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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby Rated X » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:10 pm

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RodimalToyota wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Rated X wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:Oh awesomesauce! Repaints are finally welcomed!
I hope BlueStreak and Sunstreaker are the next two to be anno0unced.

Followed by Jazz and Bee'
Followed by Jazz G2 repaint, and Goldbug.


hot damn! I love me more cars!



I wondering what the next 200$ price point fig will be..

Shockwave?
Renewal Megatron?
Blaster?



I wouldnt count on all the Autobots. Volkswagen, Jeep, and Corvette may not be as willing to license their old school cars to Hasbro. Same thing with who ever owns the Wheeljack or Mirage race cars. Maybe Trailbreaker/Hoist since it was a GM vechicle.


I'd worry a lot more about all the sponsors Mirage and Wheeljack have. Ho boy. :roll:

Trailbreaker and Hoist are Toyota brand trucks, which falls under the Toyota Motor Corporation, or TMC. TMC currently owns the Toyota, Scion, Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino Motors brands.


If they changed VW's minds for the Lambo rights, then everyone else will fall in line. I'm sure Nissan is happy with the coolness of the Alternity GTR's. My guess is these will be original Z's.

As far as everyone else, they got Binaltech's, and with older models, most companies aren't trying to make money of old designs. I'd say there's a good shot at getting everyone, with only BB, Jazz and CJ being the two biggest pain in the asses



I always thought Trailbreaker and Hoist were Ford Broncos. Theres always repro labels for those unwilling sponsors like Alitalia on Wheeljack. But who owns made the car ? Same thing for Mirage ? How about Inferno and Grapple ? We know Volkswagen wont let Bumblebee happen. Did porshe say no in the past ? And WTF is Cliffjumper anyways ? In my childhood I always assumed he was a Honda...
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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby RodimalToyota » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:42 pm

Rated X wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Rated X wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:Oh awesomesauce! Repaints are finally welcomed!
I hope BlueStreak and Sunstreaker are the next two to be anno0unced.

Followed by Jazz and Bee'
Followed by Jazz G2 repaint, and Goldbug.


hot damn! I love me more cars!



I wondering what the next 200$ price point fig will be..

Shockwave?
Renewal Megatron?
Blaster?



I wouldnt count on all the Autobots. Volkswagen, Jeep, and Corvette may not be as willing to license their old school cars to Hasbro. Same thing with who ever owns the Wheeljack or Mirage race cars. Maybe Trailbreaker/Hoist since it was a GM vechicle.


I'd worry a lot more about all the sponsors Mirage and Wheeljack have. Ho boy. :roll:

Trailbreaker and Hoist are Toyota brand trucks, which falls under the Toyota Motor Corporation, or TMC. TMC currently owns the Toyota, Scion, Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino Motors brands.


If they changed VW's minds for the Lambo rights, then everyone else will fall in line. I'm sure Nissan is happy with the coolness of the Alternity GTR's. My guess is these will be original Z's.

As far as everyone else, they got Binaltech's, and with older models, most companies aren't trying to make money of old designs. I'd say there's a good shot at getting everyone, with only BB, Jazz and CJ being the two biggest pain in the asses



I always thought Trailbreaker and Hoist were Ford Broncos. Theres always repro labels for those unwilling sponsors like Alitalia on Wheeljack. But who owns made the car ? Same thing for Mirage ? How about Inferno and Grapple ? We know Volkswagen wont let Bumblebee happen. Did porshe say no in the past ? And WTF is Cliffjumper anyways ? In my childhood I always assumed he was a Honda...


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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby Valandar » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:07 am

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RodimalToyota wrote:I'm not sure about repaints with these two, prowl to Smokescreen is about as
Much difference in the body as Sideswipe vs Sunstreaker.

They will have to retool prowls roof to make a silver/blue streak.

God I wish Sunstreaker would become reality.


You must have never owned any of these figures, or even picked them up.

The only difference between the Prowl molds and Smokescreen is a spoiler, a modified front end, and no light bar. The internal parts, doors, hood, everything else is EXACTLY the same.

There is not a single part of the figure shared at all between G1 Sideswipe and Sunstreaker. They are totally different molds with totally different transformation schemes.
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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby Omega-1 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:35 am

RodimalToyota wrote:They will have to retool prowls roof to make a silver/blue streak.

