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

Postby Mkall » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:47 am

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Various sources have announced that they have received solicitations from Takara Tomy for a new Japanese series of Transformers figures, the TG line, most likely an acronym for Transformers Generations. Starting the line off is TG-01 Optimus Prime and TG-02 Autobot Jazz, which will be the Japanese releases of the Fall of Cybertron figures. As with many Japanese releases of North American figures, collectors can expect different paint apps and the possibility of chrome highlights.

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

Postby Flux Convoy » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:19 am

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I'm listening. Wonder if Shockwave will get a separate release here too. It would be hard to believe the Arms Micron version being the only release.
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby mattwhite924 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:21 am

A good paint job would help quite a bit with these molds, and considering the rising costs of them I'm much more open to importing at this point.
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:28 am

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I'm not holding my breath for chrome, shiny paint however... >:oP
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby Kibble » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:34 am

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pics or it didn't happen...

Although I'm not sure a nice, shiny coat of paint can make these lackluster figs the jam either way...
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:46 am

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I'm not holding my breath for chrome, shiny paint however... >:oP
Full Metal Hero says that chrome is "confirmed".
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby Sodan-1 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:48 am

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Flux Convoy wrote:I'm listening. Wonder if Shockwave will get a separate release here too. It would be hard to believe the Arms Micron version being the only release.
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Good point. That will be an interesting one to see how it's handled. I wonder if the Arms Micron figure will just be integrated into this TG line.
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:49 am

Motto: "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I'm not holding my breath for chrome, shiny paint however... >:oP
Full Metal Hero says that chrome is "confirmed".


So it's like Henkei then? OK then. :)

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

Postby Ravage XK » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:27 am

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

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:01 am

Motto: "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
Ravage XK wrote:Are North America figures different somehow to those we get in Europe?


Only the packaging is different, the EU Deluxe cards are smaller than the rest of the world's by 1/6th. The figures are all the same.
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby Rated X » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:34 am

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Good news. This opens up the door for metallic paintjobs and extra paint apps that make these small crappy figures actually worth buying. How about a G1 accurate FOC Bruticus that includes a proper grey and blue Vortex ? I pre-ordered that Takara Shockwave hoping it would have a more cartoon accurate paintjob like Henkei Cyclonus colors.
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Postby Ravage XK » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:01 pm

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

Postby mooncake623 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:10 pm

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

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:34 pm

Motto: "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
mooncake623 wrote:Can Takara make them bigger too?


Upsizing molds? Wouldn't that make them a KO company?
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby AutobotMR2 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:42 pm

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Sorry guys, but no ammount of metallic paint or chrome can save these figures from their irregular size. One jazz should not be looking RTS Jazz in the chest unless its a scout, pass just as I passed on the domestic version.
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby mooncake623 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:48 pm

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mooncake623 wrote:Can Takara make them bigger too?



Upsizing molds? Wouldn't that make them a KO company?


they've downsize molds before(Energon Megs) so why not! :D
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:56 pm

Motto: "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
mooncake623 wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:Can Takara make them bigger too?



Upsizing molds? Wouldn't that make them a KO company?


they've downsize molds before(Energon Megs) so why not! :D


Only once, even that was exceptional. Don't get your hopes up.
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby mooncake623 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:58 pm

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mooncake623 wrote:Can Takara make them bigger too?



Upsizing molds? Wouldn't that make them a KO company?



they've downsize molds before(Energon Megs) so why not! :D



Only once, even that was exceptional. Don't get your hopes up.


Oh I don't believe for a sec they will... but again i can hope
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby Blurrz » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:41 pm

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

Postby Powered Convoy » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:57 pm

Sodan-1 wrote:
Flux Convoy wrote:I'm listening. Wonder if Shockwave will get a separate release here too. It would be hard to believe the Arms Micron version being the only release.
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Good point. That will be an interesting one to see how it's handled. I wonder if the Arms Micron figure will just be integrated into this TG line.


Considering the Arms Micron figure is being released the same month these are supposedly coming out (December 2012), I don't see it happening.

TakaraTomy is moving Shockwave to their Prime line to get more figures out for that line because he appears on the show.

Rated X wrote:Good news. This opens up the door for metallic paintjobs and extra paint apps that make these small crappy figures actually worth buying. How about a G1 accurate FOC Bruticus that includes a proper grey and blue Vortex ? I pre-ordered that Takara Shockwave hoping it would have a more cartoon accurate paintjob like Henkei Cyclonus colors.


Well he's going to be on the Prime cartoon so I imagine the toy's colors might be changed to reflect that version rather than the G1 cartoon.

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

Postby Kibble » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:04 pm

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What about Cybertron Starscream...they upsized him from a Voyager to a Supreme...

Not Has to Tak version, but close enough.
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:07 pm

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Kibble wrote:What about Cybertron Starscream...they upsized him from a Voyager to a Supreme...


True, but I still don't see TakaraTomy do that to every single figure.
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby Kibble » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:18 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:True, but I still don't see TakaraTomy do that to every single figure.


Neither do I...especially from a small deluxe to a regular size deluxe. but I didn't want to miss out on the convo.
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby Flux Convoy » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:53 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Kibble wrote:What about Cybertron Starscream...they upsized him from a Voyager to a Supreme...


True, but I still don't see TakaraTomy do that to every single figure.

Neither of the figures talked about here have been upsized or downsized. They were all separate molds. They're extremely similar but they're separate molds.
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Postby Kibble » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:23 pm

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Flux Convoy wrote:Neither of the figures talked about here have been upsized or downsized. They were all separate molds. They're extremely similar but they're separate molds.
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Meaning? That the design was altered?
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