New Official Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Decepticons

Transformers News: New Official Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Decepticons

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 8:38AM CDT

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We have some updated official images of the Asian market exclusive Specialist: Decepticons three-pack from Takara Tomy Mall. This set consists of reissues of Classics Astrotrain, Universe 2.0 Galvatron, and Universe 2.0 Tankor (Octane). Each features a new deco, and special collectors style packaging.

Transformers News: Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Transformers News: Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Transformers News: Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Transformers News: Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Transformers News: Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Transformers News: Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Transformers News: Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists
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Re: New Official Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Decepticons (1560295)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 26th, 2014 @ 8:48am CDT
Looks like the Japanese might have an easier way of acquiring these after all.
Re: New Official Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Decepticons (1560299)
Posted by Sideshow Sideswipe on March 26th, 2014 @ 8:53am CDT
I always get giddy when I see that maniacal look in Galvatrons eyes.
Re: New Official Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Decepticons (1560300)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on March 26th, 2014 @ 8:55am CDT
Whoa! For a second I thought that these toys were Combaticons. Galvatron, Tankor, and Astrotrain threw me off. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: New Official Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Decepticons (1560302)
Posted by Counterpunch on March 26th, 2014 @ 9:02am CDT
Octane, get it chromed or get it gone. Seriously...Get your shit together TyrOctane.
Re: New Official Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Decepticons (1560303)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 26th, 2014 @ 9:05am CDT
Counterpunch wrote:Octane, get it chromed or get it gone. Seriously...Get your shit together TyrOctane.
There's no chrome on the other two, so why should Octane get chromed?

Besides, there's already his Henkei! Henkei! toys if you want him with chrome.
Re: New Official Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Decepticons (1560306)
Posted by megatronus on March 26th, 2014 @ 9:11am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:Octane, get it chromed or get it gone. Seriously...Get your shit together TyrOctane.
There's no chrome on the other two, so why should Octane get chromed?

Besides, there's already his Henkei! Henkei! toys if you want him with chrome.

Yea, I'm happy with the slightly-more-subtle metallics.
Re: New Official Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Decepticons (1560309)
Posted by Flakmaster on March 26th, 2014 @ 9:25am CDT
I hope these aren't too expensive on BBTS. I don't often buy TFs anymore, but the chance to pick up two triple-changers from the Classics line is difficult to pass up, especially since the old US and Takara releases now cost an arm and a leg each.
Re: New Official Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Decepticons (1560333)
Posted by megatronus on March 26th, 2014 @ 10:36am CDT
Flakmaster wrote:I hope these aren't too expensive on BBTS. I don't often buy TFs anymore, but the chance to pick up two triple-changers from the Classics line is difficult to pass up, especially since the old US and Takara releases now cost an arm and a leg each.

Both BBTS & TFsource have the Decepticon specialists for $130. More like an arm OR a leg rather than an arm AND a leg.
Re: New Official Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Decepticons (1560340)
Posted by shajaki on March 26th, 2014 @ 10:59am CDT
ebay prices for these guys arent outrageous. if youre patient, the classics versions could cost about 20-30 each. henkeis anywhere from 20-60. but i would get the three pack since these are the most superior color schemes yet, three in one shot, one shipping charge. best bang for the buck unless you magically happen to find all the seperate figures from one seller.

also, bbts isnt the be-all-end-all for online TF shopping. chimung has both sets fot 110 each as i recall.
Re: New Official Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Decepticons (1560342)
Posted by megatronus on March 26th, 2014 @ 11:06am CDT
shajaki wrote:ebay prices for these guys arent outrageous. if youre patient, the classics versions could cost about 20-30 each. henkeis anywhere from 20-60. but i would get the three pack since these are the most superior color schemes yet, three in one shot, one shipping charge. best bang for the buck unless you magically happen to find all the seperate figures from one seller.

also, bbts isnt the be-all-end-all for online TF shopping. chimung has both sets fot 110 each as i recall.

100% agree with you. These are by far the best decos for each of these figures, IMHO.

