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New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus!

Transformers News: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus!

Thursday, April 18th, 2013 8:24AM CDT

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Some hot new preorders were just announced from Takara/Tomy for a September release:

New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus!
Transformers GT - Super GT - GTR-04 Maximus
New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus!
Transformers Generations Japan - TG23 Fall of Cybertron – Metroplex
New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus!
Transformers Generations Japan - TG24 Fall of Cybertron - Optimus Prime & Bumblebee Set

Just how the Japanese Generations version of Metroplex differs from the US version is unknown, but due to the size will be a massive figure! This listing is also for the early air shipment.

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Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1480084)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 18th, 2013 @ 9:22am CDT
Bumblebee looks shinier.

What's with TFSource's labeling these Fall of Cybertron figures? They're not.
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1480088)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 18th, 2013 @ 9:44am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:What's with TFSource's labeling these Fall of Cybertron figures? They're not.


Force of habit.

And I spy with my little eye, something long and Maximus :lol:
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1480090)
Posted by necr0blivion on April 18th, 2013 @ 9:51am CDT
GTR Maximus and Sailor Jupiter, fan-fiction at its best!

Most interesting is the Metroplex release date: Takara release dates are a few months off from Hasbro's on this line. So if Takara is saying September... US should have this fella in stores mid-Summer? I think someone else mentioned awhile back that the timing might coincide with SDCC'13. Hasbro, your move.
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1480093)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on April 18th, 2013 @ 10:11am CDT
So 2 questions now come to me. The first is what was the speculated price of Hasbro MP...was it under $100? BBTS now has Takara's already posted to which I was expecting it to be much more.

My final question is if Takara chose to do a Metro Titan repaint would you pick it up? I don't know if this has been ask already. :VEHI:
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1480098)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on April 18th, 2013 @ 10:43am CDT
F**k yeah I'd get Metrotitan. Not interested in the GTR, but Metroplex will be MINE!
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1480099)
Posted by Autobot Genocide on April 18th, 2013 @ 10:49am CDT
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1480108)
Posted by GuyIncognito on April 18th, 2013 @ 11:51am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Bumblebee looks shinier.



So does OP, at least his blue parts. Sometimes (like with BH Shockwave) the shiny Takara finishes look better. But for these two little guys, I think it's out of place.
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1480109)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 18th, 2013 @ 11:55am CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Bumblebee looks shinier.



So does OP, at least his blue parts. Sometimes (like with BH Shockwave) the shiny Takara finishes look better. But for these two little guys, I think it's out of place.
But Bee was shiny in the FOC game.
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1480113)
Posted by kirbenvost on April 18th, 2013 @ 12:10pm CDT
Hel-loooooo, race girl! :lol: Maximus has too much green, but okay.

I really hope the Hasbro version of Metroplex is significantly less, because damn...
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1480116)
Posted by Mkall on April 18th, 2013 @ 12:56pm CDT
kirbenvost wrote:Hel-loooooo, race girl! :lol: Maximus has too much green, but okay.

I really hope the Hasbro version of Metroplex is significantly less, because damn...

I believe Canadian TRUs have him listed for $100
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1480173)
Posted by Arctorro on April 18th, 2013 @ 6:44pm CDT
BBTS has him listed for $20 less than TFsource, still way to much though...
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1480182)
Posted by KNM2012 on April 18th, 2013 @ 7:13pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:What's with TFSource's labeling these Fall of Cybertron figures? They're not.


Force of habit.

And I spy with my little eye, something long and Maximus :lol:

Well... Metroplex is. Then again, TFsource once posted Saber as "Savior". :lol:

But besides that, all my feels are going to GT-R Maximus! I have to wait until May to preorder him, and September to get him. But even then, he will fill out the first half of my collection-based project. :) That, and covers my GT-R collection. But with Maximus, I feel compelled to play the overworld theme to Legend of Zelda. :-B
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1480184)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on April 18th, 2013 @ 7:18pm CDT
Okay, who is that with the Alternity transformer? :???:

Also, I will SO wait for the domestic Metroplex release. =;
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1480187)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 18th, 2013 @ 7:21pm CDT
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Okay, who is that with the Alternity transformer? :???:
GT-R Maximus = Fortress Maximus
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1480194)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on April 18th, 2013 @ 7:35pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Okay, who is that with the Alternity transformer? :???:
GT-R Maximus = Fortress Maximus

