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First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours!

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Tuesday, December 25th, 2007 4:19PM CST

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The latest issue of Japanese Hobby Magazine "Figure Oh!" gives us our first look at TakaraTomy's Megatron figure from the Japanese Transformers Classics line, in a G1-inspired colour scheme.



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Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584570)
Posted by capellamusic on December 25th, 2007 @ 4:26pm CST
Holy crap! This one looks way better, this one is more "Megatron" than the Hasbro version. :shock:
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584572)
Posted by Unicron Singularity on December 25th, 2007 @ 4:34pm CST
Way more MEGATRON, than the Gayotron-HasBlow version. :grin: :shock:
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584573)
Posted by Lapse Of Reason on December 25th, 2007 @ 4:36pm CST
Glad I preorded one :)
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584574)
Posted by skywarp-2 on December 25th, 2007 @ 4:37pm CST
yep I'm definitely buying those!! Happy Holidays everyone! :grin:
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584585)
Posted by Scaleface on December 25th, 2007 @ 4:58pm CST
So technically, since this is a toy gun without a a fourescent cap, it will be as hard to import as Masterpiece Megatron, right? Will they be putting plugs in it too? Will you need a permit to own one in Australia?
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584588)
Posted by ekocher on December 25th, 2007 @ 5:09pm CST
dont think so it doesnt look like a real one
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584589)
Posted by Autobot032 on December 25th, 2007 @ 5:16pm CST
I know I'm in the minority here, but I must say...

"No Sir, I don't like it."

I actually prefer the busier colors of the Hasbro original. In fact, I'm a little underwhelmed by Takara's repaints of this line. It's...really, really unimpressive. I was expecting the wow factor and got the bah factor.

I would like to see Takara do their own take on the rest of the Seekers though... (different enough not to infringe on the BC ones.)
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584598)
Posted by Scaleface on December 25th, 2007 @ 5:55pm CST
ekocher wrote:dont think so it doesnt look like a real one


The law has no requirement for toy gun to look real and need a colorful plastic tip.
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584609)
Posted by OptimusShr on December 25th, 2007 @ 6:30pm CST
Autobot032 wrote:I know I'm in the minority here, but I must say...

"No Sir, I don't like it."

I actually prefer the busier colors of the Hasbro original. In fact, I'm a little underwhelmed by Takara's repaints of this line. It's...really, really unimpressive. I was expecting the wow factor and got the bah factor.

I would like to see Takara do their own take on the rest of the Seekers though... (different enough not to infringe on the BC ones.)


I echo these sentiments. IMO the colors do not work that well on the toy.
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584613)
Posted by AlienQuiksilver on December 25th, 2007 @ 6:35pm CST
It's a fake looking gun to begin with. "Nerfatron" was/is just fine. The colors suited the design IMHO.

The new colors are cool looking, but I don't need it.
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584614)
Posted by Wheeljack35 on December 25th, 2007 @ 6:36pm CST
Lapse Of Reason wrote:Glad I preorded one :)



How much is it going to be?
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584620)
Posted by ThunderZap on December 25th, 2007 @ 6:44pm CST
consider bought :grin:

my hasbro megatron shall be call Galvatron (until they release proper galvatron in classic 2.0 that is)
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584626)
Posted by Nemesis Cyberplex on December 25th, 2007 @ 7:19pm CST
Has been preordered. & that's sayig something considering how tight things have been for me lately. It looks awsome. I liked the other one, but that looks more like he should have been.
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584641)
Posted by Sunstar on December 25th, 2007 @ 7:59pm CST
That megatron looks MUCH better. I like the colours over the former one and whatnot. I still don't want it, but it does look great.
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584653)
Posted by shortround on December 25th, 2007 @ 8:24pm CST
Sign me up for that one.
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584666)
Posted by lordmegatron44 on December 25th, 2007 @ 9:16pm CST
i don't like the look... i like the old version better
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584702)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on December 25th, 2007 @ 10:19pm CST
It'll be easier to repaint all that red.
Otherwise he does look alot better without the green and purple.
Still gotta do something with the red though :-?
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584709)
Posted by -Barricade- on December 25th, 2007 @ 10:29pm CST
I'm with the people who said no thanks.
Its robot mode is kinda ok, but the gun looks like a super soaker...
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584724)
Posted by Nemesis Cyberplex on December 25th, 2007 @ 10:54pm CST
-Barricade- wrote:I'm with the people who said no thanks.
Its robot mode is kinda ok, but the gun looks like a super soaker...
Nerf N-strike Maverick, actually.


http://www.16bit.com/toypics/tfclassics ... p-full.jpg
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584727)
Posted by Auto Bot on December 25th, 2007 @ 10:58pm CST
I'm not impressed. Many customs jobs looks way better than this one. This one looks like a KO toy.

