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Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper

Transformers News: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper

Saturday, June 8th, 2013 7:32PM CDT

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ChErikS of fellow Transformers fansite TFW2005 has managed to get a hold of the highly anticipated Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper and posted a written review with images. A couple of interesting things to note, he comes packaged with his arms detached and a large sticker sheet. We've mirror a few of the images below, for the full review and more images click here.



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Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493702)
Posted by Superwheeljack on June 8th, 2013 @ 7:38pm CDT
How'd you find the review?
I searched everywhere, but couldn't find it.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493703)
Posted by SentinelA on June 8th, 2013 @ 7:45pm CDT
WOW! THAT'S ONE BIG ASS MOTHA

Wonder how much he'll retail in store. Already seen some outrageous online prices.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493708)
Posted by DeceptiCobra on June 8th, 2013 @ 8:19pm CDT
STICKERS!!!!!!! :x :KREMZEEK:
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493709)
Posted by Spleenzorio on June 8th, 2013 @ 8:26pm CDT
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Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493710)
Posted by Homerjay14522 on June 8th, 2013 @ 8:32pm CDT
Wow, I didn't realize the Original Fort Max was that Big...
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493712)
Posted by RAcast on June 8th, 2013 @ 8:35pm CDT
SentinelA wrote:WOW! THAT'S ONE BIG ASS MOTHA

Wonder how much he'll retail in store. Already seen some outrageous online prices.

MSRP $100, expect it to be bumped to $120-ish by TRU though.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493715)
Posted by LiKwid on June 8th, 2013 @ 8:43pm CDT
Most of the time, If I was to see something like this in retail I wouldn't even think about grabbing 2 but man..I'm thinking about changing that thought process.. Looks great..


edit: Just noticed on the front of the box is says "Biggest autobot ever"..Maybe a trypticon in the future?
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493716)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on June 8th, 2013 @ 9:07pm CDT
So i have a question for those that have played F.o.C, if this what will be out for retail, and there are speculations saying the SDCC exclusive is a F.o.C game accurate Metroplex, what would be changed regarding colors? Now personally i'm still in the Metrotitan boat, but i would like to hear other opinions.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493723)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on June 8th, 2013 @ 9:40pm CDT
LiKwid wrote:Most of the time, If I was to see something like this in retail I wouldn't even think about grabbing 2 but man..I'm thinking about changing that thought process.. Looks great..


edit: Just noticed on the front of the box is says "Biggest autobot ever"..Maybe a trypticon in the future?



I totally agree, I think HasTak would be fools not to release an equvalent to Metroplex if not Trypticon then someone damn it! :PRAY: I would have thought it would have been packaged in a platic mold/tray like Year of the Snake Omega.

What I wanna know is how many pieces in a box to retial...2 perhaps? Lets not forget the b^stard scalpers that will take every one off the shelf each time. :VEHI:
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493729)
Posted by Metrosuplex on June 8th, 2013 @ 10:00pm CDT
Nemesis Destron wrote:What I wanna know is how many pieces in a box to retial...2 perhaps? Lets not forget the b^stard scalpers that will take every one off the shelf each time. :VEHI:


Yeah... if Metro goes for around $100-20, and we all agree he's worth more than that, then it's a sure thing that the prospectors will grab him and toss him on eBay instantly! :-x

Did any of you guys try and grab that weekend Pikachu 3DS XL???? :BOOM: It was amazing to see how quick they hit eBay!!! It's so sad to see so many people willfully ruin children's Easters/Birthdays/childhoods/etc.

I don't see TRU carrying too many, as this will be a LARGE item. That said... man... I'm very nervous to see how this will play out...

Then again, that GIANT MILLENNIUM FALCON just sits on the shelves at TRU... :-? But considering how many Falcon's we've already seen at retail, and this being the first G1 Metro since 198x... :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493735)
Posted by Eagleblaster on June 8th, 2013 @ 10:32pm CDT
Metrosuplex wrote:
Nemesis Destron wrote:What I wanna know is how many pieces in a box to retial...2 perhaps? Lets not forget the b^stard scalpers that will take every one off the shelf each time. :VEHI:


Yeah... if Metro goes for around $100-20, and we all agree he's worth more than that, then it's a sure thing that the prospectors will grab him and toss him on eBay instantly! :-x

Did any of you guys try and grab that weekend Pikachu 3DS XL???? :BOOM: It was amazing to see how quick they hit eBay!!! It's so sad to see so many people willfully ruin children's Easters/Birthdays/childhoods/etc.

I don't see TRU carrying too many, as this will be a LARGE item. That said... man... I'm very nervous to see how this will play out...

