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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:
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.
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:
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.


Summary (not an exact translation) of the Story Prologue:
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.
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$:
Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1531366)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 22nd, 2013 @ 3:08pm CST
I already own both GDO Megatron and Henkei Classic OP.
So, here's my desire level for these repaints:

Megatron: HELL YES!
Man, that thing is a pure silver beauty. If it's not too expensive, I may pick him up.

Optimus Prime: Whaaaaaaan....
Sigh, what a boring repaint. It's so boring and unnecessary, it's not even funny. A very easy pass.
Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1531377)
Posted by robotmel on November 22nd, 2013 @ 4:29pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:Megatron: HELL YES!
Man, that thing is a pure silver beauty. If it's not too expensive, I may pick him up.

Optimus Prime: Whaaaaaaan....
Sigh, what a boring repaint. It's so boring and unnecessary, it's not even funny. A very easy pass.
;)
Yup that Megatron would be kinda nice sitting here on my desk, although that head needs replacing with Nerf Gun Megatrons!
As for Optimus, he actually looks like the KO version I own, with some spare legs thrown in from Ultra Magnus and the wind vane from Nemesis Prime! :lol:
Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1531381)
Posted by megatronus on November 22nd, 2013 @ 4:42pm CST
robotmel wrote:that head needs replacing with Nerf Gun Megatrons!
That's a fantastic idea! The expression is just so much more menacing on the Nerf version.

robotmel wrote:As for Optimus, he actually looks like the KO version I own, with some spare legs thrown in from Ultra Magnus and the wind vane from Nemesis Prime! :lol:
Yea, I have the KODX version, and see no reason to replace it. This Cloud iteration of the mold is essentially a bag of tricks, isn't it?
Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1531478)
Posted by frogbat on November 23rd, 2013 @ 5:27pm CST
Autobot032 wrote:
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.


Sorry... My post got cut off (I'm blaming the ipad)

Definitely agree with you, I'll probably try and get an older version on eBay. Even though I'm used to paying through the nose for postage...The kind of money they're asking, I'd rather it goes to an MP rather than a voyager. My classics line up thus far has deluxe OP and galvatron leading the troops.
Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1531681)
Posted by megatronus on November 25th, 2013 @ 10:16am CST
I just had a thought that's one part cynical, one part delusional.

What if Takara is trying to get one last squeeze out of these molds before providing us with new versions of OP/Megatron?

I mean, we saw it with GDO Springer...
Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1531757)
Posted by xyl360 on November 25th, 2013 @ 5:47pm CST
megatronus wrote:I just had a thought that's one part cynical, one part delusional.

What if Takara is trying to get one last squeeze out of these molds before providing us with new versions of OP/Megatron?

I mean, we saw it with GDO Springer...

I've kinda been thinking the same so perhaps you're not so delusional, or at least one other than yourself (me :P) shares your delusion :).

It's a great, and I mean GREAT mold, but Has/Tak don't generally rest on their laurels when it comes to Primes and Megatrons for too long, and given the fact that so far the only version of Prime we've gotten which is accurate to the comics is a teeny fellow, I'd bet money that they plan on doing a larger version of him (likely much to the chagrin of some of those collectors who've purchased Toyworld's).
Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1531759)
Posted by megatronus on November 25th, 2013 @ 5:50pm CST
xyl360 wrote:
megatronus wrote:I just had a thought that's one part cynical, one part delusional.

What if Takara is trying to get one last squeeze out of these molds before providing us with new versions of OP/Megatron?

I mean, we saw it with GDO Springer...

I've kinda been thinking the same so perhaps you're not so delusional, or at least one other than yourself (me :P) shares your delusion :).

It's a great, and I mean GREAT mold, but Has/Tak don't generally rest on their laurels when it comes to Primes and Megatrons for too long, and given the fact that so far the only version of Prime we've gotten which is accurate to the comics is a teeny fellow, I'd bet money that they plan on doing a larger version of him (likely much to the chagrin of some of those collectors who've purchased Toyworld's).

Right? Glad I'm not alone :D
Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1532152)
Posted by NecaPrime on November 28th, 2013 @ 7:45am CST
ILL-Star wrote:For crying out loud! Just give us a new Voyager Optimus and Megatron. Enough of these repaints. :BANG_HEAD:

Yea is see your point here I wish they would too but it's normal for repaints in the transformers world still. Reading this did disapoint me because I was hoping for new moulds to >:oP
Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1532158)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 28th, 2013 @ 8:42am CST
NecaPrime wrote:
ILL-Star wrote:For crying out loud! Just give us a new Voyager Optimus and Megatron. Enough of these repaints. :BANG_HEAD:

Yea is see your point here I wish they would too but it's normal for repaints in the transformers world still. Reading this did disapoint me because I was hoping for new moulds to >:oP


As a rule of thumb, special editions or exclusives are always repaints. New molds always debut in a main line where they can make the most bucks.
Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1532180)
Posted by megatronus on November 28th, 2013 @ 11:14am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
NecaPrime wrote:
ILL-Star wrote:For crying out loud! Just give us a new Voyager Optimus and Megatron. Enough of these repaints. :BANG_HEAD:

Yea is see your point here I wish they would too but it's normal for repaints in the transformers world still. Reading this did disapoint me because I was hoping for new moulds to >:oP


As a rule of thumb, special editions or exclusives are always repaints. New molds always debut in a main line where they can make the most bucks.

Truth!
Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1532208)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 28th, 2013 @ 12:32pm CST
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!

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Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 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: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 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: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 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: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 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!

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Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1532321)
Posted by megatronus on November 28th, 2013 @ 11:15pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Image


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

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The story itself, untranslated, can be read here!
Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 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: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 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: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 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: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 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: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 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: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1532340)
Posted by brindapari1 on November 29th, 2013 @ 1:01am CST
Is that a Springer-into-Rodimus repaint in the background? :grin:
Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 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: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 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: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 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: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 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: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 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: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1532383)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 29th, 2013 @ 9:58am CST
Photoshop job from fellow TF fan ExVee:

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Re: New Images of Transformers Cloud TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron (1532384)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 29th, 2013 @ 10:02am CST
Sabrblade wrote:Photoshop job from fellow TF fan ExVee:

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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...

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