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Transformers News: New Premium Series Movie Toys

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007 10:38PM CST

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It seems that the Real gear line is not the only current line that Hasbro plans to repaint to death...

Thanks to a scan of the upcoming issue of Lee's Toy Review it seems that there will be a new line of repaints of the
Transformers Movie toys to be released in the near future.

The line will be called the "Premium Series" and figures already released in the line contain Robovision Prime, and Voyager Ratchet and Megatron figures.

New figures will include:
- Deluxe Barricade, Jazz and Concept Bumblebee
- Voyager Deep Space Starscream (Target exclusive), Ironhide, and Blackout
- Leaders Optimus Prime and Megatron.

All figures in the new Premium line will have additional paint applications and details, with some also gaining new metallic finishes.
Leader Optimus Prime has been confirmed to come with a sword, and both Leader Class figures appear to have new head sculpts as well.

As yet no release date's prices or "store exclusive" information has been released, but stay tuned to Seibertron.com for more information as it comes.

To read the Original Thread, please click here.
To check out the Scan with images of the upcoming figures, please click here.
Credit(s): Briggs, allspark.com
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Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487215)
Posted by i_amtrunks on December 2nd, 2007 @ 10:41pm CST
Front Paged and Credited.

So it seems we now know why the Animated line has been pushed back so far, Hasbro wants to milk the Movie line for all it is worth.

I will be skipping the majority, if not all of this line for two reasons, firstly one version of most of the movie toys is more than enough and secondly to discourage Hasbro from making better versions after releasing inferior quality versions of the exact same products for 6-9 months beforehand.
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487220)
Posted by Briggs on December 2nd, 2007 @ 10:44pm CST
i_amtrunks wrote:Front Paged and Credited.

So it seems we now know why the Animated line has been pushed back so far, Hasbro wants to milk the Movie line for all it is worth.

I will be skipping the majority, if not all of this line for two reasons, firstly one version of most of the movie toys is more than enough and secondly to discourage Hasbro from making better versions after releasing inferior quality versions of the exact same products for 6-9 months beforehand.


*signed* I've decided to just repaint what I need to.

Well, maybe just Jazz. And Bumblebee.

Might want tha Prime head and sword too.

Ahghhh.. must stand my ground.
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487221)
Posted by zemper on December 2nd, 2007 @ 10:46pm CST
wow. Hasbro can really make the old toys go blonk in comparison to the new ones. how come they couldn't have included Prime's sword in the original release? and how come the paint apps may these toys look freaky awesome?

yeah right, i'll end my rant here. will get stumped again by the others who'll hit us again with Hasbro-this, Hasbro-that mumbo-jumbo and say we're whining again.

i give up on the movie line. just not worth going the extra mile, only to have something much better replace the old ones. that is, until i can get my grubby hands on some of the Autobots...



:MAX:
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487225)
Posted by Quaternion on December 2nd, 2007 @ 10:54pm CST
Ha! I knew it! That is why I never bought the original leader megs. That and he looked really really stupid.

That's how Hasbro gets you!
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487233)
Posted by Sentinel Pax on December 2nd, 2007 @ 11:01pm CST
Optimus' new head looks kind of weird. Megatron looks a lot better than the original release. Wonder how well these will sell, or if people will avoid buying more of the same figures.
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487237)
Posted by Zeds on December 2nd, 2007 @ 11:03pm CST
Look forward to seeing what they all look like.
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487245)
Posted by Bluesummers on December 2nd, 2007 @ 11:07pm CST
Can someone mirror the images? The link now says "Under construction..."
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487259)
Posted by Geekee1 on December 2nd, 2007 @ 11:22pm CST
I really don't want to buy anymore movie molds. I guess I'll wait to see them in person before I decide to buy.
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487261)
Posted by skywarp-2 on December 2nd, 2007 @ 11:23pm CST
nice!!!:grin:
Briggs wrote:Kinda cool, but kinda ticks me off. Will think twice now before I go and buy anymore Transformers. Would much rather have these then the ones we all bought previously.

http://www.allspark.com/news/new-transf ... 71202.html

(enjoy, Skywarp)


I love em!!! finally, and Prime gets an arm sword!!! Hasbro is milking, but hey... I don't care!! i will play along, and then sell off the first batch.. :grin:
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487267)
Posted by TheStarScreamer on December 2nd, 2007 @ 11:33pm CST
Bluesummers wrote:Can someone mirror the images? The link now says "Under construction..."


