Transform Element TE-01 (Optimus Prime)

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

  1. ChromeMagnus

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    Well said.
    I remember how many in the official only crowd ridiculed us for supporting TE-01, claiming how inferior it would be compared to the then forthcoming MP-44.

    If Takara continues down this road they're going to price their MP line out of existence.
     
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    No they won't. As long as their loyalists are in denial (plenty here), TT will survive and charge whatever sky high prices they like.
     
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    Transform Element is the LEGO™ of this hobby in terms of quality, and OP Leader deverses the spot of 2019's best third party figure.
    Note - They are still nowhere near as good as LEGO™, but they breathe a sense of security into this hobby.
    2019 was too prime for any year to handle, 2020 is not going to able to give us any more good Optimus Prime figures, with the exception of Earthrise Optimus, maybe next year could be the year of Soundwave...
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    IMG_20190711_013141.jpg IMG_20190711_014719.jpg IMG_20190711_020200.jpg IMG_20190712_045613.jpg IMG_20190712_045701.jpg IMG_20190712_045809.jpg IMG_20190713_113815.jpg IMG_20190713_113932.jpg IMG_20190713_114108.jpg IMG_20190713_114327.jpg IMG_20190713_114619.jpg IMG_20190713_114658.jpg IMG_20190713_114941.jpg IMG_20190713_115007.jpg I got this guy a few months ago...
    Can't get enough of him...especially when i saw TT MP44.
    Honestly TT can do without the voicebox and that would save a tonne of space and will make the figure kibble free in my opinion.
    This guy is a proof of that.
    Sure, no thigh swivel may put some people off...but i dont think it's a deal breaker fro such a well made figure.
    So far, i haven't seen any major complaints on this figure...*correct me if i'm wrong on that

    To me, this is the Prime that i saw on TV when i was a kid... :) :) :) 
     
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    If you love TE-01 so much please don't forget to vote for him! :D 
    Third Party Year in Review 2019
     
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    Plenty of great Optimus figures lined up for next year, they're just not G1 Optimus.
     
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    Still no blue versions huh? Another rerun of original colours, meh...
     
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  9. Optimist Maximus

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    Last two pictures are amazing IMHO
     
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    Yeah, and don't make the mistake I made. Angle the antennae, fold in the head, feeding the antennae behind the little nubs. For some reason I thought that you then have to straighten the antennae back, like the angling was only to get the head in. If you straighten them after you fold the head in, they will bend!
     
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    These look fantastic!
     
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    Thank you!!
     
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    I will share the other models if you want. :D 
     
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    Thinking of voting for this guy, but I have the reissue of Roadking incoming. The buzz is that figure Trumps even TE-01...
     
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    *sigh* I don't care what anyone says, he's still plastic magic and sechs, dang it.
     
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    I have both and they’re both fantastic. For me, TE-01 is an improved S1 face sculpt away from being my favorite bot on my shelf. I wish they would create a new sculpt similar to MP-44’s S1 face. That thing is amazing and if it wasn’t for the stupid price I’d be all over it. I’m still debating now as TCP still has it for $400..

    TE-01 would get my vote. Roadking is and amazing figure in every aspect, but TE gave us a legit alternative to a $400 figure. For that reason it wins for me.
     
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    Ask around if anyone is ok with selling their S1 head, I'm certain there are many individuals who both hate the head, and are just going to leave it in storage along side the rest of the accessories.
     
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    I’m looking to buy one if someone has one for sale.
     
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    Yeah I'm glad they came with this guy, otherwise it would just have been MP-10 for me. As for the S1 helmet I hope they do not copy MP-44's S1 helmet. That looks like the one from the City of Steel episode. Or any of those AKOM eps. I want the S1 helmet from eps like the Ultimate Doom or Heavy Metal War.

    Something like this:
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