Why no United Thunderwing?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Runamuck, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. Runamuck

    Runamuck Swindle Knows Best

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    As the Title states, why hasn't Takara made a United Thunderwing yet? Does anyone have any info or can anyone point to a post where it says why they haven't? They have done almost every other RTS/Generations figure, or are planning on it. Seems a bit odd.
     
  2. Alejandro27

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    Same reason there's no United Skullgrin.
     
  3. Auto Morph

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    Maybe it's the same reason why we never got a Henkei deluxe Cliffjumper or Voyager Ultra Magnus? Now I'm not saying I know what that reason is, but maybe it's the same reason...
     
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    I would think it's because he's not a well known character in Japan, but then again they're releasing Straxus. I dunno.

    Maybe they're waiting for Hasbro to announce Black Shadow...?
     
  5. G1Wheeljack

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    That is a good question, I wonder why.
    I'm assuming the reason those figures didn't get Henkei releases is becuase they're repaints, which the line wasn't really doing at the time.
     
  6. process

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    United is only at it's second wave -- give it some time, they've got plenty of catching up to do.
     
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    No but in the end Henkei was flooded with repaints, so they could have gone back and done them if they really wanted to.

    Maybe it's something to do with having a certain number of places to fill in each wave and them sacrificing some figures as there just isn't enough room? Pure speculation on my part of course.
     
  8. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    Yep. They are a few waves behind and with the movie coming up, we may not see the rest of United until the end of 2011 or the beginning of 2012.
     
  9. Runamuck

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    And why is that? I don't understand.
     
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    Same goes to Warpath..I do not think we will get it as United or TAkara version.

    That is why I picked up 2 skullgrin
     
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    As some as said above, united is behind and I see it continuing a little bit when the movie starts. Reflector hasn't been anounced for the rts line yet so there's just things that haven't been planned yet for the following months ahead.
     
  12. PikaManiac

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    Since when was Henkei! Henkei! flooded with repaints?

    If you don't count the exclusives which do not have proper numbering in the Henkei! Henkei! line, there are no mindless repaints in Henkei! Henkei!

    If remold is the new repaint, we might not see Skullgrin and friends in United. Skullgrin still reeks of Straxus you know, and judging from their past releases, the Japanese hate to release stuff like that unless its movie stuff or they have proper meaning like Starscream and friends.
     
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    Huh. Hadn't thought about that, but that's a good one. Black Shadow is obviously going to be more popular in the Japanese market than Thunderwing.
     
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    Why would you think that? In what way are they the same? One is a pretender reference who only ever had a character fleshed out in comics, that gets a retool of another comic character's toy.

    The other is Warpath. Fair amount of screen-time in G1, and only has a Legends Class figure to speak of from two years ago.

    Takara is going to release Warpath.
     
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    Skullgrin was called Dauros in Japan. He was a feature character in Masterforce. They're probably holding off on him until Black Shadow is retooled; I could see the two of them being sold in some kind of Masterforce 2-pack set. That'd be hella great. Though you do propose a great question; sorry my answer was but mere speculation.

    ~Z
     
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    Prowl, Smokescreen,streak? Sideswipe, sunstreaker? ratchet, ironhide? what do you call those?
     
  17. QmTablit

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    Ah. Still haven't made it though Headmasters yet.
     
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    Accurate representations of their cartoon character models.
     
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    ...

    I have no idea how to give a polite reply.
     
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    sorry, correction, I picked up 2 thunderwing!
     

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