Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 9:00pm CDT

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We all know this year is the thirtieth anniversary of a certain franchise concerning two warring factions of alien robots that are more than meets the eye. Japanese toy magazine Figure King is definitely well aware of that. So what did they do? Thanks to Seibertron.com user Powered Convoy, we have high-resolution scans of the 196th issue of Figure King, which dedicates over thirty pages to the Transformers! The scans are choc-full of Transformers shenanigans, from Generation One to Age of Extinction, and even has some miscellaneous subjects, such as the recently-revealed Optimus Prime transforming pen and a handful of sketches of the upcoming Masterpiece Star Saber! The scans have been mirrored from AllSpark.com below for your viewing convenience.

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers

Credit(s): Powered Convoy


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Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers (1577835)
Posted by BumbleDouche on May 28th, 2014 @ 9:37pm CDT
LOL @ "GLIMROCK"
Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers (1577845)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 28th, 2014 @ 9:48pm CDT
So that's where MP Bumble's spare tire goes in vehicle mode.
Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers (1577847)
Posted by wewyllenium on May 28th, 2014 @ 9:56pm CDT
Okawara FTW :D
Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers (1577853)
Posted by Gallifreyan Autobot on May 28th, 2014 @ 10:28pm CDT
Just a little FYI why is tf prime in the movieverse unless it is a new time line placing tf prime right after the events of the movie and soforth :-? :KREMZEEK:
Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers (1577861)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 28th, 2014 @ 11:04pm CDT
Autobot tap out wrote:Just a little FYI why is tf prime in the movieverse unless it is a new time line placing tf prime right after the events of the movie and soforth :-? :KREMZEEK:
Are you referring to these pages?

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If so, those aren't single timelines. There are five "timelines" listed on these two pages:
  • WORLD LINE G1: Generation 1
  • WORLD LIKE G1: Beast Wars
  • WORLD LINE MICRONE: Micron Trilogy
  • WORLD LINE EX: (I can't make out the subheading for this one since part of it is cut off)
  • WORLD LINE MOVIE: Movie Series
Since the Japanese read pages from right-to-left, the start of each timeline is on the right side of each page, rather than the left.

The Prime Optimus Primes are in the third "World Line", which also contains Animated Optimus, suggesting that this one is not as formal a timeline as the others, grouping together the few oddball series that don't belong in larger timelines for organizational purposes.

Though, as for the three purple texted timelines labeled "GENERATION 1 TIMELINE", "MICRONE TIMELINE", and "MOVIE TIMELINE", these seem to be separate from the other five "World Lines", chronicling the fictional timeline events of the three biggest TF continuities in Japan: G1, the Unicron Trilogy, and the Movies. They appear to be mostly independent from the "World Lines" with the pictures of the leaders.

So, in other words, Prime is not in the movieverse. It's just an unfortunate page setup.
Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers (1577872)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 28th, 2014 @ 11:36pm CDT
Any idea who the figure is that's a triple changer? It goes from robot, to dragon, to driller? I'm sure it's a beast era figure.
Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers (1577875)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 28th, 2014 @ 11:43pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Any idea who the figure is that's a triple changer? It goes from robot, to dragon, to driller? I'm sure it's a beast era figure.
Which one? The purple one on this page?

Image

That's Beast Wars II Galvatron - http://www.seibertron.com/transformers-toys/gallery/beast-wars-2/galvatron/98/1/
Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers (1577879)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 28th, 2014 @ 11:53pm CDT
Yup that's who I meant. It's weird a second after I hit submit the name Galvatron popped into my head. Spooky.
Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers (1577882)
Posted by Gallifreyan Autobot on May 28th, 2014 @ 11:59pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Autobot tap out wrote:Just a little FYI why is tf prime in the movieverse unless it is a new time line placing tf prime right after the events of the movie and soforth :-? :KREMZEEK:
Are you referring to these pages?

