Asian Market Exclusive Transformers Decepticons & Autobots Specialists Three-Packs?

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Sunday, August 18th, 2013 11:31PM CDT

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Seibertron.com member Mindmaster dropped by with word of two new potential Generations three-packs to be released in Korea. The listing information comes from Transformer Korea and mentions:

Decepticon Specialists
  • Galvatron
  • Octane
  • Astrotrain

Autobot Specialists
  • Ironhide
  • Mirage
  • Hound

These are said to come in special collector style packaging similar to the recently released Asian exclusive Seekers: Aces and Seekers: Elites sets.
Credit(s): Transformers Korea
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Re: Asian Market Exclusive Transformers Decepticons & Autobots Specialists Three-Packs? (1512663)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 18th, 2013 @ 11:39pm CDT
If these are the Classics/Universe molds, Mirage, Hound, and Astrotrain are the only ones worth looking into.

Aside from giving their decos ADOS, I'm not sure how much more could be added the decos of these.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Transformers Decepticons & Autobots Specialists Three-Packs? (1512666)
Posted by MagnetarPrime on August 18th, 2013 @ 11:49pm CDT
This is good news for me, I'm missing Galvatron, Astrotrain, Hound, Iron Hide and Mirage in the classics line so I will surely get these two sets somehow and they will be a great addition to my classics/generations collection.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Transformers Decepticons & Autobots Specialists Three-Packs? (1512673)
Posted by Metrosuplex on August 19th, 2013 @ 12:33am CDT
So what's the asking price? $120? Or is that too optimistic? :roll:

I like the reissues, but the prices are just exorbitant. It's really too bad Hasbro doesn't release a version of these for around $60-80. But I guess the predominant mindset among collectors is, "Screw the deluxes! I'm selling my collection and getting all MPs!!! :DANCE: "

Bleh. MPs are too big. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Transformers Decepticons & Autobots Specialists Three-Packs? (1512701)
Posted by jamarmiller on August 19th, 2013 @ 4:30am CDT
the prices for these are nuts, I wish it wasnt so, as Id like to buy these for my boy, especially if they are cartoon accurate color schemes
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Transformers Decepticons & Autobots Specialists Three-Packs? (1512719)
Posted by megatronus on August 19th, 2013 @ 8:34am CDT
Ooo... Gives me an opportunity to sell my older versions and feel like I have some loose cash before it all gets taken away again.
:HEADHURTS:

But, in all seriousness, I enjoy these Asia Exclusive 3-packs. At least with the Seekers, benefits included:

-Collector friendly packaging: you don't ruin a 'card' when opening them.
-Extension of the above: the box art is really nice/collectible/displayable.
-Due to the high list price, they eventually go on sale anyway (i.e. both Seeker sets are currently available for a more reasonable $90 on TFsource).
-The deco's are really nice - in some cases the best for that particular mold.

Barring the apps being terrible, I'm on board for these.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Transformers Decepticons & Autobots Specialists Three-Packs? (1512720)
Posted by megatronus on August 19th, 2013 @ 8:41am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:If these are the Classics/Universe molds, Mirage, Hound, and Astrotrain are the only ones worth looking into.

Am I the only one who at least mildly enjoys Octane?



...the answers is: Yes. :BOOM:


Sabrblade wrote:Aside from giving their decos ADOS, I'm not sure how much more could be added the decos of these.

ADOS?
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Transformers Decepticons & Autobots Specialists Three-Packs? (1512726)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 19th, 2013 @ 9:07am CDT
megatronus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Aside from giving their decos ADOS, I'm not sure how much more could be added the decos of these.

ADOS?
"Attention Deficit... OOH, SHINY!!!"
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Transformers Decepticons & Autobots Specialists Three-Packs? (1512727)
Posted by megatronus on August 19th, 2013 @ 9:08am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
megatronus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Aside from giving their decos ADOS, I'm not sure how much more could be added the decos of these.

ADOS?
"Attention Deficit... OOH, SHINY!!!"

:lol:

Squirrel!?
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Transformers Decepticons & Autobots Specialists Three-Packs? (1512743)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on August 19th, 2013 @ 10:21am CDT
xyl360 wrote:I hope the Astrotrain has a show accurate deco similar to the Henkei version which I never was able to acquire.



