Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LD13 Megatron Released in May 2015

Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LD13 Megatron Released in May 2015

Thursday, January 15th, 2015 11:11am CST

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Thank to a tip from fellow Seibertron.com user fenrir72, the news staff has sourced the release date of the Takara Tomy Legends deco of the upcoming Leader Megatron figure! Via site sponsor HobbyLinkJapan, we can confirm the big bad Decepticon Autobot robot will be heading your ways in May 2015 (and is currently up for pre-order at ¥6000, approx US$50)!

NOTE: The images below are Hasbro images used as placeholders for Takara listings.

Standing a majestic 25cm tall, Megatron transforms into a burly tank with a firing cannon! The metallic silver paint makes this amazing version of the Decepticon leader really stand out. Don't miss out, place your order now!


Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LD13 Megatron Released in May 2015

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LD13 Megatron Released in May 2015

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This article was last modified on Thursday, January 15th, 2015 11:27am CST

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LD13 Megatron Released in May 2015 (1639398)
Posted by steve2275 on January 15th, 2015 @ 11:14am CST
id pay 50 bucks for that
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LD13 Megatron Released in May 2015 (1639399)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 15th, 2015 @ 11:15am CST
"This is the foreign version pictured"

"foreign" meaning "Hasbro" version.

Typical Takara placeholders.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LD13 Megatron Released in May 2015 (1639401)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on January 15th, 2015 @ 11:20am CST
Sabrblade wrote:"This is the foreign version pictured"

"foreign" meaning "Hasbro" version.

Typical Takara placeholders.


At last, now we know. I was pretty sure there weren't any real differences between Takara's solicitation and Hasbro's stock photography. It'll be interesting to see what Takara does with the deco. I wonder if they'll bother to release the "Armada" version as well. Might they go the extra mile and retool it to put the cannon on his hip?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LD13 Megatron Released in May 2015 (1639405)
Posted by DMSL on January 15th, 2015 @ 11:26am CST
A good looking figure but i don't understand why it isn't a voyager class figure. I feel that would make it scale better with the current classic figures.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LD13 Megatron Released in May 2015 (1639406)
Posted by Va'al on January 15th, 2015 @ 11:27am CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:"This is the foreign version pictured"

"foreign" meaning "Hasbro" version.

Typical Takara placeholders.


At last, now we know. I was pretty sure there weren't any real differences between Takara's solicitation and Hasbro's stock photography. It'll be interesting to see what Takara does with the deco. I wonder if they'll bother to release the "Armada" version as well. Might they go the extra mile and retool it to put the cannon on his hip?


Yeah, I made an edit to the post to point it out.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LD13 Megatron Released in May 2015 (1639443)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 15th, 2015 @ 12:32pm CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:It'll be interesting to see what Takara does with the deco. I wonder if they'll bother to release the "Armada" version as well. Might they go the extra mile and retool it to put the cannon on his hip?
Takara seems to be avoiding releasing retools of molds from the same line in their Japanese Generations lines lately.

They never released the FOC Wreckers, Doubledealer, Junkheap, Sky Shadow (Black Shadow), Dreadwing, Goldfire, Crosscut (or Skids, for that matter), Jhiaxus, Nightbeat (outside of Million Publishing's Goshooter exclusive), or any of the GDO retoolings (outside of the Cloud line, which is done).
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LD13 Megatron Released in May 2015 (1639502)
Posted by Evil Eye on January 15th, 2015 @ 2:34pm CST
That looks seriously nice.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LD13 Megatron Released in May 2015 (1639515)
Posted by Peridot on January 15th, 2015 @ 3:00pm CST
Va'al wrote:
Standing a majestic 25cm tall, Megatron transforms into a burly tank with a firing cannon! The metallic silver paint makes this amazing version of the Decepticon leader really stand out. Don't miss out, place your order now!

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*squeee* Holy crap, 25 centimeters! That's actually slightly taller than MP-10! :DANCE: This is everything I could ever want in an official Hastak Megatron! It'll be even better once someone (and you know someone will) makes articulated hands for it!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LD13 Megatron Released in May 2015 (1639520)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 15th, 2015 @ 3:15pm CST
Metro Prime wrote:*squeee* Holy crap, 25 centimeters! That's actually slightly taller than MP-10! :DANCE:
But we've seen how it sizes up to MP-10. It's shorter.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LD13 Megatron Released in May 2015 (1639524)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 15th, 2015 @ 3:19pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Metro Prime wrote:*squeee* Holy crap, 25 centimeters! That's actually slightly taller than MP-10! :DANCE:
But we've seen how it sizes up to MP-10. It's shorter.

