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In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex

Friday, September 27th, 2013 9:02AM CDT

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Alfes 2010 has tweeted some images of the recently released Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper. The images include a couple of comparison shots with the previously released Hasbro and SDCC exclusive versions. The Takara release features additional painted details, a chrome face, and painted silver thighs, and two large red guns. Check out the images mirrored below.

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex (1520364)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on September 27th, 2013 @ 9:22am CDT
I saw this at my local hobby store, but after taking a careful look at my man-cave, there was just no space left for such a massive figure.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex (1520378)
Posted by megatronus on September 27th, 2013 @ 9:49am CDT
Hmmm... one Takara Metroplex, or 3 Hasbro Metroplexes from CostCo.

:-?

I think the choice is clear, here.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex (1520385)
Posted by rpetras on September 27th, 2013 @ 10:12am CDT
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:I saw this at my local hobby store, but after taking a careful look at my man-cave, there was just no space left for such a massive figure.


Let it sit in your chair when you are not there. :D
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex (1520391)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on September 27th, 2013 @ 10:23am CDT
Sold!!! ;)^ :VEHI:
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex (1520399)
Posted by YRQRM0 on September 27th, 2013 @ 11:14am CDT
One does not simply be happy with their hasbro version when this one exists.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex (1520517)
Posted by Metrosuplex on September 27th, 2013 @ 11:46pm CDT
My eyes have trouble seeing the differences. I guess if I could see all 3 in front of me, I might care a little more... >:oP

megatronus wrote:Hmmm... one Takara Metroplex, or 3 Hasbro Metroplexes from CostCo.

:-?

I think the choice is clear, here.


Kind of how I feel about it. Wouldn't it be better to get 3 Vanilla's and paint one or two? I guess it would be a massive artistic undertaking, but I have to believe you'd end up with some results worthy of pride and display. :x
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex (1520520)
Posted by megatronus on September 28th, 2013 @ 12:23am CDT
Metrosuplex wrote:My eyes have trouble seeing the differences. I guess if I could see all 3 in front of me, I might care a little more... >:oP

megatronus wrote:Hmmm... one Takara Metroplex, or 3 Hasbro Metroplexes from CostCo.

:-?

I think the choice is clear, here.


Kind of how I feel about it. Wouldn't it be better to get 3 Vanilla's and paint one or two? I guess it would be a massive artistic undertaking, but I have to believe you'd end up with some results worthy of pride and display. :x

I'm not much of a painter, but the stickers will do most of the job.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex (1520589)
Posted by Ultra Markus on September 28th, 2013 @ 1:40pm CDT
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:I saw this at my local hobby store, but after taking a careful look at my man-cave, there was just no space left for such a massive figure.

then make room... there should always be room for one more when it comes to Transformers
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex (1520674)
Posted by fenrir72 on September 29th, 2013 @ 2:54am CDT
He comes with a label sheet too?
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex (1523232)
Posted by Cobalt Prime on October 11th, 2013 @ 9:44am CDT
I'm pretty sure that this is the version I want. The chrome face was a major aesthetic point of the original G1 version to me. Without it, it's like ZZ Topp without the beards!
One important question that I can't seem to find an answer to tho- Are the electronics, particularly the sounds different?
Does he spew Japanese instead of English or is it the same sounds as the Hasbro one? :-?
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex (1523470)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on October 12th, 2013 @ 12:31pm CDT
Just checked mine and the speech is all english, with effects sounding like they were lifted from FOC. This figure is fantastic by the way, the additional paint apps make this the best version imo. I'd much rather one of these than 3 of the bog standard US release. Mine arrived yesterday thanks to kapow toys.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex (1524099)
Posted by Cobalt Prime on October 15th, 2013 @ 7:47pm CDT
Banjo-Tron wrote:Just checked mine and the speech is all english, with effects sounding like they were lifted from FOC. This figure is fantastic by the way, the additional paint apps make this the best version imo. I'd much rather one of these than 3 of the bog standard US release. Mine arrived yesterday thanks to kapow toys.


Sweet. That's made up my mind then. Thanks! :D
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex (1524143)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on October 16th, 2013 @ 2:18am CDT
Here are some pictures, I luuurve this figure.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex (1524463)
Posted by xyl360 on October 17th, 2013 @ 3:21pm CDT
I opened mine up yesterday and all I can say is WOW!!! I haven't even put on any of the decals yet and I don't think he needs them, at least not in bot mode (haven't transformed him yet and I'm not sure that I will). He is massive and the paint details all over him are great. That little Scamper figure is badass too. I think this guy was definitely worth the price (though I still want Planet X to do an FoC version :P).
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex (1527066)
Posted by Metrosuplex on October 30th, 2013 @ 11:59pm CDT
megatronus wrote:I'm not much of a painter, but the stickers will do most of the job.