If you're a bit patient and don't mind waiting a bit after the release some buyers will break up the set and you could get Astrotrain solo and not have to buy all 3.

This will be very interesting on both factions. I personally missed out on Henkei Ironhide so I will possess him. I'm also curious on the price to see if they will be more expensive then that of the Seekers. :VEHI:
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Transformers Decepticons & Autobots Specialists Three-Packs? (1512759)
Posted by gothsaurus on August 19th, 2013 @ 11:14am CDT
I'm really curious to see how they might deco these to be any different... or more show accurate. I could see...

Galvatron - more purple
Octane - chrome tanker
Astrotrain - G1 Toy color (light gray)

Hound - desert version (eHobby style)
Mirage - improved G1 deco OR Diaclone Red
Ironhide - improved G1 deco, or eHobby Diaclone Black

While I doubt they'd do these eHobby/Diaclone decos. I'd REALLY REALLY REALLY like them. If they put them out on the shelf, I'd snatch them up, too. Seriously, a red race car and desert jeep... and a "movie color" Ironhide. Great ideas for the shelf.

I'd also jump at a "G1" Swindle from Hound like they did in Alternators. Would be fantastic.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Transformers Decepticons & Autobots Specialists Three-Packs? (1512762)
Posted by Metrosuplex on August 19th, 2013 @ 11:24am CDT
megatronus wrote:
Am I the only one who at least mildly enjoys Octane?



...the answers is: NO.


Corrected. I liked Octane. :roll: I really didn't have a problem with any of the classics line, but maybe I was just too star-struck about G1's coming back into retail. :-?
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Transformers Decepticons & Autobots Specialists Three-Packs? (1512764)
Posted by megatronus on August 19th, 2013 @ 11:31am CDT
gothsaurus wrote:I'm really curious to see how they might deco these to be any different... or more show accurate. I could see...

Galvatron - more purple
Octane - chrome tanker
Astrotrain - G1 Toy color (light gray)

Hound - desert version (eHobby style)
Mirage - improved G1 deco OR Diaclone Red
Ironhide - improved G1 deco, or eHobby Diaclone Black

While I doubt they'd do these eHobby/Diaclone decos. I'd REALLY REALLY REALLY like them. If they put them out on the shelf, I'd snatch them up, too. Seriously, a red race car and desert jeep... and a "movie color" Ironhide. Great ideas for the shelf.

I'd also jump at a "G1" Swindle from Hound like they did in Alternators. Would be fantastic.


Unfortunately, I think the Diaclone/Movie colors are a pipe dream. They've historically focused on giving us premium G1 decos.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Transformers Decepticons & Autobots Specialists Three-Packs? (1512765)
Posted by gothsaurus on August 19th, 2013 @ 11:38am CDT
Yeah, I'll admit they're unlikely for these sets. Maybe while the molds are on the presses they can squeeze out something for the main line or subscription that fits the bill.

Red Mirage could be a new G1 character for the main line... plus Skid-Z and Machine Wars Prowl for a club store exclusive and the subscription service.

(Skid-Z can hang out with the new versions of Scourge, Side Burn and SkyByte.)

Just sayin'. :grin:
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Transformers Decepticons & Autobots Specialists Three-Packs? (1512767)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 19th, 2013 @ 11:41am CDT
Shattered Glass Ironhide's deco is technically an homage to his Diaclone self, so I could see the Club doing that as a convention exclusive or as a TFSS mail-away...
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Transformers Decepticons & Autobots Specialists Three-Packs? (1512771)
Posted by megatronus on August 19th, 2013 @ 11:52am CDT
gothsaurus wrote:Yeah, I'll admit they're unlikely for these sets. Maybe while the molds are on the presses they can squeeze out something for the main line or subscription that fits the bill.

Red Mirage could be a new G1 character for the main line... plus Skid-Z and Machine Wars Prowl for a club store exclusive and the subscription service.

(Skid-Z can hang out with the new versions of Scourge, Side Burn and SkyByte.)

