Hasbro Asia also Rereleasing Takara Legends Blurr and Wheelie

Hasbro Asia also Rereleasing Takara Legends Blurr and Wheelie

Saturday, July 8th, 2017 10:29pm CDT

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Yesterday we posted news saying which Takara Legends figures were being rereleased. Now it was said that the rereleases were just available for Japanese residents through Takaratomymall. While that is still true in terms of Takara distribution, we now know that Hasbro Asia is also distributing rereleases of both Blurr and Wheelie so they might rerelease others as well. We just can't confirm that.
So the question now is does one go through all the trouble of paying double shipping for an item through a Japanese mailing proxy or wait to see if Hasbro Asia will distribute the rest of the rereleases and risk missing the preorder on Takaratomymall if there is no Hasbro Asia release. The Hasbro Asia release is of course much easier since all you have to do is order it on robot kingdom where you can currently preorder Blurr for $23.90 and Wheelie for $13.90.

There are no easy answers but we did want to give you a much info regarding these rereleases as possible.

Transformers News: Hasbro Asia also Rereleasing Takara Legends Toys like Blurr and Wheelie

Transformers News: Hasbro Asia also Rereleasing Takara Legends Toys like Blurr and Wheelie

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This article was last modified on Sunday, July 9th, 2017 2:41pm CDT

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Re: Hasbro Asia also Rereleasing Takara Legends Blurr and Wheelie (1895250)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 8th, 2017 @ 10:45pm CDT
For preordering from RobotKingdom, does one have to pay upfront or when the item comes in stock? I've only ever bought from them when the items were in stock.
Re: Hasbro Asia also Rereleasing Takara Legends Blurr and Wheelie (1895259)
Posted by Randomhero on July 9th, 2017 @ 12:34am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:For preordering from RobotKingdom, does one have to pay upfront or when the item comes in stock? I've only ever bought from them when the items were in stock.



I think it's pretty standard now. I use PayPal and it pays it when you order or if you use the 2 week wait period it comes out after 14 days
Re: Hasbro Asia also Rereleasing Takara Legends Blurr and Wheelie (1903422)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 10th, 2017 @ 11:21am CDT
Got some bad news about these reissues. Some of them didn't get enough orders in to make it to production.

http://snakas.blog95.fc2.com/blog-entry-6086.html

The ones that didn't make it are LG07 Jetfire, LG-13 Megatron, LG-31 Fortress Maximus, and LG-32 Chromedome. These four reissues have thus been canceled.

The rest, however, will be coming.
Re: Hasbro Asia also Rereleasing Takara Legends Blurr and Wheelie (1903430)
Posted by william-james88 on August 10th, 2017 @ 11:44am CDT
We had written that the Takara Legends Line reissues resulting from the Japan only survey would be dependent on preorders. Well it seems more were ready to answer the survey than to preorder the products since the lack of preorders on Takaratomymall website have resulted in them cancelling the reissues of LG-07 Jetfire, LG-13 Megatron, LG-31 Fortress Maximus, and LG-32 Chromedome. It is of course understandable that several fans reading this news did not preorder since only someone with a Japanese mailing adress can preorder from Takaratomymall. The news was found on the snakas blog and sent to us by Sabrblade.

Sabrblade wrote:Got some bad news about these reissues. Some of them didn't get enough orders in to make it to production.

http://snakas.blog95.fc2.com/blog-entry-6086.html

The ones that didn't make it are LG07 Jetfire, LG-13 Megatron, LG-31 Fortress Maximus, and LG-32 Chromedome. These four reissues have thus been canceled.

The rest, however, will be coming.


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Re: Hasbro Asia also Rereleasing Takara Legends Blurr and Wheelie (1903478)
Posted by Sodan-1 on August 10th, 2017 @ 1:08pm CDT
Goddammit....
Re: Hasbro Asia also Rereleasing Takara Legends Blurr and Wheelie (1903491)
Posted by RAR on August 10th, 2017 @ 1:56pm CDT
I was Kinda mystified by the Jefire Reissue he's very easy to get heck one of the sources on eBay is a Japanese collectables chain.

Blurr Makes a lot of sense - Wheelie modest sense.
jetfire was alway a bit of "Huh" moment.

Fort Max's problem is simply he cost to much - if they want to be able to sell them simply reissue them in a future line with new (previously missing) accessories made for it - and don't glue the legs together and make an extra label sheet for the interior. (printing a bonus base mode transformation on the rear) ideally though that thing need whole new knees.
Re: Hasbro Asia also Rereleasing Takara Legends Blurr and Wheelie (1903499)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 10th, 2017 @ 2:14pm CDT
Well, that is certainly bum news to hear
Re: Hasbro Asia also Rereleasing Takara Legends Blurr and Wheelie (1903501)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on August 10th, 2017 @ 2:21pm CDT
pffft, not surprised, most of those figures sucked in the first place, and if they wanted to sell a bunch more fort max's they should first endeavor to make sure the base mold isn't a huge disappointment >:oP
Re: Hasbro Asia also Rereleasing Takara Legends Blurr and Wheelie (1903508)
Posted by Relic0037 on August 10th, 2017 @ 2:41pm CDT
RAR wrote: Blurr Makes a lot of sense - Wheelie modest sense.
jetfire was alway a bit of "Huh" moment.


I think the main reason for the Wheelie Reissue is so that anyone buying the God Ginrai giftset with Cab & Minerva can purchase the Goshooter figure that comes with Wheelie to complete the Headmaster Jr. set.
Re: Hasbro Asia also Rereleasing Takara Legends Blurr and Wheelie (1903512)
Posted by Kurona on August 10th, 2017 @ 2:47pm CDT
I'm so sick of preorder-based stuff like this. Didn't even know it was this bad outside of video games.
Re: Hasbro Asia also Rereleasing Takara Legends Blurr and Wheelie (1903549)
Posted by Flashwave on August 10th, 2017 @ 4:49pm CDT
Kurona wrote:I'm so sick of preorder-based stuff like this. Didn't even know it was this bad outside of video games.

