First Wave of Transformers Go! Listed (Not A Beast Hunters Line?)

Transformers News: First Wave of Transformers Go! Listed (Not A Beast Hunters Line?)

Friday, March 8th, 2013 11:12AM CST

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Courtesy of site sponsor Kapow Toys, we have a listing for the upcoming Takara toyline and animation tie-in, Transformers Go! While we have previously implied that Transformers Go! will be Takara's version of Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters, the listing is rather peculiar as there are a handful of details suggesting something other than Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters figures. As Kapow Toy details, these Go! figures, all named Samurai, look to be able to combine with each other.

  • Transformers Go! G01 Kenzan Samurai
  • Transformers Go! G02 Jinbu Samurai
  • Transformers Go! G03 Ganoh Samurai
  • Transformers Go! G04 Gaidora

The figures are set for release in June, so more details will follow. Speculate away!
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Re: First Wave of Transformers Go! Listed (Not A Beast Hunters Line?) (1470301)
Posted by GuyIncognito on March 8th, 2013 @ 11:17am CST
Maybe "Go!" is the Takara version of the Constructo-bots?
Re: First Wave of Transformers Go! Listed (Not A Beast Hunters Line?) (1470304)
Posted by Mkall on March 8th, 2013 @ 11:19am CST
This intrigues me greatly.
Re: First Wave of Transformers Go! Listed (Not A Beast Hunters Line?) (1470309)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 8th, 2013 @ 11:24am CST
Already being discussed here

Like I said in there, it's more than likely an error due to matching toy designations and fully Japanese names, which are non-existent in Transformers nowadays.
Re: First Wave of Transformers Go! Listed (Not A Beast Hunters Line?) (1470338)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 8th, 2013 @ 12:48pm CST
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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Already being discussed here

Like I said in there, it's more than likely an error due to matching toy designations and fully Japanese names, which are non-existent in Transformers nowadays.
I'll throw my hat into the "It's gotta be a mistake" ring as well.
Re: First Wave of Transformers Go! Listed (Not A Beast Hunters Line?) (1470436)
Posted by KNM2012 on March 8th, 2013 @ 10:12pm CST
This is all I can say.

1) Autobase Aichi previously reported that the series has no connections to Prime.

2) The GO portion of Go! are figures made by Kabaya.

So in all cases, the first batch (prior to G) might not be an error. As I said before, we have no clue how the series stood out there... And if they are going to do their own thing, especially with the way season 2 ended.

Because remember: Takara never did dub "The Rebirth" until Pioneer published it for them. They did not publish "Beast Wars Metals" or "Beast Wars Returns" until they completed "Beast Wars Neo". So for all we know, this might become an animated series-free line, with them planning out how they will handle the follow-up to season 2 (as again, we have no idea how it has fared in Japan).

That is my 2 cents. >:oP
Re: First Wave of Transformers Go! Listed (Not A Beast Hunters Line?) (1470502)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 9th, 2013 @ 7:51am CST
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:This is all I can say.

1) Autobase Aichi previously reported that the series has no connections to Prime.

2) The GO portion of Go! are figures made by Kabaya.

So in all cases, the first batch (prior to G) might not be an error. As I said before, we have no clue how the series stood out there... And if they are going to do their own thing, especially with the way season 2 ended.

Because remember: Takara never did dub "The Rebirth" until Pioneer published it for them. They did not publish "Beast Wars Metals" or "Beast Wars Returns" until they completed "Beast Wars Neo". So for all we know, this might become an animated series-free line, with them planning out how they will handle the follow-up to season 2 (as again, we have no idea how it has fared in Japan).

That is my 2 cents. >:oP


Huh, now that makes sense. Kabaya has made stand-alone kits in the past, look at Gaia Cross and Gaia Guardian, with no real "names" for the new characters. The numbering also makes sense, with the "O" and "0" often being confused with eachother. So in a nutshell:

- G01 to G10 are Kabaya figures
- G11 and so on is the main Beast Hunter range
- EG is the EZ range from all lines.

This is confusing...
Re: First Wave of Transformers Go! Listed (Not A Beast Hunters Line?) (1470594)
Posted by Mkall on March 9th, 2013 @ 4:19pm CST
It should be noted that BBTS now has the same products advertised in the same way, so chances of this being a mistake are getting slimmer and slimmer

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=9338
Re: First Wave of Transformers Go! Listed (Not A Beast Hunters Line?) (1470626)
Posted by SentinelA on March 9th, 2013 @ 6:37pm CST
Good bye good TF series. Hello shitty Japanese series. :sad:
Re: First Wave of Transformers Go! Listed (Not A Beast Hunters Line?) (1470636)
Posted by xyl360 on March 9th, 2013 @ 7:25pm CST
Mkall wrote:It should be noted that BBTS now has the same products advertised in the same way, so chances of this being a mistake are getting slimmer and slimmer

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=9338

Agreed, and those prices do not look like Kabaya kits to me.

