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Transformers News: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron

Thursday, November 28th, 2013 12:35PM CST

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The Takara-Tomy Mall website and eHobby website have uploaded our first looks at the packaging for the Generations: Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron figures, both of which are exclusive Takara-Tomy Mall and eHobby, respectively. Both packages feature the character art we first saw not long ago, as well as Takara's version of the 30th Anniversary symbol. Take a look at them below!

Transformers News: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron

Transformers News: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron

Transformers News: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron

Transformers News: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron

Transformers News: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron

Transformers News: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron
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Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532209)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 28th, 2013 @ 12:39pm CST
Very nice.

Also, e-HOBBY's posted the same for Megatron - http://www.e-hobby.co.jp/shopdetail/000000002675/
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532215)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 28th, 2013 @ 12:48pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Very nice.

Also, e-HOBBY's posted the same for Megatron - http://www.e-hobby.co.jp/shopdetail/000000002675/


Edited to include the solo shot on Megatron's packaging. Thanks for the heads-up! :D
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532217)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 28th, 2013 @ 12:51pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Very nice.

Also, e-HOBBY's posted the same for Megatron - http://www.e-hobby.co.jp/shopdetail/000000002675/


Edited to include the solo shot on Megatron's packaging. Thanks for the heads-up! :D
No prob, Bob. ;)^
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532316)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 28th, 2013 @ 10:58pm CST
Chapter 1 of the Transformers Cloud: "Guardians of Time" six-part story is up on both sites -
http://takaratomymall.jp/special/tfcloud/story01.html
http://www.e-hobby.co.jp/html/page24.html

The chapter title is " 決 起 ", of which I'm uncertain what the proper English translation is supposed to be (I don't trust Google Translate's shoddiness), but I'm looking into it.

Also, there is an illustration showing the Optimus and Megatron toy designs placed among other characters in their WFC/FOC bodies, all likely based on the Takara Generations toys.

Though, standing among them is one notable oddity: A redeco of Generations Springer as IDW Rodimus! ALL MY WANT!

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Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532321)
Posted by megatronus on November 28th, 2013 @ 11:15pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Image


Hold up... that Rodimus looks AWESOME. That is a great use of the IDW Springer mold, and I hope this picture means that such a remold/redeco is in the pipeline.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532324)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 28th, 2013 @ 11:29pm CST
Early this morning, Seibertron user Sabrblade pointed us in the direction of Takara-Tomy's exclusive story Guardians of Time's first chapter. Along with the first chapter, Sabrblade also presented us artwork accompanying the chapter, based on the Generations: Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron among their subordinates. Also to note, the Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime seen behind Optimus appears to use the recent Generations: Thrilling 30 Voyager Springer mold, possibly hinting at its use in the near future!

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The story itself, untranslated, can be read here!
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532327)
Posted by MagnusLabel on November 28th, 2013 @ 11:39pm CST
There should be only 4 fingers on each hand of Meg :lol:
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532328)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 28th, 2013 @ 11:41pm CST
Huh. So it is morning. Didn't realize it was after midnight, now. :oops:
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532329)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 28th, 2013 @ 11:42pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Huh. So it is morning. Didn't realize it was after midnight, now. :oops:


Don't feel so bad. After all, today is Black Friday...
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532332)
Posted by kaijuguy19 on November 28th, 2013 @ 11:52pm CST
The cover's pretty epic looking. :) I'm curious to see if we'll eventually get a Rodimus repaint of the Springer mold for the Cloud series? It fits him somehow.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532335)
Posted by ShardFenix on November 29th, 2013 @ 12:14am CST
I've been desperately craving a new hot rod mold, only because the current one we have in the CHUG lines is sooo bad articulation and transformation wise compared to new characters. With his popularity from MTMtE he deserves a new toy.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532340)
Posted by brindapari1 on November 29th, 2013 @ 1:01am CST
Is that a Springer-into-Rodimus repaint in the background? :grin:
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532341)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on November 29th, 2013 @ 1:04am CST
Meh, a bigger, CHUGGUR Rod would just make me kick myself even harder for missing out on the 2nd Takara run of MP Rodimus Prime. Using Thrill-Springer for him would just make me worry that parts of the mold will be worn out before Sandstorm can be repainted into the Skyhammer that retool is destined for.

