Black Mamba AOE/TLK Optimus Prime

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Cheem The Rup, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. alex1984

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    The Studio series figures are quite undersized and overpriced for what they are, and I don't think casual collectors would care enough to get into those. The MB series feature premium repaints of popular molds, but also at a pretty high price. MB OP and MPM OP are almost the same price, and I do feel that there's quite a bit of overlap in the target audience for these lines. I can't help but feel they are competing with their own products.
     
  2. Digger

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    Yes they are. But some aren’t.
     
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    World Prime Za Warudo!

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    The movie best line was pointless to begin with and super lazy. Thank god studio series basically replaced them right away. I never mentioned or defended that toyline. I actually think the SS series is going to sell very well because a lot of people are nostalgic for the characters from previous movies and with only a few exceptions every one of them is the best mold of each respective character yet. 3P and MPM aren't even an option for most people.
    You can say that about any toyline. What's your point?
     
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    Digger ごはん は おかず

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    My point is I would like some mp grade movie figures since the ones from studio series aren’t the best.
     
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  5. Crim

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    Movie MP line - Hasbro/Takara
    MB Line - Takara
    SS line - Hasbro
    MB/SS - Same thing, different companies

    They are all not the same series from the same company nor are they meant for the same audience.
    Then don't buy the Studio Series and wait for the MP version.... I don't see how that's a hard thing to get. But, some characters are not gonna get an MP version, maybe a 3p will do them, probably not. Take what you can get. It's nice to want things.
     
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    Yes THANK YOU. I don’t know why some people just keep repeating “SS isn’t as good as MPS or MPMs” they’re totally different and meant for different things. Same with 3P stuff. I just think it’s great that hasbro is putting as much effort into the new movie toys as there should have been for years. For mainline figures they are great. Of COURSE they’re not gonna live up to MP or 3P levels, but they’re also way way cheaper and easier to produce and shit like UT Challenger not getting any news or updates for 4 months doesn’t happen.
     
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  7. Crim

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    For the most part, I think the movie stuff is way better done then Generations has. I'm still trying to pick up a few of the older HFTD line stuff, 3P movie figures have made it onto my want list, I plan on picking up some of the SS series figures but only a couple of POTP figures now and this is a person that hates the movies and the lazy/stupid TF designs. They're just better done then Generations has been; more interesting and some of the stupider design elements have been toned down due to size restraints.

    All in all, a deluxe Stinger is perfectly fine. A voyager reshell of Wideload into Onslaught would be fine (unless they want to completely redo the figure and blow off the dumb movie design, which I'm totally down for). Hell, I want a retooled Nitro into Lugnut, Thunderwing and whoever else would be great out of these molds.
     
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    Generations toys are hollow and chunky and uninspired, I agree.
     
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    Yeah I get it. That grimlock looks fantastic though.
     
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    I like it, I want it but I probably won't buy it. I hate the two tone color deco, it drowns out a ton of the detail in the sculpt. I would totally buy it in G1 colors though, damn nice!
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    Who’s custom?
     
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    No idea, some dude from facebook
     
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    Eh? I thought the SS line is also joint collaboration between both companies, hence the TT logo on the front of the packaging. :confused: 
     
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    We’re talking about everything but the figure that this thread is about.
     
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    That’s just how the world works.
     
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    A joint collab if you mean importing in the figures like POTP.
     
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    Any pre-orders up yet?
     
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    Also design & engineering for it too.
    Quote from TFwiki.net:

    This is most likely due to the line being an official collaboration between Hasbro and TakaraTomy, much like the Movie Masterpiece Series line.

    POTP doesn't have the TT logo on the packaging.
     
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    Just a comparison with that new official statue. The Black Mamba figure is really good in bot mode.

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    ^ the chunky arms still throw me off on the Black Mamba version but it’s something I could get used to once I have the figure in hand. I mean there’s been plenty of miss sized bits on official releases for the sake of transformation that hasn’t stopped me yet, so I don’t think it will here either, especially after painted pics release. The biggest thing now will be timing. With UT going dark for now on their Prime, BM could easily sneak up and release theirs first encouraging people like myself to buy it.
     
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