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    Default APRIL 2017 Japanese & HK excl toy items

    These are TakaraTomy toys (and maybe some significant licensed items) currently known from official sources, scheduled for release in APRIL in Japan (as well as in Asia as most Japanese Transformers toys are also released through Hasbro Hong Kong).

    These monthly lists will be archived on the Transformers Checklist (link to come) if you need to refer to these listings later (if anything is found out later, because these monthly lists won't be updated after their month ends).
    Some recent listings for reference...
    March 2017 listing
    February 2017 listing
    January 2017 listing
    December 2016 listing
    November 2016 listing
    October 2016 listing
    September 2016 listing
    August 2016 listing
    July 2016 listing

    Dates and details can change at any time - Approximate yen prices listed are just a rough guide to their retail price in Japan.
    Links were active at the time they were first added and are only there for reference/proof of details - I do NOT endorse or promote any of those businesses.
    (posting corrections or additions are greatly appreciated)

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    APRIL 2017

    Masterpiece
    - MP-36 - Megatron (new) - April 1st (24,800yen)
    - MP-10 - Convoy (reissue) - April 1st (was April 11th) (23,760yen)
    - MP-11 - Starscream (reissue) - April 30th (was April 25th) (14,040yen)
    - MP-13 - Soundwave & Condor (reissue with Megatron Gun, recoloured to match MP-36) - April 30th (was April 25th) (17,064yen)
    - MP-15 - Jaguar & Rumble (reissue) - April 30th (was April 25th) (4,536yen)
    - MP-16 - Buzzsaw & Frenzy (reissue) - April 30th (was April 25th) (4,536yen)

    The Last Knight Movie
    - TLK-01 - Bumblebee (Deluxe - same as Hasbro version?) - April 30th (2,700 yen)
    - TLK-02 - Barricade (Deluxe - same as Hasbro version?) - April 30th (2,700 yen)
    - TLK-03 - Decepticon Berzerker (Deluxe - same as Hasbro version?) - April 30th (2,700 yen)
    - TLK-04 - Dinobot Slash (Deluxe - same as Hasbro version?) - April 30th (2,700 yen)
    - TLK-05 - Grimlock (Voyager - same as Hasbro version?) - April 30th (4,300 yen)
    - TLK-06 - Speed Change Bumblebee (1-step - same as Hasbro version?) - April 30th (1,150 yen)
    - TLK-07 - Speed Change Optimus Prime (1-step - same as Hasbro version?) - April 30th (1,150 yen)
    - TLK-08 - Speed Change Barricade (1-step - same as Hasbro version?) - April 30th (1,150 yen)
    - TLK-09 - Speed Change Hound (1-step - same as Hasbro version?) - April 30th (1,150 yen)

    Japan ToysRUs exclusive
    - Optimus Prime (Voyager - same as Hasbro version?) - April 29th
    - Temenos Sword (chrome redeco sword from TF4 - free with 2,000yen purchase from April 29th - 6000 units)

    Hasbro Asia & ToysRUs prize exclusives
    - Battle Damaged Deluxe Bumblebee (TLK Deluxe w/ battle deco - 1170 units) (April-June)
    - Battle Damaged Voyager Optimus (TLK Voyager w/ battle deco) (April-June)
    - Chrome Optimus Voice Changer helmet (redeco) (April-June)

    Hasbro Asia exclusive
    - The Last Knight Shadow Spark Optimus Prime (dark redeco TF4 Leader Optimus) - April 28 (HK$700 - about US$90 - about AU$120)

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    MAY 2017

    Masterpiece
    - MP-37 - Artfire (redeco Inferno) w/ Nightstick (new) - May 26th (was May 9th, then May 19th) (12,000yen)
    - MP-11ND - Dirge (remould Ramjet) - TakaraTomyMall exclusive - May 27th (16,000yen)

    Legends
    - LG-42 -Godbomber (new) - May 26th (was May 19th) (7000yen)

    Ehobby Exclusive
    - Magna Convoy (redeco 2006 Henkei Convoy with extra weapons) - May (date TBA) (7000yen)

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    JUNE 2017

    Masterpiece
    - MP-38 - Optimus Primal (redeco Beast Convoy in toy colours) - June 23rd (was June 16th) (11,000yen)

    Tokyo Toy Show
    - LG-EX Legends Black Convoy (black redeco Titans Return Voyager Optimus) - June 3rd (5600yen)

    TakaraTomy ARTS
    - Bitfig Gatcha figurines Part 2 (4 figurines - Soundwave, Ironhide, Skywarp (redeco), Black Convoy (redeco)) - June 30 (2400yen - box of 4)

