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Database listings may be incomplete and / or out of date and is not meant to be a complete listing of all toys.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

CybCon 2008

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

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