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Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14

Transformers News: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14

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Fresh from Amazon Japan we have official images of Takara Tomy's upcoming Generations figures TG-03 through TG-14. As you can see in the images mirrored below, all feature metallic paint jobs. Check them out below.



Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 thru TG-14
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1430807)
Posted by Manterax Prime on October 16th, 2012 @ 12:04am CDT
Loving both Bruticus and Kickback's colors.

Wish Air Raid was called Fireflight. Why Hasbro? Why did you have to change his name?
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1430814)
Posted by phase on October 16th, 2012 @ 12:18am CDT
As pretty as both of them are, neither version Air Raid looks like G1 Air Raid to me. Hasbro's release still makes me think Fireflight, and now this is more Skydive-ish.

Kickback, Bruticus, and Magnus are pretty, but after pre-ordering Fort Max I can't afford them. Besides, Hasbro's UM is fine by my standards, because as soon as I got FOC Prime my opinion flipped and now I realize it's actually a decent mold, and I'm getting G2 Bruticus. Also, I think Sideswipe's a little mis-transformed, but that mold's not the easiest to do right.

(EDIT) Actually, the moment I have the money, Kickback's mine. I was looking at TFwiki, and while Hasbro's is game-accurate, this is G1-accurate. And this has beast-mode eyes.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1430817)
Posted by Manterax Prime on October 16th, 2012 @ 12:27am CDT
Air Raid is also the ood one out of the group as he's lacking the major metallic paintjob the others have. He just has copper on his weapons and chest. And the primary color is a matte black. What?! I'm definitely going after Bruticus and Kickback. Maybe Sideswipe and Magnus. But Hasbro's Air Raid is looking better than Takara's.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1430818)
Posted by President-prime on October 16th, 2012 @ 12:30am CDT
Wow! Metallic bruticus looks awesome! I want him. That's prob better than sdcc's version I have. Will consider. Might as well. I have sdcc, preordered g2 and retail version. Gonna get this too
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1430819)
Posted by xyl360 on October 16th, 2012 @ 12:31am CDT
Mine mine, all mine :D!

Thank you Takara for the metallic paint. Bruticus looks better than my SDCC version.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1430822)
Posted by President-prime on October 16th, 2012 @ 12:34am CDT
Gotta say...all the heads sculpt (drunk talking) looks nice...hehe, I thought it was head scope (damn) had too much to drink.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1430823)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 16th, 2012 @ 12:36am CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:Wish Air Raid was called Fireflight. Why Hasbro? Why did you have to change his name?
This so much! Air Raid was one of my favorite Autobot characters in WFC. Why did Hasbro have to do this and give him a toy based on another Bot? #-o
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1430835)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on October 16th, 2012 @ 1:00am CDT
just re preordered takara Bruticus. he will be the last non micron takara item i get til Fort Max
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1430843)
Posted by MGrotusque on October 16th, 2012 @ 1:39am CDT
Lovin Kickback. Sideswipes head sculpt is really well done and i'm actually somewhat impressed with that Magnus.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1430847)
Posted by RhA on October 16th, 2012 @ 1:47am CDT
Schnazzy, however... I'll take Hasbro.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1430848)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on October 16th, 2012 @ 1:49am CDT
Starscream and Kickback are all I can afford, after pre-ordering MP Soundwave and Sideswipe, as well as a truckload of HT figs. Gotta save my pennies for the MP Cassetticons too. ;)

Bruticus: better colors, although Vortex still has too much red. The individual figs have too many issues (Onslaught's horrible shoulder articulation) for me to buy the set even if I had the spare cash.

Voyager FOC Soundwave is tempting, but it would be a little redundant, seeing as I already own the WFC deluxe fig. I'll have to think on this one.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1430859)
Posted by Ravage XK on October 16th, 2012 @ 3:05am CDT
Anyone else think that the mold for Magnus was designed with him in mind and then Prime was shoe horned into it? Works so much better as Magnus than Prime I think.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1430879)
Posted by Mykltron on October 16th, 2012 @ 6:03am CDT
I've said this before but this mold:
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was meant for UM, not OP.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1430917)
Posted by RiddlerJ on October 16th, 2012 @ 9:20am CDT
I wish they would put Laserbeak and Buzzsaw in their own two pack. I need Classic versions of them but I don't want to get another Soundwave when I already have the deluxe WFC version
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1430928)
Posted by Diem on October 16th, 2012 @ 10:17am CDT
phase wrote:As pretty as both of them are, neither version Air Raid looks like G1 Air Raid to me. Hasbro's release still makes me think Fireflight, and now this is more Skydive-ish.



