New pics of Japanese DOTM toys

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  1. Gaokaiser

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    nice to see takara-tomy balancing their expensive price with more details to their paint apps
     
  3. Runamuck

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    Those first two images look very Hasbro-like because they're so photoshopped. That said, I can't wait for their Skyhammer. I hope they give him a slightly different paint job.
     
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    Meh.
     
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    Arceemia looks nice, but too similar to original ROTF release for purchase.
     
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    I like Swipe
     
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    Are you being sarcastic? Because...

    I'd say it's impossible to tell without in hand pics.
     
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    Sweet. Sideswipe looks awesome. :D 
     
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    what Optimus is that? Looks non-transforming.
     
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    Don't get too excited guys - that's just Hasbro's stock photo of Sideswipe. From what little we have seen (Sentinel Prime, Bumblebee, Voyager Prime trailer), TakaraTomy equivalents of DOTM toys appear to not be any more painted up than Hasbro's versions.

    Most of these pics are Hasbro packaging stock photos. For the movie lines, TakaraTomy usually doesn't put in any more paint than Hasbro does, outside of random special cases like Red Rampage or extra-expensive toys like Buster Prime.

    The higher cost for things outside of America is due to economic factors beyond my comprehension, but low prices in the United States probably has to do with American retailers keeping prices artificially low.
     
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    I'm excited to see more pictures.

    So far Takara's main line movie bots have always been identical to Hasbro's. If there was ever a time where we needed them to stop doing that, it would be now.

    I hope it turns out they have painted Sideswipe. I don't think it's possible to tell from this photo though.
     
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    Holy shit, I want those incredibly-detailed Prime and Bumblebee figures. :jawdropper: 
     
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    Could also be a volume thing. The US is one the the largest markets in the world. Maybe the largest- I don't know how well Transformers sell in India and China. The more you manufacture, generally the cheaper you're able to do it.

    This may not be why, but there's a good chance it is.

    The other question is does Takara run their movie bots in the same batches as Hasbro does, or separately? Obviously they run most of their lines separately since so many of the toys aren't quite the same, but as you said the movie bots don't seem to vary. If they ran them in the same batches, then this would shoot down my theory (unless their movie bots are cheaper than other Takara lines).
     
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    It's the Robo-Power Robo Fighters Optimus Prime. From what I've gathered it's like a mini-Powerbot.

    There's been the occasional variations - 2007 Beater Bumblebee with the clear windows instead of painted plastic and the black version of Incinerator spring to mind.

    Barricade makes it clear Takara-Tomy's intention is to run with the movie accurate colours and not do the white bits that Hasbro has to do for cost - I thought they might but nice to see more evidence pointing that way. I'll have to preorder that one, the design is nice and if Japan's getting the screen accurate one I care enough about a black spoiler to want to pay the extra.
     
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    meh
     
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    It's Stealth Force Barricade, not Deluxe Barricade.
     
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    Nice to see have a better look at Arcee. Will definitely be getting Hasbro's release of her. I like that the blue is darker than the original Chromia release, and the addition of the Mechtech weapon helps balance out the huge gun-arm she has.

    Honestly, I really like Sideswipe's Mechtech weapon, but I have absolutely no interest in the figure itself. Hopefull I'll either be able to find someone who doesn't want it to buy it off of them, or it gets repainted with another figure (like Thundercracker comes with a repaint of Roadbuster's Mechtech).
     
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    Sideswipe yes, others meh.
     
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    That Sideswipe weapon is the dumbest thing ever.

    Gun that shoots.... blade. Huh.
     

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