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June Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure toys available and found at Japan retail

Postby william-james88 » Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:19 pm

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Our Japan correspondent Matt has reported that, like clockwork, the new TAV figures are now in Japan and has offered us some in hand shots with both sides of the box.

These particular figures were found at Yamada Denki, two days before Toys R Us releases them in their stores.

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These were the retail prices:

TAV VS 03 Strongarm vs Phantomjaw : 3825 Yen = 30.94$US

TAV 18 Drift: 2125 Yen = 17.19$US

TAV 20 Adams: 1105 Yen = 9.94$US

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

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sat Jun 27, 2015 5:27 pm

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Postby fenrir72 » Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:12 pm

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william-james88 wrote:Here is a report quite a few of you were wondering (I am also posting it in the Legends thread): shipping price from Amiami.
It cost someone 10$ to ship 3 deluxes. But I was shipping 4 deluxes and a Superion set, which came out to 6,0154 Yen shipping SAL and 6,660 Yen EMS. So I picked EMS.
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Just clarifying......is that a typo? 60154 Yen?
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure Line (TAV, TED, Misc)

Postby william-james88 » Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:58 pm

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fenrir72 wrote:Just clarifying......is that a typo? 60154 Yen?


I answered you prevously here http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/takara-tomy-transformers-legends-thread-t101179s2200.php#p1703676

Just wanted to let you know that your question was not ignored. Yes, it was a typo, the shipping SAL was 6,154, so I said why not just pay 5$ more and get it right away.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure Line (TAV, TED, Misc)

Postby william-james88 » Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:06 pm

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-Kanrabat- wrote:Those pictures...


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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)

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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 fenrir72 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:16 am

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william-james88 wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:Just clarifying......is that a typo? 60154 Yen?


I answered you prevously here http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/takara-tomy-transformers-legends-thread-t101179s2200.php#p1703676

Just wanted to let you know that your question was not ignored. Yes, it was a typo, the shipping SAL was 6,154, so I said why not just pay 5$ more and get it right away.


#-o Mixed up the threads. Ooops!
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure Line (TAV, TED, Misc)

Postby william-james88 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:07 am

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fenrir72 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:Just clarifying......is that a typo? 60154 Yen?


I answered you prevously here http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/takara-tomy-transformers-legends-thread-t101179s2200.php#p1703676

Just wanted to let you know that your question was not ignored. Yes, it was a typo, the shipping SAL was 6,154, so I said why not just pay 5$ more and get it right away.


#-o Mixed up the threads. Ooops!


No worries :D

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

Postby Va'al » Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:06 pm

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User catz on fellow fansite TFW2005 has unearthed a list of upcoming Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure line figures, though with very little information aside from the titles and codes - so feel free to take all of this as fuel for the speculation engines!

What seems to show up are a number of not-entirely-surprising possible redecos of existing figures in the line, including a new Grimlock (an addition to Gold Armour Grimlock?), One-Step Drift and Fracture, some additional Q Transformers redecos.. and the unexpected Black Shadow and Rumble and Frenzy packs. Take a look below and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub!

TAV30 Battle Grimlock (about 4500 yen)
TAV31 Black Shadow
TAV32 Rumble & Frenzy (about 3500 yen)
TED13 Drift
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QT32 Black Megatron
QT33 Black Convoy
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure Line (TAV, TED, Misc)

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:13 pm

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

Postby Jelze Bunnycat » Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:25 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:Is Japan finally getting Generations Sky Shadow? If so, why not in the Legends line?


No room? They did say Legends is diverging, so...

And the TED Drift and Fracture are the One-Steps, the Deployers are in the main TAV line instead, as "Micron Shooters"
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure Line (TAV, TED, Misc)

Postby Emerje » Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:14 pm

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Rumble and Frenzy is interesting. The price is probably with tax and too low for United Rumble and Frenzy (3,888JPY) and only a little more than two of what we call Legends class (¥3,456 taxed). Most likely it's a repaint of some Legends class figures, I doubt it's a new mold.

If it does turn out to be the United set expect some remolding to give a TAV sticker a flat surface.

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New Image - Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV-21 Optimus Prime

Postby Va'al » Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:48 pm

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We have seen some images from the Tokyo Toy Show of the upcoming Takara Tomy offering for Transformers Adventure TAV-21 Optimus Prime, with trailer storage and some impressive articulation - we now also have, thanks to TFYuki on Twitter, a closer, clearer shot of this good looking bot as it goes on sale tomorrow (July). Check it out below!

