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Transformers Henkei Powerglide, Silverbolt, and Onslaught Announced, Will Have Cartoon Accurate Colors

Post by Ackula » Tue May 27, 2008 2:58 pm

http://www.fantofan.jp/earlybirdsp.htm

Fantofan.jp has posted pre-orders for three newly announced Transformers Henkei figures. All three are of upcoming Transformers Universe releases, which will be "USA Edition" releases in Japan. These Henkei releases will feature more cartoon accurate coloring on the figures than the Universe versions, but the figures will come in the original Universe packaging. Powerglide (in red), Silverbolt, and Onslaught will all be available in October.
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Post by secretcode » Tue May 27, 2008 3:22 pm

I really don't see much difference with Silverbolt...
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Post by Rack 'n Ruin » Tue May 27, 2008 3:40 pm

Well, I suppose it's hardly a suprise that Henkei Powerglide is going be re-coloured red. It definitely makes it more likely I will pick him up.

I actually prefer the blue S.W.A.T. Universe colours on Onslaught rather than the more G1 flavoured Henkei version though.
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Post by another tf fan » Tue May 27, 2008 4:16 pm

When I first saw Powerglide I thought he shoulda been red, but seeing the white and red ones side by side I think Hasbro got that one right,

Also, am I the only one who thinks Silverbolt looks terrible?
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Post by Civ » Tue May 27, 2008 4:36 pm

I'm not sure I like any of the G1 colors on the Henkei figures with this batch. I think I'll stick with the Hasbro versions. And I agree with another tf fan that Silverbolt looks pretty bad.
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Post by secretcode » Tue May 27, 2008 5:39 pm

another tf fan wrote:Also, am I the only one who thinks Silverbolt looks terrible?
He looks terrible for the same reason I think G1 Silverbolt looks terrible: Freaking Long Legs. At least G1 Silverbolt had a reason for it as it had to combine with the others, but this one makes me think it was done for teh lulz.
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Post by Springer007 » Tue May 27, 2008 11:53 pm

secretcode wrote:He looks terrible for the same reason I think G1 Silverbolt looks terrible: Freaking Long Legs. At least G1 Silverbolt had a reason for it as it had to combine with the others, but this one makes me think it was done for teh lulz.
Perhaps a combining figure on down the line though? I am still hoping that a gestalt team is going to be in the works..... If the designing team doesn't have that in the works, seems to be a waste to get the leaders of the teams w/o the combining-fun-ness. :(

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Post by another tf fan » Wed May 28, 2008 12:05 am

Springer I think it was already announced that Onslaught would not be a combiner, and at Botcon they hinted that gestalts aren't part of the future.

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Post by secretcode » Wed May 28, 2008 12:12 am

Kitbashing is your friend. I'm already thinking maybe a Universe Galvatron to Brawl and getting another Movie Landmine for Swindle.
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Post by Jaynz » Wed May 28, 2008 12:25 am

I wouldn't get my hopes up about combiners, though, if Hasbro's doing the lead on a line. Aaron Archer is on record as hating combiners in any form - and will flat out refuse to do them.

That said, I still think that Silverbolt and Onslaught would have been better served with a slight tweak of the Energon combiners, though. It was good enough for Dev...

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Post by Treadshot A1 » Wed May 28, 2008 3:06 am

secretcode wrote:I really don't see much difference with Silverbolt...
The back of his jet mode looks different, but not much else that i can see.
Rack 'n Ruin wrote:Well, I suppose it's hardly a suprise that Henkei Powerglide is going be re-coloured red. It definitely makes it more likely I will pick him up.

I actually prefer the blue S.W.A.T. Universe colours on Onslaught rather than the more G1 flavoured Henkei version though.
Me like both Powerglide. Henkei Onslaught looks like he got Leader Brawl's paint scheme. :lol:
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Post by Jaynz » Wed May 28, 2008 3:43 am

Treadshot A1 wrote:The back of his jet mode looks different, but not much else that i can see.
White instead of light gray, and gold highlights instead of black in some places.

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Post by numbat » Wed May 28, 2008 12:02 pm

I think I shall pick up Henkei Powerglide. I don't need a Jetfire lookalike, and the red version will stand nicely alongside the G1 Minibot! (Both versions look nice though.)

Silverbolt is as bad as I expected him to be from the previous photos...

Onslaught looks better in Hasbro's colours, but either way he's 'meh'.

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Post by wolfbolt86 » Wed May 28, 2008 2:10 pm

I think i likie Hasbro's better. Is it me or does the Henkei Silverbolt have a tad brighter red compared to the Universe one.

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Post by Ackula » Wed May 28, 2008 2:41 pm

numbat wrote:I think I shall pick up Henkei Powerglide. I don't need a Jetfire lookalike, and the red version will stand nicely alongside the G1 Minibot!
My sentiments exactly. Don't care about the other two one way or the other. I imagine the only Universe figures I'll purchase will most likely be Prowl, Sunstreaker, and Henkei Powerglide.
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Post by Nevermore » Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:38 am

Not sure if I ever reported these here:
Some stock photos of Henkei "USA Edition" Onslaught, Powerglide and Silverbolt.
http://www.post-chan.com/products/detai ... ct_id=1238
http://www.post-chan.com/products/detai ... ct_id=1239
http://www.post-chan.com/products/detai ... ct_id=1237

(I'm listing those in my checklist, why can't I find the links here in the news forum?)

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Post by Detective Barricade » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:38 pm

Now those pictures better show the differences between Hasbro's and the "USA Editions" of Onslaught.
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