Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight
Friday, January 25th, 2013 4:31PM CSTCategory: Toy News
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Posted by Sabrblade on January 25th, 2013 @ 4:37pm CST
Posted by xyl360 on January 25th, 2013 @ 4:41pm CST
I find it annoying that Hasbro has to Photoshop their toys to make them look like robots and Takara just uses paint. Oh well, pricey I guess, but worth it (for me).
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 25th, 2013 @ 4:45pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Air Raid, not Fireflight.
The "Fireflight" trademark can't be used by Hasbro anymore, hence the name change. "Firestrike" is the substitute name, but I can see why Hasbro isn't using it for homaging G1 characters.
And Air Raid is looking gorgeous!
Posted by RAcast on January 25th, 2013 @ 4:47pm CST
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 25th, 2013 @ 4:49pm CST
RAcast wrote:So Hasbo does Fireflight and dubs him Air Raid and Takara does Air Raid and calls him Fireflight. That's pretty hilarious actually.
It's Air Raid for both markets. Some people just wanna stick to older incorrect names.
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on January 25th, 2013 @ 5:21pm CST
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 25th, 2013 @ 5:31pm CST
Too bad I won't be importing anything for a while.
Sabrblade wrote:Air Raid, not Fireflight.
Google Translate says its "Airlaid."
Posted by Mindmaster on January 25th, 2013 @ 5:44pm CST
Kickback's deco isn't much of an improvement, so still looking into getting the American release.
As much as I like that Ultra Magnus, I like me some Generation 1-cartoon accuracy, so... no contest.
If I am to get Sideswipe, it would only be for the gun to give Ultra Magnus when I get him. Therefore, pass for this release.
Fireflight is... questionable.
Posted by Sinnertwin on January 25th, 2013 @ 5:49pm CST
Posted by Cybertronus on January 25th, 2013 @ 6:57pm CST
Posted by JackStraw on January 25th, 2013 @ 7:15pm CST
I love the blocky OP/Magnus toy, much more so as Magnus. The hot pink is questionable. I have the has bro version and he's cool. Shame he's so teeny tiny.
Posted by Sodan-1 on January 25th, 2013 @ 10:09pm CST
Posted by Flux Convoy on January 25th, 2013 @ 10:23pm CST
Posted by KNM2012 on January 25th, 2013 @ 10:32pm CST
Oh... And for those disputing the "Fireflight" name, the only store that says it is Air Raid is Toy Hobby Market. However, BBTS and TFsource are two stores (as examples) that were informed that it would be Fireflight. So unless TOMY changed their mind, I will not be discussing nor disputing what name they originally announced.
Posted by STngAR on January 26th, 2013 @ 9:30am CST
Posted by Nemesis Destron on January 26th, 2013 @ 9:57am CST
Fireflight (just saying it for the hell of it ) on the other hand looks too damn bad to be good. I think I'll get this awesome repaint, re-name it making it an honorary .
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 26th, 2013 @ 10:05am CST
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:Oh... And for those disputing the "Fireflight" name, the only store that says it is Air Raid is Toy Hobby Market. However, BBTS and TFsource are two stores (as examples) that were informed that it would be Fireflight. So unless TOMY changed their mind, I will not be discussing nor disputing what name they originally announced.
Takaratomy's site, Toy Hobby Market, amazon.co.jp, e-Hobby and other Japanese stores all say エアレイド (eareido), Air Raid. English language stores have the tendency to stick with original announced names, BBTS especially is notorious for faulty translations. However, ToyArena has it listed as Air Raid, and Robot Kingdom has both names.
Posted by mooncake623 on January 26th, 2013 @ 11:58am CST
Posted by Flux Convoy on January 26th, 2013 @ 12:11pm CST
STngAR wrote:I was never a fan of the shiny paint. IMO they would look nicer without the use of the shiny paint.
I couldn't disagree more. I have all of the figures from the last game and they're stunning in hand. Soundwave especially is so much nicer than the Hasbro version.
Posted by kirbenvost on January 26th, 2013 @ 4:20pm CST
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 26th, 2013 @ 4:25pm CST
kirbenvost wrote:Starscream, you so sexy! But...is his head blue? That's odd.
Not really. His head is also blue in the game.