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New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More

Transformers News: New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More

Monday, August 27th, 2012 10:32PM CDT

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Site sponsor Robotkingdom has posted scans from the latest issue of Dengeki Hobby. The scans give us our first good look at Takara Tomy's Gaia Unicron plus many other upcoming figures:

  • AM-21 Arms Master Optimus Prime
  • Gaia Unicron
  • AM-20 Ironhide
  • AMW 10-12
  • MP-12 Lambor
  • MP-13 Soundwave
  • MP-14 Red Alert
  • United EX Jet Master Prime
  • United EX Combat Master Prime
  • United EX Roller Master vs Chopper Master




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Re: New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More (1414077)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 27th, 2012 @ 10:46pm CDT
Unicron can combine with Megatron.

And there was a great sigh of relief breathed far and wide by many a skeptic across the diverse Internet fandom.
Re: New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More (1414081)
Posted by Heckfire on August 27th, 2012 @ 10:54pm CDT
And Gaia Unicron transforms into...um...a rock?

ROCK LORDS UNITE! The Chaos Bringer can be defeated with our Gnarly hordes! NOMNOMNOM...
Re: New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More (1414082)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on August 27th, 2012 @ 10:55pm CDT
I'm excited about OP but I wished Takara had slapped some paint on that damn red lever. I'm also sold on Ironhide, can't wait til he comes out but I'm not convinced on Unicron. I'm gonna have to wait for some "in hand" pics and eventually a video review. :VEHI:
Re: New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More (1414085)
Posted by MGrotusque on August 27th, 2012 @ 11:04pm CDT
I'm thinking i kinda like that Unicron. I like the colours on him. Haven't a clue as to what that alt mode is though. It makes no sense to me. I too will also have to wait and see some better pics to decide if i want him or not.
That Soundwave pic makes me want to cancel my pre order. Looks boring as hell. Needs stickers or more apps or something. Looks chinsey to me.
Re: New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More (1414093)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 27th, 2012 @ 11:28pm CDT
Unicron turns into a ROTF The Fallen-class of spaceship. :P
Re: New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More (1414098)
Posted by Sodan-1 on August 27th, 2012 @ 11:51pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Unicron can combine with Megatron.

And there was a great sigh of relief breathed far and wide by many a skeptic across the diverse Internet fandom.

Not this skeptic. Whether it's Optimus or Megatron, the combined mode looks like gash.

Sabrblade wrote:Unicron turns into a ROTF The Fallen-class of spaceship. :P

With antlers.

Not digging the addition of green, but I suppose it helps emphasize the Gaia part of Gaia Unicron. All that balls about needing the power of the Matrix to defeat Unicron; did no one consider just covering him with a piece of paper?

It's perhaps a waste of money but I'd quite happily leave Unicron in bot mode for forever.

I'm still liking Ironhide and still hoping Hasbro doesn't leave him in the hands of Takara.

As cool as Arms Master Optimus is I wouldn't replace my First Edition with him so see little point in getting this guy. The addition of the Matrix simply doesn't justify a purchase.
Re: New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More (1414100)
Posted by Mageddon on August 27th, 2012 @ 11:52pm CDT
Does anyone know if Unicron can combine with the US versions too or just the jap versions of megs and Op with the extra pegs
Re: New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More (1414118)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on August 28th, 2012 @ 1:45am CDT
Not really feeling that Unicron. Too many different oranges. Maybe better pics will sway me, but those 'con symbols sure aren't.
The only cool parts seem to be the wings, the huge horns, and the smaller horns. The rest is kind of a let down. Those arms look more like pine cones since they have to be blunt for the toys sake (I'm down with c-clips but do we really need them there??). Those legs look too long either, but that could be remedied by better posing.
Re: New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More (1414128)
Posted by KNM2012 on August 28th, 2012 @ 3:17am CDT
"Arms Microns" Ironhide, to me, looks like one of those old guys who used to be hefty when he was younger but lost the weight as he grew older. And now he is stuck skinny-flabby body that looks weird enough to be repulsed by it if he was wearing a Speedo, but try not to be because it is intriguing and makes you wonder if that is how you will look when you are his age. :P
Re: New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More (1414129)
Posted by noctorro on August 28th, 2012 @ 4:01am CDT
double u tee eff to Unicron. What the hell? Does he have normal arms, I mean hands?
I actually like his alt-mode. Looks like ROTF voyager megatron, but different :p

The combined mode doesn't look like a combined mode at all, just shoulderpads and a cape of divided limbs. That's going to look horrible.

