Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Prime PP01 to PP09

Transformers News: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Prime PP01 to PP09

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Through a variety of sources, we have what may or may not be placeholder images (but probably not, given the actual finalised source) for Takara Tomy's take on the third part of the Prime Wars Trilogy toyline: Transformers Power of The Prime (the added 'the/za' is newly confirmed)! The images are found on both Amazon.co.jp and via the web page for Dengeki Hobby Magazine.

We're mirroring below what we have so far from the line, but it appears that the shift from Legends to its own line also carries a lack of differences in decoration between Hasbro and Takara Tomy's releases - at least given these initial looks. Check out the images below, spanning from PP-01 Micronus to PP-09 Optimus Prime, and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub discussion board!

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

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Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

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Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of Prime Thread

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Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Prime PP01 to PP09 (1925552)
Posted by kurthy on December 7th, 2017 @ 9:35am CST
Is there any difference between Hasbro and Takara this time?
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Prime PP01 to PP09 (1925553)
Posted by steals_your_goats on December 7th, 2017 @ 9:36am CST
Realistically I don't think we can be surprised that they're the same as the Hasbro ones. Disappointed, sure, but after we saw the prices not surprised.
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Prime PP01 to PP09 (1925554)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on December 7th, 2017 @ 9:43am CST
kurthy wrote:Is there any difference between Hasbro and Takara this time?


Packaging and import costs are all I can see. I'll be curious to see if Takara uses the prime master cards, I'm guessing no.
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Prime PP01 to PP09 (1925555)
Posted by kurthy on December 7th, 2017 @ 9:47am CST
Amiami is going to be severely disappointed in my purchases next year. Walmart and Target should be thrilled. [-(
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Prime PP01 to PP09 (1925556)
Posted by Black Hat on December 7th, 2017 @ 9:57am CST
I guess Rated X got his wish regarding Takara not being different from Hasbro.
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Prime PP01 to PP09 (1925558)
Posted by LevelRage on December 7th, 2017 @ 10:05am CST
Looks like Hot Rod's legs become Rodimus's arms, meaning some partsforming. A little unsuprised but kinda dissapointing.
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Prime PP01 to PP09 (1925560)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 7th, 2017 @ 10:21am CST
PO up at Amiami already

Roughly around $ 67.00 (Y 7560) with TAX for Optimus and Rodimus Leader class.

No TAX Y 5330 or about $ 47.00

As for the "final form" or the products looking differently from the domestic release, some of you are already jumping to conclusion! 8-}

More or less, the leader class will be released domestically by the end of the month. The Takara revs have at least 5 more months (May 2018) for their debut. Lot's of thing can still happen. Iirc, same thing for the previous releases, the Hb images will serve a space holders until the ACTUAL images of the products are released.

Doesn't bother me anyway so long as they are available (ebay has Optimus at around $87.00).
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Prime PP01 to PP09 (1925562)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on December 7th, 2017 @ 10:24am CST
fenrir72 wrote:PO up at Amiami already

Roughly around $ 67.00 (Y 7560) with TAX for Optimus and Rodimus Leader class. As for the "final form" or the products looking differently from the domestic release, some of you are already jumping to conclusion! 8-}

More or less, the leader class will be released domestically by the end of the month. The Takara revs have at least 5 more months (May 2018) for their debut. Lot's of thing can still happen. Iirc, same thing for the previous releases, the Hb images will serve a space holders until the ACTUAL images of the products are released.

Doesn't bother me anyway so long as they are available (ebay has Optimus at around $87.00).


Fenrir72 as the voice of reason!? Madness! :lol:
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Prime PP01 to PP09 (1925563)
Posted by xMXUx on December 7th, 2017 @ 10:28am CST
We got the same kinda pictures with Trypticon though and see how that turned out >:oP if this is really the way this line is to go, then I'm gonna save a whole lot of money next year
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Prime PP01 to PP09 (1925564)
Posted by steals_your_goats on December 7th, 2017 @ 10:29am CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:PO up at Amiami already

Roughly around $ 67.00 (Y 7560) with TAX for Optimus and Rodimus Leader class. As for the "final form" or the products looking differently from the domestic release, some of you are already jumping to conclusion! 8-}

More or less, the leader class will be released domestically by the end of the month. The Takara revs have at least 5 more months (May 2018) for their debut. Lot's of thing can still happen. Iirc, same thing for the previous releases, the Hb images will serve a space holders until the ACTUAL images of the products are released.

Doesn't bother me anyway so long as they are available (ebay has Optimus at around $87.00).


