Takara/Hasbro?

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Greenshadow0, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. Greenshadow0

    Greenshadow0 Well-Known Member

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    Transformers noob here;

    Could someone please explain the differences between Takara and Hasbro and how they are affiliated with eachother?
     
  2. NGW

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    Hasbro=USA, UK, AUS (not sure all who else)
    Takara=Japan

    Simple as that
     
  3. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Takara is in Japan. Hasbro is in the U.S. and other countries. Takara came up with Diaclone toy robots in the early 80's. Hasbro saw them and brought them to the U.S. and called them Transformers. it's been a marriage made in heaven ever since.
     
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    Well for one they are seperate corporate entities. They've been partners since the 60's (GI Joe was released in Japan by Takara). Transformers was born when Hasbro released Takara's Diaclone car robots and Microman micro change toys. I'm not positive, but as far as I know all TF's are engineered by Takara. Hasbro and Takara both have input into the toy designs.
     
  5. Greenshadow0

    Greenshadow0 Well-Known Member

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    Ahh, I see now.

    Thanks. :thumb 
     
  6. General Tekno

    General Tekno Self-Styled #1 Lugnut Fan

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    I think Takara engineers them, but Hasbro does a LOT of the design work nowadays.
     
  7. The Asp

    The Asp Are we having fun yet?

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    Or.

    Hasbro--> G.i. Joe

    G.i. Joe --> Takara

    Takara --> Hensin Robo

    Henshin Robo --> Microman

    Microman --> Micro change + Diaclone

    Micro change + Diaclone + Hasbro = Transformers.
     
  8. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Takara is Asian,Hasbro is everywhere.
     

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