Chapter 49 of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Manga Now Online

Transformers News: Chapter 49 of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Manga Now Online

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 3:49AM CST

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Thanks to fellow Seibertronian Cyberpath, we have the latest chapter of the Takara Tomy Transformers Legends manga - chapter 49, to be exact - as found on the official page of the company's website here.

Notable for this instalment is the cartoon accuracy in plenty of character designs from artist Hayato Sakamoto, the presence of UW Convoy Grand Prime (Optimus Maximus), the Targetmasters Topspin, Twintwist, Misfire, Triggerhappy and Slugslinger, plus the Masterpiece MP-15/16E Cassettebots and Cassetrons (Wingthing and Enemy, plus blue coloured versions of Laserbeak and Ravage - possibly Garboil and Howlback from the Cobalt Sentries - and a white one, for some reason) and more, including no unnecessary fanservice of any kind! Check it all out below, and join the discussion in the Energon Pub.

Transformers News: Chapter 49 of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Manga Now Online

Transformers News: Chapter 49 of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Manga Now Online

Transformers News: Chapter 49 of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Manga Now Online

Transformers News: Chapter 49 of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Manga Now Online

Transformers News: Chapter 49 of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Manga Now Online

Transformers News: Chapter 49 of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Manga Now Online

Transformers News: Chapter 49 of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Manga Now Online

Transformers News: Chapter 49 of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Manga Now Online
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Re: Chapter 49 of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Manga Now Online (1938533)
Posted by primalxconvoy on February 14th, 2018 @ 4:28am CST
Great post! I think the blue Lazerbeak and Ravage are "Howlback" ( http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Howlback_(G1) ) and Garboil ( http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Howlback_(G1) ), both of which are "Cobalt Sentries" ( http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Cobalt_Sentry ).
Re: Chapter 49 of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Manga Now Online (1938544)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 14th, 2018 @ 6:11am CST
Ah yes, it is transmetals 2 megatron, was thrown by the head silhouette. Still this is crazy though.
Re: Chapter 49 of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Manga Now Online (1938547)
Posted by Big Grim on February 14th, 2018 @ 6:33am CST
Man, gimme a MP class Garboil and Howlback!
Re: Chapter 49 of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Manga Now Online (1938548)
Posted by Deadput on February 14th, 2018 @ 6:35am CST
Now this was a pretty awesome comic.
Re: Chapter 49 of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Manga Now Online (1938550)
Posted by primalxconvoy on February 14th, 2018 @ 6:38am CST
YES! I might write to Takara and tell them. THIS is something I think we ALL like, right?
Re: Chapter 49 of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Manga Now Online (1938556)
Posted by Cyberpath on February 14th, 2018 @ 7:04am CST
Looks like an attempt to give Slugslinger and the others some back-story. This comic takes place before they became Decepticon Targetmasters (Japanese continuity.)

The bottom line of panels in the last page shows Slugslinger as a Targetmaster in the Headmasters cartoon, then as a Target/Headmaster in the "Legends" world.

Somewhere in the middle of the story it looks he's using some kind of transformation cog (style "The Ultimate Weapon") to give himself the ability to connect the Megatron gun into the end of his arm (in the same manner his Targetmaster partner would later connect, in the Japanese series.)
Re: Chapter 49 of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Manga Now Online (1938557)
Posted by fenrir72 on February 14th, 2018 @ 7:08am CST
=P~ =P~ =P~ G1 awesomesauce! Even KP Glit and Enemy shows up! :x
Re: Chapter 49 of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Manga Now Online (1938562)
Posted by Emerje on February 14th, 2018 @ 7:17am CST
Man, so many named background characters and off screen characters getting some story time. Even "Megatron Black Version".



Pretty crazy.

Emerje
Re: Chapter 49 of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Manga Now Online (1938568)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 14th, 2018 @ 7:25am CST
Oh, SNAP! Now this is the kind of continuity porn I can get behind!

