In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailbreaker and Hoist

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailbreaker and Hoist

Friday, November 22nd, 2013 8:52AM CST

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Takara Tomy's Hisashi Yuki has taken to his Twitter account to start hyping their soon to be released Generations figures TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailbreaker and Hoist. TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug features some metallic gold paint applications and a blue head, however he does not come with the remolded head found on Hasbro's Goldfire. The TG-27 Trailbreaker and Hoist two-pack also features the line's signature metallic paint and also gives Trailbreaker a G1 toy accurate red visor. Enough of a differences to favor these guys over their Hasbro counterparts? Decide for yourself in the images mirrored below.

Transformers News: Im-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailbreaker

Transformers News: Im-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailbreaker

Transformers News: Im-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailbreaker

Transformers News: Im-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailbreaker

Transformers News: Im-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailbreaker

Transformers News: Im-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailbreaker

Transformers News: Im-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailbreaker

Transformers News: Im-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailbreaker

Transformers News: Im-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailbreaker
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailbreaker and Hoist (1531297)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 22nd, 2013 @ 8:56am CST
Wait, where's the Goldbug head? All I see is the regular Bumblebee head painted blue. :-?
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailbreaker and Hoist (1531302)
Posted by Mkall on November 22nd, 2013 @ 9:21am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Wait, where's the Goldbug head? All I see is the regular Bumblebee head painted blue. :-?

The Takara version was always solicited with a repainted head.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailbreaker and Hoist (1531303)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 22nd, 2013 @ 9:25am CST
El Duque wrote:TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug features some metallic gold paint applications and a blue head, however he does come with the remolded head found on Hasbro's Goldfire.


That's why I'm asking. I always thought he had the regular head painted blue and nothing more.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailbreaker and Hoist (1531304)
Posted by El Duque on November 22nd, 2013 @ 9:44am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
El Duque wrote:TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug features some metallic gold paint applications and a blue head, however he does come with the remolded head found on Hasbro's Goldfire.


That's why I'm asking. I always thought he had the regular head painted blue and nothing more.


My bad, I was trying to make a point that he doesn't come with the Goldfire head and managed to completely screw that up with a missing "not". :oops:
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailbreaker and Hoist (1531305)
Posted by RhA on November 22nd, 2013 @ 9:58am CST
BBBGB (yeah) looks better and better. Time for another BBB? Guess so.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailbreaker and Hoist (1531313)
Posted by megatronus on November 22nd, 2013 @ 10:36am CST
That Hoist/Trailcutter 2-pack is looking slick!
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailbreaker and Hoist (1531318)
Posted by GuyIncognito on November 22nd, 2013 @ 10:41am CST
When I have TB and Hoist in bot mode, I push the torso part all the way down so the front bumper is pointing more downward and that panel in front of the head is flush with the hood. Am I doing it "wrong"?
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailbreaker and Hoist (1531323)
Posted by Sodan-1 on November 22nd, 2013 @ 11:01am CST
Bumblebug looks very, very good but I have precisely no desire to own it. It'll be a pass for sure.

TG-27 is all kinds of bought. Those two will do very nicely indeed. My only gripe is I wish Trailbreak still had that bloody blue visor. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailbreaker and Hoist (1531324)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 22nd, 2013 @ 11:04am CST
They all look great.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailbreaker and Hoist (1531367)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on November 22nd, 2013 @ 3:23pm CST
Awww crap!!! I so wanted this Goldbug mold but the 2 tone gold and yellow...HasTak WTF??? :sad: I expect Hasbro to screw up paint apps but not you HasTak c'mon! Well at least Trailbreaker makes up for the loss. I hope I find him on eBay soon as a single and for the right price...'nuff said! :VEHI:
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailbreaker and Hoist (1531383)
Posted by Rated X on November 22nd, 2013 @ 4:52pm CST
Any comparison shots next to the Hasbro versions of Trailbreaker/Hoist ? I cant tell the difference...
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailbreaker and Hoist (1531422)
Posted by fenrir72 on November 22nd, 2013 @ 11:59pm CST
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailbreaker and Hoist (1531481)
Posted by Manterax Prime on November 23rd, 2013 @ 6:47pm CST
@Nemesis Destron, HasTak refers to both Hasbro and Takara, so it's not HasTak that has disappointed you, it's Takara.

