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New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload

Transformers News: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload

Thursday, February 13th, 2014 3:37PM CST

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Courtesy of big man Seibertron himself, Seibertron.com is pleased to present our most recent gallery uploads, the much awaited Generations Legends-class Swerve and his partner Flanker, and Cosmos and his partner Payload!

The much-loved chatty bartender is a faithful reproduction in robot mode, while the vehicle mode is a truck with aesthetics resembling a truck from Earth, whereas Cosmos is a new design that reflects his original Generation One self, but with some IDW aesthetics thrown in the mix. Their pack-in partners, Flanker and Payload, are actually homages to Autobot Micromasters Sky High and Blast Master (who no longer forms the back end of a shuttle), respectively.

Generations Swerve

Transformers News: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload

Transformers News: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload

Transformers News: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload

Transformers News: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload

Transformers News: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload

Transformers News: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload

Transformers News: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload

Transformers News: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload

Transformers News: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload

Transformers News: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload


Generations Flanker

Transformers News: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload

Transformers News: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload


Generations Cosmos

Transformers News: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload

Transformers News: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload

Transformers News: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload

Transformers News: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload

Transformers News: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload

Transformers News: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload

Transformers News: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload

Transformers News: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload


Generations Payload

Transformers News: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload

Transformers News: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload
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Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1550358)
Posted by It Is Him on February 13th, 2014 @ 3:55pm CST
How can I get these, too? There aren't even preorders yet.
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1550372)
Posted by jamarmiller on February 13th, 2014 @ 4:53pm CST
yeah, so weird I cant find these anywhere to order
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1550376)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on February 13th, 2014 @ 4:56pm CST
Despite being cool, I'm bummed by the micromaster homages. Are these really worth the several extra dollars? Or a better question, are these the best things to be included with Cosmos and Swerve?
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1550378)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 13th, 2014 @ 4:56pm CST
RobotKingdom briefly had them back in December.
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1550388)
Posted by It Is Him on February 13th, 2014 @ 5:19pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:RobotKingdom briefly had them back in December.


You're kidding.
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1550389)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 13th, 2014 @ 5:27pm CST
It Is Him wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:RobotKingdom briefly had them back in December.


You're kidding.
Negatory.
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1550397)
Posted by Seibertron on February 13th, 2014 @ 5:49pm CST
I over paid for them on eBay ($68.98 shipped) so that I could bring all of you galleries in time for Toy Fair 2014 and to give me some breathing room with galleries so that I can work on some of the backlog next week (namely Go! and G1 Powermasters).

I bought Cosmos from http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2F310852137789%3Fss%20...%201439.l2649%3C%2Fa%3E

and Swerve from
http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2F370992255160%3Fss%20...%201439.l2649%3C%2Fa%3E

They arrived very quickly. I bought them on February 5th and had them in had 6 days later on the 11th.
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1550400)
Posted by megatronus on February 13th, 2014 @ 6:07pm CST
Thanks for putting galleries of these up for us! Swerve is great, but Cosmos is just stunning :x

My only qualm with these new Legends is that not all of them have head articulation. To the extent that Starscream and 'Bee can only look forward, the other articulation is awkward when trying to pose them dynamically.
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1550402)
Posted by It Is Him on February 13th, 2014 @ 6:12pm CST
Seibertron wrote:I over paid for them on eBay ($68.98 shipped) so that I could bring all of you galleries in time for Toy Fair 2014 and to give me some breathing room with galleries so that I can work on some of the backlog next week (namely Go! and G1 Powermasters).

I bought Cosmos from http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2F310852137789%3Fss%20...%201439.l2649%3C%2Fa%3E

and Swerve from
http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2F370992255160%3Fss%20...%201439.l2649%3C%2Fa%3E

They arrived very quickly. I bought them on February 5th and had them in had 6 days later on the 11th.


Good for you for doing that and planning ahead. Looks like ill be overpaying as well in Marxh when I can squeeze them in my budget.
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1550409)
Posted by kirbenvost on February 13th, 2014 @ 6:36pm CST
Awesome galleries of some awesome figures. I personally can't wait to have Swerve in my collection, and Cosmos is great too.

