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Japanese Transformers

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.

Kabaya Transformers D Collection

Posted on 03-04-2015 at 03:50 PM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
FIG-COL-8613 Via Amiami we have word of an upcoming Kabaya Transformers release. Named "D Collection", these are a set of three PVC (or similar material, we'd wager) figures. The three characters are Optimus Prime, Megatron and Starscream, each being poseable at the head, waist, and shoulders, and featuring a few different accessories. The figures also have chase edition "clear" versions. Check out a few images of these new Kabaya releases after the break.
Views: 3,715 / Credit: Gaokaiser of the 2005 Boards!

Q Transformers Episode 9 Released

Posted on 03-04-2015 at 08:37 AM by Matty under Japanese Transformers
Thanks to TFW2005 boards member Type-R for linking us to episode 9 of the Q Transformers. With all of the recent Tracks discussion, it's only fitting that this video debuts Tracks! Enjoy!

Views: 483 / Credit: Type-R of the 2005 Boards!

Interview with TakaraTomy Designer Hisashi Yuki

Posted on 03-02-2015 at 09:28 AM by Sentinel under Japanese Transformers
image Thanks to board member SydneyY, our resident Japanese translator, we bring you an interview from Figure King Magazine, Issue #205 featuring Hisashi Yuki. Yuki-San is one of the head designers currently working on the Combiners Wars/Unite Warriors line for TakaraTomy.

Yuki-San goes into detail regarding his work on Unite Warriors, specifically the development of Superion as well as providing us with a few insights into the decision-making process behind Masterpiece Star Saber and his work on the upcoming "Adventure" line.

- How did "Combiners" become the theme?
- How did you proceed with the development of Superion?
- How did you decide on the direction of Japanese "Unite Warriors" development?
- Also MP Star Saber is going to be released in March at last.
- I can't help wondering about Victory Leo....
- Tell us about your current work.
- This year is the 30th anniversary of Transformers arriving in Japan. What do you suggest the fans to pay attention to?

Click through to read the interview in its entirety.
Views: 6,503 / Credit: SydneyY and PoweredConvoy of the 2005 Boards!

Q Transformers Episode 8 Released

Posted on 02-24-2015 at 11:35 AM by Matty under Japanese Transformers
Thanks to TFW2005 boards member Type-R for linking us to episode 8 of the Q Transformers. This video debuts Smokescreen and Blue Bluestreak! Enjoy!

Views: 1,238 / Credit: Type-R of the 2005 Boards!

Takara Legends Arcee, Chromia, and Windblade Comparison Images

Posted on 02-17-2015 at 02:55 PM by Matty under Japanese Transformers
20150214185633967 Thanks to Alfes2010's toy blog, we've been treated to several in-hand shots of the upcoming Takara Legends Arcee, Chromia, and Windblade figures. The full set of galleries compares the Takara release of these characters with their Hasbro counterparts, providing us with great looks at all of the differences between the two.

The full sets of images can be found after the jump!
Views: 8,177 / Credit: PoweredConvoy of the 2005 Boards!

Q Transformers Episode 7 Released

Posted on 02-17-2015 at 10:35 AM by Matty under Japanese Transformers
Thanks to TFW2005 boards member Type-R for linking us to episode 7 of the Q Transformers. This video features Sideswipe and Sunstreaker! Check it out below!

Views: 960 / Credit: Type-R of the 2005 Boards!

Bearbrick Optimus Prime Age of Extinction Version Official Images

Posted on 02-13-2015 at 08:35 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
Chw4YLo Online Japanese store CJmart has added new official images of the Age of Extinction version of the Optimus Prime Be@rbrick. This figure converts from a bear looking version of Optimus into a full robot that closely resembles the traditional look of Optimus. Check it out attached to this post.
Views: 2,248 / Credit: Type-R of the 2005 Boards!

New Images of Takara Transformers: Legends Fembots From Hisashi Yuki

Posted on 02-12-2015 at 09:52 AM by Mechafire under Japanese Transformers
B9pCpdvCAAA4Zqo Just as well, Takara designer Hisashi Yuki on his Twitter has also uploaded even more pics of the upcoming Takara Transformers: Legends fembots (Arcee, Chromia, and Windblade), in some adorable poses with Steeljaw from the Dark of the Moon line.

Check them out after the jump!
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Takara Transformers: Legends Fembots In-Hand Images

Posted on 02-12-2015 at 09:44 AM by Mechafire under Japanese Transformers
B9o3mnHCQAICf7ajpg_large Twitter user kinoko51 has gotten his hands on the highly-anticipated Takara Transformers: Legends fembots (Arcee, Chromia, and Windblade), and has supplied us with a few in-hand pics of the ladies, giving us a nice, clear look at the figures and their packaging.

