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Takara Tomy Super GT Optimus Prime

Postby El Duque » Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:18 am

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Planet Iacon and Autobase Aichi bring us word of a possible new series of figures from Takara Tomy. The first figure is a retooled version of Alternity Convoy dubbed Super GT Optimus Prime, however this figure does not appear to be part of the existing Alternity continuity. As previously stated, Super GT Optimus Prime is a repaint/retool of Alternity Convoy featuring a sponsor logos and a new rear spoiler. Check out the images mirrored below.

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Re: Alternity Super GT Optimus Prime

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:29 am

These guys should take a lesson from the main Classics lines and release these guys with a new head as a new character. It'd be a little lame, but if they did that I'd have probably bought this mold by now and added it to my Classics collection.
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Re: Alternity Super GT Optimus Prime

Postby RodimalToyota » Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:54 am

I'm all over that! Never thought I'd see a GT TF based alt mode!
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Re: Alternity Super GT Optimus Prime

Postby guarayakha » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:05 am

As much as I hated how they continue to milk the series, I must say the paintjob, added spoiler, sponsor decals are kinda cool. And from the character art it seems he got a facevisor too.
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Re: Alternity Super GT Optimus Prime

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Re: Alternity Super GT Optimus Prime

Postby Diem » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:47 am

Oh god another repa....WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA?

Okay that is impossibly sexy. Bought on sight.
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Re: Alternity Super GT Optimus Prime

Postby DecepticonFinishline » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:51 am

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I think that the spoiler is neat, and I'm a bit anxious to see how that transforms in the robot mode.... But seriously.... This line has AMAZING potential, and all the figures look so good sitting there on the shelf, but this is NOT what we need. Seriously. We need new molds. Ironhide. Soundwave. Something. C'mon!!!!!
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Re: Alternity Super GT Optimus Prime

Postby kirbenvost » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:44 am

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Guys, it's God Ginrai, Alternity style! :lol:

I wonder when it will cease to surprise me that this line is still alive...
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Re: Alternity Super GT Optimus Prime

Postby robotmel » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:44 am

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Glad to hear the Alternity line is coming back as I really loved the Alternators line (and their scale ;) ).
I have the black Nemesis Prime repaint, Megatron and Bumblebee but clearly scale wasnt a factor when creating them! Bumblebee is massive in comparison! :lol:

I would really like to get hold of any one of the Seekers and Cliffjumper but prices tend to be a little high now, most times between £40/£60+! :roll:

I can only assume this same mold with extra stickers will be around the £70-£80 mark to the U.K.? :-(
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Re: Alternity Super GT Optimus Prime

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:49 am

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The first Alternity toy to be identified as "Optimus Prime" instead of "Convoy".

This makes me wonder how the fiction will handle this guy. What if he's meant to represent the American iteration of the character and has Gratuitous English phrases put into his dialogue? ;)


Also, can anyone here translate what those images say?
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Re: Alternity Super GT Optimus Prime

Postby Transformers Hoarder » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:51 am

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I'll purchase this for sure.
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Re: Alternity Super GT Optimus Prime

Postby RodimalToyota » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:52 am

Is it wrong to want to put Optimus in the back of Optimus?
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Re: Alternity Super GT Optimus Prime

Postby Transformers Hoarder » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:52 am

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I picked up black convoy and was working on Convoy but I'll wait for this instead.
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Re: Alternity Super GT Optimus Prime

Postby gavinfuzzy » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:24 am

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Am I the only one who thinks "Meh"? >:oP

Sure, it's real cool, but surely not *insert price here* cool. At least too me. I'll stick with my Alternity Convoy. :lol:
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Re: Alternity Super GT Optimus Prime

Postby Diem » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:30 am

Sabrblade wrote:The first Alternity toy to be identified as "Optimus Prime" instead of "Convoy".

This makes me wonder how the fiction will handle this guy. What if he's meant to represent the American iteration of the character and has Gratuitous English phrases put into his dialogue? ;)


Also, can anyone here translate what those images say?


