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Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight

Friday, January 25th, 2013 4:31PM CST

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Previously seen before at various online retailers, we have more official images of the second wave of Takara's Generations, Kickback, Starscream, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus and Fireflight. Hasbro's Generations toys have been repainted into the caliber befitting Takara's toys; they feature the line's trademark metallic sheen. As for Fireflight, he has a completely different deco compared to his domestic counterpart.

Starscream
Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight
Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight

Kickback
Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight
Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight

Sideswipe
Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight
Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight

Ultra Magnus
Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight
Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight

Fireflight
Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight
Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight

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Re: Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight (1458031)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 25th, 2013 @ 4:37pm CST
Air Raid, not Fireflight.
Re: Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight (1458034)
Posted by xyl360 on January 25th, 2013 @ 4:41pm CST
These look awesome, I can't wait until they come in :)!

I find it annoying that Hasbro has to Photoshop their toys to make them look like robots and Takara just uses paint. Oh well, pricey I guess, but worth it (for me).
Re: Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight (1458037)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 25th, 2013 @ 4:45pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Air Raid, not Fireflight.


The "Fireflight" trademark can't be used by Hasbro anymore, hence the name change. "Firestrike" is the substitute name, but I can see why Hasbro isn't using it for homaging G1 characters.

And Air Raid is looking gorgeous! :x
Re: Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight (1458039)
Posted by RAcast on January 25th, 2013 @ 4:47pm CST
So Hasbo does Fireflight and dubs him Air Raid and Takara does Air Raid and calls him Fireflight. That's pretty hilarious actually. :lol:
Re: Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight (1458041)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 25th, 2013 @ 4:49pm CST
RAcast wrote:So Hasbo does Fireflight and dubs him Air Raid and Takara does Air Raid and calls him Fireflight. That's pretty hilarious actually. :lol:


It's Air Raid for both markets. Some people just wanna stick to older incorrect names. :P
Re: Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight (1458048)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on January 25th, 2013 @ 5:21pm CST
That Ultra Magnus... oh my, I think I might have to double dip
Re: Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight (1458049)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 25th, 2013 @ 5:31pm CST
Those look magnificent. Leave it to Takara to make the superior paint schemes.

Too bad I won't be importing anything for a while. >:oP

Sabrblade wrote:Air Raid, not Fireflight.


Google Translate says its "Airlaid." :lol: :lol: :lol:
Re: Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight (1458052)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 25th, 2013 @ 5:44pm CST
I like Starscream's metallic sheen.

Kickback's deco isn't much of an improvement, so still looking into getting the American release.

As much as I like that Ultra Magnus, I like me some Generation 1-cartoon accuracy, so... no contest.

If I am to get Sideswipe, it would only be for the gun to give Ultra Magnus when I get him. Therefore, pass for this release.

Fireflight is... questionable.
Re: Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight (1458053)
Posted by Sinnertwin on January 25th, 2013 @ 5:49pm CST
I don't see anything there that'll justify another purchase for me
Re: Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight (1458066)
Posted by Cybertronus on January 25th, 2013 @ 6:57pm CST
I still think the O Prime/U Magnus mold would make a pretty cool roadbuster but he needs a gattling gun or something big... >:oP
Re: Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight (1458070)
Posted by JackStraw on January 25th, 2013 @ 7:15pm CST
Decos look great. Not a fan of the foc vibe though, and I have an especially hard time with those enlarged legends class fists and legs of the shocky mold.

