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Old 12-30-2012, 02:49 AM   #1
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Transformers Prime Dark Energon VC Optimus prime

Hi guys it will be my 1st review and also my 1st contribution for TFW2005, a little present from me before the year ends i hope you guys enjoy it.

Since the mold is already reviewed i will keep things short and simple as much as possible. Will also post some comparative shots to other versions of Prid Optimus prime. Feedbacks and comments are appreciated thanks for looking.

1st the packaging

Somehow the packaging has a Decepticon vibe to it maybe because of the purple theme.

Some more info about Dark energon optimus.

Now on to the toy, he still got the same weapons like the Prid optimus i just wished it can be lock this time but oh well.

At 1st like many others im not so sure about the orange clear parts on the arms and windshield because in the promo pic it was more like yellow orange?

But it quickly grows on me, it has two different colors in the limbs more like glittering dark blue and black if you look closely enough. same with the legs, shame on the shins they left it unpainted.

A close up pic, it also has a new head mold pretty much similar to dr wu's stuff but rather evil looking. The autobot logo is now on the front instead of sideview.

Backview - not much in here

Now on to the vehicle mode, Well thats a big autobot logo isn't?

Back view

Some comparative shorts to other Prid optimus, To anyone who hates grey plastic in the limbs then this is for you!

Vehicle mode with others, i like Dark energon's grill better than the other two.

Compared with 1st ed Clear version optimus prime. i thought they have the same clear red plastic but the Dark energon version is more like pinkish if you check it closely.

Dont you think Dark energon is better compare to 1st ed clear version in Truck mode? clear parts and colored plastic really works well in this version and has more detailed in it.

If the Prid optimus prime dont work on you then i hope this one will, i used to hate the Prid version but the detail and theme really works in this version. very much like the nemesis prime when i 1st appreciated the mold compared to Prid optimus.

I just wished they continue this line, im already imagining dark energon version of vehicons, skyquake, dreadwing, bulkhead pretty much all TF prime mold that will be epic! im willing to start the line again if hasbro decides to continue this line.

Again Merry xmas and a happy newyear to all happy hunting.

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Old 12-30-2012, 04:55 AM   #2
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Finally, someone decided to open one... Been waiting for a review. The new head mold is quite good, and the translucent plastic adds a touch of class to this otherwise middle-of-the-road mold.

Still worried about those translucent plastic joints. I keep wondering if somewhere doen the line, Habro's goint to release this WITHOUT the clear plastic , which'll probably nix the lightpiping and the windows, but I'm okay with it being painted over...

Looks like you got yours too. CybPh TK distribution table? What time were you there?
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:26 AM   #3
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@Cybernaut i just got it today like 6hours ago bro. clear plastic is good base from my experience with the tokyo toy show clear version i believe they are sturdy enough time will tell, good thing the transformation doesnt need force to transform it.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:44 AM   #4
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Really like the look of him, except the big Autobot logo on the truck mode, but if I'd ever get my hands on him he'd be in robot mode anyway.

Thanks for the pictures!
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:55 AM   #5
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I think the 1st ed. Clear shits all over that one.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:08 AM   #6
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:35 AM   #7
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I like this look for the PRID Optimus mold, but I have to disagree IMHO on the statement that this looks better then the FE Crystal Ops. The black grill on Dark Energon Ops is a nice touch.
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Just don't like whatever shade that blue is or the head
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:38 PM   #9
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Wow, I didn't know this guy was coming with a new head mold. That's a nice bonus.
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The blue and the Autobot logo on the truck nose kinda kills it for me.
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