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Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber

Transformers News: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber

Saturday, May 27th, 2017 6:30PM CDT

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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.



Transformers News: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber

Transformers News: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber

Transformers News: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber

Transformers News: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber

Transformers News: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber

Transformers News: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber

Transformers News: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber

Transformers News: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber

Transformers News: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber

Transformers News: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber

Transformers News: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber

Transformers News: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber

Transformers News: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber

Transformers News: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber
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Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for 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: Written Review and More In Hand Images for 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: Written Review and More In Hand Images for 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
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884702)
Posted by nycPrime on May 27th, 2017 @ 7:35pm CDT
Are there any ways of getting this for less than the $70 the major US online retailers are asking?
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884704)
Posted by ExciKaiser on May 27th, 2017 @ 8:04pm CDT
nycPrime wrote:Are there any ways of getting this for less than the $70 the major US online retailers are asking?

wait for Harbo's release in giftset.
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884705)
Posted by kurthy on May 27th, 2017 @ 8:06pm CDT
nycPrime wrote:Are there any ways of getting this for less than the $70 the major US online retailers are asking?

Fly to Tokyo and pick one up for about 50 USD? Even shipping SAL from Amiami cost me 65 USD so my guess is no if you want to shop US.
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884706)
Posted by nycPrime on May 27th, 2017 @ 8:08pm CDT
ExciKaiser wrote:
nycPrime wrote:Are there any ways of getting this for less than the $70 the major US online retailers are asking?

wait for Harbo's release in giftset.

I was afraid of that answer lol
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884710)
Posted by Kurona on May 27th, 2017 @ 8:21pm CDT
ExciKaiser wrote:
nycPrime wrote:Are there any ways of getting this for less than the $70 the major US online retailers are asking?

wait for Harbo's release in giftset.

If that happens... if. It's not like Hasbro hasn't skipped out on obvious opportunities before.
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884711)
Posted by ExciKaiser on May 27th, 2017 @ 8:25pm CDT
Kurona wrote:
ExciKaiser wrote:
nycPrime wrote:Are there any ways of getting this for less than the $70 the major US online retailers are asking?

wait for Harbo's release in giftset.

If that happens... if. It's not like Hasbro hasn't skipped out on obvious opportunities before.


They promised two more giftsets added to Velocytron and Cybertron. As there's ginrai in one, there's necessary Godbomber in one of the two incoming.
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884715)
Posted by Kurona on May 27th, 2017 @ 8:40pm CDT
ExciKaiser wrote:
Kurona wrote:
ExciKaiser wrote:
nycPrime wrote:Are there any ways of getting this for less than the $70 the major US online retailers are asking?

wait for Harbo's release in giftset.

If that happens... if. It's not like Hasbro hasn't skipped out on obvious opportunities before.


They promised two more giftsets added to Velocytron and Cybertron. As there's ginrai in one, there's necessary Godbomber in one of the two incoming.

Not necessarily, no. It's obvious, but there's a lot of obvious things Hasbro doesn't seem fit to do. Fact is we just don't know at this point. For all we know we could get a recoloured Sky Shadow as Dai Atlas instead.
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884720)
Posted by Professor Smooth on May 27th, 2017 @ 9:37pm CDT
kurthy wrote:
nycPrime wrote:Are there any ways of getting this for less than the $70 the major US online retailers are asking?

Fly to Tokyo and pick one up for about 50 USD? Even shipping SAL from Amiami cost me 65 USD so my guess is no if you want to shop US.


Even that's unlikely. The thing sold out nearly everywhere. It was 7,000+ yen on Amazon Japan within a few weeks of pre-orders going up.
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884727)
Posted by primalxconvoy on May 27th, 2017 @ 10:18pm CDT
Yuck. No crappy Facebook videos, please. They can't really be shared/casted easily. Anyone got any normal, regular, "plays nice with others" YouTube videos of these figures, please?
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884735)
Posted by Randomhero on May 27th, 2017 @ 11:53pm CDT
primalxconvoy wrote:Yuck. No crappy Facebook videos, please. They can't really be shared/casted easily. Anyone got any normal, regular, "plays nice with others" YouTube videos of these figures, please?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAN4dgen5wc&t=0s
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884737)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 27th, 2017 @ 11:58pm CDT
Kurona wrote: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?
Right here - https://twitter.com/tagoal/status/868172044352888832

And here's an alternate configuration for God Ginrai to put his wings lower - https://twitter.com/Alfes2010/status/868415514141274112
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884738)
Posted by primalxconvoy on May 28th, 2017 @ 12:02am CDT
:-P
Randomhero wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:Yuck. No crappy Facebook videos, please. They can't really be shared/casted easily. Anyone got any normal, regular, "plays nice with others" YouTube videos of these figures, please?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAN4dgen5wc&t=0s




Cheers, I already watched that one. Wotafa was being cheeky and hasn't uploaded the combined mode video yet...

