United Optimus Prime or RTS Optimus Prime

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by ObukanMagnus, Oct 9, 2011.

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United Optimus Prime or RTS for maketoy's laser prime

  1. United

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  2. RTS

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    37.3%
  1. Slip►Stream

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    I own both versions and overall, I preffer the United version.
    However, I much preffer the orange windows and sword from the RTS version.
     
  2. Percy Harvin

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    Being new to the collecting scene, is the reason for the recolors from one to the other due to different marketing strategies? Sorry if it's been asked a million times before, it just seems interesting.
     
  3. process

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    Hasbro and Takara share molds, but often will release different decos.
     
  4. Percy Harvin

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    Yeah, I understand that, I'm curious what the reason is.
     
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    My understanding is that Takara caters more towards Japanese collectors, whereas Hasbro markets for mass-consumption towards children. Takara is also apparently more flexible with their budget, meaning their decos often feature additional paint apps, at a premium.
     
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    united has the best alt mode, but RTS blows it away in robot mode
     
  7. Star Saber

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    I also prefer the United version, but sadly it's currently waaaayy out of my price range. Good 3rd party add-ons are just crazy at making prices shoot up on these things. Hopefully Takara realizes this and makes a second run, because I'm not paying 100 dollars for a mass market toy that just came out a few months ago :p