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Old 2006-09-28, 06:58 PM   #1
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Default 20th Anniversary Optimus Prime reissue base sounds - it's not Cullen

http://tformers.com/20th-Anniversary...6582/news.html

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Old 2006-09-28, 07:04 PM   #2
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And that is what can happen if you dont pick the right voice for prime (not necessarily cullen)

Man, that was, to be frank, SH*T
 
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Old 2006-09-28, 08:15 PM   #3
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He doesn't even sound robotic or like any incarnation of Prime ever should. Even the G1/G2 re-release with the voicebox was better than this.
And he sounds too evil when saying "energon and a lot of luck".
 
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Old 2006-09-29, 05:40 AM   #4
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Worst Optimus Prime Voice Ever!
 
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Old 2006-09-29, 06:31 AM   #5
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that is really weak voice acting. lucky for me i don't care about the base as long as i get the toy... i missed out in 2004 and im so glad its back
 
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Old 2006-09-29, 12:37 PM   #6
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I have this rather heavy, in all senses, toy. He's still in the box. He looks great. Even if he is an Autobot and not a Decepticon. I was going to free him from the package at some juncture when I needed cheering up and enjoy pressing his buttons (as it were).

I like Cullen's OP. It's the voice I will always remember, alongside Welker's Megatron, from G1. He's so smooth and powerful. An iron fist inside a velvet glove. So very... um, commanding.

This? Oh, dear.
 
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Old 2006-09-29, 01:24 PM   #7
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He doesn't even sound robotic or like any incarnation of Prime ever should. Even the G1/G2 re-release with the voicebox was better than this.
And he sounds too evil when saying "energon and a lot of luck".
Wait? He's doing lines from the 20 year old movie? I was going to say that I don't have speakers on my work compy, and the reactions sounded a bit over the top, but in a case like this, that's just plain lazy. With 36 trillion copies of that movie on dvd, they could've at least ripped the sounds off the dvd and used those. Though, I suppose they might have to pay him royalties or somesuch . . .
 
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Old 2006-09-29, 01:33 PM   #8
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"Autobots transform and roll out"
"I want you to make a special run to Autobot City"
"Megatron must be stopped"
"All we need is a little energon and a lot of luck"
*Transforming sounds*

Especially with it being the 20th Anniversary you'd think they would put a little effort into it. Then again it is Hasbro.
 
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Old 2006-09-29, 04:24 PM   #9
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Wow--that's so bad it's almost comical. It's like some guy they picked up on the street is just reading the lines from a script because their real pick forgot to show or something.

People should buy them, keep the figure, but send the base back to Hasbro demanding an apology. haha


 
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Old 2006-09-29, 05:03 PM   #10
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"Autobots transform and roll out"
"I want you to make a special run to Autobot City"
"Megatron must be stopped"
"All we need is a little energon and a lot of luck"
*Transforming sounds*

Especially with it being the 20th Anniversary you'd think they would put a little effort into it. Then again it is Hasbro.
Wow, those are all lines that they could have pulled from the movie. I'm not sure if he says "Transform and roll out" in the movie, but there's at least 60-odd episodes that they could rip that from . . .
 
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Old 2006-09-29, 05:09 PM   #11
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Wow, those are all lines that they could have pulled from the movie. I'm not sure if he says "Transform and roll out" in the movie, but there's at least 60-odd episodes that they could rip that from . . .
That's why this is all so very, very sad. I am assuming that greed overcame their scruples, especially as they figured that loads of us would spin out the dosh in order to have this in our collection.
 
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Old 2006-09-29, 05:43 PM   #12
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I don't even think of it as greed, as much as straight up laziness. It couldn't have cost them much to just extract the sound. Even if there's royalties involved, they really aren't spending all that much on what amounts to a straight repack, for the most part. The fact that every dvd company around is releasing this movie leads me to believe that any royalty fee would be minimal.

I honestly don't care much, as it's a nice piece, in and of itself, and if I could afford to drop serious change on it (or thought it was worth saving up for), I would've done that when it first came out. I'll prolly pick it up if it's on clearance again. All in all, I think they dropped the ball, as it wouldn't have taken someone more than an hour to rip the appropriate phrases.

Hell, if it was that much trouble, they might as well have just not released the talking stand at all.
 
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Old 2006-09-29, 06:57 PM   #13
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That voice is soooo bad, well its still a cool figure
 
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Old 2006-09-29, 07:08 PM   #14
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I'm having flashbacks of Star TV's English dub.
 
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Old 2006-10-02, 11:30 AM   #15
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That voice is soooo bad, well its still a cool figure
Screw it, I'm getting MP-04.
 
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Old 2006-10-03, 01:53 AM   #16
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Screw it, I'm getting MP-04.
Ditto. The only thing this had going for it was Cullen.
 
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