Comic Images for Takara Transformers Legends Slipstream and Nightbird

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 8:57am CDT

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Seibertron's Japan correspondent Matt has a a few more goodies for us today. Not only did he get Slipstream photos for us, he also has images of the Takara Legends comic for both Slipstream and Nightbird! To those curious, these comics are read from right to left, enjoy!

Transformers News: Comic Images for Takara Transformers Legends Slipstream and Nightbird

Transformers News: Comic Images for Takara Transformers Legends Slipstream and Nightbird

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Re: Comic Images for Takara Transformers Legends Slipstream and Nightbird (1737180)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on October 27th, 2015 @ 9:04am CDT
Shockwave7 wrote:I think the package artists are.... shall we say, 'projecting' a little too much of how they'd LIKE these fem-bots to appear in how they're drawing them.... ;)



I did roll my eyes a bit when I saw that panel of Nightbird down with her butt up in the air...
Re: Comic Images for Takara Transformers Legends Slipstream and Nightbird (1737181)
Posted by Starsaber468 on October 27th, 2015 @ 9:24am CDT
They look Neat but I have absolutely no idea whats happening for the comic XD if only their were japanese translations verisons of the comics but I am sure someone can translate them
Re: Comic Images for Takara Transformers Legends Slipstream and Nightbird (1737184)
Posted by Shuttershock on October 27th, 2015 @ 9:47am CDT
Incomprehensible and slightly weird Japanese humor aside, it is funny having tiny BW Megs alongside G1 Megs.
Re: Comic Images for Takara Transformers Legends Slipstream and Nightbird (1737188)
Posted by Soraboo1030 on October 27th, 2015 @ 10:05am CDT
I could probably translate these comics but it'd take a while! :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Comic Images for Takara Transformers Legends Slipstream and Nightbird (1737192)
Posted by Grahf_ on October 27th, 2015 @ 10:21am CDT
I really don't like that Slipstream doesn't come with the sword. Nightbird comes with all four of the base mold's weapons and then the two new ones. Combiner Hunter Arcee doesn't even come with the four base weapons yet Nightbird does. So why doesn't Slipstream come with Windblade's sword? I'd like to at least have had the option in displaying her with the sword or not.
Re: Comic Images for Takara Transformers Legends Slipstream and Nightbird (1737197)
Posted by mooncake623 on October 27th, 2015 @ 11:18am CDT
Soraboo1030 wrote:I could probably translate these comics but it'd take a while! :BANG_HEAD:


That would be awesome
Re: Comic Images for Takara Transformers Legends Slipstream and Nightbird (1737198)
Posted by Glarryg on October 27th, 2015 @ 11:21am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Image



Her pose in that box art is very Liefeld-esque. But, I suppose a robot is more likely to be able to do that versus a human being.

Glarryg
Re: Comic Images for Takara Transformers Legends Slipstream and Nightbird (1737200)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on October 27th, 2015 @ 11:35am CDT
Love how this mold has flight stand ports in both robot and vehicle modes. :)

Image
Re: Comic Images for Takara Transformers Legends Slipstream and Nightbird (1737202)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 27th, 2015 @ 11:41am CDT
william-james88 wrote:Image
Oh, so it looks like Slipstream got her new body upgrade from Swindle. And look, there's Sentinel Magnus just as he appeared in the Season 3.5 fiction. I wonder if Derrick J. Wyatt had any involvement in this comic.

Alpha Weltall wrote:I really don't like that Slipstream doesn't come with the sword. Nightbird comes with all four of the base mold's weapons and then the two new ones. Combiner Hunter Arcee doesn't even come with the four base weapons yet Nightbird does. So why doesn't Slipstream come with Windblade's sword? I'd like to at least have had the option in displaying her with the sword or not.
It's just something Takara does. If they deem an accessory that came with a figure's original release is unecessary or inappropriate for the character that the mold is to be redecoed/remolded into, they take it out. Thankfully, they were willing to create brand new null rays for her that suit her character far more.

