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New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Postby Mindmaster » Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:01 pm

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Transformers Korea has announced a pair of new three-packs: Decepticon and Autobot three packs, deemed "Specialists". The packs consist of:

Decepticons
Galvatron
Octane
Astrotrain

Autobots
Ironhide
Mirage
Hound

According to the announcement, they are packaged similarly to the Seeker Aces and Elites sets. No images yet, but they are to be released soon.
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Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:19 pm

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Calling Classics repaint here! Which doesn't say much. I am curious about Galvatron and Astrotrain however. Tankor/Octane/Octone I don't really care about.
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Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Postby Mindmaster » Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:00 pm

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Agreed. I'm very positive that they're slight redecos of Classics toys. I'm interested in how drastic they are to the old decos.

These sets interest me greatly. I do not own Astrotrain and Mirage, and while not necessary, I'd like to see replacements of Galvatron, Octane, Ironhide, and Hound in my collection, since my units are starting to show their age.
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Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Postby RhA » Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:41 pm

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Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Postby Cyber Bishop » Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:47 pm

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Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Postby xyl360 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:37 pm

I hope the Astrotrain has a show accurate deco similar to the Henkei version which I never was able to acquire. If it is, I'll be getting the Decepticon set. Unless the decos on the Autobots are drastically different and superior to their ancestors, I'll be skipping them.
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Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Postby warzon3 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:46 pm

I wonder what a more G1 Deco of Mirage would look like? Would it be a drastic improvement or minimal?
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Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Postby TulioDude » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:23 pm

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Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Postby Doubledealer93 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:28 pm

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i hope ironhide is a repaint of another toy and not the old mold. my god its terrible. please be a repaint of something. if it is then i will get it. if not then ignore. same with galvatron. voyager or bust.
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Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Postby Wolfman Jake » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:34 pm

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I wonder if Hasbro has any inclination to release these in North America, perhaps as a retail exclusive. I love the unified look of the Seeker Aces and Elites, but not enough to pay extra for importing them. Can hardly wait to see if these sets will be worth it, though.
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Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Postby El Duque » Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:31 pm

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Seibertron.com member Mindmaster dropped by with word of two new potential Generations three-packs to be released in Korea. The listing information comes from Transformer Korea and mentions:

Decepticon Specialists
  • Galvatron
  • Octane
  • Astrotrain

Autobot Specialists
  • Ironhide
  • Mirage
  • Hound

These are said to come in special collector style packaging similar to the recently released Asian exclusive Seekers: Aces and Seekers: Elites sets.
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Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:39 pm

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If these are the Classics/Universe molds, Mirage, Hound, and Astrotrain are the only ones worth looking into.

Aside from giving their decos ADOS, I'm not sure how much more could be added the decos of these.
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Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Postby MagnetarPrime » Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:49 pm

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This is good news for me, I'm missing Galvatron, Astrotrain, Hound, Iron Hide and Mirage in the classics line so I will surely get these two sets somehow and they will be a great addition to my classics/generations collection.
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Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Postby Metrosuplex » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:33 pm

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So what's the asking price? $120? Or is that too optimistic? :roll:

I like the reissues, but the prices are just exorbitant. It's really too bad Hasbro doesn't release a version of these for around $60-80. But I guess the predominant mindset among collectors is, "Screw the deluxes! I'm selling my collection and getting all MPs!!! :DANCE: "

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Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Postby jamarmiller » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:30 am

the prices for these are nuts, I wish it wasnt so, as Id like to buy these for my boy, especially if they are cartoon accurate color schemes
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Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Postby megatronus » Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:34 am

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Ooo... Gives me an opportunity to sell my older versions and feel like I have some loose cash before it all gets taken away again.
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But, in all seriousness, I enjoy these Asia Exclusive 3-packs. At least with the Seekers, benefits included:

-Collector friendly packaging: you don't ruin a 'card' when opening them.
-Extension of the above: the box art is really nice/collectible/displayable.
-Due to the high list price, they eventually go on sale anyway (i.e. both Seeker sets are currently available for a more reasonable $90 on TFsource).
-The deco's are really nice - in some cases the best for that particular mold.

