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Extensive In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Swordbot Samurai Team

Transformers News: Extensive In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Swordbot Samurai Team

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 1:42AM CDT

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Japanese toy blogger Alfes 2010 has gotten his hands on the first three figures in Takara Tomy's Transformers Go! line, the Swordbot Samurai team of G01 Kenzan, G02 Jinbu, and G03 Ganoh. As usual he's provided extensive galleries of each figure including their combined forms GoKenzan, GoJinbu, and GoGanoh.

Each figure comes with three collectors card depicting their respective vehicle, robot, and combined modes, and a separate combiner head and shoulders that can transform into a weapon. Kenzan features lights and sounds that work in all three combined modes.

We've mirrored some of the images below, but the full galleries can be found at the following links:



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Posted by Alpha Weltall on June 22nd, 2013 @ 2:10am CDT
If I ever get these they'll be displayed with the fire truck on top. Not only is that the best looking one overall despite the overly thin legs, it looks like it can use the police cars combiner arms/robot legs as a secondary set of arms. It also looks as though you can use the jets regular robot arms as a third set on top of that. Six armed super combiner. :michaelbay:
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Posted by Gearslide on June 22nd, 2013 @ 3:09am CDT
So the three configurations are glowing boobs, glowing tummy, or glowing crotch.

That's the Japanese for you. :P
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Posted by Arctorro on June 22nd, 2013 @ 3:17am CDT
The more I see of them, the less I like them... I just can't help feeling that these guys are a step backwards from RiD's Team Bullet Train.
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Posted by Mykltron on June 22nd, 2013 @ 4:40am CDT
I have now lost interest. The gestalts seem to have non turning heads, which is normally a deal breaker for me. Apart from that they just look a mess. They've been too ambitious with this and my opinion is that they've failed.
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 22nd, 2013 @ 5:50am CDT
Now that I think about it, I think Kenzan does have the electronics for all three combos. The combiner head pieces (which are proper named kabuto or "helmets") have different lengths, but they all end where Kenzan is in the configuration. In short, it seems different sounds are triggered by a certain kabuto. I like the helmets actually, another Brave throwback, to the "Met On" gimmick of Fighbird and Guardion.

With C.O.N.S. coming up, maybe they'll be available for sale... crap. :(
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Posted by RhA on June 22nd, 2013 @ 6:05am CDT
I like 'em. The price is steep, though.
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 22nd, 2013 @ 7:52am CDT
RhA wrote:The price is steep, though.


What do you expect? They're Voyagers, one even had electronics. :)
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Posted by craggy on June 22nd, 2013 @ 9:16am CDT
nice. they're not perfect, but there's a lot of good stuff going on there. looking forward to the different combinations.
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Posted by T-Macksimus on June 22nd, 2013 @ 10:30am CDT
Been holding off on passing judgement or voicing an opinion on these for quite a while now. They have been getting quite a lot of hype and attention and normally when something gets TOO much hype like these have been getting then that equates, in my mind at least, to the subject being pure crap.
I actually kind of like these, at least moreso than anything we are getting in the Prime BH line and even some of the Generations figures but I can't say as I like them enough to pursue them since they aren't "domestic" figures for me. There is also the very strong feel, in my mind, of the middle universe Voltron aesthetic and that is also leaving me conflicted if not a little bit turned off to these figures since I know it's not done in an homage fashion and feels more like a blatant rip-off to me. I know, very silly line of logic to follow there and foolish thing to base an opinion on but it's something that popped into my mind the second I saw these and has bugged me ever since.
Conceptually cool figures, I like the styling and articulation on all of them and they are light years beyond the Energon series combination gimmick but I won't pursue them unless they see a U.S. release and the sad part about that is that if they are released here in the states, Hasbro is going to f--- them up so badly that I'm likely to reject buying them. Sad too since Hasbro could make good money off them here in the states if they didn't do anything beyond repackaging them but we all know that THAT will never happen.
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Posted by RAcast on June 22nd, 2013 @ 11:25am CDT
Arctorro wrote:The more I see of them, the less I like them... I just can't help feeling that these guys are a step backwards from RiD's Team Bullet Train.

