Year of The Dragon Ultimate Optimus in hand

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  1. ultraq

    ultraq Well-Known Member

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  2. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    In before 'Hasbro Asia commissioned this region-exclusive repaint to deny me a a new mold'.
     
  3. ultraq

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    The front grill make it look very KO
     
  5. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    Looks good combined, but the front of the truck just looks horrible.
     
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    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    That grill sure makes it look like a big ol bucket of yuck.
     
  8. Alteron_Sheng

    Alteron_Sheng 'Tis an Kitbasher & Elder TFW2005 Supporter

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    I continue to enjoy how the trailer looks, however the cab? far less so, the red grill (and lights) cheapen the overall result.
    That said, I do like how the dragon looks on the final product^^
     
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    See, even Optimus knows where the wind blows from, and changes decos accordingly... :D 

    (Also, fitting that they used Movie Prime, did you know in the original script for the 2007 movie, when Prime first speaks to Sam, he was to speak in Chinese? 'Cause he checked the net and saw that was the most often used language... :)  )
     
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    Even the box look KO
     
  11. World Prime

    World Prime Za Warudo!

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    The grill makes it look like Prime just ran over several humans and is awash with their blood.
     
  12. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    This went from a "neat with interest" to an "easy easy pass".
     
  13. Cheez Doodle23

    Cheez Doodle23 Plastic Crack Club Member

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    Optimus, why did you paint your toe nails red?:eek: 
     
  14. havanowoncheese

    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    I was thinking its so garish it could fit in perfectly with g2.
     
  15. Exodus

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    I really like the dragon, where can we get this? Would be awesome if it hit the states.
     
  16. KnightHawkke

    KnightHawkke Flynn Lives TFW2005 Supporter

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    I know BBTS TFsoucre and Captured Prey have it, and I think Captured Prey is still the cheepest.

    Think this is going to be one of those things that is defiantly going to need a few paint highlights, seems the sprue setup was not well setup for this type of color scheme :( 
    Betting this shows up in Radicons a few times :lol 

    Still want to get one.
     
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    If you look at the stand alone robot mode the red grill meant he arms look much better, I personally would probably leave the bumper and lights red (for that reason) and paint the core of the grill a very light gold likewise the middle of the wheels and the accent on the freezer unit side. (Reifer Yellow I think it's called).

    I would very much like it though it reminds me of Spider-Man in super mode I like the trailer, The cab is Ok -not especially bad or good just 'FINE', BUT OVER ALL THE EFFECT IS TO PROVIDE MUCH CHARM AND AMUSEMENT.

    If I thought I could get him under £130.00 I'd happily buy him when I have the cash to spare.... the only problem is I'd also really like the Wing Prime in either colour too and they cost about the same so it's a tough choice. He's $157.00 + shipping on captured prey so I have to crunch the numbers - but if that is an American store isn't it a bit crazy that you can't get it even cheaper from Asia - if I'm going to have to ship the thing anyway it does not matter if it coems from USA or Asia the cost wont change much - seems silly that the cheapest way to buy it is to buy it from a place that already has it shipped from Asia.. bit bonkers really.

    The problem with these big expensive releases is if you go crazy completist on them they add up super quick into a huge amount.

    Ultimate Prime / Dragon Prime / Wing Prime / Wing prime repaint / Striker Prime / Buster & jetfire 2 pack / Voyager exclusive prime / Legacy prime / Legacy Megatron / lemon Yellow Bumblebee / Stepper - it gets like you spend double the cost of the rest of the lines put together to get just a few select pieces.

    The problem is If I buy one wing prime I'll need to buy the other one as I don't like the chrome on the dark one and I'd want to swap the wings over to the red one.
     
  18. havanowoncheese

    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    Wow 170 bucks from bbts. I like the Ultimate Prime figure but i do not think it was worth the original retail price of 80 so i got it at 65 from walmart which i felt was fine. EVen for the deco and import it just would not be worth it.
     
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    You have to pay a premium for that 'Bot with the Dragon Tattoo'
     
  20. Exodus

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    Thanks for that other website, cancelled my order, and ordered from Capture. Saved about 10 bucks.

    Agree with all the different versions of Optimus. Going to stick with this one and that's it.
     

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