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Transformers News: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl

Friday, December 28th, 2012 9:53AM CST

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The official facebook page for TransformersAsia has shared a teaser for their upcoming APS-02, which appears to be Brawl based on the blurred out text. If APS-01 is any indication this will be a premium redo of 2007 Leader Class Movie Brawl in collectors packaging. Teaser mirrored below.

Asia Premium Series APS-02 will be unveil soon !!!


TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl
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Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1449892)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 28th, 2012 @ 10:00am CST
If they can release it at a reasonable price, I may finally be able to afford this mold!
I'm looking forward to know if it's really a Leader Brawl shiny reissue. And if it is, how it will look and most importantly, how the thing will cost.

So, let's play the wait-n-see game.
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1449895)
Posted by Dean ML on December 28th, 2012 @ 10:41am CST
If this is true, then this will be a great opportunity for anyone who's thought about owning this bad boy. Definitely the best leader mold from the first movie packed with cool features and gimmicks that actually add to the figure. A must own for anyone into the movie toys like me (though I also think he needs to be displayed with the underrated Jazz figure, too - premium, of course!).
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1449918)
Posted by Megatronsdemise666 on December 28th, 2012 @ 12:17pm CST
I'm serious hasbro should seriously consider selling the APS series at universal studios. The toys at universal are seriously just repackeged dotm and the same tf prime toys that everyone had/has a chance to buy at a lower price everywhere else.

I would buy APS brawl and striker optimus for 60- 80$ each at universal

Now will megatron get an APS toy?

Sentinel would be cool.

Screamer would most likely be a re-release of MPM-01.
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1449920)
Posted by Megatronsdemise666 on December 28th, 2012 @ 12:19pm CST
I'm serious hasbro should seriously consider selling the APS series at universal studios. The toys at universal are seriously just repackeged dotm and the same tf prime toys that everyone had/has a chance to buy at a lower price everywhere else.

I would buy APS brawl and striker optimus for 60- 80$ each at universal

Now will megatron get an APS toy?

Sentinel would be cool.

Screamer would most likely be a re-release of MPM-01.
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1449947)
Posted by Transformers Hoarder on December 28th, 2012 @ 2:14pm CST
This serries is getting good. Might have to start collecting these too.
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1449952)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on December 28th, 2012 @ 2:28pm CST
I already have Leader Brawl, so I have no interest in owning the Premium guy. €20 / $26, try and beat that ;)
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1449974)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 28th, 2012 @ 3:49pm CST
APS-02? Who was 01?

I don't really keep up with the Japanese movie toy line, so I'm clueless. >:oP
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1449980)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on December 28th, 2012 @ 4:18pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:APS-02? Who was 01?

I don't really keep up with the Japanese movie toy line, so I'm clueless. >:oP


01 was Striker Optimus.
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1449987)
Posted by XDMan on December 28th, 2012 @ 5:01pm CST
A new Leader Class Brawl!? Yes, Takara! I knew you would show more love for the tankster! :D

Megatronsdemise666 wrote:I'm serious hasbro should seriously consider selling the APS series at universal studios. The toys at universal are seriously just repackeged dotm and the same tf prime toys that everyone had/has a chance to buy at a lower price everywhere else.

I would buy APS brawl and striker optimus for 60- 80$ each at universal

Now will megatron get an APS toy?

Sentinel would be cool.

Screamer would most likely be a re-release of MPM-01.
Well, that would be nice for those who can't get enough luck at the lottery.

And I say, Megatron would be very nice if he was either in his ROTF body, but with metallic paint job, or in his new DOTM body (please Takara).

Not sure what Sentinel would look like, but he should have much more detail. Some(?) DOTM toys lack it, so Sentinel should get rid of some red paint that makes him look boring.

And yes, Starscream would get re-released, but I can deal with that.

Some most likely choices in the series:

APS-06 Ironhide (needs more black detail)
APS-07 Soundwave (metallic paint job will do)
APS-08 Ratchet (similar to his Best Buy exclusive release)
APS-09 Bumblebee (HA version, but in his DOTM design) I think I'll regret saying that
APS-10 Jetfire (similar to the ROTF two pack that has him with OP)
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1449990)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on December 28th, 2012 @ 5:09pm CST
XDMan wrote:A new Leader Class Brawl!? Yes, Takara! I knew you would show more love for the tankster! :D


Even if it is just a repaint?
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1450018)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 28th, 2012 @ 8:04pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
XDMan wrote:A new Leader Class Brawl!? Yes, Takara! I knew you would show more love for the tankster! :D


Even if it is just a repaint?


Especially if it's an AFFORDABLE repaint.

