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Friday, April 18th, 2014 9:21AM CDT

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Toys"R"Us Japan has listed pre-orders for Takara Tomy's Transformers Movie Advanced line with additional high res images. This wave is scheduled for a May release. Check out the images mirrored below:

Figures in this wave include:
  • AD01 Optimus Prime
  • AD02 Classic Optimus Prime
  • AD03 Grimlock
  • AD04 Classic Bumblebee
  • AD05 Scorn
  • AD06 Crosshairs
  • AD07 Slug
  • AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee
  • AD09 Protoform Optimus Prime
  • AD10 Starscream
  • AD11 Dispenser
  • AD12 Revenge Optimus Prime
  • AD13 Devastator
  • AD14 Jolt
  • AD15 Ratchet

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Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1566252)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 18th, 2014 @ 9:27am CDT
Same stock photos but still purdy. =P~
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1566259)
Posted by Va'al on April 18th, 2014 @ 9:39am CDT
Oh, Dispensor. :D

The others look nice, but not enough to drag me into importing any of the figures, were I to decide to buy them. :-?
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1566263)
Posted by T-Macksimus on April 18th, 2014 @ 9:53am CDT
Pay attention Hasbro U.S. This is how you do it. I'd go from protesting all but one of the figures in the Movie line to happily picking up not just 'Bee but Crosshairs, Not-Slag, Protoform Optimus (although I've seen better kitbash repaints but this one still rocks) and Dispensor and Devastator if the U.S. products actually looked this good. I know it's not that they can't do it, I was at Target yesterday and saw the Target exclusive Prime:BH Abominus 5-pack which kicks ass over the regular releases which are now peg-warmers. Even though I have the regular ones I was STILL tempted to spend the money on the Exclusive set. Presentation, Hasbro! Give us stuff that looks decent like in the pics. above and people WILL throw more money your way!
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1566267)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on April 18th, 2014 @ 9:59am CDT
I loved the hasbro evasion prime but this one is amazing. The hasbro one can go somewhere. Im getting takaras. As well as crosshairs, classic bee, the HFTD voyager prime and dispenser.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1566273)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on April 18th, 2014 @ 10:13am CDT
If only I had the money ;) Oh well, the US versions are several times cheaper, especially if I wait for a sale
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1566283)
Posted by TimothyR on April 18th, 2014 @ 10:30am CDT
T-Macksimus wrote: I was at Target yesterday and saw the Target exclusive Prime:BH Abominus 5-pack which kicks ass over the regular releases which are now peg-warmers. Even though I have the regular ones I was STILL tempted to spend the money on the Exclusive set. Presentation, Hasbro! Give us stuff that looks decent like in the pics. above and people WILL throw more money your way!


there's no one out there who wishes hasbro would step their game up more than me and wish they'd want to make money AND please their fans rather than just simply make money.

that example is pretty terrible especially since the targets, at least in my area, can't give those sets away.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1566294)
Posted by GuyIncognito on April 18th, 2014 @ 10:52am CDT
T-Macksimus wrote: I was at Target yesterday and saw the Target exclusive Prime:BH Abominus 5-pack which kicks ass over the regular releases which are now peg-warmers. Even though I have the regular ones I was STILL tempted to spend the money on the Exclusive set. Presentation, Hasbro! Give us stuff that looks decent like in the pics. above and people WILL throw more money your way!


Be careful about making assumptions based on your own personal experience. At my local Targets, the Abominus 5-pack has been warming shelves for months. The individually-packaged versions of the figures have been much more scarce.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1566299)
Posted by XDMan on April 18th, 2014 @ 10:57am CDT
Uh, weren't the Dinobots supposed to be in gray and black? I was also under the impressiom of Classic Prime having the colors shown in the film...
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Posted by GuyIncognito on April 18th, 2014 @ 11:08am CDT
XDMan wrote:Uh, weren't the Dinobots supposed to be in gray and black? I was also under the impressiom of Classic Prime having the colors shown in the film...


