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Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime Video Review

Postby El Duque » Sat May 19, 2012 1:24 am

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YouTube reviewer and Seibertron.com member Wallas has managed to get his hands on the upcoming Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime. The figure comes armed to the teeth with a dual gatling guns gimmick that can be deployed in both vehicle and robot modes. Check out his early bird review of the Leader Class sized figure below.

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Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime Video Review

Postby Autobot032 » Sat May 19, 2012 1:47 am

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Very disappointing. I mean, we knew the toy wasn't going to win any awards for being totally awesome, but it drops the ball in so many areas...

The gimmick itself is really neat. I do like it, even as silly as it is. The transformation is terrible and the back pack and hollow legs...I don't even have the words.
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Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime Video Review

Postby reluttr » Sat May 19, 2012 1:50 am

Autobot032 wrote:Very disappointing. I mean, we knew the toy wasn't going to win any awards for being totally awesome, but it drops the ball in so many areas...

The gimmick itself is really neat. I do like it, even as silly as it is. The transformation is terrible and the back pack and hollow legs...I don't even have the words.


Ehh... its better than Optimus Maximus.

Plus he has a opening chest...hollow inside... but it opens. I can only imagine we will get a third party "matrix pack" to stuff in it eventually.

Plus its a official way to get a decent gun for RID optimus.
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Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime Video Review

Postby New Omen » Sat May 19, 2012 2:34 am

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:shock: The Red reset switch is Prime's penis :shock: #-o :BANG_HEAD: :sad:

The figure itself is very disappointing, too much back kibble and hollow parts. The gun is nice though.
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Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime Video Review

Postby Autobot-Hellstriker » Sat May 19, 2012 5:43 am

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Yah that switch looks really really.....really disturbing :SICK:
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Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime Video Review

Postby Mykltron » Sat May 19, 2012 6:04 am

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Autobot-Hellstriker wrote:Yah that switch looks really really.....really disturbing :SICK:


That's the only thing I like about this figure - it certainly has comedy value!

The hollow legs look worse than the Classics mold he mentions, the backpack (esp. when weapons are deployed) looks terrible. Even the truck mode, which I would not display often, is so disappointing that this alone puts me off buying it. No hips swivel. Elongated hands. So many things I don't like about this figure.
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Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime Video Review

Postby WolfDawg » Sat May 19, 2012 6:36 am

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So much potential...wasted. It seems like they just went all out with the weaponinzer gimmick to the point where both the bot and alt mode really suffer. I mean, that huge backpack is pretty much there only because it has to house all of those weapons.

In a way, though, I'm a little glad this figure sucks. Saves me money. :grin:
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Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime Video Review

Postby SHONofWAR » Sat May 19, 2012 7:06 am

I do like the gimmick, his size and some of the detail. I can even live with the shoulder pads being small. But I can't stop looking at his red hoarse meat....... The hollow legs in robot mode and the back of the cab. I will not pay outrageous Internet prices for this, and I will hunt down a FE Prime before I get this... >:oP
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Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime Video Review

Postby dinojack86 » Sat May 19, 2012 7:47 am

Wow- ya know I actually like this. It is very show-accurate regardless of the backpack. If you must justify said backpack look at it as an assault pack or something like our modern military wears. I LOVE THIS THING!
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Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime Video Review

Postby rpetras » Sat May 19, 2012 8:29 am

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Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime Video Review

Postby Dean ML » Sat May 19, 2012 10:39 am

Wow, looks like FE OP is as good as it's going to get! Glad I'm collecting TF Prime figures. Trying to finish up my movie collection, I don't need the added frustration and expense of the First Edition debacle.
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Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime Video Review

Postby Nemesis Destron » Sat May 19, 2012 10:47 am

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I love how the reviewer states "I am not afraid to expose this TF on my shelf so long as it's the front part", hilarious! :)) Now the laugh factor aside what's not to laugh at is this new Prime...WTF?? Can someone confirm that his feet look white with no paint apps? It's bad enough that they chose to leave his hand weapon without paint apps but his feet, c'mon Takara!! They could have at least used the same paint that was used for his upper legs above the blue. #-o

