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Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive?

Transformers News: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive?

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 12:16AM CDT

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Seibertron.com members daimchoc and Sabrblade bring us a couple of updates on Takara's recently released Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon

First, daimchoc has found a video review by YouTube member doubble80. Check out the embeds below.





Second, Sabrblade brings us some potentially unfortunate news by way of fellow fansite the Allspark. It appears Jet Vehicon may be joining Breakdown and Gaia Unicron as Takara exclusives.

Sabrblade wrote:Remember when we found out that the Transformers: Prime Voyager Breakdown and Voyager Gaia Unicron would be TakaraTomy exclusive figures? Well it looks as though the Deluxe Jet Vehicon figure might be joining their ranks. The Jet Vehicon figure was recently released in Japan, and Allspark.com user Powered Convoy has both acquired one and taken a photo of the figure's copyright information. Much like the Breakdown figure, the Jet Vehicon figure only contains copyright info from Tomy, rather than from both Tomy and Hasbro like the other figures shared between the two.

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For comparison, here's Prime Voyager Breakdown's copyright information (also taken by Powered Convoy), which also lacks info from Hasbro.
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Credit(s): daimchoc, Sabrblade, The Allspark's Powered Convoy, YouTube's doubble80
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Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1405993)
Posted by RAcast on July 31st, 2012 @ 1:15am CDT
:BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:
/reply
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1405995)
Posted by Evil_the_Nub on July 31st, 2012 @ 1:23am CDT
I was expecting this, but I'm still pissed off. Are we ever getting any new figures? I'm honestly asking, because it looks like everything we don't have already we're just not getting.
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1405997)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on July 31st, 2012 @ 1:30am CDT
hasbro likes shooting themselves in the foot it would seem
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1405998)
Posted by RAcast on July 31st, 2012 @ 1:31am CDT
Evil_the_Nub wrote:I was expecting this, but I'm still pissed off. Are we ever getting any new figures? I'm honestly asking, because it looks like everything we don't have already we're just not getting.

It's not any particular lack of things, we get a grand majority...but the things we don't get are thing things we've been clamoring for! Seriously Hasbro... =_=
What Voyager do we want most? Breakdown! Do we get him? Proooobably not. We *might* get the Silas retool/redeco, which would be wonderful, but he'll be as he appears...whenever he appears again in the show (inhabited by Silas), which will feature a different chest/grill, head, and primarily black color scheme.
And the second now is Jet Vehicon. There's every reason to think it will sell (it's a freaking troop-builder for pete's sake), but apparently Hasbro didn't want to bother.

There's also Unicron, but I didn't really expect us to get it. Of course, I'm going to be quite annoyed if Unicron not only turns up again, but combines with Megatron/Optimus like he was in the initial images we saw.
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406005)
Posted by CBratetron on July 31st, 2012 @ 2:25am CDT
Seriously Hasbro? There's a stack of money to be made.
After getting AM04 Ratchet, I concluded that I don't like the stickers and my favorite Micron wasn't so great.
No reason for me to get this (and Breakdown for that matter) if it remains an Arms Micron exclusive.
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406014)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on July 31st, 2012 @ 5:10am CDT
Probably due to cost issues. Jet vehicon has the mass of PRID Vehicon, with added plastic for wings and stuff. Also, Unicron would not fit into any of hasbro's scale.
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406017)
Posted by craggy on July 31st, 2012 @ 5:46am CDT
gavinfuzzy wrote: Unicron would not fit into any of hasbro's scale.

Hmm...Just because it doesn't seem like there's ever any new ones out, I think Hasbro are still doing the Voyager scale.
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406018)
Posted by Mykltron on July 31st, 2012 @ 5:58am CDT
Sad times.
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406023)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on July 31st, 2012 @ 6:27am CDT
craggy wrote:
gavinfuzzy wrote: Unicron would not fit into any of hasbro's scale.

