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Transformers Premium Leader Prime and Megatron to be mass released

Transformers News: Transformers Premium Leader Prime and Megatron to be mass released

Thursday, January 10th, 2008 3:38PM CST

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Pre-orders have appeared for the Transformers Movie Premium Series Leader Class Megatron and Optimus Prime have appeared at Entertainment Earth, confirming that both figures will get a mass release.

This follows our earlier report in the week about the Premium Series Deluxe figures also getting a mass release.

Premium Series Prime will come with a new weapon, a retractable blade, as we reported here, and a resculpted head, whilst Premium Megatron is also expected to have a resculpted head.

To check out the Entertainment Earth pre-order, please click here.
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Re: Transformers Premium Leader Prime and Megatron to be mass released (599987)
Posted by Wheelimus Prime on January 10th, 2008 @ 3:44pm CST
yay
primes sword
Re: Transformers Premium Leader Prime and Megatron to be mass released (599994)
Posted by Lapse Of Reason on January 10th, 2008 @ 3:51pm CST
Perfect! I preorderd these because I'm tired of trying to track them down in Walmarts, etc...
Re: Transformers Premium Leader Prime and Megatron to be mass released (600006)
Posted by Auto Bot on January 10th, 2008 @ 4:01pm CST
Bumblebee's resculpted head features battle-mode mask.

Does this mean a resculpted Prime's head will show his shiny lips and tiny teeth? :shock:
Re: Transformers Premium Leader Prime and Megatron to be mass released (600012)
Posted by Nekoman on January 10th, 2008 @ 4:09pm CST
Well that’s good, maybe I can call up the rest of my Scalper legion troops and see if I can start limiting how many of these you people can find because I’m the evil scalper! with my army of scalpers secretly placed among each state and even Canada …
Re: Transformers Premium Leader Prime and Megatron to be mass released (600018)
Posted by Auto Bot on January 10th, 2008 @ 4:15pm CST
I'm not too happy about this habit of Hasbro squeezing every drop of juice out of the same mold over and over again.
Re: Transformers Premium Leader Prime and Megatron to be mass released (600024)
Posted by soundwave13c on January 10th, 2008 @ 4:18pm CST
im glad i did not buy megatron yet :grin:

p.s scalpers are jerks
Re: Transformers Premium Leader Prime and Megatron to be mass released (600032)
Posted by Autobot Jazz on January 10th, 2008 @ 4:23pm CST
soundwave13c wrote:im glad i did not buy megatron yet :grin:

Me too(actually I picked up Voyager Megs but that's a differnt figure) I think I'll wait for Megs to hit stores though
Re: Transformers Premium Leader Prime and Megatron to be mass released (600044)
Posted by Auto Bot on January 10th, 2008 @ 4:31pm CST
Eventually, this scheme could work against Hasbro.

People will be holding back from buying the initial releases. (Which are critical for the success of a toyline.)
Re: Transformers Premium Leader Prime and Megatron to be mass released (600063)
Posted by Blurrz on January 10th, 2008 @ 4:45pm CST
Please, that Megatron mold doesn't deserve to be released again. But since I didn't get him the first time.. i'll probably do it this time.
Re: Transformers Premium Leader Prime and Megatron to be mass released (600066)
Posted by zemper on January 10th, 2008 @ 4:50pm CST
Nekoman wrote:Well that’s good, maybe I can call up the rest of my Scalper legion troops and see if I can start limiting how many of these you people can find because I’m the evil scalper! with my army of scalpers secretly placed among each state and even Canada …


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

let's see how many will not detect the hint of sarcasm in your post again Neko. :P


:MAX:
Re: Transformers Premium Leader Prime and Megatron to be mass released (600078)
Posted by Briggs on January 10th, 2008 @ 5:07pm CST
lol@price.
Re: Transformers Premium Leader Prime and Megatron to be mass released (600080)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 10th, 2008 @ 5:10pm CST
This "Megatron" is the shiny silver one right? If it is im getting it. Since i didnt buy the first one since it was so damn ugly.
Re: Transformers Premium Leader Prime and Megatron to be mass released (600082)
Posted by Archanubis on January 10th, 2008 @ 5:12pm CST
I want to see what these guys look like before I commit money I don't have to them.
Re: Transformers Premium Leader Prime and Megatron to be mass released (600085)
Posted by Chaoslock on January 10th, 2008 @ 5:14pm CST
I doubt they could make them much more expensive than they allready are for the european market (prays that they arrive here too) so I'm looking forward for them.
Re: Transformers Premium Leader Prime and Megatron to be mass released (600110)
Posted by Quaternion on January 10th, 2008 @ 5:30pm CST
Megatron will be mine. Oh yes. He will be mine.
Re: Transformers Premium Leader Prime and Megatron to be mass released (600133)
Posted by Bumblethumper on January 10th, 2008 @ 5:46pm CST
Auto Bot wrote:Eventually, this scheme could work against Hasbro.

People will be holding back from buying the initial releases. (Which are critical for the success of a toyline.)


I think so too.

I remember when I used to spend 30 bucks on single disk new release dvds like a chump.
Re: Transformers Premium Leader Prime and Megatron to be mass released (600143)
Posted by bran10 on January 10th, 2008 @ 5:51pm CST
dude, these looks nice... epsecially prime's sword!!! I got a question though, so I was gonna pick up a leader prime for 20 today.... but I saw this, so should I wait until these come out?
Re: Transformers Premium Leader Prime and Megatron to be mass released (600164)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on January 10th, 2008 @ 6:07pm CST
Does Megatron have anything else going for him besides a new head and coat of paint?
Re: Transformers Premium Leader Prime and Megatron to be mass released (600172)
Posted by Raymond101 on January 10th, 2008 @ 6:11pm CST
Out of all the Premium figures I'll only get Prime, Ironhide, and JAzz if he's mass released. Mind you as rip-off as the Premium concept it at least they're releasing Prime and Megs at mass retail.
Re: Transformers Premium Leader Prime and Megatron to be mass released (600181)
Posted by Nekoman on January 10th, 2008 @ 6:17pm CST
Raymond101 wrote:Out of all the Premium figures I'll only get Prime, Ironhide, and JAzz if he's mass released.

