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New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations

Transformers News: New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 11:04AM CDT

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It's that time of the month again, the time when images from the latest issue of the various Japanese hobby magazines start popping up. Below we have images of the following Takara Tomy figuers:

Transformers Go!
  • Swordbot Samurai Team in their combined forms: GoKenzan, GoJinbu, GoGanoh
  • Swordbot Sinobi Team member G05 Gekisomaru
  • Predacon G07 Bakudora - Great shot of the new head mold
  • G06 Smokescreen
  • Campaign GoKezan kabuto

Transformers Masterpiece
  • MP-19 Smokescreen

Transformers Generations
  • TG-25 Orion Pax vs. Megatronus



New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations

New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations

New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations

New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations
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Re: New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations (1497327)
Posted by PrymeStriker on June 22nd, 2013 @ 11:35am CDT
It's official: Transformers Go! Deluxe Smokescreen is ten times better than the Hasbro version. It would seem as though Beast Hunters Smokey has merely become a placeholder on my shelf. :APPLAUSE: :BOWDOWN: :KREMZEEK:
Re: New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations (1497349)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on June 22nd, 2013 @ 12:57pm CDT
that ripclaw repaint is awesome.
Re: New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations (1497350)
Posted by Slashercon on June 22nd, 2013 @ 1:00pm CDT
'Go Smokescreen looks miles better in vehicle mode compared to the Hasbro beast hunters version. Checkered doors FTW.
Re: New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations (1497354)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 22nd, 2013 @ 1:19pm CDT
That Ripclaw redeco... definitely getting a Deathsaurus vibe off it. The deco says it, and the head looks very similar to how Deathsaurus's head is. :-?
Re: New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations (1497359)
Posted by Superwheeljack on June 22nd, 2013 @ 1:31pm CDT
That smokescreen looks decent. Not as good as hasbros though.
Re: New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations (1497360)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 22nd, 2013 @ 1:37pm CDT
Superwheeljack wrote:That smokescreen looks decent. Not as good as hasbros though.


No, Takara's is better. They got the deco right, whereas Hasbro did the door wing decos and the head (and a few others that haven't come to the top of my head) differently.
Re: New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations (1497362)
Posted by Superwheeljack on June 22nd, 2013 @ 1:39pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:That Ripclaw redeco... definitely getting a Deathsaurus vibe off it. The deco says it, and the head looks very similar to how Deathsaurus's head is. :-?


Not really
http://tfwiki.net/mediawiki/images2/3/37/Deathsaurus1.jpg
Missing the beak and the alt isn't as gray as it should be
Re: New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations (1497363)
Posted by Superwheeljack on June 22nd, 2013 @ 1:42pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Superwheeljack wrote:That smokescreen looks decent. Not as good as hasbros though.


No, Takara's is better. They got the deco right, whereas Hasbro did the door wing decos and the head (and a few others that haven't come to the top of my head) differently.


I prefer hasbros more. I don't care about if it's show accurate or not. It looks much better.
Re: New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations (1497369)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on June 22nd, 2013 @ 2:15pm CDT
show accuaracy aside, Takara's Smokescreen looks pretty dull. they didn't even bother to paint in the chest headlights
Re: New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations (1497373)
Posted by PrymeStriker on June 22nd, 2013 @ 2:59pm CDT
grimdragon2001 wrote:show accuaracy aside, Takara's Smokescreen looks pretty dull. they didn't even bother to paint in the chest headlights


Checkered doors are dull but a red stripe is not? Explain that to me.
Re: New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations (1497375)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on June 22nd, 2013 @ 3:21pm CDT
ill give it credit, the checkered door is a good touch and the vehicle mode looks good. the robot mode just dosn't do it for me. Hasbro's release may need a couple more touches to perfect it, but it's robot mode pops more to me.
Re: New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations (1497410)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 22nd, 2013 @ 5:09pm CDT
Those look like the best pics we've gotten of Gekisomaru we've seen thus far.

