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Premium Series Optimus Prime

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Knightwing at 2008-01-21 7:40 am
www.TFW2005.com has an image of the prototype of the new head sculpt coming on the Premium Series Leader Class Optimus Prime.

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Perceptor said,  - 2008-01-21 08:47:27
The new head sculpt looks great, but it still is not at the top of my list of wants for Leader Class OP improvements. What I want is more red + blue flame detail on the fore-arms. I also want red flames on the inside ankle and better paint on the front nose of truck and better paint application (blue metal) on the upper legs and more movie accurate paint application on the upper arms...

The sword mold looks GREAT, but the plastic colors do not accurately reflect the red/orange look seen in the movie. Hopefully the pix we've seen are still preliminary and more improvements will be made.
Knightwing said,  - 2008-01-21 08:55:04
From what I understand of it, these are the test shot sword and head. Which would mean we'll get much better colors on the head and sword for final run production.
Perceptor said,  - 2008-01-21 12:19:15
ya mon, those pix are the all grey plastic prototype. But the in color images I've seen around of the sword have much of it in blue... See in the still image from the movie (just above prototype pix), the sword is an almost translucent (glowing?) orange w/ a silver metal casing above it. *That* is what I'm hoping for. We'll see!
Luketroop said,  - 2008-01-21 14:59:59
It looks the same Leader class, but it has the sword from the movie. I wonder why they did not do the orange ax and Megs have the purple mace.
Overhaul said,  - 2008-01-21 15:05:37
I imagine Micheal Bay wanted to go for "realism", although what's seriously realistic about alien robots coming from space that can on the spot morph into a human vehicle that they happen to see?
So that means giving Optimus more of a blade that seemed to have a super heated element to it (the inside appeared to be glowing hot orange), and instead of the energon mace, Megs' hand just converts into the spike ball, with chains attached. But movie wise, these really don't even make it to my list of things I wish were done differently.
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-01-21 19:10:00
After seeing what its head looks like, I can't tell if this new head or the old one is more movie-accurate.
TriPredRavage said,  - 2008-01-21 22:11:41
Wait, so the Premium is gonna have the Axe? That's cool. Maybe this is why I've been holding out on picking up Movie OP. And I here I thought I was waiting for the Nightwatch version so I could pretend he was Nemesis Prime...
Stevie said,  - 2008-01-22 15:26:44
Hmm... Can't check it from work :(
Jumpercliff said,  - 2008-01-22 19:28:27
Wow, more....antenna-y.
red 5 said,  - 2008-04-21 01:23:08
Premium series op is dope I picked it up today and I have to say big improvement from the original release ... only complaint? Try making a good run the first time around hasbro
DARTHprime said,  - 2008-04-27 04:39:36
i defintely agree with red 5... i got both the original release as well as the premium series but returned the old prime in the premium box.. stick it to the man
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