Takara Dramatic Capture Series

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by fartsniffer42, Oct 3, 2023.

  1. Whovastron

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    It should just all be silver imo. Soundwaves arms are white (which I honestly prefer) but they went with silver.

    it’s weird because I like Megatron being gray and soundwave having the white but I really don’t like Optimus having the white.
     
  2. VVa

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    Gotta admit, I always love when they use a Navy Blue for Optimus instead of the usual Cobalt. IMG_1776.png
     
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    Leader class is a price point and it was accurate. dunno how many people expected them to NOT make it a multipack/accessory filled but it couldn't of been many.
     
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    Wow, only about $80? Two deluxes and a voyager for a premium, that's on the reasonable side. Makes the ER reissue an even more bitter pill to swallow since just a little more trades a trailer for a better paint job and two bonus figures (although that will make it twice I've replaced the Jazz in my collection with an only marginal upgrade because I wanted the rest of the multi pack). I thought about keeping the preorder since I still want an Optimus to live in truck mode with his trailer, but we still have a G1 reissue and a commander coming this year.


    Fingers crossed the next dramatic capture gives us some hard to find figures like Netflix Bee and Prowl, and finally an Ironhide with the yellow stripe.
     
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    Not sure I see any point to Jazz in this set, especially since they still got his number wrong. I don't see any notable improvements. It seems TakaraTomy are sliding at times lately. They go out of their way to make Optimus animation accurate though, and he looks good. And Mainframe looks wonderful and makes the whole set worthwhile.
     
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    + I've been waiting for them to do Mainframe!
    - Looking forward to having a 3rd unused SS86 jazz in the closet. (Buying a backup for the canopy issues seemed like a good idea at the time...).
    - Wish Optimus had kept the grey/silver horizontal mid-abdomen/arms stripe in alt mode --- why does that part change color when he transforms? The earlier sunbow models made more sense.
     
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    Yep just took him out of my display to mess with him. Not the most posable of figures. He's okay but it's the altmode you would be really getting this for.
     
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    I'm all for this. Let's make "Commander SS86 is Earthrise Prime with pack-ins" the new "SS86 Swoop is cancelled."
     
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    I might put the vnr head on him have to see if it matches in color with the Centurion rifle and axe he'll be the perfect cartoon optimus prime made in generations
     
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    Yeah, def picking this set up.

    Can't wait to see when they change the lines name to "traumatic capture series" and releases better dead autobots.
     
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    Well, as cool as it is to get a Mainframe in proper colors, the other two figures kinda turn me off from this set. I'm ALREADY gonna have to get that autobot 5-pack for Sunstreaker and Hound, even though I already have the other 3 (although all except for wheeljack look like proper upgrades), so the idea of a third slightly different Jazz doesn't excite me. And we're already going to get a commander-budget Prime, so this Earthrise repaint would be redundant to get.

    That being said, this set means that we can get a Mainframe without the Ark, so there's a possibility of us getting a standalone Hasbro release for this guy
     
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    A purple Mainframe as a Decepticon computer would be an instant buy as well!
     
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    And that "cherry" red. :thumb 
     
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    You're damn right!
    I had almost forgotten the original ER release had a sort of ugly dull red.
     
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    Agreed - the whole WFC grimdark thing went too far.
     
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    Not sure how that's totally relevant to a duller shade of red when a majority of the line was full of bright colors.
     
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    Ok
     
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    I really think having two tones of silver would be ideal: a lighter one to simulate chrome and a gunmetal silver.

    In general though, I think virtually all Transformers need brighter and more vivid colors and to avoid shying away from colors like pastels, which is one reason I've preferred Takara decos for ten years or more.

    Now, Optimus is a case where pastels don't make sense. (I think Bumblebee or TFTM characters can work great in softer "ice cream" colors.) But this Optimus' reds and blues are much more vivid whereas I feel like Hasbro tries to market "maturity" with dull, murky colors that skew into gray or brown territory and that look faded.

    This is fire engine red and the blue isn't JUST dark but VIVID.

    It's interesting if anyone wants to look at the well received Yolopark figures. Those are weathered and beaten up and "mature" in lots of ways but Optimus' red is still a candy red.
     
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    We knew he was being sold at a Leader pricepoint. I think we all knew he wasn't going to actually be a new Leader figure and that he was going to be packed with something. And honestly, these leaks are correct more often than not by a huge margin.
     
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    Exactly. It's the worst kind of grimdark.
     
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