|11-27-2012, 09:32 AM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2005
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To be honest, by the time I got this figure this morning, I didn't want it anymore. The reason is Dark Guard Optimus Prime. I wasn't sure if I needed 2 versions of black TFP Primes. But hey, he is here....
Once I got the figure out of the box, my mood was greatly improved. Nemesis Prime has a very nice shade of dark grey. He doesn't look quite black to me.
(sorry about the robot mode not proper.)
He only requires 4 stickers applied according to the instruction. 2 Decepticon insignias and headlights.
More about the stickers later
Arms Micron Giza
I haven't built many Arms Microns, but this one was the simplest of all. Applying blade stickers was tricky as always, but stickers can be reapplied a couple of times if you are careful. Can't do anything about the wrinkles though....
His alt mode is a saw shark (nokogirizame).
weapon mode is a blade. Nice and big! (Comparison with R.A. - Ratchet's Arms Micron)
Now, Nemesis Prime comes with "optional" stickers and they are teal. I do think he looks great without stickers. It's a simple but very effective repaint.
But TEAL stickers. How could I not apply them?
The instruction has suggestions as to where the extra stickers can be applied, and I followed the example.
There was even one to add teal shine to his crotch!
(I peeled it off after taking some photos - I guess I have to draw the line somewhere )
What I have settled with is like this -
My conclusion is, this is a great repaint with very fun optional stickers. I'll add some comparison shots with other black Primes tomorrow. (Unfortunately I don't have my AM1 optimus Prime anymore)
Prime Japan Arms Micron Nemesis Prime with Giza
Last edited by SydneyY; 11-28-2012 at 06:53 PM..
|11-27-2012, 10:00 AM||#2|
I WILL DESTROY YOU
Join Date: Jul 2003
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Plus this one in alt mode and articulation...it's kind of a match for RTS G2 Prime..
|11-27-2012, 10:12 AM||#3|
I'M REALLY FEELING IT
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Akron, Ohio
Collection Count: Many.
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That's actually not a bad idea, using it as a Generations RID Scourge. I might just do that if I feel like the TFCC one doesn't cut it.
|11-27-2012, 10:19 AM||#4|
Back in Black
Join Date: May 2007
Collection Count: about 100, all custom fodder.
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Wow! Great photos. Looks great.
|11-27-2012, 10:22 AM||#5|
Join Date: Sep 2004
Collection Count: 200+
News Credits: 12
Great Photos, but I still maintain if you own RID Scourge & Universe 1.0 Nemesis Prime....you have all the "Black Optimus" you need.
|11-27-2012, 10:34 AM||#6|
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Can't wait for mine..and I'm definitely going full color crotch.
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|11-27-2012, 10:52 AM||#7|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Collection Count: 500+
im not into black Primes but this one looks great!
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|11-27-2012, 10:58 AM||#8|
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Kokomo, IN
Collection Count: I'm afraid to count.
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*Insert common complaint about lack of paint apps on AM releases*
That said, I think he makes quite a nice looking Scourge. The speckled plastic adds a little something extra to what could have been a boring straight black.
|11-27-2012, 10:59 AM||#9|
Kills Cons Dead!
Join Date: Mar 2007
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Those stickers quality is terrible...
|11-27-2012, 11:16 AM||#10|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Inner Cybertron
Collection Count: More than some, but less than others
If Takara eliminates the stickers for their 2013 Prime toys I would be one happy camper!! I really hate them in most cases. They are already starting to peel from early figures like Skywarp (whose 'gut' Decepticon symbol is peeling off) and I can just see what will happen with figures who have more stickers than others- peel-o-mania!!
Back on topic. Nemesis Prime here is actually a study in minimalism where stickers are concerned, so it completely works for him to have pretty much none at all. The non-Silas Breakdown is a similar story... the fewer stickers the better. Otherwise, N.P. looks awesome! Not sure I want another of this mold though- even with the cool red window and dark coloring- but time will tell.
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