New Online Manga for LG-EX Grotess (Grotusque) & Repug (Repugnus)

New Online Manga for LG-EX Grotess (Grotusque) & Repug (Repugnus)

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 7:32pm CDT

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Thanks to Seibertronian Sabrblade, we have news that a new chapter of the Takara Legends Manga is now available, in PDF form on TakaraTomyMall, featuring the Monsterbots! The Manga is 5 pages long and shows off the Monsterbots, most prominently Grotess (Grotusque) & Repug (Repugnus), as they are the figures intended to be sold with this comic. The comic features plenty of battle beasts, and even includes some characters such as Bumblebee and Jetfire, along with some Headmasters. The comic also shows off some fun reimaginings of toys we got as new characters or characters we were rumored to get but never did, like Toraizer.

Check out the Mange below, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!

Transformers News: New Online Manga for LG-EX Grotess (Grotusque) & Repug (Repugnus)

Transformers News: New Online Manga for LG-EX Grotess (Grotusque) & Repug (Repugnus)

Transformers News: New Online Manga for LG-EX Grotess (Grotusque) & Repug (Repugnus)

Transformers News: New Online Manga for LG-EX Grotess (Grotusque) & Repug (Repugnus)

Transformers News: New Online Manga for LG-EX Grotess (Grotusque) & Repug (Repugnus)

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Re: New Online Manga for LG-EX Grotess (Grotusque) & Repug (Repugnus) (1982503)
Posted by no-one on September 5th, 2018 @ 8:07pm CDT
That comic makes me yern for a Battle Beast reboot!

I forget, does the Tak Repug come with the same Head Master as the Hasbro Repugnus. Basically, just Dastard? The comic makes it seem like a different character. Of course considering I can't read it and I kept going from left to right means I was a little lost.

Well to the Google mobile to search it out.

Edit: found what I was looking for. Just straight re-release.
Re: New Online Manga for LG-EX Grotess (Grotusque) & Repug (Repugnus) (1982509)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 5th, 2018 @ 8:17pm CDT
carytheone wrote:That comic makes me yern for a Battle Beast reboot!

I forget, does the Tak Repug come with the same Head Master as the Hasbro Repugnus. Basically, just Dastard? The comic makes it seem like a different character. Of course considering I can't read it and I kept going from left to right means I was a little lost.

Well to the Google mobile to search it out.
Yes. The head is the same as the Hasbro Dastard version, but the one he uses in this comic is instead the Titan Master version instead of Dastard. Though, Takara is treating Dastard not as himself but instead as the hedgehog Beastformer named, uh, Hedgehog. Likewise, Grotusque's little headmaster Fengul is treated by Takara as the Beastformer named Platinum Tiger.
Re: New Online Manga for LG-EX Grotess (Grotusque) & Repug (Repugnus) (1982510)
Posted by no-one on September 5th, 2018 @ 8:20pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
carytheone wrote:That comic makes me yern for a Battle Beast reboot!

I forget, does the Tak Repug come with the same Head Master as the Hasbro Repugnus. Basically, just Dastard? The comic makes it seem like a different character. Of course considering I can't read it and I kept going from left to right means I was a little lost.

Well to the Google mobile to search it out.
Yes. The head is the same as the Hasbro Dastard version, but the one he uses in this comic is instead the Titan Master version instead of Dastard. Though, Takara is treating Dastard not as himself but instead as the hedgehog Beastformer named, uh, Hedgehog. Likewise, Grotusque's little headmaster Fengul is treated by Takara as the Beastformer named Platinum Tiger.
Ah, cool, thanks.the little purple robot riding in his chest was throwing me.
Re: New Online Manga for LG-EX Grotess (Grotusque) & Repug (Repugnus) (1982511)
Posted by fenrir72 on September 5th, 2018 @ 8:22pm CDT
Repugnus Hb robot head fits well/proportional when combined with the headmaster characer of the Legends line. I performed robotic surgery in other words.

The Head/titanmaster utilizing the animation model style is waaaaaaaay too big /not proportional when used on the Repugnus transtector.
Re: New Online Manga for LG-EX Grotess (Grotusque) & Repug (Repugnus) (1982520)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 5th, 2018 @ 8:40pm CDT
carytheone wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
carytheone wrote:That comic makes me yern for a Battle Beast reboot!

I forget, does the Tak Repug come with the same Head Master as the Hasbro Repugnus. Basically, just Dastard? The comic makes it seem like a different character. Of course considering I can't read it and I kept going from left to right means I was a little lost.

