More In-Hand Images & Comparisons of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus

Transformers News: More In-Hand Images & Comparisons of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus

Saturday, March 31st, 2018 3:40AM CDT

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Still thanks to users in the Hobbymizer Facebook group, much like the previous story we posted on the topic here, we have some further in-hand images of the recently released Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus set, including Grand, the sword accessory, and decals and stickers.

Thanks to Oscar Fung, Ip Kei Tsun, and Chan Wei Choy Mario, we have images of the set by itself, the box, packaging, and - most interestingly - comparisons with the original toy from the late 1980s. Check them all out below, and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub!

Transformers News: More In-Hand Images & Comparisons of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus

Transformers News: More In-Hand Images & Comparisons of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus

Transformers News: More In-Hand Images & Comparisons of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus

Transformers News: More In-Hand Images & Comparisons of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus

Transformers News: More In-Hand Images & Comparisons of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus

Transformers News: More In-Hand Images & Comparisons of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus

Transformers News: More In-Hand Images & Comparisons of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus

Transformers News: More In-Hand Images & Comparisons of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus

Transformers News: More In-Hand Images & Comparisons of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus
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Re: More In-Hand Images & Comparisons of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus (1949522)
Posted by Blitzwing is bae on March 31st, 2018 @ 10:19am CDT
Yes please!!!! :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D
Re: More In-Hand Images & Comparisons of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus (1950331)
Posted by william-james88 on April 2nd, 2018 @ 10:17pm CDT
Fellow Seibertronian Chuckdawg1999 has some nice new reviews for us. His latest video review features LG65 Twin Twist & LG66 Topspin and their Target Masters as they are being compared to their Hasbro counterparts. As far as we know, these are the last toys to have differences between the Hasbro and Takara versions, for now. And the differences are not just the paint apps, but also the inclusion of Target Masters, and the loss of other accessories.
Due to Hasbro's Twin Twist being very hard to come by for many Americans, going the Takara route for this toy is being considered more than usual so hopefuly this review helps you choose which version to get.

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Topspin and Twintwist are made from arguably the best mold from the Titans Return/Legends line. The Legends version give a more classic paint scheme while adding the bonus of Targetmasters. While there's nothing overly new to recommend the Takara version over the Hasbro releases if you like what you see they're a solid pick up.


Re: More In-Hand Images & Comparisons of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus (1950435)
Posted by DeathReviews on April 3rd, 2018 @ 4:52pm CDT
TR Twin Twist never turned up near my realm. What a burn. Still no sign of the Wave2 PotP figures either - even though there have been dozens of sightings everywhere else. Hasbro's distribution network remains as predictably UNpredictable as ever.
Re: More In-Hand Images & Comparisons of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus (1950471)
Posted by Randomhero on April 3rd, 2018 @ 10:18pm CDT
DeathReviews wrote:TR Twin Twist never turned up near my realm. What a burn. Still no sign of the Wave2 PotP figures either - even though there have been dozens of sightings everywhere else. Hasbro's distribution network remains as predictably UNpredictable as ever.


Hasbro does not auto distribute their products. The store order the product themselves. Stop blaming Hasbro because your areas don’t order stuff.
Re: More In-Hand Images & Comparisons of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus (1950473)
Posted by fenrir72 on April 3rd, 2018 @ 10:25pm CDT
Randomhero wrote:
DeathReviews wrote:TR Twin Twist never turned up near my realm. What a burn. Still no sign of the Wave2 PotP figures either - even though there have been dozens of sightings everywhere else. Hasbro's distribution network remains as predictably UNpredictable as ever.


Hasbro does not auto distribute their products. The store order the product themselves. Stop blaming Hasbro because your areas don’t order stuff.


How come Malaysia got like a zillion TR (Walgreens exclusive(?) supposedly)Brainstorm? Yet it was like a beetch to find them in stores if at all?

