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RUMOR: Possible Upcoming Glyph toy?

Transformers News: RUMOR: Possible Upcoming Glyph toy?

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 12:06PM CDT

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A poster by the board name of rioryo at ACToys has posted a few interesting images, the images are of what seems to be a 'Glyph' repaint of the Classics Bumblebee mold. The original Glyph was an exclusive for a convention way back in 2002. She was a repaint of the original Bumblebee mold.

While it is yet still unconfirmed what line this repaint will be part of, it is most certainly a TakaraTomy product and might be part of ether the Henkei or Gentei line due to its chromed engine block.

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Glyph's Tech Spec:

"One of the final survivors of a doomed AUTOBOT exploratory mission, GLYPH has spent several hundred years stranded on a world that has become, for her, not unlike an immense science experiment. A natural researcher and forensic scientist, GLYPH's advanced hermeneutic circuitry allows her to analyze and decipher even the most cryptic of patterns and language structures. Exceptionally bright and intellectual, GLYPH maintains a nearly manic attentiveness to detail. Fascinated by the sheer complexity of alien cultures and their histories, GLYPH's eye for even the most obscure of minutiae has become unmatched among her colleagues. While highly skilled and intelligent, GLYPH's robot form is neither particularly strong or durable."

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Re: RUMOR: Possible Upcoming Glyph toy? (1064219)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on April 13th, 2010 @ 12:07pm CDT
Chromed engine block looks like Henkei Bumblebee, but he looks very sloppily constructed. Custom? KO? Not sure yet.
Re: RUMOR: Possible Upcoming Glyph toy? (1064220)
Posted by The Legend on April 13th, 2010 @ 12:08pm CDT
Club Shattered Cliffjumper?
Re: RUMOR: Possible Upcoming Glyph toy? (1064222)
Posted by Dead Metal on April 13th, 2010 @ 12:10pm CDT
I say this is Henkei or Gentei due to the chrome and the red Autobot symbol. But I'm leaning more towards Gentei.
Re: RUMOR: Possible Upcoming Glyph toy? (1064223)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 13th, 2010 @ 12:11pm CDT
O crap, I did miss the chrome. Freeway it is then :P
Re: RUMOR: Possible Upcoming Glyph toy? (1064227)
Posted by kirbenvost on April 13th, 2010 @ 12:23pm CDT
Even if the original toy was a repaint, it's hard to think of this as anything other than BB without a new head mold.
Re: RUMOR: Possible Upcoming Glyph toy? (1064230)
Posted by Cyberstrike on April 13th, 2010 @ 12:32pm CDT
It might be a repaint by a fan.
Re: RUMOR: Possible Upcoming Glyph toy? (1064232)
Posted by Valandar on April 13th, 2010 @ 12:38pm CDT
Cyberstrike wrote:It might be a repaint by a fan.


Maybe, but getting an actual chrome look without expensive stuff is VERY hard. Even the best "chrome" spraypaints still have a spraypaint or silver paint look to them.
Re: RUMOR: Possible Upcoming Glyph toy? (1064233)
Posted by Counterpunch on April 13th, 2010 @ 12:40pm CDT
Cyberstrike wrote:It might be a repaint by a fan.


I considered this, but dismissed it for the following reason...

Look at the jetski as it's folded out as wings for his backpack. The tabs that latch the sides together in jetski mode are blue. They're clearly blue plastic. If this were painted, those would have to be unpainted in order to get them to fold together.

There's a lot of little plastic tells like that on the toy, no where on him/her do we see paint rubbing off that a custom would be subject to.

No, if anything, it may be a KO or bootleg. I think it's legit though. The source? Dunno.
Re: RUMOR: Possible Upcoming Glyph toy? (1064235)
Posted by Editor on April 13th, 2010 @ 12:44pm CDT
The Legend wrote:Club Shattered Cliffjumper?


Autobrand is Red not purple so it's not a Shattered figure.

Freeway would be cool. but if it's Glyph, that would rock.
Re: RUMOR: Possible Upcoming Glyph toy? (1064240)
Posted by Prime Evil on April 13th, 2010 @ 12:47pm CDT
Definitely not a repaint. You can obviously see blue molded parts. As for it being a KO. It's possible.

Also, looks to be a heat stamped tampogram, but not sure. We see chorme, but that could have been taking off of a Henkei BB and added to this. But if we are to assume what we see is real, then I'm gonna assume for now that this is a Henkei figure. Only going by what we see here and not having the figure in hand.

Bottom line...I WANT THIS LIL FIGURE!! :) I hope it's glyph, but does Glyph exist in Japan? Isn't he a Botcon character? So he might not be Glyph, but some other character...
Re: RUMOR: Possible Upcoming Glyph toy? (1064247)
Posted by Counterpunch on April 13th, 2010 @ 12:57pm CDT
Prime Evil wrote:Definitely not a repaint. You can obviously see blue molded parts. As for it being a KO. It's possible.