Of course, that's still way less than the number of repaints needed of FOC Starscream, so I'm probably overreacting, but all those Micromaster homage repaints in Universe 2.0 that barely made sense leave me wondering how any character that a mold suits could be obscure enough to be passed over in favor of giving a core character another sort-of-appropriate repaint.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532351)
Posted by Arctorro on November 29th, 2013 @ 3:35am CST
If they do that Rodimus I will happily replace my Classics version and Protector armour. What a great use of the Springer mould! :D
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532355)
Posted by Shadowstream on November 29th, 2013 @ 4:54am CST
I can see where the Rodimus repaint comes from, it looks much like his MTMTE self and I do think it's a neat idea in practice...
but the picture here uses a barely altered Springer noggin, and unless they went to the trouble of retooling the head just enough to do what this picture does I don't think it would look quite right. Plus he'd turn into an armored car and a helicopter, so that's really off putting
I'm happy with Protector anyway, thanks. >:oP

NEXT!
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532368)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 29th, 2013 @ 7:29am CST
Shadowstream wrote:Plus he'd turn into an armored car and a helicopter, so that's really off putting


They can always nip the helicopter bits off. Based on Sandstorm, Hasbro/Takara-Tomy aren't afraid of altering a mold to a high degree if they really want to achieve something different.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532376)
Posted by Shadowstream on November 29th, 2013 @ 8:22am CST
Mindmaster wrote:
Shadowstream wrote:Plus he'd turn into an armored car and a helicopter, so that's really off putting


They can always nip the helicopter bits off. Based on Sandstorm, Hasbro/Takara-Tomy aren't afraid of altering a mold to a high degree if they really want to achieve something different.

For one I think the Sandstorm retool was planned from the very beginning, so I don't really count that as Has/Tak going out of their way for anything. Even if that's not the case I just don't have the faith to believe they would make such minor tweaks like that to make it that much closer, especially for something that will more than likely be an exclusive. Lastly, I can ignore the copter mode as it's not THAT big a deal... the armored roadster on the other hand is still a turn off. I already have both Springer and Sandstorm anyway, and I have no desire to get yet another Rodimus for my shelf who would end up standing next to Springer anyway... and that wouldn't be awkward at all would it?
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532383)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 29th, 2013 @ 9:58am CST
Photoshop job from fellow TF fan ExVee:

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Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532384)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 29th, 2013 @ 10:02am CST
Sabrblade wrote:Photoshop job from fellow TF fan ExVee:

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Yep, I like it. Like I said, just a matter of nipping off any helicopter bits.

Though the spoilers need to be flipped down to achieve maximum accuracy...
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532387)
Posted by sdn1337 on November 29th, 2013 @ 10:15am CST
If there isn't going to be a new deluxe Rodimus depicting his MTMTE look... and that's a springer mold redeco. Me want... me want. It'll probably look great but Rodimus isn't voyager scale! That is the only thing that urks me. :HEADHURTS:
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532388)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 29th, 2013 @ 10:16am CST
Sabrblade wrote:Photoshop job from fellow TF fan ExVee:

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That actually doesn't look half bad :D I have a feeling he's going to keep the helicopter mode though, if he actually is on the table.

And 決起? It means "Rising to Action". You may thank WWWJDIC for that. :)
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532422)
Posted by hinomars19 on November 29th, 2013 @ 12:49pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Photoshop job from fellow TF fan ExVee:

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Yep, I like it. Like I said, just a matter of nipping off any helicopter bits.

Though the spoilers need to be flipped down to achieve maximum accuracy...


I've been wanting to do this since getting Springer, but too many toys to buy means no going double on him. I agree doing away with any helicopter bits. If I ever had of done this I may have modded the head a little as well, so he's more his own toy and not Springer in different colours since I'd want the 2 displayed together. Wonder if this comic means this could actually happen?
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532425)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 29th, 2013 @ 1:02pm CST
hinomars19 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Photoshop job from fellow TF fan ExVee:

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Yep, I like it. Like I said, just a matter of nipping off any helicopter bits.

Though the spoilers need to be flipped down to achieve maximum accuracy...


I've been wanting to do this since getting Springer, but too many toys to buy means no going double on him. I agree doing away with any helicopter bits. If I ever had of done this I may have modded the head a little as well, so he's more his own toy and not Springer in different colours since I'd want the 2 displayed together. Wonder if this comic means this could actually happen?


