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First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex

Transformers News: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 11:32AM CDT

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Takara Tomy designer Hisashi Yuki has updated his Twitpic account with our first color look at their upcoming version of Titan Class Metroplex! This version features a more detailed deco and comes with two of the large red guns. Check him out below.

In the Tokyo Toy Show, it is not a final specification yet, but It is the meeting scheduled for everyone to display the most recent sample of the metroplex! Public of the actual sample because it becomes the first time, ensure that the great force on this occasion Please try to. !


First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex
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Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1494673)
Posted by Counterpunch on June 12th, 2013 @ 11:41am CDT
I think I may be splurging on this guy. Extra gun and snazzy detailing? That's how I try to live my life.
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1494676)
Posted by Mkall on June 12th, 2013 @ 12:12pm CDT
I think this guy will be worth the extra scratch. Those apps are brilliant and liberally-applied.

Painted face = awesome.
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1494701)
Posted by AutoBorst on June 12th, 2013 @ 2:07pm CDT
He is a beauty.
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1494710)
Posted by FortMacs on June 12th, 2013 @ 2:18pm CDT
planned on getting the Hasbro version but may have to get this instead.
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1494715)
Posted by Rated X on June 12th, 2013 @ 2:29pm CDT
Whats the price difference between this one and Hasbro ?
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1494716)
Posted by gothsaurus on June 12th, 2013 @ 2:29pm CDT
huh? What's different about the face paint? Can't see a difference in the crappy low res photos floating around the web.
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1494724)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on June 12th, 2013 @ 2:45pm CDT
Holy crap there is no denying the greatness of this monster...I will possess you Metroplex!! :DANCE: :BOWDOWN: :VEHI:
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1494726)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 12th, 2013 @ 2:56pm CDT
The difference in details is astounding.

If I had the funds, I'd order this on the spot. But I don't, so I'm gunna have to wait for the Hasbro release.
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1494729)
Posted by gothsaurus on June 12th, 2013 @ 3:18pm CDT
From what I could remember, you could buy to Hasbro ones for the extra red blaster, then pitch the second metroplex and STILL come out ahead of buying the Takara one. :KREMZEEK:

I'd laugh, but I really want it. Me likey paint apps. >:oP
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1494739)
Posted by DevastaTTor on June 12th, 2013 @ 4:46pm CDT
The X-factor will be what the rumored SDCC repaint looks like and how obtainable it is for non-attendees.
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1494745)
Posted by Hoitytoity on June 12th, 2013 @ 5:08pm CDT
That... is a significant improvement. Bravo, Takara! You continue to make my wallet cry.

If Metroplex is indeed the SDCC exclusive, though, that might change things entirely...
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1494751)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 12th, 2013 @ 5:23pm CDT
Hoitytoity wrote:If Metroplex is indeed the SDCC exclusive, though, that might change things entirely...


A different deco of Metroplex is this year's SDCC exclusive. We just don't know what the deco is.
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1494757)
Posted by MenaceRX on June 12th, 2013 @ 5:54pm CDT
But is the extra paint really worth another 100 to 130 dollars more then the Hasbro version... i just cant seem to sell my self on it.
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1494758)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 12th, 2013 @ 5:55pm CDT
MenaceRX wrote:But is the extra paint really worth another 100 to 130 dollars more then the Hasbro version... i just cant seem to sell my self on it.


Well, you gotta keep in mind import prices and shipping. Plus, extra gun, tee-wee bit more expensive. ;)
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1494771)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 12th, 2013 @ 6:49pm CDT
For comparison convenience:

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Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1494775)
Posted by Stormrider on June 12th, 2013 @ 7:36pm CDT
I trust that there are better paint apps on the Takara version as they tend to do that, but I really can't see too much with the low res photo.
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1494781)
Posted by MenaceRX on June 12th, 2013 @ 7:51pm CDT
I pre-ordered him anyway, but still I am questioning my decision. Its alot of money, but he keeps saying he must heed the call of the last prime and I must make it so!
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1494796)
Posted by MGrotusque on June 12th, 2013 @ 9:06pm CDT
Sorry....where did you pre-order it?
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1494797)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 12th, 2013 @ 9:10pm CDT
I bet my left nut that it will be at least DOUBLE the price of the Hasbro version.
Not worth it in my book.
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1494801)
Posted by kirbenvost on June 12th, 2013 @ 9:19pm CDT
Eh, Hasbro version is good enough, and way cheaper.
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1494808)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on June 12th, 2013 @ 9:54pm CDT
Takara Metroplex is marginally better.
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1494815)
Posted by MagnetarPrime on June 12th, 2013 @ 10:08pm CDT
yes yes yes !! nice details, great paint job.
Already have it pre-ordered on BBTS and I also pre-ordered a hasbro version on ebay, lol,,,, must have both NOW!
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1494817)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 12th, 2013 @ 10:12pm CDT
Found a better Hasbro vs. Takara comparison:

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Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1494821)
Posted by Manterax Prime on June 12th, 2013 @ 11:03pm CDT
Extra gun and minor paint aps? Not worth it. Hasbro Metroplex is good enough.
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1494827)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 12th, 2013 @ 11:13pm CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:Extra gun and minor paint aps? Not worth it. Hasbro Metroplex is good enough.


