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Transformers Prime Upcoming Releases - Breakdown, Airachnid, Mini-Cons

Posted on 01-23-2012 at 01:50 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Prime
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Some interesting news for you now. A solicitation document from Takara-Tomy is doing the rounds, detailing items for the new mainline Transformers Prime series from Takara-Tomy. This document appears to confirm that an Airachnid toy is in the works! The bottom left corner of the scan also shows a (very, very small) picture of some prototypes, one of whom was identified as Breakdown.

So far, so groovy. Next up, there are some pictures of some new Mini-Cons. These are new molds, and seem to be more like Targetmasters than ever before. These would be the same ones seen attached to the remolded First Edition Optimus Prime in this news story. Now we know what their secret is!

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Views: 13,225 / Credit: General Tekno of the 2005 Boards!
Timesynch
Nice! Airachnid, w00t! And a new RiD mold for Arcee, most likely too.

And those minicons look pretty darn cool! One even looks like the tri-barreled cannons belonging to FE Cliffjumper. Kind of a dick move to make these minicons Japan exclusives if someone with the RiD version of CJ wants some show-accurate hand cannons. XD But the others look like Prime's sword, BB's twin-barreled blaster, and the last, Arcee or Prime's arm blaster perhaps? Very cool!
General Tekno
I'm kinda wondering if the minicons are TakaraTomy's answer to the toys getting smaller.

Not to say minicons don't make sense - after all, all those weapon ports mean minicons.
Anguirus
I'm kinda wondering why gimmickry is making such a comeback...compare PrimeRiD to Animated.
Timesynch
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Originally Posted by General Tekno View Post
I'm kinda wondering if the minicons are TakaraTomy's answer to the toys getting smaller.

Not to say minicons don't make sense - after all, all those weapon ports mean minicons.
True. We may not have seen any minicons on the show but as toy accessories, they're pretty darn cool and fun! I have a few of the Japanese Prime giveaway minicons and they're nice for Optimus and the Cons. =)





I'd love to get my hands on these new ones too since they appear to be designed off of the Prime character weapons from the show! I wonder if we'll see a fusion cannon minicon for Megatron soon?

See, THIS is the type of gimmick Hasbro should have used with RiD, not the translucent plastic and oversized electronic mechtech stuff.


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Originally Posted by Anguirus View Post
I'm kinda wondering why gimmickry is making such a comeback...compare PrimeRiD to Animated.

Because kids like gimmicks, and parents like to make their kids happy. Adult collectors weren't the demographic the designers had in mind, I'm sure. Luckily, the Japanese love minicons and free stuff giveaways. XD
Lazerwave
That's neat. I can go for an Arachnid.
Eric
RID Starscream? Could that be the Voyager version that was shown at SDCC last year?
Timesynch
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Originally Posted by Eric View Post
RID Starscream? Could that be the Voyager version that was shown at SDCC last year?
I'd bet a ham sammich that it is; the one with the translucent orange forearms and oversized arm cannon thing.
Batman
I am hoping the First Edition Prime and Bulkhead get a wide release in the mainline because it would be a real shame if they are unavailable to so many people.
Creaky
AIRACHNID!

Not a Voyager.

But neither is Screamer according to that. Fingers crossed.

The minicons sound neat, hope they'll be available in some form over here. I could see blind packs selling well.
Robogeek28
Airachnid?


It's about damn time we got a confirmation for her.
kaijuguy19
Awsome! So happy that Arcee's getting a new mold and also fantastic about Airachnid getting a Voyager class figure to boot too! I wonder how they may pull Airachnid off?

Has anyone noticed under the first scanned page there seems to be some new figures we didn't see before with the figures we already saw or is it just me?
Timesynch
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Originally Posted by kaijuguy19 View Post
Awsome! So happy that Arcee's getting a new mold and also fantastic about Airachnid getting a Voyager class figure to boot too! I wonder how they may pull Airachnid off?

Has anyone noticed under the first scanned page there seems to be some new figures we didn't see before with the figures we already saw or is it just me?
Well, not a confirmation that Arcee's getting a new mold, only that she's showing up in RiD. Some of us hope she gets a new and improved mold (and slightly smaller to scale better with the Bots).
Blitz.
Targit masters?!... yes please.
Tiller
Those target master minicon guys look like they could be fantastic. But some confirmation on a new Arcee Deluxe, Airachnid (!!!) and all is awesome as well.
kaijuguy19
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Originally Posted by Timesynch View Post
Well, not a confirmation that Arcee's getting a new mold, only that she's showing up in RiD. Some of us hope she gets a new and improved mold (and slightly smaller to scale better with the Bots).
Me too mate, but seeing how the Vehicon's got a new and improved mold the chances of Arcee getting the same treatment is VERY likely now!
Creaky
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Originally Posted by Timesynch View Post
Well, not a confirmation that Arcee's getting a new mold, only that she's showing up in RiD. Some of us hope she gets new and improved mold (and slightly smaller to scale better with the Bots).
Everyone else has though, no reason Arcee would be any different.

