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Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail

Thursday, June 8th, 2017 4:20AM CDT

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Hot on the heels of the unfortunate retail price ($298 AUSD) for Titans Return Titan class Trypticon, Australian fan site Ozformers also confirms that the big purple Decepticon t-rex is in fact starting to crop up in physical BigW retail stores too! The sighting news also reiterates that the item may be discounted in the June sale for the chain, so if you can wait, it might be worth it. Check out the images below, and make sure to flag up this or any other sighting in our database!

We were tipped off yesterday that the very awesome Trypticon toy had now arrived in Australia, and that it was on its way to stores... well, we now have photo proof of Trypticon at a BigW store.

Just be aware that this toy is likely to be in the June toy sale at BigW later this month, so stores may hold onto it out the back until then... but, you might find it available for purchase at those stores that do put them straight out as soon as they get it.


Transformers News: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail
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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1887928)
Posted by mordhelm on June 8th, 2017 @ 10:37am CDT
So, what are the chances that HTS will get this in?
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1887933)
Posted by Chriphord on June 8th, 2017 @ 11:58am CDT
mordhelm wrote:So, what are the chances that HTS will get this in?


Pretty high considering they had Fort Max for a while if I remember correctly. Although he is for pre-order elsewhere already, if you really want to jump on him.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1887935)
Posted by nycPrime on June 8th, 2017 @ 12:01pm CDT
HTS will likely carry it. I hope they do cuz that's probably the best bet for getting it quickly with a deal. Made the mistake of preordering FM and paying full price.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1887940)
Posted by mordhelm on June 8th, 2017 @ 12:28pm CDT
unicron1200 wrote:
mordhelm wrote:So, what are the chances that HTS will get this in?


Pretty high considering they had Fort Max for a while if I remember correctly. Although he is for pre-order elsewhere already, if you really want to jump on him.


Oh, I already have preordered. I am still torn on whether I want to cancel the Pre-Order and go through HTS, with my coupon code. HTS stock is always hit and miss, hence my wondering out loud.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1887941)
Posted by nycPrime on June 8th, 2017 @ 12:30pm CDT
Fairly certain it'll be widely available at a discount, if you're patient
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1888026)
Posted by Optimum Supreme on June 8th, 2017 @ 3:14pm CDT
Va'al wrote:We have some news not of the best kind for Australian fans, concerning Titans Return Titan class Trypticon - and Full Tilt with Titan Master Necro: retailer BigW has posted a listing on their site, stating the price for the figure at 298 AUSD (225 USD). However, not all is lost, as there are rumours of the figure also being part of this year's toy sale for the retailer, meaning the price might adjust to other international markets (150 USD RRP, to be specific).

The biggest Decepticon ever made is back with this awesome Transformers Titans Return Trypticon Figure! Trypticon . The towering T-Rex converts between 3 different modes: dino, spaceship, and city. When the figure is in city mode, it connects to Titans Return Leader Class figures (each sold separately) to form the giant Nemesis Command. When the figure is in T-Rex mode, it can "eat" Titan Master figures: Trypticon can chomp them down, then you can open his stomach to get them out. Comes with a Deluxe Class Full-Tilt figure and a Titan Master Decepticon Necro figure.

Online price
$ 298.00


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Hopefully it winds up someplace like Ollie's for $40. ;)^
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1888027)
Posted by nycPrime on June 8th, 2017 @ 3:15pm CDT
Optimum Supreme wrote:
Va'al wrote:We have some news not of the best kind for Australian fans, concerning Titans Return Titan class Trypticon - and Full Tilt with Titan Master Necro: retailer BigW has posted a listing on their site, stating the price for the figure at 298 AUSD (225 USD). However, not all is lost, as there are rumours of the figure also being part of this year's toy sale for the retailer, meaning the price might adjust to other international markets (150 USD RRP, to be specific).

The biggest Decepticon ever made is back with this awesome Transformers Titans Return Trypticon Figure! Trypticon . The towering T-Rex converts between 3 different modes: dino, spaceship, and city. When the figure is in city mode, it connects to Titans Return Leader Class figures (each sold separately) to form the giant Nemesis Command. When the figure is in T-Rex mode, it can "eat" Titan Master figures: Trypticon can chomp them down, then you can open his stomach to get them out. Comes with a Deluxe Class Full-Tilt figure and a Titan Master Decepticon Necro figure.