Exactly.

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Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1494843)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on June 12th, 2013 @ 11:59pm CDT
Not nearly enough paint to justify buying this over the Hasbro one...unless you simply couldn't find the Hasbro version.
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1494857)
Posted by Arucard on June 13th, 2013 @ 3:13am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:I bet my left nut that it will be at least DOUBLE the price of the Hasbro version.
Not worth it in my book.


$170 vs. $130.

Sir, I claim your testicle.
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1494859)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on June 13th, 2013 @ 3:34am CDT
Arucard wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:I bet my left nut that it will be at least DOUBLE the price of the Hasbro version.
Not worth it in my book.


$170 vs. $130.

Sir, I claim your testicle.


Does that mean Kanrabat's gonna have to get partial "testectomy"? :-?
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1494876)
Posted by MenaceRX on June 13th, 2013 @ 7:17am CDT
MGrotusque wrote:Sorry....where did you pre-order it?


On BBTS. He is listed on other sites, but BBTS is stateside so the shipping is less.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

I just looked it up and there Pre-Order limit is sold out.

KaPow, YaHobby and 3+ and Up all have it for Pre-Order. 3+ and Up has it listed at $8 cheaper then everyone else.
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1494889)
Posted by GuyIncognito on June 13th, 2013 @ 8:32am CDT
Arucard wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:I bet my left nut that it will be at least DOUBLE the price of the Hasbro version.
Not worth it in my book.


$170 vs. $130.

Sir, I claim your testicle.


Does that take shipping into account? Shipping from RobotKingdom to the U.S. is going to cost quite a bit more than buying a domestic Hasbro version.

Also, don't you think the domestic retail release will probably cost less than $130? I believe Hasbro has said the MSRP will be $124.99, so retailers will probably put it on their shelves for like $119.99.

When you take shipping into account, importing the Takara version vs buying at U.S. retail will probably be close to double the price. Instead of $170 vs $130, it's probably going to be more like $200 vs $120.

Paying a 30-60% markup for an extra gun and a few extra paint apps? Not worth it.
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1495007)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on June 13th, 2013 @ 2:49pm CDT
Just wait, when those of you that choose Hasbro's and your Metroplex is over-run by :CON: you'll wish you had Takara's with that extra cannon. Awww man I can already hear the b*tching. :P :VEHI:
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1495008)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 13th, 2013 @ 2:52pm CDT
Nemesis Destron wrote:Just wait, when those of you that choose Hasbro's and your Metroplex is over-run by :CON: you'll wish you had Takara's with that extra cannon. Awww man I can already hear the b*tching. :P :VEHI:


To be honest, Hasbro should have included the extra gun to begin with. >:oP
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1495012)
Posted by gothsaurus on June 13th, 2013 @ 2:57pm CDT
I'm curious to see how the two guns can be implemented in the base mode(s). Knowing it could add another tower would be a bonus... plus the comic appearance has two prominent guns in city mode. Hmmmm.
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1495019)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on June 13th, 2013 @ 3:11pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Nemesis Destron wrote:Just wait, when those of you that choose Hasbro's and your Metroplex is over-run by :CON: you'll wish you had Takara's with that extra cannon. Awww man I can already hear the b*tching. :P :VEHI:


To be honest, Hasbro should have included the extra gun to begin with. >:oP


Hell yes they should have! :VEHI:
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1495025)
Posted by gothsaurus on June 13th, 2013 @ 3:16pm CDT
Yeah, it adding another buck or so isn't a big deal in the grand scheme. Honestly I'd rather have had them SELL scamper on the shelf, and then include the extra gun.
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1495033)
Posted by craggy on June 13th, 2013 @ 3:35pm CDT
Considering Kapow are only charging a fiver more, I think I'll be getting the Takara version. Of course, it's already $250 from them, going by the currency conversion, so either way the UK is getting the shaft big time, still, buying from TFSource for the same is going to add shipping on top of that. Maybe if I see the US version go up for pre-order at $100 or so I'll bite the bullet.
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1495038)
Posted by MenaceRX on June 13th, 2013 @ 3:41pm CDT
Well while I am not stoked about the price for the Takara version, but I looked at it like this. I placed my pre-order for it, this way I am covered. If I come across the Hasbro version I can consider if I still want to keep my pre-order but if my stores never get it, at least I will have mine.
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1495046)
Posted by gothsaurus on June 13th, 2013 @ 4:06pm CDT
Yeah, it bugs me remembering I never saw a Masterpiece PRime in store. Groan. This big dude better show up.
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1495048)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 13th, 2013 @ 4:15pm CDT
Arucard wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:I bet my left nut that it will be at least DOUBLE the price of the Hasbro version.
Not worth it in my book.


