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RhA wrote:ROTF Prime. Dunno about the 3rd party add-ons, but ROTF Prime is the king of the last, eh, 5 years of mainstream toys.
Pretty much what he said.
I'd also recommend either Buster OP or the Striker version, if you can find them. Buster OP has the convertible gun and tons of chrome goodness, as well as added paint apps and detailing, while the "stealth mode" parts on the Striker version increases his display value a lot.
Motto:"I will be your blade. I will be your shield."
Weapon: Armor Axe
I'll give my 2 cents. Again. This time, I give you the 3 best.
First, get the deluxe version that come with the trailer. The vehicle mode is perfect and it display so well as is. Also, the guy is pretty easy and fun to transform.
Secondly, Get HFTD voyager Battle Blades Optimus. He's perfect in every ways, like a miniature leader.
Lastly, if you feel poor, get ROTF Leader OP. Feel rich? Get eitherBuster Prime (chrome and guns) or Jetwing OP (bitchin' jetpack). Watch out, transforming the leader mold is a real challenge the first time.
Motto:"If I win again I'm still the champion. If you win HAH! that's just impossible.
Weapon: tea cup."
Leader RotF OP is great for look and size, but those swords get in the way and deploy themselves.
Voyager (Battle Blades?) is better for articulation but looks almost the same. He comes with two swords that are less intrusive and two guns that form part of the vehicle mode. They can be combined into one gun.
Mykltron wrote:Leader RotF OP is great for look and size, but those swords get in the way and deploy themselves.
The Jetwing version doesn't have the sword-arms, to allow the Gatling guns to be pegged underneath the forearms. Those who don't like the swords can choose that version. Or, they can do a little DIY and remove them from the original ROTF leader class OP.
If you can swing it, Amazon's Jetwing Prime is incredible. I got mine for $50 when it was on sale at Christmas, but I'd buy it even at $100. You already know how accurate, sophisticated, and articulate the base RotF mold is, but with the jetpack, this makes for an unbelievably big, beautiful display piece. Slap the excellent Reprolabels stickers on and it's near perfection. The abdomen remold looks great and it comes with Buster's gas can gun.
Really, this OP mold is the main reason I can't bring myself to depart with my movie collection.