Movie accurate Leader Class ROTF Optimus Prime using FWI-3

FWI-3 or FWI-03 , Fans Wants It number 3 is the unofficial add on of Jetfire parts to create the accurate renditon of Jet Power Up Optimus Prime in the last battle scene of the movie Revenge of the Fallen.

FWI-3 Jetpower after attaching to Optimus prime

FWI-3 Jetpower after attaching to Optimus prime

To the date of this post, the FWI-3 makes the Leader Class Optimus Prime true to its movie rendition without need much work or customizing the original Leader Class Optimus Prime of ROTF.

The FWI-3 comes in a big package. The box art is not impressive at all.

FWI-3 bos art front

FWI-3 bos art front

FWI-3 box art at the back

FWI-3 box art at the back

 

FWI-3 box compared to Grimlock

FWI-3 box compared to Grimlock

Out of the box, the FWI-3 comes with the Jet Power add on and color instructions.

FWI-3 unboxed

FWI-3 unboxed

FWI-3 plastic package secured with 4 staples

FWI-3 plastic package secured with 4 staples

 

FWI-3 unboxed, plastic cover removed

FWI-3 unboxed, plastic cover removed

ROTF Leader Class Optimus Prime compared to FWI-3 power up armor.

ROTF Leader Class Optimus Prime compared to FWI-3 power up armor.

FWI-3 Jet Power unit without main cannon

FWI-3 Jet Power unit without main cannon

 

FWI-3 main body details at the bottom

FWI-3 main body details at the bottom

The main body does not has small fragile parts attached to it, the fragile parts is placed in plastics sheet of the instructions.

FWI-3 instructions with parts

FWI-3 instructions with parts

In order to use the FWI-3 add on, you will need to first own either Hasbro or Takara version of the ROTF Leader Class Prime.

FWI-3 does not include Leader Class Optimus Prime

FWI-3 does not include Leader Class Optimus Prime

The quality of the instructions sheet of FWI-3 is impressive, and in my humble opinion it is better than most 3rd party add on that I have to date.

FWI-3 Instructions Manual

FWI-3 Instructions Manual

In the instructions, there are warnig in chinese and english about fragile part of FWI-3/

FWI-3 warning of fragile part

FWI-3 warning of fragile part

The fragile part is the piece connecting the shoulder pad or the cockpit/nosecone of what remains of the SR-71. Extreme care needed to protect your investment. I would loosen the screw abit, put some acrylic or plastic friendly lubricant. Holding the entire fragile piece before transforming the shoulder pads.

Weak part of FWI-3 at the shoulder pads

Weak part of FWI-3 at the shoulder pads

For the attaching of the parts, it is recommended in the instructions to first attach the feets. Remove the feet parts from the main body.

FWI-3 connector of leg parts and main body of armor

FWI-3 connector of leg parts and main body of armor

FWI-3 femle connector of leg parts and main body of armor

FWI-3 femle connector of leg parts and main body of armor

In order to attach the feets, first detach the FWI-3 feet part from the main body. Followed by preparing Optimus Prime feets.

Preparing the feet of optimus prime before merging

Preparing the feet of optimus prime before merging

Preparing the feet of optimus prime before merging showing connecting pegs

Preparing the feet of optimus prime before merging showing connecting pegs

Then prepare the FWI-3 feet parts.

FWI-3 leg part ready to attach with Optimus prime

FWI-3 leg part ready to attach with Optimus prime

FWI-3 leg part contains pegs to attach with Optimus prime

FWI-3 leg part contains pegs to attach with Optimus prime

Line up the connectors pegs from the leg and leg parts and connect the pegs together.

FWI-3 leg part attached with Optimus prime

FWI-3 leg part attached with Optimus prime

 

FWI-3 attached legs compared with leader class original legs

FWI-3 attached legs compared with leader class original legs

 

FWI-3 completed attached to ROTF Leader Class Optimus Prime

FWI-3 completed attached to ROTF Leader Class Optimus Prime

Close up look of FWI-3 Power up optimus prime feets.

Close up look of FWI-3 Power up optimus prime feets.

Once the feets are done, proceed to prepare the Jet Power main part. The main part difficulty is to transform the shoulder pads proper.

Ready to transform shoulder pads

Ready to transform shoulder pads

Tilting the shoulder pad up carefully

Tilting the shoulder pad up carefully

 

Tilting the shoulder pad to the side carefully

Tilting the shoulder pad to the side carefully

Shoulder pad of one side is completed

Shoulder pad of one side is completed

TWI-3 shoulder pad transformation completed

TWI-3 shoulder pad transformation completed

Next, attach the main to the Jet Power main body.

FWI-3 main body attaching the main cannon overview

FWI-3 main body attaching the main cannon overview

FWI-3 main body attaching the main cannon pegs

FWI-3 main body attaching the main cannon pegs

 

FWI-3 main body attached with the main cannon

FWI-3 main body attached with the main cannon

Then unplugged the harness from both sides of the jet engines.

FWI-3 body harness attached to jet engine

FWI-3 body harness attached to jet engine

FWI-3 body harness unattached

FWI-3 body harness unattached

 

Followed by transforming back of ROTF Optimus Prime.

Arranging parts in Optimus Prime main body before attaching FWI-3 main body

Arranging parts in Optimus Prime main body before attaching FWI-3 main body

 

Lastly, latch the main Jet Power part at the back of Optimus Prime from the top. It is best refer to the instructions and determine how to line the harness at the side.

FWI-3 Jetpower back details after attaching to Optimus prime

FWI-3 Jetpower back details after attaching to Optimus prime

FWI-3 attached to Optimus Prime close up at the upper chest

FWI-3 attached to Optimus Prime close up at the upper chest

The last part of the completion is to attach 2 mini cannons.

FWI-3 mini cannons

FWI-3 mini cannons

The mini cannons can be attached 2 ways. Either on the shoulders, or on Optimus Prime wrists.

FWI-3 mini cannons attached to shoulders

FWI-3 mini cannons attached to shoulders

FWI-3 mini cannons attached to the arms

FWI-3 mini cannons attached to the arms

As a conclusion, the FWI-3 is recommended to fans of ROTF Optimus Prime who wants the most accurate rendition of the movie without paying premium for customs. The downside is the part shoulder felt fragile. Becareful of top heaviness and ball joints weaken at the ankle would make the figure hard to balance.

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