Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod

Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod

Thursday, October 5th, 2017 3:31am CDT

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Once more via fellow Seibertronian chuckdawg1999, we have another Takara Tomy Transformers Legends video review - this time, featuring the Autobot that almost definitely achieved something: LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod! Check out the video below, plus some thoughts from Chuck, and let us know what you think in the discussion.

Like Kup, Takara went above and beyond with their release of Hot Rod. Retooling the chest and adding its Targetmaster partner is again the cherry on a tight repaint sundae. Caution should be used pegging the chest into place since cracking may be possible. Highly recommended.


Credit(s): chuckdawg1999


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Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1914935)
Posted by Va'al on October 6th, 2017 @ 6:11am CDT
As expected from the multiple in-hand images shown so far, Japanese retail has started carrying the recent offerings in Takara Tomy Transformers Legends line, with LG44 Sharkticon and Targetmasters LG45 Hot Rod and LG46 Kup appearing at a number of stores. Fellow Seibertronian xRotorstormx, currently visiting the country, has sent us images of the figures from Bic Camera store in Shibuya as proof!

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Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1914941)
Posted by Randomhero on October 6th, 2017 @ 7:04am CDT
They certainly are taking their time to get to BBTS. I only ordered Kup but I might have to snag a sharkticon if they’re available in a couple weeks. I found Scourge in box for cheap on eBay with free shipping so it’d be cool to have the sweep head and their deco as an alpha for my legion of sharkticons I already have. Still not gonna bother with Hot Rodimus. Looks nice but I’ve been heard the issues and POTP is starting in a couple months and that one will do. Though I do love his colors
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1914948)
Posted by Big Grim on October 6th, 2017 @ 8:33am CDT
I really love that they're doing the Targetmasters. I had Kup and Recoil and a kid and loved em!
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1914982)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 6th, 2017 @ 10:53am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:And yet, no Targetmaster for Scourge


Maybe they're saving Fracas and Nightstick for special redecos of PotP Jazz as Stepper, and of PotP Inferno as Artfire? ;)

I'd at least buy Stepper, maybe Artfire too (having the MP really discourages his purchase).
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1914998)
Posted by ScottyP on October 6th, 2017 @ 12:06pm CDT
I get it, I really do, but the Million Publishing Stepper and Artfire were so pitch perfect that my desire for any further releases of these characters in a Classics line is gone.
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915125)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on October 7th, 2017 @ 1:32am CDT
Chefatron has the Legends Sharkticon review up, if anyone's interested
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915146)
Posted by Va'al on October 7th, 2017 @ 7:31am CDT
After our sighting in Japan of the Takara Tomy Transformers Legends figures from yesterday, we have a follow up story focusing on the LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod toy - in particular, the Titan Master facebackpack, as spotted by site owner Seibertron: the lips have irregular bumps instead of a smooth sculpt!

There's a production run error on the face of legends hot rod. I received two different shipments from separate Japanese retailer. 4 of the 6 I received have a flaw on the lower left lip. There are some noticeable bumps on the lip. The one xRotorstormx sent a pic of also has this problem.

Just an fyi to those looking to buy him. You might have to get a few from different sources to get one that doesn't have the flaw.


Images showing off the issue are included below!

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Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915150)
Posted by Randomhero on October 7th, 2017 @ 8:19am CDT
It’s not herpes! It’s just a coldsore!
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915152)
Posted by Amelie on October 7th, 2017 @ 8:38am CDT
Randomhero wrote:It’s not herpes! It’s just a coldsore!


They're the same thing ;)

Its Herpes. HotRod shouldn't be so eager with the "hot" or the "rodding" it seems.
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915159)
Posted by Kyleor on October 7th, 2017 @ 9:13am CDT
Randomhero wrote:It’s not herpes! It’s just a coldsore!


There are soooooooo many herpes jokes you can make about this, and they're all wonderfully inappropriate. :saint:
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915167)
Posted by Jedi Kermit on October 7th, 2017 @ 10:04am CDT
Isn't the bumbs on Hot Rods lips common on the Titans Return version? Both of mine have them.
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915176)
Posted by Rated X on October 7th, 2017 @ 11:00am CDT
Damn Hot Rod been doing something I dont wanna know...
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915177)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 7th, 2017 @ 11:06am CDT
Looks like someone punched him in the lip.
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915191)
Posted by RodimusPrimal on October 7th, 2017 @ 11:40am CDT
This sucks! I was going to order this Takara HotRod but there is no way I'm going to now with the chance that I could receive Herpes HotRod. I guess I'll just have to wait until I see him at a convention and can inspect his lips myself. Can't believe it lol
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915194)
Posted by RustedCross on October 7th, 2017 @ 11:58am CDT
Ok, so I was annoyed for a minute. Until I looked at my Hasbro version and realized it had the flaw as well. I never noticed it.. Granted it may show more on the Takara version, but I’m not as concerned now.
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915202)
Posted by RodimusRex on October 7th, 2017 @ 12:21pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Damn Hot Rod been doing something I dont wanna know...


That's what happens when you're a KISS Player.

8-) :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915215)
Posted by Relic0037 on October 7th, 2017 @ 1:33pm CDT
So now I will have to look at the other Transformers on my shelf to see who Hot Lips Hot Rod caught his case of VD from.
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915227)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 7th, 2017 @ 3:31pm CDT
OK, a bit more on the serious side, is this cosmetic problem due to molding, or an excess of paint?
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915246)
Posted by Jedi Kermit on October 7th, 2017 @ 5:25pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:OK, a bit more on the serious side, is this cosmetic problem due to molding, or an excess of paint?


It is molding. Both of my Titans Return Hot Rods have the same 2 bumps.
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod (1915251)
Posted by Relic0037 on October 7th, 2017 @ 6:22pm CDT
Just sent Roddy off to Doc Ratchet's office, so he should be able to keep his little problem under control.

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