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Animated Blackout Hasbro and Takara Comparison Gallery

Posted on 04-26-2010 at 04:38 PM by Sol Fury under Animated
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With the May release date for Takara-Tomy's version of Transformers Animated Blackout looming, you might be wondering if now would be a good time to add this Decepticon to your wants list, or hold out for a possible Hasbro release. While we have seen images of both versions of Blackout, you might want to check out this extremely insightful, comprehensive and detailed comparison of the Hasbro and Takara-Tomy versions of Blackout by Deceptigtar of our 2005 Boards. Check out the full comparison by clicking on the discuss button below to see all the differences and decide which one you prefer.
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AndreyOfDoom
I want a Blackout. But if he doesn't get released in the US I do not think I can spend $50+ shipped on a voyager barely taller than a deluxe. Thank you for the review!!!
ORIO
Takara's looks better. Especially with the face. Glad I have him preordered.

Thanks for the review!
Digilaut
I like Hasbro's red much better, as well as the accurate eyes. And on the Takara version , the purple insignia on the side of the helicopter doesn't blend..stands out way too much. To me the only advantage of the Takara one right now is the painted moustache.

Still, I have the Takara one on pre-order..I want this bot bad, one way or another.
Lumpy
dude, thanks for the pics... i think i'm sold on Takara for sure now... he looks so great...
SPLIT LIP
The only thing I like on the Hasbro version over the Takara version is the show-accurate eyes, but I can paint those myself. The takara version wins out for me.
Powersa
nice pics and comparison.
Blackout appeared on the show for how many seconds?
SPLIT LIP
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nice pics and comparison.
Blackout appeared on the show for how many seconds?
Not many. Maybe, if you stretch, a minute.
Cax6ton
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Tail Rotor:
Takara on the left and Hasbro on the left.
turn the second left into a right
Deceptigtar
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Originally Posted by Cax6ton View Post
turn the second left into a right
haha thanks!
Feralstorm
Looking nice, and similar enough overall that I'd be happy enough with either version. The only strong preference I have is for the beady eyes of the Hasbro version, but that's easy enough to change regardless of which version I get.
Pravus Prime
Wow, I'm really liking the Takara version.
Ktulu
Nice pictures as usual, thanks

Aside from the mustache and chest symbol, I think the Hasbro version stacks up just fine. I like the brighter red on that one, as the overall contrast is better. It's more striking.

How sure are we that the 'stache will remain unpainted if Hasbro ever does release their version?
panzerjedi
Takara version want.
Midnight
Great pics. I actually like the smaller eyes on the U.S. version but the colors look great on the Japanese version too.

This whole, are they gonna release them or not thing has got me racking my nerves from a mostly anticipation standpoint.

I want these last few TFA figures so bad but am I gonna have to get the Japanese versions in the end or what?

My Animated collection is one of the beefiest of my TF collections and i'm super happy with all of them. Theyr fun to collect.
DJW107PRIME
I think I'll save for Universe/Generations but fond wishes to all who want this.
Big Filipino
Anyone know where can I still preorder the Takara version?
Paxtin
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Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
The only thing I like on the Hasbro version over the Takara version is the show-accurate eyes, but I can paint those myself. The takara version wins out for me.
I agree, I think the little red pupils give him a lot more personality.

Personally I can wait and see if this guy comes out over here. As far as TFA figures go, I'm more interested in getting me an Arcee and Rodimus.
MidnightBliss
I like them both. I just want one.
deliciouspeter
Hey thanks for these shots...looks awesome. I hope to get a hold of one somehow!
-l-AYATOLLAH-l-
From the pics its doesn't really look like the Hasbro version is a finished product as far as paint apps go. There is no way that 'con symbol on his chest is what we will see on the final product if Hasbro does get this out for a US release. The whole head looks like it was just hand painted so I'm sure he will get his mustache colored on the finished version.
Optimus Prime
Glad I preordered the Takara one; it looks great!
Deceptigtar
for those wondering too about the hasbro version, this is the second one I have owned and the face and con symbol have both been the same.

also if you can find pics from botcon when he was shown it does show the same CON symbol but with a painted mustache. so who knows what will be final, but Im betting whats in these pics is it.

resource section has a pic.
Mixmasterjay
I love the Takara rotorblades. The different shades make them look much cooler.
Harbinger
to me the Hasbro version has better eyes, but the Takara version wins out overall. now to wait till may for my preorder comes in.
MekaGojira3k
I did the Hasbro eyes better, but mostly the Takara version wins.
I wish the decepticon logos on his wings were more like the Hasbro version.
G1Wheeljack
I'm actually liking Takara's better, which is good seeing as I'm geting that one(I don't trust the retailers on anything beyond Rodimus & Ironhide)
BScorpinok75
Takara Blackout looks good.
The Crooked Man
I've gone with Takara for Henkei and Masterpiece, but I like the Hasbro version of TFA, including Blackout here. I feel like their color choices are more show-accurate. Even if they aren't, all my TFA are Hasbro so far, and I think their Blackout coloration would be more consistent with everybody else in my collection. So if we could get a firm commitment they're going to release this guy, I could relax.
CapnScumbone
I'm not sure which version has the most Diabeetus...I'm torn.
jorod74
glad i pre-ordered.

i like the brighter red on the tail rotor, and maybe the eyes are a bit more intimidating.

but ya know...i am still getting a Blackout.
at this point in the Army-Navy game, i am just glad to be getting one.
i won't be empty handed when Hasbro decides against it or makes it a SDCC exclusive or something.

and if they do. well, hells bells, I can afford one more.

in the end the Takara looks like pure secks cause we know he's coming.
Smasher
Is the Hasbro version even coming out?
Dran0n
I hope this dude comes out in the U.S. I don't care which one I get, I just want one.
[Wing_Saber-X]
Painted "facial hair" FTW!

Also the purple Con symbol = done deal!
influence82
Do the blades have a spin mechanism like Movie Voyager Blackout or do they move freely?
VitaminZinc
Yeah, I just want one. I've got the Takara one preordered, but if they said that it was coming out FOR SURE from Hasbro, I'd drop my preorder in a second.

I can paint the mustache myself.
Chopperface
I don't care, I'll get whichever one I can. Guess Takara's got me on this one.
BB Shockwave
I like Hasbro's version better, with the small beady evil eyes... Plus, the gold paint makes him look like he has a moustache, while those are actually mandibles.
Deceptigtar
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Do the blades have a spin mechanism like Movie Voyager Blackout or do they move freely?
no gimmick, they move freely.
Hiro Prime
Is it just me, or does the Takara one look a little like Hulk Hogan to anyone else?
Neo-Bombshell
I pass. I never liked the Animated line, but I was interested on this mold. Sad to say I don't like it. Eventough the Takara Version looks better.
Lumpy
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Is it just me, or does the Takara one look a little like Hulk Hogan to anyone else?
dude, we need a picture of Blackout giving Magnus a leg drop STAT!!!

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Originally Posted by Neo-Bombshell View Post
I pass. I never liked the Animated line, but I was interested on this mold. Sad to say I don't like it. Eventough the Takara Version looks better.
woah dude! i never see you post here anymore... guess our paths just don't cross as much anymore...



EDIT: holy hell... i didn't just double post, i dropped 7... wtf... a septuple post...

edit: all gone now... that was weird...
Soundman006
What!!! come on Hasbro!
col
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Anyone know where can I still preorder the Takara version?
I'm wondering this too. Seems like it's sold out everywhere.

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