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In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08

Friday, April 26th, 2013 9:08AM CDT

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Japanese toy blogger Alfes 2010 has posted in-hand images of Takara Tomy's newly released Transformers Go! figures. The mainline figure images include comparison shots with their Hasbro counterparts. He's also posted images of the EG Collection figures in both robot and vehicles modes. Check out the images mirrored below.

G11 Hunter Optimus Prime
In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08

G12 Dragotron (Predaking)
In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08

G13 Hunter Shockwave
In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08

G14 Hunter Bumblebee
In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08

G15 Hunter Bulkhead
In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08

G16 Hunter Wheeljack
In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08

G17 Hunter Starscream
In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08

G18 Hunter Soundwave
In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08

EG Collection EG01 Optimus Prime, EG02 Bumblebee, EG03 Prowl, EG04 Smokescreen, EG05 Hound, EG06 Tank Megatron, EG07 Starscream, EG08 Airachnid
In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08
Credit(s): Alfes 2010
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08 (1482231)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 26th, 2013 @ 9:43am CDT
As far as I can tell, Go! Optimus Prime and Beast Hunters Optimus Prime have the same amount of paint, how shocking. The plastic colors are different, but that's it (ok, the paint on the rear windows is different too).

Let the rage begin :lol:
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08 (1482238)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 26th, 2013 @ 9:55am CDT
Minor differences all around.

I'll stick with Hasbro's toys.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08 (1482245)
Posted by Sodan-1 on April 26th, 2013 @ 10:11am CDT
Takara all the way. Relatively minor differences on some. Character altering differences on others. Predaking probably has the most insignificant differences. Surprised the wing frames aren't painted black. I'm after the Ultimate figure anyway, so no loss.

I'm after so few of the Beast Hunters molds that I can probably afford to splash out on the Go! line.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08 (1482246)
Posted by omega666 on April 26th, 2013 @ 10:14am CDT
Takara wins.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08 (1482251)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 26th, 2013 @ 10:26am CDT
So yeah. Wow. The Takara look SoooOOOooo much better. Mind you, I DO like a nice Roadbuster homage. But you know, I'd prefer it with a Roadbuster HEAD.

They really should do some new characters if they change the head sculpt and color. (Though I guess I COULD call him Roadbuster in the privacy of my own home.)

I guess it's little kids dictating the market, though... and those kids, they want 35 Batman figures with different accessories. :HEADHURTS: Me, I prefer the good ole days when a color swap gave you a seeker army of different characters.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08 (1482263)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 26th, 2013 @ 11:39am CDT
I still find it rather odd that Smokescreen and Airachnid, both Prime characters, are included with figures based off of characters from Generation One.

I guess I'm going to have to take a blue sharpie to that Optimus, should I get him. That green for his windows and Star Saber just doesn't look right.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08 (1482270)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on April 26th, 2013 @ 12:24pm CDT
Nice to see some love for Takara! ;)^ I'm really glad that the figures I really want look so much better over their Hasbro release...thanks again Takara you done good! :APPLAUSE:
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08 (1482290)
Posted by breakthru on April 26th, 2013 @ 1:23pm CDT
WOW! Takara all the way by a COUNTRY MILE!! So glad I held off and waited on these :D
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08 (1482295)
Posted by Delta Magnus on April 26th, 2013 @ 1:36pm CDT
The Takara versions just look so much better, especially Prime, he looks really good with the green replaced with blue.

Shockwave looks much better too, the Beast Armour actually looks great on the Japanese version.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08 (1482297)
Posted by Manterax Prime on April 26th, 2013 @ 1:42pm CDT
I've said it several times and I'll say it again. Prime is the only one worth getting. Everyone else looks surprisingly dull.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08 (1482324)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 26th, 2013 @ 3:03pm CDT
yeah, at LEAST it doesn't look like your little sister got a hold of it with the salmon nail polish. LOL.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08 (1482347)
Posted by Anonymous. on April 26th, 2013 @ 4:22pm CDT
Blue > Green
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08 (1482360)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on April 26th, 2013 @ 5:28pm CDT
It's amazing what Takara can do when they're not wasting their money making stupid Micron's.

So glad I pre-ordered G11 Hunter Optimus Prime instead of picking up the Hasbro version. :KREMZEEK:
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08 (1482420)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 26th, 2013 @ 9:47pm CDT
MightyMagnus78 wrote:It's amazing what Takara can do when they're not wasting their money making stupid Micron's.
And yet, those were a highly successful gimmick for them, helping to even grant them figures that Hasbro never released.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08 (1483101)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 29th, 2013 @ 10:36am CDT
Yeah, I have to say... I'd take those awesome Microns over the garbage Mech Tech weapons we saw here stateside (or the obnoxious rubber add-ons we're seeing this wave in Beast Hunters. Smokescreen looks silly... and Shockwave looks like bad Scooby Doo villain).