Fenrir72 as the voice of reason!? Madness! :lol:

More like the White Knight. When was the last time Takara used Hasbro products for their own stock images? These aren't the same pictures as the ones released by Hasbro, these are official Takara releases with different product shots. The only time I remember this happening is at toy shows but only after they've released stock photos of their products or in a case like Unite Warriors Defensor where they had one image of the Hasbro version with groove on it but even that was accompanied by pictures of their own version.
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Prime PP01 to PP09 (1925565)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 7th, 2017 @ 10:31am CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:PO up at Amiami already

Roughly around $ 67.00 (Y 7560) with TAX for Optimus and Rodimus Leader class. As for the "final form" or the products looking differently from the domestic release, some of you are already jumping to conclusion! 8-}

More or less, the leader class will be released domestically by the end of the month. The Takara revs have at least 5 more months (May 2018) for their debut. Lot's of thing can still happen. Iirc, same thing for the previous releases, the Hb images will serve a space holders until the ACTUAL images of the products are released.

Doesn't bother me anyway so long as they are available (ebay has Optimus at around $87.00).


Fenrir72 as the voice of reason!? Madness! :lol:


Madness? Who really is mad and who is sane? Buncha overgrown boys and gals (I think) arguing over anthropomorphic puzzle toys based on a 30 year old previously dead franchise adapted from an already dying franchise from its point o' origin which I fight to prevent fate from repeating itself by encouraging fans to BUY first PARTY!

Save Takara from bankruptcy! 8-}
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Prime PP01 to PP09 (1925566)
Posted by Mr.MicroMaster on December 7th, 2017 @ 10:36am CST
And suddenly the hopes of a thousand people were suddenly silenced.
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Prime PP01 to PP09 (1925571)
Posted by Rated X on December 7th, 2017 @ 11:08am CST
Black Hat wrote:I guess Rated X got his wish regarding Takara not being different from Hasbro.

Yes and no. My wish was for the cheaper Hasbro decos to be dropped in favor of more premium takara style decos. Not for Takara to start cheaping out. But as you get to the post sunbow era of G1, the deco differences between cartoon and toy accuray shrinks incredibly. That doesnt play well for Takaras normal business strategy. With optimus prime being the exception, what could takara really have done to make them different and ask more money? Maybe hydra and buster will end up getting their signature red paint, but what can they really do for the others? Maybe diaclone dinobots, although diaclone is not really Transformers cartoon wise. Just a shame we cant get a version of the poor mans MP-10 with blue fists and some silver paint. The good thing about this though is that us takara collectors will save tons of money this year. Cant complain about that. I dont give a crap about japanese boxes. 90% of them end up in the recycling bin.
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Prime PP01 to PP09 (1925574)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on December 7th, 2017 @ 11:17am CST
Here are my feelings on the matter:

1) 9 times out of 10, these are placeholder images of Hasbro product until Takara has their designs finalized. Trypticon was a (very big) exception to this rule this past year, but it may yet be a one-off event and not a developing trend. Things were business as usual right afterwards when Transformers Legends ended it's half-year hiatus. That is to say, we continued to get Legends products with altered (and in many instances, superior) paint jobs.

2) Even if Takara is going to make Power of the Prime (sic) a direct Hasbro import, yes, I'll be disappointed somewhat, but I'll also be a bit relieved. If Takara offers no differences in product whatsoever, I'll be happy to buy the Hasbro versions locally at a lower cost and months sooner as well.

3) Let's see what happens with a possible relaunch of the dormant Unite Warriors line. Takara may be concentrating more on that going forward, as a bulk of what is new and interesting in Hasbro's Power of the Primes line is very much a continuation of Combiner Wars (and therefore Unite Warriors). Takara's Power of the Prime line up may just be the few things that don't fit with the combiner motif, such as the Prime Masters/Pretenders, some legends scale figures, the leaders, and odd deluxes without a real combiner team, like Jazz. Most of what hasn't been announced yet for Takara's Power of the Prime line so far are Deluxes and especially Voyagers with obvious (combiner) team affiliations. I find it hard to imagine that Takara wouldn't at LEAST give their Dinobots blue eyes, if not red helmets for Slag and Swoop. What we have seen so far announced for Takara's version of PotP, as far as Hasbro decos go, is pretty good already (save for the stickers on the leader figures).
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Prime PP01 to PP09 (1925575)
Posted by shajaki on December 7th, 2017 @ 11:17am CST
fenrir72 wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:PO up at Amiami already

Roughly around $ 67.00 (Y 7560) with TAX for Optimus and Rodimus Leader class. As for the "final form" or the products looking differently from the domestic release, some of you are already jumping to conclusion! 8-}

More or less, the leader class will be released domestically by the end of the month. The Takara revs have at least 5 more months (May 2018) for their debut. Lot's of thing can still happen. Iirc, same thing for the previous releases, the Hb images will serve a space holders until the ACTUAL images of the products are released.

