Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve Not Swoop

Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve Not Swoop

Thursday, April 12th, 2012 8:54am CDT

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Site sponsor Kapow Toys dropped by with some exciting news. They've listed two new pre-orders for Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron figures scheduled to arrive in August, AM-18 Arachnid and AM-17 Swoop! We got our first look at Deluxe Airachnid late last month, but this is the first we've heard of Voyager Swoop. Are the Dinobots headed for Transformers Prime?

Still no word on what character will fill the AM-15 and AM-16 slots.

Update: We have a correction to yesterday's news regarding Takara's Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17, due to a mistranslation. AM-17 (スワーブ) is actually Swerve rather than the previously reported Swoop. Sorry to dash your Dinobot dreams!

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I've double checked the info on some Japanese sites, and it has cleared: AM-17 is indeed Swerve, not Swoop. Easy mistake to make though, look at this, and watch the accents:

スワー = Suwaapu or "Swarp" -> Swoop
スワー = Suwaabu or "Swarb" -> Swerve

Next question: who could he be a repaint of, if he is a repaint?

Credit(s): JelZe GoldRabbit


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Re: Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve Not Swoop (1368288)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on April 12th, 2012 @ 9:09am CDT
I've double checked the info on some Japanese sites, and it has cleared: AM-17 is indeed Swerve, not Swoop. Easy mistake to make though, look at this, and watch the accents:

スワー = Suwaapu or "Swarp" -> Swoop
スワー = Suwaabu or "Swarb" -> Swerve

Next question: who could he be a repaint of, if he is a repaint?
Re: Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve Not Swoop (1368293)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 12th, 2012 @ 9:25am CDT
Prepare for a ton of blacklash from Dinobot fans. :P
Re: Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve Not Swoop (1368294)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on April 12th, 2012 @ 9:25am CDT
BUMBLEBEE! Another bumblebee repaint! :lol: Maybe wheeljack i expect. Or maybe knockout.
Re: Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve Not Swoop (1368299)
Posted by Volrathicus Baenimus on April 12th, 2012 @ 9:39am CDT
gavinfuzzy wrote:BUMBLEBEE! Another bumblebee repaint! :lol: Maybe wheeljack i expect. Or maybe knockout.


Its a voyager, so none of those.
Re: Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve Not Swoop (1368303)
Posted by Bounti76 on April 12th, 2012 @ 10:09am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I've double checked the info on some Japanese sites, and it has cleared: AM-17 is indeed Swerve, not Swoop. Easy mistake to make though, look at this, and watch the accents:

スワー = Suwaapu or "Swarp" -> Swoop
スワー = Suwaabu or "Swarb" -> Swerve

Next question: who could he be a repaint of, if he is a repaint?


If it's voyager, I would guess he's a repaint/retool of Breakdown. It would certainly fit in with his G1 altmode of being an offroad SUV. That's also assuming that Swerve would be an homage to the G1 Swerve.
Re: Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve Not Swoop (1368305)
Posted by Dead Metal on April 12th, 2012 @ 10:20am CDT
Volrathicus Baenimus wrote:
gavinfuzzy wrote:BUMBLEBEE! Another bumblebee repaint! :lol: Maybe wheeljack i expect. Or maybe knockout.


Its a voyager, so none of those.

This is Prime Swerve we're talking about, he could be one guy inhabiting two bodies, so it might be TWO Bumblebee repaints in one box! :P

On, holy hell, their names are almost identical in Japanese! :shock:
Re: Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve Not Swoop (1368307)
Posted by jmf243 on April 12th, 2012 @ 10:21am CDT
Bounti76 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I've double checked the info on some Japanese sites, and it has cleared: AM-17 is indeed Swerve, not Swoop. Easy mistake to make though, look at this, and watch the accents:

スワー = Suwaapu or "Swarp" -> Swoop
スワー = Suwaabu or "Swarb" -> Swerve

Next question: who could he be a repaint of, if he is a repaint?


If it's voyager, I would guess he's a repaint/retool of Breakdown. It would certainly fit in with his G1 altmode of being an offroad SUV. That's also assuming that Swerve would be an homage to the G1 Swerve.



My guess is most definitely a red Autobot repaint of Breakdown with a new head.
Re: Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve Not Swoop (1368381)
Posted by Hypershock on April 12th, 2012 @ 2:21pm CDT
Maybe Bulkhead? or Breakdown? hmmm
Re: Transformers Prime Arms Micron AM-17 Swerve Not Swoop (1368398)
Posted by phase on April 12th, 2012 @ 3:36pm CDT
If it was a deluxe it could have been that head retool of Ratchet we saw a while back. Since it's Voyager, I'm betting Breakdown too.

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