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    Hasboro or Takara Optimus Prime?

    MightyMustang
    By MightyMustang,

    Ok guys and gals heres a question for ya. I was doing some research last night on the 20th Anniversary Optimus Prime toy and I found that some said that the Takara version was better then Hasboro's version. Can anyone point out what the differences are between the two besides the battle damage on the Hasboro release? I know the Takara version has the longer smoke stacks but are these the ONLY differences? Or are they basically the same? I found out that Takara is asking a hefty sum of money for their release and why is that? Also I thought I read that Takara's version comes with the trailer, is that right? Anyone have any answers?

     

    Thanks guys and gals.


    Energon Megatron

    The Interlink
    By The Interlink,

    I love the robot mode. The alt mode, like most Energon ones, is sub-par. But what really gets my goat is the paint job. There's just so much they could of painted in for the robot mode, but left it blank instead.

     

    I'm waiting for the repaint as I'm sure we'll get one.

     

    What do you guys think about the paint job?


    20th Anniversary

    Josh
    By Josh,

    20thAnniversary.jpg

     

    Studio Nouveaux celebrating month 1 of the Transformers' 20th Anniversary


    TF:U Obsidian & Tankor

    Jackpot
    By Jackpot,

    “Obsidian & Tankor: Deicide Ex Machina

     

    obstank.jpg

     

    So in the Universe comic, as well as in their tech specs, Obsidian and Tankor were pretty damn badass. They came from an alternate BMach universe, where they teamed together and overthrew Megatron, establishing their own despotic rule. As Obsidian's tech spec bio put it, "Using Tankor as his enforcer, the former Autobot quelled uprisings with lethal force and held his home planet in an iron grip of fear and tyranny."

     

    Sadly, though, that tale only exists in backstory, so I had no choice but to visualize what had until now been simply words.

     

    Oh, and for reference, here are links to some pages that have their bios transcribed:

     

    http://www.tfu.info/2003/Decepticon/Obsidian/obsidian.htm

    http://www.tfu.info/2003/Decepticon/Tankor/tankor.htm

     

    Anyway, comments, critiques, etc.?

     

    - Jackpot


    hi all

    Sideways2004
    By Sideways2004,

    hi all, nice place u got here

    thought i would say hi, i am from the uk

    i am a very big trans fan my favorite tf is Sideways

    and i have a huge collection of course


    Transformer News

    Guest Primal-Convoy
    By Guest Primal-Convoy,
    Transformer Refuses To Change Back

    Into Volkswagen

    CYBOTRON—Following an intense battle with Megatron and his evil Decepticons Monday, former robot-in-disguise Bumblebee refused to revert to his natural state as a yellow Volkswagen Beetle. "I hid my existence in this world by taking the form of a vehicle! I revealed my true nature when I was called upon to protect earth!" said Bumblebee, a member of Optimus Prime's heroic Autobots force. "I refuse to change back into a humiliating bubble-shaped compact car!" Bumblebee added that Megatron arrived on earth with one goal: Destruction!

     

    Well, it's KINDA news...right?


    I have some questions for you Transfans.

    whitefinger
    By whitefinger,

    :wave

     

    Hi, I'm new here. I guess I should explain a little about myself, Transformers wise. I was a kid in the 80s, so therefore I was obsessed with Transformers. Bumblebee was always my favorite because I was always the smallest of my friends :tftounge I own most of the Bumblebee toys I think (G1, Goldbug, Pretender, Action Master, G2)

     

    Anywho, I'm usually not into collecting the toys because I can't really afford them, and don't have the space. However when the G1 re-releases were released I couldn't resist. So now I own the Hasbro versions of Optimus, Jazz, Prowl, Red alert, and Starscream. I figured my collecting was done except for maybe importing Megatron. However the MP Optimus and Alternators have now caught my eye.

     

    I ordered Optimus from Zooscape.com(Hasbro ver.) and am waiting for him to be delivered (he's in shipping). Yesterday I saw him at TRU and almost bought him, but figured I could wait the couple days for him to come in the mail.

     

    Since you guys are experts in the area, I have a few questions:

     

    1) What are the chances of seeing Binaltech/Alternator versions of Bumblebee, Jazz, and Prowl? They're my favorite charactrers, and I think they'd go great with me G1 toys.

     

    2)How posable is the 20th anniv. Optimus?

     

    3)Is there a website out there that explains all the Transformer series'. There seems to be so many!

     

    Thanks a lot guys! :thumb


    Masterpiece Optimus Prime

    Snowman81
    By Snowman81,

    Arguably the best transformers ever made, Masterpiece Optimus Prime and twin brother 20th Anniversary Optimus Prime are probably the only transformers ever made that every transfan in existence will say they love. So there really would be no point in debating whether or not these primes are cool or not.

     

    So my question to you dudes and dudets is, is there anything about these primes that you would change, can perfection (which is what they are often referred to as) be improved?


    From the Onion

    robot roll call
    By robot roll call,

    From this week's Onion

     

    Transformer Refuses To Change Back Into Volkswagen

     

    CYBOTRON—Following an intense battle with Megatron and his evil Decepticons Monday, former robot-in-disguise Bumblebee refused to revert to his natural state as a yellow Volkswagen Beetle. "I hid my existence in this world by taking the form of a vehicle! I revealed my true nature when I was called upon to protect earth!" said Bumblebee, a member of Optimus Prime's heroic Autobots force. "I refuse to change back into a humiliating bubble-shaped compact car!" Bumblebee added that Megatron arrived on earth with one goal: Destruction!

     

    :tflaugh


    Which history is the TRUE Transformer history?

    JIN
    By JIN,

    Personally, I never liked the original comics. Robots splitting into two robots like a microscopic organism never appealed to me. Neither did the "God" Primus appeal to me. I found it much more rational that the TF's were made by the Quintessons. I thought perhaps "Primus" was a god the TF's created themselves, millions of years after the Quintessons left. The TF's had forgotten their past with their evil Quintesson masters and needed an explanation of their origins. I know I'm going to get some angry responses to this post, please calmly and peacefully post your opinions, I'm willing to read them all...

     

    P.S. In Dreamwave "The War Within", has anyone named that character who BECOMES Optimus Prime? Is his name still Orion Pax? I know no name was mentioned in the comic, but I was just curious...


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