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STL
17th June 2008, 11:27 PM
www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/mp07-is-thundercracker-plus-new-gtr-transformers-and-new-henkei/13323/

MP-07 Masterpiece Thundercracker
Nissan GT-R Silver Transformer
Nissan GT-R Red Transformer
as well as with new Henkei releases
C-09 Lamborghini - IE Sideswipe
C-10 Streak - IE Bluestreak
C-11 Ironhide
C-12 Ratchet
D-05 Octane
D-06 Galvatron

Nice to see Octane will have the right name. :) :) :)

Having just opened my Skywarp recently, I cannot wait for Thundercracker! it also looks like we're getting new BTs too to boot! Man, someone this year is absolutely kicking major ass.

I should mention too that I believe that there's some Japanese convention on this weekend IIRC. The reason I remember this I think is b/c Crystal Convoy is supposed to be available through this convention and hence I'll be carefully watching eBay. :D

EDIT:
I should also mention the reason i mentioned the Japanese convention is b/c it means there's a good chance we'll get pics of these new announcements. :D

Pulse
17th June 2008, 11:54 PM
MP Thundercracker is no suprise. :rolleyes:
I heard the GTR mould is gonna be a new Binaltech?
Good to see were getting a Classics Ratchet :)

kurdt_the_goat
17th June 2008, 11:57 PM
Yeap, Tokyo Toy Show! I'm happy with regular Henkei Prime though, so i'll just be entering that competition on E-hobby rather than hunting ebay... but i could not be more pscyhed for a new Binaltech!!! I wonder which character they'll make it. Damn them for releasing 2 colours, how will i decide!

Zippo
18th June 2008, 03:44 AM
Can't wait to see pictures of all of these, espy the colour scheme differences between the American and Japanese versions of the Classics. Its good to know that I can just pick up one of the American toy for my sealed collection and two of the Japanese for the sealed and open collection and their isn't too much of a delay between the releases.

A new mold BT would be great, and I hope that we also get a BT Mirage, Rumble and Ravage (Jag) soon.

gamblor916
18th June 2008, 08:24 AM
Holy crap thats a lot of awesomeness, my wallets going to cop a hiding.

Paulbot
18th June 2008, 09:08 AM
Nice to know the repaint of Ironhide is official but we all knew it was coming didn't we? Same at MP Thundercracker.

And shouldn't it be Octone? (But then I suppose most people ignore the Katakana and call the Henkei toys things like Mirage and Bumblebee anyway)

i_amtrunks
18th June 2008, 09:37 AM
Nice to know the repaint of Ironhide is official but we all knew it was coming didn't we? Same at MP Thundercracker.

And shouldn't it be Octone? (But then I suppose most people ignore the Katakana and call the Henkei toys things like Mirage and Bumblebee anyway)

Question now is, do we get the Movie coloured versions of Ratchet and Ironhide as well? Maybe even a Skids repaint? :D

Paulbot
18th June 2008, 09:44 AM
Question now is, do we get the Movie coloured versions of Ratchet and Ironhide as well? Maybe even a Skids repaint? :D

I was looking at the pics of Ironhide last night and thought Skids would work. (Maybe in a wave with Red Alert and Smokescreen!)

MV75
18th June 2008, 09:55 AM
What toys are the ironhide and ratchet?

And those GT-Rs, nice. I like that car, it's a monster. I think I might have my first "binaltech". :) But what is up with those prices at that digital-toys place? Frikking expensive, so I guess they (BTs) should be cheaper everywhere else.
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kup
18th June 2008, 10:08 AM
Awesomeness! I was going to post about this news last night but the board wasn't working.

I am looking forward to Henkey madness in the last quarter of the year!

Paulbot
18th June 2008, 10:19 AM
What toys are the ironhide and ratchet?


There were pics of Ironhide from Botcon, scroll down this page a bit for some good shots:

//powet.tv/2008/05/25/botcon-2008-wrap-up/

MV75
18th June 2008, 11:12 AM
Ah, that horrid looking suv thing. :D Looks good in robot mode though.

