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Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-15 & AM-16 Revealed Voyager Megatron and Jet Vehicon, AM-17 Swerve Confirmed as Breakdown Repaint

Transformers News: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-15 & AM-16 Revealed Voyager Megatron and Jet Vehicon, AM-17 Swerve Confirmed as Breakdown Repaint

Friday, April 13th, 2012 9:34AM CDT

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Here's an interesting little piece of news that almost slipped through the cracks from the Robotkingdom Newsletter that was posted earlier this morning. Takara's Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-15 and AM-16 identities were revealed!

AM-15 Voyager Megatron
AM-16 Deluxe Vehicon Jet Type
AM-17 Voyager Swerve

No images have been posted, but it seems obvious AM-15 Megatron will be a reuse of the "Robots in Disguise" Voyager mold with the inclusion of a new Arms Micron. AM-16 Vehicon Jet Type on the other hand is a mold we have yet to see. Both are scheduled to release in July.

We also have verification that AM-07 Voyager Swerve will be Breakdown repaint as many have already speculated.
Credit(s): Robotkingdom
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Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-15 & AM-16 Revealed Voyager Megatron and Jet Vehicon, AM-17 Swerve Confirmed as Breakdown Repaint (1368657)
Posted by BeastProwl on April 13th, 2012 @ 9:52am CDT
Troopbuilding will double because of this...
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-15 & AM-16 Revealed Voyager Megatron and Jet Vehicon, AM-17 Swerve Confirmed as Breakdown Repaint (1368660)
Posted by rpetras on April 13th, 2012 @ 9:56am CDT
:DANCE: :DANCE: :DANCE:

I'm gonna preorder this so fast It'll make your HEAD SPIN!
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-15 & AM-16 Revealed Voyager Megatron and Jet Vehicon, AM-17 Swerve Confirmed as Breakdown Repaint (1368662)
Posted by EdabanG on April 13th, 2012 @ 10:02am CDT
I didn't miss it. I have placed an order for 3 of the jet vehicons.
So happy I had the cash to jump on this pre-order immediately. Now I don't have to worry about paying mark-up prices with BBTS or TFSource.
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-15 & AM-16 Revealed Voyager Megatron and Jet Vehicon, AM-17 Swerve Confirmed as Breakdown Repaint (1368663)
Posted by RAcast on April 13th, 2012 @ 10:03am CDT
Awesome~ I was looking forward to the Jet version. :P
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-15 & AM-16 Revealed Voyager Megatron and Jet Vehicon, AM-17 Swerve Confirmed as Breakdown Repaint (1368664)
Posted by StryderPrime on April 13th, 2012 @ 10:03am CDT
Of all repaints that Hasbro can make.....I really want them to make a Cloudraker and Fastlane repaint of these Vehicons.

Either way I goin to call both molds Pounce and Wingspan for now
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-15 & AM-16 Revealed Voyager Megatron and Jet Vehicon, AM-17 Swerve Confirmed as Breakdown Repaint (1368693)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 13th, 2012 @ 11:03am CDT
Gonna need at least five of each type of Vehicon (five cars, five jets). That should be enough. :-B
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-15 & AM-16 Revealed Voyager Megatron and Jet Vehicon, AM-17 Swerve Confirmed as Breakdown Repaint (1368696)
Posted by triKlops on April 13th, 2012 @ 11:10am CDT
sweet, flying Vehicons!
so much to look forward to
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-15 & AM-16 Revealed Voyager Megatron and Jet Vehicon, AM-17 Swerve Confirmed as Breakdown Repaint (1368700)
Posted by Heavy B on April 13th, 2012 @ 11:14am CDT
why does jet type viehicon look like it transforms into a car
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-15 & AM-16 Revealed Voyager Megatron and Jet Vehicon, AM-17 Swerve Confirmed as Breakdown Repaint (1368704)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 13th, 2012 @ 11:21am CDT
Dr. Heavy B wrote:why does jet type viehicon look like it transforms into a car


