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Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Line to Consist of 8 Figures?

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Line to Consist of 8 Figures?

Monday, January 6th, 2014 10:59PM CST

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Thanks to Seibertron.com member Powered Convoy for pointing this bit of information out. It appears Takara Tomy's Transformers Cloud line will consist of eight figures, which will be split between the Takara Tomy Mall and e-Hobby. At present two figures have been made available for pre-order, TFC-A01 Optimus Prime via the Takara Tomy Mall and TFC-D01 Megatron via e-Hobby. That would leave six remaining figures in the line. The first chapter in line's accompanying Guardians of Time story did feature a panel with eight characters, the aforementioned TFC-A01 Optimus Prime and TFC-D01 Megatron, plus:

  • Rodimus as a redeco/retool of the Generations Voyager Springer mold
  • Generations Voyager Fall of Cybertron Blaster
  • Deluxe Jazz (? - Probably is Reveal the Shield Deluxe)
  • Generations Voyager Fall of Cybertron Soundwave
  • Generations Deluxe Fall of Cybertron Starscream
  • Generations Deluxe Fall of Cybertron Swindle

Speculation at this point of course.

Update:: Once again, thanks to Seibertron.com member Powered Convoy for this update:

Powered Convoy wrote:Everyone but Rodimus is supposed to be their recently released TakaraTomy Generations figure. Jazz is in another chapter and it's the TakaraTomy version of the FoC figure.

Andrew Hall, formerly of eHOBBY / Part One, said that for the first story they just used the Japanese Generations figures for the other characters that appeared in that first chapter.

I do believe whatever they have planned won't be the above other than Rodimus.



Powered Convoy wrote:Deadline to order Cloud Megatron& Optimus is 1 PM on 1/6 Japan Time (which I believe is midnight or 11 PM EST).

On the TakaraTomy Mall page for Optimus it says:

ストーリーに基いた年間各サイト4アイテムの商品ラインナップを予定しているトランスフォーマーの新シリーズにご期待下さい。


Which Google Translates to:

Please look forward to the new series of Transformers that are planning to product line-up of four items each year site based on the story.


Bing gives us:

Please look forward to the new series of transformers are planned based on the story over the years each site 4 items of products.


So we have Rodimus, but I wonder what the other 5 (thinking Optimus & Megs are considered 1 & 2 of the 8) will be?

Randy


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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Line to Consist of 8 Figures? (1539879)
Posted by megatronus on January 6th, 2014 @ 11:07pm CST
Excited for Rodimus, and maybe Starscream. :D

I could leave the rest.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Line to Consist of 8 Figures? (1539883)
Posted by MGrotusque on January 6th, 2014 @ 11:22pm CST
Rodimus is the only one that raised an eyebrow there. I would hope the mold would get a retool instead of just a repaint. The car mode just isn't Hot Rod enough but i'll settle for a repaint at the end of the day. It'll look neat with Sandstorm and Springer.

The rest are a total bore. I-)
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Line to Consist of 8 Figures? (1539885)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 6th, 2014 @ 11:24pm CST
Peculiar. Most peculiar, indeed.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Line to Consist of 8 Figures? (1539913)
Posted by helli0n on January 7th, 2014 @ 2:47am CST
Looks interesting...I'd really like to see how the initial figures turn out before I get excited for the rest though.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Line to Consist of 8 Figures? (1539919)
Posted by Sodan-1 on January 7th, 2014 @ 4:38am CST
Hmm.... :-?

Rodimus could be very interesting indeed.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Line to Consist of 8 Figures? (1539920)
Posted by RhA on January 7th, 2014 @ 4:43am CST
1- Rodimus, if indeed released, will be mine.
2- Megatron has roboboobs.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Line to Consist of 8 Figures? (1539926)
Posted by Powered Convoy on January 7th, 2014 @ 5:28am CST
El Duque wrote:
  • Rodimus as a redeco/retool of the Generations Voyager Springer mold
  • Generations Voyager Fall of Cybertron Blaster
  • Deluxe Jazz (? - Probably is Reveal the Shield Deluxe)
  • Generations Voyager Fall of Cybertron Soundwave
  • Generations Deluxe Fall of Cybertron Starscream
  • Generations Deluxe Fall of Cybertron Swindle

Everyone but Rodimus is supposed to be their recently released TakaraTomy Generations figure. Jazz is in another chapter and it's the TakaraTomy version of the FoC figure.

