New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Prologue Manga Online

New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Prologue Manga Online

Friday, September 29th, 2017 5:35am CDT

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Courtesy of fellow Seibertronian Cyberpath, we have news of a new prologue manga chapter in the Takara Tomy Transformers Legends series, serving as an introduction to the chapter that will be included with the upcoming LG-45 Targetmaster Hot Rod - and we've mirrored the pages below! Check it out, and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub.

Transformers News: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Prologue Manga Online

Transformers News: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Prologue Manga Online

Transformers News: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Prologue Manga Online

Transformers News: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Prologue Manga Online

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This article was last modified on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 7:52am CDT

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Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Prologue Manga Online (1913484)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on September 29th, 2017 @ 6:02am CDT
they Look cool all together
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Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Prologue Manga Online (1913485)
Posted by Randomhero on September 29th, 2017 @ 6:12am CDT
And with just one panel from this comic everyone is now gonna flip out thinking the autobot target masters are teased and Takara will be making them...they won't
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Prologue Manga Online (1913491)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 29th, 2017 @ 7:41am CDT
Randomhero wrote:And with just one panel from this comic everyone is now gonna flip out thinking the autobot target masters are teased and Takara will be making them...they won't
Yeah, that one panel with Sureshot, Crosshairs, and Pointblank as Cyberdroids aboard Battleship Maximus could very well be them saying that they will not be going with the others to the Legends World for some reason. But until we get a translation or a summary, it's all up in the air at this point as to what that panel means.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Prologue Manga Online (1913496)
Posted by Randomhero on September 29th, 2017 @ 8:42am CDT
Kurona wrote:So what are the chances of us getting Titan Masters of the Targetmasters then? And is it just me or does the Arcee included in the birdseye view of the base modes look an awful lot like her Titans Return incarnation? :-?



Its nothing like it. It's Legends Arcee that's all. It's tease of "yeah she's getting re-released" just like how Metroplex is prominent in the stores now.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Prologue Manga Online (1913499)
Posted by Kurona on September 29th, 2017 @ 8:56am CDT
Insurgent wrote:That kup looks reeeeeeeal tempting.


That's just the other arcee mould. You can tell by how wide and curvy her rear is compared to blurr beside her.

I'm really glad I have context for this.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Prologue Manga Online (1913510)
Posted by Evil Eye on September 29th, 2017 @ 9:25am CDT
Shaoshao Li returns! Hooray, I guess! :lol:
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Prologue Manga Online (1913558)
Posted by Evil Eye on September 29th, 2017 @ 4:02pm CDT
More of the comic...
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I could be wrong but it looks like Shaoshao Li is actually Hot Rod's Targetmaster. This makes me want the figure, and also sad that they didn't make the Targetmaster figure look like a little robotic Shaoshao.

OK never mind I'm an idiot. I still want a Shaoshao Li Targetmaster though.

Wait a minute, I just noticed the Master Braces on her forearms. She IS the Targetmaster! That's awesome!
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Prologue Manga Online (1913569)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on September 29th, 2017 @ 6:37pm CDT
It looks like the Decepticon Targetmasters in the comics join at the wrist. I wonder if that'll be a hidden bonus on those toys?

I wonder now how Kup's arms will transform, I don't see how they'll peg in.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Prologue Manga Online (1913571)
Posted by Kurona on September 29th, 2017 @ 6:52pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:It looks like the Decepticon Targetmasters in the comics join at the wrist. I wonder if that'll be a hidden bonus on those toys?

I wonder now how Kup's arms will transform, I don't see how they'll peg in.

The comic depicts them in the form they had in The Headmasters, before they got their new Legends toy-inspired bodies. Yes, even though they look pretty much the same; these comics have a tendency to portray the toys as new bodies. So basically I wouldn't count on it.

I find it interesting that they have the Autobot Targetmaster partners being forced into use by the Decepticons though, presumably explaining why they're now in toy form but not their Autobot weilders.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Prologue Manga Online (1913666)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 30th, 2017 @ 11:49am CDT
Va'al wrote:
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English summary of the Targetmaster Chapter Prologue:
The Headmasters were not the only warriors who fought in the battle near the black hole that forced the Autobots and Decepticons to seek new bodies in the Legends World—the Targetmasters were also present.

Pointblank leads his Autobot Targetmasters against their Decepticon counterparts led by Slugslinger, demanding they release the small Targetmasters that they've forced to become Decepticons. As the battle reaches its climax, the Autobot Targetmaster partners detach to recover the remainder of Scorponok's bombs only to be grabbed by the Decepticons. Slugslinger reveals that since the Targetmasters were bonded to their current partners by a plasma energy shockwave, their plan is to purposefully expose themselves to the black hole's explosion and bond with the Autobots' partners as well. Things don't go as planned, however, as the explosion instead shrinks their bodies and causes the Targetmaster partners to disappear. The Targetmasters go on to convert into Headmaster bodies like the other victims, but choose not to follow them to the Legends World, instead remaining in their own universe to search for their partners.


