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TakaraTomy 2010 Creator Primus in da house

TakaraTomy 2010 Creator Primus gives promotions

According to the chain of command, all the Autobots just got a raise!

Well, we screwed the pooch on getting Fansproject Protector before everyone else. The pre-release sample is drifting about somewhere in between China and the USA. Predaking is also lost in some postal jungle. So what does that leave? Creator Primus will be touching down on the TFsource channel very soon. In the mean time? PROMOTIONS!

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TakaraTomy’s Transformers 2010 toyline – the big picture

TakaraTomy Transformers 2010 logo

Such a subtle hint with those flames!

TakaraTomy’s Transformers 2010 line has been evolving over the past few months and has included some unexpected figures joining the psuedo-toyline. Originally, the line promised only 4 new toys including Masterpiece Sleep Convoy, a Unicron Repaint, the Sons of Cybertron Animated giftset and one empty slot many of us assumed would be left for Masterpiece Rodimus. As of yesterday, we have visual confirmation on Masterpiece Rodimus Convoy from Cybertron Convention 2010.

Upon visiting the TakaraTomy Transformers 2010 website, one can see that the slots have increased to 7 from the original 4 when the website launched (see below).

TakaraTomy Welcome to Transformers 2010 products page

The original look of the 2010 products page

TakaraTomy's Transformers 2010 product page

2010 Mid-summer look of TakaraTomy product page

Figure King 150 Transformers 2010 spread

The only confirmed toy missing here is the Predaking reissue

Incidentally, Figure King magazine posted a spread detailing the releases so far announced for Transformers 2010. If you include the Predaking reissue along with Masterpiece Rodimus Convoy, the total sits at 7. All signs are beginning to point to this line ending with a total of ten official releases, just to keep things tidy.

Masterpiece Rodimus Convoy is also up to bat at #9 in the Masterpiece line… leaving a precarious 10th slot that seems all too coincidental. Of course the first thing that comes to mind would be a Masterpiece Galvatron, but two new Masterpiece molds in a year seems like a bit of a pipe-dream. Let’s not count ol’ purple horns out though. The Decepticons have been un-represented so far in the Transformers 2010 line, except for the recent announcement of Predaking. Galavatron most certainly will be appearing in one of the last 3 slots in some form. Let’s hope it’s not just a redeco of Henkei Galvatron matched with Cyclonus…

Another possibility to fill out the line with another Masterpiece figure would be a reformat version of Megatron. The MP-05 mold is the only one that has yet to be redecoed. With such a fabulous mold, we know something has to be coming. The Purple Megatron gun in the Sleep Mode Convoy set may be strong indication that a clear Masterpiece Megatron is in our future. Heck, they just released a clear Masterpiece Starscream so it can be pulled off.

There’s also the possibility of more G1 reissues with slight upgrades like the Encore line. The possibilities here are many: Cyclonus, Scourge, Galvatron, Rodimus, Kup, Blurr, Trypticon or even Metroplex. The 2010 line seems to be pulling from every line available so more reissues are not out of the question.

And finally, none of these predictions could be true and MP-09 Rodimus Convoy could be the final piece offered in the line and it caps out at 7. Who knows. I have faith in the Japanese to round everything off at 10, including a new Masterpiece figure. Come on TakaraTomy, you got The Touch!

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TakaraTomy Transformers 2010 Primus

TakaraTomy Transformers 2010 Primus

Why so blue?

This little news story seemed to slide under the radar for most folks but TF2005.com has reported a redeco of Cybertron Primus as the 5th 2010 campaign exclusive. Wow, do we really need another super expensive redeco!??! At least Unicron came with a sweet new head. At least Cybertron appears to be silver this time, but a better decision would’ve been to make it a Golden Age of Cybertron Primus. You can’t win ’em all.

The figure will be a Toy Hobby Market exclusive, just like Corpse Convoy. The price is 9450 yen which transfers to about $105. This might be the first 2010 toy that I pass on.

Oh yeah, white Animated Prowl too.

Elite guard Animated Prowl from TakaraTomy

The Animated Prowl you always wanted.