Black and red are Air Raid's colours. To be Skydive it would have to be black and grey. This version looks sufficiently Air Rad-y to me.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1430930)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 16th, 2012 @ 10:24am CDT
Diem wrote:
phase wrote:As pretty as both of them are, neither version Air Raid looks like G1 Air Raid to me. Hasbro's release still makes me think Fireflight, and now this is more Skydive-ish.



Black and red are Air Raid's colours. To be Skydive it would have to be black and grey. This version looks sufficiently Air Rad-y to me.
Which really makes me sad to see that it isn't Fireflight. :-(
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1430932)
Posted by Diem on October 16th, 2012 @ 10:32am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Diem wrote:
phase wrote:As pretty as both of them are, neither version Air Raid looks like G1 Air Raid to me. Hasbro's release still makes me think Fireflight, and now this is more Skydive-ish.



Black and red are Air Raid's colours. To be Skydive it would have to be black and grey. This version looks sufficiently Air Rad-y to me.
Which really makes me sad to see that it isn't Fireflight. :-(

Well the Hasbro version can "be" Fireflight. To be honest these are Aerialbots made from Shockwave repaints so colour inconsistencies are not the worst of their accuracy problems.

Also that giant weapon that comes with Sideswipe makes me feel even more of a mug for buying Jazz.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1430955)
Posted by Godzillabot Primal on October 16th, 2012 @ 11:50am CDT
Damn you Takara. Now I want all the FOC redecos!!!!!!!!!!!!! :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM:
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1430957)
Posted by kirbenvost on October 16th, 2012 @ 11:51am CDT
Shiny Bruticus is niiice. However, at the cost of Takara figures, I might as well have bought the SDCC version. So I'm stuck with the Skittle-colored Hasbro retail version.

Same goes for most of these, probably, though Starscream is mighty tempting.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1430961)
Posted by Flux Convoy on October 16th, 2012 @ 12:09pm CDT
Starscream, Kickback and the Combaticons look really good. Probably skipping the rest.
:BOT:
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1430972)
Posted by noctorro on October 16th, 2012 @ 12:37pm CDT
No brainers, already have SDCC Bruticus, and all the others will be mine except Soundwave, I'll get Soundblaster since I got deluxe wfc soundwave. But I'll get the hasbro versions, SDCC cost me enough not to buy any takara the coming months.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1430977)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 16th, 2012 @ 12:46pm CDT
Diem wrote:Well the Hasbro version can "be" Fireflight. To be honest these are Aerialbots made from Shockwave repaints so colour inconsistencies are not the worst of their accuracy problems.
I mean, I don't want either version to be released as Air Raid because they're Shockwave remolds. I want an Air Raid that looks like the game model, but with them using this mold instead, it diminishes the possibility of us getting one. :-(
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1430979)
Posted by craggy on October 16th, 2012 @ 12:55pm CDT
scrolling down the page I was like "meh, these look okay and all but none of them are particularly awesome or worth the extr---OMGWTFBBQUltraMagnus!" I can't deal with how he looks right now.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1431054)
Posted by Hypershock on October 16th, 2012 @ 4:40pm CDT
I just now noticed, but Kickback's gun is the Gear Shredder from the game :shock:
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1431060)
Posted by XDMan on October 16th, 2012 @ 4:58pm CDT
Takara, you just showed Hasbro that YOU are the true franchise creators, NOT them! They look much more better than the inferior US versions!
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1431071)
Posted by Hypershock on October 16th, 2012 @ 5:14pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Diem wrote:Well the Hasbro version can "be" Fireflight. To be honest these are Aerialbots made from Shockwave repaints so colour inconsistencies are not the worst of their accuracy problems.
I mean, I don't want either version to be released as Air Raid because they're Shockwave remolds. I want an Air Raid that looks like the game model, but with them using this mold instead, it diminishes the possibility of us getting one. :-(
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You know who might have made an okay remold for Air Raid? Blastoff. He has those shoulder bits that you could redo into looking like air raid, and he they both have very vaguely similar jet modes.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1431075)
Posted by Diem on October 16th, 2012 @ 5:18pm CDT
XDMan wrote:Takara, you just showed Hasbro that YOU are the true franchise creators, NOT them! They look much more better than the inferior US versions!


