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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Toyline Thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:41 am
by Burn
So ah ... cool topic and all guys, but as I have said on multiple occasions when it comes to the financial side of the business, could you just ... I dunno ... put it in it's own thread?

People obviously want to discuss it, as it keeps getting brought up across various threads, but no one seems to actually want to start the discussion on it's own.

So until that happens ... can we keep this about the Legends Toyline please? Come on, I'm asking nicely ... apparently people prefer their Admins to be nice. I personally think that's a load of hogwash but hey, I'm willing to give it a go. Image

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Toyline Thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:48 am
by kurthy
Utter hogwash.

Which one of these lovelies is making it to your house, Burn?

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Toyline Thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:44 am
by primalxconvoy
Archforce, and his brother, Megastorm.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Toyline Thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:45 am
by Emerje
Burn wrote:So ah ... cool topic and all guys, but as I have said on multiple occasions when it comes to the financial side of the business, could you just ... I dunno ... put it in it's own thread?

People obviously want to discuss it, as it keeps getting brought up across various threads, but no one seems to actually want to start the discussion on it's own.

So until that happens ... can we keep this about the Legends Toyline please? Come on, I'm asking nicely ... apparently people prefer their Admins to be nice. I personally think that's a load of hogwash but hey, I'm willing to give it a go. Image

Since you asked so nicely, here's a new topic discussing Takara Tomy's finances.

Emerje

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Toyline Thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:29 am
by primalxconvoy
Burn wrote:So ah ... cool topic and all guys, but as I have said on multiple occasions when it comes to the financial side of the business, could you just ... I dunno ... put it in it's own thread?

People obviously want to discuss it, as it keeps getting brought up across various threads, but no one seems to actually want to start the discussion on it's own.

So until that happens ... can we keep this about the Legends Toyline please? Come on, I'm asking nicely ... apparently people prefer their Admins to be nice. I personally think that's a load of hogwash but hey, I'm willing to give it a go. Image



Who are you, and what have you done with Burn?

I agree though, it's one of those things, like the social issues in the Legends comics, Legality/Morality of KOs, etc that really needs its own thread. I keep on meaning to start/make an interesting thread about these, but right now, I'm too darn busy.

Anyway, here are some pics be of Archforce, with other purple Headmasters. There are even two Beast Wars Megatron Headmasters included, too.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Toyline Thread

PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:34 pm
by chuckdawg1999
Stupid question, is Greatshot delayed to April like the Jumpstarters and Darth Vader?

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Toyline Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:33 pm
by Emerje
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Stupid question, is Greatshot delayed to April like the Jumpstarters and Darth Vader?

No, but he's scheduled for 3/31 so he may as well be April. But the April delay was only a few days in if I remember right so it doesn't effect too much (aside from combined monthly shipping).

Man, the wait for TFSource to get Legends Blurr in is killing me here. I ordered him there instead of BBTS for less so that I could add him to my stack and get free shipping on my MP15E/16E cassettes. I want my cassettes! :BOOM: They changed his release to March now, by the time they get him he'll be shipped with Greatshot and Grand Maximus.

Emerje

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Toyline Thread

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:47 am
by Wolfman Jake
Emerje wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Stupid question, is Greatshot delayed to April like the Jumpstarters and Darth Vader?

No, but he's scheduled for 3/31 so he may as well be April. But the April delay was only a few days in if I remember right so it doesn't effect too much (aside from combined monthly shipping).

Man, the wait for TFSource to get Legends Blurr in is killing me here. I ordered him there instead of BBTS for less so that I could add him to my stack and get free shipping on my MP15E/16E cassettes. I want my cassettes! :BOOM: They changed his release to March now, by the time they get him he'll be shipped with Greatshot and Grand Maximus.

Emerje


Those reprint Legends figures must be trickling in little by little to TFSource. I got my Blurr (replacing one of the first runs with bad paint slop) from TFSource a few weeks ago now, and I know that I finally got mine almost a month after other people started getting theirs from TFSource too. It's weird.

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Toyline Thread

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:17 am
by Emerje
Wolfman Jake wrote:Those reprint Legends figures must be trickling in little by little to TFSource. I got my Blurr (replacing one of the first runs with bad paint slop) from TFSource a few weeks ago now, and I know that I finally got mine almost a month after other people started getting theirs from TFSource too. It's weird.

