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Official Images of new Premium Series Blackout and Ironhide

Postby Skowl » Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:08 pm

Some official images have surfaced of the upcoming Premium Series Ironhide and Blackout from the Transformers Movie toyline. The images show both figures in vehicle and robot modes as well as our first look at the Premium series packaging. both figures will see a mass retail (these are not store exclusives) and will ship, according to the Entertainment Earth listing here, in April 2008.











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Re: Official Images of new Premium Series Blackout and Ironhide

Postby Megatron Wolf » Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:13 pm

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What the hell is up with Blackout? He looks like crap. Ironhide looks OK but i already have him and i plan on picking up the blue one anyway.
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Re: Official Images of new Premium Series Blackout and Ironhide

Postby Quaternion » Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:14 pm

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Um... I think I actually like the non-premium versions better, especially Blackout.

Megs is the only premium figure that I'm interested in. I held off buying the ugly non-premium one because I saw a recolor coming a mile away. These others aren't much of an improvement, me thinks.

They really should've hired Jin to design these!
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Re: Official Images of new Premium Series Blackout and Ironhide

Postby BLIX007 » Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:28 pm

I-) zzzzzZZZZZZZzzzzzzZZZZZ

I have yet to be impressed with any of the movie figures. I bought Blackout on a whim since he was my favorite character in the movie, but was so displeased with the crappy "auto morph technology" that I refuse to buy anymore.

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Re: Official Images of new Premium Series Blackout and Ironhide

Postby Nekoman » Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:36 pm

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Glad I passed on Blackout now, this one looks much better. I wonder if we’ll get premium game characters and protoforms?
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Re: Official Images of new Premium Series Blackout and Ironhide

Postby Hyper-Chicken » Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:45 pm

I never picked up Blackout so I'll probably pick up this one. I love his paint apps in alt mode but his bot mode paint apps leave something to be desired.
Blecch to Ironhide. I already have the first Voyager release and the paint apps are much better on that version.
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Re: Official Images of new Premium Series Blackout and Ironhide

Postby Wheelimus Prime » Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:59 pm

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Re: Official Images of new Premium Series Blackout and Ironhide

Postby i_amtrunks » Wed Jan 09, 2008 4:07 pm

I guess these guys will be good for those who missed them previously (and who still want Blackout for some strange reason...)

Just not enough of a difference to make them even a possible purchase.
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Re: Official Images of new Premium Series Blackout and Ironhide

Postby Jazzz » Wed Jan 09, 2008 4:28 pm

Blackout is less impressive than I was expecting.
though I like the metallic Scorponok and I haven't bought a Blackout yet.
This Ironhide looks less movie accurate than the original. And I already got an Ironhide.
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Re: Official Images of new Premium Series Blackout and Ironhide

Postby Stormrider » Wed Jan 09, 2008 4:31 pm

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What' the difference between that Blackout and the exclusive Takara one that you could get if you purchased the Transformers Movie in Japan?

They appear very similar.
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Re: Official Images of new Premium Series Blackout and Ironhide

Postby Grahf » Wed Jan 09, 2008 4:35 pm

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I'll pass on both of these. How could they make a crap figure like Blackout even worse. Ironhide is alright, but not twenty extra bucks alright.
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Re: Official Images of new Premium Series Blackout and Ironhide

Postby Menbailee » Wed Jan 09, 2008 4:49 pm

I never got Blackout before, so I might bother with him. He looks OK in alt mode, and his Skorponok mini-figure has a better paint job. Overall, though, I'm thinking these count more as re-releases to figures that thoroughly sold out than as legitimate repaints that they expect anyone to buy who already owns the first release. Can we bring out Animated earlier? Please?
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Re: Official Images of new Premium Series Blackout and Ironhide

Postby 80sgeek » Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:22 pm

Stormrider wrote:What' the difference between that Blackout and the exclusive Takara one that you could get if you purchased the Transformers Movie in Japan?

They appear very similar.


Looks like absolutely nothing. So those of you that spent the enormous amount of cash to get the Takara exclusive must be feelin like an ass now.
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Re: Official Images of new Premium Series Blackout and Ironhide

Postby Rijie » Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:31 pm

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Are those Blackout pics even accurate? I just looked a the Lawson's version yesterday, and that is an exact copy. It looks nothing like the one I have for preorder:

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... icture=out
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Re: Official Images of new Premium Series Blackout and Ironhide

Postby OptitronPrime » Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:59 pm

I still don't have Blackout so I'll probably get this one. I might get Ironhide just because the Allspark one is Blue and yellow colors of the Wolverines :evil: But I don't really need anpther Ironhide but most admit the smokestacks are doing it for me
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Re: Official Images of new Premium Series Blackout and Ironhide

Postby imotron » Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:23 pm

Interesting... Ironhide is a almost a most (I could get the first version) so, I have a second change in life
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Re: Official Images of new Premium Series Blackout and Ironhide

Postby Ninja Sixshot » Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:43 pm

just another cheap repaint that someone with extra cash would spend on.
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Re: Official Images of new Premium Series Blackout and Ironhide

Postby STngAR » Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:46 pm

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If this keeps on going like it is maybe they can sell us movie figs till TF2 comes out :(

Another reason I cant wait for Animated and Classics 2.0
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Re: Official Images of new Premium Series Blackout and Ironhide

Postby Starscreams bad comedy » Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:53 pm

LAME.

Do not want.

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Re: Official Images of new Premium Series Blackout and Ironhide

Postby Liege Evilmus » Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:06 pm

WOW, 2 mini scorponok improvements in one day!

I realy like the quality of the bot mode paint aps, just i'm not sure if I like them enough to purchase them again.
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Re: Official Images of new Premium Series Blackout and Ironhide

Postby Firebird » Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:45 pm

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For all the time and effort that Hasbro put into these "more accurate" premium figures we probably could have gotten larger scale versions of the deluxes. For example, the voyager Bonecrusher that we asked for at Botcon, and Alternator size Bumblebee, Barricade and maybe Jazz. Prehaps even a leader Blackout :-(

I know it is cheaper to just repaint the existing moulds but delaying new figures from universe and animated just to give us more of the same stuff with a few small differences from what we all bought 7 months ago in june just doesn't seem right.

That's what I think anyway, for what it's worth. I guess I just will be buying old G1 figures for the next 6 months.
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Re: Official Images of new Premium Series Blackout and Ironhide

Postby Omega Charge » Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:32 pm

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PorQPine wrote:Are those Blackout pics even accurate? I just looked a the Lawson's version yesterday, and that is an exact copy. It looks nothing like the one I have for preorder:

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... icture=out

That looks like normal Blackout...maybe the site doesn't have a pic yet.

So this is the Allspark powered "brought to life again" Blackout? That completes the list, right?
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Re: Official Images of new Premium Series Blackout and Ironhide

Postby Stormrider » Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:04 am

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PorQPine wrote:Are those Blackout pics even accurate? I just looked a the Lawson's version yesterday, and that is an exact copy. It looks nothing like the one I have for preorder:

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... icture=out



You are right. there is difference in arm coloring
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Re: Official Images of new Premium Series Blackout and Ironhide

Postby Rushie » Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:04 am

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The picture in the preorder link is indeed different from the original Blackout. You can see a red horizontal line on his tail in alt mode. He's also shiny, as in new-car shiny.

I'll have enough of this mold between my original, gritty Blackout (with paint wash and black limbs) and the upcoming Evac
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Re: Official Images of new Premium Series Blackout and Ironhide

Postby thedistinctroom » Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:48 am

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I sold my original Blackout and Ironhide a while ago. Now that these Premium's are coming out, I'm getting them again. 8)
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