Takara Transformers Universe 2008 Ultra released

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  1. Autobreadticon

    Autobreadticon Well-Known Member

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  2. Thundershot

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    Wait wait wait... they're being released in US packaging???!? I didn't expect that...
     
  3. Beastbot X

    Beastbot X The Toad Knows.

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    Sweet, my BBTS should get my Powerglide in soon, then.
     
  4. Draven

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    Silverbolt looks good. Onslaught looks good.
    Powerglide looks really silly.
     
  5. chuckcjc

    chuckcjc Wheeljack Engineer Corp.

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    All three look great. Powerglide's package is wonky, because the kept the original artwork.
     
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    That's what "USA edition" means. Hasbro packaging with some Kanji stickers on the box.
     
  7. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    I know what "USA Edition" means. I just thought they were being released in the Henkei line. It never even dawned on me that they were USA Edition but with different paint aps...
     
  8. Laser_Optimus

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    Yeah, that's a bit unusual. Usually USA Edition just means USA figure with some kanji on the package. I can only think of one other time that something liked that happened... with the Red version of Powerlinx Thrust... though we were originally supposed to get that one state side as a running change that never ended up taking place.
     
  9. Nevermore

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    Some stores always put out toys a few days earlier. Official release is Thursday, which is a little more than 24 hours away in Japan. ;) 

    Meanwhile, several "European" countries did get red Powerlinx Thrust... starting with Israel (!).
     
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    Laser_Optimus Your opinion was noted. Now get lost. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah, that was fun. How many different places did we end up seeing that guy? Shame really (well, good for those countries, sucks for the US).
     
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    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    Aside from Israel, I got confirmations from Italy, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom.

    FFN also found him in a store in Australia, also in European packaging.
     
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    I didn't thik they'd be released in US packaging, in hindsight I should have expected it.
     
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    Same as the USA Edition Masterpiece Starscream :) 
     
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    Oh super sweet!

    Can't wait for my Powerglide to come in, that red looks real good on him.
     
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    So... I am a little new here....

    Does that mean they are being released for US retail? When?

    I was thinking about getting Stormcloud, but seeing Red Powerglide has changed my mind.
     
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    Question; why?

    I thought these things were coming out in henki anyway.
     
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    The "USA Edition" does not sound right at all... since the colors don't match...
     
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    I don't know... I think I might be re-sold on this repaint. I lost interest when some of the pics we saw a few months ago showed next to no detailing and the red appeared to be more of a pinky/orange, but now it's looking pretty good since the red seems deeper.

    No. All it means is that they're being released in Japan using the original Hasbro (aka USA) packaging as opposed to Takara's own Henkei packaging.

    You won't see these versions on US store shelves, but you can order them through some of the online outlets like BBTS, TFSource, etc.
     
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    I'm kinda getting tired of the cartoon movie accurate US/Japanese packaging stuff. Besides the main issue money (cause we're all suckers) why can't we get the packaging, color decos and names right the first time.
     
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    wtf hasbro. you assholes! same thing all over again with the premium series for the movie. give us the crap first so eveyone will buy it and than release it in the colors we'd much prefer later???
     

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