Hasbro's missing-link Prime, but not Missing-Link

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Tekmen, Jan 20, 2024.

  1. Papa Zoinks

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    well damn looks like everything besides sandstorms headsculpt was right and i can only assume the g1 prime that is something besides missing link is the upcoming deluxe
     
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    I am excited. I don't have much money but love the idea of ML.
     
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    The only things that were wrong so far are Sandstorms head/face and 86 Springer being bigger (at least that seems to be the case)
     
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    Actually on the stream they said he was a little taller with the new legs.
     
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    “but square-ish and no mouth-plate like S3 cartoon.”

    I supposed “Mouth-plate” could be interpreted as “mouth face” so the wording would be “no mouth plate (as in the face) like [the] S3 cartoon”.

    The rest lines up too, like how Bumblebees alt mode is not licensed…
     
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  8. Papa Zoinks

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    i also wouldnt be surprised if it was just an alt head on the mold that is more cartoon accurate that was originally seen on the figure tbf
     
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    Extremely likely a toon head is in there since they teased it.
     
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    Pretty neutral on leaks but im curious how this budget Missing linkish prime looks. Hoping images come out sooner than later from the factory.
     
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    Yeah I'll take the L on this one, majority of the stuff here was accurate... Unfortunately in Vector Prime's case, but I've already mentioned that earlier in the thread.

    Interested in the Deluxe Prime though, already have Missing Link but I wouldn't be opposed to getting this one as well!
     
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    Those are the same awful legs as on Siege Springer
     
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    New taller thighs
     
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    Predictions for Deluxe Prime based on the art and past design decisions
    1- He will be a much brighter red and blue than the original.
    2- The head will be way more articulated than Missing Link but at the cost of changing the sculpt / design of G1 Prime and his neck area.
    3- None of the sticker detail will be painted on or be present as actual stickers. At most the arm detail is sculpted but still cast in red.
    4- They will intentionally get rid of the hole in his back entirely.
    5- There is no chrome, maybe silver paint in its place.
    6- Colors overall are generally more toon except the eyes.
    7- The original grip is gone entirely and now there is only the actual handle.
    8- Bumper moves BBM Soundwave style.
     
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    Not buying that.
    1000022398.jpg
     
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    With how tiny a change it is yet they still called him out as being taller in the stream, feels like they did it for marketing. They likely knew how hard a sell the figure is and made his thighs ever so slightly longer just so they could say he’s taller.
     
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    From the news post on the first page. It's slight but he has new thighs and he's taller. 1000014188.jpg
     
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    It's G1 and a main character of the film so I kind of doubt they thought that would both sell it and that he would be a hard seller. Yes Starscream shelfwarmed but a factor amongst many is they released it like the year after the original version got released. But it's possible it's a marketing thing and yeah barely taller