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Takara Tomy Transformers Updates from Dengeki Hobby: Generations TG-32 Mini-Con Assault Team Names Revealed and More

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Updates from Dengeki Hobby: Generations TG-32 Mini-Con Assault Team Names Revealed and More

Monday, November 25th, 2013 9:11AM CST

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From Dengeki Hobby by way of Autobase Aichi we have a few updates on upcoming Transformers products.

First up, we have the individual names for three Mini-Cons in Takara Tomy's upcoming Transformers Generations TG-32 Mini-Con Assault Team. The tank is called Heavy Tread, the helicopter is called Windsheer, the jet is called Runway, and the combined robot is called Centuritron.

At this point we have yet to discover the names of their Hasbro's counterparts. Hopefully we will get a look at their cardback soon, which may reveal their names.

Second, the upcoming Transformers Go! Go Prime, the Leo Prime redeco, will be a toy only character. In other words don't expect to see him show up in the Transformers Go! animation.

Lastly, the recently revealed Transformers Cloud line is referred to as "Transformers Generations Cloud". What if anything that distinction means we don't know at this time.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Updates from Dengeki Hobby: Generations TG-32 Mini-Con Assault Team Names Revealed and More (1531667)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 25th, 2013 @ 9:23am CST
El Duque wrote:From Dengeki Hobby by way of Autobase Aichi we have the individual names for three Mini-Cons in Takara Tomy's upcoming Transformers Generations TG-32 Mini-Con Assault Team. The tank is called Heavy Tread, the helicopter is called Windsheer, the jet is called Runway, and the combined robot is called Centuritron.

At this point we have yet to discover the names of their Hasbro's counterparts. Hopefully we will get a look at their cardback soon, which may reveal their names.


Up to now, Generations US and JP have shared every single name (Megatronus aside). I don't think things will be any different here.

And Centuritron? REALLY? :roll:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Updates from Dengeki Hobby: Generations TG-32 Mini-Con Assault Team Names Revealed and More (1531671)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 25th, 2013 @ 9:42am CST
Could probably be the names for the Hasbro release, who knows.

"Centuritron" sounds like someone tried to make something clever out of "Centurion" and "-tron", gave up after a while, and just slapped "Centuritron"
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Updates from Dengeki Hobby: Generations TG-32 Mini-Con Assault Team Names Revealed and More (1531682)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 25th, 2013 @ 10:17am CST
That site also reveals that Go Prime will be a toy-only character not appearing in the Go! cartoon.

And that the magazine calls the Transformers Cloud line by the name of "Transformers Generations Cloud". Huh.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Updates from Dengeki Hobby: Generations TG-32 Mini-Con Assault Team Names Revealed and More (1531715)
Posted by RiddlerJ on November 25th, 2013 @ 1:56pm CST
I still say the helicopter one is a girl. Look at those cute gams.

I'll show myself out, thank you
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Updates from Dengeki Hobby: Generations TG-32 Mini-Con Assault Team Names Revealed and More (1531733)
Posted by Mkall on November 25th, 2013 @ 3:33pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:And Centuritron? REALLY? :roll:

Comparing names alone, is Megatron any less cheesy?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Updates from Dengeki Hobby: Generations TG-32 Mini-Con Assault Team Names Revealed and More (1531747)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 25th, 2013 @ 4:40pm CST
Mkall wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:And Centuritron? REALLY? :roll:

Comparing names alone, is Megatron any less cheesy?


Megatron is iconic. So are Tigatron and Banzai-tron to an extent. Now, any other name with "-tron" just reeks of laziness and fail in epicness. [-(
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Updates from Dengeki Hobby: Generations TG-32 Mini-Con Assault Team Names Revealed and More (1531750)
Posted by Emerje on November 25th, 2013 @ 4:58pm CST
At least his name isn't Decepticharge. ;)

Emerje
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Updates from Dengeki Hobby: Generations TG-32 Mini-Con Assault Team Names Revealed and More (1531785)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 25th, 2013 @ 9:05pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Mkall wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:And Centuritron? REALLY? :roll:

Comparing names alone, is Megatron any less cheesy?


Megatron is iconic. So are Tigatron and Banzai-tron to an extent. Now, any other name with "-tron" just reeks of laziness and fail in epicness. [-(
That's kinda unfair, saying that all old names from years ago have monopolized the "-tron" suffix. :-(
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Updates from Dengeki Hobby: Generations TG-32 Mini-Con Assault Team Names Revealed and More (1531788)
Posted by TimeLordPrime on November 25th, 2013 @ 9:14pm CST
Centuritron? As in, Robotic Centurion? Might as well call the bugger "Rory"!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Updates from Dengeki Hobby: Generations TG-32 Mini-Con Assault Team Names Revealed and More (1531797)
Posted by Noideaforaname on November 25th, 2013 @ 9:49pm CST
Hmm, I don't like any of those names. I think I'll defy my username and make up new ones for these guys. Maybe go with Leader-1 for the jet and follow that pattern (i.e. Bunker-2, Sniper-3) but the phrase "Heavy Monocle" just popped into my head and now I kinda want to use the "two random words that sorta make sense, a la Michelangelo from the current TMNT cartoon" approach.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Updates from Dengeki Hobby: Generations TG-32 Mini-Con Assault Team Names Revealed and More (1531808)
Posted by RhA on November 25th, 2013 @ 10:41pm CST
The golden nugget of this thread is calling Banzai-tron 'iconic'.

