Discussion in 'Transformers Feedback & Reviews' started by ChErikS, May 27, 2016.
I agree it be nice to know how it handled.
About Prime I agree that it feels a little phoned in, but considering the limitations they are probably given with lines like this (no tv connected show to it) it's really not half bad. I hope Takara redesigns the chest though or at least they will paint the parts here that are plain grey(ish) plastic
He looks ok. How is the plastic? Cheap as usual or is cheaper?
This looks decent ... BUT much like CW Magnus, there could stand to be a lot more paint apps. Prime's retro futuristic Cab design is pretty awesome and reminds me of the old nuclear powered derelict Rigs seen in the Fallout games.
I am going hold out for the Takara ver. (No news yet) as the Hasbro offering would look naked next to my Legends Ultra Magnus.
as a fan of the original, i can guarantee nothing about this insults me. mostly because it's a name on a cardboard box of an action figure.
This looks really really good. I'll be skipping it since I'm exceedingly happy with my Magnus, but still- home run. My only real quibbles are the painted hands (the grey plastic is gonna wear through so fast ). Otherwise, this looks fantastic. The hollowness is fine since it's a trailer. I like that you can actually put stuff in it. When was the last time we got a main line Optimus with a useful trailer??
Acres of grey. Far from impressive.
So awesome looking I had the original so this is a great nod to the fans, thanks Hasbro
The original is my all time favorite G1 toy. I'm definitely looking forward to this, though I do find it odd that the Takara version of this is the only one we haven't seen out of Hasbro's TR line. I can't help but wonder if they are considering re-tooling the heck out of it to appeal to the Masterforce fans in Japan, hence the delayed reveal.
I'll get the Hasbro version, but he's definitely going into the paint shop. I figure a white pelvis, silver legs and some fine details that homage the vintage sticker deco here and there ought to make a big difference (though maybe they left his thighs the same flat gray so it would blend into the trailer mode better?). That and some paint on Apex for sure.
I have fond memories of the original power master Prime that a friend owned, so I'm just as happy to have this preordered!
Thanks for the pics! Would definitely like to know about how the tabs work for the guns and how stable it makes them. That was my biggest issue with Magnus. The hand would just swing out of place, but I'm not sure how well those guns will stay into the slots you show.
I bet the Takara one will have new rifles that are more accurate to the original G1 figure. I'm going to hold out for that one.
Can Apex ride in the cab when it's closed?
All we need is a video review!
I want, think I might paint the eyes get some of that Ginrai action going on.
Thank you for the review and the pictures. Can he store deluxes in his trailer like Magnus?
What I want to know is if there will be a Godbomber/Apex Armor set for this one.
Agreed, I wouldn't be surprised if that is the face plate they use for Kup's titanmaster
I know right. A trailer that has a big open space down the middle of it. Can't wait to load up some of the deluxe carbots into it
Biggest disappointment with this mold is the lack of a small Optimus like the original. We knew we weren't getting that from the beginning. If I was a 3rd party company I would make a smaller prime that could be an update of the smaller Optimus prime figure then you make a white edition with a new powered up head for Magnus.
I think I'm going to wait for Takara before I buy one.
Thanks for the review ChErikS.
Nice to see they added tabs under the hands.
Help further aid in holding the guns.
Getting Ultra Magnus to hold his guns securely is a tad finicky.
One would hope so. If not officially, then there will probably be a competition between the 3rd parties.
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