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New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon

Transformers News: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 11:34AM CDT

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We have four new additions to the Transformers United section of the world famous Seibertron.com toy gallery. Below you will find high quality galleries of the recently released United repaints: UN-28 Axalon, UN-29 Ark Unicron, UN-30 Optimus Primal, and UN-31 Beast Megatron.

Ark Unicron (Deluxe Class)
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Beast Megatron (Deluxe Class)
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Optimus Primal (Deluxe Class)
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Axalon (Deluxe Class)
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Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1365372)
Posted by Seibertron on April 3rd, 2012 @ 11:40am CDT
I love how Ark Unicron is an homage to the Hasbro released Amazon.com exclusive Unicron, and not the Takara Tomy released 2010 Unicron.

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Well played Takara Tomy, well played.
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1365373)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 3rd, 2012 @ 11:41am CDT
I know they done it once before, but I really wish they'd release Beasts Megatron and Prime by incorporating them into the Generations line! :grin: :grin: :grin:
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1365382)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on April 3rd, 2012 @ 11:53am CDT
In one of the pictures there, deluxe unicron is situated in front of the supreme so that the supreme unicron looks horny :grin:
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1365383)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 3rd, 2012 @ 11:55am CDT
welcometothedarksyde wrote:In one of the pictures there, deluxe unicron is situated in front of the supreme so that the supreme unicron looks horny :grin:


Dood, that's messed up. >:oP
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1365385)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 3rd, 2012 @ 11:58am CDT
I've been wondering, since they look so similar, what are the color differences between the BW 10th Anniversary Optimus Primal and United Optimus Primal toys?
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1365393)
Posted by RhA on April 3rd, 2012 @ 12:10pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I've been wondering, since they look so similar, what are the color differences between the BW 10th Anniversary Optimus Primal and United Optimus Primal toys?


:lol: The crotch on the united version is missassembled for one.

No really, I thought it was just my Primal, but this one also seems to have a faulty crotch. Nothing a screwdriver can't fox, BTW.

I re-screwed his crotch. It's fine now.
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1365394)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 3rd, 2012 @ 12:11pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I've been wondering, since they look so similar, what are the color differences between the BW 10th Anniversary Optimus Primal and United Optimus Primal toys?


I'd say the colors are exactly the same. However, United Optimus Primal, nor Beast Megatron have their insignias as far as I can tell.
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1365397)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 3rd, 2012 @ 12:14pm CDT
RhA wrote:I re-screwed his crotch. It's fine now.


-opens mouth in preparation of a joke, thinks about it, then closes it-
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1365427)
Posted by Blurrz on April 3rd, 2012 @ 1:06pm CDT
Cyber Keys make me sick...

Axalon looks nice, could've got him on Sunday but picked UNpath instead.
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1365434)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 3rd, 2012 @ 1:16pm CDT
Serious missed opportunity on making Axalon be "Nemesis" instead. ;)
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1365437)
Posted by Seibertron on April 3rd, 2012 @ 1:30pm CDT
RhA wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I've been wondering, since they look so similar, what are the color differences between the BW 10th Anniversary Optimus Primal and United Optimus Primal toys?


:lol: The crotch on the united version is missassembled for one.

No really, I thought it was just my Primal, but this one also seems to have a faulty crotch. Nothing a screwdriver can't fox, BTW.

I re-screwed his crotch. It's fine now.


What's wrong with the crotch on Primal? Odd you should mention this because I was thinking while photographing these that the United version of Optimus Primal was the most stable version ... it didn't flop around as much in the upper leg area, especially when holding the surfboard cannon thingy-ma-jig in robot mode.

As for the differences, United Optimus Primal has a slightly darker shade of red, which might be difficult to see in the photos. The Beast Wars 10th Anniversary version has the Maximal symbol on the left side of the beast mode's butt, whereas the United version doesn't have any faction symbol.

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(In the above photo, United Optimus is on the left, BW10 is on the right. They are reversed in the following photo.)

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Oddly, United Beast Megatron has the Decepticon faction symbol on it's right hip/upper leg, whereas the Predacon faction symbol is on the opposite side on the BW10 version.

