New Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Big Powered Set

Transformers News: New Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Big Powered Set

Monday, April 8th, 2019 4:47PM CDT

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Thanks to the dedication of fellow Seibertron user and YouTube transformers reviewer, Chuckdawg1999 has done a review of the recently released Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Big Powered set! The set contains the three Powered Masters that were the heroes of Transformers Zone, which was a Japanese only installment of the franchise, which had its story told through a short Original Video Animation and through story pages in TV magazines.

The three toys are extensive retools of toys released during Titans Returns (Dai Atlas was Sky Shadow, Sonic Bomber was Misfire, Road fire was Twin Twist). Part of the retooling was done to allow them to combine like the original toys.

Check out Chuckdawg1999's review below (embedded for your convenience) and see what he has to say about this release.

Chuckdawg1999 wrote:The Big Powered gift set from the Takara Legends line features three HEAVILY retooled Titans Return figures reimagined into Dai Atlas, Roadfire, and Sonicbomber. All three figures feature a "Base" mode and can combine together like the legendary G1 toy. If you don't have an interest in the Japanese history of G1 this might be a pass, but for the rest of us, this set is a must-have.




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Re: New Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Big Powered Set (2018383)
Posted by Ultra Markus on April 8th, 2019 @ 6:57pm CDT
i just got mine today! and its freaking awesome!
definitely worth getting ;)^
Re: New Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Big Powered Set (2018457)
Posted by blackeyedprime on April 9th, 2019 @ 5:33am CDT
Can the jumpstarters combine with vehicle mode like in the included comic, or is just place them next to it invehicle mode for effect?
Re: New Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Big Powered Set (2018458)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on April 9th, 2019 @ 5:39am CDT
blackeyedprime wrote:Can the jumpstarters combine with vehicle mode like in the included comic, or is just place them next to it invehicle mode for effect?

They can, there's a pic a page back or two
Re: New Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Big Powered Set (2018537)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 9th, 2019 @ 3:11pm CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:
blackeyedprime wrote:Can the jumpstarters combine with vehicle mode like in the included comic, or is just place them next to it invehicle mode for effect?

They can, there's a pic a page back or two


Ultra Powered

In practice, nothing more than 5mm port magic :lol:
Re: New Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Big Powered Set (2018539)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 9th, 2019 @ 3:16pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
blackeyedprime wrote:Can the jumpstarters combine with vehicle mode like in the included comic, or is just place them next to it invehicle mode for effect?

They can, there's a pic a page back or two


Ultra Powered

In practice, nothing more than 5mm port magic :lol:
Though, no one (that I've seen so far) has posted a pic of the five-Powered Master robot mode combination.
Re: New Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Big Powered Set (2018548)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 9th, 2019 @ 4:18pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
blackeyedprime wrote:Can the jumpstarters combine with vehicle mode like in the included comic, or is just place them next to it invehicle mode for effect?

They can, there's a pic a page back or two


Ultra Powered

In practice, nothing more than 5mm port magic :lol:
Though, no one (that I've seen so far) has posted a pic of the five-Powered Master robot mode combination.


Probably because nobody has Twin Twist :lol:
Re: New Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Big Powered Set (2018550)
Posted by blackeyedprime on April 9th, 2019 @ 4:40pm CDT
Thanks all, just played about with my takara ones (since I'm yet to to find hasbro Twintwist, Misfire & Windblade) and they have plenty of holes in them which made for a few minutes of play with Cog.
Re: New Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Big Powered Set (2018570)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 9th, 2019 @ 7:04pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
blackeyedprime wrote:Can the jumpstarters combine with vehicle mode like in the included comic, or is just place them next to it invehicle mode for effect?

They can, there's a pic a page back or two


Ultra Powered

In practice, nothing more than 5mm port magic :lol:
Though, no one (that I've seen so far) has posted a pic of the five-Powered Master robot mode combination.

There is a way to combine all 5 in robot mode?
Re: New Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Big Powered Set (2018574)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 9th, 2019 @ 7:12pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
blackeyedprime wrote:Can the jumpstarters combine with vehicle mode like in the included comic, or is just place them next to it invehicle mode for effect?

They can, there's a pic a page back or two


Ultra Powered

In practice, nothing more than 5mm port magic :lol:
Though, no one (that I've seen so far) has posted a pic of the five-Powered Master robot mode combination.

