TF Prime (RID) figures....

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Re: TF Prime (RID) figures....

Postby bossman328 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:03 pm

I have got to get my hands on FE Vehicon
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Re: TF Prime (RID) figures....

Postby gbm » Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:43 pm

PrymeStriker wrote:
gbm wrote:I am still undecided about which generation I want to start collection, the FE or the PRID.

If I pick from the best of the liter, I just don't want to have unproportioned figures standing next to each other.

Are the firgures from the FE THAT much bigger/taller than the PRID?


Here are comparisons. They're all the same size class except for Megatron and Starscream

(FE on right, PRiD on left)

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(FEs on left, PRiDs on right)

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Wow, that was an enormous help, thank you!

I've watched a few reviews too, and I notice that some people speak highly of the transformations for the FE class over the PRID class.

Anyone want to weigh in on that?
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Re: TF Prime (RID) figures....

Postby Diem » Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:57 pm

gbm wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:LOADS OF PICTURES MAN


Wow, that was an enormous help, thank you!

I've watched a few reviews too, and I notice that some people speak highly of the transformations for the FE class over the PRID class.

Anyone want to weigh in on that?


A little off topic but if you quote a post full of lots of photos please edit the quote so that the pictures don't repeat, otherwise it fills the thread with the same pictures over really fast.

And in my experience the FE usually have slightly more complex transformations than PRID.
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Re: TF Prime (RID) figures....

Postby Rhinox23 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:46 pm

gbm wrote:I've watched a few reviews too, and I notice that some people speak highly of the transformations for the FE class over the PRID class.

Anyone want to weigh in on that?


I have most of the FE's from the first release. I bought most of them on eBay and a few from BBTS. I really am happy that I have them, but a little miffed that I paid a lot more for them than I would for the re-release of them. Here's my opinion regarding the ones I actually own.

FE Optimus:

Far superior to the PRiD figure, he's larger, better colors, sturdier, more accurate transformation (smokestacks, wheels)

FE Bulkhead:

No question, hands down way better than the PRiD. Honestly, I wouldn't waste your time or money with that one, FE all the way!

FE Starscream:

Pretty good figure overall, awesome robot mode, ok jet; he is in great scale with the rest of the cast though...much better than the PRiD Voyager with all his purple transclearant plastic crap.

FE BB:

More of a toss up, I got the FE but the PRiD looks good too and has better weapons; I've read where people like both, so I'd go with whatever is cheaper!

FE Cliffjumper:

I LOVE the FE, the silver paint on the arms/tri-cannons is great and makes the robot mode really pop; this weapon is show accurate, the see through windshield looks great as his chest (real chest I might add); however I've read where others prefer the PRiD, but I disagree and would highly recommend the FE.

FE Arcee:

Again it's more of a toss up, FE is larger, weapons stink for both versions, I guess you could pick based off of which shade of blue you prefer or find more show accurate.

PRiD Vehicon:

Amazing figure, I personally think it blows the FE Vehicon out of the water.

As far as transformations go, most of the FE transformations are complex but enjoyable. I particularly like FE Bulkhead's transformation. They found a way to get a "bulky" figure from a small vehicle mode due to the sweet engineering of this figure. On that note, PRiD Vehicon's transformation is great engineering too! Very fun and cool.

Personally, I really enjoy all of the TFP transformations. I think the engineering is getting better and is helped that they are creating the models from the get go and not having to try to figure out another person's design (see Bayformers). That's my opinion. Hope this helps!
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Re: TF Prime (RID) figures....

Postby King Kuuga » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:07 pm

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Rhinox23 wrote:FE Optimus:

Far superior to the PRiD figure, he's larger, better colors, sturdier, more accurate transformation (smokestacks, wheels)

I have to partially disagree here. RID Optimus accomplishes the robot mode with everything in its proper place: the chest is the real truck window, the shoulders are the real cab windvane. With some red paint, you can get yourself a more show-accurate Prime. That said, both molds ABSOLUTELY have their merits. But to me, this is kind of a case like FE Cliff vs. RID Cliff: I'm willing to accept a bit less proportional accuracy to the show if it means less cheating parts.
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Re: TF Prime (RID) figures....

Postby Rhinox23 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:31 pm

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Rhinox23 wrote:FE Optimus:

Far superior to the PRiD figure, he's larger, better colors, sturdier, more accurate transformation (smokestacks, wheels)

I have to partially disagree here. RID Optimus accomplishes the robot mode with everything in its proper place: the chest is the real truck window, the shoulders are the real cab windvane. With some red paint, you can get yourself a more show-accurate Prime. That said, both molds ABSOLUTELY have their merits. But to me, this is kind of a case like FE Cliff vs. RID Cliff: I'm willing to accept a bit less proportional accuracy to the show if it means less cheating parts.


I do agree with you about the windshield, but I still feel like the FE does a much better overall job in the actual transformation. The main thing that wins for me is the lack of back kibble on the FE vs. the PRiD.

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Also, the smokestacks and wheels are where they should be to be show accurate.

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Either way, like you said they both have good qualities. I'm actually getting the PRiD version with a case assortment from BBTS and am looking forward to having him as well!
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Re: TF Prime (RID) figures....

Postby King Kuuga » Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:18 pm

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Rhinox23 wrote:I do agree with you about the windshield, but I still feel like the FE does a much better overall job in the actual transformation. The main thing that wins for me is the lack of back kibble on the FE vs. the PRiD.

http://www.seibertron.com/images/toys/f ... er-154.jpg

Also, the smokestacks and wheels are where they should be to be show accurate.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jp1amWzfv8w/T ... me+002.jpg

Either way, like you said they both have good qualities. I'm actually getting the PRiD version with a case assortment from BBTS and am looking forward to having him as well!

Fair enough. I do still love FE Prime's look, and I'll probably get him when I can.
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Re: TF Prime (RID) figures....

Postby gbm » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:44 am

Wow, both Vehicons look amazing. I guess this is a case of "I'll just get them both." :lol:

Afterall, they do look better in pairs, right?
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Re: TF Prime (RID) figures....

Postby RAcast » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:08 am

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gbm wrote:Wow, both Vehicons look amazing. I guess this is a case of "I'll just get them both." :lol:

Afterall, they do look better in pairs, right?

And they look best in trios! ;) It's not a full team without a jet!
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Re: TF Prime (RID) figures....

Postby gbm » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:51 am

Thank god for online purchasing....I think I'll buy me one now. :)
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