The same thing happened with Henkei! Henkei! Lambor and Alert. The engine piece that came with Sunstreaker (as well as every Hasbro release of the Universe Sunstreaker/Sideswipe mold) was left out of Lambor's and Alert's releases since it was a piece that, in the fiction, was more associated with Sunstreaker and not Sideswipe or Red Alert. Takara probably thought the same about Slipstream, thinking "She doesn't use a sword," and took it out, replacing it with the new null rays.
Re: Comic Images for Takara Transformers Legends Slipstream and Nightbird (1737218)
Posted by Starsaber468 on October 27th, 2015 @ 1:16pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:
Soraboo1030 wrote:I could probably translate these comics but it'd take a while! :BANG_HEAD:


That would be awesome

Yeah I agree!
Re: Comic Images for Takara Transformers Legends Slipstream and Nightbird (1737219)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 27th, 2015 @ 1:21pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Image
Oh, so it looks like Slipstream got her new body upgrade from Swindle. And look, there's Sentinel Magnus just as he appeared in the Season 3.5 fiction. I wonder if Derrick J. Wyatt had any involvement in this comic.

Alpha Weltall wrote:I really don't like that Slipstream doesn't come with the sword. Nightbird comes with all four of the base mold's weapons and then the two new ones. Combiner Hunter Arcee doesn't even come with the four base weapons yet Nightbird does. So why doesn't Slipstream come with Windblade's sword? I'd like to at least have had the option in displaying her with the sword or not.
It's just something Takara does. If they deem an accessory that came with a figure's original release is unecessary or inappropriate for the character that the mold is to be redecoed/remolded into, they take it out. Thankfully, they were willing to create brand new null rays for her that suit her character far more.

The same thing happened with Henkei! Henkei! Lambor and Alert. The engine piece that came with Sunstreaker (as well as every Hasbro release of the Universe Sunstreaker/Sideswipe mold) was left out of Lambor's and Alert's releases since it was a piece that, in the fiction, was more associated with Sunstreaker and not Sideswipe or Red Alert. Takara probably thought the same about Slipstream, thinking "She doesn't use a sword," and took it out, replacing it with the new null rays.


Isn't the sword necessary to form the tail fin?
Re: Comic Images for Takara Transformers Legends Slipstream and Nightbird (1737222)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on October 27th, 2015 @ 1:30pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Image
Oh, so it looks like Slipstream got her new body upgrade from Swindle. And look, there's Sentinel Magnus just as he appeared in the Season 3.5 fiction. I wonder if Derrick J. Wyatt had any involvement in this comic.

Alpha Weltall wrote:I really don't like that Slipstream doesn't come with the sword. Nightbird comes with all four of the base mold's weapons and then the two new ones. Combiner Hunter Arcee doesn't even come with the four base weapons yet Nightbird does. So why doesn't Slipstream come with Windblade's sword? I'd like to at least have had the option in displaying her with the sword or not.
It's just something Takara does. If they deem an accessory that came with a figure's original release is unecessary or inappropriate for the character that the mold is to be redecoed/remolded into, they take it out. Thankfully, they were willing to create brand new null rays for her that suit her character far more.

The same thing happened with Henkei! Henkei! Lambor and Alert. The engine piece that came with Sunstreaker (as well as every Hasbro release of the Universe Sunstreaker/Sideswipe mold) was left out of Lambor's and Alert's releases since it was a piece that, in the fiction, was more associated with Sunstreaker and not Sideswipe or Red Alert. Takara probably thought the same about Slipstream, thinking "She doesn't use a sword," and took it out, replacing it with the new null rays.


Isn't the sword necessary to form the tail fin?


No, it did nothing other than store under her alt mode. In fact it was just slightly taller than her landing gear, so she had a tendency to tip to one side a lot.
Re: Comic Images for Takara Transformers Legends Slipstream and Nightbird (1737227)
Posted by william-james88 on October 27th, 2015 @ 1:42pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:
Soraboo1030 wrote:I could probably translate these comics but it'd take a while! :BANG_HEAD:


That would be awesome


If you ever do translate them, Soraboo, give us an e-mail (link in my signature) and we will front page it :)

chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Isn't the sword necessary to form the tail fin?


No, those are on her feet. however, the sword does help to fill out the gap in her body in alt mode.
Re: Comic Images for Takara Transformers Legends Slipstream and Nightbird (1737268)
Posted by Agamemnon on October 27th, 2015 @ 3:54pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Isn't the sword necessary to form the tail fin?


