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Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed

Saturday, October 19th, 2013 6:14PM CDT

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Well that didn't take long! Just this morning we got our first glimpse of Takara Tomy's upcoming Transformers Go! G26 Opimus EX Prime from a promotional store display, but it was only a peek at his animation model. Now thanks to a user on TinyPic we have our first look at the actual figure! The version of Optimus Prime sports three modes: robot, bullet train, and dragon - plus he has the ability to combine with G01 Kenzan and G05 Gekisomaru. Check him out below!

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed

Here's another shot courtesy of Twitter user trafes20120505:

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524794)
Posted by Seibertron on October 19th, 2013 @ 6:35pm CDT
Robot mode Optimus looks pretty cool. Can't tell with the dragon mode at the moment from that pic. The gestalt forms look bad unfortunately.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524796)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 19th, 2013 @ 6:52pm CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:Alright. First pic of the plastic. Found on TFW, original is from here: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2qlfklh&s=5#.UmMHH_mkrcA

Image


:BOWDOWN:
Credit where credit is due.

Is that the dragon mode bellow the train?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524797)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on October 19th, 2013 @ 6:53pm CDT
Huh, it doesn't look that bad actually.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524798)
Posted by Mkall on October 19th, 2013 @ 7:04pm CDT
Looks rather kibbly. I'm not that interested at this time.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524799)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 19th, 2013 @ 7:05pm CDT
Inevitable Sentinel Prime redeco is inevitable.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524800)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 19th, 2013 @ 7:08pm CDT
Of course it won't be perfect but if we compare it to Beasthunter Optimus.........
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524801)
Posted by Manterax Prime on October 19th, 2013 @ 7:11pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Inevitable Sentinel Prime redeco is inevitable.


Oh? Why do you say that? This looks nothing like a Sentinel Prime.

@fenrir72, yes, that's apparently his dragon mode below the train mode.

I'll be honest, not what I expected, but not terrible either. Definitely WANT.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524802)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 19th, 2013 @ 7:14pm CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Inevitable Sentinel Prime redeco is inevitable.


Oh? Why do you say that? This looks nothing like a Sentinel Prime.


Eh, just sorta looks like him to me. The way the swords are held is especially evocative of him.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524803)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 19th, 2013 @ 7:15pm CDT
Now the wait begins. when it will be solicited online :DANCE:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524804)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 19th, 2013 @ 7:23pm CDT
So all three combine? that must mean Prime suffers from high hips syndrome.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524805)
Posted by Manterax Prime on October 19th, 2013 @ 7:25pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:So all three combine? that must mean Prime suffers from high hips syndrome.


Not quite. Judging by what I can see, Prime has normal hips, as he only forms the middle and therefore has no need for the high hips.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524806)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 19th, 2013 @ 7:25pm CDT
He sort of reminds me of G1 Starsaber. The red upper torso and the white and blue "pants"

And they are getting less "alien insect like" with every release. Keep it going Tomy!

Animation wise, I wonder how they're going to shoehorn him back to the story. From truck to train?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524810)
Posted by Rijie on October 19th, 2013 @ 8:10pm CDT
Dragon train? Or train dragon? :???:

Compelling, need more pics.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524811)
Posted by Manterax Prime on October 19th, 2013 @ 8:17pm CDT
I say Dragon Train, if you're talking about his dragon mode. Wouldn't be the first time a Japanese toy company has done it

Kamen Rider Den-O KingLiner: http://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/den-o/denliner/img/kingliner.png

Gransazer Cloud Dragon: http://cdn2.sulitstatic.com/images/2010/0830/091558107_25gransazer.jpg
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524812)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 19th, 2013 @ 8:29pm CDT
Dragon Mode looks less like a dragon and more like a DRAGON-THEMED BATTLESHIP!!! :KREMZEEK: :michaelbay: :KREMZEEK: :michaelbay: :KREMZEEK:

THIS TOY OOZES WITH MANLY AWESOMENESS!!! :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524815)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on October 19th, 2013 @ 8:41pm CDT
I think this OP has some potential especially since his alt-mode is not a truck of some kind.

So I'm thinking to call this Drago-convoy. :P :VEHI:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524816)
Posted by rpetras on October 19th, 2013 @ 9:12pm CDT
From kibble-laden Prime to bullet train to a mess!


#-o
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524818)
Posted by T-Macksimus on October 19th, 2013 @ 9:22pm CDT
Normally I would be mildly drooling over a Takara/Tomy release since we don't usually have anything quite so cool here in the States but in this instance I will say that I'm impressed with the train and bot modes (although the inevitable re-deco would need to be done to make him a bit more "Prime"ish color wise, not just the small red patch in front) but I could honestly care less about the dragon mode and his combined form... I find it lacking and not even worthy of Energon/Powerlinx proportions.

