Takara "Exclusive" DOTM Voyager Prime, Arcee, Air Raid, Sideswipe, Vortex at BigBadToyStore!

Takara "Exclusive" DOTM Voyager Prime, Arcee, Air Raid, Sideswipe, Vortex at BigBadToyStore!

Monday, May 16th, 2011 3:01pm CDT

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US fans have been getting antsy for a few weeks with no easy way to preorder some of the exclusive Dark of the Moon figures not yet confirmed for the US: Voyager Optimus Prime with Trailer, Arcee, Air Raid, Vortex, and an apparently shiny silver Sideswipe.

Well, site sponsor BigBadToyStore has come through with listings for each one:

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DA-03 Optimus Prime with MechTech Trailer

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DA-08 Sideswipe

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DA-11 Arcee

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DA-12 Air Raid

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DD-06 Vortex

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Re: Takara "Exclusive" DOTM Voyager Prime, Arcee, Air Raid, Sideswipe, Vortex at BigBadToyStore! (1223235)
Posted by Road-hole on May 16th, 2011 @ 3:44pm CDT
Sideswipe looks a million times better when he's actually painted, but it's too bad I can't afford to import him. I may just spray paint him myself.

Why does Japan always get the good stuff? Damn you Hasbro for being cheap!!!
Re: Takara "Exclusive" DOTM Voyager Prime, Arcee, Air Raid, Sideswipe, Vortex at BigBadToyStore! (1223241)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on May 16th, 2011 @ 3:51pm CDT
Road-hole wrote:Sideswipe looks a million times better when he's actually painted, but it's too bad I can't afford to import him. I may just spray paint him myself.

Why does Japan always get the good stuff? Damn you Hasbro for being cheap!!!


You should damn retailers for refusing to sell more expensive/intricately painted figures, and damn parents for not being able to afford $40 deluxes, and collectors for not buying more. If Hasbro could get away with charging more to provide more paint apps, they would.
Re: Takara "Exclusive" DOTM Voyager Prime, Arcee, Air Raid, Sideswipe, Vortex at BigBadToyStore! (1223254)
Posted by OlivusPrime on May 16th, 2011 @ 4:12pm CDT
If this Sideswipe really is silver, it looks like I'll be importing him. I think I'm one of the few who are okay with the plain paint job, but I don't think anyone can deny that silver paint would make the toy a thousand times better.

Just looking at ROTF Sideswipe today, I can't imagine it looking any good without silver paint.
Re: Takara "Exclusive" DOTM Voyager Prime, Arcee, Air Raid, Sideswipe, Vortex at BigBadToyStore! (1223337)
Posted by RiddlerJ on May 16th, 2011 @ 5:55pm CDT
Does anyone know what that Prime trailer does besides simply opening up?
Re: Takara "Exclusive" DOTM Voyager Prime, Arcee, Air Raid, Sideswipe, Vortex at BigBadToyStore! (1223343)
Posted by dragons on May 16th, 2011 @ 6:04pm CDT
Does anyone know what that Prime trailer does besides simply opening up?


soter 2 deluxe figures maybe 1 voyager if small enough put crap load of crapy mech tech weapons on it inside & out thts it.

only preorder this version dont want leader class prime this one is better than us voyager prime
Re: Takara "Exclusive" DOTM Voyager Prime, Arcee, Air Raid, Sideswipe, Vortex at BigBadToyStore! (1223443)
Posted by Road-hole on May 16th, 2011 @ 9:04pm CDT
Razorclaw0000 wrote:
Road-hole wrote:Sideswipe looks a million times better when he's actually painted, but it's too bad I can't afford to import him. I may just spray paint him myself.

Why does Japan always get the good stuff? Damn you Hasbro for being cheap!!!


You should damn retailers for refusing to sell more expensive/intricately painted figures, and damn parents for not being able to afford $40 deluxes, and collectors for not buying more. If Hasbro could get away with charging more to provide more paint apps, they would.


