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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.

In-Hand In and Out of Package Pics of Transformers Adventure Nemesis Prime

Posted on 04-27-2015 at 10:12 AM by Joe Moore under Japanese Transformers
Transformers-Adventure-Nemesis-Prime-001 Thanks to Tagoal, we have some great pics of the Transformers Adventure Nemesis Prime. The figure, a repaint of Robots in Disguise Optimus Prime, comes in the popular Scourge style colors with his battle axe. The gallery includes some side-by-side photos of the Nemesis Prime with the RID Prime.

See the photos after the jump.
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Grand Scourge, ES Alloy Convoy and Rodimus Convoy at Super Festival 68

Posted on 04-26-2015 at 10:24 AM by Joe Moore under Japanese Transformers
Super-Festival-68-Images-001 Courtesy of Autobase Aichi, via 2005 Boards member PoweredConvoy, we have new photos of Grand Scourge and the ES Alloy Convoy and ES Alloy Roduimus Convoy. these images were taken at Super Festival 68. There's only a single pic of the ES Alloy figures, but there's some nice photos of Grand Scourge in and out of packaging, plus a few snaps of Transformers cloud releases.

See the pics after the jump.
Views: 4,830 / Credit: Autobase Aichi & PoweredConvoy of the 2005 Boards!

D-Style Starscream, Skywarp, and Thundercracker - New Images

Posted on 04-24-2015 at 03:33 PM by Matty under Japanese Transformers
dm150602-929x1280 A recent magazine scan from TagHobby shows off some new images of the D-style Seeker trio of Starscream, Skywarp, and Thundercracker!

These D-Style figures are super deformed model kits made by Kotobukiya and have featured such characters as Optimus Prime and Megatron as well.

Check out the new scan after the break.
Views: 3,440 / Credit: Cheem The Rup of the 2005 Boards!

Packaging For E-Hobby Unite Warriors Grand Scourge

Posted on 04-24-2015 at 07:38 AM by Joe Moore under Japanese Transformers
E-Hobby-Unite-Warriors-Grand-Scourge-Packaging-1 Check out a few photos, courtesy of Snakas, of the upcoming E-Hobby Unite Warriors Grand Scourge. These images give us a detailed look at the packaging for the figure. The E-hobby exclusive comes with a sword, which they have named "Matrix Breaker". A re-purposed Ultimate Beast Hunter Optimus Prime, Grand Scourge is due for release in September priced at 6,500 yen (about $54 USD), and will also come with his own (Japanese) comic to explain his backstory.

See the new images by reading on.
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Transformers Adventure Lockdown first look

Posted on 04-22-2015 at 06:32 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
fo20703 Also via Taghobby we have our first look at Transformers Adventure Lockdown. This reworked version of Transformers Animated Lockdown is looking sharp in a deco inspired by Movie Lockdown. You can also glimpse the Adventure version of Bombshell in this image, which is a scan from Figure King 207. Check out the image at left.
Views: 7,617 / Credit: Taghobby

D-Style Megatron and Seekers new images

Posted on 04-17-2015 at 03:45 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
KU04 Courtesy of Taghobby, we have a fresh look at some Transformers offerings in the D-Style series. Coming to you from the Cafereo Character Convention 2015, these images show not only the D-Style Megatron and Starscream, but also D-Style versions of Thundercracker and Skywarp! These four are fully articulated, but non-transforming, and are done in that iconic semi-deformed look.
Views: 4,484 / Credit: Taghobby, MegaDolrailer of the 2005 Boards!

New pictures of Masterpiece Tracks, Unite Warriors Superion and Menasor and More

Posted on 04-16-2015 at 02:36 PM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
bc02f65a At a recent Takara-Tomy business meeting, there was an exhibition of upcoming releases. A prototype of the sublime looking Masterpiece Tracks was on show, along with Gold Bumblebee.

The Unite Warriors line was also shown, with both Superion and Menasor represented - however, Menasor was the Hasbro one rather than the altered deco (with Wildrider) rather than the modified deco that will be offered as a set in Japan.

Check out the images attached to this post, courtesy of Hobbylog. Their coverage also includes a look at Takara-Tomy's other new transforming robot line, the train-robot series Shinkarion.
Views: 9,469 / Credit: Type-R, Cheem the Rup of the 2005 Boards!

Q Transformers - Decks Tokyo Beach Promotional Campaign Commercial

Posted on 04-15-2015 at 01:07 PM by SilverOptimus under Japanese Transformers
55225822c3947 Previously we brought you the news of Q Transformers and Decks Tokyo Beach Promotional Campaign.

A new commercial for the promotion is now available to watch on the DLE You Tube Channel.

The commercial is in Japanese and features Q Transformers Optimus Prime and Bumblebee exchanging comments about the Promotion.

New TakaraTomy Products Revealed - Q Transformers, Transformers Adventure Optimus Prime and more

Posted on 04-15-2015 at 11:02 AM by Sentinel under Japanese Transformers
image Site sponsors BBTS and TFsource stopped by to let us know that they've posted pre-orders for a variety of upcoming TakaraTomy products.

