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Takara Tomy Toyota FJ Cruise Optimus Prime in the Works

Postby El Duque » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:43 am

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Yodobashi.com has put up a pre-order for a new Transformers FJ Optimus Prime from Takara Tomy. No image yet, but the figure is listed at ¥ 3,780 or around $40.00, and scheduled to release on September 28th. Details are nonexistent at the moment, but earlier this year at the Tokyo Toy show Takara Tomy showed off what appeared to be a remote controlled transforming FJ Cruiser which seems to fit the bill.

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Re: Takara Tomy Toyota FJ Cruise Optimus Prime in the Works

Postby DevastaTTor » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:48 am

An FJ Optimus, that makes total sense. Alternity part 2 perhaps?
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Re: Takara Tomy Toyota FJ Cruise Optimus Prime in the Works

Postby Mindmaster » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:52 am

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And if I didn't like this idea to begin with, the price tag certainly turns me off. [-(
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Re: Takara Tomy Toyota FJ Cruise Optimus Prime in the Works

Postby Fires_Of_Inferno » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:03 pm

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$617.41? For that much cash it had better be the most posable figure ever made. It better be made of diecast metal. The paint better not chip or fade ever. It better be remote controlled for $617.41. If it doesn't print legal tender dependent on the country you're in for $617.41 Imma be pissed. It better cure cancer and diabetes. I'd better be able to plug my NES games into it and play them for that much money. It better have lines spoken by Peter Cullen and Peter Cullen better come to my apartment to re-record his lines or add new ones every three months for $617.41. For $617.41 this toy better let me travel through time and relative dimensions in space!
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Re: Takara Tomy Toyota FJ Cruise Optimus Prime in the Works

Postby EagleTron » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:06 pm

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It looks alrit. I can see a good toy coming from that vehicle but for that price it better be 3 feet tall with every gimmick meaning lights, sounds, perfect paint job, perfect possibility. It has to have the whole nine yards and even some stuff that's never been done before.
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Re: Takara Tomy Toyota FJ Cruise Optimus Prime in the Works

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:19 pm

Motto: "FOR THE EARTH!!!"
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Bizarre cryptic listing is bizarre.
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Re: Takara Tomy Toyota FJ Cruise Optimus Prime in the Works

Postby Dead Metal » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:24 pm

Motto: "Don't do drugs, beer's cheaper anyway!"
I seam to remember quite a few similar listings before, they all either got forgotten or you know turned out to be different or cheaper anyway.
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Re: Takara Tomy Toyota FJ Cruise Optimus Prime in the Works

Postby TulioDude » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:27 pm

Motto: "Never doubt the awesomess."
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I think he going to be alternity/GT sized.
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Re: Takara Tomy Toyota FJ Cruise Optimus Prime in the Works

Postby Craver2707 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:29 pm

Motto: "I'm not a coward, I've just never been tested. I'd like to think that if I was I would pass."
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I checked the current exchange rate for 3780 yen... It's only about $40 US. Just makes you wonder about the scale of the figure.
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Re: Takara Tomy Toyota FJ Cruise Optimus Prime in the Works

Postby Diem » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:32 pm

Yep, it's around $40 give or take. For reference my Alternity Bumblebee was 3,700 yen before taxes, bought from a Yodobashi Camera in Tokyo.
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Re: Takara Tomy Toyota FJ Cruise Optimus Prime in the Works

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:34 pm

Motto: "FOR THE EARTH!!!"
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El Duque wrote:¥ 3,780 or around $617.41!
Wait, how did you get that dollar amount? Going by XE.com and Google, 3,780 yen = roughly $39.14 USD. :???:
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Re: Takara Tomy Toyota FJ Cruise Optimus Prime in the Works

Postby Super Megatron » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:35 pm

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Yay another Optimus toy.../s
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Re: Takara Tomy Toyota FJ Cruise Optimus Prime in the Works

Postby GuyIncognito » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:43 pm

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El Duque wrote:¥ 3,780 or around $617.41!
Wait, how did you get that dollar amount? Going by XE.com and Google, 3,780 yen = roughly $39.14 USD. :???:


Yeah, I think you did your conversion backwards, El Duque. $617.41 is almost ¥ 60,000.

