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In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Friday, May 16th, 2014 12:04PM CDT

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Almost a month ago, the full line-up for the Takara Tomy counterpart to Hasbro's Transformers: Age of Extinction line was revealed, under the name Transformers: Lost Age - Movie Advanced. Thanks to site sponsor RobotKingdom.com, we now have in-package images for the line from AD-01 to AD-15, including metallic decos of the movie first waves, and some old gems from previous movie lines - such as G1 deco Protoform Optimus Prime, the Legends combiner Devastator and Mountain Dew carrier Dispensor! Check them all out below.

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15

Transformers News: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15
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Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1574687)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on May 16th, 2014 @ 12:17pm CDT
I need most of these
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1574696)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 16th, 2014 @ 12:41pm CDT
Huh, pretty interesting what TakaraTomy did the packaging for these toys:

- For AoE toys, it's simply adapted Hasbro packaging, including the "Changes in so many steps!", Size Class, Series and Figure ID's.
- For older toys (AD08 to AD15), it has the name of the Movie the characters appeared in and a Japanese bio.

Jolt, Revenge Optimus Prime, and Dispensor I'll definitely get. I'll be sticking with the US releases for the rest, I don't care for the "the TakaraTomy one has better deco", leave that until comparisons appear on Japanese blog sites. >:oP
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1574731)
Posted by Va'al on May 16th, 2014 @ 1:59pm CDT
In further Takara Tomy news for the Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced toy line, Japanese blogger Alfes2010 has been uploading pictorial reviews for AD-01 Optimus Prime, AD-02 Evasion Mode Optimus Prime, AD-03 Grimlock and AD-06 Crosshairs. The reviews include comparison shots with previous movie figures, and all feature slightly tweaked decos and some nice dynamic poses - check them out by clicking on the images below!

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Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1574732)
Posted by Delta Magnus on May 16th, 2014 @ 2:07pm CDT
These all look so much better, but Crosshairs in particular is a million times better.

SOLD
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1574733)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 16th, 2014 @ 2:08pm CDT
Ok, Evasion Mode Classic Optimus Prime got added. And it looks like Leader Prime can drive himself like First Edition Prime :lol:
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1574736)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on May 16th, 2014 @ 2:19pm CDT
Sold on classic prime and crosshairs
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1574746)
Posted by Siger on May 16th, 2014 @ 2:37pm CDT
Still NO for Grimlock even though the paint job is good. I'm never buying this mold with the mutant t-rex chest that looks like an alien is about to pop out. Not to mention the BIG elf shoes is a huge turnoff. :evil:
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1574748)
Posted by Diem on May 16th, 2014 @ 2:40pm CDT
Siger wrote:Still NO for Grimlock even though the paint job is good. I'm never buying this mold with the mutant t-rex chest that looks like an alien is about to pop out. Not to mention the BIG elf shoes is a huge turnoff. :evil:


On the leader mold at least you can tuck the elf toes under. No cure for the terrible T-rex chest though.
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1574752)
Posted by Siger on May 16th, 2014 @ 3:00pm CDT
Diem wrote:
Siger wrote:Still NO for Grimlock even though the paint job is good. I'm never buying this mold with the mutant t-rex chest that looks like an alien is about to pop out. Not to mention the BIG elf shoes is a huge turnoff. :evil:


On the leader mold at least you can tuck the elf toes under. No cure for the terrible T-rex chest though.

Yeah I know, leader looks slightly better bot mode too but the Rex mode is fugly in its own way. So I'm not holding my breath for the black-knight leader Grimlock, which just looks like a chunk of obsidian plastic. Hopefully they are re-engineering him to look better for future versions... hopefully
We agree a lot taste-wise Diem, wish there is a like button so I can thumb up your posts.
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1574772)
Posted by NovaSentinel on May 16th, 2014 @ 4:51pm CDT
Why on Earth did takara paint the black detail on the front of Crosshairs' arms, and completely skip out the paint work on the doors!? He has just the same problem as the Hasbro one!
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1574773)
Posted by MGrotusque on May 16th, 2014 @ 4:58pm CDT
Yes on ProtoPrime and maaaaybe a Scorn. The rest can go into the recycling bin. I really am not a fan of that head sculpt on Classics Prime. It's really weird lookin.

