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Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery

Sunday, September 30th, 2012 6:06PM CDT

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Our Japanese friend Alfes 2010 has posted a gallery of Takara Tomy's Transformers Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide. We've mirrored some of his images below, the full gallery including images of the figure prior to being stickered can be found by clicking here.

Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery

Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery

Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery

Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery

Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery

Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery

Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery

Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery

Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery

Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery

Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery

Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery

Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery

Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery
Credit(s): Alfes 2010
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery (1425451)
Posted by TulioDude on September 30th, 2012 @ 6:14pm CDT
Movie Ironhide and G1 Ironhide merged into one really awesome dude 8)
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I still hope Hasbro releases him.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery (1425456)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 30th, 2012 @ 6:27pm CDT
Yellow eyes, eh?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery (1425459)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on September 30th, 2012 @ 6:30pm CDT
im seriously considering importing him..
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery (1425509)
Posted by kirbenvost on September 30th, 2012 @ 10:09pm CDT
Looks pretty good. Too bad BBTS is sold out. I do hope Hasbro releases him eventually, I like their weapons a lot more and paint would probably look better than the stickers.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery (1425558)
Posted by robotmel on October 1st, 2012 @ 3:49am CDT
Thats not Ironhide is it? Really? :-?

This kind of down grade must be a little concerning for fans who like these Arms Microns (well, everyone actually!) who have to pay a premium price for what looks like an upscaled knock off (reminds me of the KO Perfect Effect Reflector)?

Is this a 'sign of the times' where once large, heavy, Deluxe-Class figures are now just a shadow of their former selves?

In fact, lets create a new class... Zombie-Class, a hollow shell of their former selves, lacking in weight, life and character!

Dr. Wu can create more heads and limbs inspired by the Zombie-Class look. They dont even have to do a full head mold being Zombie-Class, just half a head will do!

Hello Takara/Hasbro, write this down...!!! :lol:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery (1425559)
Posted by Mykltron on October 1st, 2012 @ 3:55am CDT
You can always trust Ironhide the Party Animal...
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...to bring a massive keg.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery (1425564)
Posted by Va'al on October 1st, 2012 @ 4:29am CDT
robotmel wrote:Thats not Ironhide is it? Really? :-?


I don't get it, what do you mean by downgrade?

We know that figures are, by now, either mostly hollow or just cheat on panels and transformation, we know they're smaller than they were, and we've know this mold to be the PRiD Deluxe Kup/Ironhide for a while now (and it's more or less the same in Cyberverse format).


What's your issue with this figure in particular? :-?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery (1425571)
Posted by robotmel on October 1st, 2012 @ 5:29am CDT
:-?
His head looks off in my opinion, odd looking?

The down grade refers to the lack of Transformer! All them hollowed out parts just really stood out in the pictures displayed. It just really got to me this morning!

Zombie-Class!!!! :D

I wonder if there will be a Voyager version which stands around the height of older Classics Deluxe-class coming later?

Sorry if Im ranting! :michaelbay:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery (1425592)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on October 1st, 2012 @ 8:52am CDT
This looks like a crudely upscaled Kinder Egg toy.

Unfortunately, so does most of HasTak's recent output.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery (1425593)
Posted by Sodan-1 on October 1st, 2012 @ 8:54am CDT
I wasn't going to bother with Ironhide unless he appeared in the show, but that's a very nice red they've used. Of course getting him also means getting Kup for the twin cannons. :-x
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery (1425595)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 1st, 2012 @ 9:07am CDT
He does look tempting, but only a single cannon... I may have to get him now and wait for the 5-piece Arms Micron set, which includes a repaint of that Mini-Con.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery (1425606)
Posted by paul053 on October 1st, 2012 @ 10:07am CDT
Hmm, :-? :-? Strange. Initially I really want this figure but after seeing these pictures, I kind of want to pass it. Truck mode looks good but the whole robot just doesn't look.................. right.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery (1425610)
Posted by GuyIncognito on October 1st, 2012 @ 10:17am CDT
I thought about importing this, but there are too many things I don't like about it:

Micron warts (actually they're more like open sores than warts) on the doors.
Only one gun.
Possibly the most boring Micron yet.
Why is the Micron orange? Looks terrible with the red truck.

I like the mold itself, it's all the details that ruin this one.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery (1425615)
Posted by kirbenvost on October 1st, 2012 @ 10:36am CDT
Mykltron wrote:You can always trust Ironhide the Party Animal...
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...to bring a massive keg.


Hahaha, yes! :lol:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery (1425702)
Posted by AutobotCliffjumper on October 1st, 2012 @ 3:13pm CDT
The Truck mode looks great, robot mode though not so much. Just something about those "blinders" on either side of his head really turn me off. I know we've seen these before, but with the new angles in which the pictures were shot we got more detail about it. I'd rather just mistransform him and leave those on his back. Not worth the money to import, but eh....lets see if Hasbro releases it and I may change my mind. lol
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery (1425712)
Posted by ILL-Star on October 1st, 2012 @ 3:48pm CDT
I find it impossible to believe that Hasbro won't make Ironhide. It's not as if the mold was made for Kup and Ironhide would be the repaint/retool of him. They're identicle aside from the colors and Ironhide is too popular of a character for them to skip. Not to mention how hasbro loves straight repaints.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery (1425714)
Posted by GuyIncognito on October 1st, 2012 @ 3:49pm CDT
AutobotCliffjumper wrote:The Truck mode looks great, robot mode though not so much. Just something about those "blinders" on either side of his head really turn me off.


