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Beast Wars Japan News

Today we're proud to be rolling out a new feature on TFormers! We call it the Wave Tracker, and it's designed to give you an at-a-glance indication of what the most current info about a given toy is. Are there pre-orders up yet for Power of the Primes Wave 2? What's the next Masterpiece figure being released? Any reviews or photo galleries of the newest TakaraTomy Legends figures out there? If we know, the Wave Tracker will tell you. Keep reading to learn more!

About a month ago we were the first to bring you word via Dengeki Hobby that Masterpiece Cheetor's release date had been pushed back from its planned January date in to February. In the time since, retail websites have begun to reflect this change, and through TakaraTomy Mall, we now have the new Japanese release date to share. Stores in Japan will start selling MP-34 Cheetor in Saturday, February 25th. Whether the mainland Asia release will occur on the same day or possibly be a little earlier as has happened in the past when Japanese release dates have been delayed is currently unknown.

While photography was strictly forbidden, we're getting word that at a presentation from TakaraTomy that just wrapped up, the prototype for Masterpiece Cheetor was revealed. Many attendees were live tweeting information as the event took place, and common themes presented themselves. Hopefully if they're debuting a prototype piece, even with photos prohibited, it means we won't have long to wait for TakaraTomy to publicly release images themselves. Meanwhile, keep reading to hear what the attendees had to say!

The Japanese website Game Watch reports on a current toy show in Japan, and we now have the full lowdown on MP Optimus Primal! Officially numbered MP-32, Convoy (Beast Wars Version) is due out in October at a price of 12,000 Yen (currently $106). Keep reading to see the new images from the show!

Unexpectedly revealed on the Q Transformers website, we have information today that a rerelease is planned for the three Generations Beast Wars update molds. Rattrap, Rhinox and Waspinator have all previously been released by TakaraTomy, but the upcoming EX versions are intended to feature coloring closer to the cartoon, with special note made of Rattrap's eyes being changed from red to black towards that end. These will be exclusive to the Transformers Fest event in early May, so don't count on an easy (or cheap!) time getting hold of these versions. Keep reading for pictures!

Hisashi Yuki is taking a trip down memory lane and sharing some interesting photos on Twitter tonight. From the TakaraTomy archives comes a pair of photos showing a grey prototype of Beast Wars II Galvatron alongside Beast Wars Ultra-class Megatron during the former's development. Galvatron was one of only a tiny number of new molds for Beast Wars II, which mostly used redecos of non-show Beast Wars toys and an assortment of other existing then-recent molds. Click through to have a look at these cool photos!

The e-Hobby site has been updating with a lengthy illustrated story for the Transformers Cloud line, and have just posted part 4 of 6 for the story that accompanies the upcoming Hot Rodimus and Shockwave. While the story's too complex for automated translation to make heads or tails of, head and tails are involved as this week's illustration shows Hot Rod and Shockwave doing battle as the Beast Wars Maximals and Predacons look on. Keep reading for all four illustrations and a link to the latest story page!

Final results tallied! Check out the results in the full article! Okay, transfans, it is up to you! Hasbro is once again organizing the 2012 Transformers Hall of Fame, and they need your help once again! They have chosen a set of robots to be inducted in the Hall of Fame and they are the following three robots: Autobots Jazz and Grimlock, and Decepticon Shockwave! But just like previous years, there is room for one more as chosen by the fans! So beginning now until Thursday, March 1st at 12:00 PM Eastern time, we are asking for the character you think should the fourth member of this group! Continue reading to learn how!

As if the the debate over the Mini-MP Convoy needed any fuel. According to some news coming from It looks like a new fan made Megatron is about to throw a few logs on the KO Transformers fire. The unofficial figure shown is an exact replica of the Tomy Takara MP-5 Masterpice Megatron but scaled down to roughly 2/3 the size of the original.

Transformers Tele Beast Wars TM-09 Rhinox has been released today. Proceed to view the figure in package here.

Two more TakaraTomy Transformers Tele Beast Wars figures have been announced. TM-12 Gimlet to be release on August 9, 2007 and TM-14 Motor Arm to be released on September 20, 2007 both retailing at 2,500 Yen in Japan.

The first assortment of TakaraTomy's Transformers Tele Beast Wars action figures have been release in Japan. View the full Gallery.

TakaraTomy has added a product information site for Transformer Tele Beast Wars with a page for product line up with interactive product listings for TM-01 Convoy, TM-02 Megatron, TM-03 Cheetas, TM-04 Waspitor, TM-05 Dinobot, TM-06 Black Widow, TM-07 Corada and TM-08 Arcadis. Click on their images to see them change from Robot to Beast Mode and back. Also presented is a episode listing with synopsis from Story 01 through 26.

A tidbit of information (clarification, really) has been revealed by BigBadToyStore recently in a newsletter. As reported on previously, the Convoy (Optimus Primal) and Megatron figures from the Beast Wars Japan 2007 re-releases will be from the Robot Masters line. The rest of the line will be figures re-released that are originally from the Beast Wars Japan line. The figures will feature all-new packaging as well as a DVD accompanying each figure. The packaging and DVD accompanying the figure can be seen in a previously posted gallery from Toy Forum 2007.

Fantofan has revealed some more information on the previously reported news that Takara will be releasing eight (8) figures for the Beast Wars Japan toyline this coming March. Unlike the previously reported piece, Fantofan has now revealed that the figures are repaints. "With the re-run of Beast Wars on the local TV, Beast Wars toys will be re-released again," says Fantofan. "[T]hese are expected to be figures that were released before but with new colors." Read more.

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