Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Mr.Deflok, Dec 19, 2018.
This is fantastic! I’ll definitely be preordering this once they go up.
What it felt like watching him transforming the toy:
Huh, and just like that, Studio Series looks like the successor to Classics/Universe 2.0's "modern reimaginings" mantra.
As long as the QC and plastic quality is up to par, then this could well be the perfect 21st Century update for Optimus Prime.
Take a bow Hasbro designers, you marvelous fruitcakes!
Only issue for me is the wrong truck mode being used.
Realized that he has the forearms turned incorrectly based on these photos. They should be turned to show the arrow on the forearms. The folded up parts of the truck go on the back of his arms not the sides like he transformed it in this video.
Looks great. Pity he didn't transform the arms correctly.
Just quoting this so mote people see it. He just doesn't care. For a good LOL check out his version of an alt mode for ROTF SS Megs.
He also clearly knew this would be a popular video, hence the five ads throughout.
Overall this Prime looks incredible. Excellent robot mode, excellent vehicle mode, very little kibble, fun but not frustrating looking transformation.
The truck and robot mode scale with Bumblebee is quite amazing. The cab is really well made too — quite clean with a great transformation. He's even got tidy weapon storage. A little bit of remolding and this would be the end all, be all CHUG Optimus Prime.
The robot mode's not doing it for me. Definitely better than the movie design and I like how they managed to mold detail onto the backpack, but there's something that just doesn't seem to work. Maybe he will look better in person? It's too bad as well that DOTM Megatron — my other planned SS purchase — is scaled to the Peterbilt Prime as well. Should probably just stick to main franchise designs and hope this guy gets that CHUG remold. Would be a shame to completely miss out on a well sized cab such as that.
i'm gonna guess that he just rushed to make the vid since he was also the first person to review wave 5 of studio series.
and i get it,being the first with these things does get you lot's of views.
I like it!!
(When's the KO? lol)
U right tho
Someone will upsize this, improve it and give it a better paintjob.
Still getting the official though.
Yeah the arms are clearly meant to be rotated so that the kibble is hidden on the back side. Strange that he missed that. He also missed a tab or two elsewhere.
I hate it when Primes have arm kibble hanging off so I am at least thankful that it can be positioned to be in the rear, as opposed to the sides where this video leaves them.
It's one of the best Primes ever, I will definitely be getting this one when it comes out. And then I'll probably be getting a future oversized 3rd party, too. Maybe a third party can make adjustments to reduce the arm kibble's footprint even more. Maybe make the hinge smaller and the chunks thinner. Maybe even have them wrap around the back/side of the arm so it looks more like armor panels than hanging junk.
Imagining this but larger with a detailed paint job....mmm.
dang, this looks even more amazing than I thought! WANT IT! NEED IT!
Well color me impressed. I was thinking of maybe skipping this figure, but that looks like a fun intuitive transformation that is new.
I guess I'll be picking this guy up.
Now that's just Prime....
I'll take this AND a Black Mamba oversized special (with paint apps galore) thanks.
This guy went from a normal SS figure to one of the best Prime figures ever created. The transformation is complex yet fun and doesn't look too fiddly. Everything seems to peg into place easily and the alt mode doesn't feel like it's going to explode any second. The backpack is stored away nicely with nothing jutting out. The kibble is minimal and reading some of the comments, even the arm kibble can be positioned better so the "yellow" arrows are facing forward. The truck alt mode is just magic on its own. The weapon storage is effective and can't be seen in plain sight in alt mode. And there are no faux parts! It's incredible this is all done with a mainline figure, let alone with a Voyager class.
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