Takara Tomy Teases Transformers Generations Selects Abominus

Takara Tomy Teases Transformers Generations Selects Abominus

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 3:39pm CDT

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Greetings Seibertronians! Fellow Seibertron users, Aronjlove, Sabrblade and -WonkoTheSane-, have let us know that Takara Tomy have taken to their Transformers Promotional twitter account to tease their next release in their Selects line, Abominus!

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Teases Transformers Generations Selects Abominus

This follows the teasing of the Terrorcons in the latest chapter of the Selects Manga that accompanies the line and is uploaded to the Takara Tomy Mall site.

It is expected that Abominus will be an animation accurate version of the Power of the Primes Terrorcon molds but Takara could still pull a few surprises at this stage if they wished. Given the time between Volcanicus's tease and reveal, we will be seeing more of this combiner soon.

What do you think of this? Will you be trading in your PotP Abominus? Or is the cash going to be spent elsewhere? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!

Credit(s): Takara Tomy Transformers Promotional Twitter Feed


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Re: Takara Tomy Teases Transformers Generations Selects Abominus (2082921)
Posted by Bounti76 on October 6th, 2020 @ 3:54pm CDT
I have much more of an attachment to the toys than the cartoon, so I'm fine with my POTP version. As I recall, there wasn't much difference in the individual bots, just the combined form itself.

So much for brands unification, eh?
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Transformers Generations Selects Abominus (2082922)
Posted by Emerje on October 6th, 2020 @ 3:55pm CDT
aronjlove wrote:So if this is Unite Warriors for the PotP line, is there a chance of them doing Orthia, or is she not well known enough overseas? I'd definitely double-dip on her so I could have the individuals and the combiner.

I would argue that Orthia isn't well known anywhere.

This definitely seems to be cartoon colors judging from the red visor. I'm more than happy to double dip since the colors should look more different between the two than the two Volcanicus (which I begrudgingly pre-ordered from Pulse).

Emerje
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Transformers Generations Selects Abominus (2082923)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on October 6th, 2020 @ 4:05pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:Abominus inches us closer to the possibility of getting an official "Firestormer" set. Maybe we'll get a few figures of overlooked characters from Combiner Wars/Unite Warriors like Sideswipe or Hoist? Or, even better, how about a proper "Megascream" with Thundercracker, Skywarp, and recolors of Dreadwind and Darkwing as Buster and Hydra? There are some intriguing possibilities.


I would be ok with any of those, just not sure how a straight up Abominus repaint gets us there.


It's no guarantee, but things are trending in the right direction. We started with just Volcanicus, which could have been a fluke. Now we're getting Abominus too, right on the heels of the sudden Volcanicus announcement. It feels like a Unite Warriors "redo" of Power of the Primes is happening with Takara Tomy. Those were the only two complete teams released in PotP, besides Titan Class Predaking. Takara might make actual teams for the remaining "torsos" without dedicated "limbs," like Elita-1, Starscream, and Inferno. Takara Tomy has done such before, transforming the one-off combiner torso Cyclonus in Combiner Wars into his own dedicated team in Unite Warriors as Grand Galvatron.
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Transformers Generations Selects Abominus (2082925)
Posted by ausbot on October 6th, 2020 @ 4:13pm CDT
Lets hope they do a dinoking and leokaiser with leozack and deathcobra, and jallguar
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Transformers Generations Selects Abominus (2082926)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 6th, 2020 @ 4:14pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:Takara might make actual teams for the remaining "torsos" without dedicated "limbs," like Elita-1, Starscream, and Inferno. Takara Tomy has done such before, transforming the one-off combiner torso Cyclonus in Combiner Wars into his own dedicated team in Unite Warriors as Grand Galvatron.
Though, one could also argue that, despite Takara keeping Cyclonus as Cyclonus, they colored the torso mode uniquely enough to make Grand Galvatron his own distinct combiner from Galvatronus, justifying the double dip on the Hasbro and Takara versions of Cyclonus. ;)
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Transformers Generations Selects Abominus (2082927)
Posted by o.supreme on October 6th, 2020 @ 4:21pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:Takara might make actual teams for the remaining "torsos" without dedicated "limbs," like Elita-1, Starscream, and Inferno. Takara Tomy has done such before, transforming the one-off combiner torso Cyclonus in Combiner Wars into his own dedicated team in Unite Warriors as Grand Galvatron.
Though, one could also argue that, despite Takara keeping Cyclonus as Cyclonus, they colored the torso mode uniquely enough to make Grand Galvatron his own distinct combiner from Galvatronus, justifying the double dip on the Hasbro and Takara versions of Cyclonus. ;)


It's odd, and a bit contradictory on my part I'll admit, but most of the time, I take straight up repaints to be the "same" character. Thus why I only bought Grand Galvatron (and not CW Cyclonus). However... I did make 2 different combiners from UW Optimus and CW Battle Core Optimus. I also somehow justified 3 different Scattershots in the same Universe (Single CW release as Modulus, CW Box Set as "Betatron", and UW as Computron proper) :lol:

