Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images

Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images

Saturday, October 8th, 2016 3:21am CDT

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Fellow Transformers fan kyano13neo on Twitter was able to acquire a handful (yes, really) of Toys'R'Us Japan Takara Tomy exclusive TAV Optimus Prime figures, revealed last month, with the retailer specific deco and naming - made to look similar to the shop's Jeffrey the giraffe mascotte - and shared image of the figure for all to see! Included below are comparisons with the previous, Legion class, version of the toy, some fan modes, shots of the robot and vehicle mode, and a look at the bio.

Transformers News: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images

Transformers News: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images

Transformers News: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images

Transformers News: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images

Transformers News: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images

Transformers News: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images

Transformers News: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images

Transformers News: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images

Transformers News: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images

Transformers News: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images

Transformers News: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images

Transformers News: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images

Transformers News: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images

Transformers News: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images

Transformers News: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images

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Re: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images (1831611)
Posted by primalxconvoy on October 8th, 2016 @ 3:31am CDT
Just as I thought: no real noticable differences between the original fig and the mass-released version. I will stick with the original, then.
Re: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images (1831617)
Posted by Mechastrike on October 8th, 2016 @ 6:33am CDT
the team who did the color scheme were probably Toqger fans. :???:
Re: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images (1831734)
Posted by Microraptor on October 8th, 2016 @ 2:27pm CDT
I dearly hope this gets repurposed as SG Longrack.
Re: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images (1831739)
Posted by william-james88 on October 8th, 2016 @ 2:50pm CDT
Microraptor wrote:I dearly hope this gets repurposed as SG Longrack.



:lol: :lol: :lol:
Re: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images (1833746)
Posted by william-james88 on October 15th, 2016 @ 8:13am CDT
Like last year, Toysrus Japan will also have the Clash of the Transformers Adventure figures found in the west. All three are currently listed on Japan's Toysrus website and include the white redeco of Power Surge Optimus Prime, Starscream and Scavenger (Paralon). They are 2,299 yen each. As you will notice, this is the second version of Starscream available in Japan and while we do not know if that means Hasbro will also have a different mainline Starscream release, it is important to remember that the same thing happened last year with Takara offering a different Supreme Mode Bumblebee aside from the one available exclusively at Toysrus.

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Re: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images (1833752)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 15th, 2016 @ 8:58am CDT
Weird how they changed Paralon's name to the name of his group. I guess it was a part of a mistranslation in the Japanese thinking that Paralon being called "a scavenger" referred to his name instead of what kind of person he is. Hope they don't make the same mistake with the rest of his group should more of them besides Scatterspike get Adventure toys.
Re: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images (1833769)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 15th, 2016 @ 11:07am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Weird how they changed Paralon's name to the name of his group. I guess it was a part of a mistranslation in the Japanese think that Paralon being called "a scavenger" referred to his name instead of what kind of person he is. Hope they don't make the same mistake with the rest of his group should more of them besides Scatterspike get Adventure toys.


On a hunch I decided to Google パラロン pararon and I'm getting some interesting results, like one relating to a Multi-Sport event called パラロン・パンバンサpararon panbansa and 全国パラロン・ケミアスルーフ防水工事業協同組合 zenkoku pararon kemiasurūfu bōsui kōji-gyō kyōdō kumiai, a roofing contractor company. Trademarks shouldn't be that much of a problem since they're not in Toys & Games, but still... Most results referred to our Paralon though, from blogs who got the US version first.
Re: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images (1833854)
Posted by Kurona on October 15th, 2016 @ 3:02pm CDT
This makes me kinda sad.

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Like, they haven't randomly borrowed a toy from another toyline like Generations Skrapnel or Animated Swoop since Wave 8. C'mon Takara, that was half the fun of this!
Re: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images (1833860)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 15th, 2016 @ 3:22pm CDT
Kurona wrote:This makes me kinda sad.

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Like, they haven't randomly borrowed a toy from another toyline like Generations Skrapnel or Animated Swoop since Wave 8. C'mon Takara, that was half the fun of this!


TAV30 Battle Grimlock, TAV31 Black Shadow, TAV32 Rumble & Frenzy, and TAV VS-SP Dogfight vs. Decepticon Runamuck were the last ones, huh? I guess the line no longer needed bolstering, and the Legends Class figures now have a place in Legends.