Hmm...Just because it doesn't seem like there's ever any new ones out, I think Hasbro are still doing the Voyager scale.


It's price point and size seems to be of the Ultra scale, but Hasbro's just too lazy to work it in. :lol:
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406039)
Posted by GuyIncognito on July 31st, 2012 @ 7:55am CDT
Well, I'm tired of complaining about Hasbro. I already ordered Arms Micron Vehicon and Jet Vehicon, and I'm starting to realize I'm going to have to start importing more often as Hasbro seems to have no interest in bringing us the toys we want.
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406041)
Posted by RhA on July 31st, 2012 @ 7:59am CDT
I do wonder what leads to these decisions. Why ignore show characters that have fully developed toys? All the designwork is done...
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406045)
Posted by Sodan-1 on July 31st, 2012 @ 8:25am CDT
Yet another troop building opportunity Hasbro would rather we didn't have. Hell, the one they did release is impossible to find. As far as I'm concerned the most official thing about Hasbro is that they suck. For every step forward they take four steps back. They had better blow us away with the 30th anniversary.
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406048)
Posted by worldsgreatest on July 31st, 2012 @ 8:28am CDT
I hate to be rude, but they've been telling us its a Japanese only release since it was first solicited! Personally I chose not to be Hasbr-optimistic and believed them.
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406049)
Posted by worldsgreatest on July 31st, 2012 @ 8:30am CDT
gavinfuzzy wrote:
craggy wrote:
gavinfuzzy wrote: Unicron would not fit into any of hasbro's scale.

Hmm...Just because it doesn't seem like there's ever any new ones out, I think Hasbro are still doing the Voyager scale.


It's price point and size seems to be of the Ultra scale, but Hasbro's just too lazy to work it in. :lol:



It does look bigger than a Voyager, but online retailers have him priced the same as Darkness Megatron and other AM Voyagers. I'm stoked for that figure.
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406055)
Posted by freaky777 on July 31st, 2012 @ 9:33am CDT
worldsgreatest wrote:
gavinfuzzy wrote:
craggy wrote:
gavinfuzzy wrote: Unicron would not fit into any of hasbro's scale.

Hmm...Just because it doesn't seem like there's ever any new ones out, I think Hasbro are still doing the Voyager scale.


It's price point and size seems to be of the Ultra scale, but Hasbro's just too lazy to work it in. :lol:



It does look bigger than a Voyager, but online retailers have him priced the same as Darkness Megatron and other AM Voyagers. I'm stoked for that figure.


Normal AM Voyagers (SS, Breakdown, Bulkhead, etc.) are cheaper than both Darkness Megatron and Unicorn.
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406056)
Posted by Gearslide on July 31st, 2012 @ 9:34am CDT
worldsgreatest wrote:
gavinfuzzy wrote:
craggy wrote:
gavinfuzzy wrote: Unicron would not fit into any of hasbro's scale.

Hmm...Just because it doesn't seem like there's ever any new ones out, I think Hasbro are still doing the Voyager scale.


It's price point and size seems to be of the Ultra scale, but Hasbro's just too lazy to work it in. :lol:



It does look bigger than a Voyager, but online retailers have him priced the same as Darkness Megatron and other AM Voyagers. I'm stoked for that figure.


Actually, only a few voyagers in TT's line have had that higher price point. Darkness Megatron, War Breakdown, and Gaia Unicron all have higher prices than other voyagers in the line (including Swerve and Breakdown Silas, who share the same mold with Breakdown). I guess Breakdown's higher cost is to offset initial use of the mold, and Darkness Megatron comes with two freaking huge Arms Microns. Unicron's cost might be because it uses a lot of plastic, hence a larger size.
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406063)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 31st, 2012 @ 10:10am CDT
Evil_the_Nub wrote:I was expecting this, but I'm still pissed off. Are we ever getting any new figures? I'm honestly asking, because it looks like everything we don't have already we're just not getting.
Well, let's have a look at what we are getting in 2012, and compare it to Japan.