On the flip side, the Microns added a lot of value to me -- new characters, the fun of building a small model kit, a transforming Targetmaster weapon/partner.... If you have to add a gimmick, make it a Micron/Targetmaster/Headmaster, IMHO.

I think a real measure of their value is looking at the secondary market. There is a huge market for selling Microns on their own... collectors with huge collections... but a slim-to-none secondary market for Mech Tech weapons.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08 (1483104)
Posted by PrymeStriker on April 29th, 2013 @ 10:47am CDT
Predaking and Bumblebee's changes seem to be the most minor of all.

Optimus, Bulkhead, and Wheeljack don't look bad, but that doesn't necessarily mean they look good.

Shockwave looks like crap with that color scheme, especially that ugly blue. :SICK:

Same goes for Starscream and Soundwave. At first, the thorn for these two were their Hasbro color scheme. Now I learn that even Takara could not save these molds. Disgusting.

I'm waiting to see if Takara fixes any of Smokescreen's problems ( :PRAY: ). If not, unless they pull a Breakdown and release a Voyager Hardshell (or Deluxe. I'm desperate at this point), it looks like I'm skipping Takara's whole Transformers No! line. >:oP
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08 (1483122)
Posted by SkyWarpsGhost on April 29th, 2013 @ 1:11pm CDT
Takara Soundwaves' Alt mode plane/drone cockpit looks like Cobra Commanders' head!
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08 (1483137)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 29th, 2013 @ 1:59pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:Shockwave looks like crap with that color scheme, especially that ugly blue. :SICK:
He's not blue, he's metallic purple. Just a slightly darker shade than the Hasbro version, but shinier.

PrymeStriker wrote:Same goes for Starscream and Soundwave. At first, the thorn for these two were their Hasbro color scheme. Now I learn that even Takara could not save these molds. Disgusting.
So, you like neither haphazrdly-colored decos nor uniformly-colored decos? What else is there? "No decos"?

Well, do you think not even this custom saved Screamer's mold?

PrymeStriker wrote:I'm waiting to see if Takara fixes any of Smokescreen's problems ( :PRAY: ). If not, unless they pull a Breakdown and release a Voyager Hardshell (or Deluxe. I'm desperate at this point), it looks like I'm skipping Takara's whole Transformers No! line. >:oP
Not even the Samurai Team or the Ninja Team? Or any of the new-character Pred redecos like Gaidora?
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08 (1483140)
Posted by PrymeStriker on April 29th, 2013 @ 2:07pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:He's not blue, he's metallic purple. Just a slightly darker shade than the Hasbro version, but shinier.


I'm talking about the periwinkle-ish blue on his arms and shoulders, not the whole deco.

So, you like neither haphazrdly-colored decos nor uniformly-colored decos? What else is there? "No decos"?


What else is there? "No mold." I thought that was bluntly clear in my post. :???:

Well, do you think not even this custom saved Screamer's mold?


Another great custom from Cheetimus. But the mold still looks like horse manure.

PrymeStriker wrote:Not even the Samurai Team or the Ninja Team? Or any of the new-character Pred redecos like Gaidora?


Nope.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08 (1483142)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 29th, 2013 @ 2:16pm CDT
Okay. If Hasbro released that red Terrasaur version of Starscream, I'd pony up and buy it.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08 (1483144)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 29th, 2013 @ 2:18pm CDT
gothsaurus wrote:Okay. If Hasbro released that red Terrasaur version of Starscream, I'd pony up and buy it.


Agreed. Would make an excellent Dawn of Future's Past Terrorsaur.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08 (1483147)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 29th, 2013 @ 2:27pm CDT
That's where this year's TFCC Depth Charge is headed. Anything they "add" to the DoFP set will be bought on sight. Really nice collection, that one. (props to the club) AND yes... currently missing a decent Terrorsaur and Scorponok, among others.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08 (1483168)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 29th, 2013 @ 3:02pm CDT
gothsaurus wrote:That's where this year's TFCC Depth Charge is headed. Anything they "add" to the DoFP set will be bought on sight. Really nice collection, that one. (props to the club) AND yes... currently missing a decent Terrorsaur and Scorponok, among others.
It's a shame they won't use the Unicron Trilogy molds anymore, since both of Scorponok's pre-Earth designs used molds from those lines (Energon Scorponok body in "Dawn of Future's Past", Cybertron Shortround body in "Theft of the Golden Disk"). :-(

Terrorsaur also used Enegon Skyblast's body in "Theft", but also used a unique, non-toy design in "Dawn" that this Starscream could pass for. ;)
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G11 through G18 & EG01 through EG08 (1483171)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 29th, 2013 @ 3:15pm CDT
Yeah, those Energon molds like Skyblast and Shortround just felt a little forced to me. They just don't feel like those characters. I'd welcome some alternate versions if the club had some good options... but only if they were really spot-on.
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