TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images

TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images

Saturday, June 11th, 2016 2:35pm CDT

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The 2016 Tokyo Toy Show is in full force this weekend and we have some great Transformers Legends display images to show you from the TakaraTomy booth! The notables in this display are: LG-31 Fortress Maximus, LG-26 Scourge, LG-30 Weirdwolf, LG-25 Blurr, LG-24 Shockwave/Cancer, LG-23 Galvatron, LG-22 Skull(cruncher), LG-21 Hardhead, LG-28 Rewind/Nightbeat, and LG27 Broadcast (Blaster). The images below show them off in multiple modes, poses, and action and are slated to begin releasing next month. See the shots below and stay tuned to Seibertron.com: home for the best Galleries and Conversation around!

Transformers News: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images

Transformers News: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images

Transformers News: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images

Transformers News: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images

Transformers News: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images

Transformers News: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images

Transformers News: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images

Transformers News: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images

Transformers News: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images

Transformers News: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images

Transformers News: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images

Transformers News: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images

Transformers News: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images

Transformers News: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images

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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images (1796879)
Posted by Gunmetal on June 11th, 2016 @ 2:57pm CDT
Sigma Magnus wrote:...aren't a few of those the Hasbro versions?

It's definitely the Hasbro Fortress Maximus.
Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images (1796880)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on June 11th, 2016 @ 2:58pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Other pics: anyone else notice a distinct lack of fortress/cerebros figures?


Remember, the Hasbro Cerebros/Emissary figure uses the US cartoon head design with the mouthplate which does not match the toy at all. TakaraTomy must want to keep their retool a surprise.
Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images (1796898)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on June 11th, 2016 @ 4:29pm CDT
I just can't wait to see Takara do a Legends Brave Maximus or a Grand Maximus. :D
Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images (1796900)
Posted by Kurona on June 11th, 2016 @ 4:56pm CDT
I can't wait to see them do Metrotitan
Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images (1796902)
Posted by Prowl4 on June 11th, 2016 @ 5:02pm CDT
I hope takaras dumped the headmaster gimmick for this.
Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images (1796904)
Posted by ZeroWolf on June 11th, 2016 @ 5:03pm CDT
Sorry to break it to you two but I don't think any of them are happening ;-)
Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images (1796905)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on June 11th, 2016 @ 5:04pm CDT
Prowl4 wrote:I hope takaras dumped the headmaster gimmick for this.

They didn't...we've known that for awhile now...
Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images (1796906)
Posted by Prowl4 on June 11th, 2016 @ 5:07pm CDT
Sigma Magnus wrote:
Prowl4 wrote:I hope takaras dumped the headmaster gimmick for this.

They didn't...we've known that for awhile now...


And what department of takaras do you work in?
Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images (1796907)
Posted by ZeroWolf on June 11th, 2016 @ 5:08pm CDT
Sigma Magnus wrote:
Prowl4 wrote:I hope takaras dumped the headmaster gimmick for this.

They didn't...we've known that for awhile now...

I think he means for super ginrai, it's possible that they redesigned the cab to allow a new ginrai figure to attach to it like the godmasters of old.
Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images (1796908)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on June 11th, 2016 @ 5:09pm CDT
Prowl4 wrote:
Sigma Magnus wrote:
Prowl4 wrote:I hope takaras dumped the headmaster gimmick for this.

They didn't...we've known that for awhile now...


And what department of takaras do you work in?

...are we really doing this again? Look at the packaging pictures a few pages back. Very clearly some Headmasters. Hell, look at the display, there are little Headmasters everywhere!
Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images (1796909)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on June 11th, 2016 @ 5:11pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:
Sigma Magnus wrote:
Prowl4 wrote:I hope takaras dumped the headmaster gimmick for this.

They didn't...we've known that for awhile now...

I think he means for super ginrai, it's possible that they redesigned the cab to allow a new ginrai figure to attach to it like the godmasters of old.

Prowl4, if that's the case, please be more specific...
Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images (1796913)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on June 11th, 2016 @ 5:49pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Sorry to break it to you two but I don't think any of them are happening ;-)

I know sarcasm when I read it.
Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images (1796936)
Posted by Kurona on June 11th, 2016 @ 6:40pm CDT
I think since they are going as far as they are with this retool, I'd say it's certainly a possibility they're making Ginrai a Powermaster instead of a Headmaster. That said, that's just pure speculation as we have nothing to prove either way; it's just a possibility - but one I feel is likely due to how far they are shown to be going with the retool.

