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Transformers News: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 6:51AM CDT

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Transformers Asia has just revealed the upcoming Asia Exclusive figure - Classics Bruticus.
From the official photo, this figure is the reissue version of the Transformers Universe 2.0 Bruticus Maximus.

The expected release date of this figure is 18th October 2012. This toy is only available exclusively in Asia (except Japan).


Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus

Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus


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Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421344)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on September 18th, 2012 @ 7:02am CDT
With the 3rd party Not-Blastoff and Not-Swindle figs sold out years ago, I ain't touching that with a ten-foot pole.
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421346)
Posted by Grimlock Shakur on September 18th, 2012 @ 7:12am CDT
meh... easy pass, how many repaints we got of this guy already? "exclusive" haha oh man... bring on some new designs! or even G1'likes, c'mon! I understand some places didn't get this design when it came out but bringing out the "same thing" 7 years later... now that's funny! :lol:
but all good, I'm sure someone will go crazy and drool over this one...

>:oP
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421348)
Posted by ausbot on September 18th, 2012 @ 7:19am CDT
Finally those outrageous ebay prices will drop.
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421349)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on September 18th, 2012 @ 7:23am CDT
ausbot wrote:Finally those outrageous ebay prices will drop.


Let's hope so. I really want one.
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421352)
Posted by Flux Convoy on September 18th, 2012 @ 7:33am CDT
Well that's unexpected. Interesting to note that Onslaught, Swindle and Vortex have significantly different paint decos than the Target set.
:BOT:
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421356)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on September 18th, 2012 @ 7:52am CDT
FansProject - please take note and re-issue Munitioner/Explorer.
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421365)
Posted by wolverinetodd on September 18th, 2012 @ 8:41am CDT
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:With the 3rd party Not-Blastoff and Not-Swindle figs sold out years ago, I ain't touching that with a ten-foot pole.


Perfect opportunity for FansProject to make up a whole new batch of Not-Blast Offs and Not-Swindles and re-release them, capitalizing on this new Bruticus release.
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421370)
Posted by joevill on September 18th, 2012 @ 9:06am CDT
Too bad this wasn't the original color scheme right?
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421372)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on September 18th, 2012 @ 9:13am CDT
looks good, might consider it if its not obcenely expensive. otherwise, i have the energon set already
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421374)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on September 18th, 2012 @ 9:24am CDT
Bizarre move when you consider they already have ANOTHER Bruticus hitting the shelves. Why put out a competing product that's several years out of date?
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421376)
Posted by Rated X on September 18th, 2012 @ 9:30am CDT
I buy everything Combaticons, and Im still gonna pass. Considerding I use the Fansproject, set, I dont see much change for my buck. Especially since my energon Onslaught with Reprolabels is virtually the same as the new one. Maybe if they had done the truck cab in blue, but not more damn grey...

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Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421377)
Posted by robotmel on September 18th, 2012 @ 9:30am CDT
Banjo-Tron wrote:FansProject - please take note and re-issue Munitioner/Explorer.

:grin: Yes, yes YES!!!
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421381)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on September 18th, 2012 @ 9:41am CDT
wolverinetodd wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:With the 3rd party Not-Blastoff and Not-Swindle figs sold out years ago, I ain't touching that with a ten-foot pole.


Perfect opportunity for FansProject to make up a whole new batch of Not-Blast Offs and Not-Swindles and re-release them, capitalizing on this new Bruticus release.


I certainly hope they do. If I get word of a re-release, I'll be sure to get this Bruticus set. But until then... >:oP

Gauntlet101010 wrote:Bizarre move when you consider they already have ANOTHER Bruticus hitting the shelves. Why put out a competing product that's several years out of date?


Maybe they were trying to ride on the popularity of the FoC Bruticus fig?
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421387)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 18th, 2012 @ 9:57am CDT
Maybe it's from Bruticus overload, but I'm having trouble remembering the schemes of this guy in his past iterations. Someone needs to post some side-by-side comparisons of all the individual figures. Someone with lots of time. >:oP
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421391)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on September 18th, 2012 @ 10:08am CDT
gothsaurus wrote:Maybe it's from Bruticus overload, but I'm having trouble remembering the schemes of this guy in his past iterations. Someone needs to post some side-by-side comparisons of all the individual figures. Someone with lots of time. >:oP


Someone called? :lol:

Well, that would depend on what you actually wanna see. Here's the rundown of every Bruticus mold to date:

