Video Review of Takara Legends LG-55 Slugslinger

Transformers News: Video Review of Takara Legends LG-55 Slugslinger

Saturday, December 30th, 2017 1:30PM CST

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Seibertron's very own Japan corespondent, Matt, has sent us the very first video review of Takara Transformers Legends LG-55 Slugslinger. He does a great job at comparing it to the original toy and showing where some deco choices come from. It is interesting to note that while the Hasbro version (which we also included a review of or those interested in comparing) is usually meant to be more toy accurate, this Takara version does have very important features that the G1 toy had which the Hasbro version does not include such as the silver paint on the chest and the inclusion of a Target Master.
This review covers everything regarding this toy like the comic and the box, which states that the toy is for and audience of 15 and over (something your fellow news editor had not realized until now).

Enjoy!



Transformers News: Video Review of Takara Legends LG-55 Slugslinger

And here is a comparison with the Hasbro version.

Credit(s): Matt in Japan
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Re: Video Review of Takara Legends LG-55 Slugslinger (1928976)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on December 30th, 2017 @ 9:02pm CST
Here's Legends Slugslinger side by side with the TR figure:

Re: Video Review of Takara Legends LG-55 Slugslinger (1928987)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 30th, 2017 @ 10:43pm CST
william-james88 wrote:It is interesting to note that while the Hasbro version (which we also included a review of or those interested in comparing) is usually meant to be more toy accurate, this Takara version does have very important features that the G1 toy had which the Hasbro version does not include such as the silver paint on the chest and the inclusion of a Target Master.
To be a little fair, the Japanese cartoon deco of Slugslinger from The Headmaster did feature more toy-accurate details than Slugslinger's American cartoon model from The Rebirth had, so Takara's going by Headmasters cartoon-accuracy in turn resulted in some toy-accuracy at the same time, which was also the case for a lot of these Headmaster-accurate Legends figures since the Japanese cartoon models in general were largely more toy-accurate than the Rebirth models were. ;)^
Re: Video Review of Takara Legends LG-55 Slugslinger (1929003)
Posted by jungletron on December 31st, 2017 @ 12:55am CST
Got my Octane today.
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Triplechanger Bromance :lol:
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I'll display him in an Autobot shelf :CON: :BOT:
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My favorite Decepticon.
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Re: Video Review of Takara Legends LG-55 Slugslinger (1929333)
Posted by Relic0037 on January 2nd, 2018 @ 10:24pm CST
Just got Takara Legends Octane in the mail today & took a few pics of my own, including his robot mode with the Starscream's Ghost head.
Re: Video Review of Takara Legends LG-55 Slugslinger (1929915)
Posted by Cyberpath on January 5th, 2018 @ 2:40am CST
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Re: Video Review of Takara Legends LG-55 Slugslinger (1929921)
Posted by Va'al on January 5th, 2018 @ 3:19am CST
Also from fellow Seibertronian Cyberpath, and directly sourced from the Takara Tomy Transformers official Twitter account, we have in-hand promotional images of the upcoming Legends LG63 G2 Megatron release - using the Titans Return triple-changing Megatron figure, with a new 90s neon deco - due in February.

As the account explains, the G2 factor can be enhanced with the special sticker sheet included with the figure sporting a Megatron Rules, G2 Decepticon and Predacon symbols, and also features a tiny Noble / Savage homage from the Beast Machines animated series, redecoed from the Fangry Titan Master drone. Check out the images below!

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Re: Video Review of Takara Legends LG-55 Slugslinger (1929930)
Posted by Albatross250 on January 5th, 2018 @ 4:46am CST
Gotta love that G2 Decepticon and that Megatron Rules logo
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OTHER THAN THAT, THAT DESTRONGER LOGO :PREDACON: THOU :michaelbay:
Re: Video Review of Takara Legends LG-55 Slugslinger (1929953)
Posted by Cyberpath on January 5th, 2018 @ 8:05am CST
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"This ancient relic amplifies my psychic powers tenfold allowing me to enthrall the minds of every robot in the vicinity -- my old comrades as well as my sworn enemies.
Soon I will test my might against my former master, Galvatron -- and the indomitable Optimus Prime!"
Re: Video Review of Takara Legends LG-55 Slugslinger (1929970)
Posted by Scrounge1984 on January 5th, 2018 @ 9:26am CST
In my opinion that mold works better for g2 Megatron, than g1 Megatron.
Re: Video Review of Takara Legends LG-55 Slugslinger (1929975)
Posted by Rated X on January 5th, 2018 @ 9:41am CST
Ill stick with the G2 logo. That Megatron Rules looks dumb. I like to think that G2 was a real continiity with some kind of meaning (whatever it was) rather than as a nerf style corporate concoction to attract little kids.
Re: Video Review of Takara Legends LG-55 Slugslinger (1929997)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 5th, 2018 @ 11:41am CST
mold works great for G2 megs shouldve been that from the start, Including noble is odd but still pretty cool
Re: Video Review of Takara Legends LG-55 Slugslinger (1930005)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on January 5th, 2018 @ 12:54pm CST
Not purple enough for my liking (and never did care for that Megatron Rules sticker but hey it's there for those who did) but then I prefer this mold as G1 Megatron and I like it a lot for being a tank AND voyager sized (the jet mode is just a bonus I barely use but it's still a good one)
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(yeah i modified my figure a bit... yeah i suck but i like the new head much more)