And yea, I'm also thinking of waiting for these releases too, (henkei) they look much better than the hasbro ones. But a Q first, they only do deluxes and above in this line don't they? I should still buy legends and scouts locally?
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jaydisc
18th June 2008, 11:16 AM
Seemingly right you are. There are no Henkei minicons or legends. Just Deluxes, Voyagers and Ultras.

iceburn
18th June 2008, 11:52 AM
that would be micron boosters (Wave 4?) for Classics legends oops, minicons....that have already been released

MV75
18th June 2008, 12:25 PM
So, they make legends then? I really want to know for the up coming classics line so that I get the "better" ones instead of doubling up.
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Golden Phoenix
18th June 2008, 12:26 PM
I wanna see what they will do to Galvatron. They changed the colours for Megatron, maybe they will do the same for him

jaydisc
18th June 2008, 12:37 PM
Ice, are you talking about Takara legends? Please clarify?

TheDirtyDigger
18th June 2008, 02:06 PM
I wanna see what they will do to Galvatron. They changed the colours for Megatron, maybe they will do the same for him

There was a very good pic of the new Galvatron along with some other upcomings in the latest Lee's Toy Review (or could have been Toyfare but I think it was Lee's. At work, can't check)

Even legends Red Alert looks cool.

Pulse
18th June 2008, 02:58 PM
I wanna see what they will do to Galvatron. They changed the colours for Megatron, maybe they will do the same for him

Galvatron's bot mode is fine (Honestly, who's gonna display him in tank mode anyway? :rolleyes: :D)

kup
18th June 2008, 03:16 PM
I am waiting for Henkei Galvatron. I am sure that they will be rid of that awful Action Master orange and make the Tank mode colors resemble his original canon mode more with a propper color scheme. It ends up costing the same as buying retail anyway and the only real price is that I may need to wait a little bit longer like a month.

iceburn
18th June 2008, 03:22 PM
Ice, are you talking about Takara legends? Please clarify?

sorry..typed too quickly as i was rushing off to lunch, the microns are minicons, not legends (unless you regard legends as minicons too)

jaydisc
18th June 2008, 03:42 PM
Still confused Ice. Are you saying that Takara released these? If so, under what line/moniker?

Paulbot
18th June 2008, 03:53 PM
Takara released Hasbro's Classic Minicons as the fourth set of Micron Boosters, prior to the Henkei line.

MV75
18th June 2008, 03:57 PM
So they don't do legends then? (I don't care about minicons anymore).
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Pulse
18th June 2008, 04:00 PM
So they don't do legends then? (I don't care about minicons anymore).

What if they made 'em transparent? Would you consider them then? :)

Paulbot
18th June 2008, 04:01 PM
Not yet but the Classics legends were all Cybertron legends repaints anyway. They might do versions of the Classics 2.0 legends.

autobreadticon
18th June 2008, 05:11 PM
They finally done a GT-R transformer, just hope its a Skyline GT-R
Dont know why they choose a Silver GT-R , when black is so iconic (Initial D)
Most likely a BInaltech cause of the price :D

Henkei is pure love, end up getting both packages if your a collector , but me HEnkei all the way.

Ironhide and Ratchet was so unexpected, Other classic recolours such as the G2 rainmaker might get a henkei treatment so might as well wait for it...

Tetsuwan Convoy
18th June 2008, 05:16 PM
Yeap, Tokyo Toy Show! I'm happy with regular Henkei Prime though, so i'll just be entering that competition on E-hobby rather than hunting ebay... but i could not be more pscyhed for a new Binaltech!!! I wonder which character they'll make it. Damn them for releasing 2 colours, how will i decide!
Ditto that baby!

Holy crap thats a lot of awesomeness, my wallets going to cop a hiding.

You mena your wallte hasn't been coppong a hiding all year? MIne has and I intended to retire from collecting after Galaxy Force finished. As a stereotyped Jewish person would say on some stupid sit-com "OY VEY" (I have no idea what that means either....)

Kyle
18th June 2008, 05:28 PM
It never ends!

kurdt_the_goat
18th June 2008, 05:54 PM
They finally done a GT-R transformer, just hope its a Skyline GT-R
Dont know why they choose a Silver GT-R , when black is so iconic (Initial D)
Most likely a BInaltech cause of the price :D

It's definitely the Nissan/Skyline GT-R, the colour 'ultimate silver' is one of their selling points.

