Scans for Comics from Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Skull and Hardhead

Scans for Comics from Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Skull and Hardhead

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 11:46am CDT

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Fellow Seibertronian Cyberpath scanned the comic images that come with Takara LG21 Hardhead and LG22 Skull (aka Skullcruncher). These are to be read from right to left and are part of the Japanese G1 cannon. Enjoy!

Cyberpath wrote:Decided to scan the manga from LG21 & LG22 in case anyone went Hasbro with these, or just skipped it. Click to enlarge. Feel free to translate. ;)


Transformers News: Scans for Comics from Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Skull and Hardhead

Transformers News: Scans for Comics from Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Skull and Hardhead

Transformers News: Scans for Comics from Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Skull and Hardhead

Transformers News: Scans for Comics from Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Skull and Hardhead

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Re: Scans for Comics from Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Skull and Hardhead (1813622)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 9th, 2016 @ 11:48am CDT
English summaries of what's going on in each, from the Wiki:

Hardhead's comic:
Rattrap and his friends are surprised to see numerous giant heads descend from a portal in the sky and transform into robots. Their leader, Fortress, explains that they're Headmasters from the "G1 World" who have lost their larger bodies and seek assistance in using the Legends Universe's energy to build new ones. Rattrap and Optimus Primal respond that they don't work for free, so Fortress strikes a deal with Primal to share Headmaster technology with the Axalon Trading Company, and the two groups start working together at a newly constructed office building.

During an after-work karaoke session, Hardhead sings about how nice and peaceful Legends Universe is and how he'd like to stay there forever, annoying Chromedome, who is bored of this world and reminds him that they're soldiers with duties in their homeworld. They're interrupted by a message from Fortress that a body is finished, and return to find it to be a new transtector for Hardhead. A jealous Chromedome demands one too, and is instead told to ride into battle on Tankette, Hardhead's energetic new drone partner. Hardhead immediately has a chance to try out the transtector when he's sent out to stop a meteor from impacting with the city, accepting the fact that no matter how much he enjoys being a salaryman, he must return to being a soldier for the sake of protecting his comrades. He combines with his new body and, with his friends manning his guns, opens fire on the meteor, only for their blasts to have no effect. Determined to defend the peaceful world he's come to love, Hardhead shows how he got his name by headbutting the meteor, successfully destroying it. But since his head is his real body, this heroic act ends up landing him in the hospital.

Skullcruncher's comic:
Jealous that his Axalon Trading Company rivals are collaborating with the Autobot Headmasters, President Megatron organizes his own partnership between Tera-Kura Co. and the Decepticon Headmasters. Using information gathered from the Autobots by Laserbeak's espionage, Tarantulas of Tera-Kura first creates a new transtector and partner drone named Batora for Skullcruncher. When presenting his creations to Skullcruncher, he finds the Decepticon fast asleep, and Weirdwolf explains that his comrade has been narcoleptic ever since being hit by Mindwipe's hypnotic rays. Once he's woken up, Tarantulas sends Skullcruncher out to rampage in streets, hoping to lure out and destroy the Autobots in order to remove his competition on the robotics market.

Though Skullcruncher soon dozes off again, the plan proves successful when Hardhead and Chromedome break off their usual karaoke session to stop him. Weirdwolf then swoops in on Batora, captures Chromedome inside the drone by forcing him to form part of its dinosaur mode, and uses this mode to violently wake Skullcruncher. With Chromedome as their hostage, the Decepticons then prepare to take on Hardhead, only for Hardhead to work with Twincast to sing a lullaby that sends Skullcruncher into a deep slumber. Weirdwolf and Tarantulas make their escape with the sleeping crocodile, leaving Chromedome still stuck in Batora's body as he tries to continue life as normal.
Re: Scans for Comics from Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Skull and Hardhead (1813655)
Posted by Randomhero on August 9th, 2016 @ 12:48pm CDT
I love these so much. I just wish the damn Takara figures weren't so expensive because 1. They look great and 2. Having these comics are such a fun bonus
Re: Scans for Comics from Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Skull and Hardhead (1813779)
Posted by King Kuuga on August 9th, 2016 @ 8:14pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
That Bot wrote:As for that manga, why is Airazor a secretary? Do I want to know? More Japanese sexism?
He is an office lady, a Japanese female office worker (even though he's really a male). The Maximals all work in a corporate office building of the Axalon Trading Company. Optimus Primal is the company president, Rhinox is a section manager, Rattrap is a rookie salaryman, Cheetor is another salaryman, Dinobot is another employee, Nightscream is another office lady, Silverbolt is a teenaged part-timer, and Tigatron is another employee.

