Takara Transformers Legends LG-EX Blue Big Convoy Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Transformers Legends LG-EX Blue Big Convoy Revealed

Monday, September 10th, 2018 11:04AM CDT

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The Takara Tomy Transformers Legends line is not done yet. Oddly enough, this latest entry into the line is not of a generations mold, which has been the case for all Legends toys so far aside from the second one (Beast Convoy). Thanks to fellow Seibertronian Scotty P and Dengeki Hobby, we now know of the next Legends release, LG-EX Big Blue Convoy!

The site calls it a redeco of the Encore Big Convoy (so basically a redeco of the original Big Convoy). This deco is based on the "Phantom Blue Coloured Big Convoy" which was given as a prize item for children's magazines (TV magazine) for a limited time in 1990 when the show was broadcast. This is not that same toy redone, similarly to how the Unicron of light is based on a similar deco as the Lucky Draw Unicron but not exactly the same.

Still, it is a fun way for people to have a chance to own something they previously thought impossible. However, unlike the Encore Unicron fo Light, this Blue Big Convoy is a TTMall exclusive and will not be sold by any other retailer in Japan. Also, unlike encore Big Convoy, this toy will be released in Transformer Legends specification package.

Below you will find images of this new release along with an image of the original lucky draw item which was previously showcased at Takara's booth earlier this year.

Takara Tomy Mall Limited LG-EX Blue Big Convoy

Price: 8,000 yen (excluding tax)
Release date: Scheduled to be released late February 2019
Target age: 15 years old and over
Publisher: Takara Tomy


Transformers News: Takara Transformers Legends LG-EX Blue Big Convoy Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Transformers Legends LG-EX Blue Big Convoy Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Transformers Legends LG-EX Blue Big Convoy Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Transformers Legends LG-EX Blue Big Convoy Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Transformers Legends LG-EX Blue Big Convoy Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Transformers Legends LG-EX Blue Big Convoy Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Transformers Legends LG-EX Blue Big Convoy Revealed
Credit(s): Dengei Hobby
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Re: Takara Transformers Legends LG-EX Blue Big Convoy Revealed (1983170)
Posted by jtanimator on September 10th, 2018 @ 11:19am CDT
DANG that mammoth looks fine :APPLAUSE:
Re: Takara Transformers Legends LG-EX Blue Big Convoy Revealed (1983179)
Posted by shajaki on September 10th, 2018 @ 11:50am CDT
This might be the most outlandish news/reveal I've seen in years. :shock:

So... anyone upset that they preordered the Encore BC now that this has popped up?
Re: Takara Transformers Legends LG-EX Blue Big Convoy Revealed (1983210)
Posted by Flashwave on September 10th, 2018 @ 1:23pm CDT
What is this an homage of?
Re: Takara Transformers Legends LG-EX Blue Big Convoy Revealed (1983217)
Posted by shajaki on September 10th, 2018 @ 1:43pm CDT
Now that I think about it... they kinda screwed up. The Encore Big convoy would have been more suitable for the Legends line, and this blue boy would have been more suitable for the Encore line :-?
Re: Takara Transformers Legends LG-EX Blue Big Convoy Revealed (1983227)
Posted by Overcracker on September 10th, 2018 @ 2:07pm CDT
Flashwave wrote:What is this an homage of?


As mentioned in the post by WJ. The Lucky Draw Blue Big Convoy from the late 90's. Later repurposed as the Vanguard Leader.

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Primus_Vanguard_leader
Re: Takara Transformers Legends LG-EX Blue Big Convoy Revealed (1983242)
Posted by Emerje on September 10th, 2018 @ 3:58pm CDT
I definitely want him to go with Magna Convoy. I never thought we'd actually get this figure since e-Hobby exclusives seem to no longer be a thing in favor of TTM. These new pics aren't as blue as I would like so hopefully it's just bad lighting.

Emerje
Re: Takara Transformers Legends LG-EX Blue Big Convoy Revealed (1983243)
Posted by Burn on September 10th, 2018 @ 3:59pm CDT
I want him. Time to start selling off pieces of Cobes' soul.
Re: Takara Transformers Legends LG-EX Blue Big Convoy Revealed (1983253)
Posted by Cobotron on September 10th, 2018 @ 5:28pm CDT
Burn wrote:I want him. Time to start selling off pieces of Cobes' soul.
I'd buy that for a dollar!!!
Re: Takara Transformers Legends LG-EX Blue Big Convoy Revealed (1983263)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 10th, 2018 @ 6:04pm CDT
This is shocking.

I honestly wonder if this toy will actually have any real connection to Big Convoy as a character, as it's quite possible that its final name and bio could instead depict it as the still-unnamed Leader of the Primus Vanguard, who was himself a repurpose of the old Lucky Draw blue Big Convoy figure.

