USA Edition Masterpiece Starscream?

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Nevermore, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. Nevermore

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    Huh....it looks like Hasbro isn't the only one releasing an anime colored one then.
     
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    Looks like it to me. Hard to see the back of the jet mode, but I think I can see all the carbon scoring.

    *edit: it would help if I could read Kanji of course*
     
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    The header says "USA Edition". Baring a few exceptions, that essentially the Hasbro toy in a Hasbro box with an additional Japanese sticker on the box, with the toy being a Japanese store exclusive. So you'd be better of just buying the Wal*Marte xclusive Hasbro version unless you really want to pay through the nose for an extra sticker on the box.
     
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    That one looks absolutely clean though ... I'm looking for the air brake streaks and they're not there.
     
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    Yup, saw this on F2F. They have it for preorder(right above MP Skywarp):

    http://www.fantofan.jp/earlybirdsp.htm

    I want this figure bad, real bad. Also it is cheaper than BBTS.

    Edit: Also noticed this: "Weathering & Marking expected to be different from US released version"
     
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    Ok. I didn't even try to translate the page, lol. It makes sense. If I do get him, I will be getting him from my local Walmart, and he'll be dyed black as soon as I could, and turned into Skywarp.
     
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    im so gettin him heres a link from the transformers website that explains that he is a walmart exclusive
     
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    Yeah, when I first read the title of the thread I was betting it was a USA edition. Too bad too because I like the Japanese MP boxes.
     
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    eeeeehhh??!!!

    i'd actually prefer a non-dirty one actually.
     
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    i like the weathering of the black smoke it looks cool
     
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    :throw 
    This thread is not about the Wal*Mart exclusive Hasbro release, though. it's about the, erm, Takara version of the Hasbro version. :throw 

    EDIT: Wrong emoticon.
     
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    actually its the walmart!
     
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    ARGH

    YES, Hasbro will release Masterpiece Starscream as a Wal*Mart exclusive.

    But Takara will also do their OWN version of the Hasbro version. And THAT is what this thread is about.
     
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    :lolol 
     
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    o :redface2: :eek: 

    well anyway.... is there any differences from the takara and hasbro other than the damage/weathering?
     
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    So basically we can expect the same "weathering" on it? If it's a clean edition without the crap burn marks then Takara will get 2 orders from me instead of Hasbro.
     
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    Hmm, in the UK the cost of getting one of these will probably be the same whether it comes from the US or Japan... So Japan it is. I like Japan better.

    BTW Fan to Fan says:

    Comes in original US packaging.Weathering & Marking expected to be different from US released version.

    Steve.
     
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    Yeah, but how different? It looks to be substantially reduced or gone altogether. Which for me is good news. :D 
     
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    I can see one other main difference. The nosecone on the Takara USA Edition is blue, IIRC the Hasbro version has a silver/grey nosecone doesn't it?

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=135630

    Also, the scan is very small but the blue fins appear to have the red "F" pattern stripes on them, I don't recall the Hasbro one having that, the Hasbro fin patter looked more like G1 Thundercracker's.

    I'm looking for more pictures of the Hasbro one to try and verify.

    EDIT: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=142636&highlight=hasbro+masterpiece

    Again, not totally conclusive though.

    All the best
    Maz
     
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