Takara TAV62 Deluxe Starscream Revealed for Transformers Adventure Line along with TAV 61 God Optimus Prime

Transformers News: Takara TAV62 Deluxe Starscream Revealed for Transformers Adventure Line along with TAV 61 God Optimus Prime

Thursday, September 29th, 2016 2:40pm CDT

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The Toyrsus exclusive Clash of the Transformers Robots in Disguise Warrior Starsceam figure was released a while ago to great surprise by the fan base but it was still unknown how Takara's version would look like. It has finally been revealed. It will not be an exclusive, unlike last year's Clash fo the Transformers figurs which were the same in Japan as in the rest of the world. Instead, this new Starscream is part of the main line and sports the code TAV 62. It has a similar deco theme to the Hasbro version with a few changes and extra paint apps (ex: chin, abdominal area, a red line on the shoulders). A comparison can be found below.

TAV61 God Optimus Prime has also been revealed. It is a redeco of TAV50 and has a very similar deco to the Hasbro version of this mold known as Power Surge Optimus Prime. He also comes with three minicons, it seems, including a clear version of Weapon minicon Dragonus and Tricerashot. Comparison images can also be found below. Let us know if these are worth the import, especially at the higher exchange rate. They are currently available for preorder at Takaratomymall for ¥2,700 ($27) and ¥9,720 ($97) respectively and coming out November 12th 2016.

Transformers News: Takara TAV62 Deluxe Starscream Revealed for Transformers Adventure Line along with TAV 61

Transformers News: Takara TAV62 Deluxe Starscream Revealed for Transformers Adventure Line along with TAV 61

Transformers News: Takara TAV62 Deluxe Starscream Revealed for Transformers Adventure Line along with TAV 61

Transformers News: Takara TAV62 Deluxe Starscream Revealed for Transformers Adventure Line along with TAV 61

Transformers News: Takara TAV62 Deluxe Starscream Revealed for Transformers Adventure Line along with TAV 61

Transformers News: Takara TAV62 Deluxe Starscream Revealed for Transformers Adventure Line along with TAV 61

Transformers News: Takara TAV62 Deluxe Starscream Revealed for Transformers Adventure Line along with TAV 61

Transformers News: Takara TAV62 Deluxe Starscream Revealed for Transformers Adventure Line along with TAV 61

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This article was last modified on Thursday, September 29th, 2016 9:33pm CDT

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Re: Takara TAV62 Deluxe Starscream Revealed for Transformers Adventure Line along with TAV 61 God Optimus Prime (1829505)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on September 29th, 2016 @ 3:01pm CDT
Who on earth would pay $95 for that dumbed-down prime :shock:

(especially since habsro's has all those additional 'energy' paint apps) you could buy the hasbro release and paint it up yourself for a sliver of the price 8-}

Also, wouldn't it be more since TTmall doesn't let people order them from outside of Japan? So wouldn't they be even more expensive from the likes of bbts?
Re: Takara TAV62 Deluxe Starscream Revealed for Transformers Adventure Line along with TAV 61 God Optimus Prime (1829507)
Posted by william-james88 on September 29th, 2016 @ 3:11pm CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:Also, wouldn't it be more since TTmall doesn't let people order them from outside of Japan? So wouldn't they be even more expensive from the likes of bbts?


Only if they were exclusives, giving the other distributor (Hasbro Asia or now Transformers Asia) ability to ask for more. But these arent exclusives, so they can still get them from any middleman. BBTS and TFSource can never buy directly from takara (doesnt matter if they are ttmall exclusives or not) but when they arent exclusives, the amount of middlemen they can buy it form is very high and thus the rates are far more competitive, so they can charge the takara MSRP (or less if they made a deal before the exchange rate hike http://tfsource.com/transformers-advent ... mus-prime/).
Re: Takara TAV62 Deluxe Starscream Revealed for Transformers Adventure Line along with TAV 61 God Optimus Prime (1829508)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on September 29th, 2016 @ 3:14pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:Also, wouldn't it be more since TTmall doesn't let people order them from outside of Japan? So wouldn't they be even more expensive from the likes of bbts?


