BBTS pre-orders for Japan Animated reveals character names!

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  1. Bgrngod

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    Japan Animated pre-orders at BBTS reveal character names!

    BBTS has posted pre-orders for what looks like the entire Japan Animated toy line. They posted pre-orders for the first 7 figs a week or so ago that had pics in the listings, but these are all just listings with no pics. However, they do potentially reveal character names for many we haven't seen for Japan Animated yet. It's hard to tell if these figs will be a mix of size classes since it appears both Cliffjumper and Dirge are listed here.

    Notable name changes and info include the following:

    TA8 Rockdown (Lockdown)
    TA11 Dargi (Dirge)
    TA12 Archi (Arcee?)
    TA14 Showwave (Shockwave)
    TA15 Ragknights (Lugnut)
    TA18 Sunaru (Snarl?)
    TA19 Swarp (Swoop?)
    TA21 Jetfighter (Jetfire?)
    TA25 Soundblaster - (Electrostatic Soundwave?)

    Here is the entirety of all the listings:

    TA8 Rockdown (Lockdown) - Japanese Transformers Animated - TA8 Rockdown (Lockdown) - Transformers Animated Japanese Figures at BigBadToyStore
    TA9 Black Arachnia - Japanese Transformers Animated - TA9 Black Arachnia - Transformers Animated Japanese Figures at BigBadToyStore
    TA10 Cliffjumper - Japanese Transformers Animated - TA10 Cliff Jumper - Transformers Animated Japanese Figures at BigBadToyStore
    TA11 Dargi (dirge?) - Japanese Transformers Animated - TA11 Dargi - Transformers Animated Japanese Figures at BigBadToyStore
    TA12 Archi - Japanese Transformers Animated - TA12 Archi - Transformers Animated Japanese Figures at BigBadToyStore
    TA13 Blitzwing - Japanese Transformers Animated - TA13 Blitzwing - Transformers Animated Japanese Figures at BigBadToyStore
    TA14 Showwave (Shockwave) - Japanese Transformers Animated - TA14 Decepticon Showwave (Shockwave) - Transformers Animated Japanese Figures at BigBadToyStore
    TA15 Ragknights (Lugnut) - Japanese Transformers Animated - TA15 Decepticon Ragknights (Lugnut) - Transformers Animated Japanese Figures at BigBadToyStore
    TA16 Soundwave - Japanese Transformers Animated - TA16 Soundwave - Transformers Animated Japanese Figures at BigBadToyStore
    TA17 Grimlock - Japanese Transformers Animated - TA17 Grimlock - Transformers Animated Japanese Figures at BigBadToyStore
    TA18 Sunaru - Japanese Transformers Animated - TA18 Sunaru - Transformers Animated Japanese Figures at BigBadToyStore
    TA19 Swarp - Japanese Transformers Animated - TA19 Autobot Swarp - Transformers Animated Japanese Figures at BigBadToyStore
    TA20 Blackout - Japanese Transformers Animated - TA20 Blackout - Transformers Animated Japanese Figures at BigBadToyStore
    TA21 Jetfighter - Japanese Transformers Animated - TA21 Jetfighter - Transformers Animated Japanese Figures at BigBadToyStore
    TA22 Jetstorm - Japanese Transformers Animated - TA22 Jetstorm - Transformers Animated Japanese Figures at BigBadToyStore
    TA23 Skywarp - Japanese Transformers Animated - TA23 Skywarp - Transformers Animated Japanese Figures at BigBadToyStore
    TA24 Thundercracker - Japanese Transformers Animated - TA24 Thundercracker - Transformers Animated Japanese Figures at BigBadToyStore
    TA25 Soundblaster - Japanese Transformers Animated - TA25 Sound Blaster - Transformers Animated Japanese Figures at BigBadToyStore

    Here are the versus packs as well:

