Kurona wrote:Techorgan wrote:Hellscream9999 wrote:Techorgan wrote:Overall, I think this Voyager Class Optimus Prime looks okay to me. Not too bad & not too great. His pros are obviously on the designs, but not for the paint apps. Still, I'll be eager to see what will do to improve this toy. Who knows? Only time will tell.
I promise you, if you can wait, TT will definitely release a much better version of this mold - they always have
Yup, that's true! Since 2012 or 2013 something, was famous for improving the designs (if neccessary) & most obviously, the paint apps, on all Hasbro's Transformers toys, but are sold even more expensive compared to 's due to the amount of improvements made & paint used. In my opinion, 's Transformers toys are for children while 's Transformers toys are for adult collectors & display only. I think this only applies for current ones only. For those since 1984 until 2011, both 's & 's Transformers toys look almost the same (high quality plastic which makes great durability, awesome package & toy designs, highly detailed paint apps, much larger size & a motherload of innovative features & gimmicks! Don't u think?
First off, Takara's toys cost more because they're imports - if you lived in Japan, paying for say Alpha Bravo or G2 Bruticus would be the equivalent of us importing a Takara toy.
Secondly... it's kind of mix and match. These days it seems to be less and less that Takara's paint apps are superior and more that they offer something different. Sometimes they are still indeed categorically better in every way - Titans Return Scourge and Blurr, for instance - but other times like with Titans Return Chromedome, Astrotrain, Combiner Wars Bruticus etc. they just offer a different take on the character - such as show-accuracy vs toy accuracy. I personally prefer the Hasbro decos of all three aforementioned toys, but other collectors (especially those predisposed towards the original G1 cartoon) would find much more value in the Takara decoes.
Yup, you're right. I have to admit. BTW, I live in Malaysia.