New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 7:42PM CDT

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We're still going! Before we get the avalanche of new Transformers: Age of Extinction toys hits, Seibertron.com is making sure as many products are covered in its famous, professional galleries - and it's time for some more Takara Tomy Generations. Check out below some highlights from the galleries for TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream, featuring metallic repaints of their Hasbro counterparts, and both based on their Fall of Cybertron appearances. Click on any of the images for the full gallery!


Transformers Generations Grimlock

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream


Transformers Generations Starscream

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream
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Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1561917)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 1st, 2014 @ 7:57pm CDT
I covet that Takara-Tomy Grimlock with his G1-accurate red abs and pelvis. I've got the Hasbro one from the two-pack with Bruticus, and that chromed gold looks lovely, but I'll settle for the more subdued golden/bronze chrome if it means better paint applications elsewhere on the figure.
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1561928)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 1st, 2014 @ 8:41pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:I covet that Takara-Tomy Grimlock with his G1-accurate red abs and pelvis.
Not to mention game-accurate.
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1561939)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 1st, 2014 @ 9:22pm CDT
True, but I want that one specifically for my Classics shelf! :) I don't know why this mold doesn't get more respect. It's a very good update for the original G1 Grimlock and manages to homage the vintage Transformation scheme quite well. Plus, he scales REALLY nicely with Classics Voyager Optimus Prime.
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1561945)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on April 1st, 2014 @ 10:09pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:I covet that Takara-Tomy Grimlock with his G1-accurate red abs and pelvis.
Not to mention game-accurate.


I bought one during a "toy hunt" in Hong Kong. It's awesome.

If only he were leader class, he'd be my definitive neo-G1 Grimlock for my MP collection. I know there's already an MP Grimlock, but I just have this peeve against the non-accurate T-Rex alt mode. I know that's how he was depicted in the G1 cartoons as well as the original toy, but I just prefer a more "updated" T-Rex mode.
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1561965)
Posted by Rated X on April 2nd, 2014 @ 12:24am CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:True, but I want that one specifically for my Classics shelf! :) I don't know why this mold doesn't get more respect. It's a very good update for the original G1 Grimlock and manages to homage the vintage Transformation scheme quite well. Plus, he scales REALLY nicely with Classics Voyager Optimus Prime.



The mold gets so much hate because of the fugly dino tail. I had to buy the Zenith Forge and Iron Factory upgrade sets plus an Artek gun to get him looking really good in robot mode. it's a shame those sets were never done in the takara grey plastic or even for the red version.
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1562004)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 2nd, 2014 @ 10:08am CDT
Yeah, the tail is sort of thick and stubby, but it's a robot dinosaur. The G1 Grimlock is a bad approximation of a real T-Rex as well. I'd say the Generations mold is an improvement in that regard.
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1562099)
Posted by Amelie on April 2nd, 2014 @ 5:24pm CDT
[color=deeppink]That Starscream looks awfully... pink. Would only take a swap of the blue for something else and it would easily pass for a new character.

Ryan - did it look that pink when you had it in hand, or is this some kinda photo trickery?[/color]
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1562123)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 2nd, 2014 @ 7:48pm CDT
Amelie wrote:[color=deeppink]That Starscream looks awfully... pink. Would only take a swap of the blue for something else and it would easily pass for a new character.

Ryan - did it look that pink when you had it in hand, or is this some kinda photo trickery?[/color]
I think you might need to adjust your monitor since the Takara one makes Hasbro's Starscream look pink.
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1562132)
Posted by Amelie on April 2nd, 2014 @ 8:17pm CDT
[color=deeppink]My monitor is fine, Sabr - Haven't noticed any colour issues with it.

Nah, thats clearly a cerise kinda tone, when compared to

and I had to double check in Gimp - even that said it [FOC Starscream] was pink :P
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Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1562135)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on April 2nd, 2014 @ 8:20pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Amelie wrote:[color=deeppink]That Starscream looks awfully... pink. Would only take a swap of the blue for something else and it would easily pass for a new character.

Ryan - did it look that pink when you had it in hand, or is this some kinda photo trickery?[/color]
I think you might need to adjust your monitor since the Takara one makes Hasbro's Starscream look pink.


Actually, I'm seeing the same thing as Amelie. The TT version does look like pinkish metal.
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1562138)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 2nd, 2014 @ 8:24pm CDT
Oh, THAT Starscream. I thought you meant the Armada one (I momentarily forgot about the FOC one). Whoops. :oops:
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1562141)
Posted by Amelie on April 2nd, 2014 @ 8:30pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Oh, THAT Starscream. I thought you meant the Armada one (I momentarily forgot about the FOC one). Whoops. :oops:


Lol. I'll forgive you. :HEADHURTS:
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1562239)
Posted by xyl360 on April 3rd, 2014 @ 5:28am CDT
Amelie wrote:[color=deeppink]That Starscream looks awfully... pink. Would only take a swap of the blue for something else and it would easily pass for a new character.

