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Transformers Go! Preview Footage from Tokyo Toy Show

Transformers News: Transformers Go! Preview Footage from Tokyo Toy Show

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 2:02PM CDT

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Nico Nico Doga has posted footage of Takara Tomy's upcoming Transformers Go! OVA that was shown over the past weekend at the Tokyo Toy Show. The preview clip clocks in at just under 10 minutes and features the Swordbot Samurai team of Kenzan, Jinbu, and Ganoh. Sorry, no embed is availalbe, but the clip can viewed by clicking here.
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Re: Transformers Go! Preview Footage from Tokyo Toy Show (1496389)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 18th, 2013 @ 8:22pm CDT
BUDORA!!!!!!!!! :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:

OPTIMUS!!!! IN HIS BEAST HUNTERS BODY!!!!! Drawn in the Go! art style too! Beast Hunter Optimus is going to be in this show to some extent! :michaelbay: :michaelbay:

ALL the Predacons get screentime in this show! 8)

Gekisomaru's voice sounds a little funny.

Hishomaru's animation model makes his toy's beat mode look somewhat decent.

All three Sanjou Gattai look AWESOME! Am sad that the Shinobi Team didn't get shown off like the Samurai Team did.

Can anyone here who hasa better understanding of Japanese note if anything particularly specific that might be worth pointing out was spoken of in this video? ;)
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Posted by Sabrblade on June 18th, 2013 @ 11:16pm CDT
O hai, Optimus.

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Re: Transformers Go! Preview Footage from Tokyo Toy Show (1496740)
Posted by Hotrodimust on June 20th, 2013 @ 10:28am CDT
When I first seen the figures I didn't care for them but after seeing this I kinda like how the look just like they do in the show
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Posted by Sabrblade on June 21st, 2013 @ 6:57pm CDT
Brand spankin' new video for the cartoon:

Re: Transformers Go! Preview Footage from Tokyo Toy Show (1497316)
Posted by El Duque on June 22nd, 2013 @ 10:47am CDT
The Takara Tomy YouTube channel has uploaded a new clip from their forthcoming Transformers Go! DVD series, which will be split between TV Boy and TV Magazine. TheThe Swordbot Samurai team DVDs will come with TV Boy, the Swordbot Shinobi team DVD' will come with TV Magazine.

The clip features the Swordbot Samurai Team taking to the Budora (aka Takara Tomy's red repaint of Grimwing). Check out the video embedded below.

Re: Transformers Go! Preview Footage from Tokyo Toy Show (1497318)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 22nd, 2013 @ 10:54am CDT
So the series is split between the two Magazines: Samurai goes to TV Boy and Shinobi to TV Magazine. Clever.
Re: Transformers Go! Preview Footage from Tokyo Toy Show (1497329)
Posted by El Duque on June 22nd, 2013 @ 11:45am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:So the series is split between the two Magazines: Samurai goes to TV Boy and Shinobi to TV Magazine. Clever.


Thanks! ;)
Re: Transformers Go! Preview Footage from Tokyo Toy Show (1497340)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 22nd, 2013 @ 12:38pm CDT
El Duque wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:So the series is split between the two Magazines: Samurai goes to TV Boy and Shinobi to TV Magazine. Clever.


Thanks! ;)


You're welcome, but... You do realise my observations can't be 100% correct all the time, right? I'm just dying here waiting for someone to correct me :lol:
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Posted by Trikeboy on June 22nd, 2013 @ 12:50pm CDT
so, the animation models don't have hips in their armpits? Total pass :grin:
Re: Transformers Go! Preview Footage from Tokyo Toy Show (1497348)
Posted by El Duque on June 22nd, 2013 @ 12:57pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
El Duque wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:So the series is split between the two Magazines: Samurai goes to TV Boy and Shinobi to TV Magazine. Clever.


Thanks! ;)


You're welcome, but... You do realise my observations can't be 100% correct all the time, right? I'm just dying here waiting for someone to correct me :lol:


Oh I know, but if you have any knowledge of the Japanese language you're miles ahead of me! Anytime I post anything Japanese I await you and Sabrblade to let me know where I've gone astray.
Re: Transformers Go! Preview Footage from Tokyo Toy Show (1497420)
Posted by ArmadaPrime on June 22nd, 2013 @ 5:35pm CDT
at 0:24 -am I the only one who could swear that old man is shigemori sumimura, from the manga/anime kekkaishi?
Re: Transformers Go! Preview Footage from Tokyo Toy Show (1498622)
Posted by Va'al on June 28th, 2013 @ 7:52am CDT
The Takara Tomy YouTube channel has uploaded yet another video to promote the Transformers Go! animation. The clip features most of the characters we have already seen, with the addition of Autobot leader Optimus Prime, in his Beast Hunters jetpacked incarnation.