    G1
  • G1 Bruticus
  • O:C Battle Gaia
  • G2 Bruticus
  • CR Baldigus
  • RiD Ruination
  • Walmart RiD Ruination
  • Walmart Universe Ruination
  • Encore Bruticus

    Energon
  • E-Bruticus Maximus
  • Universe 2008/RotF Bruticus Maximus

    Generations
  • Gen. Decepticon Bruticus
  • SDCC Decepticon Bruticus
  • Amazon/BBTS G2 Decepticon Bruticus
  • Ruination (Wreckers retools)
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421394)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 18th, 2012 @ 10:20am CDT
Oh! I was just talking about the same mold originally from Energon. Debating buying the thing, but want to make sure it's different enough to talk myself into it. If no one post, I'm sure to dig after work to do the comparison. Heh.

- Energon Bruticus Maximus
- Universe 2008/RotF Bruticus Maximus
- Asia Exclusive Classics Bruticus
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421399)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 18th, 2012 @ 10:28am CDT
Looks like another redeco to me, albeit a slight one.

Swindle had a purple cockpit with a blue nose (instead of both being tan), and his $ signs seem to be missing. And his light tan stripes on each leg are now yellow.

Blast Off's forehead appear to be orange instead of maroon.

Onslaught has a completely new color scheme, with all of his light gray part now dark blue, his light brown-gray parts now dark gray, and, his torso now light gray, and his crotch now green. His truck cab is now also light gray.

Vortex's dark blue is now dark teal.

Brawl's two-tone dark and light greens are now one-tone dark green.

And, all Energon Weapons are now gray instead of red or orange.

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Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421408)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 18th, 2012 @ 10:40am CDT
Okay, seeing them together, this is sold. All the changes seem like they're better choices, and better nods to the G1 schemes. But the weapons being solid color, that cinches the deal. :-?

Thanks for the compare contrast, by the way!!!
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421409)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on September 18th, 2012 @ 10:41am CDT
Don't you love how Ryan also posts comparisons in his galleries? :)

SL Onslaught (E-Barricade), TFCC Heatwave, Universe 2008 Onslaught
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SL Brawl (E-Kickback), Universe 2008 Brawl, Movie Gunbarrel, TFCC Landquake, Universe 2008 Blast Off, SL Swindle (E-Blight)
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SL Blast Off (E-Blackout), Universe 2008 Vortex, Movie Decepticon Reverb, TFCC Topspin, Universe 2008 Swindle, SL Vortex (E-Stormcloud)
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Universe 2008 Bruticus Maximus & SL Bruticus
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Sabrblade wrote:Looks like another redeco to me, albeit a slight one.

Swindle had a purple cockpit with a blue nose (instead of both being tan), and his $ signs seem to be missing. And his light tan stripes on each leg are now yellow.

Blast Off's forehead appear to be orange instead of maroon.

Onslaught has a completely new color scheme, with all of his light gray part now dark blue, his light brown-gray parts now dark gray, and, his torso now light gray, and his crotch now green. His truck cab is now also light gray.

Vortex's dark blue is now dark teal.

Brawl's two-tone dark and light greens are now one-tone dark green.

And, all Energon Weapons are now gray instead of red or orange.

Image
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Good eye, Sabers. :)
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421411)
Posted by starwarrior1227 on September 18th, 2012 @ 10:47am CDT
the monstrocity has returned....
now let us hope our heros will return as well....
(PLEASE I MISSED OUT ON THE BRUTICUS UPGRADES!!! RETURN!!!)
but ya i think this fig still looks like it SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU(conitnues for eternity....)
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421414)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 18th, 2012 @ 10:51am CDT
Oh yeah! The TFCC bots. Forgot all about those... can't find them either. They were so far spaced apart, I've never been able to locate and put them in the same place to combine them. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421415)
Posted by Ravage XK on September 18th, 2012 @ 10:51am CDT
Notice how they cover its terrible terrible terrible feet up with the logo?

I does look better than the previous Red Hand Gang release though.

Was there an upgrade set for this like there was for Superion?
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421417)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 18th, 2012 @ 10:55am CDT
Oh yeah. The upgrade set for this was waaaay better than even the Superion upgrade. Highly, highly recommended. Extra feet and hands came with a new Swindle and Blast Off.

You can bet those two will be swapping into this set soon after it's released.

