Special Edition Beast Wars Convoy and Megatron to be released next month in Japan

Special Edition Beast Wars Convoy and Megatron to be released next month in Japan

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007 6:08pm CDT

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Seibertron member Stormrider has come across some information pertaining to Beast Wars Convoy Special Edition and Megatron Special Edition.
The listings:
- TM-SP DXコンボイ Y3,990
- TM-SP DXメガトロン Y3,990
are both set for release next month according to the snakas release schedule.

Update:
Fellow member, Skywarp-2 has found pictures on BBTS.

Convoy





Megatron

Credit(s): BBTS, Skywarp-2


This article was last modified on Wednesday, September 26th, 2007 8:22pm CDT

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Re: Special Edition Beast Wars Convoy and Megatron to be released next month in Japan (365209)
Posted by one wing angel on September 26th, 2007 @ 6:22pm CDT
oh my god
Re: Special Edition Beast Wars Convoy and Megatron to be released next month in Japan (365210)
Posted by one wing angel on September 26th, 2007 @ 6:23pm CDT
that is awesom with a captial
Re: Special Edition Beast Wars Convoy and Megatron to be released next month in Japan (365212)
Posted by MegaDave on September 26th, 2007 @ 6:25pm CDT
which version of the mold? - bought the beast wars reborn versions last year and love them but as weak willed as i am all it would take for me to buy em again is if megatron had a molded hand and a rubber duck
Re: Special Edition Beast Wars Convoy and Megatron to be released next month in Japan (365274)
Posted by Autobot032 on September 26th, 2007 @ 7:11pm CDT
:shock:

They seriously need a company slogan (or a new one)
"Takara: Over-whoring Molds Since The Beginning Of Time"
Re: Special Edition Beast Wars Convoy and Megatron to be released next month in Japan (365276)
Posted by Stormrider on September 26th, 2007 @ 7:11pm CDT
MegaDave wrote:which version of the mold? - bought the beast wars reborn versions last year and love them but as weak willed as i am all it would take for me to buy em again is if megatron had a molded hand and a rubber duck


The pictures that I saw in the magazine were the large versions that have the flip on mask. They were repainted of course. They look like these.

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Re: Special Edition Beast Wars Convoy and Megatron to be released next month in Japan (365283)
Posted by GetterDragun on September 26th, 2007 @ 7:14pm CDT
Yawn. This is like the third time they'll be rereleased in a year.
Re: Special Edition Beast Wars Convoy and Megatron to be released next month in Japan (365357)
Posted by skywarp-2 on September 26th, 2007 @ 7:55pm CDT
These are orderable through Hobby Link Japan.

TM-SP DX Convoy:
http://www.hlj.com/product/TKT78669

TM-SP DX Megatron:
http://www.hlj.com/product/TKT78670



Here are images of them through Big Bad Toystore:
TM-SP DX Convoy:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... icture=out

TM-SP DX Megatron:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... icture=out

These are reapints of the originals, and in my Opinion, pale in comparrison to the Reborn versions, yet if you want a completely Nostalgic run and a Gimmick riddled toy, these are it!!! I will buy them, if nothing else then to complete my collection..
Re: Special Edition Beast Wars Convoy and Megatron to be released next month in Japan (365399)
Posted by Briggs on September 26th, 2007 @ 8:13pm CDT
Hmm.. hard to tell, but what version of primal is that a picture of in the news item?
Re: Special Edition Beast Wars Convoy and Megatron to be released next month in Japan (365406)
Posted by Stormrider on September 26th, 2007 @ 8:20pm CDT
skywarp-2 wrote:These are orderable through Hobby Link Japan.

TM-SP DX Convoy:
http://www.hlj.com/product/TKT78669

TM-SP DX Megatron:
http://www.hlj.com/product/TKT78670



Here are images of them through Big Bad Toystore:
TM-SP DX Convoy:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... icture=out

TM-SP DX Megatron:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... icture=out

These are reapints of the originals, and in my Opinion, pale in comparrison to the Reborn versions, yet if you want a completelyt Nostalgic trun and a Gimmick riddled toy, these are it!!! I will buy them, if nothing else then to complete my collection..


Nice find. You've been credited.
Re: Special Edition Beast Wars Convoy and Megatron to be released next month in Japan (365444)
Posted by i_amtrunks on September 26th, 2007 @ 8:46pm CDT
No matter how many times you see the figures slightly repainted, they still look good. Guess that speaks volumes about the original molds...
Re: Special Edition Beast Wars Convoy and Megatron to be released next month in Japan (365465)
Posted by Nemesis_Apoc on September 26th, 2007 @ 8:54pm CDT
How many freakin' Beast Wars Optimus Primals and Megatrons do we really need? The Robot Masters versions, the Reborn versions, the TRU versions, the Takara BW 10th anniversary verisons (same as the Robot Masters versions), now these... Seriously, Takara...
Re: Special Edition Beast Wars Convoy and Megatron to be released next month in Japan (365546)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on September 26th, 2007 @ 9:23pm CDT
If you don't have these I recomend them.

