New Diamond Select Bust: Powermaster Optimus Prime

New Diamond Select Bust: Powermaster Optimus Prime

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 2:38pm CDT

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The busts are back courtesy of BigBadToyStore and Diamond Select Toys. The latest sculpt involves an incarnation of Optimus Prime in his Power Master form. Feel free to check out the product page, description, product image and Seibertron.com's own gallery of Power Master Prime below!

A Diamond Select Release! Art Asylum design and sculpt! DST's exciting mini-bust line continues to deliver the most iconic and memorable robots-in-disguise from Transformers history! This latest entry to the line depicts the "Power Master" merged version of the bravest and most noble of all the Autobots, Optimus Prime This super-detailed bust and base takes this line to a whole new level of awesome!


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Power Master Optimus Prime Gallery

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Re: New Diamond Select Bust: Powermaster Optimus Prime (1057722)
Posted by Autobot032 on March 24th, 2010 @ 2:53pm CDT
If only the real deal could've looked that cool...
Re: New Diamond Select Bust: Powermaster Optimus Prime (1057769)
Posted by GuyIncognito on March 24th, 2010 @ 4:32pm CDT
I hate that they call those "busts". They're not busts; they're statues with no legs. And a statue of a Transformer is basically a Transformer that's permanently stuck in robot mode and can't be repositioned. Any they usually cost a lot more than a TF. I've never understood why anyone would buy one.
Re: New Diamond Select Bust: Powermaster Optimus Prime (1057782)
Posted by Seibertron on March 24th, 2010 @ 4:52pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:I hate that they call those "busts". They're not busts; they're statues with no legs. And a statue of a Transformer is basically a Transformer that's permanently stuck in robot mode and can't be repositioned. Any they usually cost a lot more than a TF. I've never understood why anyone would buy one.


Same here, not to mention they're fragile. I don't understand the market for statues/busts. Someone must be buying them though because that's all I see at Comic Conventions these days.

It's a really nice sculpt though. Powermaster Optimus Prime is still one of my all-time favorite Transformers toys. I still think G2 Megatron goes nicely side-by-side with this version of Prime.
Re: New Diamond Select Bust: Powermaster Optimus Prime (1057809)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 24th, 2010 @ 6:22pm CDT
I shall call him "Ginrai" and he shall be mine, and he shall be my Ginrai.

Kudos to whomever gets this reference.
Re: New Diamond Select Bust: Powermaster Optimus Prime (1057846)
Posted by Supreme Convoy on March 24th, 2010 @ 8:49pm CDT
I know the original Optimus Prime toy is iconic and classic but Powermaster will always be my favorite. He was the first Prime figure I owned and loved. Great toy. This bust may be tempting...

GuyIncognito wrote:I hate that they call those "busts". They're not busts; they're statues with no legs. And a statue of a Transformer is basically a Transformer that's permanently stuck in robot mode and can't be repositioned. Any they usually cost a lot more than a TF. I've never understood why anyone would buy one.


Busts are normally just the head and shoulders of a sculpted image.
Re: New Diamond Select Bust: Powermaster Optimus Prime (1057848)
Posted by Amelie on March 24th, 2010 @ 8:58pm CDT
It'd be cheaper (and more fun), just to saw a spare PM Prime in half and glue it into position... =;

My problem with busts really is the price - in some cases, it's cheaper to get the actual toy.
Re: New Diamond Select Bust: Powermaster Optimus Prime (1057867)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on March 24th, 2010 @ 10:46pm CDT
Yeah, badass as this looks, I'm a little stumped as to why the headsculpt and proportions are so closely based on the toy, as the point of busts/statues is usually to make a 3D representation more accurate to a character's cartoon or comic appearances. I don't get the appeal of easily breakable statues either, but I'd honestly be tempted if they'd made this one accurate to Geoff Senior's interpretation of his PM body, or a 'battle-damaged' one based on how Andrew Wildman drew him in Marvel U.S. issues 72-74, since that's how Optimus looked when Furman gave him his all-time greatest character moments, IMO.

There was a lot of Dreamwave-accurate TF sculpture back when said company existed, and several different versions of the same characters ranging from cartoony to "realistic", so I'm surprised at the lack of tributes to the best of Marvel's TF art. Have there been any? Does Marvel have some legal roadblocks in place to prevent that from happening?
Re: New Diamond Select Bust: Powermaster Optimus Prime (1057944)
Posted by GEEWUN on March 25th, 2010 @ 7:29am CDT
so much cheaper to get the regular toy....
Re: New Diamond Select Bust: Powermaster Optimus Prime (1058223)
Posted by Liftgate on March 26th, 2010 @ 12:09am CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:I hate that they call those "busts". They're not busts; they're statues with no legs. And a statue of a Transformer is basically a Transformer that's permanently stuck in robot mode and can't be repositioned. Any they usually cost a lot more than a TF. I've never understood why anyone would buy one.



I agree with you in a way. Sculptures and bust are usually done in monochrome color or left in the color or the material it's created from. But for some odd reason fully painting them is the standard fair for sci-fi and comic characters, or TF in this instance. Personally I think it look utterly ridiculous -- rather than looking like a work or art, it makes them look like action figures with missing legs.

