Official 30th. Anniversary Plans Provided By Takara Tomy

Transformers News: Official 30th. Anniversary Plans Provided By Takara Tomy

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 6:11AM CDT

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This has been a busy week for Transformers news, we already reported on the G1 deco Slug (which will be updated momentarily), and now we have some really amazing information to share with you!

Another site update from Takara Tomy reveals their plans for the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers Franchise.

The following information comes directly from Takara Tomy's event update page and was translated from Japanese to English, so please understand why the phrasings aren't the easiest to understand.

UPDATE for project 1 (4/18/14)
Project 1: A semi will be decorated in G1 Optimus Prime colors and logos, used as part of a promotional tour. The truck and trailer, as you can see below, are modernized updates.

Project1 ■ ■
Vehicle convoy trailer production version!
Revive the track of modern vehicle mode of primary commander convoy!
"Primary convoy is" re-scanning "the track of modern!" Speaking style Transformers
I should be able to realize in the real convoy.
Special content "Convoy, covert action NOW!" updated schedule information in!


Project 2: Midnight Launch of the Movie Advance line on May 16th. The special event has been named "Transformers Celebration 2014" and will take place at the Toys 'R' Us location in Ikebukuro Sunshine City.

Project2 ■ ■
Toy launch countdown event
"Transformers Celebration 2014"
Ikebukuro, May 16 (Fri) held late at night!
It is released shortly before the date of the "Transformers Movie Advanced Series"
From midnight on Friday, May 16, at Toys R Us Babies R Us, Ikebukuro Sunshine City store
Holding of "Transformers Celebration 2014" is decided!
Other set up a special department, counting down toward the launch, a large screen
The Ya screening of opening picture of the past and anime trailer of the movie "Transformers / Lost Age"
We are also planning limited special plan the day.
※ The details information is updated from time to time in HP plans of this place!


Project 3: This one deals with our earlier news report. "Transformers Expo" is, they hope, to be the biggest Transformers Expo ever. The presentation will include large scale dioramas featuring 3D imagery. This is the event in which G1 deco Slug can be obtained.

Project3 ■ ■
Exhibition of Transformers largest ever
17 (Sun) held determined from (Saturday) "Transformers Expo" 8/9!
Over on Sunday the 17th from Saturday, August 9, at the Pacifico Yokohama (Exhibition Hall B · C)
It is an event of Transformers largest ever in Japan
that the "Transformers TRANSFORMERS EXPO Expo" will be held is decided!
And a huge image of the Transformers world's largest class of grade 7 ~ 9m height, exhibition of the actual vehicle in the movie,
Huge diorama that can experience yourself as if entering into the world of movies as Transformers,
And and 3D projection mapping of topic now,
It's Transformers space experience events of unprecedented scale.
And, April 25 to Friday, "slug G1 color (some plated)" is attached at Lawson Ticket
Will be released in limited quantities a special ticket.
Organizer: NTV, Tomy
URL: Http://Www.Ntv.Co.Jp/TFE/
 

Project 4: The 4th project involves an Optimus Prime inspired deco for a SUPER GT car which is part of the Team Mach racing team. Fiction involving Optimus Prime trans-scanning one of the Team Mach vehicles has been penned and will be included as part of this project.

Project4 ■ ■
Participated in SUPER GT ". Mach Optimus Prime feat!"
Racing car that you designed in the image of Optimus Prime of the movie scampering in the circuit in the SUPER GT!
Team piloted this car is "Mach vehicle inspection with Transformers 30th!"
This racing car, "movie Optimus Prime is" re-scanning "the Mach!" Speaking style Transformers
I want you to realize Transformers lurking in circuit, the real of such vehicle.
Updated schedule information in a 30th anniversary special site. Come, let's check it out!


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Re: Official 30th. Anniversary Plans Provided By Takara Tomy (1565922)
Posted by fenrir72 on April 17th, 2014 @ 6:28am CDT
This is going to be one hell of a ride! On wards 30 +!
Re: Official 30th. Anniversary Plans Provided By Takara Tomy (1565927)
Posted by Burn on April 17th, 2014 @ 6:36am CDT
Well colour me impressed with that "modern" Optimus Prime. Definitely looking forward to seeing more of it!

