Arms Micron Gum - New AM Candy Toy

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  1. Ricochet

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    Are we actually sure there were ever "gashapon" Arms Microns in the first place? To date, there has been no release of the Microns where they were ever pre-assembled, not even the Shadow promotional figures (note I'm talking strictly about the new molds here, not the promotional figures borrowed from Power Core Combiners) and those mold sprues are far too large even for the biggest gashapon capsules.

    I think this might have been the method of release all along. It matches the HLJ listing, even the set of 10.

    Transformer Prime Arms Micron: 1 Box (10pcs) | HobbyLink Japan

    EDIT: I just noticed the difference in release date, August for the Amazon set versus June for the HLJ set. So I'll just be over here, utterly confused. Now I really want to know how the June "gashapon" set turns out.
     
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    I'm so confused, too. I noticed the amazon jp listing while updating the Resources page. TakTom's official site shows the gashapon ones and it's ¥200, with the colour variants of Gob and Zad. The ones at amazon jp is in a candy toy form and ¥300 each....I can see no point of this, even if it's easier to collect the ones you want.
     
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    Regardless, there's precedent. Remember - Bandai released *slightly different* KR Fourze switches the same way, and it's clear TakTom is trying to get a slice of that release channel...
     
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    Yeah if Gob ans Zad are black/grey ones I might have considered Gum version. I really don't want the pink ones :( 
     
  8. Ricochet

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    Gashapon version AM is released just yesterday or so. my friend got them via domestic shop.
     
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    Wait... First they were supposed to be released May 30th. Then someone says they got delayed. Then we see August. Now they DID get released on May 30th as originally planned??
     
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    I have a seller in Japan that I preordered these from and he said he just got them and shipped them yesterday,

     
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    So BBTS should be getting them soon.
     
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    I think what is happening is there are two ways to obtain the Gashapon figures.
    1 - Capsule toys like we have all been expecting, and
    2 - as boxed toys with gum

    This has happened before, remember Kabaya has released earlier Microns with gum and candy before. That being said, the Kabaya toys were all slightly retooled. So, the Micron completists might want to pick up both versions (if that is what is going to happen) and check for differences.

    Or,

    The new Amazon Japan is incorrect and the 8/20 release is for the first wave of AM's to be sold at retail as individuals.

    we shall see
     
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    The gashapons have likely been released or are close to release, as they were just advertised on that Tokyo Girls Style segment they have at the end of every episode.
     

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