New Images of Takara Transformers Arms Micron, MP-12 Sideswipe & MP13

New Images of Takara Transformers Arms Micron, MP-12 Sideswipe & MP13

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 5:48am CDT

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Japanese BBS has posted the scanned images of an unknown Japanese toy magazine on Takara Tomy version of Transformers figures.

The toys featured are upcoming Transformers Prime Arms Micron series such as Breakdown, Knockout, Starscream, Vehicon etc.

Last but not least, the prototype photo of MP-12 Sideswipe has also make an appearance, with size comparison with MP-10 Convoy. Also the magazine is teasing the silhouette of MP-13 that will make an appearance at the upcoming 2012 Tokyo Toy Show.

Hello Soundwave?

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Credit(s): daimchoc, Japanese BBS board


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Re: New Images of Takara Transformers Arms Micron, MP-12 Sideswipe & MP13 (1382224)
Posted by Sid Burn on May 22nd, 2012 @ 5:51am CDT
the scale of sideswipe is worth noting, hopefully the price of MP12 reflects this, looks about alternator size.
Re: New Images of Takara Transformers Arms Micron, MP-12 Sideswipe & MP13 (1382226)
Posted by GetRightRobot on May 22nd, 2012 @ 5:57am CDT
Nice work Mach! Can't wait for an authentic Lambo....Lambo. Anyways, I know who MP-13 is i know who mp-13 is! I'm so glad we are getting this versus the, oh nevermind. :D
Re: New Images of Takara Transformers Arms Micron, MP-12 Sideswipe & MP13 (1382227)
Posted by Hierophant on May 22nd, 2012 @ 6:01am CDT
Breakdown, is that you?? :HEADHURTS: Where'd your eyepatch go???? :HEADHURTS:

We need a closer look at all of these figures, but for now they're looked promising, especially breakdown. Funny how we havent really seen him during the botcon (as far as I knew, no pictures of him aite?) and now he's all prepped up ready to go from the land of the rising sun! just gotten RID bulkhead, and now it's time for the decepticon equivalent to come into the collection.

Vehicon looks nice, especially if you go for army building and with each vehicon having their own mini-bots as partner/weapon, only the price is the main issue here (although those in Southeast Asia prolly have no probs with Tak's AM; RM9x.xx for AM deluxe in Malaysia? GRAABBBBB)

So these guys are here in the news... What happens to the Air vehicon and Thundertron?
Re: New Images of Takara Transformers Arms Micron, MP-12 Sideswipe & MP13 (1382229)
Posted by CBratetron on May 22nd, 2012 @ 6:20am CDT
Even with that black engine block on the hood and other AM ports, I prefer this Knockout so much more than the Hasbro paintjob.
Re: New Images of Takara Transformers Arms Micron, MP-12 Sideswipe & MP13 (1382230)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 22nd, 2012 @ 6:20am CDT
And the names of the Microns are:

War Breakdown: Zamu (sai, or Rhino)
Starscream: ??? (Eagle)
Medic Knockout: Gura/Gra (kani, or Crab)
Decepticon Vehicon: Nozi/Noji (inoshishi, or Wild Boar)

I wonder why Starscream's doesn't show a name.
Re: New Images of Takara Transformers Arms Micron, MP-12 Sideswipe & MP13 (1382233)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 22nd, 2012 @ 6:35am CDT
Wow, I was kinda expecting Sideswipe to be a little... taller. Not too tall, where he overtakes MP-10, but like Starscream, Grimlock, etc.; just the same height. Seeing that he's about Voyager size tells me that Takara/Hasbro is going to try something new here.

The Microns look okay... the best looking ones to me appear to be Breakdown's and Starscream's. Knockout's I don't even see and Vehicon's just looks downright dumb. It's a blaster with legs, for God's sake. >:oP
Re: New Images of Takara Transformers Arms Micron, MP-12 Sideswipe & MP13 (1382234)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 22nd, 2012 @ 6:38am CDT
GetRightRobot wrote:Nice work Mach! Can't wait for an authentic Lambo....Lambo. Anyways, I know who MP-13 is i know who mp-13 is! I'm so glad we are getting this versus the, oh nevermind. :D


Who is it? I'm not good at guessing-names-via-silhouettes-games... :-(
Re: New Images of Takara Transformers Arms Micron, MP-12 Sideswipe & MP13 (1382236)
Posted by guarayakha on May 22nd, 2012 @ 6:42am CDT
Mach wrote:
Last but not least, the prototype photo of MP-12 Sideswipe has also make an appearance, with size comparison with MP-10 Convoy. Also the magazine is teasing the silhouette of MP-13 that will make an appearance at the upcoming 2012 Tokyo Toy Show.

Hello Soundwave?



