First Look at Packaging of Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron

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

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

Category: Toy News
Posted by: Mindmaster   Views: 15,688

Topic Options: View Discussion · Sign in or Join to reply

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
Credit(s): Takara Tomy Mall
Search Got Transformers News? Let us know here!
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!

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


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!



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:

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:



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:

Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #142 - Botcon 2016 Part 3: The Last One
Twincast / Podcast #142:
"Botcon 2016 Part 3: The Last One"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Sunday, April 17th, 2016