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Campaign & Premium Items

Welcome to my database of Campaign & Premium items.  I created this page to identify all Car Robot campaigns (to include exclusives/re-issues in 2000-2001) that were identified in various Japanese magazines, advertisements, or made available at various toy conventions.   Much of the information has been loosely translated by me with "gists" provided by those who can really read and understand Japanese such as Masashi Kitano & Yosuke Ishikawa :)  I've requested assistance on alt.toys.transformers and other bulletin boards with limited replies.  But I want to thank my fellow TransFans (US and Japanese) who have replied and verified the data on this page.

I still have many sections that need to be verified which been identified in RED below.  I need your help in filling in the blanks so if you would like to provide corrections or new information, please drop me an e-mail.   Be sure to provide your source such as a contact, specific page in a magazine, internet link, or whatever else so that my "updates" will be a accurate.

I've mailed off many postcards for a few of these campaigns but have never been selected as a winner.  I know a couple of Japanese collector's who have won 3 or 4 different campaign prizes with only 1-2 postcard entries.  Now that's luck and maybe someday I'll win . . . I'm not holding my breath though :)

 


CYBERTRON CITY

Campaign: Your room is Cybertron Base!   (Advertisement)
Dates: 16 March - 30 June 2000
Rules: To enter the drawing send in the pre-printed or regular postcard with the 2 point coupon from the TV Magazine plus point coupons from the Car Robot toys (totaling 5 points).
Prizes: 1.  Cybertron City (300 items)
2.  Cybertron City Maps (700 items)
3.  Car Robot Character Cards (1000 items)
Comments: Individual figures are called; Cybertron City Robo, Head Robo, Mini Robo, Gardia Robo, & Gadep.  No tech-spec card or sword was included.  Includes a manual, all accessories released with Fortress Maximus (weapons/figures), and a full sized Cybertron City map.  Actual color of Cybertron City is the same as Brave Maximus doesn't match the colors identified on the advertisement sheets made public.

Cybertron City

Cybertron City Maps

Photos Courtesy of:
Snakas of
Auto Base Aichi


CAR ROBOTS

Campaign: Car Robot Presents! (TV Magazine)
Dates: Thru 30 June 2000
Rules: To enter the drawing send in a postcard prior to 30 June 2000.
Prizes: 1.  Super Fire Convoy (3 items)
2.  WildRide
(???? items)
3.  MachAlert
(???? items)
4.  SpeedBreaker
(???? items)
5.  Gigatron (10 items)
6.  Gaskunk (10 items)
7.  Guildo (10 items)
8.  Gusher (10 items)
Comments: None.

Campaign: Car Robot Presents!   (Televikun Magazine)
Dates: Thru 30 June 2000
Rules: To enter the drawing send in a postcard prior to 30 June 2000.
Prizes: 1.  Cybertron City (30 items)
2.  Cybertron City Maps (50 items)
3.  Gelshark (5 items)
4.  Gaskunk (5 items)
5.  Guildo (5 items)
6.  Goosher (5 items)
7.  Gigatron (5 items)
8.  J-Seven (5 items)
9.  J-Four (5 items)
10.  J-Five (5 items)
11.  JRX (5 items)
12.  Super FireConvoy (5 items)
13.  IndyHeat (5 items)
14.  WreckerHook (5 items)
15.  SpeedBreaker (5 items)
16.  WildRide (5 items)
17.  MachAlert (5 items)
18.  CounterArrow (5 items)
19.  Ox (5 items)
20.  X-Car (5 items)
21.  Wars (5 items)
22.  EagleKiller (5 items)
23.  Art Fire (5 items)
24.  Car Robot Character Cards (30 items)
25.  Transkit (5 boxes) (10 items)
26.  Transformer Gum (5 boxes) (10 items)
27.  Transformer DX (3 boxes) (10 items)
28.  TF:CR CD (Opening Theme) (10 items)
29.  TF:CR CD (Closing Theme) (10 items)
Comments: None.

