Legacy United Deluxe G1 Optimus Prime Reveal

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  1. bellpeppers

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    So we got... Missing Link, Hot Wheels, and now this?
     
  2. Seth Sunthay

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    Quick pepsi convoy digi :p 
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  3. Snaku

    Snaku Primes Don't Party

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    If you're willing to go 3P/KO or a KO of a 3P, there's Pangu Prime.

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  4. Vakamadisk

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    Haha! Reminds me of a gag from Jobby's review of Kingdom Cyclonus:

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    "What this figure really needed was a tiny piece of paper, so you can replicate one second of one random episode no one talks about."

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    "Thanks Takara! Here's my life savings."
     
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  5. Midas

    Midas All that glitters.

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    Ah, I did think the back looked a bit wonky when he spun around, it was hard to tell due to the visual effects.

    Ah! looks great. We so need a new Pepsi Convoy!
     
  6. DeathsTreads77

    DeathsTreads77 Four books into DUNE. Help

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    Funny thing is, the original toy story 3 script involved buzz getting recalled, and his toyline getting replaced with a transformer-style figure line. It was a pretty interesting story, but when Disney fully acquired Pixar, they scrapped it in interest of what we got. We did get a lot of concept art for it though
     

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  7. MrUniqZ

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    So this is missing link for the masses…got it.
     
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  8. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking The world has moved on...we've always said.

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    That's where he is heading on my shelf. Just wish he was a tad taller and had the sculpted detailing painted.
     
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  9. Triggerhappy

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    it's a miss he doesn't come in G1 packaging!
     
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  10. Overcracker

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    In reference to the two types of rifles G1 Prime had through the years.
    Back in 1983 when Takara released him as Battle Convoy in Diaclone, he had the fat gun. Hasbro then released it with the thin gun in 1984 as Prime, then changed over to the fat gun, then Takara released it the fat gun then at some point Takara released it with both guns, and so on and so forth.
     
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    When are this and Quake supposed to release?

    November?
     
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    I love this & will will be getting 2 one to have in robot mode the other to have in truck mode. BUT.. Im just not a fan of primes with out the trailers.
     
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    October but like usually maybe sooner.
     
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  15. Electro Rush

    Electro Rush Just a guy waiting for the perfect Whirl

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    Cool. Now do one in white, black and purple. Thanks.
     
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    ok damn it, I'm tempting myself to get it just for the accessories. I need therapy
     
  17. linkinparkirony

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    i've already got ML so i have no real reason to get this
     
  18. YukatanJack

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    I want to see them side-by-side but... I might actually like the look of this little guy more than Missing Link.

    I mean, I'm sure that Missing Link is a higher quality figure, befitting its much higher price point -- you can see that this guy has hollowed out thighs, for starters.

    But with Missing Link I've always thought, "Wouldn't you rather just have an actual G1 Optimus Prime?" For me the point of G1 figures is the history. Once you start trying to "improve" them with new articulation and especially with toon-accurate decos, I start feeling like I'm losing the plot. If you're making the deco more toon accurate, why not the sculpt? If you're improving the articulation a little, why not a lot? It feels like it's trying to be the vintage toy "but better," and to me that puts it in a strange middle place where it doesn't scratch either the modern-toy itch to represent the character or the vintage itch for the original nostalgic thing.

    But this guy has just enough little updated touches that he feels like he actually is a modern toy. He's got these modified, slightly more natural proportions -- most noticeably in the feet, but all throughout the figure. He feels like he's trying to be to the G1 toy what most CHUG toys are trying to be to the animation model: A reverent homage, not a direct copy. And for whatever reason, I vibe with that, whereas I can't quite get excited about the ML.
     
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  19. octobotimus

    octobotimus Bad company ruins good morals

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    Huh, weird to see just how much this is a budget version of missing link essentially. Even have it rubbery tires. I’m actually glad, I can just pick this up for $25 instead of spending $70-$100+ on a figure I’m unsure of liking. Wanted a g1 toy prime of some sort but did not feel like paying a lot.

    Mark, you and the Takara designer did good here :) 
     
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  20. Rewind

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    Yes it’s ML Lite, but that’s what I like about it. Looks like pure, carefree joy. Do I really need it when I already have ML? No, but with seventeen thousand other Optimus toys in my collection I can find space for one mo…wait…there is no more space! I am drowning in Optimus toys! Someone send hel….
    *crushed by falling pile of Optimus toys while ordering yet another new Optimus toy.*
     
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