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Takara-Tomy Transformers 30th Anniversary Site Live

Posted on 06-18-2013 at 07:25 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
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Takara-Tomy have updated their Transformers website with a subsite for the 30th anniversary of Transformers and the 30th anniversary Masterpiece fan vote. The Masterpiece vote is cleverly done - a form needs to be downloaded and posted in to vote, and the reason for this is the vote is "paid" for by using robot points from the Takara-Tomy Transformers packaging. In other words, only those who buy Transformers from Takara-Tomy are eligable to vote in this fans choice poll. The site also includes a bit of information - and a sweet group shot - of all the characters who can be voted for.
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LegendAntihero
They've got all the Optimuses on the front page. Takara must like to make a nod to Transformers history.
Star Saber
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Originally Posted by LegendAntihero View Post
They've got all the Optimuses on the front page. Takara must like to make a nod to Transformers history.
That's the list of the characters available for their 30th anniversary MP poll. Top vote getter gets an MP toy.

It gives me great hope for Star Saber getting one since he's the guy who's front and center among the leaders!

So apparently the voting requires purchase points, and mailing it in.
Trailbreaker77
Next year is going to be really expensive for me.
Detroa
I didn't know it would cost TF points to vote. Smart move for Takara.
Star Saber
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Originally Posted by Detroa View Post
I didn't know it would cost TF points to vote.
Well it's a good system. They give the votes to the people who are buying their products. The more you buy, the more votes you get. It's definitely better than allowing a poll open online to anonymous users who might just vote for anything and not actually spend the money to buy the product when it comes out.
chrisr291
That sucks, I wouldn't cut boxes for this.
Transmetal
Nice that they have pics of these guys because I've heard of them but wasn't sure what some looked like.
Kaijumaster
Pity that Primal has no chance of wining, but I'll be ok with MP-FortMax
ILoveDinobot
omg, please make a MP Star Saber.
Jetbolt
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Originally Posted by Kaijumaster View Post
Pity that Primal has no chance of wining, but I'll be ok with MP-FortMax
I'd be more than happy to settle with either Big Convoy or Lio Convoy.
tackertackle
I can not guarantee that TT accept votes from overseas.
however for those who desire to give their voice to them,
I translated ballot paper.
Ra88
Wow that is actually a really good voting system. Ensures only the fans that buy their product can vote, prevents cheating by multiple votings, keeps it regulated to their market...Only downside I can think of is that it involves cutting up the boxes. It sucks that I can't vote, but I really can't fault this system.
RedAlert Rescue
I can't see the point in voting anyway - they are going to make what they are going to make and to be honest I doubt the vote is legit anyway. all it might do is prioritise what they aleardy plan to make.

And the elephant in the room is there's nothing to stop them reissuing a lot of old "Leader/super" class toys with pretty paint and sticking MP on the box just as was done with the Movie Masterpieces.

Starsaber at least has some modest hope of getting made anyway as they've gone on about it enough the last few years.

But I wouldn't get to excited that an MP Superfire Convoy, Micron legend Convoy, Big Convoy, Superlink Convoy would be anything other than a reissue.

As for Optimus Primal (Beast Convoy), Diatlas, Lio Convoy or Super Ginrai or who knows else I suppose either a G1 reissue a remake or a new MP is possible .
As for Fortress Maximus - I can't see the need - the original just got reissued and the only things a really small one would work with might be WSTs. hardly worth the both to make a robot with no decent alt modes.

But again we are presented with a list with out a single villan option so no Deathzarus no Super Megatron.

And frankly if they are going to make an premium Lio Convoy I don't want a fluffy lion toy I want him to be a ZOID !!! heck I'd rather limit MP's to tiny licensed cars from MTMTE with the odd thing like Blaster or Soundblaster thrown in.

Besides isn't it Galvatron and more Dinobots or a Megatron of the right size to go with MP-10 that so many people actually want in terms of larger MPs ?

I don't mind if they do a modern Starsaber at all but the list is rather frivolous.

And if they are stating a new found love for zoids why not make Premium grade Transformers like the Dinobots and Predacon where the animal modes look like zoids ?
Star Saber
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Originally Posted by Ra88 View Post
Wow that is actually a really good voting system. Ensures only the fans that buy their product can vote, prevents cheating by multiple votings, keeps it regulated to their market...Only downside I can think of is that it involves cutting up the boxes. It sucks that I can't vote, but I really can't fault this system.
Yep, it pretty much ensures that the Japanese market will be the one to determine the upcoming MP.