The top image appears to be a survey. The lower image, per my rough, early-morning-at-work translation would be :

"Takara Tomy Boos (not sure, looks like "boost", or "goods" with a typo) is the debut of a new Transformer toy series "Transformer GT"! Japan's premier Motorsports company Super GT and Transformers are collaborating! This racing car transforms into a robot?! This new Boos series will be coming at you real soon (not sure about one of the kanji here)! Can you see all the details on this cool racing car? If you haven't heard of Super GT check it out!"
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Re: Alternity Super GT Optimus Prime

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:45 am

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So it's instead for a series called Transformers GT?
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Re: Alternity Super GT Optimus Prime

Postby RodimalToyota » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:03 am

If this a series, I just went broke before being broke.


If ONLY they would make some new cars, but make some legendary GT cars from the Day, like the Toyota GT-1, and Mazda 7B7.

Now that would be epic, make binaltech look like lamealtech.
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Re: Alternity Super GT Optimus Prime

Postby STngAR » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:37 am

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Never got into collecting the Alt, Blt, or Alternity line. Does look nice but just not nice enough for me to get. :MAXIMAL:
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Re: Alternity Super GT Optimus Prime

Postby Diem » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:49 am

Sabrblade wrote:So it's instead for a series called Transformers GT?


I can either alleviate your desire for continuity or make it worse; there is not a single mention of the word Alternity on either of these images.
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Re: Alternity Super GT Optimus Prime

Postby Kibble » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:59 am

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gavinfuzzy wrote:Am I the only one who thinks "Meh"? >:oP

Sure, it's real cool, but surely not *insert price here* cool. At least too me. I'll stick with my Alternity Convoy. :lol:


Nope...I find it an unoriginal and boring play. Feels like the movie fig treatment...Bumblebee, Alternate Race Stripe Bumblebee, Race Number Bumblebee, Nest Logo Bumblebee, Unexplicable Different Color Bumblebee, Black Hood Bumblebee, Lightning Decals Bumblebee, etc, etc.

I'm glad I never bothered attempting to complete this so called line...can it even be considered a 'line' with only 4 molds?
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Re: Alternity Super GT Optimus Prime

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:16 pm

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The Hybrid Style line only had 2 molds: Galaxy Convoy and G1 Convoy.
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Re: Alternity Super GT Optimus Prime

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:35 pm

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Diem wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:So it's instead for a series called Transformers GT?


I can either alleviate your desire for continuity or make it worse; there is not a single mention of the word Alternity on either of these images.
Well, so far, without any fiction to back this toy up, continuity ain't a concern for now.

Still, a new series could be interesting. Thanks. ;)
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Re: Alternity Super GT Optimus Prime

Postby rpetras » Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:17 pm

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Another Optimus, means another "No thank you" from me.

However, if they did Bluestreak, Prowl and Smokescreen using this mold I'd replace my classics with them. Not that they really need more repaints.
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Re: Alternity Super GT Optimus Prime

Postby KNM2012 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:03 pm

This is what my translator has come up with when it comes to the post made on Autobase Aichi:

October 15, 2012
■ 20 years at Dengeki Festival (add image), announced series "Transformers GT" new

Will be held at Makuhari Messe on the day of October 20-21, 2008 Dengeki Festival information booth exhibitors TOMY, stating that exhibited a prototype of a toy series "Transformers GT" new has been published.

Super GT in tie-up with the goods, as far as viewing the image, it seems to be something that was reproduced in the race spec GT-R version Orutaniti.
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From the jest of it, this is a prototype and not the final product. So those with "head sculpt" issues might see them making slight alterations to that and anything else. I am hoping they do such with the feet and legs, though. :lol:

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Re: Takara Tomy Super GT Optimus Prime

Postby Stormrider » Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:05 pm

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Wow, another Optimus Prime/Convoy figure. We don't have enough of them. 8-}
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