Try this:
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/vbimghost ... imgid=6201

Defintiely getting Starscream and Blackout (if they do his paint right this time). Just painted my Leader Megs tonight and customized him (better than this looks) and I see nothing really better about Barricade, Ironhide, Jazz, or Prime.
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487270)
Posted by Sgt.Schnitzel on December 2nd, 2007 @ 11:37pm CST
Well, Well, Well, I guess missing out on the original leader prime did pay off for a better opportunity!
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487283)
Posted by Bluesummers on December 2nd, 2007 @ 11:50pm CST
Thanks so much, StarScreamer! :D

Indeed, I have to see these in person before I decide to buy. I see no difference with Barricade, Jazz, and Ironhide.

The thought of buying Leader Prime and Megs again makes me gag, but they so desperately needed the metallic finish (and I'm too damn untalented to do it myself). Prime seems to have a different head mold, and it looks funny from that shot...again, I'll need close-ups to make a final judgment.
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487288)
Posted by ultra tron on December 3rd, 2007 @ 12:01am CST
O.k all this premeium series repaints and still no Leader SS, BC or bigger blackout?
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487290)
Posted by TheStarScreamer on December 3rd, 2007 @ 12:04am CST
Well, I mean, there's no bigger Starscream, BC, of BO to repaint into a premium figure. :shock:
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487296)
Posted by Bumblethumper on December 3rd, 2007 @ 12:09am CST
A while back I posted here bemoaning the fact that fan repaints look so much better than the official versions.

Then they give us these which are an improvement on what they offered before, but typical fanbitch, I still don't like it.

I guess I'm bored of the Movie-formers at this point in time, even though there's still a few good ones that have yet to show up over here. Besides there's no guarantee that these will show up here either, so I guess I'll stick with what I have. Bring on the animated figures already.
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487310)
Posted by Raymond101 on December 3rd, 2007 @ 12:30am CST
Holy crap will the Leader versions be out in Australia?

I wonder when it's coming out in Hong Kong too?
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487313)
Posted by Counterpunch on December 3rd, 2007 @ 12:35am CST
No.

We aren't playing this game.

This isn't Star Wars.

No.
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487327)
Posted by Lord T on December 3rd, 2007 @ 12:59am CST
So they managed to give Megs a new head but failed to give him a new flap to conceal it in 'jet' mode? Daaaamn.

But otherwise he looks great. Pity these will never see a UK release.
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487333)
Posted by Jazzz on December 3rd, 2007 @ 1:06am CST
getting Megatron and Jazz.
My Prime is already shiny. though He coulduse some shine in his bumper. But repainting it with silver is way cheaper.
Maybe Bumblebbe but I like the stealth version more.
damn you Hasbro and your repaints.
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487348)
Posted by Jazzz on December 3rd, 2007 @ 1:20am CST
Getting Blackout and Ironhide.
I'll get reprolabels for Barricade.
Starscream is a yes.
Finally a silver Jazz.
Finally movie accurate Megatron
And Prime just has yellow soldiers and a new head.
...and a sword. dammit.
I'll have to try selling my leader classes to my friends.
darn I'm gonna have to get a new yellow Bumblebee anyways. his shoulders fell off.
good thing Animated won't come out till June.
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487351)
Posted by Jazzz on December 3rd, 2007 @ 1:24am CST
Prime's sword doesn't look THAT spectacular. Might skip on him anyway-stop... voices in head forcing me to...
must buy all
I REALLY REALLY HATE HASBRO.
Classics 2.0 will be coming out this year too, huh.
and animated.
:sad:
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487352)
Posted by Stormrider on December 3rd, 2007 @ 1:24am CST
I think it's time for the South Park creators to write a story about the ridiculous amount of repaints that Hasbro spits out for the movie line.
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487353)
Posted by Bonecrusher27 on December 3rd, 2007 @ 1:25am CST
Lord T wrote:So they managed to give Megs a new head but failed to give him a new flap to conceal it in 'jet' mode? Daaaamn.



