Unite Warriors UW-EX Mega Empress and Flowspade - New Images

Unite Warriors UW-EX Mega Empress and Flowspade - New Images

Saturday, October 8th, 2016 3:01am CDT

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We have another brief update from the Takara Tomy Transformers @TF_pr account, featuring two more figures from the upcoming Unite Warriors EX Megatronia set - specifically, Mega Empress and Flowspade, the redecoes of the Victorion' set members Pyra Magna and Dust Up, respectively. Check out the image below!

Transformers News: Unite Warriors UW-EX Mega Empress and Flowspade - New Images

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Re: Unite Warriors UW-EX Mega Empress and Flowspade - New Images (1831621)
Posted by shauyaun on October 8th, 2016 @ 7:24am CDT
Is that a female Megatron?!
I hope she can transform into a gun!
Re: Unite Warriors UW-EX Mega Empress and Flowspade - New Images (1831658)
Posted by Gallifreyan Autobot on October 8th, 2016 @ 10:11am CDT
Shauyaun wrote:Is that a female Megatron?!
I hope she can transform into a gun!


Mega Empress turns into a Rosenbauer Panther 6x6

Flowspade turns into a Ferrari 458 Italia
Re: Unite Warriors UW-EX Mega Empress and Flowspade - New Images (1831724)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 8th, 2016 @ 2:06pm CDT
Shauyaun wrote:Is that a female Megatron?!
I hope she can transform into a gun!


Megatronia is a redeco of Victorion (excluding Rust Dust), and can be considered TakaraTomy's take on the toy:

Image
Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Victorion Gallery


Each female limb is named after a card suit, and associated with a certain male Decepticon, like the Female Autobots from G1:

Mega Empress: Megatron's "husband" (though she's apparently into polygamy by proposing to Optimus Prime as well)
Luna Clover: Extreme Starscream fangirl
Moon Heart: cold like Soundwave
Flowspade: Spy sent by Shockwave
Trick Diamond: a schemer like the Combaticon Swindle
Re: Unite Warriors UW-EX Mega Empress and Flowspade - New Images (1831741)
Posted by steals_your_goats on October 8th, 2016 @ 2:56pm CDT
It's Luna club not clover.
Re: Unite Warriors UW-EX Mega Empress and Flowspade - New Images (1831745)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 8th, 2016 @ 3:00pm CDT
steals_your_goats wrote:It's Luna club not clover.


Actually, both are correct. In a rather weird move, two have alternate names due to the suits being called by different names:

Luna Club's Japanese name is Luna Clover
Trick Diamond's Japanese name is Trick Dia

True, I messed up, big whoop :-P
Re: Unite Warriors UW-EX Mega Empress and Flowspade - New Images (1831746)
Posted by Kurona on October 8th, 2016 @ 3:13pm CDT
Luna Clover's a better name tbh
Re: Unite Warriors UW-EX Mega Empress and Flowspade - New Images (1831748)
Posted by RAR on October 8th, 2016 @ 3:17pm CDT
I wonder if the shorted version of Trick Diamond's name is
said

Di-a
Dyer
Or
Deer
or Dee-ear

or what ?
Re: Unite Warriors UW-EX Mega Empress and Flowspade - New Images (1831750)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 8th, 2016 @ 3:21pm CDT
RAR wrote:I wonder if the shorted version of Trick Diamond's name is
said

Di-a
Dyer
Or
Deer
or Dee-ear

or what ?


"Dai-ya" (think "Diaclone"), as it's the first part of "diamond".
Re: Unite Warriors UW-EX Mega Empress and Flowspade - New Images (1831803)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on October 8th, 2016 @ 6:48pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Mega Empress: Megatron's "husband" (though she's apparently into polygamy by proposing to Optimus Prime as well)


I think you mean to say that Mega Empress is Megatron's "wife," correct? ;)
Re: Unite Warriors UW-EX Mega Empress and Flowspade - New Images (1831804)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 8th, 2016 @ 6:51pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Mega Empress: Megatron's "husband" (though she's apparently into polygamy by proposing to Optimus Prime as well)


I think you mean to say that Mega Empress is Megatron's "wife," correct? ;)


Bah, I really need to start drinking coffee... :oops: "Considers Megatron her "husband"" sounds a lot better.
Re: Unite Warriors UW-EX Mega Empress and Flowspade - New Images (1831806)
Posted by Kurona on October 8th, 2016 @ 6:53pm CDT
I mean, the mold did start off life as Hot Spot...
Re: Unite Warriors UW-EX Mega Empress and Flowspade - New Images (1831810)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 8th, 2016 @ 7:01pm CDT
Kurona wrote:I mean, the mold did start off life as Hot Spot...


They all started out as male... At the very least they're not showing any Scrambling tendencies with other Combiners, unlike BWII Scylla who is the only female Space Pirate Seacon... :roll:

I'll shut up now. :oops:
Re: Unite Warriors UW-EX Mega Empress and Flowspade - New Images (1831812)
Posted by Kurona on October 8th, 2016 @ 7:04pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Kurona wrote:I mean, the mold did start off life as Hot Spot...


