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Thursday, October 4th, 2012 8:28AM CDT

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Courtesy of the Planet Iacon facebook page we an image of what could be artwork for an upcoming Asian exclusive box set of Classic Seekers. The art features all six Seekers and has the bears the Transformers Asia watermark at the top of the image. Chalk this one up as a rumor until confirmed, but this does seem to fall in line with their model of reissuing older releases with updated decos into the Asian market. Check out the artwork below.

Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.
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Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1426657)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 4th, 2012 @ 8:57am CDT
Hope Sywarp will be available soon! :APPLAUSE:
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1426663)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 4th, 2012 @ 9:05am CDT
I can imagine Skywarp and Ramjet possibly being redecos. The rest might just be straight re-releases of their previous Universe and Generations decos.
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1426669)
Posted by Tigertrack on October 4th, 2012 @ 9:24am CDT
Cool idea. What might be cooler? The rainmakers, and or genericon seekerbots.
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1426670)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on October 4th, 2012 @ 9:30am CDT
Agreed; after seeing that our next Constructicon reissue has a new noggin that makes me feel better about passing up CrazyDevy's upgrades, I was kind of hoping some sort of exclusive seeker set would include Rainmakers and a lot more orange and purple. Now THAT, I would buy to make my army even bigger; this looks like 6 guys I pretty much have already, though some of us missing 1 or 2 could probably justify getting the whole set just to fill their gap.

I mean, the recent explosion of Knock-Offs of original 3rd party sculpts only makes an existing moral minefield even more tangled, but the official companies actually learning from 3rd parties and KO-meisters and incorporating their ideas into reissues wouldn't exactly be theft, but rather 2 wrongs making a right, right? Come on, masterpiece dino-combiner cassettes, don't let last year's s#!t-storm and sacrifice have been all for nothing...
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1426671)
Posted by PaxCybertron82 on October 4th, 2012 @ 9:33am CDT
All I really need is a slightly better version of Skywarp than my KO, which is still pretty good.

I'd consider getting this just to keep them in the box, but it depends on price, which I can only assume will be astronomical.
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1426673)
Posted by triKlops on October 4th, 2012 @ 9:34am CDT
tigertracks 24 wrote:Cool idea. What might be cooler? The rainmakers, and or genericon seekerbots.


agreed on this!!
the set is pretty damn cool but that would be a kick up to the next level!
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1426681)
Posted by Powered Convoy on October 4th, 2012 @ 9:53am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I can imagine Skywarp and Ramjet possibly being redecos. The rest might just be straight re-releases of their previous Universe and Generations decos.


They all look like they're going to be heavily based on the cartoon.

Starscream - slightly different details and (likely) shades then the Henkei figure (no chrome?)
Thundercracker - slightly different details and (likely) shades then the Henkei figure (no chrome?)
Skywarp - different color purple, purple arm cannons (instead of partly black) and purple shoulders.
Ramjet - red wings like Henkei (presumably), all gray fists, white forearms, gray waist and upper legs. Presumably he'd have white feet.
Dirge - tan wings, all gray fists, gray forearms, gray waist and upper legs. Presumably his feet would be gray too (but that seems a bit unlikely due to the mold break down).
Thrust - I pray for white or silver wings. Based on the picture he has all gray fists, gray forearms, red waist and upper legs. His feet should be red but if his forearms are gray that might not be true.

All the coneheads look to have blue windows.

Randy
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1426685)
Posted by PaxCybertron82 on October 4th, 2012 @ 9:56am CDT
Where are you seeing these images?
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1426689)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on October 4th, 2012 @ 10:03am CDT
So... Apparently this is a boxed set of al 6 figues. Damn, I don't want to even think of the price.


I doubt its popularity, since most collectors would at least have a few seekers already...