Never heard of placeholder images, have you? ;)
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-15 & AM-16 Revealed Voyager Megatron and Jet Vehicon, AM-17 Swerve Confirmed as Breakdown Repaint (1368718)
Posted by Period on April 13th, 2012 @ 11:45am CDT
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-15 & AM-16 Revealed Voyager Megatron and Jet Vehicon, AM-17 Swerve Confirmed as Breakdown Repaint (1368720)
Posted by Hypershock on April 13th, 2012 @ 11:48am CDT
YEEEESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!1 :DANCE: that jet vehicon is miiiiiine!!
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-15 & AM-16 Revealed Voyager Megatron and Jet Vehicon, AM-17 Swerve Confirmed as Breakdown Repaint (1368727)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 13th, 2012 @ 11:55am CDT
"Beacon" = "Biikon" = "Vehicon" (the car one). Robotkingdom mistransliterated the name.
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Posted by Period on April 13th, 2012 @ 11:58am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:"Beacon" = "Biikon" = "Vehicon" (the car one). Robotkingdom mistransliterated the name.


Ahhh, that makes much more sense now. Mistranliterated. Not a real word, but certainly a mouth full.



......That's what she said! :P
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-15 & AM-16 Revealed Voyager Megatron and Jet Vehicon, AM-17 Swerve Confirmed as Breakdown Repaint (1368730)
Posted by Hypershock on April 13th, 2012 @ 11:58am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Dr. Heavy B wrote:why does jet type viehicon look like it transforms into a car


Never heard of placeholder images, have you? ;)


it doesnt, look

Image

Image
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-15 & AM-16 Revealed Voyager Megatron and Jet Vehicon, AM-17 Swerve Confirmed as Breakdown Repaint (1368734)
Posted by DeceptiCobra on April 13th, 2012 @ 12:05pm CDT
AHHHHH! Five preordered!
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-15 & AM-16 Revealed Voyager Megatron and Jet Vehicon, AM-17 Swerve Confirmed as Breakdown Repaint (1368735)
Posted by Alex Jones on April 13th, 2012 @ 12:09pm CDT
Does anyone know if the Vehicon Jet will be released in the US without the micron?
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-15 & AM-16 Revealed Voyager Megatron and Jet Vehicon, AM-17 Swerve Confirmed as Breakdown Repaint (1368742)
Posted by Autobot032 on April 13th, 2012 @ 12:25pm CDT
Aerial Vehicons?! YES! YES! YES!
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-15 & AM-16 Revealed Voyager Megatron and Jet Vehicon, AM-17 Swerve Confirmed as Breakdown Repaint (1368789)
Posted by Hypershock on April 13th, 2012 @ 1:56pm CDT
Lousy_Autobot_Lover wrote:Does anyone know if the Vehicon Jet will be released in the US without the micron?


Theres no confirmation, but its pretty likely. its different enough to require a new mold, so its not like itll be a repaint or retool
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-15 & AM-16 Revealed Voyager Megatron and Jet Vehicon, AM-17 Swerve Confirmed as Breakdown Repaint (1368792)
Posted by GuyIncognito on April 13th, 2012 @ 2:04pm CDT
Based on the silhouette in the image, the Vehicon Jet appears to be... a Bumblebee repaint!

;)

(If they don't have an image, they shouldn't put up any image at all. It looks like the store doesn't know what it's doing when they put up an image of a different product as a placeholder.)
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-15 & AM-16 Revealed Voyager Megatron and Jet Vehicon, AM-17 Swerve Confirmed as Breakdown Repaint (1368793)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 13th, 2012 @ 2:05pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:Based on the silhouette in the image, the Vehicon Jet appears to be... a Bumblebee repaint!

;)
And Megatron looks to be a redeco of Optimus Prime. Your point?
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-15 & AM-16 Revealed Voyager Megatron and Jet Vehicon, AM-17 Swerve Confirmed as Breakdown Repaint (1368808)
Posted by Autobot032 on April 13th, 2012 @ 3:18pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:Based on the silhouette in the image, the Vehicon Jet appears to be... a Bumblebee repaint!

;)
And Megatron looks to be a redeco of Optimus Prime. Your point?


He really doesn't have one. Everyone knows what a placeholder is. He's doing this "just because".