Barring the apps being terrible, I'm on board for these.
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Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Postby megatronus » Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:41 am

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Sabrblade wrote:If these are the Classics/Universe molds, Mirage, Hound, and Astrotrain are the only ones worth looking into.

Am I the only one who at least mildly enjoys Octane?



...the answers is: Yes. :BOOM:


Sabrblade wrote:Aside from giving their decos ADOS, I'm not sure how much more could be added the decos of these.

ADOS?
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Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:07 am

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Sabrblade wrote:Aside from giving their decos ADOS, I'm not sure how much more could be added the decos of these.

ADOS?
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Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Postby megatronus » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:08 am

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Sabrblade wrote:
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Sabrblade wrote:Aside from giving their decos ADOS, I'm not sure how much more could be added the decos of these.

ADOS?
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Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Postby Nemesis Destron » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:21 am

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xyl360 wrote:I hope the Astrotrain has a show accurate deco similar to the Henkei version which I never was able to acquire.



If you're a bit patient and don't mind waiting a bit after the release some buyers will break up the set and you could get Astrotrain solo and not have to buy all 3.

This will be very interesting on both factions. I personally missed out on Henkei Ironhide so I will possess him. I'm also curious on the price to see if they will be more expensive then that of the Seekers. :VEHI:
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Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Postby gothsaurus » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:14 am

I'm really curious to see how they might deco these to be any different... or more show accurate. I could see...

Galvatron - more purple
Octane - chrome tanker
Astrotrain - G1 Toy color (light gray)

Hound - desert version (eHobby style)
Mirage - improved G1 deco OR Diaclone Red
Ironhide - improved G1 deco, or eHobby Diaclone Black

While I doubt they'd do these eHobby/Diaclone decos. I'd REALLY REALLY REALLY like them. If they put them out on the shelf, I'd snatch them up, too. Seriously, a red race car and desert jeep... and a "movie color" Ironhide. Great ideas for the shelf.

I'd also jump at a "G1" Swindle from Hound like they did in Alternators. Would be fantastic.
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Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Postby Metrosuplex » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:24 am

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Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Postby megatronus » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:31 am

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gothsaurus wrote:I'm really curious to see how they might deco these to be any different... or more show accurate. I could see...

Galvatron - more purple
Octane - chrome tanker
Astrotrain - G1 Toy color (light gray)

Hound - desert version (eHobby style)
Mirage - improved G1 deco OR Diaclone Red
Ironhide - improved G1 deco, or eHobby Diaclone Black

While I doubt they'd do these eHobby/Diaclone decos. I'd REALLY REALLY REALLY like them. If they put them out on the shelf, I'd snatch them up, too. Seriously, a red race car and desert jeep... and a "movie color" Ironhide. Great ideas for the shelf.

I'd also jump at a "G1" Swindle from Hound like they did in Alternators. Would be fantastic.


Unfortunately, I think the Diaclone/Movie colors are a pipe dream. They've historically focused on giving us premium G1 decos.
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Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Postby gothsaurus » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:38 am

Yeah, I'll admit they're unlikely for these sets. Maybe while the molds are on the presses they can squeeze out something for the main line or subscription that fits the bill.

Red Mirage could be a new G1 character for the main line... plus Skid-Z and Machine Wars Prowl for a club store exclusive and the subscription service.

(Skid-Z can hang out with the new versions of Scourge, Side Burn and SkyByte.)

Just sayin'. :grin:
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Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Postby Mindmaster » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:41 am

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Shattered Glass Ironhide's deco is technically an homage to his Diaclone self, so I could see the Club doing that as a convention exclusive or as a TFSS mail-away...
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