Though you need to bear in mind that even now, as people complain en masse about Hasbro deluxes reaching the giddy heights of 18 dollars, Takara was charging the equivalent of $25 per deluxe as far back as 6 years ago. You'd hope for a little shiny paint for that moolah.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1431110)
Posted by Sodan-1 on October 16th, 2012 @ 6:31pm CDT
Takara's back on form! :D They really tried to be different with the Arms Micron line and I think it backfired. This is proof they still know how to take care of the fans. It's a pity it's like dressing a turd in a tuxedo.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1431193)
Posted by _shaddow_ on October 16th, 2012 @ 9:47pm CDT
What I don't understand is why ultra magnus uses optimus' wheels when the Hasbro version gets its own remolded wheels. I really prefer Fireflight/AirRaid in Hasbro colors, too. Way more interesting colorscheme.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1431374)
Posted by Rated X on October 17th, 2012 @ 2:44pm CDT
Im so happy I didnt get the SDCC Bruticus from scalpers. This version makes SDCC look like a piece of s**t. It's such a shame they didnt just do Vortex right in his proper G1 grey and blue. Maybe if there is enought calling for it, it can be a future TFCC repaint. FOC creators were wrong to screw with Vortex colors. Who cares about the game anyways ??? I also jumped on both Soundwaves. But Ill be using Perfect Effect Laserbeak and Buzzaw, not those disc things.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1431377)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 17th, 2012 @ 2:58pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Im so happy I didnt get the SDCC Bruticus from scalpers. This version makes SDCC look like a piece of s**t. It's such a shame they didnt just do Vortex right in his proper G1 grey and blue. Maybe if there is enought calling for it, it can be a future TFCC repaint.
The objective of this deco was to strive for game-accurate colors, hence Vortex's deco.

Rated X wrote:FOC creators were wrong to screw with Vortex colors.
FYI, this isn't G1 Vortex.

Rated X wrote:Who cares about the game anyways ???
TakaraTomy apparently cares about it enough to put effort into their toys being colored for game-accuracy.

And why wouldn't they? Did you even play the game, Mr. "I-switched-to-video-games-after-G1"? ;)
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1431459)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on October 17th, 2012 @ 8:17pm CDT
These Takara outings really look good. They are landing all of the small paint apps that the Hasbro releases desperately need. Especially on the combat icons. What a difference the painted rims make. Ultra Magnus is a huge winner as well I think. Preo-ordered two Kickback figures as well. Starscream and Sideswipe look good as well but i want to see side by side shots of them with the Hasbro versions before I commit.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1431640)
Posted by Rated X on October 18th, 2012 @ 9:12am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:Im so happy I didnt get the SDCC Bruticus from scalpers. This version makes SDCC look like a piece of s**t. It's such a shame they didnt just do Vortex right in his proper G1 grey and blue. Maybe if there is enought calling for it, it can be a future TFCC repaint.
The objective of this deco was to strive for game-accurate colors, hence Vortex's deco.

Rated X wrote:FOC creators were wrong to screw with Vortex colors.
FYI, this isn't G1 Vortex.

Rated X wrote:Who cares about the game anyways ???
TakaraTomy apparently cares about it enough to put effort into their toys being colored for game-accuracy.

And why wouldn't they? Did you even play the game, Mr. "I-switched-to-video-games-after-G1"? ;)



The other 4 FOC Combaticons are all G1 colors, so Its quite obvious some guy who does video games (not toys) got the wrong info and they rolled with the mistake. They probally recieved a picture of energon Stormcloud instead of Vortex. Takara is known for correcting all of Hasbro's stupid mistakes. Takara even got rid of that crappy SDCC grey on Onslaught and went for a G1 blue not as bright as the Hasbro versions. So why not correct this Vortex too ??? Does vortex have to be the color of warm PISS just because some geek from activision screwed up ??? Im buying an extra Hasbro version and painting him in nobody wants to step up and get it right...
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1431642)
Posted by Rated X on October 18th, 2012 @ 9:17am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:Im so happy I didnt get the SDCC Bruticus from scalpers. This version makes SDCC look like a piece of s**t. It's such a shame they didnt just do Vortex right in his proper G1 grey and blue. Maybe if there is enought calling for it, it can be a future TFCC repaint.
The objective of this deco was to strive for game-accurate colors, hence Vortex's deco.

