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Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave

Transformers News: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 10:26PM CST

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Takara Tomy has posted official images of their upcoming Transformers Prime Arms Micron figures AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, and AM-29 Shockwave. Ultra Magnus comes with an Arms Micron that transforms into his signature hammer. Leo Prime is a straight repaint of Thundertron, no head remold. Shockwave is a reuse of the Generations FOC Deluxe Shockwave with an Arms Micron that replaces his blaster and integrates into his alt mode. Images mirrored below.

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27, AM-28, AM-29

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27, AM-28, AM-29

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27, AM-28, AM-29

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27, AM-28, AM-29


Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27, AM-28, AM-29

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27, AM-28, AM-29

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27, AM-28, AM-29

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27, AM-28, AM-29

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27, AM-28, AM-29

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27, AM-28, AM-29

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27, AM-28, AM-29

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27, AM-28, AM-29
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440007)
Posted by PrymeStriker on November 14th, 2012 @ 10:29pm CST
Magnus' hammer...... =P~
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440008)
Posted by RAcast on November 14th, 2012 @ 10:33pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:Magnus' hammer...... =P~

I concur! :michaelbay:
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440010)
Posted by sky_fire12 on November 14th, 2012 @ 10:40pm CST
Prime's alt mode !! I always wanted to get Leo prime from the Japanese Beast wars, but this design blows that clear out of the water !
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440013)
Posted by Crosscheck on November 14th, 2012 @ 10:48pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:Magnus' hammer...... =P~

It's too bad Magnus himself looks like shit, because I wouldn't mind getting my hands on that hammer. Hopefully it will be available separate somehow, because I like the Hasbro hammer as well (it is the only voyager weapon that can stay open). In spite of the hammer, this version doesn't hold a candle to Hasbro's already too blue version. The TT versions is WAY TOO BLUE. Needs something to break it up. Though because all they pack in is awful looking stickers, it might work to just paint him with some more white and red details (I am thinking the whole chest needs some paint).
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440014)
Posted by Crosscheck on November 14th, 2012 @ 10:52pm CST
I forgot to comment on Leo Prime. I love how they used paint apps to make him look more like a Prime. Very nicely done. I have Thundertron, so I won't be getting him though (again, hoping his AM is sold separately, otherwise I might pick up the blue RA for Thundertron). I might put some more details on Thundertron though. Kinda hope Reprolabels does something with him, but I don't know what.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440016)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on November 14th, 2012 @ 10:56pm CST
Not interested in anything here. I will be opting for the FoC magnus, and the upcoming add on that i'm sure will pwn. Even if its somewhat smaller, you just can't beat that awesome game aesthetic when comparing to the rounder Prime look.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440019)
Posted by Gearslide on November 14th, 2012 @ 11:12pm CST
Ultra Magnus and Shockwave have NOTHING on the Hasbro releases, but their Microns are freaking awesome. Hoping for individual releases later on.

There's nothing original about Leo Prime (even his Micron, which is a retool of Arc), but he is GLORIOUS.

Edit: Upon further inspection, Leo Prime's Micron is Moon from Beast Wars II! And Ultra Magnus' Micron looks like Overload from Armada (who was called Ultra Magnus in Japan)!
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440032)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on November 14th, 2012 @ 11:47pm CST
You know, I'm kinda hoping for a proper version of Prime Shockwave. If only because it may be larger than FoC Shocky. Really hope this doesn't diminish that possibility.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440033)
Posted by KNM2012 on November 14th, 2012 @ 11:49pm CST
For some reason, Leo Prime intrigues me. Then again, so did Wildrider before I found myself not being sure if that was a complete Wheeljack repaint. >:oP

Ultra Magnus... I like the hammer, but can do without the figure. >:oP
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440037)
Posted by Poyguimogul on November 15th, 2012 @ 12:04am CST
:KREMZEEK: Image :KREMZEEK: Fangasm! Leo Prime's micron saber looks like Moon from BWII.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440038)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 15th, 2012 @ 12:05am CST
Argh! Magnus looks gorgeous! And dat hammer! :x

Leo Prime... sadly doesn't have a new head, but still looks nice enough.

Aside from the new Micron and ports, Shockwave looks barely any different. His purple's almost (if not exactly) the same as the Hasbro toy's purple.

