MMC Optus Pexus (autocracy/idw cybertronian prime)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by The13Primes, Aug 22, 2020.

  1. rubadubspawn

    rubadubspawn Rubadubspawn deals @ [email protected]

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2014
    Posts:
    3,841
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +3,213
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Is this Optimus from IDW? I don't really follow the comics and passed on yet another Optimus but now kinda interested. Anyone care to illuminate a brother on how this Optimus varies from the generation toy/g creations Optimus? I thought that was the idw Optimus....

    Kinda bummed I missed out on preorders. I'm assuming mmc will re-release? Or maybe more stock will appear after cny?
     
  2. velencourte

    velencourte Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2020
    Posts:
    135
    Trophy Points:
    77
    Likes:
    +214
    So this is Orion Pax based on pre-war Cybertron (except Spotlight: Orion Pax), I believe, from when he was a cop. The design itself is based off of the Stormbringer comic, which itself is based off of the War Within design. It's heavily featured in the Autocracy trilogy and the Shadowplay arc from MTMTE. Hope this helps, but feel free to fact check me anyone!

    EDIT: Thanks to Nova Maximus and Rob, they've corrected some errors in my answer down below :) 
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2021
  3. Nova Maximus

    Nova Maximus Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2020
    Posts:
    6,722
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Location:
    Mississauga, Canada
    Likes:
    +29,293
    That's basically it. Only other thing to add is that this was Optimus's body for the entire war since he didn't change his body from Orion Pax to Optimus until he scanned a new mode on Earth.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  4. Rob

    Rob Prowl Fan

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    5,677
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +4,597
    Yes. Another way to look at it is this was the longest running body he had throughout the time in the IDW 1.0 universe. Changing only in infiltration which at that point marked less than .001% of the total length of the war.

    Bingo.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. iRoller

    iRoller Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2020
    Posts:
    96
    Trophy Points:
    67
    Likes:
    +115
    Just arrived in Germany... Was a PSX pre-order (free shipping)
    IMG_20210205_144036296.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 7
  6. daimchoc

    daimchoc TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Posts:
    40,600
    News Credits:
    492
    Trophy Points:
    417
    Location:
    NC, US
    Likes:
    +55,918
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    YouTube:
  7. dmaa

    dmaa Junior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2006
    Posts:
    134
    Trophy Points:
    192
    Likes:
    +137
    So the old head is the psx exclusive?
     
  8. ThatGuyCalledBlaster

    ThatGuyCalledBlaster Under Maintenance [-0%-]

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2020
    Posts:
    5,765
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Likes:
    +11,390
    Same here, mine made it stateside on the 1st but i've heard nothing since.
     
  9. daimchoc

    daimchoc TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Posts:
    40,600
    News Credits:
    492
    Trophy Points:
    417
    Location:
    NC, US
    Likes:
    +55,918
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    YouTube:
  10. iRoller

    iRoller Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2020
    Posts:
    96
    Trophy Points:
    67
    Likes:
    +115
    IMG_20210205_175933188~2.jpg
    You get the old head and 4(!) guns.
    Two grey, two black.
    That's all I can tell.
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2021
    • Like Like x 6
  11. velencourte

    velencourte Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2020
    Posts:
    135
    Trophy Points:
    77
    Likes:
    +214
    Forgive me since I've only been here a few months, but I take it blue text is meant to be read as a joke/sarcastically? I keep getting confused in other threads, haha.
     
  12. Nova Maximus

    Nova Maximus Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2020
    Posts:
    6,722
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Location:
    Mississauga, Canada
    Likes:
    +29,293
    Yes, blue means sarcasm.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  13. RVDA

    RVDA Toy Designer.

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2019
    Posts:
    647
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +3,942
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    Cyclonus and Whirl are big ones, of course. But I'd love to also see a do-over of Overlord, for full comic accuracy. Failing that, a MP of the Masterforce one. Unlikely though with the Fans Hobby one out there. Aside from that...Kultur comes to mind, just because the Flame Toys Tarn showed that it could be so much more.
     
    • Like Like x 9
  14. MatrixOfWumbo

    MatrixOfWumbo I see you

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2015
    Posts:
    8,848
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +6,369
    Fuuuuuuuck

    If this were any other character I probably wouldn't hesitate. But I already have a Deluxe and Voyager Prime on my desk, and like 5 other ones in storage. I can't bring myself to commit to either of the other two I'm looking at. I feel guilty enough having bought two different Voyager Megatrons last year.

    Whirl and Cyclonus for sure. In particular I would love to see what a Cyclonus with this kind of articulation looks like. If it's too stylized to make a G1 repaint of, just make a TFA one instead :ev: 

    ...
    Straying from the specifics of Milne and Roche characters from MtMtE and LSotR isn't really in Mastermind's MO but I would be really tempted by a rendition of Sarah Stone Windblade. The Takara Legends and TR molds are accurate enough, but I'd like to see someone go all out to capture her style the way MMC goes after Milne's. An underrated TF artist if you ask me.
     
  15. RVDA

    RVDA Toy Designer.

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2019
    Posts:
    647
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +3,942
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    Sixshot won't happen. We did consider one, had a design from Cassy Sark too that we were thinking of using as the base, but then DX9 and Fans Toys announced theirs and we scrapped it altogether. Same happened with a few other toys where a bunch of companies released figures of the same character (or teased them and then never got released, thank you Fans Toys).
     
    • Like Like x 8
  16. RVDA

    RVDA Toy Designer.

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2019
    Posts:
    647
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +3,942
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    I absolutely adore Sarah Stone's art, and if we ever do one it will certainly take influences from it...But a full, accurate figure won't happen. It's too stylized.
     
    • Like Like x 6
  17. mikeszekely

    mikeszekely Not Pessimus Prime

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2016
    Posts:
    6,947
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +12,434
    Ebay:
    Boss Penguin needs to stop worrying about what other companies have or haven't released (or announced). Same thing seemed to have happened with Trux, even after plenty of people here have said they'd rather have it over PX's. While other companies have their fans, especially FT, a lot of people (myself included) prefer MMC's approach to design. I know I skipped Hanzo and Hydra, but I'd absolutely buy an OX Sixshot. For that matter, I think an OX Kup would kill after the overpriced QC disaster XTB's Koot alternative turned out to be.
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2021
    • Like Like x 8
  18. CaptainButtocks

    CaptainButtocks Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2015
    Posts:
    649
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +724
    Ebay:
    "Police Cops!"
     

    Attached Files:

    • Like Like x 4
  19. daimchoc

    daimchoc TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Posts:
    40,600
    News Credits:
    492
    Trophy Points:
    417
    Location:
    NC, US
    Likes:
    +55,918
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    YouTube:
    Is this like Robber Thieves?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. northernautobot

    northernautobot Frozen Autobot in MN

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2019
    Posts:
    481
    Trophy Points:
    132
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    Likes:
    +777
    Glad to hear it. MMC seems all about the fun transformations. Look at SXS Hot Flame compared to Calidus. Amazingly stylized Rodimus bit mode that looks like it stepped off the comic page, but Hot Flame has a shit vehicle mode and an even shittier transformation.

    I’ll take an MMC bot with inspiration from the art and fun transformation over a straight off the comic page bot with 1/3 the playability any day.
     
    • Like Like x 1