First look at Cybertron Optimus Prime repaint

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Nevermore, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. omega knight

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    that just ruins it completly and its just not PRIME!!!!!! :dj 
     
  2. Dragonclaw

    Dragonclaw Comic Ink - Dublin, CA

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    IF I buy it it'll be because it's the only Cybertron figure left that I don't have...I'm just not thrilled by Optimus in black 501's :)  Ironically, that's exactly what I'm wearing right now...red sweater & black jeans (At least you know I'm not typing nekkid :lol  )
     
  3. Dark Magnus

    Dark Magnus Your opinion is wrong!

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    MEH. Not that different from the original and not worth it on a $40 toy.
     
  4. Sonscreen

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    The colors aren't that bad, but if you already have him, it's really hard to justify shelling out another $20.

    The Cybertron Optimus Prime has been selling really well in the stores here. Like Kickback said probably just a way for Hasbro to keep him on shelves.
     
  5. Backscatter

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    Pointless, lazy, un-inspired, ugly Hasbro greed. MAYBE I'll get it on clearance, maybe not. The person who came up with this and convinced the panel should be fired. It's not black enough to pass as evil and too black to really be Optimus Prime. I'm one of those "insane completists" someone mentioned earlier, but this is even too much clap-trap even for me. A $40 eyesore. I think if Hasbro had done things like this in G1, there never would have been G2. It's not like I'm missing anything much anyway. I own Galaxy Convoy and that beautiful Sonic Convoy giftset. I didn't purchase Cybertron Prime either as I didn't like his paint apps and unpainted key. I'd sooner buy the the original than this ugly repaint.
     
  6. Darkprime

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    I too agree this is to keep prime on teh shelf without seeming too old by being in the original colors. Although, I think if they are going to do a lazy repaint, then why not make a crystal prime like takara does with many figures, ala GF Sonic Convoy.
     
  7. Ruination04

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    :rock  to typing nekkid!!!!
     
  8. Greyryder

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    They should have done the red parts up in desert camo, as Cybertron Defense Prime. Primus knows that mold would certainly look more at home in miltary colors, than trying to pass it off as a fire truck.

    If I find one on clearence, I might get it just to paint up in some dark camo colors, and call it Motormaster. Or, Mortarmaster....
     
  9. Zero Prime

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    The colors arn't bad, just not worth another $40 on. Now if I didn't have Optimus I would get him.
     
  10. Cheebs

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    It's a good color scheme. Probably a *little* bit better than the original. But... It's not really $40 worth of "different", is it?
     
  11. Hiro Prime

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    Or a cool repaint like the one in your sig.
     
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    They just can't help themselves.

    I doubt most kids would even notice the difference.
     
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    No reason to get it as I have the first one, woo Black in place of the blue big friggin deal. That and I would have to take another one and saw off the mouth lever and glue the face plate over that damn mouth.

    Archer, just a reminder Primal=Mouth, Prime=NO FRIGGIN MOUTH!
     
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    I rather like the colour scheme.... and the lack of Autobot sysbols is actaully a plus I could get one and put some of the Reprolables "Neo Classic" Symbols I bought on him.....

    but as cool an idea as that is its not enough to shell out that ammount of cash....
     
  15. Nevermore

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    They are actually quite good colours, maybe if I had know about this before I might have waited, but they just aren’t different enough to get that toy a second time. I don’t really think its Hasbro being lazy or greedy I think its more about the non show characters thing, so the redeco looks almost the same so retailer will still have him. Shame there wasn’t a good repaint of him in this final battle colours with galvatron so we could have a “guardian of time” repaint or some thing that was in the show.
     
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    it makes me all sad in pants
     
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    There's actually quite a lot of repainting and some new aps... The sky-blue on the knees and in the ladder tresses, the red on the weapon cowling, a couple more things... Red knee guns, black backings for those... I think this'd look pretty spiffy in Fire Truck mode. I might actually pick this up. Granted - I'd probably wait for clearance anyways... But I might even not if it's limited. I wonder what they did with the matrix and his Force Chip... I just wish they'd made him another character. Like "Dead Prime" or something...

    Actually, I think this mold would look sweet as a black repaint, and I usually don't... Imagine it all in that shade of black without the usual teal - maybe some greys for highlights. Cool color scheme. As it is, the subdued colors kinda work with him. Make him seem somehow less heroic... Without faction sigils, he just might become my evil convoy for this line...
     
  19. Foster

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    No no no, I GOT IT!

    Prime is in disguise, infiltrating the Decepticons with "Sky Shadow"!! BWAHAHAHAAA!!
     
  20. omega knight

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    I dont like it its not prime!!!! :dj