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New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer

Transformers News: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer

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Thanks to a tweet from @_blackburn_ we have a new image of Takara Tomy's upcoming Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime. This version of the Autobot leader has three modes; robot, bullet train, and dragon. He also has the ability to combine with G01 Kenzan or G05 Gekisomaru to form a super robot. This image gives us a great look at the figure in all three modes, plus his massive double bladed weapon.

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Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1536710)
Posted by Mkall on December 20th, 2013 @ 8:28pm CST
I predict 10 years from now, someone is going to post an eBay auction for this toy with the following question:

"Is this a KO? I looks like Optimus Prime, but it doesn't transform into a truck?"

It looks rather kibbly, especially around the arms.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1536713)
Posted by CR71Autobot on December 20th, 2013 @ 9:04pm CST
Wow... that's just... Wow...
That is one ugly transformer....
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1536717)
Posted by mattyc1007 on December 20th, 2013 @ 9:50pm CST
Come on Takara pull your chop sticks from where the sun don't shine, these figures look ridiculous that their pumping out now >.>

They do amazing work with lines such as Alterity... then this!

The train ain't bad, and Im a sucker for Train/TF's, but that dragon is NASTY on so many levels! >.<
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1536720)
Posted by Rated X on December 20th, 2013 @ 10:06pm CST
:SICK: :SICK: :SICK:
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1536721)
Posted by durroth on December 20th, 2013 @ 10:13pm CST
the dragon looks like someone accidentally all the combiner kibble on it. The train mode looks disturbingly clean and solid when compared to the rest.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1536722)
Posted by Cobalt Prime on December 20th, 2013 @ 10:25pm CST
I'm sick to death of all these bladed weapons they're packaging Prime with these days instead of a nice big rifle. Call me a G1 purist if you will, but these are futuristic robots, not knights of old. Even that huge Beast Hunters Prime only comes with that God-awful sword and shield in terms of hand held weapons. A big chunky figure should have had a big chunky hand held high tech beam weapon or something imo. These GO! figures seem to be following the same trend.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1536724)
Posted by durroth on December 20th, 2013 @ 10:44pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
RhA wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
RhA wrote:He never said there are NO OTHER combiners,
Never claimed he did.

Then what's the use of posting that buttload of combiners?
In response to his claim of "combiners formed by a number of components that's different from 5 are weak".


Tripredacus still looks amazing. Magnaboss would look so much less stupid if they fixed that perpetual looking up thing... I kinda wish they had gone for a set combiner like those instead of the modular teams.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1536726)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 20th, 2013 @ 11:21pm CST
My reaction to those big arms in dragon mode:




Seriously, am I the only one on here who sincerely thinks this thing looks cool?
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1536727)
Posted by durroth on December 20th, 2013 @ 11:25pm CST
It looks cool, but I'm still not sold on the dragon mode (The big dragon arms seem to be the reason the arm kibble in robot mode is so huge too since it looks like they're the same part... I want to see it in robot mode with the dragon claws out.)
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1536743)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 21st, 2013 @ 1:50am CST
When when when?
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1536757)
Posted by VioMeTriX on December 21st, 2013 @ 6:00am CST
this is hands down the worst transformer I've ever seen, in this day and age there is no excuse for shit like this.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1536762)
Posted by Dead Metal on December 21st, 2013 @ 6:41am CST
Only way to describe this accurately.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1536765)
Posted by morphobots on December 21st, 2013 @ 7:02am CST
Cobalt Prime wrote:I'm sick to death of all these bladed weapons they're packaging Prime with these days instead of a nice big rifle. Call me a G1 purist if you will, but these are futuristic robots, not knights of old. Even that huge Beast Hunters Prime only comes with that God-awful sword and shield in terms of hand held weapons. A big chunky figure should have had a big chunky hand held high tech beam weapon or something imo. These GO! figures seem to be following the same trend.


Seconded. I miss weapons intended to be so advanced they didn't even make sense, like Skullcruncher's rubberizer rifle for "tenderizing" his opponents. That cracked me up even when I was a kid.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1536766)
Posted by Cobalt Prime on December 21st, 2013 @ 7:13am CST
morphobots wrote:
Cobalt Prime wrote:I'm sick to death of all these bladed weapons they're packaging Prime with these days instead of a nice big rifle. Call me a G1 purist if you will, but these are futuristic robots, not knights of old. Even that huge Beast Hunters Prime only comes with that God-awful sword and shield in terms of hand held weapons. A big chunky figure should have had a big chunky hand held high tech beam weapon or something imo. These GO! figures seem to be following the same trend.


Seconded. I miss weapons intended to be so advanced they didn't even make sense, like Skullcruncher's rubberizer rifle for "tenderizing" his opponents. That cracked me up even when I was a kid.


I know! I wouldn't have been a bit surprised to see "Wheeljack Arms" stamped into every weapon carried by either side, lol
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1536771)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 21st, 2013 @ 7:47am CST
Eh, definitely not my cup of tea. Doesn't look bad, but it doesn't appeal to me in any way whatsoever. >:oP
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1536783)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 21st, 2013 @ 8:45am CST
VioMeTriX wrote:this is hands down the worst transformer I've ever seen, in this day and age there is no excuse for shit like this.
Dead Metal wrote:Only way to describe this accurately.

