Transformers Premium Finish Optimus Prime and Bumblebee

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

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  1. Pixelmaster

    Pixelmaster >implying toys are good

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  2. Big Convoy XIII

    Big Convoy XIII The One Man Army

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    I do apologize, but I missed the part that made this 'premium'.. Because if they're talking about the boring-as-all-hell colors, the painted cracks on the Windows & the battle damage most people will likely remove.. Then no. I missed the part where this is supposed to be premium. I've seen better custom jobs than that done by people who wanted to do it for fun.. Not to knock anybody who might be excited for this, but to me that just isn't worth the $50 price tag, sorry not sorry.
     
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  3. Pixelmaster

    Pixelmaster >implying toys are good

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    But they’re accurate to the Netflix show... that’s the entire point of the line.
     
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    And my point is it doesn't look much different than the standard figure that was released for half the price. It has a brighter color scheme & they somehow managed to make the cracked windows in his chest look worse. In my opinion, there was nothing wrong with the standard figure & this just feels like a desperate cash grab. If it were premium, they would have at least made the cracks in the windows look more authentic than simply painting them on.
     
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  5. octobotimus

    octobotimus Bad company ruins good morals

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    Tbh that Netflix prime is the only one that looks semi premium in the line. It’s the rest of them that look like the retail released figures just pointlessly covered in paint that adds nothing.
     
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  6. Yellow Shirted Kid

    Yellow Shirted Kid His name is Devastator, not Brawl

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    This comment aged nicely.
     
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  7. Yellow Shirted Kid

    Yellow Shirted Kid His name is Devastator, not Brawl

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    Looks like they are doing him and Jetfire as well
     
  8. Bakarina

    Bakarina Unapologetic Megatron Fangirl

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    I guess I thought the whole thing would be painted considering the near 100% price increase. Paint isn't free but it sure as hell doesn't double the cost of a figure outright just slapping an extra drop here and there.
     
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  9. Jhund

    Jhund Screws>Pins

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    Only the details are painted in , there’s some general improvements over the Siege figure. The side panels on the legs and that form under truck flaps and cover the sides of the trucks , are now on what feels like soft ratchets.

    Overall every joint feels tighter now compared to siege’s , eg* my siege’s hands weren’t tight enough to hold the axe without swivelling out of place ymmv there, but the PF one is secure and tight enough to hold it in place .


    As for accuracy it’s about there but if you go into details , PF is still missing optimus’s left shoulder scar , the neck is still grey instead of red , the elbow joint isn’t painted grey , and the axe is still not painted correctly to match screen accuracy . 3F1AE925-0436-4C1A-909F-2D54C4D7F11C.jpeg 74092D4E-633B-41FC-9D61-2A0A682DA253.jpeg 662B3363-216D-401E-B2E3-C22AAA3EE879.jpeg 4C44A5A1-03FF-404B-B89D-1C05006EA1D1.jpeg F0096881-A2E1-479D-B8BF-D463F9270D6B.jpeg 51138249-0F9B-4F7B-A518-D92C7CE841BE.jpeg 61AB7EE0-405A-4AFE-B78E-E9860595B909.jpeg 75CFC63D-9FD2-40DD-AB6B-EFE30B47C351.jpeg 74739888-13A2-4A0C-8436-AD8841F24719.jpeg 21D0F024-50CB-466F-8025-0544C37979E5.jpeg 0CD19E24-BDC0-4285-A94B-758BE601A994.jpeg 4D470B3A-68C8-40C4-B858-52E6F60BD319.jpeg 9F2B0926-8594-4233-BFBA-8F1524D17BCD.jpeg
     
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  10. yvk2000

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    I honestly kinda feel cheated by Takara’s promotional images.
     
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  11. lord ginrai

    lord ginrai D-list Decepticon

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    The Premium Finish figures are priced about 20~30% higher than current Japanese mainline figure prices. I agree it's steep and it's debatable whether they are worth it, but the 100% price increase that people keep mentioning is extremely hyperbolic.
     
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  12. Pixelmaster

    Pixelmaster >implying toys are good

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    Yeah, 50 USD is abolutely bonkers for what is essentially an LG tier release in terms of effort, and even as the previous comments said its not even 100% accurate to the Netflix show. I only bit the bullet because it was 40 USD in a store that had him up for PO.
     
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    Is it due to import fees ? Optimus was essentially the same price as your usual voyager class here at 43?usd , only bee was priced 30% higher.
     
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    It's a Takara product for their domestic home market not ours. Thus pricing aligns within that sphere and it's only c25% more.

    The fact we can import into our UK/EU/US markets doesn't make it comparable on pricing with Hasbro's WFC Siege version, which incidentally also launched before the recent substantive price hikes.

    I think it looks good and certainly more show accurate than the original.

    The photo style printed damage tends to look much better in person when your eyes are resolving it at a normal range. The problem with pictures are they provide a level of zoom & clarity not achieved in hand. I certainly found this with my premium spoiler pack megatron.
     
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  15. Bakarina

    Bakarina Unapologetic Megatron Fangirl

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    Well maybe it works different in Japan son but here in the US Siege Optimus was $30. So yeah. Paying $55 for a repaint is practically double to us.
     
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  16. lord ginrai

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    In the same way that it would more expensive for us here in Japan to import a US retail item.
    It sucks that you need to pay more, but it is simply not the case that TakaraTomy is charging double for this repaint. Son.
     
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    If nothing else, really like the green windows on it. Might switch over the retail prime to a diaclone shelf and use this as prime if I get this
     
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    look at all that space I can make better toy package idea to cut down on cost package these toys maybe price buy them be few dollars less what waste
     
  19. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Proud grandpa

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    I still wish that they would've put Dinobot in this line with better paint apps.

    Oh well....one day Dinobot....one day.
     
  20. RVDA

    RVDA Toy Designer.

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    Same to be honest. Lighting really made it look entirely different.

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