Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Black Convoy and Armada Megatron Package Images

Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Black Convoy and Armada Megatron Package Images

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 3:14am CDT

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Fellow Seibertronian fenrir72 has spotted a new addition on Hisashi Yuki's Twitter feed, showing once again the Tokyo Toy Show Takara Tomy exclusive Legends Black Convoy and Armada Megatron (the Japanese repaints of Reveal the Shield G2 Laser Prime and Combiner Wars Leader Armada Megatron) - but this time, we also get to see the exclusive black boxes the figures come packaged in, plus a brief glimpse at the instruction booklet. Check them out below!

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Black Convoy and Armada Megatron Package Images

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Black Convoy and Armada Megatron Package Images

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Black Convoy and Armada Megatron Package Images (1699044)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 16th, 2015 @ 4:33am CDT
These would be soooooo worth it to keep sealed! :roll:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Black Convoy and Armada Megatron Package Images (1699049)
Posted by Heckfire on June 16th, 2015 @ 5:32am CDT
Dammit, I HAVE the OTFCC Scourge, and I STILL want this guy.

CURSE YOU, OBSESSIVE URGE TO HAVE ALL NEMESIS PRIMES!!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Black Convoy and Armada Megatron Package Images (1699052)
Posted by prjkt on June 16th, 2015 @ 6:03am CDT
Heckfire wrote:Dammit, I HAVE the OTFCC Scourge, and I STILL want this guy.

CURSE YOU, OBSESSIVE URGE TO HAVE ALL NEMESIS PRIMES!!

This guy'll be my substitute for the TFCC version, (surprisingly) much cheaper

Armada Megatron just keeps looking better and better
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Black Convoy and Armada Megatron Package Images (1699113)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 16th, 2015 @ 9:19am CDT
Hey look, on the packaging and booklet. They're actually calling him "BLACK CONVOY" in English text instead of "Scourge". Previous Legends toys used the Hasbro names in English with the original Takara names in Japanese, but here, the original Takara name is used in both Japanese and English.

However, something else of notice is on the booklet. Despite having the correct :RENEGADE: Combatron insigina, and despite the RID 2001 English dub calling him a "Decepticon", the name of his faction is written in English here as "PREDACON". Whoops.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Black Convoy and Armada Megatron Package Images (1699116)
Posted by .... on June 16th, 2015 @ 9:23am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Hey look, on the packaging. They're actually calling him "Black Convoy" in English text instead of "Scourge". Previous Legends toys used the Hasbro names in English with the original Takara names in Japanese, but here, the original Takara name is used in both Japanese and English.


Interesting. :-? Good spotting!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Black Convoy and Armada Megatron Package Images (1699121)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on June 16th, 2015 @ 9:31am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:However, something else of notice is on the booklet. Despite having the correct :RENEGADE: Combatron insigina, and despite the RID 2001 English dub calling him a "Decepticon", the name of his faction is written in English here as "PREDACON". Whoops.


Well, how would you call a Destronger in English using familiar and available names? There are no Decepticons in Car Robots, so...
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Black Convoy and Armada Megatron Package Images (1699144)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 16th, 2015 @ 10:35am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:However, something else of notice is on the booklet. Despite having the correct :RENEGADE: Combatron insigina, and despite the RID 2001 English dub calling him a "Decepticon", the name of his faction is written in English here as "PREDACON". Whoops.


Well, how would you call a Destronger in English using familiar and available names? There are no Decepticons in Car Robots, so...
There's no "Predacons" in Car Robots either (only Cybertrons, Destrongers, and Combatrons), so nothing was stopping them from using "Decepticon" just as they used "Predacon". Besides, the insignia used is :RENEGADE: for "Combatron". The Destronger insignia was :PREDACON: , which was not used for this toy. So they could have easily gotten away with claiming that " :RENEGADE: = Decepticon"
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Black Convoy and Armada Megatron Package Images (1699149)
Posted by ScottyP on June 16th, 2015 @ 10:40am CDT
I want to like that Armada Megatron, but I just don't. Something's way off about it in my mind's eye, even more so than the Hasbro one. The waist feels too purple, but it's also possible I'm not remembering the show model correctly.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Black Convoy and Armada Megatron Package Images (1699160)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on June 16th, 2015 @ 10:55am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:However, something else of notice is on the booklet. Despite having the correct :RENEGADE: Combatron insigina, and despite the RID 2001 English dub calling him a "Decepticon", the name of his faction is written in English here as "PREDACON". Whoops.


Well, how would you call a Destronger in English using familiar and available names? There are no Decepticons in Car Robots, so...
There's no "Predacons" in Car Robots either (only Cybertrons, Destrongers, and Combatrons), so nothing was stopping them from using "Decepticon" just as they used "Predacon". Besides, the insignia used is :RENEGADE: for "Combatron". The Destronger insignia was :PREDACON: , which was not used for this toy. So they could have easily gotten away with claiming that " :RENEGADE: = Decepticon"


Except that "Combatron" was treated more as a sub-group in the toyline: the box for CR Black Convoy still says "Destronger" on the side. And apparently because of the symbol used, they equated the Japanese Destronger with the US Predacons and therefore, through lack of an actual US name for the Combatron symbol (maybe Renegade?), they named Black Convoy (not Scourge) a Predacon too. Woops.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Black Convoy and Armada Megatron Package Images (1699161)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 16th, 2015 @ 10:56am CDT
ScottyP wrote:I want to like that Armada Megatron, but I just don't. Something's way off about it in my mind's eye, even more so than the Hasbro one. The waist feels too purple, but it's also possible I'm not remembering the show model correctly.
For reference:

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Black Convoy and Armada Megatron Package Images (1699196)
Posted by megatronus on June 16th, 2015 @ 12:19pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
ScottyP wrote:I want to like that Armada Megatron, but I just don't. Something's way off about it in my mind's eye, even more so than the Hasbro one. The waist feels too purple, but it's also possible I'm not remembering the show model correctly.
For reference:

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Yea, I'm not seeing the issue. I really like this darker, more brooding deco, but that's just me.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Black Convoy and Armada Megatron Package Images (1699209)
Posted by william-james88 on June 16th, 2015 @ 1:22pm CDT
What did they do to his ears?!

Also is it just me that loves it when Jelze and Sabr are bouncing TF knowledge off eachother? It's awesome.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Black Convoy and Armada Megatron Package Images (1699223)
Posted by ScottyP on June 16th, 2015 @ 2:11pm CDT
Had a couple minutes to go look back at the show's animation model. It's the amount of purple on the chest of this Takara one that's bugging me. Entirely too much. I daresay the Hasbro one is closer to "correct", especially given that neither version did the two-toned "ears" properly.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Black Convoy and Armada Megatron Package Images (1699329)
Posted by megatronus on June 16th, 2015 @ 9:35pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:Had a couple minutes to go look back at the show's animation model. It's the amount of purple on the chest of this Takara one that's bugging me. Entirely too much. I daresay the Hasbro one is closer to "correct", especially given that neither version did the two-toned "ears" properly.

Yea, the purple areas of the upper chest should have been black. Also, yes, the ears should have some orange, but if I had to choose just one of the colors, I think I prefer the complete grey over complete orange.

At any rate, the Hasbro Armada Megatron is quite nice (if clearance-bound)... but this one is just too tempting for me to pass up.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Black Convoy and Armada Megatron Package Images (1699353)
Posted by fenrir72 on June 17th, 2015 @ 12:33am CDT
ScottyP wrote:Had a couple minutes to go look back at the show's animation model. It's the amount of purple on the chest of this Takara one that's bugging me. Entirely too much. I daresay the Hasbro one is closer to "correct", especially given that neither version did the two-toned "ears" properly.


Both versions didn't get the ear colors anime accurate right? Not so much into Armada that's why I ask.....
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Black Convoy and Armada Megatron Package Images (1699458)
Posted by ScottyP on June 17th, 2015 @ 10:21am CDT
fenrir72 wrote:
ScottyP wrote:Had a couple minutes to go look back at the show's animation model. It's the amount of purple on the chest of this Takara one that's bugging me. Entirely too much. I daresay the Hasbro one is closer to "correct", especially given that neither version did the two-toned "ears" properly.


Both versions didn't get the ear colors anime accurate right? Not so much into Armada that's why I ask.....
Yeah, the ears are meant to be two-toned - gray on the interior part closer to his head (ala the Takara release) and orange on the edges (like the Hasbro one). They're both just solid colors instead. Adding to the annoyance is that both the original Armada and Micron Legend toys got this part "right"!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Black Convoy and Armada Megatron Package Images (1699466)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 17th, 2015 @ 10:49am CDT
ScottyP wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:
ScottyP wrote:Had a couple minutes to go look back at the show's animation model. It's the amount of purple on the chest of this Takara one that's bugging me. Entirely too much. I daresay the Hasbro one is closer to "correct", especially given that neither version did the two-toned "ears" properly.


Both versions didn't get the ear colors anime accurate right? Not so much into Armada that's why I ask.....
Yeah, the ears are meant to be two-toned - gray on the interior part closer to his head (ala the Takara release) and orange on the edges (like the Hasbro one). They're both just solid colors instead. Adding to the annoyance is that both the original Armada and Micron Legend toys got this part "right"!
The horns were predominately gray, though, with orange only highlighting a portion of each horn (at least in the show, that is). If they had to be either solid color, sacrificing the secondary color in the process, gray would be the correct one to go with, especially since the horns were indeed solid gray in the show before Megatron scanned his Earth mode:

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Black Convoy and Armada Megatron Package Images (1699650)
Posted by ScottyP on June 17th, 2015 @ 10:35pm CDT
Via Twipple User gadepon, along with sundry other sources online, images of colored prototypes of the upcoming Takara Tomy Legends Series Blackarachnia, Nightbird, and Slipstream are now a reality. We've mirrored the images below for your viewing pleasure.

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Is your excitement increasing for these highly anticipated lady robots? Sound off below by replying to this post, and keep it tuned in for more news as it comes in very fast and furious tonight.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Black Convoy and Armada Megatron Package Images (1699654)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on June 17th, 2015 @ 10:43pm CDT
DAMN, I better stop dragging my feet on pre-ordering these three! Even with Slipstream's vestigial-vindblade-turbines, a glance at these color samples would make you think these were original molds intended for these characters all along!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Black Convoy and Armada Megatron Package Images (1699657)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on June 17th, 2015 @ 10:55pm CDT
It's interesting that they kept all of Arcee's weapon tooling for nightbird, yet it seems Windblade's sword's been removed from Slipstream. It also seems TFA blackarachnia's claw thingy's been removed as well.

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