The robot is quite acceptable. But not good enough. Looks cheap. Hasbro's purple-grey combination looks better.

The gun mode is a big no-no. It doesn't know what it wants to be. A real gun replica? Not good. An imaginative toy gun? Not good either.

At least Hasbro's purple gun is no pretender. It was designed to be what it is. A kiddied toy gun. The color suits it well.
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584753)
Posted by ShGarland_1383 on December 25th, 2007 @ 11:31pm CST
I like this a lot better than I do the Hasbro version. If it turns up on action-hq.com, I'd get it.
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584771)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on December 26th, 2007 @ 12:34am CST
Nah, I like the black parts, but it's not worth importing.

If it was GunMetal, and black, I'd do it. But the more I look at it, the more it looks like a novice repaint, and I can do that myself.
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584774)
Posted by Auto Bot on December 26th, 2007 @ 12:41am CST
Liege Evilmus wrote:Nah, I like the black parts, but it's not worth importing.

If it was GunMetal, and black, I'd do it. But the more I look at it, the more it looks like a novice repaint, and I can do that myself.


I have no doubt you can do much better.

Here's mine, for example.

All hand-brush painted with Tamiya paint.
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584778)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on December 26th, 2007 @ 12:45am CST
See that would make me wanna buy another 2 of this pretty awesome figure!

Great job, but I'd just make him more dull gray.

I'm gonna have to look for a cheap loosie on Ebay to mess around with.
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584780)
Posted by Auto Bot on December 26th, 2007 @ 12:49am CST
Thanks.

Takara Megatron will look a lot better if you can just correct the random shots of red paint. :)

And easier to do, because you won't have to color the whole body.
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584786)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on December 26th, 2007 @ 1:00am CST
I don't know, the reflective door on the chest vs the rest of the body...

It would probably be better to start from scratch.

They over complicated him. If they went flat colors, with detailing paint aps as apose to highlighting, they would have been better off.

Personaly, I don't understand why they made it a point to turn the orange parts black on a white gun anyway :???:

As to those looking to import, keep in mind MP Megs, and this guy has solid parts! It's not gonna be a simple plug fix I bet.
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584808)
Posted by Auto Bot on December 26th, 2007 @ 1:32am CST
Yeah. The orange plug would have been better in body color. White or grey. As if the whole gun barrel was solid.
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584820)
Posted by SolCross on December 26th, 2007 @ 2:25am CST
Yeah...no thanks. I'll stick with the U.S. release...
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584823)
Posted by Auto Bot on December 26th, 2007 @ 2:40am CST
Me too.

I thought Japs Megatron may not be compelling enough to buy, considering i have the US Megs.

But i was wrong. Japs Megatron is not even at par with US version.

I hope that picture is just a prototype. And more improvements will come in the final release.
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584847)
Posted by woosh on December 26th, 2007 @ 4:30am CST
I don't have a slightest idea why the heck is classics megatron so colorful.
I mean, cybertron megatron's colours scheme was already an abomination, but the classic one just blows.
Takara knows how to do a good repaint.
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584848)
Posted by moonie on December 26th, 2007 @ 4:32am CST
another one for takara for outdoing hasbro.
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584849)
Posted by Nemesis Cyberplex on December 26th, 2007 @ 4:35am CST
Liege Evilmus wrote:As to those looking to import, keep in mind MP Megs, and this guy has solid parts! It's not gonna be a simple plug fix I bet.
I honestly doubt importing will be a problem. The "red" on him looks more like safety orange to me, & with it having some on the end of the revolver part, which honestly is the closest thing to a barrel that thing has, I don't think it's gonna matter that the little plug on the end isn't orange.

