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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
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
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:
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.
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1409908)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 14th, 2012 @ 1:58pm CDT
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.


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 Blurrz 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.
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1409927)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 14th, 2012 @ 3:07pm CDT
Kibble wrote:What about Cybertron Starscream...they upsized him from a Voyager to a Supreme...


True, but I still don't see TakaraTomy do that to every single figure.
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1409955)
Posted by Kibble on August 14th, 2012 @ 4:18pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:True, but I still don't see TakaraTomy do that to every single figure.


Neither do I...especially from a small deluxe to a regular size deluxe. but I didn't want to miss out on the convo.
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1409986)
Posted by Flux Convoy on August 14th, 2012 @ 6:53pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Kibble wrote:What about Cybertron Starscream...they upsized him from a Voyager to a Supreme...


True, but I still don't see TakaraTomy do that to every single figure.

Neither of the figures talked about here have been upsized or downsized. They were all separate molds. They're extremely similar but they're separate molds.
:BOT:
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1410026)
Posted by Kibble on August 14th, 2012 @ 10:23pm CDT
Flux Convoy wrote:Neither of the figures talked about here have been upsized or downsized. They were all separate molds. They're extremely similar but they're separate molds.
:BOT:


Meaning? That the design was altered?
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1410123)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 15th, 2012 @ 9:37am CDT
Kibble wrote:
Flux Convoy wrote:Neither of the figures talked about here have been upsized or downsized. They were all separate molds. They're extremely similar but they're separate molds.
:BOT:


Meaning? That the design was altered?


See, that's where the difference between retool and separate mold enters a grey area. SL Galvatron could very well be downsized from Energon Megatron from the design sketches on, using the same design cues but executing them in two different sizes.
Starscream is a bit harder to properly place, as the differences between the Voyager and the Supreme are quite numerous. It is possible that TakaraTomy went ahead with an earlier version of the design, and that Hasbro refined it for the Supreme.
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1410325)
Posted by noctorro on August 16th, 2012 @ 2:03am CDT
I do hope they upscale Optimus to a voyager just like they did with Soundwave. I'll be getting that Blaster, but not Soundwave and Soundblaster, the deluxe Soundwave is good enough.

They don't need to upscale all the others, just Optimus (and Ultra Magnus). Eventhough I already own Optimus :).
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1416982)
Posted by El Duque on September 4th, 2012 @ 10:36pm CDT
e-Hobby has revealed the first images of Takara Tomy's Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron TG01 Optimus Prime and TG02 Jazz. These redecos of Hasbro's Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Deluxe Optimus Prime and Jazz feature new metallic paint jobs. Images mirrored below.

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Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1416993)
Posted by PrymeStriker on September 4th, 2012 @ 10:53pm CDT
Hmph. Would you look at that. They're better than the U.S release. I'm so surprised.

:roll:
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1416995)
Posted by kirbenvost on September 4th, 2012 @ 10:54pm CDT
Yep, although I don't agree with them dropping the blue from Jazz entirely, these look significantly better than the Hasbro versions. Too bad they cost more than twice as much.
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1417000)
Posted by SPRINGER112 on September 4th, 2012 @ 11:01pm CDT
primes a pass butt jazz looks amazing he is definitly on my want list
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1417003)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 4th, 2012 @ 11:04pm CDT
I already own the American versions, but man, those look beautiful. :HALUC: =P~ :APPLAUSE: :BOWDOWN: :DANCE:
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1417005)
Posted by PrymeStriker on September 4th, 2012 @ 11:07pm CDT
SPRINGER112 wrote:primes a pass butt


And with that, my coffee has passed through my nasal passages. :oops: :-(
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1417006)
Posted by Mkall on September 4th, 2012 @ 11:07pm CDT
Jazz looks mucgh better than Hasbro's version. However I'm uninterested in the mold itself.
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1417008)
Posted by Gearslide on September 4th, 2012 @ 11:09pm CDT
Personally, that Prime is too shiny for me to feel like it belongs in a war.

But that Jazz has an extremely accurate deco, unlike Bizarre Blue Jazz we got from Hasbro.
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1417009)
Posted by PrymeStriker on September 4th, 2012 @ 11:09pm CDT
Mkall wrote:Jazz looks mucgh better than Hasbro's version. However I'm uninterested in the mold itself.



Why you no what this c00l guy?

