Henkei Cyclonus Released in Japan

Henkei Cyclonus Released in Japan

Friday, January 23rd, 2009 6:50am CST

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Henkei Cyclonus joined with his Targetmaster partner, Nightstick, have been released in Japan. This figure is featured in his anime colors. Cyclonus comes with a new mini manga. Expect online retailers to receive their shipments soon.

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Re: Henkei Cyclonus Released in Japan (872135)
Posted by Sledge on January 23rd, 2009 @ 6:53am CST
Well, the blue bit of his nose cone is in his anime colours. The rest of him is dressed for a Miami Vice convention.
Re: Henkei Cyclonus Released in Japan (872149)
Posted by Narc on January 23rd, 2009 @ 7:08am CST
The black Hasbro version looks cool but this is more show accurate. He's a must buy.
Re: Henkei Cyclonus Released in Japan (872152)
Posted by Sledge on January 23rd, 2009 @ 7:11am CST
Two things: 1) Hasbro version is purple. 2) Can you show me the episode where Cyclonus was lilac? I keep hearing about the show accuracy of this Henkei version, but every image of the cartoon Cyclonus I can find looks light blue to me. I don't think I'm colour blind. :-?
Re: Henkei Cyclonus Released in Japan (872156)
Posted by Stormrider on January 23rd, 2009 @ 7:14am CST
The purple is a little darker in person than in the picture.
Re: Henkei Cyclonus Released in Japan (872158)
Posted by Sledge on January 23rd, 2009 @ 7:16am CST
Yeah, I've heard a couple of people say that now that I think back. I'm kinda sorta tempted to get him as Cyclonus's embarrassing '80s-obsessed brother. :grin: But it is annoying that the blue on his nose cone really does look show-accurate to me.
Re: Henkei Cyclonus Released in Japan (872160)
Posted by Counterpunch on January 23rd, 2009 @ 7:24am CST
Takara seems particularly fond of this purple color. They used it on their G1 Galvatron reissue as well.

Online pics are difficult. The color IS too light for true show consistency, but at the same time, pictures don't seem to show how dark it really is.

I take it Ratchet was not released in tandem?
Re: Henkei Cyclonus Released in Japan (872173)
Posted by The Chronic on January 23rd, 2009 @ 7:48am CST
Im tempted to get it only for Nightstick with a red face and chrome legs, don't like that purple at all

not a big fan or the red all over Ratchet eather, not the shade just the fact that is all over him and in places it doesn't need to be

Red Alert & Smokescreen look to be perfect and you can see Dinobot has that blue on him, what happed? did the guy who normaly sorts the colours and that go on holliday or something?
Re: Henkei Cyclonus Released in Japan (872177)
Posted by Stormrider on January 23rd, 2009 @ 7:54am CST
Counterpunch wrote:Takara seems particularly fond of this purple color. They used it on their G1 Galvatron reissue as well.

Online pics are difficult. The color IS too light for true show consistency, but at the same time, pictures don't seem to show how dark it really is.

I take it Ratchet was not released in tandem?


Yeah, I was surprised that Ratchet wasn't on the store shelves. According to e-Hobby's website, his release date has changed again. Now it's February.
Re: Henkei Cyclonus Released in Japan (872223)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 23rd, 2009 @ 9:01am CST
Accuracy-shmaccuary, the Hasbro version is better looking.
Re: Henkei Cyclonus Released in Japan (872226)
Posted by Solrac333 on January 23rd, 2009 @ 9:03am CST
Maybe I'll get this and swap parts with my Hasbro version like I did with my Galvatron.
Re: Henkei Cyclonus Released in Japan (872231)
Posted by Mkall on January 23rd, 2009 @ 9:14am CST
Cyclonus will be the first fig that I get both the Universe and Henkei version of. He's that awesome
Re: Henkei Cyclonus Released in Japan (872243)
Posted by dragons on January 23rd, 2009 @ 10:07am CST
i have the original this i may get the henkei version to

you can see him in comparison video shot here in this video henke cyclnus peaugh has him
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF4eBJ8Q9Pw
Re: Henkei Cyclonus Released in Japan (872277)
Posted by Swiftpaw on January 23rd, 2009 @ 11:37am CST
Overall I prefer Hasbro's version this time around. Though I wish those wings weren't white, he has a much darker purple and an overall more sinister look.

