Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Damn Fine! Transformers Legends LG-38 Condor & Apeface

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There's going to be quite a contrast in what I say here about the TakaraTomy Transformers Legends Condor and what I said about the Legends Jaguar yesterday. I feel so much different about this Condor, I even actually really wanted this from the moment I first seen it put up for pre-order. Unlike Jaguar which was a "oh hell, why not" kind of purchase.
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This set is comprised of the Japanese exclusive version of Condor, and their own special pack-in take on the Headmaster/Titan Master Apeface. If you've read any of my blog posts or seen me post at Facebook or Twitter, you know already I love the Titans Return Apeface toy. So yeah, had to have this TakaraTomy version in my collection too. And the bonus for me, a cool Laserbeak.
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If I was shown a grey model proto of this toy, before even having seen the Buzzsaw toy Hasbro released, then this TF Legends toy is about how I would have imagined the proper coloring being. It's a gorgeous salute, homage, faithfully executed update to the G1 Condor/Laserbeak. To me, it's flawless, a matter of opinion of curse. But yeah, it's the perfect little set. Great main toy, amazing Headmaster bonus. The price is still super affordable, several stores still have him available at $20 or less. If you still haven't picked up the Hasbro Laserbeak and want one, I'd say give this TakaraTomy toy a chance. It is twice as much, but you get back what you are putting into it.
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While I much preferred the Hasbro Ravage to the Japanese release, the Titans Return Laserbeak is just outmatched for the awesome power of Condor. The Laserbeak comes off as extremely dull, boring and dead. And in this case, I can't even say I like the label graphics on the device mode, they're pretty awful.Hands down, Condor kicks Laserbeaks tail. It's a shame, because Hasbro's work on the Buzzsaw release was so good, love the Buzzsaw toy. If it had a better device mode screen design it would give Condor a run, maybe.
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I guess I keep leaving this little guys til the end, but not because I like them any less, yeah, I actually like the little Masters more than some of the the larger components they attach to/come with. Apeface here is another beautiful addition to my small, but hopefully growing Transformers Legends collection. I'm sure someone will compare the twp Apeface toys from Hasbro and TakaraTomy, to me each is perfect on it's own merits. But they are very different looking figures. TakaraTomy's added paint apps make the figure absolutely pop! The added red color to the Headmaster eyes is a nice touch. If suppose you could get a near match for the G1 Apeface's Headmaster Spasma by mixing both these little Headmaster/Titan Masters. Not a bad idea actually.

So again, a great set, for a really decent price (for now). Definitely worth thinking over. Or you could aim higher and maybe grab Condor's dad.
Next time...



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