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Sideswipe is sad now. :-(
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1417010)
Posted by Trikeboy on September 4th, 2012 @ 11:10pm CDT
I never felt the need to get Hasbro's Optimus Prime but I must admit I like Takara's.
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1417012)
Posted by KNM2012 on September 4th, 2012 @ 11:12pm CDT
Not a line I plan to collect, but I always love how they handle their collaborated series. Because when they do something like this, they add that eye candy element that makes me think they are worth having on display. 8) But until then... I hope to see their equally amazing packaging. :BOT:

That, and this is the kind of paintjob I wish they had done with the Sixshot reissue. Second thought - I hope that if they make a Japanese version of that reissue, they use this redeco style. That, and turn the chrome guns a metallic white. (Because then I'd buy it regardless of packaging style and box art.) :michaelbay:
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1417015)
Posted by mattwhite924 on September 4th, 2012 @ 11:16pm CDT
Well, that Optimus does pretty much everything that I was trying to accomplish with my custom painted one. Plus it has that nice shiny paint. Jazz looks pretty good too, though I prefer the blue to the purple. Oh well, might as well pre-order these.
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1417045)
Posted by OmicronZero on September 5th, 2012 @ 2:51am CDT
Wow, I must be the only person who just can't stand that purple-ish gray color on Jazz. I do think the shinier white looks better (though I wonder if the actual figure will look like that), and the additional paint apps are wonderful... But I just can't get over that color, I think Hasbro's blue is better than that. Of course I wonder why we couldn't just get a properly colored version with black and blue colors. Also the color looks more washed-out that the color in FoC, at least to me. I guess I'm just too much of a G1 Jazz fan? :P

As for Prime, I think he might be too shiny. Really though, I'd rather have the overly-shiny Prime with the silver parts instead of the depressingly sucky light gray on the Hasbro one. That said I really don't like Prime's FoC look, so I'll be sticking with WfC Prime. :P That said I would consider getting FoC Prime if they made a voyager version with a improved transformation (not just an upscale).
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1417072)
Posted by Hotrodimust on September 5th, 2012 @ 6:37am CDT
That jazz looks so much better
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1417082)
Posted by GuyIncognito on September 5th, 2012 @ 7:55am CDT
Hotrodimust wrote:That jazz looks so much better


I totally agree. If it wasn't such an awful mold, I'd buy this one too.
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1417086)
Posted by Hotrodimust on September 5th, 2012 @ 8:14am CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:
Hotrodimust wrote:That jazz looks so much better


I totally agree. If it wasn't such an awful mold, I'd buy this one too.

They really arnt that bad I did like them when they first came out but they grew on me
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1417212)
Posted by KNM2012 on September 5th, 2012 @ 2:32pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:
Hotrodimust wrote:That jazz looks so much better


I totally agree. If it wasn't such an awful mold, I'd buy this one too.

The only thing I don't like about the mold is the sculpting of his head. :BOOM: The rest looked pretty nice, down to the TRON tires.
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1417291)
Posted by XDMan on September 5th, 2012 @ 6:13pm CDT
Why can't you be in America with us to get better toys from you than Hasbro, Takara? If you design toys like the ones shown, could you at least sell them at hard to find places?
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1417340)
Posted by xyl360 on September 5th, 2012 @ 9:08pm CDT
Yep, definitely sticking with my preorder. Takara wins...again.

I'm getting to the point where I'm considering skipping all Hasbro releases entirely. With Takara, I always have to wait longer, but they're always so much better. Sure, it means that I have to pull off some ugly Arms Micron ports from their AM figures using pliers, but it works and they end up looking soooo much better (even with stickers) than the stuff that Hasbro has given us.

Hasbro focuses on price, Takara focuses on accuracy. For me as a collector, that makes Takara the clear choice, especially now that I'm not collecting as many lines as I used to (most of my catching up on lines I missed in the past is done now).
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1417381)
Posted by Sodan-1 on September 5th, 2012 @ 11:43pm CDT
HOLY CRAP!!! :BOOM:

They don't actually look half bad. Well done, Takara. :APPLAUSE:

Still a 'no' mind you.
Re: Takara Tomy TG Series Announced - Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and Jazz (1417522)
Posted by autoride on September 6th, 2012 @ 12:37pm CDT
Wow, these look so much better than the hasbro versions and I like both them especially the jazz.How he looks is much more accuate to the game version.
I like the Optimus too and is again better than the Hasbro version.
I am more willing to spend on the Takara versions than the Hasbro versions because they look better and are nicer to look at.Well done Takara :APPLAUSE:!!
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