Oh right, I forgot they made Airazor male in Japan. That makes the whole thing.... maybe 5% less sexist.
Re: Scans for Comics from Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Skull and Hardhead (1813783)
Posted by fenrir72 on August 9th, 2016 @ 8:29pm CDT
That Bot wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:
That Bot wrote:A fortress should be smaller than an entire city, if you ask me. It can be a miniature city, sure, but not a "Metroplex". So I really feel like Metroplex and Trypticon should be the HUGEST transformers (aside from the planetbots), followed by Fort Max and Scorponok, who are regular headmasters after all, followed by Omega Supreme and the combiners, and then big but still reasonably sized guys like Jetfire and Magnus, and then everybody else.


But in the JP continuity, 'plex more or less reached Fortress' knees. That and the tech that inspired him was kind of supernatural technology.

I've seen half of Masterforce, that's the extent of my exposure to JG1. Look, I was born in 1990, G1 in general is before my time. I look back at it differently than people who lived through it, and it is my opinion (which you are welcome to disagree with) that Metroplex should be bigger than Fort Max.


As for that manga, why is Airazor a secretary? Do I want to know? More Japanese sexism?


No need to disagree as I am only presenting the backstory of the JP universe which the Legends is based on.
Re: Scans for Comics from Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Skull and Hardhead (1813794)
Posted by King Kuuga on August 9th, 2016 @ 8:43pm CDT
Right but I'm speaking not just to the Legends continuity but to my general feelings on citybots and titans and whoever.

In the Legends thread.

I can see how this might be confusing.
Re: Scans for Comics from Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Skull and Hardhead (1813811)
Posted by .... on August 9th, 2016 @ 9:12pm CDT
I'm really curious to see what the Takara Legends Astrotrain will look like. From the way the outline looks, it seems like his train mode is going to have a more earth-like look.

Image

I wonder if the back of the train will look different from the front also. That would be an interesting thing indeed. It would make sense because the only spots they'd show up in the robot mode would be on the backs of the legs as a bit of kibble. Kibble doesn't have to be symmetrical.
Re: Scans for Comics from Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Skull and Hardhead (1813819)
Posted by Cyberpath on August 9th, 2016 @ 9:35pm CDT
Pre-orders are up on HLJ & AmiAmi. Super Ginrai is $63-66 btw.
Re: Scans for Comics from Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Skull and Hardhead (1813820)
Posted by fenrir72 on August 9th, 2016 @ 9:36pm CDT
Cyberpath wrote:Pre-orders are up on HLJ & AmiAmi. Super Ginrai is $63-66 btw.



Pre Ordered! New year is gonna be a busy day...that of January 2017 :x
Re: Scans for Comics from Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Skull and Hardhead (1813821)
Posted by fenrir72 on August 9th, 2016 @ 9:37pm CDT
SillySpringer wrote:I'm really curious to see what the Takara Legends Astrotrain will look like. From the way the outline looks, it seems like his train mode is going to have a more earth-like look.

Image

I wonder if the back of the train will look different from the front also. That would be an interesting thing indeed. It would make sense because the only spots they'd show up in the robot mode would be on the backs of the legs as a bit of kibble. Kibble doesn't have to be symmetrical.



He gonna be gray purple. Like henkei.
Re: Scans for Comics from Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Skull and Hardhead (1813822)
Posted by .... on August 9th, 2016 @ 9:40pm CDT
fenrir72 wrote:
SillySpringer wrote:I'm really curious to see what the Takara Legends Astrotrain will look like. From the way the outline looks, it seems like his train mode is going to have a more earth-like look.

