Buster Optimus Prime?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Brenttoo, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. Brenttoo

    Brenttoo Well-Known Member

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    From the pics I've seen, I definitely like it, but has anyone heard when or if they'll be released in the US?

    Just fyi, its the new version of the ROTF Leader Optimus Prime with the open face plate and the gas tanks that form his gun.
     
  2. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    I think they will release it here, but I'm not buying it because I already have the first Leader Class Prime. I'm pissed they'd do that, but there are people out there that'll buy it even though they have the first Prime.
     
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    They might release the mold here but it will not look as nice as the Takara version knowing Hasbro's track record with paint apps or lack thereof.
     
  4. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    Idk guys, last go around, the premium primes only difference between the japanese and us versions was the chrome takara used... Which I still don't understand why hasbro refuses to put on their versions of the figures... They use em on the gi joe figures still..
     
  5. Valkysas

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    no reason to assume that. its not like takara's current ROTF figures have more paint. and hell, buster prime may have been budgeted from the start, and thats why the first version has so few paint applications.
    probably has a lot to do with premium prime's FEET getting chromed, that are covered in bumps and raised detail, that the chrome scratches off from easily.
     
  6. Brutimus Prime

    Brutimus Prime Icepick Enthusiast

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    Anyone got pics?
     
  7. Valkysas

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    news forum.
     
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    I think we'll see it eventually, but it most likely won't have the same paintjob. It'll most likely, imo, have a themed paint scheme, kinda like Nightwatch Prime had a theme to it. Though Hasbro could go another route with it, and make it a battle damaged Optimus Prime. We'll just have to wait and see.
     
  10. Haloid1177

    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good TFW2005 Supporter

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    I have the first release, but I'd pick this up so I can make this one my default Prime, and have the other one to stay in Power-Up mode.
     
  11. dkrolickm

    dkrolickm Beast Wars Predacon

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    I'm so glad I didn't get ROTF Prime :)  (I love my TF1 Leader, 2 Voyagers and Robot Replica too much anyways ^_^)
     
  12. SydneyY

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    Yeah I preordered one from amazon jp, and the listing says "Japan Original", so I think even if Hasbro releases the mould, it will be different from TakTom's.

    BTW wasn't he initially reported that he'd come with Jetfire bits so that you can have flying Prime without getting Jetfire figure? The above mentioned listing says the mufflers become ion cannon. Was I dreaming? I'll be getting him anyway, though.
     
  13. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    ^THIS. 100% in agreement. While my PUP will be on full display (never to be TFed back to their respective alt modes) Buster Prime will be my stand aolne Prime on display.
     
  14. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    Iiiiiiiiiiidk about the independant jf parts, but the gas tanks forming the gun is true. However if what you say is true and he does come with jf parts, I'm deffinately ordering it.
     
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    Estimated release date?
     
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    Those were assumptions people made based on the price and the minimal description where it mentions a combination feature. People thought it included movie-accurate Jetfire parts or was even a set of Voyagers, Prime and Jetfire, designed to combine. It was neither, and the combination feature was referring to the mold's ability to combine with Leader Jetfire.

    The news article's image shows it as November.
     
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    im not buying it.. sure it looks good, and i'd like to have it, but i dont wanna spend on another leader prime
     
  18. Dran0n

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    I'm still sticking to the regular Leader Prime.
     
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    I knew Premiums were coming, so I'm glad I haven't opened my Prime yet. If the pic is accurate to the final fig, I would easily pay $20 more for this figure. It's a beauty.
     
  20. Dinobot Nuva

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    Imma wait and see on the US version if it hits (and I think it more likely than not will). I prefer swords/faceplate to gun/mouth anyway.
     

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