Super GT Prime looks pretty good too.
Re: Official 30th. Anniversary Plans Provided By Takara Tomy (1565928)
Posted by guarayakha on April 17th, 2014 @ 6:40am CDT
Autobot032 wrote:


Dear HasTak. SpeedRacer X Transformer. Make it happen. :michaelbay:
Re: Official 30th. Anniversary Plans Provided By Takara Tomy (1565931)
Posted by ishigoto on April 17th, 2014 @ 6:50am CDT
Dat new cab-over Prime. I'm not a G1'er but it looks sweet. I hope his botmode is just as fresh and impressive...on top of that I also hope that we Americans can buy our own version for something less than a hundred bucks.
Re: Official 30th. Anniversary Plans Provided By Takara Tomy (1565949)
Posted by Stormrider on April 17th, 2014 @ 7:58am CDT
Convoy, Convoy, Convoy. ugh. Come Takara, does everything have to revolve around Convoy?
Re: Official 30th. Anniversary Plans Provided By Takara Tomy (1565950)
Posted by GuyIncognito on April 17th, 2014 @ 8:15am CDT
This looks like it has potential to be awesome:

Re: Official 30th. Anniversary Plans Provided By Takara Tomy (1565955)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 17th, 2014 @ 8:30am CDT
Most curious, indeed.
Re: Official 30th. Anniversary Plans Provided By Takara Tomy (1565974)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on April 17th, 2014 @ 9:37am CDT
Could it be? A new "Classics" type mold for Optimus Prime? Oh, Dear Lord, make it so!
Re: Official 30th. Anniversary Plans Provided By Takara Tomy (1565981)
Posted by T-Macksimus on April 17th, 2014 @ 9:57am CDT
The Team MACH project sounds pretty cool and the pictures intrigue me. It's too bad the US will never see a toy of it if they decide to release one to coincide with the project. I'll bet the driver(s) will have a blast cruising the track in their re-decoed ride though.

As for the Convoy re-do... I would have been happier to see a re-release of Generations Prime with an official trailer. The render they have of this new version looks like it will be even more anorexic than EvasionMode Prime unless they incorporate the trailer into the bot mode. If they do that and it sees a US release at some point then Hasbro will cheapen the tribute by both giving it a lackluster paint job and also making the eventual Motormaster and/or Nemesis Prime re-paints, thus devaluing the tribute.

Those of you in Japan, enjoy the tribute Convoy figure. I hope it turns out far better than I envision it happening. I'll have my fingers crossed for ya. :D

US/EU/AUS fans... if this thing does, by some miracle, turn out better than EM Movie Prime then you better pray you don't end up having to pay close to $200.00 USD or more after shipping to get your hands on this and pray further that the respective Hasbro design divisions for our countries don't get their hands on it and f*** it up.
Re: Official 30th. Anniversary Plans Provided By Takara Tomy (1565982)
Posted by Caelus on April 17th, 2014 @ 10:00am CDT
I actually don't like that COE - it looks like Huffer to me, not Prime. It feels small and efficient, not beefy and intimidating. Plus, the solid window without the vertical strut to mimic pecs looks good on Orion Pax, but doesn't seem right on Optimus.
Re: Official 30th. Anniversary Plans Provided By Takara Tomy (1565991)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 17th, 2014 @ 10:43am CDT
Stop the Presses!!!

That Optimus truck is not, I repeat, NOT a toy!

It is merely a real life truck being designed to resemble Optimus/Convoy that will tour Japan at various locations as part of this anniversary campaign event.

Though, the image itself is a design concept render of what the real truck will look like, rather than an actual photo of the truck.

Do not, I repeat, do NOT expect a toy out of this.
Re: Official 30th. Anniversary Plans Provided By Takara Tomy (1566003)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on April 17th, 2014 @ 11:37am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Stop the Presses!!!

That Optimus truck is not, I repeat, NOT a toy!

It is merely a real life truck being designed to resemble Optimus/Convoy that will tour Japan at various locations as part of this anniversary campaign event.

Though, the image itself is a design concept render of what the real truck will look like, rather than an actual photo of the truck.

