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Transformers Generations Japan Skywarp and Blaster

Posted on 12-04-2012 at 06:35 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
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TFSource has listed preorders for the next two releases in the Japanese Transformers Generations series. TG-17 will be a Japanese release of Blaster, the remolded Soundwave who is coming to the US as well as a part of Voyager Wave 3. TG-18 is a completely new entry into the series - Skywarp! Skywarp is confirmed as a redeco of the Fall of Cybertron Starscream, and so far is only confirmed for a Japanese release. They are due to be released in May 2013.
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Sol Fury
Sweet, Skywarp! Now all I need is a Thundercracker to complete the trio.


I still think though that FoC Starscream with new wings and a new head would make a very good representation of G1 cartoon Skyfire. The jet's overall shape is the closest any toy has got to it, especially in the front end.
Karhukjnsi
Sooo nabbing Skywarp.
peaces
mite actually get skywarp. the gray plastic on starscream is fugly
Stepper
Confirm there will be a repaint which is Twincast.
MrFX
Yep, and the JPN TRU exclusive TC to follow...
st.ranger
I think this will be like with Prime. Skywarp is Takyra only and Thundercracker will be exclusive.
xMAXIMUSPRIMEx
Is it three Asia exclusive skywarps now?
I lost count...
Sovietbot
All too most will be as TFP seekers.
Burnout
While Skywarp looks really nice I'm so not buying it unless he comes to the US. Not supporting this bullsh$t of making normal characters exclusives..especially the seekers. Its total crap!
bobbyjack
Well, this does make me want to buy Starscream now when I find him. I'm going to get Blaster too. Not Soundwave though. The deluxe version is fine for me.
Yaujta
I'm with Burnout here. Total BS that to get main characters you need to pay almost three times the already higher retail cost to import them.
Honestly, collecting just isn't as much fun as it used to be...
GaussGunner
I wonder if they do skywarp and thundercracker. Where coneheads??
Robogeek28
Unsurprising but still good to hear!
soundwave144
i kno thats right!!! im usually a retail kind of guy, but tfp is the first series that i have tried to collect "all" of the onscreen characters and they made it ree-diculous for me to do so because of the "limited run" of these figures or "not brought to u.s. retail" with those figures... has it been this way with all of the series or is it just this one, and now- all those afterwards? i have to agree with you-uns on this one... hasbro...we kno ur in here snoopin around and shtuff...stop taking the fun out of collecting...*grimmaces* !!
Barricade24
Skywarp, yes! I was hoping they were going to do this! Count me in! Now I am for sure getting Generations Starscream.
Starscream Gaga
Damn, gotta get Skywarp as I don't trust Hasbro to not release him or just release one of Skywarp/Thundercracker.
Kaijumaster
Oh sweet Mercy yes! I was hoping so much for FOC Starscream to get repainted! I honestly don't think I'll ever need to buy a Seeker trio again with these ones in existance
miscreant
More Asia exclusive seekers for all!*










*Translation: More Asia exclusive Seekers for those willing and able to pay for them.
Anguirus
Eh, Skywarp's not really worth importing to me. But if all three came out in the US so I could get that WfC Seeker trio thing going on, I'd probably nab them.

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has it been this way with all of the series or is it just this one, and now- all those afterwards?
Transformers Prime has been unusually frustrating in this regard, given Takara's commitment to releasing show characters and Hasbro's commitment to releasing any old random thing. (To be fair, to be financially viable the line must attract the many, many kids who don't have access to the Hub, so being attractive on the shelf may be trumping other considerations.)

However RotF and DotM also were frustrating for show character completists. Basically we probably shouldn't be those.
Ravenxl7
Assuming Hasbro releases a Skywarp repaint, I might get him. I don't plan on getting Starscream, wouldn't really be that interested in a Thundercracker, and I wouldn't feel compelled to own all three just because I bought one of them. One of the mold will be enough for me.
Girl Pants
I'll probably get Takara Skywarp. Even if Hasbro puts one out, I'm willing to bet the Takara one will have a better deco.
peaces
a few imports are worth the extra money, and that's a lot of extra money. but most aren't that different.
Starscream Gaga
I always find trying to get Seekers is sort of a risk. Starscream, to me, is fine alone, but Thundercracker and Skywarp alone or any combination of just 2 seekers to me looks like its desperately missing something. So, in other words, by buying Skywarp I'll feel my collection needs a Thundercracker, but I could be content with just Starscream.

Still, I'll take the risk as I'd love a WFC Seeker trio, so I'll preorder Skywarp.
dragon516
Fall of the moon deluxe DD-10 Skywarp is still going for the stupid prices on ebay. That mold was not the greatest and people had the need to pay upwards of 50 bucks to import from ebay. I think I will get this one now since I actually like what I see so far in the reviews for this mold.
Kaijumaster
my one concern is that Skywarp and TC from Takara will have Glossy paint schemes while my US Starscream won't...I'll probably have to rebuy Starscream...
G1Wheeljack
Will have to grab that Skywarp unless haasbro announces one before it comes out. Fortunately for me looks like this is coming out near my birthday.
peaces
the takara starscream has the same crappy gray plastic as the hasbro
Jerrymiru
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Originally Posted by st.ranger View Post
I think this will be like with Prime. Skywarp is Takyra only and Thundercracker will be exclusive.
^ Agreed. Will have to import for the set.
Omnius
I'm preordering this from Kapow later. With Beast Hunters looming, I'm not getting my hopes up for any more Hasbro Generations toys other than the ones we've already seen, and even then I think Ruination will be struck down with the dreaded "Last Wave Syndrome".
Necro Prime
Sweet! You can always depend on Takara for Skywarp and black repaints. Must preorder.
Shockwave9227
I'll get Skywarp and I'm sticking with the Hasbro Blaster due to cost.
Bossguy
Mmmmmmm, skywarp. Now where is my FoC thunderccracker?
Cax6ton
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Originally Posted by xMAXIMUSPRIMEx View Post
Is it three Asia exclusive skywarps now?
I lost count...
4th since DOTM, 5th if you count the classics box set [DoTM DD-10, EZ Collection, Arms Micron, FoC]

