Possible Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Leader Ginrai

Possible Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Leader Ginrai

Saturday, June 11th, 2016 4:43am CDT

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One of the pieces of news coming out of the Tokyo Toy Fest 2016, and a little overshadowed by the Masterpiece Cheetor reveal, concerns the Legends series and a potential godly addition. According to Twitter user tagoal, we might be seeing a heavy remold of the Leader Powermaster Prime, already a retool of Ultra Magnus. Machine translation of the tweets say the following:

Development in the Japan Edition ginrai!!

It something considerably different from the power master op ginrai?!

Redesign of the cab, ginrai, breast changes, changes, arms and legs are different and such?!


Which seem to suggest that chest, cab, arms and legs of the figure will be modified to get close to the big robot mode, including something happening to the Titanmaster feature to accommodate the Ginrai character. Are we to see the Godbomber directly? Let us know what you think in the Energon Pub!

Credit(s): Twitter tagoal


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Re: Possible Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Leader Ginrai (1796771)
Posted by Kurona on June 11th, 2016 @ 5:11am CDT
Oh hell yes. I'm yet to watch Masterforce but I've heard that Ginrai is basically a toned down Kamina (which, considering how confusing his looking exactly like optimus is, makes "who the hell do you think I am?!" a legitimate question) so he's already in my good books. And hey, the transtector itself looked incredible
Re: Possible Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Leader Ginrai (1796781)
Posted by xMXUx on June 11th, 2016 @ 6:36am CDT
That's awesome news about Ginrai :D although depending on how different he is from PMOP, I might consider getting both, which wouldn't be too good for my wallet :roll:
Re: Possible Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Leader Ginrai (1796788)
Posted by william-james88 on June 11th, 2016 @ 8:46am CDT
Randomus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Odd how they parsed "Headmaster" as "Head Master".

Also, Hardhead's TM is in head-mode while Galvatron's isn't. Perhaps because Nebulon (or whatever his name is) doesn't technically form the complete face?

Yeah it could be that, but I thought it was to sell the look of this new titan master, which looks like Megatron. The head transformed as a robot is more recognizable than it just as a head.

That Bot wrote:Now I miss when Hasbro toys were packaged in alt mode.

I do too. The last time it happened was the AOE deluxe Dinobots, right?
Its odd, they've even been rereleasing many G1s in robot mode. I guess it's to differentiate themselves from other brands and it makes it easy for parent to tell that it is an action figure.

Randomus wrote:Speaking for myself alone, I'd rather have the Hasbro Hardhead. My 1987 self never liked how cartoon Hardhead didn't have the "cool mouth plate" that my toy had.

I preffer the grey on hasbro's hardhead over the brown on Takara's. Both are cool though, I am really impressed at how both companies took the same toy but modified it for it to resemble 2 different looks of the character: toy and show model. I really love when Hasbro and Takara offer different takes rather than both going for a similar look with one of them doing a better job at it.
Re: Possible Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Leader Ginrai (1796792)
Posted by Va'al on June 11th, 2016 @ 8:57am CDT
Soon enough after reporting the rumour which really wasn't about Legends God Ginrai, we have some confirmation fuel from Takara Tomy designer and unofficial PR machine Hisashi Yuki over on Twitter. Fellow staff member Hellscream9999 notifies us of the Super Jinrai sketch, as part of the Legends series - Yuki seems to lament the non-MP choice, but also seems happy enough to ask for support for the line. Check it out below!

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Re: Possible Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Leader Ginrai (1796793)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 11th, 2016 @ 9:07am CDT
Hm, based on that artwork, it looks to still be Super Ginrai rather than God Ginrai. No visible Godbomber armor components.
Re: Possible Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Leader Ginrai (1796794)
Posted by Agamemnon on June 11th, 2016 @ 9:15am CDT
Maybe put a Powermaster on the chest? More blocky G1 style truck cab?

You know, Takara, I'm getting really tired of buying more than one of these figures because of your awesome remolds and paint.... #-o
Re: Possible Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Leader Ginrai (1796798)
Posted by william-james88 on June 11th, 2016 @ 9:40am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Hm, based on that artwork, it looks to still be Super Ginrai rather than God Ginrai. No visible Godbomber armor components.

Yup, and you know, how they wrote Super Ginrai on it ;)
Re: Possible Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Leader Ginrai (1796803)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 11th, 2016 @ 10:14am CDT
In that case, I might hold off on PMOP then. I think the cab looks okay, but I certainly would've taken the blockiness of the original. Ginrai, thy must deliver!
Re: Possible Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Leader Ginrai (1796828)
Posted by Evil Eye on June 11th, 2016 @ 12:11pm CDT
So Ginrai is getting heavy retooling from PMOP huh? Sounds like it could be Devastator all over again.
Re: Possible Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Leader Ginrai (1796849)
Posted by Gunmetal on June 11th, 2016 @ 1:26pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:So Ginrai is getting heavy retooling from PMOP huh? Sounds like it could be Devastator all over again.
Could be, but at least PMOP doesn't have omissions on the level of the Constructicon elbows (but I wouldn't be surprised if the leg modifications include ankle tilts).

