Million Publishing Transformers Generations 2012 Preview Images

Million Publishing Transformers Generations 2012 Preview Images

Monday, April 16th, 2012 8:47am CDT

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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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Credit(s): Million Publishing


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Re: Million Publishing Transformers Generations 2012 Preview Images (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 Preview Images (1369662)
Posted by Prime Evil on April 16th, 2012 @ 9:12am CDT
I kinda want that t-shirt. :-?
Re: Million Publishing Transformers Generations 2012 Preview Images (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 Preview Images (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 Preview Images (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 Preview Images (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 Preview Images (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 Preview Images (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 Preview Images (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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