Next up is a project I spent almost the entire weekend working on. I bought the new Leader Optimus Prime.
Just a refresher, here's Optimus from 2007/2008
Here's Otpimus 2009
Yah, it's a much improved Transformer but looks pretty bland huh? I can't stand Hasbro's lack of paint. So I decided to give it a shot. Never really customized a figure but if there was a time, this was it.
I bought some acrylic paint from Michael's and went to work. Here's what I ended up with.
It's not completely done but I like it much more now! Don't ask me to take pictures in truck mode. I haven't been able to successfully transform him yet.
Coheteboy, did you spray any sealant on the painted areas like I suggested? If you didn't, they're going to start peeling off soon and you'll have to paint once again.
I've been hearing from many veteran Transformers collectors about how incredibly difficult it is to transform the ROTF Leader class Optimus. I'm a bit curious now, though not curious enough to spend $45 on one. Not only am I boycotting the movie, I'm trying not to get any more ROTF toys aside from the Sideswipe and Sideways I already bought. That includes the Human Alliance Bumblebee that collectors are going crazy over.
Just picked up Darwin and Blaster 5" from the G-Force line. Though I think the movie looks cheezy, the concept takes me back to the Ninja Turtles day when bad-azz fighting animal toys were in vogue. Though the two looked cheap, they display pretty well, and are a lot of fun. I think I'm going to have to go back for Juarez, and maybe Hurley. Got them at Toys R Us.
Last edited by BuzzedLightyear; 07-10-2009 at 09:50 AM.
Also picked up Juarez and Hurley. Heard Toys R Us has been moving these fast so I'd pick them up fast if you're interested. Juarez has some great accessories and is probably the best figure fo the lot. hurley is pointless, but rounded out the collection.
I just got Wheelie from TFM ROTF last night at Target I got the second to last one of him. He wasn't that hard to transform. Only had one part that was hard and it was where his Autobot/Decepticon logo is at. That's because it becomes part of his hood and I couldn't figure how to put it in. I'm just going to show his robot mode.
Well I got him at Taget. I when to K-Mart first and they didn't even had him only ones they had where Ravage,Mudflap, can't think of his name right now but he is the cop car, and Ratchet and Prime that's it.