There is a way to combine all 5 in robot mode?
It's more a way to attach the four Deluxes in vehicle mode to Dai Atlas in robot mode. The high quality scans of Dai Atlas's comic (now visible in the Legends manga thread) show this configuration in the bottom-left corner of the final page.
Re: New Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Big Powered Set (2018669)
Posted by o.supreme on April 10th, 2019 @ 9:01pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Though, no one (that I've seen so far) has posted a pic of the five-Powered Master robot mode combination....
It's more a way to attach the four Deluxes in vehicle mode to Dai Atlas in robot mode. The high quality scans of Dai Atlas's comic (now visible in the Legends manga thread) show this configuration in the bottom-left corner of the final page.


well shoot...There's two more toys I didn't think I'd ever want I can add to the list. Depending on how cool it actually looks in Robot form....So Whats least expensive these days?... a :TAKARATOMY: Legends Twin Twist, or a :HASBRO: TR Twin Twist on eBay?

I'm so Coo Coo for combiners. If the Autobot Scrum Combination could actually be done in toy form..I'd do it :-D :-D

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Autobot_Scrum_Combination
Re: New Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Big Powered Set (2018670)
Posted by william-james88 on April 10th, 2019 @ 9:10pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Though, no one (that I've seen so far) has posted a pic of the five-Powered Master robot mode combination....
It's more a way to attach the four Deluxes in vehicle mode to Dai Atlas in robot mode. The high quality scans of Dai Atlas's comic (now visible in the Legends manga thread) show this configuration in the bottom-left corner of the final page.


well shoot...There's two more toys I didn't think I'd ever want I can add to the list. Depending on how cool it actually looks in toy form....So Whats least expensive these days?... a :TAKARATOMY: Legends Twin Twist, or a :HASBRO: TR Twin Twist on eBay?

Hasbro on ebay. The Legends toys now are ridiculously expensive and hard to find because they also included exclusive targetmasters (which are proving to be better than the battle masters we are getting now).
Re: New Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Big Powered Set (2018673)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on April 10th, 2019 @ 9:20pm CDT
You think the Targetmasters are better? The Battlemasters are solid plastic not clear and peg together more securely.
Re: New Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Big Powered Set (2018678)
Posted by william-james88 on April 10th, 2019 @ 9:28pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:You think the Targetmasters are better? The Battlemasters are solid plastic not clear and peg together more securely.

I honestly dont think either are great. But I do preffer the articulation on the Takara one I have since it has knees. From what I read, it seems fans are preferring the takara ones.
Re: New Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Big Powered Set (2018686)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on April 10th, 2019 @ 10:23pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:You think the Targetmasters are better? The Battlemasters are solid plastic not clear and peg together more securely.

I honestly dont think either are great. But I do preffer the articulation on the Takara one I have since it has knees. From what I read, it seems fans are preferring the takara ones.


Just remember they're clear plastic, the more you play with them it's a matter of if not when they'll break. I will say that I don't see we'll see the Targetmasters like Kup's done as Battlemasters.
Re: New Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Big Powered Set (2018691)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 10th, 2019 @ 11:12pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:You think the Targetmasters are better? The Battlemasters are solid plastic not clear and peg together more securely.

I honestly dont think either are great. But I do preffer the articulation on the Takara one I have since it has knees. From what I read, it seems fans are preferring the takara ones.


I much prefer the Takara Targetmasters too. The new Siege ones are okay, but don't quite have the level of articulation, engineering, and most importantly, accurate paint applications and color layouts, of the Legends ones. I'm mainly getting the Siege Battle Masters for the animal characters and the weapon special effects pieces. I'll be mixing and matching parts from the various humanoid Battle Masters to create more obscure characters, like a proper "Nebulan" for the upcoming Generations Selects Ricochet/Stepper figure.
Re: New Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Big Powered Set (2018693)
Posted by william-james88 on April 10th, 2019 @ 11:24pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:I'm mainly getting the Siege Battle Masters for the animal characters and the weapon special effects pieces.

Same here. Also, I really dont fear the clear plastic in this case. It's not the thin or rigid kind used for windows and the like. it,s similar to the plastic from the power core combiner targetmasters which is pretty solid.
Re: New Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Big Powered Set (2018699)
Posted by Emerje on April 11th, 2019 @ 2:27am CDT
Clear plastic is just like any other plastic. I've had plenty of thin clear plastic last forever and I've had thick clear plastic break out of no where. One of the tusks broke on my TR Repugnus, they're clear and pretty thick plastic and I haven't got a clue how aside from the plastic already being flawed. And I've had the exact same experience with solid plastic. I've never seen any reason to believe all clear plastic has the potential to become become brittle.