Well to the Google mobile to search it out.
Yes. The head is the same as the Hasbro Dastard version, but the one he uses in this comic is instead the Titan Master version instead of Dastard. Though, Takara is treating Dastard not as himself but instead as the hedgehog Beastformer named, uh, Hedgehog. Likewise, Grotusque's little headmaster Fengul is treated by Takara as the Beastformer named Platinum Tiger.
Ah, cool, thanks.the little purple robot riding in his chest was throwing me.
Oh, no, that purple dude is Toraizer, a non-toy redeco of Lione/Sawback. Hedgehog is the guy wearing Spike's Exosuit on Page 2, riding the Titan Master Vehicle of Repugnus with little Headmaster Repugnus himself.
Re: New Online Manga for LG-EX Grotess (Grotusque) & Repug (Repugnus) (1982542)
Posted by Flashwave on September 5th, 2018 @ 9:44pm CDT
I so want to be excited about all the random cameos, Marissa abd her daughter, the random magic tranforming boat lady tagging along with SeaSpray, the Battle Beasts abd random HeadMasters, but I have no bloody clue whats happening here. And is Grotuaque arguing with his Titan Master dude at one point?
Re: New Online Manga for LG-EX Grotess (Grotusque) & Repug (Repugnus) (1982544)
Posted by Skritz on September 5th, 2018 @ 9:50pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
carytheone wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
carytheone wrote:That comic makes me yern for a Battle Beast reboot!

I forget, does the Tak Repug come with the same Head Master as the Hasbro Repugnus. Basically, just Dastard? The comic makes it seem like a different character. Of course considering I can't read it and I kept going from left to right means I was a little lost.

Well to the Google mobile to search it out.
Yes. The head is the same as the Hasbro Dastard version, but the one he uses in this comic is instead the Titan Master version instead of Dastard. Though, Takara is treating Dastard not as himself but instead as the hedgehog Beastformer named, uh, Hedgehog. Likewise, Grotusque's little headmaster Fengul is treated by Takara as the Beastformer named Platinum Tiger.
Ah, cool, thanks.the little purple robot riding in his chest was throwing me.
Oh, no, that purple dude is Toraizer, a non-toy redeco of Lione/Sawback.


Wasn't he planned for Titans Return but scrapped?
Re: New Online Manga for LG-EX Grotess (Grotusque) & Repug (Repugnus) (1982565)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on September 6th, 2018 @ 12:34am CDT
Skritz wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
carytheone wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
carytheone wrote:That comic makes me yern for a Battle Beast reboot!

I forget, does the Tak Repug come with the same Head Master as the Hasbro Repugnus. Basically, just Dastard? The comic makes it seem like a different character. Of course considering I can't read it and I kept going from left to right means I was a little lost.

Well to the Google mobile to search it out.
Yes. The head is the same as the Hasbro Dastard version, but the one he uses in this comic is instead the Titan Master version instead of Dastard. Though, Takara is treating Dastard not as himself but instead as the hedgehog Beastformer named, uh, Hedgehog. Likewise, Grotusque's little headmaster Fengul is treated by Takara as the Beastformer named Platinum Tiger.
Ah, cool, thanks.the little purple robot riding in his chest was throwing me.
Oh, no, that purple dude is Toraizer, a non-toy redeco of Lione/Sawback.


Wasn't he planned for Titans Return but scrapped?


He was, along with Optimus Primal.

The Monsterbot Titan Masters have always been treated as Battle Beasts in Legends, while the Headmaster Warrior ones have been possessed by the evil Laser Beasts:

Daburu: recast as White Leo aka Pirate Lion
Fengul: recast as Platina Tiger aka Saber Sword Tiger.
Dastard: o no, not yet, Repugnus hasn't been bonded yet. Dastard is modeled after Hedgehog aka Prickly Porcupine, yes, but he is wearing Spike's suit for the time being.

Lione: was possessed by Tigerburn
Toraizer: was possessed by Scope Cougar
Shuffler: turns out he was possessed by Skull Grotess... HAH, Grotess piloting Grotusque, so cheeky :lol:

Another thing: Grotusque can speak while Platina Tiger is outside of Head Mode. That's a first. :shock: He does seem less of a joker now tho...
Re: New Online Manga for LG-EX Grotess (Grotusque) & Repug (Repugnus) (1982585)
Posted by ThunderThruster on September 6th, 2018 @ 4:54am CDT
Flashwave wrote:I so want to be excited about all the random cameos, (1)Marissa abd her daughter, (2)the random magic tranforming boat lady tagging along with SeaSpray, the Battle Beasts abd random HeadMasters, but I have no bloody clue whats happening here.

1) Spotted Marissa, but her daughter? When was she introduced to the franchise?
2) Alana, Seaspray's Tlalakan "girlfriend".

Flashwave wrote:And is Grotuaque arguing with his Titan Master dude at one point?

