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au x Transformers Mobile Phone Figures Discussion Thread

Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:56 pm

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As we all know, it is the 10th anniversary of the 2007 live action Transformers movie. And while we may already have a line from Takara dedicated to the best Transformers of the movies and a line from Hasbro that includes Masterpiece versions of the 2007 movie guys (so far), this little celebration comes a bit out of left field. Like, against the home run post left field.

figsoku has showed us our first look at a new group of Transformers meant to celebrate the 10th anniversary, but in a way no one saw coming. These new Transformers all turn into cell phones and fully posable robots! The 3 figures that are receiving this treatment are Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Megatron, and all 3 will turn from identical robot modes with different heads into identical phones with fancy colors and it appears some sorts of gadgets as well as some nice little easter egg detailing.

These 3 figures are available separately for ¥5,400 or ¥16,200 for all 3, which comes to about $48 and $144 US dollars respectively. You can check out the images mirrored below, and let us know what you think in the comments section!

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Re: Transformers au-x Mobile Phone Figures Discussion Thread

Postby EmirateXaaron » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:00 pm

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Oh man, this takes me back to the Device Label days. I actually kinda like the way Megatron looks. It's silly, but also pretty neat. I just hope my voicemail isn't spammed with anti-Functionist propaganda. :lol:

Also, it's kinda weird seeing a G1-inspired Bumblebee that's as lanky as this one. Someone get him some beryllium baloney!
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Re: Transformers au-x Mobile Phone Figures Discussion Thread

Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:01 pm

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I really like that Bumblebee. The whole thing is so weird and I love it!
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Re: Transformers au-x Mobile Phone Figures Discussion Thread

Postby primalxconvoy » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:28 pm

This looks like an anniversary of the original AU "dumbphone" devices released around 15 years ago. I also suspect they are being released now to provide income for TT from fans not interested in the upcoming Bayverse toys.I wonder if AU will release wallpapers and suchlike for their actual phones?
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Re: Transformers au-x Mobile Phone Figures Discussion Thread

Postby durroth » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:57 pm

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you guys they transform into cellphones and they come with *TINY CELL PHONES TO HOLD IN THEIR HANDS* OMG I CANT EVEN I WANT ONE OF THESE GUYS
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Re: Transformers au-x Mobile Phone Figures Discussion Thread

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Re: Transformers au-x Mobile Phone Figures Discussion Thread

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Re: Transformers au-x Mobile Phone Figures Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:12 pm

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Thought that was the PlayStation Optimus for a second.
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Re: Transformers au-x Mobile Phone Figures Discussion Thread

Postby Deadput » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:12 pm

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My Mom would love the Optimus Prime one because it looks a bit like a scrabble board in phone mode and scrabble is like her main hobby.


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Re: Transformers au-x Mobile Phone Figures Discussion Thread

Postby Decepticon Stryker » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:29 pm

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EmirateXaaron wrote:Oh man, this takes me back to the Device Label days. I actually kinda like the way Megatron looks. It's silly, but also pretty neat. I just hope my voicemail isn't spammed with anti-Functionist propaganda. :lol:

Also, it's kinda weird seeing a G1-inspired Bumblebee that's as lanky as this one. Someone get him some beryllium baloney!

No no no. He clearly needs some cesium salami.
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Re: Transformers au-x Mobile Phone Figures Discussion Thread

Postby Me Grimlock King » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:05 am

Well these are better than Bandai America's crappy attempt in 2010 for the MMPR Re-versioned toy line Image
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Re: Transformers au-x Mobile Phone Figures Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:10 am

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Re: Transformers au-x Mobile Phone Figures Discussion Thread

Postby Stuartmaximus » Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:17 am

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So...is that Megaphone? lol

anywhoo here's a video
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Re: Transformers au-x Mobile Phone Figures Discussion Thread

Postby primalxconvoy » Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:07 am

Order info (in Japan), I think:

- https://www.makuake.com/project/au-transformers/

Google translated character information:

General Commander - "Infobar" Optimus Prime ("Nishikigoi"):

- This leader of Justice stands up to rescue "INFOBAR", which is a world-renowned pioneer of mobile phone design, and to protect information around the world from the Decepticons!

Passion-red, calm-blue and peaceful-beige are three colors that this peace-loving leader now has incorporated in his Autobot symbol, during the "Infobar Saga".

Intelligence Officer - "Infobar" Bumblebee ("Ichimatsu") :

- This little Autobot can identify any information crisis around the world and rush faster than anyone to save it! His new black and white body is perfect for hiding in the shadows, too, which is befitting for his intelligence missions.

Emperor of Destruction - "INFOBAR" MEGATRON (BUILDING)

Megatron seeks to dominate the world's information bring fear and destruction to everyone! this Emperor of Destruction has chosen Blue, Dark gray and silver for his new form, as these, more mature colour combinations give him, in his mind an "Evil elegance". the world may never see him creep up before he unleashes his Evil plans!

Toy features and Design Elements:

- From "INFOBAR" Featurephone to robot and back!

We thoroughly packed the transformation technology, cultivated from 33 years of design history, into an extremely thin casing of 11 mm.

- Built-in LEDs and Bluetooth enables the toy to display incoming notifications when linked to your smartphone via Bluetooth!

- Includes a mini mobile-phone, which can be held in the robot-mode's hand!

smartphone Bluetooth Technical information.

