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Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia

Transformers News: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia

Friday, June 2nd, 2017 3:25PM CDT

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From a Transformers: The Last Knight-themed event at Malaysian shopping centre 1 Utama, we have a slew of Prime 1 Studio statue images! These extremely high-quality (and expensive) statues often feature interchangeable parts for varied display options, and depict a selection of movieverse 'bots, along with some original takes on classic characters. Check out the images embedded below, and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub!

Transformers News: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia

Transformers News: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia

Transformers News: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia

Transformers News: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia

Transformers News: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia

Transformers News: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia

Transformers News: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia

Transformers News: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia

Transformers News: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia

Transformers News: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia

Transformers News: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia

Transformers News: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia

Transformers News: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia

Transformers News: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia

Transformers News: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia

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Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1886402)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 2nd, 2017 @ 7:00pm CDT
What did they do to Primal's mouth? :-o
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1886426)
Posted by Viollustre on June 2nd, 2017 @ 9:12pm CDT
Ye they went with the faceplate over the mouth. There are also going to be giant 10-foot-tall Bee and Prime statues displayed, but they weren't set up yet when I went.

There also was a display featuring toys from all the 5 movies, where in the miserable TLK section, I believe I have spotted the Taiwan TRU Lucky Draw Optimus Prime and Bumblebee! :D
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1889644)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on June 15th, 2017 @ 1:52pm CDT
Prime 1 Studio has released a whole new album, fully revealing their latest statue from the upcoming live-action movie Transformers: The Last Knight - Decepticon leader Megatron! Standing at about 31 inches tall, this highly detailed non-transforming statue comes with a removable and storable shield, his imposing sword-axe, LEDs, and base, with an exclusive version also including an alternate battle-mask head! Check out some of the images below, and the full album here!

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Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1889801)
Posted by Big Grim on June 16th, 2017 @ 5:12am CDT
Gotta admit, I am loving this Megatron design. It's bloody gorgeous!
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1890131)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 17th, 2017 @ 3:55pm CDT
Reasons why I need to be more attractive and in shape: I can work the corner to afford this badass piece of awesomeness
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1896731)
Posted by Va'al on July 15th, 2017 @ 3:24am CDT
Via the official Instagram account of Japanese company Prime 1 Studio, we have a new teaser for their movie line of licensed Transformers statues, moving to The Last Knight for a new character: Decepticon Onslaught! Check out the image mirrored below.

Teaser of the day for our Transformers fans!
#transformers #transformersthelastknight #thelastknight #teaser #prime1 #prime1studio


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Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1896741)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 15th, 2017 @ 5:32am CDT
Is cool but how do they choose who gets a figure cos this sure makes it seem like on-screen time isn't a factor. :P

Though nor did it to Hasbro when releasing several toys of Berserker who only appears for a five seconds in the film and doesn't get to go with the other 'cons. :P
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1896750)
Posted by Palo_zfogs on July 15th, 2017 @ 7:52am CDT
Oh yeah! Some product representation of Onslaught. At last! :D
The teaser looks EXTREMELY awesome! Can't wait to see the whole figure! Whooooooo!
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1896764)
Posted by Evil Eye on July 15th, 2017 @ 10:55am CDT
This makes me very sad Onslaught didn't get to do anything. Even for a digital remold, that design is awesome. I'm extra angry due to the promise that "Nothing can prepare you for Onslaught" when in reality he ended up pulling a Glonk- doing absolutely nothing and dying. (Anyone who gets that reference gets a cookie.) Makes me wonder if there's some behind the scenes drama we don't know about.

Hopefully the Bumblebee movie will be successful enough that the "Decepticonvicts" will get their own spin-off where they actually get some development. I want some more Nitro Zeus goddamnit!