Rated X wrote:FOC creators were wrong to screw with Vortex colors.
FYI, this isn't G1 Vortex.

Rated X wrote:Who cares about the game anyways ???
TakaraTomy apparently cares about it enough to put effort into their toys being colored for game-accuracy.

And why wouldn't they? Did you even play the game, Mr. "I-switched-to-video-games-after-G1"? ;)



Also I dont suppose you were at Botcon in Dallas at the Hasbro pannel. When the FOC (SDCC versions) slides came on the screen, Vortex got booed while the other 4 got cheered. I heard it with my own ears. The fans have spoken on Piss Vortex.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1431647)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 18th, 2012 @ 9:25am CDT
Rated X wrote:The other 4 FOC Combaticons are all G1 colors, so Its quite obvious some guy who does video games (not toys) got the wrong info and they rolled with the mistake. They probally recieved a picture of energon Stormcloud instead of Vortex. Takara is known for correcting all of Hasbro's stupid mistakes.
Rated X wrote:So why not correct this Vortex too ??? Does vortex have to be the color of warm PISS just because some geek from activision screwed up ??? Im buying an extra Hasbro version and painting him in nobody wants to step up and get it right...
How do you KNOW this was a mistake? How do you know that Hasbro and/or High Moon didn't just think, "You know, let's give Vortex a new deco to make this version more unique"? You act as if you have inside intel about how Hasbro and/or High Moon think and work, when this new deco could have very well been done ON PURPOSE. You have no way of knowing either way, so you immediately assume it was an accident and declare it wrong just because you don't like it. >:oP

Rated X wrote:Takara even got rid of that crappy SDCC grey on Onslaught and went for a G1 blue not as bright as the Hasbro versions.
And you know what? Now that Onslaught is blue, Bruticus looks wrong now that he has a blue torso. In the game, Bruticus has a gray torso just like the SDCC toy. Onslaught does some sort of color change from blue to gray when he combines with the others in the game, hence why the SDCC toy when for game-accuracy with Bruticus while the retail version went for game-accuracy with Onslaught. At least Takara kept the gray Bruticus head of the SDCC toy.

Even G1 Bruticus had a gray torso, but he cheated with his being made from combiner kibble instead of being integrated in like on this toy.

Rated X wrote:Also I dont suppose you were at Botcon in Dallas at the Hasbro pannel. When the FOC (SDCC versions) slides came on the screen, Vortex got booed while the other 4 got cheered. I heard it with my own ears. The fans have spoken on Piss Vortex.
Yes, I was there. but not every single last individual in the audience was booing. Some booed, others didn't. One group of individuals does not reflect the views of the entire fandom.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1431729)
Posted by Rated X on October 18th, 2012 @ 1:06pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:The other 4 FOC Combaticons are all G1 colors, so Its quite obvious some guy who does video games (not toys) got the wrong info and they rolled with the mistake. They probally recieved a picture of energon Stormcloud instead of Vortex. Takara is known for correcting all of Hasbro's stupid mistakes.
Rated X wrote:So why not correct this Vortex too ??? Does vortex have to be the color of warm PISS just because some geek from activision screwed up ??? Im buying an extra Hasbro version and painting him in nobody wants to step up and get it right...
How do you KNOW this was a mistake? How do you know that Hasbro and/or High Moon didn't just think, "You know, let's give Vortex a new deco to make this version more unique"? You act as if you have inside intel about how Hasbro and/or High Moon think and work, when this new deco could have very well been done ON PURPOSE. You have no way of knowing either way, so you immediately assume it was an accident and declare it wrong just because you don't like it. >:oP

Rated X wrote:Takara even got rid of that crappy SDCC grey on Onslaught and went for a G1 blue not as bright as the Hasbro versions.
And you know what? Now that Onslaught is blue, Bruticus looks wrong now that he has a blue torso. In the game, Bruticus has a gray torso just like the SDCC toy. Onslaught does some sort of color change from blue to gray when he combines with the others in the game, hence why the SDCC toy when for game-accuracy with Bruticus while the retail version went for game-accuracy with Onslaught. At least Takara kept the gray Bruticus head of the SDCC toy.