Just sayin'. :grin:


Hey, they did MP Tigertrack. Anything can happen ;)
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Transformers Decepticons & Autobots Specialists Three-Packs? (1512818)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on August 19th, 2013 @ 3:10pm CDT
I wouldn't be interested in these at all, as Astrotrain, Galvatron, Ironhide, and Octane-Kor were some of the least impressive CHUGGUR molds (though Octank was a nice try that could've worked even better as a voyager than Galvy), but there's one issue no one's mentioned:

Does a Hound reissue automatically = a Ravage reissue, as was evidenced in G2 redux? If they are gang molded OSLT, and Ravage is repainted into Howlback or Stripes, I'm gonna' hafta' fork over as much as it takes to get this set, if that's what it takes to convince HasTak to never ever stop with new Masterpiece cassettes. Once we've gotten new molds of every last cassette, down to the 4 combiner pair and an official Autoscout, I might actually forgive the neutering of KOTOYS.com. I'd much rather buy a purple MP Soundwave than those 3 Autobots again, but I'll purchase ANY new cassette-related item, official or otherwise, just to send them the right message.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Transformers Decepticons & Autobots Specialists Three-Packs? (1512820)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 19th, 2013 @ 3:17pm CDT
Bumblevivisector wrote:I wouldn't be interested in these at all, as Astrotrain, Galvatron, Ironhide, and Octane-Kor were some of the least impressive CHUGGUR molds (though Octank was a nice try that could've worked even better as a voyager than Galvy), but there's one issue no one's mentioned:

Does a Hound reissue automatically = a Ravage reissue, as was evidenced in G2 redux? If they are gang molded OSLT, and Ravage is repainted into Howlback or Stripes, I'm gonna' hafta' fork over as much as it takes to get this set, if that's what it takes to convince HasTak to never ever stop with new Masterpiece cassettes. Once we've gotten new molds of every last cassette, down to the 4 combiner pair and an official Autoscout, I might actually forgive the neutering of KOTOYS.com. I'd much rather buy a purple MP Soundwave than those 3 Autobots again, but I'll purchase ANY new cassette-related item, official or otherwise, just to send them the right message.


I wouldn't count on Ravage getting repainted into a new character. In fact, he may as well be completely omitted, despite being gang-molded.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Transformers Decepticons & Autobots Specialists Three-Packs? (1512821)
Posted by RhA on August 19th, 2013 @ 3:18pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Bumblevivisector wrote:I wouldn't be interested in these at all, as Astrotrain, Galvatron, Ironhide, and Octane-Kor were some of the least impressive CHUGGUR molds (though Octank was a nice try that could've worked even better as a voyager than Galvy), but there's one issue no one's mentioned:

Does a Hound reissue automatically = a Ravage reissue, as was evidenced in G2 redux? If they are gang molded OSLT, and Ravage is repainted into Howlback or Stripes, I'm gonna' hafta' fork over as much as it takes to get this set, if that's what it takes to convince HasTak to never ever stop with new Masterpiece cassettes. Once we've gotten new molds of every last cassette, down to the 4 combiner pair and an official Autoscout, I might actually forgive the neutering of KOTOYS.com. I'd much rather buy a purple MP Soundwave than those 3 Autobots again, but I'll purchase ANY new cassette-related item, official or otherwise, just to send them the right message.


I wouldn't count on Ravage getting repainted into a new character. In fact, he may as well be completely omitted, despite being gang-molded.


Also- CHUGGUR!
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Transformers Decepticons & Autobots Specialists Three-Packs? (1512822)
Posted by gothsaurus on August 19th, 2013 @ 3:27pm CDT
Aw. I liked Astrotrain. He looked pretty good in each mode.

But yeah, same here. You give me a Ravage recolor and I'll be knocking down the door to buy the set.
Re: Asian Market Exclusive Transformers Decepticons & Autobots Specialists Three-Packs? (1512829)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on August 19th, 2013 @ 3:46pm CDT
I like Octane! I even like Astrotrain (who, aside from meh knees) looks amazing, and I like Galvatron too, even if it could definitely be better.

On the flipside, Mirage and Hound are the masterpieces here. Damn are these 2 great, even if Hound's gun is loose'ish.

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