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Complete Hasbro & Takara "Neo-G1" toys checklist

Last update: December 19th 2009

Quick jump:
US market: Hasbro 20th Anniversary (mass retail) | "G1" Spychangers
Japanese market: Takara Masterpiece (mass retail) | Masterpiece exclusives | Japanese Masterpiece "USA Editions" | Transformers Hybrid Style Series | Hybrid Style Series exclusives | Takara Smallest Transformers (mass retail) | Smallest Transformers campaign exclusives | Takara Mini Shop Collection | Takara Myclone Transformers | Takara Choro-Q Robos (transforming) | Q Robos (non-transforming 7-Eleven Japan exclusives) | Transformer Choro-Qs (non-transforming, BotConJapan 2000 exclusives) | Kaiyodo KT Figure Collection | KT Figure Collection magazine exclusives | Kaiyodo Revoltech | Revoltech exclusives | Transformers History Collection | Kabaya Transformers G1 Bottlecaps


US MARKET

Hasbro 20th Anniversary (mass retail)

Name(s)Repaint / remold ofTakara counterpartProduct code #Retail priceRelease date / statusComments
Optimus PrimeMasterpiece Convoy (with long smokestacks, no "battle damage" paintjob, cardboard trailer and grey rifle) [or Masterpiece Convoy (USA Edition)]80500$69.99February 2004
OUT
A small number came with a grey instead of a black rifle
Read a review

"G1" Spychangers

Exclusive toName(s)Repaint / remold ofProduct code #Retail priceRelease date / statusComments
KB ToysWheeljackSpychanger Daytonus (Robots in Disguise)26600 / 26548$3.99January 2004
OUT
KB ToysAutobot JazzSpychanger Side Burn (Robots in Disguise)26601 / 26548$3.99January 2004
OUT
KB ToysHoistSpychanger X-Brawn (Robots in Disguise)26602 / 26548$3.99January 2004
OUT
KB ToysSilverstreakSpychanger Side Swipe (Robots in Disguise)26603 / 26548$3.99January 2004
OUT
KB ToysProwlSpychanger Prowl 2 (Robots in Disguise)26604 / 26548$3.99January 2004
OUT
KB ToysOptimus PrimeSpychanger Scourge (Robots in Disguise)26604 / 26548$3.99January 2004
OUT
CANCELLED ITEMS:
?MirageSpychanger Mirage (Robots in Disguise)26548$3.99Officially solicited by Hasbro (January 2003)
CANCELLED
?MotormasterSpychanger Scourge (Robots in Disguise)26548$3.99Officially solicited by Hasbro (January 2003)
Cancelled (February 2004)
CANCELLED
?Drag StripSpychanger Mirage (Robots in Disguise) or Spychanger Daytonus (Robots in Disguise)26548$3.99Officially solicited by Hasbro (January 2003)
Cancelled (February 2004)
CANCELLED
?WildracerSpychanger ? (Robots in Disguise)26548$3.99Officially solicited by Hasbro (January 2003)
Cancelled (February 2004)
CANCELLED
?Breakdown (or "Brakedown"?)Spychanger ? (Robots in Disguise)26548$3.99Officially solicited by Hasbro
(January 2003)
Cancelled (February 2004)
CANCELLED
?Dead EndSpychanger ? (Robots in Disguise)26548$3.99Officially solicited by Hasbro (January 2003)
Cancelled (February 2004)
CANCELLED


JAPANESE MARKET

Takara Masterpiece (mass retail)

NOTES: Japanese release dates are exact dates.

Product numberName(s)Repaint / remold ofHasbro counterpartRetail priceRelease date / statusComments
MP-1Convoy20th Anniversary Optimus Prime (with shortened smokestacks, "battle damage" paintjob, cardboard combat deck and black rifle)¥9,800December 2003
OUT
Read a review
MP-2Ultra MagnusMP-1 Convoy¥9,800March 2005
OUT
MP-3StarscreamMasterpiece Starscream (Wal*Mart exclusive)¥9,800September 2006
OUT
"Low visibility" color
With miniature Dr. Arkeville figure
Read a review
MP-4Convoy (Complete Edition)MP-1 Convoy20th Anniversary Optimus Prime DVD Edition (without trailer)¥18,000September 2006
OUT
With trailer, but without Roller
Read a review
MP-5Megatron¥9,800March 2007
OUT
Read a review
Read another review
MP-6SkywarpStarscreamMasterpiece Skywarp (Wal*Mart exclusive)¥9,800September 2007
OUT
Read a review
MP-7ThundercrackerStarscream¥10,000November 2008
OUT
Read a review
MP-8Grimlock¥13,000March 2009
OUT
Read a review