Doesn't bother me anyway so long as they are available (ebay has Optimus at around $87.00).


Fenrir72 as the voice of reason!? Madness! :lol:


Madness? Who really is mad and who is sane? Buncha overgrown boys and gals (I think) arguing over anthropomorphic puzzle toys based on a 30 year old previously dead franchise adapted from an already dying franchise from its point o' origin which I fight to prevent fate from repeating itself by encouraging fans to BUY first PARTY!

Save Takara from bankruptcy! 8-}
Aaaaand there it is >:oP
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Prime PP01 to PP09 (1925577)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on December 7th, 2017 @ 11:30am CST
Well, this explains why these aren't part of Legends. If this is real, then at most I expect Buster and Hydra to be changed to their proper red.
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Prime PP01 to PP09 (1925578)
Posted by Emerje on December 7th, 2017 @ 11:42am CST
steals_your_goats wrote:More like the White Knight. When was the last time Takara used Hasbro products for their own stock images? These aren't the same pictures as the ones released by Hasbro, these are official Takara releases with different product shots. The only time I remember this happening is at toy shows but only after they've released stock photos of their products or in a case like Unite Warriors Defensor where they had one image of the Hasbro version with groove on it but even that was accompanied by pictures of their own version.

These pictures come from Dengeki who often takes their own photos and are the ones we most often see using Hasbro's figures as stand ins. I'm not saying that's for sure the case, just that they have a history of doing so. I will point out that the article does mention "Legends class" and "Voyager class" which I'm pretty sure are terms unique to Hasbro so they may very well just be repackaging Hasbro figures.

Emerje
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Prime PP01 to PP09 (1925581)
Posted by steals_your_goats on December 7th, 2017 @ 11:47am CST
Emerje wrote:
steals_your_goats wrote:More like the White Knight. When was the last time Takara used Hasbro products for their own stock images? These aren't the same pictures as the ones released by Hasbro, these are official Takara releases with different product shots. The only time I remember this happening is at toy shows but only after they've released stock photos of their products or in a case like Unite Warriors Defensor where they had one image of the Hasbro version with groove on it but even that was accompanied by pictures of their own version.

These pictures come from Dengeki who often takes their own photos and are the ones we most often see using Hasbro's figures as stand ins. I'm not saying that's for sure the case, just that they have a history of doing so. I will point out that the article does mention "Legends class" and "Voyager class" which I'm pretty sure are terms unique to Hasbro so they may very well just be repackaging Hasbro figures.

Emerje


Out of curiosity do you know what the article says about the voyagers? I find it interesting that they would be mentioned even though they're not revealed yet.
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Prime PP01 to PP09 (1925585)
Posted by Cyberpath on December 7th, 2017 @ 12:04pm CST
Va'al wrote:


I don't get it.
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Prime PP01 to PP09 (1925586)
Posted by Emerje on December 7th, 2017 @ 12:04pm CST
steals_your_goats wrote:
Emerje wrote:
steals_your_goats wrote:More like the White Knight. When was the last time Takara used Hasbro products for their own stock images? These aren't the same pictures as the ones released by Hasbro, these are official Takara releases with different product shots. The only time I remember this happening is at toy shows but only after they've released stock photos of their products or in a case like Unite Warriors Defensor where they had one image of the Hasbro version with groove on it but even that was accompanied by pictures of their own version.

These pictures come from Dengeki who often takes their own photos and are the ones we most often see using Hasbro's figures as stand ins. I'm not saying that's for sure the case, just that they have a history of doing so. I will point out that the article does mention "Legends class" and "Voyager class" which I'm pretty sure are terms unique to Hasbro so they may very well just be repackaging Hasbro figures.

Emerje


Out of curiosity do you know what the article says about the voyagers? I find it interesting that they would be mentioned even though they're not revealed yet.

It just says that Jazz can be attached to them.

Rough Google Translation wrote:It is also possible to enjoy combined game with DX & Voyager class figures which will be released in the future!

The fact that they're specifically calling them Voyagers probably means they won't be sold as a box set. :( Unless I'm mistaken, I don't remember UW sets referring to the torsos as Voyagers. But this is a magazine article, not first hand information from Takara Tomy so it's hard to say just how accurate this is, they could be writing based on what they know about the Hasbro release and making assumptions.

Emerje
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