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#1 General Tekno

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:24 AM

Looks like there's scans of the magazine up now - but the pictures are taking forever to load.

http://www.toy-world...2008/fk_092.jpg
http://www.toy-world...2008/fk_093.jpg
http://www.toy-world...2008/fk_094.jpg
http://www.toy-world...2008/fk_095.jpg


Edited by Powered Convoy, 25 February 2012 - 08:51 AM.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 08:44 AM

I was trying to find those myself yesterday, but their site was so SLOW to load I gave up after trying to guess the first few pages they were on.

Starscream's face looks really good here (if overly dark). I do hope the super lightness of him in the scans isn't indicative of a color change (MP Rodimus looked pink in some magazine photos).

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 10:08 AM

The Arms Microns look like so much fun. I wish I could afford more of the Japanese figures.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 10:22 AM

They really do look fun. But I don't want to import the whole line, particularly if it mostly uses stickers and I'd have to buy the US ones to get decently-painted main figures too.

Shame we're not getting the Mini-Con versions of the molds, though. Even if we can buy all the partners as gashapon down the road, they won't interact nearly as well.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 10:31 AM

MP-11 is beautiful. That's the way it should have been all along.


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Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:11 PM


Um, eew. This photo makes MP 11 look like cheap model kit plastic. And no wash to bring out the details? I get that the photos might be brightened, but Starscream really looks like that at release then I'm definitely waiting for a clearance or a second release. This one looks like a cheap model kit.

Even with the lame swordless "samurai sheaths" Hasbro's MP Starscream looks a lot better. It really is amazing what a simple black wash can do for a figure.
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 05:04 PM

Can't say I'm digging it too much. I like some of the Mini-Cons, but I don't think all of them are better than the standard accessories from the American versions of the toys. Add in the cheap-looking stickers as substitutes for painted detail, and the ports that they thought they had to add all over, and I think I'll just wait and hope for some kind of Micron Booster set to get those guys.
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 05:39 PM

So, if I want that Mini-Con sword, I'd have to get the Takara versions of Ratchet, Bumblebee, and Optimus?


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Posted 25 February 2012 - 07:34 PM

SKYWARP! oh my gosh.. looks like I'm importing

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 08:18 PM

Man, I'm waffling. I'm not really in a financial state right now to get the Japanese line... but it's that rare blue-moon time where I'm actually TEMPTED to do so.

(Well, for the bigger toys. Not the Cyberverse. What little I get from that will be Hasbro. And little only due to finances.)

I deeply appreciate that the Hasbro versions are less expensive, even with Takara's slashing. And I have to admit, losing some of the weapons is... unpleasant. Like Ratchet's double scalpel-swords. And while we haven't seen J-Knock-Out yet, I can't imagine he'll have the prong. And some guys, like Wheeljack and Hot Shot, I have to wonder about the survival of the intricate striping. If Bee there's stripes ARE stickers and that holds true for others... eeeeeesh.

But... well, the Mini-Cons look to have that "building" feature I LOVE. And the added ports on the bigger toys... I'm cool with it. I like my toys to be fun to PLAY with. And really, most of the missing paint detail I can add myself... it'd be good to get back to that.

So yeah. Waffling.


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Posted 25 February 2012 - 10:31 PM

Glad I got my pre-orders in for Ratchet and Skywarp after seeing these pictures!

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 10:45 PM

QUOTE(Magick @ Feb 25 2012, 12:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Um, eew. This photo makes MP 11 look like cheap model kit plastic. And no wash to bring out the details? I get that the photos might be brightened, but Starscream really looks like that at release then I'm definitely waiting for a clearance or a second release. This one looks like a cheap model kit.

Even with the lame swordless "samurai sheaths" Hasbro's MP Starscream looks a lot better. It really is amazing what a simple black wash can do for a figure.

This is one time we disagree my friend. I much prefer the coloration and detailing of MP-11 (provided he's colored like the first pictures). icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 01:53 AM

Pretty disappointed about the stickers for some reason...reminds me of expensive gumkits...I wonder if there's any reaction over yonder about it.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 11:18 AM

Hasbro better announce Minicon sets for Prime at Botcon. I need a Prime/Bee/Ratchet set in a unified color scheme NOW.

Also, the Minicons seem to have names, anyone able to translate them?

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 11:28 AM

They're O.P., B2, C.L., R.A., Gora and Baro. The Autobot ones are named after their partners (first two letters of each name except for Bumblebee), and it looks like the Decepticon ones are named after their animal modes (Gorilla and Buffalo).
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:33 PM

I want the minicons, but not so much I'd import the entire toyline. Also, it looks like they're not even putting out Powerizer Megatron... weak! Hopefully they come out as Gashapon toys.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 01:21 PM

QUOTE(Treadshot 2.0 @ Feb 26 2012, 12:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I want the minicons, but not so much I'd import the entire toyline. Also, it looks like they're not even putting out Powerizer Megatron... weak! Hopefully they come out as Gashapon toys.

I wouldn't write them off as not coming out with the Voyager Megatron at some point.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:31 AM

The three Microns (OP, B2 and RA) combine into the Star Saber (so says the text)! I wonder if this'll be the official Aligned Star Saber of Prima.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:15 AM

^ I thought the (Aligned) Star Saber was supposed to be huge.

edit: Hmmm, in the photo, it does look pretty big, but I'm still inclined to disagree for whatever reason.

Are these Microns a wee bit bigger than UT Mini-cons?

Edited by Item42, 27 February 2012 - 02:19 AM.


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 03:48 PM

BBTS has Vector Oracle for pre order.



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