Even G1 Bruticus had a gray torso, but he cheated with his being made from combiner kibble instead of being integrated in like on this toy.

Rated X wrote:Also I dont suppose you were at Botcon in Dallas at the Hasbro pannel. When the FOC (SDCC versions) slides came on the screen, Vortex got booed while the other 4 got cheered. I heard it with my own ears. The fans have spoken on Piss Vortex.
Yes, I was there. but not every single last individual in the audience was booing. Some booed, others didn't. One group of individuals does not reflect the views of the entire fandom.



I have no inside intel on Vortex but do the math:
FOC Bruticus Video game accurate colors:
FOC Brawl: same as G1 Colors
FOC Swindle: same as G1 colors
FOC Blast Off: same as G1 Colors
FOC Onslaught: A very similar grey to ROTF Bruticus Maximus which was based on G1 colors in general
FOC Vortex: Warm Piss color

Don’t you see a pattern here that just doesn’t seem right for a “wild card” ? Then to top it all off Takara changes Onslaught back to G1 colors to resemble the Hasbro retail version which is basically G1. My question is why not change Vortex too ? You got a G1 vibe going on with a piss arm. I guess this is a sore spot for me because I don’t have a FOC shelf. I have a Golden Age of Cybertron classics shelf with certain FOC molds incorporated as stand ins. I plan to use FOC Bruticus as a centerpiece as the “renegade Decepticons” the Combaticons were referred to as in “Starscream’s Brigade”. So I need my grey Vortex. I might use metallic silver and blue and a lot of gloss on a Hasbro version. That will look nice…
And everyone in my group of chairs booed. Piss color on maroon was just an ugly choice that makes no sense historically or logically. Unless somebody either made a mistake or wanted to be funny.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1431734)
Posted by Hypershock on October 18th, 2012 @ 1:18pm CDT
Rated X wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:The other 4 FOC Combaticons are all G1 colors, so Its quite obvious some guy who does video games (not toys) got the wrong info and they rolled with the mistake. They probally recieved a picture of energon Stormcloud instead of Vortex. Takara is known for correcting all of Hasbro's stupid mistakes.
Rated X wrote:So why not correct this Vortex too ??? Does vortex have to be the color of warm PISS just because some geek from activision screwed up ??? Im buying an extra Hasbro version and painting him in nobody wants to step up and get it right...
How do you KNOW this was a mistake? How do you know that Hasbro and/or High Moon didn't just think, "You know, let's give Vortex a new deco to make this version more unique"? You act as if you have inside intel about how Hasbro and/or High Moon think and work, when this new deco could have very well been done ON PURPOSE. You have no way of knowing either way, so you immediately assume it was an accident and declare it wrong just because you don't like it. >:oP

Rated X wrote:Takara even got rid of that crappy SDCC grey on Onslaught and went for a G1 blue not as bright as the Hasbro versions.
And you know what? Now that Onslaught is blue, Bruticus looks wrong now that he has a blue torso. In the game, Bruticus has a gray torso just like the SDCC toy. Onslaught does some sort of color change from blue to gray when he combines with the others in the game, hence why the SDCC toy when for game-accuracy with Bruticus while the retail version went for game-accuracy with Onslaught. At least Takara kept the gray Bruticus head of the SDCC toy.

Even G1 Bruticus had a gray torso, but he cheated with his being made from combiner kibble instead of being integrated in like on this toy.

Rated X wrote:Also I dont suppose you were at Botcon in Dallas at the Hasbro pannel. When the FOC (SDCC versions) slides came on the screen, Vortex got booed while the other 4 got cheered. I heard it with my own ears. The fans have spoken on Piss Vortex.
Yes, I was there. but not every single last individual in the audience was booing. Some booed, others didn't. One group of individuals does not reflect the views of the entire fandom.