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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 Hellscream9999 » Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:19 pm

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I agree, I don't know why we have to suffer the 5 step brick garbage, when hasbro could get their hands on this; it looks way better, would probably appeal more to kids, and it interacts with the other figures better. Or can they? Was this done in-house by TT and is thus not available for use by hasbro, TT obviously doesn't want too much of the easy brick trash, so :???:
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure Line (TAV, TED, Misc)

Postby Optimizzy » Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:24 pm

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I like how its posed in such an awesome way that hides the hollow legs.

I mean, its cool and I probably will get it, but the hollowness is a little disapointing. I mean, I would have paid a little bit more to have a figure without gaps. Especially from Takara.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure Line (TAV, TED, Misc)

Postby fenrir72 » Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:29 pm

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Optimizzy wrote:I like how its posed in such an awesome way that hides the hollow legs.

I mean, its cool and I probably will get it, but the hollowness is a little disapointing. I mean, I would have paid a little bit more to have a figure without gaps. Especially from Takara.


The hollow shins is for the trailer function of the figure when it is in truck mode. That's kind of the selling point..........trailer that can carry TAV or TED class figures. Remove the hollowness, then no can carry anything.

Same can be said for Godginrai/PM OPtimus prime. Had hollow shins too.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure Line (TAV, TED, Misc)

Postby Hellscream9999 » Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:31 pm

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Optimizzy wrote:I like how its posed in such an awesome way that hides the hollow legs.

I mean, its cool and I probably will get it, but the hollowness is a little disapointing. I mean, I would have paid a little bit more to have a figure without gaps. Especially from Takara.

Well, I mean, isn't the trailer functional on this figure? As in you can load other figures into it; I think that that is a very acceptable reason to have hollow legs. And why is this such a major issue anyways, figures have had hollow bits for decades, sure this may be 'over the top' but this purely for functional reasons.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure Line (TAV, TED, Misc)

Postby -Kanrabat- » Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:34 pm

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I'm sure a 3rd Party will come up with an upgrade kit made out of panels to cover the gaps. Panels that can pop on and off easely, of course.

Also, I wonder. How come Takara didnt engeneered some panels that fold up to cover the gaps? Look easy enough to do so.

Anyway, I'm still glad I preordered mine!
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure Line (TAV, TED, Misc)

Postby Optimizzy » Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:43 pm

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quote="Hellscream9999"]
Well, I mean, isn't the trailer functional on this figure? As in you can load other figures into it; I think that that is a very acceptable reason to have hollow legs. And why is this such a major issue anyways, figures have had hollow bits for decades, sure this may be 'over the top' but this purely for functional reasons.[/quote]

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Optimizzy wrote:I like how its posed in such an awesome way that hides the hollow legs.

I mean, its cool and I probably will get it, but the hollowness is a little disapointing. I mean, I would have paid a little bit more to have a figure without gaps. Especially from Takara.


The hollow shins is for the trailer function of the figure when it is in truck mode. That's kind of the selling point..........trailer that can carry TAV or TED class figures. Remove the hollowness, then no can carry anything.

Same can be said for Godginrai/PM OPtimus prime. Had hollow shins too.


lol. you guys.

It just floors me how much there is of TAKARA=Good, HASBRO=bad. The trailer is a selling point?? Really?

-Kanrabat- wrote:I'm sure a 3rd Party will come up with an upgrade kit made out of panels to cover the gaps. Panels that can pop on and off easely, of course.

Also, I wonder. How come Takara didnt engeneered some panels that fold up to cover the gaps? Look easy enough to do so.

Anyway, I'm still glad I preordered mine!


Yes I agree Kanrabat, it seemed liked a simple thing to do. I mean, it's just panels. You can't see it straight on, but man...is it noticeable when you do see it.



I mean, really. I think it's fair to point out that this is a failing of the design. If there was some panels in the original design, I would not hesitate to buy this...however, as it is I really cant say this is a must buy. And guys, thats all Takara.

But I digress. Too many of you cant see them as a real company that makes mistakes so. Whatever.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure Line (TAV, TED, Misc)

Postby Hellscream9999 » Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:49 pm

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Hellscream9999 wrote:Well, I mean, isn't the trailer functional on this figure? As in you can load other figures into it; I think that that is a very acceptable reason to have hollow legs. And why is this such a major issue anyways, figures have had hollow bits for decades, sure this may be 'over the top' but this purely for functional reasons.


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Optimizzy wrote:I like how its posed in such an awesome way that hides the hollow legs.

I mean, its cool and I probably will get it, but the hollowness is a little disapointing. I mean, I would have paid a little bit more to have a figure without gaps. Especially from Takara.