Online price
$ 298.00


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Hopefully it winds up someplace like Ollie's for $40. ;)^

My thoughts exactly lol
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1890801)
Posted by Va'al on June 20th, 2017 @ 10:46am CDT
It may be movie season, but we also have plenty of other news to cover - and it's a big one today... Thanks to fellow Seibertronian ursinemagnus, we have a full, image-heavy review of the latest figure in the Trasformers Titans Return line, Titan class - that's right, Trypticon has landed! And he brought along Full-Tilt and Titan Master Necro, all visible in the images below, along with size comparisons to other classes in the line, previous Titan Metroplex, and plenty of shots of poses, accessories and features.

Check it all out below, and join the discussion in the Energon Pub!

Ok just so you're all aware from the beginning this is probably going to read a lil like a love letter. He is great, just great. I don’t know if you remember my review of Fort Max but I was a little lukewarm, he's since come to grow on me but that’s beside the point. There is so much to like about the new Titans Return Trypticon.

There are some figures that when you get them out the package really “feel” like the character, I’ve felt it before with figures like Titans Return Sixshot and Generations Springer, and Trypticon oozes that same vibe. He just feels like a big deal.

The three modes are all pretty solid in my opinion, much more distinct than with the previous Titan scale offerings. The ship mode actually looks like a ship (so long as you ignore the dino head on the back) on top of that it feels really massive compared to the others. What I like most about this mode is how much it pays tribute to the nemesis in Fall of Cybertron/Prime where it kinda looks like a dinosaur head. Being able to open the front like a big set of jaws to fit a deluxe size car adds to the playability of this mode as well.

The dino mode is tons of fun and really stable, he's even capable of standing with his tail off the ground for a more authentic Saurian look. With hips and ankle rockers he can throw some really dynamic and menacing shapes. His arms have a fairly free range of motion and the only added articulation I would have like would a wrist swivel just so he could grab and hold Titan Masters the right way up. His head can rate but only with canons raised, when they lay flat against his back they restrict the movement that largely exists for transformation. Both of the head gimmicks are cool, working in a head master gimmick to active the head gun is a nice touch and I honestly don't think I’ll ever get sick of feeding him Titan Masters.

The base mode refreshingly doesn’t look like a yoga nightmare and with it weird shapes and spires definitely looks like somewhere deceptions could call home. The two connectors for the base come down in front instead of to the side like Fortress Maximus so when you combine it with other leader bases it takes on a military stronghold vibe and less of a township like his Autobot counterpart. You can launch Full-Tilt down the ramp that runs along the center and in this mode you can still access the storage area from the ship mode. It feels like there's more surface area and the shape gives it a larger footprint so it feels like your getting a lot more play set space.

Full-Tilt feels more like a herald of Galatus than the keeper of the estate and he scales well with other deluxe class figure. I will say that most other heads look weird on him and make it look like whoever it is has a purple leotard on, fun but not practical for war. He has a great range of motion and a satisfyingly clever and simple transformation that helps him to integrate really nicely with Trypticon's chest.

I do have some minor grievances with some of the panels, namely the tail ramp flopping down and the chest panel with Full-Tilt attached not sitting flush, these of course may just be issues with my particular figure. What may be a drawback to some people is how he scales with the other titan class figures, he does stand a lot smaller side by side but he does feel like he has a very similar mass and even if it doesn’t come through in the photos in person you still get the feeling he could give Metroplex a run for his money. The Sticker sheet is out of control and took me two sittings, a pair of tweezers, some sweat and some tears. It’s worth time time though as those little details work together with the silver highlights in the paint job, and the details of the mould to give it some real visual interest and break up what is a massive toy.

If you haven’t been sold on this figure class before now I would say this is a great place to start.


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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1890805)
Posted by Kurona on June 20th, 2017 @ 10:55am CDT
Bloody the hell awesome. Love love love how this dude looks :D

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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1890809)
Posted by galvatron00 on June 20th, 2017 @ 11:07am CDT
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"Trypticon, no!! Same team!! Same team!!" :lol: :lol:
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1890811)
Posted by Kyleor on June 20th, 2017 @ 11:25am CDT
'Base mode' looks like a starship also.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1890814)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 20th, 2017 @ 11:50am CDT
Kyleor wrote:'Base mode' looks like a starship also.
Both Base Mode and Starship Mode are pictured.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1890820)
Posted by galvatron00 on June 20th, 2017 @ 12:05pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Kyleor wrote:'Base mode' looks like a starship also.
Both Base Mode and Starship Mode are pictured.
Base mode is "expanded starship", starship mode is "compact starship" :lol:
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1890826)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 20th, 2017 @ 12:32pm CDT
Bloody hell he does look really good. The base mode and starship mode are certainly better than the previous 2 offerings for sure. Man can't wait for him to get here
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1890827)
Posted by Tyrannacon on June 20th, 2017 @ 12:35pm CDT
Wellp.... I am hyped for this. Reasonably so though.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1890856)
Posted by Mkall on June 20th, 2017 @ 1:29pm CDT
I need this on my shelf ASAP. I'm so happy that Hasbro's and Takara's appear the same this time around.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1890883)
Posted by DeathReviews on June 20th, 2017 @ 2:30pm CDT
They had me at 'hello' ;)

