New Takara United In-Package Images: Axalon, Ark Unicron, Optimus Primal, & Beast Megatron

New Takara United In-Package Images: Axalon, Ark Unicron, Optimus Primal, & Beast Megatron

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 10:21pm CST

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Site sponsor Robotkingdom have updated their facebook page with new in-package images of their new Takara United arrivals: UN-28 Axalon, UN-29 Ark Unicron, UN-30 Optimus Primal, & UN-31 Beast Megatron. Interestingly, while all four are Deluxe class figures only Axalon comes carded with the other three boxed. All bear the "Limited Quantity" sticker that appeared on the previous United wave. These figures are scheduled to start shipping on the 25th. Check them out below!


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This article was last modified on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 12:16am CST

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Re: New Takara United In-Package Images: Axalon, Ark Unicron, Optimus Primal, & Beast Megatron (1350492)
Posted by Rated X on February 22nd, 2012 @ 10:28pm CST
Easy pass. Although Megatron might look good nent to Cindasaur and the original to make G2 Firecons.
Re: New Takara United In-Package Images: Axalon, Ark Unicron, Optimus Primal, & Beast Megatron (1350496)
Posted by DevastaTTor on February 22nd, 2012 @ 10:41pm CST
Seems a bit excessive to box single deluxe figures.
Re: New Takara United In-Package Images: Axalon, Ark Unicron, Optimus Primal, & Beast Megatron (1350497)
Posted by UltraPrimal on February 22nd, 2012 @ 10:41pm CST
I don't get it. Why is Axalon on a card, while the other 3 are in boxes, but they're all deluxes? :???:
Re: New Takara United In-Package Images: Axalon, Ark Unicron, Optimus Primal, & Beast Megatron (1350498)
Posted by Mkall on February 22nd, 2012 @ 11:09pm CST
UltraPrimal wrote:I don't get it. Why is Axalon on a card, while the other 3 are in boxes, but they're all deluxes? :???:

My theory is that with either their shape (BW Megs) or their accessories (BW Primal), they could not fit into TT's deluxe-sized packaging, and so they had to upgrade one size category.

I can't wait for Axalon, the others are passes to me.
Re: New Takara United In-Package Images: Axalon, Ark Unicron, Optimus Primal, & Beast Megatron (1350505)
Posted by Rated X on February 22nd, 2012 @ 11:16pm CST
The packaging isnt the only thing that is bigger...

Check out the prices...


http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... ers+united
Re: New Takara United In-Package Images: Axalon, Ark Unicron, Optimus Primal, & Beast Megatron (1350507)
Posted by DevastaTTor on February 22nd, 2012 @ 11:21pm CST
Rated X wrote:The packaging isnt the only thing that is bigger...

Check out the prices...


http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... ers+united

That makes no sense to me. They're freaking deluxe figures. Are fans paying for a voyager box now?
Re: New Takara United In-Package Images: Axalon, Ark Unicron, Optimus Primal, & Beast Megatron (1350509)
Posted by Screamfleet on February 22nd, 2012 @ 11:27pm CST
Axalon is interesting, wish he had a maximal symbol, not an autobot symbol, though I doubt I'll get him because his price will be too high for what he is.
Re: New Takara United In-Package Images: Axalon, Ark Unicron, Optimus Primal, & Beast Megatron (1350510)
Posted by Mkall on February 22nd, 2012 @ 11:48pm CST
DevastaTTor wrote:
Rated X wrote:The packaging isnt the only thing that is bigger...

Check out the prices...


http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... ers+united

That makes no sense to me. They're freaking deluxe figures. Are fans paying for a voyager box now?

They wouldn't fit in the deluxe packaging, thus Takara had to bump them up a category. We saw this coming a long ways away, I'm surprised people are surprised.
Re: New Takara United In-Package Images: Axalon, Ark Unicron, Optimus Primal, & Beast Megatron (1350511)
Posted by funklizard on February 22nd, 2012 @ 11:57pm CST
I think this is the first wave of United that has absolutely nothing of interest to me.