Anyway, can't pass up a Unicron.

I dearly hopeso that Hasbro makes that Beast Wars Unicron, or that they make a non-electronic cheap version of the True G1 Unicron!!!!!

But for now, I'll settle with WFC/FOC Arcee, why isn't she in FOC???? High Moon, DLC Arcee pleaszzze, she was great in Escalation.

//offtopic, almost all of it :KREMZEEK:
Re: New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More (1414131)
Posted by STngAR on August 28th, 2012 @ 4:29am CDT
Unicron looks like a mess of sticks just thrown everywhere. Not sure that combined mode is that great either. :MAXIMAL:
Re: New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More (1414136)
Posted by Mykltron on August 28th, 2012 @ 5:31am CDT
Unicron has pine-cone arms but they're only half pine-cones on each arm. Utter rubbish.
Re: New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More (1414180)
Posted by kirbenvost on August 28th, 2012 @ 10:40am CDT
Unicron's pretty strange but I still like it. It looks like he only vaguely combines with Prime & Megatron, so maybe he'd combine with FE Prime too? I'll probably just combine him with Megatron anyway, if at all. Although, I really hope Hasbro releases him and Ironhide... ALL the so-far Takara-exclusives. $60 Voyagers are just too much for me.

Oh, and MP Soundwave needs to be in my life.
Re: New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More (1414184)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 28th, 2012 @ 10:47am CDT
Arms Master Optimus can't come soon enough! And is it me, or does Unicron's Micron Bogu look like a hedgehog?
Re: New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More (1414194)
Posted by rpetras on August 28th, 2012 @ 11:10am CDT
Gaia Unicron, from Rock Lord to fashionable feathery cape and back!

:???:
Re: New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More (1414209)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 28th, 2012 @ 12:04pm CDT
noctorro wrote:I dearly hopeso that Hasbro makes that Beast Wars Unicron,
Unfinished prototypes never get released.

noctorro wrote:or that they make a non-electronic cheap version of the True G1 Unicron!!!!!
You mean the 1986 prototype that was also never completed? Good luck.

noctorro wrote:But for now, I'll settle with WFC/FOC Arcee, why isn't she in FOC???? High Moon, DLC Arcee pleaszzze, she was great in Escalation.
No Fembots in FOC. The customization system doesn't allow those kind of parts to fit in.
Re: New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More (1414211)
Posted by XDMan on August 28th, 2012 @ 12:10pm CDT
Arms Master Prime does look nice, the MP's shown are great, Ironhide does look more better than Kup, and Unicron should have gotten a little bigger.
Re: New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More (1414218)
Posted by RhA on August 28th, 2012 @ 12:56pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Unicron turns into a ROTF The Fallen-class of spaceship. :P


I was thinking shrubbery.
Re: New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More (1414221)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 28th, 2012 @ 1:00pm CDT
RhA wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Unicron turns into a ROTF The Fallen-class of spaceship. :P


I was thinking shrubbery.
Well, maybe Roger the Shrubber became a spacecraft engineer. ;)
Re: New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More (1414231)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on August 28th, 2012 @ 1:31pm CDT
Mykltron wrote:Unicron has pine-cone arms but they're only half pine-cones on each arm. Utter rubbish.


