Clear pictures of Japanese Classics Astrotrain

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  1. Ricochet

    Ricochet The Nerve Hammer

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  2. Ravenxl7

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    Cool. First time I've seen pictures of Astrotrain. Would be cool to see Hasbro release the same, or similar, deco over here as a store exclusive or something under the new Universe line.
     
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    That is pretty nice looking.
     
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    Why is it so hard for hasbro to do things the right way??
     
  5. Abrogate

    Abrogate Nondescript Former Poster

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    I have no problem with the Hasbro Astrotrain, but that is by far the most appealing of the Takara releases. If I had money I might consider the double dip on this one, and I cant say that about any of the others
     
  6. Dark_Convoy

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    That looks great!
     
  7. Gears

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    Would be perfect if they left off the white.
     
  8. General Tekno

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    Not bad!
     
  9. Switchblade

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    The white bits are growing on me. I have to agree with Abrogate, I'm happy with my Hasbro version, but if any of the Japanese Classics can tempt me, it's this one.
     
  10. Glitcher

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    Hmm, I didn't even notice those yellow highlights on the front of the train earlier. Not as if it helps match the colour scheme; I still think that segment should be gray instead of white.

    Even more so than Megatron? I doubt it.
     
  11. Abrogate

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    Megatron would be great if he was all chrome. But the "randomly placed chrome + milky translucent plastic" looks really cheap ass. The color scheme is right, but the execution isnt
     
  12. Greyryder

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    Just not feeling it. I'll stick with my Hasbro one. It looks far more like the Astrotrain I had as a kid, than this does.
     
  13. Glitcher

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    Now that you mention it, where is the chrome on Astrotrain? I thought that was the common factor in this line. :confused: 
     
  14. Robogeek28

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    Gorgeous, so glad I preordered him!
     
  15. Chosen

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    His chrome is on the shuttle thrusters. It wasn't easy to tell in the previous image - a blurred scan from one of those Japanese order sheets - but these shots confirm it.
     
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    That looks fantastic... white stripes and all. I love that the face is painted creepy-white, too, instead of silver. (Although the white train parts DO make it all the more obvious that his shuttle mode is wearing a couple of train-halves... ah well, no biggie.)

    I never had a problem with the Hasbro version, but I do prefer this version. It just feels more like Astrotrain to me. Takara hit a home run on this one.
     
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    This one is better than the Hasbro one. Glad I preordered mine :D 
     
  18. Dinobot Nuva

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    I don't, Megatron's chrome (if it even is chrome/vacuum metal) is spaced sparsely and just doesn't seem to mesh well with regular old gray/silver plastic. Same goes for Grimlock, they shouldn't've just made part of his neck/legs chrome if that's all they were going to do, chrome it all up or don't bother TakTom :/
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  19. Lucs

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    I would actually consider this an almost nice enough difference from the Hasbro version to buy, almost. I was never a huge fan of this guy but he does look really good in those colors
     
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