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New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp

Transformers News: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 10:02AM CST

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Site sponsor TFsource dropped by to let us know of two new Takara Tomy Transformers Generations listings, TG-17 Blaster with Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp! Pre-orders for each are available at the links below.

Takara Tomy just announced the following items now up for preorder at TFsource:

Transformers Generations Japan - TG17 Fall of Cybertron - Blaster & Steeljaw
Transformers Generations Japan - TG18 Fall of Cybertron - Skywarp

The Japanese doesn’t say anything that interesting. Just that the Blaster is using the US version coloring in the images, which will vary on the Japanese version. The Skywarp says the coloring will be like the skywarp colors shown in the illustration, but the form of the Starscream toy. Pretty obvious stuff… both set for a May release!


New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp

New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp
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Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444067)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 4th, 2012 @ 10:19am CST
Hope Hasbro releases their own Skywarp.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444078)
Posted by Homerjay14522 on December 4th, 2012 @ 10:37am CST
Sabrblade wrote:Hope Hasbro releases their own Skywarp.


Agreed, followed by Thundercracker. I mean come on, if they are gonna re-do the Combaticons as the Wreckers.....
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444098)
Posted by kirbenvost on December 4th, 2012 @ 10:56am CST
I guess I better preorder Skywarp just in case. At least he's not an exclusive.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444100)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 4th, 2012 @ 10:59am CST
Skywarp was awesome in WFC. I was disappointed when he didn't make an appearance (rather, an official one). A Thundercracker repaint would be the cream of the crop!
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444105)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on December 4th, 2012 @ 11:06am CST
Oh look another skywarp that will be an exclusive.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444110)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 4th, 2012 @ 11:08am CST
Doubledealer93 wrote:Oh look another skywarp that will be an exclusive.


They haven't said anything about it being an exlusive yet. This could be regular retail for all we know.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444127)
Posted by Flashwave on December 4th, 2012 @ 11:55am CST
Since i am the only oneore interested in Blaster than Warp, hasbro did show us theirs at SDCC, right? Ordo i need to jump on that one?
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444130)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 4th, 2012 @ 12:04pm CST
Flashwave wrote:Since i am the only oneore interested in Blaster than Warp, hasbro did show us theirs at SDCC, right? Ordo i need to jump on that one?


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Does this answer you question?
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444141)
Posted by YoungPrime on December 4th, 2012 @ 12:38pm CST
Wow....looks like Hasbro's playing this game with the Seekers again....

Should I even participate with buying Starscream? He is a little small.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444146)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 4th, 2012 @ 12:46pm CST
YoungPrime wrote:Wow....looks like Hasbro's playing this game with the Seekers again....

Should I even participate with buying Starscream? He is a little small.


He's a little taller than FOC optimus Prime/Ultra Magnus, so.... >:oP
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444148)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 4th, 2012 @ 12:50pm CST
YoungPrime wrote:Wow....looks like Hasbro's playing this game with the Seekers again....
This is Takara, not Hasbro.

YoungPrime wrote:Should I even participate with buying Starscream? He is a little small.
The mold's about the same size as (if not a smidge taller than) the Classics Seeker mold.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444168)
Posted by RiddlerJ on December 4th, 2012 @ 1:30pm CST
Seeker Frustration officially begins... :sad:
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444197)
Posted by Agamemnon on December 4th, 2012 @ 3:14pm CST
I wonder if they would consider a slight re-mold of the tail section. In WfC, Skywarp and Starscream had triangular tail except when turbo flying, when the tail would split to a Y. Thundercracker was the opposite with a Y tail and a triangle when turbo. It would be cool to see the Y tail configuration in one of the character toys...
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444219)
Posted by Slashercon on December 4th, 2012 @ 4:31pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
YoungPrime wrote:Wow....looks like Hasbro's playing this game with the Seekers again....
This is Takara, not Hasbro.

I think he was referring more to the fact that we almost never get all of the seekers (at least the three "important" ones) on retail release in the US. It honestly boggles my mind.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444228)
Posted by XDMan on December 4th, 2012 @ 4:58pm CST
Blaster: Well, don't ask about the G1 version's scale, since Diaclone and Microchange didn't go together at that time! >:oP

Skywarp: Get TC, and we get the Year 1 seekers!
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444231)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 4th, 2012 @ 5:02pm CST
XDMan wrote:Blaster: Well, don't ask about the G1 version's scale, since Diaclone and Microchange didn't go together at that time! >:oP
Even though Blaster and Soundwave were both Micro Change toy molds.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444243)
Posted by Blurrz on December 4th, 2012 @ 5:26pm CST
RIP Skywarp.

Never seeing a domestic main line release ever again.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444301)
Posted by First-Aid on December 5th, 2012 @ 12:29am CST
OKay, I blame all of you who are buying this figure for the endless stream of repaints of various characters over the years. If you had actually demanded original molds for each character, we may not have an endless parade of repains...

..that being said...