Takara has already revealed one Dinobot (Slag) in G1-colors, and there will probably be a movie-accurate repaint of OP as well. This is just the main line figures.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1566309)
Posted by Delta Magnus on April 18th, 2014 @ 11:18am CDT
These look really good! I especially like the metallic purple on Slug, and the chrome weapons on Bumblebee look pretty nice too. Kinda gives a Microman feel.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1566326)
Posted by mattj972 on April 18th, 2014 @ 12:12pm CDT
That Bumblebee looks very nice. They all do. Very pleased with these pictures. :BOT:
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1566327)
Posted by craggy on April 18th, 2014 @ 12:30pm CDT
I like that they painted Scorn's weapon. Jeez, I didn't even have to look the name up that time, I really am liking these Movie Dinobots!
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1566328)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on April 18th, 2014 @ 12:41pm CDT
even takaras AoE stuff looks like crap, scorn is still the only good looking figure there. The repaints of the older stuff looks good though, especially proto prime & dispensor.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1566339)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on April 18th, 2014 @ 1:33pm CDT
I sound like a broken record but the paint jobs on those Takara bots beat Hasbro's pathetic effort hands down. It's a real shame they'll cost an arm and a leg to import.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1566358)
Posted by Downbeat on April 18th, 2014 @ 2:40pm CDT
I actually think the AoE molds look worse with the Takara decos. Grimlock doesn't even have his beast mode eyes painted.
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Posted by megatronus on April 18th, 2014 @ 4:12pm CDT
Looking forward to the Evasion Mode Optimus & Grimlock 2-pack, where OP has the faceplate.

C'moooooon HasTak, daddy needs a new Classics Prime! ;)
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1566390)
Posted by LeL on April 18th, 2014 @ 5:00pm CDT
Protoform Optimus looks good

An Evasion Mode Optimus with a choice of decals (stickers) for shoulders eg. flames or Autobot symbols would be nice for the 30th Anniversary Generations with the shoulders and elbows in grey plastic.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1566420)
Posted by DeadCaL on April 18th, 2014 @ 7:28pm CDT
El Duque wrote:Image


Ah, but is it pronounced 'Scone' or 'Scon'? :lol:
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1566422)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on April 18th, 2014 @ 7:32pm CDT
Strangely, I'm kinda warming up to this version of leader class OP. While it's actually less movie-accurate than the mainline version, the fact that it doesn't "shell-form" scores some major points with me.

I still don't know why HasTak refuses to add just two more steps to the transformation and get the fuel tanks to fold the frakk up into OP's back.

Seriously not a fan of the yellow windshields either.

Evasion mode OP...I just wish he were leader class sized.

Picking up deluxe AoE Bumblebee simply because I like doing charity work. :P No, actually, I need a cheap subject to practice airbrushing on, and all that bare plastic on his bot mode is just screaming for a nice coat of Titanium silver.

After seeing Battle-blade BB and Protoform OP getting reissued, I'm hoping for a possible 2007 movieverse Arcee. Deeply regret not getting that one when I had the chance.

I might just pick up Crosshairs.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1566426)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 18th, 2014 @ 7:40pm CDT
DeadCaL wrote:
El Duque wrote:Image


Ah, but is it pronounced 'Scone' or 'Scon'? :lol:
Google Translate fail. 8-}
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1566452)
Posted by Heckfire on April 18th, 2014 @ 10:14pm CDT
OK, I admit...as a TV Troper AND MTMTE reagular, I kinda want that Dispensor figure, if only for the (mis-spelled) "Mood Wiplash" branding.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1566457)
Posted by User897 on April 18th, 2014 @ 10:50pm CDT
I know these are just proto images, but I really am sick of "if you want it to look decent, go with Takara." Why the hell can't the products that Hasbro and Takara share be of the same quality? To me, there are several instances where some folks are just nuts and prefer Takara no matter what, but then you have cases such as these, with chrome and accurate paint. It's usually better not to try and overthink this crap and collect and have fun, but when you really can see differences in paint apps, and sometimes in plastic quality, it effects the brand badly. So annoying.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1566458)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 18th, 2014 @ 11:01pm CDT
Although that Takara take on Evasion Mode Optimus Prime does look a lot prettier with those added paint apps, why did they screw up some simple details like the hands and feet? They should be BLUE to be G1 accurate, Takara. You know this stuff! ;)

Looks like some kit bashing will be needed to make the perfect "G1" Evasion Mode Optimus Prime figure. I'm thinking the Takara Movie Advanced version as the base, with the hands and feet from Hasbro's mass release version, and the head from the upcoming two-pack version (the one paired with Grimlock). I'm not sure much can be done for the upper arms and shoulders, except paint them one's self.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1566462)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on April 18th, 2014 @ 11:28pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
DeadCaL wrote:
El Duque wrote:Image


Ah, but is it pronounced 'Scone' or 'Scon'? :lol:
Google Translate fail. 8-}


I for one, believe that we need more transformers named after food [-( .
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1566467)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 18th, 2014 @ 11:48pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:I for one, believe that we need more transformers named after food [-( .


