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Wingblade Optimus Prime And Hydrodive Bumblebee Possibly Set For September Release In Japan

Posted on 04-16-2010 at 12:38 PM by Shin Densetsu under Animated
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Release plans for TakaraTomy's Transformers Animated releases between July-September were taken down but not before Autobot-Aichi was able to obtain them! For those Transformers Animated fans still clinging to hope that Hasbro releases Hydrodive Bumblebee and Wingblade Prime, TakaraTomy might beat them to the punch in Japan. Here are the listings that Autobot Aichi was able to obtain:

7月(July):
  • TA26 メガトロン ライト&サウンド Megatrn 7140yen
  • TA27 ウルトラマグナス ライト&サウンド Ultra Magnus  7140yen
  • TA28 センチネル SENTINEL(SENTINEL PRIME) 2415yen
  • TA29 オートボットジャズ Jazz 2415yen
  • TA30 オートボットブラー Blurr 2415yen
  • TA31 エリートガードバンブルビー Elite Guard Bumblebee  2415yen
  • TA32 レックガー Wreck-Gar  3780yen
  • オプティマスプライム&ロディマス 5250yen(クリアカラーセット)
8月(August):
  • TA33 ホットロディマス Hot Rodimus (Rodimus Minor?) 3780yen
  • TA34 サムライプロール Samurai Prowl 2940yen
  • TA35 ディセプティコンサンストーム Sunstorm 3780yen
  • TA36 スィンドル Swindle 2415yen
  • TA37 ワスピネーター Waspinator 2415yen
  • オプティマスプライムVSメガトロン サイバトロンモード 4725yen
9月(September):
  • TA38 ウイングブレードオプティマスプライム Wingblade Optimus Prime  4725yen
  • TA39 ジェットパックバンブルビー Jet pack Bumblebee 3360yen
  • TA40 ラチェット サイバトロンモード Autobot Ratchet (Cybertron Mode) 2415yen
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theestampede
Hope he is coming out, I was really looking forward to the figure. May end up importing this guy and rodimus.
Fit For natalie
Well, at least people will (eventually) have a way to get these last few Animated toys if Hasbro can't find a way to sell them (retailers have to agree to sell the products before you see them on shelves, and Hasbro can't force them).

Looks like the Wingblade parts will come with the Voyager version of Optimus Prime, judging by the price.
Type-R
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Originally Posted by Fit For natalie View Post
Looks like the Wingblade parts will come with the Voyager version of Optimus Prime, judging by the price.
Samurai Prowl also costs more than a regular deluxe class figure. I wonder what changes or additions (compared to Hasbro's version) would justify the price hike.

Perhaps the shuriken hub caps will be included for TakTom's release or maybe the sidecar wheel will split in two like on the prototype.

Also:

Quote:
7月

オプティマスプライム&ロディマス 5250円(クリアカラーセット)
Translation:

Quote:
July

Optimus Prime & Rodimus 5250 yen (clear color set)
A rather odd pairing since both characters were never shown together in the series. Then again, they're both modern versions of the G1 Primes so I guess it's more of a nostalgia pairing.
caitlindevi
Wingblade prime is supposed to come with a deluxe size Prime but compatable with the voyager...but theres 'jet pack bumblebee' there at around a voyager price too. Will that be Hydrodive Bumblebee?
Masabon
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Originally Posted by caitlindevi View Post
Wingblade prime is supposed to come with a deluxe size Prime but compatable with the voyager...but theres 'jet pack bumblebee' there at around a voyager price too. Will that be Hydrodive Bumblebee?


These information is not settled. I think that a price and the specifications of the article will become clear in future.
Jarodimus
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Originally Posted by caitlindevi View Post
but theres 'jet pack bumblebee' there at around a voyager price too. Will that be Hydrodive Bumblebee?
That's my guess. Its price is less than the other Voyagers'.
Ace Convoy
dang you beat me too it but here is prolly the same but just translated info

Takara Animated Release Dates for Blurr, Rodimus, Clear Optimus + Rodimus, Wingblade Prime and More!
Icespark
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Originally Posted by Masabon View Post
The release plan of ANIMATED toys from July to September was carried by a Japanese shop. (Information is deleted now)
"Autobase Aichi" caught this information.


