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Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:37 am

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Meaning? That the design was altered?


See, that's where the difference between retool and separate mold enters a grey area. SL Galvatron could very well be downsized from Energon Megatron from the design sketches on, using the same design cues but executing them in two different sizes.
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby noctorro » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:03 am

I do hope they upscale Optimus to a voyager just like they did with Soundwave. I'll be getting that Blaster, but not Soundwave and Soundblaster, the deluxe Soundwave is good enough.

They don't need to upscale all the others, just Optimus (and Ultra Magnus). Eventhough I already own Optimus :).
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby El Duque » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:36 pm

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e-Hobby has revealed the first images of Takara Tomy's Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron TG01 Optimus Prime and TG02 Jazz. These redecos of Hasbro's Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Deluxe Optimus Prime and Jazz feature new metallic paint jobs. Images mirrored below.

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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby PrymeStriker » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:53 pm

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Hmph. Would you look at that. They're better than the U.S release. I'm so surprised.

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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby kirbenvost » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:54 pm

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Yep, although I don't agree with them dropping the blue from Jazz entirely, these look significantly better than the Hasbro versions. Too bad they cost more than twice as much.
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby SPRINGER112 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:01 pm

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primes a pass butt jazz looks amazing he is definitly on my want list
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:04 pm

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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby PrymeStriker » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:07 pm

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SPRINGER112 wrote:primes a pass butt


And with that, my coffee has passed through my nasal passages. :oops: :-(
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby Mkall » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:07 pm

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Jazz looks mucgh better than Hasbro's version. However I'm uninterested in the mold itself.
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby Gearslide » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:09 pm

Personally, that Prime is too shiny for me to feel like it belongs in a war.

But that Jazz has an extremely accurate deco, unlike Bizarre Blue Jazz we got from Hasbro.
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby PrymeStriker » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:09 pm

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Mkall wrote:Jazz looks mucgh better than Hasbro's version. However I'm uninterested in the mold itself.



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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby Trikeboy » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:10 pm

I never felt the need to get Hasbro's Optimus Prime but I must admit I like Takara's.
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby KNM2012 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:12 pm

Not a line I plan to collect, but I always love how they handle their collaborated series. Because when they do something like this, they add that eye candy element that makes me think they are worth having on display. 8) But until then... I hope to see their equally amazing packaging. :BOT:

That, and this is the kind of paintjob I wish they had done with the Sixshot reissue. Second thought - I hope that if they make a Japanese version of that reissue, they use this redeco style. That, and turn the chrome guns a metallic white. (Because then I'd buy it regardless of packaging style and box art.) :michaelbay:
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby mattwhite924 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:16 pm

Well, that Optimus does pretty much everything that I was trying to accomplish with my custom painted one. Plus it has that nice shiny paint. Jazz looks pretty good too, though I prefer the blue to the purple. Oh well, might as well pre-order these.
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby OmicronZero » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:51 am

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Wow, I must be the only person who just can't stand that purple-ish gray color on Jazz. I do think the shinier white looks better (though I wonder if the actual figure will look like that), and the additional paint apps are wonderful... But I just can't get over that color, I think Hasbro's blue is better than that. Of course I wonder why we couldn't just get a properly colored version with black and blue colors. Also the color looks more washed-out that the color in FoC, at least to me. I guess I'm just too much of a G1 Jazz fan? :P

As for Prime, I think he might be too shiny. Really though, I'd rather have the overly-shiny Prime with the silver parts instead of the depressingly sucky light gray on the Hasbro one. That said I really don't like Prime's FoC look, so I'll be sticking with WfC Prime. :P That said I would consider getting FoC Prime if they made a voyager version with a improved transformation (not just an upscale).
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby Hotrodimust » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:37 am

That jazz looks so much better
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby GuyIncognito » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:55 am

Hotrodimust wrote:That jazz looks so much better


I totally agree. If it wasn't such an awful mold, I'd buy this one too.
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby Hotrodimust » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:14 am

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Hotrodimust wrote:That jazz looks so much better


I totally agree. If it wasn't such an awful mold, I'd buy this one too.

They really arnt that bad I did like them when they first came out but they grew on me
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby KNM2012 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:32 pm

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Hotrodimust wrote:That jazz looks so much better


I totally agree. If it wasn't such an awful mold, I'd buy this one too.

The only thing I don't like about the mold is the sculpting of his head. :BOOM: The rest looked pretty nice, down to the TRON tires.
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby XDMan » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:13 pm

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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby xyl360 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:08 pm

Yep, definitely sticking with my preorder. Takara wins...again.

I'm getting to the point where I'm considering skipping all Hasbro releases entirely. With Takara, I always have to wait longer, but they're always so much better. Sure, it means that I have to pull off some ugly Arms Micron ports from their AM figures using pliers, but it works and they end up looking soooo much better (even with stickers) than the stuff that Hasbro has given us.

Hasbro focuses on price, Takara focuses on accuracy. For me as a collector, that makes Takara the clear choice, especially now that I'm not collecting as many lines as I used to (most of my catching up on lines I missed in the past is done now).
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby Sodan-1 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:43 pm

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HOLY CRAP!!! :BOOM:

They don't actually look half bad. Well done, Takara. :APPLAUSE:

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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby autoride » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:37 am

Wow, these look so much better than the hasbro versions and I like both them especially the jazz.How he looks is much more accuate to the game version.
I like the Optimus too and is again better than the Hasbro version.
I am more willing to spend on the Takara versions than the Hasbro versions because they look better and are nicer to look at.Well done Takara :APPLAUSE:!!
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