Bot Shots Japanese Test Market Release

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Thanks to fellow fansite The Allspark, we now have an image of a possible Japanese test market release of the Bot Shots toyline to see how the line will sell at retail in Japanese stores. These toys feature brand new packaging (Two different styles of packaging, actually) and are rereleases of Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Prowl, Powerglide, Ratchet, and Brawl.

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  1. WhiteMocha's Avatar WhiteMocha says

    As a (so far) Bot Shots completist/addict, can I just say...... I REALLY hope the only difference between these and the US versions is the packaging.

    I don't want my stupid, irresponsible brain to be presented with the option of paying $20 to import, say, a slightly lighter Thundercracker with an extra stripe, or something. It can't be trusted with things like that.

  2. Avengers's Avatar Avengers says

    Hopefully the Hasbro bot shots peg warmers from USA retail shelves. get removed from stores & then loaded up on a huge boat & shipped to japan. Takara can add a japanese sticker to the packages & sell them as is.

  3. Rewind's Avatar Rewind says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by WhiteMocha View Post
    As a (so far) Bot Shots completist/addict, can I just say...... I REALLY hope the only difference between these and the US versions is the packaging.

    I don't want my stupid, irresponsible brain to be presented with the option of paying $20 to import, say, a slightly lighter Thundercracker with an extra stripe, or something. It can't be trusted with things like that.
    Indeed, this is news I've been dreading. I have this horrible image of myself shedding a tear as I click BUY IT NOW on a $80 Japanese exclusive variant of the seeker mold in a translucent black named 'Stormcloud' or something.

  4. Lbsammills51's Avatar Lbsammills51 says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by WhiteMocha View Post
    As a (so far) Bot Shots completist/addict, can I just say...... I REALLY hope the only difference between these and the US versions is the packaging.

    I don't want my stupid, irresponsible brain to be presented with the option of paying $20 to import, say, a slightly lighter Thundercracker with an extra stripe, or something. It can't be trusted with things like that.
    Imagine if they make a bunch of new clear Bot Shots as campaign exclusives?

  5. Omegatron has no avatar! Omegatron says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Lbsammills51 View Post
    Imagine if they make a bunch of new clear Bot Shots as campaign exclusives?
    Chromed Lucky Draw Botshots?

  6. Rotorstorm's Avatar Rotorstorm says

    Prowl is the singular release other than Barricade and bumblebee doesn't have stripes by the looks of things.

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