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Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace

Transformers News: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace

Friday, October 12th, 2012 7:53AM CDT

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Happy Friday morning everyone! To kick off the day we have some new info on the previously rumored Asian market exclusive Classics Seekers Set. The first of what we assume will be two sets is dubbed "Deluxe Seeker Set Ace", and features Starscream, Thundercracker, and Skywarp. The set will feature tweaked decos with metallic paint and come in premium packaging.

Check out the figures in the images mirrored from TransformersAsia.com below:

Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.
Credit(s): TransformersAsia.com, daimchoc
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Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1429534)
Posted by Mechastrike on October 12th, 2012 @ 9:14am CDT
i need these. my classics Skywarp is getting lonely.

=P~ all three Seekers in one box.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1429543)
Posted by Sodan-1 on October 12th, 2012 @ 9:44am CDT
They do look pretty good, but not enough of a significant improvement for me to cough up for this mold for the....one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten: I don't know how many times. I've ran out of fingers.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1429556)
Posted by Swindle01 on October 12th, 2012 @ 10:34am CDT
it may just be me but i find myself really hating this mould now. It just doesnt work and hasnt held up very well to others such as classic prime+skyfire+sideswipe etc

The arms just dont work as the wings get in the way and the arms themselves cant do much because of the wings. The legs have limited movement and the figure cant even stand up that well

I keep expecting a 3rd party company to make a newer version of the seekers so they dont suck so much anymore. Prime+skyfire and afew others have stood the test of time while these guys just seem...i dunno...almost like Hasbro didnt give a crap as much. Same goes for astrotrain - hes a great figure but the 2 train bits on his arm annoy the crap outa me and it seems lazy they didnt do a solution to that problem
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1429557)
Posted by omega666 on October 12th, 2012 @ 10:39am CDT
Wow! Selling all 3 seekers in one set? Who'd a thunk it?
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1429558)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on October 12th, 2012 @ 10:42am CDT
I dunno, I think these figures hold up decently. The arms are fine, it's the null rays that really hinder the articulation. But they're starting to show their age with those hands.

This is great for late comers to the classics line. But I'm not one. Make Sunstorm and then we'll talk about me buying this mold again. Between regular releases and KOs I've gottent his mold tons of times.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1429560)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on October 12th, 2012 @ 10:53am CDT
I might pick this up just for skywarp... If the price isn't insane.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1429568)
Posted by Kibble on October 12th, 2012 @ 11:11am CDT
Swindle01 wrote:it may just be me but i find myself really hating this mould now. It just doesnt work and hasnt held up very well to others such as classic prime+skyfire+sideswipe etc

The arms just dont work as the wings get in the way and the arms themselves cant do much because of the wings. The legs have limited movement and the figure cant even stand up that well

I keep expecting a 3rd party company to make a newer version of the seekers so they dont suck so much anymore. Prime+skyfire and afew others have stood the test of time while these guys just seem...i dunno...almost like Hasbro didnt give a crap as much. Same goes for astrotrain - hes a great figure but the 2 train bits on his arm annoy the crap outa me and it seems lazy they didnt do a solution to that problem


Don't worry, now that these are getting their 50th release, you can expect a new, better mold to come out in the next year or so ala MP-10...

Although I don't understand your stroking of Classics Jet/Skyfire. That mold is totally half-assed. The legs suck and it doesn't pose for crap...nor does it look all very accurate in bot mode. The seeker mold is a bit overrated, but it does a much better job than Jet/Skyfire.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1429575)
Posted by daimchoc on October 12th, 2012 @ 11:21am CDT
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Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1429593)
Posted by Gearslide on October 12th, 2012 @ 12:08pm CDT
How has this mold not crumbled to dust with all of these seeker variants!?

There must be degradation somewhere in there.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1429598)
Posted by Flux Convoy on October 12th, 2012 @ 12:22pm CDT
Nnnnope! Give me a deco I don't have yet. The Classics seeker mold is one of my favorites ever. However, it's time to start filling the character gaps.
:BOT:
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1429599)
Posted by Rated X on October 12th, 2012 @ 12:23pm CDT
This is my all time favorite Hasbro mold. This mold started me off on classics collecting. Im not really understanding all the hate and pettyness about the mold. However, the chromed paint and different launchers is not enough to make me replace my Henkei versions. They sold me with the Bruticus Maximus Asian repaint. But not these.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1429602)
Posted by Mekatron on October 12th, 2012 @ 12:29pm CDT
If the price is $75 or less, I'll probably bite. I sold my Classics seekers years ago & regretted it.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1429607)
Posted by STngAR on October 12th, 2012 @ 12:33pm CDT
Why does it seem lately that the Asian market is in some kinda of time warp. :MAXIMAL:
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1429608)
Posted by gothsaurus on October 12th, 2012 @ 12:39pm CDT
Better a time warp than the oddly-spiky-Prime-retools... or oddly-hollow-and-cheap-plastic FOC bots. I'm excited to see more Classics coming to the shelf, even if it is as repaints and retools. I'm happily surprised by the GDO Asia bots in person. Will be picking up these seekers and Omega/Prime as well.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1429615)
Posted by Rated X on October 12th, 2012 @ 1:02pm CDT
STngAR wrote:Why does it seem lately that the Asian market is in some kinda of time warp. :MAXIMAL:


