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New Stock Photos of Japanese Classics figures

Postby i_amtrunks » Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:38 pm

New Images have emerged of the upcoming Japanese Classics figures thanks to Amazon.co.jp.

Amazon.co.jp have added listings for all the Japanese Classics figures, showing us our first good look at Starscream and Mirage:
Optimus Prime


Megatron


Bumblebee


Grimlock


Mirage


and Starscream
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Re: New Stock Photos of Japanese Classics figures

Postby tech348 » Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:47 pm

Alas the other market gets the better paint schemes. :-x
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Re: New Stock Photos of Japanese Classics figures

Postby Tekka » Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:51 pm

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Oh, yes! That Starscream looks so much better than the one I'm currently using as a corpse.

I'm very glad I ordered him, and the others too.
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Re: New Stock Photos of Japanese Classics figures

Postby trent hughes » Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:53 pm

Is Japan honor bound to the Botcon repaint code?
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Re: New Stock Photos of Japanese Classics figures

Postby Liege Evilmus » Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:54 pm

The Chrome on Mirage kicks ass, and Megs is growing on me.

Otherwise, I don't see them worth the import prices, or do I :-?
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Re: New Stock Photos of Japanese Classics figures

Postby Professor Smooth » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:15 pm

I immediately regret my decision to import the Classics line. I bought the first wave when I was in the US in 2006. If I'd have known that we were getting far superior versions, I wouldn't have bothered.
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Re: New Stock Photos of Japanese Classics figures

Postby Liege Evilmus » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:17 pm

Isn't "Far Superior" a bit of a stretch?
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Re: New Stock Photos of Japanese Classics figures

Postby Megatron Wolf » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:27 pm

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I must have that Megatron! Why didnt hasbro do that? How much are these things anyway?
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Re: New Stock Photos of Japanese Classics figures

Postby UltraPrimal » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:28 pm

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Meh. The more I see these, the less I like them. I don't like how they have a little bit of chrome here or there, but then just gray. Either do it all chrome or all grey.

I don't think I'll be getting any of them. Not even Megatron, unless I see him for cheap at a convention. Though if they do release a Sunstorm or Nemesis Prime, a character that hasn't been done over here, I'll pick it up.

As for the BotCon question, I don't think we'll see a Japanese Classics Thundercracker, or the other Seeker exclusives. A lot of fans(and scalpers) would be really upset if they did that.
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Re: New Stock Photos of Japanese Classics figures

Postby Diem » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:34 pm

Why shouldn't we get the Botcon exclusives? It's quite a hike from Japan to botcon, you know?
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Re: New Stock Photos of Japanese Classics figures

Postby Nekoman » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:35 pm

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Well, I bought almost all of classics the first time around and they put out something better. Will be getting Starscream and Megatron.
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Re: New Stock Photos of Japanese Classics figures

Postby Tekka » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:36 pm

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All I want is a Skywarp that doesn't show up as pink in the light. The nice shade of purple on the Robot Heroes Skywarp would be nice.
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Re: New Stock Photos of Japanese Classics figures

Postby rob_charb » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:46 pm

I'm really digging the paint job on Prime, Megs, Mirage and Starscream. Bumblebee doesn't look quite as striking to me sans silver highlights and the red just seems out of place on Grimlock.

Hopefully, my local hobby shop guy will follow his current trend of getting Japanese TFs so I can get a couple of these guys.
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Re: New Stock Photos of Japanese Classics figures

Postby ShGarland_1383 » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:53 pm

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Professor Smooth wrote:I immediately regret my decision to import the Classics line. I bought the first wave when I was in the US in 2006. If I'd have known that we were getting far superior versions, I wouldn't have bothered.

Matter of opinion. I'm probably going to get this (better) version of Megatron when it's available on action-hq; beyond that I'm happy with my collection.

trent hughes wrote:Is Japan honor bound to the Botcon repaint code?

Sadly, I would think that Botcon exclusives would be the same for Japan as the G1-deco Movie Arcee is for us... I'd love to get my hands on Thrust though.

