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Re: Takara Legends Manga Thread

Postby ZeroWolf » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:52 am

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Re: Takara Legends Manga Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:06 pm

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To elaborate, all of the following seen in Part Two are actually living toys:

Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy (maybe even Encore Big Convoy)
Some version of Movie Bumblebee from the first trilogy
Animated Bumblebee
Studio Series Bumblebee Movie Bumblebee
Masterpiece Bumblebee
Generations Thrilling 30 Bumblebee
1992 G1 Thunder Clash
1992 G1 Skyquake
Presumably the four Predators and one other European toy from 1992
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Sedan (green variant)
Salt-Man X or Robot-Man X (red variant)
Pick-Up (green and purple variant)
1985 G1 Dirge
Super-Base class Armada Optimus Prime
Energon Optimus Prime combined with Wing Saber in their flight mode
Leader class Cybertron Optimus Prime
Japanese Animated Wingblade Optimus Prime
Beast Wars Neo Magmatron
Energon Megatron or Super Link Galvatron (these were two distinct toys from each other)
Cybertron Megatron
TLK Megatron (probably the Leader class toy)
Encore Returns Convoy
1984 Hasbro G1 Megatron (or some later reissue of it that uses the red plastic parts)
1984 G1 Starscream
1984 G1 Optimus Prime
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Re: Takara Legends Manga Thread

Postby Wolfman Jake » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:28 pm

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It's interesting that the Jumpstarters should mention Dai Atlas. Fans have been speculating for a long while now that a retool of the Titans Return Black Shadow/Gigatron mold would make for a fantastic updated Dai Atlas. Could be another possible Legends EX release coming down the line? I still hope that Takara is going to make me very happy by making those releasing the Autobot Targetmasters now that they have shown off their "virtual" redecos in the manga.
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Re: Takara Legends Manga Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:31 pm

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Wolfman Jake wrote:It's interesting that the Jumpstarters should mention Dai Atlas.
It's because he's their leader, what with Topspin and Twin Twist being Powered Masters in Japanese continuity.
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Re: Takara Legends Manga Thread

Postby ZeroWolf » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:08 am

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I think we fans should lessen our hope for these figures, going from "Come on Takara!" To "it would be nice if they did but whatever will be, will be"

The more we get our hope up, the more it'll be dashed when it falls apart.
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Re: Takara Legends Manga Thread

Postby Wolfman Jake » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:10 pm

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ZeroWolf wrote:I think we fans should lessen our hope for these figures, going from "Come on Takara!" To "it would be nice if they did but whatever will be, will be"

The more we get our hope up, the more it'll be dashed when it falls apart.


I'm going to remain recklessly optimistic for right now. Dai Atlas is a far-fetched flight of fancy, yes, but those Autobot Targetmasters are not too unlikely, especially since they have now been featured in the Legends comic, complete with virtual redecos of contemporary toys.
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Re: Takara Legends Manga Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:09 am

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New online manga for LG-EX Grotess (Grotusque) & Repug (Repugnus) from TakaraTomy Mall!

https://takaratomymall.jp/img/goods/4904810120193/comic.pdf

It's in PDF form, so I can't embed its pages here as images.
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New Online Manga for LG-EX Grotess (Grotusque) & Repug (Repugnus)

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:30 pm

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Thanks to Seibertronian Sabrblade, we have news that a new chapter of the Takara Legends Manga is now available, in PDF form on TakaraTomyMall, featuring the Monsterbots! The Manga is 5 pages long and shows off the Monsterbots, most prominently Grotess (Grotusque) & Repug (Repugnus), as they are the figures intended to be sold with this comic. The comic features plenty of battle beasts, and even includes some characters such as Bumblebee and Jetfire, along with some Headmasters. The comic also shows off some fun reimaginings of toys we got as new characters or characters we were rumored to get but never did, like Toraizer.

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Re: Takara Legends Manga Thread

Postby carytheone » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:07 pm

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That comic makes me yern for a Battle Beast reboot!

I forget, does the Tak Repug come with the same Head Master as the Hasbro Repugnus. Basically, just Dastard? The comic makes it seem like a different character. Of course considering I can't read it and I kept going from left to right means I was a little lost.

Well to the Google mobile to search it out.

Edit: found what I was looking for. Just straight re-release.
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Re: Takara Legends Manga Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:17 pm

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carytheone wrote:That comic makes me yern for a Battle Beast reboot!

I forget, does the Tak Repug come with the same Head Master as the Hasbro Repugnus. Basically, just Dastard? The comic makes it seem like a different character. Of course considering I can't read it and I kept going from left to right means I was a little lost.