Can't wait to get THIS one....
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1890905)
Posted by RiddlerJ on June 20th, 2017 @ 3:06pm CDT
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The money shot :-D
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1890906)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 20th, 2017 @ 3:09pm CDT
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Judging by the bright pinkness, I'd say that Trypticon is about to have Cancer. :P
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1891281)
Posted by Qwan on June 21st, 2017 @ 7:33pm CDT
PREPARE FOR INCOMING HUGE REVIEW. AND NOT EVEN OF TRYPTICON, THIS IS JUST FULL TILT. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GIVE A MAN A SINGLE TOY, THREE HOURS AND A MESSAGEBOARD.

And now, to add to the number of people who have claimed Trypticon as their own, I grabbed one for myself before work this morning! Suffice to say I can't open or play with the big guy yet, but that just means I can focus more on the other things that would've been overshadowed had I tried to give thoughts about all of them at once.

Things like, the box:
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(It claims that there's one figure inside, which is kinda wrong however you look at it.)

The collector's card:
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(Still nowhere near as strong as Alpha Trion though. (I'm also hesitant to believe that a robot dinosaur the size of an entire city would have nearly 1.5x Blurr's speed.))

The sticker sheet:
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(At a glance, I believe there were upwards of 160 stickers! This is gonna take a while...)

The fact that Full Tilt is packaged slotted into Tryp already, making him really hard and really scary to get out without freeing the main attraction as well:
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(Seriously, do not try to extract Full Tilt while leaving Trypticon in the package. It felt awful and I'm pretty sure I got really lucky not breaking anything (to my knowledge). Also Necro comes already sitting inside Full Tilt, which is kinda cute and a fun surprise. Like a Kinder egg, except the egg is a plastic toy too!)

And Full Tilt himself:
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So, for a quick "review" of Full Tilt. Starting from vehicle mode he's pretty nice looking, even if I'm not too fond of the 'two-pronged-car' look in general. It looks suitably non-Earthlike and in fact has what's usually one of my favorite things to see in non-Earth TF vehicles - a lack of any real 'cockpit' area, instead opting for the general shape of a canopy but done up in the same opaque purple as the rest of the toy. (Kind of ironic seeing as this is the one line where Cybertronian vehicles having cockpits would actually make some sense for once.) On the subject of the colors there's no paint to speak of, but the matching of the 'regular' and 'stress-resistant' plastics is quite good, for better or worse since it means that he really is one single color all over.

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As you can see he's a little small next to Topspin (the only other TF I have on hand right now), which means he's basically exactly Deluxe size.

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Necro is purple. (In all seriousness there's not much to say; he's your standard Titan Master, with maybe sliiightly looser shoulder joints thank I'd like, but still nowhere near as bad as GXort's were.

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Full Tilt has, as far as I can tell, two TM pegs, one on each side by the cockpit. (The cockpit itself does its job perfectly well, but there's really not much to say about it. It holds a Titan Master, yay. It does blend into the vehicle mode's shapes really well though - until I had him in hand I wasn't even 100% sure where the cockpit was, or if he even had one!)

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Transformation was actually considerably more involved than I was expecting! I mean it's nothing incredible and I'd still be fairly underwhelmed if I saw it on a regular Deluxe figure, but it had one or two little details that I wasn't expecting. (Worth noting also, that Necro is pretty tough to get pegged into the neck, on my copy at least. Not scarily so though, and all it means is that Full Tilt suffers no bobble-head issues in robot mode.) And once it's done, you end up with an extremely purple robot!

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Same applies as in vehicle mode; slightly smaller than Topspin, therefore exact Deluxe size. I imagine he's pretty much the same general mass and volume as Perceptor, though I can't check that right now. The near-unbroken-single-color thing works a lot better for him than it did for Blurr, IMO - maybe it's just because it's such a delicious purple this time but he just pulls the look off really well! :x

He has a decent range of articulation, but it's severely undercut by the fact that his feet are totally flat to the ground. People can say what they like about cut A-stances on their Transformers' feet, but they really do help with making posing not feel awful at least. He just always feels wobbly, and like he's going to tip over - even standing straight but with his legs a fraction of a degree apart makes him feel extremely precarious. I guess it's true that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone. He looks pretty great once he's posed, though - even with my amateurish attempts!

