WFC Earthrise -Leader class Optimus Prime

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  1. Shin Densetsu

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    It can, but it definitely shows it's limits as it shows just how pronounced the longer legs are. This is why a front foot able to swivel forward and a heel able to pivot backwards would've helped since it would make crouching more feasible. That's what helped Classics Prime make crouch more naturally. You might be better off bending both knees as far as possible, then having 1 leg pivoted back and outwards with the toe joint of that leg folded back, while keeping the front leg slightly downwards from the hip with the front toe pivoted downwards a bit to rest on.

    It does crouch better than SIEGE and in some way, more than Classics Prime. You can have it crouched without the legs angled out from the hips as well(and folding the toe joint flat for the back leg). It makes the long legs obvious though. YMMV.

    Posed it while on break from today and transformed it. I'm warming up to it, I'm surprised it took us this long to get a mainline G1 cab that is articulated and transforms without having a compromised cab mode(anyone remember Classics deluxe Prime and Robotmasters Prime?). My score for this still remains the same though. Just a few changes before final production could've made this substantially better.
     
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    I don’t mean this to be rude, each their own and all that stuff, but that’s an ugly toy and trailer. My classic prime has long since been tossed into a bin with other early classic figures.

    This toy, in spite of all it’s flaws, is fantastic. Even my wife who, “can’t stand transformers because they all always tip over” likes this one.
     
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    While I prefer the look of the Earthrise version for its G1 aesthetic and much cleaner kibble, I still really, really like the Classics one due to how hefty it is, and I like the unique elements that design has (like the extra blue on the shoulders and thighs).
     
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    Maybe because they wanted it to look decent? If Hasbro hadn't included the stripe, the first thing I'd have done is drag out the silver Sharpie, like I did for the Siege Voyager. No stripe just makes the truck looks too unfinished and plain IMO.

    Hasbro did enough of a misstep in the name of "cartoon accuracy" by making the eyes blue. They don't stand out, so this Prime looks "dead", kind of like the original Takara MP10 did. I'd have preferred the original planned yellow, but a lighter shade of blue might have worked too. But omitting the toy-accurate silver stripe would have removed too much visual interest from the figure.

    I was shocked at how tiny the altmode is. Here's a comparison with my current "default" Optimus, Jetpower Revive. ER can basically fit on the trailer. On the other hand, ER has the wheel clearance to actually roll, so it works better for play.
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    And Perfect Effect knows how to make blue eyes work, as well.

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    Still, for $50 Prime ain't bad. But unless I specifically want to use an early G1 Prime, I'll probably stick to "Jetstream Optimus" most of the time.
     
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    I would have preferred it stripe less as it would just look better imo.

    For the eyes, no silver inside the mask hampered that, I didn't want the yellow eyes at all and they would have ruined it with them imo. I get some people like yourself are fond of the G1 toy but this looks way better than the promo art and looks closer to the cartoon which is what I would personally want. I hope this Prime gets a G1 toon accurate cel shaded release.
     
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    Left chest window on mine doesn't close all the way in both modes. Anyone else's like this? Not sure what's causing this to happen.
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    I don’t get why the front wheels weren’t just molded in the same black plastic and rims painted silver...like all the rest of the wheels?

    Doesn’t make sense?
     
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    I just used a silver paint pen on the front rims
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    yeah I agree with you. I would argue the reverse is true, G1 is the base and live action movie toys are the next big piece of the pie, but after that, for better or worse it’s all small fractions.
     
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    I know people are saying it's too big, but I'd love to see a pic of ER Prime with the G3 trailer.
     
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    I'm glad stores haven't started to stock him around here yet. Some days I want him and some days I just don't cause last thing I need is another Prime figure. But I know if I see him in a store, I probably can't resist the urge to buy him cause, well, he's a Prime.
     
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    I had the same issue. I just hit it with a hair dryer and kept applying pressure. Would do a bit at a time because it's so thin. Once I found the sweet spot I hit it with some cold water. It's fine now. I think it's flash on the plastic near the pin as it's noticeably stiff compared to the right window.
     
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    If I had to guess, maybe they’re too big and would hinder his transformation?
     
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    nope. what color did you use?
     
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    I’ve seen it speculated that the rear truck wheels are reused from the studio series Prime. Presumably they needed new, thinner front wheels to accommodate the transformation on the earthrise one. As far as I can tell, the other wheels are the only parts molded in black, I’d guess that since they’re from a preexisting mold they couldn’t just add the front wheels on, and since there are no other black parts they had to mold them in grey and paint the tires.
     
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    Altmode comparison. Classics Prime with G3 trailer still wins in terms of shelf presence.

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    Found a Roller for mine. He’s a bit small but the same basic size of Micromasters and can carry the gun and trailer perfectly so yay. It’s from the THS legends size 3P Optimus. That figure and trailer are kind of rubbish so I don’t feel bad reappropriating the Roller.

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    I’m really enjoying this Prime. Still can’t decide if him or SS38 is my favorite recent Prime. Both are so good.

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    I never noticed that Classics Prime has dead eyes, too. Of course in his case it's a result of the light piping.
     
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