I'm playing the delicate balance of wanting them, but hoping they go on sale like the Seeker sets. I'll be monitoring BBTS stock closely for fear of being shut out...
Re: New Official Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Decepticons (1560350)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on March 26th, 2014 @ 11:45am CDT
I guess the person or persons involved in the posting of these images were having some fun having Octain armed with Astrotrain's pistola. :P

Anyway I'm satisfied with my custom Galvatron i picked up along with Henkei Octain and Astrotrain...'nuff said! :VEHI:
Re: New Official Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Decepticons (1560371)
Posted by Anonymous. on March 26th, 2014 @ 12:41pm CDT
Going to do some reconnaissance and destroy every master cast and mold of Deluxe Galvy. That mold needs to die.
Re: New Official Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Decepticons (1560378)
Posted by Mkall on March 26th, 2014 @ 1:08pm CDT
That Astrotrain's deco is very nice and if I can get it seperately, that would be awesome. However the Octane figure is decent at best and that Galvatron mold is crap that can't be hidden with paint, so I don't want to deal with them.
Re: New Official Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Decepticons (1560385)
Posted by Counterpunch on March 26th, 2014 @ 1:28pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:Octane, get it chromed or get it gone. Seriously...Get your shit together TyrOctane.
There's no chrome on the other two, so why should Octane get chromed?

Besides, there's already his Henkei! Henkei! toys if you want him with chrome.


Why shouldn't there be? Maybe I'd like some chrome on the tank to mirror the G1 toy?

The Henkei version has chromed guns, not what I'm looking for.

Anyway, why are you questioning my personal preferences on this? It's not like I'm asking for something so far outside the box that it needs to be called to question. >:oP
Re: New Official Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Decepticons (1560387)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 26th, 2014 @ 1:32pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:Octane, get it chromed or get it gone. Seriously...Get your shit together TyrOctane.
There's no chrome on the other two, so why should Octane get chromed?

Besides, there's already his Henkei! Henkei! toys if you want him with chrome.


Why shouldn't there be? Maybe I'd like some chrome on the tank to mirror the G1 toy?

The Henkei version has chromed guns, not what I'm looking for.

Anyway, why are you questioning my personal preferences on this? It's not like I'm asking for something so far outside the box that it needs to be called to question. >:oP
Cursed curiosity compelled me to inquire.
Re: New Official Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Decepticons (1560403)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on March 26th, 2014 @ 2:42pm CDT
I know the Universe Galvatron mold is a flawed design as far as transforming the figure goes, but it looks fine in bot mode, IMO, and if you're going to just put him in your Classics shelf for display purposes, what's the harm? You're not obligated to transform him ever again if you don't want to. Some people seem to hate this mold like it ran over their dog.
Re: New Official Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Decepticons (1560429)
Posted by shajaki on March 26th, 2014 @ 5:11pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:I know the Universe Galvatron mold is a flawed design as far as transforming the figure goes, but it looks fine in bot mode, IMO, and if you're going to just put him in your Classics shelf for display purposes, what's the harm? You're not obligated to transform him ever again if you don't want to. Some people seem to hate this mold like it ran over their dog.

heard that. the classics galvy mold gets a bad wrap. transforming him just takes some fine tuning, kinda like an MP or alternator. once you got the hang of it, its not bad. and it may have taken a long time to get his colors right, but there they are. with that paint job who could hate on galvy now?
Re: New Official Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Decepticons (1561606)
Posted by Dr Va'al on March 31st, 2014 @ 3:56pm CDT
In preparation for the actual galleries, showing up later this week, Seibertron.com is proud to present a couple of images from the Hasbro Asia Exclusives Autobot and Decepticon Specialist sets! Check out images below of close-up shots of the bios for Galvatron, Octane, Astrotrain, Hound, Ironhide and Mirage plus a combined shot showcasing the combined picture that the two boxes make, similar to the previous Seekers sets. Will you be reaching for these? Let us know what you think in the Energon Pub!













Re: New Official Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Decepticons (1561607)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 31st, 2014 @ 4:05pm CDT
Trivia: the bios are copied word for word from the original Marvel Transformers Universe bios. Lazy, or tribute? You be the judge :lol:

And really clever how the boxes fit in style. Can't wait for the galleries!
Re: New Official Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Decepticons (1561613)
Posted by shajaki on March 31st, 2014 @ 4:25pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Trivia: the bios are copied word for word from the original Marvel Transformers Universe bios. Lazy, or tribute? You be the judge :lol:

And really clever how the boxes fit in style. Can't wait for the galleries!

im going to say lazy coincidence. even though we found out hounds eyes were yellow in a uk comic...

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