Trans Art Toys Skateboard Gorilla (Transmetal Optimus Primal)

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  1. mags2424

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    I wish somebody would do a pic of him in long-legged gorilla mode. I hate that stupid 'walking on his knees' look.
     
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    I don’t think longer legs would suit tm primals beast mode :p 
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    Long legged gorilla mode is essentially what the robot mode is.
     
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    Gorgeous paint job, certainly gives off the presentation of a BW transmetal character. This will look great with the other mp Optimus primal’s if I had to nitpick I wish they added waist flaps to cover that wide space connection to the legs.

    Also hope they give that metallic finish to the mace weapons.
     
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    I have my pre-order ready to go and now that you have a final production shot to show when will it be coming to market? It looks great, TransArtToys and I can't wait to add it to my BW MP shelf.
     
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    That's the *only* way I ever played with my v1 (before tearing him apart to make mecha-BrainiApe). The bot mode looks like ass with brown everywhere, and the stump-legged gorilla mode plays for shit; so I played long-legged gorilla mode and loved him.
     
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    Haha! Looks like most folks were taking liberties with the modes when it came to play. As I mentioned I didnt like the bot chest and would use the beast metallic chest instead. I dont recall doing this with any other transmetal or BW figure.
     
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    I love the metallic gray, but I wish they'd gone with a metallic paint for the chest too.
     
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    Maybe they’re hoping to differentiate between the robotic and organic areas.
     
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    damn, only $99 bucks on show z. I might just pull the trigger on this one after all.
     
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    Really just looks like an upscaled version of the original figure
     
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    Which is pretty much all it needs to look like to stand in for a MP.
     
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    Listen to those ratchets...
     
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    Well that looks and sounds fantastic. I’ve got to order copy number two now because both modes are so well done. The blue chrome looks like T-1000 liquid metal.

    There were even more alterations and additions made than I expected which pretty much makes this MP level. The only things they missed for me is butterfly shoulder joints and an ab-tilt which are seldom seen in transformers anyways.
    My hopes are very high for Cheetor now.

    Anyone able to confirm his height from that comparison to mp-44?

    Also- this look would have been perfect for the western vibes of his coming of the fuzors debut.
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    EDIT- 2nd PO cost $4 more than the initial one.
     
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    Can anyone give us a diagram comparing this guy's height to MP-32?
     
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    Check the first post man
     
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    I already had 2 on preorders, so glad this is good. Just watched the video... lots of thoughtful design upgrades and ratchets. Confirmed thigh swivels as well.
    LOVE the cloth that TransArt included to wipe the transmetal parts clean. Keeps the transmetal monkey nice and shiny. That is such a thoughtful yet hilarious touch.
     
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