They all started out as male... At the very least they're not showing any Scrambling tendencies with other Combiners, unlike BWII Scylla who is the only female Space Pirate Seacon... :roll:

I'll shut up now. :oops:

Honestly, I think a combiner made up of different-gendered components could be fun and interesting. Proooobably something a bit too complicated for Hastak to start selling though lol.
Re: Unite Warriors UW-EX Mega Empress and Flowspade - New Images (1831831)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 8th, 2016 @ 8:48pm CDT
Kurona wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Kurona wrote:I mean, the mold did start off life as Hot Spot...


They all started out as male... At the very least they're not showing any Scrambling tendencies with other Combiners, unlike BWII Scylla who is the only female Space Pirate Seacon... :roll:

I'll shut up now. :oops:

Honestly, I think a combiner made up of different-gendered components could be fun and interesting. Proooobably something a bit too complicated for Hastak to start selling though lol.
Some of the Micromaster Six-combiners from Operation Combination have female members.

Why, Overlord himself is a combination husband-and-wife Transformer (with the husband simply speaking on behalf of the whole's identity in robot mode).
Re: Unite Warriors UW-EX Mega Empress and Flowspade - New Images (1831916)
Posted by Emerje on October 9th, 2016 @ 6:58am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Trick Diamond's Japanese name is Trick Dia


トリックダイヤ Torikkudaiya

ダイヤ daiya on its own is also Japanese for diamond, think of it as an abbreviation that still translates properly. So it's Trickdiamond in both languages, not Trick Dia.

Might as well point out that Lunaclover is technically proper since it's ルナクローバー Runakurōbā, but as we know the official English translation is Lunaclub which is weird because even the Japanese don't call the card suit clover, they call it club (クラブ kurabu) so you'd think her name would be ルナクラブ Runakurabu. :-?
Image

Emerje
Re: Unite Warriors UW-EX Mega Empress and Flowspade - New Images (1831917)
Posted by RAR on October 9th, 2016 @ 7:02am CDT
Luna Club - is that like 2 stages higher than the Mile High Club ?
Re: Unite Warriors UW-EX Mega Empress and Flowspade - New Images (1831936)
Posted by Evil Eye on October 9th, 2016 @ 8:44am CDT
For what it's worth, if anyone wants to part with just Megaempress (when she comes out), I'll be happy to take her off your hands. :saint:
Re: Unite Warriors UW-EX Mega Empress and Flowspade - New Images (1832036)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 9th, 2016 @ 3:35pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Trick Diamond's Japanese name is Trick Dia


トリックダイヤ Torikkudaiya

ダイヤ daiya on its own is also Japanese for diamond, think of it as an abbreviation that still translates properly. So it's Trickdiamond in both languages, not Trick Dia.

Might as well point out that Lunaclover is technically proper since it's ルナクローバー Runakurōbā, but as we know the official English translation is Lunaclub which is weird because even the Japanese don't call the card suit clover, they call it club (クラブ kurabu) so you'd think her name would be ルナクラブ Runakurabu. :-?
Image

Emerje


Proper nouns usually get transliterated as is, so "Trick Dia" still stands regardless, as does "Luna Clover". That doesn't automatically make it their official English name however, as Convoy vs. Optimus Prime have shown. As you may already know, Unite Warriors as well as Legends give different English names where applicable, hence the "Trick Diamond" and "Luna Club" for greater familiarity for the Anglophone audience. Don't see it as a translation, more like providing proper analogs.

"Clover" for the Suit of Clubs is used a lot in pop culture, but not all the time. For instance, in the card-themed Sentai JAKQ Dengekitai the Club-themed member is "Clover King", and in the Shugo Chara anime, the Club-themed persona is called "Amulet Clover". On the flipside however, in Kamen Rider Blade when the "4 Card" (4-of-a-kind) attack is initiated, the Club suit is called out as "Club". They're pretty much interchangeable terms.
Re: Unite Warriors UW-EX Mega Empress and Flowspade - New Images (1832050)
Posted by Microraptor on October 9th, 2016 @ 4:34pm CDT
RAR wrote:Luna Club - is that like 2 stages higher than the Mile High Club ?


:lol:
Re: Unite Warriors UW-EX Mega Empress and Flowspade - New Images (1832285)
Posted by Emerje on October 10th, 2016 @ 5:30pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Proper nouns usually get transliterated as is, so "Trick Dia" still stands regardless, as does "Luna Clover". That doesn't automatically make it their official English name however, as Convoy vs. Optimus Prime have shown. As you may already know, Unite Warriors as well as Legends give different English names where applicable, hence the "Trick Diamond" and "Luna Club" for greater familiarity for the Anglophone audience. Don't see it as a translation, more like providing proper analogs.


Problem is Transformers tend to complicate things by using common nouns as proper nouns rather than the proper nouns written with common nouns in typical Japanese names. And further complicated by the use of borrowed English common nouns which you wouldn't typically see used as Japanese proper nouns outside of things like Transformers. So Torikkudaiya, two borrowed English words, is literally the word trick and the word diamond (daiya being short for daiyamondo).

And it is daiya, not dia which is pronounced dee-ah and is another borrowed word meaning deer or dear.

Emerje

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