I have no inside intel on Vortex but do the math:
FOC Bruticus Video game accurate colors:
FOC Brawl: same as G1 Colors
FOC Swindle: same as G1 colors
FOC Blast Off: same as G1 Colors
FOC Onslaught: A very similar grey to ROTF Bruticus Maximus which was based on G1 colors in general
FOC Vortex: Warm Piss color

Don’t you see a pattern here that just doesn’t seem right for a “wild card” ? Then to top it all off Takara changes Onslaught back to G1 colors to resemble the Hasbro retail version which is basically G1. My question is why not change Vortex too ? You got a G1 vibe going on with a piss arm. I guess this is a sore spot for me because I don’t have a FOC shelf. I have a Golden Age of Cybertron classics shelf with certain FOC molds incorporated as stand ins. I plan to use FOC Bruticus as a centerpiece as the “renegade Decepticons” the Combaticons were referred to as in “Starscream’s Brigade”. So I need my grey Vortex. I might use metallic silver and blue and a lot of gloss on a Hasbro version. That will look nice…
And everyone in my group of chairs booed. Piss color on maroon was just an ugly choice that makes no sense historically or logically. Unless somebody either made a mistake or wanted to be funny.


........wait for the Whirl repaint to come out then get him and call him Vortex? :???:
I don't know what you're expecting man, that's what the design is. You're gonna have to take what we got and run with it.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1431778)
Posted by Blurrz on October 18th, 2012 @ 2:53pm CDT
United was a wallet slayer, not falling for it again...
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1431787)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 18th, 2012 @ 3:13pm CDT
I could have sworn I responded. :???: :-? :???:

Rated X wrote:Don’t you see a pattern here that just doesn’t seem right for a “wild card” ? Then to top it all off Takara changes Onslaught back to G1 colors to resemble the Hasbro retail version which is basically G1. My question is why not change Vortex too ? You got a G1 vibe going on with a piss arm.
Because Onslaught WAS blue in the game. He only changed to gray when he turned into Bruticus' torso. Hasbro SDCC went went a pro-Bruticus torso deco while Takra went with a pro-Onslaught deco, thus making Takara Bruticus's torso be less gamee-accurate than the Hasbro version.

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Rated X wrote:I guess this is a sore spot for me because I don’t have a FOC shelf. I have a Golden Age of Cybertron classics shelf with certain FOC molds incorporated as stand ins. I plan to use FOC Bruticus as a centerpiece as the “renegade Decepticons” the Combaticons were referred to as in “Starscream’s Brigade”. So I need my grey Vortex. I might use metallic silver and blue and a lot of gloss on a Hasbro version. That will look nice…
I think an easier way to look at these figures is not to see them as their G1 selves since, well, they aren't meant to be. It's alright if wanted to repurpose the toys as being the G1 counterparts, that's cool. But does it really make that big of a difference for the "Renegade Decepticons" to not all have had the same color schemes as the bodies that Starscream built for them? I mean, is it really that impossible to imagine Vortex having gotten a new color when he changed bodies? I mean, Brawl was put into the gray body of B.O.T. temporarily, but he was still the same guy even though that body he was in was colored nothing like his regular body.

Rated X wrote:And everyone in my group of chairs booed. Piss color on maroon was just an ugly choice that makes no sense historically or logically. Unless somebody either made a mistake or wanted to be funny.
OR unless they wanted to differentiate him from G1 Vortex. None of these guys HAD to be in G1 colors, but some were and some weren't. Why, Swindle was golden orange in G1 but FOC Swindle is tan. And FOC Blast Off is gold while G1 Blast Off was mostly purple and brown. And FOC Onslaught's already got his aforementioned color shifting weirdness between his combined and non-combined forms. The only one whose really colored G1 would be Brawl, but even then it's the wrong shade of green (G1 Brawl was olive green rtaher than FOC Brawl's forest green).
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1431790)
Posted by Hypershock on October 18th, 2012 @ 3:19pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I could have sworn I responded. :???: :-? :???:

Rated X wrote:Don’t you see a pattern here that just doesn’t seem right for a “wild card” ? Then to top it all off Takara changes Onslaught back to G1 colors to resemble the Hasbro retail version which is basically G1. My question is why not change Vortex too ? You got a G1 vibe going on with a piss arm.
Because Onslaught WAS blue in the game. He only changed to gray when he turned into Bruticus' torso. Hasbro SDCC went went a pro-Bruticus torso deco while Takra went with a pro-Onslaught deco, thus making Takara Bruticus's torso be less gamee-accurate than the Hasbro version.

