Hasbro / Takara Comparison Charts for Bumblebee, Slugslinger, Perceptor and Octane

Hasbro / Takara Comparison Charts for Bumblebee, Slugslinger, Perceptor and Octane

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 9:20am CDT

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Not long after new images were reported here and here for the new Takara Legends releases Bumblebee, Slugslinger, Perceptor and Octane; fellow board member Cyberpath got to work creating comparison charts for all four characters! As you can see below, he's compared each new Takara Legends reveal to their original G1 toy, their original cartoon models, and their Hasbro counterparts in Titans Return. Check 'em all out and tell us if this helps you make a decision on which version to get!

Transformers News: Hasbro / Takara Comparison Charts for Bumblebee, Slugslinger, Perceptor and Octane

Transformers News: Hasbro / Takara Comparison Charts for Bumblebee, Slugslinger, Perceptor and Octane

Transformers News: Hasbro / Takara Comparison Charts for Bumblebee, Slugslinger, Perceptor and Octane

Transformers News: Hasbro / Takara Comparison Charts for Bumblebee, Slugslinger, Perceptor and Octane


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Re: Hasbro / Takara Comparison Charts for Bumblebee, Slugslinger, Perceptor and Octane (1895889)
Posted by Kurona on July 11th, 2017 @ 9:25am CDT
I think the most striking one is Slugslinger as it highlights just how much that bit of blue under the cockpit does for the accuracy and how much it makes him stand out. Only problem is that I ended up looking at it too long and started wondering why on Cybertron a vehicle would need two separate cockpits. Bad Kurona! Stop trying to bring logic and sense into dumb space robots! :HEADHURTS:
Re: Hasbro / Takara Comparison Charts for Bumblebee, Slugslinger, Perceptor and Octane (1895892)
Posted by Evil Eye on July 11th, 2017 @ 9:37am CDT
Slugslinger looks great,though I'm sad they kept the head the same. In any case I'm going for the Hasbro versions of the Targetmaster jets, as I already have Hasbro Triggerhappy.

Bumblebee is a straight-up improvement in every way.

Perceptor is OK I guess. Not hugely impressive but the Ramhorn vehicle is nice.

Octane looks very good, though I still can't take that jet mode seriously. But a Ghost Starscream headmaster? Awesome!
Re: Hasbro / Takara Comparison Charts for Bumblebee, Slugslinger, Perceptor and Octane (1895893)
Posted by Randomhero on July 11th, 2017 @ 9:37am CDT
Kurona wrote:I think the most striking one is Slugslinger as it highlights just how much that bit of blue under the cockpit does for the accuracy and how much it makes him stand out. Only problem is that I ended up looking at it too long and started wondering why on Cybertron a vehicle would need two separate cockpits. Bad Kurona! Stop trying to bring logic and sense into dumb space robots! :HEADHURTS:



Hey at least it's not as bad as when dreamwave literraly brought it up in the comics asking why do they have cockpits and why they are out of scale with the rest of the universe and not even answering it. It wasn't even rhetorical! Shockwave saying his grand scheme and saying this stuff and not even explaining why. And I say him explaining his scheme when he actually didn't even do that.

I'll give the Aligned continuity credit, they did explain why they all have seats and cockpits and it did make sense.
Re: Hasbro / Takara Comparison Charts for Bumblebee, Slugslinger, Perceptor and Octane (1895895)
Posted by Cyberpath on July 11th, 2017 @ 9:37am CDT
Kurona wrote:I think the most striking one is Slugslinger as it highlights just how much that bit of blue under the cockpit does for the accuracy and how much it makes him stand out. Only problem is that I ended up looking at it too long and started wondering why on Cybertron a vehicle would need two separate cockpits. Bad Kurona! Stop trying to bring logic and sense into dumb space robots! :HEADHURTS:


Well, sometimes Transformers give each other rides. :) He can carry more with two cockpits?

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Re: Hasbro / Takara Comparison Charts for Bumblebee, Slugslinger, Perceptor and Octane (1895896)
Posted by Albatross250 on July 11th, 2017 @ 9:41am CDT
Randomhero wrote:Yeah what is everyone on? That is not quakes head repainted as starscream. It's completely different

It's a straight up seeker head with vents on the side. Quakes head doesn't have vents and the top of his head makes a point. Totally not the same

But it is a retool of quake lol :-D
Re: Hasbro / Takara Comparison Charts for Bumblebee, Slugslinger, Perceptor and Octane (1895897)
Posted by Kurona on July 11th, 2017 @ 9:42am CDT
Cyberpath wrote:
Kurona wrote:I think the most striking one is Slugslinger as it highlights just how much that bit of blue under the cockpit does for the accuracy and how much it makes him stand out. Only problem is that I ended up looking at it too long and started wondering why on Cybertron a vehicle would need two separate cockpits. Bad Kurona! Stop trying to bring logic and sense into dumb space robots! :HEADHURTS:


Well, sometimes Transformers give each other rides. :) He can carry more with two cockpits?