Not sure how the cannon is attaching to the shoulder though. Tried to do that with mine and I couldn't find a place where it would stay on. Not a big deal. Was just curious.
Re: Video Review of Takara Legends LG-55 Slugslinger (1930007)
Posted by steals_your_goats on January 5th, 2018 @ 1:04pm CST
Carnivius_Prime wrote:Not purple enough for my liking (and never did care for that Megatron Rules sticker but hey it's there for those who did) but then I prefer this mold as G1 Megatron and I like it a lot for being a tank AND voyager sized (the jet mode is just a bonus I barely use but it's still a good one)
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(yeah i modified my figure a bit... yeah i suck but i like the new head much more)

Not sure how the cannon is attaching to the shoulder though. Tried to do that with mine and I couldn't find a place where it would stay on. Not a big deal. Was just curious.


There should be two 5mm holes on either side of Megatron's head for the cannon
Re: Video Review of Takara Legends LG-55 Slugslinger (1930008)
Posted by carytheone on January 5th, 2018 @ 1:06pm CST
steals_your_goats wrote:
Carnivius_Prime wrote:Not sure how the cannon is attaching to the shoulder though. Tried to do that with mine and I couldn't find a place where it would stay on. Not a big deal. Was just curious.
There should be two 5mm holes on either side of Megatron's head for the cannon
Are you sure it's not a gravity connection? ;)
Re: Video Review of Takara Legends LG-55 Slugslinger (1930014)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on January 5th, 2018 @ 1:31pm CST
steals_your_goats wrote:There should be two 5mm holes on either side of Megatron's head for the cannon



Ah never mind. I misunderstood the perspective. It's the 5mm post of the extra bit of the cannon (that is grey on the G1 Megs figure though I painted mine black) that's insrted into the hole by his head. I was too focused on the center of the cannon thinking it was attached to his shoulder. Thanks. :P


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Re: Video Review of Takara Legends LG-55 Slugslinger (1930030)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 5th, 2018 @ 2:57pm CST
Megatron Wolf wrote:mold works great for G2 megs shouldve been that from the start, Including noble is odd but still pretty cool


The Headmaster is decoed like BW Megatron, that's why. The T-Rex and gator forms (especially the purple one) double as G1 Megatron ;)
Re: Video Review of Takara Legends LG-55 Slugslinger (1930075)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 5th, 2018 @ 7:36pm CST
i wonder if they would ever do the green version :-?
Re: Video Review of Takara Legends LG-55 Slugslinger (1930076)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 5th, 2018 @ 7:38pm CST
Ultra Markus wrote:i wonder if they would ever do the green version :-?
Probably not since that version never saw release in Japan as Megatron. Only as Megastorm.
Re: Video Review of Takara Legends LG-55 Slugslinger (1930089)
Posted by Emerje on January 5th, 2018 @ 9:15pm CST
I'm thinking I'll be using the Predacon stickers and use this as a new Beast Megatron since it doesn't quite work for me as G2 purple Megs and it is his Transtector after all. Just too bad he already has a big Decepticon logo on his chest by default.

Emerje
Re: Video Review of Takara Legends LG-55 Slugslinger (1930109)
Posted by Cobotron on January 5th, 2018 @ 11:26pm CST
Cyberpath wrote:
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"This ancient relic amplifies my psychic powers tenfold allowing me to enthrall the minds of every robot in the vicinity -- my old comrades as well as my sworn enemies.
Soon I will test my might against my former master, Galvatron -- and the indomitable Optimus Prime!"


:shock: Duuuuuuuuuude! AWESOME!
Awesome shot! Diabolical villainy! :twisted:

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