New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock

Transformers News: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock

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You've seen the Takara Tomy Generations version the other day, now it's time for another shiny repaint of the king - in Seibertron.com's new full gallery of Transformers Platinum Edition Grimlock! The set also includes an effectively identical to the SDCC 2012 exclusive deco of the Generations mult-deluxe combiner Bruticus, whose gallery can be viewed here. Click on any of the images below to view the whole Grimlock gallery!

Platinum Edition Grimlock

Transformers News: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock

Transformers News: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock

Transformers News: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock

Transformers News: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock

Transformers News: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock

Transformers News: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock

Transformers News: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock

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Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1562252)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 3rd, 2014 @ 7:58am CDT
The metallic paint is so shiny it almost looks like satin.

Though, it also has an eerie green tint to it that looks off.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1562293)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 3rd, 2014 @ 10:16am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:The metallic paint is so shiny it almost looks like satin.

Though, it also has an eerie green tint to it that looks off.


Are you sure it's paint and not chrome?
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1562297)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 3rd, 2014 @ 10:21am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:The metallic paint is so shiny it almost looks like satin.

Though, it also has an eerie green tint to it that looks off.


Are you sure it's paint and not chrome?
*shrugs* Might be chrome.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1562306)
Posted by Amelie on April 3rd, 2014 @ 10:33am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Though, it also has an eerie green tint to it that looks off.


I was thinking the exact same thing!

"New greened appearance gold chrome to match the grays once they start to yellow! Special windowsill edition!"
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1562323)
Posted by Seibertron on April 3rd, 2014 @ 10:58am CDT
Amelie wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Though, it also has an eerie green tint to it that looks off.


I was thinking the exact same thing!

"New greened appearance gold chrome to match the grays once they start to yellow! Special windowsill edition!"


Yah the gold chrome definitely has a slight greenish tint to it.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1562359)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on April 3rd, 2014 @ 12:30pm CDT
I have it in hand (Great set, especially on sale). The Chrome is definitely greenish. I totally had it displayed in a room with lime green paint, so I wasn't sure at first whether it was the actual chrome. It is though, it looks a tad green in any light
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643507)
Posted by Va'al on January 27th, 2015 @ 2:38am CST
Did you baaaah-y into the Platinum edition Transformers Masterpiece reissues? Or were you feeling a bit sheepish about the whole thing? Well, the following gallery might make you change your mind - take a look at the latest offering in the Year of the ____ cycle of re-editions of previous toys, featuring the master communicator himself and this year's Chinese zodiac symbol: MP Soundwave and fellow cassettes, under a gold, white and translucent deco for Year of the Goat!

Featuring all the accessories of the original Hasbro release of the mold, it also includes the five cassette minions friends for the synaesthetic boom-box, the two birds Laserbeak and Buzzsaw, double trouble and practically indistinguishable Frenzy and Rumble and straight-talking Ravage. They all share the same redeco features, plus the reworked Decepticon symbol depicting part of the Chinese ideogram for Year of the Goat. Click on any of the images below for the full gallery!

Platinum Edition Year of the Goat Soundwave

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Platinum Edition Year of the Goat Rumble

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Platinum Edition Year of the Goat Laserbeak

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Platinum Edition Year of the Goat Ravage

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Platinum Edition Year of the Goat Frenzy

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Platinum Edition Year of the Goat Buzzsaw

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Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643511)
Posted by RhA on January 27th, 2015 @ 3:09am CST
He should have come with a transformable sheep.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643522)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on January 27th, 2015 @ 4:51am CST
RhA wrote:He should have come with a transformable sheep.


Does Soundwave dream of electric sheep?
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643530)
Posted by Desslok2201 on January 27th, 2015 @ 6:31am CST
I keep trying to tell myself that this works for some people, and that to those people, it looks nice, but the more I see it, there's no getting around it: that thing is fugly. Clear and orange? WTF??
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643537)
Posted by peaces on January 27th, 2015 @ 7:37am CST
didn't think it could get worse than sunstorm. i was wrong.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643543)
Posted by TheVenocWarlord on January 27th, 2015 @ 7:57am CST
Desslok2201 wrote:I keep trying to tell myself that this works for some people, and that to those people, it looks nice, but the more I see it, there's no getting around it: that thing is fugly. Clear and orange? WTF??


