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Postby Lord_Loqi » Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:17 am

It must be cheaper where you are. I've only seen it at toys are us, and they want 90 bucks for it. :cry: If I wasn't still recovering from botcon I'd consider buying it. I did drop 120 on starscream after all.
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Postby gawd6sic6 » Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:28 am

considering the whole thing is plastic.. or at least from when i looked at him it looked that way.. i dont think that he is worth what they are charging... i would like to have the base though...
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Postby TM Devastator » Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:16 pm

gawd6sic6 wrote:considering the whole thing is plastic.. or at least from when i looked at him it looked that way.. i dont think that he is worth what they are charging... i would like to have the base though...


Why do people still think he's made entirely out of plastic? It's simply not true, and it never was the plan to make him entirely out of plastic. He has all the same metal bits he always had.

As for the base, that thing is pretty but the "sound alike" voice the Hasbro people got sucks. The dude didn't even try to immitate Prime's voice.
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Postby Palamon » Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:28 pm

When I saw this guy was being re-released, I started to regret getting one of the older ones, which didn't have the ax or shoulder rest of megatron's gun.

But after seeing this guy in walmart, hearing the horriable base (no additional incentive to buy it what so ever) and seeing the cheesy paint job of dollar store red and bland gray replacing the chrome colors, I sure am glad I got mine off of ebay from when it was first released in the states.
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Postby AceBaur Prime » Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:38 pm

Thats one thing I wanted to know is his "grill/stomach" gray or chrome? it looks gray in the pics
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Postby Tramp » Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:46 pm

Palamon wrote:When I saw this guy was being re-released, I started to regret getting one of the older ones, which didn't have the ax or shoulder rest of megatron's gun.

But after seeing this guy in walmart, hearing the horriable base (no additional incentive to buy it what so ever) and seeing the cheesy paint job of dollar store red and bland gray replacing the chrome colors, I sure am glad I got mine off of ebay from when it was first released in the states.


Why E-Bay, I bought mine in the store when they first came out, and it did come with all the accessories including the stock for Megatron and the energy ax. You got an incomplete model.
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Postby gawd6sic6 » Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:09 pm

that things chest isnt metal.. its totally plastic.. so there is no way that it has the same amount of metal.. i was playing with one at TRU .. and there isnt nearly the same amount of metal.. no way!
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Postby Palamon » Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:58 am

Tramp wrote:Why E-Bay, I bought mine in the store when they first came out, and it did come with all the accessories including the stock for Megatron and the energy ax. You got an incomplete model.


I didn't even know the 20th anniversery prime existed until little less than a year ago. But when I saw him, I had to have him, but as you know, he usually runs about $80-$100 on ebay and not in stores anymore. But in my daily browsing, I noticed someone put up one with a starting bid of $60 and I guess, accidently selected the "buy it now" option, so I took advantage of it. Plus I'm not that big a fan of the energon ax and the stock for megatron is negligable. I'm more of an enthusiast than a collector so it didn't matter much to me.
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Postby TM Devastator » Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:59 am

gawd6sic6 wrote:that things chest isnt metal.. its totally plastic.. so there is no way that it has the same amount of metal.. i was playing with one at TRU .. and there isnt nearly the same amount of metal.. no way!


Darn you poot! I opened mine up just to make sure and the chest is made of metal. Also, how dare you open up a toy at Toys R Us that you weren't going to buy!
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Postby Gryphman » Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:56 pm

Devastator wrote:
gawd6sic6 wrote:that things chest isnt metal.. its totally plastic.. so there is no way that it has the same amount of metal.. i was playing with one at TRU .. and there isnt nearly the same amount of metal.. no way!


Darn you poot! I opened mine up just to make sure and the chest is made of metal. Also, how dare you open up a toy at Toys R Us that you weren't going to buy!


Obviously he didn't if he couldn't tell the chest was metal. lol
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Postby Hobbyist Prime » Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:23 am

I think I'd rather save up and get the Japanese version with the trailer!!!
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Postby tentagil » Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:58 am

Hobbyist Prime wrote:I think I'd rather save up and get the Japanese version with the trailer!!!


From what I've seen and from talking to some people who got it the trailer isn't that impressive. The KO one that you can find on Ebay is actually better in alot of ways.
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Postby gawd6sic6 » Sun Oct 29, 2006 1:32 pm

that knock off one.. ROCKS! have had it for around a year now.. and i love the thing.. its a little bigger than the official one or the just toys one. and the spring action for roller.. really sends him FLYING lol.
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Postby tentagil » Sun Oct 29, 2006 5:00 pm

I actually jsut sold my KO trailer. it was pretty cool, but I realized that I jsut didn't have room to display it, and really didn't care that much about it. Its been in a box for months and thus ended up in my sale list with all the other figures that I'd rather sell to someone who cares then waste away in a box.
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Postby gawd6sic6 » Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:31 pm

i randomly found it on ebay,.. got it shipped to me from HK for $125 ....just search ebay for masterpiece trailer. thats how i found mine.
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Postby Hobbyist Prime » Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:49 pm

$125!!!!! D'OH

That's a pricey KO!!!!! Mabye I'll just build one for my 20th prime.
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Postby gawd6sic6 » Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:30 pm

thats also paying like $30+ for airmail from HK... its worth it.. great make. great plastic. all the stickers. its all there.. so if you can find it cheap get it!
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Postby gawd6sic6 » Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:47 pm

yeah .. the red is .. a bit different..
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Postby Lycantendencies » Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:56 pm

Asphalt wrote:gawd who did you get it from on the Bay?

I bought mine from a seller named Sky Lynx1978.

http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZsky_lynx1978QQhtZ-1
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Postby Lycantendencies » Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:36 pm

Asphalt wrote:how do you like it? hows teh quality?

I love it.
Size wise it's perfect for both MP Prime and Alts. The BTA figurines fit in roller almost perfectly.
And as someone else said, roller flies. I think he's cleared about 5 ft.
The command centre part looks better than the official version as it stays all blue and it's missiles clear a ft or two too.

Quality wise it feels as solid as the G1 version, nice and sturdy with stiff joints.

I was actually going to buy the official version too, but I was so happy with it, I dropped my plans to get the official MP-04.
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Postby gawd6sic6 » Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:24 pm

its really sturdy plastic.. very well made KO... and its really long.. so i personally think that it looks a bit better.
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Postby AceBaur Prime » Sat Nov 11, 2006 3:53 pm

Well got my first look at the new prime and he's definately not nearly as cool as the orginal release, he looks like he's entirely plastic (I know hes got diecast but it looks like cheap plastic) I can't believe they are charging 90 bucks for this thing. non of the paint on him is shiny and just looks cheap in general. Not to mention the voice sounds on it suck
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Postby AceBaur Prime » Sat Nov 11, 2006 5:37 pm

So far TRU is the only retailer in my area that I've seen carry it
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Postby AceBaur Prime » Sat Nov 11, 2006 8:58 pm

That is weird, i was at the walmart near me last week and they didn't have anything other than a few cybertron figs, not even any classics
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Postby grimlockprime108 » Sun Nov 12, 2006 8:52 am

AceBaur Prime wrote:That is weird, i was at the walmart near me last week and they didn't have anything other than a few cybertron figs, not even any classics

really mine is loaded to the gills with mp prime
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