New TakaraTomy Transformers Prime Solicitations: New Minicons and Airachnid

New TakaraTomy Transformers Prime Solicitations: New Minicons and Airachnid

Monday, January 23rd, 2012 11:54am CST

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Site Sponsor Kapow-Toys has been kind enough to send us a copy of a document they received from TakaraTomy, soliciting thier upcoming Transformers Prime figures. Included are new Minicons meant for the TF: Prime line that turn into weapons for the figures.

Oh yeah, also there's Airachnid.

The full list is:
1) Autobots

Voyager Optimus Prime ( Powerizer Version )
Voyager Bulkhead ( Unknown Version, possibly Powerizer due to the light-up effects on his mace and arm )
RID Bumblebee
RID Arcee
RID Ratchet

2) Decepticons

Voyager Megatron ( Powerizer Version )
RID Starscream
RID Vehicon
RID Soundwave
RID Arachnid - alt mode confirmed as an helicopter.

3) Micron Weapons

Check out the pictures below, sorry for the poor quality on the minicon shot, it was blown up slightly to try and glean more information.

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Credit(s): Kapow-Toys


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Re: New TakaraTomy Transformers Prime Solicitations: New Minicons and Airachnid (1337342)
Posted by Mkall on January 23rd, 2012 @ 12:01pm CST
Those Minicons look nice. I can't wait to own them.
Re: New TakaraTomy Transformers Prime Solicitations: New Minicons and Airachnid (1337343)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 23rd, 2012 @ 12:01pm CST
The blue plane: is that Soundwave? It looks like one of those un-manned drone planes like the CIA uses. Cool.

Ratchet looks cool, too.

And although you can't see much, I predict Airachnid is going to be awesome.
Re: New TakaraTomy Transformers Prime Solicitations: New Minicons and Airachnid (1337345)
Posted by Mkall on January 23rd, 2012 @ 12:03pm CST
GuyIncognito wrote:The new Vehicon looks like one of those un-manned drone planes like the CIA uses. Cool.


That's Soundwave I think, the vehicon is on the far right.
Re: New TakaraTomy Transformers Prime Solicitations: New Minicons and Airachnid (1337347)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 23rd, 2012 @ 12:04pm CST
Airachnid needs to be at least Voyager sized to accompany her spider legs' size. She's too big to be a mere Deluxe size.
Re: New TakaraTomy Transformers Prime Solicitations: New Minicons and Airachnid (1337349)
Posted by Tigertrack on January 23rd, 2012 @ 12:06pm CST
Looking forward to Airachnid. Hope she has a third mode...

More minicons/microns. Yay. Wonder will they be in the show?
Re: New TakaraTomy Transformers Prime Solicitations: New Minicons and Airachnid (1337350)
Posted by Noideaforaname on January 23rd, 2012 @ 12:07pm CST
New Minicons that could actually pass as actual (toy) weapons? Do want!
Re: New TakaraTomy Transformers Prime Solicitations: New Minicons and Airachnid (1337352)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 23rd, 2012 @ 12:10pm CST
tigertracks 24 wrote:Looking forward to Airachnid. Hope she has a third mode...

More minicons/microns. Yay. Wonder will they be in the show?
Having her robot legs fold up and spin around into her hindquarters to enable her to stand on her spider legs would be excellent. 8)
Re: New TakaraTomy Transformers Prime Solicitations: New Minicons and Airachnid (1337353)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 23rd, 2012 @ 12:11pm CST
Holy, it looks like I was right!
Those arms-microns turn into the cannons and sword we saw on that First Edition Optimus Prime display from TakaraTomy on that recent toy expo!

This is all awesome news!

Can't wait to see what the Megatron will look like, hopefully it looks better than the Hasbro version.
Re: New TakaraTomy Transformers Prime Solicitations: New Minicons and Airachnid (1337354)
Posted by leokearon on January 23rd, 2012 @ 12:12pm CST
The minicon on the far left looks like Shockwave
Re: New TakaraTomy Transformers Prime Solicitations: New Minicons and Airachnid (1337355)
Posted by El Duque on January 23rd, 2012 @ 12:12pm CST
Those are the Mini-cons that were on display here:

http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... old/23676/
Re: New TakaraTomy Transformers Prime Solicitations: New Minicons and Airachnid (1337361)
Posted by Noideaforaname on January 23rd, 2012 @ 12:25pm CST
Wow, I thought those were just plain gun accessories, and that the Minicon talk was just about the yellow PCC one there.
Re: New TakaraTomy Transformers Prime Solicitations: New Minicons and Airachnid (1337362)
Posted by Autobot032 on January 23rd, 2012 @ 12:26pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Airachnid needs to be at least Voyager sized to accompany her spider legs' size. She's too big to be a mere Deluxe size.


