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Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 10:45AM CDT

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Courtesy of Japanese site Game Watch, we get a nice look at some further images of the exclusive figure prototype Mega Drive Megatron, and a video showing off the transformation! Also from the site, via Google Translate and some tweaking, is a report of the sessions that have taken place so far, with a somewhat detailed description of the various launches, including Mega Drive Megatron itself. Check them all out below!



Takara Tomy Arts business meeting, a possible variant "Mega Drive Megatron" appeared! And items that can make pudding without breaking the shell, unique products jostling and "motivation button".

(2014/4/16 16:38)

Held April 16, 17

Venue: Sumidasangyoukaikan

April 16, Takara Tomy Arts held a "Takara Tomy Arts, summer business meetings" in Tokyo and Sumidasangyoukaikan. Session lasting until the 17th. This event is intended for the media and distributors, and will exhibit and introduce products Takara Tomy Arts being released between June and September.

It's Takara Tomy Arts deploying a large number of unique items such as "funny series" eat fun food, but greatly push the "purine whole Turn Turn funny egg" that can make a pudding without breaking the shell of the egg this time was doing. We would like to introduce that attempts to challenge that this is a variety in the high spirits of 3 year old children and "motivation button", also a unique feature of the show.

And attention of the biggest business meeting of this time, was introduced before the exhibition of the possible sample variation that variations in Megatron Transformers from mega drive of "Mega Drive Megatron". Since I was allowed to take in a movie where to variations specifically, I'd like a look.

Variant system is finally revealed as "Mega Drive Megatron"

The simple design is reminiscent of the first generation Megatron "Mega Drive Megatron". Toward the launch, that was brush up on modeling of the face part.

"Mega Drive Megatron" is an item that is first exhibited in the 2014 Winter Wonder Festival, has been a great deal of attention. Very cool concept, such as puns early type of Mega Drive was released in 1988, that variations in "Megatron" is the villain of the Transformers, and of realizing in retro somewhere "dark". It's work. At present, price and release date are unconfirmed.

During the business meetings, a possible variant model of mega drive Megatron is exhibited, it was possible to make variations in practice. I seen that the compact body of early type mega drive to expand, continue to transform into robotic waist is drawn. For the prototype, and it will select the material thinking and durability future of this Exhibit.

You have to check the details of the mega drive Megatron again this time, cartridge or are stuck neatly into the chest, three button controller of early type are also included, initial type mega and become wing is 2 Tsuniwaka the deformity at the time It is full of feelings that smile would float unintentionally to anyone who is in contemplation drive. A colored soon, I want to see the mega drive Megatron characters of gold "16-BIT" is shining.


Transformers News: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron
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Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1565696)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 16th, 2014 @ 10:48am CDT
Looks pretty cool, but very floppy. Hopefully the final version will be much tighter.

And that guy didn't transform the feet.
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1565716)
Posted by mattj972 on April 16th, 2014 @ 12:08pm CDT
Yah looks cool, but that figure was going to be tough to stand up. #-o
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1565734)
Posted by Delta Magnus on April 16th, 2014 @ 12:50pm CDT
It's a prototype, the final version will probably be much tighter. It might even use different joints.

I kinda wish it was actually the same size as a real Mega Drive, but then it would probably cost a fortune. If they do make a full-sized version (especially if it's actually capable of playing Mega Drive games, which given how simple the Mega Drive is, could be possible) then I'll buy it immediately.
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1565766)
Posted by dragons on April 16th, 2014 @ 2:52pm CDT
8-} like how arm popped off when transfomring
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1565767)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on April 16th, 2014 @ 2:55pm CDT
Have we seen the controller turn into anything besides two halves of a controller yet? I was hoping it'd be Laserbeak, but that doesn't seem too likely from the vid.
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1565823)
Posted by durroth on April 16th, 2014 @ 7:19pm CDT
so... who transforms into the CD and 32X? :)
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1565830)
Posted by Ultra Markus on April 16th, 2014 @ 7:38pm CDT
now we need a Super Famicomimus Prime to to battle Megadrive Megatron
the 16 bit wars all over again, the evil Sega vs the heroic Nintendo LOL!
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1565864)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 16th, 2014 @ 11:03pm CDT
Bumblevivisector wrote:Have we seen the controller turn into anything besides two halves of a controller yet? I was hoping it'd be Laserbeak, but that doesn't seem too likely from the vid.
Wings.