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Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1365441)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 3rd, 2012 @ 1:44pm CDT
Well, saving myself €55 ($70-$75) by skipping the United beasts then. I want both my Primal and Megs to have either no symbols, or their correct symbols, thank you.
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1365467)
Posted by RhA on April 3rd, 2012 @ 2:41pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:What's wrong with the crotch on Primal? Odd you should mention this because I was thinking while photographing these that the United version of Optimus Primal was the most stable version ... it didn't flop around as much in the upper leg area, especially when holding the surfboard cannon thingy-ma-jig in robot mode.


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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Well, saving myself €55 ($70-$75) by skipping the United beasts then. I want both my Primal and Megs to have either no symbols, or their correct symbols, thank you.


Looking at my UN Primal, I can't find any faction symbol on either him or the surfboard.
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1365469)
Posted by kirbenvost on April 3rd, 2012 @ 2:48pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:I love how Ark Unicron is an homage to the Hasbro released Amazon.com exclusive Unicron, and not the Takara Tomy released 2010 Unicron.

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Well played Takara Tomy, well played.


I thought that was a little odd, but I have to say it made me want Ark Unicron just a little more... I'd still rather pay for the original Cybertron toy though. :lol:

Gotta say this batch of repaints is one of the stranger waves Takara has done lately. :-?
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1365477)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 3rd, 2012 @ 3:00pm CDT
RhA wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Well, saving myself €55 ($70-$75) by skipping the United beasts then. I want both my Primal and Megs to have either no symbols, or their correct symbols, thank you.


Looking at my UN Primal, I can't find any faction symbol on either him or the surfboard.


Meaning I want both of them to have their correct symbols, or none at all. Seeing as Beast Megatron has a :CON: symbol, and Primal has none, I'm in favor of the original BW 10th Anniversary releases.

I know, picky picky... :roll:
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1365509)
Posted by craggy on April 3rd, 2012 @ 4:14pm CDT
Not really a fan of the Decepticon symbol on Predacon Megatron. The Decepticons already have at least one Megatron and he doesn't seem like the sort to share names. :P Other than that though, it's fantastic. Best looking version of the mold, for sure.

Primal isn't worth the money for me. The surfboard thing just seems like wasted plastic and it isn't that cool of a redesign. I still have Optimal Optimus and inexplicably blue BM Primal if I want a monkey prime, and really, I tend to use Armada Prime as a vehicle mode version of the Primal character usually anyway.

Unicron isn't something I'm interested in at all really. Looks ok, but not my Kup of tea really. He's too wee.

Axalon has a great mold and a pretty nice colour scheme as well. Nowhere near as cool as the Botcon Sharkticons mind you, but still pretty nice. In fact, seeing the comparison pic, all versions of that toy look good. And I still don't have one. :( Don't think I'll get this one though.
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1365550)
Posted by Optimum Supreme on April 3rd, 2012 @ 6:04pm CDT
welcometothedarksyde wrote:In one of the pictures there, deluxe unicron is situated in front of the supreme so that the supreme unicron looks horny :grin:


Behold! The Wang of Unicron!

:lol:
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1365611)
Posted by alternator77 on April 3rd, 2012 @ 9:20pm CDT
well with the foc figures and these guys that makes 12 of the promised 40 figs for generations
cant wait to see the other 28 :roll:
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1365614)
Posted by Rated X on April 3rd, 2012 @ 9:27pm CDT
Dark Optimum Supreme wrote:
welcometothedarksyde wrote:In one of the pictures there, deluxe unicron is situated in front of the supreme so that the supreme unicron looks horny :grin:


Behold! The Wang of Unicron!

:lol:



:lol: :lol: :lol:

Not sure if you did that on purpose, but the added humor is always a pleasure here. Great galleries as always. ;)
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1365615)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 3rd, 2012 @ 9:36pm CDT
alternator77 wrote:well with the foc figures and these guys that makes 12 of the promised 40 figs for generations
cant wait to see the other 28 :roll:
How do you figure? These are Japanese toys for the United toyline, not Generations. And, we already got these toy molds in the Energon, Cybertron, and Beast Wars 10th Anniversary toylines.
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1365655)
Posted by trence5 on April 3rd, 2012 @ 11:44pm CDT
Quick question folks - can anyone tell me if this:

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figure's head will on a Classics Optimus PRime mold?






