Toy News: Takara Tomy Mall reveals Grand Galvatron
Fans have been wondering what Takara Tomy would be doing with the Voyager Class Cyclonus sculpt and now we have our answer in the form of Grand Galvatron! This new Combiner is made up of five (rather unexpected) figures!
A redeco of Voyager Class Cyclonus in cartoon accurate colors. There appear to be many more metallic colors and his cannon/rifle has been given the colors of Galvatron's cannon. Unlike the "Combiner Wars" version which is not the character Galvatron, this version has the "spirit" of Galvatron posessing him in the Combiner Form!
This figure is a retool/redeco of "Combiner Wars" Skydive featuring a whole new head sculpt! Starscream is made up of translucent parts to represent Starscream's ghost form!
Curse Armada Thrust
This figure is a redeco/retool of "Combiner Wars" Air Raid featuring a new head sculpt and colors based on "Armada" Thrust. Indeed, the information on Takara's site indicates this is that Thrust, brought into another dimension!
Zombie War Breakdown
Based on the "Transformers Prime" character, this figure uses the Offroad sculpt. Takara's write up seems to indicate this is Breakdown's form after the events of the "Prime" series!
A redeco of Protectobot Rook, this version of Roller is based on the IDW version of Optimus Prime's partner. According to Takara's site this version was abandoned by Optimus Prime and has grown resentful. Sensing Unicron's energy he crossed dimensions to join this evil team!
Grand Galvatron himself seems to use the colors of the G1 Galvatron figure instead of the more "cartoon" based ones of the "Combiner Wars" version. This set will retai lfor 16,000 Yen (about $132 USD) and is due for release on April 30, 2016 (subject to change).
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