I was going to pay for him until you mentioned that... what a bunch of slackers!
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487354)
Posted by Bonecrusher27 on December 3rd, 2007 @ 1:27am CST
ultra tron wrote:O.k all this premeium series repaints and still no Leader SS, BC or bigger blackout?


That's the point many are trying to make, isn't it? That Hasbro is repainting and milking the franchise for more money. They aren't going to be doing anythign new.

It's ironic really. The only people supporting their efforts will mainly be adult collector's with money. I find it hard to believe parents are going to pay for another of essentialy the same toy just because of a different paint job, or if many kids would care.
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487356)
Posted by zemper on December 3rd, 2007 @ 1:29am CST
Stormrider wrote:I think it's time for the South Park creators to write a story about the ridiculous amount of repaints that Hasbro spits out for the movie line.


QFT. :P

and i'm guessing Matt Moylan's gonna spoof this one too.

can't we ever ever get Hasbro to recall OUR original toys and replace them with these? :P:P :P


:MAX:
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487364)
Posted by Collector Maximus on December 3rd, 2007 @ 1:48am CST
I thought this was old news, or was the previous news just speculation based on Megatron, ratchet, and Starscream?
Anyway as I said before I do not plan on spending another 200 plus dollars on the same movie figures with different paint apps, although I think these look better than the originals. I wish they would have been painted this way in the first place.
Oh well, whatcha gonna do?
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487392)
Posted by cellshock on December 3rd, 2007 @ 2:30am CST
I knew these repaints were coming, but it's still some major dirty pool on Hasbro's part. I feel extremely bad for everyone that already bought the originals - especially that POS Leader Megatron - but do not have money to burn RE-buying all the figures again now that they FINALLY look the way they should have from the start.
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487395)
Posted by Matrixv01 on December 3rd, 2007 @ 2:38am CST
I'm glad I didn't buy any of the movie toys yet. These look much better. I'll definitely be getting these.
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487409)
Posted by Sid Burn on December 3rd, 2007 @ 3:10am CST
This isnt like any other repaint, hasbro is slapping people in the face with these.

Megs is the only one worth replacing. I will simply take my old megs to walmart and demand store credit.
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487413)
Posted by Raymond101 on December 3rd, 2007 @ 3:17am CST
That Prime could be my favourite Prime ever. when was the last time we had a Prime with a sword as a primary weapon?

I hope it comes out soon. I'm not sure if these Premium figures are even going overseas.
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487419)
Posted by Softimus Prime on December 3rd, 2007 @ 3:27am CST
can anyone tell me what the difference in barricade is? all i can see is maybe green windows in robot mode. his wheels arent even painted.
jazz, prime, and megatron are all stark improvements but ironhide and starscream just dont pull off the splendor needed to make anyone pay an extra $20. i imagine blackout will be very close to the Japanese exclusive and bumblebee will have some silver and yellow paint.
i am glad that hasbro is at least willing to admit the paint apps on movie toys were lacking even if its in the most moneygrubbing way possible. i hope this line leads to better paint on future lines.
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487430)
Posted by Jazzz on December 3rd, 2007 @ 3:46am CST
Softimus Prime wrote:can anyone tell me what the difference in barricade is? all i can see is maybe green windows in robot mode. his wheels arent even painted.
jazz, prime, and megatron are all stark improvements but ironhide and starscream just dont pull off the splendor needed to make anyone pay an extra $20. i imagine blackout will be very close to the Japanese exclusive and bumblebee will have some silver and yellow paint.
i am glad that hasbro is at least willing to admit the paint apps on movie toys were lacking even if its in the most moneygrubbing way possible. i hope this line leads to better paint on future lines.

Barricade has the 911 on him now.
he's probably shinier too.
but a few stickers from reprolabels on the normal release and he'll look even better than this repaint
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487443)
Posted by Cyber-Kun on December 3rd, 2007 @ 4:16am CST
I KNEW if I held out there would be better repaints.
WAit... new heads for Leadres, does that mean we're getting a Prime with a mouth?
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487458)
Posted by rob_charb on December 3rd, 2007 @ 4:38am CST
I think I'll be passing on these. There's no way in hell I'm shelling out the dough for a second set of movie figs. The only one even remotely tempting to me is Ironhide, but the rest are all a big meh.

