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Generations Japan Blaster In-Hand Images

Posted on 05-24-2013 at 12:17 PM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
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Alfes2000 of the Higekuma Toy Blog has posted some in-hand images of the recently released Takara-Tomy Generations Blaster. This incarnation of Blaster is a Japanese release of Fall of Cybertron Blaster with Steeljaw. Blaster sports silver on his legs which in vehicle mode links up with the silver on the arms and a deeper red. Steeljaw features a darker yellow and both have additional paint details over their US releases. Check out the gallery at the link above.
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Stepper
What is with the mouth which look awful to me.
Sol Fury
It's a "gritting my teeth determined to beat Grimlock for leadership of the Autobots" look. Personally I like it. More expressive than all the blank stoic faces we get. Gives him a bit of personality.
Maverick Hunter Christian
Was able to grab one of these through Amiami, very glad to have him on the way. I find myself quite taken with the richer red, black wheels, and silver legs of the TT version over the slightly orange tinged, beige wheels and legs of the Hasbro version.

Now I just need the ArkTek rifle to be released and I'll be golden!
chuckcjc
The grey that Takara used looks much better.

The grimace sucks so much !!
Solrac333
Takara wins again.
The 12th Prime
I like this mold and it's size so much for Blaster I might double dip and get the Takara version too. One for FOC shelf and one for the Classics shelf vs the Device Label USB Hub Blaster. I saw the Hasbro one in person and I was still convinced enough to buy that one on the spot. I have the Takara Soundblaster and it left me wishing it was more black than brown but it beats having that ugly yellow on it, though the Buzzsaw looks amazing.
rosewater
I like Hasbro's a little better, aside from the white Autobot symbol. I feel like the gray on his back doesn't monkey with his head to shoulders silhouette the way Takara's red back piece does. And the gray wheels on the legs make Hasbro's legs look a bit more cohesive.
KenjaminLinus
Definitely looks much better than the Hasbro one, but Device Label is still king.
Shatterblast
Not being able to find the Hasbro version at retail made the decision to go with TT a little easier. Overall it looks quite a bit better, just not three-times-as-much better. Though I wish they hadn't painted over his lightpiped eyes.

*Edit* Nevermind, there's a pic on Alfe's blog that shows the lightpiping still works. Yay, still wish I could get this for less than $60 though.
McSoundWave007
Personally if I got this, I would pop out the wheels from the Hasbro one and shove them on this. It just seems right to give this blaster some gold rims...
Autovolt 127
I'll be happy if i can find the Hasbro version.
ToddJumper
Not too much difference, although would have liked a red autobot symbol.. suffice to say I am glad I found Blaster at all, most collectors in my area never seen him in stores.
BScorpinok75
Looks nice but I'll stick with the Hasbro version
Galaxy Convoy
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Looks nice but I'll stick with the Hasbro version
Same here. Personally, I just don't see this fig as being different enough from the Hasbro one to warrant the $50-60 import cost. That's just me though.

Now if Takara does a Twincast repaint and Hasbro doesn't...I'm in.
gothsaurus
True that!!
BigRC83
Maybe I should place a red auto logo on my HABRRO Voyager Blaster.
Lbsammills51
For those that are interested in one, AmiAmi's made it available for order again. I added one to my monthly order a little bit ago.

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Obsidian X
I prefer TakTomy, will probably get it. The warface grin is weird though.. Sure can be cool with a face that isn't a blank emotionless slate but I don't see this face fitting Blasters personality. a smirk or something would fit better imo.
Save the warface for guys like Blades, Slag, Terrorcons etc.
[Wing_Saber-X]
Want. So much nicer color scheme overall. SO bought.
Stepper
I can assume that TG17 Blaster is already out with TG18 Skywarp or....
PoweredConvoy
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I can assume that TG17 Blaster is already out with TG18 Skywarp or....
Yes. Hence the in hand pictures in this very thread you posted in.

Randy
jestermon
I really don't see any improvements, he looks dull and the wheels look weird being the flat yellow, the gold on the Hasbro version is much better.

Blaster should be bright and pop color wise, this looks like dead blaster that has faded out.

The white symbol bothered me but I just used a Repro label with the metallic back makes it look even more g1 to me.
Stepper
TakTomy version looks more vibrant due to the grey shade use is of darker shade.
jbz
I know this has probably been asked/answered a million times, but why does Japanese/Takara releases always usually equal better paint apps?
Fallout
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I know this has probably been asked/answered a million times, but why does Japanese/Takara releases always usually equal better paint apps?
iirc transformers is more collector-oriented and a smaller brand there, compared to hasbro not focusing as much on homages and fancy paint as much as getting stuff out there for cheap. basically quality over quantity.
Lbsammills51
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I know this has probably been asked/answered a million times, but why does Japanese/Takara releases always usually equal better paint apps?
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Originally Posted by Fallout View Post
iirc transformers is more collector-oriented and a smaller brand there, compared to hasbro not focusing as much on homages and fancy paint as much as getting stuff out there for cheap. basically quality over quantity.
Yup, that. Plus Hasbro budgets paint aps across an entire wave of figures (so that's how some figures have a ton of paint in the same wave where another figure gets by with much fewer paint aps in comparison), whereas Takara doesn't have that problem (their figures ship out in cases consisting solely of that particular figure rather than wave variations like Hasbro).

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