Then again, that GIANT MILLENNIUM FALCON just sits on the shelves at TRU... :-? But considering how many Falcon's we've already seen at retail, and this being the first G1 Metro since 198x... :BANG_HEAD:


I'm sure this Metroplex figure will be available to all the diehard collectors through the many sites that will have this for peeorder. So you should be able to get one if you pay attention and look out for when the preorders start.

Unless you can't afford the 120 $ and you are waiting for it to go on sale or don't want to pay the 10 $ shipping charge, good luck with that.

And just seeing the word Pikachu in this discussion which is about the big boys titan class Metroplex makes me dizzy and light headed, just gross.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493741)
Posted by MagnetarPrime on June 8th, 2013 @ 11:05pm CDT
I must get at least two,,, I have pre-ordered the Takara version already,,,any word on how to get the Hasbro version ?
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493745)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 8th, 2013 @ 11:29pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:So i have a question for those that have played F.o.C, if this what will be out for retail, and there are speculations saying the SDCC exclusive is a F.o.C game accurate Metroplex, what would be changed regarding colors? Now personally i'm still in the Metrotitan boat, but i would like to hear other opinions.
This toy would not work for FOC Metroplex since FOC Metroplex has a significantly different body shape and appearance. Though both he and this toy are homages/modern updates to the G1 Metroplex design, they both resemble G1 Metroplex in very different ways. So much so they'd be better off making a whole new toy for FOC Metroplex.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493747)
Posted by RAcast on June 8th, 2013 @ 11:35pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:So i have a question for those that have played F.o.C, if this what will be out for retail, and there are speculations saying the SDCC exclusive is a F.o.C game accurate Metroplex, what would be changed regarding colors? Now personally i'm still in the Metrotitan boat, but i would like to hear other opinions.
This toy would not work for FOC Metroplex since FOC Metroplex has a significantly different body shape and appearance. Though both he an this toy are homages/modern updates to the G1 Metroplex design, they both resemble G1 Metroplex in very different ways. So much so they'd be better off making a whole new toy for FOC Metroplex.

To answer the question posed, it'll be a lot more medium-dark grey than white/light grey.

http://tfwiki.net/mediawiki/images2/thumb/0/0b/MetroplexFOC.png/300px-MetroplexFOC.png
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493750)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 8th, 2013 @ 11:43pm CDT
*sees Omega Supreme comparison* *compares image to own Energon Omega Supreme*

:shock:

I know he's gunna be big, but the scale of it...

...I'm going to need a bigger shelf...

First stickers Hasbro's done in a long while. Weird.

All my monies to Hasbro!

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Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493756)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on June 9th, 2013 @ 12:06am CDT
RAcast wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:So i have a question for those that have played F.o.C, if this what will be out for retail, and there are speculations saying the SDCC exclusive is a F.o.C game accurate Metroplex, what would be changed regarding colors? Now personally i'm still in the Metrotitan boat, but i would like to hear other opinions.
This toy would not work for FOC Metroplex since FOC Metroplex has a significantly different body shape and appearance. Though both he an this toy are homages/modern updates to the G1 Metroplex design, they both resemble G1 Metroplex in very different ways. So much so they'd be better off making a whole new toy for FOC Metroplex.

To answer the question posed, it'll be a lot more medium-dark grey than white/light grey.

http://tfwiki.net/mediawiki/images2/thumb/0/0b/MetroplexFOC.png/300px-MetroplexFOC.png


Ah dark gray, that makes a world of difference, I think. :lol:

Anyhow, to touch on what Sabrblade said, I do agree that while this figure is metroplex, its not F.o.C metroplex; which would make it all the more disappointing if the SDCC exclusive is metroplex in f.o.c colors rather than a counter part's (like metrotitan).
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493768)
Posted by MGrotusque on June 9th, 2013 @ 1:50am CDT
Looks great and the price is right. I'm sold. Always have been really. He's a must have.

You ain't nobody without one as far as i'm concerned. :lol:
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493778)
Posted by TimothyR on June 9th, 2013 @ 3:01am CDT
Metrosuplex wrote:I don't see TRU carrying too many, as this will be a LARGE item. That said... man... I'm very nervous to see how this will play out...

Then again, that GIANT MILLENNIUM FALCON just sits on the shelves at TRU... :-? But considering how many Falcon's we've already seen at retail, and this being the first G1 Metro since 198x... :BANG_HEAD:


I don't know about the TRU's near you, but (other than masterpiece figures) all of the large scale toys just warm the shelves for a long long time. Like the most recent vader transformer, the chewy/solo falcon.. Both of the huge stupid looking movie bumblebees (sorry, "ultimate" is not a good word for that toy), the most recent unicron sat for a long long time..

