Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon

Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon

Sunday, April 9th, 2017 10:34am CDT

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Via Takara Tomy Mall, we have our first look at official images of the upcoming Legends series releases LG-44 Sharkticon with Sweep, LG-45 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, and LG-46 Targetmaster Char (better known as Kup to the Western world). These are set for release in September to help you build your ranks of Sharkticons, or relive memories of 1987 and your old Targetmaster Hot Rod with Firebolt or Targetmaster Kup with Recoil. We've mirrored the images from Takara Tomy Mall below for you to enjoy.

Transformers News: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon

Transformers News: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon

Transformers News: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon

Transformers News: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon

Transformers News: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon

Transformers News: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon

Transformers News: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon

Transformers News: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon

Transformers News: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon

Transformers News: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon

Transformers News: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon

Transformers News: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon

Transformers News: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon

Transformers News: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon

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Re: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon (1873030)
Posted by Kurona on April 9th, 2017 @ 10:36am CDT
Hot Rod what did they do to you... and why is Kup grey...?

THOSE NEW TARGETMASTERS THO. MMMMM.
Re: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon (1873032)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on April 9th, 2017 @ 10:38am CDT
...well.

...guess I'll be getting both versions then.

Oh Primus, what are they gonna do to Triggerhappy?! :michaelbay:
Re: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon (1873033)
Posted by ScottyP on April 9th, 2017 @ 10:39am CDT
Kurona wrote:Hot Rod what did they do to you...
Made him edgy
Re: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon (1873034)
Posted by Randomhero on April 9th, 2017 @ 10:47am CDT
Sigma Magnus wrote:...well.

...guess I'll be getting both versions then.

Oh Primus, what are they gonna do to Triggerhappy?! :michaelbay:



Yeah...same here. He's not magenta but he still looks good. Also it looks like hiding the engine doesn't push his chest in all the way.maybe it's just the angle

Edit: oh they completely reboot led his chest losing the waist detail. That's...kinda lame. Well I got 5 months to decide I guess.
Re: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon (1873035)
Posted by Bronzewolf on April 9th, 2017 @ 10:47am CDT
Okay, so Tak Kup blows Hasbro kup out of the water. That mold looks and works so much better here. However, why the hell can't we just get a blue Kup, with a blue head, that actually looks like Kup?! After saying no to the previous generations one, and banking on this, I'm fairly disappointed.
Re: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon (1873036)
Posted by Terrsolpix on April 9th, 2017 @ 10:48am CDT
I find it ironic that that Rodimus was the last wave 3 deluxe I got, and after all the searching, he shows up on troves in stores and now Takara has a target master version....... why must everything good be available this month?!?!? I seriously can't get anything else after the chaos on velocitron box.' :BOOM:
Re: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon (1873038)
Posted by Randomhero on April 9th, 2017 @ 10:53am CDT
Bronzewolf wrote:Okay, so Tak Kup blows Hasbro kup out of the water. That mold looks and works so much better here. However, why the hell can't we just get a blue Kup, with a blue head, that actually looks like Kup?! After saying no to the previous generations one, and banking on this, I'm fairly disappointed.



It certainly is an odd choice. On the bright side he has an all new head and arms.
Re: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon (1873039)
Posted by steals_your_goats on April 9th, 2017 @ 10:53am CDT
Oh wow these are gorgeous. Kup has retooled arms along with the face. Love the little Warrio stache on the sweep head. Those targetmasters are really cool too. Now I just have to decide what to do with my Hasbro hotrod.
Re: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon (1873040)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on April 9th, 2017 @ 10:56am CDT
I may get them just for the targetmasters..
Re: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon (1873041)
Posted by Randomhero on April 9th, 2017 @ 10:57am CDT
Image

Maybe?

I mean he did show up grey in some episodes.
Re: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon (1873042)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on April 9th, 2017 @ 11:03am CDT
Sigma Magnus wrote:
Oh Primus, what are they gonna do to Triggerhappy?! :michaelbay:

it worries me.
looks like its time to put triggerhappy and hot rod up on ebay sometime before september.
wonder why they didnt do it with blurr and scourge.

will be waiting to see what slugslinger and misfire look like.
dang you takara
Re: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon (1873045)
Posted by Randomhero on April 9th, 2017 @ 11:05am CDT
Bumblebee21 wrote:
Sigma Magnus wrote:
Oh Primus, what are they gonna do to Triggerhappy?! :michaelbay:

it worries me.
looks like its time to put triggerhappy and hot rod up on ebay sometime before september.
wonder why they didnt do it with blurr and scourge.