Lord_Zed
18th June 2008, 07:04 PM
Yay Thundercracker!

More fancy Jet Robots for the already stuffed cabinet.

Fungal Infection
18th June 2008, 07:42 PM
They finally done a GT-R transformer, just hope its a Skyline GT-R
Dont know why they choose a Silver GT-R , when black is so iconic (Initial D)
Most likely a BInaltech cause of the price :D

The model that is being released is a Nissan GT-R not a Skyline. Nissan no longer makes Skyline GT-Rs. People always make the assumption that a GT-R is automatically a Skyline when that is no longer the case ever since the Skyline GT-R model was discontinued in 2001. Its a GT-R people, a GT-R!! *rant over*

Tober
18th June 2008, 08:14 PM
MP Thundercracker - no suprises
Nissan Binaltech GT-R - I guess this is the silouette everyone was guessing at. Very happy to see there will be new BINALTECH molds. :D Although it will be interesting to see if they have learnt from past mistakes and release the toy in diecast or plastic.


It never ends!

Yeah, even though they said it would (Classics and BINALTECH)


It's still a way till November but maybe now's a good time to be arranging group wholesale orders ...?

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dirge
18th June 2008, 08:48 PM
I'm undecided on the GT-R at this stage. Not so much because of the car, but Takara did lose the plot a little with some of the later BT characters.

Repainting Skids as Broadblast (Blaster) not only made no sense, it denied us what could have been a great Ironhide toy.

BT Alert wasn't really much like Red Alert.

MV75
18th June 2008, 09:47 PM
What if they made 'em transparent? Would you consider them then? :)

Hell no. I despise transparent toys. Yucko.

Not yet but the Classics legends were all Cybertron legends repaints anyway. They might do versions of the Classics 2.0 legends.

So we just sit tight and hope, or just go and buy the Hasbro ones?

They finally done a GT-R transformer, just hope its a Skyline GT-R
Dont know why they choose a Silver GT-R , when black is so iconic (Initial D)
Most likely a BInaltech cause of the price :D

No, it's the GT-R, 350KW supercar, and looks like one too. And silver is its colour. No rice racer here, but a 911 turbo killer out of the box. ;)
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Kyle
18th June 2008, 09:53 PM
Repainting Skids as Broadblast (Blaster) not only made no sense, it denied us what could have been a great Ironhide toy.

I'm still bitter about that.

Pulse
18th June 2008, 11:27 PM
Any idea on who this Nissan GTR may be?

Megs? (Fingers Crossed :)) The silver finish would be awesome for him... :D

kup
18th June 2008, 11:59 PM
If the Nissan is a badly thought out nameslap then I am out even if the mold is good.

autobreadticon
19th June 2008, 04:38 PM
The model that is being released is a Nissan GT-R not a Skyline. Nissan no longer makes Skyline GT-Rs. People always make the assumption that a GT-R is automatically a Skyline when that is no longer the case ever since the Skyline GT-R model was discontinued in 2001. Its a GT-R people, a GT-R!! *rant over*

hehe i jump to conclusions

STL
20th June 2008, 12:33 AM
Pics from the Toyfair:

www.fantofan.jp/news/event/toyshow2008/report.htm

Pulse
20th June 2008, 12:52 AM
Thanks STL :)

Man, it is impossible to figure out what character the Nissan GTR is supposed to be in pics 3 & 4 :confused:
I'm pretty sure I won't be picking him up :rolleyes:.

Henkei Powerglide looks bee-you-tee-full! (I'm so glad I've got him pre-ordered :D)

The new Henkei cars look pretty much the same as the Universe ones (I'm pretty sure it's the flash leaving shiny marks on their paintjobs/windows etc.) Galvatron looks the same as well.

Is that a prototype Ratchet on the far left in pics 6 & 9? It's hard to tell when it's grey in colour & in such blurry-ness... :confused:

kurdt_the_goat
20th June 2008, 01:13 AM
Is that chrome missiles on Henkei Prowl, or just glare? Weird that Sideswipe and Streak don't have the chrome apps that Sunstreaker and Prowl have (perhaps they're just displaying hasbro versions?). The better photos of Powerglide make him look sweet as too!

