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More Takara Exclusive Store Giveaway Campaign Arms Microns on the Way

Transformers News: More Takara Exclusive Store Giveaway Campaign Arms Microns on the Way

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 11:03AM CDT

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Takara has revealed four addition store giveaway campaign Arms Microns! These four Arms Microns come in a smokey gray translucent plastic and will be available on April 28th for Japanese customers at select retailers.

Autobase Aichi via Google Translate wrote:◆ Micron shadow Arms campaign gift
Micron presents clear version of the Black Arms campaign. Starting at 4/28 either.

* Shadow C.L.: Toys R Us all stores. TF 3000 yen or more prime product
* Shadow R.A.: ion toy department. Optimus AM01 each purchase.
* Shadow Gola/Gora: Joshin, Bic Camera. TF 3000 yen or more prime product.
* Shadow Bulo/Balo: Yamada Denki, Yodobashi, Edion. TF 3000 yen or more prime product.




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Credit(s): daimchoc, Takara, Autobase Aichi
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Re: More Takara Exclusive Store Giveaway Campaign Arms Microns on the Way (1372426)
Posted by Seibertron on April 24th, 2012 @ 11:12am CDT
This. makes. my. head. hurt. :HEADHURTS: :HEADHURTS: :HEADHURTS:

Now where'd I put that damn Advil?
Re: More Takara Exclusive Store Giveaway Campaign Arms Microns on the Way (1372430)
Posted by craggy on April 24th, 2012 @ 11:20am CDT
Shurikenbull is still my least favourite but damn, i want them all!

edit: the cost isn't even that excessive for these ones. Shipping is probably the only thing stopping me here...well, that and knowing someone who could go get 3000yen worth of TFs and a free minicon for me. Anyone making a shopping trip today? :P
Re: More Takara Exclusive Store Giveaway Campaign Arms Microns on the Way (1372432)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on April 24th, 2012 @ 11:24am CDT
Darn it, i really want that sword and tri-barrel gun... Let's try to write an email to Hasbro Singapore...

Well, Takara Singapore has imported exclusive beyblade giveaways from japan, for similar campaigns... Wait... Why isn't Takara Singapore importing Transformers then... :BANG_HEAD:
Re: More Takara Exclusive Store Giveaway Campaign Arms Microns on the Way (1372435)
Posted by El Duque on April 24th, 2012 @ 11:26am CDT
Seibertron wrote:This. makes. my. head. hurt. :HEADHURTS: :HEADHURTS: :HEADHURTS:

Now where'd I put that damn Advil?


It's gonna make that wallet hurt!
Re: More Takara Exclusive Store Giveaway Campaign Arms Microns on the Way (1372439)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 24th, 2012 @ 11:29am CDT
Bleh at the Google translation. :P
Re: More Takara Exclusive Store Giveaway Campaign Arms Microns on the Way (1372444)
Posted by craggy on April 24th, 2012 @ 11:33am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Bleh at the Google translation. :P

care to elaborate?
Re: More Takara Exclusive Store Giveaway Campaign Arms Microns on the Way (1372450)
Posted by Tigertrack on April 24th, 2012 @ 11:53am CDT
Must have!!!!! Awesome exclusives.
Re: More Takara Exclusive Store Giveaway Campaign Arms Microns on the Way (1372456)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 24th, 2012 @ 12:04pm CDT
craggy wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Bleh at the Google translation. :P

care to elaborate?


The actual names are:

- C.L. (Cliffjumper)
- R.A. (Ratchet)
- Gola/Gora (Gorilla)
- Bulo (Buffalo)

Moral of this post: *never* trust online translators alone. :lol:
Re: More Takara Exclusive Store Giveaway Campaign Arms Microns on the Way (1372458)
Posted by craggy on April 24th, 2012 @ 12:05pm CDT
I like the mistranslated names for the first 2 more.
Re: More Takara Exclusive Store Giveaway Campaign Arms Microns on the Way (1372473)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 24th, 2012 @ 1:00pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
craggy wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Bleh at the Google translation. :P

care to elaborate?


The actual names are:

- C.L. (Cliffjumper)
- R.A. (Ratchet)
- Gola/Gora (Gorilla)
- Bulo (Buffalo)

Moral of this post: *never* trust online translators alone. :lol:
Not just that, but the whole "Engrish" feel of it.

And, now it's "Balo".
Re: More Takara Exclusive Store Giveaway Campaign Arms Microns on the Way (1372475)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 24th, 2012 @ 1:05pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
craggy wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Bleh at the Google translation. :P

care to elaborate?


The actual names are:

- C.L. (Cliffjumper)
- R.A. (Ratchet)
- Gola/Gora (Gorilla)
- Bulo (Buffalo)

Moral of this post: *never* trust online translators alone. :lol:
Not just that, but the whole "Engrish" feel of it.

And, now it's "Balo".


I like "Bulo" better, since that preserves the pun in both languages. To elaborate:

ッファー (baffalou/baffarou) = Buffalo
バロ (balo/baro) = Bulo

Don't you just hate vowels between Japanese and English? I know I do.
Re: More Takara Exclusive Store Giveaway Campaign Arms Microns on the Way (1372478)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 24th, 2012 @ 1:26pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:And, now it's "Balo".


I like "Bulo" better, since that preserves the pun in both languages. To elaborate:

ッファー (baffalou/baffarou) = Buffalo
バロ (balo/baro) = Bulo

Don't you just hate vowels between Japanese and English? I know I do.
Yeah, but the Romanized form of the name is "Baro", hence the "Ba" pronounciation. Though, we could say that the pun is more of "Buffalo" instead of "Buffalo". ;)
Re: More Takara Exclusive Store Giveaway Campaign Arms Microns on the Way (1372480)
Posted by Blurrz on April 24th, 2012 @ 1:35pm CDT
Oh dear.

