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Better Pics of Henkei Sideswipe, Tankor and Silverstreak

Posted on 08-08-2008 at 09:23 AM by Super_Megatron under Classics
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Better images of Henkei Sideswipe, Tankor and Silverstreak are now available. These appear to the the official TakaraTomy stock images that we saw lower resolution versions of before. Click the thumbnail to check out the pictures of C-09 C-10 and D-05.
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Autobotic9
It only looks like Tankor has a more G1ish wing paint scheme
Deceptigtar
tankor only has chrome smokestacks/guns, crome on the "comb" middle part and some cons symbols on the wings and grey tires versus black ones and some grey on the legs. i much prefer hasbros version, i dont like the con symbols in plain view, i like when an alt mode doesnt show the symbol of their faction, which should be that way and only exposed once transformed.

i just think sometimes the henkei line tries too hard. usually i am content with hasbros version, but throwing those odd spots of grey on tankor make it look worse, the price just doesnt warrant paying it for import prices, IMO.
Liokaiser
Sideswipe looks gorgeous, I might have to get Henkei version. Silverstreak looks solid too. *checks wallet*
Cascadia
Sideswipe looks about the same as the Hasbro version except for the chrome. As for Silverstreak, I wish that they made the hood darker than I would be sold on that one. Otherwise, I am pretty content with the Hasbro version.
alien
frankly, Takara always done better than Hasbro, is this their marketing strategy...? i guess~
DarkEyes
Poor "Octane", never had a good design.
WhiteMocha
I actually find Octane irritating. And then I get irritated that I am LETTING myself get irritated about a toy.

The reason? Because it was such a bad decision, and such a missed opportunity, to distribute the chrome the way it is. It would probably take about as much chrome, maybe just a smidge more, to cover the claw/tanker pieces as it did to cover the guns and hinge pieces. So why put it on the guns and hinge instead? Even if you look past the G1 factor (when Octane's trademark feature was a big chrome fuel tank), REAL tanker trucks are notable for their reflective tanks. Argh. Octane would look GREAT with chrome, it's just in the wrong places on this figure.

Oh well.

Anyhow, might pick up Sideswipe, then do a headswap with my U.S. Sunstreaker. U.S. Sunstreaker will become Tigertrack, Henkei Sunstreaker will remain Sunstreaker, U.S. Sideswipe will remain Sideswipe, and Henkei Sideswipe will be Diaclone Red Sunstreaker. That way all chrome and non-chrome spoilers will work out.
SPLIT LIP
Bleh. Nice that they went the extra step with Octane by switching up his colours, but it doesn't mean the figure's any better looking and as WhiteMocha said, why not just chrome the whole damn tank?
Obvious Prime
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Originally Posted by WhiteMocha View Post
Anyhow, might pick up Sideswipe, then do a headswap with my U.S. Sunstreaker. U.S. Sunstreaker will become Tigertrack, Henkei Sunstreaker will remain Sunstreaker, U.S. Sideswipe will remain Sideswipe, and Henkei Sideswipe will be Diaclone Red Sunstreaker. That way all chrome and non-chrome spoilers will work out.
Oooh, that sounds like a great idea. I think I may do the same.
Devastattor
I like Silverstreak a lot but I can't imagine I'll like him any more that the US version. Tankor is just a complete no go for me, no matter how much chrome they put on him. I just don't like him at all. Oh well, just more $ to spend on my new LCD tv.
artiepants
yeah, sticking Hasbro on this set: that blueish dark grey on Bluestreak is just bizarre looking, and the random chrome just irritates me (and i'm a huge chrome fan, when it's someplace sensible)

the red on Sideswipe is definitely yummy though
Vangelus
Sideswipe's chrome is one of the few time Henkei's put the stuff on without it feeling detrimental to me, good job there sirs. :O Though it also kills the nice two-tone gun the Hasbro one has going on.

Nice touch changing the plate to read LAMBOR instead, too.

