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More info about the upcoming Japanese release of Marvel's TF vs Gi-Joe comic collection.

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Release Date: April 25, 2024
Retail Price: ¥4,400 JPY / $28.50 USD

The legendary crossover work between GI Joe and Transformers has finally been translated into Japanese!

The long-awaited seventh installment of the comic series that is the origin of "Transformers" has arrived.

In addition to the original UK version of the phantom episode "MAN OF IRON," there will also be a comic called "GIJOE" (Japanese anime title: "The Strongest Expert Team on Earth: GI★Joe"), which is based on a popular toy similar to "Transformers". A complete recording of the huge crossover edition.

Good and evil robots, good and evil humans - four factions intermingle, and a fierce battle for the survival of the earth unfolds!

Convoy, Bumble, Snake Eye, Cobra Commander, and the "Demon Sergeant" from both works are included. Popular characters play an active role!

Publisher: ‎Takeshobo (2024/4/25)
Release date: ‎ 2024/4/25
Language: ‎Japanese
Book: ‎ 224 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 4801939155
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-4801939158
Dimensions: ‎ 18.2 x 1.2 x 25.7 cm

(Source: - https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/dp/4801939155 )


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Metal Megatron Helmet
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"Transformers" The first generation Megatron's head is commercialized in stainless steel with a solid feel! Human scale with outstanding presence!
Release date: May 21, 2024 11:10

Castem, a precision casting manufacturer, has completely reproduced the head of Megatron, the leader of the evil Decepticon army from Transformers, in real steel using its own precision casting technology. Commercialized at Human Scale. Completely made to order, it will go on sale from 11:00 am on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at the Castem Rakuten Market store and at the "40th Anniversary Transformers Exhibition" currently being held in Osaka for 165,000 yen (tax included).

Castem, which has been in business for over 50 years, uses the "precision casting technology (lost wax manufacturing method)" to manufacture precision metal parts, which has been cultivated over the years, to melt stainless steel, a type of steel, at a temperature of 1,700℃ and mold it. Made by pouring into. Made of real steel, Megatron has an overwhelming sense of solidity and luster that cannot be expressed with paint, and truly conveys the presence of the leader of the Decepticons, full of dignity and power.

The ultimate masterpiece that you can almost hear Megatron's voice saying, "You idiot!" This item is suitable for the 40th anniversary of "Transformers".

Megatron (Human Scale)

Product size: Length 34cm x Width 26cm x Height 29cm
Weight: approx. 14Kg
Material: Stainless steel (main body), full color plastic (color parts such as eyes)
Country of Origin: Japan
Price: 165,000 yen (tax included)
Sales site: Castem Rakuten market store, Castem sales site
*As this item is completely made to order, it may take up to 6 months from order to delivery.
*Although it is sized to be worn over the body, it weighs 14kg, so please use it as an ornamental object.
*As this product is handmade by craftsmen, there may be slight individual differences in the product.
*Eyes do not light up.

[Actual exhibition/order venue]
40th Anniversary Transformers Exhibition

Venue: Osaka venue (Umeda Loft 4th floor event space)
Date: May 10th (Friday) – June 3rd (Monday), 2024
Opening hours: 11:00-21:00
*Closes at 18:00 on the last day
*Admission is until 30 minutes before closing.

(source: https://hobby.dengeki.com/news/2347683/ )
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Japanese Earthspark Prowl cancelled. It's seemingly been removed from both TT Mall and Amazon Japan says it's unavailable.



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Now it’s the Autobot’s turn for a Dramatic Capture

Optimus: WHITE THIGHS!! Very interested to see how the SS86 version will improve on this.

Mainframe: Correct colors! Nice to see him available separately from the Titan.

Jazz: It looks nice but I feel like it should have been Prowl. Jazz has had SEVERAL releases. Both his Buzzworthy and Studio Series figures were decently available. Prowl has had ONE normal release with very limited availability (and the wrong head). He would’ve worked just as well for an ‘84 themed set and honestly would’ve moved more than Jazz here.

Princess Viola

Dumbass Asexual
To be fair, both Jazz and Prowl have seen only one release each in Takara's markets. (Granted, yes, Jazz was a mass retail release in Japan and Prowl was a TakaraTomy Mall exclusive like most of the damn Earthrise toyline lol)


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I might have been interested in Prime or Mainframe individually. But not in an expensive set, knowing this Prime is probably going to be topped by another expensive option soon. And part of the expense here is another probably fragile Jazz.


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US version to be released in Japan via Toys R Us.
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Release Date: July 13, 2024
Retail Price: 6,599 yen

Optimus Prime from the new fully CG animated movie "Transformers/ONE" is now available as a big scale toy!

Optimus Prime, who plays an active role in "Transformers/ONE", is now available on a big scale.
In addition to transforming from robot to vehicle and vehicle to robot, you can also enjoy action poses by moving the joints.

A special energy ax is included. In addition, in robot mode, the chest part opens and closes, allowing you to store and remove the Matrix, which is the proof of a leader.

Set contents

Energon Power Optimus Prime body (1), Matrix (1), Weapon (1), Instruction manual (1)

*Scheduled release date/shipment date is subject to change.

package size : Width 16.5 x Height 27.5 x Depth 8 cm
Item Number : 784183300
Copyright : (C) TOMY. (C) 2024 Paramount PiCtures Corporation. All Rights Reserved. TM & (R) denote Japan Trademarks.

(Source: - https://www.toysrus.co.jp/s/dsg-784183300 )


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MP Lift Ticket and Guard incoming?

(Honestly though, both of these official molds are weaksauce, IMO).

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Fabulously Foxy Dragon
Guess that settles the question if all future MPG would be combiners still.


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Council of Elders
This is what I figured. Masterpiece isn't really going anywhere. We're just getting a fresh start on the numbering.

LBD "Nytetrayn"

Broke the Matrix
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Council of Elders

That car was clearly born to be Hot Rod!

How dare they?! HOW. DARE. THEY.

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