Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Transformers News: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 9:50AM CDT

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Various sources have announced that they have received solicitations from Takara Tomy for a new Japanese series of Transformers figures, the TG line, most likely an acronym for Transformers Generations. Starting the line off is TG-01 Optimus Prime and TG-02 Autobot Jazz, which will be the Japanese releases of the Fall of Cybertron figures. As with many Japanese releases of North American figures, collectors can expect different paint apps and the possibility of chrome highlights.

The first preorders for these figures can be found at site sponsor Kapow Toys
TG-01 Optimus Prime
TG-02 Autobot Jazz
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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1409836)
Posted by Flux Convoy on August 14th, 2012 @ 10:19am CDT
I'm listening. Wonder if Shockwave will get a separate release here too. It would be hard to believe the Arms Micron version being the only release.
:BOT:
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1409838)
Posted by mattwhite924 on August 14th, 2012 @ 10:21am CDT
A good paint job would help quite a bit with these molds, and considering the rising costs of them I'm much more open to importing at this point.
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1409841)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 14th, 2012 @ 10:28am CDT
I'm not holding my breath for chrome, shiny paint however... >:oP
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1409844)
Posted by Kibble on August 14th, 2012 @ 10:34am CDT
pics or it didn't happen...

Although I'm not sure a nice, shiny coat of paint can make these lackluster figs the jam either way...
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1409847)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 14th, 2012 @ 10:46am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I'm not holding my breath for chrome, shiny paint however... >:oP
Full Metal Hero says that chrome is "confirmed".
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1409848)
Posted by Sodan-1 on August 14th, 2012 @ 10:48am CDT
Flux Convoy wrote:I'm listening. Wonder if Shockwave will get a separate release here too. It would be hard to believe the Arms Micron version being the only release.
:BOT:

Good point. That will be an interesting one to see how it's handled. I wonder if the Arms Micron figure will just be integrated into this TG line.
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1409849)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 14th, 2012 @ 10:49am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I'm not holding my breath for chrome, shiny paint however... >:oP
Full Metal Hero says that chrome is "confirmed".


So it's like Henkei then? OK then. :)

btw I wish TakaraTomy had gone with a designation other than "TG"
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1409862)
Posted by Ravage XK on August 14th, 2012 @ 11:27am CDT
Are North America figures different somehow to those we get in Europe?
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1409868)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 14th, 2012 @ 12:01pm CDT
Ravage XK wrote:Are North America figures different somehow to those we get in Europe?


Only the packaging is different, the EU Deluxe cards are smaller than the rest of the world's by 1/6th. The figures are all the same.
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1409878)
Posted by Rated X on August 14th, 2012 @ 12:34pm CDT
Good news. This opens up the door for metallic paintjobs and extra paint apps that make these small crappy figures actually worth buying. How about a G1 accurate FOC Bruticus that includes a proper grey and blue Vortex ? I pre-ordered that Takara Shockwave hoping it would have a more cartoon accurate paintjob like Henkei Cyclonus colors.
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1409884)
Posted by Ravage XK on August 14th, 2012 @ 1:01pm CDT
Ahh yes, the EU doing its thing to save cardboard.
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1409889)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 14th, 2012 @ 1:10pm CDT
Can Takara make them bigger too?
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1409897)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 14th, 2012 @ 1:34pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:Can Takara make them bigger too?


Upsizing molds? Wouldn't that make them a KO company?
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1409899)
Posted by AutobotMR2 on August 14th, 2012 @ 1:42pm CDT
Sorry guys, but no ammount of metallic paint or chrome can save these figures from their irregular size. One jazz should not be looking RTS Jazz in the chest unless its a scout, pass just as I passed on the domestic version.
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1409902)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 14th, 2012 @ 1:48pm CDT
[quote] mooncake623 wrote:Can Takara make them bigger too?



Upsizing molds? Wouldn't that make them a KO company? [/quote]

they've downsize molds before(Energon Megs) so why not! :D
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1409907)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 14th, 2012 @ 1:56pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:[quote] mooncake623 wrote:Can Takara make them bigger too?



Upsizing molds? Wouldn't that make them a KO company?


they've downsize molds before(Energon Megs) so why not! :D[/quote]

Only once, even that was exceptional. Don't get your hopes up.
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1409908)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 14th, 2012 @ 1:58pm CDT
[quote] mooncake623 wrote:

mooncake623 wrote:Can Takara make them bigger too?



Upsizing molds? Wouldn't that make them a KO company?



they've downsize molds before(Energon Megs) so why not! :D



Only once, even that was exceptional. Don't get your hopes up. [/quote]

Oh I don't believe for a sec they will... but again i can hope
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1409917)
Posted by Anonymous. on August 14th, 2012 @ 2:41pm CDT
Hopefully it's more than just lipstick on a pig :D
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1409925)
Posted by Powered Convoy on August 14th, 2012 @ 2:57pm CDT
Sodan-1 wrote:
Flux Convoy wrote:I'm listening. Wonder if Shockwave will get a separate release here too. It would be hard to believe the Arms Micron version being the only release.
:BOT:

Good point. That will be an interesting one to see how it's handled. I wonder if the Arms Micron figure will just be integrated into this TG line.


Considering the Arms Micron figure is being released the same month these are supposedly coming out (December 2012), I don't see it happening.

TakaraTomy is moving Shockwave to their Prime line to get more figures out for that line because he appears on the show.

Rated X wrote:Good news. This opens up the door for metallic paintjobs and extra paint apps that make these small crappy figures actually worth buying. How about a G1 accurate FOC Bruticus that includes a proper grey and blue Vortex ? I pre-ordered that Takara Shockwave hoping it would have a more cartoon accurate paintjob like Henkei Cyclonus colors.


Well he's going to be on the Prime cartoon so I imagine the toy's colors might be changed to reflect that version rather than the G1 cartoon.

Randy
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1409926)
Posted by Kibble on August 14th, 2012 @ 3:04pm CDT
What about Cybertron Starscream...they upsized him from a Voyager to a Supreme...

Not Has to Tak version, but close enough.

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