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Postby Caelus » Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:48 pm

It'd be nice if it came through the States, but I doubt it will. Still, it has to show up as a repaint eventually, which is fine by me b/c that isn't the worlds best paint job.
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Postby Down_Shift » Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:49 pm

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I personally really liked the Prime out of the two pack. A lot of people complained about the upper torso being weak and floppy. But if you pull the trigger that spins the upper torso out until you hear a click it locks into place. Makes for a much nicer figure.

If this is an american release then I'm assuming we can see the same for Prime, Skywarp and Ultra Magnus as a wave four.

Does hasbro do Japanese exclusives?
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Postby Ninja Sixshot » Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:59 pm

id probably get the 2-pack and leave it misb
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Postby ShGarland_1383 » Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:08 pm

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Down_Shift wrote:A lot of people complained about the upper torso being weak and floppy. But if you pull the trigger that spins the upper torso out until you hear a click it locks into place. Makes for a much nicer figure.

That's another problem I have with UB Prime. I'm gonna have to try that tip.
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Postby Hotrod » Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:12 pm

ShGarland_1383 wrote:
Down_Shift wrote:A lot of people complained about the upper torso being weak and floppy. But if you pull the trigger that spins the upper torso out until you hear a click it locks into place. Makes for a much nicer figure.

That's another problem I have with UB Prime. I'm gonna have to try that tip.


I just did and it works.
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Postby Down_Shift » Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:20 pm

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Hotrod wrote:
ShGarland_1383 wrote:
Down_Shift wrote:A lot of people complained about the upper torso being weak and floppy. But if you pull the trigger that spins the upper torso out until you hear a click it locks into place. Makes for a much nicer figure.

That's another problem I have with UB Prime. I'm gonna have to try that tip.


I just did and it works.


I think it makes it a much better figure. It looks great next to Hotrod. But don't thank me, thank Maywire or Azura or what ever the hell she's calling herself nowadays.
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Postby Hotrod » Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:22 pm

Down_Shift wrote:
Hotrod wrote:
ShGarland_1383 wrote:
Down_Shift wrote:A lot of people complained about the upper torso being weak and floppy. But if you pull the trigger that spins the upper torso out until you hear a click it locks into place. Makes for a much nicer figure.

That's another problem I have with UB Prime. I'm gonna have to try that tip.


I just did and it works.


I think it makes it a much better figure. It looks great next to Hotrod. But don't thank me, thank Maywire or Azura or what ever the hell she's calling herself nowadays.


Well who ever figures it out, thank you. It makes a big difference in the quality of the Prime.
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Postby featofstrength » Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:25 pm

i have the 2 pack, and enjoy it quite a bit. And i like Prime, his truck form is a bit weak, but i like him.
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Postby ShGarland_1383 » Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:25 pm

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Cujo wrote:does this mean that there might be a wave 4.......

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I wouldn't mind if there was a wave 4. I'm sure I've asked before if there was other new stuff besides what we know about. To pick some stuff I'd like to see, Arcee; the Seacons; cassettes packed like a mini-con team to go with Soundwave (my picks would be either Rat-Bat, Rumble and Frenzy or the Kiss Players as Decepticons without the CD); and Springer to have an Autobot triple-changer to oppose Astrotrain. I can come up with a bunch more, but this is supposed to be a filler line between Cybertron and the movie, right?

Devastator and Soundwave haven't shipped yet (which could count as a wave 4 at this rate dispite being exclusives), but as long as we have till the movie I think there should be at least 1 more wave besides that.....

Just my opinion for whatever my two bits are worth.
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Postby Nemesis Primal » Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:29 pm

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Down_Shift wrote:If this is an american release then I'm assuming we can see the same for Prime, Skywarp and Ultra Magnus as a wave four.


I doubt that it is, goven its international-style packcaging, but if it does see realse in th US, than to go with it... Prime, maybe. Magnus and Skywarp, though, no. Hasbro wouldn't risk ticking off Target by mass-distributing an exclusive like that.
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Postby ShGarland_1383 » Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:03 pm

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Down_Shift wrote:But if you pull the trigger that spins the upper torso out until you hear a click it locks into place. Makes for a much nicer figure.