They had no problem painting RoTF Sideswipe silver and selling him for 10-13 bucks at retailers.
Re: Takara "Exclusive" DOTM Voyager Prime, Arcee, Air Raid, Sideswipe, Vortex at BigBadToyStore! (1223612)
Posted by Michael Alex Kawa on May 17th, 2011 @ 4:29am CDT
I hope Vortex comes out here ,or i should just buy him from Japan :CON: .Yes the Sideswipe looks better :BOT: ,Hasbro will regeret NOT PAINTING HIM #-o ,he will not sell ,even to kids ,when they have so many better choices :-B .
Re: Takara "Exclusive" DOTM Voyager Prime, Arcee, Air Raid, Sideswipe, Vortex at BigBadToyStore! (1223647)
Posted by tekering on May 17th, 2011 @ 6:46am CDT
If this Sideswipe really is silver, it looks like I'll be importing him.


It's not. We've got all the new DOTM toys here at Toys 'R' Us in Okayama (including the Takara-exclusive Optimus Prime), and Sideswipe is as ugly and unpainted as the Hasbro release. :sad:

Don't believe the hype. :-x
Re: Takara "Exclusive" DOTM Voyager Prime, Arcee, Air Raid, Sideswipe, Vortex at BigBadToyStore! (1223703)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on May 17th, 2011 @ 8:38am CDT
tekering wrote:
If this Sideswipe really is silver, it looks like I'll be importing him.


It's not. We've got all the new DOTM toys here at Toys 'R' Us in Okayama (including the Takara-exclusive Optimus Prime), and Sideswipe is as ugly and unpainted as the Hasbro release. :sad:

Don't believe the hype. :-x


Can you post some pics?

I can get in touch with Joel at BBTS and forewarn him when everyone cancels their preorder.
Re: Takara "Exclusive" DOTM Voyager Prime, Arcee, Air Raid, Sideswipe, Vortex at BigBadToyStore! (1223733)
Posted by tekering on May 17th, 2011 @ 9:40am CDT
I could take some pictures and upload them in about fourteen hours' time...
Re: Takara "Exclusive" DOTM Voyager Prime, Arcee, Air Raid, Sideswipe, Vortex at BigBadToyStore! (1223817)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on May 17th, 2011 @ 11:41am CDT
Please do. I'll definitely try to news it, and hopefully it will save a lot of people a lot of money.
Re: Takara "Exclusive" DOTM Voyager Prime, Arcee, Air Raid, Sideswipe, Vortex at BigBadToyStore! (1224229)
Posted by tekering on May 17th, 2011 @ 9:45pm CDT
Here it is, the incontrovertible proof you requested. Spread the word.

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I've seen them in Kobe, and I've seen them in Okayama -- DA-08 Sideswipe is as dull grey as his Hasbro counterpart. Only the stickers on the front and bottom of the package separate the Japanese release from the US version.
Re: Takara "Exclusive" DOTM Voyager Prime, Arcee, Air Raid, Sideswipe, Vortex at BigBadToyStore! (1224509)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on May 18th, 2011 @ 10:58am CDT
Thanks to Seibertron.com member tekering, we now have first hand confirmation that Takara's Darkside Moon Sideswipe is the same flat gray as the domestic release.

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tekering wrote:I've seen them in Kobe, and I've seen them in Okayama -- DA-08 Sideswipe is as dull grey as his Hasbro counterpart. Only the stickers on the front and bottom of the package separate the Japanese release from the US version.


Seibertron.com is your source for the latest Dark of the Moon news!
Re: Takara "Exclusive" DOTM Voyager Prime, Arcee, Air Raid, Sideswipe, Vortex at BigBadToyStore! (1224513)
Posted by Bonecrusher27 on May 18th, 2011 @ 11:08am CDT
Road-hole wrote:They had no problem painting RoTF Sideswipe silver and selling him for 10-13 bucks at retailers.


