Official Images of Takara's AM-08 Terrorcon Cliffjumper, AM-09 Soundwave, EZ-08 Bulkhead, and EZ-09 Arcee

Transformers News: Official Images of Takara's AM-08 Terrorcon Cliffjumper, AM-09 Soundwave, EZ-08 Bulkhead, and EZ-09 Arcee

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 8:07AM CDT

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The TakaraTomy website has been updated with new images of AM-08 Terrorcon Cliffjumper and AM-09 Soundwave. This officially confirms Terrorcon Cliffjumpers new purple deco, and he also appears to be molded in translucent plastic! We also finally get a good clear look at Soundwave. Each come with the lines signature Microns.

They have also updated with images of EZ-08 Bulkhead and EZ-09 Arcee, though they appear to be no different than their domestic versions.


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Re: Official Images of Takara's AM-08 Terrorcon Cliffjumper, AM-09 Soundwave, EZ-08 Bulkhead, and EZ-09 Arcee (1363182)
Posted by metaphorge on March 28th, 2012 @ 8:34am CDT
I'm not sure how I feel about Cliffjumper's newfound transparency, he's obviously been spending far too much time around Julian Assange.

On one hand, it looks cool; on the other, I was looking forward to using the plain purple version of that mold for a kitbash....
Re: Official Images of Takara's AM-08 Terrorcon Cliffjumper, AM-09 Soundwave, EZ-08 Bulkhead, and EZ-09 Arcee (1363185)
Posted by Megazarak on March 28th, 2012 @ 8:43am CDT
Very cool Terrorcon Cliff. I like it quite a bit better than that Hasbro prototype we saw back at SDCC (I think it was), despite the lack of accuracy. And Soundwave's Micron looks amazing! It would be amazing if these little guys somehow found their way here, say in a big 10+ pack exclusive.
Re: Official Images of Takara's AM-08 Terrorcon Cliffjumper, AM-09 Soundwave, EZ-08 Bulkhead, and EZ-09 Arcee (1363196)
Posted by Requiem Prime on March 28th, 2012 @ 9:17am CDT
I want that scorpion. Seriously Hasbro, there is EASY money in bring the minions over as a separate line. Sell them in packs of two or three or something.
Re: Official Images of Takara's AM-08 Terrorcon Cliffjumper, AM-09 Soundwave, EZ-08 Bulkhead, and EZ-09 Arcee (1363197)
Posted by Sodan-1 on March 28th, 2012 @ 9:21am CDT
I get it, but no thanks.
Re: Official Images of Takara's AM-08 Terrorcon Cliffjumper, AM-09 Soundwave, EZ-08 Bulkhead, and EZ-09 Arcee (1363215)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 28th, 2012 @ 9:58am CDT
Requiem Prime wrote:I want that scorpion. Seriously Hasbro, there is EASY money in bring the minions over as a separate line. Sell them in packs of two or three or something.
But then we Americans would have to build them ourselves just like the Japanese. >:oP
Re: Official Images of Takara's AM-08 Terrorcon Cliffjumper, AM-09 Soundwave, EZ-08 Bulkhead, and EZ-09 Arcee (1363224)
Posted by Spunky on March 28th, 2012 @ 10:22am CDT
I'd prefer a more solid purple and his minicon gun isn't that great either. Now soundwaves fits the figure perfect in size and theme.
Re: Official Images of Takara's AM-08 Terrorcon Cliffjumper, AM-09 Soundwave, EZ-08 Bulkhead, and EZ-09 Arcee (1363226)
Posted by RAcast on March 28th, 2012 @ 10:24am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Requiem Prime wrote:I want that scorpion. Seriously Hasbro, there is EASY money in bring the minions over as a separate line. Sell them in packs of two or three or something.
But then we Americans would have to build them ourselves just like the Japanese. >:oP


Totally worth it, give us them, Hasbro! Soundwave needs his buddy Ravage.
Re: Official Images of Takara's AM-08 Terrorcon Cliffjumper, AM-09 Soundwave, EZ-08 Bulkhead, and EZ-09 Arcee (1363229)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 28th, 2012 @ 10:35am CDT
RAcast wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Requiem Prime wrote:I want that scorpion. Seriously Hasbro, there is EASY money in bring the minions over as a separate line. Sell them in packs of two or three or something.
But then we Americans would have to build them ourselves just like the Japanese. >:oP


Totally worth it, give us them, Hasbro! Soundwave needs his buddy Ravage.
You know that that Micron is likely not going to be named "Ravage" (or "Jaguar"), right?

