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TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27

Transformers News: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27

Monday, July 8th, 2013 5:26AM CDT

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Site sponsor TFSource has let us know that they have some updated product images from Takara, showing the Japanese releases of the Generations figures TG-24 Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, TG-25 Orion Pax and Megatron, TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug and TG-27 Trailcutter and Hoist! Check out the images below, which are linked to the product pages.


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Re: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27 (1501535)
Posted by Henry921 on July 8th, 2013 @ 5:29am CDT
What's with Takara and all these two packs? :???:

Oh, well.
Re: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27 (1501539)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 8th, 2013 @ 6:09am CDT
The first TT release of IDW Bumblebee already has a Goldbug-colored head? Color me surprised.

Henry921 wrote:What's with Takara and all these two packs? :???:

Oh, well.


Easier selling. Note that the Bumblebee is the only single ;)
Re: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27 (1501552)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 8th, 2013 @ 7:35am CDT
:x shinny!
Re: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27 (1501554)
Posted by Va'al on July 8th, 2013 @ 7:41am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:The first TT release of IDW Bumblebee already has a Goldbug-colored head? Color me surprised.


Yeah, especially given the Goldbug remold coming out later. :-?
Re: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27 (1501556)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 8th, 2013 @ 7:52am CDT
Va'al wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:The first TT release of IDW Bumblebee already has a Goldbug-colored head? Color me surprised.


Yeah, especially given the Goldbug remold coming out later. :-?


That's the one I'll be spending money on. Goldbug never looked so good :x

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Re: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27 (1501559)
Posted by mooncake623 on July 8th, 2013 @ 8:02am CDT
hmmmm... wondering if the Orion Pax and Megatron two pack is different enough to keep my preorder. Megatron is looking more gray then shinny.
Re: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27 (1501590)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 8th, 2013 @ 11:26am CDT
Takara nailed Trailbreaker and Hoist. Spot on!

Could care less about the other two-packs. I'm indifferent whether I get the Legends anyway, and I prefer Orion Pax and Megatron's Hasbro releases since they're within my budget.
Re: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27 (1501591)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 8th, 2013 @ 11:27am CDT
TFSource's listing for TG-25 is slightly mislabeled. It should say "Orion Pax & Megatronus". :-B

mooncake623 wrote:hmmmm... wondering if the Orion Pax and Megatron two pack is different enough to keep my preorder. Megatron is looking more gray then shinny.
Both are shinier and feature more comic-accurate paint apps... BUT, the Megatron(us) toy has had all of its comic-accurate translucent purple plastic swapped out and replaced with non-accurate translucent red plastic. Orion Pax also has a blue windshield instead of clear.

As for Megs look more gray here, it's due to the lighting.
Re: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27 (1502076)
Posted by El Duque on July 10th, 2013 @ 8:22am CDT
Chara-Net has posted clearer official images of Takara Tomy's upcoming Transformers Generations TG-26 Bumblebee and TG-17 Hoist and Trailcutter. We've mirrored the images below. Although TG-26 comes with a blue head, it is not the remolded version that was revealed at BotCon for Hasbro's upcoming Generations Goldfire.

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Re: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27 (1502098)
Posted by Rated X on July 10th, 2013 @ 9:13am CDT
Is there a real difference ? Can somebody post pics of both Takara and Hasbro Hoist side by side ?
Re: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27 (1502102)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 10th, 2013 @ 9:25am CDT
Here's a good question for you sticklers to fiction: what are the chances of Goldfire becoming a character separate from Bumblebee, since we're dealing with IDW?
Re: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27 (1502105)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 10th, 2013 @ 9:37am CDT
Rated X wrote:Is there a real difference ? Can somebody post pics of both Takara and Hasbro Hoist side by side ?
TakaraTomy TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug:
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Hasbro Goldfire:
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Hasbro Bumblebee:
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Re: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27 (1502118)
Posted by warzon3 on July 10th, 2013 @ 10:18am CDT
So where is the preorder for Hasbro Hoist?