But with the 10th annaversary and all, I can't believe I'm saying it, but I've had my fill with these two right now. RpbotMasters, Japan BW 10th, US BW 10th, new versions, classic versions, retooled versions...
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oops this was just writen, I gotta learn to read before I write
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Put them to bed for a while.

It's like this episode of South Park I'm watching, it's been on a million times in the last week, it's good, but don't they have a different episode!?!
Re: Special Edition Beast Wars Convoy and Megatron to be released next month in Japan (365671)
Posted by Briggs on September 26th, 2007 @ 10:19pm CDT
Image

What toy is that?

edit: nvm.. its the bust. I like that head.
Re: Special Edition Beast Wars Convoy and Megatron to be released next month in Japan (365728)
Posted by olokin on September 26th, 2007 @ 10:43pm CDT
Hmmmm.. :-?

Their colors seem show accurate. I wonder what their sizes are in relation to other BW figures.
Re: Special Edition Beast Wars Convoy and Megatron to be released next month in Japan (365761)
Posted by skywarp-2 on September 26th, 2007 @ 11:05pm CDT
Thanks for the credit to the news story... I know that some of you hate the fact that there have been numerous versions of these 2 Characters released...

I for one was disappointed to learn they were adding the Reissues of the original toy, albeit repainted, but still the original versions added to the TM reissues line up. I was kinda hoping for the Reborn versions in the boxes like the other TM series of Toys released, that way, the 2-Pack I have from Hasbro would be a stand alone, which I could open and leave the Reborn TM's in their Packaging.. alas that wasn't what happened, and so the Gimmick versions are what we can expect next month..

Here is a comparison between the 2 molds, and I believe the Reborn would have been better.. yet from a completist point of view.. I never owned the original figures, and it'll be nice to have the repainted and reissued originals for my collection.. gimmicks and all.. But to those who complain about these, look back at Optimus Prime, Starscream, and Soundwave G-1 reissues.. and such over the past 20 years, they have been reissued Way more then these 2 Beast Wars Characters.. so chill.... :P

Anyways...

Here is why the Reborn Megatron is soo Much better..

1. Cartoon Accuracy head sculpt, with a slight smile for that YESSSSSS!! factor... Excellent.. much better then the silly grimmace grin that the orginal has, similar to that of the Galvatron from BW-2...
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2. the Original had the first molded Dinosaur body, and the base for what was later retooled and remolded in the Reborn version. This version did have the battle-mask, which was a nice feature..and may have spurred the whole Battle Mask idea that still is felt today, especially with certain characters from the movie..(looking at you Optimus Prime and Bumblebee) even if his face is a little grimmacy, it has a sort of comic book type charm..
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3. The Reborn variation, which I had hoped would have officially made it into the TM reissues line up, but instead these reissues of the originals get to be added.. :sad:
Anyways, this version sported a remolded body shell for the dinosaur, with better muscle accuracy and a resculpted Dino head that's even more fierce and TV show accurate then previously released.. the Head doesn't sport the additional Face Mask, but is highly detailed and show accurate, with a Predacon symbol on the crest of the crown vent... an accurate Paint job does the final trick and Voala!!! you have a very cool accurate and all around best of the best for Beast Wars Megatron..I was very impressed when I compared it to the TV show images...
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I would like to say that I highly recommend the Reborn versions.. but these reissues will be added to my collection simply for their nostalgia roots and because they are part of the TM line, and a new Sub line called TM-SP.. which I can only hope will includse the bigger molds like Reborn Optimus Primal and Megatron, Lio Convoy, Big Convoy, Galvatron, Magmatron, ect.. ect..

Honestly though the TM-02 Megatron is about the most accurate version to date I have ever seen, even more so then the large Reborn version...He's got accurate sculpted markings in his upper thighs and he's got a detachable shield that reveals his arm!!! Plus he's more in scale to the other deluxes that were released..
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I have hopes that:

TM-SP -03 will be Lio Convoy
TM-SP-04 Will be Galvatron
TM-SP-05 Will Be the Big Convoy
TM-SP-06 Will be the Rebron Optimus Primal
TM-SP-07 Will be the Reborn Megatron
TM-SP-08 Will be the Magmatron
TM-SP-09 Will be the Transmetals Optimus Primal
TM-SP-10 Will be the Transmetals Megatron
TM-SP-11 Will be the Optimal Optimus
TM-SP-12 Will be the TM2 Megatron

That is my wish list...
Re: Special Edition Beast Wars Convoy and Megatron to be released next month in Japan (365987)
Posted by redefined1253 on September 27th, 2007 @ 2:25am CDT
so is this repaint/ rerelease the same mold as the original optimus primal and megatron....or is it a totally new sculpt??