I guess it's all mental. If I were into seekers instead of Combiners, I would blow a gasket at 10 different colored Starscreams, but take 10 of the same seeker mold and name them different characters, and I'm good. :lol:
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Transformers Generations Selects Abominus (2082928)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on October 6th, 2020 @ 4:22pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:Takara might make actual teams for the remaining "torsos" without dedicated "limbs," like Elita-1, Starscream, and Inferno. Takara Tomy has done such before, transforming the one-off combiner torso Cyclonus in Combiner Wars into his own dedicated team in Unite Warriors as Grand Galvatron.
Though, one could also argue that, despite Takara keeping Cyclonus as Cyclonus, they colored the torso mode uniquely enough to make Grand Galvatron his own distinct combiner from Galvatronus, justifying the double dip on the Hasbro and Takara versions of Cyclonus. ;)
Well they were going for the 2 different decos of Galvatron, right? I mean, I don't recall Cyclonus being silver and blue anywhere. But he may have been...?
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Transformers Generations Selects Abominus (2082929)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 6th, 2020 @ 4:30pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:Takara might make actual teams for the remaining "torsos" without dedicated "limbs," like Elita-1, Starscream, and Inferno. Takara Tomy has done such before, transforming the one-off combiner torso Cyclonus in Combiner Wars into his own dedicated team in Unite Warriors as Grand Galvatron.
Though, one could also argue that, despite Takara keeping Cyclonus as Cyclonus, they colored the torso mode uniquely enough to make Grand Galvatron his own distinct combiner from Galvatronus, justifying the double dip on the Hasbro and Takara versions of Cyclonus. ;)
Well they were going for the 2 different decos of Galvatron, right? I mean, I don't recall Cyclonus being silver and blue anywhere. But he may have been...?
UW Cyclonus in his robot and vehicle modes is in cartoon colors. CW Cyclonus is in his toy colors.
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Transformers Generations Selects Abominus (2082930)
Posted by ZeroWolf on October 6th, 2020 @ 4:31pm CDT
Greetings Seibertronians! Fellow Seibertron user, and YouTube toy reviewer, Thundertron, has dropped us a line to tell us that they've just uploaded a new video review of the forthcoming Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Class Hot House figure!

The figure is a redeco of the Deluxe Class Micromaster Base Air Wave from Transformers: Earthrise, and brings us up to two Micromaster bases on both Autobot and Decepticon sides. Unlike Selects Greasepit from Earthrise Ironworks (who received a small bit of retooling), Hot House is a straight up redeco of Air Wave.

We have embedded the review below for your convenience:



What do you think of this modulator? Will he be added into your city? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Transformers Generations Selects Abominus (2082933)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on October 6th, 2020 @ 5:05pm CDT
On Abominus:

Even if I did get the other UW sets I'm just not going to get this one. Not only do I already have the Hasbro version, but there's just too much I want in Earthrise and Kingdom. There's just no room for all these extras.

I do wonder if they'll do Orthia. The characters are obscure, but maybe that's part of the appeal. It is for me.
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Transformers Generations Selects Abominus (2082935)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 6th, 2020 @ 5:15pm CDT
They did show Orthia in the Selects Volcanicus manga, but she looked identical to her Power of the Primes toy.
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Transformers Generations Selects Abominus (2082939)
Posted by Ultra Markus on October 6th, 2020 @ 7:22pm CDT
i would hope if the do a cartoon accurate abominus they also give him better hands and feet and a gun
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Transformers Generations Selects Abominus (2082940)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 6th, 2020 @ 7:25pm CDT
I was really underwhelmed with Abominus when it was released in POTP, maybe it was because I really couldn't spend time with the figures or I was burned out on combiners by then. Either way, unless Takara is going to tighten the ratchets and maybe change the hip joints on the limb bots, I'm probably going to pass.
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Transformers Generations Selects Abominus (2082941)
Posted by Powered Convoy on October 6th, 2020 @ 8:18pm CDT
It's worth noting that there is some change to Abominus's torso. The shapes at the center top are different. I'm also not certain if that Decepticon symbol size is to be believed if they would fit on his legs.

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I've been waiting and hoping for TakaraTomy to do this back since the PotP version was announced. I didn't think it would happen, but here we are. :)
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Transformers Generations Selects Abominus (2082945)
Posted by Powered Convoy on October 6th, 2020 @ 10:09pm CDT
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Transformers Generations Selects Abominus (2082946)
Posted by aronjlove on October 6th, 2020 @ 10:10pm CDT
Takara Tomy's twitter has pics!
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Find more at the link...
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Transformers Generations Selects Abominus (2082948)
Posted by aronjlove on October 6th, 2020 @ 10:17pm CDT
I like the combining gun and Abominus' removable chest piece that is now also Hun-Gurr's shield. Not enough to double-dip on this one though.
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Transformers Generations Selects Abominus (2082949)
Posted by o.supreme on October 6th, 2020 @ 10:18pm CDT
Well that was quick :lol:

The one good thing is this comes out so soon after Volcanicus, not 6 months apart like most Combiners. Hopefully this will leave time for a new Selects release still to come later in 2021.
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Transformers Generations Selects Abominus (2082950)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 6th, 2020 @ 10:20pm CDT
New hands (same as King Poseidon's), new feet, new chestplate, and a new big gun (same as Turtler's).
Re: Takara Tomy Teases Transformers Generations Selects Abominus (2082953)
Posted by william-james88 on October 6th, 2020 @ 10:50pm CDT
Brand unification started with the Transformers Power of the Primes line and many fans wondered what Takara would do if it was like the old days where they would release their own version of Transformers toys. Well wonder no more, since Takaratomymall revealed their version of Abominus. As assumed, this one is more cartoon accurate with a new chest and new feet. There are also new weapons. It is due out in march 2021 and retails for ¥ 22,000 (so a little over $200 USD)

What do you think of this? Will you be trading in your PotP Abominus? Or is the cash going to be spent elsewhere? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!

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