xyl360 wrote:You can bet that Takara will release their own version of it (and that it will likely have more paint). That's the version I'll buy if they do. I don't buy any Hasbro Generations figures any more, just Takara (TG) and this will be no exception.
I'm sure it's just on a delay compared to the US release just as Blaster and Grimlock were.
Same here. The "Classics" Grimlock, "Generations" Thundercracker, and "Bot Shot" Optimus were the only three I had purchased. And the first two had botched paint jobs, with all three having some kind of loose articulation. Thundercracker was the worse. So I ended up strictly sticking with TOMY regardless if I am buying for my permanent collection or temporary/loose collection.
But also, I agree with you that they will release it. However, my gut is telling me that when they do... They might pull a "UNITED" and place these into a completely new (anniversary-based?) line. And if they do, I am hoping it is so they can cap off their Generations line with what is shown in ALL SPARK. .....
Officially collecting nothing but "Encore" (minus the exclusives and variants), G1 reissues (minus TransformersAsia.com), and G1-related variants (minus TransformersAsia.com) of my favorite characters! (^_^)vENCORE: