Japanese Transformers Prime Deluxe Vehicon (Jet) with Arms Micron Igu
Box: The boxes for the deluxe toys have no windows. I assume this is due to the lack of paint apps (see below). They look kind of awful without the stickers, so leaving out the window will hide that. Good marketing, but it’s only necessary because the toys are so plain without the stickers. Also, the internal packaging is cardboard, and these were very hard to even pull out of the box without damaging the outer boxes.
Arms Micron Igu
Kit: The kits are fairly easy to assemble, and so far the stickers seem to be staying on well. The plastic is higher quality than the Kabaya kits. They have no paint apps and are perfect for customizers to paint up for a more elaborate look. Each Arms Micron includes something like a spark crystal, but I’m not sure if that is the intent of it. A sticker goes on before the outer translucent plastic to form it. They look nice, but I had some problems getting the crystal to stay in on some of them. Might need a little glue.
Weapon Mode: When this figure was announced, I was curious if they would just use the same gun. They didn’t. Instead, they remolded the original gun, changing its animal form from a pig into an iguana, without changing the look of the gun very much. They also changed the coloring, making him a little grayer.
Robot Mode: The iguana mode is very nice. I like the head they gave him and how they turned the gun around backwards from the pig mode. Nicely design.
Vehicon (Based on Transformers Prime Deluxe Vehicon)
Vehicle Mode: As is obvious, the jet Vehicon has been extensively remolded while keeping the same basic design. By remolding the side plates and hood, it looks quite different. The wings were added connected to the bottom of the car. Colors are basically the same in vehicle mode.
Robot Mode: Jet Vehicon’s robot mode, like the vehicle, is essentially the same as the previous version accept for the arms, leg side panels, and wings. There is also a little mold change on the back, which I did not take a picture of, which changes how far the panel behind his head can be pushed down. Color wise, they changed from blue to purple. It looks nice, but I think I prefer the original blue.
Overall: As this is another one that is not (apparently) going to be released in the USA, I would grab one asap. It is very nice and a real shame that we won’t see it over here.
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