Wingblade Optimus Prime And Hydrodive Bumblebee Possibly Set For September Release In Japan

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Release plans for TakaraTomy‘s Transformers Animated releases between July-September were taken down but not before Autobot-Aichi was able to obtain them! For those Transformers Animated fans still clinging to hope that Hasbro releases Hydrodive Bumblebee and Wingblade Prime, TakaraTomy might beat them to the punch in Japan. Here are the listings that Autobot Aichi was able to obtain:

7月(July):

  • TA26 メガトロン ライト&サウンド Megatrn 7140yen
  • TA27 ウルトラマグナス ライト&サウンド Ultra Magnus  7140yen
  • TA28 センチネル SENTINEL(SENTINEL PRIME) 2415yen
  • TA29 オートボットジャズ Jazz 2415yen
  • TA30 オートボットブラー Blurr 2415yen
  • TA31 エリートガードバンブルビー Elite Guard Bumblebee  2415yen
  • TA32 レックガー Wreck-Gar  3780yen
  • オプティマスプライム&ロディマス 5250yen(クリアカラーセット)
8月(August):
  • TA33 ホットロディマス Hot Rodimus (Rodimus Minor?) 3780yen
  • TA34 サムライプロール Samurai Prowl 2940yen
  • TA35 ディセプティコンサンストーム Sunstorm 3780yen
  • TA36 スィンドル Swindle 2415yen
  • TA37 ワスピネーター Waspinator 2415yen
  • オプティマスプライムVSメガトロン サイバトロンモード 4725yen
9月(September):
  • TA38 ウイングブレードオプティマスプライム Wingblade Optimus Prime  4725yen
  • TA39 ジェットパックバンブルビー Jet pack Bumblebee 3360yen
  • TA40 ラチェット サイバトロンモード Autobot Ratchet (Cybertron Mode) 2415yen

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  1. Masabon's Avatar Masabon says

    The release plan of ANIMATED toys from July to September was carried by a Japanese shop. (Information is deleted now)
    "Autobase Aichi" caught this information.

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    7月

    TA26 メガトロン ライト&サウンド Megatrn 7140yen
    TA27 ウルトラマグナス ライト&サウンド Ultra Magnus  7140yen
    TA28 センチネル SENTINEL(SENTINEL PRIME) 2415yen
    TA29 オートボットジャズ Jazz 2415yen
    TA30 オートボットブラー Blurr 2415yen
    TA31 エリートガードバンブルビー Elite Guard Bumblebee  2415yen
    TA32 レックガー Wreck-Gar  3780yen
    オプティマスプライム&ロディマス 5250yen(クリアカラーセット)


    8月

    TA33 ホットロディマス Hot Rodimus (Rodimus Minor?) 3780yen
    TA34 サムライプロール Samurai Prowl 2940yen
    TA35 ディセプティコンサンストーム Sunstorm 3780yen
    TA36 スィンドル Swindle 2415yen
    TA37 ワスピネーター Waspinator 2415yen
    オプティマスプライムVSメガトロン サイバトロンモード 4725yen


    9月

    TA38 ウイングブレードオプティマスプライム Wingblade Optimus Prime  4725yen
    TA39 ジェットパックバンブルビー Jet pack Bumblebee 3360yen
    TA40 ラチェット サイバトロンモード Autobot Ratchet (Cybertron Mode) 2415yen

    The shop deleted information! The reliability of these information is unidentified! I pay attention to future information.

  2. theestampede's Avatar theestampede says

    Hope he is coming out, I was really looking forward to the figure. May end up importing this guy and rodimus.

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

    Well, at least people will (eventually) have a way to get these last few Animated toys if Hasbro can't find a way to sell them (retailers have to agree to sell the products before you see them on shelves, and Hasbro can't force them).

    Looks like the Wingblade parts will come with the Voyager version of Optimus Prime, judging by the price.

  4. Type-R's Avatar Type-R says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Fit For natalie View Post
    Looks like the Wingblade parts will come with the Voyager version of Optimus Prime, judging by the price.
    Samurai Prowl also costs more than a regular deluxe class figure. I wonder what changes or additions (compared to Hasbro's version) would justify the price hike.

    Perhaps the shuriken hub caps will be included for TakTom's release or maybe the sidecar wheel will split in two like on the prototype.

    Also:

    Quote:
    7月

    オプティマスプライム&ロディマス 5250円(クリアカラーセット)
    Translation:

    Quote:
    July

    Optimus Prime & Rodimus 5250 yen (clear color set)
    A rather odd pairing since both characters were never shown together in the series. Then again, they're both modern versions of the G1 Primes so I guess it's more of a nostalgia pairing.

  5. caitlindevi's Avatar caitlindevi says

    Wingblade prime is supposed to come with a deluxe size Prime but compatable with the voyager...but theres 'jet pack bumblebee' there at around a voyager price too. Will that be Hydrodive Bumblebee?

  6. Masabon's Avatar Masabon says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by caitlindevi View Post
    Wingblade prime is supposed to come with a deluxe size Prime but compatable with the voyager...but theres 'jet pack bumblebee' there at around a voyager price too. Will that be Hydrodive Bumblebee?


    These information is not settled. I think that a price and the specifications of the article will become clear in future.

  7. Jarodimus's Avatar Jarodimus says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by caitlindevi View Post
    but theres 'jet pack bumblebee' there at around a voyager price too. Will that be Hydrodive Bumblebee?
    That's my guess. Its price is less than the other Voyagers'.

  8. Icespark's Avatar Icespark says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Masabon View Post
    The release plan of ANIMATED toys from July to September was carried by a Japanese shop. (Information is deleted now)
    "Autobase Aichi" caught this information.


    The shop deleted information! The reliability of these information is unidentified! I pay attention to future information.
    Hello! Thank you so much for both the information, and for the hope that these figure might still be released!


    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Fit For natalie View Post
    Well, at least people will (eventually) have a way to get these last few Animated toys if Hasbro can't find a way to sell them (retailers have to agree to sell the products before you see them on shelves, and Hasbro can't force them).
    Wait, what's to stop Hasbro from releasing the finished figures through either the Hasbrotoyshop website, or the Collector's club website, or both?

    I mean, if the figures are finished, there isn't exactly much point in fighting retailers to carry the products, if they have two perfectly fine, and available outlets to carry them.

    Or am I applying logic where I shouldn't again?



    You know, I also really have to wonder what the clear Rodimus and Optimus will be like. Will they be entirely clear, or, still the same colors just in translucent? If it's the translucent, I'll probably have to try and get them!

    Also, Hydrodive Bumblebee!

  9. ORIO's Avatar ORIO says

    Sweeet. I hope that's true. Hydrodive BB was one of my most anticipated Animated releases. So I he gets released along with Wingblade Prime

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