Blog #236: Toy Review: Japanese Transformers Prime Voyager Swerve with Arms Micron Sou

Japanese Transformers Prime Swerve with Arms Micron Sou

Box:  The boxes for the Voyager toys are the same shape as the US versions.  All the text and pictures are changed.  Swerve has a few more paint apps than any of the deluxe toys, though unlike the previous Voyagers, you really don’t see them in robot mode accept for his face.  Still, this is likely the reason for using the window box.

Arms Micron Sou

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:  Sou’s weapon mode is a saw.  It’s kind of cool, and well designed to use the port on swerve’s hood.

Robot Mode:  Not bad, but needs some more stickers.  He’s far too plain looking.

Swerve (Based on Japanese Transformers Prime Voyager Breakdown)

(No Stickers)

(With Stickers)

(With Weapon)

(Comparison – Swerve [left] and Breakdown [right])

Vehicle Mode:  Swerve has fewer stickers than Breakdown did.  Not sure why, he certainly could have used some more of them.  Nice locking, and I love the dark red, but it needed more detail.

(No Stickers)

(With Stickers)

(Comparison – Swerve [left] and Breakdown [right])

Robot Mode:  As with the vehicle mode, he could have used some more stickers, especially on his upper arms and chest.  He has a new head mold, which looks nice.  The lack of stickers hurts him more than Breakdown.

Overall:  A very nice toy, and apparently produced in lower quantities than other Arms Micron toys.  My guess is that is due to him not being a show character.  In Japan they tend to stick to toys from the cartoon.  I ended up having to seek out another one when my preorder couldn’t be filled.

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 #236: Toy Review: Japanese Transformers Prime Voyager Swerve with Arms Micron Sou

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