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New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More

Transformers News: New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 9:25AM CDT

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New magazine scans have surfaced that give us some new looks at many upcoming Takara Tomy 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
  • Sci-Fi Revoltech #040 - Optimus Prime DX


New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More

New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More

New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More

New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More
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Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More (1412293)
Posted by PrymeStriker on August 22nd, 2012 @ 9:36am CDT
As expected; Ironhide only has 1 cannon in the AM version. Well, if he's a Tak exclusive, I could always give him Kup's cannons. :D
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More (1412294)
Posted by griftimus prime on August 22nd, 2012 @ 9:38am CDT
unicron looks pretty good on his own. dont know about this whole combining thing. will be picking this one up.
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More (1412305)
Posted by RhA on August 22nd, 2012 @ 10:00am CDT
Unicron's micron turns into a poop.
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More (1412306)
Posted by Trikeboy on August 22nd, 2012 @ 10:01am CDT
Hey, the first colour photos of Masterpiece Red Alert. Looks like TakaraTomy went with a red head.
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More (1412311)
Posted by Sodan-1 on August 22nd, 2012 @ 10:12am CDT
Finally! Some half-decent photos of Unicron. He looks badass with gold chrome, and I'm glad he has his own alt-mode as those combined forms look poor. Really want to troop build the guy.

MP Soundwave isn't looking quite as good now he's in colour. Still cool.

Takara's Weaponizer Optimus is looking pretty shiny as well. I've seen the Hasbro one in-hand and it's seriously not a bad looking figure. Truck mode sucks. S'all looking like good stuff.
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More (1412315)
Posted by Flashwave on August 22nd, 2012 @ 10:27am CDT
RhA wrote:Unicron's micron turns into a Dinosur monster.

Fixed.

Good to see Uni will fit on the BAD GUY as well, although that means the armor is more wrap around and makes me worry about stability. I however forsee a possesing Unicfoand will be trying to wrap him around all kinds of other figures
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More (1412330)
Posted by zappatton2 on August 22nd, 2012 @ 11:13am CDT
I'm guessing this confirms that Soundwave's cassette will in fact be Laserbeak and not Buzzsaw, unless the colouration is off. I always liked Buzzsaw better, but Laserbeak is obviously the more popular choice. The only thing that would have me second-guessing is the beak appears to be orange/yellow, which is a Buzzsaw trait, whereas Laserbeak in the G1 show had a grey beak. But yeah, almost certainly Laserbeak. I like finally getting to see Red Alert in his full glory, looking forward to these new MPs.
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More (1412340)
Posted by Mkall on August 22nd, 2012 @ 11:38am CDT
Soundwave looks damn good, but I'm not buying into Masterpieces for the most part. I would be interested in some of those PCC figs, but only if the costs can come down on some of them.
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More (1412341)
Posted by Hypershock on August 22nd, 2012 @ 11:41am CDT
hahaaaaa Ironhide looks awesome :grin:
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More (1412342)
Posted by REMINATOR on August 22nd, 2012 @ 11:43am CDT
Trikeboy wrote:Hey, the first colour photos of Masterpiece Red Alert. Looks like TakaraTomy went with a red head.

TTomy went with a half toy accurate (red thigh) and half toon accurate (red head). They already gave him red head, should've went the extra mile with the white thigh and be full toon accurate. :roll:
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More (1412345)
Posted by craggy on August 22nd, 2012 @ 11:47am CDT
loads of good stuff there. Prime with the Matrix/sword looks pretty cool. Going to have to look at some reviews of the basic figure though to see if it's worth the extra cost when all I really want is the accessories.
Unicron looks pretty cool. Or hot rather. I know he's rocks, but he looks like fire which is reasonably awesome. Not sure on the various alt modes.
Prime/AM Ironhide isn't doing much for me. It's not bad, but I don't need it. MP Sideswipe and Alert are cool looking, but don't really appeal to me. Soundwave looks okay, but yeah, he looked better in the grey prototype preview we seen, somehow. Maybe with better pics of the final painted one. Regardless, as cool as he is, it's the cassettes I'm really wanting.
The PCCs just looks cleaned up and given some really good photography. Not sure there's enough there with those sets to warrant a 2nd pop at them. The Movie-verse Prime thing at the bottom does nothing for me.

HOWEVER! I'm very happy to see that AM 10-12 are Soundwave's (which we already knew), Bulkhead's (in blue, but still, saves me buying AM Bulk) and Arcee's who is pretty decent looking as well. Am on the fence about the shield thing, but probably go for these. Bulk's one at least.
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More (1412353)
Posted by Blurrz on August 22nd, 2012 @ 12:01pm CDT
Colors are vibrant and nice on the MP figures. Unicron ain't half bad either.
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More (1412394)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 22nd, 2012 @ 1:36pm CDT
With Shining R.A. of Arms Master Optimus, and the B.H. and Arc repaints, the Star Saber and Galaxy Launcher will be mine yet! :DANCE:
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More (1412415)
Posted by YoungPrime on August 22nd, 2012 @ 2:51pm CDT
The only thing worthy of purchase on that page was Lazerbeak!

