Blog #223: Toy Review: Japanese Transformers Prime Terrorcon Bumblebee with Arms Microns Terrorcon Zori

Japanese Transformers Terrorcon Bumblebee with Arms Micron Terrorcon Zori

Arms Micron Terrorcon Zori

Box:  Terrorcon Bumblebee’s box is a smaller version of the Voyager boxes.  The reason deluxes are packed in windowless boxes is the lack of paint apps, but the black with teal looks so cool, I can see why they wanted to show it off.

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:  Zori is still one of my favorite Arms Microns and looks great in translucent purple.  I still wish the barrel would click into place.  It’s hard to get the barrel straight.

Robot Mode:  The scorpion mode is awesome.  He could have used a few more stickers, but that’s a small thing.

Terrorcon Bumblebee (Based on Transformers Prime Deluxe Bumblebee)

(No Stickers)

(With Stickers)

(With Weapon)

(Comparison – USA [right], AM-01 Japanese [left] and Terrorcon Japanese [right])

(Comparison With Weapon – USA [right], AM-01 Japanese [left] and Terrorcon Japanese [right])

Vehicle Mode:  No mold changes from the original Japanese versions, but what a repaint!  Wow!  He looks absolutely amazing in these colors.  I just hope this does not begin a trend of evil black Bumblebee repaints.  We already have that with Optimus Prime.

(No Stickers)

(With Stickers)

(With Stickers and Zori)

(Comparison – USA [right], AM-01 Japanese [left] and Terrorcon Japanese [right])

Robot Mode:  I wish I could have gotten a picture where you could really see his face.  The colors even make his expression look sinister without even a mold change.  The great coloring translates perfectly to robot mode.

Overall:  This is one awesome toy.  It is expensive, but for a Japanese store exclusive it isn’t ridiculously priced.  I highly recommend him.

For more thoughts on this mold, see my review of the original here.

Thanks for reading!

About lmb3

I’m 36 years old, and I work in network tech support for a public school system. I am a huge fan of Star Trek, Transformers, Harry Potter, and Marvel Comics as well as numerous other fandoms. I’m a big sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. I collect toys (mostly Transformers but other stuff too), comic books, and Red Sox baseball cards. I watch an obscene amount of television and love going to the movies. I am hopelessly addicted to Wizard Rock and I write Harry Potter Fanfiction, though these days I am working on a couple of different original YA novels.
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2 Responses to Blog #223: Toy Review: Japanese Transformers Prime Terrorcon Bumblebee with Arms Microns Terrorcon Zori

  1. lmb3 says:

    Yes, he comes with the stickers.



  2. SOOOOOOOO AWSOME!!! I just want to know if the Terrorcon Bumblebee comes with stickers because I want to buy it but only if it comes with the stickers.

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