Premium Ironhide!!!

Discussion in 'Transformers Feedback & Reviews' started by MegaHavok, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. MegaHavok

    MegaHavok Well-Known Member

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    Well I had not been sold on the whole idea of the premium line until I saw this guy on the shelf. Oh my god!!! The premium edition makes the original ironhide look like a knock off. I know some people didnt like the changes, such as the frosting and the autobot symbol, but look at that paint.

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  2. ...Optimus...

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    :jawdropper: 

    WHOA.
     
  3. MegaHavok

    MegaHavok Well-Known Member

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    exactly and we all thought hasbro was photoshopping those pics
     
  4. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Eh, it certainly has MORE paint, I don't know that it's necessarily BETTER paint. Those eyes and headlights especially seem like eyesores. The gold and metallic blue/silver on the limbs DOES look nice though. The frosting, at least, looks more muted than the promo pics led us to believe, and does he HAVE the Autobot symbol on the hood? I haven't been able to make it out on any of the pics I've seen so far. I think the best possible combo would be a mix of the two versions. As it is, I don't have any plans to pick this one up.
     
  5. Heat Guy

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    It does look very good. Still on the fence though.
     
  6. MegaHavok

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    yeah he has the autobot symbol but because of the style of paint and the shine you can barely see it unless your looking strait down at the truck mode. The headlights dont bother me for some reason. As far as the eyes I'm tempted to get soem q tips and rub off a little of the paint, just enough to let the details through
     
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    Man, that looks sweet. Do we know yet if the Premiums are coming to Australia?
     
  8. Peaugh

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    Yeah, the eyes wouldn't bug me so much if they didn't look like giant bug eyes. A wash in that color would've looked nice, I think.

    And really, the more I look at it, the more it's just that bright, bright blue that bugs me. The rest of the package looks prety nice. I could end up being talked into buying it if I hadn't already jumped feet-first into Animated.
     
  9. Armada_MK

    Armada_MK Emissary of Primus

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    Those are some huge giant eyeballs there.
     
  10. hutchprime

    hutchprime Made of sterner stuff

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    Me likey
     
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    Wow, that's even better than I was expecting. Sold!
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  12. Shin Densetsu

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    I prefer the original's more subdued paint scheme. The eyes are too bright on the premium, too dull on the regular.
     
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    prefer the original's... dont like repaints that much..
     
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    Eh, I actually prefer the way the original looks in comparison. Pass for me.

    Only two figures from the premium series I want are Barricade (have to replace my current one, the paint flaked on his doors) and Leader Megs (don't own the mold, only character in the movie I don't own yet).
     
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    I picked one up today and i am impressed.
    his detail is nice compared to the original
     
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    Still does'nt look PREMIUM to me. They could have corrected its eyes using light piping and not painting it ala AllSpark blue. Looking at the comparison pics it seems to be that Hasbro is saving up on paint because no new paint color seems to be visible on the so-called Premium Ironhide. The smokestacks could have been chromed or longer and a rubber tire wont hurt. But hey, Hasbro is out to make more money. I wont be surprised if we see a PLATINUM Series after this PREMIUM series...
     
  17. e3nine

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    I'd take parts from both to make an Ultimate Ironhide.

    I like the original's windows and signals ... but everything else on the new.
     
  18. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I don't know about the Premium version, but the original Ironhide's eyes ARE light-piped. It's just a very dark blue, so it doesn't work too well unless you have a direct light source.

    No new paint colors, but there are more paint apps. The number of paint apps affects cost more than number of paint colors, I believe.
     
  19. ryan_bigdawg

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    I just put some reprolabels on my original and i'm passing. But, If I see it at a store I will grab it.
     
  20. Lumpy

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    i dig all the colors except for those eyes they kill it for me...i'll probably pass on this...but i dunno...the rest of him looks pretty cool, maybe a headswap would help alot...
     

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