Takara Legacy Evolution TL-22 Hot Shot Official In-Hand Images - Transformed!

Takara's official Twitter channel has posted in-hand images of the Takara Transformers Legacy Evolution TL-22 Hot Shot deluxe class figure. Check out the translated update and new shots that show the transformation from racecar to robot.

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Introducing the TL-22 Hot Shot transformation process with a transformed GIF image!

Transform from vehicle mode to robot mode!

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How do you like Legacy Evolution Armada Hot Shot?

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Joe Velez 2022-10-18 @ 4:19 am

He looks really good.

However this design showcases the major limitations of using a large amount of translucent plastic. The paint isn't going to match normally but since it's yellow it's going to be worse. Then the paint is over tranlucent blue plastic which only compounds the matter of the yellow paint. But most egregious is that the windshield just ends up as chunks of kibble since there's no hinges in them. So as a workaround they put the chunks on ball joints so that they can be moved from one place to another in order to use the articulation. If you have to do that then it should tell you to maybe not design it like that. If the windshield had been made of standard opaque plastic then it not only would've saved on paint since there's less paint needed for the windows but only just on this design but it would've allowed them to work in some hinges to have the parts fold flat against the sides of the legs. Or they even could've reused some of those design tricks from PRiD deluxe Vehicon to flip and compress some of those panels to fill in the lower legs.

It's just so odd that they haven't gone back to that design for anything. It was a really good design and hid what would've been big panels of kibble otherwise as seen on the first edition Vehicon into the actual parts of the robot while also maintaining accuracy. Most Studio Series figures would greatly benefit from the PRiD Vehicon's design. It really was an amazing way to design and deal with those pieces. The Dreads especially now that we really see just how incredibly bad those kibble pieces are on Hatchet as hiding that kibble on his back means putting them right out in the open as he's a quadruped and not a biped. It's cool that he's reusing the same shell pieces to give them all the same alt mode but damn if it wasn't a bad design to begin with though.

The Transformers design teams at Hasbro and Takara should have certain figures visible everywhere in their offices to draw inspiration from while working. Just so that they can look up and remind themselves on how they already solved the problem they're working on now years ago better than anything they can design now seemingly. Prime Robots in Disguise deluxe class Vehicon is one of those figures. It is a masterclass in design still. 

Again though, I really like the look of Hot Shot. The kibble isn't too bad but it just could've been done so much better and made the figure damn near perfect in the process. It's just so close and then kind of falls apart needlessly.

Gates13 2022-10-17 @ 6:41 pm

I honestly can't wait for this guy.Armada got me back into collecting Transformers. It's got a special place in my heart even though I'm a G1'er.

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