New Galleries: Go! Hunter Smokescreen, EZ Smokescreen, and Arms Micron Smokescreen

Transformers News: New Galleries: Go! Hunter Smokescreen, EZ Smokescreen, and Arms Micron Smokescreen

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 11:48AM CDT

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Seibertron.com is pleased to present a trio of Smokescreen galleries from Takara Tomy! Below you will find our new galleries for:

Transformers Go! Hunter Smokescreen
-A more screen accurate version the Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Smokescreen minus the Beast Hunters armor and weapons

EZ Collection Smokescreen
-A redeco of the Cyberverse Legion Class Smokescreen

Arms Micron Smokescreen with S.2
-A reuse of the Deluxe Knock Out mold with new head mold

Transformers Go! Hunter Smokescreen

New Galleries: Go! Hunter Smokescreen, EZ Smokescreen, and Arms Micron Smokescreen

New Galleries: Go! Hunter Smokescreen, EZ Smokescreen, and Arms Micron Smokescreen

New Galleries: Go! Hunter Smokescreen, EZ Smokescreen, and Arms Micron Smokescreen


EZ Collection Smokescreen

New Galleries: Go! Hunter Smokescreen, EZ Smokescreen, and Arms Micron Smokescreen

New Galleries: Go! Hunter Smokescreen, EZ Smokescreen, and Arms Micron Smokescreen


Arms Micron Smokescreen

New Galleries: Go! Hunter Smokescreen, EZ Smokescreen, and Arms Micron Smokescreen


Arms Micron S.2

New Galleries: Go! Hunter Smokescreen, EZ Smokescreen, and Arms Micron Smokescreen
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Re: New Galleries: Go! Hunter Smokescreen, EZ Smokescreen, and Arms Micron Smokescreen (1513141)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 21st, 2013 @ 12:06pm CDT
Mandatory warning, that nobody seems to know about, despite several reports:

S.2's assembly instructions contain a nasty error!

The error's in the rods connecting the backpack to the main body. Put short, according to the instructions, the order is:

1. backpack - 2. middle of rod (stopper) - 3. wings - 4. main body

That is incorrect, the actual order is:

1. backpack - 2. wings - 3. middle of rod (stopper) - 4. main body

The wings actually cover up the stoppers, plus with the wings moving back one position everything locks properly in place (rods going all the way into the main body being the main giveaway).

In case you're wondering his GO! repaint Jin's instructions contain the same error.
Re: New Galleries: Go! Hunter Smokescreen, EZ Smokescreen, and Arms Micron Smokescreen (1513145)
Posted by Seibertron on August 21st, 2013 @ 12:21pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Mandatory warning, that nobody seems to know about, despite several reports:

S.2's assembly instructions contain a nasty error!

The error's in the rods connecting the backpack to the main body. Put short, according to the instructions, the order is:

1. backpack - 2. middle of rod (stopper) - 3. wings - 4. main body

That is incorrect, the actual order is:

1. backpack - 2. wings - 3. middle of rod (stopper) - 4. main body

The wings actually cover up the stoppers, plus with the wings moving back one position everything locks properly in place (rods going all the way into the main body being the main giveaway).

In case you're wondering his GO! repaint Jin's instructions contain the same error.


I figured this out with Jin, but thought that I had just misread the instructions with my inability to read Japanese and all. ;)

I got lucky and had no problems disassembling Jin (surprisingly since he's made of the supposedly more fragile translucent plastic), but didn't have the same luck with S.2 who endured some extreme stress marks to the point of the clips almost breaking. I boiled the stressed parts in water and ran them under cool water after I was satisfied that everything was back to how it should be. I reassembled S.2 after this and had no problems whatsoever. Word to the wise ... just be EXTREMELY careful with taking these guys apart if you attempt to reassemble them.
Re: New Galleries: Go! Hunter Smokescreen, EZ Smokescreen, and Arms Micron Smokescreen (1513150)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 21st, 2013 @ 12:34pm CDT
I guess I got lucky. I read on a Japanese toy blog that described the issue, after I had assembled S.2. Stupid me... I carefully widened the clip using the width of a scissor, in order to extract the rod from the backpack, slid off the wings and reassembled him. Without ill effect.

Does the warm water trick work with clear plastics as well? If so, I wish I had known about that sooner. I actually broke my Shadow C.L. and Shadow Balo, the plastic is really brittle around the clips it seems :sad:
Re: New Galleries: Go! Hunter Smokescreen, EZ Smokescreen, and Arms Micron Smokescreen (1513154)
Posted by Seibertron on August 21st, 2013 @ 12:49pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I guess I got lucky. I read on a Japanese toy blog that described the issue, after I had assembled S.2. Stupid me... I carefully widened the clip using the width of a scissor, in order to extract the rod from the backpack, slid off the wings and reassembled him. Without ill effect.

