Japanese Transformer Animated wave 1-4 scheduled release dates!

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  1. juise

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    The first wave of Japanese Animated figures will be hitting Japanese retailers on March 27.

    TA01 optimus prime
    TA02 bumblebee
    TA03 ironhide
    TA04 ratchet
    TA05 prowl
    TA06 megatron
    TA07 starscream
    TA08 lockdown
    TA09 blackarachnia
    TA10 cliffjumper (activators)
    TA11 dirge (activators)
    Optimus vs Megatron
    Bumblebee vs Starscream
    Rachet vs Lockdown

    The second wave is scheduled for Release on April 24 and will include

    TA12 arcee
    TA13 blitzwing
    TA14 decepticon shockwave
    TA15 decepticon ragnut
    TA16 soundwave
    Ironhide vs soundwave
    Prowl vs blitzwing

    The third wave is May 22 and includes

    TA17 grimlock
    TA18 snarl
    TA19 autobot swoop
    TA20 blackout

    and finally wave four is on June 19

    TA21 jetfire
    TA22 jetstorm
    TA23 skywarp
    TA24 thundercracker (activators)
    TA25 soundblaster (activators)
    Safegurd

    Thats what I know so far. I will be posting release dates for other lines too.
     
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    Did they explain why they have a safeguard set the same time they are releasing jetfire and jetstorm separately?
     
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    I'm guessing since they arent big on repaints in Japan, this is a way to get collectors to double up on a one use mold.
     
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    I would think that to be highly unlikely for multiple reasons. The two biggest being the following.

    1)The size of Japanese retail shops. While there are large scale retail stores in Japan like there are in the States. The vast majority of Japanese retail is done in much smaller specialty retail stores. Simply put there just isn't the shelf space for a 32 figure launch.

    2)They don't do assortments in Japan. In the US you get waves of various figures packed in one box. In Japan you get a case of one figure, one time!

    Given those two facts alone a huge 32 figure single launch would go against everything in Japanese retail.

    I think this single launch theory is coming from a single order deadline date for all four waves (this is very unusual).
     

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