In-Hand Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Autobots

In-Hand Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Autobots

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 11:31am CDT

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Site sponsor Robotkingdom has provided us with some nice in-hand images of the Asian market exclusive Specialist: Autobots three-pack. This set features reissues of Classics Mirage, Universe 2.0 Ironhide, and Universe 2.0 Hound with Ravage, all of which sport shiny new metallic paint jobs. Click here to visit Robotkingdom's pre-order page.

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Transformers News: Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Transformers News: Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Transformers News: Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Transformers News: Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Transformers News: Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Transformers News: Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Transformers News: Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Transformers News: Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Transformers News: Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Transformers News: Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Transformers News: Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Transformers News: Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Transformers News: Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Transformers News: Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Transformers News: Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Transformers News: Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Transformers News: Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Transformers News: Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Transformers News: Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Transformers News: Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

Transformers News: Re: New Hasbro Asia Exclusives: Decepticon and Autobot Specialists

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Re: In-Hand Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Autobots (1557030)
Posted by megatronus on March 12th, 2014 @ 11:35am CDT
Very cool!

[quietly waits for clearance :WHISTLE: ]
Re: In-Hand Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Autobots (1557041)
Posted by Mkall on March 12th, 2014 @ 12:00pm CDT
those look really nice.
Re: In-Hand Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Autobots (1557046)
Posted by shajaki on March 12th, 2014 @ 12:08pm CDT
its kinda difficult to see... but the metallic blue on mirage looks niiiiice. bet its even more impressive in hand. bought!
Re: In-Hand Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Autobots (1557055)
Posted by xyl360 on March 12th, 2014 @ 12:49pm CDT
I'm getting this set mainly because Mirage is one of the few Henkei figures I never did snag (I have his 'not-Crasher' repaint though :P). The metallic "United" style paint jobs look great on Humpty Dumpty Ironhide and Hound too. It's hard to tell if Ravage got the all-metal Takara treatment though, but I'm betting he did. It's so hard to resist these metallic paint jobs so I don't bother trying :P.
Re: In-Hand Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Autobots (1557087)
Posted by Rated X on March 12th, 2014 @ 2:47pm CDT
As good as they look, im so over these characters. I spent top dollar on henkei ironhide and hasbro mirage when he was rare. And i decked out hound with reprolabels so im good, easy pass. I would love to see them do a repaint of that e hobby junkion from the hound mold though. What was his name again ?
Re: In-Hand Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Autobots (1557088)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on March 12th, 2014 @ 2:50pm CDT
Rated X wrote:As good as they look, im so over these characters. I spent top dollar on henkei ironhide and hasbro mirage when he was rare. And i decked out hound with reprolabels so im good, easy pass. I would love to see them do a repaint of that e hobby junkion from the hound mold though. What was his name again ?


Detritus, which means "dead or waste organic material"... Doesn't really suit a Junkion, does it?

I wonder how much Mirage matches up to his Henkei release. I have the clear Electro Disruptor version (aka SG Mirage) as well as the regular Classics, and I may be enticed into getting this just for consistency in deco.
Re: In-Hand Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Autobots (1557092)
Posted by GuyIncognito on March 12th, 2014 @ 2:57pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Detritus, which means "dead or waste organic material"... Doesn't really suit a Junkion, does it?


SOMETIMES it means that, but not always.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/detritus

: the pieces that are left when something breaks, falls apart, is destroyed, etc.

1:
loose material (as rock fragments or organic particles) that results directly from disintegration

2
a : a product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away : debris
b : miscellaneous remnants : odds and ends
Re: In-Hand Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Autobots (1557098)
Posted by STngAR on March 12th, 2014 @ 3:18pm CDT
I guess if I didn't get the first release of these guys I would be all over them but I'm happy with the ones I have

:MAXIMAL:
Re: In-Hand Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Autobots (1557101)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on March 12th, 2014 @ 3:29pm CDT
I don't care if shiny metallic paint makes no sense on a military vehicle like Hound. These figures look GORGEOUS. Mirage's blue is just perfect, and the deep red on Ironhide looks amazing. The adjustments made to the deco layouts to homage the original screen appearances is icing on the cake. Glad I've got these guy pre-ordered. Now, if only pictures of the Decepticon: Specialists set would come out.

