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First Pics of Premium Class Optimus Prime

Transformers News: First Pics of Premium Class Optimus Prime

Monday, January 14th, 2008 10:51PM CST

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A picture has surfaced of the upcoming release of the Premium Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime. IN addition to more detailed paint apps, he gets a remolded head and a sword like from the movie!

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Re: First Pics of Premium Class Optimus Prime (604579)
Posted by Supreme Convoy on January 14th, 2008 @ 11:03pm CST
Wish there was a closer picture of the remolded head. I'd like to see how different it looks.
Re: First Pics of Premium Class Optimus Prime (604581)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on January 14th, 2008 @ 11:05pm CST
I'd rather get NightWatch Prime.

You'd also think that a Premium Figure would have a Premium package.

I hope the new head and half assed sword make Hasbro alot more money.

However if they want my buck again, I want alot more bang!
Re: First Pics of Premium Class Optimus Prime (604600)
Posted by tom brokaw on January 15th, 2008 @ 12:00am CST
Supreme Convoy wrote:Wish there was a closer picture of the remolded head. I'd like to see how different it looks.

same here.... but from the looks of its, its doesnt look too diffferent from the original one, if anything it just looks more pointy and defined
Re: First Pics of Premium Class Optimus Prime (604610)
Posted by MUGENDC5 on January 15th, 2008 @ 12:14am CST
WTH!!!! :shock: Man! Whats wrong with Hasbro. Sword wise they should have just sold it seperately, paint apps. I'd rather get Nightwatch prime like what Liege said. Anybody in here as more pics on this, specially in vechile mode.
Re: First Pics of Premium Class Optimus Prime (604612)
Posted by Methusalen on January 15th, 2008 @ 12:19am CST
See? Now I'm glad I passed on the first Leader Class Prime. The fact that this one's coming out with the sword is cool, since there will be more than just a new paint scheme differentiating my Nightwatch Prime & this one (when I get my hands on this Premium Leader Prime :APPLAUSE: )...
Re: First Pics of Premium Class Optimus Prime (604615)
Posted by bran10 on January 15th, 2008 @ 12:31am CST
dude, I wanted to get this one, kinda thinking about it now. I missed the initial released one... But I don't know if the sword changes back into the hand or not.... not really a significant color change, unlike the other premiums thus far... The head is ehh, not bad, but in alt mode, they cut two holes on top so that the antennas stick out. I dont think seibertron have the alt mode picture, but tfw has it/
Re: First Pics of Premium Class Optimus Prime (604628)
Posted by Lapse Of Reason on January 15th, 2008 @ 1:07am CST
This is the first one I wanted to get.

Instead I got Robovision Prime, then the Leader Prime, then I even picked up First Strike Prime (to go with the other G1 homages).

Finally, the only movie Prime I ever truly wanted is coming. I wish I would have known about the premium version before buying my original leader class.

Looks like I will be selling my leader prime and robovision prime to get the money for this one.

I was in the same boat with Megatron, except I never bought the original Voyager.
Re: First Pics of Premium Class Optimus Prime (604639)
Posted by SolCross on January 15th, 2008 @ 1:41am CST
Sorry I'm noob, but when are these two coming out? I really want Premium Night Watch Optimus Prime and I don't want to miss out like I did with the Classics figures.
Re: First Pics of Premium Class Optimus Prime (604675)
Posted by Grahf on January 15th, 2008 @ 3:21am CST
I think that I'll get a stalker Prime instead. I can just add silver paint to my original and make a sword myself if I really want to. As far as this premium series is concerned, I doubt that I'll even try to hunt any down. I'm satisfied with my originals for the most part.
Re: First Pics of Premium Class Optimus Prime (604697)
Posted by Uniprimus on January 15th, 2008 @ 5:39am CST
What? The sword in the movie was yellow/orange and silver. This one's all blue!
Re: First Pics of Premium Class Optimus Prime (604828)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on January 15th, 2008 @ 10:02am CST
How is average Joe consumer going to tell this apart from the other Optimus at a glance. I mean, really. "Hmm... wasn't this the same one that was here back before Xmas? They must not have sold... wonder why it's not on clearance..."

If you're going to have a new feature, promote it on the package! At least put a sticker on it, for Primus' sake!
Re: First Pics of Premium Class Optimus Prime (604857)
Posted by First-Aid on January 15th, 2008 @ 10:32am CST
I have to wonder: when Hasbro did the original figures, did they perhaps not have the final versions to be used in the movie meaning the detailing for the entire first series was incorrect...thus we have the "Premiere" line- a line that is completely correct in its detailing. ILM must have made some final touches along the way, leading to minor differences between the toys produced by Hasbro initially for the movie. As a result we got figures that were a bit off from the final movie product.
Re: First Pics of Premium Class Optimus Prime (604927)
Posted by Sgt.Schnitzel on January 15th, 2008 @ 11:31am CST
Why are one of wheels missing?

