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In Hand And Packaged Images Of TakaraTomy Generations Sandstorm

Transformers News: In Hand And Packaged Images Of TakaraTomy Generations Sandstorm

Monday, December 23rd, 2013 5:08AM CST

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Posted by: Autobot032   Views: 13,608

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TFYuki is at it again, firing up his twitter to post new pictures of upcoming Transformers products. This time? Generations Sandstorm. As we previously reported, the deco is slightly different from the US version with added silver paint to bring out extra detail.

And he's not the only one! Amiami posted a small in hand gallery, linked to us by seibertron.com member Fenrir72!

We have mirrored the images here for ease of use.

Transformers News: In Hand And Packaged Images Of TakaraTomy Generations Sandstorm

Transformers News: In Hand And Packaged Images Of TakaraTomy Generations Sandstorm

Transformers News: In Hand And Packaged Images Of TakaraTomy Generations Sandstorm

Transformers News: In Hand And Packaged Images Of TakaraTomy Generations Sandstorm

Transformers News: In Hand And Packaged Images Of TakaraTomy Generations Sandstorm

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Credit(s): TFYuki, AmiAmi, Fenrir72
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Re: In Hand And Packaged Images Of TakaraTomy Generations Sandstorm (1537094)
Posted by griftimus prime on December 23rd, 2013 @ 7:11am CST
the pose in that last image is pretty damn epic.
Re: In Hand And Packaged Images Of TakaraTomy Generations Sandstorm (1537099)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 23rd, 2013 @ 7:33am CST
:BANG_HEAD:

TF Yuki is one lucky dude! Official release via online is "late December" :sad: The wait is killing me!

(Thanks Autobot032)

griftimus prime wrote:the pose in that last image is pretty damn epic.


Indeed bro'. Epic indeed........ :APPLAUSE:
Re: In Hand And Packaged Images Of TakaraTomy Generations Sandstorm (1537115)
Posted by xyl360 on December 23rd, 2013 @ 8:33am CST
Hasbro Sandstorm is great, but Takara Sandstorm is omnomnomnomnomnom tasty, especially in bot mode :). I love how the orange vtol arms contrast with the yellow on his back in bot mode. He pulls off that backpack much better than the Hasbro version IMO (although the Hasbro version pulls it off quite nicely itself).

I may actually trade their guns though so that the Hasbro version gets orange and the Takara version gets black. I think that might look nifty.
Re: In Hand And Packaged Images Of TakaraTomy Generations Sandstorm (1537118)
Posted by wilcosu35 on December 23rd, 2013 @ 8:40am CST
call me crazy, but the takara version suddenly looks a lot better than in the first round of pictures
Re: In Hand And Packaged Images Of TakaraTomy Generations Sandstorm (1537120)
Posted by xyl360 on December 23rd, 2013 @ 8:51am CST
wilcosu35 wrote:call me crazy, but the takara version suddenly looks a lot better than in the first round of pictures

Yeah, it's the warmer/more red hew of the lighting used in those pics I think. It brings out deeper tones in the orange. It's still going to look different from that in hand though, and I suspect that until someone like Ryan gets more professional shots of the Takara version up via his galleries side-by-side with the Hasbro version, we won't have a clear comparison between the real differences between them as far as what they'll look like in hand.
Re: In Hand And Packaged Images Of TakaraTomy Generations Sandstorm (1537123)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on December 23rd, 2013 @ 9:10am CST
Interesting how the radical color changes to his alt-modes don't really carry over to his robot mode
Re: In Hand And Packaged Images Of TakaraTomy Generations Sandstorm (1537125)
Posted by xyl360 on December 23rd, 2013 @ 9:13am CST
welcometothedarksyde wrote:Interesting how the radical color changes to his alt-modes don't really carry over to his robot mode

Yeah, it's because most of it is on the back I guess. It does highlight some nice details though and breaks things up a bit (like with the vtols on his back which I pointed out earlier).
Re: In Hand And Packaged Images Of TakaraTomy Generations Sandstorm (1537138)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 23rd, 2013 @ 10:25am CST
Yup! As I have previously mentioned in other posts, initial pics don't always do the figure justice.