Oh, and Rated X, eat your heart out. :P
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440043)
Posted by KNM2012 on November 15th, 2012 @ 12:25am CST
Poyguimogul wrote::KREMZEEK: Image :KREMZEEK: Fangasm! Leo Prime's micron saber looks like Moon from BWII.


Geez... It does! Good eye, Poy! ;)^
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440044)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on November 15th, 2012 @ 12:39am CST
Gauntlet101010 wrote:You know, I'm kinda hoping for a proper version of Prime Shockwave. If only because it may be larger than FoC Shocky. Really hope this doesn't diminish that possibility.


You and me both. But if there's any chance for a proper Prime Shickwave, as in voyager class, it'll probably be a Takara Japan exclusive like War Breakdown.

Hasbro seems to love playing it safe lately, and with Shockwave making only a very minor appearance in the series, I doubt they'll want to make a toy of him. Hell, Smokescreen had far more screen time, and look what happened to his toy.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440047)
Posted by triKlops on November 15th, 2012 @ 12:42am CST
big thumbs up on the Magnus hammer
diggin the Leo Prime repaints as well
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440048)
Posted by robofinch on November 15th, 2012 @ 12:45am CST
Anyone know if these are up for preorder anywhere? I am seriously considering Leo Prime. Those colors are amazing.

Since he's a repaint, I wonder if he still has Thundertron's peg leg :D
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440055)
Posted by kirbenvost on November 15th, 2012 @ 1:52am CST
Oh good, I can save myself some money and get the Hasbro version of Magnus.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440078)
Posted by Sodan-1 on November 15th, 2012 @ 4:34am CST
:-? Not bad, not bad.

I really like Magnus' hammer Micron, but that choice of blue really doesn't work in my book. Lion Pirate looks good in those colours, but it's no Leo Prime. And while the colours of Shockwave is an improvement, the Micron pegs on the wingtips detract just enough to make it unwanted.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440107)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on November 15th, 2012 @ 7:33am CST
if they made a translucent purple version of Shockwave's Micron, I may be interested in it
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440112)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 15th, 2012 @ 8:18am CST
And TakaraTomy's site has been updated with the listings, including the names of the Microns:

Ultra Magnus: Ulma
Leo Prime: L.P.
Shockwave: Bido (from biitoru or "beetle") :-B

I already have Shockwave, Ultra Magnus is meh though his Mini-Con Hammer rocks, but Leo Prime looks surprisingly good. And I want that bunny Micron! :x
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440121)
Posted by Skywarp64 on November 15th, 2012 @ 9:07am CST
Nice of them to bring back Lio Convoy... again. :HEADHURTS:
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440160)
Posted by craggy on November 15th, 2012 @ 11:19am CST
Magnus is yet another AM toy that is only halfway worth the price because of the Micron. Honestly, I'd be reluctant to buy that thing at Hasbro prices. The Micron is pretty great though.

Shockwave's Micron is decent. Love that it gives him a big huge chunky arm cannon, and the new purple is pretty nice. I like the new wings too, but not sold on it.

Leo Prime is made of win though. Thundertron is a great toy, and these colours look awesome on it. Add in a proper weapon, and even without the BWII homage I'm mighty tempted.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440183)
Posted by OneConArmy on November 15th, 2012 @ 12:33pm CST
Hasbro's Magnus and Shockie are better, don't need Leo Prime since I have the Target Classics one. Waiting for more images of AM "Rumble", aka Frenzy.
FIRRIB...
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440202)
Posted by Shadowstream on November 15th, 2012 @ 1:13pm CST
Hammer good, Magnus bad.

Leo Prime Lio Convoy(seriously takara, stop using our clunky english names) would have looked fantastic if he had a new head... instead he looks like Thundertron decided to put on festive colors.

