Legacy Armada Optimus confirmed

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Purple Heart, Sep 30, 2022.

  1. Capperclawed

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    Rip lol. so it goes. got excited for a second there
     
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    It was the best casting decision, most likely a 'just do it' moment since it was the same team who the Beast Wars cast was working with. A morbid part of me hopes the new Transformers film after RotB is an Armada movie with those two back at the very least.
     
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    It’s an original sparkplug just kinda laying there in the corner
     
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    I really don't like what I feel to be an overboard level of 'squaring off' on these Legacy Armada figured so far, and this Prime seems no exception.

    Armada figures and the show models were relatively blocky and solid already, but with a bit more anime flair to proportions than a G1 design.

    This is not as egregious as those early TFP figures but there's still some degree of removing the personality of the original design here. I noticed it on Starscream too, but it was a bit harder to pinpoint until now it's become a trend.
     
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    AWWW SIIIIIIICK! I think he has red eyes? That doesn't look like yellow to me.

    Now show the core robot!

    My immediate response mentally speaking is a mix of your thing and this thing:

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    Archer is a lot of fun, you guys. And so is this.
     
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    The shoulders in Super Mode is the only thing I can say fits that description but it's passable, at least it still is a big shoulder pad and not nerfed to be on the same level as G1 Optimus's shoulder.
     
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    Amusingly, the head of super mode resembles one of the animated errors.
     
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    Mam the giant pants, the crappy \"whole front of the truck is the torso\" body, the blocky arms. It is just like the original! Sure takes me back to seeing it on a shelf once, thinking \"They made this 14 years after Powermaster Optimus Prime???\" and never looking at the toy again? :D 
    I know Armada is probably nostalgic to a lot of younger people who grew up on TF anime, but for me, even today it is easily the worst of the Takara-originated toylines. Energon at least had toys with more articulation and occasional G1 hommages, and Cybertron actually improved a ton, but Armada was so engrossed in the activated gimmick, that many of the toys were just a giant step back in articulation compared to BW and RID.
     
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    This thing looks blocky and cheap compared to the prototype. And the supermode head doesn’t really match the aggressively blocky body.

    hasbro might have successfully convinced me to go Fans Hobby
     
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    Rodimus_Prime Until all are one!

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    @Maximus Danz So with that said, are you buying one, two, or more?
     
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    He looks really good holy shit
     
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    Yes
     
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    I don't care if I get banned for saying this but...

    That is one sexy Prime.
     
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    Well yes but he does get better if you add Jetfire and overload
     
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    They are the cherry on top.
     
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    Then you repaint all three of them perfection
     
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    He looks really good. This might be the first Commander Class figure that I will buy since Siege Jetfire.
     
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    I own the original Battlepants Trio but it's gonna be really hard to resist this guy.
     
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    He looks damn near perfect. If I had to nitpick anything I’d probably prefer if the peg holes in the palms folded away like in Jetfire and Star Saber.

    Otherwise this is phenomenal. Armada bros eatin’ good at last.
     
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