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Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer

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

Monday, October 7th, 2013 8:57AM CDT

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eToysJapan has opened pre-orders for G26 in Takara Tomy's Transformers Go! line. This will be a triple changing Optimus Prime figure with robot, train, and dragon modes, plus the ability to combine with G01 Kenzan and G05 Gekisoumaru. The figure also comes with light and sound features. Unfortunately no images are available at this time. The figure is expected to release in January of next year. We actually received word of this figure a few weeks ago, but our source requested we hold off on reporting on it. The information matches up perfectly.


Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime by Takara Tomy. This is a Japan original design that combines with G01 Kenzan and G05 Gekisoumaru together. On its own it is a triple changer that transformers from robot to train to a Dragon. With light and sound gimmick.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1522308)
Posted by Megazarak on October 7th, 2013 @ 9:03am CDT
Robot mode, Train mode, Dragon mode, lights and sounds, and a combined mode? I wonder how this thing will end up looking cause the description makes it sound like it could be really cool or really terrible. Based on the other combiners I'd lean towards more bad than good, but hopefully the end result is surprising.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1522310)
Posted by MagnetarPrime on October 7th, 2013 @ 9:17am CDT
some pictures may help out here. :-?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1522312)
Posted by Mkall on October 7th, 2013 @ 9:24am CDT
I admit, I'm having trouble imagining this figure without some serious compromises in at least one mode. I suppose I'll just have to wait for pictures.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1522315)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 7th, 2013 @ 9:31am CDT
Somehow the description remidns me of Dino Bomber from Brave Express Might Gaine, part of TriBomber:

TriBomber on BraveDX.com
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1522316)
Posted by Seibertron on October 7th, 2013 @ 9:37am CDT
Just in time for "Year of the Dragon"!

Oh ... waitasec ... :HEADHURTS:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1522319)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on October 7th, 2013 @ 9:46am CDT
Wow, that sounds like it will be horrible but awesome at the same time. A robot that turns into a train, a dragon, and a robot? Kinda sounds like something out of Power Rangers.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1522327)
Posted by Noideaforaname on October 7th, 2013 @ 10:18am CDT
As awesome as a Dragon/Train/Combiber/not-a-truck-for-once-Optimus sounds, going by the other GO! molds it's probably going to look real awkward in just about every mode.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1522341)
Posted by GuyIncognito on October 7th, 2013 @ 11:29am CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:As awesome as a Dragon/Train/Combiber/not-a-truck-for-once-Optimus sounds, going by the other GO! molds it's probably going to look real awkward in just about every mode.


My thoughts exactly!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1522344)
Posted by Dead Metal on October 7th, 2013 @ 11:57am CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:
Noideaforaname wrote:As awesome as a Dragon/Train/Combiber/not-a-truck-for-once-Optimus sounds, going by the other GO! molds it's probably going to look real awkward in just about every mode.


My thoughts exactly!

I would have gone with "this will suck donkey balls," but this works just as well.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1522345)
Posted by Alpha Weltall on October 7th, 2013 @ 11:57am CDT
Seeing as to how every reviewer I've watched who has reviewed Kenzan and Gekisoumaru all swear that they can't combine together, it must mean that this new one is going to be the center piece that allows the other two to combine. They could add a piece to this new Optimus that allows the other two to combine as torso and legs so this could be the arms and head but that might be wishful thinking. Only time will tell or there's a store somewhere in Canada that will sell them early like they did with Pokemon X and Y...
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1522346)
Posted by Alpha Weltall on October 7th, 2013 @ 11:58am CDT
:KREMZEEK:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1522348)
Posted by GuyIncognito on October 7th, 2013 @ 12:12pm CDT
Alpha Weltall wrote:Seeing as to how every reviewer I've watched who has reviewed Kenzan and Gekisoumaru all swear that they can't combine together, it must mean that this new one is going to be the center piece that allows the other two to combine.