With regards to the statue itself, it looks amazing but I don't have the budget to be buying a hyper-costly, xbox hueg immobile statue of a character who did absolutely bugger all. Now, if it were a smaller, less expensive "build it yourself" resin garage kit I might buy it, mainly because of my love of modelling.
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1896989)
Posted by Palo_zfogs on July 16th, 2017 @ 11:57am CDT
Black Hat wrote:This makes me very sad Onslaught didn't get to do anything. Even for a digital remold, that design is awesome. I'm extra angry due to the promise that "Nothing can prepare you for Onslaught" when in reality he ended up pulling a Glonk- doing absolutely nothing and dying. (Anyone who gets that reference gets a cookie.) Makes me wonder if there's some behind the scenes drama we don't know about.

Hopefully the Bumblebee movie will be successful enough that the "Decepticonvicts" will get their own spin-off where they actually get some development. I want some more Nitro Zeus goddamnit!

With regards to the statue itself, it looks amazing but I don't have the budget to be buying a hyper-costly, xbox hueg immobile statue of a character who did absolutely bugger all. Now, if it were a smaller, less expensive "build it yourself" resin garage kit I might buy it, mainly because of my love of modelling.

Yeah, that was one of my main problems with the movie. They hyped the TLK Decepticons up until I even thought that at least one of the AOE Autobots was going to get killed by them. What happened actually was entirely opposite.:(
But then like you said, if all those "Punks" from TLK gets their own spin-off, it'll be FRIGGIN' awesome! :D
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1897012)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 16th, 2017 @ 1:57pm CDT
Coupled with the early wave character choices of the TLK toyline, this just goes to show how both Hasbro and Prime 1 Studio evidently had no idea who was and who wasn't going to prominently featured in the movie, with both apparently choosing their selection of character product based on guesswork more than anything.
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1898559)
Posted by william-james88 on July 21st, 2017 @ 10:52pm CDT
We just posted a gallery of all the licensed Transformers products found at SDCC2017 but there was an extra special one we wanted to reveal all on his own: the first look at the finished Prime 1 Studio Beast Wars Megatron statue. We previously saw an uncoloured version at Wonderfest in Japan but now is the first time we can really soak in the beauty of this beast. We gave it the Seibertron treatment with multiple images highlighting the detail, such as his base with a murdered Dinobot. While scale is always tricky without comparisons, site owner Seibertron stresses that this statue is bigger than he would have believed saying it is HUGE. Hopefully that comes across in the detail and the show environment surrounding this statue from Prime 1 Studios, a subline from Sideshow. You can see more images of this magnificent beast by clicking on this link or any image below... yesss.

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Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1898560)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 21st, 2017 @ 10:58pm CDT
Such a single elegant machine, yeeessss.
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1898568)
Posted by ZachimusPrime on July 21st, 2017 @ 11:25pm CDT
Yess. Excellent. But in all seriousness, this is probably the best statue I've ever seen.
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1898570)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on July 21st, 2017 @ 11:34pm CDT
YES! All hail MEGATRON! :PREDACON:
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1898586)
Posted by Nexus Knight on July 22nd, 2017 @ 12:06am CDT
william-james88 wrote:Image

This is downright depressing.
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1898591)
Posted by Ultimate Weapon1 on July 22nd, 2017 @ 12:23am CDT
Looks nice Yesss? But is it just me or doesn't it remind anyone of another purple Dinosuar that can sing :-D .
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1898592)
Posted by Ultimate Weapon1 on July 22nd, 2017 @ 12:26am CDT
Also I hope that in the POTP line, we will get a updated version of this beast of a megatron Yesss! Ok I'll stop.
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1898636)
Posted by Lucky Logician on July 22nd, 2017 @ 7:49am CDT
Nexus Knight wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Image

This is downright depressing.

