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Remember when we saw this solicitation that started a rumor that claimed TakaraTomy's Japanese version of the Age of Extinction toyline would be drastically different from Hasbro's? If not, go take a good look at it, for it has seemingly turned out to be true!
The Agabyss Twitter has posted several bits of information and images of toys to be sold in the Japanese Age of Extinction toyline, many of which are redecos of older figures in decos that are not slated to be released by Hasbro. This could be Takara's attempt to bulk up the line for the Japanese market, in addition to redecoing some the AOE-original molds. Note that the few AOE-original molds seen here are merely depicted with recycled Hasbro art instead of the final Takara deco'd versions, but the older mold redecos appear to be genuine.
The line also seems to be titled "Movie Advanced" instead of "Age of Extinction" or "Lost Age" (the film's Japanese title). To see all the figures in the lineup thus far, head through the space bridge.
AD01 Optimus Prime - movie-accurate redeco of the Movie Generations Leader class toy
AD02 Classic Optimus Prime - some sort of redeco of Movie Generations Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus Prime
AD03 Grimlock - some sort of redeco of the Movie Generations Voyager
AD04 Classic Bumblebee - movie-accurate redeco of Movie Generations Deluxe High Octane Bumblebee
*placeholder Hasbro pics*
AD05 Dinobot Scorn - some sort of redeco of the Movie Generations Deluxe
AD06 Crosshairs - some sort of redeco of the Movie Generations Deluxe
*placeholder Hasbro pics*
AD07 Slug - some sort of redeco of the Movie Generations Deluxe
AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee - metallic redeco of the 2010 Deluxe Battle Blade Bumblebee
AD09 Protoform Optimus Prime - "Foundation" comic-accurate redeco of the 2007 Deluxe Protoform Optimus Prime
AD10 Starscream - 2007 movie-accurate redeco of DOTM Deluxe Starscream, and given silver versions of the axes that originally belonged to the 2014 simplified TF: Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Smokescreen (the upscaled-to-Deluxe Cyberverse Legion toy)
AD11 Dispensor - redeco of the 2007 Movie Deluxe Payload figure and remolded with a new head and weapon. Notice the Mood Whiplash logos referencing IDW's Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye issue #13 comic
AD12 Revenge Optimus Prime - redeco of the 2010 Voyager Battle Blades Optimus Prime
AD13 Devastator - movie-accurate redeco of the ROTF Legends class Constructicon Devastator
AD14 Jolt - ROTF-accurate redeco of DOTM Deluxe Jolt with whip weapons
AD15 Ratchet - G1-based redeco of DOTM Deluxe Ratchet, and given the sword that originally belonged to the 2014 simplified version of TF: Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Bumblebee (the upscaled-to-Deluxe Cyberverse Legion toy)
AD16 Dino - redeco of ROTF Deluxe Sideways, and remolded with a new head and wrist swords
AD17 Darkside Soundwave - a seemingly unchanged release of the unreleased DOTM "Movie Trilogy Series" Deluxe Soundwave
AD18 ??? - listed as a "popular Decepticon"
AD19 ??? - listed as a Deluxe class Autobot
AD01 through AD15 are slated for release on May 17, 2014, and AD16 through AD19 on June 21, 2014.
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Y'know this might be the year i pick up some of the Japanese stuff
Wow, this is really awesome! In the absence of higher end "Human Alliance" calibre toys, I might start going after these beauties.
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I want that Dino. Dispensor looks cool and is a surprise. Bumblebee, Starscream and Optimus don't look half-bad either
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