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Clarifying some TF Earthspark Misinformation: What's Cancelled, what's not and what's Exclusive

Transformers News: Clarifying some TF Earthspark Misinformation: What's Cancelled, what's not and what's Exclusive

Thursday, May 30th, 2024 8:40PM CDT

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Transformers fans have been taken for a loop lately since information and misinformation is coming from every direction for the Earthspark line.

Rumours Regarding the Show Itself

When it comes to the show, there were rumours that another show was under development. While that is yet to be proven true or false, it brought upon a ton of theories regarding the current show, Earthspark. As of now, all we know is that Paramount ordered two seasons and we are getting two seasons. We do not know if a third season will be coming or how many seasons were planned. A new show is probably in development but that does not mean that it is in response to Earthspark's performance. It may be that the new show is made ot be more in line with the next phase of the TF franchise, now that Transformers One moves it into a new era.

The Mistranslation that Created Misinformation

Now adding to this was a mistranslation of a Japanese site summarizing what they read in a magazine (so already there we have 2 levels of being stray from the actual source). While some fans interpreted the quote to say that the Earthspark line in Japan was cancelled, the actual quote from the magazine said that the deluxe Prowl figure was cancelled. The line itself is not over in Japan, and instead we are getting something that fans have asked for a very long time: Takara exclusive toys.

Which of the New Toys Revealed Today are Exclusives?

Remember the Transformers Go line, where Takara retooled Hasbro toys exclusive to their market? Well those days are back. DX Elita-1 is not really a deluxe Elita 1 figure. It is instead the warrior class toy we got in the first wave from Hasbro but retooled so that the weapon gimmick is removed and so that her head can swivel. She also gets a great deco treatment. So Takara basically turned a warrior class into a deluxe figure. They are doing the same with Hashtag, which as you can see below has been retooled to remove the combining gimmick of the warrior class figure we are about to get from Hasbro.

Transformers News: Clarifying some TF Earthspark Misinformation: What's Cancelled, what's not and what's Exclusive

Those two toys will not be released in the US or other Hasbro markets, they are exclusive to Japan. And since collector sites are not importing this line, anyone who wants these exclusives have to buy them from a Japanese outlet like Amazon Japan (links below). The two other toys shown today, Aftermath and Jawbreaker, are actual deluxe class toys we will be getting from Hasbro. We have their listings, they are coming out later this year. However, their deco will not be as detailed as the Takara versions. So if you want this exact deco, then once again you must order from Amazon japan or another Japanese online retailer.

Transformers Earthspark ESD-12 DX Terran Jawbreaker https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/dp/b0d5cg ... sform0c-22
Transformers Earthspark ESD-13 DX Terran Hashtag https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/dp/b0d5cf ... sform0c-22
Transformers Earthspark ESD-14 DX Elita-1 https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/dp/b0d5cd ... sform0c-22
Transformers Earthspark ESD-15 DX Aftermath https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/dp/b0d5cd ... sform0c-22

Hopefully this helped a bit, if ever there are questions not addressed, feel free to join us in the message boards.


TL DR

- There is still an entire season of Earthspark to watch for anyone interested, we do not know if there will be a third season, or if one was even planned.

- The only thing cancelled, either by Hasbro or Takara is the deluxe Prowl toy, which was a redeco of the previously released Cyberverse deluxe Prowl. The Earthspark line is not cancelled anywhere.

- DX Elita 1 and DX Hashtag are Takara exclusive retools and redecos of warrior figures we either already got or will be getting from Hasbro

- DX Aftermath and DX Jawbreaker are molds that Hasbro will also be releasing but their decos will be slightly different

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Re: Clarifying some TF Earthspark Misinformation: What's Cancelled, what's not and what's Exclusive (2180921)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 31st, 2024 @ 1:56am CDT
I pre-ordered all four. If I have to I can cancel the non exclusives, but there's always a chance these show up before Hasbro's.
Re: Clarifying some TF Earthspark Misinformation: What's Cancelled, what's not and what's Exclusive (2180923)
Posted by Emerje on May 31st, 2024 @ 2:57am CDT
Since Prowl was cancelled despite the line continuing I have to wonder if that means they weren't satisfied with it and are making a new one that’s so different they couldn't justify calling it the same order.

Emerje
Re: Clarifying some TF Earthspark Misinformation: What's Cancelled, what's not and what's Exclusive (2180933)
Posted by william-james88 on May 31st, 2024 @ 3:40pm CDT
Emerje wrote:Since Prowl was cancelled despite the line continuing I have to wonder if that means they weren't satisfied with it and are making a new one that’s so different they couldn't justify calling it the same order.

