Here is something interesting pointed out to me by 2005 Boards member Junior. Earlier today we got our first look at Arms Micron Swerve
, complete with his new head sculpt. As Junior pointed out to me, we have in fact seen the head before - on the instructions of Deluxe Class Ratchet, as the possible alternate head for that mold.
Could it be a coincidence that two unconnected toys both happen to have the same head design? Did someone at Takara-Tomy look at the alternate head for Deluxe Ratchet and say to themselves "yeah, that would look good on our Breakdown". Or is there perhaps a deeper reason for this head design to be getting released in Japan on a toy that Hasbro has confirmed is unworkable for the US market; with the same basic head design then turning up on a mold Hasbro can use, and one with an alternate form reasonably close to that of Breakdown / Arms Micron Swerve.
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