Damn bastard goes for 200$ on Ebay.
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1450025)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 28th, 2012 @ 8:20pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
XDMan wrote:A new Leader Class Brawl!? Yes, Takara! I knew you would show more love for the tankster! :D


Even if it is just a repaint?


Especially if it's an AFFORDABLE repaint.

Damn bastard goes for 200$ on Ebay.


Seriously? Leader Brawl goes up to $200 on eBay?

-looks up at my Brawl with a mischievous glint in my eye - :twisted:
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1450049)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on December 28th, 2012 @ 10:17pm CST
Their Dark Energon Megatron was pretty good, managed to snag one at Korean retail (The irony kills, those who been to Korea will know).

But I don't have much interest in the LDR Brawl mold. Loved the Deluxe mold.
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1450050)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on December 28th, 2012 @ 10:23pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
XDMan wrote:A new Leader Class Brawl!? Yes, Takara! I knew you would show more love for the tankster! :D


Even if it is just a repaint?


Especially if it's an AFFORDABLE repaint.

Damn bastard goes for 200$ on Ebay.


Looks like there is a wide range for the value of this guy. Seems like he goes anywhere between $100-$175 MISB and can be had for $75-$100 opened and complete. I would guess APS-02 to cost around $130-$150 so that would put the new guy about the same price as the old guy.
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1450088)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 29th, 2012 @ 2:46am CST
LOST Cybertronian wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
XDMan wrote:A new Leader Class Brawl!? Yes, Takara! I knew you would show more love for the tankster! :D


Even if it is just a repaint?


Especially if it's an AFFORDABLE repaint.

Damn bastard goes for 200$ on Ebay.


Looks like there is a wide range for the value of this guy. Seems like he goes anywhere between $100-$175 MISB and can be had for $75-$100 opened and complete. I would guess APS-02 to cost around $130-$150 so that would put the new guy about the same price as the old guy.


Jesus.
The paint must be something that will make the gods barf rainbows for me to pay that much cash on a movie figure.
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1450113)
Posted by KNM2012 on December 29th, 2012 @ 6:28am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:APS-02? Who was 01?

I don't really keep up with the Japanese movie toy line, so I'm clueless. >:oP


01 was Striker Optimus.


If he is that one movie that received a TV series, then consider me "Lost in Translation." I mean... Truth be told, if I was not dead-set on my policy that prohibits me from buying any movie pieces, and I had the funding, I would have bought him. He is one of those shining examples that has me thinking that APS-02 will have fans develop a shrunken bladder. :-?
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1450127)
Posted by Kapiko Customs on December 29th, 2012 @ 8:19am CST
I bet it will feature more detail, but I would not expect the price to be below $180.00 .Just as APS-01 Optimus Prime or any other upcoming APS figures in the future.
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1450990)
Posted by daimchoc on January 2nd, 2013 @ 2:32am CST
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c/o Planet Iacon.
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1450993)
Posted by RhA on January 2nd, 2013 @ 2:36am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
XDMan wrote:A new Leader Class Brawl!? Yes, Takara! I knew you would show more love for the tankster! :D


Even if it is just a repaint?


Guard city is also just a repaint. :grin:
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1451007)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on January 2nd, 2013 @ 6:36am CST
The TransformersAsia Facebook page has posted a new image of Asia exclusive APS-02 Brawl with the image color inverted, however some savy computer users have managed to invert the image and give us a better idea of what this new Brawl deco will be. The images have been mirrored below.



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Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1451011)
Posted by LazyAza on January 2nd, 2013 @ 7:08am CST
Looks pretty awesome to me, Robokingdom should have him listed soon I imagine.
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1451016)
Posted by freaky777 on January 2nd, 2013 @ 8:04am CST
I just tried inverting the image, its just the command Inverse colour (ctrl+I) on Photoshop. Haha, seems like people in Transformer Asia are a bit lazy.

In any case this looks good, I would like to get hold of this, hope there is some shiny/metallic paint on him.
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1451020)
Posted by DrRX8 on January 2nd, 2013 @ 8:19am CST
This figure is cool but i'm not liking his hands and head sculpt. Would get if it were cheap though.
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1451021)
Posted by MGrotusque on January 2nd, 2013 @ 8:34am CST
I don't get it. Why is this mold in a "premium series" release. It's not good enough of a mold nor is the character.
Also, can someone point out too me what exactly is "premium" about this release. Just looks like the typical hasbro product shot that's heavily photoshopped too look way nicer than it actually is (Insert polishing a turd analogy here).
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1451040)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 2nd, 2013 @ 10:59am CST
monstergrotusque wrote:I don't get it. Why is this mold in a "premium series" release. It's not good enough of a mold nor is the character.
Also, can someone point out too me what exactly is "premium" about this release. Just looks like the typical hasbro product shot that's heavily photoshopped too look way nicer than it actually is (Insert polishing a turd analogy here).


