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Transformers News: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud

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An eHobby press release is announcing a partnership with TakaraTomy mall. With this, comes a new Transformers story called "Transformers Cloud". Details of this partnership will be available on November 15th. Hopefully this new story will bring us some new Transformers toys!

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Transformers News: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud

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Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1528683)
Posted by Mkall on November 8th, 2013 @ 11:28am CST
When eHobby gets involved, it's going to be interesting. I wonder if this will tie in the TFCC in some manner as well?
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1529195)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 11th, 2013 @ 10:56am CST
This sounds intriguing.
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1529840)
Posted by Autobot032 on November 14th, 2013 @ 11:39pm CST
Last week, we reported on eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall's new partnership titled Transformers Cloud. This week, they've updated with a new image and new info.

This new partnership will create a new fiction called Guardians Of Time and a new toyline to replace the TG series of figures. First up, according to the preview, a new deco on Henkei Prime and GDO Megatron.

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More information will be available later today (November 15th), until then we don't have further specifics, but we do have a price. 5,940 JPY, which currently converts to $59.28 We will be checking back throughout the day for the rest of the info, and we'll have it available to you shortly thereafter.

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Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1529850)
Posted by ILL-Star on November 15th, 2013 @ 12:41am CST
For crying out loud! Just give us a new Voyager Optimus and Megatron. Enough of these repaints. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1529853)
Posted by Autobot032 on November 15th, 2013 @ 2:02am CST
ILL-Star wrote:For crying out loud! Just give us a new Voyager Optimus and Megatron. Enough of these repaints. :BANG_HEAD:


Agreed. Although, the N.E.S.T./GDO mold is actually quite nice. Not Megatron nice, but nice.
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1529862)
Posted by robotmel on November 15th, 2013 @ 5:47am CST
:-?
Not sure I really want another redeco of Optimus Prime, heck, from the image he looks exactly the same as previous versions?

Now, a G1 redeco of the Voyager tank Megatron does sound rather interesting as weve only had the G2 deco if I remember correctly? :???:

Thats one repaint I would like to see alongside the recent Toyworld Voyager Orion/Optimus Prime... ;)
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1529880)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 15th, 2013 @ 7:27am CST
robotmel wrote::-?
Not sure I really want another redeco of Optimus Prime, heck, from the image he looks exactly the same as previous versions?
Biggest difference from the Henkei! Henkei! version I can tell is that this one has one Autobot symbol on his left shoulder while the former had two, one on each shoulder.

And the truck kibble in the arms seem to be stripe-less, being solid red here.

And his smokestack gun is black this time instead of silver. As is his truck wind vane, so his altmode might be partially black.
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1529882)
Posted by megatronus on November 15th, 2013 @ 7:30am CST
The new Legends Megatron tank w/ Chopshop makes a better tank Megatron than the GDO mold.

Why can't we get an upsized version of that?
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1529885)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 15th, 2013 @ 7:53am CST
Additional details on this thing.

The comics that come with these figures might be two different versions from each other: "Transformers Cloud Comic (Optimus Version)" and "Transformers Cloud Comic (Megatron Version)"

They seem to be splitting the two figures between the two vendors. Optimus will be exclusive to TakaraTomy Mall and Megatron will be exclusive to e-HOBBY.
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1529886)
Posted by Flux Convoy on November 15th, 2013 @ 7:53am CST
I'm out. Enough Alternity/GT stupidity.
:BOT:
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1529887)
Posted by megatronus on November 15th, 2013 @ 7:56am CST
Flux Convoy wrote:I'm out. Enough Alternity/GT stupidity.
:BOT:

??
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1529888)
Posted by Flux Convoy on November 15th, 2013 @ 8:04am CST
megatronus wrote:
Flux Convoy wrote:I'm out. Enough Alternity/GT stupidity.
:BOT:

??


Did you miss this? "This new partnership will create a new fiction called Guardians Of Time and a new toyline to replace the TG series of figures."
:BOT:
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1529890)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 15th, 2013 @ 8:15am CST
Flux Convoy wrote:
megatronus wrote:
Flux Convoy wrote:I'm out. Enough Alternity/GT stupidity.
:BOT:

??


Did you miss this? "This new partnership will create a new fiction called Guardians Of Time and a new toyline to replace the TG series of figures."
:BOT:
"TG" = "Transformers Generations". At least, in Japan it does.

And I find this statement from Duque to be very implausible since this is just an online exclusive promotion, whereas Generations (as well as the Super GT toys) have been standard retail releases in Japan. Why a mass retail line would be canned for a limited selection of online exclusives that can only be purchased from two vendors is completely nonsensical.

It'd be like trying to sell the entire Age of Extinction toyline at just Kmart stores two figures at a time. :P
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1529892)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 15th, 2013 @ 8:21am CST
Now that is how GDO Megatron should've been decoe to begin with.

Already own both Classics Optimus and Megatron, so while these pique my interest, unless they're sold separately, it's a no-go from me.