*My Seekers are all Knock Offs.*
:-$
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1426693)
Posted by datguy86 on October 4th, 2012 @ 10:12am CDT
Awesome. I would love to see this mentality in the US, with like $20 seeker 3 packs or something. Or using Vehicons, or Autotroopers.
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1426716)
Posted by kirbenvost on October 4th, 2012 @ 11:05am CDT
How do we know it's not just some really good fan art?
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1426734)
Posted by FortMacs on October 4th, 2012 @ 11:52am CDT
Already have all the classic seekers so not to intrested in this. Wish they would do Generic seekers instead. Id love to have an army of them i didnt have to repaint myself :)
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1426736)
Posted by RiddlerJ on October 4th, 2012 @ 11:53am CDT
Give us a Generation 2 Starscream :P
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1426739)
Posted by Megatron000 on October 4th, 2012 @ 11:58am CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:Give us a Generation 2 Starscream :P


YES!!! Totally agree. G2 Starscream is one of my favorites
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1426754)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 4th, 2012 @ 12:42pm CDT
2012 is definitely not a good year for my wallet. :-(
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1426764)
Posted by Powered Convoy on October 4th, 2012 @ 1:07pm CDT
ViperEye82 wrote:Where are you seeing these images?


I'm not, I'm making presumptions based on the art in this thread.
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1426781)
Posted by Anonymous. on October 4th, 2012 @ 2:02pm CDT
kirbenvost wrote:How do we know it's not just some really good fan art?


'Cause I admin Planet Iacon :D
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1426788)
Posted by gothsaurus on October 4th, 2012 @ 2:32pm CDT
The G2 Starscream is a pretty solid match for that hot-pink USA version. The only thing it lacked was the camo stickers. Maybe ReproLabels will come through with some of those.

Our G2 lineup could stand for a Starscream, since we already have a G2 Ramjet, Megatron, Prime, Jazz...

Oh yeah, and I'd love to see a mainstream G2 Classics Sideswipe release. :sad:
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1426793)
Posted by RiddlerJ on October 4th, 2012 @ 2:53pm CDT
gothsaurus wrote:The G2 Starscream is a pretty solid match for that hot-pink USA version. The only thing it lacked was the camo stickers. Maybe ReproLabels will come through with some of those.

Our G2 lineup could stand for a Starscream, since we already have a G2 Ramjet, Megatron, Prime, Jazz...

Oh yeah, and I'd love to see a mainstream G2 Classics Sideswipe release. :sad:


He needs to have the white helmet and black face like the Pretender and Action Master had.
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1426797)
Posted by helli0n on October 4th, 2012 @ 3:09pm CDT
I just want that box for the Seekers I already have. :lol:
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1426801)
Posted by gothsaurus on October 4th, 2012 @ 3:23pm CDT
Whaaaaa. How did I never notice that those two had inverted color schemes on screamer's head!? :BOOM: Stop blowing my MIND!!!

And you're right. comparing the three, ole G2 starscream does indeed have very white head sides and black face.

Cripes, I'm gonna repaint my Classics head to match... and do some camo wings. :-?
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1426812)
Posted by NTESHFT on October 4th, 2012 @ 3:40pm CDT
I may be a sucker for the seekers, but this one I'll pass on. I already have those from Hasbro (including the second Starscream, with coronation outfit), and the Henkie ghost of Starscream. No need in buying them again. Now if they would get around to a Sunstorm............
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1426823)
Posted by gothsaurus on October 4th, 2012 @ 3:51pm CDT
My favorite was actually that lavender seeker. I'd been wanting one of those since DAY ONE when I watched that three-part debut show. Come on Hasbro. They're troop builders!!! Heck. They could issue a box set with each seeker mold as a lavender guy, and I'd buy them again.

Has/Tak: Do it!! Awesome eHobby or Botcon or TFCC set!!! Four new jets. Four new characters and bios to write.
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1426853)
Posted by XDMan on October 4th, 2012 @ 5:04pm CDT
Looks expensive, but so goddamn awesome! Anyway:

Seekers, superior.
Endless Bumblebees, inferior.
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1426862)
Posted by r3devi7 on October 4th, 2012 @ 5:36pm CDT
Literally just finished the Org. 3 Mp Seekers today... Guess I have something new to pursue. Awaiting pics!
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1426877)
Posted by Stormrider on October 4th, 2012 @ 6:06pm CDT
Hasbro really has butchered the concept of collecting exclusives. What is the point for collectors to buy exclusives if similar ones will be released later?
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1426888)
Posted by craggy on October 4th, 2012 @ 6:25pm CDT
I'd be tempted. If the price isn't ridiculous, and Ramjet and Skywarp are nice, and Starscream is more like the Universe or Henkei ones than the original Classics release. Pretty happy with my Gen Dirge, Thurst and Cracker. If they're all pretty toon accurate, I might bite.

