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Old 2007-08-07, 07:51 PM   #1
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Default Battle damaged Voyager Optimus Prime repaint

http://tformers.com/ig.php?mode=albu...ze=800&start=0

The cracks appear to be painted tampographs. The entire setup and lighting looks pretty official.
 
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Old 2007-08-08, 02:29 AM   #2
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I cannot download your link to view battle damged prime. I will continue to try.
 
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Old 2007-08-08, 02:33 AM   #3
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I got it up. Looks pretty decent. Is this the smaller movie prime? If so, he does not look as good as the leader class prime. NO FLAME JOB PAINT JOB!!! WHY??
 
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Old 2007-08-08, 02:35 AM   #4
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Im really not digging Hasbros recent fixation with releasing a battle damaged version of everything.
 
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Old 2007-08-08, 02:39 AM   #5
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I agree. Hasbro does seem to get things mixed up a lot. It is what it is.
 
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Old 2007-08-08, 12:55 PM   #6
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So, this gives us four Movie Voyager redecos that are unaccounted for in addition to the ones confirmed by Hasbro for the main Voyager assortment (First Strike Prime, Evac and Incinerator:
"Golden" Ratchet, metallic Megatron, blue Ironhide and battle damaged Prime.
 
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Old 2007-08-08, 01:10 PM   #7
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"Golden" Ratchet?
 
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Old 2007-08-08, 01:22 PM   #8
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"Golden" Ratchet?
Popped up on eBay a few months back. Didn't make much waves as most people initially assumed it to be a custom. Certain hints suggest otherwise, though.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d7...ratchet_01.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d7...ratchet_02.jpg
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Old 2007-08-08, 02:44 PM   #9
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Ah. Aside from the glitteryness, it doesn't look much different from the other one. Maybe it's a lucky draw or exclusive?
 
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Old 2007-08-08, 02:52 PM   #10
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Ah. Aside from the glitteryness, it doesn't look much different from the other one. Maybe it's a lucky draw or exclusive?
True dat. It's probably from the same guys who were giving out the Golden Bumblebee. Perhaps it comes with a coupon for the DVD?
 
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Old 2007-08-08, 05:54 PM   #11
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Ah. Aside from the glitteryness, it doesn't look much different from the other one. Maybe it's a lucky draw or exclusive?
If it was a lucky draw thing, it'd be Japanese. We haven't heard anything about an exclusive Japanese Ratchet redeco thus far, and test shots of Takara toys are still a rare sight. So it's most probably a US thing.
 
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Old 2007-08-09, 04:13 PM   #12
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I see. Doesn't seem like it would be much of a marketing success, since the colors look pretty close to the first version's release.
 
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Old 2007-08-09, 10:31 PM   #13
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All these pointless repaints, why?!?

I mean I liked the idea of the Thundercracker(Which technically is
a remold), but why make 3 more primes, and future versions of
dead charactures(Brawl, Jazz, Megatron). I am so confused.

Why no protoform bumblebee? HA!
 
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Old 2007-08-10, 06:18 AM   #14
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I highly doubt Megatron is dead. He will be back. NO DOUBT!!
 
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All these pointless repaints, why?!?
Because it costs a fair amount of money to engineer and produce a mold, and they're going to get everything they can out of it.
 
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Old 2007-08-10, 06:25 AM   #16
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I think repaints suck. They should mold them exactly like the movie. I know there is a certain amount of physics involved, but come on! The battle scarred prime looks like someone took a lighter to the plastic.
 
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I think repaints suck. They should mold them exactly like the movie. I know there is a certain amount of physics involved, but come on!
You want to pay $40 for a Deluxe?
 
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Old 2007-08-10, 09:53 AM   #18
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Repaints are good for everyone but obsessive collectors who must have everything. They give the fans multiple options on each mold, as we all have different opinions of what looks cool. They give Hasbro more money and keep the line both alive and profitable. Not putting out repaints does not mean they put out more molds. I have no idea on the figures, yet I would not be surprised if the cost of a new mold equals the development costs of around 10 repaints.

The best way to think of repaints is as "extras" rather than "instead ofs" in the line.

Now if we get to a point that over the course of half a year or so we only see repaints and no new molds that is when we should fear for the line's health.
 
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Now if we get to a point that over the course of half a year or so we only see repaints and no new molds that is when we should fear for the line's health.
You mean, like Universe?
 
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Old 2007-08-10, 06:07 PM   #20
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I would pay $40 dollars for a good quality toy that reflects the movie.

I would even pay $200 for the Master Piece Prime and the whole lot. (if I can even find them).

I guess to each there own, but for example. Why did they change the color of Starscream for the Masterpiece addition the 1st time around? Were the designers color blind? Why not keep things as accurate to the cartoon as possible? I would if I were the toy maker. Makes sense to me.
 
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