Takara Tomy Legends Lio Convoy Revealed

Takara Tomy Legends Lio Convoy Revealed

Thursday, October 6th, 2016 9:45pm CDT

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Amidst all the New York Comic Con hoopla, we bring to you a very special reveal today from Takara Tomy. Their Legends line has listed its next member, and that member is Lio Convoy! Lio Convoy is the Takara Tomy take on Titans Return Alpha Trion, painted up in beautiful white, red, and gold. You can find the preorder from TFsource right HERE, where it is listed as $54.99 and a February release date. Let us know what you think of this new reveal in the comments section below, and stay tuned to Seibertron.com for all your latest Transformers News and Galleries!

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Re: Takara Tomy Legends Lio Convoy Revealed (1831287)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on October 6th, 2016 @ 9:49pm CDT
maybe hasbro will release a version of this to.
Re: Takara Tomy Legends Lio Convoy Revealed (1831290)
Posted by Kurona on October 6th, 2016 @ 9:52pm CDT
Freaking called it. No matter how much it does or doesn't look like him, if Hasbro releases a lionformer; Takara turns it into Lio Convoy.
At least this one looks a lot more like him and actually has his face unlike that disastrous Thundertron repaint.

I know it sounds like I'm being negative but this thing looks absolutely beautiful. Too bad the price tag's so high (due to, of course, being an exclusive) otherwise I'd be thinking very hard about it.
Re: Takara Tomy Legends Lio Convoy Revealed (1831291)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 6th, 2016 @ 9:52pm CDT
Well, looks like everyone's a dollar richer now :lol:

Take note that's not Alpha Trion's face, but I can't tell which Prime face it is.
Re: Takara Tomy Legends Lio Convoy Revealed (1831292)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 6th, 2016 @ 9:52pm CDT
Bumblebee21 wrote:maybe hasbro will release a version of this to.

Doubtful, but it is a really sweet repaint. Marvelous
Re: Takara Tomy Legends Lio Convoy Revealed (1831293)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 6th, 2016 @ 9:53pm CDT
Bumblebee21 wrote:maybe hasbro will release a version of this to.


Doubt it. Just order it online. Hopefully won't be a TakaraTomy mall exclusive.
Re: Takara Tomy Legends Lio Convoy Revealed (1831295)
Posted by william-james88 on October 6th, 2016 @ 9:54pm CDT
Bumblebee21 wrote:maybe hasbro will release a version of this to.

I doubt it. They didnt do it last time when Takara did the same thing:

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Not saying ti wont happen, but this really looks like the cases in the past where Takara and Hasbro just do 2 dfferent thing. Like the example above.

Funny enough, that mold above was also released as Alpha Trionser

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Re: Takara Tomy Legends Lio Convoy Revealed (1831296)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 6th, 2016 @ 9:55pm CDT
I wonder what his bio will say. The last new Lio Convoy toy we got (excluding the Legend Commander Collection figure) had a bio that described him as the cartoon version having changed his name twice and having dimension-hopped from the Japanese cartoon universe circa post-Beast Wars Neo into the Prime universe.

Bumblebee21 wrote:maybe hasbro will release a version of this to.
They are. Its name is Alpha Trion. :P

In other words, this seems to be Takara's way of releasing the Alpha Trion mold in the Japanese market, apparently wanting it to not be Alpha Trion.
Re: Takara Tomy Legends Lio Convoy Revealed (1831297)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on October 6th, 2016 @ 9:55pm CDT
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:maybe hasbro will release a version of this to.

Doubtful, but it is a really sweet repaint. Marvelous

i basically answered that question right after i posted. they might release it as a convention exclusive
but i highly doubt it
Re: Takara Tomy Legends Lio Convoy Revealed (1831298)
Posted by Kurona on October 6th, 2016 @ 9:56pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Well, looks like everyone's a dollar richer now :lol:

Take note that's not Alpha Trion's face, but I can't tell which Prime face it is.

Looking closely, it seems to have the plates at the side that the Wave 3 Voyager Optimus does.
Unsurprisingly since they'd likely not release that mold as Optimus and just Octane (and probably Scourge somewhere down the line), so they're finding a use for that face like they did with Convobat.
Re: Takara Tomy Legends Lio Convoy Revealed (1831299)
Posted by william-james88 on October 6th, 2016 @ 10:01pm CDT
Kurona wrote:Freaking called it. No matter how much it does or doesn't look like him, if Hasbro releases a lionformer; Takara turns it into Lio Convoy.
At least this one looks a lot more like him and actually has his face unlike that disastrous Thundertron repaint.

I know it sounds like I'm being negative but this thing looks absolutely beautiful. Too bad the price tag's so high (due to, of course, being an exclusive) otherwise I'd be thinking very hard about it.

Its not exclusive, its just a normal retail release of the legends line. its only expensive because the yen is high and TFSource passes their higher costs onto us. The toy is really only 30-35 quid in Japan, which is the same price you get hasbro voyagers at in Scotland, right?
Re: Takara Tomy Legends Lio Convoy Revealed (1831300)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 6th, 2016 @ 10:01pm CDT
Kurona wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Well, looks like everyone's a dollar richer now :lol:

Take note that's not Alpha Trion's face, but I can't tell which Prime face it is.

Looking closely, it seems to have the plates at the side that the Wave 3 Voyager Optimus does.
Unsurprisingly since they'd likely not release that mold as Optimus and just Octane (and probably Scourge somewhere down the line), so they're finding a use for that face like they did with Convobat.