In 2012, Hasbro is releasing/has released the following Prime toys.

RID Deluxe:
  • Bumblebee
  • Cliffjumper
  • Wheeljack
  • Soundwave
  • Arcee
  • Autobot Ratchet
  • Knock Out
  • Vehicon
  • Hot Shot
  • Dead End
  • Shadow Strike Bumblebee
  • Airachnid
  • Sergeant Kup
  • Decepticon Rumble
RID Voyager:
  • Optimus Prime
  • Megatron
  • Starscream
  • Bulkhead
  • Dreadwing
  • Thundertron
  • Ultra Magnus
  • Skyquake
RID Enetertainment Pack:
  • Bumblebee vs. Starscream
RID Weaponizers:
  • Optimus Prime
  • Bumblebee
Cyberverse Series 2 Legion class:
  • Bumblebee
  • Vehicon
  • Arcee
  • Autobot Ratchet
  • Cliffjumper
  • Breakdown
  • (DOTM) Soundwave
  • (DOTM) Mirage
  • (TF: The Ride) Evac
  • Flamewar
  • Hyperspeed Wheeljack
  • Quick Blade Bumblebee
  • Fallback
  • Tailgate
  • Knock Out
Cyberverse Series 2 Commander class:
  • Optimus Prime
  • Bulkhead
  • Starscream
  • Megatron
  • Dreadwing
  • Ironhide
  • Ultra Magnus
  • Nightwatch Optimus Prime
  • Skyquake
  • Battle Tactics Bulkhead
Cyberverse Series 2 Vehicles:
  • Energon Driller with Knock Out
  • Star Hammer with Wheeljack
  • Bumblebee with Battle Suit
Cyberverse Series 2 Playset:
  • Optimus Maximus
First Edition TRU exclusives:
  • Deluxe Arcee
  • Deluxe Starscream
  • Deluxe Terrorcon Cliffjumper
  • Deluxe Vehicon
  • Voyager Optimus Prime
  • Voyager Bulkhead
  • Entertainment Pack Optimus Prime vs. Megatron
Dark Energon BBTS exclusives:
  • Deluxe Bumblebee
  • Deluxe Wheeljack
  • Deluxe Knock Out
  • Deluxe Starscream
  • Voyager Megatron
  • Voyager Optimus Prime
SDCC exclusive:
  • "Rust in Reace" Terrorcon Cliffjumper



Conversely, TakaraTomy will be releasing/has released the following in 2012.

