Transformers: The Last Knight Takara Turbo Changers Coming in February 2018

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Takara Turbo Changers Coming in February 2018

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017 12:02PM CST

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Amazon.jp has listed several of the Takara version of the Turbo Changers. As word of Takara and Hasbro both discuss "unifying the brands" continues, it is nice to see that some toys coming out in 2018 will indeed be different than the Hasbro versions. Granted, these toys are all for the 2017 film. Regardless, TakaraTomy is taking the Hasbro Knight Armor Changer molds and souping them up by adding more screen accurate paint jobs and better highlights for the Knight Armor pieces to make them stand out better. So far the set include Bumblebee, Grimlock, Megatron, and Optimus Prime. Click on the images below to pop over to Amazon.jp to see additional images and/or place an order for them.

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Takara Turbo Changers Coming in February 2018

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Takara Turbo Changers Coming in February 2018

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Takara Turbo Changers Coming in February 2018

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Takara Turbo Changers Coming in February 2018
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Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Takara Turbo Changers Coming in February 2018 (1928302)
Posted by DeathReviews on December 26th, 2017 @ 6:51pm CST
It's a little too late for more TLK movie toys now, isn't it? My minions have just gotten back from trawling the Walmarts now that Christmas is over. Almost all the Transformers were sold out - except the TLK ones. Plenty of those warming the shelves.

What should THAT tell Hasbro....?
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Takara Turbo Changers Coming in February 2018 (1928305)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 26th, 2017 @ 7:00pm CST
DeathReviews wrote:It's a little too late for more TLK movie toys now, isn't it? My minions have just gotten back from trawling the Walmarts now that Christmas is over. Almost all the Transformers were sold out - except the TLK ones. Plenty of those warming the shelves.

What should THAT tell Hasbro....?


Japan dosent care about your shopping woes. >:oP
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Takara Turbo Changers Coming in February 2018 (1928338)
Posted by Emerje on December 26th, 2017 @ 11:55pm CST
DeathReviews wrote:It's a little too late for more TLK movie toys now, isn't it? My minions have just gotten back from trawling the Walmarts now that Christmas is over. Almost all the Transformers were sold out - except the TLK ones. Plenty of those warming the shelves.

What should THAT tell Hasbro....?

I had the opposite experience, the only transformers that sold a significant amount by Tuesday morning was TLK Deluxe.

Emerje
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Takara Turbo Changers Coming in February 2018 (1928342)
Posted by william-james88 on December 27th, 2017 @ 12:10am CST
Emerje wrote:
DeathReviews wrote:It's a little too late for more TLK movie toys now, isn't it? My minions have just gotten back from trawling the Walmarts now that Christmas is over. Almost all the Transformers were sold out - except the TLK ones. Plenty of those warming the shelves.

What should THAT tell Hasbro....?

I had the opposite experience, the only transformers that sold a significant amount by Tuesday morning was TLK Deluxe.

Emerje

Proof that everything anyone sees is purely anecdotal. Like the time that all RID toys were sold out in my area.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Takara Turbo Changers Coming in February 2018 (1938045)
Posted by william-james88 on February 12th, 2018 @ 2:51pm CST
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Takara Turbo Changers Coming in February 2018 (1943458)
Posted by Qwan on March 3rd, 2018 @ 1:38am CST
Thanks to a listing on Amazon.jp, we now know both the price and expected release date for Takara Tomy's Turbo Changer TC-09 Battle Command Optimus Prime figure (revealed back in October 2017). The toy with a mouthful of a name is listed on Amazon's site for ¥6,246 (approximately $60US), and the listing indicates that it will be released on April 21st, just under two months away.

As a bonus, it also seems that Turbo Changers TC-05 through TC-08 (that is: Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Megatron and Grimlock) will be receiving re-releases at the same time to coincide with the release date of TC-09.

Check out the Amazon listings for each of these figures by clicking on their images below, and don't forget to share your thoughts by posting in the Energon Pub! We always want to hear your opinions. And as always, stay tuned to Seibertron.com for more Transformers news!


















Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Takara Turbo Changers Coming in February 2018 (1943461)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 3rd, 2018 @ 1:49am CST
From the looks of it, it's a minor redeco of LA-01 Battle Command Optimus Prime, with TLK Voyager Prime's sword and shield added in. On that note, that toy used the same electronics system with the magnets as Stomp & Chomp Grimlock, but given the TLK line did away with that... :-?

O yeah, the One-Step Changers were released before in the main TLK line as "Speed Change" so-and-so, expect some changes from the US toys.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Takara Turbo Changers Coming in February 2018 (1943465)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on March 3rd, 2018 @ 2:18am CST
This was a fun figure to mess around with, loaded with weapons.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Takara Turbo Changers Coming in February 2018 (1943483)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on March 3rd, 2018 @ 7:44am CST
HOLY BACKPACK BATMAN!


Of course, that set is not aimed at collectors. But a kid getting that Optimus set as a gift will go NUT! There's plenty of play value here. ;)^
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Takara Turbo Changers Coming in February 2018 (1946535)
Posted by Va'al on March 16th, 2018 @ 11:48am CDT
The second YouTube promotional video from Takara Tomy features the Transformers: The Last Knight Turbo Changer and Big Turbo Changer lines, part of which was covered earlier this month in this post, and the latter of which were released by Hasbro under the Knight Armor sub-line, with Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Grimlock, and Megatron.

What we get to find out in the video are the new sounds that the Japanese release of the electronics featured in Battle Comand Optimus Prime as it interacts with TC-05 Bumblebee, TC-06 Optimus Prime, TC-07 Megatron, and TC-08 Grimlock. Check out below the embedded video, a couple of screenshots from it, and then join the conversation in the Energon Pub discussion boards!





Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Takara Turbo Changers Coming in February 2018 (1946723)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 17th, 2018 @ 4:14pm CDT
Played with my (awesomely cheap at $7 a pop) Voyager Hound and Megatron, and both are pretty good. Hound does have a loose elbow joint, and a loose back panel, ugh. I suspect the metal pins weren't put in all the way through in those places... Megatron however is just perfect in all the right places.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Takara Turbo Changers Coming in February 2018 (1962546)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 31st, 2018 @ 9:29pm CDT
In the ongoing tale of Takara releasing simplified Transformers well after Transformers: The Last Knight has rolled through theaters and DVD stands alike, we have 3 new listings and sets of images for you to check out in the form of 1-step Turbo Changers Drift, Hot Rod, and Slug!

These 3 figures were all released in the United States during The Last Knight toyline, and are now getting released by Takara. Hot Rod was only available in a 2-pack with Bumblebee, while Slug and Drift were available on their own. In a very strange twist, Slug and Drift come in the decos they sported in Age of Extinction, rather than the new paint schemes they used in The Last Knight. Why this decision was made, we do not know. All 3 figures are available via Amazon Japan, and you can go check out each listing by following the links above or by clicking any of their images below.











Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Takara Turbo Changers Coming in February 2018 (1962547)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 31st, 2018 @ 10:20pm CDT
So TC-10 Autobot Hot Rod (Tongue-twister right there), TC-11 Autobot Drift, and TC-12 Dinobot Slug, released on July 21st. Of note that this is the first time Slug is available separately in Japan, as in the Lost Age he was part of a 4-pack with Silver Knight Optimus Prime, Helicopter Drift and Galvatron. Also, Drift uses the AoE mold instead of the TLK one which was released already.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Takara Turbo Changers Coming in February 2018 (1962557)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 31st, 2018 @ 11:38pm CDT
Getting Hot-Rod this way is probably easier and cheaper than in the US.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Takara Turbo Changers Coming in February 2018 (1962595)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 1st, 2018 @ 11:59am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Getting Hot-Rod this way is probably easier and cheaper than in the US.


The Netherlands still had plenty of the 2-pack last I was there.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Takara Turbo Changers Coming in February 2018 (1962707)
Posted by BeastProwl on June 2nd, 2018 @ 9:42am CDT
I actually laughed out loud at Drift. His face....I can't :lol:
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Takara Turbo Changers Coming in February 2018 (1962785)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 3rd, 2018 @ 12:38am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Getting Hot-Rod this way is probably easier and cheaper than in the US.


The Netherlands still had plenty of the 2-pack last I was there.


Probably cheaper to buy from there than a US based seller too.
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