The shop deleted information! The reliability of these information is unidentified! I pay attention to future information.
Hello! Thank you so much for both the information, and for the hope that these figure might still be released!


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Originally Posted by Fit For natalie View Post
Well, at least people will (eventually) have a way to get these last few Animated toys if Hasbro can't find a way to sell them (retailers have to agree to sell the products before you see them on shelves, and Hasbro can't force them).
Wait, what's to stop Hasbro from releasing the finished figures through either the Hasbrotoyshop website, or the Collector's club website, or both?

I mean, if the figures are finished, there isn't exactly much point in fighting retailers to carry the products, if they have two perfectly fine, and available outlets to carry them.

Or am I applying logic where I shouldn't again?



You know, I also really have to wonder what the clear Rodimus and Optimus will be like. Will they be entirely clear, or, still the same colors just in translucent? If it's the translucent, I'll probably have to try and get them!

Also, Hydrodive Bumblebee!
ORIO
Sweeet. I hope that's true. Hydrodive BB was one of my most anticipated Animated releases. So I he gets released along with Wingblade Prime
SPLIT LIP
Looks like good news on the Animated front. I would expect Wingblade Prime to cost more in Japan, and "Jetpack Bumblebee" sounds good.

The Autobase thing is interesting. A diorama maybe?
Laser_Optimus
Well, I'll be looking forward to more information on all this. It'll be nice if Takara gives us an easier method to get these characters. Arcee was a bitch to find at TRU and while Rodimus is also slater for TRU (though if he's as hard to get as Arcee I'll probably just wait for Takara's release), but it's nice to see Blackout and Wingblade Prime will be seeing a release by Takara.
Omnius
I'm hoping this is true, Wingblade Prime is the last mould I'm waiting on a confirmed release of.
power3921
I realy hope it doescome out evenin Japan. After all its a God Ginrai homage and any Chogin Masterforce homage is fine by me!
Mechafire
Good to hear some of these things are at least gonna be released in Japan.
Liokaiser
Looks more like Prime with God Bomber. I like it.
Eric
For the love of God, PLEASE have these toys be released somewhere. I don't care if I have to pay ridiculous prices for them, I need to complete my Animated collection one way or another.
DrillBIT
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Originally Posted by Masabon View Post
These information is not settled. I think that a price and the specifications of the article will become clear in future.
Rakuten Market changed the price around 5pm yesterday.
See my other post.
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transf...ml#post4737548
Bgrngod
If the only way I can have them is with a super gloss, then so be it!

Come on TRU... keep it rollin'.
Hotspot17
Don't care where they come out either here or in Japan. As long as they are produced and made, that's all I care.
Optimus Vader
Wingblade looks pretty cool. I'd much rather have that than Arcee. I don't see why a US store wouldn't want to sell that if given the opportunity.
TedimusPrime
most certainly better than nothing. I hope it isnt too expensive to import prime.
U.Magnus80
Damn. Looks like I'm gonna hafta suck it up and import something. Think this'll have the same metallic paint jobs as the rest of the Japanese Animated figs?

Prolly a foregone conclusion that they will, tho I'm not too fond of it.

Alas, I'll take new Animated stuff any way I can get it.
Waverider
So be it if I have I have to buy Takara versions of unreleased Hasbro figures.
Flint
I REALLY hope Wingblade sees release here, but I may have to import him if he doesn't. Thats my most wanted TFA figure.
Brooticus
Fingers crossed. I really want Wingblade prime - I only have a Cybertron mode Prime, and while I do love it, I'd really like an earth mode one.

