Pre-Order for Transformers Legends Repugnus and Grotusque Now Live at Takaratomymall

Transformers News: Pre-Order for Transformers Legends Repugnus and Grotusque Now Live at Takaratomymall

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 11:13PM CDT

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The pre-order is now live for the Takara Legends LG EX 2 pack of Repugnus and Grotusque. It is on Takaratomymall.jp, where this Takara release is exclusively sold. It could be that Hasbro Asia will also release it and thus it will be found on other online shops, but the only option right now is Takaratomymall and as with all exclusives, this is where the item will be at its lowest price (since this is the direct retailer). The price is ¥7,560 including taxes.

While this item can only be shipped to Japanese addresses, anyone can create an account on Takaratomymall and the item could be shipped to a forwarding service in Japan that can then forward it to you, like Tenso. Shipping within Japan would be free but taxes are unavoidable.

The preorder will be closed September 10th 2018. Once again, these are the exact same as the Hasbro releases, with no extra Prime or Titan Master.

For those wondering how forwarding shipping is and what charges could be involved, here is a post from fellow Seibertronian Emerge, explaining how he handled it in the past with a Japanese forwarding service. This is of course just an option, as more opportunities to obtain these items are bound to happen (at a mark up of course).

Depending on where you go the fee isn't that bad since they're just forwarding a package rather than buying it for you like a proxy service. My e-Hobby Magna Convoy shipped through Tenso cost a grand total of 2,300 JPY to ship after a 570 JPY handling fee via registered air mail. My total was less than if I had bought it from HLJ and much lower figure and shipping combined than if I had bought it from a domestic seller (and I had it less than a week after release).


Transformers News: Pre-Order for Transformers Legends Repugnus and Grotusque Now Live in Takaratomymall

Transformers News: Pre-Order for Transformers Legends Repugnus and Grotusque Now Live in Takaratomymall
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Re: Pre-Order for Transformers Legends Repugnus and Grotusque Now Live at Takaratomymall (1977451)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 8th, 2018 @ 11:23pm CDT
For someone who still doesn't have either figure yet, but who still kinda wants the Special Edition Prime Master that comes with the Hasbro Repugnus, would it be wiser to go for this set or to go for Hasbro Repugnus and try to track down a Hasbro Grotusque?
Re: Pre-Order for Transformers Legends Repugnus and Grotusque Now Live at Takaratomymall (1977462)
Posted by fenrir72 on August 9th, 2018 @ 1:10am CDT
The Hb Grotosque is readily available at Amazon. I got mine for $ 56.00 +++

The Headmaster for Grotosque (Scorponok) and Repugnus (Solus) is a great incentive. Unless Takara will be releasing them in a separate set like they did for the other Legends Hms. :???:
Re: Pre-Order for Transformers Legends Repugnus and Grotusque Now Live at Takaratomymall (1977508)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 9th, 2018 @ 9:14am CDT
fenrir72 wrote:The Hb Grotosque is readily available at Amazon. I got mine for $ 56.00 +++

The Headmaster for Grotosque (Scorponok) and Repugnus (Solus) is a great incentive. Unless Takara will be releasing them in a separate set like they did for the other Legends Hms. :???:


Maybe Scorponok as part of a Dakatsu BlackZarak set :lol:
Re: Pre-Order for Transformers Legends Repugnus and Grotusque Now Live at Takaratomymall (1977539)
Posted by Emerje on August 9th, 2018 @ 11:23am CDT
william-james88 wrote:Emerge

Spellcheck strikes again! :lol:

Which route you choose depends on what you want out of the set. If you only want the Deluxe figures then it'll be cheaper to import, but if you also want the bonus Masters you're going to have to buy on the aftermarket for substantially more.

Plus with this being a Legends release there's a strong possibility of these turning up on domestic stores like Grand Maximus and Greatshot did. That could be the most reasonably priced and simplest option.

Emerje
Re: Pre-Order for Transformers Legends Repugnus and Grotusque Now Live at Takaratomymall (1978927)
Posted by triKlops on August 16th, 2018 @ 10:49pm CDT
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Bad Vs Evil by triKlops, on Flickr
Re: Pre-Order for Transformers Legends Repugnus and Grotusque Now Live at Takaratomymall (1983168)
Posted by william-james88 on September 10th, 2018 @ 11:04am CDT
The Takara Tomy Transformers Legends line is not done yet. Oddly enough, this latest entry into the line is not of a generations mold, which has been the case for all Legends toys so far aside from the second one (Beast Convoy). Thanks to fellow Seibertronian Scotty P and Dengeki Hobby, we now know of the next Legends release, LG-EX Big Blue Convoy!

The site calls it a redeco of the Encore Big Convoy (so basically a redeco of the original Big Convoy). This deco is based on the "Phantom Blue Coloured Big Convoy" which was given as a prize item for children's magazines (TV magazine) for a limited time in 1990 when the show was broadcast. This is not that same toy redone, similarly to how the Unicron of light is based on a similar deco as the Lucky Draw Unicron but not exactly the same.

Still, it is a fun way for people to have a chance to own something they previously thought impossible. However, unlike the Encore Unicron fo Light, this Blue Big Convoy is a TTMall exclusive and will not be sold by any other retailer in Japan. Also, unlike encore Big Convoy, this toy will be released in Transformer Legends specification package.

Below you will find images of this new release along with an image of the original lucky draw item which was previously showcased at Takara's booth earlier this year.