Yea I notced that later and wasn't fully sure how complete the arms are on all sides. Thats so crap if its just the front side and the back side is flat and/or hollow. Oh well, money saved.
Re: New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More (1414236)
Posted by craggy on August 28th, 2012 @ 1:45pm CDT
strangely, I think Unicrom would have looked good...or better at least...with the Hasbro light-up gimmick.some translucent orange plastic and some red LED could have made that look pretty cool. Bot mode is actually not bad. I do like the design of him. get a very Final Fantasy sort of vibe off him. alt mode is pants and the combined mode is pants and a jacket. ;) his micron looks interesting. is it a rock that becomes a squirrel?
Re: New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More (1414281)
Posted by Silverman on August 28th, 2012 @ 4:27pm CDT
Does Unicron transform into Marjory the Trash Heap from the fraggles?

http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Marjory_the_Trash_Heap
Re: New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More (1414296)
Posted by EagleBot13 on August 28th, 2012 @ 5:32pm CDT
Ill bet you anything that hasbro wont be able to release unicron in the states because the giant horns on the sholders will be a safety hazard and if they do the horns will be drasticly shortend.
Re: New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More (1414309)
Posted by KNM2012 on August 28th, 2012 @ 6:56pm CDT
Silverman wrote:Does Unicron transform into Marjory the Trash Heap from the fraggles?

http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Marjory_the_Trash_Heap

Does that mean that Optimus Prime becomes Optimus Philo and Megatron becomes MeGunge when they combine with Unicron? :P
Re: New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More (1414345)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 28th, 2012 @ 10:11pm CDT
EagleBot13 wrote:Ill bet you anything that hasbro wont be able to release unicron in the states because the giant horns on the sholders will be a safety hazard and if they do the horns will be drasticly shortend.
If that were really the case, then Hasbro would simply round off the tips of the horns. This figure simply doesn't fit into Hasbro's toy aesthetics and is too costly to properly adjust to match it (so they say).
Re: New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More (1414569)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 29th, 2012 @ 12:30pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
EagleBot13 wrote:Ill bet you anything that hasbro wont be able to release unicron in the states because the giant horns on the sholders will be a safety hazard and if they do the horns will be drasticly shortend.
If that were really the case, then Hasbro would simply round off the tips of the horns. This figure simply doesn't fit into Hasbro's toy aesthetics and is too costly to properly adjust to match it (so they say).


Simply put, the same reason why we won't get AM Breakdown here.
Re: New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More (1414663)
Posted by KNM2012 on August 29th, 2012 @ 4:52pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
EagleBot13 wrote:Ill bet you anything that hasbro wont be able to release unicron in the states because the giant horns on the sholders will be a safety hazard and if they do the horns will be drasticly shortend.
If that were really the case, then Hasbro would simply round off the tips of the horns. This figure simply doesn't fit into Hasbro's toy aesthetics and is too costly to properly adjust to match it (so they say).


Simply put, the same reason why we won't get AM Breakdown here.

And a similar case to why we will never have a Fortress Maximus reissue here. :sad:

But even then... If Hasbro was smart, they would create a Unicron figure that represents him before he appeared on PRIME. As in give the fans a Unicron toy for their collection, while making something that pre-dates the series. :-?
Re: New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More (1414665)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 29th, 2012 @ 5:07pm CDT
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
EagleBot13 wrote:Ill bet you anything that hasbro wont be able to release unicron in the states because the giant horns on the sholders will be a safety hazard and if they do the horns will be drasticly shortend.
If that were really the case, then Hasbro would simply round off the tips of the horns. This figure simply doesn't fit into Hasbro's toy aesthetics and is too costly to properly adjust to match it (so they say).


Simply put, the same reason why we won't get AM Breakdown here.

And a similar case to why we will never have a Fortress Maximus reissue here. :sad:


Actually, FM is a victim of updated Toy Safety Laws; he now fails the so-called Drop Test.

Breakdown, Unicron and Jet Vehicon have such an amount of plastic that they would be right in between two of Hasbro's standard price points for regular retail. They'd have to be exclusives for them to be released in the US, where price points don't apply as much. But considering that releasing unique molds as exclusives is rarely done (once per line at the most), I'd estimate the chances of that rather slim.
Re: New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More (1414671)
Posted by craggy on August 29th, 2012 @ 5:26pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
EagleBot13 wrote:Ill bet you anything that hasbro wont be able to release unicron in the states because the giant horns on the sholders will be a safety hazard and if they do the horns will be drasticly shortend.
If that were really the case, then Hasbro would simply round off the tips of the horns. This figure simply doesn't fit into Hasbro's toy aesthetics and is too costly to properly adjust to match it (so they say).


