Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure Line (TAV, TED, Misc)

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Postby Nemesis Destron » Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:41 pm

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Postby carytheone » Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:53 pm

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Postby Nemesis Destron » Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:10 pm

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure Line (TAV, TED, Misc)

Postby fenrir72 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:04 pm

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http://tf.takaratomy.co.jp/toy/event/20 ... st-62.html

When it comes to pimping............TT is the best!

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An exclusive free bee or something for the latest TF Generations mook.
Buy Official Hb/TakaraTitancityformers at retail price or else the 3rd party makers win!

"Shelfwarming"
Btw, its been nearly a year now and TR Soundwave and Blaster aren't moving in the shelve of TRU, is that shelfwarming or what?


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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure Line (TAV, TED, Misc)

Postby carytheone » Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:26 pm

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fenrir72 wrote:http://tf.takaratomy.co.jp/toy/event/2016/01/post-62.html

When it comes to pimping............TT is the best!

*img snippity snip snip*

An exclusive free bee or something for the latest TF Generations mook.
Hasbro says pimpin' aint easy, but Takara sure seems to make it look that way.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure Line (TAV, TED, Misc)

Postby Hellscream9999 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:49 pm

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fenrir72 wrote:http://tf.takaratomy.co.jp/toy/event/2016/01/post-62.html

When it comes to pimping............TT is the best!

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An exclusive free bee or something for the latest TF Generations mook.


So, by free bee, do you mean that you get a free bumblebee figure, not much of an incentive :-P
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure Line (TAV, TED, Misc)

Postby fenrir72 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:11 am

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Hellscream9999 wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:http://tf.takaratomy.co.jp/toy/event/2016/01/post-62.html

When it comes to pimping............TT is the best!

Image

An exclusive free bee or something for the latest TF Generations mook.


So, by free bee, do you mean that you get a free bumblebee figure, not much of an incentive :-P


Post G1, that's true so APOLOGIZE to the "B" 8-}
Buy Official Hb/TakaraTitancityformers at retail price or else the 3rd party makers win!

"Shelfwarming"
Btw, its been nearly a year now and TR Soundwave and Blaster aren't moving in the shelve of TRU, is that shelfwarming or what?


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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure Line (TAV, TED, Misc)

Postby Hellscream9999 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:16 am

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fenrir72 wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:http://tf.takaratomy.co.jp/toy/event/2016/01/post-62.html

When it comes to pimping............TT is the best!

Image

An exclusive free bee or something for the latest TF Generations mook.


So, by free bee, do you mean that you get a free bumblebee figure, not much of an incentive :-P


Post G1, that's true so APOLOGIZE to the "B" 8-}


It's all good; here, it's spelled 'freebie', so maybe that can help in avoiding misinterpreting giveaways 8-}
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure Line (TAV, TED, Misc)

Postby fenrir72 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:01 am

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Hellscream9999 wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:http://tf.takaratomy.co.jp/toy/event/2016/01/post-62.html

When it comes to pimping............TT is the best!

Image

An exclusive free bee or something for the latest TF Generations mook.


So, by free bee, do you mean that you get a free bumblebee figure, not much of an incentive :-P


Post G1, that's true so APOLOGIZE to the "B" 8-}


It's all good; here, it's spelled 'freebie', so maybe that can help in avoiding misinterpreting giveaways 8-}


8-} mi amigo, wasn't serious about that :lol: but when someone makes fun of the original (as I said, post G1 Bb by Bay is the yellow menace) I go cuckoo locco.... :twisted:

Anyways, if I got it correctly, the "mook" has a coupon and you need to mail it (domestically) within a deadline and they ship it to you. Scalpers are gonna make a killing unless there's a set for the Asian market. :-(
Buy Official Hb/TakaraTitancityformers at retail price or else the 3rd party makers win!

"Shelfwarming"
Btw, its been nearly a year now and TR Soundwave and Blaster aren't moving in the shelve of TRU, is that shelfwarming or what?


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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure Line (TAV, TED, Misc)

Postby Hellscream9999 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:03 pm

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fenrir72 wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:http://tf.takaratomy.co.jp/toy/event/2016/01/post-62.html

When it comes to pimping............TT is the best!

Image

An exclusive free bee or something for the latest TF Generations mook.


