TakaraTomy Nov Releases: POTP and Encore Air Attack Optimus Primal

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Seth Sunthay, May 31, 2018.

  1. Inikalord

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    IIRC there's a method to replace the gimmick arm with a duplicate of the left arm from another copy of the figure. Not exactly feasible on the wallet for this new re-release but something to possibly consider for the YOTM release since it goes for so cheap.

    The joints on mine are solid, so I have no issue posing him but yeah, everything else about him screams lazy and quick cash grab. The only technically improved part of him is his soundbox, which can now play more than one sound at a time. Everything else, including the sound effects, are inferior to the original figure.
     
  2. ZapRowsdower

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    Half full vs half empty?

    Seems like the Pretender was an incentive... because any company wants to sell MORE than less, right? So, imo (and we're just splitting hairs here), Grand Max did not meet expectations. I wanna say he just barely met the required pre-sales... but I don't know. IRREGARDLESS ( :lol ), not exceeding sales goals is akin to failure in the business world, and for expensive toys like Grand Max, it likely means TakaraTomy will NOT try a future run of a TITAN-class toy. :( 
     
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    ZapRowsdower Dissatisfied Hasbro Consumer

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    That makes sense.... but given the tough economic climate for toys right now, why not skip this one? :rolleyes2 

    I think your choice will absolutely run circles around this toy (in terms of sales numbers).
     
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    Pretty sure they’re getting predaking
     
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    That's Grandus. He's full of Twinkies, awesome and win.
     
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    Received my custom painted Beast Machines Optimus Primal today. He's great and I'll happily skip the overpriced Encore version.
    Picked him up from TaoBao for US$100 plus shipping.
    Wasn't sure what I'd get,, whether it'd be a KO or something, but turns out it's a custom hand-painted re-deco of the Year of the Monkey Air Attack Primal.
    So I have no worries about gold plastic shattering.
    The deco's really nice, a deep coffee/charcoal colour like the cartoon with gorgeous metallic blue and gold accents. Much nicer than the brownish hues Takara is using. It's hard to find good pics of the character from the cartoon but the deco seems really close.
    There's a bit of a scuff mark on the chest where he rubbed against the packaging - he was well packed but shipping all the way from China was a little rough. Should be an easy touch up with a little gold paint, then I'll hit the whole thing with a protective top coat to give him added resistance to scuffs and scratches.
    He's not quite in scale with MP Primal, but still - looks amazing and the best I'm likely to see for a long time. Hard to see but he even has has nice metallic blue paint on the eyes
    Primals.jpg Primal Face.jpg
    And in comparison with Takara's Encore

    Primal.jpg Takara-Tomy-Transformers-Encore-Air-Attack-Optimus-Primal-Figure-06.png
    And this is probably how I'll pose him on the shelf, once I've gotten around to re-painting the Megabolt head into a blue Beast Machines Megatron
    Primal Megs.jpg
     
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    Now if only they would do Supreme Cheetor.
     
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    No.

    When I first got back into collecting it was the beginning of 2001 RID and there was a lot of Beast Machines still on shelves at the toy stores (that still existed back then). Supreme Cheetor was on sale for $12. I bought two because "DAMN! WHAT A VALUE!"

    I was ripped off horribly. That mold should have shipped with a seventy-five dollar check in it and a voucher to the dump.
     
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    I think that figure originally retailed for $40 to $50 or something like that. I used to own a Supreme Cheetor figure when I was a kid and I loved it. I got mine on Christmas Eve, 2000 when I was 6. Looking back on the figure as an adult almost 20 years later, I consider this figure to be a guilty pleasure (a figure I like that everyone else hates). Why did you buy two?
     
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    At the time I bought two of everything. One for play/display and one to keep sealed.
     
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    I always buy three one for my boy and the other two go to my future grandkids g1 cartoon continuity collection . I plan on giving a complete collection to both my son and daughters kids/ households
     
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    this particular mold should be burned with fire and its ashes scattered to the wind.

    Terrible mold (official and KO)!  There\'s something inherently BAD about this mold and they try to cash out on nostalgia from most of us older collectors
     
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    Paid off my pre-order for Primal. Release is confirmed for the 24th this month.

    Anyone else here still going in for him?
     
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    I am. The figure hasn't aged well (having recent exposure to it again due to the Chinese New Year version), but the deco is nicer than the original I own.
     
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    Am definitely envy of your buying power, cheers man
     
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    I'd love to get this but I'm not sure whether to wait until the insane price has gone down, or to buy it before it suddenly disappears. On the one hand, the seeming lack of interest should lower the price over time, but equally I doubt they've produced this release in high numbers.
     
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    I hope QC issues are not present this time.
     
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    BEAST MACHINES :puke2: