Takara Tomy Premium Finish WFC Megatron & Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Dann86, Jun 9, 2021.

  1. DubV

    DubV AKA: Don Fuego

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    You done got me with the animation cell version, the G2 camo version, and again with the matrix wielding netflix version (that one has better paint than this one!), but there’s NO way you convince me to buy a 4th version of this mold!!!
     
  2. Obnimaz

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    I really wanted to like the Premium series, but these paint jobs are not cutting it. Those in the US, the Kingdom Spoiler pack with an objectively nicer Megatron is $35 on Walmart.com right now
     
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  3. Paladin

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    how many times do they have to repaint & rerelease this damn mold to get rid of all the unwanted copies?!
     
  4. Gee Won 1984

    Gee Won 1984 Cobra Kaitron

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    I only got the Premium Finish BB Prime because it was cheaper than buying the SS one on Ebay. There is no way I'm buying another WFC Megatron (unless it was a gun version). I bought every version of it that was released already, and that was a lot! Now if they put that metal plate on Megatron's chest that Wheeljack welded over his wound in the show, I might consider it.
     
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  5. Skrunklemin

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    Wow, Megatron was one of the few remaining preorders I had left for this sub-line and it looks looks...pretty terrible. $50 saved it is!
     
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  6. Sammael

    Sammael MightyMegatron from ATT

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    You realize that's not how toy manufacturing works. They don't actually pull unsold copies, get them out of their boxes, and repaint. That would be completely insane (and about 5x more expensive than just producing the figure regularly).
     
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  7. RVDA

    RVDA Toy Designer.

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    Yeah, I think it's the same decal printing technique they use for the faces on Star Wars figures. Think some WFC toys used it too? Except it's done with way too much spacing between the dots here so it just looks. Bad. That's even going to be noticeable in person.
     
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  8. Nemesisprime1975

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    I've just preordered the PF prime. I'm a sucker for the mold and that opening sequence from the movie so I'll have this the mp and the original hasbro release.

    As for megs I have the original hasbro, the Netflix version and the spoiler pack one which I think looks great so I've no need for this. Plus I have the ER g2 megs for good measure so I'm good.
     
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    Er yeah, that obvious dot matrix printing pattern for the battle damge is not pretty. Do not want.
     
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    The vibrant red on Megatron and the uniformly metallic plastic look nice, but that dot-matrix battle damage is awful.
     
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    Megatron looks like he got ripped from a comic book. It hurts my eyes. This is not worth the leader class price. I’d rather pay the aftermarket premium for the Netflix version.
     
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    Can\'t wait to buy Premium Finish War For Cybertron Trilogy Megatron 
     
  13. TFXProtector

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    This is incredible. I'm not even sure why they bothered with the Earthrise mold of Megatron, really. He's been utterly useless as the numbers go. One, maybe two waves, one legitimate release (possibly a repack down the line in ER, I can't really remember), and then nothing.

    Let's rerun the count of this mold's usage...
    1.) Siege
    2.) Animation cel-shaded
    3.) G2 Combat
    4.) Netflix
    5.) Earthrise (since it uses the core of Siege and builds outward a bit)
    6.) Netflix (again)
    7.) G2 Megatron
    8.) Shattered Glass Megatron (the one reuse, aside from the initial Netflix repaint, that I fully approve of.)
    9.) now this mess.

    I'll laugh if when they finally assemble it and throw it in the box, it collapses just by virtue of being much like TRU's MP Rodimus did with the exploding/disintegrating shoulders and whatnot.

    Absolutely ridiculous how they keep milking this mold. It's a testament to the materials used in the mold that it's held up this long. Wow.
     
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    YAAAAAWWWWWWWWNNNNNNNN.
     
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  15. Galavard

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    Pass, have the original Netflix one, sure the pain is chipping and the sword doesn\'t want to stay in place, but I like that version because it still holds up.
     
  16. Pravus Prime

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    I believe if the SIEGE Megatron mold is used two more times, it equals the SIEGE Seeker usage and once more to equal the Earthrise Seeker.

    You could have an army of Megatrons. And as an added layer of irony, I've never seen regular Earthrise Megatron.
     
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  17. DubV

    DubV AKA: Don Fuego

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    Oh but you have… He smiles at you from behind new paint and hides behind some remolding on occasion, but he’s there, watching…

    I get what you meant, just couldn’t resist. He does hang out at Ollies from time to time. Apparently he can’t resist their deals and their copper frying pan set is the only thing the energon won’t stick to. Rumor has it he also enjoys those soft fleece blankets.
     
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    Hard pass, I'm happy with my weird Earthrise/Siege mashup custom that I did. This is just so bizarrely messy and those tampo's are so awful
     
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    Wasn't... wasn't this supposed to be silver? Weren't there supposed to be silver thighs? Wasn't the bucket supposed to match the face? All they did here was add extra tampo hits and a little black paint to the elbows. And those tampo hits are way more halftone than the initial sample, not to mention missing from the thighs. This is totally unacceptable at any price, especially for fifty bucks!

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  20. VVa

    VVa I play to win, and I'm not a good loser.

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    The head on the ER Megs is hideous. Besides, Megatrons in their Cybertronian forms rule.
     
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