CONVOYS

Campaign: Convoy Present!  (TV Magazine)
Dates: 5 July 2000
Rules: To enter the drawing send in a postcard with a coupon from the July issue of TV Magazine no later than 5 July 2000.
Prizes: 1.  Super Fire Convoy (10 items)
2.  Black Convoy (10 items)
3.  Convoy (10 items)
4.  Dark Fire Convoy [Black Version] (15 items)
5.  Golden Convoy [Gold Version] (10 items)  
Comments: The winners will be identified in the September issue of TV Magazine.

CONVOY  [Black Version]

Campaign: Convoy Exclusive  (Limited to 2000 Pieces)
Dates: 30 July 2000 - JAF-CON Exclusive
20 August 2000 - ToyFest/WonderFest Exclusive
24 September 2000 - Osaka ToysLand Exclusive
Price: 5000 Yen
Comments: None.

Convoy Exclusive [Black Version]


PRIMAL PRIME  [Powered Convoy Re-Paint]

Campaign: Toys-R-Us Japan Exclusive
Dates: Released on 19 July 2000
Price: Unknown
Comments: This Electronic Primal Prime is a Powered Convoy re-paint in original Optimus Prime/Convoy colors.  The TRU release has the Gold Transformer 15th Anniversary sticker on the front of the Beast Machine box and a white label underneath.  The label identifies this version as Beast Machines Primal Prime and was applied to the flap since it is a US box and all Japanese boxed figures have your standard safety information.

Toys-R-Us Japan Exclusive Primal Prime


SUPER FIRE CONVOY   [Black Version]

Campaign: Scratch Card Campaign  (Televikun Magazine)
Dates: Unknown
Rules: Scratch off 3 Destronger symbols and attach to the back of a postcard to enter this drawing for a Black Super Fire Convoy.  If you have scratched off more than 3 circles to reveal the Destronger symbols, attach to the back of a postcard to enter drawing for the Build Masters.
Prizes: 1.  Super Fire Convoy [Black Version] (???? items)
2.  Build Master
(???? items)
Comments: Also called "Dark Fire Convoy".

Campaign: Transformer: Car Robot DVD's [Black Super Fire Convoy & Devil Gigatron]
Dates: 1 October - 31 December 2000
1 January - 28 February 2001
1 March - 31 May 2001
Rules: To enter the drawing send in 2 DVD coupons attached to a postcard .
Prizes: 1st Drawing timeframe:  Super Fire Convoy [Black Version] (200 items)
2nd Drawing timeframe:  Devil Gigatron (200 items)
3rd Drawing timeframe:  Super Fire Convoy [Black Version] (200 items)
Comments: Also called "Dark Fire Convoy".

Super Fire Convoy [Black Version]

Photo Courtesy of:
Mike Hicks


CHARACTER CARDS

Campaign: DVD Rental Video Release  (Hyper Hobby Magazine)
Dates: Unknown
Rules: When you rent a TF:CR DVD from a video store you get a character card.
Prizes: Character Cards
Comments: Unsure if the character cards have different tech-spec information.  There are 5 individual cards.

SUPER FIRE CONVOY   [Crystal Version]

Campaign: Convoy Car Robot Campaign
Dates: 27 June - 10 July 2000
Rules: Unsure if this was a postcard entry.
Prizes: 1.  Super Fire Convoy [Clear-Red Version] (???? items)
2.  Character Card File
(???? items)
3.  Sticker Sheet
(???? items)
Comments: None.

Campaign: Seibu Department Store
Ikebukuro Tokyo
Dates: 15 - 28 August 2000
Rules: You must be present to enter the drawing for 5 Crystal Super Fire Convoy's.
Prizes: 1.  Super Fire Convoy [Clear-Red Version ] (15 items)
Comments: At the SuperFest/WonderFest held on 20 August 2000, one figure sold for 100,000Yen.

Ginza-Hakuhinkan in Tokyo had 10 available with one collector purchasing 3 for 230,000Yen on the 15th of August 2000.

