Second Edition First Edition Optimus Prime - Fewer Paint Apps

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  1. Matt Booker

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    I got my FE voyagers from BBTS yesterday. They're great, but while Bulkhead seems to be a straight up re-release, Optimus isn't exactly the same.

    From what I can tell in online pictures, the bot mode paint is still the same. The colors were a bit darker than I was expecting, but that could just be variance in computer displays.

    The alt mode, however...

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    Can you spot the difference? :lol 

    I'm pretty sure this isn't just a missing paint app on mine, as it's the same on both sides. It could be an error, but it seems like a big thing for the factory to miss. I haven't seen anybody else complain about this, but they just started shipping from BBTS. Either way, I wanted to warn people about this.

    It's not something that bothers me much, as it's invisible in bot mode. However, that's exactly why that might bother people. The packaging looks to be exactly the same, so if you want a Hasbro First Edition First Edition, you should buy from a trusted source.

    Apologies if this is not news, but I thought it might be better to warn people.

    UPDATE
    I got a reply back from BBTS today and all of their SE FE Optimus Primes are like this.
    ~Matt Booker
     

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    *facepalms*

    Well, at least I got the first First Edition. This really blows for everyone who didn't though.
     
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    Thanks for the warning. I would hope that's just a case of bad quality control and email BBTS about it.
     
  4. Matt Booker

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    I'm already going to email this later today because of Bulkhead. :lol  I'll inquire about it.

    ~Matt Booker
     
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    I'm starting to think the same thing. The missing paint apps were all supposed to go on one part. It could've been accidentally skipped over on the line.
     
  6. soundwaverulls

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    Ugh, I wanted to get one of those. Even if it is just an error, a mistake that big does not give me faith in the quality control for these. Oh well, I guess it isn't too bad. I'll probably still get one. It's still the best Voyager Optimus I can get for cheap.
     
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    pffft super rare veriant = Ebay maoneyz
     
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    ...Son of a bitch.
     
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    Wow, that's ridiculous.
     
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    If bulkhead is the same as he was, one would think it's just a manufacturing error. (In the case of optimus)

    I'll have to check when my order arrives on Monday.
     
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    Meh. Said this elsewhere, but if/when I get the First Edition, he'll be displayed in bot mode. The mainline Powerizer has the better alt mode anyway.
     
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    What a pointless paint app variant.
     
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    So, when you say 2nd Edition 1st Edition are we talking about a 2nd run of the original release (from this time last year) or the ones that are due to show up in TRU soon? Which, for all know could be the same thing... or not at all. Eh, I guess I'm asking because I really don't know the specifics (obviously :lol )... but was certainly going to get one when they show up in my local TRU.
     
  15. Matt Booker

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    There was a second run of FEs last year? :lol 

    This is the BBTS and TRU shared exclusive reissue. Just got it from BBTS yesterday.

    ~Matt Booker
     
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    lol, he can call it a 'prototype'.
     
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    If this is on mine, I'm going to be very sad.
    Knew a second chance at FE Prime was too good to be true lol.
     
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    What a piece of shit alt mode. Everyone when you receive yours get a permanent marker and write second edition on the package.
     
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    Yeah, it does suck, butI don't think it's going to change my decision to get them! :) 
     
  20. Matt Booker

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    Yep. It's invisible in bot mode, so I don't care that much. And I agree with Kusinagi, that the PRID has a better looking alt mode anyway.

    ~Matt Booker
     

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