Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG44 Sharkticon, LG45 Hot Rod, LG46 Kup at Japanese Retail

Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG44 Sharkticon, LG45 Hot Rod, LG46 Kup at Japanese Retail

Friday, October 6th, 2017 6:11am CDT

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As expected from the multiple in-hand images shown so far, Japanese retail has started carrying the recent offerings in Takara Tomy Transformers Legends line, with LG44 Sharkticon and Targetmasters LG45 Hot Rod and LG46 Kup appearing at a number of stores. Fellow Seibertronian xRotorstormx, currently visiting the country, has sent us images of the figures from Bic Camera store in Shibuya as proof!

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG44 Sharkticon, LG45 Hot Rod, LG46 Kup

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG44 Sharkticon, LG45 Hot Rod, LG46 Kup

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG44 Sharkticon, LG45 Hot Rod, LG46 Kup

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG44 Sharkticon, LG45 Hot Rod, LG46 Kup

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG44 Sharkticon, LG45 Hot Rod, LG46 Kup

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG44 Sharkticon, LG45 Hot Rod, LG46 Kup

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG44 Sharkticon, LG45 Hot Rod, LG46 Kup

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG44 Sharkticon, LG45 Hot Rod, LG46 Kup

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG44 Sharkticon, LG45 Hot Rod, LG46 Kup

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG44 Sharkticon, LG45 Hot Rod, LG46 Kup

Credit(s): xRotorstormx


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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG44 Sharkticon, LG45 Hot Rod, LG46 Kup at Japanese Retail (1914941)
Posted by Randomhero on October 6th, 2017 @ 7:04am CDT
They certainly are taking their time to get to BBTS. I only ordered Kup but I might have to snag a sharkticon if they’re available in a couple weeks. I found Scourge in box for cheap on eBay with free shipping so it’d be cool to have the sweep head and their deco as an alpha for my legion of sharkticons I already have. Still not gonna bother with Hot Rodimus. Looks nice but I’ve been heard the issues and POTP is starting in a couple months and that one will do. Though I do love his colors
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG44 Sharkticon, LG45 Hot Rod, LG46 Kup at Japanese Retail (1914948)
Posted by Big Grim on October 6th, 2017 @ 8:33am CDT
I really love that they're doing the Targetmasters. I had Kup and Recoil and a kid and loved em!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG44 Sharkticon, LG45 Hot Rod, LG46 Kup at Japanese Retail (1914982)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 6th, 2017 @ 10:53am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:And yet, no Targetmaster for Scourge


Maybe they're saving Fracas and Nightstick for special redecos of PotP Jazz as Stepper, and of PotP Inferno as Artfire? ;)

I'd at least buy Stepper, maybe Artfire too (having the MP really discourages his purchase).
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG44 Sharkticon, LG45 Hot Rod, LG46 Kup at Japanese Retail (1914998)
Posted by ScottyP on October 6th, 2017 @ 12:06pm CDT
I get it, I really do, but the Million Publishing Stepper and Artfire were so pitch perfect that my desire for any further releases of these characters in a Classics line is gone.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG44 Sharkticon, LG45 Hot Rod, LG46 Kup at Japanese Retail (1915125)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on October 7th, 2017 @ 1:32am CDT
Chefatron has the Legends Sharkticon review up, if anyone's interested
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG44 Sharkticon, LG45 Hot Rod, LG46 Kup at Japanese Retail (1915146)
Posted by Va'al on October 7th, 2017 @ 7:31am CDT
After our sighting in Japan of the Takara Tomy Transformers Legends figures from yesterday, we have a follow up story focusing on the LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod toy - in particular, the Titan Master facebackpack, as spotted by site owner Seibertron: the lips have irregular bumps instead of a smooth sculpt!

There's a production run error on the face of legends hot rod. I received two different shipments from separate Japanese retailer. 4 of the 6 I received have a flaw on the lower left lip. There are some noticeable bumps on the lip. The one xRotorstormx sent a pic of also has this problem.

Just an fyi to those looking to buy him. You might have to get a few from different sources to get one that doesn't have the flaw.


Images showing off the issue are included below!

