Transformers United gets a new lease on life – Unicron, Windcharger, and more coming to Japan

Transformers United Windcharger and Wipe Out TakaraTomy Japan

"----A new challenger appears!"

If you’ve been reading this blog at all, then I hope I’ve been teaching you a thing or two about Transformer Toys and what to expect.  It should come as no surprise that today announcement came for another wave of Transformers United toys coming in 2012.  There were quite a few molds that never saw the light of day in Japan from the latest Generations line.  What you may not have expected though was the late release of a few deluxe-sized figures that never made it Japan from the Cybertron line. The rule of thumb is if it was release in one country, it will, some day, no matter how long it takes, be released in the other countries as well. I will die a nerd death defending this proverb.

These figures include Sharkticon, Optimus Primal, Beast Megatron, and the big little guy, Unicron in tank form. It’s almost dismissive how these figures never saw a release in the land of the Rising Sun, where they were most likely designed. Here in the USA, most collectors lament whenever they can’t get one little figure like Windcharger and forget the amount of exclusives toys we actually get. tsk tsk tsk…

Transformers United Deluxe Unicron from Cybertron Unicron tank

Look ma, no giant teeth!

Here is the finalize list of figures from Big Bad Toy Store:
TRANSFORMERS UN-23 RODIMUS CONVOY (Release ETA: Jan 2012)
TRANSFORMERS UN-24 WAPASU (Release ETA: Jan 2012)
TRANSFORMERS UN-25 THUNDER MEGATRON (Release ETA: Jan 2012)
TRANSFORMERS UN-26 THUNDER WING (Release ETA: Jan 2012)
TRANSFORMERS UN-27 WING CHANGER & DECEPTICON WIPE OUT (Release ETA: Jan 2012)
TRANSFORMERS UN-28 AKUSARON (Release ETA: Feb 2012)
TRANSFORMERS UN-29 ARKU UNICRON (Release ETA: Feb 2012)
TRANSFORMERS UN-30 OPTIMUS PURAIMARU (Release ETA: Feb 2012)
TRANSFORMERS UN-31 BEAST MEGATRON (Release ETA: Feb 2012)

It’s not quite apparent if Sharkticon will be named Sharkticon or be some weird version of the Axalon from Beast Wars. Here’s hoping for the Axalon version. Unicron will be a big hit, even with the recent larger releases. Not many caught the Cybertron version… although THIS Collecticon sure did. Expect the Windcharger / Wipe Out set to be exciting at first, but then be revealed for the lackluster release it is (especially when compared to the cool new Encore releases!).

Hey, at least there are no Optimus Primes this time! ^_^

Transformers United Thunder Megatron G2 Purple tank

Purple, and loving it!

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