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

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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