Japan Exclusive G1 Dino Casettes Being Released in the US As Part of Bumblebee Themed SDCC Exclusive

Transformers News: Japan Exclusive G1 Dino Casettes Being Released in the US As Part of Bumblebee Themed SDCC Exclusive

Friday, June 29th, 2018 10:46AM CDT

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Thanks to Gizmodo, we now have the reveal of the SDCC Transformers set. And it is not a blinged out Predaking (or Trypticon). Instead it is a gold redeo of Studio Series Bumblebee and.... the first US release of Dial and Zaur. These last two were Japanese exclusive casette bots which transformed into Dinosaurs. These same molds will be used in this set to make Dairu and Uruaz, which are redecos. We have a comparison below and you can see more of the original casettes here.
They set's packaging is made to look like a giant mix tape. The set will be available at Hasbro's booth at SDCC for $60 and it will later be available on Hasbro Toy Shop.

Check the images below and let us know what you think!

Transformers News: Japan Exclusive G1 Dino Casettes Being Released in the US As Part of Bumblebee Themed SDCC Exclusive

Transformers News: Japan Exclusive G1 Dino Casettes Being Released in the US As Part of Bumblebee Themed SDCC Exclusive

Transformers News: Japan Exclusive G1 Dino Casettes Being Released in the US As Part of Bumblebee Themed SDCC Exclusive

Transformers News: Japan Exclusive G1 Dino Casettes Being Released in the US As Part of Bumblebee Themed SDCC Exclusive
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Re: Japan Exclusive G1 Dino Casettes Being Released in the US As Part of Bumblebee Themed SDCC Exclusive (1967563)
Posted by Quantum Surge on June 29th, 2018 @ 10:54am CDT
If I'm honest, a forest battle 4 pack would be better. Though I have a feeling that we'll get a metallic paint Predaking.
Re: Japan Exclusive G1 Dino Casettes Being Released in the US As Part of Bumblebee Themed SDCC Exclusive (1967565)
Posted by william-james88 on June 29th, 2018 @ 10:56am CDT
Quantum Surge wrote:Though I have a feeling that we'll get a metallic paint Predaking.

I dont. I am pretty certain we wont get that.
Re: Japan Exclusive G1 Dino Casettes Being Released in the US As Part of Bumblebee Themed SDCC Exclusive (1967566)
Posted by shajaki on June 29th, 2018 @ 10:57am CDT
Pics are broken.... or maybe it's just my work computer. If they are, here ya go:





Re: Japan Exclusive G1 Dino Casettes Being Released in the US As Part of Bumblebee Themed SDCC Exclusive (1967567)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on June 29th, 2018 @ 11:01am CDT
Oooooh! I dig it!

Although $60 is a lot for a repaint of a figure I already have with 2 cassettes who look cool but don't go with anything I have.

I do think this is what Bee will look like at the end of the movie though, if that's the case I just might buy another SS Bumblebee and paint it to look like this, doesn't look like it'd be too difficult.
Re: Japan Exclusive G1 Dino Casettes Being Released in the US As Part of Bumblebee Themed SDCC Exclusive (1967568)
Posted by Lucky Logician on June 29th, 2018 @ 11:03am CDT
Bumblebee has finally fallen so low that they have to pack in other exclusives to get people to buy him. The oversaturation is real.
Re: Japan Exclusive G1 Dino Casettes Being Released in the US As Part of Bumblebee Themed SDCC Exclusive (1967569)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 29th, 2018 @ 11:11am CDT
A quite note about the names:

Dairu: The original translation, "Dial" is actually an error as the original kana, ダイル, read as "Dairu", something the SDCC set got right ("Dial" has an extra ヤ, ya). It's from either "reptile" or "crocodile", resulting in "Dile" as a name.
Uruaz: "Zauru" spelled backwards :lol: Simply from "dinosaur", with "Saur" as alternate translation.

Color me surprised with this, I half expected the molds to be lost! Can we get Graphy and Noize too?
Re: Japan Exclusive G1 Dino Casettes Being Released in the US As Part of Bumblebee Themed SDCC Exclusive (1967571)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on June 29th, 2018 @ 11:13am CDT
Lucky Logician wrote:Bumblebee has finally fallen so low that they have to pack in other exclusives to get people to buy him. The oversaturation is real.


Says you. I'd really like that gold studio Bumblebee and would be happy to just sell on the Cassettes if I was lucky enough to get this set.


Pains me they didn't fold his lower wing pieces down away from the doors for the promo pic though.
Re: Japan Exclusive G1 Dino Casettes Being Released in the US As Part of Bumblebee Themed SDCC Exclusive (1967572)
Posted by MegaX Master on June 29th, 2018 @ 11:15am CDT
Anybody notice the Studio Series number 19 on the packaging? So, where are the other 4 studio series figures? That being 15,16,17,18? Could those be the code-named Greaser Gang, Techie Team, Jock Squad and Toilet Troop?
Re: Japan Exclusive G1 Dino Casettes Being Released in the US As Part of Bumblebee Themed SDCC Exclusive (1967575)
Posted by ZeroWolf on June 29th, 2018 @ 11:30am CDT
Now that is something I was not expecting, I was certain it was just going to follow other traditions and be Predaking but this is a nice surprise. Now why is it they decided to give the Dino tapes a release?
Re: Japan Exclusive G1 Dino Casettes Being Released in the US As Part of Bumblebee Themed SDCC Exclusive (1967577)
Posted by shajaki on June 29th, 2018 @ 11:33am CDT
MegaX Master wrote:Anybody notice the Studio Series number 19 on the packaging? So, where are the other 4 studio series figures? That being 15,16,17,18? Could those be the code-named Greaser Gang, Techie Team, Jock Squad and Toilet Troop?
Makes sense, in that it doesn't make sense. They threw SS Thundercracker into the mix, with an already used number with zero regard. I don't think they care :lol:

