Takara-Tomy Transformers Prime August Releases – Swerve & Airachnid

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Reports are reaching us from online retailers (and Facebook group Planet Iacon) of two future releases in the Takara-Tomy Arms Micron range of Transformers Prime. Arriving in August are:

AM-17 Autobot Swerve (スワーブ)
AM-18 Airachnid

Both are said to come with Arms Microns. Airachnid is potentially the same toy we have seen previously – she is described as a Deluxe class – while Autobot Swerve is a Voyager class. Speculation abound as to what this one actually is – hopefully we can update you soon with further information.

No word yet either as to what the July releases are, other than there will be two of them, and they will be numbered AM-15 and AM-16.

UpdateThe Allspark has posted that the katakana for AM-17’s name is スワーブ, which translates as Swerve, not Swoop. We can verify that this is the case – AM-17 will be a Voyager Class Autobot Swerve, not Swoop.

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  1. Cheem The Rup's Avatar Cheem The Rup says

    These info have just been posted on the Iacon page on facebook...

    I report exactly as it's written there

    Quote:
    Upcoming takara Tf Prime products in August:
    Am-17 Autobot Swoop (voyager class)
    Am-18 Arachind (deluxe class)
    With arm microns of course

  2. CelticMutt's Avatar CelticMutt says

    Swoop is in Fall of Cybertron ... maybe they meant the FoC toyline?

  3. ZacWilliam's Avatar ZacWilliam says

    It's conceivable Japan will roll the WFC stuff into Prime rather than give it a seperate line. It's also conceivable that it's a mistranslation or a shortening of Deadwing's name or something like that.

    While Dinobots would be very cool, Swoop was the last one of these I'd make a Voyager. Sludge would be the first choice there.


    -ZacWilliam, I think it's more likely the "mistake" option anyway.

  4. caitlindevi's Avatar caitlindevi says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ZacWilliam View Post
    It's conceivable Japan will roll the WFC stuff into Prime rather than give it a seperate line. It's also conceivable that it's a mistranslation or a shortening of Deadwing's name or something like that.

    While Dinobots would be very cool, Swoop was the last one of these I'd make a Voyager. Sludge would be the first choice there.


    -ZacWilliam, I think it's more likely the "mistake" option anyway.
    If it is the dinobots you have no idea how they're going to be in Prime. for all we know at the minute Swoop could be the leader in prime . Or it could be they all get voyagers...or it IS just another character with that name in japan (which is the more likely at this stage)

  5. Transformed's Avatar Transformed says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ZacWilliam View Post
    It's conceivable Japan will roll the WFC stuff into Prime rather than give it a seperate line.
    Isn't that what Hasbro's doing? I figure Takara will follow suit, save for deluxe figures, Takara's boxes are the same, at least they look the same. Any rid figure that isn't part of the powerizer line probably won't come with an Arms Micron, but will be carded like the rest.

  6. BraveMax's Avatar BraveMax says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Cheem The Rup View Post
    These info have just been posted on the Iacon page on facebook...

    I report exactly as it's written there
    In Japan, Swoop's name has usually been "Swarp", right? Maybe somewhere along the line someone saw "S warp" and decided it was "Swoop"? It could just be a Skywarp repaint of Voyager Starscream?

  7. RedAlert Rescue has no avatar! RedAlert Rescue says

    A Voyager Swoop might be nice - the only thing I'd ponder is that now Voyagers are so small he'd be barely bigger than Energon Swoop and might be the same size as the G1 toy probably.

    I suppose it's to much to hope for Weaponizer Sludge &/or Grimlock

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