Not only that, there was a different problem with G1 & MP Megs that this one dosen't.....they were designed after a real gun, where this one obviously isn't. Like I said before, Nerf N-strike Maverick. I don't forsee any problems with importing this guy.
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584875)
Posted by Decepticon Spike on December 26th, 2007 @ 7:32am CST
Man, I had just decided to stop collection until We got a bigger house and now i see this pic.
I've got to get this one. Damn my weak willpower!!!
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584929)
Posted by Optimist_Prime on December 26th, 2007 @ 9:34am CST
I think I can speak for good number of people when saying hope this is some test shot, and not the final version.

If it is then I think I'm just going to repaint the classics Megs that i have.
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584960)
Posted by Zeds on December 26th, 2007 @ 10:05am CST
LOVE IT! :APPLAUSE:
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (584975)
Posted by Sonray on December 26th, 2007 @ 10:43am CST
Its nice...but i prefer the original.
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (585023)
Posted by Thanatos Prime on December 26th, 2007 @ 12:02pm CST
Aw crap...it's gorgeous.... =P~
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (585056)
Posted by OptitronPrime on December 26th, 2007 @ 12:41pm CST
Will you guys stop complaining about Hasbro's version not being as good, I mean with the new toy laws they did all they could to get a gun Megs out so stop dissin' Hasbro ust because Japan dosen't have a toy law, I mean at least Classics Megs has a better paint job than Cybertron Megs
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (585081)
Posted by Kayevcee on December 26th, 2007 @ 1:30pm CST
OptitronPrime wrote:Will you guys stop complaining


NEVER!

I thought Hasbro's Classics Megatron was distinctive, well designed
and strongly evocative of the original character. However, I could have done without the wings (though at the same time I doubt I could have designed a version without them that didn't have a horrible looking robot mode) and the trigger guard was a bit small. Yeah, yeah, ages five and up...

Anyway, this new version is fine too. I wouldn't import it since I already have the mould, but it's rather funky. I see why people are saying "too much red"- I think it needs the red quite badly to overcome an otherwise bland colour scheme, but I wouldn't have put so much in the places Takara did.

-Nick
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (585091)
Posted by Ultra Prime on December 26th, 2007 @ 1:43pm CST
I'm honestly very suprised at how many people feel the Hasbro version is better than the expected TakaraTomy version. I remember hear the deafning roar of complaints about how the Hasbro version looked like a nerf gun with gay colors.

Given G1 Megatron's color scheme can anyone really deny the fact that TakaraTomy's version will be considerably closer to G1 than Hasbro's version? We all know that Hasbro had to do the loud colors because of the toy gun safety laws so what we got from Hasbro was the best they'll ever be able to do in the US.

But if you were to look at the Hasbro version, the TakaraTomy version and a G1 cartoon still of Megs all together you have to admit that the version to be coming from TakaraTomy is considerably closer to G1. I for one like it! I've seen some damn incredible kitbashing that is just spectacular and those people deserve some mad props! But I don't have any kitbashing or repainting talents whatsoever. So I will be trying to get my hands on this one for sure. My Hasbro version will just have to be "Galvatron" until a real Classics Galvatron gets made.
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (585096)
Posted by City Commander on December 26th, 2007 @ 1:46pm CST
WANT!


Seriously, that is beautifully done.


Now, let's just hope QC is up to scratch.
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (585108)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on December 26th, 2007 @ 1:58pm CST
This is how he ought to have been done in the first place! The colors are exactly what you'd have expected from the beginning and while the grey is pretty flat, this is a toy, so ... I guess they figured that it didn't meed gunmetal paint. Although it probably looks better in-hand than a photo of a photo.

Personally, I hated the Hasbro Megatron purely because of the colors. Way too fruity, he reminded me of a salad or something, with the bright purple and green. I was temped to buy him based on the fact that he's a gun, but passed on him because of those colors. And since I passed on him, I didn't bother woth Prime either.

Not to say I'd get this guy ... I have G1 and MP Megs and that does fill my "Megatron quota" quite well, but ..... it *is* tempting.
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (585160)
Posted by Sonray on December 26th, 2007 @ 3:18pm CST
Ultra Prime wrote:But if you were to look at the Hasbro version, the TakaraTomy version and a G1 cartoon still of Megs all together you have to admit that the version to be coming from TakaraTomy is considerably closer to G1.