Super Fire Convoy [Crystal Version]

Photo Courtesy of:
Snakas of Auto Base Aichi


GOD FIRE CONVOY   [Combiner]

Campaign: Combiner Convoy  (TV Magazine)
Dates: Thru 31 July 2000
Rules: To enter the drawing send in a postcard no later than 31 July 2000.
Prizes: 1.  God Fire Convoy (5 items)
2.  1 of 3 Car Brothers + Cards/Card Files (30 sets)
3.  Card Files + 3 Tech-Spec Cards (100 sets)
Comments: This was also a contest of illustrations in which your drawing of a new "Combiner Convoy" would be judged.   The winners will be identified in the October issue of TV Magazine.

SUPER INDY HEAT   [Clear-Blue Version]

Campaign: Jusco Department Store Exclusive
Dates: 10 - 20 August 2000
Rules: Every customer received this premium for every C-015 JRX purchased.
Prizes: Clear Super Indy Heat
Comments: None.

Jusco Exclusive Super Indy Heat

Photo Courtesy of:
Snakas of Auto Base Aichi


SUPER WRECKER HOOK   [Clear-Orange Version]

Campaign: Daiei Department Store Exclusive
Dates: 10 - 20 August 2000
Rules: Every customer received this premium for every C-022 Build King purchased.
Prizes: Clear Super Wrecker Hook
Comments: Not all Daiei Department Stores participated in this campaign.

Daiei Exclusive Super Wrecker Hook

Photo Courtesy of:
Snakas of Auto Base Aichi


SPY CHANGERS  [Clear Version]

Campaign: Jusco Department Store Exclusive
Dates: 2nd week in August 2000
Rules: No purchase necessary to receive premium item.
Prizes: Clear Spy Changers
Comments: Jusco gave away Spychangers to their customers (Limited Supply).  Each figure is made up of many clear parts and packaged in a black single baggie so you never know what you're getting.

Jusco Exclusive Spy Changers


SUPER INDY HEAT & WRECKER HOOK  [Clear Version]

Campaign: Car Robot Present!  (TV Magazine)
Dates: Thru 5 September 2000
Rules: To enter the drawing send in a postcard no later than 5 September 2000.
Prizes: 1.  Super IndyHeat [Clear Version] (20 items)
2.  Super WreckerHook [Clear Version] (20 items)
Comments: The winners will be identified in the November issue of TV Magazine.

SUPER GOD SWORD

Campaign: God Fire Convoy Power Up!  (Limited to 1000 Pieces)
(Takara Advertisement, HyperHobby, & TV Magazine)
Dates: 14 September - 30 November 2000
Rules: To enter the drawing send in the pre-printed postcard with the point coupon from either Super Fire Convoy or God Magnus.

For Hyper Hobby Magazine:  Send in a regular postcard with the point coupon from either Super Fire Convoy or God Magnus.

For TV Magazine:  To enter the drawing send in a postcard with the 2 point coupon from the TV Magazine and a 3 point coupon from any Car Robot toy (totaling 5 points) during the 14 September - 30 November 2000 timeframe.

Prizes: 1.  Super God Sword with Brave Maximus hilt (1000 items)
Comments: Prizes were shipped out prior to airing of TV anime episode featuring Super God Sword.

Super God Sword

Super God Sword with Brave Maximus hilt

Photo Courtesy of:
Snakas of
Auto Base Aichi


CAR ROBOT BROTHERS   [Clear Version]

Campaign: Exclusive Giftset  (Limited to 1500 Pieces)
Dates: 24 September 2000 - Osaka ToysLand Exclusive
9 October 2000 - SuperFestival Exclusive
Price: 6000 Yen
Comments: None.

Car Robot Brothers [Clear Version]


CAR ROBOTS

Campaign: 100 Person Present!  (Televikun Magazine)
Dates: Thru 5 October 2000
Rules: To enter the drawing send in a postcard no later than 5 October 2000.
Prizes: 1.  First 13 Car Robot figures (5 sets)
2.  TF:CR DVD Volumes 1 & 2 (released on 20 September 2000) (5 sets)
3.  GFC Power Up Super God Sword (released on 14 September 2000) (20 items)
Comments: The winners will be identified in the December issue of Televikun Magazine.