Andrew Hall, formerly of eHOBBY / Part One, said that for the first story they just used the Japanese Generations figures for the other characters that appeared in that first chapter.

I do believe whatever they have planned won't be the above other than Rodimus.

Randy
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Line to Consist of 8 Figures? (1539935)
Posted by RhA on January 7th, 2014 @ 6:36am CST
Powered Convoy wrote:
El Duque wrote:
  • Rodimus as a redeco/retool of the Generations Voyager Springer mold
  • Generations Voyager Fall of Cybertron Blaster
  • Deluxe Jazz (? - Probably is Reveal the Shield Deluxe)
  • Generations Voyager Fall of Cybertron Soundwave
  • Generations Deluxe Fall of Cybertron Starscream
  • Generations Deluxe Fall of Cybertron Swindle

Everyone but Rodimus is supposed to be their recently released TakaraTomy Generations figure. Jazz is in another chapter and it's the TakaraTomy version of the FoC figure.

Andrew Hall, formerly of eHOBBY / Part One, said that for the first story they just used the Japanese Generations figures for the other characters that appeared in that first chapter.

I do believe whatever they have planned won't be the above other than Rodimus.

Randy


...which is all I need, really. :grin:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Line to Consist of 8 Figures? (1539961)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 7th, 2014 @ 8:31am CST
Aside from Rodimus, are the others going to be repaints, or just re-releases?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Line to Consist of 8 Figures? (1539986)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 7th, 2014 @ 10:17am CST
GuyIncognito wrote:Aside from Rodimus, are the others going to be repaints, or just re-releases?
Based on Prime and Megs (as well as e-HOBBY's reputation), I'd imagine the Cloud line will be all redecos of whatever molds it winds up having.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Line to Consist of 8 Figures? (1539990)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 7th, 2014 @ 10:27am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:Aside from Rodimus, are the others going to be repaints, or just re-releases?
Based on Prime and Megs (as well as e-HOBBY's reputation), I'd imagine the Cloud line will be all redecos of whatever molds it winds up having.


That makes sense. But will they be repainted to represent different characters (like turning the Springer mold into Rodimus) or will they simply be repaints of the same character (like giving FOC Jazz a new paint job and calling it "Cloud Jazz" instead of "FOC Jazz")?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Line to Consist of 8 Figures? (1539992)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 7th, 2014 @ 10:30am CST
GuyIncognito wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:Aside from Rodimus, are the others going to be repaints, or just re-releases?
Based on Prime and Megs (as well as e-HOBBY's reputation), I'd imagine the Cloud line will be all redecos of whatever molds it winds up having.


That makes sense. But will they be repainted to represent different characters (like turning the Springer mold into Rodimus) or will they simply be repaints of the same character (like giving FOC Jazz a new paint job and calling it "Cloud Jazz" instead of "FOC Jazz")?
Powered Convoy wrote:Everyone but Rodimus is supposed to be their recently released TakaraTomy Generations figure. Jazz is in another chapter and it's the TakaraTomy version of the FoC figure.

Andrew Hall, formerly of eHOBBY / Part One, said that for the first story they just used the Japanese Generations figures for the other characters that appeared in that first chapter.

I do believe whatever they have planned won't be the above other than Rodimus.

Randy
What he said.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Line to Consist of 8 Figures? (1539999)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 7th, 2014 @ 10:56am CST
That makes it sound like they're not even repainting them, they're just re-releasing them. Am I mis-understanding?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Line to Consist of 8 Figures? (1540002)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 7th, 2014 @ 11:00am CST
GuyIncognito wrote:That makes it sound like they're not even repainting them, they're just re-releasing them. Am I mis-understanding?
Let me rephrase.

The toys of Blaster, Jazz, Starscream, Soundwave, and Swindle shown in that artwork were not Cloud toys. They were just the existing Japanese Generations toys.

The eight toys that Cloud is supposed to have are Optimus, Megatron, possibly the Springer-Rodimus redeco, and five others we know nothing about.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Line to Consist of 8 Figures? (1540014)
Posted by Powered Convoy on January 7th, 2014 @ 12:29pm CST
Yes what Sabrblade said.