And after considering this Prime over AM Prime it think it's pretty clear which I will pick up. I seriously think there is a perverted designer over there at HasTak with the pink-like nipples on AM Arcee and now the red pecker sticking out of Weaponizer Prime how couldn't there be...'nuff said! :VEHI:
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Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime Video Review

Postby MightyMagnus78 » Sat May 19, 2012 10:59 am

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Weapon: Shoulder Mounted Rocket Launcher
What a piece of crap!

Hollow legs, Meh-tech ports and that stupid bloody cod piece weapon deployment knob. What the hell were Hasbro thinking?

Its obvious the budget was spent developing the gimmick rather than creating a decent toy.
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Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime Video Review

Postby Nekoman » Sat May 19, 2012 1:26 pm

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Guess I'm somewhat the deviant as always, as I kind of like it.

As a Leader sized/priced toy, it definitely leaves a lot to be desired. It's not too hot compared to the FE one either, but I think we just have to face that for the most part nothing they produce now will be on the same level of quality we had with those toys. We've got new designers and a worse economy, so it's to be expected (not that I feel those factors justify how Hasbro's handled this line).

Compared to the newer Voyager, this one has a few advantages. Sure it looks a little sloppy from behind, but overall I think this one looks a lot cleaner than that toy, and the bigger figure is great for those who care about scale (not that I do in particular).

All in all, I think this one will be pretty good if you could score it for less than retail, or if we never get a better chance at the FE figures. I'll probably go for it should they also make a bigger Megatron.

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Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime Video Review

Postby omega666 » Sat May 19, 2012 2:06 pm

Another example where the gimmick ruins the figure. Easy pass.
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Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime Video Review

Postby Wallas » Sat May 19, 2012 3:12 pm

Nemesis Destron wrote:Can someone confirm that his feet look white with no paint apps? It's bad enough that they chose to leave his hand weapon without paint apps but his feet, c'mon Takara!! They could have at least used the same paint that was used for his upper legs above the blue. #-o



I can tell you that his feet are not white, what seems white due to my halogen light system is actually light shade of grey, for orientation I'll say it's the same kind of grey used on Voyager DOTM Megatron or Movie Camshaft, or Battle Blade Voyager Prime, for example.

I'll produce initial pictures of this toy on the same background soon if that will be useful to anyone.
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Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime Video Review

Postby That Bot » Sat May 19, 2012 8:17 pm

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Personally, I think kids will love it, and that's the bottom line. As a collector's item, yeah, it leaves a lot to be desired, but it's not meant to be a collector's item. As a toy for kids, it does exactly what it should: transforms fairly easily, looks good in both modes, and if it has a gimmick, it executes it well. The only hitch is the design of the lever, and that's not something most kids will get.
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Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime Video Review

Postby Random » Sun May 20, 2012 2:15 am

Thanks for the review. I think the robot mode looks pretty good. I was doubtful I would be getting an Optimus from this line because I have not liked the mold that much. This thing I could see displaying in bot mode though.
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Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime Video Review

Postby Nemesis Destron » Sun May 20, 2012 11:31 am

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Wallas wrote:
Nemesis Destron wrote:Can someone confirm that his feet look white with no paint apps? It's bad enough that they chose to leave his hand weapon without paint apps but his feet, c'mon Takara!! They could have at least used the same paint that was used for his upper legs above the blue. #-o



I can tell you that his feet are not white, what seems white due to my halogen light system is actually light shade of grey, for orientation I'll say it's the same kind of grey used on Voyager DOTM Megatron or Movie Camshaft, or Battle Blade Voyager Prime, for example.

I'll produce initial pictures of this toy on the same background soon if that will be useful to anyone.


