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Takara TOMY DX Prowl canceled

Transformers News: Takara TOMY DX Prowl canceled

Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 8:06 a.m. CDT

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Emails are being sent out via Amazon.jp informing people that the EarthSpark Deluxe Prowl character will not be happening. That’s supporting evidence found last weekend when the Tomy-Takara mall marked the planned release as “abandoned” just over a month before its release. This figure was a surprise announcement and was going to be a completely different version of Takara – using the Cyberverse Deluxe Prowl mold, rather than the Cyberverse Deluxe Hotshot mold that Hasbro repainted for Prowl.

Transformers News: Takara TOMY DX Prowl canceled

It appears that only the Prowl (ESD-10) version was canceled as Thrash(Slash) (ESD-11) is currently available on the Tomy-Takara mall site.

Transformers News: Takara TOMY DX Prowl canceled

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Re: Takara TOMY DX Prowl canceled (2180855)

Posted by Emerje on May 28, 2024 at 9:22 am CDT

I checked the Japanese sites to see what the deal was, as Amazon isn’t always accurate with their cancellation information. AmiAmi never offered either figure, HLJ closed orders on both, Hobby Search only offered Thrash. But then I went to Takara Tomy shopping center and found confirmation.

https://takaratomymall.jp/shop/g/g4904810938705/

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Of course, the Earthspark one that everyone wanted to import over the others is completely canceled. I bet they offer it again with the Hot Rod mold. :to roll: Best case scenario, they wait and do it later for next season.

Emerje

Re: Takara TOMY DX Prowl canceled (2180856)

Posted by kuhlio on May 28, 2024 at 9:24 am CDT

This was the only Takara order I opted for, so I’m crushed… I worry if this gives credence to the whole Earth Spark being canceled after the Season 2 rumors.

Re: Takara TOMY DX Prowl canceled (2180857)

Posted by TulioDude on May 28, 2024 at 10:29 am CDT

D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Finally a life-size hashtag!!!

But why this alternative mode?

In the story, it’s probably easier for her to blend in in this form than in the GHOST van.

For toy reasons, it’s probably easier to turn this vehicle into a toy and easier to sell.

Re: Takara TOMY DX Prowl canceled (2180866)

Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 28, 2024 at 4:36 p.m. CDT

In the new issue of Figure King, it is stated that the entirety of Earthspark has been canceled in Japan. I don’t know if this means after the release of what we call Season 2 or if sales and response have already been so low that Takara pulls the plug. Still, it’s telling that something that should have already been on the verge of rolling off production lines or sitting in warehouses is already being pulled. I’ll be honest, if there’s anything that caught your eye about Earthspark, especially the Japanese version, grab it now. I hope Tacticons Wheeljack, Breakdown and Starscream get through this easily.

Re: Takara TOMY DX Prowl canceled (2180868)

Posted by Sabrblade on May 28, 2024 at 4:57 p.m. CDT

chuckdawg1999 wrote:In the new issue of Figure King, it is stated that the entirety of Earthspark has been canceled in Japan. I don’t know if that means after the release of what we call Season 2 or if sales and response have already been so low that Takara pulls the plug. Still, it’s telling that something that should have already been on the verge of rolling off production lines or sitting in warehouses is already being pulled. I’ll be honest, if there’s anything that caught your eye about Earthspark, especially the Japanese version, grab it now. I hope Tacticons Wheeljack, Breakdown and Starscream get through this easily.

It might not have helped that each episode of the Japanese dub was also split in half so that each episode was 11 minutes long in 2 parts instead of the full 22 minute episodes in the English version.

Re: Takara TOMY DX Prowl canceled (2180869)

Posted by Emerje on May 28, 2024 at 5:53 p.m. CDT

chuckdawg1999 wrote:In the new issue of Figure King, it is stated that the entirety of Earthspark has been canceled in Japan. I don’t know if that means after the release of what we call Season 2 or if sales and response have already been so low that Takara pulls the plug. Still, it’s telling that something that should have already been on the verge of rolling off production lines or sitting in warehouses is already being pulled. I’ll be honest, if there’s anything that caught your eye about Earthspark, especially the Japanese version, grab it now. I hope Tacticons Wheeljack, Breakdown and Starscream get through this easily.

In early May I went on AmiAmi and ordered almost everything they had for Earthspark, except for just the steps since almost everything was on clearance. I used the slowest shipping method and it still hasn’t shipped, I probably won’t see it for 2 or 3 months.

Emerje

Re: Takara TOMY DX Prowl canceled (2180870)

Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 28, 2024 at 6:10 p.m. CDT

Emerje wrote:

chuckdawg1999 wrote:In the new issue of Figure King, it is stated that the entirety of Earthspark has been canceled in Japan. I don’t know if this means after the release of what we call Season 2 or if sales and response have already been so low that Takara pulls the plug. Still, it’s telling that something that should have already been on the verge of rolling off production lines or sitting in warehouses is already being pulled. I’ll be honest, if there’s anything that caught your eye about Earthspark, especially the Japanese version, grab it now. I hope Tacticons Wheeljack, Breakdown and Starscream get through this easily.

In early May I went on AmiAmi and ordered almost everything they had for Earthspark, except for just the steps since almost everything was on clearance. I used the slowest shipping method and it still hasn’t shipped, I probably won’t see it for 2 or 3 months.

Emerje

I got the Prime with trailer and wanted this Prowl but didn’t get a purchase order and well I’m SOL now. I might go for the Warrior Thrash if it hits clearance, but I won’t lose sleep if I miss out.

Re: Takara TOMY DX Prowl canceled (2180871)

Posted by Sabrblade on May 28, 2024 at 6:20 p.m. CDT

It’s not entirely unprecedented for Takara to discontinue the release of a Transformers line accompanied by an American cartoon. Robots in Disguise 2015 and Cyberverse never saw their final seasons released in Japan (or in Cyberverse’s case, its third and fourth seasons).

Re: Takara TOMY DX Prowl canceled (2180872)

Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 28, 2024 at 6:21 PM CDT

Sabrblade wrote:It’s not entirely unprecedented for Takara to discontinue the release of a Transformers line accompanied by an American cartoon. Robots in Disguise 2015 and Cyberverse never saw their final seasons released in Japan (or in Cyberverse’s case, its third and fourth seasons).

And the toy lines too.

Re: Takara TOMY DX Prowl canceled (2180874)

Posted by Quantum Surge on May 28, 2024 at 6:32 p.m. CDT

Now the whole queue is over at Takara markets lmao

Re: Takara TOMY DX Prowl canceled (2180876)

Posted by kuhlio on May 28, 2024 at 6:39 p.m. CDT

I was really hoping to get a full set of Earthlings – I guess I’ll have to piece one together now