Non-Watermarked Official TakaraTomy Images: TG-30 Waspinator and TG-31 Rhinox

Transformers News: Non-Watermarked Official TakaraTomy Images: TG-30 Waspinator and TG-31 Rhinox

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 1:19PM CST

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Takara Tomy has updated their online product catalog with official images of Transformers Generations TG-30 Waspinator and TG-31 Rhinox. We've seen these images before, but these are nice and free of any watermarks. Like all figures in this line these two feature alternate decos and metallic paint applications compared to their Hasbro counterparts. Enjoy the images mirrored the below.


Transformers News: Re: Official TakaraTomy pics of TG-30 Waspinator, TG-31 Rhinox, MP-12G Lambor G2 Version, and MP-13B Sou

Transformers News: Re: Official TakaraTomy pics of TG-30 Waspinator, TG-31 Rhinox, MP-12G Lambor G2 Version, and MP-13B Sou

Transformers News: Re: Official TakaraTomy pics of TG-30 Waspinator, TG-31 Rhinox, MP-12G Lambor G2 Version, and MP-13B Sou

Transformers News: Re: Official TakaraTomy pics of TG-30 Waspinator, TG-31 Rhinox, MP-12G Lambor G2 Version, and MP-13B Sou
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Re: Non-Watermarked Official TakaraTomy Images: TG-30 Waspinator and TG-31 Rhinox (1544392)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 23rd, 2014 @ 1:24pm CST
Meh, I like the Hasbro versions better. Waspy's eyes look nice, but I like yellow and black better than gold and black for a wasp. And Rhinox looks too brown for me. I don't care about cartoon accuracy or comic accuracy; when it comes to beasties, I want the beast mode to look realistic, and I think the color of Hasbro's Rhinox looks more like the grayish color of a real rhino. I do like the chrome-edged blades, though.
Re: Non-Watermarked Official TakaraTomy Images: TG-30 Waspinator and TG-31 Rhinox (1544408)
Posted by Emerje on January 23rd, 2014 @ 2:35pm CST
Rhinox looks like someone went and bronzed a rhino. Can't understand why they would use their metallic coating on this figure's beast parts at all. The gold on Waspinator makes him look a little too Transmetals for my taste. Really don't know what they were thinking with these two. Better paint aps, but with the wrong use of colors is a real shame.

Emerje
Re: Non-Watermarked Official TakaraTomy Images: TG-30 Waspinator and TG-31 Rhinox (1544422)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 23rd, 2014 @ 2:58pm CST
Dying for in hand pics of these two.
Re: Non-Watermarked Official TakaraTomy Images: TG-30 Waspinator and TG-31 Rhinox (1544462)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 23rd, 2014 @ 4:02pm CST
Every time I see these two I question the logic behind making all the fleshy animal parts metallic and all the parts that where shiny metal in the show just dull plastic.
This has got to be some kind of miscommunication, as in someone must have said that they need metallic paint, and somehow someone got confused and painted the wrong parts.
Or the guys in charge of the decos are the same crack heads that did and ruined Henkei Galvatron and make all the bizzar repaints like Pink Movie Starscream, or the original MP Starscream.

I call them crack team crackheads.
Re: Non-Watermarked Official TakaraTomy Images: TG-30 Waspinator and TG-31 Rhinox (1544463)
Posted by Mkall on January 23rd, 2014 @ 4:04pm CST
The colours are nice, but not nice enough to justify the extra costs.
Re: Non-Watermarked Official TakaraTomy Images: TG-30 Waspinator and TG-31 Rhinox (1549424)
Posted by El Duque on February 10th, 2014 @ 10:34am CST
Just in are some new in-hand images of Takara Tomy's upcoming Transformers Generations releases TG-30 Waspinator and TG-31 Rhinox courtesy of TF YUKI. Like most figures from the Takara Tomy Generations line these figures feature alternate decos compared to their Hasbro counterparts and the line's signature metallic paint. Just in case your wondering the little Optimus Prime looking guy is a souvenir pin from the 55th Asahikawa Snow Sculpture Festival.









Re: Non-Watermarked Official TakaraTomy Images: TG-30 Waspinator and TG-31 Rhinox (1549425)
Posted by mooncake623 on February 10th, 2014 @ 10:39am CST
Looks awesome! Hope they fix all the QC issues with Rhinox! hm... now what to do with my Hasbro one...
Re: Non-Watermarked Official TakaraTomy Images: TG-30 Waspinator and TG-31 Rhinox (1549427)
Posted by GuyIncognito on February 10th, 2014 @ 10:42am CST
What "QC issues" does Rhinox have? No problems with mine.
Re: Non-Watermarked Official TakaraTomy Images: TG-30 Waspinator and TG-31 Rhinox (1549430)
Posted by mooncake623 on February 10th, 2014 @ 10:45am CST
GuyIncognito wrote:What "QC issues" does Rhinox have? No problems with mine.



I've heard a lot of really loose knees. Mine's pretty lose but not as bad as what I've heard. There might be others, but that's the one I know of.
Re: Non-Watermarked Official TakaraTomy Images: TG-30 Waspinator and TG-31 Rhinox (1549433)
Posted by GuyIncognito on February 10th, 2014 @ 10:49am CST
So when you say "ALL the QC issues", you mean "one" issue.

Is there any evidence that the loose knees affects more than a small % of the figures sold? Just because a few people report it in forums, doesn't mean it's a widespread issue. We collectors are a picky and vocal group.
Re: Non-Watermarked Official TakaraTomy Images: TG-30 Waspinator and TG-31 Rhinox (1549438)
Posted by mooncake623 on February 10th, 2014 @ 11:06am CST
GuyIncognito wrote:So when you say "ALL the QC issues", you mean "one" issue.

