First look at Optimus Primal and Mid-Reformat Megatron R.E.D. Figures

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  1. PloverNutter

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  2. PloverNutter

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    How is it that the Primal RED figure is worse than the Kingdom figure and doesn't even transform.
     
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    Primal looks cool but for the same price i got the kingdom one and that looks the same as this one but it also transforms
     
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    why are these $23 again?

    hasbro/walmart putting out $23 non-transforming deluxes with gimped articulation and rubbery plastic next to "actual" deluxes for the same (or lower) just feels... i mean, insulting, i guess? like, comparisons are gonna be made, so why charge for the same for a product that offers less unless you think your customers are idiots?
     
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    I'd buy that Megatron for the novelty of it, if I find it on clearance, but my local Walmarts never do those kinds of sales so whatevs.
     
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    Because that's the price of similar 1/12 scale figures. They're not going to charge cheaper just for Transformers.
     
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    Kingdom Primal looks just as good as the RED figure (maybe better, looking at those bent antennae), and actually transforms. A lot of the character choices in this line seem really pointless.
     
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    I do not need another Megatron. But I really like him. Darn it Hasbro! If I see him, I might consider replacing my Megs though.
     
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    That megatron looks really great
     
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    I really wish they'd prioritize designs for this line that are cheat-y or are nearly always compromised by having transform. Most G1 designs and this Primal are not really that. Prime Arcee is, and Cheetor sort of is.
     
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    I'm curious how that Megatron will look with the rumored reformatting Galvatron figure, I could see myself going for both or neither.
     
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    That Optimus Primal is a total waste of a wave slot. We already got two Primals, three if you\'re going to include Nemesis Primal, in Kingdom and Generations; I just don\'t see the need to now include another that somehow manages to look worse even without the handicap of transforming! 

    Regarding the Reformatting Megatron? I actually quite like him! I think the transition to transparent purple from the computer grid style looks a little abrasive, but it\'s not a huge issue, especially since I don\'t plan on picking him up. 

    Either way, I hope anyone who\'s interested in these two enjoys them! They may not be for me, but everyone has their own likes and dislikes. 
     
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    I wasn’t getting any figures from this line, but I won’t able to resist that Megs for display purposes. Pretty cool!
     
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    Wow the Primal is getting hosed before it hits shelves, already 2 great renditions that are plain better.
     
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    That Primal is sad. Literally just the Kingdom figure but worse. You'd think non-transforming would be a tradeoff for added articulation and show-accuracy, but it's based off an existing toy but with shittier gimmicks. Why are the arm blasters so tiny? It's like they get smaller with every toy. :lol  I'd honestly settle for pop-on/off cannons you replace with a closed panel. Again, it's non-transforming, give us some decent accessories at least.

    This line is such a waste of time.
     
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    100% Knight Optimus and Galvatron from AOE would definitely benefit from that. Keeping it at 3 shows we have, BW Megatron would definitely need it. Mainline budget isn't enough to hide the budget on the leader figure

    Edit: wait a sec, they couldn't have been bothered to give Primal the Prime jets? Literally the only thing missing from the voyager version likely due to the transformation (grasping at straws here to give Hasbro SOME excuse). Seriously, why bother with Primal?
     
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  17. PloverNutter

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    The Kingdom figure is so much better in my opinion. The waist, feet, and pistons are actually painted instead of just gray plastic.[​IMG]
     
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    Bro five of the other seven RED figures are Prime, Bee, Megatron, Soundwave, and Starscream. Wait till you hear how many versions of those guys we've already gotten.
     
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    They look fantastic!
     
  20. Driskull98

    Driskull98 Have you seen the writing on the wall?

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    lol the prototype Primal's antennae are basically melted to its helmet.
     
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