I hope all these people saying Star Saber is the 2nd most popular leader behind Convoy there aren't wrong!
Ghilz
Man, I really wish for a MP Primal...

Still, so long as it's not one of the Unicron Trilogy ones, I'm fine with the results.
payton34
I imagine that it will end up being either Fort Max, Ginrai (PM Prime) or Star Saber. I am fine with any of those.

If it's a case of a predetermined outcome and the voting is just for promotional purposes, then IMO that increases the chances of it being Ginrai. Prime/Convoy figures have always been popular, so it would be a no-brainer.
PrimusVsUnicron
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Originally Posted by LegendAntihero View Post
They've got all the Optimuses on the front page. Takara must like to make a nod to Transformers history.
when were Dai Atlas, Star Saber and Fort Max primes?
[Wing_Saber-X]
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Originally Posted by PrimusVsUnicron View Post
when were Dai Atlas, Star Saber and Fort Max primes?
Ah, I see that you are not familliar with those? Here you go.
and FYI, they were not Primes, just Leaders of the Autobots at one point of a series.
Dai Atlas : Transformers OVA 'Zone'

Star Saber TF: Victory

Fort Max : Japanese Headmasters, duh .
Ketchup
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Originally Posted by tackertackle View Post
I can not guarantee that TT accept votes from overseas.
however for those who desire to give their voice to them,
I translated ballot paper.
Wow, that is awesome. Thanks for translating that so throughly. I don't know if my votes will count, but I am going to give it a try. I would really like a MP Fort Max, but I will likely end up voting for Star Saber as I think he will just come out looking better.
shiftypenguin
I just want to see how they would actualize a Masterpiece Fort Max.
Crystal Convoy
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Originally Posted by tackertackle View Post
I can not guarantee that TT accept votes from overseas.
however for those who desire to give their voice to them,
I translated ballot paper.
Gah! I had bought Takara Bruticus and the first wave of Go! and threw all those pieces away. The points I could've had. Fuck!
AmonDemon112
where's Star Convoy?!?!?!?!??!
Star Saber
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Originally Posted by AmonDemon112 View Post
where's Star Convoy?!?!?!?!??!
I was curious about that as well, but I guess they didn't want to put him in yet since he's the same character as MP10's G1 Convoy. God Ginrai isn't Convoy like in the US, so he gets a pass there.
SiamGXPrime
I have a feeling RID Prime would fit MP roster nicely.
JoeHavok
Cool idea, except I'm not cutting up my Masterpiece boxes just to vote.
Tarngold
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Originally Posted by AmonDemon112 View Post
where's Star Convoy?!?!?!?!??!
I was thinking the same thing!

Heres my take on it:

Fort Max - over exposed, the reissue is fine
Super Ginrai - 3rd party Ginrai will suffice
Star Saber - Im on the fence, if pushed i would say yes, Victory Leo would be icing on the cake
Dai Atlas - his lack of toy exposure begs for a masterpiece, imagine the Z Sword *droools* (and no Goryu from Might Gaine doesnt count)
Ape Convoy - Already had a reissue, and i saw a funny kitbash fully decked out in fur from head to toe that looked just silly.
Lio Convoy - I dont see how they could improve his toy any more than it already is
Big Convoy - See Lio Convoy
Fire Convoy - I'm sorry but you may as well call his original toy a MASTERPIECE, just reissue the original with DIECAST and call it a day.
Micron Densetsu Convoy - for the love of god NO
Grand Convoy - nah, there are better candidates
Galaxy Convoy - Acceptable, but there are still much better candidates.
Star Convoy - his exclusion makes me sad, because as un-exposed Dai Atlas was to a new toy, this one fades into obscurity altogether. I wouldnt feel bad if he got a MP, but would understand if he didnt.
xZAOx
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Originally Posted by payton34 View Post
I imagine that it will end up being either Fort Max, Ginrai (PM Prime) or Star Saber. I am fine with any of those.
Heh, those are the 3 I'd be interested in too. I feel the Beast Primes shown all have very show accurate toys already. I mean, of course they could always make them more modern, add fur, or whatever, but they have very solid toys already. Then the AEC and RID stuff, meh, who cares - I mean, they have accurate toys too already, so that excuse works, but even beyond that, I don't find them "important" enough to warrant it. Dai Atlas could use a non-brick toy, but I don't think he's that special either.