Anyways I hope the sword can fold backwards and store itself into his hand. I passed on the first release. So I might consider getting this one.
Re: First Pics of Premium Class Optimus Prime (604997)
Posted by CMP on January 15th, 2008 @ 12:29pm CST
I may, get.
Re: First Pics of Premium Class Optimus Prime (604998)
Posted by Crosscheck on January 15th, 2008 @ 12:31pm CST
Sgt.Schnitzel wrote:Why are one of wheels missing?

Anyways I hope the sword can fold backwards and store itself into his hand. I passed on the first release. So I might consider getting this one.

One of the wheels is blending into the background of the box. I still would rather have the gun than the sword. Though if someone mass produces replicas, I will probably pick one up.
Re: First Pics of Premium Class Optimus Prime (605043)
Posted by robotrik on January 15th, 2008 @ 1:18pm CST
I think i might be getting this one but that means i will probably sell the leader prime i already have. anyway i wish to see the new Megs... now that one... hmm i'll get for sure since i don't have a leader Megs yet.
Re: First Pics of Premium Class Optimus Prime (605054)
Posted by omega666 on January 15th, 2008 @ 1:32pm CST
I already customized my Prime so I'll skip this one. I would like the sword. It would be nice if it was sold separately
Re: First Pics of Premium Class Optimus Prime (605159)
Posted by dragons on January 15th, 2008 @ 3:56pm CST
here are some better images of this figuer in and oput of the package at bigbadtoystore.com link below with me i will only getting a feew figures of this set prime, mgetaron, maybe, blackout,becuase of scorponiock repaint, bumblebee definatly that would be it for me like to see more of this set soon starscream might look the same hes on my maybe list


http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS14831&mode=retail&picture=aux1
Re: First Pics of Premium Class Optimus Prime (605434)
Posted by rpetras on January 15th, 2008 @ 8:48pm CST
I like it, but I don't think I like it $40 more than the one I already have :?
Re: First Pics of Premium Class Optimus Prime (605444)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on January 15th, 2008 @ 8:59pm CST
Not impressed with the head, the sword...

Now I'm keeping my Nightwatch Prime FOR SURE!!!!


I hope Premium SS and Jazz deliver more than this Prime.
Otherwise I'll get a reg. SS and hunt for a G1 painted Jazz on the 'ol ebay.
Re: First Pics of Premium Class Optimus Prime (605518)
Posted by darockk on January 15th, 2008 @ 10:28pm CST
Sgt.Schnitzel wrote:Why are one of wheels missing?

.

i see 6 wheels?
Re: First Pics of Premium Class Optimus Prime (605611)
Posted by olokin on January 16th, 2008 @ 2:13am CST
Doesn't look all that different from the original release. Except for the sword, it looks like Hasbro in this one. It seems the only premium in this figure is the price.
Re: First Pics of Premium Class Optimus Prime (605636)
Posted by AlienQuiksilver on January 16th, 2008 @ 3:47am CST
What a sneaky way to sell that sword! I'm actually going to pass on this one. Like others have said ... it doesn't look all that different from the original.

(As far as the pictures go ... anyway.)

I'll make my final decision when I actually see it with my own eyes.
Re: First Pics of Premium Class Optimus Prime (606017)
Posted by Spindash54 on January 16th, 2008 @ 12:54pm CST
As I've said before, I will only buy this if they made his LED's blue like they're supposed to be.

I'm not going to half-kill myself to take him apart AGAIN to give him the right color eyes.
Re: First Pics of Premium Class Optimus Prime (606066)
Posted by woosh on January 16th, 2008 @ 1:57pm CST
someone should put comparison pics after purchasing one of those.
Re: First Pics of Premium Class Optimus Prime (607526)
Posted by mineralblue on January 18th, 2008 @ 9:05am CST
Totally lame... for a 'premium' figure, I expected something at least packaged and painted like the Best Buy exclusive metallic Ratchet and Megatron... this looks nearly identical to the normal Leader Prime... and I like prime with the gun...

I'm glad I didn't wait... I am perfectly happy with my Leader Prime.
Re: First Pics of Premium Class Optimus Prime (608879)
Posted by Sideshow Sideswipe on January 19th, 2008 @ 8:49pm CST
I passed on the first prime and I am most certainly getting this one.
Re: First Pics of Premium Class Optimus Prime (608925)
Posted by Anonymous. on January 19th, 2008 @ 9:32pm CST
At first, I liked that sword. But really, I don't want to shell out another $50 for it.
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