Masterpiece exclusives

Exclusive toProduct numberName(s)Repaint / remold ofRetail price / availabilityRelease date / statusComments
None ("robot points" lucky draw)Convoy (gold version)MP-1 ConvoyLucky drawOctober 2004
OUT
Limited to 20 pieces
Toy Hobby MarketMP-8XKing GrimlockMP-8 Grimlock¥13,000December 2009
OUT
UPCOMING ITEMS:
e-Hobby ShopMP-1BConvoy Black VersionMP-1 Convoy¥10,000Listed for preorder at e-Hobby website (August 2009)
Depicted at TakaraTomy website (August 2009)
Surfaced in sample packaging in China (November 2009)
January 2010

Japanese Masterpiece "USA Editions"

Exclusive toName(s)Repaint / remold ofHasbro counterpartRetail priceRelease date / statusComments
e-Hobby ShopConvoy (with shortened smokestacks, "battle damage" paintjob, cardboard combat deck and black rifle)MP-01 Convoy20th Anniversary Optimus Prime¥9,800April 2004
OUT
None (mass retail)Starscream (with less battle damage)MP-04 StarscreamMasterpiece Starscream (Wal*Mart exclusive)¥10,000February 2008
OUT

Transformers Hybrid Style Series

NOTES: For THS-01, see Cybertron & Galaxy Force.

Product numberName(s)Repaint / remold ofRetail priceRelease date / statusComments
THS-02G1 Convoy¥5,000March 2006
OUT
Read a review

Hybrid Style Series exclusives

Exclusive toProduct numberName(s)Repaint / remold ofRetail priceRelease date / statusComments
e-Hobby ShopTHS-02BG1 Convoy (black version)THS-02 G1 Convoy¥6,500February 2007
OUT
With extra missile launchers (based on Generation 2 Optimus Prime missile launchers), extra "US comic style" Optimus Prime head (normal version) and extra "US comic style" Optimus Prime head (damaged version)

Takara Smallest Transformers (mass retail)

