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Kal El Reviews: Beast Hunters Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby KalEl » Fri May 17, 2013 8:51 pm

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Video Review of Beast Hunters Ultimate Optimus Prime.



He is one big super robot looking Optimus Prime! Anyone that loved Galaxy Convoy (cybertron Optimus prime) will love this guy! With the basic robot design blown up from the voyager mold, this optimus has a great base.
The 5 dragon head rotary missile gimmick has a great play pattern and can be a lot of fun. It would have been great if the gimmick was removable as it needs to plug in to work in robot mode anyway. But not a must. The gimmick makes the toy a little back heavy but once you play with it a bit, you will figure the best ways to pose.

The weapons are fun, the shield being a stylized dragon head is a very nice touch. The sword/giant clever is very cool also. Both have a great design but lack basic paint applications which is a real shame. Though a easy fix for anyone that can do basic painting and washes.

This Optimus is a fun figure with plenty of play value and great 'super robot' posing options for the collectors.
Pick it up if you get it for the right price.

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Re: Kal El Reviews: Beast Hunters Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby KalEl » Sat May 18, 2013 1:42 am

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Re: Kal El Reviews: Beast Hunters Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby El Duque » Sat May 18, 2013 9:53 am

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Seiberttron.com member KalEl dropped by the old Energon Pub with a review of Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Ultimate Class Hunter Optimus Prime. This figure and his wave-mate Beast Fire Predaking were recently released in Australia. Hopefully we'll be seeing them pop up domestically soon. Enjoy his video and images found below.

Video Review of Beast Hunters Ultimate Optimus Prime.



He is one big super robot looking Optimus Prime! Anyone that loved Galaxy Convoy (cybertron Optimus prime) will love this guy! With the basic robot design blown up from the voyager mold, this optimus has a great base.
The 5 dragon head rotary missile gimmick has a great play pattern and can be a lot of fun. It would have been great if the gimmick was removable as it needs to plug in to work in robot mode anyway. But not a must. The gimmick makes the toy a little back heavy but once you play with it a bit, you will figure the best ways to pose.

The weapons are fun, the shield being a stylized dragon head is a very nice touch. The sword/giant clever is very cool also. Both have a great design but lack basic paint applications which is a real shame. Though a easy fix for anyone that can do basic painting and washes.

This Optimus is a fun figure with plenty of play value and great 'super robot' posing options for the collectors.
Pick it up if you get it for the right price.

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Re: Kal El Reviews: Beast Hunters Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby SaTaN CoNvOy » Sat May 18, 2013 10:02 am

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like galaxy convoy eh? frigging BOS!
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Re: Kal El Reviews: Beast Hunters Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby frogbat » Sat May 18, 2013 10:20 am

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I didn't even know this guy was gonna be released, must've missed the news in the excitement bout metroplex etc Thought only predaking was gonna be super sized.

As a kid back in the 80s, I'd have really wanted this guy badly. However, as an adult collector there are too many things I Find wrong with this. Besides the green windows jarring even more on this figure, The truck mould is too exposed without his Shield and sword, the Scale is obviously off And if I had to choose a beast hunters prime, I'd always go for the Voyager. The gimmick is cool, if flawed and the fact it can't be detached is annoying.

I'm very happy with fe prime so both will be skipped unless I find. Bargain one day.
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Re: Kal El Reviews: Beast Hunters Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby Super Megatron » Sat May 18, 2013 11:10 am

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This is one POS that should had never been allow to be put into production. Design and engineering put into this toy is totally atrocious, and the esthetics to this toy speaks for itself.

It's unfortunate that because this is an Optimus toy and there are people who think they owe it to themselves to buy it while all they are doing is contributing to the problem that Hasbro has in their mentality - if we make an Optimus, they'll buy it no matter what.
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Re: Kal El Reviews: Beast Hunters Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby hinomars19 » Sat May 18, 2013 11:18 am

Motto: "never forget what you don't know"
Weapon: Blunt Force Battle Clubs
The truck mode looks strangely like something from the ninja turtles (which isn't strictly a bad thing :D) It's got play value and it's big. I like big things, and see myself having illegal amounts of fun with this guy. I feel safe buying knowing I can customise the bejeesus out of it.