Re: Takara Transformers Legends LG-EX Blue Big Convoy Revealed (1983352)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 11th, 2018 @ 8:12am CDT
TakaraTomy Mall has put up a preorder page for Legends LG-EX Blue Big Convoy - https://takaratomymall.jp/shop/g/g4904810128816/

I hadn't realized before now, but seeing this comparison pic between Blue Big Convoy and Encore Big Convoy shows that they don't have the same headsculpt. Encore Big Convoy has a new cartoon-accurate head while Blue Big Convoy keeps that of the original toy.

(click for full size)

Re: Takara Transformers Legends LG-EX Blue Big Convoy Revealed (1983361)
Posted by william-james88 on September 11th, 2018 @ 8:47am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:TakaraTomy Mall has put up a preorder page for Legends LG-EX Blue Big Convoy - https://takaratomymall.jp/shop/g/g4904810128816/

I hadn't realized before now, but seeing this comparison pic between Blue Big Convoy and Encore Big Convoy shows that they don't have the same headsculpt. Encore Big Convoy has a new cartoon-accurate head while Blue Big Convoy keeps that of the original toy.

(click for full size)


Before I news this, I want to know, are you 100% sure and its not just because we are looking at different angles and paint apps?
Re: Takara Transformers Legends LG-EX Blue Big Convoy Revealed (1983368)
Posted by ZeroWolf on September 11th, 2018 @ 8:55am CDT
That's really hard to tell if they are different, to my eyes, they look the same... Though I notice that encore big convoy has a bit of silver paint that's been misapplied on his head crest
Re: Takara Transformers Legends LG-EX Blue Big Convoy Revealed (1983371)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 11th, 2018 @ 9:21am CDT
william-james88 wrote:Before I news this, I want to know, are you 100% sure and its not just because we are looking at different angles and paint apps?
Trying to verify this, now. Stay tuned.
Re: Takara Transformers Legends LG-EX Blue Big Convoy Revealed (1983378)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 11th, 2018 @ 10:17am CDT
william-james88 wrote:Before I news this, I want to know, are you 100% sure and its not just because we are looking at different angles and paint apps?
Turns out I was misinformed. The original claim wasn't clear that it was really talking about the deco of the Encore's head being different, in regards to how both the original Big Convoy toy and the original Lucky Draw blue Big Convoy had the same head deco, but now the head decos between these two are different.
Re: Takara Transformers Legends LG-EX Blue Big Convoy Revealed (1983515)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on September 11th, 2018 @ 11:23pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Before I news this, I want to know, are you 100% sure and its not just because we are looking at different angles and paint apps?
Turns out I was misinformed. The original claim wasn't clear that it was really talking about the deco of the Encore's head being different, in regards to how both the original Big Convoy toy and the original Lucky Draw blue Big Convoy had the same head deco, but now the head decos between these two are different.


Yup, sculpts are the same. Pulled up the original Big Convoy and all details match up.

Even then, it's always prudent to check the claim yourself first, before passing it on. Don't wanna jump the gun (PotP Punch's gun a reuse of TR Arcee's? I don't think so, I checked), now do we?

What would be important to verify is if the reissue has kept Ultra Mammoth's retooling to the anchor missile launcher.
Re: Takara Transformers Legends LG-EX Blue Big Convoy Revealed (1983625)
Posted by william-james88 on September 12th, 2018 @ 8:09pm CDT
Blue Big Convoy avalable for preorder at Anime Export. This is a TTMall exclusive, so basically AE is not getting them directly and you have to pay a mark up, so it comes out to a little $92 USD before shipping, which would probably be another $20 or so.

http://www.anime-export.com/product/41339

Dont know if BBTS will also have it but if so it will be for a similar total cost.
Re: Takara Transformers Legends LG-EX Blue Big Convoy Revealed (1983644)
Posted by shajaki on September 12th, 2018 @ 10:26pm CDT
I'm not worried. BBTS has gotten every TTM Exclusive I'm aware of. They'll get this one too.
Re: Takara Transformers Legends LG-EX Blue Big Convoy Revealed (1983652)
Posted by william-james88 on September 12th, 2018 @ 10:56pm CDT
shajaki wrote:I'm not worried. BBTS has gotten every TTM Exclusive I'm aware of. They'll get this one too.

You would rather order from BBTS than AE?
Re: Takara Transformers Legends LG-EX Blue Big Convoy Revealed (1983653)
Posted by shajaki on September 12th, 2018 @ 11:03pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
shajaki wrote:I'm not worried. BBTS has gotten every TTM Exclusive I'm aware of. They'll get this one too.
You would rather order from BBTS than AE?
More often than not. With BBTS I can POL stuff, and take my time. AE is kind of annoying with their immediate payments and deadlines (which can come up prematurely, I assume because of stock levels).
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