Image

I wonder if the back of the train will look different from the front also. That would be an interesting thing indeed. It would make sense because the only spots they'd show up in the robot mode would be on the backs of the legs as a bit of kibble. Kibble doesn't have to be symmetrical.



He gonna be gray purple. Like henkei.


Did I mention color one time in my post? No. I was talking about the sculpt, and what differences this one will have. I was saying how the outline of train mode looks more like a real-life locomotive rather that a "space train".
Re: Scans for Comics from Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Skull and Hardhead (1813823)
Posted by fenrir72 on August 9th, 2016 @ 9:41pm CDT
Cyberpath wrote:I Futured Skruncher's floppy legs yesterday, now they are tight! (Maybe a little too tight, didn't realise it took that amount of time to take effect.) So proud! :lol:

Image


btw, anyone notice that the three Decepticon Headmasters have open hands while the four Autobot ones have closed hands?



I finally opened all 3 Headmasters. Galvatron's face crest sucks as it nullifies the neck articulation feature. Should have ditched the spring gimmick. Also noticed that you all have to twist the 'master's tiny heads to face backward or in this case foward parallel to the big head to be able to stick the neck socket to avoid breakage. The manuals omit this (that or I don't know how to read Japanese 8-}
Re: Scans for Comics from Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Skull and Hardhead (1813826)
Posted by fenrir72 on August 9th, 2016 @ 9:50pm CDT
SillySpringer wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:
SillySpringer wrote:I'm really curious to see what the Takara Legends Astrotrain will look like. From the way the outline looks, it seems like his train mode is going to have a more earth-like look.

Image

I wonder if the back of the train will look different from the front also. That would be an interesting thing indeed. It would make sense because the only spots they'd show up in the robot mode would be on the backs of the legs as a bit of kibble. Kibble doesn't have to be symmetrical.



He gonna be gray purple. Like henkei.


Did I mention color one time in my post? No. I was talking about the sculpt, and what differences this one will have. I was saying how the outline of train mode looks more like a real-life locomotive rather that a "space train".


I read that. The silhouette still looks like the Hb mold. As you already mentioned it, your speculation is waaaaaaaaaaaay off base for Takara to drastically remold an already existing mold for a second...........or third tier character (unless they do a rush job like Blast-off which hopefully won't be the case for the technobots). Not in a thousand years unless it's Ginrai/Optimus Prime etc. It does not make any business sense.

Hence I choose to respond in more practical realistic terms. Any changes will most likely be the color apps. >:oP
Re: Scans for Comics from Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Skull and Hardhead (1813829)
Posted by .... on August 9th, 2016 @ 9:59pm CDT
fenrir72 wrote:
SillySpringer wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:
SillySpringer wrote:I'm really curious to see what the Takara Legends Astrotrain will look like. From the way the outline looks, it seems like his train mode is going to have a more earth-like look.

Image

I wonder if the back of the train will look different from the front also. That would be an interesting thing indeed. It would make sense because the only spots they'd show up in the robot mode would be on the backs of the legs as a bit of kibble. Kibble doesn't have to be symmetrical.



He gonna be gray purple. Like henkei.


Did I mention color one time in my post? No. I was talking about the sculpt, and what differences this one will have. I was saying how the outline of train mode looks more like a real-life locomotive rather that a "space train".


I read that. The silhouette still looks like the Hb mold. As you already mentioned it, your speculation is waaaaaaaaaaaay off base for Takara to drastically remold an already existing mold for a second...........or third tier character (unless they do a rush job like Blast-off which hopefully won't be the case for the technobots). Not in a thousand years unless it's Ginrai/Optimus Prime etc. It does not make any business sense.

Hence I choose to respond in more practical realistic terms. Any changes will most likely be the color apps. >:oP


Actually, it does look quite different. However, comparing the original with this image, it looks like it's because of the odd angle of the figure. You could probably see my misunderstanding of the frontal shape if you compare the two. If you don't, it's unimportant.
Re: Scans for Comics from Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Skull and Hardhead (1813830)
Posted by william-james88 on August 9th, 2016 @ 10:02pm CDT
SillySpringer wrote:Did I mention color one time in my post? No. I was talking about the sculpt, and what differences this one will have. I was saying how the outline of train mode looks more like a real-life locomotive rather that a "space train".