TF: Prime Arms Micron line:
  • AM-01 Optimus Prime (with M-01 O.P.)
  • AM-02 Bumblebee (with M-02 B.2)
  • AM-03 Cliffjumper (with M-03 C.L.)
  • AM-04 Ratchet (with M-04 R.A.)
  • AM-05 Megatron (with M-05 Gora)
  • AM-06 Skywarp (with M-06 Balo)
  • AM-07 Starscream (with M-07 Gul)
  • AM-08 Terrorcon Cliffjumper (with M-08 Jida)
  • AM-09 Soundwave (with Laserbeak and M-09 Zori)
  • AM-10 Bulkhead (with M-10 B.H.)
  • AM-11 Arcee (with M-11 Arc)
  • AM-12 War Breakdown (with M-12 Zamu)
  • AM-13 Medic Knock Out (with M-13 Gra)
  • AM-14 Decepticon Vehicon (with M-14 Noji)
  • AM-15 Megatron Darkness (with M-15 Gora II and M-16 Hades)
  • AM-16 Jet Vehicon (with M-17 Igu)
  • AM-17 Autobot Swerve (with M-21 S.W./Saw/Sou/whatever)
  • AM-18 Airachnid (with M-22 Ida)
  • AM-19 Gaia Unicron (with ?)
  • AM-20 Ironhide (with ?)
  • AM-21 Arms Master Optimus (with ?)
  • AM-22 Dreadwing (with ?)
  • AM-23 Wheeljack (with ?)
  • AM-24 Silas Breakdown (with ?)
  • AM-25 Nemesis Prime (with ?)
  • AM-26 Smokescreen (with ?)
  • AM-27 Ultra Magnus (with ?)
  • AM-28 Leo Prime (with ?)
  • AM-29 Shockwave (with ?)
AMW Series:
  • AMW-01 Gabu
  • AMW-02 Baru
  • AMW-03 Dai
  • AMW-04 C.L. GR
  • AMW-05 Balo G
  • AMW-06 Jida R
  • AMW-07 Pral
  • AMW-08 Sais
  • AMW-09 Jayz
  • AMW-10 ??? (redeco of Zori)
  • AMW-11 ???
  • AMW-12 ???
EZ Collection:
  • EZ-01 Optimus Prime
  • EZ-02 Megatron
  • EZ-03 Starscream
  • EZ-04 Bumblebee
  • EZ-05 Cliffjumper
  • EZ-06 Ratchet
  • EZ-07 Decepticon Vehicon
  • EZ-08 Bulkhead
  • EZ-09 Arcee
  • EZ-10 Spaceship Star Hammer & Wheeljack
  • EZ-11 Ironhide
  • EZ-12 Dreadwing
  • EZ-13 Autobot Evac
  • EZ-14 War Breakdown
  • EZ-15 Energon Driller & Medic Knock Out
  • EZ-16 Ultra Magnus
  • EZ-17 Optimus Maximus
  • EZ-18 Skyquake
Gacha Arms Microns:
  • Optimus Prime Blaster
  • Bumblebee Sword
  • Zad 1
  • Zad 2
  • Gob 1
  • Gob 2
  • Arcee Blade
  • Bulkhead Knuckle
  • Megatron Cannon
  • Dado 1
  • Dado 2
Exclusives:
    Autobot Firebolt Clear Yellow Ver.
    Vector Oracle
    Autobot Firebolt
    Pinpointer
    Shadow C.L.
    Shadow R.A.
    Shadow Gora
    Shadow Balo
    First Edition Shining Optimus Prime
    Shining B.2
    Shining O.P.
    Golden Optimus Prime (with Golden O.P.)
    Golden Hades
    Hellflame Gul
    Hellflame Jida
    Hellflame Noji
    Hellflame Zamu
    Terrorcon Bumblebee (with Terrorcon Zori)
    Battle Shield Optimus (with O.P. A, Pral G, Sais G and Jayz G)



Takara seems more into exclusive redecos and more Micron releases than new molds.
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406065)
Posted by worldsgreatest on July 31st, 2012 @ 10:19am CDT
All of the AM Voyagers were $59.99 up until the Swerve repaint on, and the first wave of deluxe AMs were $37.99 (pricing on subsequent waves dropped to $29.99 @ BBTS).

My point was in this line pricing seems kind of arbitrary, which means Unicron is just a regular Voyager size. Theoretically.
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406066)
Posted by xyl360 on July 31st, 2012 @ 10:19am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Evil_the_Nub wrote:I was expecting this, but I'm still pissed off. Are we ever getting any new figures? I'm honestly asking, because it looks like everything we don't have already we're just not getting.
Well, let's have a look at what we are getting in 2012, and compare it to Japan.

In 2012, Hasbro is releasing/has released the following Prime toys.