Image
Image

If so, those aren't single timelines. There are five "timelines" listed on these two pages:
  • WORLD LINE G1: Generation 1
  • WORLD LIKE G1: Beast Wars
  • WORLD LINE MICRONE: Micron Trilogy
  • WORLD LINE EX: (I can't make out the subheading for this one since part of it is cut off)
  • WORLD LINE MOVIE: Movie Series
Since the Japanese read pages from right-to-left, the start of each timeline is on the right side of each page, rather than the left.

The Prime Optimus Primes are in the third "World Line", which also contains Animated Optimus, suggesting that this one is not as formal a timeline as the others, grouping together the few oddball series that don't belong in larger timelines for organizational purposes.

Though, as for the three purple texted timelines labeled "GENERATION 1 TIMELINE", "MICRONE TIMELINE", and "MOVIE TIMELINE", these seem to be separate from the other five "World Lines", chronicling the fictional timeline events of the three biggest TF continuities in Japan: G1, the Unicron Trilogy, and the Movies. They appear to be mostly independent from the "World Lines" with the pictures of the leaders.

So, in other words, Prime is not in the movieverse. It's just an unfortunate page setup.

Thanks for clearing the confusion I couldn't tell wat the page was saying. Maybe someone could find a way to translate the images :BANG_HEAD: :HEADHURTS: :BOWDOWN:
Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers (1577883)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 29th, 2014 @ 12:01am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Yup that's who I meant. It's weird a second after I hit submit the name Galvatron popped into my head. Spooky.
Yeah, he's the Predacon Emperor of Destruction whose mouth is permanently incapable of not grimacing like a Ninja Turtle figure. :P

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Image
Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers (1577904)
Posted by fenrir72 on May 29th, 2014 @ 1:10am CDT
Now that's what you call a toy spread!
Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers (1577906)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 29th, 2014 @ 1:24am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Yup that's who I meant. It's weird a second after I hit submit the name Galvatron popped into my head. Spooky.
Yeah, he's the Predacon Emperor of Destruction whose mouth is permanently incapable of not grimacing like a Ninja Turtle figure. :P

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Image


Constipation is a pain
Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers (1577925)
Posted by Grimlock64 on May 29th, 2014 @ 4:45am CDT
So... what's with the giant screw hole in Grimlock's head on that first image? XD
Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers (1577933)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on May 29th, 2014 @ 5:34am CDT
That's just made me even more hungry for Encore/reissue goodness. Screw Masterpiece I can't afford £100+ for a figure these days, just give me a G1 instead.

Seriously are those stock photo's? there is no way that dude has a G1 Scorponok just sitting on his desk at work right?
Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers (1577960)
Posted by Optimizzy on May 29th, 2014 @ 8:28am CDT
Oh Man, that bumblebee on the first page. Man, I can't wait for his zany escapades! :roll:
Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers (1578068)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 29th, 2014 @ 3:57pm CDT
Grimlock64 wrote:So... what's with the giant screw hole in Grimlock's head on that first image? XD
Masterpiece toy detail. :lol:

MightyMagnus78 wrote:Seriously are those stock photo's? there is no way that dude has a G1 Scorponok just sitting on his desk at work right?
I don't see why he wouldn't. Lots of folks still have their prized G1 possessions. He might even be the guy who designed the figure.
Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers (1578508)
Posted by Cyberpath on May 31st, 2014 @ 5:38pm CDT
Anyone know where this is from, and if there's a larger scan?

OptimusPrime.jpg
Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers (1578529)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 31st, 2014 @ 9:08pm CDT
Cyberpath wrote:Anyone know where this is from, and if there's a larger scan?

OptimusPrime.jpg
Knowing Randy, he'll probably get a high res scan of whatever magazine it's from in due time.
Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers (1579490)
Posted by zodconvoy on June 4th, 2014 @ 5:59pm CDT
Huh, Takara counts and acknowledges Animorphs. That's...


Huh. >:oP
Re: Hi-Res Figure King 196 Scans - 30 Years of Transformers (1579573)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 4th, 2014 @ 11:37pm CDT
zodconvoy wrote:Huh, Takara counts and acknowledges Animorphs. That's...


Huh. >:oP
Well, they probably did make those figures for Hasbro.

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