I'm planning on Cybercerse Arcee to fit in with the main deluxes/voyagers, myself.
WoundSave
its pretty small, but starscream doesnt look like the FE mold to me.

wonder if airachnid comes with a plastic stand or something- she's not on the ground in that altmode shot- very clearly a shadow underneath her.

so what's going on with Skyquake, and Knockout, and zombie Cliffjumper - i guess this promo may not be a complete listing but i sure am confused between Canada, UK, Japan, and the US, FE and RID, and which wave is which IDKWTF is going on..
Ravenxl7
It's nice to have confirmation of Airachnid. I can't wait to see how her toy turns out. It's also nice to know that a new Bulkhead is indeed in the works. Should be interesting to see how his weapon turns out, and how it affects his overall toy. I'm not exactly counting on it, but it would be cool to get the first looks at these from Toy Fair.

The targetmasters are kinda cool. I can't imagine it happening, but it would be interesting to see Hasbro release them over here too. I don't think I would add them to my collection, but they would make for fun desk-fodder (maybe I'll get some Legions...).

Looking at the tiny proto images...that definitely does look like a Breakdown figure. Should be interesting to see how he turns out. If he is indeed a Voyager, I'll probably get him and the new Bulkhead (both sides need their muscle).

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Originally Posted by WoundSave View Post
so what's going on with Skyquake, and Knockout, and zombie Cliffjumper - i guess this promo may not be a complete listing but i sure am confused between Canada, UK, Japan, and the US, FE and RID, and which wave is which IDKWTF is going on..
Well, we don't know anything more about Skyquake just yet, but I imagine he'll be in the first couple of waves. Terrorcon Cliffjumper, or Terrorjumper as I like to call him, is/was going to be released under the Prime FE line, but since there's not much time before the RID line comes out...I'm not sure he and the Vehicon will see mass release. As for Knock Out, I do know that he'll be released in wave three of the RID line, but I'm not sure how that correlates with Takara's releases, if at all...
kaijuguy19
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Originally Posted by Creaky View Post
Everyone else has though, no reason Arcee would be any different.

I'm planning on Cybercerse Arcee to fit in with the main deluxes/voyagers, myself.
This! I mean seeing how almost everyone in Prime's getting a new mold in the RID line it's logical that Arcee and Bulkhead get the same treatment too!
Timesynch
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Originally Posted by Creaky View Post
Everyone else has though, no reason Arcee would be any different.

I'm planning on Cybercerse Arcee to fit in with the main deluxes/voyagers, myself.
Who knows how Hasbro thinks? XD And yeah, I'd love a newer, smaller mold of Arcee. As cool as FE Arcee is, she's too big compared with the Bots and both modes could be improved upon. That said, I think a Legion-class Arcee would be too small to work with the rest of the line since she'd only go up to Prime's knee at most (unless she pulls a Lockdown/Crowbar and unfolds into a tall, lanky bot for her size class).
kaijuguy19
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Originally Posted by Timesynch View Post
Who knows how Hasbro thinks? XD And yeah, I'd love a newer, smaller mold of Arcee. As cool as FE Arcee is, she's too big compared with the Bots and both modes could be improved upon. That said, I think a Legion-class Arcee would be too small to work with the rest of the line since she'd only go up to Prime's knee at most (unless she pulls a Lockdown/Crowbar and unfolds into a tall, lanky bot for her size class).
Yeah but if the RID deluxes are indeed small as Deluxes from what we saw in the RID Cliffjumper review there/s a good chance that Arcee will be more in scale for deluxe.
The F.N.G.
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Originally Posted by WoundSave View Post
its pretty small, but starscream doesnt look like the FE mold to me.

