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Re: Tokyo Toy Show Coverage: Transformers Cloud Rodimus and Shockwave

Postby Va'al » Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:59 am

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Sideshow Sideswipe wrote:SO nobody is going to mention that it's clearly the star saber prototype under magnus down there?

Also on some other TF site that won't be named, there is a clear shot of Star Saber with a sign that CLEARLY shows 'no pictures'. LOL.


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Re: Tokyo Toy Show Coverage: Transformers Cloud Rodimus and Shockwave

Postby leakin' lubricant » Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:16 am

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Then why include it in the first place? As I said unnecessary.
Because he had it on his back in the cartoon:

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And it's not like the tire doesn't go anywhere in altmode:

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Never really saw that as a spare wheel, isnt it supposed to mirror mold marks from the original toy?

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Besides the animation model doesnt have half of his roof hanging of his back. I just think they could have handeld his tranformation a little better, a this juncture I would say ToyWorld Bii looks tons better than this. he certainly has a cleaner bot mode.
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Re: Tokyo Toy Show Coverage: Transformers Cloud Rodimus and Shockwave

Postby Cyberpath » Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:01 am

It actaully looks like a clean robot-mode to me. By itself, and certainly compared to older iterations.

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TW03BII also has a back piece and it looks even more prominent.

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Additionally TW03BII is missing nearly all the windshields around his torso, his hips aren't yellow, and head isn't cartoon-accurate (copied from Henkei it seems.) It does look like a cool toy, but I think MP-21 is "it."
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Re: Tokyo Toy Show Coverage: Transformers Cloud Rodimus and Shockwave

Postby Gallifreyan Autobot » Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:09 am

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i would love to have some of these but with import cost it makes it too expensive plus they would add nicely in my assortment :BOT: :BOWDOWN:
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Re: Tokyo Toy Show Coverage: Transformers Cloud Rodimus and Shockwave

Postby leakin' lubricant » Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:10 am

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Cyberpath wrote:It actaully looks like a clean robot-mode to me. By itself, and certainly compared to older iterations.

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TW03BII also has a back piece and it looks even more prominent.

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Additionally TW03BII is missing nearly all the windshields around his torso, his hips aren't yellow, and head isn't cartoon-accurate (copied from Henkei it seems.) It does look like a cool toy, but I think MP-21 is "it."


I agree it is head and shoulders above the Classics mold, and I suppose this is a case of each to their own, but I still feel that Bii wins out in terms of the final product, BTW the side on view of Bii is slightly mistransformed, the back pack does tab in a little more than that resulting in a slighlty more streamlined look.
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Transformers Cloud TFC-A03 Hot Rodimus and TFC-D03 Shockwave Price Details and Package Art

Postby Mindmaster » Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:09 am

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With the Takara Toy Fair craze still going on, we have some pricing details of the recently revealed Cloud TFC-A03 Hot Rodimus and TFC-D03 Shockwave! According to Takara Tomy representatives who were present at the showroom, both figures will be individually priced at 5,940 Yen, which is roughly $54 US dollars, a considerably cheaper price than previous entries to the Cloud series.

Also revealed is the package art for the pair, which has been mirrored below!

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To recap, Hot Rodimus is a redeco of Generations Springer, and Shockwave is a redeco of Generations Whirl.
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Re: Tokyo Toy Show Coverage: Transformers Cloud Rodimus and Shockwave

Postby Optimizzy » Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:22 am

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those...aren't bad prices.

had the others been around $60 I may have ben more tempted to get them.
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I prefer official Hasbro releases of stuff for the most part
I'm not a huge fan of Japanese original Transformers media or designs.
It's easier for me to say which are my LEAST favorite toy lines: Beast Machines, Robots in Disguise.
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Re: Tokyo Toy Show Coverage: Transformers Cloud Rodimus and Shockwave

Postby megatronus » Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:52 am

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That's almost half the price in US dollars! What was the original price in Yen? Is the price difference for the Japanese as severe, or are we just suffering from US retailer markup?
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Re: Tokyo Toy Show Coverage: Transformers Cloud Rodimus and Shockwave

Postby Megatron Wolf » Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:22 pm

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i really want rodimus but thats to much, by the time every thing is said & done itll wind up being $70 or $80
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Re: Tokyo Toy Show Coverage: Transformers Cloud Rodimus and Shockwave

Postby MGrotusque » Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:36 pm

That has to be toe worst mold you could possibly pick for Shockwave. It's ridiculous actually.
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Re: Tokyo Toy Show Coverage: Transformers Cloud Rodimus and Shockwave

Postby Optimizzy » Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:31 pm

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megatronus wrote:That's almost half the price in US dollars! What was the original price in Yen? Is the price difference for the Japanese as severe, or are we just suffering from US retailer markup?