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Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1565865)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 16th, 2014 @ 11:04pm CDT
Ultra Markus wrote:now we need a Super Famicomimus Prime
Here's an easier name for ya: "Super FamiConvoy". :-B
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1565868)
Posted by durroth on April 16th, 2014 @ 11:09pm CDT
gotta admit the controller transformation really confuses me. It's kind of like it's there just to justify the controller's existence.
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1565875)
Posted by Ultra Markus on April 16th, 2014 @ 11:21pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:now we need a Super Famicomimus Prime
Here's an easier name for ya: "Super FamiConvoy". :-B

Super Famicomimus Prime sounds way better
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1565878)
Posted by durroth on April 16th, 2014 @ 11:26pm CDT
Ultra Markus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:now we need a Super Famicomimus Prime
Here's an easier name for ya: "Super FamiConvoy". :-B

Super Famicomimus Prime sounds way better


Primus arcade cabinet
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1566105)
Posted by Ultra Markus on April 17th, 2014 @ 6:13pm CDT
durroth wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:now we need a Super Famicomimus Prime
Here's an easier name for ya: "Super FamiConvoy". :-B

Super Famicomimus Prime sounds way better


Primus arcade cabinet

a stand up version for primus
and a sit down version for unicron :lol:
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1593494)
Posted by Autobot032 on July 25th, 2014 @ 5:06am CDT
Kotaku reports that TakaraTomy is producing an upcoming figure of Optimus, based on the original 1990's Sony PSX Playstation. Much like Mega Drive Megatron, this figure will look as authentic as possible in alt mode and a nice nod to the old skool gamers and collectors.

It will see release in early 2015, as far we currently know.

Currently, there is only an artist rendering, but this 19cm Optimus Prime will transform into the first generation PlayStation. It is slated to be announced in early 2015, so it will be a while until there are more details.


Mega Drive Megatron is due to see release in September, so we only have to wait a little while longer for him, while the wait for Optimus will be a bit longer, but he seems to be worth the wait.

And now, the images:

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Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1593505)
Posted by Slashercon on July 25th, 2014 @ 6:43am CDT
Hmm, As much of a fan of the original Playstation I am, I don't think I'm necessarily interested in it coming alive. (hehe) Besides, I still have my original PS1 in a relatively good condition.
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1593548)
Posted by procyon on July 25th, 2014 @ 8:47am CDT
So incredibly disappointed that it's not going to be Super Fami-Convoy. That was my favorite system, and more of a rival to the Mega Drive than the PSX ever was...
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1593556)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 25th, 2014 @ 9:13am CDT
procyon wrote:So incredibly disappointed that it's not going to be Super Fami-Convoy. That was my favorite system, and more of a rival to the Mega Drive than the PSX ever was...
Oh man, yeah, Super FamiConvoy would have made so much more sense, having been the main competitor to the Mega Drive and a fun play on the two names. Such a pity. :-(
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1593557)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 25th, 2014 @ 9:17am CDT
So is this going to be a series of figures then? I may get this if I decide to pull the trigger on the megadrive Megatron. I like how they cross over my main two areas of collecting.

What's next I wonder...A game gear/game boy Soundwave with cartridge minions.

Also maybe Nintendo didn't want to license their console designs to Takara.
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1593558)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 25th, 2014 @ 9:19am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:So is this going to be a series of figures then? I may get this if I decide to pull the trigger on the megadrive Megatron. I like how they cross over my main two areas of collecting.

What's next I wonder...A game gear/game boy Soundwave with cartridge minions.

Also maybe Nintendo didn't want to license their console designs to Takara.
I'd imagine that this might be the extent of the line, if not maybe one more figure or two, since these kinds of lines really don't last that long. Take the various Label lines or the Cap Bots, for example.
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1593594)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on July 25th, 2014 @ 11:05am CDT
I'd get this and the Megatron... if they actually functioned as gaming devices. I was saddened to learn that they do not play the games. Seeing as how portable game systems have shrunk over the years, they should be able to get a working system in the chests of those things.
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1593607)
Posted by JetOptimus23 on July 25th, 2014 @ 11:41am CDT
Didn't the AVGN use a famicom transformer in his review of that awful japanese TF game? Anyway this is an...interesting choice. But at least it makes more sense than that one time they released shoe transformers.
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1593638)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on July 25th, 2014 @ 1:57pm CDT
damn i really want one, they should sell these at gamestop. I really hope they do a soundwave gameboy,gamegear or PSP, been wanting someone tpo make one for years.
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1593642)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 25th, 2014 @ 2:02pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
procyon wrote:So incredibly disappointed that it's not going to be Super Fami-Convoy. That was my favorite system, and more of a rival to the Mega Drive than the PSX ever was...
Oh man, yeah, Super FamiConvoy would have made so much more sense, having been the main competitor to the Mega Drive and a fun play on the two names. Such a pity. :-(