Now just need a Scourge to stand on the other side of Galvy...
Re: Henkei Cyclonus Released in Japan (872279)
Posted by esclavo on January 23rd, 2009 @ 11:41am CST
The lilac is not really doing it for me. I have the hasbro version and love it! I'm not very fond of some of the color choices for G1 figures(eventhough i loved G1 I've been able to move on, lol).
Re: Henkei Cyclonus Released in Japan (872284)
Posted by fenrir72 on January 23rd, 2009 @ 12:11pm CST
Awesome with a capital A! Don't like it? Don't buy it, simple enough. Have the Classics? Up to you to get the Henkei, as for Stormrider..........I salute you and am green with envy that you've got yours already(living in Japan helps hehehehe)
Re: Henkei Cyclonus Released in Japan (872322)
Posted by Loki God Of Mischief on January 23rd, 2009 @ 2:15pm CST
*sighs and facepalms*

Every time a picture of the toys surface it's the same crap. I'm going to break this down for everyone.

Cyclonus is my favorite character to come from the movie/Season 3. He's one of my top 5 favorites of all time. I'd like to think I know a fair amount about him.

Hasbro Version: I have it. It's awesome. He's based on the original toy. Which I also own. And if you want to get technical the Hasbro's colors are all wrong. His purple is much too dark to be a perfect homage of the original toy. He's also based on the 80s Marvel and current IDW look for him.

Takara version: Is based on the Animation model of Cyclonus. Yes he's supposed to be that color. Yes it's a light trick. Show of hands of people who own Henkei versions of any Hasbro Classics/Universe 2.0 toy. Good. Now besides chrome what are the Henkei toys best known for? That's right. Show accuracy.

The mold itself: Is the best to come out of the Universe/Classics 2.0 line. Hands down it's the single best toy in that line. It doesn't transform the exact same way as the original toy. It's what an updated re imagining of a toy should be. They fixed the flaws with the toy that made it not accurate to the cartoon (the wings) since the toy was produced before the design was finalized. Cyclonus can now be posed with his wings in the cartoon style. And he can sort of be posed with his wings in the position the original toy and comic book Cyclonus could. It's excellent no matter what version you buy.

My point? Stop freaking out about the toys when you see pictures of them. Especially about paint scheme and which one is better. Because in this case there's no such thing as which one is better. Because both represent different versions of the same character. And as a major Cyclonus fan I can't wait to have the Henkei version in addition to the Hasbro.

tl;dr both versions are as close to perfect representations of the character as you're going to get. Both can be purchased without the other due to preference. Stop baaawing about it pl0x.
Re: Henkei Cyclonus Released in Japan (872324)
Posted by Counterpunch on January 23rd, 2009 @ 2:23pm CST
Who was freaking out again?

I think I missed it.

I've already bought two of the Hasbro version. Henkei Cyclonus should be arriving by the end of the month.
Re: Henkei Cyclonus Released in Japan (872327)
Posted by Loki God Of Mischief on January 23rd, 2009 @ 2:29pm CST
I know a dude in Japan who's getting my Henkei Cyclonus. I'm not sure if he's going to ship it now or wait until my Thrust comes in so he can send those two and Ramjet to me. I really can't wait. Incidentally CP did you buy two Hasbros to leave one MOC or do you have kitbash plans?
Re: Henkei Cyclonus Released in Japan (872330)
Posted by Counterpunch on January 23rd, 2009 @ 2:37pm CST
Loki God Of Mischief wrote:I know a dude in Japan who's getting my Henkei Cyclonus. I'm not sure if he's going to ship it now or wait until my Thrust comes in so he can send those two and Ramjet to me. I really can't wait. Incidentally CP did you buy two Hasbros to leave one MOC or do you have kitbash plans?


I don't really like customizing figures, so no kitbash plans.

Henkei Cyclonus is meant to be my Cyclonus proper. The two Hasbro ones are 'his armada'.

(I bought 3 Titanium Scourges for the same deal)
Re: Henkei Cyclonus Released in Japan (872332)
Posted by Mkall on January 23rd, 2009 @ 2:40pm CST
Counterpunch wrote:
Loki God Of Mischief wrote:I know a dude in Japan who's getting my Henkei Cyclonus. I'm not sure if he's going to ship it now or wait until my Thrust comes in so he can send those two and Ramjet to me. I really can't wait. Incidentally CP did you buy two Hasbros to leave one MOC or do you have kitbash plans?


I don't really like customizing figures, so no kitbash plans.

Henkei Cyclonus is meant to be my Cyclonus proper. The two Hasbro ones are 'his armada'.

(I bought 3 Titanium Scourges for the same deal)

That's my plans as well. I got one Uni Cyclonus for the "normal" retail price of 22.99 in Canada, and I'll get another one if/when I see one on shelves for their standard price of 15.99-ish

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