Fort Max would be interesting, but I think his G1 toy holds a very special spot. Another one would kind of cheapen it. Plus it'd be smaller.

So that really just leaves Star Saber and Ginrai for me. The original Star Saber toy is a lot of fun, but kind brick-ish, so it'd be pretty interesting to see what they could do that kept the play patterns but made it more sleek and articulated.

But my top choice goes to Ginrai. I absolutely love the PM Prime toy, it's a lot of fun, but such a brick in robot mode. That third party release did not do it for me even slightly. I love the toy, Masterforce is my favorite of the Japanese series', and I'd just love to see Ginrai in dynamic poses with an awesome base.
JoeHavok
As much as I'm going to buy a Masterpiece Powermaster Optimus or Fort Max. I would still rather see a MP G1 Ultra Magnus, or MP G1 Bruticus or Menasor.
jru42287
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Originally Posted by Tarngold View Post
I was thinking the same thing!

Heres my take on it:

Fort Max - over exposed, the reissue is fine
Super Ginrai - 3rd party Ginrai will suffice
Star Saber - Im on the fence, if pushed i would say yes, Victory Leo would be icing on the cake
Dai Atlas - his lack of toy exposure begs for a masterpiece, imagine the Z Sword *droools* (and no Goryu from Might Gaine doesnt count)
Ape Convoy - Already had a reissue, and i saw a funny kitbash fully decked out in fur from head to toe that looked fucking awesome.
Lio Convoy - I dont see how they could improve his toy any more than it already is
Big Convoy - See Lio Convoy
Fire Convoy - I'm sorry but you may as well call his original toy a MASTERPIECE, just reissue the original with DIECAST and call it a day.
Micron Densetsu Convoy - for the love of god NO
Grand Convoy - nah, there are better candidates
Galaxy Convoy - Acceptable, but there are still much better candidates.
Star Convoy - his exclusion makes me sad, because as un-exposed Dai Atlas was to a new toy, this one fades into obscurity altogether. I wouldnt feel bad if he got a MP, but would understand if he didnt.
Fixed
Grandum
This is why Takara is a billion times better than Hasbro.
Lbsammills51
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Originally Posted by tackertackle View Post
I can not guarantee that TT accept votes from overseas.
however for those who desire to give their voice to them,
I translated ballot paper.
Cool, thanks a bunch for doing this! I think I'll try and vote since I'll be picking up Generations and Go! stuff before August so I'll have some points to attempt this with.
Yobuster
My personal votes would be for Fortress Maximus or Star Saber. Mainly just want them to do someone other than Optimus Prime at least for the moment.
CybertronianFan
Agreed. Stay away from Optimus Prime. I am completely desensitized of Optimus Prime.

MP someone like Cyclonus or one of the gestalt teams for a change!
RedAlert Rescue
Would it be worth making a Battlestars Super / Ultra Megatron :

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FcYazOpWmX...raMegatron.jpg

Or do they think all Japanese fans only buy Optimus Prime / Convoy or Heroric figure of Leadership - I find this confusing as Gundams do sell Gaku / Villan / adversary toys too so what is with them and indeed Takara Tomy totally ignoring the like of this Super Megatron which is big obvious gap in a previous line and indeed the like of G1 Galvatron who really needs an update.

I get the impression from the way Takara Tomy represents it's fandom that it's all about Convoy but is that really the case - surely Japanese fans like Soundwave or Devastator too - their toys seem to sell well so does Blaster who isn't a leader. They if anything over made G1 Predacon by reissuing them 3 times.

