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Additional Details on Takara Tomy's Remote Control Transformers Line Concept

Transformers News: Additional Details on Takara Tomy's Remote Control Transformers Line Concept

Friday, June 14th, 2013 10:53PM CDT

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One of Takara Tomy reveals yesterday at the Tokyo Toy Show was their concept for a line of remote controlled Transformers. The Italian RC enthusiast website Hobby Media has some addition details and images from the show. In a nutshell, Takara Tomy became aware of the remote controlled transforming robot from Brave Robotics that was making the YouTube rounds late last year, they liked what they saw, now they're working with the original creator to produce official products. The images mirrored below are just concepts at this point, but you get the idea of where they're trying to go.


Additional Details on Takara Tomy's Remote Control Transformers Line Concept

Additional Details on Takara Tomy's Remote Control Transformers Line Concept

Additional Details on Takara Tomy's Remote Control Transformers Line Concept

Additional Details on Takara Tomy's Remote Control Transformers Line Concept

For those unfamiliar with Brave Robotics here's the YouTube video from last year:

Credit(s): Hobby Media
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Re: Additional Details on Takara Tomy's Remote Control Transformers Line Concept (1495456)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on June 14th, 2013 @ 11:10pm CDT
IMO, it'd be much more suited towards G1 designs, as those were blocky and simple to transform. Movieverse designs have way too many moving parts to keep track of.

The concept's pretty cool, though. I've seen clips of the original robot way back when, and it shows a lot of promise.
Re: Additional Details on Takara Tomy's Remote Control Transformers Line Concept (1495465)
Posted by Janus Prime on June 14th, 2013 @ 11:57pm CDT
Hmmmm... looking at this makes me remember an old Transformer my brother used to have. It wasn´t a Hasbro toy, not sure if it was from the 80´s or very early 90´s, it´s definitelly from the time many many many companies started to sell transforming toys.

I recall the freaking thing transformed by itself. It was a black car with golden lines, to me it was a big toy but I was 3 or 4 years old. I´m sure my brother didn´t get his arm lined up correctly so when it transformed, the arm broke.
Re: Additional Details on Takara Tomy's Remote Control Transformers Line Concept (1495471)
Posted by Mykltron on June 15th, 2013 @ 12:19am CDT
Wow, in car mode the panel lines are almost INVISIBLE! The car mode is practically perfect! And the robot mode! Great proportions! Hurray for another Bumblebee! I need more Bumblebees. Everyone needs more Bumblebees. Now make Optimus but no-one else so can't battle them against anyone.
Re: Additional Details on Takara Tomy's Remote Control Transformers Line Concept (1495473)
Posted by Mykltron on June 15th, 2013 @ 12:21am CDT
Which one of you bastards hacked my account?
Re: Additional Details on Takara Tomy's Remote Control Transformers Line Concept (1495482)
Posted by El Duque on June 15th, 2013 @ 12:43am CDT
Mykltron wrote:Which one of you bastards hacked my account?


Are you being serious?
Re: Additional Details on Takara Tomy's Remote Control Transformers Line Concept (1495490)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on June 15th, 2013 @ 1:08am CDT
This concept looks promising, but I want it done right. I think we all should all expect another half-hazard 12 gazillionth Optimus and Bumblebee to be shoveled out.
Re: Additional Details on Takara Tomy's Remote Control Transformers Line Concept (1495500)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on June 15th, 2013 @ 2:34am CDT
El Duque wrote:
Mykltron wrote:Which one of you bastards hacked my account?


Are you being serious?


With Mykltron, one can never tell. :D
Re: Additional Details on Takara Tomy's Remote Control Transformers Line Concept (1495509)
Posted by RhA on June 15th, 2013 @ 3:06am CDT
Automorphing nightmare fuel!
Re: Additional Details on Takara Tomy's Remote Control Transformers Line Concept (1495541)
Posted by Mykltron on June 15th, 2013 @ 6:27am CDT
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
El Duque wrote:
Mykltron wrote:Which one of you bastards hacked my account?


Are you being serious?


With Mykltron, one can never tell. :D


True! I was joking because my post before that was all irony.
Re: Additional Details on Takara Tomy's Remote Control Transformers Line Concept (1495559)
Posted by Valandar on June 15th, 2013 @ 8:36am CDT
welcometothedarksyde wrote:This concept looks promising, but I want it done right. I think we all should all expect another half-hazard 12 gazillionth Optimus and Bumblebee to be shoveled out.


I REALLY hate to do this, but you triggered one of my pet peeves...

It's "haphazard", not "half-hazard"

On the other hand, I agree - shoulda been somebody ELSE except Bumbles or Optimus. And to think, back in 2005 we were all grumping about how Bumblebee seemed to have been forgotten...
Re: Additional Details on Takara Tomy's Remote Control Transformers Line Concept (1495570)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on June 15th, 2013 @ 10:03am CDT
The day will come when a series is called "Transformers: Bumblebee"

Plot twist: One of the 50 bumblebees is played by Goldbug.
Re: Additional Details on Takara Tomy's Remote Control Transformers Line Concept (1495574)
Posted by padfoo on June 15th, 2013 @ 10:12am CDT
Wow the original concept was great! the Has/Tak version, not so cool, done on the cheap! I like the original it shows a lot of promise.
Re: Additional Details on Takara Tomy's Remote Control Transformers Line Concept (1495580)
Posted by Metrosuplex on June 15th, 2013 @ 10:26am CDT
Surely HasTak wouldn't allow more BB and Optimus toys... surely! :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Additional Details on Takara Tomy's Remote Control Transformers Line Concept (1495625)
Posted by Moonshot on June 15th, 2013 @ 3:47pm CDT
The original in the video was really sweet, but the silver bug not so much. Need to stick to more G1 type non real vehicles. Like a Roadbuster or Chromedome would look tight I bet.
Re: Additional Details on Takara Tomy's Remote Control Transformers Line Concept (1495694)
Posted by Leader_Ultra_Magnus on June 15th, 2013 @ 11:17pm CDT
Biggest pile of crap I've seen in a long time.
Re: Additional Details on Takara Tomy's Remote Control Transformers Line Concept (1495697)
Posted by slugfest200x on June 16th, 2013 @ 12:05am CDT
this is a cool concept, but looks like crap, i do like the fact that they are working with another company, maybe this will open up the possibility of a domestic releases of some of the third party figures.
Re: Additional Details on Takara Tomy's Remote Control Transformers Line Concept (1495784)
Posted by Metrosuplex on June 16th, 2013 @ 10:15am CDT
My thoughts are that these would be great for kids, who otherwise have difficulty with the crazy transformations, but these don't look all that great.

Like another poster said, maybe they should go with a simpler (G1) look?

And for my money, it needs IR sensors and IR cannons, so that they can shoot at each other. Well, I mean if TF's can still do that - with Rescue Heroes, I don't even know. :roll:
Re: Additional Details on Takara Tomy's Remote Control Transformers Line Concept (1496409)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 18th, 2013 @ 10:07pm CDT
Hell yeah! I'd pay good money for that. I have the cheap and fun TF Prime remote controlled Bee. It's cool, but I would really want something crazy that is way more elaborate. I'd pay premium MP prices for a perfect remote controlled TF.
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