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Transformers Animated toys launched in Japan

Posted on 03-27-2010 at 11:16 AM by Sol Fury under Animated
Megatron-Optimus-Two-Pack
Transformers Animated has been released at retail in Japan! The first assortment of the line, consisting of the five main Autobots and Decepticons Starscream and Megatron. All seven were purchased by Masabon of our 2005 Boards, who has also shared with us scans of the tech spec cards that accompany each of the toys. The Tech Spec cards as previously reported interact with a Transformers Animated arcade game being produced by Sega.

Also released in Japan are the campaign exclusive Revenge of the Fallen EZ Collection toys, Infiltrator Soundwave, Defender Optimus Prime and Shanghai Attack Demolishor.
Views: 5,356 / Credit: Masabon of the 2005 Boards!

Images for Transformers Animated toys launched in Japan

Bumblebee-Techs-Back
Bumblebee-Techs-Front
Campaign-Toys
Ironhide-Techs-Back
Ironhide-Techs-Front
Megatron-Techs-Back
Megatron-Techs-Front
Optimus-Techs-Back
Optimus-Techs-Front
Other-Toys
Prowl-Techs-Back
Prowl-Techs-Front
Ratchet-Techs-Back
Ratchet-Techs-Front
Starscream-Techs-Back
Starscream-Techs-Front
Tech-Spec-Cards
DrillBIT
I heard the mold for Optimus is slightly different then the US release.

EDIT: or is that just the paint job difference?
Fit For natalie
Do you know what Japanese fans are saying about Animated? Do they like the new style?



Weird coincidence: Back in 2001 when Hasbro imported Car Robots as Robots in Diguise, it used a mostly red packaging with reverse colour faction logos - mostly silver Autobot and Decepticon/Predacon symbols. Looks like TakaraTomy is doing the same thing.
Bgrngod
That packaging is really nice. So pertay.
Deceptigtar
i just want that demolishor and soundwave legends!
Masabon
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Originally Posted by Fit For natalie View Post
Do you know what Japanese fans are saying about Animated? Do they like the new style?



Weird coincidence: Back in 2001 when Hasbro imported Car Robots as Robots in Diguise, it used a mostly red packaging with reverse colour faction logos - mostly silver Autobot and Decepticon/Predacon symbols. Looks like TakaraTomy is doing the same thing.
The Japanese volunteer watched ANIMATED using YouTube and NIKONIKODOUGA. It is long-awaited Japanese development. I like ANIMATED.
Masabon
It is a card attached to the toy. I am going to link an arcade game of SEGA.
Sage o' G-fruit
Bumblebee looks absolutely gorgeous. He's the only one who's worth the import price IMHO.
[Wing_Saber-X]
Bumblebee is awesome-sauce.

Also, Megs and Prime 2 pack =
Spongezilla
I need those EZ collection figs... hey, he has 2 Demolishers... now there's only 118 left....
AMG
Japan is so lucky, they always get awesome character cards with their TFs.
ams
What all hit retail in Japan today?

I see Cliffjumper there, so was it TA-01 through TA-10? How many of the 2-packs?

EDIT: NM, Allspark had it:

Quote:
The first wave of figures include Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Ironhide (Bulkhead), Ratchet, Prowl, Cliffjumper, Megatron, Starscream, Blackarachnia, Lockdown, and Dirge. Optimus VS Megatron, Bumblebee VS Starscream, and Ratchet VS Lockdown
Masabon
I opened ANIMATED RATCHET for Japan.A symbol and the hue of the body became bright."Lockdown" of the image is for USA.

AUTOBOTS RATCHET:オートボット・ラチェット
Function:オートボット救急医療員

motto(JAPAN ver.)
『じっとしてなさい、少しも痛くないから。』

Strength    :5
Intelligence  :9
Speed     :6          
Endurance   :7          
Rank      :5           
Courage    :10         
Firepower   :4
Skill      :10
Feralstorm
Making Animated Ratchet all brightly colored and shiny seems ... wrong somehow.
Pravus Prime
Wow, tech spec filled character cards. Nerd that I am, I love stuff like that.
Masabon
The symbol in her chest is red. This is a characteristic of AUTOBOTS appearing in ANIMATED(JAPAN ver). I think that this image is an official thing.
Masabon
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Originally Posted by ams View Post

How many of the 2-packs?

