Video Review and Comparison of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-60 Overlord

Video Review and Comparison of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-60 Overlord

Monday, January 29th, 2018 9:11pm CST

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Coming to us once again from fellow Seibertronian and reviewer, chuckdawg1999, we have a video review of Takara Tomy's just-released take on Overlord from the Legends line! Chuck gives us a look at all the features exclusive to the Takara version - including a few molding differences to add his classic Powermaster-y details, some color differences, and certainly not least the addition of a second Titan Master figure - plus a comparison to Hasbro's Titans Return version.

Check out the video below, and let us know your own thoughts on the figure and its differences in the Energon Pub too. And of course as always, stay tuned to Seibertron.com for all the Transformer news and reviews you could ever need or want!

When Takara first announced their version of Overlord, expectations were high, I feel Takara met and exceeded those expectations. The deco is top notch and the double Headmasters are a nice touch but for me, the icing on the cake is the inclusion of new molded detail in the chest, representing the original engines of Mega and Giga. Takara Legends Overlord is probably the best version of Overlord we're going to get outside of a Masterpiece figure.

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Re: Video Review and Comparison of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-60 Overlord (1934666)
Posted by william-james88 on January 29th, 2018 @ 10:01pm CST
Man, I think I preffer the Hasbro version. I really love those tampos on the jet mode and I do not like how ghastly the faces are on the takara version.
Re: Video Review and Comparison of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-60 Overlord (1934676)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 30th, 2018 @ 12:07am CST
i prefer the silver face on the hasbro one better myself but i also like the fake powermasters in the chest on the takara one gives it a more complete look :-?
Re: Video Review and Comparison of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-60 Overlord (1934677)
Posted by primalxconvoy on January 30th, 2018 @ 12:19am CST
Personally, I think Takara could have just given us two Powermaster figures using the engine blocks on the existing figures, and used a faux "POTP" block with a face on it for the head. Probably cheaper than the existing features and more G1 accurate.

However, I like this fan-made combined mode that I found on the internet:

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Re: Video Review and Comparison of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-60 Overlord (1934722)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 30th, 2018 @ 7:41am CST
It's been reported that the retooled chest flaps on Legends Overlord actually attach securely to the tank in the combined vehicle mode, enabling one to pick up the combined form by the jet and shake it around a bit gently without the tank detaching from the jet. That is a huge improvement over the loose connection made between the Hasbro Overlord's chest flaps and tank.
Re: Video Review and Comparison of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-60 Overlord (1934728)
Posted by primalxconvoy on January 30th, 2018 @ 8:02am CST
I noticed some things with Overlord and Blitzwing:

- Overlord has got a vestigal joint just before his crotch plate (under his abdomen). It seems to be missing a part that would clip in and move up and down.

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- Blitzwing's feet, and the rear lower leg covers scrape easily against each other, due to a lack of clearance. I suspect this is because in the Hasbro version, both of these parts are not painted?

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Re: Video Review and Comparison of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-60 Overlord (1934731)
Posted by william-james88 on January 30th, 2018 @ 8:10am CST
primalxconvoy wrote:I noticed some things with Overlord and Blitzwing:

- Overlord has got a vestigal joint just before his crotch plate (under his abdomen). It seems to be missing a part that would clip in and move up and down.


Its used to connect the base modes. Its beena while but I think it worked when I tried it with Blaster.
Re: Video Review and Comparison of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-60 Overlord (1934738)
Posted by primalxconvoy on January 30th, 2018 @ 8:17am CST
Ohhhhhhhhhh.....

Damn. I was expecting to get a Nobel prize for that find..
Re: Video Review and Comparison of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-60 Overlord (1934750)
Posted by Rated X on January 30th, 2018 @ 9:01am CST
So are the fake engines actually glued in there or just wedged in super tight? I get that he didnt want to damage the toy to find out. But somebodys gotta do it. I got a feeling they are similar to the pink thing that comes with POTP starscream and the paint made them tight as hell to remove.
Re: Video Review and Comparison of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-60 Overlord (1934753)
Posted by primalxconvoy on January 30th, 2018 @ 9:18am CST
Rated X wrote:So are the fake engines actually glued in there or just wedged in super tight? I get that he didnt want to damage the toy to find out. But somebodys gotta do it. I got a feeling they are similar to the pink thing that comes with POTP starscream and the paint made them tight as hell to remove.