I just downloaded the Facebook one and will cast that later to my console.

My actual toy should be waiting for me when I get home in a few hours, after having Vietnamese food with my French friend and Japanese girlfriend in Japan and then a party full of other Japanese women.

Life is good.
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884745)
Posted by RAR on May 28th, 2017 @ 1:05am CDT
It's a shame they never made Energon Optimus inspired Combiner Limbs for the Red Optimus - as then those would be a great complement to this guy.

I like some of the features ; such as the head, the triple cockpit, the Headmaster (in both modes) and the general look of the robot.
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884746)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 28th, 2017 @ 1:08am CDT
RAR wrote:It's a shame they never made Energon Optimus inspired Combiner Limbs for the Red Optimus - as then those would be a great complement to this guy.


CW Nosecone and Alpha Bravo will get you half ;)

I like some of the features ; such as the head, the triple cockpit, the Headmaster (in both modes) and the general look of the robot.


On the flipside, I don't really care for the helmet being a separate piece. And am I the only who keeps thinking "don't break it, don't break it" upon watching the transformation? Especially the wings freak me out :shock:
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884748)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 28th, 2017 @ 1:16am CDT
Rainmaker wrote:Does Legends Wheelie have the same tabbing problem as TR Wheelie?
:MAXIMAL:


On the whole yes, there are a few who've gotten lucky but for the most part, it's a floppy mess. I think it has to do more with the overall design, if you want it I think the figure goes for fairly cheap.
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884751)
Posted by primalxconvoy on May 28th, 2017 @ 2:05am CDT
RAR wrote:It's a shame they never made Energon Optimus inspired Combiner Limbs for the Red Optimus - as then those would be a great complement to this guy.

I like some of the features ; such as the head, the triple cockpit, the Headmaster (in both modes) and the general look of the robot.


Considering that mold had the Energon Optimus matrix style inner chest, I agree. They could have repainted a helicopter, spaceship (for the submarine) and drill tank and made easy money. A repaint of Galvatron as Energon Megatron would have been great, too.
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884756)
Posted by Professor Smooth on May 28th, 2017 @ 2:24am CDT
Desslok2201 wrote:I'd really like to see a side by side shot next to the G1 version


The difference is really amazing.

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Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884766)
Posted by Kurona on May 28th, 2017 @ 5:49am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Kurona wrote: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?
Right here - https://twitter.com/tagoal/status/868172044352888832

... woah. That works better than I thought.
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884773)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on May 28th, 2017 @ 6:31am CDT
A pity it seems you can't mount the wings to the upper arms with the Legends version.

I wonder if the final version of Targetmaster Roddy's True Firebolt will be different than the one in the pictures. I won't hold my breath but it'd be nice to see it come to pass even if I'm not personally out to buy him. Speaking of Roddy, still wondering if we've had any shots of the underside of his car mode.
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884790)
Posted by Desslok2201 on May 28th, 2017 @ 10:57am CDT
Professor Smooth wrote:
Desslok2201 wrote:I'd really like to see a side by side shot next to the G1 version


The difference is really amazing.

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Thanks- just what I wanted to see, although somehow this makes it harder to pull the trigger on buying this. God Ginrai is about the most solid brick ever. I think if I dropped him off the roof, the missile might launch but that's it. The legends version... not so much
I know there's some easy fixes for it, but I hate fiddly transformers. That, and the legends version is missing all of that delicious chrome.... :shock:
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884795)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on May 28th, 2017 @ 11:37am CDT
I think the height level of the wings works honestly. I think they should have given a bit more on the wingspan IMO...'nuff said! :VEHI:
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884828)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 28th, 2017 @ 2:29pm CDT
Embedding the images for all to see:
Sabrblade wrote:
Kurona wrote: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?
Right here - https://twitter.com/tagoal/status/868172044352888832
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Sabrblade wrote:And here's an alternate configuration for God Ginrai to put his wings lower - https://twitter.com/Alfes2010/status/868415514141274112
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Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884920)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on May 29th, 2017 @ 1:55am CDT
Nemesis Destron wrote:I think the height level of the wings works honestly. I think they should have given a bit more on the wingspan IMO...'nuff said! :VEHI:

I wasn't thinking about the height so much as the positioning. The original toy, and thus the show design, had them mounted to the shoulders. Sticking them in the back like this does can make them seem especially stubby from certain angles, kinda like cheap dinky costume wings.