Take a look at the embedded video below!

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Posted by Triptykon on June 28th, 2013 @ 9:22am CDT
I cant get a few of the comments pages to load, so excuse this question if it has been answered or asked already....but do we know when this series is to air? My son and I are hyped after watching this promo :) :KREMZEEK:
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Posted by Sabrblade on June 28th, 2013 @ 9:33am CDT
Triptykon wrote:I cant get a few of the comments pages to load, so excuse this question if it has been answered or asked already....but do we know when this series is to air? My son and I are hyped after watching this promo :) :KREMZEEK:
It's a direct-to-DVD series with each episode being included with Japanese magazines. All episodes for the Swordbot Samurai Team come with TV-Kun Magazine, while all episodes for the Swordbot Shinobi Team come with TV Magazine. We know not how long each episode will be, how many there will be, or exactly when they will come out, IIRC.
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Posted by That Bot on June 28th, 2013 @ 12:49pm CDT
So the only animation in that clip was when of the Swordbot team. The rest were still frame pans and zooms. Clearly this will be a landmark achievement in animated entertainment.
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Posted by Mindmaster on June 28th, 2013 @ 2:42pm CDT
Is it just me, or does Tweedie the Derpy Bird sound female?
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Posted by optibot360 on June 28th, 2013 @ 3:18pm CDT
This could be a legit cartoon series.
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 28th, 2013 @ 4:29pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Is it just me, or does Tweedie the Derpy Bird sound female?


It's you, Japanese females have a much higher pitch than that. The pitches of the Shinobi Team is indeed slightly higher, which shows they're younger and more free-spirited than their Samurai counterparts.
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Posted by Mindmaster on June 28th, 2013 @ 4:31pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Is it just me, or does Tweedie the Derpy Bird sound female?


It's you, Japanese females have a much higher pitch than that. The pitches of the Shinobi Team is indeed slightly higher, which shows they're younger and more free-spirited than their Samurai counterparts.


Okay, so it was me. Thanks, Jelze! ;)
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Posted by Mindmaster on June 28th, 2013 @ 4:37pm CDT
optibot360 wrote:This could be a legit cartoon series.


It is a legit cartoon series. ;) Exclusive to Japan, as far as we know.
Re: Transformers Go! Preview Footage from Tokyo Toy Show (1498785)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on June 28th, 2013 @ 5:44pm CDT
utter garbage. :SICK:
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Posted by VirusCarnage on June 28th, 2013 @ 5:47pm CDT
Doubledealer93 wrote:utter garbage. :SICK:

Care to elaborate?
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Posted by Sodan-1 on June 28th, 2013 @ 5:54pm CDT
Argh! The animation models look so good. Why do the figures have to suck so bad? :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:
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Posted by T-Macksimus on June 28th, 2013 @ 10:25pm CDT
viruscarnage wrote:
Doubledealer93 wrote:utter garbage. :SICK:

Care to elaborate?


Pretty sure he forget the key phrase "In my opinion..."

I dis on stuff here all the time (mostly because I'm just a cynical ***hole and can't seem to keep my mouth shut) but I always make sure to cover my butt and say that I'm only expressing my opinion.
Except in the case above where I said I was a cynical ***hole. That's pretty much a proven fact and any number of members on here will whole-heartedly agree. ;)
Re: Transformers Go! Preview Footage from Tokyo Toy Show (1498958)
Posted by Triptykon on June 29th, 2013 @ 12:37am CDT
Thank you for the info :) Hopefully someone can get these and up them somewhere.
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Posted by wewyllenium on June 29th, 2013 @ 7:46am CDT
So My Beast Hunters Voyager Prime is actually a Japanese Transformers... No wonder the toy bears no resemblance to the CG. A cheap move by Hasbro IMO. :(
Re: Transformers Go! Preview Footage from Tokyo Toy Show (1499041)
Posted by That Bot on June 29th, 2013 @ 8:40am CDT
No resemblance? Besides the head and the ab spikes, and some coloring issues, it looks exactly like the CG model. And frankly I can let that slide because CHEST SPIKES. SPIKE TRUCK. RAH.
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Posted by wewyllenium on June 29th, 2013 @ 9:31pm CDT
That Bot wrote:No resemblance? Besides the head and the ab spikes, and some coloring issues, it looks exactly like the CG model. And frankly I can let that slide because CHEST SPIKES. SPIKE TRUCK. RAH.


