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Official Images Of Takara Exclusive Arms Micron Frenzy, Leo Prime, and Wildrider

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:21 am
by Autobot032
Check out this message from site sponsor TFsource.com who has provided us with images of Arms Micron Frenzy, Leo Prime, and Wildrider. Enjoy!

Hi All -

We have updated our site with some photos of upcoming Takara Arms Micron figures and one of the surprises is Rippermaru is actually Leo Prime! Seems like a typo on Takara's part.

Anyway, attached are images of these figures, and those looking to preorder can order theirs at TFSource here:
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Re: Official Images Of Takara Exclusive Arms Micron Frenzy And Riperamu

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:35 am
by Gearslide
Dammmit. DAMMIT!
Takara, why can't you let me save my money!?
Why did you have to make all of these awesome!?

The freaking colors on Rumble and Frenzy!
That head on Leo Prime!
That awesome stamp on the hood of Wildrider!

ARGHHHH!

Also, is Leo Prime's Micron a retool of Arcee's? :o

Re: Official Images Of Takara Exclusive Arms Micron Frenzy And Riperamu

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:18 am
by Down_Shift
Really digging Wildrider and Lio Convoy. Frumble still looks balls.

Re: Official Images Of Takara Exclusive Arms Micron Frenzy And Riperamu

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:34 am
by JelZe GoldRabbit
Hi All -

We have updated our site with some photos of upcoming Takara Arms Micron figures and one of the surprises is Rippermaru is actually Leo Prime! Seems like a typo on Takara's part.


Big freaking duh, we knew that months ago :lol:

So Rumble is red, Frenzy is blue huh? Can't wait to see them in action, especially Leo Prime and Wildrider.

O, in case anyone wonders what the animal Microns are supposed to be: octopus for Frenzy/Rumble, elephant for Wildrider.

Re: Official Images Of Takara Exclusive Arms Micron Frenzy And Riperamu

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:44 am
by DevastaTTor
If I collected TF Prime figures, I'd be all over that Wildrider. It looks great. Digging the other three too.

Re: Official Images Of Takara Exclusive Arms Micron Frenzy And Riperamu

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:05 am
by STngAR
Squeeeeeee, shut up and take my money and roofies! :wink: :MAXIMAL:

Re: Official Images Of Takara Exclusive Arms Micron Frenzy And Leo Prime

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:00 am
by Doctor McGrath
Very impressed by all of these. I'm glad I have them on preorder at BBTS.

Re: Official Images Of Takara Exclusive Arms Micron Frenzy And Leo Prime

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:09 am
by _shaddow_
Whoa seriously Takara ? Just because you paint a figure in the same color scheme as lio prime doesn't make it a lio prime. I'm pretty sure it's Thundertron's head and the peg leg wasn't replaced by a regular one. It's rare for me to say that, but I'm seriously disappointed.

Re: Official Images Of Takara Exclusive Arms Micron Frenzy And Leo Prime

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:21 am
by JelZe GoldRabbit
_shaddow_ wrote:Whoa seriously Takara ? Just because you paint a figure in the same color scheme as lio prime doesn't make it a lio prime. I'm pretty sure it's Thundertron's head and the peg leg wasn't replaced by a regular one. It's rare for me to say that, but I'm seriously disappointed.


No retooling is done for that leg: the claw weapon can peg into the peg leg to make a proper foot for Thundertron:

See image insert

Re: Official Images Of Takara Exclusive Arms Micron Frenzy And Leo Prime

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:36 am
by _shaddow_
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:No retooling is done for that leg: the claw weapon can peg into the peg leg to make a proper foot for Thundertron:

See image insert


Ah, you misunderstood what I wanted to say. Thundertron's legs are made to be totally symetrical in construction, so I though they would just put two regular legs instead of giving him the pegleg, which looks weird with the foot on it.

Re: Official Images Of Takara Exclusive Arms Micron Frenzy And Leo Prime

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:40 am
by roBROmanceFTW
_shaddow_ wrote:Whoa seriously Takara ? Just because you paint a figure in the same color scheme as lio prime doesn't make it a lio prime. I'm pretty sure it's Thundertron's head and the peg leg wasn't replaced by a regular one. It's rare for me to say that, but I'm seriously disappointed.


I'm intrigued by your statement. What would make it Lio Prime for you? A head-swap? This might be a rather bad comparison, but recall how drastically Optimus Primal (and pretty much everyone else except Megatron) changed from Beast Wars to Beast Machines? Judging by head-sculpt and color scheme, BM Optimus Primal could have been a completely new character, were it not for the show establishing that it IS in fact Primal.

Conversely, Big Convoy bears startling resemblance to Lio Convoy, Beast Convoy, and Convoy. Yet are they all the same characters?

I, for one, don't care too much for the Star Seekers, so don't mind calling the repaint "Lio Prime." I'll just create a story in my head wherein "Lio Prime goes back to a reformated technorganic Cybertron and as such must be reformatted." 8-}

Re: Official Images Of Takara Exclusive Arms Micron Frenzy And Leo Prime

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:40 am
by GuyIncognito
Many of our beloved characters, as far back as G1, were created by Has/Tak simply slapping a new color and a new name on an existing mold.

Leo Prime has a peg leg now. So what? Deal with it. It's OK for characters to change and evolve.

As the poster above me suggested, if it doesn't work within existing fiction, make up your own fiction. All of the fiction in the TF universe was created to support the toys, not the other way around.

