Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Monday, December 12th, 2016 3:26pm CST

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That's right folks, it's time! Fresh off the delivery truck, we bring to you our latest Seibertron.com review: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime! Shattered Glass Prime is a redeco of the original MP-10 Optimus Prime mold and is based on his Shattered Glass self, as seen in his 2008 Botcon toy and in the Fun Publications comics. He is the first of the Masterpiece Shattered Glass characters, and we are set to take a good look at him below!

Included in this review is that heroic Autobot we all know and love, Cliffjumper, who had the misfortune of meeting up with Shattered Prime. He will be used for comparisons, as well as a little fun right at the end.

Firstly, we'll take a quick look at the box, as it features some really awesome artwork of Prime gunning down some poor soul, along with a bio introducing us to this Shattered Prime.

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Next up, we will start off with the Truck mode. The truck mode is your standard cab-over that we are all used to, but it has some very nice detailing for the shattered glass version. Shattered Prime's twisted phrase of "Till all are gone!" is printed nicely on the left side right above the drivers door, and it stands out really nice. The silver stripe helps break up the marvelous purple cab nicely along with the side view mirrors.

There are also some very nice green highlights where the roof lights and headlights are, and they stand out against that purple, along with the yellow windows. The broken passenger side window is a nice touch too.

At first, I wasn't too sure about the dull gray used for the grill and smokestacks, but you know what: it works. That muted color gives him a nice "dark" vibe, fitting for the Shattered destructor. The blue used for his legs/back part of the truck is also really cool, and it really stands out with the gray used.

Overall, we have a really strong truck mode that ticks all the boxes save "chrome" but Nemesis Prime covers that better than this guy would have.

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Up next, we'll look at that marvelous trailer. Now, Shattered Prime only ever had a trailer in a single lithograph. He never had one in the comics or with any previous toy. This figure, however, decides to include one, and it is a trailer that I really do like.

The trailer itself is cast in a nice rich black color. It is so rich, you can see my reflection taking some of the pictures in it below. The trailer then has a deep purple set of stripes running down the side, the purple of which is beautiful and stands in shining contrast to the black. The giant purple Autobot symbols also really stand out and make the outside of this trailer really pop.

Lest we forget, this trailer, along with the actual figure, have nice chrome wheel rims, and they all stand out so well. That is part of what is making this figure so awesome: the colors all mesh and pop so well, no matter where you go! The underneath part of the trailer uses that same gray that Prime uses for the grill, and it works. Had they cast this in chrome, this trailer would work great for Nemesis Prime as well.

Take a peak!
Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

As this is the first Masterpiece I have ever handled, he feels really big and heavy. There is some good weight to guy! The Transformation is also a blast and a half, with some small bits but so many large bits that flip around in genius style. Definitely one of the best transformations I have ever handled.

And then, we get to the robot mode. Geeze oh man, does this guy rock in robot mode! All the gray is now given the chance to shine, and it does so wonderfully, contrasting against that purple and dark blue and bringing the whole figure together. The yellow windows now seem so muted against that purple, but it only helps bring out the evil in the guy. His new dark helmet and red eyes are also pretty sweet, though I wish they could have made the head a little bit more sinister.

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

While we're at it, let's get that trailer standing up! The trailer unfolds as the original did, but it feel so much more sinister and cool looking in black and grey, with some silver and dark blue in there to break it all up. The combat deck stands up and the little cockpit area, complete with evil green glass, folds out. This thing looks so goofily hardcore and awesome. I am very glad they included it in the set.

Plus, given how often he gets into fights, Prime needs that repair bay a good bit I'm guessing.

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

As you can see inside the trailer, there are some accessories that we need to take a look at. First up is the Matrix he comes with, which is die cast and it feels marvelous. The silver, gold, and rich blue center make this matrix a beauty to behold, as seen with some natural light shining through below.

He also contains 2 weapons: his ion blaster and evil ax. The blaster is cast in that gray that Prime's thighs and grill are cast in, and even has a little silver paint in the back. This, along with the head, are the 2 parts that I am a bit disappointed in, as the blaster feels a bit too dull, like they could have done a bit more to it and made it pop more.