Looking at the picture, it looks like the may have the arm panels hinge higher up so that they aren't underneath his hands. This could allow for wrist swivels, but would leave him without that grip he needs to hold his guns better.

The chest does look different too. At first I thought, "what's the point," since it's not like they still need to distinguish it from Ultra Magnus (they way Takara distinguished their Technobots from their earlier mold partners). Then I realized it: they're different characters (duh) #-o ; giving them distinct chests gives us an excuse to get both to represent the two side-by-side.

Well played.
Re: Possible Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Leader Ginrai (1796850)
Posted by Evil Eye on June 11th, 2016 @ 1:28pm CDT
Randomus wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:So Ginrai is getting heavy retooling from PMOP huh? Sounds like it could be Devastator all over again.
Could be, but at least PMOP doesn't have omissions on the level of the Constructicon elbows (but I wouldn't be surprised if the leg modifications include ankle tilts).

Looking at the picture, it looks like the may have the arm panels hinge higher up so that they aren't underneath his hands. This could allow for wrist swivels, but would leave him without that grip he needs to hold his guns better.

The chest does look different too. At first I thought, "what's the point," since it's not like they still need to distinguish it from Ultra Magnus (they way Takara distinguished their Technobots from their earlier mold partners). Then I realized it: they're different characters (duh) #-o ; giving them distinct chests gives us an excuse to get both to represent the two side-by-side.

Well played.

Well PMOP has nasty hollow arms, no ankle tilts (as you mentioned) and no wrist swivels so hopefully they'll be on the agenda for upgrading.
Re: Possible Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Leader Ginrai (1796852)
Posted by Gunmetal on June 11th, 2016 @ 1:54pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:
Randomus wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:So Ginrai is getting heavy retooling from PMOP huh? Sounds like it could be Devastator all over again.
Could be, but at least PMOP doesn't have omissions on the level of the Constructicon elbows (but I wouldn't be surprised if the leg modifications include ankle tilts).

Looking at the picture, it looks like the may have the arm panels hinge higher up so that they aren't underneath his hands. This could allow for wrist swivels, but would leave him without that grip he needs to hold his guns better.

The chest does look different too. At first I thought, "what's the point," since it's not like they still need to distinguish it from Ultra Magnus (they way Takara distinguished their Technobots from their earlier mold partners). Then I realized it: they're different characters (duh) #-o ; giving them distinct chests gives us an excuse to get both to represent the two side-by-side.

Well played.

Well PMOP has nasty hollow arms, no ankle tilts (as you mentioned) and no wrist swivels so hopefully they'll be on the agenda for upgrading.

I don't know about the arms; they still look hollow in the sketch, and I can't recall any other instance where Takara went back and filled in forearms or thighs. Masterpiece aside, I think both companies are equally guilty of 3-sided limbs (which makes sense since the toys are designed jointly).
Re: Possible Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Leader Ginrai (1796853)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 11th, 2016 @ 1:56pm CDT
Somebody snuck in and got this.
Re: Possible Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Leader Ginrai (1796856)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on June 11th, 2016 @ 1:57pm CDT
...WOAH. :BOWDOWN:
Re: Possible Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Leader Ginrai (1796857)
Posted by King Kuuga on June 11th, 2016 @ 2:01pm CDT
You had my curiosity, but now you have my attention.
Re: Possible Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Leader Ginrai (1796858)
Posted by Gunmetal on June 11th, 2016 @ 2:03pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Somebody snuck in and got this.


Well, okay, Delta, there you go. (In my defense, that's not how the inner forearms are shaped in the sketch.)

Looks like since they were redesigning the hands to swivel, they took the opportunity to make the roof panels a each separate piece and face the open side of the forearms into them. Higher parts count, but less paint.
Re: Possible Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Leader Ginrai (1796859)
Posted by Evil Eye on June 11th, 2016 @ 2:03pm CDT
>Cab looks better
>Arms no longer hollow
>Powermaster
>ANKLE TILTS


TAKARA WINS AGAIN
Re: Possible Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Leader Ginrai (1796863)
Posted by galvatron00 on June 11th, 2016 @ 2:19pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Somebody snuck in and got this.
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Shiiiiiiiiiiirts. I feel like I should wait for this guy instead of PMOP..
Re: Possible Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Leader Ginrai (1796866)
Posted by shajaki on June 11th, 2016 @ 2:25pm CDT
The 2016 Tokyo Toy Show is in full force this weekend and we have some great Transformers Legends display images to show you from the TakaraTomy booth! The notables in this display are: LG-31 Fortress Maximus, LG-26 Scourge, LG-30 Weirdwolf, LG-25 Blurr, LG-24 Shockwave/Cancer, LG-23 Galvatron, LG-22 Skull(cruncher), LG-21 Hardhead, LG-28 Rewind/Nightbeat, and LG27 Broadcast (Blaster). The images below show them off in multiple modes, poses, and action and are slated to begin releasing next month. See the shots below and stay tuned to Seibertron.com: home for the best Galleries and Conversation around!

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Re: Possible Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Leader Ginrai (1796867)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on June 11th, 2016 @ 2:28pm CDT
...aren't a few of those the Hasbro versions?

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