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Metroplex Heeds the Call!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:58 am
by perceptor
This toy stole the show! I'm not talking about just being the best Transformers figure. Of course I'm biased, but I think this wins the "best in show" for all categories of toys, hands down. He's so big, so awesome he deserves his own news item! And so it shall be!

Continuing our coverage of ToyFair 2013, you will find galleries of the crown jewel of the Transformers Generations line: the newly introduced "Titan Class" Metroplex!, will include features including:

-- "Every piece of plastic contributes to transfomation" is what we were told by members of the Transformers Brand Team. Here's how I see this toy. Think of Cybertron-Primus from the Transformers Cybertron line, picture that level of sculpting detail, transformation complexity and pose-ability, but quite a bit bigger!
-- Electronic sounds: The voice, we were told at the show will be the same voice actor from the video game, and exactly replicate that of the line, "Metroplex heeds the call of the last Prime!"
-- Electronic lights: were non-functional on the prototype on display at the show. However, we learned that the toy will include light up eyes, and when you raise his red visor, you can actually control the diameter of his pupils! Don't ask me how this is going to work, but the Transformers team seemed pretty stoked about it.
-- SIZE: Towering over 2 feet tall, He is going to look absolutely great, and practically to scale standing next to the standard Deluxe and Voyager class Fall of Cybertron toys.

Very excited to see a toy of this size and caliber, finally hitting the store shelves! It's about time there's a city type Transformer, of greater than $100 price point. Fair warning, I believe Hasbro reps told us his suggested retail is ~$129.99. From all appearances, will be very much worth it.

Re: Metroplex Heeds the Call!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:26 am
by perceptor
Hey Obsidian! I wonder if this thing will be taller than either of your daughters by the time it hits the toy shelves!? :) It won't weigh more. But it'll have more rocket launchers! That's for sure.

Re: Metroplex Heeds the Call!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:06 am
by ironrod prime
Omg omg omg

Re: Metroplex Heeds the Call!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:39 am
by skywarp408
Hasbro needed this. 3rd party companies were making them look bad. When does this guy hit store shelves? Is he an exclusive?

Re: Metroplex Heeds the Call!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:23 pm
by Wing Saber
Oh, if only I could afford that... guess I know what I'll be asking for for my Birthday... and Christmas... Every year until I get it...

Re: Metroplex Heeds the Call!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:33 pm
by Tacticon
I'm getting two of this figure... One for me self and the other for me son.... Now just hoping that Hasbro doesn't disappoint and there's plenty of this in the distro pipeline.

PS. Thank you guys/gals for the coverage of the event per them photos are awesome. :-)

Re: Metroplex Heeds the Call!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:40 pm
by Searchlight
This figure looks pretty good. Pretty good, but honestly not great. They claim that "every piece of plastic is involved in the transformation." Funny... Because it looks to me like his transformation is incredibly simple, and like his arms just hang there awkwardly in both altmodes. I'm hoping he's mistransformed in those pictures, because if not, I'm going to say pass.

Re: Metroplex Heeds the Call!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:13 pm
by Autobot Jazz
OH MY.............. !!!! YES!!!!

Re: Metroplex Heeds the Call!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:54 am
by StevesCustoms
I want this in the worst way. I plan to start saving now and doing some customs to earn some extra scratch. I really want all the new Generations figures.

Re: Metroplex Heeds the Call!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:29 pm
by skywarp408
Look for him in August. He's not an exclusive thank god.