That really is weird, I did the pre-order back on January 4 when they still said it would be out in February. It wasn't until only a week or so ago that they stopped taking orders. I guess the wait continues.

Emerje

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Toyline Thread

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:46 am
by D-Maximal_Primal
My Legends G2 Megatron processed last night, as did MP-40. War Hammer Bee got kicked back to March, so the wait is still on.

Depending when Greatshot comes in, I may ship him with Megs, Bee, and a new gun to get Greatshot early and do a review of him with his 2 mold brothers, and ship MP-40 with Barricade in April.

TFsource is weird sometimes.

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Toyline Thread

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:50 pm
by Wolfman Jake
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:My Legends G2 Megatron processed last night, as did MP-40. War Hammer Bee got kicked back to March, so the wait is still on.

Depending when Greatshot comes in, I may ship him with Megs, Bee, and a new gun to get Greatshot early and do a review of him with his 2 mold brothers, and ship MP-40 with Barricade in April.

TFsource is weird sometimes.


Did you order Legends Windblade too, per chance? My stacked orders for G2 Megatron and MP Targemaster Hot Rod also processed the other night, but nothing so much as an "in stock" notice for Windblade as come up yet.

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Toyline Thread

PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:58 pm
by D-Maximal_Primal
Wolfman Jake wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:My Legends G2 Megatron processed last night, as did MP-40. War Hammer Bee got kicked back to March, so the wait is still on.

Depending when Greatshot comes in, I may ship him with Megs, Bee, and a new gun to get Greatshot early and do a review of him with his 2 mold brothers, and ship MP-40 with Barricade in April.

TFsource is weird sometimes.


Did you order Legends Windblade too, per chance? My stacked orders for G2 Megatron and MP Targemaster Hot Rod also processed the other night, but nothing so much as an "in stock" notice for Windblade as come up yet.

I did not. War Hammer Bee got pushed back a month, and he was supposed to come in stock with them, so maybe Windblade suffered the same fate?

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Toyline Thread

PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:52 pm
by Relic0037
Just got LG63 in, so why not post a few photos of one of the last of the Legends line until we get Grand Max & a few others later this month.

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Toyline Thread

PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:57 pm
by Emerje
My one complaint about G2 Megs is that they didn't take the opportunity to paint up the seat portion of the smaller gun to look like the air bellow on the original figure and maybe do the back of the canon in light blue. All black on a G2 inspired figure is a little uninspired.

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The shape is all there in the Legends figure, it just needed the paint.

Emerje

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Toyline Thread

PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:29 am
by D-Maximal_Primal
Relic0037 wrote:Just got LG63 in, so why not post a few photos of one of the last of the Legends line until we get Grand Max & a few others later this month.

Niiiiiiiiice. I eagerly anticipate mine in a month here or so

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Toyline Thread

PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:43 am
by chuckdawg1999
Here's my review of legends Windblade.


Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Toyline Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:50 pm
by Counterpunch
LG Windblade is one of those figures that shocks me how much better it is than the Hasbro version through its small changes and plastic color swaps.

G2 "Megatron" is a figure that I was going to ignore, but the in-hand pictures just changed my mind. It's beautiful. On top of that, the tie ins to BW Megatron in the comics are right in line with how I was head-canoning the figure.

Pounce and Wingspan seem to be superior to the domestic releases, again, though it's the pink color of the Hasbro versions that sticks out in my mind for those characters. I need to figure out if I'm going to keep or sell the Hasbro set.

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Toyline Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:57 pm
by grimdragon2001
Megatron is really awesome, i just love having him, and i have two guys that will just go wonderfully with him being Ultra Mammoth and Laser Prime.

Also got Overlord in the same shipment as Megatron, and had to check on those chest panels as i heard they were glued in. turns out they wernt. I had to take him apart, but when i did i discovered the panels are clipped in rather than glued. I was able to remove them without damaging anything and put them back with no trouble (still need to review the toy :) ).

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Toyline Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:21 pm
by Sabrblade
Guess I'm one of the few who's okay with Legends Overlord's Iacon Engines.