Hell, this can be backed up by the fact that so far, we have not been shown any Takara takes on TR figures that were target/powermasters turned into headmasters.
"But wait, most beautiful supreme goddess Kurona!" I hear you cry, if greatly paraphrased and peppered with compliments in my head. "They've shown Scourge and Blurr who are still headmasters and not targetmasters!"
This is true. However... Blurr, Hot Rod, Kup, Cyclonus and Scourge were only rereleased and retooled as Targetmasters in 1987 by Hasbro. In Japan, they were not. So from the perspective of Takara, this is not changing Targetmasters into Headmasters - just changing characters with no notable gimmicks originally into Headmasters, like Galvatron and Astrotrain.

Therefore, the possibility remains open that Triggerhappy and all the rest could be given their Targetmaster status and such back with the Headmaster gimmick omitted. At the very least, it remains very possible for Ginrai - especially given the extent of his retool and given we had comments on the smaller Ginrai figure apparently being altered.


... Typing something that long on a phone is bloody exhausting send help im dying
Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images (1796938)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on June 11th, 2016 @ 6:42pm CDT
Prowl4 wrote:
Sigma Magnus wrote:
Prowl4 wrote:I hope takaras dumped the headmaster gimmick for this.

They didn't...we've known that for awhile now...


And what department of takaras do you work in?

Dear Primus, you are not seriously starting this again :roll:

There are clearly headmasters on the figures you want 'remolded', the figures show off the headmaster gimmick on the display, and Yuki's facebook page, among other places; time to cut the trolling, and accept things the way they are =;
Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images (1796942)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on June 11th, 2016 @ 6:45pm CDT
Kurona wrote:I think since they are going as far as they are with this retool, I'd say it's certainly a possibility they're making Ginrai a Powermaster instead of a Headmaster. That said, that's just pure speculation as we have nothing to prove either way; it's just a possibility - but one I feel is likely due to how far they are shown to be going with the retool.

Hell, this can be backed up by the fact that so far, we have not been shown any Takara takes on TR figures that were target/powermasters turned into headmasters.
"But wait, most beautiful supreme goddess Kurona!" I hear you cry, if greatly paraphrased and peppered with compliments in my head. "They've shown Scourge and Blurr who are still headmasters and not targetmasters!"
This is true. However... Blurr, Hot Rod, Kup, Cyclonus and Scourge were only rereleased and retooled as Targetmasters in 1987 by Hasbro. In Japan, they were not. So from the perspective of Takara, this is not changing Targetmasters into Headmasters - just changing characters with no notable gimmicks originally into Headmasters, like Galvatron and Astrotrain.

Therefore, the possibility remains open that Triggerhappy and all the rest could be given their Targetmaster status and such back with the Headmaster gimmick omitted. At the very least, it remains very possible for Ginrai - especially given the extent of his retool and given we had comments on the smaller Ginrai figure apparently being altered.


... Typing something that long on a phone is bloody exhausting send help im dying

Well, they're in luck, they should have several targetmaster molds available to them to use (gen cyclonus, Gen scoop's pair, and mp rodimus - if I'm not mistaken) plus it really shouldn't be too difficult to whip up a new mold :-?
Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images (1796950)
Posted by Kurona on June 11th, 2016 @ 6:57pm CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:
Kurona wrote:I think since they are going as far as they are with this retool, I'd say it's certainly a possibility they're making Ginrai a Powermaster instead of a Headmaster. That said, that's just pure speculation as we have nothing to prove either way; it's just a possibility - but one I feel is likely due to how far they are shown to be going with the retool.

Hell, this can be backed up by the fact that so far, we have not been shown any Takara takes on TR figures that were target/powermasters turned into headmasters.
"But wait, most beautiful supreme goddess Kurona!" I hear you cry, if greatly paraphrased and peppered with compliments in my head. "They've shown Scourge and Blurr who are still headmasters and not targetmasters!"
This is true. However... Blurr, Hot Rod, Kup, Cyclonus and Scourge were only rereleased and retooled as Targetmasters in 1987 by Hasbro. In Japan, they were not. So from the perspective of Takara, this is not changing Targetmasters into Headmasters - just changing characters with no notable gimmicks originally into Headmasters, like Galvatron and Astrotrain.