This story (minus the very end) must be set at some point after G1 season 2, with the Targetmasters as not yet Targetmasters, and all those extra additions to both factions present (Hubcap, Overkill, Slugfest, Road Rage, the Omnibots, Artfire, Stepper, Crosscut, Hauler, Runamuck, Runabout, Tigertrack, Stripes, Twin Twist, Topspin, Megaplex, Sunstorm, Enemy, Wingthing, Garboil, Howlback, Nightstalker, and Glit).

The glowy thing they're all fighting over is inconsistently called either the "Transform Super Cog" or the "Super Transform Cog".

And that ending scene is set in the Legends World much later, with Slugslinger and Caliburst up to no good again.
Re: Chapter 49 of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Manga Now Online (1938569)
Posted by RiddlerJ on February 14th, 2018 @ 7:27am CST
It's about time the Jumpstarters took on the Battlechargers.
Re: Chapter 49 of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Manga Now Online (1938574)
Posted by primalxconvoy on February 14th, 2018 @ 7:46am CST
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Re: Chapter 49 of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Manga Now Online (1938598)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on February 14th, 2018 @ 8:51am CST
Putting Overkill and Slugfest in there feels a little rude. I don't think we'll ever get proper versions of those underratedbois. :/
Re: Chapter 49 of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Manga Now Online (1938609)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 14th, 2018 @ 9:23am CST
Until scans come out, here are some photos of the LG-EX Metroplex pack-in manga.

We get a full rundown of Metroplex's complete Japanese G1 history and more, including Metrobase's presence on Earth in the early 1980s (from the Micromaster manga), Metroplex's own creation in Scramble City, Metrotitan's birth in the Zone story pages, Metroplex and Metrotitan engaging one another in battle, Super Convoy's becoming a Powermaster with the Nebulan Hi-Q to acquire Nucleon Energy, Metroplex's powerup from his cartoon body to his Titan class toy body, Straxus's turning Megatron good to turn Metrotitan even more evil, Metroplex defeating Metrotitan at last putting the Metrowars to an end, the Cybertron Alliance being formed between Optimus and a reformed Megatron, everyone becoming Action Masters for the new era of peace, Megatron's friend Kiloton being murdered by humanity, said murder instigating the Generation 2 wars, Metroplex being pulled into the Legends World to defeat the Zamojin-controlled Windblade, many faces from across time and the multiverse likewise turning up in the Legends World, Trypticon's most recent resurrection in the Legends World and his fight with Metroplex there, and all the Citybots becoming New Akihabara City.

Plus, Megatron and Metroplex looking over the city together, and then Metroplex and the Aerialbots partaking in the energon barbecue that they had in the Aerialbots' Unite Warriors Offshot (with Armada Thrust being the one who takes the photo of that event), and then the upcoming Autobot Targetmaster Partners suddenly appear.







Re: Chapter 49 of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Manga Now Online (1938613)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on February 14th, 2018 @ 9:39am CST
I hope the transmetal Megatron is a sign of things to come.
Re: Chapter 49 of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Manga Now Online (1938619)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 14th, 2018 @ 10:02am CST
Rodimus Knight wrote:I hope the transmetal Megatron is a sign of things to come.

You mean the black megatron? That's just a recolourof his G1 toy so if anything it means a redeco of the mp figure.
Re: Chapter 49 of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Manga Now Online (1938620)
Posted by gothsaurus on February 14th, 2018 @ 10:03am CST
Sweet heavens, it's like someone made a comic out of all the figures I still desperately want! The Omnibots, Battlechargers, Cobalt Sentry, Slugfest & Overkill, the Autobot Targetmasters, Hauler, Sunstorm, SG Ravage, Megaplex, a decent Huffer... not to mention a Transformation Cog accessory.

They also feature Artfire and Stepper, which I'm hoping may be on their list to repaint from the currently-on-the-press Inferno and Jazz.

Someone hand this to Hasbro/Takara with "My Want List" scrawled across the top of it!!!

