Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain

Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain

Monday, September 5th, 2016 11:52pm CDT

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Fellow Seibertronians, following on from the other big news item in MP Grappple, TFSource has also revealed the first official images of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain, as many expected, he differs from the Hasbro offering - but not by much, as he is only a few shades darker. So what do you make of this figure? Is this alternate deco enough to sway you towards the heftier price? Let us know what you think of him in the comments below.

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1821861)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 5th, 2016 @ 11:53pm CDT
Painted. Shuttle. Cockpit! :michaelbay:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1821862)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on September 5th, 2016 @ 11:54pm CDT
Shame he doesn't have any painted train wheels, that was the one thing I expected of TT :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1821863)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 5th, 2016 @ 11:54pm CDT
That is a pretty slick look right there
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1821865)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 5th, 2016 @ 11:56pm CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:Shame he doesn't have any painted train wheels, that was the one thing I expected of TT :BANG_HEAD:
But his train wheels are supposed to be purple. Just as they were on both the original Hasbro toy and the e-HOBBY prototype-accurate reissue toy.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1821866)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on September 5th, 2016 @ 11:58pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:Shame he doesn't have any painted train wheels, that was the one thing I expected of TT :BANG_HEAD:
But his train wheels are supposed to be purple. Just as they were on both the original Hasbro toy and the e-HOBBY prototype-accurate reissue toy.

Sorry, that's not an acceptable excuse, I expected it from hasbro, but not TT - not interested [-(
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1821867)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 6th, 2016 @ 12:04am CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:Shame he doesn't have any painted train wheels, that was the one thing I expected of TT :BANG_HEAD:
But his train wheels are supposed to be purple. Just as they were on both the original Hasbro toy and the e-HOBBY prototype-accurate reissue toy.

Sorry, that's not an acceptable excuse, I expected it from hasbro, but not TT - not interested [-(
Astrotrain has purple train wheels, both in the toys and the cartoon. It is (was?) customary for steam locomotives to have wheels in the same color as the main body. That's an extremely common thing with steam engines, and G1 Astrotrain was no exception.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1821868)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on September 6th, 2016 @ 12:08am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:Shame he doesn't have any painted train wheels, that was the one thing I expected of TT :BANG_HEAD:
But his train wheels are supposed to be purple. Just as they were on both the original Hasbro toy and the e-HOBBY prototype-accurate reissue toy.

Sorry, that's not an acceptable excuse, I expected it from hasbro, but not TT - not interested [-(
Astrotrain has purple train wheels, both in the toys and the cartoon. It is (was?) customary for steam locomotives to have wheels in the same color as the main body. That's an extremely common thing with steam engines, and G1 Astrotrain was no exception.

But this mold has grey as the predominant color, so they could have gotten away with coloring them. So, essentially you're paying $25+ for a painted cockpit and a darker shade of grey, talk about a rip-off >:oP
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1821871)
Posted by durroth on September 6th, 2016 @ 12:11am CDT
Now let's all take a moment to look at this thing again and realize that the wheel panels are molded in grey, and their sin apparently *is* painting the wheels.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1821872)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on September 6th, 2016 @ 12:12am CDT
durroth wrote:Now let's all take a moment to look at this thing again and realize that the wheel panels are in grey, and their sin apparently *is* painting the wheels.

The irony is smothering :HEADHURTS:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1821874)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 6th, 2016 @ 12:16am CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:But this mold has grey as the predominant color,
In train mode it looks to be about even between the two colors.

And now that it's been pointed out that the pieces the wheels are a part of are both gray plastic painted purple, that says to me that Takara attempted to add more purple to the train body since the original train was all purple, while at the same time maintaining the notion of the wheels being the same color as the part of the train body that they are attached to, just like on actual steam engines, the aforementioned toys, and the cartoon model.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1821875)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on September 6th, 2016 @ 12:19am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:But this mold has grey as the predominant color,
In train mode it looks to be about even between the two colors.

And now that it's been pointed out that the pieces the wheels are a part of are both gray plastic painted purple, that says to me that Takara attempted to add more purple to the train body since the original train was all purple, while at the same time maintaining the notion of the wheels being the same color as the part of the train body that they are attached to, just like on actual steam engines, the aforementioned toys, and the cartoon model.

But a quick google search shows that that only holds true for about 55% of steam engines, so.... :HEADHURTS:

And the fact that the train mode is about 50/50 purple and grey means that they could have gotten away with using that as an excuse either way, but didn't, because: G1 =;
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1821876)
Posted by durroth on September 6th, 2016 @ 12:23am CDT
actually, comparing the two, unless there were multiple red sprues in the sentinel prime mold, I don't think there is *any* purple plastic on that astrotrain. It's all paint ops.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1821878)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on September 6th, 2016 @ 12:27am CDT
durroth wrote:actually, comparing the two, unless there were multiple red sprues in the sentinel prime mold, I don't think there is *any* purple plastic on that astrotrain. It's all paint ops.

Likely only the guns, the shoulder-pylons, and the headmaster
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1821879)
Posted by durroth on September 6th, 2016 @ 12:32am CDT
yeah, the amount of paint ops on this is actually impressive.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1821880)
Posted by fenrir72 on September 6th, 2016 @ 12:35am CDT
Bought.......once pre-orders are in! ETA February by Takara's release dates. By the by, no amount of convincing won't be able to convince an already made up mind........just saying. One's loss is our gain I guess.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1821885)
Posted by Deadput on September 6th, 2016 @ 1:01am CDT
We complaining about painted train wheels now?


Thought you people hate Hasbro for not putting enough paint on their toys.


So less paint or more paint?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1821893)
Posted by fenrir72 on September 6th, 2016 @ 2:21am CDT
Deadput wrote:We complaining about painted train wheels now?


Thought you people hate Hasbro for not putting enough paint on their toys.


So less paint or more paint?


As I mentioned in the latest 16 sec ad comment I made in tongue in cheek, if it's not a screw exposed, it's the robot's eye squinting. TF fans just are never satisfied. :-P
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1821899)
Posted by ToaChronix on September 6th, 2016 @ 3:06am CDT
The alt modes are still terrible but damn that robot mode looks nice.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1821900)
Posted by Kurona on September 6th, 2016 @ 3:10am CDT
Mmmm... naaaah, can't quite see myself jumping on this. Hasbro's easily good enough for me. The painted cockpit is kind of the only thing I like about this over Takara's but it's not the greatest colour.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG40 Astrotrain (1821921)
Posted by SureShot18 on September 6th, 2016 @ 5:36am CDT
The Hasbro version is absolutely fine for what I look for in Astrotrain. The painted cockpits are nice I'll admit.

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