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Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave

Transformers News: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave

Monday, July 14th, 2014 4:22AM CDT

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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.


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Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1591843)
Posted by duoduotea on July 19th, 2014 @ 4:14pm CDT
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1592279)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 21st, 2014 @ 1:38pm CDT
Come on, everybody, let's have a sing-along! :POWERPUFF:

Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (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)?
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1592309)
Posted by Samsonator on July 21st, 2014 @ 3:14pm CDT
Once again, Takara Tomy steps in to make a garbage toy look less garbage. That Galvatron almost looks buyable.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1592316)
Posted by Delta Magnus on July 21st, 2014 @ 3:42pm CDT
Samsonator wrote:Once again, Takara Tomy steps in to make a garbage toy look less garbage. That Galvatron almost looks buyable.


Believe it or not, it's not the backpack that puts me off buying it. It's the V-crotch arrangement with the hip ratchets.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1592347)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on July 21st, 2014 @ 6:27pm CDT
It's funny to me how when Hasbro puts chrome onto random parts of their figures, Takara is REMOVING it. Usually it's the other way around.

I've been trying to figure out what it is about Galvatron that looks familiar in a way. I just put my finger on it! He looks like a minotaur! He's got feet that look like cloven hooves, and his helmet looks a lot like a set of horns from the front.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1592375)
Posted by Siger on July 21st, 2014 @ 8:41pm CDT
Metro Prime wrote:
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.

No, it's the ass-pack of doom. Proportionally speaking it's just a tad worse than the first edition for me.

Sabrblade's video cracked me up so much. What the hell was I watching? :lol:
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1592408)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 21st, 2014 @ 10:58pm CDT
Siger wrote:Sabrblade's video cracked me up so much. What the hell was I watching? :lol:
Just another typical TakaraTomy Transformers ad for the collector-based Japanese market. ;)
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1592431)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 22nd, 2014 @ 12:50am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Siger wrote:Sabrblade's video cracked me up so much. What the hell was I watching? :lol:
Just another typical TakaraTomy Transformers ad for the collector-based Japanese market. ;)


That was the greatest video I've ever seen. Better than Bohemian Rhapsody
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1592432)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 22nd, 2014 @ 12:53am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Siger wrote:Sabrblade's video cracked me up so much. What the hell was I watching? :lol:
Just another typical TakaraTomy Transformers ad for the collector-based Japanese market. ;)


That was the greatest video I've ever seen. Better than Bohemian Rhapsody
And I'll post it again for those who missed it. :D

Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1592455)
Posted by noctorro on July 22nd, 2014 @ 5:31am CDT
That battle command Prime looks great from the front. Can the backpack easily be detached?
He has the best scale of all 3 Modern Primes.
That commercial... people get murdered in the movie. They should play that as background music during the killing.

hopefully Hasbro will also make a voyager modern Prime. Evasion is amazing!
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1592555)
Posted by Delta Magnus on July 22nd, 2014 @ 12:45pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Siger wrote:Sabrblade's video cracked me up so much. What the hell was I watching? :lol:
Just another typical TakaraTomy Transformers ad for the collector-based Japanese market. ;)


That was the greatest video I've ever seen. Better than Bohemian Rhapsody
And I'll post it again for those who missed it. :D




This is the best thing in the history of the franchise. Period.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1592556)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 22nd, 2014 @ 12:47pm CDT
We should all have a sing-along next Seibertron meetup. :lol:
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1592559)
Posted by Delta Magnus on July 22nd, 2014 @ 12:51pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:We should all have a sing-along next Seibertron meetup. :lol:


I really hope I have the opportunity to be there if that goes ahead. It's just...so...happy.

I almost want to buy the one-step changers now. Almost.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1592562)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 22nd, 2014 @ 1:00pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:We should all have a sing-along next Seibertron meetup. :lol:


I really hope I have the opportunity to be there if that goes ahead. It's just...so...happy.
It's even about as happy as the Song of BeCool:

Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1592566)
Posted by Delta Magnus on July 22nd, 2014 @ 1:08pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:We should all have a sing-along next Seibertron meetup. :lol:


I really hope I have the opportunity to be there if that goes ahead. It's just...so...happy.
It's even about as happy as the Song of BeCool:




Are you trying to kill me with cuteness? :shock:

Takara truly has the best commercials ever. I actually want to buy Bot Shots now. Other marketers could learn a lot from them.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1592568)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 22nd, 2014 @ 1:10pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:Are you trying to kill me with cuteness? :shock:
This whole brand could use a heavy dose of it. :lol: :twisted:
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1592571)
Posted by Delta Magnus on July 22nd, 2014 @ 1:18pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:Are you trying to kill me with cuteness? :shock:
This whole brand could use a heavy dose of it. :lol: :twisted:


Indeed. I think I'm going to buy AoE Optimus Prime and stick some googly eyes on his windscreen now.

But yeah, I do think we could do with a slightly sillier take on the Transformers. I haven't watched past the first ep of Prime, but from what I'm aware it was quite grim and serious as Transfoers shows go, much like the latter bits of Beast Wars (and like BW it was also pretty awesome) and AoE was pretty bloody depressing. The last "silly" show we had was Animated (which I really need to watch). Maybe the next Transformers cartoon should be done by the Japanese? We haven't had a "main" Transformers anime series since Cybertron (Go! doesn't count as it wasn't released here). RID from what I'm aware (never watched it...) was a little bit too silly, but did have some very funny moments (such as any time Sky-Byte was on the screen). I'd like to see something similar to RID done again- a 2D Transformers anime with an overall humourous tone- perhaps affectionately mocking the sillier bits of the franchise (the absurd scale issues, blatant toy-pushing, some of the crappier series like Energon and, umm, Kiss Players)...

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