New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse

Transformers News: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse

Sunday, July 14th, 2019 2:41AM CDT

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Thanks to postings to the Takara Tomy Twitter via the Takara Tomy Mall we have some new images of the promo art for the first wave of Cyberverse toys hitting Japan! The show and the toyline are just debuting so we're rather ahead of the game elsewhere in the world, but the character art appears to be brand new and injects a lot of kinetic energy into the characters.

Any fans of the animation style of the cartoon and toy packaging will surely enjoy what they've done here. We've included the translated Twitter summary for each character which lists their respective voice actors in the Japanese dub.

Enjoy the images and as always share your view with the Seibertron crew in the forums!

Optimus Prime's translated description:
"\ \ Cyber Bath first release July 13 / "Optimus Prime" played by Takehito Koyasu can reproduce the proof of the leader, the deadly matrix attack gimmick that is activated by rotating the matrix (° ꒳ °) no"
Transformers News: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse
Transformers News: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse
Transformers News: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse

Windblade's translated description:
"\ The first server Berth will be released July 13 / Autobot female warrior "Windblade" played by Atsushi Yuki transforms from jet to robot (= Ω ω)) Target age is over 5 years old and it is a specification that can be transformed even by your child!"
Transformers News: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse
Transformers News: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse
Transformers News: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse


From Bumblebee's translated description:
"The first BBS is released on July 13. The Bumblebee, played by Ryohei Kimura, has a gimmick that can activate the Stinger Sword of its Special Move in both vehicle and robot modes. As it is above, it is a specification that even a child like that can transform it! "

Transformers News: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse
Transformers News: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse
Transformers News: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse


Megatron's translated summary:
"\ Ebi fried rice! / "Megatron" of Cyberverse series played by Shigeru Chiba will be released on July 13th tomorrow. Chiba TRON is still alive as ever in Cyberverse ... (´-` )"
Transformers News: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse
Transformers News: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse
Transformers News: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse

And at last we have Starscream's summary:
"\ \ Cyber Bath first release July 13 / New leader of the self-proclaimed Decepticon played by Tsuruoka Satoshi "Star Scream" transforms from a jet to a robot (· ᄇ ·) و 対 象 Target age 5 years or older Therefore, it is a specification that even a child like that can transform it!"

Transformers News: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse
Transformers News: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse
Transformers News: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse
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Re: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse (2028780)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 14th, 2019 @ 9:22am CDT
The Cyberverse cartoon began airing in Japan back on April 27. As of May 24, eight episodes have aired so far.
Re: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse (2028790)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 14th, 2019 @ 10:56am CDT
Is it me or do the Japanese stock photos look different, like the toys have a different paint job?
Re: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse (2028792)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 14th, 2019 @ 10:59am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Is it me or do the Japanese stock photos look different, like the toys have a different paint job?
It's the sharp cleanliness of the lighting and photography.
Re: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse (2028794)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 14th, 2019 @ 11:03am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Is it me or do the Japanese stock photos look different, like the toys have a different paint job?
It's the sharp cleanliness of the lighting and photography.


Yup.
Unless it's some sort of special exclusive Takara edition, the days of the "superior Takara paint job" are gone.

Glad that Hasbro decided to give us the "Takara paint" (while increasing the prices) instead of Takara giving the Japanese the "Hasbro paint". At least we no longer have to import anything anymore in order to have the "superior paint".
Re: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse (2028796)
Posted by Skritz on July 14th, 2019 @ 11:10am CDT
Huh, Takehito 'Dio Brando' Koyasu back into an Optimus role! That's one I didn't expect. He was Optimus Primal. :lol:
Re: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse (2028797)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 14th, 2019 @ 11:12am CDT
Skritz wrote:Huh, Takehito 'Dio Brando' Koyasu back into an Optimus role! That's one I didn't expect. He was Optimus Primal. :lol:
It might have been mentioned in the cartoon thread (this is the toyline thread), but I can't recall without double-checking.
Re: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse (2028809)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on July 14th, 2019 @ 1:24pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Is it me or do the Japanese stock photos look different, like the toys have a different paint job?
It's the sharp cleanliness of the lighting and photography.


Yup.
Unless it's some sort of special exclusive Takara edition, the days of the "superior Takara paint job" are gone.

Glad that Hasbro decided to give us the "Takara paint" (while increasing the prices) instead of Takara giving the Japanese the "Hasbro paint". At least we no longer have to import anything anymore in order to have the "superior paint".

Honestly, in a lot of cases I don't think the "superior Takara deco" was better enough to be worth the fuss or the extra cost and bother.
Re: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse (2028810)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 14th, 2019 @ 1:35pm CDT
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Honestly, in a lot of cases I don't think the "superior Takara deco" was better enough to be worth the fuss or the extra cost and bother.


It was a case-by-case basis. Most of the times, the Takara were better. Especially for the Henkei line. But sometimes, the Hasbro were the superior one. Especially for the TF Prime line when Takara's had NO paint and only stickers. Animated was debatable. Takara's were super painted, but had that super shiny color. Making them less cartoon accurate.

No matter superior or inferior, one would had to pay at the very minimum double or triple the Hasbro price for the Takara one factoring shipping. At least now, there's no longer any hard choices to make.
Re: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse (2028813)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on July 14th, 2019 @ 1:58pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Honestly, in a lot of cases I don't think the "superior Takara deco" was better enough to be worth the fuss or the extra cost and bother.


