Transform Element TE-01 (Optimus Prime)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Cheem The Rup, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. deathsheadII

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    if i had known this improved version was coming i would have sold mine too but who's going to want to buy a v2 ( or v1 ) when there's a v3 out in the wild now

    they should offer them up as long as it's like $5 to $10 low i would buy them... but looks like the platic is darker on this release
     
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    Which plastic looks darker? I know the windows, but is that what you mean?
     
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    the red , i could be wrong
     
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    Photos are made with shadow cast over a figure, so it is hard to tell if red plastic is darker.
     
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    Eerily similar. The biggest difference I see is that the side windows are visible in bot mode on TE-01
     
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    So far, its safe to say that the updates for V3 is as follows:

    1. Original V1 head painted gray, which is what I really wanted from the get go :banghead: 
    2. Front two windshields are a light blue and slightly darker
    3. Shoulder insignia indentation has been removed with a flat surface
    4. Per one Seller, the Autobot Insignias have been eliminated and no longer included

    Anything else, besides confirmation of what color the side windows are?
     
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    The TE01 v3, only improved windows? I can make easily better windows with prints. But you're right, the next Element figure, I will wait till the 3rd version.

    Edit: the great improvement for me in the V3 is the flat shoulder. That's a great change.

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    also removed the autobot logo indent
     
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    Yes, as I said, and you quoted my message. Flat shoulder. :p 
     
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    I'm not surprised that #4 was removed. I was shocked that they had the ballz to include those to begin with.
     
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    For those being negative about TE releasing slight upgrades with each release.......isn't that what anyone would ideally want from a company? Someone who listens to concerns/criticism of fans/customers and then improves the product as time goes on?
     
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    I agree with this. I realize it sucks for early adopters, but I really appreciate their approach and the figure has benefited greatly from the attention.
     
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    Yes but no. They have to listen the customers BEFORE you launch your product, not after. In that case, the V2 version was great because they sent the V2 heads to the V1 owners. With the V3, maybe they could sell the shoulder with the logo indent removed. In my case I preffer transparent windows, more playable to put prints inside. But the logo indent... I'm sure that I would buy a new shoulder asap.

    Anyway is the same mold and still being a great figure (for me superior than mp44), if you want darker windows, it's easy to do (paint, prints, etc). But the shoulder is a great improvement.

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    Wow V3 looks great, bummed they took out the Autobot symbol but it’s kinda crazy it was there in the first place.
     
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    I was hoping they would make thise grey waist pieces white to match the rest of the waist..oh well
     
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    For people who haven't bought it yet - sure. But for people who already have they have a right to be upset. This isn't some $20 toy that you can just buy another one. This is $150. That's a lot for some people. Some people had to save their pennies to get it. Now they find out that the things they had a problem with will be fixed for the next guy? And, no doubt, done using the money they gave TE? Yeah, that kinda sucks.

    Seconded. That seems like the first thing they should have fixed.
     
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    Next time we will wait the 5th version :D 
     
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    Then the 6th version will be called the retro version and will look like the 1st version. Then the 2nd version will be re-released and so on and the cycle will repeat itself and Transform Elements gets stuck in a time loop. The end.
     
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    DOH!
     
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    Not sure if it's been posted here but just saw this collage comparison of TE-01 and MP-44 on Facebook. I didn't catch who created it so my apologies for not crediting. If anyone knows I can edit this post...

    Have to admit that if TE-01 had the chest windows shaped like MP-44 I wouldn't even be interested in the official. TE looks better to me in almost every other way. Well, I also like MP-44's trailer, but bot is most important for me...

    HH6hT3s.jpg
     
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