Now, if it was white and orange, where the white replaced the clear, I'd be very tempted to buy it. The orange looks great on it. Combined with the clear, however, it does look odd.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643546)
Posted by Desslok2201 on January 27th, 2015 @ 8:03am CST
TheVenocWarlord wrote:
Desslok2201 wrote:I keep trying to tell myself that this works for some people, and that to those people, it looks nice, but the more I see it, there's no getting around it: that thing is fugly. Clear and orange? WTF??


Now, if it was white and orange, where the white replaced the clear, I'd be very tempted to buy it. The orange looks great on it. Combined with the clear, however, it does look odd.

I agree. Creamsicle Soundwave would be better than 'I think I'm a test shot' Soundwave
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643564)
Posted by shajaki on January 27th, 2015 @ 9:20am CST
i wonder if this will start showing up in say... BBTS or TRU's.... i dont wanna pay a premium to get the sucker.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643579)
Posted by Rated X on January 27th, 2015 @ 9:51am CST
They should have given it clear yellow plastic for a cool frozen piss effect...
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643586)
Posted by Seibertron on January 27th, 2015 @ 10:05am CST
Soundwave would look much better if he was done up like his Cassettes.

Hasbro didn't use a clear image of the symbol that represents Year of the Goat. From my Google searches, it looks like it's supposed to be the Earthly Branch symbol. If I used the incorrect symbol, please correct me so that I can update the spotlight image accordingly.

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Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643592)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 27th, 2015 @ 10:25am CST
Seibertron wrote:Soundwave would look much better if he was done up like his Cassettes.

Hasbro didn't use a clear image of the symbol that represents Year of the Goat. From my Google searches, it looks like it's supposed to be the Earthly Branch symbol. If I used the incorrect symbol, please correct me so that I can update the spotlight image accordingly.

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The characters for goat are 山羊, at least in Japanese. Chinese has different ones: 色鬼. The latter has the main meaning in both cases.

Except those aren't the symbols that Hasbro used on the Year of the Horse package. The symbol they used last year came from the Chinese Zodiac symbols which are different than the actual words.

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Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643600)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 27th, 2015 @ 10:38am CST
Not JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Except those aren't the symbols that Hasbro used on the Year of the Horse package. The symbol they used last year came from the Chinese Zodiac symbols which are different than the actual words.

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OK, that's a weird glitch...

Anyway, the character for Sheep 羊 seems to be the closest match, it's just highly stylised I'm guessing. Two disconnected stripes on top, one vertical line and three horizontal.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643601)
Posted by Seibertron on January 27th, 2015 @ 10:39am CST
Seibertron wrote:Except those aren't the symbols that Hasbro used on the Year of the Horse package. The symbol they used last year came from the Chinese Zodiac symbols which are different than the actual words.

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I updated it based on the stylized images at this link ...

http://www.geckoandfly.com/13034/100-chinese-japanese-kanji-tattoo-symbols-designs/

If you force a refresh in your browser, it will update with the new symbol.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643603)
Posted by Seibertron on January 27th, 2015 @ 10:44am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Anyway, the character for Sheep 羊 seems to be the closest match, it's just highly stylised I'm guessing. Two disconnected stripes on top, one vertical line and three horizontal.



Thanks for your help, JelZe GoldRabbit :D
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643627)
Posted by Diem on January 27th, 2015 @ 12:06pm CST
This thing is so mad I actually quite want it now. Obviously not at full price. Maybe if it dips to, like, half price.

I imagine some people will want the vaguely stealth-style Ravage anyway...
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643642)
Posted by Seibertron on January 27th, 2015 @ 12:42pm CST
Diem wrote:This thing is so mad I actually quite want it now. Obviously not at full price. Maybe if it dips to, like, half price.

I imagine some people will want the vaguely stealth-style Ravage anyway...


My biggest issue with it is the lack of paint on his face shield.

