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Old 06-30-2011, 02:22 AM   #11
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You could probably get away with doing that. I had to disassemble and reassemble a few parts when I did things in the wrong order and I didn't have any problems, though of course it would probably be best just to paint it from the get go if you want to go that route. I don't have Bumblebee, but from what I see he needs paint much more than Prime does (the main reason I won't be getting BB). You may even decide that you don't need to put too much paint on Prime if any at all.
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The issue with me and painting Prime is that I'm not overly fond of the red plastic they use. But if I paint it and use the decals, I still have to successfully execute the orange gradation beneath the flames.

All of which would be a fun challenge except that I'm short on time, and eager to have my new toy, and a little nervous about messing up a $100 toy (even though I've been painting models for years).
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Old 06-30-2011, 02:49 AM   #12
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:07 AM   #13
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Anyone know where to get this guy besides BBTS? I was gonna buy it tomorrow evening but they're sold out
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:21 AM   #14
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Very nice! I got mine on the way from AmiAmi fairly decently priced ($99 total all shipped) considering the markup cost of this thing. Will be a bit of a wait, but I don't really mind. Awesome pictures and very nice review!

I wonder what are the chances that some third party company, or perhaps a Shapeways product, will make available a buster type gun attachment for DMK Prime? I really think that's the only thing missing from him!
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:56 AM   #15
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One thing this guy really does do is show just how incredible the mold for RotF leader class Prime is! Considering the differences between them are not all that huge, the fact that one transforms is astonishing!
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:14 AM   #16
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One thing this guy really does do is show just how incredible the mold for RotF leader class Prime is! Considering the differences between them are not all that huge, the fact that one transforms is astonishing!
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:07 AM   #17
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Nice review. I'd like to see some actual HD Video done of this kit.

I really want some good close up photos so I can see just how detailed this piece is.

The chest panels(windows) look odd. Are they clear on the front and then painted on the back?
Here and here are two of the full resolution shots I took, so you can zoom in on those and get some better detail. How the chest panels work is that the pre-painted silver parts are attached to the red piece and then you place clear plastic windshield pieces over top of those.

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Very nice! I got mine on the way from AmiAmi fairly decently priced ($99 total all shipped) considering the markup cost of this thing. Will be a bit of a wait, but I don't really mind. Awesome pictures and very nice review!

I wonder what are the chances that some third party company, or perhaps a Shapeways product, will make available a buster type gun attachment for DMK Prime? I really think that's the only thing missing from him!
Yeah, I agree. The gun is the only thing missing. I'd love to see an add on, and they probably wouldn't have too hard a time implementing it since you have to take his forearm mostly apart anyway to put the swords on. I forgot to mention in the review, but there was a pre-order bonus deal from certain Japanese retailers that gave you the battle hooks as well as the swords.

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One thing this guy really does do is show just how incredible the mold for RotF leader class Prime is! Considering the differences between them are not all that huge, the fact that one transforms is astonishing!
I agree. I think ROTF Leader Prime is the best transforming movieverse Optimus Prime that we'll ever get. But I think overall this is the best representation of Prime's robot mode (except for maybe the Sideshow statue if you've got $1200 to drop on it) .
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:12 AM   #18
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Those guns are absolutely beautiful with him.

It a shame Jetwing costs so much. I can't justify spending that much on a toy that revolves around the same mold as Buster Prime, only painted more poorly.

Although, I should ask since you apparently HAVE Jetwing, does the Jetwing backpack fit on the ROTF mold, or did they make modifications so it would fit? (I know they've made aesthetic modifications)
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:34 PM   #19
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One thing this guy really does do is show just how incredible the mold for RotF leader class Prime is! Considering the differences between them are not all that huge, the fact that one transforms is astonishing!
Yeah, I'd really like this model but am going to pass since the RotF Prime is already so nice. If they make leader sized model kits of Blackout or Bonecrusher, though, I'll have to get those...
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:11 PM   #20
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Looks great, thanks for the review

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