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Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1536785)
Posted by Megazarak on December 21st, 2013 @ 8:52am CST
Hm, thought I'd like him cause he's a train and all, but geez, he is kinda ugly. He's not so bad that I wouldn't consider at the right price (he is still a train after all), but uh, that can wait for a while.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1536800)
Posted by craggy on December 21st, 2013 @ 10:57am CST
I think he looks kinda cool. :-$

If I could have picked up the 3 bot Go! combiners for Hasbro prices (probably £40 or so for the ones with electronics?) I would have because I liked them for the most part, and think this one is decent too. I'd have liked to have seen Decepticons or Predacons in this style as well.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1536803)
Posted by PrymeStriker on December 21st, 2013 @ 11:55am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
VioMeTriX wrote:this is hands down the worst transformer I've ever seen, in this day and age there is no excuse for shit like this.
Dead Metal wrote:Only way to describe this accurately. This sucks more than anything that has ever sucked before.
DOTM Mudflap & Skids


Come on, guys. We all know that there is one transformer toy that sucks more than this abomination of a figure, or any figure at that.

Don't act like you don't remember her.

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Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1536805)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 21st, 2013 @ 12:04pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:Image


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What are you, nuts? That ain't the worst of them all. This is:

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Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1536811)
Posted by PrymeStriker on December 21st, 2013 @ 12:27pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:*snip*


*snippers*

What are you, nuts? That ain't the worst of them all. This is:

Image


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Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1536835)
Posted by YRQRM0 on December 21st, 2013 @ 3:48pm CST
LOL @ Armada Sideswipe. But I don't think this Prime looks THAT bad. I mean, it's different, but that's why it's kind of cool.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1536836)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 21st, 2013 @ 3:50pm CST
YRQRM0 wrote:But I don't think this Prime looks THAT bad.


Agreed. People are just overreacting. >:oP
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1536841)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on December 21st, 2013 @ 4:55pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
YRQRM0 wrote:But I don't think this Prime looks THAT bad.


Agreed. People are just overreacting. >:oP


For what it has to do:

- Robot Mode
- Dragon Mode
- Train Mode
- Sanjou Gattai (middle only)

I'd say he looks fairly decent, but the forearms... :-? I'll reserve final judgement until in-hand picks arrive in Jan/Feb.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1536876)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 21st, 2013 @ 9:06pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
YRQRM0 wrote:But I don't think this Prime looks THAT bad.


Agreed. People are just overreacting. >:oP


For what it has to do:

- Robot Mode
- Dragon Mode
- Train Mode
- Sanjou Gattai (middle only)

I'd say he looks fairly decent, but the forearms... :-? I'll reserve final judgement until in-hand picks arrive in Jan/Feb.
I think he might have two different torso modes (even if one might possibly be the other just flipped upside-down), so he'd be a five-changer in that case. ;)

Though, with him it's "Renketsu Sanjou Gattai" :-B
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1536913)
Posted by frogbat on December 22nd, 2013 @ 4:40am CST
agreed that we should wait to see better pix however I cannot but help try dig back in my memory to see whether any other figure made me let out a massive WTF‽ as this one did.

There are lame figures in every run, heck there are lame series too (pretenders... action masters...) but I think this guy's problem isn't the lameness just that it's rather out there... maybe it might work better if they gave him an original character or recycled one of the trainformers rather than use a prime.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1537133)
Posted by rpetras on December 23rd, 2013 @ 10:11am CST
My favorite part about this figure?

I'm saving money by not getting it! ZING!!! :grin:
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1537162)
Posted by El Duque on December 23rd, 2013 @ 12:12pm CST
Autobase Aichi has posted some additional promotional images of Takara Tomy's upcoming Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime. These images give us a look at the figure combined with G01 Kenzan and G05 Gekisomaru. Besides the aforementioned combining abilities the figure is also a triple changer: robot, bullet train, and dragon. Check out the images mirrored below.

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Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1537169)
Posted by Autobot032 on December 23rd, 2013 @ 12:38pm CST
Wow. He's an ugly mess.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1537170)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 23rd, 2013 @ 12:40pm CST
Easy pass. Then again, most Takara stuff are passes for me (only because I can only get so much with my crappy budget).
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1537172)
Posted by GuyIncognito on December 23rd, 2013 @ 12:58pm CST
Power Rangers are like crappy Transformer wannabes, so I can't for the life of me figure out why TT would try to copy them.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1537173)
Posted by Dead Metal on December 23rd, 2013 @ 12:59pm CST
This just keeps getting worse and worse.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1537176)
Posted by Mkall on December 23rd, 2013 @ 1:35pm CST
I haven't used the term fugly in a while, but that's the term that popped into my head immediately upon looking at this.