...GIMME. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444323)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 5th, 2012 @ 8:23am CST
First-Aid wrote:OKay, I blame all of you who are buying this figure for the endless stream of repaints of various characters over the years. If you had actually demanded original molds for each character, we may not have an endless parade of repains...

..that being said...

...GIMME. :BANG_HEAD:
Why would anyone want an original mold when this is what he looks like in the games?
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444360)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 5th, 2012 @ 10:59am CST
Agamemnon wrote:I wonder if they would consider a slight re-mold of the tail section. In WfC, Skywarp and Starscream had triangular tail except when turbo flying, when the tail would split to a Y. Thundercracker was the opposite with a Y tail and a triangle when turbo. It would be cool to see the Y tail configuration in one of the character toys...


Um, all of their tailfins made a triangular shape when boosting in jet mode/split and angled in halves when hovering.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444415)
Posted by Agamemnon on December 5th, 2012 @ 2:41pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
Agamemnon wrote:I wonder if they would consider a slight re-mold of the tail section. In WfC, Skywarp and Starscream had triangular tail except when turbo flying, when the tail would split to a Y. Thundercracker was the opposite with a Y tail and a triangle when turbo. It would be cool to see the Y tail configuration in one of the character toys...


Um, all of their tailfins made a triangular shape when boosting in jet mode/split and angled in halves when hovering.


I'm virtually certain, in story mode at least, that Thundercracker was opposite. When I get home I'll see if I can take some screenshots.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444429)
Posted by kirbenvost on December 5th, 2012 @ 3:54pm CST
WTF, why are the Japanese FOC toys so expensive? Arms Micron deluxes aren't so bad, but almost $40 for a FOC deluxe? That's ridiculous. I was going to preorder Skywarp until I saw that. And my local shop is charging the same. These import prices are getting ridiculous. Looks like my import days are over. I hope Hasbro gets their act together soon and starts releasing some of these characters.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444436)
Posted by Agamemnon on December 5th, 2012 @ 4:43pm CST
kirbenvost wrote:WTF, why are the Japanese FOC toys so expensive? Arms Micron deluxes aren't so bad, but almost $40 for a FOC deluxe? That's ridiculous. I was going to preorder Skywarp until I saw that. And my local shop is charging the same. These import prices are getting ridiculous. Looks like my import days are over. I hope Hasbro gets their act together soon and starts releasing some of these characters.

Import prices or supply and demand? $40 might get some to purchase just one or a couple, rather than all 20 in stock at $15.

Just a thought... I know BBTS has a tendency to charge higher for the short-packed singles in a case.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444484)
Posted by Agamemnon on December 5th, 2012 @ 10:25pm CST
Agamemnon wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Agamemnon wrote:I wonder if they would consider a slight re-mold of the tail section. In WfC, Skywarp and Starscream had triangular tail except when turbo flying, when the tail would split to a Y. Thundercracker was the opposite with a Y tail and a triangle when turbo. It would be cool to see the Y tail configuration in one of the character toys...


Um, all of their tailfins made a triangular shape when boosting in jet mode/split and angled in halves when hovering.


I'm virtually certain, in story mode at least, that Thundercracker was opposite. When I get home I'll see if I can take some screenshots.

Okay, I had a sec to play WfC tonite and take some pics. The first one as Starscream is all that is needed, but if you want, I can post pics of all 3 Seekers in both hover and boost flight modes.

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I'm playing here as Starscream in the middle with Thundercracker on the left. I did get it backward. Starscream and Skywarp have split tails in hover and triangle when turbo, and Thundercracker is Triangle in hover and split in turbo.

All this to say that I'd love to see a split tail remold on a Thundercracker re-paint. It looks fairly easy to do. :grin:
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444781)
Posted by Powered Convoy on December 7th, 2012 @ 7:55am CST
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444784)
Posted by El Duque on December 7th, 2012 @ 8:02am CST
Toys"R"Us Japan has posted images of the recently announced Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-17 Blaster with Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp. We know that Hasbro plans to release Blaster, but Skywarp's domestic release status remains unknown. Check out the images mirrored below.

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Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444790)
Posted by RiddlerJ on December 7th, 2012 @ 8:27am CST
Shouldn't Skywarp be more black?
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444791)
Posted by Powered Convoy on December 7th, 2012 @ 8:30am CST
RiddlerJ wrote:Shouldn't Skywarp be more black?


He looks to use the same shiny dark metallic gray that Kickback uses. Not as black as previous versions.

Randy
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444792)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on December 7th, 2012 @ 8:31am CST
RiddlerJ wrote:Shouldn't Skywarp be more black?


He's not the first Skywarp to be purple:

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If anything, should Hasbro release a black Skywarp, he can be a (very expensive) troop builder :lol:
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444794)
Posted by PaxCybertron82 on December 7th, 2012 @ 8:36am CST
Anyone else find it adorable that Steeljaw has a silver nose?

