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SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set

Transformers News: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set

Friday, July 12th, 2013 3:16PM CDT

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Hasbro has been kind enough to send our very own Seibertron an SDCC version of Metroplex, and he's been working non-stop to bring us all more images to complement the massive retail Metroplex galleries! The photoshoot is not fully ready yet, but Ryan has put together a preview of what's to come, including unboxing and the information present on the package.

Take a look at the major features below, and check out some of the images already available! Come back later tonight or early tomorrow morning!for the full gallery, which will include tons of comparison pics to the retail version of Metroplex.

  • Bottom of box has sticker that says "01 of 30 Collect Them All" (see attachments)
  • Instructions are basically the same but new graphics and colors, also include artwork from box.
  • Stickers are identical but have "foil" finish
  • New or expanded bio:

    METROPLEX

    For centuries, METROPLEX slumbered, his form melded into the avenues of the great metropolis Iacon. His arsenal, hidden and dormant, lurked behind sealed hatches, the citizens of the vast city never suspecting the devastating power that slept beneath their feet. And yet METROPLEX listened, sensors open across the acres of his body, waiting for the call that would awaken him. Waiting for the order that would summon him forth to battle. Waiting for the last of the Primes.

    War raged. Weapons of incredible power cratered and scarred the city around him. Thousands of Cybertronians lay shattered and deactivated in his streets. And still he waited, his Spark yearning for the call that would bring him to the defense of the defenseless millions who still called him home.

    Finally, the last Prime came, and METROPLEX awakened. His shadow fell across the burning towers of Iacon. His weaponry revealed and unleashed apocalyptic vengeance on those who had assaulted his city. The DECEPTlCON® horde broke and fled before him. For the call of the Prime had been heard, and the last of the great Titans of CYBERTRON went to war.


  • Information about the illustrators:

    Phil Jimenez
    Phil creates intense, kinetic art for some of the most famous comic characters in the world. He is highly sought-after for the dramatic style, keen sense of action, and explosive composition that make him one of the top illustrators and storytellers of the time.

    Romulo Fajardo Jr.
    Romulo is known for his bold, direct approach to color. Using a variety of tools, he brings depth and energy to illustration. His work has graced popular comics and finished the art of some of the most well known artists working today.

  • Includes: METROPLEX figure, Scamper figure, 2 blasters, 2 projectiles, 12 non-converting mini-figures (Hoist robot, Hoist vehicle, Trailbreaker robot, Trailbreaker vehicle, Orion Pax robot, Orion Pax vehicle, Megatron robot, Megatron vehicle, Bumblebee robot, Bumblebee vehicle, Thundercracker robot, and Thundercracker vehicle)
  • Approximate retail price: $149.99

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Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1502723)
Posted by mooncake623 on July 12th, 2013 @ 3:18pm CDT
Sick!! Me want both!
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1502724)
Posted by njb902 on July 12th, 2013 @ 3:19pm CDT
I can't wait to get mine. The photos are great as always!
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1502725)
Posted by YRQRM0 on July 12th, 2013 @ 3:19pm CDT
Dangit he looks so much better!
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1502727)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on July 12th, 2013 @ 3:28pm CDT
Underwhelming I think, I'll probably jump for the retail one
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1502728)
Posted by Deathscythetransform on July 12th, 2013 @ 3:32pm CDT
okay... prices

Hasbro Metroplex: 1 Metroplex figure, 1 Scamper figure, 1 red gun + 1 missile
Price:110$ (BBTS) :-?

Takara version: 1 Metroplex figure (face and hips chromed), 1 Scamper figure, 2 red guns + 2 missiles
Price 229$ (BBTS) :-? :-?

SDCC version: 1 Metroplex figure (face and Hips chromed), 1 Scamper figure, 2 red guns + 2 missile2 + 12 non transforming figures
Price: 150$ :-? :-? :-?

