In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Samurai Team

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Samurai Team

Friday, June 14th, 2013 11:52PM CDT

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Google Plus user goraw GEN has shared in-hand images of Takara Tomy's Transformers Go! Samurai Combiner team, Kenzan, Jinbu, and Ganoh. These images give us our best look to date at the figures. It appears each comes with a separate combiner head rather than having the entire process integrated. Images mirrored below:

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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Samurai Team (1495466)
Posted by Trikeboy on June 14th, 2013 @ 11:59pm CDT
Honestly, these look like something from a completely different toy line, not Transformers. They look similar to the KIA toyline in Korea. Actually, I'm really not interested in having these in my collection.
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Posted by RAcast on June 15th, 2013 @ 12:10am CDT
I knew it was coming but...YIKES, that's a lot of backpack. I hope the Shinobi team fares better, they certainly look better in every robot mode as far as I can tell so far.
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Posted by Sabrblade on June 15th, 2013 @ 12:38am CDT
"Ganoh", eh? Guess we finally got an official spelling.
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Posted by The Variable on June 15th, 2013 @ 12:45am CDT
The individual robots are rather leggy, aren't they? But I like the fact that they're essentially Getter Robo style combiners. I can already imagine the head and armor portion appearing in a burst of energy and slamming into position after the three components link up.
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Posted by welcometothedarksyde on June 15th, 2013 @ 1:13am CDT
Damn these things look awkward. You know, you would have thought that the entirely extra block of plastic for the head/shoulders could have allowed for a ball joint. The concept of samurai Transformers is cool, but the effect is lost when they look so awkward/static. These would have to be at least better molded for me to be interested in even buying them at retail
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Posted by TimothyR on June 15th, 2013 @ 2:33am CDT
at first i really didn't like these guys at all.. but now i'm starting to warm up to them.. i wish they were being released over here.. i really like the 3 different combinations for them.. and the extra parts for each combination.

however.. part of me still thinks that these guys look a little like a big lots transformers knock off.
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Posted by cybeast on June 15th, 2013 @ 4:49am CDT
Am I the only one who see Blue's combined face as "grinning" of some sort? #-o
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 15th, 2013 @ 5:07am CDT
Just an FYI to everyone, the combiner head pieces do attach to the robot modes so at least they have someplace to go. ;)

Even though they sport backpacks in combiner mode (which obviously can't be helped) I find it better arranged than some of the Energon Powerlink ones.
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Posted by Dead Metal on June 15th, 2013 @ 5:15am CDT
Well, the plastic quality and the detailing look kinda nice. So yay?

I just really really find it hard to like these.

They don't look like they belong in the TF Prime line, they don't even look like they belong in any TF line ever. Plus they look awkward and compromised in every mode.
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Posted by Mykltron on June 15th, 2013 @ 6:33am CDT
Dead Metal wrote:Well, the plastic quality and the detailing look kinda nice. So yay?

I just really really find it hard to like these.

They don't look like they belong in the TF Prime line, they don't even look like they belong in any TF line ever. Plus they look awkward and compromised in every mode.


Don't they look like they'd fit into the post g1 things, like Victory etc.?

I quite like the combined mode, I might be interested just for having three of possibilities, except they'll cost too much.
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Posted by Razama on June 15th, 2013 @ 7:56am CDT
Takara needs to stick to paint jobs and small alterations, and leave the robot building to hasbro.. these look soo... unbalanced. i cant see these next to my transformers prime collection much less the neo classics. no.
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Posted by craggy on June 15th, 2013 @ 10:22am CDT
pre-ordered the gift set of these guys. But not sure I'll keep it.

They look good, I like the combination gimmick but there's something off about them. Hmmm. Maybe need to see a proper review of them.
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 15th, 2013 @ 10:29am CDT
Mykltron wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:Well, the plastic quality and the detailing look kinda nice. So yay?

I just really really find it hard to like these.

They don't look like they belong in the TF Prime line, they don't even look like they belong in any TF line ever. Plus they look awkward and compromised in every mode.


Don't they look like they'd fit into the post g1 things, like Victory etc.?


They're more Brave-like in nature, really. Then again, one could argue Victory laid the foundation for Brave, with all the combiners and Victory Saber especially (gotta have those boots!).
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Posted by RAcast on June 15th, 2013 @ 10:55am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Just an FYI to everyone, the combiner head pieces do attach to the robot modes so at least they have someplace to go. ;)

Even though they sport backpacks in combiner mode (which obviously can't be helped) I find it better arranged than some of the Energon Powerlink ones.

Very true, very true. Though some of those Energon fellows did pretty well, like Inferno (giant dual shoulder cannnons ftw).
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Posted by hinomars19 on June 15th, 2013 @ 12:12pm CDT
If you'r a fan of Japanese style robots, these definitely scratch an itch! Although it's a damn shame they are not a lot closer to retail prices. I'd love them, but they are too expensive from what I can find.
And to be honest, they wouldn't really look out of place with CarRobot/RiD figures ;) In fact they excite me they way they did back in 2000 when Beast Machines left me cold. Sadly this time around...I fear I need my money for MPs...
Why do they cost so much? Or am I just seeing inflated import prices? Over £30-£40 for each bot on Kapow. Haven't searched ebay.
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Posted by craggy on June 15th, 2013 @ 6:19pm CDT
hinomars19 wrote:
Why do they cost so much? Or am I just seeing inflated import prices? Over £30-£40 for each bot on Kapow. Haven't searched ebay.

I think I can guess at part of the answer to this.

They're Takara exclusives, so far. That automatically bumps them up an extra ten-twenty quid over a normal toy. They're also pretty big. Each one looks to be around Voyager height. And...Kapow. Sometimes the price you pay for someone else importing stuff is an inflated retail price, but you do get the guarantee that that's all you'll pay, as opposed to importing from elsewhere in the world and possibly getting customs charges on top of much, much higher postage fees.
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Posted by Sabrblade on June 15th, 2013 @ 9:32pm CDT
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Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 15th, 2013 @ 11:29pm CDT
craggy wrote:pre-ordered the gift set of these guys. But not sure I'll keep it.

They look good, I like the combination gimmick but there's something off about them. Hmmm. Maybe need to see a proper review of them.


There's a gift set? Anything different from ordering all three separate?
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Posted by Sabrblade on June 16th, 2013 @ 12:17am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
craggy wrote:pre-ordered the gift set of these guys. But not sure I'll keep it.

They look good, I like the combination gimmick but there's something off about them. Hmmm. Maybe need to see a proper review of them.


There's a gift set? Anything different from ordering all three separate?
Nope. Just straight up repackaged, unaltered figures a la the giftsets of the good old days. ;)
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Posted by LOST Cybertronian on June 16th, 2013 @ 1:05am CDT
Seibertron member Sabrblade has pointed us in the direction of 4 new videos showing off the electronic lights and sounds features of Transformers Go! Kenzan. These videos come to us courtesy of Youtube member D Tagoal. Brush up on your Japanese and check out the embedded videos below.







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