Additional Images of Takara Transformers LG-EX Convobat from Superfest Japan

Additional Images of Takara Transformers LG-EX Convobat from Superfest Japan

Sunday, September 25th, 2016 1:45am CDT

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Seibertronians, our very own xRotorstormx is currently reporting directly from the Japanese convention Superfest. She's shared with us some exclusive additional pictures of LG-EX Convobat, along with his Ape-x drone. Check 'em out below and then tell us in the comments below: Do these additional images make you like the figure more or less? Will you be getting it when it comes out in December?
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Re: Additional Images of Takara Transformers LG-EX Convobat from Superfest Japan (1828236)
Posted by Logan. on September 25th, 2016 @ 3:38am CDT
Nice comparison :D

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Re: Additional Images of Takara Transformers LG-EX Convobat from Superfest Japan (1828242)
Posted by Autobot Roadburn on September 25th, 2016 @ 4:13am CDT
The Sentinel head looks really big on that body. I don't know, I like him but I don't think I $90 like him.
Re: Additional Images of Takara Transformers LG-EX Convobat from Superfest Japan (1828244)
Posted by Professor Smooth on September 25th, 2016 @ 5:13am CDT
Yamato delivered Fort Max this afternoon.

I love the robot mode. The sculpting. The colors. And especially how well-articulated it is. Fort Max was my "white whale" for a very long time, and this updated version does it for me. It's a few bits of metal and some extra paint applications away from being a Masterpiece.

I also dig that TakaraTomy apparently went to the trouble and expense of getting Fortress' original Japanese voice actor to record lines for this release. That's both awesome *and* unnecessary, what with the lines just being lines from Headmasters. Plus, they tossed in the theme song, which is fun.

The box is neat, too. Puts the figure squarely in the Legends line, instead of using the Combiner Wars/Unite Warriors style that Hasbro's version used. Unless I missed it, the box wasn't even revealed until yesterday. If not for a chance click on another TF board, I wouldn't have known what the box looked like until I opened the massive shipping package from Amazon.

But it's not all sunshine and rainbows. There are a few (mostly minor) complaints I've got about LG-31.

The lack of accessories kind of hurts it. Not so much Cog, but having at least *one* of Max's trademark guns would have been nice. This bad boy retails for 28,000 yen. Would it really have broken the bank to throw in an extra stationary bit of plastic?

The alternate modes aren't as, let's say "convincing", as the original. While I outright applaud them for making a giant Transformer that kids could conceivably have fun with (a nice contrast w/ Titans Return/UW Devy), the alt modes just don't do much for me. Which, really, is fine, since I display my TFs in bot mode, anyway.

So, yeah. Nice figure. Could be nicer, but what figure couldn't. Worth the 18,000 yen Amazon charged. Not sure I'd be in for the 28,000 MSRP. But I'm happy with it.

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Re: Additional Images of Takara Transformers LG-EX Convobat from Superfest Japan (1828269)
Posted by Logan. on September 25th, 2016 @ 7:32am CDT
The Real Last Knight (@singgg4 on twitter)

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Re: Additional Images of Takara Transformers LG-EX Convobat from Superfest Japan (1828270)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 25th, 2016 @ 7:35am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:
Kurona wrote:Why do they keep referencing that thing :BANG_HEAD:

i think one of them is a perv. cough cough kiss players cough cough cough.


By the same illustrator, no less.
But, that was Yuki Ohshima who did Kiss Players and 15 Go! Go!. This is Hayato Sakamoto doing these Legends manga.


Bronzewolf wrote:Seibertronians, our very own xRotorstormx is currently reporting directly from the Japanese convention Superfest. She's shared with us some exclusive additional pictures of LG-EX Convobat, along with his Ape-x drone. Check 'em out below and then tell us in the comments below: Do these additional images make you like the figure more or less? Will you be getting it when it comes out in December?
Surprised to see this in the main Legends thread instead of Convobat's own thread. Still cool.


Professor Smooth wrote:The lack of accessories kind of hurts it. Not so much Cog, but having at least *one* of Max's trademark guns would have been nice. This bad boy retails for 28,000 yen. Would it really have broken the bank to throw in an extra stationary bit of plastic?
The same applies to the Hasbro versions. No gun for any Fort Max. Though, it may not sting as much for the Takara version as far as Japan is concerned since Fort Max in Japan was never a gun wielder in The Headmasters cartoon, as he was only ever strictly a sword wielding bot. He never used a gun in the cartoon.

Professor Smooth wrote:The alternate modes aren't as, let's say "convincing", as the original. While I outright applaud them for making a giant Transformer that kids could conceivably have fun with (a nice contrast w/ Titans Return/UW Devy), the alt modes just don't do much for me. Which, really, is fine, since I display my TFs in bot mode, anyway.
For Japan, they've justified the new altmodes as the larger body is a new construct altogether, with the Battleship Mode being similar to the original and the City Mode now replaced with a Fortress Mode.
Re: Additional Images of Takara Transformers LG-EX Convobat from Superfest Japan (1828280)
Posted by Professor Smooth on September 25th, 2016 @ 8:22am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Professor Smooth wrote:The lack of accessories kind of hurts it. Not so much Cog, but having at least *one* of Max's trademark guns would have been nice. This bad boy retails for 28,000 yen. Would it really have broken the bank to throw in an extra stationary bit of plastic?
The same applies to the Hasbro versions. No gun for any Fort Max. Though, it may not sting as much for the Takara version as far as Japan is concerned since Fort Max in Japan was never a gun wielder in The Headmasters cartoon, as he was only ever strictly a sword wielding bot. He never used a gun in the cartoon.