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On top of moving well, almost all of his joints are nice and tight, but not scarily so! I say almost because his backpack is comprised of two separate pieces that rotate around the same pin - they have really great friction against each other, but are both extremely loose on the main joint they're connected to, if that makes sense. Basically it means that his backpack just flippy-floops all around, but luckily it gets held down by gravity most of the time (as long as he's not actually upside-down it shouldn't cause an issue). It's also probably just an issue on mine too, so suffice to say he's really satisfying to pose since he holds everything so well. (Except that those feet ruin it. Urgh. :BANG_HEAD: )

(Unrelated-to-anything side note: his arms really remind me of smaller versions of CW/UW Scrapper's. I don't have any particular feelings on that, it's just a really strong connection that I'm feeling here and I felt the need to comment on it.)

Thanks to the extra few transformation tricks I mentioned above (the particular one I refer to here is basically the same concept as the CW Dead End mold's calf transformation), Full Tilt's calves end up being covered from all four sides, which means he looks great from basically any angle! Even, dare I say it, I almost think he looks better from the back than from the front, and that's not an insult to how he looks front-on! I just love the way the back looks, for some indiscernible reason.

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And that about wraps it up, I think. Holy cow that was long. I really did not think I had that much to say about one single (fairly plain, all things considered) figure. Long story short, he looks fantastic and is pretty decent on his own, albeit with a few shortcomings that make him a little less fun than I'd have liked. If I were to buy him as a regular Deluxe figure, at full Deluxe price, I'd probably feel pretty underwhelmed even though he's actually quite decent from an objective standpoint. (And I do like him! I'd put him at least equal with Cerebros, his packed-with-a-Titan buddy, if not higher since he can actually function as a self-sufficient Transformer. He just... doesn't feel quite up to scratch for the size-class he's approximating.) But he's not a standalone item, is he? Coming whenever I get around to it: the big guy...

(Bonus head-swap with Topspin! Yeah, he doesn't look great with Freezeout - and I'm gonna guess, probably the same with just about any TM that's not primarily purple, so maybe Apeface'll be good on him? But it looks like Necro's gonna be fantastic on a lot of bots, if his combination with Topspin is anything to go by!)
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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1891284)
Posted by Burn on June 21st, 2017 @ 7:38pm CDT
Qwan wrote:And now, to add to the number of people who have claimed Trypticon as their own, I grabbed one for myself before work this morning!

Oh you fancy city slickers and your Big W's just round the corner. :-P
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1891312)
Posted by Qwan on June 21st, 2017 @ 9:11pm CDT
Burn wrote:
Qwan wrote:And now, to add to the number of people who have claimed Trypticon as their own, I grabbed one for myself before work this morning!

Oh you fancy city slickers and your Big W's just round the corner. :-P

Haha, I'm not even close to a city-slicker! I just happened to get lucky that my nearby Big W (about 15km away) opens a full hour before my work day starts. I literally walked in there as they opened the roller doors for the day, nipped back out with the dino, and had a few minutes to spare between arriving at work and actually starting work in which I could bust open Full Tilt and stare longingly at the rest.

(Actually I was really desperate to get in right as they opened instead of going after work; I'd enquired on Tuesday and the guy told me he knew what I was talking about, that they only had one, and that they weren't allowed to put it out before Thursday morning, so to get there straight away to make sure I didn't miss out. I got there this morning five minutes before the store opened, searched desperately among the 'Toy Sale' shelves for a good few minutes, and finally found it... along with 5 others. They got me to panic-purchase, those sneaky sneakers. :lol: )
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1891313)
Posted by Burn on June 21st, 2017 @ 9:21pm CDT
15km's is just around the corner compared to 90km's. :-P
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1891314)
Posted by Qwan on June 21st, 2017 @ 9:25pm CDT
Burn wrote:15km's is just around the corner compared to 90km's. :-P

Ahh, very true. I guess just about anything counts as 'city slicking' at that point :lol:
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1891316)
Posted by Agamemnon on June 21st, 2017 @ 9:34pm CDT
Qwan wrote:<snip>
The collector's card:
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(Still nowhere near as strong as Alpha Trion though. (I'm also hesitant to believe that a robot dinosaur the size of an entire city would have nearly 1.5x Blurr's speed.))

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Well, when you consider that each of Trypticon's steps is a mile and a half....

#hyperbole

Awesome pics and review! ;)^
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1891335)
Posted by Va'al on June 21st, 2017 @ 10:17pm CDT
Courtesy of fellow Seibertronian Qwan - another resident Australian - we have an addendum to the full review of Titans Return Titan Class Trypticon, as covered here. This time around, we have an in-depth look at the purple partner in crime of the dino-base-ship: Full-Tilt! Check it out below.