Well, United Stepper had Artfire appear in his comic, with the correct Mini-Con no less ("happy accident" as they call it).
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532472)
Posted by Observedhalo on November 29th, 2013 @ 5:15pm CST
Just ran the story through the translator, and it didn't make an ounce of sense. Good comedy though, but someone should actually translate it.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532474)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 29th, 2013 @ 5:24pm CST
I wouldn't mind a Roddycopter. :-?
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532509)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 29th, 2013 @ 11:17pm CST
I shall call him "Rodger" and he shall be mine and he shall be my "Rodger". ;)
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532511)
Posted by megatronus on November 29th, 2013 @ 11:19pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:I shall call him "Rodger" and he shall be mine and he shall be my "Rodger". ;)

:lol:
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532516)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on November 29th, 2013 @ 11:50pm CST
While I like how the robot mode works as Rodimus, I'm not sold on him being an armored, rather than a sports car. Also, I really want to keep that mold as Springer - It's so good, and he's such a unique character that he needs to have his own figure.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532527)
Posted by Convoy on November 30th, 2013 @ 1:53am CST
Is.. is that Jazz above Rodimus and to the right of Blaster?
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532558)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 30th, 2013 @ 7:17am CST
Convoy wrote:Is.. is that Jazz above Rodimus and to the right of Blaster?
Generations Jazz, yeah. The one we've already gotten (or rather, the Takara version of it).
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532570)
Posted by Autobot032 on November 30th, 2013 @ 9:27am CST
MagnusLabel wrote:There should be only 4 fingers on each hand of Meg :lol:


I'm not sure what you mean. I'm looking at the picture of Megatron right now and he has four fingers and a thumb on the open/exposed hand, and you can't really tell on the clenched hand.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532588)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on November 30th, 2013 @ 11:33am CST
Autobot032 wrote:
MagnusLabel wrote:There should be only 4 fingers on each hand of Meg :lol:


I'm not sure what you mean. I'm looking at the picture of Megatron right now and he has four fingers and a thumb on the open/exposed hand, and you can't really tell on the clenched hand.


This art shows Megs having five fingers (counting the thumb)

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While the toy only has four (counting the thumb)

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Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1532633)
Posted by Autobot032 on November 30th, 2013 @ 3:47pm CST
LOST Cybertronian wrote:
Autobot032 wrote:
MagnusLabel wrote:There should be only 4 fingers on each hand of Meg :lol:


I'm not sure what you mean. I'm looking at the picture of Megatron right now and he has four fingers and a thumb on the open/exposed hand, and you can't really tell on the clenched hand.


This art shows Megs having five fingers (counting the thumb)

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While the toy only has four (counting the thumb)

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Ah, that explains it. Thank you!
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1533508)
Posted by Arctorro on December 5th, 2013 @ 7:43pm CST
Decided to use my meagre Photoshop skills and further modify the Rodimus image to look more like what I'd hope Hasbro would do if they decide to remould Springer again.
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I like Springer as the base for a Rodimus figure, though, obviously, a little more remoulding would be required.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1533511)
Posted by megatronus on December 5th, 2013 @ 7:47pm CST
Arctorro wrote:I like Springer as the base for a Rodimus figure, though, obviously, a little more remoulding would be required.

They really went the distance for Sandstorm in terms of remolding; hopefully they'd do the same if they released a Rodimus.

I wonder if they would remold him to such an extent that he would only have a sporty car mode...
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1533513)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 5th, 2013 @ 7:51pm CST
megatronus wrote:
Arctorro wrote:I wonder if they would remold (Srpinger into Rodimus) to such an extent that he would only have a sporty car mode...


That would be a waste.
BRING ON THE RODDYCOPTER!!!! :michaelbay:
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1533515)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 5th, 2013 @ 8:02pm CST
E-HOBBY and e-HOBBY-esque exclusives are always straight redecos of existing molds.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1533517)
Posted by megatronus on December 5th, 2013 @ 8:05pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:E-HOBBY and e-HOBBY-esque exclusives are always straight redecos of existing molds.

I don't see how this statement is related to our tangent. ;)
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1533518)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 5th, 2013 @ 8:13pm CST
megatronus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:E-HOBBY and e-HOBBY-esque exclusives are always straight redecos of existing molds.

I don't see how this statement is related to our tangent. ;)
It was aimed at those who want the Rodimus redeco from Springer to be remolded as well.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1533519)
Posted by megatronus on December 5th, 2013 @ 8:16pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
megatronus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:E-HOBBY and e-HOBBY-esque exclusives are always straight redecos of existing molds.

I don't see how this statement is related to our tangent. ;)
It was aimed at those who want the Rodimus redeco from Springer to be remolded as well.

