Million Publishing Transformers Generations 2012 Announced

Million Publishing Transformers Generations 2012 Announced

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 6:17pm CDT

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We have uncovered a couple of preorders for the Japanese Transformers Generations 2012 book by Million Publishing.

These preorders can be viewed at Amazon Japan and Ami Ami. We have no information as yet of what if any exclusive figure offer that might come with the book.

The description on the Ami Ami order page gives us a little detail about what the book covers courtesy of Google translation.

  • Japan finally landed! Full CG animation feature large "Transformers Prime" latest
  • Masterpiece, and Revoltech, · · ·! Thoroughly research the latest items in 2012
    overseas edition toys from all public!
  • "Transformers / Dark Side Moon"
    development literature that appeared Transformers toys, mail order magazine interview designers valuable
  • ! ? [Appendix] 1. Special double-sided poster and highly material 2. "Gaiden Super God Masterforce Pretender - Transformers" comics to draw down the full


This book is scheduled to be released around April 17 or 18.

Credit(s): Amazon Japan, Ami Ami


This article was last modified on Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 6:24pm CDT

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Re: Million Publishing Transformers Generations 2012 Announced (1361366)
Posted by triKlops on March 22nd, 2012 @ 8:34pm CDT
nice, looking forward to getting my hands on this new book
Re: Million Publishing Transformers Generations 2012 Announced (1361375)
Posted by Mkall on March 22nd, 2012 @ 9:17pm CDT
I wonder if there will be another exclusive associated with this book. I hope so
Re: Million Publishing Transformers Generations 2012 Announced (1361421)
Posted by zonnel2 on March 23rd, 2012 @ 1:25am CDT
Thanks for the tip.
FYI, here's a refined translation of the contents:

*Finally arrived on Japan! All-new 3D CG animated series 'TRANSFORMERS PRIME' cover story
*Brand new releases for year 2012 including Masterpieces, Revoltech, and so on
*Full catalogue for overseas(i.e. 'outside japan') exclusive toys of 'TRANSFORMERS / DARK OF THE MOON' movie
*Precious archival materials for classic toy development, interviews with toy designers, and mail order service for a certain famous character!

Bounses:
1. Double-sided special poster
2. Exclusive mini comic 'TRANSFORMERS CHOJIN MASTERFORCE : PRETENDER SIDE STORY'

Enjoy! :D
Re: Million Publishing Transformers Generations 2012 Announced (1361453)
Posted by daimchoc on March 23rd, 2012 @ 5:00am CDT
Here's the direct link over to Amiami's own website: http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail ... agecnt%3D1
Re: Million Publishing Transformers Generations 2012 Announced (1369656)
Posted by El Duque on April 16th, 2012 @ 8:46am CDT
Million Publishing have posted a few preview images from their upcoming Transformers Generations 2012 book. This of course being the book that comes with the mail-away certificate to acquire Artfire. This volume will feature Transformers Prime, Revoltech, Masterpiece, DOTM, designer interviews, and a Super God Masterforce Pretender comic, and more.

The preview images are mirrored below.


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Re: Million Publishing Transformers Generations 2012 Announced (1369660)
Posted by Seibertron on April 16th, 2012 @ 9:06am CDT
Waitasec ... it has Manga in it? And Manga of Hasbro exclusive Pretender Transformers that Takara never released in Japan? Hmm ...
Re: Million Publishing Transformers Generations 2012 Announced (1369662)
Posted by Prime Evil on April 16th, 2012 @ 9:12am CDT
I kinda want that t-shirt. :-?
Re: Million Publishing Transformers Generations 2012 Announced (1369667)
Posted by 1337W422102 on April 16th, 2012 @ 9:33am CDT
I hope they mean "Hero is Inside" on that first page.
Re: Million Publishing Transformers Generations 2012 Announced (1369674)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 16th, 2012 @ 10:17am CDT
Seibertron wrote:Waitasec ... it has Manga in it? And Manga of Hasbro exclusive Pretender Transformers that Takara never released in Japan? Hmm ...
Well, the previous books had manga in them. 2009 for Henkei! Henkei!, and both 2010 and 2011 for United.

As for all these Pretenders, I'm guessing the story will somehow involve United Thunderwing (since he was seen in the foreshadowing end of the 2011 manga story), and they just threw in these guys to enhance the amount of Pretender characters so thunderwing would fit better. Maybe.

Though, the e-Hobby G1 manga issues that came with MP-1B Convoy Black Ver. and MP-3G Starscream Ghost Version both featured Splashdown, who also wasn't sold in Japan. And the one with MP-1B also had Waverider instead of Diver (I know that the two look alike, but the author specified that this was the American Waverider character instead of the Japanese Diver character).
Re: Million Publishing Transformers Generations 2012 Announced (1369676)
Posted by Seibertron on April 16th, 2012 @ 10:22am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:Waitasec ... it has Manga in it? And Manga of Hasbro exclusive Pretender Transformers that Takara never released in Japan? Hmm ...
Well, the previous books had manga in them. 2009 for Henkei! Henkei!, and both 2010 and 2011 for United.

