Comicave Studios Optimus Prime written review

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  1. dCon

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    20161103_173710.jpg 20161103_173329.jpg 20161103_173338.jpg **REVIEW**
    I have recently acquired the Comicave Studios Age of Extinction 1/22nd scale Optimus Prime. It stands 15.3" tall, it's 50% diecast with its entire thighs, lower leg panels, lower forearms and upper bicep/shoulders, his feet and his back all die cast. Has 70 points articulation (this is including his hands which he has 6 sets of), LED eyes, extraordinary metallic paints & weathering, die cast Shield & hard plastic knight sword. Plus 2 faces, One faceplate snd one mouthed!!

    This thing is a BEHEMOTH weighing 9.9lbs and comes in a fold out book style display box for packaging. It takes 2 button cell batterys for his head light up LED function. it's incredible! Here is a more detailed breakdown on his features/articulation.

    1st, His chest armor panels can articulate inwards on a double hinge so his butterfly shoulder joints can pull out & either bring his arms across his chest or for 2 handed sword poses, plus alot more posing options!

    His hands are fully articulated his thumb will swivel at the base where it is ball jointed as well, hinged at the sane base & middle. Fingers each are ball joints and spread small degree as well as close straight. at the base with 3 hinged joints on each finger and his wrists are on extending balljoint/ballpeg for good range AND so you can hide ugly seams. REALLY well done.

    He has around 30 to 40° lateral movement on his neck Plus it's on a balljoint and hinge at top of neck + swivel, and then the lower neck itself will rock front to back, & side to side allowing for all those great poses looking up and looking down or cocked sideways with tilt.

    Friction hinged outer arm swing, moves up past 90°.

    Shoulder pads are on a double hinge to go side to side, and on a 360° swivel above that to get out of the way for any pose necessary.

    His diaphragm and waist joint are limited but his rock front to back is grand especially with his neck joint..The two used together he can look strait down to the ground.

    His upper hips are on a tight friction swivels and on a swivel cup for thigh rotation at the top of his hip. Outer hip swing is limited to 45-50°but works really well. And the hips also pull down Shfiguarts style, to add more range front to back allowing approximately 70° forward swing easily. Its possible to get it closer to 90° but do so at your own risk.

    Optimus' knees are on double hinged ratcheted joints and feel strong and secure allowing 150° range!! Well over the usual 90° bend back.

    His diecast feet will rock front to back at a decent angle and will give a slight ankle tilt as well. He also has a toe bend joint.

    He also has a compartment in his head, which is designed to just slide right off easy peasy, then 2 button cell batteries are placed in there for pin point LED eye function. Also there is a magnet behind his face for faceplate or mouthed switchable looks. He looks good with either :) 

    He carry's a selection of pegs with holes, or pegs with slots so he can store his weapons on his back. He has his fully diecast shield. Which pegs in on either forearm. And using one of those peg assemblies you can attach the shield to his back. He also carry's his hard plastic, & VERY detailed I might add knights sword. With Cybertronian writing up and down the blade. He can slot that on to his back straight up and down through use of a peg in attachment. Even at an angle if he wants by itself so it looks more like the movie. The shield can store on his back as well. The sword attachment can then plug into the shield so the shield goes on his back with the sword on top of that.

    His joints are tight and he has a very sturdy feel and balance is good for posing.

    He is COMPLETELY authentic & accurate to the source material. Detailed like crazy. A must have for movie fans!!

    I also have a YouTube review up on my channel Cdog Cdog I'll put a link in the review transformers section as well.
     
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  2. Kuma Style

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    @dCon Thank you very much for this. This comes in Monday, and while looking up on it, surprisingly this is the only real feedback I found on this figure here or any other forum. I appreciate the in depth piece.
     
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    It is surprising that there has been so little feedback on this. I think it has to do with the fact that it did not really receive a wide release in the west.

