Tokyo Toy Show 2012 Takara Presentation Video

Transformers News: Tokyo Toy Show 2012 Takara Presentation Video

Saturday, June 16th, 2012 12:38pm CDT

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YouTube user masainjapan2008 has uploaded video from Takara's presentation at the 2012 International Tokyo Toy Show. The presentation features many upcoming Takara products including their recently revealed Masterpiece figures.


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Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2012 Takara Presentation Video (1390712)
Posted by AutoBorst on June 16th, 2012 @ 1:26pm CDT
Wow, Soundwave looks like he's everything most of us have ever asked for. And I'm calling it now: SDCC'13 Exclusive Masterpiece Soundwave. The timing would be right and Hasbro knows, just like the SDCC'11 Grimlock, this release will bring in the fans in hordes.
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2012 Takara Presentation Video (1390713)
Posted by Dead Metal on June 16th, 2012 @ 1:31pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
daimchoc wrote:


Pause it at 23:37. Does this mean that a Masterpiece Shockwave is in the works? :shock:

No, that's Takara trolling those who saw the Soundwave shadow and believed it was Shockwave, because it looked "nothing" like Soundwave. :lol:
LOST Cybertronian wrote:Rumble/Frenzy has to pee

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Not just that, he is now 1000 times larger than Optimus Prime!
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2012 Takara Presentation Video (1390717)
Posted by daimchoc on June 16th, 2012 @ 1:45pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
daimchoc wrote:


Pause it at 23:37. Does this mean that a Masterpiece Shockwave is in the works? :shock:



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http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transform ... ost7886379

It happened at the beginning of the MP13 presentation, since nobody was supposed to know which character it was. They showed an image of Shockwave and then showed Soundwave next. It was a gag by the TT staff, according to these people. So it's not a Photoshop job. The image is still at http://twitpic.com/9x0s5x (Snakas twitter)

It could be Takara being like "hey, let's give them a hint about the next MP" or "let's make this funny and show them something we'll never do".

Somebody at the above forum said that when it happened, the crowd was like "ok, ok... we already know it's Soundwave" and moved on. It was clearly a joke, but you never know.

Also the TT staff mentioned again that they want to do combiners. But we already knew that.
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2012 Takara Presentation Video (1390723)
Posted by El Duque on June 16th, 2012 @ 2:12pm CDT
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2012 Takara Presentation Video (1390736)
Posted by Deruji on June 16th, 2012 @ 2:49pm CDT
I liked the video. I also like his revolver chest action for the three tapes.
They also mentioned that there is some type of mechanism so that Laserbeak can stay perched on his arm or shoulder, that's pretty cool too.


Note: just checked it again, when you look at the picture with Lazerbeak on his shoulder, you can see that he has a plastic piece on the outside of his left wrist on which you can hook Laserbeaks claws, and his shoulders work in a similar way. Laserbeaks' claws can hook into the shoulder so he won't fall off.
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2012 Takara Presentation Video (1390741)
Posted by Samsonator on June 16th, 2012 @ 3:23pm CDT
Oh sweet, Fort Max's parts ARE NOT blind packed, they state on the package which one is which. This means that for anyone who preordered a case (like me), they will more than likely get one full set.
I'm curious though, with each box being the same size, it now really makes no sense for a case of these things to contain five units, as preorders have stated, I'm hoping this is an error, and they will have two full sets a case... I wanna repaint one either into Grand Max, or Brave Max.

Soundwave being the size of MP-10 and MP-11 puts him PERFECTLY in scale with all the non-Convoy Version 1 and Megatron Masterpieces, (speaking of which, rescaled MP Megatron, get on it, TakaraTomy) I am indeed looking forward to this Soundwave, and am especially happy with his G1 tape compatibility. Setting aside a little money each payday for this badass.

All in all, this is great news!
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2012 Takara Presentation Video (1390771)
Posted by Joetx on June 16th, 2012 @ 4:55pm CDT
So MP Sideswipe is Alternators/Binaltech-sized.

I hope that means his price is adjusted accordingly.
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2012 Takara Presentation Video (1390794)
Posted by craggy on June 16th, 2012 @ 5:45pm CDT
I absolutely love the chest gimmick. A real big huge step up from the Soundblaster chest we've been seeing in all the reissues over the past decade, and totally unnecessary, so it's nice to see it. The original G1 tapes fitting in there is great news, because it means that even if I can't find the cash for MP13, or it sells out and is never reissued (and I could see an early sell-out being very likely, although I'd be surprised if they didn't milk this til demand runs out) at least I'll be able to stick them in the original SW.

The tapes are great. Am particularly impressed that Laserbeak's weapons are part of the tape mode. I suspect they've probably managed the same with Ravage, but can't see Frumble and Renzy's piledrivers being anything other than extra pieces. Not that I'm bothered, those little guys look fan-bloody-tastic. Wasn't sure on Ravage at first, but seeing it in the video, instead of pics, it looks like it'll be fine once painted. Really hope we get Ravage, Frenzy and Rumble, and maybe even Buzzsaw (or a 3rd tape mold, if they're really generous) in a single set of Cassetticons. Will settle for the main 3 (with 'Beak coming with SW of course) for a lower price though.

Oh, and Lambor looks okay. Kinda off my radar now though since I really want SW and his wee gang.


Also, re: the Arms Micron toys, it's nice to see a pic of the Dark Matter Calibur with the other toys. It's a big beast of a sword, innit? 8)
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2012 Takara Presentation Video (1390796)
Posted by craggy on June 16th, 2012 @ 5:54pm CDT
Joetx wrote:So MP Sideswipe is Alternators/Binaltech-sized.