As there are interesting happenings elsewhere, I'm a bit grateful for that.
Re: New Takara United In-Package Images: Axalon, Ark Unicron, Optimus Primal, & Beast Megatron (1350513)
Posted by combiner711 on February 23rd, 2012 @ 12:09am CST
Im not surprised anymore to see an increased in price of Takara's product, they find collectors around the world are even ready to bite the expensive 3rd party product. >:oP
Re: New Takara United In-Package Images: Axalon, Ark Unicron, Optimus Primal, & Beast Megatron (1350515)
Posted by RhA on February 23rd, 2012 @ 12:37am CST
I never got Megatron the first time, so now will get that guy. The rest... Nah.
Re: New Takara United In-Package Images: Axalon, Ark Unicron, Optimus Primal, & Beast Megatron (1350520)
Posted by CrimsonPrime on February 23rd, 2012 @ 2:07am CST
50 dollars!? Christ...PASS !
Re: New Takara United In-Package Images: Axalon, Ark Unicron, Optimus Primal, & Beast Megatron (1350533)
Posted by fenrir72 on February 23rd, 2012 @ 4:15am CST
The Japanese versions are always expensive. Factoring the extra shipping(especially if you live in the continental United States.

Just imagine how much the CMs Gutto Kuro Minerva figure would cost?
Re: New Takara United In-Package Images: Axalon, Ark Unicron, Optimus Primal, & Beast Megatron (1350535)
Posted by Giant Purple Griffin on February 23rd, 2012 @ 4:30am CST
They actually use the word "gimmick" on the packaging--that's hilarious.
Re: New Takara United In-Package Images: Axalon, Ark Unicron, Optimus Primal, & Beast Megatron (1350537)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on February 23rd, 2012 @ 4:41am CST
all 4 are good molds but all ready own them, that megatron is nice though as is unicron but i dont need em.
Re: New Takara United In-Package Images: Axalon, Ark Unicron, Optimus Primal, & Beast Megatron (1350539)
Posted by DevastaTTor on February 23rd, 2012 @ 4:42am CST
Mkall wrote:
DevastaTTor wrote:
Rated X wrote:The packaging isnt the only thing that is bigger...

Check out the prices...


http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... ers+united

That makes no sense to me. They're freaking deluxe figures. Are fans paying for a voyager box now?

They wouldn't fit in the deluxe packaging, thus Takara had to bump them up a category. We saw this coming a long ways away, I'm surprised people are surprised.

Didn't Hasbro make them fit in deluxe packaging? I was never interested in these but remember them on a card.
Re: New Takara United In-Package Images: Axalon, Ark Unicron, Optimus Primal, & Beast Megatron (1350552)
Posted by Sodan-1 on February 23rd, 2012 @ 6:25am CST
Still can't figure the logic behind Unicron as the Ark, but I admit that action shot on the back of the box makes Optimus Primal a damn sight more appealing.

Still, I'll pass on all four.
Re: New Takara United In-Package Images: Axalon, Ark Unicron, Optimus Primal, & Beast Megatron (1350570)
Posted by Mkall on February 23rd, 2012 @ 8:24am CST
DevastaTTor wrote:
Mkall wrote:
DevastaTTor wrote:
Rated X wrote:The packaging isnt the only thing that is bigger...

Check out the prices...


http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... ers+united

That makes no sense to me. They're freaking deluxe figures. Are fans paying for a voyager box now?

They wouldn't fit in the deluxe packaging, thus Takara had to bump them up a category. We saw this coming a long ways away, I'm surprised people are surprised.

Didn't Hasbro make them fit in deluxe packaging? I was never interested in these but remember them on a card.

They were and did fit in the card BUT if you compare a deluxe of AEC to a deluxe of today you will notice that they are more bulky in size. The United packaging was made with the modern figs in mind.
Re: New Takara United In-Package Images: Axalon, Ark Unicron, Optimus Primal, & Beast Megatron (1350575)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on February 23rd, 2012 @ 8:38am CST
Well, that explains the price increase seen when the pre-orders went up. Primal and Beast Megatron are the only interesting ones, but if I can see the originals for cheaper I'd be all over it.
Re: New Takara United In-Package Images: Axalon, Ark Unicron, Optimus Primal, & Beast Megatron (1350576)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on February 23rd, 2012 @ 8:41am CST
Unicron was tempting, but not at this price!

It's REALLY stupid to have these guys marketed as voyages. What a rip off. Couldn't they have been packaged in robot mode?

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