Why are we getting preorders and pics for the Takara one first, even if it won't be released until later????
Re: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27 (1502129)
Posted by GuyIncognito on July 10th, 2013 @ 11:51am CDT
I'm starting to think this BB might be my favorite BB of all time.* Based on what I've seen so far, I like it better than movie-verse BB, Animated BB, Prime BB, WFC BB, Generations Legend BB and even Classics BB.

* I can't really compare it to G1 BB; it's not really fair to either one.
Re: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27 (1502162)
Posted by MasterSoundBlaster on July 10th, 2013 @ 2:48pm CDT
I'm really liking the Takara version of Bumblebee. Although I wish they used a different head sculpt to pull off that Goldbug vibe, he looks weird without the faceplate and visor.

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Here's a good question for you sticklers to fiction: what are the chances of Goldfire becoming a character separate from Bumblebee, since we're dealing with IDW?

I actually like that idea, seeing how we had Galvatron being a seperate character from Megatron.
Re: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27 (1502184)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 10th, 2013 @ 3:54pm CDT
Only one I don't like here is Goldbug. Not Goldbug-y enough. >:oP

But the rest of them... damn, wish I had these suckers. I'd love to get my mitts on Hoist and Trailbreaker especially, but with a Deluxe at almost $40, I just can't bring myself to do that to my wallet.
Re: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27 (1502223)
Posted by Sodan-1 on July 10th, 2013 @ 6:32pm CDT
Woah, OK. I'm going to say Takara's Hoist is a definite improvement with it's more vibrant colours. Trailcutter as well, although sinner that I am, I prefer Hasbro's blue visor.

Goldbee is a definite pass. I'm only interested in that mold as Bumblebee, minus all the gold. But Hasbro's version really is quite pale, cheap looking. I may end up skipping this mold entirely. No big loss.
Re: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27 (1502225)
Posted by Rated X on July 10th, 2013 @ 6:46pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:Is there a real difference ? Can somebody post pics of both Takara and Hasbro Hoist side by side ?
TakaraTomy TG-26 Bumblebee Goldbug:
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Hasbro Goldfire:
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Hasbro Bumblebee:
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Thanks. But it was actually comparison shots of the 2 Hoists that I wanted to see.
Re: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27 (1502229)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 10th, 2013 @ 7:03pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Thanks. But it was actually comparison shots of the 2 Hoists that I wanted to see.
Ah, sorry. Here you go.

Takara TG-17 Hoist
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Hasbro Hoist:
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Re: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27 (1502249)
Posted by Stormrider on July 10th, 2013 @ 8:43pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:Thanks. But it was actually comparison shots of the 2 Hoists that I wanted to see.
Ah, sorry. Here you go.

Takara TG-17 Hoist
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Hasbro Hoist:
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I usually prefer Takara's paint jobs but not this time for Hoist. The Yellow and green seem more G1 accurate on Hasbro. Also Hasbro's has the yellow visor.
Re: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27 (1502258)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 10th, 2013 @ 9:06pm CDT
Stormrider wrote:I usually prefer Takara's paint jobs but not this time for Hoist. The Yellow and green seem more G1 accurate on Hasbro. Also Hasbro's has the yellow visor.
Hope you like Hasbro Trailcutter better too since the Takara one comes with the Takara Hoist.
Re: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27 (1502284)
Posted by Rated X on July 10th, 2013 @ 11:10pm CDT
Thanks. For once it looks like Hasbro has the colors that are more G1 cartoon accurate, which I prefer over G1 toy accuracy. However, both got the head the wrong color. Sure takara got the blue eyes right, but what good is getting the eyes right if the head is supposed to be black ? Since this is going to be a mass release, I think Beezleboss should jump on an add on set for Hoist with a black head and arm cannon.
Re: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27 (1502290)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 10th, 2013 @ 11:31pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Thanks. For once it looks like Hasbro has the colors that are more G1 cartoon accurate, which I prefer over G1 toy accuracy. However, both got the head the wrong color. Sure takara got the blue eyes right, but what good is getting the eyes right if the head is supposed to be black ? Since this is going to be a mass release, I think Beezleboss should jump on an add on set for Hoist with a black head and arm cannon.
The head is not supposed to be black. Both Hasbro and Takara were going for IDW comic-accuracy, not cartoon-accuracy.

