Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-01 to AM-06 and MP-11 Starscream 2.0 In-Package Images
Monday, March 26th, 2012 11:19pm CDTCategories: Toy News, Sponsor News
Posted by: El Duque Views: 32,638
- AM-01 Optimus Prime
- AM-02 Bumblebee
- AM-03 Cliffjumper
- AM-04 Ratchet
- AM-05 Megatron
- AM-06 Skywarp
These images give us a good look at the Arms Micron figures, which as previously reported do come on sprues requiring assembly, and the stickers sheets.
MP-11 Starscream Version 2.0 - all Robotkingdom orders will come with the commemorative coin.
This article was last modified on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 7:18am CDT
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Posted by RX93 on March 26th, 2012 @ 11:37pm CDT
Posted by Mkall on March 26th, 2012 @ 11:52pm CDT
Posted by grimdragon2001 on March 27th, 2012 @ 12:07am CDT
as for the minicons, come on hasbro, blindbag and put these things out individually
Posted by Sodan-1 on March 27th, 2012 @ 3:31am CDT
And how naked does he look without the stickers? I agree with what grimdragon2001 says about giving customizers the option to do the figures right, but when you're paying premium for these Takara versions I'd like it to be right straight out of the box.
Posted by NamelessOne on March 27th, 2012 @ 7:25am CDT
Posted by freaky777 on March 27th, 2012 @ 8:55am CDT
Posted by CrimsonPrime on March 27th, 2012 @ 8:59am CDT
1) Box packaging - Seriously we cant even see what we buy!? I mean I know you can ask the store employee to open it but it will just be annoying for them and for us to have them open it up for each of the deluxes -.-...
2) Minicon building - Wow serious!? Now we even need to start building our own TF(s)? I am utterly speechless...
3) Stickers - We even need to put the stickers ourself!? Wanna know why I rarely buy gundams? Because I hate putting stickers. If you mess up just a tidbit it would look horrible on the figure -_-...
4) Overprice - So we pay for this figures with alot of money and let's see what we have to put up. Cant see the figure,we have to build the minicon ourselves and finally we need to apply stickers!?
Well it's official people. Takara is finally getting dumber than Hasbro. I totally didnt expect this to happen so soon...
PS : R.I.P Takara. You had your good moments. We will miss ya.
Posted by Counterpunch on March 27th, 2012 @ 9:18am CDT
Posted by Samsonator on March 27th, 2012 @ 9:21am CDT
That said, all the official images still make these stickers look like crap.
I'm also really not liking how the characters' individual weapons available in the Hasbro releases are seemingly absent from these releases in favour of Microns who transform into something vaguely resembling the character's onscreen weapon. This poses problems especially for the types who dual wield.
Take Ratchet, for example. US Figure comes with two blade weapons, Japanese comes with one, granted that one is also a Micron, but if you want to have him with two blades, you either need to buy a second one, or wait to see if these things eventually do get a Micron Booster or similar release.
Takara, I'm all for a company taking a property they've been dealing with for many years and doing something different with it, but this whole thing just screams bad idea to me. I hardly think this is a move that's going to spell downfall for either the brand, or the company, but I just hope they get through this quickly so we can all forget about it, and move on.
Posted by freaky777 on March 27th, 2012 @ 10:05am CDT
2. Weapons (Not coming with the Hasbro ones)
3. The port holes aka Craters
Even though Im getting all the Takara's ones, I feel that this is a missed opportunity for them too. Microns ftw though.
Posted by Midnight_Fox on March 27th, 2012 @ 10:59am CDT
On the one hand, I buy so many unassembled figures already(wargames, Lego, Halo megabloks, Kreo), I feel a bit hypocritical for not liking the fact that I need to assemble them.
On the other hand, other than the aforementioned Kreo sets, it's not something I'm used to doing for my Transformers collection, so I fell like it's something that should have been done at the factory.
As for the sticker, IF I ever end up buying this Skywarp, he's ending up on the painting table between whatever batches of Skaven I'm working on at that time.
Posted by xyl360 on March 27th, 2012 @ 11:14am CDT
As for having to assemble the microns, it's not a deal breaker for me. They look quite simple so it should be on par with building Fansproject's Superion armor to put it in combined mode (which was quite easy).
Posted by noodles2go on March 27th, 2012 @ 11:54am CDT
Posted by El Duque on March 27th, 2012 @ 1:28pm CDT
Posted by sky_fire12 on March 27th, 2012 @ 1:36pm CDT
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on March 27th, 2012 @ 1:55pm CDT
Still, all I have right now is the green version. The G1 colored version of that was just never different enough for me to go out and buy ... in that respect the iGear one was tempting. But this one is even moreso.
I wonder how this compares to their first prototype. The prototype for this version showed all new sculpted parts on an existing toy, so they must be different.
edit: for your consideration ... MP Starscream version 1:
So it looks like it's mostly just the first version. Except for, maybe, the feet. Even the null rays look like they were from version 1 Starscream.
Posted by necr0blivion on March 27th, 2012 @ 2:07pm CDT
Posted by Kibble on March 27th, 2012 @ 2:17pm CDT
Also curious if there's been any improvement to the wing hinge. Those pieces were too damn fragile on the other versions.
Also pt II why is Sunstorm cheaper than Starscream on yahobby.com? Weird...
Posted by Dead Metal on March 27th, 2012 @ 3:16pm CDT
Other than that and the lack of weapons I like everything about these, the packaging is awesome.
I may pick up some of the Micron boosters if they are also unassembled.
Posted by Sodan-1 on March 27th, 2012 @ 3:25pm CDT