Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by djmajin, Jan 12, 2018.
new version up for preorder at BBTS
Transformers Ultimetal UN-01B Optimus Prime (Battle Damaged)
Ordered. Can't get enough of the UM line, even if it's just a repaint with (very cool) newly molded pieces.
Super conflicted on this one. Think I'll pass. Starting to get annoyed with the lack of Megatron.
Welcome Back Kotter.
For me to be able to afford this, i would need to sell a lot of my collection.... my whole collection.
I'm happy with Toys Alliance,Flame Toys and 3A stuff for non-transforming stuff
The original UM Prime is the best G1 OP ever made in collectible form, bar none, ever, regardless of it being able to transform or not. If this helps Fewture fund their Megatron, I'll help.
Seems like a niche-amongst-niche thing but it's certainly cool. I wish I could afford the regular one but man, that price.
That's what I'm planning on doing. No regrets.
BTW, does anyone have a pic of the first Ultimetal Prime next to the Toys Alliance MAS01 Prime?
Actually! Selling everything for one big figure?
I took that as an exaggeration but a large chunk of it will be on the chopping block. It's something I had been thinking of doing for a long time anyway.
Nice! Have you decided what figure yiu'll get as your grail?
If I go through with it, this one may be the centerpiece of my Optimus Prime collection. I already have the Toys Alliance MAS01 Prime and the Three A Evasion Mode Prime as my two current "big" figures with Three A's TLK Prime paid for. I think having a smaller collection focused on a few large figures looks more interesting than having a bunch of cluttered shelves of assorted smaller figures.
Head is too big and eyes are sd formed. Price is crazy. Looks good enough and it should be possible to make one look like that and be able to tf withuot costing 1000 bucks.
I can't decide between this one and the original release.
I have been having the same thoughts. Every time my shelf gets too many figures I no longer enjoy looking at it. I have been in the process of downsizing my collection. I’m finding I much prefer a few figures I really like rather than too many on the shelf causing everything to seem lost in the clutter.
Exactly. On a cluttered shelf nothing really stands out. I'm gonna do the same with my Marvel Legends/DC figures and replace them eventually with a few Hot Toys figures.
I should mention that I paid my preorder with TCP. My two detolfs will have this guy, ThreeA Evasion Mode Prime, ThreeA TLK Prime and MAS-01 Optimus Prime in them (have to remove half of the shelves to make them fit). I'm assuming this guy is the heaviest of the four, so he'll have to go on the bottom shelf of one of them.
I still cant believe i got a used original one on ebay for 500 bucks... I saw it and had to bite, no regrets as hes the one figure out of my entire collection id save in a fire
Thats quite a score! I need to ask, how heavy is the figure?
What are you guys thoughts on the battle damaged version vs the regular version? Pros or cons for either figure? Anyone have a preference? I know this version isn't out yet, but based on the pictures they released.
Love to hear your thoughts.
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