Takara Transformers Generations Selects Abominus Revealed

Takara Transformers Generations Selects Abominus Revealed

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 10:50pm CDT

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Brand unification started with the Transformers Power of the Primes line and many fans wondered what Takara would do if it was like the old days where they would release their own version of Transformers toys. Well wonder no more, since Takaratomymall revealed their version of Abominus. As assumed, this one is more cartoon accurate with a new chest and new feet. There are also new weapons. It is due out in march 2021 and retails for ¥ 22,000 (so a little over $200 USD)

What do you think of this? Will you be trading in your PotP Abominus? Or is the cash going to be spent elsewhere? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!

Transformers News: Takara Transformers Generations Selects Abominus Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Transformers Generations Selects Abominus Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Transformers Generations Selects Abominus Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Transformers Generations Selects Abominus Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Transformers Generations Selects Abominus Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Transformers Generations Selects Abominus Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Transformers Generations Selects Abominus Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Transformers Generations Selects Abominus Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Transformers Generations Selects Abominus Revealed

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Re: Takara Transformers Generations Selects Abominus Revealed (2082956)
Posted by Albatross250 on October 6th, 2020 @ 11:36pm CDT
I found Hun-gurr totally different.

The rest were decal changes (Terrorcons), but for Hun-Gurr? its different. :APPLAUSE:
Re: Takara Transformers Generations Selects Abominus Revealed (2082957)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on October 6th, 2020 @ 11:51pm CDT
These look really good, but I'm very happy with the PoTP set I have. The only parts I would like are the hands and feet, but even those aren't a must.

Now if only they redesigned Motormaster and rereleased the Stunticons...
Re: Takara Transformers Generations Selects Abominus Revealed (2082962)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on October 7th, 2020 @ 1:18am CDT
It still needs some Shapeways dragon-head-knees, but this looks about as good as PotP Abominus with that one 3P upgrade that included a purple head (and while that one has its own dragon knees, the the thigh parts attaching it suck because they fall off too easily). So I guess I'll be almost triple-dipping once this comes out.

Apparently a Call of the Primitives head would just be too awesome to ever happen in toy form.

Volcanicus-Reduxus is a hard pass for me, but this set being announced so soon after is getting me more excited for the possibility of Selects Monster Pretenders and Dinoforce in the near future.
Re: Takara Transformers Generations Selects Abominus Revealed (2082968)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 7th, 2020 @ 4:39am CDT
The Abominus set is excelent news for those who missed out on the originals. However, it's an easy pass for those who already have the team, like me. Appart some color changes, there's nothing new. Not even a giant gun.
Wait.
There's that shield chest plate and a kinda big gun. Nice, but not 300$ nice.
Re: Takara Transformers Generations Selects Abominus Revealed (2082971)
Posted by Black Hat on October 7th, 2020 @ 5:33am CDT
Looks pretty nice, definitely an improvement on the POTP release. Not sure I care enough about Abominus to get it but it's cool it exists.
Re: Takara Transformers Generations Selects Abominus Revealed (2082972)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on October 7th, 2020 @ 6:32am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:The Abominus set is excelent news for those who missed out on the originals. However, it's an easy pass for those who already have the team, like me. Appart some color changes, there's nothing new. Not even a giant gun.
Wait.
There's that shield chest plate and a kinda big gun. Nice, but not 300$ nice.


I really like the new chestplate ("shield"), but the hands and feet are both mehhh imo, especially compared to the add-on kit I have.
This is seriously $300?? If so, pshhhhhhhh.

I feel kinda bad for people who missed the POTP version...
He's probably my favorite combiner out of all of them, but I thought it was a lot to pay $90+ to get them. Anything over $120-ish, is a pretty big ouch.
Re: Takara Transformers Generations Selects Abominus Revealed (2082973)
Posted by Emerje on October 7th, 2020 @ 6:33am CDT
I like, the changes are enough for me to buy the set again. I just hope Cutthroat's bird head doesn't fall off all the time this time.

Emerje
Re: Takara Transformers Generations Selects Abominus Revealed (2082974)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 7th, 2020 @ 6:52am CDT
Too bad the set don't have proper new feet and hands.
Re: Takara Transformers Generations Selects Abominus Revealed (2082975)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 7th, 2020 @ 6:55am CDT
I really quite like it. Not enough to double dip, but enough to say I like it. If I could get that Hun Gurr by himself with the big gun and the hands and feet, I would feel satisfied, the 4 limb guys are all really good on my PotP version.

I really like the color of the combined head and the new chest, they look really nice.

Like Volcanicus with the swords, I am satisfied with what I have but would like to cherry pick a couple of parts.
Sowndwave76 wrote:This is seriously $300?? If so, pshhhhhhhh.

Canadian dollars maybe. USD it'll probably be the same price as God Neptune and Volcanicus on Pulse, around $185
Re: Takara Transformers Generations Selects Abominus Revealed (2082976)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 7th, 2020 @ 6:59am CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Sowndwave76 wrote:This is seriously $300?? If so, pshhhhhhhh.

