Studio Series 38 Voyager BB Optimus Prime

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  1. Negronicus

    Negronicus Well-Known Member

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    The Bumblebee movie was highly anticipated for me the moment I learned that Travis Knight would take more influences from the 1980’s aesthetic that the franchise is most famous for. I always had love for the Bayverse designs, (if not some of the plot directions) but the idea of marrying both of these aesthetics has intrigued me ever since I got my hands on the Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Voyager AOE toyline gave us.

    Bearing that in mind, the Voyager BB Optimus takes its transformation and design cues from Evasion mode, Studio Series 5, and Siege Optimus Prime with a high parts counts for a complex but enjoyable transformation at 35 steps.

    With 26 points of articulation, BB Optimus has GI Joe level movement and is really fun to pose. 6 joints on each limb, waist joint and ball jointed head. My figures head was a bit stiff, other than that the joints were ok.

    He’s a great interpretation of the movie design, a fantastic figure, and i dont feel bad paying a premium. Pick him up when he hits retail!
     

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  2. Rewind

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    Nice! Mine is waiting for me at home and despite being my 6th Optimus figure already this year, I am very excited.
     
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  3. GoLion

    GoLion Where are the stick figure's legs?

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    Awesome review, Nergonicus. I wish I had jumped at the chance to get this guy early.
     
  4. Negronicus

    Negronicus Well-Known Member

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    I feel like this Optimus answers so many complaints. Big smokestacks? Check. Heavy on the plastic? Check. Complex but not annoying transformation? Check. If hasbro really is listening to the forums....make Voyager Bulldog tank please? I know he has no business being made before a ton of characters in the other movies....but I can dream, right? Also Blitzwing
     
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  5. LoserBroadside

    LoserBroadside Your ship just came in.

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    Does his rifle store inside the truck mode? I thought I saw someone peg the rifle between the legs.
     
  6. Negronicus

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    I remembee that too! I didnt know hiw to do that though. Ill fiddle with it more when im not working
     
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  7. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    Are the chest pieces layered as in...opaque red window frame with clear windshield underneath?
     
  8. LoserBroadside

    LoserBroadside Your ship just came in.

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    The lack of Autobot symbols is interesting.
     
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    Its beautiful for a retail figure EXCEPT where are his toes. His feet are absolutely terrible looking in pictures at least. Hopefully he has good quality to make up for it.

    And lower down closer up front shot of the truck mode would look more flattering. The rest pics are good descriptions of his image. Thanks for the review how did one acquire them so early? Chosen Prime perhaps?
     
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    LoserBroadside Your ship just came in.

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    I think the right one is mis-transformed, and pulls out further.
     
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    Really? Cuz from the (stupid/uninformative) video I saw his feet were stubby. Granted it could be the user but I hope your right. However I fear were doomed in that regard.
     
  12. orionpax636

    orionpax636 What the...?

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    Thanks for the comprehensive photos, @Negronicus. I have one waiting for me at home too, been looking forward to him since the movie. Don’t think he’s perfect, but he looks really, really good.
     
  13. Fc203

    Fc203 Hasbro shill

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    Still cant belive you payed $80+ for him
    Can you show the back drop?
     
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    how are you guys already getting your hands on this guy?
     
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    Yes, separate clear windshield pieces under the red plastic frame.

    This thing is pretty great overall. Mine had a severely loose left hip where it swings out to the side. So loose that if I lifted the leg it just dropped down freely. I tightened the screw which helped a little. It’s not free swinging now but it’s still what I would call ‘loose’. Regardless, it does not affect posing so it’s fine.

    Like Negronicus the neck is very tight on mine. All other joints are perfect. Great mobility, slim profile, excellent paint, everything tabs together tightly. The ion cannon looks fantastic.

    Haven’t transformed him yet, but will tomorrow when I have more time.

    He looks great with Siege Prime

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    Oldest and newest

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    Can you show the backdrop
     
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  18. Fallout

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    someone mind measuring his alt-mode width and robot mode height (to the eyes) for me? thank you

    very excited to get this guy. if only he had electronics with which to spout fatherly advice...
     
  19. BombSquad

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    I thought for sure that this would have some ugly backpack that kills the figure, but it looks great.

    Could someone post a couple pics with the arm kibble on the sides of the forearms?
     
  20. cyberpredicus

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    He looks beautiful, I can't wait to get him. Oh and great review
     
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