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First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General

Transformers News: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 8:11PM CST

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You know the drill, around this time every month new Japanese hobby magazine scans start to make the rounds, which are followed by the full versions a few days down the road. This month is no different, but these first look scans bring us our first real images of Takara Tomy's Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron and AM-34 Jet Vehicon General! As many have speculated these versions have been repainted to match the last episodes of Transformers Prime Season 2. Megatron features a repainted right arm resembling the transplanted Prime arm he used to wield the forge of Solus Prime. He also comes packed a redco of the Dark Matter Calibur Arms Microns. Jet Vehicon General features a silver deco seen in the final episode of Season 2. Check out the image below.

First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & Jet General
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Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457190)
Posted by RAcast on January 22nd, 2013 @ 8:34pm CST
DMC v.2 looks pretty great, it's nice that it's one consistent color. No interest in Darkest Megatron personally, but it's nice that they made it! As for JVG? OHHH man, that looks amazing. I can't wait for some clearer pictures, I mayyy have to break down and finally get a Takara mold for myself. :lol:
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457194)
Posted by mooncake623 on January 22nd, 2013 @ 9:07pm CST
Oh man... time to troop build these Jets again? Decisions..
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457198)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 22nd, 2013 @ 9:23pm CST
And I thought I had my AM list all set out in stone.

Oh well. Thank you for giving us Prime-Arm Megatron and Starscream's Armada, Takara. :KREMZEEK:
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457199)
Posted by Henry921 on January 22nd, 2013 @ 9:23pm CST
It's hard to tell from the quality, but it looks like the Jet General had a leg retool, maybe actually locking in place?

It looks a little too "off white" for me. I was hoping it'd be more silver.

I preordered one. Unless some better shots turn up in the next sample, I think I'll stay at one.
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457201)
Posted by RAcast on January 22nd, 2013 @ 9:27pm CST
Henry921 wrote:It's hard to tell from the quality, but it looks like the Jet General had a leg retool, maybe actually locking in place?

It looks a little too "off white" for me. I was hoping it'd be more silver.

I preordered one. Unless some better shots turn up in the next sample, I think I'll stay at one.

I suspect that's the lighting in the picture. I'd bet that it'll be pure Takara white plastic.
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457216)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on January 22nd, 2013 @ 10:28pm CST
What's the deal with the white "Jet Vehicon General"? Non-canon repaint, or future BH cannon fodder?
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457217)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 22nd, 2013 @ 10:30pm CST
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:What's the deal with the white "Jet Vehicon General"? Non-canon repaint, or future BH cannon fodder?


Did you watch the season two finale? They were in the entire second half of it.
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457218)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on January 22nd, 2013 @ 10:34pm CST
So how many voyager Megatron's does this make vs. voyager Optimus from both Takara and Hasbro? :VEHI:
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457224)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 22nd, 2013 @ 11:04pm CST
AM-33 is apparently named "Final Battle Megatron" and the redecoed Dark Matter Calibur is the "Dark Unicron Saber". :roll:
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457225)
Posted by rpetras on January 22nd, 2013 @ 11:14pm CST
No need for the Megsy, and I think I'll be content with 1 of the jet generals.

I have vehicons all over the place as it is, one officer to keep the rabble in line should do it :)
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457233)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on January 23rd, 2013 @ 12:03am CST
PrymeStriker wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:What's the deal with the white "Jet Vehicon General"? Non-canon repaint, or future BH cannon fodder?


Did you watch the season two finale? They were in the entire second half of it.


I did watch the season 2 finale, but strangely I don't recall any white Vehicons. Then again I just watched it once, and it's been at least four months since then.
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457236)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 23rd, 2013 @ 12:35am CST
They're actually silver. I suspect the scan just makes it look washed out. It looks nice but I'm fine with the black Vehicons I have.
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457237)
Posted by Manterax Prime on January 23rd, 2013 @ 1:58am CST
PrymeStriker wrote:And I thought I had my AM list all set out in stone.

