Toyworld TW-02 Orion (IDW Optimus Prime)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by daimchoc, May 3, 2013.

  1. grimlockgravez

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    I would already have a pre-order on that shiz!! but alas it's chunky face prime.
     
  2. daimchoc

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    Good luck... It's not even on pre-order anywhere, even if you wanted to... :lol 
     
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    I'd buy that without hesitation. Still not perfect, but a huge improvement.
     
  4. Matt Booker

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    I actually don't have a problem with the current head (it's a bit rounder than usual, and it could look better, but it doesn't bother me), but what I'd suggest to all the people that have that as their main complaint about it is to tell ToyWorld. Hop on their facebook page and voice your opinion, or send them an email at [email protected].

    While you're at it, tell them you want it colored like mine. :lol 

    Their website makes it look like the release date is in August. That might not be enough time for them to retool the head, but it might be.

    And even if they don't do anything about it, there's Radicons that do custom casts of heads, or even other third parties.

    ~Matt Booker
     
  5. Trailbreaker77

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    I don't have the 3rd party Megatron but I would pick this up the truck mode looks good. I'm a sucker for the G1 box truck cabs.
     
  6. DogFriedRice

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    Is there a chance they'll re-release Hegemon?
    I gave mine away but now that this is coming out...
     
  7. daimchoc

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    Hegemon is in stock and free shipping from: Hegemon
     
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    Thanks...I never thought about going directly to them...duh!
     
  9. bigwhitey21

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    I bought my Hegemon off eBay for the same price shipped.
    I wish Toyworld would put up a side by side pic of not-imus prime and Hegemon.
     
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    The digibash sure made it better. It needs a bigger crest and antennae. The chest looks like it could hold a nice little matrix!

    If only it had smokestacks.
     
  11. DogFriedRice

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    I did too but there doesn't seem to be many available these days.

    Yeah, what if Toyworld are like iGear...no consistency on scale.
    That would suck.
     
  12. Scaleface

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    The Toyworld page says:

     
  13. Zavien

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    Wish this would go up for preorder already. The other two were up practically after we saw the pics.
     
  14. tekering

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    This is why third-parties frown on digibashing. Intentional or not, it spreads disinformation.

    This is even more disingenuous. I'm sure some Chinese site will (intentionally or otherwise) use your new image to further obfuscate the issue... :gen069: 

    Frankly, I think this practice needs to stop. There are too many unscrupulous people out there meaning to mislead, and far too many ignorant people to be misled... and every time a problem like this occurs, it becomes less likely third-parties will show us prototypes and test shots.

    It's just not worth the risk, guys.
     
  15. grimlockgravez

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    Oh... Well if it was that sweet I would have had to make a few calls.
     
  16. Matt Booker

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    You forgot the best part.

    :D 

    Third parties won't stop showing prototypes. It's part of their business model. They need to build hype, and if they're not gauging fan reaction on TF message boards, they're only hurting themselves.

    The only people genuinely being duped by this are people that don't know what "Color Digibash by MattBooker.info" means. So, the news staff at Tformers.com. :lol 

    If anything, these kind of things make me want to buy 3rd party products even more than just seeing a flat prototype. Gray on gray doesn't exactly make details pop.

    If the colors on TW-02 turn out even halfway as good as the ones in my digibash, it'll still be cool.

    If someone makes a better head for this, well, then people like grimlockgravez will already be interested because they already know how much it can improve the base body.

    I do, however, think that fan digibashes need to be signed as such on the image. I made this image to encourage people to buy something that I genuinely think is cool.

    ~Matt Booker
     
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    you mean legion, deluxe, voyager, and leader size
    it's not like hasbro to ever pass an opportunity to milk optimus for all he's worth

    then again... since idw design gets less exposure to younger audiences it might be more worth their time to simply milk beast hunters optimus instead and let idw fans play in the dirt with a legion class and deluxe orion pax figure

    I guess it's all down to how hasbro feels the market winds are blowing, and, who knows, maybe these idw design figures they've been releasing is a test run to see how much they could potentially market an idw optimus
     
  18. Matt Booker

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    I asked Sidecutter on Facebook if Captured Prey was going to carry TW-02.
    After the Hardbone debacle, I was expecting that to be his answer. :( 

    Any good places this might be available, other than 3rdPartyStore.com?

    ~Matt Booker
     
  19. DogFriedRice

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    What's wrong with 3rdPartyStore.com?

    I've never ordered from there but daimchoc suggested getting Hegemon there.

    Can't wait for TW-02. MP-10 is just a place holder for this guy;) 
     
  20. Matt Booker

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    If I'm wrong about this, please, please correct me on it, but the jist of what I vaguely remember about 3rdpartystore.com is, "They're great! As long as you don't have to exchange a broken product."

    I've never ordered from them, but I know they're run by ToyWorld. So far, they're the ones I'm going to order TW-02 from, provided no one makes a better suggestion.

    ~Matt Booker