Japanese TRU campaign Micron

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  1. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    For the first 10 purchasers of new Henkei Henkei (classics) series at TRU stores.

    Its name is Skyglide, repaint of Steelwind (clear sky team). It's a red Micron, apparent homage to Powerglide.

    credit Autobase Aichi (source; Figure-oh magazine);
    http://www.ipc-tokai.or.jp/cgi-bin/a-nikki.cgi?snakas
     
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  2. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    I like these mini-con repaints. but their soo exspensive.
     
  3. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    *sigh* I have long realized I will never own these exclusive Microns, but it still sucks so hard!!!:( 
     
  4. Trek

    Trek Well-Known Member

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    Yeah with all the complaints about the BC exclusives it bears remembering how difficult some exclusives really are to get hold of.
     
  5. WhiteMocha

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    Awww, crap.... I knew this was going to happen. I collect A-10 molds, and was relieved that Steelwind wasn't one of the repainted Japanese-only ones. But now he is, only in a MORE limited fashion.

    Can't say for sure till I see the price it commands, but I might have to let this one go. Good thing there is a giant, cool-looking, affordable Powerglide right around the corner, to soften the blow. :p 

    (Boy, he's pretty much gonna look JUST like my avatar, huh? Double crap.)
     
  6. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Good point there WhiteMocha, and I needed a pic for the frontpage story :) 

    Sounds pretty cool, though a pain to track one down.
     
  7. Lupis Convoy

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    Damn I want... so bad. I still need two of the clear Galaxy Force Microns too.
     
  8. WhiteMocha

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    Hahaha!!! I'm honored, to have my avatar attached to the story. Heh heh.

    Boy, I guess that seals the deal... now I HAVE to get one. :) 

    (I'm actually quite fond of the Steelwind mold, and not just because it's an A-10. I think it's one of the more clever designs among the Classics minicons; his alt mode is actually the most accurate A-10 ever in a Transformers line, and his robot mode's hilarious clown feet give him great stability among minicons. He's even got little slide-out fists, a feature they TOTALLY could have cheaped-out on and left out.)
     
  9. airfox

    airfox TF: Cybertronian Wars!

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    What? So far no one has compared this to Universe Classics Powerglide and said how much better Takara is compared to Hasbro? :D 

    I'll await for pics, but from the description this could be a neat repaint. Sadly his exclusive status means I'll probably never get him.

    -airfox
     
  10. Hiro Prime

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    A-10 fan... check
    Mini-con collector... check
    Need to buy this figure... double check.

    Guess I need to find this figure now.
     
  11. Railguard

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    Huh, well if he is from the mini con team then I'm not too interested. I never really did understand the whole mini con thing with the connecting and giving extra power and things to the larger robots.
     
  12. rikkomba

    rikkomba Retired Minicon Guru

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    Watch "First Encounter" a couple times, then...
     
  13. flywheels

    flywheels Decepticon Assault Team Veteran

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    Wonder how many will surface on various auction sites? Dragoyell certainly didn't pop up that often after he was released...
     
  14. cobra zartan

    cobra zartan Think's He's a Detective.

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    dragoyell you had to mail in to recieve and was limited to 2000, I say give it a week and you will find tons of this mircon
     
  15. rikkomba

    rikkomba Retired Minicon Guru

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    Probably yes, because the other 3 Classic minicon repaint before Dragoyell are quite easy to find. Dragoyell is a pain in the ass, but with 2000 made I refuse to pay too much for it...
     
  16. flywheels

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    So when exactly are the Henkei toys being released in Japan? Gotta know so I can start looking for this Micron...
     
  17. SydneyY

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    Well, technically, this micron should be limited to about 1480. (148 TRU stores nationwide x 10) But I hear some TRUs don't really sell TFs anymore, so the total could be less.
     
  18. cobra zartan

    cobra zartan Think's He's a Detective.

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    Great thanks syd, now I gotta send a few emails to make sure I dont miss out like I did on dragoyell
     
  19. rdarkstream

    rdarkstream Minicon lover

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    i paid 200 for mine, when it was going for 300 easy. Someone put a bin on it.

    Sadly if i had known i could have gotten it for 100. Only if.

    Oh and i hope you give me props for helping you with the minicon thing :D 
     
  20. Omegatron

    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    Dragoyell and Lucky Draw Flame Convoy are the only dragons missing in my collection, so I know how much this will suck for the A-10 collectors out there.

    -Tony!
     

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