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Re: Should I jump on the Masterpiece 2.0 Bandwagon?

Postby Son of Carl » Mon May 13, 2013 8:30 pm

Arucard wrote:I should also say, Soundwave I have no choice on any more, since I can't find him anywhere that I know of. I'd also ask, for people who own these already, knowing what they're like, do you think in a few years time, you might be looking at them thinking they weren't worth what I'm thinking of paying for them, or that if you didn't have them, you really wish you did?


I love the Masterpiece line. And a day may come when I get tired of collecting these figures, but I don't see myself getting tired of the figures themselves. I see these as the definitive Transformers cartoon toys. I can't see them ever releasing a better Transformers toy line. But that just me.
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Re: Should I jump on the Masterpiece 2.0 Bandwagon?

Postby Arucard » Mon May 13, 2013 11:23 pm

I think I've decided to go for it, but just get Prime and Red Alert, and the Toys R Us Soundwave when he comes out. As I've looked at it more, Starscream just doesn't appeal to me enough for the cost, expecially since I now realise he's not a new mold, just a modified one. I want an MP Prime I can play with a bit. MP-04 I'm afraid to touch a little bit, to be honest.
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Re: Should I jump on the Masterpiece 2.0 Bandwagon?

Postby fenrir72 » Mon May 13, 2013 11:29 pm

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Valandar wrote:Really, there is no "2.0" to masterpiece. The only molds that did not fit the scale of the other MP's were Prime and Megs. So MP 10 is really the only "2.0" until we get a rescaled Megs.


I disagree, this is truly Masterpiece 2.0. We have receive a 2.0 version of Optimus Prime, as well as a 2.0 version of Starscream. We will most likely receive new versions of Ultra Magnus, Megatron, Skywarp, and Thundercracker. That leaves only Rodimus Prime and Grimlock.


I don't think Tomy will be making a new mold for old Grimy (already an outstanding one) and Rodimus technically got a ver. 2 upgrade to the mold right?
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Re: Should I jump on the Masterpiece 2.0 Bandwagon?

Postby Mykltron » Tue May 14, 2013 4:09 am

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fenrir72 wrote:
Son of Carl wrote:
Valandar wrote:Really, there is no "2.0" to masterpiece. The only molds that did not fit the scale of the other MP's were Prime and Megs. So MP 10 is really the only "2.0" until we get a rescaled Megs.


I disagree, this is truly Masterpiece 2.0. We have receive a 2.0 version of Optimus Prime, as well as a 2.0 version of Starscream. We will most likely receive new versions of Ultra Magnus, Megatron, Skywarp, and Thundercracker. That leaves only Rodimus Prime and Grimlock.


I don't think Tomy will be making a new mold for old Grimy (already an outstanding one) and Rodimus technically got a ver. 2 upgrade to the mold right?


They could fix Grim's poor shoulder articulation, but a redesign within 10 years is unlikely. Rod got the design flaws fixed and a targetmaster. That doesn't count as a redesign.
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Re: Should I jump on the Masterpiece 2.0 Bandwagon?

Postby VioMeTriX » Tue May 14, 2013 8:20 am

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Arucard wrote: As I've looked at it more, Starscream just doesn't appeal to me enough for the cost, expecially since I now realise he's not a new mold, just a modified one.



actually the first release of starscream was 2.0, the "new" one out now is actually the original intended design for the masterpiece line. they released the revised one because the jet was more realistic, they released the new one after they realised like idiots we dont care as much for an alt mode as an authentic bot mode.

look at soundwave, he transforms into a box for all intent and purposes, yet he sold out faster than any mp... :CON:
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Re: Should I jump on the Masterpiece 2.0 Bandwagon?

Postby -Kanrabat- » Wed May 15, 2013 10:27 pm

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I did not read anything in the thread. Just the title.

I have one thing to say to the original poster:

If you wait for too long, PREPARE TO PAY THE PRICE.
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Re: Should I jump on the Masterpiece 2.0 Bandwagon?

Postby Arucard » Thu May 16, 2013 7:19 am

Welp, I bought Red Alert first, to see what he was like, and yeah, that's convinced me to buy Convoy. I can get it from elsewhere for around $300 shipped as well, which makes it a little more palatable now.

Now to convince myself that Soundwave's red eyes aren't worth the $200 extra it would cost me to buy the Takara version and cassettes separately, as opposed to waiting for Hasbro.
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Re: Should I jump on the Masterpiece 2.0 Bandwagon?

Postby VioMeTriX » Thu May 16, 2013 7:40 am

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wait for the hasbro release... the visor in soundwaves head is it own piece that you can take out and you cant make mistakes painting it that way ( the exact color is testors 1529 red/ rouge metallic) hope this helps your decision.
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Re: Should I jump on the Masterpiece 2.0 Bandwagon?

Postby Blasphemous Prime » Sat May 18, 2013 7:11 pm

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Really I think it boils down to how you feel about your existing pieces.

For instance, I felt like my MP-01 was way off scale with most of the other MP line (with exception to the MP-05 which I would replace with a V2 version in a heartbeat for the same reason). SO I went out and bought the MP-10. and I'm happy with my purchase.

Now as far as the V2 Starscream, I passed. my existing one is to scale, and with slight modification stands as well as the V2 version.

Would I get the V2 thundercracker? yes, but only if I can pick him up for cheaper and more readily than the original, which will probably be the case.

I wish you luck in your decision, and hope this helps. :CON:
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