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Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed

Wednesday, February 9th, 2022 6:56PM CST

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Thanks to Dengeki Hobby, we have our next reveal for the Premium Finish line, Transformers 2007 Optimus Prime! Optimus Prime, in a surprise twist, is a repaint of the SS-05 mold, the original Revenge of the Fallen figure that came with the pair of swords, instead of the later SS-32 figure which featured a more accurate chest and the ability to combine with Jetfire. This figure has been decked out in an incredible movie accurate paint job, and includes a pair of blasters that came with SS-32 and the swords that came with the original SS-05.

Sadly, as previously mentioned, as this figure uses the first Studio Series Optimus Prime tooling, he cannot combine with Jetfire or the Dark of the Moon trailer in robot mode, which is a shame as Jetfire is rumored to also be in the Premium Finish line.

With this reveal, Japanese importers have started to list the figure for a price of 6,380 yen (roughly $55 USD) with a late July 2022 release date.

Check out the images below, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!

Transformers News: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed

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Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2127238)
Posted by primalxconvoy on February 9th, 2022 @ 7:05pm CST
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Thanks to Denkegi Hobby, we have our next reveal for the Premium Finish line, Transformers 2007 Optimus Prime! Optimus Prime, in a surprise twist, is a repaint of the SS-05 mold, the original Revenge of the Fallen figure that came with the pair of swords, instead of the later SS-32 figure which featured a more accurate chest and the ability to combine with Jetfire. This figure has been decked out in an incredible movie accurate paint job, and includes a pair of blasters that came with SS-32 and the swords that came with the original SS-05.

Sadly, as previously mentioned, as this figure uses the first Studio Series Optimus Prime tooling, he cannot combine with Jetfire or the Dark of the Moon trailer in robot mode, which is a shame as Jetfire is rumored to also be in the Premium Finish line.

With this reveal, Japanese importers have started to list the figure for a price of 6,380 yen (roughly $55 USD) with a late July 2022 release date.

Check out the images below, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!


Er, I literally just posted these pictures before your post. Didn't you check this thread before posting the news article? What am I missing here?
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2127239)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 9th, 2022 @ 7:07pm CST
primalxconvoy wrote:Er, I literally just posted these pictures before your post. Didn't you check this thread before posting the news article? What am I missing here?

Yes I do. I was writing the actual news that got front paged. My post with the news information was front paged. Your post was the photos, it wasn't a news post.
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2127240)
Posted by transformers_va on February 9th, 2022 @ 7:19pm CST
primalxconvoy wrote:Er, I literally just posted these pictures before your post. Didn't you check this thread before posting the news article? What am I missing here?
This is Seibertron.com... didn't you know that you have to actually write the news articles for them, citing all sources, and hand over your firstborn before getting credit for news >:oP
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2127241)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 9th, 2022 @ 7:29pm CST
transformers_va wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:Er, I literally just posted these pictures before your post. Didn't you check this thread before posting the news article? What am I missing here?
This is Seibertron.com... didn't you know that you have to actually write the news articles for them, citing all sources, and hand over your firstborn before getting credit for news >:oP

That's how your original post can be news without having to draft a new story. But usually, users post the source and pictures, which is fine, but someone has to write the story with all the information.

As for news credit, Evasion Mode Bumblebee was given credit since he posted in this thread first. I had originally sent this to news from work early this morning, before anyone commented in this thread, but if a user posts the information before I news it, I credit the first user to share. He isn't mentioned since the original source was shared, but the news credit source was given to him.

Sometimes, I don't check the thread before posting either because I have limited time, so sometimes a post can be missed. We usually go based off of news emails AKA when you report news via the many links on the site pages, thread posts are usually secondary or even tertiary checks for news.

As for PrimalxConvoy, you posted images after the news was shared via email and in the thread, so while you did share images, you were not first, and only 1 user, the first user, can be credited for news for a story.
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2127242)
Posted by primalxconvoy on February 9th, 2022 @ 7:30pm CST
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:Er, I literally just posted these pictures before your post. Didn't you check this thread before posting the news article? What am I missing here?

Yes I do. I was writing the actual news that got front paged. My post with the news information was front paged. Your post was the photos, it wasn't a news post.