Even large, non transforming toys sit for a while.. Like the stupid robot (kinda), talking bane, batman, iron man, and now superman..

and not only do these things not sell, but there are a bunch of them taking up lots of space.

Hopefully TRU doesn't start learning from its mistakes, and starts cutting orders of this thing because other larger toys aren't selling.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493788)
Posted by DMSL on June 9th, 2013 @ 4:42am CDT
I hate stickers, don't have the time for them or the patience.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493789)
Posted by Mykltron on June 9th, 2013 @ 4:45am CDT
Kapow has this on pre-order for £155! I'd pay £80 tops.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493793)
Posted by The Variable on June 9th, 2013 @ 5:35am CDT
I would like to see what possible fan-modes are possible with this guy. I'm somewhat disappointed that with all the years and engineering, that a 2-foot citybot couldn't have a more intricate transformation other than "giant robot does ballet stretches". :D
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493804)
Posted by Arctorro on June 9th, 2013 @ 6:23am CDT
Mykltron wrote:Kapow has this on pre-order for £155! I'd pay £80 tops.
That's an insane ripoff! :shock:
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493809)
Posted by craggy on June 9th, 2013 @ 7:36am CDT
Arctorro wrote:
Mykltron wrote:Kapow has this on pre-order for £155! I'd pay £80 tops.
That's an insane ripoff! :shock:

welcome to the wonderful world of buying TFs in the UK. The Japanese version is only a fiver more though, and that's about in line with the conversion from US dollars to pounds, and avoids excessive shipping and customs fees. If we get some decent pics of that version soon, I might throw down the cash (some 3-4months before getting it, may I remind you all) and pre-order from Kapow.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493822)
Posted by MagnetarPrime on June 9th, 2013 @ 8:34am CDT
Wow he looks awesome,, stickers are always fun lol.... since he is so big and massive,,, maybe Scamper will be a deluxe size figure? I'm not sure where have I read that he would be a deluxe figure but this was about 2 month ago so who knows.

Also I have already pre-ordered TG23 Metroplex (Takara Import Version) from BBTS for $229 and will arrive in September, but how come the Hasbro version is out there for pre-order already and BBTS will not even offer the option to pre-order the hasbro version,,, maybe they want to get all the $$$ they can from TG23 Metroplex Takara first before they offer the Hasbro version on their website ???,,, but Robotkingdom.com has it on pre-order already for $169.90 :HEADHURTS:

After seeing these pictures,,, he looks just like the Takara version (or at least the pictures I have seen of it), if he does then I will only get the Hasbro Metroplex instead of the Takara,,,, what do you guys think,,, should I get the Hasbro or the Takara version of Metroplex ???
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493828)
Posted by dragons on June 9th, 2013 @ 9:01am CDT
i be surprised if theres more than one at retail
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493857)
Posted by kirbenvost on June 9th, 2013 @ 11:40am CDT
Holy stickers, Batman! This guy is huge! I...might not be prepared for this. :o
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493870)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on June 9th, 2013 @ 12:12pm CDT
My main gripe deals with the hands. We've seen enough Transformers by now to know that it isn't that hard to hide hands. Maybe have the arms slide down to cover them, or a panel open up to have the hands slide into... something.

At the very least, make the hands detachable like the G1 version.

With the hands being visible, it totally messes up the right arm in city mode so that it can't even become a tower.

I actually LIKE to display my citibots in city mode (so I can show off my smaller TFs), but this one is going to have to be displayed in battle station mode so I can hide the hands from sight. And that's a shame. If one goes on clearance (ha!), I might just have to buy an extra and chop the hands off.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493878)
Posted by Flashwave on June 9th, 2013 @ 12:53pm CDT
Black Bumblebee wrote:My main gripe deals with the hands. We've seen enough Transformers by now to know that it isn't that hard to hide hands. Maybe have the arms slide down to cover them, or a panel open up to have the hands slide into... something.

At the very least, make the hands detachable like the G1 version.

With the hands being visible, it totally messes up the right arm in city mode so that it can't even become a tower.

I actually LIKE to display my citibots in city mode (so I can show off my smaller TFs), but this one is going to have to be displayed in battle station mode so I can hide the hands from sight. And that's a shame. If one goes on clearance (ha!), I might just have to buy an extra and chop the hands off.
yes, detachable.posible articulated hands. Do it now Hasbro! I want to do thi ng impressions. Scamper is a great name for...
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493909)
Posted by Sodan-1 on June 9th, 2013 @ 2:58pm CDT
Eagleblaster wrote:....will have this for peeorder.