So, by free bee, do you mean that you get a free bumblebee figure, not much of an incentive :-P


Post G1, that's true so APOLOGIZE to the "B" 8-}


It's all good; here, it's spelled 'freebie', so maybe that can help in avoiding misinterpreting giveaways 8-}


8-} mi amigo, wasn't serious about that :lol: but when someone makes fun of the original (as I said, post G1 Bb by Bay is the yellow menace) I go cuckoo locco.... :twisted:

Anyways, if I got it correctly, the "mook" has a coupon and you need to mail it (domestically) within a deadline and they ship it to you. Scalpers are gonna make a killing unless there's a set for the Asian market. :-(


Indeed, probably better to forget that the freebie even exists 8-}
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Million Publishing/Hero-X Transformers Adventure VS SP Dogfight & Runamuck Art & Promo

Postby shajaki » Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:05 pm

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Postby Shuttershock » Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:43 pm

"From this day forth, you two shall be members of the Breastforce."
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Postby RiddlerJ » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:49 pm

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure Line (TAV, TED, Misc)

Postby Wolfman Jake » Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:06 pm

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BBTS, TFSource, and the like eventually put up pre-orders for these, if I recall correctly. I think they have a way of buying the books and sending in for the freebies through some kind of middle man. Yes, it drives up the price, but it's a way to get the otherwise impossible. I know I've gotten at least one Million Publishing exclusive through an online retailor in the past: Shouki. I'm pretty sure I've seen others such as Artfire, Stepper, and Infiltrator Starscream available through similar channels over the past few years. I've not seen this "TAV VS SP" set listed yet, though, which is a pity. I really want Dogfight, just because, and it would be nice to have a little Runamuck to got with his buddy little Runabout.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure Line (TAV, TED, Misc)

Postby Hellscream9999 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:12 pm

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Kind of a d|ck move on TT's part to put Viper into this exclusive instead of releasing it at retail =;

I mean, it was hard enough to get Viper here without paying inflated prices (bbts, tfsource, etc), I can't imagine what it must be like to try importing Viper to Japan - assuming they care enough about him to want him...
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Postby LOST Cybertronian » Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:52 pm

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Hellscream9999 wrote:Kind of a d|ck move on TT's part to put Viper into this exclusive instead of releasing it at retail =;

I mean, it was hard enough to get Viper here without paying inflated prices (bbts, tfsource, etc), I can't imagine what it must be like to try importing Viper to Japan - assuming they care enough about him to want him...


Except that it is not Viper. It is Dogfight and just uses the Viper retool of the mold. Also Takara didn't make a conscience decision to make this figure a Million Publishing exclusive. Just like FunPub does with Hasbro, Million came up with the idea, presented it to Takara and they approved it. Takara may still use the head later down the road.

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Postby Hellscream9999 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:17 pm

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Hellscream9999 wrote:Kind of a d|ck move on TT's part to put Viper into this exclusive instead of releasing it at retail =;

I mean, it was hard enough to get Viper here without paying inflated prices (bbts, tfsource, etc), I can't imagine what it must be like to try importing Viper to Japan - assuming they care enough about him to want him...


Except that it is not Viper. It is Dogfight and just uses the Viper retool of the mold. Also Takara didn't make a conscience decision to make this figure a Million Publishing exclusive. Just like FunPub does with Hasbro, Million came up with the idea, presented it to Takara and they approved it. Takara may still use the head later down the road.

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Well, I mean, its viper to them like zombie breakdown is offroad to them; but you're right, they could use it in the legends line - despite none of the other new legends being listed in it yet :HEADHURTS:
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure Line (TAV, TED, Misc)

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure Line (TAV, TED, Misc)

Postby Emerje » Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:17 am

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Hellscream9999 wrote:Kind of a d|ck move on TT's part to put Viper into this exclusive instead of releasing it at retail =;


I don't think that's even the biggest problem here. The bigger issue is making fans buy the magazine to get Runabout's other half and one of Override's partners or making kids buy the magazine they probably don't want to get two figures for the kid's line. All of the previous Million/Hero-X exclusives have been for the current kid-friendly collector's line (G1 reissues, Henkai, Generations, etc.), but this is the first time they've done exclusives for the current kid's line with a cartoon tie-in (Transformers Adventures). Seems a little crueler to the kids than getting a freebie from TRU after spending 3,000JPY, about US$25 which isn't much since a Deluxe/Warrior figure is 2,700JPY.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure Line (TAV, TED, Misc)

Postby Hellscream9999 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:43 am

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Emerje wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:Kind of a d|ck move on TT's part to put Viper into this exclusive instead of releasing it at retail =;


I don't think that's even the biggest problem here. The bigger issue is making fans buy the magazine to get Runabout's other half and one of Override's partners or making kids buy the magazine they probably don't want to get two figures for the kid's line. All of the previous Million/Hero-X exclusives have been for the current kid-friendly collector's line (G1 reissues, Henkai, Generations, etc.), but this is the first time they've done exclusives for the current kid's line with a cartoon tie-in (Transformers Adventures). Seems a little crueler to the kids than getting a freebie from TRU after spending 3,000JPY, about US$25 which isn't much since a Deluxe/Warrior figure is 2,700JPY.

