Is Henkai continuing through the Movie 09 onslaught?

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  1. giga-galvatron

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    Since Henkai has taken not just one... but two liberties in release figures Hasbro has they will not or have put on hold in lure of the upcoming onslaught and surge of Movie 09 products, I wonder if Henkai shall continue to forge its own path and release more G1 update classics. I ask this because I was just looking at Universe G1 Bruticus and saw how Hasbro did their best with the molds and the paint apps to make it look like G1 Bruticus. It would be cool if Takara would release basic mold based on Blast off and Swindle. Or they would release Jazz. Or Blaster. Or Perceptor. Or Insecticons. You know, the possibilities are endless!!
     
  2. mx-01 archon

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    There's little hope in large batches of new-mold figures unless Hasbro has plans of releasing them as well.
     
  3. Foster

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    It would be great if they would do more molds, but the best I would hope for are Red Alert and Smokescreen. Maybe a blue Bluestreak.
     
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    There's a fairly good chance Takara won't offer as large a movie line as Hasbro. On that basis, they may well move ahead of Hasbro. Any new molds they offer will more than likely end up as a Hasbro release eventually though.
     
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    It's the perfect time for them to do Cliffjumper, Ultra Magnus and maybe even an Acid Storm.
     
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    Doubt it.
     
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    I think they may get alittle ahead of Hasbro with repaints, but I don't think they will do any new molds.
     
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    Other than Ratchet what's the other henkei only figure?
     
  9. mx-01 archon

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    I'm assuming Wildrider. Unless he means Thundercracker. I'm not really sure... Either way, neither of those are mass releases, so I'm not sure that really counts... almost the same deal as the BotCon seekers.
     
  10. Sol Fury

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    Smokescreen's coming in 2009 from Hasbro.

    Odds are, they'll take a break too. Henkei is the main line in Japan right now. Started after Movie 1, will stop when Movie 2 starts. Maybe they'll continue afterwards when Hasbro does, or maybe Takara will finally offer up Animated.
     
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    I'd say highly doubtful, especially when they're helping dump oodles of cash into the ROTF line.
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    Smokescreen's not yet scheduled for Henkei though, he and Red I could see still being fit in after the announced releases, and maybe also Overkill and Drag Strip. March or April at the soonest. Wasn't the Japanese Movie line delayed, coming out after Hasbro's versions did?

    The thing is, Sol, I'm personally more excited about the upcoming Henkeis over Universe in almost every release.
     
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    TakTomy will probably just reissue the existing Henkei figures and maybe do more Encore, but I don't think they'll move beyond Hasbro
     

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