Takara's new focus

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Nevermore, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    The translated quote "deformer characters" merely means they'll be transformable toys, probably confirmation that the toyline for the movie will be released by Takara as well in some shape or form. When using online translation programs like Babelfish, the word for "transform" often gets mauled into "deform".

    http://www.ipc-tokai.or.jp/cgi-bin/a-nikki.cgi?snakas

    The originating link, for anyone who knows enough Japanese to attempt their own translation.
     
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    Those wacky Asians....
     
  4. JusticeSabre

    JusticeSabre FLUKE the SYSTEM.

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  5. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    I trust Quez, who is a native japanese speaker, enough not to confuse "transforming" for "super-deformed"... And I think Fang speaks Japanese as well.
     
  6. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Ah, fair enough. You know the source better than I do, I've just seen that happen a lot before now. SD Movie characters? Perhaps the return of Myclones?
     
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    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    I thought this was the announcement of an all new BT based on a Ford Focus. :( 

    -Tony!
     
  8. Weremole

    Weremole Whack-a-mole Avenger

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    Transformers plushies, everydayitem-formers and SD movie TFs.

    Yeah, I'd say I'm pretty much in heaven. Or will be.

    Now... The other is a very curious statement. I don't think "Soccer Convoy" and "Guitartron" is a good idea but I doubt that's what they have in mind. XD

    Maybe its more theme related than form related. Or maybe its like a covert introduction of the toy plans for Heroes. Who knows.
     
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    Atomsplitter Needs a new title.

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    Actually, I think "Guitartron" could be awesome.
     
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    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wait, that doesn't sound cool? Where's that KA .38 Special Metroplex? I'll take TFs that RAWK over pink cassettes any day. :p 
     
  11. MagnusPrimal

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    So, no more reissues?
    This makes me sad.
     
  12. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    Neato! This means next to nothing to me! :) 
     
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    IACON "That's Vector Sigma?" TFW2005 Supporter

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    No more reissues ?
    That sucks.... big time.
     
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    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm not seeing anything that explicitly states anything one way or the other on reissues. Am I missing something, or are people taking no statement as a negative?
     
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    Did I miss something? Where'd the reissues get mentioned?

    An absence of a mention of reissues might mean they're not any round the corner, not done completely.

    The items mentioned sound like they're for a younger age group, to me anyway, rather than being aimed at a more mature collectors market (like Takara said they would focus on after the merger).

    Where does this statement leave us, when Takara's recent stated desire was to focus on that collectors market, and after just three Kissplay, MP Megs, MP Starscream, and Black Convoy?

    Am I asking too many questions? :) 
     
  16. MagnusPrimal

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    Well, I suppose absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, but considering they haven't mentioned anything about reissues for quite a while, and then with what they have mentioned...
    I have little hope.
     
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    SD versions of the movie toys would probably look a lot better than normal ones.
     

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