Do not, I repeat, do NOT expect a toy out of this.
Re: Official 30th. Anniversary Plans Provided By Takara Tomy (1566013)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 17th, 2014 @ 12:36pm CDT
Well, even if this is not a toy to be, I am still holding out hope that Has-Tak will surprise us with some kind of new Classics Optimus Prime toy for the 30th Anniversary, as a companion piece to the earlier announced Generatrions Leader Class Megatron figure.
Re: Official 30th. Anniversary Plans Provided By Takara Tomy (1566015)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 17th, 2014 @ 12:41pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:Well, even if this is not a toy to be, I am still holding out hope that Has-Tak will surprise us with some kind of new Classics Optimus Prime toy for the 30th Anniversary, as a companion piece to the earlier announced Generatrions Leader Class Megatron figure.
I kinda get the feeling that that is partly why they made Evasion Mode Optimus so slavishly G1-colored. Not just to capitalize on G1 nostalgia and to market a more colorful toy over a more drab-looking one, but to give fans a new G1-esque updated Optimus without having to design a whole new one on top of the ones they already got planned for AOE. Saves Hasbro money and gets the job done "close enough" as a far as Hasbro is concerned.
Re: Official 30th. Anniversary Plans Provided By Takara Tomy (1566022)
Posted by craggy on April 17th, 2014 @ 1:02pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:Well, even if this is not a toy to be, I am still holding out hope that Has-Tak will surprise us with some kind of new Classics Optimus Prime toy for the 30th Anniversary, as a companion piece to the earlier announced Generatrions Leader Class Megatron figure.
I kinda get the feeling that that is partly why they made Evasion Mode Optimus so slavishly G1-colored. Not just to capitalize on G1 nostalgia and to market a more colorful toy over a more drab-looking one, but to give fans a new G1-esque updated Optimus without having to design a whole new one on top of the ones they already got planned for AOE. Saves Hasbro money and gets the job done "close enough" as a far as Hasbro is concerned.

it sure as snarf ain't close enough for me!


(course I might end up getting Evasion Optimus anyway, but that's not the point, I'd definitely get a new Classics G1-ish Prime with a trailer and it seems like a bit of a no-brainer for the 30th Anniversary.)
Re: Official 30th. Anniversary Plans Provided By Takara Tomy (1566032)
Posted by shajaki on April 17th, 2014 @ 1:26pm CDT
uhhh... so thats nice takara. but id rather you celebrate transformers by... making some transformers...
Re: Official 30th. Anniversary Plans Provided By Takara Tomy (1566042)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 17th, 2014 @ 1:39pm CDT
craggy wrote:it sure as snarf ain't close enough for me!
True. But that just goes to show how differently Hasbro thinks from the rest of the fandom. ;)

Hasbro: "We already gave you a Voyager Optimus Prime that's a red and blue flat-nosed truck with silver stripes, has a red torso with window pecs, blue legs, a blue Optimus Prime-like head, and a gray gun. We even ggave you MP-10 with all the bells and whistles! And again as a Platinum Edition redeco! What more do you picky fans want?" :P

shajaki wrote:uhhh... so thats nice takara. but id rather you celebrate transformers by... making some transformers...
They are. MP Star Saber, remember?

Re: Official 30th. Anniversary Plans Provided By Takara Tomy (1566044)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on April 17th, 2014 @ 1:44pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
craggy wrote:it sure as snarf ain't close enough for me!
True. But that just goes to show how differently Hasbro thinks from the rest of the fandom. ;)

Hasbro: "We already gave you a Voyager Optimus Prime that's a red and blue flat-nosed truck with silver stripes, has a red torso with window pecs, blue legs, a blue Optimus Prime-like head, and a gray gun. We even ggave you MP-10 with all the bells and whistles! And again as a Platinum Edition redeco! What more do you picky fans want?" :P

That's a good point.

And in any event, I absolutely love the Classics Optimus mold. I still wish they would make a version with an Energon Axe.
Re: Official 30th. Anniversary Plans Provided By Takara Tomy (1566046)
Posted by noctorro on April 17th, 2014 @ 1:46pm CDT
"modern" Optimus Prime

G1 Generations Arcee

Evasion Optimus Prime

OMP, such awesomeness on the way.
I really need to quit buying Pacific Rim/Motu classics/DC/Marvel etc. stuff, because I'm going to invest in some serious TF's in the nearby future.

Time to starve!
Re: Official 30th. Anniversary Plans Provided By Takara Tomy (1566052)
Posted by User897 on April 17th, 2014 @ 1:52pm CDT
Don't like the Optimus. Or any of it so far really. But that's okay (wallet sighs with relief).

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