RID Deluxe:
  • Bumblebee
  • Cliffjumper
  • Wheeljack
  • Soundwave
  • Arcee
  • Autobot Ratchet
  • Knock Out
  • Vehicon
  • Hot Shot
  • Dead End
  • Shadow Strike Bumblebee
  • Airachnid
  • Sergeant Kup
  • Decepticon Rumble
RID Voyager:
  • Optimus Prime
  • Megatron
  • Starscream
  • Bulkhead
  • Dreadwing
  • Thundertron
  • Ultra Magnus
  • Skyquake
RID Enetertainment Pack:
  • Bumblebee vs. Starscream
RID Weaponizers:
  • Optimus Prime
  • Bumblebee
Cyberverse Series 2 Legion class:
  • Bumblebee
  • Vehicon
  • Arcee
  • Autobot Ratchet
  • Cliffjumper
  • Breakdown
  • (DOTM) Soundwave
  • (DOTM) Mirage
  • (TF: The Ride) Evac
  • Flamewar
  • Hyperspeed Wheeljack
  • Quick Blade Bumblebee
  • Fallback
  • Tailgate
  • Knock Out
Cyberverse Series 2 Commander class:
  • Optimus Prime
  • Bulkhead
  • Starscream
  • Megatron
  • Dreadwing
  • Ironhide
  • Ultra Magnus
  • Nightwatch Optimus Prime
  • Skyquake
  • Battle Tactics Bulkhead
Cyberverse Series 2 Vehicles:
  • Energon Driller with Knock Out
  • Star Hammer with Wheeljack
  • Bumblebee with Battle Suit
Cyberverse Series 2 Playset:
  • Optimus Maximus
First Edition TRU exclusives:
  • Deluxe Arcee
  • Deluxe Starscream
  • Deluxe Terrorcon Cliffjumper
  • Deluxe Vehicon
  • Voyager Optimus Prime
  • Voyager Bulkhead
  • Entertainment Pack Optimus Prime vs. Megatron
Dark Energon BBTS exclusives:
  • Deluxe Bumblebee
  • Deluxe Wheeljack
  • Deluxe Knock Out
  • Deluxe Starscream
  • Voyager Megatron
  • Voyager Optimus Prime




Conversely, TakaraTomy will be releasing/has released the following in 2012.

TF: Prime Arms Micron line:
  • AM-01 Optimus Prime (with M-01 O.P.)
  • AM-02 Bumblebee (with M-02 B.2)
  • AM-03 Cliffjumper (with M-03 C.L.)
  • AM-04 Ratchet (with M-04 R.A.)
  • AM-05 Megatron (with M-05 Gora)
  • AM-06 Skywarp (with M-06 Balo)
  • AM-07 Starscream (with M-07 Gul)
  • AM-08 Terrorcon Cliffjumper (with M-08 Jida)
  • AM-09 Soundwave (with Laserbeak and M-09 Zori)
  • AM-10 Bulkhead (with M-10 B.H.)
  • AM-11 Arcee (with M-11 Arc)
  • AM-12 War Breakdown (with M-12 Zamu)
  • AM-13 Medic Knock Out (with M-13 Gra)
  • AM-14 Decepticon Vehicon (with M-14 Noji)
  • AM-15 Megatron Darkness (with M-15 Gora II and M-16 Hades)
  • AM-16 Jet Vehicon (with M-17 Igu)
  • AM-17 Autobot Swerve (with M-21 S.W./Saw/Sou/whatever)
  • AM-18 Airachnid (with M-22 Ida)
  • AM-19 Gaia Unicron (with ?)
  • AM-20 Ironhide (with ?)
  • AM-21 Arms Master Optimus (with ?)
  • AM-22 Dreadwing (with ?)
  • AM-23 Wheeljack (with ?)
  • AM-24 Silas Breakdown (with ?)
  • AM-25 Nemesis Prime (with ?)
  • AM-26 Smokescreen (with ?)
  • AM-27 Ultra Magnus (with ?)
  • AM-28 Leo Prime (with ?)
  • AM-29 Shockwave (with ?)
AMW Series:
  • AMW-01 Gabu
  • AMW-02 Baru
  • AMW-03 Dai
  • AMW-04 C.L. GR
  • AMW-05 Balo G
  • AMW-06 Jida R
  • AMW-07 Pral
  • AMW-08 Sais
  • AMW-09 Jayz
  • AMW-10 ??? (redeco of Zori)
  • AMW-11 ???
  • AMW-12 ???
EZ Collection:
  • EZ-01 Optimus Prime
  • EZ-02 Megatron
  • EZ-03 Starscream
  • EZ-04 Bumblebee
  • EZ-05 Cliffjumper
  • EZ-06 Ratchet
  • EZ-07 Decepticon Vehicon
  • EZ-08 Bulkhead
  • EZ-09 Arcee
  • EZ-10 Spaceship Star Hammer & Wheeljack
  • EZ-11 Ironhide
  • EZ-12 Dreadwing
  • EZ-13 Autobot Evac
  • EZ-14 War Breakdown
  • EZ-15 Energon Driller & Medic Knock Out
  • EZ-16 Ultra Magnus
  • EZ-17 Optimus Maximus
  • EZ-18 Skyquake
Gacha Arms Microns:
  • Optimus Prime Blaster
  • Bumblebee Sword
  • Zad 1
  • Zad 2
  • Gob 1
  • Gob 2
  • Arcee Blade
  • Bulkhead Knuckle
  • Megatron Cannon
  • Dado 1
  • Dado 2
Exclusives:
    Autobot Firebolt Clear Yellow Ver.
    Vector Oracle
    Autobot Firebolt
    Pinpointer
    Shadow C.L.
    Shadow R.A.
    Shadow Gora
    Shadow Balo
    First Edition Shining Optimus Prime
    Shining B.2
    Shining O.P.
    Golden Optimus Prime (with Golden O.P.)
    Golden Hades
    Hellflame Gul
    Hellflame Jida
    Hellflame Noji
    Hellflame Zamu
    Terrorcon Bumblebee (with Terrorcon Zori)
    Battle Shield Optimus (with O.P. A, Pral G, Sais G and Jayz G)



