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Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3

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Friday, September 13th, 2013 10:27AM CDT

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Takara Tomy have updated their Kre-O website with episode 2 and 3 of their Kreon Web-Comic, which we've mirrored below. Enjoy!

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Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1517560)
Posted by Noideaforaname on September 13th, 2013 @ 10:42am CDT
Is that... is that Whirl, Ultra Magnus, Rodimus, Omega Supreme, and Jetfire? And a huge Scorponok base? Oh I seriously hope that's a proper hint of what's to come.
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1517562)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 13th, 2013 @ 10:45am CDT
There are two Bumblebee Kreons. 8-}
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1517629)
Posted by Rex Prime on September 13th, 2013 @ 3:32pm CDT
This comic makes Megatron look like the cutest thing in the world.


HE IS SOO CUTE!!!!
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1517635)
Posted by Breakdown318 on September 13th, 2013 @ 4:21pm CDT
There is Hoist and Grapple kreons in the same comic as Ultra Magnus and the rest. I hope that's the wave 4 micro changers!
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1517681)
Posted by Flashwave on September 13th, 2013 @ 10:36pm CDT
So appearently Japanese comics read backwards to American? Let me see if I have this rhgt, Archiville is dring a car, tries to run ove a puppy, and Bumblebee turns Arkeville's car into, well, Bumblebee because we don't have enough Bumblebee repaints without Bumblebee being able to spread himself like a plague, and then when Arkeville tries to get angry he gets stared at by his carand Prime gets kinda freaked out at having another Bumblebee? And what the heck is happeneing in the second page, it kinda looks like Vortex/Spinister/whoever he is is trying to usurp Megatron with a giant version of himself, so Megs calls the Autobots?
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1517682)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 13th, 2013 @ 11:04pm CDT
The Japanese read right-to-left, yes.

Though, some TF manga in recent years has been produced in a Western left-to-right format, but taking a further look at these particular ones looks like they read in the traditional Japanese right-to-left way.
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1518509)
Posted by Noideaforaname on September 17th, 2013 @ 10:41pm CDT
Translated! (not by me)
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(from what I understand, the red symbols in the first two panels are essentially stomach gurgles)
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I'M THE LOOKOUT FROM HELL-EX!

Got these from Nyarlathotep from over at the Allspark, who in turn got them from 4chan, so I'm not sure who to thank for them-ex. Too bad they didn't add a "translated by ____"-ex.

Vortex-ex's speech quirk is oddly catchy-ex.
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1518516)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 17th, 2013 @ 10:57pm CDT
For reference, the original source for those translations is 4chan.
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1518519)
Posted by Noideaforaname on September 17th, 2013 @ 11:09pm CDT
^ Good to know.
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1518522)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 17th, 2013 @ 11:20pm CDT
Also, the names each of those stories, in that order, are:
  • "Kreon Story"
  • "Defend the Blocks! Autobots, Dispatch!"
  • "Bumblebee! The Gentle-Hearted Autobot Warrior"
  • "A Reliable Warrior!? Vortex the Lookout from Hell"
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1521063)
Posted by El Duque on October 1st, 2013 @ 11:39am CDT
Takara Tomy have updated their official Kre-O website with the 4th installment of their Kreon web-comic. Enjoy the comic mirrored below.

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Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1521068)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 1st, 2013 @ 12:15pm CDT
Kre-O cameos:

- Sari Sumdac
- Minerva
- Thrustinator (already?!)
- Devcon
- Grimlock
- BW Dinobot
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1521081)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 1st, 2013 @ 12:54pm CDT
THRUSTINATOR!!! :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:

I feel the spiky blonde-haired boy seems familiar, but I can't think of who he is.
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1521085)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 1st, 2013 @ 1:20pm CDT
Ok, so basically, Wheeljack invents a potion which can power Kreons up, but renders its torso see-through, giving new meaning to "sheer power"

*ba dam tshhhhhhhhhhhhhh*

Seriously, Megatron puts on a sheer negligee made by Knockout (I think) in the hopes of achieving the same effect. He only gets laughed at, so Megatron knocks out Knockout.

*ba dam tshhhhhhhhhhhhhh*
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1521086)
Posted by Down_Shift on October 1st, 2013 @ 1:21pm CDT
Kicker when he goes all super energon?
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1521096)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 1st, 2013 @ 1:39pm CDT
Down_Shift wrote:Kicker when he goes all super energon?
Maybe, but isn't there already a Kicker Kreon?

