Transformers Animated toys launched in Japan

Megatron-Optimus-Two-Pack

Transformers Animated has been released at retail in Japan! The first assortment of the line, consisting of the five main Autobots and Decepticons Starscream and Megatron. All seven were purchased by Masabon of our 2005 Boards, who has also shared with us scans of the tech spec cards that accompany each of the toys. The Tech Spec cards as previously reported interact with a Transformers Animated arcade game being produced by Sega.

Also released in Japan are the campaign exclusive Revenge of the Fallen EZ Collection toys, Infiltrator Soundwave, Defender Optimus Prime and Shanghai Attack Demolishor.

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  1. Masabon's Avatar Masabon says

    It released it, and a toy of TF ANIMATED (a Japanese version) started in Japan. I walked around the general merchandising store in search of the distribution product of the EZ collection.

  2. DrillBIT's Avatar DrillBIT says

    I heard the mold for Optimus is slightly different then the US release.

    EDIT: or is that just the paint job difference?

  3. Fit For natalie's Avatar Fit For natalie says

    Do you know what Japanese fans are saying about Animated? Do they like the new style?



    Weird coincidence: Back in 2001 when Hasbro imported Car Robots as Robots in Diguise, it used a mostly red packaging with reverse colour faction logos - mostly silver Autobot and Decepticon/Predacon symbols. Looks like TakaraTomy is doing the same thing.

  4. Masabon's Avatar Masabon says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Fit For natalie View Post
    Do you know what Japanese fans are saying about Animated? Do they like the new style?



    Weird coincidence: Back in 2001 when Hasbro imported Car Robots as Robots in Diguise, it used a mostly red packaging with reverse colour faction logos - mostly silver Autobot and Decepticon/Predacon symbols. Looks like TakaraTomy is doing the same thing.
    The Japanese volunteer watched ANIMATED using YouTube and NIKONIKODOUGA. It is long-awaited Japanese development. I like ANIMATED.

  5. Masabon's Avatar Masabon says

    It is a card attached to the toy. I am going to link an arcade game of SEGA.

  6. Sage o' G-fruit's Avatar Sage o' G-fruit says

    Bumblebee looks absolutely gorgeous. He's the only one who's worth the import price IMHO.

  7. [Wing_Saber-X]'s Avatar [Wing_Saber-X] says

    Bumblebee is awesome-sauce.

    Also, Megs and Prime 2 pack =

  8. Spongezilla's Avatar Spongezilla says

    I need those EZ collection figs... hey, he has 2 Demolishers... now there's only 118 left....

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