Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Greatshot

Transformers News: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Greatshot

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 3:02AM CDT

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We posted a while back a comparison pictorial review of the latest Takara Tomy Transformers LG-EX Greatshot figure, which you can check out again here, and now thanks to fellow Seibertronian chuckdawg1999, we also have a video version of the same!

Comparisons abound here too, namely with with leader Sixshot, in all six modes for both figures. Take a look, read chuck's thoughts, and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub discussion thread!

Legends Greatshot is a fantastic update to the G1 figure. I really like how the colors pop, especially the gold on the chest. While I am disappointed the head has to be removed for transformation, the figure makes it very easy to overlook. Crossed fingers that we get a Shadow Maru down the line?


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Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Greatshot (1953550)
Posted by Lore Keeper on April 17th, 2018 @ 8:18am CDT
I'd love to do a review on this guy. Too bad it's April 17th, and my Greatshot and Grand Max STILL aren't in stock! :-x
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Greatshot (1953611)
Posted by blackeyedprime on April 17th, 2018 @ 12:29pm CDT
My greatshots gone straight into a box o.O One of his knees cant be rotated past the front/unnatural knee bend where as the other one can not. Haven't really noticed any improvements on the knee joints over my hasbro six shot.

No more room for autobots at the mo until I get another book case or resign more to storage. Had to get the Legends version of Twintwist with the Hasbro one being in short supply. Probably going to be the same with Misfire in the end. Doubt I'll get around to chasing up the other legends I'm missing before the Street fighter versions arrive.
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Greatshot (1953612)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on April 17th, 2018 @ 12:31pm CDT
Lore Keeper wrote:I'd love to do a review on this guy. Too bad it's April 17th, and my Greatshot and Grand Max STILL aren't in stock! :-x


I was lucky enough to find a US seller on EBay that had it for a comparable price to BBTS.
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Greatshot (1953636)
Posted by o.supreme on April 17th, 2018 @ 2:42pm CDT
My "complete" Cybertron city would consist of 4 Hubs (Metroplex, Fort Max, Grand Max, and Trypticon), and connecting all of them would be ALL TR Leader Class Figures, Legends God Bomber, and Greatshot, as well as SDCC Primitive Optimus. Of course I am missing the most expensive parts of this (Metro, Grand Max, Greatshot, and Primitive Optimus), but hopefully someday...if someone does happen to get all of these, and connect them all to be a mega city, that would be awesome. I'd love to see pics of it. Of course I know Metroplex has no connective plates like all the others do, but it would still be fun to include him.
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Greatshot (1953645)
Posted by Latebrus-K on April 17th, 2018 @ 3:29pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:My "complete" Cybertron city would consist of 4 Hubs (Metroplex, Fort Max, Grand Max, and Trypticon), and connecting all of them would be ALL TR Leader Class Figures, Legends God Bomber, and Greatshot, as well as SDCC Primitive Optimus. Of course I am missing the most expensive parts of this (Metro, Grand Max, Greatshot, and Primitive Optimus), but hopefully someday...if someone does happen to get all of these, and connect them all to be a mega city, that would be awesome. I'd love to see pics of it. Of course I know Metroplex has no connective plates like all the others do, but it would still be fun to include him.

That sounds amazing, I hope someone tries it with the new lg-ex releases! Out of curiosity, are you including all three Ginrais/Magnus Primes in the layout?
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Greatshot (1953646)
Posted by o.supreme on April 17th, 2018 @ 3:35pm CDT
I have TR Leader PM Prime, and Magnus Prime from the *Siege on Cybertron* set. I also got God Bomber (LG 42). However I did not get the single release Super Ginrai, or the Combined God Ginrai set from :TAKARATOMY: . I figure the differences in those were minimal, however if someone does happen to have them all, that would be amazing.
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Greatshot (1953725)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 17th, 2018 @ 10:14pm CDT
With all of those, you could also very easily make either Nemesis Command or Neo Akihabara City. ;)
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Greatshot (1953745)
Posted by fenrir72 on April 17th, 2018 @ 11:25pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:I have TR Leader PM Prime, and Magnus Prime from the *Siege on Cybertron* set. I also got God Bomber (LG 42). However I did not get the single release Super Ginrai, or the Combined God Ginrai set from :TAKARATOMY: . I figure the differences in those were minimal, however if someone does happen to have them all, that would be amazing.


Aside from Grand (RKs shipping rates are a bit ouchy, wished it was a mass release via Amiami), I got all of them. Issue now is space and how to fit it all in City shot :(
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Greatshot (1953746)
Posted by fenrir72 on April 17th, 2018 @ 11:26pm CDT
blackeyedprime wrote:My greatshots gone straight into a box o.O One of his knees cant be rotated past the front/unnatural knee bend where as the other one can not. Haven't really noticed any improvements on the knee joints over my hasbro six shot.

No more room for autobots at the mo until I get another book case or resign more to storage. Had to get the Legends version of Twintwist with the Hasbro one being in short supply. Probably going to be the same with Misfire in the end. Doubt I'll get around to chasing up the other legends I'm missing before the Street fighter versions arrive.


:shock: No improvements? Really? The knees being a floppy mess like the HB version?

