Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and Race Track Patrol with Photos

Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and  Race Track Patrol with Photos

Thursday, April 9th, 2020 2:30am CDT

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Takara Tomy is starting to take pre-orders for their next batch of Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise figures. This time around it's ER-08 Doubledealer hitting mass retail while the Takara Tomy Mall will be getting their exclusive ER EX-09 Roller Force & Groundhog and ER EX-10 Snapdragon (thanks to Sentinel_Primal for posting some photos in the forums). As usual these will be identical to the Hasbro releases just with some slight changes to the packaging. The EX figures are only available for pre-order in Japan until May 7 with all three (Doubledealer included) released in September.

More importantly we have new stock photos of the actual figures in what may be their final form baring some slight changes.

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and  Race Track Patrol with Photos

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and  Race Track Patrol with Photos

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and  Race Track Patrol with Photos

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and  Race Track Patrol with Photos

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and  Race Track Patrol with Photos

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and  Race Track Patrol with Photos

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and  Race Track Patrol with Photos

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and  Race Track Patrol with Photos

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and  Race Track Patrol with Photos

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and  Race Track Patrol with Photos

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and  Race Track Patrol with Photos

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and  Race Track Patrol with Photos

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and  Race Track Patrol with Photos

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and  Race Track Patrol with Photos

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and  Race Track Patrol with Photos

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and  Race Track Patrol with Photos

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and  Race Track Patrol with Photos

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and  Race Track Patrol with Photos

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and  Race Track Patrol with Photos

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and  Race Track Patrol with Photos

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and  Race Track Patrol with Photos

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and  Race Track Patrol with Photos

I'm personally happy to see painted cockpit details in Snapdragon, I hope they stick around for the final release. But what are your thoughts on the latest galleries? Let us know in the Energon Pub forums!

Credit(s): Sentinel_Primal on Seibertron, Takara Tomy Mall


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Re: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and Race Track Patrol with Photos (2059994)
Posted by mentre83 on April 9th, 2020 @ 2:42am CDT
I can't help but feel Snapdragon a little cheap, if compared to other toys of this and previous more recent lines. The jaw of its monster form is particularly bad, shouldn't this be its final look.
Re: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and Race Track Patrol with Photos (2059995)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on April 9th, 2020 @ 2:43am CDT
I just realized that Snapdragon has a waist swivel. So that's a pretty nice feature that Apeface lacked. I will say though, that Apeface's beast mode head feels better proportioned than Snapdragon's
Re: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and Race Track Patrol with Photos (2059997)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 9th, 2020 @ 3:12am CDT
mentre83 wrote:I can't help but feel Snapdragon a little cheap, if compared to other toys of this and previous more recent lines. The jaw of its monster form is particularly bad, shouldn't this be its final look.

That might be because of the Titan master forming the lower jaw. I'm not bothered by how it looks, and I like this idea that the Titan Masters have only formed part of the beast mode heads, it leads to better results then the G1 toys. A much better representation of the characters.
Re: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and Race Track Patrol with Photos (2060000)
Posted by blackeyedprime on April 9th, 2020 @ 6:29am CDT
Robot head could have benefitted from the tr spring ups or had a bit of a wider face to incorporate the yellow detail parts. Nice to have painted details inside the titan masters seating area.

Not sold on double dealer and I'm not sure why but if he drops to voyager prices at some point I'll probably pick him up. Side foot flaps are a poor excuse for ankle tilts :(
Re: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and Race Track Patrol with Photos (2060010)
Posted by sol magnus on April 9th, 2020 @ 9:18am CDT
For sentimental reasons, Doubledealer is a buy. For Apeface reasons, Snapdragon is a buy. As much as I like Micromasters and the Weaponizer/Micromaster bases, they just don't fit into my collection, so I gotta skip em.
Re: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and Race Track Patrol with Photos (2060025)
Posted by Microbot on April 9th, 2020 @ 1:47pm CDT
Do you think it could do other titans after Scorponok?(Unicron not count is another class I think...)a new one? Maybe redo Metroplex or a new version? Or update Fortress? :-?
Re: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and Race Track Patrol with Photos (2060030)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on April 9th, 2020 @ 2:27pm CDT
The only* other possible Titan remaining (one that could tie into WFC, at any rate) is Grandus.

