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Takara Tomy Transformers EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy"

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy"

Sunday, May 4th, 2014 4:21PM CDT

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Takara Tomy have announceda new 30th anniversary exclusive, EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy". The figure is a translucent redeco of the Reveal the Shield/EZ Collection Optimus Prime with a mysterious metal pin in his right foot. The figure will be available on May 16th at the Sunshine City Toys"R"Us at midnight for the Transformers: Lost Age launch party. The purpose of the metal pin is unknown, but will obviously come into play in the future, likely another exclusive. Stay tuned for further details, for check out the images mirrored below:

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy"

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy"
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy" (1571276)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 4th, 2014 @ 4:42pm CDT
I find it odd that they named him "Convoy" and not "Optimus Prime" like in recent years. We really need a Japanese speaker here...
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy" (1571289)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 4th, 2014 @ 5:18pm CDT
Looks like the toy's name is "Convoy (Anniversary Clear Ver.)", with the "Mystery" part being the name of the campaign event.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy" (1571294)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on May 4th, 2014 @ 5:57pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Looks like the toy's name is "Convoy (Anniversary Clear Ver.)", with the "Mystery" part being the name of the campaign event.


It's "the mystery of convoy", if you will.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy" (1571295)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 4th, 2014 @ 6:03pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Looks like the toy's name is "Convoy (Anniversary Clear Ver.)", with the "Mystery" part being the name of the campaign event.


It's "the mystery of convoy", if you will.
Yeah, "Convoy (Anniversary Clear Ver.) no Nazo!"

I wonder if it has anything to do with the similarly-titled video game. :-?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy" (1571296)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on May 4th, 2014 @ 6:05pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Looks like the toy's name is "Convoy (Anniversary Clear Ver.)", with the "Mystery" part being the name of the campaign event.


It's "the mystery of convoy", if you will.
Yeah, "Convoy (Anniversary Clear Ver.) no Nazo!"

I wonder if it has anything to do with the similarly-titled video game. :-?


Well Convoy was presented as disembodied floating grey head that flashed seizure inducing colors.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy" (1571304)
Posted by Rated X on May 4th, 2014 @ 6:38pm CDT
Looks like he stepped on a nail or something. :lol:

I always hated the name Convoy. It's bad enough for a truck, but even worse for a lion.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy" (1571306)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 4th, 2014 @ 6:58pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Looks like he stepped on a nail or something. :lol:
Trying to figure out what deal with that metal pin in his foot is, but based on the very loose translation made by Google Translate, that thing on his foot seems to be part of this campaign event.

Like, I think it's a way to tell if a person who got this toy is some kind of winner or something. Like, the person who gets the figure with the pin in its foot is the big winner of something or whatnot.

Kinda like those soda bottle contest with the inside of the bottle caps saying if one's a winner or not.

That's my guess, at least. For all we know, it could be something else entirely. Like, "remove the pin to blow up the world!" or something. :P
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy" (1571307)
Posted by fenrir72 on May 4th, 2014 @ 7:00pm CDT
Magnet lock? For the pin I mean.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy" (1571309)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 4th, 2014 @ 7:06pm CDT
fenrir72 wrote:Magnet lock? For the pin I mean.
Maybe.

But a magnet for what, we wonder? :-?

Could this figure be for standing on something much larger, and which requires it to be magnetized to it?

So many questions.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy" (1571334)
Posted by Alpha Weltall on May 4th, 2014 @ 10:25pm CDT
Doesn't the giant stomp and chomp Grimlock have a feature that requires magnets to activate it's different sounds? Maybe this will activate new sounds that normal Autobots and Decepticons don't, kinda like Gabutrya and the zyudenchi perhaps.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy" (1571343)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on May 4th, 2014 @ 11:55pm CDT
A lot of clues, besides it says:

Let's go convoy, it has been produced to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Transformers [Anniversary Clear Ver.]!
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Get fast to the ground of "team Mach" It's a Super GT venue familiar planned!
May 3, at the kids walk event for the Super GT, which will be held at Fuji Speedway on the 4th
At the top of team Mach.
Let's go to see the "Mach vehicle inspection with Transformers 30th" Golden Week!

In addition, the forthcoming next month, finally "Transformers Celebration 2014"
Additional plans on being able to watch the "Movie advanced series", such as up-to-date information and more will be also revealed!
Also Convoy [Anniversary Clear Ver.], you will have a chance to get him if you assist the event at...
Midnight on Friday, May 16, at Toys 'R' Us, Babies R Us Ikebukuro Sunshine City store!

And this convoy is not only a generic EZ Collection [Anniversary Clear Ver.] Hatada.
Generic-looking at first sight, but there is a secret in this convoy . . .
guessing the answer on his foot's pin ! ?
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"The Mystery of Convoy's modern rise" indeed. Perhaps, will this mystery be revealed at Tokiakasa?
Stay tunned!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy" (1571351)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 5th, 2014 @ 1:27am CDT
Stupid question but do the smokestacks looks bigger to anyone else?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy" (1571371)
Posted by shockblast2 on May 5th, 2014 @ 7:44am CDT
Wow.

I am so excited to find out what the magic pin in his foot is!

Meh.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy" (1571376)
Posted by T-Macksimus on May 5th, 2014 @ 7:55am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Stupid question but do the smokestacks looks bigger to anyone else?


