Takara Tomy Teases Next Selects Figure as Possible Return to Volcanicus

Takara Tomy Teases Next Selects Figure as Possible Return to Volcanicus

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 1:22am CDT

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Hasbro may be all the talk when it comes to Selects right now, but Takara Tomy is kindly reminding us that they make Selects, too! Thanks to tips from Seibertronians Powered Convoy and Sabrblade we've been alerted to a new teaser posted to Takara Tomy's official Twitter account. While the only text is a simple "coming soon" and a picture that appears to indicate some sort of return, its hard to ignore that we're looking at the silhouette of Power of the Primes Volcanicus, the combined form of the Dinobots. While we can at least guess that much it's hard to guess why the sudden interest in revisiting the character and if they intend to make any changes to make it worth replacing a set that most of us completed just over two years ago. Especially when we've seen several leaks indicating proper Leader class G1 Dinobots coming in Studio Series.

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Teases Next Selects Figure as Possible Return to Volcanicus

Takara Tomy is usually pretty good about no making us wait too long after making teasers like this. But in the meantime feel free to speculate away in the Energon Pub Forums on exactly what you think we're getting, be it G2 colors, an improved combined form, or additional weapons. And of course you can expect us to pass along the updates as we get them!

Credit(s): Takara Tomy on Twitter, Powered Convoy and Sabrblade on Seibertron


This article was last modified on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 1:25am CDT

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Re: Takara Tomy Teases Next Selects Figure as Possible Return to Volcanicus (2078648)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on September 2nd, 2020 @ 1:48am CDT
Possible recolor into Monstructor / Dinoking? Honestly, I can't really see any appeal into repaint into G2 colors if that's what they are doing.

Guess we will see in time. In the meantime, I'm enjoying the fact that the Hasbro releases aren't over priced lol
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Next Selects Figure as Possible Return to Volcanicus (2078649)
Posted by Deadput on September 2nd, 2020 @ 1:54am CDT
Black Bumblebee wrote:Possible recolor into Monstructor / Dinoking? Honestly, I can't really see any appeal into repaint into G2 colors if that's what they are doing.

Guess we will see in time. In the meantime, I'm enjoying the fact that the Hasbro releases aren't over priced lol


It's probably those characters, I feel like it's more likely as a Takara Selects release then G2 Dinobots (if anything I expect G2 Dinobots from the Studio Series 1986 versions) because Takara
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Next Selects Figure as Possible Return to Volcanicus (2078651)
Posted by Emerje on September 2nd, 2020 @ 3:46am CDT
Black Bumblebee wrote:Possible recolor into Monstructor / Dinoking?

I saw this mentioned in comments on Twitter for the picture and I just don't find that likely at all. This is Takara Tomy, not Hasbro, simple repaints aren't going to cut it to turn Volcanicus into Dinoking. I think it's still Volcanicus, but for TT to say it's worthy of being a Selects figure and not just some random exclusive it's going to have some extensive retooling done to it.

Price-wise he should cost roughly the same as God Neptune.

Emerje
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Next Selects Figure as Possible Return to Volcanicus (2078652)
Posted by StaceyK93 on September 2nd, 2020 @ 3:50am CDT
It's a long shot but what if they are making him Titan size
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Next Selects Figure as Possible Return to Volcanicus (2078653)
Posted by blackeyedprime on September 2nd, 2020 @ 4:05am CDT
Could just be oversized from some of the molds they erm..aquired off weijiang :P That or Diaclone colored. Either way if it's just Volcanicus I'm not interested. I'd rather see other things they teased ages back that havent been revealed like the MP Raiden (not that my wallet wants to see that reveal) and MP rattrap or how thye plan to release Armada Prime before thrid party beats them which is unlikely with Naval Commander around the corner.
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Next Selects Figure as Possible Return to Volcanicus (2078655)
Posted by Deadput on September 2nd, 2020 @ 4:33am CDT
blackeyedprime wrote:Could just be oversized from some of the molds they erm..aquired off weijiang :P
I presume this is a joke but still

Why would this ever be a thing?
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Next Selects Figure as Possible Return to Volcanicus (2078660)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 2nd, 2020 @ 4:47am CDT
Imagine a heavy retools of not only PotP Dinobots but also with a mix of Terrorcons. All to make a moder Monstructor. That could be freaking bad-ass! Especially if the dinky torso Grimlock get fixed to be bigger and more stable.
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Next Selects Figure as Possible Return to Volcanicus (2078663)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on September 2nd, 2020 @ 4:55am CDT
This has gotta be some form of dinoking, likely a retooled combiner a la king neptune, if this is true, I'm cancelling the repaint pre-order and getting this guy :-?
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Next Selects Figure as Possible Return to Volcanicus (2078664)
Posted by ZeroWolf on September 2nd, 2020 @ 4:56am CDT
Greetings Seibertronians! Fellow Seibertron user, Hokutron, has let us know that fellow Seibertron user, and YouTube toy reviewer, PrimeVsPrime, has now given us our first English language review of Takara Tomy's highly anticipated, Transformers Generations Selects Super Megatron!

This figure is a heavy retool of Titans Returns Voyager Class Galvatron. Super Megatron is the first toy version of the character who debuted in the story pages of the Battlestars: Return of Convoy portion of the Japanese Generation 1 line, following on from Transformers Zone. This was the toyline that gave us the original Star Convoy toy (that came with hot rod Micromaster) and the Sky Garry toy.

We have embedded the review below for your convenience:


What do you think of this toy? Are you awaiting his arrival at your door? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Next Selects Figure as Possible Return to Volcanicus (2078668)
Posted by blackeyedprime on September 2nd, 2020 @ 5:16am CDT
Deadput wrote:
blackeyedprime wrote:Could just be oversized from some of the molds they erm..aquired off weijiang :P
I presume this is a joke but still

Why would this ever be a thing?