Only if they were exclusives, giving the other distributor (Hasbro Asia or now Transformers Asia) ability to ask for more. But these arent exclusives, so they can still get them from any middleman. BBTS and TFSource can never buy directly from takara (doesnt matter if they are ttmall exclusives or not) but when they arent exclusives, the amount of middlemen they can buy it form is very high and thus the rates are far more competitive, so they can charge the takara MSRP (or less if they made a deal before the exchange rate hike http://tfsource.com/transformers-advent ... mus-prime/).

Right, but at that point, the original point still stands, is anyone going to pay $100 for that crappy prime figure? Maybe they'll order enough to cover pre-orders, but, I mean, I've seen it, held it, and it is just no where near worth $100 + shipping :HEADHURTS:
Re: Takara TAV62 Deluxe Starscream Revealed for Transformers Adventure Line along with TAV 61 God Optimus Prime (1829510)
Posted by william-james88 on September 29th, 2016 @ 3:23pm CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:Also, wouldn't it be more since TTmall doesn't let people order them from outside of Japan? So wouldn't they be even more expensive from the likes of bbts?


Only if they were exclusives, giving the other distributor (Hasbro Asia or now Transformers Asia) ability to ask for more. But these arent exclusives, so they can still get them from any middleman. BBTS and TFSource can never buy directly from takara (doesnt matter if they are ttmall exclusives or not) but when they arent exclusives, the amount of middlemen they can buy it form is very high and thus the rates are far more competitive, so they can charge the takara MSRP (or less if they made a deal before the exchange rate hike http://tfsource.com/transformers-advent ... mus-prime/).

Right, but at that point, the original point still stands, is anyone going to pay $100 for that crappy prime figure? I've seen it, held it, and it is just garbage :HEADHURTS:


Oh I know, I just wanted to give some info, hope you didnt mind. I would also be very curious who in Japan would pay that amount. Most japanese retailers dont use the MSRP and sell him for 60$ instead which is the same price point that mold goes for in Canada.
Re: Takara TAV62 Deluxe Starscream Revealed for Transformers Adventure Line along with TAV 61 God Optimus Prime (1829512)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 29th, 2016 @ 3:30pm CDT
They both look beautiful paint wise
Re: Takara TAV62 Deluxe Starscream Revealed for Transformers Adventure Line along with TAV 61 God Optimus Prime (1829515)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on September 29th, 2016 @ 3:35pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:Oh I know, I just wanted to give some info, hope you didnt mind. I would also be very curious who in Japan would pay that amount. Most japanese retailers dont use the MSRP and sell him for 60$ instead which is the same price point that mold goes for in Canada.

Naw, it's all good, love to hear about stuff like that ;)^
Re: Takara TAV62 Deluxe Starscream Revealed for Transformers Adventure Line along with TAV 61 God Optimus Prime (1829516)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on September 29th, 2016 @ 3:36pm CDT
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:They both look beautiful paint wise

They're identical, except that the lightning on the legs of the hasbro version were swapped for toe paint, and darker plastics...
Re: Takara TAV62 Deluxe Starscream Revealed for Transformers Adventure Line along with TAV 61 God Optimus Prime (1829517)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 29th, 2016 @ 3:41pm CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:They both look beautiful paint wise

They're identical, except that the lightning on the legs of the hasbro version were swapped for toe paint, and darker plastics...

But it's those little details that are really sticking out there for me
Re: Takara TAV62 Deluxe Starscream Revealed for Transformers Adventure Line along with TAV 61 God Optimus Prime (1829520)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 29th, 2016 @ 3:43pm CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:They both look beautiful paint wise

They're identical, except that the lightning on the legs of the hasbro version were swapped for toe paint, and darker plastics...
Takara's version has white on its arms, the wings seem to be more translucent, the arm fins have their deco inverted, the sides of the robot mode torso are gray instead of red, colored wheel rims, dark blue hands instead of gray hands, Aerobolt is more extensively painted, gray circles on the shoulders, white truck sides instead of red, and maybe more differences.
Re: Takara TAV62 Deluxe Starscream Revealed for Transformers Adventure Line along with TAV 61 God Optimus Prime (1829527)
Posted by Counterpunch on September 29th, 2016 @ 3:58pm CDT
Brutal. >:oP

Let's pretend the Minicons cost $100 and the Prime is a bonus figure.
Re: Takara TAV62 Deluxe Starscream Revealed for Transformers Adventure Line along with TAV 61 God Optimus Prime (1829546)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on September 29th, 2016 @ 6:43pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:Brutal. >:oP

Let's pretend the Minicons cost $100 and the Prime is a bonus figure.

