Movie toys out in Japan : Fan2Fan

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by raijin optimus, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. raijin optimus

    raijin optimus Member

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    We have received the first wave from Takara-Tomy today, official release date is 2 Jun.
    Check out detail package shots on Fan2Fan.

    Images of the most changed packaging from Fan2Fan:

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    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    Odd that the FABs got their own regional packaging. o_O 

    Question: Is Jazz covered in shiny paint, or was that just cameraflash?
     
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    Looks like Bumblebee is fully painted with translucent windows!
     
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    Hmm.

    Bumblebee looks nice with actual windows.

    but '08 Bumblebee will still be much nicer. I can live with painted windows on '74 BB.
     
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    I think it says volumes about how Takara/Tomy view the brand by the fact the toys geared to the youngest audience get new packaging (with promo stuff for Beast Wars even!)
     
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    I think this shows Takara does not care about the movie. Those Nike shoes appeared to recieve more coverage in hobby magazines than the movie line.
     
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    Yeah. The only one that looks different is BB.

    Boo Takomy. You've been sucking for a while now. But I can live with it. MP-05 is good. And Hasbro is fixing your screw ups. :) 
     
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    Too bad there's no 12-year-old schoolgirls in the movie or toyline.
     
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    I guess they had to compromise and use a 16-17 year old school girl instead. :D 
     
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    Seems to be a trend in International releases, all the Voyager Ratchets I've seen here have had Decepticon symbols too.

    That Bumblebee is so ordered. I usually don't care for international paint differences, but the clear windows look a lot nicer than the painted ones. Nice enough for me to get this one instead of the regular one for my collection.

    It's also worrying that Takara seems to be bothering more with the young audience toys one their side, but that's only to be expected. Transformers is a kids show to them even moreso than it is on our side of the world. They aim it at a lower demographic there than Hasbro does on our side.
     
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    The window change makes for a much nicer looking BB.
     
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    How utterly disappointing that the Japanese packaging is the same as the US. I would've loved to see what Takomy did with the movie toy packaging. Oh well, no temptation to buy the same toy twice.
     
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    Bumblebee with clear windows !!


    To the naysayers, and to those who said it was just Hasbro catalog photo... all I have to say is.... BUNG !!
     
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    so much for the rumor of Leader Prime having diecast eh? looks like the US release
     
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    Man what a burn to Japanese fans, I mean even Canada gets French on the packaging, that's just lame. Shame on Tomy for letting TF's slide like that.

    Well the movie doesn't come out till what, end of July there so it could still be in the pipeline, hopefully with some more stuff.
     
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    Wow, some of you prefer a BB with clear windows, less paint apps, yellows that are not matching and missiles that are of a different blue than the windows to a perfect BB with painted windows? Yeah, just, wow. If anything, that Takara BB is UGLIER. Hopefully the metallic finish version will look a bit better.
     
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    Surprising the FABs are the only ones to get unique Japanese packaging. I'll be curious t know how the movie line does in Japan. Seems apparent TakyTomy doesn't expect it to do well enough to merit the "extra paint apps and our own packaging" treatment (with some exceptions), but kudos to them for actually putting forth the line as a full release, rather than as a TRU-exclusive release of a few select molds.
     

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