poetunknown79 wrote:As for the Prime line RID, it is garbage. I just want Ratchet, Wheeljack, Soundwave and probably powerizer Megs just to have some sort of complete set. When the Takara versions of the other deceps come out I might get those depending on a few reviews.
I own all of the PRID you mentioned.
Ratchet is surprisingly GOOD. The Revealer gimmick is unobtrusive and actually works well.
Soundwave is the same on the gimmick part. His is simple and doesn't present any problems.
Megatron doesn't receive the love he deserves. Great figure, really.
Here's my recommendation for the line up:
First Edition Arcee (RID's body shape is more accurate, but the backpack and colors are ridiculous.)
First Edition Bulkhead (Expensive, but far more show accurate and complex.)
First Edition Bumblebee (Much, much better than PRID's version, plus no floating head/gimmick problems.)
First Edition Optimus Prime (I kid you not, he's a work of art. So many things to cover on him...)
PRID Ratchet (Shame there wasn't a First Edition, but I tell you...he's a terrific figure.)
PRID Wheeljack (As stated before, rather good figure. His Revealer gimmick is manual instead of automatic/spring driven, so no failed gimmick worries.)
Powerizers Megatron (I realize he's lacking a lot of paint, unlike the Deluxe F.E., but he's a nice size figure. He's perfectly in scale with his fellow Decepticon figures, especially the ones I've mentioned here.)
First Edition Starscream (The Voyager is out of scale with Megatron, plus it's ugly and inaccurate. Not to mention, if you buy the Cyberverse figure, his Energon weapons will work with the First Edition and make him fully show accurate.)
PRID Soundwave (Amazing that they were able to capture the look of the vehicle mode and robot mode in plastic. Quite faithfully, I might add. Laserbeak is neat.)
First Edition Vehicon (Seriously, the back kibble isn't that bad. It's far outweighed by the figure's awesome. He can't hear you over the sound of how awesome he is. He's actually more accurate than he's given credit for.)
I can't speak for upcoming figures needed to fill the gaps, such as Knock Out, but I believe he has potential. I'm assuming he's just terribly mistransformed, because the proto pictures on the slides at the 'cons showed him to be rather impressive and accurate. I'm willing to give him a chance.
I definitely want to see what they do with Airachnid...
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