Legends

The extension of the "Generations" toy line in Japan starting in 2014 and going into 2015

Toy News: LG-EX Black Convoy announced as Tokyo Toy Show exclusive

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Toy News: LG-EX Black Convoy announced as Tokyo Toy Show exclusive

Thanks to the folks at Dengeki Hobby we now have photos of the upcoming International Tokyo Toy Show exclusive LG-EX Black Convoy! This figure is based on the "Car Robots" Black Convoy character and uses the Voyager Class Optimus Prime sculpt as its base. Directly from Dengeki's site, here are some details:

  • Price: 5,600 yen, excluding tax (about $51 USD)
Toy News: LG-EX Black Convoy announced as Tokyo Toy Show exclusive
Toy News: LG-EX Black Convoy announced as Tokyo Toy Show exclusive
Toy News: LG-EX Black Convoy announced as Tokyo Toy Show exclusive
Toy News: LG-EX Black Convoy announced as Tokyo Toy Show exclusive

Toy News: Transformers Legends Hot Rod, Kup & Sharkticon revealed

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Toy News: Transformers Legends Hot Rod, Kup & Sharkticon revealed

After a hiatus from announcing upcoming releases, Takara Tomy is back in force with three awesome announcements. First there is a "Legends" release of Sharkticon with a Sweep Titan Master/Headmaster ("Legends" being the name of the toy line, not the size class in this case). Next up are Hot Rod and Kup, but not just redecos of the existing figures. These releases will also include fully transformable Targetmaster figures as well!

Toy News: Transformers Legends Hot Rod, Kup & Sharkticon revealed
Toy News: Transformers Legends Hot Rod, Kup & Sharkticon revealed
Toy News: Transformers Legends Hot Rod, Kup & Sharkticon revealed
Toy News: Transformers Legends Hot Rod, Kup & Sharkticon revealed
Toy News: Transformers Legends Hot Rod, Kup & Sharkticon revealed
Toy News: Transformers Legends Hot Rod, Kup & Sharkticon revealed
Toy News: Transformers Legends Hot Rod, Kup & Sharkticon revealed
Toy News: Transformers Legends Hot Rod, Kup & Sharkticon revealed
Toy News: Transformers Legends Hot Rod, Kup & Sharkticon revealed
Toy News: Transformers Legends Hot Rod, Kup & Sharkticon revealed
Toy News: Transformers Legends Hot Rod, Kup & Sharkticon revealed
Toy News: Transformers Legends Hot Rod, Kup & Sharkticon revealed
Toy News: Transformers Legends Hot Rod, Kup & Sharkticon revealed
Toy News: Transformers Legends Hot Rod, Kup & Sharkticon revealed

Video: Takara Tomy features "Legends" Trypticon in new video

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Video: Takara Tomy features "Legends" Trypticon in new video

One of the biggest questions fans have had about the upcoming Titan Class Trypticon is its size. Takara Tomy has heard these concerns and answered the call with a new video! In it, we first get a look at Leo Prime and Blurr before two fans break out Trypticon and show us just how big this dinosaur-bot is! Check out the video in the embed below.

Toy News: First photo of Titan Class Trypticon versus Metroplex

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Thanks to the folks at Takara Tomy's Transformers Twitter feed we now have our first look at the upcoming Titan Class Trypticon facing off against Titan Class Metroplex! Some fans had feared Trypticon would not be as tall as Metroplex, but this photo shows the Decepticon can face off against Metroplex without a problem! Check out the embed below. The photo has also been mirrored in this news item.

Toy News: First photo of Titan Class Trypticon versus Metroplex

Toy News: e-Hobby announces Magna Convoy exclusive

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Toy News: e-Hobby announces Magna Convoy exclusive

In a surprise announcement, e-Hobby has announced a new upcoming exclusive based on the Classics Optimus Prime sculpt. This figure has very "Diaclone Ultra Magnus" colors including a heavy emphasis on black and blue. It also features an additional sword and shield accessory. According to the listing on e-Hobby's page (and thanks to google translate), this is the character's background:

Toy News: e-Hobby announces Magna Convoy exclusive
Toy News: e-Hobby announces Magna Convoy exclusive
Toy News: e-Hobby announces Magna Convoy exclusive
Toy News: e-Hobby announces Magna Convoy exclusive

Toy News: New photo of "Legends" Leo Prime

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Toy News: New photo of "Legends" Leo Prime

Thanks to the Official Takara Tomy Twitter we have a new look at "Legends" Leo Prime! This appears to be a final product and shows him off in all his Lioconvoy referencing goodness!