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Fall of the moon deluxe DD-10 Skywarp is still going for the stupid prices on ebay. That mold was not the greatest and people had the need to pay upwards of 50 bucks to import from ebay. I think I will get this one now since I actually like what I see so far in the reviews for this mold.
eBay is probably the worst place in the world to buy import figures. DD-10 could be (and still can be) had for much less than that. Patience and diligence are key.

RE: original topic - not surprising news, but still welcomed. I'm just glad it's announced before we see FoC Starscream in the US, saves me the trouble of stocking up for customs in the event SW & TC go unreleased.
G1Prowl
I'm not counting on Hasbro to get around to Skywarp. I've been waiting on a Legion/Legends class Skywarp ever since they showed pics of Starscream, now with TC and SS getting remold releases in the states, you'd figure Skywarp wouldn't be far behind. Not the case, apparently. So if history serves, we'll be lucky to even get Thundercracker in the Generations line.
Starscream Gaga
When was the last time Hasbro gave us the full Seeker trio as a single mold anyway?
SlaveToLogic
Ugh... Add another Takara only Skywarp to the never ending list...

What is with Japan and Skywarp? They get him all the time and we rarely do here in the US!

Do we just like Starscream and Thundercracker because their red, white, and blue? I don't know, but we've gotten 3 alone this year, and only 1 Skywarp.

I just think Hasbro needs to distribute the love...

I want my Legends Skywarp, FOC Generations Skywarp, and kinda somewhat want DOTM and AM Prime Skywarps.
ShakesDaKlown
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Originally Posted by bobbyjack View Post
Well, this does make me want to buy Starscream now when I find him. I'm going to get Blaster too. Not Soundwave though. The deluxe version is fine for me.
Agreed. Never been much of a seeker collector aside from Starscream. As for Blaster, well, the G1 toy was much bigger than Soundwave. This makes the voyager so much more desirable for Blaster, while keeping Soundwave as a deluxe for scale.
PoweredConvoy
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Originally Posted by xMAXIMUSPRIMEx View Post
Is it three Asia exclusive skywarps now?
I lost count...
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Originally Posted by Cax6ton View Post
4th since DOTM, 5th if you count the classics box set [DoTM DD-10, EZ Collection, Arms Micron, FoC]
More than that actually:

DotM Deluxe
EZ Animated Clear Purple
Activator Animated
EZ Chronicles (G1)
Arms Micron
Generations FoC (if this ends up an exclusive)

That's not counting things like the Classics Seeker Ace version either.

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Originally Posted by Burnout View Post
While Skywarp looks really nice I'm so not buying it unless he comes to the US. Not supporting this bullsh$t of making normal characters exclusives..especially the seekers. Its total crap!
Lack of buying him doesn't support him getting a release here. Not buying him just makes you not have him.

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Originally Posted by Yaujta View Post
I'm with Burnout here. Total BS that to get main characters you need to pay almost three times the already higher retail cost to import them.
Honestly, collecting just isn't as much fun as it used to be...
Not sure if he's a main character, but Hasbro seems to be straying away from releasing both Skywarp & Thundercracker from the Starscream mold. Well at least initially.

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Originally Posted by peaces View Post
the takara starscream has the same crappy gray plastic as the hasbro
And you know this how? It's not like you have the Takara one...

Randy
peaces
i've seen pics of both
Sharktibolt
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Originally Posted by Starscream Gaga View Post
When was the last time Hasbro gave us the full Seeker trio as a single mold anyway?
Classics mold and TFTM Seeker mold are the most recent that comes to mind.
PoweredConvoy
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Originally Posted by Sharktibolt View Post
Classics mold and TFTM Seeker mold are the most recent that comes to mind.
Yup. Classics Deluxe between 2006 and 2011 and Movie 2007 Voyager mold between 2007 and 2009.

Randy
PoweredConvoy
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i've seen pics of both
The pictures of Takara's Starscream has a much shinier gray.

Randy
Starfire22
Near my bday too.
peaces
you're right. but the advertised pics never match the actual product. we'll have to wait and see.

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The pictures of Takara's Starscream has a much shinier gray.

Randy
Knightdramon
LOL take it easy dudes, he was just announced today.

Stop trolling yourselves, he could as easily be a hasbro repaint down the road.
Sepultron
So where's FOC Grimlock?
peaces
feb 2013

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So where's FOC Grimlock?
Robogeek28
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So where's FOC Grimlock?
Yeah I may be getting the Takara version instead as I'm sure his paint apps will be MUCH better than whatever Hasbro decides to put on him.
Bossguy
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Originally Posted by Robogeek28 View Post
Yeah I may be getting the Takara version instead as I'm sure his paint apps will be MUCH better than whatever Hasbro decides to put on him.
He doesn't look that bad. Of course, that IS the prototype and hasbro will skimp on some of the paint, but he doesn't look all that bad. And who knows? reprolabels might make a set for him.

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