Not a fantastic figure by any means, but I see it as great bit of horrendous guilty fun 8-} And definetly has more credence than the voyager for me. The design of both toys are bad (to me), but this one makes up for it by being big and Prime :D

Shame we're not getting a serious toy of this version of Prime though. His robot and vehicle mode look awesome as the CGI model 8)
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Re: Kal El Reviews: Beast Hunters Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby Shelf Space » Sat May 18, 2013 11:45 am

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I wasn't really that interested in him honestly... til I saw him standing next to Masterpiece Prime. He's one big ol' boy! Not a fan of the tiny lil head he's got but otherwise I'm seriously considering him now

Also does anyone else think that his shield looks a little like the show's key to vector sigma?

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Re: Kal El Reviews: Beast Hunters Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby Xephon0930 » Sat May 18, 2013 11:50 am

Motto: "Oh for Primus' sake!!!!"
Weapon: Energo-Sword
Still much rather skip this guy in favor of the same class Predaking. At least King here looks more in scale in his dragon mode and the hind legs don't look too bad.
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Re: Kal El Reviews: Beast Hunters Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Sat May 18, 2013 12:02 pm

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hinomars19 wrote:I like big things, and see myself having illegal amounts of fun with this guy.


This just sounds extremely bad
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Re: Kal El Reviews: Beast Hunters Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sat May 18, 2013 3:32 pm

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Re: Kal El Reviews: Beast Hunters Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby Manterax Prime » Sat May 18, 2013 3:53 pm

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Extremely back heavy!

But, it does have a better head sculpt than the voyager.
I wonder if the heads can be swapped.
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Re: Kal El Reviews: Beast Hunters Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby hinomars19 » Sat May 18, 2013 6:05 pm

Motto: "never forget what you don't know"
Weapon: Blunt Force Battle Clubs
LOST Cybertronian wrote:
hinomars19 wrote:I like big things, and see myself having illegal amounts of fun with this guy.


This just sounds extremely bad


Now why would you take me so out of context like that? :D
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Re: Kal El Reviews: Beast Hunters Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby Manterax Prime » Sat May 18, 2013 6:14 pm

Motto: "You honestly believed that The Leige Maximo was Prima's other half? How foolish of you!"
Weapon: Dark Saber Sword
hinomars19 wrote:
LOST Cybertronian wrote:
hinomars19 wrote:I like big things, and see myself having illegal amounts of fun with this guy.


This just sounds extremely bad


Now why would you take me so out of context like that? :D


Because it really sounds that bad :lol:
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Re: Kal El Reviews: Beast Hunters Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby hinomars19 » Sat May 18, 2013 6:19 pm

Motto: "never forget what you don't know"
Weapon: Blunt Force Battle Clubs
Super Megatron wrote:This is one POS that should had never been allow to be put into production. Design and engineering put into this toy is totally atrocious, and the esthetics to this toy speaks for itself.

It's unfortunate that because this is an Optimus toy and there are people who think they owe it to themselves to buy it while all they are doing is contributing to the problem that Hasbro has in their mentality - if we make an Optimus, they'll buy it no matter what.


I said something like that about the voyager, and I meant it in some ways. But...maybe hearing it come from someone else makes me realise how 'snobby' it sounds. I don't think there is anything wrong with having toys that are fun...I'm an adult collector yes, but there is no fun in every one I own being masterpieces and alternities. as cool as they are, you can't have fun with itin the same way.
I forgive this for being simple since it has the gimmick. Yes, I prefer the days when we got good, big toys like Cybertron Prime (though not that complex in engineering in itself) and this does seem like a step down, as did the awful supreme cheetor, but it exists regardless. If I see it and want it, whatever the reason, maybe I shouldn't get so hung up on it?
Plus, like I say, I'll buy this for what I can make of it (customising). I apologise if my hobbies facilitate bad marketing ploys from Hasbro :P

