RiD Optimus Prime vehicle mode

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  1. lord ginrai

    lord ginrai Proud member of the Cult of Scorponok

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    hey guys!

    I've noticed that in a lot of online galleries Optimus Prime is mistransformed in his vehicle mode.

    I'm sure most people know how to properly transform the guy but I figured I'd post some pictures regardless as it might help someone out.

    Profile shot. Almost no robot junk and the head is not that obvious either.
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    A better look at how everything folds up
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    Close-up. There's actually indents in the shoulder armor to allow the chest piece to sit flush.
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    Bottom view. The crotch piece folds into the chest piece and actually clips in place.
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  2. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch

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    Thanks for posting the pictures... I still love that toy and the line as a whole.
     
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    KFGatri Madman with a Blue Box

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    "Now you know!"

    "And knowing is half the battle! GIJoeeeeee!" :lol 

    Sorry, couldn't resist. Loved the pics - Fire Convoy is one of my favorite pieces.
     
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  4. Cortexitron

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    That toy single handedly got me back into collecting. Easily in my collections top 5. Thanks for posting the proper way to show him off in all his fire truck glory!
     
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  5. HeroicC300

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    Sold my RID Optimus (well, the Cybertron two-pack of Optimus and Magnus using these molds) but definitely a fun toy and a good transformation for only have the cab of the truck by the robot!
     
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    Grimlock_13 Currently facepalming at your post

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    Good to see some RiD love out there. Optimus and the Car Brothers are still phenomenal and hold their own against toys released this year.
     
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    I got an R.I.D Optimus Prime earlier this year after wanting him since I was little. He's an absolutely fantastic figure.

    I'll definitely do this transformation next time I get my hands on him.
     
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    RiD Prime is still my favorite Prime figure, and is the Prime in my display. I've always transformed mine like this though.
     
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    Booster Gold Accept no imitations

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    Great figure. How are people mistransforming him?
     
  10. lord ginrai

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    Awesome seeing so much love for this guy and the line as a whole!

    Was pleasantly surprised to see that the TFW2005 gallery on this guy has him properly transformed. Still I've seen enough pictures like this one:
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    Courtesy of Seibertron.com
     
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    Ouch. :lol 
     
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    lol That doesn't even make sense.
     
  13. lord ginrai

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    I know right, but you'd be surprised how often I've come across it in galleries and collection pictures :p 
     
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    Ah yes....to be fair I seem to remember he came in package like that so you can sort of understand the confusion.
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    Still I'm pretty sure the instructions had it right.
     
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    I don't know. It's been years but I don't remember mine being like that in the box at all. I don't even remember seeing it that way in stores.
     
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    You might be right you know, I just looked him up MISB on eBay and found this:
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    Clearly its just a popular mistransformation...no excuses.
     
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    My Fire Convoy came properly transformed.
     
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    Well it is possible some did come mistransformed like that at some point.
     
  19. Booster Gold

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    Considering there are no twist ties on the first image I'm gonna assume that one isn't MISB. The owner probably mistransformed him and shoved him back in there.
     
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    Anyone know a good way to replace the rubber wheels? mine cracked and I'd like to fix it. Anything on shape ways or something...?

    But man do I love this toy. It was like, my first transformer I had gotten in 8 years and was the start of my adult collecting.

    Boy I wish Takara had stuck with their plans to reissue this. I think it should even be up for MP consideration.

    EDIT: Answering my own question, I just found this. I may order a pair.
    Fire Convoy Big by ChaosIncarnate on Shapeways
     
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