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

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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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  1. Timesynch's Avatar Timesynch says

    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!

  2. General Tekno's Avatar General Tekno says

    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.

  3. Anguirus's Avatar Anguirus says

    I'm kinda wondering why gimmickry is making such a comeback...compare PrimeRiD to Animated.

  4. Timesynch's Avatar Timesynch says

    Quote:
    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.


    Quote:
    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

  5. Eric's Avatar Eric says

    RID Starscream? Could that be the Voyager version that was shown at SDCC last year?

  6. Timesynch's Avatar Timesynch says

    Quote:
    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.

  7. Batman's Avatar Batman says

    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.

  8. Creaky's Avatar Creaky says

    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.

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