Onslaught Of Japanese Toy News!

{mosimage}Fantofan.jp is reporting that TakaraTomy and several other Japanese toy makers recently held a two-day event in which they showcased their toys for the next 6 months. Needless to say, that this included several Transformers!

Transformers Henkei made up a large portion of the display. Eight figures were shown, including Starscream, Mirage, Hot Rodimus, and Astrotrain, all of which had not been seen until now. Starscream will feature Anime colors and stripes, and have chrome parts on his missile launchers. Mirage will have chrome on his gun and more G1 accurate logos and sponsors. There doesn't seem to be much of a difference for Astrotrain or Hot Rodimus, so they may be the US versions displayed.

For Encore, TakaraTomy revealed who the next releases after Jazz will be. Fans unable to get the Anime face Bumblebee will be pleased! Encore 09 will be a set of Minibots, including the more show accurate head for Bumbles. Encore 10, following in the footsteps of Sky Lynx, will be another non-Takara designed toy; Omega Supreme!

Also on display were Premium Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, as well as the Trans-Scanning versions of those characters.

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