SOOOOOOOOOOOO

the takara version offers less than the SDCC but is more expensive? The fuck is wrong with Takara? :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:

The SDCC package is THE package to get, if you ask me... :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN:
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1502731)
Posted by reluctantyouth on July 12th, 2013 @ 3:39pm CDT
:BANG_HEAD: I'm perplexed. I really want to like the add ons and even the fruity pebble colored mini figs. I have trouble justifying the inflated pricing as there is very little chance I will be able to score one from Hasbro. Not to mention the fact that seeing this thing being transformed is not in any way easy and those hip ratchets are pretty tight. Unless those shiny bits are actually metal (Yeah Right!! :HEADHURTS: ) I see the chrome chipping off very easily and there is no way I would buy two of them so shiny Mex can stay in bot mode all the time. >:oP
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1502733)
Posted by sixshot20 on July 12th, 2013 @ 3:44pm CDT
I want him so bad but I know this is going to turn into Comic Con Bruticus. :-x
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1502734)
Posted by reluctantyouth on July 12th, 2013 @ 3:47pm CDT
Amen to that brother...never had a chance at SDCC Bruticus either.
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1502735)
Posted by Seibertron on July 12th, 2013 @ 3:47pm CDT
Deathscythetransform wrote:the takara version offers less than the SDCC but is more expensive? The **** is wrong with Takara? :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:

The SDCC package is THE package to get, if you ask me... :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN:


The price of Takara Tomy's version is inline with these. It's ¥13,248 on Amazon.co.jp, which converts to $133.68. Add international shipping and middle man fees and you end up around $230 for U.S. prices on an imported item.
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1502736)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 12th, 2013 @ 3:53pm CDT
Deathscythetransform wrote:okay... prices

Hasbro Metroplex: 1 Metroplex figure, 1 Scamper figure, 1 red gun + 1 missile
Price:110$ (BBTS) :-?

Takara version: 1 Metroplex figure (face and hips chromed), 1 Scamper figure, 2 red guns + 2 missiles
Price 229$ (BBTS) :-? :-?

SDCC version: 1 Metroplex figure (face and Hips chromed), 1 Scamper figure, 2 red guns + 2 missile2 + 12 non transforming figures
Price: 150$ :-? :-? :-?

SOOOOOOOOOOOO

the takara version offers less than the SDCC but is more expensive? The **** is wrong with Takara? :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:

The SDCC package is THE package to get, if you ask me... :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN:


Conveniently forgetting import charges? The bare TakaraTomy package is 18,753 Yen, which translates to $188. Still more than the SDCC one, but good luck actually finding one!
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1502753)
Posted by Mkall on July 12th, 2013 @ 4:38pm CDT
Dude... nice.

I'f I'm lucky enough to get one on Hasbro Toy Store, I'll pick one up. Most likely though I'll be sticking with Takara's
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1502755)
Posted by Hip-Hoptimus Rime on July 12th, 2013 @ 4:39pm CDT
Well I've got the retail version on pre-order from Amazon, but I'll be online like a vulture waiting for the SDCC version to hit HTS after the 'con. I like symmetry, and the twin guns really speak to me. I'll prob give the mini-figs to my kids.

I could do without the chrome, too, since my G1 MP is the white-legged version and I'd lkethem to match. So really, all I need is just the extra gun for the retail version.
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1502760)
Posted by kirbenvost on July 12th, 2013 @ 4:53pm CDT
Looks great, but I think I'll save myself a ton of money and get some silver paint for the retail version's face. If I even get him at all, which seems doubtfull now that I've seen how truly massive he really is.
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1502761)
Posted by ILL-Star on July 12th, 2013 @ 4:59pm CDT
Chrome is way too shiny and makes me nervous when converting. Plus the biggest improvement over the retail version here, in my opinion, is the box.

It's not worth it and thank you for that.
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1502775)
Posted by Flux Convoy on July 12th, 2013 @ 6:12pm CDT
Please stop perpetuating the falsehood that the Takara version has chrome thighs. It does not. Less than a minute of searching Google images will tell you as much. Or, you know, looking here on Seibertron. Personally, I'm not happy about paying the mark up but I prefer the look of the Takara version. The chrome on the legs, although accurate to G1, is a bit much IMO. http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... lex/27533/
:BOT:
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1502776)
Posted by OmegaX80 on July 12th, 2013 @ 6:22pm CDT
Give a figure a second gun and some chrome, call it an exclusive and watch the crazy fans go.

:KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1502779)
Posted by Gearslide on July 12th, 2013 @ 7:03pm CDT
So are the only differences between retail and SDCC Metroplex the chrome bits, the second gun, and the minifigs?

Because if so, it means I won't have to worry about camping HTS to get one like I did with Bruticus last year. (Plus, I don't have any figures in my collection with chrome bits, so he'll stand out a bit too much. Y'know, besides being a two foot tall toy.)

