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Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues?

Transformers News: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues?

Friday, September 30th, 2011 8:33PM CDT

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Automaton Toys has shared some interesting information regarding Tarkara's new Chronicle sets over on the Cybertron.CA forums. As we already know the Chronicle sets pair up G1 reissues with their DOTM counterparts, so far Takara has released CH-01 Optimus Prime, CH-02 Megatron, and it's rumored that CH-03 will be a Bumblebee set.

Now for the interesting part, Automaton Toys has reported that the inner flaps of the Chronicle boxes reveal pictures of possible future Chronicle sets. CH-01 Optimus Prime reveals the aforementioned Bumblebee set, a set containing G1/DOTM Ratchet, and a G1/DOTM Ironhide set. CH-02 Megatron reveals a G1/DOTM Starscream set and...................... a G1/DOTM Shockwave set.

For the moment these sets can only be considered rumors, as Takara has remained tight lipped about future Chronicle releases. Could fans finally be on the verge of a long awaited G1 Shockwave reissue? Time will tell.

Update: Here's an image of the inner box flaps courtesy of the snakas twitter feed.

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Credit(s): Automaton Toys, Cybertron.CA, snakas twitter
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Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295186)
Posted by MR Optimus Prime on September 30th, 2011 @ 8:58pm CDT
IDK why but the Ratchet set seems great to me.
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295189)
Posted by kirbenvost on September 30th, 2011 @ 9:05pm CDT
Hmm. I'm not all that interested in these timeline sets. I'd rather see Encore releases. But if this is hinting at a possibility of a Shockwave release, that would be amazing.
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295192)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on September 30th, 2011 @ 9:09pm CDT
:PRAY: :PRAY: :PRAY: :PRAY:

Please be true, I'd love a G1 Shockie.
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295195)
Posted by El Duque on September 30th, 2011 @ 9:18pm CDT
Midnight_Fox wrote::PRAY: :PRAY: :PRAY: :PRAY:

Please be true, I'd love a G1 Shockie.


You and me both, and I already have an original G1 Shockwave. For display purposes I like to replace original G1's with releases when possible.
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295196)
Posted by PrymeStriker on September 30th, 2011 @ 9:19pm CDT
Since my parents won't let me get a gun (megatron. Yeah, they're uptight >_<) I've been planning to make Shockwave leader of my decepticons, courtesy of the comics. So this G1/DOTM Shockwave might be the key :grin:
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295198)
Posted by Mindmaster on September 30th, 2011 @ 9:22pm CDT
For me, I'll be happy with the Megatron, Starscream, and Shockwave sets. =P~
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295199)
Posted by TimothyR on September 30th, 2011 @ 9:23pm CDT
Gyrotron wrote:Since my parents won't let me get a gun (megatron. Yeah, they're uptight >_<) I've been planning to make Shockwave leader of my decepticons, courtesy of the comics. So this G1/DOTM Shockwave might be the key :grin:


how old are you? i'm sorry to hear that. parent's can be a drag sometimes.

i wouldn't mind picking up G1 shockwave.. i'd also be interested to see what the dotm paint scheme would look like.

i think at this point however, i'd like the see a leader shockwave and megatron.
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295207)
Posted by ausbot on September 30th, 2011 @ 9:47pm CDT
I'd love a black "Shackwave" Repaint from Shocky!
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295216)
Posted by MGrotusque on September 30th, 2011 @ 10:00pm CDT
I have a real minty G1 Shockwave so i don't really need one of these but it is great news cause i guy could be tempted if it's the right price. Plus for everyone who can't afford or find one that's in good shape this is a much needed release, no doubt.
I'm not much for reissues but i can get behind this one. Everybody needs a Shockwave in their collection and G1 is the definitive version.
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295224)
Posted by Burn on September 30th, 2011 @ 10:18pm CDT
El Duque wrote:
Midnight_Fox wrote::PRAY: :PRAY: :PRAY: :PRAY:

Please be true, I'd love a G1 Shockie.


