First Exclusive Takara Studio Series Figure Revealed + In Package Images of Wave 5 Deluxes

Transformers News: First Exclusive Takara Studio Series Figure Revealed + In Package Images of Wave 5 Deluxes

Saturday, November 17th, 2018 2:41PM CST

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So far, Hasbro was the only company to release extra exclusives as part of the Studio Series line, which is why the numbering got derailed. They released Thundercracker and a slew of exclusive Bumblebee toys, while Takara simply released the mainline toys. Well, the have now announced their first exclusive numbered as SS EX. As one might guess, it is a Bumblebee but not one that has been released in the US. Instead it is the Volkswagen deluxe mold done in a rusty deco. The full name is Transformers SS EX 1967 Rusty Bumblebee.

You can see an image below. It is part of the movie campaign for the Bumblebee movie's Japanese release in March. You must buy your tickets in advance at a 7 Eleven as a prerequisite for owning this figure. Another exclusive Bumblebee item linked to advanced tickets purchases is a Bumblebee Kewpie keychain. This is a Japanese doll dressed in a Bumblebee costume which may be of interest to a few members of our community who also collect these types of dolls. You can see a video below.

Going back to the Studio Series toys, we have in package images of the 5th wave of deluxes. This wave has also been labelled as Wave 1 2019 by Hasbro. It includes Clunker Bumblebee, Crankcase, Barricade, Sideswipe and WWII Bumblebee. This wave should be out January 2019 in stores.



Transformers News: First Exclusive Takara Studio Series Figure Revealed + In Package Images of Wave 5 Deluxes

Transformers News: First Exclusive Takara Studio Series Figure Revealed + In Package Images of Wave 5 Deluxes
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Re: First Exclusive Takara Studio Series Figure Revealed + In Package Images of Wave 5 Deluxes (1994428)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 17th, 2018 @ 2:44pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
EvasionModeBumblebee wrote:Also, what's everyone's thoughts on SS Brawl? I was initially more interested in ROTF Megatron for wave 2, but with DOTM Megatron coming I don't think I need the ROTF version.

I think he's fine. I preffer the leader as a toy but this one works really well. Nice scale and I always encourage new molds.


On the side, that would make him have a toy in the standard Deluxe, Voyager and Leader Classes, like Optimus Prime, Megatron and Ironhide. How about that?
Re: First Exclusive Takara Studio Series Figure Revealed + In Package Images of Wave 5 Deluxes (1994431)
Posted by Seibertron on November 17th, 2018 @ 4:03pm CST
SS EX 1967 Rusty Bumblebee


The name is hilarious. If only it had been a 1969 version. LOL.
Re: First Exclusive Takara Studio Series Figure Revealed + In Package Images of Wave 5 Deluxes (1994434)
Posted by Octobotimus on November 17th, 2018 @ 4:38pm CST
where is this "exclusive"? all i see are figures that everyone can get.....
Re: First Exclusive Takara Studio Series Figure Revealed + In Package Images of Wave 5 Deluxes (1994437)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 17th, 2018 @ 5:07pm CST
Octobotimus wrote:where is this "exclusive"? all i see are figures that everyone can get.....


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Right here. It uses the original 18 Bumblebee as a placeholder.
Re: First Exclusive Takara Studio Series Figure Revealed + In Package Images of Wave 5 Deluxes (1994467)
Posted by Lore Keeper on November 18th, 2018 @ 1:11am CST
Every time I see images of SS Crankcase, I die a little inside. I can't wait to see his package where it brags about his "big screen accuracy"... :roll:
Re: First Exclusive Takara Studio Series Figure Revealed + In Package Images of Wave 5 Deluxes (1994468)
Posted by Emerje on November 18th, 2018 @ 1:39am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Octobotimus wrote:where is this "exclusive"? all i see are figures that everyone can get.....


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Right here. It uses the original 18 Bumblebee as a placeholder.

Nope, that's the rusty version, it's just very light on the rust. Look at the bottom of the door, under the headlight, and the edges of the hood.

Emerje
Re: First Exclusive Takara Studio Series Figure Revealed + In Package Images of Wave 5 Deluxes (1994481)
Posted by william-james88 on November 18th, 2018 @ 6:06am CST
Emerje wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Octobotimus wrote:where is this "exclusive"? all i see are figures that everyone can get.....


