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Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Discussion

Postby GuyIncognito » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:30 pm

Supercars are, by definition, very expensive and elite.

The Fairlady was an affordable sports car that's sold in the millions. It was used in racing, but I don't think it qualifies as a "supercar".

But if this was translated, then the original statement may not have meant supercar in the same way that we're interpreting it.
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Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Discussion

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:36 pm

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Japanese Wikipedia identifies a Supercar (スーパーカー Sūpākā) basically the same as American Wikipedia.

"スーパーカー" is the term Autobase Aichi uses.
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Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Discussion

Postby GuyIncognito » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:44 pm

In that case, the Fairlady Z, a standard production car which was designed to be affordable by using parts from other Nissan cars, is pretty much the OPPOSITE of a supercar.

So what Supercars was he referring to? The Lamborghini obviously counts. I suppose the Lancia Stratos counts, too. (That's what Wheeljack is, right?)
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Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Discussion

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:53 pm

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GuyIncognito wrote:In that case, the Fairlady Z, which was designed to be an AFFORDABLE sports car by using parts from other Nissan cars, is pretty much the OPPOSITE of a supercar.
Maybe he meant that he designed the MP version of the Fairlady Z to be a custom-made Supercar version of the Fairlady Z. Maybe Teletraan I happened to come across and scan one that somebody had taken and customized into a Supercar Fairlady Z. ;)
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Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Discussion

Postby Stormrider » Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:10 pm

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Either he broadly used the term supercar lumping Fairlady Z in it. Or he is referring to another unmade car. Well, unless he is including MP Rodimus. That is a super-duper car :P
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Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Discussion

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:10 pm

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There's also the notion of how the Decepticon Micromaster Sports Car Patrol was known as the Autobot Micro Transformer Super Car Patrol Team in Japan, and that team consisted of a Mitsubishi X2S concept car, a 1988 Ford Probe GT Turbo sports car, a Chevrolet Corvette Indy sports car, and a Ferrari sports car.
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Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Discussion

Postby El Duque » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:47 am

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Courtesy of Weibo user 北马伊斯力 we have of a couple of page images from Figure King 193 that give us a look at the design process for MP-20 Wheeljack. Its' always interesting to get a glimpse of the behind the scenes work that goes into these figures. Check out the images mirrored below.

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Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Discussion

Postby Stormrider » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:23 pm

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does the missile launcher double to be the hypno ray device? They both look similar shape and size.
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Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Discussion

Postby El Duque » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:00 pm

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Amazon Japan has updated their pre-order for Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack with nice high res full color official images! Wheeljack is estimated to arrive in August. Check 'em out below!


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Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Discussion

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:08 pm

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Really hope they make a toon-accurate redeco later on since I really don't care for the real life car-accurate deco, but the mold itself looks fantastic.
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Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Discussion

Postby mooncake623 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:18 pm

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Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Discussion

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Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Discussion

Postby Captain » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:30 pm

So does WJ look like this in G1? I don't remember the black windows?
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Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Discussion

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:36 pm

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Captain wrote:So does WJ look like this in G1? I don't remember the black windows?
Nope!
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This deco is based on the real life Lancia Stratos instead of Wheeljack's cartoon colors.
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Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Discussion

Postby Captain » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:48 pm

That's what I thought. I hope at least Hasbro or Takara has the clear version windows. That black is a pass for me. :roll:
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Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Discussion

Postby Joetx » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:13 pm

Captain wrote:That's what I thought. I hope at least Hasbro or Takara has the clear version windows. That black is a pass for me. :roll:


There will be a Hasbro version?
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Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Discussion

Postby MegaDump » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:02 am

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Every time I see this, I think of Dr Smoov's "S.O.S. Wheeljack"
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Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Discussion

Postby megatronus » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:02 am

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Joetx wrote:
Captain wrote:That's what I thought. I hope at least Hasbro or Takara has the clear version windows. That black is a pass for me. :roll:

There will be a Hasbro version?

We don't know if Hasbro will do one; they haven't released any of the (2) licensed cars to date. The next MP on their list is another Grimlock reissue.

At any rate, this deco doesn't look bad at all. Especially considering the original toy.

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Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Discussion

Postby kirbenvost » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:36 am

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I agree the windows could be a lot less dark, but otherwise he looks amazing. That fourth pic is so cool, almost like he just jumped out of the cartoon. 8)
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Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Discussion

Postby megatronus » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:38 am

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kirbenvost wrote:I agree the windows could be a lot less dark, but otherwise he looks amazing. That fourth pic is so cool, almost like he just jumped out of the cartoon. 8)

I think Prime is the only MP not to have tinted windows... I guess they're trying to hide their holo-drivers ;)
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Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Discussion

Postby Samsonator » Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:15 am

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I know it's become something of a point of contention with some people, but for me, I love the vehicle Wheeljack was based on, so seeing it rendered so beautifully right down to the red rims on the wheels is fantastic.
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Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Discussion

Postby Cyberpath » Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:44 am

Looks great! Looking at the photos I can almost hear Chris Latta's voice.

The windshield are consistent with the other Autobot cars.

It appears that the "wings" are made from clear plastic as a homage to the G1 toy.
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Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Discussion

Postby robotmel » Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:15 am

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Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Discussion

Postby DecepticonFinishline » Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:27 am

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The black is all dandy with me. I can even tolerate some of the excessive green.

My problem is with the bit of the hood still under windshield in bot mode. That is the biggest let down for me.
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Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Discussion

Postby craggy » Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:43 am

the wings and windscreen on the original (or at least the Classics Heroes version I got) were a bit cloudy/dark than completely clear, so that doesn't bother me on this guy. looks pretty great.
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