Legacy Armada Optimus confirmed

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    I am really looking forward to Optimus Prime. If/when we get an Armada Jetfire, I hope the transformation is not NEARLY as fucking scary as the original one.
     
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    There were complaints of the complexity with RID2001 in transformation and then some. And in an effort to keep the target audience of kids buying their toys Hasbro had to scale back and make the toys more gimmick focused and simplifying things. Kinda like how RotF became complex and Hasbro dialed it back down a bit with DotM but then dialed it real down to Armada levels with AOE. History repeats.
     
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    Any chance you could let us know if he has hatchet joints in him?
     
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    Same, except I only ever watched a brief 30 seconds of it back in the day and thought "wait, is this Transformers?" and changed the channel.
     
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    Legacy Evolution commander class Armada Optimus Prime mold in the future.
    Visual presentation:

    Kinpika Convoy.
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    Crystal Convoy.
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    Battle for the Matrix.
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    Magna Convoy DX Set.
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    Optimus Prime and Overload.
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    Optimus Prime 2006.
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    Universe 2008 Battle for the Cyber Planet Keys.
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    Armada Nemesis Prime / ML Scourge.
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    Universe 2003 or SG Magnus.
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    I would love a Rodimus that is more toon accurate, but I came to the conclusion, design wise, he is basically the Rodimus figure that I have been waiting for since the reveal of Classics Optimus Prime. While better engineering, design wise he fits better with the Classics figures I guess. And since that was my original wish, having a Classics Rodimus Prime figure, I'm quite happy with him. But I wouldn't mind a Studio Series 86 Rodimus Prime.
     
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    Fingers crossed for a taller Deluxe like Needlenose.
     
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    He comes with a little Sparkplug minicon, right?
    Or do we gotta buy a separate core class figure or somethin’?

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    He doesn't.
     
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    Huh….
    Well……
    Glad I’ve hung onto mine from 20 years ago then. :D 
    He’s the best part of Armada Prime, IMO
     
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    That was largely due to the Minicons. Each figure had at least two Minicon gimmicks and that seriously hampered the budget for the other stuff.

    Some toys couldn't even transform without Minicon interaction (i.e. Hot Shot's feet). Energon Autobots also suffered because the line's combination gimmick demanded sacrifices.

    It wasn't until they went with simpler spring-loaded weapons and things as Cybertron's gimmick they got their articulation back.
     
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    Hot Shot doesn't need the minicon to transform, it needs the engine block since there's two pegs on it that are long and thin enough to push the buttons inside his feet.

    Aside from Overload, all of the Armada guys are capable of transforming without their microns, but Overload is just Armada's Ultra Magnus (hell, he was repainted into that in Energon and is called UM in Micron Legend), so IMO its forgivable.
     
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    YIKES!

    That head is so small in comparison to the rest of his body and the ears are angled wrong, its more of a gradual curve, not a 90 degree bend. That and the cap chest is too flat, the Combined mode in the show was more 3D by the layers of the wheels.
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    OK, now I have the original Armada Bendy Prime in hand. While he still looks cool, I guess he could need an upgrade :lol 

    I guess Bendy Prime really is a nickname that only works in that time period.
     
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    I hope what looks to be a 10 pod rocket launcher on the back behind his head is blast effect compatible. Missed opportunity if it isn't.
     
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