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In-Package Image - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG01 Rattle (Rattrap)

Transformers News: In-Package Image - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG01 Rattle (Rattrap)

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 4:36PM CDT

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Thanks to a tip from fellow Seibertron.com user SW's SilverHammer, we have mirrored below the in-package image of LG01 Rattle (Rattrap) that the Takara Transformers account tweeted earlier today, showing off the new box for the line, which will include redecos of older figures such as Optimus Primal, and newer Generations such as Tankor, Whirl and Roadbuster (and Sky-Byte). Check it out, and compare it to the Hasbro version here!

Transformers News: In-Package Image - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG01 Rattle (Rattrap)
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Re: In-Package Image - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG01 Rattle (Rattrap) (1597125)
Posted by XDMan on August 6th, 2014 @ 5:27pm CDT
I would imagine Rattrap being stolen in stores. We need...A Better Mousetrap.
Re: In-Package Image - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG01 Rattle (Rattrap) (1597126)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on August 6th, 2014 @ 5:44pm CDT
I'm going to jump on that Takara Jetfire for sure. Once pre-orders go up at TFSource, I'm taking the Hasbro version off my pre-order stack. The flat red paint apps look a lot better than the red chrome overload on the Hasbro version IMO.

Is Rattrap really any different from the Hasbro version?
Re: In-Package Image - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG01 Rattle (Rattrap) (1597130)
Posted by Peridot on August 6th, 2014 @ 6:17pm CDT
XDMan wrote:I would imagine Rattrap being stolen in stores. We need...A Better Mousetrap.

I don't think Rattrap is actually going to be packaged like that. The way he's displayed in the photo wouldn't really fit on store shelves. Plus, he's not even secured in the box.
Re: In-Package Image - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG01 Rattle (Rattrap) (1597131)
Posted by Tigertrack on August 6th, 2014 @ 6:31pm CDT
Metro Prime wrote:
XDMan wrote:I would imagine Rattrap being stolen in stores. We need...A Better Mousetrap.

I don't think Rattrap is actually going to be packaged like that. The way he's displayed in the photo wouldn't really fit on store shelves. Plus, he's not even secured in the box.


I was thinking he same thing man. Box instead of card though is cool.
Re: In-Package Image - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG01 Rattle (Rattrap) (1597139)
Posted by Optimizzy on August 6th, 2014 @ 6:45pm CDT
Tigertrack wrote: Box instead of card though is cool.



Yeah, if you hate the Earth ;)

Serious question though: Why are Takara's packaging so wildly different than Hasbro's? Have all of the generations toys been boxed?
Re: In-Package Image - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG01 Rattle (Rattrap) (1597141)
Posted by shajaki on August 6th, 2014 @ 7:09pm CDT
boxed! i love it! its like original takara beast wars were.

and just cause hes not secured in the box doesnt mean its not official. could just be a mock up.
Re: In-Package Image - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG01 Rattle (Rattrap) (1597174)
Posted by RSDADDIMUS2 on August 6th, 2014 @ 9:30pm CDT
RatTrap and Inferno were my 2 favorites along with Megs.That's a snazzy figure. I may just want one. :HEADHURTS: :HEADHURTS:
Re: In-Package Image - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG01 Rattle (Rattrap) (1597175)
Posted by megatronus on August 6th, 2014 @ 9:30pm CDT
Very reminiscent of the original Beast Wars packaging! Simply a nice throwback :D
Re: In-Package Image - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG01 Rattle (Rattrap) (1597191)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on August 6th, 2014 @ 10:11pm CDT
kinda funny that when Takara puts chrome on a figure that hasbro doesn't, people are all like "OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! it has chrome!!!!!!!!! :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: Hasbro suks and Takara rulz", and then when the opposite happens people be like "eh I could do without the chrome".
Re: In-Package Image - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG01 Rattle (Rattrap) (1597198)
Posted by megatronus on August 6th, 2014 @ 10:29pm CDT
LOST Cybertronian wrote:kinda funny that when Takara puts chrome on a figure that hasbro doesn't, people are all like "OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! it has chrome!!!!!!!!! :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: Hasbro suks and Takara rulz", and then when the opposite happens people be like "eh I could do without the chrome".

I dunno... I think it depends on the situation.

I haven't seen many (or maybe even any) complaints about most of the AoE chromed stuff, like the Platinum Edition OP & Grimlock 2-pack, or the OP Evolution 2-pack, or the SDCC Dinobots, etc. Even the AoE Leader Prime's chrome is fairly well placed.

Jetfire's chrome isn't just an accent... it comprises a large part of the toy. Especially against a white background, it's a lot. I personally don't really mind it, but probably could have gone for more black on the weapons to break them up a bit.
Re: In-Package Image - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG01 Rattle (Rattrap) (1597200)
Posted by xyl360 on August 6th, 2014 @ 10:51pm CDT
LOST Cybertronian wrote:kinda funny that when Takara puts chrome on a figure that hasbro doesn't, people are all like "OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! it has chrome!!!!!!!!! :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: Hasbro suks and Takara rulz", and then when the opposite happens people be like "eh I could do without the chrome".

