DOTM or AOE/Last Knight Optimus

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by SonOfNemesis, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    I'm still kind of stuck on the Dark of the Moon leader class Optimus Prime vs the AOE/Last Knight line Optimus. I think figuratively* speaking the DOTM Optimus is much more appealing overall. Don't get me wrong there are some very interesting details on the AOE/Last Knight styled figure but unless Last Knight gets a leader version of its own I'd rather stick with the DOTM version. Or I guess the Striker Optimus Prime figure. You?
     
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    I'm holding out to see if the presumably inbound leader class toy for TLK pulls off some wizardry.
     
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    If money is no object and you want the flat-out best-engineered Optimus out there for your display, the ROTF/DOTM leader mold is your best bet. If you want am Optimus who looks okay but is actually fun the play with, go for the AoE leader.

    That said, I wouldn't be surprised if we get a better leader figure of Optimus's new design for TLK, whereas the ROTF/DOTM design is the peak of a bygone era of engineering that we'll never see again, so on that basis alone you might want the DOTM/Striker version.
     
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    I like both, but like most people I think the ROTF/DOTM design is the better of the two.

    If you're figuring out which to buy, I think you're more likely to regret not grabbing that 10th anniversary leader Prime than any so far revealed (or likely) AOE/LK new leader. But who knows. Except for the missing Pinstriping, he otherwise has the best deco the mold has ever had.

    BUT- if this is about what toy to buy, you owe it to yourself to take a serious look at the WeiJiang oversized Evasion Prime. Now that I've had and been staring at mine for the better part of a year (meaning the new, wow thing has worn off), I think he very well might be the best Prime I have that actually transforms (I have a couple nicer ones that don't). His biggest downside (and this could be a deal breaker) is that he is a bit bigger than the official leaders, although he scales beautifully with the HA figures.
     
  5. SonOfNemesis

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    Great feedback thanks. I want to wait for TLK and hope they pull it off like you guys mentioned but at the same time I don't want to miss out on that 10th anniversary DOTM Optimus - really nice details in that one. I'll think about it a little more but it's looking like DOTM after all. These days I've been choosing my figures wisely since I simply can't get them all. Too many other figures coming out that I want to get as well and funding for my collection isn't as available as it used to be. My wife looks over my shoulder with a scornful eye when I'm looking at figures to buy, lol.

    I own a WeiJiang MPP10b (Nemesis) and man it's just a thing of beauty. Those guys know what they're doing and they do it well. Awesome figure, no complaints. I appreciate their evasion mode Prime but I just don't like his chest design as much as the dotm/rotf design. If those guys made a dotm/rotf version Optimus I would get it hands down.
     
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    I have ROTF, DOTM, AOE Optimus Primes as well as numerous others; it's OP, you can't go wrong!

    I just bought an AOE Armor Black Knight version, most beautiful colors on Optimus Prime with translucent weapons that glow in certain lighting.