Geki Arms Micron Promo Figure - Some Assembly Required
Transformers Go! Promotional Micron Figure
Item No.: No. n/a Manufacturer:Takara-Tomy Includes:Instructions, parts on a sprue Action Feature:Changes from elephant to grenade launcher Retail:Free with 3,000 yen purchase at Joshin Kidsland and Bic Camera stores Availability: November 2013 Other: Recolor of Ozu
As with the others, I got Geki in an eBay lot with a smattering of other Micron toys. You may not think you need an elephant that turns into a grenade launcher, and you're probably right. But as toys go, it's a nice one to have on your desk.
The clear blue plastic of Geki sucks away much of the detail, so it's not obvious there's a sliding lever to get the barrel out for the grenade launcher mode. Looking at shots of Ozu, the grey version seems much easier to see - but this one is sold individually, and it's an Autobot, so that's got to be worth something. This figure requires limited assembly, as its 8 pieces come to you on a sprue. This gives you a pretty good idea of the simplicity of the item, with a two-piece articulated trunk and a 4-legged assembly for his legs that are actually just 5mm pegs. Each foot has that inner hole that you saw during Armada, making it possible to mount older Mini-Cons there if you want. I can't imagine why you'd want to, but you can.
The toy looks decent in both modes with a fairly simple transformation. The leg assembly folds out to be the grip, the snout folds back, and the barrel slides out with the use of a lever. The bright blue clear plastic is attractive, with a fairly decent weapon mode and an utterly ridiculous combined weapon mode. It's a neat enough little accessory, and has already provided me with more than a little amusement for my otherwise weapon-deficient Cybertronians.
This is a toy that neither impresses nor disappoints. If you wanted a small elephant that turns into a gun, this is it. The pieces hold together nicely and the cyclops head reminds me of the mammoth from Space Harrier, so I dig this one a lot. Each mode looks pretty good, although neither is particularly convincing. He's got a little trunk and little tusks, and even tinier ears. It's charming, and sized similarly to the Mini-Cons of 2002-2006. Get it if you can, and hopefully we'll see more of these molds brought to the USA by Hasbro. We haven't seen many yet.
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