Singapore fangroup Planet Iacon broke the news - and site sponsor BigBadToyStore has just confirmed - that TakaraTomy's version of Power of the Primes begins in May! Titled very similarly as Power of Prime, the figures listed are being released in a format seemingly identical to their US releases. But, what's interesting is what's not listed from Wave 1. Keep reading for details!
Compared to the Legends series, these prices are pretty low. As the smaller figures have usually included extras, the easiest point of comparison is a Leader like LG50 Sixshot, who runs a full $15 more on BBTS than the Double Convoy do here. There's a chance, much as we hate to say it, that these could be straight-up Japanese-packaging releases of US toys. The naming conventions being largely identical to the US versions with their trademark considerations - "Autobot Jazz", "Dinobot Slash," would point to this as well.
What's not here is encouraging, though. The Voyagers, and 75% of the Deluxes are not mentioned. That opens a door for a Unite Warriors-style Dinobots boxset that could gain some paint, and also perhaps Dreadwind's being paired with Blackwing/Darkwing as their Japanese counterparts Buster and Hydra. Even if most of PP is just US repacks, interesting times are ahead!
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