As for all these Pretenders, I'm guessing the story will somehow involve United Thunderwing (since he was seen in the foreshadowing end of the 2001 manga story), and they just threw in these guys to enhance the amount of Pretender characters so thunderwing would fit better. Maybe.

Though, the e-Hobby G1 manga issues that came with MP-1B Convoy Black Ver. and MP-3G Starscream Ghost Version both featured Splashdown, who also wasn't sold in Japan. And the one with MP-1B also had Waverider instead of Diver (I know that the two look alike, but the author specified that this was the American Waverider character instead of the Japanese Diver character).


Splashdown was sold in Japan, unless I'm misunderstanding you.
Re: Million Publishing Transformers Generations 2012 Announced (1369681)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 16th, 2012 @ 10:27am CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:Waitasec ... it has Manga in it? And Manga of Hasbro exclusive Pretender Transformers that Takara never released in Japan? Hmm ...
Well, the previous books had manga in them. 2009 for Henkei! Henkei!, and both 2010 and 2011 for United.

As for all these Pretenders, I'm guessing the story will somehow involve United Thunderwing (since he was seen in the foreshadowing end of the 2011 manga story), and they just threw in these guys to enhance the amount of Pretender characters so thunderwing would fit better. Maybe.

Though, the e-Hobby G1 manga issues that came with MP-1B Convoy Black Ver. and MP-3G Starscream Ghost Version both featured Splashdown, who also wasn't sold in Japan. And the one with MP-1B also had Waverider instead of Diver (I know that the two look alike, but the author specified that this was the American Waverider character instead of the Japanese Diver character).


Splashdown was sold in Japan, unless I'm misunderstanding you.
Splashdown was an American toy Japan never got, yet the author put him in two Japanese manga issues e-Hobby sold with two Masterpieces.

Japan got the following 1988 Pretenders:
Metalhawk
Lander (Landmine's toy, mail order figure for them)
Diver (Waverider's toy)
Phoenix (Cloudburst's toy)
Grand Maximus
Blood (Bomb-Burst's toy)
Dauros (Skullgrin's toy)
Gilmer (Submarauder's toy)


Also, I made a typo. :oops: "2001" should be "2011". My bad. :oops:
Re: Million Publishing Transformers Generations 2012 Announced (1369690)
Posted by Seibertron on April 16th, 2012 @ 11:11am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:Waitasec ... it has Manga in it? And Manga of Hasbro exclusive Pretender Transformers that Takara never released in Japan? Hmm ...
Well, the previous books had manga in them. 2009 for Henkei! Henkei!, and both 2010 and 2011 for United.

As for all these Pretenders, I'm guessing the story will somehow involve United Thunderwing (since he was seen in the foreshadowing end of the 2011 manga story), and they just threw in these guys to enhance the amount of Pretender characters so thunderwing would fit better. Maybe.

Though, the e-Hobby G1 manga issues that came with MP-1B Convoy Black Ver. and MP-3G Starscream Ghost Version both featured Splashdown, who also wasn't sold in Japan. And the one with MP-1B also had Waverider instead of Diver (I know that the two look alike, but the author specified that this was the American Waverider character instead of the Japanese Diver character).


Splashdown was sold in Japan, unless I'm misunderstanding you.
Splashdown was an American toy Japan never got, yet the author put him in two Japanese manga issues e-Hobby sold with two Masterpieces.

Japan got the following 1988 Pretenders:
Metalhawk
Lander (Landmine's toy, mail order figure for them)
Diver (Waverider's toy)
Phoenix (Cloudburst's toy)
Grand Maximus
Blood (Bomb-Burst's toy)
Dauros (Skullgrin's toy)
Gilmer (Submarauder's toy)


Also, I made a typo. :oops: "2001" should be "2011". My bad. :oops:


I read Splashdown, but was thinking Powermaster Slapdash. I own all of the Japanese Pretenders that you mentioned.
Re: Million Publishing Transformers Generations 2012 Announced (1369693)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 16th, 2012 @ 11:19am CDT
Seibertron wrote:I read Splashdown, but was thinking Powermaster Slapdash.
Ah, okay. I've done that a few times myself with Soundwave/Shockwave in the past. :oops:

So, yeah, I guess Japan isn't above using U.S.-only characters in their fiction.

What's kinda funny is that something like this happened in TF: Energon. While Energon Six Shot was a main character in the last few episodes of that show (which was made in Japan), he somehow never got a Japanese toy release. Go figure. :P
Re: Million Publishing Transformers Generations 2012 Announced (1369844)
Posted by Stormrider on April 16th, 2012 @ 6:02pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:Waitasec ... it has Manga in it? And Manga of Hasbro exclusive Pretender Transformers that Takara never released in Japan? Hmm ...


I wonder if it foreshadowing more Pretender releases....

Looks like there is a shirt to order.

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