Its the same mold, it seems. The black silouette cuts off the back, but clearly it has to extend out there. Otherwise, its just that particular angle.
Re: Scans for Comics from Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Skull and Hardhead (1813832)
Posted by .... on August 9th, 2016 @ 10:04pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
SillySpringer wrote:Did I mention color one time in my post? No. I was talking about the sculpt, and what differences this one will have. I was saying how the outline of train mode looks more like a real-life locomotive rather that a "space train".

Its the same mold, it seems. The black silouette cuts off the back, but clearly it has to extend out there. Otherwise, its just that particular angle.


After some image comparisons, I have to agree.
Re: Scans for Comics from Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Skull and Hardhead (1813869)
Posted by fenrir72 on August 10th, 2016 @ 4:26am CDT
The feet aren't that bad. In fact, almost like that in the anime
Re: Scans for Comics from Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Skull and Hardhead (1813880)
Posted by primalxconvoy on August 10th, 2016 @ 6:10am CDT
I tell you what; both Skull cruncher and hardhead are IMPOSSIBLE to buy in Japan right now. Galvatron too. The week they came out, they were all gone from toys r us, Yamada denki, bic camera, Amazon Japan, etc. Even more, fortress maximus, which is meant to be available for pre order at Amazon Japan, is sold out, yet the scumbags that scalped them from Amazon are selling them as pre orders back at Amazon Japan for 300 dollars.

This isn't always the case with tfs, just specific Japanese only characters...
Re: Scans for Comics from Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Skull and Hardhead (1813886)
Posted by Cyberpath on August 10th, 2016 @ 6:32am CDT
primalxconvoy wrote:I tell you what; both Skull cruncher and hardhead are IMPOSSIBLE to buy in Japan right now. Galvatron too. The week they came out, they were all gone from toys r us, Yamada denki, bic camera, Amazon Japan, etc. Even more, fortress maximus, which is meant to be available for pre order at Amazon Japan, is sold out, yet the scumbags that scalped them from Amazon are selling them as pre orders back at Amazon Japan for 300 dollars.

This isn't always the case with tfs, just specific Japanese only characters...

If it helps, Skullcruncher and Galvatron are still in stock at pre-order prices, and Fortress Maximus is still avaliable to pre-order at HLJ --

http://hlj.com/search/go?af=selectserie ... erslegends
Re: Scans for Comics from Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Skull and Hardhead (1813892)
Posted by fenrir72 on August 10th, 2016 @ 7:14am CDT
primalxconvoy wrote:I tell you what; both Skull cruncher and hardhead are IMPOSSIBLE to buy in Japan right now. Galvatron too. The week they came out, they were all gone from toys r us, Yamada denki, bic camera, Amazon Japan, etc. Even more, fortress maximus, which is meant to be available for pre order at Amazon Japan, is sold out, yet the scumbags that scalped them from Amazon are selling them as pre orders back at Amazon Japan for 300 dollars.

This isn't always the case with tfs, just specific Japanese only characters...


Sold out?! $ 100.00 mark up? And to think Fortmax is just a 22% crappy retool of Metroflex. Maybe the JP collectors see something others don't. 8-}
Re: Scans for Comics from Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Skull and Hardhead (1813897)
Posted by william-james88 on August 10th, 2016 @ 8:09am CDT
primalxconvoy wrote:I tell you what; both Skull cruncher and hardhead are IMPOSSIBLE to buy in Japan right now. Galvatron too. The week they came out, they were all gone from toys r us, Yamada denki, bic camera, Amazon Japan, etc. Even more, fortress maximus, which is meant to be available for pre order at Amazon Japan, is sold out, yet the scumbags that scalped them from Amazon are selling them as pre orders back at Amazon Japan for 300 dollars.

This isn't always the case with tfs, just specific Japanese only characters...

Interesting. But these arent Japanese only characters right?

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