first look at Alternator OptimusPrime

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by S250, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. MikeTSI

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    I think this will be the first Alt that I leave in vehicle mode....... :( 
     
  2. gunman_sr5

    gunman_sr5 Energon Station Comander

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    I like how this thing looks considering its Hasbros first attempt at a true truck.
     
  3. ZacWilliam

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    I'm not a great Photoshop artist at all,
    but I had to see if it'd work...

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    -ZacWilliam, who likely won't buy it as Prime, but
    would *DEFINATELY* pick it up this way. :) 
     
  4. Mat-Man

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    I'll buy it, as I am enjoying the Alt line, as it's cheaper for me to collect than the main line (less figures).

    Y'know, I wouldn't be surprised in the least if they remold him into Megatron at some point...(Takara would need a "name" character to sell the remold too, wouldn't they?)
     
  5. Mikey5times

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    I still need more pics to form a proper opinion. The plastic looks very cheap, but that's partly because of the flash, and maybe because this is still a prototype.

    I hope Takara's still doing a BT version, that'll probably look a little better.

    And somebody please transform this thing correctly!
     
  6. CrockAlley

    CrockAlley Gween donkey! Mine!

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    This here picture from an earlier news story looks better, with the legs upside-down.
     
  7. Valkysas

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    okay, how the f..

    front leg panels. upside down.
     
  8. Midnight Studio

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    This is exactly why the Japanese should stay away from the Alternator line.

    Simply because they don't like trucks we end up getting a shitty Prime instead of a decent Trailbreaker, Kup or Ironhide.
     
  9. Beastbot X

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    I want to see size comparison pics-- how much bigger is this dude in comparison to the other Alts?

    "Oi'm da biggest, so dat makes me da boss!"
     
  10. Razerwire

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    Yeah seriously, how the hell did they pull that off??? I'm thinking assembly error??? Or late design change??? WTF???

    These latest pics with the leg panels upside down look SILLY now that I notice it...

    http://www.tfw2005.com/news/data/upimages/1135998454.jpg

    That is definitely the way it was supposed to be...
    If the Japanese stay away from the Alternators line like you suggest, we might not have the line at all...
     
  11. JoshBot

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    Looks decent, but something's bothering me. Where's the freakin' GUN?!
     
  12. Primevil

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    Well, now that we know he has knees and that we've finally seen pics better than the ones from Botcon weekend, Prime seems much better.

    Though, like most of you, I want pics that show off articulation and the proper transformation before I decide.
     
  13. Rewind

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    Hmmm...the legs totally look upside-down in the new photo. Prime's trademark 'leg vents' should be down closer to his feet like in the earlier photo. There must be some sort of slide assembly inside the truck bed that allows it to be positioned either way. I have no idea how the logistics of that would work, but...I don't know. Weird.

    It's not the best Prime ever, but I like it enough to buy and fiddle with.
     
  14. Cloudraker

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    There isnt one thing I like about this Fig.
    Poor,poor Prime.
    The decepticon alternators are gonna kick the scrap out of this thing so it can be rebuilt into Ironhide.
     
  15. Galaxy Convoy

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    Wow, that's just sweet. I can't wait to get him.

    Glad so many people hate him. That'll make finding him all that much easier :D 
     
  16. Eric

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    Me too! :D 
     
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    I can understand the complaint some have about poor Optimus' legs and his overal appearance. I plan on using one of my extra Optimus' and a Skids head to make my own Ironhide.
     
  18. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm Wreck n’ rule

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    i agree but it is spelt ginrai :thumb 

    as for the mold itself. i think it needs knee articulation and less chunky looking legs
     
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    Looks great. I love pick-up trucks.