Well, there are those transforming McDonald's food items Happy Meal toys from the 80's. It's not really a Transformers product per se, but there you go. Robots with food names AND alt modes! ;)
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1566475)
Posted by Flashwave on April 19th, 2014 @ 12:28am CDT
T-Macksimus wrote:Pay attention Hasbro U.S. This is how you do it. I'd go from protesting all but one of the figures in the Movie line to happily picking up not just 'Bee but Crosshairs, Not-Slag, Protoform Optimus (although I've seen better kitbash repaints but this one still rocks) and Dispensor and Devastator if the U.S. products actually looked this good. I know it's not that they can't do it, I was at Target yesterday and saw the Target exclusive Prime:BH Abominus 5-pack which kicks ass over the regular releases which are now peg-warmers. Even though I have the regular ones I was STILL tempted to spend the money on the Exclusive set. Presentation, Hasbro! Give us stuff that looks decent like in the pics. above and people WILL throw more money your way!


I'm sorry, what? Abominus is shelf warming in Indiana in the five packs, and to be honest, the moment I finally tracked down all the individual releases, that five-pack got repainted into Doublecross and a bunch of Decepticon Pretender Monsters (shortly joined by additional individual figures, thanks to Meijer selling them for 2.99 a piece)

I think I;m the only one, but ost of the movie igs I don't see an appreciable difference. I want that Dispensor though, and if Jolt and Ratchet were inexpensive I'd be on them too as I still want a good well priced Ratchet figure, and I like the Jolt whips. Oh well.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1566542)
Posted by Delta Magnus on April 19th, 2014 @ 8:45am CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:Although that Takara take on Evasion Mode Optimus Prime does look a lot prettier with those added paint apps, why did they screw up some simple details like the hands and feet? They should be BLUE to be G1 accurate, Takara. You know this stuff! ;)



Umm, this isn't G1 Prime. This is AoE Prime. Different character.

And even if it was G1 Prime, who honestly cares? It's a tiny detail, and if you ask me it's about time Prime got a little reinvention.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1566553)
Posted by Sunstar on April 19th, 2014 @ 10:48am CDT
Does devestator have the dingle dangles it had in the 2nd movie? It has to :p
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1566560)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 19th, 2014 @ 11:14am CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:Although that Takara take on Evasion Mode Optimus Prime does look a lot prettier with those added paint apps, why did they screw up some simple details like the hands and feet? They should be BLUE to be G1 accurate, Takara. You know this stuff! ;)



Umm, this isn't G1 Prime. This is AoE Prime. Different character.

And even if it was G1 Prime, who honestly cares? It's a tiny detail, and if you ask me it's about time Prime got a little reinvention.


Oh, I know that full well. The mold, however, is very clearly meant to homage G1 Optimus Prime. Although a flatnosed truck version of Prime exists in the movie, it's all rusted out and colored with dull browns and grays. So, none of the toy releases of this mold are even close to "screen accurate." Hasbro rolled with the G1 homage pretty well, but made a few mistakes and omitted some paint apps. Takara added in some nice paint apps, but switched some colors around, managing to pull the homage away from G1. In exchange, they seem to be trying to homage original movie-verse prime a bit. I'm just saying, there's no win for someone who wanted a spot on G1 deco on this Prime, though it's obvious that's what Hasbro tried.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1566685)
Posted by Valandar on April 19th, 2014 @ 7:54pm CDT
Aaand no Dispensor for me.

Why?

That mold is HORRID. The plunger for the gimmick means most poses are impossible to balance for display without a rear support, and unless they fixed it several parts simply fall right off - including the entire upper torso / head.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1566753)
Posted by LeL on April 20th, 2014 @ 3:11am CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:Although that Takara take on Evasion Mode Optimus Prime does look a lot prettier with those added paint apps, why did they screw up some simple details like the hands and feet? They should be BLUE to be G1 accurate, Takara. You know this stuff! ;)

Looks like some kit bashing will be needed to make the perfect "G1" Evasion Mode Optimus Prime figure. I'm thinking the Takara Movie Advanced version as the base, with the hands and feet from Hasbro's mass release version, and the head from the upcoming two-pack version (the one paired with Grimlock). I'm not sure much can be done for the upper arms and shoulders, except paint them one's self.





