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Henkei Strafe soon to be arriving

Postby Mkall » Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:05 pm

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I just received an email from my friend in Japan that he's received his shipment of Henkei Strafe figures and will start shipping them out ASAP. While I do know the contention that this particular repaint has caused; I cannot wait for it to show up.

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Re: Henkei Strafe soon to be arriving

Postby Convotron » Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:11 pm

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Great news for those who ordered Strafe! :D

Great mold, I wish I could afford one. Just like I wish I could afford the Electro Disruptor Ligier and Ghost Starscream and Crystal Convoy.
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Re: Henkei Strafe soon to be arriving

Postby magnusalpha » Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:26 pm

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Nice, I had actually forgotten that I even pre-ordered this, but I'm super excited :D
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Re: Henkei Strafe soon to be arriving

Postby Counterpunch » Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:30 pm

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Let's go Hydra, Mirage, Strafe, and Guardian Microns...yey!
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Re: Henkei Strafe soon to be arriving

Postby Forgotten » Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:42 pm

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you mean this thing is still not out. I figured it had been sent out and forgotten already. Oh well, I guess it's okay, but I have Cyclonus and Henkei Cyclonus. And since i'm colorblind i'm not gonna blow a bill to get another one that's not really gonna stand out from the rest to me anyways. Plus I don't really collect Autobots. But it's definitely good news to those Strafe fans and other fans of this mold. I personally am trying to get me hands on the Clear Mirage and counting down to the Ghost Starscream.
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Re: Henkei Strafe soon to be arriving

Postby Autobot032 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:54 pm

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UGH. That thing again? I thought that was over and done with. It looks like that bootleg from a few years back.

*shudders* Just not an attractive figure in those colors.
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Re: Henkei Strafe soon to be arriving

Postby Lapse Of Reason » Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:58 pm

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If it wasn't for Shattered Glass, I would not be getting this. I'm such a sucker for a story.
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Re: Henkei Strafe soon to be arriving

Postby Tigertrack » Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:59 pm

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I'm excited about that too Mkall (I know it's the same seller). I was thinking about getting a Charo Exclusive Soundwave from him, but $75 is a lot, especially compared to BBTS, $55.
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Re: Henkei Strafe soon to be arriving

Postby Down_Shift » Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:05 pm

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As a Canadian I feel obligated to get Gentei Strafe.

I mean really... you stick a poll up his butt and he might as well transform into the Canadian Flag.

Plus it's really growing on me.
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Re: Henkei Strafe soon to be arriving

Postby Counterpunch » Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:52 pm

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Lapse Of Reason wrote:If it wasn't for Shattered Glass, I would not be getting this. I'm such a sucker for a story.


They've pretty clearly established that SG Cyclonus will not be a match for this figure after the last Club comic...so, I mean you might want to reconsider.
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Re: Henkei Strafe soon to be arriving

Postby shonenfan4 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:55 pm

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Would've been great if this weren't so expensive or that it wasn't just a repaint with an old mold. :-?
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Re: Henkei Strafe soon to be arriving

Postby Autobot032 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:12 pm

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Down_Shift wrote:As a Canadian I feel obligated to get Gentei Strafe.

I mean really... you stick a poll up his butt and he might as well transform into the Canadian Flag.

Plus it's really growing on me.



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Re: Henkei Strafe soon to be arriving

Postby skywarp-2 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:45 pm

Eh.... so what is the big deal about this guy anyways??? he's just a repaint of cyclonus, i don't even recognize the name anyways..


Who is he??

Why is he so special of a repaint??

I stopped watching G-1 after the first 3 episodes of Season 3, and I don't remember him at all..
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Re: Henkei Strafe soon to be arriving

Postby Convotron » Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:53 pm

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skywarp-2 wrote:Eh.... so what is the big deal about this guy anyways??? he's just a repaint of cyclonus, i don't even recognize the name anyways..


Who is he??

Why is he so special of a repaint??

I stopped watching G-1 after the first 3 episodes of Season 3, and I don't remember him at all..


Check out Strafe's info at tfwiki.

