TakaraTomy Website Update

TakaraTomy Website Update

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008 3:51pm CST

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TakaraTomy have updated their official Transformers website with 4 new pages, for products to be released in Japan in February 2008.

Encore 07 SkyLynx
Encore 07 SkyLynx Story
Transformers Movie MA20 BlackArcee
Transformers Movie MD23 Stockeade

Credit(s): TakaraTomy.co.jp


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Re: TakaraTomy Website Update (630187)
Posted by Autobot032 on February 12th, 2008 @ 4:01pm CST
Arcee is a total pass.

Sky Lynx looks fantastic.

I love Takara's site, it's so nice and gimmicky. lol
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update (630229)
Posted by First Gen on February 12th, 2008 @ 4:46pm CST
Oooh man, the gold accents on Sky Lynx are pure joy. And the gold plated head is awesomesauce.

May have to drop that cash to get this bad boy.
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update (630266)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 12th, 2008 @ 5:35pm CST
Skylynx is a puma? Then what's with the "lynx" in his name?

Also, could someone please translate Skylynx's story? I wanna read it, but it's not in English. :sad:
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update (630293)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on February 12th, 2008 @ 6:23pm CST
I gotta learn japanesse.
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update (630296)
Posted by Zeds on February 12th, 2008 @ 6:26pm CST
Tak/Tomy should really offer an English translation option on their site. Given the slumping JPN toy marketplace a lot of their sales are coming from overseas and English speaking countries specifically. Not hard to do that at all IMHO!
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update (630306)
Posted by Autobot Snake Eyes on February 12th, 2008 @ 6:32pm CST
That Arcee sucks.

Sky Lynx will be a buy for me.
And stockade looks much better than the usa version.
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update (630337)
Posted by Autobot Jazz on February 12th, 2008 @ 7:26pm CST
Zeds wrote:Tak/Tomy should really offer an English translation option on their site.

Wholeheartedly agreed. I've got to pick up that SkyLynx.

Sabrblade wrote:Skylynx is a puma? Then what's with the "lynx" in his name?

Does SkyPuma sound better to you? besides, they're both cats, so don't be like Magnus and deal with it.
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update (630509)
Posted by Stormrider on February 13th, 2008 @ 2:53am CST
I noticed that Skylynx is marked "Encore Special" unlike the other reissues. I wonder what that refers to.
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update (630516)
Posted by Craven Knight on February 13th, 2008 @ 3:06am CST
Why all the hate on Black Arcee? It's better than Hasbro's icky Fuscia.

I'm buying one :-P

I just can't get excited for that Skylynx toy, I hated him as a kid and I still think that he sucks.
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update (630528)
Posted by Autobot032 on February 13th, 2008 @ 3:24am CST
Craven Knight wrote:Why all the hate on Black Arcee? It's better than Hasbro's icky Fuscia.

I'm buying one :-P

I just can't get excited for that Skylynx toy, I hated him as a kid and I still think that he sucks.


IN SOVIET RUSSIA, SKYLYNX TOY THINK YOU SUCK! :P

All joking aside, Sky Lynx is actually cool, but he's definitely not worth the price they're commanding right now.

There are many other G1 figures that deserve a reissue (and we're getting one of those, Omega Supreme) and it's a shame.
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update (630531)
Posted by Sarri on February 13th, 2008 @ 3:34am CST
Sabrblade wrote:Skylynx is a puma? Then what's with the "lynx" in his name?

L33t for Link? As in "linking Earth to Cybertron via shuttle".
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update (630534)
Posted by Autobot032 on February 13th, 2008 @ 3:42am CST
Sarri wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Skylynx is a puma? Then what's with the "lynx" in his name?

L33t for Link? As in "linking Earth to Cybertron via shuttle".


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynx

He looks like he fits the Lynx more than the Puma. But that's just me....
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update (630535)
Posted by Craven Knight on February 13th, 2008 @ 3:55am CST
Did the Lynx component have it's own character? Or was it just a machine under Skylynx's control?

I'd buy the Encore for $40/$50 maybe if I had the spare dough but not at the current $80+ price tag.
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update (630536)
Posted by Autobot032 on February 13th, 2008 @ 4:03am CST
Craven Knight wrote:Did the Lynx component have it's own character? Or was it just a machine under Skylynx's control?

I'd buy the Encore for $40/$50 maybe if I had the spare dough but not at the current $80+ price tag.


From the way it looked (and sounded) one brain, two modules. Once combined, twice the strength, twice the power, etc.
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update (630664)
Posted by Dagon on February 13th, 2008 @ 9:02am CST
Autobot032 wrote:
Craven Knight wrote:Why all the hate on Black Arcee? It's better than Hasbro's icky Fuscia.

I'm buying one :-P

I just can't get excited for that Skylynx toy, I hated him as a kid and I still think that he sucks.


IN SOVIET RUSSIA, SKYLYNX TOY THINK YOU SUCK! :P



A little love for Yakov. Thank you so much Autobot032. :D
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update (631097)
Posted by Grimshock on February 13th, 2008 @ 7:45pm CST
Definitely gettin' the Sky Lynx and Omega re-isssues. Actually, definitely gettin' any re-issue that comes about.
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update (631132)
Posted by TFBuyer on February 13th, 2008 @ 8:36pm CST
Yeah, it's $80, but I'm all over that reissue like dino-bird on a puma.

I've actually never even SEEN a Sky-Lynx in person, but always drooled over it in the catalogues...

...same thing for the upcoming Omega Supreme. What a great way to spend money until Animated and Classicsverse 2.0!
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update (631190)
Posted by UltraPrimal on February 13th, 2008 @ 10:21pm CST
When are they gonna update their BW section? I'm still waiting for Drancron and the last piece of Tripredacus.
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update (631394)
Posted by olokin on February 14th, 2008 @ 7:12am CST
Autobot032 wrote:
I love Takara's site, it's so nice and gimmicky. lol



I agree. Hasbro can learn from Takara on making a TF site. Too bad I can't read Japanese.
Re: TakaraTomy Website Update (631416)
Posted by Autobot032 on February 14th, 2008 @ 7:43am CST
olokin wrote:
Autobot032 wrote:
I love Takara's site, it's so nice and gimmicky. lol



I agree. Hasbro can learn from Takara on making a TF site. Too bad I can't read Japanese.



Indeed. Who knows what "hidden" gems we might be missing?


*= hidden by the language barrier.

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