It was a case-by-case basis. Most of the times, the Takara were better. Especially for the Henkei line. But sometimes, the Hasbro were the superior one. Especially for the TF Prime line when Takara's had NO paint and only stickers. Animated was debatable. Takara's were super painted, but had that super shiny color. Making them less cartoon accurate.

No matter superior or inferior, one would had to pay at the very minimum double or triple the Hasbro price for the Takara one factoring shipping. At least now, there's no longer any hard choices to make.

Evidently I didn't emphasize a certain key word properly. In a lot of the cases where the Takara deco was the better one, I don't think it was so amazingly better as to be worth all the fuss or going to extra cost and trouble to import.
Re: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse (2028820)
Posted by thedistinctroom on July 14th, 2019 @ 2:54pm CDT
Ooops. Grimlock is depicted with a red chest, instead of a yellow one. He's on the artwork for Megatron. Lower left-hand side of image.
Re: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse (2028824)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 14th, 2019 @ 3:43pm CDT
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Evidently I didn't emphasize a certain key word properly. In a lot of the cases where the Takara deco was the better one, I don't think it was so amazingly better as to be worth all the fuss or going to extra cost and trouble to import.


On my end, I should have added:
"Whenever it was worth it paying double, triple, or quadruple the usual price for better paint was up to the buyer."

For me it was not worth it 90% of the time.
Re: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse (2028840)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 14th, 2019 @ 5:16pm CDT
thedistinctroom wrote:Ooops. Grimlock is depicted with a red chest, instead of a yellow one. He's on the artwork for Megatron. Lower left-hand side of image.
Or it could be a generic, who simply reuses Grimlock's character model, albeit recolored.
Re: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse (2028843)
Posted by william-james88 on July 14th, 2019 @ 5:59pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
thedistinctroom wrote:Ooops. Grimlock is depicted with a red chest, instead of a yellow one. He's on the artwork for Megatron. Lower left-hand side of image.
Or it could be a generic, who simply reuses Grimlock's character model, albeit recolored.

Speaking if which, was the gladiator fighting megatron in the begining of the Megatron is my Hero episode a generic using Grimlock's chatacter model?
Re: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse (2028903)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 14th, 2019 @ 10:23pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
thedistinctroom wrote:Ooops. Grimlock is depicted with a red chest, instead of a yellow one. He's on the artwork for Megatron. Lower left-hand side of image.
Or it could be a generic, who simply reuses Grimlock's character model, albeit recolored.

Speaking if which, was the gladiator fighting megatron in the begining of the Megatron is my Hero episode a generic using Grimlock's chatacter model?
Double-checking, indeed it is!
Re: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse (2028918)
Posted by william-james88 on July 14th, 2019 @ 11:17pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
thedistinctroom wrote:Ooops. Grimlock is depicted with a red chest, instead of a yellow one. He's on the artwork for Megatron. Lower left-hand side of image.
Or it could be a generic, who simply reuses Grimlock's character model, albeit recolored.

Speaking if which, was the gladiator fighting megatron in the begining of the Megatron is my Hero episode a generic using Grimlock's chatacter model?
Double-checking, indeed it is!

So there you go, thats the scene the art is referencing, with accurate deco and all.
Re: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse (2030544)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 20th, 2019 @ 3:55am CDT
Greetings Seibertronians! In the midst of all the SDCC action, fellow Seibertron user and YouTube Reviewer, Chuckdawg1999, has done a video review of the forthcoming Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Class Alpha Trion.

Here's what he has to say about this figure:
Chuckdawg1999 wrote:I'm not going to go over all the complaints about the Cyberverse line, you're here so you're at least interested in this figure. After decades of being almost forgotten it's nice to see Alpha Trion getting some love if my counting is correct this is the third figure, the character has gotten. Drawing heavily on its G1 design the figure cuts a rather regal and knowing pose, Trion has seen and done things. Transformation is simple and as always the action feature works just ok. I can really only recommend it if you're a fan of Optimus Primes' wise mentor


We have embedded the video below for your convenience:


What do you think of this version of Alpha Trion? Will you be getting him to add to your collection, or are you happy with one of his other versions? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews! Remember as well to check out all our SDCC coverage, including galleries of the upcoming Cyberverse toys, here!
Re: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse (2030555)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 20th, 2019 @ 8:57am CDT
Going by Hasbro mass retail only, then yes, this is the third official Alpha Trion figure.

It would seem that Alpha Trion is now forever doomed to continue aping the look Vector Prime's vehicle mode, which itself was already very similar to the Sith Infiltrator from Star Wars Episode 1.

Despite the Cyberverse line being so limited in articulation, I would actually argue that this particular Alpha Trion figure may look quite good when placed in a G1 collection among other similarly-articulated molds from the 1980s, specifically some of the non-Diaclone/non-Micro Change molds from 1986-onward. Like, this figure might look good standing next to some of the movie figures from 1986 like Hot Rod, Kup, Blurr, Springer, Wreck-Gar, Scourge, Cyclonus, etc.
Re: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse (2030586)
Posted by Deadput on July 20th, 2019 @ 11:55am CDT
I'll say that Alpha Trion could work with limited articulation since traditionally he's a non combatant and thus would need less dynamic posing.
Re: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse (2030598)
Posted by Ultra Markus on July 20th, 2019 @ 1:34pm CDT
give it a slight retool and color change to blue and white and we could have scourge
Re: New Promo Art and Images for Japanese Release of Transformers Cyberverse (2030600)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on July 20th, 2019 @ 1:41pm CDT
Ultra Markus wrote:give it a slight retool and color change to blue and white and we could have scourge


Or make it white and we get Vector Prime.

Don't pretend like there aren't any Primes in the show.

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