Certainly looks like it.
Re: New Online Manga for LG-EX Grotess (Grotusque) & Repug (Repugnus) (1982603)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 6th, 2018 @ 8:09am CDT
ThunderThruster wrote:1) Spotted Marissa, but her daughter? When was she introduced to the franchise?
2016, with her first appearance being in the little pack-in comic page that came with Unite Warriors Convoy Grand Prime - https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Sue_Faireborn
Re: New Online Manga for LG-EX Grotess (Grotusque) & Repug (Repugnus) (1982626)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on September 6th, 2018 @ 10:40am CDT
Another cameo I just realized, not of a character, but of a concept: Platina Tiger's "glass shattering" thing is his new dimension warping ability, taken from the Blendtrons in the Beast Wars Neo anime.
Re: New Online Manga for LG-EX Grotess (Grotusque) & Repug (Repugnus) (1982628)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 6th, 2018 @ 10:45am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Another cameo I just realized, not of a character, but of a concept: Platina Tiger's "glass shattering" thing is his new dimension warping ability, taken from the Blendtrons in the Beast Wars Neo anime.
You sure it's not related to his previously being trapped inside the Holography Mirror?
Re: New Online Manga for LG-EX Grotess (Grotusque) & Repug (Repugnus) (1982634)
Posted by Seibertron on September 6th, 2018 @ 11:11am CDT
carytheone wrote:That comic makes me yern for a Battle Beast reboot!


But only if they do the wood/fire/water rubsigns and they're part of the Transformers line and are modern updates to the originals! I did not like the line that Takara did a few years back.
Re: New Online Manga for LG-EX Grotess (Grotusque) & Repug (Repugnus) (1982638)
Posted by no-one on September 6th, 2018 @ 11:18am CDT
Seibertron wrote:
carytheone wrote:That comic makes me yern for a Battle Beast reboot!
But only if they do the wood/fire/water rubsigns and they're part of the Transformers line and are modern updates to the originals! I did not like the line that Takara did a few years back.
YES, Fire/Wood/Water rubsigns all day! I'm ok if they are not part of the TF universe, but if so all the sweeter. I never knew they were related until recently. From what I've seen of the last line, it didn't look up my alley.

I'm thinking just the original line-up, bigger, more articulation, maybe a removable/swap-able/upgrade-able armor gimmick. Could share the same weapon gimmick as Siege. Bring back all of their vehicles/playsets (transformable?).

Ah, it's fun to randomly speculate isn't it :-?
Re: New Online Manga for LG-EX Grotess (Grotusque) & Repug (Repugnus) (1982641)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on September 6th, 2018 @ 11:23am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Another cameo I just realized, not of a character, but of a concept: Platina Tiger's "glass shattering" thing is his new dimension warping ability, taken from the Blendtrons in the Beast Wars Neo anime.
You sure it's not related to his previously being trapped inside the Holography Mirror?


Could be too. Fiction is your niche after all. :)
Re: New Online Manga for LG-EX Grotess (Grotusque) & Repug (Repugnus) (1982643)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 6th, 2018 @ 11:27am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Another cameo I just realized, not of a character, but of a concept: Platina Tiger's "glass shattering" thing is his new dimension warping ability, taken from the Blendtrons in the Beast Wars Neo anime.
You sure it's not related to his previously being trapped inside the Holography Mirror?


Could be too. Fiction is your niche after all. :)
At this point, I'm still just waiting for the Wiki to get a summary up so we can finally learn exactly what's going on in this.
Re: New Online Manga for LG-EX Grotess (Grotusque) & Repug (Repugnus) (1982693)
Posted by ThunderThruster on September 6th, 2018 @ 3:42pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
ThunderThruster wrote:1) Spotted Marissa, but her daughter? When was she introduced to the franchise?
2016, with her first appearance being in the little pack-in comic page that came with Unite Warriors Convoy Grand Prime - https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Sue_Faireborn

Thanks for the info Sabrblade. Not sure how to handle it though...
Re: New Online Manga for LG-EX Grotess (Grotusque) & Repug (Repugnus) (1982879)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 7th, 2018 @ 8:53pm CDT
At last, an English summary - https://tfwiki.net/wiki/The_Road_to_Legends%27_Revival_Chapter_1

On the planet Beast in the year 2023, the war rages on between the Beastformers and Laser Beasts, the two armies now on equal footing after the Beastformers acquired Doublecross and followed White Leo's example in adopting mechanical bodies. Tigerburn remains confident, however, as his forces have recovered two of the Three Wise Ones' gemstones and are in control of the headless bodies of Repugnus and Grotusque. Suddenly a portal opens up above the battlefield and disgorges Repugnus himself and Hedgehog, immediately followed by the other Headmasters who escaped the destruction of the Legends World, and Autobots and Decepticons alike choose to assist their old Beastformer allies against the Laser Beasts.

