"Premium Series" Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime and Megatron

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Premium Optimus Prime sword test shot

Post by Nevermore » Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:09 pm

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?full= ... _photo.php

Mirrored image:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/b ... ees_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/prodi ... r=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/d75/b ... oto_01.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/b ... oto_02.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/b ... oto_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/toyfo ... 00054a.jpg

Mirrored image:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/b ... mus_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/d75/b ... ord_01.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/b ... ord_02.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/b ... ord_03.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/b ... ord_04.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/b ... ord_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/vbimghost ... imgid=6780

Mirrored image:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/b ... mus_02.jpg

Megatron in packaging:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/b ... ing_01.jpg
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Post by Preda » Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:25 pm

Even though this is custom made,it looks awesome...to be honest,I can't wait to see the real figure with sword and to buy it xD

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Premium Leader Optimus Prime and Megatron are mass retail too

Post by Nevermore » Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:41 am

Prime and Megatron are both mass retail.

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodi ... r=HT81058F
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Post by Clay » Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:33 pm

That is acceptable. I've held off on buying Megatron specifically because of the random blue and pink highlights.

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Post by Nevermore » Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:19 pm

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Post by Brimstone » Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:54 pm

Still crap-ass gray for the front grill and other chrome parts, so that's unfortunate.

And...I'm not 100% sure that's a better head mould, but it's hard to tell in these pics.
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Post by another tf fan » Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:01 am

I don't like the head mold better, I think it looks worse.
The Flames look Better,
The sword looks stupid jutting out of the block that is Optimus's forearm. The Fold-Away Cannon looks much better.
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Post by Nevermore » Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:21 pm

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Post by Brimstone » Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:32 pm

Oh, okay. That is better.

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Post by Springer007 » Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:44 pm

I am going to definitely pick him up when I see him. I need a base for a kitbash anyway *rubs hands together*

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Re: Premium Optimus Prime sword test shot

Post by Nevermore » Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:21 pm

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Post by secretcode » Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:50 pm

Sadly, only intrested in Megs. I skipped out on the first version...
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Post by Springer007 » Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:49 pm

he looks so much better in movie colors! i skipped him too, but i migh actually pick this one up.

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Post by Nevermore » Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:32 pm

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Post by Nevermore » Sun Feb 03, 2008 4:23 pm

Looking for a complete Energon Sky Shadow (from Superion Maximus).
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Post by BlacknRedTed » Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:58 pm

OK, I been waiting to see more pics of the megatron, and I love that paint job. So much better then the first version that cant out at first, a must have for me. Now Prime, well, to me his new head sculpt reminds me of a rabbit or bunny or something of that nature. I picked up the night watch version, I love the paint job on that, and the only thing that is making want to pick up Prime is the sword. If there is somewhere I can order the sword by its self, then I will do that, but I cant spend money on something that dont look that good to me. Megs on the other hand, well my decepticons will have a leader now in the war.

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Post by Sunstreaker2 » Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:21 pm

It's too bad the only Leader I'm buying is Desert Brawl, because if I had the money for more than one Leader, I'd buy Premium Megs.
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Post by Nevermore » Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:38 pm

Back of the packaging and bios, from the neverending land of internets auctions.

Prime
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/b ... ing_05.jpg

Megatron
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/b ... ing_04.jpg

Now checking back, we saw the back of Megs' box before, but not in this bio-readable size.
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Post by Smokescreen GT » Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:27 am

Premium Megs is looking sweet. Besides Premium BB, this may be the only other one of this line I pick up. Now, if I could only figure out what to do with the first Leader Megs I bought. Hmmmm...
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Post by Sonray » Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:28 pm

Prime looks retarded. Whats with the bunny ears huh? So lame, somehow Hasbro has managed to take a great figure and make it look stupid. I will stick to my original, the add-on sword isnt worth re-buying this fig.

Now Megatron on the other hand looks amazing! Better than most customs i have seen of him! I will def be buying him thats for sure as i was put off the original release because of the awful paint.

So they have made prime look like crap, and made Megatron look awesome. I guess the universal balance is restored now.

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