Some new images have been posted over at HK-TF.com of the upcoming Target Exclusive Titanium Optimus Prime. This repaint of the original War Within Optimus Prime is redone with a richer red and a lot more blue in his deco, to better reflect the colors that Optimus sports in the live action movie series. Check out the images by clicking on the link above or view our mirror by clicking on the title of this story.
4. It's Hasbro, not Hasblow.
1. Hasbro's usual Transformers designers didn't create these – another department did.
2. I'm sure Hasbro knows how to design and budget for their toys. Its easy to say "do this, do that, do the other and make sure to keep it all for a low low price" without knowing the costs that go into making them. Producing toys tighter and easier to pose may well in fact have driven the retail cost up.
3. Hasbro aren't making any more Titaniums; only repainting existing ones.
Primal's tips to Hasblow on making "better" titaniums:
1/ make it in plastic. Not metal. Leave the metal bots to Takara. They know what they are doing. you, obviously, do not.
2/ This should then take down the price and make the bots tighter and easier to pose, as the heavy metal parts used usually make the figs all "pinochio", like a puppet without strings.
Hope this helps you all there at Hasblow.
To bad it's like the worst Titanium ever, it's the only TF mold I've ever thrown in the garbage it was so terrible.
That is a little too pleasing.
Always a good idea to take pictures of toys when they are in SHADOWS….sigh. Still not able to see a good comparison between the two now..although I think I prefer the original altmode colorwise.
Doubt I'd pick it up though. I have Titanium Rodimus, he's pretty cool but not something I'd buy again.
Oops. Yeah, deluxes, not basics. Yet in my area, they haven't been coming back down.
Basics don't exist anymore. Activators are currently in the $7-8 and Movie Scouts will probably follow suit. DELUXES went up from $10 to $13, but have been dropping at various stores due to spring sales.
Wait, what? Basics were $10?! Damn….I missed that totally. Last time I saw Basic prices, they were $6-$8.
i like this one hes cool
I like the colour layout, just wish it wasn't so glossy. The matte finish on the original is nice.
Also wish the photos had better lighting.
hm………shiny. might pick this one up.
Looks okay. But a pass.
Well, basics went up from $10 to $13. Other things went up as well. So, it's easy to believe.
Wow…I doubt I'll pick this up, but really that is a very classy re-deco.
The molds were never produced, they got as far as Hard Copies, grey clay sculpts. Which makes it impossible for Hasbro to release them without spending a bunch of money on making new molds.
Hasbro – We don't care for these repaints. Whatever happened to the Arcee, Cosmos, Shockwave, WW Bumblebee/Cliffjumper etc. you had in the works? It couldn't be that much of a stretch to put those moulds into production? Could it?
The Crazy Collector
I'll get it cause I can't pass up a Prime, but I like the original paint scheme over the new one. Too much blue on the repaint in my opinion.
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