Not sure how you thought MP-13 to be soundwave, because that totally looks like another Lambor mold. :-?
Re: New Images of Takara Transformers Arms Micron, MP-12 Sideswipe & MP13 (1382238)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on May 22nd, 2012 @ 6:48am CDT
Hmm...Mirage...?
Re: New Images of Takara Transformers Arms Micron, MP-12 Sideswipe & MP13 (1382239)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 22nd, 2012 @ 6:53am CDT
Re: New Images of Takara Transformers Arms Micron, MP-12 Sideswipe & MP13 (1382240)
Posted by korisifu on May 22nd, 2012 @ 6:55am CDT
guarayakha wrote:
Mach wrote:
Last but not least, the prototype photo of MP-12 Sideswipe has also make an appearance, with size comparison with MP-10 Convoy. Also the magazine is teasing the silhouette of MP-13 that will make an appearance at the upcoming 2012 Tokyo Toy Show.

Hello Soundwave?



Not sure how you thought MP-13 to be soundwave, because that totally looks like another Lambor mold. :-?


I'm with you. It looks like a shot taken from a different angle to me. Nothing about it says Soundwave to me. I am intrigued by the new direction Masterpiece is going.
Re: New Images of Takara Transformers Arms Micron, MP-12 Sideswipe & MP13 (1382242)
Posted by njb902 on May 22nd, 2012 @ 6:56am CDT
I'm thinking ironhide.
Re: New Images of Takara Transformers Arms Micron, MP-12 Sideswipe & MP13 (1382243)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on May 22nd, 2012 @ 7:08am CDT
Why is Knockout the only one with a United paintjob? Now that he's in the same picture as others, he clearly has the superior paintjob... Is Takara just being cheap, or trying to troll collectors? The whole line should have had that candy paintjob from the start!

As for Mp-13... It looks like Soundwave, but looking at the outline and general shape of the arms and legs, it looks like another MP-12 Repaint. I'll like to think Sunstreaker, but Sunstreaker's head has the antenna-things. Possibly Red Alert? Hopefully this thing's under $70US... I'm not paying more for something smaller than a regular Alternator...
Re: New Images of Takara Transformers Arms Micron, MP-12 Sideswipe & MP13 (1382245)
Posted by El Duque on May 22nd, 2012 @ 7:09am CDT
Locking topic, but news credit given since you posted first. Please discuss here:

new-images-of-takara-transformers-arms-micron-mp-12-sideswipe-mp13-t86715.php
Re: New Images of Takara Transformers Arms Micron, MP-12 Sideswipe & MP13 (1382247)
Posted by njb902 on May 22nd, 2012 @ 7:13am CDT
other thread got locked so ill post my guess here as well.

the shoulders just scream ironhide to me.
Re: New Images of Takara Transformers Arms Micron, MP-12 Sideswipe & MP13 (1382248)
Posted by Hypershock on May 22nd, 2012 @ 7:16am CDT
wow, these actually look pretty sweet. Knockouts coloration looks a little better, Starscreams ok. The sticker treatment i think works with this vehicon, seeing as how he doesnt have many paint apps anyway. His gun looks sick, but i cant tell what its animal mode is. But i only count one set of added-on ports on the vehicon, which is a plus cuz theyre not obtrusive as far as i can tell
Can't wait to see better Breakdown pics :D
Re: New Images of Takara Transformers Arms Micron, MP-12 Sideswipe & MP13 (1382249)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 22nd, 2012 @ 7:21am CDT
Hypershock wrote:wow, these actually look pretty sweet. Knockouts coloration looks a little better, Starscreams ok. The sticker treatment i think works with this vehicon, seeing as how he doesnt have many paint apps anyway. His gun looks sick, but i cant tell what its animal mode is. But i only count one set of added-on ports on the vehicon, which is a plus cuz theyre not obtrusive as far as i can tell
Can't wait to see better Breakdown pics :D


According to the page it's a Inoshishi, or a wild boar. Even I have trouble seeing that.
Re: New Images of Takara Transformers Arms Micron, MP-12 Sideswipe & MP13 (1382255)
Posted by SHONofWAR on May 22nd, 2012 @ 7:40am CDT
Knockout looks amazing. Need to preorder now........
Re: New Images of Takara Transformers Arms Micron, MP-12 Sideswipe & MP13 (1382259)
Posted by Convotron on May 22nd, 2012 @ 7:47am CDT
Breakdown looks good and I like what I see for Knockout.
Re: New Images of Takara Transformers Arms Micron, MP-12 Sideswipe & MP13 (1382262)
Posted by Genocide G2.0 on May 22nd, 2012 @ 7:56am CDT
I'm not crazy on prime but that vehicon figure is by far my favorite looking mould so far and that gun looks awsome i don't care what its supposed to turn into i'm not a fan of these animal weapons
it sort of looks like FOC Shockwaves alt i might have to pick this version up.

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