Lio Convoy comparisons

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  1. Nerroth

    Nerroth Alea iacta est.

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    Hi.


    I picked up Legends Leo Prime recently, after reading up on Lio Convoy's exploits in the IDW Beast Wars omnibus.


    I was wondering - how do the original, Robot Masters and Universe 2.0 toys compare?


    (I wish I had gotten the RM Lio when it was on the shelves, but my interest in the character wasn't there at the time. Sigh... happens more often than I'd like.)
     
  2. Nefud

    Nefud Well-Known Member

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    Don't bother with the Universe version, it's basically just a larger version of what you have. Grab that brass ring and get an original, he's pretty cool.
     
  3. simplygriff

    simplygriff ยต - Elitist Dick

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    The original is an awesome figure. One of the first Beast figures I acquired long ago. The universe is OK if you like the Leobreaker mold. Doesn't do the original takara release justice though.
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    yeah if u want lio convoy, u need to get a LIO CONVOY, not a leobreaker painted as lio convoy.

    i have the nemesis version and it is so sweet. the robot master versions are just scaled down, definitely get the real bw2 version.
     
  5. combaticon164

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    I have the original BW2 and Robotmaster Lio Convoy. Both are amazing figures in their own right. The Robotmaster Lio is a tough one to get and it seems like the Flash Version of Lio from BW2 is the only version you see of him on Ebay. They are not rare, but they are not easy to come by.
     
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    I can take pictures later this evening.
     
  7. 46+2

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    please do. I'm on a lio convoy kick and I wanna see more pics.
     
  8. wildfly

    wildfly Lasers, 8 O'Clock, Day 1.

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    Original: One of the best Beast Era toys made.

    Universe: Lazy ass repaint of a lazy ass toy. An absolute insult to the original.
     
  9. asderiphel

    asderiphel Severian's Understudy

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    Agreed. Side-by-side there is no comparison. The original Lio Convoy is fantastic.
     
  10. Grimlock_13

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    Yeah go for an original. Things don't really stay together very well in robot mode but it's still a great looking toy. Universe Lio Convoy is an alright substitute but the mold has major flaws. The only version of it I've really genuinely liked is Botcon Razorclaw.
     
  11. roy_flagg00

    roy_flagg00 I want more life....

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    I once saw a kitbash where the maker took a zoid and added parts onto a bw lioconvoy to make him look like the cybertron version. one of the best kibashes I've ever seen.
     
  12. Nerroth

    Nerroth Alea iacta est.

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    Thanks for the feedback so far - sounds like either the RM or BWII version is the way to go.

    I would absolutely love it if Hasbro added an IDW-esque Cybertronian Lio Convoy to the upcoming Generations line...

    (Or the likes of Magmatron, too.)


    By the way, how are the black re-decoes of the original and Robot Masters versions of Lio? (And do either have Predacon emblems, or retain the Maximal ones from the regular versions? If the original emblems were still on there, I guess they could count as Shattered Glass alternates, or something.)
     
  13. 46+2

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    that pick of lio is absolutely awesome! We need something like that.
     

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