Aside from the checkered doors, Hunter Smokescreen looks like he has even less paint than Hasbro's Smokescreen. Why is it so impossible for this character to have any toys that are decently-painted?! :BANG_HEAD:

Judging from that new head, Bakudora looks to be a male instead of a female.

Really HATE how Takara is treating the obviously IDW Orion Pax and Megatron toys as something that they're obviously not. :BOOM:

Superwheeljack wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:That Ripclaw redeco... definitely getting a Deathsaurus vibe off it. The deco says it, and the head looks very similar to how Deathsaurus's head is. :-?


Not really
http://tfwiki.net/mediawiki/images2/3/37/Deathsaurus1.jpg
Missing the beak and the alt isn't as gray as it should be
It's more of the BotCon 2005 Deathsaurus than the original:

Image
Re: New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations (1497412)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 22nd, 2013 @ 5:15pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Really HATE how Takara is treating the obviously IDW Orion Pax and Megatron toys as something that they're obviously not. :BOOM:


Yeah, I'm not too big on it, either. >:oP

Superwheeljack wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:That Ripclaw redeco... definitely getting a Deathsaurus vibe off it. The deco says it, and the head looks very similar to how Deathsaurus's head is. :-?


Not really
http://tfwiki.net/mediawiki/images2/3/37/Deathsaurus1.jpg
Missing the beak and the alt isn't as gray as it should be
It's more of the BotCon 2005 Deathsaurus than the original:

Image


Yep, that about confirms it. Should they come up with a Thrilling 30 Star Saber toy (since we did see an IDW Star Saber design a month or two back, and this year's Classics theme is "IDW designs"), I might have to bite the bullet, import, and use this as a stand-in Classics Deathsaurus to go against said toy. :grin:
Re: New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations (1497434)
Posted by craggy on June 22nd, 2013 @ 6:00pm CDT
Deathsauras or no, that Ripclaw looks amazing. Transmetal 2 Megatron lives again in the best paintjob I've seen so far for the Grimwing mold. Getting a bit of a Quickstrike and Blackarchnia vibe off the Laserback and ... Other One too.
Re: New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations (1497438)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 22nd, 2013 @ 6:08pm CDT
craggy wrote:Transmetal 2 Megatron lives again in the best paintjob I've seen so far for the Grimwing mold. Getting a bit of a Quickstrike and Blackarchnia vibe off the Laserback and ... Other One too.


I haven't seen much of any of those, other than very blurry images. Anyone mind bringing in images?
Re: New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations (1497450)
Posted by PrymeStriker on June 22nd, 2013 @ 6:59pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Aside from the checkered doors, Hunter Smokescreen looks like he has even less paint than Hasbro's Smokescreen. Why is it so impossible for this character to have any toys that are decently-painted?! :BANG_HEAD:


There's a difference between less paint when there's enough paint and less paint when there's too much. BH Smokescreen looks like a box of crayons with a head. Red, Yellow, and Blue when his color scheme only requires red and blue. Takara's Smokescreen has blue eyes, a sliver face, a red headcrest, an Autobot insignia, red shoulder stripes, checkered doors, utterly clear headlights in vehicle mode, blue stripes on the door, blue paint on the legs, and accurate knees; everything the Hasbro version lacks. It's clear which one is painted decently and which one was colored by a 7-year-old at a sit-in restaurant; the paint dial-back is for the better here.
Re: New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations (1497466)
Posted by Manterax Prime on June 22nd, 2013 @ 7:54pm CDT
I have to agree that Hasbro's Smokescreen looks better.
Re: New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations (1497480)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 22nd, 2013 @ 8:25pm CDT
craggy wrote:Deathsauras or no, that Ripclaw looks amazing. Transmetal 2 Megatron lives again in the best paintjob I've seen so far for the Grimwing mold.
Wait till you see "Dragotron Final Form". ;)

Mindmaster wrote:I haven't seen much of any of those, other than very blurry images. Anyone mind bringing in images?
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/mcdonalds-japan-dvd-screenshots-includes-transformers-go-predacons-and-black-abominus/27647/