    Hasbro Asia & ToysRUs prize exclusives
    - Battle Damaged Deluxe Barricade (TLK Deluxe w/ battle deco? - 400 units) - June 22

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    JULY 2017

    7-11 Japan Movie exclusive
    - Dark Optimus Prime w/ Movie ticket (darker redeco) - July 25th (6368yen)

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    AUGUST 2017

    Legends
    - LG-43 - Dinosaurer (Titans Return Trypticon - minor redeco?) - August 25th (was August 18th) (23,000yen)

    Movie 10th Anniversary (re-release)
    - MB-01 - Optimus Prime (redeco TF4 Voyager Optimus) - August 28th (4000yen)
    - MB-03 - Megatron (minor redeco TF2 Voyager Megatron) - August 28th (4500yen)
    - MB-07 - Soundwave (minor redeco TF3 Human Alliance Soundwave) - August 28th (4500yen)

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    SEPTEMBER 2017

    Legends
    - LG-44 - Sharktron (minor redeco Gnaw) w/ Sweep (remould) - September 29th (was September 22nd) (2,100yen)
    - LG-45 - Targetmaster Hot Rodimus (remould Hotrod w/ new Targetmaster) - September 29th (was September 22nd) (3,800yen)
    - LG-46 - Targetmaster Char (remould Kup w/ new Targetmaster) - September 29th (was September 22nd) (3,800yen)

    Disney Label
    - Mickey Mouse Trailer Standard (colour) (reissue) - September 22nd (4000yen)
    - Mickey Mouse Trailer Monochrome (reissue) - September 22nd (4000yen)

    7-11 Japan Movie exclusive
    - Dark Optimus Prime (darker redeco - no Movie ticket) - Sept 29th (5400yen)

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    OCTOBER 2017

    Legends
    - LG-47 - Kickback (minor redeco) w/ Clouder (redeco Ramhorn/Sawback) - October 30th (2,100yen)
    - LG-48 - Gong (minor redeco Brawn) w/ Repug (Repugnus) - October 30th (2,100yen)
    - LG-49 - Targetmaster Triggerhappy (redeco w/ new Targetmaster) - October 30th (3,800yen)

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    UNKNOWN DATE (at time of posting)

    Masterpiece
    - MP-?? - Beast Wars Dinobot (new) - Date TBC (???yen)

    Japan ToysRUs exclusive
    - Optimus Shield (redeco? shield from Leader? Optimus - (date and details TBA)
    - Optimus Axe (redeco? axe from TF4? - (date and details TBA)

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    When the Movie toys are released in Japan on April 29th, the ToysRUs stores have another one of their freebie promotions - spend 2000yen and get a free Optimus "Temenos" sword... limited to 6000 units.

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    Quote Originally Posted by griffin View Post
    When the Movie toys are released in Japan on April 29th, the ToysRUs stores have another one of their freebie promotions - spend 2000yen and get a free Optimus "Temenos" sword... limited to 6000 units.
    Looks like the sword is the first of three Movie freebies to come out in Japan over the next few months, with the other two being a shield and axe. When the dates are known, they will be added to the monthly Japanese checklist.

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    I just got my Design Award MP-13 and the Megatron Gun that came with it is the same colour as the old MP-13 . Released early somehow, must be old stock in a new box
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    Now that TLK-02 Barricade (the global "secret" toy) is now officially revealed, it has been listed on JP online stores, and I've added it to the checklist above.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ark-Ivor View Post
    I just got my Design Award MP-13 and the Megatron Gun that came with it is the same colour as the old MP-13 . Released early somehow, must be old stock in a new box
    Maybe the new colour version was abandoned. I guess keep an eye out to see if the new anime colour version shows up at all, and then maybe chase up your source for an explanation or exchange (of the Megatron gun).

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    Quote Originally Posted by griffin View Post
    When the Movie toys are released in Japan on April 29th, the ToysRUs stores have another one of their freebie promotions - spend 2000yen and get a free Optimus "Temenos" sword... limited to 6000 units.
    The sword is now out, and it is a nice shiny chrome version of the TF4 sword (which was orange with the JP movie toy, and a grey version was the freebie at that time)

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    Masterpiece
    - MP-37 - Artfire (redeco Inferno) w/ Nightstick (new) - May 9th (12,000yen)
    It's showing up as 19th May.
    (Not that it makes any difference for you peeps who preordered through PC).

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    ...and i thought only MP Dirge got delayed to End of June, heaps of stuff got delayed

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