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Takara

Takara Co., Ltd. is a Japanese toy company founded in 1955. Takara merged with another prominent Japanese toy company, Tomy Co., Ltd., on March 1, 2006 with the new company making the unusual decision to adopt two different legal corporate names. In English the legal name of the company is simply TOMY Co. Ltd. while in Japanese the legal company name is the combined name, K.K. Takara-Tomy (株式会社タカラトミー ) TYO: 7867 .

Takara is perhaps best known as the company behind the transforming toys which became Transformers, after Hasbro proposed combining Takara's Diaclone and Micro Change toylines in 1984 to create the Transformers. Takara is also the originator of the hit toy lines Battle Beasts (BeastFormers in Japan), e-kara karaoke microphone, Battle B-Daman and Beyblade, all of which Hasbro also sold or distributed internationally. Takara continues to sell Microman, the basis for the hit toy line Micronauts, sold internationally by now defunct Mego beginning in the 70s and Choro-Q a mini pullback car, which has been running since 1978 and is marketed outside Japan as Penny Racer.

Both Takara and pre-merger Tomy have had strong relationships with Hasbro, which has distributed Takara's hit products such as Transformers, Beyblade, e-Kara and Battle B-Daman and Tomy's Zoids brands internationally. Although the merged company has stated that the Transformers business with Hasbro and the OEM business in general is not as profitable as direct distribution, the relationship with Hasbro on Transformers is low risk since Hasbro assumes the inventory risk internationally. This long-term relationship will certainly continue, as both Takara and Tomy have also long held the licenses to localize and distribute many Hasbro products in Japan, including The Game of Life, Blythe dolls, and Magic: The Gathering and Duel Masters trading card games by Takara and Monopoly, Furby, Super Soaker and Play-Doh by Tomy. Hasbro has also previously distributed Tomy's Pokemon toys in the US, though eventually started selling their own versions.(wikipedia)

This page will list both Takara toys and Hasbro toys that have been jointly produced by Takara.

タカラ
Sort by: Toy name Toy line Year Published
Lio Convoy Lio Convoy Beast Wars the Second 1998 08.22.14
Crabgunner Crabgunner 1982 12.10.13
Buster Generation One 1988 10.22.13
Swoop Swoop Generation One, Transformers 1985 09.15.14
Dai Attacker Diaclone 1981 04.28.13
Dougram Sofubi Set Dougram & Soltic 1981 04.11.13
Magnetype Dougram Dougram 1981 04.17.13
Ultraman Ultraman Choro-Juu 1999 02.05.13
Tetsujin 28 Tetsujin 28 Choro-Q 2001 01.28.13
Breakdown Breakdown Transformers 2006 11.27.12
Super Jumbo Jeeg Jeeg 10.22.12
Space Traveler Timanic 2 and Time Machine 2 Timanic 1978 09.04.12
Luchetto Robot Microman, Transformers, Trasformer 1984 08.15.12
Kero-charger Kero-charger Microman 1999 07.31.12
Reissue Microman Rescue Team 25X Set B Microman Rescue Team Microman 1999 07.17.12
Microman Batman and Batgirl Batman and Batgirl Microman 2004 12.12.11
Cyborg Superman Front
Cyborg Superman Microman 10.29.11
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Great Exkaiser Combination Masterpiece 2006 07.26.11
dragonkaiser29
Dragon Kaiser Masterpiece 2006 07.21.11
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Convoy: Black version Masterpiece 2009 07.19.11
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King Exkaiser Masterpiece 2005 07.11.11
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Godzilla Eh?Guu! 1988 06.25.11
tc bot cockpit
Twin Combat Diaclone 1982 03.29.11
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Spy Magician Hudson Microman 1999 12.10.10
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Blockhead Dougram Collection Series 1981 03.29.11
gats front
Multi-Force 14 Robot Diaclone, Diakron 1984 03.30.11
King Kong 1977 10.12.12
slag2
Transformers Slag Generation One, Transformers 1985 03.29.11
sludgehead
Transformers Sludge Generation One, Transformers 1985 03.30.11
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King Exkaiser Brave 2001 04.06.11
grimlock2
Grimlock Generation One, Transformers 1985 03.30.11
dean front detail
Robotman Dean Magne Power, Microman 1999 04.01.11
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Great Might Gaine Brave 1994 12.21.10
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Snapping Turtle (Ypsilon) AT Collection Series 1984 04.06.11
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Votoms Diving Beetle AT Collection Series 1984 04.06.11
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Tonka Dump Truck My First Transformers, Transformers 1986 03.30.11
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Godoh with MachineStinger Biomachine 2004 12.08.10
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Strike Dog Dual Model Zwei 2006 11.04.10
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Postman and Bicycle Shitamachi Memories of Bicycles 2006 03.31.11
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YatterWan 2008 04.04.11
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Rodimus Prime Reissue Transformers 03.24.11
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Skywarp Masterpiece 2007 03.24.11
AGSDTC10
Scopedog Turbo Custom Actic Gear 2006 09.12.11
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Convoy Binaltech, Transformers 2008 10.12.10
Acromuzan AcroyearXADO, Microman 2006 08.26.09
Voyager-class Optimus Prime (box art)
Autobot Optimus Prime (Earth Mode) Transformers, Transformers Animated 2008 01.24.11
Deluxe-class Jazz (box art)
Autobot Jazz Transformers, Transformers Animated 2008 01.24.11
Deluxe-class Soundwave (box art)
Decepticon Soundwave Transformers, Transformers Animated 2008 01.24.11
Premium Series Deluxe-class Jazz (box art)
Autobot Jazz Transformers, Transformers (2007 Movie) 2008 10.11.10
Voyager-class Grimlock (box art)
Autobot Grimlock Transformers, Transformers Animated 2008 01.24.11