Takara Tomy Mall Limited LG-EX Blue Big Convoy

Price: 8,000 yen (excluding tax)
Release date: Scheduled to be released late February 2019
Target age: 15 years old and over
Publisher: Takara Tomy


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Re: Pre-Order for Transformers Legends Repugnus and Grotusque Now Live at Takaratomymall (1983170)
Posted by jtanimator on September 10th, 2018 @ 11:19am CDT
DANG that mammoth looks fine :APPLAUSE:
Re: Pre-Order for Transformers Legends Repugnus and Grotusque Now Live at Takaratomymall (1983179)
Posted by shajaki on September 10th, 2018 @ 11:50am CDT
This might be the most outlandish news/reveal I've seen in years. :shock:

So... anyone upset that they preordered the Encore BC now that this has popped up?
Re: Pre-Order for Transformers Legends Repugnus and Grotusque Now Live at Takaratomymall (1983210)
Posted by Flashwave on September 10th, 2018 @ 1:23pm CDT
What is this an homage of?
Re: Pre-Order for Transformers Legends Repugnus and Grotusque Now Live at Takaratomymall (1983217)
Posted by shajaki on September 10th, 2018 @ 1:43pm CDT
Now that I think about it... they kinda screwed up. The Encore Big convoy would have been more suitable for the Legends line, and this blue boy would have been more suitable for the Encore line :-?
Re: Pre-Order for Transformers Legends Repugnus and Grotusque Now Live at Takaratomymall (1983227)
Posted by Overcracker on September 10th, 2018 @ 2:07pm CDT
Flashwave wrote:What is this an homage of?


As mentioned in the post by WJ. The Lucky Draw Blue Big Convoy from the late 90's. Later repurposed as the Vanguard Leader.

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Primus_Vanguard_leader
Re: Pre-Order for Transformers Legends Repugnus and Grotusque Now Live at Takaratomymall (1983242)
Posted by Emerje on September 10th, 2018 @ 3:58pm CDT
I definitely want him to go with Magna Convoy. I never thought we'd actually get this figure since e-Hobby exclusives seem to no longer be a thing in favor of TTM. These new pics aren't as blue as I would like so hopefully it's just bad lighting.

Emerje
Re: Pre-Order for Transformers Legends Repugnus and Grotusque Now Live at Takaratomymall (1983243)
Posted by Burn on September 10th, 2018 @ 3:59pm CDT
I want him. Time to start selling off pieces of Cobes' soul.
Re: Pre-Order for Transformers Legends Repugnus and Grotusque Now Live at Takaratomymall (1983253)
Posted by Cobotron on September 10th, 2018 @ 5:28pm CDT
Burn wrote:I want him. Time to start selling off pieces of Cobes' soul.
I'd buy that for a dollar!!!
Re: Pre-Order for Transformers Legends Repugnus and Grotusque Now Live at Takaratomymall (1983263)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 10th, 2018 @ 6:04pm CDT
This is shocking.

I honestly wonder if this toy will actually have any real connection to Big Convoy as a character, as it's quite possible that its final name and bio could instead depict it as the still-unnamed Leader of the Primus Vanguard, who was himself a repurpose of the old Lucky Draw blue Big Convoy figure.

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Re: Pre-Order for Transformers Legends Repugnus and Grotusque Now Live at Takaratomymall (1983352)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 11th, 2018 @ 8:12am CDT
TakaraTomy Mall has put up a preorder page for Legends LG-EX Blue Big Convoy - https://takaratomymall.jp/shop/g/g4904810128816/

I hadn't realized before now, but seeing this comparison pic between Blue Big Convoy and Encore Big Convoy shows that they don't have the same headsculpt. Encore Big Convoy has a new cartoon-accurate head while Blue Big Convoy keeps that of the original toy.

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Re: Pre-Order for Transformers Legends Repugnus and Grotusque Now Live at Takaratomymall (1983361)
Posted by william-james88 on September 11th, 2018 @ 8:47am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:TakaraTomy Mall has put up a preorder page for Legends LG-EX Blue Big Convoy - https://takaratomymall.jp/shop/g/g4904810128816/

I hadn't realized before now, but seeing this comparison pic between Blue Big Convoy and Encore Big Convoy shows that they don't have the same headsculpt. Encore Big Convoy has a new cartoon-accurate head while Blue Big Convoy keeps that of the original toy.

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Before I news this, I want to know, are you 100% sure and its not just because we are looking at different angles and paint apps?
Re: Pre-Order for Transformers Legends Repugnus and Grotusque Now Live at Takaratomymall (1983368)
Posted by ZeroWolf on September 11th, 2018 @ 8:55am CDT
That's really hard to tell if they are different, to my eyes, they look the same... Though I notice that encore big convoy has a bit of silver paint that's been misapplied on his head crest
Re: Pre-Order for Transformers Legends Repugnus and Grotusque Now Live at Takaratomymall (1983371)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 11th, 2018 @ 9:21am CDT
william-james88 wrote:Before I news this, I want to know, are you 100% sure and its not just because we are looking at different angles and paint apps?
Trying to verify this, now. Stay tuned.
Re: Pre-Order for Transformers Legends Repugnus and Grotusque Now Live at Takaratomymall (1983378)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 11th, 2018 @ 10:17am CDT
william-james88 wrote:Before I news this, I want to know, are you 100% sure and its not just because we are looking at different angles and paint apps?
Turns out I was misinformed. The original claim wasn't clear that it was really talking about the deco of the Encore's head being different, in regards to how both the original Big Convoy toy and the original Lucky Draw blue Big Convoy had the same head deco, but now the head decos between these two are different.

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