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Takara TG-23 Titan Class Metroplex Revealed

Posted on 06-12-2013 at 01:29 PM by ORIO under Japanese Transformers
metroplex-Takara
TF Yuki has once again hit us with a new picture on Twitter showcasing some upcoming Takara Generations love! This time, it's the big guy himself, Metroplex! This is our first clear look at what the Takara version of this figure will look like and we can see from the picture that he will have many new paint applications and the extra gun. Previously rumored, but missing from the pic, is chrome on the figures legs. This may not mean the figure won't still include chrome, but that this figure isn't finished just yet.

What do you think? Will you be importing this figure? Hit the title bar to discuss!
Views: 8,934 / Credit: ultraq of the 2005 Boards!
exomega255
that's not good that's tempting me to get more than one.
Armada_MK
Holy Crap that is beautiful



Glad i ordered from Anime-Export when i did
LeoPrime
Can someone mirror this? I'm at work and this is blocked.
Anguirus
That sure is another gun.
Lbsammills51
Hello Beautiful.

Glad I got a preorder in early at HLJ, with BBTS as backup in case their are any stock issues.

No chrome though, from the looks of it?

It does make me very curious about what a potential SDCC version could look like, if it's even happening. If a SDCC version ended up a similar release, I could see myself going that route since I'll be there.
Skylock
Damn that thing looks sweet!
DoubleClouder
Glad I preordered one. Not a ton more paint apps, but I like how the silver of the thighs break up the legs. Also really prefer the silver face on this vs the Hasbro unpainted one. Just noticed the parts around the center cannon are white instead of black.

Edit:
Here is the pic mirrored for those who can't see it
Cal
It seems to go a lot heavier on the black than Hasbro's version. Ironically, the black chest piece is the only part that's been left white.
agentSAP2006
It's beautiful! Wish I could import it.
Star Saber
Damn, that would look really nice next to Fort Max!
Deceptigtar
metrotitan now please!
General Tekno
Mirrored:
Cheem The Rup
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Originally Posted by LeoPrime View Post
Can someone mirror this? I'm at work and this is blocked.
Stepper
It is not a final specification yet,that means still has the chance to see some parts being chromed.
spartan 3764
Army of Mertotitans?
"RUN FOR YOU LIVES!"
opt1musaber
My only complaint are the Black outlines on the hips, they make him look a bit too busy. I was also expecting to see more chrome. Need a closer shot of that face, which looks like the only place with chrome on it. Still glad I pre ordered this instead of Hasbro's.
deathsheadII
was a wise choice to go with the takara one the extra paint apps make all the difference
Cheem The Rup
so much better than Hasbro's !!

Star Saber
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Originally Posted by deathsheadII View Post
was a wise choice to go with the takara one the extra paint apps make all the difference

Yeah the extra paint apps go a long way. I like how they make him look a bit more realistic and defined vs Hasbro's more white-ish scheme.

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Originally Posted by Cheem The Rup View Post
so much better than Hasbro's !!

http://i.imgur.com/6nCMJk3.jpg
Of course, the dynamic posing of the Takara figures are a huge help too - esp vs that boring pose of the Hasbro figure.
opt1musaber
Eh, a side by side comparison and I am second guessing myself, but I think I like Hasbro's more There's also not a lot of differences.
Cheem The Rup
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Originally Posted by Star Saber View Post
Of course, the dynamic posing of the Takara figures are a huge help too - esp vs that boring pose of the Hasbro figure.
Star Saber
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Originally Posted by opt1musaber View Post
Eh, a side by side comparison and I am second guessing myself, but I think I like Hasbro's more There's also not a lot of differences.
Yeah there isn't much, but I must say, I really really like the way he has two guns on the Takara version! Really backs up his role as a one robot wrecking crew.
Megatron31
Now the question is stickers or paint apps?
MACRAPTRON
Still pass, CHUG is dead. Wake me up when it's MP Metroplex time.
opt1musaber
I just remembered, is that shot of Hasbro's how he is straight out of the box, or is that him with his stickers applied?

If that's stickered, then I take back what I said.
Mechafire
Are those stickers or paint apps?
spartan 3764
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Originally Posted by Star Saber View Post
Of course, the dynamic posing of the Takara figures are a huge help too - esp vs that boring pose of the Hasbro figure.
Takara" We are Metroplex, Prepare for justice"
Hasbro" Metroplex "
WhiteMocha
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Originally Posted by Lbsammills51 View Post
Hello Beautiful.

Glad I got a preorder in early at HLJ, with BBTS as backup in case their are any stock issues.

