Video Review for Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-42 Godbomber

Video Review for Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-42 Godbomber

Saturday, May 27th, 2017 5:58am CDT

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Have you had enough Godbomber content yet? Takara Tomy Transformers Legends' latest offering now has its first video review - in Cantonese - courtesy of Transformers fan Jimmy Yu in the TFmizer Facebook group, showing off transformation from trailer to robot, and the second clip showing the Super Ginrai mode. Check them out below!



Credit(s): Jimmy Yu TFMizer


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Re: Video Review for Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-42 Godbomber (1884600)
Posted by Randomhero on May 27th, 2017 @ 6:09am CDT
I love Asian reviews. They're great.

Can't wait to get this guy. I'm glad he transformers and isn't just pull him all apart to make him a robot like the original. Surprised the helmet is separate. I figured it would have been like the other leader class figures and have it attached
Re: Video Review for Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-42 Godbomber (1884605)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on May 27th, 2017 @ 7:52am CDT
Have there been any shots of Legends Roddy from the underside in car mode yet? I would love to see that, it would help in bashing my Hot Rod to match
Re: Video Review for Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-42 Godbomber (1884619)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 27th, 2017 @ 10:03am CDT
Munkky wrote:Godbomber looks like a lot of fun, I don't know much about Japanese G1, but I might try getting a Godbomber for the Combiner compatibility. A Hasbro version would be great as well, hopefully Hasbro can sneak him into Wave 6 of the Titans Return Voyagers if he can fit into a Voyager box.
Godbomber's toy is taller than a Leader class.
Re: Video Review for Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-42 Godbomber (1884621)
Posted by G1OPT1MU5PR1M3 on May 27th, 2017 @ 10:16am CDT
Yep, cant wait until my pre-order gets filled. Got the email the other day that it will soon to be received, but one thing that I like from what I've seen here is that it has SO many peg holes and that is so cool because i have a ton of extra weapons that im gonna load him up with. I'm glad i saw the video of this but geez, that camera was too close but glad he made it though :BOT:
Re: Video Review for Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-42 Godbomber (1884622)
Posted by Professor Smooth on May 27th, 2017 @ 11:05am CDT
Godbomber arrived today and WOW is it one heck of a mixed bag.

The trailer mode looks pretty great. But the baffling way that the cannon attaches means it's always loose. In fact, looseness is something a LOT of this guy suffers from. And that's a shame, because there are a LOT of moving parts to deal with. Parts split, have bits removed and swapped about, then reconnect. And it's hard to get any kind of "leverage" when every joint is about as stable as a strand from a Pull n Peel Twizzler.

The base mode is apparently obligatory, but does nothing of any worth.

The robot mode surprised me in how underwhelming it was. I mean, I get that this is a figure that has to do a LOT (unlike the original) but the Masterpiece-level engineering just serves to highlight some of the major shortcomings of the toy.

God Ginrai looks great, but is INCREDIBLY unbalanced. The combination of extra weight and unreliable joints do the combined mode no favors. A bit like Car Robots' God Fire Convoy in that regard. Only even less stable.

Also, I found out there was a minor manufacturing error with my Super Ginrai that made attaching one of the feet impossible. A bit of minor surgery fixed that issue. And speaking of the feet, this does make the awful feet from Super Ginrai look a bit more tolerable.

I *really* don't like how the wings look in the combined mode. They just sit too high for my taste.

Godbomber set me back about $48. And I definitely feel I got that money's worth. I had a lot of problems with it (more than any TF I can remember buying, in fact) but between this, Legends Fort Max, and MP Star Saber, I've got a pretty nice set of modern Takara Cybertron leaders. Here's hoping for DaiAtlas somewhere down the line.

Edit: Here's a quick look at it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyAPZzqaAVs
Re: Video Review for Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-42 Godbomber (1884625)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on May 27th, 2017 @ 12:10pm CDT
Damnation I was hoping this to be near flawless as far as stability goes! :BANG_HEAD: I'm getting this despite the flaws shown but c'mon Takara really!

Couldn't you poole the absolute best engineering into this one? -sigh- Well if you can hear me Takara you push the next wave of LG figures forward for release and I will forgive you for this one! :-P :VEHI:
Re: Video Review for Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-42 Godbomber (1884631)
Posted by Professor Smooth on May 27th, 2017 @ 12:27pm CDT
Nemesis Destron wrote:Damnation I was hoping this to be near flawless as far as stability goes! :BANG_HEAD: I'm getting this despite the flaws shown but c'mon Takara really!