There are pictures here earlier in that show them, plus the mod to remove them, clip them and attach them to the backs of the Headmaster figures.

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Re: Video Review and Comparison of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-60 Overlord (1934780)
Posted by Rated X on January 30th, 2018 @ 11:07am CST
primalxconvoy wrote:
Rated X wrote:So are the fake engines actually glued in there or just wedged in super tight? I get that he didnt want to damage the toy to find out. But somebodys gotta do it. I got a feeling they are similar to the pink thing that comes with POTP starscream and the paint made them tight as hell to remove.


There are pictures here earlier in that show them, plus the mod to remove them, clip them and attach them to the backs of the Headmaster figures.

downloadfile-42.jpg


Thanks ! Thats awesome ! This is one mod I might be tempted to do !
Re: Video Review and Comparison of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-60 Overlord (1934782)
Posted by gothsaurus on January 30th, 2018 @ 11:12am CST
The earlier article didn't have any verbal explanation, just photos. BUT it looks to me like there are clips that hold the engines in. Guessing you could access from the back and un-clip them to remove, but inserting them again would be permanent again — unless you did a mod.

Very much a bummer that Takara didn't stick with the POTP design to retain the play value of the accessories. I'd love to swap engines in and out of that thing, but since it means actually modifying a quite-expensive figure, guessing I'll just enjoy swapping engines in the Hasbro one.
Re: Video Review and Comparison of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-60 Overlord (1934786)
Posted by Rated X on January 30th, 2018 @ 11:23am CST
gothsaurus wrote:The earlier article didn't have any verbal explanation, just photos. BUT it looks to me like there are clips that hold the engines in. Guessing you could access from the back and un-clip them to remove, but inserting them again would be permanent again — unless you did a mod.

Very much a bummer that Takara didn't stick with the POTP design to retain the play value of the accessories. I'd love to swap engines in and out of that thing, but since it means actually modifying a quite-expensive figure, guessing I'll just enjoy swapping engines in the Hasbro one.


Where is these mod directions located? I went back 6 pages all the way back to blitzwing and even a slugslinger pic and couldnt find any of these photos other than the one on page 127 in response to my original question?
Re: Video Review and Comparison of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-60 Overlord (1934819)
Posted by gothsaurus on January 30th, 2018 @ 2:31pm CST
I can't break to hunt again, but it was about that far back. Was just a text link, no pictures.
Re: Video Review and Comparison of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-60 Overlord (1934824)
Posted by primalxconvoy on January 30th, 2018 @ 3:13pm CST
Rated X wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:
Rated X wrote:So are the fake engines actually glued in there or just wedged in super tight? I get that he didnt want to damage the toy to find out. But somebodys gotta do it. I got a feeling they are similar to the pink thing that comes with POTP starscream and the paint made them tight as hell to remove.


There are pictures here earlier in that show them, plus the mod to remove them, clip them and attach them to the backs of the Headmaster figures.

downloadfile-42.jpg


Thanks ! Thats awesome ! This is one mod I might be tempted to do !


That's a mod I'm going to do. It looks pretty easy. One mod used modelling clay/putty to fill in the back of the engine plates, possibly to allow the screw to "bite" into something.

Edit:

- Just found these pics of the clones, and someone managed to find guns for them. You can see the Legends ones opposite their G1 versions. I've no idea where those new guns came from; Shapeways? From existing official toys? Anyone know?

