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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.


Database listings may be incomplete and / or out of date and is not meant to be a complete listing of all toys.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. Toy name Year
A-34 Salamalyon 2002
018 Demon Acroyer 1998
Super Mach Alert 2000
Giant Gorg 1984
Acrodita 2004
C-001 Super Fire Convoy 2000
Optimus Prime 2005
Side Burn 2001
Jeeg 1998
W-05 Gradion 2001
W-06 Phoenikon 2001
Gatchaman 2003
W-03 Griffion 2001
W-01 Jaguaon 2001
W-02 Sharkon 2001
W-07 Kerberion 2001
W-04 Garyun 2001
G-01 GaoGaiGar 1997
Land Bison 1992
D-62-S Galvatron 2006
02 Soltic H8 1981
ML2-02 Ninjalady Shina 2004
02 Brutishdog 2005
MP-03 Starscream 2006
MGA-01 Phobos 2005
14 Bigfoot 1982
07 Bushman 1981
Doks Guardian 1984
13 Mackerel 1981
01 Convoy 2007
BM-01 Xeku with MachineMirror 2004
AG-V08 Scopedog Turbo Custom 2006
6 Postman and Bicycle 2006
AT-05 Snapping Turtle (Ypsilon) 1984
King Exkaiser 2001
09 Blockhead 1981
M142 Spy Magician Hudson 1999
Godzilla 1988
MP-01B Convoy: Black version 2009
King Exkaiser 2005
Great Exkaiser Combination 2006
Dragon Kaiser 2006
MA-37 Cyborg Superman
MA-SP01 Batman and Batgirl 2004
034 Kero-charger 1999
Microman Rescue Team 1999
Space Traveler Timanic 2 and Time Machine 2 1978
MC18 Luchetto Robot 1984
Breakdown 2006
Ultraman 1999
Tetsujin 28 2001
Dougram & Soltic 1981
Dougram 1981
Dai Attacker 1981
D-305 Buster 1988
03 Crabgunner 1982
Lio Convoy 1998
00 Optimus Prime 2003
Q/05 Rodimus Convoy 2001
D-311 Black Zarak 1988
JAFCON Convoy ( Optimus Prime ) 2000
C-3PO 1978
R2-D2 1978
Darth Vader 1978
Sumilidon 1999
Nin Ninja 1999
02 Megatron 2007
BT-22 Convoy 2008
Swoop 1985
Race Car 1986
AX-42 Acromuzan 2006
Dump Truck 1986
C-28 Slag 1985
Sludge 1985
Arcadia 1979
C-12 Driller Tank 1984
King Kong 1977
MP-06 Skywarp 2007
AT-06 Votoms Diving Beetle 1984
DMZ-02 Strike Dog 2006
053 Robotman Dean 1999
Multi-Force 14 Robot 1984
Twin Combat 1982
MP-01 Convoy 2003
DX-04 Spy Heli 1999
W-08 Ortorion 2001
TFC-21 Broadcast 2005
MP-05 Megatron 2007
Spectron 1994
YM-DX01 YatterWan 2008
Grimlock 2008
Soundwave 2008
Jazz 2008
Optimus Prime (Earth Mode) 2008
Great Might Gaine 1994
BM-02 Godoh with MachineStinger 2004
C-77 Rodimus Prime Reissue
C-26 Grimlock 1985
Jetfire 2014
D-93 Scorponok 1987
Megatron (Earth Mode) 2008
Jazz 2008
Giant Gorg 1984

CybCon 2008

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