Well yeah, that's exactly what it says above in the original post.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1522352)
Posted by Down_Shift on October 7th, 2013 @ 12:30pm CDT
Hmmm I'm not sure how this will play out. It could be really cool, or really really awful.

I just hope it doesn't have the grandfather pants that the six go combiners do
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1522360)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 7th, 2013 @ 1:16pm CDT
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I can totally see this being a form taken by Optimus to fight Guren Dragotron during the Go! finale(s). :KREMZEEK: :michaelbay: :KREMZEEK: :michaelbay: :KREMZEEK:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1522365)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 7th, 2013 @ 2:37pm CDT
This will be an interesting piece of work..
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1522371)
Posted by Manterax Prime on October 7th, 2013 @ 3:08pm CDT
I don't care it it turns out looking like crap compared to other Primes, I'm getting this.

C'mon, 1st triple-changer Optimus Prime. How can you pass that up?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1522376)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 7th, 2013 @ 3:25pm CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:I don't care it it turns out looking like crap compared to other Primes, I'm getting this.

C'mon, 1st triple-changer Optimus. How can you pass that up?


In before "Optimal Optimus". :lol:

Seriously tho, I'll wait until pics or a prototype shows up. If he indeed combines with Kenzan and Gekisoumaru, how would they be stacked? Who's bottom, who's top and who's the filling?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1522399)
Posted by Emerje on October 7th, 2013 @ 6:24pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Seriously tho, I'll wait until pics or a prototype shows up. If he indeed combines with Kenzan and Gekisoumaru, how would they be stacked? Who's bottom, who's top and who's the filling?


He has both a Samurai vehicle mode and a Ninja beast mode so I'm thinking Prime will always be in the middle, but come with a special head piece that can be used on both Kenzan and Gekisoumaru depending on who's on top. If the combined bots don't have dragon wings on their backs I'm going to be disapointed.

I'll be getting this either way. Just got Hishoumaru in the mail today and like him a lot more than I thought I would. Funky leg protrusions aside the Ninja team seems to have better made bot modes than the Samurai team. Hishoumaru's chest covers him well and doesn't look like his legs stretch up to his neck.

Emerje
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1522402)
Posted by BeastProwl on October 7th, 2013 @ 6:52pm CDT
:shock:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1522410)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 7th, 2013 @ 7:18pm CDT
Oh my poor wallet!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1522411)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 7th, 2013 @ 7:19pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Seriously tho, I'll wait until pics or a prototype shows up. If he indeed combines with Kenzan and Gekisoumaru, how would they be stacked? Who's bottom, who's top and who's the filling?


He has both a Samurai vehicle mode and a Ninja beast mode so I'm thinking Prime will always be in the middle, but come with a special head piece that can be used on both Kenzan and Gekisoumaru depending on who's on top. If the combined bots don't have dragon wings on their backs I'm going to be disapointed.

I'll be getting this either way. Just got Hishoumaru in the mail today and like him a lot more than I thought I would. Funky leg protrusions aside the Ninja team seems to have better made bot modes than the Samurai team. Hishoumaru's chest covers him well and doesn't look like his legs stretch up to his neck.

Emerje



This.

If you have now read my comparison report, you'll agree that once handling the actual figs, they ain't all looking that bad. It's got flaws but still awesome nonetheless
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1522416)
Posted by Sodan-1 on October 7th, 2013 @ 7:42pm CDT
Conceptually this sounds like a real winner. In practice, based on the Swordbot figures we've been given so far, it'll be complete gash. I do hope it's good though.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1522442)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 7th, 2013 @ 10:36pm CDT
Emerje wrote:He has both a Samurai vehicle mode and a Ninja beast mode
Not to mention a Predacon beast mode what with him turning into a dragon beast mode, of all things. ;)
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1522703)
Posted by Mykltron on October 9th, 2013 @ 4:33am CDT
Megazarak wrote:cause the description makes it sound like it could be really cool or really terrible.


