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TakaraTomy Legends Series Reissues Canceled Due To Lack of Orders
ExVee - Thursday, August 10, 2017


A little while back, TakaraTomy polled for what Legends Series toys respondents in Japan would be interested in having another shot at. From those results, several preorders went up on TakaraTomy Mall, with the condition that they could be canceled if enough orders weren't received. It seems that has in fact been the case, with Autobase Aichi now reporting a number of those reissues will no longer be happening. Keep reading to find out which ones didn't make the cut!

According to Autobase Aichi, the reissues of LG07 Jetfire, LG13 Megatron, LG31 Fortress Maximus, and LG32 Chromedome have been canceled. That still leaves several that are evidently moving forward, including Arcee which will be having at least its third run, Windblade, Ultra Magnus, and from the more recent part of the line, Blurr, Scourge, and Wheelie, which were all high demand items internationally, and seemingly hold enough interest still within Japan to justify the rerelease run to happen.

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This review of Greatshot comes from chuckdawg1999 on the TFormers forums! His summary: "Legends Greatshot is a fantastic update to the G1 figure. I really like how the colors pop, especially the gold on the chest. While I am disappointed the head has to be removed for transformation, the figure makes it very easy to overlook. Crossed fingers that we get a Shadow Maru down the line?" Click through to view!
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We've got our first look at the comic included with LG-EX Grand Maximus. These first images are photos of the pages, so they're not the absolute highest quality, but they're pretty good for now. Not that we think higher quality scans would lead to the comic making all that much more sense in absence of the dialogue to tie it together. The show-stealer though is an appearance of Black Zarak embodied as a recolored Doubledealer using the Scorponok Titan Master that came with Grotusque. Not something we expect to ever see for sale, but an interesting use of resources. You can puzzle along with it in the gallery below while we hope for a translation in the near future!
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Oscar Fung has been among the first to receive the exclusive Legends series figures being released as we close out the month of March, and so over on the Hobbymizer Facebook group, we've got some early photos from him doing the basic rundown of Greatshot. Greatshot is of course a retool of Titans Return Sixshot featuring several new pieces, some of which is shown in detail among the standard assortment of alt mode photos. It looks like it's all turned out pretty well! We'll be watching for further photos of this as well as Grand Maximus, the two of which currently represent the end of the Legends series for the known future. Click through to see the mirrored pictures.












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