Clear Stock Images - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain

Clear Stock Images - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain

Saturday, September 10th, 2016 2:31am CDT

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Via the listing on the TakaraTomyMall website, we have some clearer images, without watermark, of the Transformers Legends counterpart to the Hasbro Titans Return triplechanging Decepticon: LG40 Astrotrain! You can check out the different deco by comparing the images below with the Hasbro release in our galleries, right here, and join the discussion in the Energon Pub.

Transformers News: Clear Stock Images - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain

Transformers News: Clear Stock Images - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain

Transformers News: Clear Stock Images - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain

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Re: Clear Stock Images - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1823417)
Posted by Va'al on September 10th, 2016 @ 2:54am CDT
Re: Clear Stock Images - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1823466)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 10th, 2016 @ 10:41am CDT
That Takara Astrotrain is a MAJORLY different from the Hasbro version. Might be worth the price.

Still, why the hell they STILL haven't painted the train's wheels?
Re: Clear Stock Images - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1823470)
Posted by Kurona on September 10th, 2016 @ 11:06am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:That Takara Astrotrain is a MAJORLY different from the Hasbro version. Might be worth the price.

Still, why the hell they STILL haven't painted the train's wheels?

Because it's cartoon accurate.

Image

Which is a bit of a shame; because I feel if Takara took even the slightest tiniest liberty with their cartoon accuracy it would improve the figure's look even more; much like how a few MPs like Optimus have little details the original figures/cartoon models didn't have.
Would have improved this figure, would have improved Drag Strip... ah well. Beggars can't be choosers
Re: Clear Stock Images - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1823474)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on September 10th, 2016 @ 11:23am CDT
Kurona wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:That Takara Astrotrain is a MAJORLY different from the Hasbro version. Might be worth the price.

Still, why the hell they STILL haven't painted the train's wheels?

Because it's cartoon accurate.
Which is a bit of a shame; because I feel if Takara took even the slightest tiniest liberty with their cartoon accuracy it would improve the figure's look even more; much like how a few MPs like Optimus have little details the original figures/cartoon models didn't have.
Would have improved this figure, would have improved Drag Strip... ah well. Beggars can't be choosers

It's really sad, as they're so well sculpted (just noticed, that sentinel has doors and walkways under his wing-backpack [which is weird as they remained covered at all times]) and well designed, if they painted them all like they did with Legends Blurr, they could be a masterpiece series unto themselves almost :(
Re: Clear Stock Images - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1823483)
Posted by Evil Eye on September 10th, 2016 @ 12:06pm CDT
Yeah, I think I might spring for Legends Astrotrain at some point (read: once house situation is sorted). The extra detail on the vehicle modes and the overall robot mode look is just better, to me at least. Not because of the cartoon accuracy, I just like the colours better (on this mold anyway- I generally prefer toy colours Astrotrain). I might still paint the wheels though.
Re: Clear Stock Images - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1823495)
Posted by Microraptor on September 10th, 2016 @ 1:31pm CDT
I'm happy they painted the windows. Other than that, I prefer Hasbro's more toy-accurate approach.
Re: Clear Stock Images - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1823497)
Posted by william-james88 on September 10th, 2016 @ 1:34pm CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:
Kurona wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:That Takara Astrotrain is a MAJORLY different from the Hasbro version. Might be worth the price.

Still, why the hell they STILL haven't painted the train's wheels?

Because it's cartoon accurate.
Which is a bit of a shame; because I feel if Takara took even the slightest tiniest liberty with their cartoon accuracy it would improve the figure's look even more; much like how a few MPs like Optimus have little details the original figures/cartoon models didn't have.
Would have improved this figure, would have improved Drag Strip... ah well. Beggars can't be choosers

It's really sad, as they're so well sculpted (just noticed, that sentinel has doors and walkways under his wing-backpack [which is weird as they remained covered at all times]) and well designed, if they painted them all like they did with Legends Blurr, they could be a masterpiece series unto themselves almost :(

Yeah, I agree, and thus I find it too bad Takara is going for toon accuracy when this mold itself is far from anything like the show when it comes to alt modes.
Re: Clear Stock Images - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1823520)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 10th, 2016 @ 3:54pm CDT
Kurona wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:That Takara Astrotrain is a MAJORLY different from the Hasbro version. Might be worth the price.

Still, why the hell they STILL haven't painted the train's wheels?

Because it's cartoon accurate.
They did paint the train wheels. That whole piece on both sides of the train is molded gray plastic painted purple.

But it's not only cartoon-accurate, it's also toy-accurate, twice over:

Image

It's simply a standard for Astrotrain to have his train wheels be the same color as the part of locomotive body that they're attached to whenever he has a steam engine altmode.

The same even applies for when he turns into a black steam engine: His train wheels are black then as well.

Image
Re: Clear Stock Images - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1823525)
Posted by fenrir72 on September 10th, 2016 @ 4:24pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Kurona wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:That Takara Astrotrain is a MAJORLY different from the Hasbro version. Might be worth the price.

Still, why the hell they STILL haven't painted the train's wheels?

Because it's cartoon accurate.
They did paint the train wheels. That whole piece on both sides of the train is molded gray plastic painted purple.

But it's not only cartoon-accurate, it's also toy-accurate, twice over:

Image

It's simply a standard for Astrotrain to have his train wheels be the same color as the part of locomotive body that they're attached to whenever he has a steam engine altmode.

The same even applies for when he turns into a black steam engine: His train wheels are black then as well.