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Toyline Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:18 am
by Emerje
Sabrblade wrote:Guess I'm one of the few who's okay with Legend Overlord's Iacon Engines.

I'm OK with it, but only because I think the bot mode looks better with the doors closed. ;) I'm not a big fan of things sticking out in front of the arms.

Emerje

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Toyline Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:35 pm
by Relic0037
Emerje wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Guess I'm one of the few who's okay with Legend Overlord's Iacon Engines.

I'm OK with it, but only because I think the bot mode looks better with the doors closed. ;) I'm not a big fan of things sticking out in front of the arms.

Emerje


While I would have preferred removable Powermasters/ godmasters as the engines, I still like the homage they went with & prefer it over the empty cavities Hasbro gave us. & while I'm aware you can fill those holes with Prime Masters or whatever, I'm not sure what would look right in those spots.

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Toyline Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:58 pm
by grimdragon2001
Relic0037 wrote:
Emerje wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Guess I'm one of the few who's okay with Legend Overlord's Iacon Engines.

I'm OK with it, but only because I think the bot mode looks better with the doors closed. ;) I'm not a big fan of things sticking out in front of the arms.

Emerje


While I would have preferred removable Powermasters/ godmasters as the engines, I still like the homage they went with & prefer it over the empty cavities Hasbro gave us. & while I'm aware you can fill those holes with Prime Masters or whatever, I'm not sure what would look right in those spots.


it works two ways really, one is for those who really like the Primemaster gimmick. I do actually think its a fun notion that Metalhawk and Cloudburst can hyjack Giga and Mega's transtector. But the other is more for the people who are dead set on having Overlord as a Powermaster instead of a Headmaster, taking out those bits and Swapping the faces on Giga and Mega's backs for Engine pieces from Shapeways can make that happen, something i actually plan on doing myself

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Toyline Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:39 pm
by Relic0037
grimdragon2001 wrote:
Relic0037 wrote:
Emerje wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Guess I'm one of the few who's okay with Legend Overlord's Iacon Engines.

I'm OK with it, but only because I think the bot mode looks better with the doors closed. ;) I'm not a big fan of things sticking out in front of the arms.

Emerje


While I would have preferred removable Powermasters/ godmasters as the engines, I still like the homage they went with & prefer it over the empty cavities Hasbro gave us. & while I'm aware you can fill those holes with Prime Masters or whatever, I'm not sure what would look right in those spots.


it works two ways really, one is for those who really like the Primemaster gimmick. I do actually think its a fun notion that Metalhawk and Cloudburst can hyjack Giga and Mega's transtector. But the other is more for the people who are dead set on having Overlord as a Powermaster instead of a Headmaster, taking out those bits and Swapping the faces on Giga and Mega's backs for Engine pieces from Shapeways can make that happen, something i actually plan on doing myself

Basically, I like the Masterforce show accurate look of Legends Overlord, but wouldn't want to take apart such an expensive figure & risk damaging him to get Powermasters. The most I usually do to customize figures is by using Reprolabels or head swapping (although if I can get POTP Inferno at a good price, I may take a shot at adding a headmaster port to get a Cab).

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Toyline Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:01 am
by Cyberpath
The clones arrived today! Both sets are really nice. It would have been cool if Wingspan and Pounce had jaw articulation, but I get that they are smaller/cheaper figures.

Got all my Decepticon beasts on my desk now! Shame that HasTak hasn't made Snapdragon & Apeface to complete things. Kind of surprised that no 3P has crated a version compatible with TR / Legends yet.

Also, the Terrorcons could have looked great with this crowd, but I'm not crazy about the Hasbro decos. (Maybe if there's a really good sale someday. Or a UW edition.)

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Toyline Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:09 pm
by Sabrblade
Cyberpath wrote:Also, the Terrorcons could have looked great with this crowd, but I'm not crazy about the Hasbro decos. (Maybe if there's a really good sale someday. Or a UW edition.)
It is possible to get a cartoon-accurate deco for Abominus's head if you're willing to customize the toy a bit, as the whole head is cast in maroon plastic, meaning that the white helmet is just painted white. All you have to do is remove all of the paint on the head to reveal the maroon plastic underneath, and then paint/color the eyes red and the face gray/silver to get that full cartoon look. ;)^