Agreed. Megatron looks badass. But seeing this on the base just kind of ruins the whole thing for me.
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1898640)
Posted by MGrotusque on July 22nd, 2017 @ 8:19am CDT
I can't stand seeing pics of this statue. It's so brilliantly executed and beautifully rendered i can't help but desperately want to own one.
I just wouldn't be able to justify the price for it but damn is it one good looking piece of art.
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1898647)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 22nd, 2017 @ 9:12am CDT
Lucky Logician wrote:
Nexus Knight wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Image

This is downright depressing.

Agreed. Megatron looks badass. But seeing this on the base just kind of ruins the whole thing for me.
Yeah, if anyone's corpse had to be under Megatron's foot, even though Dinobot makes the most sense due to his longstanding relationship with Megatron in the show, Terrorsaur would have been a much less disturbing choice.
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1898693)
Posted by Stormtalon on July 22nd, 2017 @ 12:23pm CDT
He defeated his enemy the old-fashioned way... brutally.
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1898700)
Posted by shajaki on July 22nd, 2017 @ 1:08pm CDT
Y'know, this statue is all kinds of amazing.... aside from this.

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At first I was on board JUST for the tiny inclusion of Dinobot, but in retrospect I don't like it. They got his teeth all wrong.
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1898709)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on July 22nd, 2017 @ 2:39pm CDT
But... but the Dinobot head is one of the best parts!
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1899077)
Posted by Big Grim on July 24th, 2017 @ 8:38am CDT
Not generally one for statues but Megatron is bloody spectacular!
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1899192)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 24th, 2017 @ 11:44am CDT
That is an amazing statue! Beautiful!
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1900753)
Posted by Va'al on July 30th, 2017 @ 7:32am CDT
Our regular appointment with Japanese event Wonderfest is once more by proxy, with Twitter user tagoal sharing images of the Prime 1 Studio display area, featuring the likes of movieverse and Josh Nizzi concept statues from Transformers - with Megatron, Optimus Prime, Shockwave, Beast Wars OP and Megatron and more showing up, plus new prototype Crosshairs from Age of Extinction and the Last Knight (which opens next week in the country, note), Megatron and Sqweeks. Check the images out below!

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Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1900767)
Posted by Palo_zfogs on July 30th, 2017 @ 8:43am CDT
Holy!!! There's Barricade, Sqweeks and Crosshairs! Those look awesome! These statues just keep impressing me more!
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1900780)
Posted by Cybertronius Primus on July 30th, 2017 @ 10:42am CDT
I need those Squeeks and Barricade figures for my life to maintain purpose. :BOWDOWN: :APPLAUSE:
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1906354)
Posted by Va'al on August 25th, 2017 @ 12:50am CDT
Courtesy of the Prime 1 Studio Facebook page, we have some new images of their latest movieverse statue - and we're dipping into Transformers: The Last Knight with the chihuahua-lovin' MMTFM-18 Sqweeks! Check out some selected images mirrored below, and the full works right over here.

Prime 1 Studio is proud to present MMTFM-18: Autobot Sqweeks Half-Scale statue from The Transformers: The Last Knight film. The diminutive robot has huge bulbous headlights for eyes, extensive damage from rust erosion, and a peg leg to bring his whole look together. Sqweeks is a small-sized Autobot. He is the only friend of Izabella and transforms into a turquoise Vespa. He is a refugee Transformer who was severely damaged in the battle of Chicago, during the events of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. His resulting injuries have left him with calamity of ailments, none bigger than losing his ability to transform into his original form. Statue features: - Size approximately 24 inches [H:60.6cm W:46.5cm D:42.3cm] - LED functions on eyes - Limited Quantity worldwide Retail Price: $ 1499 US Edition Size: 500 Prototype samples shown. Product details could be subjected to change without further notice.


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Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1910946)
Posted by WreckerJack on September 14th, 2017 @ 2:16pm CDT
Prime 1 Studio Beast Wars Megatron had been released at SDCC 2017. We are just now seeing more images of this massive statue via facebook. Prime 1's facebook page gives us more details about the statue, letting us know that the eyes and his arm contain LED lights. Also we would like to mention that this statue stands a whopping 27 inches tall! If you want one of these dinosaur sized statues you are going to have to clear a space, that's for sure!