True. As is their way, TakaraTomy went for animation accuracy before anything else. Which is understandable. Still, it'd have been nice to have those cannons, even if just to spice up the different alt modes.
Sabrblade wrote:
Professor Smooth wrote:The alternate modes aren't as, let's say "convincing", as the original. While I outright applaud them for making a giant Transformer that kids could conceivably have fun with (a nice contrast w/ Titans Return/UW Devy), the alt modes just don't do much for me. Which, really, is fine, since I display my TFs in bot mode, anyway.
For Japan, they've justified the new altmodes as the larger body is a new construct altogether, with the Battleship Mode being similar to the original and the City Mode now replaced with a Fortress Mode.


I do appreciate TakaraTomy going to such lengths to explain away the discrepancy. They do good work.
Re: Additional Images of Takara Transformers LG-EX Convobat from Superfest Japan (1828303)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 25th, 2016 @ 10:35am CDT
Oh snap! It just hit me that Takara is treating the Base Mode of Blaster's toy as a Zone Mode! That's awesome!

Zone Modes were what the Base Modes of the Powered Masters (Dai Atlas, Sonic Bomber, and Roadfire) from Transformers: Zone were called. They could harness the power of the Zodiac energy and channel it into an extremely powerful energy blast. And when all of the Micromaster bases were all hooked up together on Planet Micro (then renamed Planet Zone), the combined base formation was referred to as the Zone Base.
Re: Additional Images of Takara Transformers LG-EX Convobat from Superfest Japan (1828340)
Posted by Cyberpath on September 25th, 2016 @ 12:03pm CDT
What's the story behind Scourge's Hun-Gurrr impersonation?


Re: Additional Images of Takara Transformers LG-EX Convobat from Superfest Japan (1828342)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 25th, 2016 @ 12:05pm CDT
Cyberpath wrote:What's the story behind Scourge's Hun-Gurrr impersonation?
Nothing too fancy. Just that the Zodiac he was wearing somehow turned him into a two-headed monster.
Re: Additional Images of Takara Transformers LG-EX Convobat from Superfest Japan (1828377)
Posted by Cyberpath on September 25th, 2016 @ 1:23pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Cyberpath wrote:What's the story behind Scourge's Hun-Gurrr impersonation?
Nothing too fancy. Just that the Zodiac he was wearing somehow turned him into a two-headed monster.


It reminds me of Deluxe Prime, they gave him Hun-grrry feet.

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Re: Additional Images of Takara Transformers LG-EX Convobat from Superfest Japan (1828471)
Posted by william-james88 on September 25th, 2016 @ 10:03pm CDT
We have every comics page from this month's release of Takara Transformers Legends line. These figures include LG27 Blaster (Braodcast), LG28 Rewind, LG29 Wheelie and LG30 Weirdwolf. These come from Twitter user aonoseijakujp1 and have a ton of detail for hardcore fans. You can also see the tech sheets for the figures/characters and the art that comes with these toys.

Feel free to let us know if you find any interesting tidbits within these pages.

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Re: Additional Images of Takara Transformers LG-EX Convobat from Superfest Japan (1828479)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 25th, 2016 @ 10:25pm CDT
Heh, turns out Weirdwolf's new Transtector is alive, behaving like a big animal pet. Its name is "Wolnosuke", a portmanteau of the word "wolf" and the Japanese name particle "-nosuke".
Re: Additional Images of Takara Transformers LG-EX Convobat from Superfest Japan (1828482)
Posted by .... on September 25th, 2016 @ 10:30pm CDT
Hm, Road-Rage is slightly more busty than I remember. ;)
Re: Additional Images of Takara Transformers LG-EX Convobat from Superfest Japan (1828484)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 25th, 2016 @ 10:32pm CDT
SillySpringer wrote:Hm, Road-Rage is slightly more busty than I remember. ;)

Um, where did you see Roadrage?
Re: Additional Images of Takara Transformers LG-EX Convobat from Superfest Japan (1828488)
Posted by .... on September 25th, 2016 @ 10:33pm CDT
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:
SillySpringer wrote:Hm, Road-Rage is slightly more busty than I remember. ;)

Um, where did you see Roadrage?


Top panel:

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Re: Additional Images of Takara Transformers LG-EX Convobat from Superfest Japan (1828494)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on September 25th, 2016 @ 10:38pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Heh, turns out Weirdwolf's new Transtector is alive, behaving like a big animal pet. Its name is "Wolnosuke", a portmanteau of the word "wolf" and the Japanese name particle "-nosuke".


It's more of a nickname, really... nothing official.
Re: Additional Images of Takara Transformers LG-EX Convobat from Superfest Japan (1828496)
Posted by william-james88 on September 25th, 2016 @ 10:45pm CDT
This looks great!

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Re: Additional Images of Takara Transformers LG-EX Convobat from Superfest Japan (1828508)
Posted by Deadput on September 25th, 2016 @ 11:20pm CDT
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Re: Additional Images of Takara Transformers LG-EX Convobat from Superfest Japan (1828514)
Posted by fenrir72 on September 26th, 2016 @ 12:30am CDT
SillySpringer wrote:
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:
SillySpringer wrote:Hm, Road-Rage is slightly more busty than I remember. ;)

Um, where did you see Roadrage?


Top panel:

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Oh bewbs :roll: Stop the presses!

Anyways, Scourge always gets an allergy attack when he gets close to a super charged power source.
Re: Additional Images of Takara Transformers LG-EX Convobat from Superfest Japan (1828515)
Posted by Deadput on September 26th, 2016 @ 12:34am CDT
fenrir72 wrote:
Oh bewbs :roll:


Uh she forgot to turn off her airbags after a crash due to her "roadrage" right?

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