Qwan wrote:PREPARE FOR INCOMING HUGE REVIEW. AND NOT EVEN OF TRYPTICON, THIS IS JUST FULL TILT. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GIVE A MAN A SINGLE TOY, THREE HOURS AND A MESSAGEBOARD.

And now, to add to the number of people who have claimed Trypticon as their own, I grabbed one for myself before work this morning! Suffice to say I can't open or play with the big guy yet, but that just means I can focus more on the other things that would've been overshadowed had I tried to give thoughts about all of them at once.

Things like, the box:
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(It claims that there's one figure inside, which is kinda wrong however you look at it.)

The collector's card:
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(Still nowhere near as strong as Alpha Trion though. (I'm also hesitant to believe that a robot dinosaur the size of an entire city would have nearly 1.5x Blurr's speed.))

The sticker sheet:
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(At a glance, I believe there were upwards of 160 stickers! This is gonna take a while...)

The fact that Full Tilt is packaged slotted into Tryp already, making him really hard and really scary to get out without freeing the main attraction as well:
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(Seriously, do not try to extract Full Tilt while leaving Trypticon in the package. It felt awful and I'm pretty sure I got really lucky not breaking anything (to my knowledge). Also Necro comes already sitting inside Full Tilt, which is kinda cute and a fun surprise. Like a Kinder egg, except the egg is a plastic toy too!)

And Full Tilt himself:
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So, for a quick "review" of Full Tilt. Starting from vehicle mode he's pretty nice looking, even if I'm not too fond of the 'two-pronged-car' look in general. It looks suitably non-Earthlike and in fact has what's usually one of my favorite things to see in non-Earth TF vehicles - a lack of any real 'cockpit' area, instead opting for the general shape of a canopy but done up in the same opaque purple as the rest of the toy. (Kind of ironic seeing as this is the one line where Cybertronian vehicles having cockpits would actually make some sense for once.) On the subject of the colors there's no paint to speak of, but the matching of the 'regular' and 'stress-resistant' plastics is quite good, for better or worse since it means that he really is one single color all over.

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As you can see he's a little small next to Topspin (the only other TF I have on hand right now), which means he's basically exactly Deluxe size.

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Necro is purple. (In all seriousness there's not much to say; he's your standard Titan Master, with maybe sliiightly looser shoulder joints thank I'd like, but still nowhere near as bad as GXort's were.

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Full Tilt has, as far as I can tell, two TM pegs, one on each side by the cockpit. (The cockpit itself does its job perfectly well, but there's really not much to say about it. It holds a Titan Master, yay. It does blend into the vehicle mode's shapes really well though - until I had him in hand I wasn't even 100% sure where the cockpit was, or if he even had one!)

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Transformation was actually considerably more involved than I was expecting! I mean it's nothing incredible and I'd still be fairly underwhelmed if I saw it on a regular Deluxe figure, but it had one or two little details that I wasn't expecting. (Worth noting also, that Necro is pretty tough to get pegged into the neck, on my copy at least. Not scarily so though, and all it means is that Full Tilt suffers no bobble-head issues in robot mode.) And once it's done, you end up with an extremely purple robot!

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Same applies as in vehicle mode; slightly smaller than Topspin, therefore exact Deluxe size. I imagine he's pretty much the same general mass and volume as Perceptor, though I can't check that right now. The near-unbroken-single-color thing works a lot better for him than it did for Blurr, IMO - maybe it's just because it's such a delicious purple this time but he just pulls the look off really well! :x

He has a decent range of articulation, but it's severely undercut by the fact that his feet are totally flat to the ground. People can say what they like about cut A-stances on their Transformers' feet, but they really do help with making posing not feel awful at least. He just always feels wobbly, and like he's going to tip over - even standing straight but with his legs a fraction of a degree apart makes him feel extremely precarious. I guess it's true that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone. He looks pretty great once he's posed, though - even with my amateurish attempts!

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On top of moving well, almost all of his joints are nice and tight, but not scarily so! I say almost because his backpack is comprised of two separate pieces that rotate around the same pin - they have really great friction against each other, but are both extremely loose on the main joint they're connected to, if that makes sense. Basically it means that his backpack just flippy-floops all around, but luckily it gets held down by gravity most of the time (as long as he's not actually upside-down it shouldn't cause an issue). It's also probably just an issue on mine too, so suffice to say he's really satisfying to pose since he holds everything so well. (Except that those feet ruin it. Urgh. :BANG_HEAD: )

(Unrelated-to-anything side note: his arms really remind me of smaller versions of CW/UW Scrapper's. I don't have any particular feelings on that, it's just a really strong connection that I'm feeling here and I felt the need to comment on it.)

