Iron Warrior DLX Scale Transformers Prime

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  1. Zoo

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    Not sure why they went bee next. But it's a cool design. I'm worried he might be a tad too big though. Hopefully meg's and knockoyare around the corner as I think that would be a coop set of 4
     
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    Isn’t it obvious?
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    Bumblebee sells, maybe even a little more than Megatron.

    It would have been more confusing of they with someone else, this is not shocking at all imo.
     
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    Tbh, I've gotten to the point where I kind of hate Bumblebee. Oh he's a perfectly fine character and he's definitely one of the more important ones but I hate just how much emphasis every TF franchise has put on him since 2007. They even had him copy Prime's death/resurrection in the latest movie.

    Having said that, I actually still like Bumblebee and his movie was the best of the live action movies so I'm honestly a little torn. I'm still irritated they went with him before Megatron, though.
     
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    I ONLY get tired and hate him is when he’s the spotlight, which recently, S2 onward of Cyberverse, Earthspark, Skybound comics and ROTB he has not been. So no problem with him rn, oh and also he’s allowed to besides movies talk which helps also.
    That’s a parallel I’d say.
    I’m fine with it since Bee I want more than Megatron rn. We don’t get 3P wise any sports car/muscle car Bee’s which are what I think of and prefer for Bee.

    Megatron I think they skipped to keep people attached to the line and wait.

    Scale wise he looks about right after looking it up.
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    Normally I'd agree but they already had grey models for megs and knockout. Sure the scale on those was different but I cant imagine it would take a lot of work to upscale and adjust. Maybe well get them after bee though

    Id argue the opposite from rotb. they shelved him for half the movie, which I'm assuming was their way to kind of pan off of him. if it makes u feel better, idt he's even on skybounds new roster

    ah my mistake, those are nice screencaps.


    I FINALLY GOT MINE AND HES AWESOME. inunderstand what everyone means by the squeaky joints and lightness, I think the plastic could be stronger and diecast placed better, otherwise he's awesome. Its cool how well he scales with the kids and FE/RED arcee
     
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    KO I think comes later, Megs I think will probably be next but they might make us wait for him, to keep people from being like “Got Prime, got Megs, I’m good on the line”.
    Basically, way to give others like Mirage the spotlight (which good and finally!).

    Love Bee but I’m done with him taking others spotlight.
    He’s not yes, Cliffjumper took his spot, which I was shocked by.
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    Your good, even I was like “wait a minute” after you said it.
    Nice! And yeah cool it scales with them.
     
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    Anyone’s light up feature not work?
     
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    Mine but that's only because I somehow misplaced the battery compartment.
     
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    Arcee is huge and ratchet is very small. Interesting, when does this drop?

    So my thoughts:

    Negatives first: Flimsy in some areas, my back of the right skirt was super loose so i had to glue it on, plastic feels a little sus, handle with care

    Positives: Literally everything else, I love this guy.

    Interesting tidbit. I thought my star sabers were mis-assembled, but after looking at in show shots, turns out the Dr Wu version and the APC KO that we got had the blade flipped. Not a big deal though as (at least on the APC Japan version) the blade pulls off and can be flipped. Another thing is that the star saber handle with the hand is longer than the normal one, looks like they just chopped the cad file and extended it, don't know how accurate that is

    Took too many pics, not an expert photographer and not great at posing but take a look

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    That G1 sunbow scaling for you and in October I believe
     
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    This guy is really begging us to spend more time to mess with it. Here's my thoughts