How much you wanna bet Nintendo's royalties were a bit on the high side or that Nintendo utterly refused?
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1593690)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 25th, 2014 @ 3:38pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
procyon wrote:So incredibly disappointed that it's not going to be Super Fami-Convoy. That was my favorite system, and more of a rival to the Mega Drive than the PSX ever was...
Oh man, yeah, Super FamiConvoy would have made so much more sense, having been the main competitor to the Mega Drive and a fun play on the two names. Such a pity. :-(


How much you wanna bet Nintendo's royalties were a bit on the high side or that Nintendo utterly refused?

My bet is refusal >:oP

What would of been amusing is if prime was the snes and Jetfire (or any other preferred prime power up) was the PS, then you could combine them to create the original snes CD drive that Sony was working on that led to the creation of the PlayStation :lol::lol:

...

I'll get my coat...

(Nintendo messed up the deal by working with Panasonic instead....yeah....)
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1593692)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 25th, 2014 @ 3:52pm CDT
"We shall call him "PlayStation Prime", or "PSP" for short. :P
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1593750)
Posted by Ultra Markus on July 25th, 2014 @ 6:25pm CDT
Playstatimus Prime!!
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1594025)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 26th, 2014 @ 10:36pm CDT
Thanks to the twitter account of @vapwaazu we get a look our first look at the upcoming Playstation Optimus Prime. Seen just the other day as an artist rendering, this test shot is on display at summer Wonder Fest which is just kicking off in Japan.

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Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1594185)
Posted by Delta Magnus on July 27th, 2014 @ 3:04pm CDT
Ha! I love it. Now we just need to hope for a Sega Saturn Starscream, or maybe a Dreamcast Soundwave.

(A Gamecube Arcee would be great too, but >Nintendo licensing)
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1594189)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 27th, 2014 @ 3:19pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:Ha! I love it. Now we just need to hope for a Sega Saturn Starscream, or maybe a Dreamcast Soundwave.

(A Gamecube Arcee would be great too, but >Nintendo licensing)


Why make a figure out of the worst performing Sega console?
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1594192)
Posted by Delta Magnus on July 27th, 2014 @ 3:28pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:Ha! I love it. Now we just need to hope for a Sega Saturn Starscream, or maybe a Dreamcast Soundwave.

(A Gamecube Arcee would be great too, but >Nintendo licensing)


Why make a figure out of the worst performing Sega console?


Simple. Like Starscream, the Saturn tried to take on the leader and failed miserably. :lol:
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1594194)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 27th, 2014 @ 3:32pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:Ha! I love it. Now we just need to hope for a Sega Saturn Starscream, or maybe a Dreamcast Soundwave.

(A Gamecube Arcee would be great too, but >Nintendo licensing)


Why make a figure out of the worst performing Sega console?


Simple. Like Starscream, the Saturn tried to take on the leader and failed miserably. :lol:


So very apt it would have been then :lol:
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1594762)
Posted by WolfSpider1979 on July 29th, 2014 @ 8:37pm CDT
Funny, but I thought Soundwave / Soundblaster and Blaster / Twincast would have been a better choice for a game system. Smeg, even Jazz and/or Bumblebee would have been a better choice. I just don't see Optimus Prime as having that kind fun side: As a basketball hoop, maybe, but that's a stretch.

Wolf-Spider
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1594777)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 29th, 2014 @ 9:44pm CDT
WolfSpider1979 wrote:Funny, but I thought Soundwave / Soundblaster and Blaster / Twincast would have been a better choice for a game system. Smeg, even Jazz and/or Bumblebee would have been a better choice. I just don't see Optimus Prime as having that kind fun side: As a basketball hoop, maybe, but that's a stretch.

Wolf-Spider
Megatron started it by being a SEGA Mega Drive.
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1594788)
Posted by procyon on July 29th, 2014 @ 10:01pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Megatron started it by being a SEGA Mega Drive.

And that's why Super Fami-Convoy would have made so much more sense. But yeah, I bet JelZe was right, Nintendo probably wanted way too much money to make it worth Takara's time. So, just like Sony did back when they ditched Nintendo and made the first PlayStation, so too did Takara. I guess it is fitting after all...
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1597029)
Posted by Optimum Supreme on August 6th, 2014 @ 12:06pm CDT
Should Fort Max be an original Xbox or a 1st model PS3... hmmm... 8-}
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1597030)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 6th, 2014 @ 12:09pm CDT
Optimum Supreme wrote:Should Fort Max be an original Xbox or a 1st model PS3... hmmm... 8-}
He should be a full blown arcade machine.

