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Old 11-03-2012, 09:05 AM   #1
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Second Edition First Edition Optimus Prime - Fewer Paint Apps

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...



Can you spot the difference?

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.

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

Thank you for the the detailed information and photos, they were very helpful. This information is always welcome so that we can assist our customers accordingly. With regards to the Optimus Prime figure, I have contacted our Product Department and was informed that the piece is brown on the run that we received. We have also contacted the manufacturer about this matter as it is rather disappointing. If you would like to return the figure please let me know and I will set up a return for you. If you wish to return the defective Bulkhead figure for an exchange we will need the entire figure returned.

Once again I apologize for this inconvenience and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Have a great day!
~Matt Booker
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:09 AM   #2
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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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Old 11-03-2012, 09:09 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:13 AM   #4
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I'm already going to email this later today because of Bulkhead. I'll inquire about it.

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Old 11-03-2012, 09:17 AM   #5
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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.
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.

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Old 11-03-2012, 09:22 AM   #6
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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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Old 11-03-2012, 09:23 AM   #7
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Searching google again, I found some more examples.

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Old 11-03-2012, 09:26 AM   #8
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Wow, that's ridiculous.
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