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ROTF Legends images, Animated Blackout's altmode

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Sabrblade at 2008-12-24 12:46 pm
New Images of ROTF Legends Optimus Prime and Jetfire have been shown at TF08. What's interesting about these images is that reveal/confirm some spoilerific feature that show thes 'connection' that the two characters will make between each other. You may view the toys here.

Also, s250's blog has yet again treated us with the concept art for another Animated character. This time it's Blackout's altmode: a giant ship. It is rumored that he will be the Decepticon equivalent to Animated Omega Supreme, we'll just have to wait and see. Check out his concept art here.

Agent X said,  - 2008-12-24 14:08:11
So Optimus does combind with Jetfire
TriPredRavage said,  - 2008-12-24 14:47:12
Cool. I kinda miss the Armada combination though. I thought Jet Optimus was so cool. Especially when Jet Optimus was combined with Overload as well. This makes for an interesting blend of homages: Jetfire starts as a 'con and joins the 'bots, like in G1; and he combines with Optimus like in Armada. Pretty cool.
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-12-24 15:21:20
The post-Beast Era Optimus combinations that I liked the best were Omega Prime and Optimus Prime Sonic Wing Mode. These were mostly because the guy that combined with Prime actually made him look like a different bot.

Jet Optimus was cool too, but I think it could've been better. Optimus put on a new pair of pants and puts a shield on his chest. Magna Jet Convoy (no English name) was a little better with Overload's cannons. Optimus Prime Flight Mode and Fight Mode bothe were interesting, but all they were were just Prime with new arms and legs. At least Flight Mode looked cooler with those wings of his. (Omega) Optimus Supreme was awesome... except that he was just Omega with Optimus for a head. He never even combine with the Prime Force like the toy could. Finally, Optimus Prime Savage Claw Mode was just another arm for him. It had a cool attack, but just giving him a new arm isn't all that creative.

Overall, I liked all of the Optimus combos, but Omega Prime and Sonic Wing Mode were my favs.

Also, anyone willing to bet that Blackout is Strika's ship?
Sidewinder said,  - 2008-12-24 18:27:26
Maybe I'm a bit of a purest, but I prefer the days when Optimus Prime was badass enough to stand on his own and didn't need to combine with anyone to get the job done. I like a character who can find ways of solving a problem without having someone else turn into a jet pack-cannon-chest plate thing.
Black Starscream said,  - 2008-12-24 22:45:28
Looks pretty interesting, but it also seems like the Cybertron version where he stands on the same legs and stuff. I noticed that pretty much every combination of prime and someone else excluding the powermaster and Optimus supreme were all varients of the supermode (powermaster was actually more like a super super mode :). After getting the costco version of Omega Prime, I was somewhat saddened by the fact that Ultra magnus does all this transforming and Prime just gets armored. The figure does pose well but it doesn't stand (its cool though because if you lower the chest armour and make the front portion of the truck it looks extremely prime right there.)
I've noticed that the animated line is somewhat movie inpired. Pre earth megatron in the animation practically looked like a simplified movie version with a fusion cannon and normal arms. For Blackout to be Strika's ship he has to be pretty big, so I dunno. He would end up as big as Omega Supreme, which would be pretty weird.
Speaking of Omega, do you guys think that if we get a figure of him, it would make sense to include an activator fig with him to indicate a size comparison? (like the metallic convoy with Megalo Convoy from galaxy force)
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-12-24 23:46:14
Um, hello, did you overlook this text: "It is rumored that he will be the Decepticon equivalent to Animated Omega Supreme." Why wouldn't he be that big?

As for the Powermaster version of Prime, the character of Apex Bomber hasn't appeared in any fiction whatsoever. The reason I say this is because the Japanese version of the toy, God Ginrai, has the guy, Godbomber, as nothing more than a mere drone with no mind that's simply powered by Ginrai. So he's not really his character on his own, but just another part of Ginrai that has some excruciatingly limited sentience. He has some, but no more than a Vehicon drone.
Mighty Maximal said,  - 2008-12-25 02:36:52
RE : Blackout's alt mode :

Well done to the Animated folks they made something of such supreme uglyness I can only stand back and applaude it's true hideousness.

Changing the subject....

It's a shame that Wing Saber does not link so well with Omega Supreme as he might - the links just don't work very well.

He could have at least been able to stick onto his back like a giant winged jetpack (in jet mode).

I think the combination of Optimus Prime / Wing Saber and his drones is a darn cool one though it makes Optimus huge and very imposing.
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-12-25 07:22:10
How so? How do his drones and Wing Saber connect to him at the same time? I never got the E. Wing Saber toy (but I wanted it so bad).
starscreamer said,  - 2008-12-25 13:03:12
i had it once but for some reason i can't find it . i do beleave that blackout is strikas ship.but i beleave that the rotf line will be better than the first movie line.
Jumpercliff said,  - 2008-12-30 20:35:50
So, Bay apparently heard about the Armada combination.
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