Emerje
Re: New Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Big Powered Set (2018704)
Posted by blackeyedprime on April 11th, 2019 @ 3:28am CDT
o.supreme wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Though, no one (that I've seen so far) has posted a pic of the five-Powered Master robot mode combination....
It's more a way to attach the four Deluxes in vehicle mode to Dai Atlas in robot mode. The high quality scans of Dai Atlas's comic (now visible in the Legends manga thread) show this configuration in the bottom-left corner of the final page.


well shoot...There's two more toys I didn't think I'd ever want I can add to the list. Depending on how cool it actually looks in Robot form....So Whats least expensive these days?... a :TAKARATOMY: Legends Twin Twist, or a :HASBRO: TR Twin Twist on eBay?

I'm so Coo Coo for combiners. If the Autobot Scrum Combination could actually be done in toy form..I'd do it :-D :-D

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Autobot_Scrum_Combination


Best to shop around, I got both Takara versions for less that what it would cost me to get Hasbro Twintwist but it might be harder to find the Legends discounted now.
Re: New Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Big Powered Set (2018732)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 11th, 2019 @ 12:37pm CDT
Emerje wrote:Clear plastic is just like any other plastic. I've had plenty of thin clear plastic last forever and I've had thick clear plastic break out of no where. One of the tusks broke on my TR Repugnus, they're clear and pretty thick plastic and I haven't got a clue how aside from the plastic already being flawed. And I've had the exact same experience with solid plastic. I've never seen any reason to believe all clear plastic has the potential to become become brittle.

Emerje


This right here. I've never had problems with clear plastic parts on my figures. Some figures have broken out of nowhere, like pieces cracking or crumbling when lightly touched or joints just shearing right off, but all of those cases have been with opaque plastic parts. I think that when plastic does stress, crack, or fail, it's easier to see the extent of the damage in clear plastic, since you can see flaws on all surfaces from almost any angle, as opposed to opaque plastic which can hide such damage if you're not looking in the right place.

blackeyedprime wrote:
o.supreme wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Though, no one (that I've seen so far) has posted a pic of the five-Powered Master robot mode combination....
It's more a way to attach the four Deluxes in vehicle mode to Dai Atlas in robot mode. The high quality scans of Dai Atlas's comic (now visible in the Legends manga thread) show this configuration in the bottom-left corner of the final page.


well shoot...There's two more toys I didn't think I'd ever want I can add to the list. Depending on how cool it actually looks in Robot form....So Whats least expensive these days?... a :TAKARATOMY: Legends Twin Twist, or a :HASBRO: TR Twin Twist on eBay?

I'm so Coo Coo for combiners. If the Autobot Scrum Combination could actually be done in toy form..I'd do it :-D :-D

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Autobot_Scrum_Combination


Best to shop around, I got both Takara versions for less that what it would cost me to get Hasbro Twintwist but it might be harder to find the Legends discounted now.


If you're looking for Twin Twist now, you're going to have to pay aftermarket prices, no matter which version you get. Retailers like TFSource and BBTS had them for several months, but now, everyone who couldn't find Titans Return Wave 5 Deluxes has bought most of them up, along with Windblade and Misfire. Legends Topspin is still easy to find at his "normal" import price of $39.99. If you hurry, though, BBTS does seem to have a few Legends Twin Twists available at that price right now, but I would jump on that as soon as possible.
Re: New Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Big Powered Set (2018734)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 11th, 2019 @ 1:23pm CDT
I just now went and bought myself both Legends Topspin and Twin Twist from RobotKingdom. My Big Powered set is still sitting my Pile of Loot on BBTS (as I'm waiting to save up some more before I make a few more purchases I need to make from BBTS before shipping), but now I've essentially got all five Legends Powered Masters.

I'm excited to get my hands on all five and start making all these many different Powered Master combinations:

Dai Atlas + Sonic Bomber = Sky Powered
Dai Atlas + Roadfire = Land Powered
Dai Atlas + Twin Twist = Drill Powered
Roadfire + Topspin = Wing Powered
Topspin + Twin Twist = Attack Powered
Dai Atlas + Sonic Bomber + Roadfire = Big Powered
Dai Atlas + Topspin + Twin Twist = unnamed tertiary form
Dai Atlas + Sonic Bomber + Roadfire + Topspin + Twin Twist = Ultra Powered
Dai Atlas (robot mode) + Sonic Bomber + Roadfire + Topspin + Twin Twist = unnamed robot mode configuration

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