will be waiting to see what slugslinger and misfire look like.
dang you takara



They didn't do it to blurr because they probably didn't plan on it till way after they did Blurr.
Re: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon (1873046)
Posted by Kurona on April 9th, 2017 @ 11:07am CDT
Bumblebee21 wrote:
Sigma Magnus wrote:
Oh Primus, what are they gonna do to Triggerhappy?! :michaelbay:

it worries me.
looks like its time to put triggerhappy and hot rod up on ebay sometime before september.
wonder why they didnt do it with blurr and scourge.

will be waiting to see what slugslinger and misfire look like.
dang you takara

Simple - Hot Rod, Kup, Blurr, Scourge and Cyclonus were not released as Targetmasters in Japan. However, Hot Rod and Kup later got a re-issue in Japan that included their American Targetmasters - so those two have precedence for this while the other three do not. We can fully expect to see Targetmasters for Triggerhappy, Misfire and Slugslinger I think :)
Re: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon (1873047)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on April 9th, 2017 @ 11:07am CDT
Randomhero wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:
Sigma Magnus wrote:
Oh Primus, what are they gonna do to Triggerhappy?! :michaelbay:

it worries me.
looks like its time to put triggerhappy and hot rod up on ebay sometime before september.
wonder why they didnt do it with blurr and scourge.

will be waiting to see what slugslinger and misfire look like.
dang you takara



They didn't do it to blurr because they probably didn't plan on it till way after they did Blurr.

yeah i guess.

are they up for preorder on any japanese sites
Re: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon (1873048)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on April 9th, 2017 @ 11:08am CDT
When I first saw the kup mold I thought it looked like a piece of shit, especially in the weird toilet cleaner blue. The dark grey though it's not really kups colors but i guess its good. Yeah it's good. Pretty Damn good.

Also I love the WaLuigi Sweep.

wa
Re: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon (1873049)
Posted by ebonyleopard on April 9th, 2017 @ 11:10am CDT
It's not Hot Rod. If you look at the color scheme, Takara has pretty much turned Hot Rod into Rodimus Prime.His colors match perfectly with Rodimus Prime, minus the trailer attachment of course.

I'm assuming these colors schemes best match the Japanese Headmasters series, not the US G1 series, that's why Kup is grey. So neither version is giving you a G1 animated series color scheme, you're either getting a G1 toy homage, or a Japanese Headmasters homage. :KREMZEEK:
Re: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon (1873052)
Posted by Randomhero on April 9th, 2017 @ 11:19am CDT
Ebonyleopard wrote:It's not Hot Rod. If you look at the color scheme, Takara has pretty much turned Hot Rod into Rodimus Prime.His colors match perfectly with Rodimus Prime, minus the trailer attachment of course.

I'm assuming these colors schemes best match the Japanese Headmasters series, not the US G1 series, that's why Kup is grey. So neither version is giving you a G1 animated series color scheme, you're either getting a G1 toy homage, or a Japanese Headmasters homage. :KREMZEEK:



He was teal in headmasters. He wasn't ever grey in the headmasters show.

Image
Re: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon (1873053)
Posted by Emerje on April 9th, 2017 @ 11:24am CDT
Well that was unexpected. Not only do they get actual Targetmasters, but they also got retooled as well. I suppose that makes them worthy of a repurchase. Not a big fan of Hot Rod's new chest that doesn't seem to sit right in car mode and gold leaf flames or Kup being gray for some reason (another case of the design team using the wrong screen cap for source material). And to think, people swore that if Targetmasters were done in this line they wouldn't also be Headmasters.

Now I'm a little sour that Ginrai didn't get a proper engine mode. This does add credit to the theory that Overlord will be retooled to be as tall as Super Ginrai, though, if they're willing to go this far with Deluxe figures.

Emerje
Re: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon (1873054)
Posted by Kurona on April 9th, 2017 @ 11:26am CDT
I don't think that's a new chest piece on Rodimus. It just seems to be that the front of the bumper you're supposed to fold under the chest on Hot Rod is not folded under here.
Re: Images of Takara Tomy Legends Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, Targetmaster Char, and Sharkticon (1873055)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on April 9th, 2017 @ 11:28am CDT
Kurona wrote:I don't think that's a new chest piece on Rodimus. It just seems to be that the front of the bumper you're supposed to fold under the chest on Hot Rod is not folded under here.

Looking closely, it seems like they removed that joint...

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