Is The End Of Henkei On The Near Horizon?

Is The End Of Henkei On The Near Horizon?

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 8:10am CDT

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snakasblog.com- According to a translation of Snakas' blog, which describes the very latest issue of Figure Oh (Figure King) NO. 134, there is a possible end to the Henkei line hinted at.

This issue, according to Snakas, highlights the Takara-Tomy offerings of the Transformers Revenge of the Fallen line, as well as, a feature on Transformers history in a 25 years section dedicated to 1991-1992 this time. The magazine also mentions/shows the newest and supposedly last Henkei releases, Smokescreen and Red Alert.

You can view the translated version of Snakas blog here, or for those with the ability, you can read the original in Japanese here.

Snakas writings mention an end to the Henkei series, with nothing new in the works. Could it be? Will there be more store or show exclusives, or is the line done after the release of the final two?

Thanks to the Allspark for help in deciphering the translation, and providing the link.

Credit(s): Snakas, lonegamer8@The Allspark


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Re: Is The End Of Henkei On The Near Horizon? (902539)
Posted by Counterpunch on March 25th, 2009 @ 8:15am CDT
Not the least bit surprising really.
Re: Is The End Of Henkei On The Near Horizon? (902551)
Posted by rpetras on March 25th, 2009 @ 8:48am CDT
I think we all knew Universe was going on hiatus for the duration of the movie.

My guess is they'll bring it back after the movie toys make their run.
Re: Is The End Of Henkei On The Near Horizon? (902552)
Posted by Diem on March 25th, 2009 @ 8:49am CDT
Henkei can't really exist without Universe. Here's hoping for more after ROTF.
Re: Is The End Of Henkei On The Near Horizon? (902564)
Posted by Mkall on March 25th, 2009 @ 9:22am CDT
Oh well, it had a very good run. Maybe we'll see a resurgence once the movie has come and gone.
Re: Is The End Of Henkei On The Near Horizon? (902565)
Posted by The Chronic on March 25th, 2009 @ 9:24am CDT
:-( Im still hoping for a Cliffjumper
Re: Is The End Of Henkei On The Near Horizon? (902569)
Posted by Diem on March 25th, 2009 @ 9:39am CDT
The Chronic wrote::-( Im still hoping for a Cliffjumper
The legends one is coming out tomorrow.
Re: Is The End Of Henkei On The Near Horizon? (902577)
Posted by Maximus_Blade on March 25th, 2009 @ 10:02am CDT
Oh man....That sucks. I was hoping for Henkei devastator, cliffjumper and what about henkei magnus :cry:
Re: Is The End Of Henkei On The Near Horizon? (902578)
Posted by Diem on March 25th, 2009 @ 10:05am CDT
Maximus_Blade wrote:Oh man....That sucks. I was hoping for Henkei devastator, cliffjumper and what about henkei magnus :cry:
Legends Cliffjumper is coming out tomorrow.

Ooh, deja vu.
Re: Is The End Of Henkei On The Near Horizon? (902582)
Posted by Maximus_Blade on March 25th, 2009 @ 10:30am CDT
Diem wrote:
Maximus_Blade wrote:Oh man....That sucks. I was hoping for Henkei devastator, cliffjumper and what about henkei magnus :cry:
Legends Cliffjumper is coming out tomorrow.

Ooh, deja vu.


I know but it's just not the same. Not really into legend line.
Re: Is The End Of Henkei On The Near Horizon? (902598)
Posted by Prowl1529 on March 25th, 2009 @ 11:40am CDT
Well that's really bad. I really like the Henkei line, i have them all and i want more. Has for Cliffjumper i'm safe for now, i have a deluxe one whit FansProject upgrade and a new painting inspirated on the G1 version, it is beautifull.
Re: Is The End Of Henkei On The Near Horizon? (902669)
Posted by kirbenvost on March 25th, 2009 @ 2:57pm CDT
I don't mind this news too much, it'll give my wallet a welcome break and allow me to catch up on Animated, while I sit the Movie line out.
Re: Is The End Of Henkei On The Near Horizon? (903026)
Posted by Overcracker on March 26th, 2009 @ 12:23pm CDT
Why is everybody so surprised about this.

Takara needs Hasbro to make molds for the Universe line it can use for its Henkei Line. Since its not making any molds itself for the line.

If Hasbro is putting Universe on hiatus its only logical to expect Henkei to go on Hiatus.

Until Hasbro puts out more Universe molds there's nothing for Takara to repaint. Ergo Henkei goes in hiatus.


They could of course repaint some of the existing molds into new characters like:

Tripedacus Agent from Universe Cheetor, maybe even Tigatron.

Beastwars Thrustor or Hardhead from Dinobot If they remold the dino head.

If they really want to push it, they can turn Hound into Detritus


I'm sure they could keep the line going with these repaints for a little while.

But I guess they'll be busy repainting Movie figures instead.

Or maybe they are busy working on a release of Animated which has been a Western World only release so far.
Re: Is The End Of Henkei On The Near Horizon? (903322)
Posted by Diem on March 27th, 2009 @ 8:31am CDT
Overcracker wrote:
Or maybe they are busy working on a release of Animated which has been a Western World only release so far.

Hope so. I have no idea why they haven't done it already. Maybe they're waiting for after ROTF so they have a nice long stretch in which to publicise it.
Re: Is The End Of Henkei On The Near Horizon? (904010)
Posted by Optimist_Prime on March 29th, 2009 @ 10:30am CDT
Sounds like Henkei Cliffjumper, and Ultra Magnus are never to be. Oh well...

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