Shockwave is a lost cause.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440214)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 15th, 2012 @ 2:08pm CST
Shadowstream wrote:Leo Prime Lio Convoy(seriously takara, stop using our clunky english names)
Too late. Aside from Masterpiece and Encore, Takara's been moving to use Hasbro names since 2007 in an ttamept to better unify the brand.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440231)
Posted by Hypershock on November 15th, 2012 @ 3:07pm CST
Eh, imma pass on Magnus and Shockwave, though it is pretty cool that Shockwave's micron can integrate into his alt-mode the same way his normal weapon does. Leo Prime actually looks pretty cool, minus his inexplicable blue head :???: his micron is just a slightly remolded and recolored version of Arcee's though
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440233)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 15th, 2012 @ 3:10pm CST
Hypershock wrote:Leo Prime actually looks pretty cool, minus his inexplicable blue head :???:
Why wouldn't he have a blue head? He's a Lio Convoy homage.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440257)
Posted by Shadowstream on November 15th, 2012 @ 4:21pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Shadowstream wrote:Leo Prime Lio Convoy(seriously takara, stop using our clunky english names)
Too late. Aside from Masterpiece and Encore, Takara's been moving to use Hasbro names since 2007 in an ttamept to better unify the brand.
Well they need to stop :HEADHURTS:
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440258)
Posted by Hypershock on November 15th, 2012 @ 4:28pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Hypershock wrote:Leo Prime actually looks pretty cool, minus his inexplicable blue head :???:
Why wouldn't he have a blue head? He's a Lio Convoy homage.


Ooooooh, i'm not up on Japanese characters as much as i'd like to be, i apologize :-( it's only been around a year since i've got back in the fandom and i have yet to familiarize myself with the far corners of Transformers fiction. Again, my apologies!
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440262)
Posted by XDMan on November 15th, 2012 @ 4:41pm CST
Skip the Hasbro versions (maybe not on Thundertron)!

Magnus's stock photo reminds me of Thor, as he went "I AM ALMIGHTY THOR!"
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440269)
Posted by ILL-Star on November 15th, 2012 @ 5:35pm CST
What's with all the hate for voyager magnus? He's a good figure. Not to mention that he has waist articulation and ratcheting knees and elbows. I know it's just my opinion, but Magnus is pretty cool.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440270)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 15th, 2012 @ 5:38pm CST
Shadowstream wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Shadowstream wrote:Leo Prime Lio Convoy(seriously takara, stop using our clunky english names)
Too late. Aside from Masterpiece and Encore, Takara's been moving to use Hasbro names since 2007 in an ttamept to better unify the brand.
Well they need to stop :HEADHURTS:
You want the brand to become more broken, then? You honestly prefer names that hardly make sense for robots than names that do make sense?
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440283)
Posted by Shadowstream on November 15th, 2012 @ 7:16pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Shadowstream wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Shadowstream wrote:Leo Prime Lio Convoy(seriously takara, stop using our clunky english names)
Too late. Aside from Masterpiece and Encore, Takara's been moving to use Hasbro names since 2007 in an ttamept to better unify the brand.
Well they need to stop :HEADHURTS:
You want the brand to become more broken, then? You honestly prefer names that hardly make sense for robots than names that do make sense?
Given how they treat series like Beast Wars and Prime over there, I don't see why not.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440294)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 15th, 2012 @ 8:19pm CST
Shadowstream wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Shadowstream wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Shadowstream wrote:Leo Prime Lio Convoy(seriously takara, stop using our clunky english names)
Too late. Aside from Masterpiece and Encore, Takara's been moving to use Hasbro names since 2007 in an ttamept to better unify the brand.
Well they need to stop :HEADHURTS:
You want the brand to become more broken, then? You honestly prefer names that hardly make sense for robots than names that do make sense?
Given how they treat series like Beast Wars and Prime over there, I don't see why not.
They want the brand to have the same names in each market so as to create a greater sense of unity and consistency throughout the whole brand. They're even referring to classic G1 characters by their American names, like that new G1 manga that's out now calls Optimus Prime "Oputimasu Puraimu" instead of "Konboi". It's Hasbro's brand, might as well have Takara stop doing things different for the sake of difference.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440297)
Posted by Shadowstream on November 15th, 2012 @ 8:39pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Shadowstream wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Shadowstream wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Shadowstream wrote:Leo Prime Lio Convoy(seriously takara, stop using our clunky english names)
Too late. Aside from Masterpiece and Encore, Takara's been moving to use Hasbro names since 2007 in an ttamept to better unify the brand.
Well they need to stop :HEADHURTS:
You want the brand to become more broken, then? You honestly prefer names that hardly make sense for robots than names that do make sense?
Given how they treat series like Beast Wars and Prime over there, I don't see why not.
They want the brand to have the same names in each market so as to create a greater sense of unity and consistency throughout the whole brand. They're even referring to classic G1 characters by their American names, like that new G1 manga that's out now calls Optimus Prime "Oputimasu Puraimu" instead of "Konboi". It's Hasbro's brand, might as well have Takara stop doing things different for the sake of difference.
And yet this disqualifies the dub of the actual series from following suit how? I know this is the wrong place for this and completely off topic, but the fact is japan treats their dubs of our shows like comedies, which is hardly unifying as far as I'm concerned.

