New pics of Safety Prime

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  1. Gaokaiser

    Gaokaiser Well-Known Member

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  2. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    Who's that?
     
  3. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Looking, Not Buying

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    I don't know if the paint scheme is based on an actual racing-related car, but if not, that's one lazy repaint. (They could've at least done it up in another color to make it more distinctive. All I see is some kind of Prowl variant.)
     
  4. Transformed

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    Safety Prime, apparently, he's an event exclusive limited one per child participant of the Takara Tomy sponsored Transformer GT & Kids Walk.

    EDIT:

    I don't know race car terminology, you'll have to forgive my ignorance, but apparently, Safety Prime is a safety car. I think this car takes to the track shortly after the yellow flag has been waved.
     
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    The English term is pace car.
     
  6. Transformed

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    Oh, okay. Thanks. So these guys set the pace of a race and come out at times of accidents too?
     
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    We can Prime if we want to / We can leave your friends behind / 'Cause your friends don't Prime and if they don't Prime / Well they're no friends of mine.

    I'm sorry, but I can't get over how weird his name is...
     
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    Wow, talk about exclusive! Feel sorry for the completists out there! :) 
     
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    My only question is...can he do the Safety Dance?
     
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    Do pardon me but I ain't seeing anything from those links...

    Am I expecting a toy figure or what? :sly2: 
     
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    chuckcjc Wheeljack Engineer Corp.

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    :rolleyes2 

    Al. righty. Then.
     
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    Japanese Children beware the west hungers for your shiny promotional toys.

    Unless Takara makes extras this is going to require a pricey middleman for completionists who gotta have it.

    So he's a tiny safety car for the Alternity GT line. Kind of a odd line to promote. But maybe it needs a little help.
     
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  16. ZacWilliam

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    Well GT is a co production with the actual GT Japanese racing circuit and these toys are giveaways to Kids at walking events. So they're more of a promo for the walking events and GT racing ( and TFs in general) then they are trying to promote the GT collectors line.

    -ZacWiliam, wishes Hasbro would make more exclusive fun giveaways like this for kids really.
     
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    This reminds me of a lost opportunity. Last year when Takara/Tomy was using promotional images of characters related to individual cities I noticed most were based on Legends Class figures. I would have loved redecos/retools of those figures as those characters. I'm a sucker for Japanese exclusive characters.
     

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