Well they'll go great with a clear grey bulk.
Re: More Takara Exclusive Store Giveaway Campaign Arms Microns on the Way (1372488)
Posted by Tigertrack on April 24th, 2012 @ 1:49pm CDT
Blurrz wrote:Oh dear.

Well they'll go great with a clear grey bulk.



Spoiler Alert!!! But true! 8)
Re: More Takara Exclusive Store Giveaway Campaign Arms Microns on the Way (1372495)
Posted by Rated X on April 24th, 2012 @ 2:28pm CDT
More "not" Targetmasters from Takara. Thank heaven for Mastershooter creations...

(Im not saying theyre not cool for people who collect TF Prime stuff, I just want to see more G1 styled targetmasters that ARE NOT repaints of Nightstick)
Re: More Takara Exclusive Store Giveaway Campaign Arms Microns on the Way (1372498)
Posted by craggy on April 24th, 2012 @ 2:41pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Yeah, but the Romanized form of the name is "Baro", hence the "Ba" pronounciation. Though, we could say that the pun is more of "Buffalo" instead of "Buffalo". ;)

not sure either of those is really an honest to goodness, according to Whiteley "pun".
Re: More Takara Exclusive Store Giveaway Campaign Arms Microns on the Way (1372504)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 24th, 2012 @ 3:01pm CDT
craggy wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Yeah, but the Romanized form of the name is "Baro", hence the "Ba" pronounciation. Though, we could say that the pun is more of "Buffalo" instead of "Buffalo". ;)

not sure either of those is really an honest to goodness, according to Whiteley "pun".

Here's what TFWiki wrote on the matter:
Balo's name is a shortening of "buffalo", accomplished by dropping the middle syllable from the Japanese spelling of the word, turning baffarō (バッファロー) into baro (バロ). It's a bit fiddly when it comes to being effectively translated, though: if we were attempting to recreate the intent of the name's origin in English, he'd be "Bulo", but that's not how his name is actually pronounced, so... nngh.
Re: More Takara Exclusive Store Giveaway Campaign Arms Microns on the Way (1372547)
Posted by Pretender Skywarp on April 24th, 2012 @ 5:15pm CDT
More?!

I was pretty pleased with myself for getting the last 7, but 4 more?

My wallet hurts...!!
Re: More Takara Exclusive Store Giveaway Campaign Arms Microns on the Way (1372773)
Posted by craggy on April 25th, 2012 @ 9:57am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
craggy wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Yeah, but the Romanized form of the name is "Baro", hence the "Ba" pronounciation. Though, we could say that the pun is more of "Buffalo" instead of "Buffalo". ;)

not sure either of those is really an honest to goodness, according to Whiteley "pun".

Here's what TFWiki wrote on the matter:
Balo's name is a shortening of "buffalo", accomplished by dropping the middle syllable from the Japanese spelling of the word, turning baffarō (バッファロー) into baro (バロ). It's a bit fiddly when it comes to being effectively translated, though: if we were attempting to recreate the intent of the name's origin in English, he'd be "Bulo", but that's not how his name is actually pronounced, so... nngh.

Here's what wikipedia says about puns. Shortening a name by removing the middle of it isn't a pun, unless Bulo, or Balo or Baro means something in Japanese that makes the naming of a robot buffalo funny.
Re: More Takara Exclusive Store Giveaway Campaign Arms Microns on the Way (1373120)
Posted by Blurrz on April 25th, 2012 @ 9:31pm CDT
Armada/Micron Legend was never this crazy.

Don't know if I can even handle all of this!
Re: More Takara Exclusive Store Giveaway Campaign Arms Microns on the Way (1373529)
Posted by Brychanus on April 26th, 2012 @ 8:08pm CDT
That Shadow RA figure is actually at Aeon stores. It's katakanized as イオン. TF Prime figures have been pretty thin on the ground in Aeon department stores in my area, so I don't hold out much hope for that guy, but it's worth checking in one location while I'm at the Toys'R'Us next door. I'm suddenly glad I haven't bought any Prime figures yet. It's time to go hunting!

EDIT: AND Yamada Denki? Dammit, can't afford all three. I'm not used to so many exclusives showing up in my not-as-cool-as-Nagoya/Kyoto/Osaka/Tokyo city.
Re: More Takara Exclusive Store Giveaway Campaign Arms Microns on the Way (1373998)
Posted by Brychanus on April 28th, 2012 @ 3:16am CDT
The campaign figures have arrived on schedule at Toys'R'Us and Yamada Denki. The YD folks didn't understand how the promo works, so buying 2 figures to reach the ¥3000 yen threshold netted me 2 of Shadow Bulo and 2 of a strange multi-character foil sticker sheet. It looks like it should add tribal tattoos, bullet holes, license plates and faction symbols to whatever figure I feel like. It's marked "Not for Resale" and "Custom Label" and, very roughly, "stick it where you like on your Transformer figure."

Today's loot:
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The customizing sticker sheet:
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Now for the pain of deciding how much is in the budget to keep and what needs to be sold to pay for the rest of them. The sprues make it so much more difficult not to open the packages.
Re: More Takara Exclusive Store Giveaway Campaign Arms Microns on the Way (1374005)
Posted by Pretender Skywarp on April 28th, 2012 @ 4:12am CDT
Nice haul, I might be interested of one of those Microns is for sale?
Re: More Takara Exclusive Store Giveaway Campaign Arms Microns on the Way (1375923)
Posted by cvmaas on May 2nd, 2012 @ 9:46am CDT
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