This kid looks younger to me, anyway.
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1521102)
Posted by Noideaforaname on October 1st, 2013 @ 2:16pm CDT
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Seeing how the manga Rodimus and Kup look very different from the ones we're getting, I'm afraid these cameos are no indication of upcoming toys. Image

(Could they even sell Thrustinator at retail? He seems to be TFCC's creation, like Shattered Glass, so I wouldn't expect that Hasbro/Takara could)




But that "sheer" pun! :lol:
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1521153)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 1st, 2013 @ 8:38pm CDT
Full character list:

Sari Sumdac
Blonde-haired boy*
Wheeljack
Optimus Prime
Minerva
Megatron
Thrustinator
Doubleface
Knock Out
Breakdown
Some red Autobot dude
Grimlock
Dinobot
Devcon
Vortex

* - Regarding the blonde-haired kid's identity, Andrew Hall went and asked the artist of this piece, Hayato Sakamoto, who it's supposed to be:
Hydra wrote:I just called him up and asked him who it is.

This is a good one. Anybody figured it out?
It's a character from Armada, and holding a fish.
An obscure Armada human, eh?

Incidentally, Sakamoto is also the artist who drew Thrustinator in that TCC comic we first saw him in, thus explaining Kreon Thrustinator's sudden appearance here so soon after his Deluxe toy's reveal. ;)
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1521169)
Posted by Noideaforaname on October 1st, 2013 @ 9:51pm CDT
......... Doubleface?
*checks wiki, which brings up Sideways*
Oooooh. Wait, where's he in the comic? Don't tell me you identified him purely by that purple foot.


Incidentally, I wonder how they'd handle Sideways/Doubleface's distinct heads in Kreon form. Would probably just use that Galvatron helmet...
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1521171)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 1st, 2013 @ 9:59pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:......... Doubleface?
*checks wiki, which brings up Sideways*
Oooooh. Wait, where's he in the comic? Don't tell me you identified him purely by that purple foot.
Not me, but someone else elsewhere pointed this out:

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Noideaforaname wrote:Incidentally, I wonder how they'd handle Sideways/Doubleface's distinct heads in Kreon form. Would probably just use that Galvatron helmet...
If we ever see his face, it'll probably look like his standard Mini-Con-less head.

Not sure which helmet would work best for it, though, or if a helmetless look would work best. ;)
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1521180)
Posted by Breakdown318 on October 1st, 2013 @ 10:35pm CDT
I hope that breakdown kreon is coming in toy form!
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1521589)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 3rd, 2013 @ 6:56pm CDT
The identity of the blonde-haired kid has been revealed.

First and foremost, turns out this kid is a girl.

Secondly, Andrew Hall went and confirmed who she is:
Hydra wrote:It's one of the kids from Carnival who was featured in the Micron Densetsu Sourcebook.

Apparently the character design was a parody of anime character "Sazae-san."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHpuTafSIac&feature=youtu.be&t=11m59s
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1521598)
Posted by Noideaforaname on October 3rd, 2013 @ 7:48pm CDT
^ Huh, Kreon homages just get more and more obscure. Crankstart, Thrustinator, that Yankees baseball cap-wearing junkyard bot, and now her:
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Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1521630)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 4th, 2013 @ 12:03am CDT
Aaaaaaaand English!

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Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1521666)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 4th, 2013 @ 8:10am CDT
I still think "sheer power" is a better pun :lol:
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1521689)
Posted by Noideaforaname on October 4th, 2013 @ 10:27am CDT
WHAT STRENGTH! I AM DEFEATED...!

I didn't notice it before, but is Megatron on the ground throwing a temper tantrum like a little kid? :lol:

And I love how Wheeljack's creation evidently involved explosions. ...though one can imagine it wasn't entirely intentional.
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1523074)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on October 10th, 2013 @ 4:55pm CDT
We now have the 5th episode of the Kre-O web comic page from Takara Tomy straight from the official Kre-O website. Check it out below.

"Optimus Hurry to emergency! Base!" Episode 5


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Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1523077)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 10th, 2013 @ 5:13pm CDT
Deathsaurus and Overlord/Gigatron as kreos? Awesome!
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1523078)
Posted by hinomars19 on October 10th, 2013 @ 5:15pm CDT
Optimus on the toilet? OK.

See, this is how you do kid friendly and simple. But shockingly, it can still appeal to older fans.

But what do I know, I don't have all the business degrees under my belt that good 'ol hasbro execs do. Silly me.

This also makes me want to collect Kre-o. These comics are awesome :D
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1523080)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 10th, 2013 @ 5:15pm CDT
:shock:

Megatron
Some red dude
Straxus
Overlord
Deszaras
Shockwave
Optimus Prime
Blitzwing
Thrust
Soundwave
Shrapnel/Sharpshot
Metroplex
Octane?
Some light purple dude
Thrustinator
Doubleface
Astrotrain
Knock Out
Vortex
Bumblebee
Jazz
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1523084)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 10th, 2013 @ 5:25pm CDT
Panel 1:
Megatron
Straxus
Overlord (does he have Mega's lips?)
Deszaras (Yes, I'm keeping the original name on this one)
Shockwave
"some red dude with Hound's helmet"

Panel 2:
Optimus Prime
Thrust
Soundwave
Shrapnel/Sharpshot
Vortex (non-Bruticus)
Blitzwing

Last Panel:
Doubleface/Sideways (leg only again)
Thrustinator
Knockout
Astrotrain (TFCC)
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1523098)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 10th, 2013 @ 6:40pm CDT
Deathsaurus, Overlord, and Straxus? Neato!

