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Re: Takara Tomy to Launch New Arts Line Featuring Transformers Characters?

Postby SW's SilverHammer » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:12 pm

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Well to be fair, Sega was in competition during the Bit-wars, taking the lead with the Genesis/megadrive, but eventually lost to Nintendo. So Transformer civil war analogy, where the decepticons are sega, and megatron's the genesis? Or it could be a pun, Mega-drive, Mega-tron, the Japanese do love their puns, which don't really translate well. Actually that's a misnomer, they don't trans illiterate at all.
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Re: Takara Tomy to Launch New Arts Line Featuring Transformers Characters?

Postby Diem » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:25 pm

I'm excited for the more ridiculous segments of the fandom to ask why this isn't being called Genesis Megatron.

Also this is kind of a fun thing, and if I still lived in Japan I would probably pick it up.
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Re: Takara Tomy to Launch New Arts Line Featuring Transformers Characters?

Postby Mindmaster » Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:18 pm

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So I guess he'll be known as... Segatron?

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Postby wewyllenium » Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:45 am

Now I want a Nintendimus Prime!!! Or Even a SoundWiiU!!! Or even an Ultra64Magnus!!! And A Gameboybee :D
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Re: Takara Tomy to Launch New Arts Line Featuring Transformers Characters?

Postby Megatron Wolf » Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:07 am

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Postby Bumblevivisector » Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:08 am

wewyllenium wrote:Now I want a Nintendimus Prime!!! Or Even a SoundWiiU!!! Or even an Ultra64Magnus!!! And A Gameboybee :D
Let's see what else: Sky LYNX, Beast Wars NeoGeo, Kiss Players Atari (whichever system she fused with, it couldn't be any messier than when my 2600 spontaneously burnt out), GAME-real-GEAR-robots, VIRTUAL-scissor-BOY...

But I really wanna' see the next dead system mashed up with a dead robot toyline: the Gobots present, TURBOgrafx 16! Of course that might face competition from GameCUBIX, or did they revive that show?

Wait, since it's Segatron, how did we overlook the TF mashup possibilities of Genesis's predecessor: The Head-/Target-/Power-/God-/Brain-/Micro-/Action-/Disc-/Build-MASTER System?!?!?!

I'm...going to utterly loathe this new Arts line in the morning. No matter what direction it takes.
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Re: Takara Tomy to Launch New Arts Line Featuring Transformers Characters?

Postby Dead Metal » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:56 am

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#Sideways# wrote:Now, if this thing actually is a functioning SEGA Genesis, like the Music Label Soundwave that was a functioning MP3 player, then it would basically be an instant buy for me. I mean, this is awesome. No doubt about it.

Originally I was going to laugh at the stupidity of this comment, but then I remembered that neat little Megadrive handheld I had a few years ago, which I opened after it died to find out that most of the space was taken up by the battery, the screen, and the controlls, and that the actual console guts of it was incredibly tiny. Then seeing how large this guy's chest is, I guess, it might actually be a functioning Megadrive, just not with cartridges and more with built in games.
And that would be incredibly awesome, and yes I kinda want it to be like that now. :D

Also, yea, this is awesome and if not too expensive will go on my shelf of interesting oddities, especially if it does function as a Megadrive.
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Re: Takara Tomy to Launch New Arts Line Featuring Transformers Characters?

Postby craggy » Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:44 am

the gun barrel appears to be a usb port, so that might be how they stick games on it. looks like an okay toy I suppose.

is that good enough for a post, or do I have to do an uninformed stream of consciousness rant about a console war that ended 20years ago?
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Postby Triptykon » Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:09 am

Absolutely in love with this, and a must have. Can't wait for my son to wake up so I can show him.
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Re: Takara Tomy to Launch New Arts Line Featuring Transformers Characters?

Postby Mindmaster » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:51 pm

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Triptykon wrote:Absolutely in love with this, and a must have. Can't wait for my son to wake up so I can show him.


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Postby kirbenvost » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:39 am

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Madness. But kind of cool! :D I doubt this will be anywhere within my budget, however, and I don't have a dedicated 'Label' shelf where this guy would fit in, either.
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Re: Takara Tomy to Launch New Arts Line Featuring Transformers Characters?

Postby Triptykon » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:38 am

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Triptykon wrote:Absolutely in love with this, and a must have. Can't wait for my son to wake up so I can show him.


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Re: Takara Tomy to Launch New Arts Line Featuring Transformers Characters?

Postby Optimizzy » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:47 am

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Um.. I uh...I think it's kind of dumb.

*cringes*


Let me explain, lest I be acused of trolling.

A) Its proportions look silly and kinda cheap.

B) It really doesn't look like Megatron in my opinion.

C) Really? What is with this crossover stuff. I'm not going to buy a transformer that turns into a shoe. I know some people will but these micro-niche markets are weird to me. There is an expenditure of time, money, and promotion going into all these things. Instead of wasting time with kitschy transformers, why are they not making decent characters?

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Postby Autobot Genocide » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:06 pm

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Re: Takara Tomy to Launch New Arts Line Featuring Transformers Characters?

Postby leakin' lubricant » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:29 pm

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Looks great! However the only way I will buy this is if it actually functions as a Megadrive, wonder what the gamepad turns into?
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Postby craggy » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:37 pm

really, Soundwave or Blaster should be a games console (a Gameboy maybe?) with their little cassette buddies being the cartridges.
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Postby Dead Metal » Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:18 pm

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leakin' lubricant wrote:Looks great! However the only way I will buy this is if it actually functions as a Megadrive, wonder what the gamepad turns into?

Wings, the first pics we saw had the gamepad broken in half attached to his back like wings or back kibble.
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Postby Sabrblade » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:26 pm

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Postby El Duque » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:48 pm

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We have some new prototype images of the Takara Tomy ARTS Mega Drive Megagron courtesy of the Ameba Hobby Shop Blog. The figure is a new mold of the Decepticon leader Megatron that transformers into a Sega Genesis (Sega Mega Drive) console and controller. Check out the new prototype images mirrored below:

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Postby slugfest200x » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:06 pm

looks like a cartridge is in his chest
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Re: Takara Tomy to Launch New Arts Line Featuring Transformers Characters?

Postby Amelie » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:47 am

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The MegaDrive\Megatron name joke is cool - but I feel the toy was a wasted opportunity for a Soundwave with Lazerbeak gamepad and Rumble\Frenzy cartridges.
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Postby Marcdachamp » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:20 am

Totally want this. I really hope BBTS has him for a good price. Anyone have any idea of the size? I'm assuming about the height of the New Era Cap bots.
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Postby W4t3rw4g0n » Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:24 am

Is this for real?! I could see myself buying one of these. I also think it would be brilliant as a soundwave though. Who knows maybe down the road we'll get a sound wave NES.
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Postby Amelie » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:07 am

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Postby RiddlerJ » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:57 pm

Soundwave can be a Gameboy.

Megatron really should've been a light shooter.
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