If you could that would be awesome man thanks! Is that same shade for the gun too? If so then I may reconsider getting this after all. :-? :VEHI:
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Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime Video Review

Postby kirbenvost » Sun May 20, 2012 9:49 pm

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Hmm. Well I can't say it's all terrible. It looks pretty great in both modes...from the front. The super-exposed robot kibble is pretty bad and that is one of the worst backpacks I've seen. But for what it is, a big, gimmicky kids' figure, it's pretty cool.
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Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime Video Review

Postby Dean ML » Sun May 20, 2012 10:20 pm

If anyone's concerned about scale, it seems that on the show there really isn't as much difference in size between characters as their was in G1 or the movies. Bee and Arcee are the same height, Bulkhead and Ratchet are about the same, and Prime is slightly taller than those two. If I remember correctly, Starscream is about the same size as Arcee. So it would seem that the deluxe and voyager classes should cover all the bases for any collectors who try to keep their figures in scale. Leaders are completely out of scale in the main line, unless they make a Unicron that would be in scale with the Cyberverse figures. It's unfortunate that, scale aside, TF: Prime leaders aren't even going to make for acceptable display pieces.

On another note, it really is funny that this toyline could potentially run for several years, with several iterations of Prime, and NOTHING is going to beat that elusive first edition Optimus. I can see it becoming a holy grail in the very near future (it already is to some degree) and going for hundreds of dollars on eBay.

Funny how HasTak could create a toys as beautiful and perfect as FE OP and then follow them up with mediocrity like RiD voyager Prime or a gimicky monstrosity like Weaponizer Prime. Reminds me of the flawlessly executed voyager HftD Battle Blades Optimus and following it up with DotM voyager Prime on the complete opposite end of the spectrum. The inconsistency of design in these figures often has me scratching my head.
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Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime Video Review

Postby CrimsonPrime » Mon May 21, 2012 3:47 am

Dean ML wrote:If anyone's concerned about scale, it seems that on the show there really isn't as much difference in size between characters as their was in G1 or the movies. Bee and Arcee are the same height, Bulkhead and Ratchet are about the same, and Prime is slightly taller than those two. If I remember correctly, Starscream is about the same size as Arcee. So it would seem that the deluxe and voyager classes should cover all the bases for any collectors who try to keep their figures in scale. Leaders are completely out of scale in the main line, unless they make a Unicron that would be in scale with the Cyberverse figures. It's unfortunate that, scale aside, TF: Prime leaders aren't even going to make for acceptable display pieces.

On another note, it really is funny that this toyline could potentially run for several years, with several iterations of Prime, and NOTHING is going to beat that elusive first edition Optimus. I can see it becoming a holy grail in the very near future (it already is to some degree) and going for hundreds of dollars on eBay.

Funny how HasTak could create a toys as beautiful and perfect as FE OP and then follow them up with mediocrity like RiD voyager Prime or a gimicky monstrosity like Weaponizer Prime. Reminds me of the flawlessly executed voyager HftD Battle Blades Optimus and following it up with DotM voyager Prime on the complete opposite end of the spectrum. The inconsistency of design in these figures often has me scratching my head.


False. Arcee is smaller than Bee o.o...Maybe by a tidbit but definitely smaller. And FE Prime is already hundreds of dollars on eBay as of now xD. Well thank god I managed to get one at 38 dollars :D.Maybe I'll sell it in the future for 200-300 dollars xP.

On topic...I might get him once I see him in-hand. The angle of the camera doesnt do the figure justice. Although it seems even though he's a Leader class he's smaller than ROTF Leader class o.o...Only time will tell~
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Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime Video Review

Postby Autobot_Benz » Tue May 22, 2012 6:07 pm

I think its safe to say Hasbro doesn't care about the Collector's just the little gimmick loving kids.
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Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime Video Review

Postby That Bot » Tue May 22, 2012 6:38 pm

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They care about us, they just don't cater exclusively to us. We're a niche demographic, and we get special toys like the Masterpiece figs. Main line stuff, however, is made with kids in mind.
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