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Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1910949)
Posted by Sunburnninja on September 14th, 2017 @ 2:39pm CDT
This looks freaking amazing! :michaelbay: :x :michaelbay:
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1910988)
Posted by MGrotusque on September 14th, 2017 @ 5:47pm CDT
It bothers me to look at pictures of this thing because its such a remarkable piece of art but it fits nowhere in my collection or in my limited space!

Regardless....this figure is a beautiful thing.
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1910993)
Posted by DeathReviews on September 14th, 2017 @ 6:00pm CDT
M'eh, I never really cared for the Beast Wars Megatron. Still, if they want to make a statue out of him....
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1911063)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 15th, 2017 @ 4:44am CDT
A shame that BW Megatron won't transform, but it's beautiful azfak. :BOWDOWN:

Having way too much money and room to spare, I'd buy all of those highly sophisticated TF statues.
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1911102)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 15th, 2017 @ 10:16am CDT
His TRex hand is actually pretty terrifying... man it looks good
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1913382)
Posted by Va'al on September 28th, 2017 @ 12:33pm CDT
We head back to the Facebook page of Prime 1 Studios for a new look at their latest product in the Transformers movieverse line: MMTFM-15 Barricade, in his first incarnation from 2007 (not the bulkier The Last Knight one)! Check out the description and images below, head here for the full album, and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub!

MMTFM-15: BARRICADE (TRANSFORMERS 2007) "ARE YOU USERNAME: LADIESMAN217?" Prime 1 Studio is proud to present MMTFM-15: Barricade from Transformers Film. Barricade is apparently a complicated robot. He believes that Starscream is vital in their search for Megatron and the AllSpark. In many ways, this makes him Starscream's closest ally in the naturally combative Decepticon ranks. Then again, it's been said that he likes to trick people into trusting him, just so he can see their reactions when they find out just how much of a bad idea it was. As such, he has disguised himself as an Earth police car in an attempt to fool the humans around him. Statue features: - Size approx. 30 inches tall [(H)64.5cm (W)50cm (D)43cm] - LED Light-up function on head - Limited quantity worldwide Retail Price: $1499 US Edition Size: 750 Prototype samples shown. Product details could be subjected to change without further notice.


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Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1913385)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on September 28th, 2017 @ 12:51pm CDT
I do love the even more cop-like version in TLK but damn I do still love his original look here too. That's a very cool figure for rich folk.
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1913442)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 28th, 2017 @ 6:17pm CDT
Damn, that Barricade will be HUGE! 30" tall, that's at least Fortmax sized!

You don't just have to be rich to own a collection of these. You must also live in a freakin' manor!
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1913443)
Posted by skywarp-2 on September 28th, 2017 @ 6:21pm CDT
Drop the scale and the price. Make it like Ironman from Hottoys, and I'd be all over them. But as is. Nah..too expensive.too large. Too much. Love the quality
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Posted by Va'al on October 18th, 2017 @ 2:58am CDT
Presented by Sideshow Toys, and designed after the concepts of Josh Nizzi, Prime 1 Studio are adding another character to their Generation 1 reimagined line: Ultra Magnus! Effectively the white Optimus Prime version, the figure appears to come with rifle and axe accessories, plus the 'rocky' stand for display. Estimated to arrive between February and April 2019, it's currently listed at USD 1060, as you can find out here.

Sideshow and Prime 1 Studio are proud to present Ultra Magnus from Transformers: Generation 1. Designed by renowned artist Josh Nizzi, famous for his interpretation for the Transformers movies. Ultra Magnus is a white redecoration of G1 Optimus Prime and crafted with impressive attention to detail and features LED light-up eyes and stands approximately 24 inches tall.


Type Statue: Transformers
Manufacturer: Prime 1 Studio
Artist: Josh Nizzi (Design)

WHAT'S IN THE BOX?