If you're saying that it looks just like the Hasbro version, consider the comparison of both versions below:

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APS Brawl has a much more metallic finish than the Hasbro version.

As a lover of not only of tanks in general, but specifically the M1A1 Abrams, I would happily sell my kidneys to afford this (but not enough to trump MP-10).
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1451049)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on January 2nd, 2013 @ 11:36am CST
monstergrotusque wrote:I don't get it. Why is this mold in a "premium series" release. It's not good enough of a mold nor is the character.

Leader class Brawl was my favorite figure from the 2007 movie line. I Lso though he raised the cool factor in the scene exponentially. He made the 'Cons look badass, not like drooling panzies in the second one.

Might try some paint modding on mine just to get some nice highlights.
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1451054)
Posted by Rated X on January 2nd, 2013 @ 11:54am CST
Good job on the decoding !!! Score one for the teaser haters !!!! 8)

On the figure itself, I own the Hasbro version and I wouldnt recommend the mold unless you are a huge Brawl fan. It doesnt hold together well in tank mode.
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1451056)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 2nd, 2013 @ 12:09pm CST
Rated X wrote:On the figure itself, I own the Hasbro version and I wouldnt recommend the mold unless you are a huge Brawl fan. It doesnt hold together well in tank mode.


And a tank fan like myself. Can't forget the fans of tanks!

The other day I picked up my Leader Brawl to reconfigure my displays to accompany my incoming Christmas haul. Massive pain in the butt to transform, especially the arms, mainly because I hadn't touched it in two or three years. :HEADHURTS:
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1451077)
Posted by XDMan on January 2nd, 2013 @ 1:36pm CST
YOW! That is one heck of a beast looking Brawl! Who knew TakaraTomy gets to give this guy a heck of show-accuracy!
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1451078)
Posted by RodimalToyota on January 2nd, 2013 @ 1:39pm CST
Bought on sight!
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1451104)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on January 2nd, 2013 @ 4:39pm CST
RodimalToyota wrote:Bought on sight!


You'll pay 200$ for this?
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1451176)
Posted by megatronus on January 2nd, 2013 @ 11:14pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:Bought on sight!


You'll pay 200$ for this?


I probably would. He looks great, and would look even better next to APS-01 Striker Prime (especially now that I've sunk $$ into the Dr Wu/UFO/Cubex articulated silver hands, Orange Axe & Sentinel Prime Shield, and Chrome Buster Guns).

If you don't want him, then... I'm sure you've got better things to do than knock others' purchases. >:oP
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1451189)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on January 3rd, 2013 @ 12:14am CST
megatronus wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:Bought on sight!


You'll pay 200$ for this?

(...)
If you don't want him, then... I'm sure you've got better things to do than knock others' purchases. >:oP


"Knocking other people's purchase?"
I'm not knocking anything. The bitterness of your coffee is clouding your perception, here. :HEADHURTS:
I'm just warning that this will be sold at a premium price, like all these other foreign exclusives.
Beside, a shooped preview dont count. If they do ask 200$ for it, it better have more than a shiny new coat of paint and they better show real pictures.

Anyway, do what you will with your money, buy a overpriced movie figure, smoke it, eat it in a salad, I dont care.

(No knocking here, oh no.)
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(ME SMASH!)
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1451235)
Posted by Anonymous on January 3rd, 2013 @ 5:58am CST
If people are willing to pay $100, $150 or even $200 for an old figure with a shiny new coat of paint, all the best :PEACE:
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1451250)
Posted by megatronus on January 3rd, 2013 @ 8:20am CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:
megatronus wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:Bought on sight!


You'll pay 200$ for this?

(...)
If you don't want him, then... I'm sure you've got better things to do than knock others' purchases. >:oP


"Knocking other people's purchase?"
I'm not knocking anything. The bitterness of your coffee is clouding your perception, here. :HEADHURTS:
I'm just warning that this will be sold at a premium price, like all these other foreign exclusives.
Beside, a shooped preview dont count. If they do ask 200$ for it, it better have more than a shiny new coat of paint and they better show real pictures.

Anyway, do what you will with your money, buy a overpriced movie figure, smoke it, eat it in a salad, I dont care.

(No knocking here, oh no.)
Image
(ME SMASH!)


