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New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream

Transformers News: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream

Saturday, April 5th, 2014 9:13AM CDT

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Courtesy of e-Hobby and the TakaraTomy Mall we have some new images of their upcoming Transformers Cloud exclusives TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream. These images include a group shot with the previously released TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron, packaging, and the covers from the comics included with the aforementioned Optimus Prime and Megatron releases. Check 'em out below:

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Cloud Figures announced Brawn And Starscream

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Cloud Figures announced Brawn And Starscream

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Cloud Figures announced Brawn And Starscream

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Cloud Figures announced Brawn And Starscream

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Cloud Figures announced Brawn And Starscream

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Cloud Figures announced Brawn And Starscream

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Cloud Figures announced Brawn And Starscream

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Cloud Figures announced Brawn And Starscream

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Cloud Figures announced Brawn And Starscream
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Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream (1562975)
Posted by Rated X on April 5th, 2014 @ 3:25pm CDT
This line is such a joke. It's like Machine Wars all over again. But at least in Machine Wars they gave them new colors instead G1 paint schemes. And trying to say that "Asia didnt get the molds" is stupid. At $100 bucks a pop, collectors are the intended target of this line, not kids. Every collector in Asia who wanted the mold got it already online. In the age of online shopping, theres no such thing as an "Asian exclusive".
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream (1562986)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 5th, 2014 @ 3:56pm CDT
Rated X wrote:This line is such a joke. It's like Machine Wars all over again. But at least in Machine Wars they gave them new colors instead G1 paint schemes. And trying to say that "Asia didnt get the molds" is stupid. At $100 bucks a pop, collectors are the intended target of this line, not kids. Every collector in Asia who wanted the mold got it already online. In the age of online shopping, theres no such thing as an "Asian exclusive".


Japan dear, Japan. Japan is a market separate from mainland Asia, end of story.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream (1562987)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 5th, 2014 @ 3:58pm CDT
Rated X wrote:This line is such a joke. It's like Machine Wars all over again. But at least in Machine Wars they gave them new colors instead G1 paint schemes. And trying to say that "Asia didnt get the molds" is stupid. At $100 bucks a pop, collectors are the intended target of this line, not kids. Every collector in Asia who wanted the mold got it already online. In the age of online shopping, theres no such thing as an "Asian exclusive".
Believe or not, collectors like to buy domestically too.

Money may be no object for you, but how you spend your money doesn't represent the same for everyone.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream (1562992)
Posted by harvester on April 5th, 2014 @ 4:21pm CDT
They really should have used the other mold of Bulkhead:

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It would have fit better in scale with everyone (not to mention his own body), maybe that head is still salvageable for the smaller mold
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream (1562994)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 5th, 2014 @ 4:23pm CDT
harvester wrote:They really should have used the other mold of Bulkhead:
not when that head was made for the mold it was used for. They can't just go slapping any old head on any old body. That's not how it works.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream (1562997)
Posted by shajaki on April 5th, 2014 @ 4:29pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
harvester wrote:They really should have used the other mold of Bulkhead:
not when that head was made for the mold it was used for. They can't just go slapping any old head on any old body. That's not how it works.

besides, they seem to want to stick with voyager sized molds, and i assume thats a deluxe.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream (1563003)
Posted by harvester on April 5th, 2014 @ 5:15pm CDT
shajaki wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
harvester wrote:They really should have used the other mold of Bulkhead:
not when that head was made for the mold it was used for. They can't just go slapping any old head on any old body. That's not how it works.

besides, they seem to want to stick with voyager sized molds, and i assume thats a deluxe.

It is a deluxe, that's why it would fit better in scale but I do agree that they are trying to stick with Voyagers.

Sabrblade, who are "they"? Did this head exist before they chose this mold? I don't know what you are trying to say. What I was trying to say is, I wonder if I could get a hold of this Brawn, and put his head on a custom painted deluxe Bulkhead. Brawn always had a bigger head to body ratio but in this Cloud fig, the proportions looked flipped to me.

Brawn with big head: (courtesy of tfwiki)
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I like how these turned out, I just don't like the oversized Brawn with awkward proportions. If I could swap the head with a deluxe, I think it would look better with this mix of figs, even if I have to pop the head off to transform it (when I would probably just keep it in bot mode).
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream (1563004)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 5th, 2014 @ 5:25pm CDT
That head was indeed pre-existing, for the GDO series Brawn that was canceled for some reason:

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And with "they" we usually mean Hasbro or TakaraTomy.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream (1563005)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 5th, 2014 @ 5:26pm CDT
I'm saying that this Brawn head was made for the Voyager Bulkhead mold, and that it can't be put on the Deluxe mold because it wasn't made to fit on that toy's body.

The "they" I'm referring to are Hasbro and TakaraTomy, who made designed this head specifically for the Voyager Bulkhead body.

