In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-01 Optimus Prime & TG-02 Jazz
Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 11:17AM CSTCategory: Toy News
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Posted by STngAR on December 26th, 2012 @ 11:32am CST
Posted by Mkall on December 26th, 2012 @ 12:15pm CST
STngAR wrote:Some shiny paint and a few paint apps doen't seem to justify me paying extra to import.
Adding paint to poor molds does not make the underlying molds any better either.
Posted by horus on December 26th, 2012 @ 12:22pm CST
Posted by xyl360 on December 26th, 2012 @ 1:28pm CST
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on December 26th, 2012 @ 1:40pm CST
horus wrote:When ever they decide to make War Within/MTMTE molds I'll buy, these are just crap in my opinion
You should check out the Titanium Series then, quite a few molds are based on War Within. In fact, the main artist was in charge of the overall design. They do suffer from loose joints here and there, thank to the die cast used.
And I'll be skipping those two. Already have Jazz, WFC Optimus Prime does just fine and I plan on getting Ultra Magnus instead. Now the Combaticons on the other hand...
Posted by Flux Convoy on December 26th, 2012 @ 2:51pm CST
Posted by noctorro on December 26th, 2012 @ 3:33pm CST
I won't get him, but I would get a voyager scaled up Optimus. With the head sitting solid in robot mode, the deluxe one looks down when you move the arms.
Posted by Sabrblade on December 26th, 2012 @ 5:40pm CST
Posted by Mindmaster on December 26th, 2012 @ 6:07pm CST
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on December 26th, 2012 @ 6:18pm CST
As for Jazz, there aren't enough new paint apps on him to justify the price. I've already got Hasbro Jazz, and am starting work on repainting him.
I'd actually consider buying Takara Jazz if they painted the headlights and grill greeblies metallic gray like they did the side engine parts, and put some fluorescent red on his haedlights.
Posted by Bounti76 on December 26th, 2012 @ 7:48pm CST
Posted by Sodan-1 on December 26th, 2012 @ 8:07pm CST
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on December 27th, 2012 @ 6:53am CST
Bounti76 wrote:Why are Takara Jazz and Hasbro Jazz's heads switched in the first picture? The colors of the heads don't match the blues on the bodies they're on until the second picture on.
Alfes likes to experiment with the figures he gets, like switching parts. Last time he switched RiD Optimus' and Nemesis' underarms.
Posted by Kibble on December 27th, 2012 @ 12:16pm CST
Mkall wrote:Adding paint to poor molds does not make the underlying molds any better either.
Agreed. These decos look MUCH nicer, but they're still pretty craptastic figures. It's difficult enough to swallow paying $40 a pop for nicer paint apps on good figures, but for crappy ones...aww hell no.
I really hope the new Star Wars figures are just the greatest things ever because it seems pretty retarded that they're ruining Transformers with the JV squad designing these garbage figures. I'm sure Star Wars is more popular, but the engineering demands are far less complex for that line, so it would seem to make the most sense to keep your best CAD engineers on TFs and put your best deco/artistry guys on Star Wars.
Posted by El Duque on December 28th, 2012 @ 12:38am CST
Posted by phase on December 28th, 2012 @ 12:45am CST
And I think these molds are fine.
Posted by KNM2012 on December 28th, 2012 @ 1:15am CST
Here's to the thought that wave 2 and beyond will be a whole lot better.
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 28th, 2012 @ 4:20am CST
Like his WFC counterpart, the FOC Optimus Prime could have been shiny on the legs too. Also, his hubcaps should have been gray like the rest.
I do love his shiny chest and the more vibrant neon-lines.
As for jazz, just being gray make him look less cheap than the original. The addition of a "side window" paint aps add a LOT for him. The only thing I dont really like is that they should have kept Hasbro's original brighter blue.
All in all, I'd like to have them. However, I dont want to pay 40$+ each for the Takara release. I may if there's ever a sale, but having already got the Hasbro ones for 10$ each will not justify spending 30-40$ MORE for EACH figures just to have fancier paint. Well, this apply for any Takare products.
Posted by The Variable on December 28th, 2012 @ 4:44am CST
The loss of overall whiteness on Jazz seems to drop the resemblance to the essential look of the character. Had I the money to get the Takara version, I would repurpose him as FoC Bluestreak.
Posted by Flakmaster on December 28th, 2012 @ 6:57am CST
I particularly like the silver plastic on Jazz.
It's better than the pasty white the Hasbro used on their version of the figure.