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Transformers Prime Thundercracker In-Hand Pictures

Posted on 10-20-2012 at 12:41 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Prime
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2005 Boards member Masabon has shared with us a selection of in-hand images of the Japanese store exclusive release, Arms Micron Thundercracker. Thundercracker like Skywarp is a recolored version of Fire Edition Starscream, and like Skywarp comes with the Arms Micron Baro. On this release though Baro is a silver chrome version to denote his exclusive nature. Check out all the images attached to this story.
Views: 5,717 / Credit: Masabon of the 2005 Boards!

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Masabon
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Name : サンダークラッカー : Thundercracker
Faction : 航空科学者 : Air-Scientist

Bio
うぬぼれ屋のスタースクリームやいたずら好きなスカイワープと違い、
サンダークラッカーは航空師団ジェットロンの中で冷静かつ知的な存在である。
彼は衝撃音波を自由に発生できるという有効な戦闘能力を持っているが、
戦場よりも研究所に居る事を好むため、前線で戦うことは珍しい。
時にメガトロンやショックウェーブの行為に納得できない事もあるが、
ディセプティコンの科学力のためなら全力を尽くす。

Unlike the Starscream of the smarty and mischievous Skywarp,
Thundercracker is the cleverest among the Decepticon's Air Force, Jetron.
He has ability for effective battle to be able to generate a shock sound wave freely.However, it is unusual to fight in a front to like that he is in the research institute than a battlefield.
He may not understand an act of Megatron and Shockwave,
I make every possible effort for scientific power of DECEPTICON.

>Shockwave is thought to place PRIME Shockwave(AM) released in Japan.<

Wepon : Arms Micron Silver Metal Baro

Strength 5
Intelligence 9
Speed 8
Endurance 5
Rank 7
Courage 6
Firepower 4
Skill 9

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I put a Japanese setting sentence.I take the photograph of the toy from now on.
orangeitis
A chrome minicon, eh? A bit unusual as a pack-in. Looks cool though.
Masabon

The thing which there is in the package inside of the corrugated paper

> Toy X1
> AM kit X1
> Sticker X1
> Manual 2 kinds
> Questionnaire X1

[Wing_Saber-X]
Looking nice!
Masabon
Fighter form







The sticker to stick on a jet is two places.I stick a seal on the line of the main wing of the toy
Masabon
Robot form
He is a scientist of the DECEPTICON position.




I put three places of seals on the chest of Thundercrker.



I put a symbol on the main wing.



A black sticker is completed to a tiptoe.
Because they are wide, in the operation range of the toy, various poses are possible.
Masabon





END
LamboTwinLove
Huh... I thought he was supposed to be metallic blue?
Barricade24
Not bad. I wonder if someone will do a G1 Colored repaint of Starscream.
SurlyJ
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Originally Posted by LamboTwinLove View Post
Huh... I thought he was supposed to be metallic blue?
Yeah me too... Might have to cancel my preorder.
Timesynch
Looks great, Masabon-san! The lack of metallic blue is a downer but I still want this guy to complete my Seeker trio (or quartet come TFCC Slipstream's release). The chrome AM is a nice bonus. Wife already ordered this via a Japanese site so she should be getting him soon!
LamboTwinLove
I don't think I will cancel my preorder because I do want him, metallic or not. But I'm gonna be peeved if the price doesn't go down a bit here. $55 bucks at bbts is a bit much for him to not be Metallic. I would much rather him be 38 bucks like Skywarp was.
PriNcesfDarXnes
I'm surprised no one else mentioned but is his crest supposed to be bent off to the right like that?
jbz
looks like another case of TakTomy making the promo pics look a lot better than the actual.
Fritzolino
looks cool but i think that Thundercracker had to be different from Starscream in Prime continuity
Agent Adam
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Originally Posted by PriNcesfDarXnes View Post
I'm surprised no one else mentioned but is his crest supposed to be bent off to the right like that?
It's a rubber piece, and the bend is not uncommon. My Skywarp had similar issues. Dunking it in warm water then straightening it out would probably help.

I am not at all surprised that TC is not metallic. Takara has been really over doing the photoshop lately.
iacon45
I didn't want TC at first, but the idea of having a full set of seekers in the Prime line is more and more appealing as time goes on.
Digilaut
Thanks Masabon!