I'm sure we'll get an official visual representation (either a toy or a character image) of Aligned Ravage at some point. ;)
Re: Official Images of Takara's AM-08 Terrorcon Cliffjumper, AM-09 Soundwave, EZ-08 Bulkhead, and EZ-09 Arcee (1363230)
Posted by Requiem Prime on March 28th, 2012 @ 10:38am CDT
RAcast wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Requiem Prime wrote:I want that scorpion. Seriously Hasbro, there is EASY money in bring the minions over as a separate line. Sell them in packs of two or three or something.
But then we Americans would have to build them ourselves just like the Japanese. >:oP


Totally worth it, give us them, Hasbro! Soundwave needs his buddy Ravage.

If they could try to market not-Legos to us, they can market these things.
Re: Official Images of Takara's AM-08 Terrorcon Cliffjumper, AM-09 Soundwave, EZ-08 Bulkhead, and EZ-09 Arcee (1363237)
Posted by Dead Metal on March 28th, 2012 @ 11:07am CDT
Oh wow Terrorcon Cliffjumper is translucent Purple, just like in the show! :BANG_HEAD:

The minicons are ace though.
Re: Official Images of Takara's AM-08 Terrorcon Cliffjumper, AM-09 Soundwave, EZ-08 Bulkhead, and EZ-09 Arcee (1363240)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on March 28th, 2012 @ 11:14am CDT
the claw weapon guy is pretty cool, why couldnt we have had these instead of mechtech
Re: Official Images of Takara's AM-08 Terrorcon Cliffjumper, AM-09 Soundwave, EZ-08 Bulkhead, and EZ-09 Arcee (1363244)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 28th, 2012 @ 11:16am CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:the claw weapon guy is pretty cool, why couldnt we have had these instead of mechtech
cuz we'd have to assemble them and put the stickers on them ourselves. >:oP

Dead Metal wrote:The minicons are ace though.
Marketing model kits as actual action figures = false advertisement. >:oP
Re: Official Images of Takara's AM-08 Terrorcon Cliffjumper, AM-09 Soundwave, EZ-08 Bulkhead, and EZ-09 Arcee (1363247)
Posted by Vicalliose on March 28th, 2012 @ 11:28am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:the claw weapon guy is pretty cool, why couldnt we have had these instead of mechtech
cuz we'd have to assemble them and put the stickers on them ourselves. >:oP

Dead Metal wrote:The minicons are ace though.
Marketing model kits as actual action figures = false advertisement. >:oP

Maybe they could just have the factories assemble and paint them?
Re: Official Images of Takara's AM-08 Terrorcon Cliffjumper, AM-09 Soundwave, EZ-08 Bulkhead, and EZ-09 Arcee (1363248)
Posted by RAcast on March 28th, 2012 @ 11:29am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
RAcast wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Requiem Prime wrote:I want that scorpion. Seriously Hasbro, there is EASY money in bring the minions over as a separate line. Sell them in packs of two or three or something.
But then we Americans would have to build them ourselves just like the Japanese. >:oP


Totally worth it, give us them, Hasbro! Soundwave needs his buddy Ravage.
You know that that Micron is likely not going to be named "Ravage" (or "Jaguar"), right?

I'm sure we'll get an official visual representation (either a toy or a character image) of Aligned Ravage at some point. ;)


Doesn't mean I couldn't re-purpose it as Ravage, haha. I mean, it's design is movie Ravage all the way, so it's got precedent at least.
Re: Official Images of Takara's AM-08 Terrorcon Cliffjumper, AM-09 Soundwave, EZ-08 Bulkhead, and EZ-09 Arcee (1363249)
Posted by Dead Metal on March 28th, 2012 @ 11:31am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:

Dead Metal wrote:The minicons are ace though.
Marketing model kits as actual action figures = false advertisement. >:oP

