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New from Cybertron Con 2012 in Singapore - Hot on the heels of images of MP11 and MP11S comes the announcement of TakaraTomy's next Masterpiece figure - Lambor; or as he's known to english-speakers - Sideswipe!
As we learn more from our news staff attending, we will be sure to keep you informed!
Ohhh, Sideswipe, that's pretty cool. So, what scale will he be? I'm guesing around Alternators size, But he'll need to be even smaller (Classics / RtS / Generations car scale or Alternity scale), if he's going to be in scale with MP-10, right? I wonder if they are letting comparable scales go again?
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It's not entirely unwelcome, but kind of wtf. A little annoying because we already have Binaltech Lambor. I would've liked to see a character we haven't had on a large scale yet, like Soundwave or Galvatron. Still, I'm interested. Surprised Lamborghini will let them do it.
Wow, for real? This is crazy. Sideswipe is my favorite Transformer but I never thought I would see the day they made him a figure for the Masterpiece line. I feel like this awesome news is somehow the universe making it up to me in karma for the disaster of an ending that Mass Effect 3 was.
Motto:"Drown them in sound till you here no whispers"
Weapon: Dual-Sonic Disrupter Gun
Also, according to Robotkingdom on facebook, they're looking into making MP Soundwave and to release Fortress Maximus on the 30th Aniversary:
Possible upcoming takara items Takara crew that they will look into masterpiece Soundwave! Also, possible encore Fortress Maximus during 30th anniversary !!!!!!!!!!!! Even tough they can't ganrantee, but still deeply looking forward to those 2 items !
SIDESWIPE!!!! How the heck is Sideswipe worthy of a Masterpiece toy ahead of Galvatron? What about the Masterpiece Huffer that was shown in the Generations 2011 book, was that rejected over Sideswipe and Sunstorm? Well, at least it the next one isn't Megatron 2.0 I suppose.
Edit: On second thought, if made cheaper since it will be a smaller product they may be able to fund more Masterpiece toys but doing characters such as Sideswipe and Huffer. I wouldn't but them if they were over $100 though. $60 maybe but any more and I would think twice.
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Motto:"The Blackest Night Falls from the skies, The darkness grows as all light dies, We crave your hearts and your Demise by my Black Hand-- --The Dead shall rise!"
Weapon: Sniper Rifle
Think about it guys - its the repaint value that counts here. The just released Rodimus that has maybe 1? repaint in him, so they need a generic to make more capital before we can have a specialist such as Soundwave/Shockwave/Galvatron. Besides, we are a bit short on Autobot MP's after all the bloody seekers they have released.
Assuming this will be re-tooled for Sunstreaker later on (as well as Wildrider/Dead End/Battlechargers/limited black repaints/generic Autobot soldier #4) if they do a Punch/Counterpunch version of this ill be selling my house and buying four.
edit: And of course Red Alert
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Motto:"Everyone has a bad hobby or a bad habit and I'd rather have a bad hobby over a bad habit."
Weapon: Rust Ray Gun
I would imagine TT&H will have to pay a pretty hefty royalty fee just the the Lamborghini logo alone.
Now, onto the matter at hand. Sideswipe was my FAVORITE when I was young, and still might be to this day. I remember how absolutely jacked I got when they first teased us at Botcon 07 that we would get Sideswipe & Sunstreaker... then sadly I was super let down when he was released because he wasn't as perfect as they concept art (Octane knows that feeling too, I'm sure) so I can't help but feel that a MP Lambor/Sideswipe will have everything I want in a, well, MP Lambor/Sideswipe.
Won't lie though, I was really hoping for a MP Galvatron.
Oh well, with this announcement and the fact that so many WFC/FOC characters will be making it into the Generations line I'm 100% sure we'll get our WFC Sideswipe now!
Motto:"If I win again I'm still the champion. If you win HAH! that's just impossible.
Weapon: tea cup."
I just can't get past the WTF factor. If he's small enough to fit in with MP-10 then he'd better be a damned site cheaper. Like half price. If he's scaled with MP-01 then he'll replace the Bin/Alt version and that will annoy me and he'd still better be a damned site cheaper than recent releases. Why aren't they giving us Galvatron and Soundwave?
I wonder how they'll implement a Sunstreaker version? Red Alert, Clamp down and Tiger Track in the pipe line next?
Let the mold squeezing begin ala the Seekers
I just completed after 30 years, G1 Season1 and 2 Decepticons! My Transformers purchasing habits 1. Not hung up or hate scale. MP, Legend, Voyager I'll take 'em all. 2. Price is indeed a big factor but if its a need to own one even if I have to eat "Scooby Snacks " for a month then so be it. 3. I tilt towards Tomy products over Hasbro because it's got lots'a bling (Legends Jetfire being the exception)