I don't think this version of Starscream lends itself well for Thundercracker and Skywarp repaints. Just seems way too specific for his character.
CodeXCDM
Yea... the overshopped metallic finish on the promo pics are quite deceptive...

Doesn't look that bad, but eh... definite pass. I see the bent head crest is an issue regardless of deco too... bleh.
lildevilchick
TC's color is gorgeous despite not being metallic. I can't wait to get him!
RedAlert Rescue
I think he's like Takara-Tomy Knockout that looks pretty much red in person but side by side to the hasbro one it's quite shiny as it's got metal flake in it - the ideal comparison is between Super Fire Convoy and RID Optimus Prime they both look red but SFC has loads of flake in his body and that make him look somehow less toy like to me.

TC seems to have the same sort of metal flake plastic as Knockout rather than a shiny coating like some United toys have.

You can see the silver flakes on his shoulders if you look. - if you want him shinier and it's not ideal you can mix up a wash out of a tiny drop of silver paint and some suspension fluid or varnish and get the same sort of effect.
Autovolt 127
I don't like the fact the Thundercracker in these pics has a bent crest. Also not feeling this, I wish the blue was much much darker.
KingStyle
I prefer the non-Unicron style metallic. Makes showing them all of that much easier.
LamboTwinLove
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Originally Posted by lildevilchick View Post
TC's color is gorgeous despite not being metallic. I can't wait to get him!
Oh yeah, he is gorgeous. I love the blue they went with even without the metallic and to be honest this way he will go with Skywarp and Starscream and Slipstream better.

Just hoping he will end up being a little closer to the price Skywarp was but I'm not going to hold my breath. Still keeping my preorder and I will have TC!
[Wing_Saber-X]
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Originally Posted by lildevilchick View Post
TC's color is gorgeous despite not being metallic. I can't wait to get him!
this. its more of a flaky-metallic blue plastic. still good regardless.
Timesynch
The bent crest is no big deal since it's made of rubbery plastic anyway. A bit of bending and/or warm water (or a hair dryer) should fix it.
Kaijumaster
So glad I bought this! already got my tracking.

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Originally Posted by Barricade24 View Post
Not bad. I wonder if someone will do a G1 Colored repaint of Starscream.
at 5 color schemes thus far I think it's a safe bet now, And I look forward to it.
lildevilchick
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Originally Posted by LamboTwinLove View Post
Oh yeah, he is gorgeous. I love the blue they went with even without the metallic and to be honest this way he will go with Skywarp and Starscream and Slipstream better.

Just hoping he will end up being a little closer to the price Skywarp was but I'm not going to hold my breath. Still keeping my preorder and I will have TC!
Well, he's more of an exclusive than Skywarp was, right? I doubt we'll see the price go down much more, if at all. Still, I can't deny that it would like to see it done.

TC will look fantastic displayed alongside Starscream and Skywarp.
DPrime
Looks pretty nice! Looking forward to seeing shots of the trio...
Shark Jumper
I want that shiny minicon *_*
JAYSCREAM
Great pics as always, cheers. i sooooo want this guy.
2 points-
1- this figure will never sell for the same price as skywarp, because skywarp was main line in japan and thundercracker is a store exclusive..... in japan hense the higher price.
2- if you dont own first edition starscream or skywarp ( you wouldnt know), so why are you complaining about the head crest????? as many people have said its soft plastic.

also how does slipstream command up to $100 on PRE-SALES???????? ill take thundercracker any day over some animated created bimbo!!!! (only jealous because ill never own one)
Underwear
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Originally Posted by [Wing_Saber-X] View Post
Looking nice!
Looking Uber!
GAUGE
Even Seekers get Limp-Fin from being in captivity.
[Wing_Saber-X]
I paid $52 shipped for him, if anyone cares
Kaijumaster
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Originally Posted by [Wing_Saber-X] View Post
I paid $52 shipped for him, if anyone cares
nice, I only paid $56....so I'm not overly hurt. lol
Underwear
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Originally Posted by [Wing_Saber-X] View Post
I paid $52 shipped for him, if anyone cares
Uber Awesome dude
[Wing_Saber-X]
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Originally Posted by Kaijumaster View Post
nice, I only paid $56....so I'm not overly hurt. lol
yeah Kaju, it was retailing at $39.99 at Robotkingdom. Glad I got him, and he looks great in that blue! Together with SS and SW, they will be a trio of deadly seekers once more when TC arrives!
Autovolt 127
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Originally Posted by [Wing_Saber-X] View Post
yeah Kaju, it was retailing at $39.99 at Robotkingdom. Glad I got him, and he looks great in that blue! Together with SS and SW, they will be a trio of deadly seekers once more when TC arrives!
Okay at that price I could have considered it, granted it's one of my favourite molds but it's the do it yourself kit that kills it for me.
Maverick Hunter Christian
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Originally Posted by JAYSCREAM View Post
also how does slipstream command up to $100 on PRE-SALES???????? ill take thundercracker any day over some animated created bimbo!!!! (only jealous because ill never own one)
Because while both limited figures, exclusive to one retailer (initially), Thundercracker can be purchased on his own. Whereas purchasing Slipstream necessitated the purchase of five other figures along with her.
moreprimeland
Great pics and thanks!!



