New Legends EX Armada Prime?

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Purple Heart, Feb 9, 2019 at 9:13 AM.

  1. JLOJ

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    I love how we went from the figure on the right to the new, detailed, and looking to be far more pose able figure on the left. I keep going back to that image of the new Armada Optimus Prime looking over the detail.

    NEW Armada Prime VS OLD Armada Prime.jpg
     
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  2. Hanzkaz

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    I hope they recolour this guy. It was kind of fun collecting the different variants of Armada Prime and repurposing them as different characters.
     
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    Anyone else imagining this having one of those 10-year challenge tweets? Except this would have to be a 17-year challenge tweet?
     
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  4. Purple Heart

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    This post makes me feel old, and I’m only 21. I still remember getting him for christmas, he was my first Transformer.
     
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    That is quite a difference for sure. This guy is exactly what a modern update of a classic character should be: iconically recognizable, but with improved detail, proportions, and posability.

    Definitely the most exciting reveal of the convention; I'll take him over a bland shellformer-y Bumblebee any day. He just looks great!
     
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  6. Purple Heart

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    Agreed! But a modern update of Armada Optimus just isn’t complete without his trailer, so heres hoping he comes with it!
     
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  7. Mercutio

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    They gave him the hands & engineering for combined mode; I'd be very surprised if they didn't give him the "accessory" to warrant them!

    Can't even imagine how much of an improvement the super mode will be, considering the original was pretty much a literal brick! A version with proper articulation and the same level of sculpt quality as this cab bot would be amazing.
     
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    Yes, the design has always had immense potential. Time to realize it.
     
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    I agree. The auto morph feature of the original wasn't bad, but I hope they go the way of articulation instead.
     
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  10. mx-01 archon

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    If there's no trailer that goes with him, then that has to mean that Jetfire (and maybe Overload) is in the works.
     
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    I'm really expecting a black repaint out of this - and not just from Takara. He was the first actual Nemesis Prime for the US continuity if I'm not mistaken (excluding Scourge who was also an evil Prime, but obviously wasn't a direct evil mirror version like so many of the Takara Black Convoys.)
     
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  12. Shin Densetsu

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    It was different from what we were used to but I always liked the look of Monster Convoy in the anime in combined mode....he looked terrifyingly awesome like HOLY CRAP THIS GUY LOOKS LIKE THE ANIME PERSONIFICATION OF BAYVERSE PRIME FROM THE FUTURE WHO RIPPED HIS OWN FACE OFF AND GAVE HIMSELF A GUN THE SIZE OF HIS FELLOW AUTOBOTS!

    The final battle deco will look really sharp on this too. I have waited so long for a fully articulated combining Armada Prime.
     
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    I agree
     
  14. tigatron2002

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    universe big convoy repaint was the first to bear the name nemesis prime if im not mistaken
     
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    I wonder how far they will go with Armada Prime? Will they do all the power ups?
     
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    Didnt the Universe line come after Armada?

    Man I kind of doubt - but that said the more I look at this new Armada Prime, the more I think we’ll be getting a great Nemesis Prime out of it.
     
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    nope, ran concurrently and spun out of rid01, though i may be mistaken on when universe nemesis was released
     
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    Glad that they're doing Armada Prime at a size larger than Deluxe - I always thought Bendy Prime was too small and that pretty much forced me to attempt an articulated custom of the original figure. This looks much more stylish and saves me further effort!
     
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    A couple of people on this thread have said Armada Prime is a Voyager. But if Star Convoy is a retool of a pre-existing Leader, then Armada Prime looks distinctly Deluxe-ish.

    Unless that Star Convoy is a serious retool bringing the bulk up to the new Commander class?

    (Was never an Armada fan back in the day but that's a damn fine design!)
     
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    hes looks to be about the bastard size between deluxe and voyager that is populated by figures such as potp hot rod, potp orion pax, potp optimus primal, perfect effect pc-16 and nbk megatron. too big to be deluxe but just shy of siege voyager
     
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