Hasbro vs Takara

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by blur3479, Aug 29, 2011.

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Hasbro or Takara

  1. Hasbro

    44 vote(s)
    40.4%
  2. Takara

    65 vote(s)
    59.6%
  1. blur3479

    blur3479 Movie Prime Apologist

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    Who do you prefer
     
  2. turboedguy

    turboedguy minibotologist

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    Most the time Takara. Me likey chrome.
     
  3. Nachtsider

    Nachtsider Banned

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    I don't see this thread ending well.
     
  4. G1_Cindersaur

    G1_Cindersaur Banned

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    takara makes more shiny things LOL
    plus their characters seem to be more screen accurate...take red rampage from ROTF...fucking took hasbro two attempts to make a 1/2 decent screen accurate tf....takara nailed it out the ball park on first try.

    this is like comparing the company that has a decent idea to the one that is clueless 90% of the time.

    takara always is doing campaigns to boost sales during product launches...
    when is the last time you saw hasbro do a instore promotion involving product (FREE STUFF) to boost sales?

    try NEVER...

    takara does it all the time with minicons or mech weapons or other little goodies it seems.
     
  5. Roanstalker

    Roanstalker Great Baan Gaan fan

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    I dont have a preference. I choose which one to buy on a case to case basis.
     
  6. Stormrunner

    Stormrunner Cry for the Cat's Eye

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    Depends on the line and the individual toys. So I cannot vote on this poll.
     
  7. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    Same here. Perhaps there should be options for "depends" and "meh, whichever".

    (or even "neither")

    I mostly lean Hasbro though, except in cases where there is no equivalent (Animated Blackout or Hydro-Bee), or the Japanese version is exceptionally appealing to me (Henkei Astrotrain and Dinobot)
     
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  8. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    I'm voting Hasbro. My main reason is because as a cheap-ass it's less expensive for me to get the Hasbro versions of the toys. I do honestly tend to prefer Hasbro's decos as well, though. I'm not a huge fan of chrome on my modern toys. It was cool in the 80's, but it just feels out of place and forced on most newer figures.
     
  9. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    Takara because cost is no object. If they want to make something, they do it and then they price it accordingly, unlike Hasbro who has to fit toy X within class X or X toys within class X and what not. If they need to charge $2 more to get a figure better paint apps, they'll do it.
     
  10. rizuan76

    rizuan76 Banned

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    No preference, likes both.
     
  11. Bountyan

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    Completely depends on the toy. Some things like Classics Prime, Megs, Astrotrain, Rodimus, and Starscream I prefer Takara. But others like Kup, Wheeljack, and figures that have stupid out of place chrome/shiny paint I prefer Hasbro.
     
  12. harrismonkey

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    Depends on the toy. But I have a lot of Takara versions because of superior paint/chrome, etc.
     
  13. ShyGuy

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    I don't have a preference. I just get the version I happen to like best. Sometimes that's Hasbro, and sometimes it's Takara.
     
  14. TrueNomadSkies

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    Well aside form Generations Thrust, RTS Cyclonus & possibly the MP Rodimus, the Takara figures have usually impressed me a lot more, if not definitively more.

    However at the same time, it's really a case of Takara being aimed at a smaller collector market, while Hasbro's variants are aimed at a larger mass market. Due to that, Hasbro figures are not only more accessible to people like me, but they're also a lot cheaper as well, and that's really what I see going on their side. Other than that however, I honestly can't say that I've been won over by many economy variants.
     
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    Takara by far. Its a shame I'm a little late to the party so I had to settle for Hasbro for the most part. Hasbro is good still.
     
  16. JukeOutlander

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    Depends on what's being released by who.
     
  17. Grimlock_13

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    I my eyes they're both exactly the same mold so unless there's big differences (Henkei Red Alert, Astrotrain, Megatron) I don't see the need to spend the extra money on an import when I can get the same toy at retail. Chrome and a few extra swipes of paint aren't worth paying $30 for a toy can buy locally for $11. Of course all that said, I really don't consider one "superior" over the other.
     
  18. wolfe

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  19. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    They both suck in different ways ... But Takara's premium pricing without matching qc has me biased these days.
     
  20. Ribieconvoy

    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

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    Depends on each toy. For instance, I liked Hasbro's run of the Animated line for the most part better than Takara, but I like Takara's Classics lines better. If the Prime toys from Takara are shiny LIKE THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO BE (lookin' at you Takara Animated), I might spring for those.
     

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