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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

Postby Lockdownhunter » Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:46 am

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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.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

Postby Optimizzy » Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:07 am

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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.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

Postby gothsaurus » Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:07 am

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.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

Postby Lockdownhunter » Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:23 am

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Yes,Tankor looks cheap without the silver on his head.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

Postby Shockwave7 » Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:07 am

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.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

Postby Black Hat » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:03 pm

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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).
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

Postby Cobotron » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:25 pm

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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.
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In Package image of TakaraTomy Transformers Legends LG-03 Tankor

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

Postby GuyIncognito » Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:39 am

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.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

Postby reluctantyouth » Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:29 am

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:
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

Postby gothsaurus » Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:35 am

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:
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

Postby Flashpoint_82 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:24 pm

Jep, Tankor seems pretty boring that all are talking about the box. Funny ;)
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

Postby GuyIncognito » Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:31 pm

Flashpoint_82 wrote:Jep, Tankor seems pretty boring that all are talking about the box. Funny ;)


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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.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

Postby Bassmasterdust » Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:53 pm

Its a cool package, but no comic?
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

Postby Bumblevivisector » Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:13 pm

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.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

Postby fenrir72 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:53 pm

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Flashpoint_82 wrote:Jep, Tankor seems pretty boring that all are talking about the box. Funny ;)


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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

Postby fenrir72 » Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:32 am

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

Postby Black Hat » Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:00 am

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And Takara recieved a trillion lawsuits from Bandai.

Oh wait, Bandai isn't Harmony Gold. No worries. :lol:
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

Postby fenrir72 » Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:59 am

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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)
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In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG04 Roadbuster

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

Postby fenrir72 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:02 am

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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.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

Postby shajaki » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:47 am

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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.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:59 am

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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: .
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

Postby Wolfman Jake » Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:28 am

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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.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Thread

Postby shajaki » Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:53 am

Motto: "A man who wants nothing is invincible."
-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.
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