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Postby mooncake623 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:38 pm

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Thanks to Planet Iacon Facebook page we get our first look at Takara Transformers Unite UW-01 Superion! And like many fans has been speculating Slingshot is included! From the pictures it looks like Slingshot is a retool/redeco of Combiner War Firefly.


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Edit: In the second picture you can also see Takara's Adventures TAV01 Bumblebee. You can check out our galleries of Hasbro's Bumblebee here. Let us know if you can spot any differences!
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite UW-01 Superion with Slingshot

Postby The Thuggernaut » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:47 pm

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I was totally fine with getting the hasbro versions, but seeing this, AHSGDK NESHKSO GEEWUN J ST VSKSY.I am devided to say the least.
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite UW-01 Superion with Slingshot

Postby Desslok2201 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:50 pm

I think that just made up my mind on which one to get. Winner!
Does anyone who has these yet know if the legs can be mounted with the plane bits around the back like the G1 version?
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite UW-01 Superion with Slingshot

Postby SW's SilverHammer » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:55 pm

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Re: Takara Transformers Unite UW-01 Superion with Slingshot

Postby Mindmaster » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:55 pm

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Here's hoping that they're available separately... I love Alpha Bravo to death, don't get me wrong, he's one of my favorites (if not the favorite) of the first wave, but for a true Classics-style Superion, we need the whole original crew!

Desslok2201 wrote:I think that just made up my mind on which one to get. Winner!
Does anyone who has these yet know if the legs can be mounted with the plane bits around the back like the G1 version?


Looking at mine, it is possible, but because you have canopies and wings and other junk in the way, you can't get a whole lot of movement on Superion's knees.
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite UW-01 Superion with Slingshot

Postby Bumblevivisector » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:58 pm

WELL, this may be a rare case where I buy Takara's version and totally ignore Hasbro's. Not sure I've done that since...Micron Legend Shock(Tidal)Wave...?
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite UW-01 Superion with Slingshot

Postby Desslok2201 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:00 pm

Mindmaster wrote:Here's hoping that they're available separately... I love Alpha Bravo to death, don't get me wrong, he's one of my favorites (if not the favorite) of the first wave, but for a true Classics-style Superion, we need the whole original crew!

Desslok2201 wrote:I think that just made up my mind on which one to get. Winner!
Does anyone who has these yet know if the legs can be mounted with the plane bits around the back like the G1 version?


Looking at mine, it is possible, but because you have canopies and wings and other junk in the way, you can't get a whole lot of movement on Superion's knees.

Thanks. The G1 version had no movement there either, but I just think it looks odd with the planes in the front.
Does the return of Slingshot mean there's hope for Wildrider?
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite UW-01 Superion with Slingshot

Postby grimdragon2001 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:02 pm

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Ya know whats funny, I actually bought a second Firefly to repaint into Slingshot
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite UW-01 Superion with Slingshot

Postby TK415 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:04 pm

I can’t decide if this is totally awesome or totally messed up on Hasbro’s part. I like the idea of mixing and matching, it is more dynamic, frees things up, it is creative and fun. Of course a G1 set up is so fun and exciting as well. Options are good. Change it every few months or never change it. I hope Hasbro releases Slingshot here. It would be messed up to have the figure and to basically withhold it. I know they don’t bother with perfect distribution of figures but to deny fans of 20% of a group is cold.
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite UW-01 Superion with Slingshot

Postby Desslok2201 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:08 pm

TK415 wrote:I can’t decide if this is totally awesome or totally messed up on Hasbro’s part. I like the idea of mixing and matching, it is more dynamic, frees things up, it is creative and fun. Of course a G1 set up is so fun and exciting as well. Options are good. Change it every few months or never change it. I hope Hasbro releases Slingshot here. It would be messed up to have the figure and to basically withhold it. I know they don’t bother with perfect distribution of figures but to deny fans of 20% of a group is cold.