Well to the Google mobile to search it out.
Yes. The head is the same as the Hasbro Dastard version, but the one he uses in this comic is instead the Titan Master version instead of Dastard. Though, Takara is treating Dastard not as himself but instead as the hedgehog Beastformer named, uh, Hedgehog. Likewise, Grotusque's little headmaster Fengul is treated by Takara as the Beastformer named Platinum Tiger.
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Re: Takara Legends Manga Thread

Postby carytheone » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:20 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:
carytheone wrote:That comic makes me yern for a Battle Beast reboot!

I forget, does the Tak Repug come with the same Head Master as the Hasbro Repugnus. Basically, just Dastard? The comic makes it seem like a different character. Of course considering I can't read it and I kept going from left to right means I was a little lost.

Well to the Google mobile to search it out.
Yes. The head is the same as the Hasbro Dastard version, but the one he uses in this comic is instead the Titan Master version instead of Dastard. Though, Takara is treating Dastard not as himself but instead as the hedgehog Beastformer named, uh, Hedgehog. Likewise, Grotusque's little headmaster Fengul is treated by Takara as the Beastformer named Platinum Tiger.
Ah, cool, thanks.the little purple robot riding in his chest was throwing me.
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Re: Takara Legends Manga Thread

Postby fenrir72 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:22 pm

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Repugnus Hb robot head fits well/proportional when combined with the headmaster characer of the Legends line. I performed robotic surgery in other words.

The Head/titanmaster utilizing the animation model style is waaaaaaaay too big /not proportional when used on the Repugnus transtector.
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Re: Takara Legends Manga Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:40 pm

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carytheone wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
carytheone wrote:That comic makes me yern for a Battle Beast reboot!

I forget, does the Tak Repug come with the same Head Master as the Hasbro Repugnus. Basically, just Dastard? The comic makes it seem like a different character. Of course considering I can't read it and I kept going from left to right means I was a little lost.

Well to the Google mobile to search it out.
Yes. The head is the same as the Hasbro Dastard version, but the one he uses in this comic is instead the Titan Master version instead of Dastard. Though, Takara is treating Dastard not as himself but instead as the hedgehog Beastformer named, uh, Hedgehog. Likewise, Grotusque's little headmaster Fengul is treated by Takara as the Beastformer named Platinum Tiger.
Ah, cool, thanks.the little purple robot riding in his chest was throwing me.
Oh, no, that purple dude is Toraizer, a non-toy redeco of Lione/Sawback. Hedgehog is the guy wearing Spike's Exosuit on Page 2, riding the Titan Master Vehicle of Repugnus with little Headmaster Repugnus himself.
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Re: Takara Legends Manga Thread

Postby Flashwave » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:44 pm

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I so want to be excited about all the random cameos, Marissa abd her daughter, the random magic tranforming boat lady tagging along with SeaSpray, the Battle Beasts abd random HeadMasters, but I have no bloody clue whats happening here. And is Grotuaque arguing with his Titan Master dude at one point?
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Re: Takara Legends Manga Thread

Postby Skritz » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:50 pm

Sabrblade wrote:
carytheone wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
carytheone wrote:That comic makes me yern for a Battle Beast reboot!

I forget, does the Tak Repug come with the same Head Master as the Hasbro Repugnus. Basically, just Dastard? The comic makes it seem like a different character. Of course considering I can't read it and I kept going from left to right means I was a little lost.

Well to the Google mobile to search it out.
Yes. The head is the same as the Hasbro Dastard version, but the one he uses in this comic is instead the Titan Master version instead of Dastard. Though, Takara is treating Dastard not as himself but instead as the hedgehog Beastformer named, uh, Hedgehog. Likewise, Grotusque's little headmaster Fengul is treated by Takara as the Beastformer named Platinum Tiger.
Ah, cool, thanks.the little purple robot riding in his chest was throwing me.
Oh, no, that purple dude is Toraizer, a non-toy redeco of Lione/Sawback.


Wasn't he planned for Titans Return but scrapped?
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Re: Takara Legends Manga Thread

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:34 pm

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Skritz wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
carytheone wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
carytheone wrote:That comic makes me yern for a Battle Beast reboot!

I forget, does the Tak Repug come with the same Head Master as the Hasbro Repugnus. Basically, just Dastard? The comic makes it seem like a different character. Of course considering I can't read it and I kept going from left to right means I was a little lost.

Well to the Google mobile to search it out.
Yes. The head is the same as the Hasbro Dastard version, but the one he uses in this comic is instead the Titan Master version instead of Dastard. Though, Takara is treating Dastard not as himself but instead as the hedgehog Beastformer named, uh, Hedgehog. Likewise, Grotusque's little headmaster Fengul is treated by Takara as the Beastformer named Platinum Tiger.
Ah, cool, thanks.the little purple robot riding in his chest was throwing me.
Oh, no, that purple dude is Toraizer, a non-toy redeco of Lione/Sawback.