Now the ax, that thing is a winner. The green is the same as the canopy on the combat deck, and it really does shine. The shade of green screams "evil" and it is so big and bad looking that I am keeping it on his hand almost all the time. It is perfect weapon that Prime never used but always needed.

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Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Also to add, we have a size comparison with ole Classics Cliffjumper, along with a slightly different pose of Prime with all his gear:
Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

In conclusion, I love this guy. As my first Masterpiece, he is a joy to behold and own, and I would highly recommend him to anyone who may be interested. Shattered Glass is a special and unique part of the Transformers we love, and hopefully this guy is an indication that there are more Shattered Masterpieces headed out way. He is outstanding and is worthy of being a masterpiece.

Score:

:SG-BOTS: :SG-BOTS: :SG-BOTS: :SG-BOTS: :SG-BOTS: out of :SG-BOTS: :SG-BOTS: :SG-BOTS: :SG-BOTS: :SG-BOTS:


And, to wrap things up, check out a few special poses below that those who have seen or read anything Shattered Glass may recognize. Thank you to Transgeek2345 for the video where I was able to obtain these comic images

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review
Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review
Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review
Transformers News: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review

Credit(s): D-Maximus_Prime @Seibertron, transgeek2345 @Youtube


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Re: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review (1846813)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on December 12th, 2016 @ 3:46pm CST
I have one single question: where's Roller?
Re: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review (1846815)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 12th, 2016 @ 3:50pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I have one single question: where's Roller?

He does not come with Roller
Re: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review (1846816)
Posted by Bronzewolf on December 12th, 2016 @ 3:50pm CST
A+++, D-Mack! Great review!
Re: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review (1846834)
Posted by dragons on December 12th, 2016 @ 5:06pm CST
I came here for pictures repaints are nothing special unless they come with new acceries to bother reading or watching review on figure I am interested how comic ends
Re: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review (1846848)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 12th, 2016 @ 6:30pm CST
It's Roller who keeps Optimus sane!
Re: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review (1846862)
Posted by carytheone on December 12th, 2016 @ 7:06pm CST
Great review D! Sounds like the hype train delivered you straight to satisfaction junction. That rarely happens, especially for such a hyped mold like MP10.

I feel that mold really is the gold standard and measuring stick for the MP line. I'm glad you enjoyed it so much. ;)^

For me, the real star if this review is Boxfanotron :michaelbay: ;)

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:-P
Re: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review (1846864)
Posted by Underc3211 on December 12th, 2016 @ 7:14pm CST
I'm actually really tempted to get this guy over the original. My one problem is with his matrix though; i kinda wish it had green instead of blue and black for the handles. Unless sg prime stole it from normal prime it doesn't quite fit in with him. That and cool as it may be the trailer wasn't needed for this prime. Should've been sold seperate or molded diffrently from the prime base mode.
Re: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review (1846868)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 12th, 2016 @ 7:25pm CST
caryontheprowl wrote:Boxfanotron

:-P

:lol: you guys and my box fan
Underc3211 wrote:I'm actually really tempted to get this guy over the original. My one problem is with his matrix though; i kinda wish it had green instead of blue and black for the handles. Unless sg prime stole it from normal prime it doesn't quite fit in with him. That and cool as it may be the trailer wasn't needed for this prime. Should've been sold seperate or molded diffrently from the prime base mode.

See, I never had the urge to get one of the originals, but this guy was well worth it.

Also, with your trailer predicament, if I'm remembering correctly, Nemesis Prime was still the same price as the regular release despite not coming with the trailer, so the trailer may not have been a price difference.

I agree with the matrix. Green would really have set it apart.