But man, that box is amazing. I kinda wish I could just buy that!
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1502783)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on July 12th, 2013 @ 7:33pm CDT
The SDCC version of Metroplex looks nice, but the difference is minimal compared to the Bruticus colors at the convention versus at retail last year. I'll try my hardest to order one of these from HasbroToyShop, but I won't be devistated if I have to settle for the retail release. The extras still do not warrant paying through the nose on the secondary market.
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1502802)
Posted by REMINATOR on July 12th, 2013 @ 9:23pm CDT
I'm just curious, are both SDCC and TTomy Metroplex chest sticker showed art work of Prime, UM, Arcee, Bumblebee or just plain red sticker?

Right now I'm sort of stuck between SDCC and TTomy. If TTomy Metroplex speaks Japanese, I'm going with SDCC.
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1502834)
Posted by Seibertron on July 13th, 2013 @ 12:36am CDT
Any idea where the 2nd gun could attach? The gun needs an extra peg or something so that it can attach to the vehicle mode. Without an extra peg, I can only figure out how to attach it to the gray handle on one of the black guns, but that blocks the other cannon in his vehicle mode so that doesn't seem ideal.
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1502859)
Posted by Thinktank on July 13th, 2013 @ 3:59am CDT
Seibertron wrote:Any idea where the 2nd gun could attach? The gun needs an extra peg or something so that it can attach to the vehicle mode. Without an extra peg, I can only figure out how to attach it to the gray handle on one of the black guns, but that blocks the other cannon in his vehicle mode so that doesn't seem ideal.

Here is an image of Takara's Metroplex in cruiser mode rockin the twin cannons:
http://www.collecticon.org/collecticon_ ... -japan.jpg

From here:
http://www.collecticon.org/2013/06/the- ... lding-101/
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1502868)
Posted by Cobra Delaris on July 13th, 2013 @ 5:48am CDT
Ryan, you lucky S.O.B! LOL

That is so damn awesome!

Congrats! :CON:
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1502876)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 13th, 2013 @ 6:50am CDT
Funny how the Japanese packaging has "Scramble City" for City Mode. Well played.
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1502885)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 13th, 2013 @ 8:23am CDT
That bio is very FOC-ish, but the box art clearly has him alongside G1 dudes. Then again, looking on TFWiki shows a chapter of Autocracy of how Metroplex came to help Optimus Prime upon awakening from a prolonged dormancy, so I guess this could allude to that.
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1502905)
Posted by Rated X on July 13th, 2013 @ 10:38am CDT
It's disturbing that the MORE expensive figure has LESS paint apps, regardless if three pieces of the mold were dipped in chrome.
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1502914)
Posted by RhA on July 13th, 2013 @ 11:12am CDT
I will own this.
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1502925)
Posted by Seibertron on July 13th, 2013 @ 11:35am CDT
I just realized that the "Starscream" decoy isn't Starscream. It's technically Thundercracker. All 6 of these figures are from the upcoming IDW comic packed Generations toys that should be out in the next month. Thundercracker is the 6th figure from that set. Semantics, I know, but I didn't realize that all 6 figures were from the upcoming IDW wave.
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1502927)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on July 13th, 2013 @ 11:39am CDT
Rated X wrote:It's disturbing that the MORE expensive figure has LESS paint apps, regardless if three pieces of the mold were dipped in chrome.


Where are you seeing missing paint apps on the SDCC version? Are you sure you're not confusing the sticker applications? Seibertron hadn't yet applied the stickers to his SDCC sample in those comparison shots. The detailing on the retail sample is all stickers. The retail and SDCC versions should have identical sticker sheets, with the only difference being a "foil" finish on the SDCC ones.
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1502933)
Posted by Va'al on July 13th, 2013 @ 12:51pm CDT
After yesterday's teaser which detailed the unboxing of SDCC 2013 Metroplex, we can finally show you the full galleries for the SDCC exclusive Metroplex with Scamper figures! Click on any image below to view the whole lot. For further information about this item, please click here to read our news story from yesterday.

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Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1502934)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 13th, 2013 @ 12:57pm CDT
I like how there's virtually no discernible differences between regular-retail Scamper and SDCC Scamper. :lol:

Yeah, only differences I can pick up between the two is that SDCC Metroplex has shinier stickers and has his thighs and face chromed. Other than that, there doesn't really appear to be much difference from the paint apps.


Still bummed that regular-retail Metroplex doesn't have the extra gun like he should have, but it's a much cheaper alternative to SDCC.
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1502942)
Posted by Mkall on July 13th, 2013 @ 1:25pm CDT
I love the shot with the Popsicle!

