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Takara-Tomy Generations Blaster and Skywarp In-Package Image

Posted on 05-15-2013 at 06:38 PM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
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TFYuki has posted an in-package image of the next two releases in the Takara-Tomy Transformers Generations line. Next up are the Voyager class Autobot Blaster to go with the Autobot Data Disks set recently released and the so far Japan-only Fall of Cybertron Skywarp - which right now looks like it will be the only way to get the third Seeker and complete the trio in their War / Fall of Cybertron guises.
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Sol Fury
Either Blaster has a small box or Skywarp has a huge card. I thought the cards for the Deluxes were only marginally taller than the Voyager boxes.
GreyFox787
I really hope that Skywarp gets a Hasbro release in the U.S. Not only would it be cheaper, but it would match the rest of my Hasbro FoC figures in that it wouldn't have the metallic sheen. Don't get me wrong...I love the look of the Takara figures, but I can't afford $30-$60 a figure from a Generations line...
Smokescreen
I'm glad I have Skywarp on preorder from BBTS, especially if this will be the only way I can get him.
jametron
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Originally Posted by Sol Fury View Post
Either Blaster has a small box or Skywarp has a huge card. I thought the cards for the Deluxes were only marginally taller than the Voyager boxes.
Wow yeah, I was just thinking the same thing! And looking at Blaster in comparison to his box, the box doesn't look any smaller than usual... judgeing by the umpteen hundred FOC Soundwaves I've seen. Again, comparing Skywarp's card to the actual figure... I don't know, I'm not quite as certain it's not bigger then normal. Hmm
Constructor
I'm just gonna repaint a Thundercracker
to get my Skywarp. Good thing I recently
bought jars of glossy black and mettalic purple!
GAUGE
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Originally Posted by Sol Fury View Post
Either Blaster has a small box or Skywarp has a huge card. I thought the cards for the Deluxes were only marginally taller than the Voyager boxes.
Nope, it's the correct size. I'm staring at a Deluxe FoC Kickback card and a Voyager Springer box side-by-side
[Wing_Saber-X]
nice! both are so bought! XD
Ultrawave
So do we have an expected release date for Skywarp yet?
Starscream Gaga
Skywarp looks amazing. Please don't screw me over this time and not fulfil my preorder again, HLJ, please.
PoweredConvoy
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Originally Posted by Ultrawave View Post
So do we have an expected release date for Skywarp yet?
The end of next week.

Randy
Stepper
Can't wait to get both of these figures.
Doug
Don't need Blaster, but I would like to have Skywarp.
Seeker
I'm more interested in Blaster than Skywarp. My old CHUG Slywarp is still enough for me while I don't have a version of Blaster in my collection.
Niv3k
Skywarp looks cool I might get him at one point.
jru42287
Ugh, that moment when you wonder if you should just bite the bullet and order Takara's FoC Skywarp, or wait and see what Hasbro decides to do. Although, if the past is any indication, Hasbro has some sort of long-standing grudge against the guy since his MP didn't do so hot...

Never mind the idea right now that, if I order him from Takara, his paint job will be spectacular compared to Starscream and Thundercracker's...
optimus124
I think it looks great, but it doesn't scream Skywarp.
Metroplex79
I thought Skywarp is supposed to be black with purple highlights, this version is purple and gray....is he mis-named Slipstream?
slugslinger2004
I canceled my Skywarp preorder a while ago. The light purple (lavender?) just makes it look too much like a genericon and not Skywarp.

*Patiently awaits Ratbat pics*
DecepticonSpike
Ever since MP Skywarp was a shelf warmer at Wal-Mart, the US has been screwed when it comes to my favorite Seeker.
PoweredConvoy
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Originally Posted by DecepticonSpike View Post
Ever since MP Skywarp was a shelf warmer at Wal-Mart, the US has been screwed when it comes to my favorite Seeker.
Other than Bot Shots and Kreons, that is certainly the case.

Randy
Obvious Prime
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Originally Posted by slugslinger2004 View Post
I canceled my Skywarp preorder a while ago. The light purple (lavender?) just makes it look too much like a genericon and not Skywarp.
hah, funny you should say that, that's most of the reason I preordered him myself. he really looks like these fellas and I think that's really neat
Sol Fury
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Originally Posted by Metroplex79 View Post
I thought Skywarp is supposed to be black with purple highlights, this version is purple and gray....is he mis-named Slipstream?
No, there is precedent for this deco on a Skywarp - Alternity Skywarp was the same thing, mostly purple with some black / dark grey accents, and before him, Cybertron Skywarp.

Granted, I share your feeling that Skywarp would be more Skywarp-ish in black with purple accents. Maybe Hasbro will do one, but in the mean time, I'm getting this one in case they don't get around to him.

(And thanks for the reuse idea if a Hasbro one comes along, I'd have never thought of her!)
DecepticonSpike
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Originally Posted by PoweredConvoy View Post
Other than Bot Shots and Kreons, that is certainly the case.

Randy
I didn't know there was a BotShots Skywarp. The only Seekers I've seen are Starscream, Acid Storm, and Sunstorm.
PoweredConvoy
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Originally Posted by DecepticonSpike View Post
I didn't know there was a BotShots Skywarp. The only Seekers I've seen are Starscream, Acid Storm, and Sunstorm.
He was in the last wave before the reboot and therefore a bit hard to find. He had new sculpting.

There is another new Super Bot Skywarp coming out too using the mold with the reversed wings.

As for FoC Skywarp's colors, they're not much different than the colors given to the US Animated Skywarp. Just in different quantities. WfC Skywarp had a lot of purple in the game.

Randy
Metroplex79
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Originally Posted by Sol Fury View Post
No, there is precedent for this deco on a Skywarp - Alternity Skywarp was the same thing, mostly purple with some black / dark grey accents, and before him, Cybertron Skywarp.

Granted, I share your feeling that Skywarp would be more Skywarp-ish in black with purple accents. Maybe Hasbro will do one, but in the mean time, I'm getting this one in case they don't get around to him.

(And thanks for the reuse idea if a Hasbro one comes along, I'd have never thought of her!)
Or if you're an army builder, this can be the Generic Seeker. Remember the Heroes of Cybertron PVC 6-pack with the main 3 characters, then 3 with no names but the same color as this Skywarp?
bobbyjack
I preordered this guy from BBTS. Don't think Hasbro will release him. I can wait to ship him until I pick up Thundercracker. I'll probably have him shipped when Cogz drops in the POL.
Autovolt 127
Come on Hasbro give Skywarp another chance.
Stepper
Glad to have this Skywarp pre ordered.
jru42287
Given the way the FoC stuff seems to be stalling out in favor of the "Thrilling 30" Generations figures, I'm highly doubting Hasbro will release him. Not to mention their track record with Skywarp: No original Seeker mold version, aside from the Target exclusive, no MP-11 treatment, no DotM repaint, etc.

Honestly, I'm starting to wonder if Thundercracker will actually make it to retail.
Stepper
Maybe it will be the same trend like the Thundercracker of the AM PRIME series

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