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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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