Yesterday's all-new episode of Transformers Prime Beast Hunters, Thirst, saw the return of Breakdown as subverted by the human villain and MECH leader Silas. CyLAS or Silas Breakdown as he is known combines Breakdown's mechanical might with Silas' cunning tactical mind - though as you might have seen in Thirst, there was a bit more going on there too. Transformers Prime Arms Micron Silas Breakdown
was a Japan exclusive release, and the third outing for the Japan-only Voyager Class Prime Breakdown mold after War Breakdown and Autobot Swerve. For this release, the mold was redecoed in black, with a new head tooling and a chromed bumper. It is not really show accurate (in the show, CyLAS deco was a more worn version of Breakdown's, with no bumper) but it is a very pleasing and dynamic deco all the same. In a nice touch, the sticker sheet comes with a lot of extra optional stickers including ones to represent battle damage and scarring on the metal armor, allowing you to customize your Silas Breakdown with scarred armor, or as I have done with mine keep his black body unmarked and "clean". Another nice touch is the inclusion of a remolded portion of the stomach area to incorporate a molded human Silas wired into Breakdown, as seen in the cartoon.
Silas Breakdown's Arms Micron partner is a preying mantis, Magi, which transforms into a claw weapon. Again it is not based on a weapon that Silas or Breakdown ever used in the show to my knowledge, but the style of it fits Silas, his background and his fighting style perfectly.
Overall, Silas Breakdown is a fantastic release. The additional sticker details allow for a full range of customization, and the base toy is one of the best developed for the Transformers Prime line - more the pity, then, that it never made it to markets outside of Japan.
Open the link to view our gallery of Silas Breakdown to check out this toy and see for yourself! Transformers Prime Arms Micron Silas Breakdown with Magi Gallery