I've got Ravage right in front of me, and I must say, I'm excited to get Steeljaw and Ramhorn. I really hope they make Overkill and Slugfest.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444799)
Posted by Homerjay14522 on December 7th, 2012 @ 8:42am CST
Here's hoping he and a Thundercracker are both coming to the US. Still kinda surprised they didn't do these for the 1st game.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444801)
Posted by PaxCybertron82 on December 7th, 2012 @ 8:49am CST
I hope so. Skywarp looks great. I'm truly surprised they didn't appear in FOC, but I hope that doesn't have any baring on Hasbro redeco'ing them. (Or Fan Pub for 2014 Botcon!)
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444805)
Posted by rpetras on December 7th, 2012 @ 9:02am CST
Purple Skywarp = saving me money.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444806)
Posted by PaxCybertron82 on December 7th, 2012 @ 9:06am CST
rpetras wrote:Purple Skywarp = saving me money.


I noticed that too..he is really more Purple than Black. Maybe if Hasbro decides to jump on this wagon, they'll reverse the color palate a bit.

That being said, I don't hate the purple at all. :CON: :CON: :CON:
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444834)
Posted by President-prime on December 7th, 2012 @ 10:35am CST
Steel jaw looks like a cat. Not tough enough. Ravage is Gina destroy him. Although ravage uses the same mold. I guess he looks like a cat too. Damn! A black and yellow cat. Awful mold. Blaster does look nice. Better use of mold than soundwave
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444837)
Posted by PaxCybertron82 on December 7th, 2012 @ 10:39am CST
President-prime wrote:Steel jaw looks like a cat. Not tough enough. Ravage is Gina destroy him. Although ravage uses the same mold. I guess he looks like a cat too. Damn! A black and yellow cat. Awful mold. Blaster does look nice. Better use of mold than soundwave


www.paxcybertron.wordpress.com - you can see what I did with the mold on my site here - makes him more compact, fills in the body a bit, but you lose the tail. For Ravage it works, he looks a bit like his War Within design. Not sure if it'll work for Steeljaw though.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444838)
Posted by PaxCybertron82 on December 7th, 2012 @ 10:41am CST
Also, I'd point out that...they were always a black and yellow cat...
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444843)
Posted by Kibble on December 7th, 2012 @ 10:54am CST
rpetras wrote:Purple Skywarp = saving me money.


That is pretty lame. I'll probably pick it up if they do one here at retail...if the mold doesn't totally suck, but the order for the import has officially been canceled.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444846)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 7th, 2012 @ 10:58am CST
Pretty sure Skywarp's wings aren't purple... >:oP

..but whatever, he's pretty sweet. If he gets a domestic release, definitely going to pounce on him, then pray for a Thundercracker to go along with him and Starscream.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444848)
Posted by President-prime on December 7th, 2012 @ 11:08am CST
Wait! I thought Ravage is more of a pantor (ok fine, a panthor is a cat) and steeljaw is a dog.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444850)
Posted by PaxCybertron82 on December 7th, 2012 @ 11:12am CST
President-prime wrote:Wait! I thought Ravage is more of a pantor (ok fine, a panthor is a cat) and steeljaw is a dog.


I....I can't tell if you're joking or not.

*sigh*...I'll take the bait - Steeljaw is a Lion.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444853)
Posted by Gearslide on December 7th, 2012 @ 11:20am CST
Of all the Skywarp incarnations, the WFC/FOC Skywarp is supposed to have the least amount of purple in his palette. Except maybe for some obscure minicon I'm forgetting about. This thing looks like a generic Seeker from the G1 cartoon.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444854)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 7th, 2012 @ 11:21am CST
ViperEye82 wrote:
President-prime wrote:Wait! I thought Ravage is more of a pantor (ok fine, a panthor is a cat) and steeljaw is a dog.


I....I can't tell if you're joking or not.

*sigh*...I'll take the bait - Steeljaw is a Lion.


Ravage is a panther, Steeljaw is a lion. Come on now, this isn't RIBFIR. Ain't rocket science either. >:oP
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444855)
Posted by PaxCybertron82 on December 7th, 2012 @ 11:23am CST
I.e. Both cats.

Also, did you mean RIRFIB? (lol...sigh..kidding..sorta..)
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444858)
Posted by Flakmaster on December 7th, 2012 @ 11:48am CST
That Skywarp figure is beautiful. It may become my first Takara purchase should I be able to get it for less than $50.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444870)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on December 7th, 2012 @ 12:21pm CST
skywarp is really nice, but not worth the money to import nice though.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444877)
Posted by Powered Convoy on December 7th, 2012 @ 12:46pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:Pretty sure Skywarp's wings aren't purple... >:oP


In the game they are.

Randy
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444896)
Posted by Blurrz on December 7th, 2012 @ 2:01pm CST
Ugh... Skywarp looks more like the Purple Starscream clone than his WFC self.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444905)
Posted by paul053 on December 7th, 2012 @ 2:35pm CST
I kind of want the Blaster but not the voyager class one....................
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444912)
Posted by Samsonator on December 7th, 2012 @ 2:57pm CST
I am amazed by how... Blaster... that Blaster looks... Far better than the last time a Soundwave mold was used to make Blaster. I cannot wait to add him to my shelf (to replace that previously mentioned Soundwave repaint)

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