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For the fans of the imperial system, 25 cm is roughly 10 inches. :-B
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LD13 Megatron Released in May 2015 (1639556)
Posted by Peridot on January 15th, 2015 @ 4:37pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Metro Prime wrote:*squeee* Holy crap, 25 centimeters! That's actually slightly taller than MP-10! :DANCE:
But we've seen how it sizes up to MP-10. It's shorter.

Image


For the fans of the imperial system, 25 cm is roughly 10 inches. :-B

Exactly. MP-10 is 9.5 inches, and that comparison photo is tiny, squashed horizontally, and not at a great angle.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LD13 Megatron Released in May 2015 (1639563)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 15th, 2015 @ 5:11pm CST
Metro Prime wrote:Exactly. MP-10 is 9.5 inches, and that comparison photo is tiny, squashed horizontally, and not at a great angle.
It is very possible that HLJ was counting the height added by the treads on the figure's back, which can be raised above the figure's head.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LD13 Megatron Released in May 2015 (1639587)
Posted by Robogeek1973 on January 15th, 2015 @ 6:29pm CST
At least Megatron is looking better than he did in the initial pics from a few months ago, as those made him look freaking horrid.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LD13 Megatron Released in May 2015 (1639621)
Posted by Emerje on January 15th, 2015 @ 8:15pm CST
Funny how the best shots of Hasbro's Megatron come from Takara. I'm optimistic about this being a really good figure, maybe even the best Transformer under US$50. Can't believe Hasbro has gone this long without giving him and Armada Megs a public appearance. Really want to see him under less than ideal conditions.

Then again, I still haven't seen Jetfire in person at any store and the new Walmart shelf reset doesn't have spaces for Leaders so I'll certainly have to buy him online.

Emerje
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LD13 Megatron Released in May 2015 (1639869)
Posted by CrankyOldTruck on January 16th, 2015 @ 12:54pm CST
Looks great in robot mode with all that silver but it just doesn't quite do it for me in tank mode. A tank is supposed to be gritty, rugged and shiny silver just doesn't bring that vibe across. >:oP
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LD13 Megatron Released in May 2015 (1639873)
Posted by william-james88 on January 16th, 2015 @ 1:02pm CST
CrankyOldTruck wrote:Looks great in robot mode with all that silver but it just doesn't quite do it for me in tank mode. A tank is supposed to be gritty, rugged and shiny silver just doesn't bring that vibe across. >:oP


We dont know if thats the deco Takara will go for since they are using the Hasbro version for pictures right now. For all we know, we might be in a time of reversal where it is Hasbro who has the shinier finishes, which was the case with Jetfire.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LD13 Megatron Released in May 2015 (1639882)
Posted by megatronus on January 16th, 2015 @ 1:45pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
CrankyOldTruck wrote:Looks great in robot mode with all that silver but it just doesn't quite do it for me in tank mode. A tank is supposed to be gritty, rugged and shiny silver just doesn't bring that vibe across. >:oP


We dont know if thats the deco Takara will go for since they are using the Hasbro version for pictures right now. For all we know, we might be in a time of reversal where it is Hasbro who has the shinier finishes, which was the case with Jetfire.

If we got a dark grey coloration similar to that of United WFC Megatron, I would be one happy camper.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LD13 Megatron Released in May 2015 (1639911)
Posted by Cyberpath on January 16th, 2015 @ 3:57pm CST
Larger photos from Amazon Japan, click to enlarge:

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Looks good but I'm still on the fence. I wonder if the shoulder joints will stick out like that in every pose.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LD13 Megatron Released in May 2015 (1639913)
Posted by william-james88 on January 16th, 2015 @ 4:01pm CST
Cyberpath wrote:Larger photos from Amazon Japan, click to enlarge:


Looks good but I'm still on the fence. I wonder if the shoulder joints will stick out like that in every pose.


Shouldnt these be posted on the Generations thread instead? Because this isnt the Takara version.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LD13 Megatron Released in May 2015 (1639916)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 16th, 2015 @ 4:08pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Cyberpath wrote:Larger photos from Amazon Japan, click to enlarge:


Looks good but I'm still on the fence. I wonder if the shoulder joints will stick out like that in every pose.


Shouldnt these be posted on the Generations thread instead? Because this isnt the Takara version.


The listing should be for the TakaraTomy one, but the images are of the Hasbro version, used as placeholders. Common practice.

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