Takara Generations Selects God Neptune

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    It's not a new character though, it's an existing character (Energon Omega Sentinel) as a comic of an existing toy (TR Astrotrain with Ptero's head), which Legends has done for years. Such as the TR Hardhead/quake body with TR Getaways head as Bludgeon from the Convobat story from back in 2016. No actual toy was made. (Despite it looking awesome)

    Which is an antithesis to making toys of noncharacters simply because they have the molds. Frankly if they wanted to, they could've been doing an easy redeco subline based on the comics, but in all this time, they haven't.

    Takara's Selects have all been vintage nostalgia driven, not milking a mold. They took the time to retool Tentakil into Scylla when they didn't really have to, but wanted to go that extra distance for screen accuracy, just like doing a Battlestars Megatron that evolved just like Star Convoy did and was both Super and Ultra Megatron with a little bonus surprise. All to appeal to old source material fans, who have shown repeatedly that there's a profit there, they're already making a profit by getting enough orders to justify the run, milking molds isn't the strategy anymore.
     
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    Which is exactly what I was saying, they weren't new characters, but added in, just like all the other toy based characters.

    Furthermore, that was from when Transformers was a healthier line that Takara really could do their own thing and were just partners with Hasbro. Not the Takara of today who can't sell mainline Transformers in stores and just do exactly what Hasbro does in terms of product. There isn't a market for them to make new characters and get strong interest, they're only doing pre-order to production nostalgia driven offerings. The rest is just Hasbro with different instructions.
     
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    $325 (Takara Mall versions)not including shipping. Concerning shipping I got all them in like a week c/o DHL.
     
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    Except Hasbro's recent bend towards G1 accuracy (including scale and wild swings in size within the same price point) are heavily influenced by Takara.

    Both they and Hasbro are selling the same stuff at retail, where they're diverting is how Selects are handled.

    Hasbro this far has used Selects to sell deep cut repaints that could just have easily fit within retail waves, Takara is doing more radical retools that wouldn't.

    And then both sell/distribute them directly from each other.
     
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    So I got a a basic drift on where and how of the story. It seems like all of this occurs in a previous universe that existed before the Big Bang. Primacron and "Primus"/Oracle will eventually become the sole survivors of these universe and continue existing in the new(current universe) where G1 exists. This might also link/will link the Zodiac from the past universe into this one where it is said to have created the latter.

    Megs is doing everything he can to stop the new universe from being born. Then it all ends again in the moment Primus plucks both Convoy and Galvatron before Headmasters. As if in just a second in the flowof time yet a lot having occured for both rivals.
     
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    Alpha Bravo in that corner! AND THERE'S SOME BOTBOTS!!!

    ....People don't know this? They even said it was a universe before the one Megs and OP are from several comics ago. I think it was Star Convoys actually..
     
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    The white Convoy is towing Super Link/Energon Primes trailer. Is that possible with the real figures? I can´t try it out myself because I don´t have any of CW Prime molds.
     
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    Good eye! I'm curious as well. The all white Convoy combiner is awesome! Too bad he's dispatched quite quickly.
     
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    It took time for my wee brain to register this convoluted writing of theirs. At least the legends saga was more well easy to understand:crazy: 
     
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    fair enough.
     
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    Geez...I was more concentrated on the multitude of robots there are. :confused: 

    Had to double-check to be sure. The conspiracy theorist in me wants to think this foreshadowing a new Energon OP, but we haven’t even gotten that darn Armada OP. :( 
     
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    I spy with my little eye a white and gold (although admittedly dead) Nautilator...:tongue: 
     
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    He could be an independent release later on. That way they keep God Neptune true to his original toy and also provide this bonus for anyone that wants it.
     
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    The Transformers got organic brains like Zone Predaking?
     
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    First of all, wow, lot's going on here.