Ryan - did it look that pink when you had it in hand, or is this some kinda photo trickery?[/color]

They're both pink/fuchsia because that's the color he was in the game. The darker, more metallic tones used on the Takara version are more game accurate, but neither one (Hasbro or Takara) is red.

I've got all of the FoC seeker variants so far except Takara's Thundercracker, which I've got on preorder.

I definitely prefer Takara's Starscream and Skywarp for their more metallic tones and better game accuracy, but Hasbro's aren't bad. I really like that Hasbro is being consistent with their Thundercrackers, using the same darker tone of blue for their MP and now their FoC versions as they used on their Generations Earth mode deluxe. It's a really nice color scheme for TC even if it isn't really show accurate or game accurate. It just looks nice :).
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1562756)
Posted by Flux Convoy on April 4th, 2014 @ 5:39pm CDT
I have both the Takara Grimlock and Starscream. I think they are far superior decos to the Hasbro releases for who they are meant to be in that universe. I keep the Hasbro version of that Starscream at my desk because I think the mold is fun. Just need a Sunstorm from it. :)
:BOT:
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1562803)
Posted by xyl360 on April 4th, 2014 @ 10:28pm CDT
Flux Convoy wrote:I have both the Takara Grimlock and Starscream. I think they are far superior decos to the Hasbro releases for who they are meant to be in that universe. I keep the Hasbro version of that Starscream at my desk because I think the mold is fun. Just need a Sunstorm from it. :)
:BOT:

Yeah, I wish they'd do all the Seekers from it, including (if possible through some minor modding) the coneheads. That would be sweet.
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1562808)
Posted by shajaki on April 4th, 2014 @ 10:47pm CDT
xyl360 wrote:I wish they'd do all the Seekers from it, including (if possible through some minor modding) the coneheads. That would be sweet.

with all the seeker love we've gotten the past couple years im actually surprised they havent conehead'd this mold.

but what would be EVEN better than coneheads (this being a cybertronian jet close enough to the tatra jet) is the rainmakers or welcoming committee. whats like without dreams eh?
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1562814)
Posted by xyl360 on April 4th, 2014 @ 11:27pm CDT
shajaki wrote:
xyl360 wrote:I wish they'd do all the Seekers from it, including (if possible through some minor modding) the coneheads. That would be sweet.

with all the seeker love we've gotten the past couple years im actually surprised they havent conehead'd this mold.

but what would be EVEN better than coneheads (this being a cybertronian jet close enough to the tatra jet) is the rainmakers or welcoming committee. whats like without dreams eh?

Yeah, Sunstorm, Acid Storm and (finally?) an Ice Storm would be amazing from that mold.
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1562844)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 5th, 2014 @ 2:41am CDT
Sunstorm and the yellow "Rainmaker" are two different guys, actually. Sunstorm appeared in More Than Meets the Eye Part 1 along with two different blue seekers and a purple one. The yellow and blue Rainmakers have yet to be named. Acid storm, the green one, is the only name we have so far for that trio.
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1562876)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 5th, 2014 @ 8:26am CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:Sunstorm and the yellow "Rainmaker" are two different guys, actually. Sunstorm appeared in More Than Meets the Eye Part 1 along with two different blue seekers and a purple one. The yellow and blue Rainmakers have yet to be named. Acid storm, the green one, is the only name we have so far for that trio.
Right. Though, BotCon 2013 finally gave official names to the purple Seeker and the teal Seeker who appeared alongside Sunstorm: "Hotlink" and "Bitstream", respectively.

And the yellow and blue Rainmakers were finally given official designators (but not names) by the Loyal Subjects after all these years: "the Yellow Seeker" and "the Blue Seeker", respectively. :-B
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1562877)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 5th, 2014 @ 8:28am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:Sunstorm and the yellow "Rainmaker" are two different guys, actually. Sunstorm appeared in More Than Meets the Eye Part 1 along with two different blue seekers and a purple one. The yellow and blue Rainmakers have yet to be named. Acid storm, the green one, is the only name we have so far for that trio.
Right. Though, BotCon 2013 finally gave official names to the purple Seeker and the teal Seeker who appeared alongside Sunstorm: "Hotlink" and "Bitstream", respectively.

And the yellow and blue Rainmakers were finally given official designators (but not names) by the Loyal Subjects after all these years: "the Yellow Seeker" and "the Blue Seeker", respectively. :-B


And FunPub admitted that the "Rainmakers" name of the Troop Builder set of last year was a big misnomer.

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