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Old 2008-01-07, 05:09 PM   #1
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Default Premium Optimus Prime sword test shot

Current information:

The upcoming "Premium Series" versions of Leader Class Optimus Prime and Megatron were originally reported by and depicted in an issue of Lee's Toy Review.

http://www.allspark.com/index.php?fu...view_photo.php

Mirrored image:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d7...us_lees_01.jpg

Optimus features a retooled head sculpt and a retractable sword instead of the original release's gun.

Megatron appears to sport a retooled head sculpt as well.


Enertainment Earth confirmes that the two are scheduled for a general release (i.e. they're not exclusive to any particular store), as part of wave 6 of the Movie Leader Class assortment (the one after Deep Desert Brawl's wave), slated for an April 2008 release.
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/pr...umber=HT81058F

We have official Hasbro stock photos for Prime:
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=162889

Mirrored images:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d7...k_photo_01.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d7...k_photo_02.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d7...k_photo_03.jpg

Apparently he will only sport a few silver paint applications, the rest remains in plain grey plastic (and to make matters worse, some paint applications on regular Leader Prime are MISSING).


Japan will also get their own version of Premium Prime, including the sword and the retooled head. Their version (MA-21 Optimus Prime Battle Mode, also slated for a mass release) appears to be sporting a chrome paintjob, unlike the Hasbro version. However, the only photo we have thus far comes from a Japanese toy show.

http://www.fantofan.jp/news/event/to.../DSC00054a.jpg

Mirrored image:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d7...optimus_01.jpg


We have photos of a test shot of Prime's sword:

http://www.anonib.com/tfclub/index.php?t=137

Mirrored images:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d7...e/sword_01.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d7...e/sword_02.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d7...e/sword_03.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d7...e/sword_04.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d7...e/sword_05.jpg

We also have a Japanese retailer solicitation showing not only a prototype of the sword, but also a close-up of the new head sculpt.
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/vbimgh...img&imgid=6780

Mirrored image:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d7...optimus_02.jpg

Megatron in packaging:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d7...ckaging_01.jpg
 

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