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. Dengeki Hobby's May issue includes a nice clear picture of Arms Micron series Breakdown, shown here in all his glory thanks to a nice higher-res scan. The design looks very sharp and close to how he looks in the show - and doubtless will look great alongside Knock Out and Bulkhead. He's allegedly coming to the US somewhere down the line, possibly as one of the three new Voyagers in Voyager Class Wave 4 - this will hopefully be confirmed at the San Diego Comic Con in July.
The second scan, which shows the whole page, gives another look at some other upcoming Japanese releases, including Arms Micron Knock Out and Vehicon, a Lucky Draw Transformers Prime Optimus Prime, and the Tokyo Toy Show exclusives Henkei Black Convoy and Transformers Prime First Edition Optimus Prime Clear Version. UPDATE
- There's been a bit of buzz over the text on the image that implies Breakdown is only getting released in Japan. According to 2005 Boards staff member SydneyY, the text says the mould is Japan original, but it also says it is "advance release". In SydneyY's view this probably means that Takara-Tomy independently developed the mould without getting orders from Hasbro, but it sounds like it will be released overseas as well. It's just Japan is getting it first.