Looks good all the same. Who wants to put money down on the time til Takara announces a Legends Fire Guts God Ginrai set?
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884922)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 29th, 2017 @ 2:08am CDT
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
Nemesis Destron wrote:I think the height level of the wings works honestly. I think they should have given a bit more on the wingspan IMO...'nuff said! :VEHI:

I wasn't thinking about the height so much as the positioning. The original toy, and thus the show design, had them mounted to the shoulders. Sticking them in the back like this does can make them seem especially stubby from certain angles, kinda like cheap dinky costume wings.


They were on the backpack/Godbomber's torso, on the toy and the show design. The latter did have them move with the arms at times I believe. Plus, there's alternate configuration with fewer pieces that places the wings on the arms proper.

Looks good all the same. Who wants to put money down on the time til Takara announces a Legends Fire Guts God Ginrai set?


I'd almost say that's a given, if TakaraTomy can justify a set with two Leader Class toys. :shock: Anybody remember what that RotF Optimus Prime & Jetfire set went for?
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884931)
Posted by Professor Smooth on May 29th, 2017 @ 8:58am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
I'd almost say that's a given, if TakaraTomy can justify a set with two Leader Class toys. :shock: Anybody remember what that RotF Optimus Prime & Jetfire set went for?


I believe it was 15,000 yen. It sold out almost immediately. I was on vacation when it was released and they were completely gone by the time I returned a week later.

TakaraTomy has had absolutely zero issues with releasing high-dollar figures over the past few years. A Fire Guts giftset wouldn't surprise me. But I still think we'll see an homage to the Masterforce giftset w/ chrome and a few other new paint apps in the near future. Maybe around Christmas.

By the by, I should mention that the side-by-side picture I posted has MF God Ginrai in an alternate transformation. The official one attaches the wings to the backpack and the fists an inch or so up the arms (making both VERY stubby).
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884942)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 29th, 2017 @ 10:37am CDT
Yet another alternate configuration to get the wings lower, and which also moves the arm stumps out of the way as well:

https://twitter.com/BEE6210/status/868325290904137728/

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Side and back pics:

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From this video review:

Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884943)
Posted by Kurona on May 29th, 2017 @ 10:38am CDT
Aside from certain misgivings about the toy's visual identity - the wing placement, Ginrai's feet which still look really awkward when combined, the tiny fists in combined mode - there's been quite a few reports about God Ginrai's stability, including this video. He does not look like an appealing toy to me... not to blaspheme, but I actually think I want PMOP more.

Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884944)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 29th, 2017 @ 10:40am CDT
Kurona wrote:Aside from certain misgivings about the toy's visual identity - the wing placement,
See the post above yours. ;)
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884945)
Posted by Kurona on May 29th, 2017 @ 10:45am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Kurona wrote:Aside from certain misgivings about the toy's visual identity - the wing placement,
See the post above yours. ;)

That does help a lot, can't believe that timing :lol:

Still, it's not just the wings - the whole thing just looks a bit off to me. Not the design itself - God Ginrai has always looked pretty damn awesome. But this toy just seems all over the place and not very aesthetically pleasing. Godbomber on his own seems a lot more fun.
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884948)
Posted by Evil Eye on May 29th, 2017 @ 10:54am CDT
It's weird, because GG has the weird feet, stability issues and teeny tiny hands in combined mode, Meanwhile, PMOP is objectively worse in every regard with less articulation (no wrist swivels and no ankle rockers), horrible plastic colour choices and a lot of nasty hollow bits (those forearms...bleuch!). But just because Takara's is better doesn't mean it's good enough.