Hellscream9999 wrote:No, it did nothing other than store under her alt mode. In fact it was just slightly taller than her landing gear, so she had a tendency to tip to one side a lot.


william-james88 wrote:No, those are on her feet. however, the sword does help to fill out the gap in her body in alt mode.


Well, the hilt did form a cool rear rotor that made some sense in the VTOL context. Necessary? Not really. But a cool addition in cross function of weapon kibble, in my opinion. Image
Re: Comic Images for Takara Transformers Legends Slipstream and Nightbird (1737272)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on October 27th, 2015 @ 4:08pm CDT
Agamemnon wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Isn't the sword necessary to form the tail fin?


Hellscream9999 wrote:No, it did nothing other than store under her alt mode. In fact it was just slightly taller than her landing gear, so she had a tendency to tip to one side a lot.


william-james88 wrote:No, those are on her feet. however, the sword does help to fill out the gap in her body in alt mode.


Well, the hilt did form a cool rear rotor that made some sense in the VTOL context. Necessary? Not really. But a cool addition in cross function of weapon kibble, in my opinion. Image


Yeah, considering tf fans b!tched forever about not having weapon storage, now when we get it people b!tch about how dumb the weapons look when attached to the alt mode (cw especially)

I really loved the multiple ways you could store the sword on windblade.
Re: Comic Images for Takara Transformers Legends Slipstream and Nightbird (1737276)
Posted by william-james88 on October 27th, 2015 @ 4:16pm CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:
Yeah, considering tf fans b!tched forever about not having weapon storage, now when we get it people b!tch about how dumb the weapons look when attached to the alt mode (cw especially)

I really loved the multiple ways you could store the sword on windblade.


Speaking of weapons storage, that arcee mold has some of the best weapon storage in the history of the brand. Takara really outdid themselves engineering how it all fits together.
Re: Comic Images for Takara Transformers Legends Slipstream and Nightbird (1737282)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on October 27th, 2015 @ 4:30pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
Yeah, considering tf fans b!tched forever about not having weapon storage, now when we get it people b!tch about how dumb the weapons look when attached to the alt mode (cw especially)

I really loved the multiple ways you could store the sword on windblade.


Speaking of weapons storage, that arcee mold has some of the best weapon storage in the history of the brand. Takara really outdid themselves engineering how it all fits together.


Except that the small pistols' storage in her abs is so tight, it could snap her in half (almost happened to me) but yeah her abundance of weapon ports is nice.
Re: Comic Images for Takara Transformers Legends Slipstream and Nightbird (1737286)
Posted by griftimus prime on October 27th, 2015 @ 4:36pm CDT
i dont think i will be doing a google image search of nightbird art any time soon.
Re: Comic Images for Takara Transformers Legends Slipstream and Nightbird (1737298)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 27th, 2015 @ 5:15pm CDT
In Slipstream's comic, I see:

Animated universe
Sentinel Magnus
Autotroopers
The Metroplex
Swindle
Unknown wanted poster behind Swindle
Mudflap wanted poster
Slipstream
Magnificus wanted poster
Sky-Byte wanted poster
Rattletrap
Metalhawk
Sky Garry
Road Rage
First Aid
Grandus
Another obscured wanted poster behind dialogue bubble
Doctor Scalpel
Safeguard
Jazz
Jetstorm
Jetfire

Legends Universe
Windblade
Arcee
Rattle holding a small blue figure
Convoy
Metroflex
Ultra Magnus
Alpha Trin
Megatron
BW Megatron
Waspeeter
Re: Comic Images for Takara Transformers Legends Slipstream and Nightbird (1737301)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 27th, 2015 @ 5:32pm CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
Yeah, considering tf fans b!tched forever about not having weapon storage, now when we get it people b!tch about how dumb the weapons look when attached to the alt mode (cw especially)

I really loved the multiple ways you could store the sword on windblade.


Speaking of weapons storage, that arcee mold has some of the best weapon storage in the history of the brand. Takara really outdid themselves engineering how it all fits together.


Except that the small pistols' storage in her abs is so tight, it could snap her in half (almost happened to me) but yeah her abundance of weapon ports is nice.

Funny thing is I like Arcee having her weapons displayed and not tucked under the car mode. the sword and gun combo really makes her look mean in alt mode (in the good way!) :BOT:

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