What do the Japanese think of Downshift?

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  1. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm curious...now that we have him as an exclusive, does anyone know what they think about him? Are they drooling over it, or do they think it's a sucky pea green monster?
     
  2. Predaking

    Predaking Well-Known Member

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    They may not even know its existence..

    btw how many Cybertron toys we have/will have that didn't come out in Galaxy Force line? And which of the toys are characters that weren't part of the show?
     
  3. Dark Magnus

    Dark Magnus Your opinion is wrong!

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    Show Characters:
    Quickmix(Blender)
    Menasor(Moledive)
    Dark Crumplezone(Armbullet)

    Non-show:
    Hardtop
    Brushguard
    Armorhide
    Swindle
    Swerve
    Excellion
    Downshift
    Override GTS
    Repugnus
    Shortround
    Skyshadow
    Skywarp
    Wreckloose
    Cannonball

    I'm sure I'm missing some
     
  4. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Downshift will probably come out as a "U.S. Edition" figure in japan. The same way Energon Towline came out over there.
     
  5. Primevil

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    And most of the Mini-Cons.
     
  6. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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  7. Napjr

    Napjr <b><font color=gold>Mr. Internet</font><br><font c Veteran

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    Believe it or not, but many jap transfans, prefer Hasbro over Takara (just like in the west, seems to be the other way...)

    and well, i doubt they dont have internet access...
     
  8. Valkysas

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    thinking the japanese fans might not know about a hasbro exclusive is like thinking US fans wont know about takara's exclusives.
     
  9. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    Autobase Aichi is covering all the news from the US that affect toys that either aren't confirmed for Japan yet, or are not going to be released in Japan at all.

    And someone at the TF Image Board already got his hands on a Downshift sample before the toy even came out.
     
  10. Dark Magnus

    Dark Magnus Your opinion is wrong!

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    Der, how could I forget Dark Scorponok, he's sitting on the book case next to my computer desk :LOL

    also forgot about unicron, I considered the mini-cons, but I was thinking more along the lines of basics and up.
     
  11. Ktulu

    Ktulu Whoosh TFW2005 Supporter

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    I never really figured the Japanese fans would like Hasbro stuff better. That's crazy. I guess the only way for a transfan to truly be happy is to get rich and buy all versions of everything EVER.

    To those of you who do that and afford it, BLAH :( 

    :D  Maybe it'll be me one day! WTF kind of life goal is that, geez
     
  12. grimlock321

    grimlock321 smashin' bashin' bot

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    while we're talking about downshift, which totally rocks, what kind of car is he? he has a classic car look but i cant tell which one. or is it a mish-mash of classics so hasbro doesnt have to pay the car manufacturer, i.e. RID x-brawn?
     
  13. RandomFerret

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    You know what we should do? The 2005 boards should hook up with a Japanese transformers collecting forum, and have a cross-pacific trade forum! Want a robot masters Victory Saber? Trade it for a Dark Scorponok! Find a guy who prefers the 20th anniversary prime paint apps and get a MP Convoy for it!
     
  14. e3nine

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    I know US exclusive toys are resold by e-Hobby as "USA editions" ... I have no idea how well they sell though.

    I can only imagine things like Star Wars TF's and Dark Crumplezone are pretty popular, if not in high demand.
     
  15. Valkysas

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    I really like the international trade forum idea. that'd be really cool.

    EDITED TO REMOVE TEMPORARY STUPIDITY.
     
  16. Renidragon

    Renidragon Toys on my table!

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    Not at all. G1 Tracks was a Stingray. I went to high school with a guy who had one. In blue, too. Looked just like Tracks, minus the flame sticker. It was pretty badass.
     
  17. Gen. Magnus

    Gen. Magnus Everything is Awesome

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    It looks like a 1971 Plymouth Cuda w/ a slightly different front end to me.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Valkysas

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    FUCK. that what I meant to say. why the hell did I say stingray instead?
     
  19. Nevermore

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    Not all are being sold by e-Hobby. Some are available from TRU Japan, such as "Super" (Supreme) Starscream, some are available from Toy's Dream Project (Energon Ultra Magnus), some from Jusco and some from TF Station stores.

    Autobase Aichi has a pretty much complete list of "USA Editions" here (in Japanese only, sorry). He seems to be missing Primal Prime (TRU Japan exlusive), though.
     
  20. grimlock321

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    thanks GM that looks like the right car if not the closest match.
     

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