Extensive Look at i-Gear PP01 Faith Leader

Extensive Look at i-Gear PP01 Faith Leader

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 11:51pm CDT

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At times, even perfection needs to be reconstructed. The great figure that is Masterpiece-01 Optimus Prime/Convoy has been re-engineered by third party iGear and released under the moniker of Faith Leader. For those who have ever wanted a Voyager sized Masterpiece Optimus Prime, this figure's what you've been waiting for. Courtesy of ACToys, we've got an extensive look at Faith Leader's packaging, the figure itself, and comparisons to the original.

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Re: Extensive Look at i-Gear PP01 Faith Leader (1066754)
Posted by Alex Jones on April 21st, 2010 @ 11:58pm CDT
EDIT: didn't read the entire paragraph on its size
Re: Extensive Look at i-Gear PP01 Faith Leader (1066780)
Posted by Mykltron on April 22nd, 2010 @ 4:11am CDT
What are they playing it in that last pic? HIs legs aren't extended.

The link for the gallery doesn't work for me.
Re: Extensive Look at i-Gear PP01 Faith Leader (1066782)
Posted by Blurrz on April 22nd, 2010 @ 4:19am CDT
ACToys goes down quite often... just wait a few for their site to come back up again.
Re: Extensive Look at i-Gear PP01 Faith Leader (1066795)
Posted by Swindle01 on April 22nd, 2010 @ 5:14am CDT
YOUR MAIN LINK LEADS TO 2 VIRUS's!

clicking on the gallery link at the bottom links you to 2 Virus's
1 a Trojan
2 a worm

i expected you guys to check on this much more thourghtly than this!
thank god my AVG warned me the second it linked me to some wierd ass chinese writting saying 404
Re: Extensive Look at i-Gear PP01 Faith Leader (1066799)
Posted by Trikeboy on April 22nd, 2010 @ 5:36am CDT
It looks ok but I am not buying it. There are so many other things out this year like Protector, Warbot, Bruticus upgrades and DL Blaster. I would rather have them displayed on my shelves.
Re: Extensive Look at i-Gear PP01 Faith Leader (1066804)
Posted by 1987olds442 on April 22nd, 2010 @ 6:06am CDT
One slight correction he is more Ultra size not Voyager. :D
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i-Gear has updated their facebook with some final pictures.
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=10 ... 6c3505ef89
Re: Extensive Look at i-Gear PP01 Faith Leader (1066813)
Posted by DevastaTTor on April 22nd, 2010 @ 6:26am CDT
It's really an exceptional knock-off. I may have to buy one.
Re: Extensive Look at i-Gear PP01 Faith Leader (1066837)
Posted by Jenus on April 22nd, 2010 @ 8:19am CDT
DevastaTTor wrote:It's really an exceptional knock-off. I may have to buy one.

It's too bad he's already sold out. :-(
Re: Extensive Look at i-Gear PP01 Faith Leader (1066842)
Posted by Kibble on April 22nd, 2010 @ 8:29am CDT
I must admit, that looks really good. I still find it completely wrong as it's blatant theft of a product (not to mention one that's still readily available in the re-release of MP-04) but wow, it does look nice.
Re: Extensive Look at i-Gear PP01 Faith Leader (1066879)
Posted by kirbenvost on April 22nd, 2010 @ 10:25am CDT
Yeah, I gotta admit it looks good too, but I'm quite happy with the MP Prime I already have, thanks. Plus it's a knockoff, and an expensive one at that.
Re: Extensive Look at i-Gear PP01 Faith Leader (1066891)
Posted by SLUGSLINGER81 on April 22nd, 2010 @ 11:16am CDT
"I SHALL CALL HIM...MINI-ME!"
"MINI-ME PRIME...STOP HUMPIN' THE FRIGGIN LASER!" :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:
Re: Extensive Look at i-Gear PP01 Faith Leader (1066942)
Posted by DevastaTTor on April 22nd, 2010 @ 2:36pm CDT
Jenus wrote:
DevastaTTor wrote:It's really an exceptional knock-off. I may have to buy one.