This set is truly bizarre. I love it, but damn, that's what I call left field. Kinda bugs me how one of the tapes is candy and the other is solid. And there's two more missing.
Re: Japan Exclusive G1 Dino Casettes Being Released in the US As Part of Bumblebee Themed SDCC Exclusive (1967581)
Posted by Black Hat on June 29th, 2018 @ 11:45am CDT
Now THAT is a reissue I wasn't expecting. But damn it's a cool one.
Re: Japan Exclusive G1 Dino Casettes Being Released in the US As Part of Bumblebee Themed SDCC Exclusive (1967584)
Posted by leokearon on June 29th, 2018 @ 11:57am CDT
Didn't the cassettes combine to form Legout?


Still I would have preferred the cassettes without the Bumblebee, not that I could ever get it
Re: Japan Exclusive G1 Dino Casettes Being Released in the US As Part of Bumblebee Themed SDCC Exclusive (1967585)
Posted by Wireless_Phantom on June 29th, 2018 @ 12:10pm CDT
THEY HAD BETTER BE PRODUCING THE OTHER PAIR IN ANOTHER EXCLUSIVE OR SOMETHING I SWEAR
Re: Japan Exclusive G1 Dino Casettes Being Released in the US As Part of Bumblebee Themed SDCC Exclusive (1967587)
Posted by Nicorange on June 29th, 2018 @ 12:13pm CDT
This is so weird, i have many questions, but I don't think I will get answers to them. This set is nice though, if only I would be able to get it.
Re: Japan Exclusive G1 Dino Casettes Being Released in the US As Part of Bumblebee Themed SDCC Exclusive (1967594)
Posted by ScottyP on June 29th, 2018 @ 12:46pm CDT
Awesome. Just awesome.

I guess there's an extra Bumblebee in this set, whatevs.

Would love to see more of these G1 cassettes like this, especially the other two molds as well as Zaur (or whoever) in the original colors - but also Dairu in a matching clear maybe? Either way, I think fans have a bigger appetite for oddball Deployer recolors than Hasbro realizes. Stick those in a blind box assortment and watch a Transformers blind box assortment actually sell for once ;)
Re: Japan Exclusive G1 Dino Casettes Being Released in the US As Part of Bumblebee Themed SDCC Exclusive (1967611)
Posted by fruityrobo on June 29th, 2018 @ 1:15pm CDT
it says volume 1. this makes me wonder if there will be a volume 2.
also it reminds me of Guardians of the Galaxy. and while you are here, whats your favorite song from the soundtrack. could be from either the first one or the second one
Re: Japan Exclusive G1 Dino Casettes Being Released in the US As Part of Bumblebee Themed SDCC Exclusive (1967618)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on June 29th, 2018 @ 2:05pm CDT
I wonder, will these cassette bots (although one is reassigned as a "con"), be featured in the Bumblebee movie?
Re: Japan Exclusive G1 Dino Casettes Being Released in the US As Part of Bumblebee Themed SDCC Exclusive (1967619)
Posted by Emerje on June 29th, 2018 @ 2:18pm CDT
MegaX Master wrote:Could those be the code-named Greaser Gang, Techie Team, Jock Squad and Toilet Troop?

I think you might be right, though that would also mean these are going to be shared with Amazon, too. As soon as I saw "Retro Rock Garage" on the box I instantly thought Greaser Gang. Could it be that the other four will contain Graphy and Noise, Grand Slam and Raindance, and Beastbox and Squawktalk?

Who knew these molds were even still viable? What the heck, why didn't you reissue these years ago, Takara Tomy? And finally do the Seacons in the right colors while you're at it!

Emerje
Re: Japan Exclusive G1 Dino Casettes Being Released in the US As Part of Bumblebee Themed SDCC Exclusive (1967620)
Posted by Munkky on June 29th, 2018 @ 2:23pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:I wonder, will these cassette bots (although one is reassigned as a "con"), be featured in the Bumblebee movie?

At the very most, I'm guessing their colour schemes will be based on cassettes from the movie, but I don't think we'll see Uruaz and Dairu themselves.

Lucky Logician wrote:Bumblebee has finally fallen so low that they have to pack in other exclusives to get people to buy him. The oversaturation is real.

I don't know what it's like elsewhere, but there are little to no Bumblebees left in any toy store where I live. The only Bumblebee figure still shelfwarming is the TLK one-step changer (and even then he's outnumbered by Grimlock), all the others are gone. There are plenty of Twinfernos, Hot Rods, Grimlocks, Soundwaves and even Megatrons, but not many Bumblebees. So as much as we all hate him, I'd take that as a small indicator that Bumblebee toys do sell.
Re: Japan Exclusive G1 Dino Casettes Being Released in the US As Part of Bumblebee Themed SDCC Exclusive (1967621)
Posted by Flashwave on June 29th, 2018 @ 2:25pm CDT
Welp, we called it on the Pidcast that SDCC woyld get a Bumblebee, although nit THAT Bumblebee.

And Cassettes? I wat those. I wount go through the hassle of SDCC exckusives to get them, so I probably wot ever own them, but I want them.
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