Takara Denies Mass Release Transformers United UN-32 Artfire, Says Million Publishing Version Only Game In Town

Takara Tomy has denied that there is a mass release version of the Artfire character, dubbed Transformers United UN-32, which was reported to be a variation of the figure being released as a mail-order exclusive from Million Publishing in the third quarter of this year.

Posting on the company's Twitter page, Takara replied to a tweet directed at the company and denied that UN-32 actually exists, stating that Million's version is the only game in town.

This information echos what Million posted on their own Twitter page last week, calling the information that has been floating around from retailers "misinformation" and that the only way to get an Artfire is through the company's order form that will come with their Transformers Generations magazine this year.


AllSpark's Andrew "Hydra" Hall, an e-Hobby employee, states that he has personally spoken to Takara Tomy staff, who have also confirmed that a UN-32 Artfire is not coming.

What led to this misinformation is unknown, but truthfully, it is not surprising that this turned out not to be true.

Information came from a retailer last week that the UN-32 Artfire would release in December, but it makes little sense that Takara would risk upsetting a partner by releasing their own version.


Million Hero and Takara undoubtedly have a fruitful relationship to continue this for the third year after the releases of Transformers Animated Elite Guard Optimus Prime and Transformers United Stepper.

Takara releasing a figure in competition with a figure where they also have a vested interest does not make a sound business practice.

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Lord_Onslaught 2012-06-26 @ 11:28 am

 

Sounds about right. I did preorder for the set of two/save $20 deal at TF Source. I have a local buddy who wants him too. I need to get a Stepper too though...

 

I still need to get Stepper also, hopefully he will be a part of my September buys

puma 2012-06-26 @ 11:22 am

Then what did we order? oh well guess I can wait and see what BBTS does

 

nothing...

 

Yeah they will charge me $60 for nothing in return, would be right up their alley LOL

 

Sounds about right. I did preorder for the set of two/save $20 deal at TF Source. I have a local buddy who wants him too. I need to get a Stepper too though...

Shadowpanther 2012-06-25 @ 11:46 pm

No big loss "for me",as I wasn't buying either version. I've got Generations Inferno & RTS Grappel & this is makes me content.

Lord_Onslaught 2012-06-25 @ 11:36 pm

Then what did we order? oh well guess I can wait and see what BBTS does

 

nothing...

 

Yeah they will charge me $60 for nothing in return, would be right up their alley LOL

puma 2012-06-25 @ 11:29 pm

Then what did we order? oh well guess I can wait and see what BBTS does

 

nothing...

Lord_Onslaught 2012-06-25 @ 8:21 pm

Then what did we order? oh well guess I can wait and see what BBTS does

Hellscream85 2012-06-25 @ 4:09 pm

Glad I kept my pre-order when TFSource was trying to convince me to switch to UN-32!

puma 2012-06-25 @ 3:39 pm

yup. and the fact that there weren't other names released at the same time to designate it was part of a wave with others lead me to believe this wasn't true.

 

i was waiting for pictures before canceling my preorder. Talk about making things harder on yourself. Have fun TF Source canceling all of those preorders you took falsely.

Blitz-Wing 2012-06-25 @ 3:08 pm

Makes sense. Why do a mail-order-only version then turn around and release it en masse?

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