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Budget Astrotrain! :P
Re: Hasbro / Takara Comparison Charts for Bumblebee, Slugslinger, Perceptor and Octane (1895899)
Posted by Albatross250 on July 11th, 2017 @ 9:42am CDT
Albatross250 wrote:Nice Color Scheme...
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WAIT A SEC...
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Damn you :TAKARATOMY: , you made Slugslinger in Sonic Colours :lol: , i guess he'll be collecting Rings now :lol:

Gotta Go Fast :lol:
Re: Hasbro / Takara Comparison Charts for Bumblebee, Slugslinger, Perceptor and Octane (1895905)
Posted by MaverickPrime on July 11th, 2017 @ 9:58am CDT
Cyberpath wrote:
Kurona wrote:I think the most striking one is Slugslinger as it highlights just how much that bit of blue under the cockpit does for the accuracy and how much it makes him stand out. Only problem is that I ended up looking at it too long and started wondering why on Cybertron a vehicle would need two separate cockpits. Bad Kurona! Stop trying to bring logic and sense into dumb space robots! :HEADHURTS:


Well, sometimes Transformers give each other rides. :) He can carry more with two cockpits?

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When they do an official MP Huffer it better have a micro Hoist driver!!! :lol:
As for the figures, Bee looks better in the warmer yellow, Perceptor looks almost identical but Ramhorn looks gorgeous, I wonder if his inclussion has something to do with the Autobot Intelligence Ops 2 pack.
Slugslinger looks pretty, but I prefer Hasbro's more unique shade of blue,wish it had used a visored toy head, though.
Octane looks also very similar, but the darker colors work really well AND GHOST STARSCREAM HEADMASTER! He can literally take over others now!
Re: Hasbro / Takara Comparison Charts for Bumblebee, Slugslinger, Perceptor and Octane (1895908)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 11th, 2017 @ 10:17am CDT
Randomhero wrote:
Kurona wrote:I think the most striking one is Slugslinger as it highlights just how much that bit of blue under the cockpit does for the accuracy and how much it makes him stand out. Only problem is that I ended up looking at it too long and started wondering why on Cybertron a vehicle would need two separate cockpits. Bad Kurona! Stop trying to bring logic and sense into dumb space robots! :HEADHURTS:



Hey at least it's not as bad as when dreamwave literraly brought it up in the comics asking why do they have cockpits and why they are out of scale with the rest of the universe and not even answering it. It wasn't even rhetorical! Shockwave saying his grand scheme and saying this stuff and not even explaining why. And I say him explaining his scheme when he actually didn't even do that.

I'll give the Aligned continuity credit, they did explain why they all have seats and cockpits and it did make sense.
I'll say. That's like the one corner of the multiverse that actually did bother to explain the cockpits.
Re: Hasbro / Takara Comparison Charts for Bumblebee, Slugslinger, Perceptor and Octane (1895909)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on July 11th, 2017 @ 10:20am CDT
So we've got a new-mold Cerebros face (why?) and a new-mold Ghost Starscream face (awesome!). Can anyone tell if the Headmaster bodies are new?
Re: Hasbro / Takara Comparison Charts for Bumblebee, Slugslinger, Perceptor and Octane (1895944)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on July 11th, 2017 @ 12:14pm CDT
kurthy wrote:
LG56 Perceptor (with Shuffler weapon)


Shouldn't that say Ramhorn weapon?


Yes, please, update the news stories! You're not doing justice to the Legends release of Perceptor if you don't let people know that it's the Ramhorn version of the mold, decoed as Ramhorn himself, no less, and not a generic Shuffler version with different colors.

Also, Takara was pretty genius with what they did with the shoulder pylons for Octane. Flip them up and forward to mimic Starscream's intakes when using Starscream's ghost head as the Headmaster. Leave them down to look more like the Octane G1 cartoon character model. Finally, you can rotate the red sides out to homage the red circles on Octane's outer shoulders from the G1 toy! That's a lot of versatility for a single toy on top of it being a Headmaster triple changer with two different heads to use!
Re: Hasbro / Takara Comparison Charts for Bumblebee, Slugslinger, Perceptor and Octane (1895945)
Posted by Randomhero on July 11th, 2017 @ 12:16pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Randomhero wrote:
Kurona wrote:I think the most striking one is Slugslinger as it highlights just how much that bit of blue under the cockpit does for the accuracy and how much it makes him stand out. Only problem is that I ended up looking at it too long and started wondering why on Cybertron a vehicle would need two separate cockpits. Bad Kurona! Stop trying to bring logic and sense into dumb space robots! :HEADHURTS:



Hey at least it's not as bad as when dreamwave literraly brought it up in the comics asking why do they have cockpits and why they are out of scale with the rest of the universe and not even answering it. It wasn't even rhetorical! Shockwave saying his grand scheme and saying this stuff and not even explaining why. And I say him explaining his scheme when he actually didn't even do that.

I'll give the Aligned continuity credit, they did explain why they all have seats and cockpits and it did make sense.
I'll say. That's like the one corner of the multiverse that actually did bother to explain the cockpits.