However, the lack of preorders anywhere worries me a lot. I really hope this doesn't mean they may become the latest 'Cancelled Wave Casualties'. Years later we still have no Scout Rumble & Frenzy, and I'd hate for the same thing to happen to these guys.
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1550416)
Posted by spiderbob007 on February 13th, 2014 @ 6:56pm CST
Seibertron wrote:I over paid for them on eBay ($68.98 shipped)


Yikes!! I hope you can write that expense off on your taxes.

Hasbro needs to get with it, they're just leaving money on the table. The shelves at all the major retailers are devoid of any Transformers besides Beast Hunters and Construct-Bots. Don't they know there's another Baytastic film rolling into a cinema near you, its time to sell, sell, sell!
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1550419)
Posted by Blurrz on February 13th, 2014 @ 7:07pm CST
I hope that these get released in the next few months, or else they're probably going to go the way of Windcharger.
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1550426)
Posted by megatronus on February 13th, 2014 @ 7:33pm CST
Blurrz wrote:I hope that these get released in the next few months, or else they're probably going to go the way of Windcharger.

I certainly hope they go the way of Windcharger - $5 at Five Below aint a bad way to go :D
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1550429)
Posted by LordTwann on February 13th, 2014 @ 8:15pm CST
I'm curious if anyone out there is actually buying the Beast Hunters and Constructo-bots, because that's all I see on store shelves anywhere. And from a retailers perspective it's easy to see why we can't find the toys that we actually want. They've already got a metric butt-ton of crap that no one is buying why buy more now when there's a new movie on the way. It's the same thing that happens every year about this time, and more so in a movie year. Only now it's made worse by the horrible product lines that hasbro already had out.

What really boggles my mind is why these guys, and Skids etc aren't available on any of the normal web outlets. Did they only make five of each figure? I think the best we can hope for is another Windcharger/Grapple scenario where we see them in the summer finally at discount stores.

When all is said and done I would really love for some one at Hasbro to explain their distribution strategies because I'm just completely lost as to why they seem to hate making money.
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1550431)
Posted by Seibertron on February 13th, 2014 @ 8:23pm CST
kirbenvost wrote:Awesome galleries of some awesome figures. I personally can't wait to have Swerve in my collection, and Cosmos is great too.

However, the lack of preorders anywhere worries me a lot. I really hope this doesn't mean they may become the latest 'Cancelled Wave Casualties'. Years later we still have no Scout Rumble & Frenzy, and I'd hate for the same thing to happen to these guys.


Except for we never saw Rumble and Frenzy in Hasbro packaging before nor did Hasbro ever have Rumble and Frenzy on display at a convention suck as BotCon or SDCC like we saw with Swerve and Cosmos last summer.
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1550433)
Posted by Seibertron on February 13th, 2014 @ 8:27pm CST
megatronus wrote:
Blurrz wrote:I hope that these get released in the next few months, or else they're probably going to go the way of Windcharger.

I certainly hope they go the way of Windcharger - $5 at Five Below aint a bad way to go :D


I wouldn't panic about this until you see Age of Extinction figures on the shelves. If they're not out by May, I would worry. I'm expecting them to be part of retailers' spring/Easter reset.
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1550434)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 13th, 2014 @ 8:34pm CST
Seibertron wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:Awesome galleries of some awesome figures. I personally can't wait to have Swerve in my collection, and Cosmos is great too.

However, the lack of preorders anywhere worries me a lot. I really hope this doesn't mean they may become the latest 'Cancelled Wave Casualties'. Years later we still have no Scout Rumble & Frenzy, and I'd hate for the same thing to happen to these guys.


Except for we never saw Rumble and Frenzy in Hasbro packaging before nor did Hasbro ever have Rumble and Frenzy on display at a convention suck as BotCon or SDCC like we saw with Swerve and Cosmos last summer.
But they were going to make Scout Class Demolition Rumble for the Reveal the Shield line:

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Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1550450)
Posted by btskillet on February 13th, 2014 @ 10:30pm CST
So your saying we will see them at target after they reset there shelves soon???? But isn't this what happen to rts rumble and frenzy ..... We waited and waited and they never made it to the states. I really want these figures but I don't want to pay $68 for this 10.99 figures
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1550452)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 13th, 2014 @ 10:38pm CST
btskillet wrote:So your saying we will see them at target after they reset there shelves soon???? But isn't this what happen to rts rumble and frenzy ..... We waited and waited and they never made it to the states. I really want these figures but I don't want to pay $68 for this 10.99 figures
We weren't going to get Frenzy (or "the red and black one"), just Demolition Rumble, who himself was ultimately canceled, having only made it to a few packaged samples instead of mass production.
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1550459)
Posted by noctorro on February 13th, 2014 @ 11:51pm CST
Rumble and Frenzy were only released in the Transformers United Takara line, I haz dem. And they're awesome.