Is there any evidence that the loose knees affects more than a small % of the figures sold? Just because a few people report it in forums, doesn't mean it's a widespread issue. We collectors are a picky and vocal group.



I thought it was pretty widespread.... don't know what would be considered evidence besides people reporting it. Could have sworn I heard about other issues but whatever...
Re: Non-Watermarked Official TakaraTomy Images: TG-30 Waspinator and TG-31 Rhinox (1549439)
Posted by GuyIncognito on February 10th, 2014 @ 11:13am CST
What I'm asking is: What makes you think it's widespread? Are there thousands of reports of this issue? Are people returning them to stores in large numbers? Or is it a dozen or so collectors with high standards complaining on message boards? A few loose joints isn't a QC issue; it's par for the course. No toy is perfect. An example of a true QC issue is mis-assembled parts or unpainted parts or parts being broken: things that should be caught by quality-control methods. Some figures are going to come off the assembly line with looser joints than others; they can't play-test every single one.
Re: Non-Watermarked Official TakaraTomy Images: TG-30 Waspinator and TG-31 Rhinox (1549442)
Posted by megatronus on February 10th, 2014 @ 11:29am CST
GuyIncognito wrote:What I'm asking is: What makes you think it's widespread? Are there thousands of reports of this issue? Are people returning them to stores in large numbers? Or is it a dozen or so collectors with high standards complaining on message boards? A few loose joints isn't a QC issue; it's par for the course. No toy is perfect. An example of a true QC issue is mis-assembled parts or unpainted parts or parts being broken: things that should be caught by quality-control methods. Some figures are going to come off the assembly line with looser joints than others; they can't play-test every single one.

Loose joints is a QC issue - it has to do with the tolerances of a figure. Just because it's something that potentially could have been dealt with before mass production doesn't mean you should just dismiss it off-hand as a non-issue.

Whether it's widespread is another issue entirely. Unfortunately, I can't complain or comment on that since I haven't yet sighted even 1 blasted Rhinox (or Doubledealer, for that matter) in the wild...
Re: Non-Watermarked Official TakaraTomy Images: TG-30 Waspinator and TG-31 Rhinox (1549467)
Posted by Manterax Prime on February 10th, 2014 @ 12:52pm CST
Well, at least Rhinox has properly colored ears and an accurate horn, but Hasbro's still come out on top strictly due to the reason it looks like an ORGANIC rhino.

Waspinator however is all kinds of wrong. Takara, you failed completely on him.
This is why Waspinator thinks the universe hates him.
Re: Non-Watermarked Official TakaraTomy Images: TG-30 Waspinator and TG-31 Rhinox (1549471)
Posted by GuyIncognito on February 10th, 2014 @ 1:13pm CST
Yeah, I don't understand Takara's use of metallic paints. Are these supposed to be Transmetal versions of the characters?
Re: Non-Watermarked Official TakaraTomy Images: TG-30 Waspinator and TG-31 Rhinox (1549480)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on February 10th, 2014 @ 1:25pm CST
Manterax Prime wrote:Well, at least Rhinox has properly colored ears and an accurate horn, but Hasbro's still come out on top strictly due to the reason it looks like an ORGANIC rhino.

Waspinator however is all kinds of wrong. Takara, you failed completely on him.
This is why Waspinator thinks the universe hates him.


while I agree with you on rhinox, have to completely disagree when it comes to waspinator. his colors and overall paint apps are much more show accurate then the hasbro one. The exception of course is the gold paint instead of yellow, and the circles on his shoulders need to be the color of the hasbro one. However the paint job on the head in particular is right on the money
Re: Non-Watermarked Official TakaraTomy Images: TG-30 Waspinator and TG-31 Rhinox (1549481)
Posted by synapse on February 10th, 2014 @ 1:27pm CST
When I look at those painted guns I'm so glad I preordered Takara Rhinox instead of the Hasbro version :)
Re: Non-Watermarked Official TakaraTomy Images: TG-30 Waspinator and TG-31 Rhinox (1549490)
Posted by Manterax Prime on February 10th, 2014 @ 2:01pm CST
Immortal Starscream wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:Well, at least Rhinox has properly colored ears and an accurate horn, but Hasbro's still come out on top strictly due to the reason it looks like an ORGANIC rhino.

Waspinator however is all kinds of wrong. Takara, you failed completely on him.
This is why Waspinator thinks the universe hates him.


while I agree with you on rhinox, have to completely disagree when it comes to waspinator. his colors and overall paint apps are much more show accurate then the hasbro one. The exception of course is the gold paint instead of yellow, and the circles on his shoulders need to be the color of the hasbro one. However the paint job on the head in particular is right on the money


Wrong you are. Mostly. Yes the yellow mouth is accurate but everything else was nailed be Hasbro. I've seen BW. It's what got me into Tfs to begin with. I KNOW what Waspinators colors are, and the colors on Takara's version, aside from the mouth, are 100% WRONG!
Re: Non-Watermarked Official TakaraTomy Images: TG-30 Waspinator and TG-31 Rhinox (1549501)
Posted by GuyIncognito on February 10th, 2014 @ 2:52pm CST
Who makes decisions about TF purchases based on mouth color? 8-}
Re: Non-Watermarked Official TakaraTomy Images: TG-30 Waspinator and TG-31 Rhinox (1549505)
Posted by Manterax Prime on February 10th, 2014 @ 3:08pm CST
I'll just say this. If you want a Waspinator that is show/comic accurate, get the Hasbro release.
If you want a Waspinator that is toy accurate (as in original BW/10 anniversary dark green), by all means get the Takara version.

Nothing wrong w/ that. Just don't say Takara's Waspinator is show accurate, because that is wrong.

Rhinox is almost there. Needs a matte finish instead of the gloss.

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