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Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details

Sunday, July 13th, 2014 10:11AM CDT

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An update to a piece of news we reported a while back, from Takara Tomy's Lost Age Movie Advanced Line Dinobot Micron Gift Campaign. The four translucent gummy dinos Microns, named after the initial coded retailer names for the Dinobots, will be given for free as of July 19th with any purchase of 3000 Yen or more on Transformers toys at selected stores, broken down as follows:

  • Ivan - Orange Classics Terrorsaur, Toys R Us Japan exclusive;

    Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details


  • Paulie - Blue Classics Swoop, Aeon exclusive. Available with the purchase of one of the three, LA-01 Battle Command Optimus Prime, AD-01 Optimus Prime or AD-20 Black Knight Grimlock;

    Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details


  • Thunderlips - Purple Classics Knockdown, Joshin Kids Land exclusive;

    Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details


  • Sling - Green and yellow Classics Nightscream, Edieon toy counter, Best Denki, Yamada Denki and Yodobashi Camera exclusive.

    Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1590338)
Posted by Mkall on July 13th, 2014 @ 11:41am CDT
I would've had more interest if they weren't simply transparent plastics. If they were actually painted I might've gotten them.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1590349)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 13th, 2014 @ 12:13pm CDT
Mkall wrote:I would've had more interest if they weren't simply transparent plastics. If they were actually painted I might've gotten them.


Their faces seem to be painted. :)
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1590352)
Posted by Yweggo on July 13th, 2014 @ 12:22pm CDT
Heh, I want Thunderlips just so I can tell people "His name is Thunderlips."
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1590381)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 13th, 2014 @ 2:41pm CDT
Sling is the only one whose name isn't from one of the Rocky movie codenames, so he's extra special. ;)
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1590387)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 13th, 2014 @ 2:59pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Sling is the only one whose name isn't from one of the Rocky movie codenames, so he's extra special. ;)


...because he's not based on any of the AoE Dinbots at all (unless one can see a dragon in the movie). :lol: I'll hazard a guess as say they choose the name "Sling" because it starts with "S", is one syllable, and it's been used before for a "Dino" (actually a Dimetrodon) in Beast Wars Neo. The other candidate would be "Saberback" from the same line, were it not for its 3 syllables.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1590396)
Posted by Blackstreak on July 13th, 2014 @ 3:34pm CDT
And how do I get a set if these in America? I hope this is available through online purchases also.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1590400)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 13th, 2014 @ 3:38pm CDT
Blackstreak wrote:And how do I get a set if these in America? I hope this is available through online purchases also.
I'm sure places like TFSource and BBTS will try to get a hold of some of these to sell themselves.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1590406)
Posted by soundwave14 on July 13th, 2014 @ 4:18pm CDT
Has the AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee been released yet?

I would really be interested in getting this.

I can see it is sold out wherever I look but not sure if this is pre-order items.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1590408)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 13th, 2014 @ 4:23pm CDT
soundwave14 wrote:Has the AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee been released yet?

I would really be interested in getting this.

I can see it is sold out wherever I look but not sure if this is pre-order items.


All items up to AD17 Darkside Soundwave have been released, with AD08 Bumblebee having been released in May.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1590446)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on July 13th, 2014 @ 6:14pm CDT
Thunderlips? Seriously? Wow. That's right up there with Drill Nuts..

I still say there was a better option than the dragon. After all, there's a wolf mini-con and there's wolves in AOE, so why not fill out the set that way instead?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1590471)
Posted by griftimus prime on July 13th, 2014 @ 6:56pm CDT
so the advanced line is just the name for the takara line of age of extinction figures?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1590475)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 13th, 2014 @ 7:00pm CDT
griftimus prime wrote:so the advanced line is just the name for the takara line of age of extinction figures?
Yep. "Movie Advanced Series" = Takara's release of the Age of Extinction Generations figures.

And "Lost Age Series" = Takara's release of the Age of Extinction simplified toys.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1590491)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 13th, 2014 @ 7:33pm CDT
Yweggo wrote:Heh, I want Thunderlips just so I can tell people "His name is Thunderlips."

How funny. I'm guessing he's named Thunderlips since he's good at kissing. :lol:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1590492)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 13th, 2014 @ 7:35pm CDT
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:
Yweggo wrote:Heh, I want Thunderlips just so I can tell people "His name is Thunderlips."

