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Official Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-15, MP-16, & MP-10B

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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-15, MP-16, & MP-10B

Postby CBratetron » Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:05 am

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Does anyone know why the tops of the piledrivers appear to be hinged?
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-15, MP-16, & MP-10B

Postby fenrir72 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:32 am

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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-15, MP-16, & MP-10B

Postby Arctorro » Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:41 am

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Pre-ordered the cassettes, can't wait!

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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-15, MP-16, & MP-10B

Postby wewyllenium » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:38 am

Crap dammit! I swore I'll never be interested in the Black Convoy 2.0. Oh well....

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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-15, MP-16, & MP-10B

Postby wewyllenium » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:42 am

My only gripe is TT's continues use of regular pins as supposed to spring dowel pins.

Besides that, I'm good.
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-15, MP-16, & MP-10B

Postby alldarker » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:50 am

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Paintwork is 'shonky' because they most likely are indeed hand-painted (resin?) prototypes, probably on a mono-chrome model. Likewise, the rivets on Ravage seem badly assembled, once again due to these being hand-assembled samples, and not the finished, factory-fresh products.
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-15, MP-16, & MP-10B

Postby Trikeboy » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:05 am

I wasn't gonna buy MP-10B but the paint job on this is absolutely amazing. Depending on price, I may add this to my collection. Rumble and Frenzy look a little thin in the legs though there really isn't a way around that.
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-15, MP-16, & MP-10B

Postby fenrir72 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:14 am

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In the end, this all boils down to our ability to purchase the products. And of course the Q.C. TomyTakara employs on their products. If this turns out to be another Hotrodimus :BANG_HEAD: ...........

The pics btw are prototypes. A lot more could be improved for the final product though I suspect this IS the final form. As for those critiques on the design, I really doubt it will be feasible to make an actual anime accurate product without compromising some parts/details. so we have to live with skinny legs for the two hooligan cassettes brothers.
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-15, MP-16, & MP-10B

Postby Trikeboy » Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:45 am

CBratetron wrote:Does anyone know why the tops of the piledrivers appear to be hinged?


I'm guessing that is where the weapons store when he is in tape mode. Also, I'm hoping the pile drivers become batteries and store in the battery slot of Soundwave.
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-15, MP-16, & MP-10B

Postby AutoBorst » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:04 am

Those cassette minions are looking really awesome, but the price is still ridiculous for what you are getting. I'm betting Hasbro will release MP Soundwave w/all cassette minions sometime next year for SDCC - that's when I'll make my purchase.
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-15, MP-16, & MP-10B

Postby kirbenvost » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:47 am

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The cassettes are super nice. I wonder what that extra bit that looks like it connects to the piledrivers on Rumble/Frenzy is? Looks like it almost might clip to their backs to form a backpack, or perhaps be used in attaching to Soundwave.

Trikeboy wrote:
CBratetron wrote:Does anyone know why the tops of the piledrivers appear to be hinged?


I'm guessing that is where the weapons store when he is in tape mode. Also, I'm hoping the pile drivers become batteries and store in the battery slot of Soundwave.


Interesting idea, that could be it! I'm really hoping the pile drivers can store in Soundwave too.

Ravage XK wrote:The Cassettes shall all be mine. Its just a shame the paint work on them is so shonky! Honestly, are they the FINAL products or were they painted at home by a kitbasher?


Yeah, they look like hand-painted prototypes.

Oh, and Black Convoy is looking really slick. Great use of the teal on the waist. But, like many black Prime repaints, I can neither afford nor do I need this one.
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-15, MP-16, & MP-10B

Postby SJ21 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:27 am

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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-15, MP-16, & MP-10B

Postby RodimalToyota » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:11 am

I'll bet Soundwave makes it to TRU, But I'm not trusting hasbro to come out with all the Tapes.
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-15, MP-16, & MP-10B

Postby Hotrodimust » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:55 am

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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-15, MP-16, & MP-10B

Postby Hotrodimust » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:56 am

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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-15, MP-16, & MP-10B

Postby Tigertrack » Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:27 pm

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I can't be the only one wanting chrome on them can I?

I know I probably am, but I think it would level them up to have the guns and rockets, and the toes/feet on Frenzy and Rumble chromed, maybe even their chest details.

Not that I don't love these, but yeah, I could love them more... :-?
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-15, MP-16, & MP-10B

Postby mongrel » Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:54 pm

tigertracks 24 wrote:I can't be the only one wanting chrome on them can I?


Yeah, Ravage just isn't Ravage without his original all-metal legs... Still looks good, but not justifiably better than the Ravage that came with Generations Hound...

Edit: ok I looked at the Hound variation again and this one is clearly better. Still insanely overpriced though, and NEEDS some nice cold metal. Also, I wonder if the face will have a problem splitting in half?
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-15, MP-16, & MP-10B

Postby XDMan » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:18 pm

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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-15, MP-16, & MP-10B

Postby Sodan-1 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:57 pm

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Is this actually a Ravage worthy of replacing the G1 version as the best incarnation of the character?

They're all impressive though.
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-15, MP-16, & MP-10B

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:22 pm

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Well, it's a Ravage that finally looks like this. ;)

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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-15, MP-16, & MP-10B

Postby Stormrider » Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:59 pm

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the paint apps for the cassettes look fantastic. Can't wait. Is MP Ravage and Classics Ravage both using the same mold?
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-15, MP-16, & MP-10B

Postby Bubbah » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:05 pm

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Stormrider wrote:the paint apps for the cassettes look fantastic. Can't wait. Is MP Ravage and Classics Ravage both using the same mold?

The one that came with Hound? No, this is entirely new. And far superior in my opinion.
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-15, MP-16, & MP-10B

Postby wewyllenium » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:17 pm

the remolded shoulder on mp10b warrants a purchase. Good job TT :D
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-15, MP-16, & MP-10B

Postby El Duque » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:52 pm

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e-Hobby offers us a few additional official images of Takara Tomy's upcoming Masterpice releases MP-15 Rumble & Ravage, MP-16 Frenzy & Buzzsaw, and MP-10B Black Convoy. Largely the same as the images we reported last night, but these do offer some slightly different angles and poses. Check out the images mirrored below.

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