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Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Postby Mindmaster » Wed May 28, 2014 7:58 pm

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We all know this year is the thirtieth anniversary of a certain franchise concerning two warring factions of alien robots that are more than meets the eye. Japanese toy magazine Figure King is definitely well aware of that. So what did they do? Thanks to Seibertron.com user Powered Convoy, we have high-resolution scans of the 196th issue of Figure King, which dedicates over thirty pages to the Transformers! The scans are choc-full of Transformers shenanigans, from Generation One to Age of Extinction, and even has some miscellaneous subjects, such as the recently-revealed Optimus Prime transforming pen and a handful of sketches of the upcoming Masterpiece Star Saber! The scans have been mirrored from AllSpark.com below for your viewing convenience.

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Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Postby MegaDump » Wed May 28, 2014 8:37 pm

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Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Postby Sabrblade » Wed May 28, 2014 8:48 pm

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So that's where MP Bumble's spare tire goes in vehicle mode.
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Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Postby Autobot tap out » Wed May 28, 2014 9:28 pm

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Just a little FYI why is tf prime in the movieverse unless it is a new time line placing tf prime right after the events of the movie and soforth :-? :KREMZEEK:
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Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Postby Sabrblade » Wed May 28, 2014 10:04 pm

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Autobot tap out wrote:Just a little FYI why is tf prime in the movieverse unless it is a new time line placing tf prime right after the events of the movie and soforth :-? :KREMZEEK:
Are you referring to these pages?

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If so, those aren't single timelines. There are five "timelines" listed on these two pages:
  • WORLD LINE G1: Generation 1
  • WORLD LIKE G1: Beast Wars
  • WORLD LINE MICRONE: Micron Trilogy
  • WORLD LINE EX: (I can't make out the subheading for this one since part of it is cut off)
  • WORLD LINE MOVIE: Movie Series
Since the Japanese read pages from right-to-left, the start of each timeline is on the right side of each page, rather than the left.

The Prime Optimus Primes are in the third "World Line", which also contains Animated Optimus, suggesting that this one is not as formal a timeline as the others, grouping together the few oddball series that don't belong in larger timelines for organizational purposes.

Though, as for the three purple texted timelines labeled "GENERATION 1 TIMELINE", "MICRONE TIMELINE", and "MOVIE TIMELINE", these seem to be separate from the other five "World Lines", chronicling the fictional timeline events of the three biggest TF continuities in Japan: G1, the Unicron Trilogy, and the Movies. They appear to be mostly independent from the "World Lines" with the pictures of the leaders.

So, in other words, Prime is not in the movieverse. It's just an unfortunate page setup.
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Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Wed May 28, 2014 10:36 pm

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Any idea who the figure is that's a triple changer? It goes from robot, to dragon, to driller? I'm sure it's a beast era figure.
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Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Postby Sabrblade » Wed May 28, 2014 10:43 pm

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chuckdawg1999 wrote:Any idea who the figure is that's a triple changer? It goes from robot, to dragon, to driller? I'm sure it's a beast era figure.
Which one? The purple one on this page?

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That's Beast Wars II Galvatron - http://www.seibertron.com/transformers-toys/gallery/beast-wars-2/galvatron/98/1/
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Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Wed May 28, 2014 10:53 pm

Motto: "The man, the myth, the legend... yeah right."
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Yup that's who I meant. It's weird a second after I hit submit the name Galvatron popped into my head. Spooky.
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Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Postby Autobot tap out » Wed May 28, 2014 10:59 pm

Motto: "The war is not won by who is toughest it is about courage and how smart one is"
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Sabrblade wrote:
Autobot tap out wrote:Just a little FYI why is tf prime in the movieverse unless it is a new time line placing tf prime right after the events of the movie and soforth :-? :KREMZEEK:
Are you referring to these pages?