I see. In the future, I suppose I had better leave posting the news to people like yourself, as I'm still confused as to how "posting photos of a new TF figure" isn't considered "news" and thus not worthy of recognition. To be honest, I'm more surprised you didn't cite Takara Tomy Mall and DimeChoc's sites. I would have been happier if they were included over me, as that's where I got the pictures/news from.

I'm also confused over posting news via email. I've done that in the past and I believe I was asked to post the information in a thread, so it seems it's a "Catch 22" for posting news here.

I think you can give news credits, or at least mentions to various people, or sources cited in emails/PMs/thread posts, moving forward. That would at least cover all bases, surely.

Regardless, I suppose this issue is better resolved or discussed in the "Ask the Staff" thread, so I'm happy to continue it there if need be.

Thank you for your time and explanation.

NOTE: The reply below was to an earlier draft of my reply above and this might not have answered all of my points. I've not answered the reply below in order to not take up this thread's space regarding this topic. The editing was not designed to make the reply below appear out of touch with my concerns (which I'm sure there's an internet term for; a form of "reverse ninja'd-aring"?).
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2127243)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 9th, 2022 @ 7:35pm CST
primalxconvoy wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:Er, I literally just posted these pictures before your post. Didn't you check this thread before posting the news article? What am I missing here?

Yes I do. I was writing the actual news that got front paged. My post with the news information was front paged. Your post was the photos, it wasn't a news post.

I see. In the future, I suppose I had better leave posting the news to people like yourself, as I'm still confused as to how "posting photos of a new TF figure" isn't considered "news" and thus not worthy of recognition. To be honest, I'm more surprised you didn't cite Takara Tomy Mall and DimeChoc's sites. I would have been happier if they were included over me, as that's where I got the pictures/news from.

I really do not see how you didn't know the process, given how long you have been here, nor why this is an issue. Someone else shared the news first. Someone has to share the news for me to write it if I don't see it myself, which is about half the time. This was a case where I saw it first and used my source, which is a common source to use for Takara news for me, but still gave official credit to Evasion Mode Bee since he posted the news first in the thread and I saw it before i wrote the news story.

I appreciate you sharing the news, but you don't need to get annoyed when you are not named in the news story.
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2127246)
Posted by Seibertron on February 9th, 2022 @ 9:24pm CST
primalxconvoy wrote:In the future, I suppose I had better leave posting the news to people like yourself, as I'm still confused as to how "posting photos of a new TF figure" isn't considered "news" and thus not worthy of recognition.


It is news. We should be posting news articles with videos and galleries and user comparisons and all sorts of things. However, we're short staffed at the moment. If any of you want to join the team and help us out with posting news, we'd really appreciate it. There are some rules and guidelines to follow, but we could really use the help. Also looking for a news admin to kind of take over the whole "posting news" thing as well if anyone is interested.

primalxconvoy wrote:I'm also confused over posting news via email. I've done that in the past and I believe I was asked to post the information in a thread, so it seems it's a "Catch 22" for posting news here.


I appreciate the feedback. We're short staffed. The staff members we have are doing this in their spare time between their jobs and family life. They are doing the best that they can. If any of you are interested in helping, we could use a few more staff members helping us out. Please contact me if interested. Thanks.
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2127247)
Posted by primalxconvoy on February 9th, 2022 @ 9:36pm CST
Seibertron wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:In the future, I suppose I had better leave posting the news to people like yourself, as I'm still confused as to how "posting photos of a new TF figure" isn't considered "news" and thus not worthy of recognition.


It is news. We should be posting news articles with videos and galleries and user comparisons and all sorts of things. However, we're short staffed at the moment. If any of you want to join the team and help us out with posting news, we'd really appreciate it. There are some rules and guidelines to follow, but we could really use the help. Also looking for a news admin to kind of take over the whole "posting news" thing as well if anyone is interested.

primalxconvoy wrote:I'm also confused over posting news via email. I've done that in the past and I believe I was asked to post the information in a thread, so it seems it's a "Catch 22" for posting news here.


I appreciate the feedback. We're short staffed. The staff members we have are doing this in their spare time between their jobs and family life. They are doing the best that they can. If any of you are interested in helping, we could use a few more staff members helping us out. Please contact me if interested. Thanks.


