Takara Legends LG-44 / 45 / 46 news

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Cheem The Rup, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. [Wing_Saber-X]

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    Ok. Major QC issues. Youd think these big toy companies would learn from this...
     
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    Automorpher Autobot Slut!

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    And the best part about all these is that when something goes wrong with TakaTom pieces, the fanboys either come out with "justifications" on their end while totally forgotten that those justifications CAN apply to Hasbro's as well...

    Or...

    They disappear from the thread/discussion & never be seen/heard of anymore. :lol 
     
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    Sloppy paint and loose molds happen, sure, but it's the increase in those things from Takara's products lately that can be a bit worrisome. Especially since those problems are creeping into higher end releases like Masterpiece as well.
     
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    What's wrong with the lips?
     
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    There tend to be two very small bumps on the edge of the left side of his lower lip.

    In person it's not very noticeable. Both Takara and Hasbro versions are impacted, but not all.

    People first noticed it with the Takara one, despite being on some Hasbro ones too.
     
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    A little Valtrex will take care of that in 7-10 days.
     
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    So many jokes to make haha
     
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    Yeah, that was low hanging fruit , I'm better than that.
     
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    If you look on Emgo's YouTube review from months back, his Hasbro TR Hot Rod has the space herpes on the lip that everyone is just now noticing on the Takara Legends version.
     
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    Had a trio of new arrivals today : TLK Deluxe 'Hot Rod', and the more, long anticipated Legends Targetmasters Hot Rod and Kup.

    Legends Hot Rod is different enough from his TR self that I think they're both worth getting (of course, the same goes for Kup). The darker magenta and black legs gives the impression of a more mature Hot Rod, compared to his bright red counterpart (I really hope someone makes an IDW face for that guy.).

    And, of course, he also comes with that 'punched in the mouth' face.

    I don't really like the hollowness of the chest (maybe we can stick a Matrix in there), but the transparency aspect has me wondering how it would look with a few LEDs installed.

    Kup is definitely a good representation of the old G1 veteran. His joints are solid (my TR one was pretty floppy in comparison), and maybe it's me but I'm getting a WW2 vet vibe from parts of his deco..

    And the Targetmasters - I don't seem to be having the problems some people are complaining about. I do know one thing : I want more Targetmasters !

    All in all, a couple of worthwhile additions to my collection.

    Oh, and TLK Hot Rod is okay, I guess.

    I still don't know why they call him Hot Rod..............
     
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    Still waiting for TCP to get these guys in and ship my order.
     
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    When did you order them? They got their stock on Wed. Already paid for my Legends Sharky.
     
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    Still waiting for TCP to get these guys in.
    I ordered a couple months back and I saw they charged me on Wednesday and I told them to ship out my roller stash once they came in but I havent received a shipping notice yet.
     
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    My Hot Rod's Targetmaster has 2 of the same feet grrrrrrr
     
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    Finally had the time and opportunity to open up these guys. Love how the colors pop and the Targetmasters are cool additions. Hot Rod and Kup look great next to LG Arcee, Blurr, and Ultra Magnus. Dig the vibrant colors on the Sharkies and their Headmasters too! No QC issues or sloppy paint errors at all on my figures; they're all flawless. Takara, keep 'em coming!
     
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    They might just be swamped. I'd imagine you weren't the only one shipping out their stash.
     
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    Thought I'd do it for those afraid to do it themselves. Reminds me of those dipping bird things.

    I have no problem with turning Hot Rod's engine round it's pretty loose not really stressing the plastic at all. I don't fancy tabbing his chest in though.

    My Kup's hand also popped off out the package, it does seems a tiny bit warped but it's good enough.


    Also Herpes can be worse, one of the four sweep heads I got has a case of it

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    (worked out how to take good closeup shots of tiny things using digital zoom)
     
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    Got my Kup today - the only QC flaw is a decently sized paint chip on the shoulder, but it still looks fantastic even with said flaw. Well done TT!
     
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    Hell that might as well make him more accurate.
     
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