According to F2F front page, that Nissan is a Convoy! Seems like a weird choice to me.. they must like milking their popular characters!

Pulse
20th June 2008, 01:30 AM
According to F2F front page, that Nissan is a Convoy! Seems like a weird choice to me.. the must like milking their popular characters!


In that case, when you focus in on this pic: www.fantofan.jp/news/event/toyshow2008/DSC00324.jpg

The head looks kinda like the RID/Car Robots version: www.seibertron.com/images/toys/files/11/r_optimusprime090.jpg

Or maybe I'm seeing things that aren't there? :confused:

That sure is a strange character to homage in Binaltech form...

Tober
20th June 2008, 08:29 AM
I just experienced my first multiple toygasm.. that BINALTECH GT-R and Macross Frontier VF-25S are porno for technical fans :o

It does seem kinda weird that they would release two Convoys so close together but trying to figure out Takara's logic always gives me headaches. :confused: The Dodge Ram was intended by Hasbro to be someone else (Ironhide(?)) however due to the expense of the mold Takara insisted on it being Convoy. I don't care what they call it - if I don't like it I rename it. :P Arcee for example will become Legion arter a transex change - consisting mostly of painting her pink bits black.

Thundercracker is predictable but necessary. :)

Fungal Infection
20th June 2008, 08:39 AM
Yup the VF-25 does look really nice which surprises me since Bandai have never done Valkyries well (although the 1/55 VF-1 does hold some charm). And its in perfect scale with the Yamato 1/60 range so I'm absolutely stoked! Oh, and the GT-R looks hot too (more excited by the Valkyries though). :p

MV75
20th June 2008, 09:04 AM
Yea, can't wait for those 25th anniversary jetfires from bandai. :D
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sifun
20th June 2008, 09:09 AM
looks like deluxe scale alternators. Awesome. I will buy.

Also henkei deluxe cars look heaps better than the universe classics counterparts.

Sunstreaker is actually painted and not just a bland yellow plastic

kup
20th June 2008, 09:46 AM
Wow! They are chromed!

That confirms it 100% Its Henkei all the way for me!

I also like Sunstreaker more G1 lemon yellow rather than the cheap @ss Hasbro recycled plastic yellow.

Love that MP Cracker!

I am not sure who the BT will be, the head seems a little strange. Looks like a 'con.

Wow! I can't wait!

jaydisc
20th June 2008, 10:16 AM
Woah. The GT-R's robot mode looks awesome.

Like Kup, I'm definitely going Henkei all the way, but I don't think I'll be able to resist local Universe figures if they are out months before. I must work on my patience and self-control.

Kyle
20th June 2008, 10:38 AM
My poor poor wallet...

kup
20th June 2008, 11:00 AM
Looks like the GT-R may be an RID Prime tribute. That killed it for me.

MV75
20th June 2008, 11:06 AM
Wow! They are chromed!

That confirms it 100% Its Henkei all the way for me!

I also like Sunstreaker more G1 lemon yellow rather than the cheap @ss Hasbro recycled plastic yellow.

Love that MP Cracker!

I am not sure who the BT will be, the head seems a little strange. Looks like a 'con.

Wow! I can't wait!

Yep, I'm with you on this. I'll pass up all the store ones here and get those instead. I'm just not too sure of the large figures though, I might just get silverbolt as he's the closest to the original G1 figure. I'm starting to not like onslaught as much anymore, and powerglide, errmm, I dunno, the chest engines still put me off.

The bt wouldn't be that "star convoy" fellow would he?
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gamblor916
20th June 2008, 01:10 PM
Those new Henkei cars are a must get. The proportions on the GTR look fairly good, really like how the doors sweep upwards. Definitely silver and black for this one even if I have to do it myself.

Fungal Infection
20th June 2008, 01:31 PM
Those new Henkei cars are a must get. The proportions on the GTR look fairly good, really like how the doors sweep upwards. Definitely silver and black for this one even if I have to do it myself.

Fit the rims you have on your custom Meister and then you'll have a real sexy beast of a car. :)

Pulse
20th June 2008, 01:39 PM
Looks like the GT-R may be an RID Prime tribute. That killed it for me.