Oh well. Thank you for giving us Prime-Arm Megatron and Starscream's Armada, Takara. :KREMZEEK:



Megatron w/ a Prime arm? Where? All I see is Megatron with his right arm painted purple and gold stickers slapped onto it.
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457253)
Posted by Sinnertwin on January 23rd, 2013 @ 4:49am CST
I quite like that Vehicon, Megatron, already have one and I'm content with him
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457276)
Posted by Pretender Skywarp on January 23rd, 2013 @ 7:04am CST
Nemesis Destron wrote:So how many voyager Megatron's does this make vs. voyager Optimus from both Takara and Hasbro? :VEHI:


Depends if you count the AM Editions as a separate version, due to the remolding.

PRID only so far;

Hasbro Voyager Megs (and AM vesrion)
Hasbro DE Megs
AM Darkness Megs
AM Darkest Megs

So 4, possibly 5 depending on your personal preference.

Op weighs in with;

Hasbro Voyager Op (and AM Version)
Hasbro DE Op
TRU AM Battle Shield OP
Asia Op with Unicron two pack

So again, 4 or 5 depending on how you count, personally I only consider the AM's as a separate version when the deco hasn't been touched by Hasbro; i.e AM Terrorcon Bumblebee.

The above list doesn't include FE Molds or anything from Beast Hunters, just PRID, hope that helps :D

Now, will these two new pieces bring with them a new Arms Micron Promotion :-?
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457287)
Posted by El Duque on January 23rd, 2013 @ 7:56am CST
Hot on the heels of our first looks at Takara Tomy's upcoming Transformers Prime Arms Micron figures AM-33 Final Battle Megatron and AM-34 Jet Vehicon General, we now have official images courtesy of site sponsor TFsource. Check out the images mirrored below and pre-orders yours at the following links:

Japanese Transformers Prime - AM-33 - Darkest Megatron
Japanese Transformers Prime - AM-34 - Jet Vehicon General


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Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457291)
Posted by Pretender Skywarp on January 23rd, 2013 @ 8:06am CST
The Jet Vehcion looks like a James Bond Car...!
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457294)
Posted by STngAR on January 23rd, 2013 @ 8:20am CST
Really...not even a repaint just white plastic.... preorder cancel. :MAXIMAL:
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457295)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on January 23rd, 2013 @ 8:23am CST
that's gotta be the most show accurate Megatron to date, only wish they included an interchangeable normal arm for him so we don't have to display him with the Prime one
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457297)
Posted by griftimus prime on January 23rd, 2013 @ 8:25am CST
is that a sword or a snowboard? whatever it is. it looks stupid.
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457299)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 23rd, 2013 @ 8:37am CST
Oh, so it is just light grey plastic on the Vehicon. That's...unfortunate.
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457311)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 23rd, 2013 @ 9:07am CST
Ok, so the Dark Matter Calibur trio get repainted, and they get new crystal colors to boot. Color me interested. :lol: If only he came with Hades...

Jet Vehicon General looks decent, he'd definitely stand out among the regular troops.

P.S. It's Dark Energon Saber, as in the show ;)
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457320)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 23rd, 2013 @ 9:26am CST
Manterax Prime wrote:Megatron w/ a Prime arm? Where? All I see is Megatron with his right arm painted purple and gold stickers slapped onto it.



Right...and the Prime arm in the show was purple and gold. That's what it's supposed to be. >:oP

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SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:What's the deal with the white "Jet Vehicon General"? Non-canon repaint, or future BH cannon fodder?


Did you watch the season two finale? They were in the entire second half of it.


I did watch the season 2 finale, but strangely I don't recall any white Vehicons. Then again I just watched it once, and it's been at least four months since then.


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Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457331)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on January 23rd, 2013 @ 9:47am CST
I'm a bit disappointed the General is just a repaint with no new molding, and Meg's is an easy pass anyway. Disappointed, but not surprised. (:|
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457335)
Posted by JackStraw on January 23rd, 2013 @ 9:58am CST
Alt mode looks like Swiss Army Vehicon.
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457343)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 23rd, 2013 @ 11:07am CST
MightyMagnus78 wrote:I'm a bit disappointed the General is just a repaint with no new molding


There was no new molding in the show. Wouldn't be any on the toy either.
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457347)
Posted by Gearslide on January 23rd, 2013 @ 11:44am CST
Boy, the end of the Arms Micron line sure is underwhelming compared to the beginning. That Megatron hardly looks that different from the Hasbro one, minus the lazy repaint on the Arm. The Jet Vehicon is nice though, even if the colors of the head and thighs are wrong.