Amazing homage to the original animated movie is amazing! :x
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1523105)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 10th, 2013 @ 6:55pm CDT
Straxus uses Bumblebee's helmet, Deszaras uses Sentinel Prime's, and Overlord uses... Rodimus's?

Also, Shrapnel/Sharpshot uses Mirage's.
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1523113)
Posted by Noideaforaname on October 10th, 2013 @ 7:37pm CDT
I wonder why only Sideway's leg has appeared?

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Overlord (does he have Mega's lips?)

I kinda assumed the lips came from Overlord's IDW design, even though the chest design isn't.
Seeing Overlord makes me think we need a helmet with "ears"/pipes/antennae.
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1526723)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on October 29th, 2013 @ 6:34am CDT
Episode 6 of the Takara Tomy Kre-O web comic has been posted on their Kre-O website. This episode features the giant Devastator. Check it out below.

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Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1526732)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 29th, 2013 @ 7:52am CDT
Metroplex
Optimus
Rung
Scrapper
Bonecrusher
Scavenger
Mixmaster
Megatron
Devastator
Roadbuster
Victory Saber
Thunderclash
Bumblebee
Electrons
Metalhawk
Zetar
Skids
Mudflap
Knock Out
Thrustinator
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1528660)
Posted by El Duque on November 8th, 2013 @ 10:32am CST
Takara Tomy has updated their official Transformers Kre-O website with episode 7 of their Kre-O web comic series. This episode features the Kreon Combaticons! Enjoy the comic mirrored below!

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Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1528669)
Posted by ScottyP on November 8th, 2013 @ 10:54am CST
One of those panels has the My First Transformers plane guy in it. Awesome.
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1528671)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 8th, 2013 @ 11:03am CST
Starscream
Vortex
Thrustinator
Megatron
Swindle
Onslaught
Brawl
Jet-Kun
Pharma
Flame
A red guy who looks familiar but the name escapes me.
Chromedome
Old Snake
Hydra
Scorponok
Bruticus
Windblade
Wreck-Gar
Minerva Night Beat
Dai Atlas
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1528694)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 8th, 2013 @ 12:02pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:A red guy who looks familiar but the name escapes me.


The blue has me thinking Braver.
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1528699)
Posted by ScottyP on November 8th, 2013 @ 12:08pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:A red guy who looks familiar but the name escapes me.


Mainframe, perhaps? With that blocky head and blue body.
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1528731)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 8th, 2013 @ 2:18pm CST
ScottyP wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:A red guy who looks familiar but the name escapes me.


Mainframe, perhaps? With that blocky head and blue body.


I was thinking the same.
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1528737)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 8th, 2013 @ 2:41pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:A red guy who looks familiar but the name escapes me.


Mainframe, perhaps? With that blocky head and blue body.


I was thinking the same.


I still say Braver because of the wheels:

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Transformers G1 1989 Braver Gallery

Mainframe lacks wheels altogether:

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Transformers G1 1990 Mainframe with Push-Button Gallery
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1528827)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 9th, 2013 @ 12:06am CST
Neither Mainframe nor Braver have a red helmeted head.

Turns out it's GoBots Buggyman based on G1 Beachcomber's unreleased red redeco, which will appear in the upcoming TCC prose story "Spatiotemporal Challengers" by Andrew Hall and Hayato Sakamoto (the latter of whom is the man behind these Kre-O comics).

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The blue Seaspray is Man-O-War and the white Hubcap is Rest-Q.
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1528855)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 9th, 2013 @ 9:52am CST
Well played you two, well played. :APPLAUSE:
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1528864)
Posted by Noideaforaname on November 9th, 2013 @ 10:58am CST
So Kre-O's referencing the FUTURE now? What haven't they done?
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1528923)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 9th, 2013 @ 7:29pm CST
Noideaforaname wrote:So Kre-O's referencing the FUTURE now? What haven't they done?
Oh, a number of things. :WHISTLE:
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1529233)
Posted by redguyver on November 11th, 2013 @ 2:37pm CST
Anyone else notice Wreck-gar in the first panel ? ;) )
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1529234)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 11th, 2013 @ 2:41pm CST
redguyver wrote:Anyone else notice Wreck-gar in the first panel ? ;) )


Sabrblade and I did, and it's actually the second-last panel, as Japanese comics are read right-to-left, top-to-bottom. :-B
Re: Takara Tomy Kre-O Web Comic Episodes 2 and 3 (1531451)
Posted by El Duque on November 23rd, 2013 @ 11:38am CST
Autobase Aichi has posted some images from a Toys"R"Us Transformers Kre-O display and store catalog. The catalog features another chapter in the popular Kre-O comic as well as various other Kre-O products. We've mirrored the images of the display and catalog scans below.

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