Couldn't you poole the absolute best engineering into this one? -sigh- Well if you can hear me Takara you push the next wave of LG figures forward for release and I will forgive you for this one! :-P :VEHI:


Back in the old days, we handled stability issues with a bit of nail polish.

I really don't mean to diminish Godbomber. The engineering is outright incredible for a $50 toy. I can't say enough how deceptively complex it is. It's just...heavy and loose.

An aside: I wouldn't be surprised to see a giftset version of God Ginrai released within in the next year or so. Probably with some chrome (which I can take or leave) and some fixes done to improve stability. The God Ginrai boxed set is iconic here in Japan. It wouldn't be out-of-character for TakTom to milk it a bit. Even the recent Kabaya kit payed homage to that wonderful bit of Masterforce.
Re: Video Review for Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-42 Godbomber (1884637)
Posted by Kurona on May 27th, 2017 @ 1:00pm CDT
Takara's certainly making a big deal about their presence at the upcoming Tokyo Toy Show 2017 - just today they've posted a whole news article about it, detailing exactly what Transformers material they'll have there on the weekend of June the 3rd and 4th. The highly anticipated LG-EX Black Convoy in particular has been confirmed to be sold at a maximum of 2 per single buyer among other news; check out the entire translated article below to see what exactly they have in store and tell us if you're interested in the forums!

★ Tokyo Toy Show 2017 Transformer Information ★

Tokyo Toy Show 2017 will be held at Tokyo Big Sight on Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, 4th!
At the Takara Tomy booth, Transformers exhibitions and events, etc.,
We have plenty of fun plans, so please come and visit!


■■ Toy Show 2017 Topics ■■

★ Part 1: Exhibit the real car trailer of "Optimus Prime"! It is!
A real car trailer of Optimus Prime with a total length of 9 m will come to the Transformer booth!
Do not miss this opportunity you can see nearby!
Please take a picture together and make memories that came to visit the toy show!



★ Part 2: Exhibition corner of plenty of new products and collaborative products in the movie series! It is!
There are lots of new product exhibits of "Transformers · Last Knight's Series" that will be showcasing for the first time at the toy show !
Please come and see the newly joined Transformers' colleagues!
Au × TRANSFOMERS PROJECT
We released it only for cloud funding, and received a lot of support
"INFOBAR OPTIMUS PRIME (NISHIKIGOI)" "INFOBAR MEGATRON (BUILDING)"
"INFOBAR BUMBLEBEE (ICHIMATSU)" exhibition will also be done!
Au × TRANSFOMERS PROJECT
http://time-space.kddi.com/au-transform ... s_krl_0059
※ Cloud funding acceptance has been terminated.


★ Part 3: Holding a "Speed ​​Change" series experience experience! It is!
I will do a hands-on meeting of the instantaneous deformation "speed change" series that can reproduce the scene of a movie!
Please take this opportunity to experience deformation for a moment!

※ The subjects will be children until elementary school students. Please note.


★ Part 4: BIG guests also appeared! It is! Special stage with plenty of content! It is!
June 4 (Sun) From 11 o'clock Tomy (TakaraTomy) booth Front stage holds a special stage of Transformers!
AMEMIYA familiar with "I started chilling in the cold" appeared as a special guest!
There are quiz conferences where you can receive luxury prizes and photography sessions of costumes of Optimus Prime, and there are plenty of contents!
Of course, there is also the first public stage of the annual special information, so please join everyone excitedly!

※ Event schedule, contents subject to change without notice. Please note.


★ Part 5: Hurry! It is! Toy show holding commemoration commodity release! It is!
■ Product Name: LG-EX Black Convoy
■ Toy Show Venue Special Price: 6,000 yen (tax included)