PrymeStriker wrote:There's a difference between less paint when there's enough paint and less paint when there's too much. BH Smokescreen looks like a box of crayons with a head. Red, Yellow, and Blue when his color scheme only requires red and blue. Takara's Smokescreen has blue eyes, a sliver face, a red headcrest, an Autobot insignia, red shoulder stripes, checkered doors, utterly clear headlights in vehicle mode, blue stripes on the door, blue paint on the legs, and accurate knees; everything the Hasbro version lacks. It's clear which one is painted decently and which one was colored by a 7-year-old at a sit-in restaurant; the paint dial-back is for the better here.
Yet, with Takara's reputation of doing typically gorgeous decos, this one falls flat by using stale color hues with dull, faded tinting. Both Hasbro and Takara especially fail to realize that Smokescreen is silver, not bone white.

I wasn't expecting something exact, but was at least hoping for something close enough to, well, this (but with checkered doors).
Re: New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations (1497487)
Posted by craggy on June 22nd, 2013 @ 8:39pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
craggy wrote:Deathsauras or no, that Ripclaw looks amazing. Transmetal 2 Megatron lives again in the best paintjob I've seen so far for the Grimwing mold.
Wait till you see "Dragotron Final Form". ;)

a google image search for the term brings up a lot of Transformers pics. Many of them not dragons at all. Care to enlighten those of us who're not aware of every facet of your mind?
Re: New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations (1497489)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 22nd, 2013 @ 8:46pm CDT
craggy wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
craggy wrote:Deathsauras or no, that Ripclaw looks amazing. Transmetal 2 Megatron lives again in the best paintjob I've seen so far for the Grimwing mold.
Wait till you see "Dragotron Final Form". ;)

a google image search for the term brings up a lot of Transformers pics. Many of them not dragons at all. Care to enlighten those of us who're not aware of every facet of your mind?
Image
Re: New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations (1497493)
Posted by craggy on June 22nd, 2013 @ 8:50pm CDT
oh, Redaking. I seen him before. Don't like him as much as Grimatron.
Re: New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations (1497509)
Posted by PrymeStriker on June 22nd, 2013 @ 10:04pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Yet, with Takara's reputation of doing typically gorgeous decos, this one falls flat by using stale color hues with dull, faded tinting. Both Hasbro and Takara especially fail to realize that Smokescreen is silver, not bone white.


Smokescreen seemed like a metallic white from episode 43(?)-56 for me, therefore do not care if he's a dull white. Regardless, I find Takara's paint job much better than Hasbro's bull. At least this time I don't have to paint anything on him because of his gross lack of show accuracy (aside from th crotchplate, which can be easily fixed with a silver sharpie)
Re: New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations (1497529)
Posted by Manterax Prime on June 22nd, 2013 @ 11:23pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Yet, with Takara's reputation of doing typically gorgeous decos, this one falls flat by using stale color hues with dull, faded tinting. Both Hasbro and Takara especially fail to realize that Smokescreen is silver, not bone white.


Smokescreen seemed like a metallic white from episode 43(?)-56 for me, therefore do not care if he's a dull white. Regardless, I find Takara's paint job much better than Hasbro's bull. At least this time I don't have to paint anything on him because of his gross lack of show accuracy (aside from th crotchplate, which can be easily fixed with a silver sharpie)


Show accuracy be damned.
Re: New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations (1497530)
Posted by PrymeStriker on June 22nd, 2013 @ 11:34pm CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Yet, with Takara's reputation of doing typically gorgeous decos, this one falls flat by using stale color hues with dull, faded tinting. Both Hasbro and Takara especially fail to realize that Smokescreen is silver, not bone white.


Smokescreen seemed like a metallic white from episode 43(?)-56 for me, therefore do not care if he's a dull white. Regardless, I find Takara's paint job much better than Hasbro's bull. At least this time I don't have to paint anything on him because of his gross lack of show accuracy (aside from th crotchplate, which can be easily fixed with a silver sharpie)


Show accuracy be damned.