Speaking of which, I think that it should be mentioned in the news story that the o/p mold comes with the first tav release of the weaponizer dragonus and tricerashot, and may - ironically - be the among the easiest ways people in the US could get those figures :HEADHURTS:
Re: Takara TAV62 Deluxe Starscream Revealed for Transformers Adventure Line along with TAV 61 God Optimus Prime (1829553)
Posted by SureShot18 on September 29th, 2016 @ 7:43pm CDT
HLJ has preorders up now. Starscream is around $19 US and Prime is about $71US. Starscream certainly looks nice but I don't think I need to double dip with him, I haven't done that yet and I don't really want to start now.
Starscream- https://hlj.com/product/tkt86291

Prime- https://hlj.com/product/tkt87523
Re: Takara TAV62 Deluxe Starscream Revealed for Transformers Adventure Line along with TAV 61 God Optimus Prime (1829582)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on September 30th, 2016 @ 12:58am CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:Also, wouldn't it be more since TTmall doesn't let people order them from outside of Japan? So wouldn't they be even more expensive from the likes of bbts?


Only if they were exclusives, giving the other distributor (Hasbro Asia or now Transformers Asia) ability to ask for more. But these arent exclusives, so they can still get them from any middleman. BBTS and TFSource can never buy directly from takara (doesnt matter if they are ttmall exclusives or not) but when they arent exclusives, the amount of middlemen they can buy it form is very high and thus the rates are far more competitive, so they can charge the takara MSRP (or less if they made a deal before the exchange rate hike http://tfsource.com/transformers-advent ... mus-prime/).

Right, but at that point, the original point still stands, is anyone going to pay $100 for that crappy prime figure? Maybe they'll order enough to cover pre-orders, but, I mean, I've seen it, held it, and it is just no where near worth $100 + shipping :HEADHURTS:


Is there some retooling on the figure as well, new shoulder cannons or is it just the pic? I never realized you could peg minicons on the sword, nice.
Re: Takara TAV62 Deluxe Starscream Revealed for Transformers Adventure Line along with TAV 61 God Optimus Prime (1829605)
Posted by Va'al on September 30th, 2016 @ 4:58am CDT
Fellow Seibetronian xRotorstormx, currently travelling through Japan, dove into the Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure line and fished out a TAV56 Prime of Micron Nemesis Prime figure - and decided to share some in-hand package images of the black and red repaint of Optimus Prime, featuring its red cleavers, and the deluxe/warrior Power Surge look. Check them out below, and keep your optics peeled soon for some more images!

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Re: Takara TAV62 Deluxe Starscream Revealed for Transformers Adventure Line along with TAV 61 God Optimus Prime (1829620)
Posted by Microraptor on September 30th, 2016 @ 7:10am CDT
That red is so pretty.
Re: Takara TAV62 Deluxe Starscream Revealed for Transformers Adventure Line along with TAV 61 God Optimus Prime (1829627)
Posted by Kurona on September 30th, 2016 @ 7:38am CDT
Are those some scenes we haven't seen yet from upcoming episodes on the back of the packaging?

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Re: Takara TAV62 Deluxe Starscream Revealed for Transformers Adventure Line along with TAV 61 God Optimus Prime (1829663)
Posted by Kyleor on September 30th, 2016 @ 10:21am CDT
I wonder how good it would look to swap the red for the original blue wings/swords.
Re: Takara TAV62 Deluxe Starscream Revealed for Transformers Adventure Line along with TAV 61 God Optimus Prime (1829706)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 30th, 2016 @ 2:22pm CDT
That is so cool looking
Re: Takara TAV62 Deluxe Starscream Revealed for Transformers Adventure Line along with TAV 61 God Optimus Prime (1829717)
Posted by william-james88 on September 30th, 2016 @ 3:06pm CDT
Arent the top of Starscream's shoulders supposed to be blue?

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Re: Takara TAV62 Deluxe Starscream Revealed for Transformers Adventure Line along with TAV 61 God Optimus Prime (1829750)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 30th, 2016 @ 5:09pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:Arent the top of Starscream's shoulders supposed to be blue?

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They look gray to me in that pic.

Keep in mind that whole image is blue-tinted given it's from a recording of a recording, so everything in it has a blue hue to it.

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