Yeah, but Classics aint G1, G1 died 20-odd years ago. All the classics toys are new designs of old characters, not repaints or upgrades of original G1 molds. If the Hasbro Megatron was supposed to be a direct copy of G1 Megatron i would have been pissed, but since it wasnt, nor was any of the other toys in the line, like Prime, Hotrod, Bumblebee etc etc, i am happy with the original Hasbro version. I would take it over this one any day as i think the distinctive colors add to its charm as a Classics line figure plus this new version doesnt give us anything new other than a different paint scheme to make it worth the amount of money it will cost to import it. I was never one to complain about the original mold's color so i see no point in this "new" version.
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (585172)
Posted by Duo Prime on December 26th, 2007 @ 3:34pm CST
He looks so muche better imo than the Hasbro one with all the flourecent orange, green, and purple. Thanks alot Takara-Tomy, now i have to get a new set of classics. All of them look like better homage style classic figures. Oohh, what if they decide to make the other seekers available for retail release too!!!
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (585183)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on December 26th, 2007 @ 3:46pm CST
I like it AND don't alreadsy have a classics Megatron, so I'm glad I preordered it. It should arrive in time for my birthday too!
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (585222)
Posted by SolCross on December 26th, 2007 @ 4:48pm CST
Ultra Prime wrote:I'm honestly very suprised at how many people feel the Hasbro version is better than the expected TakaraTomy version. I remember hear the deafning roar of complaints about how the Hasbro version looked like a nerf gun with gay colors.


Those people who threw fits about Hasbro's colors are probably the people who are excited about the Takara release. The people who like Hasbro's colors seem to be the minority here.

Personally, Hasbro's colors looked a little jarring at first, but now I kind of like it. At least, I like it better than the Takara colors.
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (585256)
Posted by Rogue. on December 26th, 2007 @ 5:43pm CST
Haha... raise of hands for those who didn't know this was coming?

Still not sure I want that toy. Much, much better, but probably not worth the import price.
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (585281)
Posted by Stickshift on December 26th, 2007 @ 6:45pm CST
Looks more like the TF Animated colour scheme than G1 to me.
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (585562)
Posted by Auto Bot on December 27th, 2007 @ 12:57am CST
Ultra Prime wrote:I'm honestly very suprised at how many people feel the Hasbro version is better than the expected TakaraTomy version. I remember hear the deafning roar of complaints about how the Hasbro version looked like a nerf gun with gay colors.


There's too much expectations on what Takara can do. There's always this notion that Takara can "always" do better than Hasbro.

Now reality sets in.
Re: First Look at TarakaTomy's Classics Megatron - In G1 Colours! (585594)
Posted by Autobot032 on December 27th, 2007 @ 2:12am CST
Auto Bot wrote:
Ultra Prime wrote:I'm honestly very suprised at how many people feel the Hasbro version is better than the expected TakaraTomy version. I remember hear the deafning roar of complaints about how the Hasbro version looked like a nerf gun with gay colors.


There's too much expectations on what Takara can do. There's always this notion that Takara can "always" do better than Hasbro.

Now reality sets in.


Bingo.

When I was completely uninformed, I used to think "Yeah! They're the greatest!", then I became a Hasbro fanboy and said "No, Takara's overpriced and for what? Paint?"m then I wised up and saw both sides of the fence....Hasbro and Takara both pull their own weight and provide us with great figures. Sometimes both companies either hit or miss and we've got to remember that.

Although, as I mentioned on another board, I do think Hasbro has a greed disease problem, what with all of their repaints and remolds, but after thinking on that...I realize it's all about making money for any company, not just Hasbro. So they're no more guilty than anyone else for trying to milk anything for it's worth.

I'm grateful that Hasbro has been answering the fans cries, and I'm definitely grateful that Takara has as well, but I have to be honest and say Takara's done a little more of that lately.

People wanted a G1 themed Classics Megatron? We got it.
G1 Reissues? We got 'em. (Including Sky Lynx!)

I realize that the markets are slightly different here and overseas and that the customer focus is definitely different (Hasbro appeases all ages, Takara goes for the collectors) and along the way, both companies are going to do things we don't care for.

It's the price we pay to get what we want, and if we have any complaining to do, it rests on our shoulders.

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