Not a stupid question at all. I thought some of his proportions were slightly different but I realized it was a trick of the eye. The translucent plastic and change of color in general creates a bit of an optical illusion. Kind of makes my brain go "WTF?" after having been used to seeing him in only one other basic color scheme.

Now as for this whole "gimmick" thing... y'all have fun figuring that out or making whatever goofy guesses about it. I think everyone should start thinking along the lines of Bakugan for an answer though. That's where I'd place my bets. Obviously it's not spring loaded and wont transform by itself when placed on some metal card or plate but maybe whatever he has to come into contact with does have that gimmick.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy" (1571562)
Posted by Vile MK III on May 5th, 2014 @ 7:50pm CDT
So, which one of you wonderful overseas fans gonna hook me up with this Convoy? :saint: I gotta thing for red and black Convoys, especially if they're translucent
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy" (1571588)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 5th, 2014 @ 11:08pm CDT
Now that I look at it again, he looks like a clear version of the deco of Cybertron Leader class Galaxy Force Optimus Prime.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy" (1571618)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 6th, 2014 @ 7:40am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Now that I look at it again, he looks like a clear version of the deco of Cybertron Leader class Galaxy Force Optimus Prime.


Along with the Bendy Prime repaint:

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How odd. :-?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy" (1571677)
Posted by ScottyP on May 6th, 2014 @ 12:46pm CDT
I'll pick one up if they're cheap, but if this ends up being another Safety Prime availability wise, then no thanks.

Also, the pin is not the question, but the answer. The pin is the key. All hail pin.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy" (1571883)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on May 7th, 2014 @ 1:21am CDT
ScottyP wrote:
Also, the pin is not the question, but the answer. The pin is the key. All hail pin.


just when you think you have all the answers prime changes the questions
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy" (1580473)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on June 9th, 2014 @ 3:48am CDT
so what is that pin for, I already ordered mine...

I had to cancel my order on kapowtoys, shipping was too abusive, and got a nice deal on bigbadtoystore... $22.38 total

I wonder if is magnetic or just metallic pin :-?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy" (1580497)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 9th, 2014 @ 7:54am CDT
BERSEKAEL wrote:so what is that pin for, I already ordered mine...

I had to cancel my order on kapowtoys, shipping was too abusive, and got a nice deal on bigbadtoystore... $22.38 total

I wonder if is magnetic or just metallic pin :-?


The AoE Power Attackers and One-Steps seem to have them as well.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy" (1580565)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 9th, 2014 @ 12:46pm CDT
Apparently the pin is for an as of yet not released feature for the AOE mobile app.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy" (1580614)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on June 9th, 2014 @ 6:15pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Apparently the pin is for an as of yet not released feature for the AOE mobile app.


Really? I thought the pins were used to activate features on the giant "Stomp and Chomp" Grimlock that's coming out later this summer.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy" (1580624)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 9th, 2014 @ 6:44pm CDT
Nemesis Primal wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Apparently the pin is for an as of yet not released feature for the AOE mobile app.


Really? I thought the pins were used to activate features on the giant "Stomp and Chomp" Grimlock that's coming out later this summer.


Maybe that too?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy" (1580637)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 9th, 2014 @ 7:37pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Nemesis Primal wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Apparently the pin is for an as of yet not released feature for the AOE mobile app.


Really? I thought the pins were used to activate features on the giant "Stomp and Chomp" Grimlock that's coming out later this summer.


Maybe that too?
Takara's Battle Command Optimus Prime also seems to have the sensor feature that Chomp & Stomp Grimlock has, so it could be for that as well.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy" (1580705)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on June 10th, 2014 @ 12:33am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Nemesis Primal wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Apparently the pin is for an as of yet not released feature for the AOE mobile app.


Really? I thought the pins were used to activate features on the giant "Stomp and Chomp" Grimlock that's coming out later this summer.


Maybe that too?
Takara's Battle Command Optimus Prime also seems to have the sensor feature that Chomp & Stomp Grimlock has, so it could be for that as well.


Intriguing... Such a wealth of possibilities the toe tags present...
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy" (1580717)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 10th, 2014 @ 1:30am CDT
Nemesis Primal wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Nemesis Primal wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Apparently the pin is for an as of yet not released feature for the AOE mobile app.


Really? I thought the pins were used to activate features on the giant "Stomp and Chomp" Grimlock that's coming out later this summer.


Maybe that too?
Takara's Battle Command Optimus Prime also seems to have the sensor feature that Chomp & Stomp Grimlock has, so it could be for that as well.


Intriguing... Such a wealth of possibilities the toe tags present...


Or that's where everything is connected together 8)
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers EZ Collection Clear "Mystery of Convoy" (1581994)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on June 13th, 2014 @ 11:50pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Nemesis Primal wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Nemesis Primal wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Apparently the pin is for an as of yet not released feature for the AOE mobile app.


Really? I thought the pins were used to activate features on the giant "Stomp and Chomp" Grimlock that's coming out later this summer.


Maybe that too?
Takara's Battle Command Optimus Prime also seems to have the sensor feature that Chomp & Stomp Grimlock has, so it could be for that as well.


Intriguing... Such a wealth of possibilities the toe tags present...


Or that's where everything is connected together 8)


Well I already got mine, and I did test it, is a metallic pin, nothing magnetic there, nothing inside to be activated in this toy, might be part of a set or what all of you think already about AoE grimlock. Besides, is a must have figure, astonished looking.

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