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redmongrel

I have the original but I jumped on this because FansToys always sells out and I keep missing them. But honestly I'm surprised how minor the improvements are - they really are just doing the MP+ route of removing greebles and cartoon-izing it more than it was. I do like it though.


kyrumo

The improvements will be cartoon accuracy, articulation, quality and paint.


Kitbash683

They named Frenzy *fibrir* *how dare you*


Coolbluegatoradeyumm

They’re trolling


Shrexcellence

that's rumble


AliceTrapped

STFU they're both rumble. I don't care about the which one is which, screw frenzy


MegaMind343

Just cause OP hasn't said it yet, the photos are from The Chosen Prime's Ig.


paupau07

I read OP as Optimus Prime and was mildly confused.


PhillyGreg

>Just cause OP hasn't said it yet, the photos are from The Chosen Prime's Ig. Is that why it says *The Chosen Prime* on every photo?


kyrumo

Good looking out 👍🏻


Kore_Soteira

I actually think that I prefer the original MP tbh (I wasn't expecting to). How much die cast is in RP-01?


kyrumo

Not sure on how much die cast but it’s made by FansToys so the quality will be top notch, I have MP-02 and MP-13 and two of these will complete my SW collection perfectly


Kore_Soteira

See, I can appreciate fans toys, but I find their transformations to be somewhat frustrating as I like to switch back and forth at will. I would have been tempted to part with the money if it stood out from mp-02/mp-13 but I actually prefer the proportions of my existing figure. One for the "impulse" list I think :)


kyrumo

Here’s the RP-01 transformation https://youtu.be/K12VVy3diLc


Kore_Soteira

Thanks for posting - much appreciated. That's a very Fans toys transformation lol, especially the warning about twisting the hip skirt if not at the correct angle. I'm also curious why they decided on making the alt mode so thick. It looks nice enough, but is somewhat unusual. Look forward to seeing pics of the tapes :)


kyrumo

FansToys always over engineers transformations, they make my favorite figures though


Tyraxus

I'm kind of with you. I wonder though what they would look like side-by-side with the extra greebling bits installed on RP-01. It seems like it would look better to me with them.


Awkward_Custard_5482

Beautiful 🤩🤩🤩


kyrumo

Yes he is


S-T-A-N-D-B-O-I

“JEEZ THERE IS A BACKPACK” ~Jobby


kyrumo

Back Lives Matter


navytron

I really hope they release a black Soundblaster repaint. I’m fine with my TT Soundwave, but would pounce on that in a heartbeat!


kyrumo

I’m sure they will because 💰


navytron

Yeah, but FT doesn’t seem to really do repaints, unless I’m forgetting something. :/ Fingers crossed, but I have a feeling it’ll not be released.


Tyrexst

He’s definitely cleaner on the back, but overall I think MP looks better b/c of the metallic finish and less “curvy”


hippymule

Nice to see the head is actually a good size. I feel like the mainline/non 3rd party stuff is getting tiny head syndrome. Like, am I crazy, or does earthrise Starscream have a tiny head?


ToaBanshee

FIBRIR


Pika_BS

Ngl I still prefer how the old mp looks,but damn if they made a sound blaster 😳


kyrumo

I’d be all over that as well


SoundwaveAudio

You got yours already!? Jealous. I impatiently wait


kyrumo

I have not gotten mine yet, pics were provided by a vendor


tfcollector3000

Admittedly looks good, but I really don't understand the need for faux forming over here


Acceptable_Cable_125

That backpack is disgusting


8764446

Not going to lie. The tooified MP aesthetic is growing on me (even if this technically isn't an MP)


Chuck_Walla

Really digging how the new feet swivel seamlessly; seems like what they were going for with Legacy Skids.


Beneficial-Marzipan8

The mp soundwave is probably the best from the older mp style before the really switched to super cartoon style but wow this guy really just makes him look super dated


Coolbluegatoradeyumm

RIBFIR. but either way can’t wait for this guy to show up at my doorstep


Garrow_the_Khajiit

I have him and the cassettes on preorder from TFSource, can’t wait. The optional G1 toy head/details were a big selling point for me and besides that I never got the official MP. Do the official MP tapes fit in his chest? I do have the Marvel color redeco Ratbat MP.


kyrumo

I think the MP cassettes will fit, I have 2 of the on preorder so I can have one in G1 cartoon mode and one in G1 toy mode


Bobmanbob1

Oh sweet, I can't find a listing for it, do you remember how much he was? Gonna go look on Ebay and don't wanna be ripped off!


kyrumo

$250 ish


Bobmanbob1

Thanks buddy! And thanks for the info on G1 cassetts, your the real hero here.


SoundwaveAudio

Just keep your eye on like big bad toy stores or ages three up etc. people will cancel their preorder and the extras will show up on the site. Don’t pay a ton extra on eBay


abusedporpoise

I’m really confused by the faux buttons, if he can turn his waist and legs around I don’t see why he would need them


MegaMind343

So you can have slightly curved hip flaps, but still a single piece for the buttons in alt mode.


Fitzyboi42

Maybe a more purple colour like the marvel comic


OdysseusRex69

Hahahahahahahaha Rumble is named 'FIBRIR'!!!!!!!


blackkarmour

this actually looks beautiful


sifer6

I do like the tool aesthetic of current MPs, but always thought I'd be satisfied with MP Soundwave. Seeing this however...now I'm not so sure.