OR the whole arcade itself.
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1597110)
Posted by Delta Magnus on August 6th, 2014 @ 4:21pm CDT
Bollocks to that- he should be Sony HQ. Fort Max is meant to be the size of Mount Fuji after all, it's only befitting of his majesty.
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1597272)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 7th, 2014 @ 8:04am CDT
Thanks to Autobase Aichi's Facebook page we get to share with everyone our first look at a color prototype image of the Takara-Tomy Playstation Optimus Prime. We've mirrored the image below for your viewing pleasures and remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!

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Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1597289)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on August 7th, 2014 @ 9:50am CDT
I'd buy these both in a second if they could actually play the games. The emulator programs are soooo small... how hard would the hardware be with today's technology?
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1597293)
Posted by megatronus on August 7th, 2014 @ 9:58am CDT
I'm as pumped for this as I am for 16-bit Megatron, that is to say, not very pumped at all. >:oP
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1597294)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 7th, 2014 @ 9:58am CDT
Black Bumblebee wrote:I'd buy these both in a second if they could actually play the games. The emulator programs are soooo small... how hard would the hardware be with today's technology?


Probably something you can do yourself? Customizers? would be pretty sick.
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1597362)
Posted by Marcdachamp on August 7th, 2014 @ 12:44pm CDT
Am I the only one that thinks he looks pretty small in that picture? I assumed that he was the same size as Megatron. Maybe he won't cost an arm and a leg to import. I love the idea of these, but $120 for Megs is incredibly steep.
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1597387)
Posted by YRQRM0 on August 7th, 2014 @ 2:47pm CDT
He looks like regular Prime wearing a broken playstation as armor.
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1597448)
Posted by Delta Magnus on August 7th, 2014 @ 4:30pm CDT
Looks pretty sweet.

As for him being able to play games, remember that a lot of space in a PS1 is taken up by the CD drive- they're big, bulky things (and you can't miniaturize them because, well, they have to fit CDs) and they're fragile too. Plus, the PS1 was a lot more complicated than, say, the Mega Drive. If you managed to cram the necessary components to make this play games, the robot mode would suck. people complain about intrusive gimmicks on figures, and, well...this would be the ultimate intrusive gimmick!
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1597479)
Posted by procyon on August 7th, 2014 @ 6:49pm CDT
Raspberry Pi + ePSXe + a SDHC card to store ISOs = done. Whether you can find a spot on the toy to cram the motherboard in there (3.37″ x 2.21″ x 0.83″) and make holes for the HDMI connection is another matter, but complexity and size constraints are not an issue in this day and age. Hell, they crammed one in a Game Boy Pocket and it worked great.
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1597521)
Posted by WildclawPrime on August 7th, 2014 @ 9:44pm CDT
Love this concept of both Prime and Megatron transforming into old school video game consoles. I was expecting Optimus to transform into a Super Nintendo (or Super Famicom outside of the US), since that was a competitor to the Sega Genesis back in the early to mid 90s, still the PS1 mode is a nice choice. Wonder if Prime will get a replica PlayStation disk, just like Megatron did with the Sonic 1 cartridge.
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1597685)
Posted by Delta Magnus on August 8th, 2014 @ 10:24am CDT
procyon wrote:Raspberry Pi + ePSXe + a SDHC card to store ISOs = done. Whether you can find a spot on the toy to cram the motherboard in there (3.37″ x 2.21″ x 0.83″) and make holes for the HDMI connection is another matter, but complexity and size constraints are not an issue in this day and age. Hell, they crammed one in a Game Boy Pocket and it worked great.


Yes, but a Game Boy Pocket doesn't have to transform into a fully-poseable robot, does it? :lol:
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1598964)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 13th, 2014 @ 9:57am CDT
From ajipMcJikenMekdi's Twitter page we have some clear new images of both Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime from the 2014 summer hobby goods make joint exhibition! We've mirrored the images below. Enjoy!



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Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1598977)
Posted by MenaceRX on August 13th, 2014 @ 10:30am CDT
These look awesome, the details are just crazy cool.
Re: Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron (1598988)
Posted by Ravage XK on August 13th, 2014 @ 10:57am CDT
The Playstation might work better as Ultra Magnus with those shoulder pads.

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