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. WishfulThinking

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    Wait...so you want horizontal stripes pants Megatron instead? Yeah, that'll sell some toys...

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    Yeah if it's accurate to the movie then give it to me lol
     
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  3. Joshb721

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    This is the first I'm hearing about the Legacy line, but if she's transformable, she's probably going to suck at least a little. For a transformer like Prime Arcee, it's almost impossible to make her transformable and not have a huge backpack. The only ones I would trust to make a good, transformable Arcee are Unique Toys or another third party company that sold their soul for the ability to do impossible things.
     
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  5. Sideways198

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    what\'s up with Primal\'s face? 
     
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    Yeah. I'll be honest, I don't have the answer on how to implement that but surely there's some way to make him look like this but with the tank alt mode. Earthrise got so close (and personally I love the crap out of that figure) so I think they might be getting there but it may be a while. I don't look for another Megatron past this RED one for a while since he's a pretty well saturated character at the moment.

    No one wants purple striped pants Megs...well, I mean I would but I'm weird. We just want him purple with the skeletal frame showing like he had right before the lines started climbing up him.
     
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    Oh really? So Kingdom Primal Swords actually combine together as one weapon?
     
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    I hate to pile on but wow this is inexplicably bad. Like, I\'m not inherently against RED and had been advocating it early on, and Season 1 BW characters make a ton of sense but... that Primal is bad. Or rather, inexplicable. They could have easily distinguished it from the Kingdom figure but nawp, make it look exactly the same even if it doesn\'t have the limitations of transforming. 

    For the \"but they\'re for kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiids\" people who use that to defend any and all criticism, this is a freaking \"Collector Con\" Exclusive. That argument falls flatter than a piece of paper. 

    I agree there\'s a market for the RED Figures in general. Doesn\'t mean Hasbro isn\'t fucking it up. It actually feels incredibly similar to how Bandai keeps trying to make the Gundam Universe line of figures inexcusibly and inexplicably bad. 
     
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    I caved and pre-ordered reformatting Megatron (I can always cancel it later if I change my mind). It is a neat novelty, and I think it'll probably make an excellent companion piece for the upcoming leaked/rumored reformatting Kingdom Galvatron.

    Primal, as others have said, is confusingly redundant.
     
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    I'm really curious if they could possibly do better than Prime RID Arcee (mold-wise, the colors were always a bit off). That figure kept things as streamlined as possible and had a pretty good robot mode, but still had the big front wheel on her back. At least you could pop it off on the mushroom peg.

    I just don't see how you get that to collapse further, especially considering Deluxes have only shrunken since then.
     
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    here 'ya go, take your pick - Walmart is cheaper, but Pulse is probably more reliable (went with Walmart myself since prices for TF's have been going outta control)...!

    Walmart:
    Optimus Primal ($19.87) - https://www.walmart.com/ip/action-figures/754917127
    Reformatting Megatron ($19.87) - https://www.walmart.com/ip/action-figures/185473160

    Hasbro Pulse:
    Optimus Primal ($22.99) - Transformers R.E.D. [Robot Enhanced Design] Optimus Primal – Hasbro Pulse
    Reformatting Megatron ($22.99) - Transformers R.E.D. [Robot Enhanced Design] Reformatting Megatron – Hasbro Pulse
     
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    Whoa! I thought those were already out in the US! Nice find!
     
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    Be careful with Megatron. My first one shattered at the waist when I tried his ab crunch. Second didn’t feel much better, but I made sure he was warm before trying that time. I’m happy he’s the only R.E.D. figure that I wanted, these are not great.
     
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    Britain, last to get EVERYTHING, has had these for nearly a month. The Optimus Primal looks great with my other Primals, but I honestly couldn\'t recommend him to somebody who wasn\'t a colossal Beast Wars fan.

    The joints are either creakingly tight or free-spinning, the shoulder pads are independent of the arms and flop everywhere, the plastic is somehow both pleasantly heavy while looking and feeling like KO plastic, and I have to use a rubber band to hold his backpack and chestpiece onto his body. The wrist cannons are also separate pieces and they just fall out of the arms.

    He\'d be on a fire if he wasn\'t an Optimus Primal.
     
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    I found these at Worcester Massachusetts Walmart today.

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    Wasn't there something about them being that Hasbro con exclusive thing? Why are they up here on the shelves?
     
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    You may be thinking of the Reformatting Galvatron redeco, which is Pulse exclusive. The RED figures are all Walmart exclusives (with a small number available on Pulse).
     
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