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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Samurai Team

Postby MagnetarPrime » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:14 am

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Not a big fan,,, I will most likely not get them,, at least not for now,, I need to get all my classics and G1 reissues first >:oP
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Samurai Team

Postby El Duque » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:39 pm

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Takara Tomy's official PR twitter account has busy tweeting a series of interesting images featuring members of their design staff in what appears to be a brainstorming session at a dry erase board. They have several older Transformers figures on hand, which include Ginrai, Star Saber, Lio Convoy, and ends with an image of the soon to be released Transformers Go! Samurai team combined with Deluxe Hunter Bumblebee. What does it all mean? We're not sure, but the The Tokyo Toy Show is just around the corner. Perhaps we will find out what they're up to then. Check out the mirrored images below.

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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Samurai Team

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:57 pm

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I'm concerned how the combined weapon looks in Brave Go Samurai's hand. Hope that's due to a rush job and not how the figure will actually hold the weapon.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Samurai Team

Postby Janus Prime » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:14 pm

Look at that guy´s face, like saying: "You'll have to forgive the crudeness of this sketch. I didn't have enough time".
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Samurai Team

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:10 pm

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Very suspicious, indeed.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Samurai Team

Postby fenrir72 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:15 pm

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What's Starsaber doing there? Please let it be a sign :PRAY:
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Samurai Team

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:23 pm

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fenrir72 wrote:What's Starsaber doing there? Please let it be a sign :PRAY:
Well, there is that rumored Asian market rerelease of him.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Samurai Team

Postby RAcast » Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:39 pm

Motto: "Can't stop, so what! That's how I like it!"
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Sabrblade wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:What's Starsaber doing there? Please let it be a sign :PRAY:
Well, there is that rumored Asian market rerelease of him.

They've done one grail (Fort Max), they might as well do the other. :lol:
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Samurai Team

Postby Sodan-1 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:23 pm

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I like the expression on the face of the guy in the first photo. I feel like he's saying "And what the f**k are you doing here?"

I'm impressed by the combined mode's size but not much else.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Samurai Team

Postby El Duque » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:51 pm

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Google Plus user goraw GEN has shared in-hand images of Takara Tomy's Transformers Go! Samurai Combiner team, Kenzan, Jinbu, and Ganou. These images give us our best look to date at the figures. It appears each comes with a separate combiner head rather than having the entire process integrated. Images mirrored below:

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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Samurai Team

Postby Trikeboy » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:59 pm

Honestly, these look like something from a completely different toy line, not Transformers. They look similar to the KIA toyline in Korea. Actually, I'm really not interested in having these in my collection.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Samurai Team

Postby RAcast » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:10 pm

Motto: "Can't stop, so what! That's how I like it!"
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I knew it was coming but...YIKES, that's a lot of backpack. I hope the Shinobi team fares better, they certainly look better in every robot mode as far as I can tell so far.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Samurai Team

Postby Sabrblade » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:38 pm

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"Ganoh", eh? Guess we finally got an official spelling.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Samurai Team

Postby The Variable » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:45 pm

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The individual robots are rather leggy, aren't they? But I like the fact that they're essentially Getter Robo style combiners. I can already imagine the head and armor portion appearing in a burst of energy and slamming into position after the three components link up.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Samurai Team

Postby welcometothedarksyde » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:13 am

Damn these things look awkward. You know, you would have thought that the entirely extra block of plastic for the head/shoulders could have allowed for a ball joint. The concept of samurai Transformers is cool, but the effect is lost when they look so awkward/static. These would have to be at least better molded for me to be interested in even buying them at retail
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Samurai Team

Postby TimothyR » Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:33 am

at first i really didn't like these guys at all.. but now i'm starting to warm up to them.. i wish they were being released over here.. i really like the 3 different combinations for them.. and the extra parts for each combination.

however.. part of me still thinks that these guys look a little like a big lots transformers knock off.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Samurai Team

Postby cybeast » Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:49 am

Am I the only one who see Blue's combined face as "grinning" of some sort? #-o
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Samurai Team

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:07 am

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Just an FYI to everyone, the combiner head pieces do attach to the robot modes so at least they have someplace to go. ;)

Even though they sport backpacks in combiner mode (which obviously can't be helped) I find it better arranged than some of the Energon Powerlink ones.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Samurai Team

Postby Dead Metal » Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:15 am

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Well, the plastic quality and the detailing look kinda nice. So yay?

I just really really find it hard to like these.

They don't look like they belong in the TF Prime line, they don't even look like they belong in any TF line ever. Plus they look awkward and compromised in every mode.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Samurai Team

Postby Mykltron » Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:33 am

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Dead Metal wrote:Well, the plastic quality and the detailing look kinda nice. So yay?

I just really really find it hard to like these.

They don't look like they belong in the TF Prime line, they don't even look like they belong in any TF line ever. Plus they look awkward and compromised in every mode.


Don't they look like they'd fit into the post g1 things, like Victory etc.?

I quite like the combined mode, I might be interested just for having three of possibilities, except they'll cost too much.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Samurai Team

Postby Razama » Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:56 am

Takara needs to stick to paint jobs and small alterations, and leave the robot building to hasbro.. these look soo... unbalanced. i cant see these next to my transformers prime collection much less the neo classics. no.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Samurai Team

Postby craggy » Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:22 am

pre-ordered the gift set of these guys. But not sure I'll keep it.

They look good, I like the combination gimmick but there's something off about them. Hmmm. Maybe need to see a proper review of them.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Samurai Team

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:29 am

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Mykltron wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:Well, the plastic quality and the detailing look kinda nice. So yay?

I just really really find it hard to like these.

They don't look like they belong in the TF Prime line, they don't even look like they belong in any TF line ever. Plus they look awkward and compromised in every mode.


Don't they look like they'd fit into the post g1 things, like Victory etc.?


They're more Brave-like in nature, really. Then again, one could argue Victory laid the foundation for Brave, with all the combiners and Victory Saber especially (gotta have those boots!).
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Samurai Team

Postby RAcast » Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:55 am

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Just an FYI to everyone, the combiner head pieces do attach to the robot modes so at least they have someplace to go. ;)

Even though they sport backpacks in combiner mode (which obviously can't be helped) I find it better arranged than some of the Energon Powerlink ones.

Very true, very true. Though some of those Energon fellows did pretty well, like Inferno (giant dual shoulder cannnons ftw).
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Samurai Team

Postby hinomars19 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:12 am

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If you'r a fan of Japanese style robots, these definitely scratch an itch! Although it's a damn shame they are not a lot closer to retail prices. I'd love them, but they are too expensive from what I can find.
And to be honest, they wouldn't really look out of place with CarRobot/RiD figures ;) In fact they excite me they way they did back in 2000 when Beast Machines left me cold. Sadly this time around...I fear I need my money for MPs...
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