4/11/2008

Transformers: Robots in Disguise Optimus Prime

I've always liked Optimus Prime figures, but I have always focused on the ones that are Optimus Prime-ish. You know, blue legs, red upper body, windows on the chest. All the identifying features that we've come to associate with name Optimus Prime.

For that reason (and the fact that the domestic version of the cartoon sucked), I skipped over RID Prime when it first came out. It wasn't until a couple of years ago that I really took notice of the figure and realized how cool it was. But a complete RID Optimus Prime was going for way more than I wanted to pay. However, when I came across this one, the price was too good for me to pass it up.

RID Prime 1

The seller said that it was only missing its gun and the four missles that go in the missile rack on the ladder, and that wasn't enough to dissuade me from buying it. However, once I got it and opened it up there was a bigger problem. The vacuum-metalized paint on the chest was worn and the white plastic looks a little yellowed. Also, you may not be able to see it, but there are some small parts missing from the red base of the ladder as well.

RID Prime 2

The yellowing is easily fixed, I think. I'm probably going to paint over it and give it a nice clear coat. Don't know how I'm going to fix the chest, though. But let's be real, this mode isn't why I got this figure in the first place.

This one is...

RID Prime 3

So pretty.

RID Prime 4

Yes, I know it's an older figure, and I know the Super Mode is basically a part-former, but I don't care. This has turned out to be one of my favorite figures in my collection. Also, if anyone has a junker RID Optimus Prime, or some of the parts I've mentioned that I'm missing and are interested in selling them, please drop me a line.

P.S. Dear EKM: GOTCHA!!

6 comments:

Assholier Than Thou said...

you do know about omega prime, right?

http://transformers.wikia.com/wiki/Omega_Prime

Pete said...

Yes, now you need to get Ultra Magnus and form Overcompensa--I mean Omega Prime!

Heavyarms said...

Yeah, I've already had a buddy at over at TFans offer me one at a price I can't believe I've up to this point refused. I'll probably be buying that one next month.

Evil King Macrocranios said...

You're killing me. But yeah, I have a junker Sam's club Prime cab that has a really nice chest and not much else. You can have it for the cost of shipping. Just paypal me five bucks to this address if you want it.

fairplaythings said...

You know, the worn chest has a really battle-ready look to it. I'd leave it as is. It just looks cool.

Heavyarms said...

I was thinking that, too. Not sure.