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Daily Prime - Evolution of Generation 1 Optimus Prime

I just had to go back and look at how the Takara TOMY MIssing Link C-01 compares side by side to the original 1984 version. What used to be my favorite 2018 Transformers Retro Optimus Prime Walmart exclusive, with the BTS-03 Matrix of Leadership upgrades, steps aside for the shiny new articulated C-01 Convoy from Takara TOMY.

However, the show is not over as Hasbro is rumored to be rolling out a new Walmart exclusive Retro Optimus Prime with Trailer. Judging from other 1986 Retro reissues, it will probably be a cartoon recolor that is different from the Missing Link, but may use the new molds.

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TECHTRON 2024-03-12 @ 11:02 pm

I agree with you about the prices... * reaches for wallet * But... I think I'm going to buy this anyway.

Covert_Agent_Rodimal 2023-08-13 @ 7:27 pm

Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime please!!

Joe Velez 2023-08-05 @ 3:06 am

No thanks. Especially for those prices. If they were half the price and this was about 22 years ago then maybe. 

And I don't understand the love this is seemingly getting. A very vocal and rather large part of the fanbase scoffed at this idea bout 17 years ago. They hated the thought of "G1 with articulation". Now it's here and people love it? I bet it's the same people who claim they love the G1 reissues and then never buy them. 

This is a waste. It's targeting a niche of a niche of a niche. About a tenth or less of what they expect to sell will actually sell and the rest will go on steep clearance. They'll push out the first four or five figures they worked on and the rest will be cancelled. I'll be very surprised if this isn't how it goes. I'm one to be negative in hopes that the opposite will happen but I really think that this sucks and will ultimately bomb just like what happened to that one third party company that did every color of G1 Bumblebee, Cliffjumper, Hubcap and Bumper as "G1 with articulation". 

This time, effort and materials should be going to more Takara Generations Selects redecos and retools. And to do a Masterpiece Airazor already. Maybe some Premium Edition decos that weren't outdone by the store exclusives that also weren't sold for an extra premium price. I do admit though that PE Siege Ultra Magnus and PE Siege Starscream look real good in hand. I think more highly of them though as I paid like half price for each. If I paid full price like I was going to do for UM then I would've been salty. That grey on Ultra Magnus' cab was worth the price as just using him as another character entirely.

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