Transform Element TE-01 (Optimus Prime)

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

  1. rubadubspawn

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    I wish that instead of these crappy bits and pieces of damaged primes - I wish that TE (or any of the Optimus Prime makers out there) would make a full on kit that included battle damaged chest, head, arm, rib, leg pieces with shards of rubble thrown in for good measure.

    I'd say the final battle with Megatron from the movie is pretty iconic, and I just feel each company is only doing a half-assed job at trying to show 'battle damage'. If they can keep reissuing the same mold in a rainbow of colors - why not go out on a limb and make a full set of interchangable pieces.

    I think it'd be a pretty crafty idea for one of them to make a grey 'dead' Optimus Prime with all battle damaged pieces installed - I'm sure that would appeal to more people than just a grey colored Optimus. Then once they have the mold, they could sell just the battle damaged pieces as a separate kit in all the colors of the rainbow for all of the releases they have already put out there.

    Am I the only one who wants a full-on battle damaged, beat up Optimus?
     
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  2. Turnman

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    Feels great in hand but a KO of MP-44 for a good price will easily replace it in my collection.

    Both the TE and MS piss all over poor MP10.

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    Pretty much this but some of those areas depends if they are big part of the transformation and maybe pinned in. Thing is, I would just prefer a flat out battle damage optimus and no swapping of anything. I mean they all keep doing the dead OP so the new battle parts can be used twice, color and no color (black).

    The interest is there, as I thought the WJ oversize MPP10 did well and when I sold mine off in hopes to get a smaller updated version, were becoming value able with a reissue in sight. I see all these barely change anything as quick cash grabs.
     
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  4. kibble

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    Meh...everyone would just wait for the v4 anyhow.
     
  5. transformer_78

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    Thanks. Painted to match the sliver like this upper thighs.
     
  6. skywarp-2

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    Hang on fellas, and ladies (if there are any) I'm gonna digibash and do a breakdown of a true, fully battle damaged Movie prime. Something TE can do, but requires some mold mods.
     
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  7. cultofkraken

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    So I finally got him yesterday and I’m in looooooove. Replacing the head was kind of fiddly but now that it’s done I’m super happy with how this looks, maybe I’ll pick up MP44 but definitely no rush after playing around with this guy.
     
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    Mildly annoyed that the new repaint has the waist piece in white, but it is what it is I suppose. Still happy with my V1!
     
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    If TE were smart, they could make some money on the sale of parts for TE01. I'd pick up some just to have them in case I needed to replace something over time. Unlike MP44, which if it breaks. You're basically screwed.

    Or...someone who works at the factory could make some side money with baggies and the waist or shoulder pieces being sold online. Not endorsing it, but it does happen..
     
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    so yours is different than this? 9051D95E-6566-4B6C-893C-5FD5B16830C6.jpeg
     
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    Does anyone know which version Toydojo is selling?
     
  12. Mentasm

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    He's taking about the grey hinge on the white crotch piece.
     
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    Oh wow I didn’t even notice. Thanks for unpacking that for me. lol
     
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    Damn.... I prefer white pieces... that's important to me, I always hated the grey pieces on the waist. -_-
     
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    Wait for the V4 then, maybe they will listen to the fans :)  I have a V2 but I don't mind getting a V4 if the hinge is white and there are other improvements in place


    edit: I hate to say so, but maybe the sleep mode convoy have the white piece hinge because its ribs are also white? Mmm... I really hope a V4 will be a standard version with white crotch hinge
     
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  16. Mentasm

    Mentasm I check in, but I don't check out.

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    Well, those of you who want the 'death' version could just swap that piece over. I think they'd actually work better that way.

    Still the wrong colours though. It should be entirely grey, not a mix.
     
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    I have the V2, but I don't want to buy again the same figure with few improvements. I will wait reviews of the last version "in hand", I want to see the improvements and details and MAYBE I will wait a V5 or V6 version, perhaps it will be the ultimate version... or looking the tendence of release, maybe we should wait to the V10 version... don't know.
     
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  18. skywarp-2

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    V10!! LMAO!! :lol 
    How about they sell them as self assembly kits and provide a ton of parts.. if they do that, I would buy a kit myself. so I have extras and also, to recreate this!
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    Even TE comes out with the death version (TE-01S)? How come it is so popular all of a sudden?
     
  20. GR1ML0CK

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    Finally got a mp10 trailer for this guy!! Pic of him, Roadking, MP22, Power Baser, and Laser Prime all in alt mode coming soon!! Love me some tractor trailers
     
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