Takara seems more into exclusive redecos and more Micron releases than new molds.

I didn't think Hasbro released the FE Vehicon did they? Or are they only going to release it now that they're re-releasing the FE's and that's what you were referring to?
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406067)
Posted by Hypershock on July 31st, 2012 @ 10:19am CDT
do the other toys that have had american releases actually say hasbro as well?
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406072)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 31st, 2012 @ 10:35am CDT
xyl360 wrote:I didn't think Hasbro released the FE Vehicon did they? Or are they only going to release it now that they're re-releasing the FE's and that's what you were referring to?
At SDCC, the FE Vehicon was shown among the seven FEs that are coming to TRU later this year. Notice that I omitted Bumblebee and Cliffjumper since they aren't a part of the 2012 release of the FEs? 2011 only had three Deluxe FEs come to TRU, but 2012 will have all of them minus BB and CJ.
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406075)
Posted by RAcast on July 31st, 2012 @ 10:37am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
xyl360 wrote:I didn't think Hasbro released the FE Vehicon did they? Or are they only going to release it now that they're re-releasing the FE's and that's what you were referring to?
At SDCC, the FE Vehicon was shown among the seven FEs that are coming to TRU later this year. Notice that I omitted Bumblebee and Cliffjumper since they aren't a part of the 2012 release of the FEs? 2011 only had three Deluxe FEs come to TRU, but 2012 will have all of them minus BB and CJ.

And plus Terrorjumper. :) I'm really hoping to be able to pick him up.
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406076)
Posted by kirbenvost on July 31st, 2012 @ 10:39am CDT
Nice figure....looks almost like Skywarp in bot mode, minus the head, mostly due to the wings and lilac purple. XD

It's a shame if it doesn't get a US release, I'm glad I preordered. I would've got Breakdown too if he wasn't so damn expensive.
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406078)
Posted by GuyIncognito on July 31st, 2012 @ 10:42am CDT
worldsgreatest wrote:All of the AM Voyagers were $59.99 up until the Swerve repaint on, and the first wave of deluxe AMs were $37.99 (pricing on subsequent waves dropped to $29.99 @ BBTS).