Hasbro want you to buy all versions of optimus just so you can kitbash (commerse).
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1566855)
Posted by Delta Magnus on April 20th, 2014 @ 2:33pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:Although that Takara take on Evasion Mode Optimus Prime does look a lot prettier with those added paint apps, why did they screw up some simple details like the hands and feet? They should be BLUE to be G1 accurate, Takara. You know this stuff! ;)



Umm, this isn't G1 Prime. This is AoE Prime. Different character.

And even if it was G1 Prime, who honestly cares? It's a tiny detail, and if you ask me it's about time Prime got a little reinvention.


Oh, I know that full well. The mold, however, is very clearly meant to homage G1 Optimus Prime. Although a flatnosed truck version of Prime exists in the movie, it's all rusted out and colored with dull browns and grays. So, none of the toy releases of this mold are even close to "screen accurate." Hasbro rolled with the G1 homage pretty well, but made a few mistakes and omitted some paint apps. Takara added in some nice paint apps, but switched some colors around, managing to pull the homage away from G1. In exchange, they seem to be trying to homage original movie-verse prime a bit. I'm just saying, there's no win for someone who wanted a spot on G1 deco on this Prime, though it's obvious that's what Hasbro tried.


Meh. If you wanted a spot-on G1 deco, then I'd say get classics/Masterpiece prime, or just paint the hands and feet blue.

I think he looks better with silver hands and feet myself. It sets him apart from other Primes and makes him look like more than just G1 Prime run through a Bayification filter.

Also, I'm pretty sure the whole point of a homage is it's supposed to be somewhat subtle, a nod to the older material, rather than a blatant "HEY LOOK IT'S G1 PRIME WITH MORE GREEBLES". It's the difference between an original idea and a rehash of an older idea.

@Valandar: I have the Payload mold, aside from the long stem sticking from his back (which I'm willing to forgive because GIANT CLAW) he's one of my favourite Movieverse toys. Very poseable, cool vehicle mode, probably the best headsculpt out of the "camera faces"... I certainly don't have many troubles balancing him, and the easily detachable parts can be fixed with a dab of glue. Not sure why you hate Payload so much.

Regardless, if I see him, Dispensor is mine.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1574682)
Posted by Va'al on May 16th, 2014 @ 12:02pm CDT
Almost a month ago, the full line-up for the Takara Tomy counterpart to Hasbro's Transformers: Age of Extinction line was revealed, under the name Transformers: Lost Age - Movie Advanced. Thanks to site sponsor RobotKingdom.com, we now have in-package images for the line from AD-01 to AD-15, including metallic decos of the movie first waves, and some old gems from previous movie lines - such as G1 deco Protoform Optimus Prime, the Legends combiner Devastator and Mountain Dew carrier Dispensor! Check them all out below.

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Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1574687)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on May 16th, 2014 @ 12:17pm CDT
I need most of these
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 16th, 2014 @ 12:41pm CDT
Huh, pretty interesting what TakaraTomy did the packaging for these toys:

- For AoE toys, it's simply adapted Hasbro packaging, including the "Changes in so many steps!", Size Class, Series and Figure ID's.
- For older toys (AD08 to AD15), it has the name of the Movie the characters appeared in and a Japanese bio.

Jolt, Revenge Optimus Prime, and Dispensor I'll definitely get. I'll be sticking with the US releases for the rest, I don't care for the "the TakaraTomy one has better deco", leave that until comparisons appear on Japanese blog sites. >:oP
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1574731)
Posted by Va'al on May 16th, 2014 @ 1:59pm CDT
In further Takara Tomy news for the Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced toy line, Japanese blogger Alfes2010 has been uploading pictorial reviews for AD-01 Optimus Prime, AD-02 Evasion Mode Optimus Prime, AD-03 Grimlock and AD-06 Crosshairs. The reviews include comparison shots with previous movie figures, and all feature slightly tweaked decos and some nice dynamic poses - check them out by clicking on the images below!

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Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1574732)
Posted by Delta Magnus on May 16th, 2014 @ 2:07pm CDT
These all look so much better, but Crosshairs in particular is a million times better.