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If so, those aren't single timelines. There are five "timelines" listed on these two pages:
  • WORLD LINE G1: Generation 1
  • WORLD LIKE G1: Beast Wars
  • WORLD LINE MICRONE: Micron Trilogy
  • WORLD LINE EX: (I can't make out the subheading for this one since part of it is cut off)
  • WORLD LINE MOVIE: Movie Series
Since the Japanese read pages from right-to-left, the start of each timeline is on the right side of each page, rather than the left.

The Prime Optimus Primes are in the third "World Line", which also contains Animated Optimus, suggesting that this one is not as formal a timeline as the others, grouping together the few oddball series that don't belong in larger timelines for organizational purposes.

Though, as for the three purple texted timelines labeled "GENERATION 1 TIMELINE", "MICRONE TIMELINE", and "MOVIE TIMELINE", these seem to be separate from the other five "World Lines", chronicling the fictional timeline events of the three biggest TF continuities in Japan: G1, the Unicron Trilogy, and the Movies. They appear to be mostly independent from the "World Lines" with the pictures of the leaders.

So, in other words, Prime is not in the movieverse. It's just an unfortunate page setup.

Thanks for clearing the confusion I couldn't tell wat the page was saying. Maybe someone could find a way to translate the images :BANG_HEAD: :HEADHURTS: :BOWDOWN:
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Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Postby Sabrblade » Wed May 28, 2014 11:01 pm

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chuckdawg1999 wrote:Yup that's who I meant. It's weird a second after I hit submit the name Galvatron popped into my head. Spooky.
Yeah, he's the Predacon Emperor of Destruction whose mouth is permanently incapable of not grimacing like a Ninja Turtle figure. :P

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Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Postby fenrir72 » Thu May 29, 2014 12:10 am

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Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Thu May 29, 2014 12:24 am

Motto: "The man, the myth, the legend... yeah right."
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chuckdawg1999 wrote:Yup that's who I meant. It's weird a second after I hit submit the name Galvatron popped into my head. Spooky.
Yeah, he's the Predacon Emperor of Destruction whose mouth is permanently incapable of not grimacing like a Ninja Turtle figure. :P

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Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Postby Grimlock64 » Thu May 29, 2014 3:45 am

So... what's with the giant screw hole in Grimlock's head on that first image? XD
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Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Postby MightyMagnus78 » Thu May 29, 2014 4:34 am

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That's just made me even more hungry for Encore/reissue goodness. Screw Masterpiece I can't afford £100+ for a figure these days, just give me a G1 instead.

Seriously are those stock photo's? there is no way that dude has a G1 Scorponok just sitting on his desk at work right?
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Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Postby Optimizzy » Thu May 29, 2014 7:28 am

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Oh Man, that bumblebee on the first page. Man, I can't wait for his zany escapades! :roll:
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Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Postby Sabrblade » Thu May 29, 2014 2:57 pm

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Grimlock64 wrote:So... what's with the giant screw hole in Grimlock's head on that first image? XD
Masterpiece toy detail. :lol:

MightyMagnus78 wrote:Seriously are those stock photo's? there is no way that dude has a G1 Scorponok just sitting on his desk at work right?
I don't see why he wouldn't. Lots of folks still have their prized G1 possessions. He might even be the guy who designed the figure.
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Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Postby Cyberpath » Sat May 31, 2014 4:38 pm

Anyone know where this is from, and if there's a larger scan?

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Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Postby Sabrblade » Sat May 31, 2014 8:08 pm

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Cyberpath wrote:Anyone know where this is from, and if there's a larger scan?

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Knowing Randy, he'll probably get a high res scan of whatever magazine it's from in due time.
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Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Postby zodconvoy » Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:59 pm

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Huh, Takara counts and acknowledges Animorphs. That's...


Huh. >:oP
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Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:37 pm

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zodconvoy wrote:Huh, Takara counts and acknowledges Animorphs. That's...


Huh. >:oP
Well, they probably did make those figures for Hasbro.
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Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:46 pm

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Now that's some great imagery. :D
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