Optimus Prime movie deisgns ranked from Worst to Best...

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  1. Olivus Prime

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    The original 2007 design for Optimus Prime is a genuinely great update of the character, as it takes a lot of the elements that were so iconic in the original design and blends them with a distinctly modern and believable look. Seeing that design on a magazine cover is what got me into this franchise, and for good reason.

    The BB design is also an impressive direct update of the G1 character, though personally I give it less thought since it is so direct.
     
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  2. JoshimusPrime93

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    AOE/TLK Optimus Prime
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    Evasion Mode Optimus Prime
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    TF1/TF2/TF3 Optimus Prime
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    BB Movie Optimus Prime
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  3. frdx

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    G1 is outdated, belongs to old technology
     
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    It's not for everyone, but it is for most people, so you're in the minority who think that.
     
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    And yet people seem to be overall in favour of it.

    It seems less outdated than the literal knight one, at least.
     
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    I completely agree with your list.
    Although AOE/TLK Prime does look cool, he's not Optimus prime.
    OP need his window chest.
     
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  7. JoshimusPrime93

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    Prime does need to keep his iconic windows
     
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  8. SPLIT LIP

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    Or at least something truck-y on his chest ala Armada Op's big ol' chest grill. Even RID01 Optimus had fake windows.

    Otherwise it's just a generic robot torso. :/
     
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  9. edgs2099

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    Worst: AOE/TLK - I mean, without the six pipes over his shoulders, there is no indication he transforms into anything. Kibble isn't all bad.
    Next Worstest: Movie 1,2,3 - It's iconic enough, but I was never a huge fan. At least you can tell he turns into something.
    Less Worst: Evasion Mode - I liked it. Mostly only because the toy is so fun. Also, you can tell he turns into something.
    Least Worst: BB Movie - It's what I thought a G1/realistic design would look like back in 2007 before the first movie. I like it quite a bit. It sounds very Gwunner of me, but I hope that's his look moving forward. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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    It’s outdated because it takes place in the 80’s....
     
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    Pretty much sums it up for me. I adore the original trilogy design but the new BB design is a nice fresh take on Optimus. Also goes to show that the G1 designs can work in live action, well with some tweaking here and there.
     
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    Exactly, Michael Bay once said in an interview for 2007 film that the G1 designs would look lame in live action. Guess he has now been proven wrong.
     
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    Not really dumb idea and it’s more Idw then G1
     
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    Pretty sure Travis Knight said he based the designs on G1 not IDW. And please explain how is it a dumb idea?
     
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    Look at him then his shoulders are not G1
     
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    That's why he said with "tweaking here and there", the G1-based designs can work. No one is saying the artists took the same exact designs from the cartoon and made them three dimensional. There's obviously creative liberty taken with the designs, but they're taking heavy inspiration from G1 more so than the Bayverse designs.
     
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  17. AshleyCuadra

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    Look carefully the bits almost more of the model kit
     
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    With the shoulder pads and chest gap it does look a lot like IDW Optimus Prime. Except the shoulder pads aren't made from a truck mode wind vain but the robot mode has a remarkably similar sillouette.
     
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    Best = Bumblebee Optimus
    2nd Best = Evasion mode Optimus
    3rd Best = Original Trilogy Optimus
    4th Best = Protoform Optimus

    Not even Optimus = Knight Optimus

    I like Bumblebee and Evasion most as to me the designs are simpler and look more like how I expect Optimus to be .
    Original Trilogy Prime still looks good ... my only issue is with the flames on his paintwork .

    I dont really like any of the protoforms or the fact that they travel through space without a spaceship .

    Knight Optimus has no truck parts to speak of in robot mode and doesnt even look like a transformer . I never understood why the movies got so obsessed with Knights . Thats what ruined 4 and 5 for me .

    ( i went best to worst as i cant be bothered to rewrite this )