For what it's worth, it did cut down the list of unused toolings to this:

- Gears
- Huffer
- Chop Shop
- Windcharger
- Warpath
- Wreck-Gar

- Goldfire
- Dreadwing
- Jhiaxus
- Crosscut

- Starscream (Leader)
Re: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images (1833862)
Posted by Kurona on October 15th, 2016 @ 3:27pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Kurona wrote:This makes me kinda sad.

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Like, they haven't randomly borrowed a toy from another toyline like Generations Skrapnel or Animated Swoop since Wave 8. C'mon Takara, that was half the fun of this!


TAV30 Battle Grimlock, TAV31 Black Shadow, TAV32 Rumble & Frenzy, and TAV VS-SP Dogfight vs. Decepticon Runamuck were the last ones, huh? I guess the line no longer needed bolstering, and the Legends Class figures now have a place in Legends.

For what it's worth, it did cut down the list of unused toolings to this:

- Gears
- Huffer
- Chop Shop
- Windcharger
- Warpath
- Wreck-Gar

- Goldfire
- Dreadwing
- Jhiaxus
- Crosscut

- Starscream (Leader)

A lot of those make sense to me; but I'm surprised they didn't go for Gears, Windcharger and Crosscut since those are retools that happened with the original toys too. Then again, they've only just released Skids recently, so maybe we'll see Crosscut from them soon?
Re: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images (1834071)
Posted by ScottyP on October 16th, 2016 @ 8:03pm CDT
Something about organizing Takara products into "waves" makes me twitchy. They release stuff each month, on a somewhat consistent day. That is, generally speaking, not how the "wave" distribution model works.
Re: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images (1834079)
Posted by Kurona on October 16th, 2016 @ 8:26pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:Something about organizing Takara products into "waves" makes me twitchy. They release stuff each month, on a somewhat consistent day. That is, generally speaking, not how the "wave" distribution model works.

Well... since October 2015 then.
Re: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images (1834125)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 17th, 2016 @ 1:10am CDT
That TRU Prime is nice, but not $45 US nice. Here's a look at the Takara Windblade, overall a better figure, but I was surprised Hasbro went further with the sword.

Re: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images (1834164)
Posted by william-james88 on October 17th, 2016 @ 9:32am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:That TRU Prime is nice, but not $45 US nice. Here's a look at the Takara Windblade, overall a better figure, but I was surprised Hasbro went further with the sword.


That TRU prime is only expensive because BBTs hadto buy it off someone who bought it at TRU in japan. The price is more represetative of their hassel to get it than what the toy is actually worth.

Also what do you mean hasbro went further with the sword, they just left is all in black:

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It you are comparing it to the SDCC exclusive, then I dont get the point since they are totally different versions and one is a premium exclusive being compared to a standard retail takara release. The only fair comparison to make is with the actual Hasbro Warrior toy whichw as also a standard retail release.
Re: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images (1835147)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 21st, 2016 @ 12:04am CDT
Yes I am since that's the version in the video, and I feel it's a fair comparison since the SDCC version and the Takara version go for roughly the same amount.
Re: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images (1835151)
Posted by Kurona on October 21st, 2016 @ 12:22am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Yes I am since that's the version in the video, and I feel it's a fair comparison since the SDCC version and the Takara version go for roughly the same amount.

But... they're not going for the same thing. If someone wants a Windblade accurate to the show - or, for that matter, the comics - they're certainly not going to get the SDCC version. It's a bit like saying "Well, I know some of you are on the fence on which version of Starscream to get; Hasbro or Takara... so to compare to Takara's Starscream, here's Hasbro's Thundercracker".
I get where you're coming from, but the two figures are trying to accomplish two very different things.
Re: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images (1835161)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 21st, 2016 @ 1:21am CDT
Kurona wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Yes I am since that's the version in the video, and I feel it's a fair comparison since the SDCC version and the Takara version go for roughly the same amount.

But... they're not going for the same thing. If someone wants a Windblade accurate to the show - or, for that matter, the comics - they're certainly not going to get the SDCC version. It's a bit like saying "Well, I know some of you are on the fence on which version of Starscream to get; Hasbro or Takara... so to compare to Takara's Starscream, here's Hasbro's Thundercracker".
I get where you're coming from, but the two figures are trying to accomplish two very different things.


