Henkei Skyfire and Ramjet test shots

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Henkei Skyfire and Ramjet test shots

Post by Nevermore » Sat Jul 05, 2008 2:40 pm

Takara's version of Classics Jetfire.

Official release date is July 17th.
http://www.actoys.net/bbs/read.php?tid-274612.html
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Post by Gareth Infinity » Sat Jul 05, 2008 10:45 pm

Looks great, I like the more simplified look with less red.

The pre-order on BBTS is only $39.99, and they're selling Hasbro Classics Jetfire for $44.99. Wouldn't be a hard choice if I could even afford either at the moment.

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Post by ColdBain » Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:31 pm

I feel like an idiot now, rushing out and collecting the Classics line, these Japanese re-paints are simply fantastic.
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Post by Nevermore » Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:04 am

ColdBain wrote:I feel like an idiot now, rushing out and collecting the Classics line, these Japanese re-paints are simply fantastic.
Depends. Some of them (Bumblebee, for example) are so forcibly "cartoon-accurate" that they look a lot more bland than the Hasbro versions.

Or they use totally random chrome, like Grimlock.
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Post by secretcode » Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:11 am

Only ones I think work happen to be Skyfire, Megatron, Starscream, and Astrotrain... and I suppose Powerglide. (Does he count as Henkei, or are they part of a new line?)
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Post by Nevermore » Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:19 pm

Powerglide, Onslaught and Silverbolt are part of Henkei, but as "USA Editions".

Photos of Ramjet, same release date as Skyfire:
http://www.actoys.net/bbs/read.php?tid-277772.html
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Post by wolfbolt86 » Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:16 pm

The only ones that I would want to buy would be the henkei versions of Thundercraker, and the last two cone heads.

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Post by RID Scourge » Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:56 pm

So far the only Henkei I'm looking to buy is Nemesis Prime (or whatever they call him) if I can't get the SDCC exclusive version too easily.

Looks nice though.
ColdBain wrote:I feel like an idiot now, rushing out and collecting the Classics line, these Japanese re-paints are simply fantastic.
If it makes you feel better, you're saving a bundle. Unless you're in one of those countries where the difference in importing is negligible. EDIT: NZ? Might be just as cheap there. For me the Henkei stuff would be twice as much.

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Post by Detective Barricade » Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:20 am

Both Skyfire and Ramjet look great! Although, I don't like Skyfire's clear missiles. I'd be afraid to even touch the launchers in fear of firing and losing the missiles.:(
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Post by RID Scourge » Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:22 am

Aye. Clear missiles are a bad idea.

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Post by Detective Barricade » Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:54 am

RID Scourge wrote:Aye. Clear missiles are a bad idea.
Painful memories of quickly losing Optimal Optimus' missiles (all four of them)... The lack of any color on Henkei Skyfire's missiles also hides the excellent detailing on the missiles themselves, which is a shame.
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Post by RID Scourge » Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:26 am

Yep. That's what I mean. :D :drink::cheers:

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Post by wolfbolt86 » Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:14 am

I thought Jetfire wouldn't get a JP release due to its likeness of Macross.

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Post by Treadshot A1 » Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:04 am

And Megs looks like a nerf gun here, yet nerf didn't sue.

JP toy safety's also easier to get past. Their reissue megs can fire, for god's sake, and has 20 rounds, ffs. (this is relating to clear missile, slightly)
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Post by wolfbolt86 » Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:06 am

Treadshot A1 wrote:And Megs looks like a nerf gun here, yet nerf didn't sue.
Hasbro owns Nerf. Besides, Hasbro and Takara make the TF's together. Marcoss is own by a different company altogther.

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Post by Treadshot A1 » Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:10 am

OK, sorry. All i'm sayin is that many toys have had likeness to other series before, what's to stop jetfire now?

I guess CLA Megs wasn't the best example, but what the heck?
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Post by Catalyst Dragon » Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:42 am

So far of all the Henkei and Classic series paints I've seen, I like the Classic series better.

With one exception...Megatron...gaw he looks like a Nerf Gun!
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Post by electro girl » Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:31 am

im not sure i like how ramjets face can be seen under the nose of the plane, its not like he is a car and its covered by the floor, he is a plane and that is the part people see above them, unless of course he flies upside down but then those above hijm would see it, astrotrain would make fun of him
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Post by wolfbolt86 » Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:23 pm

There was a panle that would cover the face in jet mod. IDW showed this during Ramjet's spotlight.

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Post by electro girl » Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:06 pm

makes sense
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