New image of Trans-scanning Optimus Prime and Wonderfest G1 Arcee

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  1. Boo

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    Prime looks pretty cool. Well, except for the oversized head...
     
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    Hmmm. I like the Trans-scanning gimmick, and have the Prime on order, but, as a fan of the Protoform Movie Prime, I'm really not that impressed by this one's yoga-tastic entry form. Still, it may look better in the finished product, so, like the sucker I am, I won't be cancelling my pre-order...
     
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    Trans-scanning Prime, fugly, pass.
     
  5. grock35

    grock35 Hmmmm...

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    When is Wonderfest again?
     
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    That's the only reason that I wont get it too :( 
     
  7. prowl007

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    I wonder how primes transformed protoform mode looks like
     
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    Finally a color picture! Nice! =)
     
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    Me too. Cool idea, and if they actually transform as opposed to just taking all the parts of and putting them back on to get an alt mode, I'll check them out.
     
  10. Bendimus Prime

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    They actually transform. Think of it as if in addition to transforming FAB Prime, you could also pop-off his armor and make him look like his protoform mode (which in also folds up into an entry mode with a stand).
     
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    Prime is alright, but I'll pass. I'm not sure what to think of Arcee. I can't quite get over the fact that it looks like a vagina inside the front fairing. Kinda weird.:drunk 
     
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    Optimus isn't half bad. I just wish that they'd done something to get rid of all that truck kibble on his back & shoulders. The colors add a lot to the figure, and the fact that he actually has FEET THAT LOOK LIKE ROBOT FEET instead of the grill of a truck bent into the shape of a shoe. having the truck part attach to the protoform is really going to give it some play value. lets hope that Optimus and Bumblebee can swap parts so you can make some kind of messed up version of the two.

    And Arcee? HATE the colors...pass.
    The All black version is where its at.
     
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    These both look really good, though I'm still not a fan of Arcee's beret-esque head sculpt. Any word on whether the trans scanners will have a US release? I think they'll remain Takara exclusives, which is unfortunate since they're a hell of a lot more interesting than the onslaught of repaints we've been getting.
     
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    I was skeptical about how they'd pull of the transcanning toys but that actually looks kind of cool. It'd be fun for a kid to have them fighting a Decipticon, blow off some armour in the fight and leave the remnants/guts of an arm, leg, or head as the remaining operational part.
     
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    Really? That sounds cool, I am more interested in seeing BumbleBee. Are we getting these in the US?
     
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    How hard / costly could a real G1 Arcee's headsculpt to be made and offered ? and TakaraTomy wants it for 3000 yens! ! I passed!

    The shell-formers entry mode is a little weird... I 'd pass easily... Big saving for my wallet... :D 
     
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    I love the Arcee figure but she looks godawful in those colors. She looks like she's made of sushi... or uncooked bacon... or something. If that were being sold Stateside, for the normal price of a deluxe, I would probably buy it just for the hell of it... but no way I'd pay the Wonderfest premium price for something that looks so bad.

    As for the trans-scanning.... interesting idea, but it fails in execution. Not one of its four modes really passes muster, in my opinion.

    Ah well.... plenty of other things to buy. :) 
     
  18. flywheels

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    I'll wait to see the Trans-scanning packaging before I decide. Never thought I'd see a Prime shellformer.

    Arcee looks great, but it'll be uber expensive so it'll most likely elude my grasp...
     
  19. Frognal

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    The more I see of those Trans-scanning figures, the more I like them. There's just something about that gimmick that's awesome. Kinda wish they'd do a couple of Decepticons (Barricade and Brawl pls).
     
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    Here's the concept art for Bumblebee:
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    It looks like Prime and BB have the same protoform body with different heads, so you might be able to mash them into something cool. Bumble Prime? I don't think these are coming to the states, so you'll have to import them from someplace like HLJ or BBTS.
    That would be awesome.