WaveProduct numberName(s)Repaint / remold ofRetail priceRelease date / statusComments
1GTF-01AConvoy¥380 (case of 12; ¥4,560 per case)July 2003
OUT
1GTF-01BConvoy Trailer (with Buggy)¥380 (case of 12; ¥4,560 per case)July 2003
OUT
Read a review
1GTF-02Lambor¥380 (case of 12; ¥4,560 per case)July 2003
OUT
1GTF-03Starscream¥380 (case of 12; ¥4,560 per case)July 2003
OUT
Read a review
1GTF-04Bumble¥380 (case of 12; ¥4,560 per case)July 2003
OUT
Read a review
1GTF-05Soundwave (with Jaguar)¥380 (case of 12; ¥4,560 per case)July 2003
OUT
Read a review
1GTF-X-1SkywarpGTF-03 Starscream¥380 (case of 12; ¥4,560 per case)July 2003
OUT
"Secret chase" item
1GTF-X-2Bumble (red version) [aka "Cliff"]GTF-04 Bumble¥380 (case of 12; ¥4,560 per case)July 2003
OUT
"Secret chase" item
Read a review
2GTF-06Convoy (anime version)GTF-01A Convoy¥380 (case of 12; ¥4,560 per case)March 2004
OUT
Read a review
2GTF-07Megatron¥380 (case of 12; ¥4,560 per case)March 2004
OUT
Read a review
2GTF-08Meister¥380 (case of 12; ¥4,560 per case)March 2004
OUT
Read a review
2GTF-09Prowl¥380 (case of 12; ¥4,560 per case)March 2004
OUT
Read a review
2GTF-10AlertGTF-02 Lambor¥380 (case of 12; ¥4,560 per case)March 2004
OUT
2GTF-11ThrustGTF-03 Starscream¥380 (case of 12; ¥4,560 per case)March 2004
OUT
2GTF-X-3StreakGTF-09 Prowl¥380 (case of 12; ¥4,560 per case)March 2004
OUT
"Secret chase" item
2GTF-X-4Ultra MagnusGTF-01A Convoy¥380 (case of 12; ¥4,560 per case)March 2004
OUT
"Secret chase" item
2.5StarscreamGTF-03 Starscream¥380 (case of 8; ¥3,040 per case)June 2004
OUT
Repackaged GTF-03 Starscream (no repaint)
2.5Soundwave (with Jaguar)GTF-05 Soundwave & Jaguar¥380 (case of 8; ¥3,040 per case)June 2004
OUT
Repackaged GTF-05 Soundwave & Jaguar (no repaint)
2.5Convoy (anime version)GTF-06 Convoy (anime version)¥380 (case of 8; ¥3,040 per case)June 2004
OUT
Repackaged GTF-06 Convoy Anime Version (no repaint)
2.5MegatronGTF-07 Megatron¥380 (case of 8; ¥3,040 per case)June 2004
OUT
Repackaged GTF-07 Megatron (no repaint)
2.5MeisterGTF-08 Meister¥380 (case of 8; ¥3,040 per case)June 2004
OUT
Repackaged GTF-08 Meister (no repaint)
2.5Hot Rodimus¥380 (case of 8; ¥3,040 per case)June 2004
OUT
2.5Convoy Trailer (anime version; with Buggy)GTF-01B Convoy Trailer & Buggy¥380 (case of 8; ¥3,040 per case)June 2004
OUT
"Secret chase" item
2.5ThundercrackerGTF-03 Starscream¥380 (case of 8; ¥3,040 per case)June 2004
OUT
"Secret chase" item
CANCELLED ITEMS:
(2)Skids¥?Originally announced by Takara for wave 2 (June 2003)
CANCELLED
(2)Tracks¥?Originally announced by Takara for wave 2 (June 2003)
CANCELLED
(2)Megatron parts¥?Originally announced by Takara for wave 2 (June 2003)
CANCELLED

Smallest Transformers campaign exclusives

Exclusive toProduct numberName(s)Repaint / remold ofAvailabilityRelease date / statusComments
Dengeki Hobby Magazine (giveaway)VSXConvoy vs. MegatronGTF-01A Convoy & GTF-07 MegatronDengeki Hobby Magazine July 2004 edition giveawayJuly 2004
OUT
G1 VSX Convoy vs. Megatron set homage
Read a review
Toys'R'Us Japan (giveaway for purchase of THS-02 G1 Convoy)C-78Hot RodimusHot RodimusGiveaway for purchase of THS-02 G1 ConvoyMarch 2006
OUT
Limited to 30 pieces per store
Toys'R'Us Japan (giveaway for purchase of Transformers Movie items of ¥5,000 and more)C-56BumbleBumbleGiveaway for purchase of Transformers Movie items of ¥5,000 and moreAugust 2007
OUT
Limited to 30 pieces per store

Takara Mini Shop Collection

Product numberName(s)Retail priceRelease date / statusComments
01Convoy¥350September 2004
OUT
Faithful miniatuized reproduction of G1 Convoy complete with original packaging and booklet facsimilies; does not transform, truck and robot mode included seperately

Takara Myclone Transformers

NOTES: Assortments AS-1 and AS-2 were Microman Zone & Henshin Cyborg.

