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TG-17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp Images

Transformers News: TG-17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp Images

Friday, December 7th, 2012 8:03AM CST

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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.

Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp

Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp

Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp

Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp

Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp

Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp
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Re: TG-17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp Images (1444790)
Posted by RiddlerJ on December 7th, 2012 @ 8:27am CST
Shouldn't Skywarp be more black?
Re: TG-17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp Images (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: TG-17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp Images (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:

Image

If anything, should Hasbro release a black Skywarp, he can be a (very expensive) troop builder :lol:
Re: TG-17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp Images (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: TG-17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp Images (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: TG-17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp Images (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: TG-17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp Images (1444805)
Posted by rpetras on December 7th, 2012 @ 9:02am CST
Purple Skywarp = saving me money.
Re: TG-17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp Images (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: TG-17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp Images (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: TG-17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp Images (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: TG-17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp Images (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: TG-17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp Images (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: TG-17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp Images (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: TG-17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp Images (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: TG-17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp Images (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: TG-17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp Images (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: TG-17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp Images (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: TG-17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp Images (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: TG-17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp Images (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: TG-17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp Images (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: TG-17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp Images (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: TG-17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp Images (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: TG-17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp Images (1444905)
Posted by paul053 on December 7th, 2012 @ 2:35pm CST
I kind of want the Blaster but not the voyager class one....................
Re: TG-17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp Images (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)
Re: TG-17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp Images (1444920)
Posted by kirbenvost on December 7th, 2012 @ 3:24pm CST
Blaster looks pretty amazing. I only hope Hasbro's looks nearly this good. It's amazing what a slight remold can do. And the size difference when compared to WFC Soundwave is actually kinda reminiscent of the G1 toys. I'll still be picking up FoC Soundwave for the gimmick (and Laserbeak), but it does give me a case for keeping the deluxe. All these versions of the same character in different size classes are really messing with the organization of my collection. :S

Skywarp looks nice. I do wish he had more black but he still looks pretty great. I doubt I will be willing to pay import prices for him still though.

Oh, and I've said it before, but I still think the Ravage/Steeljaw mold looks more like a honey badger. :lol:
Re: TG-17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp Images (1444981)
Posted by XDMan on December 7th, 2012 @ 8:30pm CST
Skywarp is more of a purple clone.
Re: TG-17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp Images (1445213)
Posted by Bounti76 on December 9th, 2012 @ 1:02am CST
I realize that due to ALL the "Cassette"-bots all turning into the same thing, they had to get creative with the different transformations, but I just cannot get past how AWFUL the Steeljaw/Ravage mold is. :SICK: :SICK: :SICK: It's a jumble of parts with tiny legs and (in Ravage's case) an oddly shaped head sticking out.
Re: TG-17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp Images (1445723)
Posted by MasterSoundBlaster on December 11th, 2012 @ 12:21am CST
Skywarp doesn't seem right to me...I've been looking at the CG rendering in the game and they are pretty much the same, but something is still VERY off to me...
Re: TG-17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp Images (1445724)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 11th, 2012 @ 12:24am CST
MasterSoundBlaster wrote:Skywarp doesn't seem right to me...I've been looking at the CG rendering in the game and they are pretty much the same, but something is still VERY off to me...
It's the toy's gunmetal gray. It needs to be closer to black to better match the game model.
Re: TG-17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp Images (1445730)
Posted by MasterSoundBlaster on December 11th, 2012 @ 12:42am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
MasterSoundBlaster wrote:Skywarp doesn't seem right to me...I've been looking at the CG rendering in the game and they are pretty much the same, but something is still VERY off to me...
It's the toy's gunmetal gray. It needs to be closer to black to better match the game model.

...You know looking at it now,I think you're right. I wouldn't mind the gun metal gray if only his thighs,upper arms,and hands were the same black as his head and the grey on his chest was whiter.

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