KO G1 Optimus Prime found at Gas Station

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KO G1 Optimus Prime found at Gas Station

Postby Judas_Warlord » Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:32 pm

Motto: "Let them do all the work, then swoop in and pick up the pieces...."
Weapon: Twin Shoulder-Mounted Rocket Launchers
This guy came packaged in a bag with some candy (fun-dip) and there were two variations available. The one I got has a red body, blue windows, and blue legs while the other one had the colors swapped. The head, grille, bumper, smokestacks, and gas tanks are all chrome which is a nice touch. He transforms the same as G1 Op except for a few minor differences: different head sculpt, his arms have been shortened and made into claws and his smoke stacks swivel around and double as guns. I guess the makers weren't worried about kids poking themselves in the eye. The front molding is slightly different because the spaces where the arms originally folded out are now filled in with four headlights molded in instead of two. Even though it looks like he has one big windshield it's actually two that fold around to the sides of the truck. On mines the arms are nice and tight but the left leg is a little loose. The figure is light weight which I heard is the norm for most G1 figures. He rolls pretty good despite the fact that all the wheels don't touch the ground at the same time.
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Vehicle mode.
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Back view of truck.
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Feeling creative (and I don't know why I did this) but I took the guns from both versions of Rollbar that I own (G1 Swindle repaint) and stuck them on the truck mode to give it that "Generation 2 look." The guns are a perfect fit.
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Robot mode front view.
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Side view
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Back View.
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The smoke stacks "guns."
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Close-up of the very Diaclone-ish looking head. Reminds me of the Great Robot Base.
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Strapped up and ready to go!
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Just for fun I played around to see if I could create a third mode. What I came up with was a battle platform that is the perfect size for Micromasters.
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Re: KO G1 Optimus Prime found at Gas Station

Postby Yotsuyasan » Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:08 pm

Motto: "No matter where you go, there you are."
Man, I'm normally hugely against bootlegs... but this is different enough from the original, and cheep looking enough to not to be mistaken for anything official... It falls into that so bad it is good category, and makes me kind of want one!

"G1 Optimus Prime found at Gas Station" made me think of something that I've always thought was a missed opportunity... Optimus has been happy to sell out before. Pepsi Prime. Nike Prime. That Prime who turns into a hat. The Music Label Prime is borderline, since he wasn't as far as I know licensed with Apple, but he clearly had iPod inspiration. You know what the world needs? Hess Truck Optimus Prime! The G2 Laser mold would be perfect, as he's a tanker truck. Just paint it white and green!
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Re: KO G1 Optimus Prime found at Gas Station

Postby njb902 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:54 pm

Yotsuyasan wrote:Man, I'm normally hugely against bootlegs... but this is different enough from the original, and cheep looking enough to not to be mistaken for anything official... It falls into that so bad it is good category, and makes me kind of want one!

"G1 Optimus Prime found at Gas Station" made me think of something that I've always thought was a missed opportunity... Optimus has been happy to sell out before. Pepsi Prime. Nike Prime. That Prime who turns into a hat. The Music Label Prime is borderline, since he wasn't as far as I know licensed with Apple, but he clearly had iPod inspiration. You know what the world needs? Hess Truck Optimus Prime! The G2 Laser mold would be perfect, as he's a tanker truck. Just paint it white and green!


I'd buy a Hess Truck Optimus Prime in a heartbeat. My great grandfather used to buy those, Hess Trucks I mean, for me every Christmas.
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Re: KO G1 Optimus Prime found at Gas Station

Postby SkyWarpsGhost » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:06 am

Weapon: Dual Photon Launchers
His head looks lot like Classics Inferno. I don't own Inferno myself, so could be wrong.
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Re: KO G1 Optimus Prime found at Gas Station

Postby megatronus » Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:13 pm

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SkyWarpsGhost wrote:His head looks lot like Classics Inferno. I don't own Inferno myself, so could be wrong.

Was about to say - that's definitely an Inferno-inspired head.
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Re: KO G1 Optimus Prime found at Gas Station

Postby Judas_Warlord » Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:50 pm

Motto: "Let them do all the work, then swoop in and pick up the pieces...."
Weapon: Twin Shoulder-Mounted Rocket Launchers
Yotsuyasan wrote: You know what the world needs? Hess Truck Optimus Prime! The G2 Laser mold would be perfect, as he's a tanker truck. Just paint it white and green!


You know, that would be great for a Takara exclusive. We need more Beast Wars/Generation 2 repaints. Maybe they could even throw some late G1 molds in there as well. Bruticus has been repainted how many times? (Not counting KO's)
I farted on my wallet in my back pocket. I call that "GAS MONEY."
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Re: KO G1 Optimus Prime found at Gas Station

Postby Judas_Warlord » Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:56 pm

Motto: "Let them do all the work, then swoop in and pick up the pieces...."
Weapon: Twin Shoulder-Mounted Rocket Launchers
SkyWarpsGhost wrote:His head looks lot like Classics Inferno. I don't own Inferno myself, so could be wrong.


If anything, I'd say it looks more like Grapple :P
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Re: KO G1 Optimus Prime found at Gas Station

Postby Judas_Warlord » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:17 pm

Motto: "Let them do all the work, then swoop in and pick up the pieces...."
Weapon: Twin Shoulder-Mounted Rocket Launchers
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Was about to say - that's definitely an Inferno-inspired head.[/quote]

I'm late lol, but here's an update on the head. Upon close examination, he appears to borrow the head design from a robot from the "Kinsman" line. (which probably borrowed from Diaclone/Transformers lol) Kinsman was an obscure 80's line of transforming robots. Here's the link. Just scroll down to the green Toyota truck: http://counter-x.net/footnotes/kinsman/
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