They've got something for everyone; from Age of Extinction Black Knight Optimus Prime - a black repaint of the exquisitely detailed Armored Knight Prime from AOE, to the almost Masterpiece-level Combiner Wars Ultra Magnus, to Robots in Disguise Jazz and Sideswipe done up in grand Takara style with additional paint apps. There is also a Transformers Adventure Optimus Prime who is a new mold, with sound effects and other new gimmicks.

Other noteworthy new reveals include Q Transformers versions of Shockwave, Soundwave, and the three Seekers, plus a new line of Q Transformers crossovers, featuring Hello Kitty, and a series of three releases based on the three main mecha from Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Click through to see the new pictures of these and all of the other upcoming releases on our boards.

Update: Robot Kingdom also has Black Knight Optimus up here .
Views: 7,179 / Credit: PoweredConvoy, Sammael of the 2005 Boards!

E-Hobby Unite Warriors Grand Scourge

Posted on 04-13-2015 at 01:05 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
1_000000002824 E-Hobby have announced they will be carrying a new exclusive release - a Scourge themed version of Combiner Wars Voyager Optimus Prime! This Grand Scourge is a black and gold version of Combiner Wars Optiimus, and is a homage to a pla-kit released in the Super Link line in 2004, picking up on the Transformers Energon Optimus Prime references in this toy.

Grand Scourge comes with a huge cleaver of a sword, named "Matrix Breaker", repurposed from the Ultimate Beast Hunter Optimus Prime. He's due for release in September priced at 6,500 yen, and will also come with his own (Japanese) comic to explain his backstory.
Views: 7,462 / Credit: Lbsammills51 of the 2005 Boards!

Takara-Tomy Unite Warriors Menasor New Official Images

Posted on 04-09-2015 at 01:35 PM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
4904810831723 E-Hobby and Takara-Tomy Mall have added new images showing off the Unite Warriors version of the combiner, Menasor! The Japanese release of the Stunticons from Combiner Wars, Unite Warriors Menasor is based more strongly on the Generation 1 cartoon designs, down to the silver-white arms on an otherwise black Motormaster toy, the lack of stripe on Dead End, and other changes. The set also forgoes Offroad in favor of a Dead End retool for Wildrider, meaning this is one giftset that incorporates all five main Stunticons, as they were in Transformers Generation 1.
Views: 7,938 / Credit: Monish, PoweredConvoy of the 2005 Boards!

Q Transformers Teams Up With Decks Tokyo Beach For A Promotional Campaign

Posted on 04-07-2015 at 11:49 AM by SilverOptimus under Japanese Transformers
Q-Transformers-Decks-Tokyo-Beach Decks Tokyo Beach shopping center in Odaiba (Tokyo Beach, Japan) is teaming up with Q Transformers for a new promotional campaign. The event kicks off with a special live event featuring Ryuhei Kimura; the voice of Bumblebee and Kōtarō Ishidate; the director of Q Transformers.

The event will also include Q Transformers themed Food and Prizes.

The campaign will run from April 29 to May 17, 2015.
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Clear Photo of Takara Legends Menasor

Posted on 04-02-2015 at 11:49 PM by ORIO under Japanese Transformers
Menasor News from our site sponsors! TFsource have just sent us a clear image of Takara Tomy's version of Combiner Wars Menasor. Just as the case with Alpha Bravo and Slingshot, this Stunticon set will include a Wildrider in lieu of an Off-Road figure. As far as paint jobs go, the changes appear to be minimal at the moment with black paint on Motormaster and a grey paint job on Wildrider being the most noticeable.

Will you be importing this five figure set to add to your Combiner War roster? Sound off on the 2005 Boards!

Preorders for this set are going live now, please visit our sponsors below to lock them in!
Views: 8,435 / Credit: General Tekno of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Adventure Clear EZ Collection Optimus Prime Prize Campaign

Posted on 04-02-2015 at 02:07 PM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
E382AAE38397E38386E382A3E3839EE382B9EZ Takara-Tomy have updated their website with details of a new Transformers Adventure Prize Campaign. A clear version of the Robots in Disguise Legends Optimus Prime is set to be offered through Toys R Us Japan at the end of April, when the customer spends more than 3,000 yen on Transformers Adventure merchandise.

It's a cool follow on to the trio of Legends who were released last month as a promotion to launch the Transformers Adventure line in Japan, and with another four molds (at least), we anticipate that Takara-Tomy may well continue onward with clear versions of RiD Legend class figures for their prize campaigns for the TF Adventure toyline.
Views: 1,539 / Credit: TFW10 of the 2005 Boards!

Q Transformers Episode 13 Released

Posted on 03-31-2015 at 03:09 PM by Matty under Japanese Transformers
The 13th episode of the Q Transformers is now available. In this release we are introduced to Megatron! Check out the video below.

Views: 645 / Credit: UltraAlanMagnus of the 2005 Boards!
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