Eh, what toys are you talking about, because I don't know of any main line Takara figures to use any chrome on them other than Convoy and his variants (for the grill and bumper) since the original Henkei Henkei figures. My praise of Takara's figures has almost always been due to the use of metallic paint (BIG difference between metallic and chrome) and the sheer number of paint apps (like painting in headlights/tail lights and other details that are molded in but conspicuously unpainted in the Hasbro variants from time to time).

Regarding Jetfire, I'm with the others here. I'm going for the Takara version. I preordered it when I saw it come up on BBTS earlier today and I cancelled my preorder for the Hasbro version. Had Hasbro covered all the red bits with red chrome it may have been worth it, but mixing chrome with a different type of paint for details that are supposed to match doesn't look too good in my opinion (I wasn't a big fan of some of the Henkei Henkei figures with their one-off chrome bits either for the very same reason as it just looked out of place).
Re: In-Package Image - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG01 Rattle (Rattrap) (1597218)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 6th, 2014 @ 11:38pm CDT
Optimizzy wrote:Serious question though: Why are Takara's packaging so wildly different than Hasbro's? Have all of the generations toys been boxed?
This is a different line that Generations for Japan. In Japan, the Generations line has been long over. Back when it was in effect, it used a packaging style that look very similar to Hasbro's Generations packaging. But now that Generations is over in Japan, they're starting a new line for the remaining Generations toys to be sold in Japan, which will be known as the Transformers: Legends line. And with a new line comes new packaging.

As for the box-style packaging instead of carded packaging, in this case, it's a homage to the Japanese Beast Wars packaging from the late 90's, which also used boxes instead of cards.
Re: In-Package Image - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG01 Rattle (Rattrap) (1597310)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 7th, 2014 @ 10:30am CDT
Following yesterday's announcement of Takara's Legends Jetfire & Sky-Byte we have Larger images provided to us by the Agabyss Twitter page. Looks like this confirms our guesses of Jetfire loseing all the red chrome in favor of a flat red color, and Sky-Byte having extra paint applications. We've mirrored the images below.



Re: In-Package Image - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG01 Rattle (Rattrap) (1597314)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on August 7th, 2014 @ 10:37am CDT
COME ON TAKARA! Repaint Sky-Byte into Cybershark! Please!!!!
Re: In-Package Image - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG01 Rattle (Rattrap) (1597316)
Posted by megatronus on August 7th, 2014 @ 10:38am CDT
mooncake623 wrote:Following yesterday's announcement of Takara's Legends Jetfire & Sky-Byte we have Larger images provided to us by the Agabyss Twitter page. Looks like this confirms our guesses of Jetfire loseing all the red chrome in favor of a flat red color, and Sky-Byte having extra paint applications. We've mirrored the images below.


Considering that Jetfire - looks real nice with the black details on the guns.
Re: In-Package Image - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG01 Rattle (Rattrap) (1597325)
Posted by shajaki on August 7th, 2014 @ 11:05am CDT
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:COME ON TAKARA! Repaint Sky-Byte into Cybershark! Please!!!!
im hoping that too. you gotta figure, if theres a chance they can repaint a toy into anything else that theyll do it. it all equals money to them.

jetfires jetfires jetfires.....
honestly im getting both. because who knows which one ill like better in hand, and it wont kill me to have two ;)
Re: In-Package Image - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG01 Rattle (Rattrap) (1597366)
Posted by fenrir72 on August 7th, 2014 @ 1:00pm CDT
Extra apps on the guns, red stripes on his chest and autobot sigil with white highlights. Nice!
Re: In-Package Image - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG01 Rattle (Rattrap) (1597372)
Posted by reluctantyouth on August 7th, 2014 @ 1:56pm CDT
Bravo Takara!!!

So interesting that Hasbro goes shiny chrome and Takara goes old school. I like this version much better and have pre-ordered 2 from TFSource.com. The figures are also listed on BBTS.com and are a dollar cheaper than TFSource. I went for the free shipping when ordering two as it was $151.90 through Source.

I figure this is a solid investment and would rather put my money into a well thought out old school homage than what Hasbro will be giving us. December cannot come soon enough for this great representation!!

Now to Amazon to cancel my Hasbro edition pre-order. Reprolabels could jazz up the Hasbro version but cannot cover up that stupid shiny chrome. :BOT:
Re: In-Package Image - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG01 Rattle (Rattrap) (1597446)
Posted by Rated X on August 7th, 2014 @ 4:26pm CDT
Looks way better than the Hasbro chrome version. But I still cant seem to pull the trigger on this mold. I hate that fake cockpit and stupid out of scale Macross jet mode. Im waiting on that Mech Form Sky Guardian.
Re: In-Package Image - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG01 Rattle (Rattrap) (1597519)
Posted by WildclawPrime on August 7th, 2014 @ 9:40pm CDT
Still some great upcoming figures for this year. Why is it that Takara has the better paint schemes then the Hasbro releases? Maybe of course it's because either Hasbro is lazy at times, or they just have some bizarre choices. Still, the US versions of Jetfire and Sky-Byte look decent With a few exceptions, I'm really liking the Generations line this year.

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