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The Micromaster base former, would have probably remained an obscure outlier, if not for the resurgence of Masters in general across this line. Plus he ties into the same lore as Star Convoy and Super Megatron. So he has a better chance than most.

There is also Unicron Trilogy's Tidal Wave. He is also likely, but I imagine a New UT figure that size would require a fan poll.

*There is also this one: Sky Garry.

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A Cybertronian Starship, also labelled as a Micromaster base. Much like prior Triple Former City Bots.
Re: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and Race Track Patrol with Photos (2060042)
Posted by o.supreme on April 9th, 2020 @ 4:34pm CDT
I'd definitely be all for a Grandus Titan. However, remember this is Titan *class*

I like to think that each year we get a Titan Class toy it is special (hopefully like the Commander Class will be in time, 2 years in a row is good, but not enough to establish a pattern yet).

I know a lot of younger fans are enamored with Armada Tidal Wave. He would make a great CC figure, but not a Titan Class.

Aside from Grandus, I'd definitely be happy with Raiden (6 voyagers just like CW/UW Devastator), or even Monstructor/Dinoking at that same 18 inch scale. I'm going back and forth with Galaxy Shuttle. He certainly is big enough, but never really did anything in Victory worthy of his size, which was kind of sad.

Repaints such as Black Zarak and Metrotitan would be welcome, but I think those would be more for a :TAKARATOMY: Selects release.

Although Fort Max reused many of T30's Metroplex' parts, it seems the past few years Hasbro has wanted to make each Titan Class toy special, lets hope that continues for years to come. Would I want a more *Original Series* looking Metroplex?, perhaps in time, but I'd rather have every truly obscure character worthy of a Titan Class figure be done fist, before Hasbro starts doing them again.
Re: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and Race Track Patrol with Photos (2060050)
Posted by Emerje on April 9th, 2020 @ 6:00pm CDT
Never felt Grandus as a Titan. Him, Sky Garry, and Star Convoy are all roughly the same size, SC might actually be bigger than both depending on the art since he dragged them around. Knowing that then why make a virtually unknown Grandus a Titan at all when they could just make a far more recognizable Titan Star Convoy and sell a bajillion of them? Scale wise (which is super important to WFC) they're pretty standard Transformer size, not mile high giants.

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They turn into Micromaster bases, lots of figures do, there's no real good reason for them to be titans. Old/tall leader should be enough.

Emerje
Re: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and Race Track Patrol with Photos (2060052)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on April 9th, 2020 @ 6:18pm CDT
Microbot wrote:Do you think it could do other titans after Scorponok?(Unicron not count is another class I think...)a new one? Maybe redo Metroplex or a new version? Or update Fortress? :-?
Earthrise already has its Titan. For future Titan speculation, please post in the Titan Class thread.
Re: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and Race Track Patrol with Photos (2060055)
Posted by Emerje on April 9th, 2020 @ 6:33pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Microbot wrote:Do you think it could do other titans after Scorponok?(Unicron not count is another class I think...)a new one? Maybe redo Metroplex or a new version? Or update Fortress? :-?
Earthrise already has its Titan. For future Titan speculation, please post in the Titan Class thread.

I've mentioned this before, but If things keep going the way they are, and after ER already got a late start, and Hasbro has to delay Earthrise into 2021 we very well could see a second Titan in ER. After all, thanks to Titans Return getting a lopsided run we ended up getting two Titans (Fortress Maximus and Trypticon) in that line. This is a very real possibility.

