Takara Tomy reveals Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus and Greatshot (UPDATED)

Transformers News: Takara Tomy reveals Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus and Greatshot (UPDATED)

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 8:35PM CDT

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Thanks to fellow Seibertronian and Twincast/Podcast member Razorclaw0000 who found a tweet from @p2099 who posted some new images of LG-EX Greatshot and LG-EX Grand Maximus. The images are originally from Takara Tomy's Transformers website at tf.takaratomy.co.jp. Both are redecos/retools of Takara Tomy's Transformers Legends Sixshot and Fortress Maximus, both of which were released as part of Hasbro's Titans Return product line.

Both Autobots were originally Japanese exclusive characters that have yet to see a release of any form from Hasbro. Greatshot was originally a character and toy from Takara's exclusive Victory series in 1989 and Grand Maximus was originally from Takara's exclusive Masterforce series in 1988. You can view a massive gallery of Masterforce Grand Maximus right here on Seibertron.com.

LG-EX figures are usually show exclusive figures that do get carried by domestic collector shops. Due to this, LG-EX exclusives generally cost more than main line figures. It appears maybe the first 3,000 come with pretender shell, but it’s not easy to translate. If anyone out there is better at Japanese than us and can tell us what is written on these images, let us know in the forums or via our contact form.

Below are the images, which have been updated to be much larger images than what we originally posted.

Transformers News: Takara Tomy reveals Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus and Greatshot (UPDATED)

Transformers News: Takara Tomy reveals Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus and Greatshot (UPDATED)

And here's a pic of G1 Grand Maximus alongside his fellow Masterforce Cybertrons and Destrons!

Transformers News: Takara Tomy reveals Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus and Greatshot (UPDATED)
Credit(s): @p2099
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Re: Takara Tomy reveals Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus and Greatshot (UPDATED) (1915807)
Posted by Bounti76 on October 10th, 2017 @ 8:43pm CDT
These look pretty sweet, especially [strike]Grand[/strike] Brave Max. Makes me wonder, with Takara reviving the Encore line, if a reissue of the original Grand Max could happen at some point.
Re: Takara Tomy reveals Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus and Greatshot (UPDATED) (1915809)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 10th, 2017 @ 8:49pm CDT
Wowie kazowey!!!! :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:
Re: Takara Tomy reveals Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus and Greatshot (UPDATED) (1915810)
Posted by steals_your_goats on October 10th, 2017 @ 8:55pm CDT
I definitely think that's a translucent prime master decoy suit with Brave Max but not one we've seen yet. These came out of nowhere and I'm definitely getting them. Really hope I can get my hands on that pretender extra.
Re: Takara Tomy reveals Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus and Greatshot (UPDATED) (1915811)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on October 10th, 2017 @ 8:57pm CDT
I wonder if the shell is an early release of one of the Power of Primes pretenders.
Re: Takara Tomy reveals Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus and Greatshot (UPDATED) (1915812)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 10th, 2017 @ 9:03pm CDT
Bounti76 wrote:These look pretty sweet, especially [strike]Grand[/strike] Brave Max. Makes me wonder, with Takara reviving the Encore line, if a reissue of the original Grand Max could happen at some point.
steals_your_goats wrote:I definitely think that's a translucent prime master decoy suit with Brave Max but not one we've seen yet.
That's Grand Maximus, guys.
Re: Takara Tomy reveals Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus and Greatshot (UPDATED) (1915814)
Posted by steals_your_goats on October 10th, 2017 @ 9:09pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Bounti76 wrote:These look pretty sweet, especially [strike]Grand[/strike] Brave Max. Makes me wonder, with Takara reviving the Encore line, if a reissue of the original Grand Max could happen at some point.
steals_your_goats wrote:I definitely think that's a translucent prime master decoy suit with Brave Max but not one we've seen yet.
That's Grand Maximus, guys.

Oops my bad!
Re: Takara Tomy reveals Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus and Greatshot (UPDATED) (1915816)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 10th, 2017 @ 9:13pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:It appears maybe the first 3,000 come with pretender shell, but it’s not easy to translate.
Just found out that it says that if orders for Grand Max exceed 3000, then the clear Pretender shell will be included.
Re: Takara Tomy reveals Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus and Greatshot (UPDATED) (1915817)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 10th, 2017 @ 9:16pm CDT
The original source for this images is TakaraTomy's main Transformers website - http://tf.takaratomy.co.jp/
Re: Takara Tomy reveals Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus and Greatshot (UPDATED) (1915820)
Posted by Bounti76 on October 10th, 2017 @ 9:30pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Bounti76 wrote:These look pretty sweet, especially [strike]Grand[/strike] Brave Max. Makes me wonder, with Takara reviving the Encore line, if a reissue of the original Grand Max could happen at some point.
steals_your_goats wrote:I definitely think that's a translucent prime master decoy suit with Brave Max but not one we've seen yet.
That's Grand Maximus, guys.


