Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve & AM-18 Airachnid

Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve & AM-18 Airachnid

Monday, July 23rd, 2012 12:03am CDT

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Takara Tomy has updated with new official images of Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve and AM-18 Airachnid with their respective Arms Microns. Images mirrored below.

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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve & AM-18 Airachnid (1403323)
Posted by Gearslide on July 23rd, 2012 @ 12:20am CDT
Thank Goodness Swerve is terrible and his Micron is poorly designed.



Wait, what's that? Swerve is awesome and so is his Micron? Darn. There goes my money.

And can I just buy those gold stickers on Airachnid's knees? Like, I don't want any of that except the stickers.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve & AM-18 Airachnid (1403326)
Posted by TulioDude on July 23rd, 2012 @ 12:24am CDT
Airachind looks good and Swerve is very intimidating looking.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve & AM-18 Airachnid (1403329)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on July 23rd, 2012 @ 12:31am CDT
Not feeling the love for Swerve. His head keeps reminding me of DOTM Leadfoot. Not crazy about his arms micron either; always preferred the 'Con ones with their animal forms than the humanoid Autobot microns. IMO, animal microns can still look decent even with the limited articulation of these basic model kits, but the humanoid ones look too stiff.

As for Airachnid, not even an arms micron and stickers can save this mold. That said, I do like her arms micron. Not putting down any cash on the main figure just to get the micron, though. These Takara versions aren't exactly cheap.

Someone wake me up when Breakdown's Silas version pops up.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve & AM-18 Airachnid (1403331)
Posted by xyl360 on July 23rd, 2012 @ 12:47am CDT
I may be giving Swerve's Arms Micron to Knockout :).

Airachnid definitely looks better through the power of stickers. I'm still hoping for a new mold though.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve & AM-18 Airachnid (1403340)
Posted by Autobot032 on July 23rd, 2012 @ 1:54am CDT
Swerve! Y U SO SUCK?!

He's an unfortunate redeco/remold. That mold will ALWAYS belong to Breakdown. You can tell it's Breakdown with a new head, whereas some redos have pwned the mold. Not so with this poor guy.

It's a shame, really, because the mold itself is awesome, just not in those colors and his Micron KICKS ASS.

All of it. Not just a little bit of it, but every danged inch of it.

Airachnid...eh...Hasbro did a better job, and her Micron is just unwieldy...
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve & AM-18 Airachnid (1403345)
Posted by Genocide G2.0 on July 23rd, 2012 @ 3:06am CDT
Still not a fan of the Airachnid mold but just those four little stickers help a lot especially on her face and i like the spider micron .

Swerve again another repaint that i just don't get but his micron is cool looking also more like the g1 target masters.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve & AM-18 Airachnid (1403366)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on July 23rd, 2012 @ 7:28am CDT
am i the only one who thinks his micron looks like the auto axe from fallout 3 the Pitt?
i think both look terrible.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve & AM-18 Airachnid (1403377)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 23rd, 2012 @ 8:13am CDT
Swerve looks just as I expected him to, so no really issues there.

Not even TakaraTomy can save the Airachnid mold. :roll:
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve & AM-18 Airachnid (1403392)
Posted by RhA on July 23rd, 2012 @ 8:55am CDT
Swerve.

He's like the granny-undies of the TF universe.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve & AM-18 Airachnid (1403398)
Posted by Gearslide on July 23rd, 2012 @ 9:26am CDT
Hold the phone...does the Airachnid mold have 2 new 5mm ports on either side just under the rotor fixture? If you got the Arms Micron version and a Hasbro version, you could actually make a passable spider mode using both sets of rotors placed in those ports...
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve & AM-18 Airachnid (1403406)
Posted by RAcast on July 23rd, 2012 @ 9:48am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Swerve looks just as I expected him to, so no really issues there.

