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Re: Question on Takara-Tomy Transformers United Scourge

Postby Wolfman Jake » Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:01 pm

Motto: "A mountain with a wolf atop it stands that much taller."
Weapon: Retractable Mecha-Fangs
Also, the Takara version lacks a rub sign. I much prefer a proper faction symbol tampograph. Otherwise, yeah, the decos between the Hasbro and Takara-Tomy versions of Grapple are almost totally identical, save for the yellow helmet for the Takara one. Technically, both the yellow and black head are screen accurate, but I suppose the yellow one is MORE accurate based on total screen time ;) United Grapple is closer to the bottom of my wishlist righgt now. The Hasbro version will suffice until I can secure a few more high priority figures. :)
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Re: Question on Takara-Tomy Transformers United Scourge

Postby Counterpunch » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:52 am

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megatronus wrote:I've been contemplating Henkei Smokescreen for awhile, but Sunstreaker? Besides the chrome, the main difference seems to be a somewhat deeper, more goldenrod-type yellow. Is that what makes the difference?


Yes. Just wait until they are side by side. Trust me on this one. I'll stake my rep on it.

I'm thinking of picking up the Specialist Sets; the decos look awesome, and it gives me a reason to sell my Hasbro MOSC Mirage and Hound, and finally acquire serviceable versions of Astrotrain, Octane, and Galvatron. But I want them to be cheaper. I doubt they'll dip to $90 like the Seeker sets, but do y'all think there's the chance they'll go on sale for $100-$110?


Hard to say. I'm really out of the loop on things I'm not actively pursuing.

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Hook? He probably means Grapple. The difference between TakaraTomy and Hasbro? Yellow head vs. black head ;)


Yeah, I took a few moments to post between projects.

I get a lot of names wrong lately. Good thing I'm not out there dating anymore. >:oP
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Re: Question on Takara-Tomy Transformers United Scourge

Postby megatronus » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:52 pm

Motto: "I would have waited an eternity for this."
Weapon: Fusion Cannon
Counterpunch wrote:
megatronus wrote:I've been contemplating Henkei Smokescreen for awhile, but Sunstreaker? Besides the chrome, the main difference seems to be a somewhat deeper, more goldenrod-type yellow. Is that what makes the difference?


Yes. Just wait until they are side by side. Trust me on this one. I'll stake my rep on it.

Thanks for the tip. I'm actually tracking down a decently priced Sunstreaker as we speak. He will be mine.


Counterpunch wrote:
megatronus wrote:I'm thinking of picking up the Specialist Sets; the decos look awesome, and it gives me a reason to sell my Hasbro MOSC Mirage and Hound, and finally acquire serviceable versions of Astrotrain, Octane, and Galvatron. But I want them to be cheaper. I doubt they'll dip to $90 like the Seeker sets, but do y'all think there's the chance they'll go on sale for $100-$110?


Hard to say. I'm really out of the loop on things I'm not actively pursuing.

Yea, these sets are sort of unknowns to everyone. The Seeker sets went on clearance, but the Seekers are sort of their own thing. I bundled the 2 Specialist sets in an order with MMC's Rampage, so that order is guaranteed to sit tight until September (at least). I figure if the price gets discounted in the next 6 months, I'll get the order adjusted. If the sets prove to be popular, I have them locked in.
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Re: Question on Takara-Tomy Transformers United Scourge

Postby mooncake623 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:04 am

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megatronus wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:
megatronus wrote:I've been contemplating Henkei Smokescreen for awhile, but Sunstreaker? Besides the chrome, the main difference seems to be a somewhat deeper, more goldenrod-type yellow. Is that what makes the difference?


Yes. Just wait until they are side by side. Trust me on this one. I'll stake my rep on it.

Thanks for the tip. I'm actually tracking down a decently priced Sunstreaker as we speak. He will be mine.


I just got me a Henkei Sunstreaker! It is sweet....


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Re: Question on Takara-Tomy Transformers United Scourge

Postby leakin' lubricant » Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:11 am

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I'd recommend the United Frenzy and Rumble pack, those little guys are great figures.
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