Transformers Asia APS-01U Ultimate Edition Jetwing Optimus Prime

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Cheem The Rup, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. jru42287

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    As much as I'd love to have all those accessories, I might drop my pre-order on this guy. Love the articulated hands, and the tinted windows, but I feel like too much has been compromised. Someone above mentioned mold degradation too.

    He still looks great, but with the lack of the premium chrome and pinstriping, and the omission of the faceplate, it just seems like it's not quite the extraordinary thing it should be.

    I've already got an original Buster, and the DotM Amazon Jetwing, as well as a few third-party accessories, so maybe I don't really need him.
     
  2. prfctcellrulz

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    Clearly this is meant to be a Masterpiece version of Movie Prime.
     
  3. newbielives

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    I understand the disappointment especially the pinstrping for me but look at those hands, it maybe the very last leader optimus we ever get of this mold
     
  4. bny888

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    No face plate: pass.
     
  5. Shin-Gouki

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    Me too, that and the insane price
     
  6. HARD RAINBOW

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    Damn that's expensive. Doesn't even come with a axe.
     
  7. Grimlock_13

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    I would buy this in an instant if it had an alternate faceplate head or a swapping gimmick like Takara's AoE Leader Prime. I'm kind of surprised it doesn't given how much detail and other changes were included.
     
  8. opt1musaber

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    Yep
     
  9. BattleUpSaber

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    Am I the only one not bothered by the lack of pinstripes, chrome and faceplate? Mold degradation aside this looks utterly fantastic and I would get this in a heartbeat if I could afford it. Helps that my only version of this mould is the original ROTF leader and I like my Movie Primes with mouths, so this is a massive upgrade in my eyes.
     
  10. LDM

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    Got the buster ko and I have no need for this :3
     
  11. Wh33ls

    Wh33ls Original G1 kid, and loves Beasties as much, eh!

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    Just a quick question about these smoke stacks, if you don't mind.

    I looked at the link you provided, and it says quantity: 1 smokestack

    Not 1 "set" or "pair" of smokestack(s), with an "s", just says, "quantity: 1 smokestack" without the "s".

    Do you automatically get a pair, or do you have to buy two?
     
  12. zark225

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    I agree. Chrome can be a pain, whether with scratches or fingerprints, pinstrips would be nice but isn't a deal-breaker, and I don't mind the faceplate. This looks great and, aside from pinstripes and chrome for film accuracy, this is the best detailed movie Prime we've gotten. Truly amazing.
     
  13. Spaceman1251

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    You automatically get two. You can see on the bottom of the product page that a few people ordered only one of that item, and they gave it 5 stars(which they probably wouldn't have done if they only received one stack). Plus each smokestack of the pair is different with holes cut on the opposite side.
     
  14. Megatron118

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    What kind of mold degradation was mentioned? If it's serious enough, I might consider canceling my pre-order. I really hope it's nothing major...
     
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    The extra detailed paint on this guy looks nice and I really like the tinted windows but............ I honestly feel pretty good about not picking him up. I think my Asia Striker that came with faceplate mouth, pinstripes, chrome paint and was updated with metal smokestacks, silver UFO hands, UFO shields and Axe was a better deal. The hands have the "brass knuckles" integrated which I like better and the jetpack on this ain't even movie accurate. If they wanted to make it an ultimate version they shoulda at least included a movie accurate jetpack.
     
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    Got my ROTF OP on a crazy sale with coupons and such at target for around $25. Can't bring myself to spend 10x on the same platform with upgrades.
     
  17. harrismonkey

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    The mold degradation is concerning.

    I've been back and forth on this and had pretty much settled on doing it (with the plan of some parts swapping)- but this is giving me pause again.

    Hmm.
     
  18. harrismonkey

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    I wish I had some talent with removing pins. (I've tried a few times and never even come close) If I was good at pulling pins I would definitely swap out the pinstriped parts and then really be set.

    (except for that mold degradation thing)
     
  19. Grimlockimus

    Grimlockimus Wot?

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    As amazing as the set looks I already have a Jetwing Prime I got for $50 during a black Friday deal, so I'm a little hard pressed to spend upwards of $250 for a bunch of extra bits and pieces.

    Very nice looking bits and pieces, just not $250+ nice.
     
  20. Rockdown

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    That thing is a work of art.