My point was in this line pricing seems kind of arbitrary, which means Unicron is just a regular Voyager size. Theoretically.


At Robotkingdom, Deluxe AMs are $23.90 and most Voyager AMs are $46.90! Breakdown and Darkness Megs, however, are $54.90. Gaia Unicron, interestingly, is $51.90 for preorder.
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406080)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 31st, 2012 @ 10:43am CDT
RAcast wrote:And plus Terrorjumper. :) I'm really hoping to be able to pick him up.
I said that. Look on the list again.
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406082)
Posted by Hotrodimust on July 31st, 2012 @ 10:46am CDT
El Duque wrote:Seibertron.com members daimchoc and Sabrblade bring us a couple of updates on Takra's recently released Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon

First, daimchoc has found a video review by YouTube member doubble80. Check out the embeds below.





Second, Sabrblade brings us some potentially unfortunate news by way of fellow fansite [url]the Allspark[/url]. It appears Jet Vehicon may be joining Breakdown and Gaia Unicron as Takara exclusives.

Sabrblade wrote:Remember when we found out that the Transformers: Prime Voyager Breakdown and Voyager Gaia Unicron would be TakaraTomy exclusive figures? Well it looks as though the Deluxe Jet Vehicon figure might be joining their ranks. The Jet Vehicon figure was recently released in Japan, and Allspark.com user Powered Convoy has both acquired one and taken a photo of the figure's copyright information. Much like the Breakdown figure, the Jet Vehicon figure only contains copyright info from Tomy, rather than from both Tomy and Hasbro like the other figures shared between the two.

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For comparison, here's Prime Voyager Breakdown's copyright information (also taken by Powered Convoy), which also lacks info from Hasbro.
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Lol this. Is nuts this is my review sadly I forgot to flip the wings up and made an update video
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406092)
Posted by That Bot on July 31st, 2012 @ 11:17am CDT
Hypershock wrote:do the other toys that have had american releases actually say hasbro as well?

Yes. I just checked my Bulkhead and it says
(C)2011 Hasbro
(C) Tomy


Honestly, I was expecting this one to be Japan exclusive, so I preordered. Only one, though, I'll probably get one or two more down the road. Sadly, this means I'll be getting this guy before I see ANY regular Vehicons, as I still have had no luck with that. I need that wave 4 revision assortment to hit fast.
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406111)
Posted by Flux Convoy on July 31st, 2012 @ 12:09pm CDT
Guuuh! Overpriced TT only molds are beginning to get under my skin. Pre-ordered, like a schmuck.
:BOT:
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406112)
Posted by Evil_the_Nub on July 31st, 2012 @ 12:18pm CDT
RhA wrote:I do wonder what leads to these decisions. Why ignore show characters that have fully developed toys? All the designwork is done...

I don't get it either. What's so hard about this?
Phase one: design toys
Phase two: release toys
Phase three: profit

Phase one is the hard part, why stop there? They must be following the Underpants Gnomes business model.
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406113)
Posted by Hotrodimust on July 31st, 2012 @ 12:19pm CDT
Flux Convoy wrote:Guuuh! Overpriced TT only molds are beginning to get under my skin. Pre-ordered, like a schmuck.
:BOT:

I think he was only $23 on RK and with shipping its still under $40
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406170)
Posted by noodles2go on July 31st, 2012 @ 2:43pm CDT
I found a seller on ebay that is selling Jet Vehicon for only 35.99 with free shipping. A quick search will lead you to a decent deal!
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406181)
Posted by Hotrodimust on July 31st, 2012 @ 2:55pm CDT
noodles2go wrote:I found a seller on ebay that is selling Jet Vehicon for only 35.99 with free shipping. A quick search will lead you to a decent deal!