I do like the idea of transparent Masterpiece figures, which is something we've oddly not had prior to YOTG Soundwave. I would be all about a Sons of Cybertron styled MP-10 Convoy or "Lucky Draw" ROTF Leader Class Optimus Prime.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643645)
Posted by Diem on January 27th, 2015 @ 12:47pm CST
Seibertron wrote:
I do like the idea of transparent Masterpiece figures, which is something we've oddly not had prior to YOTG Soundwave. I would be all about a Sons of Cybertron styled MP-10 Convoy or "Lucky Draw" ROTF Leader Class Optimus Prime.


There was Ghost Starscream. I would also like some clear MPs but it might be an engineering issue considering the comparative fragility of transparent plastics. Id' be interested to see how well this one holds together after a few years of ownership.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643648)
Posted by Seibertron on January 27th, 2015 @ 12:50pm CST
Diem wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
I do like the idea of transparent Masterpiece figures, which is something we've oddly not had prior to YOTG Soundwave. I would be all about a Sons of Cybertron styled MP-10 Convoy or "Lucky Draw" ROTF Leader Class Optimus Prime.


There was Ghost Starscream. I would also like some clear MPs but it might be an engineering issue considering the comparative fragility of transparent plastics. Id' be interested to see how well this one holds together after a few years of ownership.


I forgot about Ghost Starscream. Mine is still holding up just fine. I worry about the translucent parts on the Cassettes more than I do Soundwave. Of particular concern to me are Laserbeak and Buzzsaw, but maybe they're not any more fragile than the regular versions are which I've heard some people have had problems with.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643652)
Posted by peaces on January 27th, 2015 @ 1:07pm CST
i hate translucent figures
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643655)
Posted by Seibertron on January 27th, 2015 @ 1:12pm CST
I felt bad for the Linkin Park guys while working on this gallery. I kept thinking ... here's the golden hued paint that your exclusive was supposed to have but somehow was absent in lieu of brown colored plastic. The Linkin Park Soundwave would have looked so much better with a similar shade of gold paint on the toy instead of just plain brown plastic.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643659)
Posted by peaces on January 27th, 2015 @ 1:28pm CST
seems hasbro got a good deal on a lot of brown paint
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643715)
Posted by Crystiallic on January 27th, 2015 @ 3:38pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Seibertron wrote:Soundwave would look much better if he was done up like his Cassettes.

Hasbro didn't use a clear image of the symbol that represents Year of the Goat. From my Google searches, it looks like it's supposed to be the Earthly Branch symbol. If I used the incorrect symbol, please correct me so that I can update the spotlight image accordingly.

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The characters for goat are 山羊, at least in Japanese. Chinese has different ones: 色鬼. The latter has the main meaning in both cases.

Except those aren't the symbols that Hasbro used on the Year of the Horse package. The symbol they used last year came from the Chinese Zodiac symbols which are different than the actual words.

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You are kidding right? The Chinese for goat is 色鬼? I wonder where your En-Ch dictionary comes from, as you sure need to get a refund for that.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643717)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 27th, 2015 @ 3:41pm CST
Crystiallic wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Seibertron wrote:Soundwave would look much better if he was done up like his Cassettes.

Hasbro didn't use a clear image of the symbol that represents Year of the Goat. From my Google searches, it looks like it's supposed to be the Earthly Branch symbol. If I used the incorrect symbol, please correct me so that I can update the spotlight image accordingly.

Image


The characters for goat are 山羊, at least in Japanese. Chinese has different ones: 色鬼. The latter has the main meaning in both cases.

Except those aren't the symbols that Hasbro used on the Year of the Horse package. The symbol they used last year came from the Chinese Zodiac symbols which are different than the actual words.

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You are kidding right? The Chinese for goat is 色鬼? I wonder where your En-Ch dictionary comes from, as you sure need to get a refund for that.


Go write to Google Translate then :)
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643718)
Posted by Seibertron on January 27th, 2015 @ 3:42pm CST
Crystiallic wrote:You are kidding right? The Chinese for goat is 色鬼? I wonder where your En-Ch dictionary comes from, as you sure need to get a refund for that.


Nope, not kidding. You can see the same character I used in the Decepticon logo on the Year of the Goat Soundwave package. Now that I know what the symbol is, I can make it out in the Decepticon symbol but I wasn't sure what I was looking at before.