Red Hand Gang - ROTFL. I'd love to see an alternate bio card for that. Hilarious.
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421418)
Posted by TheTigerKing84 on September 18th, 2012 @ 11:01am CDT
I love the fact that the hand/feet/weapons are now grey.They look more imposing that the blue/orange originals,but not as imposing as the Fansproject arsenal. I like universe/ROTF Onslaught's color scheme better(minus weird leg mistake)better that this Asia exclusive,but i think this one blows Barricade and the Energon lineup out of the water.Hopefully prices will drop and Crossfire 02 Munitioner and explorer will see a reissue as well for everyone.
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421421)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on September 18th, 2012 @ 11:06am CDT
Eh, already own the 2008 one so nothing new here. >:oP

Still, who are the guys behind this "Transformers Asia" line? It does not reach mainstream retail distribution in Asia, only goes to collector shops... So I guess its Takara (like in the picture). Problem is, what is takara doing making these figures, and not releasing that at mass in Japan, and not releasing them at mass in other countries too?

Wake me when they re-release that Energon/Classics Devastator in slightly more G1 colours with opaque limbs. I-)
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421422)
Posted by Mindmaster on September 18th, 2012 @ 11:08am CDT
Price first, then we'll look into ordering.

Never had the chance to get any version of this mold. The worse part is I was just to plan on how to get Classics Devastator when this popped up. Seems like fate doesn't want me to get Devastator, this is the third interruption. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421423)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 18th, 2012 @ 11:08am CDT
What was the leg mistake?

Thanks for dishing out the actual product names for Munitioner and Explorer. I forgot them as soon as I shelved the box. Their being the most realistic and best versions of Swindle and Blast-Off that we've ever gotten has helped wipe that from my mind. Love those. The little foot swivels and all... fantastic.
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421425)
Posted by jamiko on September 18th, 2012 @ 11:10am CDT
:PRAY: :PRAY: :PRAY: PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE FANSPROJECT RE-RELEASE MUNITIONER AND EXPLORER. I CAN'T AFFORD THE INSANE EBAY PRICES, PLEASE FANSPROJECT PLEASE :PRAY: :PRAY: :PRAY:
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421426)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 18th, 2012 @ 11:14am CDT
Yeah, and here is hoping for a follow up Devastator with opaque bits... and a more G1 green. That last release looked more like Lime-Fresh Devastator.
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421428)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on September 18th, 2012 @ 11:16am CDT
gavinfuzzy wrote:Eh, already own the 2008 one so nothing new here. >:oP

Still, who are the guys behind this "Transformers Asia" line? It does not reach mainstream retail distribution in Asia, only goes to collector shops... So I guess its Takara (like in the picture). Problem is, what is takara doing making these figures, and not releasing that at mass in Japan, and not releasing them at mass in other countries too?

Wake me when they re-release that Energon/Classics Devastator in slightly more G1 colours with opaque limbs. I-)


It would seem the Asia region has been split between the two companies retail-wise: Hasbro Asia handles general retail, while TakaraTomy handles the exclusives. Makes sense, if you think about it.
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421431)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on September 18th, 2012 @ 11:21am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
gavinfuzzy wrote:Eh, already own the 2008 one so nothing new here. >:oP

Still, who are the guys behind this "Transformers Asia" line? It does not reach mainstream retail distribution in Asia, only goes to collector shops... So I guess its Takara (like in the picture). Problem is, what is takara doing making these figures, and not releasing that at mass in Japan, and not releasing them at mass in other countries too?

Wake me when they re-release that Energon/Classics Devastator in slightly more G1 colours with opaque limbs. I-)


It would seem the Asia region has been split between the two companies retail-wise: Hasbro Asia handles general retail, while TakaraTomy handles the exclusives. Makes sense, if you think about it.


Except that I don't get the whole "exclusive to asia" part. Since these are not actually released at regular retail, only collector shops bring them in. That being said, online stores stock them too, and people anywhere in the world can order, and collector shops in the US can buy them and sell them at their stores too...

So I'm not sure where the whole "Exclusive" thing is going...
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421432)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 18th, 2012 @ 11:23am CDT
I only wish there were a good way to get them stateside. Glad the odd Asia-exclusive classics are making it over here. That's a start!

Tough having three main toy companies each putting out their own great products... plus the TFCC subscription line... plus eHobby exclusives... plus Masterpiece.