IOS version:
Supported OS version: Any device running iOS 10.2 or later (Some devices may not work).

Andorid version:
- A Dedicated app will be released for certain Android devices.
- Supported OS version: Android 5.0 or later (Some devices may not work).

- For Android 7.0 and above, this is currently being treated; We will inform you as details become known. (from the 1st of February 2017 onwards)

other points of note:

- Some devices or user-agreements may prohibit use with these toys.
· Environmental factors may affect performance.
· We will inform you about device compatibility as soon as possible.
- Design and specifications are subject to change.
- This product will be sold only for "Makuake".
- product cannot connect to our access the internet or associated online services.
- product comes with "test batteries".
- Successful orders cannot be cancelled.
- Delivery scheduled for the end of September 2017.


(Source: - http://time-space.kddi.com/au-transformers/index.html )
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More Details on au x Transformers Project Infobar Characters, plus Video

Postby Va'al » Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:02 am

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Via fellow Seibertronians primalxconvoy and Stuartmaximus, we have some additional info on the auxTRANSFORMERS collaboration for the transforming mobile phone Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Megatron, as first reported here. Namely, we have a snazzy promotional video courtesy of Japanese phone carrier au, and a lot more details (in machine translation) about the project. Check it all out below!



General Commander - "Infobar" Optimus Prime ("Nishikigoi"):

- This leader of Justice stands up to rescue "INFOBAR", which is a world-renowned pioneer of mobile phone design, and to protect information around the world from the Decepticons!

Passion-red, calm-blue and peaceful-beige are three colors that this peace-loving leader now has incorporated in his Autobot symbol, during the "Infobar Saga".

Intelligence Officer - "Infobar" Bumblebee ("Ichimatsu") :

- This little Autobot can identify any information crisis around the world and rush faster than anyone to save it! His new black and white body is perfect for hiding in the shadows, too, which is befitting for his intelligence missions.

Emperor of Destruction - "INFOBAR" MEGATRON (BUILDING)

Megatron seeks to dominate the world's information bring fear and destruction to everyone! this Emperor of Destruction has chosen Blue, Dark gray and silver for his new form, as these, more mature colour combinations give him, in his mind an "Evil elegance". the world may never see him creep up before he unleashes his Evil plans!

Toy features and Design Elements:

- From "INFOBAR" Featurephone to robot and back!

We thoroughly packed the transformation technology, cultivated from 33 years of design history, into an extremely thin casing of 11 mm.

- Built-in LEDs and Bluetooth enables the toy to display incoming notifications when linked to your smartphone via Bluetooth!

- Includes a mini mobile-phone, which can be held in the robot-mode's hand!

smartphone Bluetooth Technical information.

IOS version:
Supported OS version: Any device running iOS 10.2 or later (Some devices may not work).

Andorid version:
- A Dedicated app will be released for certain Android devices.
- Supported OS version: Android 5.0 or later (Some devices may not work).

- For Android 7.0 and above, this is currently being treated; We will inform you as details become known. (from the 1st of February 2017 onwards)

other points of note:

- Some devices or user-agreements may prohibit use with these toys.
· Environmental factors may affect performance.
· We will inform you about device compatibility as soon as possible.
- Design and specifications are subject to change.
- This product will be sold only for "Makuake".
- product cannot connect to our access the internet or associated online services.
- product comes with "test batteries".
- Successful orders cannot be cancelled.
- Delivery scheduled for the end of September 2017.


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Re: au x Transformers Mobile Phone Figures Discussion Thread

Postby primalxconvoy » Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:09 am

Seems that someone at Takara also showed off the transformation:

- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hh0lvgmEyio
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Re: au x Transformers Mobile Phone Figures Discussion Thread

Postby Stuartmaximus » Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:25 am

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Hopefully those will get great reception :-P
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Re: Transformers au-x Mobile Phone Figures Discussion Thread

Postby EmirateXaaron » Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:59 am

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I believe you are mistaken, sir. He clearly needs some beryllium baloney.
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Re: au x Transformers Mobile Phone Figures Discussion Thread

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:10 am

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Re: au x Transformers Mobile Phone Figures Discussion Thread

Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:37 am

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I got called old for saying I liked that Bumblebee in an Earth Wars chat. The lad was 16. He called me old. >:oP
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Re: au x Transformers Mobile Phone Figures Discussion Thread

Postby transformnerd114 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:21 pm

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The Megatron one looks pretty cool, but I'm not digging the others' color schemes. I mean Bee is okay, I guess, but that's mostly because it's consistent. Optimus however...Well, let's just say it's not for me. I would like to know more about these guys before I make a final decision, but they seem promising. :BLEND:
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Re: Transformers au-x Mobile Phone Figures Discussion Thread

Postby Emerje » Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:53 am

primalxconvoy wrote:Order info (in Japan), I think:

- https://www.makuake.com/project/au-transformers/

Kinda, it's actually a crowd funding page. What's crazy is the project still has 54 days left (as of right now) and has raised 11,793,600 JPY (US$104,233) for the original goal of 1,000,000 JPY (US$8,838) from 1,318 people.

Pretty sure they only referenced the movie because of how realistic the toy looks compared to the original Infobar phone from 2003. Looks like the only thing the bluetooth does is make the LED blink when you get a call... kinda not worth the cost of the electronics. Bot mode is 6 inches, but it's slight shorter than phone mode is long.

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