Randy
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Line to Consist of 8 Figures? (1541351)
Posted by El Duque on January 12th, 2014 @ 10:02am CST
Takara Tomy is showing off the first two figures in their e-Hobby and Takara Tomy Mall exclusive Transformers Cloud line at Tokyo's Super Festival. TFC-A01 Optimus Prime is a repaint of Voyager Classics Optimus Prime available via the Takara Tomy Mall. TFC-D01 Megatron is a reuse of the GDO Voyager Megatron mold, which itself is a redeco/remold of the ROTF Bludgeon mold, is available via e-Hobby. Recent information suggests the Transformers Cloud line with consists of eight figures total, four through each of the aforementioned retailers. Speculation based on the line's accompanying story is we will see a repaint/remold of the Generations Voyager Springer mold into Rodimus. Images below courtesy of Temping Toys via TFW2005.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Line to Consist of 8 Figures? (1541352)
Posted by RhA on January 12th, 2014 @ 10:14am CST
The classics Optimus strikes again! And again it shows the sheer awesomeness of the mold. Megatron is deserving of his own, new mold. This one just doesn't do it for me. Is the GEETOO tank too much to ask?

I think not, Takara, I think not.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Line to Consist of 8 Figures? (1541353)
Posted by robotmel on January 12th, 2014 @ 10:17am CST
:-?
I think Cloud Megatron would look so much more Megatron-like if Takara had used the Classics Nerf Megatron head!

Heck, maybe some thoughtful KO factory will KO the Headrobots Blood set again but in grey and silver and include a decent bucket-head? ;)
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Line to Consist of 8 Figures? (1541357)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 12th, 2014 @ 10:37am CST
I actually like the looks of Megatron.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Line to Consist of 8 Figures? (1541370)
Posted by RhA on January 12th, 2014 @ 11:18am CST
PrymeStriker wrote:I actually like the looks of Megatron.


It's a good looking mold, I just think that Megatron is more of a robust guy. The Bludgeon mold isn't chunky enough.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Line to Consist of 8 Figures? (1541376)
Posted by njb902 on January 12th, 2014 @ 11:44am CST
My issue with the Bludgeon mold is that Megatron has no gun.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Line to Consist of 8 Figures? (1541407)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 12th, 2014 @ 1:32pm CST
robotmel wrote::-?
I think Cloud Megatron would look so much more Megatron-like if Takara had used the Classics Nerf Megatron head!
Can tht head fit on this mold?

Serious question.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Line to Consist of 8 Figures? (1541411)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 12th, 2014 @ 1:42pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
robotmel wrote::-?
I think Cloud Megatron would look so much more Megatron-like if Takara had used the Classics Nerf Megatron head!
Can tht head fit on this mold?

Serious question.


Comparing my Revenge of the Fallen Bludgeon with my Classics Megatron, it seems it can.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Line to Consist of 8 Figures? (1541414)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 12th, 2014 @ 1:47pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
robotmel wrote::-?
I think Cloud Megatron would look so much more Megatron-like if Takara had used the Classics Nerf Megatron head!
Can tht head fit on this mold?

Serious question.


Comparing my Revenge of the Fallen Bludgeon with my Classics Megatron, it seems it can.
I mean joint wise. Like, are they both on a ball joint, or a swivel joint, or the same kind of joint at the same size?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Line to Consist of 8 Figures? (1541421)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 12th, 2014 @ 2:00pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
robotmel wrote::-?
I think Cloud Megatron would look so much more Megatron-like if Takara had used the Classics Nerf Megatron head!
Can tht head fit on this mold?

Serious question.


Comparing my Revenge of the Fallen Bludgeon with my Classics Megatron, it seems it can.
I mean joint wise. Like, are they both on a ball joint, or a swivel joint, or the same kind of joint at the same size?


Then in that case, no. Bludgeon's head is a swivel, while Megatron's is a ball-joint.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Line to Consist of 8 Figures? (1541437)
Posted by craggy on January 12th, 2014 @ 3:27pm CST
I don't have Classics of Henkei Prime, and the colours on this one are nice, but $100 for a Voyager is putting me off getting it. Maybe see once it's out if people are getting rid of their old ones.