PS: You should get this guy
Re: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review (1846872)
Posted by PROROOK363 on December 12th, 2016 @ 7:35pm CST
I've been coming to this board for so long ever since I was younger and enjoyed all these reviews. So happy to see a shoutout from the board (I'm Transgeek2345, btw)! :-(

But in all seriousness this is such an awesome figure, wish it was affordable as this is the first official retail figure for the Shattered Glass universe
Re: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review (1846887)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 12th, 2016 @ 8:46pm CST
By the way, just thought of this and decided to try it, but Titan Masters totally fit nicely in the areas where Spike would go:

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Re: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review (1846902)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 12th, 2016 @ 10:13pm CST
PROROOK363 wrote:I've been coming to this board for so long ever since I was younger and enjoyed all these reviews. So happy to see a shoutout from the board (I'm Transgeek2345, btw)! :-(

But in all seriousness this is such an awesome figure, wish it was affordable as this is the first official retail figure for the Shattered Glass universe

Well hello and welcome to the boards! Glad you decided to join!

And thank you for the shattered glass comic videos. It was thanks to those that I actually got to read the comic, and it was enjoyable.

And this really is an awesome figure. He is worth the high price point. He really is awesome!
Re: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review (1846912)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 12th, 2016 @ 11:34pm CST
Regarding the Matrix's non-evil-looking deco, I kinda like the idea of SG Optimus stealing G1 Optimus's Matrix, as I don't believe SG Optimus ever had his own Matrix. He switched from Optronix to Optimus Prine by simply upgrading his body from stolen tech that he and his armies looted in the raids of their early days.

D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I have one single question: where's Roller?

He does not come with Roller
Darn! Yet another release of the MP-10 mold that's missing its Roller accessory.

I guess "SG Roller" is just not meant to be. :-|
Re: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review (1846939)
Posted by RiddlerJ on December 13th, 2016 @ 8:42am CST
Spike is missing from this release too.
Re: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review (1846980)
Posted by Underc3211 on December 13th, 2016 @ 11:55am CST
RiddlerJ wrote:Spike is missing from this release too.


That's to be expected. Sg prime would kill a human before respecting them. Plus sg is on cybertron too.
Re: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review (1846983)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 13th, 2016 @ 12:08pm CST
Underc3211 wrote:
RiddlerJ wrote:Spike is missing from this release too.


That's to be expected. Sg prime would kill a human before respecting them. Plus sg is on cybertron too.
Only in certain stories. Most of the SG fiction took place on Earth, where Spike, Buster, and Butch were a brother trio of car thieves who joined up with Rodimus and helped the Autobots infiltrate an Air Force base to seize control of a military weapon that would help the Autobots take over the world.

Though, Spike never met Optimus, so it makes sense for him to be left out of this set.
Re: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review (1847017)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on December 13th, 2016 @ 3:07pm CST
Another question: does he even have an official ID number? I keep seeing MP-10SG being thrown around, but I don't see that number anywhere on his box.
Re: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review (1847019)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 13th, 2016 @ 3:08pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Another question: does he even have an official ID number? I keep seeing MP-10SG being thrown around, but I don't see that number anywhere on his box.

I'll check for you when I get back home in an hour or so!
Re: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review (1847030)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 13th, 2016 @ 3:38pm CST
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Another question: does he even have an official ID number? I keep seeing MP-10SG being thrown around, but I don't see that number anywhere on his box.

I'll check for you when I get back home in an hour or so!

I can confirm the box does not mention an MP number or designation
Re: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review (1847032)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on December 13th, 2016 @ 3:41pm CST
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Another question: does he even have an official ID number? I keep seeing MP-10SG being thrown around, but I don't see that number anywhere on his box.

I'll check for you when I get back home in an hour or so!

I can confirm the box does not mention an MP number or designation

then it goes into the yoth optimus and yotg soundwave
Re: Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Review (1847034)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on December 13th, 2016 @ 3:45pm CST
Bumblebeevis21 wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Another question: does he even have an official ID number? I keep seeing MP-10SG being thrown around, but I don't see that number anywhere on his box.

I'll check for you when I get back home in an hour or so!

I can confirm the box does not mention an MP number or designation

then it goes into the yoth optimus and yotg soundwave


Pretty odd, but not unprecedented it seems. So "MP-10SG" is completely made up despite it sounding logical?

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