Transformers Generations to be released in Japan as Transformers United

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Some great news from Red leader of our sponsor Kapow Toys. He reports that the popular Transformers Henkei line, the series that the Classics and Universe 2.0 toys were released under in Japan, will be returning in December. Renamed Transformers United, the line will see the Transformers Generations line get a Japanese release. Ten releases are known so far, and the information we have received from Red leader suggests that they will also have metallic paint jobs. Whether this is in the style of the chrome on the past Henkei releases, or something more like the Takara-Tomy Transformers Animated releases remains to be seen.

The ten toys that have been listed so far are:

1) UN01 – Optimus Prime Cybertron Mode
2) UN02 – Bumblebee Cybertron Mode
3) UN03 – Cliffjumper Cybertron Mode
4) UN04 – Megatron Cybertron Mode
5) UN05 – Soundwave Cybertron Mode
6) UN06 – Optimus Prime
7) UN07 – Bumblebee
8) UN08 – Autobot Drift
9) UN09 – Megatron
10) UN10 – United Straxus

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  1. Red leader's Avatar Red leader says

    Got some notification of the return of Henkei but with a new name and some new paint!!!

    Transformers United set for release in December 2010 brings us the following figures

    1) UN01 - Optimus Prime Cybertron Mode
    2) UN02 - Bumblebee Cybertron Mode
    3) UN03 - Cliffjumper Cybertron Mode
    4) UN04 - Megatron Cybertron Mode
    5) UN05 - Soundwave Cybertron Mode
    6) UN06 - Optimus Prime
    7) UN07 - Bumblebee
    8) UN08 - Autobot Drift
    9) UN09 - Megatron
    10) UN10 - United Straxus

    no pics as yet and we can obviously only speculate if the UN6 - UN7 - UN09 will be previous molds of Optimus Bumblebee and Megatron or something new, the figures also feature new metalic paint jobs.

    Should be getting some pre-order info soon but some of the guys from the east will hopefully beat me to it with pics, I needz to see these!!!

    Cheers

    Andy

  2. Sy-Rein's Avatar Sy-Rein says

    Very interesting. I'm curious as well about the OP and Megatron, I didnt get any of the previous versions of the Classics/Henkei OP and Megatron and I've been eyeing them up lately. Cant wait for some pics.

  3. Triggerhappy's Avatar Triggerhappy says

    Oooooh Aaaaah : )

    Just as I was considering Darkmount, I'll think I'll wait and check out United Straxus before I do!

  4. The touch79's Avatar The touch79 says

    I would feel like such a fool if they released an ultra magnus.

  5. guard convoy's Avatar guard convoy says

    oh hell yes! can't wait to see

    please be a more comic accurate colorsceme for straxus

  6. Venksta's Avatar Venksta says

    Thanks for the news Red Leader. Looking forward to what the non WFC Prime, Megatron, and Bumblebee are. As well as the paint jobs.

  7. catz's Avatar catz says

    there's another OP, BB, & megatron..

    a re-release of henkei or hidden confirmation of a new mold?

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

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by guard convoy View Post
    oh hell yes! can't wait to see

    please be a more comic accurate colorsceme for straxus
    I don't see how. Japan never got the Marvel comics, and additionally, Straxus appeared in two different colour schemes in his two appearances in the Marvel US comic.

    The colour scheme for the Generations toy is based on Straxus' appearance on the cover of the fan publication "The Obscure Omnibus", which Monzo gave the Hasbro team for reference. Cover colours by David Willis are an amalgamation of Straxus' two different colour schemes.

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