Saturday, April 14, 2018

Transformers Multi-Masters, A Fan Design Come True! Almost. (Transformers Legends)

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I'm not great about getting reviews out in a timely matter. or blogs posts in general. And I'm horrible at rushing things out first. The idea of a review the day I got these and getting one of the first English reviews out was just not gonna happen. Being "first" is not my thing from a personal viewpoint, or as a web promo tool. But maybe it should be, my blog could use some extra traffic.
Transformers Legends Titans Return Hot Rod ホットロディマス Kup Targetmasters トランスフォーマー レジェンズ ヘッドマスターズ Hasbro Takara
I hop around with my pre-orders based on pricing, I go for the cheapest option. I guess I'm not terribly loyal to any one store. In the case of these guys I ordered through Amazon. So far ordering there has been great, no issues so far, and the prices have been good. You can't get all the Transformers releases out of Japan, but there's a pretty good selection.

LG-45 Target Master Hot Rodimus
Transformers Legends Titans Return Hot Rod ホットロディマス Kup Targetmasters トランスフォーマー レジェンズ ヘッドマスターズ Hasbro Takara
Going into this purchase I was thinking more about the Targetmaster partner and better paint apps on the Titan Master than the actual Hot Rod toy. Aspects of this toys changes over from the Hasbro one kinda really irked me a bit. But at the same time the highlighted wheel caps, the darker maroon body color both make this mold look great, and a bit more lively than the Hasbro colors.
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The thing that kills this toy for me is that damn clear plastic chest. I don't get it, why? For a company like Takara that almost always tries to get the best representation of a toy homage, or cartoon design done in toy form, why put something so glaringly awful in this toy's design? I can't stand it, it has just left me totally baffled. I don't want to alter the toy's parts by painting it, so maybe a vinyl cutout placed behind the chest could block some of the translucence, but not all. That issue aside, the rest of the release is awesome, and in that I mean the Titan/Head Master and Targetmaster Firebolt.
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LG-46 Target Master Char
Transformers Legends Titans Return Hot Rod ホットロディマス Kup Targetmasters トランスフォーマー レジェンズ ヘッドマスターズ Hasbro Takara
Next up...perfection! Or Char, Kup, cranky old bot. Doesn't matter what you call him, this toy is amazingly executed. One of the Legends toys that just utterly destroys the Titans Return version. The Hasbro version is just so absolutely piss-poor compared to this one, it should have been named Shitpiece instead of Kup.
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Transformers Legends Titans Return Hot Rod ホットロディマス Kup Targetmasters トランスフォーマー レジェンズ ヘッドマスターズ Hasbro Takara
The evolution of awesome. The crap Hasbro toy with that hideously awful head sculpt. The "where the fuck did that come from" early grey color scheme TakaraTomy toy, and they hallelujah they've done it, masterpiece of a toy.
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Now that I look at these images again (this blog post was supposed to go "live" in 2017), I may buy another LG Kup because it's just so damn great. And yes, if you're thinking the Kup portion of this "review" is odd, it's because I wrote that section here today in 5 minutes and the Hot Rod part back 6 months ago.



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