Oh....and Dispensor. I like him as well. Not gonna buy it though.
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1574774)
Posted by Valandar on May 16th, 2014 @ 5:12pm CDT
MGrotusque wrote:Yes on ProtoPrime and maaaaybe a Scorn. The rest can go into the recycling bin. I really am not a fan of that head sculpt on Classics Prime. It's really weird lookin.

Oh....and Dispensor. I like him as well. Not gonna buy it though.


DON'T. The repaint may be awesome and fan-inspired, but the mold is one of the worst ever.
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1574781)
Posted by STngAR on May 16th, 2014 @ 6:13pm CDT
Not really sure why they are doing all those movie repacks but I'll just stick with pick and choose of the Hasbro versions.

:MAXIMAL:
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1574793)
Posted by craggy on May 16th, 2014 @ 7:32pm CDT
I can't understand official photos that are posed well and transformed correctly.
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1574795)
Posted by Diem on May 16th, 2014 @ 7:40pm CDT
craggy wrote:I can't understand official photos that are posed well and transformed correctly.


The ones on the road lego plate? Those aren't official.
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1574807)
Posted by LeL on May 16th, 2014 @ 9:11pm CDT
Don't care for the painted eyes on Eva mode Prime but why didn't the sword make it to mass production?
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1574907)
Posted by T-Macksimus on May 17th, 2014 @ 9:13am CDT
It's a damn shame that our chances of Hasbro doing something this cool here in the states is about zilch. I got my first look at some of the AoE figures last night in hand and they have as much appeal as a frozen suppository.
I'd snatch up The Protoform Prime, Dispensor, Starscream and Devastator to go along with the High Octane 'Bee and I might even add the E-mode Prime to that list if their version looks more appealing in hand than the U.S. version does. BUT... Hasbro isn't going to do anything this cool since they already have a metric sh**-ton of their own poorly thought out movie figures to peddle on us. So I guess I'm stuck with paying an ungodly amount for mark-up and shipping if I want these figures or do without and since I'm a cheap bastard, it looks like I'll be going without.
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1575043)
Posted by shajaki on May 17th, 2014 @ 7:40pm CDT
i was surprised to check out BBTS a couple days ago to find their preorders were almost completely sold out for these guys. id sure like to get one of those bee's. its so pretty... id have no need for another movie bee after that.
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1575047)
Posted by craggy on May 17th, 2014 @ 8:04pm CDT
i notice not even the Japanese release did the 3d goggles for Crosshairs
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1575157)
Posted by Delta Magnus on May 18th, 2014 @ 11:44am CDT
craggy wrote:i notice not even the Japanese release did the 3d goggles for Crosshairs



Just get a paintbrush and dot them in yourself. It would literally take, what, 5 seconds?
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1575160)
Posted by craggy on May 18th, 2014 @ 12:04pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:
craggy wrote:i notice not even the Japanese release did the 3d goggles for Crosshairs



Just get a paintbrush and dot them in yourself. It would literally take, what, 5 seconds?

I wasn't saying it would be a difficult thing to do were someone so inclined. I was commenting on those folks who believed these versions would have these details painted.

(but for the record, it'd probably take more than literally 5 seconds, especially if you have to go buy paints and paint brushes and open the paints)
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1575634)
Posted by El Duque on May 19th, 2014 @ 11:09pm CDT
Toys"R"Us Japan has updated their website with some nice high quality images of the upcoming Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced figures AD-16 Dino and AD-17 Soundblaster. Dino is a redeco of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Delxue Sideways with a newly molded head, and Soundblaster is redeco of Transformers: Dark of the Moon Deluxe Soundwave that was originally intended to be released in the ill-fated Movie Trilogy line. Check out the mirrored images below:

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Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1575635)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 19th, 2014 @ 11:11pm CDT
AD17 is named "Darkside Soundwave".
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1575641)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on May 19th, 2014 @ 11:43pm CDT
Christ, just give us a proper Dino figure already!
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1575650)
Posted by RhA on May 20th, 2014 @ 12:23am CDT
I like that Soundwave. Kinda cool he gets a second chance in the stores.
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1575652)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 20th, 2014 @ 12:28am CDT
Soundwave look pretty meh...