LIO CONVOY 4EVER! :P
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440299)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 15th, 2012 @ 8:49pm CST
Shadowstream wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Shadowstream wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Shadowstream wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Shadowstream wrote:Leo Prime Lio Convoy(seriously takara, stop using our clunky english names)
Too late. Aside from Masterpiece and Encore, Takara's been moving to use Hasbro names since 2007 in an ttamept to better unify the brand.
Well they need to stop :HEADHURTS:
You want the brand to become more broken, then? You honestly prefer names that hardly make sense for robots than names that do make sense?
Given how they treat series like Beast Wars and Prime over there, I don't see why not.
They want the brand to have the same names in each market so as to create a greater sense of unity and consistency throughout the whole brand. They're even referring to classic G1 characters by their American names, like that new G1 manga that's out now calls Optimus Prime "Oputimasu Puraimu" instead of "Konboi". It's Hasbro's brand, might as well have Takara stop doing things different for the sake of difference.
And yet this disqualifies the dub of the actual series from following suit how? I know this is the wrong place for this and completely off topic, but the fact is japan treats their dubs of our shows like comedies, which is hardly unifying as far as I'm concerned.

LIO CONVOY 4EVER! :P
Name-wise. The dub tones differ to suit the mentality of the Japanese demographic, who generally view giant self-operated mecha robots without pilots as being kiddie. Imagine their surprise when they saw the movies. :P
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440371)
Posted by daimchoc on November 16th, 2012 @ 6:33am CST
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440399)
Posted by Rated X on November 16th, 2012 @ 10:14am CST
Im very impressed with the G1 cartoon accurate colors on Shockwave, but the micron blows monkey balls. If they dont throw in the original cannon for good measure, Ill have to use the generations version's cannon. Now if only we could get Takara to make a FOC Vortex in G1 cartoon accurate colors instead of that piss and PMS color crap from the game.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440402)
Posted by PrymeStriker on November 16th, 2012 @ 10:29am CST
Rated X wrote:If they dont throw in the original cannon for good measure, Ill have to use the generations version's cannon.


Why would they throw in a G1 cannon for a toy in their Prime line?
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440405)
Posted by RhA on November 16th, 2012 @ 10:38am CST
Shadowstream wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Shadowstream wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Shadowstream wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Shadowstream wrote:Leo Prime Lio Convoy(seriously takara, stop using our clunky english names)
Too late. Aside from Masterpiece and Encore, Takara's been moving to use Hasbro names since 2007 in an ttamept to better unify the brand.
Well they need to stop :HEADHURTS:
You want the brand to become more broken, then? You honestly prefer names that hardly make sense for robots than names that do make sense?
Given how they treat series like Beast Wars and Prime over there, I don't see why not.
They want the brand to have the same names in each market so as to create a greater sense of unity and consistency throughout the whole brand. They're even referring to classic G1 characters by their American names, like that new G1 manga that's out now calls Optimus Prime "Oputimasu Puraimu" instead of "Konboi". It's Hasbro's brand, might as well have Takara stop doing things different for the sake of difference.
And yet this disqualifies the dub of the actual series from following suit how? I know this is the wrong place for this and completely off topic, but the fact is japan treats their dubs of our shows like comedies, which is hardly unifying as far as I'm concerned.

LIO CONVOY 4EVER! :P


I understand the move Takara made, but 'Convoy' just sorta 'does' it for me. So, eh-

LIO CONVOY 4EVER!
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440406)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 16th, 2012 @ 10:41am CST
Rated X wrote:Im very impressed with the G1 cartoon accurate colors on Shockwave, but the micron blows monkey balls.
It's practically the same shade of purple as the Hasbro version. Don't forget that these are photoshops, so there's gonna be some tinting to the image.

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Plus, I wouldn't quite call this closer to the G1 cartoon Shockwave than the Hasbro version
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Rated X wrote:If they dont throw in the original cannon for good measure, Ill have to use the generations version's cannon.
It would be a waste for them to include the cannon since the already made a Micron that was specifically designed to replace the cannon.