If this is an Alternity figure, I'm getting it.
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Re: Takara Tomy Toyota FJ Cruise Optimus Prime in the Works

Postby EagleTron » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:46 pm

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Lol, I was thinking of the same thing to when I first saw that price and thought 40$ but Hey but that price mistake did have me going for a minute, lol. But it still looks like a good vehicle minus the not chrome rims.
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Re: Takara Tomy Toyota FJ Cruise Optimus Prime in the Works

Postby El Duque » Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:01 pm

Motto: "I ain't got time to bleed!"
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Whoops, sorry about the price, and fixed.
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Re: Takara Tomy Toyota FJ Cruise Optimus Prime in the Works

Postby EagleTron » Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:11 pm

Motto: "I laugh out loud for no reason at all after I have won a Great Battle. The very last Bot Standing!"
Weapon: Gamma-Ray Laser Cannons
After thinking about this for a minute its turning out to be a good move for Takara coming out with a decent Masterpiece Optimus and that's what it should be. I didn't care to much for previous mp primes so if Takara needs a vehicle like this to come out with a super posable toys like Mp soundwave but with even better legs them I'm all in. If this is an Mp Prime then it is so so so bought on site. I'm hype that they went with another rolling whell vehicle and a nice one at that. Hold on give me a minute to breathe, I got to much good things to say :DANCE: :DANCE:
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Re: Takara Tomy Toyota FJ Cruise Optimus Prime in the Works

Postby SkyWarpsGhost » Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:18 pm

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This is great news for me as I love licenced cars/vehicles in transformers. Binaltech/Altenators, Alternity/GT etc are my dreams come true as far as Transformers are concerned.
I'll be on it like a car bonnet :x
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Re: Takara Tomy Toyota FJ Cruise Optimus Prime in the Works

Postby Neurie » Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:53 pm

Would make a nice alt mode for a MP Brawn or Trailbreaker
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Re: Takara Tomy Toyota FJ Cruise Optimus Prime in the Works

Postby El Duque » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:05 pm

Motto: "I ain't got time to bleed!"
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Did a little additional research and Takara Tomy showed off a remote controlled transforming FJ Cruiser that turned into an Optimus Prime earlier at the Tokyo Toy fair. That's probably what this is, updated the news post.
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Re: Takara Tomy Toyota FJ Cruise Optimus Prime in the Works

Postby hinomars19 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:14 pm

Motto: "never forget what you don't know"
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El Duque wrote:Did a little additional research and Takara Tomy showed off a remote controlled transforming FJ Cruiser that turned into an Optimus Prime earlier at the Tokyo Toy fair. That's probably what this is, updated the news post.


GAH! You beat me to it whilst I was trying to find that same thing :P
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Re: Takara Tomy Toyota FJ Cruise Optimus Prime in the Works

Postby DevastaTTor » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:00 pm

That looks terrible. The only reason Takara's making this an Optimus character is to actually sell some toys. If it was just some generic character, it wouldn't sell. OINO-Optimus in name only!
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Re: Takara Tomy Toyota FJ Cruise Optimus Prime in the Works

Postby MINDVVIPE » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:02 pm

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Dear lord is that thing hideous. I don't care that it's RC, thats just... no, just kill it, kill it with fire.
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Re: Takara Tomy Toyota FJ Cruise Optimus Prime in the Works

Postby MGrotusque » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:46 pm

MINDVVIPE wrote:Dear lord is that thing hideous. I don't care that it's RC, thats just... no, just kill it, kill it with fire.

Agreed.....it's a ghastly abomination and i usually like ghastly and abominating things but this is too much. KILLIT!!!
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Re: Takara Tomy Toyota FJ Cruise Optimus Prime in the Works

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:04 pm

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Holy skewed proportions, Batman!

Even if it does transform automatically, I'm not touching that with a ten-foot pole.
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Re: Takara Tomy Toyota FJ Cruise Optimus Prime in the Works

Postby Mindmaster » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:12 pm

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You guys know the old saying, " a face only a mother could love"?

Yeah, not even Primus would love this guy.
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