So as far as official CHUG scale Ginrais/PMOPs go, we're kinda out of luck. I know MakeToys is doing a PMOP/GG if you're OK with the increased price and it being a 3P figure (no need to worry about QC, as MakeToys knocks HasTak into a cocked hat).
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884967)
Posted by Tranzilla on May 29th, 2017 @ 2:45pm CDT
Here's hoping we get a Nucleon Quest and/or Fire Guts version of God Ginrai. :-D
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884968)
Posted by Desslok2201 on May 29th, 2017 @ 2:54pm CDT
Tranzilla wrote:Here's hoping we get a Nucleon Quest and/or Fire Guts version of God Ginrai. :-D

I'd love to see a nucleon quest ginrai. I'm getting really tired of all the black decos being nemesis prime
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884970)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on May 29th, 2017 @ 3:11pm CDT
Desslok2201 wrote:
Tranzilla wrote:Here's hoping we get a Nucleon Quest and/or Fire Guts version of God Ginrai. :-D

I'd love to see a nucleon quest ginrai. I'm getting really tired of all the black decos being nemesis prime


odds are if they give us a Nucleon Quest Ginrai, they will package it as either Scourge or Nemesis Prime, but keeping the Nucleon Deco
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884982)
Posted by Desslok2201 on May 29th, 2017 @ 5:11pm CDT
grimdragon2001 wrote:
Desslok2201 wrote:
Tranzilla wrote:Here's hoping we get a Nucleon Quest and/or Fire Guts version of God Ginrai. :-D

I'd love to see a nucleon quest ginrai. I'm getting really tired of all the black decos being nemesis prime


odds are if they give us a Nucleon Quest Ginrai, they will package it as either Scourge or Nemesis Prime, but keeping the Nucleon Deco

Yeah, but the nucleon deco has an autobot logo. I hate having to cover tampos with stickers
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884983)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on May 29th, 2017 @ 5:15pm CDT
Desslok2201 wrote:
grimdragon2001 wrote:
Desslok2201 wrote:
Tranzilla wrote:Here's hoping we get a Nucleon Quest and/or Fire Guts version of God Ginrai. :-D

I'd love to see a nucleon quest ginrai. I'm getting really tired of all the black decos being nemesis prime


odds are if they give us a Nucleon Quest Ginrai, they will package it as either Scourge or Nemesis Prime, but keeping the Nucleon Deco

Yeah, but the nucleon deco has an autobot logo. I hate having to cover tampos with stickers


at the rate things are going, it may just be a matter of swapping stickers
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884984)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 29th, 2017 @ 5:15pm CDT
Desslok2201 wrote:
grimdragon2001 wrote:
Desslok2201 wrote:
Tranzilla wrote:Here's hoping we get a Nucleon Quest and/or Fire Guts version of God Ginrai. :-D

I'd love to see a nucleon quest ginrai. I'm getting really tired of all the black decos being nemesis prime


odds are if they give us a Nucleon Quest Ginrai, they will package it as either Scourge or Nemesis Prime, but keeping the Nucleon Deco

Yeah, but the nucleon deco has an autobot logo. I hate having to cover tampos with stickers


Let's be cheeky and assume that any Nucleon Quest redeco will be based on the original TR Powermaster Optimus Prime, as that black redeco was for him, not Ginrai ;)
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1884986)
Posted by Desslok2201 on May 29th, 2017 @ 5:21pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Desslok2201 wrote:
grimdragon2001 wrote:
Desslok2201 wrote:
Tranzilla wrote:Here's hoping we get a Nucleon Quest and/or Fire Guts version of God Ginrai. :-D

I'd love to see a nucleon quest ginrai. I'm getting really tired of all the black decos being nemesis prime


odds are if they give us a Nucleon Quest Ginrai, they will package it as either Scourge or Nemesis Prime, but keeping the Nucleon Deco

Yeah, but the nucleon deco has an autobot logo. I hate having to cover tampos with stickers


Let's be cheeky and assume that any Nucleon Quest redeco will be based on the original TR Powermaster Optimus Prime, as that black redeco was for him, not Ginrai ;)

It's a holiday, so I will accept the cheekiness
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1885049)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on May 29th, 2017 @ 11:35pm CDT
So I guess the comparisons to ROTF Optimus and Jetfire extend beyond just giftset price XD. There's also fiddliness in the combination.

I would say that the odds of a Nucleon Quest Super Convoy redeco getting labeled as such are actually fairly decent. Takara is still perfectly happy to present black recolors of Optimus Prime as Optimus and not an evil imitator.

Even with the issues I think it manages to look cool, so I'm hoping we get an Apex Bomber release here in the US. We're getting the Legends version of the TR PMOP tooling as "Magnus Prime" after all.
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1885053)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 30th, 2017 @ 12:42am CDT
I don't think they'll do a Fire Guts version, didn't it take a loooong time to clear from shelves and online retailers? I never understood how Japan explained Nucleon Quest Optimus Prime since Optimus/Convoy was never a God Master.
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1885055)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 30th, 2017 @ 1:05am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I don't think they'll do a Fire Guts version, didn't it take a loooong time to clear from shelves and online retailers? I never understood how Japan explained Nucleon Quest Optimus Prime since Optimus/Convoy was never a God Master.