I'd be more upset with Robotkingdom's inability to get their orders right. Who cares about a placeholder? When you don't get your stuff, that's the big thing. An image is the least of everyone's worries.
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-15 & AM-16 Revealed Voyager Megatron and Jet Vehicon, AM-17 Swerve Confirmed as Breakdown Repaint (1368880)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on April 13th, 2012 @ 6:33pm CDT
I just hope the Arms Micron Megs paint scheme is better than the powerizers, which really was bland.
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-15 & AM-16 Revealed Voyager Megatron and Jet Vehicon, AM-17 Swerve Confirmed as Breakdown Repaint (1368888)
Posted by Volrathicus Baenimus on April 13th, 2012 @ 6:48pm CDT
MightyMagnus78 wrote:I just hope the Arms Micron Megs paint scheme is better than the powerizers, which really was bland.


Sorry, Arms Micron universally have worse paint apps than the Hasbro versions, they get stickers instead.
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-15 & AM-16 Revealed Voyager Megatron and Jet Vehicon, AM-17 Swerve Confirmed as Breakdown Repaint (1368921)
Posted by phase on April 13th, 2012 @ 8:28pm CDT
Autobot032 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:Based on the silhouette in the image, the Vehicon Jet appears to be... a Bumblebee repaint!

;)
And Megatron looks to be a redeco of Optimus Prime. Your point?


He really doesn't have one. Everyone knows what a placeholder is. He's doing this "just because".

I'd be more upset with Robotkingdom's inability to get their orders right. Who cares about a placeholder? When you don't get your stuff, that's the big thing. An image is the least of everyone's worries.


I prefer BBTS.

Also, at least BBTS just puts the Prime logo if they don't have the actual image instead of confusing people!
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-15 & AM-16 Revealed Voyager Megatron and Jet Vehicon, AM-17 Swerve Confirmed as Breakdown Repaint (1368925)
Posted by Autobot032 on April 13th, 2012 @ 8:44pm CDT
Volrathicus Baenimus wrote:
MightyMagnus78 wrote:I just hope the Arms Micron Megs paint scheme is better than the powerizers, which really was bland.


Sorry, Arms Micron universally have worse paint apps than the Hasbro versions, they get stickers instead.


And incomplete ones, at that. Ratchet's one of the worst examples. His inner leg is supposed to have red, which the US version does. The Japanese one does not. (It's odd. TakaraTomy is notorious for being sticklers on those details. You'd think they'd bend over backward to make sure a figure such as Ratchet blew our's out of the water, ya know?)

phase wrote:
Autobot032 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:Based on the silhouette in the image, the Vehicon Jet appears to be... a Bumblebee repaint!

;)
And Megatron looks to be a redeco of Optimus Prime. Your point?


He really doesn't have one. Everyone knows what a placeholder is. He's doing this "just because".

I'd be more upset with Robotkingdom's inability to get their orders right. Who cares about a placeholder? When you don't get your stuff, that's the big thing. An image is the least of everyone's worries.


I prefer BBTS.

Also, at least BBTS just puts the Prime logo if they don't have the actual image instead of confusing people!


That's true, however, to be fair...BBTS has put up placeholder images of the incorrect silhouettes before. Especially with DOTM. I had a horrible time figuring out which number went with which Deluxe. Because of that, it was almost last minute before I got my preorders for Soundwave and Que in.

People must've complained. RK won't cave to the pressure. Believe me, they're rather difficult to deal with.
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-15 & AM-16 Revealed Voyager Megatron and Jet Vehicon, AM-17 Swerve Confirmed as Breakdown Repaint (1368942)
Posted by Hypershock on April 13th, 2012 @ 9:45pm CDT
well since megatron doesnt really have that much detail on him to begin with, im curious as to what theyre going to do. also, i wonder if theyre gonna leave that brushed metal texture on him or not
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Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on April 13th, 2012 @ 10:55pm CDT
WOOO!!! JET VEHICONS!! Gotta get these guys NOW!!! Well, soon anyway. Can't wait to get a look at these guys. :CON: :CON:
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-15 & AM-16 Revealed Voyager Megatron and Jet Vehicon, AM-17 Swerve Confirmed as Breakdown Repaint (1368988)
Posted by phase on April 14th, 2012 @ 2:01am CDT
I've been mostly adamant about not buying non-show characters so far. After IDW's take on G1 Swerve, this may change. :grin:
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Posted by Autobot032 on April 14th, 2012 @ 2:28am CDT
phase wrote:I've been mostly adamant about not buying non-show characters so far. After IDW's take on G1 Swerve, this may change. :grin:


I know of an IDW comic for Prime. Does Swerve make an appearance in it? Hot Shot?
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Posted by Downbeat on April 14th, 2012 @ 3:16am CDT
Autobot032 wrote:
phase wrote:I've been mostly adamant about not buying non-show characters so far. After IDW's take on G1 Swerve, this may change. :grin:


I know of an IDW comic for Prime. Does Swerve make an appearance in it? Hot Shot?