The hollow shins is for the trailer function of the figure when it is in truck mode. That's kind of the selling point..........trailer that can carry TAV or TED class figures. Remove the hollowness, then no can carry anything.

Same can be said for Godginrai/PM OPtimus prime. Had hollow shins too.


lol. you guys.

It just floors me how much there is of TAKARA=Good, HASBRO=bad. The trailer is a selling point?? Really?

-Kanrabat- wrote:I'm sure a 3rd Party will come up with an upgrade kit made out of panels to cover the gaps. Panels that can pop on and off easely, of course.

Also, I wonder. How come Takara didnt engeneered some panels that fold up to cover the gaps? Look easy enough to do so.

Anyway, I'm still glad I preordered mine!


Yes I agree Kanrabat, it seemed liked a simple thing to do. I mean, it's just panels. You can't see it straight on, but man...is it noticeable when you do see it.



I mean, really. I think it's fair to point out that this is a failing of the design. If there was some panels in the original design, I would not hesitate to buy this...however, as it is I really cant say this is a must buy. And guys, thats all Takara.

But I digress. Too many of you cant see them as a real company that makes mistakes so. Whatever.

It's not which company is good or bad, it's about their offerings being good or bad, TT's optimus is awesome, hasbros only equivalent is either the deluxe (which TT is using, so) or the giant brick one; I just wanted to know why hasbro did not or could not use this figure.

As for the trailer being a feature, of course it is, it has been since G1 when kids could load up magnus, or o/p and play with them; same as rid2000, and masterpiece and cw magnus...you can say it isn't a feature, but we'd flip if it couldn't >:oP


As for the panels, they would be kinda large, where would they go, and how would they get there? Would they fold down from the bottom of the ceiling, flip around from the exterior sides?
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure Line (TAV, TED, Misc)

Postby fenrir72 » Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:20 pm

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Optimizzy wrote:quote="Hellscream9999"]
Well, I mean, isn't the trailer functional on this figure? As in you can load other figures into it; I think that that is a very acceptable reason to have hollow legs. And why is this such a major issue anyways, figures have had hollow bits for decades, sure this may be 'over the top' but this purely for functional reasons.


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Optimizzy wrote:I like how its posed in such an awesome way that hides the hollow legs.

I mean, its cool and I probably will get it, but the hollowness is a little disapointing. I mean, I would have paid a little bit more to have a figure without gaps. Especially from Takara.


The hollow shins is for the trailer function of the figure when it is in truck mode. That's kind of the selling point..........trailer that can carry TAV or TED class figures. Remove the hollowness, then no can carry anything.

Same can be said for Godginrai/PM OPtimus prime. Had hollow shins too.


lol. you guys.

It just floors me how much there is of TAKARA=Good, HASBRO=bad. The trailer is a selling point?? Really?

-Kanrabat- wrote:I'm sure a 3rd Party will come up with an upgrade kit made out of panels to cover the gaps. Panels that can pop on and off easely, of course.

Also, I wonder. How come Takara didnt engeneered some panels that fold up to cover the gaps? Look easy enough to do so.

Anyway, I'm still glad I preordered mine!


Yes I agree Kanrabat, it seemed liked a simple thing to do. I mean, it's just panels. You can't see it straight on, but man...is it noticeable when you do see it.

I mean, really. I think it's fair to point out that this is a failing of the design. If there was some panels in the original design, I would not hesitate to buy this...however, as it is I really cant say this is a must buy. And guys, thats all Takara.

But I digress. Too many of you cant see them as a real company that makes mistakes so. Whatever.[/quote]


The "Upsized" TAV version which can carry other cars not the selling point? So what makes this different from the domestic releases? Ohhh, they, the other Optimus' of the TAV line are all weenie sizes that can't "carry" any other figure when in truck mode.

If following your logic, you'd be getting an upsized "lazy" mold of Optimus for the sake of it? I'm getting this for the added interactivity and functionality not found in the other TAV Optimus'.

This has nothing to do with Tomy being good or bad :roll: . Well, the good is that it IS being released by TT for the Japan market and not by Hasbro worldwide.That was never the issue. Seems like some are just complaining or looking for issues when there is NO issue at all. Just like the posing by TFYuki over Arcee.

Just pushing the point, if the shins are whole and not hollow, how then where will you park/carry the other Autobot cars in trailer mode? Add extra folding panels? Then we'll be hearing complaints that the figure is waaaaaaaaaay too expensive. Like it or not, TT is also aiming to keep certain figures in a certain SRP. I don't need to be an engineer to figure that out and you seem to see that all TT does is make mistakes. Whatever. >:oP
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