Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TED 05 Junkion (feat AoE Junkheap)

Monday, May 11th, 2015 1:39am CDT

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Fellow Seibertronian and toy reviewer chuckdawg1999 has shared a video review showing off the last ofthe Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battlers - and its redeco into the Takara Tomy Adventure line. Check out below the embedded clip for Claw Crush Junkheap (of which youcan see our own galleries here) and TED-05 Junkion, identical in all but the name and the colour palette!

The final figure from AOE is a Power Battler, that's really hard to find! Junkheap has a really fun chest claw gimmick that's unobtrusive and works with the toy. Junkion is the same character only in blue; it's also much easier, and cheaper to find.


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Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TED 05 Junkion (feat AoE Junkheap) (1684236)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on May 11th, 2015 @ 3:04am CDT
I'm sorry that I didn't post this in another forum but I hoped I would get some comments much faster here.

I got my hands on a PRID Voyager OP with the idea of using the exhaust pipes for TAV Ultra Magnus. I came to learn that the pipes are not easy to remove like the soft ones on Dark Guard OP. :BOOM: Anyone got some suggestions on how to possibly remove them?

Worse case scenario I forget the whole thing considering UM will be in robot mode most of the time...my thanks in advance. :VEHI:
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TED 05 Junkion (feat AoE Junkheap) (1684503)
Posted by primalxconvoy on May 11th, 2015 @ 8:32pm CDT
Chuck is basically right on this being the colours for a Japanese rubbish/bin lorry (or "Garbage truck" for our American cousins), but not all bin vans are these colours. Also, most in Japan are quite small, as they need to navigate the awfully planned rat-runs that pose as "streets" in Japan. Regardless, have a look at one such lorry in action:

- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AC53KaDvZrE
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TED 05 Junkion (feat AoE Junkheap) (1684507)
Posted by Cobotron on May 11th, 2015 @ 8:45pm CDT
Wow! I gotta commend those Japanese garbage men for picking up all the lose crap that fell out of the bags. That never happens in my town. They always leave me a little extra work. :-x :lol:
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TED 05 Junkion (feat AoE Junkheap) (1684510)
Posted by primalxconvoy on May 11th, 2015 @ 8:49pm CDT
They don't always, plus they'll refuse to collect certain types of water if it's not in EXACTLY the right bag, or on the right day/time of month. Also, most places don't have, or won't allow big metal bins and/or portabins/garbage dumpsters, so rubbish is stored on the street, or under nets, which is then ripped apart by cats and crows. Luckily, my area, at least, has modern, Japanese style porta-bins, but there are the old nets right next to them anyway...
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TED 05 Junkion (feat AoE Junkheap) (1684514)
Posted by Cobotron on May 11th, 2015 @ 8:54pm CDT
primalxconvoy wrote:They don't always, plus they'll refuse to collect certain types of water if it's not in EXACTLY the right bag, or on the right day/time of month. Also, most places don't have, or won't allow big metal bins and/or portabins/garbage dumpsters, so rubbish is stored on the street, or under nets, which is then ripped apart by cats and crows. Luckily, my area, at least, has modern, Japanese style porta-bins, but there are the old nets right next to them anyway...
Sounds like New York City. >:oP
:lol:
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TED 05 Junkion (feat AoE Junkheap) (1684538)
Posted by primalxconvoy on May 11th, 2015 @ 10:16pm CDT
Except that your ninjas are turtles.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TED 05 Junkion (feat AoE Junkheap) (1684543)
Posted by Cobotron on May 11th, 2015 @ 10:28pm CDT
primalxconvoy wrote:Except that your ninjas are turtles.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TED 05 Junkion (feat AoE Junkheap) (1684571)
Posted by prjkt on May 12th, 2015 @ 12:44am CDT
primalxconvoy wrote:Except that your ninjas are turtles.

Amazing turnaround.


I'm actuslly looking forward to the "Grand Vehicon General" or whatever the name is, love the mould, and will be adding this one to my Vehicon collection. I've got the original Hasbro RID one, Arms Micron Vehicon and Jet Vehicon General. The Botcon pirate Vehicons are on the way, and I just need to track down a standard Jet Vehicon. I'm trying to army build without buying more than one of a particular release :lol:
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TED 05 Junkion (feat AoE Junkheap) (1684572)
Posted by primalxconvoy on May 12th, 2015 @ 12:51am CDT
I wanted the white "seeker" one (is that the one you meant?). I think the Vehicons should have been repainted into the Autobot clones, rather than the Decepticon versions. I thought they were a bit rubbish, or "garbage".

Maybe that's why we need the three bin lorries currently in the transformers?
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TED 05 Junkion (feat AoE Junkheap) (1684583)
Posted by prjkt on May 12th, 2015 @ 2:42am CDT
White (grey really) version is the Jet Vehicon General that I already have, it's the standard purple/black one I'm looking for to pad out the force.