Wouldn't mind a set of generic purple/lavender Seekers as well. Hasbro's done troop builder multipacks in the GI Joe and Star Wars lines for years. Admittedly there are less opportunities in the TF franchise (the WFC and FOC games notwithstanding) but there are the plain Seekers, Rainmakers maybe, Junkions (c'mon, there's at least 3 head molds, knock up a couple more and get it on!) and maybe even Autotroopers in the form of the Universe Prowl mold, or RTS Jazz. A new Sharkticon wouldn't go amiss either.
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1426921)
Posted by Sodan-1 on October 4th, 2012 @ 7:56pm CDT
tigertracks 24 wrote:Cool idea. What might be cooler? The rainmakers, and or genericon seekerbots.

I'd take some of that. Like you say, this is a cool idea, but given the prevalence of this Seeker mold over the last few years how desirable would this set be? Chances are collectors are only missing one or two of these characters. Is it worth coughing up for all six? A Rainmakers set, add in Slipstream, Sunstorm and someone else and I'd be all over it.
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1426974)
Posted by warzon3 on October 4th, 2012 @ 10:33pm CDT
Wow this has my interest...But this would have to be just right for me to pull the trigger on.

I have the original 3 seekers, which I'm not proud to say are all KO's... actually my Henkei KO's look really good, and probably more cartoon accurate over the Hasbro versions.... however I'd love to own officials, and also I missed out on all 3 of the the Coneheads.

If I were to get these, 2 things would have to happen.

First they would have to be somehow more show accurate than the Henkei ones. My Scream looks good, but some of the paint apps throw it off a bit from the show. Secondly the price has to be right.
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1426975)
Posted by gothsaurus on October 4th, 2012 @ 10:35pm CDT
Wow. A g1 slipstream from the seeker mold would be amazing. I wish a third party would make something amazing. Head chest arms legs waist ... I'd buy it!
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1426991)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on October 4th, 2012 @ 11:17pm CDT
I'd love a Classics Slipstream based on the usual Seeker mold. But it'd really have to be almost entirely remolded. The only things I can see them really preserving are the null rays. the nosecone (save for the head part), the back, and the thrusters. They'd have to copy the back of the legs and rely on a lot of relief work to give her a remotely feminine look while retaining the vehicle mode. Bit it may be possible since most of the body is stuck inder the jet.

This would be a pretty cool set, if that's what it is. I already have all the figures, but this is heads and tails better than getting KOs. And it's good timing since said KOs aren't quite as prevelant as they used to be.
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1426992)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on October 4th, 2012 @ 11:18pm CDT
sorry, double post
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1427026)
Posted by noctorro on October 5th, 2012 @ 4:52am CDT
I'll get the set if they are sturdier then the floppy sickly expensive Henkei seekerbros I got a few years ago.

Still haven't gotten the last 2 coneheads.
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1427092)
Posted by Seibertron on October 5th, 2012 @ 11:55am CDT
Well that's awesome. Here's hoping for a Sunstorm, Rainmakers and a pair of generic seekers for a repaint set.

This might be the most used/repainted mold yet in Transformers history!
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1427103)
Posted by gothsaurus on October 5th, 2012 @ 12:25pm CDT
Yeah, considering the Botcon set, Hasbro and Takara releases... plus KO Toys Sunstorms, Rainmakers, Toxic Rainmakers, Clone Seeker, chrome versions... Yeah, this has to be the MOST used mold ever.

Can anyone confirm that? I'd also rule out flat reissues. They put out G1 Optimus prime every couple years. :-p Talking about repaints and redecos here.

Maybe Bruticus comes in a close second, maybe? Hmmmmm.
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1427117)
Posted by Seibertron on October 5th, 2012 @ 12:52pm CDT
gothsaurus wrote:Yeah, considering the Botcon set, Hasbro and Takara releases... plus KO Toys Sunstorms, Rainmakers, Toxic Rainmakers, Clone Seeker, chrome versions... Yeah, this has to be the MOST used mold ever.