Emerje


Rumour has it there was an issue with the molding and it couldn't be produced/distributed in its state.
Re: Clarifying some TF Earthspark Misinformation: What's Cancelled, what's not and what's Exclusive (2180936)
Posted by Emerje on May 31st, 2024 @ 8:39pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Emerje wrote:Since Prowl was cancelled despite the line continuing I have to wonder if that means they weren't satisfied with it and are making a new one that’s so different they couldn't justify calling it the same order.

Emerje


Rumour has it there was an issue with the molding and it couldn't be produced/distributed in its state.

I wonder if there's any validity to that? Considering the extensive mold work they just demonstrated with this new batch of Elita 1, Jawbreaker and Hashtag I can't imagine there's anything too wrong with the mold they couldn't have fixed.

Emerje
Re: Clarifying some TF Earthspark Misinformation: What's Cancelled, what's not and what's Exclusive (2180937)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 31st, 2024 @ 9:07pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Emerje wrote:Since Prowl was cancelled despite the line continuing I have to wonder if that means they weren't satisfied with it and are making a new one that’s so different they couldn't justify calling it the same order.

Emerje


Rumour has it there was an issue with the molding and it couldn't be produced/distributed in its state.

I wonder if there's any validity to that? Considering the extensive mold work they just demonstrated with this new batch of Elita 1, Jawbreaker and Hashtag I can't imagine there's anything too wrong with the mold they couldn't have fixed.

Emerje
Interestingly, that Cyberverse Deluxe Prowl mold is one of the few Cyberverse Deluxe molds that was only released once and never again. :-?
Re: Clarifying some TF Earthspark Misinformation: What's Cancelled, what's not and what's Exclusive (2180957)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 1st, 2024 @ 3:42pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Emerje wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Emerje wrote:Since Prowl was cancelled despite the line continuing I have to wonder if that means they weren't satisfied with it and are making a new one that’s so different they couldn't justify calling it the same order.

Emerje


Rumour has it there was an issue with the molding and it couldn't be produced/distributed in its state.

I wonder if there's any validity to that? Considering the extensive mold work they just demonstrated with this new batch of Elita 1, Jawbreaker and Hashtag I can't imagine there's anything too wrong with the mold they couldn't have fixed.

Emerje
Interestingly, that Cyberverse Deluxe Prowl mold is one of the few Cyberverse Deluxe molds that was only released once and never again. :-?


And I'm fairly certain Japan didn't get it.
Re: Clarifying some TF Earthspark Misinformation: What's Cancelled, what's not and what's Exclusive (2180961)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 1st, 2024 @ 4:25pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Emerje wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Emerje wrote:Since Prowl was cancelled despite the line continuing I have to wonder if that means they weren't satisfied with it and are making a new one that’s so different they couldn't justify calling it the same order.

Emerje


Rumour has it there was an issue with the molding and it couldn't be produced/distributed in its state.

I wonder if there's any validity to that? Considering the extensive mold work they just demonstrated with this new batch of Elita 1, Jawbreaker and Hashtag I can't imagine there's anything too wrong with the mold they couldn't have fixed.

Emerje
Interestingly, that Cyberverse Deluxe Prowl mold is one of the few Cyberverse Deluxe molds that was only released once and never again. :-?


And I'm fairly certain Japan didn't get it.
Nor Soundwave or Starscream either (EarthSpark was the first Japanese release of the Starscream mold).
Re: Clarifying some TF Earthspark Misinformation: What's Cancelled, what's not and what's Exclusive (2180963)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on June 1st, 2024 @ 10:21pm CDT
I never thought I'd be interested in Earthspark figures... But I'll be keeping an eye out for Aftermath and Jawbreaker down the road to see if they ever go on sale.
Re: Clarifying some TF Earthspark Misinformation: What's Cancelled, what's not and what's Exclusive (2180964)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 1st, 2024 @ 10:30pm CDT
Sowndwave76 wrote:I never thought I'd be interested in Earthspark figures... But I'll be keeping an eye out for Aftermath and Jawbreaker down the road to see if they ever go on sale.
In the meantime, the Warrior class Jawbreaker toy that's currently on store shelves is a pretty neat figure, too, complete with articulation roughly on par with most Deluxes. I got him back when he first came out as I figured the Warrior would be the only toy he'd get.

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Re: Clarifying some TF Earthspark Misinformation: What's Cancelled, what's not and what's Exclusive (2180969)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 2nd, 2024 @ 7:31am CDT
So far, I only bought 2 ES figures because I don't want to support "woke" shows with my money.

But these last 3 Takara reveals will make me break my rule for sure. The two deluxes are fantastic and ORIGINAL. Plus double-dipping on that Elita-1 Warrior may be worth it.

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