But that Dino:
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Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1575671)
Posted by Ravage XK on May 20th, 2014 @ 3:38am CDT
Dead End put me off that design altogether, pathetic legs and a broken wing. Soundwave looks great though.
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1575679)
Posted by Mykltron on May 20th, 2014 @ 5:08am CDT
Ah man, I got excited about a Dino toy... :BANG_HEAD:
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1575680)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 20th, 2014 @ 5:12am CDT
Mykltron wrote:Ah man, I got excited about a Dino toy... :BANG_HEAD:


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Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1575726)
Posted by Siger on May 20th, 2014 @ 9:02am CDT
Dino looks like scrap, Soundwave is pretty good.
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1575745)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 20th, 2014 @ 10:38am CDT
Mykltron wrote:Ah man, I got excited about a Dino toy... :BANG_HEAD:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:Christ, just give us a proper Dino figure already!


Hate to say it, but that's the best that we're gonna get with Dino/Mirage, for several reasons:

1) We already have a Cyberverse Mirage based on Legends Sideways
2) An all new Dino mold is out of the question, since he's not in the cast
3) And perhaps most importantly, Mattel has an exclusive license for making toys based on Ferraris, which Dino/Mirage is. So grab your torches and pitchforks, you know where to go.
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1575746)
Posted by STngAR on May 20th, 2014 @ 10:42am CDT
Not a big fan of movie toys to begin with but that Soundwave looks pretty good.

:MAXIMAL:
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1575753)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 20th, 2014 @ 10:55am CDT
TakaraTomy has also updated the Movie Advanced Series list with the two. But no sign of AD18 and AD19 yet. I'm still calling Wheeljack for one of those slot, the other... Leadfoot again?
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1575781)
Posted by KirbyForce1 on May 20th, 2014 @ 1:03pm CDT
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1575789)
Posted by craggy on May 20th, 2014 @ 1:38pm CDT
is Soundwave disguised as a waiter? He has plates on his arms.
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1575790)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 20th, 2014 @ 1:39pm CDT
craggy wrote:is Soundwave disguised as a waiter? He has plates on his arms.
Stereo speakers.
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1575799)
Posted by Siger on May 20th, 2014 @ 2:15pm CDT


Thanks, didn't notice the stretched pic. Just the ugly ass mold. Dino head and blades on this thing is still :SICK:
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Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1575815)
Posted by Database29 on May 20th, 2014 @ 3:19pm CDT
RhA wrote:I like that Soundwave. Kinda cool he gets a second chance in the stores.


I don't know where you guys are from but I'm from Louisiana, where this version and the HA figure never hit the stores
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1575816)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 20th, 2014 @ 3:23pm CDT
Database29 wrote:
RhA wrote:I like that Soundwave. Kinda cool he gets a second chance in the stores.


I don't know where you guys are from but I'm from Louisiana, where this version and the HA figure never hit the stores
Hence it being a "second chance" since it missed out on its first chance.
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1575822)
Posted by Database29 on May 20th, 2014 @ 3:37pm CDT
Hence, how in the world can you have a 2nd chance, when you never got the 1st chance? He's not getting a 2nd chance in stores, because he never got a 1st chance in stores. I'm sorry maybe it's me....
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1575826)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 20th, 2014 @ 3:45pm CDT
Database29 wrote:Hence, how in the world can you have a 2nd chance, when you never got the 1st chance? He's not getting a 2nd chance in stores, because he never got a 1st chance in stores. I'm sorry maybe it's me....
He got released before in non-U.S. countries. Japan and East Asia, at least, did see DOTM Soundwave and Wheeljack in their stores.

So this toy is the second release of the mold.
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1575827)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 20th, 2014 @ 3:46pm CDT
Database29 wrote:Hence, how in the world can you have a 2nd chance, when you never got the 1st chance? He's not getting a 2nd chance in stores, because he never got a 1st chance in stores. I'm sorry maybe it's me....