I love the blocky OP/Magnus toy, much more so as Magnus. The hot pink is questionable. I have the has bro version and he's cool. Shame he's so teeny tiny.
Re: Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight (1458112)
Posted by Sodan-1 on January 25th, 2013 @ 10:09pm CST
The Ultra Magnus and Sideswipe molds I flat-out don't like and while I do like the Shockwave mold, I've no interest in an Autobot version of it. I really like the looks of Kickback, but I've been really turned off by what Razorclaw0000 said about it on the Twincast. I'm definitely up for that Starscream mold, but not sure I want to spend Takara money on it.
Re: Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight (1458114)
Posted by Flux Convoy on January 25th, 2013 @ 10:23pm CST
Screamer looks freaking fantastic. Kickback is a massive improvement over his Hasbro alternative. So is Ultra Magnus. Shame he looks NOTHING like that in the game. Sideswipe looks like his eyes are still soulless. I hope that isn't the case. As for Air Raid or whoever, who cares? He doesn't resemble anyone in the game. Not sure why he always gets so much discussion. It's cool that the figure has remolded bits and a new head but he's not anything in either game. He hardly resembles any other iteration of the Aerialbots either. What am I missing?
:BOT:
Re: Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight (1458117)
Posted by KNM2012 on January 25th, 2013 @ 10:32pm CST
I have to confess that I like how TOMY is handling their version of the Generations line. However, 2013 is going to be a focus on Takara/Takara Tomy Headmasters and Pretenders. So I guess that this will not be a 2013 series for me, which means one less series to focus on. >:oP

Oh... And for those disputing the "Fireflight" name, the only store that says it is Air Raid is Toy Hobby Market. However, BBTS and TFsource are two stores (as examples) that were informed that it would be Fireflight. So unless TOMY changed their mind, I will not be discussing nor disputing what name they originally announced. :lol:
Re: Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight (1458195)
Posted by STngAR on January 26th, 2013 @ 9:30am CST
I was never a fan of the shiny paint. IMO they would look nicer without the use of the shiny paint. :MAXIMAL:
Re: Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight (1458201)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on January 26th, 2013 @ 9:57am CST
Interesting all around. UM is cool looking but I'm fine with the Hasbro version. The only thing I don't like about Hasbro's is the white tips on his feet...they should'a stayed blue. Kickback looks surprisingly bolder than Hasbro's...I may pick him up. Starscream I'm still on the fence about and I can't stand the face expression on Sideswipe, it just ain't right!!

Fireflight (just saying it for the hell of it :P ) on the other hand looks too damn bad to be good. I think I'll get this awesome repaint, re-name it making it an honorary :CON: . :VEHI:
Re: Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight (1458203)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 26th, 2013 @ 10:05am CST
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:Oh... And for those disputing the "Fireflight" name, the only store that says it is Air Raid is Toy Hobby Market. However, BBTS and TFsource are two stores (as examples) that were informed that it would be Fireflight. So unless TOMY changed their mind, I will not be discussing nor disputing what name they originally announced. :lol:


Takaratomy's site, Toy Hobby Market, amazon.co.jp, e-Hobby and other Japanese stores all say エアレイド (eareido), Air Raid. English language stores have the tendency to stick with original announced names, BBTS especially is notorious for faulty translations. However, ToyArena has it listed as Air Raid, and Robot Kingdom has both names.
Re: Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight (1458223)
Posted by mooncake623 on January 26th, 2013 @ 11:58am CST
ZOMG might have to buy all of these again... Maybe not sideswipe what a horrible mold
Re: Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight (1458225)
Posted by Flux Convoy on January 26th, 2013 @ 12:11pm CST
STngAR wrote:I was never a fan of the shiny paint. IMO they would look nicer without the use of the shiny paint. :MAXIMAL:

I couldn't disagree more. I have all of the figures from the last game and they're stunning in hand. Soundwave especially is so much nicer than the Hasbro version.
:BOT:
Re: Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight (1458276)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 26th, 2013 @ 4:20pm CST
Starscream, you so sexy! But...is his head blue? That's odd. Otherwise, gorgeous repaint. If only Hasbro could have so much detail.
Re: Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight (1458278)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 26th, 2013 @ 4:25pm CST
kirbenvost wrote:Starscream, you so sexy! But...is his head blue? That's odd.


Not really. His head is also blue in the game.

Image
Re: Takara Tomy Website Update: Starscream, Kickback, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus & Fireflight (1458284)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 26th, 2013 @ 4:39pm CST
Oh. Ew. I prefer standard Starscream coloring. ;)
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