Henkei's future?

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  1. ORIO

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    So with Universe going back on hiatus and confirmation that hasbro won't be releasing Red Alert any time soon, do you think the Henkei line will continue? Maybe with Grapple, Swindle, Outback or Sunstorm?
     
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    That'd be cool if they could continue the line with new original molds made for Japan only.
     
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    Possible I guess, although I've not seen any listings past Red Alert - it's all RotF from there onwards.
     
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    sunstorm might be cool, but i'm still hoping hasbro does a version...i wonder if sunstorm and red alert were planned, then scrapped? originally, the press release said 10 deluxes, but now we know its 8...so those two being cut would make sense...maybe the ROTF line will do awesome, and they'll be made as more exclusives, ala big daddy and crew?
     
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    If not henkei I hope so! Or maybe hasbro special editions?
     
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    Henkei may go on hiatus as well so Takara can put out ROTF toys too.
     
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    :lol :lol :lol 

    To think the person who asked is Freefall. Yeah, with Universe gone for now, that's exactly what's gonna happen. :thumbdown 
     
  8. ORIO

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    HA, ya think that's funny? I just got engaged a month ago! :lol 

    Anyway, with Red Alert I was just kinda hoping maybe they'd continue with more repaints. Exclusives or otherwise.
     
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    Henkei could make it past ROTF.
    just don't ask me how.

    i wonder why it can't do repaints, reissues of older toy lines?
    Henkei BW or Machine Wars or RiD?
     
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    I'd love a Henkei Sunstorm. With Dirge and Thrust forthcoming, my Classics Seekers will be missing their Orange Sherbet sibling. It'd be nice if it wasn't a Henkei exclusive so that way the price won't be as jacked up as the Henkeis for Thundercracker, Skywarp, Dirge or Thrust (or Wildrider, since I just picked him up). Same with Grapple. Getting those at the same time would be a nice dose of orangey goodness.
     
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    This should be interesting then, i'd be curious what they'd be doing. I wonder if they'd be doing stuff that would eventually get released in the us.

    Dirge and Thrust had new tooling which seems like it'll be used later on by hasbro maybe they could do other things like that.
     
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    I wish it would continue, but I bet it will do just like Hasbro and pump out movie toys. I wonder why takara doesnt do TF animated toys? I sure would like to see a show accurate colors starscream.
     
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    I wouldn't doubt the idea of Henkei going on concurrently with RotF. After all, they only come out with one figure every month or two. And right now they have 4 figures out or on the way that Hasbro has no plans of releasing: Red Alert, and the exclusives Wildrider, Dirge, & Thrust.

    So we can pretty much wait until the Summer to see what they'll come out with next. And who knows, maybe the roles will switch, with Henkei releasing figures first before Hasbro has their versions come out (after the movie and all).
     
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    and Strafe too.

    I'm hoping they'll at least do a Grapple.
     
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    Since Hasbro is being stupid enough to put Universe on hiatus Takara willl be getting my business for Classics. I already plan on getting Henkei Red Alert. If Takara does an Inferno retool to grapple or repaint to Hot Spot I'll be snatchign that one. Even if Takara does a Hound repaint to Swindle I'll be getting that one too. In the case of Classics I don't mind repaints/retools because we are able to get other G1 characters that way.
     
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    I'd kill for a Henkei Grapple after seeing Rumble-Frenzy's custom...
     
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    I hope they keep going. Sunstorm and any new retools like Swindle would be awesome. Yeah this may be a Takara only year for me unfortunately.
     

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