The Ultra Magnus Statue (Transformers: Generation 1) features:

+ Approximately 24 inches tall
+ LED Light-up function on head
+ One (1) interchangeable Fusion Axe
+ Limited Quantity Worldwide

ADDITIONAL DETAILS & DIMENSIONS

Expected to Ship Feb 2019 - Apr 2019

Item shown is a prototype. When shipped, the final production piece may differ in appearance.

Product Size
24" H (609.6mm) x 14.56" W (369.82mm) x 12.20" L (309.88mm)*

Dimensional Weight
TBD

Int'l Dim. Weight
TBD

* Size and weight are approximate values. Learn more

SKU 903225
UPC 747720238190

Limited Edition: 350

Price $1,060 USD


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Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1924311)
Posted by Budder Prime on November 30th, 2017 @ 11:21am CST
And we have heard nothing new about this statue since this teaser.
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1924385)
Posted by Qwan on November 30th, 2017 @ 9:54pm CST
Coming from the official Facebook page belonging to renowned manufacturer of licensed Transformers statues, Prime 1 Studio, we have an extensive gallery of prototype images of their Crosshairs statue (based on his appearances in Transformers: Age of Extinction and The Last Knight)! The statue measures approximately 31 inches in height, boasts LED light-up eyes and right gun barrel as well as a light-up base, and the 'exclusive' version features two sets of arms so he can hold his guns pointing up or down by his sides.

The 'regular' version will sell for about $1349 and will have a run of 700 pieces produced, while the 'exclusive' is expected to cost $1399 and will be limited to only 350. Check out a few selected images below, see the full gallery here, and let us know your thoughts in the Energon Pub forums!

“Love that guy. Goosebumps every time.”
- About Optimus Prime
Prime 1 Studio is proud to present MMTFM-19: Crosshairs from The Transformers: The Last Knight. Crosshairs is an Autobot member and supporting character in the 2014 movie, Transformers: Age of Extinction and its sequel Transformers: The Last Knight. When the chips are down, Crosshairs is the kind of guys you would want on your team. Or you would if it wasn’t for the fact that he’s self-loving and more than a bit of a jerk. He is a paratrooper who’s a mouthful of snark with a bad attitude. He only cares about one such person: himself. Crosshairs choose to be independent so that he can avoid danger, even if his allies are in danger.
Statue features:
- Size approximately 31 inches [H:76.4cm W:64cm D:53cm]
- LED functions on eyes, right arm weapon and base
- One (1) interchangeable pair of arms
- One (1) interchangeable pair of exclusive arms (In the exclusive version only)
Retail Price:
- Regular Version: $1349 US
- Exclusive Version: $1399 US
Edition Size:
- Regular Version:700
- Exclusive Version: 350
Prototype samples shown.
Product details could be subjected to change without further notice.

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Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1924393)
Posted by Va'al on December 1st, 2017 @ 12:03am CST
Just as we report on the latest statue offering from official license-holders Prime 1 Studio - the MMTFM-19: Crosshairs release, just newsed here - the Transformers areas at Tokyo Comic Con also bring us some closer looks at this one figure, and the previously shown MMTFM-15 Barricade (first newsed here).

Also included in the images below, mirrored once again from Twitter user 7777_diver who is present at the event taking place this weekend, are previous releases in the Museum Masterline Transformers Movie (in the sense of live-action films) line from the company, such as Shockwave, Ratchet, and Jazz. You can check them all out below, and let us know what you think of these high-end not exactly collectibles in the Energon Pub Discussion Boards!