Can anyone confirm that? I'd also rule out flat reissues. They put out G1 Optimus prime every couple years. :-p Talking about repaints and redecos here.

Maybe Bruticus comes in a close second, maybe? Hmmmmm.


Bruticus doesn't come close (though it's in the top 10).

I own 20 official Hasbro and Takara Tomy uses of the Starscream/Ramjet mold. Would love to get Sunstorm out of all of this one day.

Image

If they had been really smart with this set, they would have done a cross set where it was Starscream, Thundercracker and Skywarp paired up with 3 new Seekers and a separate set with Ramjet, Dirge and Thrust along with Sunstorm and 2 others.
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1427118)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 5th, 2012 @ 12:53pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:Well that's awesome. Here's hoping for a Sunstorm, Rainmakers and a pair of generic seekers for a repaint set.

This might be the most used/repainted mold yet in Transformers history!


I wouldn't say they're used that much.

And if they are used that much, it is a pretty cool mold, in their defense.
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1427120)
Posted by Seibertron on October 5th, 2012 @ 12:54pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Seibertron wrote:Well that's awesome. Here's hoping for a Sunstorm, Rainmakers and a pair of generic seekers for a repaint set.

This might be the most used/repainted mold yet in Transformers history!


I wouldn't say they're used that much.

And if they are used that much, it is a pretty cool mold, in their defense.


They're definitely used that much. Check out the picture that I posted in my previous post.

Seibertron wrote:
gothsaurus wrote:Yeah, considering the Botcon set, Hasbro and Takara releases... plus KO Toys Sunstorms, Rainmakers, Toxic Rainmakers, Clone Seeker, chrome versions... Yeah, this has to be the MOST used mold ever.

Can anyone confirm that? I'd also rule out flat reissues. They put out G1 Optimus prime every couple years. :-p Talking about repaints and redecos here.

Maybe Bruticus comes in a close second, maybe? Hmmmmm.


Bruticus doesn't come close (though it's in the top 10).

I own 20 official Hasbro and Takara Tomy uses of the Starscream/Ramjet mold. Would love to get Sunstorm out of all of this one day.

Image

If they had been really smart with this set, they would have done a cross set where it was Starscream, Thundercracker and Skywarp paired up with 3 new Seekers and a separate set with Ramjet, Dirge and Thrust along with Sunstorm and 2 others.


I can't help but think that Sunstorm would be a PERFECT choice for the Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service. Make it happen TCC!
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1427146)
Posted by kirbenvost on October 5th, 2012 @ 1:45pm CDT
Stormrider wrote:Hasbro really has butchered the concept of collecting exclusives. What is the point for collectors to buy exclusives if similar ones will be released later?


You get them earlier I guess?

I dunno, I personally hate exclusives, it's just an excuse to charge three times the price for the same amount of plastic.

As for this set, it's still cool for those that want it. I definitely don't need it. Judging by the pic it looks like the original three are based on their Henkei paint jobs but without the chrome.
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1427164)
Posted by gothsaurus on October 5th, 2012 @ 2:27pm CDT
Yeah, losing the chrome is actually a HUGE plus IMHO. Not to mention show-accurate decos... I hated the lightening deco on Thrust.
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1427366)
Posted by RAcast on October 5th, 2012 @ 10:21pm CDT
So. Many. Seekers. xD I knew it'd been used a lot, but TWENTY times!? Wow! :shock:
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1427648)
Posted by Rated X on October 6th, 2012 @ 6:08pm CDT
Owning about 33 versions of this mold (Hasbro,Takara,CHMS) I am a sucker for seekers. But Im not wasting $150-$200 on a set just to have the "no chrome" option as a varriant. If e-bay dealers break up the set, I might consider Thrust and Dirge if they dont have annoying graphics on the wings.
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1427650)
Posted by Rated X on October 6th, 2012 @ 6:31pm CDT
Stormrider wrote:Hasbro really has butchered the concept of collecting exclusives. What is the point for collectors to buy exclusives if similar ones will be released later?