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Right here. It uses the original 18 Bumblebee as a placeholder.

Nope, that's the rusty version, it's just very light on the rust. Look at the bottom of the door, under the headlight, and the edges of the hood.

Emerje


Its also very evident on the grey grill piece at the front.
Re: First Exclusive Takara Studio Series Figure Revealed + In Package Images of Wave 5 Deluxes (1994491)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on November 18th, 2018 @ 10:10am CST
I wish we could have exclusives like this in the US. A slight nitpick I havr is that I wish there was a little more rust on there but who cares, it's a free figure in Japan. Hasbro might release one on their own anyway, if Clunker Bee is anything to go by. The doll and keychain are cool too.
Re: First Exclusive Takara Studio Series Figure Revealed + In Package Images of Wave 5 Deluxes (1994493)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 18th, 2018 @ 11:22am CST
Nathaniel Prime wrote:I wish we could have exclusives like this in the US. A slight nitpick I havr is that I wish there was a little more rust on there but who cares, it's a free figure in Japan. Hasbro might release one on their own anyway, if Clunker Bee is anything to go by. The doll and keychain are cool too.


The figure itself isn't free. The tickets are a requirement, but you still need to pay to get him.
Re: First Exclusive Takara Studio Series Figure Revealed + In Package Images of Wave 5 Deluxes (1994534)
Posted by william-james88 on November 18th, 2018 @ 7:28pm CST
Nathaniel Prime wrote:I wish we could have exclusives like this in the US.


We have tons. Especially of Bumblebee. I count 5 exclusives like this in the US:

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Hasbro have been doing lots of SS exclusives, as the article mentions, while the SS-EX 1969 Rusty Trombone BB is only Takara's first.
Re: First Exclusive Takara Studio Series Figure Revealed + In Package Images of Wave 5 Deluxes (1994550)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on November 18th, 2018 @ 9:07pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
EvasionModeBumblebee wrote:Also, what's everyone's thoughts on SS Brawl? I was initially more interested in ROTF Megatron for wave 2, but with DOTM Megatron coming I don't think I need the ROTF version.

I think he's fine. I preffer the leader as a toy but this one works really well. Nice scale and I always encourage new molds.

I never got the leader, but he is better than the deluxe. The arms are a bit wonky with the tank turret kibble, and I wish you could unpeg his main gun for him to hold instead of sit on his back hanging down, but he's pretty solid
Re: First Exclusive Takara Studio Series Figure Revealed + In Package Images of Wave 5 Deluxes (1994745)
Posted by Black Hat on November 20th, 2018 @ 8:04am CST
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
EvasionModeBumblebee wrote:Also, what's everyone's thoughts on SS Brawl? I was initially more interested in ROTF Megatron for wave 2, but with DOTM Megatron coming I don't think I need the ROTF version.

I think he's fine. I preffer the leader as a toy but this one works really well. Nice scale and I always encourage new molds.

I never got the leader, but he is better than the deluxe. The arms are a bit wonky with the tank turret kibble, and I wish you could unpeg his main gun for him to hold instead of sit on his back hanging down, but he's pretty solid

Pretty much this. I would have liked it if his turret could turn in tank mode and if he had ankle rockers, but he's still a very fun toy, and astonishingly movie accurate for a retail Voyager. Also his transformation is pretty intuitive which is nice.
Re: First Exclusive Takara Studio Series Figure Revealed + In Package Images of Wave 5 Deluxes (1994782)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on November 20th, 2018 @ 9:49am CST
Really liking Shadow Raider. Wasn't gonna get him yet but saw him in Forbidden Planet and my friend who works there gave me 10% off the price so why not? :) He looks great in person. My photo doesn't do him justice.

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Re: First Exclusive Takara Studio Series Figure Revealed + In Package Images of Wave 5 Deluxes (1995077)
Posted by william-james88 on November 22nd, 2018 @ 11:39am CST
While nothing ground breaking we do have the latest stock images for the Studio Series figures still to come. These are for the first wave of 2019 which includes deluxe class figures Barricade, Sideswipe, and World War II Bumblebee. These figures were revealed not too long ago, and feature a Movie 1 accurate Barricade, complete with wheel mace weapon and some Masterpiece inspired design touches, a Dark of the Moon accurate Sideswipe in his convertible Stingray mode complete with swords and blasters, and a new World War II Bumblebee figure based on his flashback scene from The Last Knight, though the new figure itself is not entirely accurate to either the movie or the concept art.

