Transformers Legacy Twincast Review
Friday, February 10th, 2023 2:50pm CSTCategories: Toy News, Reviews
Posted by: william-james88 Views: 34,001
chuckdawg1999 wrote:We all knew Twincast was coming some way when Blaster was released and was a new mold. There's not much here except a new face and deco, all accurate to the character's history. I'm not sure I can recommend Twincast to anyone unfamiliar with the Japanese Headmasters cartoon, but if there's a sale it's worth the purchase.
This article was last modified on Friday, February 10th, 2023 4:44pm CST
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Posted by sol magnus on February 10th, 2023 @ 4:20pm CST
Posted by Till-all-R1 on February 10th, 2023 @ 5:11pm CST
william-james88 wrote:The pat few years changed pretty much everything distribution wise. We've gotten to a point where local distribution is just one of the many issues between a toy and you and there are bigger global distribution issues at play and issues with unloading at ports.
There's also the trucker shortage which cause issues with getting items from the ports to the actual warehouses for shipments to each store. It's definitely a weird and tough time for retail in terms of regular shipments and I'm actually surprised that they can keep shelves as full as they do.
Posted by M. Spector on February 10th, 2023 @ 5:42pm CST
Posted by william-james88 on February 10th, 2023 @ 6:03pm CST
M. Spector wrote:Boy I'm tellin ya what, if I got to targèt this weekend and see both those Leader's sitting on shelf ..
That would be the first sighting of that Megatron at us retail store
Posted by william-james88 on February 10th, 2023 @ 11:31pm CST
Posted by Flashwave on February 10th, 2023 @ 11:58pm CST
Big dude is big. A modern release of a figure that is actually larger than the original. I realize they are different size classes but even then OG Skyquake was chunky boo
I am excited for this
Posted by Rodimus Prime on February 11th, 2023 @ 12:25am CST
Posted by Sabrblade on February 11th, 2023 @ 12:26am CST
And then I remembered how tall G1 Skyquake was.
Posted by william-james88 on February 11th, 2023 @ 12:38am CST
Sabrblade wrote:At first I didn't understand why they made Skyquake so big when he and his twin brother Dreadwing weren't nearly so big in Prime.
And then I remembered how tall G1 Skyquake was.
Yes, due to the size, this Prime Skyquake release feels like one of those "pre-decos", like Titans Return Sentinel Prime.
Posted by william-james88 on February 11th, 2023 @ 12:47am CST
The "Rock" listings seem to be that line's gimmick, like the Junkions in Legacy Evolution.
Tra Gen Legacy UNI Core Rock 1
Product Number: F8516
Tra Gen Legacy UNI Core Energon Megatron
Product Number: F8517
Tra Gen Legacy UNI Core BW Tazmanian Kid
Product Number: F8518
Tra Gen Legacy UNI DLX Animated Bumblebee
Product Number: F8524
Tra Gen Legacy UNI DLX Rescue Bot Chase
Product Number: F8525
Tra Gen Legacy UNI DLX Rock 1
Product Number: F8526
Tra Gen Legacy UNI DLX CYB Windblade
Product Number: F8528
Tra Gen Legacy UNI DLX G1 Gears
Product Number: F8530
Tra Gen Legacy UNI DLX G1 Sureshot
Product Number: F8531
Tra Gen Legacy UNI DLX Rock 2
Product Number: F8529
Tra Gen Legacy UNI DLX CYB Chromia
Product Number: F8532
Posted by Sabrblade on February 11th, 2023 @ 12:55am CST
Posted by Bumblevivisector on February 11th, 2023 @ 12:59am CST
william-james88 wrote:The "Rock" listings seem to be that line's gimmick, like the Junkions in Legacy Evolution.
Meaning the gimmick is that Hasbro's finally going to somehow make use of the Rock Lords I.P. they got when they bought out Tonka, miniscule though it surely is?
They already put the name Boulder to good use over the past decade, even bought a media company of the same name. Will Aligned Continuity just barely live on through Rescue Bots: Geo-Geneology-Quest?
Or maybe next year's Core class will turn into musical instruments for a Knights of Unicron revival?
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on February 11th, 2023 @ 1:15am CST
Posted by Bounti76 on February 11th, 2023 @ 1:16am CST
And I'm glad we're finally completing the Autobot Targetmaster team. Why we got all the Decepticon Targetmasters in ONE line sold in the same calendar year, and the Autobot crew is spread out over 6 years and (basically) three lines (Siege, Legacy, Legacy Part III).
This will be Sureshot's first figure in thirty-seven years, and second over all..... don't even get me started on Pointblank's Targetmaster partner having twice as many toys as Pointblank.
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on February 11th, 2023 @ 2:00am CST
Posted by Razorbeast88 on February 11th, 2023 @ 2:46am CST
Sentinel_Primal wrote:If Gears can live, so can Polarclaw
God I hope so. He's such a badass character and I'd love to get him along with other characters that came out in The Gathering comic. Especially if they make him beefy looking similar to how they got skyquake to look, albeit limited because he'd likely be voyager class. But a chonky polar claw would be great
Posted by Razorbeast88 on February 11th, 2023 @ 2:57am CST
I'm most excited for Tazmanian Kid. I don't know enough about how he was in the cartoon, I just had the comic he came out in as Snarl- but there's like 75 bots named snarl so TK will do nicely. Very cool invisibility power, awesome alt mode, and cool design overall. Can't wait to have him with Leo Prime and Maximal Grimlock
I'm curious to see how the animated Bumblebee design will look with the generatiocation. I might pick him up or wait and hope they do a generations styled Prime universe Bee or even live action Bee. Headsculpt will likely be the deciding factor for me
Windblade hell yeahhhh very cool character
Chromia's cyberverse design is awesome too
Sureshot has a pretty dope alt mode, might wait and see with him too
Posted by SpaceEagle on February 11th, 2023 @ 3:17am CST
But I am still glad we're getting more of the lesser used Targetmasters!
Posted by -Kanrabat- on February 11th, 2023 @ 4:52am CST
Rodimus Prime wrote:Not bad. I don't like the deco so I'll wait for the Dreadwing repaint.
Almost the same here.
But instead, I'll wait for the Machine Wars Starscream repaint.
Posted by Rtron on February 11th, 2023 @ 8:19am CST
I never got any toys of the original cast as while Beast Wars was still current, only some very rancid knock offs I found around 2004 or so, and even then it was just Optimus Primal, Cheetor and Megatron. So I remember using non-show characters as surrogates while playing. Grimlock was Dinobot, Manterror was Waspinator, and Snarl was Rattrap. Point is, I wouldn't be surprised if Tasmanian Kid ends up being a partial or maybe even just a straight up redeco of Rattrap. And if things go that way, it feels like it'd sort of vindicate child me's choice of surrogate for Rattrap.
It's a shame he probably won't have his arse missile, though.