CAR ROBOTS

Campaign: Car Robot Daisyugo Present!  (TV Magazine)
Dates: Thru 5 October 2000
Rules: To enter the drawing send in a postcard no later than 5 October 2000.
Prizes: 1.  Super Fire Convoy (5 items)
2.  God Magnus (5 items)
3.  JRX (5 items)
4.  Build King (5 items)
5.  Baldigus (5 items)
6.  TF:CR CD (Opening Theme) (10 items)
7.  TF:CR CD (Closing Theme) (10 items)
8.  TF:CR Album (Original Soundtrack) (5 items)
9.  TF:CR DVD Volumes 1 & 2 (5 items)
Comments: The winners will be identified in the December issue of Televikun Magazine.

CONVOY  [Gold Version]

Campaign: Campaign & Limited Item!  (Figure King Magazine)
Takashiyama Department Store, Shinjuku Tokyo
Mitsukoshi Department Store, Yokohama Kanagawa
Dates: 25 - 31 October 2000
Rules: To enter the drawing you must provide the receipt of a Car Robot purchase at the store.
Prizes: 1.  Re-Issue Convoy [Gold Version] (5+2 & 5+2)
2.  Character Card File
(???? items)
3.  Sticker Sheet
(???? items)
Comments: On the 1st day you had 1 chance per item purchased to to draw for one of the 5 Gold Convoy's.  The second day was "Which is your favorite Convoy?" drawing.  You wrote down your name, address, telephone number, and age on a ballot along with the number of a Convoy on the list any put it in a ballot box.  A drawing was conducted and only 2 lucky individuals won the last 2 Convoy's, hence "5+2".

An individual spent 45,000Yen for Golden Convoy at BOTCON Japan 2000 in December.  This same collector spent 60,000Yen for one at Mitsukoshi Department store in October.


Campaign: Kiddy Land Campaign
Dates: 15 - 28 November 2000
Rules: To enter the drawing send in a postcard during the 15-28 November timeframe.
Prizes: 1.  Convoy [Gold Version ] (1 item)
2.  ?????? (20 items)
Comments: Also called "Golden Convoy" and labeled "Millennium Convoy" from the term "2000 Version" identified in Figure King Magazine.

Convoy [Gold Version]

Photo Courtesy of:
Mike Hicks


Card File (Front & Back)

Photo Courtesy of:
Daiyatetu of Cybertron Net


GOD FIRE CONVOY   [Black Version]

Campaign: Hero Special Scratch Card  (Televikun Magazine)
Dates: Thru 4 November 2000
Rules: To enter the drawing send in the scratch card attached to a postcard no later than 4 November 2000.
Prizes: 1.  God Fire Convoy [Black Version] (10 items)
2.  Build King (30 items)
Comments: If you get 3 Destronger symbols after 3 scratches, you get a chance to win a Black God Fire Convoy.  If you get 3 Destronger symbols in more than 3 attempts, you get a chance to win a Build King.   The winners will be identified on 10 January 2001.

BRAVE MAXIMUS

Campaign: Cybertron City 10 Person Present!   (Televikun Magazine)
Dates: Thru 4 November 2000
Rules: To enter the drawing send in a postcard no later than 4 November 2000.
Prizes: 1.  Brave Maximus (10 items)
Comments: The winners will be identified in January 2001.

CAR ROBOTS

Campaign: Car Robot 200 Person Present!  (TV Magazine)
Dates: Thru 6 November 2000
Rules: To enter the drawing send in a postcard no later than 6 November 2000.
Prizes: 1.  God Fire Convoy (5 items)
2.  Devil Gigatron (10 items)
3.  Super God Sword (100 items)
4.  Super SpeedBreaker (10 items)
5.  Super WildRide (10 items)
6.  Super SpeedBreaker (10 items)
7.  Super MachAlert (10 items)
8.  Brave Maximus (5 items)
9.  Combatrons (6 Sets totaling 30 items)
10.  BuildMasters (5 sets totaling 20 items)
Comments: There is a total of 200 prizes in this campaign.  The winners will be identified in the January 2001 issue of TV Magazine.

