Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV08 Gregevor and TAV13 Nemesis Prime

Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV08 Gregevor and TAV13 Nemesis Prime

Saturday, May 16th, 2015 2:12pm CDT

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In addition to yesterday's promo video, and of course, the Seibertron.com galleries, fellow member chuckdawg1999 has also just shared with us a video review of two Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure toys: TAV-08 Gregevor (Greejeeber) and TAV-13 Nemesis Prime. The latter is the one we've covered already, but the former, an homage to the 2000 RID line Rollbar, is in fact a male redeco of Strongarm, which you can find here for comparison. Check out the embedded clip below!

Takara always seems to deliver unique repaints that homage niche characters from their market, and black Optimus Primes. Gregevor is one of those homages going back to the early 2000's RID character Rollbar. Nemesis Prime I guess could be said is a tribute to Scourge/Black Convoy from the same line; even though there have been many takes on the black Prime over the years. Both are worth a look if you're interested in well done repaints.


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Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV08 Gregevor and TAV13 Nemesis Prime (1686348)
Posted by dragons on May 16th, 2015 @ 2:23pm CDT
Thanks for sharing I didn't bother watching I saw video of original figures before they where repainted don't need same
Video again
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV08 Gregevor and TAV13 Nemesis Prime (1686351)
Posted by Va'al on May 16th, 2015 @ 2:41pm CDT
dragons wrote:Thanks for sharing


You are more than welcome. :D
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV08 Gregevor and TAV13 Nemesis Prime (1686368)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 16th, 2015 @ 3:39pm CDT
dragons wrote:Thanks for sharing I didn't bother watching I saw video of original figures before they where repainted don't need same
Video again


But you might have missed out on dancing girls at the end
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV08 Gregevor and TAV13 Nemesis Prime (1686395)
Posted by william-james88 on May 16th, 2015 @ 4:50pm CDT
Va'al wrote:
dragons wrote:Thanks for sharing


You are more than welcome. :D


:APPLAUSE:

chuckdawg1999 wrote:
dragons wrote:Thanks for sharing I didn't bother watching I saw video of original figures before they where repainted don't need same
Video again


But you might have missed out on dancing girls at the end


:APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:

I especially liked when they took their tops off. Oh my!

(o)(o)
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV08 Gregevor and TAV13 Nemesis Prime (1686417)
Posted by carytheone on May 16th, 2015 @ 5:15pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Va'al wrote:
dragons wrote:Thanks for sharing


You are more than welcome. :D


:APPLAUSE:

chuckdawg1999 wrote:
dragons wrote:Thanks for sharing I didn't bother watching I saw video of original figures before they where repainted don't need same
Video again


But you might have missed out on dancing girls at the end


:APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:

I especially liked when they took their tops off. Oh my!

(o)(o)


Looks like you missed out guy. YouTube took it down and now only the edited version is available.

So scandalous :shock:
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV08 Gregevor and TAV13 Nemesis Prime (1686430)
Posted by Cobotron on May 16th, 2015 @ 5:40pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:(o)(o)
:shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV08 Gregevor and TAV13 Nemesis Prime (1686440)
Posted by william-james88 on May 16th, 2015 @ 5:55pm CDT
Cobotron wrote:
william-james88 wrote:(o)(o)
:shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Haha, glad you liked it, here are a few more:

National geographic:

(@ㅅ@)

Melissa McCarthy:

(。 ㅅ 。)

Jenny McCarthy:

(•_ㅅ_•)

The Rock:

[_._][_._]
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV08 Gregevor and TAV13 Nemesis Prime (1686450)
Posted by .... on May 16th, 2015 @ 6:06pm CDT
Chuck! Stop!
:evil: :evil: :evil:
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV08 Gregevor and TAV13 Nemesis Prime (1686492)
Posted by prjkt on May 16th, 2015 @ 7:16pm CDT
Well this thread just got interesting nice and quick.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV08 Gregevor and TAV13 Nemesis Prime (1686542)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on May 16th, 2015 @ 10:33pm CDT
Holy-crap...I hope they include those sound FX when I get UM and Nemesis just like those Japanese reviews. :P :VEHI:
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV08 Gregevor and TAV13 Nemesis Prime (1686553)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 16th, 2015 @ 11:07pm CDT
"And yes, you have to say it like that. GREH-GHEE-VOR."

No you don't. "Gregevor" is a bad Engrish transliteration of グリジバー, which Romanizes out to being "Gurijibaa", with the two I's both sounding like "ee". It is a portmanteau of "Green" and "Jeep" with a modified end, hence the longstanding transliteration of "Greejeeber" being the more accepted name since the Car Robots character of the same name was established back in the year 2000.