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Re: Video Review and Comparison of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-60 Overlord (1934842)
Posted by Cyberpath on January 30th, 2018 @ 4:26pm CST
primalxconvoy wrote:
Rated X wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:
Rated X wrote:So are the fake engines actually glued in there or just wedged in super tight? I get that he didnt want to damage the toy to find out. But somebodys gotta do it. I got a feeling they are similar to the pink thing that comes with POTP starscream and the paint made them tight as hell to remove.


There are pictures here earlier in that show them, plus the mod to remove them, clip them and attach them to the backs of the Headmaster figures.

downloadfile-42.jpg


Thanks ! Thats awesome ! This is one mod I might be tempted to do !


That's a mod I'm going to do. It looks pretty easy. One mod used modelling clay/putty to fill in the back of the engine plates, possibly to allow the screw to "bite" into something.

Edit:

- Just found these pics of the clones, and someone managed to find guns for them. You can see the Legends ones opposite their G1 versions. I've no idea where those new guns came from; Shapeways? From existing official toys? Anyone know?

downloadfile-34.jpg


downloadfile-50.jpg


Not sure, but Nonnef sells a set of 8 guns (2 for each clone) --

https://www.nonnef.com/collections/tf/products/clone-tr
Re: Video Review and Comparison of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-60 Overlord (1934845)
Posted by primalxconvoy on January 30th, 2018 @ 4:44pm CST
gothsaurus wrote:The earlier article didn't have any verbal explanation, just photos. BUT it looks to me like there are clips that hold the engines in. Guessing you could access from the back and un-clip them to remove, but inserting them again would be permanent again — unless you did a mod.

Very much a bummer that Takara didn't stick with the POTP design to retain the play value of the accessories. I'd love to swap engines in and out of that thing, but since it means actually modifying a quite-expensive figure, guessing I'll just enjoy swapping engines in the Hasbro one.


I havent tried thisyet, but I THINK it's this:

1/ Unscrew the back of the jet mode.
2/ Locate the teal "clips" that "hold" onto the back of the Titanmaster/POTP port (the cavity which holds the heads/engines).
3/ Carefully unclip the clips OR yank/cut them (depending if you will mod the Headmasters later or not).
4/ Remove the engines and screw it all back together.

To do the Powermaster mod:

1/ Unscrew the faceplates from the Gigas/Mega.
2/ Cut/sand away the three/four "arms" that pegged into the back of the aformentioned Titanmaster/POTP cavity/port.
3/ POSSIBLY remove the teal "head" on the engine blocks (as the figures already have heads), although this is an aesthetic choice at this point (but might affect head articulation on the Headmaster figs).
4/ Either superglue the contact points between the Headmaster and the engine block (and call it a day), OR add modelling clay or equivalent (epoxy putty?) to the hollow rear of the engine block and wait to dry, painting if desired. Again, add superglue to the contact points between the engine and Headmaster and affix. Once dry, put the screew back in the Powermaster (with the dried clay, etc now giving the screw something to "bite" into).

For the faceplates:

1/ Glue one of them behind the helmet, inside it.

OR

2/ Find a spare POTP/Titanmaster figure (or sand down a POTP "engine block", use clay, etc) and affix the faceplate to that, then pop it into the space inside the helmet.

Sepending on your choices, you can then have a fully functioning Powermaster AND a Headmaster, or a regular head, depending on your preferences.

It seems like a fairly easy mod, IMO. No pins!
Re: Video Review and Comparison of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-60 Overlord (1934847)
Posted by gothsaurus on January 30th, 2018 @ 4:56pm CST
I hope someone does a video of this process. Cheers for the walkthrough, my friend!!
Re: Video Review and Comparison of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-60 Overlord (1934864)
Posted by primalxconvoy on January 30th, 2018 @ 6:06pm CST
You're welcome!
Re: Video Review and Comparison of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-60 Overlord (1934875)
Posted by Rated X on January 30th, 2018 @ 6:52pm CST
Thanks !
Re: Video Review and Comparison of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-60 Overlord (1935197)
Posted by Cyberpath on February 1st, 2018 @ 5:24am CST
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