So they're switching out Sovereign for Diac? Makes sense, as Apex is already in use for Super Ginrai. Shame though, I'd have loved to see a Daburu (read: White Leo) retool for him :lol:
Re: Takara Tomy Legends Lio Convoy Revealed (1831302)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on October 6th, 2016 @ 10:03pm CDT
will takara do megatron since the fusion cannon will most likely be for him and blitzwing would have his sword instead of the fusion cannon.
Re: Takara Tomy Legends Lio Convoy Revealed (1831303)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 6th, 2016 @ 10:07pm CDT
Bumblebee21 wrote:will takara do megatron since the fusion cannon will most likely be for him and blitzwing would have his sword instead of the fusion cannon.


I'd say no because he's already represented in the line in the form of Galvatron's Titan Master Nucleon. Unlike the US portrayal, in the Legends manga he actually is Megatron, having popped out of his Leader Class body.
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Posted by Bumblebee21 on October 6th, 2016 @ 10:08pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:will takara do megatron since the fusion cannon will most likely be for him and blitzwing would have his sword instead of the fusion cannon.


I'd say no because he's already represented in the line in the form of Galvatron's Titan Master Nucleon. Unlike the US portrayal, in the Legends manga he actually is Megatron, having popped out of his Leader Class body.

how would they put legends brawn in though
Re: Takara Tomy Legends Lio Convoy Revealed (1831305)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 6th, 2016 @ 10:09pm CDT
Bumblebee21 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:will takara do megatron since the fusion cannon will most likely be for him and blitzwing would have his sword instead of the fusion cannon.


I'd say no because he's already represented in the line in the form of Galvatron's Titan Master Nucleon. Unlike the US portrayal, in the Legends manga he actually is Megatron, having popped out of his Leader Class body.

how would they put legends brawn in though
That all depends on if they're going to include either Brawn toy in the Legends line, though.
Re: Takara Tomy Legends Lio Convoy Revealed (1831306)
Posted by william-james88 on October 6th, 2016 @ 10:09pm CDT
Bumblebee21 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:will takara do megatron since the fusion cannon will most likely be for him and blitzwing would have his sword instead of the fusion cannon.


I'd say no because he's already represented in the line in the form of Galvatron's Titan Master Nucleon. Unlike the US portrayal, in the Legends manga he actually is Megatron, having popped out of his Leader Class body.

how would they put legends brawn in though

There is no problem with Brawn, he was never in the legends line yet.
Re: Takara Tomy Legends Lio Convoy Revealed (1831307)
Posted by Kurona on October 6th, 2016 @ 10:11pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Kurona wrote:Freaking called it. No matter how much it does or doesn't look like him, if Hasbro releases a lionformer; Takara turns it into Lio Convoy.
At least this one looks a lot more like him and actually has his face unlike that disastrous Thundertron repaint.

I know it sounds like I'm being negative but this thing looks absolutely beautiful. Too bad the price tag's so high (due to, of course, being an exclusive) otherwise I'd be thinking very hard about it.

Its not exclusive, its just a normal retail release of the legends line. its only expensive because the yen is high and TFSource passes their higher costs onto us. The toy is really only 30-35 quid in Japan, which is the same price you get hasbro voyagers at in Scotland, right?

Voyagers tend to be about 25 here... though I've seen rumours of standard retail price increases for them in Titans Return. They've already happened for Deluxes - 16/17 to 20, bloody outrageous - but I've yet to really see it happen for Voyagers, aside from Kapow selling them for 30 which I think is just an individual thing more than anything.
Is this a usual thing, then? TFSource marking up prices that high for Takara's toys?
Re: Takara Tomy Legends Lio Convoy Revealed (1831308)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 6th, 2016 @ 10:12pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:will takara do megatron since the fusion cannon will most likely be for him and blitzwing would have his sword instead of the fusion cannon.


I'd say no because he's already represented in the line in the form of Galvatron's Titan Master Nucleon. Unlike the US portrayal, in the Legends manga he actually is Megatron, having popped out of his Leader Class body.

how would they put legends brawn in though
That all depends on if they're going to include either Brawn toy in the Legends line, though.


Titan Master in Legends, Legends Class in Adventure, possibly as his retool Outback as a Fallback *ba dum tsssssssssssssss*. For that matter, I'm half expecting Kickback to be placed in Adventure as well, to complement Bombshell and Sharpnel there.
Re: Takara Tomy Legends Lio Convoy Revealed (1831309)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 6th, 2016 @ 10:13pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:will takara do megatron since the fusion cannon will most likely be for him and blitzwing would have his sword instead of the fusion cannon.


I'd say no because he's already represented in the line in the form of Galvatron's Titan Master Nucleon. Unlike the US portrayal, in the Legends manga he actually is Megatron, having popped out of his Leader Class body.

how would they put legends brawn in though

There is no problem with Brawn, he was never in the legends line yet.
Except for the fact that he's dead circa the time that all the Headmaster guys came from. They'd have to explain his being alive again with some kind of resurrection story (which they could do, but the fact that they'd have to do that means that he couldn't just show up on his own without that kind of newly-made explanation).
Re: Takara Tomy Legends Lio Convoy Revealed (1831310)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on October 6th, 2016 @ 10:15pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:will takara do megatron since the fusion cannon will most likely be for him and blitzwing would have his sword instead of the fusion cannon.


I'd say no because he's already represented in the line in the form of Galvatron's Titan Master Nucleon. Unlike the US portrayal, in the Legends manga he actually is Megatron, having popped out of his Leader Class body.

how would they put legends brawn in though

There is no problem with Brawn, he was never in the legends line yet.
Except for the fact that he's dead circa the time that all the Headmaster guys came from. They'd have to explain his being alive again with some kind of resurrection story (which they could do, but the fact that they'd have to do that means that he couldn't just show up on his own without that kind of newly-made explanation).

do all of the toys have to connect with their comics in some way

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