No chrome though, from the looks of it?
Yeah, I've got it pre-ordered through HLJ as well.... which makes me nervous. I've had them not fill pre-orders before, annoyingly. Fingers crossed.

The lack of chrome is a bit disappointing. Also not sure I like those black outlines around the edges of his... pelvis plates, I guess you'd call them? It gives him almost a weird toon-shaded look, and is sort of cluttered. Still a nice-looking figure!
giafunk
In the middle guy, what is it that is making the mid section look a lot bulkier?
Star Saber
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Originally Posted by giafunk View Post
In the middle guy, what is it that is making the mid section look a lot bulkier?
It's a 4th Metroplex in the background You're seeing parts of his arms/body.
giafunk
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Originally Posted by Star Saber View Post
It's a 4th Metroplex in the background You're seeing parts of his arms/body.
Ahh u are right. Lame as that looks way better. It needs to look like that without the help of a second figure
Star Saber
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Originally Posted by giafunk View Post
Ahh u are right. Lame as that looks way better. It needs to look like that without the help of a second figure
The 4th figure wasn't meant to make it look bulky, it just came out that way. Anyway I'm sure some 3rd Party company is already figuring out ways to fix that.
Weitat1988
I am pretty sure those are paint apps instead of stickers
they are on mostly uneven areas now I see why the price diff so much on this
guess I will be getting takara ones afterall
motorthing
Feck it I was all set to resist buying this one and one look at a pic and I crumble and pre-order.

The missus is going to kill me....how the hell do I hide TWO of these beasts?
Aberration
I'm guessing that things like the yellow hazard stripes and the cockpit window are still stickers, at the very least.

I'd be curious to see pics of the other modes. The new paint apps definitely help the robot mode, but I wonder how well they work in city mode.
REMINATOR
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Originally Posted by opt1musaber View Post
My only complaint are the Black outlines on the hips, they make him look a bit too busy. I was also expecting to see more chrome. Need a closer shot of that face, which looks like the only place with chrome on it. Still glad I pre ordered this instead of Hasbro's.
I agreed regarding the black outline on the hip, that's the only downside. But the rest, that thing is a beauty! Damn you TTomy, here's I was hoping to get the Hasbro version but now I just couldn't resist your paint app. Love the grey app thigh to separate the white. The face looks more visible than Hasbro as well. Wow, that extra gun on both of his hand, makes him look bad a$$, thank you TTomy. Lastly, if TTomy final release looks like that without me applying additional stickers, I have no regret in getting the TTomy version.
Alucard77
I have to say, it's not really worth the extra money to export this. This is not that much of an upgrade over the Hasbro one.

I am thinking some reprolabels on the Hasbro one will be more then enough.
CyclonuS_ZerO
Nice, definitely glad I went with this version.
Trailbreaker77
I'll be buying both.
Ktulu
It's a pretty robit. I wouldn't say it's "so much better" but there are certainly some nice differences. Theoretically, I'd still be happy enough with the Hasbro one however.
Enigma2K2
I prefer this one, but if I can't get it Hasbro will just get my money instead.
Jazz210
wasnt it said that the hasbro version will come with an extensive sticker sheet??? or did i read into it wrong...either way ill still buy one or the other
ex dtw2003
Gotta say, I actually think I like teh Hasbro version better. Knees are nice but thighs are WAYYYY off.
Nightrain
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Originally Posted by MACRAPTRON View Post
Still pass, CHUG is dead. Wake me up when it's MP Metroplex time.
Yeah I don't know that I have to have this after getting a brand new Fort Max.
Constructor
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Originally Posted by Cheem The Rup View Post
so much better than Hasbro's !!

http://i.imgur.com/6nCMJk3.jpg
How so? It's pretty much a
game of spot the difference.
Unless you are referring to the
two guns rather than the one that
Hasbro's version has.
primetime77
have to say it does look substantially better BUT nor worththe price difference unless you got in on a an AE like preorder price ($135 or so was it?)...even so with shipping its questionable proposition. i did get in on the preorder price and prefer the takara, but am slightly bummed its not even better looking. I was expecting some chrome etc. anyhow kudos to both hasbro and takara if they pull this off...
SPLIT LIP
Looks sweet.

This is a toy for the ages.
videriant
Better, but $100 better?
Piceez
I am sure many of you are already saying this one looks so much better than the Hasbro version and yes the applications look better but how do we know those are not stickers like the one included with the Hasbro version? For all we know, Hasbro has the same labels on the included sticker sheet... Also, I refuse to pay more than double the Japanese retail price for an extra gun... I will be happy with the American counterpart...

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