※ It will be sold at the maximum number of up to 2 for each customer's accounting.
Re: Video Review for Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-42 Godbomber (1884639)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on May 27th, 2017 @ 1:55pm CDT
Looks cool but that is one fiddly mess
Re: Video Review for Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-42 Godbomber (1884648)
Posted by Ultra Markus on May 27th, 2017 @ 2:14pm CDT
boy i cant wait for mine it looks like a big mess of fun ;)^
im going to try to fanmode the hell out of it to get those wings to sit lower
i hope :-?
Re: Video Review for Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-42 Godbomber (1884652)
Posted by Kurona on May 27th, 2017 @ 2:43pm CDT
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Re: Video Review for Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-42 Godbomber (1884662)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on May 27th, 2017 @ 3:28pm CDT
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I am assuming this is the base mode
Re: Video Review for Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-42 Godbomber (1884673)
Posted by Rainmaker on May 27th, 2017 @ 4:42pm CDT
Rainmaker wrote:Does Legends Wheelie have the same tabbing problem as TR Wheelie?
:MAXIMAL:
Re: Video Review for Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-42 Godbomber (1884676)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on May 27th, 2017 @ 4:57pm CDT
I got zero issues with my LG Wheelie...pure coolness. :VEHI:
Re: Video Review for Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-42 Godbomber (1884680)
Posted by ScottyP on May 27th, 2017 @ 5:43pm CDT
Rainmaker wrote:Does Legends Wheelie have the same tabbing problem as TR Wheelie?
:MAXIMAL:
Mine is much tighter, but if there's enough wear on the tabs over time I'm sure it could begin to have some of those same issues.
Re: Video Review for Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-42 Godbomber (1884681)
Posted by ExciKaiser on May 27th, 2017 @ 5:46pm CDT
Rainmaker wrote:
Rainmaker wrote:Does Legends Wheelie have the same tabbing problem as TR Wheelie?
:MAXIMAL:


I'm not sure how bad TR is, by my legends is definitely bad. Just looking at it mades him disassemble.
Re: Video Review for Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-42 Godbomber (1884687)
Posted by william-james88 on May 27th, 2017 @ 6:29pm CDT
Fellow Seibertronian Professor Smooth got a hold of Takara's LG 42 Godbomber and was kind enough to give us a written review of his thoughts. This figure has certain flaws which are spelled out in the written review you will find below. It is followed by a snippet of the Alfes gallery for this new figure showing the different compatibility it offers, as well as shots of the base mode, and many other fun shots. Enjoy!

Professor Smooth wrote:Godbomber arrived today and WOW is it one heck of a mixed bag.

The trailer mode looks pretty great. But the baffling way that the cannon attaches means it's always loose. In fact, looseness is something a LOT of this guy suffers from. And that's a shame, because there are a LOT of moving parts to deal with. Parts split, have bits removed and swapped about, then reconnect. And it's hard to get any kind of "leverage" when every joint is about as stable as a strand from a Pull n Peel Twizzler.

The base mode is apparently obligatory, but does nothing of any worth.

The robot mode surprised me in how underwhelming it was. I mean, I get that this is a figure that has to do a LOT (unlike the original) but the Masterpiece-level engineering just serves to highlight some of the major shortcomings of the toy.

God Ginrai looks great, but is INCREDIBLY unbalanced. The combination of extra weight and unreliable joints do the combined mode no favors. A bit like Car Robots' God Fire Convoy in that regard. Only even less stable.

Also, I found out there was a minor manufacturing error with my Super Ginrai that made attaching one of the feet impossible. A bit of minor surgery fixed that issue. And speaking of the feet, this does make the awful feet from Super Ginrai look a bit more tolerable.

I *really* don't like how the wings look in the combined mode. They just sit too high for my taste.

Godbomber set me back about $48. And I definitely feel I got that money's worth. I had a lot of problems with it (more than any TF I can remember buying, in fact) but between this, Legends Fort Max, and MP Star Saber, I've got a pretty nice set of modern Takara Cybertron leaders. Here's hoping for DaiAtlas somewhere down the line.



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Re: Video Review for Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-42 Godbomber (1884693)
Posted by Kurona on May 27th, 2017 @ 6:45pm CDT
So we've all seen Godbomber wearing CW/UW limbs - and that's friggin' awesome and amazing. But when are we gonna get those pics of a CW/UW torso wearing his legs?
Re: Video Review for Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-42 Godbomber (1884694)
Posted by G1OPT1MU5PR1M3 on May 27th, 2017 @ 6:46pm CDT
Once I get my hands on it, trust me... all issues like "looseness" will be fixed. Im really good at fixing these toys. :BOT:
Re: Video Review for Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-42 Godbomber (1884701)
Posted by Desslok2201 on May 27th, 2017 @ 7:23pm CDT
I'd really like to see a side by side shot next to the G1 version

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