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Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1924428)
Posted by Rated X on December 1st, 2017 @ 9:59am CST
Ewww....thats a face only a mother can love. Im still dying to see whos actually buying these damn $1500 statues. Is this not the same fandom that wants to buy POTP Optimus as a "stand in" for MP-10? Is this not the same fandom that complains about a $50 import tax? Is this not the same fandom that left Walmart shelves clogged with Bayverse toys 5 times already? Who the hell spends $1500 and a non-transforming statue? Especially one of a character who barely did anything in the movie?
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1924509)
Posted by Qwan on December 1st, 2017 @ 5:14pm CST
Rated X wrote:Ewww....thats a face only a mother can love. Im still dying to see whos actually buying these damn $1500 statues. Is this not the same fandom that wants to buy POTP Optimus as a "stand in" for MP-10? Is this not the same fandom that complains about a $50 import tax? Is this not the same fandom that left Walmart shelves clogged with Bayverse toys 5 times already? Who the hell spends $1500 and a non-transforming statue? Especially one of a character who barely did anything in the movie?

Yes, because every fandom is a singular entity, and if any two people within that fandom hold different opinions then it's hypocrisy and needs to be called out! Image

Bear in mind that if we take the production numbers for say, the Crosshairs statue, then if 1050 people - 1050 people in the entire world - decide to buy it for the asking price, then all the stock will be sold and Prime 1 Studio will be totally satisfied. On the other hand, if 1050 people the world over buy a copy of every single movie-related item, or purchase an MP-10, or don't complain about import taxes on the internet, nobody's ever going to notice the slightest difference.

Not that I'd ever buy these in all my years either, but don't confuse general consensus for unanimous opinion. Some people do want to buy these, and if they decide they want to spend a few thousand dollars on non-transforming statues, that's their prerogative! :D
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1924514)
Posted by Rated X on December 1st, 2017 @ 6:03pm CST
Qwan wrote:
Rated X wrote:Ewww....thats a face only a mother can love. Im still dying to see whos actually buying these damn $1500 statues. Is this not the same fandom that wants to buy POTP Optimus as a "stand in" for MP-10? Is this not the same fandom that complains about a $50 import tax? Is this not the same fandom that left Walmart shelves clogged with Bayverse toys 5 times already? Who the hell spends $1500 and a non-transforming statue? Especially one of a character who barely did anything in the movie?

Yes, because every fandom is a singular entity, and if any two people within that fandom hold different opinions then it's hypocrisy and needs to be called out! Image

Bear in mind that if we take the production numbers for say, the Crosshairs statue, then if 1050 people - 1050 people in the entire world - decide to buy it for the asking price, then all the stock will be sold and Prime 1 Studio will be totally satisfied. On the other hand, if 1050 people the world over buy a copy of every single movie-related item, or purchase an MP-10, or don't complain about import taxes on the internet, nobody's ever going to notice the slightest difference.

Not that I'd ever buy these in all my years either, but don't confuse general consensus for unanimous opinion. Some people do want to buy these, and if they decide they want to spend a few thousand dollars on non-transforming statues, that's their prerogative! :D


Well im genuinely curious exactly what type of Transformers fans buy $1500 statues. My first thought might be movie buffs who also have statues of Predator, Iron Man, Terminator, etc. But then I think those guys probally wouldnt buy characters outside of Optimus Prime, Megatron, or Bumblebee. But Crosshairs? No way ! Thats a character only a hardcore Transformers fan would buy. So where are the hardcore Transformers fans that snub MP to collect $1500 statues? Are you out there? (crickets chirping)

One thing I noticed about these statue threads on both here and TFW is that you never see anybody posting the usual comments such as "it will be mine" or "pre-ordered on sight" or the infamous "shut up and take my money" meme. Where are these uber-rich super fans of Transformers? They sure arent here or on TFW. What kind of hardcore fans buy $1500 statues but dont post on fan sites? Its mind boggling. I recall BBTS asking for a non refundable down payment to pre-order one of these things. Cant say that I blame them, but it leads me to believe these things are really made to order and the whole "limited run" is a lie to get you to believe the makers sell more than 15 or 20 of them. $1500 x 1000 = 1 and a half million. I dont believe they make that much off of one statue when Takara cant even get 3,000 people worldwide to pre-order Grand Maximus for $250.
Re: Prime 1 Studio At Transformers: The Last Knight Event in Malaysia (1924522)
Posted by Qwan on December 1st, 2017 @ 7:09pm CST
That's also true, I've never seen anyone sharing their desire to buy these things. But there must be a fair few of them somewhere; I'll readily admit I don't know anything about the toy production process, but I have a hard time believing they'd make their money back on the whole production process if they only sold double-digit numbers.

