New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron

Transformers News: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron

Thursday, November 21st, 2013 11:30PM CST

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eHobby has put up a pre-order page for their exclusive Transformers Cloud TFC-D01 Megatron and with the pre-order comes many new images of the figure. According to the pre-order page, Megatron will be shipping in late May 2014. Also Planet Iacon has posted some new images of TFC-A01 Optimus Prime. Prime is exclusive to TakaraTomyMall. Check out the images below.

Transformers News: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron

Transformers News: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron

Transformers News: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron

Transformers News: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron

Transformers News: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron

Transformers News: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron

Transformers News: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron

Transformers News: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron

Transformers News: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron

Transformers News: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron

Transformers News: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron

Transformers News: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron

Transformers News: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron

Transformers News: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron

Transformers News: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron
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Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1531238)
Posted by fenrir72 on November 22nd, 2013 @ 12:47am CST
That Convoy mold never grows old. :APPLAUSE:
Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1531248)
Posted by xyl360 on November 22nd, 2013 @ 2:17am CST
fenrir72 wrote:That Convoy mold never grows old. :APPLAUSE:

I was just thinking the same thing. I'm half tempted to buy that mold yet again just to get this repaint :P.
Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1531262)
Posted by DEANO85 on November 22nd, 2013 @ 5:15am CST
I don't have this Optimus mold yet. So good time to pick him up in this deco. Wondering how much he will be and to get it to Australia.
Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1531264)
Posted by Shadowstream on November 22nd, 2013 @ 5:22am CST
The contrast of the wind vane against the rest of the truck makes it look like a truck wearing a baseball cap on backwards...
Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1531267)
Posted by Powered Convoy on November 22nd, 2013 @ 5:31am CST
Seems no one can find Optimus' product page for some reason.

Optimus Page (has more photos)
http://takaratomymall.jp/special/tfcloud/lineup01.html

Megatron's Additional Page
http://www.e-hobby.co.jp/html/page21.html

Story Page
http://www.e-hobby.co.jp/html/page22.html

Randy
Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1531272)
Posted by Dorkimus on November 22nd, 2013 @ 6:21am CST
That Megatron doesn't look that bad though his legs are a bit wonky. But at least in those promo pics he doesn't look bad. Nice colors and headsculpt

Optimus is optimus. Not bad mold and I actually don't even have that Classics version. I have ultra magnus and nemesis (legit one).
Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1531280)
Posted by frogbat on November 22nd, 2013 @ 7:05am CST
i have bludgeon and it's a fave mould of mine but i'm not feeling it for this megs. Guess of all the recent decepticon leaders my fave was the war for cybertron one.

i'm ashamed to admit i don't have that OP mould : ( was late to the game and he became expensive, hopefully this might come in at a decent price.
Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1531281)
Posted by Autobot032 on November 22nd, 2013 @ 7:09am CST
frogbat wrote:i have bludgeon and it's a fave mould of mine but i'm not feeling it for this megs. Guess of all the recent decepticon leaders my fave was the war for cybertron one.

i'm ashamed to admit i don't have that OP mould : ( was late to the game and he became expensive, hopefully this might come in at a decent price.


$60.00+ when converted from JPY to USD. I'd say retailers such as BBTS will have them for around $80.00 once all shipping costs are passed on to you.

I'd consider looking for a middleman service based in Japan and go from there.
Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1531289)
Posted by Metroplex79 on November 22nd, 2013 @ 8:24am CST
Even after all these years, I can't un-see that "face" that's the chest armor on that Bludgeon mold.

Now with that shiny metallic paint, looks like a metal bra for Slave Leia or Xena.

Not a fan of the smile they gave him, but the helmet looks really good.

The Optimus mold still looks fantastic.
Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1531291)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 22nd, 2013 @ 8:28am CST
Megatron's bio:[quote]Megatron only believes in one thing: absolute power. Not in falsities like peace. "Only the rule of the strong can bring true order." And only the worthy can claim this power for themselves, he honestly believes. Therefore he continues to seek out more powerful forces; no sacrifice is too great. Before the end, either Cloud World or Megatron himself will surely perish by his ambition ... It's enough to say that his sword techniques are at the level of a master. He is a genuine warrior, and no one can stand as his equal. Furthermore, besides his martial prowess, he also excels at strategy, and has backed the Autobots into a corner time and time again.[/quote]
Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1531306)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 22nd, 2013 @ 10:11am CST
Optimus's bio:[quote]Optimus Prime is the Autobots' supreme commander. Rugged, valiant, trustworthy, modest, and selfless, he is the driving force behind combating Megatron's insurgency, saving the entire Metropolis from danger a few years ago. Puts preserving the stability of Cloud World above all and never lets his personal feelings interfere with his duties. But sometimes this sense of responsibility gets the better of him, and he makes a habit of shouldering the burden alone, without worrying about backup.

