TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker

TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 5:09am CDT

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TakaraTomy has updated their Transformers website with lots of new information. The first thing you’ll notice is an image of Binaltech Blue Streak on the front page. A tab for the Binaltech page has been added, but is not available yet.

Movie Figures
Next check out the Movie page for official images of: Battlemode Optimus Prime & Battlemode Bumblebee. Both figures will be released this month.

Henkei Exclusives
Finally, head over to the Events page for several exclusive delights.
Henkei Skywarp
Henkei Thundercracker
Henkei Clear Optimus Prime


Clear Optimus Prime will be available at the International Tokyo Toy Show on June 21st & 22nd. eHobby will offer a few on their website through a lottery service at a later date.

Thundercracker and Skywarp will be available through Toy Hobby Market & Ganbo-Store.com. Both sites will begin accepting pre-orders May 22nd but neither site has been updated yet. The site also contains an image of the eHobby exclusive Guardian Robot, which has been reported previously.



Credit(s): TakaraTomy


This article was last modified on Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 5:15am CDT

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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker (704102)
Posted by Down_Shift on May 20th, 2008 @ 5:15am CDT
I think it's great that those two will be available if somewhat limited in Japan. I can't wait to see some really clear pics of clear Convoy.
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker (704104)
Posted by jazzrules on May 20th, 2008 @ 5:18am CDT
Sledge wrote:I felt a great disturbance in the Fandom, as if hundreds of Botconners suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.


Hehe

Sledge wrote: :-P Just kidding. Wonder how insanely expensive TC will be?



Unfortunately, I bet he will be incredibly expensive as he'll most likely be the one most people are after.

Both of them look far superior to the ones already produced as well
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker (704106)
Posted by Heavy B on May 20th, 2008 @ 5:21am CDT
oh well, they still got thrust and dirge.....for NOW

HA HA HA, forshadowing
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker (704107)
Posted by Sledge on May 20th, 2008 @ 5:25am CDT
I'm finding Skywarp tempting (despite owning two of the Classics version) because of the more G1 accurate colours. DAMN YUO, JAPAN!!!
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker (704108)
Posted by Dread_Wing on May 20th, 2008 @ 5:28am CDT
Finally a classics Thundercracker that those of us in the middle of nowhere can potentially get their hands on... ...so tempting. I wonder how much they will want for it?
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker (704111)
Posted by Autobot Jazz on May 20th, 2008 @ 5:44am CDT
I was hoping for the coneheads, at least I can pick up a cool Henkei Skywarp(nevercared for TC much, let the flaming begin!) Does anybody know if these items will end up on US onlie retialers like BBTS?
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker (704113)
Posted by Geekee1 on May 20th, 2008 @ 5:47am CDT
OK boys here's your chance. Step up to the plate and order this as soon as you can. Are you now willing to pay more for your $10 toy?

Pony up and lets see what you got!
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker (704116)
Posted by Chaoslock on May 20th, 2008 @ 5:51am CDT
Dread_Wing wrote:Finally a classics Thundercracker that those of us in the middle of nowhere can potentially get their hands on... ...so tempting. I wonder how much they will want for it?


Well, there's a 3000 JPY pricetag under them... Let's see... 1 USD is appr. 108 JPY... 28 $. Better then 300$.
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker (704119)
Posted by Burn on May 20th, 2008 @ 5:55am CDT
Of course people shouldn't assume they'll post outside of Japan ...
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker (704120)
Posted by Auto Bot on May 20th, 2008 @ 5:56am CDT
I prefer the Classics Skywarp design. It's more creative. Retaining the traditional feel, and yet, making it new and closer to what a real jet can be.

Henkei design is too... G1. Not that G1 is bad or anything.
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker (704121)
Posted by robotrik on May 20th, 2008 @ 5:58am CDT
Sweet
Now i would be able to complete my seekers collection.
what's the release date for these bad boys ?
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker (704123)
Posted by JaZzTaStIc on May 20th, 2008 @ 6:06am CDT
:O thank you japan ^^

i was then gonna buy the hasbro skywarp too but something made me check here first and i'm well glad i did, altho i liked the "pink" and grey paint on the bk of classics skywarp's jet mode but i guess the overall colours on the henkei one is just too much to beat. plus all gd for TC anythings gotta be better then £150+ right?
just when are they actaully released? the pre-orders 22nd so we talken a few months later like near ultra magnus?

1 seeker down 2 to go takara
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker (704124)
Posted by Tekka on May 20th, 2008 @ 6:07am CDT
I want two!
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker (704125)
Posted by Lapse Of Reason on May 20th, 2008 @ 6:09am CDT
This is good and bad news. Good because all those who don't have a version of Thundercracker will get another shot. Bad because I lose faith in Botcon figures truly remaining "exclusive" to the Botcon event.
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker (704126)
Posted by olokin on May 20th, 2008 @ 6:17am CDT
Finally a chance for me and lots of other collectors to complete their Classics seekers. But it is still exclusive to an overseas store though.
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker (704127)
Posted by Sledge on May 20th, 2008 @ 6:19am CDT
Can't find any reference on either website to them shipping abroad, but I am stuggling through Google's translator. Anyone with language skills want to email them?
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker (704130)
Posted by Diem on May 20th, 2008 @ 6:29am CDT
Oh HELL yeah. This almost makes up for us having to wait almost a year longer than you guys to get the damn classics in the first place. :twisted:
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker (704132)
Posted by Senor Hugo on May 20th, 2008 @ 6:33am CDT
Well, people should be mad at Botcon, I mean, thats what they get when they use Seekers and Coneheads as exclusives.

"Gee I'll take arguably the most popular group of TF's and make them convention exclusives, all the while expecting Takara or anyone else not to make them for regular release. I R Botcon!!!111!!"
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker (704134)
Posted by GetterDragun on May 20th, 2008 @ 6:36am CDT
I wonder if I can get my money from BotCon back. I won't be going to any more BotCons.
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update - Henkei Skywarp & Thundercracker (704137)
Posted by Tekka on May 20th, 2008 @ 6:39am CDT
That's a bit of an extreme reaction. It's not like the people behind Botcon are responsible for the actions of Takara.

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