Issue with the movie Optimus Prime toys

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by Emachines799, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. Emachines799

    Emachines799 Banned

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    Ive been away from the boards for a while, but recently I havent noticed any posts about this. All the movie toys of optimus prime have the older version of chest, not the Empire magazine one. I thought that to be a bit odd.
     
  2. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    There probably wasn't time (or money) enough to change the toys by the time any final changes were made to the movie models. Hasbro has budgets and deadlines to worry about.
     
  3. Josh

    Josh Comic Color-guy

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    how is the empire magazine chest different?
     
  4. Emachines799

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    The chest on the empire magazine has part of the nose of the truck for his chest while th older version didn't. I thought it might be how his arms transformed, his lower arms fold up and become the top part of the nose of the truck on th FAB version. Gussing it probably will be the same for the rest of the toys.
     
  5. OmegaVPrime

    OmegaVPrime Uhm, yea? So what?

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    I noticed as well the hood of the truck is extrruded in etween the ribs. I thought it made him more like he transformed from a truck :D 
     
  6. Iceberg

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    could be because the movie characters will transform in a really complex manner, which would be near imposible to recreate in the toy. the road they probably took was to make them look as simliar as possible, within the limits of reason, because who wants a transformer you have to use needle-nose pliers and takes 15 minutes to transform
     
  7. Optimatron

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    I really hope that Optimus Prime is just like the design on the Empire magazine. His chest area looks better in that version than any other version. In My Opinion
     
  8. Simian

    Simian Biscuits and Gravy....???

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    I am almost 100% that the Empire Magazine Prime is not fully transformed in that pose...The truck parts you see actually rotate and slide back...forming the upper rib lookiing things...
     
  9. Poho

    Poho That's MISTER Poho to you

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    i find that toys are often inaccurate in their depiction of the characters they are supposed to be representing. i found this especially with Beast Wars, lol.
     
  10. kjeevahh

    kjeevahh n/a

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    yes i totally agree, prime is in the middle of standing up / transforming in the empire pic, he is only 90% transformed
     
  11. Emachines799

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    That really stinks, I thought the empire prime was sweet, it gives him more of a prime kinda feel
     
  12. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    maybe that's why they used that picture?
     
  13. QuantumShock

    QuantumShock Stay for brunch ?

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    *waiting for the 'zomg we got t3h deceived' post*
     

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