Newage Optimus Prime

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Megawillbot, Sep 5, 2020.

  1. TIKnTIN

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    best way to deflect focus from the latest pair of constructicons released… talk about and show progress on prime! :lol 

    wait the translation is talking about the poor feet design of the constructicons and they are working to provide upgrades for free… doesn't mention anything about prime, though shown.

     
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  2. Mercutio

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    Looking great! Except for that white gap in the truck bed above the rear wheels; hope they can fix that.

    Also looks like I'll have to wait for a re-release without a trailer... don't need another grey plastic box. At least New Age is guaranteed to make at least five versions of this mold, so there should be plenty of options. :D 
     
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    I kind of hope NA Prime sucks so that I don’t have to get a 3rd Prime in addition to MS V1 and 2. :lol 
     
  4. Tekkaman Blade

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    I'm more interested in their Ultra magnus as I hope they have less leftover kibble then magic square.Or better yet no left over parts. Think Magic Square's prime 2.0 looks better.
     
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    Looking like next year will be a good year for mini primes. Will be getting both na and ms
     
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  6. Mercutio

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    I usually prefer Magic Square figures (I have their Optimus & Magnus 1.0 and Soundwave; all excellent), but I'm leaning towards this NA Optimus so far, because it looks like an original design, whereas MS's Optimus 2.0 looks like a downsize of MP-44's transformation scheme.
     
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    I'm still looking forward to this. I love magic square, don't get me wrong, I have almost every release from both na and ms but newage reminds me why I got into legends. Fun figures to flip back and forth. Megatron is a good example. Magic squares looks far superior to me but I mess with the newage far more. It's just a more fun figure to me. I can transform that thing in 2minute and I love it. I'm sure this Optimus, while being slightly janky in the back compared to the MS 2.0 will be a fun little guy. Bring it on.
     
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  8. DoctorAlgy

    DoctorAlgy all your Primes are belong to us

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    Definitely getting both. Two masterpiece quality mini primes? I have to get them, it's basically Law now ha
     
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    Lol oops, thought they were referring to Optimus when they mentioned figure 3. My bad xD
     
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    this bot looks panelled to the max...interesting
     
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    Glad they are moving forward with Optimus Prime; I am much more excited for Ultra Magnus and him than Devastator.
    Can't afford to double dip on Devastator, but I am hoping I can get a toy deco and animated version of NA Optimus.
     
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    MS 2.0 is different from MP-44 in terms of transformation, which is obvious from the lack of faux grill.
     
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    Me too, can't wait to see NA UM. As for NA Prime, that's a pass since the white Magnus robot cab is sufficed for me to be a Prime despite some 20% differences. If anything, I'll favor MS Prime 2.0 over NA Prime as well.
     
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    and not having a ginormous backpack ;) 
     
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  15. Mercutio

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    Oh, I have no doubt that MS will be a huge improvement and a lot cleaner than MP-44, haha (at a fraction of the scale and part count... kind of embarrassing for Takara when you stop to think about it). But the windows transforming in exactly the same way stood out to me; looks like they took MP-44 as a starting point for the design, just like their previous Optimus was based on MP-10.
     
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    I always appreciate how NA took inspiration from Takara MP but never straight up copied them. Megatron and Bumblebee are nothing like MP 36 & 45 in transformation but look similar in bot and alt modes. Im sure Prime will be the same way. NA always found a nice balance with good looks and intricate transformations but never frustrating and cumbersome.

    I guess the Datsun molds are near 1:1 with the MP but the Datsun mold has pretty much been the same since 84.
     
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    Is it just me or does it look like the bumper becomes the faux windows of the chest?
     
  18. Snaku

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    I was thinking of cancelling my order and waiting for the toy deco but damn that looks good. And those highlights on the bumper, headlights, and grill: could that be chrome?
     
  19. Cha Chi

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    It's time for me to make a half sniddy, half serious comment:
    I hope they sell the trailer as an upgrade kit. You know just in keeping.

    Yeah, as great as trailers and rollers are, it will end up in storage and i'd rather save a good portion of the money, the 100 plus they are no doubt going to ask for the set.
     
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  20. DrCalligari

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    I don't disagree. I actually really liked when the Transform Element & Magic Square MP Primes skipped the trailer.
     
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