The two E's in "Gregevor" are long "ee" sounds, and the second G is a hard G (or J) sound. The V came from B and V being essentially the same sound in Japanese. So whoever transliterated グリジバー ("Gurijibaa") into "Gregevor" apparently didn't recognize the "Green Jeep" reference and gave us a more wonky name than the more likely intended "Greejeeber".
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV08 Gregevor and TAV13 Nemesis Prime (1686566)
Posted by primalxconvoy on May 16th, 2015 @ 11:38pm CDT
Exactly. I've already stated at these boards the same thing. The English text on the package for this toy is incorrect, if the aim was to represent "Green-Jeeper" (which was the originally intended name, similar to "Tankor", " Rot-or", or other proper nouns derived from adding the regular "er" to verb forms in order to make a "job noun").

Basically, the etymology, as it were, was " Green Jeep/Green-Jeeper/Greenjeeber" (ignoring the katakana and other romaji orthographic depictions, such as "gurujiiba", etc).

However, IF the original word WAS "Gregevor" (in English), then the Japanese (romaji) could be "gureijiiba".

What has (almost) happened then, is that, over time, they took an English term, converted it into Japanese katakana/,romaji, turned THAT back into katakana again, before finally turning it "back" into romaji/katakana.

It's a bit like how Takara have done the same with "convoy" (convoy/conboy), by first getting the name "right", then probably turning it back into katakana and back to romaji (or having no original romaji/English source to reference).

Hypothetically, this could happen to "Minerva":

Minerva/Mineruba/Minerba/Menorbar".
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV08 Gregevor and TAV13 Nemesis Prime (1686577)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on May 17th, 2015 @ 12:22am CDT
At this rate can we just call him Greg?
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV08 Gregevor and TAV13 Nemesis Prime (1686579)
Posted by Cobotron on May 17th, 2015 @ 12:24am CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:At this rate can we just call him Greg?
:lol:
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV08 Gregevor and TAV13 Nemesis Prime (1686589)
Posted by primalxconvoy on May 17th, 2015 @ 1:05am CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:At this rate can we just call him Greg?


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Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV08 Gregevor and TAV13 Nemesis Prime (1686898)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on May 17th, 2015 @ 9:03pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:The two E's in "Gregevor" are long "ee" sounds, and the second G is a hard G (or J) sound.


I think you mean a soft "G" sound, right? When a G sounds like a "J" in English, as in the word "Gigantic," that's considered a soft use of G. Hard G is for sounds like the G in the word "Galactic."
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV08 Gregevor and TAV13 Nemesis Prime (1686900)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 17th, 2015 @ 9:04pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:The two E's in "Gregevor" are long "ee" sounds, and the second G is a hard G (or J) sound.


I think you mean a soft "G" sound, right? When a G sounds like a "J" in English, as in the word "Gigantic," that's considered a soft use of G. Hard G is for sounds like the G in the word "Galactic."
Argh! Why do I keep doing that!?! :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV08 Gregevor and TAV13 Nemesis Prime (1686928)
Posted by william-james88 on May 17th, 2015 @ 9:56pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:The two E's in "Gregevor" are long "ee" sounds, and the second G is a hard G (or J) sound.


I think you mean a soft "G" sound, right? When a G sounds like a "J" in English, as in the word "Gigantic," that's considered a soft use of G. Hard G is for sounds like the G in the word "Galactic."
Argh! Why do I keep doing that!?! :BANG_HEAD:


Don't worry, we all have those moments. I actually wrote yesterday that Predaking was made of 6 members when I knew it was obviously just 5.

I also wrote in an exam when I was 16 (as part of a greater algebraic equation) that 2 times 3 was 5 :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV08 Gregevor and TAV13 Nemesis Prime (1686930)
Posted by .... on May 17th, 2015 @ 9:57pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:The two E's in "Gregevor" are long "ee" sounds, and the second G is a hard G (or J) sound.


I think you mean a soft "G" sound, right? When a G sounds like a "J" in English, as in the word "Gigantic," that's considered a soft use of G. Hard G is for sounds like the G in the word "Galactic."
Argh! Why do I keep doing that!?! :BANG_HEAD:


Don't worry, we all have those moments. I actually wrote yesterday that Predaking was made of 6 members when I knew it was obviously just 5.


Lol I look stupid all the STINKIN TIME!
:-B
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV08 Gregevor and TAV13 Nemesis Prime (1686945)
Posted by Cobotron on May 17th, 2015 @ 10:24pm CDT
Silly wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:The two E's in "Gregevor" are long "ee" sounds, and the second G is a hard G (or J) sound.


I think you mean a soft "G" sound, right? When a G sounds like a "J" in English, as in the word "Gigantic," that's considered a soft use of G. Hard G is for sounds like the G in the word "Galactic."
Argh! Why do I keep doing that!?! :BANG_HEAD:


Don't worry, we all have those moments. I actually wrote yesterday that Predaking was made of 6 members when I knew it was obviously just 5.


Lol I look stupid all the STINKIN TIME!
:-B
I'm realky bag att spellking.

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