Spoof Film Poster with Takara Tomy Transformers Movie The Best Figures

Spoof Film Poster with Takara Tomy Transformers Movie The Best Figures

Saturday, April 1st, 2017 7:27am CDT

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Takara Tomy is having some fun today, April 1st, with digibashes and photoshopped images on Twitter - including a mention to the replacement for the Gundam statue in Tokyo, recently retired - and the Transformers one features a pun on Transformers: The Last Knight with toys from the Movie The Best toyline!

As you can see the in the image below, Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are trying to consume their forbidden relationship, while the Decepticons Megatron, Soundwave, Shockwave and Starscream.. do something. In the background. The title of the mock film? Transformers: Last Night. Heh.

[They have also placed Beast Wars Megatron's voice actor Chiba Shigeru in charge of their customer service line. Check it out here!]

Transformers News: Spoof Film Poster with Takara Tomy Transformers Movie The Best Figures

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Re: Spoof Film Poster with Takara Tomy Transformers Movie The Best Figures (1870893)
Posted by Va'al on April 1st, 2017 @ 7:33am CDT
I am giggling so very hard at this.
Re: Spoof Film Poster with Takara Tomy Transformers Movie The Best Figures (1870896)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 1st, 2017 @ 7:57am CDT
The bit about Shigeru Chiba being in charge of Takara's customer service line is especially funny if anyone here has ever heard the Japanese song "Megatron Ondo" ("Megatron's Marching Song") in which Shigeru Chiba reprised his role of Megatron during the speaking parts of the song that involved Megatron having a telephone conversation that just starts off civil at first but gets more and more insane as it goes on. :lol:
Re: Spoof Film Poster with Takara Tomy Transformers Movie The Best Figures (1870900)
Posted by RAR on April 1st, 2017 @ 8:09am CDT
You just can't get the Kiss Players out of Takara can you.
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Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 1st, 2017 @ 8:17am CDT
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Re: Spoof Film Poster with Takara Tomy Transformers Movie The Best Figures (1870902)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 1st, 2017 @ 8:19am CDT
RAR wrote:You just can't get the Kiss Players out of Takara can you.


Come on, guys, Stop it with the Kiss Players bashing. It's not that bad. The only thing I'd really wish about that series is a proper 12 episodes high quality anime series. I mean, they did made a pilot episode. I even have a screeshot to proves it.

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Sniff, sniff... Something smell like Burning... Better get out of here!
Re: Spoof Film Poster with Takara Tomy Transformers Movie The Best Figures (1870917)
Posted by Evil Eye on April 1st, 2017 @ 11:41am CDT
At the risk of being a pedant, I assume you meant "Consummate" their relationship, not "consume". 8-}
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Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 1st, 2017 @ 12:06pm CDT
Black Hat wrote:At the risk of being a pedant, I assume you meant "Consummate" their relationship, not "consume". 8-}


I'm French Canadian so I make mistakes from times to times... Or did I? :-?
Re: Spoof Film Poster with Takara Tomy Transformers Movie The Best Figures (1873430)
Posted by Overcracker on April 10th, 2017 @ 2:09pm CDT
Having played around with MB-11 for the better part of the week now, I find that he's not as complex as I thought he was going to be.

Getting everything aligned when going back to Truck mode can be a chore, but overall its not a very complex transformation.

Once you figure out where the arms go, and where the head goes, everything else comes together nicely.

With that said, I do have some questions, never having owned this mold or any of its retools along the way, maybe somebody can answer them.

He holds the swords and hooks like guns in the slots in his hands, but they also have a peg on the side. The only place I can find this fits in, is on top of his forearms, which makes posing very awkward as his hands cannot be positioned in any convincing way.

What's that peg for? The instructions only show him holding them in his hands.


His right gas can / gun part seems to pop off the slider on his back panels quite easily when I move it, anybody else having this issue? Its supposed to slide out, not just detach itself.


The left Air filter / shoulder panel seems to be stuck, it doesn't want to hinge upward as much as the right one, which means it gets in the way of the hood / forearm panels. Not sure how to fix this.


Anybody know where I can get translations for his voice clips? Tried to use Google Translate App on my phone, but it doesn't seem to be able to pick it up or transalate coherently when it does.



Beyond that, I'm loving this figure so much.
Re: Spoof Film Poster with Takara Tomy Transformers Movie The Best Figures (1873487)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 10th, 2017 @ 4:24pm CDT
One difficulty of Leader Prime that have been removed for his transformation is to deal with the arms. The SPRING LOADED SWORDS. There were standards on the ROTF and HFTD originals. Takara, with the Buster retool emoved them. Those things were always in the way and were always springing forward in transformation.
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Posted by Overcracker on April 10th, 2017 @ 4:49pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:One difficulty of Leader Prime that have been removed for his transformation is to deal with the arms. The SPRING LOADED SWORDS. There were standards on the ROTF and HFTD originals. Takara, with the Buster retool emoved them. Those things were always in the way and were always springing forward in transformation.


Yeah, I remember all the complaints about the spring loaded swords on the original mold when it was released.

It's a good thing Takara made the swords an external accessory, its just that peg on the side of them that's intriguing.
Re: Spoof Film Poster with Takara Tomy Transformers Movie The Best Figures (1873494)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on April 10th, 2017 @ 4:54pm CDT
Overcracker wrote:It's a good thing Takara made the swords an external accessory, its just that peg on the side of them that's intriguing.