But I'm talking about the swords, and that if Hasbro wanted to they could've done something really nice for RID Windblade. Also, who says that Windblade isn't going to show up in season whateverthey'recallingitnow of RID in those colors?
Re: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images (1835162)
Posted by Kurona on October 21st, 2016 @ 1:32am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Kurona wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Yes I am since that's the version in the video, and I feel it's a fair comparison since the SDCC version and the Takara version go for roughly the same amount.

But... they're not going for the same thing. If someone wants a Windblade accurate to the show - or, for that matter, the comics - they're certainly not going to get the SDCC version. It's a bit like saying "Well, I know some of you are on the fence on which version of Starscream to get; Hasbro or Takara... so to compare to Takara's Starscream, here's Hasbro's Thundercracker".
I get where you're coming from, but the two figures are trying to accomplish two very different things.


But I'm talking about the swords, and that if Hasbro wanted to they could've done something really nice for RID Windblade. Also, who says that Windblade isn't going to show up in season whateverthey'recallingitnow of RID in those colors?

Probably the fact this is a Generations boxset rather than an RiD one. And also that it's an SDCC exclusive which is most certainly not marketed towards children hence would make no sense to put on the show.
But on the small chance she does, that's when it'd be relevant; not now. And even then the comparison still wouldn't be apt, because if you wanted a representation of those colours, you certainly wouldn't go Takara.
Re: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images (1835164)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 21st, 2016 @ 2:17am CDT
Kurona wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Kurona wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Yes I am since that's the version in the video, and I feel it's a fair comparison since the SDCC version and the Takara version go for roughly the same amount.

But... they're not going for the same thing. If someone wants a Windblade accurate to the show - or, for that matter, the comics - they're certainly not going to get the SDCC version. It's a bit like saying "Well, I know some of you are on the fence on which version of Starscream to get; Hasbro or Takara... so to compare to Takara's Starscream, here's Hasbro's Thundercracker".
I get where you're coming from, but the two figures are trying to accomplish two very different things.


But I'm talking about the swords, and that if Hasbro wanted to they could've done something really nice for RID Windblade. Also, who says that Windblade isn't going to show up in season whateverthey'recallingitnow of RID in those colors?

Probably the fact this is a Generations boxset rather than an RiD one. And also that it's an SDCC exclusive which is most certainly not marketed towards children hence would make no sense to put on the show.
But on the small chance she does, that's when it'd be relevant; not now. And even then the comparison still wouldn't be apt, because if you wanted a representation of those colours, you certainly wouldn't go Takara.


Or would you?
Re: Toy'R'Us Japan Exclusive Giraffe Prime In-Hand Images (1835166)
Posted by Kurona on October 21st, 2016 @ 2:32am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Kurona wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Kurona wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Yes I am since that's the version in the video, and I feel it's a fair comparison since the SDCC version and the Takara version go for roughly the same amount.

But... they're not going for the same thing. If someone wants a Windblade accurate to the show - or, for that matter, the comics - they're certainly not going to get the SDCC version. It's a bit like saying "Well, I know some of you are on the fence on which version of Starscream to get; Hasbro or Takara... so to compare to Takara's Starscream, here's Hasbro's Thundercracker".
I get where you're coming from, but the two figures are trying to accomplish two very different things.


But I'm talking about the swords, and that if Hasbro wanted to they could've done something really nice for RID Windblade. Also, who says that Windblade isn't going to show up in season whateverthey'recallingitnow of RID in those colors?

Probably the fact this is a Generations boxset rather than an RiD one. And also that it's an SDCC exclusive which is most certainly not marketed towards children hence would make no sense to put on the show.
But on the small chance she does, that's when it'd be relevant; not now. And even then the comparison still wouldn't be apt, because if you wanted a representation of those colours, you certainly wouldn't go Takara.


Or would you?

Well... no. Because the Takara version is about as different a colour scheme as you can get from the SDCC Windblade. :-?

All I'm saying is that if you're doing a direct comparison like this, then you should compare two figures who are trying to achieve the same thing. You'd get Adventure Windblade for a representation of her in the show, or for some people, as a representation of her in the comics as it works for that purpose as well. The RiD 2015 version of the mold tries to achieve the same thing, hence why the comparison is apt. This isn't the reason you'd get the SDCC version - you'd get the SDCC version because it came with that Brainstorm you really wanted because you want a radically different version of the mold in different colours that might appeal to you better than her actual colours. Not because it's an accurate representation of Windblade in media.

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