By the way, is anyone else quietly hoping a few more of these "Asian Market Exclusive" sets will be produced? I love the Seekers: Aces and Elites sets, and I would like to see a set of the "Datsun brothers" released. Prowl without sticky white paint? Blinging metallic Bluestreak? Smokescreen that's not hideous in appearance (Universe 2.0) or aftermarket price (Henkei)? Yes, please!
Re: In-Hand Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Autobots (1557157)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on March 12th, 2014 @ 7:13pm CDT
Shadowstream wrote:I was being more or less serious about the yellow eyes question, because I know bots like perceptor, blaster, and even soundwave had yellow eyes either on their old toys or a comic appearance and was curious as to whether or not Hound had similar reasoning, or is it just random?

ImageHis eyes might have been the same color as his face in other comic appearances (IDR), but Target: 2006 is one story worth making figures accurate to.

Still, I have Universe 2.0 Hound, and there are few characters I'm willing to CHUG more than once before waiting for their Masterpiece toy.
Re: In-Hand Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Autobots (1557158)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on March 12th, 2014 @ 7:33pm CDT
FYI, for those who already have Universe (or Henkei) Hound and are interested in this set, it's a pretty simple matter to swap the clear light-piping plastics in the heads. Then you can have a nice, shiny Hound with blue eyes! :)
Re: In-Hand Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Autobots (1557499)
Posted by El Duque on March 14th, 2014 @ 8:03am CDT
The official Transformers Asia website has posted images of the upcoming Specialist: Decepticons set. This set consists of reissues of Classics Astrotrain, Universe 2.0 Galvatron, and Universe 2.0 Tankor (Octane). Each features a new deco, and special collectors style packaging. As an added bonus, sets purchased from select Asian retailers will get a Decepticon faction earphone plug cap. Enjoy the images mirrored below:

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Re: In-Hand Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Autobots (1557505)
Posted by GuyIncognito on March 14th, 2014 @ 8:15am CDT
I really like the paint jobs on all three. If it weren't for the inflated price due to importing, I'd buy this set in a heartbeat.
Re: In-Hand Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Autobots (1557507)
Posted by Primeultimus on March 14th, 2014 @ 8:23am CDT
Galvatron looks amazing.

Each one of these sets are going on my shelf!
Re: In-Hand Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Autobots (1557508)
Posted by shajaki on March 14th, 2014 @ 8:23am CDT
ha! even they cant transform galvatron right :P

but daaamn.... they look good. especially galvatron. i think that mold gets a bad wrap. sure it could have been better or bigger, but ive always liked it. octane/tankor sucks but i still need one, and that astrotrain is juuust different and shiney enough to replace my henkei. but where did those orange windows come from?
Re: In-Hand Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Autobots (1557510)
Posted by frogbat on March 14th, 2014 @ 8:39am CDT
if there were 3 figures hastak should revisit from the generations line and make them bigger...

galvatron is perhaps one of the worse figures due to the over complicated transformation and small size. A voyager or the new leader size would be better. He actually does look good in both modes I think but for a deluxe toy there was definitely no fun factor.

astrotrain was great at his time, but he deservers a voyager size at least

octane - i have a love hate relationship with both the g1 and the generations update.. they both feel half baked.

Maybe they can get the guy who designed springer /sandstorm on the case

having said that, the new colour schemes do improve the toys.
Re: In-Hand Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Autobots (1557513)
Posted by fenrir72 on March 14th, 2014 @ 8:48am CDT
I like how the colors are more homogenized especially on Galvatron.
Re: In-Hand Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Autobots (1557514)
Posted by mooncake623 on March 14th, 2014 @ 8:54am CDT
I like henkei astrotrain better. but that is probably the best looking Galvatron
Re: In-Hand Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Autobots (1557521)
Posted by Mkall on March 14th, 2014 @ 9:26am CDT
It's a shame they're still using that crappy Galvatron.
Re: In-Hand Images: Asian Market Exclusive Specialist: Autobots (1557522)
Posted by megatronus on March 14th, 2014 @ 9:26am CDT
The paint is great - I definitely can appreciate Hasbro Asia's use of metallics and gloss paints instead of chromed everything. As with the Seeker 3-packs, I eagerly await clearance prices. If those never come, I'll learn to live without them, but damn...

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