Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Jetfire and Sky-Byte

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends  Jetfire and Sky-Byte

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 9:23AM CDT

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Site sponsor Robotkingdom just reported and put up pre-orders for the next two releases of Takara Tomy's Transformers Legends line. Sky-Byte will be LG-06 and Jetfire will be LG-07. Both due to be released in December of this year. While the images provided is small and may vary from the final product, it looks like in a strange turn of events Takara's Jetfire will have a flat red color and lose all the chrome from the Hasbro version.


Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends  Jetfire and Sky-Byte

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends  Jetfire and Sky-Byte
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Jetfire and Sky-Byte (1596986)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 6th, 2014 @ 9:28am CDT
Sky-Byte has the asymmetrically-colored torso the original had, more paint apps on his legs, and blue missile instead of yellow.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Jetfire and Sky-Byte (1596990)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 6th, 2014 @ 9:42am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Sky-Byte has the asymmetrically-colored torso the original had, more paint apps on his legs, and blue missile instead of yellow.


Furthermore, it looks like they'll continue to use the Japanese names like they did for Primal and Rattrap. So it may not be Sky-Byte, but Gelshark.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Jetfire and Sky-Byte (1596993)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 6th, 2014 @ 9:59am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Sky-Byte has the asymmetrically-colored torso the original had, more paint apps on his legs, and blue missile instead of yellow.


Furthermore, it looks like they'll continue to use the Japanese names like they did for Primal and Rattrap. So it may not be Sky-Byte, but Gelshark.
Oh, is he called Gelshark? I couldn't tell from the tiny pic.

What about Jetfire? Is his name the same or are they going with the "Skyfire" name?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Jetfire and Sky-Byte (1596998)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 6th, 2014 @ 10:05am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Sky-Byte has the asymmetrically-colored torso the original had, more paint apps on his legs, and blue missile instead of yellow.


Furthermore, it looks like they'll continue to use the Japanese names like they did for Primal and Rattrap. So it may not be Sky-Byte, but Gelshark.
Oh, is he called Gelshark? I couldn't tell from the tiny pic.

What about Jetfire? Is his name the same or are they going with the "Skyfire" name?


I think they're going with Jetfire this time around. The Japanese text just describes the figure, but the first paragraph tells what characters the figures are based on, "Jetfire from the cartoon" and "2000, Galshark from Car Robot" in a sense.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Jetfire and Sky-Byte (1596999)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 6th, 2014 @ 10:07am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Sky-Byte has the asymmetrically-colored torso the original had, more paint apps on his legs, and blue missile instead of yellow.


Furthermore, it looks like they'll continue to use the Japanese names like they did for Primal and Rattrap. So it may not be Sky-Byte, but Gelshark.
Oh, is he called Gelshark? I couldn't tell from the tiny pic.

What about Jetfire? Is his name the same or are they going with the "Skyfire" name?


I think they're going with Jetfire this time around. The Japanese text just describes the figure, but the first paragraph tells what characters the figures are based on, "Jetfire from the cartoon" and "2000, Galshark from Car Robot" in a sense.



You can read the text? it's so small..
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Jetfire and Sky-Byte (1597024)
Posted by Optimum Supreme on August 6th, 2014 @ 11:41am CDT
I like Jetfire's stuff better without the chrome "bling" but not so much better that I'd pay import prices and wait until December or whatever.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Jetfire and Sky-Byte (1597028)
Posted by User897 on August 6th, 2014 @ 11:57am CDT
Anyone know of the best choice for a retailer to get Jetfire to the USA? BBTS seems a bit high.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Jetfire and Sky-Byte (1597056)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 6th, 2014 @ 12:59pm CDT
Jetfire looks better without the chrome, but I think I'll stick with the domestic release here in the States.