Exactly! Why? Quintessons. They're lazy. That's it.
Re: Hasbro / Takara Comparison Charts for Bumblebee, Slugslinger, Perceptor and Octane (1895946)
Posted by leokearon on July 11th, 2017 @ 12:16pm CDT
I live the Ghost of Starscream idea, just not a fan of the transparent plastic
Re: Hasbro / Takara Comparison Charts for Bumblebee, Slugslinger, Perceptor and Octane (1895949)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 11th, 2017 @ 12:21pm CDT
Looks like the Ghost Starscream head is based pretty heavily on the UW Ghost Starscream head:

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Which itself was based on the head of WFC/FOC Starscream:

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Re: Hasbro / Takara Comparison Charts for Bumblebee, Slugslinger, Perceptor and Octane (1895950)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on July 11th, 2017 @ 12:22pm CDT
leokearon wrote:I live the Ghost of Starscream idea, just not a fan of the transparent plastic


But, that's what makes him a g-g-g-ghooooooost! ;)
Re: Hasbro / Takara Comparison Charts for Bumblebee, Slugslinger, Perceptor and Octane (1895953)
Posted by Evil Eye on July 11th, 2017 @ 12:31pm CDT
I know it kind of defeats the purpose of Ghost Starscream (an easy redeco that everyone wants because GHOST STARSCREAM) but I'd like a Ghost Starscream with slight retooling to him in addition to being made of clear plastic to make him look extra ghostly- a different expression, cracks and "wounds" to make him look more undead (so add some holes to his wings exposing the superstructure beneath and make his cockpit look "shattered" for example), some parts bei8ng wreathed in (removable?) sculpted ethereal flame, etc.

EDIT: A bit like this...

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Obviosuly not to quite such an extent, but you get the idea.
Re: Hasbro / Takara Comparison Charts for Bumblebee, Slugslinger, Perceptor and Octane (1895962)
Posted by autobot00 on July 11th, 2017 @ 12:51pm CDT
quake repaint for starscream? i dont think so.
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Re: Hasbro / Takara Comparison Charts for Bumblebee, Slugslinger, Perceptor and Octane (1895965)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 11th, 2017 @ 12:53pm CDT
Black Hat wrote:I know it kind of defeats the purpose of Ghost Starscream (an easy redeco that everyone wants because GHOST STARSCREAM) but I'd like a Ghost Starscream with slight retooling to him in addition to being made of clear plastic to make him look extra ghostly- a different expression, cracks and "wounds" to make him look more undead (so add some holes to his wings exposing the superstructure beneath and make his cockpit look "shattered" for example), some parts bei8ng wreathed in (removable?) sculpted ethereal flame, etc.

EDIT: A bit like this...

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Obviosuly not to quite such an extent, but you get the idea.
That's more "zombie" Starscream than "ghost" Starscream. ;)
Re: Hasbro / Takara Comparison Charts for Bumblebee, Slugslinger, Perceptor and Octane (1895967)
Posted by Evil Eye on July 11th, 2017 @ 12:58pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Black Hat wrote:I know it kind of defeats the purpose of Ghost Starscream (an easy redeco that everyone wants because GHOST STARSCREAM) but I'd like a Ghost Starscream with slight retooling to him in addition to being made of clear plastic to make him look extra ghostly- a different expression, cracks and "wounds" to make him look more undead (so add some holes to his wings exposing the superstructure beneath and make his cockpit look "shattered" for example), some parts bei8ng wreathed in (removable?) sculpted ethereal flame, etc.

EDIT: A bit like this...

Image

Obviosuly not to quite such an extent, but you get the idea.
That's more "zombie" Starscream than "ghost" Starscream. ;)

True, though sometimes ghosts are portrayed as fairly decayed/zombie-like. It'd also potentially work for a "semi-physical" version of the Spectral Screamer, as if his physical body was only just held together through Unicron's power and Starscream's sheer bloody-mindedness. Plus, Starscream I can imagine wanting to scare the armour plating off of anyone he comes across.
Re: Hasbro / Takara Comparison Charts for Bumblebee, Slugslinger, Perceptor and Octane (1896014)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on July 11th, 2017 @ 3:12pm CDT
kurthy wrote:
LG56 Perceptor (with Shuffler weapon)


Shouldn't that say Ramhorn weapon?


Yeah, no kidding. You can clearly see the rhino mode in the photos even.

Randomhero wrote:
Rated X wrote:Heres hoping Renderform goes back to his previous success and starts making bumper and hubcap heads for Hasbro bumblebee. And while hes at it do Cliffjumper heads for Chase. Its not like there gonna do all 6 Throttlebots in different unique molds so f**k it.



It took 3 years to get the three insecticons and with TR brawn 11 years to compelete the entire 84 roster in classics form. Patience is a virtue


The '84 roster's only technically complete at that. We're still waiting on a cartoon-scale matched set (the Seekers are a size class too small, Huffer's too small, CJ's too big..), Optimus' trailer, a better Ratchet and Ironhide, and a non-lazy Sunstreaker.

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