They will probably just do the same thing they did with Sideswipe/Red Alert and do a clip-on light bar.
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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby quickmixed » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:31 am

Best TF news Ive heard in a while. Prowl is my fave. Hopefully we start to see some proto shots soon. I'm interested in how they will do the feet.

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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby gavinfuzzy » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:41 am

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Dammit Takara. Too many figures, too little time. Might just get prowl or something.

If it's Sideswipe sized, I'm not really impressed.
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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby Trikeboy » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:48 am

gavinfuzzy wrote:Dammit Takara. Too many figures, too little time. Might just get prowl or something.

If it's Sideswipe sized, I'm not really impressed.


He will be about Sideswipe sized. TakaraTomy have finally nailed down a scale for the Masterpiece toys and so far they are sticking to it.
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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby Sinnertwin » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:48 am

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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:29 am

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Can't wait for Mirage's turn to get his MP treatment. He was my first (and only) G1 TF as a kid, and was my favorite toy for years. Lost him when I moved about a decade ago, and there's little chance of an Encore toy, since the mold is gone.

An MP Mirage wold be a dream come true for me.
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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby RodimalToyota » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:19 am

Valandar wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:I'm not sure about repaints with these two, prowl to Smokescreen is about as
Much difference in the body as Sideswipe vs Sunstreaker.

They will have to retool prowls roof to make a silver/blue streak.

God I wish Sunstreaker would become reality.


You must have never owned any of these figures, or even picked them up.

The only difference between the Prowl molds and Smokescreen is a spoiler, a modified front end, and no light bar. The internal parts, doors, hood, everything else is EXACTLY the same.

There is not a single part of the figure shared at all between G1 Sideswipe and Sunstreaker. They are totally different molds with totally different transformation schemes.



Doesn't matter, it's a new line, it would save them money.
having to remold bumpers and rears, is about as much difference as
Sstreaker would be to SSwipe at this point. I highly doubt Takara will go through the effort of making a whole new mold, just to have it transform like the old brick.
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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:24 am

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RodimalToyota wrote:
Valandar wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:I'm not sure about repaints with these two, prowl to Smokescreen is about as
Much difference in the body as Sideswipe vs Sunstreaker.

They will have to retool prowls roof to make a silver/blue streak.

God I wish Sunstreaker would become reality.


You must have never owned any of these figures, or even picked them up.

The only difference between the Prowl molds and Smokescreen is a spoiler, a modified front end, and no light bar. The internal parts, doors, hood, everything else is EXACTLY the same.

There is not a single part of the figure shared at all between G1 Sideswipe and Sunstreaker. They are totally different molds with totally different transformation schemes.



Doesn't matter, it's a new line, it would save them money.
having to remold bumpers and rears, is about as much difference as
Sstreaker would be to SSwipe at this point. I highly doubt Takara will go through the effort of making a whole new mold, just to have it transform like the old brick.


This is TakaraTomy we're talking about. Not Hasbro ;)

And they don't transform like the old toys, but they do aim similar looks before and after. As such, how would you turn this:

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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby Rated X » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:04 pm

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RodimalToyota wrote:
Rated X wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Rated X wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:Oh awesomesauce! Repaints are finally welcomed!
I hope BlueStreak and Sunstreaker are the next two to be anno0unced.

Followed by Jazz and Bee'
Followed by Jazz G2 repaint, and Goldbug.


hot damn! I love me more cars!



I wondering what the next 200$ price point fig will be..

Shockwave?
Renewal Megatron?
Blaster?



I wouldnt count on all the Autobots. Volkswagen, Jeep, and Corvette may not be as willing to license their old school cars to Hasbro. Same thing with who ever owns the Wheeljack or Mirage race cars. Maybe Trailbreaker/Hoist since it was a GM vechicle.


I'd worry a lot more about all the sponsors Mirage and Wheeljack have. Ho boy. :roll:

Trailbreaker and Hoist are Toyota brand trucks, which falls under the Toyota Motor Corporation, or TMC. TMC currently owns the Toyota, Scion, Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino Motors brands.


If they changed VW's minds for the Lambo rights, then everyone else will fall in line. I'm sure Nissan is happy with the coolness of the Alternity GTR's. My guess is these will be original Z's.

