New Stock Photos of Japanese Classics figures
Thursday, January 17th, 2008 9:38PM CSTCategory: Toy News
Posted by: i_amtrunks Views: 26,556
Amazon.co.jp have added listings for all the Japanese Classics figures, showing us our first good look at Starscream and Mirage:
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Posted by tech348 on January 17th, 2008 @ 9:47pm CST
Posted by Tekka on January 17th, 2008 @ 9:51pm CST
I'm very glad I ordered him, and the others too.
Posted by trent hughes on January 17th, 2008 @ 9:53pm CST
Posted by Liege Evilmus on January 17th, 2008 @ 9:54pm CST
Otherwise, I don't see them worth the import prices, or do I
Posted by Professor Smooth on January 17th, 2008 @ 10:15pm CST
Posted by Liege Evilmus on January 17th, 2008 @ 10:17pm CST
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 17th, 2008 @ 10:27pm CST
Posted by UltraPrimal on January 17th, 2008 @ 10:28pm CST
I don't think I'll be getting any of them. Not even Megatron, unless I see him for cheap at a convention. Though if they do release a Sunstorm or Nemesis Prime, a character that hasn't been done over here, I'll pick it up.
As for the BotCon question, I don't think we'll see a Japanese Classics Thundercracker, or the other Seeker exclusives. A lot of fans(and scalpers) would be really upset if they did that.
Posted by Diem on January 17th, 2008 @ 10:34pm CST
Posted by Nekoman on January 17th, 2008 @ 10:35pm CST
Posted by Tekka on January 17th, 2008 @ 10:36pm CST
Posted by rob_charb on January 17th, 2008 @ 10:46pm CST
Hopefully, my local hobby shop guy will follow his current trend of getting Japanese TFs so I can get a couple of these guys.
Posted by ShGarland_1383 on January 17th, 2008 @ 10:53pm CST
Professor Smooth wrote:I immediately regret my decision to import the Classics line. I bought the first wave when I was in the US in 2006. If I'd have known that we were getting far superior versions, I wouldn't have bothered.
Matter of opinion. I'm probably going to get this (better) version of Megatron when it's available on action-hq; beyond that I'm happy with my collection.
trent hughes wrote:Is Japan honor bound to the Botcon repaint code?
Sadly, I would think that Botcon exclusives would be the same for Japan as the G1-deco Movie Arcee is for us... I'd love to get my hands on Thrust though.
Megatron_Wolf wrote:I must have that Megatron! Why didnt hasbro do that? How much are these things anyway?
The following list is what action-hq.com has posted for their pre-order listings.
Classics C-01 Convoy
Classics C-02 Megatron
Classics C-03 Bumblebee
Classics C-04 Starscream
Classics C-05 Grimlock
Classics C-06 Rijie ( Mirage )
Posted by Nemesis Cyberplex on January 17th, 2008 @ 10:58pm CST
Cybertron Excellion......it was Hasbro's answer to fans who saw an exclusive version of Galaxy Force Excellion that was repainted to look like Hot Rod. Was not identical to the GF exclusive of Excellion, so therefore did not breach any rights, & we still got a Hot Rod colored Excellion figure...of sorts(a bit too much gray in robot mode for my taste).Diem wrote:Why shouldn't we get the Botcon exclusives? It's quite a hike from Japan to botcon, you know?
That being said, I don't see why they couldn't so long as they weren't identical to the Botcon ones. Only problem then is since the Botcon figures were meant to be more designed to look identical to their G1 counterparts, deviating from that to avoid legal problems would make the other seekers look off next to the others, since Takara is doing the same as Botcon & painting their classics too look more like their G1 counterparts.
Posted by Liege Evilmus on January 17th, 2008 @ 11:04pm CST
Glad I got a buddy in Taiwan if they do!!!!
Posted by Diem on January 17th, 2008 @ 11:11pm CST
Posted by First-Aid on January 17th, 2008 @ 11:15pm CST
Posted by Craven Knight on January 17th, 2008 @ 11:40pm CST
The Grimlock and Mirage look better but I've go the originals so I'll pass.
I wouldn't be surprised if Japan gets a Yellow Seeker repaint, they're as gay for Sunstorm as the rest of us. The BotCon Seeker's as much as I'd love'em I don't think they're likely, figures crossed though
Posted by Sunstar on January 17th, 2008 @ 11:44pm CST
Posted by kirbenvost on January 18th, 2008 @ 12:01am CST