Figure King #234 Images: Takara Legends Slugslinger, Optimus Prime Evolution Two-Pack, Perceptor, and More

Figure King #234 Images: Takara Legends Slugslinger, Optimus Prime Evolution Two-Pack, Perceptor, and More

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 12:00pm CDT

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Once again, via Simon Chan on Facebook, we have the Takara Legends half of Figure King #234! This issue puts focus on Perceptor, Slugslinger, Bumblebee with Exosuit Spike, the Optimus Prime Evolution two-pack, Octane with Starscream, and a quick Japanese write up on Typticon/Dinosaurer! The images can be viewed below.

Transformers News: Figure King #234 Images: Slugslinger, Optimus Prime Evolution Two-Pack, Perceptor, and More

Transformers News: Figure King #234 Images: Slugslinger, Optimus Prime Evolution Two-Pack, Perceptor, and More

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Re: Figure King #234 Images: Takara Legends Slugslinger, Optimus Prime Evolution Two-Pack, Perceptor, and More (1899381)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on July 24th, 2017 @ 9:20pm CDT
Would anyone be willing to provide a closeup of Godbomber hitched to Ginrai? Specifically, of where the hitch connects?
Re: Figure King #234 Images: Takara Legends Slugslinger, Optimus Prime Evolution Two-Pack, Perceptor, and More (1899400)
Posted by Overcracker on July 24th, 2017 @ 9:51pm CDT
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Would anyone be willing to provide a closeup of Godbomber hitched to Ginrai? Specifically, of where the hitch connects?


God Bomber's red hitch connects between Ginrai's folded up feet. There's a small slot there.

Mine are combined at the moment but here's a pic showing the connection slot:
GGback.jpg


Ignore the red circles, the slot is between the red circles. Where his shins/feet come together in truck mode they make a slot for the hitch.
Re: Figure King #234 Images: Takara Legends Slugslinger, Optimus Prime Evolution Two-Pack, Perceptor, and More (1899410)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on July 24th, 2017 @ 10:11pm CDT
I know it connects there. But what I was asking for was a pic of that spot, with the two connected.
Re: Figure King #234 Images: Takara Legends Slugslinger, Optimus Prime Evolution Two-Pack, Perceptor, and More (1899422)
Posted by Overcracker on July 24th, 2017 @ 10:48pm CDT
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:I know it connects there. But what I was asking for was a pic of that spot, with the two connected.


O.K. Here you go:

ggbconnect.jpg
Re: Figure King #234 Images: Takara Legends Slugslinger, Optimus Prime Evolution Two-Pack, Perceptor, and More (1899427)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on July 24th, 2017 @ 11:01pm CDT
Thanks, much appreciated.
Re: Figure King #234 Images: Takara Legends Slugslinger, Optimus Prime Evolution Two-Pack, Perceptor, and More (1900712)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 29th, 2017 @ 11:48pm CDT
At last, full high quality scans and an English summary of the Black Convoy pack-in comic.

Click each to see full size:

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Since his reformatting into a heroic Autobot in a small protoform body, Black Convoy has been put in charge of a Dimensional Patrol protoform squadron charged with capturing the remaining Combatrons, who have fled to the Legends Universe. His soldiers locate the fugitives and forcibly reformat Greejeeber into one of them, and when his comrades reach out to help, protoform-Greejeeber turns on them and reformats them as well. Only Dolrailer gets away and urges Dark Ai to save herself, believing her to be their last hope. The arrival of a black tanker truck briefly makes him think Black Convoy has returned to normal, but the vehicle reveals itself to be a mass-produced Dimensional Patrol drone based on Convoy's old body and reformats him.

Refusing to leave the Legends world with Dark Ai still on the loose, Black Convoy and Skids announce that during their indefinite stay, the world's transtectors will be sealed off for the security's sake. As Autobot Axalon and Decepticon Tera-Kura alike grumble about this, Dark Ai appears at Axalon and reveals that she's carrying backup data of Black Convoy and the Combatrons' evil personalities. Rattrap and the Autobots agree to help her install the data into Black Convoy and make him turn on the Dimensional Patrol, just as the Patrol learns of Dark Ai's location and have their drones carpet bomb Axalon. The Autobot Headmasters fight back by incapacitating the drones with Skids's keep-out tape, modifying them into transtectors, and taking control of them. Black Convoy responds by scanning Hardhead and adopting a Headmaster form himself, but this is just what the Autobots had been hoping for: as soon as Black Convoy combines with one of the drones, Dark Ai enters its cockpit and installs the backup data, restoring Black Convoy to his "normal" self. Turning against the Dimensional Patrol, he helps the Autobots drive Skids and the protoform soldiers out of the Legends Universe.