But I do get your point. Until we can actually talk to Warden and ask when he plans on ending ER (and even he may not know just now with so many uncertainties in the world) this probably isn't the place for speculation. I'm just saying it can happen. :)

Emerje
Re: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and Race Track Patrol with Photos (2060092)
Posted by LeAwesome1 on April 10th, 2020 @ 7:09am CDT
I think a good titan would be Raiden, purely because I love trains and I don't think he's had a figure for a long time!
Re: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and Race Track Patrol with Photos (2060096)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 10th, 2020 @ 7:40am CDT
LeAwesome1 wrote:I think a good titan would be Raiden, purely because I love trains and I don't think he's had a figure for a long time!

Well...Takara are doing MP Raiden.

So are we all thinking on the same lines then that ER will be given a do over of sorts giving the current climate?

Seems Hasbro's wish for one generations line a year went completely out of the window didn't it! :lol:
Re: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and Race Track Patrol with Photos (2060097)
Posted by LeAwesome1 on April 10th, 2020 @ 7:41am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:
LeAwesome1 wrote:I think a good titan would be Raiden, purely because I love trains and I don't think he's had a figure for a long time!

Well...Takara are doing MP Raiden.

So are we all thinking on the same lines then that ER will be given a do over of sorts giving the current climate?

Seems Hasbro's wish for one generations line a year went completely out of the window didn't it! :lol:

I know the MP Raiden is happening, but a generations scale one would be nice too I think, but it probably wont be for a while
Re: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and Race Track Patrol with Photos (2060098)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 10th, 2020 @ 7:46am CDT
But you do realise that CW Devy started out as MP Devy... There's precedence for hasbro to ask the Takara designers to lower parts count where possible in order to fit it into the Titan Class price point. Then Takara would restore it to the original design.

On the other hand, the fact that Takara are doing an MP Raiden could preclude Titan Class Raiden for a fair while yet. End of the day, just wait to see what materialises from Takara.
Re: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and Race Track Patrol with Photos (2060100)
Posted by NTESHFT on April 10th, 2020 @ 8:09am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:But you do realise that CW Devy started out as MP Devy... There's precedence for hasbro to ask the Takara designers to lower parts count where possible in order to fit it into the Titan Class price point. Then Takara would restore it to the original design.

On the other hand, the fact that Takara are doing an MP Raiden could preclude Titan Class Raiden for a fair while yet. End of the day, just wait to see what materialises from Takara.



I wish they would go back and revisit Devy....I'm sorry but I just did not like the way he turned out
Re: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and Race Track Patrol with Photos (2060105)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on April 10th, 2020 @ 9:32am CDT
The reason why I thought to suggest Grandus and Sky Garry to this thread, wasn't to imply them being made as big as Omega Supreme or Fort Max. I wouldn't consider either viable as "Titan Class" in the strictest sense, but adapted in the same way as Ironworks.
As a 'Titan Micromaster', a very relative description. Besides, much like Ironworks, they can be re-imagined as anything for this line. So for them to be no taller than Star Convoy wouldn't be an issue. They would be a "City" or "Starship" for Micromasters exclusively, not anyone else.
Re: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and Race Track Patrol with Photos (2060107)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 10th, 2020 @ 9:45am CDT
What size classes would you sell them in then? I also doubt they would be reimagined in this line as they seem perfect fodder for Takara on their Selects line.
Re: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and Race Track Patrol with Photos (2060109)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on April 10th, 2020 @ 9:52am CDT
Well one thing I think this WFC line has made interesting use of, is the Modulator concept. Brunt, Six Gun, Ironworks etc Why not expand on these with a series of figures the next size after deluxe? I wouldn't see an issue with Grandus or Sky Garry being Voyager Class, to accommodate being a Micromaster Titan/play set.
Re: Takara Tomy Takes Orders on Earthrise Doubledealer, Snapdragon, and Race Track Patrol with Photos (2060110)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 10th, 2020 @ 9:57am CDT
Nah the only Voyager modulator that needs to exist is Victory Leo, to go along side leader Class (or commander class) Star Saber. I just expect them in the next line. If they were going to introduce voyager class modulators, they'd have done it in the first wave (plus I feel the Micromaster vehicles would be a better fit for that role)

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