Thank you for the clarification.
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2127249)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on February 9th, 2022 @ 11:19pm CST
This Premium Finish toy, I'm impressed with, even if it is the lesser version of SS Bayverse Optimus. Still, even the SS05 version of the mold looks orders of magnitude better with this premium deco, and it's overall a more premium-looking one IMO than the SIEGE PF decoes (although those at least have better weathering/damage than the baseline).

You know what would be cool, if unlikely? Premium Finish Unicron Trilogy reissues.
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2127254)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on February 10th, 2022 @ 4:39am CST
Well, that Optimus is another pass for me.
Still waiting for the DOTM/ROTF version.

>:oP

Also, "short staffed..." Ha!
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2127255)
Posted by primalxconvoy on February 10th, 2022 @ 5:00am CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:Well, that Optimus is another pass for me.
Still waiting for the DOTM/ROTF version.

>:oP

Also, "short staffed..." Ha!


Is there a universal/majority-felt "CHUG"-scaled Bayverse Optimus that SHOULD get a full "premium" treatment?

What does everyone think?
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2127256)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 10th, 2022 @ 5:57am CST
primalxconvoy wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Well, that Optimus is another pass for me.
Still waiting for the DOTM/ROTF version.

>:oP

Also, "short staffed..." Ha!


Is there a universal/majority-felt "CHUG"-scaled Bayverse Optimus that SHOULD get a full "premium" treatment?

What does everyone think?

A lot of fans seen the want SS-32 (which was the first version being compatible with SS Jetfire, allowing for the jet Prime combination)
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2127257)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on February 10th, 2022 @ 6:12am CST
ZeroWolf wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Well, that Optimus is another pass for me.
Still waiting for the DOTM/ROTF version.

>:oP

Also, "short staffed..." Ha!


Is there a universal/majority-felt "CHUG"-scaled Bayverse Optimus that SHOULD get a full "premium" treatment?

What does everyone think?

A lot of fans seen the want SS-32 (which was the first version being compatible with SS Jetfire, allowing for the jet Prime combination)


Im waiting for that one as well.

But as far as "CHUG" classic style goes, I think only the ER Optimus mold remains to be "premiumded".
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2127258)
Posted by griftimus prime on February 10th, 2022 @ 7:05am CST
i have enough of these
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2127262)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on February 10th, 2022 @ 9:00am CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Well, that Optimus is another pass for me.
Still waiting for the DOTM/ROTF version.

>:oP

Also, "short staffed..." Ha!


Is there a universal/majority-felt "CHUG"-scaled Bayverse Optimus that SHOULD get a full "premium" treatment?

What does everyone think?

A lot of fans seen the want SS-32 (which was the first version being compatible with SS Jetfire, allowing for the jet Prime combination)


Im waiting for that one as well.

But as far as "CHUG" classic style goes, I think only the ER Optimus mold remains to be "premiumded".
primalxconvoy said CHUG scale. Which, midgets like WFC Optimus notwithstanding, is still around 1/32 for carformers. And also specifically said Bayverse Optimus. The Bayverse Optimus in line with that scale would in fact be the ROTF Leader mold.

Which, as it happens, got the premium treatment years ago in the Movie The Best series.
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Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2127264)
Posted by primalxconvoy on February 10th, 2022 @ 9:13am CST
Yes, that's what I meant. I just wasn't that eloquent about it. I had forgotten about "The Best" line. The top pic looks nice. Could do with some (unnecessary?) chrome bits and bobs though, IMO.
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2127271)
Posted by optimeow on February 10th, 2022 @ 11:02am CST
I am sure they will release a PF SS32 if they are releasing a PF Jetfire. Will wait for those :-D
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2127315)
Posted by william-james88 on February 11th, 2022 @ 4:11pm CST

#32 may look better in Robot Mode, but the Vehicle Mode has some problems as a trade-off, most notably the removal of the toolboxes behind the gas tanks:

Don't forget we also have #44: #32 mold plus the MechTech trailer from Dark of the Moon. That's a more suitable candidate for a PF re-release as the changes are more drastic.


SS32 also has a bad deco, like really bad, in both modes. SS 44 at least has better deco in Truck mode.
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2127316)
Posted by william-james88 on February 11th, 2022 @ 4:12pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:So, lowering the contrast of pale characters like Starscream and Ultra Magnus is "premium."

EEEEEEEEEEeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrhhhhhhhhhh...................
The battle damage on Starscream is a completely different pattern, one shared by no other use of the Siege Seeker mold (seriously, every single use of that mold has the exact same battle damage pattern).