Yeagh mainly a joke but I could see them having retooling for pilot compartments and a full on Diaclone crossover as it would probably fit in well wth the current Takara Diaclones. Star Convoy was super lazy so I'm not expecting full on retooling into Dinoking but if it is, it will be nice to see.
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Next Selects Figure as Possible Return to Volcanicus (2078673)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on September 2nd, 2020 @ 5:31am CDT
blackeyedprime wrote:Star Convoy was super lazy so I'm not expecting full on retooling into Dinoking but if it is, it will be nice to see.

Why? They went way above and beyond for King Posiedon >:oP
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Next Selects Figure as Possible Return to Volcanicus (2078674)
Posted by Emerje on September 2nd, 2020 @ 5:33am CDT
blackeyedprime wrote:
Deadput wrote:
blackeyedprime wrote:Could just be oversized from some of the molds they erm..aquired off weijiang :P
I presume this is a joke but still

Why would this ever be a thing?


Yeagh mainly a joke but I could see them having retooling for pilot compartments and a full on Diaclone crossover as it would probably fit in well wth the current Takara Diaclones. Star Convoy was super lazy so I'm not expecting full on retooling into Dinoking but if it is, it will be nice to see.

How was Star Convoy super lazy? He wasn't completely G1 accurate, but his retooling was pretty extensive, especially on the smaller figure.

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Emerje
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Next Selects Figure as Possible Return to Volcanicus (2078675)
Posted by ausbot on September 2nd, 2020 @ 5:38am CDT
I hope it is dinoking
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Next Selects Figure as Possible Return to Volcanicus (2078684)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 2nd, 2020 @ 6:22am CDT
Curious to see what we end up with.

If it's just an improved Volcanicus, good on them, but I have one with an upgrade kit I am happy with, so would probably pass on.

If it's a new character that uses the same head and is improved, I'll be more interested.
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Next Selects Figure as Possible Return to Volcanicus (2078685)
Posted by blackeyedprime on September 2nd, 2020 @ 6:26am CDT
Emerje wrote:How was Star Convoy super lazy? He wasn't completely G1 accurate, but his retooling was pretty extensive, especially on the smaller figure.


By being not evenly remotely accurate to the characters looks or having any key throw backs to the original toy (mini hot rod, tank treads, bonnetted truck, car carriers etc). The smaller figure didnt even need to transform into anything so they could have focused on the truck/trailer -the extensive retooling on the smaller figure was pretty much wasted and misguided just to show Convoy powers up to only kinda look like Star Convoy in bot mode from groin upwards. Even Star convoys chest windows are the wrong shape.

The seacons/god neptune are excellent and really well done but for me there is no use pretending that they don't occasionally drop the ball and it can go either way for a Volcanicus reuse.
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Next Selects Figure as Possible Return to Volcanicus (2078689)
Posted by ZeroWolf on September 2nd, 2020 @ 6:54am CDT
Another thing to consider is that both King Poesidon and God Neptune also had animated appearances in Japan.
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Next Selects Figure as Possible Return to Volcanicus (2078690)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 2nd, 2020 @ 7:07am CDT
OK my prediction:

New Volcanicus figure with a bunch of new parts and tooling to improve the combined mode.
cartoon blue eyes
a pair of massive swords that store on the back, hence the background.

I can't really see this being anything other than a different style of Volcanicus, no other combiner has a head like that and they would not do all that retooling for an existing character and not redo the head
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Next Selects Figure as Possible Return to Volcanicus (2078694)
Posted by Emerje on September 2nd, 2020 @ 7:33am CDT
blackeyedprime wrote:
Emerje wrote:How was Star Convoy super lazy? He wasn't completely G1 accurate, but his retooling was pretty extensive, especially on the smaller figure.


By being not evenly remotely accurate to the characters looks or having any key throw backs to the original toy (mini hot rod, tank treads, bonnetted truck, car carriers etc). The smaller figure didnt even need to transform into anything so they could have focused on the truck/trailer -the extensive retooling on the smaller figure was pretty much wasted and misguided just to show Convoy powers up to only kinda look like Star Convoy in bot mode from groin upwards. Even Star convoys chest windows are the wrong shape.

I think you misunderstood what the figure represents and what Takara Tomy was trying to achieve. It isn't really Star Convoy. It's an Optimus Prime/Convoy figure with a Star Convoy-like power up, but not actually Star Convoy. This was made clear in his accompanying comics well before his release. I have a reissue Star Convoy and I think the Selects figure did a fantastic job of capturing his bot mode. It hasn't left my desk since his release.

And no matter how you feel about the figure the work put into it was nothing short of extensive just as it has been with King Poseidon, Super Megatron, and God Neptune (who has further retooling). I don't expect anything less from Volcanicus, it just wouldn't fit their track record.

Emerje
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Next Selects Figure as Possible Return to Volcanicus (2078701)
Posted by Dr. Caelus on September 2nd, 2020 @ 8:21am CDT
Rerelease of Volcanicus, either with bright, simple colors to match cartoon, or (less likely) vacuum-chromed parts to match original toys. For anything else, a head retool would be certain.,
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Next Selects Figure as Possible Return to Volcanicus (2078702)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on September 2nd, 2020 @ 8:27am CDT
I wasn't quite sold on Star Convoy either, despite the extensive retooling. Not every exclusive will work for every person. *shrug*

Super Megatron seems to be better as that character. It just seems like it improves that mold so, so much. And I guess I like his look more overall.

I can only imagine the Dinobots will be remade into Dinoking. Maybe they can work some magic on the Grimlock mold to make it worthwhile. Who knows?

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