New Takara Legends Comic featuring Swerve, Phaser, Rattrap, and Trypticon

Transformers News: New Takara Legends Comic featuring Swerve, Phaser, Rattrap, and Trypticon

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 8:03AM CST

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Takara Tomy has just released the 18th comic in their Japanese Transformers Legends Comic Series.
This one features, as they put it, fun everyday drama with Swerve, Phaser, Rattrap, and Trypticon (?!).

The comic has been mirrored below for your enjoyment.

Transformers News: New Takara Legends Comic featuring Swerve, Phaser, Rattrap, and Trypticon
Credit(s): Takara Tomy
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Re: New Takara Legends Comic featuring Swerve, Phaser, Rattrap, and Trypticon (1643871)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 28th, 2015 @ 8:08am CST
Trypticon is an odd inclusion, given the heavy Beast Era focus of these manga stories. Gigastorm might have been more appropriate.
Re: New Takara Legends Comic featuring Swerve, Phaser, Rattrap, and Trypticon (1643872)
Posted by william-james88 on January 28th, 2015 @ 8:12am CST
Sabrblade wrote:Trypticon is an odd inclusion, given the heavy Beast Era focus of these manga stories. Gigastorm might have been more appropriate.


Maybe they are preparing us for his Encore reissue :DANCE:
Re: New Takara Legends Comic featuring Swerve, Phaser, Rattrap, and Trypticon (1643874)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 28th, 2015 @ 8:14am CST
Of note is that Rattrap actually questions Swerve's cartoon appearance and his original name (two scenes through the whole run, "Wave" instead of "Swerve"), which he seems elude and amaze Rattle. Phaser joins in by explaining he transforms into My First Blaster... songs and all. Of course, Dinosaurer (Trypticon, you know the reason why he's included) is less than impressed. :lol:

:EDIT: ... or not. The yonkoma may feature BW caricatures, but it deals with every aspect of the line's history, so Trypticon is still justified: he "contributed" to Swerve's cartoon appreance by stepping on him.
Re: New Takara Legends Comic featuring Swerve, Phaser, Rattrap, and Trypticon (1643877)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 28th, 2015 @ 8:17am CST
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Trypticon is an odd inclusion, given the heavy Beast Era focus of these manga stories. Gigastorm might have been more appropriate.


Maybe they are preparing us for his Encore reissue :DANCE:
What Encore reissue? :???:

The rumored Platinum Edition one is from Hasbro (Asia).
Re: New Takara Legends Comic featuring Swerve, Phaser, Rattrap, and Trypticon (1643878)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 28th, 2015 @ 8:19am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote::EDIT: ... or not. The yonkoma may feature BW caricatures, but it deals with every aspect of the line's history, so Trypticon is still justified: he "contributed" to Swerve's cartoon appreance by stepping on him.
So that's why Trypticon's in this.
Re: New Takara Legends Comic featuring Swerve, Phaser, Rattrap, and Trypticon (1643879)
Posted by william-james88 on January 28th, 2015 @ 8:20am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Trypticon is an odd inclusion, given the heavy Beast Era focus of these manga stories. Gigastorm might have been more appropriate.


Maybe they are preparing us for his Encore reissue :DANCE:
What Encore reissue? :???:

The rumored Platinum Edition one is from Hasbro (Asia).


Yeah, but that was never confirmed. For all we know it couls come from Takara. I was just being a little jokey. We really know nothing at all at this point and a bunch o frumours have not panned out, so I am just having some fun with his appearance here.
Re: New Takara Legends Comic featuring Swerve, Phaser, Rattrap, and Trypticon (1643880)
Posted by william-james88 on January 28th, 2015 @ 8:21am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote::EDIT: ... or not. The yonkoma may feature BW caricatures, but it deals with every aspect of the line's history, so Trypticon is still justified: he "contributed" to Swerve's cartoon appreance by stepping on him.
So that's why Trypticon's in this.


I dont get it, what?
Re: New Takara Legends Comic featuring Swerve, Phaser, Rattrap, and Trypticon (1643884)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 28th, 2015 @ 8:24am CST
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote::EDIT: ... or not. The yonkoma may feature BW caricatures, but it deals with every aspect of the line's history, so Trypticon is still justified: he "contributed" to Swerve's cartoon appreance by stepping on him.
So that's why Trypticon's in this.


I dont get it, what?


Swerve's single major appearance was in the G1 episode "Five Faces of Darkness pt. 5", with a minor appearance in "Forever is long time coming". The first is special because he took part in the Ark's defense, only to get stepped on (rather hurmorously) by Trypticon:

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The joke is, in the yonkoma he seems to be a show-off.
Re: New Takara Legends Comic featuring Swerve, Phaser, Rattrap, and Trypticon (1643886)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 28th, 2015 @ 8:26am CST
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote::EDIT: ... or not. The yonkoma may feature BW caricatures, but it deals with every aspect of the line's history, so Trypticon is still justified: he "contributed" to Swerve's cartoon appreance by stepping on him.
So that's why Trypticon's in this.


I dont get it, what?
Swerve was among the group of Autobots who fought Trypticon in "Five Face of Darkness" when Trypticon destroyed the Ark. Trypticon is included here to show off Phaser's My First Blaster form since Trypticon was the only Decepticon Swerve got to fight in the cartoon, as well as having stepped on Swerve in their fight.