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Yeah, that was either pre-planned between the two of them, or million x pre-empted TT's releasing the second twin; or TT didn't want to release him, and shelved the idea 'til someone else wanted it, but it all amounts to the same thing => d|ck move =;


On a related note, is it difficult to obtain this if you live in Japan?
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure Line (TAV, TED, Misc)

Postby fenrir72 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:05 am

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Hellscream9999 wrote:
Emerje wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:Kind of a d|ck move on TT's part to put Viper into this exclusive instead of releasing it at retail =;


I don't think that's even the biggest problem here. The bigger issue is making fans buy the magazine to get Runabout's other half and one of Override's partners or making kids buy the magazine they probably don't want to get two figures for the kid's line. All of the previous Million/Hero-X exclusives have been for the current kid-friendly collector's line (G1 reissues, Henkai, Generations, etc.), but this is the first time they've done exclusives for the current kid's line with a cartoon tie-in (Transformers Adventures). Seems a little crueler to the kids than getting a freebie from TRU after spending 3,000JPY, about US$25 which isn't much since a Deluxe/Warrior figure is 2,700JPY.

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Yeah, that was either pre-planned between the two of them, or million x pre-empted TT's releasing the second twin; or TT didn't want to release him, and shelved the idea 'til someone else wanted it, but it all amounts to the same thing => d|ck move =;


On a related note, is it difficult to obtain this if you live in Japan?


Yes and no. I'm not sure how the magazine dating works in Nippon but the mook itself was scheduled t obe released or solicited last Nov 2015. So once you received it you must clip the coupon and mail it ASAP before a certain cutoff. Pray your mail makes it before it. I think you also pay for shipping depending how far the Prefecture you live in.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure Line (TAV, TED, Misc)

Postby Hellscream9999 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:12 am

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fenrir72 wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
Emerje wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:Kind of a d|ck move on TT's part to put Viper into this exclusive instead of releasing it at retail =;


I don't think that's even the biggest problem here. The bigger issue is making fans buy the magazine to get Runabout's other half and one of Override's partners or making kids buy the magazine they probably don't want to get two figures for the kid's line. All of the previous Million/Hero-X exclusives have been for the current kid-friendly collector's line (G1 reissues, Henkai, Generations, etc.), but this is the first time they've done exclusives for the current kid's line with a cartoon tie-in (Transformers Adventures). Seems a little crueler to the kids than getting a freebie from TRU after spending 3,000JPY, about US$25 which isn't much since a Deluxe/Warrior figure is 2,700JPY.

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Yeah, that was either pre-planned between the two of them, or million x pre-empted TT's releasing the second twin; or TT didn't want to release him, and shelved the idea 'til someone else wanted it, but it all amounts to the same thing => d|ck move =;


On a related note, is it difficult to obtain this if you live in Japan?


Yes and no. I'm not sure how the magazine dating works in Nippon but the mook itself was scheduled t obe released or solicited last Nov 2015. So once you received it you must clip the coupon and mail it ASAP before a certain cutoff. Pray your mail makes it before it. I think you also pay for shipping depending how far the Prefecture you live in.


meh, not bad; the popularity of the figures + small production run, I get it; if hasbro/funpub did a mail-away for figures, I bet it would be a big thing (I know tfss, but this is cheaper and a one-shot)
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Postby Wolfman Jake » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:15 am

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It's not really THAT wacky that Million Publishing is doing a Transformers Adventure exclusive this time. Yes, TAV is ostensibly a line aimed at younger fans, but adults will collect it too, either out of interest in the new characters and fiction, or because Takara crammed in a bunch of "Classics" releases in there as well (Powerglide, Cosmos, Override, Shrapnel, Bombshell, Runabout, etc.). Kids might be interested in this exclusive, but why should they be? They have no idea who Dogfight or Runamuck are. They're not "must have" characters or even featured on the current cartoon. Only older fans will understand who they are and want them for the sake of "completion." Takara and Million Publishing are NOT sticking it to kids with this box set.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure Line (TAV, TED, Misc)

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Wolfman Jake wrote:It's not really THAT wacky that Million Publishing is doing a Transformers Adventure exclusive this time. Yes, TAV is ostensibly a line aimed at younger fans, but adults will collect it too, either out of interest in the new characters and fiction, or because Takara crammed in a bunch of "Classics" releases in there as well (Powerglide, Cosmos, Override, Shrapnel, Bombshell, Runabout, etc.). Kids might be interested in this exclusive, but why should they be? They have no idea who Dogfight or Runamuck are. They're not "must have" characters or even featured on the current cartoon. Only older fans will understand who they are and want them for the sake of "completion." Takara and Million Publishing are NOT sticking it to kids with this box set.


Really? When I was a kid, and I saw anything advertising a giveaway of tf's I'd be gunnin' for them irregardless of who they were >:oP
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