First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series

First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series

Thursday, April 19th, 2018 1:34pm CDT

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We have known for a good while that Takara's release of the Transformers Studio Series would be near identical to Hasbro's release. But how identical exactly? Well, the boxes turn out to be a bit different, much more different than simply adding a sticker, which has been the case for previous movie toy lines. Most english writing has been turned to Japanese, especially in the back, and the Hasbro logo has been removed to only have the Takara logo.

Also, there is no presence of a window on the side, which so far shows a big autobot logo regardless if the toy is an Autobot or Decepticon. It makes sense that the boxes would be different, since Thundercraker is not on Takara's release schedule and the number he has from Hasbro is instead given to Takara's release of Jazz. The differences mentioned are only regarding the packaging, of course, since the figures have long been confirmed to be identical. Still for our Japanese fans and any fan who does not anticipate seeing the Hasbro versions in their area (and would thus consider ordering these), this is our first look at what the packaging will look like. The images below come from Hobby Search, Alfes on Twitter and Planet Iacon and we can even see a comparison between the Takara and Hasbro packaging.

Transformers News: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series

Transformers News: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series

Transformers News: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series

Transformers News: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series

Transformers News: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series

Transformers News: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series

Transformers News: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series

Transformers News: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series

Transformers News: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series

Transformers News: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series

Transformers News: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series

Transformers News: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series

Transformers News: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series

Transformers News: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series

Transformers News: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series

Transformers News: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series

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Re: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series (1954270)
Posted by beastwarsbrah on April 19th, 2018 @ 4:46pm CDT
Not a big deal, but wasn't stinger more pink than red in the movie? And the way bee spun around I always thought stinger was female.
Re: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series (1954276)
Posted by Ig89ninja on April 19th, 2018 @ 5:11pm CDT
beastwarsbrah wrote:Not a big deal, but wasn't stinger more pink than red in the movie? And the way bee spun around I always thought stinger was female.

Wait, STINGER'S A GIRL!?! :shock:
Re: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series (1954280)
Posted by beastwarsbrah on April 19th, 2018 @ 5:17pm CDT
Ig89ninja wrote:
beastwarsbrah wrote:Not a big deal, but wasn't stinger more pink than red in the movie? And the way bee spun around I always thought stinger was female.

Wait, STINGER'S A GIRL!?! :shock:


Apparently not. I just assumed because it's pink and bee does that back spin thing like hes trying to hit on it or something
Re: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series (1954283)
Posted by william-james88 on April 19th, 2018 @ 5:25pm CDT
Stinger has no gender, or specific identity aside from a name, and probably no sentience. It's a man made robot.
Re: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series (1954290)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 19th, 2018 @ 6:48pm CDT
beastwarsbrah wrote:
Ig89ninja wrote:
beastwarsbrah wrote:Not a big deal, but wasn't stinger more pink than red in the movie? And the way bee spun around I always thought stinger was female.

Wait, STINGER'S A GIRL!?! :shock:


Apparently not. I just assumed because it's pink and bee does that back spin thing like hes trying to hit on it or something


Dude.
What are the numbers below?

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Re: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series (1954291)
Posted by william-james88 on April 19th, 2018 @ 6:52pm CDT
What numbers?
Re: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series (1954293)
Posted by beastwarsbrah on April 19th, 2018 @ 6:59pm CDT
7, 6, 26, 73, 74, 45? Not sure why you ask but I just watched aoe and stinger is pink
Re: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series (1954297)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 19th, 2018 @ 7:41pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:What numbers?

You serious? Because if you are, I have bad news for you.


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Re: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series (1954302)
Posted by Seibertron on April 19th, 2018 @ 7:53pm CDT
Bucky wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Since the SS series is quite young ad wont get a top 5 list for a while, I am thinking of doing an article showing their rank. Like Wave 1 from best to worst. But you know what, its kinda tricky. BB is at the end, Grimlock, Starscream and Barricade are in top 3 and the rest is all kind of muddied. Like not really sure who is better between Stinger, Ratchet, Crowbar and Optimus. They are all ok but not phenominal and all have really obvious flaws.



That’s a really accurate assessment, but I’d say OP is better than just “okay.” Out of all of them, its Blackout, Starscream, and Prime that I keep going back to. He’s a lot of fun to mess with. I’d put his balance and playability above Ratchet, Stinger, and Crowbar. Although Crowbar is definitely a lot of fun.


Surprised to read that about Optimus. His chest drives me bonkers!
Re: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series (1954351)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 20th, 2018 @ 12:41am CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Bucky wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Since the SS series is quite young ad wont get a top 5 list for a while, I am thinking of doing an article showing their rank. Like Wave 1 from best to worst. But you know what, its kinda tricky. BB is at the end, Grimlock, Starscream and Barricade are in top 3 and the rest is all kind of muddied. Like not really sure who is better between Stinger, Ratchet, Crowbar and Optimus. They are all ok but not phenominal and all have really obvious flaws.



