Legacy United Deluxe G1 Optimus Prime Reveal

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Skycutter, Jun 12, 2024.

  1. Overcracker

    Overcracker Well-Known Member

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    Nah... totally different Target Markets.

    The vast majority of people buying this would not have bought Missing Link, and won't likely plop down $90 for the SS-86 Commander Class.
    Same type of people that would not have plopped down Masterpiece money for Lio Convoy (if they even knew who he was), but jumped at a Voyager Leo Prime.

    Neither. It's an entirely original figure. Much shorter than G1 Prime and Missing Link.

    G1 on the right.
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  2. madhatprime

    madhatprime Call me: Ghostprime

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    Me too!
     
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  3. ArcanielRE3

    ArcanielRE3 Honorary Autobot

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    Its because Transformers are struggling to sell now at the inflated prices (thank Primus). Whole waves have shelf-warmed at my local retailers lately.
     
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  4. lambi

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    Neato
     
  5. Bringer of Sorrow

    Bringer of Sorrow Well-Known Member

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    This. I really want Missing Link but I ain’t paying 90 bucks for that lol
     
  6. C16

    C16 Space Nomad

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    They wanted a Deluxe price point Optimus. That's what this does. And only one of the toys in my picture is a Voyager. This Optimus will stand as tall as any other regular Deluxe like Sideswipe, Prowl or Wheeljack.
     
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  7. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Nobody defeats the DEVASTATOR!

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    Walmart back then had the deluxes for something like $7.70. It didn't last forever but I bought a ton at the time. It might have been Around DOTM though, not ROTF.
     
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  8. Orion Ghia

    Orion Ghia Co-Host of AARGH! MY OPTICS!

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    Looks good, I'd forgotten how small deluxes are these days! He's so wee! if I see it on discount I might get one for the desk. Missing link already holds the tops spot for me in terms of G1 Prime but with articulation but this is a nice second place and at a way more affordable price... it just doesn't have that wow factor.
     
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  9. PrimusMaximus04

    PrimusMaximus04 We got a job to do.

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    Man I was really hoping I could pass this one up…..


    Boy was I wrong! This looks great! Now Shut up and take my money!
     
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  10. TFXProtector

    TFXProtector TFW2005 Supporter

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    Should scale well with the Earthrise/Kingdom/Christmas/VNR trailer.
     
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  11. rx94

    rx94 Hardhead’s weird cousin

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    Lots of people asking why this exists if there’s ML.
    Why do Hondas exist? Everyone should just buy a Maserati, right?
     
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  12. ZombehDino

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    That is true! There are arguments to be had about how the "value" of deluxes may not have declined as severely as it appears outwardly.
     
  13. PrimusMaximus04

    PrimusMaximus04 We got a job to do.

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    No, we should all buy Mustangs #GoBuyAHorse
     
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  14. Isaac Staffeld

    Isaac Staffeld Pandacyy

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    Fr, go back to 2006-2009 and we’re getting pretty much the same shit for double the price with ankle tilts added and half the size and plastic cut. Old CHUG and movie toys and even cartoon lines like animated and Cybertron make the sentiment that inflation is the problem and not the quickly cheapening world sound like a joke.
     
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  15. Ravewind

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    What I don't get is how it went over their head that ML is a niche collector line that's import only so most fans will never know about it. This on the other had is not only more affordable but likelier to actually be found in stores.
     
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  16. Soundwinder

    Soundwinder I wind sounds!

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    Yeah. I legit like the proportions of this better. Die-cast is a negative to me. Factor in the accessories and I genuinely like this one better than Missing Link
     
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  17. ArcanielRE3

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    I forgot about the Animated toyline. Those figures were ridiculously good. They'd be priced stupid high if they came out today.
     
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  18. Denzimus

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    They have to make a Megatron to go with this.
     
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  19. OptimusTarzan

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    Meh...
     
  20. DevilGalvatron

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    He\'s in front of the G1 Prime in the one pic, and he still only comes up to his chest. So...tiny. Perhaps like Legacy Animated Bumblebee. I\'m feeling the \'wait and see\' vibe. But still kinda hoping for Magna Convoy/Powered Convoy repaint already.