Also, looks to be a heat stamped tampogram, but not sure. We see chorme, but that could have been taking off of a Henkei BB and added to this. But if we are to assume what we see is real, then I'm gonna assume for now that this is a Henkei figure. Only going by what we see here and not having the figure in hand.

Bottom line...I WANT THIS LIL FIGURE!! :) I hope it's glyph, but does Glyph exist in Japan? Isn't he a Botcon character? So he might not be Glyph, but some other character...


Henkei Bumblebee had gold not silver chroming.
Re: RUMOR: Possible Upcoming Glyph toy? (1064248)
Posted by Atomatron on April 13th, 2010 @ 12:59pm CDT
bring on more classics repaints/retools, etc!

hell yah!
Re: RUMOR: Possible Upcoming Glyph toy? (1064254)
Posted by Prime Evil on April 13th, 2010 @ 1:18pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:
Prime Evil wrote:Definitely not a repaint. You can obviously see blue molded parts. As for it being a KO. It's possible.

Also, looks to be a heat stamped tampogram, but not sure. We see chorme, but that could have been taking off of a Henkei BB and added to this. But if we are to assume what we see is real, then I'm gonna assume for now that this is a Henkei figure. Only going by what we see here and not having the figure in hand.

Bottom line...I WANT THIS LIL FIGURE!! :) I hope it's glyph, but does Glyph exist in Japan? Isn't he a Botcon character? So he might not be Glyph, but some other character...


Henkei Bumblebee had gold not silver chroming.


When does it get boring being right all the time? :P
Re: RUMOR: Possible Upcoming Glyph toy? (1064255)
Posted by Counterpunch on April 13th, 2010 @ 1:19pm CDT
Prime Evil wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:
Prime Evil wrote:Definitely not a repaint. You can obviously see blue molded parts. As for it being a KO. It's possible.

Also, looks to be a heat stamped tampogram, but not sure. We see chorme, but that could have been taking off of a Henkei BB and added to this. But if we are to assume what we see is real, then I'm gonna assume for now that this is a Henkei figure. Only going by what we see here and not having the figure in hand.

Bottom line...I WANT THIS LIL FIGURE!! :) I hope it's glyph, but does Glyph exist in Japan? Isn't he a Botcon character? So he might not be Glyph, but some other character...


Henkei Bumblebee had gold not silver chroming.


When does it get boring being right all the time? :P


I'm compensating for being ugly. :KREMZEEK:

Edit: I'm just kidding. I'm hella cute. Taken though. Sorry ladies. No one is willing to put up with my bullshit the way my wife is. Not even your mom, who I dated back in the 80's. Does that make sense? No, but I believe it and that's what's important.
Re: RUMOR: Possible Upcoming Glyph toy? (1064256)
Posted by Mkall on April 13th, 2010 @ 1:20pm CDT
He looks pretty cool. I hope he's legit.
Re: RUMOR: Possible Upcoming Glyph toy? (1064258)
Posted by --B-- on April 13th, 2010 @ 1:26pm CDT
Classics, Universe, Generations, Henkei, Gentai, whatever, that's a great repaint of an awesome mold.

Those Classics molds must some of the best money makers for HasTakomy. With this BB would be done 6 times (2 BB, 2 CJ, Bugbite and Glyph), Mirage has been done 6 times, Prime 4, Grimlock 3, Jetfire 4 + 1 remold and freakin Starscream 9 times, with the remold into Ramjet 4 times and 2 Thrust remolds for a total of 15!

Someone earned their keep with that idea!
Re: RUMOR: Possible Upcoming Glyph toy? (1064259)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 13th, 2010 @ 1:30pm CDT
--B-- wrote:Classics, Universe, Generations, Henkei, Gentai, whatever, that's a great repaint of an awesome mold.

Those Classics molds must some of the best money makers for HasTakomy. With this BB would be done 6 times (2 BB, 2 CJ, Bugbite and Glyph), Mirage has been done 6 times, Prime 4, Grimlock 3, Jetfire 4 + 1 remold and freakin Starscream 9 times, with the remold into Ramjet 4 times and 2 Thrust remolds for a total of 15!

Someone earned their keep with that idea!


Cliffjumper was done only once. The Henkei one was with the Legends Bumblebee.
Re: RUMOR: Possible Upcoming Glyph toy? (1064266)
Posted by mechabooks on April 13th, 2010 @ 1:46pm CDT
I really don't care what it is assuming it isn't a knock off. I want it!
Re: RUMOR: Possible Upcoming Glyph toy? (1064267)
Posted by JRFitzpatrick7 on April 13th, 2010 @ 1:47pm CDT
There is some serios knowleDge getting dropped in this thread! I'm finding this info very informative from all the usual suspects, CP, jelze, prime evil, etc, y'all know who y'are! Really great stuff! As for the figure, she looks great! I truly wouldn't mind seeing a Tap Out from this mold either, they might as well give us a green one, wouldn't that be pretty:)
Re: RUMOR: Possible Upcoming Glyph toy? (1064271)
Posted by RiddlerJ on April 13th, 2010 @ 2:02pm CDT
I'd rather a Goldbug repaint with a new head.

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