Her name is Fortress Maximus? That's... odd.
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1480200)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 18th, 2013 @ 7:44pm CDT
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Okay, who is that with the Alternity transformer? :???:
GT-R Maximus = Fortress Maximus

Her name is Fortress Maximus? That's... odd.
"Her"? :???:

Oh, you mean the Race Queen figure. Didn't see the "with the" in your original post. :oops:

The Bot is Maximus. The girl is his Race Queen.
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1480207)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on April 18th, 2013 @ 8:12pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Okay, who is that with the Alternity transformer? :???:
GT-R Maximus = Fortress Maximus

Her name is Fortress Maximus? That's... odd.
"Her"? :???:

Oh, you mean the Race Queen figure. Didn't see the "with the" in your original post. :oops:

The Bot is Maximus. The girl is his Race Queen.

It's cool. ;) And thanks. I'm getting this guy. Never owned an Alternity before, and the Race Queen looks rather interesting.
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1480209)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 18th, 2013 @ 8:22pm CDT
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Okay, who is that with the Alternity transformer? :???:
GT-R Maximus = Fortress Maximus

Her name is Fortress Maximus? That's... odd.
"Her"? :???:

Oh, you mean the Race Queen figure. Didn't see the "with the" in your original post. :oops:

The Bot is Maximus. The girl is his Race Queen.

It's cool. ;) And thanks. I'm getting this guy. Never owned an Alternity before, and the Race Queen looks rather interesting.
It's not Alternity.

It's Transformers: GT.
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1480251)
Posted by KNM2012 on April 18th, 2013 @ 11:54pm CDT
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Okay, who is that with the Alternity transformer? :???:

Also, I will SO wait for the domestic Metroplex release. =;


Just for the record: It's not Alternity. It is a collaboration with Super GT Racing, as a way to celebrate Super GT's 20th anniversary. And as we speak, GT-R Maximus is the 4th and final GT-R GT300 model. And we might see other models be added in a hopes of showing that it is more than a "simple" retooling. Namely because they have 12 more teams and around 2-3 more car models. And trust me, Alternity was just a way to wrap up Takara's original work. This is way cooler. 8)

In all cases, the whole theme is a lot more interesting than me explaining continuities (which is a subject I have been studying for the last 16 years, thanks to RPGs). Because they have fast cars, racing queens, and four GT-Rs that are Prime, Saber, Megatron, and Maximus. All I have are cookies. :lol:
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1481495)
Posted by alldarker on April 24th, 2013 @ 6:01am CDT
New hi-res pictures of GTR GT-04 Maximus (from Amazon.jp).

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Not going to lie, that race queen figure just made me pre-order this :x . Going to be my very first Alternity / GTR mold.
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1481505)
Posted by Autobot032 on April 24th, 2013 @ 7:39am CDT
As a follow up to the images they provided us earlier, our valued sponsor TFsource dropped by with some high res images of Takara Tomy's Super GT GTR-04 Maximus! Like all figures in the line he's a reuse of their previously released Alternity Convoy mold. These images give us a much better look at the figure's new head, weapon, and Race Queen mini figure. The TFsource pre-order page can be found at the following link or by click any of the images found below.

Transformers GT - Super GT - GTR-04 Maximus

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Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1481523)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 24th, 2013 @ 8:49am CDT
Alright! He does have a new head. :D
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1481585)
Posted by RhA on April 24th, 2013 @ 11:47am CDT
Y'know? It really should be Spike in that dress.
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1481589)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 24th, 2013 @ 11:57am CDT
RhA wrote:Y'know? It really should be Spike in that dress.
Not when Spike never bonded with Fortress in Japan. ;)
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1481610)
Posted by Delta Magnus on April 24th, 2013 @ 1:43pm CDT
Wow, that's nice. Excellent detail, and a great little minifigure too.

Although she really needs a shirt with the infamous line "Fortress Maximus Has Come Himself" emblazoned on it.