Does the warm water trick work with clear plastics as well? If so, I wish I had known about that sooner. I actually broke my Shadow C.L. and Shadow Balo, the plastic is really brittle around the clips it seems :sad:


Balo is the one that comes with Skywarp, right? He was the first one I had break when I was doing the galleries last year for the first wave or so. That really turned me off to the whole "build a Micron" bit (and seeing the damaged stickers on many of them simply from transforming them has really turned me off of the whole Arms Micron line). I'm not a fan of spending $30 to $60 on a toy to only have it break the first time I put a clip together or try to disassemble one for the first time.

Boiling water gets rid of most stress marks. It is my preferred way of fixing Transformers and straightening out soft rubber parts like swords, antennas, smoke stacks, cannons, etc. Boiling water won't melt plastic (though it did melt the paint on a vintage MOTU Mer-Man head that I had boiled too long) whereas using a lighter or heat gun can melt the plastic. The only draw back that I've experienced with boiling water is that it has discolored some plastic which is frustrating to deal with, whereas a lighter or heat gun won't discolor it. It's all kind of a gamble and just takes a lot of practice, patience and the willingness to replace a figure if you damage it.

Either way, watching stress marks disappear and feeling the plastic clips on Microns restrengthen after doing this makes it all worthwhile and extremely satisfying.
Re: New Galleries: Go! Hunter Smokescreen, EZ Smokescreen, and Arms Micron Smokescreen (1513238)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on August 21st, 2013 @ 9:44pm CDT
Does anyone else see the resemblance between Smokesecreen's Micron and Devcon?
Re: New Galleries: Go! Hunter Smokescreen, EZ Smokescreen, and Arms Micron Smokescreen (1513239)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 21st, 2013 @ 9:46pm CDT
welcometothedarksyde wrote:Does anyone else see the resemblance between Smokesecreen's Micron and Devcon?
Yep. The same guy who guest starred in G1 Smokescreen's G1 cartoon spotlight episode "The Gambler". ;)
Re: New Galleries: Go! Hunter Smokescreen, EZ Smokescreen, and Arms Micron Smokescreen (1513247)
Posted by Seibertron on August 21st, 2013 @ 10:53pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
welcometothedarksyde wrote:Does anyone else see the resemblance between Smokesecreen's Micron and Devcon?
Yep. The same guy who guest starred in G1 Smokescreen's G1 cartoon spotlight episode "The Gambler". ;)


Leo Prime's Micron is an homage to Beast Wars II's Moon also.
Re: New Galleries: Go! Hunter Smokescreen, EZ Smokescreen, and Arms Micron Smokescreen (1513252)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 21st, 2013 @ 11:07pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
welcometothedarksyde wrote:Does anyone else see the resemblance between Smokesecreen's Micron and Devcon?
Yep. The same guy who guest starred in G1 Smokescreen's G1 cartoon spotlight episode "The Gambler". ;)


Leo Prime's Micron is an homage to Beast Wars II's Moon also.
And Pral homages Prowl, Jayz homages Jazz, Sais homages (Movie) Sideswipe, and... I think that's all the homaging Arms Microns.

No, I didn't forget O.P. I know many think he looks like Shockwave, but the face doesn't match (in that he actually has one, whereas Shockwave doesn't). ;)
Re: New Galleries: Go! Hunter Smokescreen, EZ Smokescreen, and Arms Micron Smokescreen (1513287)
Posted by Autobot032 on August 22nd, 2013 @ 3:50am CDT
It's that time again, a new Seibertron.com gallery!

This time, our subject is Sharkticon Megatron, an extensive remold of the Prime: Robots In Disguise Megatron mold, from the current Beast Hunters line. This version of Megatron has been released in two versions, with a couple of name changes on the packaging on the second version. We previously reported that running change for Megatron here, and because of that, we'll start off this newsbit with those pictures:





And now, onto the 'con himself, Sharkticon Megatron!




A groupshot of the current and past uses of the Megatron mold, both US and Japanese:


This time in robot mode:


The ever raging battle between Megatron and his nemesis, Optimus Prime!




And you can find the full gallery (197 photos!) by clicking this link: http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... tron/3054/

Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
Re: New Galleries: Go! Hunter Smokescreen, EZ Smokescreen, and Arms Micron Smokescreen (1513289)
Posted by khj3000k on August 22nd, 2013 @ 4:14am CDT
All Hail Megatron!!
Re: New Galleries: Go! Hunter Smokescreen, EZ Smokescreen, and Arms Micron Smokescreen (1513297)
Posted by joevill on August 22nd, 2013 @ 7:59am CDT
Autobot032 wrote:It's that time again, a new Seibertron.com gallery!