Edit: And the TAV version is the Car Vehicon coloured mould to match the Jet Vehicon General, so the translation might be Ground Vehicon General.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TED 05 Junkion (feat AoE Junkheap) (1684585)
Posted by primalxconvoy on May 12th, 2015 @ 3:30am CDT
Oh, I've got that one. I've got him, the car one and the first edition one, all from Japan. I think the American versions even had different paint apps, too, so trip building is fun (or expensive). I wish the white ones were easily avoidable l available and in both car and jet versions, so we could repaint them. Possibly, there are knock offs?

This, too, could be the same with "junkion" here. Has anyone repainted him as wreck-gar/g1 junkion?
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TED 05 Junkion (feat AoE Junkheap) (1684640)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on May 12th, 2015 @ 9:49am CDT
Has anyone noticed that Junkion's colors are exactly the same as that Animated Wreck Gar chase card thing?
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Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TED 05 Junkion (feat AoE Junkheap) (1684641)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 12th, 2015 @ 9:55am CDT
primalxconvoy wrote:I think the Vehicons should have been repainted into the Autobot clones, rather than the Decepticon versions.
Except that the Vehicon molds are very very evil-looking as they are. No amount of repainting can change their hunched over, sickly, wicked creature look.

Besides, it's not like they were made into the actual Pounce and Wingspan themselves.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TED 05 Junkion (feat AoE Junkheap) (1685355)
Posted by Va'al on May 14th, 2015 @ 1:44am CDT
Via the main Takara Tomy website, we have a new interview with one of their designers - specifically, with Yuya Onishi, the mind behind Transformers Adventure TAV01 Bumblebee (and Legends Tankor), the Japanese counterpart to the Hasbro Warrior class from Robots in Disguise.

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You can find the interview in its entirety here, though it is all in Japanese, of course. If you are able to read it, please let us know what you make of it in the Energon Pub - and take a look at the mirrored images below, in the meantime.

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Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TED 05 Junkion (feat AoE Junkheap) (1685365)
Posted by primalxconvoy on May 14th, 2015 @ 2:08am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:I think the Vehicons should have been repainted into the Autobot clones, rather than the Decepticon versions.
Except that the Vehicon molds are very very evil-looking as they are. No amount of repainting can change their hunched over, sickly, wicked creature look.

Besides, it's not like they were made into the actual Pounce and Wingspan themselves.


I don't know about yours, but my Vehicons stand straight and tall. I'm sure that a new head and paint scheme would easily create them.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TED 05 Junkion (feat AoE Junkheap) (1685460)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 14th, 2015 @ 9:38am CDT
primalxconvoy wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:I think the Vehicons should have been repainted into the Autobot clones, rather than the Decepticon versions.
Except that the Vehicon molds are very very evil-looking as they are. No amount of repainting can change their hunched over, sickly, wicked creature look.

Besides, it's not like they were made into the actual Pounce and Wingspan themselves.


I don't know about yours, but my Vehicons stand straight and tall. I'm sure that a new head and paint scheme would easily create them.
The head juts out forward at an angle. Removing it reveals the next piece to be diagonally positioned, so no matter how much one straightens out the body, the head will always be hunched over in an ogre-like fashion without having to completely re-engineer the torso.

Sure, one could just tilt the neck piece upward, but then that messes up the look of the chest by opening up the gap between the neck piece and the main body.

Aside from the issues with the head, though, the entire figure has many evil-looking design aspects all over its body. Jagged lines covering the torso, pointy vampiric fingers, spiked knees, sharp-looking razor wings on the Jet version, etc. etc.

The Vehicon design is very much meant to be an inherently creepy and wicked appearance.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TED 05 Junkion (feat AoE Junkheap) (1685511)
Posted by primalxconvoy on May 14th, 2015 @ 11:29am CDT
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TED 05 Junkion (feat AoE Junkheap) (1685512)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 14th, 2015 @ 11:33am CDT
primalxconvoy wrote:Oh, I don't know...

- https://www.figurerealm.com/viewcustomf ... ?FID=48112
That is freaky-looking and way beyond the extent of any retoolings Fun Pub is allotted to do.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TED 05 Junkion (feat AoE Junkheap) (1685515)
Posted by primalxconvoy on May 14th, 2015 @ 11:44am CDT
Just a different head, hands and extra arm pipes, is all.

The clones just need a new head and a lick of paint.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TED 05 Junkion (feat AoE Junkheap) (1685516)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 14th, 2015 @ 11:45am CDT
primalxconvoy wrote:Just a different head, hands and extra arm pipes, is all.
Again, that's all well beyond what the Club can do. They are only allotted to remold one part per mold.

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