Great gallery Seibs! Will you be displaying this behemoth somewhere in your house?
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1502994)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 13th, 2013 @ 8:49pm CDT
Mkall wrote:I love the shot with the Popsicle!
Ha! :lol: I didn't realize it at first, but that Popsicle is Gari Robo-kun. :APPLAUSE:
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1503017)
Posted by Crosscheck on July 13th, 2013 @ 10:37pm CDT
Wow, he really doesn't seem to have been designed with that second rifle in mind. Besides the robot mode, it always looks tacked on and horrible.
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1503024)
Posted by Flux Convoy on July 14th, 2013 @ 12:11am CDT
Are there any different voice clips between the two releases? I love the look of the metallic stickers. Now for Takara to finally show theirs off including voice clips. I'd really like to make a final decision on one soon.
:BOT:
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1503125)
Posted by Seibertron on July 14th, 2013 @ 1:01pm CDT
Flux Convoy wrote:Are there any different voice clips between the two releases? I love the look of the metallic stickers. Now for Takara to finally show theirs off including voice clips. I'd really like to make a final decision on one soon.
:BOT:


Just double checked for you ... the voice clips are identical in both.
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1503126)
Posted by Seibertron on July 14th, 2013 @ 1:02pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Mkall wrote:I love the shot with the Popsicle!
Ha! :lol: I didn't realize it at first, but that Popsicle is Gari Robo-kun. :APPLAUSE:


I finally got one at a decent price ($30 shipped) and it arrived the same day as my the big box from Hasbro. Thought it'd be fun to have a few pics since I already did the Metroplex walking Trypticon with a dog leash pics in the last gallery.
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1503127)
Posted by Seibertron on July 14th, 2013 @ 1:07pm CDT
Due to several requests, I have updated SDCC 2013 Metroplex's gallery with new pictures comparing the size of the SDCC box with the retail Generations Metroplex box. I also added a picture at the end of each SDCC gallery showing all of this year's SDCC Transformers exclusives together (excluding the G.I. JOE and the Transformers set which I will pick up next week at SDCC). Here are the new pictures to demonstrate just how big the SDCC version's box is, which measures approximately 27" x 22" x 8" versus the retail box which measures approximately 24" x 14" x 6" (give or take a 1/4 of an inch here and there).

FYI ... the Shockwave's Laboratory set featuring Voyager Class Shockwave and Commander Class Predaking will be posted later today.

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Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1503130)
Posted by Trikeboy on July 14th, 2013 @ 1:32pm CDT
Hey, Seibertron, if you can only get one version of this toy, which would you recommend?
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1503131)
Posted by Seibertron on July 14th, 2013 @ 1:36pm CDT
One last request fulfilled ... this time I pulled out my G1 Decoys to provide comparisons of them to the new "Decoy" like mini-figures that are included with SDCC 2013 Metroplex. Check out the following pictures of Megatron, Starscream, Orion Pax, Bumblebee, Hoist, and Trailcutter alongside their G1 Decoy counterparts.

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Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1503134)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 14th, 2013 @ 1:43pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:Check out the following pictures of Megatron, Starscream, Orion Pax, Bumblebee, Hoist, and Trailcutter alongside their G1 Decoy counterparts.

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I think that's very probably supposed to be Thundercracker instead of Starscream since the rest of the mini-figures are all based on the Thrilling 30 Wave 1 and 2 Deluxes, which Thundercracker (but not Starscream) was a part of. ;)
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1503137)
Posted by Seibertron on July 14th, 2013 @ 1:45pm CDT
Trikeboy wrote:Hey, Seibertron, if you can only get one version of this toy, which would you recommend?


I have to go with the retail version of these two. The chrome is nice, and I'm very happy to have it in my collection, but for a regular budget-minded collector I don't think it's worth at least an extra 50 bucks for chromed upper legs and a face and an extra big red gun with a missile, that I feel were really tacked on (I can't figure out where the extra weapon is supposed to attach in vehicle and city modes).

I also had a lot of problems with the stickers on the SDCC version, which kind of soured my experience with him a little bit. The stickers would "cling" to the toy as soon as you get them close, I'm assuming because of their chrome foil nature. I don't recall having that much difficulty with the retail version's regular stickers. Because the stickers kept clinging, I feel like I had a much more difficult time to apply the stickers. It took me about 1 hour 40 minutes to 2 hours to put all of the stickers on. I don't recall it taking that long on the regular retail version. That one might have taken me an hour or so, but the SDCC version definitely took longer because of all the problems I kept having with the stickers not lining up properly. I even managed to damage two of the stickers.
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1503139)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 14th, 2013 @ 1:48pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:Check out the following pictures of Megatron, Starscream, Orion Pax, Bumblebee, Hoist, and Trailcutter alongside their G1 Decoy counterparts.