Exactly! I was thinking WTH was going on when they would not even paint Sideswipe his characteristic colour. Which to be honest, is one reason I'm sure many of us fell in love with the character. Unless the movie Sideswipe if he's in there has somehow become white. Though why they'd take a step down for his iconic look is beyond me.

It can't be that difficult to paint, unless they decided they wanted to average out the total cost of production as low as they could.

Out of curiosity, did anyone not buy him because he wasn't silver? I know a few here have actually stated they don't mind.
Re: Takara "Exclusive" DOTM Voyager Prime, Arcee, Air Raid, Sideswipe, Vortex at BigBadToyStore! (1224518)
Posted by Bonecrusher27 on May 18th, 2011 @ 11:13am CDT
Wait an effin minute! Is that the same unipedal Arcee that we saw in ROTF? I would have thought they'd make something nicer like the first movie Arcee. That picture shows it to be more symmetrical than the grotesque monstrosity that was the ROTF version though. Anyone know more about this figure?
Re: Takara "Exclusive" DOTM Voyager Prime, Arcee, Air Raid, Sideswipe, Vortex at BigBadToyStore! (1224540)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 18th, 2011 @ 11:50am CDT
Bonecrusher27 wrote:Wait an effin minute! Is that the same unipedal Arcee that we saw in ROTF? I would have thought they'd make something nicer like the first movie Arcee. That picture shows it to be more symmetrical than the grotesque monstrosity that was the ROTF version though. Anyone know more about this figure?


It's a barely altered RotF Chromia:

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Re: Takara "Exclusive" DOTM Voyager Prime, Arcee, Air Raid, Sideswipe, Vortex at BigBadToyStore! (1224542)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on May 18th, 2011 @ 11:53am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Bonecrusher27 wrote:Wait an effin minute! Is that the same unipedal Arcee that we saw in ROTF? I would have thought they'd make something nicer like the first movie Arcee. That picture shows it to be more symmetrical than the grotesque monstrosity that was the ROTF version though. Anyone know more about this figure?


It's a barely altered RotF Chromia:


Barely altered, to homage TF:Prime Arcee! I love homages!
Re: Takara "Exclusive" DOTM Voyager Prime, Arcee, Air Raid, Sideswipe, Vortex at BigBadToyStore! (1224543)
Posted by OlivusPrime on May 18th, 2011 @ 11:55am CDT
I guess Hasbro spent their painting budget on Deluxe Roadbuster's vehicle mode.

Oh well. No huge importing prices for me!
Re: Takara "Exclusive" DOTM Voyager Prime, Arcee, Air Raid, Sideswipe, Vortex at BigBadToyStore! (1224553)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 18th, 2011 @ 12:11pm CDT
Razorclaw0000 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Bonecrusher27 wrote:Wait an effin minute! Is that the same unipedal Arcee that we saw in ROTF? I would have thought they'd make something nicer like the first movie Arcee. That picture shows it to be more symmetrical than the grotesque monstrosity that was the ROTF version though. Anyone know more about this figure?


It's a barely altered RotF Chromia:


Barely altered, to homage TF:Prime Arcee! I love homages!


An homage to a figure that hasn't been released yet? The Prime definition of a Time Paradox.
Re: Takara "Exclusive" DOTM Voyager Prime, Arcee, Air Raid, Sideswipe, Vortex at BigBadToyStore! (1224559)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on May 18th, 2011 @ 12:19pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Razorclaw0000 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Bonecrusher27 wrote:Wait an effin minute! Is that the same unipedal Arcee that we saw in ROTF? I would have thought they'd make something nicer like the first movie Arcee. That picture shows it to be more symmetrical than the grotesque monstrosity that was the ROTF version though. Anyone know more about this figure?


It's a barely altered RotF Chromia:


Barely altered, to homage TF:Prime Arcee! I love homages!


An homage to a figure that hasn't been released yet? The Prime definition of a Time Paradox.


Yes, it's badass. It's all there: the richer blue, the light pink, the white, the blade...

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