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Old 2004-06-15, 10:08 AM   #1
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Talking Tokyo Toy Show Pics: Insectron reissue, first pics of finished BT Smokescreen redux!

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http://toyboxst.inwards.com/rumblize...rticle_key=411

TF Collection #16: The Insectrons. As a three-pack.
http://toyboxst.inwards.com/rumblize...e=DSC04694.jpg

BT Tracks. Plus the first pic of the revisited BT Smokescreen with a finished paintjob. And, ladies and gentlemen: He's got a shoulder launcher!
http://toyboxst.inwards.com/rumblize...e=DSC04692.jpg
 
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Old 2004-06-15, 11:55 AM   #2
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do the insecticons come with the cubes near them?
cause if it is,the timing is funny.now that unicron.com made the energy cubes...
edit:i love grand scourge...
 
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Old 2004-06-15, 02:43 PM   #3
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The white cards says "TFC-16 INSECTRONS [I guess the Japanese word means something like "with"] ENERGON CUBES".
 
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Old 2004-06-15, 07:50 PM   #4
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Sweet! I hope they release the rest of them.
 
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Old 2004-06-15, 08:29 PM   #5
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"Rest" of what?
 
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Old 2004-06-15, 08:29 PM   #6
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Definitely looking forward to the Insecticon set. As for the new Smokescreen, other than the shoulder cannon and decal changes, I don't notice any real difference between it and my Smokescreen. I don't think I'll be getting it.
 
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Old 2004-06-15, 08:33 PM   #7
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"Rest" of what?
Of the Insecticons
 
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Old 2004-06-15, 08:41 PM   #8
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I doubt there's a market for the Deluxe Insecticons. The originals will sell pretty well, though, and the cubes are a nice gimmick (especially since they have chest compartments to store them in.)

Smokescreen is a bit annoying, but I'd rather find a suitably sized weapon for the Alternator I've already got than fork out again...

Tracks is looking better, although he's a veritable forest of kibble.
 
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Old 2004-06-15, 08:59 PM   #9
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Takara doesn't own the rights to the Deluxe Insecticons molds.

Like they don't own the rights to Shockwave, Sky Lynx, Omega Supreme, Whirl, Roadbuster and Jetfire.
 
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Old 2004-06-15, 11:19 PM   #10
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Are Takara just planning to add to BT Smokescreen a tiny bit every release?

Oh wait, they have for Starscream, Convoy and Lambor. These lads could teach Hasbro a thing or two about buggering the cash cow.
 
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Old 2004-06-16, 01:08 AM   #11
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By the time we get to BT#27 I'm expecting a Mad Max style affair with the roof torn off and a machine gun tripod at the back...

Hey, there's a project. Comedy repaints and customs of Smokescreen.
 
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Old 2004-06-16, 02:36 AM   #12
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WHAT's the name of the helicopter tf in the pics? the one with the many arms?
 
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Old 2004-06-16, 03:48 AM   #13
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That'd be Bulkhead. He actually only has 2 arms. The big claw things are just part of a weird backpack accessory.
 
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Old 2004-06-16, 08:30 AM   #14
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Are Takara just planning to add to BT Smokescreen a tiny bit every release?
Actually, the new Smokescreen release was most probably part of the deal with Subaru ("make sure you include the new model for every year!"). The real changes are, apart from the paintjob, a remolded front bumper, an added roof vent and new hubcaps, just like on the real WRC. The launcher is Takara's little addition to make people really want to buy it.
I bet the 2005 model is goint to include two launchers.
 
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Old 2004-06-16, 09:37 AM   #15
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I'm betting he comes with two launchers but they only sent one pair along with the two display pieces. I don't think most car manufacturers would be entirely happy with the missiles being attached to the car mode in promotional shots.
 
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Old 2004-06-16, 12:22 PM   #16
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am I the only one who noticed the energon scourge? looks pretty good to me.
 
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Old 2004-06-16, 12:34 PM   #17
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Robot Master Prime and BW Megatron looks good as well....can't wait for Energon Bulkhead and Wheeljack to make their way over here.
 
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Old 2004-06-16, 01:58 PM   #18
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i definatly liked the pictures of Energon nemesis prime/scourge, i think its a kinda cool lookin color scheme
 
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Old 2004-06-16, 11:00 PM   #19
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I hope they make premiums of the insecticons. I have two full sets and a third bombshell all ready, but I could use additional soldiers.
 
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Old 2004-06-17, 03:04 AM   #20
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What other cars are they plannin to add to the alternator series?
do you think theyll come out with another rally car? maybe an EVO8 lancer? that would be freakin cool..
 

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