It's too bad he's already sold out. :-(

I'm betting they'll make more. If not, I'm sure I'll get by with my Classics, Henkei, and MP versions.
Re: Extensive Look at i-Gear PP01 Faith Leader (1066943)
Posted by Dagon on April 22nd, 2010 @ 2:44pm CDT
Why Faith Leader? I'm sure it's not a significant thing, but I'm just curious about the name. Or is it an Engrish kinda thing?
Re: Extensive Look at i-Gear PP01 Faith Leader (1066948)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on April 22nd, 2010 @ 2:56pm CDT
Dagon wrote:Why Faith Leader? I'm sure it's not a significant thing, but I'm just curious about the name. Or is it an Engrish kinda thing?


This can be explained in so many ways it's not even funny. From the language point of view however, it can be a simple mix-up. In Japanese, one of the pronunciations (not words) for "faith" is shin. However, it's also used for "new" and "true", among other words.

I'm pretty sure once Hasbro or TakaraTomy sees this they'll really sink their teeth in it. This is just crossing the line dividing third party accessories and figures and plain rip-offs. I know the WST Dinorobots were no better (if slightly), but this seals the deal:

- Motto is clearly ripped from Optimus Prime's
- Tech Specs are copied from Hasbro's specs down to the names, including "Fireblast"

Don't get me wrong, I'm not condemning it, but I'm not condoning it either.
Re: Extensive Look at i-Gear PP01 Faith Leader (1066949)
Posted by Dagon on April 22nd, 2010 @ 2:58pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Dagon wrote:Why Faith Leader? I'm sure it's not a significant thing, but I'm just curious about the name. Or is it an Engrish kinda thing?


This can be explained in so many ways it's not even funny. From the language point of view however, it can be a simple mix-up of words. In Japanese, one of the pronunciations (not words) for "faith" is shin. However, it's also used for "new" and "true", among other words.


Fair enough. I just bought Season 3 of G1 today, and I'm excited about seeing the whole return of Prime episode becuase I have only fragmentary memories of it from childhood. Maybe I have Prime and resurrection on the brain, and that was like, affecting my process. Sorry, but thanks for the clarification. It honestly makes a whole lotta sense.
Re: Extensive Look at i-Gear PP01 Faith Leader (1067206)
Posted by DevastaTTor on April 23rd, 2010 @ 6:38am CDT
Their Shop site says in stock again for the standard version but it's confirmed they're not at checkout. I am actually hoping the restock this but e-store errors like this do make me a bit nervous and question if I should be buying from them or not.
Re: Extensive Look at i-Gear PP01 Faith Leader (1067794)
Posted by Jenus on April 24th, 2010 @ 11:34pm CDT
Well now it's back to saying Out of Stock though I got some info from the i-Gear chat box that they will be releasing more between June and July. :D
Re: Extensive Look at i-Gear PP01 Faith Leader (1067951)
Posted by DevastaTTor on April 25th, 2010 @ 2:48pm CDT
Jenus wrote:Well now it's back to saying Out of Stock though I got some info from the i-Gear chat box that they will be releasing more between June and July. :D

Despite my initial skepticism, I wound up emailing them and found them to be responsive and very helpful-so I picked one up. I just like the scale of this figure so much compared to my Classics Prime. Should have it in a week or so and will post my thoughts and some pictures (not that we haven't already seen enough).

I hope we see more of Megatron soon.
Re: Extensive Look at i-Gear PP01 Faith Leader (1067954)
Posted by Kibble on April 25th, 2010 @ 2:56pm CDT
DevastaTTor wrote:I hope we see more of Megatron soon.

I can't even imagine that. As fragile as the real one is, the KO just doesn't sound like it would be a quality product.
Re: Extensive Look at i-Gear PP01 Faith Leader (1067983)
Posted by Amelie on April 25th, 2010 @ 4:17pm CDT
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That's a pretty good size next to MP Grimlock. It looks good, in terms of size - it'd probably look crap next to the other MPs, though. :grin:

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