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Nevermore
2005-07-05, 06:37 PM
http://www.fantofan.jp/

No pics yet, so the question is still whether he's gonna be identical to the "Metroplex" proto we've seen before or not.

Alternator Swindle
2005-07-05, 06:47 PM
YIPPIE:headbang: :headbang: :D

Knightdramon
2005-07-05, 06:50 PM
Also confirmed by hlj, price was 5800 yen I think?

chimung
2005-07-05, 09:50 PM
They should call him Megalomart.

Nevermore
2005-07-06, 07:48 AM
Okay, F2F had posted an obscured image, with several people managed to touch up... It is indeed the "Metroplex" proto.

Nevermore
2005-07-08, 07:34 AM
http://www.fantofan.jp/earlybirdsp/gc-23.jpg

Brave Maximus
2005-07-08, 08:18 AM
Man, I hope that's a "Heros of Cybertron" G Convoy beside him and not the full sized one ;)

Still, he looks interesting. Close to a Metro-Titan as well.... the blue makes me think of it....

Nevermore
2005-07-08, 11:09 AM
Fan to Fan confirmed it's a metallic version of EZ Collection Galaxy Convoy.

Nevermore
2005-07-08, 05:31 PM
UPDATE: The fourth planet in Galaxy Force is named "Gigalonia"...

Cyclone_X
2005-07-08, 05:39 PM
Originally posted by Nevermore
Fan to Fan confirmed it's a metallic version of EZ Collection Galaxy Convoy.

good, then I wont have to buy the regular EZ version ;)

is this metallic Convoy simply meant as an extra or does it shows the size difference as it should be?

I like Megalo's bot mode, nice and articulated, alt mode and tranformation sequence otoh can be better

Brave Maximus
2005-07-10, 12:43 PM
Ok - here's a really weird question. Reading a review of the Megalo Convoy mould (prototype) - I had a weird thought. Could this mould possibly be a left over Armada\Energon mould? The Supreme Size (along with the lack of sales of the Unicron figure) could have contributed to his no being released.

The reasons why I'm asking this:

14 minicon points - this more than any figure in the last 2 series. I think I've seen a total of 3 minicon points in Galaxy Force to this point.

Rather Simplistic transformation, reminicent of Armada.

His Force Chip feature is rather basic and cou;d have been added in at any point.

Weither he is or he isn't, it doesn't matter to me, as he's a sweet looking TF. I was just kind of wondering.....

Nevermore
2005-07-10, 01:01 PM
He's not a Supreme. He's a Super (Leader).

The marked up Japanese price (5,800 Yen as compared to 5,200 Yen for Galaxy Convoy, Master Megatron and Master Galvatron) is due to the metallic EZ Collection Galaxy Convoy figure.

Brave Maximus
2005-07-10, 01:08 PM
He's pretty big though - wonder what they'll do with him in North Am.....

So, on top of coming with his own Minicon type guy (who, as far as I can tell, doesn't have a PL point) he comes with a metallic EZ Prime? Hummm, might get the GF version of this guy.....

Cyclone_X
2005-07-10, 02:10 PM
KeytoVectorsigma.com (http://www.keytovectorsigma.com/) has put up a review of the Metroplex testshot, with comparison pics next to Galaxy Convoy/Optimus Prime
Metroplex review (http://www.keytovectorsigma.com/Toy_Review/grapple.htm)

he is indeed the tallest Convoy in Bot mode, the Alt mode otoh doesnt look that large compared to OP's truck mode

Denyer
2005-07-10, 03:51 PM
Originally posted by Brave Maximus
14 minicon points - this more than any figure in the last 2 series. I think I've seen a total of 3 minicon points in Galaxy Force to this point. I'd guess it has more to do with it being a base. The stylings (http://www.fantofan.jp/earlybirdsp/gc-23.jpg) are still in keeping with GF as far as I can see—that overhead pose especially.

Brave Maximus
2005-07-11, 01:51 AM
True, and he's got more articulation that anything that came out of Armada.

It just struck me as odd that he would have so many. esp since, including his, there have been 8 minicons released in Galaxy Force.....

AH well, just a thought.

Nevermore
2005-07-11, 07:29 AM
Originally posted by Brave Maximus
It just struck me as odd that he would have so many. esp since, including his, there have been 8 minicons released in Galaxy Force.....

http://www.takaratoys.co.jp/galaxyforce/camp/micron.html

Zisteau
2005-07-11, 07:39 AM
Am I the only one who thinks he looks like they took spared parts from 7 different toys and bolted them all together and called it a day? The head looks completely out of place and his tranformation looks like something out of the Kama Sutra.

Ghirox
2005-07-11, 09:37 AM
Originally posted by Nevermore
UPDATE: The fourth planet in Galaxy Force is named "Gigalonia"...

No word on it: the worst name ever heard

Originally posted by Zisteau
Am I the only one who thinks he looks like they took spared parts from 7 different toys and bolted them all together and called it a day? The head looks completely out of place and his tranformation looks like something out of the Kama Sutra.

You are not :)

Ravage
2005-07-11, 11:04 AM
You know whats sad though? I have an easy fix to that figure. Give him a good number of gun turret especally for that moving base, deforestation machine of doom and we would have hell of a Metroplex homage.

serving7
2005-07-11, 11:08 AM
He combines with Galaxy Convoy.

dedicon
2005-07-11, 11:24 AM
Originally posted by serving7
He combines with Galaxy Convoy.

How'd you figure that one?

Cyclone_X
2005-07-11, 04:10 PM
Originally posted by serving7
He combines with Galaxy Convoy.

how does he do that?