It's also the same symbol used on Wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goat_(zodiac)

The Goat ( Chinese: ; pinyin: yáng) is the eighth sign of the 12-year cycle of animals that appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Goat is associated with the 8th Earthly Branch symbol, 未 (wèi).


Apparently, Hasbro is using Pinyin for the characters.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinyin

Pinyin, or Hanyu Pinyin, is the official phonetic system for transcribing the Mandarin pronunciations of Chinese characters into the Latin alphabet in the People's Republic of China, Taiwan (Republic of China),[1] and Singapore. It is often used to teach Standard Chinese and a pinyin without diacritic markers is often used in foreign publications to spell Chinese names familiar to non-Chinese and may be used as an input method to enter Chinese characters into computers.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643721)
Posted by Diem on January 27th, 2015 @ 3:48pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Crystiallic wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Seibertron wrote:Soundwave would look much better if he was done up like his Cassettes.

Hasbro didn't use a clear image of the symbol that represents Year of the Goat. From my Google searches, it looks like it's supposed to be the Earthly Branch symbol. If I used the incorrect symbol, please correct me so that I can update the spotlight image accordingly.

Image


The characters for goat are 山羊, at least in Japanese. Chinese has different ones: 色鬼. The latter has the main meaning in both cases.

Except those aren't the symbols that Hasbro used on the Year of the Horse package. The symbol they used last year came from the Chinese Zodiac symbols which are different than the actual words.

Image


You are kidding right? The Chinese for goat is 色鬼? I wonder where your En-Ch dictionary comes from, as you sure need to get a refund for that.


Go write to Google Translate then :)


Those kanji literally translate to "colour" and "demon/spirit/oni" (depending on Japanses vs. Chinese and context). Together they can either be iro-oni, a children's tag game, or shikiki which would be "pervert" or "lecher" (for my minimal knowledge it could be either in Japanese, but only the latter in Chinese). Someone somewhere is having a bit of a laugh.

Seibertron, if you want to see cleaner version of the Zodiac kanji you can always check out the sticker sheet for Autrooper (or your gallery thereof).
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643725)
Posted by Crystiallic on January 27th, 2015 @ 3:56pm CST
Seibertron wrote:
Crystiallic wrote:You are kidding right? The Chinese for goat is 色鬼? I wonder where your En-Ch dictionary comes from, as you sure need to get a refund for that.


Nope, not kidding. You can see the same character I used in the Decepticon logo on the Year of the Goat Soundwave package. Now that I know what the symbol is, I can make it out in the Decepticon symbol but I wasn't sure what I was looking at before.

It's also the same symbol used on Wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goat_(zodiac)

The Goat ( Chinese: ; pinyin: yáng) is the eighth sign of the 12-year cycle of animals that appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Goat is associated with the 8th Earthly Branch symbol, 未 (wèi).


Apparently, Hasbro is using Pinyin for the characters.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinyin

Pinyin, or Hanyu Pinyin, is the official phonetic system for transcribing the Mandarin pronunciations of Chinese characters into the Latin alphabet in the People's Republic of China, Taiwan (Republic of China),[1] and Singapore. It is often used to teach Standard Chinese and a pinyin without diacritic markers is often used in foreign publications to spell Chinese names familiar to non-Chinese and may be used as an input method to enter Chinese characters into computers.


By joking I wasn't talking about your choice of character. That is the right character for "year of the goat".

I believe Hasbro hired some people to twist the character to fit into the Decpticon symbol, as they did last year with YotH. Although last year they used 篆书 as font style, which is the style Chinese used in Bronze age. This year they used 行书, which though dated thousands of years but is still commonly used. The font style you used is more like 行楷 which is the font style between 行书 and 楷书, which is featured in GoldRabbit's picture.

By the way, 色鬼 means "creepy horny man", or "pervert" as per Diem.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643727)
Posted by Crystiallic on January 27th, 2015 @ 4:00pm CST
Diem wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Crystiallic wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Seibertron wrote:Soundwave would look much better if he was done up like his Cassettes.

