New Galleries: Takara Tomy Generations Legends 2-Packs
Monday, February 24th, 2014 12:03pm CSTCategories: Site News, Toy News
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Posted by Blackstreak on February 24th, 2014 @ 12:53pm CST
Posted by Razieon on February 24th, 2014 @ 2:27pm CST
Takara/Tomy does a way better job on their paint applications than Hasbro.
Definitely, but they also cost a butt load more, which is unfortunate.
Posted by Seibertron on February 24th, 2014 @ 2:31pm CST
Posted by Banjo-Tron on February 24th, 2014 @ 2:39pm CST
Posted by dragons on February 24th, 2014 @ 2:42pm CST
Posted by Sabrblade on February 24th, 2014 @ 4:33pm CST
Hasbro Starscream also looks better since his deco matches the design that his toy was based on, whereas Takara's goes the uncreative route of just recycling the old slavish G1 deco.dragons wrote:Hasbro megatron looks better mainly for for origin look evey other bot takra has the win I don't buy legends don't bother much
Posted by Optimizzy on February 25th, 2014 @ 8:48am CST
Posted by Sabrblade on February 25th, 2014 @ 10:25am CST
I guess, in this case, it would mostly depend on what sort of things you feel are must haves. We all have our differing views about "must haves", so what sort of things do you see as a must have?Optimizzy wrote:Honestly, I've never seen something made exclusive to Takara/Tomy that I just had to have. Same goes for these. The paint looks nice but really, but not for me. Which is what is usually the case. I've rarely seen anything exclusive to Japan that I thought I just HAD to have. I'm just not on the Takara/Tomy is better than Hasbro boat. While I see the paint apps are better, they are also not toys really. If the stickers come off and the paint chips for the prices they charge I don't want them. Of course, theses are geared towards the collectors market I'm guessing so that is a lot of it.
Posted by SentinelA on February 26th, 2014 @ 11:19am CST
Posted by LordTwann on March 7th, 2014 @ 10:09am CST
Posted by Sabrblade on March 7th, 2014 @ 10:13am CST
If they ever do release Skids, that is. Thus far, the Japanese Generations lineup has gone from Sandstorm to Waspinator to Rhinox to the Mini-Con Assault Team to Armada Starscream, skipping over a bunch of figures Hasbro released and this isn't the first time this has happened (Takara skipped the FOC Wreckers, for instance).LordTwann wrote:I've never picked up any if the takara variants since they're so much more expensive. But I'm trying to patiently wait for their variant on Skids. I think with what he's going for on eBay the Takara version will end up being cheaper and there's been no word on if there will be more of that wave coming.
Posted by LordTwann on March 8th, 2014 @ 7:30pm CST
Posted by Autobot032 on March 23rd, 2014 @ 10:47pm CDT
As always, we provide comparison pictures between the various US/Japanese versions, so you can see which one is right for you. The pictures below are your gateway to the full galleries, you can click on any under each heading to be taken to that figure's gallery.
So, without further ado, click away!
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Posted by NassaDane on March 24th, 2014 @ 12:21am CDT
Posted by shajaki on March 24th, 2014 @ 10:22am CDT
however i wasnt aware how nice takaras voyager versions were. im just not a fan of the voyager mold, its just to big. and i really do give them props for attempting on the data discs, but ultimately they were a fail.
Posted by Va'al on March 27th, 2014 @ 11:58am CDT
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Posted by Sabrblade on March 27th, 2014 @ 12:43pm CDT
Posted by Noideaforaname on March 27th, 2014 @ 1:12pm CDT
Posted by T-Macksimus on March 27th, 2014 @ 1:22pm CDT
Posted by Seibertron on March 27th, 2014 @ 2:00pm CDT
T-Macksimus wrote:I just can't help but walk away from a gallery of a Takara Transformer thinking "Hasbro, you cheap bastards!" Happens almost every single time. That Thundercracker looks amazing. I would love to get an entire Seeker set from Takara but I just can't stand what they did to Skywarp. 'Scream and T-Cracker look amazing but I'm not thrilled with 'Warp so the set would just bug me. While I may covet this version of Thundercracker, it isn't so far removed from the version I have that I can't live with mine but I do have to applaud this one. It's amazing.
While Takara Tomy has done some nice variations with Transformers than the Hasbro counterparts, I find myself preferring the Hasbro versions usually ... probably mostly because of cost. I own most Takara Transformers products that have been released since 2006. I find that the quality control problems that people experience with Hasbro's Transformers products happen just as often, if not more due to extra paint apps, with Takara products. There are a few exceptions from time-to-time on both sides of the fence, but when cost is taken into consideration, Hasbro usually wins hands down with me.