Thanks to the extra few transformation tricks I mentioned above (the particular one I refer to here is basically the same concept as the CW Dead End mold's calf transformation), Full Tilt's calves end up being covered from all four sides, which means he looks great from basically any angle! Even, dare I say it, I almost think he looks better from the back than from the front, and that's not an insult to how he looks front-on! I just love the way the back looks, for some indiscernible reason.

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And that about wraps it up, I think. Holy cow that was long. I really did not think I had that much to say about one single (fairly plain, all things considered) figure. Long story short, he looks fantastic and is pretty decent on his own, albeit with a few shortcomings that make him a little less fun than I'd have liked. If I were to buy him as a regular Deluxe figure, at full Deluxe price, I'd probably feel pretty underwhelmed even though he's actually quite decent from an objective standpoint. (And I do like him! I'd put him at least equal with Cerebros, his packed-with-a-Titan buddy, if not higher since he can actually function as a self-sufficient Transformer. He just... doesn't feel quite up to scratch for the size-class he's approximating.) But he's not a standalone item, is he? Coming whenever I get around to it: the big guy...

(Bonus head-swap with Topspin! Yeah, he doesn't look great with Freezeout - and I'm gonna guess, probably the same with just about any TM that's not primarily purple, so maybe Apeface'll be good on him? But it looks like Necro's gonna be fantastic on a lot of bots, if his combination with Topspin is anything to go by!)

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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1891340)
Posted by bodrock on June 21st, 2017 @ 10:40pm CDT
Thanks a lot, guys.

Now I MUST HAVE TRYPTICON.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1891345)
Posted by RiddlerJ on June 21st, 2017 @ 11:12pm CDT
Always had a soft spot for Full-Tilt.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1891348)
Posted by bodrock on June 21st, 2017 @ 11:19pm CDT
Ha! Full-Tilt made it for me too, RiddlerJ. :)
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1891353)
Posted by Terrsolpix on June 21st, 2017 @ 11:29pm CDT
Necro looks like the kind of TM that would make the single best generic army builder on the Perceptor body of repainted on all black and purple. Basically shadow Magnificus.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1891355)
Posted by Ultra Markus on June 21st, 2017 @ 11:37pm CDT
its a bit different than this
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too bad, i like the different shades of purple
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1891357)
Posted by Terrsolpix on June 21st, 2017 @ 11:38pm CDT
Ultra Markus wrote:its a bit different than this
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too bad, i like the different shades of purple


Ewwwwwwwwww. Why does he look like an eggplantformer?
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1891412)
Posted by LE0KING on June 22nd, 2017 @ 7:34am CDT
Ultra Markus wrote:its a bit different than this
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too bad, i like the different shades of purple

That's the theme of this line. It has to look like it did 30 years ago, no matter how crappy that makes the toy.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1891427)
Posted by kurthy on June 22nd, 2017 @ 8:46am CDT
I think the lack of an A stance is an improvement. You can't do one-legged poses with an A stance without a stand.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1891438)
Posted by Hydrargyrus on June 22nd, 2017 @ 9:30am CDT
Qwan wrote:I'm also hesitant to believe that a robot dinosaur the size of an entire city would have nearly 1.5x Blurr's speed.

Technically speaking, if Trypticon is huge, his speed would be high in mph or km/h, given that a single footstep is absolutely massive.

I think.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1891518)
Posted by Omegatron. on June 22nd, 2017 @ 1:02pm CDT
kurthy wrote:I think the lack of an A stance is an improvement. You can't do one-legged poses with an A stance without a stand.


Of course you can, it just depends on the toy and the pose.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1891534)
Posted by Dr. Caelus on June 22nd, 2017 @ 1:30pm CDT
MagicDeath wrote:
Qwan wrote:I'm also hesitant to believe that a robot dinosaur the size of an entire city would have nearly 1.5x Blurr's speed.

Technically speaking, if Trypticon is huge, his speed would be high in mph or km/h, given that a single footstep is absolutely massive.

I think.


I assume his spacecraft mode should factor in too; if he has interstellar capabilities, most iterations of Blurr should be eating his dust.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1891602)
Posted by kurthy on June 22nd, 2017 @ 3:46pm CDT
Omegatron. wrote:
kurthy wrote:I think the lack of an A stance is an improvement. You can't do one-legged poses with an A stance without a stand.


Of course you can, it just depends on the toy and the pose.


That's kind of my point. You can only do one pose where they are heavily over balanced. I want some high kicks, not side kicks.
It also makes it much harder to do walking poses and the like since the center of gravity is rarely over the foot with an A stance.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1891615)
Posted by Omegatron. on June 22nd, 2017 @ 5:02pm CDT
kurthy wrote:
Omegatron. wrote:
kurthy wrote:I think the lack of an A stance is an improvement. You can't do one-legged poses with an A stance without a stand.