(Hint: Skip to the 35 second mark to hear the line in question)
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1481615)
Posted by The Variable on April 24th, 2013 @ 2:00pm CDT
Now I want to see a Magnus figure paired with Verity... :D
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1481619)
Posted by Manterax Prime on April 24th, 2013 @ 2:19pm CDT
I'm glad they all have different heads.
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1481621)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 24th, 2013 @ 2:21pm CDT
Didn't realize he had a new head and sword. Both are very nice.
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1481632)
Posted by Marcdachamp on April 24th, 2013 @ 2:48pm CDT
Dang. He's really cool looking. The import price is really high, though. I'd love to have him side by side with my Kibaya Max. :sad:
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1481642)
Posted by KNM2012 on April 24th, 2013 @ 3:04pm CDT
All I can say is that this piece is one that makes me want to say something here about it. And all I can say is that unless the piece (and its racing queen) have mass-produced paint related QCs, this is a definite contender when it comes to being my favorite piece. Granted, he is still a G1 piece and will not have me sacrifice any other contenders in my "30 strong" project (i.e. 20 G1 Cybertron and their variants, 5 Destron/Decepticon and their variants, 5 Cybertron/Autobot variants of G1 characters). But for me, the only way this can be topped... Takara Tomy would have to either reissue "26" Grimlock or "C-328" Victory Saber... Or just simply an "ALL SPARK" toyline. :lol:

And also... I am with RhA on the idea that they should have made a "Crossformer" version of Spike. Because after seeing his ALL SPARK reboot incarnation, I think he could easily pull it off! :lol:
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1481685)
Posted by RhA on April 24th, 2013 @ 4:34pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
RhA wrote:Y'know? It really should be Spike in that dress.
Not when Spike never bonded with Fortress in Japan. ;)


The girl bonds with the figure? How?
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1481701)
Posted by El Duque on April 24th, 2013 @ 5:47pm CDT
Site sponsor TFsource has received some additional details on Takara Tomy's version of Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex and how it will differ from it's Hasbro counter part. The figure is isn't scheduled to arrive until September, we'll keep you updated as new information and hopefully images emerge. The TFsource pre-order can be found by clicking here.

TFsource wrote:
  • The US version will be white, the Takara will be more true to the white and coloring of the G1 Metroplex
  • The Japanese version will include two guns, the US version just 1 gun
  • It is believed the Japanese version will feature chromed/metallic paint apps the US will not, but this is not confirmed. When we asked Takara did not say yes or no


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Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1481707)
Posted by KNM2012 on April 24th, 2013 @ 6:12pm CDT
RhA wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
RhA wrote:Y'know? It really should be Spike in that dress.
Not when Spike never bonded with Fortress in Japan. ;)


The girl bonds with the figure? How?

I was wondering that as well. That, and wondered why he of all people could have missed an opportunity to make a Crossformer joke.

That, and Spike merged with Cerebros. Which makes your suggestion be validly amusing... As he would be a racing "queen". :lol:
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1481709)
Posted by Sodan-1 on April 24th, 2013 @ 6:32pm CDT
Two guns, eh?

Dammit. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1481710)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 24th, 2013 @ 6:35pm CDT
How come we don't get two guns? Scumbag Hasbro doesn't include a second gun in their release of Metroplex...

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Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1481713)
Posted by Mkall on April 24th, 2013 @ 6:52pm CDT
2 guns? That's points for Takara, but I'm not sure an extra gun is worth the extra $100.
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1481717)
Posted by KNM2012 on April 24th, 2013 @ 7:17pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:How come we don't get two guns? Scumbag Hasbro doesn't include a second gun in their release of Metroplex...

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Mkall wrote:2 guns? That's points for Takara, but I'm not sure an extra gun is worth the extra $100.


Have you guys considered that the extra money goes to his "going west-ern" themed musical called "Have Extra Gun, Will Import"? :-?
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1481719)
Posted by Mkall on April 24th, 2013 @ 7:24pm CDT
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:
Mkall wrote:2 guns? That's points for Takara, but I'm not sure an extra gun is worth the extra $100.


Have you guys considered that the extra money goes to his "going west-ern" themed musical called "Have Extra Gun, Will Import"? :-?

Throw in a couple dancing girl Arcees and you've got yourself a deal!
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1481720)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 24th, 2013 @ 7:25pm CDT
Mkall wrote:
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:
Mkall wrote:2 guns? That's points for Takara, but I'm not sure an extra gun is worth the extra $100.


Have you guys considered that the extra money goes to his "going west-ern" themed musical called "Have Extra Gun, Will Import"? :-?

Throw in a couple dancing girl Arcees and you've got yourself a deal!


And popcorn. Can't have a show without popcorn. >:oP
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1481733)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on April 24th, 2013 @ 8:51pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Okay, who is that with the Alternity transformer? :???:
GT-R Maximus = Fortress Maximus

Her name is Fortress Maximus? That's... odd.
"Her"? :???:

Oh, you mean the Race Queen figure. Didn't see the "with the" in your original post. :oops:

The Bot is Maximus. The girl is his Race Queen.