How funny. I'm guessing he's named Thunderlips since he's good at kissing. :lol:
You'll have to ask Hulk Hogan about that one. ;)
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1590579)
Posted by Va'al on July 14th, 2014 @ 4:17am CDT
Courtesy of Seibertron.com user and YouTube reviewer chuckdawg1999, we get a look at another figure from the Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced line - and it's one of the cheating ones, brought back from the Movie Line that wasn't: Darkside Soundwave, already a Soudblaster-esque repaint of DotM Soundwave! Check out the embedded clip below.

chuckdawg1999 wrote:A new coat of paint doesn't change that this is a cool looking figure with a horrible transformation. Robot and vehicle mode looks great like we've come to expect from Takara/Tomy. Keep in mind that while the Mech-Tech ports are still there, there isn't a weapon included.


Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1590582)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 14th, 2014 @ 4:27am CDT
No weapon? Is that because he got it this way, or is it the official release?

Either way, it suck big time. I'll keep my money.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1590688)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 14th, 2014 @ 1:59pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:No weapon? Is that because he got it this way, or is it the official release?

Either way, it suck big time. I'll keep my money.


The figure didn't come with a weapon which is a shame since it was one of the best Mech Tech weapons. I've heard the Advanced Wheeljack will be the same, none of Que's weapons included.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1590736)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 14th, 2014 @ 5:05pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:No weapon? Is that because he got it this way, or is it the official release?

Either way, it suck big time. I'll keep my money.


The figure didn't come with a weapon which is a shame since it was one of the best Mech Tech weapons. I've heard the Advanced Wheeljack will be the same, none of Que's weapons included.


Now, that's just bullshit.
I bet they want us to pay an extra 20$ for one of those "special edition" Mechtech weapons. :BANG_HEAD:

I mean, not even a random gun or something? The figures just come naked? Is it just me or Takara are starting to get cheap?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1590738)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 14th, 2014 @ 5:30pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:No weapon? Is that because he got it this way, or is it the official release?

Either way, it suck big time. I'll keep my money.


The figure didn't come with a weapon which is a shame since it was one of the best Mech Tech weapons. I've heard the Advanced Wheeljack will be the same, none of Que's weapons included.


Now, that's just bullshit.
I bet they want us to pay an extra 20$ for one of those "special edition" Mechtech weapons. :BANG_HEAD:

I mean, not even a random gun or something? The figures just come naked? Is it just me or Takara are starting to get cheap?
I think it has more to do with the MechTech gimmick of the DOTM line no longer being a thing. And many people did hate them, in general.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1590742)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 14th, 2014 @ 5:37pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:No weapon? Is that because he got it this way, or is it the official release?

Either way, it suck big time. I'll keep my money.


The figure didn't come with a weapon which is a shame since it was one of the best Mech Tech weapons. I've heard the Advanced Wheeljack will be the same, none of Que's weapons included.


Now, that's just bullshit.
I bet they want us to pay an extra 20$ for one of those "special edition" Mechtech weapons. :BANG_HEAD:

I mean, not even a random gun or something? The figures just come naked? Is it just me or Takara are starting to get cheap?
I think it has more to do with the MechTech gimmick of the DOTM line no longer being a thing. And many people did hate them, in general.


Overquoting to say that fine, no Mechtech, but at least some gun, any gun to go with them. For the price you pay, no gun at all, gimmick or not, is really "scroogy".
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1590755)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 14th, 2014 @ 6:38pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:No weapon? Is that because he got it this way, or is it the official release?

Either way, it suck big time. I'll keep my money.


The figure didn't come with a weapon which is a shame since it was one of the best Mech Tech weapons. I've heard the Advanced Wheeljack will be the same, none of Que's weapons included.


Now, that's just bullshit.
I bet they want us to pay an extra 20$ for one of those "special edition" Mechtech weapons. :BANG_HEAD:

I mean, not even a random gun or something? The figures just come naked? Is it just me or Takara are starting to get cheap?
I think it has more to do with the MechTech gimmick of the DOTM line no longer being a thing. And many people did hate them, in general.


Overquoting to say that fine, no Mechtech, but at least some gun, any gun to go with them. For the price you pay, no gun at all, gimmick or not, is really "scroogy".


I hate to say the money for weapons might have gone into the extra paint and detail. For what it's worth Dino comes with a new head and arm blades.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1590775)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 14th, 2014 @ 8:26pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:No weapon? Is that because he got it this way, or is it the official release?

Either way, it suck big time. I'll keep my money.


