Combiner Wars Platinum Liokaiser released in Singapore

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  1. Automorpher

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    As per the title. Found the Hasbro guy delivering the cartons.

    Mods, feel free to delete/lock up thread if this is already reported, thanks!
     

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  2. payres

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    They're in the UK too, as imports.

    Orbital Comics on Twitter posted a picture of one yesterday

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    IDToys dispatched mine today!
     
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    So cool! :D  Can't wait to get my hands on a set.
     
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    Unless Takara pulls a rabbit out of their hat, it's not looking like we'll get confirmation on a Liokaiser until well past this guy's US availability window.

    Might just have to bite the bullet and buy this one...then invest in Takara if they go the dual torso route. On the plus side, I could put the CW limbs on Cyclonus and keep Dezarus as his own dude on the shelf.
     
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    Now I'm hoping we'll see a full review of the set soon. :D 
     
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    I think this is right - we won't see a Liokaiser tease from Takara (if ever) until after their current teaser (probably Baldigus, but who knows?) is made official. I'm not risking missing out hoping for Takara to come through - they might have a "if we can't make dual-torso work, he's not worth doing" attitude to the character(s). Plus, as T-Hybrid said, there are plenty of torsos w/o limbs (including Cyclonus) and Dezarus will be a fine addition to my shelf
     
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    Baldigus would be a really random choice though. Takara has yet to do a straight repaint of any CW figure. They've all had at least new heads. What could be happening is they're sneaking in one team of figures that are *only* new heads to stretch the line to UW-10, which would be Liokaiser.

    Because if they are working on a dual-bot torso...maybe they needed a bit more time. So this guy will also buy them that time.

    I just hope if he is a bunch of retool/paints with heads it's not $180 like Megatronia. Personally? I'm holding out hope the comic referencing Unicron "move himself" "along with" the strongest force means it's another Grand Galvatron style team of randoms who form Unicron.

    That? That would be worth the import fees.
     
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    That was my plan.
     
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    I'd be happy to be wrong and have the post-Megatronia UW figure be another multiversal group or something*, but between the silhouettes and previous Baldigus images on TFYuki's twitter feed, he'd have to be the odds-on favorite. I'd point out that, while it's true that (w/the exception of Grand Scourge) Takara has never released a straight repaint of a previously released mold, (a) they've also never just created new heads** - all the head swaps they've done were made when the figures were originally designed and (b) Baldigus is a curious case in that there's no reason to do any remolding to create a new (set of) character(s).

    As a side note, I hope if it is Baldigus, we get a Grand Scourge re-release. Please.


    *It's worth noting that Takara has 4-5 deluxe toolings and at least 4 torso toolings they haven't used yet before they have to design brand new heads for previously used molds.

    **Of course they've also created brand new molds which is more involved, but guaranteed that the characters they were trying to re-create looked like they were supposed to. If they have a theme in mind (e.g. AEC centered around the Demolisher tooling on Onslaught), maybe they'd just pick the best molds and create new heads, though.
     
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    Well i hope this will be a Unicron gestalt of Sideways, Tarantulas etc and we get Baldigus too.
    And then the double Deluxe torso Liokaiser :) 
     
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    Baldigus is the most logical guess based on comic silhouettes, tweets, and an interview with the comic creator.

    As for Grand Scourge being the only one without a new head... yeah, he's the only one with a new head... so far. There's no rules, just patterns. Also Grand Scourge comes with a Combatron symbol, so maybe his followers could follow the same rule of head recycling...
     
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    Oh Man Takara, please tell us if we're gonna get one soon?

    So Tempting, yet oh so on the fence.
     
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    I'm actually hoping the teased combiner from the Megatronia comic is Battle Gaia, as I'd much prefer Ruination from Hasbro.

    And since Yuki said he can't do any more teases of upcoming figures, I wouldn't take any pics of Baldigus as being anything but just pics of Baldigus.
     
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    I just got Liokaiser on eBay for $135 shipping thanks to the CFLASHSAVE15NOW coupon code! I could have got it for $5 less on another auction but I was in a hurry :lol 
     
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    Glad to see Liokaiser making the rounds. If Takara doesn't tease something about a Lio-Kaiser release (which I agree does seem less likely at this point) by the time US stores get him, I'll just settle for the Hasbro version and take a nice little break from Combiners (hopefully). :) 
     
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    Only the 4 limb bots with their new cartoon-inspired head sculpts are worth this set, IMO.

    The rest is kinda meh, so as nice as this attempt is from Hasbro, I'll pass for the inevitable superior Takara version soon..
     
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    And Here

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    UPC barcode is 630509416578, yes?
     
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    Yup! Want a pic/scan?