So... much... hope....
Re: Chapter 49 of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Manga Now Online (1938627)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 14th, 2018 @ 10:44am CST
Rodimus Knight wrote:I hope the transmetal Megatron is a sign of things to come.
It's not. It's there as an illustrated reference to how Beast Wars Megatron stole G1 Megatron's spark to become his Transmetal 2 dragon form, and that when G1 Megatron's spark was inside BW Megatron's body, G1 Meggy's spark was exposed to BW Megs's Transmetal energy, which lay dormant inside G1 Megatron's spark until this point, in which it now surfaces and turns G1 Megatron into a Transmetal himself, his black version.
Re: Chapter 49 of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Manga Now Online (1938635)
Posted by Va'al on February 14th, 2018 @ 11:25am CST
Thanks to fellow Seibertronian Sabrblade, we have some preliminary images of another instalment in the Takara Tomy Transformers Legends manga, this one coming from the pack-in comic that accompanies the LG-EX Metroplex release. Sabrblade was also kind enough to provide a rundown of everything apparently taking place in the comic, so you can take a read for yourselves before diving into the art, too - check it out below mirrored from fellow fan Art Vandelay!

[quote]We get a full rundown of Metroplex's complete Japanese G1 history and more, including Metrobase's presence on Earth in the early 1980s (from the Micromaster manga), Metroplex's own creation in Scramble City, Metrotitan's birth in the Zone story pages, Metroplex and Metrotitan engaging one another in battle, Super Convoy's becoming a Powermaster with the Nebulan Hi-Q to acquire Nucleon Energy, Metroplex's powerup from his cartoon body to his Titan class toy body, Straxus's turning Megatron good to turn Metrotitan even more evil, Metroplex defeating Metrotitan at last putting the Metrowars to an end, the Cybertron Alliance being formed between Optimus and a reformed Megatron, everyone becoming Action Masters for the new era of peace, Megatron's friend Kiloton being murdered by humanity, said murder instigating the Generation 2 wars, Metroplex being pulled into the Legends World to defeat the Zamojin-controlled Windblade, many faces from across time and the multiverse likewise turning up in the Legends World, Trypticon's most recent resurrection in the Legends World and his fight with Metroplex there, and all the Citybots becoming New Akihabara City.

Plus, Megatron and Metroplex looking over the city together, and then Metroplex and the Aerialbots partaking in the energon barbecue that they had in the Aerialbots' Unite Warriors Offshot (with Armada Thrust being the one who takes the photo of that event), and then the upcoming Autobot Targetmaster Partners suddenly appear.

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Re: Chapter 49 of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Manga Now Online (1938642)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on February 14th, 2018 @ 12:05pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Rodimus Knight wrote:I hope the transmetal Megatron is a sign of things to come.
It's not. It's there as an illustrated reference to how Beast Wars Megatron stole G1 Megatron's spark to become his Transmetal 2 dragon form, and that when G1 Megatron's spark was inside BW Megatron's body, G1 Meggy's spark was exposed to BW Megs's Transmetal energy, which lay dormant inside G1 Megatron's spark until this point, in which it now surfaces and turns G1 Megatron into a Transmetal himself, his black version.


Well thanks for peeing on my fire.
Re: Chapter 49 of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Manga Now Online (1938647)
Posted by william-james88 on February 14th, 2018 @ 12:30pm CST
Rodimus Knight wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Rodimus Knight wrote:I hope the transmetal Megatron is a sign of things to come.
It's not. It's there as an illustrated reference to how Beast Wars Megatron stole G1 Megatron's spark to become his Transmetal 2 dragon form, and that when G1 Megatron's spark was inside BW Megatron's body, G1 Meggy's spark was exposed to BW Megs's Transmetal energy, which lay dormant inside G1 Megatron's spark until this point, in which it now surfaces and turns G1 Megatron into a Transmetal himself, his black version.


Well thanks for peeing on my fire.

Generaly speaking, these comics are not an indication of toys to come (as in, toys we dont know fo yet). Sakumoto just has fun and uses whichever characters he wants.
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