Don't know why you people are concerned, I can get them from our local import shop here in The Netherlands.

If we in a silly small country in Europe can get them I'm very sure the US can get them for a normal price.

I'll be getting that Cosmos, looks amazing!
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1550473)
Posted by Caelus on February 14th, 2014 @ 3:26am CST
LordTwann wrote:I'm curious if anyone out there is actually buying the Beast Hunters and Constructo-bots, because that's all I see on store shelves anywhere.


I have been buying an inappropriately large number of them, relative to my budget. Partly because I like building my own TFs, partly because their weapons and other gubbins are compatible with standard TFs (just finished 'upgrading' Armada Tidalwave's cannons, and just found that CB Megatron's extra bits look good on FoC Grimlock).
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1550493)
Posted by shockblast2 on February 14th, 2014 @ 7:56am CST
I called this a while back, and even ompared it to the RTS scout cancellation. These two, along with Tailgate and the Insecticon (Bombshock I think?) will get scrapped. Unless they make to Marshalls or Five Below. I am starting to wonder if the same is going to happen to ALL Commander class and legion figures, because of the deluxes and voyagers now filling that niche. I would mark it down people. We MIGHT see these two, but with the TF4 line coming out very shortly what room will there be on the shelves for Tailgate & Insecticon?

Furthermore, remember how we saw all those bot shot reveals late last year? That line was dead in the water by last summer and yet we still get new reveals that have never seen retail. Why? Maybe it has something to do with them taking a "loss" on that line and writing it off?? Same thing here.

I would start to worry about the last wave of Prime legions and commanders too. We should have seen them on the shelves by now. We are almost three months out from the last wave release. and again, with the new redesign of the larger toys, what is the purpose for legion and commander class at this point?
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1550494)
Posted by Primeultimus on February 14th, 2014 @ 7:56am CST
Let me just put it like this. I am one of the Premier collectors with as many sources as the best seller around. These just do not really exist outside of Asia except through a few premium outlets.

If you want them I suggest you buy them now. I am worried about the later waves showing up anywhere considering that this wave was supposed to be released in October and is so hard to come by.

It is a shame because I fear they share the same fate as the last wave of RTS Scouts. Perhaps a discount store release is in the cards but may not happen.
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1550522)
Posted by paul053 on February 14th, 2014 @ 10:15am CST
Originally I decided to pass Cosmos but now I want him!!! These new legends look so good, better than the first run.
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1553103)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on February 23rd, 2014 @ 5:04pm CST
They look good, but Swerve has fast become one of my favourite characters, and so I think i'm going to get the Maketoys version that comes with Gears. I don't really want Gears though, so if anyone wants to buy it off me eventually, PM me.
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1553228)
Posted by Va'al on February 24th, 2014 @ 12:00pm CST
Seibertron.com is proud to present four new additions to its celebrated galleries! Feast your eyes on the Takara Tomy versions of Generations Legends Megatron and Chop Shop, Optimus Prime and Roller, Bumblebee and Blazemaster, and Starscream and Waspinator - each featuring the usual Takara metallic paint, and shown off next to their Hasbro counterparts. Click on any of the images below to view the full galleries!


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Generations Waspinator

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Generations Blazemaster

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Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1553239)
Posted by Blackstreak on February 24th, 2014 @ 12:53pm CST
Takara/Tomy does a way better job on their paint applications than Hasbro.
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1553279)
Posted by Razieon on February 24th, 2014 @ 2:27pm CST
Takara/Tomy does a way better job on their paint applications than Hasbro.