AssortmentProduct numberName(s)Repaint / remold ofRetail priceRelease date / statusComments
AS-3MTF 001Convoy (robot mode)¥380 (case of 12; ¥4,560 per case)January 2003
OUT
AS-3MTF 002Megatron¥380 (case of 12; ¥4,560 per case)January 2003
OUT
AS-3MTF 003Starscream¥380 (case of 12; ¥4,560 per case)January 2003
OUT
AS-3MTF 004Ultra Magnus¥380 (case of 12; ¥4,560 per case)January 2003
OUT
AS-3MTF 005Arcee¥380 (case of 12; ¥4,560 per case)January 2003
OUT
AS-3MTF 006Convoy (trailer mode)¥380 (case of 12; ¥4,560 per case)January 2003
OUT
AS-3Convoy (clear version)MTF 001 Convoy¥380 (case of 12; ¥4,560 per case)January 2003
OUT
With energy axe
"Secret chase" item
AS-3Megatron (clear version)MTF 002 Megatron¥380 (case of 12; ¥4,560 per case)January 2003
OUT
With energy mace
"Secret chase" item
AS-4MTF 007Rodimus Convoy¥380 (case of 12; ¥4,560 per case)March 2003
OUT
AS-4MTF 008Galvatron¥380 (case of 12; ¥4,560 per case)March 2003
OUT
AS-4MTF 009Wreck-Gar¥380 (case of 12; ¥4,560 per case)March 2003
OUT
AS-4MTF 010Bumble¥380 (case of 12; ¥4,560 per case)March 2003
OUT
AS-4MTF 011Grimlock¥380 (case of 12; ¥4,560 per case)March 2003
OUT
AS-4MTF 008Soundwave¥380 (case of 12; ¥4,560 per case)March 2003
OUT
AS-4ThundercrackerMTF 003 Starscream¥380 (case of 12; ¥4,560 per case)March 2003
OUT
"Secret chase" item
AS-4Galvatron (lava bath version)MTF 008 Galvatron¥380 (case of 12; ¥4,560 per case)March 2003
OUT
"Secret chase" item
TF #3MTF 013Meister¥480 (case of 12; ¥5,760 per case)July 2003
OUT
TF #3MTF 014Lambor¥480 (case of 12; ¥5,760 per case)July 2003
OUT
TF #3MTF 015Metroflex¥480 (case of 12; ¥5,760 per case)July 2003
OUT
TF #3MTF 016RamjetMTF 003 Starscream¥480 (case of 12; ¥5,760 per case)July 2003
OUT
TF #3MTF 017ThrustMTF 016 Ramjet¥480 (case of 12; ¥5,760 per case)July 2003
OUT
TF #3MTF 018Dinosaurer¥480 (case of 12; ¥5,760 per case)July 2003
OUT
TF #3AlertMTF 014 Lambor¥480 (case of 12; ¥5,760 per case)July 2003
OUT
"Secret chase" item
TF #3DirgeMTF 016 Ramjet¥480 (case of 12; ¥5,760 per case)July 2003
OUT
"Secret chase" item

Takara Choro-Q Robos (transforming)

SetName(s)AvailabilityRelease date / statusComments
1Q/01 Convoy (TV version) & Q/02 Convoy (metallic version)¥1,960September 2001
OUT
2Q/03 Megatron (TV version) & Q/04 Megatron (black version)¥1,960December 2001
OUT
3Q/05 Rodimus Convoy (TV version) & Q/06 Rodimus Convoy (metallic version)¥1,960December 2001
OUT

Q Robos (non-transforming 7-Eleven Japan exclusives)

NOTES: Also included are Micron Densetsu Convoy, Micron Densetsu Megatron and pewter-colored Micron Densetsu Convoy, see Armada & Micron Densetsu.

Name(s)Retail price / availabilityRelease date / statusComments
Convoy (G1 version)¥191 (case of 2)March 2003
OUT
Also available as clear red variant
Meister¥191 (case of 2)March 2003
OUT
Also available as clear red variant
Bumble¥191 (case of 2)March 2003
OUT
Also available as clear red variant
Megatron (G1 version)¥191 (case of 2)March 2003
OUT
Also available as clear purple variant
Starscream (G1 version)¥191 (case of 2)March 2003
OUT
Also available as clear purple variant
Soundwave¥191 (case of 2)March 2003
OUT
Also available as clear purple variant

Transformer Choro-Qs (non-transforming, BotConJapan 2000 exclusives)

SetName(s)Repaint / remold ofRetail priceRelease date / statusComments
01ConvoyDomra Truck (Choro-Q)GiveawayDecember 2000
OUT
Every attendee would receive one of the three toys
Ligier (clear version)Honda Jordan F1 (Choro-Q)GiveawayDecember 2000
OUT
Every attendee would receive one of the three toys
Megatron (Generation 2 version)Camouflage Tank (Choro-Q)GiveawayDecember 2000
OUT
Every attendee would receive one of the three toys

Kaiyodo KT Figure Collection

NOTES: Also included is AI, see Robots in Disguise & Car Robots.

