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Transformers GO!, Masterpiece Tigertrack Revealed and Takara Generations Pictures

Posted on 05-23-2013 at 01:07 AM by ORIO under Japanese Transformers
Gaidora1
New images have surfaced on a Japanese Image board with scans from a new Hobby magazine and it showcases a lot of new upcoming Takara product, including our first look at Masterpiece Tigertrack and their version of Metroplex (albeit in black and white). All together shown here are new images of the following:
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Images for Transformers GO!, Masterpiece Tigertrack Revealed and Takara Generations Pictures

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Ratbat-and-Grimlock
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Fallout
looks like the combiner's components are each voyager-sized. gunna be a big ol' combiner. too bad police-bot's kibble is so massive. decent headsculpts...

ratbat is looking kind of boring now.
Bumblethumper
I could see buying those three. I think I like them better than Hasbro's recent efforts at combiners.

The Scourge repaint is something I wasn't expecting. Don't know who that's supposed to be, but looks good.
Lbsammills51
Cool. Did preorders for these combining 'bots and Gaidora ever go up on the Asian retailers aside from Robot Kingdom? I don't recall these going up on AmiAmi/HLJ/Hobby Search and a quick search brings up nothing.

I knew they'd keep up with the campaign microns through Go! This'll be both cool and expensive. These new clear ones look cool though, and they're using some they haven't released as campaign items before like S.2 and L.P.

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And there's your Tigertrack pics, for those that were waiting. I take it that Metroplex is still a preproduction version? It looks rather plain.

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Originally Posted by Bumblethumper View Post
The Scourge repaint is something I wasn't expecting. Don't know who that's supposed to be, but looks good.
It's supposed to be Senator Ratbat from pre-war IDWverse.
ex dtw2003
First pics of Tiger Tracks??
Blue Meanie
What is going on with that metroplex. I see no chrome, no red earcannons.
ex dtw2003
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Originally Posted by Blue Meanie View Post
What is going on with that metroplex. I see no chrome, no red earcannons.
It's a black and white photo with red photo shopped in.
Stryker055
Those combiners look very interesting. I really want to know how they work.

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Originally Posted by Bumblethumper View Post
The Scourge repaint is something I wasn't expecting. Don't know who that's supposed to be, but looks good.
That's IDW Senator Ratbat.
Shatterpoint
Goddamn that Gaidora head is beautiful.
Crystal Convoy
Nice to see more images of the combiner. Still looks very good. Hopefully preorders go up soon on the Japanese etailers.
SPLIT LIP
Granted they look cool, but they're so... generic looking. If this was ten years ago it'd be wicked, but nowadays I kind of expect a bit more character from TFs.

Maybe I'll put them on my RID shelf and pretend they're, I dunno, characters from that show.
Mechafire
I dig em
megatroptimus
The combiners don't look like Transformers. I wonder why they've been included in that series.
worldsgreatest
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Originally Posted by Blue Meanie View Post
What is going on with that metroplex. I see no chrome, no red earcannons.
I certainly hope so. I pre-ordered the Takara version and seeing these pics make me regret it, if accurate.
Naztok
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Originally Posted by megatroptimus View Post
The combiners don't look like Transformers. I wonder why they've been included in that series.
Brand name recognition? Or should they go in Takara's other giant robot show?
bny888
I want the AM OP Blaster recolor.
Noideaforaname
Man, those colors on the Laserback repaint are wicked!

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Originally Posted by megatroptimus View Post
The combiners don't look like Transformers.
The series has been a hodge podge of different styles from the start.
Agent Adam
Ok first: WOOOO MICRON REDECOS! Seems like they match with the Samurai team, even though those bots already have decent weaponry.. still want them.