    Packaging & Accessories
    Comparing to their 1st version of Prime, the packaging is very minimal with small thumbnail as their boxart. One neat touch is the "One shall stand, One shall fall" seal. IW is using a similar approach to APC to protect the figure and accessories in the box, an approach which I find it way better than transparent clamshell. It consists of 2 layer, on the top you will find most of the accessories and parts for Prime while the underneath is the main figure with Star Sabers and arm blasters. It also provide you with a clear and simple instruction on how to assemble the parts and most importantly, what battery model they are using, something that is not mentioned by many manufacturers
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    The full package
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    The arm blade is really accurate with some ink wash and dry brush and the way they attach make it very show accurate, like it is transform out from their hand, rather than an additional parts
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    Arm cannon consists of 2 parts, you can either attach the smaller part to the hand first then follow by the cannon or you can pre-assemble it before attaching to Prime. I like the fluorescent paint they apply to the cannon and not sure if it is due to budget, I find they didn't include LED to the blaster is a missed opportunity which greatly helps to bring the blaster to "live"
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    You get 2 Star Sabers which is nicely done and quite thick for the blade. 1 is in idle state and 1 is energized. By default, the handle comes attached with a hold fist for the energized version but you can swap out the handle between the 2. The handles are slightly different in coloration and nicely sculpted.
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    Main Figure

    After attaching the shoulder pad and chest piece / windows, Prime is now like walking out of the screen alive. You will find some dry brush paint on the edges and there's an UV coat to the whole figure. The impression is very good and it seems like a real paint on what you see on vehicle.

    If you are expecting a ThreeZero level kind of quality, you may walk away as it is no where near. The figure doesn't give you the hefty or dense like ThreeZero but it is not light either. It is firm and plastic is not thin and is a vast improvement over their Jetpower armor set. The areas that are made of diecast which I can tell is the crotch piece, fingers and inner parts of the lower leg.

    You gotta be careful when attaching the shoulder pad on where you want to apply pressure to avoid broken parts as there is some tiny pieces all around the body. I couldn't push the whole shoulder pad to tab till the end but it holds firmly. Another part which need to cautious is the tail light piece at the back of the heel as it is very thin.
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    The eyes are also painted, hence you feel "dead" when the LED is off. To an extend, I find that it looks better when the LED is off. A note to be taken, there's no fixed position for the LED inside the head and if you doesn't place it evenly, you will have uneven lid. Easy fix to put some blue tag to hold the position.
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    Articulation wise is great and sufficient for most of the posing required. The joints are tight, if not, stiff to hold the figure well. Here is some of the pictures that I have taken
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    Wish their take on Megatron is next rather than Bee to have a proper shots of the following scene
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    After this, gonna take more pictures of Prime wielding his Star Saber.
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    Conclusion
    I was holding back initially when I saw the price but no gap filler piece when you utilize the ab crunch and butterfly joint, leaving those area empty. However, too hard to say no to TFP, especially Prime. Overall, you won't be disappointed. While quality is not ThreeZero level, but it is good. Beside some of the wish list that mentioned here and above, I wish IW gives us few facial expression for the plate-less face as Prime often seen with with multiple expression in the show. Also hope that there is a Matrix of leadership, given it has one of the most iconic and best designed Matrix.

    Now IW, please give us a Beast Hunter version of Prime
     
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    "Megatron, be gone"

    I was just thinking of this scene. I wish the chest had a matrix chamber for this alone
     
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    It may be accurate but I prefer the sword blade turned the wrong way. Just looks wrong to have the smaller blade out front.

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    it does look better the other way imo yeah
     
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    Yeah, if they were gonna take inspiration from movie Prime, they should have just taken the way the blades are shaped. Why make it different for an impractical looking shape? It's like a slightly sharper Kukri Blade but still backwards.
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    Bayverse and ROTB had the right idea.
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    Another nitpick of mine is the star saber holder at the back is not accurate to show. But this is a very small nitpick
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    Also the holster for the blade kinda sucks. Unless I'm doing it wrong.
     
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    Thank you for the very detailed write up and the absolutely beautiful photos! I’ve been admiring this from afar since the gray prototype but knowing it was always going to be expensive was keeping me away. Your review and pictures here are seriously making me consider buying a copy.
     
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    Attempted a GIF for this mountain slashing scene
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    bro did not retreat
     
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