You and me both, and I already have an original G1 Shockwave. For display purposes I like to replace original G1's with releases when possible.


For weak elbow joint purposes i'd rather have a reissue than an original! :lol:
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295231)
Posted by PrymeStriker on September 30th, 2011 @ 10:38pm CDT
TimothyR wrote:
Gyrotron wrote:Since my parents won't let me get a gun (megatron. Yeah, they're uptight >_<) I've been planning to make Shockwave leader of my decepticons, courtesy of the comics. So this G1/DOTM Shockwave might be the key :grin:


how old are you? i'm sorry to hear that. parent's can be a drag sometimes.

i wouldn't mind picking up G1 shockwave.. i'd also be interested to see what the dotm paint scheme would look like.

i think at this point however, i'd like the see a leader shockwave and megatron.


I am updating my profile now. I grow tired of answering that. :lol: (15)

Eh, when I get enough money, and get older, I will buy Megatron, and nothing can stop me! *Megatron's Evil Laugh*
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295253)
Posted by Burn on September 30th, 2011 @ 11:41pm CDT
If it makes you feel better Gyro, my mother was all "You're not getting Megatron, you have enough toy guns. You're getting Omega Supreme instead!".

Admittedly that was 25 years ago and I did end up getting Megatron...even if I had to wait nearly 20 years! :lol: So hang in there, you'll get him eventually!
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295255)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 1st, 2011 @ 12:11am CDT
Gyrotron wrote:
TimothyR wrote:
Gyrotron wrote:Since my parents won't let me get a gun (megatron. Yeah, they're uptight >_<) I've been planning to make Shockwave leader of my decepticons, courtesy of the comics. So this G1/DOTM Shockwave might be the key :grin:


how old are you? i'm sorry to hear that. parent's can be a drag sometimes.

i wouldn't mind picking up G1 shockwave.. i'd also be interested to see what the dotm paint scheme would look like.

i think at this point however, i'd like the see a leader shockwave and megatron.


I am updating my profile now. I grow tired of answering that. :lol: (15)

Eh, when I get enough money, and get older, I will buy Megatron, and nothing can stop me! *Megatron's Evil Laugh*


Not as bad as your parents not letting you play any form of Call of Duty. Or any other M-rated games, but strangely they'll let me play Halo. Strange indeed... :???:
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295258)
Posted by Mechastrike on October 1st, 2011 @ 12:23am CDT
a reissue of g1 Shockwave? wasn't the mold for that toy made in South Korea. :???:
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295261)
Posted by Rated X on October 1st, 2011 @ 12:37am CDT
Shockwave would be cool. Although there is high quality KO Shockwave available for about 70 bucks. So unless you swear by the Hasbro name, this figure is nothing new.
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295268)
Posted by ShadowGinrai on October 1st, 2011 @ 1:25am CDT
I might try to pick up the other chronicles toys. Will defiantly get Shockwave, probably will never buy the Bumblebee though. The only Bumblebee I have ever wanted is the Cyber-fire one and I am still looking for it. I have 3 BB's from the first movie and I didn't buy any of them... very interesting birthday party... :lol: :CON:
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295270)
Posted by MGrotusque on October 1st, 2011 @ 1:36am CDT
Burn wrote:If it makes you feel better Gyro, my mother was all "You're not getting Megatron, you have enough toy guns. You're getting Omega Supreme instead!".

Admittedly that was 25 years ago and I did end up getting Megatron...even if I had to wait nearly 20 years! :lol: So hang in there, you'll get him eventually!


I remember my mom banning me from watching GI Joe or having any in the house cause she said it would turn me into a "war monger" and violent but let me watch Tour of Duty, A Team and hardcore war gore movies like Hamburger Hill. Which was pretty violent for the time.
Anyhow.......pardon my little interruption. Carry on
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295292)
Posted by RhA on October 1st, 2011 @ 3:55am CDT
ausbot wrote:I'd love a black "Shackwave" Repaint from Shocky!


