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Takara AM Thundercracker and Orion Pax

Postby daimchoc » Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:09 am

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Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron Thundercracker and Orion Pax Image

Postby El Duque » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:53 am

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The CyberGundam blog has posted a small image from Figure King 176 of Takara Tomy's upcoming Transformers Prime Arms Micron Thundercracker and Orion Pax. Both are First Edition repaints, Thundercracker being a redeco of First Edition Starscream and Orion Pax a reuse of First Edition Deluxe Optimus Prime, which will hopefully feature Decepticon faction symbols.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron Thundercracker and Orion Pax Image

Postby GuyIncognito » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:57 am

Orion Pax is... a red and blue repaint of OP? Am I missing something?
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron Thundercracker and Orion Pax Image

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:01 am

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GuyIncognito wrote:Orion Pax is... a red and blue repaint of OP? Am I missing something?


He's the first release of the Deluxe Prime mold in Japan. In the show, Optimus had temporary memory loss, called himself Orion Pax as a result, and was entranced by Megatron. Hence the possibility of a :CON: on his shoulder which did appear in the show.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron Thundercracker and Orion Pax Image

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:15 am

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I assume that these will be available through BBTS or one of the other online stores. I must have that Thundercracker. Any ideas on what the cost shipped to the US might be, those of you who have bought this sort of thing before? Thx.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron Thundercracker and Orion Pax Image

Postby GuyIncognito » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:18 am

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:Orion Pax is... a red and blue repaint of OP? Am I missing something?


He's the first release of the Deluxe Prime mold in Japan. In the show, Optimus had temporary memory loss, called himself Orion Pax as a result, and was entranced by Megatron. Hence the possibility of a :CON: on his shoulder which did appear in the show.


Ah, I see. I didn't realize it was the Deluxe mold. And I'm not real familiar with all the fiction. Now it makes sense.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron Thundercracker and Orion Pax Image

Postby Ghost Starscream » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:30 am

I will get Thundercracker.... but they at least coulda given him a new micron. :sad:
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron Thundercracker and Orion Pax Image

Postby kirbenvost » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:42 am

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Great, more Japanese exclusives...

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron Thundercracker and Orion Pax Image

Postby Sabrblade » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:44 am

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Guess this is how Japan's getting the Deluxe FE mold, and it's a good idea.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron Thundercracker and Orion Pax Image

Postby PrymeStriker » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:50 am

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Oh thank god he's the Deluxe one.

Now I have Skywarp AND Thundercracker to import. Although, I'm going to have to get them some missiles for their arms.
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Postby Gearslide » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:17 am

Edit: nevermind, it's just Dreadwing.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron Thundercracker and Orion Pax Image

Postby redoutlander » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:30 pm

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I didn't see Season 2 yet. is Thundercracker in the show or is he just the ambiguous repaint?
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron Thundercracker and Orion Pax Image

Postby Sabrblade » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:33 pm

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redoutlander wrote:I didn't see Season 2 yet. is Thundercracker in the show or is he just the ambiguous repaint?
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Postby Blurrz » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:14 pm

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron Thundercracker and Orion Pax Image

Postby PrymeStriker » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:36 pm

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Blurrz wrote:Wow, both TC and SW might be Takara exclusives? Poor seeker completionists.


I thought it was already confirmed Skywarp is a Tak exclusive. I don't see a Thundercracker release in the U.S at all, though.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron Thundercracker and Orion Pax Image

Postby XDMan » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:36 pm

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Orion Pax may not be a bad idea! And YES! We're getting Thundercracker! At least he's in Deluxe Class, but why would Takara make OP be a redeco of the FE Deluxe mold?
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron Thundercracker and Orion Pax Image

Postby Sabrblade » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:38 pm

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XDMan wrote:Orion Pax may not be a bad idea! And YES! We're getting Thundercracker! At least he's in Deluxe Class, but why would Takara make OP be a redeco of the FE Deluxe mold?
Because they haven't gotten that mold yet?

And maybe the smaller size will help emulate the "younger Optimus Prime" aspect that Orion Pax represents.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron Thundercracker and Orion Pax Image

Postby NTESHFT » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:52 pm

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GuyIncognito wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:Orion Pax is... a red and blue repaint of OP? Am I missing something?


He's the first release of the Deluxe Prime mold in Japan. In the show, Optimus had temporary memory loss, called himself Orion Pax as a result, and was entranced by Megatron. Hence the possibility of a :CON: on his shoulder which did appear in the show.


Ah, I see. I didn't realize it was the Deluxe mold. And I'm not real familiar with all the fiction. Now it makes sense.



Thanks for clearing that up. I to was feeling the same way.

Definitely getting Thundercracker. Will have to think about Orion Pax, and that's only if he does have the :CON: on his shoulder.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron Thundercracker and Orion Pax Image

Postby grimdragon2001 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:00 pm

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odds are that Orion will have both Autobot and Decepticon symbol decals. Looking forward to getting Thundercracker and completing my seekers.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron Thundercracker and Orion Pax Image

Postby triKlops » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:04 pm

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TCracker is cool but the OPax is sweet just for the Decep logos
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron Thundercracker and Orion Pax Image

Postby Sodan-1 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:33 pm

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It's cool that Takara are doing these, but they're both passes for me.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron Thundercracker and Orion Pax Image

Postby FortMacs » Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:48 pm

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might pick up thundercracker, orion is a deffinate pass though.
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