Production Error on Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod

Production Error on Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 7:33am CDT

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After our sighting in Japan of the Takara Tomy Transformers Legends figures from yesterday, we have a follow up story focusing on the LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod toy - in particular, the Titan Master facebackpack, as spotted by site owner Seibertron: the lips have irregular bumps instead of a smooth sculpt!

There's a production run error on the face of legends hot rod. I received two different shipments from separate Japanese retailer. 4 of the 6 I received have a flaw on the lower left lip. There are some noticeable bumps on the lip. The one xRotorstormx sent a pic of also has this problem.

Just an fyi to those looking to buy him. You might have to get a few from different sources to get one that doesn't have the flaw.


Images showing off the issue are included below!

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Re: Production Error on Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915150)
Posted by Randomhero on October 7th, 2017 @ 8:19am CDT
It’s not herpes! It’s just a coldsore!
Re: Production Error on Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915152)
Posted by Amelie on October 7th, 2017 @ 8:38am CDT
Randomhero wrote:It’s not herpes! It’s just a coldsore!


They're the same thing ;)

Its Herpes. HotRod shouldn't be so eager with the "hot" or the "rodding" it seems.
Re: Production Error on Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915159)
Posted by Kyleor on October 7th, 2017 @ 9:13am CDT
Randomhero wrote:It’s not herpes! It’s just a coldsore!


There are soooooooo many herpes jokes you can make about this, and they're all wonderfully inappropriate. :saint:
Re: Production Error on Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915167)
Posted by Jedi Kermit on October 7th, 2017 @ 10:04am CDT
Isn't the bumbs on Hot Rods lips common on the Titans Return version? Both of mine have them.
Re: Production Error on Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915176)
Posted by Rated X on October 7th, 2017 @ 11:00am CDT
Damn Hot Rod been doing something I dont wanna know...
Re: Production Error on Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915177)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 7th, 2017 @ 11:06am CDT
Looks like someone punched him in the lip.
Re: Production Error on Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915191)
Posted by RodimusPrimal on October 7th, 2017 @ 11:40am CDT
This sucks! I was going to order this Takara HotRod but there is no way I'm going to now with the chance that I could receive Herpes HotRod. I guess I'll just have to wait until I see him at a convention and can inspect his lips myself. Can't believe it lol
Re: Production Error on Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915194)
Posted by RustedCross on October 7th, 2017 @ 11:58am CDT
Ok, so I was annoyed for a minute. Until I looked at my Hasbro version and realized it had the flaw as well. I never noticed it.. Granted it may show more on the Takara version, but I’m not as concerned now.
Re: Production Error on Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915202)
Posted by RodimusRex on October 7th, 2017 @ 12:21pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Damn Hot Rod been doing something I dont wanna know...


That's what happens when you're a KISS Player.

8-) :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:
Re: Production Error on Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915215)
Posted by Relic0037 on October 7th, 2017 @ 1:33pm CDT
So now I will have to look at the other Transformers on my shelf to see who Hot Lips Hot Rod caught his case of VD from.
Re: Production Error on Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915227)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 7th, 2017 @ 3:31pm CDT
OK, a bit more on the serious side, is this cosmetic problem due to molding, or an excess of paint?
Re: Production Error on Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915246)
Posted by Jedi Kermit on October 7th, 2017 @ 5:25pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:OK, a bit more on the serious side, is this cosmetic problem due to molding, or an excess of paint?


It is molding. Both of my Titans Return Hot Rods have the same 2 bumps.
Re: Production Error on Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915251)
Posted by Relic0037 on October 7th, 2017 @ 6:22pm CDT
Just sent Roddy off to Doc Ratchet's office, so he should be able to keep his little problem under control.
Re: Production Error on Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915303)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on October 8th, 2017 @ 4:26am CDT
I haven't checked yet but I wonder if Rodimus from the Chaos set suffered that same disgrace? :VEHI:
Re: Production Error on Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915306)
Posted by Qwan on October 8th, 2017 @ 5:00am CDT
Unlikely, since the Rodimus face is an entirely different mold to Hot Rod's. From a production standpoint, they're no more related than say, Hot Rod's and Sky Shadow's faces.
Re: Production Error on Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915486)
Posted by Relic0037 on October 9th, 2017 @ 12:34pm CDT
Nemesis Destron wrote:I haven't checked yet but I wonder if Rodimus from the Chaos set suffered that same disgrace? :VEHI:

I thought about using my Rodimus head from the Chaos set as an alternative head option & he appears to have a paint chip on his upper lip. The color scheme difference also makes him a poor choice for legends Roddy, but if you have the Titans Return version, it could be an option.
Re: Production Error on Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915502)
Posted by LevelRage on October 9th, 2017 @ 12:59pm CDT
Okay, so I decided to fix my own TR Kup figure and you don't need to use the saw to get the piece off. You can use the soddering iron technique that was talked about not to long ago to remove the pin and switch two panels with each other. Doesn't damage the figure and makes it easier to actually do. Just wanted to put that out there. :RUBSIGN:
Re: Production Error on Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915688)
Posted by Cyberpath on October 10th, 2017 @ 12:02pm CDT
Re: Production Error on Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915689)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 10th, 2017 @ 12:03pm CDT
Hey, they got Lione's colors right! :D
Re: Production Error on Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915690)
Posted by Seibertron on October 10th, 2017 @ 12:18pm CDT
Very odd seeing Twin Twist and Topspin with the Car Targetmasters' partners. Gotta wonder what Takara and Hasbro have planned for Crosshairs, Sureshot, Pointblank, Fangry, Squeezeplay, Terri-Bull, Go Shooter, Minerva, Hosehead, Siren, Nightbeat, Snapdragon, Apeface, and Scorponok (though I have little hope for Grand Maximus and Black Zarak considering no proper recolors have been done of any of the Titan Class figures yet).

Edit: Modified 11 hours later to reflect the announcement of Grand Maximus. There's one down!

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