Not bad that's about what I paid from Robotkingdom shipped
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406189)
Posted by ZenPrime on July 31st, 2012 @ 3:07pm CDT
BBTS just got their shipment of Jet Vehicon in stock. There are still stock available for people who want it.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK11424&mode=retail

They also have BreakDown in stock.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK11397&mode=retail
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406192)
Posted by Kibble on July 31st, 2012 @ 3:14pm CDT
Didn't Jon3.0 say in the podcast his 'he tell me' source said Jet Vehicon would be released here eventually?
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406251)
Posted by Hypershock on July 31st, 2012 @ 5:47pm CDT
Kibble wrote:Didn't Jon3.0 say in the podcast his 'he tell me' source said Jet Vehicon would be released here eventually?


Yea he did. I think i love and hate whenever he does that, cause he always hints at spoilers he knows and i love to hear spoilers, but he never says the full spoiler. Which is considerate for those who don't want to hear it of course, but i'm always like raaaarrsh :sad: :BOOM:
That Bot wrote:
Hypershock wrote:do the other toys that have had american releases actually say hasbro as well?

Yes. I just checked my Bulkhead and it says
(C)2011 Hasbro
(C) Tomy


Honestly, I was expecting this one to be Japan exclusive, so I preordered. Only one, though, I'll probably get one or two more down the road. Sadly, this means I'll be getting this guy before I see ANY regular Vehicons, as I still have had no luck with that. I need that wave 4 revision assortment to hit fast.


Ah, thanks for checking :)
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406269)
Posted by Flux Convoy on July 31st, 2012 @ 7:10pm CDT
Hotrodimust wrote:
Flux Convoy wrote:Guuuh! Overpriced TT only molds are beginning to get under my skin. Pre-ordered, like a schmuck.
:BOT:

I think he was only $23 on RK and with shipping its still under $40

That's not really any better than anywhere else. It'd be great if I had a big order to make with them. Otherwise single orders with them are never really cost effective.
:BOT:
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406271)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 31st, 2012 @ 7:14pm CDT
Although I can't find my figure to confirm but I believe Masterpiece Rodimus Prime had only a Takara stamp on it and when Hasbro released it they just put a paint stamp under the Takara one.
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406316)
Posted by Skyfire77 on July 31st, 2012 @ 9:39pm CDT


Not anymore. :sad: :evil: :twisted: :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406451)
Posted by Stumpybot on August 1st, 2012 @ 10:41am CDT
this whole thing is kind of comical

when the vocal minority have been moaning that Jet Vehicon is just a vehicon with wings on 'its an easy pass...' 'thats just lazy...' etc etc, soon as it looks like its takara only 'its a crime! we demand this toy! youre wasting money not selling it to us! now i cant find it anywhere...'etc. the second people think theyre not going to get it they instantly must have it. we're an odd bunch and i doubt theres a world shortage, good hunting guys

i preordered mine 3 months ago. came today, love it, plan on hunting down a second. i know a lot of you guys love to hunt things down at your local store but seriously, preorders!

and as for army building... collectors do that, children really dont, thats not justification for hasbro to release it
Re: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-16 Jet Vehicon: Video Review and Takara Exclusive? (1406543)
Posted by Hotrodimust on August 1st, 2012 @ 3:27pm CDT
Flux Convoy wrote:
Hotrodimust wrote:
Flux Convoy wrote:Guuuh! Overpriced TT only molds are beginning to get under my skin. Pre-ordered, like a schmuck.
:BOT:

I think he was only $23 on RK and with shipping its still under $40

That's not really any better than anywhere else. It'd be great if I had a big order to make with them. Otherwise single orders with them are never really cost effective.
:BOT:

I always check what the totals are on BBTS tfsource and RK and now ehobbybase and RK and ehobbybase are always about $5 cheaper and I get my figures in hand before BBTS and tfsource even have theirs in stock. My jet vehicon shipped on Thursday and I got it on Monday from hong kong and it allows me to get my reviews up first even know I still don't do numbers like peaugh and obtibotimus but maybe one day lol
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