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Dark of the Moon Air Raid in hand Images

Posted on 05-14-2011 at 04:27 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
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2005 Boards member Masabon has shared with us some in hand images of the confirmed Japan-only Dark of the Moon Air Raid. The back of the packaging lacks the Hasbro branding, which is a very strong indication that this Revenge of the Fallen Thrust remold with added MechTech points is a Japan exclusive release. He's a pretty sharp looking Autobot with three MechTech weapon points - one on the back of the jet which becomes his right arm in robot mode, and two beneath the wings. Masabon has also provided us with a copy of Air Raid's bio, complete with an unfortunate typo from Takara-Tomy:

Airlaid is one of the most skillful soldiers among Autobots. He prefers to fly into the middle of the enemy rather than shoot-out from a distance. His technique for firefighting breaks enemy lines and finds a way out for victory.


Additionally, Masabon confirms that the golden MechTech weapons promotion at Toys R Us Japan is limited to 10,000 pieces, and that each Toys R Us has 100 pieces in stock.

Read on to check out Masabon's images.
Views: 9,033 / Credit: Masabon of the 2005 Boards!

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03Mach1
Jealous.
eagc7
*sees thread*

*walks away and crys*
Masabon




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AUTOBOT AIR RAID

AIRLAID IS ONE OF THE MOST SKILFUL SOLDIERS AMONG AUTOBOTS.
HE PREFERS TO FLY INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE ENEMY RATHER THAN
SHOOT-OUT FROM A DISTANCE.
HIS TECHNIQUE FOR FIREFIGHTING BREAKS ENEMY LINES AND FINDS
A WAY OUT FOR VICTORY.

MECHTECH
BLASTER
CONVERTS TO SHOT CANNON!

STRENGTH: 5
INTELLIGENCE: 7
SPEED: 9
ENOURANCE: 7
RANK: 5
COURAGE: 10
FIREBLAST: 8
SKILL: 7
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The name of AIRRAID is listed in the package back side of the AIR RAID with AIRLAID. Probably I think that it is a misprint.
Masabon









I introduce a photograph of AIRRAID.
Mayhem_Prime
are air-raid and vortex going to be japan releases only?
Masabon
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Originally Posted by Mayhem_Prime View Post
are air-raid and vortex going to be japan releases only?

AIRRAID and ARCEE are items for Japanese markets.
I compared the back side of the package.There is not the right notation of companies such as HASBRO in AIRRAID.There is only logo mark of TAKARATOMY and PARAMOUNT in a package.I do not know the existence of vortex. A release schedule after next month is undetermined in Japan.
Heat Guy
Oh man that Air Raid is sexy.
Wheeljack_Prime
Hasbro, release Air Raid stateside. kthnxbai.
Cheem The Rup
congrats for the haul
Roufuss
Is this the first we've heard about Air Raid?

None on Ebay, none at the usual TF import stores... that thing is awesome, I definitely gotta grab one somehow.
miscreant
I do like the color blocking on Air-Raid.

Can't see Hasbro passing up the chance to squeeze a few more cents from the mold tho.

Store exclusive down the line?


Probably with another Chromia repaint.

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Originally Posted by Roufuss View Post
Is this the first we've heard about Air Raid?

None on Ebay, none at the usual TF import stores... that thing is awesome, I definitely gotta grab one somehow.
We first saw it a few months back along with a repainted Tomahawk that appears to Vortex.
rizuan76
Normally I don't dig repaints but for this one, It's not too bad plus that chromed mechtech weapon looks bling bling sexy.

Tnank you Masabon san for sharing the pixs & info.
The 12th Prime
That is very nice looking. I'm impressed a very good use of the breakaway mold.
RedAlert Rescue
Does the Japanese SUV "Dread" have a long finger or not ? or short like the Hasbro one ?
Skyclaw
WOW all of this looks like junk! very bland, not paint detail and looks like a cheap KO. Will pass and spend money on 3rd party stuff like FP and PE and CD.
Fit For natalie
Thanks for the pics and information, masabon!

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Originally Posted by Skyclaw View Post
WOW all of this looks like junk! very bland, not paint detail and looks like a cheap KO. Will pass and spend money on 3rd party stuff like FP and PE and CD.
I hope you appreciate the irony of spending hundreds of dollars on "third party" toys whilst complaining about the lack of paint on $10-$30 toys.
PoweredConvoy
Air Raid and Arcee (blue Chromia) were said to be Japanese exclusives. So don't expect them from Hasbro.

Randy
Screamingjet
Is it a good use of a re-mold? Yes.

Is it a decent colour scheme? For the most part- it COULD use work.

Do I think "Air Raid" when I see this guy? No.

Heck between the colour scheme and the crossbow-esque weapon they could have even gotten away with Scattorshot.

Honestly- change the 'bot logos for 'Con's and I'm personally seeing Ramjet more than anything else.

Thats just my though.
Barricade24
I want that Air Raid.
flywheels
I already pre-ordered Vortex, but now I'm thinking I want Air Raid! Love the addition of the trading cards. Any chance you would part with those Masabon?
Insane Galvatron
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Originally Posted by miscreant View Post
We first saw it a few months back along with a repainted Tomahawk that appears to Vortex.
Now I'm worried we won't see Vortex stateside either. He's the only one of those we saw that I really want.
thecollector
Air raid looks so cool!
Mayhem_Prime
i need a vortex to cpmplete 2 characters, i need the head to put on tomahawk to make his change to Tracer complete and then making a new head for the vortex body to make whirl.
SideswipePrime
cool! since i dont have breakaway i just might get this
Railguard
It has a really cool paint job but I will only pick it up if there is nothing else to get and also providing there is anything to get.
AllSpark Ferret
Does the Takara version of deluxe Crankcase have the fingers cut off, like the Hasbro version?
Megatronsupreme
Originally Posted by Skyclaw View Post
WOW all of this looks like junk! very bland, not paint detail and looks like a cheap KO. Will pass and spend money on 3rd party stuff like FP and PE and CD.

I don't waste my money on 3rd party shit to me it is Copyright infringement like the targetroids even the Fans project bruticus parts were copy right infringement that is why I won't buy those even to up grade.Sorry people I am still to hasbro/Takara I am a big supporter for them & non supporter of 3rd part products
catz
@masabon: Beside prime, is there any difference between takara & hasbro release except the fact that they came packed with a collector's card?
Ribieconvoy
Doesn't look like we're missing out on too much with Air Raid. MechTech weapons look neat in chrome though. Although I can't help but look at that "Look for Transformers Prime" advertisement on the packaging and think they're planning on releasing those guys before August.
Kaboom Red
Not a fan of the mold but man Air Raid sure has a nice mug.
Infosaur
At first I was like, "No WAY! Japan's getting an exclusive Air Raid with this line!? While we get stuck with a dozen new Bumble Bees."

Then I saw it was a repaint of Thrust and I was like, "heh, I already have that mold! Awesome."

The old "Monkey-foot" Jet's pretty badass though. Some articulation issues but not bad.
Strategist
Looking at the colors I think Fireflight would be a better name.
Air Raid was black. Fireflight was red.
Radical Ninja
I picked up an Air Raid figure from eBay, and he arrived today. I have to say that I'm very pleased with him. Of course, on my shelf, he will serve as Classics Leader-1.

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