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Originally Posted by Fallout View Post
too bad police-bot's kibble is so massive.
I dunno, seems like it's able to wield it as a weapon in one of the shots so it may not be that bad. It's clearly removable from that alt mode shot.
Bumblethumper
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Originally Posted by Stryker055 View Post
That's IDW Senator Ratbat.
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Originally Posted by Lbsammills51 View Post

It's supposed to be Senator Ratbat from pre-war IDWverse.

Thanks. I didn't know they got IDW over there.

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Originally Posted by megatroptimus View Post
The combiners don't look like Transformers. I wonder why they've been included in that series.
I said that when I first saw Beast Wars. I said a variation of that when I saw some of the movie designs. Others said that when Animated was revealed.

There is no 'looks like transformers' anymore. Who's to say? All you need is a robot that turns into sumthin.
SG Roadbuster
dig the Ratbat, Combiners and Laserback retool, hope they see a stateside release
Orion_Prime48
man I hope those combiner bots are gonna be ridiculously expensive cause I want em
Bumblethumper
This one reminds me a lot of Movie Sideswipe. The headsculpt has elements, especially in profile, but the vehiclemode is obvious.

I find it odd, like they wanted to do a wraparound windshield, but somehow couldn't quite commit to it and came up with some weird compromise. It's also somewhat reminiscent of TFP Smokescreen.


I bet that car-mode doesn't look so great from behind. Presumably that accessory pack detaches.


bny888
Hmmm are those new Arms Microns? Anyway, digging the new head on that Lazerback redeco.
GreyFox787
No one seems excited for Tiger Tracks...

I like the deco...wish the hood wasn't so bland, but it matches his original figure, so I see the reasoning behind it.
VictoryLeo19
Is this a new series? What exactly is Transformers GO! ? Those voyager sized combiners look awesome. I also like the razorback redesign.
PredaconElder
Looks like Yellow could probably pass off as a female tf.

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Originally Posted by Bumblethumper View Post
I could see buying those three. I think I like them better than Hasbro's recent efforts at combiners.

The Scourge repaint is something I wasn't expecting. Don't know who that's supposed to be, but looks good.
Ratbat was one of the possibilities based on the headsculpt in the instructions.
orangeitis
Loving the yellow plane's handsome puss. SMUG AS FUCK.
slugslinger2004
Ratbat, the ninja team and laserback retool/repaint look awesome. Too bad they're Takara only, as I would have liked to buy all of them.
bny888
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Originally Posted by VictoryLeo19 View Post
Is this a new series? What exactly is Transformers GO! ? Those voyager sized combiners look awesome. I also like the razorback redesign.
TF GO! = Japanese version of Beast Hunters.
Robogeek28
So Tigertrack is a straight up repaint of Sideswipe after all, how boring. I was hoping that he'd have SOME kind of Red Alert parts on him even if it was just the head. Ah well, it's not a deal breaker anyway as I expected as much.
Feralstorm
Wow, them "GO!" guys sure are pretty-boys, ain't they?

'Cept fire truck. He looks like he's trying to hold in a fart.

What's the deal with that Metroplex? I see two guns, but no chrome, and the head thingies are gray.
Thundershot
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Originally Posted by ex dtw2003 View Post
First pics of Tiger Tracks??
Tigertrack! Not Tiger Tracks or Tigertracks or Tiger Track...

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Originally Posted by GreyFox787 View Post
No one seems excited for Tiger Tracks...

I like the deco...wish the hood wasn't so bland, but it matches his original figure, so I see the reasoning behind it.
Argh!! Sorry, it's one of my pet peeves...

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Originally Posted by Lbsammills51 View Post

And there's your Tigertrack pics, for those that were waiting. I take it that Metroplex is still a preproduction version? It looks rather plain.



It's supposed to be Senator Ratbat from pre-war IDWverse.
Thank you!

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Originally Posted by Robogeek28 View Post
So Tigertrack is a straight up repaint of Sideswipe after all, how boring. I was hoping that he'd have SOME kind of Red Alert parts on him even if it was just the head. Ah well, it's not a deal breaker anyway as I expected as much.
Thank you, too!

