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TakaraTomy Website Update

Postby i_amtrunks » Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:51 pm

TakaraTomy have updated their official Transformers website with 4 new pages, for products to be released in Japan in February 2008.

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Encore 07 SkyLynx Story
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update

Postby Autobot032 » Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:01 pm

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Arcee is a total pass.

Sky Lynx looks fantastic.

I love Takara's site, it's so nice and gimmicky. lol
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update

Postby First Gen » Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:46 pm

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Oooh man, the gold accents on Sky Lynx are pure joy. And the gold plated head is awesomesauce.

May have to drop that cash to get this bad boy.
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:35 pm

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Skylynx is a puma? Then what's with the "lynx" in his name?

Also, could someone please translate Skylynx's story? I wanna read it, but it's not in English. :sad:
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update

Postby Liege Evilmus » Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:23 pm

I gotta learn japanesse.
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update

Postby Zeds » Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:26 pm

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Tak/Tomy should really offer an English translation option on their site. Given the slumping JPN toy marketplace a lot of their sales are coming from overseas and English speaking countries specifically. Not hard to do that at all IMHO!
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update

Postby Autobot Snake Eyes » Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:32 pm

That Arcee sucks.

Sky Lynx will be a buy for me.
And stockade looks much better than the usa version.
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update

Postby Autobot Jazz » Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:26 pm

Zeds wrote:Tak/Tomy should really offer an English translation option on their site.

Wholeheartedly agreed. I've got to pick up that SkyLynx.

Sabrblade wrote:Skylynx is a puma? Then what's with the "lynx" in his name?

Does SkyPuma sound better to you? besides, they're both cats, so don't be like Magnus and deal with it.
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update

Postby Stormrider » Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:53 am

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I noticed that Skylynx is marked "Encore Special" unlike the other reissues. I wonder what that refers to.
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update

Postby Craven Knight » Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:06 am

Why all the hate on Black Arcee? It's better than Hasbro's icky Fuscia.

I'm buying one :-P

I just can't get excited for that Skylynx toy, I hated him as a kid and I still think that he sucks.
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update

Postby Autobot032 » Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:24 am

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Craven Knight wrote:Why all the hate on Black Arcee? It's better than Hasbro's icky Fuscia.

I'm buying one :-P

I just can't get excited for that Skylynx toy, I hated him as a kid and I still think that he sucks.


IN SOVIET RUSSIA, SKYLYNX TOY THINK YOU SUCK! :P

All joking aside, Sky Lynx is actually cool, but he's definitely not worth the price they're commanding right now.

There are many other G1 figures that deserve a reissue (and we're getting one of those, Omega Supreme) and it's a shame.
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update

Postby Sarri » Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:34 am

Sabrblade wrote:Skylynx is a puma? Then what's with the "lynx" in his name?

L33t for Link? As in "linking Earth to Cybertron via shuttle".
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update

Postby Autobot032 » Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:42 am

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Sarri wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Skylynx is a puma? Then what's with the "lynx" in his name?

L33t for Link? As in "linking Earth to Cybertron via shuttle".


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynx

He looks like he fits the Lynx more than the Puma. But that's just me....
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update

Postby Craven Knight » Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:55 am

Did the Lynx component have it's own character? Or was it just a machine under Skylynx's control?

I'd buy the Encore for $40/$50 maybe if I had the spare dough but not at the current $80+ price tag.
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update

Postby Autobot032 » Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:03 am

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Craven Knight wrote:Did the Lynx component have it's own character? Or was it just a machine under Skylynx's control?

I'd buy the Encore for $40/$50 maybe if I had the spare dough but not at the current $80+ price tag.


From the way it looked (and sounded) one brain, two modules. Once combined, twice the strength, twice the power, etc.
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update

Postby Dagon » Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:02 am

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Autobot032 wrote:
Craven Knight wrote:Why all the hate on Black Arcee? It's better than Hasbro's icky Fuscia.

I'm buying one :-P

I just can't get excited for that Skylynx toy, I hated him as a kid and I still think that he sucks.


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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update

Postby Grimshock » Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:45 pm

Definitely gettin' the Sky Lynx and Omega re-isssues. Actually, definitely gettin' any re-issue that comes about.
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update

Postby TFBuyer » Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:36 pm

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Yeah, it's $80, but I'm all over that reissue like dino-bird on a puma.

I've actually never even SEEN a Sky-Lynx in person, but always drooled over it in the catalogues...

...same thing for the upcoming Omega Supreme. What a great way to spend money until Animated and Classicsverse 2.0!
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update

Postby UltraPrimal » Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:21 pm

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When are they gonna update their BW section? I'm still waiting for Drancron and the last piece of Tripredacus.
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update

Postby olokin » Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:12 am

Autobot032 wrote:
I love Takara's site, it's so nice and gimmicky. lol



I agree. Hasbro can learn from Takara on making a TF site. Too bad I can't read Japanese.
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update

Postby Autobot032 » Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:43 am

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olokin wrote:
Autobot032 wrote:
I love Takara's site, it's so nice and gimmicky. lol



I agree. Hasbro can learn from Takara on making a TF site. Too bad I can't read Japanese.



Indeed. Who knows what "hidden" gems we might be missing?


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