I think they'll cut the spider mode out, altogether. I think she'll have the legs for looks in robot mode, but I highly doubt they'll be functional as anything but her rotor blades in vehicle mode.

If so, then Deluxe should work just fine. If she was a triple changer, then yeah, you're right, Voyager would be a better choice.

Although, Hasbro has surprised us in the past, they could pull it off. Might not look good, though.
Re: New TakaraTomy Transformers Prime Solicitations: New Minicons and Airachnid (1337366)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 23rd, 2012 @ 12:34pm CST
Autobot032 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Airachnid needs to be at least Voyager sized to accompany her spider legs' size. She's too big to be a mere Deluxe size.


I think they'll cut the spider mode out, altogether. I think she'll have the legs for looks in robot mode, but I highly doubt they'll be functional as anything but her rotor blades in vehicle mode.

If so, then Deluxe should work just fine. If she was a triple changer, then yeah, you're right, Voyager would be a better choice.

Although, Hasbro has surprised us in the past, they could pull it off. Might not look good, though.
It's not really a full on "spider mode" per se, but more like her robot legs just folding up into her butt.

But, I also say a Voyager would be more fitting for her since she's larger than a Deluxe character. She's almost as tall as Starscream, and he's getting a Voyager (Powerizer) later.
Re: New TakaraTomy Transformers Prime Solicitations: New Minicons and Airachnid (1337371)
Posted by BeastProwl on January 23rd, 2012 @ 12:46pm CST
"New Minicons"
Blurzz is gonna blow a gasket! :lol:
Re: New TakaraTomy Transformers Prime Solicitations: New Minicons and Airachnid (1337373)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on January 23rd, 2012 @ 12:47pm CST
airachnid???..... AIRACHNID?!!?!....
...ssSWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!! :CON:

Those minicons and their weapon modes look awesome aswell.
Re: New TakaraTomy Transformers Prime Solicitations: New Minicons and Airachnid (1337374)
Posted by Mechastrike on January 23rd, 2012 @ 12:51pm CST
YESSS! Airachnid has arrived.
Re: New TakaraTomy Transformers Prime Solicitations: New Minicons and Airachnid (1337380)
Posted by NovaSentinel on January 23rd, 2012 @ 1:09pm CST
Are those prototype figs in the bottom left of the first pic? looks like prime, starscream and possibly breakdown! hope so, and he better be a voyager to match bulkhead!
Re: New TakaraTomy Transformers Prime Solicitations: New Minicons and Airachnid (1337386)
Posted by gothsaurus on January 23rd, 2012 @ 1:19pm CST
those minicons look to be about 1/3 larger than the first wave that came with PowerCore combiners. I'm not keen on the size change, but the molds look like perfection. Shoulder mounted missile batteries and multi-barrel weapons = best idea ever. That's all I ever really wanted for accessories. Mech em out, HasTak.

Hasbro, PLEASE bring these stateside. I don't want to pay out the nose when I could be paying my own home-court team Hasbro.
Re: New TakaraTomy Transformers Prime Solicitations: New Minicons and Airachnid (1337389)
Posted by craggy on January 23rd, 2012 @ 1:25pm CST
:KREMZEEK: spiderbotspiderbotspiderbotyeeeaaaarrrgh! :KREMZEEK:

(we need a Waspinator going loco emote)

Airachnid is a must buy unless she looks really bad, and those Microns, ooh, very nice. Tunderwing is already calling dibs on that triple barrelled one.
Re: New TakaraTomy Transformers Prime Solicitations: New Minicons and Airachnid (1337393)
Posted by metaphorge on January 23rd, 2012 @ 1:35pm CST
Are we sure this is soliciting Powerizer Prime? This does not look like Powerizer Prime to me at first glance:

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(I'm chomping at the bit for this version of Prime and really want to know more details; I'm assuming availability is on 3/15.)

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