Name(s)Repaint / remold ofRetail priceRelease date / statusComments
Convoy (mini-bust with hinged Matrix chamber)¥300 (case of 12; ¥3,600 per case)June 2004
OUT
Frenzy (using arms as piledivers)¥300 (case of 12; ¥3,600 per case)June 2004
OUT
Following the toy color scheme as opposed to the cartoon version
Rumble (using arms as piledivers)Frenzy¥300 (case of 12; ¥3,600 per case)June 2004
OUT
Following the toy color scheme as opposed to the cartoon version
Devastar (with Hot Rodimus)¥300 (case of 12; ¥3,600 per case)June 2004
OUT
Recreating key scene from "Transformers: The Movie"

KT Figure Collection magazine exclusives

Exclusive toName(s)Repaint / remold ofAvailabilityRelease date / statusComments
Figure King Magazine (giveaway)Convoy (heat-resistant metal version)ConvoyFigure King magazine #84 giveawayOctober 2004
OUT
"The Return of Optimus Prime" homage

Kaiyodo Revoltech

NOTES: Other Revoltech figures aere non-Transformers characters.

NumberName(s)Retail priceRelease date / statusComments
No. 019Convoy¥1,900January 2007
OUT
No. 025Megatron¥1,900April 2007
OUT
No. 046Starscream¥1,900March 2008
OUT
No. 047Hot Rodimus¥1,900March 2008
OUT

Revoltech exclusives

Exclusive toNumberName(s)Retail priceRelease date / statusComments
No. 019Revoltech Friends ShopUltra Magnus¥1,900January 2007
OUT

Transformers History Collection

Name(s)Retail priceRelease date / statusComments
Convoy¥200 (case of 12; ¥2,400 per case)June 2004
OUT
Bumble¥200 (case of 12; ¥2,400 per case)June 2004
OUT
Meister¥200 (case of 12; ¥2,400 per case)June 2004
OUT
Megatron¥200 (case of 12; ¥2,400 per case)June 2004
OUT
Starscream¥200 (case of 12; ¥2,400 per case)June 2004
OUT
Soundwave¥200 (case of 12; ¥2,400 per case)June 2004
OUT
Spike (in Convoy's palm)¥200 (case of 12; ¥2,400 per case)June 2004
OUT
"Secret chase" item

Kabaya Transformers G1 Bottlecaps

Product numberName(s)Repaint / remold ofRetail priceRelease date / statusComments
C-1Convoy (with gun; black & white)¥180 (case of 12; ¥2,160 per case)September 2003
OUT
C-2Convoy (commander; black & white)C-1 Convoy¥180 (case of 12; ¥2,160 per case)September 2003
OUT
C-3Meister (black & white)¥180 (case of 12; ¥2,160 per case)September 2003
OUT
C-4Bumble (black & white)¥180 (case of 12; ¥2,160 per case)September 2003
OUT
C-5Grimlock (black & white)¥180 (case of 12; ¥2,160 per case)September 2003
OUT
C-6Rodimus Convoy (black & white)¥180 (case of 12; ¥2,160 per case)September 2003
OUT
C-7Ultra Magnus (black & white)¥180 (case of 12; ¥2,160 per case)September 2003
OUT
D-1Megatron (black & white)¥180 (case of 12; ¥2,160 per case)September 2003
OUT
D-2Starscream (black & white)¥180 (case of 12; ¥2,160 per case)September 2003
OUT
D-3Soundwave (black & white)¥180 (case of 12; ¥2,160 per case)September 2003
OUT
D-4Devastor (black & white)¥180 (case of 12; ¥2,160 per case)September 2003
OUT
D-5Megatron (black & white)¥180 (case of 12; ¥2,160 per case)September 2003
OUT
Convoy (with gun; in color)C-1 Convoy¥180 (case of 12; ¥2,160 per case)September 2003
OUT
"Secret chase" item
Megatron (in color)D-1 Megatron¥180 (case of 12; ¥2,160 per case)September 2003
OUT
"Secret chase" item




 
 
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