In the aftermath, Black Convoy restores the other Combatrons and prepares to return home, now in command of new drone soldiers captured from the Patrol. He considers conquering the Legends Universe first, but writes it off as a joke when the Autobots train their guns at him. Dark Ai punishes him for the jest with an electrical whip while teaching him that the enemy of your enemy is your friend, surprising Rattrap with the fact that she's the domineering one of the two.
Re: Figure King #234 Images: Takara Legends Slugslinger, Optimus Prime Evolution Two-Pack, Perceptor, and More (1900716)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on July 30th, 2017 @ 12:47am CDT
I can't help but see Skids as a bit of a fanatic when it comes to multi-dimensional security, would anyone agree?
Re: Figure King #234 Images: Takara Legends Slugslinger, Optimus Prime Evolution Two-Pack, Perceptor, and More (1900973)
Posted by william-james88 on July 31st, 2017 @ 10:14am CDT
For all those wishing we had better scans of the pack in Takara legends comics and translations, we have something close for you. Sabrblade found high quality scans along with an english description of what is happening in the Black Convoy pack-in comic (The Exclusive Takara toy based on Titans Return Optimus Prime). It is incredible how much can be packed into 4 pages.

Sabrblade wrote:At last, full high quality scans and an English summary of the Black Convoy pack-in comic.


Click each to see full size:

Image

Image


Since his reformatting into a heroic Autobot in a small protoform body, Black Convoy has been put in charge of a Dimensional Patrol protoform squadron charged with capturing the remaining Combatrons, who have fled to the Legends Universe. His soldiers locate the fugitives and forcibly reformat Greejeeber into one of them, and when his comrades reach out to help, protoform-Greejeeber turns on them and reformats them as well. Only Dolrailer gets away and urges Dark Ai to save herself, believing her to be their last hope. The arrival of a black tanker truck briefly makes him think Black Convoy has returned to normal, but the vehicle reveals itself to be a mass-produced Dimensional Patrol drone based on Convoy's old body and reformats him.

Refusing to leave the Legends world with Dark Ai still on the loose, Black Convoy and Skids announce that during their indefinite stay, the world's transtectors will be sealed off for the security's sake. As Autobot Axalon and Decepticon Tera-Kura alike grumble about this, Dark Ai appears at Axalon and reveals that she's carrying backup data of Black Convoy and the Combatrons' evil personalities. Rattrap and the Autobots agree to help her install the data into Black Convoy and make him turn on the Dimensional Patrol, just as the Patrol learns of Dark Ai's location and have their drones carpet bomb Axalon. The Autobot Headmasters fight back by incapacitating the drones with Skids's keep-out tape, modifying them into transtectors, and taking control of them. Black Convoy responds by scanning Hardhead and adopting a Headmaster form himself, but this is just what the Autobots had been hoping for: as soon as Black Convoy combines with one of the drones, Dark Ai enters its cockpit and installs the backup data, restoring Black Convoy to his "normal" self. Turning against the Dimensional Patrol, he helps the Autobots drive Skids and the protoform soldiers out of the Legends Universe.

In the aftermath, Black Convoy restores the other Combatrons and prepares to return home, now in command of new drone soldiers captured from the Patrol. He considers conquering the Legends Universe first, but writes it off as a joke when the Autobots train their guns at him. Dark Ai punishes him for the jest with an electrical whip while teaching him that the enemy of your enemy is your friend, surprising Rattrap with the fact that she's the domineering one of the two.
Re: Figure King #234 Images: Takara Legends Slugslinger, Optimus Prime Evolution Two-Pack, Perceptor, and More (1901118)
Posted by Kurona on July 31st, 2017 @ 7:56pm CDT
I'm finding myself continually frustrated with how Takara's Triggerhappy looks. It's very minor, but the white guns seem to be tinted blue and what they've gone for with the face just doesn't look as good as Hasbro's. But I really want that Targetmaster...
Re: Figure King #234 Images: Takara Legends Slugslinger, Optimus Prime Evolution Two-Pack, Perceptor, and More (1901121)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on July 31st, 2017 @ 8:02pm CDT
Kurona wrote:I'm finding myself continually frustrated with how Takara's Triggerhappy looks. It's very minor, but the white guns seem to be tinted blue and what they've gone for with the face just doesn't look as good as Hasbro's. But I really want that Targetmaster...

I have the Hasbro version, and...to be honest, while the Targetmaster is neat, I just don't care. Hell, I don't even use his actual guns on mine, I just have him use the arm-mounted ones. And to me, the Hasbro face paint is better, and the peg hole on the Takara chest looks weird.

Not sure if that'll actually help your decision, I just wanted to throw that out there. ;)^
Re: Figure King #234 Images: Takara Legends Slugslinger, Optimus Prime Evolution Two-Pack, Perceptor, and More (1901130)
Posted by Emerje on July 31st, 2017 @ 8:38pm CDT
Kurona wrote:I'm finding myself continually frustrated with how Takara's Triggerhappy looks. It's very minor, but the white guns seem to be tinted blue and what they've gone for with the face just doesn't look as good as Hasbro's. But I really want that Targetmaster...


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I feel like a lot of the colors in these photos come down to bad photography. The guns and other color-matched parts are different colors between the photos. But wouldn't it make more sense for those parts to be the same color as the pure white on the head?