It is kinda cool that Prime comes with the sword instead of the blaster though. And it looks as though the antenna on his head are taller. Better than the tiny Adam West Batman-esque antenna the original Leader Prime got. Still, not enough to make worth my while picking up another.

And I love how Hasbro claims the premium line with added paint apps was officially launched with RoboVision Prime as I'm pretty sure my RV Prime is missing a fair bit of paint apps on the chest area!!
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487465)
Posted by FellintoOblivion on December 3rd, 2007 @ 4:54am CST
F Hasbro. If they are going to put out a better quality toy for the same money then the ones already out Im just going to buy the new ones, put the old ones in the package and return it. Someones eating the cost of getting the new ones and its not going to be me.
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487485)
Posted by Autobotic9 on December 3rd, 2007 @ 5:33am CST
I'm not going to rebuy prime just for the sword. Thanks Hasbro, you could've released these first!
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487504)
Posted by Creature SH on December 3rd, 2007 @ 5:54am CST
Oh, for heaven's sake - Make it stop ! The movie line should be dead and over by now.
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487505)
Posted by 1337W422102 on December 3rd, 2007 @ 5:55am CST
I'll be passing, thanks.
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487532)
Posted by DevastaTTor on December 3rd, 2007 @ 6:18am CST
Is Megatron's head too small? I looks really strange to me.
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487541)
Posted by skywarp-2 on December 3rd, 2007 @ 6:29am CST
Ok, so I understand allot of peoples frustrations in regards to this Premium line, I too felt as if this should have been released this way from the beginning.. and the simple fact that allot of you don't or will not buy into them, is music to my ears.. let me be clear, i'm not being a Jerk here.. but these repaints are exactly what I've been hoping for since the movie line was announced, and though My movie collection is complete, I'm stilll gonna get them.. I have wanted new and better, realistic paint applications and movie related items from the start.. but since the first release was sooo bad, and I didn't see this coming, i went and bought them..

Now, I'm happy but I still feel like I spent needlessly, especially when this is how they always should have been released.. the fact that Hasbro released these toys with cheapass paint applications and molded in gre, coupled with the apparent QC issues, just boggles the mind.. but I digress...

I'm a Transformer the Movie fan, and with that comes the heart ache and wallet aches that are associated with that title..and so.. I will buy these repaints.. there are some cool factors that will make me happy, even if I'm grudgingly forking over cash while doing it..

Item 1:
New More accurate Head sculpts!

Item 2:
Metallic silvery paint and molding on the Leader class toys!!

Item 3:
Prime's Sword in place of that gun that he never used in the movie..

Item 4:
Barricade's redeco, more accurate, and possibly a new head sculpt too, though I can't really tell at this point..

Item 5:
there will be certain treatments done to the windows, and other parts of the vehicles and robot modes, details that make them look more realistic..like they were represented in the movie..


Overall, I'm okay with the decision.. but my wallet is sighing.. :grin:
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487542)
Posted by Cybertron Optimus on December 3rd, 2007 @ 6:29am CST
I want that Megatron.
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487544)
Posted by Skowl on December 3rd, 2007 @ 6:33am CST
See? Hasbro listens to the fans - never say that they don't. TF fans are spoiled.

I'm definately picking up that new Leader Megs (I should start saving now... looks like I'll be selling my regular one!)
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487570)
Posted by Ravage XK on December 3rd, 2007 @ 7:07am CST
Premium? How are these premium?

I would have expected larger, more expensive NEW designs.

This is shameless.
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487580)
Posted by zemper on December 3rd, 2007 @ 7:19am CST
Ravage XK wrote:Premium? How are these premium?

I would have expected larger, more expensive NEW designs.

This is shameless.


apparently, (aside from the Megs and Prime part remolds) a few shiney metallic paint jobs here and there (that SHOULD have BEEN DONE in the first place) is Hasbro's GENIUS idea of "Premium".