Yes, let us "damn" show accuracy for a moment. Even then, Takara's is superior to me. Hasbro's colors were all over the place, like they didn't know where to put the colors so they picked a random part. Not to mention the fact that Smokecreen's face is the exact same color as the rest of his body while the faces of Prime designs are traditionally a different color. Also, Takara actually bothered to paint the rims, and the obvious decal change that I needn't repeat another time. Then, of course, there's the headlights.......you'd think a slick sports car wouldn't have dirty yellow headlights.

Takara's paint job for Smokescreen may not be "shiny," but it's ten times more appealing than Hasbro's Smokescreen and his lack of important details.
Re: New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations (1497531)
Posted by Manterax Prime on June 22nd, 2013 @ 11:37pm CDT
About as appealing as a whiteboard.

It's also almost triple the price of the US release.
Less paint + more expensive + common sense = No.

And TBH, the only good figs out of the GO! line are the new combiners and the Predacons.
Re: New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations (1497861)
Posted by El Duque on June 25th, 2013 @ 9:15am CDT
Thanks to Toy-World we now have the full high res page scans from the latest issue of Figure King magazine. The figures include:

Transformers Go!
  • Swordbot Samurai Team in their combined forms: GoKenzan, GoJinbu, GoGanoh
  • Swordbot Sinobi Team member G05 Gekisomaru
  • Predacon G07 Bakudora - Great shot of the new head mold
  • G06 Smokescreen
  • Campaign GoKezan kabuto

Transformers Masterpiece
  • MP-19 Smokescreen

Transformers Generations
  • TG-25 Orion Pax vs. Megatronus
  • TG-23 Metroplex


Image

Image

Image
Re: New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations (1497902)
Posted by PrymeStriker on June 25th, 2013 @ 11:07am CDT
Yeah, everyone here looks like they ran through a garbage disposal...

except for, you know, the Smokescreens.
Re: New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations (1497907)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 25th, 2013 @ 11:13am CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:Yeah, everyone here looks like they ran through a garbage disposal...

except for, you know, the Smokescreens.
What's your beef against MP Smokescreen, Orion Pax, Megatron(us :BOOM: ) and Metroplex?
Re: New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations (1497911)
Posted by PrymeStriker on June 25th, 2013 @ 11:20am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:What's your beef against MP Smokescreen,


Note I said Smokescreens, as in both GO! & MP Smokescreen.
PrymeStriker wrote:the Smokescreens.


Orion Pax, Megatron(us :BOOM: )


1) I have no interest in Orion.
2) I was never a fan of that mold as Megatron to begin with. Waiting for Dreadwing

and Metroplex?


Where's Metr-Oh...

Nah, man, I meant the guys with the photos that aren't microscopic. :P :lol:
Re: New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations (1497913)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 25th, 2013 @ 11:26am CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:Nah, man, I meant the guys with the photos that aren't microscopic. :P :lol:
Guess that means the Sanjōhaōken and the golden Kabuto helmet are fine too. ;)
Re: New Hobby Magazine Images: Transformers Go!, Masterpiece, Generations (1497959)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on June 25th, 2013 @ 3:15pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Judging from that new head, Bakudora looks to be a male instead of a female.

Superwheeljack wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:That Ripclaw redeco... definitely getting a Deathsaurus vibe off it. The deco says it, and the head looks very similar to how Deathsaurus's head is. :-?


Not really
http://tfwiki.net/mediawiki/images2/3/37/Deathsaurus1.jpg
Missing the beak and the alt isn't as gray as it should be
It's more of the BotCon 2005 Deathsaurus than the original:

Image


Though giving it a distinctly male face looks wrong, since Ripclaw's torso still has a feminine shape. To me, the end result looks as much like SheZow as Deathsaurus.

The shame is that giving that mold a more humanish and feminine head in those colors could've finally produced a passable toy of Esmeral. Get on it, Headrobots! Then I'll actually start importing this line.
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