Everything else is "Meh" at best.
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More (1412430)
Posted by datguy86 on August 22nd, 2012 @ 3:24pm CDT
Huh. Soundwave is only about $8 more expensive than Sideswipe or Red Alert, but we'll be paying twice as much. The Hell?
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More (1412496)
Posted by KNM2012 on August 22nd, 2012 @ 6:13pm CDT
I am tempted to pre-order Alert, as it would be nice to have a Cybertron Security Director in my collection. But I am also hoping that they will reissue MP-8 Grimlock... So I have to wait and see.

And with Soundwave, he is also tempting. He is tied to my childhood, and yet... I feel no connection with him these days. So I guess I should just hope for a Soundblaster version. :-?

datguy86 wrote:Huh. Soundwave is only about $8 more expensive than Sideswipe or Red Alert, but we'll be paying twice as much. The Hell?


It's because he is a more complicated piece, as it was made to include up to three cassettes. That, and it also includes an extra Transformer (Laserbeak) piece. So I am seriously assuming that it costs them a bit more to make him than it does to make the other two.
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More (1412498)
Posted by datguy86 on August 22nd, 2012 @ 6:23pm CDT
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:
datguy86 wrote:Huh. Soundwave is only about $8 more expensive than Sideswipe or Red Alert, but we'll be paying twice as much. The Hell?


It's because he is a more complicated piece, as it was made to include up to three cassettes. That, and it also includes an extra Transformer (Laserbeak) piece. So I am seriously assuming that it costs them a bit more to make him than it does to make the other two.


I think you missed my point. If Sideswipe Alert is the equivalent of, say, 64 US dollars, and BBTS charges $84; then why is Soundwave costing the equivalent of $72 and BBTS is charging $170? That's a huge markup. According to the pictures, Soundwave only costs 500 more yen than Red Alert. So it's not even $8. Closer to $6.

Also, Sideswipe in October. Did we know that already?
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More (1412511)
Posted by YRQRM0 on August 22nd, 2012 @ 7:09pm CDT
How I wish for a supreme Unicron. This one looks awesome though...I still don't get the combining gimmick however.
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More (1412519)
Posted by KNM2012 on August 22nd, 2012 @ 7:37pm CDT
datguy86 wrote:
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:
datguy86 wrote:Huh. Soundwave is only about $8 more expensive than Sideswipe or Red Alert, but we'll be paying twice as much. The Hell?


It's because he is a more complicated piece, as it was made to include up to three cassettes. That, and it also includes an extra Transformer (Laserbeak) piece. So I am seriously assuming that it costs them a bit more to make him than it does to make the other two.


I think you missed my point. If Sideswipe Alert is the equivalent of, say, 64 US dollars, and BBTS charges $84; then why is Soundwave costing the equivalent of $72 and BBTS is charging $170? That's a huge markup. According to the pictures, Soundwave only costs 500 more yen than Red Alert. So it's not even $8. Closer to $6.

Also, Sideswipe in October. Did we know that already?

I am not missing your point. You are missing mine. Soundwave is a more complicated piece. He includes the new feature of placing three tape-based Transformers in him. And atop of that, he comes with a MP version of Laserbeak. So my point is that because of that additional feature, and the possible difference in his size, is more of a $120 piece. And with the addition of Laserbeak, it becomes a $140-$150 piece.

Also, the Japanese market does not follow the same practices here. So when it comes to a product like this, you will find that Takara Tomy will sell it for less there than here. Simply because the said retail price is how much it is worth if you bought it there. However, over here, they have to include a set price... Any possible transition fees... Shipping costs... And make it where both they and the import stores that buy these items can both make a solid profit.

Thankfully, they do not follow the practices when it comes to DVDs/BDs in Japan. :lol:

And actually, I did not. So thanks for the head-up, which makes me think I'll have enough time to decide if my 11th/12th/etc. will be him. (I'm trying to be very picky, even though I have missed out on a number of items that I do/did want.)
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More (1412521)
Posted by KNM2012 on August 22nd, 2012 @ 7:43pm CDT
YoungPrime wrote:The only thing worthy of purchase on that page was Lazerbeak!

Everything else is "Meh" at best.