:MAX:
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487581)
Posted by skywarp-2 on December 3rd, 2007 @ 7:21am CST
zemper wrote:
Ravage XK wrote:Premium? How are these premium?

I would have expected larger, more expensive NEW designs.

This is shameless.


apparently, (aside from the Megs and Prime part remolds) a few shiney metallic paint jobs here and there (that SHOULD have BEEN DONE in the first place) is Hasbro's GENIUS idea of "Premium".


:MAX:


yeah, but I'd rather they get done then never at all... ;)^

:CON:
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487597)
Posted by Counterpunch on December 3rd, 2007 @ 7:42am CST
Otherwise snide commentary aside, here's my thoughts on this matter...

We as collectors have been offered a tantalizing, refreshing, swimming pool of goodness to dive head-first into. Details, added features, the promises of shininess...

Unfortunately the pool is shallow, someone is going to break their arm (or wallet), and in the end, a great deal is going to be spent on, let's face it, minor repaints.

What I do not get for the life of me, is how some of us collectors out there will argue against repaints for so long, that they literally shit themselves and stink up the place with something other than their opinion because they can't leave the keyboard long enough to stop complaining about the latest 'Wave 6, Revision #2484723' Case, which is incidentally, all repaints.

But, here! Make them shiny and it's a whole bloody other story.

I love repaints. Let's be clear.

Look at my collection (go ahead, it's a fun thing to do), I am probably one of the worst offenders out there because I love variations; hence I buy every odd repaint I can. Be warned though fellow Trans-fans...you're about to start the game that Star Wars fans enter every single year. You think buying an 8th Han Solo (this time with goop on his boots, otherwise known as the "This is no asteroid sweetheart!" Han variant is tough at $4.99? Try doing it over and over at $20 or $40.

In one regard though, Hasbro is giving folks the detail and paint jobs they would want as collectors. Perhaps though, a heads-up was in order for this one?

And why not? Does anyone think the TF movie line would have suffered without some collectors waiting for the premium line to come out? I don't think so.

Just a thought before the rampant feeding frenzy of purchasing commences...add up what you've spent on the movie line so far. Will it be worth the trouble to hunt these down again? Is it worth the cost to repurchase them?

Lastly, I am not against repaints or even any of these particular repaints. What I take issue with is the idea that we could start seeing truly minor variations sold off as "Premium" lines in the future and without a real heads-up from Hasbro, many of us aren't going to wait around to buy the later line, or are going to indefinitely hold out for "premium" toys which may or may not come. Hasbro just need not bite the hand that feeds it here.
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487604)
Posted by MegaDave on December 3rd, 2007 @ 7:55am CST
I do wonder tho if the two toy were on the shelf at he same time wih a differnce in price ho that would have affected sale.
Would people have went with the cheaper one because essential your getting th same toy
Or would they have plumped for the more expensve one with the better deco.

I know the answr most people on the board would give but the average consumer - those who liked the movie, parents buying for kids and collectors allike i wonder how the results wuld have endd up if people were given the choice initially
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487611)
Posted by decepticonjon on December 3rd, 2007 @ 7:59am CST
Counterpunch wrote:No.

We aren't playing this game.

This isn't Star Wars.

No.

ditto
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487650)
Posted by I_AM... MEGATRON! on December 3rd, 2007 @ 8:29am CST
"Leader Optimus Prime has been confirmed to come with a sword" SOLD
Re: New Premium Series Movie Toys (487659)
Posted by Menbailee on December 3rd, 2007 @ 8:38am CST
Blackout I didn't get the first time around. Prime I would want, but the sword doesn't make it worth the extra purchase. I'll consider whether to repaint my Megatron or to buy this one. Starscream, also only worth it if I didn't already have one of his mold. Since I got the G1 colored version, it'll go on a backburner that I might pick up if they're easily available. I do hope there's not a craze over the new BB. One is enough.

I suspect there's demand left over from the big shortage of the first run of the toys, so although this takes repainting to degrees that would usually would deserve the snide comments, I'm OK with what amounts to a modified re-release. Megatron should've had a better release to begin with, but otherwise, no biggie. They're marketing to the folks who almost would've bought one the first time around, but didn't. People who would buy both are probably in the minority of the market.

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