Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Rhinox, Rattle, Waspinator Reissue

Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Rhinox, Rattle, Waspinator Reissue

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 2:55am CDT

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From the Q Transformers website we have some interesting news pertaining to the Takara Tomy Transformers Legends line, as they see the re-release with some tweaks of the Rhinox, Waspinator and Rattle (Rattrap) figures for the Beast Wars 20th Anniversary. The latter will see an eye colour change, to better match the CGI model, while the other two will feature some general paint modifications. Check them out in the images below!

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Rhinox, Rattle, Waspinator Reissue

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Rhinox, Rattle, Waspinator Reissue

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Rhinox, Rattle, Waspinator Reissue (1774925)
Posted by King Kuuga on March 23rd, 2016 @ 3:37am CDT
TAKE NOTES, HASBRO.
:HEADHURTS: :HEADHURTS: :HEADHURTS:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Rhinox, Rattle, Waspinator Reissue (1774935)
Posted by frogbat on March 23rd, 2016 @ 5:30am CDT
yay maybe finally i can get me a waspinatorrrrrrr
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Rhinox, Rattle, Waspinator Reissue (1774937)
Posted by Randomhero on March 23rd, 2016 @ 6:01am CDT
That Bot wrote:TAKE NOTES, HASBRO.
:HEADHURTS: :HEADHURTS: :HEADHURTS:



Rattrap and rhinox can still be found in stores. They ended up being shelfwarmers
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Rhinox, Rattle, Waspinator Reissue (1774939)
Posted by ZeroWolf on March 23rd, 2016 @ 6:21am CDT
Randomhero wrote:
That Bot wrote:TAKE NOTES, HASBRO.
:HEADHURTS: :HEADHURTS: :HEADHURTS:



Rattrap and rhinox can still be found in stores. They ended up being shelfwarmers

I think it's more about what takara are doing to celebrate the anniversary of beast wars then anything else.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Rhinox, Rattle, Waspinator Reissue (1774941)
Posted by william-james88 on March 23rd, 2016 @ 6:31am CDT
Randomhero wrote:
That Bot wrote:TAKE NOTES, HASBRO.
:HEADHURTS: :HEADHURTS: :HEADHURTS:



Rattrap and rhinox can still be found in stores. They ended up being shelfwarmers


But not with this superior deco. Thats like saying we dont need G2 Menasor since some stores still carry wave 2 of combiner wars. Its different decos. And in the case of Rhinox, very sought after.
If these were never rereleased, you'd be stuck paying 200$ on the aftermarket for Rhinox, just check this: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Transformers-TF- ... SwpIdW754a
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Rhinox, Rattle, Waspinator Reissue (1774943)
Posted by Randomhero on March 23rd, 2016 @ 7:10am CDT
But on a business sense if the mold didn't sell than they wouldn't look at releasing the same character a second time unless it's a platinum edition and then you'll just be on here ranting about 3 recent figures that was originally $60 combined is now $120.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Rhinox, Rattle, Waspinator Reissue (1774954)
Posted by King Kuuga on March 23rd, 2016 @ 8:46am CDT
Randomhero wrote:
That Bot wrote:TAKE NOTES, HASBRO.
:HEADHURTS: :HEADHURTS: :HEADHURTS:



Rattrap and rhinox can still be found in stores. They ended up being shelfwarmers

Rhinox stuck around a bit but not abnormally long in my area. I haven't seen a Waspinator in years. So no, not shelfwarmers, not around here.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Rhinox, Rattle, Waspinator Reissue (1774956)
Posted by william-james88 on March 23rd, 2016 @ 8:53am CDT
Randomhero wrote:But on a business sense if the mold didn't sell than they wouldn't look at releasing the same character a second time unless it's a platinum edition and then you'll just be on here ranting about 3 recent figures that was originally $60 combined is now $120.