I don't get why they make them in this way, or why people buy them, it's just bizarre. You will NEVER walk into an art museum and find a fully painted bust, NEVER. But color aside, some of them look kinda cool and I've been tempted to buy one and toss it in some paint stripper and see how it turns out.

On another note, this thing actually has about the same amount of articulation as the real figure! Ha.
Re: New Diamond Select Bust: Powermaster Optimus Prime (1058232)
Posted by Autobot032 on March 26th, 2010 @ 12:58am CDT
Liftgate wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:I hate that they call those "busts". They're not busts; they're statues with no legs. And a statue of a Transformer is basically a Transformer that's permanently stuck in robot mode and can't be repositioned. Any they usually cost a lot more than a TF. I've never understood why anyone would buy one.



I agree with you in a way. Sculptures and bust are usually done in monochrome color or left in the color or the material it's created from. But for some odd reason fully painting them is the standard fair for sci-fi and comic characters, or TF in this instance. Personally I think it look utterly ridiculous -- rather than looking like a work or art, it makes them look like action figures with missing legs.


Yes. A simple BUST would suffice. This is a perfect example of less is more. Didn't they get the memo?

Liftgate wrote:I don't get why they make them in this way, or why people buy them, it's just bizarre. You will NEVER walk into an art museum and find a fully painted bust, NEVER. But color aside, some of them look kinda cool and I've been tempted to buy one and toss it in some paint stripper and see how it turns out.


I wouldn't be surprised if paint stripper would utterly destroy these.

Liftgate wrote:On another note, this thing actually has about the same amount of articulation as the real figure! Ha.


Hah! Good one, sir. Kudos.

And it's true...

I'd love to see Takara tackle a masterpiece Ginrai. I think we'd all line up to buy that sucker. Throw in Godbomber (with the same level of engineering) and we'd sell our firstborns.
Re: New Diamond Select Bust: Powermaster Optimus Prime (1058357)
Posted by Liftgate on March 26th, 2010 @ 11:27am CDT
Autobot032 wrote:I wouldn't be surprised if paint stripper would utterly destroy them.



As far as I know, most of these are made from porcelain, so the material itself should be safe. However, it's possible the porcelain could be stained from the paint, or that glue would be showing from where the assembled it. Or the paint stripper could dissolve the glue and then it falls apart.

In any case the parts could be tossed in bleach to see if that makes them porcelain white again, or it could just be painted a basic color like white or gray if that fails. I've seen these sell for $12-$19 on ebay, so it's not a huge loose if it got ruined anyway.
Re: New Diamond Select Bust: Powermaster Optimus Prime (1058385)
Posted by Mkall on March 26th, 2010 @ 1:39pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I shall call him "Ginrai" and he shall be mine, and he shall be my Ginrai.

Kudos to whomever gets this reference.

Dora from Finding Nemo
Re: New Diamond Select Bust: Powermaster Optimus Prime (1058437)
Posted by Dead Metal on March 26th, 2010 @ 4:05pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I shall call him "Ginrai" and he shall be mine, and he shall be my Ginrai.

Kudos to whomever gets this reference.

Doc Evil to Minime in Austin Powers 2 (I think it was 2).

This looks like a heavy remold of the normal Prime bust.
Re: New Diamond Select Bust: Powermaster Optimus Prime (1058448)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 26th, 2010 @ 4:28pm CDT
Mkall wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I shall call him "Ginrai" and he shall be mine, and he shall be my Ginrai.

Kudos to whomever gets this reference.

Dora from Finding Nemo
"Dory", but yes. You got it.

Dead Metal wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I shall call him "Ginrai" and he shall be mine, and he shall be my Ginrai.

Kudos to whomever gets this reference.

Doc Evil to Minime in Austin Powers 2 (I think it was 2).

This looks like a heavy remold of the normal Prime bust.
Sorry, never saw Austin Powers 2. ^_^'
Re: New Diamond Select Bust: Powermaster Optimus Prime (1058546)
Posted by ang3l3s on March 26th, 2010 @ 11:03pm CDT
I would so love to see this figure redone with today technology !!! And also the god bomber part a well hhhmmmm fansproject does great add on trailers......
Re: New Diamond Select Bust: Powermaster Optimus Prime (1059131)
Posted by Flux Convoy on March 29th, 2010 @ 6:23am CDT
The hell is going on with his waist? This looks kinda terrible IMO.
:BOT:
Re: New Diamond Select Bust: Powermaster Optimus Prime (1059138)
Posted by Counterpunch on March 29th, 2010 @ 7:14am CDT
Who buys these things?

I know embarrassment will keep you silent for the most part, but share some insight with us you weirdos.
Re: New Diamond Select Bust: Powermaster Optimus Prime (1059141)
Posted by Flux Convoy on March 29th, 2010 @ 7:17am CDT
Counterpunch wrote:Who buys these things?

I know embarrassment will keep you silent for the most part, but share some insight with us you weirdos.

This would be the only one to tempt me. PMOP is and has always been one of my favorite TF figures. This, however, looks bad. I have several other comic related busts and statues though. Although Bowen hasn't let me down on any of the comic ones I own.
:BOT:

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