:lol:

That packaging inside the box: wow! One step up from air-dropping them into stores. Without parachutes.

So Takara's version comes with two of those awesome guns. If they give Scamper a black head then they'll be the winner.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493918)
Posted by Delta Magnus on June 9th, 2013 @ 3:26pm CDT
Stickers?

Seriously?

Oh, HasTak, that is pathetic.

Water-slide transfers maybe (and even then only on a model kit) but STICKERS?

Those papery fuckers are the bane of my existence. If I had it my way, stickers would be banned from use on toys. One of my biggest complaints with the G1 toys (aside from piss-poor articulation, silly designs, over-reliance on partsforming, rubber tires and dreadful scale issues) was the use of stickers. I was hoping they had abandoned this ridiculous, outdated practice and given him tampographs, but noooooooooooooooo...

That aside, AWESOME. Although I might just paint on the details and spare myself the grief of peeling stickers.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493919)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 9th, 2013 @ 3:28pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:Stickers?

Seriously?

Oh, HasTak, that is pathetic.


To be fair, with a Transformer toy of this caliber, just painting the stuff on there would make it even more expensive. Printing out the details in stickers would keep costs low.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493958)
Posted by DMSL on June 9th, 2013 @ 6:56pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:Stickers?

Seriously?

Oh, HasTak, that is pathetic.


To be fair, with a Transformer toy of this caliber, just painting the stuff on there would make it even more expensive. Printing out the details in stickers would keep costs low.


Maybe Takara will tampo them on.

If they do they are getting my cash...unless theirs talks Japanese.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493960)
Posted by craggy on June 9th, 2013 @ 6:58pm CDT
I hadn't considered that. That'd be awesome! "Meturoprexu something something Primuh!"

Or there could be a switch to turn him from Japanese to English, or one to turn him from good to evil, like those Krusty dolls?
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493964)
Posted by RAcast on June 9th, 2013 @ 7:20pm CDT
craggy wrote:I hadn't considered that. That'd be awesome! "Meturoprexu something something Primuh!"

Or there could be a switch to turn him from Japanese to English, or one to turn him from good to evil, like those Krusty dolls?

Like Buzz's Spanish switch? :lol:
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493965)
Posted by craggy on June 9th, 2013 @ 7:26pm CDT
RAcast wrote:
craggy wrote:I hadn't considered that. That'd be awesome! "Meturoprexu something something Primuh!"

Or there could be a switch to turn him from Japanese to English, or one to turn him from good to evil, like those Krusty dolls?

Like Buzz's Spanish switch? :lol:

:grin: that would be even better. not sure he's got enough hip articulation for that though!
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493968)
Posted by ShinkenPrime on June 9th, 2013 @ 7:57pm CDT
I like it but I have to admit...I am not sure this is the version we will be getting in stores. The stickers are in japanese. And stickers are kinda new for Hasbro at this point. The last time a transformer had stickers was the SDCC Optimus Prime from Dark of the Moon. And he came with g1 style stickers. I'm inclined to think this may be the SDCC version and they are doing the same gimmick. But the box doesn't have the typically SDCC thing. So I'm not sure. Just..something seems off about this.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493970)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 9th, 2013 @ 8:05pm CDT
Actually, those stickers appear to have Cybertronian written on them, not Japanese. ;)
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1493971)
Posted by RAcast on June 9th, 2013 @ 8:07pm CDT
ShinkenPrime wrote:I like it but I have to admit...I am not sure this is the version we will be getting in stores. The stickers are in japanese. And stickers are kinda new for Hasbro at this point. The last time a transformer had stickers was the SDCC Optimus Prime from Dark of the Moon. And he came with g1 style stickers. I'm inclined to think this may be the SDCC version and they are doing the same gimmick. But the box doesn't have the typically SDCC thing. So I'm not sure. Just..something seems off about this.

I'm pretty sure it's intended to be Cybertronian script, even if it is really just Japanese in a funny font. :lol: The instruction manual is clearly Thrilling 30 and it lays out where the stickers are to go, I've got no doubts that this is the regular retail version.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1494040)
Posted by craggy on June 10th, 2013 @ 2:52am CDT
tep, retail release. even if it was japanese text...SDCC is held in San Diego...I'm not saying there won't be Japanese people there, but...:p
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1494085)
Posted by gbm on June 10th, 2013 @ 9:23am CDT
I'd like to hear more about the stability of this figure, or lack thereof.
Re: Pictorial Review: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Scamper (1494122)
Posted by mooncake623 on June 10th, 2013 @ 11:51am CDT
I'm just really happy that he has knees!!!
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