Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Primes in Figure King 239

Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Primes in Figure King 239

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 9:17am CST

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Courtesy of the Loopaza Megastore Facebook page, we have the scans of the Transformers dedicated pages in the latest issue of Figure King Magazine, issue number 239, and the focus is almost entirely on the Power of the Primes line - which as we have learned this far, is virtually unchanged from the Hasbro releases, and will be so going forward until contradicting news appears - and the various size classes in the line.

Featuring the likes of Leaders Optimus Prime and Rodimus Prime (with Orion Pax and Hot Rod with their evolution gimmicks), Prime Masters and Matrix interactions, plus decoy suits for Liege Maximo, Micronus and Vector Prime, Deluxe class Jazz, and Legend class Slash, Beachcomber and Windcharger. Check them all out below!

Figure King No. 239 Transformers

This month's Figure King of Transformers covering the Power of the Primes series will kick off in Japan in coming May. Overseas fans may be disappointed as this series will be the exactly the same to the US version. Will Takaratomy consider another way to make their own Transformers or just "import" the US version instead in the future? That is nothing for sure right now.


Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Primes in Figure King 239

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Primes in Figure King 239

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Primes in Figure King 239

Credit(s): Loopaza Megastore


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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Primes in Figure King 239 (1928381)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 27th, 2017 @ 9:26am CST
They're even keeping all the Hasbro names in Katakana. "Optimus Prime" instead of "Convoy", "Rodimus Prime" instead of "Rodimus Convoy", "Jazz" instead of "Meister", "Skullgrin" instead of "Dauros", "Cloudburst" instead of "Phoenix", "Windcharger" instead of just "Charger", etc.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Primes in Figure King 239 (1928398)
Posted by ExciKaiser on December 27th, 2017 @ 11:26am CST
Got my potp leaders today, and finally been able to do the comparizon I was waiting for :

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The vehicule mode is more or less the same size, but the bit mode is definitely bigger than the fansproject one. Probably because 90% of the fansproject trailer is left over.

More pics here : excikaiser-s-collection-p1928396.php#p1928396
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Primes in Figure King 239 (1928417)
Posted by no-one on December 27th, 2017 @ 2:52pm CST
Got my Prime Masters in yesterday, 7 days late - thanks FedEx :BANG_HEAD: also, no bonus PM's :(

Been playing with them today and trying to see if there is any logic to the PM and decoy pairings. I can't find any, but in the process I noticed (and this may be old news) that the wave 2 Decoys are retools of wave 1.

Landmine from Metal Hawk - uses quite a few of the same tooling - knees down is the same, same arms, same gun. The PM's look the same.

Submaruder from Skullgrin - seems to use the same back half of the shell with some retooling. The weapons appears to attach the same way on the back.


@shajaki :lol: :lol: - good stuff ;)^
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Primes in Figure King 239 (1928447)
Posted by Skritz on December 27th, 2017 @ 6:00pm CST
You know, I kinda wish that the PotP Voyagers had a better place to store enigmas/prime masters, especially in robot mode. Like some spot in their chest to plug it in, matrix-style (incidentally, this line also has Matrices using the same engineer): that way one could totally have had 'Grimlock Prime' lording it all over the other Autobots that 'him Grimlock king, now!'.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Primes in Figure King 239 (1928448)
Posted by ExciKaiser on December 27th, 2017 @ 6:20pm CST
They do have a place : In torso mode.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Primes in Figure King 239 (1928451)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on December 27th, 2017 @ 7:23pm CST
ExciKaiser wrote:They do have a place : In torso mode.


But in vehicle and regular robot mode, they can't be stored internally. That makes sense, really, as it's meant to be displayed full on in Combined Mode to show off its power and importance.

carytheone wrote:Got my Prime Masters in yesterday, 7 days late - thanks FedEx :BANG_HEAD: also, no bonus PM's :(

Been playing with them today and trying to see if there is any logic to the PM and decoy pairings. I can't find any, but in the process I noticed (and this may be old news) that the wave 2 Decoys are retools of wave 1.

Landmine from Metal Hawk - uses quite a few of the same tooling - knees down is the same, same arms, same gun. The PM's look the same.

Submaruder from Skullgrin - seems to use the same back half of the shell with some retooling. The weapons appears to attach the same way on the back.


