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Official Images: APS-02 Decepticon Brawl

Transformers News: Official Images: APS-02 Decepticon Brawl

Monday, January 14th, 2013 11:07AM CST

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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: Official Images: APS-02 Decepticon 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: Official Images: APS-02 Decepticon Brawl (1454971)
Posted by RhA on January 14th, 2013 @ 11:48am CST
That is one great TF.
Re: Official Images: APS-02 Decepticon 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: Official Images: APS-02 Decepticon 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: Official Images: APS-02 Decepticon 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: Official Images: APS-02 Decepticon 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: Official Images: APS-02 Decepticon 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.
Re: Official Images: APS-02 Decepticon Brawl (1455055)
Posted by Transformers Hoarder on January 14th, 2013 @ 6:33pm CST
Dyn@mo wrote: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.


I think you're way off on this one. First, leader class brawl is awesome and last if they do anything with it like they did with Striker Optimus it'll be even better than the pictures let on.
Re: Official Images: APS-02 Decepticon Brawl (1455062)
Posted by Valandar on January 14th, 2013 @ 6:58pm CST
XDMan, I doubt they'll make any completely new molds for this at all. Maybe some minor retooling of molds, but naught else.
Re: Official Images: APS-02 Decepticon Brawl (1455069)
Posted by Shockwave7 on January 14th, 2013 @ 7:19pm CST
I had this figure once (the movie leader class version). I sold it after a few months. Why? It just wasn't 'fun'. The pictures should offer you a few clues. Every pose - splay legged with the arms sticking nearly straight out. The figure has so much kibble stuffed into so many different spots that you have essentially zero poseability.

And while I appreciate a certain level of complexity to a transformation, you just didn't seem to get enough out of this mold to make it worth all the work. The tank mode was fine, but the bot mode... for as high a labor-intensive transformation, I expected all kinds of articulation and it just wasn't there. You can't even really stand it up with a regular straight-legged stance. You HAVE to have the legs spread out like you see in these photos.

People in the states - save your dough. The figure just isn't any fun.
Re: Official Images: APS-02 Decepticon Brawl (1455089)
Posted by Dyn@mo on January 14th, 2013 @ 7:53pm CST
Transformers Hoarder wrote:
Dyn@mo wrote: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.


I think you're way off on this one. First, leader class brawl is awesome and last if they do anything with it like they did with Striker Optimus it'll be even better than the pictures let on.


If you disagree with me, then at least listen to Shockwave7 a few posts further on, because he knows what he's talking about.
Re: Official Images: APS-02 Decepticon Brawl (1455090)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on January 14th, 2013 @ 7:57pm CST
Dyn@mo wrote:
Transformers Hoarder wrote:
Dyn@mo wrote: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.


I think you're way off on this one. First, leader class brawl is awesome and last if they do anything with it like they did with Striker Optimus it'll be even better than the pictures let on.


If you disagree with me, then at least listen to Shockwave7 a few posts further on, because he knows what he's talking about.


Now that I take the time to have a closer look, I can totally understand why it might suck in bot mode. It looks like it suffers from a lot of the problems that plague the deluxe version. The alt mode is amazing tho.
Re: Official Images: APS-02 Decepticon Brawl (1455104)
Posted by Transformers Hoarder on January 14th, 2013 @ 8:47pm CST
To each their own... I'll score one for sure.
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Posted by President-prime on January 14th, 2013 @ 10:44pm CST
I own both the origi al version and the repainted yellowish version. Find it a very nice figure. Just not a big difference to spending a hundred on a few extra metallic silver paint and a new box. It's an impressive figure, in my opinion. Looks very menacing. I like robots with lots of nibbles.
Re: Official Images: APS-02 Decepticon Brawl (1455265)
Posted by RodimalToyota on January 15th, 2013 @ 1:21pm CST
Well I was interested, but not 190$ interested.
100$ maybe.

150, no.

