View Full Version : Lawson Blackout VS Premium Blackout

4th July 2008, 10:05 AM
This was raised the other night at the melbourne meetup-
ARE there any differences? I don't have a lawsons nor a premium one, but here's pics of the premium:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/lcz128_photos/Transformers/Transformers_Movie_PREMIUM_BLACKOUT.jpg http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/lcz128_photos/Transformers/Transformers_Movie_PREMIUM_BLACK-1.jpg http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/lcz128_photos/Transformers/Transformers_Movie_PREMIUM_BLACK-2.jpg

THAT was what I meant about the 'battle damage' - there's lots of scuff marks as if the bluish paint has been scratched off.

Link to Lawson vs Regular Blackout pics: http://tformers.com/ig.php?mode=album&album=8756&dispsize=800&start=0

4th July 2008, 10:06 AM
oh damn- just looked again at the lawson gallery... looks VERY the same <_< complete with the scuffs and all that too.

Sorry :( My bad :b

4th July 2008, 10:13 AM
I don't like his legs. It looks as if he has torn up his pants.

4th July 2008, 10:27 AM
i'm only loving the scorponok figure...looks way better now
can't believe Hasbro didnt bother to get it painted in the first place

4th July 2008, 11:04 AM
i'm only loving the scorponok figure...looks way better now
can't believe Hasbro didnt bother to get it painted in the first place

I can believe it :rolleyes:

4th July 2008, 11:13 AM
"Archer and Ritalin sit-ting up a tree..." :D

Anyway, here are pics of Lawson Brackout for comparison. :)



Source (http://pony-hp4.web.infoseek.co.jp/L-BLACKOUT.htm)

4th July 2008, 11:26 AM
He looks nice :)! The Blue seems to be a little darker than the Hasbro one but I don't know if it's worth buying... :rolleyes:

4th July 2008, 12:12 PM
The Lawson version is considerably more expensive (8900JPY, approx. $90-100) but it also comes with the movie DVD, "Spychanger" movie Prime and 2 metal pins. If you just want this particular toy and don't care about the bonus goodies, then I'd say go for the Premium one. Or maybe go halves with someone and split the goodies with them. I'd go halves on a Lawson Blackout and just take the Spychanger, DVD and pins. I don't care about the actual toy but I want the DVD.


4th July 2008, 01:10 PM
any particular/special with the DVD???

4th July 2008, 01:25 PM
japanese language i guess?

I have premium blackout, looks just like the lawson release.

4th July 2008, 03:25 PM
According to Hasbro at BotCon earlier this year, the Premium Blackout is apparently exactling the same (or aimed to be) as the Lawsons Blackout. It was in response to a fan question about Hasbro or Takara mass-releasing the limited release of the other company. The question was specifically referring to BotCon seekers, but the Hasbro people turned it around to say that premium Blackout was the only exception, but only because their premium series required a paint scheme that Lawsons version already got to first. They said they couldn't stop Takara from releasing the Botcon seekers in their henkei line, but felt that the colours would be different though (to reasure collectors of rarities).

4th July 2008, 08:26 PM
iceburn/sifun: Pretty much - I just want a copy of the movie in Japanese. :p