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Whats up with my Shattered Glass Optimus?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:53 pm
by shajaki
i bought this figure a month ago off ebay, and JUST noticed something off...

almost all pictures i can find of this figure show him with painted hubcaps and other silver paint apps all over to simulate scratches. which my figure.. has none of!

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when i was searching for images of this guy, i did however come across a news article of this figure being "leaked" and pictured for a sneak preview for that years botcon i assume. the figure pictured is oly in truck mode, has black hubcaps and no scratch paint apps. could mine be a prototype or early release?

and i highly doubt he is a KO or custom. ive never seen this figure KO'd before and he feels like the real thing. the other paint apps he has are solid as well. and i know what a KO feels like after so many CHMS seekers...

Re: Whats up with my Shattered Glass Optimus?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:07 am
by JelZe GoldRabbit
Is the lettering supposed to be in reverse? And it's not just the silver paint missing that's off: the upper arms are supposed to be black, not purple. Hang on...

Yup, look like you have a test shot. If you go to the BotCon 2012 archives and take a look at the Con Exclusives page, you'll see that the SG Prime shown is an exact match to your figure.

Re: Whats up with my Shattered Glass Optimus?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:41 am
by shajaki
huh... dunno how i actually feel about this lol.
having a test shot is really kinda neat. but i did want the official version, especially after comparing the two. but in the end he was a really good price and had i known, i probably would have bought him anyways.
thanks jelze!

Re: Whats up with my Shattered Glass Optimus?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:26 pm
by SkyWarpsGhost
How did he come about into your ownership? eBay?

Re: Whats up with my Shattered Glass Optimus?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:58 pm
by shajaki
SkyWarpsGhost wrote:How did he come about into your ownership? eBay?

yeah. i messaged the guy about it the same time i posted this and he hasnt responded yet. really its my own fault for not investigating beforehand.

Re: Whats up with my Shattered Glass Optimus?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:06 pm
by JelZe GoldRabbit
shajaki wrote:huh... dunno how i actually feel about this lol.
having a test shot is really kinda neat. but i did want the official version, especially after comparing the two. but in the end he was a really good price and had i known, i probably would have bought him anyways.
thanks jelze!


You're welcome, and I'd really advise trying to get the official one. The test shot makes for a great conversation starter, plus you could post comparisons between the two :)

Re: Whats up with my Shattered Glass Optimus?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:43 pm
by shajaki
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
shajaki wrote:huh... dunno how i actually feel about this lol.
having a test shot is really kinda neat. but i did want the official version, especially after comparing the two. but in the end he was a really good price and had i known, i probably would have bought him anyways.
thanks jelze!


You're welcome, and I'd really advise trying to get the official one. The test shot makes for a great conversation starter, plus you could post comparisons between the two :)

im thinking about it lol... just not right now.
but now ive realized my test shot will look better in a battle tanker armor than the official since the purple tanker has none of the silver scratch apps! and im actually digging the backwards writing on the right side.

Re: Whats up with my Shattered Glass Optimus?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:46 am
by mooncake623
Wow that's pretty neat. I wonder how the Original Owner came across it. Maybe Lunch time special from the factory? But I would've thought they'll be more on ebay if it was made.

Re: Whats up with my Shattered Glass Optimus?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:13 pm
by Wolfman Jake
shajaki wrote:i bought this figure a month ago off ebay, and JUST noticed something off...


Don't feel too bad about it. I was over the moon when I picked up my Seekers: Aces set this past weekend. It wasn't until hours later, after I opened the box, removed and transformed each figure, put them in my display, and admired them for the dozenth or so time, that I realized Skywarp was missing one of his landing gear "pectorals." Luckily, TFSource has a donor bot and will send me a replacement piece free of charge. :)

Re: Whats up with my Shattered Glass Optimus?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:18 pm
by shajaki
mr ebay man replied!

ebayguy wrote:My friend that I sold this for told me he got it at Botcon last year from the club's lets make a deal sale. He didnt catch the difference on the figure. He is guessing it was a test shot.


he goes on to say he'll refund me and such. nice guy anyways. just thought id share!

Re: Whats up with my Shattered Glass Optimus?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:24 pm
by shajaki
Wolfman Jake wrote:
shajaki wrote:i bought this figure a month ago off ebay, and JUST noticed something off...


Don't feel too bad about it. I was over the moon when I picked up my Seekers: Aces set this past weekend. It wasn't until hours later, after I opened the box, removed and transformed each figure, put them in my display, and admired them for the dozenth or so time, that I realized Skywarp was missing one of his landing gear "pectorals." Luckily, TFSource has a donor bot and will send me a replacement piece free of charge. :)


awwwwww that sucks! nice to see that theyre so helpful though. i had a similar experience with bbts and a masterpiece tigertrack. right out of the box one of his hands was snapped off. an email and a couple pics later, they replaced him straight up. paid return shipping too as i recall..