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I think that's supposed to be Thundercracker instead of Starscream since the rest of the mini-figures are all based on the Thrilling 30 Wave 1 and 2 Deluxes, which Thundercracker (but not Starscream) was a part of. ;)


He already knows, Sabrblade. :) But how would you be able to tell single-colored Seekers apart aside from looking at their number (Starcream is #35, Thundercracker is #34 and Skywarp is #33)? Besides, the design is the same so any Seeker would do for comparisons. ;)
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1503140)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 14th, 2013 @ 1:52pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:He already knows, Sabrblade. :)
:oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1503142)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 14th, 2013 @ 1:58pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:(I can't figure out where the extra weapon is supposed to attach in vehicle and city modes).
Hope this can help. Here are some photos from the Tokyo Toy show of how Takara managed to fit both guns on their version:

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Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1503147)
Posted by Seibertron on July 14th, 2013 @ 2:51pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:Check out the following pictures of Megatron, Starscream, Orion Pax, Bumblebee, Hoist, and Trailcutter alongside their G1 Decoy counterparts.

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I think that's supposed to be Thundercracker instead of Starscream since the rest of the mini-figures are all based on the Thrilling 30 Wave 1 and 2 Deluxes, which Thundercracker (but not Starscream) was a part of. ;)


He already knows, Sabrblade. :) But how would you be able to tell single-colored Seekers apart aside from looking at their number (Starcream is #35, Thundercracker is #34 and Skywarp is #33)? Besides, the design is the same so any Seeker would do for comparisons. ;)


Thanks for catching that. I had said yesterday that the mini-figure was supposed to theoretically represent Thundercracker, since the other 5 are part of the IDW Generations comic-packed wave. Slipped my mind today while I was pulling out these decoys. I updated the pics to show the "Thundercracker" decoy instead. Just force a refresh and you'll see the new pictures.

In the meantime, I'm trying to figure out how to get the gun to attach like it does in those pictures. I'm not having any luck yet.
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1503148)
Posted by KirbyForce1 on July 14th, 2013 @ 2:56pm CDT
That's Thundercracker.

Trust me. I'm a doctor. :D
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1503151)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 14th, 2013 @ 3:00pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:In the meantime, I'm trying to figure out how to get the gun to attach like it does in those pictures. I'm not having any luck yet.
A thought just occurred to me. What if Takara's remolded new ports for the guns to attach to? I'd hope not. :-s
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1503153)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 14th, 2013 @ 3:07pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:In the meantime, I'm trying to figure out how to get the gun to attach like it does in those pictures. I'm not having any luck yet.
A thought just occurred to me. What if Takara's remolded new ports for the guns to attach to? I'd hope not. :-s


Then the retooling should have been carried over into the SDCC one, since it would be considered an "update" of the mold. But Hasbro has messed up in the past...
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1503157)
Posted by Seibertron on July 14th, 2013 @ 3:24pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:In the meantime, I'm trying to figure out how to get the gun to attach like it does in those pictures. I'm not having any luck yet.
A thought just occurred to me. What if Takara's remolded new ports for the guns to attach to? I'd hope not. :-s


Alright, I figured out where the red gun attaches in city mode. One of the gray guns attaches to the red gun. How it attaches is really weak. If you bump into it, it falls off. Works for pics though!

On to battle station vehicle mode ...
Re: SDCC 2013 Metroplex Unboxing and New Details About Exclusive Set (1503158)
Posted by Seibertron on July 14th, 2013 @ 3:31pm CDT
Ok, I finally figured out how its supposed to attach in battle station mode. Again, this is really weak. It attaches weakly via two tabs on the bottom of the gun and attaches over a spot that appears to be made for this. However, as I stated above, it's a really weak connection spot that again appears to be an after thought. In addition, I now have a small paint chip on Metroplex thanks to connecting one of the guns in battle station mode. :BANG_HEAD:

I'll stand by my original statement that Metroplex appears to have been designed with one gun in mind and not two.

The instructions in the SDCC version do not show how to attach the guns in city or battle station vehicle mode. I'll update the gallery in the next 30 minutes.

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