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

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by PloverNutter, Jul 21, 2021.

  1. Cykill 1

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    Looks like someone left their Megatron in their waffle iron.  LEGGO my EGGOtron. OR did someone just cut out a Megatron out of that Purple mattress?  LOL   
     
  2. HAL237

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    I’m underwhelmed by that “reformatted” Megatron, to be honest. It would’ve looked much better if the grid pattern continued on both sides of the figure instead of just one, but alas, paint budgets are a thing…
     
  3. Megs

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    I was torn on this Megs and then I read your comment and got to thinking and went back and rewatched that scene. At no point does Megatron have a grid on him. He turns dark then translucent so you can see the machinery inside him and then pink/purple horizontal lines cover him to reveal a grid over Galvatron. It's not half assed, it's inaccurate and lazy. If the machinery beneath was visible, I'd be all over this but not as it stands. Mind made up.
     
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  4. octobotimus

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    I think looks pretty nice tbh....
     
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  5. Johntimus Prime

    Johntimus Prime Where's my perfect Legends-scale Ultra Magnus?

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    I'd much rather a transparent figure with his greeblies/inner mechanics visible, but they aren't gonna make a tooling exclusively of his guts for this line
     
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  6. darthsutius

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    If these were released back in the early 2000s, fans would have been pretty excited about them I reckon. But it's 2021, and we can get much, much better representations of most of these characters now, that actually do the transforming. This is just a weird line of toys.
     
  7. darthsutius

    darthsutius Minor Sith Lord

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    HASBRO: Plastic costs are increasing!

    ALSO HASBRO: Let's keep pumping out the RED and Buzzworthy lines
     
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  8. blastoff2334

    blastoff2334 Figure Enthusiast

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    I think reformat megatron is the only one I ever will get from this line, I wish they would have taken action masters and made them with this line in mind, it would have worked a lot better tbh
     
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  9. StarMaverick

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    Facts! It's not just inaccurate, it's completely the opposite of everything that is remotely accurate. For a Transformers line that has totally abandoned Transforming, in favor of screen accuracy and advanced articulation, this line is a complete and utter failure!!! It's almost as if the figure designers have never even watched a single episode of G1 Transformers! And don't even get me started on the scale! Should we be expecting 6 inches of Rumble & Frenzy to go with the 6 inch Soundwave??!! WTAF!!!! This line is just bad comedy! :crazy: :lol 
     
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  10. Paxtin

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    I'm not, but the thought to do so did occur to me.
     
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    They're shooting themselves in the foot.
    RED is basically the same price as Marvel Selects, which is basically the same price as a Deluxe, so all I can think of is that they think these are an option for fans on a budget, as Primal is a Voyager (or something close in price to a Leader, with the Netflix box set)

    But that doesn't explain Cheetor, or the upcoming Prime Arcee.

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again. In fact, I'll shout it from the rooftops: RED needs to include characters you simply cannot get elsewhere.
    Characters that do not have alt-modes like Alpha Trion, Transmutate and the Action Masters, as well as popular characters that don't fit the current run of WFC/Legacy/Studio Series, for example Tarn. Give me a damn Tarn toy, Hasbro!

    Make it characters that don't already have toys and it would be the perfect companion line to WFC.

    It's a Generations subline (just like WFC, Legacy, Masterpiece and Studio Series are), which seems to imply it's intended for collectors (as is Marvel Legends, and Power Rangers Lightning), but they're never gonna GET the collector audience as long as they keep double-dipping on characters that already have better toys currently on the market.
     
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    That reformatted Megatron is an epic fail, easy pass, and my wallet thanks me.
     
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  13. Jtprime17

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    December 1st release date in Walmart’s system btw.
     
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    No nightmare face on Megs? Shame.
     
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    Hopeful Dinobot gets an red release
     
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    RED Primal looks a hell of a lot better than RED Cheetor.

    I'm still not inclined to buy them though.
     
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    Wh33ls Original G1 kid, and loves Beasties as much, eh!

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    Wait, is this reformatted Megatron con exclusive that was leaked was coming?!
     
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    Lol all the salty comments against them, happens every single RED thread, glad to see that the line is selling well so we're getting new releases, if you want to buy a deluxe at Voyager price with horrible Gorilla mode like Kingdom Primal, do it, RED Primal looks great, just like the MP in robot mode
     
  19. Requiem Prime

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    They didn\'t even put the grid on all surfaces of that side.
     
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  20. Mercurius

    Mercurius Lights your darkest hour

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    Prime Arcee has been out for months. I even bought one, but returned it because all her joints were terribly loose. I'm not going to bother with the line anymore after that QC failure.
     
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