It appears the Asian countries want classics, not stupid TF Prime figures. I believe "Asian Exclusives" are for countries other than Japan (They have Takara/United)
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1429620)
Posted by gothsaurus on October 12th, 2012 @ 1:24pm CDT
Oh no... I've somehow awakened to find I am an asian country! It's like Kafka's The Metamorphosis only different.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1429643)
Posted by dedcat on October 12th, 2012 @ 2:37pm CDT
Seems like 80% of the toys I bought this year are some sort of retool/repaint. Cliffjumper alone had like 9 incarnations. I'm done.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1429653)
Posted by gothsaurus on October 12th, 2012 @ 3:40pm CDT
You thinking of the Classics/Asia GDO/Prime/Zombie spectrum of Cliffjumpers? Or did I miss something :D

Then there is the 3rd party Cliffjumper head can of worms. :-?
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1429686)
Posted by XDMan on October 12th, 2012 @ 5:11pm CDT
While Takara makes these in Asia, Hasblow goves to the US...you guessed it: more pathetic BB's.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1429693)
Posted by xyl360 on October 12th, 2012 @ 5:22pm CDT
I may get these. I do like the metallic paint. Gotta wait to see what the cost is first though.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1429698)
Posted by Mkall on October 12th, 2012 @ 5:39pm CDT
xyl360 wrote:I may get these. I do like the metallic paint. Gotta wait to see what the cost is first though.

Indeed. Right now I have Henkei Starscream, Classics Skywarp and Generations Thundercracker as my main three. It would be nice to have a unified set of 3
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1429783)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on October 12th, 2012 @ 9:08pm CDT
the set looks nice, but i cant afford to plunge into another set of seekers when i have Universe Starscream, Classics Skywarp, and Generations Thundercracker. I do prefer the different wing designs of the 3 I have. It gives them a little more character
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1429807)
Posted by xyl360 on October 12th, 2012 @ 10:04pm CDT
Mkall wrote:
xyl360 wrote:I may get these. I do like the metallic paint. Gotta wait to see what the cost is first though.

Indeed. Right now I have Henkei Starscream, Classics Skywarp and Generations Thundercracker as my main three. It would be nice to have a unified set of 3

Man, I have Henkei Starscream, Henkei Skywarp (after forever using the Classics one, finally grabbed a Henkei a while back, those cost a bit these days :() and Generations Thundercracker (not sure if this new one will top him or not, I love that dark blue on the Generations version).

I've got Universe Classics 2.0 Starscream, but after painting the orange parts red (like they should be, Damn you Hasbro!!! :P), I put him on my Beast Wars shelf. He stands just behind Waspinator (Possession ;)).
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1429909)
Posted by Rated X on October 13th, 2012 @ 9:16am CDT
Skywarps non painted fists connected to his metallic painted wrists look horrible. Im glad I got the Henkei 3, even though they cost me $250. Back then they were gold before Generations and CHMS. Lets see how they do the coneheads. The only one Henkei got right was Ramjet.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1429928)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 13th, 2012 @ 10:46am CDT
So, when can we expect the older versions to hit EBay once the boxset is released? >:oP
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1431048)
Posted by Sodan-1 on October 16th, 2012 @ 4:25pm CDT
At that preliminary price, not a chance.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... icture=out
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1431104)
Posted by DevastaTTor on October 16th, 2012 @ 6:25pm CDT
$170 for these is crazy talk. I feel sorry for the completionists out there.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1431147)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on October 16th, 2012 @ 8:05pm CDT
:lol: No ****ing way.
When all I want is skywarp, this is not nearly worth it given ebay.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1431254)
Posted by xyl360 on October 17th, 2012 @ 4:47am CDT
Sodan-1 wrote:At that preliminary price, not a chance.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... icture=out

Preordered, just as a placeholder. A lot of time between now and January, but if the price doesn't drop, then my preorder will ;).
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1431296)
Posted by Mkall on October 17th, 2012 @ 9:19am CDT
xyl360 wrote:
Sodan-1 wrote:At that preliminary price, not a chance.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... icture=out

Preordered, just as a placeholder. A lot of time between now and January, but if the price doesn't drop, then my preorder will ;).