Now, if only some third party group makes a fusion cannon for this mold...
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1529894)
Posted by megatronus on November 15th, 2013 @ 8:27am CST
Flux Convoy wrote:
megatronus wrote:
Flux Convoy wrote:I'm out. Enough Alternity/GT stupidity.
:BOT:

??


Did you miss this? "This new partnership will create a new fiction called Guardians Of Time and a new toyline to replace the TG series of figures."
:BOT:

I got that. I just have no idea what this has to do with Alternity/GT.
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1529895)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 15th, 2013 @ 8:28am CST
Mindmaster wrote:unless they're sold separately,
They are.
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1529901)
Posted by Powered Convoy on November 15th, 2013 @ 8:53am CST
http://takaratomymall.jp/special/tfcloud/

Megatron is the eHOBBY exclusive while Optimus is TakaraTomy Mall's exclusive.

Randy
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1529905)
Posted by Shadowstream on November 15th, 2013 @ 9:16am CST
I'm going to be the odd one out(as usual) and say that I'd love to get another release of the Classics mold Optimus since it's my favorite rendition of him in plastic form, although being a retailer exclusive I have my doubts that I'll be as willing to go out of my way for it... unless they do something incredibly smart and use non-translucent plastic for the folding arm kibble, since the fragility of those panels is a constant worry to me.

Megatron on the other hand is completely ignorable as the mold never suited him to begin with, and even so I only ever cared for the G2 color scheme.
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1529906)
Posted by Trikeboy on November 15th, 2013 @ 9:22am CST
Classics Prime AGAIN!!! Seriously, give us a new Optimus Prime. After the awesomeness that is Toyworld Orion arrived at my door, I can't be bothered paying for the classics mould again.
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1529945)
Posted by rpetras on November 15th, 2013 @ 12:16pm CST
I have no interest in that Prime mold again.

I really wish we would get an updated Classics Prime.
For the 500 thousand versions of movie Prime we've gotten, would it kill them to offer a new GeeWunny style Voyager Optimus?

Looking over the Megatron from pictures, it may be OK in his original colors, I'll have to see it rendered in plastic. I dislike the GDO head, and it looks like that is what they will use. It doesn't really fit the look and feel of the rest of the mold.
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1529947)
Posted by hinomars19 on November 15th, 2013 @ 12:28pm CST
Well at least the promo artwork is so damn good I could shoot myself :D
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1529951)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 15th, 2013 @ 12:38pm CST
A repaint of GDO Megatron? Great, another G1 vs. G2 dilemma like with the Deluxe Tanks. At least I already have Henkei Prime, so no problems there.
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1529977)
Posted by ScottyP on November 15th, 2013 @ 4:05pm CST
I'll pick up that Megs. Fun redeco. Definitely in wait and see mode with Prime.
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1529982)
Posted by Mkall on November 15th, 2013 @ 4:37pm CST
Neither interests me I'm afraid.
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1529985)
Posted by megatronus on November 15th, 2013 @ 5:05pm CST
Looking at my GDO Megatron, I might have been interested in a G1-colored version... but that head sculpt leaves much to be desired.
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1530638)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on November 18th, 2013 @ 10:28pm CST
We get our first look at the Transformers Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron via a tweeted magazine scan. This look at the upcoming toys comes to us from @nakigao_san on Twitter. As previously reported, Optimus is a repaint of the Classics/Henkei mold exclusive to TakaraTomyMall and Megatron is a repaint of the Generations GDO Megatron exclusive to eHobby. As a bonus, we also get to see the Transformers Go! G25 Black Leo Prime. The image is mirrored below for your convenience.

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Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1530639)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 18th, 2013 @ 10:41pm CST
That Optimus is even more G1 show-accurate than the Henkei! Henkei! Convoy figure. :ic$:

And, HELLOOOOOOO, Go Prime! He is totally a Blade Liger. 8)
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1530643)
Posted by Mkall on November 18th, 2013 @ 11:21pm CST
If I hadn't picked up ToyWorld's Optimus Prime, I would've grabbed this in a moment. However now that I have a new Prime, I don't need this.
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1530644)
Posted by 2scraplets1kup on November 18th, 2013 @ 11:22pm CST
lol, this is hilarious. Henkei is much better. Not only does the Windtop thing match in red on Henkei, the chrome legs are nicer. But for anyone that doesn't have the mold it's good I guess. One of my favorite molds. Megatron though? ugh.. Still not a good enough Megatron for Classics. Can anyone stand up to Hegemon? :BANG_HEAD:
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1530647)
Posted by Ultra Markus on November 18th, 2013 @ 11:50pm CST
i like that megatron
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1530650)
Posted by First-Aid on November 19th, 2013 @ 12:27am CST
Ladies and gentleman, I give you Unibrow Megatron.