wonder if airachnid comes with a plastic stand or something- she's not on the ground in that altmode shot- very clearly a shadow underneath her.
I am 99% certain those are promotional renders of the characters and not pictures of the actual toys.
Timesynch
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Originally Posted by The F.N.G. View Post
I am 99% certain those are promotional renders of the characters and not pictures of the actual toys.
I think the actual toys that most of us are looking at and trying to decipher is the tiny blurry box in the lower left hand corner, with 3, 4, 5, 6 numbers (probably meant to be months out of the 2012 year for when the figures get released).
Wheeljack_Prime
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Originally Posted by Timesynch View Post
Who knows how Hasbro thinks? XD And yeah, I'd love a newer, smaller mold of Arcee. As cool as FE Arcee is, she's too big compared with the Bots and both modes could be improved upon. That said, I think a Legion-class Arcee would be too small to work with the rest of the line since she'd only go up to Prime's knee at most (unless she pulls a Lockdown/Crowbar and unfolds into a tall, lanky bot for her size class).
We can hope they'll eventually do a commander
blackout501st
AW YEA! AIRACHNID! i hope shes a voyager! a deluxe would be cool but a voyager would give them more room to work with. unless being a voyager means working in that stupid light up with mechtech like weapons that do not lock in gimmick. then maybe a deluxe is the way to go. :I
Timesynch
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Originally Posted by blackout501st View Post
AW YEA! AIRACHNID! i hope shes a voyager! a deluxe would be cool but a voyager would give them more room to work with. unless being a voyager means working in that stupid light up with mechtech like weapons that do not lock in gimmick. then maybe a deluxe is the way to go. :I
Something tells me this one will be a Deluxe of Airachnid to go with Arcee and Soundwave and the rest of the RiD Deluxes. Just call it a hunch, seeing how Hasbro seems to have this thing against female Transformers characters. Voyagers are bigger and cost more to R&D and produce while Deluxe is cheaper to make.
Mechafire
>Airachnid
>RID Arcee

Hnnng. Hope we get to see these at Toy Fair!
Rob
The too right hand square is breakdown I almost certain

Edit: next to him is maybe new Bulkhead
Joalro
Arcee MUST be a new figure. The FE figures are all distinct from the RID line. In general, RID figures are smaller than the FE figures, and have different gimmicks. It appears as many of the RID deluxes have small forms of automorph involved. So far every single RID figure has been a new mold, despite having a mold already created for that character, and Arcee will be no different.
OMEGAPRIME1983
I get more of atargetmaster feel from those minicons than an actual minicon feel. Wonder if that's something that will be brought back in the show.
Stepper
At last,Airachnid going to be issue
Rob
Middle row second colum is Knockout with his trident I think
shroobmaster
Yeah yeah Airchnid cool nice yippie WHERE THE HECK IS MY BRRREAAAKDOOOWN??? >:/
Timesynch
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Originally Posted by shroobmaster View Post
Yeah yeah Airchnid cool nice yippie WHERE THE HECK IS MY BRRREAAAKDOOOWN??? >:/
Under #6, to the right. XD
Rob
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Originally Posted by shroobmaster View Post
Yeah yeah Airchnid cool nice yippie WHERE THE HECK IS MY BRRREAAAKDOOOWN??? >:/
First colum last row on the bottom left of the pic
shroobmaster
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Originally Posted by Rob View Post
First colum last row on the bottom left of the pic
Holy SHIT YOU'RE RIGHT THAT'S HIM

ALL OF MY MONEY
Rob
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Originally Posted by shroobmaster View Post
Holy SHIT YOU'RE RIGHT THAT'S HIM

ALL OF MY MONEY
I am no hero new bulky is next to him

I think I will get the takara voyager leaders (better paint) and the rest from the US
Brave Magnus
RID Arcee, RID Ratchet and RID Airachnid? hoho!! Deluxe awesomeness!!!! Yes, I want Ratchet and Airachnid to be Deluxes. I so wanna see Arcee's new mold. T/////T
Thanks for the news! Waiting for April/June will be a pain now. XD
kaijuguy19
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Originally Posted by Mechafire View Post
>Airachnid
>RID Arcee

Hnnng. Hope we get to see these at Toy Fair!
Me too dude!
JazzIsBack
so now that airachnids confirmed whose all left for the mainline?

i think brakedowns it but i could be wrong
Sepultron
A Voyager/Powerizer Bulkhead with a light-up mace would be pure win. My only concern is that the engineering on the Powerizer version would not be anywhere near as impressive as it appears to be on the FE version.

If RID Arcee came with a weaponized sidecar or something similar, they might be able to get away with making her smaller and in scale with her partners.

Are the pics in the lower corner Cyberverse toys? There was a Breakdown confirmed for that line (wasn't there?).
Murasame
The most interesting thing in the last months were always the minicon targetmasters. Why are they japan exclusives? This sucks.
tonyformer
so Shadow2879 was right about Arachnid getting a toy when others said no.
Timesynch
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Originally Posted by tonyformer View Post
so Shadow2879 was right about Arachnid getting a toy when others said no.
Seeing how small and limited the cast of TF Prime is and how Hasbro wants to maximize its profits utilizing as many characters as it can from the show, I think it's more coincidence than confirming anything he had to say.
Mechafire
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so Shadow2879 was right about Arachnid getting a toy when others said no.
An educated guess. Nothing more.
kylash327
confirmed Airachnid is the best news in a LOOOONG time!
ORIO
Oh damn. Those Target Masters look HOT
Matty
Fantastic news all around I'd say. The Prime line is going to be fantastic for sure.
kaijuguy19
Exicted to have Airachnid as a figure coming soon! Now Arcee can have a chance to give the beat down to Airchnid any time she wants!!!

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