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Rated X wrote:I guess this is a sore spot for me because I don’t have a FOC shelf. I have a Golden Age of Cybertron classics shelf with certain FOC molds incorporated as stand ins. I plan to use FOC Bruticus as a centerpiece as the “renegade Decepticons” the Combaticons were referred to as in “Starscream’s Brigade”. So I need my grey Vortex. I might use metallic silver and blue and a lot of gloss on a Hasbro version. That will look nice…
I think an easier way to look at these figures is not to see them as their G1 selves since, well, they aren't meant to be. It's alright if wanted to repurpose the toys as being the G1 counterparts, that's cool. But does it really make that big of a difference for the "Renegade Decepticons" to not all have had the same color schemes as the bodies that Starscream built for them? I mean, is it really that impossible to imagine Vortex having gotten a new color when he changed bodies? I mean, Brawl was put into the gray body of B.O.T. temporarily, but he was still the same guy even though that body he was in was colored nothing like his regular body.

Rated X wrote:And everyone in my group of chairs booed. Piss color on maroon was just an ugly choice that makes no sense historically or logically. Unless somebody either made a mistake or wanted to be funny.
OR unless they wanted to differentiate him from G1 Vortex. None of these guys HAD to be in G1 colors, but some were and some weren't. Why, Swindle was golden orange in G1 but FOC Swindle is tan. And FOC Blast Off is gold while G1 Blast Off was mostly purple and brown. And FOC Onslaught's already got his aforementioned color shifting weirdness between his combined and non-combined forms. The only one whose really colored G1 would be Brawl, but even then it's the wrong shade of green (G1 Brawl was olive green rtaher than FOC Brawl's forest green).


I just watched those G1 episodes :lol: >:oP
I was wondering when someone was gonna point out that none of them really are 100% g1 colored....... :BOWDOWN:
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1431834)
Posted by Rated X on October 18th, 2012 @ 6:11pm CDT
No matter how you sugarcoat it, four out of the five members were shades of their G1 colors. Maybe a little, darker, lighter, greyish, metallic, etc. Bus still the same basic color concept. Vortex was the only one that was extremly different color wise.

Im an all or nothing type of guy. Either change them all or leave them all alone. They already got an extreme makeover. The G1 colors are the only thing left that connects them to the G1 names. Take that away, and Hasbro might as well start just creating new characters and forget the homages. Last time I checked FOC was being released under the "Generations" line. Not Bayverse/TF Prime where Arcee is blue, Ratchet is green, Ironhide is black, etc. And even those 3 molds ended up getting G1 color accurate repaints for the fans. Everybody keeps avoiding the question, why not Vortex ???

And Im liking the idea of using the Whirl repaint. Maybe a kitbash with the Whirl helicopter parts with the purple limbs on from the Hasbro version. Maybe some blue dye can even be used to make the limbs more G1. Im feeling it... :D
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1431905)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 18th, 2012 @ 11:11pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Last time I checked FOC was being released under the "Generations" line.
Yeah, so? That's an all encompassing line for the various generations of Transformers, including those of today. The Prime First Edition figures were even gonna be released in the Generations line at first before it was decided to give them their own packaging.

Rated X wrote:Not Bayverse/TF Prime
TF: Prime isn't Bayverse. Every backstory episode it's had has called back to War for Cybertron, which has no ties to the Movieverse.

Rated X wrote:where Arcee is blue, Ratchet is green, Ironhide is black, etc.
Ratchet and Ironhide aren't those colors in TF: Prime, and Arcee's pink the Movieverse (her blue Target toy never appeared in the fiction).

Rated X wrote:And even those 3 molds ended up getting G1 color accurate repaints for the fans. Everybody keeps avoiding the question, why not Vortex ???
Well... maybe they simply don't want to. Maybe they find the gray too drab or boring looking or something. Maybe they simply liked this new brighter deco better.

Or maybe this deco came from the Binder and so they had no choice but to use it. :-?

Rated X wrote:And Im liking the idea of using the Whirl repaint. Maybe a kitbash with the Whirl helicopter parts with the purple limbs on from the Hasbro version. Maybe some blue dye can even be used to make the limbs more G1. Im feeling it... :D
Funny thing about Whirl, he looks more like an homage to RiD Ro-Tor. ;)
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-03 through TG-14 (1432267)
Posted by Roaddbuster on October 19th, 2012 @ 9:22pm CDT
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