Those are for the omitted Shield/Stealth Mode hood piece that they attach to, from Striker Optimus.
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Posted by Overcracker on April 10th, 2017 @ 5:04pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Overcracker wrote:It's a good thing Takara made the swords an external accessory, its just that peg on the side of them that's intriguing.


Those are for the omitted Shield/Stealth Mode hood piece that they attach to, from Striker Optimus.


Ah, thanks, that makes sense. Now I know. ;)^
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Posted by william-james88 on April 12th, 2017 @ 10:55pm CDT
I just realized, since Soundwave is at the same scale as the MP cars, he will be PERFECT to go with the upcoming MPM Bumblebee

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Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 13th, 2017 @ 4:41am CDT
william-james88 wrote:I just realized, since Soundwave is at the same scale as the MP cars, he will be PERFECT to go with the upcoming MPM Bumblebee


Dunno about that. The HA line is supposed to scale with each others and ROTF HA Bee was so big that he didn't came with a bonus transforming bike. Unless the original HA bee was made too big, the upcoming MP bee might be a tad too small.

The only way to make sure though is when we actually have it in hands. I'll dig out my old HA Bee from storage and make all the comparison shots then. :-?
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Posted by no-one on April 13th, 2017 @ 10:12am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
william-james88 wrote:I just realized, since Soundwave is at the same scale as the MP cars, he will be PERFECT to go with the upcoming MPM Bumblebee


Dunno about that. The HA line is supposed to scale with each others and ROTF HA Bee was so big that he didn't came with a bonus transforming bike. Unless the original HA bee was made too big, the upcoming MP bee might be a tad too small.

The only way to make sure though is when we actually have it in hands. I'll dig out my old HA Bee from storage and make all the comparison shots then. :-?
I found that Soundwave is a little bigger than MP cars.

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Posted by william-james88 on April 13th, 2017 @ 10:20am CDT
carytheone wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
william-james88 wrote:I just realized, since Soundwave is at the same scale as the MP cars, he will be PERFECT to go with the upcoming MPM Bumblebee


Dunno about that. The HA line is supposed to scale with each others and ROTF HA Bee was so big that he didn't came with a bonus transforming bike. Unless the original HA bee was made too big, the upcoming MP bee might be a tad too small.

The only way to make sure though is when we actually have it in hands. I'll dig out my old HA Bee from storage and make all the comparison shots then. :-?
I found that Soundwave is a little bigger than MP cars.

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yeha but only in car mode. he shrinks down to their size when in robot mode. Cary, how do you position those purely aesthetic panels on his arms that have that little blue circle?

And Kanrabat, the HA toys were meant to scale with eachother, except for Soundwave who is much smaller than the rest. The HA toys are Ultra sized while the MP cars are voyager sized. And HA Soundwave is more in line with the voyager scale. he doesnt scale well with HA Bee (i know since i have HA barricade, who is the same height as bee) so he will scale well with MPM Bee.

There is a reason takara is rereleasing that Soundwave later this year, once people get MPM Bee in hand ;)
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Posted by no-one on April 13th, 2017 @ 10:25am CDT
william-james88 wrote:yeha but only in car mode. he shrinks down to their size when in robot mode. Cary, how do you position those purely aesthetic panels on his arms that have that little blue circle?
Well you did say "MP Cars" ;)

In bot mode is is Voyager height, but he was a shockingly heavy and beefy bot. I am quite pleased with him.

A lot of his parts just kinda float around. Like the shoulder pauldrons, the roof bits on the back of his arms and those panels you mentioned. I just kinda position where they look nice and stay out of the way.

If you click the pic it will take you to a few more pics I took on my first transformation. I missed a few things and have gotten better at it after a few more rounds.

Soundwave makes me want more movie figs or at least more HA figs ;)^
Re: Spoof Film Poster with Takara Tomy Transformers Movie The Best Figures (1874247)
Posted by william-james88 on April 13th, 2017 @ 10:59am CDT
Just wondering, is Soundwave the best looking car mode we have ever had in TF toy history?
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Posted by no-one on April 13th, 2017 @ 11:10am CDT
william-james88 wrote:Just wondering, is Soundwave the best looking car mode we have ever had in TF toy history?
That's an interesting list cause G1 had some nice looking cars with some funky robots.

That Soundwave is sexy as hell and floats between MP and alternators. That line probably takes all the cakes on good looking cars though.
Re: Spoof Film Poster with Takara Tomy Transformers Movie The Best Figures (1874255)
Posted by william-james88 on April 13th, 2017 @ 11:14am CDT
carytheone wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Just wondering, is Soundwave the best looking car mode we have ever had in TF toy history?
That's an interesting list cause G1 had some nice looking cars with some funky robots.

That Soundwave is sexy as hell and floats between MP and alternators. That line probably takes all the cakes on good looking cars though.



This is what I have so far:

Top 5 Nicest Licensed Car Modes Amongst Transformers Toys

5. Binaltech Override/Windcharger

4. MP Wheeljack

3. Binaltec Meister/Jazz

2. G1/MP Sideswipe

1. MB Soundwave


G1 cars are nice, but the stickers kinda get in the way of them looking great. I was thinking of other movie cars but they have so many damn panels that they end up not looking as good as G1 or Binaltech (which doesnt have that many panels).

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