New Takara Arms Micron Individual Releases

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  1. Lbsammills51

    Lbsammills51 Well-Known Member

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    BBTS just posted a ton of new preorders for stuff we knew about or heard this morning (the new United toys). Additionally, a bunch of individual Microns are listed for $7.99 a pop. Right now just listed as Micron A, B, C, etc. though three do appear to have names.

    Sorry if this has been posted elsewhere and I just missed it.

    New Import Transformer Prime & United Items at BigBadToyStore

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    Here are some of the individual Micron listings:

    http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK11429&mode=retail
    http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK11430&mode=retail
    http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK11432&mode=retail
    http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK11433&mode=retail
    http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK11434&mode=retail
     
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    Just preordered almost $100 worth of minicons. FML
     
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    Well preordered Airachnid.

    Tempted by Swerve and the Jet Vehicon as well...
     
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    What are Arms Micron?
     
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    Pre-ordered a smattering of AM Prime figures, but passed on the individual mini bots. With having to add stickers and the postule-like protusions on the figures the Takara Prime releases are less appealing, but there's just something about getting an extra bot to assemble that piques my interest with these. Also, hoping the paint job on AM-Knockout is better than the US release, which lacks the yellow on the wheels (shame-shame).

    These come unassembled on a plastic sprue-tree in the box with the figure, and you assemble them. They are essentially weapons that also turn into bots that the figures can then hold and/or attach to their bodies.
     
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    Arms Micron is one of two things: the name for the Prime line in Japan, and the name of the little minicons that each Prime toy comes with in Japan along with these individual releases we are seeing here (same with those gashopon releases of four different new minicons that come out in May or something).
     
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    Wait, hold on, so they're actually selling the Arms Microns from the full-sized figures individually? That could potentially be awesome, since that way we could get them and apply them to the Hasbro figures without sacrificing paint or contending with the horrible tumour-ports. Well, assuming these unnamed "A, B, C, etc..." Minicons are the same ones.
     
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    They could also be redecos (well, using the term loosely here since it'd amount to a different plastic color and maybe different stickers) of the original partner Arms Microns as well (Takara whored out the minicon molds far more than Hasbro did during the Unicron Trilogy), but unfortunately without pics we can only guess in the meantime as to what the hell these are.

    If they are the original partner minicons of the larger toys, it'll be nice for collectors who want to pick them up and not spend $30 on a deluxe or $50-60 on a Voyager, even if they are redecoes.
     
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    [That thing everyone always says about needing pics.]


    ZacWilliam, waiting...
     
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    I think Skywarp's minicon is called Bulo. We'll see if Baro is the final translation or if it does change to Bulo though.

    I agree, I have all of the minicons preordered and would like to know what they look like, but we still don't even know what the Arms Micron releases for this month will look like yet (in terms of differences from Hasbro, sticker layout and the finalized minicon partners for Arcee and Bulkhead) so I'm not holding my breath.
     
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    I went ahead and preordered all of them for now, once pics come out I'm sure I'll be dropping some of them.
     
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    Blind packed Micron Boosters?
     
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    Well, even if that's the case, I'd gladly take them, lazy redecos or not. The Arms Micron partners are probably the only Takara item I'd be willing to actually bother importing, and if they really are going to be available without the figures, that would seal the deal for me.
     
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    hahaha... that's really insane, but i love it... i may just check out some of yours later, or wait for pics... can't decide if these are really worth it when the 3rd party Target masters are coming out...
     
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    I don't know wtf those United figures are but I want them!
     
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    :lol  I feel sorry for the ppl who ordered the figures just for the microns now! :lol 
     

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