Yup, it's fugly.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1537178)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on December 23rd, 2013 @ 1:40pm CST
I'll let you guys in on a secret: the more one hates it, the more I love it :x
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1537179)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 23rd, 2013 @ 1:43pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I'll let you guys in on a secret: the more one hates it, the more I love it :x


Quick, gather all the haters: the immense aura of pure animosity for this figure should allow JelZe to love the figure like a second wife!

8-}
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1537183)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on December 23rd, 2013 @ 1:54pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I'll let you guys in on a secret: the more one hates it, the more I love it :x


Quick, gather all the haters: the immense aura of pure animosity for this figure should allow JelZe to love the figure like a second wife!

8-}


Seriously though, the figure may look like it could use more polish but it doesn't look like total garbage. We've all seen way worse, haven't we?
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1537185)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 23rd, 2013 @ 1:56pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:We've all seen way worse, haven't we?


No disagreement there. Need I bring out Armada Side Swipe again (which I unfortunately own)?
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1537188)
Posted by RhA on December 23rd, 2013 @ 2:05pm CST
It looks like something TakaraTomy would have designed in 1990, which is good.

Honestly- If you wouldn't have known the dragonmode to be a dragon, would you have guessed it was a dragon?
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1537191)
Posted by T-Macksimus on December 23rd, 2013 @ 2:10pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:We've all seen way worse, haven't we?


No disagreement there. Need I bring out Armada Side Swipe again (which I unfortunately own)?


I can't argue the statement either and while, surprisingly, I don't own Armada Sideswipe, I do have many other of the figures from that line (and others) that have left me me saying "WTF was I thinking???"

Still, and much pun intended considering one of his alt modes, this thing is a freaking train-wreck.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1537202)
Posted by Tronus_Rex on December 23rd, 2013 @ 2:26pm CST
Sigh, such an awesome idea, yet, badly executed, for it's obviously super top heavy, & worse looks like a mess, & not at all cool or good.

...Dammit, TomyT', has gotta do better than that. Simpler, sturdier, stouter, & heavier at the feet so it can stand, and also give us HEAVY joints.

I'm not spending money on items that are that flawed anymore, not when you at TomyT', know about these issues, & have for years. Especially not at the import or "collector" prices. Even if I will likely see this at Toy's r Us at some point, I still would avoid it.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1537209)
Posted by Towline on December 23rd, 2013 @ 3:02pm CST
Why is it that Japan prefers Optimus Prime (Optimus EX Prime) combine with everyone.
(Okay 2 to 3 other autobots.) While the United States prefer that Optimus Prime be either a truck or monkey?
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1537215)
Posted by frogbat on December 23rd, 2013 @ 3:29pm CST
You know... This is ripe for one of those dear japan wtf memes.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1537242)
Posted by craggy on December 23rd, 2013 @ 5:28pm CST
RhA wrote:It looks like something TakaraTomy would have designed in 1990, which is good.

Honestly- If you wouldn't have known the dragonmode to be a dragon, would you have guessed it was a dragon?

Swimming dog mode is what I would have went with if I'd seen it cold.

I still like it.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1537255)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on December 23rd, 2013 @ 6:24pm CST
Not in my taste, but it's pretty cool looking. Wouldn't spend money on it though. Back in my day, Optimus didn't combine with anyone! Not Jetfire, not Godbomber, not even High-Q! I'm all for Optimus being something other than a truck or a monkey though. Unless he were a hat or a shoe. That would be silly. ;)
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1537257)
Posted by Autobot032 on December 23rd, 2013 @ 7:05pm CST
GuyIncognito wrote:Power Rangers are like crappy Transformer wannabes, so I can't for the life of me figure out why TT would try to copy them.


Er...what? Sentai came long before Transformers did. Power Rangers just Americanized it for a wider audience.

And ripping off Transformers? No. In some ways, they have more badassery than some recent TFs.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1537261)
Posted by Manterax Prime on December 23rd, 2013 @ 7:32pm CST
Autobot032 wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:Power Rangers are like crappy Transformer wannabes, so I can't for the life of me figure out why TT would try to copy them.


Er...what? Sentai came long before Transformers did. Power Rangers just Americanized it for a wider audience.

And ripping off Transformers? No. In some ways, they have more badassery than some recent TFs.


Have you seen the new Tokkyuger mecha?
http://img1.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire1/404f4f873d63cdf6dde2c58442ffdccb1386375355_full.jpg
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1537264)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 23rd, 2013 @ 8:06pm CST
So ugly! I love it! :lol:

Btw guys........this IS primarily for the Japanese market where they turn bugs into bad@ss mechs etc
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1537267)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on December 23rd, 2013 @ 8:25pm CST
I really dig odd balls like this.
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1537275)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 23rd, 2013 @ 9:26pm CST
Oh Takara, why do you torture me with such awesomeness?
Re: New Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime Triple Changer (1537310)
Posted by Moonshot on December 23rd, 2013 @ 11:04pm CST
Well that is pretty much crap. Also I don't see a dragon anywhere there and why does Japan love transforming robots with train alt modes so well? They seem like they would be so limited, although I do remember Astrotrain in steam-train mode running through the desert and jungle with no tracks and I was ok with it.

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