In the current-day Legends World, the three cityformers have been integrated into Akihabara and created what Rattrap dubs "Neo Akihabara City". The elected mayor of the new city is Megatron, who holds a speech about how he wishes to create an ideal world without conflict where Transformers, humans, and beasts can live in peace, claiming he does not want to repeat the "arguments" he had with his old friend, Optimus Prime. Elsewhere, Scourge has his Sweeps dig for another Zodiac only to uncover one of the lost Targetmasters, Blowpipe. Meanwhile, Hot Rod and Shaoshao Li arrive in the Legends World in search of the lost Targetmasters, the former having converted into a Headmaster body in order to be inconspicuous during their investigation. Problem is he can't actually afford a transtector for it, but he's confident things will work out somehow.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Prologue Manga Online (1913760)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 1st, 2017 @ 12:36am CDT
Black Hat wrote:More of the comic...
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I could be wrong but it looks like Shaoshao Li is actually Hot Rod's Targetmaster. This makes me want the figure, and also sad that they didn't make the Targetmaster figure look like a little robotic Shaoshao.

OK never mind I'm an idiot. I still want a Shaoshao Li Targetmaster though.

Wait a minute, I just noticed the Master Braces on her forearms. She IS the Targetmaster! That's awesome!


Good eye, but you've opened up more than you think. Extrapolating the fact that:

- Shao Shao Li calls out her Masterbrace outfit as a "Firebolt-type Suit"
- Firebolt proper never existed in Japanese lore

...we could expect Recoil and Haywire to be given the same treatment as newly designed suits based on the original Targetmaster specs, given to whoever Kup and Doublecross end up partnering with (another Beastformer for the draggie?). Given the current comic story line, Pointech may keep his original identity.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Prologue Manga Online (1914299)
Posted by william-james88 on October 3rd, 2017 @ 3:31pm CDT
Fellow Seibertronian Powered Convoy has taken images of the pack in comics that come with the latest releases of the Legends Line: Takara Legends LG-44 Sharkticon & Sweeps, LG-45 Hot Rodimus, LG-46 Char (Kup). These comics are behind the tech spec sheets which can also be found below. Enjoy!

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Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Prologue Manga Online (1914308)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 3rd, 2017 @ 3:49pm CDT
Words fail me with the Hot Rodimus manga when it comes to Shao Shao Li... Ahem, the notes for all three:

- first of, very high cut it seems. You ladies will know what I mean.
- Shao Shao Li still likes her steamed buns, like the KP PVC figurine
- the fatal flaw with the suits is shown as utterly destroying the clothes of the wearer. Nightbeat is aware of this flaw.
- the Targetmaster wielded by Sweep no. 7, and later Scourge is Blowpipe, having a cloning ability now. Triggerhappy will come to reclaim him later.
- Hot Rodimus fishing with Shao Shao Li references an extra piece of KP fiction.
- Sharkticons hatch from eggs?
- note that the tails of the Sharkticon clones are grey, while the template's tail (all there is, really) is blue, based on the original G1 toy.
- apparently Sharkticon clones can't eat as well as they used to, as anything swallowed can climb back out.
- turns out Marissa's daughter Sue is Kup's Targetmaster partner, using the "Recoil-Type suit"
- Kup hasn't kicked his cy-gar habit, tho he uses a plain screw instead. Yay for progress?
- a Sharkticon tamed? Where have we seen that before, it's "gnawing" at me...
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Prologue Manga Online (1914310)
Posted by Evil Eye on October 3rd, 2017 @ 3:52pm CDT
Man, it's good to see Shaoshao in fiction that isn't blatantly horrific. I do so love anime Chinese girls. Let's hope poor old Atari gets her time to shine again.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Prologue Manga Online (1914314)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on October 3rd, 2017 @ 4:33pm CDT
is that BM Megatron?
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Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Prologue Manga Online (1914318)
Posted by Evil Eye on October 3rd, 2017 @ 4:52pm CDT
primalxconvoy wrote:As for Hotrod's comic, it's typical "Sikomofo" up to his usual, purile trucks again. He's not exactly the best thing to happen to Japan, or transformers, is he...

Allspark is that way. >:oP
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Prologue Manga Online (1914323)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 3rd, 2017 @ 5:10pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:- Hot Rodimus fishing with Shao Shao Li references an extra piece of KP fiction.
And, well, Hot Rod fishing with a human friend all started with him and Daniel in TFTM.

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:- apparently Sharkticon clones can't eat as well as they used to, as anything swallowed can climb back out.
Also providing an in for the mouth cockpit feature. ;)
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Prologue Manga Online (1914324)
Posted by primalxconvoy on October 3rd, 2017 @ 5:12pm CDT
Then WARN people about these pictures. If you THINK that any content is going to cause problems, then take steps to reduce it.

Previously, this site merely showed links to the comics, rather than full images. Other methods include a separate thread for such content and/or with a warning, such as "NSFW/May cause offence" etc.

I came to this discussion page from the Kup Misassembled news post i didn'texpect to see inappropriate, possibly sexual/misogynistic portrayals of women on the same page.

EVERY time I see this here, I'm going to comment about it. That's not to say I would always do so if due diligence has been met, but expect such comments if you openly post content that causes such debate.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Prologue Manga Online (1914325)
Posted by Evil Eye on October 3rd, 2017 @ 5:13pm CDT
I'm headcanoning the Sharkticons as very much like pirahna- when they're hungry they can eat just about anything, but most of the time they're timid things that are scared of the dark and anything bigger than themselves (which is most things) and mostly nibble on scrap metal.

Yes, Pirahna are scared of the dark.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Prologue Manga Online (1914326)
Posted by primalxconvoy on October 3rd, 2017 @ 5:16pm CDT
Yes, I actually refer to them as Pirrahnacons, as that's what they look and act like. Why were they called Sharkticons to begin with , I don't know.

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