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#1 RYNO

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:46 PM

So I was walking down the Transformers isle in my locale Walmart, and I was looking at the $20 Prime Optimus Prime, and Megatron Figures.

I noticed something odd, a slightly different colored figure in a box.

At first I thought, ooh Starscream! But nope, it was something much different.

It was a returned Megatron, but fully painted!

I quickly bought it, and at home love how it compares to the original.

The only thing I find modified is the Gun no longer has the Deployable Blades.

Weird find!

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#2 RYNO

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:49 PM

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#3 gargunkle

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:51 PM

What the?

You don't happen to live near Cheets?
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#4 Vestras

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:55 PM

Holy jive... Someone has a uniquely awesome hobby.. and too much time on their hands...

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#5 Fishbug

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:56 PM

"Hey honey, I didn't break anything customizing my Megatron, so you can take the spare back to the store when you go out today..."

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:58 PM

This makes sense to me.
Someone bought a Megs and painted it hoping to turn a healthy profit on eBay only to discover eBay is drowning in Megatron customs and only the truly unique and amazing ones net a profit.
So this person returned the figure to at least get their money back.
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#7 RYNO

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:02 PM

I was shocked.... It was like finding a rare varient....

Looking over the figure, someone painted every piece.... Just the time and effort made it worth the second purchase of Megatron for me.

LOL, I asked my Daughter which figure she liked best and she said the original, because it was less scary.... Which is a win in my book for the custom figure. LOL

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#8 Skullgrin2014

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:20 PM

This is pretty hilarious and neat actually.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:21 PM

yeah... I think Cheet's nailed the story behind this one. Still A very nice find.

It isn't my custom either btw... I went old school and gave mine a black fusion cannon
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:24 PM

Surely even on Ebay one could get retail for their auction?

#11 Vestras

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:49 PM

I'm still going with this is some guys new hobby. Like, a good Samaritan of customizers.
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#12 RYNO

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:57 PM

I hope so. I'm going to keep an eye out for any future random painted figures at the store and will let you know if I find any more.

Here's hoping for a better painted Prime soon.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:58 PM

QUOTE(Kalidor @ Apr 25 2012, 02:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Surely even on Ebay one could get retail for their auction?

And lose money in fees.
Ebay is hardly a guarantee of anything.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:02 PM

I've seen people return their customs, but they've almost always been really crappy customs of figures that later came out officially (typically Marvel or DC). I'd love to find something like this.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:33 PM

Wow. That is super-duper awesomely odd icon-fire.gif

Transformers is a brand that really has something for everyone. We are a darn lucky fandom.


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:02 PM

QUOTE(Vestras @ Apr 25 2012, 02:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm still going with this is some guys new hobby. Like, a good Samaritan of customizers.

I like this idea.
Transformers is a brand that really has something for everyone. We are a darn lucky fandom.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:32 PM

It's a good thing you bought it, otherwise 20 years from now, some guy on the interbrainweb is gonna be in a violent argument with people about how the PRiD Megatron he got when he was a kid was painted up all awesome, not bare gray plastic.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:39 PM

Only possible answer:

SANTA.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:51 PM

This just in: Hasbro hints at a possible missing Megatron Prototype. icon-fire.gif

But yeah Im betting on the Santa theory.

Edited by orionpax44, 25 April 2012 - 04:52 PM.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:22 PM

My idea was that some creative troll was doing this in hopes of causing a 'MP Optimus Prime is the same figure I had as a kid' or 'Blue Bluestreak' type urban legend further down the line, though I do hope it was a fan trying to be awesome and give some random kid the coolest PRID Megatron ever icon-op.gif .
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Well one of those descriptive words is accurate I suppose!

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