Wonderfest is not over for TFW2005! Our very own mod Gamerlingual attended the event bringing us some great fresh and clear images from the event.
To top it all, he had the chance to talk with some Takara Tomy representatives at the venue and get some interesting statements about some topics:
- About the Armada Optimus Prime new mold: No decision as to whether to put him in Masterpiece, Generations, or another line. It hasn’t been canceled but nothing has been decided what to do with him as they wanted to show the prototype to gauge interest.
- Regarding recent QC issues found in Masterpiece Hound: Regarding the factories, different materials were used in Vietnam but they were unaware how they would pan out for Hound as they were unaware of what the results will be. They know of the breakages right now, but no decision has been made for a future re-release or if they will change the factories or materials.
- Regarding the recent constant price increment: Takara Tomy booth director mentioned that fans have overly demanded for the cartoon aesthetic. So in order to pull off the cartoon aesthetic while maintaining the proper alt mode, the number of parts for each figure has gone up compared to the Masterpiece Datsuns or Wheeljack. The cost of materials has also gone up which also contributes to the rise in pricing. On this matter, Gamelingual let him know that many fans feel that they will be forced to quit the hobby if the prices become too expensive. The response was that this this is something they have discussed with the executives and it contributes to the decisions of what figures will be made next.
There you are fellow fans and collectors, word from Takara Tomy about some recent important matters. But this is not all, click on bar to see the new images from the event, showing Studio Series Devastator, Masterpiece Tigatron, Arce, Lio Convoy and more, Earthrise, Seacons, and the MP-10 Atmos Duck Cammo version which were on display at the event.
Update: Even more new images with close-ups and different angles of the figure at the event for a total of more than 100 images. Enjoy!
Click on the bar to see all the gallery and then sound off your impressions on the 2005 Boards!