I kind of agree...but I kind of don't also.

The issue comes from the Aquarion-esque combination style. If they just wanted one perfect combiner, they'd have made Rail Racer again, but they didn't. They tried to do something different,and I'd say it worked reasonably well, but it's far from perfect.
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Posted by T-Macksimus on June 22nd, 2013 @ 11:49am CDT
RAcast wrote:
Arctorro wrote:The more I see of them, the less I like them... I just can't help feeling that these guys are a step backwards from RiD's Team Bullet Train.

I kind of agree...but I kind of don't also.

The issue comes from the Aquarion-esque combination style. If they just wanted one perfect combiner, they'd have made Rail Racer again, but they didn't. They tried to do something different,and I'd say it worked reasonably well, but it's far from perfect.


I think it's that "Spindly leg" thing that's killing it. The thing looks like a body builder that has only focused on bulking out everything from the waist up. It looks like the character can take a full tank barrage to the chest and not blink but one quick kick to the shin and he's screwed. I don't see how they managed to get the concept right for a similar toy over 30 years ago but now they drop the ball on it. Doesn't make sense. :HEADHURTS:
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Posted by RAcast on June 22nd, 2013 @ 12:02pm CDT
T-Macksimus wrote:
RAcast wrote:
Arctorro wrote:The more I see of them, the less I like them... I just can't help feeling that these guys are a step backwards from RiD's Team Bullet Train.

I kind of agree...but I kind of don't also.

The issue comes from the Aquarion-esque combination style. If they just wanted one perfect combiner, they'd have made Rail Racer again, but they didn't. They tried to do something different,and I'd say it worked reasonably well, but it's far from perfect.


I think it's that "Spindly leg" thing that's killing it. The thing looks like a body builder that has only focused on bulking out everything from the waist up. It looks like the character can take a full tank barrage to the chest and not blink but one quick kick to the shin and he's screwed. I don't see how they managed to get the concept right for a similar toy over 30 years ago but now they drop the ball on it. Doesn't make sense. :HEADHURTS:

That's precisely what I was saying, it's good, but the dropped the ball on the proportions a bit.
I would like to point out that RiD was about 12 years ago though. ;) You can hardly compare the immobile bricks of G1 combiners to modern, articulated combiners. It's easy to make something stand that only stands in one position, it's less simple when it's something with lots of joints.
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Posted by welcometothedarksyde on June 22nd, 2013 @ 4:13pm CDT
Am I alone in getting a BWII Thrust vibe from the yellow jet guy?
Yeah, despite their size they don't accomplish much in the way of a combination. They're enormous and they didn't really push past Energon in their engineering
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Posted by RAcast on June 22nd, 2013 @ 4:21pm CDT
welcometothedarksyde wrote:Am I alone in getting a BWII Thrust vibe from the yellow jet guy?
Yeah, despite their size they don't accomplish much in the way of a combination. They're enormous and they didn't really push past Energon in their engineering

Agreed. I think, even with this triple-combining style, they could have done much better than Energon-redux style robot modes.
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Posted by Sabrblade on June 22nd, 2013 @ 4:41pm CDT
Of the three, Jinbu's face seems to have the most personality to it, being a bit of a cocky-looking grin as opposed to the stern looks of Kenzan and Ganoh.
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Posted by craggy on June 22nd, 2013 @ 5:53pm CDT
Okay, I know these won't get a Hasbro release, but lets pretend they did, and they were all repainted...who'd you like to see them as?

I'd like Jinbu as Armada Starscream, or at least in those colours.
Kenzan already has a more or less Prowl paintjob, so maybe Barricade? Or if they must be Autobots: Stakeout?
Ganou is clearly meant to be a firetruck, but I think he'd be an okay Grapple, which would work nicely in flipping the colours about somewhat, or else he could be HotSpot blue?

a bit of remolding to make any Autobot logos into Decepticon ones would be cool, and could then have Ganou maybe in black or a darker red as Smoulder or something? Likewise, the Shinobi team could be Predacons of sorts, but Razorclaw, Divebomb and...Jawbreaker? If they stick with them as good guys I'd like to see a Lio Prime, Airrazor and Cybershark team.
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Posted by Sabrblade on June 22nd, 2013 @ 5:57pm CDT
craggy wrote:Okay, I know these won't get a Hasbro release, but lets pretend they did, and they were all repainted...who'd you like to see them as?
Chase, Heatwave, and Blades. :P
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Posted by LOST Cybertronian on June 22nd, 2013 @ 6:04pm CDT
Now this is just pure win!