The panicking Tigerburn has the Headmasters Scopecougar and Skullgrotes combine with the two Monsterbot bodies, though his efforts are in vain as they're faced with the arrival of Jetfire, Bumblebee, Seaspray, Alana, Spike, and Marissa, the latter finally being reunited with Sue in the process. Having used the Water Gem of Motion to restore Tlalak and its Well of Transformation, Seaspray sprays its water on Scopecougar and Skullgrotes, separating them from Toraizer and Shuffler as well as the Monsterbot bodies. Repugnus is quick to reclaim his, though White Leo reveals that Grotusque cannot be restored right now as his head is in another dimension with Platinum Tiger.

The reason for this is that Platinum Tiger has sequestered himself after becoming evil, having fallen victim to the curse of the Head Tiger when he used it to save Grotusque's head from the Laser Beasts. While Grotusque attempted to mitigate the curse by using the gemstones to merge with Platinum Tiger, it was not enough and the Beastformer chose to seal himself away so as to never harm anyone. Grotusque says he's happier this way, having never liked his ugly body to begin with, but Platinum Tiger can sense that the time has come for the Monsterbot to return and suddenly breaks out of his self-styled prison, combines with Grotusque's body and downloads the Monsterbot's consciousness into it. While Grotusque protests, Platinum Tiger insists that it's too dangerous for them share the same body and urges Grotusque to face his problems as himself.

Enraged by his loss of the Monsterbots, Tigerburn steals the Water Gem of Motion from Seaspray and uses the three gems in his possession to call upon the power of the legendary Red Phoenix, Wood Beetle, and Shocking Shark...
Re: New Online Manga for LG-EX Grotess (Grotusque) & Repug (Repugnus) (1983153)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 10th, 2018 @ 7:14am CDT
The final three pages of the LG-EX Repug & Grotess online manga has been added to the PDF - https://takaratomymall.jp/img/goods/490 ... /comic.pdf

The three pages wrap up the unfinished story of the first five pages, then fast forward 15 years to where the previous other online comic left off with the Legends World destroyed and the members of the Axalon Trading Company arriving on Planet Beast in the year 2038 to meet up with the Monsterbots, and then shows what's going on with the Autobot/Decepticon war by that point in time, at which point it is at the end of the G2 War with Galvatron II having seized Decepticon leadership. The end of the final page notes that the story is to be continued in the pack-in manga to be included with the Repugnus and Grotesque toy two-pack.

Also, we're shown how Repugnus's new toy-based head is formed by Hedgehog wearing Spike's Headmaster Exosuit, which when attached to Repugnus's body breaks down its visor, mouthplate, and other features to reform itself into resembling Repugnus's toy-based head after his own cartoon-based head is detached from the body. He then wields the smaller Repug Armor as a Targetmaster.
Re: New Online Manga for LG-EX Grotess (Grotusque) & Repug (Repugnus) (1983272)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 10th, 2018 @ 6:48pm CDT
And we got a summary for the conclusion of this comic - https://tfwiki.net/wiki/The_Road_to_Legends%27_Revival_Chapter_1

Enraged by his loss of the Monsterbots, Tigerburn steals the Water Gem of Motion from Seaspray and uses the three gems in his possession to take control of the Beastformers' legendary Red Phoenix, Wood Beetle, and Shocking Shark and pit them against the Transformers. Doublecross/White Leo and Grotusque/Platinum Tiger spring into action and use the combined power of machine and beast to battle the mobile bases, and when Repugnus envies their newfound strength, Hedgehog offers to form his head using Spike's Headmaster exosuit. In response, the Shocking Shark bites into Hedgehog and damages his head mode, though Repugnus, whose consciousness has moved into his body, automatically repairs the Beastformer into a form resembling his own head. With the addition of the smaller Repugnus armor's gun mode and White Lune's Targetmaster form, the three Monsterbots defeat the mobile bases, allowing White Leo to tackle Tigerburn and call upon the three gems himself. He explains to the Laser Beast Emperor that to melt his cold heart and prove that the residents of Beasts can live together, he will merge with Tigerburn himself into an example of unity—and in a flash of light the two are crystallized, becoming a monument of their final struggle.

Fifteen years later in 2038, the Monsterbots finish explaining what happened to the newly arrived Legends Rattrap, adding that Platinum Tiger has since locked himself within the Holography Mirror and that Rattrap's group has arrived during the G2 Era when the Decepticons are led by their new hero, Galvatron II. Elsewhere, Galvatron II punishes Hooligan for referring to him as "II" before announcing that he will rob Beast of all its energy.

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