I'm sure Hasbro doesn't see it that way. They're fully committed to drinking the IDW Kool-Aid and as far as they're concerned, they released a full set.
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite UW-01 Superion with Slingshot

Postby TK415 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:17 pm

grimdragon2001 wrote:Ya know whats funny, I actually bought a second Firefly to repaint into Slingshot

Dude! I bought two Fireflys too. I wasn't going to sully Superion with a Decepticon, and I wasn't going to wait months for Airraid. The symmetry of colors from two Firefly arms looks good. It’s funny, four mismatched figures/colors looks good. Or I want a color scheme that matches like two red arms and two white legs.
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite UW-01 Superion with Slingshot

Postby Caelus » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:28 pm

I kind of want a Slingshot figure...

... Because then I can play with Alpha Bravo while I work at my desk and not have to feel bad about Superion standing there with just the one (evil) arm.
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite UW-01 Superion with Slingshot

Postby megatronus » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:33 pm

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Well well well... this is pretty awesome.

I wonder if this will come in a gift set or separately. Either is cool - a gift set would look AWESOME, but really, Slingshot is the only one I absolutely need...
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite UW-01 Superion with Slingshot

Postby Megatron Wolf » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:34 pm

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Re: Takara Transformers Unite UW-01 Superion with Slingshot

Postby Convoy » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:38 pm

TK415 wrote:
grimdragon2001 wrote:Ya know whats funny, I actually bought a second Firefly to repaint into Slingshot
Dude! I bought two Fireflys too. I wasn't going to sully Superion with a Decepticon, and I wasn't going to wait months for Airraid. The symmetry of colors from two Firefly arms looks good. It’s funny, four mismatched figures/colors looks good. Or I want a color scheme that matches like two red arms and two white legs.

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Re: Takara Transformers Unite UW-01 Superion with Slingshot

Postby mooncake623 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:41 pm

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megatronus wrote:Well well well... this is pretty awesome.

I wonder if this will come in a gift set or separately. Either is cool - a gift set would look AWESOME, but really, Slingshot is the only one I absolutely need...



I've been hearing box set =/
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite UW-01 Superion with Slingshot

Postby Desslok2201 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:51 pm

Any ideas on pricing yet?
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite UW-01 Superion with Slingshot

Postby jamarmiller » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:52 pm

Soooooooooo when is it due out ?

So happy i waited for Takaras !

Looking forward to buying the AB mold as Vortex or Blades though
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite UW-01 Superion with Slingshot

Postby Noideaforaname » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:04 pm

Seeing how 3 of the Aerialbots are damn near indistinguishable in robot mode, I have to wonder how G1 managed to get away with it... along with making 90% of the Autobots red and white.
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite UW-01 Superion with Slingshot

Postby fenrir72 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:10 pm

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Postby fenrir72 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:13 pm

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Bought! Pays to be patient :grin:
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite UW-01 Superion with Slingshot

Postby Seibertron » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:16 pm

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Re: Takara Transformers Unite UW-01 Superion with Slingshot

Postby jamarmiller » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:19 pm

hope its a new head , hope it looses the chin strap as I dont remember that from the cartoon and hope the top of his head is white like the cartoon . they went cartoon accurate on the others so I hope they do it on him as well
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite UW-01 Superion with Slingshot

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:34 pm

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"Transformers Unite"? Do we have a source on that name?

Takara's Bumblebee doesn't look all that different from Hasbro's.
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New Toys R Us Listings for Combiner Wars Slingshot and Wildrider

Postby mooncake623 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:45 pm

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Hot on the heels of the New Takara Tomy Superion reveal with Slingshot we get new Toys R Us computer listings for Generations Slingshot and Wildrider from Icespark @ TFW2005!



Went digging,
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From TRU

Item: 316077
TRA DEN DLX WILDRIDER
Original Retail: $16.99

Item: 316069
TRA DEN DLX slingshot
Original Retail: $16.99


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