Transformers United Up for Preorder at Big Bad Toy Store, more characters confirmed!

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Our friends and sponsors at Big Bad Toy Store have listed the complete range of Transformers United toys known so far for preorder. We only learned of a few entries into the series this morning, these are all now confirmed (although the numbering is slightly different) and four more releases have been confirmed – Grapple, Scourge, “Autobot Tobura” and “Hoilgaru”. The last two are probably mistranslations, as “Autobot Tobura” could be a mistransliteration of the literal Japanese pronunciation of “Autobot Blurr”, which Takara-Tomy used recently for their Animated Blurr release.

The full listing of the upcoming Transformers United line is as follows:

UN-01 Optimus Prime Cybertron Mode
UN-02 Bumblebee Cybertron Mode
UN-03 Cliffjumper Cybertron Mode
UN-04 Megatron Cybertron Mode
UN-05 Soundwave Cybertron Mode
UN-06 Optimus Prime
UN-07 Bumblebee
UN-08 Autobot Drift
UN-09 Megatron
UN-10 Straxus
UN-11 Autobot Grapple
UN-12 Autobot Jazz
UN-13 Autobot Tracks
UN-14 Decepticon Lugnut
UN-15 Autobot Perceptor
UN-16 Autobot Blurr
UN-17 Autobot Kup
UN-18 Wreck-Gar
UN-19 Hoilgaru
UN-20 Rumble & Frenzy
UN-21 Decepticon Scourge
UN-22 G2 Optimus Prime

Given the different numbering from the earlier report, this may still be subject to change. But it looks like already Transformers United will rival Transformers Henkei for number of releases. As always when new information does become available, we will update you on the latest developments, so be sure to check back often!

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  1. Optimus Vader has no avatar! Optimus Vader says

    Has there been any word on whether that United Megs (the classics/henkei! reissue) is coming to the states or not? I preordered that, but will cancel if it's coming to the US.

  2. Fast_Draw's Avatar Fast_Draw says

    What are these exactly? Takara's version of Generations? Are they similar or drastically different?

  3. mx-01 archon has no avatar! mx-01 archon says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Fast_Draw View Post
    What are these exactly? Takara's version of Generations? Are they similar or drastically different?
    Transformers United is Takara's Generations line, yes.

    The few pics we've seen suggest that they're continuing the route they took with Animated, with the toys painted up in shiny metallics.

  4. PoweredConvoy's Avatar PoweredConvoy says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Optimus Vader View Post
    Has there been any word on whether that United Megs (the classics/henkei! reissue) is coming to the states or not? I preordered that, but will cancel if it's coming to the US.
    Nope never. Hasbro said they can't release the figure in the colors they did it in back in 2006 (this was back in 2008 I believe), never mind the more realistic colors (without an orange tip) that the Henkei & United version feature.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Fast_Draw View Post
    What are these exactly? Takara's version of Generations? Are they similar or drastically different?
    As mx-01 archon said it's Generations in Japan, but also features some figures from the HtfD and Reveal the Shield line (Transformers (2010)).

    No idea on how different the figures will be besides some metallic paint added.

    Randy

  5. wildfly's Avatar wildfly says

    All i can think of for some reason is Hooligan.. even though i can't think what mold would fit character.

    I'm gonna guess United Grapple will be more orangey than the Hasbro version... but we'll see.


    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Optimus Vader View Post
    Has there been any word on whether that United Megs (the classics/henkei! reissue) is coming to the states or not?
    With the mold back in use, a new bunch of fans, and a Hasbro reissue of the original Megatron impossible.... i'd say it's a fairly likely store exclusive.

    I'd guess we wouldn't know until much closer to the release of the United version though.

    Hasbro also said at the time that the lurid color scheme on their version was the only way they could get it on the shelves. So if they re-release the mold, the colors aren't likely to be any less garish.

  6. PoweredConvoy's Avatar PoweredConvoy says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by miscreant View Post
    With the mold back in use, a new bunch of fans, and a Hasbro reissue of the original Megatron impossible.... i'd say it's a fairly likely store exclusive.

    I'd guess we wouldn't know until much closer to the release of the United version though.

    Hasbro also said at the time that the lurid color scheme on their version was the only way they could get it on the shelves. So if they re-release the mold, the colors aren't likely to be any less garish.
    As I mentioned above, even the original 2006 Classics colors are not an option for that mold any more, as even those are not bright enough supposedly. So yeah, gray, silver, and black will never be colors that mold is released in by Hasbro.

    Randy

  7. Optimus Vader has no avatar! Optimus Vader says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by PoweredConvoy View Post
    Nope never. Hasbro said they can't release the figure in the colors they did it in back in 2006 (this was back in 2008 I believe), never mind the more realistic colors (without an orange tip) that the Henkei & United version feature.

    Randy
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by miscreant View Post
    With the mold back in use, a new bunch of fans, and a Hasbro reissue of the original Megatron impossible.... i'd say it's a fairly likely store exclusive.

    I'd guess we wouldn't know until much closer to the release of the United version though.

    Hasbro also said at the time that the lurid color scheme on their version was the only way they could get it on the shelves. So if they re-release the mold, the colors aren't likely to be any less garish.
    Then I think I'll keep my preorder and treat myself to a nice little import this Dec (always wanted the Henkei! version, but I think I like United's paint app even more).

  8. Thundershot's Avatar Thundershot says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Optimus Vader View Post
    Then I think I'll keep my preorder and treat myself to a nice little import this Dec (always wanted the Henkei! version, but I think I like United's paint app even more).
    I'm doing the same. I passed on Henkei Megatron and even though the aftermarket is the same, I think I like this one better...

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