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EDIT: Ninja'd by JelZe.
Re: New Takara Legends Comic featuring Swerve, Phaser, Rattrap, and Trypticon (1643893)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 28th, 2015 @ 8:37am CST
Tee Hee :grin:

At any rate, anything pertaining to Transformers history, from:

- the UK comics (Roadbuster & Whirl as Englishmen)
- Beast Machines bodies (Jetstorm and Thrust, much to Silverbolt's and Waspinator's chagrin)
- G1 cartoon (Trypticon vs. Swerve)
- IDW comics (Swerve's singing My First Blaster, poor Phaser)

... to everything else is fair game to be made fun of in these yonkoma. :)
Re: New Takara Legends Comic featuring Swerve, Phaser, Rattrap, and Trypticon (1643895)
Posted by william-james88 on January 28th, 2015 @ 8:43am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Tee Hee :grin:

At any rate, anything pertaining to Transformers history, from:

- the UK comics (Roadbuster & Whirl as Englishmen)
- Beast Machines bodies (Jetstorm and Thrust, much to Silverbolt's and Waspinator's chagrin)
- G1 cartoon (Trypticon vs. Swerve)
- IDW comics (Swerve's singing My First Blaster, poor Phaser)

... to everything else is fair game to be made fun of in these yonkoma. :)


I wish I could read Japanese (or that these were translated)
Re: New Takara Legends Comic featuring Swerve, Phaser, Rattrap, and Trypticon (1643907)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 28th, 2015 @ 9:27am CST
What the... I just looked at some in-hand images of Legends Swerve on Alfes2010's blog, and the bio of him and Tailgate show a name change for the one of the Micromasters: Groundbuster (aka Neutro) has been renamed Groundshaker (グランドシェイカー gurandosheikā). That still works, since "Groundshaker" was never used in Japan. The base was called "Landshaker", and the Micromaster Goundshaker was replaced with a Roadhandler redeco called "Gunrunner". :)
Re: New Takara Legends Comic featuring Swerve, Phaser, Rattrap, and Trypticon (1644162)
Posted by shajaki on January 28th, 2015 @ 8:13pm CST
the pic most important to me....

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i get what takara was going for with their version, but i like hasbros light red a lot better.
Re: New Takara Legends Comic featuring Swerve, Phaser, Rattrap, and Trypticon (1644227)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on January 28th, 2015 @ 9:52pm CST
shajaki wrote:the pic most important to me....

Image

i get what takara was going for with their version, but i like hasbros light red a lot better.


If you can swap the heads between the two, the Takara one would have an almost perfect G1 screen accurate deco. The reds still a little dark, but the brighter Hasbro one isn't a perfect match either.
Re: New Takara Legends Comic featuring Swerve, Phaser, Rattrap, and Trypticon (1644228)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 28th, 2015 @ 9:54pm CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:
shajaki wrote:the pic most important to me....

Image

i get what takara was going for with their version, but i like hasbros light red a lot better.


If you can swap the heads between the two, the Takara one would have an almost perfect G1 screen accurate deco. The reds still a little dark, but the brighter Hasbro one isn't a perfect match either.
Well, Hasbro's is meant to be MTMTE-accurate rather than cartoon-accurate.

Takara, however, opted for toy-accuracy with theirs.
Re: New Takara Legends Comic featuring Swerve, Phaser, Rattrap, and Trypticon (1644240)
Posted by megatronus on January 28th, 2015 @ 10:31pm CST
shajaki wrote:the pic most important to me....

Image

i get what takara was going for with their version, but i like hasbros light red a lot better.

I like it enough to get the 2-pack... For $15 on HLJ, why not? ;)
Re: New Takara Legends Comic featuring Swerve, Phaser, Rattrap, and Trypticon (1644357)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 29th, 2015 @ 9:57am CST
Legends Swerve and Tailgate Galleries are up:

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Transformers Legends Swerve Gallery

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Transformers Legends Tailgate Gallery

And I'm leaning more and more towards the Legends, especially with Tailgate.
Re: New Takara Legends Comic featuring Swerve, Phaser, Rattrap, and Trypticon (1644375)
Posted by megatronus on January 29th, 2015 @ 10:41am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Legends Swerve and Tailgate Galleries are up:

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Transformers Legends Swerve Gallery

Image
Transformers Legends Tailgate Gallery

And I'm leaning more and more towards the Legends, especially with Tailgate.

Yea - the silver highlights on Tailgate (especially on the face) really help the figure.
Re: New Takara Legends Comic featuring Swerve, Phaser, Rattrap, and Trypticon (1644463)
Posted by Agamemnon on January 29th, 2015 @ 1:54pm CST
megatronus wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Legends Swerve and Tailgate Galleries are up:

Image
Transformers Legends Swerve Gallery

Image
Transformers Legends Tailgate Gallery

And I'm leaning more and more towards the Legends, especially with Tailgate.

Yea - the silver highlights on Tailgate (especially on the face) really help the figure.

Indeed. Silver sharpie, here I come!
Re: New Takara Legends Comic featuring Swerve, Phaser, Rattrap, and Trypticon (1645067)
Posted by Cyberpath on January 31st, 2015 @ 7:13am CST
From TF Yuki:
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