I actually have to look up the character on the wiki to remember his appearance.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Updates from Dengeki Hobby: Generations TG-32 Mini-Con Assault Team Names Revealed and More (1531813)
Posted by VioMeTriX on November 25th, 2013 @ 11:08pm CST
ummm you forgot Galvatron
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Updates from Dengeki Hobby: Generations TG-32 Mini-Con Assault Team Names Revealed and More (1531865)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 26th, 2013 @ 11:11am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Mkall wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:And Centuritron? REALLY? :roll:

Comparing names alone, is Megatron any less cheesy?


Megatron is iconic. So are Tigatron and Banzai-tron to an extent. Now, any other name with "-tron" just reeks of laziness and fail in epicness. [-(
That's kinda unfair, saying that all old names from years ago have monopolized the "-tron" suffix. :-(


Not saying that. It's just I'm tired of seeing "-tron" used for new names. To me it seems like an easy way out of having to come up with a new unique name. Kinda like using "-bot" or "-con".
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Updates from Dengeki Hobby: Generations TG-32 Mini-Con Assault Team Names Revealed and More (1531866)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 26th, 2013 @ 11:14am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Mkall wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:And Centuritron? REALLY? :roll:

Comparing names alone, is Megatron any less cheesy?


Megatron is iconic. So are Tigatron and Banzai-tron to an extent. Now, any other name with "-tron" just reeks of laziness and fail in epicness. [-(
That's kinda unfair, saying that all old names from years ago have monopolized the "-tron" suffix. :-(


Not saying that. It's just I'm tired of seeing "-tron" used for new names. To me it seems like an easy way out of having to come up with a new unique name. Kinda like using "-bot" or "-con".
Well, when was the last time we got a new "-tron" name? Thundertron? Or, what of before him? :-?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Updates from Dengeki Hobby: Generations TG-32 Mini-Con Assault Team Names Revealed and More (1531878)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 26th, 2013 @ 12:16pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Mkall wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:And Centuritron? REALLY? :roll:

Comparing names alone, is Megatron any less cheesy?


Megatron is iconic. So are Tigatron and Banzai-tron to an extent. Now, any other name with "-tron" just reeks of laziness and fail in epicness. [-(
That's kinda unfair, saying that all old names from years ago have monopolized the "-tron" suffix. :-(


Not saying that. It's just I'm tired of seeing "-tron" used for new names. To me it seems like an easy way out of having to come up with a new unique name. Kinda like using "-bot" or "-con".
Well, when was the last time we got a new "-tron" name? Thundertron? Or, what of before him? :-?


Dinotron and Terranotron from Beast Machines to Armada. And that was pushing it. Thing is, I may be influenced by seeing "-tron" used in other toy lines as a generic robot describer ("Artillatron" from Power Rangers Turbo and "Troopertron" from VR Troopers come to mind) I just want to see it not used in Transformers for new names for the sake of standing above other lines when it comes to original names. Maybe I'm asking too much? >:oP
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Updates from Dengeki Hobby: Generations TG-32 Mini-Con Assault Team Names Revealed and More (1531884)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 26th, 2013 @ 12:47pm CST
We both forgot about Dragotron and Yoketron. :oops:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Updates from Dengeki Hobby: Generations TG-32 Mini-Con Assault Team Names Revealed and More (1531930)
Posted by Optimus Eeyore on November 26th, 2013 @ 6:11pm CST
Computron feels no love.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Updates from Dengeki Hobby: Generations TG-32 Mini-Con Assault Team Names Revealed and More (1531994)
Posted by T-Macksimus on November 27th, 2013 @ 8:04am CST
Wouldn't it kind of make sense to have a fair number of characters with the "-tron" ending? I mean, look at the original faction names. They BOTH end with the "tron" suffix.
For those of you confused by this, likely those of you in the States and are newer to the Transformers line, I'm talking about the Cybertrons and Destrons, or what we in America know as the Autobots and Decepticons.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Updates from Dengeki Hobby: Generations TG-32 Mini-Con Assault Team Names Revealed and More (1531997)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 27th, 2013 @ 8:12am CST
T-Macksimus wrote:Wouldn't it kind of make sense to have a fair number of characters with the "-tron" ending? I mean, look at the original faction names. They BOTH end with the "tron" suffix.
For those of you confused by this, likely those of you in the States and are newer to the Transformers line, I'm talking about the Cybertrons and Destrons, or what we in America know as the Autobots and Decepticons.
Yeah, but, those were the renames Takara used, since the TF brand started in America in 1984 and was brought over to Japan in 1985 (even though the Diaclone and Micro Change molds themselves were of Japanese origin originally). So the terms "Autobot" and "Decepticon" are the original faction names. :-B
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