Facebook group Planet Iacon have posted news on the possible June and July releases for Takara-Tomy’s Power of the Primes line. According to Planet Iacon’s news, the Dinobots will be included in the Japanese Power of the Primes line, not as a giftset as a part of a Unite Warriors revival like some had hoped. The information also indicates that Dreadwind and Blackwing / Darkwing will be released in the line.
With the Japanese Power of the Primes line shaping up to be the same as the US releases, this will doubtless disappoint those hoping for things such as Buster and Hydra Masterforce versions of Darkwing and Dreadwind, or a Generation 1 deco version of Swoop. We’d point out though that in the past Takara-Tomy have sprinkled in original releases into even their USA edition lines in the past, not to mention the existence of Takara-Tomy Mall, E-Hobby, and conventions to offer some of those fan-demanded variations. So this news is not a conclusive “no”, although it is further evidence of Takara-Tomy pressing ahead with their stated desire to align their releases globally with what Hasbro is releasing.
We’ve reproduced the full list below. It’s worth saying this is not yet confirmed by anything official from Takara-Tomy, but Planet Iacon’s news has been accurate in the past.
Japanese Power of the Primes wave 2 – June
- PP-10 Alchemist Prime
- PP-11 Dinobot Slug
- PP-12 Dinobot Swoop
- PP-13 Dinobot Snarl
- PP-14 Dinobot Sludge
- PP-15 Dinobot Grimlock
Japanese Power of the Primes wave 3 – July
- PP-16 Moonracer
- PP-17 Dreadwind
- PP-18 Blackwing
- PP-19 Starscream