Still not really interested in the line, but I'm happy the Japanese fans are gonna continue getting some new product until Animated hopefully gets ported over to 'em.
Orion P
Definitely getting sideswipe, but 'streak looks about the same as the hasbro one so
Nevermore
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frankly, Takara always done better than Hasbro, is this their marketing strategy...? i guess~
"Better" is a subjective term.

Also, "better" in what regards? Certainly not in terms of commercial success... If Binaltech and especially Galaxy Force are any indication.
Enigma2K2
Unless die-cast metal is included, I buy what I can afford...
Fit For natalie
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frankly, Takara always done better than Hasbro, is this their marketing strategy...? i guess~
But the three ones here are hardly any different to Hasbro's!

TakaraTomy doesn't have a restrictive per-figure paint appplication budget like Hasbro does, so they can afford more paint applications. If it is their marketing strategy, then its not a very good one judging by how badly Transformers has done under Takara's watch in the past 7 or 8 years.
frenzyrumble
whoa, I love the 80s style chrome plates shouldermounted gun on Sideswipe...
Cloudraker
Unless Hasbros Silverstreak has clear windows(shown painted at Botcon)I am getting Henkei. Seems like a small gripe but I'm picky with my Classics.
artiepants
oh, man, they wouldn't be that stupid would they???
AutobotMarine
Sideswipe looks really nice, I like how they rearranged his head... I did that with my Universe 2.0 Sunstreaker just now, but I perfer him the other way. I certainly hope they jazz up Prowl too.
Icetron
Hmm Silverstreak looks sweet to me, well the chrome spoiler...but everything else looks great.
Dinobot Nuva
Yeah...no. :/

C'mon TakaraTomy, try harder!
DN
Feralstorm
Henkei Sideswipe: Not all that different to me, and I don't care for the chrome usage.

Henkei Silverstreak: Chrome is slightly better here, but why gray instead of black?

Henkei Octane: drop the chrome on the guns and move it to the rest of the tank/claw, and we'll talk.

Verdict: Hasbro all the way on these three.
giga-galvatron
For some reason I really really liking the Sliverstreak. I might get it.
giga-galvatron
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Unless Hasbros Silverstreak has clear windows(shown painted at Botcon)I am getting Henkei. Seems like a small gripe but I'm picky with my Classics.
On the in package pics, it shows that Silverstreak does indeed have CLEAR windows.
airfox
I think I'll go Hasbro on these ones.

All three don't look that different to me, and some bits of chrome won't change that.

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Originally Posted by WhiteMocha View Post
Anyhow, might pick up Sideswipe, then do a headswap with my U.S. Sunstreaker. U.S. Sunstreaker will become Tigertrack, Henkei Sunstreaker will remain Sunstreaker, U.S. Sideswipe will remain Sideswipe, and Henkei Sideswipe will be Diaclone Red Sunstreaker. That way all chrome and non-chrome spoilers will work out.
Damn! That's a very, VERY nice idea. You sir may have costed me $50.

-airfox
Railguard
Henkei, Hasbro, who cares!! I have to find them first!!
WhiteMocha
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Damn! That's a very, VERY nice idea. You sir may have costed me $50.

-airfox
Hahaha! Sorry! If it makes you feel better, I probably cost myself the same amount.
LigerPrime
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frankly, Takara always done better than Hasbro, is this their marketing strategy...? i guess~
TakaraTomy doesn't have a choice - the toy collecting marketing is very unforgiving in Japan. Let's not forget that TFs in Japan have alot more competitors such as Gundams, SOCs and Macross.

While I normally tend to buy TakaraTomy's TFs due to more accurate paint application, I feel that some of the Henkei figures feel "off" in terms of chrome. For example, Grimlock.

On the other hand, Henkei Megatron and Astrotrain look better than their Classics counterparts.
knook
Silverstreak looks better with the Grey instead of Black
Acteon
I may get Henkei Sunstreaker, but I can't see the point with any of these. I actually prefer the Hasbro colours on both Bluestreak and Octane, but that's fine as it'll save me some money ^^

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