190 Hell no.
Re: Official Images: APS-02 Decepticon Brawl (1455293)
Posted by megatronus on January 15th, 2013 @ 3:43pm CST
MINDVVIPE wrote:
Dyn@mo wrote:
Transformers Hoarder wrote:
Dyn@mo wrote: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.


I think you're way off on this one. First, leader class brawl is awesome and last if they do anything with it like they did with Striker Optimus it'll be even better than the pictures let on.


If you disagree with me, then at least listen to Shockwave7 a few posts further on, because he knows what he's talking about.


Now that I take the time to have a closer look, I can totally understand why it might suck in bot mode. It looks like it suffers from a lot of the problems that plague the deluxe version. The alt mode is amazing tho.


Having acquired APS-01 at a decent price (and as a result having splurged on several after-market accessories to compound the glory), you know Brawl will be done up in similar style, and will be the definitive version of the mold.

That said, I can see where the design flaws dwell. But the alt mode is amazing, and I'm sure some creative posing will enable at least one foot to lie flat on the ground (or you can stand a few smaller guys in front of him to hide the hover-feet).

If he pops up at a decent price, I will definitely bite. I hope they catch Starscream next, as I missed the Movie Masterpiece version. Sure, I've got HFTD Leader 'Scream, but a premium version will cause me to:

:BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM:
Re: Official Images: APS-02 Decepticon Brawl (1455332)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on January 15th, 2013 @ 7:23pm CST
Know what? If the bot mode is so flawed and Brawl's only redeeming quality is his altmode, why not save big bucks and just buy a tank model?

>:oP >:oP >:oP >:oP >:oP
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>:oP >:oP >:oP >:oP >:oP
Re: Official Images: APS-02 Decepticon Brawl (1455348)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on January 15th, 2013 @ 8:17pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:Know what? If the bot mode is so flawed and Brawl's only redeeming quality is his altmode, why not save big bucks and just buy a tank model?

>:oP >:oP >:oP >:oP >:oP
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>:oP >:oP >:oP >:oP >:oP


Haha, fair enough, the fact that it looks to be modelled after a Leopard mkII is just awesome on its own. Then add the fact that it transforms AND is Brawl makes it that much better... it'd be a great showpiece if you can get an awesome pose.
Re: Official Images: APS-02 Decepticon Brawl (1455357)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on January 15th, 2013 @ 8:39pm CST
MINDVVIPE wrote:it'd be a great showpiece if you can get an awesome pose.


And based on the previous posts, you cant.

Still...

Lack of posability is just an excuse.
God Ginrai is my favorite TF ever and he's the king of bricks.

No, the real issue here is money. I will never pay a movie figure 200$. That much $ will be for Masterpeices only. [-(
Re: Official Images: APS-02 Decepticon Brawl (1455428)
Posted by Transformado on January 15th, 2013 @ 11:19pm CST
Beautiful figure, I have the original 07’ leader class Brawl and I love it, highly detail but could benefit from better paint apps, poseability is not a big issue, I never saw him doing flips and summersaults in the movie in the first place. If this new APS comes out costing the same as APS-1 Striker Optimus Prime ($ 149 @ robotkingdom) I will definitely go for it. Is it true that these APS don’t come with batteries? One other question, what do you think will be APS-03?
Re: Official Images: APS-02 Decepticon Brawl (1455619)
Posted by Rushie on January 16th, 2013 @ 5:09pm CST
My money is on Leader Sentinel. Movie1 Megatron has been released as a Premium and so has HftD Starscream. A nice shiny red and lots of silver plastic and painted details.
Re: Official Images: APS-02 Decepticon Brawl (1460086)
Posted by superchook6909 on February 1st, 2013 @ 10:01am CST
Ok, I have the Leader Class Brawl and the Deluxe Brawl. Both are great figures, but what I am waiting for, is a Leader Class Blackout. Lets face it, Voyager Blackout was too small next to Leader Class Megatron.
Blackout was suppose to be bigger and taller than Megatron.
Enough with re-releasing Movie figures, unless it's something new.
As of yet, we haven't had a decent Ratchet figure.
Come on Takara, do a Leader Class Blackout, fully armed and posable.
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