Takara Legends LG-44 / 45 / 46 news

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

  1. Rakzo

    Rakzo Peruvian Transformers Fan

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    YES! These just arrived!

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    I finally got my Legends Kup and I'm INCREDIBLY happy with him. This is my first experience with this mould and I can already say that is one of my favorites from the Titans Return line. I'm actually amazed of the things they were able to accomplish here thanks to the smart engineering, especially how the panels from the vehicle transform into pretty solid legs.

    The paint job is also quite faithful to the G1-incarnation as expected from Takara and they even did some extra remoulding in both the head and arms to make it even accurate... but that comes with mixed results. The arms don't combine as well in vehicle mode and makes the hands much more visible now. Other than that, I don't have any complaints about this, is a pretty damn good mould but dare I say that is too good for Kup? It makes him a bit taller than I expected and lacks his classic backpack due to the clean transformation. I wish they would use this mould for other characters.

    This also my first experience with the first wave of new Targetmasters aaaaand they're okay at best. They look fine in robot mode but the gun mode leaves a bit to be desired. Not to mention that it makes this figure lack the double guns that looked so well in TR Kup and even worked like jet packs.

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    And here it is with the last Takara release (with IGear upgrades). Legends Kup has a cleaner profile than United Kup but on the other hand, the United version has better articulation thanks to the wrist swivels and ankle tilts. I guess I could keep Legends Kup in my G1 display and United Kup in my IDW Wreckers collection.

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    I also got Legends Sharkticon and the mould is not great sadly. The articulation is kinda poor with arms that are eternally bent and legs that don't bend that much. However, it does look like the classic version at the very least and the Scourge Sweep head is a nice and very appropriate addition considering that you will want three of these figures at the very least to form armies of both characters (I also gave him one of the Dr. Wu weapons for Legends-size figures, is a very nice set).

    Overall, pretty satisfied with these figures and makes me excited for the next bunch.
     
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  2. Sammael

    Sammael MightyMegatron from ATT

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    Picked up takara sharkticon myself. Agree with all points but great to have a sharkticon. I do have the Hasbro one too. Both are good.
     
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    So I really like the way this turned out. Had to differentiate Wario Sweeps from the other Hasbro TR Sweeps that I own. I also really like the upturned mustache on the Takara Sweeps head alot more than I thought I would.

    Wario mustache Sweep makes a great Lieutenant for Scourge.

    Edit: Swapped some parts w/my TR Highbrow and added some spare Reprolabels to break up all the blue on the TR Scourge body.

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    And my Sharkticons finally have a Leader:

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    Bought my second LG45 Hot Rod yesterday. :D 
     
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    I'm doing the same. I only have two sharkticons though. Technically I have three fracas figures but only two scourges
     
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    Yeah I think it makes for a really nice hybrid between Legends Scourge and TR Scourge.

    It ended up looking alot nicer than I thought it would.
     
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    Nice. Well the takara tr fig is scourge and the Hasbro one a sweep. Ill mess around with them and see how they look. Right now only takara scourge is on display
     
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    In my own mind, the hybrid sweep w/the upturned mustache is Scourge's Lieutenant.

    I have Takara Scourge, Wario Scourge, and 4 regular Titans Return Sweeps. Looks really good.

    With that said, I have to get another Highbrow for parts. The one I used for the Wario Scourge had two left hips. It doesn't affect the figure at all. But, it's there. You can see it in my pics.
     
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    I did the same partswap on a scourge and highbrow intending to get two legends sweep heads for non partswapped scourges as sweeps and the prtswapped scourge having the normal head and united fracas as scourge. I wanted to swap the elbows too, but I broke one scourge doing that. Oddly highbrows elbows came apart no problem
     
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    ill get kup and the sharkacons as soon as misfire and octane get in stock
     
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    Yeah I tried swapping the elbows too because I didn't like how blue the arms are.

    But I didn't know how to remove the flat head pin that's holding Highbrow's elbow together. I tried using my soldering iron to heat up the pin but I ended up melting Highbrow's elbow plastic. Never did get that pin out.
     
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    I just used a pin punch and hammer, highbrows is easier to do because his forearms are thicker and not as likely to break, scourge has thin plastic near his elbows
     
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    E2C65BDB-F544-49F6-9CB7-A2BFBFA19D79.jpeg I also wish reprolabels has done Grey stickers for scourges abdomen, those are the ko sharkticons so I don’t yet have my sweep heads unfortunately
     
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    Yeah wario scourge will be my sweep
     
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    I like those KO Sharkticons alot. Especially the clear one.
     
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    Yea, they’re pretty nice, have wrist articulation, include a gun and it boils down to the same price as hasbros for paint closer to takaras
     
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    I have a pin punch too but it wouldn't push the pin out by itself. That's when I jumped to the soldering iron.

    I wish I would've tried using the pin punch in conjunction w/a hammer.
     
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    Just if you do it to scourge you may want to heat his elbows a bit first, they’re more fragile than highbrows
     
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