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Is Alternators Optimus Prime a Good idea, or a Bad idea?  

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  1. 1. Is Alternators Optimus Prime a Good idea, or a Bad idea?

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Well, they probably wouldn't want AMERICAN trucks. I can't see Optimus being of Japanese production. That just wouldn't make sense. Convoy? Oh, he probably could be.

 

If he were a Titan or a Tundra, that wouldnt be so bad. But now some little dinky truck wouldnt work out. Like a Honda Ridgeline, which is really nothing more than an Odessy minivan with a truck-looking body.

 

No offense but Toyota Trucks are awful imo.

 

I like the Dodge Ram but Ford would have been the better choice.

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I like it, and not just as an Alternator completist.  It's a nice looking pick-up truck and is appropriate for an Alternator Optimus Prime. 

 

I suppose if you don't like it, you can pretend it doesn't exist and use MP Optimus Prime.  However, MP Optimus Prime was never called Alternator Optimus Prime for a reason.  That toy was obviously made just as a special, anniversary Transformer and is clearly meant to be G1 show accurate.  He is not an update.  MP Optimus Prime is the answer to, "What if they spent a great deal of time and energy into making the greatest G1 Optimus Prime, ever?"

 

I agree with the last part. MP convoy is not even 1:24 scale like everyone insists.

 

But he does go darn well with the Alternators.

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I like it, and not just as an Alternator completist.  It's a nice looking pick-up truck and is appropriate for an Alternator Optimus Prime. 

 

I suppose if you don't like it, you can pretend it doesn't exist and use MP Optimus Prime.  However, MP Optimus Prime was never called Alternator Optimus Prime for a reason.  That toy was obviously made just as a special, anniversary Transformer and is clearly meant to be G1 show accurate.  He is not an update.  MP Optimus Prime is the answer to, "What if they spent a great deal of time and energy into making the greatest G1 Optimus Prime, ever?"

 

I agree with the last part. MP convoy is not even 1:24 scale like everyone insists.

 

But he does go darn well with the Alternators.

 

 

He does go well with the Alternators.  I also think that, even though Prime was taller than most Autobots in the cartoon, I don't think he was that tall.  Certainly not in the way he towers over all Alternators.

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Bad idea? How? I'm in the wait for the final product camp. We've all seen the proto Starscreaming -> final product praise. :)

 

If you don't like him. Keep MP-01 as your leader. No one's gonna stop ya. If you like the mold but not the character - get creative (kitbash). If you flat out don't like it. Speak with your wallet.

 

From the news, Hasbro wanted it to be someone else but Takara felt it needed to be Convoy so it would sell in Japan. Since the Ram isn't so ummm... available.

 

 

 

So make him Ironhide or Kup or some other appropriate character (hell even Gears) and sell him as ummm... I dunno...  a US exclusive?  Come on, if they can make US-only molds for Energon and Cybertron why not the Alt line?  Decepticharge comes to mind...  After all they did cancel his BT counterpart...

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did anyone ever think to ask jazz, grimy or prowl (the 1s people use as their alt leaders other than mpop) how they feel about being pink slipped, i mean i talked to jazz about it and he's not happy stepping down  :tflaugh  however i'm sure they'll all get over it just like the rest of us, but i mean think about their feelings for a change

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I'd like Ironhide as a full-sized van like the E-350 used as some ambulances (which would fit well for a Ratchet tooling).  The walls/doors of the van could be used as "wings" or a shield and lend greater significance to the notion of "iron hide".

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Bad idea? How? I'm in the wait for the final product camp. We've all seen the proto Starscreaming -> final product praise. :)

 

If you don't like him. Keep MP-01 as your leader. No one's gonna stop ya. If you like the mold but not the character - get creative (kitbash). If you flat out don't like it. Speak with your wallet.

 

From the news, Hasbro wanted it to be someone else but Takara felt it needed to be Convoy so it would sell in Japan. Since the Ram isn't so ummm... available.

 

 

 

So make him Ironhide or Kup or some other appropriate character (hell even Gears) and sell him as ummm...   I dunno...  a US exclusive?  Come on, if they can make US-only molds for Energon and Cybertron why not the Alt line?  Decepticharge comes to mind...  After all they did cancel his BT counterpart...

 

Not cancelled. On hold for now. And seeing as BT/Alt/BT* has repaints-o-plenty. I wouldn't bet on Prime being the only use of that mold. Easy money and all.

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