Tomica to Release Diecast Transformer Vehicles

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  1. AutobotMirage

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    Some more news from Full Metal Hero:

    Tomica will be releasing non-transforming diecast vehicles. Tomica is a line of diecast vehicles produced by Takara Tomy. The figures will be packaged on blisters and come 24 to a case. They posted the images of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, which are mirrored below. Both figures are scheduled for release in October with Oprimus Prime listed at 780 yen and Bumblebee listed at 460 yen.

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    What scale are they?
     
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    No idea. I didn't see anything listed aboout the scale on there.
     
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    Didn't Hasbro already do this and call them RPMs/Speedstars?
     
  5. Deceptijohn

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    I'd rather have well-articulated, cartoon-accurate diecast robots that don't transform. About the size of the Super Robot Chogokin line please. :) 
     
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    Pretty cool idea.
     
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    And I'd rather have something else that is completely different in form, concept, and intended audience. ;) 
     
  8. darkwingduck13

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    Yes, this please. :cool: 
     
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    There's a pretty good reason to make toy vehicles out of diecast metal. The added weight helps them to roll.

    It's not so easy to justify articulated diecast action-figures. The weight serves little purpose other than making it harder to balance, and the articulation means moving parts, friction, and chipped paint.
     
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    Well obviously it require more materials than metal as well as thoughtful design. The Super Robot Chogokin line has it nailed. Good metal content in all the right places with an eye to designing in scratch resistance by making sure metal only ever contacts plastic. Add in all the advances in joint design gleaned from the SoC line over the years and the figures are amazing to behold.
     
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    Well naturally you can make something like that work in a high-end collector oriented line.

    It's not really comparable to what they're doing here. I've always liked diecast, but it's hard to justify that for the kid market today. The comparable thing here would be 3-inch Titaniums. That's about all you can do for the same money, and the line wasn't exactly a runaway success.
     
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    I'm not interested in these but I think these will do well in Japan.
     
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    ill get these if they make the 3 wreckers weaponized and sideswipe
    PLEASE MAKE THE 3 WRECKERS
     
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    yeah! more masterpiece hotwheels cars...
     
  15. convoymagnus

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    by how the wheels look in BB seems like the regular 1/64 SCALE.
     

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