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Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby gavinfuzzy » Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:00 am

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Okay, there seems to be an emerging trend with these "Asian exclusive" Figures. Take a figure, repaint it slightly, and resell it with a huge mark-up. That seems to be the case for Bruticus, and Magnus.

Well, this is just stupid. Classics seekers? (Picture from their site). There's classics/Generations ones, and Henkei ones... What could possibly be different? #-o

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Not sure why the image won't load, but it's on the TransformersAsia official Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/TransformersAsia?ref=ts&fref=ts To be honest I still don't get who these people are... Some part of Takara?
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Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers.

Postby robotmel » Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:50 am

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Just checked the Transformers Asia site but couldnt find anything regarding the Classics Seekers getting a re-release?
To top that off the links to your pictures dont seem to work for me, are they from Facebook or some other dodgy 'social networking' website? :lol:
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby El Duque » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:28 am

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Courtesy of the Planet Iacon facebook page we an image of what could be artwork for an upcoming Asian exclusive box set of Classic Seekers. The art features all six Seekers and has the bears the Transformers Asia watermark at the top of the image. Chalk this one up as a rumor until confirmed, but this does seem to fall in line with their model of reissuing older releases with updated decos into the Asian market. Check out the artwork below.

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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby fenrir72 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:57 am

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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:05 am

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I can imagine Skywarp and Ramjet possibly being redecos. The rest might just be straight re-releases of their previous Universe and Generations decos.
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby Tigertrack » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:24 am

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Cool idea. What might be cooler? The rainmakers, and or genericon seekerbots.
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby Bumblevivisector » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:30 am

Agreed; after seeing that our next Constructicon reissue has a new noggin that makes me feel better about passing up CrazyDevy's upgrades, I was kind of hoping some sort of exclusive seeker set would include Rainmakers and a lot more orange and purple. Now THAT, I would buy to make my army even bigger; this looks like 6 guys I pretty much have already, though some of us missing 1 or 2 could probably justify getting the whole set just to fill their gap.

I mean, the recent explosion of Knock-Offs of original 3rd party sculpts only makes an existing moral minefield even more tangled, but the official companies actually learning from 3rd parties and KO-meisters and incorporating their ideas into reissues wouldn't exactly be theft, but rather 2 wrongs making a right, right? Come on, masterpiece dino-combiner cassettes, don't let last year's s#!t-storm and sacrifice have been all for nothing...
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby PaxCybertron82 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:33 am

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All I really need is a slightly better version of Skywarp than my KO, which is still pretty good.

I'd consider getting this just to keep them in the box, but it depends on price, which I can only assume will be astronomical.
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby triKlops » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:34 am

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tigertracks 24 wrote:Cool idea. What might be cooler? The rainmakers, and or genericon seekerbots.


agreed on this!!
the set is pretty damn cool but that would be a kick up to the next level!
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby Powered Convoy » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:53 am

Sabrblade wrote:I can imagine Skywarp and Ramjet possibly being redecos. The rest might just be straight re-releases of their previous Universe and Generations decos.


They all look like they're going to be heavily based on the cartoon.

Starscream - slightly different details and (likely) shades then the Henkei figure (no chrome?)
Thundercracker - slightly different details and (likely) shades then the Henkei figure (no chrome?)
Skywarp - different color purple, purple arm cannons (instead of partly black) and purple shoulders.
Ramjet - red wings like Henkei (presumably), all gray fists, white forearms, gray waist and upper legs. Presumably he'd have white feet.
Dirge - tan wings, all gray fists, gray forearms, gray waist and upper legs. Presumably his feet would be gray too (but that seems a bit unlikely due to the mold break down).
Thrust - I pray for white or silver wings. Based on the picture he has all gray fists, gray forearms, red waist and upper legs. His feet should be red but if his forearms are gray that might not be true.

All the coneheads look to have blue windows.

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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby PaxCybertron82 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:56 am

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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby gavinfuzzy » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:03 am

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So... Apparently this is a boxed set of al 6 figues. Damn, I don't want to even think of the price.


I doubt its popularity, since most collectors would at least have a few seekers already...

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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby datguy86 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:12 am

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Awesome. I would love to see this mentality in the US, with like $20 seeker 3 packs or something. Or using Vehicons, or Autotroopers.
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby kirbenvost » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:05 am

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How do we know it's not just some really good fan art?
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby FortMacs » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:52 am

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Already have all the classic seekers so not to intrested in this. Wish they would do Generic seekers instead. Id love to have an army of them i didnt have to repaint myself :)
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby RiddlerJ » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:53 am

Give us a Generation 2 Starscream :P
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby Megatron000 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:58 am

RiddlerJ wrote:Give us a Generation 2 Starscream :P


YES!!! Totally agree. G2 Starscream is one of my favorites
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby Mindmaster » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:42 am

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2012 is definitely not a good year for my wallet. :-(
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby Powered Convoy » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:07 pm

ViperEye82 wrote:Where are you seeing these images?


I'm not, I'm making presumptions based on the art in this thread.
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby Blurrz » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:02 pm

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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby gothsaurus » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:32 pm

The G2 Starscream is a pretty solid match for that hot-pink USA version. The only thing it lacked was the camo stickers. Maybe ReproLabels will come through with some of those.

Our G2 lineup could stand for a Starscream, since we already have a G2 Ramjet, Megatron, Prime, Jazz...

Oh yeah, and I'd love to see a mainstream G2 Classics Sideswipe release. :sad:
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby RiddlerJ » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:53 pm

gothsaurus wrote:The G2 Starscream is a pretty solid match for that hot-pink USA version. The only thing it lacked was the camo stickers. Maybe ReproLabels will come through with some of those.

Our G2 lineup could stand for a Starscream, since we already have a G2 Ramjet, Megatron, Prime, Jazz...

Oh yeah, and I'd love to see a mainstream G2 Classics Sideswipe release. :sad:


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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby helli0n » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:09 pm

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I just want that box for the Seekers I already have. :lol:
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby gothsaurus » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:23 pm

Whaaaaa. How did I never notice that those two had inverted color schemes on screamer's head!? :BOOM: Stop blowing my MIND!!!

And you're right. comparing the three, ole G2 starscream does indeed have very white head sides and black face.

Cripes, I'm gonna repaint my Classics head to match... and do some camo wings. :-?
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby NTESHFT » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:40 pm

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I may be a sucker for the seekers, but this one I'll pass on. I already have those from Hasbro (including the second Starscream, with coronation outfit), and the Henkie ghost of Starscream. No need in buying them again. Now if they would get around to a Sunstorm............
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