Blog #230: Toy Reviews: Transformers: Dark of the Moon Deluxe Leadfoot (USA & Japan)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon Deluxe Leadfoot

As you know if you’ve been collecting Transformers since before Transformers: Dark of the Moon came out Hasbro canceled Deluxe Leadfoot.  Unlike Soundwave and Que, who were released on English cards in Australia (and are exactly what would have been released here) Leadfoot was only to be released as a 2-pack Target Exclusive.  The original Hasbro info on the two pack said he was going to be packed with a repaint of Topspin called Twin Twist.  However, after cancellation one showed up in an ebay auction (pictured above) but it was Leadfoot packed with an unaltered deluxe Topspin.  In recent months an ebay seller has been selling USA version Deluxe Leadfoots.  Presumably they were produced in some quantity, but never packaged.  Since the Topspin was not repainted, it wouldn’t be worth looking for loose.  I recently picked up a USA version Leadfoot to go with my Japanese version.  Unlike Que and Soundwave, whose Japanese and USA versions appear to be identical, Leadfoot has significant differences.

(USA on left Japanese on Right)

Vehicle Mode:  Leadfoot is well detailed, and like Deluxe Topspin is in his weapons vehicle mode.  The USA version has the painted Target logo as well as the “42” and other sponsor logos.  The Japanese version has silver engines.

Robot Mode:  Leadfoot’s robot mode is short and fat, and to my recollection (I haven’t watched it in a while) a decent likeness to this CGI self.  (Yes, I’m aware the Japanese version isn’t quite transformed properly, his wheels should be folded in at his sides.)

Overall:  This is a pretty good toy and it’s doubly a shame that we didn’t get it since there is no way to complete a set of deluxe Wreckers without spending a lot on ebay.  Hasbro has claimed they are still working on getting the toys released.  There track record on unreleased toys being released hasn’t been good, but we are getting the Prime First Edition toys, so I guess we need to give them the benefit of the doubt for now, but I’m not holding my breath.

Thanks for reading!

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About lmb3

I’m 36 years old, and I work in network tech support for a public school system. I am a huge fan of Star Trek, Transformers, Harry Potter, and Marvel Comics as well as numerous other fandoms. I’m a big sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. I collect toys (mostly Transformers but other stuff too), comic books, and Red Sox baseball cards. I watch an obscene amount of television and love going to the movies. I am hopelessly addicted to Wizard Rock and I write Harry Potter Fanfiction, though these days I am working on a couple of different original YA novels.
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2 Responses to Blog #230: Toy Reviews: Transformers: Dark of the Moon Deluxe Leadfoot (USA & Japan)

  1. lmb3 says:

    I haven’t seen the USA version available on eBay in a long time, but the Japanese versions still is. Unfortunately, it has become quite scarce, and the few that are available are quite pricey. You might try Amazon.com or other online toy stores too.

    Thanks,

    Lewis

  2. serdarbilmen says:

    Hi
    I want to but transformers deluxe leadfoot
    Please help me

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