One cannot take any head they want and stick it on any body they want if said heads and bodies weren't made to connect with each other.

As for why they went with the Voyager mold instead of the Deluxe one at the time that this head was made, the Deluxe Bulkhead toy didn't even exist yet.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream (1563010)
Posted by Rated X on April 5th, 2014 @ 5:44pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:This line is such a joke. It's like Machine Wars all over again. But at least in Machine Wars they gave them new colors instead G1 paint schemes. And trying to say that "Asia didnt get the molds" is stupid. At $100 bucks a pop, collectors are the intended target of this line, not kids. Every collector in Asia who wanted the mold got it already online. In the age of online shopping, theres no such thing as an "Asian exclusive".
Believe or not, collectors like to buy domestically too.

Money may be no object for you, but how you spend your money doesn't represent the same for everyone.



I used to feel the same way, until I realized that every dollar I saved on shipping was being spent on gas. Sometimes I would drive 25 miles away and return home with nothing to show for it. The thrill of the hunt wears off after a while.

Also, I wouldn’t think $100 figures will be big sellers in Asian toy stores that specialize in kids lines. It would be the equivalent to finding Millions Publishing exclusives for sale at TRU. Maybe a handful of Asian hobby shops that cater to collectors will carry the Cloud line. But not retail chains that target kids. What parent is going to buy them for a 5 year old to rough play ? In my travels to the Philippines, retail chains at malls only had regular Hasbro figures. I hit up a few hobby shops and found a variety of Takara, Gundam, and 3rd party products.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream (1563011)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 5th, 2014 @ 5:53pm CDT
When I said "collectors like to buy domestically too", that included "buying online".

Items domestically available in the U.S. tend to cost a lot less on BBTS and TFSource than imported TakaraTomy items on the same sites do.

Likewise, those who live in Hong Kong who buy from RobotKingdom have less to pay for shipping costs than those who live in the U.S. buying from the same site do.

If these Cloud toys were being made by Hasbro, Inc. in America instead of by TakaraTomy, chances are they would cost a lot less for American consumers than they do now, regardless if they were still sold online or in stores.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream (1563019)
Posted by gantzrunner on April 5th, 2014 @ 7:08pm CDT
I really, REALLY wish they would stop with the "invaluable loli/preteen girl" concept in Japanese transformers. I love manga, anime, and western comics/animation equally do I'm not trying to be hateful but it's honestly starting to creep me out (see Kiss Players). I hope the comics made for cloud are creepy-robo-tongue-waggling-at-little-girls-free lol that aside... I only dislike Megatron, send he has the same terrible head sculpt as gdo Megatron. Really hope they make rodimus!
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream (1563021)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 5th, 2014 @ 7:17pm CDT
gantzrunner wrote:I really, REALLY wish they would stop with the "invaluable loli/preteen girl" concept in Japanese transformers. I love manga, anime, and western comics/animation equally do I'm not trying to be hateful but it's honestly starting to creep me out (see Kiss Players). I hope the comics made for cloud are creepy-robo-tongue-waggling-at-little-girls-free lol that aside... I only dislike Megatron, send he has the same terrible head sculpt as gdo Megatron. Really hope they make rodimus!
You are aware that that thing isn't a person, right? It's an A.I. entity called SARA.

And don't worry. The Cloud fiction is more based around dimension-hopping than anything, as the story with Optimus and Megatron had them going to the G1 cartoon universe, while the Brawn & Starscream story has them going to the Armada cartoon world. Completely free of grossness.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream (1563026)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on April 5th, 2014 @ 7:46pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:*waits patiently for a cool new Shockwave in Thrilling 30*

*reads this*

:BOOM:

Hasbro...please. I'm begging you. Don't. Whirl is a deplorable mold.


TakaraTomy, not Hasbro.



Whirl is That bad?? I have and love him to be honest however I don't think that mold would make a good shockwave.. However a Rodimus from springer would be cool
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream (1563079)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 6th, 2014 @ 6:00am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
gantzrunner wrote:I really, REALLY wish they would stop with the "invaluable loli/preteen girl" concept in Japanese transformers. I love manga, anime, and western comics/animation equally do I'm not trying to be hateful but it's honestly starting to creep me out (see Kiss Players). I hope the comics made for cloud are creepy-robo-tongue-waggling-at-little-girls-free lol that aside... I only dislike Megatron, send he has the same terrible head sculpt as gdo Megatron. Really hope they make rodimus!
You are aware that that thing isn't a person, right? It's an A.I. entity called SARA.


Besides, how many of these have we had so far? Only Kiss Players and 15 Go! Go! Technically we could count T-AI from RiD too, which was before Kiss Players. ;)
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream (1563339)
Posted by thedistinctroom on April 7th, 2014 @ 1:41pm CDT
Why is this range called "Cloud"? Is the TF multi-verse, when viewed on a diagram, a cloud of some sort? Idk.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream (1563425)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 7th, 2014 @ 10:13pm CDT
thedistinctroom wrote:Why is this range called "Cloud"? Is the TF multi-verse, when viewed on a diagram, a cloud of some sort? Idk.
The primary location of the line's fiction is a dimension called "Cloud World".

