Classic Legends Wave 1

Discussion in 'Transformers Feedback & Reviews' started by payres, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. payres

    payres Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2002
    Posts:
    4,757
    News Credits:
    79
    Trophy Points:
    237
    Likes:
    +185
    Ebay:
    I can't see a thread for these elsewhere. Here' the review as posted on my site and elsewhere - it mainly concentrates on the names and colours as they're repaints:

    This is a wave of repaints of the old Legends of Cybertron figures. For the
    original reviews see

    Legends of Cybertron Wave 2: Leobreaker, Scourge, Evac & Jetfire
    http://uk.geocities.com/philip_ayres@btopenworld.com/C_LOC_1_2.html
    Legends of Cybertron Wave 3: Galvatron, Soundwave, Vector Prime & Red Alert
    http://uk.geocities.com/philip_ayres@btopenworld.com/C_LOC_3.html

    None of these characters got LoC repaints, even though 3 of them had
    repainted versions available in larger sizes. Earlier TF names have been
    used instead of their LoC original names.

    Trypticon

    Trypticon is a repaint of LoC Scourge. Instead of doing the Cryo Scourge
    colour scheme here, the bulk of the body is repainted in grey, with the
    forearms, shoulders spikes and feet a pale purple. Given the Leobreaker
    repaint below many assumed this would be BWII Galvatron but the Trypticon
    name is appropriate given the dragon's 3 heads. As before the robot looks
    like he's eaten all the pies ! But a nice attractive colour scheme.

    Fire Flight

    Fireflight is the LoC Jetfire repaint we got instead of Hasbro doing a LoC
    Sky Shadow. The main body is a brick red, with the additional robot parts a
    creamy beige colour. This looks nothing like the white with red chest of G1
    Fireflight. In fact I only realised what it was when I say the toy today -
    it's BW Razorbeast's colours in jet form ! A bit garish I feel, could have
    done better.

    Leo Prime

    Leo Prime is the new Leo Breaker repaint - skipping over the Nemesis Breaker
    colour scheme seen on a larger figure. Leo Prime is an English version of
    the Japanese toy name Leo Convoy, who was the Maximal leader in BWII. His
    white, gold and red paint scheme translates well to the LoC lion, and the
    transition from the shoulder to the robot chest of the beast head doesn't
    make you think it isn't who the toy claims to be. Good repaint.

    Perceptor

    LoC Red Alert has no obvious Autobot repaint colour scheme - though doing a
    Decepticon version as Predator Stalker or MW/Universe Soundwave might work.
    So they've looked for an Autobot with a shoulder cannon and come up with
    Perceptor. And yes, it does just about work, you could conceive the missile
    truck is some sort of mobile telescope. However the execution is a little
    flawed - the red is too plasticy - almost looks like a knock off - and the
    pale blue paint on the arms and upper legs doesn't work - needs to be
    applied right the way round both limbs I think, and possibly in a different
    shade. Nice try, shame about the finished article.
     
  2. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Posts:
    35,576
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    317
    Likes:
    +34
    Facebook:
    Instagram:
    Well, we do already have threads for Leo Prime and Trypticon, but since the other two haven't been covered yet, I won't hold it against you. :) 

    Thanks for the impressions, since I've got the Cybertron versions I'm inclined to pass, even though I have a great Classics fanfic idea that uses Fireflight.
     
  3. payres

    payres Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2002
    Posts:
    4,757
    News Credits:
    79
    Trophy Points:
    237
    Likes:
    +185
    Ebay:
    I'd not seen the Leo Prime one ! Ooops, sorry.

    These are so cheap I'll happily shell out for repaints !
     
  4. Gryph

    Gryph Action Master

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    10,401
    News Credits:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Likes:
    +30
    Oh, btw. Apparently, Fireflight was originally supposed to be Powerdive. They just couldn't get the name.
     
  5. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Posts:
    35,576
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    317
    Likes:
    +34
    Facebook:
    Instagram:
    I heard it was Powerglide, which given the colours and type of jet would make sense.
     
  6. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2003
    Posts:
    17,115
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    327
    Likes:
    +66
    To an extent, though Powerglide was red and light gray, as opposed to red and beige.
     

Share This Page