Takara-Tomy have updated their website with pages for a huge amount of new releases. Heading up the new pages is a new Lucky Draw campaign toy, Silver Animated Bumblebee – to get this Bumblebee, you have to purchase 3,000 yen or more at participating stores between 18 September and 31 October, then mail in the entry postcard you receive in order to be entered into the draw. For more information, see our Resources page – Lucky Draw Silver Animated Bumblebee.
Also in this update are the September Transformers Animated releases – TA-38 Wingblade Optimus Prime, TA-39 Jet Pack Bumblebee and TA-40 Ratchet Cybertron Mode. Pages have also gone up for the various October Animated releases – TA-41 Optimus Prime Light & Sound, TA-42 Oil Slick, TA-43 Ironhide Light & Sound, TA-44 Armorhide and TA-45 Decepticon Shockwave Original Ver.. There are also pages for the Transformers Animated Super Collection Vol. 1 and Super Collection Vol. 2, which are the Japanese releases of the Animated Activators. None of the releases appear to be significantly different to their US versions, other than now sporting full color faction logos.
Last but not least, a page has also gone live for the Japanese “Autobot Alliance” movie series toys which are due to debut in Japan shortly and include the toys sold in the US under the “Hunt for the Decepticons” promotion, as well as a more detailed page for the 2010 celebration reissue of Predaking.