Imaginarium Art Licensed Transformers Statues: Legacy of Cybertron Optimus Prime
Thursday, February 8th, 2018 12:24AM CSTCategory: Toy News
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From Transformers this Legacy of Cybertron Optimus Prime statue is limited to 600 pieces worldwide and is made of PU, polyresin, and 3D printed parts.
11.8 inches (30cm) W x 14.6 inches (37cm) D x 14.6 inches (37cm) H
Made of PU, polyresin, and 3D printed parts
Limited edition of 600
What do you think, is this something that might be a worthwhile addition to your collection? A centerpiece to a Optimus Prime display? Let us know what you think!
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Posted by primalxconvoy on February 8th, 2018 @ 12:45am CST
Posted by -Kanrabat- on February 8th, 2018 @ 3:57am CST
Highly detailed statues like these are more fitting for the 1:1 accurate Movie bots, whose designs are clearly IMPOSSIBLE to transform. Sure, we now get MPMs, but there are still some sacrefices done for transformation. An articulated statue is where it's at for the Baybots. Being rich, I'd buy some but I don't have 2000$ spare bonuses floating around like leaves in autumn unfortunately.
Posted by Sunstar on February 8th, 2018 @ 4:35am CST
Posted by Deadput on February 8th, 2018 @ 5:26am CST
Posted by dragons on February 8th, 2018 @ 7:46am CST
Posted by primalxconvoy on February 8th, 2018 @ 8:29am CST
Posted by william-james88 on February 8th, 2018 @ 9:04am CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:Highly detailed statues like these are more fitting for the 1:1 accurate Movie bots, whose designs are clearly IMPOSSIBLE to transform.
Pretty sure that does not exist.
Posted by Rated X on February 8th, 2018 @ 9:27am CST
Posted by -Kanrabat- on February 8th, 2018 @ 7:27pm CST
william-james88 wrote:-Kanrabat- wrote:Highly detailed statues like these are more fitting for the 1:1 accurate Movie bots, whose designs are clearly IMPOSSIBLE to transform.
Pretty sure that does not exist.
I meant perfectly accurate to the CGI model. Still, seeing one LIFE SIZED for sale would be wicked cool. Even if it cost millions.
Posted by Sunstar on February 12th, 2018 @ 4:04pm CST
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 13th, 2018 @ 10:53am CST
Sunstar wrote:Starscream arrived at BBTS and is being shipped to me :3 I'll have pictures!
Posted by Sunstar on February 13th, 2018 @ 1:34pm CST
Rated X wrote:All jokes aside I wanna know whos buying these $1500 non-transforming statues?
I bought Starscream, he should be shipping to me shortly.
Posted by Sunstar on February 20th, 2018 @ 9:20pm CST
Posted by Sunstar on February 21st, 2018 @ 1:15pm CST
Posted by -Kanrabat- on February 21st, 2018 @ 4:26pm CST
Sunstar wrote:He has arrived and that was a HUGE box 95pounds all day. I will have photos, running to IKea to get that table I saw. Pictures will be soon!
For the price you must have paid and the ammount of detailing the statue must have, the best way to display such a piece is in a glass display (Box? Shelf? Case?) well, this thing:
Posted by Sunstar on February 21st, 2018 @ 5:00pm CST
Posted by william-james88 on February 23rd, 2018 @ 9:22am CST
Below are exerpts of her review along with several images she took. Many of us will never own this statue, but at least now we can get some great feedback of someone who has taken this plunge and indulge our eyes on the details!
This will be the single-most expensive purchase I have done for my collection outside of furniture – and I have no regrets. I'm going to cover some of my experience with this particular statue, there were some admittedly frustrating points in the progress of the day, but all in all its an outstanding figure
Price point: $1199 (USD) for a Canadian its about double with shipping.
Retailer: Big Bad Toy Store (BBTS)
Statue Edition: 115 of 400
Shipping weight: 95 pounds or 43.09kilograms
Shipping size: 44”x27”x25” 104cm x 60cm x 56cm
Shipping cost: Approximately $600+
Shipping duration: 3 Days (Sent on the 19th arrived on the 21st)
Shipping method: FedEx
Statue Set Up
Some assembly required...
The statue came with a beautiful instruction booklet, with full colour photos, clearly numbered and displayed in both complete and exploded form. Each part had a rare earth magnet in the joint that enabled it to snap together securely - this was amazing.
The set-up of the statue chugged along pretty nicely. As I stated earlier, each part was wrapped neatly and nestled away with loving care. My spouse helped by unwrapping each part, we started with the rockets to build up the base, and placed the paper and bags back in their original location. This kept the assembly clean and fairly quick. All was trucking along nicely until the right leg...
The right leg of doom... Resin, which this statue is made of, when removed from the mould sometimes may get a bit out of shape. This was a problem for the right leg and the left arm - to a lesser degree with the left arm. Some damage was caused to the joint while I attempted to remedy this problem. Instead of sharp 90° angles in the leg, it was rounded. I had to take a file and try to round off some edge on the leg joint at the body. Unfortunately I did some damage to the inside of the joint, however that is inside so it won't notice. The fact I had to file the statue to get the leg to fit, was a downer. It is fortunate I have tools at my disposal and I am quite acquainted with modifying things (such as war hammer) that I wasn't phased in the least. After a good amount of time filing, I had it fitting.
Another downer was a chip in the resin near this particular joint. We noticed it before I made my modification and after checking the bags and the area I was working with, we decided that this must have occurred prior to packaging. A little silver paint should fix it up, and its not that noticeable, however it is irritating all the same.
Another small problem we encountered, which is easily fixed, however a bit worrisome due to the fact resin is absolutely brittle and will shatter, is a rare earth magnet popped out of the left wrist. This was fixed with a small dab of Gel super glue.
Once these areas of trouble were addressed and rectified, the statue went together like bacon and eggs.
I have to say that as we went along that statue became heavier and heavier and I was grateful for my spouse's help as I needed a break from holding it. It has the size and the weight of a baby (a much smaller head though) The paint and feel of the figure is beautiful. Great details and a lovely addition to any collection, problems aside.
Once it was all set we gently moved the display into the corner of the room where it just looks amazing.
Statue Problems: C (There should be no need for those quality issues for something with this price point.
Helpful Spouse: A++
I would rate this figure at about an A to A+ But I had problems and I may be an exception rather than the rule.
Posted by Sunstar on February 23rd, 2018 @ 9:57am CST
I'm a lady Transformers fan.
Posted by Rated X on February 23rd, 2018 @ 10:09am CST
Posted by Sunstar on February 23rd, 2018 @ 10:27am CST
Rated X wrote:From one huge Starscream fan to another, nice collection. Im definitely not a statue guy, but I think it works well in a memorabilia collection of one particular character.
And its virtually the centrepiece of my collection. It is exactly how I imagined it to look there and, the table that I bought was perfect. It even had a glass top so it made the edition visible from the underside.