He got chances of being released in stores, and only once or twice did it come true. Here's the list, with the ones in italics canceled:

1a) Deluxe Soundwave (US release)
1b) DD-13 Soundwave (TakaraTomy)
2) Deluxe Soundwave (Hasbro Asia release)

3) Movie Trilogy Soundwave
4) AD17 Darkside Soundwave
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1575834)
Posted by Database29 on May 20th, 2014 @ 3:58pm CDT
I'm very aware of the said U.S. release, which is where I'm from.... Soundwave, never hit any store I went to. He might be getting a 2nd chance in Asia as usual and probably every other continent, but he never got a 1st chance in the U.S...... just like HA Mudflap (I think that's the red one) and many more that say they were getting good a U.S. release. Has anyone in the U.S. bought a DOTM Soundwave, figure in a U.S. store?
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Posted by Sabrblade on May 20th, 2014 @ 4:03pm CDT
If you're only referring to U.S. retail for this, then this new Soundwave toy shouldn't matter to you at all since it's a Japanese exclusive being released by Japan for Japan, and nowhere else domestically.
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1575838)
Posted by Database29 on May 20th, 2014 @ 4:23pm CDT
That was what I was referring to, where I live.... that's why in my very 1st comment I said, I don't know where you guys are from but I live in Louisiana where we never saw the figure. Your last statement alone would have explained why we never saw that one and won't see this one. Thanks for the conversation though.....
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1575848)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 20th, 2014 @ 4:51pm CDT
Just because a toy isn't released in the U.S. doesn't mean it can't still be bought. Online retailers are a thing.

Plus, the "second chance" that RhA was referring to was for that toy, not for those who want that toy. The toy is the one being given the second chance at being released since it missed out on its first chance release in the "Movie Trilogy Series".

Us fans are being given a fourth chance at this mold since the first chance never came to the U.S., the second chance was Japanese-only, and the third chance got canceled altogether.
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1575851)
Posted by Diem on May 20th, 2014 @ 4:59pm CDT
Alright, let's not get into a fight about semantics and releases limited to outside of Freedomland. Can't we just agree that that Soundwave is seriously sexy and that it's awesome that it's getting re-released anywhere?
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1575852)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 20th, 2014 @ 5:01pm CDT
I left out the original deluxe DOTM SOundwave because it was stupidly expensive. The far superior Human Alliance one was half it's price! So, las year I guess, I bought HA DotM Soundwave for around 60$ shipped. Not too shabby and it's a great toy.

Now, only two sellers offr it on Ebay and it's around 150/200$ shipped! :shock:
Re: In-Package Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD-01 to AD-15 (1575863)
Posted by Database29 on May 20th, 2014 @ 6:05pm CDT
Yeah you guys are right. I am just getting tired of paying twice and 3 times the value of the toy from online retailers.the mark ups are outrageous!I could be happy that it's being released, but I'm not because I think it's wrong. If you are not going to send it here, at least sell it online for the price it would be here. I would not mind paying the shipping
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Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 20th, 2014 @ 6:40pm CDT
Database29 wrote:Yeah you guys are right. I am just getting tired of paying twice and 3 times the value of the toy from online retailers.the mark ups are outrageous!I could be happy that it's being released, but I'm not because I think it's wrong. If you are not going to send it here, at least sell it online for the price it would be here. I would not mind paying the shipping


This is only in your dream.
Why? There's many points.

1) There's not as much copies of it made as if it were for a North American release.
2) The USA is the place were Transformers sell the cheapest for some unexplained reason. Everywere else in the world, the normal price is from a few dollars more, to double or triple the price it would sell in the USA.
3) For brand new items that just came out, the competition between online retailers is pretty fierce. So, the average price for a item that just came out is as low as it can be, despite the fact that it's so high compared to the common TrU toy of your region.
4) Having to pay for shipping and imort taxes suck for sure. Unfortunately, delivery companies dont work for free and your government want it's cut as well. It suck, but it's how life goes.

There you go. Just a reality check for toys that are not meant or will never be meant for a local release.

The only time you would heva a right to complain is if a toy have been released widely in half your country, but the other half suffured piss-poor distribution and/or is not released in your specific region just because of some stoopid local laws.

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