Image


Is it the lack of gray on the wheels or highlights on the "coupling rods" that's the issue? Wheels being gray would have been nice but it may break the pricing ceiling Takara was willing to work on.

Remember, if Takara goes bankrupt because of the extra paint, we all lose the option to acquire anime and/or G1 accurate (?)/homage versions of modern G1 TF remakes. :lol:

I do say, it was nice that the original G1 purple version had an extra white paint highlight on the "coupling rods" near the engineer cab which the black version copped out on that.

It ain't a deal breaker as far as I am concerned. This version will be mine :twisted:
Re: Clear Stock Images - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1823526)
Posted by Kurona on September 10th, 2016 @ 4:25pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Kurona wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:That Takara Astrotrain is a MAJORLY different from the Hasbro version. Might be worth the price.

Still, why the hell they STILL haven't painted the train's wheels?

Because it's cartoon accurate.
They did paint the train wheels. That whole piece on both sides of the train is molded gray plastic painted purple.

But it's not only cartoon-accurate, it's also toy-accurate, twice over:

Image

It's simply a standard for Astrotrain to have his train wheels be the same color as the part of locomotive body that they're attached to whenever he has a steam engine altmode.

The same even applies for when he turns into a black steam engine: His train wheels are black then as well.

Image

True, but Takara were still primarily going for cartoon accuracy. That's the reason they're painted purple; the original toy just so happens to be the same.
Re: Clear Stock Images - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1823529)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 10th, 2016 @ 4:47pm CDT
Kurona wrote:True, but Takara were still primarily going for cartoon accuracy. That's the reason they're painted purple; the original toy just so happens to be the same.
Just pointing out additional precedents in case the "cartoon-accurate" reason isn't deemed acceptable enough by those inquiring about the wheels. ;)^
Re: Clear Stock Images - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1823594)
Posted by primalxconvoy on September 11th, 2016 @ 1:09am CDT
It's not completely show accurate, though, as there are no Decepticon symbols on the outside of his wings, which the cartoon model features.

I'm going to add those and paint (black/silver?) detailing on the wheels to make the figure look decent. The inappropriate/silly headmaster feature will be the next to go, too. Then the figure will look acceptable.
Re: Clear Stock Images - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1824773)
Posted by Cyberpath on September 14th, 2016 @ 2:57am CDT


So HasTak is working on proper Horrorcons after all! :D

I knew that Takara didn't give the Apeface-drone the right deco for a reason.

Image

Image
Re: Clear Stock Images - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1826141)
Posted by MemphisR56 on September 19th, 2016 @ 9:55am CDT
Are there any UK friendly preorders up for legends Astrotrain?
Re: Clear Stock Images - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1826143)
Posted by william-james88 on September 19th, 2016 @ 9:58am CDT
MemphisR56 wrote:Are there any UK friendly preorders up for legends Astrotrain?

These guys are friendly enough, you can ask them to put a low amount on the package so that you dont get hit with duty and its the lowest price around:

http://www.anime-export.com/product/33173
Re: Clear Stock Images - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1826150)
Posted by MemphisR56 on September 19th, 2016 @ 10:08am CDT
That works out about £24 before shipping and tax. Not bad at all really. Cheaper than standard Voyager RRP here right now. Though he's currently selling for £19 in Smyths stores here, the hasbro version anyway.

I think I've got a bit of soul searching to do over my mould choice here.
Re: Clear Stock Images - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1826155)
Posted by william-james88 on September 19th, 2016 @ 10:17am CDT
MemphisR56 wrote:That works out about £24 before shipping and tax. Not bad at all really. Cheaper than standard Voyager RRP here right now. Though he's currently selling for £19 in Smyths stores here, the hasbro version anyway.

I think I've got a bit of soul searching to do over my mould choice here.

£19 is really not a bad price at all. And I personally preffer that Hasbro deco.

While I cant help with knowing what the shipping will cost, there wont be tax (at least not from Japan, and if they mark a low amount there wont be duty for you once it enters with UK).
Re: Clear Stock Images - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1826218)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on September 19th, 2016 @ 11:42am CDT
Cyberpath wrote:


So HasTak is working on proper Horrorcons after all! :D

I knew that Takara didn't give the Apeface-drone the right deco for a reason.

Image

Image


Didn't i see a digibash somewhere of Apeface as Optimal Optimus :-?
now THAT needs to be done! ;)
Re: Clear Stock Images - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1826219)
Posted by Kurona on September 19th, 2016 @ 11:46am CDT
Stuartmaximus wrote:
Cyberpath wrote:


So HasTak is working on proper Horrorcons after all! :D

I knew that Takara didn't give the Apeface-drone the right deco for a reason.

Image

Image


Didn't i see a digibash somewhere of Apeface as Optimal Optimus :-?
now THAT needs to be done! ;)

http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/e-hobby-limited-exclusive-combobat-convobat-aka-bat-optimus-primal--t107550.php
Re: Clear Stock Images - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1826221)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on September 19th, 2016 @ 11:55am CDT
Kurona wrote:
Stuartmaximus wrote:
Cyberpath wrote:


So HasTak is working on proper Horrorcons after all! :D

I knew that Takara didn't give the Apeface-drone the right deco for a reason.

Image

Image


Didn't i see a digibash somewhere of Apeface as Optimal Optimus :-?
now THAT needs to be done! ;)

http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/e-hobby-limited-exclusive-combobat-convobat-aka-bat-optimus-primal--t107550.php



Aye, that's the thing

Thanks Kurona ;)^

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