TakaraTomy Website Update: Metroplex & Universe Ultra

TakaraTomy Website Update: Metroplex & Universe Ultra

Friday, September 26th, 2008 2:32am CDT

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A few new updates on TakaraTomy'sWebsite.

As you know, Metroplex was released last week in Japan. Now, you can check out official pictures from Takara. Click here.

Also, noteworthy are three Universe Ultra figures, which will be released as exclusive repaints in Japan – Onslaught, Powerglide, and Silverbolt. Each image below offers a view of the Japanese repaint and the U.S. version. These figures are slated for release October 16th.

Onslaught features a greenish/blue shade that matches his G1 color more closely.

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Powerglide features a red fa├žade that fans are excited about.

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And Silverbolt will have a red chest and offer a white fuselage in alt mode.

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Credit(s): Takara, DavidT


This article was last modified on Friday, September 26th, 2008 2:35am CDT

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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update: Metroplex & Universe Ultra (795789)
Posted by Kryptikore on September 26th, 2008 @ 9:55am CDT
I'm pretty disappointed with these slightly modified universe figures! The price tag is rediculous! $55 BUCKS! I didn't like paying the standard 25 dollars over here in the states for hasbro's version. The only Takara figure worth buying is Onsault because of his paint and thats it. Power glide is molded in red plastic which doesn't require a doubled price tag, but if it was painted then it's a must buy. Silverbolt is a disappiontment in it's self for the fact that his transformation is too simple. I love the look of him in robot mode, but just feel jipped. A simple swap of colored plastic doesn't seem to justify a second purchase for such a character. I know alot of people don't dig on the chrome Takara usaully uses, but I think it would have helped if placed right. Oh and Metroplex is a must buy and a half! :D
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update: Metroplex & Universe Ultra (795791)
Posted by rpetras on September 26th, 2008 @ 10:06am CDT
Most of that price tag is because they are Japanese imports, not because of their construction or color differences.

For me the only one that was worth it was Powerglide. The US release does nothing for me, and can languish on the shelves.
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update: Metroplex & Universe Ultra (795819)
Posted by olokin on September 26th, 2008 @ 10:41am CDT
Will the Takara versions also have the electronics of the Hasbro version?
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update: Metroplex & Universe Ultra (795845)
Posted by Auto Bot on September 26th, 2008 @ 11:18am CDT
Silverbolt white plane mode does look good.

But i'm sticking to cheaper Hasbro versions. :P
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update: Metroplex & Universe Ultra (795884)
Posted by Hard Hacker on September 26th, 2008 @ 12:58pm CDT
Henkei Powerglide reminds me of Classics Blades.

Huh.
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update: Metroplex & Universe Ultra (796136)
Posted by Stormrider on September 26th, 2008 @ 7:46pm CDT
olokin wrote:Will the Takara versions also have the electronics of the Hasbro version?



Yes. I also presume that these will come in the U.S. packaging like MP Starscream, US version because these three Ultras are being labeled as US version.
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update: Metroplex & Universe Ultra (796142)
Posted by Craven Knight on September 26th, 2008 @ 7:55pm CDT
Diem wrote:
Bonger wrote:
DavidT wrote:.

Hmmm... The only Encore figure left is City Guardian Omega Supreme and he should be out any day now. I can't believe there is no word on the next reissue. Very Strange :???:


.


Indeed
I'm really hoping for Scorponok or Overlord.


I'd like a Targetmaster Cyclonus & Scourge 2 pack, personally.

It would suck if Encore ended.
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update: Metroplex & Universe Ultra (796207)
Posted by Stormrider on September 26th, 2008 @ 10:39pm CDT
DavidT wrote:.

Hmmm... The only Encore figure left is City Guardian Omega Supreme and he should be out any day now. I can't believe there is no word on the next reissue. Very Strange :???:


.


I just got word from e-Hobby that it has been released in Japan.

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