Laserbeak comes with Soundwave, who makes a nice MP piece. So I am surprised you said he was "Meh" at all. :shock:

Besides, the other two MPs are complete surprises as these are very minor characters. Lambor was mainly a season 1 character, and Alert is only best known for his paranoia-based glitch. :lol:

But the rest... I agree with you. But I guess it is because I have no emotional attachment to those characters. :P
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More (1412540)
Posted by NTESHFT on August 22nd, 2012 @ 8:58pm CDT
Can't wait for Sideswipe and Soundwave. I'll get Red Alert later..... the rest, really not interested, especially the PCC stuff.......
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More (1412603)
Posted by Deruji on August 23rd, 2012 @ 2:28am CDT
datguy86 wrote:Huh. Soundwave is only about $8 more expensive than Sideswipe or Red Alert, but we'll be paying twice as much. The Hell?


No, the price is right. You missed the 10000 Yen Symbol in the front. 1万6590円
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More (1412604)
Posted by KNM2012 on August 23rd, 2012 @ 2:38am CDT
Deruji wrote:
datguy86 wrote:Huh. Soundwave is only about $8 more expensive than Sideswipe or Red Alert, but we'll be paying twice as much. The Hell?


No, the price is right. You missed the 10000 Yen Symbol in the front. 1万6590円

Thanks for pointing out the price. It greatly helped me understand what he was saying as I was wondering why he said it was so low. 8)

That, and I wish I knew the actual price now... As I feel like a dork relying on old information tied to importing and pricing. :-B
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More (1412618)
Posted by Deruji on August 23rd, 2012 @ 3:55am CDT
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:
Deruji wrote:
datguy86 wrote:Huh. Soundwave is only about $8 more expensive than Sideswipe or Red Alert, but we'll be paying twice as much. The Hell?


No, the price is right. You missed the 10000 Yen Symbol in the front. 1万6590円

Thanks for pointing out the price. It greatly helped me understand what he was saying as I was wondering why he said it was so low. 8)

That, and I wish I knew the actual price now... As I feel like a dork relying on old information tied to importing and pricing. :-B



At the current(2012.08.23) exchange rate(100Yen~1.30$) 16590 Yen are about 215$
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More (1412619)
Posted by Deruji on August 23rd, 2012 @ 3:58am CDT
BTW here's a screenshot I was able to get from the new vid. Right-click view image to see full size.

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Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More (1412663)
Posted by datguy86 on August 23rd, 2012 @ 8:25am CDT
Deruji wrote:
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:
Deruji wrote:
datguy86 wrote:Huh. Soundwave is only about $8 more expensive than Sideswipe or Red Alert, but we'll be paying twice as much. The Hell?


No, the price is right. You missed the 10000 Yen Symbol in the front. 1万6590円

Thanks for pointing out the price. It greatly helped me understand what he was saying as I was wondering why he said it was so low. 8)

That, and I wish I knew the actual price now... As I feel like a dork relying on old information tied to importing and pricing. :-B



At the current(2012.08.23) exchange rate(100Yen~1.30$) 16590 Yen are about 215$


Whoops! Thanks for pointing that out as well. I was getting a little steamed regarding the import price and didn't see that there. Thanks for the clarification.
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More (1412675)
Posted by freaky777 on August 23rd, 2012 @ 9:28am CDT
If you look at the pictures carefully, you can see Unicorn combining with Megatron too!!

Hmm maybe it will generally fit with all the Voyagers too..
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More (1412680)
Posted by REMINATOR on August 23rd, 2012 @ 10:03am CDT
freaky777 wrote:Hmm maybe it will generally fit with all the Voyagers too..

If that's true, then I have a reason to purchase Unicron.
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More (1413557)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 25th, 2012 @ 8:38pm CDT
Anyone notice that Unicron also combines with Megatron? Finally, some actual sense!
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More (1413598)
Posted by KNM2012 on August 25th, 2012 @ 11:29pm CDT
datguy86 wrote:Whoops! Thanks for pointing that out as well. I was getting a little steamed regarding the import price and didn't see that there. Thanks for the clarification.

Yup. Thanks again to him. :D

And also, I know it tends to be a recurring theme here, but I am hoping that the "price rage" bit will eventually mellow out. Because from what I have read, when it comes to enjoying a long-term collection, involve two aspects: Focus and Decision.

That, and I have decided that I am going to skip on all three because I need to seek out an "Encore" Convoy that is both MISB and in C-9.5 or better packaging.

Mindmaster wrote:Anyone notice that Unicron also combines with Megatron? Finally, some actual sense!

Honesty, my mind was in the gutter and I was picturing his figure being created by a female Otaku who writes "strange" Transformers fan-fiction. :P
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Arms Micron, Masterpiece, United Master Series, and More (1414923)
Posted by Megatron000 on August 30th, 2012 @ 11:10am CDT
I've never been a big fan of Optimus, but I must admit that the AM-21 Arms Master Optimus Prime is looking pretty sick...
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