As for why, I dunno. Japan sometimes uses words that sound weird to us but might be fine for them.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream (1563532)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 8th, 2014 @ 8:26am CDT
thedistinctroom wrote:Why is this range called "Cloud"? Is the TF multi-verse, when viewed on a diagram, a cloud of some sort? Idk.


Possibly because the characters are from an intangible dimension? Or the toys are simply out of reach for most. :lol:
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream (1563647)
Posted by thedistinctroom on April 8th, 2014 @ 2:48pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
thedistinctroom wrote:Why is this range called "Cloud"? Is the TF multi-verse, when viewed on a diagram, a cloud of some sort? Idk.


Possibly because the characters are from an intangible dimension? Or the toys are simply out of reach for most. :lol:


:D I like yr answer. :BOT:
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream (1563649)
Posted by thedistinctroom on April 8th, 2014 @ 2:49pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
thedistinctroom wrote:Why is this range called "Cloud"? Is the TF multi-verse, when viewed on a diagram, a cloud of some sort? Idk.
The primary location of the line's fiction is a dimension called "Cloud World".

As for why, I dunno. Japan sometimes uses words that sound weird to us but might be fine for them.


Well, that does explain it! Thanks!
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream (1577347)
Posted by Va'al on May 26th, 2014 @ 6:43pm CDT
We haven't heard much about the Takara Transformers Cloud line in a while, but thanks to Facebook page Planet Iacon we get a look at some in-hand images to TFC-AC01, Optimus Prime, and 02, Megatron, respectively based on the Classics/Henkei Voyager and the ROTF Bludgeon mold. In addition, some more Megatron images courtesy of MASABON1980, too, and some images from the included comic featuring the Generations Whirl styled Shockwave character, too - check them all out below!

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Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream (1577350)
Posted by KirbyForce1 on May 26th, 2014 @ 6:52pm CDT
That's not Generations Whirl. That's Cloud Shockwave who's an upcoming repaint of Generations Whirl.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream (1577351)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 26th, 2014 @ 6:58pm CDT
KirbyForce1 wrote:That's not Generations Whirl. That's Cloud Shockwave who's an upcoming repaint of Generations Whirl.


Is it upcoming? We don't know. It's just as possible as the Hot Rod/Rodimus/Rodimus Prime from Springer. >:oP
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream (1577361)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on May 26th, 2014 @ 8:12pm CDT
You can hate me when I say this but, the Transformers: Cloud Optimus Prime looks better than the original Classics Optimus. I don't know why.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream (1577362)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 26th, 2014 @ 8:17pm CDT
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:You can hate me when I say this but, the Transformers: Cloud Optimus Prime looks better than the original Classics Optimus. I don't know why.
It's certainly more show-accurate than and not as cluttered in color as the original Classics version.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream (1577371)
Posted by Shadowstream on May 26th, 2014 @ 8:46pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:You can hate me when I say this but, the Transformers: Cloud Optimus Prime looks better than the original Classics Optimus. I don't know why.
It's certainly more show-accurate than and not as cluttered in color as the original Classics version.

In other words, dull. Sorry, but between the AOE 2-pack release being toy accurate and this cloud release being show accurate in their colors those 2 come across as the LEAST exciting releases of this mold thus far. True, each one has one point of major interest between lots of chrome on one and a G2 soundbox reference on the other, but on the whole they're very straitforward and meh. Neither of these will replace Henkei Convoy IME.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream (1577378)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 26th, 2014 @ 9:09pm CDT
Megatron look pretty sweet in robot mode, but his tank mode is drab as hell.
Regardless of the black roof, that Optimus prime have LESS paint aps than the Henkei! WTF?

Will this worth 100$ + shipping for each figures? HELL NO!
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream (1577394)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 26th, 2014 @ 10:10pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Megatron look pretty sweet in robot mode, but his tank mode is drab as hell.
Regardless of the black roof, that Optimus prime have LESS paint aps than the Henkei! WTF?
All in the name of show-accuracy. :P
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream (1577424)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 27th, 2014 @ 8:06am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
KirbyForce1 wrote:That's not Generations Whirl. That's Cloud Shockwave who's an upcoming repaint of Generations Whirl.


Is it upcoming? We don't know. It's just as possible as the Hot Rod/Rodimus/Rodimus Prime from Springer. >:oP


It's very plausible actually, as all Cloud releases have been Voyagers so far, and molds and retools initially skipped by TakaraTomy (excluding Prime and Rodimus should he be next of course).
However, this is all rumor and speculation at this point, even until the 4th and final releases.
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