Hotlink's is different.
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2127318)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on February 11th, 2022 @ 4:16pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:So, lowering the contrast of pale characters like Starscream and Ultra Magnus is "premium."

EEEEEEEEEEeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrhhhhhhhhhh...................
The battle damage on Starscream is a completely different pattern, one shared by no other use of the Siege Seeker mold (seriously, every single use of that mold has the exact same battle damage pattern).


Hotlink's is different.


Sparkless Seeker A.K.A Shitstorm too.

The different Siege gribble dosent change the fact that "lowering the contrast" on a character =/= "premium."
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2127321)
Posted by primalxconvoy on February 11th, 2022 @ 4:34pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:So, lowering the contrast of pale characters like Starscream and Ultra Magnus is "premium."

EEEEEEEEEEeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrhhhhhhhhhh...................
The battle damage on Starscream is a completely different pattern, one shared by no other use of the Siege Seeker mold (seriously, every single use of that mold has the exact same battle damage pattern).


Hotlink's is different.


Sparkless Seeker A.K.A Shitstorm too.

The different Siege gribble dosent change the fact that "lowering the contrast" on a character =/= "premium."


Arguably, the paint jobs on Hotlink and "Sparkless Seeker" (aka "Skyquake", aka "Airshock") are more akin to "weathering" (and can't even be thought of as simply their actual paint job, as Sparkless looks like he's camouflaged), rather than the metallic splurges found on the other seekers. The "Premium Finish" (sic) SS probably has the same "pixilated" effect too simulate battle damage that Megatron and Optimus did, right? Regardless, it just looks like a grey SS with little else changed to me.
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2127326)
Posted by GrangerPerry on February 11th, 2022 @ 5:46pm CST
Gotta hand it to Takara when it comes to milking a mold! So sad it’s the original but maybe they’ll release a premium finish 2 pack Jetfire Optimus like they did with the leader class? Standard Megatron 54 was a day one for the silver paint but I could never bring myself to picking up an Optimus because they all looked so dull. Not a fan of this mold but the paint is just enough to match Megs. Love the line and hoping for a premium 86 Hot Rod to kick my masterpiece off the shelf for good
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2127598)
Posted by Overcracker on February 16th, 2022 @ 4:14pm CST
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Well, that Optimus is another pass for me.
Still waiting for the DOTM/ROTF version.

>:oP

Also, "short staffed..." Ha!


Is there a universal/majority-felt "CHUG"-scaled Bayverse Optimus that SHOULD get a full "premium" treatment?

What does everyone think?

A lot of fans seen the want SS-32 (which was the first version being compatible with SS Jetfire, allowing for the jet Prime combination)


Im waiting for that one as well.

But as far as "CHUG" classic style goes, I think only the ER Optimus mold remains to be "premiumded".
primalxconvoy said CHUG scale. Which, midgets like WFC Optimus notwithstanding, is still around 1/32 for carformers. And also specifically said Bayverse Optimus. The Bayverse Optimus in line with that scale would in fact be the ROTF Leader mold.

Which, as it happens, got the premium treatment years ago in the Movie The Best series.
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Takara's Movie the Best line (awkward title) was pretty good for its time. It wasn't really any more expensive than the original figures. And they did get a really good coat of paint.

Just got MB-11 out of the back of the shelf for these pictures:
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Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2131012)
Posted by Emerje on April 11th, 2022 @ 12:32am CDT
Gotta say, Premium Finish Ultra Magnus is easily my favorite figure in this lineup. His colors are so dark he's practically a new character, maybe Nemesis Magnus? The inner bot being dark gray and very metallic teal definitely gives a Nemesis Prime or Black Convoy vibe. Really love this guy.

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Emerje
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2131049)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 11th, 2022 @ 12:11pm CDT
Though, the brightness of your lighting is making him look less Nemesis-y and more Ultra Magnus-y. ;)
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2131108)
Posted by Emerje on April 11th, 2022 @ 8:46pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Though, the brightness of your lighting is making him look less Nemesis-y and more Ultra Magnus-y. ;)

Quick and dirty photo, there was an LED ring a couple inches from his head. His actual colors are closer to the bottom of his legs, it's a very dark gray, not even close to white. Maybe I'll take some better photos in the morning.