Maybe it's just the color in the images, then, but all I see are red, black, and bright blue, and that says Brave Maximus to me, not Grand Maximus, who had a considerable amount of teal on him. The inclusion of the Pretender is the only thing that says Grand Max to me.
Re: Takara Tomy reveals Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus and Greatshot (UPDATED) (1915821)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 10th, 2017 @ 9:35pm CDT
Bounti76 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Bounti76 wrote:These look pretty sweet, especially [strike]Grand[/strike] Brave Max. Makes me wonder, with Takara reviving the Encore line, if a reissue of the original Grand Max could happen at some point.
steals_your_goats wrote:I definitely think that's a translucent prime master decoy suit with Brave Max but not one we've seen yet.
That's Grand Maximus, guys.


Maybe it's just the color in the images, then, but all I see are red, black, and bright blue, and that says Brave Maximus to me, not Grand Maximus, who had a considerable amount of teal on him. The inclusion of the Pretender is the only thing that says Grand Max to me.
Brave Maximus doesn't have red arms.

Or white shorts.

Or blue leg cannons.

Or a sword.

Or a Pretender shell.

Or "Gurando Makushimasu" as his name.
Re: Takara Tomy reveals Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus and Greatshot (UPDATED) (1915822)
Posted by Randomhero on October 10th, 2017 @ 9:39pm CDT
-sigh- someday Christmas Maximus...someday...

Re: Takara Tomy reveals Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus and Greatshot (UPDATED) (1915823)
Posted by Seibertron on October 10th, 2017 @ 9:41pm CDT
Bounti76 wrote:These look pretty sweet, especially [strike]Grand[/strike] Brave Max. Makes me wonder, with Takara reviving the Encore line, if a reissue of the original Grand Max could happen at some point.



It's definitely Grand Maximus!

Re: Takara Tomy reveals Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus and Greatshot (UPDATED) (1915825)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on October 10th, 2017 @ 9:46pm CDT
Greatshot looks kind of cool, might look into getting him, but it's certainly no black convoy;

also, seems like most of the rid line has been revisited under our noses now...

-UW Baldigus

-Black convoy

-encore god convoy

-brave maximus

We might be in for some more treats before long, I for one would love an encore rail racer :PRAY:
Re: Takara Tomy reveals Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus and Greatshot (UPDATED) (1915826)
Posted by Kurona on October 10th, 2017 @ 9:52pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Bounti76 wrote:These look pretty sweet, especially [strike]Grand[/strike] Brave Max. Makes me wonder, with Takara reviving the Encore line, if a reissue of the original Grand Max could happen at some point.



It's definitely Grand Maximus!


Does this mean you'll be replacing your signature now? :P
Re: Takara Tomy reveals Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus and Greatshot (UPDATED) (1915827)
Posted by Bounti76 on October 10th, 2017 @ 9:55pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Bounti76 wrote:These look pretty sweet, especially [strike]Grand[/strike] Brave Max. Makes me wonder, with Takara reviving the Encore line, if a reissue of the original Grand Max could happen at some point.



It's definitely Grand Maximus!



I concede, but I still can't figure out where al the black on the Grand Max-EX figure is coming from. That's what threw me off, because Brave Max has SO much more of it.
Re: Takara Tomy reveals Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus and Greatshot (UPDATED) (1915829)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 10th, 2017 @ 10:14pm CDT
Bounti76 wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
Bounti76 wrote:These look pretty sweet, especially [strike]Grand[/strike] Brave Max. Makes me wonder, with Takara reviving the Encore line, if a reissue of the original Grand Max could happen at some point.



It's definitely Grand Maximus!



I concede, but I still can't figure out where al the black on the Grand Max-EX figure is coming from. That's what threw me off, because Brave Max has SO much more of it.
It's not black, it's badly-lit dull green.
Re: Takara Tomy reveals Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus and Greatshot (UPDATED) (1915830)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 10th, 2017 @ 10:15pm CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:-brave maximus
Grand, not Brave.
Re: Takara Tomy reveals Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus and Greatshot (UPDATED) (1915831)
Posted by Seibertron on October 10th, 2017 @ 10:18pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:Very odd seeing Twin Twist and Topspin with the Car Targetmasters' partners. Gotta wonder what Takara and Hasbro have planned for Crosshairs, Sureshot, Pointblank, Fangry, Squeezeplay, Terri-Bull, Go Shooter, Minerva, Hosehead, Siren, Nightbeat, Snapdragon, Apeface, and Scorponok (though I have little hope for Grand Maximus and Black Zarak considering no proper recolors have been done of any of the Titan Class figures yet).


Hard to believe I posted this just 11 hours ago ... and now we know about a Grand Maximus coming down the pipes. Go figure.

Takara, if you're listening, I have one word for you please: METROTITAN!!!!
Re: Takara Tomy reveals Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus and Greatshot (UPDATED) (1915832)
Posted by Randomhero on October 10th, 2017 @ 10:20pm CDT
Great it’s the legends kup controversy all over again. :roll:

Let’s wait till we see official stock photos instead of dissecting a small promo shot
Re: Takara Tomy reveals Transformers Legends LG-EX Grand Maximus and Greatshot (UPDATED) (1915833)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 10th, 2017 @ 10:20pm CDT
Bigger versions of the Grand Max and Greatshot banners (click each for full size):


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