Definitely, but they also cost a butt load more, which is unfortunate.
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Posted by Seibertron on February 24th, 2014 @ 2:31pm CST
I'd like to plead the other side of this about Hasbro versus Takara. While I like what Takara attempts to do, I find myself often being very frustrated with Takara's products over Hasbro. Most Hasbro products I can return if there is a problem. Takara Tomy products are another beast to deal with ... so paint chippings, paint flaking off while transforming these toys, paint scratches ... they're a large frustration when dealing with these products. Yah, they might look pretty. But what good does that do when you transform them and paint is coming off of them. I've had this gripe about Takara's products since Binaltech and I feel like the Hasbro figures are holding up better over time.
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1553287)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on February 24th, 2014 @ 2:39pm CST
Agreed, my United gold bumblebee is case in point. He came out of the blister with gouges through the nice metallic paint because of where his shin panels sit on the feet. It means in vehicle mode you have a horiffic scratch through the front of the bonnet. They could have at least packaged him in vehicle mode.
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1553289)
Posted by dragons on February 24th, 2014 @ 2:42pm CST
Hasbro megatron looks better mainly for for origin look evey other bot takra has the win I don't buy legends don't bother much
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Posted by Sabrblade on February 24th, 2014 @ 4:33pm CST
dragons wrote:Hasbro megatron looks better mainly for for origin look evey other bot takra has the win I don't buy legends don't bother much
Hasbro Starscream also looks better since his deco matches the design that his toy was based on, whereas Takara's goes the uncreative route of just recycling the old slavish G1 deco.
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1553428)
Posted by Optimizzy on February 25th, 2014 @ 8:48am CST
Honestly, I've never seen something made exclusive to Takara/Tomy that I just had to have. Same goes for these. The paint looks nice but really, but not for me. Which is what is usually the case. I've rarely seen anything exclusive to Japan that I thought I just HAD to have. I'm just not on the Takara/Tomy is better than Hasbro boat. While I see the paint apps are better, they are also not toys really. If the stickers come off and the paint chips for the prices they charge I don't want them. Of course, theses are geared towards the collectors market I'm guessing so that is a lot of it.
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Posted by Sabrblade on February 25th, 2014 @ 10:25am CST
Optimizzy wrote:Honestly, I've never seen something made exclusive to Takara/Tomy that I just had to have. Same goes for these. The paint looks nice but really, but not for me. Which is what is usually the case. I've rarely seen anything exclusive to Japan that I thought I just HAD to have. I'm just not on the Takara/Tomy is better than Hasbro boat. While I see the paint apps are better, they are also not toys really. If the stickers come off and the paint chips for the prices they charge I don't want them. Of course, theses are geared towards the collectors market I'm guessing so that is a lot of it.
I guess, in this case, it would mostly depend on what sort of things you feel are must haves. We all have our differing views about "must haves", so what sort of things do you see as a must have?
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1553695)
Posted by SentinelA on February 26th, 2014 @ 11:19am CST
Why is it that there are no preoders for these :BANG_HEAD:
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1555833)
Posted by LordTwann on March 7th, 2014 @ 10:09am CST
I've never picked up any if the takara variants since they're so much more expensive. But I'm trying to patiently wait for their variant on Skids. I think with what he's going for on eBay the Takara version will end up being cheaper and there's been no word on if there will be more of that wave coming.
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Posted by Sabrblade on March 7th, 2014 @ 10:13am CST
LordTwann wrote:I've never picked up any if the takara variants since they're so much more expensive. But I'm trying to patiently wait for their variant on Skids. I think with what he's going for on eBay the Takara version will end up being cheaper and there's been no word on if there will be more of that wave coming.
If they ever do release Skids, that is. Thus far, the Japanese Generations lineup has gone from Sandstorm to Waspinator to Rhinox to the Mini-Con Assault Team to Armada Starscream, skipping over a bunch of figures Hasbro released and this isn't the first time this has happened (Takara skipped the FOC Wreckers, for instance).
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1556113)
Posted by LordTwann on March 8th, 2014 @ 7:30pm CST
I know, it stinks. But I can hope. Otherwise I just have to hope we get lucky and he ends up like Blaster and Grimlock last year and the finally put enough out in July/August.
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Posted by Autobot032 on March 23rd, 2014 @ 10:47pm CDT
The Seibertron.com camera has been busy at work, again, this time capturing some Japanese Generations goodness! These galleries feature Takara Tomy's War For Cybertron Soundwave, plus Fall Of Cybertron Blaster, Soundblaster and Soundwave, plus all of their Data Disc companions!

