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What are Premium series figures?

Postby shortround » Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:28 pm

I hope someone can answer what these figures are and what the big deal is about Premium series figures.
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Re: What are Premium series figures?

Postby First Gen » Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:34 pm

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They're supposed to be more "movie accurate" repaints and i,n some cases, remolds of the TFTM toyline. A new Prime with a new molded head along with BB. All repainted to look more like the movie counterparts.

The big deal? That part I can't help with.
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Re: What are Premium series figures?

Postby Agent 007 » Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:37 pm

well it's a chance for fane to get a more accurate figure. I'm getting Barricade due to his extra paint apps that's prolly it for me.
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Re: What are Premium series figures?

Postby Overcracker » Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:52 pm

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Wasn't the paint supposed to be metallic looking and shiny also. Like the Best Buy exclusives Megatron and Ratchet?
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Re: What are Premium series figures?

Postby DISCHARGE » Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:58 pm

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How do they plan on improving on Barricade?
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Re: What are Premium series figures?

Postby i_amtrunks » Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:13 pm

The only semi-decent point to the line is that those who were never able to get the figures in their first release will now be able to get the figures with decent paint apps on them.

Other than that, the line is a stupendous waste of time and money, and a bit of a kick in the teeth for collectors too.
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Re: What are Premium series figures?

Postby zemper » Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:21 pm

all the comments above are the HUMBLE OPINIONS of the said user only. 'nuff sed.
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Re: What are Premium series figures?

Postby tech348 » Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:17 pm

i_amtrunks wrote:
Other than that, the line is a stupendous waste of time and money, and a bit of a kick in the teeth for collectors too.


QFT when they should of put more resources to M.P. Starscream to be mass retail for those of us who are still trying to find one.
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Re: What are Premium series figures?

Postby Liege Evilmus » Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:23 pm

Agreed, Primes sword seems to be the highlight of this ENTIRE subline, and even still it's not that great.

I'm just figuring Hasbro wants no leftovers for the movie figures.
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Re: What are Premium series figures?

Postby shortround » Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:26 pm

Thanks to everyone who answered my question I think I will stay away from them like the plague. Although I do have one more question does any version premium optimus prime come with a sword.
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Re: What are Premium series figures?

Postby -Predaking- » Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:20 am

While I dislike the concept of Premium series (collectors like me who buys when the movie toys first come out have to either live with the crappier toy or sell and get the Premium) I may get it simply because I like the new paint app for Megatron. That makes two Megatrons that I'll be selling (movie and classics) to get the better version. Sigh.
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Re: What are Premium series figures?

Postby Autobot032 » Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:34 am

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Shortround wrote:What are Premium series figures?


A pointless drain on the wallet?

Further proof that Hasbro needs to step up their game for the next lines rather than use previous figures as a friggin' crutch?

Take your pick.
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Re: What are Premium series figures?

Postby Agent 007 » Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:13 pm

shortround wrote:Thanks to everyone who answered my question I think I will stay away from them like the plague. Although I do have one more question does any version premium optimus prime come with a sword.

yes the leader class has one.
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