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Old 2008-07-20, 10:09 AM   #1
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Default "Universe" 25th Anniversary Optimus Prime reissue - OUT in the USA now!

http://tformers.com/ig.php?mode=albu...ze=800&start=0
 
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Old 2008-07-20, 11:55 PM   #2
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I already have a re-issue, but this would be worth buying for the cool extras, or to keep as a MIB display piece.
 
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Old 2008-07-21, 12:02 AM   #3
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I like how the picture of the figure on the back of the box shows the correct size smokestacks, yet the actual figure looks like someone chopped them off at the top of the cab. If it were not for the shortened smokestacks I'd surely be buying one of these, but thats just pitiful looking really.

Any idea on how much this is supposed to cost? It may be a cheaper alternative to the other reissues that are out there, but I'll stick with the Takara TFC 00 release.
 
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Old 2008-07-21, 05:03 AM   #4
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The shortened smokestacks look is starting to bother me more and more. I never had a G1 Prime (too young), but I know I enjoy the mold from having bought a re-issue Ultra Magnus. So of course, I would probably like the Takara re-issue with full 'stacks. But if the colors on this one are really as bright and sweet-looking as these photos would have me believe, I'll probably be a sucker and pick it up.
 
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Old 2008-07-21, 05:08 AM   #5
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It looks pretty fantastic, but I have a sealed G2 Prime and Takara Collection Prime, I don't think I need anymore.

And, correct me if I am wrong, but the colouring of this Prime looks a lot different, the red, grey and blue for instance. They look heightened and more cartoony, is that just me?
 
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Old 2008-07-21, 07:19 AM   #6
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Encore is so full of long smokestack-y goodness.
 
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Old 2008-07-21, 08:56 AM   #7
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Any idea on how much this is supposed to cost?
http://www.hasbro.com/transformers/u...85BE693F87CFDD
 
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Old 2008-07-21, 03:13 PM   #8
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$69.99 is quite a lot for a US retail release of that figure isn't it? It is a lot cheaper than buying most of the reissues that are out, certainly cheaper than the going price for a TFC 00 reissue, but still seems like a lot to ask for that mold in my mind.

I'd be curious to know what the figure sold for back in the day when it first came out, simply for comedic purposes. I can't remember what they ran back then, when your parents are buying them you don't think anything about price. I actually don't think I even had that much of a concept of money when I was 5.
 
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Old 2008-07-21, 03:43 PM   #9
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Mine was $37.99, bought in Tucson, Arizona. I'm not positive whether it was 84 or 85.
 
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Old 2008-07-21, 04:30 PM   #10
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$69.99 is quite a lot for a US retail release of that figure isn't it?
As that is sure to translate into 69.99 in the UK, I think that's a bargain.

I have two 20th Anniversary OPs and must say that I do like the look of this, emasculated smokestacks aside. No doubt Scraplet1 will be demanding one for his collection, so I'd better get him up a few chimneys in short order.
 
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Old 2008-07-21, 09:44 PM   #11
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$69.99? Ugh. I can get one with full smokestacks for about $5 more, ha. But thinking about it more I'm not too sure if I'd go for either...and of course, there's absolutely no way I'm going for the near-$300 one just to get an energon axe.
 
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Old 2008-07-21, 11:20 PM   #12
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It looks pretty fantastic, but I have a sealed G2 Prime and Takara Collection Prime, I don't think I need anymore.

And, correct me if I am wrong, but the colouring of this Prime looks a lot different, the red, grey and blue for instance. They look heightened and more cartoony, is that just me?
They definately look more saturated, particularly the blue. The original was a bit more 'earthy'.. but that may be the pics involved rather than the actual toy.
 
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Old 2008-07-21, 11:42 PM   #13
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He has a point - they're more basic colors. The trailer looks a lot lighter than mine. And the "stem" that holds up the trailer's robot/cockpit thingie is different than the original.
 
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Old 2008-08-15, 06:32 PM   #15
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So the red's the same.. the grey is lighter by a smidge, but the blue is MUCH lighter and brighter.
 
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Old 2008-08-15, 06:49 PM   #16
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I might get him. Never had a whole lot of G1 things anyway.
 
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Old 2008-08-15, 07:11 PM   #17
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So the red's the same..
?!

In all of the comparison pics the original has looked darker, glossier, though in some of them only slightly...
 
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Old 2008-08-15, 08:05 PM   #18
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I may get this, as I do not have a G1 Prime and I can't find one of those 20th Anniversary Movie Edition Primes on clearance at Wal-Mart anymore.
 
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Old 2008-08-16, 12:31 AM   #19
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so whens this thing coming out i've never either had the money or gotten a chance to purchase a g1 prime and i'd like to get one now.any info would be apreciated
 
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Old 2008-08-16, 12:37 AM   #20
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I may get this, as I do not have a G1 Prime and I can't find one of those 20th Anniversary Movie Edition Primes on clearance at Wal-Mart anymore.
This.
 
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