Re: Official Images Of Takara Exclusive Arms Micron Frenzy And Leo Prime

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:41 am
by JelZe GoldRabbit
_shaddow_ wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:No retooling is done for that leg: the claw weapon can peg into the peg leg to make a proper foot for Thundertron:

See image insert


Ah, you misunderstood what I wanted to say. Thundertron's legs are made to be totally symetrical in construction, so I though they would just put two regular legs instead of giving him the pegleg, which looks weird with the foot on it.


I'm pretty sure Leo Prime will have hints of him being a (former) pirate in his bios :) After all not all pirates are bad if Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger is any indication.

Re: Official Images Of Takara Exclusive Arms Micron Frenzy And Leo Prime

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:43 am
by Sabrblade
The first ever TakaraTomy figure to be named "Leo Prime" instead of "Lio Convoy" in their market. ;)

Re: Official Images Of Takara Exclusive Arms Micron Frenzy And Leo Prime

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:41 am
by Zeedust
Whildrider doesn't seem to have Wheeljack's head, but I can't tell if he has Dead End's or a new one.

I kinda like Thundertron's colors better than Leo Prime's, and I'm sure if I get around to reading Exodus and Exiles, I'll feel more strongly about it.

Would it have killed them to give Rumble and Frenzy differently-colored arms microns, rather than the same one in the same colors for both?

Re: Official Images Of Takara Exclusive Arms Micron Frenzy And Leo Prime

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:46 am
by _shaddow_
Just realized Lio Prime's micron is a re"mold" of Arc (Arcee's micron). The transformation is very similar, the peg is just placed somewhere else.

Re: Official Images Of Takara Exclusive Arms Micron Frenzy And Leo Prime

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:14 pm
by craggy
Nemesis Primal wrote:Whildrider doesn't seem to have Wheeljack's head, but I can't tell if he has Dead End's or a new one.

I kinda like Thundertron's colors better than Leo Prime's, and I'm sure if I get around to reading Exodus and Exiles, I'll feel more strongly about it.

Would it have killed them to give Rumble and Frenzy differently-colored arms microns, rather than the same one in the same colors for both?

the Frumble Microns presumably form piledrivers. Since only one comes with each toy, them being the same colour means you can give one of the pair both arms as piledrivers and he won't be asymmetrical.

Wildrider looks damn nice. Leo Prime is pretty cool too, and the micron sword is a lot nicer than the thing Thundertron got stuck with.

Re: Official Images Of Takara Exclusive Arms Micron Frenzy And Leo Prime

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:45 pm
by Mkall
Hello Classics Lio Convoy... (that atrocious repaint of Cybertron Leobreaker doesn't count)

Re: Official Images Of Takara Exclusive Arms Micron Frenzy And Leo Prime

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:49 pm
by Sabrblade
Notice that both Rumble and Frenzy seem to use the alternate headsculpt of thta mold that the Hasbro Rumble doesn't use. ;)

Re: Official Images Of Takara Exclusive Arms Micron Frenzy And Leo Prime

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:54 pm
by JelZe GoldRabbit
Sabrblade wrote:Notice that both Rumble and Frenzy seem to use the alternate headsculpt of thta mold that the Hasbro Rumble doesn't use. ;)


Thank you for making the choice between PRiD and AM just a little bit harder. Hmmmm... Hasbro blue + TakaraTomy red = two Hasbro weapons, but only one Arms Micron...

Re: Official Images Of Takara Exclusive Arms Micron Frenzy And Leo Prime

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:00 pm
by Sabrblade
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Notice that both Rumble and Frenzy seem to use the alternate headsculpt of thta mold that the Hasbro Rumble doesn't use. ;)


Thank you for making the choice between PRiD and AM just a little bit harder. Hmmmm... Hasbro blue + TakaraTomy red = two Hasbro weapons, but only one Arms Micron...
Why not just get all three? ;)

Also, when I was on Allspark, I asked Hydra how he'd handle the toy bios of these two with them being FIBRIR when Hasbro's Rumble is blue... and I got this response:
Oh, just wait for it...
;) Color me excited. :-B

Re: Official Images Of Takara Exclusive Arms Micron Frenzy And Leo Prime

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:10 pm
by JelZe GoldRabbit
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Notice that both Rumble and Frenzy seem to use the alternate headsculpt of thta mold that the Hasbro Rumble doesn't use. ;)


Thank you for making the choice between PRiD and AM just a little bit harder. Hmmmm... Hasbro blue + TakaraTomy red = two Hasbro weapons, but only one Arms Micron...
Why not just get all three? ;)


And have one be weaponless? :lol: Seriously, putting symmetry in weapons can give me a headache. The ideal solution would be Hasbro releasing Frenzy, or TakaraTomy releasing the Micron as a standalone. Bah, one Hasbro weapon plus a Micron looks so... unbalanced. :SICK:

Sabrblade wrote:Also, when I was on Allspark, I asked Hydra how he'd handle the toy bios of these two with them being FIBRIR when Hasbro's Rumble is blue... and I got this response:
Oh, just wait for it...
;) Color me excited. :-B


Pun intended? :lol:

Re: Official Images Of Takara Exclusive Arms Micron Frenzy And Leo Prime

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:22 pm
by Sabrblade
Happy accident. :oops:

Re: Official Images Of Takara Exclusive Arms Micron Frenzy And Leo Prime

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:11 pm
by Zeedust
craggy wrote:Leo Prime is pretty cool too, and the micron sword is a lot nicer than the thing Thundertron got stuck with.


I ahppen to like the way Thundertron's thing looks. It's one of the few Powerizer weapons that actually looks like a weapon bot ways, plus both wolverine-style claws and decently-sized wrist swords are pretty nice weapons in my book.

Re: Official Images Of Takara Exclusive Arms Micron Frenzy And Leo Prime

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:19 pm
by XDMan
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