Hasbro didn't use a clear image of the symbol that represents Year of the Goat. From my Google searches, it looks like it's supposed to be the Earthly Branch symbol. If I used the incorrect symbol, please correct me so that I can update the spotlight image accordingly.

Image


The characters for goat are 山羊, at least in Japanese. Chinese has different ones: 色鬼. The latter has the main meaning in both cases.

Except those aren't the symbols that Hasbro used on the Year of the Horse package. The symbol they used last year came from the Chinese Zodiac symbols which are different than the actual words.

Image


You are kidding right? The Chinese for goat is 色鬼? I wonder where your En-Ch dictionary comes from, as you sure need to get a refund for that.


Go write to Google Translate then :)


Those kanji literally translate to "colour" and "demon/spirit/oni" (depending on Japanses vs. Chinese and context). Together they can either be iro-oni, a children's tag game, or shikiki which would be "pervert" or "lecher" (for my minimal knowledge it could be either in Japanese, but only the latter in Chinese). Someone somewhere is having a bit of a laugh.

Seibertron, if you want to see cleaner version of the Zodiac kanji you can always check out the sticker sheet for Autrooper (or your gallery thereof).

色鬼 means 痴汉 in Japanese.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643728)
Posted by Diem on January 27th, 2015 @ 4:06pm CST
Crystiallic wrote:色鬼 means 痴汉 in Japanese.


I believe that 色鬼 still works in Japanese, though I'm no native speaker, but 痴汉 would definitely be the more common one, at least in animu!

Fun fact, a guy I knew from Alabama who lived in Japan but didn't speak a word of Japanese loved eating chicken, but used to pronounce "chicken" as "痴汉", and wondered why everyone kept staring at him. True, but kind of boring story.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643736)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on January 27th, 2015 @ 4:41pm CST
Crystiallic wrote:By joking I wasn't talking about your choice of character. That is the right character for "year of the goat".

I believe Hasbro hired some people to twist the character to fit into the Decpticon symbol, as they did last year with YotH. Although last year they used 篆书 as font style, which is the style Chinese used in Bronze age. This year they used 行书, which though dated thousands of years but is still commonly used. The font style you used is more like 行楷 which is the font style between 行书 and 楷书, which is featured in GoldRabbit's picture.

By the way, 色鬼 means "creepy horny man", or "pervert" as per Diem.


I assume the connection is related to goats being allegedly very sexually uninhibited animals. It's the basis for mythological creatures like Satyrs and their patron god Pan, as well as more modern usages, like calling a dirty old man an "old goat," for instance.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643746)
Posted by Bounti76 on January 27th, 2015 @ 5:31pm CST
I've already shared my thoughts on this deco, so my only question here is.....is it Year of the Goat or Year of the Sheep? They're different animals, but I see on this chart

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That it's consistently specified as sheep. Anyone know the reason for the contradiction?
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643752)
Posted by Diem on January 27th, 2015 @ 5:45pm CST
Bounti76 wrote:I've already shared my thoughts on this deco, so my only question here is.....is it Year of the Goat or Year of the Sheep? They're different animals, but I see on this chart

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That it's consistently specified as sheep. Anyone know the reason for the contradiction?


Great question! The kanji used is literally the one for sheep per its modern usage, but going back etymologically further the kanji was used for basically any horned mammal that looked vaguely bovidae (the invention of kanji preceding the invention of taxonomy) so the correct answer is both! Or either!
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643753)
Posted by Desslok2201 on January 27th, 2015 @ 5:48pm CST
When they get around to MP Mirage, I'll understand (and want) a translucent figure. I just don't get this one at all. YOTH colorations were way easier on the eye, not that I wanted that either, but you can't say it's a stealth mode because of the garish orange. :BANG_HEAD:
I guess if you enjoy collecting bizarre and unforturnate recolors, this is your year.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643754)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 27th, 2015 @ 5:50pm CST
The toy's official name is "Year of the Goat", but the Chinese Zodiac animal itself has been translated by multiple sources into being a goat, a sheep, or even a ram.