The figure didn't come with a weapon which is a shame since it was one of the best Mech Tech weapons. I've heard the Advanced Wheeljack will be the same, none of Que's weapons included.


Now, that's just bullshit.
I bet they want us to pay an extra 20$ for one of those "special edition" Mechtech weapons. :BANG_HEAD:

I mean, not even a random gun or something? The figures just come naked? Is it just me or Takara are starting to get cheap?
I think it has more to do with the MechTech gimmick of the DOTM line no longer being a thing. And many people did hate them, in general.


Overquoting to say that fine, no Mechtech, but at least some gun, any gun to go with them. For the price you pay, no gun at all, gimmick or not, is really "scroogy".


I hate to say the money for weapons might have gone into the extra paint and detail. For what it's worth Dino comes with a new head and arm blades.
To be fair, though, Soundwave was gonna come with this same deco when Hasbro had originally planned to release him in the Movie Trilogy Series, MechTech weapon and all.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1590810)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 14th, 2014 @ 11:39pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:No weapon? Is that because he got it this way, or is it the official release?

Either way, it suck big time. I'll keep my money.


The figure didn't come with a weapon which is a shame since it was one of the best Mech Tech weapons. I've heard the Advanced Wheeljack will be the same, none of Que's weapons included.


Now, that's just bullshit.
I bet they want us to pay an extra 20$ for one of those "special edition" Mechtech weapons. :BANG_HEAD:

I mean, not even a random gun or something? The figures just come naked? Is it just me or Takara are starting to get cheap?
I think it has more to do with the MechTech gimmick of the DOTM line no longer being a thing. And many people did hate them, in general.


Overquoting to say that fine, no Mechtech, but at least some gun, any gun to go with them. For the price you pay, no gun at all, gimmick or not, is really "scroogy".


I hate to say the money for weapons might have gone into the extra paint and detail. For what it's worth Dino comes with a new head and arm blades.
To be fair, though, Soundwave was gonna come with this same deco when Hasbro had originally planned to release him in the Movie Trilogy Series, MechTech weapon and all.


Technically true but we only ever saw photo shopped pics and when are those accurate?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1590872)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 15th, 2014 @ 7:49am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Technically true but we only ever saw photo shopped pics and when are those accurate?
User Primeultimus owns a sample version or two of the canceled Hasbro figure and has posted pics of it on this site. It looks just like the Takara Darkside Soundwave figure.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1590998)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 15th, 2014 @ 4:44pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Technically true but we only ever saw photo shopped pics and when are those accurate?
User Primeultimus owns a sample version or two of the canceled Hasbro figure and has posted pics of it on this site. It looks just like the Takara Darkside Soundwave figure.


Well there went the only reason I had for it not coming with a weapon
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1591124)
Posted by Cobalt Prime on July 16th, 2014 @ 8:34am CDT
Just ordered the Dino and preordered the Wheeljack exclusive the other day from RK. On the one hand, no weapons for WJ is really cheap of them, but on the other hand, you couldn't even have Que hold any of his weapons without causing stress marks and cracks on his hands, so it's not like I'd ever use them anyway.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1591843)
Posted by duoduotea on July 19th, 2014 @ 4:14pm CDT
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1591905)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 19th, 2014 @ 11:36pm CDT
TFND user 多多綠茶 has posted some nice in-hand images of Movie Advanced AD-20 Black Knight Grimlock. Grimlock which uses the Leader Class mold is presented here in more movie accurate colors. We have mirrored a sampling of the many images, click here to see the rest.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1591930)
Posted by Xephon0930 on July 20th, 2014 @ 7:52am CDT
Yeah. He isn't that more screen accurate as Takara claimed. I am starting to think that Takara's remold of AoE Leader Prime isn't going to fare much better.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1591931)
Posted by Delta Magnus on July 20th, 2014 @ 7:53am CDT
Wow, that dino mode actually looks good with that deco. And the robot mode is sublime.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1591970)
Posted by xyl360 on July 20th, 2014 @ 11:14am CDT
Xephon0930 wrote:Yeah. He isn't that more screen accurate as Takara claimed. I am starting to think that Takara's remold of AoE Leader Prime isn't going to fare much better.

