Takara Animated Bumblebee and Ironhide (Bulkhead) pictures

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  1. Megablah

    Megablah Likes Universe Galvatron Veteran

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    UPDATE: Thanks to fellow TFW member kurdt_the_goat for posting a link to scans of the whole magazine via toy-world.com.hk starting here. For those who just want the TF section, the twenty page coverage starts here (use the arrows on the side to turn the page.)

    Hobby Search has put up a preview for Figure King 144 which includes a two page feature of TakaraTomy Animated Bumblebee and Ironhide (Bulkhead). This feature shows off the transformation of the two and includes a comparison against the Hasbro releases. Also of note, Ironhide is designated as an Autobot Guardsman, while Bumblebee is an Autobot Speedster. It also appears Bumblebee's "stinger" weapons are still not able to sit flush. Figure King No.144 (Hobby Magazine) World Photo Press Figure King
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  2. Bgrngod

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    Shiny metallic paint is awesome.

    Just not on Animated figs.
     
  3. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    If Bulkhead is going to be called Ironhide, what the hell are they gonna call Animated Ironhide??
     
  4. Chosen

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    Is Bumblebee only partially metallic? If so, that's even worse than a fully metallic vehicle mode.
     
  5. Xaddion

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    Roadbuster.
     
  6. Bgrngod

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    They are not chromed or vac-metalized. They just have shiny metallic paint.
     
  7. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    If you're serious, Holy Energon flashback, Batman!
     
  8. Chosen

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    Is Bumblebee only partially metallic? If so, that's even worse than a fully metallic vehicle mode.
     
  9. Paxtin

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    I still like the way Bee looks with the gold paint.
    I really don't get the malice some seem to have for the metallic paint. Seems like a weird thing to get all bent out of shape over.

    It looks like his legs won't be painted gold though. It seems the paint is mostly for vehicle mode. It does kind of detract a bit from the over all look of the figure, though.
     
  10. Th0r4z1n3

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    Those pics seal it, I'm gonna have to get the import version of Bee to stand in as Goldbug. Still waiting to see detailed pics of Starscream (and the other Seekers) to decide if he's worth it, I'm kinda hoping for some Seeker repaints as some of the other characters we didn't get... somebody show me a Slipstream!
     
  11. kurdt_the_goat

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    The whole issue was posted by Toy World HK - TF section starts here and goes for about 20 pages (click arrows on the right).
     
  12. Kinzz

    Kinzz Is her own mechanic. ;)

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    Is it Bumblebee's fate to be turned metallic?
    Bumblebee to Goldbug, "Custom Faded" yellow to metallic yellow, and now from just yellow to metallic yellow.

    I'm not really complaining, just wondering. XD
     
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    Good find, there is some useful info about the plans for 2010 too. its a shame I cant read japanese :(  Untitled Document
     
  14. Paxtin

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    Hopefully someone will translate the interview. I always find those pretty fascinating.

    ...Holly frag...What the heck are these?
    Magazine page
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    Can we has toys of these?...Please?
     

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  15. IceConvoy

    IceConvoy Jikuu Keiji

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    Oh wow, I see the names Hot Rod and Rhinox. They're just concepts but I'd love a Rhinox like that.
     
  16. kurdt_the_goat

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    My wife has skimmed the questions and it's seems mostly Animated and NEST talk, no MP news i think :(  They talk about why the names changed to match the movies.
    She hates translating especially such long text so you'll have to wait for one of the other guys to do it.
    Apparantly those two are proto's of Hot Rod and Rhinox though...
     
  17. Feralstorm

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    Shouldn't put them pics of cartoon Bulkhead next to toy 'Ironhide' Cartoon Ironhide will now be "Fire Guts Ratchet". :) 

    While I don't prefer the shiny-fied TFA toys, I appreciate what they're trying to do. If nothing else, fully painted vehicle modes match better than most. It's a tiny bit disappointing Takara didn't add some of the paint apps I've considered (and done) for improved looks and accuracy, such as:

    Stripes that go all the way around the arms and painted windows on Bulkenhide.

    Black stripes on the arms and shin for Bumblebee. (they even took away the stripes on the thighs/waist.)
     
  18. clonemanager

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    Just wondering are these shinny metallic paint lead free ? ?

    am i kind of jealous ? no way... I don't have plan for the repaints... and their pricing are always steep comparing the one we already got..
     
  19. Starscreamer95

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    Bulkhead.
     
  20. RobotoChan

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    if they all turn out looking this nice - I may have to rebuy the whole line again :( 
     

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