Therefore, the possibility remains open that Triggerhappy and all the rest could be given their Targetmaster status and such back with the Headmaster gimmick omitted. At the very least, it remains very possible for Ginrai - especially given the extent of his retool and given we had comments on the smaller Ginrai figure apparently being altered.


... Typing something that long on a phone is bloody exhausting send help im dying

Well, they're in luck, they should have several targetmaster molds available to them to use (gen cyclonus, Gen scoop's pair, and mp rodimus - if I'm not mistaken) plus it really shouldn't be too difficult to whip up a new mold :-?

Plus, while including a new mold might be too much for Hasbro due to them needing to keep to an exact price range (they are limited to making only as much for a deluxe as can be justified for $17 or whatever for instance) - Japan's market is a lot more free with no such standard price points, hence if making a new figure for the toy means increasing the price a little, that's fine. That's how they wete able to get away with arms micron Breakdown and how they're able to package titan master vehicles with hardhead, weirdwolf etc just fine.
Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images (1796962)
Posted by ZeroWolf on June 11th, 2016 @ 7:19pm CDT
Interesting, I wasn't aware of their freeform pricing. I'd had just assumed they were like hasbro and priced all the same size together. This makes a lot of sense now as to why they didn't mind the extra tooling on devy.

Thanks kurona ;)^ You've taught me something quite interesting!
Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images (1796967)
Posted by Kurona on June 11th, 2016 @ 7:27pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Interesting, I wasn't aware of their freeform pricing. I'd had just assumed they were like hasbro and priced all the same size together. This makes a lot of sense now as to why they didn't mind the extra tooling on devy.

Thanks kurona ;)^ You've taught me something quite interesting!

Very welcome!
Admittedly I don't know why the markets are so different, just that they are... the reason AM Breakdown remains import-exclusive ;-;
Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images (1796971)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on June 11th, 2016 @ 7:31pm CDT
Kurona wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Interesting, I wasn't aware of their freeform pricing. I'd had just assumed they were like hasbro and priced all the same size together. This makes a lot of sense now as to why they didn't mind the extra tooling on devy.

Thanks kurona ;)^ You've taught me something quite interesting!

Very welcome!
Admittedly I don't know why the markets are so different, just that they are... the reason AM Breakdown remains import-exclusive ;-;

Well, that way, they never have to skimp on quality or vision to meet a set of constraints, they price the object at what it's worth, and their customers respect it knowing this. But, at the same time, it also creates loose ends, say they bump up pmop (for instance) to be more expensive, but people don't buy it, they lose money, whereas the Hasbro model probably allows for this through various outs, such as staggered case selections (for instance 2 bumblebee's and prime's for 1 quillfire and thunderhoof)
Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Legends: Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Display Images (1796973)
Posted by Kurona on June 11th, 2016 @ 7:37pm CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:
Kurona wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Interesting, I wasn't aware of their freeform pricing. I'd had just assumed they were like hasbro and priced all the same size together. This makes a lot of sense now as to why they didn't mind the extra tooling on devy.

Thanks kurona ;)^ You've taught me something quite interesting!

Very welcome!
Admittedly I don't know why the markets are so different, just that they are... the reason AM Breakdown remains import-exclusive ;-;

Well, that way, they never have to skimp on quality or vision to meet a set of constraints, they price the object at what it's worth, and their customers respect it knowing this. But, at the same time, it also creates loose ends, say they bump up pmop (for instance) to be more expensive, but people don't buy it, they lose money, whereas the Hasbro model probably allows for this through various outs, such as staggered case selections (for instance 2 bumblebee's and prime's for 1 quillfire and thunderhoof)

Oh yeah, there's definetely pros and cons for each system. Even for the consumer, at least with Hasbro you have consistency - when you buy Weirdwolf, short of scalping or some shops having idiotic pricing you at least know every deluxe will cost the same so you can plan ahead with your money a bit easier. With Takara, it's a little trickier.
And even if you do know every price in advance, it's much easier to remember "titan master 5, legend 10, deluxe 17, voyager 23, leader 45, titan 150" than individual prices for every single figure.
Okay, that is admittedly a bit of a small factor when at the end of the day Takara's system - at least in theory - would assure a more quality package, but even so. Consistency and memory go hand in hand. ... Says the one who failed college psychology

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