Vehicon Toy Information
|Japanese Name||Decepticon Vehicon|
|Release Date||May 2012 (2012)|
|Wave||Transformers Prime Deluxe Wave 3|
|Filed Under||TF Prime FE Decepticons|
|Additional Themes||Eradicon, Transformers Prime, Trooper, Vehicon|
|Additional Toy Info |
Released in very small numbers in April / May 2012 through Asian retailers. These were the Hasbro versions rather than the more widely available Takara-Tomy ones - Hasbro Vehicons are packaged in vehicle mode, while their Takara-Tomy counterparts are packaged in robot mode. There are also slight paint and deco variations.
The Vehicon was finally released in October 2012 as a part of the Toys R Us exclusive Transformers Prime First Edition Deluxe Class Re-release series along with Terrorcon Cliffjumper, Arcee and Starscream.
Vehicon Parts Information
Vehicon Additional Info
In the show's credits, the Vehicons are credited as "Troopers" or "Decepticon Troopers". The original name for this page, "Eradicon", came from The Hub website. They have never been positively identified on screen. According to the creative team, they never will be - however the toy will be known as "Vehicon".
According to production staff, the Vehicons are in the show in order to give the Decepticons a numbers advantage without needing to create many costly models.