EDIT: NM, Allspark had it:
setA optimus VS megatron 7350Yen
setB bumblebee VS starscream 5985Yen
setC ratchet VS lockdown 4725Yen
setD Ironhide VS soundwave 5985Yen
setE Prowl VS blitzwing 5985Yen

There are many shops which 20% are the prices that I discounted and can purchase from 10% in the Japanese big toy shop and household appliance general merchandising store.

I prepared an image of Cliffjumper.
I introduce an image with DIRGE.
SPLIT LIP
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Originally Posted by Feralstorm View Post
Making Animated Ratchet all brightly colored and shiny seems ... wrong somehow.
Though he is more accurate, now.

Well, minus the metallic paint.
FreshDebesh
I like how Megatron is a Decepticon Tyrant. Best. Function. Ever.
Feralstorm
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Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
Though he is more accurate, now.

Well, minus the metallic paint.
Aside from a properly-colored Autobot symbol, based on what?
Kando
Wow, I wish I had the extra money for these. I really like the packaging.
Miggytron
BBTS has my Japanese Activator Cliffjumper in! Woot!
Masabon
I took a pose of ANIMATED in STARSCREAM of the toy.
Sage o' G-fruit
Starscream is still a pass for me.
03Mach1
So shiney!! If I was collecting anything other than G1, I'd be all over these.
Masabon
As for the image size, are 300*500 right? Roger.
Cal
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Originally Posted by Sage o' G-fruit View Post
Bumblebee looks absolutely gorgeous. He's the only one who's worth the import price IMHO.
I agree. He looks better than ever. He looks like a gold bug!
KAGE
I seen these at my collectors shop, think I'm going to pick up Optimus soon. As for anyone else, I'll wait till the Elite Guard characters come out. Thats what I'm excited to see :]

I sure hope they fix the hand issue on this woman!
Masabon
I introduce a photograph of Lockdown.A chest has the additional painting to an arm. A pipe and the engine are metallic silver.

Lockdown:ロックダウン
Function:Decepticons Bounty Hunter:ディセプティコン・バウンティーハンター

motto(JAPAN ver.)
『逃げてみろ、狩る楽しみが増えるだけだ!』

Strength    :7
Intelligence  :8
Speed     :8          
Endurance   :8        
Rank      :4           
Courage    :8       
Firepower   :7
Skill      :10

His vehicle mode is introduced with a "muscle car(マッスルカー)" "illegal remodeling car(違法改造車)".
It is the information of 2channels, but a rumor with
"Akio Otuka(大塚 明夫)" streams down the voice actor of Lockdown.
I report the story of the voice actor if I can confirm a followup.
Soundscream
I don't like most of the japanese Animated. Maybe because I'm used to the western versions, but still... Why shiny metallic paint? I also don't like the packaging. It's just not Animated. I'm only getting the Japan exclusives if I like them.
influence82
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Originally Posted by Soundscream View Post
I don't like most of the japanese Animated. Maybe because I'm used to the western versions, but still... Why shiny metallic paint? I also don't like the packaging. It's just not Animated. I'm only getting the Japan exclusives if I like them.
So TakaraTomy can charge more for their toys and give collectors an incentive to purchase their toys over the Hasbro versions. Many people are attracted to shiny objects.
DrillBIT
Quote:
Originally Posted by Soundscream View Post
I don't like most of the japanese Animated. Maybe because I'm used to the western versions, but still... Why shiny metallic paint? I also don't like the packaging. It's just not Animated. I'm only getting the Japan exclusives if I like them.
Metallic paint is a trademark for Takara products dated back from Microman and Diaclone era (some said it is even further back before those toys).

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Originally Posted by influence82 View Post
So TakaraTomy can charge more for their toys and give collectors an incentive to purchase their toys over the Hasbro versions. Many people are attracted to shiny objects.
Price for toys have always been expensive in Japan.
Among fans Takara is known to produce "cheap" toys for many years. Since they cannot use die-cast for their toys (due to budget reason and don't want to follow Bandai's chogokin toys. Their best toy ever with metal parts is the magnet combiners) they will use chrome and metallic paint to make the toy look "heavier" and "sturdier".
Soundscream
That doesn't take away I don't like them.......
Tober
Looks like Japanese TF:A Arcee has been released.

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