Where did Takara claim that? I thought this was just supposed to be one of those oddball exclusives they tend to do (like Dark Guard Optimus Prime was in the Transformers: Prime line etc.). Usually when they put out a more show accurate deco of a figure from a main line, it gets released in the main line, not as an exclusive. At least if my recollection is correct, that's generally how they do it. The exclusives are usually just oddball repaints or homages to more obscure stuff/different continuities etc. like with the G1 colored Dinobots they're releasing.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1591984)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 20th, 2014 @ 12:08pm CDT
xyl360 wrote:
Xephon0930 wrote:Yeah. He isn't that more screen accurate as Takara claimed. I am starting to think that Takara's remold of AoE Leader Prime isn't going to fare much better.

Where did Takara claim that? I thought this was just supposed to be one of those oddball exclusives they tend to do (like Dark Guard Optimus Prime was in the Transformers: Prime line etc.). Usually when they put out a more show accurate deco of a figure from a main line, it gets released in the main line, not as an exclusive. At least if my recollection is correct, that's generally how they do it. The exclusives are usually just oddball repaints or homages to more obscure stuff/different continuities etc. like with the G1 colored Dinobots they're releasing.


Black Knight Leader Grimlock is a main line release, numbered AD20. He's not an exclusive like Black Knight Scorn and Slug are. :-B

He looks interesting, but the Platinum Leader Grimlock looks just a tad better:

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1591988)
Posted by MegaDump on July 20th, 2014 @ 12:26pm CDT
"He has proven difficult to capture and nearly impossible to defeat. When an enemy does get the best of him, it's never for long." Hmmm... Unless you think about how he was imprisoned by Lockdown. Clearly he was defeated, and with a Dinosaur beast mode he'd presumably scanned and reformed into at least 65 million years ago, when dinosaurs were around. "Never for long," unless you count this 65 million year imprisonment. Then there's the "nearly impossible to defeat," although Optimus Prime manages it with one knockdown? :HEADHURTS:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1591993)
Posted by Siger on July 20th, 2014 @ 1:00pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:Wow, that dino mode actually looks good with that deco. And the robot mode is sublime.

Don't know what pictures you are looking at buddy but whatever floats your boat. :lol:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1592008)
Posted by MGrotusque on July 20th, 2014 @ 1:54pm CDT
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This colour scheme makes no sense to me. It also doesn't make the figure look any better either.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1592022)
Posted by dabattousai on July 20th, 2014 @ 3:11pm CDT
MGrotusque wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:

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This colour scheme makes no sense to me. It also doesn't make the figure look any better either.



Actually if you noticed in the movie, Grimlock does have a greenish tint coming off his back in dino mode. I am assuming that is what this is trying to interpret. I think I will stick to the chromed one. If anything, I can buy some paint and do it a bit up if I really want to. I'm quite happy with him though.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1592025)
Posted by Delta Magnus on July 20th, 2014 @ 3:48pm CDT
I think it's supposed to represent the slight metallic patina he has in the movie (although it isn't that extreme in the film).
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1592089)
Posted by SlyTF1 on July 20th, 2014 @ 10:10pm CDT
MegaDump wrote:"He has proven difficult to capture and nearly impossible to defeat. When an enemy does get the best of him, it's never for long." Hmmm... Unless you think about how he was imprisoned by Lockdown. Clearly he was defeated, and with a Dinosaur beast mode he'd presumably scanned and reformed into at least 65 million years ago, when dinosaurs were around. "Never for long," unless you count this 65 million year imprisonment. Then there's the "nearly impossible to defeat," although Optimus Prime manages it with one knockdown? :HEADHURTS:


Grimlock didn't scan a dinosaur. He probably doesn't even have anything to do with Earth's dinosaurs.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1592162)
Posted by MegaDump on July 21st, 2014 @ 5:38am CDT
SlyTF1 wrote:
MegaDump wrote:"He has proven difficult to capture and nearly impossible to defeat. When an enemy does get the best of him, it's never for long." Hmmm... Unless you think about how he was imprisoned by Lockdown. Clearly he was defeated, and with a Dinosaur beast mode he'd presumably scanned and reformed into at least 65 million years ago, when dinosaurs were around. "Never for long," unless you count this 65 million year imprisonment. Then there's the "nearly impossible to defeat," although Optimus Prime manages it with one knockdown? :HEADHURTS:


Grimlock didn't scan a dinosaur. He probably doesn't even have anything to do with Earth's dinosaurs.