$170 vs. $130.

Sir, I claim your testicle.


Well, add the obvious huge shipping charges and customs fee, and I'll be on my way, richer from a 3rd nut.
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1495064)
Posted by Arucard on June 13th, 2013 @ 5:57pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Arucard wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:I bet my left nut that it will be at least DOUBLE the price of the Hasbro version.
Not worth it in my book.


$170 vs. $130.

Sir, I claim your testicle.


Well, add the obvious huge shipping charges and customs fee, and I'll be on my way, richer from a 3rd nut.


Wouldn't the shipping charge be identical for both versions? The price for both would increase, and the percentage difference between them would decrease.
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1495075)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 13th, 2013 @ 6:50pm CDT
Arucard wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Arucard wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:I bet my left nut that it will be at least DOUBLE the price of the Hasbro version.
Not worth it in my book.


$170 vs. $130.

Sir, I claim your testicle.


Well, add the obvious huge shipping charges and customs fee, and I'll be on my way, richer from a 3rd nut.


Wouldn't the shipping charge be identical for both versions? The price for both would increase, and the percentage difference between them would decrease.


If I can find tha mofo in stores, because Hasbro will be suddently intelligent by putting some french on that box and releasing it in ALL the stores, then only the 15% taxes would apply.
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1495076)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 13th, 2013 @ 6:52pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Arucard wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Arucard wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:I bet my left nut that it will be at least DOUBLE the price of the Hasbro version.
Not worth it in my book.


$170 vs. $130.

Sir, I claim your testicle.


Well, add the obvious huge shipping charges and customs fee, and I'll be on my way, richer from a 3rd nut.


Wouldn't the shipping charge be identical for both versions? The price for both would increase, and the percentage difference between them would decrease.


If I can find tha mofo in stores, because Hasbro will be suddently intelligent by putting some french on that box and releasing it in ALL the stores, then only the 15% taxes would apply.


As a regular on the image sharing website Imgur, this is one scenario I hope OP doesn't deliver...
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1495111)
Posted by Sodan-1 on June 13th, 2013 @ 8:38pm CDT
It's a definite if minor improvement but as craggy pointed out, the price difference between the two versions for us Brits is also pretty minor. It's be stupid for me to not go for the Takara figure.
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1495113)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 13th, 2013 @ 8:48pm CDT
Sure, Takara's Metroplex might have more paint in robot mode, but it also has less paint in altmode.

They dark runways on the Hasbro version are left white on Takara's toy.

And many of the finer details made by the stickers on the Hasbro version, like the caution signs, are absent on Takara's Metroplex.
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1495172)
Posted by fenrir72 on June 14th, 2013 @ 5:26am CDT
:grin:

Poor 6-gun! No one seems to miss him.
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1495207)
Posted by gothsaurus on June 14th, 2013 @ 9:30am CDT
missing the black runways... ie. the top of the land-aircraft-carrier mode? I haven't seen any photos depicting the difference that I could notice.

Either way, I think some drastic differences between the two is nice for those buying two. If the merged double-metroplex mode I found on the G1 still works... gonna build a giant city. GIANT I TELL YOU! Mwahahahahah. :KREMZEEK:
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1495209)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 14th, 2013 @ 9:32am CDT
gothsaurus wrote:missing the black runways... ie. the top of the land-aircraft-carrier mode? I haven't seen any photos depicting the difference that I could notice.
Here's a shot of it.

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Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1495224)
Posted by gothsaurus on June 14th, 2013 @ 10:16am CDT
Holy moly. That's new! I kept seeing photos with the Hasbro vehicle swapped in.

I'm actually really glad to see this. Being more G1 accurate kinda ensures I'll get this version. Looks like his cockpit is painted as well, plus some gray paint apps on the bottom of the red guns. Very nice.

And I think I'm most excited to get this guy into some decent fan modes. Should be a load of fun.

As always, I really appreciate the help (and knowledgeable contributions) Sabrblade. Cheers!
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1495226)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 14th, 2013 @ 10:21am CDT
Though, he has none of the caution signs the Hasbro toy has, so that's a lot of details lost.
Re: First Look at Takara Tomy Titan Class Metroplex (1495243)
Posted by gothsaurus on June 14th, 2013 @ 10:51am CDT
I DO love those caution signs. Seeing them makes me really want to order one of the reprolabel (or the other label maker... what's their name?) kit to add detail to G1 Metroplex. Can't decide between the two.

While some seemed like overkill, many of the labels added some nice realism and detail. I think with selective application, I might apply a kit... and display the tiny little guy along with this new one. G1 Metroplex can be.... like... the suburbs.

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