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Takara Tomy Transformers Generations Wave 3 Images

Postby El Duque » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:30 am

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TF YUKI has tweeted some images of Takara Tomy's Transformers Generations Wave 3, including comparison shots to their Hasbro counterparts. This wave features Ultra Magnus, Sideswipe, Starscream, Kickback, and Air Raid (who's absent from the tweets). Check out the images mirrored below.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations Wave 3 Images

Postby Mkall » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:03 am

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The Kickback looks like cool, but without his other Insecticon pals he seems kind of out-of-place.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations Wave 3 Images

Postby Handels-Messerschmitt » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:20 am

So, like, are these made and sold as general toys like Hasbro does or are they mostly just nerdbait?
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations Wave 3 Images

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:34 am

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Handels-Messerschmitt wrote:So, like, are these made and sold as general toys like Hasbro does or are they mostly just nerdbait?


Both. :-B

And it's Air Raid for "Fireflight". Hasbro can't even use the original trademark anymore. ;)
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations Wave 3 Images

Postby dirk2243 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:36 am

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I do prefer Hasbro's Head on Kickback. Perhaps its just the lighting but the darker look just seems to work better..... (my opinion of course)
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations Wave 3 Images

Postby dirk2243 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:38 am

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations Wave 3 Images

Postby Delta Magnus » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:49 am

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Whilst I'm not going to **** about "OMG WE WESTERN FANS ARE BEING CHEATED BY HASBLOW!!!", I am genuinely jealous of our Japanese friends for getting such awesome figures. I know the age range is higher over there, and therefore the better paint job is more appropriate over there...

But...drool...

Such lovely metallic plastic! (Or paint, can't tell). Such excellent paint apps! Such wonderful increases in accuracy and general loveability!

If it weren't for the price of importing I would be buying all the Japanese versions.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations Wave 3 Images

Postby rpetras » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:22 am

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations Wave 3 Images

Postby kirbenvost » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:16 pm

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Great, thanks for showing us just how inferior the Hasbro versions are. :lol:

I really would get the Takara versions if they weren't so expensive, but nearly $40 for a deluxe is way too much for me.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations Wave 3 Images

Postby noctorro » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:30 pm

Yes, Takara's paint jobs look like a lot more work is put into them and generaly they look better. Because of above said reason.

That doesn't take the fact away that I'm happy with my normal Hasbro version.

I almost bought a ROTF Hasbro Leader Optimus because my Buster Prime 2nd version looks too pretty to make him kick other TF's ass. (yess 28 year old manchild still plays with toys)

I like the toy look on toys, if they are to pretty they just stand on a plank not doing anything.

Is that weird?
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations Wave 3 Images

Postby Rated X » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:31 pm

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The Takara versions are superior. I stopped by TRU and saw the Hasbro versions of Sideswipe, Starscream, and Air Raid. I was temted to buy them but when I saw the price at $19.49 before tax, I put that s**t right back on the peg and walked out. Soundwave and Soundblaster were going for $28.99 but Im going Takara with those two. Gonna wait until these hit Walmart. I saw the combaticons there the other day...
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations Wave 3 Images

Postby craggy » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:19 pm

better paint apps on them all, sure, but I prefer the colours on Hasbro's Magnus and Kickback.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations Wave 3 Images

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:55 pm

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations Wave 3 Images

Postby KNM2012 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:13 pm

:BANG_HEAD:

And the dispute over me getting "Generations" Ultra Magnus has become far more complicated.

Delta Magnus wrote:Whilst I'm not going to **** about "OMG WE WESTERN FANS ARE BEING CHEATED BY HASBLOW!!!", I am genuinely jealous of our Japanese friends for getting such awesome figures. I know the age range is higher over there, and therefore the better paint job is more appropriate over there...

But...drool...

Such lovely metallic plastic! (Or paint, can't tell). Such excellent paint apps! Such wonderful increases in accuracy and general loveability!

If it weren't for the price of importing I would be buying all the Japanese versions.


Same age range as here. The last time I visited the Toys"R"Us in Ikebukuro, they were displaying the first wave of Arms Micron figures and "First Edition" Megatron one isle by the Super Sentai and Ultraman stuff. Then again, they also have a place called "Club Primus" (no joke)!

But with the price... I can understand. It is the biggest factor to me possibly not getting him right away, as I want to focus more on exclusives and less on mainstream pieces this year. Namely due to the prices some are being asked for. :sad:
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations Wave 3 Images

Postby NTESHFT » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:38 pm

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Mkall wrote:The Kickback looks like cool, but without his other Insecticon pals he seems kind of out-of-place.



My thoughts exactly.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations Wave 3 Images

Postby wewyllenium » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:26 pm

More paint really makes it look a lot better. :D
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations Wave 3 Images

Postby mooncake623 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:29 pm

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Rated X wrote:The Takara versions are superior. I stopped by TRU and saw the Hasbro versions of Sideswipe, Starscream, and Air Raid. I was temted to buy them but when I saw the price at $19.49 before tax, I put that s**t right back on the peg and walked out. Soundwave and Soundblaster were going for $28.99 but Im going Takara with those two. Gonna wait until these hit Walmart. I saw the combaticons there the other day...


Ask them price match! They do that at every TRU. Just find the toy you want on their website.




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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations Wave 3 Images

Postby Mindmaster » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:35 pm

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I like how Ultra Magnus looks, but I feel he homages the original toy rather than the G1 cartoon model. Plus, already have the domestic version, so it's pretty pointless to get this.

Starscream's kicking it good, as usual.

Kickback, although I'm spotting more detail around the chest, still looks the same, albeit shiner. I'm still keeping a lookout for the American version.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations Wave 3 Images

Postby ausbot » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:52 pm

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I was hoping Takara would do a red alert from that sideswipe.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations Wave 3 Images

Postby dedcat » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:33 pm

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I'm thinking I'll have to import that Ultra Magnus now, to properly match colors with the third party add on kit coming out.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations Wave 3 Images

Postby Sodan-1 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:53 pm

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Hmm... Not bad, not bad. I'm liking Takara's Autobots, but for some reason I prefer Hasbro's Decepticons. Will probably still only pick up a Starscream. :P
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations Wave 3 Images

Postby KNM2012 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:57 pm

Sodan-1 wrote:Hmm... Not bad, not bad. I'm liking Takara's Autobots, but for some reason I prefer Hasbro's Decepticons. Will probably still only pick up a Starscream. :P


I have a solution! Pick up two and add his Cybertronian specs on him, And voila! You will have Starscream AND "Bishounen*" Starscream!

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