Unless someone shoots an item on a hi res cam like Ryan's you can hardly tell the quality of the fig. Just like the 2 contrasting sources, amiami and TF Yuki. The former has more subdued colors while the latter has very bright banana yellow.
Re: In Hand And Packaged Images Of TakaraTomy Generations Sandstorm (1537151)
Posted by Autobot032 on December 23rd, 2013 @ 11:01am CST
fenrir72 wrote::BANG_HEAD:

TF Yuki is one lucky dude! Official release via online is "late December" :sad: The wait is killing me!

(Thanks Autobot032)

griftimus prime wrote:the pose in that last image is pretty damn epic.


Indeed bro'. Epic indeed........ :APPLAUSE:


No, thank you! We appreciate all submissions. :)
Re: In Hand And Packaged Images Of TakaraTomy Generations Sandstorm (1537237)
Posted by Manterax Prime on December 23rd, 2013 @ 5:06pm CST
YAY!! HIGH RES PICS!

Oh wait.....no, it's still too much orange.
Re: In Hand And Packaged Images Of TakaraTomy Generations Sandstorm (1537266)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 23rd, 2013 @ 8:12pm CST
And as you previously mentioned, already have the alternative less orange Hasbro version.
Re: In Hand And Packaged Images Of TakaraTomy Generations Sandstorm (1537537)
Posted by Sodan-1 on December 25th, 2013 @ 5:06am CST
The Amiami images look a helluva lot like the official Takara photos, just without any of the watermarks we've seen on them before.

I'm liking the look of the Takara figure more and more. I'm still not keen on the all orange weapon, and if I'm honest I wish the coloured parts of the rotors matched the wings. But I'm being picky. Will still buy, easily.
Re: In Hand And Packaged Images Of TakaraTomy Generations Sandstorm (1537549)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 25th, 2013 @ 6:48am CST
Just released officially via online Japan stores (amiami and hobbysearch). Not sure if applicable via retail Japanese stores.
Re: In Hand And Packaged Images Of TakaraTomy Generations Sandstorm (1537725)
Posted by Autobot032 on December 26th, 2013 @ 1:28pm CST
Seems Sandstorm is making the rounds on the 'net and he's quite popular. First it was TFYuki, then it was AmiAmi, now it's Alfes2010 and he's posted quite possibly the best gallery yet.

We've mirrored the images here, but you can visit his twitter feed here: https://twitter.com/Alfes2010/

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Re: In Hand And Packaged Images Of TakaraTomy Generations Sandstorm (1537740)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 26th, 2013 @ 2:28pm CST
I like Takara's Sandstorm, it's just that... his weapon looks so bland compared to Hasbro's.
Re: In Hand And Packaged Images Of TakaraTomy Generations Sandstorm (1537759)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 26th, 2013 @ 5:20pm CST
Autobot032 wrote:Seems Sandstorm is making the rounds on the 'net and he's quite popular. First it was TFYuki, then it was AmiAmi, now it's Alfes2010 and he's posted quite possibly the best gallery yet.

We've mirrored the images here, but you can visit his twitter feed here: https://twitter.com/Alfes2010/

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Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!


Nice recreation of that funny G1 episode.
Re: In Hand And Packaged Images Of TakaraTomy Generations Sandstorm (1546121)
Posted by fenrir72 on January 29th, 2014 @ 7:00am CST
Just picked up my Tomy Sandstorm.

Let me just say, at 1366 x 768, the pics posted makes Sandstorm look too much orange but the actual fig using my natural optic resolution :lol: , the orange kind of looks more like a simulated metallic material (uses an orange plastic with specs of silver). The yellow parts too aren't that garish to look at. The original source must have been using a too much high pixel capacity camera.........so hi def that it beats the human eye in processing the details.

So for those on the fence, get him now while available (at hobbysearch 'cause he is all sold out at amiami)

Only complaints I have is that his head is kind off loose at the neck joint.
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