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Toylines
Toylines (alphabetical order)
Beastformers (Battlebeasts) (1987)
B'TX (2002)
Cool Girls (see Blue Box Toys ie BBI) (2005)
Neo Henshin Cyborg (1998)
Transformers (1985)
ZAP Power Force (1988)
Toylines (chronological order)
1985 Transformers
1987 Beastformers (Battlebeasts)
1988 ZAP Power Force
1998 Neo Henshin Cyborg
2002 B'TX
2005 Cool Girls (see Blue Box Toys ie BBI)
Company history
About Takara Co Ltd    
Takara Co., Ltd. is one of the largest general toy manufacturers in Japan, and takes good care of its original contents such as the "Licca-chan" fashion doll, "Choro-Q" miniature car, "Transformers" transforming robot, etc. Its latest big hit includes "Beyblade", a customizable spinning battle top, and "e-kara", a portable home Karaoke system. Takara is now aiming to become a Life Entertaiment company to provide all generations with a sense of play and dreams.

Takara began in 1955 as Satoh Vinyl Industry, which was founded by Yasuta Satoh. In 1960, the name was changed to Takara Vinyl Industry Co.,Ltd. In 1966, its name was changed once more, to TAKARA Co., Ltd. In 1984, the company began trading over-the-counter stock shares. In 1991 its stock was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
March 1 2006: Merger with TOMY    
Takara Co., Ltd. and TOMY Co., Ltd. have merged, effective March 1, 2006.With a mutual respect for each other's history and corporate culture, under the common vision of bringing dreams to children throughout the world, the new company is called TOMY Company, Ltd. and is known in Japanese as Kabushiki Kaisha TAKARATOMY.
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official website for Takara
www.takaratoys.co.jp
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