I think he's just special because he's expensive and exclusive, hehe. I love my Universe Cyclonus and I hope to get the Henkei version in the near future.
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Re: Henkei Strafe soon to be arriving

Postby Savage » Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:29 pm

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Strafe was one of my first TFs, so I'm super psyched about this guy. He may not really look like anything but a funky colored Cyclonus, but the colors are actually growing on me, and I'm a sucker for Strafe, so, yeah, can't wait for this to show up.
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Re: Henkei Strafe soon to be arriving

Postby Mach » Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:43 am

Motto: ""I am a Prime. I do not take orders from you!""
Japanese site Futaba Channel (http://jun.2chan.net/) posted 2 new in-package images of Henkei Strafe. Similar to other Henkei exclusive, the packaging for Strafe is also in black and white colour.
Henkei Strafe is an exclusive for members of the Transformers Basecamp web site in Japan, which is itself exclusive to those who own a Transformers-themed Visa credit card.

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Re: Henkei Strafe soon to be arriving

Postby tom brokaw » Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:52 am

Real Devastator wrote:.... Henkei Strafe is an exclusive for members of the Transformers Basecamp web site in Japan, which is itself exclusive to those who own a Transformers-themed Visa credit card....

now thats an exclusive!
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Re: Henkei Strafe soon to be arriving

Postby shonenfan4 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:05 am

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I'm actually interested in seeing what this Transformers-theme Visa card look like now. :-?
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Re: Henkei Strafe soon to be arriving

Postby Mach » Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:15 am

Motto: ""I am a Prime. I do not take orders from you!""
shonenfan4 wrote:I'm actually interested in seeing what this Transformers-theme Visa card look like now. :-?


Check this out: http://www.transformers-card.com/
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Re: Henkei Strafe soon to be arriving

Postby magnusalpha » Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:34 am

Motto: "Do not be afraid of the unknown. Seek it out."
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It's kinda silly that some people are actually *complaining* that this is "just a recolor." How many TFs out there that are widely accepted as great figures, and are simple recolors? Lots.
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Re: Henkei Strafe soon to be arriving

Postby tom brokaw » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:02 am

magnusalpha wrote:It's kinda silly that some people are actually *complaining* that this is "just a recolor." How many TFs out there that are widely accepted as great figures, and are simple recolors? Lots.

personally i like this better than cyclonus.... the colors seem to fit this one real well
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Re: Henkei Strafe soon to be arriving

Postby DevastaTTor » Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:41 am

Hmmm, I'd actually forgotten about this guy. I love this mold and am interested in it as Strafe, but for the $, I'd rather pick up both HS Convoy and possibly Alternity Megatron in black. Perhaps somewhere down the road, if there are any left and someone puts it on sale, I'll grab it.
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Re: Henkei Strafe soon to be arriving

Postby Counterpunch » Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:44 am

Motto: "Everything I do is divinely sanctioned."
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Bio translation from BraveMax at TFW:

Anyways, the full bio's rough translation is below. Minor artistic license taken, of course:

"Even now, the Cybertrons' new weapon, the Techbot Corps, is throwing itself into battle with the Destron Army. Suddenly, their sniper Strafe takes the full brunt of an attack and something extraordinary occurs.

The whole corps had maintained the coloration from their original forms, but their outer appearance was completely different. Every member of the Techbot Corps had long ago been reborn from the wreckage of Transformers who had fallen prey to the destroyer of space (uchuu no hakaisha), the Space Emperor (Seikanteiou) Unicron.

Now, according to the research of the Cybertrons' base computer, Teletraan 2, it seems Strafe has somehow returned to his original form. To a worried Supreme Commander Convoy and the rest of his fellow Techbot Corps members, Strafe says merely, "I feel younger than ever, and I'm aching to fight!".

Strafe has now regained the aerial speed of youth, clocking in at almost 1.8 times as fast as his old body! Let us follow the courageous Strafe's example and sortie!"
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Re: Henkei Strafe soon to be arriving

Postby Full Metal » Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:53 am

Motto: ""Warmaking doesn't stop warmaking. If it did, our problems would have stopped millennia ago.""
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TFU Classics/Henkei Cyclonus is one of the best figures I have seen in my opinion and to see the mold used again is nice. Strafe looks awesome and I wouldn't mind having him myself, what's the price tag on that?
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Re: Henkei Strafe soon to be arriving

Postby magnusalpha » Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:59 am

Motto: "Do not be afraid of the unknown. Seek it out."
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Full Metal wrote:TFU Classics/Henkei Cyclonus is one of the best figures I have seen in my opinion and to see the mold used again is nice. Strafe looks awesome and I wouldn't mind having him myself, what's the price tag on that?


robotkingdom.com has it for presale at about $90.00
bbts.com used to have it for about the same price, but they've raised it to $109.00 since I last looked.
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