Well you exclusivly get to own it for at least two years before everyone else gets it.
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1427690)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on October 6th, 2012 @ 9:39pm CDT
Seekers are the wrong toy to make exclucives of. At least of the main 6. Just release the main six at regular retail and be done with it.

Still, I think G2 Ramjet and AM Thundercracker worked out really well. I'd be on board for a Pretender Starscream variant (if taken literally the deco is pretty dissimilar to his regular one).The Rainmakers may make decent exclucives too. But the problem with them is that CHMS beat them to the ounch, so who'd want to pay exclucive prices for the same essential thing? I mean, other than me?
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1427936)
Posted by Flux Convoy on October 7th, 2012 @ 7:01pm CDT
Start talking Sunstorm, the remaining Rainmakers and generic seekers. Otherwise, GTFO. We've had multiple opportunities for each seeker now. Time to make what hasn't been done already.
:BOT:
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1428047)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on October 8th, 2012 @ 6:50am CDT
Flux Convoy wrote:Start talking Sunstorm, the remaining Rainmakers and generic seekers. Otherwise, GTFO. We've had multiple opportunities for each seeker now. Time to make what hasn't been done already.
:BOT:


That seems to be the exact point of the Asia premium line.

Slightly repainted Bruticus? Slightly chromey Magnus? Striker prime with buster's colours (Okay, this one's cool, just... expensive)?

Seems like they are just making minor repaints to the same exact character that has been previously released. But something like the seekers already have loads of releases, like you said, so I can't imagine this selling well. :BANG_HEAD:

They should just make Toxitron from RTS Prime... That way I'll actually buy something. :HEADHURTS:
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1428065)
Posted by gothsaurus on October 8th, 2012 @ 9:14am CDT
Putting out the full set of seekers should ALWAYS be the plan from the start. They can make an exclusive VS set to round out the less popular ones as a store exclusive ....or a full set like this one... OR just friggin put them out on the shelf.... but they can't just put out a couple of seekers and call it done.

So now, some five years later (?) — and after KOToys wiped the floor with them — you have to definitely admit they missed the boat. BUT this is nice for those who missed out getting a full set years ago It's a nice chance to complete the lineup in a nice neat, easy way. Kudos for that. :APPLAUSE: Finally.

And thinking about it, these ARE from HasbroAsia, right? It IS a 4th company. (Hasbro, Takara/Tomy, TFCC, HasbroAsia.) Each makes its own business plan, toy lines, exclusives, sculpts (at times)... It's clear why odd things like this happen, and why it's confusing to collectors. Each is thinking about its own market and what will sell. With the internet, we monitor all four companies and what they are doing overseas, and it looks like a big mess.

If we knew better what was going on in the 80s, we'd have pitched the same fits. Why did Canada get Diakrons in this color?! We didn't get a yellow Trailbreaker!? Peru colored minibots! Why did we get shafted??? And we've been waiting years for a red Tracks! Where is our Salt Man Z!

Rahahahah. :grin:
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1428673)
Posted by Anonymous on October 10th, 2012 @ 3:46am CDT
And... I-)
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1428676)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on October 10th, 2012 @ 4:10am CDT
gothsaurus wrote:And thinking about it, these ARE from HasbroAsia, right? It IS a 4th company. (Hasbro, Takara/Tomy, TFCC, HasbroAsia.) Each makes its own business plan, toy lines, exclusives, sculpts (at times)... It's clear why odd things like this happen, and why it's confusing to collectors. Each is thinking about its own market and what will sell. With the internet, we monitor all four companies and what they are doing overseas, and it looks like a big mess.



Wait, there's a Hasbro Asia? I know there's an asian branch... But I kinda doubt they PRODUCE the toys. This is from Takara, it appears... That's the logo on all their other exclusives.
Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers Box Set? (1428710)
Posted by gothsaurus on October 10th, 2012 @ 9:03am CDT
Yeah, I couldn't make out a logo right off. Nice job if you can!

And yeah, supposedly there's a separate company dealing with non-Japan-Asia — China, Singapore, etc. The GDO line was the first I've really heard anything about them doing their own series. Very odd.

Ah well. IF these are from Takara, guessing they won't be showing up at my local ToysRUs as I'd hoped. bummer.

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