2005 Boards member Gaokaiser dropped by to share with us an image of an advertisement for a new Bic Camera exclusive Transformer. Dark Steel, who will be called Dark Iron on his US release, will be released in Japan as a Bic Camera exclusive item. Don’t worry US fans, he will still be a general release as a part of Wave 5 as well – this promotion is like the old “USA editions” of days gone past.
Additionally, this advert marks the first publicly available image of Dark Iron / Dark Steel. As revealed at Botcon he’s a retooled version of Sideswipe in black and teal, who gains a lot of yellow in robot mode. He also wields a reworked version of Starscream’s MechTech weapon! The new head is unfortunately not very easy to see on this image. He’s supposed to be a Beast Wars Quickstrike homage, how well do you think he pulls this style off?
UPDATED with clearer images of Dark Steel courtesy of Snakas & Autobase Aichi!