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Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced

Thursday, February 20th, 2014 10:45PM CST

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e-Hobby has announced the next two figures in Takara Tomy's exclusive Transformers Cloud line. e-Hobby will be releasing a Starscream redeco of the Transformers Generations Voyager Doubedealer mold, and the TakaraTomy Mall will finally be releasing the Voyager GDO Brawn, which is a redeco/remold of Transformer Prime First Edition Voyager Bulkhead. Pre-orders will open on their respective sites on the 24th, no pricing at this time. Check out the announcement image mirrored below:

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552512)
Posted by Seibertron on February 20th, 2014 @ 10:51pm CST
I feel like Takara and Hasbro must have some really awesome versions of these characters coming out later down the road so they're knocking out a few quickies along the lines of Arms Micron Smokescreen. Create the illusion that they're doing us a favor, then later this year it'll be revealed that "ultimate" or better versions of these same characters/toys will be made available. A repaint line for the 30th anniversary just doesn't seem right. What are they up to?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552513)
Posted by Moonshot on February 20th, 2014 @ 11:01pm CST
It does seem strange to make a whole new thing out of these repaints of characters.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552516)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 20th, 2014 @ 11:05pm CST
Seibertron wrote:I feel like Takara and Hasbro must have some really awesome versions of these characters coming out later down the road so they're knocking out a few quickies along the lines of Arms Micron Smokescreen. Create the illusion that they're doing us a favor, then later this year it'll be revealed that "ultimate" or better versions of these same characters/toys will be made available. A repaint line for the 30th anniversary just doesn't seem right. What are they up to?
I'd imagine that this Cloud line is merely something small done on the side of the bigger lines like AOE and Generations.

Not to mention that this year technically isn't the 30th anniversary for Transformers in Japan, since they didn't get the G1 toys until 1985, so 2015 would make more sense to be Japan's big celebratory year. :D
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552518)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on February 20th, 2014 @ 11:05pm CST
Sure as hell didn't see Starscream outta that Doubledealer figure.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552519)
Posted by Blackstreak on February 20th, 2014 @ 11:09pm CST
Wow! Starscream is utilizing the Blitzwing/Double Dealer mold. Quite different for him.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552521)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on February 20th, 2014 @ 11:20pm CST
LOST Cybertronian wrote:Sure as hell didn't see Starscream outta that Doubledealer figure.
Yeah, it's like, "Anyone but Flywheels". (Fingers crossed for Airwave next)

It also leaves you wondering just how superior Double Dealer's firepower can be to warrant both sides wanting to pay for his services if two other guys have the same body template now. Yes, I know it's about staying true to his character, but his cannon projectile ain't no ICBM.

Though GDO Brawn just looks so funny that I'm glad he's getting made. Fills me with hope that other cancelled toys of recent years might be saved from oblivion.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552522)
Posted by Seibertron on February 20th, 2014 @ 11:22pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:I feel like Takara and Hasbro must have some really awesome versions of these characters coming out later down the road so they're knocking out a few quickies along the lines of Arms Micron Smokescreen. Create the illusion that they're doing us a favor, then later this year it'll be revealed that "ultimate" or better versions of these same characters/toys will be made available. A repaint line for the 30th anniversary just doesn't seem right. What are they up to?
I'd imagine that this Cloud line is merely something small done on the side of the bigger lines like AOE and Generations.

Not to mention that this year technically isn't the 30th anniversary for Transformers in Japan, since they didn't get the G1 toys until 1985, so 2015 would make more sense to be Japan's big celebratory year. :D


Except for they've been slapping their 30th anniversary logo on products for a while so it seems like they're adopting 1984 as their year.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552523)
Posted by T-Macksimus on February 20th, 2014 @ 11:24pm CST
Why not just come right out and insult us openly or slap us in the face?
Redecos/repaints of newer designs for classic characters especially ones like Brawn and Starscream is just a cheap cop out and one that is being so overdone this year it's pathetic. Of all years, the 30th anniversary year, I would have expected better than this. I mean, I would expect this of Hasbro but for Takara/Tomy to do this... wow! What a kick to the groin. :-x
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552524)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 20th, 2014 @ 11:24pm CST
Seibertron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:I feel like Takara and Hasbro must have some really awesome versions of these characters coming out later down the road so they're knocking out a few quickies along the lines of Arms Micron Smokescreen. Create the illusion that they're doing us a favor, then later this year it'll be revealed that "ultimate" or better versions of these same characters/toys will be made available. A repaint line for the 30th anniversary just doesn't seem right. What are they up to?
I'd imagine that this Cloud line is merely something small done on the side of the bigger lines like AOE and Generations.