As has been stated time and again, all of the Thrilling 30 toys are IDW comic toys.
Re: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27 (1502465)
Posted by Rated X on July 11th, 2013 @ 1:00pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:Thanks. For once it looks like Hasbro has the colors that are more G1 cartoon accurate, which I prefer over G1 toy accuracy. However, both got the head the wrong color. Sure takara got the blue eyes right, but what good is getting the eyes right if the head is supposed to be black ? Since this is going to be a mass release, I think Beezleboss should jump on an add on set for Hoist with a black head and arm cannon.
The head is not supposed to be black. Both Hasbro and Takara were going for IDW comic-accuracy, not cartoon-accuracy.

As has been stated time and again, all of the Thrilling 30 toys are IDW comic toys.


Well Im no comic guy. I commend Hasbro for going with the G1 cartoon colors though. A black head would be an easy fix for those who want a something more G1. If an upgrade kit isnt made ill just buy an extra Hoist and dye the head black. Then Ill dye the green body dark blue and mix parts with trailcutter to make Diaclone Trailbreaker.
Re: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27 (1502476)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 11th, 2013 @ 1:25pm CDT
Rated X wrote:I commend Hasbro for going with the G1 cartoon colors though.
Again, that wasn't their intention. They made this toy to resemble the IDW comic Hoist.
Re: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27 (1502521)
Posted by Rated X on July 11th, 2013 @ 4:32pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:I commend Hasbro for going with the G1 cartoon colors though.
Again, that wasn't their intention. They made this toy to resemble the IDW comic Hoist.



Maybe it wasnt their intention, but they nailed it to the G1 cartoon shade of green and I love it. :D Ill take care of the head myself.

And IDW style or not, it appears Takara was shooting for a shade of green that resembles the G1 toy, rather than the comic/cartoon color. Or do IDW comics get sold in Japan ?
Re: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27 (1502523)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 11th, 2013 @ 4:45pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Or do IDW comics get sold in Japan ?
They do not.

Which is ironic since the Takara Deluxe Megatron toy looks way more comic-accurate than the Hasbro version (minus Takara swapping out the Hasbro toy's translucent purple plastic for translucent red plastic).
Re: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27 (1502553)
Posted by Stormrider on July 11th, 2013 @ 7:43pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Stormrider wrote:I usually prefer Takara's paint jobs but not this time for Hoist. The Yellow and green seem more G1 accurate on Hasbro. Also Hasbro's has the yellow visor.
Hope you like Hasbro Trailcutter better too since the Takara one comes with the Takara Hoist.


Yeah good point. I don't see too much difference in Hasbro vs Takara Trailcutter. I think the Hasbro versions come with a IDW comic book too.
Re: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27 (1502571)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 11th, 2013 @ 9:36pm CDT
Stormrider wrote:Yeah good point. I don't see too much difference in Hasbro vs Takara Trailcutter. I think the Hasbro versions come with a IDW comic book too.
Indeed.

But, since I've done it with Bee and Hoist, let's see how Trailcutter compares. ;)

Takara TG-17 Trailcutter:
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Hasbro Trailcutter:
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Re: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27 (1502574)
Posted by Stormrider on July 11th, 2013 @ 9:46pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Stormrider wrote:Yeah good point. I don't see too much difference in Hasbro vs Takara Trailcutter. I think the Hasbro versions come with a IDW comic book too.
Indeed.

But, since I've done it with Bee and Hoist, let's see how Trailcutter compares. ;)

Takara TG-17 Trailcutter:
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Hasbro Trailcutter:
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Oh god damn! Now I like the Takara Trailcutter better.
Re: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27 (1502708)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on July 12th, 2013 @ 2:09pm CDT
Yeah I will take Goldfire, Goldbug, Hoist, and Trailcutter thank you. Bumblebee looks better on the pegs as usual. :P :VEHI:
Re: TFSource Site Sponsor News - Takara Tomy TG-24 to TG-27 (1502838)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 13th, 2013 @ 12:48am CDT
Nemesis Destron wrote:Yeah I will take Goldfire, Goldbug, Hoist, and Trailcutter thank you. Bumblebee looks better on the pegs as usual. :P :VEHI:
When has Bumblebee ever looked good on the pegs, lately? ;) :P
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