At this point, it just seems like Takara is just squeezing out any mold they can before Season 3 begins.
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457362)
Posted by BATTOUSAIXD on January 23rd, 2013 @ 12:40pm CST
I kinda like the looks of Megatron, but I'm not sure about paying $60 though. I wonder if it would be easy to remove the right forearm and replace it with the hasbro one?
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457377)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on January 23rd, 2013 @ 1:38pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:
MightyMagnus78 wrote:I'm a bit disappointed the General is just a repaint with no new molding


There was no new molding in the show. Wouldn't be any on the toy either.


True, but they could have given him a different micron at least.
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457386)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 23rd, 2013 @ 2:00pm CST
MightyMagnus78 wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
MightyMagnus78 wrote:I'm a bit disappointed the General is just a repaint with no new molding


There was no new molding in the show. Wouldn't be any on the toy either.


True, but they could have given him a different micron at least.


They probably wouldn't had done it anyway. Same faction, same body type, same gun. Not a big reason to change the micron.
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457431)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 23rd, 2013 @ 3:59pm CST
I like Megatron. I'm disappointed that they just used the Armada Star Saber-esque Microns instead of a new accessory mold. But hey, that would mess things up for the Arms Micron line, so it's understandable. Third party companies, this is where you step in. :lol:

The General needs a black head, not silver. Otherwise, it's a gimme if it's released stateside.
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457433)
Posted by XDMan on January 23rd, 2013 @ 4:01pm CST
That Megs looks nice, but I kind of expected him to have the new arm as an attachment, but what the heck, it's a Takara product, so I ain't botherin it's look. And the Vehicon, with a few touches, will be perfect for SS's armada.

Bring on the TT versions!!!!
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457439)
Posted by Blurrz on January 23rd, 2013 @ 4:13pm CST
Shit, the show accurate Vehicons...
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457478)
Posted by SkyWarpsGhost on January 23rd, 2013 @ 6:37pm CST
I wonder if Jet Vehicon General will have similar coloured plastic to AM Smokesreen. How does AM SS look in promo pics compared to this?
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457479)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 23rd, 2013 @ 6:41pm CST
SkyWarpsGhost wrote:I wonder if Jet Vehicon General will have similar coloured plastic to AM Smokesreen. How does AM SS look in promo pics compared to this?


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Looks different to me.
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457485)
Posted by triKlops on January 23rd, 2013 @ 7:19pm CST
The Vehicon I am interested in, despite its lack of an interesting paint app, to round out my Vehicon crew.
The Megs is interesting but I am glad I got the AMWs separate when they were first released.
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457488)
Posted by Sodan-1 on January 23rd, 2013 @ 7:26pm CST
rpetras wrote:No need for the Megsy, and I think I'll be content with 1 of the jet generals.

I have vehicons all over the place as it is, one officer to keep the rabble in line should do it :)

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Half a dozen or so Vehicons as grunts, two or three Jet Vehicons (or Seekers as I call them) as officers, and then this one 'Con to rule them all.

grimdragon2001 wrote:that's gotta be the most show accurate Megatron to date, only wish they included an interchangeable normal arm for him so we don't have to display him with the Prime one

Yep. I share the same sentiment. The Prime arm isn't itself reason enough for me to keep my preorder, but that very show accurate colouring might be.

I was hoping to be able to cancel these two, but I don't think I will be. :-(
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457496)
Posted by SkyWarpsGhost on January 23rd, 2013 @ 7:47pm CST
See that pic looks too edited to me. He doesn't look that light in hand. JVG could be a fair bit darker than I'd thought.
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457605)
Posted by datguy86 on January 24th, 2013 @ 8:08am CST
The AM Smokescreen has more of a pearlescent swirl to his plastic. It's actually kind of attractive in the toy, and I would much rather see it used for the Vehicon General since Takara is most likely mot going to use a silver/reflective scheme.
Re: First Looks at Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-33 Darkest Megatron & AM-34 Jet Vehicon General (1457633)
Posted by Pretender Skywarp on January 24th, 2013 @ 11:44am CST
I think I'll reserve final judgement until I see "in hand" pics, as opposed to stock photography.

These both have me very much interested tho'...
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