It would definitely be a platinum edition and it actually turns out that the RID Platinum set as well as the coneheads are well priced. So if they released these in premium decos at a decent price, I am sure it would sell among fans.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Rhinox, Rattle, Waspinator Reissue (1774960)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 23rd, 2016 @ 9:42am CDT
It still amazes me that Google Translate will approximate "Waspeeter" as "Waspinator" instead of leaving it alone.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Rhinox, Rattle, Waspinator Reissue (1774961)
Posted by Targetmaster Kup on March 23rd, 2016 @ 9:49am CDT
The Hasbro versions are still very much available. I still find Rattraps at Walmart stores from time to time, and it was superior to the Takara version.\

All 3 are still readily available on Amazon too:

:MAXIMAL: $29 Rhinox http://amzn.to/1T6ecUQ
:MAXIMAL: $20 Rattrap http://amzn.to/1pyBbff
:PREDACON: $18 Waspinator http://amzn.to/1MCdrwh
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Rhinox, Rattle, Waspinator Reissue (1774965)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 23rd, 2016 @ 10:04am CDT
The shelfwarmer thing is true. There are still Rhinox's and Rattraps in my local walmarts, TRU and Targets. They won't leave :MAXIMAL:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Rhinox, Rattle, Waspinator Reissue (1774972)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 23rd, 2016 @ 10:16am CDT
TFYuki Tweeted individual pics of Rhinox, Waspeeter, and Rattle:

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Rhinox, Rattle, Waspinator Reissue (1774986)
Posted by Insurgent on March 23rd, 2016 @ 11:00am CDT
That Waspinator is completely different to the last Takara one. The abdomen is yellow instead of gold and I'm sure his green is lighter.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Rhinox, Rattle, Waspinator Reissue (1774997)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on March 23rd, 2016 @ 12:02pm CDT
So, it looks like with Rhinox and Waspinator, Takara scaled back significantly on the metallic paint applications. Rhinox still looks great with a more matte brown paint job on his hide. Waspinator too looks more on model, and the greens are still fairly metallic and shiny. It looks like the only real differences for Rattrap are black beast mode eyes and a change in shade for the bronze highlights on his robot mold shoulders? If I'm remembering correctly, the black eyes are correct for his beast form in the cartoon, but they changed to red in robot mode. So, Takara thought we needed a more accurate beast mode, essentially?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Rhinox, Rattle, Waspinator Reissue (1775005)
Posted by william-james88 on March 23rd, 2016 @ 12:15pm CDT
Fellow Seibertronian Sabrblade gave us word of new twitter posts from TF Yuki which showcase the three upcoming reissues of Generations/Legends Beast Wars toys coming out for the 20th anniversary of the show and toyline. Below you will find the new photos which have these familiar toys in the most accurate show deco yet. Rattrap has black eyes, Rhinox' brown is matte and Waspinator has these gorgeous black stripes along his yellow antennas. Below the new pictures, you can see the older toys for a quick comparison.

UPDATE: Looking at the numbers LG-EX, these will be show exclusives like last year's Armada Megatron and Black Convoy. They will still be available to purchase at import retailers but at a higher price than normal.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Rhinox, Rattle, Waspinator Reissue (1775009)
Posted by carytheone on March 23rd, 2016 @ 12:20pm CDT
Waspinator looks nizzzze!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Rhinox, Rattle, Waspinator Reissue (1775013)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 23rd, 2016 @ 12:24pm CDT
All 3 of these look sooooooooo cooooooool! That is a Waspinator!! :MAXIMAL:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Rhinox, Rattle, Waspinator Reissue (1775029)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on March 23rd, 2016 @ 12:46pm CDT
it's like a Legends Telemocha Waspitas, beautiful

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Rhinox, Rattle, Waspinator Reissue (1775034)
Posted by william-james88 on March 23rd, 2016 @ 12:50pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:it's like a Legends Telemocha Waspitas, beautiful

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I agree, I will probably buy this and sell my hasbro one. No need for a masterpiece when he looks like this.

The only thing I am wondering now is if this will be a 3 pack.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Rhinox, Rattle, Waspinator Reissue (1775058)
Posted by william-james88 on March 23rd, 2016 @ 1:46pm CDT
That Bot wrote:TAKE NOTES, HASBRO.
:HEADHURTS: :HEADHURTS: :HEADHURTS:


I looked into this and this is no better than Hasbro in the end since these are con exclusives and not in any way accessible to any of us until the aftermarket which will be pricey. Hasbro is also doing the 20th anniversary of beas wars as con exclusives, but instead of rereleasing figures, they are giving us new figures (retooled with very different deco) which make an updated version of Tripedicus.

So Hasbro has beaten Takara in terms of show exclusive exclusives honouring Beast Wars, from my perspective.

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