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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    Database listings may be incomplete and / or out of date and is not meant to be a complete listing of all toys.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.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
    Grimlock 2008
    Jazz 2008
    Soundwave 2008
    Jazz 2008
    Optimus Prime (Earth Mode) 2008
    Dump Truck 1986
    Great Might Gaine 1994
    King Exkaiser 2001
    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
    Breakdown 2006
    Tetsujin 28 2001
    Ultraman 1999
    Dougram 1981
    Dougram & Soltic 1981
    Dai Attacker 1981
    Swoop 1985
    Lio Convoy 1998
    Jetfire 2014
    JAFCON Convoy ( Optimus Prime ) 2000
    R2-D2 1978
    C-3PO 1978
    Darth Vader 1978
    Race Car 1986
    Sumilidon 1999
    Nin Ninja 1999
    Arcadia 1979
    00 Optimus Prime 2003
    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-12 Driller Tank 1984
    C-26 Grimlock 1985
    C-28 Slag 1985
    C-77 Rodimus Prime Reissue
    D-305 Buster 1988
    D-311 Black Zarak 1988
    D-62-S Galvatron 2006
    D-93 Scorponok 1987
    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 Convoy 2003
    MP-01B Convoy: Black version 2009
    MP-03 Starscream 2006
    MP-05 Megatron 2007
    MP-06 Skywarp 2007
    Q/05 Rodimus Convoy 2001
    TFC-21 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 2008

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

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