As far as everyone else, they got Binaltech's, and with older models, most companies aren't trying to make money of old designs. I'd say there's a good shot at getting everyone, with only BB, Jazz and CJ being the two biggest pain in the asses



I always thought Trailbreaker and Hoist were Ford Broncos. Theres always repro labels for those unwilling sponsors like Alitalia on Wheeljack. But who owns made the car ? Same thing for Mirage ? How about Inferno and Grapple ? We know Volkswagen wont let Bumblebee happen. Did porshe say no in the past ? And WTF is Cliffjumper anyways ? In my childhood I always assumed he was a Honda...


Trail breaker and Hoist are Toyota Hilux
Wheeljack is Lancia Stratos
Mirage roughly based on Ligier JS-11 F1
Inferno and Grapple are Mitsubishi Fuso's
IronHide and Ratchet Nissan onebox Vanette
Jazz Porsche 935 Turbo racer.



Cool. But what is Cliffjumper ? Any other comparisons for Gears, Huffer, Brawn, Windcharger would also be cool to know...
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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:25 pm

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Rated X wrote:Cool. But what is Cliffjumper ? Any other comparisons for Gears, Huffer, Brawn, Windcharger would also be cool to know...


It's been said before, Cliffjumper is a Porsche 924. As for the rest:

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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby zatara1701 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:09 pm

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This is really cool news, but it makes me ask this of my fellow Seibertronians...

Is my memory playing tricks on me or do I remember it being said Hasbro will be releasing Masterpiece Soundwave and Sideswipe this year as exclusives??

I just wanted to make sure that I am not imagining things... I also ask to confirm, thinking maybe, just MAYBE the same would happen for these things too :grin: ng them

Well I can hope... I also kinda need to know so I can order Soundwave and Sideswipe with my income tax refund if Hasbro ISN'T realeasing them this year :-?
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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby Son of Carl » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:40 pm

RodimalToyota wrote:
Valandar wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:I'm not sure about repaints with these two, prowl to Smokescreen is about as
Much difference in the body as Sideswipe vs Sunstreaker.

They will have to retool prowls roof to make a silver/blue streak.

God I wish Sunstreaker would become reality.


You must have never owned any of these figures, or even picked them up.

The only difference between the Prowl molds and Smokescreen is a spoiler, a modified front end, and no light bar. The internal parts, doors, hood, everything else is EXACTLY the same.

There is not a single part of the figure shared at all between G1 Sideswipe and Sunstreaker. They are totally different molds with totally different transformation schemes.



Doesn't matter, it's a new line, it would save them money.
having to remold bumpers and rears, is about as much difference as
Sstreaker would be to SSwipe at this point. I highly doubt Takara will go through the effort of making a whole new mold, just to have it transform like the old brick.


My guess is that Sunstreaker will share a mold with Wheeljack. With a few different parts of course.
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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby kirbenvost » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:14 pm

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RodimalToyota wrote:I'm not sure about repaints with these two, prowl to Smokescreen is about as
Much difference in the body as Sideswipe vs Sunstreaker.

They will have to retool prowls roof to make a silver/blue streak.

God I wish Sunstreaker would become reality.


The retool for Prowl>Silverstreak will be super easy. For Lambor>Red Alert all they had to do was plug in a light bar where the weapon goes on Lambor. Simple, easy, and cheap!

Omega-1 wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:They will have to retool prowls roof to make a silver/blue streak.

They will probably just do the same thing they did with Sideswipe/Red Alert and do a clip-on light bar.


...yeah, what he said. :lol:

RodimalToyota wrote:
Valandar wrote:You must have never owned any of these figures, or even picked them up.

The only difference between the Prowl molds and Smokescreen is a spoiler, a modified front end, and no light bar. The internal parts, doors, hood, everything else is EXACTLY the same.

There is not a single part of the figure shared at all between G1 Sideswipe and Sunstreaker. They are totally different molds with totally different transformation schemes.



Doesn't matter, it's a new line, it would save them money.
having to remold bumpers and rears, is about as much difference as
Sstreaker would be to SSwipe at this point. I highly doubt Takara will go through the effort of making a whole new mold, just to have it transform like the old brick.