Database listings may be incomplete and / or out of date and is not meant to be a complete listing of all toys. If you are on a parent topic, click on the child topic in the list above to get more concise results

No.sort icon Toy name Year
Side Burn 2001
Optimus Prime 2005
Gatchaman 2003
Acrodita 2004
Giant Gorg 1984
Land Bison 1992
Super Mach Alert 2000
Jeeg 1998
Giant Gorg 1984
Doks Guardian 1984
Spectron 1994
Megatron (Earth Mode) 2008
Autobot Grimlock 2008
Autobot Jazz 2008
Decepticon Soundwave 2008
Autobot Jazz 2008
Autobot Optimus Prime (Earth Mode) 2008
Tonka Dump Truck 1986
Great Might Gaine 1994
King Exkaiser 2001
Transformers Sludge 1985
King Kong 1977
Multi-Force 14 Robot 1984
Twin Combat 1982
Godzilla 1988
King Exkaiser 2005
Dragon Kaiser 2006
Great Exkaiser Combination 2006
Microman Rescue Team 1999
Space Traveler Timanic 2 and Time Machine 2 1978
Jeeg
Breakdown 2006
Tetsujin 28 2001
Ultraman 1999
Dougram 1981
Dougram & Soltic 1981
Dai Attacker 1981
Swoop 1985
Lio Convoy 1998
01 Convoy 2007
018 Demon Acroyer 1998
02 Soltic H8 1981
02 Brutishdog 2005
02 Megatron 2007
03 Crabgunner 1982
034 Kero-charger 1999
053 Robotman Dean 1999
07 Bushman 1981
09 Blockhead 1981
13 Mackerel 1981
14 Bigfoot 1982
6 Postman and Bicycle 2006
A-34 Salamalyon 2002
AG-V08 Scopedog Turbo Custom 2006
AT-05 Snapping Turtle (Ypsilon) 1984
AT-06 Votoms Diving Beetle 1984
AX-42 Acromuzan 2006
BM-01 Xeku with MachineMirror 2004
BM-02 Godoh with MachineStinger 2004
BT-22 Convoy 2008
C-001 Super Fire Convoy 2000
C-26 Grimlock 1985
C-28 Transformers Slag 1985
C-77 Rodimus Prime Reissue
D-305 Buster 1988
D-62-S Galvatron 2006
DMZ-02 Strike Dog 2006
DX-04 Spy Heli 1999
G-01 GaoGaiGar 1997
M142 Spy Magician Hudson 1999
MA-37 Cyborg Superman
MA-SP01 Batman and Batgirl 2004
MC18 Luchetto Robot 1984
MGA-01 Phobos 2005
ML2-02 Ninjalady Shina 2004
MP-01 MP-01 Masterpiece Convoy 2003
MP-01B Convoy: Black version 2009
MP-03 Starscream 2006
MP-05 Megatron 2007
MP-06 Skywarp 2007
TFC-21 Transformers Broadcast 2005
W-01 Jaguaon 2001
W-02 Sharkon 2001
W-03 Griffion 2001
W-04 Garyun 2001
W-05 Gradion 2001
W-06 Phoenikon 2001
W-07 Kerberion 2001
W-08 Ortorion 2001
YM-DX01 YatterWan 2008
cybcon

CybCon 2008

CollectionDX's own EVA_Unit_4A visits a small Transformers convention in Tacoma, Washington

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