The Takara gremlins strike again!
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Greatshot (1953851)
Posted by blackeyedprime on April 18th, 2018 @ 11:25am CDT
fenrir72 wrote:
blackeyedprime wrote:My greatshots gone straight into a box o.O One of his knees cant be rotated past the front/unnatural knee bend where as the other one can not. Haven't really noticed any improvements on the knee joints over my hasbro six shot.

No more room for autobots at the mo until I get another book case or resign more to storage. Had to get the Legends version of Twintwist with the Hasbro one being in short supply. Probably going to be the same with Misfire in the end. Doubt I'll get around to chasing up the other legends I'm missing before the Street fighter versions arrive.


:shock: No improvements? Really? The knees being a floppy mess like the HB version?

The Takara gremlins strike again!


Nope, Greatshots right leg is about the same as my hasbro six shot with the left leg being a lot stiffer. Maybe my hasbro six shot was pure luck tho because my hasbro quickswitch is a floppy mess.
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Greatshot (1954823)
Posted by Ebonsaber on April 21st, 2018 @ 4:04pm CDT
Finally got my Grand Max, but there's a real tiny issue... :-(

The ratchet swivel joint above the right elbow is so loose that it can't carry the weight of the sword, while the left one is fine. I suspect PE's PC-14X would be too heavy for him too...

Welp, time to grab a screwdriver and pad that joint...
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Greatshot (1954835)
Posted by Agamemnon on April 21st, 2018 @ 4:37pm CDT
Yes. PE's sword is very, very heavy!
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Greatshot (1954849)
Posted by Ebonsaber on April 21st, 2018 @ 5:10pm CDT
Agamemnon wrote:Yes. PE's sword is very, very heavy!


PC-14X is actually the gun in red. GM does not need a 3p sword as he comes with his own sword, in which the issue with mine is that GM's right bicep swivel can't take the weight of his own sword...
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Greatshot (1958541)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 9th, 2018 @ 6:12pm CDT
First up, YAY!! Greatshot is finally instock at TFsource!



2nd thing though: the timing was absolutely terrible...



I literally shipped MP40, G2 Megs, and a Dr Wu Timegun a half hour before he came in stock. Now he'll need to wait till the end of May to ship with War Hammer Bee and a very special surprise for myself
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Greatshot (1958546)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on May 9th, 2018 @ 7:42pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:First up, YAY!! Greatshot is finally instock at TFsource!





Took long enough, didn't it? For what it's worth, Grand Maximus finally came in stock at TFSource as well.
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Greatshot (1958555)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 9th, 2018 @ 8:54pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:First up, YAY!! Greatshot is finally instock at TFsource!





Took long enough, didn't it? For what it's worth, Grand Maximus finally came in stock at TFSource as well.

Only nearly a month and a half from the main Japanese sites. Now to wait on him to ship him
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Greatshot (1960840)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 21st, 2018 @ 8:48pm CDT
Well, I finally got my G2 Megatron, and I am blown away.

I have not been a fan of this mold, mainly due to the legs and the way the wings keep falling off, but man this guy kills it. I adore the purple camo and the different purple and silver tones. He looks so good!

I did use all 4 stickers. The predacon ones went to Noble/Savage (I am keeping him solo, I love the little guy too much to pair him with Titan Master Roddy Prime), the G2 symbol on his cannon, and the 4th is obvious. The vulgar ego striking sticker had to go there, had to.

But anyway he is awesome and have some pictures:




Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Greatshot (1961207)
Posted by o.supreme on May 23rd, 2018 @ 3:43pm CDT
Greetings. I'm looking for a competent review of Legends Grand Maximus. I know it just came out, but the couple reviews I've seen on Youtube as of this writing are not that great. I know I may be asking a lot, but I really don't like when a toy reviewer says "I don't know what this is", or "I don't know what that's supposed to be..." I mean do a little research, or don't do it at all. Sorry just a little frustrated. I know in time probably some of the bigger more prominent reviewers will post their videos, but I was just curious. I intend to purchase this someday, its just I'm not sure when. $265 (is what I would pay after shipping from BBTS), is pretty steep, but its the least expensive price I can find at this time, and they seem to have plenty in stock.
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Greatshot (1961213)
Posted by ZeroWolf on May 23rd, 2018 @ 4:04pm CDT
I don't wish to be rude but isn't grand just a redco of takara fortress? Wouldn't a review of fortress aid you?
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-EX Greatshot (1961215)
Posted by o.supreme on May 23rd, 2018 @ 4:11pm CDT
I have Hasbro TR Fort Max, but I really want to see up close the color contrast with Grand Max, and I believe the electronic sounds are different. one reviewer I watched didn't even cover that, and the other was somewhat ignorant. I don't expect everyone to know Japanese, heck I don't even know it aside form a few phrases, but I would want to learn and understand those phrases with the Grand Max toy.

The fact that :TAKARATOMY: Fortress Maximus has unique electronics/sounds is what endears it to me, even though I don't have it, plus its unique Headmaster being Animaiton accurate. I've been looking online for just the Fortress (head) component so I can have all the unique electronics and unique head, but no such luck. But I'd want to purchase Grand Max in full, because he is a unique character.
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