I hope that means his price is adjusted accordingly.

it is.
He's about half the price of Soundwave, IIRC. Maybe $80 in yer fancy pants Merican moneys. :P
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2012 Takara Presentation Video (1390802)
Posted by Trikeboy on June 16th, 2012 @ 6:39pm CDT
After seeing the video, Soundwave is the only must buy from this year. That thing is amazing. Waist articulation, double jointed elbows so he can push his own eject button, the way the tapes appear inside him, Energon cubes, Laserbeak. This will be the definitive G1 Soundwave, nothing after could be an improvement from what I have seen.
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2012 Takara Presentation Video (1390804)
Posted by Hypershock on June 16th, 2012 @ 6:42pm CDT
I think im the only one here who thinks the coolest reveals were the fleeting shots of Prime ironhide and thundertron's toys. Also, MP Soundwave? YES.
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2012 Takara Presentation Video (1390806)
Posted by craggy on June 16th, 2012 @ 6:47pm CDT
Thundertron might be good. I need to see more. Like, something I can actually see. I like it in theory. Soundwave I love even unpainted, so it can only get better.
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2012 Takara Presentation Video (1390812)
Posted by Blurrz on June 16th, 2012 @ 7:06pm CDT
So Terrorcon is the new Elite Guard. OP, Arcee, Bulkhead and Ratchet repaints inc...

Oh dear :(
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2012 Takara Presentation Video (1390817)
Posted by RAcast on June 16th, 2012 @ 7:15pm CDT
Blurrz wrote:So Terrorcon is the new Elite Guard. OP, Arcee, Bulkhead and Ratchet repaints inc...

Oh dear :(


It's a cool looking repaint...but as far as I'm concerned it's not really a "Terrorcon" unless it has a new zombified head (or at least some paint apps to make it look like it's been beaten up). Of course, if it does get a good looking remold/redeco in the head, I'm all for it. The rest of it looks pretty badass, and I love Soundwave's minicon.
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2012 Takara Presentation Video (1390829)
Posted by Sodan-1 on June 16th, 2012 @ 8:00pm CDT
Oh boy! Where to begin?

First: Why no decent photos of Unicron? Or Ironhide? Or Magnus? Or Thundertron? This is the first time the actual figures have been seen anywhere and they're nothing more than faces in the background. What the hell?!

Second: Lets hear it for another Bumblebee repaint that looks better than the original. Bravo!

Third: Soundwave is awesome. His size is perfect and the repeater style chest loader is a stroke of genius. Takara have finally come through and then some. Laserbeak is the best of the cassettes. Frenble looks good but needs a better pose. Ravage will do the job but he's not great looking here. Needs bigger missiles too.

Lastly: Jet Vehicon's looking really good. I hate that I want to troop build. Also I motion that Jet Vehicon be known from this point on as Seeker. The name Jet Vehicon sucks.
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2012 Takara Presentation Video (1390856)
Posted by wewyllenium on June 16th, 2012 @ 9:57pm CDT
Bravo TakataTomy for those MPs. Now I want a MP Devastator!!!

Win me back from 3rd parties!!!! :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:

3 tapes can fit!!! A tear rolled down my cheek. Happiness!!!!!

Hype Level through the roof!!!! :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2012 Takara Presentation Video (1390859)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on June 16th, 2012 @ 10:01pm CDT
I am thoroughly impressed Takara. I hate to over look MP-Sideswipe but Soundwave is damn near perfect. Ravage, Laserbeak, Rumble/Frenzy all follow suit. Can't wait to see more of them.
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2012 Takara Presentation Video (1390886)
Posted by Ghost Starscream on June 17th, 2012 @ 12:15am CDT
Jet Vehicon = awesome
Sideswipe = awesome
Soundwave + Tapes = beyond awesome

I like the chest gimmick for Soundwave...but I do have one concern. What's gunna happen when it gives out and you have 2 tapes stuck inside? For me, I'm not very experienced in taking apart and putting back together.
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2012 Takara Presentation Video (1390887)
Posted by TimothyR on June 17th, 2012 @ 12:19am CDT
Sodan-1 wrote:Oh boy! Where to begin?

First: Why no decent photos of Unicron? Or Ironhide? Or Magnus? Or Thundertron? This is the first time the actual figures have been seen anywhere and they're nothing more than faces in the background. What the hell?!

Third: Soundwave is awesome. His size is perfect and the repeater style chest loader is a stroke of genius. Takara have finally come through and then some. Laserbeak is the best of the cassettes. Frenble looks good but needs a better pose. Ravage will do the job but he's not great looking here. Needs bigger missiles too.


That's EXACTLY what i was thinking.. i thought for sure we'd see more photos of those new prime figures.... weird.

soundwave is SUPER awesome. i would say that he's one of the most perfect masterpiece figures that they've made.. but then i remember Prime, Grimlock, Hot Rod, and now Sideswipe & Red Alert lol.

i to think the mechanism in his chest is absolutely GENIUS.. i can just see myself transforming the bots into cassettes, putting them in, taking them out transforming them, then repeat for hours lol.

i personally wouldn't mind just paying $200 and have everything included, the two doors, the cube, and the three cassettes (well, really, they should just give us 4 cassettes, we should get both frenzy and rumble)

i really really really hope prowl is the next autobot car we get, which would also mean we'd get smokescreen and bluestreak.

after seeing all of the improvements they've made between MP01 to MP10.. i really want to see what the next MP megatron will look like.. and see what kind of fiasco will happen with the whole toy gun thing.
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2012 Takara Presentation Video (1390923)
Posted by noctorro on June 17th, 2012 @ 3:14am CDT
What about those 2 third party Soundwaves?
I think they'll cancel that project.

And Hegemon won't be in scale with MP10 :(

Oh well, it looks like I'll be buying a lot of TF's after a few months. Buy All the FOC figures, Buy all the new MP figures!

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