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Old 02-25-2009, 01:32 AM   #61
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Default Re: The History of Transforming Robots! (abridged)

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Cool. A Valkyrie with a Takara manufacturer's stamp would be quite a collectible to own. Please post pics if you find them.
I will if I find them.

If I remember correctly they said Takara/hasbro or the other way around.

Bear in mind I dont discount the possibility that they were faked...I have only seen about 3 or 4 in my life time.

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If the art turns out to be legit, that last suggestion would seem the most likely. It's still really weird the way that pre-existing design elements of certain late '70s, early '80s and mid/late '80s robots are mixed in three of those art pieces though. I could see Hasbro artists doing that, but it seems like an odd way for a Japanese company like Takara to present product. - Particularly product so similar to stuff Bandai was already selling in the US.
Well I'm thinking Takara made them under contract for Hasbro....so it wouldnt have been Takara presenting presenting the product.

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Takara/Tomy actually has a Transformers comment blog on their site (in Japanese of course), where one can post pics. If it hasn't already been tried, someone should post the artwork on the Takara blog and ask if anyone knows about it. I know enough Japanese to ask a few basic questions, so I'd be happy to do it with permission. Link to blog:
http://www.c-player.com/ac39907/message
Please do if you get the chance.

And your continued work on this thread is great.

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