BAIWEI TW-1030 KO SS-102 ROTB Optimus Prime

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by magicube, Sep 12, 2023.

  1. Fatelift1987

    Fatelift1987 Well-Known Member

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    I turn 21 in 2 days, and getting Prime for my birthday (and BBM Megs this past Christmas) is a complete reversal of 15 years ago, where I got my very first Optimus, being Animated Optimus for Christmas 2008, and April 2009, I got my very first Megatron, being ROTF Fast Action Battlers Megatron

    It's come full circle, but also reversed, and I think that just adds to how special BBM Megatron and ROTB Baiwei Optimus Prime are to me.
     
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  2. VariaTheHunter

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    Just ordered my own from TFSafari. Looking forward to getting it! I do own the official SS version, but will probably give it to someone else once this guy comes in. I do wish they updated the engineering on the shoulders like how the DNA upgrade does, but it's a small nitpick when it has the new smokestacks and cleaned up back for the truck. Those fixes in addition to the movie accurate and detailed paint work and nicer accessories were enough to sell me on this.
     
  3. Fenrys

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    Honestly, the DNA shoulders are also kind of a pain. Half the time when trying to rotate the arms it ends up rotating the shoulder transformation joint instead.
     
  4. VariaTheHunter

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    Ahh, fair enough. Honestly though, it's a minor issue for me. The plus sides of everything else this thing is doing is great!
     
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  5. Fenrys

    Fenrys Formerly Tigatron2002

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    I've been contemplating swapping the shoulders with the DNA ones when my Baiwei Prime.cimes in, but I think I'm just gonna leave it as is
     
  6. ^o^CORVUS^o^

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    And that collection you're trying so desperately to shed, pure Unicron Trilogy. What was your father, dear? Was he a He-Man collector? Did he stink of Moss-Man?
     
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  7. Kevin Iaquinto

    Kevin Iaquinto 8 Strings Enthusiast

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    Trailer and prime have left China. Total order from TFSafari was like $61. Crazy.

    I was worried when the trailer shopped a day earlier than big bot, but he was like 12 hours later.
     
  8. Primus Wept

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    Anyone got those nylon 3D printed shoulder upgrades? I know nylon is ugly but it's in a place it's barely seen. I wonder if it makes a difference, it looks like it does from the photos

    I'm talking about these

    If they're good I'm thinking these upgrades + the baiwei figure pretty much makes the perfect prime
     

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  9. ^o^CORVUS^o^

    ^o^CORVUS^o^ You call on me to solve a crooked rhyme

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    Those are on my eBay watchlist, but I have yet to pull the trigger.
     
  10. John TheDestroyer

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    The official one is supposed to be getting a PR this year right? I might get this figure and the official one to mix and match parts. The official head is so much better than this KO one, and a lot of the details here are a bit flatter. But the silver thighs, gray feet, and improved leg transformation on this one will all go onto the official's upper body
     
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  11. Seth Sunthay

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    next year
     
  12. bryan_too

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    Seems alot of the units still have the V1 head. Asking Taobao sellers of the V2 head but they yet to receive any.
     
  13. gojiboy69

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    does that even include the ones from ShowZ?
     
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    No idea. You may want to ask them. I don't buy from ShowZ because Taobao is cheaper.
     
  15. Wh1tebase

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    I got these.... they are terrible. They are very loose and flimsy because of the material its made of. Its not fragile or anything, but it loosens instantly.
     
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    How dare you sir! /s

    The Lemontree KO is a thing of beauty. It's my go-to BB Prime; MHZ is my go-to ROTB.
     
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  17. Primus Wept

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    Yikes.... well. I'm glad to have finally heads a review at least. Does conventional tightening tricks like floor polish work when it comes to nylon?
     
  18. WABI

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    I no longer need the BMB copy so I removed the parts for the alt mode.
    It looks better with the panel that came with the TW1030.
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  19. averagetfcollector07

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  20. Wh1tebase

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    Nah, i've tried everything. Kiki or super glue didn't work either. The other problem i had is that itll keep popping off the mushroom joint on the torso.