New Premium Finish WFC Ultra Magnus & SS Megatron

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by mike15, Jul 2, 2021.

  1. Metalwario64

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    I've read a couple of Amazon reviews and a couple of other people here and one on the Transformers subreddit that had the grill tab snap, so it's not something that's definite, but it's a fragile piece.
     
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    Nah, unfortunately not. The three remaining releases after this are Ratchet, Optimus and Jetfire.

    Perhaps if they extend/renew the line, we’ll see one of the other Megatron molds.
     
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    It took me this post to see the difference. And even then I had to zoom in. A nice detail but not really worth it for me
     
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    Not sure how involved Hasbro is in this line, but if it’s truly all Takara, I’m surprised they didn’t remold the chest. Without that, this is worthless... “premium” paint on a half-assed, inaccurate body.
     
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    The upgrade this Megatron really needed was the accurate torso
     
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    Well one thing the repaint does well is that you can actually see the eyes.
     
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    Yeah, the head and the cab really pop with that grey. Still not worth a triple or quadruple dip to me but I can see a few people wanting this.
     
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    Went ahead and preordered Megs. He looks really good in those in-hand Twitter shots.
    Held off on ordering the SS release because the colors weren't perfect. This fixes that. A tad steep at $10 more than regular voyager price, but worth it to me for the lavish paint-job.
     
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    Really looks like there should be more apps of the misted white of the thighs on his other grey parts but they ran out of paint budget, even at premium!
     
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    It looks like someone took Seige Ultra Magnus and dunked him in the toilet. The movie repaints have all been improvements, but the WFC repaints have all been really disappointing. 
     
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    I kind of hate how much I like this. $80? FML.
     
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    I am amazed at how HasTak has just left money on the table for all the people who have been begging for clean decos of the Siege figures for the past two years. Megatron, Magnus, Springer, the Seekers (any and all)....
     
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    Ugh, so \"premium finish\" means cheap 0.00001 cents worth of overspray?

    If I wanted my Transformers to look like a bad customization job I would do it myself
     
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    Interesting in-hand compare with Siege Ultra Magnus. On the one hand, there are some improvements, notably the eyes. On the other hand, the gray swapped for white doesn't look super amazing or anything, and the overspray weathering doesn't really do all that much more for the mold than the silver dry-brushing on the original. Adding a couple cracks to the stacks and a less-translucent material looks nicer but this doesn't seem like a knockout over the original, it just does a better job highlighting what's good about that figure.
     
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    Yeah these are $55 voyagers and $80 leaders. You’re not paying that for the ones on the shelf and hasbro has nothing to do with this. This is all takara and a subline they’re doing for their audience.
     
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    I want to like it. I have both previous versions. It’s better than the Netflix Spoiler version. But I can’t justify the price. This should have been the Netflix version.
     
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    UM's "UM" head has more prominent optics I'd grant this version that.

    So if this is like the 3rd version, I wonder when will TT release a Premium clean version of this? And given that this is a mass release instead of TTMall means that TT is more than confident enough that these units will sell like hotcakes.