Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall

Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall

Thursday, June 10th, 2021 1:46am CDT

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Takara Tomy Mall officially revealed the next two figures to get the Premium Finish treatment and interest in these will definitely vary. First up is PF SS-02 Optimus Prime based on his likeness from the Bumblebee movie. Paint details are much improved over both the original Voyager and the Takara Tomy exclusive 35th anniversary repaint, now featuring more accurate reds, ample amounts of silver paint (including the stacks this time around), more paint on sculpted details and extra scuffs and grime throughout the entire figure. It's a tempting upgrade over the original Voyager. He's due out in November for ¥6,380.

A little less exciting is PF WFC-02 Megatron. This is by no means a rerelease of the Netflix based figure, but it is another Netflix battle damaged figure which we've already seen twice-over in that line. It does do a better job with the battle damage, giving it a little more depth and realism rather than being a bright silver figure with some black marks on its chest. It'll be a hard sell for many people when he too is released in November for ¥6,380.

Transformers News: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall

Transformers News: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall

Transformers News: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall

Transformers News: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall

Transformers News: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall

Transformers News: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall

Transformers News: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall

Transformers News: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall

Transformers News: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall

Transformers News: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall

Transformers News: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall

Transformers News: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall

Transformers News: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall

Transformers News: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall

Transformers News: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall

Transformers News: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall

Keep in mind that Takara Tomy Mall is once again desaturating their Seekers for these photos, that's just a standard Studio Series Starscream above.

So what do you think, are the new decos enough to get you to add these to your collection or replace your previous versions? Or is that Megatron mold now well past its expiration date and no amount of paint can make it better? Let us know in the Energon Pub Forum!

Credit(s): Takara Tomy Mall


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Re: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall (2107029)
Posted by Autobot Roadburn on June 10th, 2021 @ 2:10am CDT
These also just went up on BBTS a bit ago. I like all the painted detail on both but since I already have 5 or so of the siege/Earthrise Megatron mold, I'm just gonna stick with Optimus for now.
Re: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall (2107031)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 10th, 2021 @ 3:53am CDT
Many have missed out on that Optimus so it would make sense to get that version instead of buying the normal one from Ebay. I imported mine so I don't need that one. A beauty though.

As for that Megs, for the enthusiast of that mold only.
Re: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall (2107033)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on June 10th, 2021 @ 6:02am CDT
So, wait, is that a custom skywarp, or a new reveal?
Re: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall (2107035)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 10th, 2021 @ 7:09am CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:So, wait, is that a custom skywarp, or a new reveal?


Nothing of the sort. It's just a standard figure that have been Photoshoped. Look up the previous pictures for one more "new reveal" seeker that was in fact, a shipped rainmaker.
Re: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall (2107036)
Posted by ZeroWolf on June 10th, 2021 @ 7:10am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:So, wait, is that a custom skywarp, or a new reveal?


Nothing of the sort. It's just a standard figure that have been Photoshoped. Look up the previous pictures for one more "new reveal" seeker that was in fact, a shipped rainmaker.

Yeah it's just Studio Series Bumblebee Movie Starscream with its colours muted.
Re: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall (2107037)
Posted by Emerje on June 10th, 2021 @ 7:11am CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:So, wait, is that a custom skywarp, or a new reveal?

Emerje wrote:Keep in mind that Takara Tomy Mall is once again desaturating their Seekers for these photos, that's just a standard Studio Series Starscream above.


Emerje
Re: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall (2107039)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 10th, 2021 @ 8:46am CDT
Yeah, it's to make Starscream look like Optimus killed him.
Re: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall (2107040)
Posted by DeathReviews on June 10th, 2021 @ 9:14am CDT
"Do you know me? I have to deal with rebellious Autobots, traitorous backstabbers, and incompetent lackwits in a bid for cosmic domination. That's why I carry one of THESE."

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But yeah. Seriously. This mold AGAIN? This deco - AGAIN? Not unless I see it in a bargain bin for $5 or something....
Re: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall (2107043)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 10th, 2021 @ 9:24am CDT
DeathReviews wrote:Not unless I see it in a bargain bin for $5 or something....
Does Japan have bargain bins? Cuz, otherwise, you won't be seeing this in US stores at all.
Re: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall (2107061)
Posted by william-james88 on June 10th, 2021 @ 10:35am CDT
Releasing a Premium finish Megatron seems absolutely bonkers when that same toy has not 1 but 2 releases in the netflix line with a similar themed finish (premium battle damage).
Re: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall (2107069)
Posted by TulioDude on June 10th, 2021 @ 11:00am CDT
"Give me your money!"
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Re: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall (2107075)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 10th, 2021 @ 11:05am CDT
william-james88 wrote:Releasing a Premium finish Megatron seems absolutely bonkers when that same toy has not 1 but 2 releases in the netflix line with a similar themed finish (premium battle damage).


Yup.
Especially when Japan also got the Netflixes.
Re: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall (2107076)
Posted by Overcracker on June 10th, 2021 @ 11:09am CDT
Seems Hasbro/Takara are dead set on m liking that siege mold for every last cent its worth.


For BB Prime, ahh,. just a Jetta Toys KO with nicer candy red paint for 20 bucks less than that. So I can happily skip it.

Also, surprised this is only the second use of the BB Prime mold. I was expecting to see Evasion mode levels of re-use.
Re: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall (2107077)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 10th, 2021 @ 11:17am CDT
Overcracker wrote:
Also, surprised this is only the second use of the BB Prime mold. I was expecting to see Evasion mode levels of re-use.


No Nemesis version yet.

That's unexpected.
Re: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall (2107078)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 10th, 2021 @ 11:18am CDT
Overcracker wrote:Also, surprised this is only the second use of the BB Prime mold.
Third use. There was the 35th Anniversary redeco Takara released in a 2-pack with Vintage G1 Optimus.
Re: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall (2107079)
Posted by Overcracker on June 10th, 2021 @ 11:34am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Overcracker wrote:Also, surprised this is only the second use of the BB Prime mold.
Third use. There was the 35th Anniversary redeco Takara released in a 2-pack with Vintage G1 Optimus.


You right... totally forgot about that one. That just shows how relevant that release was.
Re: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall (2107104)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on June 10th, 2021 @ 1:45pm CDT
Re: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall (2107110)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on June 10th, 2021 @ 2:32pm CDT
I’m unimpressed.
Re: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall (2107115)
Posted by DeathReviews on June 10th, 2021 @ 3:11pm CDT


For the curious of mind - they're charging $53 each for these, before taxes! You don't even get any extra accessories, and I severely doubt that they replaced any of the softer plastic with die cast metal. Sorry, but unless that 'premium' paint is actual sterling silver, it ain't worth no fifty smackers.
Re: Premium Finish SS-02 Optimus Prime and WFC-02 Megatron Land on Takara Tomy Mall (2107117)
Posted by Overcracker on June 10th, 2021 @ 3:16pm CDT
DeathReviews wrote:


For the curious of mind - they're charging $53 each for these, before taxes! Sorry, but unless that paint is actual sterling silver, it ain't worth no fifty smackers...


Yup. And BBTS has pre-orders up for $55.
https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/ ... ils/166696
https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/ ... ils/166692

Don't think a nice paint job qualifies for that kind of markup.

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