Fantofan.jp Update: Japanese Classics Promotional Booklet and Official Pics

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Type-R, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. Type-R

    Type-R blissed off my chonk!

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  2. e3nine

    e3nine Poop.

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    damn it. These upgrades make the US versions look like $1 store knock-offs.
     
  3. Turnip

    Turnip Well-Known Member

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    What is with the chrome on everything? I think I may pass on all except the Megatron.
     
  4. Runamuck

    Runamuck Swindle Knows Best

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    I love all the Chrome. Reminds me of G1 toys.
     
  5. Foster

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    Convoy's chrome grille and bumper are so nice. And faction symbols FTW.
     
  6. MaikeruSan

    MaikeruSan KnightStalker

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    Exactlly thats why i like the chrome brings back nosalgia. Stacscreams cannons can be put on his arms. Man these are all so much better.
     
  7. Paradigm-Shift Prime

    Paradigm-Shift Prime Unit Warrior TFW2005 Supporter

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    Grimlock and Mirage are the only two that appeal to me compared to North American Classics.

    Prime = not different enough
    BB, SS = look too simple and bland now, esp. BB looks worse
    Megs = colours-wise he still looks terrible imo, mainly cuz of the red and how it clashes with the purple. I think he almost looks worse than the pre-school version (such an eye-sore).
     
  8. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    These are all great, but I've already "fixed" (ie. repainted) most of mine to look as good as these, if not better (in my opinion). I still welcome them though because you can never have too many Transformers.
     
  9. Counterpunch?

    Counterpunch? Interior Renovator

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    Starscream, Bumblebee, Prime, and Mirage just aren't better per se than the original releases. Sure, they're different, but being different and Japanese does not necessarily mean better.

    Megatron is a nice repaint, though I really did not mind the update to G1 Megs via Classics. Grimlock is a stark improvement. Hopefully his shoulders are fixed now too.
     
  10. Foster

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    This looks like the same artist from the Robotmasters booklets. I like Starscream and Megatron on page 4 a LOT. I wish the null rays were remolded to look like that.
     
  11. TENIME_art

    TENIME_art Ethically Challenged

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    So, how much will these be (in US$), and what online stores will import them over (to the US)?
     
  12. gonzo23

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    they look good, but not different enough to warrant buying them again.
     
  13. Victorysabre

    Victorysabre Born to Transform

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    I think the US Classics versions looked better. But Mirage will be mine.
     
  14. Ted Kord

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    I might pick up Starscream just for the closer-to-G1 paint job and Grimlock if the shoulder are actually fixed. Other than that, I think I'm unimpressed enough to let my bank account off the hook with these.
     
  15. Sycia

    Sycia Draconian Faction

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    lol @ the comic...
    Man, I've always thought of Transformers as all-American, so it's so darn weird reading them spout Japanese... They're not that different from the original characters, but still!

    Bumbles is winning plenty of brownie points there with Screamer... XD
     
  16. T16skyhopp

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    i dont think the shoulders are fixed. last picture we got of him, they didnt look any different. i pass on all. i like the us ones better.
     
  17. Ted Kord

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    BBTS has Prime and Megs listed at $44.99 and the other four at $24.99. I haven't checked around to see if that's going to be the standard, yet.
     
  18. slugslinger2004

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    The chrome does not go well with Grimlock's beast mode. The rest look really good, though BumbleBee and Starscream's decos are pretty boring
     
  19. SarahMobius

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    I hope I can just get that promo book...
     
  20. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    I'm really hating the chrome on these guys - especially Grimlock's. I think I'll be perfectly happy to stick with the Hasbro versions.
     

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