Awesome News from BBTS about Japanese Classics

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  1. Incepticon

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    Japanese Classics : Repaints Confirmed

    As per the email that just came in from BBTS:

    TRANSFORMERS JAPANESE CLASSICS: Takara will be releasing the Classics line domestically in Japan, if you've missed out on any of them this is a great chance to fill in your collection. We've also just learned that they plan to update the paint versions of the figures to better reflect how they looked in G1 animations. We are digging for details (especially on Megatron - who would look awesome in gray & black), but there is not anything concrete available yet. We'll update the site as we learn more. Up for preorder now are Megatron, Prime, Starscream, and Bumblebee. More classics will be listed soon as we receive info.

    http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=943&company=0&category=4165


    I, for one, am ecstatic about this news. Until this email, I fully expected these just to be the Hasbro versions with TakTom stickers thrown on the packaging ala what they did with the movie stuff. But to finally (hopefully) get a G1 colored Megatron is something I have been waiting for since day one of the originals being released. I love the Classics, but I *hate* how Megatron looks in his NERF color glory. It just doesn't fit in with the rest imo.

    Not too interested in repaints of Prime or Bumblebee since I think the Hasbro versions are already near perfect as-is, but I'm interested to see what they do with Starscream. Hopefully he'll get a lighter shade of grey and deeper shades of red.

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  2. Maximus_Prime

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    oh this sucks for us, that just means all the sites are going to sell them for astronomical prices and such:banghead: 
     
  3. edicius

    edicius I need a drink.

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    If there's a different paint scheme on Megs, I'm all over that.
     
  4. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    I suggest anyone mildly interested preorders NOW so we don't have to hear bitching about it later. Worst comes to worst you just cancel the preorder, right?
     
  5. Rotorstorm

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    does this mean that the price on the western versions of those molds will decrease.

    i'd like another starscream
     
  6. Gears

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    $42 for Megatron? I'll just paint mine.
     
  7. thoughtcrime

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    My Megatron and Starscream are already customized to my liking, but I can see myself buying them again!
     
  8. Dark_Convoy

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    I can't wait for more claims of "Takara loves the fans more."
     
  9. e3nine

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    Tomy loves fans more. : (

    Lots more. : (
     
  10. Bumble Prime

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    damn it...........

    i may cave for a megs repaint. But different stripes on the rest arent worth the markup.............But a gray black and red megs with no orange cap............I can dig up 40 bucks somewhere
     
  11. Hotspot17

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    Agreed! If it's a different color megs with better colors. I might have to bit the hook too. :cry 
     
  12. crasis

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    Well, with this news in mind, I just preordered in hopes that we get a more accurate G1 Megs scheme. Worst case scenario, I'll just cancel the order. It's easy to do at BBTS.
     
  13. General Tekno

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    Hmmmm.

    I MIGHT spring for this.

    Depends on how much I'm making in my work term and what appeals to me in terms of Animated figures.
     
  14. Shin Densetsu

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    I might pick up Megs if he indeed, is in classic colors. I had trouble finding Classics Megatron, and still don't have him, so I'll wait to see what this possible repaint looks like.
     
  15. Incepticon

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    I just pre-ordered 2 each of Megatron & Starscream since I expect that they'd have the best and most noticeable paint upgrades compared to Prime & BB - who already look spot on imo. Worst case scenerio is that when pics finally surface of Megs & Screamer, that they don't look very good and I cancel my pre-order. That's the beauty of BBTS not charging your card in advance :) 
     
  16. Hooper_X

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    oh. boy.

    how.

    exciting.

    just what i always wanted.

    -hx, first one to say THAT'S WHAT HASSBLO SHOUDLA DONE ALL ALONG gets it.
     
  17. Robogeek28

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    Just preordered Megs and Screamer....just in case.:D 
     
  18. Predaking

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    I just want a G1 color Meg. Other than that I am passing the rest.


    Unless they do a Thundercracker repaint that is.
     
  19. Dolza_Khyron

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    i'm excited to see how they turn out, how ever, if they are not majorly improved, i'll pass, how ever if they end up releasing thundercracker that'd be nice...
     
  20. Dolza_Khyron

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    yea, isn't optimus prime and bumblebee already close enough to the show? and so is starscream in my opinion, how much closer does it need to be?
     

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