Snakas has posted news that follows up on the Crystal Version Animated Activators Optimus Prime that was previously reported
at C3 X Hobby. The figure will be offered as a pack in with the "Transformers Animated The Cool Comic Special Edition." The comic and figure are being offered as a serial within the Japanese magazine Kerokero Ace that will release them in April 2011 for 2500 JYP / $30 USD. Check out the original post at Snakas - Autobase Iichi
Thanks to YouTube reviewer Peaugh who has posted a new video review of the Jetpack Bumblebee that was recently released in Japan. This is THAT Hydrodive Bumblebee that was never released over here in the USA. Check out the full run down on the canceled BB from our man Peugh who never skips a beat.
Thanks to KO Toys who have posted images
of the the Family Mart Prize B - Animated Earth Mode Optimus Prime. This figure was given away as part of the DVD Lucky Draw at Famimart. As previously reported
, this was the latest Transformers Animated incentive campaign running in Japan with other prizes offered such as the all clear ROTF Leader Optimus Prime and Activators class Skywarp.
Thanks to an image gallery from GenZhao, we have learned that the TakaraTomy's Transformers Animated Hydrodive Bumblebee figure without all of his armor is smaller than the Deluxe Bumblebee
figure in the line. With the armor on, the figure is classified as a voyager class. Unfortunately, Hasbro's plans to release this figure in the U.S. have not seemed to go move anywhere, and we are left in the dark about their release plans. We have a highlight of the image gallery after the jump
, with the rest available at KOToys. The figure will be available later this month in Japan.
Thanks to Japanese retailer rakuten who have posted some news about new DVDs coming out way. For those of you following Animated in Japan, volume 5 of the DVD releases will be released on 11/26/2010. At this rate, they may get season 3 before us! Check out the cover art and talk about it now. Read More
Million Publishing has updated their website
with new images of their exclusive Transformers Animated Elite Guard Voyager Optimus Prime. The figure, which is black and red with gold accents, is available only with the purchase of the company's Transformers Animated Encylopedia. The book is out now for 1,680 Yen (~$20 USD) and you can purchase a maximum of two figures, which cost 4,900 Yen (~$58 USD) for one and 9,200 Yen (~$108 USD) for two.
Thanks to YouTube reviewer Peaugh who has posted a video review of the Transformers Animated Japan Wingblade Optimus Prime. Get a look at this figure that is still pending official release here in the states from all the angles. Takara have created one cool looking Transformers action figure and who better to get the 411 from than Peaugh?
Thanks to jinxm of HK-TF, we have a well-detailed look at TakaraTomy's version of Transformers Animated Wingblade Optimus Prime. While Hasbro's intended release was a non-battle damaged version of the deluxe Battle Begins Optimus Prime
, Takara has decided to release the Wingblade add-on with a voyager class version of the character. To differentiate between the regular voyager release and this version, Takara has decided to release this version with translucent plastic. Take a look at the highlights in the gallery, with the rest available at HK-TF
Following up on a previous report
. KP Toys have posted images of a Transformers Animatd "GOLD OPTIMUS PRIME" Takara Lucky Draw DVD Mail Away Prize. According to the post there was to be 1000 of these, but they were told from a reliable source that only 300 have been sent out. There will be no more. Take that as a rumor as traditionally there are usually more than they tell us there are.
GenZhao of KOToys has posted a large gallery of TakaraTomy's Crystal Wingblade Optimus Prime. Most of the figure's large body parts are crystal and he is a mix of crystal/clear plastics and solids. Take a look at the images after the jump.
Thanks to higekumatoytoy
who has been posting up a storm lately. We have some new views and insights on the Animated Japan TA-33 Rodimus deluxe class action figure from Takara Tomy. The Japanese have done their dance on this figure and it's kinda funky with sparkled purple paint and accessories. For once, the metallic upgrade may not be desirable? Check out the images and decide for yourself.
Thanks to Masabon, we have the scans of upcoming Transformers figures from Figure King 151. The issue includes Million Publishing mail away Elite Guard Optimus Prime
, Chrome Silver Bumblebee
, and more looks at upcoming Transformers Animated figures that we will most likely never get stateside, Wingblade Optimus Prime and Hydrodive (Jetpack) Bumblebee. We also get new looks at Masterpiece Rodimus Convoy and the Disney Label Halloween Edition Donald Duck
. Take a look at the images after the jump!
TakaraTomy has updated their official
Transformers Animated page and has rubbed it into American Transfans' faces that we will not be getting these figures. The figures are Wingblade Optimus Prime and Hydrodive Bumblebee. Hasbro promised to release these figures during San Diego Comic-Con 2009
, but we have yet to hear any announcement about their release. Read more.
TakaraTomy has updated their official website
to announce their next Lucky Draw figure, a chrome silver version of Transformers Animated Bumblebee. From September 18 to October 31, 2010, Japanese customers who purchase 3,000 Yen (~$35 USD) or more on Transformers toys (EZ Collection not eligible) from Bic Camera Store & Edeon Group stores will automatically be entered in the drawing to win one of the 40 figures that will be available. Each store will get 20 figures.
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Million Publishing has revealed their exclusive Transformers Animated Elite Guard Optimus Prime that will only be available with a purchase of their upcoming Transformers Animated Encyclopedia. Earlier today, we reported that the figure would be based on the Wingblade Optimus Prime figure based on the silhouette on the cover of the encyclopedia; however, the figure is just the lone Voyager figure. The book will be available on August 26, 2010 for 1,680 Yen (~$20 USD) and you can purchase a maximum of two figures, which cost 4,900 Yen (~$58 USD) for one and 9,200 Yen (~$108 USD) for two.
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