Why would takara/hasbro bother to release yet another leader version of Optimus ...

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  1. DarthMagnificus

    DarthMagnificus Banned

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    That is not accurate to the movie...

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    This shows optimus sporting just one over sized energon hook /scythe weapon...like the grim reaper kinda....when clearly the movie displayed him with two smaller sized weapons...one extending from each arm....

    so is this an accurate photo of the new leader prime or a early prototype?

    i would assume he would have two weapons like the first leader optimus did for ROTF....
     
  2. MidnightBliss

    MidnightBliss Well-Known Member

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    Because there are 3 constants in life:

    1. Death
    2. Taxes
    3. Optimus Prime/ Bumblebee will sell
     
  3. Valkysas

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    he has two hooks.
     
  4. prime13

    prime13 UCHUU KITAAAA

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  5. E. C. R. Former

    E. C. R. Former Is probably insane...

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    That's not the official photo. This is the official photo:

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  6. Valkysas

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    No, the first is an official photo. it's hasbro's photoshopped promo image.
     
  7. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    Really? You're labelling this as show inaccurate because of one blade not being flipped out?
     
  8. Matt_M

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    The same reason why Generations is launching with WfC OP and BB.
     
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    That is a retool of Leader Prime based on the Forest Fight scene with hooks and burn marks. It's due sometime this Spring according to Hasbro's site.
     
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    I think it looks fine.

    If anything, I'd get rid of the "Battle Damage"; Which I'll probably do when I get this.
     
  11. mac&cheese

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    more primeys? how about a new g1 style or classics arcee instead?
     
  12. Valkysas

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    because those would look really odd in a leader class box to pad out the leader starscream cases.
     
  13. Transquito

    Transquito Reach For The Light TFW2005 Supporter

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    Optimus Prime + Bumblebee + Spareribs = Profit.
     
  14. katch26

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    phase 1 - more prime & bumblebee molds
    phase 2 - ????
    phase 3 - profit!!
     
  15. TFormerfan

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    Why would they release another bumblebee?

    For the money
     
  16. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    Money, money, money, money, moo0ney. Mooooooooooney.
     
  17. Cheebs

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    Never mind that. Why is Hasbro's marketing team suddenly completely incapable of balancing a photograph? Every single shot from the upcoming line has a sick green hue. Not to mention hilariously overdone saturation and contrast.

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  18. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    Erm, I'm thinking only one is deployed in this photo...
     
  19. Scantron

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    Because the overwhelming majority of their target market (ie - kids) don't care about whether it's "accurate" to the movie or not?
     
  20. Dran0n

    Dran0n Junk male

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    Yeah, they should rough him up more and release him. A lazy repaint and charging $45 is different from making a lazy repaint and charging $10
     

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