TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker

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TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker

Postby Stormrider » Tue May 20, 2008 4:05 am

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TakaraTomy has updated their Transformers website: http://www.takaratomy.co.jp/products/TF/ with lots of new information. The first thing you’ll notice is an image of Binaltech Blue Streak on the front page. A tab for the Binaltech page has been added, but is not available yet.

Next check out the Movie page: http://www.takaratomy.co.jp/products/TF/products/moviemenu.html for official images of: Battlemode Optimus Prime & Battlemode Bumblebee. Both figures will be released this month.


Finally, head over to the Events page: http://www.takaratomy.co.jp/products/TF/event/event.html for several exclusive delights.
Henkei Skywarp
Henkei Thundercracker
Henkei Clear Optimus Prime

Clear Optimus Prime will be available at the International Tokyo Toy Show on June 21st & 22nd. eHobby will offer a few on their website through a lottery service at a later date.

Thundercracker and Skywarp will be available through Toy Hobby Market & Ganbo-Store.com. Both sites will begin accepting pre-orders May 22nd but neither site has been updated yet.

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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker

Postby Sledge » Tue May 20, 2008 4:08 am

I felt a great disturbance in the Fandom, as if hundreds of Botconners suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.

:-P Just kidding. Wonder how insanely expensive TC will be?
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker

Postby Down_Shift » Tue May 20, 2008 4:15 am

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I think it's great that those two will be available if somewhat limited in Japan. I can't wait to see some really clear pics of clear Convoy.
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker

Postby jazzrules » Tue May 20, 2008 4:18 am

Sledge wrote:I felt a great disturbance in the Fandom, as if hundreds of Botconners suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.


Hehe

Sledge wrote: :-P Just kidding. Wonder how insanely expensive TC will be?



Unfortunately, I bet he will be incredibly expensive as he'll most likely be the one most people are after.

Both of them look far superior to the ones already produced as well
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker

Postby Heavy B » Tue May 20, 2008 4:21 am

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oh well, they still got thrust and dirge.....for NOW

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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker

Postby Sledge » Tue May 20, 2008 4:25 am

I'm finding Skywarp tempting (despite owning two of the Classics version) because of the more G1 accurate colours. DAMN YUO, JAPAN!!!
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker

Postby Dread_Wing » Tue May 20, 2008 4:28 am

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Finally a classics Thundercracker that those of us in the middle of nowhere can potentially get their hands on... ...so tempting. I wonder how much they will want for it?
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker

Postby Autobot Jazz » Tue May 20, 2008 4:44 am

I was hoping for the coneheads, at least I can pick up a cool Henkei Skywarp(nevercared for TC much, let the flaming begin!) Does anybody know if these items will end up on US onlie retialers like BBTS?
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker

Postby Geekee1 » Tue May 20, 2008 4:47 am

OK boys here's your chance. Step up to the plate and order this as soon as you can. Are you now willing to pay more for your $10 toy?

Pony up and lets see what you got!
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker

Postby Chaoslock » Tue May 20, 2008 4:51 am

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Dread_Wing wrote:Finally a classics Thundercracker that those of us in the middle of nowhere can potentially get their hands on... ...so tempting. I wonder how much they will want for it?


Well, there's a 3000 JPY pricetag under them... Let's see... 1 USD is appr. 108 JPY... 28 $. Better then 300$.
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker

Postby Burn » Tue May 20, 2008 4:55 am

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Of course people shouldn't assume they'll post outside of Japan ...
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker

Postby Auto Bot » Tue May 20, 2008 4:56 am

I prefer the Classics Skywarp design. It's more creative. Retaining the traditional feel, and yet, making it new and closer to what a real jet can be.

Henkei design is too... G1. Not that G1 is bad or anything.
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker

Postby robotrik » Tue May 20, 2008 4:58 am

Sweet
Now i would be able to complete my seekers collection.
what's the release date for these bad boys ?
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker

Postby JaZzTaStIc » Tue May 20, 2008 5:06 am

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:O thank you japan ^^

i was then gonna buy the hasbro skywarp too but something made me check here first and i'm well glad i did, altho i liked the "pink" and grey paint on the bk of classics skywarp's jet mode but i guess the overall colours on the henkei one is just too much to beat. plus all gd for TC anythings gotta be better then £150+ right?
just when are they actaully released? the pre-orders 22nd so we talken a few months later like near ultra magnus?

1 seeker down 2 to go takara
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker

Postby Tekka » Tue May 20, 2008 5:07 am

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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker

Postby Lapse Of Reason » Tue May 20, 2008 5:09 am

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This is good and bad news. Good because all those who don't have a version of Thundercracker will get another shot. Bad because I lose faith in Botcon figures truly remaining "exclusive" to the Botcon event.
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker

Postby olokin » Tue May 20, 2008 5:17 am

Finally a chance for me and lots of other collectors to complete their Classics seekers. But it is still exclusive to an overseas store though.
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker

Postby Sledge » Tue May 20, 2008 5:19 am

Can't find any reference on either website to them shipping abroad, but I am stuggling through Google's translator. Anyone with language skills want to email them?
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker

Postby Diem » Tue May 20, 2008 5:29 am

Oh HELL yeah. This almost makes up for us having to wait almost a year longer than you guys to get the damn classics in the first place. :twisted:
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker

Postby Senor Hugo » Tue May 20, 2008 5:33 am

Well, people should be mad at Botcon, I mean, thats what they get when they use Seekers and Coneheads as exclusives.

"Gee I'll take arguably the most popular group of TF's and make them convention exclusives, all the while expecting Takara or anyone else not to make them for regular release. I R Botcon!!!111!!"
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker

Postby GetterDragun » Tue May 20, 2008 5:36 am

I wonder if I can get my money from BotCon back. I won't be going to any more BotCons.
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker

Postby Tekka » Tue May 20, 2008 5:39 am

Motto: "I'm grade-A, 100% prime-cut final boss! I'm going to take over the world any day now!"
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That's a bit of an extreme reaction. It's not like the people behind Botcon are responsible for the actions of Takara.
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker

Postby GetterDragun » Tue May 20, 2008 5:41 am

Tekka wrote:That's a bit of an extreme reaction. It's not like the people behind Botcon are responsible for the actions of Takara.


Tough. They put the word "Exclusive" on it. It's like not honoring a warrantee.
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker

Postby ashe5k » Tue May 20, 2008 5:45 am

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Sweet! Guess I need to poke at my friend in Japan and see if she can dig me up a Thundercracker!
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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker

Postby Tekka » Tue May 20, 2008 5:52 am

Motto: "I'm grade-A, 100% prime-cut final boss! I'm going to take over the world any day now!"
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Yay, I've got this sorted out. Gonna get mine ordered through a third party company. Just the one though, I'll forget the second and leave it for some other lucky soul.
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