It does matter, because while G1 Sideswipe an Sunstreaker have very similar alt modes, they have completely different bot modes. And the whole point of the MP line is to be as G1-accurate as possible. That's why MP-12T is Tigertracks and not Sunstreaker. If they were going to make Sunstreaker be a lame Sideswipe repaint, they would have named it MP-12S and called it a day. At this point Takara would be more likely to not do Sunstreaker at all than to make it a half-assed repaint. But considering they got the rights to use Lambo designs and logos, I think there's a good chance they'll want to get their money's worth and go for a full on Sunstreaker.

raccon wrote:My guess is that Sunstreaker will share a mold with Wheeljack. With a few different parts of course.


Interesting idea... and quite possible as they share a very similar transformation scheme. It would have to be an extensive remold because the outside of the cars are pretty different. They could share a lot of robot parts though.
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Postby Erailea » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:00 pm

Weeeeeeeeell crap. Prowl and Smokescreen will probably be kick butt and I have no money to buy them with >.<

C'est la vie... unless I can find a way to earn some extra income. Lol
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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby TimothyR » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:00 pm

enough of this "make sideswipe into sunstreaker" already. it's not going to happen. hasbro might be dumb enough to try and pass red alert painted yellow to us.. but takara isn't.

and like it was stated before, changing prowl into bluestreak or smokescreen is COMPLETELY different than changing sideswipe into sunstreaker... and if you look at red alert they went ahead and added fake shoulder wheels to be more accurate, if it was all about saving money, they wouldn't have done that.
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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby Bowspearer » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:55 am

Predicted this when I figured out why Sideswipe was being done first (right down to an eventual Tigertrack/Deep Cover/Clampdown).

In terms of what follows, I suspect (license situations pending) that this is what will follow it:

Grapple/Inferno/Artfire (with eHobby MP Hauler exclusive)

Ratchet/Ironhide (with eHobby Diaclone Ironhide/Rescue Ratchet exclusives)

Hoist/Trailbreaker (with possible eHobby blue Trailbreaker exclusive)

Jazz/Stepper

Skids (with eHobby Skids/Mudflap/Crosscut exclusives)

Tracks (with eHobby Roadrage exclusive)

Hound (with eHobby Detritus exclusive)

Sunstreaker (with possible eHobby Red/Police variant exclusives)

Wheeljack (with possible eHobby Marlboro exclusive)

Mirage (with possible eHobby red variant exclusive)

Now I could be way off base here, however provided licenses don't prove an issue, then this would be the order of Autobot cars we'd see going from most most reuses to least mould reuses and prioritising mainstream releases over exclusives.

Also with Artfire and Stepper, even their guns could be reused when Cyclonus finally comes along as from memory, their guns share the same mould as Nightstick.
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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby Sinnertwin » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:16 am

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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby Bowspearer » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:22 am

I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the first MP combiner we got was Devastator. Besides, after we get a V2 Megatron, a V2 Skywarp, conehead seekers and Shockwave, we'll have all the 84/85 Cons. Heck in the next 2 months, we're getting 6 MP Cons.

The Autobots in terms of the 84/85 line though, have been significantly neglected for some time.
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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby Son of Carl » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:41 am

Bowspearer wrote:I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the first MP combiner we got was Devastator. Besides, after we get a V2 Megatron, a V2 Skywarp, conehead seekers and Shockwave, we'll have all the 84/85 Cons. Heck in the next 2 months, we're getting 6 MP Cons.

The Autobots in terms of the 84/85 line though, have been significantly neglected for some time.


You forgot about Reflector. And yes, I will keep bringing up Reflector. He is an essential part of G1 S1. He needs some love. How can you not love a creepy robot with one mind and multiple bodies that always speak in unison. I really want a cartoon accurate version. I would be very happy to even get him before Megatron, as Megatron isn't a matter of if, he's a matter of when. Plus, we are getting a Megatron stand-in, as one of Soundwave's accessories, which will look great in Starscream's hand.

I would also like to see additional repaints of the MP-11 seeker mould, after Thundercracker and Skywarp of course. I think this would be a great way for Takara to make some extra money to cover their tooling budget. I personally would love to get some of those background seekers to fill out my Masterpiece collection. Just don't include the coronation set (I'm looking at you Sunstorm), this will hopefully reduce the price a bit, I would be more than happy to pay $130-$150 a piece.
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