I've got no idea where these mystery buyers are, but I'm sure they must exist since these statues just keep comin'. I think you might actually be on to something with the idea that they're being bought mostly by movie buffs and the like - it's quite possible that purveyors of high-end collectables who liked the Transformers characters as a child (for the G1 statues) or appreciate the live-action designs (for the movie statues) but don't care about the actual toys, would spring for at least one or two of these.

It seems weird, but it might explain why they tend not to show up on fan boards like these. Paradoxically, they may not be big enough Transformers fans to buy a bunch of cheap kids' toys or join messageboards to talk about the franchise, but they just might think fondly enough of the characters and/or designs to buy a $1500 statue or two, if they're that kind of collector already.
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Qwan wrote:That's also true, I've never seen anyone sharing their desire to buy these things. But there must be a fair few of them somewhere; I'll readily admit I don't know anything about the toy production process, but I have a hard time believing they'd make their money back on the whole production process if they only sold double-digit numbers.

I've got no idea where these mystery buyers are, but I'm sure they must exist since these statues just keep comin'. I think you might actually be on to something with the idea that they're being bought mostly by movie buffs and the like - it's quite possible that purveyors of high-end collectables who liked the Transformers characters as a child (for the G1 statues) or appreciate the live-action designs (for the movie statues) but don't care about the actual toys, would spring for at least one or two of these.

It seems weird, but it might explain why they tend not to show up on fan boards like these. Paradoxically, they may not be big enough Transformers fans to buy a bunch of cheap kids' toys or join messageboards to talk about the franchise, but they just might think fondly enough of the characters and/or designs to buy a $1500 statue or two, if they're that kind of collector already.


Another theory I have is these mystery statue collectors might all be living in Asia and dont read or speak any english. They might be rich guys that work for successful tech companies. The type of guys that live in Tokyo or Hong Kong high rise apartments. People that are not connected with any crowd except business friends and really hot Asian chicks. As much as "geeks" are associated with sci-fi franchises, when you spend that kind of money the girls will party with you lol.
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Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 2nd, 2017 @ 3:18pm CST
Rated X wrote:Ewww....thats a face only a mother can love. Im still dying to see whos actually buying these damn $1500 statues. Is this not the same fandom that wants to buy POTP Optimus as a "stand in" for MP-10? Is this not the same fandom that complains about a $50 import tax? Is this not the same fandom that left Walmart shelves clogged with Bayverse toys 5 times already? Who the hell spends $1500 and a non-transforming statue? Especially one of a character who barely did anything in the movie?


Probably the same kind of fans who don't hesitate to buy those 1000$ MP-10 special repaints, AFA-graded sealed G1 Transformers, or Lucky Draws.

If they keep making those super expensive statues, it's because many people DO buy these things. They are just not vocal about it I guess.

On my end, I bought two statues in my lifetime.

A 200$ MTG Spirit Link statue (Instead of an Unlimited Mox Saphir at the time):
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And a 400$ Cutey Honey statue (Instead of a PS2 at the time):
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Their value kept going down and down and down. You can still buy both for like 1/4 of their original price, brand new and sealed.
Both end up having some fingers broken off due to mishandling/cats. So now, both are totally worthless. I just can't bring myself to throw them in the garbage.........

So, even though that Shockwave above look INCREDIBLE, I just can't bring myself to spend more than 100$ on a statue. Breakage risks are real and the long term value is iffy at best.

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