Not even TakaraTomy can save the Airachnid mold. :roll:

They tried though. It already LOOKS better than the Hasbro version, and the micron is nice...but I feel like they should have spent their budget re-engineering her hands. =_=;
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve & AM-18 Airachnid (1403433)
Posted by Sodan-1 on July 23rd, 2012 @ 11:58am CDT
Swerve's head is kind of interesting in a cool way, but there's just no ignoring the fact that it's on Breakdown's body. Both Microns I like, but Takara's Airachnid is no improvement over the RiD version. Will probably skip both.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve & AM-18 Airachnid (1403451)
Posted by Rated X on July 23rd, 2012 @ 12:32pm CDT
It would be nice if they would take a break from the Prime stuff and show us how Takara plans to repaint the FOC Generations molds. Right now bruticus is hot, and people deserve to know what Takara has coming before wasting money on one of the other 3 versions that are available. It would also be nice to find out if the Shockwave I pre-ordered is going to be different from the newly released Hasbro version.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve & AM-18 Airachnid (1403453)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 23rd, 2012 @ 12:37pm CDT
Rated X wrote:It would be nice if they would take a break from the Prime stuff and show us how Takara plans to repaint the FOC Generations molds. Right now bruticus is hot, and people deserve to know what Takara has coming before wasting money on one of the other 3 versions that are available. It would also be nice to find out if the Shockwave I pre-ordered is going to be different from the newly released Hasbro version.
That's IF Takara does decide to release the FOC generations figures, as they didn't get the WFC video game in Japan and likely aren't getting FOC either. Shockwave is the only 2012 Generations figure they've announced a release of and it's gonna be a Prime toy for them. Their United toyline is only just now getting the PCC molds, so they're pretty behind in their releasing Generations Hasbro molds. Prime must be doing well in Japan if that seems to be their biggest focus right now.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve & AM-18 Airachnid (1403470)
Posted by Va'al on July 23rd, 2012 @ 1:21pm CDT
Hm.

No, and no. More for you guys!
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve & AM-18 Airachnid (1403483)
Posted by PrymeStriker on July 23rd, 2012 @ 2:05pm CDT
Ugh, the stickers make the Takara Airachnid look better. Here's hoping Reprolabels puts out a similar sticker sheet so I don't have to fold for the Takara version -.-

Swerve looks decent, but I won't be buying him. I don't want everyone in my TFP collection to have a repaint of one-another in some form. -.-
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve & AM-18 Airachnid (1403485)
Posted by Blurrz on July 23rd, 2012 @ 2:18pm CDT
That Micron scarab..
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve & AM-18 Airachnid (1403490)
Posted by xyl360 on July 23rd, 2012 @ 2:33pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:It would be nice if they would take a break from the Prime stuff and show us how Takara plans to repaint the FOC Generations molds. Right now bruticus is hot, and people deserve to know what Takara has coming before wasting money on one of the other 3 versions that are available. It would also be nice to find out if the Shockwave I pre-ordered is going to be different from the newly released Hasbro version.
That's IF Takara does decide to release the FOC generations figures, as they didn't get the WFC video game in Japan and likely aren't getting FOC either. Shockwave is the only 2012 Generations figure they've announced a release of and it's gonna be a Prime toy for them. Their United toyline is only just now getting the PCC molds, so they're pretty behind in their releasing Generations Hasbro molds. Prime must be doing well in Japan if that seems to be their biggest focus right now.

Yep, they didn't get the WfC game, but they still did the figures (and plenty of repaints of them as well) so I expect FoC to be no different.
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve & AM-18 Airachnid (1403691)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on July 24th, 2012 @ 7:35am CDT
Taking a closer look at the Microns, we now have another completed Super Combo Weapon, and a new Crystal color to deal with. But I can't find their names...
Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve & AM-18 Airachnid (1403717)
Posted by Rated X on July 24th, 2012 @ 9:20am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:It would be nice if they would take a break from the Prime stuff and show us how Takara plans to repaint the FOC Generations molds. Right now bruticus is hot, and people deserve to know what Takara has coming before wasting money on one of the other 3 versions that are available. It would also be nice to find out if the Shockwave I pre-ordered is going to be different from the newly released Hasbro version.
That's IF Takara does decide to release the FOC generations figures, as they didn't get the WFC video game in Japan and likely aren't getting FOC either. Shockwave is the only 2012 Generations figure they've announced a release of and it's gonna be a Prime toy for them. Their United toyline is only just now getting the PCC molds, so they're pretty behind in their releasing Generations Hasbro molds. Prime must be doing well in Japan if that seems to be their biggest focus right now.



They got all the WFC figures in the united line. I believe FOC Prime and Jazz were also getting a Takara release when I pre-ordered Shockwave. Im banking on them releasing the molds, because for the Japanese it's all about collecting figures, not playing video games.

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