3A - Transformers: TLK - Optimus Prime, Bumblebee & Sqweeks - Premium Scale Figures

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by iOnlyEatEnergon, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. BeeWave

    BeeWave Well-Known Member

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    That really sucks! I'm sorry that happened to you. I had a problem when I received my DOTM Optimus with the armor at the top of the thigh, I contacted CS, and they sent proper replacements, but I had also purchased through Bambaland.
     
  2. Hazard

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    That seems odd, I bought my Threezero (sister company) Titanfall Atlas new from ebay years after it was made and it was missing one of the pilots hand and gun. I contacted their support and received my parts in like 6 weeks or so.
     
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    Same here.
    My starscream was missing parts.
    I bought it via Sideshow but contacted 3A's CS directly. 3A sent me the missing parts within a few weeks.
     
  4. robb0429

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    Guess this release is different? Idk. All I know is that I'm pretty sure I'm boned.
     
  5. unmc2001

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    This guy was just delivered. If anyone is interested in picking him up for under $100 he is available on Amazon for $99.95 with free Prime shipping. a1.jpg
     
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  6. DavidPrime

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    I had an issue where the mirror on my DOTM Prime door came snapped off out of the box. Despite buying from a retailer, I contacted 3A CS and they repaired the part for me for free.
     
  7. unmc2001

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  8. ArchieNov

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    I thought Sqweeks was supposed to be 1/6 scale. That looks much bigger than 1/6.
     
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  9. Bob 121

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    3A takes their refusal to make their TF figures scale with others so seriously that even a standardized scale must done incorrectly. It's really some impressive dedication.
     
  10. unmc2001

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  11. SamNickelson

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    Did this expire? He's at 140 right now.
     
  12. unmc2001

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    It must have. I picked it up on cyber Monday but it was still $99.95 until Saturday I think.
     
  13. Aussiebot

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    @decemberist still hasn't confirmed whether the DLX figures will scale with each other. I'm starting to worry. Why does 3A hate scale so much?
     
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    In one of their interviews, I remember them saying that the scale of Bumblebee and Sqweeks were larger than they should be in order to capture all of the small details.

    I believe shelf presence was also a deciding factor. That being said, I would prefer it if they were to scale with each other. However, even Prime1 statues aren't to scale. So, I'm simply grateful we got the few pieces we have now.
     
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  15. SamNickelson

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    Ahh, bummer. I should have checked the thread sooner. Glad you're enjoying him though!
     
  16. Bob 121

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    Doesn't this new Deluxe scale negate all that? If they can do two different sizes of everyone, shouldn't the smaller ones be able to scale with each other?
     
  17. decemberist

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    The way it works with licenses is it breaks down into specific sizes and price points. So the license would look like a range of 8" - 12" at $1xx - $2xx+ price points and a range of 14" - 24" at $2xx - $5xx+ price points, etc

    They won't be accurate film scale, but there will be clear height differences. Premium Bee from the new movie will be around 14" tall, shorter than the previous versions but still large enough to pack in the details, like the cassette player in his abs
     
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  18. Bob 121

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    Luckily there are so many bots between movies that there could easily be a range of 8"-12" figures that not only scale well with each other, but also scale well with the 14" to 24" figures. That's 16 different heights, all along a very good range. That 10" range for premium figures is gigantic, and alone could cover a majority of the movie bots within an accurate scale.

    Unfortunately all I can realistically see is a a sea of Bees and Optimus and Megatrons that still don't fit together on a shelf.

    Also, I might be speaking for myself here, but I would imagine most people care more about Bumblebee looking good next to Optimus or fighting Barricade than a cassette player in his chest.
     
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  19. BeeWave

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    Thanks, for your always valuable info, it's much appreciated! Looking forward to further updates!

    It didn't even really "click", price point of $5xx+ for up to 24" figure!! So far we've been around 19" tops. Hmmmm?!
     
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  20. jream

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    ignore the previous message...
    they just replied today and said they received the return.
     
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