BAIWEI TW-1030 KO SS-102 ROTB Optimus Prime

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  1. daimchoc

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    Overall I like what I see but a lot of the mechanical and finer details are definitely simplified (I know it's a ko) but BaiWei has been pretty good with it in the past. The accessories look fantastic and so does the truck mode.

    Picked up the BMB KO recently so I might do a Frankenstein between the two if I ever pick this one up
     
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    The more of this KO I see, the more I like it. The tiny matrix in his chest is a nice touch. I still want to see what the "normal" version looks like before I pull the trigger, though.
     
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    That's a bit better. I just don't understand why not just KO the head 100%? Why need to change it anyway? Are they worry about Hasbro will take action? Nothing happened to BMB so far.
     
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    Looks pretty fantastic to me. I intentionally skipped the official SS-102 because I didn’t care for the concessions that compromised both modes, but I have this on pre-order because it looks like a solid figure all around.
     
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    No clue, but I think I've figured out why the head still looks off. Compared to the original, the area between his optics and faceplate (which I'll call eyebags for simplicity) is slightly more prominent, which causes the eyes to become beady due to more space being taken up by the eyebags. The eyebags are also aligned to the nose on Baiwei's rather than stopping and cutting down just before the nose on the original, all of this and the loss of sculpted detail making the updated headsculpt look off. But yeah, they really could've just used the original headsculpt since they've already copied 100% of the original body.
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    tbh i thought it just looked off because the blue bits beside the eyes on the hasbro version is painted silver on the baiwei version
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    Just made an order on this dude yesterday morning along with the wheeljack door kit. This Prime is looking pretty good!!!
     
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    Wait, it's already shipping out?
     
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    certainly possible, tfsafari says that their first batch of stock was coming in late march
     
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    That's definitely the case as well
     
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    Not too sure. Made the order through AliExpress from DrRobot store and shipping said sometime in May
     
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    Does anyone know when showz will start shipping it?
     
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    No, we don't.
     
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    Indeed not. BAIWEI hasn't issued a concrete release date. So, we wait.
     
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    Just put an order at Ali, seems more detailed than supreme commander although that is also tugging at me too
     
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    Now I see why most people thought the head looked weird. It´s literally the same head but they simplified some details, like below the eyes, less detail and silver paint on the diamond shape, the face mask has has less sharp parts and look smoothed out, and the tiny circles and both sides of the cheeks are just simple circles.

    It´s the same head, just simplified. We´ve all been fooled.

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    I'm okay with the 2.0 head. It's better than the first head. I just surprised that Baiwei listened and fixed the cat eyes. The first head makes him look like a
    Transformers thundercats crossover:D 
    I hope the one I ordered will be the new head, I think that's why it's delayed.

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