As always, we provide comparison pictures between the various US/Japanese versions, so you can see which one is right for you. The pictures below are your gateway to the full galleries, you can click on any under each heading to be taken to that figure's gallery.

So, without further ado, click away!

Transformers United Soundwave Cybertron Mode

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Generations Soundblaster

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Generations Blaster

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Generations Laserbeak

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Generations Frenzy

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Generations Ravage

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Generations Rewind

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Generations Eject

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Generations Sunder

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Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1559619)
Posted by NassaDane on March 24th, 2014 @ 12:21am CDT
Man, I didn't know the japanese Soundwave looked so cool. I guess I'm happy with mine but he still looks real nice.
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Posted by shajaki on March 24th, 2014 @ 10:22am CDT
i have the first deluxe FOC soundwave. the paint job on the takara version is TO DIE for. i would recommend him to anyone. even at ebay prices, for people who dont even like soundwave, or dont even know what a transformer is.

however i wasnt aware how nice takaras voyager versions were. im just not a fan of the voyager mold, its just to big. and i really do give them props for attempting on the data discs, but ultimately they were a fail.
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Posted by Va'al on March 27th, 2014 @ 11:58am CDT
We have some more high quality toy galleries for you today, here at Seibertron.com! The latest addition sees Generations back in fashion, with two figures which are exclusive to BicCamera and Kojima stores in Japan - take a look at Fireblast Grimlock, a red and yellow redeco with green highlights of its Generations Voyager counterpart (and an homage to the Transformers Animated Fireblast Grimlock), and Thundercracker, a mostly blue repaint with metallic finishes of the Generations Deluxe Starscream mold. As always, click on any of the images below for the full galleries!


Transformers Generations Fireblast Grimlock

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Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1560718)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 27th, 2014 @ 12:43pm CDT
Fireblast Grimlock is also a homage to Super Link Dinobot Magma-Type, especially in Dino Mode. 8)

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Posted by Noideaforaname on March 27th, 2014 @ 1:12pm CDT
Is it wrong I find the Animated figure the most attractive out of all those pictured?
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Posted by T-Macksimus on March 27th, 2014 @ 1:22pm CDT
I just can't help but walk away from a gallery of a Takara Transformer thinking "Hasbro, you cheap bastards!" Happens almost every single time. That Thundercracker looks amazing. I would love to get an entire Seeker set from Takara but I just can't stand what they did to Skywarp. 'Scream and T-Cracker look amazing but I'm not thrilled with 'Warp so the set would just bug me. While I may covet this version of Thundercracker, it isn't so far removed from the version I have that I can't live with mine but I do have to applaud this one. It's amazing.
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1560739)
Posted by Seibertron on March 27th, 2014 @ 2:00pm CDT
T-Macksimus wrote:I just can't help but walk away from a gallery of a Takara Transformer thinking "Hasbro, you cheap bastards!" Happens almost every single time. That Thundercracker looks amazing. I would love to get an entire Seeker set from Takara but I just can't stand what they did to Skywarp. 'Scream and T-Cracker look amazing but I'm not thrilled with 'Warp so the set would just bug me. While I may covet this version of Thundercracker, it isn't so far removed from the version I have that I can't live with mine but I do have to applaud this one. It's amazing.