(And yes I know I spelled "gentleman" the way I did... :HEADHURTS: )
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1530651)
Posted by wewyllenium on November 19th, 2013 @ 12:30am CST
We still get Soft rubbery plastic for Megatron's swords... I'm not happy.
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1530655)
Posted by Flashwave on November 19th, 2013 @ 12:46am CST
I do prefer the neck-down mold for Bludgeon over Megs, and I'm not quite sold on the whie face, it almost looks too makeup-y to me... but a little extra paint, and that wouldn't be a bad earth-mode version of his War Within Tank mode. A US release, I'd have bought it.
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1530669)
Posted by jasonwilty on November 19th, 2013 @ 3:56am CST
Is that Megatron supposed to be a KISS tribute?
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1530676)
Posted by It Is Him on November 19th, 2013 @ 5:37am CST
jasonwilty wrote:Is that Megatron supposed to be a KISS tribute?


Yes.
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1530682)
Posted by Dead Metal on November 19th, 2013 @ 6:23am CST
I like that Optimus, it's a great mold plus the cartoon accurate white is actually pretty nice to see on a toy for once.
Although it's pretty odd to have show accurate colours on a mold that's vastly different from the actual cartoon model. If it'S not too expensive to get I might get it for my Classics Prime collection.
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1530685)
Posted by Shadowstream on November 19th, 2013 @ 6:40am CST
The arm panels are still made of translucent plastic, thus not worth the premium. Pity... I like the classics Prime mold, but with the panel plastic being a major design problem It's getting harder to justify each subsequent release.
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1530691)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 19th, 2013 @ 7:27am CST
First-Aid wrote:Ladies and gentleman, I give you Unibrow Megatron.
The third, since Classics and Henkei! Henkei! Megatron was the first and second. ;)

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Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1530697)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 19th, 2013 @ 7:49am CST
Looks like Optimus's black wind vane is a reference to G2 Optimus Prime's black soundbox. In that case, it's a nice touch. :D
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1530702)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 19th, 2013 @ 7:54am CST
Sabrblade wrote:Looks like Optimus's black wind vane is a reference to G2 Optimus Prime's black soundbox. In that case, it's a nice touch. :D


You just had to say it, didn't you. I was just about to pass on that guy! :BANG_HEAD:
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1530710)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 19th, 2013 @ 8:26am CST
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-news-rumors/962773-transformers-cloud-new-classics-optimus-prime-gdo-megatron-redecos-7.html#post10288120

Story of TF Cloud (another version of TF Alternity?)

Entities that lives in a hyper dimension "Cloud" could transform and able to cross dimension gates. They act as the guardians of Time and watch over many worlds.

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Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1530715)
Posted by mooncake623 on November 19th, 2013 @ 9:07am CST
Automatic buy!
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1530716)
Posted by Shadowstream on November 19th, 2013 @ 9:10am CST
Sabrblade wrote:Looks like Optimus's black wind vane is a reference to G2 Optimus Prime's black soundbox. In that case, it's a nice touch. :D

Godd*mn it, now I'm tempted again!
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1530717)
Posted by Dead Metal on November 19th, 2013 @ 9:15am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
First-Aid wrote:Ladies and gentleman, I give you Unibrow Megatron.
The third, since Classics and Henkei! Henkei! Megatron was the first and second. ;)

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Don't forget G1
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G2
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And all of the Animated versions, basically all that are based on G1 Megatron. Especially the cartoon model which mistook the gun kibble as being his helmet, while the things we know as "eye-brows" are likely meant to be the crest of his helmet and not part of his face. :-B

So why are people surprised that this thing as a uni-brow?

Oh also, the body of Megatron looks great as always, but damn that head sculpt looks even crappier now than it did in G2 colours. WTF Takara?
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1530731)
Posted by SJ21 on November 19th, 2013 @ 10:16am CST
Man I hate the head mold on Megachin. It looks so bad! I think the rest of the figure looks great. I also like the look of Prime. G1 fantastic!
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1530755)
Posted by dedcat on November 19th, 2013 @ 11:50am CST
I really don't want to buy either one of these molds yet again, but Op is looking like an easy sell. Stay Puft Marshmallow Megatron(seriously, look at that horrible face) on the other hand... no thanks.
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1530761)
Posted by Optimizzy on November 19th, 2013 @ 12:02pm CST
I was sold on the Megatron until I saw that face. The color blends in too much. Looks like a big marshmallow head :(
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1530763)
Posted by rpetras on November 19th, 2013 @ 12:07pm CST
SJ21 wrote:Man I hate the head mold on Megachin. It looks so bad! I think the rest of the figure looks great. I also like the look of Prime. G1 fantastic!


I still have no need for another one of that Prime mold, but I completely agree on Megatron.

This would really work if they made a head that worked with the mold.
As it stands, Megsy looks like a bad kitbash.
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1530764)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 19th, 2013 @ 12:14pm CST
Am I the only one who doesn't have a problem with GDO Megatron's headsculpt in the images? :shock:
Re: eHobby & TakaraTomy Mall Present: Transformers Cloud (1530765)
Posted by Cloudraker_Fastlane on November 19th, 2013 @ 12:16pm CST
Hey never really noticed the G1 toy of megs is basically a prowl/ratchet head with a funny hat on lol. :-?

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