First impressions always last but Hasbro's MP-10 Optimus Prime at first glance from the transparent package is the MAN! Or the 'bot!
Though I already own the Takara version, for those who don't own one, you MUST get this figure. Hopefully there won't be any ugly QC issues to bare, but from a glance of the figure which I eyeballed here in SEA, the pictures posted here in seibertron don't do it justice!
In the Takara version, one part that bothered me the most was his spooky looking optics, the crystal(?) plastic effect used would have benefited from a light piping feature or better yet used some chrome like the original MP 01. But the Hasbro version's painted optics and colors make him an epitome of bad@ssness like that in the cartoon and the 1986 movie!
One issue I noticed was that the energon ax separates from the"neck" that connects to the spike like thingie, My MP-10 iirc does not do that
The plastics too, they don't look cheap like the atrocity that was the anniversary figure that Ryan scorched in his review.
No sireee, the plastics are high quality looking (well from the container anyway) and of course, the painted roof lights help accentuate the details similar to MP-01. Of course, the silver highlights on his sides are gone, but hey? You win some, you loose some!
So fellow seibertronians..............Go get him!
My Transformers purchasing habits, here are my following considerations so as not to DERAIL thread discussions:
1. Not hung up or hate scale. MP, Legend, Voyager....I'll take 'em all.
2. Price is indeed a big factor but if its a need to own one even if I have to eat "Scooby Snacks " for a month then so be it.
3. I tilt towards Tomy products over Hasbro because it's got lots'a bling (Legends Jetfire being the exception)