Simple: they went with the US fiction as a starting point, and labeled the engine as our Hi-Q. They still named him "Super Convoy" however. As for it "not selling", its companion, the God Ginrai reissue, was ridiculously overproduced, so I'm assuming the Fire Guts one suffered the same fate to a lesser extent.
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1885056)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on May 30th, 2017 @ 1:12am CDT
The Nucleon Quest toy's bio actually brings the US concept of a Powermaster into Japanese continuity as an explanation, saying that to find more energy with which to revitalize the resurrected Cybertron he merged with Hi-Q to become a Powermaster and ventured into a black hole (protected by a special armor coating, to explain his black deco) to get super-energy nucleon (obviously better than the regular old nucleon in the Marvel comics).
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1885057)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 30th, 2017 @ 2:07am CDT
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:The Nucleon Quest toy's bio actually brings the US concept of a Powermaster into Japanese continuity as an explanation, saying that to find more energy with which to revitalize the resurrected Cybertron he merged with Hi-Q to become a Powermaster and ventured into a black hole (protected by a special armor coating, to explain his black deco) to get super-energy nucleon (obviously better than the regular old nucleon in the Marvel comics).


And sometimes it is that simple.
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1885079)
Posted by Kurona on May 30th, 2017 @ 7:38am CDT
As perhaps some companion pieces to the recently revealed MP-39 Sunstreaker and Legends Triggerhappy, Takara seems to have some upcoming products - confirmed by a receipt from Toy Scope and brought to us courtesy of fellow Seibertronian Cyberpath! The Takara Legends line brings us confirmation of Misfire before his American counterpart even gets released; along with Sixshot, Broadside and Doublecross (otherwise known as Twinferno). Of course, we can expect all of these to be redecos and minor retools of the Hasbro products, with Misfire coming with a potentially-new-mold Targetmaster just like Triggerhappy, Kup and Hot Rod before him. And finally, we have MP-12+ Lambor (otherwise known as Sideswipe), giving confirmation that the Animation-Accurate MP+ line is indeed continuing after just Red Alert. Take a look at the receipt below and tell us what you think in the Takara Legends thread below! Or, if you're here for Sideswipe, feel free to peruse and join the MP+ thread instead!

Very important edit: Toy Scope's home page clarified that they made a mistake and that Misfire and Doublecross, surprisingly, share a designation. So below are the two corrections... one of which, once again, might surprise you.

LG51 Targetmaster Doublecross
LG52 Targetmaster Misfire

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Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1885081)
Posted by RodimusConvoy13 on May 30th, 2017 @ 7:46am CDT
Kurona wrote:As perhaps some companion pieces to the recently revealed MP-39 Sunstreaker and Legends Triggerhappy, Takara seems to have some upcoming products - confirmed by a receipt from Toy Scope and brought to us courtesy of fellow Seibertronian Cyberpath! The Takara Legends line brings us confirmation of Misfire before his American counterpart even gets released; along with Sixshot, Broadside and Doublecross (otherwise known as Twinferno). Of course, we can expect all of these to be redecos and minor retools of the Hasbro products, with Misfire coming with a potentially-new-mold Targetmaster just like Triggerhappy, Kup and Hot Rod before him. And finally, we have MP-12+ Lambor (otherwise known as Sideswipe), giving confirmation that the Animation-Accurate MP+ line is indeed continuing after just Red Alert. Take a look at the receipt below and tell us what you think in the Takara Legends thread below! Or, if you're here for Sideswipe, feel free to peruse and join the MP+ thread instead!

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It also says Targetmaster Doublecross. It was another post on their page.
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1885082)
Posted by Kurona on May 30th, 2017 @ 7:56am CDT
RodimusConvoy13 wrote:It also says Targetmaster Doublecross. It was another post on their page.

Thank you very much, article edited!
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1885086)
Posted by galvatron00 on May 30th, 2017 @ 8:13am CDT
SIXSHOT!!!!!!
:DANCE: :DANCE: :DANCE: :DANCE:
Re: Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber (1885089)
Posted by Relic0037 on May 30th, 2017 @ 8:26am CDT
Good to know that Takara is going to do these. Hopefully, some pictures will come out soon to see if there is a major difference between these and their Hasbro counterparts to warrant the higher cost (especially in the case of Sixshot and Broadside).

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