He looks good in blue and he has Starscream's smirk!!
[Wing_Saber-X]
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Great pics and thanks!!



He looks good in blue and he has Starscream's smirk!!
^Of course he does, it's exactly the same mould.
darthdevious
Surprise no one mentioned the arms being mis-transformed...the slider joint was never fully moved lol Still, he looks sweet in blue
Maverick Hunter Christian
Sounds like they're trying to build on him being a Scientist-class during War for Cybertron.
orangeitis
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Sounds like they're trying to build on him being a Scientist-class during War for Cybertron.
The WFC/FOC Scientist class don't have anything to do with being actual scientists. They're just a class of jets.

I believe this is an attempt to give the main seeker trio a personality distinction. Starscream is the power-hungry maniac, Thundercracker is the reasonable scientist, and Skywarp is the low-intelligence brute. However, they did use these cookie-cutter personalities in WFC.
Roufuss
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Originally Posted by LamboTwinLove View Post
I don't think I will cancel my preorder because I do want him, metallic or not. But I'm gonna be peeved if the price doesn't go down a bit here. $55 bucks at bbts is a bit much for him to not be Metallic. I would much rather him be 38 bucks like Skywarp was.
The price isn't higher because of the metallic color, it's higher because he's an exclusive in Japan so he's harder for BBTS to get and they need to pay more money to obtain him.

They pay more, we pay more.
[Wing_Saber-X]
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Originally Posted by Roufuss View Post
The price isn't higher because of the metallic color, it's higher because he's an exclusive in Japan so he's harder for BBTS to get and they need to pay more money to obtain him.

They pay more, we pay more.
this. wonder why some people cannot understand this simple reasoning?
An exclusive limited toy is bound to be expensive, end of story.
Kung Fu Man
I might still wait on the aftermarket for awhile on this one nonetheless. Terrorcon 'Bee is still listed at many stores for $65+, and yet is significantly cheaper surprisingly enough on eBay.
LamboTwinLove
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Originally Posted by lildevilchick View Post
Well, he's more of an exclusive than Skywarp was, right? I doubt we'll see the price go down much more, if at all. Still, I can't deny that it would like to see it done.

TC will look fantastic displayed alongside Starscream and Skywarp.
Yeah, he's some kind of store exclusive or something like that. Which I get warrants a higher price point. But still seeing as only the micron is chromed it lost some fancy points and I have no interest in the microns at all. Still love him but like I said would love to see the BBTS price go down a little bit seeing as BBTS has him at $55 before shipping.

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Originally Posted by Roufuss View Post
The price isn't higher because of the metallic color, it's higher because he's an exclusive in Japan so he's harder for BBTS to get and they need to pay more money to obtain him.

They pay more, we pay more.
I did not mean the Metallic should make him more. I just meant without it he's not as WOW and could stand to go down a little bit.

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Originally Posted by [Wing_Saber-X] View Post
this. wonder why some people cannot understand this simple reasoning?
An exclusive limited toy is bound to be expensive, end of story.
Didn't say I couldn't understand the reason, simply said I would prefer it given I feel TT is dicking us around lately with their overly photoshopped promo pics.

Also said I know the price won't come down too. I wonder why some people cannot simply read.
Metroplex79
Awesome pics.

Will have to buy the North America version, if it looks like that...who am I kidding? I'll buy it if it says Thundercracker on the packaging.

More seekers please.

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