Transform Element TE-01 (Optimus Prime)

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

  1. MrOrange645

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    I went ahead and ordered Nemesis Prime. Shattered Glass looks cool and is tempting, but I don't have ANY Shattered Glass figures and really don't need to start yet another collection.

    This is my first Nemesis Prime though. I was planning on the Magic Square version, but this price was too good to pass up.
     
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    I just ordered Nemesis Prime, good price and I used the points from my canceled Nicee head so it was $57 out the door with the standard ShowZ shipping at $13 or so
    Killer bargain!
     
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    I would really want a TE-01 complete upgrade, with chest windows sitting flush with the abs and the gray piece in the waist to be white and maybe some corners more rounded to get a more cartoony vibe like they made with DS Starscream. Wonder if TE-01 will be the last true anime G1 Prime or not
     
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    Sorry if this has been asked a billion times. I don't think i'm insane enough to scroll through 780 pages :/

    I have both the ver 1 and 2 but the thing that bothered me the most is the thigh ratchet.

    With the ver 3 have they added more teeth for the ratchet to allow more subtle movement?
     
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  5. Pun-3X

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    I won't swear to it. But I have version 3, and the forward/backward thigh movement seems to have a pretty large click to it. Nothing that bothers me, but I would highly doubt it used to be an even bigger click space. So I'd guess the answer is no.
     
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    Ah right thanks! I was hoping they would fix that. Probably won't triple dip then ahaha
     
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  7. Haydenite

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    That's a nice looking SG Prime, I got the original MP10 KO that has the same paint job. So I passed on this pretty much right away, but after watching that, makes me think twice about getting it, looks so good !!
     
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    That video is the reason I've got one ordered lol.
     
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    I usually check Taobao to see if they're cheaper, but they're still about $100 there, so if you're on the fence, snap these up. I might get TE-01b.
     
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    Me too. Certainly sold me as did the price tag!
     
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    Still don't have an mp optimus of any kind (blasphemy I know) so went ahead and ordered it. Given that there are only 497 units available on their site right now, does that mean that they already sold 503 units after listing it? Seems a bit too quick for that to be the case, but then why not set the quantity to 1000 in the first place if they need that many orders fulfilled?
     
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    It might be 1000 between multiple vendors, like maybe if ShowZ and Terry’s each get 500 they’ll maybe get made?
     
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    If I had to guess, that’s the limitation of things that can be added to cart
     
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    Maybe. Never seen them have that much stock of any product so I'm not sure what that limit would be.

    Yeah that makes sense. I know nothing about 3p production runs but 1000 does seem like alot for just 1 store to carry. Fingers crossed this gets made regardless.
     
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  18. Maximus Danz

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    Placed my order.

    Feels like highway robbery.
     
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  19. Snaku

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    I feel silly ordering this guy since I had him and gave him away when I replaced him with MP44KO but it's a damn nice mold and I kinda miss it... despite the fact that I actually have the cell shaded version still and I put in an order for the nemesis version. If it gets made, I think TE-01 will take back his crown as my "official" Optimus in my MP collection and MP44 will be ejected to my Optimus collection.
     
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    For $70 this thing is an insanely good deal. If only we lived in a world where all MP figures had this kind of quality to price ratio, I would have saved thousands of dollars and a lot of headache.
     
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