Official Transformers new/upcoming releases! Hasbro, TakaraTomy and more

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Re: New/upcoming toys and merchandise thread -beginning Feb. 2019

Post by Denyer » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:15 pm

Clay wrote:
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I'm starting another thread because I can no longer keep track of which releases are Hasbro or Takara only, which ones are the same for both companies, and which ones would be the same but only get released here or there. Besides, we can order everything online nowadays, so geographical distinctions aren't what they used to be anyway.
I'd suggest merging the two threads that have been open for half a decade then, rather than leaving them existing with years of search engine indexing attached.

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Re: New/upcoming toys and merchandise thread -beginning Feb. 2019

Post by Denyer » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:57 pm

Star Convoy might be a purchase, it's weird how much early-days-of-teh-intarwebs nostalgia can attach to something that didn't even get a release or mention in Western media.

The MP Bee V1 KOs are pretty nice quality, can't really tell much difference from the official one I got. Shame nobody seems to have taken the initiative to do Glyph from it.

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Re: Official Transformers new/upcoming releases! Hasbro, TakaraTomy and more

Post by Skyquake87 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:27 pm

Star Convoy looks nifty. As does Armada Prime. Some many Optimus figures in Siege! Now, where's the Energon update...? :P

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Re: Official Transformers new/upcoming releases! Hasbro, TakaraTomy and more

Post by Clay » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:48 am

Denyer wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:15 pm
I'd suggest merging the two threads that have been open for half a decade then, rather than leaving them existing with years of search engine indexing attached.
That works too :up:

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Star Convoy looks nifty. As does Armada Prime. Some many Optimus figures in Siege! Now, where's the Energon update...? :P
I actually like both of the Energon Prime figures as-is. :)

As for updating it? Not sure... it'd have to be a leader figure to have his drones for the super mode. Or, they'd have to make Wing Saber at the same time. Maybe they'd make the drones have their own robot modes like they've done for Brunt?

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Re: Official Transformers new/upcoming releases! Hasbro, TakaraTomy and more

Post by Skyquake87 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:53 pm

Might be cool if they did a CW type thing for Energon Prime. But not using that CW Prime / Motormaster body. I could go with drones with no robot modes, if they had some pop out weapon features or something.

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Re: Official Transformers new/upcoming releases! Hasbro, TakaraTomy and more

Post by Warcry » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:28 pm

If you look at pics of Energon Prime and CW Prime's combined modes side-by-side, you'll actually see a lot of similarities in the torso details. I think that was supposed to be their Energon homage, only no one noticed because they didn't bother painting any of the details on the CW one.

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Re: Official Transformers new/upcoming releases! Hasbro, TakaraTomy and more

Post by Warcry » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:07 pm

Springer, Red Alert, Galaxy Prime and Thundercracker.

I think Springer is the only one of the batch that's really "news", but I'm not sure we've seen official renders of Thundercracker either. This Springer seems like a really solid take on the character, assuming the car mode isn't a joke. At first glance, I'm definitely more taken with this boxy, traditional Springer than the lanky Voyager from a few years ago, as much fun as that one is.

I've also heard rumours about things like G2 Sideswipe, Slamdance, Wingthing and Scorpulator, but I'm taking those with a huge grain of salt until we see pics.

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Re: Official Transformers new/upcoming releases! Hasbro, TakaraTomy and more

Post by Clay » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:50 pm

Warcry wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:28 pm
If you look at pics of Energon Prime and CW Prime's combined modes side-by-side, you'll actually see a lot of similarities in the torso details. I think that was supposed to be their Energon homage, only no one noticed because they didn't bother painting any of the details on the CW one.
I remember that now... the Takara version played it up more. Still, that doesn't mean that wouldn't come back to Energon in the next line or two.

Has the dust settled from the toyfair reveals? Only super-new thing I noticed from the Takara show is the G2 deco Megatron. And apparently hasbro are intending to release Masterpiece Convoy3, Bumblebee2, Cartoon Wheeljack, and BW Megatron.

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Post by Warcry » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:54 am

I think they managed to leak most of it in the week before the show. Kinda anti-climactic. :(

There was the minotaur Battlmaster guy towards the start of these pics, the Ghostbusters crossover and whatever this 35th anniversary thing will turn out to be. But the bulk of the new stuff was already making the rounds before the show.

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Re: Official Transformers new/upcoming releases! Hasbro, TakaraTomy and more

Post by Skyquake87 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:15 am

I'm quite excited for MP Blackarachnia :)

https://news.tfw2005.com/2019/02/09/bla ... pan-382419

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Re: Official Transformers new/upcoming releases! Hasbro, TakaraTomy and more

Post by Clay » Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:37 pm

Aye. And I just had the thought that, whenever they get around to a masterpiece waspinator, I'll probably buy it no matter what they charge.

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Re: Official Transformers new/upcoming releases! Hasbro, TakaraTomy and more

Post by Unicron » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:44 pm

Clay wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:37 pm
Aye. And I just had the thought that, whenever they get around to a masterpiece waspinator, I'll probably buy it no matter what they charge.
Here's the thing, do you get the initial release or the eventual V2 when they figure out the engineering required to make him cube-able?

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