I'm a little more concerned about the head being a lighter shade of blue from the rest of the body, that's consistent in all of the photos.

Emerje
Re: Figure King #234 Images: Takara Legends Slugslinger, Optimus Prime Evolution Two-Pack, Perceptor, and More (1901146)
Posted by primalxconvoy on July 31st, 2017 @ 11:28pm CDT
What? Scourge gets turned into an Autobot, and turns the other Cobatrons into Autobots, only to be fought by OTHER Autobots who want to turn him and his comrades BACK into Decepticons?

The heck?
Re: Figure King #234 Images: Takara Legends Slugslinger, Optimus Prime Evolution Two-Pack, Perceptor, and More (1901148)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 31st, 2017 @ 11:37pm CDT
primalxconvoy wrote:What? Scourge gets turned into an Autobot, and turns the other Cobatrons into Autobots, only to be fought by OTHER Autobots who want to turn him and his comrades BACK into Decepticons?

The heck?
Even as a good guy, Black Convoy maintains a Lawfully Evil brand of order that's just too rigid for the other good guys to tolerate. ;)
Re: Figure King #234 Images: Takara Legends Slugslinger, Optimus Prime Evolution Two-Pack, Perceptor, and More (1901150)
Posted by Emerje on July 31st, 2017 @ 11:52pm CDT
primalxconvoy wrote:What? Scourge gets turned into an Autobot, and turns the other Cobatrons into Autobots, only to be fought by OTHER Autobots who want to turn him and his comrades BACK into Decepticons?

The heck?

My understanding was that Skids' group of dimension hoppers was going against the will of the other Autobots and Decepticons on the Legends planet so Rattrap's group helped Dark Ai change Black Convoy and the Combatrons back to normal. Decepticons on the planet aren't so much "evil" as they are unscrupulous corporate rivals (even the ones that aren't natives) so turning them back into Decepticons isn't as bad as it would be in other stories. Mainly they were just trying to get them away from Skids and protect their Transtectors.

Emerje
Re: Figure King #234 Images: Takara Legends Slugslinger, Optimus Prime Evolution Two-Pack, Perceptor, and More (1901174)
Posted by primalxconvoy on August 1st, 2017 @ 4:32am CDT
Cheers. It's still a weird story. Not really my cup of "Ocha", if you will.
Re: Figure King #234 Images: Takara Legends Slugslinger, Optimus Prime Evolution Two-Pack, Perceptor, and More (1901176)
Posted by Kurona on August 1st, 2017 @ 4:56am CDT
Sigma Magnus wrote:
Kurona wrote:I'm finding myself continually frustrated with how Takara's Triggerhappy looks. It's very minor, but the white guns seem to be tinted blue and what they've gone for with the face just doesn't look as good as Hasbro's. But I really want that Targetmaster...

I have the Hasbro version, and...to be honest, while the Targetmaster is neat, I just don't care. Hell, I don't even use his actual guns on mine, I just have him use the arm-mounted ones. And to me, the Hasbro face paint is better, and the peg hole on the Takara chest looks weird.

Not sure if that'll actually help your decision, I just wanted to throw that out there. ;)^

This is very true; if I was looking at it purely from a toy perspective, I wouldn't have much of a reason to go for Takara's over Hasbro's -- Hasbro's product is better, cheaper, and the only negative is it doesn't come with a Targetmaster which honestly doesn't look that amazing.

... buuuuut I want said Targetmaster. For headcanon fiction reasons.
Re: Figure King #234 Images: Takara Legends Slugslinger, Optimus Prime Evolution Two-Pack, Perceptor, and More (1901182)
Posted by Insurgent on August 1st, 2017 @ 5:33am CDT
I'm just hoping there will be some way of getting those targetmasters later down the line. Honestly, while I'd prefer those three jets have their targetmasters, the holes in their jet modes make me prefer the hasbro ones.
Re: Figure King #234 Images: Takara Legends Slugslinger, Optimus Prime Evolution Two-Pack, Perceptor, and More (1901183)
Posted by Kurona on August 1st, 2017 @ 5:43am CDT
Yeah, that's also a problem. Not one I particularly mind, though -- more areas to put guns are good, especially if they're right in the middle for symmetry. Not that the Targetmaster gun will look good anywhere...
Re: Figure King #234 Images: Takara Legends Slugslinger, Optimus Prime Evolution Two-Pack, Perceptor, and More (1901197)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on August 1st, 2017 @ 8:59am CDT
Buy both and resell the Takara without the Targetmaster? Oh, and what's this headcanon of yours? :D
Re: Figure King #234 Images: Takara Legends Slugslinger, Optimus Prime Evolution Two-Pack, Perceptor, and More (1901236)
Posted by Emerje on August 1st, 2017 @ 11:49am CDT
You know, if that rumor about a new Transformers subscription from Hasbro turns out to be true that would open the doors to things like a box of Targetmaster guns or pack them with six other characters like they did the Ultra Magnus Titan Master, and the rest of the Autobot Targetmasters (Crosshairs et al).

"Stay tuned!"

Emerje

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