Other animals have been translated as an ox or a bull, a pig or a boar, a monkey or an ape, a cock or a rooster, a rat or a mouse, while the rest have been mostly consistent as just dragon, rabbit, tiger, snake, horse, and dog.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643774)
Posted by Madeus Prime on January 27th, 2015 @ 7:30pm CST
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Am I the only one looking forward to 2021? :lol: (Hint, it's a Prowl repaint)
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643780)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on January 27th, 2015 @ 7:55pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:The toy's official name is "Year of the Goat", but the Chinese Zodiac animal itself has been translated by multiple sources into being a goat, a sheep, or even a ram.

Other animals have been translated as an ox or a bull, a pig or a boar, a monkey or an ape, a cock or a rooster, a rat or a mouse, while the rest have been mostly consistent as just dragon, rabbit, tiger, snake, horse, and dog.


Well, rooster and cock are actually exactly the same animal. They're just alternate words for the same thing, a male chicken. Bonus: you can also call a male chicken a "chicmen." Yes, that's real.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643798)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 27th, 2015 @ 9:06pm CST
Madeus Prime wrote:Image
Am I the only one looking forward to 2021? :lol: (Hint, it's a Prowl repaint)
Those aren't in the right order.

The years go Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig, repeat.

2021 would be the Ox, which would be an odd Prowl repaint. :P
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643847)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on January 28th, 2015 @ 4:24am CST
I'll gonna punch a basket of puppies and throw the resulting mess at an orphanage's window if they don't repaint an Optimus Primal toy for the Year of the Monkey.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643853)
Posted by RhA on January 28th, 2015 @ 5:01am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Madeus Prime wrote:Image
Am I the only one looking forward to 2021? :lol: (Hint, it's a Prowl repaint)
Those aren't in the right order.

The years go Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig, repeat.

2021 would be the Ox, which would be an odd Prowl repaint. :P

2017 it is, then.

Reissue Scattershot!
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1643859)
Posted by Bluespindash97 on January 28th, 2015 @ 5:55am CST
Damn I want a MP Soundwave but one made of ice and caramel wasn't what I wanted!
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1644866)
Posted by Seibertron on January 30th, 2015 @ 4:13pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:I'll gonna punch a basket of puppies and throw the resulting mess at an orphanage's window if they don't repaint an Optimus Primal toy for the Year of the Monkey.


Considering that next year is also the 20th anniversary of the Beast Wars (yikes!), maybe your wish will come true. Or at least something special with Beast Wars would be awesome!!!
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1644883)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on January 30th, 2015 @ 5:20pm CST
Seibertron wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:I'll gonna punch a basket of puppies and throw the resulting mess at an orphanage's window if they don't repaint an Optimus Primal toy for the Year of the Monkey.


Considering that next year is also the 20th anniversary of the Beast Wars (yikes!), maybe your wish will come true. Or at least something special with Beast Wars would be awesome!!!


Given the recent awesome Generations remakes with Rhinox and Rattrap, they have no excuses. :-B
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1644904)
Posted by Cobotron on January 30th, 2015 @ 6:34pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:I'll gonna punch a basket of puppies and throw the resulting mess at an orphanage's window if they don't repaint an Optimus Primal toy for the Year of the Monkey.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I'll hold the basket while you do the punching.
Why they didn't do something with Ramulus this year boggles my mind.
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Re: New Gallery: Transformers Platinum Edition Voyager Grimlock (1645016)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 31st, 2015 @ 12:00am CST
If the rumors are true (as they have been with Devastator and the Protectobots), then Combiner Wars shall be running for two years, extending further into 2016, meaning that Generations will stick to its combiner theme for that year instead of switching to a new beast theme.

Also, wasn't the Beast Wars 10th Anniversary line not that successful for Hasbro?
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Posted by Seibertron on January 31st, 2015 @ 12:16am CST
Sabrblade wrote:If the rumors are true (as they have been with Devastator and the Protectobots), then Combiner Wars shall be running for two years, extending further into 2016, meaning that Generations will stick to its combiner theme for that year instead of switching to a new beast theme.

Also, wasn't the Beast Wars 10th Anniversary line not that successful for Hasbro?


Of course it will extend into 2016. Hasbro's Transformers lines usually have a shelf life of 1.5 years. There'll be a package refresh in the fall most likely, but that doesn't always hold true for Generations toys.
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