Give 'em an inch...
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295294)
Posted by crossblades on October 1st, 2011 @ 4:58am CDT
So then folks, how do i order 1 of each of these to the uk???
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295297)
Posted by DevastaTTor on October 1st, 2011 @ 5:24am CDT
A. I doubt this Shockwave rumor is true and B. I can't imagine he'll be half as good as the original given the treatment the Chronicles Megatron got.

I'd love the have a G1 Shockwave though and agree that an Encore release makes more sense.
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295298)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on October 1st, 2011 @ 5:26am CDT
Gyrotron wrote:Since my parents won't let me get a gun (megatron. Yeah, they're uptight >_<) I've been planning to make Shockwave leader of my decepticons, courtesy of the comics. So this G1/DOTM Shockwave might be the key :grin:


Ever tried buying a nerf? :lol:
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295301)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on October 1st, 2011 @ 5:30am CDT
Ironhide and ratchet? both are same in terms of mass is G1... and ratchet's a deluxe and ironhide's a voyager in DOTM... maybe Takara's using the movie-1 voyager ratchet to standardize the prices of all the chronicles figs? then they would have to pair leader bb to the g1 one :lol:

I really want a shockwave, but i already own the regular hasbro one, and ot even shiny paint is worth paying $100 for. Why cant shockwave be encore... please let an encore shockwave be released :PRAY:
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295322)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 1st, 2011 @ 8:14am CDT
Can we see the actual images of those flaps? If you ask me, it's like the first Japanese Movie catalog, which showed several movie toys with their G1 counterparts.
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295323)
Posted by Pretender Skywarp on October 1st, 2011 @ 8:21am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Can we see the actual images of those flaps? If you ask me, it's like the first Japanese Movie catalog, which showed several movie toys with their G1 counterparts.


Didn't someone do a "then and now" display at one of Eastern conventions when ROTF came out? I'm sure that had toys in it that hadn't been reissued...
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295338)
Posted by El Duque on October 1st, 2011 @ 9:42am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Can we see the actual images of those flaps? If you ask me, it's like the first Japanese Movie catalog, which showed several movie toys with their G1 counterparts.


Here ya go:

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Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295339)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 1st, 2011 @ 9:43am CDT
gavinfuzzy wrote:
Gyrotron wrote:Since my parents won't let me get a gun (megatron. Yeah, they're uptight >_<) I've been planning to make Shockwave leader of my decepticons, courtesy of the comics. So this G1/DOTM Shockwave might be the key :grin:


Ever tried buying a nerf? :lol:


Yep, and they'll let me get that :-(
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295346)
Posted by Rated X on October 1st, 2011 @ 9:55am CDT
Gyrotron wrote:
gavinfuzzy wrote:
Gyrotron wrote:Since my parents won't let me get a gun (megatron. Yeah, they're uptight >_<) I've been planning to make Shockwave leader of my decepticons, courtesy of the comics. So this G1/DOTM Shockwave might be the key :grin:


Ever tried buying a nerf? :lol:


Yep, and they'll let me get that :-(



Tell your parents you want to join the NRA :lol:

Guns dont kill people. People kill people with guns. ;)
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295352)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 1st, 2011 @ 10:05am CDT
Rated X wrote:
Gyrotron wrote:
gavinfuzzy wrote:
Gyrotron wrote:Since my parents won't let me get a gun (megatron. Yeah, they're uptight >_<) I've been planning to make Shockwave leader of my decepticons, courtesy of the comics. So this G1/DOTM Shockwave might be the key :grin:


Ever tried buying a nerf? :lol:


Yep, and they'll let me get that :-(



Tell your parents you want to join the NRA :lol:

Guns dont kill people. People kill people with guns. ;)