Is hydrodive Bumblebee smaller than the regualr version? If so, it might be a buy, as I did'nt like the size of his deluxe incarnation.
AniProwl
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Originally Posted by Eric View Post
For the love of God, PLEASE have these toys be released somewhere. I don't care if I have to pay ridiculous prices for them, I need to complete my Animated collection one way or another.
This

Walmart, Target, any store.

Please get Wingblade Optimus and Blackout on shelves.
Backpack
This this only leaves Thundercracker and repaint Bulkhead. I want them, but if these two never see the light of day it wont hurt to much. Getting the rest of the new molds will allow me to put closure on at least Animated's toyline.

Once the Allspark Almanac 2, and TFA season 3 on DVD (if ever, aarg!) get released I can feel good about closing the chapter on the greatness that was Transformers Animated. And, maybe even get back into Transformers again (beyond getting just a few must have figures).
Valkysas
This is the first time we've heard that wingblade's mold was finalized. all we saw of him before was the slideshow shot, which I figured was a prototype. good to know he made it all the way through development.

I'm gonna go ahead and get takara's blackout, and their rodimus if it hits before hasbro's. also go for wingblade prime and hydrodive bumblebee.

but I'll also buy rodimus again if hasbro releases him later. and if they release the others down the line, I'll buy them again too. because I love this line, and I want to show hasbro my thanks, and know that I supported this line all the way through.
Lucario Prime
CLEAR OPTIMUS PRIME AND RODIMUS?!!?!?!?!??!?!??!

dgasjhdkhjakshruy3276`87563987ydeuhwqehfDJSA

shoryuken

Holy shit, I can't wait!
Foster
What we really need is clear Prowl.
Backpack
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Originally Posted by Fosterlager View Post
What we really need is clear Prowl.
...and a fully chromed Ironhide.
Feralstorm
I'm just happy there will be at least one option to get Wingblade Prime and (hopefully) Hydro-Bee, even if they might/will be import priced with candy-colored metallic paint. (maybe I'll be lucky and Hydro-bee will use up all the shinies on the aqua-pack and not much on BB himself. ... ... nah. )
Beastbot X
YAY!

Though the listing for Elite Guard Bumblebee intrigues me. That was clearly a non-show repaint.. does that mean they'll release non-show repaints that we never got, like Toxic Oil Slick, Fugitive Wasp, and Vortex Blurr?
Rotorstorm
I really want them to bring out a Ramjet, for some reason he has had absolutely no love in toy form.
Dom
Awesome news, just hope this means somehow we get Thundercracker and Ramjet
silenth
Clear OP and Rodimus... Hmmm...

Ghost OP and Rodimus!!! Dangit!!! They're killing off prime again.
KAGE
Quote:
Originally Posted by Masabon View Post
The release plan of ANIMATED toys from July to September was carried by a Japanese shop. (Information is deleted now)
"Autobase Aichi" caught this information.

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7月

TA26 メガトロン ライト&サウンド Megatrn 7140yen
TA27 ウルトラマグナス ライト&サウンド Ultra Magnus  7140yen
TA28 センチネル SENTINEL(SENTINEL PRIME) 2415yen
TA29 オートボットジャズ Jazz 2415yen
TA30 オートボットブラー Blurr 2415yen
TA31 エリートガードバンブルビー Elite Guard Bumblebee  2415yen
TA32 レックガー Wreck-Gar  3780yen
オプティマスプライム&ロディマス 5250yen(クリアカラーセット)


8月

TA33 ホットロディマス Hot Rodimus (Rodimus Minor?) 3780yen
TA34 サムライプロール Samurai Prowl 2940yen
TA35 ディセプティコンサンストーム Sunstorm 3780yen
TA36 スィンドル Swindle 2415yen
TA37 ワスピネーター Waspinator 2415yen
オプティマスプライムVSメガトロン サイバトロンモード 4725yen


9月

TA38 ウイングブレードオプティマスプライム Wingblade Optimus Prime  4725yen
TA39 ジェットパックバンブルビー Jet pack Bumblebee 3360yen
TA40 ラチェット サイバトロンモード Autobot Ratchet (Cybertron Mode) 2415yen

The shop deleted information! The reliability of these information is unidentified! I pay attention to future information.

