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Primes of Japan "Sapporo Prime" Revealed

Transformers News: Primes of Japan "Sapporo Prime" Revealed

Saturday, April 14th, 2012 2:42AM CDT

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Just a quick update to Takara's "Cybertron Satellite" Primes of Japan promotion, Sapporo Prime has been discovered. He makes the 9th Prime to be discovered, each serves as a mascot of sorts for various regions and cities in Japan. Scroll to the bottom to check him out, he appears to make use of Animated Prime's design. Image courtesy of Twitter user @gikogakodo.


Autobase Aichi have posted some images of a Transformers Prime Arms Micron retail display including the "Cybertron Satellite" that we saw earlier in the scans from Dengeki Hobby. This Matrix shaped display monitor is part of a campaign to sell store exclusives at Japanese retailers. Check out the images mirrored below.

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Additionally store mascots based on location have also been designed.

Akiba Prime for the district of Akihabara
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Kawasaki Prime for the city of Kawasaki
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Tachikawa Prime for the city of Tachikawa
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Umeda Prime for the district of Umeda.
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Nagoya Prime for the city of Nagoya
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Saitama Prime for district of Saitama
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Ginza Prime for district of Ginza
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Mito Prime for the city of Mito
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Sapporo Prime for the city of Sapporo
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Credit(s): @gikogakodo
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Re: Primes of Japan "Sapporo Prime" Revealed (1368995)
Posted by funeralthirst7 on April 14th, 2012 @ 3:36am CDT
Any word yet on how one might go about obtaining these if they don't live in Japan?
Re: Primes of Japan "Sapporo Prime" Revealed (1369021)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 14th, 2012 @ 7:51am CDT
funeralthirst7 wrote:Any word yet on how one might go about obtaining these if they don't live in Japan?
We still don't yet know what any of the "these" are, if there are toys, that is.
Re: Primes of Japan "Sapporo Prime" Revealed (1369025)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 14th, 2012 @ 8:06am CDT
Just looked at the latest reveal. Sapporo Prime looks to be based on Animated Optimus Prime.
Re: Primes of Japan "Sapporo Prime" Revealed (1369099)
Posted by Hotrodimust on April 14th, 2012 @ 1:37pm CDT
You didn't see the pre order for fort max he comes in 3 pieces the first piece is up for pre order on certain sites I'm not sure what ones
Re: Primes of Japan "Sapporo Prime" Revealed (1369102)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 14th, 2012 @ 1:45pm CDT
Hotrodimust wrote:You didn't see the pre order for fort max he comes in 3 pieces the first piece is up for pre order on certain sites I'm not sure what ones


That would be the Kabaya one, a down-sized build-it-yourself candy toy. Try again :P
Re: Primes of Japan "Sapporo Prime" Revealed (1369110)
Posted by Hotrodimust on April 14th, 2012 @ 2:03pm CDT
Oh sorry I didn't read up on it and the box was in Japanese next time I'll just keep my mouth shut instead of trying to help someone out
Re: Primes of Japan "Sapporo Prime" Revealed (1369184)
Posted by Autobot032 on April 14th, 2012 @ 6:43pm CDT
Hotrodimust wrote:Oh sorry I didn't read up on it and the box was in Japanese next time I'll just keep my mouth shut instead of trying to help someone out


You were being helped, too. Try being polite and gracious for once. What is your deal?!
Re: Primes of Japan "Sapporo Prime" Revealed (1369211)
Posted by Hotrodimust on April 14th, 2012 @ 8:29pm CDT
Lol wow really polite and gracious I've read that TF fans are the most complaining fans there are but I see more tools than anything lol
Re: Primes of Japan "Sapporo Prime" Revealed (1369246)
Posted by Blurrz on April 14th, 2012 @ 10:52pm CDT
Cut the crap. One and only warning, thanks.
Re: Primes of Japan "Sapporo Prime" Revealed (1373230)
Posted by Chaoslock on April 26th, 2012 @ 2:12am CDT
So, one of the rainmakers made it to Prime level. Cool.
Re: Primes of Japan "Sapporo Prime" Revealed (1373269)
Posted by AutobotMR2 on April 26th, 2012 @ 6:31am CDT
God I hope these see toy form! Majority of them look sweet. Just give them plastic form!
Re: Primes of Japan "Sapporo Prime" Revealed (1373336)
Posted by togaoki on April 26th, 2012 @ 9:32am CDT
Looks like Ratchet got some tiger in his tank. If these were to see toy form, they would probably be directly marketed to collectors I think.
Re: Primes of Japan "Sapporo Prime" Revealed (1375424)
Posted by RhA on May 1st, 2012 @ 2:18am CDT
Okay. What the hell is this about?

I'm torn here, are these guys straight repaints or do they have new heads?
Re: Primes of Japan "Sapporo Prime" Revealed (1375428)
Posted by Manterax Prime on May 1st, 2012 @ 2:39am CDT
RhA wrote:Okay. What the hell is this about?

I'm torn here, are these guys straight repaints or do they have new heads?


Actually, if in plastic form, they would be repaints AND remolds w/ a few having new heads.
Since it seems you haven't read, these are Characters designed to represent a specific city in Japan.
Re: Primes of Japan "Sapporo Prime" Revealed (1375429)
Posted by RhA on May 1st, 2012 @ 2:51am CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:
RhA wrote:Okay. What the hell is this about?

I'm torn here, are these guys straight repaints or do they have new heads?


Actually, if in plastic form, they would be repaints AND remolds w/ a few having new heads.
Since it seems you haven't read, these are Characters designed to represent a specific city in Japan.


I was not asking about the cities, I was asking what caused these repaints, if they are toys and if they would be remolds instead of repaints. Seems no one knows for sure. Nice job on reading a post, though.
Re: Primes of Japan "Sapporo Prime" Revealed (1375430)
Posted by ShardFenix on May 1st, 2012 @ 2:58am CDT
the bottom one just makes me think of Date Masamune from Sengoku Basara

But im pretty sure they are just artwork and will not be made into actual figures.

also I've always been curious, who exactly is your avatar of RhA...
Re: Primes of Japan "Sapporo Prime" Revealed (1375450)
Posted by CrimsonPrime on May 1st, 2012 @ 6:09am CDT
That's because Sendai is founded by Date Masamune. The head is based on his helmet and eyepatch.
Re: Primes of Japan "Sapporo Prime" Revealed (1375498)
Posted by AutobotMR2 on May 1st, 2012 @ 9:46am CDT
and is frakking amazing as well!
Re: Primes of Japan "Sapporo Prime" Revealed (1375522)
Posted by Nekoman on May 1st, 2012 @ 11:09am CDT
I want a toy of Sendai Prime! Assuming they never do anything with these designs, this could be a good idea for a custom project. It's freaking Murasame Date!

A series of Sengoku-Formers would be great.
Re: Primes of Japan "Sapporo Prime" Revealed (1375865)
Posted by CrimsonPrime on May 2nd, 2012 @ 2:58am CDT
Nekoman wrote:I want a toy of Sendai Prime! Assuming they never do anything with these designs, this could be a good idea for a custom project. It's freaking Murasame Date!

A series of Sengoku-Formers would be great.


It's Masamune Date xD. But I get your point. It would be awesome if Takara did some Sengoku-formers. Like turning Optimus to Tadakatsu or Megatron to Nobunaga Oda :D. That would be awesome-sauce.