:grin: thank you :grin:
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1365694)
Posted by Sodan-1 on April 4th, 2012 @ 7:15am CDT
trence5 wrote:Quick question folks - can anyone tell me if this:

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figure's head will on a Classics Optimus PRime mold?






:grin: thank you :grin:

You don't actually want to swap it, do you? That's crazy talk!

Personally these four don't really do anything for me. Easy passes.
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1365711)
Posted by Counterpunch on April 4th, 2012 @ 8:54am CDT
Blurrz wrote:Cyber Keys make me sick...


Insert key into ass...unleash projectile.

>:oP
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1365722)
Posted by Pretender Skywarp on April 4th, 2012 @ 10:04am CDT
I don't collect Beast Era stuff personally, but would hav gladly made an exception for these if they hadn't been at the Voyager price point.

Did we ever find out why?
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1365724)
Posted by Seibertron on April 4th, 2012 @ 10:14am CDT
Pretender Skywarp wrote:I don't collect Beast Era stuff personally, but would hav gladly made an exception for these if they hadn't been at the Voyager price point.

Did we ever find out why?


The deluxe price point has changed, the figures have become smaller. 3 of these figures (excluding Axalon) are just a lot more plastic than the average deluxe figure now. Axalon is priced like regular deluxes because he's not as large as the others.

Takara is charging too much for these, but they also don't have a price point between deluxe and voyager at this time. Same goes for the Scout class two packs which they're charging too much for.
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1365726)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on April 4th, 2012 @ 10:16am CDT
Nice galleries... but pass on all of them since I already own the original molds. :lol:
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1365728)
Posted by Pretender Skywarp on April 4th, 2012 @ 10:30am CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Pretender Skywarp wrote:I don't collect Beast Era stuff personally, but would hav gladly made an exception for these if they hadn't been at the Voyager price point.

Did we ever find out why?


The deluxe price point has changed, the figures have become smaller. 3 of these figures (excluding Axalon) are just a lot more plastic than the average deluxe figure now. Axalon is priced like regular deluxes because he's not as large as the others.

Takara is charging too much for these, but they also don't have a price point between deluxe and voyager at this time. Same goes for the Scout class two packs which they're charging too much for.


It was the Axalon, still being carded that confused me the most! I'd forgotten about the scout 2pks, not that it stopped my dropping the cash on Rumble and Frenzy!

What does a Takara deluxe retail at in Japan then?
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1365729)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 4th, 2012 @ 10:31am CDT
trence5 wrote:Quick question folks - can anyone tell me if this:

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figure's head will on a Classics Optimus PRime mold?






:grin: thank you :grin:
I don't think a Deluxe's head on a Voyager's body would look all that good.
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1365730)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 4th, 2012 @ 10:42am CDT
Pretender Skywarp wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
Pretender Skywarp wrote:I don't collect Beast Era stuff personally, but would hav gladly made an exception for these if they hadn't been at the Voyager price point.

Did we ever find out why?


The deluxe price point has changed, the figures have become smaller. 3 of these figures (excluding Axalon) are just a lot more plastic than the average deluxe figure now. Axalon is priced like regular deluxes because he's not as large as the others.

Takara is charging too much for these, but they also don't have a price point between deluxe and voyager at this time. Same goes for the Scout class two packs which they're charging too much for.


It was the Axalon, still being carded that confused me the most! I'd forgotten about the scout 2pks, not that it stopped my dropping the cash on Rumble and Frenzy!

What does a Takara deluxe retail at in Japan then?


These prices all come from e-Hobby:

United Deluxes retail for 2,125 Yen or 2,587 Yen and "Voyagers" for 3,326 Yen. Meanwhile, Arms Micron Deluxes are 1,848 Yen and Arms Micron Voyagers are 3,696 Yen.

