Blog #233: Toy Review: Japanese Transformers Prime Deluxe Airachnid with Arms Micron Ida

Japanese Transformers Prime Airachnid with Arms Micron Ida

Box:  The boxes for the deluxe toys have no windows.  I assume this is due to the lack of paint apps.  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 Ida

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:  Ida is a shield with two blades.  I think his is a clear case that they wanted a spider for the robot mode and this was the best they could do for a weapon.  It’s just not very good at all.

Robot Mode:  The spider mode is pretty cool, though he really doesn’t have enough legs.  Also, if you look at the instructions, they aren’t quite the same as the toy.  On the back of the two claws there is a little fin.  That isn’t there in the instructions.  If you fold them up underneath like in the instructions, those fins will sit on the ground and keep his back legs in the air.  I flipped them out about 45 degrees and it stands correctly.

Airachnid (Based on Transformers Prime Deluxe Airachnid)

(No Stickers)

(With Stickers)

(With Weapon)

(Comparison – Japanese [left] and USA [right] – No Weapons)

(Comparison – Japanese [left] and USA [right] – With Weapons)

Vehicle Mode:  It sucks.  For more on this awful toy, see my review of the USA version here.  In comparison to the US version, it’s got darker purple rotors and engines that double as Arms Micron ports.

(No Stickers)

(With Stickers)

 (With Weapon)

 (Comparison – Japanese [left] and USA [right])

(Comparison – Japanese [left] and USA [right] – With Weapons)

Robot Mode:  It sucks.  For more on this awful toy, see my review of the USA version here.  In comparison to the USA version, its purple parts are darker.  Its one redeeming quality compared to the US version is that stickers on the knees and feet give it a little detail where the USA version had none.

Overall:  Crappy toy.  Best I can say is that the Micron is unique, and as of yet it hasn’t been announced as a single pack.  Other than that, it’s just a lousy toy.

Thanks for reading!

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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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1 Response to Blog #233: Toy Review: Japanese Transformers Prime Deluxe Airachnid with Arms Micron Ida

  1. Pingback: Blog #292: Toy Review: Japanese Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gravity Planet Bowgun 5-Pack, Gora II E, Gul B, Zori CS, Ida B, and Noji B | lmb3.net

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