It’s a lazy Saturday afternoon here so why not check out a random photo shoot for a recent figure – the Tokyo Toy Show 2015 Black Convoy. This came in during the frenzy of the summer con season and I was finally able to get around to shooting it recently. Some may know I am a big Robots in Disguise fan – the OG RID, not the current series. 15 years later and I still try to get a hold of all the homages, reuses, and updated characters so I had to have him!
This is a repaint of the Reveal the Shield G2 Optimus Prime mold, which is perfect because the original Black Convoy toy in Car Robots used the G2 Optimus Prime mold as well. This was also done as a club exclusive, though a bit differently, as Scourge in recent times. The TTS2015 version however stays true to the Japanese toy with a pinkish hue to the clear plastic, no big G2 symbol on the door, and a darker grey base. The paint apps are also in more abundance and a bit sharper. Overall it’s a pretty awesome upgrade and very close to what we hoped for a couple years ago with our Scourge NOT NEMESIS PRIME meme on the boards. If this was shifted to a red tint on the clear plastic and swapped to Decepticon symbols, it would be a perfect Hasbro / Scourge upgrade in my opinion, one can only hope!
You can check out the full gallery here: TFW2005 Gallery of Tokyo Toy Show 2015 Black Convoy
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