"Exactly" yet you acknowledge differences. Your comment contradicts itself. Good on you mate. :D
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Posted by That Bot on June 29th, 2013 @ 10:51pm CDT
Small differences that you really shouldn't allow to get to you. SPIKE TRUCK. For what it's worth, I concur with Walky's review of him, and I find any complaints to be Spockwave levels of illogical.
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Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 6th, 2013 @ 3:15pm CDT
Hobbybase has posted many screen shots from the first episode of Transformers Go! These screen shots feature many Predacons in their first animated appearances. Check out the screen shot below.

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Re: Transformers Go! Preview Footage from Tokyo Toy Show (1501162)
Posted by KirbyForce1 on July 6th, 2013 @ 3:54pm CDT
I'm kinda confused.
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Posted by RAcast on July 6th, 2013 @ 3:58pm CDT
KirbyForce1 wrote:I'm kinda confused.

What about?

Transformers Go! is comparable to Beast Wars II/Neo, it's a filler series that takes place in an existing time frame and universe.

Basically, Go! is going to take place after (presumably) the end of TF:Prime Beast Hunters.
Re: Transformers Go! Preview Footage from Tokyo Toy Show (1501166)
Posted by Mkall on July 6th, 2013 @ 4:14pm CDT
I hope it gets subbed soon. It looks cool. I'm sure the story will be pretty campy and formulaic, but it would still be a fun way to kill some time.
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Posted by Neurie on July 6th, 2013 @ 5:40pm CDT
I thought Transformers Go was a parallel universe with TF Prime Optimus talking to the Go Autobots through a Transwarp communicator?

Or perhaps I misread something with that Japanese preview show.

Either way looks fun.
Re: Transformers Go! Preview Footage from Tokyo Toy Show (1501187)
Posted by Metrosuplex on July 6th, 2013 @ 6:02pm CDT
Looks interesting, but the back and forth between traditional animation and CG is a little jarring. I understand human characters as traditional, but why is Optimus non-CG in that last pic??? :???:

Ehhh, I would have thought the Pred's would be smaller, but it looks like they're going for Gojira scale! :roll:
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Posted by RAcast on July 6th, 2013 @ 6:09pm CDT
Neurie wrote:I thought Transformers Go was a parallel universe with TF Prime Optimus talking to the Go Autobots through a Transwarp communicator?

Or perhaps I misread something with that Japanese preview show.

Either way looks fun.

Or that! I honestly hadn't heard any plot details previously, my bad!
Re: Transformers Go! Preview Footage from Tokyo Toy Show (1501195)
Posted by Noideaforaname on July 6th, 2013 @ 6:24pm CDT
I can't help but think of Energon and Cybertron, where the TFs are so ridiculously toy-accurate they lack that certain amount of life you get when you take some artistic licenses. Plus the whole CG robots in a traditionally animated world.
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Posted by ausbot on July 6th, 2013 @ 6:25pm CDT
I really hope this gets translated into English, it looks interesting.
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Posted by Sabrblade on July 6th, 2013 @ 7:10pm CDT
There's always something interesting posted whenever I'm work.

Mkall wrote:I hope it gets subbed soon. It looks cool. I'm sure the story will be pretty campy and formulaic, but it would still be a fun way to kill some time.
I hope so too. We just need to find a fansubbing group willing to get it subbed.

Neurie wrote:I thought Transformers Go was a parallel universe with TF Prime Optimus talking to the Go Autobots through a Transwarp communicator?

Or perhaps I misread something with that Japanese preview show.

Either way looks fun.
LOLwut? :lol:

It's set after Beast Hunters.