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Posted by CaptainMagic on June 22nd, 2013 @ 7:07pm CDT
LOST Cybertronian wrote:Now this is just pure win!

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I didn't care about these for a long time, and I still won't be getting them, but that picture will probably never stop making me smile. It's just that awesome.
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Posted by RAcast on June 22nd, 2013 @ 7:24pm CDT
CaptainMagic wrote:
LOST Cybertronian wrote:Now this is just pure win!

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I didn't care about these for a long time, and I still won't be getting them, but that picture will probably never stop making me smile. It's just that awesome.

Why are they not designed this way to begin with? That is infinitely awesome!
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Posted by craggy on June 22nd, 2013 @ 8:33pm CDT
GoMechaKali!
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Posted by Samsonator on June 22nd, 2013 @ 9:44pm CDT
So, six-armed combinerman is awesome, I love the fire truck's combiner helmet, with the stag beetle lookin horns on it.
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Posted by RhA on June 23rd, 2013 @ 1:32am CDT
RAcast wrote:
CaptainMagic wrote:
LOST Cybertronian wrote:Now this is just pure win!

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I didn't care about these for a long time, and I still won't be getting them, but that picture will probably never stop making me smile. It's just that awesome.

Why are they not designed this way to begin with? That is infinitely awesome!

Sold.
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 23rd, 2013 @ 10:04am CDT
And more in-hand images, this time of their promotional Arms Micron partners: Zan out of L.P., Jin out of S.2 and Gan out of Sou, and their combined form: the SanjouHaouKen.

Worth noting is that they still need to be assembled, they have no stickers at all, and their crystals have the :BOT: symbol tampographed on them. And that I want them so bad! :sad:

Just for completion's sake: Shining Optimus Prime Blaster
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Posted by njb902 on June 23rd, 2013 @ 11:05am CDT
That picture reminds me of gilgamesh in ff12.
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Posted by craggy on June 24th, 2013 @ 8:34am CDT
Also seen pics of two only combined, in Energon Powerlinx style.
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Posted by Sabrblade on June 24th, 2013 @ 5:04pm CDT
craggy wrote:Also seen pics of two only combined, in Energon Powerlinx style.
Specifically - http://higekumatoytoy.blog60.fc2.com/blog-entry-1957.html

Also contains a ton of fan modes for these guys.

Plus, galleries for...

Zan, Jin, Gan, the Arms Microns who form the Sanjōhaōken - http://higekumatoytoy.blog60.fc2.com/blog-entry-1962.html

Shining Optimus Prime Blaster - http://higekumatoytoy.blog60.fc2.com/blog-entry-1961.html
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 25th, 2013 @ 9:28am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
craggy wrote:Also seen pics of two only combined, in Energon Powerlinx style.
Specifically - http://higekumatoytoy.blog60.fc2.com/blog-entry-1957.html

Also contains a ton of fan modes for these guys.

Plus, galleries for...

Zan, Jin, Gan, the Arms Microns who form the Sanjōhaōken - http://higekumatoytoy.blog60.fc2.com/blog-entry-1962.html

Shining Optimus Prime Blaster - http://higekumatoytoy.blog60.fc2.com/blog-entry-1961.html


*feels overlooked, again!* :sad:
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Posted by Sabrblade on June 25th, 2013 @ 9:51am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:*feels overlooked, again!* :sad:
D'oh! #-o
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 25th, 2013 @ 10:02am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:*feels overlooked, again!* :sad:
D'oh! #-o


No harm done, buddy :)
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Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 25th, 2013 @ 4:26pm CDT
Well BBTS got them in so hopefully sometime next week I'll be able to tell you how they are.