In retrospect, this guy is pretty MASSIVE. Even if you DID decide to paint it... I'm left wondering if you'd spend the difference in paint supplies! :lol:

I'd seriously love to paint him... but the project seems too overwhelming and complex... not to mention the general difficulty one would presumably face when trying to take apart a figure of this size (i.e. how do you remove ratchet joints?!?).

I'm sure someone will have one done sooner or later. It'd be especially interesting if Metro got converted into a Fort Max or got part-robbed to enhance some combiner. :-?

I sincerely hope Hasbro decides to release more GIANTS like Metro. It'd be a pretty sweet 2014 XMAS... :PRAY:
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex (1527095)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 31st, 2013 @ 3:48am CDT
The good and bad on his metallic decals. The good first. If you make a mistake, you can still peel it off to readjust but on certain areas like his left shoulder joint and the hinge just above his robo butt, the bad, it won't stay in place when folded. #-o

And besides the loose/useless visor gimmick........... :BOWDOWN:
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex (1527121)
Posted by Mkall on October 31st, 2013 @ 9:24am CDT
fenrir72 wrote:And besides the loose/useless visor gimmick........... :BOWDOWN:

After I finish moving into my new place, I plan on dismantling the head and removing that visor.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex (1527796)
Posted by Son of Carl on November 3rd, 2013 @ 7:21pm CST
Mkall wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:And besides the loose/useless visor gimmick........... :BOWDOWN:

After I finish moving into my new place, I plan on dismantling the head and removing that visor.


My visor just kind of fell off. Which is okay, because I prefer him without it.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex (1527801)
Posted by xyl360 on November 3rd, 2013 @ 7:52pm CST
Son of Carl wrote:
Mkall wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:And besides the loose/useless visor gimmick........... :BOWDOWN:

After I finish moving into my new place, I plan on dismantling the head and removing that visor.


My visor just kind of fell off. Which is okay, because I prefer him without it.

I actually like the visor and I have him displayed with it deployed.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex (1527820)
Posted by Arctorro on November 3rd, 2013 @ 9:15pm CST
xyl360 wrote:
Son of Carl wrote:
Mkall wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:And besides the loose/useless visor gimmick........... :BOWDOWN:

After I finish moving into my new place, I plan on dismantling the head and removing that visor.


My visor just kind of fell off. Which is okay, because I prefer him without it.

I actually like the visor and I have him displayed with it deployed.
I can ONLY display mine with the visor deployed, but that's okay, because I prefer it as well.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex (1527850)
Posted by fenrir72 on November 4th, 2013 @ 12:47am CST
I don't technically mind it. What bothers me is that they implemented a slightly ineffective gimmick.

Kind of like the Blitzwing design on the non connecting shoulders and boosters. I wonder how that managed to escape the eye of QC/final product approval.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex (1527853)
Posted by xyl360 on November 4th, 2013 @ 1:00am CST
fenrir72 wrote:I don't technically mind it. What bothers me is that they implemented a slightly ineffective gimmick.

Kind of like the Blitzwing design on the non connecting shoulders and boosters. I wonder how that managed to escape the eye of QC/final product approval.

Mine works OK, but I did have to jack around with it to make it work correctly. It seems out of the box, one of the pegs or whatever on the visor was slightly misaligned so it kept getting stuck. Once I aligned it, it seemed to work OK for the most part (though it does occasionally get out of alignment again at which point I have to do the same thing to fix it).
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex (1527859)
Posted by fenrir72 on November 4th, 2013 @ 3:04am CST
@xyl360

Thanks for the Blitzwing fix btw. Concerning your trouble with the visor, do you need to disassemble the head or what?
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex (1527861)
Posted by xyl360 on November 4th, 2013 @ 3:09am CST
fenrir72 wrote:@xyl360

Thanks for the Blitzwing fix btw. Concerning your trouble with the visor, do you need to disassemble the head or what?

No, I didn't disassemble it, I simply flipped the head back as though I was going into city mode and reached my fingers underneath and wiggled the visor around to get it to line up after noticing that one side wasn't even with the other. I heard a "click" and then put it back down into head mode and rotated his left antenna down to deploy the visor and it popped into place properly without any trouble. It seems that the right side of it gets off track sometimes.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex (1528832)
Posted by Flux Convoy on November 9th, 2013 @ 3:51am CST
Little late to the party here. I really prefer the look of the Takara version to the SDCC. Especially after becoming so frustrated with the stickers. The paint detailing on the Takara one is all the stuff I thought it needed. Anyone want an SDCC Metroplex with some stickers applied for $300 shipped? Some of the leg ramp stickers were carefully trimmed with a razor knife to fit correctly PM if interested in details.
:BOT:
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-23 Metroplex (1528931)
Posted by fenrir72 on November 9th, 2013 @ 8:06pm CST
Being a small minded organic being who just can't get no satisfaction, TG-23 is indeed the best version with a caveat (wished his hips were chromed like your SDCC version).
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