TFSource has them for $130 which seems a better price for the set. I'm guessing today or tomorrow BBTS will bring their listing in line.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1431341)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on October 17th, 2012 @ 12:09pm CDT
Got all six seekers already. Way too spicy for me, to boot.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1431356)
Posted by bossman328 on October 17th, 2012 @ 12:56pm CDT
That is a crazy price for 3 deluxe figures. I will just get skywarp from ebay. I paid less than that for 3 mp thundercrackers during TRU's buy 2 get 1 free sale a couple weeks ago.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1431357)
Posted by gothsaurus on October 17th, 2012 @ 1:02pm CDT
Ha! Way to put it into perspective. You got three MASTERPIECE seekers for less. Touché. :BOWDOWN:
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1432131)
Posted by Dagon on October 19th, 2012 @ 1:18pm CDT
xyl360 wrote:
I've got Universe Classics 2.0 Starscream, but after painting the orange parts red (like they should be, Damn you Hasbro!!! :P), I put him on my Beast Wars shelf. He stands just behind Waspinator (Possession ;)).



That is such a cool idea!
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1432154)
Posted by SJ21 on October 19th, 2012 @ 2:02pm CDT
I have the Hasbro seekers already. I am good.

$170 is too much money for three deluxe figures. That is just a silly number.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1432620)
Posted by Breakdown 2099 on October 21st, 2012 @ 7:35am CDT
SJ21 wrote:I have the Hasbro seekers already. I am good.

$170 is too much money for three deluxe figures. That is just a silly number.



Most definitely. Go eat a fat one Transformers Asia.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1432743)
Posted by craggy on October 21st, 2012 @ 6:46pm CDT
after working out the price in British Pounds, from the pre-order on TFSource, I don't actually think the price is all that bad. Well, at least when compared to ebay prices for some of the individual bots.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1433058)
Posted by Swindle01 on October 23rd, 2012 @ 7:12am CDT
you could have gotten the HENKEI seekers from kotoys for about £12 each...$120+ for 3 seekers? yeah no thanks....rip off extreme
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1433702)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on October 25th, 2012 @ 5:39am CDT
This morning brings us images of the second set of Asian exclusive seekers set from Transformersasia.com. This set is called Deluxe Seeker Set Elite and contains Ramjet, Dirge and Thrust. You can see the first set Deluxe Seeker Set Ace here.

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Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1433708)
Posted by Daveyi777 on October 25th, 2012 @ 5:53am CDT
Shit. I really hope these Seeker sets see an EU, specifically UK release. Dread to think what they will do to my wallet otherwise... :sad:
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1433709)
Posted by ausbot on October 25th, 2012 @ 5:57am CDT
Rainmaker set please.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1433711)
Posted by CBratetron on October 25th, 2012 @ 6:07am CDT
The conehead seekers look nice. Not simply a marked-up repaint that everyone was expecting.
Still not sure I'd pay $130-170 (TFSource or BBTS price reference?) for the set though (assuming this set is similarly priced.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1433717)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on October 25th, 2012 @ 6:35am CDT
Kind of undecided with these recent Seeker sets. On the one hand, I'd love to get a complete set of Seekers. But on the other hand, I hate the articulation issues on these figures. Plus, they don't scale well with my MP/Generations Neo-G1 collection.

I'll probably have to stick with TT's V2 MP Seekers to complete my seeker collection.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1433720)
Posted by bkz on October 25th, 2012 @ 6:47am CDT
Well this mold aged really quickly. I would prefer the thrust rotf mold for the conehead seekers with remolded feet, then I would have been all over this set.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1433723)
Posted by Counterpunch on October 25th, 2012 @ 6:55am CDT
Ramjet needs more chrome.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1433733)
Posted by mooncake623 on October 25th, 2012 @ 7:52am CDT
These are ruining the value of my Seekers!!!!!!

HAHAH JK Rainmakers next!! :grin:
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1433738)
Posted by xyl360 on October 25th, 2012 @ 8:21am CDT
Damn. I'll probably be getting these too *looks over at wallet* "Ouch, help meeeeeee!!!!"
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1433745)
Posted by Rated X on October 25th, 2012 @ 8:56am CDT
Pass. The chrome looks so wrong on Thrust and Ramjet in jet modes. Can I just buy Dirges wings and put them on my dirge ? :-?
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1433756)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 25th, 2012 @ 9:44am CDT
DO they have chrome? I thought it was just glossy paint. :???:

And are those Con symbols... decals? :shock:
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Deluxe Seeker Set Ace (1433761)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on October 25th, 2012 @ 10:03am CDT
They don't seem to have chome. Just shiny paint and Photoshop.

These are good for the guys who missed 'em. The mold's still decent ... it's the best representation of their G1 selves we've ever got for their price point.

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