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Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 3:24PM CST

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Courtesy of the CyberGundam blog we have the Transformers related scans from the latest issue of Hyper Hobby. Nothing we haven't already seen at some point:

  • Transformers Generations TG-01 Optimus Prime and TG-02 Autobot Jazz
  • Transformers Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave with Laserbeak and a packaging shot of MP-14 Red Alert
  • The BeCool Assortment

Hyper Hobby Scans
Credit(s): Cybergundam Blog
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Re: Hyper Hobby Scans (1445894)
Posted by gothsaurus on December 11th, 2012 @ 5:06pm CST
They look way too similar to the USA versions... or am I seeing something wrong here? Hmmmmm.
Re: Hyper Hobby Scans (1445909)
Posted by Poyguimogul on December 11th, 2012 @ 5:44pm CST
the scan is grainy, but that doesn't effect it enough to hide the fact that those are both USA version Jazz.
Re: Hyper Hobby Scans (1445922)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on December 11th, 2012 @ 7:27pm CST
More than a little disappointed with Jazz. Basically, all he's got is a more accurate tone of blue and extra paint apps on the sides of his alt mode. The headlights and front grill engine parts are still bare plastic with no metal paint, and no energon glow paint apps.

Even the tail lights are unpainted.

No way I'm paying Takara prices for this.
Re: Hyper Hobby Scans (1446044)
Posted by gothsaurus on December 12th, 2012 @ 8:39am CST
Yeah, I can't imagine a day where I might be buying both versions... and still am unhappy with them enough to buy a third just to PAINT it better. Groan.
Re: Hyper Hobby Scans (1446141)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on December 12th, 2012 @ 6:27pm CST
gothsaurus wrote:Yeah, I can't imagine a day where I might be buying both versions... and still am unhappy with them enough to buy a third just to PAINT it better. Groan.


Either way, I DID buy the Hasbro version to practice my airbrushing on, and it was precisely because he lacked paint apps that made him a perfect candidate...as well as being cheaper than the average Gundam MG model kit.

Takara's just not enough of an improvement to warrant importing. If I'm going to be repainting the toy anyway, I can easily add those extra paint apps myself.