The Last Knight "Reveal The Shield" Premier Voyager (DOTM redeco) Optimus Prime

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  1. Vertex

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    Greetings gentlefolk! Here is a small review (with bad phone photos) of the Argos/Target-exclusive "Reveal the Shield" redeco of DOTM Voyager Oppy, which I bought yesterday for £34.99 BritGroats as I love Optimii, Movie toys, and repaints (the more ludicrous the better).

    Optimus comes in a box like the rest of the Premier line do in an attempt to make us think these horrible prices are somehow justified:

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    Cunningly it does not state whether he is an Autobot or a Decepticon. Or does it?

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    Back of the box shows his alt-mode.

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    Optimus is a bit tied up right now...

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    ...worshipping Satan?

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    Or starring in a stage production of Age of Extinction where he plays all the parts himself?

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    Suitably badass! He has a lot of transparent plastic: grille, wheels, fuel tanks, cab roof, windows, upper 'bot torso, and weapons. Therefore one day he will snap.

    BAZAPPPP!!!!

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    BUT BEFORE HIS SEVEN YEARS ARE UP HE WILL RULE THIS WORLD FOR THE GLORY OF ---

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    ---GIMMICKS!

    Visible on the backs of his arms are two of his four gimmick-panels.

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    It hides something. Whatever can it be?

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    Q. ‘Can a Boy Communist be a Boy Scout, Comrade?’
    A. ‘No, Comrade.’
    Q. ‘Why, Comrade?’
    A. ‘Because, Comrade, a Boy Scout must salute the Union Jack, which is the symbol of tyranny and oppression.’

    Well that's us told. He has light-piping, but it's painted over.

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    Articulation is good and includes wrist-swivels, which is of course what swordsbots want!

    Transformation will be familiar to anyone who's played with the DOTM version. It is involved but not taxing, complex but not frustrating, and generally quite good fun once you get it down. Disclaimer: I hated DOTM Voyager Oppy although I had three of him (two regular, one Fireburst that I couldn't be bothered to open) and in fact when transforming my collection to ship it back from the States to Blighty I got frustrated with the leg transformation on one and put him to one side, where he was stomped flat by the immensely strong but overpriced moving-team that was the only firm that would pick up from the desolate frozen wilderness to which I had been exiled. I swept up the bits and threw them away and no fraks were given that day. However, I really enjoy the transformation now (possibly due to not having to pack up thousands of the blessed things and wrap them for transport) and it reminds me of how clever and fun a lot of the DOTM engineering was (despite smaller bots with less plastic) even though it's a bit of a pain to get everything lined up to make a coherent truck mode....I'm getting better at it anyway, and intend to have a lot of fun with this dude before his inevitable clear-plastic fatality.

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    Useful alt-mode comparison. Um....

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    Here's his special trick, his selling-point, his raison d'être...

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    TA-DAAAA!

    He has one hidden Autobot symbol (see, we DID find out which side he's on, without even buzzing!) on the left-hand side of his bonnet, and another one on the right-hand side of his cab roof. The rest of the "hidden detail" just seems to be a pattern of blobs and swirls. Life's a tale...

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    Better alt-mode comparison? With TLK Voyager Prime and his Turbo cousin with his snazzy hat.

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    PRIMESTORM!!!

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    Or, how he fits with a few of his brethren in a scene from Decepticon dreams. But not the real bad ones. You know, the ones where the ground starts to shake and then they come in an avalanche of gold, grey, and red. This is just one of the mildly terrifying ones.

    And so's this Optimus. For, you see....

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    HIS OTHER ALT-MODE'S OLD NICK!

    *faints from terror*
     

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  2. Negronicus

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    I dont want to say this is worst exclusive ever.....but its up there. This couldve printed money if they just did a traditional deco and not a gimmicky one. Oh well. I figure itll shelfwarm like those old half translucent half painted exclusive figs from DOTM.
     
  3. astrakhan

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    They really would've sold me on this had they included the Fireburst Prime axe, one of the best TF weapons ever designed. As it is I might wait until clearance.
     
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    I like the way it looks like he has Jackson Pollock paintings on his alt mode roof and cab nose.
     
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  5. Basilisk

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    I was thinking of getting this but now with out of package pictures of his alt mode which makes him look like a strange KO I'll pass and try and find the original mold.
     
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    I want it because it looks like a strange KO :lol 
     
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    damn that hood and roof paint job reminds me of poptarts
     
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    Strange, the one I picked up today doesn't have the giant half-Autobot/half-Decepticon Reveal the Shield logo on the front of the box. In fact, nowhere on the packaging does it indicate that it's part of the Reveal the Shield sub-line. It does have the logo in the instructions though.
     
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    The Toys R Us version in the US doesn't have it. I'm guessing it's because the Reveal the Shield subline is exclusive to Target. For whatever reason, it looks like Target didn't want Optimus and so it was picked up by TRU. In other countries where it is a store exclusive, it is exclusive to the same store as the other RtS figures, and therefore has the RtS logo.
     
  10. Spartan Prime

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    I see they are putting as much effort into the toyline as they did into the movie.
     
  11. Snake_eyes1975

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    this figure got a bad rap from WAY over saturation. I like the mold..its a fun toy..and the fireburst version is a fantastic figure.

    not a fan of this one
     
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    Call me crazy, but translucent plastic and obnoxious paint really make me want to get this. I've never wanted to own this mold, but this has piqued my interest, I'm sure once I see it in stores I'll succumb to that G2 esque paint scheme. :D 
     
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    seen this one at TRU. its actually pretty good looking.
     
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    This gimmick is so dumb & pointless.
    Totally ruins a decent fig.

    Of all robots to have a faction reveal, why did they choose Optimus most popular obviously a good guy Prime???

    It's like not knowing who superman is.
     
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    lol..didnt think of that. good point
     
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    can anyone who has both this guy and the oversized cyberverse beast hunters prime take a pic of the shields together for me? thank you