It's a good figure, don't get me wrong. I would not for one second pass up adding it to my Prime collection and I'll take it over any U.S. release BH Prime. I'm just not thrilled with it and think they could have stopped with just two modes for him and still had a very decent figure. The dragon mode is just too much and the combiner mode... ugh. Just my own opinion, I know many of you will love it and you are well entitled to.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524819)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 19th, 2013 @ 9:31pm CDT
The combined form names are as follows:

Kenzan on top, Prime in the middle, Gekisoumaru as the legs = "DaiKenzen".

Gekisoumaru on top, Prime in the middle, Kenzan as the legs = "DaiGekisou".
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524821)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 19th, 2013 @ 9:47pm CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:So all three combine? that must mean Prime suffers from high hips syndrome.


Not quite. Judging by what I can see, Prime has normal hips, as he only forms the middle and therefore has no need for the high hips.


I have concern because there's a big text box over his middle much like the early shots of the three figure teams. They might be covering.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524822)
Posted by UltraPrimal on October 19th, 2013 @ 9:49pm CDT
Well, that's disappointing. Robot mode looks like a mix between Galaxy Force Convoy and DOTM Sentinel Prime. Bullet train is of course bullet train. And the "dragon" mode looks reminiscent of Drago's cannon mode from Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad. I'm sure if this thing didn't have to combine with anything else, it might have actually looked half decent.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524823)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 19th, 2013 @ 9:56pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:The combined form names are as follows:

Kenzan on top, Prime in the middle, Gekisoumaru as the legs = "DaiKenzen".

Gekisoumaru on top, Prime in the middle, Kenzan as the legs = "DaiGekisou".


so prime only forms the middle?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524824)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 19th, 2013 @ 10:01pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:The combined form names are as follows:

Kenzan on top, Prime in the middle, Gekisoumaru as the legs = "DaiKenzen".

Gekisoumaru on top, Prime in the middle, Kenzan as the legs = "DaiGekisou".


so prime only forms the middle?
Yep. No top or leg modes for him.

Though, it looks like some of Prime's parts can be added as armor to the top guys to make a new look for them in these combinations.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524825)
Posted by Manterax Prime on October 19th, 2013 @ 10:03pm CDT
chuckdawg, as others have already said, Kenzam and Gekisoumaru cannot connect to each other, so Prime NEEDS to always be the middle.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524827)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 19th, 2013 @ 10:11pm CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:chuckdawg, as others have already said, Kenzam and Gekisoumaru cannot connect to each other, so Prime NEEDS to always be the middle.
I think he was asking if Prime can or can't also form a top or pants mode.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524828)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 19th, 2013 @ 10:13pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:chuckdawg, as others have already said, Kenzam and Gekisoumaru cannot connect to each other, so Prime NEEDS to always be the middle.
I think he was asking if Prime can or can't also form a top or pants mode.


Yeah I was but he had a good point. The two other figures could never connect to each other directly because the ports are different.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524829)
Posted by Noideaforaname on October 19th, 2013 @ 10:18pm CDT
Train looks decent, robot looks like it's in denial about not turning into a truck, and I'm not sure what's going on with the dragon mode. I see a dragon head, but it otherwise looks like, well, nothing.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524831)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on October 19th, 2013 @ 10:25pm CDT
Very intrigued about this.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524834)
Posted by njb902 on October 19th, 2013 @ 10:37pm CDT
So Optimus Prime in drag....................on
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524836)
Posted by ausbot on October 19th, 2013 @ 11:23pm CDT
If they do a Nemesis version or a character that is not optimus I'll get it. (Not that I don't like Optimus it just I have enough of him)
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524837)
Posted by ausbot on October 19th, 2013 @ 11:23pm CDT
Oops double post.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524838)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 19th, 2013 @ 11:32pm CDT
ausbot wrote:If they do a Nemesis version or a character that is not optimus I'll get it. (Not that I don't like Optimus it just I have enough of him)
What if they make a black version of Optimus to go with the black versions of Kenzan and Gekisoumaru, but make it be just the real Optimus in a color-changed upgrade (like how the black redecos of Kenzan and Gekisoumaru are) instead of a Nemesis? ;)
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524841)
Posted by ausbot on October 20th, 2013 @ 1:25am CDT
Shhh don't tell them that!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524843)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 20th, 2013 @ 1:50am CDT
For such a "butt" ugly 'bot, he sure has stirred such interest.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524844)
Posted by Manterax Prime on October 20th, 2013 @ 2:13am CDT
fenrir72 wrote:For such a "butt" ugly 'bot, he sure has stirred such interest.


I fail to see what's ugly about him?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524848)
Posted by Manterax Prime on October 20th, 2013 @ 2:32am CDT
New pic, once again found on TFW. This time it's from twitter. https://twitter.com/trafes20120505/status/391781020237692928/photo/1
Image

Here, you can clearly see Prime has normal hips. No need to worry chuckdawg.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524857)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 20th, 2013 @ 3:35am CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:For such a "butt" ugly 'bot, he sure has stirred such interest.


I fail to see what's ugly about him?


I meant it as an ironic opinion Manterax. As noted in the thread, let the criticism start. From kibble, spindly feet etc.

In my case, this is already a sure buy for me.