As you can see, TakaraTomy has a pretty liberal pricing system between lines.
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1365757)
Posted by alternator77 on April 4th, 2012 @ 1:10pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
alternator77 wrote:well with the foc figures and these guys that makes 12 of the promised 40 figs for generations
cant wait to see the other 28 :roll:
How do you figure? These are Japanese toys for the United toyline, not Generations. And, we already got these toy molds in the Energon, Cybertron, and Beast Wars 10th Anniversary toylines.



sarcasm doesnt register well here sorry #-o

but you kind of made my point we've seen these at least 3 times but the kiddies havent. and hasbro has the tendency of following takaras lead so it just wouldnt suprose me if we saw these released again at some point we did get 2 cyclonus and 2 versions of rodimus not to mention rts bb and his original classics counterpart, as well as the legacy of bb 3 pack.and those molds are fairly recent compared to these 4.
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1365850)
Posted by trence5 on April 4th, 2012 @ 5:37pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
trence5 wrote:Quick question folks - can anyone tell me if this:

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figure's head will on a Classics Optimus PRime mold?






:grin: thank you :grin:
I don't think a Deluxe's head on a Voyager's body would look all that good.
damn, its a deluxe. Ok thanx for the answer. I gotta a custom in mind in this style of "not quite Prime" Optimus looking head would be perfect for. Is there a voyager version of this figure any way?
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1365891)
Posted by craggy on April 4th, 2012 @ 7:58pm CDT
the original one was big. maybe a bit bigger than voyager sized though. It's been a long time since I had one in-hand. head isn't really the same though.
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1366056)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 5th, 2012 @ 10:11am CDT
trence5 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
trence5 wrote:Quick question folks - can anyone tell me if this:

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figure's head will on a Classics Optimus PRime mold?






:grin: thank you :grin:
I don't think a Deluxe's head on a Voyager's body would look all that good.
damn, its a deluxe. Ok thanx for the answer. I gotta a custom in mind in this style of "not quite Prime" Optimus looking head would be perfect for. Is there a voyager version of this figure any way?
The only Voyager (or rather, Mega) class-sized Optimus Primal molds there are the Transmetal Optimus Primal toy:
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And the Blast Punch Optimus Primal toy:
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Oh, and there's also the BotCon 2006 Timelines "Dawn of Future's Past" Axalon Optimus Primal, which is a remold of the Cybertron Voyager Crumplezone figure.
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craggy wrote:the original one was big. maybe a bit bigger than voyager sized though. It's been a long time since I had one in-hand. head isn't really the same though.
The original was an Ultra, which is larger than Voyager.
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1366573)
Posted by Blurrz on April 6th, 2012 @ 3:33pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:
Blurrz wrote:Cyber Keys make me sick...


Insert key into ass...unleash projectile.

>:oP


I didn't think I'd have anything remotely like that happen to me anytime soon.. but alas, karma.
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1367031)
Posted by Flux Convoy on April 8th, 2012 @ 3:50am CDT
I'm glad to have passed on them all. Primal has no more deco than the previous release. Less even. I can't believe they added more deco to the useless surfboard over the actual figure. Megatron looks ok but nothing to make me replace what I feel is the superior deco from BW Anniversary. Axalon does nothing for me. I got exactly what I wanted from the mold from Botcon. This deco was just boring IMO. Finally, Unicron. I'm reminded I should sell the Cybertron version I already own. The only reason I haven't is that he's part of the club fiction in that form. I thought it was an okay figure for that time but that ship sailed. There have been better. This was no improvement.
:BOT:
Re: New Toy Galleries: United Ark Unicron, Beast Megatron, Optimus Primal, & Axalon (1367046)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 8th, 2012 @ 5:18am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
craggy wrote:the original one was big. maybe a bit bigger than voyager sized though. It's been a long time since I had one in-hand. head isn't really the same though.
The original was an Ultra, which is larger than Voyager.


Hate to correct you there, but the Ultras of yesteryear are today's Voyagers. I have my Universe 2003 Optimus Primal next to my Cybertron Galaxy Force Vector Prime, and they're the same size.
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