Titan Wars Powermaster Optimus Prime

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  1. ChErikS

    ChErikS Well-Known Member

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    Look what I got today!

    I have been very excited to get Powermaster Optimus Prime as he was one of my favorites as a child. Now having him I can say he was worth the wait as he is an awesome figure.

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    Bot mode is fantastic, with good stability and amazing articulation. Just hope you don't want him to stand up straight. Due to the thickness of his lower legs this is as close as you can pull off.

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    View from the back.

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    They added some tabs under his hands, this allows his rifles to be held much stably in comparison to Ultra Magnus.

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    Comparison shot.

    Truck mode is great, better in my opinion to Ultra Magnus. If you're familiar with how UM transformed then you won't have any trouble figuring out OP.
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    Prime's helmet creates a nice little seat for Apex. Yes, Apex, not Hi-Q as I think some were hoping.

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    Truck mode is as hollow as they come, that's for sure.

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    Comparison shot.

    Finally there is Apex, tiniest little guy you will ever find. His head mode is spot on for what I imagine Orion Pax to look like.
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    Back of his box:
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    Overall just a great figure. So happy for him. Got so much of what I loved from the original figure/character right.

    Oh right... base mode. Forgot all about that as it is literally a forgettable mode. Here are a few pics I took. The instructions refer to this, merged with Fort Max and Blaster's base mode, as Cybertron City, but the instructions are very unclear about how they physically connect.
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  2. The Kup

    The Kup Heavy Metal

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    He looks really cool!

    Also, is there by any chance you'd share where you got him from?
     
  3. God Ginrai

    God Ginrai Energon Enthusiast

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    I think I heard Dorkside Toys got him in stock a day or two ago.

    Regardless, I need this. SO BADLY. Please get TR Wave 1 in stock soon, BBTS.
     
  4. Purple Heart

    Purple Heart Pure Passion

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    He is AWESOME!

    Did you get him from any specific retailer or your own source?
     
  5. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP AKA Beve Stuscemi

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    The tabs for the guns alone have me interested. Would it be possible to snap a close up of the helmetted head?
     
  6. jaws

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    Now that is an awesome OP!
     
  7. shogun221

    shogun221 timewaster extraordinaire

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    Glad that you like him!

    Gotta say though...that permanent A-stance would drive me nuts.
     
  8. payres

    payres Well-Known Member

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    Woo!

    Any chance of some base mode pics? My suspicion is it's mistransformed on the box (surely not?) as it make his ramps hard to connect to anything else!
     
  9. Murasame

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    Awesome!
     
  10. Roanstalker

    Roanstalker Great Baan Gaan fan

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    So he has his own head as well as the headmaster? I need this. Thanks for the pics.
     
  11. payres

    payres Well-Known Member

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    Ooo, another photo request: the helmet in place without the headmaster present please!
     
  12. SaberPrime

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    I actually didn't notice when I first saw this guy that he's just a retool of Combiner Wars Ultra Magnus... also does anyone else think it's weird that Ultra Magnus came first this time instead of the other way around like it normally is?

    Anyway... It looks like a good update for the character. They turned what was essentially a cool looking brick into something with much better articulation. However they really should of made a new mold instead of just reusing Ultra Magnus. Even though he has more articulation that the original figure I think he actually LOST some play value. This toy only has ONE robot mode configuration where as the original had three.

    The first being a more G1 looking Optimus Prime robot with just the cab. Though maybe if they retooled the Minimus Amibus figure that came with Ultra Magnus we could of gotten something that resembles this. Except then we probably wouldn't have Hi-Q. If Hi-Q can turn into a robot head instead of an engine block I don't see why Optimus Prime can't turn into a car instead his truck cab. As long as the robot mode still resembled him without his armor, I'd be fine with it. Plus we'd still get a truck, in the form of his power master armor.

    The second being what was really the first super mode using the trailer which is what we have represented here.

    And the third being his combined form with Apex Bomber though if they release that as a separate figure later we might still get get that one.
     
  13. Naztok

    Naztok will work for gold chrome

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    Do you have an MP Star Saber you could compare him with?
     
  14. Yaujta

    Yaujta Split second of divinity... Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    If I had a connection to the original PMOP, I may be interested in this. As it stands, I really can't get into this one. I'm usually a sucker for Optimus figures, but I just can't see this as him for some reason. All I see is Magnus cosplaying as Optimus, and since I wasn't overly fond of CW Magnus, this is turning out to be an easy pass for me.
    Too bad, as the detailing and bulk look pretty good.
     
  15. Robogeek28

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    Can you keep the little guy in head mode when you transform Optimus?


    edit: In other words, will the head store fine if not removed for alt mode.
     
  16. peaces

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    can we get the front of the box?
     
  17. payres

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    Would love more detail about the Titan master feature. How does it feel? Is connection to head and shoulders secure? Fun to play with etc...
     
  19. soundwaverulls

    soundwaverulls Taking a break

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    Just like most of the rest of TR, I want to like this, but I don't.
     
  20. Hot Shot.

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    Can you take a pic with the chest armor popped off? If it's like Magnus it shouldn't be pinned in.