PrymeStriker wrote:
Rated X wrote:If they dont throw in the original cannon for good measure, Ill have to use the generations version's cannon.


Why would they throw in a G1 cannon for a toy in their Prime line?
You mean a WFC/FOC cannon. ;)
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440420)
Posted by PrymeStriker on November 16th, 2012 @ 11:13am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:Why would they throw in a G1 cannon for a toy in their Prime line?
You mean a WFC/FOC cannon. ;)


No, that's not what I meant. He said "original cannon," so I thought he was referring to a G1-esque cannon.

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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440421)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 16th, 2012 @ 11:19am CST
PrymeStriker wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:Why would they throw in a G1 cannon for a toy in their Prime line?
You mean a WFC/FOC cannon. ;)


No, that's not what I meant. He said "original cannon," so I thought he was referring to a G1-esque cannon.
He meant the toy's original cannon, which was the Generations cannon.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440448)
Posted by Rated X on November 16th, 2012 @ 1:23pm CST
Let me clarify what I meant:

This version appears to be more of a "blueish purple" that resembles the G1 cartoon. Unlike the Hasbro version (which I own) which is more of a "reddish purple" like the G1 toy. I intend to flip the wings down (or just pop em off) and use this as my classics shockwave. The huge arm cannon (AKA micron) looks retarded.

And this is not a TF Prime mold. It is an FOC mold packaged in a Japanese TF Prime box. Whoever made that decision at Takara gets a Nobel Prize. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440451)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 16th, 2012 @ 1:30pm CST
Rated X wrote:And this is not a TF Prime mold. It is an FOC mold packaged in a Japanese TF Prime box. Whoever made that decision at Takara gets a Nobel Prize. :BANG_HEAD:
True, but the likely reason they went ahead and used it was due to Shockwave's appearance in the cartoon necessitating them to give their market something to stand in for the absence of a proper Prime Shockwave toy.

It's close enough (color, chest, wings, cyclopic head, gun arm, etc.) to use for now in case they don't make a Prime Shockwave toy (it could happen, since they didn't make a new mold toy for Smokescreen, who's been a much bigger character in the show).

Why they aren't giving certain show characters their own molds, however, is baffling.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440454)
Posted by RhA on November 16th, 2012 @ 1:45pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:And this is not a TF Prime mold. It is an FOC mold packaged in a Japanese TF Prime box. Whoever made that decision at Takara gets a Nobel Prize. :BANG_HEAD:
True, but the likely reason they went ahead and used it was due to Shockwave's appearance in the cartoon necessitating them to give their market something to stand in for the absence of a proper Prime Shockwave toy.

It's close enough (color, chest, wings, cyclopic head, gun arm, etc.) to use for now in case they don't make a Prime Shockwave toy (it could happen, since they didn't make a new mold toy for Smokescreen, who's been a much bigger character in the show).

Why they aren't giving certain show characters their own molds, however, is baffling.


FOC is also in the same continuity as Prime, so this is the same guy anyway. Different suit, same psycho.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440525)
Posted by El Duque on November 16th, 2012 @ 7:25pm CST
These aren't exactly new images, but they are nice and high res! Courtesy of Amazon Japan we have additional images of Takara Tomy's upcoming Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus with Ulma, AM-28 Leo Prime with L.P., and AM-29 Shockwave with Bido. Enjoy the images mirrored below:

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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440544)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on November 16th, 2012 @ 9:26pm CST
dem tumors on shockwaves wings. awful.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440561)
Posted by Flux Convoy on November 16th, 2012 @ 10:56pm CST
Magnus looks nice and the Overload Micron is a super cool nod to fans. The same for Leo Prime and his Micron. It's freaking Moon! Haha! I won't be getting these but they are probably the best looking AM figures IMO.
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440576)
Posted by devilmusprime on November 17th, 2012 @ 1:18am CST
does anyone else think that the thundertron/leo prime mold would make an awesome alpha trion? :grin:
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, & AM-29 Shockwave (1440580)
Posted by nickh on November 17th, 2012 @ 1:41am CST
does anyone else think that the thundertron/leo prime mold would make an awesome alpha trion? :D


I dunno, Thundertron and Leo Prime look kind of hokey. I think it's the huge claws, translucent blue plastic, and weird thing on his back that makes Thundertron odd.

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