Your overwrought response belies your point, and reeks of knocking :lol:
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1451271)
Posted by STngAR on January 3rd, 2013 @ 10:19am CST
Dark of the Moon?? :???:




Good thing I sold my movie one before this came out. :MAXIMAL:
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1451313)
Posted by Dean ML on January 3rd, 2013 @ 12:51pm CST
Don't know why some folks are so critical of this release. Leader Brawl already goes for around $200 new on eBay, but now you can get the premium treatment. He definitely deserves it. The mold's incredible.
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1451432)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on January 3rd, 2013 @ 6:01pm CST
megatronus wrote:Your overwrought response belies your point, and reeks of knocking :lol:


Knock-knock.
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1451509)
Posted by Transformado on January 3rd, 2013 @ 9:44pm CST
megatronus wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:Bought on sight!


You'll pay 200$ for this?


I probably would. He looks great, and would look even better next to APS-01 Striker Prime (especially now that I've sunk $$ into the Dr Wu/UFO/Cubex articulated silver hands, Orange Axe & Sentinel Prime Shield, and Chrome Buster Guns).

If you don't want him, then... I'm sure you've got better things to do than knock others' purchases. >:oP



What shiny hands are you talking about ? What did i missed here?
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1451512)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 3rd, 2013 @ 9:57pm CST
Transformado wrote:
megatronus wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:Bought on sight!


You'll pay 200$ for this?


I probably would. He looks great, and would look even better next to APS-01 Striker Prime (especially now that I've sunk $$ into the Dr Wu/UFO/Cubex articulated silver hands, Orange Axe & Sentinel Prime Shield, and Chrome Buster Guns).

If you don't want him, then... I'm sure you've got better things to do than knock others' purchases. >:oP



What shiny hands are you talking about ? What did i missed here?


I believe he is referring to what appears to be paint applications on his hands that appear to represent weathered metal. Back when he was available in retail, his hands were plain ol' black.

EDIT: Thought you meant Brawl's hands. I'll hunt down said hands after I'm done with my damn project.
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1451517)
Posted by megatronus on January 3rd, 2013 @ 10:36pm CST
Transformado wrote:
megatronus wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:Bought on sight!


You'll pay 200$ for this?


I probably would. He looks great, and would look even better next to APS-01 Striker Prime (especially now that I've sunk $$ into the Dr Wu/UFO/Cubex articulated silver hands, Orange Axe & Sentinel Prime Shield, and Chrome Buster Guns).

If you don't want him, then... I'm sure you've got better things to do than knock others' purchases. >:oP



What shiny hands are you talking about ? What did i missed here?


Check them out:

http://tfsource.com/products/view/product_id/5944/
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1451526)
Posted by Transformado on January 3rd, 2013 @ 11:22pm CST
Thanks for the link. They look great. I will buy then in a few days.
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1454965)
Posted by El Duque on January 14th, 2013 @ 11:07am CST
TransformersAsia.com have fully revealed their upcoming APS-02 Decepticon Brawl. The figure is a limited production premium metallic repaint of the 2007 Move Leader Class Brawl who will come in collector style packaging. He's scheduled to release on March 31st in select Asian markets excluding Japan. Images mirrored below.

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Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1454966)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 14th, 2013 @ 11:08am CST
Nothing we haven't particularly seen. Looks beautiful in every way (this coming from an aspiring Marine tanker). =P~
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1454971)
Posted by RhA on January 14th, 2013 @ 11:48am CST
That is one great TF.
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1454986)
Posted by Rated X on January 14th, 2013 @ 1:22pm CST
I take it the green parts arent metallic ?

If it had the chrome green paint of Takara FOC Brawl or First Edition Bulkhead, Id buy it. Silver in place of the grey is not enough for me.
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1455020)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on January 14th, 2013 @ 4:33pm CST
It IS awesome, no question asked. Unfortunately, I must make choices and my money is limited.

Oh well, I'll have to pass.
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1455024)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on January 14th, 2013 @ 4:53pm CST
That's an amazing figure, holy crap... like, that is insane. I have no place for it in my collection unfortunately, but damn... look at that gorgeous alt. mode. :APPLAUSE:
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1455038)
Posted by Dyn@mo on January 14th, 2013 @ 5:26pm CST
Those pics are heavily Photoshopped. The final toy won't look much different to the original. I know that won't stop most from buying this polished 2007 turd, but hey, just saying.
Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl (1455050)
Posted by joesaysso on January 14th, 2013 @ 6:12pm CST
Too little too late in my opinion. Thats a good looking figure for sure but my interest in movie figure dissipated somewhere during ROTF's run. The existence of this figure will not make it return.

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