Of course you can, it just depends on the toy and the pose.


That's kind of my point. You can only do one pose where they are heavily over balanced. I want some high kicks, not side kicks.
It also makes it much harder to do walking poses and the like since the center of gravity is rarely over the foot with an A stance.


You can still just about manage that, and this is with the toy with the most slanted feet I've ever seen.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1891664)
Posted by Qwan on June 22nd, 2017 @ 10:10pm CDT
I haven't had a chance to do a photoshoot with him yet, but I busted Trypticon out yesterday afternoon and I can safely say he's BY FAR the better of the city-bot molds. (I haven't yet decided if I prefer him or Devastator for the best Titan-class toy, but they're pretty neck-and-neck to be honest.) I'm still working on the stickers - I only got the ship-mode ones on so far, probably about a third of the total number - but even without all the extra detail that they provide he's still a beauty to look at. :x

He is definitely shorter than the Maxtroplex mold (if you have them facing each other and put Trypticon at full standing height, he ends up gazing longingly at Max's robo-pecs), but as others have said he definitely feels like an equal match mass- and volume-wise. Especially if you're at angle where you can see that ridiculously beefy tail. City mode is also really cool-looking and expansive, though I haven't had the chance to compare to Max's (in official and/or fan configurations), but once again it feels like a much more impressive city/stronghold than the other molds' attempts.

Both altmodes are way more convincing than anything on the previous two cityformers, as long as you can disregard (or obstruct from view) the blatant dinosaur head sticking out the back. Yeah, there are little panels to cover the eyes so I guess that's nice, but his mouth is unable to close fully so it still always ends up looking less like a generic lump and more like a mildly surprised T-Rex sticking out the back of a spaceship (or city, as the case may be).


One thing to mention in particular, though, that I could've benefited from knowing for certain as I messed with Tryp for the first time: he absolutely does have forward-backward ratchets in his hips. Mine were very resistant to movement, to the point where it felt like there wasn't actually a joint there, and I spent a good ten minutes feeling like I was about to shear my new toy's legs off, and poring over the instructions trying to determine if I was reading them wrong.

Eventually I disassembled his hips, and confirmed that there was a ratchet there when it launched a positively huge spring at my face. Seriously, no surprise that the hips are hard to move when you've got a spring the length and thickness of a moderately-sized earthworm putting pressure on the ratchet. Luckily it was easy enough to reassemble, albeit with a modicum of constant force to keep the spring from exploding out again, and Trypticon has suffered no lasting impact. But the discovery stands: the figure's hips definitely can move forward and backward, even if it doesn't feel like it - and I've found the best way to get them to move, amusingly, is to not be delicate when you're trying to do so. (Within reason, of course. I am not responsible for any damage sustained by whacking your Transformer with a mallet to try and move its joints.)


As I mentioned at the start, I haven't had time to do a proper photoshoot yet (and he's not even fully stickered up either, so even if I did he wouldn't be at his movie-star best), but I managed to snap a pic of a fun little thing as I headed out this morning.
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"Oh wow, you've got Grimlock, yeah that's real scary Prime. My dinosaur is a city and my personal attack spaceship. I think we both know whose is the better one."

I also brought Full Tilt to work again today, and I'm getting better at keeping him upright; I don't retract my statement about the trouble with his flat feet, but it's not as bad as I had thought it was yesterday. I can get him standing without issue on just the edge of one foot and the toe of the other, so that's pretty good!
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Shots like this often look more dynamic if you take them at a 'Dutch Full-Tilt' angle. Sorrynotsorry

(Side note: I just checked my post history out of curiosity and that crazy-long Full Tilt review, probably the pinnacle of my writing on these boards so far, fittingly comprises my landmark of post number three hundred... and one. :lol: )
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1891690)
Posted by Va'al on June 22nd, 2017 @ 11:56pm CDT
As part of the Takara Tomy Transformers site update, and along with all the Legends line figures newsed here, we also have an update on stock photography for LG-43 Dinosaurer - the Japanese release of Trypticon! Check them all out below.