We desperately need a 4th movie line of all Bumblebees in various slightly different decos... so my pocketbook can get a rest. :grin:
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421435)
Posted by XDMan on September 18th, 2012 @ 11:26am CDT
If only it was more G1 accurate.
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421436)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 18th, 2012 @ 11:29am CDT
Now I can have a big massive FOC Bruticus VS Energon Bruticus VS PowerCore Bruticus fight!!!
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421445)
Posted by kirbenvost on September 18th, 2012 @ 11:49am CDT
Hmm, interesting. A few nicer changes on the paint scheme but nothing that makes me want it over the one I have, especially since 2 of the limbs get replaced by FPs anyway.
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421461)
Posted by Sodan-1 on September 18th, 2012 @ 12:59pm CDT
I was momentarily tempted by this seeing as I missed out on the orignal western release. But even if FansProject re-released the Crossfire 2.0 sets, they're not going to stop Onslaught, Brawl and Vortex looking like crap. Pass.

Or is it? :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421499)
Posted by Samsonator on September 18th, 2012 @ 2:37pm CDT
Occasionally wacky colours aside, my Energon Bruticus is still perfectly fine to me... I like the nice G1 colours on this set, but it's not worth me getting these again, even if Explorer and Munitioner get re-released...
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421510)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 18th, 2012 @ 3:02pm CDT
I wonder if this guy is getting released because FOC Bruticus is somehow unworthy... whether pricing too high, or can't pass some safety testing, etc. Guessing the price would be the more likely snag.

Hmmmmmmm. Asia, why you want your own unique Bruticus :-?
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421515)
Posted by TheTigerKing84 on September 18th, 2012 @ 3:08pm CDT
@Gothsaurus Look at the pics of all the molds and compare the knees of Universe/ROTF with the others. You'll notice that on the right leg is not fully painted in the purple around the ring thing.A paint error as all the others Energon,Heatwave, and new mold have legs painted the same.
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421517)
Posted by NTESHFT on September 18th, 2012 @ 3:14pm CDT
Thank Primus I already have this with FP's Munitioner and Explorer....
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421519)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 18th, 2012 @ 3:21pm CDT
@TheTigerKing84 I knew there was a reason he walked with a limp! Wow, now my OCD is going to have a field day.
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421521)
Posted by TheTigerKing84 on September 18th, 2012 @ 3:33pm CDT
@gothsaurus Try your best not to think about it.Focus on the awesome Fansproject weapons instead. If it bother's you that much you can try painting one of the legs or removing the paint from the other.
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421524)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 18th, 2012 @ 3:43pm CDT
@TheTigerKing84 Casually places gray Barricade hidden behind line of basic-sized Combaticons... while fighting urge to pull defective limb off and fling it wildly.

Okay seriously, my OCD isn't that bad. I'm safely somewhere between Niles and Adrian Monk.
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421533)
Posted by That Bot on September 18th, 2012 @ 4:01pm CDT
Well, this is a godsend for me. I got the FP upgrades in the re-release last year, but Bruticus himself has always eluded me, so they've been lonely, while his asking price is only going up. I hope this brings down the price on ROTF Bruticus, so then I can pick and choose which one works better with Munitioner and Explorer.
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421574)
Posted by RAcast on September 18th, 2012 @ 7:32pm CDT
Definitely hope this isn't too much. I REALLY want an Energon combiner set. I picked up a Steamhammer for next to nothing (and I ended up liking the mold on its own a lot, to my pleasant surprise!), but I haven't been able to get any limbs for him yet. :(
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421580)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on September 18th, 2012 @ 8:10pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Maybe if they had done the truck cab in blue, but not more damn grey...


Well, the cab forms Bruticus' chest, so you would have people complaining about that, cause seriously, what kind of fool would want a blue chested Bruticus?
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421582)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on September 18th, 2012 @ 8:12pm CDT
I don't see this dropping the price of the ROTF set as that is still a desired deco of this team. These will be pretty pricey to get here since they have to be imported. I see this selling for $100 easily.
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421597)
Posted by That Bot on September 18th, 2012 @ 8:58pm CDT
LOST Cybertronian wrote:I don't see this dropping the price of the ROTF set as that is still a desired deco of this team. These will be pretty pricey to get here since they have to be imported. I see this selling for $100 easily.

Well, this is that deco, but improved. It's not what FP was made for, but they'll probably look just fine with this set, meaning the aftermarket value for the other one will drop.
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421628)
Posted by TulioDude on September 18th, 2012 @ 11:04pm CDT
Mach wrote:
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This image has increased the amount of badassery of him.
Re: Asia Exclusive Transformers Classics Bruticus (1421642)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on September 19th, 2012 @ 12:07am CDT
I wonder which is the better toy ... this or FoC Bruticus?

Other than the colors, becauae, MAN, did Hasbro screw the pooch on that one.

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