Sky-Byte/Gelshark looks incredible! The darker blue and silver paint on the side of the shark look so much better. Might invest on Takara's version rather than the Hasbro version.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Jetfire and Sky-Byte (1597061)
Posted by shajaki on August 6th, 2014 @ 1:22pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Sky-Byte/Gelshark looks incredible! The darker blue and silver paint on the side of the shark look so much better. Might invest on Takara's version rather than the Hasbro version.
*agrees*
gotta say, i was indifferent about hasbros skybyte but would have got him anyways because the character was so great. but now i actually want him.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Jetfire and Sky-Byte (1597099)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on August 6th, 2014 @ 3:26pm CDT
The Takara Tomy Twitter has released images of the transformers legends Rattle / Rattrap package
 According to my loose translation of japanese,
【ラットル】なに~オイラが本物のおもちゃになっちゃった!で、でも、このパッケージ最高にイカす!!し、しかもキャラごとに特別マンガも付録するのか!?こりゃ10月発売待ちきれないよ~(>_<) 

The Takara tomy production team is excited for the toy, as well as the special packaging. With each figure will be a manga/ comic related to each character, They can't wait for the figure to release in october.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Jetfire and Sky-Byte (1597113)
Posted by Dr Va'al on August 6th, 2014 @ 4:35pm CDT
Thanks to a tip from fellow Seibertron.com user SW's SilverHammer, we have mirrored below the in-package image of LG01 Rattle (Rattrap) that the Takara Transformers account tweeted earlier today, showing off the new box for the line, which will include redecos of older figures such as Optimus Primal, and newer Generations such as Tankor, Whirl and Roadbuster (and Sky-Byte). Check it out, and compare it to the Hasbro version here!

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Jetfire and Sky-Byte (1597125)
Posted by XDMan on August 6th, 2014 @ 5:27pm CDT
I would imagine Rattrap being stolen in stores. We need...A Better Mousetrap.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Jetfire and Sky-Byte (1597126)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on August 6th, 2014 @ 5:44pm CDT
I'm going to jump on that Takara Jetfire for sure. Once pre-orders go up at TFSource, I'm taking the Hasbro version off my pre-order stack. The flat red paint apps look a lot better than the red chrome overload on the Hasbro version IMO.

Is Rattrap really any different from the Hasbro version?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Jetfire and Sky-Byte (1597130)
Posted by Peridot on August 6th, 2014 @ 6:17pm CDT
XDMan wrote:I would imagine Rattrap being stolen in stores. We need...A Better Mousetrap.

I don't think Rattrap is actually going to be packaged like that. The way he's displayed in the photo wouldn't really fit on store shelves. Plus, he's not even secured in the box.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Jetfire and Sky-Byte (1597131)
Posted by Tigertrack on August 6th, 2014 @ 6:31pm CDT
Metro Prime wrote:
XDMan wrote:I would imagine Rattrap being stolen in stores. We need...A Better Mousetrap.

I don't think Rattrap is actually going to be packaged like that. The way he's displayed in the photo wouldn't really fit on store shelves. Plus, he's not even secured in the box.


I was thinking he same thing man. Box instead of card though is cool.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Jetfire and Sky-Byte (1597139)
Posted by Optimizzy on August 6th, 2014 @ 6:45pm CDT
Tigertrack wrote: Box instead of card though is cool.



Yeah, if you hate the Earth ;)

Serious question though: Why are Takara's packaging so wildly different than Hasbro's? Have all of the generations toys been boxed?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Jetfire and Sky-Byte (1597141)
Posted by shajaki on August 6th, 2014 @ 7:09pm CDT
boxed! i love it! its like original takara beast wars were.

and just cause hes not secured in the box doesnt mean its not official. could just be a mock up.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Jetfire and Sky-Byte (1597174)
Posted by RSDADDIMUS2 on August 6th, 2014 @ 9:30pm CDT
RatTrap and Inferno were my 2 favorites along with Megs.That's a snazzy figure. I may just want one. :HEADHURTS: :HEADHURTS:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Jetfire and Sky-Byte (1597175)
Posted by megatronus on August 6th, 2014 @ 9:30pm CDT
Very reminiscent of the original Beast Wars packaging! Simply a nice throwback :D
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Jetfire and Sky-Byte (1597191)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on August 6th, 2014 @ 10:11pm CDT
kinda funny that when Takara puts chrome on a figure that hasbro doesn't, people are all like "OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! it has chrome!!!!!!!!! :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: Hasbro suks and Takara rulz", and then when the opposite happens people be like "eh I could do without the chrome".

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