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



: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.

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.

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