Nope.



Can't wait for the Jet Vehicon to come out, gonna try to get two or three of it, along with two or three of its car brethren. Hoping for Decepticon Miners to come out, as well!
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Posted by phase on April 14th, 2012 @ 5:19am CDT
Downbeat wrote:
Autobot032 wrote:
phase wrote:I've been mostly adamant about not buying non-show characters so far. After IDW's take on G1 Swerve, this may change. :grin:


I know of an IDW comic for Prime. Does Swerve make an appearance in it? Hot Shot?

Nope.


Nor do Ironhide, Kup, Rumble, or Dead End. If Hot Shot, Ironhide, and Rumble make it into the show, I'll buy them, but for now I'm passing.
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-15 & AM-16 Revealed Voyager Megatron and Jet Vehicon, AM-17 Swerve Confirmed as Breakdown Repaint (1369166)
Posted by Sodan-1 on April 14th, 2012 @ 5:25pm CDT
I should be very excited that Takara will be releasing the voyager Megatron, but given the "key features" of the Arms Micron line I'm really not. I wonder what Micron he'll come with. Seeing as the deluxe version came with Megatron's signature weapon I don't imagine Takara will repeat its presence with the larger figure.

I'd like to think it'd be a Micron who transforms into a spiked-mace, but given Takara's recent lunacy I'd say it'll likely be a pair of sandals.
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Posted by freaky777 on April 14th, 2012 @ 9:17pm CDT
I was right to trust that Takara would bring Voyager Megatron, good thing I hold out on buying Hasbro's. But I'm quite surprised that they have a repaint(Swerve) so fast and it's back to back, just 3 figures apart. I have more faith in Takara anyways, especially after the DOTM incident, Hasbro really failed.
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Posted by Sabrblade on April 14th, 2012 @ 9:38pm CDT
freaky777 wrote:I was right to trust that Takara would bring Voyager Megatron, good thing I hold out on buying Hasbro's. But I'm quite surprised that they have a repaint(Swerve) so fast and it's back to back, just 3 figures apart. I have more faith in Takara anyways, especially after the DOTM incident, Hasbro really failed.
Except that ,this time, Hasbro's toys will have the better paint apps (by simply HAVING paint apps). ;)
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Posted by freaky777 on April 14th, 2012 @ 9:54pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
freaky777 wrote:I was right to trust that Takara would bring Voyager Megatron, good thing I hold out on buying Hasbro's. But I'm quite surprised that they have a repaint(Swerve) so fast and it's back to back, just 3 figures apart. I have more faith in Takara anyways, especially after the DOTM incident, Hasbro really failed.
Except that ,this time, Hasbro's toys will have the better paint apps (by simply HAVING paint apps). ;)


Yea you're right about that, but for me I really wanted the Arms Microns. And the stickers are not that bad after trying them (of course I prefer paint apps!).
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Posted by Blurrz on April 14th, 2012 @ 10:40pm CDT
I find it comical that Prime's parent toyline, Animated, featured a vast cast and there weren't enough toys to cover the cast. With Prime it's the complete opposite, despite having two molds for the main cast of characters.
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Posted by Autobot032 on April 15th, 2012 @ 12:10am CDT
Blurrz wrote:I find it comical that Prime's parent toyline, Animated, featured a vast cast and there weren't enough toys to cover the cast. With Prime it's the complete opposite, despite having two molds for the main cast of characters.


Show's not over yet, nor is the killing spree. I don't know if we'll see a toy for every character. Or, if we do, we'll have to pay exorbitant prices and jump through hoops to get what we need.

I was willing to buy the Deluxes of Prime and Megatron for the human trio. I'm not willing to do the same for Silas and his henchman, no matter how much I want them in my collection. I won't be stuck with two Starscreams and two Bumblebees, no matter how awesome the molds are.

It's costly and it's a storage pain.
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