Transform Element TE-01 (Optimus Prime)

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

  1. VVa

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    If it's as solid and great as you say, I'm in for a hell of a fig!
    But is the other guy right? Is the re-release coming out this month? ShowZStore says otherwise. FEA89382-83DA-4142-B279-0B26EA13E2DF.jpeg
     
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    Yeah, it's solid. You could club somebody with it. The only problem I have with it is he feels kind of stiff. Ratchet detents are too far apart even on the improved later versions. Add in the fact that the feet can't move front to back and it makes it difficult to achieve dynamic looking poses. Difficult but not impossible - as I've messed with the mold I've gotten better at making him look alive. You can't move the whole foot front/back but you can move the front/toe section up and he does a pretty good job balancing on his toes so that helps a lot. Add in @transformer_78's neck upgrade and he becomes decently lively. He's no MP44 in posability but he looks so much more solid and cohesive than 44 ever could.

    As for release, I don't know where the October thing is coming from. Maybe he knows something the rest of us don't but I personally would trust what ShowZ shows on the site.
     
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    I think Terry's has him listed as an Oct. preorder. Maybe that's what's throwing off some people.
     
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    Can you help me? What color are his crotch panels - yellow or gold? My eyes don't see shades well and I'm hoping they're closer to yellow.
     
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    They are more yellow
     
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    Wouldn't mind a shattered glass trailer but haven't seen any.
     
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    TE said they would make it when they got 1k orders.
     
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    Oh.


    Pain.
     
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    According the ShowZ in their thread, the threshold was reached. Expect to see them by year's end.
     
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    Less pain. :,)
     
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    Has anybody used these on TE-01? I got them recently and used one on my cell shaded TE-01 and it looks great but I had the damndest time getting it to go on. It's a dry-rub but unlike all the other dry-rubs I've ever used, it's only the outline - no clear plastic or whatever in between the lines. After you take the transfer film off, there's a second cloudy film that also needs to come off. The trouble is it seems to want to take the outline with it. Even the one time I succeeded in getting the logo on, it still lost a few bits and I had to touch it up with white paint.

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    You can see there's no shiny area nor outline around the logo. Nothing but the outline itself (you can also see where I had to paint to fix it - mostly around the rivets but also on the right eye).

    Anyway, I bring this up because I'm hoping somebody knows what I'm doing wrong and how to get the damned thing to stick while also removing the film.
     
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    If I hadnt already bought Nemesis, I'd buy the reissue.
     
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    That is a ridiculous price! What version are we on now? v3? 4? I have the v1 (with upgraded head) - what are the major changes since then? I'm tempted to double dip for that price, as I know there have been some changes, but I'm not sure what exactly they are...
     
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    No idea, i am V1 owner too.
     
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    This is from a post earlier in the thread. My apologies for not citing the original author. I just copied the info to my notes for reference.

    V1 - initial release.
    * Die cast knees
    * Transclearant blue windows
    * Signia indent in shoulder
    * Shipped with Autobot stickers
    * Season 1 head with white face
    * Orange LED in gun

    V2
    * Changed silver die cast knees to blue plastic
    * Added finer toothed ratchets in shoulders, hips, and knees for more stopping points and better posability
    * Shipped with extra head that was a more movie or MP-44 style head with grey face
    * My V2 had a red LED in the gun, others still had the orange LED.

    V3
    * Windows were changed to opaque blue plastic
    * Even finer ratchets in shoulders, hips, and knees for better posability.
    * Still comes with both style heads, S1 head has grey face now.
    * Red LED in gun
    * Smooth shoulder. Indent is gone and no longer ships with Autobot stickers.

    V4
    * Same bot as V3, but now comes with a black plasma cannon instead of grey. Still has red LED.
     
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    I already bought Nemesis AND I bought the reissue. At $70, I couldn't resist. Technically this is the fifth time I've bought this mold - got v1 and then gave it to my nephew when I got MP44KO and the TE01 Cell shaded version (foolishly thought I didn't need that many Optimus Primes). Then I bought Nemesis for myself when he dropped to $70, realized my nephew's bday was coming, and bought another Nemesis for him. Then I saw the reissue and ordered it. Actually, I bought Nemesis cuz I couldn't resist the sale and then I mulled over whether I wanted to keep him for myself or give him to my nephew (he loves villains and especially all dressed in black). Decided that I wanted to do both so I bought a second one for him.

    And then, to top off my insanity, I spent $120 on eBay getting a KO MP10B trailer to go with my Nemesis.
     
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    Sound like a cool uncle
     
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    I wouldnt be that cool.
     
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    No SG? I'm not a huge fan of SG at all but their deco looks badass.