Crankcase and Cunker Bumblebee, which accompany these toys in this wave, are both simply straight redecos. These images are usually the least flattering possible but at least it sets fan expectations, especially with WWII Bumblebee which seems to be the biggest shellformer since Cybertron Thunderblast. These iamges were found on the TF Factory Weibo page.

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Re: First Exclusive Takara Studio Series Figure Revealed + In Package Images of Wave 5 Deluxes (1995079)
Posted by william-james88 on November 22nd, 2018 @ 11:57am CST
Dont you just love it when Transformers are in stock? Well now thats the case for the entire wave 4 of Transformers Studio Series. Wave 4 constists of Voyager Revenge of the Fallen Starscream, KSI Sentry and Dropkick. The deluxes are both just under $20 while Starscream is $29.99.

Dropkick is set to star as one of the two main Decepticons in the Bumblebee film due out his December, transforming into both a helicopter and muscle car. This Studio Series figure decides to stick to just his helicopter mode instead of trying to do the triple changing deluxe class gimmick. The figure is done in a mostly light blue, which doesn't fully match up with the colors we have seen in the trailers, but is still nice nonetheless.

KSI Sentry is a blue redeco and a slight retool of Stinger who was released back as part of the first wave of Studio Series Deluxes.

Here are the links to pick them up:

Dropkick
https://www.amazon.com/Transformers-Stu ... formers-20

KSI Sentry
https://www.amazon.com/Tra-Gen-Studio-D ... formers-20

ROTF Starscream (they have the wrong image up on Amazon)
https://www.amazon.com/Transformers-Stu ... formers-20

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Re: First Exclusive Takara Studio Series Figure Revealed + In Package Images of Wave 5 Deluxes (1995080)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on November 22nd, 2018 @ 12:12pm CST
ugh, just couldn't bring myself to pull the trigger on either of them, they just don't do anything for me, dropkick looks pretty cool, but I've heard all of his hinges are super tight which I think is going to lead to a ton of stress marks considering the plastic looks pretty thin on all of his tiny parts. With siege being here (kinda) and the fact that I just got predaking and have mp bw megs on pre-order, I gotta pick and choose, and dropkick being the wrong color and the sentry drone just being meh, gonna use the money to get the siege deluxes when they show up :-?
Re: First Exclusive Takara Studio Series Figure Revealed + In Package Images of Wave 5 Deluxes (1995081)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on November 22nd, 2018 @ 12:13pm CST
On another note, sideswipe and barricade look amazing, cannot wait to get my hands on them
Re: First Exclusive Takara Studio Series Figure Revealed + In Package Images of Wave 5 Deluxes (1995082)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on November 22nd, 2018 @ 12:15pm CST
william-james88 wrote:especially with WWII Bumblebee which seems to be the biggest shellformer since Cybertron Thunderblast

Think aoe leader prime would have something to say about that, least thunderblast can't form a boat if you remove her from her shell ;)
Re: First Exclusive Takara Studio Series Figure Revealed + In Package Images of Wave 5 Deluxes (1995083)
Posted by william-james88 on November 22nd, 2018 @ 12:19pm CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:especially with WWII Bumblebee which seems to be the biggest shellformer since Cybertron Thunderblast

Think aoe leader prime would have something to say about that, least thunderblast can't form a boat if you remove her from her shell ;)

Of course she can, she contributes nothing to the boat.
Re: First Exclusive Takara Studio Series Figure Revealed + In Package Images of Wave 5 Deluxes (1995084)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on November 22nd, 2018 @ 1:00pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:especially with WWII Bumblebee which seems to be the biggest shellformer since Cybertron Thunderblast

Think aoe leader prime would have something to say about that, least thunderblast can't form a boat if you remove her from her shell ;)

Of course she can, she contributes nothing to the boat.

If you're okay with the front of the boat having a hole in it ;)

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