Transform Element TE-01 (Optimus Prime)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Cheem The Rup, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. ILoveLuci4

    ILoveLuci4 Well-Known Member

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    Yes!
    Please, somebody tell me they have another figure coming!
    Hot Rod?
    Grimlock?
    Bumper?
    Omnibots!
    Now I'm starting to daydream...
     
  2. smkheidze

    smkheidze I don't break rules, no really, I don't.

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    they have a t-beasts bumble bee and a couple of BW legends figures as well.
     
  3. shadeozero

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    I finally realized what was throwing me off about this figure and finally decided to pick it up, it came to me while I was watching the movie from the 80's today. I didn't click till I saw prime on the "death bed" but his face is a light grey and not white like his crotch/waist. Now that I know whats wrong, mine will be painted when I get it.
     

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    “Welcome to the party, pal!”

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  6. shadeozero

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    Hahaha looks good !, Now is it just me or are his hands too dark of a blue compared to all the other shades of blue on his body?
     
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  7. skywarp-2

    skywarp-2 Master of Teleportation

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    MP44 the hunchback of Cybertron.. LOL

    Totally want to see new head sculpt now. Make some improvements, and release us a new one!
     
  8. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    If I could put MP44's head on TE-01 and it could still transform, it would be close to an ideal interpretation of prime.
     
  9. Decepticon13

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    Saw this pic on Facebook. This may be the best looking pose I've seen TE Prime in:

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  10. JPrime

    JPrime Michael Bay Assassin

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    So has there been any confirmation about the second Prime head actually being grey?

    Also, I figured out my missing battery dilemma: (no thanks to you guys :p ) the gun takes 3 SR626SW/377 batteries.
     
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    skywarp-2 Master of Teleportation

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    Agreed! And here's the thing, if they do their own KO of the MP44 head or are able to sculpt one just like theirs, it would make this the ultimate freaking cool Prime ever, I am serious. I just did this digibash, and I got chills, echoes of the movie version, in pure sleek boxy goodness, I sure hope they do one like this. I never liked the lighter grey gun they gave him, so I did a version darker, and the head is the MP44 movie style head, and the autobot logo is from a sticker I saw on another TE01 in this thread somewhere. Digibashed into what I think would be a final improvement. Not to mention, they could also include a Season 1 head sculpt, with two heads, a darker gun. the blue added to the foot slider, the blue added to the barrels on the back of his knee instead of sliver. painted or cast in color. lighter shade of film on the windows of light blue, more ratchets added into the hips, and more teeth to pose the legs with, and this thing will be the greatest rendition since sliced bread!
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  12. Doombot80

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    God I hope this company does a Megatron.
     
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  13. supervir2

    supervir2 Feels like the kid in Big everyday.

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    I finally had time to sit down and transform this guy tonight. I purposely hadn't watched any videos or read any detailed reviews, so only knew "it was complicated" and "unique" going in, but was excited to see what was in store. HOLY MOLY. That was the most satisfying transformation experience I have had in a long time. It is apples to oranges in many ways, but the freshness and effectiveness of it was like TFing MP-01 for the first time or the best parts of MP Inferno. The legs are a masterpiece unto themselves and the front wheels being housed in the pelvis (!)...my mind was blown. The instructions were a bit tough to follow in places, but the fact I enjoyed it so much regardless is a testament to the ingenuity of it. I know some have complained it was a pain, but now that I don't have to puzzle through it based on sketchy instructions and know how pieces move, I think it will be so satisfying. The tidiness of both modes with that much moving around is astounding. The face is still not quite working for me, so I'm going to paint it grey and hope I like the 2nd sculpt better (should it ever be made), but this piece is worth it for the transformation alone. I will definitely be on the lookout for more figures designed by this individual. Very glad I pulled the trigger.
     
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    Agreed, if its as clean as this, wow..
     
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  15. minstral

    minstral It's all about G1 Masterpiece

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    One rumour had it that TE was BMB which is IT. If so, they've done a Megatron in their MP36 KO. At least the build quality lines up between the two
     
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    We have a decent Megatron, I'd love a good Rodimus, or just to show up Takara, a Bumblebee with a better backpack.
     
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    Has anyone contacted the designer and had success? Hope this is what the 2nd head will look like! This is great!
     
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    To everyone having trouble making his back flap wedge between his arms and smokestacks when transforming into truck mode, try putting the flap in the proper position before lowering the side halves of the chest. it'll save you a lot of time.
     
  19. timcourtois

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    Sorry if this has been covered to death - I haven't been following this thread...
    I'm thinking of buying TE-01, but now I'm hearing you all talk of a new head sculpt. Is it confirmed that that will be coming? Should I wait to buy this so I don't miss out on that?

    Thanks for anyone who can fill me in!
     
  20. Mr.Deflok

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    The designer is talented, but he was given a brief to include certain things I imagine. One of them being electronics for sound. I don't think it is fair to call him out as MP44 is pretty damn good, backpack aside.
     
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