I had to look it up.

I think it must be. They went for the same price over there. I still don't know why they were marked up so high here. I'm not a big fan of the "$20 mold going for $60" trick though. I like paint aps, but I mean these were nothing really special.
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Re: Tokyo Toy Show Coverage: Transformers Cloud Rodimus and Shockwave

Postby Torneira » Sat Jun 14, 2014 4:05 pm

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And then put the prototypes up for auction on E-bay hehe :twisted:


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Re: Tokyo Toy Show Coverage: Transformers Cloud, Ultra Magnus, Star Saber and More

Postby REMINATOR » Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:54 pm

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Re: Tokyo Toy Show Coverage: Transformers Cloud Rodimus and Shockwave

Postby mooncake623 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:44 am

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I agree it is head and shoulders above the Classics mold, and I suppose this is a case of each to their own, but I still feel that Bii wins out in terms of the final product, BTW the side on view of Bii is slightly mistransformed, the back pack does tab in a little more than that resulting in a slighlty more streamlined look.


How can you say that when the Masterpiece is not even out? Also let's not forget we're also getting Spike with him for around $50 while Toyworld bii is $70 bucks...
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New Offical images of Cloud Rodimus and Shockwave, Prime Ultra Magnus teased

Postby mooncake623 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:31 am

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Thanks To takaratomymall and e-hobby we get official images of the new Cloud Rodimus and Shockwave figures. Rodimus is a repaint of the ever popular Generations voyager Springer and Shockwave is a repaint of the more recent voyager Whirl figure that was just released earlier this year.

Takaratomymall also added a part of the Transformers Cloud Story to their site and an art image where Prime Ultra Magnus is teased?

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Re: Tokyo Toy Show Coverage: Transformers Cloud, Ultra Magnus, Star Saber and More

Postby DecepticonFinishline » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:40 am

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Dude! I WANT that SHOCKWAVE!!!

And that giant cannon mode! So baller!

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Re: Tokyo Toy Show Coverage: Transformers Cloud, Ultra Magnus, Star Saber and More

Postby griftimus prime » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:41 am

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bunch of repaints. i have springer sandstorm and whirl. im good.
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Re: Tokyo Toy Show Coverage: Transformers Cloud, Ultra Magnus, Star Saber and More

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:44 am

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Welp, looks like Beast Hunters Ultra Magnus will be repurposed as Cloud Ultra Magnus, for these reasons:

1) In Japan, Ultra Magnus never appeared in Prime in that form, as Beast Hunters was replaced by GO!
2) Cloud mainly consists of figures "skipped" for the main Jspanese lines: GDO Megatron and Brawn, Gen. Doubledealer and Whirl never had a Japanese release until Cloud. That will include Beast Hunters Ultra Magnus.

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Re: Tokyo Toy Show Coverage: Transformers Cloud, Ultra Magnus, Star Saber and More

Postby mblase75 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:45 am

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I know what this pose is supposed to be, and it still doesn't look like that at all.
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Re: Tokyo Toy Show Coverage: Transformers Cloud, Ultra Magnus, Star Saber and More

Postby megatronus » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:52 am

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mblase75 wrote:Image

I know what this pose is supposed to be, and it still doesn't look like that at all.

I think X needs to change his sig pic.
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Re: Tokyo Toy Show Coverage: Transformers Cloud, Ultra Magnus, Star Saber and More

Postby Rodimus Prime » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:52 am

I don't like either of these molds, and the purple just makes it look even worse on Shockwave. I wish the Springer mold wouldn't be so damn lanky. I do like the colors for Rodimus, if I do get it, it'll probably be displayed in car mode.
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Re: Tokyo Toy Show Coverage: Transformers Cloud, Ultra Magnus, Star Saber and More

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Re: Tokyo Toy Show Coverage: Transformers Cloud, Ultra Magnus, Star Saber and More

Postby Counterpunch » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:34 am

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Rodimus looks so good! #hype.jpg

Now, who is that green haired lil lady? >:oP
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Re: Tokyo Toy Show Coverage: Transformers Cloud, Ultra Magnus, Star Saber and More

Postby mooncake623 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:34 am

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Re: Tokyo Toy Show Coverage: Transformers Cloud, Ultra Magnus, Star Saber and More

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