The situation may be different in the mainland USA but in other countries, case lots have a certain number of specific figures per box. I saw these HB boxes being opened post delivery to specialty shops and mainline stores like TRU ( heck back in 2002, during RID, there wasn't a single FireConvoy in site in all 3 TRUs in Singapore (only Megs) so there is some issues with Hb's distribution system whether you like it or not.

Even with regards to specialty shops (not online), it was like a pain for them to order TFA Arcee for them, who order direct from Hasbro. They were ordering a specific item and still could not get her.

Hence, I get my plastic crack from online Amiami etc.
Re: More In-Hand Images & Comparisons of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus (1950483)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 3rd, 2018 @ 11:42pm CDT
I got my penultimate delivery of Transformers Legends figures from TFSource yesterday. I opened up Seaspray, Topspin, and Twin Twist tonight. I agree with Chuckdawg: the colors on Takara's versions of the Jumpstarters really do pop a lot better than the Hasbro versions. Their Targetmasters are standing alone on my shelves until I can find them proper stand-ins for Pointblank and Sureshot. In the meantime, I've given the Takara Jumpstarters their Hasbro counterparts' guns. They still work well, being mostly silver paint. The white plastics match better on Twin Twist than the blues do on Topspin, though. It's not really a big deal to me. What IS a big deal, though, is that my Topspin has two left feet, so I'm hoping TFSource will exchange it for a correctly assembled sample.

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Re: More In-Hand Images & Comparisons of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus (1950799)
Posted by Emerje on April 4th, 2018 @ 10:21pm CDT
Randomhero wrote:
DeathReviews wrote:TR Twin Twist never turned up near my realm. What a burn. Still no sign of the Wave2 PotP figures either - even though there have been dozens of sightings everywhere else. Hasbro's distribution network remains as predictably UNpredictable as ever.


Hasbro does not auto distribute their products. The store order the product themselves. Stop blaming Hasbro because your areas don’t order stuff.

True, but they can only order what Hasbro has available to ship and it's a well known fact that TR Deluxe wave 5 and some parts of the TLK and RID lines are practically non-existant in most/all of the US at B&M retail and exceedingly scarce online with major retailers like TRU and even Hasbro's own HTS not even stocking them. Some things really are Hasbro's fault as they're readily available in ample numbers in other parts of the world including Canada.

Emerje
Re: More In-Hand Images & Comparisons of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus (1950808)
Posted by william-james88 on April 4th, 2018 @ 11:16pm CDT
Emerje wrote: they're readily available in ample numbers in other parts of the world including Canada.

Emerje


Hells yeah!

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Re: More In-Hand Images & Comparisons of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus (1951293)
Posted by Relic0037 on April 6th, 2018 @ 7:23pm CDT
How great has the Legends Line been the past few years (as well as Hasbro's offerings)? Maybe you start to notice when your Masterforce & Victory shelves start to fill up.
Re: More In-Hand Images & Comparisons of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus (1951380)
Posted by Va'al on April 7th, 2018 @ 8:23am CDT
Fellow Seibertronian MemphisR56 has reached out to us on staff to share a series of images of the latest offering in the Takara Tomy Transformers Legends line exclusives - LG-EX Greatshot! Using the same mold as both leader class Sixshot (from Titans Return) and Quickswitch (from the box set Chaos on Velocitron), except a beast mode head retool and the chest in robot mode featuring wings, plus the helmet additions for the horns, Greatshot also has a new paint scheme, and the three six changers are all compared and shown off in all modes in the images below. Take a look, and share your thoughts in the Energon Pub!

Miraculous how visually distinct these 3 are despite only minor retoolings between each. Fun fact, greatshot's newly tooled fold-away horns make him the only one who can't achieve all of his modes without removing the headmaster.