GOD FIRE CONVOY   [Clear Version]

Campaign: Toys-R-Us Japan Exclusive (Limited to 3000 Pieces)
Dates: Released on 23 November 2000
Price: 8999 Yen
Comments: Supposedly only 100 TRU's sold this exclusive and limited their customers to 1 purchase on the day of release.

God Fire Convoy [Clear Version]


BRAVE MAXIMUS

Campaign: Brave Maximus!  (Figure King Magazine)
Dates: Thru 24 November 2000
Rules: To enter the drawing send in a postcard no later than 24 November 2000.
Prizes: 1.  Brave Maximus (10 items)
Comments: Does not include all accessories identified in Cybertron City campaign.

TF CHORO-Q  [BOTCON Release]

Campaign: BOTCON Japan 2000
Dates: 17 December 2000
Rules: All attendees presented their BCJ2K entrance pass and had the opportunity to reach into a "grab" bag for a Choro-Q vehicle.
Prizes: 1.  Optimus Prime (a.k.a. Convoy) [Red/Grey Truck w/ Stickers]
2.  Megatron [Green/Purple Tank w/ Stickers]
3.  Mirage (a.k.a. Ligier) [Clear F-1 Car]
Comments: There were 3 Transformer "look-a-like" Choro-Q vehicles available which are packaged in clear baggies.

Optimus Prime, Megatron, & Mirage Choro-Q Vehicles


Ai Chan FIGURE  [BOTCON Release]

Campaign: BOTCON Japan 2000
Dates: 17 December 2000
Price: 1500 Yen
Comments: The "Ai" figure and character card were made available at BOTCON Japan 2000.  Figure is made of clear-red plastic (resin/plastic?).

Rumors:  Ai Chan figure sold out quickly!

 

Ai Figure & Character Card


VHS & CALENDAR

Campaign: Video & Calendar 20 Person Present!   (TV Magazine)
Dates: Thru 5 January 2001
Rules: To enter the drawing send in a postcard no later than 5 January 2001.
Prizes: 1.  Transformer: Car Robot VHS Volume 1 (10 items)
2.  Transformer: Car Robot 2001 Calendar (10 items)
Comments: Winners will be identified in the March 2001 issue of TV Magazine.

Video

Calendar


ULTRA MAGNUS [Movie Preview Edition]

Campaign: Toy Festival Exclusive (Limited to 1500 Pieces)
Dates: 26 February 2001
Price: 5000 Yen
Comments: None.

Ultra Magnus Exclusive [Movie Preview Edition]


SHINING MAGNUS   [Clear-Yellow Version]

Campaign: 20th Century Toy Museum Exclusive (Limited to 800 Pieces)
Mitsukoshi Department Store, Yokohama Kanagawa
Dates: 26 December 2000 - 8 January 2001
Price: 5800 Yen
Comments: "Shining Magnus with Matrix Power!"
Only one Shining Magnus per customer per turn in line.

Shining Magnus Exclusive [Clear-Yellow Version]


HOT RODIMUS  [Crystal Version]

Campaign: Toy Festival Exclusive (Limited to 1500 Pieces)
Dates: 26 February 2001
Price: 2500 Yen
Comments: None.

Hot Rodimus Exclusive [Crystal Version]


HOT RODIMUS  [Black Version]

Campaign: Toy Festival Exclusive (Limited to 1500 Pieces)
Dates: 26 February 2001
Price: 2500 Yen
Comments: None.

Hot Rodimus Exclusive [Black Version]


MEGATRON  [Black Version]

Campaign: Takara e-Hobby & BOTCON Japan 2000   (Pre-Order) Exclusive
Dates: Will be released at end of March 2001
Price: 6000 Yen
Rules: Pre-orders taken at BOTCON2000 and also at Takara's e-Hobby webpage:  http://www.e-hobby.co.jp/
Comments: Must have a mailing address in Japan to pre-order online.

Rumors:  Limited to 1000 pieces.

Megatron Exclusive [Black Version]


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