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Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:32 pm
by El Duque
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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Re: Takara's Chronicle Sets Hint at Possible Future Reissues?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:58 pm
by No One
IDK why but the Ratchet set seems great to me.

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

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:05 pm
by kirbenvost
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?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:09 pm
by Midnight_Fox
:PRAY: :PRAY: :PRAY: :PRAY:

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

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

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:18 pm
by El Duque
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?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:19 pm
by PrymeStriker
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?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:22 pm
by Mindmaster
For me, I'll be happy with the Megatron, Starscream, and Shockwave sets. =P~

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

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:23 pm
by TimothyR
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?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:47 pm
by ausbot
I'd love a black "Shackwave" Repaint from Shocky!

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

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:00 pm
by MGrotusque
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?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:18 pm
by Burn
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?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:38 pm
by PrymeStriker
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?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:41 pm
by Burn
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?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:11 pm
by Mindmaster
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?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:23 pm
by Mechastrike
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?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:37 pm
by Rated X
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?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:25 am
by ShadowGinrai
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?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:36 am
by MGrotusque
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?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:55 am
by RhA
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?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:58 am
by crossblades
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?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 4:24 am
by DevastaTTor
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?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 4:26 am
by gavinfuzzy
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?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 4:30 am
by gavinfuzzy
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?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:14 am
by JelZe GoldRabbit
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?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:21 am
by Pretender Skywarp
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...