That new pic ever reinforces my want for the figure. That serrated double blade weapon of his.........send shivers to my legs. :grin:

From the looks of it, the prime part is going to provide the 2 head parts for the 2 super mode.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524863)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 20th, 2013 @ 4:58am CDT
fenrir72 wrote:From the looks of it, the prime part is going to provide the 2 head parts for the 2 super mode.


And we have names to boot: Dai-Kenzan and Dai-Gekisou. More importantly, Prime plays second fiddle for once in both combinations! ;)

I must say he looks interesting. Then again, I'm biased towards trains and dragon, and he has both. :grin:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524865)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 20th, 2013 @ 5:31am CDT
"Dai" meaning something big or great so it's kind of like great Kenzan or great Gekisuomaru. Gives me goose pimples just waiting for the release.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524867)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 20th, 2013 @ 6:07am CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:New pic, once again found on TFW. This time it's from twitter. https://twitter.com/trafes20120505/status/391781020237692928/photo/1
Hmm, his Tweet refers to the toy as "Optimus Express" instead of "Optimus EX Prime". :-?

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:And we have names to boot: Dai-Kenzan and Dai-Gekisou. More importantly, Prime plays second fiddle for once in both combinations! ;)
Already said that. ;)
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524868)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 20th, 2013 @ 6:10am CDT
fenrir72 wrote:"Dai" meaning something big or great so it's kind of like great Kenzan or great Gekisuomaru. Gives me goose pimples just waiting for the release.


And the titles are "Samurai/Shinobi Renketsu Sanjou Gattai", or "Samurai/Shinobi Connecting Triple Combination"... Ugh, the more kanji a title has the more convoluted the meaning becomes. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524869)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on October 20th, 2013 @ 6:13am CDT
I can imagine a repaint for this toy into Nemesis Prime. :twisted: Though his name might Dark Convoy. It's just like the Japanese Beast Wars has came back! :PREDACON:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524875)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 20th, 2013 @ 6:52am CDT
Hey lets not get too ahead yet into Nemesis territory. Call him Solar armor Optimus like THS-02B then he'll sell even more to the hardcore.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524885)
Posted by bluecatcinema on October 20th, 2013 @ 8:35am CDT
The robot and train modes look okay. Dragon mode looks like a mess, though.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524922)
Posted by EagleTron on October 20th, 2013 @ 1:33pm CDT
That Optimus is all over the place, it makes me dizzy, lol, but I do give the designer some credit for the creativeness to make Optimus into what looks like some sort of spiked melee weapon :lol:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524923)
Posted by Sodan-1 on October 20th, 2013 @ 1:58pm CDT
Urgh. :SICK:

I actually think these things are getting worse. Train mode is just a shell. Robot mode has an awning on his chest, but reminds me a little of Big Convoy. As for the 'dragon' mode, did anyone tell Takara it was meant to be a dragon?

Not looking great so far.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524937)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 20th, 2013 @ 3:03pm CDT
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:I can imagine a repaint for this toy into Nemesis Prime. :twisted: Though his name might Dark Convoy. It's just like the Japanese Beast Wars has came back! :PREDACON:
The "Convoy" name is obsolete. He's "Optimus Prime" (Oputimasu Puraimu) as of 2007.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524942)
Posted by Dead Metal on October 20th, 2013 @ 3:28pm CDT
So WTF kind of dragon is that supposed to be? That looks so totally forced.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524955)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 20th, 2013 @ 4:27pm CDT
Photoshop edit of the two images to give us a full body shot of the figure in robot mode, courtesy fellow Transformers fan NightViper (A.K.A. Jesse Wittenrich of the TCC):

Image

Also, the Katakana for this toy's name suggested that it should be spelled as "Optimus X Prime" since エクス ("Ekusu") can be used for the American pronunciation of the English letter X ("eks"), whereas "EX" might confuse one into thinking it reads as "ee eks" instead.

Or maybe as "Optimus Exprime" as a portmanteau pun on "Express" and "Prime".
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer Revealed (1524959)
Posted by Emerje on October 20th, 2013 @ 4:57pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:I can imagine a repaint for this toy into Nemesis Prime. :twisted: Though his name might Dark Convoy. It's just like the Japanese Beast Wars has came back! :PREDACON:
The "Convoy" name is obsolete. He's "Optimus Prime" (Oputimasu Puraimu) as of 2007.


With the exception of G1 and Masterpiece and other pre-live action movie versions, those are still Convoy.

Really like this and I think people will like it more when we see better pictures. The trainmode looks flawless, this was obviously their starting point. Bot mode looks great as well. The kibble isn't all that bad, he has the DaiGekisou head/chest on his back so that's removable and can probably be used as a weapon or sheild like all the others.

I don't think the dragon mode will look bad when properly posed. It looks like they're trying put him in a flying pose with the front and rear legs stretched out. The front legs should be able to drop down to be stood on and he seems to share his rear legs with the bot mode so they should be able to move into place as well. He also has both of the head/chest parts on his back which may not be necessary, I can only imagine what the train will look like with all those parts slapped on.

Combined modes look on par with any of the others.

Emerje

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