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Re: More In-Hand Images & Comparisons of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus (1951384)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on April 7th, 2018 @ 8:43am CDT
I don't like the figure at all (ok I'm not a fan of the mold to begin with and this retool and colour sceheme is everything I dislike about Japanese Generation 1 designs) but I kinda admire the patience and effort that went into taking all the photographs having to transform all three figures into multiple modes. :P
Re: More In-Hand Images & Comparisons of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus (1951400)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 7th, 2018 @ 11:37am CDT
Dangit TFsource, get the stupid guy in stock!!
Re: More In-Hand Images & Comparisons of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus (1951417)
Posted by DMSL on April 7th, 2018 @ 12:49pm CDT
I like Sixshot and i like Greatshot. I have the Takara versions of both and i can't wait to open Greatshot.
Re: More In-Hand Images & Comparisons of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus (1951447)
Posted by Relic0037 on April 7th, 2018 @ 2:47pm CDT
I would do a photo comparison between Takara Fortress Maximus & Grand Maximus, but they are pretty much the exact same figure in different color schemes (especially since we didn't get the bonus accessory). Plus I still need to apply Grand's stickers.
Re: More In-Hand Images & Comparisons of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus (1951463)
Posted by Flashwave on April 7th, 2018 @ 3:46pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Dangit TFsource, get the stupid guy in stock!!

Bbts is draggging their heels too...
Re: More In-Hand Images & Comparisons of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus (1951566)
Posted by Steponahen Day on April 8th, 2018 @ 12:43am CDT
Flashwave wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Dangit TFsource, get the stupid guy in stock!!

Bbts is draggging their heels too...


Hes is unfortunately a Takara Tomy Mall exclusive figure, may not find him at TFaource or bbts
Re: More In-Hand Images & Comparisons of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus (1951581)
Posted by MemphisR56 on April 8th, 2018 @ 4:19am CDT
Dreadicus wrote:
Flashwave wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Dangit TFsource, get the stupid guy in stock!!

Bbts is draggging their heels too...


Hes is unfortunately a Takara Tomy Mall exclusive figure, may not find him at TFaource or bbts

Mine came from Kapow toys, he arrived d way faster than i expected too, so i wouldn't be surprised if he takes a while yet

Carnivius_Prime wrote:I don't like the figure at all (ok I'm not a fan of the mold to begin with and this retool and colour sceheme is everything I dislike about Japanese Generation 1 designs) but I kinda admire the patience and effort that went into taking all the photographs having to transform all three figures into multiple modes. :P


Thanks for the tip of the hat. It did take like an hour to get all 3 in all 6 modes :lol:
Re: More In-Hand Images & Comparisons of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus (1951584)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 8th, 2018 @ 4:35am CDT
MemphisR56 wrote:
Dreadicus wrote:
Flashwave wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Dangit TFsource, get the stupid guy in stock!!

Bbts is draggging their heels too...


Hes is unfortunately a Takara Tomy Mall exclusive figure, may not find him at TFaource or bbts

Mine came from Kapow toys, he arrived d way faster than i expected too, so i wouldn't be surprised if he takes a while yet

Carnivius_Prime wrote:I don't like the figure at all (ok I'm not a fan of the mold to begin with and this retool and colour sceheme is everything I dislike about Japanese Generation 1 designs) but I kinda admire the patience and effort that went into taking all the photographs having to transform all three figures into multiple modes. :P


Thanks for the tip of the hat. It did take like an hour to get all 3 in all 6 modes :lol:

You say it took an hour, but, was it a fun hour? ;-)
Re: More In-Hand Images & Comparisons of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus (1951595)
Posted by MemphisR56 on April 8th, 2018 @ 5:03am CDT
Yes. >_>


My son's in hospital, so honestly, i just enjoyed having some time to take my mind off of things.
Re: More In-Hand Images & Comparisons of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus (1951606)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on April 8th, 2018 @ 6:16am CDT
MemphisR56 wrote:Yes. >_>


My son's in hospital, so honestly, i just enjoyed having some time to take my mind off of things.


Ah heck, I hope your son gets well really soon.

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