Model Trains are like this too. Part of me worries that Car sales may eventually head that way as more and more people buy Used and not New. We are heading towards a Made-to-Order market in a lot of ways.
Re: Hasbro Asia also Rereleasing Takara Legends Blurr and Wheelie (1903553)
Posted by DMSL on August 10th, 2017 @ 5:02pm CDT
I already have most of them, so i am not disappointed. What i really want is a Legends Megatron from the Titans Return mold.
Re: Hasbro Asia also Rereleasing Takara Legends Blurr and Wheelie (1903554)
Posted by Kurona on August 10th, 2017 @ 5:02pm CDT
Flashwave wrote:
Kurona wrote:I'm so sick of preorder-based stuff like this. Didn't even know it was this bad outside of video games.

Model Trains are like this too. Part of me worries that Car sales may eventually head that way as more and more people buy Used and not New. We are heading towards a Made-to-Order market in a lot of ways.

And I gotta say I'm really not a fan. Thankfully, outside of more high-end collector's lines like Masterpiece and maybe the Titans; I can expect it to not actually effect Transformers toys as a whole, since it's difficult to imagine pre-ordering being aimed at children.
Re: Hasbro Asia also Rereleasing Takara Legends Blurr and Wheelie (1903564)
Posted by WreckerJack on August 10th, 2017 @ 7:11pm CDT
Made to order is both good and bad. There's less waste and shelf warming. But I also dislike pre-ordering things - especially games. I dislike buying things sight unseen because it leads to disappointment. I think what would be a good idea is a store where you can see the floor model of a certain item and then have one made to order. It might take longer to get which might annoy some people though.
Re: Hasbro Asia also Rereleasing Takara Legends Blurr and Wheelie (1903565)
Posted by Kurona on August 10th, 2017 @ 7:16pm CDT
Pre-ordering and such is good as an option imo -- there's always gonna be people that are gonna want stuff reserved and were gonna get the product no matter what. What annoys me is when it becomes a central driving force to the industry; when things become focused and built around pre-orders and hence we get stuff like this.

As a nice, convenient option that has clear benefits for certain people; very good. But as... this, it's just ugh.
Re: Hasbro Asia also Rereleasing Takara Legends Blurr and Wheelie (1903656)
Posted by RAR on August 11th, 2017 @ 6:32am CDT
Re: Hasbro Asia also Rereleasing Takara Legends Blurr and Wheelie (1903657)
Posted by Kurona on August 11th, 2017 @ 6:35am CDT
RAR wrote:Moved a long rant to minds :
https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/742706646353977344

That... seems to be talking about Masterpiece, rather than anything to do with Takara Legends re-issues? :???:
Re: Hasbro Asia also Rereleasing Takara Legends Blurr and Wheelie (1903669)
Posted by fenrir72 on August 11th, 2017 @ 7:51am CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:pffft, not surprised, most of those figures sucked in the first place, and if they wanted to sell a bunch more fort max's they should first endeavor to make sure the base mold isn't a huge disappointment >:oP


Is this statement based on fact or conjecture? You hate G1 so more or less you never get a G1 themed item. How then can you come up with the conclusion that they suck? :roll:

Also, Thanks to G1 sucktitude, Hb and Takara are still making a killing on them sucky G1 themed products (Legends/Masterpiece/Titans etc)
Re: Hasbro Asia also Rereleasing Takara Legends Blurr and Wheelie (1903689)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on August 11th, 2017 @ 9:31am CDT
fenrir72 wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:pffft, not surprised, most of those figures sucked in the first place, and if they wanted to sell a bunch more fort max's they should first endeavor to make sure the base mold isn't a huge disappointment >:oP


Is this statement based on fact or conjecture? You hate G1 so more or less you never get a G1 themed item. How then can you come up with the conclusion that they suck? :roll:

Also, Thanks to G1 sucktitude, Hb and Takara are still making a killing on them sucky G1 themed products (Legends/Masterpiece/Titans etc)

No need to be salty, if they were so desired, then why is legends megs still available misb on tfsource? Clearly they aren't as desired as you seem to want to think ;)

Beyond that, each figure - save maybe chromedome - has design flaws that make them a disappointment and certainly not worth the inflated price tag. Megs has those idiotic shoulders, and was so similar to the hasbro release that people just got the hasbro version and saved money. Jetfire is boring and as far as I can tell almost identical to the hasbro release, so there again, and until recently was also available online, so, clearly not as popular as you'd like to think it is. And TR Fort Max basically reinvented the term disappointment, taking it to staggering new levels of underwhelming. And it isn't just me, there were plenty of people that felt the same way with each figures release. But you can go ahead and keep telling yourself it's because I hate G1 ;)^
Re: Hasbro Asia also Rereleasing Takara Legends Blurr and Wheelie (1903714)
Posted by william-james88 on August 11th, 2017 @ 12:10pm CDT
I love G1 as much as all aspects of Transformers and Titan Fort Max is a dissapointment.

FYI, Takara Jetfire is quite different from the Hsbro release sicne it does not have chrome, which was quite a departure for Takara at that time. Its there that they went from being exra chromey and premium to being more toon accurate.

Megs doesnt have that much difference though. Basically, I can get why anyone in japan would be sad of the cancellations but no one from the US or anywhere else should be since it doesnt affect them. Anyone who wants to get these cancelled figures still can. And quite easily too.

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