New In Hand Images of Takara Transformers Legends LG-57 Octane, LG-54 Bumblebee, and LG-56 Perceptor

New In Hand Images of Takara Transformers Legends LG-57 Octane, LG-54 Bumblebee, and LG-56 Perceptor

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While Titans Return is all but over in the United States, it's Japanese counterpart, Takara Tomy's Tranformers Legends line, is still in full swing! The latest wave is starting to trickle on to store shelves, which means there's quite a few new In-game images to cover! All coming from the Hong Kong Transformers Facebook group, there are new images of all the most recent releases: LG-57 Octane with Ghost Starscream, LG-54 Bumblebee with Spike, and LG-56 Perceptor with Ramhorn. The photos all showcase the new figures nicely, and they help illustrate the diffe rences in deco (and sometimes molding). They also show how the Spike headmaster that comes with LG-54 Bumblebee looks on Cerebros! Check all the photos out below!
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Re: New In Hand Images of Takara Transformers Legends LG-57 Octane, LG-54 Bumblebee, and LG-56 Perceptor (1927993)
Posted by Hydrargyrus on December 24th, 2017 @ 1:47pm CST
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Weapons aren’t about why; they’re about why not!
Re: New In Hand Images of Takara Transformers Legends LG-57 Octane, LG-54 Bumblebee, and LG-56 Perceptor (1928021)
Posted by Moonshot on December 24th, 2017 @ 7:22pm CST
MagicDeath wrote:Image
Weapons aren’t about why; they’re about why not!


Thats good stuff, lol. Happy to see in-hand shots of Octane and Perceptor. Should mean they ship soon.
Re: New In Hand Images of Takara Transformers Legends LG-57 Octane, LG-54 Bumblebee, and LG-56 Perceptor (1928022)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 24th, 2017 @ 7:26pm CST
Check it out, Spike's Cerebros head (which is a new face mold different from Hasbro Emissary's Cerebros head) has been color-matched to Takara Fortress's body.
Re: New In Hand Images of Takara Transformers Legends LG-57 Octane, LG-54 Bumblebee, and LG-56 Perceptor (1928023)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on December 24th, 2017 @ 7:47pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Check it out, Spike's Cerebros head (which is a new face mold different from Hasbro Emissary's Cerebros head) has been color-matched to Takara Fortress's body.


I would honestly expect nothing less from Takara.
Re: New In Hand Images of Takara Transformers Legends LG-57 Octane, LG-54 Bumblebee, and LG-56 Perceptor (1928027)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 24th, 2017 @ 7:58pm CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Check it out, Spike's Cerebros head (which is a new face mold different from Hasbro Emissary's Cerebros head) has been color-matched to Takara Fortress's body.


I would honestly expect nothing less from Takara.
Consequently, it also reduces any chances of Takara ever doing any kind of release of a Rebirth-accurate redeco of Fortress as Cerebros.
Re: New In Hand Images of Takara Transformers Legends LG-57 Octane, LG-54 Bumblebee, and LG-56 Perceptor (1928043)
Posted by Emerje on December 25th, 2017 @ 12:20am CST
Tyrannacon wrote:Also, anybody notice the two Predacon Beast Wars stickers there too? They are for the Titan Master or rather Headmaster here.


Pretty sure they're too big to go on the Headmaster. Since the Headmaster is Beast Megatron that would make this his Transtector, effectively making this Beast Megatron as a tank rather than G2 Megatron if you so choose, hence the stickers. The sticker sheet also says right on it to basically stick them wherever you want.

Emerje
Re: New In Hand Images of Takara Transformers Legends LG-57 Octane, LG-54 Bumblebee, and LG-56 Perceptor (1928225)
Posted by Cyberpath on December 26th, 2017 @ 11:59am CST
And finally -- Sixshot. Probably the one I was least excited about when I had pre-ordered the last batch. Maybe because he was the most expensive of the lot and appeared in only one scene, and he's basically just a gimmick -- i.e. his alt modes aren't "real" proper things, most of it is just his limbs arranged in different configurations.. wheels forward, wheels backwards, forearms to the side, to the back etc. But somehow, he turned out to be the most exciting in-hand!

I've had the original for years, it feels so refreshing and a little weird to finally have basically the same thing with proper articulation (the original was a BRICKKKK) and two guns (my G1 was missing a gun.) Although they look somewhat puny, the ones in the boxart look so much better. (Does anyone know where I can download free printable files for Transformers? Can even be generic guns/blades that fit the standard holes.)

As a Leader Class he towers all the Deluxes which suits me, because he was a Skyfire-type of giant in his one scene in Rebirth. And he fits pretty well with Ultra Magnus if I want Headmasters continuity.

I love that the Headmaster gimmick is optional here, wish that was the case with the Targetmasters. Although his Titan Master being a mini version of himself is kinda cute. (Didn't mention it before, but Misfire's TM also has nice paint.) Too bad he doesn't come with a miniature version of his gun-mode. And speaking of his gun-mode... I know they try to pass it off as a "submarine" but if you collapse the legs there's actually a trigger! (see one of the images.)