SOLD
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1574733)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 16th, 2014 @ 2:08pm CDT
Ok, Evasion Mode Classic Optimus Prime got added. And it looks like Leader Prime can drive himself like First Edition Prime :lol:
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1574736)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on May 16th, 2014 @ 2:19pm CDT
Sold on classic prime and crosshairs
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Posted by Siger on May 16th, 2014 @ 2:37pm CDT
Still NO for Grimlock even though the paint job is good. I'm never buying this mold with the mutant t-rex chest that looks like an alien is about to pop out. Not to mention the BIG elf shoes is a huge turnoff. :evil:
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Posted by Diem on May 16th, 2014 @ 2:40pm CDT
Siger wrote:Still NO for Grimlock even though the paint job is good. I'm never buying this mold with the mutant t-rex chest that looks like an alien is about to pop out. Not to mention the BIG elf shoes is a huge turnoff. :evil:


On the leader mold at least you can tuck the elf toes under. No cure for the terrible T-rex chest though.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1574752)
Posted by Siger on May 16th, 2014 @ 3:00pm CDT
Diem wrote:
Siger wrote:Still NO for Grimlock even though the paint job is good. I'm never buying this mold with the mutant t-rex chest that looks like an alien is about to pop out. Not to mention the BIG elf shoes is a huge turnoff. :evil:


On the leader mold at least you can tuck the elf toes under. No cure for the terrible T-rex chest though.

Yeah I know, leader looks slightly better bot mode too but the Rex mode is fugly in its own way. So I'm not holding my breath for the black-knight leader Grimlock, which just looks like a chunk of obsidian plastic. Hopefully they are re-engineering him to look better for future versions... hopefully
We agree a lot taste-wise Diem, wish there is a like button so I can thumb up your posts.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1574772)
Posted by NovaSentinel on May 16th, 2014 @ 4:51pm CDT
Why on Earth did takara paint the black detail on the front of Crosshairs' arms, and completely skip out the paint work on the doors!? He has just the same problem as the Hasbro one!
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Posted by MGrotusque on May 16th, 2014 @ 4:58pm CDT
Yes on ProtoPrime and maaaaybe a Scorn. The rest can go into the recycling bin. I really am not a fan of that head sculpt on Classics Prime. It's really weird lookin.

Oh....and Dispensor. I like him as well. Not gonna buy it though.
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Posted by Valandar on May 16th, 2014 @ 5:12pm CDT
MGrotusque wrote:Yes on ProtoPrime and maaaaybe a Scorn. The rest can go into the recycling bin. I really am not a fan of that head sculpt on Classics Prime. It's really weird lookin.

Oh....and Dispensor. I like him as well. Not gonna buy it though.


DON'T. The repaint may be awesome and fan-inspired, but the mold is one of the worst ever.
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Posted by STngAR on May 16th, 2014 @ 6:13pm CDT
Not really sure why they are doing all those movie repacks but I'll just stick with pick and choose of the Hasbro versions.

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Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1574793)
Posted by craggy on May 16th, 2014 @ 7:32pm CDT
I can't understand official photos that are posed well and transformed correctly.
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Posted by Diem on May 16th, 2014 @ 7:40pm CDT
craggy wrote:I can't understand official photos that are posed well and transformed correctly.


The ones on the road lego plate? Those aren't official.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line Wave 1 High Res Images (1574807)
Posted by LeL on May 16th, 2014 @ 9:11pm CDT
Don't care for the painted eyes on Eva mode Prime but why didn't the sword make it to mass production?
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Posted by T-Macksimus on May 17th, 2014 @ 9:13am CDT
It's a damn shame that our chances of Hasbro doing something this cool here in the states is about zilch. I got my first look at some of the AoE figures last night in hand and they have as much appeal as a frozen suppository.
I'd snatch up The Protoform Prime, Dispensor, Starscream and Devastator to go along with the High Octane 'Bee and I might even add the E-mode Prime to that list if their version looks more appealing in hand than the U.S. version does. BUT... Hasbro isn't going to do anything this cool since they already have a metric sh**-ton of their own poorly thought out movie figures to peddle on us. So I guess I'm stuck with paying an ungodly amount for mark-up and shipping if I want these figures or do without and since I'm a cheap bastard, it looks like I'll be going without.

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