Who owns Premium AND non-Premium Movie Prime?

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  1. Delta Star

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    I need to know if there was a slight mold variation in the Premium version. Can someone compare them and tell me if the thighs are exactly the same mold?

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. DJ Soundwave

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    Yes there is ... the Premium Prime comes with the Big Blade instead of the small cannon .
     
  3. Delta Star

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    Thanks, but I was wondering about one spot in particular. The thighs. Are they different on the Premium version? Even a little?
     
  4. DJ Soundwave

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    As far as I know they are the same mold ...... but I'm not 100 % sure
     
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    The head mold is different!
     
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    I have both. And nightwatch as well if you need to know anything about him.

    There are reasons to keep the original, since the premium is actually missing some flame paint in the arms. But as far as I can tell there is'nt any retooling on the legs.
     
  7. Delta Star

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    Thanks, but are you looking at both right now? I need to know if they're *exactly* the same, because I have reason to believe there might have been *slight* retooling on the thighs. Perhaps to strengthen the joint there, they had to make it a little bigger?

    Anyone able to compare the two for this purpose?
     
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    i think the heads are a bit different.
     
  9. NotoriousBIC

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    Looking at the thighs of both right now and I don't see any difference whatsoever.
     
  10. Nevermore

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    The only mold differences between regular Leader Prime and Premium Prime are:

    - Spring-loaded blade accessory replacing the cannon
    - Entirely new head sculpt
    - Retooled roof flap with holes in the side for the new ehad sculpt's antennas.

    All three new parts are most certainly from the same sprue and cast in blue plastic. As a result, the roof flap (which was cast in red plastic on regular Leader Prime) is now cast in blue plastic and painted over in red.

    I can't take direct comparison photos since I swapped parts between the two.

    I see no difference on the thighs. Aaaaand since I was able to SWAP OUT the thighs, I don't think they ARE different.
     
  11. Delta Star

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    Awesome, thanks.

    Working on the Premium upgrade sticker set, and noticed the thigh stickers don't fit right.

    So now I have to wonder, why has nobody ever complained about this? We used the same die-lines on the non-Premium set.
     
  12. NotoriousBIC

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    The only difference (if any, this is imho) is that the gray plastic used in the Premium version seems to result in harder contour edges. Whether that is due to it being a darker gray or harder plastic, I'm not sure.
     
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    Post photos of both with and without the stickers. Maybe someone will notice what's wrong.
     

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