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RCX

Member
Citizen
BBTS has received their first batch of MGP Trainbot SHOUKI.
He's sitting in POL now, and the first overseas reviews have popped up.
Lots of tabbed clear painted plastic. Hopefully it holds up over time. He looks extremely impressive IMO.
 
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PrimalxConvoy

NOT a New Member.
Citizen
The stickers in the Japanese magazine aren't anything to fret over, as I'm sure Toyhax will release something similar.
 

Powered Convoy

Randy
Citizen
TakaraTomy sent Wotafa a sample of MP Skyfire. This is one impressive figure. The transformation has a lot of little things that elevate it. Gimmicks are great, despite there being some issues (no face plate on this sample and part of the backpack is missing or unable to transform completely). He looks gorgeous.
 

Ave Destron

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Staff member
Council of Elders
Citizen
I'm very pleased with how different this looks from the siege version. and the way the wings transform is just elegance.
 

PrimalxConvoy

NOT a New Member.
Citizen
TakaraTomy sent Wotafa a sample of MP Skyfire. This is one impressive figure. The transformation has a lot of little things that elevate it. Gimmicks are great, despite there being some issues (no face plate on this sample and part of the backpack is missing or unable to transform completely). He looks gorgeous.
Now THIS is how we know YouTubers like Wotafa are legit, as he stated several times that he got the figure from Takara Tomy AND he flagged his video as being a "paid promotion" (as he received promotional material from a company to review).

THAT'S how we can tell that the likes of "CrimevsCrime" and "Shiftytron" aren't reviewing legitimately procured goods, and why I'm still a fan of Wotafa; He's a legit YouTuber and TF reviewer who gets on with simply reviewing toys (without personal stories or stuff that ages badly) in his videos.

I hope TT and Hasbro start doing this more. They should give out more free samples to legit YouTubers in this way, so that the genuine YouTubers get those "first blood" views and hopefully, subscriptions.
 

tec

Maystor missspelur
Citizen
So I watched Wotafa vid and at the same time messed with my Siege Jetfire
And my conclusion is still this...Siege Jetfire is still god damn impressive and has a ton of play features such as the titan fig compatibility. and the extra armor and guns I'm very happy to own it

And if and when I decide to get MP Skyfire its mainly will be to add it to my vast Jetfire collection and only if I get the spare cash to do so
If you already have Siege Jetfire or only have have a smaller budget Siege Jetfire is still a sold choice
 

Sabrblade

Continuity Nutcase
Citizen
Okay, I just woke up and saw this news - https://takaratomymall.jp/shop/g/g4904810224679/

I am baffled, baffled, about the toy's new name and backstory that not only have nothing to do with Copy Convoy, but also invent a whole new series of events that we've never seen or heard of before that led to the birth of this "Dark Umber/Amber Leo Prime".

ユニクロン由来の残留アンゴルモアエネルギーが地球の地殻で濃縮圧縮され漆黒のダークエネルギーとなり、伝説の緑のライオン:レオプライムのスパークレスボディと融合誕生した宿命のプライム、それが『ダークアンバー レオプライム』だ。
漆黒のライオンからロボットに変形する。
待望のMP-48ライオコンボイのリカラーアイテムにして新キャラクター設定が与えられ、更に魅力的なアイテムになり登場です。人気の定番ヴィランカラーでありながらそのヒロイックな造形はコレクションアイテムとして最適です。

The residual Angolmois Energy from Unicron is concentrated and compressed in the Earth's crust to become jet-black dark energy, and fused with the sparkless body of the legendary green lion, Leo Prime, to create the fated Prime, the Dark Amber Leo Prime.
It transforms from a jet-black lion into a robot.
It is a recolor item of the long-awaited MP-48 Lio Convoy, given a new character setting and becoming an even more attractive item. Its heroic modeling in the popular standard villain color is perfect as a collection item.

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Studying this bonkers backstory, here's what I've come up with for how any of it makes sense:

1. First, it refers to Lio Convoy as "Leo Prime", a name the cartoon version of the guy took on after BW Neo during his appearances in Fun Pub's TransTech stories, the Japanese TF: Prime toy bios, and the Legends manga. So this new MP bio would most likely be set at some point after BW Neo.

2. The bio says that this guy was born from residual (as in, leftover or remaining) Angolmois Energy within the Earth (A.K.A. Gaia) converging together and fusing with the "sparkless body of the legendary Green Lion: Leo Prime". The only time Lio Convoy ever turned green was in his original BWII body. But by the time he starts going by "Leo Prime", he acquires several new and different bodies instead. This leads me to suspect that, somehow, he loses his original BWII body and it gets left behind on Gaia before he acquires the first of his new "Leo Prime" bodies.

3. According to this bio, apparently not all of the Angolmois Energy originally found on Gaia was completely sucked out of the planet by Nemesis, so there was some left behind and that is what merged together with Lio Convoy's old body.

In conclusion, the events of this bio are most likely set at some point after BW Neo, wherein Lio Convoy loses his old body on Gaia, upgrades to a new one and goes off to have his multiversal adventures as "Leo Prime". Then some leftover Angolmois Energy reveals itself on Gaia, merges with Lio Convoy's old body, and becomes this new "Dark Umber/Amber Leo Prime" guy.
 
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