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U.S. Name: TF PRIME BLASTER   Jap. Name: Same

Cartoon First Appearance (Optimus Prime hand gun): TF: Prime, Season 1, Episode "Darkness Rising Part 2"

Cartoon First Appearance (Ultra Magnus hand gun): TF: Prime Beast Hunter, Season 3, Episode "Prey"

Toy Catalog Number: DWU10017

 

A quick comment:    

Once I saw the internet picture of BH Ultra Magnus with the 3rd party hand blasters, I knew I had to obtain one.  With a little bit of internet searched, I learned who made it, sold in 2 versions, the black one that I saw and then to my surprising a show accurate silver version which was even better.  I got mine from BBTS on Jul. X, Mmxiii and cost me $XIX.XLIX.

 

R-0 Dr. Wu Prime Blaster DWU10017 motto and tech specifications:  

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NOTE-1: This review page is meant to give you some ideas about the figure should you decide to obtain one, or even just for nostalgic or sentimental purposes.  They're just my opinion and I hold no responsibility for your action.  If you have questions about this review or if there's a section or image that owned by you and I didn't give you credit, please click email from the Main Page.  I'll make the correction once I receive your info.  Have fun.

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[V3, THN 150xHeight, FMT 8x16]

R-1 Dr. Wu Prime Blaster DWU10017 in its Original condition:

magnusprimebhdrwublasterorg1.jpg (104813 bytes)R-1A: Dr. Wu Prime Blaster accessory does not come with any box or card with fancy art format.  Instead, each blaster was put inside a small ziploc bag and then into a larger bag.  The large bag opening is partially folded down so that a large sticker label can be placed on top to seal it off.  A 2nd smaller label showed the warning signing not suitable for smaller children.

magnusprimebhdrwublasterorg2.jpg (104707 bytes)R-1B: 1 - Once the outer bag is opened up, you're retrieved the 2 small ziploc bags

2 - These are all the contents that were included in the box/ package/ card:  "2" silver TF: Prime blasters

 

R-2 Pre-Applied Decals/ Stickers: 

Dr. Wu blaster does not come with any Pre-applied sticker/ decals adhered to the toy itself like the G1 line.  Instead, the entire accessory contains colored mold and some paint applications.

 

R-3 Dr. Wu Prime Blaster DWU10017:

magnusprimebhdrwublastergun1b.jpg (280599 bytes)Since neither TF: Prime Optimus nor Ultra Magnus figure comes with their cartoon accurate hand blasters, 3rd Party accessory made by Dr. Wu is the perfect answer should anyone decided to get one.  You can purchase Dr. Wu Prime Blaster from Bigbadtoystore (BBTS) or Ebay.  As of July 2013, BBTS only has 7 left for the silver version and 29 left for the black version.  Product DWU10017 is packaged with 2 blasters to be used one for each hand.  Each blaster is painted with a silver paint and a little bit of cyan blue paint on either side of the gun rectangles detailing and also  inside the two blaster opening barrel.  Its dimension is roughly 3 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 10/16  (LxWxD in inch) and a 5mm gun post so it should fit to most voyager hand figures.  The blaster itself is highly detail with lines, grooves, molds, and look pretty much accurate to the cartoon.  It does not contain any LED or special electronic feature for those that are curious.  In  term of material, I'm not sure what it is, could be a very lighted plastic.  It feels very light and you can also see the yellow colored mold at a small section of the underside of the blasters.  In that sense, it may feel and look a little bit unimpressive but on overall it's amazing accessory.

 

R-4 Dr. Wu Prime Blaster DWU10017 w/ Beast Hunter Voyager Ultra Magnus:

magnusprimebhdrwublastergun3.jpg (310232 bytes)magnusprimebhdrwublastergun2.jpg (318817 bytes)So how does Dr. Wu blasters look on TF: Prime figures in both scale and appearance aesthetic?  The images on the left provided that demonstrations with TF: Prime BH Voyager Ultra Magnus figure holding Dr. Wu blasters.  I have also included the animation pictures as well for more comparisons.  Of course this blaster is also compatible with PRID Optimus Prime too, not so sure about the First Edition since it's a different mold.  BH Ultra Magnus can hold Dr. Wu blasters by the hand or mounted into the Arm Microns port locates at the side of his lower arm, 2nd thumbnail.  Due to the nature of the TF: Prime animation style where the gun handle tend to hide the Transformer hand and Dr. Wu is following that accordingly, not all figures with 5mm capable holder, can be used with Dr. Wu blasters.  The reason is that the side flap of gun which hide the hand causes conflict with any figure that has large hand e.g. not compatible with PRID Ultra Magnus.

 

R-5 Dr. Wu Prime Blaster DWU10017: - Supplementary Info:

Manufacturer - Dr. Wu - 3rd Party/ Unofficial TF

Line, Series/ Wave: DWU10017

Year Released: [2013]  

Made: [China?]  

Box, Card, Bag Dimension (LxWxD in Inch): 8 1/2 x 5 - Plastic bag

Packaging Method: Mint In Taped Bag.  Contents were packed with the following procedure:

Inside a sticker taped bag: "2" small Ziploc bags each contained a silver blaster gun.

Box, Card, Bag Special Note: Front Bag Appearance: No art work, only 2 sticker labeling.  One sticker is a warning sign keep away from small children and the other contains barcode and description of the blaster.  Back Bag Appearance: None

Accessory Dimension (in Inch):  Front of Accessory   10/16  Side of Accessory: 3 1/4  Height of Accessory 1 1/4

Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print: Does not have one

Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print Location: N/A 

Material Durability: [A] - Pretty durable

Materials: Die Cast Metal:  None  Chrome Part: None  Rubber: None  Plastic: Main material  Clear Plastic Window: None

Stability: [A] - Pretty stable

Negative Drawback - None

Acessory Cartoon looks alike: [A]    

Knock Off (KO) Availability for this Figure/ Mold/ Accessory: [No] - As of Aug. 2013, there is no Knock Off made just yet for this particular item.

Special Notes: Here are "2" special notes which I think you should know:

1 - Make sure your package contains 2 silver blasters and not one.

2 - Go easily when inserting the blaster handle into BH Ultra Magnus, you don't want to scratch the silver paint.

Overall Grade: [A+] - Since the official BH Ultra Magnus figure does not come with any blaster or gun, I totally recommended the Dr. Wu silver blasters.  Not only does it looks awesome but it's also cartoon accurate.  In addition, if you the PRID Optimus Prime, then that's even better since the Dr.Wu blasters were originally designed for him.  Two birds with one stone.

 

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