Not to mention that this year technically isn't the 30th anniversary for Transformers in Japan, since they didn't get the G1 toys until 1985, so 2015 would make more sense to be Japan's big celebratory year. :D


Except for they've been slapping their 30th anniversary logo on products for a while so it seems like they're adopting 1984 as their year.
Ah, true, forgot about that. :oops:

Still, with how limited and exclusive this line is, it seems like a side project rather than anything major, at least compared to the more mainsteam flagship lines like Generations and AOE.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552525)
Posted by Seibertron on February 20th, 2014 @ 11:26pm CST
Bumblevivisector wrote:Yeah, it's like, "Anyone but Flywheels". (Fingers crossed for Airwave next)


Flywheels seems like such an obvious homage. Someone please take our money!!!!!!!!!!! Give us Flywheels please!

Bumblevivisector wrote:Though GDO Brawn just looks so funny that I'm glad he's getting made. Fills me with hope that other cancelled toys of recent years might be saved from oblivion.


Seems like there are enough figures from the past 6 to 8 years that have been canceled that they could make a whole line out of just those figures alone!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552526)
Posted by megatronus on February 20th, 2014 @ 11:27pm CST
I sure wish Brawn was released under GDO instead of Cloud... would have saved me $60.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552529)
Posted by Primeultimus on February 20th, 2014 @ 11:39pm CST
megatronus wrote:I sure wish Brawn was released under GDO instead of Cloud... would have saved me $60.


I had a $200 bounty out on Brawn GDO. Glad I can kill that one. With that and what I believe to be Movie Trilogy Ratchet on the way things are looking good for my wallet! Thanks Takara!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552531)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on February 20th, 2014 @ 11:48pm CST
Now if they make that Hot Rod out of Springer, this will be one crazy line.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552532)
Posted by Flashwave on February 20th, 2014 @ 11:54pm CST
T-Macksimus wrote:Why not just come right out and insult us openly or slap us in the face?
Redecos/repaints of newer designs for classic characters especially ones like Brawn and Starscream is just a cheap cop out and one that is being so overdone this year it's pathetic. Of all years, the 30th anniversary year, I would have expected better than this. I mean, I would expect this of Hasbro but for Takara/Tomy to do this... wow! What a kick to the groin. :-x


Dude, you don't just milk the cow once and throw it out... you use the investment in the cow. TakTom has only been repainting/molding figures since... 1984 Red Alert?

Now, this is a Starscream I will be avoiding. And Brawn had no real magic for me either, although the art looks good. Glad to see that anyone who wanted a crack at him has a chance though. I'd be VERY happy though if someone would re-run Hot Spot though, I never once saw ANY of the three main release molds that have been out in Indiana. No Grappel, no Inferno, and no Hot SPot, my preferred of the 3.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552533)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 20th, 2014 @ 11:57pm CST
Primeultimus wrote:
megatronus wrote:I sure wish Brawn was released under GDO instead of Cloud... would have saved me $60.


I had a $200 bounty out on Brawn GDO. Glad I can kill that one. With that and what I believe to be Movie Trilogy Ratchet on the way things are looking good for my wallet! Thanks Takara!
What if Cloud Brawn turns out to be deco'd differently from GDO Brawn? ;)
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552535)
Posted by Primeultimus on February 21st, 2014 @ 12:03am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Primeultimus wrote:
megatronus wrote:I sure wish Brawn was released under GDO instead of Cloud... would have saved me $60.


I had a $200 bounty out on Brawn GDO. Glad I can kill that one. With that and what I believe to be Movie Trilogy Ratchet on the way things are looking good for my wallet! Thanks Takara!
What if Cloud Brawn turns out to be deco'd differently from GDO Brawn? ;)




I still have a $200 bounty out on a MISB GDO Brawn if someone can produce me one. But as long as the Mold with the Head they showed us make it out and perhaps a simliar deco I will be satisfied.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552538)
Posted by Counterpunch on February 21st, 2014 @ 12:16am CST
Wow! I am super excited that...I have no reason at all to buy these.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552546)
Posted by Manterax Prime on February 21st, 2014 @ 1:08am CST
T-Macksimus wrote:Why not just come right out and insult us openly or slap us in the face?
Redecos/repaints of newer designs for classic characters especially ones like Brawn and Starscream is just a cheap cop out and one that is being so overdone this year it's pathetic. Of all years, the 30th anniversary year, I would have expected better than this. I mean, I would expect this of Hasbro but for Takara/Tomy to do this... wow! What a kick to the groin. :-x