This time, our subject is Sharkticon Megatron, an extensive remold of the Prime: Robots In Disguise Megatron mold, from the current Beast Hunters line. This version of Megatron has been released in two versions, with a couple of name changes on the packaging on the second version. We previously reported that running change for Megatron here, and because of that, we'll start off this newsbit with those pictures:


It's amazing how an epic redeco can dramatically change a figure.
Re: New Galleries: Go! Hunter Smokescreen, EZ Smokescreen, and Arms Micron Smokescreen (1513299)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 22nd, 2013 @ 8:37am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
welcometothedarksyde wrote:Does anyone else see the resemblance between Smokesecreen's Micron and Devcon?
Yep. The same guy who guest starred in G1 Smokescreen's G1 cartoon spotlight episode "The Gambler". ;)


Leo Prime's Micron is an homage to Beast Wars II's Moon also.
And Pral homages Prowl, Jayz homages Jazz, Sais homages (Movie) Sideswipe, and... I think that's all the homaging Arms Microns.

No, I didn't forget O.P. I know many think he looks like Shockwave, but the face doesn't match (in that he actually has one, whereas Shockwave doesn't). ;)


I keep wanting to think Sou is homageing someone as well, but I can't place who!
Re: New Galleries: Go! Hunter Smokescreen, EZ Smokescreen, and Arms Micron Smokescreen (1513300)
Posted by GuyIncognito on August 22nd, 2013 @ 8:39am CDT
I just can't stop thinking about how much sicker this figure would have looked in black instead of brown. (Sharkticon Megatron, that is)
Re: New Galleries: Go! Hunter Smokescreen, EZ Smokescreen, and Arms Micron Smokescreen (1513311)
Posted by Noideaforaname on August 22nd, 2013 @ 9:04am CDT

This needs to be reused somewhere. Like, for the Sharkticons or Seacons or something besides this retool I have no interest in.
Re: New Galleries: Go! Hunter Smokescreen, EZ Smokescreen, and Arms Micron Smokescreen (1513335)
Posted by MagnetarPrime on August 22nd, 2013 @ 10:24am CDT
Alright,, I have not watched TF Prime or TF Prime Beast Hunters but man these figures looks just awesome, It makes me want to watch TF Prime, lol, but currently I'm working my way out of The Headmasters.

Again, TF Prime/beast hunters are looking sweet.
Re: New Galleries: Go! Hunter Smokescreen, EZ Smokescreen, and Arms Micron Smokescreen (1513355)
Posted by Flakmaster on August 22nd, 2013 @ 11:57am CDT
I love this.
It's like a Deep One version of Megatron's original Voyager mold.
Re: New Galleries: Go! Hunter Smokescreen, EZ Smokescreen, and Arms Micron Smokescreen (1513373)
Posted by Henry921 on August 22nd, 2013 @ 1:45pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:
This needs to be reused somewhere. Like, for the Sharkticons or Seacons or something besides this retool I have no interest in.


It think it's being reused for the Predacons Rising line. Isn't it on [spoiler]Unicron[/spoiler] Megatron?
Re: New Galleries: Go! Hunter Smokescreen, EZ Smokescreen, and Arms Micron Smokescreen (1513392)
Posted by Noideaforaname on August 22nd, 2013 @ 3:28pm CDT
^ Is it? Still, I want to see it used on something besides Megatron repaints.
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 22nd, 2013 @ 4:00pm CDT
Henry921 wrote:
Noideaforaname wrote:
This needs to be reused somewhere. Like, for the Sharkticons or Seacons or something besides this retool I have no interest in.


It think it's being reused for the Predacons Rising line. Isn't it on [spoiler]Unicron[/spoiler] Megatron?


Unicron Megatron is not Predacon Rising, and he has the regular symbol:

Re: New Galleries: Go! Hunter Smokescreen, EZ Smokescreen, and Arms Micron Smokescreen (1513490)
Posted by Autobot032 on August 23rd, 2013 @ 12:50am CDT
Seibertron has been really busy lately, keeping the camera in seemingly constant use, and has provided us with even more new galleries for us to enjoy. This time, we have TakaraTomy's Transformers Go! Bakudora (a redeco and head remold of Beast Hunters Ripclaw, transitioning from female to male), Gaidora (a redeco and head remold of Beast Hunters Lazerback/Vertebreak) and Dragotron (a slight redeco of Beast Hunters Predaking).

Up first:

Transformers Go! Dragotron





Followed by:

Transformers Go! Bakudora





And last, but not least:

Transformers Go! Gaidora





And we end this news note with a teamshot of the Go! figures, followed by a shot of them with their US counterparts:





Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest news and updates, plus the best galleries around!

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