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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:46 am
by Lockdownhunter
Delta Magnus wrote:That Gerwalk Car... :lol:

Takara's Tankor looks superb. Shame Takara stuff costs so much or I'd army build them.

Yeah, I totally agree on that one.I really wish Hasbro was smart enough to paint toys like Takara Tomy does.Take for example,The Transformers GO! toys are so much better painted than their Beast Hunters counterparts.

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:07 am
by Optimizzy
well, its a different market and they cost more. That's why the paint is so good. It is a shame though, that Hasbro can't do this kind of paint. If I saw this Tankor on the shelf I'd get him. It's really the paint that holds me back.

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:07 am
by gothsaurus
Good point about those GO! figures. I actually caved in and got a few of those. Amazing what a different paint scheme can do.

This is a much more subtle difference. I was thinking it might be just the logo on the chest... but then I saw all the silver instead of the gray plastic. Takara looks MUCH better. Like many of you, I'm certainly gonna use Takara for my leader and Hasbro for the troops.

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:23 am
by Lockdownhunter
Yes,Tankor looks cheap without the silver on his head.

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:07 am
by Shockwave7
The Tankor mold stinks no matter how it's painted. It's just not very good, sorry to say. But I guess the folks who are weary of complicated transformations will like it.

I mean, even the name - 'Tankor' - sounds like they just phoned it in.

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:03 pm
by Black Hat
Tankor has been around since forever. He first appeared in Beast Machines in, what was it, 1998? In any case, he'll make an excellent army builder. I might get a bunch of these and some of the vintage Tank Drone figures to build myself a Decepticon Heavy Armour Platoon, led by the BM Tankor figure (who like most of the BM Vehicons is an awesome figure to this day).

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:25 pm
by Cobotron
Delta Magnus wrote:(who like most of the BM Vehicons is an awesome figure to this day).


I have always dug this toy. It tickles my TF bone the same way G2 Laser Prime does.
Can't explain it. Just does.

In Package image of TakaraTomy Transformers Legends LG-03 Tankor

PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:22 am
by mooncake623
Check out the in package image of Transformers Legends LG-03 Tankor TF Yuki just tweeted! Due to be released on the 29th of this month, will you be picking this up or do you perfer the Hasbro version? Let us know what you think in the Energon Pub and Check out the image we mirrored below.


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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:39 am
by GuyIncognito
I wish Hasbro packaged their Deluxes like that.

Then again, if they did I'd probably want to save them all, so maybe it's better they don't.

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:29 am
by reluctantyouth
GuyIncognito wrote:I wish Hasbro packaged their Deluxes like that.

Then again, if they did I'd probably want to save them all, so maybe it's better they don't.



I 2nd that notion...although I've save many a figure in my time regardless of blister or box. The box size for this figure is awesome though. :BOT:

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:35 am
by gothsaurus
I wish USA would switch to those great Takara style cards that slide out. You slit the tape and there they are. They can be repacked and displayed looking as good as new. :BANG_HEAD:

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:24 pm
by Flashpoint_82
Jep, Tankor seems pretty boring that all are talking about the box. Funny ;)

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:31 pm
by GuyIncognito
Flashpoint_82 wrote:Jep, Tankor seems pretty boring that all are talking about the box. Funny ;)


=;
I like Tankor. It's sitting on my desk right now. It has a great bot mode with great articulation, and it's very fun to pose. We're only talking about the packaging because we just saw a picture or it.
>:oP

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:53 pm
by Bassmasterdust
Its a cool package, but no comic?

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:13 pm
by Bumblevivisector
This also works as an homage to how his boss BM Megatron's toy was deluxe sized, but Hasbro put it in a box to sell as a Mega for $15 instead of $10! The punchline being that today's deluxes average $15 anyway.

Whether that makes fans outside of Japan feel better or worse about the cost of importing this, I couldn't say, since I haven't bought any Japanese figures in a while. Might make an exception for Rattrap, but I'm mostly waiting to see if I can beat other army builders to any future deals on Hasbro Tankor. I'm patient, since it'll be a long time before I get around to painting 'em all mint green and white anyway.

And as much as I too would like collector-friendly packaging, it would also be extremely toy-swapper-friendly packaging, yes? We'd have to take into account whether Japan tends to have different return policies or sharper customer service people before pestering Hasbro to try that as well.

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:53 pm
by fenrir72
Flashpoint_82 wrote:Jep, Tankor seems pretty boring that all are talking about the box. Funny ;)


No IDW comics in the Tomy releases.

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:32 am
by fenrir72

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:00 am
by Black Hat
And Takara recieved a trillion lawsuits from Bandai.

Oh wait, Bandai isn't Harmony Gold. No worries. :lol:

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:59 am
by fenrir72
Delta Magnus wrote:And Takara recieved a trillion lawsuits from Bandai.

Oh wait, Bandai isn't Harmony Gold. No worries. :lol:


I don't think Bandai is such a D-bag as HG 8)

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG04 Roadbuster

PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:49 pm
by LOST Cybertronian
Ebay seller lena81822 gives us an in-hand look at the Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Roadbuster. The deco differs slightly from the Hasbro version and the images gives us a front and back view. You can fully compare Takara's version with our high quality gallery of Generations Roadbuster. Which Roadbuster do you prefer? Discuss it in the Energon Pub.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:02 am
by fenrir72
The pics are not of high quality but the first thing you will notice is that RB's optics are more luminous than the Hasbro version.

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:47 am
by shajaki
well.... i guess its a tie.

takaras lost the thigh paint apps, but has a tampo'd insignia. hasbro has thigh paint apps, but horrible stickers. i might be mixing and matching. i hope the oranges and browns match.

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:59 am
by -Kanrabat-
shajaki wrote:well.... i guess its a tie.

takaras lost the thigh paint apps, but has a tampo'd insignia. hasbro has thigh paint apps, but horrible stickers. i might be mixing and matching. i hope the oranges and browns match.


Horrible stickers? As in, you dont like any stickers, or the ones that came with Roadbuster particularily?

Honestly, I found the stickers on par with Reprolabels, with lots of possible details to apply. (I apply them all). I also love the fact that I could apply the :WRECKERS: instead of the good old :BOT: .

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:28 am
by Wolfman Jake
shajaki wrote:well.... i guess its a tie.

takaras lost the thigh paint apps, but has a tampo'd insignia. hasbro has thigh paint apps, but horrible stickers. i might be mixing and matching. i hope the oranges and browns match.


I think Takara was going for G1 toy accuracy with the thighs. Since Roadbuster was never on the original cartoon, Takara probably figured that toy accuracy would be the next best thing to screen accuracy.

Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:53 am
by shajaki
-Kanrabat- wrote:
shajaki wrote:well.... i guess its a tie.

takaras lost the thigh paint apps, but has a tampo'd insignia. hasbro has thigh paint apps, but horrible stickers. i might be mixing and matching. i hope the oranges and browns match.
Horrible stickers? As in, you dont like any stickers, or the ones that came with Roadbuster particularily?

Honestly, I found the stickers on par with Reprolabels, with lots of possible details to apply. (I apply them all). I also love the fact that I could apply the :WRECKERS: instead of the good old :BOT: .
i find it odd that you say theyre on par with RL, as every reviewer ive seen has said that half of them dont actually fit where there supposed to go.

and generally, i dont like any stickers. in no way do i think they are a reasonable replacement for proper paint apps. these recent stickers are either a throwback, or laziness/cheapness. either way im not a fan of it.