While Takara Tomy has done some nice variations with Transformers than the Hasbro counterparts, I find myself preferring the Hasbro versions usually ... probably mostly because of cost. I own most Takara Transformers products that have been released since 2006. I find that the quality control problems that people experience with Hasbro's Transformers products happen just as often, if not more due to extra paint apps, with Takara products. There are a few exceptions from time-to-time on both sides of the fence, but when cost is taken into consideration, Hasbro usually wins hands down with me.
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1560747)
Posted by Mkall on March 27th, 2014 @ 2:20pm CDT
I like that Grimlock; I really do. I like the homages to both the Animated and Superlink figure, but it doesn't have a place in my collection.
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1560764)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on March 27th, 2014 @ 3:46pm CDT
After avoiding purchasing Takara-Tomy releases for years, for many of the same reasons others have said (too costly to justify the small differences), I've been slowly amassing quite a collection of modern Transformers product from Japan now. I first made an exception earlier this year, after putting up with Classics Megatron since 2007, by getting United Voyager Megatron for my Classics display. I rationalized that the difference in deco was significant enough and it was important to me to finally have a gun altmode G1 Megatron with the correct colors for my Classics display. Then...I decided to order the Seeker Aces and Elites sets. They are fantastic, very screen accurate, and give my Classics seekers some nice internal consistency with their paint layouts. Now, I've got both Autobot Specialists and the Decepticon Specialists three-packs on preorder. I also picked up a United Scourge to make him more distinguished from his Sweeps clones on my shelf (who will remain the Hasbro versions, of course). I've got a whole wishlist now of Takara-Tomy takes on characters I already have from Hasbro just for the sake of better G1/show accuracy. For the longest time, I convinced myself it was alright that some of my figures were more "toy accurate" than screen accurate, or simply homaged their G1 looks, in keeping with the "Classics" mission statement of modern updates instead of slavish G1 recreations, but now, I can't help but go for the screen accuracy that Takara-Tomy usually gives us. I will agree that paint chipping can be a problem with some figures. My solution so far as been to invest in "Sharpie" permant ink-paint pens to fill in some blemishes on figures. I had to touch up Skywarp and Thundercracker's silver paint from the Seekers Aces set, and those pens work like a charm! You may have to search a little to get the best paint matches for a particular figure, but your investment for a set of pens with a wide variety of colors will still be less expensive than many of the more demanded Takara-Tomy figures.
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1560792)
Posted by shajaki on March 27th, 2014 @ 6:17pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:After avoiding purchasing Takara-Tomy releases for years, for many of the same reasons others have said (too costly to justify the small differences), I've been slowly amassing quite a collection of modern Transformers product from Japan now. I first made an exception earlier this year, after putting up with Classics Megatron since 2007, by getting United Voyager Megatron for my Classics display. I rationalized that the difference in deco was significant enough and it was important to me to finally have a gun altmode G1 Megatron with the correct colors for my Classics display. Then...I decided to order the Seeker Aces and Elites sets. They are fantastic, very screen accurate, and give my Classics seekers some nice internal consistency with their paint layouts. Now, I've got both Autobot Specialists and the Decepticon Specialists three-packs on preorder. I also picked up a United Scourge to make him more distinguished from his Sweeps clones on my shelf (who will remain the Hasbro versions, of course). I've got a whole wishlist now of Takara-Tomy takes on characters I already have from Hasbro just for the sake of better G1/show accuracy. For the longest time, I convinced myself it was alright that some of my figures were more "toy accurate" than screen accurate, or simply homaged their G1 looks, in keeping with the "Classics" mission statement of modern updates instead of slavish G1 recreations, but now, I can't help but go for the screen accuracy that Takara-Tomy usually gives us. I will agree that paint chipping can be a problem with some figures. My solution so far as been to invest in "Sharpie" permant ink-paint pens to fill in some blemishes on figures. I had to touch up Skywarp and Thundercracker's silver paint from the Seekers Aces set, and those pens work like a charm! You may have to search a little to get the best paint matches for a particular figure, but your investment for a set of pens with a wide variety of colors will still be less expensive than many of the more demanded Takara-Tomy figures.

i was the same way, except it wasnt a monetary thing for me. i just wasnt as "in" to the hobby that i am now. the only figures i HAD to have the imports of were the masterpieces. but when i got deeper into collecting and researched the differences between hasbro and takara releases, there was no question. i had to have the superior decos. and since i can afford it, why wouldnt i? so over the last year and a half i went from owning about half the classics/generations line, to being two (or so) figures shy of having a complete henkei-united-TG collection exclusives and all. and buying henkei after the fact, was killer on the wallet. but at the end of the day im really happy with my collection.
Re: New Galleries: Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload (1560793)
Posted by shajaki on March 27th, 2014 @ 6:23pm CDT
oh yeah! the gallery!
my interest on grim was piqued when i first saw him so ill probably get him. thundercracker looks reaallly nice. he even makes me want to get takaras awful skywarp to complete the trio.... ill probably end up with all six in the end.

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