    I have it and love mine. My favorite thing about this figure is that he very detailed but also very solid. I am not worried about breaking little pieces off every time I grab him. He is slightly smaller than figures in Threea's movie line and I personally like the smaller size. My only issue is that the head isn't incredibly accurate in shape. This is more noticeable when the faceplate is on. Aesthetically, it kinda looks a little nicer than than the movie's head as it better blends the G1 design with the movie model. Though being a little OCD I probably would have preferred a more accurate head. By the way, you can find a nemesis prime version of the head (with the red paint on one side) on eBay.
     
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    Your welcome my man! Glad I could help. Big fan bro!
     
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    Thanks man, and definitely subbed to you as well.

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    I actually DID order the TLK version of the head which arrived yesterday while the comicave itself was delayed until today. So lonely.

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    OMG...

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    Awesome! I might have to get th TLK head. Was it hard to change them out?
     
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    I could have sworn I answered this but it's just a ball joint
     
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    This is a lovely piece.
     
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    Ended up having to return this item for a refund (which was thankfully refunded today) last week because the seller sent it broken with the feet literally glued to the balljoints for some reason. Upon letting the seller know of my findings, he responded basically saying "suck it up" and attempted to imply that I had done it myself on the return claim. This item was listed as new and mint condition. The Ebay seller's name is PopBotman and is selling out of Cranston Rhode Island. Please be weary of a similar listing for this item as I feel he will probably try to fraudulently sell it again.

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    Shitbag, dishonest seller and even asking in the Optimus Prime groups I'm in no one at all agreed with this being an issue reported on anyone else's ever. I already have another one (New/unopened) coming from another, trusted seller but buyers beware. This guy sold a product he screwed up under false pretenses, lied, and then stretched out the return/refund process as far as possible.
     
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    That's an awesome piece right there! As someone who loves this design this is friggin' cool as all hell! Unfortunately, there's no way I could afford it:(  Anyway, that sucks Kuma Style! People like that are the main reason I prefer not to use eBay (and the fact that I'm a high schooler with barely any cash) Glad you got another one, lovely pics by the way!
     
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    2 things wrong with what the asshole said in the 1st message. ONE Comicave did NOT MAKE a 1/6 Iron-Man. And #2 I hsve a perfect one so I feel like jumping up & telling him "I got one that has no issues, asshole!" God that pisses me off sorry bro you had the deal with someone like that. This is why I don't use eBay anymore. With the new one how did you get the eyes purple or as he said above, The Last Knight head on? WHERE do I get one? :) 
     
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    Don't you love him? He's just about 10 f###ing pounds in the packaging! And damn close without! He has so much awesome diecast! The ONLY THING is he is in his form from the beginning of Age of Extinction. I'll probably be getting the 3A The Last Knight Optimus Prime to have his updated look from the end of AOE & in TLK. But regardless Comicaves is still is a spitting image of the design he once was! (minus the blue feet) One of my top 10 toys I would have to say & the most expensive ive bought, I paid $550 to get him early, I only paid $409.99 for my 19" 3A DOTM Optimus Prime. But he's only plastic.
     
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    If you look mine is the TLK head. And yea man, I really like it a lot.
     
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    Your right his faceplate is a little more like original trilogy version. Its meant to have way more sharp edges cut into it along the way. And his feet are off bit it's nice to know there are others that enjoy this video. Ppl seemed to enjoy my review when I 1st posted it on YouTube even still, but I never really talked to more then 2 ppl (in the beginning) that wanted to buy it. Lots of ppl said the hip ball joints broke but they probably didn't use caution when loosening the figures joints & just went to town. Anyone that knows metal ball joints know thst you have to get them worked in slowly. If you man handle it right away it might break. I'm looking forward to TLK 19" Optimus Prime from 3A as my DOTM 3A Optimus Prime is amazing and this one looks tons better!
     
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    Right that's what I was asking (I know my writing can sometimes be confusing lol) I was asking how do I get The Last Knight head like that with the purple eyes?

    Edit: oh it was the post above the one you quoted where I asked that
     
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    He looks cool but for the price I want something 100% accurate like the upcoming 3A figure. Something about the Comicave one (especially pre-TLK head) is off to me. Plus I am sick of seeing his pre-knight arms on EVERY toy since he didn't even have that look for very long! They really should be selling some replacement arms as well as the new head. Still looks like a fun figure though.