Or do Takara-Tomy or the fandom think there's no desire for the things that other might be wonder why the heck it's loveless. But I suspect for all the questions over the likes of the saleability of a Black Zarak reissue - There surely got to be a lot on interest in sensibly handled updates or reissues of Starsaber.
Stepper
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Originally Posted by JoeHavok View Post
As much as I'm going to buy a Masterpiece Powermaster Optimus or Fort Max. I would still rather see a MP G1 Ultra Magnus, or MP G1 Bruticus or Menasor.
We might see them in long long future but the anticipation now is Japanese will vote for who??
agentcastle
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Originally Posted by JoeHavok View Post
As much as I'm going to buy a Masterpiece Powermaster Optimus or Fort Max. I would still rather see a MP G1 Ultra Magnus, or MP G1 Bruticus or Menasor.
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Ejector369
Do I need to add a postage stamp or not? Anyone know how to translate Japanese?
Triggerhappy
1. Ginrai
2. Star Saber
3. Dai Atlas

all the other I don't really see the point, although a Masterpiece Optimas Primal would be cool. If it's in scale with the other MP's however it'll minicon sized.
SCPrime
I hope MP Fort Max wins. Would love to see how Takara will pull that off.
HnH
love to see if they make the RID Prime into a MP

i love fire engines ;-)
tackertackle
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Originally Posted by Ejector369 View Post
Do I need to add a postage stamp or not? Anyone know how to translate Japanese?
oh excuse me.
you have to apply stamp.
How much it will cost....I don't know
[Wing_Saber-X]
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Originally Posted by HnH View Post
love to see if they make the RID Prime into a MP

i love fire engines ;-)
that would be great, but in all honesty, it's going to be a bit of a stretch. A realistic expectation is that he makes it to the top 3 or 4 figures in the poll, that's all.
xZAOx
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Originally Posted by RedAlert Rescue View Post
Would it be worth making a Battlestars Super / Ultra Megatron :

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FcYazOpWmX...raMegatron.jpg
I won't pretend to speak for everyone, but I'd love those figures done in at least a Voyager size. I wish MMC or ToyWorld or something would do the duo.
Star Saber
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Originally Posted by HnH View Post
love to see if they make the RID Prime into a MP

i love fire engines ;-)
While I really really love RID Prime/Super Fire Convoy, I really don't see how they can improve him much based on the current level of MP size/articulation with the exception of maybe giving him more articulate hands. The guy is one of the most articulate, well designed figures ever, which still holds up up to now, practically MP quality level if you ask me.

Actually, now that I think of it, Takara could always pull what they did with those Movie MPs and retool the old mold slightly, giving him metallic paint, and put him out as an MP. Same with Galaxy Convoy.
TCJJ
If I can post all the way from New Zealand, then I might just send in my stocked-up robot points so I can vote for my dream MP Star Saber. Since it'll most likely be the Japanese fans doing the majority of voting, I hope they have the sense to pick the Japanese-exclusive characters. I don't need another damn Optimus Prime.
mizuki088
From the profit side:

1. Fort max:
In addition, you gain 2 repaints: Grand Max and RID Fort Max
You will needed a pretender shell too.
2. Star Saber:
If you are going for Star saber, you better add a Victory Leo.
3. Ginrai:
Standard Ginrai and obviously you needed God Bomber

The Star Convoy is good but all the mechanic is the big problem.
You will need Sky Garry and the other to complete the base mode.

For other figures, they are not as brick as the top three.
Star Saber
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Originally Posted by mizuki088 View Post
From the profit side:

1. Fort max:
In addition, you gain 2 repaints: Grand Max and RID Fort Max
You will needed a pretender shell too.
2. Star Saber:
If you are going for Star saber, you better add a Victory Leo.
3. Ginrai:
Standard Ginrai and obviously you needed God Bomber

The Star Convoy is good but all the mechanic is the big problem.
You will need Sky Garry and the other to complete the base mode.

For other figures, they are not as brick as the top three.
Just to give more insight

1. Fort Max - He definitely gets 2 instant repaints in Grand Max and Fort Max. Not sure if Hasbro would be willing to take a chance on him given they're pretty focused on making Metroplex the big name in large TFs now.

2. Star Saber - His mold is going to be more difficult to recover - Takara will probably redo him in black like his eHobby RM figure. He definitely has to do well to even think of getting Victory Lio.

3. God Ginrai - He's most likely going to be the most profitable, since Hasbro will definitely be willing to put out an MP PM Prime, plus Takara probably gets to re-issue him as Nucleon Quest Convoy and most likely as Fire Guts God Ginrai if/when God Bomber gets issued.
mizuki088
Armada Prime
-We needed Jetfire and Overload.
Superlink Prime
-Wing Saber(Will it be another brick?) and Omega Supreme(MP combine with other MP?)
Galaxy Prime:
-Leo Breaker(Nemesis Breaker/Leo Prime Repaint), Wing Saber

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