Transformers Premium Finish Optimus Prime and Bumblebee

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

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  1. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Content Contributor Veteran

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    I hope if and when Hasbro/Takara ever decide to make an accurate Studio Series 2018 Bumblebee, they use this paint job or at least something close, the dark grey makes a world of difference.
     
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  2. TheTornSideswipeFan

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    It IS painted very well, that Bumblebee... But that backpack will always be a deal breaker
     
  3. Astrotrain52

    Astrotrain52 Banned

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    It is accurate, to the original Bumblebee 2018 film concept art. Blame Travis Knight for changing the design at the last minute.
     
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    I realize this is a redeco, but it’s still funny we continue to get Bumblebee toys in 2021 where he has the door wings in robot mode
     
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    Frankly, I’m not blaming him for anything. He’s easily the best thing that happened to the live-action movies, change my mind. :D 
     
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    Some of the design choices for the robots had me raising eyebrows (a rather rotund, almost too-childish-looking Bumblebee being one of them. It's like as soon as Bumblebee lost his voice he de-aged into a toddler).

    That said, he totally fixed the tone of the films.
     
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    Looks amazing but I had to cancel my pre order along with all the other premium finish figures in order to account for some over spending I did a bit ago. Hopefully I will get the chance to nab this guy later down the line somehow.
     
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    Welp...that's it.
     
  9. Cykill 1

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    If this is supposed to be a Premium Finish in coloring, why its the hood and the roof of the car a different color than the sides of the car?  You can clearly see they are two different yellows.  For the amount they are asking for this upgrade, then I would expect them to keep their promises.
     
  10. Optitron98

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    I thought Cliffjumper showed us that sometimes new molds are way better than retools
     
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  11. Pixelmaster

    Pixelmaster >implying toys are good

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  13. octobotimus

    octobotimus Bad company ruins good morals

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    Literally every single toy released along side films has been inaccurate. They always use concept art that changes later, no matter the director.
     
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    That first photo, FOCUS FOCUS...
     
  15. megatroptimus

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    Not sure that looks premium to me...
     
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    Which is why they're planning to do the SS ROTB figures in '23, for the sake of accuracy, so we don't get any more dumpster fires like with the early BB figs. Namely VW Bee, Copter Dropkick, and Car Shatter
     
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    Never had an issue with the OG Siege toys having the battle decos, but they sure made the Netflix figs and these TakTom offerings much less enjoyable/desirable to me... Which is a shame because I think they all looked good!
     
  18. JT-bob

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    Why does it look like that Premium Finish Optimus has stickers for most of the tampo hits? The Autobot sigil, the damage at the bottom of the figure's right chest panel that hangs just under the edge of the part, there's borders on nearly everything, even the clear ones over the windshield, that's really odd.

    Anyway, aside from the oddity of that, it looks a little more premium of a finish than SS Bumblebee, but stuff like the gray side windows, and some paint glop and damage to the gray parts, does hold it back a little.
     
  19. Johntimus Prime

    Johntimus Prime Where's my perfect Legends-scale Ultra Magnus?

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    $50 for a figure that looks like it's had random paint applied to it in a haphazard manner...I imagine it'd be easier to grab a stock Siege Prime and do the weathering yourself.
     
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    The intention is good. But the photo finish paint technology is not there yet.

    When the tech catches up with higher resolution photo finish then that will be the right time to collect these premium/perfect finish collectibles.
     
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