I wish they wouls rerelease the optimus primal original beast wars firgure in the color of the rare blue primal lucky draw figure and stop releasing the same figure just slightly repainted to better match the cartoon. We got enough of them. Between the robot masters and the original molds painted to match the cartoon, thats good enough with me. They can release lucky draw beast wars primal to fans that want it but cant afford to shell out a $1000 for a figure.

Just an opinion of mine___:)
Re: Special Edition Beast Wars Convoy and Megatron to be released next month in Japan (366125)
Posted by Alex Kingdom on September 27th, 2007 @ 4:16am CDT
I'm usually a big supporter of TakaraTomy and their Beast Wars reissues/repaints/remoulds but these...well why? They've done the BW Reborn set without masks in show accuate colours, they did the RM versions in flat toy accurate colours, they then did them in colours close to the ones they used for the reborn set and now they're doing the original moulds with masks in colours similar the the second RM versions! Why, what is the point?

Yours AK
Re: Special Edition Beast Wars Convoy and Megatron to be released next month in Japan (366223)
Posted by Wheeljack35 on September 27th, 2007 @ 6:28am CDT
I could pick up the TRU exclusive 2 pack for cheaper then what they want for each
Re: Special Edition Beast Wars Convoy and Megatron to be released next month in Japan (366245)
Posted by skywarp-2 on September 27th, 2007 @ 6:41am CDT
Alex Kingdom wrote:I'm usually a big supporter of TakaraTomy and their Beast Wars reissues/repaints/remoulds but these...well why? They've done the BW Reborn set without masks in show accuate colours, they did the RM versions in flat toy accurate colours, they then did them in colours close to the ones they used for the reborn set and now they're doing the original moulds with masks in colours similar the the second RM versions! Why, what is the point?

Yours AK



Well you have to look at the context of where they are reissueing them and in what line up.. the reason the RM versions are in the TM reissues line up is because they aere great molds and would fit the size and scaling of the other figures. That and the fact that the molds released for the Robot Masters line up were very cartoon accurate to the Original Beast Wars series, plus I'm sure they had lots of Back Stock, so to get rid of them it made sense to finally give us a Cartoon accurate in-sclae version to add to the TM collection... Now you didn't have to track the RM versions down to get the same figure, but feel cheated because of the RM colors, they simply made the accurate colored versions available in one line up, which I'm very grateful for..

The Inclusion of thew originals in Cartoon accurate colors is a disappointment to me, I too believe the Reborn versions were the best and should have seen another release for those who missed out on the boxed set.... But I guess the Originals are for those who cried out over the Reborn versions wanting ther Gimmicks they missed and loved in the original Molds....

you gotta look at this from the perspective of a Beast Wars fan... It's like with G-1 if Takara had released a Reborn Convoy and Megatron with show accuracy, and then a couple of years later released the original G-1 toys with a cartoon accurate paint job.. same difference just it's Beast Wars instead of G-1..

I am happy that we get Beast Wars Reissues, and Happy that Takara Tomy decided that just because the 10th anniversary passed, they will still release them under that banner..as some had suggested they were probably finished with those reiissues.. I'm glad they weren't..

The Beast Wars reissues are cheaper and soooo much easier to obtain then dealing with G-1 dealers and the Over priced and over hyped encores, Predaking Box sets, and Seacon Boxed sets.. those freaking dealers and Online stores are Jerks!! It's nice to be in a collecting market that is more relaxing then taxing...


Wheeljack35 wrote:I could pick up the TRU exclusive 2 pack for cheaper then what they want for each


That is just BBTS they are always more expensive... and if they tell ya its mark up for shipping, its BS, cause I have ordered from HLJ on plenty of o0ccasions and always come in 20.00USD cheaper then what my price was at BBTS..

I would suggest that the Reborn 2-Pack be bought as soon as possible.. it's the best 2-Pack of these characters out there for so little money...
Re: Special Edition Beast Wars Convoy and Megatron to be released next month in Japan (366274)
Posted by Alex Kingdom on September 27th, 2007 @ 7:20am CDT
skywarp-2 wrote:you gotta look at this from the perspective of a Beast Wars fan... It's like with G-1 if Takara had released a Reborn Convoy and Megatron with show accuracy, and then a couple of years later released the original G-1 toys with a cartoon accurate paint job.. same difference just it's Beast Wars instead of G-1..


Errmmm...I know! I really wish you were less condescending in pointing out the obvious. I am a Beast Wars fan so Im not quite sure where you are going with your G1 comparison however if Takara did the same with G1 Convoy and Megatron I'd be saying the same thing, what's the point?

skywarp-2 wrote:I am happy that we get Beast Wars Reissues, and Happy that Takara Tomy decided that just because the 10th anniversary passed, they will still release them under that banner..as some had suggested they were probably finished with those reiissues.. I'm glad they weren't..


Me too I just question why they have repainted the original moulds rather than just reissue the BWR figures or the original figure with original Deco. It just seems a little pointless to me.

Yours AK

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