G1 Predaking – 2010 Boxed Set Gets a Second Release

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TakaraTomy continues pulling out the big guns when it comes to G1 reissues here lately! The latest one is a second run of the 2010 Predaking boxed set, as a preorder went up from our site sponsor, BigBadToyStore:

[INDENT]”This new gift set includes all five of the original Predacons (Razorclaw, Rampage, Headstrong, Tantrum and Divebomb) each with all of the die-cast content of the original releases. These new versions are done with a new gold finish to replace the original yellow content, and come with all of the pieces to assemble the monstrous gestalt robot Predaking. This new 2010 release commemorates the 25th anniversary of the original release.”[/INDENT]

The preorder listing is at $224.99 and listed to arrive in December 2012 (yeah, that’s this month – just in time for Christmas!). The images from the preorder have been mirrored here. You can read more details by clicking the preorder or after the jump! “The Predaking 2010 Reissue Box Set includes the following figures:

Razorclaw: Function: Predacon Commander. Razorclaw combines with his fellow Predacons to form Predaking’s torso section. Mistaken for slothfulness, the seemingly protracted periods of inactivity on Razorclaw’s part are in fact the process of Razorclaw harnessing his tremendous energies. Razorclaw expends energy only when a venture promises a worthwhile result, and in those instances he is characterized by savage, relentless assaults. Razorclaw’s massive lion mode enables him to leap distances approximate to a football field.

Rampage: Function: Gunner. Rampage combines with his fellow Predacons to form Predaking’s right arm. Characterized by constant ferocity, Rampage is alternately mesmerized and lulled into a temporary stupor by Earth television. Rampage’s tiger mode enables him to leap 300 feet in height and 500 feet in distance. Rampage’s foreleg kick is capable of shattering a cinderblock. In robot mode, Rampage is equipped with a 60,000 volt lightning rifle, and a 5000 degree Fahrenheit thermo-sword.

Divebomb: Function: Aerial Assault. Divebomb combines with his fellow Predacons to form Predaking’s left arm. Divebomb amasses a mixture of sports cars, jet wing sections, and theater marquees to create mountainous mecha-nests. Divebomb’s back-situated rocket thrusters enable him to fly at a maximum speed 300 mph for a range 2000 miles. In robot mode, he is equipped with a particle beam rifle with an infra-red sight, and a laser-guided sword.

Headstrong: Function: Ground Assault. Headstrong combines with his fellow Predacons to form Predaking’s right leg. The contemptuous, belligerent Headstrong is almost pathologically stubborn to the extent that he will listen to no one, particularly his comrades—however his stubbornness secretly stems from the seat of debilitating insecurities which leave Headstrong vulnerable to psychological, rather than physical, attacks. Headstrong’s rhinoceros mode enables him to puncture 3-foot thick steel obstacles and deliver bursts of corrosive acid. In robot mode, he is equipped with a plasma-sphere shooter, and a light-distorting diffraction sword.

Tantrum: Function: Fueler. Tantrum combines with his fellow Predacons to form Predaking’s left leg. Issuing steam from his nasal ducts, Tantrum is given to bursts of unreasoning fury, which he prefers over any other form of discourse; Tantrum frequently plies his massive horns to the task of obliterating highway trestles and small buildings. Tantrum’s horns generate 20,000 volt electric blasts, and he is outfitted with four exterior fuel tanks as a reserve source for himself and the remaining Predacons. In robot mode, Tantrum is equipped with a chemical-discharging catalytic carbine, and an electro-sword.

Predaking: The base sum of the ceaseless savagery of the Predacons, Predaking is among the mightiest and most destructive of the Decepticons. In his warrior capacity Predaking is unrivaled and is unburdened by any recognized weakness. Predaking is capable of lifting 500 tons, and can react to any movement in his line of sight within .002 seconds. Capable of generating a defensive electric field, Predaking wields an X-ray laser cannon as well as the twin mortar shell launchers housed within each foot.”

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  1. archieboy's Avatar archieboy says

    Heads up from TFormers: Transformers Predaking 2010 Reissue Box Set New Production Run from Takara Tomy Transformers

    BBTS Listing: Predaking 2010 Reissue Box Set - Transformers 2010 - 2013 Transformers Import Figures

    The first release is still available at retail here in Hong Kong at (or close to) the original SRP (around 120 USD). Heck, it's even available on eBay for under 200 (2010 predaking in Toys & Hobbies | eBay). What makes HasTak/BBTS think that this is going to sell at this price?

  2. SPLIT LIP's Avatar SPLIT LIP says

    Usually "DAT WHATEVER" is used as a postive turn of phrase. I expected some low low price worthy of puffing out my upper lip.

  3. Sharpfinger's Avatar Sharpfinger says

    Maybe some parts are covered with gold...

    Why Predaking costs so much more than Devastator or (coff coff) Piranacon?

  4. SPLIT LIP's Avatar SPLIT LIP says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Sharpfinger View Post
    Maybe some parts are covered with gold...

    Why Predaking costs so much more than Devastator or (coff coff) Piranacon?
    Well, I mean, he's way bigger is he not?

  5. Sharpfinger's Avatar Sharpfinger says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
    Well, I mean, he's way bigger is he not?
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by XxsnipersnakexX View Post
    bigger and with die cast parts
    He's US$100,00 "bigger" than Devastator?

    This is a lot of money... If we got Aerialbots or Protectobots released I hope for much better price.

  6. Knightdramon's Avatar Knightdramon says

    It will probably sell at that price because there's fans\customers who blindly preorder something and "just save money from the POL" that they ship six months later.

    As to why he's more expensive...he is bigger than the other gestalts and uses more diecast and has glossy paint applications. Mind you, original retail for the set was around 15.000 yen versus the 10-11.000 yen of the Devastator\Bruticus encore.

  7. archieboy's Avatar archieboy says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Knightdramon View Post
    It will probably sell at that price because there's fans\customers who blindly preorder something and "just save money from the POL" that they ship six months later.

    As to why he's more expensive...he is bigger than the other gestalts and uses more diecast and has glossy paint applications. Mind you, original retail for the set was around 15.000 yen versus the 10-11.000 yen of the Devastator\Bruticus encore.
    Yes, the retail price differences are very much justified in my opinion.

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