Takara Tomy Booth at Winter Wonderfest Feb 10th

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Sam, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. TargetmasterJoe

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    Pretty sure if it got canned, they'd say it to our faces by now.
     
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    Well when is the next wonder fest, I mean star convoy was fully revealed 2 months later
     
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    Star Convoy was also a retool, not what appears to be a brand new mold. It's entirely possible one of the reasons Takara is staggering the Seacons is to give them time to wrap on Armada Prime for his inclusion in the new Selects/Legends universe.

    Because we don't know the scale of what's going on with Armada Prime. It's possible his trailer isn't ready...or if they revealed the prototype it would've given away the overall plan for Earthrise (and possibly WfC 3) by showing it having the AIR Lock and ramp/road connection points.

    It's also possible they teased Armada Prime, but they're waiting to reveal him in full for when they've got the plans on how/if/when they plan on doing Jetfire/Overload. Or if they reveal the prototype too soon it'll give away that Jetfire/Overload are coming because (like Legends Ginrai) he'll have obvious signs of connecting to those two.

    Who knows, maybe that last bit is the final hurdle. They've got a prototype and they're debating if it needs to include room for a future Overload/Jetfire.
     
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    As much as I want to hear something new already, this is spot on.

    Being a heavy retool, Star Convoy probably didn't need so much time to brainstorm. Just color him up, give him a shiny Matrix, and there you go.

    Armada Optimus, meanwhile, is a whole other beast built from the ground-up. And a full-on announcement probably wouldn't feel the same if they didn't show off his trailer and the accompanying Super Mode at the same time.

    (Incidentally, how does/did Legends Ginrai factor into anything? Was it because his reveal was foreshadowing Godbomber's?)
     
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    Yes.

    The tooling changes to PMOP to produce Ginrai gave away that a Godbomber was almost certainly coming. So the comparison is that maybe Takara doesn't want to reveal Armada Prime until they know for sure if they're doing Overload/Jetfire because they don't want to give it away one way or another.
     
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    I predict that Armada Prime is going to look awesome once we finally see a full reveal for it.

    I also continue to beg HasTak for a second PMOP from the PotP mold. The inner bot mode of Selects Star Convoy already shows it could be awesome.

    That's the one thing I'd pony up for out of Generations Selects no matter the cost. An actual functional PMOP from that mold. (With or without the power master itself though that would be great lol.) The last PMOP we got was fine, but didn't have the combining function and that PotP design is *perfect* for it.

    I understand they don't want to oversaturate its re-use though, so we'll likely be waiting a while, if ever.
     
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    I do wish they would at least send out a tweet or something. "Just a quick update, the A-Convoy project is still underway."
     
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    I think, at this point, if they did a second PMOP they'd use something closer to Siege/Earthrise. They'd want the base mode in the trailer and the combined mode to be "simpler" to pull off. From a design standpoint it'd probably be easier/cheaper to pull off than repeating the PotP design.

    (Though, if you've got Star Convoy, you could pretty much have a PMOP already if you use the PotP trailer.)

    Actually, now that I think about it....PMOP and Star Saber are very similar transformations (smaller robot folds up inside the "trailer") so they could very well be what comes after Earthrise.
     
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    Yeah what happened to it? Did people preorder it? Someone needs to ask takara what happened to it.
     
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    Nobody preordered it. Like how it's been mentioned previously in other threads (including maybe this one), we suspect that Takara is holding off until next year to spill more details about the new Armada Optimus. The radio silence is perhaps because Takara wants to perfect the conversion of Armada Optimus' trailer into the Super Mode's legs. And maybe work on Armada Jetfire in the meantime.)

    However, that's just speculation. I know I tried to ask about it via Twitter. I even tried to tweet about it in kanji once to the Japanese Transformers Twitter. Still got bupkis.
     
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    do people still do this in real life?
     
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    The missing person in milk carton thing? I don't think so.
     
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    yeah that. I have seen a bunch of memes about it with the faces of various politicians but did not know if people still did this in todays age.
     
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    The preorders never went live publicly, it just hasn't been spoken of since.
    I don't think so, in the age of technology I think it's all amber alerts these days.
     
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    So should we ask takara what's going on with this guy?
     
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    You're welcome to try. Should we ask the mods to build a tweet asking about him?