Thanks, Down Shift. I just tried it, and it works just prime (no pun intended).
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Doesn't fix my problem with the waist when I'm transforming the figure; I've got to admit however that it's every bit as much me as it is how tight the piece that comes off is.
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Postby Down_Shift » Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:11 pm

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Down_Shift wrote:If this is an american release then I'm assuming we can see the same for Prime, Skywarp and Ultra Magnus as a wave four.


I doubt that it is, goven its international-style packcaging, but if it does see realse in th US, than to go with it... Prime, maybe. Magnus and Skywarp, though, no. Hasbro wouldn't risk ticking off Target by mass-distributing an exclusive like that.


Target had exclusive sales of a two pack, not of the individual figures. If Hasbro wanted to, they could release the single figures tomorrow. Im sure they have good enough lawyers to handle anything like that anyways :P Besides, if they were to be released in wave "four" that would be quite some time after the release of a two pack that deffinatly won't be a shelf warmer.
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Postby Emperor Primacron the 1st » Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:19 pm

featofstrength wrote:i have the 2 pack, and enjoy it quite a bit. And i like Prime, his truck form is a bit weak, but i like him.


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Postby tacogrande » Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:27 pm

Haha, I just bought this set today. I finally broke down and bought it. But it was the Prime I wanted and not the megatron. I personally like the look of this prime more than classics prime. It looks more traditional g1. I don't play with my toys so it makes no difference to me if he's floppy. The only thing I don't care for is the weak transformation, his alt mode sucks. But eh, better than nothing.
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Postby City Commander » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:48 am

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Clever. But pointless. I like both figures anyway.
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Postby Fang Wolf » Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:14 am

Still not mass released in AUS, so I'd kill for it, same as Jetfire.
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Postby Glyph » Thu Feb 01, 2007 3:22 am

Since I'm more interested in the Megatron anyway and the I'm unlikely to see the two-pack unless it turns up randomly in The Entertainer or something (like the CostCo Armada-to-Energon "Prowl" vs Starscream pack did), I'd snap it up if he got a UK release as a Deluxe.
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Postby ShockwaveUK » Thu Feb 01, 2007 3:26 am

Glyph wrote:Since I'm more interested in the Megatron anyway and the I'm unlikely to see the two-pack unless it turns up randomly in The Entertainer or something (like the CostCo Armada-to-Energon "Prowl" vs Starscream pack did), I'd snap it up if he got a UK release as a Deluxe.


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Postby Glyph » Thu Feb 01, 2007 3:27 am

Well, that'll teach me to look! :lol:

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Or think, since now that you've mentioned it I remember seeing it. #-o
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Postby skywarp-2 » Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:23 am

you know, i just wish for a moment, that the cheap..Optimus prime repainted Ultra Magnus was actually an almost accurate Ultra Magnus figure!! I'm sooo tired of seeing repainted primes that are simply dubbed Ultra-Magnus!!! Its not fair, remold him, update him, but don't go cheap and repaint Optimus Prime over, and Over, and Over, and over again....we have enough repaints to buy with the seekers... could we not have the same issue with Ultra Magnus?? I want Hasbro tot do a fully posable and show accurate G-1 Ultra Magnus Classics toy, instead of the friggin repaint of classics Prime..Not that its bad, but come on!!!
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Postby Dagon » Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:12 am

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To try and break up the negativity, the UB set grows on me more and more. Not the biggest fan of Prime, but in general I don't like Prime or his figure incarnations. When I first got the set I really just wanted Megatron, and then he fell out of favor and then regained it. I mean, these figures are what they are, and that seems to be cheap figures thrown together for the sake of either an exclusive release or as marketing tools. G1 Megatron was a gun, so original Classics was a gun, but original Classics Prime is less G1 like than the 2 pack Prime. I don't know. Just an observation with no real point included.
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Postby Hairball178 » Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:32 pm

I don't own the 2-pack yet, but if Optimus were repainted like Magnus and repackaged with a car carrier (see where I'm going with this already?) as part of the Voyager-class would it be more in-scale as a true Classics Ultra Magnus?
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