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In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Bakudora

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Bakudora

Thursday, August 1st, 2013 8:27AM CDT

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Courtesy of HK-TF user James_lo we have a couple of images of Takara Tomy's Transformers Go! G07 Bakudora, a metallic redeco of Beast Hunters Deluxe Ripclaw with brand new head mold. Check out the comparison images below.

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Bakudora

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Bakudora
Credit(s): James_lo
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Bakudora (1508303)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 1st, 2013 @ 8:36am CDT
Pretty neat.

I still get a Deathsaurus vibe from him.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Bakudora (1508304)
Posted by Convotron on August 1st, 2013 @ 8:40am CDT
I'm still not onboard with the separation of colours in beastmode, particularly the blue head and black neck/body. However, Bakudora looks great in botmode to me.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Bakudora (1508305)
Posted by Joetx on August 1st, 2013 @ 8:41am CDT
Bakudora is so much better than Ripclaw.

Any guesses as to whether Hasbro will offer him here?
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Bakudora (1508306)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 1st, 2013 @ 8:42am CDT
Joetx wrote:Any guesses as to whether Hasbro will offer him here?


To be honest, I doubt the 'doras will see stateside retail.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Bakudora (1508309)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 1st, 2013 @ 8:54am CDT
Someone said Vangelus interviewed the Hasbro guys at BotCon and told him the Go! toys would not be coming stateside.

As for Bakudora, YOWZA! Gorgeous deco! :KREMZEEK:
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Bakudora (1508361)
Posted by Convotron on August 1st, 2013 @ 12:14pm CDT
Joetx wrote:Any guesses as to whether Hasbro will offer him here?


I can't see it happening.

The Go! versions of Lazerback, Ripclaw, Skystalker, and Grimwing have head sculpts with a facial aesthetic design that matches the Samurai and Ninja combiner teams. By that, I mean they have noses. It would stand out like a sore thumb.

Also consider that we already have the following repaints of the Predacons in Hasbro's offerings in the way of:

Vertebreak(Lazerback repaint) in wave 4 of Beast Hunters line

Skylynx(Skystalker repaint) in the Predacons Rising subline

Darksteel(Grimwing repaint) in of the Predacons Rising subline

I think that Ser-Ket could be a potential repaint of Ripclaw from Hasbro
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Bakudora (1508377)
Posted by Joetx on August 1st, 2013 @ 2:24pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Someone said Vangelus interviewed the Hasbro guys at BotCon and told him the Go! toys would not be coming stateside.


That's a shame. The 'doras look so much better than the Hasbro versions.

Plus, the combiner teams look quite sweet as well.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Bakudora (1508379)
Posted by Joetx on August 1st, 2013 @ 2:27pm CDT
Convotron wrote:
Joetx wrote:Any guesses as to whether Hasbro will offer him here?


I can't see it happening.

The Go! versions of Lazerback, Ripclaw, Skystalker, and Grimwing have head sculpts with a facial aesthetic design that matches the Samurai and Ninja combiner teams. By that, I mean they have noses. It would stand out like a sore thumb.

Also consider that we already have the following repaints of the Predacons in Hasbro's offerings in the way of:

Vertebreak(Lazerback repaint) in wave 4 of Beast Hunters line

Skylynx(Skystalker repaint) in the Predacons Rising subline

Darksteel(Grimwing repaint) in of the Predacons Rising subline

I think that Ser-Ket could be a potential repaint of Ripclaw from Hasbro


That's too bad. The new head sculpts, along w/ the color scheme changes, make the 'doras much more attractive. The repaints, although in some instances are an improvement, don't quite do it for me.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Bakudora (1508388)
Posted by Convotron on August 1st, 2013 @ 3:09pm CDT
I agree, the Go! versions of the Predacons look fantastic. It's too bad that for people outside of Japan, the toys can only be bought normally at the higher TakaraTomy MSRP as well as pay for shipping fees or markup prices if they're available at local specialty stores.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Bakudora (1508416)
Posted by xyl360 on August 1st, 2013 @ 6:29pm CDT
Yeah, they're expensive, but I gotta get em'. Besides the fact that they look super sweet, I'm also trying to get all of the Predacon repaints, at least those of Deluxe size or larger (still contemplating whether or not to snag the many Abominus/Abominus component repaints as I have the first version and it's not really that impressive to me at all).
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Bakudora (1508470)
Posted by PrymeStriker on August 1st, 2013 @ 10:34pm CDT
Bakudora - Oh, lord. This thing looks awful. The colors looks so disgusting together, and it doesn't help that he [looks like] a dude in a female's body. EasyPass.

Honestly. Budora is the only decent one thus far. We've yet to see Judora in-hand, but from the scans, he looks like vomit too. Dammit, Takara. What the hell are you doing? First, you make some new horsecrap molds, then you give us a bunch of unappealing repaints (save for Smokescreen), and then you screw up some Predacons, and finally you make a stupid TV miniseries. What are you guys smoking?
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Bakudora (1508476)
Posted by Bounti76 on August 1st, 2013 @ 11:05pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:Bakudora - Oh, lord. This thing looks awful. The colors looks so disgusting together, and it doesn't help that he [looks like] a dude in a female's body. EasyPass.


Yeah, I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees this. The hips are very curvy, the upper chest is prominent...it's only her head that prevents Ripclaw from immediately being identified as a female. Putting a new head on that body just doesn't cut it, in this case.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Bakudora (1508529)
Posted by noctorro on August 2nd, 2013 @ 4:40am CDT
I'm I the only one who thinks the japanese suck at naming their transformers?
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Bakudora (1508545)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 2nd, 2013 @ 7:53am CDT
noctorro wrote:I'm I the only one who thinks the japanese suck at naming their transformers?


To us English speakers the names may sound like nonsense, but there is some Japanese linguistics involved:

Bakudora: "Baku" means burst or explosion, while "dora" is short for "doragon" or dragon.
Gaidora: Given his function, "Gai" means supernatural.
Goradora: Not yet confirmed, but I read somewhere that "Gora" can mean "Terror" in Sanskrit ( घोर "Ghorá"). Japanese doesn't limit itself to English or Japanese for names.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Bakudora (1508729)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 2nd, 2013 @ 7:03pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:and finally you make a stupid TV miniseries.
What would this be?
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Bakudora (1508745)
Posted by PrymeStriker on August 2nd, 2013 @ 7:38pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:and finally you make a stupid TV miniseries.
What would this be?


TV miniseries.

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