New Images of Henkei Cyclonus (out-of-package)

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  1. ki1983ng

    ki1983ng Well-Known Member

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  2. Pravus Prime

    Pravus Prime Sorcerer

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    Lookin slick! Glad I've got 'em on preorder at BBTS.
     
  3. Soundwave3k

    Soundwave3k TFW2005 Supporter

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    You know, after getting the Hasbro version, the more I see these pics the more I prefer it over the Henkei. I've already gotten Henkei Megatron, Astrotrain, Skywarp, Onslaught, and Powerglide so it's not a Hasbro bias, but I guess I just like the colors closer to the G1 toy rather than cartoon model.
     
  4. alien

    alien Command

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    The Chrome part is make Cyclonus looking pretty cool....i like it!
     
  5. OptimusPrimeFour

    OptimusPrimeFour Autobot Supreme Comander

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    SOLD , i got him preordered on BBTS too! its sad hasbro is loosing all this fan money to takara , only if habro painted them right.

    ps: last hasbro universe fig i got was silverstreak , and it seems like the next one will be hotshot , every other figure will be from takara because i love what i see so far.
     
  6. Beemer

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    Yeah, man, I've gotten a bunch of classics over the Henkeis, but I gotta go with anime accurate colors FTW!

    ...For the [epic] wolf.
     
  7. Nemesis Liger

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    And so Henkei Cyclonus continues to look awesome. Hasbro Cyc too; although I still think he's a little dark. Really, the only thing that I think would've made both versions better would be if they painted his "ears/horns". (Or maybe cromed them on the Henkei version.)
     
  8. Acteon

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    I love the comparison shots - I'd have to choose Henkei over Classics for the overall look, but I can see the attraction of both. Can't wait for Jan 22nd so I can get an order in!
     
  9. F18Starscream

    F18Starscream Commander of the Skies

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    The Cyclonus from Hasbro in my opinon is a little more dark than the Henkei version. But the Henkei version is right on if you want accurate version of cartoon one.
     
  10. Spartan Prime

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    Eh... a deeper shade of purple for the main color, and I'd have been sold. I'll take grey over that light purple anyday.
     
  11. Rijie78

    Rijie78 Vinyl junkie.

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    Both versions look good in their own way, they really stand out from each other too. Shame the metallic purple of Henkei Cyclonus' wings wasn't used for all the purple sections tho, that would have looked awesome.
     
  12. Liege Prime

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    First, I'm not generally willing to pay three times more for a more cartoon accurate or more chromey paint job. That being said, I STILL try to be honest about which colors I think look better. Like, Sunstreaker Henkei does look better then Hasbros, as does Megatron and Astrotrain. But, despite his more accurateness, I think Hasbro's just looks... cooler. The darker colors and more contrast just seems more eye appealing to me.
     
  13. Takara_destron

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    Beautiful. Gonna get both.
     
  14. Runamuck

    Runamuck Swindle Knows Best

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    If wasn't for all the gray areas that would look better in purple on the Hasbro version, I'd like that version more. But as it is, the Henkei version seems to be the winner. At least in my eyes.
     
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    I prefer the Universe one, not a fan of the light purple color of the henkei, though the chrome is actually kinda nice on this one.
     
  16. Feralstorm

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    Agreed. I look at the comparison pic and Universe Cyclonus looks menacing, while Henkei Cyclonus looks like a lavender bath soap.

    I think my problem with a lot of the 'anime accurate' schemes, especially the ones out of Japan, is the tendency to color the plastic the "fully lit" shade of the cartoon color, instead of interpreting and averaging out the light and shadow. That approach gets you those nasty powder blue hands and feet seen on some Starscream toys.

    just a tiny smidge darker. :) 
     
  17. Stormcrow

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    Eh, its nice, but I prefer the Hasbro color on this.

    I ussually like the Henkei colors more, but that shade of purple makes him looks likes he's dressed for Easter.

    I LOVE the chrome on Nightstick though.
     
  18. trystendaycey

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    Very pleased with my Hasbro version that was less than $9 shipped from HTS. That said, Cyclonus is one of my favorites, and in this case I would consider purchasing both. But it is hard to stomach paying almost 3X for a figure that isn't decisively better.
     
  19. xandromaje

    xandromaje Dorkimus Prime

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    i like the universe version better. the eyes are more menacing than those of the henkei versions.
     
  20. and2ng

    and2ng Examples, Stupid!

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    Having viewed the comparison pictures, I have to say Henkei Cyclonus looks vastly different Universe Cyclonus. I'm seriously considering getting both versions now.
     

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