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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby xyl360 » Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:14 pm

ZeroWolf wrote:...although who's the red bot just to the left of powered convoy Magnus? Did diaclone have any fiction at all to go with it?

That would be Super Buggy/Powered Buggy (depending on the region of release and how he was released):
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It came with the Diaclone Powered Convoy as Powered Buggy, but when released individually by GiG it was called Super Buggy.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby Delta Magnus » Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:19 pm

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby thedistinctroom » Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:26 pm

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby DMSL » Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:09 pm

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I really like MP Star Saber. Yeah the forearms are big, but it's not too bad.

Very happy to see the MP Ultra Magnus in these pictures has the blue lower inner legs, the red we have seen in some promo pics look hideous. That gives me hope that the final product will have cartoon accurate colours in botmode.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby JaffleMaker » Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:56 pm

Sorry to go off discussion, am I the only person more interested in this picture?http://www.taghobby.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/mps007.jpg

Have these been seen before? I definitely have never seen that alternate Rodimus base.

Back on track love how this guy turned out. Hope he sells really well, well enough to warrant looking at a G1 re-issue.

I also wonder how Hasbro will market this guy if they also decide to release him.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby WildclawPrime » Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:08 pm

Star Saber's looking very nice. So far so good. Too bad we American Transformers fans rarely got any exposure to him or any of the other Japanese characters when it came to the Takara series. God Ginrai was just a different character who had the body of Powermaster Prime. Well, at least we had Wing Saber in Energon who was an homage to Star Saber. As for some of the prototypes, that Porsche Jazz looks like it could've been an awesome figure 10 years ago.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:48 am

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WildclawPrime wrote:Star Saber's looking very nice. So far so good. Too bad we American Transformers fans rarely got any exposure to him or any of the other Japanese characters when it came to the Takara series. God Ginrai was just a different character who had the body of Powermaster Prime. Well, at least we had Wing Saber in Energon who was an homage to Star Saber. As for some of the prototypes, that Porsche Jazz looks like it could've been an awesome figure 10 years ago.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:25 am

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They did it! The maniacs pulled it off!

Brainmaster gimmick is a go! I repeat, Brainmaster gimmick is a LET'S SAY GO!

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby ZeroWolf » Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:27 am

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I'm still hoping that he returns, probably as a broken bot that tries to make amends (at that point the lost light crew would let him aboard, afterall they have megs as their captain :lol: ). Also are the forearms really that big of a deal?
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby TimothyR » Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:03 am

magnus is so gorgeous. every time i see him he just looks better and better.. especially with the inner thighs being painted blue. and they now have official shots of them being blue as well which is nice.

wheeljack and bumblebee still look fantastic.

i really can't wait for these three.. they're all so different. magnus is the biggest yet, wheeljack will fit right in with the other cars, and bumblebee is the smallest autobot yet. i LOVE bumblebee's scale. i'm SOO happy still that they decided to go with toon scaled bumblebee rather than scaling his vehicle mode with the others. he just looks great and it REALLY fits right in MUCH better than a real world scaled version.

also.. looking at their G1 display, i can't help but imagine masterpiece versions of all of them. i hope that becomes a reality at some point.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:50 am

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Sabrblade wrote:They did it! The maniacs pulled it off!

Brainmaster gimmick is a go! I repeat, Brainmaster gimmick is a LET'S SAY GO!

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby ZeroWolf » Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:01 am

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That...is...awesome... From the looks of it the gimmick doesn't impede the main figure's head articulation at all :D

Now I wonder closer to release we could convince them to do a stop frame animation of Star Saber's transformation...
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby shajaki » Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:26 am

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby Convoy » Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:05 am

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby El Duque » Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:49 am

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Courtesy of the CYBERGEEKS Alliance Facebook page we have scans from the Transformers Generations Volume 2 book that reveal new prototype images of the Masterpiece Fans Choice Winner Star Saber. In addition to giving us a closer look at the figures details, these also confirm what many of you have been hoping for, the Brainmaster gimmick is present! Check out the images mirrored below:

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby Bumblevivisector » Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:18 am

AND he has head articulation in both robot modes? Color me curious to see how that works. Even if it turns out to be a bit cheatsy, it certainly looks more impressive than Brainstorm's tech-spec meter sticker.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby Ultra Markus » Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:29 pm

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the last picture reminds me of people who wear big glasses and have to squint their eyes to see!
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby Zeek99g » Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:59 pm

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How tall is he going to be? It looks like he is twice as tall as MP Wheeljack.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:56 pm

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Zeek99g wrote:How tall is he going to be? It looks like he is twice as tall as MP Wheeljack.
He's going to be slightly taller than the G1 Star Saber toy.

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby hinomars19 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:20 pm

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby Mindmaster » Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:22 pm

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby MasterSoundBlaster » Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:18 pm

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Oh man this thing just keeps looking better and better every time I see it. Definitely gonna have to break my own rule of not importing things just to get this guy
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby dalekslayer96 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:50 am

Motto: "Where you see chaos, I see order. Where you see wrong, I see right."
Weapon: Dark Saber Sword
What is that Unicron I see in the corner?
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:15 am

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dalekslayer96 wrote:What is that Unicron I see in the corner?
Which one? There were multiple Unicrons on display at this event.
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