@shajaki :lol: :lol: - good stuff ;)^


Submarauder is all new, different from Skullgrin. Look at the Prime Masters first and foremost, then the arms of the shell for any matches and thus retools. No, Skullgrin's/Liege Maximo's retool will probably be Megatronus/Bomb-Burst if we're to go by the leaked 3/4 view.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Primes in Figure King 239 (1928463)
Posted by Emerje on December 27th, 2017 @ 9:12pm CST
Octopunch will probably be based on Submarauder since he often is shown with a trident in various comics. If I remember right Waverider (shown by Takara Tomy for Grand Maximus) is based on Cloudburst. That leaves Bludgeon as the odd one out so he might be a unique shell, probably turn into a sword. Another thing to consider is that Bludgeon is basically human-shaped like the Autobot shells so he may share parts with a second wave 4 Autobot (assuming Waverider is in wave 4). Wont be Doubleheader, maybe Pincher? I feel like they're saving the G1 Wave 2 Pretenders for another time.

Emerje
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Primes in Figure King 239 (1928464)
Posted by Skritz on December 27th, 2017 @ 9:22pm CST
ExciKaiser wrote:They do have a place : In torso mode.


Haven't found the one on Grimlock. Then again I can't remember where I stuffed his instructions. :HEADHURTS:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Primes in Figure King 239 (1928465)
Posted by Targetmaster Kup on December 27th, 2017 @ 9:25pm CST
Skritz wrote:
ExciKaiser wrote:They do have a place : In torso mode.


Haven't found the one on Grimlock. Then again I can't remember where I stuffed his instructions. :HEADHURTS:


In the dino mouth.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Primes in Figure King 239 (1928469)
Posted by Emerje on December 27th, 2017 @ 9:52pm CST
Should have just stuck a "USA Edition" sticker on these and called it a day.

Emerje
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Primes in Figure King 239 (1928484)
Posted by bacem on December 28th, 2017 @ 12:52am CST
Found these on planet iacon singapore facebook page.

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fingers crossed that the duocon combine.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Primes in Figure King 239 (1928488)
Posted by Bronzewolf on December 28th, 2017 @ 1:43am CST
Seibertronians, we have some huge news today about some brand new Legend Class figures from the Power of the Primes line!
Coming from Transformers Facebook fan page Planet Iacon, we have actual images of POTP Legend Class Tailgate, Roadtrap, and Battleslash! These figures were shown off previously at a Hasbro event in Australia, but were censored out of all photos from the event, so we never actually got to see them. Tailgate is clearly a remold of Windcharger, and Roadtrap and Battleslash, of course, are homages to the Duocon BattleTrap, except each piece now has it's own robot mode! They both appear to be new molds, but it's unknown if they truly combiner as the G1 version did. This obviously has reignited rumors of other Duocon, like Flywheels, so continue the discussion in the EnergonPub Forums!

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Thanks to Seibertronian MaverickPrime for sending this our way!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Primes in Figure King 239 (1928491)
Posted by MaverickPrime on December 28th, 2017 @ 1:53am CST
You're welcome ;)
I feel special, I feel like after sending it to Thew, I opened the floodgates on Twitter haha.
I'm really excited about a possible Flywheels now, I bet they do combine, but why isn't it advertised? :-?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Primes in Figure King 239 (1928492)
Posted by Hotconvoy on December 28th, 2017 @ 2:00am CST
They totally combine just look at the front of the helicopter mode for battleslash and 19 steps for a figure that small?
Also roadtrap has a clear line of separation down his middle.
Here's hoping that he works better then heavytread from the minicon combiner Centuritron
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Primes in Figure King 239 (1928493)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on December 28th, 2017 @ 2:03am CST
I agree it looks like they combine... Whether it's something as simple as the crash-combiners (judging from the front end of battleslash)... idk. Kinda wished Tailgate had the teal flames...
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Primes in Figure King 239 (1928494)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on December 28th, 2017 @ 2:06am CST
Hotconvoy wrote:They totally combine just look at the front of the helicopter mode for battleslash and 19 steps for a figure that small?
Also roadtrap has a clear line of separation down his middle.
Here's hoping that he works better then heavytread from the minicon combiner Centuritron


I was actually fiddling around with the mini-con combiner... it's still pretty cool, and rather impressive given the scale of the three little guys... though I do wish it hid the rotor blades better
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Primes in Figure King 239 (1928495)
Posted by bacem on December 28th, 2017 @ 2:16am CST
Confirmed, those two can combine.

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EDIT: more pic for actual thing

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Primes in Figure King 239 (1928496)
Posted by leokearon on December 28th, 2017 @ 3:06am CST
Combined mode doesn't look to bad, I hope the connection is strong.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Primes in Figure King 239 (1928497)
Posted by Nightbeat339 on December 28th, 2017 @ 3:48am CST
So I'm assuming combined mode is maybe about the size of a Deluxe? Can't wait until these three come out, and now I've got my hopes up for a Flywheels. ;)
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Primes in Figure King 239 (1928498)
Posted by Burn on December 28th, 2017 @ 3:54am CST
And we all thought Powerlinking was dead ...

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