Best Movie Optimus Prime and Bumblebee figures

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  1. God Orion

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    Hello, I am curious to hear your opinions about the best figures for both Optimus Prime and Bumblebee (Camaro) from the movies. By best I mean that have the best alt and robot mode. If possible at a masterpiece scale or nearer. They can be manufactured from 3rd party or from official.

    Please let me know.
     
  2. King Glurch

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    The best non-Bumblebee movie Optimus would probably either be Studio Series SS-32 Optimus Prime or HFTD Battle Blades Optimus Prime. For Bumblebee I would have to say either DOTM Cyberfire or Nitro Bumblebee.
     
  3. DerVernichter

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    I have a soft spot for AOE Evasion Mode Prime, the transformation and articulation on that figure is fantastic. You can go with the Wei Jiang version of you want some extra beefiness.
     
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    Best Optimus Primes (IMO):
    -RotF/DotM Leader Class
    -MPM-04 (QC issues notwithstanding)
    -HftD/Movie Advanced Battle Blades Prime
    -Takara Movie the Best Evasion Mode Prime
    -potentially SS-32, but I haven't handled him yet.

    Bumblebee:
    -MPM-03, hands down. He's almost perfect
    -HftD/Movie Advanced Battle Blade Bee
    -Transformers (2007) Premium Series Bee
    -maybe SS-01/SS-27 Bee. The mold is good, just not incredibly posable and riddled with QC problems.
     
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  5. God Orion

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    I want to thank you all for your answers. I will have a look at all of them and will let you know.
     
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    SS05 OP
    TLK new mold BB
     
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    For Optimus, either the ROTF Leader Buster figure or AOE Evasion Mode.

    For Bee, the 2007 Premium, HFTD Battle Blades and DOTM Deluxe are all excellent with minor paint touch ups.

    Both characters have plenty of great toys on offer!
     
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    Wei Jiang oversized Evasion Prime is probably the best movie figure available, until the oversized retool of the new SS comes out. The first oversized SS is pretty good as well. For $70 it is kind of a steal compared to anything made by Hasbro.

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    Studio Series Clunker Bumblebee. The 01 version apparently has some quality control issues (mine is fine) and doesn't have the roof pinned on, but it's a good looking, very accurate mold, that even remembers the secondary door-wings and that the wheels go in the ankles.
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    If that doesn't interest you, TLK Bumblebee has those improvements, but is a head taller and has the cannon on the wrong arm. Battle Blade Bumblebee, DOTM Deluxe Bumblebee, and even the original 2008 Camaro Bumblebee are also pretty good. If you have the money to throw around, MPM-3 Bumblebee is reportedly excellent.

    Depending on your preference for scale, either the ROTF Leader Optimus Prime, the HFTD Battle Blade Optimus Prime (which I hear is good), or either Studio Series Optimus Prime. The 05 Optimus has the murder swords, but the 32 version has brighter colors, a cleaner back, and can combine with Studio Series Jetfire. It also scales better with Studio Series Bumblebee.
     
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    Is there a bumblebee movie OP?
     
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    Human Alliance Bumblebee.
     
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    Optimus Prime:
    Evasion or SS-32. Pick SS32 if you want the Peterblit first trilogy design, pick Evasion if you want a good Optimus in general. He’s got a beautiful G1 homage and transformation.

    Bumblebee:
    TLK or SS (Clunker). DO NOT get SS-01, he’s full of QC duds. If you want a first trilogy design get the DOTM Deluxe, as he’s the only one to scale correctly with modern Transformers.
     
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    There will be, soon. It’s SS-38.
     
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    Everyone is saying SS-32 but I personally prefer SS-05. Colors are richer and alt mode is much better.

    MPM-4 looks fantastic in boy mode and articulation is insane. Transformation is workable and the second series is much better QC wise.

    MPM Camaro Bee is probably the best MPM to date.
     
  15. God Orion

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    Ok, so far I only had a look at the interpretations of Prime. AOE Evasion Mode is really cool but I was more looking into the big Mack truck transformation. I think HFTD battle blades suits me better, watched emgo’s review and it convinced me pretty well. I need to watch into these Bumblebees figure. I am not planning into getting one of each just now, but only exploring the movie figures of these two characters.
     
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    Of the ones I own, I go with MPM3 Bumblebee and Unique Toys Challenger, even though mine is broken.
    If you want the original movie Optimus, is say Legendary Toys LT2, at least until the Black Apple one comes out. LT2 fixes almost all the problems MPM4 had. There are other OSKO MPM4 toys, but I don't own any of them. I plan to get the Black Apple one, though...
     
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    Striker Optimus Prime throws the SS And MP versions in the freaking trash. Its perfect. Ish.

    Oh yeah MPM 3 bee is also amazing
     
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    MPM-03 isn't just the best movie Bumblebee, it's a contender for my favorite Masterpiece.
     
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    Ok what is this Black Apple version you are talking about please? Legendary Toys LT2 looks amazing! I have to watch a review about it. I would otherwise get SS32, but not sure what the différences are really.

    Concerning Bumblebbe, it is clear that MPM-3 is indeed perfect.
     
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    Is there a version with a trailer that transforms into wings like in the third Transformers movie? I would love something like that.