My favourite part of his transformation is how the chest-wing things are stored in his torso. Love the silver paint on his wings, hope the paint doesn't come off. So nice! (btw, do you think unpainted white plastic is still prone to yellowing?)



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Surrender, Sixshot! The magnetic device I've placed on your chest will atomize you if you try to remove it without the proper pass-code -- which only I know.



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You'll need a computer on par with Teletraan II working for days to crack the code! You may possess the superior firepower, but I possess the superior intellect. You're done.



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Oh, this device you mean?



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How?!?



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Foolish Brainstorm, a true wise bot never underestimates his adversary. My mind is literally a super computer --



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-- how else do you think I can keep up with six different forms --



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-- without tripping on my own feet?



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Also, my sophisticated brain allows me to calculate the probabilities of your attacks and evade them --



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-- and at the same time, strike you down --



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-- with a speed that beggar description!



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Poor little Brainstorm.. you won't be "brainstorming" ever again!
Re: New In Hand Images of Takara Transformers Legends LG-57 Octane, LG-54 Bumblebee, and LG-56 Perceptor (1928232)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 26th, 2017 @ 12:08pm CST
That Megatron rules sticker.... Oh man, I am even more stoked for him now!!!
Re: New In Hand Images of Takara Transformers Legends LG-57 Octane, LG-54 Bumblebee, and LG-56 Perceptor (1928268)
Posted by Va'al on December 26th, 2017 @ 2:19pm CST
Cyberpath wrote:Image
-- with a speed that beggar description!


Your submarine is upside-down. [-(
Re: New In Hand Images of Takara Transformers Legends LG-57 Octane, LG-54 Bumblebee, and LG-56 Perceptor (1928303)
Posted by Ironhidensh on December 26th, 2017 @ 6:54pm CST
Va'al wrote:
Cyberpath wrote:Image
-- with a speed that beggar description!


Your submarine is upside-down. [-(


Its because he was inverted.
Re: New In Hand Images of Takara Transformers Legends LG-57 Octane, LG-54 Bumblebee, and LG-56 Perceptor (1928309)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 26th, 2017 @ 7:50pm CST
Cyberpath wrote:And finally -- Sixshot. Probably the one I was least excited about when I had pre-ordered the last batch. Maybe because he was the most expensive of the lot and appeared in only one scene, and he's basically just a gimmick -- i.e. his alt modes aren't "real" proper things, most of it is just his limbs arranged in different configurations.. wheels forward, wheels backwards, forearms to the side, to the back etc. But somehow, he turned out to be the most exciting in-hand!

I've had the original for years, it feels so refreshing and a little weird to finally have basically the same thing with proper articulation (the original was a BRICKKKK) and two guns (my G1 was missing a gun.) Although they look somewhat puny, the ones in the boxart look so much better. (Does anyone know where I can download free printable files for Transformers? Can even be generic guns/blades that fit the standard holes.)

As a Leader Class he towers all the Deluxes which suits me, because he was a Skyfire-type of giant in his one scene in Rebirth. And he fits pretty well with Ultra Magnus if I want Headmasters continuity.

I love that the Headmaster gimmick is optional here, wish that was the case with the Targetmasters. Although his Titan Master being a mini version of himself is kinda cute. (Didn't mention it before, but Misfire's TM also has nice paint.) Too bad he doesn't come with a miniature version of his gun-mode. And speaking of his gun-mode... I know they try to pass it off as a "submarine" but if you collapse the legs there's actually a trigger! (see one of the images.)

My favourite part of his transformation is how the chest-wing things are stored in his torso. Love the silver paint on his wings, hope the paint doesn't come off. So nice! (btw, do you think unpainted white plastic is still prone to yellowing?)



Image
Surrender, Sixshot! The magnetic device I've placed on your chest will atomize you if you try to remove it without the proper pass-code -- which only I know.



Image
You'll need a computer on par with Teletraan II working for days to crack the code! You may possess the superior firepower, but I possess the superior intellect. You're done.



Image
Oh, this device you mean?



Image
How?!?



Image
Foolish Brainstorm, a true wise bot never underestimates his adversary. My mind is literally a super computer --



Image
-- how else do you think I can keep up with six different forms --



Image
-- without tripping on my own feet?



Image
Also, my sophisticated brain allows me to calculate the probabilities of your attacks and evade them --



Image
-- and at the same time, strike you down --



Image
-- with a speed that beggar description!



Image
Poor little Brainstorm.. you won't be "brainstorming" ever again!


The yellowing is always a hit and miss. It's great you are now enjoying his royal awesomeness that is the Takara Sixshot. And the added knee stubs. The headmaster is unpainted this time compared the Hb which is all the good to avoid paint chipping. For me, the face and the added paint apps enhanced all those details on his robot back really did the base mold justice. :x

Also, the entire package of Takara's last Legends release for 2017 will be costing me at US$120 damage(Spike in his Excel Suit and his interactivity as Cerebros.......how Sakamoto is going to shoe horn this given that the Headmasters from Nebulos also made an appearance in the Legends Universe will sure be a stretch)
Re: New In Hand Images of Takara Transformers Legends LG-57 Octane, LG-54 Bumblebee, and LG-56 Perceptor (1928410)
Posted by Cyberpath on December 27th, 2017 @ 1:32pm CST
Just realised something -- you can transform LG52 Misfire without detaching his head! And the Titan Master legs can even function as landing gear! Since he has none.

