New Taiwan TF Catalog

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  1. prime roller

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    2nd catalog pics on Page 3
    3rd catalog pics on Page 3
    4th catalog pics (for 2015) on Page 4
    5th catalog pics (from Nov. 2015) on Page 4
    6th catalog (Titans Return) page 4, posts #33 & #34

    Because I loved looking at the Sears catalog when I was a kid, I thought I'd share this catalog I picked up at Toys R Us today. I especially like these because they also have the Chinese (Taiwan version) names.

    Every time a new Transformers toy line hits the shelves here in Taiwan, it's accompanied by one of these cool little catalogs.

    This one's main feature is the Beast Hunters line. Also featured are some newer stuff from the Generations: Fall of Cybertron, Bot Shots, Rescue Bots, and Kre-O lines.

    Things of note:
    -The Beast Hunters artwork and write ups at the beginning.
    -Some new Bot Shots that I don't recall seeing before, like Optimus (jump), Megatron (spin), Stormrazor (jump), Skywarp (flip), Inferno [in yellow(?), maybe it's Energon Inferno V, aka Roadblock][wrong faction symbol], Hound [wrong faction symbol], the Warpath launcher, and the 3-pack with Cindersaur, Optimus, and clear Jazz.
    -The Rescue Bots toys with the clear blue plastic parts.
    -The cool Chinese names and power ratings throughout.

    Enjoy. Lots of pics.
    (mods: I left the pics big for reading the text, but if they are too big, or just too many, feel free to delete. I can also resize and repost the pics if that is preferred)
     

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  2. prime roller

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    The rest of the pics. The last one is the front and back cover.
     

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    Cool.
     
  4. Shatterpoint

    Shatterpoint Neato

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    That Inferno Botshot might be the most confusing toy in TF history.
     
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    What a shame they didn't call the yellow Sentinel Pyro.

    Getting a good look at Skywarp and Megatron has me very curious for what a true Transformers of those would look like - in fact that's true of many of them.

    Oh and it's still quite fun to note that there's a Cybertron Prime Botshot - and has me wondering if one of the Megatron's is supposed to be Cybertron Megatron (which it slightly resembles).

    That Skywarp though is "sexy" flattened body with forward swept wings that would look really cool as a regular toy me thinks.
     
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    I've said this before but I also wish the Blue Brawl Repaint had been called Tankor and now they have made a "Superbot" version it's mysteriously Blitzwing... surely Blitzwing needs to be a plane ?

    I suspect that's Cybertron Scourge too. I do wish they'd had a few more new heads though as some don't really suit who they are supposed to be in my view with someone else's noggin on them.

    That Superbot Cliffjumper looks a bit muddled to me too. The ironic thing is that despite them having made far to many of the Ironhide Mould they still have not made a regular Botshot Red Ironhide or Yellow Ratchet (perhaps in Becool though?)
     
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    Loving those beast mode Botshots.
     
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    I thought the cliffjumper 3-pack came out already?
     
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    the battle mask is much less a battle mask, and more of optimus prime *or bumblebee* being oozed by the ninja turtles. :lol 

    is it hasbro's way, of warning us for things to come, with tmant?
     
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    Still no Sideswipe / Red Alert / Sunstreaker Botshots :( 
     
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    Warpy has the wrong symbol too... and where are his buddies? We saw Screamer on a Launcher at Toy Fair, same sculpt... of course poor Cracker WOULD be the one to get snubbed.
     
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    Thanks for sharing,prime roller! I was in Taiwan many years ago, would love to visit again someday.
     
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    Most interesting thing for me is the catalog still features the deluxe BH Scourge design sketch. I would think if that has been cancelled as some people say, then it would've been removed from the catalog?

    EDIT: Or replaced with Vertebreak?
     
  15. prime roller

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    These catalogues often only generally group waves together. And often don't include some things that we already know for sure.

    Your welcome! When visiting next contact me and we can go on the toy hunt!

    Well hopefully it hasn't been cancelled, but I wouldn't go by this catalogues inclusion of his artwork as any real indication. The purpose of these things just seems to be to promote the new toy line, and usually just have a lot of cut & paste of Hasbro's official photos and some other stuff as 'cool' filler.

    These little catalogues are placed in the TF section and are free for the taking. I have a whole bunch from previous lines as well, but they usually don't feature the 'artwork section' that this one has.

    If anyone is interested in knowing the pronunciation of the Chinese names and/or a general idea of what the names mean, I'd be happy to do a little translating action. I would find it quite interesting if someone could share what the commonly used Chinese names are in Mainland China.
    如果有人知道在中國大陸這些人物平常用的名字是什麼,可不可以幫我寫下來?我以前住過北京大概六年可是那時候還沒開始收集玩具,所以還不知道。我還在學中文而且很喜歡相比看不同地方的中文用法。謝謝各位愛好者。
     
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    Dang, that Chase Jazz looks really sick!
     
  18. G1DEVASTATOR

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    Who is Stormrazor? Is he supposed to be like Flamefeather or something?
     
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    I was going by the name somebody else reported for the dragon-bot with the Autobot logo in the catalog. Bear in mind, a great deal of this is conjectural... we're only getting fragments as Hasbro trickles 'em out, and I haven't seen anything new on the street in months.
     
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    I love catalogs like this. I wish I could get my hands on one.
     

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