The Armada Prime is VERY intriguing. Weird that it showed up here and not later in the Generations line, but I guess maybe Armada was big in Japan..? Either way, that’s a nice mold, and the presence of a crotch-split hints at a possible super mode.
The Armada Prime looks good, I hope we get the Final Battle colour scheme as well.
I'd be quite happy with Supercon Prime as Star Convoys cab bot if it preserved SC long nose alt mode but sadly dont see it. Looks like a standard G1 Prime. Shame, but as I still dont have POTP Prime something I still will likely pick up.
Im just not a fan of big Armada Prime so would care less about a full Armada Prime from POTP Rodimus.
If Star Convoy, Super Megs, and Armada Optimus are all part of a budgeted line (as opposed to each individual toy having it's own budget), then I'd far rather Armada get the new mold, and Megatron get the more extensive retooling.
Oh I agree, I'd rather the Armada Prime got the love and attention (and of course released in normal and Final Battle colours).
Given Takara's recent track record, I've been thinking.
They remolded TR Powermaster Optimus to be more G1 accurate. They remolded TR Black Shadow (plus others) into Dai Atlas and Big Powered. They're remolding PotP Optimus into Star Convoy. They may, or may not be remolding PotP Rodimus into Armada Prime.
With this, I honestly wouldn't be surprised if Takara remolded Siege Voyager Optimus to get rid of all the weird gribles, and make him more G1 accurate. -New front fender pieces -New shoulder/stack pieces -New backpack/roof piece (that looks more like an earth truck) -New grill/headlight piece (that looks more like an earth truck) -New ion rifle
The amount of work to do this is insignificant compared to the work done to most of the others. In fact, if they did this, I wouldn't be surprised if they went further than this, and gave him a new trailer and roller.
Hasbro will just ignore the fact that it's a separate alternate universe character, and make it yet another G1 Optimus, much like IDW was doing with just about every character that existed in multiple realities with multiple designs (such as G1 Starscream getting his Aligned and Armada bodies)
Honestly, I think the only Optimus they acknowledge as a separate distinct character is Optimus Primal.
I was thinking about those blurb bits that came in the original press releases. I didn't realise they hadn't made it as far as the back of the box (I've binned all mine so I couldn't check). Each toy had an intro bit in the PRs that came out at the toy shows.
About the Armada Optimus Prime new mold: No decision as to whether to put him in Masterpiece, Generations, or another line. It hasn’t been canceled but nothing has been decided what to do with him as they wanted to show the prototype to gauge interest.