Legacy Evolution Leader Class Nova Prime

Discussion in 'Transformers Feedback & Reviews' started by DaftRaider, Jul 27, 2023.

  1. imfallenangel

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    Well, I tend to not really care about any character per say as I don't really follow the comics and shows as much as others might, for me it's 100% about the toy and if it looks good and a "fun" one.

    And while (as stated already) I love most of the "super" stuff (powered up type), and eventually regretted skipping Siege Galaxy upgrade (but did get him once I realized that I actually did like him, and got the full upgrade kit that really improved him by quite a bit), I'm on the fence here, using my Galaxy experience towards "will I regret missing out?" and it's really on the fence for me as he's, as you're saying, kinda limited as it's a reuse of Galaxy, it kinda bland compared, especially the inner robot that's barely different from Ultra Magnus.

    Yeah, if it hits a decent sale I probably will get him. As he is, I don't feel much pull aside a bit of cool factor of the "super/armour" mode thing.

    I kinda agree about the wings, but in part I would have to go with "it depends on the kit" that would be done for the wings... the only thing I've found so far is a 3D files available that someone made, so I hope to see something new done, as that might be part of what will push me closer to the purchase.

    I already know that I'd have to get another Galaxy kit for the fillers, so I hope to see it redone to include wing extensions that would look good.
     
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    Is it common on this, or the Galaxy Upgrade Prime, to have difficulty locking the arms onto the back of the vehicle mode cab? I feel like I’m pulling on too many stressors to get the smokestacks over the back spine and it seems a little funny to me.
     
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    I saw a reviewer have this issue, make sure that you have the cab pulled all the way forward, sometimes it gets stuck a little bit before full-lock and requires an extra push from behind.
     
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    Thanks, that definitely cleans it up. Appreciated.

    Also, I love this thing, silhouette, deco, presence. Sure it could be more, but for a non-3P of this character… it really gets mostly there. Normally I’m looking at both modes when figuring out how much I like a figure, but it will be rare that I’ll see the truck from this.
    The core robot on the other hand. I’m loving more than expected, especially if the shoulders stay on. Carries the mold and deco really well. He’s really sucked me in.
     
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    Same here, I know basically nothing about this character, but this toy looked really good as is, the white and gold color combination really works for me. And seeing him with a sword was the thing that made me pull the trigger. I’m noticing that not a lot of TF have swords as their main weapon, so getting him would add one more sword-wielding “good guys” to my collection, so that my fav TF Blitzwing would have someone other than Springer to go up against (I’m keeping Springer only because he has two swords lol). Aside from that, I like a chunky/bulky figure, and the super mode has just the right amount of chunk. :lol 

    As far as the wings go, I’d love to see them redone/improved in the current hasbro style but bigger and with some articulations (rotating at the base joints is enough for me, if they also bend in the middle of the wings then no thanks I don’t want spider legs lol). And as for the cannons, I’d have gotten the fillers but since I did my c-clip cannon mods, I’ve been displaying him like this, if/when I chose to have the cannons on him.

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    IMO this looks way better than official configuration (even with fillers). To me he looks more imposing as the cannons almost doubled his height in this way. Now I’m wishing for an upgrade kit that allows for over the shoulder cannon attack mode, instead of the current stock hip cannons. :rolleyes: 
     
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    Where did you get those gun handles? Did you make them yourself? Me wants!! :rolleyes: 
     
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    Just got this guy myself after being out of the game for the better part of a year. I have to say I really like him. Yeah, he's not a perfect representation of Nova Prime, but he's just got a certain... presence to him. I happened to really like GUOP (seems to be a less-than-popular opinion), so I had to pick him up. And then after reading this thread I had to pick up the sword everyone is posing him with. I'm not sure what it is with evil Optimus clones is but it always feels to me like they need a sword.

    Now all he needs is a redecoed DK-13 kit to match his colors and I'll be happy. Any news as to whether that's likely to happen?
     
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    No attachment or history with this character whatsoever but I must say, this is one of my top buys this year. I now want a collection of Primes!
     
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    They are from the Ratchet Studios Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime gap filler set: Ratchet Studio ROS-014 Gap Filler and Leg Extensions for WFC Siege Galaxy Convoy Upgrade Kit

    Unfortunately, that set has been sold out for years at this point. You might have better luck looking for 3D prints of just the handle attachments on Cults3d or Shapeways. You could also see what DNA has cooking in the next 3 months, which will probably be a color-matched reissue of their GUOP set: DNA Design DK-13 Upgrade Kit for Siege Leader Optimus Prime
     
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    I see. That’s too bad. I just might make the designs myself and print it later with higher quality of printers. I’ve gotten stuff on shapeways before and I didn’t like how rough the parts were.

    I’m not really digging the DK-13 set, so if it’s a straight reissue w/ nothing added then I’ll pass. All I really needed for this guy are the gun handles and maybe the front wheel gap covers. If DNA throws in a greatsword for Nova then maybe I’m in.
     
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    Ok this is now officially my favorite Transformer currently.
     
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    Thank you
     
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    any word on a DNA upgrade kit for this guy ?
     
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    Not yet but considering he’s from the Siege Ultra Magnus mold family, it’s most likely only a matter of WHEN it gets revealed. Hell, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s already in the works.
     
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    It's coming, we just don't know when. They said it *is* coming, though.
     
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    Possible alt vehicle mode for him. Just need a 3d printed cover for the arms.
     

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