Somehow before SDCC started I knew that Breakdown wouldn't be coming to America. I don't know how, maybe it has just been years of dealing with Hasbro's weird decisions but four days before the convention I ordered this guy from a Japanese retailer. And low and behold, Hasbro confirmed at SDCC that they would not be releasing Breakdown stateside. Lucky me I guess. At any rate this is my first Arms Micron figure and I was a little surprised by what I found inside the packaging.
First off I was prepared beforehand by a friend of mine that I would be assembling the Arms Micron that came with the figure. What I was not prepared for were all the stickers! I mean this guy has more stickers than most G1 figures! I guess it has to do with model kits being all the rage over in Japan and TakaraTomy trying to get a piece of that action. So after about an hour of assembling the Micron and tediously applying stickers (not something I miss in my Transformers purchases) he was finally ready to go.
|Like Bulkhead he has a solid alt mode.|
I was afraid that First Edition Bulkhead might outsize Breakdown by a good amount but since this is the only Voyager-sized Breakdown mold available it's not like there were a lot of choices. Fortunately they pair pretty well together, with Bulkhead only maybe 1/4 inch taller. The other pairing I was worried about was of course Knock Out. Breakdown and Knock Out have always been presented as something as a team in the show so I thought it was important they looked good together. Again it wasn't as bad as I had initially imagined.
The Micron that comes with Breakdown is named Zamu and looks like a one-eyed, one-horned
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