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Our catch all sub-category for Transformers from Japan. Follow the Masterpiece lines, Japanese exclusive store editions, and Label series like Device, Disney, Sports. Japanese hobby magazine scans and Takara Tomy website updates are also available.

New Transformers Goods At Miyazawa Mokei Spring Exhibition

Posted on 04-08-2014 at 10:51 PM by Tony_Bacala under Japanese Transformers
primestatue Thanks to the AmiAmi we have a look at some upcoming products displayed at the Miyazawa Mokei Spring Exhibition in Japan. Seen here are shots of an Alpha Trion non-transforming figure, Autobot and Decepticon insignias, another look at Megadrive Megatron, and the Optimus Prime statue by Prime1 with his shotgun accessory, recently seen over at Sideshow. Check out the shots after the break!
Views: 4,482 / Credit: Gaokaiser of the 2005 Boards!

Takara Tomy ARTS MegaDrive Megatron New Prototype Images

Posted on 04-08-2014 at 11:17 AM by StayingInTheBox under Japanese Transformers
27430198d1396971269-megadrive-megatron-prototype-photos-o0500037512902463768 Thanks to the Ameba Hobby Shop Blog we have new images of the prototype of the Takara Tomy ARTS MegaDrive Megatron.

We first reported news of this item back at Wonder Festival 2014. You may remember this figure is an officially licensed Takara product meant to be a transforming Sega Mega Drive (Or Sega Genesis, for North American readers) that turns into a Generation 1 styled Megatron.

As of right now there is no ordering information, but keep it locked here on TFW2005 as we learn more about this item.
Views: 5,500 / Credit: General Tekno of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Cloud Update: Brawn/Starscream Packaging, Comics and More

Posted on 04-05-2014 at 07:29 AM by Secretcode under Japanese Transformers
tfc-02pkg01 Quick update regarding the upcoming second batch of Transformers Cloud Japanese exclusives for you this morning, as we have packaging images of both Takara Tomy Mall exclusive Brawn and eHOBBY exclusive Starscream. On top of that, we have cover images of the pack-in comics with the previously revealed Optimus Prime and Megatron exclusives, and a group shot of all four currently announced exclusives together (via TakaraTomy Mall's Twitter.)
Views: 3,752 / Credit: PoweredConvoy of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Cloud fiction teases a possible future Cloud Shockwave?

Posted on 04-03-2014 at 04:44 PM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
cloud-story02-img06 The latest story chapter from the Transformers Cloud fiction, posted on E-Hobby, has raised a few curious eyebrows with the artwork that accompanies it. The art seems to suggest, much like the previous art of the triple changer Rodimus from Springer, that a Shockwave may or may not be planned for the line - and that this Shockwave may be a redeco of fellow Empurata victim, Autobot Whirl.

It's not confirmed yet of course - much like the possible Rodimus, file this under "rumors" until Takara-Tomy Mall and E-Hobby are good enough to announce whether or not this Shockwave-from-Whirl redeco is happening or not.
Views: 4,683 / Credit: Gaokaiser of the 2005 Boards!

MillionHero Infiltrator Starscream Released and Arriving

Posted on 04-02-2014 at 09:52 AM by StayingInTheBox under Japanese Transformers
27428915d1396429233-millionhero-infiltrator-starscream-exclusive-arriving-is_fig Thanks to TFW2005 member BraveMax we have confirmation of MillionHero Publishing's Infiltrator Starscream is arriving in mailboxes! Infiltrator Starscream is a translucent and "ghost" inspired version of the Generations/Fall Of Cybertron Starscream mold. It was released in Japan as an exclusive through Million Publishing, but you can still pre-order the figure through several of our sponsors as well.

Check out the images after the jump!
Views: 2,788 / Credit: BraveMax of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Kabaya Wave 8 Reveal: Star Convoy, Buster and Hydra!

Posted on 03-07-2014 at 04:57 AM by Secretcode under Japanese Transformers
0001 Thanks to our friends and sponsors over at Robot Kingdom we have our first look at the eighth batch of the Transformers Kabaya kits. To be released in boxes of 8 in May of this year, this wave includes snap-kits of Star Convoy, Buster and Hydra (The latter two of which can combine into their "Dark Wings" jet mode.)
Views: 7,812 / Credit: Gaokaiser of the 2005 Boards!

Figure King April 2014 scans

Posted on 03-04-2014 at 12:18 PM by KidDynamite under Japanese Transformers
uoUeJHn By way of Toyworld.com.hk, we have some scans of the April 2014 edition of Figure King magazine. Not a lot of previously unseen stuff this month, coverage includes the Transformers Cloud Brawn and Starscream, the Japanese release of Generations Armada Starscream and the Mini-con Team, First Edition AOE Optimus Prime, Masterpiece Soundblaster and Ratbat, the Transformers iPhone 5 cases, and some coverage of the items shown at Wonder Festival. Rounding out the coverage is an interview with Shogo Hasui, the translation for which you can check out here.
Views: 6,083 / Credit: Type-R of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Go! Final DVD Episode Screen Captures

Posted on 02-28-2014 at 06:59 PM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
1655910_442389715863633_26677881_n By way of Alfes2010 on Twitter and Autobase Aichi on Facebook, we bring you a look at the finale of the Transformers Go! DVD animation. This CGI / Cel animation series has been exclusive to Japanese publications TV Magazine and TV Boy.

In this final episode, the fourth episode of the Shinobi Volume which comes with the April edition of TV Magazine, the Samurai and Shinobi teams join forces to face the combined might of the five Predacons. This episode also features the debut of the powerful combination formed by the leaders of the Samurai and Shinobi teams, Kenzan and Gekisomaru, and Optimus Exprime - Daigekisou!