Canadian dollars maybe. USD it'll probably be the same price as God Neptune and Volcanicus on Pulse, around $185


Based on Volcanicus at Age 3 and Up, it's 300$CAN. So I expect this Abominus to be the same price as Volcanicus on Pulse.
Re: Takara Transformers Generations Selects Abominus Revealed (2082977)
Posted by Reflector2000 on October 7th, 2020 @ 7:07am CDT
I might have been into this if it were a bit more than a repaint job with new accessories (which, let's face it, aren't necessary if you got the Perfect Effect set for POTP Abominus). Not really anything to get excited about here...

I really liked the POTP Terrorcons (I was VERY happy they weren't left out of the main line of "combiners") but there was still room for improvement. It's too bad Takara didn't opt for any alterations on the actual figures.

I always thought POTP Rippersnapper's "wolverine" claws were a bit cheap - why not give him something more in line with what Blot has, and make the claws the same colour as the rest of his arms, instead of that awful neon blue? That would be more cartoon accurate, too.

Also, I wish they had fixed Hun-Grr's front legs... As they are, they're just so... dinky...
Re: Takara Transformers Generations Selects Abominus Revealed (2082979)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on October 7th, 2020 @ 7:16am CDT
I really like the new chest piece a lot. Other then that though, theres not enough here to justify buying a second, or replacing my PotP set. and certainly not for that price point.
Re: Takara Transformers Generations Selects Abominus Revealed (2082980)
Posted by rodimus100 on October 7th, 2020 @ 7:33am CDT
Hun-Gurrr does look great, and his shield to double as Abominus chest-plate is a great look!!! However, this set is a pass...I got the PotP Terrorcons with the PE add-on kit for the new fist, feet, and gun and won't replace him for nothing!!!
Re: Takara Transformers Generations Selects Abominus Revealed (2082986)
Posted by william-james88 on October 7th, 2020 @ 8:39am CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:These look really good, but I'm very happy with the PoTP set I have.


So am I. I think Hasbro did an amazing job with the set initially in terms of deco. There are things I think are off but they are not related to the deco or the feet.

Sowndwave76 wrote:This is seriously $300?? If so, pshhhhhhhh.


That's not what is says in the article I wrote.
Re: Takara Transformers Generations Selects Abominus Revealed (2082988)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 7th, 2020 @ 8:46am CDT
....Meh. Like the Dinobots, the new stuff is nice but I’m perfectly fine with the original Power of the Primes releases. Wake me up when they do a proper Liokaiser with Leozack and Jallguar, then we’ll talk. >:oP

Barricade though... I’m sold.
Re: Takara Transformers Generations Selects Abominus Revealed (2082989)
Posted by WeatherManNX01 on October 7th, 2020 @ 9:15am CDT
I have the same thought with the Terrorcons as I did with the Dinobots:

Is the Takara release objectively better? Yes.
Is it worth paying slightly more? Yes.
If this had been announced around the same time as the original Hasbro figures, would I have bought this instead? Probably.
Am I going to buy it and try to sell my existing figures? No, not worth the effort or the return on that effort.
Re: Takara Transformers Generations Selects Abominus Revealed (2082995)
Posted by o.supreme on October 7th, 2020 @ 9:59am CDT
I'm in the same camo as most in that it is better, but not worth selling what I already have and trying to get this.

It's been so long since I handled my PotP Terrorcons, I was going to say "Yay for jaw articulation" buy they already have it
Re: Takara Transformers Generations Selects Abominus Revealed (2082996)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 7th, 2020 @ 10:04am CDT
I'm mostly just gonna wait and see about both Volcanicus and Abominus. I missed out on most of the POTP Dinobots (only managed to get Slash, Swoop, Sludge, and Selects Red Swoop) but I do have all of the POTP Terrorcons. I don't expect either of these two Selects combiners to sell out immediately, so I'll wait and see what my finances look like closer to their release dates before I make any decision about them. But I will say that I do think that both look superior to their POTP versions.
Re: Takara Transformers Generations Selects Abominus Revealed (2082997)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on October 7th, 2020 @ 10:14am CDT
I'm actually glad with this reveal coming before the order period for Volcanicus is up. I was close to talking myself into pre-ordering Volcanicus and selling off the PotP versions in the event that Abominus might be wort it and wanting both to be the same for the Terrorcons. But now that I know there really isn't that much of an improvement for either set they are both solid passes.

Now, that isn't to say I won't be watching once they are out to see who has them in stock and whether they linger or go on sale and pull the trigger in the future, but for now my wallet can breath a sigh of relief.
Re: Takara Transformers Generations Selects Abominus Revealed (2082999)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 7th, 2020 @ 10:18am CDT
More pics of the Terrorcons - https://hobby.dengeki.com/news/1088769/

In addition to the ones seen on TakaraTomy Mall, we get some individual shots of the monster modes and more posed pics of the robot modes and combined mode.

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