As for the others... Everything look great. The combiners are bigger than I was expecting. That makes me feel better spending all that money on something that really looks like something they wouldn't release in America...
[Wing_Saber-X]
so many awesome, new Transformers coming from Takatom. Oi vei my poor wallet.
The Dark Seeker
So glad I preordered Tigertrack and TG23.......
Ktulu
I doubt if I'll ever get them but the "GO!" stuff is looking nice. I like the yellow one especially.
froggy124
For all those still worried about Metroplex having no chrome and a monocrome paintjob, the tittle in bold red Japanese characters reads TEST SHOT.
Stepper
Glad that it is just a test shot,hopefully Metroplex comes with some chrome parts.
Jotaro Kujo
It's beyond time for the traditional Japanese retailers to have these up, if they're June releases... so what gives, does anyone have any theories? Were they waiting for these scans too, is this the official announcement?
Stepper
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Originally Posted by megatroptimus View Post
The combiners don't look like Transformers. I wonder why they've been included in that series.
The look more like the Brave series bots,more or less TakTomy paying homepage to the Brave series.
cheetorBWORG
I dunno if those Autobot combiner bots are Voyager sized... you guys sure that they aren't using Cyberverse Commader Optimus Prime as a scale?

EDIT: Hmmm... nevermind, saw the price points now. Those are definitely voyager sized.
Pravus Prime
Maybe it's me, but that yellow jet looks a lot like a femmebot. Maybe it's head geometry, but it just shouts female Transformer to me.
Fort Max
Voyagers! I never thought for a second that they would be that big. This only makes me more excited for them. Only one more month to go till we get new brave style toys. It's been far too long a wait!
Kickback
Gotta admit, that yellow jet is a pretty gorgeous toy...
Grimlock_13
The samurai bots do look good but I cancelled my preorder for them. I'm not absolutely in love with them and I'm trying to be more picky and choosey.

Tigertrack is definitely bought though. Looks awesome.
[Wing_Saber-X]
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Originally Posted by Fort Max View Post
Voyagers! I never thought for a second that they would be that big. This only makes me more excited for them. Only one more month to go till we get new brave style toys. It's been far too long a wait!
yeah, this and hence the price for those. now that makes perfect sense. And yes, IMHO they look more like Machine Robo Rescue (MRR) than Brave..



Regardless, they don't really jive with the GO! / Prime / Beast Hunters aesthetics at all..
Gaokaiser
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Originally Posted by bny888 View Post
TF GO! = Japanese version of Beast Hunters.
NO.GO! is Takaratmy's 30th anniversary line. Not Beast Hunters.
Yggdrasil
I'm gonna get me that Ratbat.

I'm glad I missed out on the Scourge because Ratbat makes that mold shine!
orangeitis
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Originally Posted by Thundershot View Post
Tigertrack! Not Tiger Tracks or Tigertracks or Tiger Track...

Argh!! Sorry, it's one of my pet peeves...

Thank you!

Thank you, too!
At least no one called him Sunstreaker yet.

ijs.

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Originally Posted by cheetorBWORG View Post
I dunno if those Autobot combiner bots are Voyager sized... you guys sure that they aren't using Cyberverse Commader Optimus Prime as a scale?

EDIT: Hmmm... nevermind, saw the price points now. Those are definitely voyager sized.
I dunno, the fire truck one looks ultra-sized to me. Remember, BH Optimus Prime is on the high-end of voyager size.

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Originally Posted by Pravus Prime View Post
Maybe it's me, but that yellow jet looks a lot like a femmebot. Maybe it's head geometry, but it just shouts female Transformer to me.
His head looks definitively 'male' to me. He's just fabulous is all.
Stepper
MP Tigertracks is sold
Unclejoe420
Have already got these combiner guys on preorder from Kapow, and seeing these pics makes me glad I did! These guys are gonna be awesome!!

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