Japanese Classics Seekers

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  1. Skystalker

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    Do you think it is possible that Takara/Tomy will release all the classic seekers in japan??
     
  2. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    I'd say it's entirely possible. What's more, I'd even say it's highly likely they'll do Skywarp and Thundercracker. The coneheads are a bit more iffy.
     
  3. Cast

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    I think its a simple we don't know a of yet, the normal ones as has been said seems likely, the cone heads, well ramjet would seem likely but the others all I can say is i hope so.
     
  4. lars573

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    Well since they you know have Ramjet all ready to go and such they might use him.
     
  5. Dirge121

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    I can see them doing Thundercracker and Skywarp, but not the coneheads.
    I don't see Tak/tom releasing Ramjet even.

    I hope they don't go making Thundercracker, Dirge and Thrust, but I don't believe FP has any say over what Takara does, so while Hasbro might be stopped from releasing the Seekers at retail, I doubt Takara would be.

    I hope they won't, but I could see them doing it.
     
  6. LigerPrime

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    I think its possible - with a different shades from the exclusives but I won't hold my breath waiting for them! :D 
     
  7. Basketball Jones

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    They've made Myclone Ramjet and PVC Ramjet- SOMEONE in Japan is fond of Ramjet.

    I don't really see how they could improve on the Hasbro version, however.
     
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    I don't know about Thundercracker, Dirge, and Thust. I was under the impression they were meant to be just Botcon exclusives and I'm guessing that Hasbro would have a say if they didn't want those released.
     
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    Oh please Takara do that!
     
  10. Tekkaman Blade

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    It depends on how well wave one sells.
     
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    I hope they don't so in 10 years we can still have heated debates about how people could never get a full set of classic seekers...
     
  12. Macross7

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    Not to be a forum cop, but why is this a new thread? There are several others on the same subject.
     
  13. Predaking

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    I'll be all over them like white on rice!!
     
  14. butz

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    They should release them as repaints of Cyb. Thundercracker. It would be awesome.
     
  15. Switchblade

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    I don't think Hasbro has all that much pull with what Takara releases. If so, do you really think they would've allowed Kiss Play?
     
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    That's a good point but it's difficult to say. If I remember correctly, Kiss Play is directed toward an older Japanese crowd and not intended for the States. Different markets and such. I don't know. Is there anything documented about Hasbro's reaction to the Kiss Play line?
     
  17. Switchblade

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    Still, it's a really skeevy product line, and I don't think Hasbro would want one of their main franchises associated with something that looks so perverted.
     
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    I already own 2 sets of the BotCon 2007 exclusives, so I don't really care what TakTom does in regards to Thundercracker, Dirge & Thrust.

    However...

    If for some snowball's chance in Hell they *do* release the complete set of Seekers, I think they have every opportunity to make them even better. If Thundercracker & Skywarp follow the paint scheme template of Starscream, they'll already be better than the Hasbro/BotCon versions. If they release Ramjet with a more G1ish paint scheme as well, remold Dirge's wings with the proper "tips", and manage to use the Ramjet/Dirge wing design for Thrust instead of the way BotCon used the Starscream/Skywarp wing design, it would make all 3 much better and even more show accurate imo. I love BC Thrust, but I still wish his wings were attached to his legs instead of his back, and this is where TakTom could make significant improvement.

    Even after spending $800 on the 2 BC sets that I have, I'd still re-buy these figures in an instant if they had those changes applied to them. But I'm not holding my breath since it seems very unlikely that the BotCon 3 will be made available to the general public, regardless if it's technically from an overseas manufacturer.
     
  19. NGW

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    I'd be oh so very happy if they did release all of the seekers...since like, I couldn't go to Botcon/get a Botcon set, etc.
     
  20. ROCK_LEE

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    In this case i'm sure they do since the classics are hasbros commissioned molds and were a U.S line.
     

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