Hasbro & Takara Movie Fig. What's the difference?

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  1. raptorclans

    raptorclans Well-Known Member

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    Sorry if this has been posted before, I couldn't find the thread... Just wanted to know, what's the difference between the Takara and Hasbro versions of the Movie figures? I have Takara Bumblebee '74, and from what I noticed, other than having clear windows, he has die-cast metal for the roof, doors, part of the bonnet, etc... (hmm... looks like it, cos i haven't open him) Maybe we can list what's different bout the Takara figures~
     
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    Buh? As far as I know, Japanese '74 Bumblebee does not have die-cast.
     
  3. Soundblaster1

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    Aside from the 74 Bee (clear windows), there are NO differences.
     
  4. wheeljaxx

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    lawson store in Japan WILL be getting DIECAST 70's bumblebee.

    other than the clear windows on the general release, no other differences are known.

    the realgear bots' have movie images, not cybertron ones.
     
  5. TCracker

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    Apart from minor stuffs, they are more or less the same. I have the Hasbro Leader class Prime and the Takara Leader Class Prime, there is no difference whatsoever, so i BIB'ed Takara one and used the Hasbro version for display and play:D 
     
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    I have the Japanese BB, and definitely no diecast parts (at least on that specific version. The roof and doors are clear plastic with the solid bits painted in yellow, which could potentially be mistaken for metal, since painted metal and painted plastic often look similar.
     
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    Interesting. Things like this make me wonder about what's necessary to mold die cast metal parts versus plastic parts, considering these are short-run exclusives.
     
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    TakaraTomy's Voyager Ratchet has the red paint markings on both halves of his axe rather than just on one half like the Hasbro version.
     
  11. LigerPrime

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    I'm curious about Ironhide...will the Takara verion have longer smokestacks?
     
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    Is it really confirmed that Lawson 'Bee has diecast? Its Japanese name is metalic version, which only indicates matalic paint apps. I'm sorry I am missing news, but it sounds very unlikely considering the cost of the advance ticket pakage.
     
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    It's my understanding that the Lawson exclusive has a metallic paint job, not that it has metallic parts. I'd be happy to be wrong about that, however.

    There have been a lot of misundertandings about what will and won't have diecast in the last few months. What's the reality that new molds would be cast so that one store can have an extremely limited run of one exclusive toy with diecast parts?

    Of course, Binaltech Black Convoy blows that theory out of the water, so who knows?
    :lol 
     
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    Well, i assumed when i first saw it that yes, it was metalic paint, but everywhere else i saw it mentioned it was considered diecast. and for the price, thats a bit much for justa paint re-deco, so the price is pretty much the only push over to diecast i've been able to find, other than all the hearsay about the interpretationon "metalic"

    i may be wrong, and in a sick twisted sort of way i hope i am, because i REALLY want that diecast bumblebee, but i'm not paying that much for him. If it is just metalic paint, then meh, i can do that with a dry bushing technique and some metalic flake paint.
     
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    The price of the advance ticket w/Bumblebee package is 3990yen.
    An advance movie ticket itself costs 1300yen average, and that leaves 2690yen for 'Bee. Regular release of the figure is 2310yen...300yen (US$2.40) difference doesn't really support diecast, I guess.
    If it did use diecast, I'd say it'd have been called "Metal version" as well. I would like to be wrong, though, I'd rather have 08 Bumblebee with diecast :) 
     
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    Hmmm, I'm looking at my Japanese bumblebee and comparing it to my Hasbro one...and the alternate mode does look better...in terms of paint job...and oh yeah, the clear windows.
     

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