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Comparison Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-01 Optimus Prime and TG-02 Jazz

Transformers News: Comparison Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-01 Optimus Prime and TG-02 Jazz

Friday, December 28th, 2012 12:38AM CST

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For those of you considering importing Takara Tomy's Transformers Generations TG-01 Optimus Prime and TG-02 Jazz we have some images comparing them side by side with their Hasbro counterparts. As you can see in the images mirrored below from Alfes 2010's toy blog there are quite a few differences in deco between these guys.


Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-01 Optimus Prime & TG-02 Jazz

Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-01 Optimus Prime & TG-02 Jazz

Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-01 Optimus Prime & TG-02 Jazz

Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-01 Optimus Prime & TG-02 Jazz

Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-01 Optimus Prime & TG-02 Jazz

Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-01 Optimus Prime & TG-02 Jazz

Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-01 Optimus Prime & TG-02 Jazz

Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-01 Optimus Prime & TG-02 Jazz

Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-01 Optimus Prime & TG-02 Jazz

Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-01 Optimus Prime & TG-02 Jazz
Credit(s): Alfes 2010
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Re: Comparison Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-01 Optimus Prime and TG-02 Jazz (1449823)
Posted by phase on December 28th, 2012 @ 12:45am CST
...MUST...RESIST...THE SHIIIINY!

And I think these molds are fine.
Re: Comparison Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-01 Optimus Prime and TG-02 Jazz (1449831)
Posted by KNM2012 on December 28th, 2012 @ 1:15am CST
What I like about these is the fact that Hasbro's version looks like they are made for kids... While TOMY's version look like they are made for collectors. However, I agree with those who say that the collection-based value of these pieces are low.

Here's to the thought that wave 2 and beyond will be a whole lot better. >:oP
Re: Comparison Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-01 Optimus Prime and TG-02 Jazz (1449858)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 28th, 2012 @ 4:20am CST
As expected, the Takara ones have superior paint. They are, however, not perfect.

Like his WFC counterpart, the FOC Optimus Prime could have been shiny on the legs too. Also, his hubcaps should have been gray like the rest.
I do love his shiny chest and the more vibrant neon-lines.

As for jazz, just being gray make him look less cheap than the original. The addition of a "side window" paint aps add a LOT for him. The only thing I dont really like is that they should have kept Hasbro's original brighter blue.

All in all, I'd like to have them. However, I dont want to pay 40$+ each for the Takara release. I may if there's ever a sale, but having already got the Hasbro ones for 10$ each will not justify spending 30-40$ MORE for EACH figures just to have fancier paint. Well, this apply for any Takare products.
Re: Comparison Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-01 Optimus Prime and TG-02 Jazz (1449862)
Posted by The Variable on December 28th, 2012 @ 4:44am CST
Metallic paint on Prime aside, what I like most is that it helps make the Autobrand on his shoulders look more vibrant, as if they were glowing like the in-game model.

The loss of overall whiteness on Jazz seems to drop the resemblance to the essential look of the character. Had I the money to get the Takara version, I would repurpose him as FoC Bluestreak.
Re: Comparison Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-01 Optimus Prime and TG-02 Jazz (1449872)
Posted by Flakmaster on December 28th, 2012 @ 6:57am CST
They still don't look to be the best figures, but the Takara paint jobs do wonders.

I particularly like the silver plastic on Jazz.
It's better than the pasty white the Hasbro used on their version of the figure.
Re: Comparison Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-01 Optimus Prime and TG-02 Jazz (1449900)
Posted by Jazz813 on December 28th, 2012 @ 10:54am CST
Jazz looks much better in the japanese version but the TakaraTomy FOC Optimus Prime version sure looks much detailed and so but I'm not so much the metalic friend.
Re: Comparison Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-01 Optimus Prime and TG-02 Jazz (1449931)
Posted by jaws on December 28th, 2012 @ 12:57pm CST
Odd how the Takara versions look way better than the Hasbro, imagine that!
Re: Comparison Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-01 Optimus Prime and TG-02 Jazz (1450187)
Posted by T-Macksimus on December 29th, 2012 @ 1:44pm CST
I'm hoping that it's just an effect of the lighting on the shiny paint but Prime almost appears to have a slightly orange tint. Not a fan of that but like I said, probably just the lighting in the pic. I'm loving the extra detail though and the metallic appearance. Love the detail on Jazz too but I'm not a fan of the grey. So I guess, if I had to choose just based on the pics I'd have to go with the Takara Prime and the Hasbro Jazz. I already have the Hasbro FOC Prime and he looks positively bland now after seeing these pictures.
Re: Comparison Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-01 Optimus Prime and TG-02 Jazz (1450246)
Posted by Optimum Supreme on December 29th, 2012 @ 7:59pm CST
Looks like you can polish a turd.

Image

But now it's just a shiny turd.
Re: Comparison Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-01 Optimus Prime and TG-02 Jazz (1450314)
Posted by Breakdown 2099 on December 30th, 2012 @ 5:04am CST
Optimum Supreme wrote:Looks like you can polish a turd.
But now it's just a shiny turd.


:lol: A $40 shiny turd.
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