Has anyone else noticed the Takara Premium Prime is different from Hasbro?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by DELTAsnake, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. DELTAsnake

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    I was looking at the pictures on fantofan.jp of Takara's new toys and noticed that the Premium Optimus Prime displayed there has chrome on the grill, oil tanks, gas tanks and stacks.

    But the Hasbro version we have pictures of has the same grey plastic that the first version has.

    EDIT: And if anyone knows an online store that ships world wide and stocks Takara Transformers could you please let me know, I'd like to get this version of Prime.

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    Yeah..it actually looks deserving of the premium title.....
     
  3. TJOmega

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    We've barely seen any pictures of either Premium Optimus, and the Hasbro version's pictures were stock photos that rarely show metallic colors well. For all we know right now they're identical
     
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    Screw Premium Prime, I wanna see pics of the big Bumblebee statue on the right!
     
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    On the Takara you can clearly see chrome apps, on the Hasbro version theres clearly no chrome.

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    Looks like a stock photo of the regular one to me. Plus, those photos aren't always accurate. We'll know what the hasbro premium prime looks like when he's on the shelf.
     
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    Screw that I just want Omega!
     
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    There have been differences on other figures - for example, the TakaraTomy version of Dropkick has extra blue paint apps on the forearms

    so wouldn't be a deviation for this Prime to have more stuff either. Of course, I'm usually biased towards Takara
     
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    In both cases the pictures are small and low-resolution. I want to see more and better photos before I make any judgments.
     
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    It looks like Prime and Grimlock got some chrome action. I'm planning on grabbing them and Megs.

    ~X
     
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    For me, it's Classic Starscream, Grimlock, Prime and Megatron.

    And Omega of course. I just completed Monstructor and he needs someone to pwn.
     
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    Anyone else see the colored Trans-Scanning Prime on the poster?
     
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    have we seen pics of classic screamer is he more g1 accurrate than ours?
     
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    ^Yes. But IMO it makes the jet mode look a lot more bland.
    DN
     
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    Well I found out that the Prime with chrome is the MA-21 Optimus Prime Battle Mode. He has a new the sword and new head. A3U has him and the MA-22 Bumblebee Battle Mode listed.
     
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    Can we confirm that the Hasbro version will be without chrome?
     
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    Does Battle Mode Bumblebee have the battle mask head?
     
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    Yes


    That thing is fucking awesome w/ colors
     
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    Only way to do that would be to get a boxed sample of the Hasbro one. I doubt Hasbro will do the chrome, but they might use a metallic finish as opposed to a flat finish.
     

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