If I recall Jazz will be mass released, except in a three pack with Masked Bumblebee and Barricade.
Re: Transformers Premium Leader Prime and Megatron to be mass released (600188)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on January 10th, 2008 @ 6:23pm CST
bran10 wrote:dude, these looks nice... epsecially prime's sword!!! I got a question though, so I was gonna pick up a leader prime for 20 today.... but I saw this, so should I wait until these come out?


Don't pass him up for $20, open that one and keep this boxed.
Re: Transformers Premium Leader Prime and Megatron to be mass released (600196)
Posted by Blurrz on January 10th, 2008 @ 6:27pm CST
Well we all know that Hasbro is milking the success of the First Wave of Movie Toys. And since I doubt there will good success in the Animated line, as well as lines leading up TF2, then this Premium line is all Hasbro has to make big revenue.

This Premium stuff is a 2nd chance for me to get figures I wasn't able to get, so I guess it's good. But then again, Hasbro's lack of shipment to retail is the reason I didn't get those figures in the first place.
Re: Transformers Premium Leader Prime and Megatron to be mass released (600201)
Posted by Raymond101 on January 10th, 2008 @ 6:38pm CST
Nekoman wrote:
Raymond101 wrote:Out of all the Premium figures I'll only get Prime, Ironhide, and JAzz if he's mass released.

If I recall Jazz will be mass released, except in a three pack with Masked Bumblebee and Barricade.


True true, the problem is that I'm in Australia and I'm not sure if we'll be getting the three-pack (one can hope though). I'm sure the mass release figures will be released individually over here, and I'm happy enough for that.
Re: Transformers Premium Leader Prime and Megatron to be mass released (600380)
Posted by thedistinctroom on January 10th, 2008 @ 8:52pm CST
How much are these Premiums going to cost?
Re: Transformers Premium Leader Prime and Megatron to be mass released (600399)
Posted by Professor Smooth on January 10th, 2008 @ 9:20pm CST
Blurrz wrote: I doubt there will good success in the Animated line


Care to make a bet?
Re: Transformers Premium Leader Prime and Megatron to be mass released (600734)
Posted by olokin on January 11th, 2008 @ 7:54am CST
I may get Prime, again.
Re: Transformers Premium Leader Prime and Megatron to be mass released (600799)
Posted by decepticonjon on January 11th, 2008 @ 8:56am CST
frak this premium line, and frak hasbro for doing it. premium, everything that comes out of the hasbro warehouse should be premium. usually, companies take pride in putting out a quality product so customers don't have to rebuy the exact same frickin' thing every 3 months. :-?
the word itself means paying a higher price for superior quality.
but besides different paint, what makes the blackout mold any better, it's still a shit mold. :-B
other than making the character paint more or less closer to or different from the actual movie, and a mold tweek here and there, what actually makes these superior and why the hell couldn't hasbro have just done it right in the first time?
even if you put lipstick and panties on a pile of shit, it's still a pile. :APPLAUSE:
also, if this had been any line except for alternators everyone on this site would be laughing their asses off. premium cybertron delux figs! LOL!!!!
i guess since there is only 35 minutes of tf's in the movie as opposed to several years of episodes in any series, they gotta rape your wallet somehow.
Re: Transformers Premium Leader Prime and Megatron to be mass released (600974)
Posted by Prankmeister on January 11th, 2008 @ 11:05am CST
To be honest, I like how Megatron from the movie looked. The main reason I don't plan on getting any of the figures is because his alt mode sucks ass in the current mold. Like the fact that his head is still visible. I'm sorry, but when you can make the various limbs and crap more obvious in an alt mode than on Classics Jetfire, there's a line being crossed that I'm not willing to step over. Sort of ironic, Hasbro used the Classics line as a 'filler' until the Movie line came out, and it turned out to be not only of higher popularity, but higher quality. It's a shame to see these crappy molds getting so many repaints, esspecially since I loved the actual in-movie looks in general.
Re: Transformers Premium Leader Prime and Megatron to be mass released (601051)
Posted by imotron on January 11th, 2008 @ 12:09pm CST
Prankmeister wrote:To be honest, I like how Megatron from the movie looked. The main reason I don't plan on getting any of the figures is because his alt mode sucks ass in the current mold. Like the fact that his head is still visible. I'm sorry, but when you can make the various limbs and crap more obvious in an alt mode than on Classics Jetfire, there's a line being crossed that I'm not willing to step over. Sort of ironic, Hasbro used the Classics line as a 'filler' until the Movie line came out, and it turned out to be not only of higher popularity, but higher quality. It's a shame to see these crappy molds getting so many repaints, esspecially since I loved the actual in-movie looks in general.



This is such true statement I think that Michael Bay interpreted Megatron Attitude as such arrogant character that he will not even try to use an Alt. earth mode. It is a shame since we could have seen some sort of innovation on his transformation, perhaps a triple-changer... :cry:
Re: Transformers Premium Leader Prime and Megatron to be mass released (612654)
Posted by Auto Bot on January 23rd, 2008 @ 7:45pm CST
Blurrz wrote:Please, that Megatron mold doesn't deserve to be released again. But since I didn't get him the first time.. i'll probably do it this time.


I agree. This "pile of crap" design of Megatron must be stopped. No matter the cost.
:shock:
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