Further Info on Targetmaster Micron Campaign in Japan

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Ricochet, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. Ricochet

    Ricochet The Nerve Hammer

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    http://www.takaratomy.co.jp/products/TF/event/micron_01.html

    Recoil: Freebie for who bought United item over 3,000yen at TRU Japan. distribution starts at Jan. 1.

    Fracas: Freebie for who bought United item over 3,000yen at Bic Camera and Yodobashi Camera. distribution starts at Dec. 28.

    Haywire: Detail coming soon.
     
  2. Bumblethumper

    Bumblethumper old misery guts

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    Takara, doing what they can to make up for the lack of targetmasters on Kup, Scourge, and Blurr.

    Looks like they had to settle for PCC minicon repaints.
     
  3. Digilaut

    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    I have to say it's a smart way of re-using the PCC Minicons!
     
  4. E. C. R. Former

    E. C. R. Former Is probably insane...

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    Hmm. I'm going to be in Japan from Dec. 21st to Jan. 2nd. I might try to check this out. Well OK, Recoil might be impossible since TRU will probably be closed on the 1st. And I don't even know which United figures will be out at that time yet. Oh well, I might as well browse at the Yodobashi main store in Yokohama on the 28th.
     
  5. Th0r4z1n3

    Th0r4z1n3 The F*cking Lizard King! Veteran

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    Yea I'm all for this, now I just gotta find a way to get ahold of them at a decent price.
     
  6. C.W. McConvoy

    C.W. McConvoy 破壊大帝

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    Ugh, if only those stupid new mailing to the US laws hadn't gone into effect I could ask friend over there to pick these up.
     
  7. ExVeeBrawn

    ExVeeBrawn Three dollar Nazi

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    ...so, you're suggesting that on the one day Toys R Us will be offering these premium Mini-Cons, the stores will actually be closed...?

    Uh.
     
  8. E. C. R. Former

    E. C. R. Former Is probably insane...

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    I was under the impression from the description that the campaign was going to go on for several weeks. I dunno, its been about a year since I've last been in Japan and maybe TRU is open on New Year. Either way, I seriously doubt I'll be getting all three of them anyway: 3000 yen worth of United figures means getting at least two figures. Heck, the only United figure I can see myself getting is Wreck-Gar (scheduled to be released 12/26/2010) who alone will be short of Y3000.
     
  9. Mighty.Maximal

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    Buy a desirable character with a different colour scheme and then sell it. and also check as they might actually be a bit of wiggle on what you can buy it might apply to other Transformers and not just 'United' stuff.

    If anyone got Blurr and the Powercore Combiners perhaps someone can mock up what they might look like (obviously not the same colour).

    Which goes with which character anyway I'd guess the rocket box would look better with KUP and the gun with Blurr.
     
  10. Squallte

    Squallte Summoner of Shiva

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    So are these the final colors (Grey/Black) or is it just greyed out till they get released? I may see what these go for on ebay when they come out. I wounder if they will continue this for a bit or if it will only be these 3? I would love to get another Axor repaint!
     
  11. Shelfwarmercon

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    Black and gray seem to be the actual colors; the Micron in the middle's got a red face.
     
  12. Acteon

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    I'm actually quite thankful that these are just repaints, I would have been gutted if they had been new molds.

    I'll stick with the upcoming Fansproject Sidearm figure.
     
  13. Quixote_Prime

    Quixote_Prime is missed.

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    So,

    From left to right on the link

    = Airlift (from Skyhammer) = ?

    Fracas = Chainclaw mold (from Icepick) = Bombburst (from Salvage)

    ? = ?

    Argh! Tak you are making me care about PCC!
     
  14. Omegatron Prime

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    I think i'm gonna need all of these; i'm loving targetmasters of late :)  Definately gonna pick up fansproject sidearm too. Nice work Takara!
     
  15. guard convoy

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    ok, how in the hell are classics figures suppose to hold these?
     
  16. Scaleface

    Scaleface TFW2005 Supporter

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    Might be remolded to have handes in place of their mini-con ports, or maybe they come with pins that fit into the mini-con ports that become 5mm pins?
     
  17. jestermon

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    This is odd to me, the Japanese releasing these as masters and not giving them their anime color schemes.

    I have realized the solid plastic doesn't do it for me and my minicons, I like Beacon ok, but he is my least favorite.

    Still, these would have been neat if they would have had their actual colors.
     
  18. Scantron

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    Fracas (middle) has a 5 mm peg on his back, so virtually any modern figure can use him. Most of the other currently available PCC Minicons have at least one 5 mm peg on them somewhere that could be used as a handle. Not sure about Recoil, though.
     
  19. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    what is the release scedule for the united stuff?
     
  20. Drift

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    Need to find a middle man to buy United WFC Cliffjumper and Bumblebee for me at one of these stores so i can get one of these targetmasters and Some united figures. :) 
     

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