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Can't be done with Triggerhappy because he has a more "sophisticated" transformation than Misifre.
Re: New In Hand Images of Takara Transformers Legends LG-57 Octane, LG-54 Bumblebee, and LG-56 Perceptor (1928466)
Posted by Emerje on December 27th, 2017 @ 9:40pm CST
Cyberpath wrote:Image

Worst. Gerwalk. EVER! :lol:

Emerje
Re: New In Hand Images of Takara Transformers Legends LG-57 Octane, LG-54 Bumblebee, and LG-56 Perceptor (1928698)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 29th, 2017 @ 1:35am CST
For those concerned over the morals of the Tf buying customers ( i.e. Sakamato's use of a lot of battle damage scenes for the female protagonists in the Legends universe manga), either Takara has more faith in the maturity of the 15 years up target demographic than the gaijins give them credit for. (see attached image)

So kiddies, don't gift them kids below 15 this product or there'll be heck to pay.....Primus is watching!
Re: New In Hand Images of Takara Transformers Legends LG-57 Octane, LG-54 Bumblebee, and LG-56 Perceptor (1928713)
Posted by Cyberpath on December 29th, 2017 @ 7:09am CST
Cyberpath wrote:And he fits pretty well with Ultra Magnus if I want Headmasters continuity.


Image


(Current desk exhibit.)
Re: New In Hand Images of Takara Transformers Legends LG-57 Octane, LG-54 Bumblebee, and LG-56 Perceptor (1928739)
Posted by Cyberpath on December 29th, 2017 @ 9:46am CST


Nice. Too bad you need to get the whole FortMax set for that "Cerebros" transtector...
Re: New In Hand Images of Takara Transformers Legends LG-57 Octane, LG-54 Bumblebee, and LG-56 Perceptor (1928765)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on December 29th, 2017 @ 1:22pm CST
fenrir72 wrote:For those concerned over the morals of the Tf buying customers ( i.e. Sakamato's use of a lot of battle damage scenes for the female protagonists in the Legends universe manga), either Takara has more faith in the maturity of the 15 years up target demographic than the gaijins give them credit for. (see attached image)

So kiddies, don't gift them kids below 15 this product or there'll be heck to pay.....Primus is watching!


I don't think the hubbub over the "fan service" in the Legends manga is only out of concern for any children who might be reading (though, that's still a good reason itself). It's exploitative of women in general, and tolerance for this kind of stuff is at an all time low in American culture right now. Yes, I know that the Legends managa are written for a Japanese audience, and their tastes and tolerances may be different, but western fans are being exposed to this too, regardless of authorial intention. There is going to be backlash, even when adjusting for cultural considerations and context. Just understand that this is simply not the kind of stuff a lot of people appreciate right now, even if they're only "accidentally" being exposed to it.
Re: New In Hand Images of Takara Transformers Legends LG-57 Octane, LG-54 Bumblebee, and LG-56 Perceptor (1928883)
Posted by william-james88 on December 30th, 2017 @ 1:29pm CST
Seinbertron's very own Japan corespondant, Matt, has sent us the very first video review of Takara Transformers Legends LG-55 Slugslinger. He does a great job at comparing it to the original toy and showing where some deco choices come from. It is interesting to note that while the Hasbro version (which we also included a review of or those interested in comparing) is usually meant to be more toy accurate, this Takara version does have very important features that the G1 toy had which the Hasbro version does not include such as the silver paint on the chest and the inclusion of a Target Master.
This review covers everything regarding this toy like the comic and the box, which states that the toy is for and audience of 15 and over (something your fellow news editor had not realized until now).

Enjoy!



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And here is a comparison with the Hasbro version.

Re: New In Hand Images of Takara Transformers Legends LG-57 Octane, LG-54 Bumblebee, and LG-56 Perceptor (1928976)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on December 30th, 2017 @ 9:02pm CST
Here's Legends Slugslinger side by side with the TR figure:

Re: New In Hand Images of Takara Transformers Legends LG-57 Octane, LG-54 Bumblebee, and LG-56 Perceptor (1928987)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 30th, 2017 @ 10:43pm CST
william-james88 wrote:It is interesting to note that while the Hasbro version (which we also included a review of or those interested in comparing) is usually meant to be more toy accurate, this Takara version does have very important features that the G1 toy had which the Hasbro version does not include such as the silver paint on the chest and the inclusion of a Target Master.
To be a little fair, the Japanese cartoon deco of Slugslinger from The Headmaster did feature more toy-accurate details than Slugslinger's American cartoon model from The Rebirth had, so Takara's going by Headmasters cartoon-accuracy in turn resulted in some toy-accuracy at the same time, which was also the case for a lot of these Headmaster-accurate Legends figures since the Japanese cartoon models in general were largely more toy-accurate than the Rebirth models were. ;)^

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