And, why shouldn't people buy anything associated with a character they like?
(besides, I love Prime, but don't own every toy. If I don't like it I don't buy it. You'd be surprised how many actualy think like that.) I hate the voyager with a passion...but y'know, I'm prepared to get over it, I suppose :/
Toys are toys. We've been expected to buy worse...
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Re: Kal El Reviews: Beast Hunters Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby hinomars19 » Sat May 18, 2013 6:31 pm

Motto: "never forget what you don't know"
Weapon: Blunt Force Battle Clubs
Manterax Prime wrote:
hinomars19 wrote:
LOST Cybertronian wrote:
hinomars19 wrote:I like big things, and see myself having illegal amounts of fun with this guy.


This just sounds extremely bad


Now why would you take me so out of context like that? :D


Because it really sounds that bad :lol:


Ultimate Optimus Prime is a big toy, and I feel I will have a lot of fun playing with him, more fun than is appropriate for an adult to have with a toy that is out of his age range.

Make that sound bad :D
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Re: Kal El Reviews: Beast Hunters Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby Xephon0930 » Sat May 18, 2013 6:37 pm

Motto: "Oh for Primus' sake!!!!"
Weapon: Energo-Sword
I'm glad I have that for parts to give to a customizer to make me a REAL trailer for my Leader Prime.
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Re: Kal El Reviews: Beast Hunters Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby RhA » Sun May 19, 2013 12:54 am

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hinomars19 wrote:I like big things, and see myself having illegal amounts of fun with this guy.


This just sounds extremely bad


:lol:
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Re: Kal El Reviews: Beast Hunters Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby Mykltron » Sun May 19, 2013 8:03 am

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I like big TFs but he just doesn't fit my collection.

Other things I don't like about him:
Back heavy due to a nice gimmick that wouldn't amuse me for long;
No foot articulation, in fact articulation that should be better at that size;
Lower legs are stupidly long;
Truck mode relies on weapon/kibble to cover the sloppy transformation robot yoga.
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Re: Kal El Reviews: Beast Hunters Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby Shockwave7 » Sun May 19, 2013 9:02 am

I like a nice weapon gimmick as well as the next guy - but this? I might have considered getting this figure, on sale or something. But that weapon....

The fact that it is not removable totally kills the deal for me. If I could pull it off and stick it in a bin someplace with all the other crappy mechtech weapons from RiD, I'd do it in a second. But they've welded the darn thing on, and you have to live with it. Derp.

It's ugly, it's too big, it's too heavy, it overbalances Prime in robot mode, it gets in the way at practically every step. And to top it all off, it only 'sort of' works. Even in this review, the guy had to fuss with it a few times to get it to shoot.

I would rather they had simply focused on making it a rock solid leader class figure with a nice transformation and some reliable, but not gaudy, gimmick or two. Not this... THING.
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Re: Kal El Reviews: Beast Hunters Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby Sodan-1 » Sun May 19, 2013 4:53 pm

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It's not as bad a figure as I thought it was going to be. The articulation is much better than I expected and the weapon gimmick is pretty cool (when it works :roll: ). I can't imagine it'd been much harder to have put an additional projectile release button underneath each of the barrels, so that when they flop down in robot mode they could hit a peg and fired automatically. Truck mode is garbage in my eyes. All those open spaces and a weird front view. It looks like a vehicle from an old short cartoon that's been scared by something and has risen up in terror.
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Re: Kal El Reviews: Beast Hunters Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby KalEl » Mon May 20, 2013 2:48 am

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Weapon: Sword
Mykltron wrote:I like big TFs but he just doesn't fit my collection.

Other things I don't like about him:
Back heavy due to a nice gimmick that wouldn't amuse me for long;
No foot articulation, in fact articulation that should be better at that size;
Lower legs are stupidly long;
Truck mode relies on weapon/kibble to cover the sloppy transformation robot yoga.

agreed ankle tilts is a given at this size, the legs dont look so bad in person but yes are a tad long.
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