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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-30, AM-31, AM-32

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:11 am
by LazyAza
Whoever decided to put the decepticon logo at that angle instead of in the center needs to be fired because they ruined an otherwise fantastic repaint. :BANG_HEAD:

Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-30, AM-31, AM-32

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:16 am
by SKYWARPED_128
WTF animals are FnR's AM's supposed to be?! Wildrider's is the only one I can identify, which is (barely) an elephant.

Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-30, AM-31, AM-32

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:48 am
by guarayakha
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:WTF animals are FnR's AM's supposed to be?! Wildrider's is the only one I can identify, which is (barely) an elephant.


Mono-eyed squids?

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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-30, AM-31, AM-32

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:29 am
by daimchoc

Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-30, AM-31, AM-32

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:25 am
by Mykltron
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:WTF animals are FnR's AM's supposed to be?! Wildrider's is the only one I can identify, which is (barely) an elephant.


I thought it was an elephant but then I thought it was a warthog. That other thing looks like a robot from a 50's TV show.

Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-30, AM-31, AM-32

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:43 am
by RhA
:michaelbay: These microns rock :michaelbay:

Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-30, AM-31, AM-32

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:29 am
by JelZe GoldRabbit
Frenzy and Rumble's Microns are Octopuses, and are called Dago, from タコ (tako) which means octopus in Japanese. Wildrider's is an elephant, called Ozu, an anagram of zou, or in Japanese 象 or ぞう, which means elephant. Ok, I'm done :-B

Hey, is that a new head on Wildrider?

Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-30, AM-31, AM-32

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:57 am
by Midnight_Fox
Sabrblade wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:I know this is an odd idea, any one hoping the Rumble/Frenzy micron's called Tako?
LOL, but alas, it is called Dago. Though, It is likely derived from "Tako", but having the syllable accents altered. ;)

Incidentally, it also makes his name look like it's also derived from "Dagon", who's sometimes portrayed as a sea god/monster. :-B


Not sometimes, IS. Dagon is the Assyro-Babylonian/Semitic god of grain(as a symbol of fertility), fish, and fishing(as a symbol of multiplying). All depictions I've seen of the historical Dagon depict him as having the torso of a man and the lower body of some aquatic life form(fish, shark, or whale, it's hard to tell).

Lovecraft's is the same being, just "promoted" above being a human deity. It's why the Deep Ones(children of Father Dagon and Mother Hydra) are always so obsessed/involved with getting busy in his stories.

Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-30, AM-31, AM-32

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:30 pm
by KNM2012
It is kind of weird for me to say this, but Wildrider now has me think of Frankenstein's Monster. I mean that those things on his head look like Cybertronian bolts. :P

Then again, Rumble does look like a Dai Gurren... With Frenzy looking like a blue Gurren. :lol:

Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-30, AM-31, AM-32

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:39 pm
by SKYWARPED_128
Damn, these AM are like fricking clouds on a sunny day; you just end up seeing whatever the heck animal you want to see.

Mykltron wrote:I thought it was an elephant but then I thought it was a warthog. That other thing looks like a robot from a 50's TV show.


Could be a hybrid for all we know. Wartlephant? Or elehog?

And yeah, FnR's AM's do look like those ugly-ass robots from 50's scifi movie, don't they?

Personally, the first thing they reminded me of was those gold Aztec trinkets, carved in the image of their gods.

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Frenzy and Rumble's Microns are Octopuses, and are called Dago, from タコ (tako) which means octopus in Japanese. Wildrider's is an elephant, called Ozu, an anagram of zou, or in Japanese 象 or ぞう, which means elephant. Ok, I'm done :-B


Dude, what other language do you speak? From what I've seen in your posts, you seem to speak more languages that all the taxi drivers in New York! :P

English (obviously), Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, German...anything I missed?

Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-30, AM-31, AM-32

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:48 pm
by Sabrblade
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Frenzy and Rumble's Microns are Octopuses, and are called Dago, from タコ (tako) which means octopus in Japanese. Wildrider's is an elephant, called Ozu, an anagram of zou, or in Japanese 象 or ぞう, which means elephant. Ok, I'm done :-B


Dude, what other language do you speak? From what I've seen in your posts, you seem to speak more languages that all the taxi drivers in New York! :P

English (obviously), Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, German...anything I missed?
Dude's a dudette. ;)


(I think) :oops:

Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-30, AM-31, AM-32

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:43 pm
by Bounti76
It's a weird thing about those heads..... Wildrider's looks appropriately Decepticon-ish, but Japanese Rumble and Frenzy's look more human-like, which has always seemed to me to be more characteristic of Autobots. IN any case....they don't really look evil to me..

Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-30, AM-31, AM-32

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:34 pm
by SKYWARPED_128
Sabrblade wrote:Dude's a dudette. ;)


(I think) :oops:


Oops. :grin:

Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-30, AM-31, AM-32

PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:37 am
by JelZe GoldRabbit
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Dude's a dudette. ;)


(I think) :oops:


Oops. :grin:


This gal doesn't kiss and tell ;;)

I do speak Dutch, English, German, French and Spanish, in that order. I can also read Latin and Greek, though they're rusty (my teacher will be so sad). For Japanese, I can only properly read the hiragana and katakana, which the names are made of. Kanji and Chinese characters I need to look up, but I have two wonderful sites for that :)

Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-30, AM-31, AM-32

PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:17 pm
by XDMan
^^To the first comment: I see what you mean. :oops:

But lets see what Takara's Dead End looks like. :BOWDOWN:

Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-30, AM-31, AM-32

PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:47 pm
by Sodan-1
I really like what Takara's done with Wildrider, if only because he's more like his G1 namesake than Hasbro's Deadend. It's still a pass mind you.

While I do really like the new head for the twins, the head on Hasbro's Rumble is just far too badass to pass up. Alternate heads work for me though as I'm not thinking of these two as Frenzy and Rumble anyway. That said, I wouldn't mind those gold stickers on his chest.

Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-30, AM-31, AM-32

PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:28 pm
by JelZe GoldRabbit
XDMan wrote:But lets see what Takara's Dead End looks like. :BOWDOWN:


I don't think there will be any. These will be the final new mold releases in Arms Micron, before TakaraTomy's shift into Beast Hunters. We still have Jet Vehicon General and Final Battle Megatron (the one with the Dark Matter Calibur), but that's it.