    Quick translation for those interested:

    • Before the attack, White Gallant Convoy is enjoying the serenity and calm of an ordered world.
    • Entering the command center, he is shown the battle between Star Convoy and Megatron. The classic phrase "Freedom is the Right of all Sentient Beings" rings through his head and he wonders about his connection to Star Convoy. Are they the same being? He watches Star Convoy try to protect life (back in the first Super Megatron comic conclusion) and feels a resonance with him.
    • God Neptune has the White Matrix within the Matrix Saber, the Red Matrix within the Matrix Buster, the yellow matrix within the iron wall gauntlet, the source of life, the Creation Matrix (Green Matrix), and the black Legend disc (black matrix)
    • Add in the Blue Matrix which has been absorbed by Blue Big Convoys sword, the Purple Matrix that Wicked Purple Convoy has, and the Silver Matrix that Megatron Omega has, and all the Matrices have been gathered together!
    • Megatron Omega challenges God Neptune for it, but the Iron Wall Gauntlet is able block Megatron Omega's assault. Straxus is going to take the block as a diversion and attack with the Matrix sword.
    • God Neptune counters with the Matrix Saber and the White Matrix against the assault of the Blue Matrix Sword, and while Straxus isn't the original holder, he is tossed aside. However, the Matrix Sword still housed the embers of Big Blue Convoys spark, who used the blade contact to manifest briefly, taking the Matrix Buster and properly attuning/merging it to his temporary body! He blasts God Neptune
    • The other defeated Matrix bearers have arrived and dogpile him, they haven't given up and they're here to stop God Neptune.
    • Grand Marshall (I think is the name of the combined form) has arrived. He asks if Star Convoy can hear him, for they both are willing to do what it takes to save the lives of others. Star Convoy hears it and feels the same, if it takes the death of God Neptune to save everything, it's okay, just save them all White Gallant Convoy!
    • And then Grand Marshall is cleaved in half.
    • The Sea God Sword, the weapon of God Neptune is saturated with Angolmois energy and is a great weapon!
    • Megatron Omega merges with Wicked Purple Convoys trailer into SF Battery Mode and attacks with an Angolmois energy attack of his own, blowing God Neptune apart.
    • Halfshell contacts Turtler to ask for help. The two have a conversation about their differences now, that Turtler has discovered the joy in fighting for others, not in selfish ambitions. "In the presence of a God, a King is at the bottom!" Halfshell had boasted earlier and Megatron Omega had recorded it, playing back and ruining any chances of a reconciliation.
    • End Part I
    • Halfshell seems to be genuinely sorry about his treatment of his brother Turtler and what happened between them, perhaps they should fight for honor, fight for others. Nah. Halfshell laughs, but regrets that his crew has died for their ambitions.
    • In the past, when his crew had died before (post BWII) He names them, including the new guy "Love Hammer" (?)
    • A mysterious new person offers him a question, what would you pay to see them revived? Halfshall asks who he is, and the shadowy guy says a messenger for "that guy", his name is irrelevant, he's here to offer a deal. One will be sacrificed/held hostage and the others will live. Halfshell agrees and the new guy is taken. Halfshell won't deny that there's blood on his hands now.
    • In the present, lamenting that they've tried and failed, we see the same plot device repeat, as White Gallant Convoy has transferred upon death to the Sea God Sword, and in Halfshells hands, he was able to see into Halfshells mind and knows he won't simply allow Megatron Omega the easy win, pushing him to act, Halfshell agrees.
    • Halfshell with the White Gallant Convoy possessed Sea God Sword cuts Megatron Omega in half as he was attuning to all the Star Power!
    • The Seacons live, and have rejoined their Captain into God Neptune! White Gallant Convoy offers to help go after that shadowy messenger and get his lost crewman back, but the action isn't over yet.
    • The Straxus' push the halves of Megatron Omega back together and are thanked by having their own energies siphoned off to empower Megatron Omega into Megatron Omega... Perfect Body!
    • White Gallant Convoy wants God Neptune to take him on and God Neptune is ready and willing.
    • Primus/Oracle challenges Primacron on what his plot and ambitions are, then deduces that he's trying to crush (his plans?)
    • Primus/Oracle calls forth the Beast Warriors to come!
    Yup.

    I find it interesting that it's the G1 Nautilator, not the Selects version character model. That feels a bit too deliberate as to not send the message that he may be coming and is instead a "Hi and die" character to create pathos for Halfshell.
     
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    Sure seems like they're teasing the Pretender Monsters here.

    edit: oh wait, there's only five. Hmm, maybe because one is chilling behind SG Prime there.
     
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    Curious - whats the context of the Beast Warriors here? Battle Beasts? Beast Wars characters - in which case are we getting the BW II cast?
     
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    Considering that in the panels that depict Halfshells narrative about how he lost his crew, all of them are depicted in theyer G1 bodies. It can be assumed that the shadowy guy might give Halfshells new crew member a new body so that he can work for him or something like that.
     
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