Toy News: New photo of "Legends" Leo Prime

Toy News: Transformers Legends Godbomber revealed

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Toy News: Transformers Legends Godbomber revealed

The beginning of December has brought a surprise for Transformers fans: Legends Godbomber! "Legends" is the Japanese equivalent of the "Generations" line, featuring modern interpretations of classic characters. Godbomber was introduced in the "Masterforce" series as an additional trailer for Ginrai and could combine with the hero to form a suit of armor. This figure seems to retain some of the classic elements of that figure including the ability to merge with Ginrai and even passenger seats for three Titan Master figures!

Toy News: Transformers Legends Godbomber revealed
Toy News: Transformers Legends Godbomber revealed
Toy News: Transformers Legends Godbomber revealed
Toy News: Transformers Legends Godbomber revealed
Toy News: Transformers Legends Godbomber revealed
Toy News: Transformers Legends Godbomber revealed

Toy News: Transformers "Legends" Leo Prime photos and information

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Toy News: Transformers "Legends" Leo Prime photos and information

Playing news catch up, Takara Tomy recently revealed an upcoming figure in the "Legends" series, the Japanese version of the "Generations" line. The figure is Leo Prime, aka Lioconvoy! This is a redtool and redeco of "Titans Return" Alpha Trion featuring a new head and the colors feature the white, red and gold associated with Lioconvoy. In addition to the official photos released by Takara Tomy, the Takara Tomy PR Twitter also posted the image embedded below.

Toy News: Transformers "Legends" Leo Prime photos and information
Toy News: Transformers "Legends" Leo Prime photos and information

Toy News: Official photos of "Legends" Headmaster Soundwave

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Toy News: Official photos of "Legends" Headmaster Soundwave

Takara Tomy Mall has put up its listing for "Legends" Headmaster Soundwave along with official photos featuring this figure in all its modes. The deco is very G1-centric and his Headmaster sports Soundblaster colors based off the character's "reincarnation" from the "Headmasters" series. Takara Tomy Mall has the figure listed at 8,640 Yen (roughly $84 USD) however some retailers are asking less than that. Soundwave is due for release in late December 2016.

Toy News: Official photos of "Legends" Headmaster Soundwave
Toy News: Official photos of "Legends" Headmaster Soundwave
Toy News: Official photos of "Legends" Headmaster Soundwave
Toy News: Official photos of "Legends" Headmaster Soundwave
Toy News: Official photos of "Legends" Headmaster Soundwave

Toy News: E-Hobby limited edition Convoy Bat Set Images

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Toy News: E-Hobby limited edition Convoy Bat Set Images

E-Hobby has revealed a mysterious listing for a "Beast Wars" themed set of "Legends" figures. "Legends" is the Japanese equivalent of "Generations" in Japan and exclusives often pay homage to past lines outside of Generation One. This set is a creative and unique combination of "Titans Return" Mindwipe's body, Infinitus, Apeface's Beast/Vehicle and Nucleon and repaints them all into a homage of the "Beast Wars" two pack that featured a bat-based Optimus Primal and crocodile-based Megatron! Even better?

Toy News: E-Hobby limited edition Convoy Bat Set Images
Toy News: E-Hobby limited edition Convoy Bat Set Images
Toy News: E-Hobby limited edition Convoy Bat Set Images
Toy News: E-Hobby limited edition Convoy Bat Set Images
Toy News: E-Hobby limited edition Convoy Bat Set Images
Toy News: E-Hobby limited edition Convoy Bat Set Images
Toy News: E-Hobby limited edition Convoy Bat Set Images
Toy News: E-Hobby limited edition Convoy Bat Set Images
Toy News: E-Hobby limited edition Convoy Bat Set Images