Basically, after the Autobots of Team Prime defeat Dragotron (Predaking), they have to leave Earth to fight other Predacons scattered across the cosmos. However, there still remain some other Predacons running amok on Earth, these being the Oni Army Predacons. Since Team Prime is offworld, Optimus assigns two teams of new Autobots, the Swordbot Samurai Team and the Swordbot Shinobi Team, to deal with these Earthbound Predacons.

ausbot wrote:I really hope this gets translated into English, it looks interesting.
Doubtful. Best we can hope for is a fansubbed version.
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Posted by hinomars19 on July 6th, 2013 @ 9:15pm CDT
Metrosuplex wrote:Looks interesting, but the back and forth between traditional animation and CG is a little jarring. I understand human characters as traditional, but why is Optimus non-CG in that last pic??? :???:

Ehhh, I would have thought the Pred's would be smaller, but it looks like they're going for Gojira scale! :roll:


Oh you, mentioning Gojira because we are talking about something Japanese :P
Are they not standard size? The big guy in the top pic is...OK still don't know his name, but it's the re-paint of Abominus. Combiners mean big, right? So fair play

Those are not high rises the rest of them stand just a head taller than, they are normal houses, so I guess they are about as tall as Prime/ megatron would be. Not giants on the scale of Kaiju.

And Optimus is CG in that pic, it's cel shading like the rest. Although he does look different to the others. Maybe a lower quality model since he doesn't do that much?
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Posted by Sabrblade on July 6th, 2013 @ 9:41pm CDT
hinomars19 wrote:Are they not standard size? The big guy in the top pic is...OK still don't know his name, but it's the re-paint of Abominus.
Goradora.
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Posted by Heckfire on July 6th, 2013 @ 10:14pm CDT
That blank stare on Op's face in the last pic, like he just looked at the episode and is just "What."

...grammar. I has it.

EDIT: Huh...the disk in the 8th screenie looks kinda like the top of the data-disk forms of the FOC Deployers. Wonder if they're gonna be in the series?
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Posted by Sabrblade on July 6th, 2013 @ 10:24pm CDT
Heckfire wrote:EDIT: Huh...the disk in the 8th screenie looks kinda like the top of the data-disk forms of the FOC Deployers. Wonder if they're gonna be in the series?
That's a Legendisc. They're designed to look kinda like the Generations Data Discs.
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Posted by Mindmaster on July 6th, 2013 @ 10:26pm CDT
Speaking of Optimus: I can't help but see Animated Optimus Prime's disturbed face when he learned how humans reproduce when I see that blank stare of Prime Optimus Prime's.

I mean, seriously.

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Posted by Sabrblade on July 6th, 2013 @ 11:26pm CDT
Episode 1 video clips, unsubbed Japanese raw:

This video looks like it could be either a promo for the show or the opening, but it uses the wrong audio. The song is the second season opening to the Tokusatu series Ryukendo, instead of the actual theme song for this series. - http://nicoviewer.net/sm21234208

Revival/awakening of the Oni Army Predacons - http://nicoviewer.net/sm21266053

Predacons attack Isami and his grandfather, trying to steal a Legendisc - http://nicoviewer.net/sm21266107

Budora and Gaidora transform - http://nicoviewer.net/sm21239976

Swordbot Samurai Team members all Sanjou Gattai and fight Goradora, Budora, and Gaidora - http://nicoviewer.net/sm21254859
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Posted by rockman_fan on July 7th, 2013 @ 12:06am CDT
im getting horrible flashbacks to RID. and energon :SICK:
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Posted by That Bot on July 7th, 2013 @ 1:39am CDT
http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/BQFI_9W_dNU/
Full episode. I think. I haven't actually watched it yet, I'm not bored enough.
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Posted by optibot360 on July 7th, 2013 @ 10:04am CDT
That Bot wrote:http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/BQFI_9W_dNU/
Full episode. I think. I haven't actually watched it yet, I'm not bored enough.


Wtf did I just watch?
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Posted by YRQRM0 on July 7th, 2013 @ 11:45am CDT
Just skimmed through, I could really get into a show of this style. Makes me want to watch Cybertron again, haha. Wish I could understand what they were saying though.

Oh, and Optimus literally doesn't move, hence his 2D appearance.
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Posted by Mindmaster on July 7th, 2013 @ 12:55pm CDT
Just finished watching it. Definitely harkens back to Cybertron/Galaxy Force's way of animation. Only thing that bothers me is the fact that the robots' mouths don't move when they speak.

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