Emerje
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2131301)
Posted by Emerje on April 13th, 2022 @ 10:11am CDT
As promised, some better photos comparing the PF with the original and Netflix versions. They each bring a little something different and none of them handle paint the same way. Also should point out that the "blue" on the armor is actually dark purple even though it doesn't show up so well in these photos. Purple and gray instead of blue and white really does give it an evil vibe.

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Emerje
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2131332)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 13th, 2022 @ 4:39pm CDT
Premium is definitely Nemesis Magnus.

The Netflix one, it looks like Magnus was on the bad end of a Looney Tunes explosion.

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Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2132382)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 27th, 2022 @ 7:54pm CDT
I just got my Premium Series movie 1 Megatron from SS. The new wash and copper really did this thing justice. i love the retail release, but damn the premium series one brings it home! The wash detail covers a lot of components makes for some nice detailing. the copper is also movie accurate, and helps break up that nice silver and gray wash, and helps pull more of that detail forward. My original release is still in a tote, but I can't wait to put them side by side

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Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2132385)
Posted by RotorstormNZ on April 27th, 2022 @ 9:15pm CDT
Oh, wow, that's stunning!! What a beautiful figure! Although I have to know what's going on here:
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Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2132388)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on April 28th, 2022 @ 12:05am CDT
Sorry, wrong thread xD

PF Megatron looks great though, I would like to pick it up. Hoping Ratchet gets here sometime soon!
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2132390)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 28th, 2022 @ 12:19am CDT
RotorstormNZ wrote:Oh, wow, that's stunning!! What a beautiful figure! Although I have to know what's going on here:
It's the robot feet on the top of the jet mode.
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Posted by RotorstormNZ on April 28th, 2022 @ 4:46pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
RotorstormNZ wrote:Oh, wow, that's stunning!! What a beautiful figure! Although I have to know what's going on here:
It's the robot feet on the top of the jet mode.

I should've been clearer: the weird blotch of silver paint on the nose is what I was asking about.
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Posted by william-james88 on April 28th, 2022 @ 4:49pm CDT
RotorstormNZ wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
RotorstormNZ wrote:Oh, wow, that's stunning!! What a beautiful figure! Although I have to know what's going on here:
It's the robot feet on the top of the jet mode.

I should've been clearer: the weird blotch of silver paint on the nose is what I was asking about.


That's the premium paint job
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2132425)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 28th, 2022 @ 5:47pm CDT
I am truly loving this guy. He looks so incredible! This detailing is just spectacular! I love every part of it!

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Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2132433)
Posted by Emerje on April 28th, 2022 @ 8:10pm CDT
You really have me considering getting him. Right now that and the recently announced matching Optimus are the only ones I've passed on since they didn't feel like massive steps up from the retail versions. But now...

Emerje
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2132435)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 28th, 2022 @ 11:07pm CDT
The wrong chest on that '07 Megs Premium is a dealbreaker for me.
I can understand the mistake on the initial release. But for the Premium one, they could have went the extra mile and remold that chest.
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Posted by sol magnus on April 29th, 2022 @ 8:19am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:The wrong chest on that '07 Megs Premium is a dealbreaker for me.
I can understand the mistake on the initial release. But for the Premium one, they could have went the extra mile and remold that chest.

I kept looking at his chest thinking 'why doesn't this seem right to me?'

Now, I'm no purist. I can accept that it's not the 'right' chest, but it still looks marvelous!
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2132444)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 29th, 2022 @ 8:39am CDT
sol magnus wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:The wrong chest on that '07 Megs Premium is a dealbreaker for me.
I can understand the mistake on the initial release. But for the Premium one, they could have went the extra mile and remold that chest.

I kept looking at his chest thinking 'why doesn't this seem right to me?'

Now, I'm no purist. I can accept that it's not the 'right' chest, but it still looks marvelous!


It does look great, no contest. But the point of the SS line is to have affordable "mini masterpieces", not loose interpretations. As if a AoE/TLK Knight Optimus would have the first trilogy chest because reasons.
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Posted by RotorstormNZ on May 1st, 2022 @ 10:08pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
RotorstormNZ wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
RotorstormNZ wrote:Oh, wow, that's stunning!! What a beautiful figure! Although I have to know what's going on here:
It's the robot feet on the top of the jet mode.

