WFC Earthrise -Leader class Optimus Prime

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  1. computron179

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    Early quick review of this guy

    First off its hands and eyes are blue . Not grey and yellow but I wished its eyes were yellow. Cant have it all right?

    Robot mode- excellent voyager sized prime. same height about as siege megatron. Love the way it was engineered so it leaves no kibble other then the front end of the truck cab bumper above the butt( that you can easily pop off for 360 waist movement). We got the small Matrix included . Its hands can open and close and can go 360. Now you don't really need to close the hands to hold the gun.It has a half circle slot inner slot on the hands that can hold it. The gun is foldable and I don't really like that for long term use not sure how long will last. All joints are prefect . Nothing to loose or to tight. Tons of posable options in robot mode. The head can pop off if you wanted to swap it.

    Truck mode- excellent smart transformation of prime into his cab. Everything folds in and locks in place. The gun folded on the back is kind of silly .Its cab is a very nice modern g1 earthmode. Now to the trailer the reason its priced leader class.

    Trailer- so much detail molded on the inside but such a plain 2 shade of grey. Lots of slots to add weapons to make this a mini modular base as advertised.The repair drone is here but no blue. It can be a jetpack if you want to sick it on primes back or attached to arm as weapon. A back door can be slid off to form a shield.The trailer can hold four micromasters or 1 small sized deluxe. I used siege Bluestreak no problem closed. Now the sides ,top, and corners of the trailer are so thin makes it feel like stress on the plastic is inevitable.

    Overall- I think this is an awesome prime and even though not perfect(everyone's perfect is different) as close to prefect as we have got. The trailer and Matrix are all here so all in all worth the price of leader class. It looks better in person then pics.This mold is assured to be repainted and retooled . 20191127_083936.jpg 20191127_090019.jpg
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  2. WEEGEE

    WEEGEE Look a doggo! How c00t! He thinks he's an avatar!

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    Pics?
     
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    Is the majority of the bot mode just a retooled siege voyager?
     
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    Is the head sculpt the exact same as the Siege figure?

    Wish this was just being released as a Voyager because honestly the trailer looks rather short and cheap :/
     
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    Not exactly the same but close on a ball joint. 20191127_090019(1).jpg and yes the trailer does feel rather cheap.
     
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    LoserBroadside Your ship just came in.

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    Can you confirm that the front wheels are grey plastic with the tires painted on? And is the back of the head blue plastic, or grey plastic painted blue?
     
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    I hope the final production piece has the proper blue paint in the necessary areas such as the hands, crotch and eyes.
     
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    front tires as for the head it does seem a small part is plastic and maybe painted like the hands? Hard to tell on my head
     

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    The head being painted isn't a big deal, but the front wheels being painted is a bummer. The painted wheels on my Springer are already scratched to hell. I think I'm gonna wait for another version to be released; maybe without the trailer. It's not like we're not going to get a Seeker's-worth of repaints and reuses of this mold.
     
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  10. Shin Densetsu

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    That transformation is more than meets the eyes, doesn't transform at all how I expected, pretty neat. Could do with the gun being thinner and the trailer being longer but as is, looks like a lot of fun for the whole package.
     
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    Shame about the trailer but I guess it is what it is. I think some foil stickers from reprolabels is just what it needs.

    As to the front wheels, I think those are plastic in plastic and not painted.
     
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    This is getting confusing. First promo pics we see of him, he has blue hands and yellow eyes. Then we see in-person pics of him at NYCC, and he's got grey hands and yellow eyes. Then we see more pics of the toy, and he's got blue hands and blue eyes, but the final in-package product shots show him with yellow eyes and grey hands. The Takara-Tomy version even goes further by having blue shoulders. So let me see if I'm getting all of this right, and I apologize if I sound rude or dumb. The pictures we're seeing of Optimus in this thread; is this truly the final version we're getting in stores? The one with blue eyes and blue hands? Because ever since he was revealed, I've been flip-flopping over whether or not to get him. I can live with the short, unpainted trailer, I just want to know if the bot himself is truly it.
     
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    Thanks for the review! Any chance you can take a picture with the head swapped with the inner bot from galaxy upgrade Optimus Prime?



    Ill admit it: I’m definitely getting this guy, but man the part reuse is really, really egregious.

    Didn’t notice it before, but they even left two tabs from the siege version where two panels were supposed to attach exposed on the inside of his lower legs. That plus the leftover old trailer hitch is nuts. It’s one thing to reuse parts, but vestigial transformation parts that are both exposed and now do nothing is next level lazy. Especially when they’re already reusing the siege headsculpt, so a lot of the toy maintains the old figures identity.

    As I said I’m still getting him, but man this release really showing a lack of pride on Hasbro’s part.

    To their credit though, I dig the rifle and the matrix chamber, that’s a nice touch.
     
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    Would it be possible to get some pics of just the cab?
     
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    I think your right its not painted
     
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    yes
     
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    Maybe they’re screwing around to track down stolen factory samples?
     
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    don't have it or would.
     
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    Ill take some tomorrow
     
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    Great pics, great figure. I am sure it looks amazing in person. I appreciate how they painted the blue crotch, hands, and even those vents on his legs. I will paint the rest of the parts like the inside of the trailer and hope to get a cool Roller
     
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