Dark of the Moon Air Raid in hand Images

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2005 Boards member Masabon has shared with us some in hand images of the confirmed Japan-only Dark of the Moon Air Raid. The back of the packaging lacks the Hasbro branding, which is a very strong indication that this Revenge of the Fallen Thrust remold with added MechTech points is a Japan exclusive release. He’s a pretty sharp looking Autobot with three MechTech weapon points – one on the back of the jet which becomes his right arm in robot mode, and two beneath the wings. Masabon has also provided us with a copy of Air Raid’s bio, complete with an unfortunate typo from Takara-Tomy:

Airlaid is one of the most skillful soldiers among Autobots. He prefers to fly into the middle of the enemy rather than shoot-out from a distance. His technique for firefighting breaks enemy lines and finds a way out for victory.

Additionally, Masabon confirms that the golden MechTech weapons promotion at Toys R Us Japan is limited to 10,000 pieces, and that each Toys R Us has 100 pieces in stock.

Read on to check out Masabon’s images.

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  1. Masabon's Avatar Masabon says

    Good morning from Japan. A toy of DOTM(TOMY DARK SIDE MOON)
    was released in Japan.




    I drove a bicycle for two hours and obtained Mechtech Campaign two kinds.

    It was distributed 10,000 in total to this item in Toys "R" Us.
    I confirmed 100 stock in Toys "R" Us of Kameido where I went to.

  2. Masabon's Avatar Masabon says





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    AUTOBOT AIR RAID

    AIRLAID IS ONE OF THE MOST SKILFUL SOLDIERS AMONG AUTOBOTS.
    HE PREFERS TO FLY INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE ENEMY RATHER THAN
    SHOOT-OUT FROM A DISTANCE.
    HIS TECHNIQUE FOR FIREFIGHTING BREAKS ENEMY LINES AND FINDS
    A WAY OUT FOR VICTORY.

    MECHTECH
    BLASTER
    CONVERTS TO SHOT CANNON!

    STRENGTH: 5
    INTELLIGENCE: 7
    SPEED: 9
    ENOURANCE: 7
    RANK: 5
    COURAGE: 10
    FIREBLAST: 8
    SKILL: 7
    ----------

    The name of AIRRAID is listed in the package back side of the AIR RAID with AIRLAID. Probably I think that it is a misprint.

  3. Masabon's Avatar Masabon says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mayhem_Prime View Post
    are air-raid and vortex going to be japan releases only?

    AIRRAID and ARCEE are items for Japanese markets.
    I compared the back side of the package.There is not the right notation of companies such as HASBRO in AIRRAID.There is only logo mark of TAKARATOMY and PARAMOUNT in a package.I do not know the existence of vortex. A release schedule after next month is undetermined in Japan.

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