I'm pretty sure I sorta figured that out last night... :D

In that case, when you focus in on this pic: www.fantofan.jp/news/event/toyshow2008/DSC00324.jpg

The head looks kinda like the RID/Car Robots version: www.seibertron.com/images/toys/files/11/r_optimusprime090.jpg

Or maybe I'm seeing things that aren't there? :confused:

That sure is a strange character to homage in Binaltech form...

;):)

Tober
20th June 2008, 01:55 PM
Having a closer look at the relative scale of the Alternity GT-R it appears that it is almost deluxe sized. :( I was hoping that the mention of it being a spin-off of the BINALTECH line meant that it got it's own continuity kinda like Kiss Pla. $50 is pretty steep for a deluxe.

Tober
20th June 2008, 02:15 PM
Yea, can't wait for those 25th anniversary jetfires from bandai. :D

Unless you're joking you're going to be waiting a very long time, or you know something I don't :eek:

Quite a few different companies are going to have to put their grievances aside for Jetfire to be re-released. :(

sifun
20th June 2008, 03:53 PM
Where is everyone getting prices from? Alternity deluxes at 50 bucks? I highly doubt that. I'd think more to the point of henkei price points for deluxes unless it contains diecast and junk.

kurdt_the_goat
20th June 2008, 04:02 PM
fantofan.jp says the price will be 4725Y, and mentions that the toys have movie style automorphing.... it still seems like a high price, perhaps the cost of licensing the model?

Zippo
20th June 2008, 05:06 PM
Those shiny/chromed Japanese Classic Sunstreaker and Prowl leave the bland and horrible Hasbro ones for dust. Definatly going to skip the American ones in favour of importing, though it does mean I may have to get some of the Japanese Classics v1 to display them all together .. Those pictures even have me wanting USA Edition Powerglide and Silverbolt who I was going to skip...

The Nissan looks hot and I hope that they are more complex than movie deluxes, espy since they are BT priced. Can't wait for more information.

Thundercracker lookd great, another reason to ditch the original MP Stars.

Adzma
20th June 2008, 10:35 PM
I'm a little disappointed in their choice of MP-7 actually. I'm rapped that we are getting an MP Thundercracker, but I think it's pretty poor to have two redecoes in a row, and on top of that, they're of exactly the same mould, and it's already half way through the year, meaning we're probably only going to see one MP in 2008. And I was looking forward to an MP Grimlock too. :(

Pulse
20th June 2008, 10:48 PM
I'm a little disappointed in their choice of MP-7 actually. I'm rapped that we are getting an MP Thundercracker, but I think it's pretty poor to have two redecoes in a row, and on top of that, they're of exactly the same mould, and it's already half way through the year, meaning we're probably only going to see one MP in 2008. And I was looking forward to an MP Grimlock too. :(

I can recall having a talk with 2 Mates about a week ago on who MP-7 was gonna be... :rolleyes:

Our general consensus was that it was probably gonna be a reissue of White UM with a MP-sized Car-Carrying Trailer which would form his armour (ala the City Commander kit) :)

We were pretty sure that TakaraTomy weren't gonna use the same MP mould twice in a row... :rolleyes:

I guess we got it wrong by a long shot... :rolleyes:

STL
20th June 2008, 11:11 PM
We were pretty sure that TakaraTomy weren't gonna use the same MP mould twice in a row... :rolleyes:


+1!

Fungal Infection
21st June 2008, 08:22 AM
Looks like the Alternity series is a new scale, 1/32. Kinda disappointed by this since it wont be sitting next to the rest of my Binaltechs and alternators. News here: (add the t)

htp://www.tformers.com/transformers-more-transformers-alternity-info/9669/news.html

MV75
21st June 2008, 11:32 AM
Unless you're joking you're going to be waiting a very long time, or you know something I don't :eek:

Quite a few different companies are going to have to put their grievances aside for Jetfire to be re-released. :(

Yea baby!

www.hlj.com/hljlist2/?MacroType=Toy&searchpage=top_page&Dis=-2&from=detail&Word=macross%20bandai

I think the more expensive ones have the armour.
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Tober
21st June 2008, 01:39 PM
Yeah, that would be the Macross Valkyries. Not Transformers Jetfire i.e. Encore #15 or whatever with the very different color scheme.

Theoretically it could happen - just very unlikley.