Then all those beast modes are either huge coincidences in their resemblance to Earth dinosaurs, or evidence of convergent evolution on another world? I don't buy it. Either way, it's another gap "left open to interpretation" by Bay... What use is the story-driven narrative of a movie when you have to invent the story & make sense of it yourself?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1592231)
Posted by Va'al on July 21st, 2014 @ 10:39am CDT
Japanese toy blogger Alfes2010 has been busy over the weekend, having acquired a whole box of Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced figures, including the likes of Galvatron, Lockdown, Strafe, Drift, Hound, Slash, leader class Grimlock and more! Check some of the images below, and head to his Twitter account for more.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1592242)
Posted by Metro Prime on July 21st, 2014 @ 11:54am CDT
That Optimus is looking better and better. It's actually in-scale, as opposed to the giant Leader Class, and it's more movie-accurate than anything Hasbro's putting out. I just really hope that backpack can fold up...
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1592254)
Posted by griftimus prime on July 21st, 2014 @ 12:22pm CDT
is the tall optimus the first edition? what is the name of the optimus with the backpack?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1592255)
Posted by shajaki on July 21st, 2014 @ 12:24pm CDT
wow... i think ill be getting that grimlock and lockdown for sure. and how can i not get a transformer voiced by john goodman? i just saw TF4 last night and almost fell off my chair when bumblebee quoted big lebowski "calmer'n you are".
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1592257)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 21st, 2014 @ 12:30pm CDT
griftimus prime wrote:is the tall optimus the first edition? what is the name of the optimus with the backpack?


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From left to right: First Edition, LA01 Battle Command, Leader.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1592259)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 21st, 2014 @ 12:31pm CDT
griftimus prime wrote:is the tall optimus the first edition? what is the name of the optimus with the backpack?
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Premiere Edition Optimus Prime, Lost Age Series LA01 Battle Command Optimus Prime, Movie Advanced Series AD01 Optimus Prime
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They are the Japanese counterparts to First Edition Optimus Prime, nothing (there is no Hasbro version of Battle Command OP), and Age of Extinction Generations Leader class Optimus Prime.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1592269)
Posted by Siger on July 21st, 2014 @ 1:13pm CDT
Metro Prime wrote:That Optimus is looking better and better. It's actually in-scale, as opposed to the giant Leader Class, and it's more movie-accurate than anything Hasbro's putting out. I just really hope that backpack can fold up...

Why fold up? Judging by the dimensions, it'll go over Optimus' head if it can be folded up. Either way you are going to be stuck with one of the biggest backpack ever, so why not leave it down and hide the ugliness?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1592270)
Posted by Metro Prime on July 21st, 2014 @ 1:15pm CDT
shajaki wrote:wow... i think ill be getting that grimlock and lockdown for sure. and how can i not get a transformer voiced by john goodman? i just saw TF4 last night and almost fell off my chair when bumblebee quoted big lebowski "calmer'n you are".

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5VT-ofxdh4[/youtube]
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1592272)
Posted by Metro Prime on July 21st, 2014 @ 1:20pm CDT
Siger wrote:
Metro Prime wrote:That Optimus is looking better and better. It's actually in-scale, as opposed to the giant Leader Class, and it's more movie-accurate than anything Hasbro's putting out. I just really hope that backpack can fold up...

Why fold up? Judging by the dimensions, it'll go over Optimus' head if it can be folded up. Either way you are going to be stuck with one of the biggest backpack ever, so why not leave it down and hide the ugliness?

I'd rather have a large, somewhat-integrated backpack than a giant chunk of truck kibble that just hangs loosely from his waist. Plus, it can't be any worse than the First Edition's backpack of doom.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1592279)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 21st, 2014 @ 1:38pm CDT
Come on, everybody, let's have a sing-along! :POWERPUFF:

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Dinobot Micron Campaign Details (1592296)
Posted by Delta Magnus on July 21st, 2014 @ 2:35pm CDT
Holy crap, Takara Grimlock looks be-a-eutiful! Literally the only thing I would change on that is removing the forearms and replacing them with some slightly better ones mounted underneath his chest like an actual tyrannosaur rather than on the sides. And that would just be a matter of finding some tiny arms from a model kit (or even modifying these ones) drilling some holes and attaching them with a Revoltech joint.

It also shows where the Hasbro version went wrong. If they'd done the whole dino body in chrome it might have worked. Just having the back and skull (and hence inner legs of robot mode) chromed made it look daft. A shame as I did like the chromed dino-noggin.

But yeah. That Takara Grimlock is SOLD.

Also, any word on the upgraded Takara leader Prime (with the supposed retooling and completely chromed finish)?

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