LG-58 Clone Bot Set, LG-59 Blitzwing and LG-60 Overlord

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  1. transform75

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    Legends are both canon and in continuity.
    Canon because it is official story added by official maker of the transformers franchise.

    In continuity with the Japanese g1 continuity, especially since headmasters characters appeared.
    And, if you don t like these comics, takara is extra carefull at not disturbing the cartoon stories. A few examples:
    Headmasters prologue(happening after final episode of headmasters): autobots are under attack, a weapon make them reduced in headmasters size, so they have to become headmasters and build transtectors, including blaster and blurr and scourge.
    Unite warriors : they revived (again) Optimus prime to become his combiner wars self , but he died 7 days later- so he can be revived as star convoy, the 1990 toy version of him.
    You also have stories from other cartoons like beast machines and animated:
    - animated slipstream is chased as à decepticon in her world. Animated swindle makes her travel in legends world.
    - beast machines : waspinator rhinox and rattrap travel to legends universe and then return during their time after last episode of beast machines ended.
    - Black convoy prologue (car robot 2000 being in Japanese g1 continuity as well): the destrongers attack "brave Maximus 2.0" (virtual repaint of titans return fortress Maximus) because 1.0 crashed in a foreign world, the world where g1 fortress and chrome dome were, fortress designed g1 fortress Maximus With wreckage of brave Maximus 1.0 , his toy repaint- this was stories told in kiss player.

    So basically, if people don t like legends comics, it is ok as it does not disturb previous stories. But is still canon and in continuity, thanks to extra careful storytelling of takara.

    And that is why takara is cool, they pay attention to every continuity, g1, idw, making small references everywhere, but not disturbing the continuities if you don t care.
     
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  2. SouthtownKid

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    We'll see what he actually looks like in-hand, but yeah, you definitely have a point there.

    This. In the cases where there are discrepancies between series, Takara is IN LOVE with creating continuity implants to smooth things over.
     
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  3. Type-R

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    Bathtub gun. Lol. That's a great name for the weapon.
     
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    I can't take any credit for this one, someone else called it that in this thread and I saw it :lol 
     
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    Man I love images of that takara version
     
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    Legends reads like a horrible fanfic made official (canonical and in continuity) by Takara. But that's easy to ignore, since Takara is basically incapable of producing anything even remotely resembling good Transformers fiction and we all have our headcanon anyway.
     
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    It is funny and goofy, is enjoyable to some.

    And what is a good fiction today? It is sad but I prefer to read a 2 pages comic of legends than the first issue of first strike... and i don't even read Japanese.
    When I receive a legends toy, I usually check the tfwiki to read the lg story, and I always learn something new on the character and the continuity it is from.

    Ps: love your signature, I just finished my Tf inventory and will try your stats display. Great idea
     
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    Wow these look great. The clones will put a smile on my face.
     
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    Legends is no longer the only line making references of idw as well.

    Mp delta Magnus mentions the Magnus armor.

    Back on topic, hlj opened their preorders as well, these bots will be mine :) 
     
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    Shackwave71 Very Illuminating...

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    Who has overlord listed the cheapest? I'm poor...and Hasbro Overlord looks to...pleasant looking for me...:rolleyes: 
     
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    thanks for the great find. I can t copy pics, but the twitter takara account has news pics of Blitzwing with toned down colors. Same for the clones, now with less "pink"
     
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    Of course. I certainly enjoy some horrible fanfics (and horrible fantasy novels like Wheel of Time... and horrible SF movies... and B-production trash) from time to time. That doesn't make them not horrible :D 

    I enjoyed LSOTW, and most of MTMTE (though, and some other IDW writers agree with me, it turned way too soap operatic for my taste). Haven't tried Lost Light yet.

    That is an awesome aspect I haven't thought about. I've learned quite a bit about obscure characters :) 

    :thumb 
     
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    so far AmiAmi 6480yen, HLJ 6800yen, Amazon Japan 7365yen

    those who regular buy Transformers Legends from Amazon, do the retail price drop 30%? which will be same price as AmiAmi
     
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    I'll take the Legends comics over anything IDW is printing currently. I wouldn't have always said that, but I'll say it now.
     
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  16. Type-R

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    I'm actually quite ok now with Giga and Mega being Headmasters instead of Godmasters that fit in the chest. I like the idea of options for masculine or feminine face sculpts.

    My only remaining regret is that the ab weapons cannot be deployed.
     
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    On to the ignore list you go! Cheers! :D 
     
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    Looking at those chest engine blocks : I find it difficult to believe that chest is a solid single cast piece. It would be difficult to to paint those engine blocks without smudging the edges of the chest 'cavities'.
    So, I think... even if it was only during production, the engine blocks were pobably seperate pieces when they were painted.
     
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    Nice! Cancelled bbts order and switched to hlj.
     

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