    Ratchet vs. Rockdown (Lockdown) - Japanese Transformers Animated - Ratchet Vs. Rockdown (Lockdown) - Transformers Animated Japanese Figures at BigBadToyStore
    Bumblebee vs. Starscream - Japanese Transformers Animated - Bumblebee Vs. Starscream - Transformers Animated Japanese Figures at BigBadToyStore
    Optimus Prime vs. Megatron - Japanese Transformers Animated - Optimus Prime Vs. Megatron - Transformers Animated Japanese Figures at BigBadToyStore
    Prowl vs. Blitzwing - Japanese Transformers Animated - Prowl Vs. Blitzwing - Transformers Animated Japanese Figures at BigBadToyStore
    Ironhide (Bulkhead) vs. Soundwave - Japanese Transformers Animated - Ironhide (Bulkhead) Vs. Soundwave - Transformers Animated Japanese Figures at BigBadToyStore

    The only EZ collection stuff listed so far:

    EZ Collection Vol 3 - Transformers EZ Collection Volume 03 - Case of 24 - Transformers Animated Japanese Figures at BigBadToyStore

    EDIT: Various edits. CJ deluxe theory got nuked by takua. Price difference.
    EDIT2: Added possible character translation names based on some guesses that have come up. Most likely highly accurate guesses, but as yet not Confirmed.
     
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    Oh God I hope we get pics soon because they sound AWESOME!
    I seriously want to know if Cliffjumper is a deluxe.
     
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    I thought that Shockwave would have been called Laserwave in Japan
     
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    I think Cliffjumper and Dirge is the Activator because its cheaper than the other deluxe's.
     
  6. Bgrngod

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    Ah hay, good point on that. I didn't look at all of the prices after seeing how high the first few are.
     
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    jetfighter and sunaru = jetfire and jetstorm maybe? sunaru = jetfire? *fire, being sun?
     
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    15.99 for Cliffjumper, where the Deluxes appear to all be 27.99. On the plus side, there is a listing for Blackout!
     
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    I want to know if Shockwave is gray or purple.
     
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    Phonetick Japanese equivalents of the english names. :thumb 
    TA12 Archi=Arcee
    TA18 Sunaru=Sunstorm (maybe)
     
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    Jetstorm's already there, 22. "Jetfighter" is Jetfire.

    Sunaru and Swarp are Snarl and Swoop.
     
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    Lol, Rockdown, fights side by side with Soundwave now does he. :lol 






    Yes, yes, I know, L's and R's sound the same, translation difficulties, blah, blah, try to not let your nitpicking spoil a funny name. ;) 
     
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    lol just when people thought they were done collecting animated.
     
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    woops, lol i just looked at his list; i didn't realize that he didn't include them ALL.
     
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    Since my hasbro Rockdown broke I'll be getting that one. Maybe Arcee and Thundercracker.
     
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    Went ahead and preordered Grimlock for my Grimmy collection. Probably only one I'll import.

    I'd really like to see these guys do a voyager Dirge. that'd be swell
     
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    "Holo or Horo?" Pffft! It's all about "Lockdown or Rockdown" now!

    Preordered Grimmy, Shockwave, BA, Soundwave, and the Ratchet vs Lockdown set because I need a new Grimlock (who ought to look pika!) , I never got Shockwave in his first color scheme (I'm assuming it won't be Grapewave just yet), and I gave away my original Ratchet and Lockdown.

    Since Arcee and Blackout are up there, think we'll see a release of Wingblade Optimus and Rodimus Prime Major General Mineral?
     
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    These are all badly mistranslated names. They're not different pronunciations than what we've gotten in the west, they're just badly romanized from the Japanese characters. The only one that's different is "Jetfighter" and I'm willing to bet that that's just a bad romanization of Jetfire.
     
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    Odd we haven't seen any leader-class listings....surely they'll release at least Leader Megs, and Ultra Magnus, you'd think....
     
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    THANK you. Beat me to it.
     

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