Check out some screen captures of the finale attached to this post.
Views: 4,093 / Credit: Gaokaiser of the 2005 Boards!

Japanese Generations Thundercracker In-Hand Images

Posted on 02-28-2014 at 07:15 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
841288538 By way of the Twitter feed of Takara-Tomy's Hisashi Yuki we have a look at some in hand pictures of the Takara-Tomy version of Generations / Fall of Cybertron Thundercracker. Takara-Tomy is releasing Thundercracker as a store exclusive in Japan, with a deco similar to the Hasbro version but with more metallic paint, particularly on the blue bits.
Views: 2,252 / Credit: Cheem the Rup of the 2005 Boards!

New Dengeki Hobby April 2014 Scans: Generations, Cloud and More

Posted on 02-26-2014 at 08:00 AM by Secretcode under Japanese Transformers
1025948_741777352507649_2038823238_o Another month rolls around, and so does another batch of Dengeki Hobby scans, this time from the magazine's April 2014 issue. This issue features images of upcoming Transformers releases, such as the first release in Japan's Transformers: Lost Age toyline (A First Edition Age of Extinction Prime redeco it seems), the recently revealed Transformers Cloud Brawn and Starscream, Transformers iPhone cases, and previously seen Generations (Namely the Micron Combiner, the "Fireblast" Grimlock, and Micron Legend Starscream) and Masterpiece Soundblaster/Ratbat and G2 Sideswipe images.
Views: 6,994 / Credit: Cheem The Rup of the 2005 Boards!

Takara-Tomy Transformers Generations Autobot Specialists Hound, Mirage and Ironhide Three Pack

Posted on 02-25-2014 at 07:55 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
4904810804819 Takara-Tomy Mall and Transformers Asia have put up new images of the Japan and Asia Exclusive Transformers Generations Autobot Specialists set. The set re-releases Classics Mirage, Universe Hound (with Ravage) and Universe Ironhide, all in sharp new decos with metallic paint. They are due for release on 25 March

In Asia there is a freebie to accompany the release of the set - an earphone cap plug for smartphones. More information on it is available here.
Views: 5,845 / Credit: Star Saber, Gaokaiser of the 2005 Boards!

Additional Photos of Transformers Cloud Brawn and Starscream

Posted on 02-24-2014 at 09:03 AM by Secretcode under Japanese Transformers
photo-tfcd02_01 Slated for release sometime in August of this year and priced at 5940 Yen each (Or around $58 US at the current exchange rate), Takara Tomy has uploaded new images of the upcoming second wave of Transformers Cloud releases: Takara Tomy Mall exclusive Brawn (From the Transformers Prime First Edition Voyager Bulkhead mold, with the cancelled Transformers Generations GDO Headsculpt of Brawn) and e-HOBBY exclusive Starscream (From the Generations Voyager Blitzwing/Doubledealer mold, with new null-ray weapons.)
Views: 5,184 / Credit: Gaokaiser, PoweredConvoy of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Cloud Brawn Toy Picture

Posted on 02-22-2014 at 07:45 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
27420681d1393026813-transformers-cloud-wave-2-1392979167936 We can now share with you a look at the Transformers Cloud Brawn figure. Cloud Brawn is based on the unreleased Generations GDO Brawn, a First Edition Transformers Prime Bulkhead with a new head. It seems that compared to the unreleased GDO deco that Cloud Brawn has a tweaked deco which includes silver forearms and perhaps a more muted / toy accurate green.
Views: 10,736 / Credit: Gaokaiser of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Cloud Starscream Toy Image

Posted on 02-21-2014 at 01:20 PM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
1nXfu8n By way of the latest edition of Japanese hobby magazine Figure King, check out this image of the Transformers Cloud Starscream toy. Revealed to us earlier today, Transformers Cloud Starscream is a redeco of the Generations Doubledealer toy, which is a retooled Voyager Blitzwing.

Transformers Cloud Starscream sports a typically Starscream deco with blue forearms, red on either side of his cockpit chest and red stripes on the wings. The jet mode is a decent albeit less sleek than usual interpretation of the usual Starscream jet mode, and tank mode looks pretty fitting.

Cloud Starscream comes with two new accessories, a pair of Nul-Rays. They are in fact the same accessories from Masterpiece MP-3 Starscream, and they peg into the backs of the shoulders in robot mode, the underside of the wings for jet mode and the sides of the tank in tank mode.

For reference we've also uploaded with this story the picture of Brawn from the cross sell of the GDO Protectobot Hot Spot box. GDO Brawn is a retooled version of First Edition Transformers Prime Bulkhead, with a new head.
Views: 8,576 / Credit: Type-R of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Cloud Brawn and Starscream Revealed

Posted on 02-20-2014 at 10:16 PM by Secretcode under Japanese Transformers
tf_003_456424645386 Takara Tomy has revealed the second batch of figures in their Transformers Cloud initiative. Joining the Optimus Prime and Megatron from the first batch are the Takara Tomy Mall exclusive Brawn (From the Transformers Prime First Edition Voyager Bulkhead mold, with the cancelled Transformers Generations GDO Headsculpt of Brawn) and e-HOBBY exclusive Starscream (From the Generations Voyager Blitzwing mold with what might be the Generations Doubledealer headsculpt.)

Prices have not been listed at this time, but preorders are expected to go up on the aforementioned sites on February 24th.
Views: 9,088 / Credit: RodimusZero, Gaokaiser, BlackHawkOmega of the 2005 Boards!
 
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