I hate to be the bearer of bad news but Takara is NOT perfection incarnate.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552553)
Posted by Shadowstream on February 21st, 2014 @ 3:14am CST
I laughed for nearly 3 minutes strait when I saw this :lol:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552566)
Posted by Rated X on February 21st, 2014 @ 5:25am CST
What a joke. Especially the starscream.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552581)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 21st, 2014 @ 7:26am CST
Wow, so much unnecessary hate... And why the conspiracy theories? :???: And just for the record, these figures, in-fiction, do not represent G1 characters at all, despite looking like them.

I suppose this is Japan's way of releasing the Generations figures they skipped or had been canceled, while offering something different for the completists to consider. I'm interested to see how it will pan out, especially we're now halfway into the line (they said only 8 figures will be released for Cloud).

One thing's for sure, I'm pleasantly surprised with Doubledealer turned into Starscream and GDO Brawn getting a release.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552582)
Posted by Powered Convoy on February 21st, 2014 @ 7:28am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Primeultimus wrote:
megatronus wrote:I sure wish Brawn was released under GDO instead of Cloud... would have saved me $60.


I had a $200 bounty out on Brawn GDO. Glad I can kill that one. With that and what I believe to be Movie Trilogy Ratchet on the way things are looking good for my wallet! Thanks Takara!
What if Cloud Brawn turns out to be deco'd differently from GDO Brawn? ;)


The colors are different. The green is darker, he's orange instead of brown, and he has more silver (like on the forearms).

Should look nicer than the colors on GDO Brawn.

Randy
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552592)
Posted by RiddlerJ on February 21st, 2014 @ 8:14am CST
With all these repaints, I really would like to see a set based on more E-hobby repaints.

Where's Overcharge, or Hauler, or Detritus, Shot Hole?

C'mon, hop to it.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552593)
Posted by GuyIncognito on February 21st, 2014 @ 8:23am CST
I think Starscream as a triple-changer/tank is a pretty cool idea.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552600)
Posted by IronhidesGhost on February 21st, 2014 @ 8:48am CST
The first edition Bulkhead is such a great figure and I think Brawn is the perfect repaint for him… said it back with GDO and I'll say it again. However, Bulkhead himself has started to show up inserted into the G1 fiction (Transformers Retribution for example) as though he had been there the entire time… so it's getting to the point where that FE Bulkhead could stand next to my Masterpiece and iGear figures no problem. So do I need a big ass Brawn? Probably not… but I might get one anyway.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552604)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 21st, 2014 @ 8:56am CST
IronhidesGhost wrote:However, Bulkhead himself has started to show up inserted into the G1 fiction (Transformers Retribution for example)
What? No. Transformers: Retribution is not G1 fiction. It's even got Transformers: Prime character faces on its cover.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552605)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 21st, 2014 @ 8:58am CST
IronhidesGhost wrote:The first edition Bulkhead is such a great figure and I think Brawn is the perfect repaint for him… said it back with GDO and I'll say it again. However, Bulkhead himself has started to show up inserted into the G1 fiction (Transformers Retribution for example) as though he had been there the entire time… so it's getting to the point where that FE Bulkhead could stand next to my Masterpiece and iGear figures no problem. So do I need a big ass Brawn? Probably not… but I might get one anyway.


Get a RiD Bulkhead and repurpose it as G1 Bulkhead. Plain and simple, I would. :)

He appeared in Monstrosity btw.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552609)
Posted by Primeultimus on February 21st, 2014 @ 9:16am CST
First look at Transformers Cloud Starscream

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552610)
Posted by Primeultimus on February 21st, 2014 @ 9:17am CST
First look at Starscream

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552611)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 21st, 2014 @ 9:20am CST
That looks kinda cool, actually.