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/attach...september-.jpg
I know Japan would'n let me down!


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Originally Posted by Lucario Prime View Post
CLEAR OPTIMUS PRIME AND RODIMUS?!!?!?!?!??!?!??!

dgasjhdkhjakshruy3276`87563987ydeuhwqehfDJSA

shoryuken

Holy shit, I can't wait!
"shoryuken"
protostar8
Just curious, why is Rodimus so much more expensive than the others in that class size?
Harbinger
Quote:
Originally Posted by AniProwl View Post
This

Walmart, Target, any store.

Please get Wingblade Optimus and Blackout on shelves.
They didnt want to stock any, what makes you think Hasbro hasnt already asked any of them? Be glad TRU decided to even get Arcee, cybertron mode Ratchet, Ironhide and Rodimus. we can only hope one of the other retailers figures this out and takes on some exclusives.


currently i am happy for any release anywhere.
Zress Tayasu
they should just stick the remaining animated molds in Generations packaging and put them in the main assortments. screw the exclusivity nonsense and just make the money back on the molds already.
Primus00
Leader class Ironhide/Bulkhead is missing.
Pravus Prime
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Originally Posted by DrillBIT View Post
Rakuten Market changed the price around 5pm yesterday.
See my other post.
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transf...ml#post4737548

I'm quite relieved to see that, as I was starting to boggle over the prices in the original post and wondering why the hell they cost so much at retail, let alone with import fees and other markups applied.

The new adjusted prices are what they should be. Personally Wingblade Prime is the one figure I feel is a must have for my Animated collection to feel complete. (Omega Supreme; at any size, would be nice too, but I'll go with very unlikely.) Others will be welcome, but Wingblade to me feels like a must. I can live with the shiny paint if that's my option, and with a reasonable price, I'll even preorder it to make sure.

I'd love to see a pic of what their Leader Megs will look like though.


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Originally Posted by Primus00 View Post
Leader class Ironhide/Bulkhead is missing.
I would be quite astonished if Leader Bulkhead comes out. Multiple versions of essentially the same figure at a higher pricepoint is uncommon over there, as are toys that aren't screen accurate. This is even more so when the line already has a US release for them to pick and choose from. Beast Machines Tankor was a basic, they never got the "Voyager" version, for example. Supreme Prime and Leader Bulkhead will likely never show up over there since there's essentially a smaller, "better" version available.
MekaGojira3k
Dear Japan,
I love you

Hugs and Kisses, MekaGojira3k
Backscatter
Sure hope it's true. I'd be happy to import this Prime and Bee.
blackout501st
well, i guess a slightly more expencive japanese release is better than no release at all..
Sprocket
Ugh, not even the fact that this may be the only way to get these toys can make me look past those glossy paint-jobs. Plus, no Thundercracker.

Come on, Hasbro. You've designed the packaging for several already and everything: don't let guys with access to Chinese factories to be the ones that have the advantage. I'm willing to pay more, but with a weak dollar/yen exchange, it's just too insanely expensive to be worth it, especially with some of the nonsensical color choices.
KAGE
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Originally Posted by Sprocket View Post
Ugh, not even the fact that this may be the only way to get these toys can make me look past those glossy paint-jobs. Plus, no Thundercracker.
Only the core characters have the gloss, the other figures just have modified paint jobs.

I SERIOUSLY hope they come out with an all chrome version of Ironhide (not Bulkhead), that would be too awesome!
The Crazy Collector
God I want a Wingblade Optimus! I really hope that figure sees a release somewhere. Like others have said, I don't care if it's released in the US or Japan (although I'd prefer US for cheaper prices) I just want to get Wingblade Optimus to add to my collection!

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