The G1 version couldn't see too well either.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery (1425765)
Posted by XDMan on October 1st, 2012 @ 6:07pm CDT
I love him, and I'll give him an extra cannon and paint both of them black! ;)

GuyIncognito wrote:
AutobotCliffjumper wrote:The Truck mode looks great, robot mode though not so much. Just something about those "blinders" on either side of his head really turn me off.


The G1 version couldn't see too well either.

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It was once a Diaclone but...

...how about now?
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery (1425783)
Posted by Blurrz on October 1st, 2012 @ 7:07pm CDT
Kup or Ironhide, who's better?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery (1425802)
Posted by RazorSlash92 on October 1st, 2012 @ 8:36pm CDT
..Yeah, nevermind, this guy doesn't look worth the money.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery (1425813)
Posted by The Variable on October 1st, 2012 @ 9:27pm CDT
Before you judge the figure too harshly, bear in mind that the figure in the photos is slightly mistransformed. There's an additional hinge in the hip assembly that's supposed to bring the legs further down below the crotch piece and provides better leg articulation. If you transform the figure without instructions, it's actually pretty easy to miss. Actually, looking at the instructions, you can STILL miss it if you're not paying attention (like me! :D)

Compare the figure to the Sergeant Kup review that was posted by Peaugh, and compare the legs on both. He should look better, standing taller, and is better proportioned. (Peaugh also has an alternative transformation that makes for a good means of making the two look different from each other in robot mode!)

I picked up Kup in the Philippines, and he's quite a decent figure. I don't really notice any hollowness, as he tabs in pretty well in the chest and arms. Transformation is a bit finicky in some parts, and the truck hood being the worst part, but that can be fixed. I was considering repainting him to look more like movie Ironhide, but the green version is starting to grow on me.

My only real complaint? I have to put up with multilingual packaging that shrinks his bio to a single sentence. :P
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery (1425847)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 2nd, 2012 @ 4:23am CDT
Blurrz wrote:Kup or Ironhide, who's better?


Good question... I'm more into Ironhide to be honest, but maybe the Micron's to blame for that :lol: Maybe once we get a Prime Blurr and Springer i'll consider Kup too.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery (1425849)
Posted by Tigertrack on October 2nd, 2012 @ 4:41am CDT
I'm not canceling. I like him and his quirks.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery (1425852)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 2nd, 2012 @ 5:23am CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:Micron warts (actually they're more like open sores than warts) on the doors.


Actually, this mold has not been retooled for Arms Micron. The amount of post holes present were already sufficient. Imagine that. :shock:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery (1425853)
Posted by NTESHFT on October 2nd, 2012 @ 5:29am CDT
Blurrz wrote:Kup or Ironhide, who's better?




I say Ironhide. This particular mold looks better as Ironhide than Kup, IMO.

I like this one. May try to get him. My only complaint, which is the same as with most molds now and really is worthless to say considering nothing really can be done about it, is size. I hate that they are making them smaller and raising the prices.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery (1425877)
Posted by rpetras on October 2nd, 2012 @ 9:27am CDT
I want him, but I don't want to import him.

I think I'll hold out for a domestic release.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery (1425884)
Posted by jamarmiller on October 2nd, 2012 @ 9:52am CDT
very tempted to buy this guy for my kid. He looks like a great update to the G1 van, kinda wish he had the yellow stripes and a more g1 head but still its very tempting since I live here in Japan anyways
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery (1426627)
Posted by warwik311 on October 4th, 2012 @ 7:40am CDT
Saw the tip about the hips. So I grabbed my Kup and flipped that down. It's a HUGE difference. So thanks to whoever mentioned that.

My two cents: I think the figure is pretty good. I'm planning to repaint it has ironhide when I have some free time. I didn't like the back kibble at all, but by accident popped the middle section of the hood off. I had one of those what if moments and put in on upside down and voila, it folds right up against the roof. Overall a great addition to my Prime collection, which is starting to become one of my favorite shelves in the case. I'll post a topic with some crudely taken pics in a bit
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery (1426748)
Posted by Megatron000 on October 4th, 2012 @ 12:34pm CDT
Loving the dual blaster cannon combo. SICK!!!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery (1426826)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 4th, 2012 @ 3:57pm CDT
Blurrz wrote:Kup or Ironhide, who's better?


Ironhide, although I'll end up getting Kup for the twin cannons.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-20 Ironhide In-Hand Gallery (1426889)
Posted by Tigertrack on October 4th, 2012 @ 6:25pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
Blurrz wrote:Kup or Ironhide, who's better?


Ironhide, although I'll end up getting Kup for the twin cannons.


Me too.
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