I should've been clearer: the weird blotch of silver paint on the nose is what I was asking about.


That's the premium paint job

I think HasTak and I have very differing views on "premium"!!
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Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2132541)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 2nd, 2022 @ 7:41pm CDT
He is just so gorgeous

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Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2132555)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 2nd, 2022 @ 10:37pm CDT
I'd love to see some comparison pics between this Megatron and the normal Studio Series version if anyone has both or knows of any such pics.
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2132633)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 3rd, 2022 @ 7:00pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I'd love to see some comparison pics between this Megatron and the normal Studio Series version if anyone has both or knows of any such pics.

I have both, but my main SS one is still packed away.
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2135301)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 4th, 2022 @ 7:01pm CDT
Does anybody with Bumblebee Movie Prime have some tolerance issues with the panels in vehicle mode, like some of the pegs are just a little too thick?
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2136700)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 25th, 2022 @ 7:03am CDT
I opened and played with my SS-04 Ratchet. Much, much better than what I expected. The figure looks amazing (appart the "roof rack" that can't be folded) and the details are on point. I never had any of the originals and I can't compare, but by looking at the robot, I don't feel it needs any Reprolabels upgrades.

Transformation was very easy and intuitive and was a breeze without instructions. Too bad I can't store the "pizza cutter" inside the vehicle. Speaking of the vehicle, it's very tiny so I don't know about his scaling next to Ironhide.

Was it worth paying voyager price of a deluxe? Well, considering that 45$CAN plus taxes is barely between 7$ to 3$ (or even 0$!) difference between this and a regular deluxe, I say hell yes. Especially compared to buying any of the originals on eBay.
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2157213)
Posted by Emerje on March 3rd, 2023 @ 6:08pm CST
If you thought Takara Tomy's short lived Premium Finish line was dead then think again. Thanks to a post on our own Energon Pub forums by Seibertronian o.supreme we've learned of a tweet from the official Takara Tomy Transformers Twitter account teasing a Beast Wars reveal on March 9.

@TF_pr wrote:A big announcement is coming!? This battle is truly Beast Wars! Details will be announced on Thursday, March 9. Stay tuned for more news!!

While that doesn't imply much, around the same time an image was being circulated very similar to other ones used internally by Takara Tomy, most recently seen with Legacy Evolution Commander class Armada Optimus Prime. The image appears to show Kingdom Optimus Primal and Megatron in colors very similar to those used on the Masterpiece versions of the characters based on the CGI cartoon. The image also says reproduction is prohibited until March 9 linking them back to the original tweet. Text across the top of the image also refers to a versus set so we may be looking at a two pack.

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Premium Finish comes at a premium price, let us know if you're willing to double (or triple) dip on these two for the price on the Seibertron Energon Pub forums!
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2157214)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on March 3rd, 2023 @ 6:18pm CST
Interesting.
I don't think I'll buy them, but if they TRULY look good, I may consider it.

So far, the only PF I bought was Movie Ratchet because ironically, it was the cheapest way to get him. All the other weren't "premium" enough for me.
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2157228)
Posted by TOO MUCH ENERGON! on March 4th, 2023 @ 5:44am CST
Might go for Garry depending on how he looks.
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2157229)
Posted by Sculyblast on March 4th, 2023 @ 6:25am CST
Wait, so first we had the origanal kingdom primal who was already pretty good.
Then he got upgraded to Netflix primal, which was slightly better.
And now we get a third redeco which will be marginally better then netflix primal?

Doubtless Takara has done its homework to see if this PF release would be profitable, and found an affirming answer.

Sometimes i don't understand this fandom.
Re: Transformers Premium Finish Live Action Optimus Prime Revealed (2157230)
Posted by Emerje on March 4th, 2023 @ 7:36am CST
Sculyblast wrote:Sometimes i don't understand this fandom.

The fandom had nothing to do with it, I don't think anyone was asking for this, at least not this Primal, but if it's out there people will certainly buy it if they think it's worth getting. Compared to the Netflix version Primal probably wont change that much, I think they might add some gray fleck to his fur to look more like the cartoon, but Megatron is straight up based on the original cartoon with a more uniform dark purple, blue upper arms and crotch and green thighs. Pretty sure he's using the teeth baring face finally.

PFMegatron.jpg


Emerje

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