What are you on about?
We know they're kits, Takara made that perfectly clear in the official press release for these, they're not marketing them as acttual action figures, they even SHOW you the sprews in the fron tof the box for Voyager Optimus Prime.
Besides they're simple little kits. Why are you so annoyed about this?
Re: Official Images of Takara's AM-08 Terrorcon Cliffjumper, AM-09 Soundwave, EZ-08 Bulkhead, and EZ-09 Arcee (1363252)
Posted by RAcast on March 28th, 2012 @ 11:38am CDT
Dead Metal wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:

Dead Metal wrote:The minicons are ace though.
Marketing model kits as actual action figures = false advertisement. >:oP

What are you on about?
We know they're kits, Takara made that perfectly clear in the official press release for these, they're not marketing them as acttual action figures, they even SHOW you the sprews in the fron tof the box for Voyager Optimus Prime.
Besides they're simple little kits. Why are you so annoyed about this?


I think he means for a mass retail American release, at least that's what I'm reading given the conversation at hand. A good solution would be to make a sub line of "build it yourself!" minicons or something similar to hype it. I know I'd have jumped right on top of something like that when I was a kid. :BOT:
Re: Official Images of Takara's AM-08 Terrorcon Cliffjumper, AM-09 Soundwave, EZ-08 Bulkhead, and EZ-09 Arcee (1363253)
Posted by Dead Metal on March 28th, 2012 @ 11:41am CDT
RAcast wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:

Dead Metal wrote:The minicons are ace though.
Marketing model kits as actual action figures = false advertisement. >:oP

What are you on about?
We know they're kits, Takara made that perfectly clear in the official press release for these, they're not marketing them as acttual action figures, they even SHOW you the sprews in the fron tof the box for Voyager Optimus Prime.
Besides they're simple little kits. Why are you so annoyed about this?


I think he means for a mass retail American release, at least that's what I'm reading given the conversation at hand. A good solution would be to make a sub line of "build it yourself!" minicons or something similar to hype it. I know I'd have jumped right on top of something like that when I was a kid. :BOT:

If they do get an American release they will likely be assembled, and even if not, what would be the problem with them being simple little kits?
Re: Official Images of Takara's AM-08 Terrorcon Cliffjumper, AM-09 Soundwave, EZ-08 Bulkhead, and EZ-09 Arcee (1363255)
Posted by Noideaforaname on March 28th, 2012 @ 11:54am CDT
Zoids and Legos make you build their toys, don't see why Microns would be any problem. I mean, it's utterly basic, snap-together kit assembling that takes a grand total of 5 seconds, nothing kids can't handle. It's not like Transformers aren't already a very hand-on toy or anything.

Anyways, pre-assembled or not, I hope Hasbro sells these things somehow (preferably without buying a full-figure; blind-packs would be amazing).
Re: Official Images of Takara's AM-08 Terrorcon Cliffjumper, AM-09 Soundwave, EZ-08 Bulkhead, and EZ-09 Arcee (1363257)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 28th, 2012 @ 11:57am CDT
Dead Metal wrote:Why are you so annoyed about this?
It's because, over the years, Hasbro and Takara have come so far in the toy designing and engineering processes that they've gone and made some excellent figures with ingenious and innovative designs. They've come a long way from the days of yesteryears that it seems like there are no limits what they make, mold, and paint on the Transformers toys of today. It's a remarkable and impressive feat.

But with these Takara Prime figures, it feels like several steps back from what we've come to expect of today's TF toys, especially from the Takara versions. Next to no paint for the larger figures (none for the Microns), the archaic method of sticker applying (this isn't the 1980s anymore), none of their original accessories, model kit Microns instead of Micron figures, the fact that none of these Microns are backwards compatible with any previous Micron-interactive figures (like all the Unicron Trilogy toy molds), the new bumpy wart-like Micron ports added to the large figures, and so on and so forth.

If these Micron were part of a separate subline of TF model kits rather than the main line of action figures, I might not mind them as much. But they put these in the main line in place of paint apps, accessories, and smoother designs. :-(
Re: Official Images of Takara's AM-08 Terrorcon Cliffjumper, AM-09 Soundwave, EZ-08 Bulkhead, and EZ-09 Arcee (1363259)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 28th, 2012 @ 12:03pm CDT
On another note, just found out that the names of these Arms Micron are "Jida" (TC Cliffjumper's Micron) and "Zori" (Soundwave's Micron).

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