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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1891702)
Posted by Regimus Prime on June 23rd, 2017 @ 1:46am CDT
NEEDNEEDNEEDNEEDNEEDNEEDNEED!!! Already got a retail version on pre-order on BBTS, a second one that will be held for me at my local TRU thanks to the store GM and a front of the line pass for the Hasbro Toy shop at this year's SDCC courtesy of my buddy that works with Hasbro so I can get my hands on that soon to be announced Con exclusive. Can't wait :BOT: :BOT: :BOT:
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1891712)
Posted by Qwan on June 23rd, 2017 @ 2:21am CDT
Regimus Prime wrote:NEEDNEEDNEEDNEEDNEEDNEEDNEED!!! Already got a retail version on pre-order on BBTS, a second one that will be held for me at my local TRU thanks to the store GM and a front of the line pass for the Hasbro Toy shop at this year's SDCC courtesy of my buddy that works with Hasbro so I can get my hands on that soon to be announced Con exclusive. Can't wait :BOT: :BOT: :BOT:

Oh, Trypticon is truly fantastic. Believe me, you will love (at least one of) him. :x
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1891720)
Posted by dragons on June 23rd, 2017 @ 5:34am CDT
Qwan wrote:
Regimus Prime wrote:NEEDNEEDNEEDNEEDNEEDNEEDNEED!!! Already got a retail version on pre-order on BBTS, a second one that will be held for me at my local TRU thanks to the store GM and a front of the line pass for the Hasbro Toy shop at this year's SDCC courtesy of my buddy that works with Hasbro so I can get my hands on that soon to be announced Con exclusive. Can't wait :BOT: :BOT: :BOT:

Oh, Trypticon is truly fantastic. Believe me, you will love (at least one of) him. :x


Isn't one enough you really need two? Some people say 400 on statue is to much but buy titan class trypticon that's almost 400 right there plus shipping and handling with tax if you buy him online.

Been waiting patiently get him from first pictures that showed him in prototype stage finally trypticon is got upgrade look from countless versions of metroplex fortress Maximus and scorponok we got
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1891731)
Posted by Kurona on June 23rd, 2017 @ 6:47am CDT
Wow, even the Titan Master isn't better painted. I wonder why Takara didn't bother with this?
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1891941)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on June 23rd, 2017 @ 6:32pm CDT
Is there ANYTHING different now between the Takara Legends Trypticon release and the Hasbro Titan's Return version? They honestly look identical. Maybe Takara found it easier this time to just go with Hasbro's design and not bother the factory with changing up plastic colors or paint apps for their release in September?
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1891943)
Posted by Kurona on June 23rd, 2017 @ 6:37pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:Is there ANYTHING different now between the Takara Legends Trypticon release and the Hasbro Titan's Return version? They honestly look identical. Maybe Takara found it easier this time to just go with Hasbro's design and not bother the factory with changing up plastic colors or paint apps for their release in September?

Two circles on Trypticon's missile assembly on his back are painted grey in the Takara version. That's it. Unless it turns out to be a similar situation with Devastator where the colours used are ever-so-slightly-different hues that would be impossible to tell unless they're right next to each other... no other differences.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1892028)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on June 24th, 2017 @ 3:09am CDT
Yay :DANCE: someone's put a vid review up(although...not the best review! + there are probably better reviews of it up out there by now!) ;) ......finally ;)^


or try this one ;)
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1892107)
Posted by Qwan on June 24th, 2017 @ 6:15pm CDT
Just a word of warning to anybody with Trypticon, or anybody who's going to get him. I mentioned in my write-up above that his hip ratchets will go, even if it doesn't feel like they will - I retract that statement and issue instead a warning (with bolding to make sure it catches the eye). My Tryp's right hip has just stopped ratcheting properly some of the way round, and instead (with a lot of force) sort of rotates into place with a feeling like the plastic casing is going without the ratchet, or even that the plastic itself is twisting. In short it feels awful and is clearly not what the toy is meant to do - and the spot where the ratchet does this is right on the position between robot-/spaceship-mode and city-mode, so I have to either go through that every time both into and out of city mode, or just never transform him into his second-best configuration (or post the dinosaur's hips either, now that I think about it).

I have no idea what the exact problem is or what's causing it, and I'll be disassembling the hip (as I did with his other one previously to confirm that there were ratchets there) later today to see if I can diagnose or even fix the issue. If it comes to it I can probably even return him to the store for an exchange, with the hope that it's just an issue with my copy and not a widespread QC or design issue. But since I was the one advocating being rough with those same joints earlier, I figured it was a good idea to make sure I also issue a counter-warning given the new situation I've found myself in.

(I still totally recommend Trypticon as a whole though. He's a fantastic lump of robot and well worth your time and money - provided, of course, that this issue is either isolated or easily fixable.)
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Sighted at Australian Retail (1892120)
Posted by william-james88 on June 24th, 2017 @ 9:14pm CDT
Titans Return Trypticon is the biggest toy release of the year and while we already have a gorgeous pictorial review, we have a video review for those who prefer videos. Plus it offers new things like highlighting breakage points and how to avoid them.
Hopefully this helps!

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