Toy World HK and Cybergundam Blog have put up scans from the March editions of Figure King and Dengeki Hobby, respectively. Figure King gives us a look at the first six Transformers Prime Japan toys – Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Cliffjumper, Ratchet, Megatron and Skywarp. These toys are at a lower price than previous Deluxe and Voyager Class releases in Japan, achieved by taking a step back to the earlier days when Transformers had less paint and used stickers for much of their details – Ratchet, for example, has the stripe on the side of his ambulance mode added by a sticker.
Each of the six toys has also got added hardpoints for mounting the Arms Microns who come with them – Aupi(オーピー) for Optimus, Beetoo(ビーツー) for Bumblebee, Ciel(シエル) for Cliffjumper, Arue(アルエ) for Ratchet. Gora(ゴラ) for Megatron, Baro(バロ) for Skywarp (many thanks to 2005 Boards member Ricochet for providing the names). The Arms Microns come as unassembled kits, and feature clear Energon Crystal parts. They can also be combined to form larger weapons, as demonstrated in some of the scans.
There is also some coverage in both publications of MP-11 Starscream Version 2, focusing largely on the new additions to the design, namely the coronation scene gear. One page from Figure King shows Starscream in a commanding pose in front of Henkei Ramjet and Astrotrain – which looks pretty awesome!
Read on to check out our mirror of all the scans.