And I'm not surprised Takara screwed up again. Their track record this year just goes to show that the guys at Hasbro know what they're doing when it comes to Generations.

Lest we forget the abomination of paint that is Takara Rhinox.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailbreaker and Hoist (1531496)
Posted by fenrir72 on November 23rd, 2013 @ 9:48pm CST
Nemesis Destron wrote:Awww crap!!! I so wanted this Goldbug mold but the 2 tone gold and yellow...HasTak WTF??? :sad: I expect Hasbro to screw up paint apps but not you HasTak c'mon! Well at least Trailbreaker makes up for the loss. I hope I find him on eBay soon as a single and for the right price...'nuff said! :VEHI:


Two tone? Is that the metallic paint apps on his bumpers? If implemented correctly this attempt to simulate the "chrome" effect may be great. Too early to tell if really sucks given that the pics aren't as good as the one's used by Ryan.

If the base figure is painted metallic gold and a separate glossier gold for the bumper then it might come out great(doubtful because it would add to the cost) but if it is just the pvc + the gold shiny type paint then it indeed looks awkward.

I noticed the trend when during the G1 years, Takara/Hasbro used to use a more glossy type of plastic. During TFA, they shifted to that matte like rough finish similar to City Commander. Tomy has been using that type of plastic on recent figs like TG24 and TG25. The rougher dull plastic tends to contrast against the glossy paint...........looking good in some aspects will, yeah,sticking out like a sore thumb. Replicating the G2 Bumblebee type finish would have been better.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailbreaker and Hoist (1531498)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 23rd, 2013 @ 10:34pm CST
Rated X wrote:Any comparison shots next to the Hasbro versions of Trailbreaker/Hoist ? I cant tell the difference...
Here ya'are.

Hasbro


Takara


Seems they both tried for their own take on comic-accuracy and/or toy-accuracy, which makes sense since these are comic-inspired bodies and cartoon colors no longer apply anymore (it is a dead cartoon after all, while the comics are for adults). ;)
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailbreaker and Hoist (1531505)
Posted by Manterax Prime on November 23rd, 2013 @ 11:55pm CST
Added silver is nice on Trailcutter. Hoist provides yet another time for me to say: NO DIFFERENCE WHAT SO EVER!!! And, the darker/metallic color does not count. It's still green and orange with the exact same paint apps.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailbreaker and Hoist (1531509)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 24th, 2013 @ 12:05am CST
Manterax Prime wrote:Added silver is nice on Trailcutter. Hoist provides yet another time for me to say: NO DIFFERENCE WHAT SO EVER!!! And, the darker/metallic color does not count. It's still green and orange with the exact same paint apps.
Hasbro: Dead-looking dark yellow eyes
Takara: Lively blue eyes
;)
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailbreaker and Hoist (1531514)
Posted by Shadowstream on November 24th, 2013 @ 12:57am CST
So the only difference between them is the equivalent of taking a silver sharpie to the existing Hasbro versions. :lol:
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailbreaker and Hoist (1531517)
Posted by Manterax Prime on November 24th, 2013 @ 1:14am CST
Shadowstream wrote:So the only difference between them is the equivalent of taking a silver sharpie to the existing Hasbro versions. :lol:


Pretty much. Same with eyes. You want blue eyes on Hoist, grab a small paint brush and do it yourself.

Also, Hoist is supposed to have yellow eyes. :P
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailbreaker and Hoist (1531518)
Posted by fenrir72 on November 24th, 2013 @ 1:26am CST
Ryan's Hoist has blue optics too. :???: The yellow optics is in the toy while in the anime he had blue.

Again, unlike Ryan's pics,which is hi res I assume, the Tomy version will most probably use a different type of PVC which can't be easily distinguished.. Seen the difference between the Orion Pax Tomy and the Hasbro version.

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