It's cool. ;) And thanks. I'm getting this guy. Never owned an Alternity before, and the Race Queen looks rather interesting.
It's not Alternity.

It's Transformers: GT.


KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Okay, who is that with the Alternity transformer? :???:

Also, I will SO wait for the domestic Metroplex release. =;


Just for the record: It's not Alternity. It is a collaboration with Super GT Racing, as a way to celebrate Super GT's 20th anniversary. And as we speak, GT-R Maximus is the 4th and final GT-R GT300 model. And we might see other models be added in a hopes of showing that it is more than a "simple" retooling. Namely because they have 12 more teams and around 2-3 more car models. And trust me, Alternity was just a way to wrap up Takara's original work. This is way cooler. 8)

In all cases, the whole theme is a lot more interesting than me explaining continuities (which is a subject I have been studying for the last 16 years, thanks to RPGs). Because they have fast cars, racing queens, and four GT-Rs that are Prime, Saber, Megatron, and Maximus. All I have are cookies. :lol:

Okay, okay. ;) Well, this will be the first from this line. How's that work? ;) And it's this 'Race Queen' that's got me interested. Won't lie there. :p But he does look cool as well.
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1481738)
Posted by Rated X on April 24th, 2013 @ 9:13pm CDT
TFsource wrote:

The US version will be white, the Takara will be more true to the white and coloring of the G1 Metroplex

WTF ??? When did white stop becoming white ? Could they be a little more specific ? Do they mean "off-white" or "bone-white" for the American version like we always get ? And I hate when they use the term "G1" without specifying whether they mean "G1 toy" or "G1 cartoon".
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1481740)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 24th, 2013 @ 9:16pm CDT
Rated X wrote:And I hate when they use the term "G1" without specifying whether they mean "G1 toy" or "G1 cartoon".


They most likely mean the original toy.
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1481752)
Posted by Autobot032 on April 24th, 2013 @ 10:51pm CDT
$150.00 more for a second gun, that's the basic gist.

No thanks.

And this is why 3rd parties flourish. Dr. Wu will come along and produce the second gun. *SMH*
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1481755)
Posted by Poyguimogul on April 24th, 2013 @ 10:59pm CDT
I like this so much more then I ever thought I would.

The head is really nice. The Girl is awesome.(as are Saber's and Megatron's)

The Master Sword as a "Jack" is interesting. Fortress will jack up your car, Prime will swap the tires and Star Saber will refuel you.

Now you just have to pass Megatron to win!
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1481781)
Posted by Nyancatron on April 25th, 2013 @ 3:00am CDT
I want that Maximus... though it sounds like the Japanese version will be the one to get. I'd probably hate the English voices anyway, as they usually sound generic and annoying. Much cooler if it spoke Japanese or didn't talk at all.

AND... i'd probably want one in darker colors too... maybe not the reds and lighter blues of Metrotitan, but the "city at night" look of Brave Maximus would be GODLY.
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1481784)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on April 25th, 2013 @ 3:29am CDT
Actually a really huge pearly white TF would look great. :-?

But that's $100 extra. Bah, Hasbro it is. I can live without 1 extra gun.


No 2nd gun? Thank the gun laws. :lol:
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Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1481819)
Posted by Autobot032 on April 25th, 2013 @ 7:19am CDT
gavinfuzzy wrote:Image


LOL
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1481889)
Posted by mooncake623 on April 25th, 2013 @ 10:31am CDT
2 guns and "more G1" no thanks! Maybe actual pictures will change my mind..
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1481920)
Posted by Rated X on April 25th, 2013 @ 12:47pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:How come we don't get two guns? Scumbag Hasbro doesn't include a second gun in their release of Metroplex...

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Buy a 2nd Metroplex in TRU and return it without the gun. TRU will have to end up sending it back to Hasbro when the new owner returns it. So stick it right back to Hasbro. :lol:
Re: New Japanese Generations Preorders Including Metroplex & TF GTR Maximus! (1481922)
Posted by Nyancatron on April 25th, 2013 @ 12:48pm CDT
gavinfuzzy wrote:Actually a really huge pearly white TF would look great. :-?


Some see a pearly white Transformer.
40 years as a toy geek tell me to see it as a dark amber Transformer.

Dark blue Brave Maximus night time city For the Win.

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