I've preordered them all for now, but I'll cancel if I don't like what I see. Time will tell I suppose, but I'm anxious to see what Takara has up their sleeves.
Re: First Wave of Transformers Go! Listed (Not A Beast Hunters Line?) (1470637)
Posted by xyl360 on March 9th, 2013 @ 7:28pm CST
SentinelA wrote:Good bye good TF series. Hello shitty Japanese series. :sad:

You know, it is possible that these are preorders for whatever figures go with the next US TF series too and that Takara is simply getting ahead of Hasbro in getting the toys to market. We know TF:P is ending so something's got to take it's place. In all likelihood, this could just be whatever Hasbro has come up with for the next line/series so don't get too stressed about it being another Japanese anime TF series just yet. It's been a very long time since Takara did that, and they and Hasbro have been much more 'aligned' these days with regards to fiction and the major toy lines.
Re: First Wave of Transformers Go! Listed (Not A Beast Hunters Line?) (1470638)
Posted by RAcast on March 9th, 2013 @ 7:28pm CST
SentinelA wrote:Good bye good TF series. Hello shitty Japanese series. :sad:

RiD, Armada, [strike]Energon[/strike], and Cybertron were all really good and (all four of them) had great associated toy lines. ;)
Re: First Wave of Transformers Go! Listed (Not A Beast Hunters Line?) (1470645)
Posted by Manterax Prime on March 9th, 2013 @ 8:09pm CST
RAcast wrote:
SentinelA wrote:Good bye good TF series. Hello shitty Japanese series. :sad:

RiD, Armada, Energon and Cybertron were all really good and (all four of them) had great associated toy lines. ;)


Agreed!
Re: First Wave of Transformers Go! Listed (Not A Beast Hunters Line?) (1470646)
Posted by RAcast on March 9th, 2013 @ 8:11pm CST
Manterax Prime wrote:
RAcast wrote:
SentinelA wrote:Good bye good TF series. Hello shitty Japanese series. :sad:

RiD, Armada, Energon and Cybertron were all really good and (all four of them) had great associated toy lines. ;)


Agreed!

You unstruck Energon from my list! What have you DONE!? :shock:
Re: First Wave of Transformers Go! Listed (Not A Beast Hunters Line?) (1470661)
Posted by Antron on March 9th, 2013 @ 9:10pm CST
Why was none of this GO! stuff covered at Toy Fair?
Re: First Wave of Transformers Go! Listed (Not A Beast Hunters Line?) (1470662)
Posted by RAcast on March 9th, 2013 @ 9:12pm CST
Antron wrote:Why was none of this GO! stuff covered at Toy Fair?

This is Takara. >:oP
Re: First Wave of Transformers Go! Listed (Not A Beast Hunters Line?) (1470666)
Posted by El Duque on March 9th, 2013 @ 9:24pm CST
Site sponsor BigBadToyStore has listed their pre-order of Takara Tomy's Transformes Go! figures:

  • GO1 Kenzan Samurai (Police Car)[/*:m]
  • GO2 Jinbu Samurai (Jet)[/*:m]
  • GO3 Ganoh Samurai (Fire Truck)[/*:m]
  • GO4 Gaidora[/*:m][/list:u]

    They have also confirmed that GO1 through G03 will be combiners of some sort. No additional details or images at the moment, but Singapore based retailer The Falcon's Hangar is reporting they will also feature light and sound gimmicks. The Falcon's Hangar is also reporting that GO4 will be a metallic repaint of Deluxe Lazerack.


    [quote]We've received initial information on the Transformers GO! Line (Japanese release of Beast Hunters) - We can confirm that the first 3 figures do have some sort of combining function, but no details and no images are ready at this time.

    http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=9338

    Thanks!
    Joel[/quote]
Re: First Wave of Transformers Go! Listed (Not A Beast Hunters Line?) (1470670)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 9th, 2013 @ 9:29pm CST
RAcast wrote:
SentinelA wrote:Good bye good TF series. Hello shitty Japanese series. :sad:

RiD, Armada, [strike]Energon[/strike], and Cybertron were all really good and (all four of them) had great associated toy lines. ;)
And Masterforce was an amazing series. 8)

Though, Armada's toyline was very poor in the articulation department with most (not all, but most) of its figures, thanks to the gimmick.
Re: First Wave of Transformers Go! Listed (Not A Beast Hunters Line?) (1470673)
Posted by Manterax Prime on March 9th, 2013 @ 9:38pm CST
RAcast wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:
RAcast wrote:
SentinelA wrote:Good bye good TF series. Hello shitty Japanese series. :sad:

RiD, Armada, Energon and Cybertron were all really good and (all four of them) had great associated toy lines. ;)


Agreed!

You unstruck Energon from my list! What have you DONE!? :shock:


Purely for the lolz!

That, and Energon was pretty good.
Re: First Wave of Transformers Go! Listed (Not A Beast Hunters Line?) (1470677)
Posted by RAcast on March 9th, 2013 @ 9:55pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
RAcast wrote:
SentinelA wrote:Good bye good TF series. Hello shitty Japanese series. :sad:

RiD, Armada, [strike]Energon[/strike], and Cybertron were all really good and (all four of them) had great associated toy lines. ;)
And Masterforce was an amazing series. 8)

Though, Armada's toyline was very poor in the articulation department with most (not all, but most) of its figures, thanks to the gimmick.

But there were absolutely some gems. Armada Megatron is probably my favorite Megatron in terms of overall design, bar none. Tidal Wave (whom I recently snagged on ebay for an awesome price, that made my freaking DAY) I'm waiting eagrly to receive, because it's just glorious! Obviously there's the threesome of greatness that is Armada Prime. While he lacks articulation...he's just so cool. The greatness of that combo is simply undeniable! :BOT:
Re: First Wave of Transformers Go! Listed (Not A Beast Hunters Line?) (1470684)
Posted by First-Aid on March 9th, 2013 @ 10:38pm CST
Laserack? That may be the best typo ever.

"They had guns comin' out of their jubblies..."

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