Wasn't he planned for Titans Return but scrapped?


He was, along with Optimus Primal.

The Monsterbot Titan Masters have always been treated as Battle Beasts in Legends, while the Headmaster Warrior ones have been possessed by the evil Laser Beasts:

Daburu: recast as White Leo aka Pirate Lion
Fengul: recast as Platina Tiger aka Saber Sword Tiger.
Dastard: o no, not yet, Repugnus hasn't been bonded yet. Dastard is modeled after Hedgehog aka Prickly Porcupine, yes, but he is wearing Spike's suit for the time being.

Lione: was possessed by Tigerburn
Toraizer: was possessed by Scope Cougar
Shuffler: turns out he was possessed by Skull Grotess... HAH, Grotess piloting Grotusque, so cheeky :lol:

Another thing: Grotusque can speak while Platina Tiger is outside of Head Mode. That's a first. :shock: He does seem less of a joker now tho...
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Re: Takara Legends Manga Thread

Postby ThunderThruster » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:54 am

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Flashwave wrote:I so want to be excited about all the random cameos, (1)Marissa abd her daughter, (2)the random magic tranforming boat lady tagging along with SeaSpray, the Battle Beasts abd random HeadMasters, but I have no bloody clue whats happening here.

1) Spotted Marissa, but her daughter? When was she introduced to the franchise?
2) Alana, Seaspray's Tlalakan "girlfriend".

Flashwave wrote:And is Grotuaque arguing with his Titan Master dude at one point?

Certainly looks like it.
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Postby Sabrblade » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:09 am

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ThunderThruster wrote:1) Spotted Marissa, but her daughter? When was she introduced to the franchise?
2016, with her first appearance being in the little pack-in comic page that came with Unite Warriors Convoy Grand Prime - https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Sue_Faireborn
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Another cameo I just realized, not of a character, but of a concept: Platina Tiger's "glass shattering" thing is his new dimension warping ability, taken from the Blendtrons in the Beast Wars Neo anime.
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Re: Takara Legends Manga Thread

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Another cameo I just realized, not of a character, but of a concept: Platina Tiger's "glass shattering" thing is his new dimension warping ability, taken from the Blendtrons in the Beast Wars Neo anime.
You sure it's not related to his previously being trapped inside the Holography Mirror?
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Postby Seibertron » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:11 am

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carytheone wrote:That comic makes me yern for a Battle Beast reboot!


But only if they do the wood/fire/water rubsigns and they're part of the Transformers line and are modern updates to the originals! I did not like the line that Takara did a few years back.
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Re: Takara Legends Manga Thread

Postby carytheone » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:18 am

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Seibertron wrote:
carytheone wrote:That comic makes me yern for a Battle Beast reboot!
But only if they do the wood/fire/water rubsigns and they're part of the Transformers line and are modern updates to the originals! I did not like the line that Takara did a few years back.
YES, Fire/Wood/Water rubsigns all day! I'm ok if they are not part of the TF universe, but if so all the sweeter. I never knew they were related until recently. From what I've seen of the last line, it didn't look up my alley.

I'm thinking just the original line-up, bigger, more articulation, maybe a removable/swap-able/upgrade-able armor gimmick. Could share the same weapon gimmick as Siege. Bring back all of their vehicles/playsets (transformable?).

Ah, it's fun to randomly speculate isn't it :-?
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Re: Takara Legends Manga Thread

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:23 am

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Another cameo I just realized, not of a character, but of a concept: Platina Tiger's "glass shattering" thing is his new dimension warping ability, taken from the Blendtrons in the Beast Wars Neo anime.
You sure it's not related to his previously being trapped inside the Holography Mirror?


Could be too. Fiction is your niche after all. :)
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Re: Takara Legends Manga Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:27 am

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Another cameo I just realized, not of a character, but of a concept: Platina Tiger's "glass shattering" thing is his new dimension warping ability, taken from the Blendtrons in the Beast Wars Neo anime.
You sure it's not related to his previously being trapped inside the Holography Mirror?


Could be too. Fiction is your niche after all. :)
At this point, I'm still just waiting for the Wiki to get a summary up so we can finally learn exactly what's going on in this.
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Re: Takara Legends Manga Thread

Postby ThunderThruster » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:42 pm

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ThunderThruster wrote:1) Spotted Marissa, but her daughter? When was she introduced to the franchise?
2016, with her first appearance being in the little pack-in comic page that came with Unite Warriors Convoy Grand Prime - https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Sue_Faireborn

Thanks for the info Sabrblade. Not sure how to handle it though...
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