Fights with never uncovered first class technology, its power enough to be reckoned with even by enemy Decepticons. He prefers to use his Ion Blaster, which boasts tremendous power to complement his own marksmanship skills.[/quote]

Summary (not an exact translation) of the Story Prologue:[quote]At the beginning of time, the Big Bang didn't just create one universe, it created many, each with its own flow of time. In order to manage the space-time continuum, Cloud World and its administrator, SARA, were created. Through eternity, inorganic life on Cloud World evolved from simple robots into shape-changing super robots, an advanced civilization of "Transformers."

To maintain Cloud World requires immense amounts of energy, so SARA delegated Transformers to harness the excess energy from various universes, and to perform police actions to preserve the flow of space-time.

Travel to other dimensions is made possible through the use of a gateway that is controlled by SARA. Use of the gateway is strictly controlled, and everybody understands the importance of this, so they all lived happily ever after.

Except NOT, because anyone who disagreed was banished to the lawless wastelands outside the Metropolis, and now they're revolting against SARA. No one could have possibly seen this coming. At all.[/quote]
Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1531307)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 22nd, 2013 @ 10:13am CST
Hm, Axiom Nexus, yet it's not. :-?
Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1531310)
Posted by GuyIncognito on November 22nd, 2013 @ 10:29am CST
Megatron looks like he has long hair and he's wearing a metal Fez. But otherwise I think it's a great-looking version of Megatron.

OP looks nice but I've got that mold in the original version and the SDCC NP version; otherwise I'd want it.
Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1531315)
Posted by megatronus on November 22nd, 2013 @ 10:40am CST
I still think they would have done well to upscale the new Legends version[s] into more articulated/detailed voyager[s].

That said, this Megatron isn't looking bad - I think these pics convinced my to pick him up. I can see him being my "Classics" stand-in until a more blocky, less stylized update is released.

But that sword has to go back in its sheath. He'll probably do well with Dr. Wu's red or purple tyrant sword.

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Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1531333)
Posted by dedcat on November 22nd, 2013 @ 12:11pm CST
More criminally overpriced repaints. Over $100 each (according to BBTS pre-order)

A shame too, I would have snagged that Op at a lower price.
Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1531337)
Posted by GuyIncognito on November 22nd, 2013 @ 12:38pm CST
dedcat wrote:More criminally overpriced repaints. Over $100 each (according to BBTS pre-order)

A shame too, I would have snagged that Op at a lower price.


They're not "criminally overpriced"; they're special exclusive repaints that BBTS is importing from Japan, and between exchange rates and import and shipping costs, they end up costing quite a bit for us outside of Japan. But they are not overpriced to begin with. If you want rare exclusive Japan-only repaints, you have to pay more than the actual price for that privilege.
Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1531340)
Posted by megatronus on November 22nd, 2013 @ 12:42pm CST
GuyIncognito wrote:
dedcat wrote:More criminally overpriced repaints. Over $100 each (according to BBTS pre-order)

A shame too, I would have snagged that Op at a lower price.


They're not "criminally overpriced"; they're special exclusive repaints that BBTS is importing from Japan, and between exchange rates and import and shipping costs, they end up costing quite a bit for us outside of Japan. But they are not overpriced to begin with. If you want rare exclusive Japan-only repaints, you have to pay more than the actual price for that privilege.

I would nitpick a bit and say they are overpriced to typical American sensibilities. But criminally so? Not a chance.
Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1531345)
Posted by GuyIncognito on November 22nd, 2013 @ 1:28pm CST
They were made for Japanese consumers, and the price is not excessive for the Japanese market. It's only when you convert to US currency and add the cost of importing and shipping (plus a bit of profit for the importer) that they become expensive for US consumers. So e-Hobby/TT are not overpricing these figures, and neither is BBTS. If your personal budget doesn't allow for the purchase of exclusive figures imported from Japan, that's not the manufacturer's fault for "criminally overpricing" them. It's a fair price, and it's up to you whether or not you want to pay it.
Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1531347)
Posted by Rycher Prime on November 22nd, 2013 @ 1:33pm CST
The Megatron figure is pretty sweet.I just wish they would have redesigned the feet.Thats the one thing I really hate about this mold. :CON:
Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1531355)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 22nd, 2013 @ 2:06pm CST
If it wasn't for the fact I'm perfectly happy with both my Classics Voyagers, I would've done some... things I wouldn't be proud of to get my hands on both these.

Seriously though, some third party needs to make a fusion cannon for that Megatron. That would certainly get me to buy him. :ic$:

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