Transformers Premium Finish Optimus Prime and Bumblebee

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

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  1. DubV

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    So it’s redder(ish), got faux cracked windshields, and has more damage/stains painted on it?
     
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    The only thing premium about this is the price point. I\'ll stick with my standard version 
     
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    I will buy the Premium Finish version WFC Trilogy Optimus Prime
     
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    I get what they are trying to do with the deco and show accuracy, I really do. I just do not understand why none of these official releases have given the fans what they want... Just one release, a single one, that has ZERO battle damage paint. I get that it is part of a plan to get you to buy Earthrise/Kingdom Optimus (who is sans battle damage) so this is what you get, but they have made their money from milking this mold. 3rd party should not have to come to the rescue every time. 
     
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  5. protohuman

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    Put a little clear yellow on the backside of the siege windshield and your done.
    Is this a lighter colored plastic than the Siege release or is it covered in a coat of lighter paint?
    BTW Siege Prime was rereleased very recently through amazon.com. Wonder if these are made simultaneously on the same assembly line.
     
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    This "premium" version is, at best, a lateral move from the regular Siege version. Somehow I find the deco on this one even more unsightly.
     
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  10. protohuman

    protohuman Primus was a pander

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    Premium finish or not, I just don’t find this deco appealing. Prefer the retail release.
     
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    Are there other premium finish toys? The only idea I have is they're doing more (say Jetfire who never got a grody deco) and using one box size to look good on a shelf.
     
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    Woof! They really didn't give a fart about alt mode, anything that's not on the face of the truck or using the robot legs is plain jane, I hadn't realized until seeing them together. The gray windows is so bad but that's in the show, someone gave that idea the thumbs up; I'm talking about the rest of the sides of the truck, they seem totally abandoned for deco despite the show showing considerable wear and tear. I know WFC made no use for disguises and alt modes, but they are still integral to the brand and important to some collectors. This is a $20 premium paint job, the least they could do is be thorough for that kind of money.

    ETA: ok, they did add the little white stripe, so the side is not completely ignored, but still pretty barren.

    Here's a close-up from the show as best as I could find on short notice.
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    I thought the premium version was on the right side. Yours looks so much better, and I like the mint color windows.

    it’s funny I don’t buy loose/used toys because they might have paint wear or marks over them. But I still have this Optimus on preorder, and these decors make me think of kids drawing on them
     
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    Thanks for the clear pics! Added to our news story. Looks great, but I have to be agree with some members here that the promotional pics looked better.
     
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    thanks mate , I think mine looks a smidge more natural … since it’s actual carvings :lol  but yeah also weird choice of grey they went with . It’s the same off tone grey as 86’s slug
    Want it with the rest of the “PF” stuff too ? :lol  F8EE26C0-505C-4258-A236-F7410AFCD497.jpeg 5904FA97-EB03-49A3-8684-D0177001D68D.jpeg B4209BBC-2793-4C14-BC4C-8F18DBF509B5.jpeg 14F404FA-A5C0-4E21-9AEA-3E60AD895AB5.jpeg B8B97D5C-7729-43FA-9417-173A6E5C4C7F.jpeg
     
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    So Optimus looks more like he did in the Terrible Trilogy, but can he swish his hips back and forth like a young woman doing a Tik Tok challenge?
    Can he make the worst possible decisions in any situation?
    To be completely show accurate he needs to be able to do both of those things.
     
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  19. vicious7171

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    Slightly-more premium paint job, way-more premium price tag.

    I kind of like the more-greenish blue tone used, the leg paint detail looks nice and the white stripe on the side of the alt-mode is pleasant.

    But those grey dots on the top of his chest are ugly, his arms and top of his torso are entirely too-clean for a battle-damaged version...I don't know. It's just kind of annoying to see a "premium" line be so half-assed.
     
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  20. SharkticonGod

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    Half of these will be on Clearance within the year.
     
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  21. TheAmazingBrave

    TheAmazingBrave 吾輩は猫である!!!

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    Was someone taking the piss when they put the Premium Finish next to a custom that looks three times better? I was confused for a second because I genuinely thought the custom was the premium finish and the other one was some other version I had somehow never heard of before.
     
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