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A Look at Takara Tomy TG-23 Metroplex - Video

Postby Va'al » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:26 am

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YouTube reporter Atamaii has uploaded a video from the Tokyo Toy Fair that gives us a good look at Takara Tomy TG-23 Metroplex. Among other things confirms that the figure will come with two guns, rather than just the one like the Hasbro version, a chrome face and slightly different paint apps. The video also claims that this version is the same as the exclusive Comic Con one. Is this also the SDCC version?

Take a look at the embedded video, and discuss it below!


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Re: A Look at Takara Tomy TG-23 Metroplex - Video

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Re: A Look at Takara Tomy TG-23 Metroplex - Video

Postby gothsaurus » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:54 am

Did I hear that right? Sounded like he said Japanese version is same as ComicCon.

Nice that the box is same size as Fort Max.
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Re: A Look at Takara Tomy TG-23 Metroplex - Video

Postby Ravage XK » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:20 am

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Looks like it also has a lot of black "dirt" detailing or something, or is that just a painted up example?
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Re: A Look at Takara Tomy TG-23 Metroplex - Video

Postby gothsaurus » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:26 am

Yeah, that is a bit confusing including that in the video. The one at the right (with the red detailing on top of his chest bit) is a custom. Not for sale or appearing in the Hasbro/Takara/or ComicCon line.
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Re: A Look at Takara Tomy TG-23 Metroplex - Video

Postby Banjo-Tron » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:09 am

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Dat face!

This version is way nicer than the Hasbro one. Especially the additional paint on the uper legs and groin area (oo-err)

It also looks like they might have done away with the pictures of the Autobots in the 'control centre' which I'm very happy about. Although maybe they're there and I just ain't seeing them?
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Re: A Look at Takara Tomy TG-23 Metroplex - Video

Postby xyl360 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:27 pm

Takara does it again. I wasn't expecting there to be nearly as much additional paint detail as there is on him. It's like night and day to me, although where the paint differences and plastic color differences are has a lot to do with it I think. All those paint apps really nicely compliment the look of the figure and do wonders to break up all that white plastic.

I was already getting Takara's and skipping Hasbro's, but after finally getting to see his full details, I'm even more comfortable with my decision (as well as the much higher price point).

I'm still curious to see if SDCC is getting a Metrotitan repaint. I may have to get it if they are.
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Re: A Look at Takara Tomy TG-23 Metroplex - Video

Postby Gearslide » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:44 pm

He clearly said that the normal Takara version (the one on the left, not the custom on the right) was the "same as the Comic-con version".

That's a relief. I won't have to worry about refreshing the Hasbro Toyshop website every 3 seconds this year.
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Re: A Look at Takara Tomy TG-23 Metroplex - Video

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Re: A Look at Takara Tomy TG-23 Metroplex - Video

Postby dedcat » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:38 pm

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gothsaurus wrote:Did I hear that right? Sounded like he said Japanese version is same as ComicCon.

Nice that the box is same size as Fort Max.


My take on "...Same as comic-con version" is that the comic-con exclusive will also include the 2 large blasters and it was not a reference to the color/deco. It's a vague enough comment that I'm still open to the idea of a repaint color scheme, which will most likely be Metro Titan as many have speculated.
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Re: A Look at Takara Tomy TG-23 Metroplex - Video

Postby dabattousai » Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:25 pm

I'll take a whack at obtaining the SDCC one, but if all else fails, I will import this version. The two guns make the city mode look more lively and if Reprolabels does an upgrade sticker set similar to the G1 version, this will look amazing.
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Re: A Look at Takara Tomy TG-23 Metroplex - Video

Postby Powered Convoy » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:37 pm

Yeah clearly the same as the SDCC version is referencing the two guns alone. The SDCC one has a chrome and thighs and comes with two guns. The other details are different (like the chrome on the thighs).

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Re: A Look at Takara Tomy TG-23 Metroplex - Video

Postby MGrotusque » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:47 pm

I'm not entirely convinced that the extra decos are worth the extra 150 (including shipping). Sure the chrome face is nice but that's a LOT of extra cash.
I'll wait for retail.
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Re: A Look at Takara Tomy TG-23 Metroplex - Video

Postby Metrosuplex » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:03 pm

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MGrotusque wrote:I'm not entirely convinced that the extra decos are worth the extra 150 (including shipping). Sure the chrome face is nice but that's a LOT of extra cash.
I'll wait for retail.


Yeah, I agree. I'm on the fence. When I heard "EXTRA GUN!!! WOO!!!!", I was all, >:oP
The chrome face is looking BADASS, though. :x

I need to see some side-by-side shots to really decide for sure. And if the Takara version is really THAT amazing, it'll probably join a Hasbro version. For $100 or so, how could I NOT buy the Hasbro version? I mean, how often does a G1-ish Metroplex come around? :x
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