Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Agent 53, Jun 19, 2019.
Semi truck. Leave the fire truck mode to Inferno or Hot Spot.
Are you implying that truck drivers aren't heroic? Who do you think spends hours upon hours in a dinky cab, driving thousands of miles to supply us with the plastic crack we so desperately need? Truck drivers, that's who. If that's not heroic, I don't know what is.
All joking aside, you said exactly what I was going to. G1 is my first love, but a fire truck is just a naturally heroic vehicle. Animated made it work so well, too.
For years the Geewunner in me would have gone with the semi, but of late I've been gravitating toward the fire truck - it tends to yield some of my favorite toys (RID '01, Cybertron/GF [and by extension Siege], Animated).
hmm, if I had to vote between the two, I'd go with the firetruck. I mean, nothing's stopping inferno or hotspot from being firetrucks, even though it may get a bit repetitive if the three were in the same line. Then again, if I could vote for my own thing, it'd be the alternators pickup convoy. Nothing says "american spirit" like a pickup truck that a majority of farmers and farmers' kids would have a good connection with.
I think it depends on what angle you're going for with Optimus. If it's a classical cartoon heroic leader you're going for, a firetruck is more dramatic and does more stuff by itself. If you want to instead go for an Optimus who does what he can with the role he had thrust upon him then a humble semi is more suitable. It's a plain workhorse, a thoroughly mundane and civilian vehicle, so the contrast between the basic function of a truck and the role of Prime is greater.
Why settle for one, or the other, when you can have both?
A semi truck always will be the best alt mode for Prime.
I want a red and blue dump truck! It homages his working class roots and the dump part could be silver with a blue stripe just like his OG Trailer
Animated Optimus was very versatile. While he scanned a fire truck, he was shown as being very capable of ditching the fire-fighting equipment to haul a Dump Truck trailer and his more traditional semi-truck trailer, as well as just the cab. He made a hybrid of both work very well.
Semi, provided it’s a G1-style Flat front. I’m no G1 purist; I just think it looks more heroic.
I prefer Fire Convoy as a seperate character to be a fire truck .
Though I am more use to Optimus prime being a plain semi truck, I always loved the idea of him having a fire truck alt mode. It just fits him so well for some reason.
Where's WWI/Cybertron tank option, lol.
Either is fine with me really. Long as he looks and acts like optimus, he could be a helicopter for all I care.
I’ve seen good arguments for both, but I personally prefer fire truck, just because I grew up with Cybertron and Animated.
idk in tfa he is a firetruck and it suits him but in bayformers i don't think a firetruck suits him
in tf dotm sentinel is a firetruck so if you want optimus to be a firetruck in bayformers (even though the bayformers franshise ended ) the closest you can get is sentinel
the first optimus that i got was tfa optimus but he lacks the tfa firetruck he just looks like an exploded g1 optimus prime toy (also my tfa optimus is the second optimus i got its just the only one i keept since i got badly into transformers but i got him preowned so i don't have all of him but i watched reveiws on him and he is the battle damaged tfa optimus)
so have a semi fire truck?
I voted semi because I feel taking the firetruck alt mode is stealing Inferno's identity.
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