Oh my God, I know where that came from! That American Dad episode where Stan takes Haley to that gun-inspired amusement park.
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295357)
Posted by CaSSeTteBOTs45 on October 1st, 2011 @ 10:26am CDT
=P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~
I neeeeeeeed a Shockwave... I hope this is true!!!! Not too happy with DOTM though, I would probably just give it to my Bayformers friend :roll:
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295422)
Posted by Seibertron on October 1st, 2011 @ 1:09pm CDT
I have a feeling that this is not an indication. While it would be tremendously awesome, I just don't feel like those flaps were an indication of future releases. A Shockwave set would be absolutely awesome though. Odd that Soundwave wasn't on the 4th flap for Megatron. If those flaps are indications of future releases, Soundwave would've been a really cool set as well ... but still odd that they omitted him either way. Four Autobots, four Decepticons.
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295485)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on October 1st, 2011 @ 4:31pm CDT
I really hope this Shockwave reissue rumour is true :PRAY:. If nothing else it means I wouldn't need to sell a Kidney to get an original. =P~
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295510)
Posted by Judge Deliberata on October 1st, 2011 @ 6:42pm CDT
Oh, wow. Awesome. About time!

Shockwave has always been my favorite TF bar none; I asked for him as a kid but received Soundwave instead (oh, you wacky parents - not that I'm complaining, Soundwave was and is a great, fun figure) and never owned him up until a few years back when I paid about 300 on EBay for a MIB, with both gun and hose in flawless condition. I also bought the absolutely amazing KO that came out last year, and highly recommend it.

I don't particularly need another, really, but it'd be nice to have an 'official' Shockers to put up on display. Plus it'd be the first time I actually bought an official Shockwave from a retailer. :P
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295528)
Posted by RiddlerJ on October 1st, 2011 @ 7:59pm CDT
A brand spanking new G1 Shockwave. Yes! Yes! Oh good lord Yes! :grin:

I'll even buy DOTM Shocky again if it means I could get a working Shockwave. I have two G1 versions already, one from my youth and one from Ebay and neither are in decent condition. :KREMZEEK:
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295574)
Posted by triKlops on October 1st, 2011 @ 10:59pm CDT
Shockwave would be the one I would be looking forward to
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1295931)
Posted by michael alex kawa on October 3rd, 2011 @ 5:02am CDT
I hope the rumors are true ,with that said !!! What G1 BB :BOT: would they (TAKARA/TOMY) give with the set ??I can't see them doing the 84 one ,unless the movie version would be a Legend Class !! :grin: :grin: Just wondering . :-?
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1296217)
Posted by camx555 on October 3rd, 2011 @ 7:08pm CDT
Oh man now i really want a chronicles jazz
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1296641)
Posted by Kung Fu Man on October 4th, 2011 @ 9:04pm CDT
I'm actually glad to hear this not only for a G1 Shockwave, but a chromed-up DotM Shockwave too. Heck, I've already got three versions of that mold, might as well make it four. :\
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1296676)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 4th, 2011 @ 10:36pm CDT
Thinking about it, and I might also pick up Starscream and Bumblebee. I mean, I already have G2 Bumblebee, but his legs are crap. And Starscream could be a nice edition to my Decepticon Build-Up. I'll take Shockwave, Starscream, and Bumblebee please :D
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1302392)
Posted by Blurrz on October 18th, 2011 @ 9:47pm CDT
Bumblebee rumor has been circling for about half a year.. wouldn't doubt that these are possible.
Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues? (1302448)
Posted by dinogeist on October 19th, 2011 @ 2:03am CDT
i'm not a fan of multi sets. because lately multi sets cost more than singular sets. also the box is too big & takes up way too much space in storage.

I prefer buying a singular TF toy. because lately it cost less than a multi set. the box is smaller & stacks better in a huge storage box.

The thing i most dis-like about multi or verse sets. is more often their is only one desired figure I want & the others I view as awful.
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