Fantastic Model (Fans Toys) FM-01 (Masterpiece Optimus Prime)

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  1. Mercutio

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    March 9th 2024 update: official pics of FM-01 (Optimus) revealed alongside FM-02 Margh / Ultra Magnus at TFCon LA:

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    FansToys just revealed a mold for a Magnus cab bot at TFCon Chicago '22.

    This looks like a nearly complete pre-tool for a long-awaited FansToys Optimus Prime (with a different head sculpt, and possibly other minor changes), which probably deserves its own thread. Could we finally be getting a definitive MP G1 Optimus?

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    (Previous threads relating to false leaks / April Fools were closed for replies, but mods, please merge or delete as necessary.)

    23/10/22 update: Alt mode renders of the cab have been released. Not sure why they didn't include these to begin with, haha.

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    And a digibash by @Nova Maximus and @tomac66 showing a good approximation of what an Optimus version with some remolded panels could look like:

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  2. DinobotGrimlock

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    Who are these fanstoys you speak of, I belive you mean Fantastic Model FM-01.

    Side note, I bet it'll come with multiple head sculpts, I can't see FT, I mean FM with everything we know about them using the toy head only.
     
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  3. OriginalFire

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    This Prime does not impress me.
     
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  4. Blingotron

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    Why does his pelvis have nipples?
     
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  5. RustyScreamer

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    Me either......But, if he combines in the Magnus Armor. He will be a stand alone piece for me. If not, neither is a buy.
     
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    Might be to differentiate from the Prime model, since this was showcased for the Magnus armor. Like his mask having those vents.

    Straight up, if the chest windows and frame aren't the same as the truck windows--no different if they're on the other side of the window panel same as is sported on the '44 and MS2 molds--I'm out. Unless it's reversible, as in "optional" and I can use either side in both modes. Grill already looks like a faux part unless an extra section folds out under it in truck mode. Highly doubt it, as cheating (it is) is the In thing. But we'll see.
     
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  7. Roadbuster25

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    Can he bend his waist in both directions?

    But seriously another MP Prime? I guess this means the market is not saturated enough. I do like the hitch turning into his backpack and I like the design of his legs. I like the double jointed knees. Now, lets see the elbows! Yes, the nipple waist needs to go. Btw - If not mentioned already I see he is holding Ultra Magnus's rifle.
     
  8. Mercutio

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    Well, this is the Ultra Magnus version of the mold, which is all they've shown so far. But obviously they're not going to design this figure in the first place without planning to sell an Optimus version.

    The backpack is also Magnus's and will likely be remolded, along with other various cosmetic details, but this still gives us a fair overview of what to expect.
     
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  9. Fortynickel

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    Primes are known to be extra sensitive.
     
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    They’re the rivets on his leather thong.
     
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    what does this prime do that ms 02 doesn’t and more? besides being Magnus amour not that impressed imo
     
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    How many fucking MP Primes do we need?

    (he says, still happily sitting with his old-ass Hasbro MP10)
     
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    MP 10 has some faults, but is really fun to transform compared to other MP primes.
     
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    One for every poorly drawn frame of Prime in the G1 cartoon. That way everyone can have the "G1 accurate" Prime they've dreamt of.
     
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    So the "hip nipples" I think are a reference to the toy bumper hips. I'd bet they aren't on an Optimus Prime since that isn't "too accurate".
     
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    FM-01 Barhhht
     
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    I'm just waiting for this one. Easily the most superior. 8a23eb091b460192f5f3499607e918f4 (1).jpg
     
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    If this actually is a pre-tool for their version of Optimus, it isn’t impressive or competing with what we already have on the market at all.
     
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  19. Tanafor

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    For me it's the same case as with NA. The inner robot is good enough for a Magnus, but as a standalone Prime the are better options.
     
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    Because he's a toy deco. I'm not sure what those bumps are meant to represent but they're on the original prime. Though, if they're going toy, I wish they'd get the rest of the details. The taillights on his toes, the more truck looking grill, and the details on his knees and forearms. Still, it's pretty cool to see the toy head and the toy details on his hips and thighs.

    [Edit] I wanna know what's up with that backpack. Doesn't look like any prime backpack I've ever seen and I don't see how it could be referencing Magnus since the white prime core bot was never shown in any media prior to Dreamwave and the G1 toy didn't have a back at all.
     
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