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG44 Sharkticon, LG45 Hot Rod, LG46 Kup at Japanese Retail (1915150)
Posted by Randomhero on October 7th, 2017 @ 8:19am CDT
It’s not herpes! It’s just a coldsore!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG44 Sharkticon, LG45 Hot Rod, LG46 Kup at Japanese Retail (1915152)
Posted by Amelie on October 7th, 2017 @ 8:38am CDT
Randomhero wrote:It’s not herpes! It’s just a coldsore!


They're the same thing ;)

Its Herpes. HotRod shouldn't be so eager with the "hot" or the "rodding" it seems.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG44 Sharkticon, LG45 Hot Rod, LG46 Kup at Japanese Retail (1915159)
Posted by Kyleor on October 7th, 2017 @ 9:13am CDT
Randomhero wrote:It’s not herpes! It’s just a coldsore!


There are soooooooo many herpes jokes you can make about this, and they're all wonderfully inappropriate. :saint:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG44 Sharkticon, LG45 Hot Rod, LG46 Kup at Japanese Retail (1915167)
Posted by Jedi Kermit on October 7th, 2017 @ 10:04am CDT
Isn't the bumbs on Hot Rods lips common on the Titans Return version? Both of mine have them.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG44 Sharkticon, LG45 Hot Rod, LG46 Kup at Japanese Retail (1915176)
Posted by Rated X on October 7th, 2017 @ 11:00am CDT
Damn Hot Rod been doing something I dont wanna know...
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG44 Sharkticon, LG45 Hot Rod, LG46 Kup at Japanese Retail (1915177)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 7th, 2017 @ 11:06am CDT
Looks like someone punched him in the lip.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG44 Sharkticon, LG45 Hot Rod, LG46 Kup at Japanese Retail (1915191)
Posted by RodimusPrimal on October 7th, 2017 @ 11:40am CDT
This sucks! I was going to order this Takara HotRod but there is no way I'm going to now with the chance that I could receive Herpes HotRod. I guess I'll just have to wait until I see him at a convention and can inspect his lips myself. Can't believe it lol
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG44 Sharkticon, LG45 Hot Rod, LG46 Kup at Japanese Retail (1915194)
Posted by RustedCross on October 7th, 2017 @ 11:58am CDT
Ok, so I was annoyed for a minute. Until I looked at my Hasbro version and realized it had the flaw as well. I never noticed it.. Granted it may show more on the Takara version, but I’m not as concerned now.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG44 Sharkticon, LG45 Hot Rod, LG46 Kup at Japanese Retail (1915202)
Posted by RodimusRex on October 7th, 2017 @ 12:21pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Damn Hot Rod been doing something I dont wanna know...


That's what happens when you're a KISS Player.

8-) :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG44 Sharkticon, LG45 Hot Rod, LG46 Kup at Japanese Retail (1915215)
Posted by Relic0037 on October 7th, 2017 @ 1:33pm CDT
So now I will have to look at the other Transformers on my shelf to see who Hot Lips Hot Rod caught his case of VD from.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG44 Sharkticon, LG45 Hot Rod, LG46 Kup at Japanese Retail (1915227)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 7th, 2017 @ 3:31pm CDT
OK, a bit more on the serious side, is this cosmetic problem due to molding, or an excess of paint?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG44 Sharkticon, LG45 Hot Rod, LG46 Kup at Japanese Retail (1915246)
Posted by Jedi Kermit on October 7th, 2017 @ 5:25pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:OK, a bit more on the serious side, is this cosmetic problem due to molding, or an excess of paint?


It is molding. Both of my Titans Return Hot Rods have the same 2 bumps.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG44 Sharkticon, LG45 Hot Rod, LG46 Kup at Japanese Retail (1915251)
Posted by Relic0037 on October 7th, 2017 @ 6:22pm CDT
Just sent Roddy off to Doc Ratchet's office, so he should be able to keep his little problem under control.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG44 Sharkticon, LG45 Hot Rod, LG46 Kup at Japanese Retail (1915303)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on October 8th, 2017 @ 4:26am CDT
I haven't checked yet but I wonder if Rodimus from the Chaos set suffered that same disgrace? :VEHI:

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