Fixed.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1522714)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 9th, 2013 @ 7:16am CDT
Mykltron wrote:
Megazarak wrote:cause the description makes it sound like it could be really cool or really terrible.


Fixed.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1524744)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 19th, 2013 @ 9:02am CDT
First glimpse at this new Optimus design - http://snakas.blog95.fc2.com/blog-entry-3374.html

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1524746)
Posted by Manterax Prime on October 19th, 2013 @ 9:07am CDT
Looks rather good from here. Now get those humans out of the way!
Hope we get pics of the figure soon. I may have to pick this up.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1524747)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 19th, 2013 @ 9:10am CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:Looks rather good from here. Now get those humans out of the way!
Never! Isami's a rational guy and Tobio's a fun ball of energy. They stay and that's that. :P
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1524750)
Posted by RhA on October 19th, 2013 @ 9:31am CDT
Cool. Now let's see some plastic!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1524754)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 19th, 2013 @ 10:26am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:First glimpse at this new Optimus design - http://snakas.blog95.fc2.com/blog-entry-3374.html

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:BOWDOWN:

Awesome Saber!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1524758)
Posted by Noideaforaname on October 19th, 2013 @ 10:59am CDT
For a brief moment I thought Optimus was going to be a giant teddy bear.

Too bad what we do see of Optimus Prime is pretty much just typical Optimus Prime-ness.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1524761)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on October 19th, 2013 @ 11:56am CDT
Takara Tomy who is holding an exhibition to showcase upcoming 2014 product gives us our possible first glance at the upcoming Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime. The look comes not as a toy but art from a promotional poster for Transformers Go! Optimus is seen with Kenzan and Gekisomaru and the two main human allies from the cartoon. Thanks to 4Gamer.net for the image and thanks to Autobase Aichi for giving us a closer look.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1524762)
Posted by Manterax Prime on October 19th, 2013 @ 12:00pm CDT
Why the question mark in the title?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1524766)
Posted by hinomars19 on October 19th, 2013 @ 1:05pm CDT
OH, hello Takara, here's more of my money :D

*sigh* I loved TF: Prime, but I'm regretting buying the huge-ass 'Beast Hunter Optimus' a little bit. Not worthy of the show character at all. Sure GO! is a bit on the 'cheap kids anime side' but the toys and character designs just seem to be appealing more. I'm excited for this new toy...I kinda bought 'Prime' Optimus for the sake of it. :sad:

Still, that said, when we see this design in toy form it could suck. Though maybe not as much as AoE Prime currently looks. What we really need is toys like this but a story more like TF: Prime. Or at least anime that takes TF a bit more seriously.
I am a fan of what I have seen of GO! so far though
:HEADHURTS:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1524782)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 19th, 2013 @ 5:13pm CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:Why the question mark in the title?

I think you mean exclamation point.


According to google translate, the figure is due January 2014, more or less.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1524783)
Posted by Sodan-1 on October 19th, 2013 @ 5:16pm CDT
We can't see much, but what we can see looks all right.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1524784)
Posted by Manterax Prime on October 19th, 2013 @ 5:17pm CDT
fenrir72 wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:Why the question mark in the title?

I think you mean exclamation point.


Nope. When LOST Cybertronian posted it to the Front Page as news there was a question mark at the end of the title. Obviously it's gone now.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1524786)
Posted by Manterax Prime on October 19th, 2013 @ 5:28pm CDT
Alright. First pic of the plastic. Found on TFW, original is from here: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2qlfklh&s=5#.UmMHH_mkrcA

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1524787)
Posted by XDMan on October 19th, 2013 @ 5:43pm 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

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Say, that train alt-mode of Prime looks like a futuristic Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime with a Japanese astetic look.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (1524791)
Posted by El Duque on October 19th, 2013 @ 6:13pm CDT
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!

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Here's another shot courtesy of Twitter user trafes20120505:

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer (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 (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

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: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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (1524804)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 19th, 2013 @ 7:23pm CDT
So all three combine? that must mean Prime suffers from high hips syndrome.

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