That’s a really accurate assessment, but I’d say OP is better than just “okay.” Out of all of them, its Blackout, Starscream, and Prime that I keep going back to. He’s a lot of fun to mess with. I’d put his balance and playability above Ratchet, Stinger, and Crowbar. Although Crowbar is definitely a lot of fun.


Surprised to read that about Optimus. His chest drives me bonkers!


The chest is so sloppily done, and after 10 years of doing it pretty well to almost perfectly! The mind boggles. What really disappointed me when I saw the Studio Series version of Optimus Prime in person, though, is just how maroon the red plastic and paint look. That's just not at all the right hue.
Re: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series (1954366)
Posted by Va'al on April 20th, 2018 @ 1:36am CDT
The latest update - as notified by fellow Seibertronian westjames/notirish - from the official Hasbro Transformers social media accounts comes in the form of the 'Leaked from Cybertron' campaign, sharing some behind the scenes images and clips of figures from various lines - in this case, we're looking at the highly anticipated Blackout toy from the Studio Series line!

Check out below some brief sketches, prototypes and final product stock images, and join the conversation about this and other Studio Series figures in the Energon Pub discussion boards!

Leaked from Cybertron: Here’s a sneak peek of how the designers went from board to bot with our Leader Class Movie 1 Decepticon Blackout.


Re: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series (1954393)
Posted by Emerje on April 20th, 2018 @ 6:17am CDT
beastwarsbrah wrote:7, 6, 26, 73, 74, 45? Not sure why you ask but I just watched aoe and stinger is pink

he's definitely red, not pink. Maybe your TV has trouble with reds?

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Re: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series (1954416)
Posted by beastwarsbrah on April 20th, 2018 @ 8:35am CDT
It's not my TV or all things red would look pink. Hes not full blown pink but he is indeed a pinkish red.

This is from my TV, the car in the front is true red and stinger is not the same color.
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Here's one from youtube:

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Notice the slider at the bottom. That is true red. Stinger is not
Re: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series (1954419)
Posted by william-james88 on April 20th, 2018 @ 8:51am CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:The chest is so sloppily done, and after 10 years of doing it pretty well to almost perfectly! The mind boggles. What really disappointed me when I saw the Studio Series version of Optimus Prime in person, though, is just how maroon the red plastic and paint look. That's just not at all the right hue.

As usual, Wolfman, I completely agree! What is so odd about this toy si that a lot of effort wnet into it. Out of all of the SS series so far, it has the most premium looking deco and probably the most parts. But its used in all the wrong ways with priorities in the wrong areas. So in the end, you get an optimus with not a great alt mode (sides and back), a robot mode with odd looks in the back and front, and a deco that doesnt look like anything I have seen on screen.

In the end, as a transforming toy, its decent, but as an interpretation of ROTF Optmus, it suffers bad.
Re: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series (1954425)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on April 20th, 2018 @ 10:18am CDT
beastwarsbrah wrote:It's not my TV or all things red would look pink. Hes not full blown pink but he is indeed a pinkish red.

This is from my TV, the car in the front is true red and stinger is not the same color.
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Here's one from youtube:

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Notice the slider at the bottom. That is true red. Stinger is not

Stinger looks to be more of a metallic, slightly darker red. Y'know, it probably would have benefited both figures if SS Optimus & Stinger swapped shades of red.
Re: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series (1954427)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on April 20th, 2018 @ 10:36am CDT
Maybe Stinger is red but shines sorta magenta/pink cos of his sheen or something. Like how you'd think Bumblebee is yellow but he appears very orange at times.

By the way still really enjoying Optimus Prime. I even find his transformation quite enjoyable and have done it back and forth many times while he's been on my desk these past few days. I may start doing some paint on him soon. Especially those black joints on the chest, painting them red where they form the window frames would help.
Re: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series (1954428)
Posted by william-james88 on April 20th, 2018 @ 10:41am CDT
Hey evasion mode bumblebee, being a bumblebee fan, are you happy or dissapointed with SS bee?
Re: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series (1954444)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 20th, 2018 @ 11:37am CDT
Let's just say that Stinger's more strawberry red than tomato red.
Re: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series (1954460)
Posted by Overcracker on April 20th, 2018 @ 12:27pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Let's just say that Stinger's more strawberry red than tomato red.


I'd say more raspberry red. :-D
Re: First Look at Takara Packaging for their Release of Transformers Studio Series (1954463)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on April 20th, 2018 @ 12:33pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:Hey evasion mode bumblebee, being a bumblebee fan, are you happy or dissapointed with SS bee?

I'm really happy with him! I'd put him as one of the best deluxe Bumblebees that we've gotten so far. I think it really nails the look in both modes, I especially like the way the chest is formed with the angled headlights and everything. As for QC issues, I haven't had many problems with the roof on mine. Yeah, it popped off the first time I transformed it, but after getting a hang of the transformation it almost never happens.Really nice paint work, and his plasma cannon is the best out of any other movie Bee.

(Also, I won't be able to test this for a few more weeks but I think he'll scale really well with DOTM deluxe Barricade)

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