"ROTF" Hasbro / TakaraTomy Toy Comparison Pics

"ROTF" Hasbro / TakaraTomy Toy Comparison Pics

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 12:00pm CDT

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Ebay user Yayabeee has posted some comparison images of Hasbro's and TakaraTomy's versions of Breakaway and Sideways. The Japanese versions appear to have darker color schemes. Whose version do you like better? Check out some of the images below:

"ROTF" Hasbro/TakaraTomy Toy Comparison Pics
"ROTF" Hasbro/TakaraTomy Toy Comparison Pics
"ROTF" Hasbro/TakaraTomy Toy Comparison Pics
"ROTF" Hasbro/TakaraTomy Toy Comparison Pics
"ROTF" Hasbro/TakaraTomy Toy Comparison Pics
"ROTF" Hasbro/TakaraTomy Toy Comparison Pics
"ROTF" Hasbro/TakaraTomy Toy Comparison Pics
"ROTF" Hasbro/TakaraTomy Toy Comparison Pics

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Re: "ROTF" Hasbro / TakaraTomy Toy Comparison Pics (913113)
Posted by karellan on April 21st, 2009 @ 12:16pm CDT
Wow, I just noticed that Sideways has some itty-bitty feet.
Re: "ROTF" Hasbro / TakaraTomy Toy Comparison Pics (913114)
Posted by typh0id on April 21st, 2009 @ 12:22pm CDT
karellan wrote:Wow, I just noticed that Sideways has some itty-bitty feet.


Haha I was jsut about to say that exact same thing:P

But yeah, my opinion of which is better will ultimately be based on which is more accurate to the movie...

Although, even if for some reason the takara ones are more accurate, there's no way in hell I'd bother with the extra money and effort required to get them imported...

So I guess it doesn't really matter because I'll be buying locally either way...
Re: "ROTF" Hasbro / TakaraTomy Toy Comparison Pics (913117)
Posted by T-Macksimus on April 21st, 2009 @ 12:28pm CDT
I definitely have to go with the darker color schemes. I also think someone needs to be more on top of random drug testing policies within the companies. Even my kids were wondering what the hell was up with Breakaways' design. So far Sideways is not impressing me much either. Paint job is o.k. but overall toy design is lacking and even my 10 year old found it rather boring looking. If it were just me I'd say it was no big deal but when kids find the figure designs piss-poor and disinteresting then we know Hasbro/Takara is going to have some trouble selling these. So far, Devastator and a handfull of deluxes are the only thing the new movie line has a chance of staying afloat with.
Re: "ROTF" Hasbro / TakaraTomy Toy Comparison Pics (913119)
Posted by rpetras on April 21st, 2009 @ 12:37pm CDT
I prefer the darker colors on the jet and the lighter on the car.

But, I'm also not willing to import these, so it doesn't really matter.

Does anyone else think Sideways would make a cool repaint into Insecticon Kickback?
Re: "ROTF" Hasbro / TakaraTomy Toy Comparison Pics (913122)
Posted by DavidT on April 21st, 2009 @ 12:44pm CDT
Well if the prices here in America keep going up on Transformers, then some us might as well import the Japanese versions if we like them better. I know I'm probably gonna get mine through BigBadToyStore.com

Of course I will decide on which of the 2 versions is more movie accurate.


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Re: "ROTF" Hasbro / TakaraTomy Toy Comparison Pics (913129)
Posted by Narc on April 21st, 2009 @ 12:57pm CDT
My money is on Takara... if I had any. :grin:
Re: "ROTF" Hasbro / TakaraTomy Toy Comparison Pics (913132)
Posted by Serpent O - R on April 21st, 2009 @ 1:00pm CDT
rpetras wrote:Does anyone else think Sideways would make a cool repaint into Insecticon Kickback?


Yeah, yeah he would. I think you just sold me my first Bay-former. Congrats!

Now if I can find molds that remind me of Bombshell and Shrapnel...

[edit- movie Bonecrusher for Bombshell...]
[edit 2- movie 2 Rampage for Shrapnel...]
Re: "ROTF" Hasbro / TakaraTomy Toy Comparison Pics (913133)
Posted by King Henrik on April 21st, 2009 @ 1:02pm CDT
i think i'm finally realizing i just don't like the way movie figures look... there's just too much going on with their "body parts".

sure they look super cool on the big screen but all those gears and tubes don't translate well into plastic... i mean seriously what is going on with that weird lump of red that is supposed to be sideways torso?
Re: "ROTF" Hasbro / TakaraTomy Toy Comparison Pics (913137)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on April 21st, 2009 @ 1:17pm CDT
I like the Hasbro Sideways better and i dont like either version of Breakaway. The figure would be great but the head is in such a retarded spot. As for the color schemes though they both look ok.
Re: "ROTF" Hasbro / TakaraTomy Toy Comparison Pics (913157)
Posted by sideswipe_95 on April 21st, 2009 @ 1:50pm CDT
I like Takara version thn the American one :)
Re: "ROTF" Hasbro / TakaraTomy Toy Comparison Pics (913185)
Posted by Rated X on April 21st, 2009 @ 2:38pm CDT
The jet is dope but whats up with these lightning bolt camoflauge graphics ??? They screwed up starscream with the same stuff ??? Who thought it would look "cool" ???

Sideways is a waste of plastic but I agree with the dude that says he looks like G1 Kickback...
Re: "ROTF" Hasbro / TakaraTomy Toy Comparison Pics (913201)
Posted by Zeds on April 21st, 2009 @ 3:34pm CDT
karellan wrote:Wow, I just noticed that Sideways has some itty-bitty feet.


Took the words out of my mouth. Because of that he looks disporportional. One of the few figures I was looking forward to. Now no more.

I prefer the darker JPN colour scheme.
Re: "ROTF" Hasbro / TakaraTomy Toy Comparison Pics (913240)
Posted by starfish on April 21st, 2009 @ 4:58pm CDT
Aaarrrrgh! Say it isn't so, Takara!

It was bad enough with the first movie - Japan had many alternative versions for the first movie as well - Incinerator, Landmine and 77 Bumblebee being the most obvious.

Hell, I even had to buy the first wave of Real Gears twice, because in Japan the decals were different!

As a movie-line completist, it's bad enough having to spend big money on exclusives like a gold Bumblebee, pink Arcee or a pink Starscream, without the standard Japanese releases being different as well.

At least we have great sites like Seibertron on the case to ensure we find all the variants, because without the web I'd have no idea of some of this stuff.

I need a lie down now before my head explodes.
Re: "ROTF" Hasbro / TakaraTomy Toy Comparison Pics (913262)
Posted by fenrir72 on April 21st, 2009 @ 6:36pm CDT
Not worth the time and effort to import.
Re: "ROTF" Hasbro / TakaraTomy Toy Comparison Pics (913416)
Posted by Warbreaker on April 22nd, 2009 @ 2:13am CDT
Darker colour tones FTW, though it isn't stopping Breakaway's awkwardly-placed noggin from looking like Wall-E's. Sideways is a pretty okay figure although his tiny feet creepily remind me of the old chinese practice of foot-binding, I'll keep an eye out for the Takara version. Thank goodness I'm so close to Japan to warrant the japanese version's price to be fairly similar to standard retail.
Re: "ROTF" Hasbro / TakaraTomy Toy Comparison Pics (913676)
Posted by Kibble on April 22nd, 2009 @ 7:38pm CDT
Neither color scheme really helps the plane figure's cause... Don't really have much of a preference for the car; both are okay.

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