I recently received my shipment of Japanese exclusive toys and noticed subtle differences between the packaging and variations of Takara and Hasbro toys. This thread will show and discuss variations between the two companies releases of Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Toys. First I will start with ROTF leader Class Optimus Prime. Takara designates it as RA-01. The box is the same with Takara adding Japanese labeling. The toy itself has one minor difference in the part that connects the neck to the chest below the head. Hasbro has it red and Takara has it grey, more movie accurate. With RA-03 Deluxe Bumblebee (commonly called preview Bumblebee), there is no difference in the toy, just the packaging is different. I believe with all Takara deluxes, they only use tape to wrap the blister around the card. There is no glue used as with Hasbro. EDIT: Soundwave and Bumblebee were a mass release and only Legends Mudflap and the Fallen were exclusive to Lawson's stores. RD-04 Deluxe Soundwave (or preview Soundwave) has a noticeable variation. Also an exclusive in Japan, notice that Ravage in the Takara version is stored in Soundwave's missile launcher in the back. There is also a rubber band keeping his chest open. The presentation looks a little better than Hasbro's: Bumblebee came with Legends/EZ Collection Mudflap and Soundwave came with Legends/EZ Collection The Fallen. The toys and packaging are the same as their Hasbro counterparts except for the Japanese Labeling. The Takara versions also have instructions and propaganda in the back of the toys. As with all EZ collection toys, there are no Takara collector's numbers (RA-XX or RD-XX). I do not have the Hasbro versions but you can figure out the difference easily. Takara's Tokyo Toy Show 2009 Exclusive Optimus Prime is the exactly the same as Hasbro's Voyager Optimus Prime with exception of the missing Chinese characters. There is no Takara collector's number for this toy. I do not read Japanese, but it does show some exclusive thing on the labeling. For RA-24 Leader Buster Optimus Prime, not only is the toy made differently but the packaging is entirely customized. There are no stickers on RA-24: everything you see on the box is printed just for this toy. Here I am comparing it with RA-01, since RA-01 has the exact same packaging as Hasbro with the exception of the Japanese labels. Also in these pictures you can tell the difference between having a sticker and not having a sticker. Notice that the window shades are placed in a movie accurate position (I did not move them). The "Try me" button text is also black, making it hard to see but was probably used to appear better in the background. The only side that is the same. They have another picture of Buster Prime with Jetfire. They advertise all leaders including RA-01. But I do not think that many people would buy RA-01 after they have RA-24. The back of the Buster Prime box is just icing on the cake, as it shows in detail the toy's unique features. No mention of chrome even though you can see it in the picture. The bio and tech specs are the same. They probably wrote the features in English to be consistent, even though it will most likely never be sold by Hasbro.