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New Images of Takara Animated Jetstorm, Jetfire, Skywarp, Activators Thundercracker and Soundblaster

Transformers News: New Images of Takara Animated Jetstorm, Jetfire, Skywarp, Activators Thundercracker and Soundblaster

Monday, May 24th, 2010 4:54AM CDT

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The official Takara Transformers Animated website has been updated with five Animated figures, all to be released next month. They are the twin Autobot Elite Guard fighter jets, Jetstorm and Jetfire. On the Decepticon side there's Skywarp, and in the smaller Activators scale, Thundercracker. Takara's first original repaint starts here, as we see Activators Soundblaster, which is Activators Soundwave with Electrostatic Soundwave colors. For the other four Takara figures, differences to their Hasbro predecessors are scarce. Check out each character's product page and images below.

TA-21 Jetfire
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TA-22 Jetstorm
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TA-23 Skywarp
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Activators Thundercracker
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Activators Soundblaster
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Re: New Images of Takara Animated Jetstorm, Jetfire, Skywarp, Activators Thundercracker and Soundblaster (1078005)
Posted by Diem on May 24th, 2010 @ 5:18am CDT
Interestingly, Jetstorm and Jetfire are seemingly going to be sold as Deluxes packaged separately.
Re: New Images of Takara Animated Jetstorm, Jetfire, Skywarp, Activators Thundercracker and Soundblaster (1078010)
Posted by It Is Him on May 24th, 2010 @ 5:22am CDT
OK, I preordered Soundblaster on BBTS. This is exactly what I expected.
Re: New Images of Takara Animated Jetstorm, Jetfire, Skywarp, Activators Thundercracker and Soundblaster (1078018)
Posted by joesaysso on May 24th, 2010 @ 5:56am CDT
Skywarp looks pretty bad a-double snakes. Hasbro version maybe a bit more show accurate which is a plus and the Tak version looks more G1-esque. Is it just me or does Takara do a signicantly better job with the decos than Hasbro? I already have a regular Animated Skywarp plus my own re-painted G1 Animated Skywarp. Do I really need another one? I'll have to see bigger pics but for now I'm impressed.
Re: New Images of Takara Animated Jetstorm, Jetfire, Skywarp, Activators Thundercracker and Soundblaster (1078038)
Posted by HighPrime on May 24th, 2010 @ 7:03am CDT
joesaysso wrote:Skywarp looks pretty bad a-double snakes. Hasbro version maybe a bit more show accurate which is a plus and the Tak version looks more G1-esque. Is it just me or does Takara do a signicantly better job with the decos than Hasbro? I already have a regular Animated Skywarp plus my own re-painted G1 Animated Skywarp. Do I really need another one? I'll have to see bigger pics but for now I'm impressed.



There's no question Hasbro's are more show accurate. Takara's are more 'G1' accurate. Normally, Takara arguably does produce better paint apps than Hasbro (IMO). If you're looking for show accuracy, however, Hasbro is truer to form (with the exception of the faction symbols, I believe). All a matter of taste and whether it's worth paying 2-3x the cost of the Hasbro versions.
Re: New Images of Takara Animated Jetstorm, Jetfire, Skywarp, Activators Thundercracker and Soundblaster (1078040)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on May 24th, 2010 @ 7:05am CDT
Diem wrote:Interestingly, Jetstorm and Jetfire are seemingly going to be sold as Deluxes packaged separately.


Didn't they do that with a lot of Combiners, though? Like Magnaboss and Tripledacus?
Re: New Images of Takara Animated Jetstorm, Jetfire, Skywarp, Activators Thundercracker and Soundblaster (1078044)
Posted by Diem on May 24th, 2010 @ 7:14am CDT
Razorclaw0000 wrote:
Diem wrote:Interestingly, Jetstorm and Jetfire are seemingly going to be sold as Deluxes packaged separately.


Didn't they do that with a lot of Combiners, though? Like Magnaboss and Tripledacus?

To be frank, the twins don't seem large enough to qualify as deluxes. It'll be interesting to see how well these guys sell...
Re: New Images of Takara Animated Jetstorm, Jetfire, Skywarp, Activators Thundercracker and Soundblaster (1078049)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on May 24th, 2010 @ 7:27am CDT
Diem wrote:
Razorclaw0000 wrote:
Diem wrote:Interestingly, Jetstorm and Jetfire are seemingly going to be sold as Deluxes packaged separately.


Didn't they do that with a lot of Combiners, though? Like Magnaboss and Tripledacus?

To be frank, the twins don't seem large enough to qualify as deluxes. It'll be interesting to see how well these guys sell...


True.
Re: New Images of Takara Animated Jetstorm, Jetfire, Skywarp, Activators Thundercracker and Soundblaster (1078055)
Posted by Jenus on May 24th, 2010 @ 7:38am CDT
I would definitely like to order this version of Skywarp but I already have the Hasbro version and I really shouldn't be wasting money on a transformer I already have just because one looks better than the other, just need to get one version and stick with it.
Re: New Images of Takara Animated Jetstorm, Jetfire, Skywarp, Activators Thundercracker and Soundblaster (1078063)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 24th, 2010 @ 8:21am CDT
Razorclaw0000 wrote:
Diem wrote:Interestingly, Jetstorm and Jetfire are seemingly going to be sold as Deluxes packaged separately.


Didn't they do that with a lot of Combiners, though? Like Magnaboss and Tripledacus?


Combiners are usually sold together and individually, the exception being Superlink. It's not limited to Transformers, either. In any case, the twins will also be sold together as Set G.

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