Simply put, the same reason why we won't get AM Breakdown here.

And a similar case to why we will never have a Fortress Maximus reissue here. :sad:


Actually, FM is a victim of updated Toy Safety Laws; he now fails the so-called Drop Test.

Breakdown, Unicron and Jet Vehicon have such an amount of plastic that they would be right in between two of Hasbro's standard price points for regular retail. They'd have to be exclusives for them to be released in the US, where price points don't apply as much. But considering that releasing unique molds as exclusives is rarely done (once per line at the most), I'd estimate the chances of that rather slim.

or they could stick a cyberverse toy or even a deluxe bumblebee in there and charge weaponizer price for it
Re: New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More (1414677)
Posted by KNM2012 on August 29th, 2012 @ 5:39pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
EagleBot13 wrote:Ill bet you anything that hasbro wont be able to release unicron in the states because the giant horns on the sholders will be a safety hazard and if they do the horns will be drasticly shortend.
If that were really the case, then Hasbro would simply round off the tips of the horns. This figure simply doesn't fit into Hasbro's toy aesthetics and is too costly to properly adjust to match it (so they say).


Simply put, the same reason why we won't get AM Breakdown here.

And a similar case to why we will never have a Fortress Maximus reissue here. :sad:


Actually, FM is a victim of updated Toy Safety Laws; he now fails the so-called Drop Test.

Breakdown, Unicron and Jet Vehicon have such an amount of plastic that they would be right in between two of Hasbro's standard price points for regular retail. They'd have to be exclusives for them to be released in the US, where price points don't apply as much. But considering that releasing unique molds as exclusives is rarely done (once per line at the most), I'd estimate the chances of that rather slim.

I know.And I call bull on their behalf as they could also have considered putting out the Transformers Jr. version. :P

But with this figure, it is another safety hazard. Appearance-wise, they would have to severely shave down the portions that could injure reckless kids and stupid adults. :lol:

Seriously, though... I would not be surprised it Hasbro and Takara Tomy had discussed in advance who will do what molds, how they will handle their lines, and more when it comes to stuff like this. So when it came to Breakdown and Unicron, Takara Tomy is allowed to set their price to reflect what they want it to sell, as well as less restrictive toy laws... So they have the right to do it right away. And with Hasbro, they do not benefit from that and will probably consider making either character for their other line. :-?

Then again... I am a Takara Tomy guy. To the point I want to invest in them when I can. :P
Re: New Dengeki Hobby Scans: Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Upcoming Masterpieces, and More (1414680)
Posted by KNM2012 on August 29th, 2012 @ 5:41pm CDT
craggy wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
EagleBot13 wrote:Ill bet you anything that hasbro wont be able to release unicron in the states because the giant horns on the sholders will be a safety hazard and if they do the horns will be drasticly shortend.
If that were really the case, then Hasbro would simply round off the tips of the horns. This figure simply doesn't fit into Hasbro's toy aesthetics and is too costly to properly adjust to match it (so they say).


Simply put, the same reason why we won't get AM Breakdown here.

And a similar case to why we will never have a Fortress Maximus reissue here. :sad:


Actually, FM is a victim of updated Toy Safety Laws; he now fails the so-called Drop Test.

Breakdown, Unicron and Jet Vehicon have such an amount of plastic that they would be right in between two of Hasbro's standard price points for regular retail. They'd have to be exclusives for them to be released in the US, where price points don't apply as much. But considering that releasing unique molds as exclusives is rarely done (once per line at the most), I'd estimate the chances of that rather slim.

or they could stick a cyberverse toy or even a deluxe bumblebee in there and charge weaponizer price for it

^This.

My money is on a Cyberverse Breakdown here. :CON:
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