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CheerSong



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:22 pm Reply with quote
The entire Takara Tomy booth was even more of a spectacle than last year...and it was pretty big last year! It and Bandai are always competing for the better booth. It's the Japanese toy industry ego event of the year!
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Mr. Oshawott



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:51 pm Reply with quote
That was an awesome performance of Bumblebee's auto-transformation! Smile I wonder if Transformers will one day become a reality, at least in the Toy Realm?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:56 pm Reply with quote
Damn, but that was neat.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:18 am Reply with quote
The future is now! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:17 am Reply with quote
WOW that was impressive. I like how they also used the Transformers Prime character design for Bumblebee.

Mr. Oshawott wrote:
That was an awesome performance of Bumblebee's auto-transformation! Smile I wonder if Transformers will one day become a reality, at least in the Toy Realm?


Well, it'd have to be a toy for adults, as it would be extremely expensive and probably pretty fragile. Most kids would play pretty rough with their toys.
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Gehirn



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:25 am Reply with quote
leafy sea dragon wrote:
WOW that was impressive. I like how they also used the Transformers Prime character design for Bumblebee.

It's actually a Transformers: Robots in Disguise design.
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Kadmos1



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:55 am Reply with quote
If they were to stay true to the original Bumblebee, they would have used a VW Beetle. However, I'm guessing that doesn't look as cool as a Camaro, so that is a reason why they changed his vehicle type.
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belvadeer



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:32 am Reply with quote
Interesting they went with the Robots in Disguise design. I can only assume the show is currently airing there like it is with us right now.
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the-antihero



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:33 pm Reply with quote
That was awesome. Although, I don't get why they went for the American-style horse-face look.
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Primus



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:12 pm Reply with quote
belvadeer wrote:
Interesting they went with the Robots in Disguise design. I can only assume the show is currently airing there like it is with us right now.


RiD began airing in Japan a day after it started in the US. Over there it goes by the name Transformers Adventure and episodes air weekly on Animax and Youtube. Someone in Japan is clearly a fan of Yo-Kai Watch.
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belvadeer



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:05 am Reply with quote
Primus wrote:
RiD began airing in Japan a day after it started in the US. Over there it goes by the name Transformers Adventure and episodes air weekly on Animax and Youtube.


Now that I think about it, they did the same schedule thing with Prime if I recall correctly.
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