Transformers Premium Finish Optimus Prime and Bumblebee

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Syndicator, May 6, 2021.

  1. Mattymo

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    ...and? So they should make a deco of a Japanese exclusive figure only available through importing based off the 37 year old cartoon it’s not attempting to emulate? Seriously what the fuck?

    if you want a G1 cartoon deco of this mold I have news for you, Walmart did it 2 years ago and it cost half what this one is.
     
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    Premium Finish ? Where?
     
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    Well he does look like the Netflix version. I guess I need to remind everyone that the show looked like garbage and they couldn't be bothered to use decent materials for the characters and they had zero shine or metallic to them. So, that's what we have.
     
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    Wow. People are really putting more stock into the Netflix show than the 80s original...

    I just don’t like the silver leg vents and think that paint should be used elsewhere.
     
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    No, it's just that you are failing to understand the intent of these figures
     
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    So much so that the show models still have all the 3 mm blast effect ports and 5 mm ports on their arms/legs/wherever!

    Although I'm pretty sure I could comfortably sleep inside those scaled-up 5 mm ports...
     
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    well...it is a show currently happening and I think there’s plenty other toys you have the complete option to get that can make you reminisce a near 40 year old cartoon. This is not that nor is it intending to be
     
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    Putting this in alt mode next to the Threezero Siege Prime could make for a pretty neat display, come to think of it. Same goes for the Netflix and Threezero Siege Megatrons.
     
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    Takara Tomy: - Optimus Prime has PREMIUM paint!

    Everyone: - N7FeGLHjVsDQY.gif


    Looking at Prime, the paint made me think the same thing, until I remembered most KOs of this mold have featured improved engineering and better paint than most official releases.
     
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  10. Mattymo

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    Explain what a premium figure should be since you and others think a screen accurate version is not
     
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    It does seem like "premium paint" is being mistaken for "looks fancy" instead of accurate (which it is)
     
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    My problems with the Premium Netflix Optimus are that the silver battle damage apps (which seem to be tampos this time) still look pretty cheap compared to other attempts they've made with the battle damage apps. Maybe that is screen accurate, because I haven't seen the show. I do like the silver fading around the edges though, since that's where most of the paint wear would realistically be.

    I might get this one. I think the green windows are an interesting contrast to the red chest in general, so it would be cool to get this one for that.
     
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    Everyone saying "this should have been the regular release" do realize that Siege Optimus was released a full year before the show was announced? Now if you want to make an argument that the voyager Netflix Optimus that came out for Earthrise should have been this mold and deco, I would agree. Personally, I don't care for the weird green windows and was kinda put off by the fact that the show somehow didn't match the toy.
     
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    I’m glad higher resolution pictures have been posted. Both are improvements but Bumblebee looks more substantial whereas Prime’s PF paint job is more subtle.

    Pass on both since I’m hoping for a more mold-accurate Bumblebee and I’m okay with the SIEGE Prime I already have.
     
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    This may be an unpopular opinion but it's a correct one. These aren't evergreens, they're War for Cybertron TV show figures.

    Apparently you hate it enough to call him a ho! (kidding. I understand languages! I swear!)
     
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    I don't even think they're painted. Pretty sure the grey vents are a different piece than the blue shins. I'm not at home so I can't verify but they look decidedly plastic and it would take paint away from elsewhere to get your desired look.
     
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    Like others have said, the specific purpose of this line is to be as close to the movie and War for Cybertron on-screen appearances as possible. If the leg vents are silver in that show, then they should absolutely be silver on this figure. G1 has nothing to do with this.
     
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    Actually I'm Santa Claus. Ho, ho.

    But specifically, the one from Weird Al's The Night Santa Went Crazy.

    You better not breathe
    You better not move
    You're better off dead I'm telling you dude
    Santa Claus is gunning you down
     
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    I don't see what exactly is so premium about these guys.
     
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    Maybe they coated it with these ? EF4B2E3C-963A-46BF-A7EA-83335CD08784.jpeg but they do seem fully painted or casted in matte plastic .