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Old 2005-09-24, 07:41 PM   #21
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OMG HE'S NOT A SEMI TRUCK!

Cheers, hadn't noticed till then
 
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Old 2005-09-24, 07:44 PM   #22
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im just really pissed there's no ironhide comming out. thats why i was looking foward to
 
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Old 2005-09-24, 08:07 PM   #23
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judging by the picture i might just stick with 20th anniversary Optimus Prime.

Maybe if they could at least make him look less like a go-bot then maybe id buy him.
 
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Old 2005-09-24, 08:41 PM   #24
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To be honest, if it wasn't for the Prime head, I could go for that thing... making it Optimus just reeks of afterthought....
 
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Old 2005-09-24, 09:55 PM   #25
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Making him Optimus was a compromise. Takara rejected the Ram because it's not widely known in Japan. They only accepted it as Convoy, whom they knew wouls sell in Japan.
 
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Old 2005-09-24, 10:02 PM   #26
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Making him Optimus was a compromise. Takara rejected the Ram because it's not widely known in Japan. They only accepted it as Convoy, whom they knew wouls sell in Japan.
Might have to tag that onto a certain thread made by yerself in toys...
 
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Old 2005-09-24, 10:36 PM   #27
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Have you seen Mirage yet? Man, he ROCKS.
 
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Old 2005-09-24, 10:57 PM   #28
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Holy doody! Can't wait for the painted shot of that. Are the BW figures coming with pieces of transmutate? Clever way to get people to buy them all. How about those Star Wars transformers. I like the Jedi Starfighter.
 
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Old 2005-09-24, 11:41 PM   #29
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Wow. We get sth crappy like Prime and then Mirage. WOW

Anybody knows what car he's based on? Clearly not an F1 car.
 
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Old 2005-09-25, 12:15 AM   #30
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The grey one is Mirage? I thought he was supposed to be another Mustang...
 
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Old 2005-09-25, 12:34 AM   #31
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That might be the first alternator I skip for reasons other than availability issues. Poor Prime, he gets saddled with the bum alt mode of the line.
 
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Old 2005-09-25, 12:40 AM   #32
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Eh, Prime's a bit funny, but I'll get one anyway. Looks neat, and I'm happy to tear the head off if it proves bothersome...

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Anybody knows what car he's based on? Clearly not an F1 car.
Headlights on the shoulders look like a new Ford GT.
 
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Old 2005-09-25, 01:13 AM   #33
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If they keep those colors, I'll trade one soul for an Ironhide replacement head.
 
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Old 2005-09-25, 02:02 AM   #34
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I was actually hoping that the repaint would be in black. That right there creates a potential Trailbreaker kitbash.

And for the mold, it does look like it's possibly mistransformed (screws showing in the hips--those are usually in the back) Could be wrong, but if that's the case then he just needs the same treatment as Alt/BT Prowl. (which we've all seen--one particular example shown here: http://www.tfmaster.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2896 ) At minimum, rotate the waist around and be done with it.

EDIT: from the listing made by Transfandom.com, Mirage is to be a Ford Gt40.

Which is this guy: http://nbn2020.tripod.com/p3.jpg

And the chestplate shown on the prototype is a spot on match for that car's hood.
 

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Old 2005-09-25, 07:45 AM   #35
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Headlights on the shoulders look like a new Ford GT.
yup, as Hasbro said yesterday that Mirage IS a Ford GT right before they put up the new toys
 
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Old 2005-09-25, 12:18 PM   #36
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Hmm. Prime as a Dodge Pickup. This'll throw a whole new curveball into the whole 'TruK not mUnkY' arugment, eh?

Frankly, I agree with the masses: the alternate mode's more suitable for Ironhide or Trailbreaker. Besides, they've already got a Binaltech/Alternators-esque Optimus toy in the Aniversary Eddition. Doesn't really make much sense to redesign him, AGAIN.
 
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Old 2005-09-25, 12:28 PM   #37
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And why do they remold the Jeep Wrangler into Rollbar? Why not just repaint Swindle into Trailbreaker, like Dead End became "restored" as Sunstreaker?
 
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Old 2005-09-25, 01:00 PM   #38
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And why do they remold the Jeep Wrangler into Rollbar? Why not just repaint Swindle into Trailbreaker, like Dead End became "restored" as Sunstreaker?
Seems that Trailbreaker is not even remotely famous. Anyway, I like that people used to complain about getting Swerve [a third use of a mould] in the past...let's see what they'll do now with Ricochet and Rollbar. Man that's some excess, unecessary work for two unpopular releases.
 
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Old 2005-09-25, 02:45 PM   #39
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The difference between thirds with other figures and thirds with the Corvette is that the Tracks/Ravage/Swerve mold was the weakest in the whole line.
 
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Old 2005-09-25, 04:13 PM   #40
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What a waste. We should have gotten someone else like Ironhide.
 

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