Figure King No.241 - 26 Page TF Special

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  1. Type-R

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    EDIT: Scans are up.

    No pics (other than the 35th Anniversary Convoy teaser and SS Prime riding SS Grimlock posted in other threads).

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    Summary by Autobase Aichi

    26 page special feature. Look back at the history of Transformers in anticipation of next year's 35th anniversary.

    - 7 pages dedicated to the history of Prime/Convoy, starting from Diaclone Battle Convoy to present
    - 4 page feature on Studio Series with new photos
    - MPM-5 Barricade (new photos) and MP-17+ Prowl (stock photos)
    - Power of the Primes
    - Hero-X TF Marvel Comics reprints
    - 2 page roundtable interview with designers Shogo Hasui, Hironori Kobayashi and Takashi Kunihiro
    - 35th Anniversary (MP?) Convoy teaser
     
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  2. xdmisato

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    Did a Google Translate of the summary:

    ■ Figure King No.241
    The figure figure released today is the special feature "The way to the 35th anniversary of the Transformers - Talk about the convoy now !!" "Is 26 pages.

    Before the TF 35th anniversary of 2019, content that looks back on the history, characters, toys, etc. of Convoy / Optimus.

    ◆ In the introduction of the first-generation convoy toys, design drawings for development of Daiku Akron · Battle Comboi era are also published in large amount.

    There are seven pages of introductions of successive convoy toys, from the leading role of each animation series to the original series of toys, the feeling that the basic thing is generally on (there is no variation)

    ◆ Movie New series "Studio Greece" introduced over 4 pages. With introductions from SS-01 to 08, the photos on the page are almost like new shoots.
    In gimmick introduction, I think that there are some contents not written in shop information etc. It is possible to install an energy blade on the back of Optimus, or Grimrock is designed to be able to ride Optimus.

    ◆ MPP-05 Barricade and MP-17 + Prole introduced for Master Piece. Barricades are introduced mainly by new photographs. Prole is introduced in the same photo as shop prospectus.

    ◆ Generations series, scoop, Power of the Prime Opominous photos are introduced. The release is this summer. In addition, there are also a few articles about the Earth Wars of the smartphone, related.

    ◆ Japanese translation A commemoration of the release of American Transformers · Classics Vol.1, Marvel Comic version Transformers are introduced about 4 pages. In addition to the basic information of Classics and other items, simple comments are posted by picking up a number of topic issues in the Marvel Comic version TF leading to No. 80, letting the classics of the forthcoming volume be expected in the future It is an article expansion.

    ◆ Two pages of convoy roundtable by Takara Tomy's TF development team. Three participants, Takashi Kunihiro, Shogo Harei, Hirofumi Kobayashi. Contents, it will be stories about memories of each successive convoy / Optimus.

    At the end of this article, as a scoop, a part of the drawing of the first convoy which appears to be 35th anniversary of TF is posted. It is published from the chest to the shoulders. As far as I see it seems to be pretty faithful to the animation setting, I anticipate whether it is a masterpiece / convoy ver.3 which followed the animation setting reproduction route of the recent masterpiece item, but the truth is unknown.
     
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  3. Sam

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    7 pages talking about the history of Optimus Prime. Yup, definitely sounds fitting for the build-up to announcing a new MP Optimus Prime.

    Hope we get a translation of those interviews really soon.
     
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    Just kidding :dunce  I can't wait to see the scans. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Interested to read the interview. Surprised they let Hasui back in the same room as the other designers
     
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    I kind of want this magazine, even being unable to read it.
     
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    Had to pick this up, won’t be able to read it but I’ll put it through google translator! And a retrospective look at the history of convoy doesn’t come along very often!
     
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    This is most welcomed news!!!
     
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    I bought this one myself. As I want it for the extra TF content.
     
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    I got this as well. Last time I ordered one was when they did the spread on Megatron. But this one looks to be as equally as awesome or even better!
     
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    so the new prime is real!!!!
     
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    Ordered this magazine on AJ..
     
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    Why would you be surprised? He didn't leave the design team.
     
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    Yeah, I thought Hasui was simply assigned to work on Generations/LG and movieverse toy designs.
     
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  16. Type-R

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    It was a tongue in cheek statement based on rumors when he left the mp line. One could argue that since Kobayashi came back, seems like everything is being done to erase the work he did in the MP line that he essentially saved and made so popular. It may not be the case, but there is a hint of it

    Examples: long life design award with none of his molds in the award winning gallery, switching to toon only designs, repainting all his old figures, and now replacing mp10
     
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    Legit confirmation. Nice. Very nice. Now for leaked prototype pics. :ev: 
     
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