Ozformers Transformers Club of Australia


Go Back   Ozformers Transformers Club of Australia (otca.com.au) > News > Soundwave's Global News

Sightings/Sales

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 25th July 2012, 02:00 AM
pw_sd's Avatar
pw_sd pw_sd is offline
Rank 3 - Basic Member
 
Join Date: 22nd Nov 2009
Location: melbourne
Posts: 142
Default

This OP has been released on TAOBAO, RMB980(AU$148).
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 25th July 2012, 09:10 AM
GoktimusPrime's Avatar
GoktimusPrime GoktimusPrime is offline
Rank 6 - Deluxe Member
 
Join Date: 27th Dec 2007
Location: Sydney NSW
Posts: 34,173
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by llamatron View Post
A Hasbro version of a toy looking better than the Takara release? WHAT MADNESS IS THIS?
I personally don't think it looks better than the TakaraTOMY version -- unless you happen to prefer cartoony colours. I don't, but for approx. half the price of MP10 it's acceptable.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1orion2many View Post
I also don't consider the Tak/Tom colour to be blue, I would call it more a purple which does match up with the original G1 toy colours.
Having seen/handled MP10 IRL I don't think it's purple, but a dark blue like the original G1 toy. The G2 (1993 standard) toy and the reissues are more of a purple-blue, but the original is pure blue.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ITZTRU View Post
In Prime's case, I just feel (IMO) that the shade of blue is too light for my liking.
I agree, but they're attempting to mimick the cartoon colours which were lighter. I prefer the darker colours, but I'm not going to pay nearly double the price (plus shipping) for it. Besides, I have MP10 which already has fairly G1 accurate colours anyway. In a way, having the lighter colours is cool to me because it helps make the toy feel more distinct from MP01. He shall be "Masterpiece G2 Optimus Prime" in the Gokiverse (based on the lighter coloured variant of G2 1993 Optimus Prime )

Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 25th July 2012, 01:20 PM
llamatron llamatron is offline
Rank 7 - Section Mod
 
Join Date: 29th Dec 2007
Location: Perth
Posts: 2,576
Default

Did we get confirmation that the RRP here was going to be $150 or was that just speculation?
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 25th July 2012, 01:34 PM
griffin's Avatar
griffin griffin is offline
Rank 10 - Admin
 
Join Date: 24th May 2007
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 31,431
Default

The $150 price-tag was from TRU AUS (posted here back in May), but as with anything, can change at any time.

I therefore estimated (back then, when I also posted it on TFW), that it would likely be US$100 when released in America... and yesterday it was proved to be a correct guess.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 26th July 2012, 01:20 PM
Ode to a Grasshopper's Avatar
Ode to a Grasshopper Ode to a Grasshopper is offline
Rank 6 - Deluxe Member
 
Join Date: 19th Dec 2008
Location: Tasmania
Posts: 2,770
Default

Kinda glad I got the JP version.
Probably not worth the extra cost of importing it just for the colours though.
Either way, awesome TF and well worth getting.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 26th July 2012, 01:46 PM
Lint's Avatar
Lint Lint is offline
Rank 6 - Deluxe Member
 
Join Date: 16th Jul 2008
Location: Melb
Posts: 3,623
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ITZTRU View Post
In Prime's case, I just feel (IMO) that the shade of blue is too light for my liking.
Keep in mind the camera flash effect that makes Hasbro plastic colours look a lot plainer and brighter. I'm quietly hoping it will look a lot less pastel in real light.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 26th July 2012, 02:23 PM
Hursticon's Avatar
Hursticon Hursticon is offline
Rank 6 - Deluxe Member
 
Join Date: 1st Mar 2010
Location: Dapto
Posts: 12,777
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ITZTRU View Post
Purple? :\

Anyway, I complain more about the 'shade' of the color apps, not so much the lack there of on a particular area of the toy such as headlights ect. Prime Bulkhead comes to mind. I'd rather hasbro over TT.

In Prime's case, I just feel (IMO) that the shade of blue is too light for my liking.
Ditto - Completely agree here.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 26th July 2012, 02:26 PM
Hursticon's Avatar
Hursticon Hursticon is offline
Rank 6 - Deluxe Member
 
Join Date: 1st Mar 2010
Location: Dapto
Posts: 12,777
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by griffin View Post
The $150 price-tag was from TRU AUS (posted here back in May), but as with anything, can change at any time.

I therefore estimated (back then, when I also posted it on TFW), that it would likely be US$100 when released in America... and yesterday it was proved to be a correct guess.
Vindication for you Griffin, in light of so many naysayers Internationally.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 26th July 2012, 02:48 PM
ITZTRU ITZTRU is offline
Rank 6 - Deluxe Member
 
Join Date: 17th Aug 2009
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 792
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GoktimusPrime View Post
I agree, but they're attempting to mimick the cartoon colours which were lighter.
I still feel it's TOO light. Even if what Lint suggests is correct and the flash is too bright, I feel it would still be too light for my liking.

I know this is just one of many screen shots of Prime from the cartoon but I don't imagine the color varying too much from the one I've posted here:

Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 26th July 2012, 03:38 PM
GoktimusPrime's Avatar
GoktimusPrime GoktimusPrime is offline
Rank 6 - Deluxe Member
 
Join Date: 27th Dec 2007
Location: Sydney NSW
Posts: 34,173
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ITZTRU View Post
I still feel it's TOO light. Even if what Lint suggests is correct and the flash is too bright, I feel it would still be too light for my liking.
I'm inclined to agree -- most cartoon-like colours err on the side of being brighter, though not quite "hurt-your-eyes-gaudy-day-glo" bright like the yellows we had on Armada Hot Shot and Universe Sunstreaker. <shudder> I think the colours on the TakTOM version do look better hands down... but I'm personally not prepared to pay nearly double the price for it. If the colours really bug you that much and you're willing to pay extra for nicer colours, then perhaps the TakTOM version would suit you better.

Atm it seems the Hasbro version is more suited for:
a) People who prefer cartoon colours and find this to be an acceptable approximation of said colours.
b) People who don't necessarily prefer the colours but are too tight-bummed to pay extra for the TakTOM version (like moi! )
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time now is 07:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.