Check them out after the break!
Views: 4,724

Transformers Adventure Powerglide and Cosmos Announced

Posted on 02-11-2015 at 03:48 PM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
reduced-image_9875_106 Via our sponsors Big Bad Toy Store, we have learned that Takara-Tomy intends to release the Legends class Transformers figures Cosmos and Powerglide in their Transformers Adventure line. The pair have been released in the US as a part of the Transformers Generations Thrilling 30 and Combiner Wars lines' Legends class assortments. Please note the images so far are placeholders most likely using the Hasbro releases.

This may seem a bit odd, given Takara-Tomy's Transformers Adventure line is ostentatiously a line for the new Robots in Disguise toys, but there are a few non Robots in Disguise guys in there including Generations Shrapnel and Bombshell, redecos of Beast Hunters Knock Out and Dreadwing, and redecos of Animated Swoop, Snarl and Lockdown to name but a few. In other words, as far as lines go, it's a bit of a melting pot where anything goes!

Also available for preorder at TFSource: Cosmos and Powerglide
Views: 3,773 / Credit: Flexx Ark of the 2005 Boards!

Q Transformers Episode 6 Released

Posted on 02-10-2015 at 06:51 PM by Matty under Japanese Transformers
Thanks to TFW2005 boards member UltraAlanMagnus for linking us to episode 6 of the Q Transformers. This week we are introduced to Wheeljack! Check out the newest episode below.

Views: 1,262 / Credit: UltraAlanMagnus of the 2005 Boards!

Art Storm EX Gokin Arcee and Elita-1

Posted on 02-08-2015 at 07:23 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
10968491_575048165931120_4838185026929261491_n Via Autobase Aichi on Facebook, we have a look at two new EX Gokin releases coming soon from Art Storm. The pair are Arcee and Elita-1, and like Art Storm's previous EX Gokin Alpha Trion release, they are non-transforming poseable figures based on the original Generation 1 animation models. Both feature alternate heads - Arcee's sports her "binocular visor" seen during the "Attack on Autobot City" scene from Transformers The Movie.

Autobase Aichi's gallery also includes a fresh look at other items on display at the Winter Wonder Festival 2015, including the ES Gokin Convoy and Rodimus figures, the D-Style releases from Kotobukiya, and the Prime-1 Studios statues.
Views: 5,416 / Credit: GMANIFESS of the 2005 Boards!

Kotobukiya D-Style Black Convoy and Starscream Announced

Posted on 02-08-2015 at 03:52 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
B9SYTJpCAAA5QsU Kotobukiya have announced another pair of releases in their D-Style Transformers lineup. The first of the pair is only announced via artwork right now, but is a D-Style version of Starscream! If he is like previous releases, expect him to be quite poseable, but non-transforming, and including some accessories based on his TV appearance including a small accessory of his vehicle mode.

Also announced - and shown as a color prototype - is a D-Style Black Convoy. As is the tradition, this is a black repaint of the previous D-Style Convoy figure, and he bears a Decepticon brand - so that's three D-Style Decepticons to one Autobot thus far! The placard with him mentions he will be released in 2015 - our betting is he'll come out before Starscream arrives.
Views: 2,598 / Credit: Gaokaiser of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Star Saber Instruction Booklet Art

Posted on 02-06-2015 at 07:23 PM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
27495358d1423106964-takara-mp-24-star-saber-1423092234_mp_starsabre_cover_zpsefa161b6 Japanese translator Goktimus Prime has once again shared some more cool stuff with the fandom - this time sharing the instruction booklet cover art for Masterpiece Star Saber. While his involvement in the project is in producing the English language instructions for Star Saber's Australian market release, this booklet is for the Japanese release. Check out the artwork, which references the opening credits of Transformers Victory quite nicely!
Views: 5,233 / Credit: Goktimus Prime and REMINATOR of the 2005 Boards!

Gokin God Ginrai Color Images

Posted on 02-06-2015 at 07:09 PM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
B9GYPhDCcAAPyCt Alan Moriguchi, the designer of the EM Gokin line for Art Storm, has posted some images of the color version of his Gokin God Ginrai. The highly stylized take on the ultimate form of the main hero of the Masterforce series is looking much improved over its early prototype images. The twitter post is tagged with "wf2015w", indicating this will be a one-day licensed item available at Winter Wonderfest 2015 - it's being offered there through Burivary System.
Views: 7,624 / Credit: MegaDolrailer, Gaokaiser of the 2005 Boards!
 
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