List of AM Minicons have/don't have stand-alone repaints ATM?

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  1. CodeXCDM

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    Is there a list online that shows which Arms Micron minicons have been repainted and sold separate from their Takara AM Deluxe/Voyagers?

    Namely I'd like to know if Deluxe AM Megatron's Blaster was sold separately recently...

    Thanks.
     
  2. Knightdramon

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    I think Megs smaller blaster is in the upcoming five packs?

    From those released, I think Wheeljack\Breakdown\Dreadwing\Darkness Megatron\Swerve and the two vehicons don't have standalone minicon releases...
     
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    actually breakdown does, megatrons deluxe does, car vehicon does, starscreams does.

    all in the form of the exclusive shadow arms or hell flame microns.

    wheeljacks, arcee and smokescreen are the only ones so far not to out of the autobots.

    out of the Cons, airachnids, unicron, dreadwing and jet vehicon.

    knockout has an exclusive clear version coming out.
     
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    Sorry if this is a little information overload, but hope this helps.

    O.P. (w/Voyager Optimus) - AMW five-pack (reddish, Dec.), TRU Japan O.P. A (gray, w/Battle Shield Optimus), campaign Shining O.P., Lucky Draw (upcoming, w/Lucky Draw Voyager Optimus)
    B.2 (w/Bumblebee) - AMW five-pack (red, Dec.), campaign Shining B.2, exclusive B.2 A (gun-metal gray, w/Gatling Bumblebee, Nov.), campaign Pure Energon B.2 (Nov., I think)
    C.L. (w/Cliffjumper) - AMW04 (green), campaign Shadow C.L.
    R.A. (w/Ratchet - AMW five-pack (orange, Dec.), Shining R.A. (w/Arms Master/Weaponizer Optimus), campaign Shadow R.A., campaign Shining R.A. Green/Yellow/Red/Purple versions, Bic Camera/Joshin Denki R.A. Gold Metal version (chromed, w/Orion Pax)
    Gora (w/Deluxe Megs) - AMW five-pack (greenish, Dec.), campaign Shadow Gora
    Balo (w/Skywarp) - AMW05 (golden brown), campaign Shadow Balo, Edion/Yamada/Yodobashi Balo Silver Metal version (chromed, w/Thundercracker)
    Gul (w/Voyager Starscream) - AMW five-pack (purplish, Dec.), campaign Hellflame Gul
    Jida (w/Terrorcon Cliffjumper) - AMW06 (red), campaign Hellflame Jida
    Zori (w/Soundwave) - AMW10 (gray), AMW five-pack (greenish, Dec.), Aeon Terrorcon Zori (w/Terrorcon Bumblebee)
    B.H. (w/Bulkhead) - AMW11 (blue)
    Arc (w/Arcee) - AMW12 (gray)
    Zamu (w/Breakdown) - campaign Hellflame Zamu
    Gra (w/Knock Out) - campaign Shining Gra (Dec.)
    Noji (w/Vehicon) - AMW five-pack (blue, Dec.), campaign Hellflame Noji
    Gora II (w/Megatron Darkness) - NONE CURRENTLY
    Hades (w/Megatron Darkness) - Lucky Draw Hades (upcoming)
    Igu (w/Jet Vehicon) - NONE CURRENTLY
    Sou (w/Swerve) - NONE CURRENTLY
    Ida (w/Airachnid) - AMW five-pack (blueish, Dec.)
    Bogu (w/Unicron) - NONE CURRENTLY
    Iro (w/Ironhide) - AMW five-pack (reddish, Dec.)
    Jiku (w/Dreadwing) - NONE CURRENTLY
    W.J. (w/Wheeljack) - AMW five-pack (greenish, Dec.)
    Gabu (AMW01) - NONE CURRENTLY
    Baru (AMW02) - NONE CURRENTLY
    Dai (AMW03) - NONE CURRENTLY
    Pral (AMW07) - TRU Japan Pral G (gold, w/Battle Shield Optimus)
    Sais (AMW08) - TRU Japan Sais G (gold, w/Battle Shield Optimus)
    Jayz (AMW09) - TRU Japan Jayz G (gold, w/Battle Shield Optimus)

    EDIT: November's and December's releases are below, all appear to be brand-new molds with no separate releases announced yet. (Names courtesy of of SydneyY.)

    Magi (w/Silas Breakdown)
    Giza (w/Nemesis Prime)
    S.2 (w/Smokescreen)
    U.M.L. (w/Ultra Magnus)
    L.P. (w/Leo Prime)
    Bido (w/Shockwave)
     
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    Wow, thanks for the list, I need this to keep track of the redecos. BTW, why did the Hellflame Microns become so rare, unlike the Shadow ones which I always see on Ebay?
     
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    That's a very good question, and one I've been very curious about myself. This is purely speculation on my part (if someone who lives in Japan who has a better idea about these campaigns or has an idea about the production runs on these campaign items can provide better info, I'd certainly cede to them), but my guesses are:

    - Smaller production run (as you noticed, the Shadow microns are much more prevalent, leading to rather affordable prices for the set...that may not have been the case with the Hellflame microns, and with the consistency of the same set of stores each getting one of the four microns)
    - Better popularity/reception (be it kids, Japanese collectors or both, perhaps these were much better received in Japan than the Shadow microns, leading to many ending up in the hands of kids or private collections and fewer in the hands of local or international sellers; owning both sets, I can tell you the Hellflame microns look very sexy with the clear red and I much prefer that set than the Shadow microns)

    The fact that the recent Rainbow Shield Shining R.A.s have so far been just hard to find on the secondary market as the Hellflame microns make me think it's a production run issue. BBTS getting the Shining R.A.s, for such a decent price, is a little weird though given how much they're also asking for the Hellflame microns at the same time.
     
  9. SydneyY

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    ^TakTom briefly put up a notice of another run of Hellflame Glu campaign at Aeon stores. (It's been taken down for some reason) Aeon always ties a certain TF to an exclusive minicon (they are usually taped together) while other stores give away those minicons to any customer who spends certain amount of money on any TFs. It's very possible they have some leftovers.
     
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    Really wished they would sell Megatron's Gora microns by themselves already, especially the II version to go with the Voyager mold. I hate the oversized Powerizer POS cannon that comes with the Hasbro Voyager Megs.
     
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    I saw that the other night too, before they took the link down. I do hope, for those that haven't had a chance to pick them up yet (or at a decent price) that the Hellflame microns become more widely available. They are really nice.
     
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    Yeah they really are nice. Wish I could afford them! :( 

    For your list, in case you haven't gotten the names yet :) 
    S.2 (smokescreen)
    Giza (Nem Prime)
    U.M.L. (U Magnus)
    L.P (Leo Prime)
    Bido (Shockwave)
     
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    yeah the hellflames are pricey, i lucked out and got a good deal on them, but dont really need them so i sold them for what i paid.
     
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    To answer the original post.
    Gora - AM-05 Megatron
    Shadow Gora
    Gora (purple) - AMW-14 five-pack (to be released, think it's Gora and not Gora II)

    Gora II - AM-15 Darkness Megatron
     
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    Ah, thanks! I hadn't heard the micron names for December's releases yet.
     
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    It might be a 'lot' cheaper to buy a wholesale case of the UK Tomy release versions instead.

    Besides I don't think there's a lot of money left in wave one capsule toys anyway.

    I would get a few extra's myself but mainly so I can use the bee's and Prime's as Repaints for the likes of Nemesis Prime or Hotshot.
     
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    I agree, the Hellflame microns look hot (no pun intended), I really hope I can get a reasonably priced set.
     
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    Thanks for the info guys!