Megatron_Wolf wrote:I must have that Megatron! Why didnt hasbro do that? How much are these things anyway?

The following list is what action-hq.com has posted for their pre-order listings.

Classics C-01 Convoy
US$29.95

Classics C-02 Megatron
US$29.95

Classics C-03 Bumblebee
US$22.95

Classics C-04 Starscream
US$24.95

Classics C-05 Grimlock
US$24.95

Classics C-06 Rijie ( Mirage )
US$19.95
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Re: New Stock Photos of Japanese Classics figures

Postby Nemesis Cyberplex » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:58 pm

Diem wrote:Why shouldn't we get the Botcon exclusives? It's quite a hike from Japan to botcon, you know?
Cybertron Excellion......it was Hasbro's answer to fans who saw an exclusive version of Galaxy Force Excellion that was repainted to look like Hot Rod. Was not identical to the GF exclusive of Excellion, so therefore did not breach any rights, & we still got a Hot Rod colored Excellion figure...of sorts(a bit too much gray in robot mode for my taste).

That being said, I don't see why they couldn't so long as they weren't identical to the Botcon ones. Only problem then is since the Botcon figures were meant to be more designed to look identical to their G1 counterparts, deviating from that to avoid legal problems would make the other seekers look off next to the others, since Takara is doing the same as Botcon & painting their classics too look more like their G1 counterparts.
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Re: New Stock Photos of Japanese Classics figures

Postby Liege Evilmus » Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:04 pm

So say Takara rounds off the seeker set, how bad do you think we'd get shafted paying for that online!?!

Glad I got a buddy in Taiwan if they do!!!!
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Re: New Stock Photos of Japanese Classics figures

Postby Diem » Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:11 pm

I can't wait. It'll be nice to get any Classics other than Ramjet, which has become an import shelfwarmer here...
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Re: New Stock Photos of Japanese Classics figures

Postby First-Aid » Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:15 pm

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crap...these are really nice, especially Starscream, Megsy, and Mirage. But I am so broke...my MP Megatron took a dive and broke :sad: Had to order a new one to replace him. so I have no more money...in addition to new hockey gear...
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Re: New Stock Photos of Japanese Classics figures

Postby Craven Knight » Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:40 pm

I really like that Megatron, the little bits of chrome work well - I've got him pre-ordered.

The Grimlock and Mirage look better but I've go the originals so I'll pass.

I wouldn't be surprised if Japan gets a Yellow Seeker repaint, they're as gay for Sunstorm as the rest of us. The BotCon Seeker's as much as I'd love'em I don't think they're likely, figures crossed though :)
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Re: New Stock Photos of Japanese Classics figures

Postby Sunstar » Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:44 pm

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Starscream looks sweet. I am glad they changed his wing stripes.
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Re: New Stock Photos of Japanese Classics figures

Postby kirbenvost » Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:01 am

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Argh. I hate that I have most of these already because I want most of them. The only one that doesn't look better IMO is Grimlock. I missed the chrome on Mirage but I can do better. Prime looks great but the differences are minimal so I guess it's just Megs, BB, and Starscream for me.
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Re: New Stock Photos of Japanese Classics figures

Postby Diem » Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:05 am

Can't wait to see how they've dicked around with Hot Rod...
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Re: New Stock Photos of Japanese Classics figures

Postby Supreme Convoy » Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:42 am

I don't know why... but Mirage looks a lot cooler!

Maybe it's the way it's posed?
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Re: New Stock Photos of Japanese Classics figures

Postby Stormrider » Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:24 am

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The coloring is pretty cool. I love the coloring of Mirage's gun. Grimlock doesn't impress me too much. I am glad to be in Japan to pick these babies up.
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Re: New Stock Photos of Japanese Classics figures

Postby Jazzz » Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:29 am

Megatron looks much better than the previous images from a few months ago.
I like Mirage quite alot.
I really like Starscream. kinda grey but I still like it more than the US version.
not a fan of Grimlocks mold.
Bumblebee looks sorta lazy. but still like it. I hope they can at least put something on his chest.
Prime looks way better than US version.

Lets see more detailed pics of Astrotrain and Rodimus now.
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