:shock: He's got new null rays!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552614)
Posted by El Duque on February 21st, 2014 @ 9:23am CST
Mere hours after announcing the next wave of figures in the Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud line we have our first toy image! Below we have TFC-002 Starscream, which is a redeco of the Transformers Generations Voyager Doubledealer mold plus what appear to be the Null Ray weapons from Masterpiece Starscream. This figure will be available exclusively from e-Hobby, while his wave mate Brawn will be available through The TakaraTomy Mall. Check out the image below courtesy of the Autobase Aichi Facebook page.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552616)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 21st, 2014 @ 9:26am CST
Sabrblade wrote:That looks kinda coo, actually.

:shock: He's got new null rays!


And they're shown on the art, see ;)

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And I must say, the mold works well on so many levels.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552621)
Posted by jaws on February 21st, 2014 @ 9:33am CST
Another recolor of Blitzwing, whatever!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552623)
Posted by GuyIncognito on February 21st, 2014 @ 9:36am CST
If this were a standard release, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552625)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 21st, 2014 @ 9:44am CST
It looks like the new null rays are those that came with the Masterpiece MP-3 Starscream mold.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552627)
Posted by gothsaurus on February 21st, 2014 @ 9:48am CST
Odd choice, but actually comes across okay. Also, you can pop and flip the wings for a slightly more G1 look. I do that with my Blitzwing.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552628)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 21st, 2014 @ 9:50am CST
Sabrblade wrote:It looks like the new null rays are those that came with the Masterpiece MP-3 Starscream mold.


Good eye, I looked up the part and the design is a match. Could anybody who has both Blitzwing and Masterpiece Starscream see if they fit?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552634)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on February 21st, 2014 @ 10:16am CST
It's uncanny how cool Screamer looks in that body.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552636)
Posted by necr0blivion on February 21st, 2014 @ 10:35am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:It looks like the new null rays are those that came with the Masterpiece MP-3 Starscream mold.


Good eye, I looked up the part and the design is a match. Could anybody who has both Blitzwing and Masterpiece Starscream see if they fit?


Using the null rays from the US version of MP SS - yes, they fit.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552637)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 21st, 2014 @ 10:40am CST
necr0blivion wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:It looks like the new null rays are those that came with the Masterpiece MP-3 Starscream mold.


Good eye, I looked up the part and the design is a match. Could anybody who has both Blitzwing and Masterpiece Starscream see if they fit?


Using the null rays from the US version of MP SS - yes, they fit.


Ok, to that I'll say...

Well played TakaraTomy, well played. :APPLAUSE:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552638)
Posted by kirbenvost on February 21st, 2014 @ 10:41am CST
Anybody notice Brawn's headshot in the corner. ;)

Anyway, I know a lot of people aren't liking these because they're repaints, but I think Starscream looks really cool. However, due to the exclusive (and expensive) nature of the line, I won't be getting them. Still, pretty badass.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552639)
Posted by robotmel on February 21st, 2014 @ 10:44am CST
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Is this the first time a G1 deco has been used on a Voyager sized figure to represent Starscream?
I couldnt see them doing all the seekers as that would be crazy, but a set of G1 coloured Voyagers is long over due! ;)
Make all the Cloud figures Toys R Us releases please!! :grin:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552640)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 21st, 2014 @ 10:48am CST
robotmel wrote:Is this the first time a G1 deco has been used on a Voyager sized figure to represent Starscream?
There was that G1-colored 2007 Movie Voyager Starscream:

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552643)
Posted by Rated X on February 21st, 2014 @ 11:15am CST
Horrible. They might as well repaint rhinox into ramhorn. What cloud are they on anyways ? Cloud 9 ?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552648)
Posted by Ravage XK on February 21st, 2014 @ 11:24am CST
Blimey, shoehorning Starscream into that body works pretty well!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552652)
Posted by cruizerdave on February 21st, 2014 @ 11:30am CST
Gotta be honest, I don't hate it!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552664)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on February 21st, 2014 @ 12:14pm CST
looks pretty cool, disappointing that its another blitzwing repaint but surprised this hasnt been done before.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552667)
Posted by Moonshot on February 21st, 2014 @ 12:29pm CST
That Starscream actually looks pretty sweet. :CON:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552668)
Posted by frogbat on February 21st, 2014 @ 12:36pm CST
better looking that i'd have thought. however i still think it would make a better megatron since he's had both tank and plane modes. would have needed a detachable arm canon and a bucket head...
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Starscream and Brawn Announced (1552669)
Posted by leokearon on February 21st, 2014 @ 12:37pm CST
Nice repaint but will they fix the shoulders?

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