Right - but who says Rodimus would be an e-Hobby exclusive? In that background shot, you also have other characters who aren't e-Hobby exclusives.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1533523)
Posted by Arctorro on December 5th, 2013 @ 9:23pm CST
megatronus wrote:
Arctorro wrote:I like Springer as the base for a Rodimus figure, though, obviously, a little more remoulding would be required.

They really went the distance for Sandstorm in terms of remolding; hopefully they'd do the same if they released a Rodimus.

I wonder if they would remold him to such an extent that he would only have a sporty car mode...
Removing all the arm and leg wings, sword and so forth basically removes the copter mode. The remoulding I'm thinking of is more for the headlights and windscreen.

megatronus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
megatronus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:E-HOBBY and e-HOBBY-esque exclusives are always straight redecos of existing molds.

I don't see how this statement is related to our tangent. ;)
It was aimed at those who want the Rodimus redeco from Springer to be remolded as well.

Right - but who says Rodimus would be an e-Hobby exclusive? In that background shot, you also have other characters who aren't e-Hobby exclusives.
Exactly, we are talking about a possible remould by Hasbro, not an exclusive.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1533526)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 5th, 2013 @ 9:52pm CST
megatronus wrote:Right - but who says Rodimus would be an e-Hobby exclusive? In that background shot, you also have other characters who aren't e-Hobby exclusives.
And who are all already existing Generations figures, save for the one new redeco in question.

Arctorro wrote:Exactly, we are talking about a possible remould by Hasbro, not an exclusive.
I really don't see Hasbro making this thing. With all their heavy focus on IDW-accurate molds (Whirl being the oddball case, but is still his own mold), it would only make sense for them to make a new Rodimus mold directly based on his comic design, rather than a "barely close enough" redeco that is much more up e-HOBBY's alley. Especially with how prominent he is in the comics; guy like his deserves his own mold. ;)

I mean, with the first reveal of this thing being in a little-known, obscure Japanese prose story for a limited line of online exclusives that we only know about because of how hardcore we on this website are, wouldn't it make more sense for this to be just a Cloud toy instead of something Hasbro'd consider for its mainstream market? :-?
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1533556)
Posted by Arctorro on December 6th, 2013 @ 4:50am CST
Sabrblade wrote:Lots of BS
Man can you be a killjoy at times :BANG_HEAD:

We know the chances of this are almost non existent, but we were just having some fun wishful thinking, thanks for trying to ruin that =;
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1533561)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 6th, 2013 @ 5:25am CST
:cry: :cry: :cry:

Cut me deep, man. Cut me real deep.

Here's something in the meantime. Have a Drift:

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Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1533574)
Posted by megatronus on December 6th, 2013 @ 7:29am CST
Sabrblade wrote::cry: :cry: :cry:

Cut me deep, man. Cut me real deep.

Here's something in the meantime. Have a Drift:


Jesus, that Drift looks goods.

Springer is quickly turning into HasTak's version of MMC's "Scientist" mold - it can be turned into just about anything.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1533582)
Posted by GuyIncognito on December 6th, 2013 @ 8:44am CST
Is that a custom job?
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1533586)
Posted by Autobot032 on December 6th, 2013 @ 8:56am CST
GuyIncognito wrote:Is that a custom job?


Looks like. If you look closely, especially the windows, it looks like it's hand brushed on. It's a good one, no doubt, but that's one of the telling signs.

Plus, we'd have reported on it if it was legit.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1533587)
Posted by Autobot032 on December 6th, 2013 @ 8:56am CST
GuyIncognito wrote:Is that a custom job?


Looks like. If you look closely, especially the windows, it looks like it's hand brushed on. It's a good one, no doubt, but that's one of the telling signs.

Plus, we'd have reported on it if it was legit.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1533597)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 6th, 2013 @ 9:34am CST
Yep. Cheetimus Primal's expert handiwork - http://www.cheetimus.com/2013/12/voyager-drift.html

BotCon 2014 should be nothing but mulitple straight redecos of the Springer mold done as brilliantly as this. 8)
Re: First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron (1533598)
Posted by megatronus on December 6th, 2013 @ 9:36am CST
Sabrblade wrote:Yep. Cheetimus Primal's expert handiwork - http://www.cheetimus.com/2013/12/voyager-drift.html

BotCon 2014 should be nothing but mulitple straight redecos of the Springer mold done as brilliantly as this. 8)

That might actually get me out to Botcon. :grin:

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