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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby OptimalOptimus2 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:05 pm

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What's wrong with it? Star Saber didn't call you on his phone? :)
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby griftimus prime » Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:25 pm

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i wonder what the repaint will be called?
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:57 pm

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Even the shield from the last (non-clip show) episode... :shock:

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby guarayakha » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:57 pm

griftimus prime wrote:i wonder what the repaint will be called?


BlackStarSaber, obviously.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby Agamemnon » Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:15 pm

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megatronus wrote:I knew Star Saber was big, but the Brainmaster himself is as big as the standard MP cars? That's just wild(ly awesome).

I think the Brainmaster is the little dude, kinda like a Powermaster, Headmaster, or Targetmaster. Star is the same of the deluxeish size bot, if mnemory serves, And Star Saber is the deluxish folded up into the larger armor. At least I think that's how it goes.

And, whoah. This is looking awesome!!


Since we're getting technical, here are the official names:

Tiny figure: Yuuki no Brain (Brain of Courage)
Intermediate figure: Saber
Full combined figure: Star Saber

The term "Brainmaster" is used in a gimmick describing sense only.

Oh, that's it, thanks! I should have remembered that too, what with Saber Blade being said so often (even in Japanese) in the Victory cartoon. Plus, I was expecting correction from our resident Sabrblade, and his awesomeness in not having to reference the Wiki. (Is TFwiki wired directly into his brain? Image )

So, it was Saber, combining to become Star Saber, then combining with Victory Leo to become Victory Saber. (Plus the Yuuki no Brain initial combination with Saber.) It was weird to not see the little guy emphasized more, what given the characters in Masterforce. Perhaps they wanted the Brainmasters, Multiforce, and Chestforce (or Breastforce, depending on the translation viewed?) to be completely separate from Masterforce. Or perhaps they are all assumed to be transectors? Something tells me I am losing something in the translation of the subtitled episodes...
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:55 pm

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I'm a little worried that the figure won't be able to hold the sword straight.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby fenrir72 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:56 pm

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I wonder how the shield will be incorporated into the jet?

As for an MP Victory Leo, that's hopefully a 50/50 chance but given the projected response maybe 90%?

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby Agamemnon » Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:04 pm

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chuckdawg1999 wrote:I'm a little worried that the figure won't be able to hold the sword straight.

Yeah, Xephon0930 mentioned this too. From looking at the pictures, it looks like the huge forearms may be the culprit. It's hard to see if the handle of the sword is long enough for the guard to clear the forearm.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby kirbenvost » Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:27 pm

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Hmm, it doesn't really look like he'll be able to hold it straight. Kind of a silly design, but the original was like that too.

One thing I'm glad for is the movable antennae. It was kind of bugging me how far they pointed outwards, so I'm happy to see they can point out to varying degrees.

I also really like how well the spaceship mode all fits together compared to every other version so far. Finally, no huge gaps!

All signs are pointing to this being one of the best MPs ever!
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:32 pm

Motto: "The man, the myth, the legend... yeah right."
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kirbenvost wrote:Hmm, it doesn't really look like he'll be able to hold it straight. Kind of a silly design, but the original was like that too.

One thing I'm glad for is the movable antennae. It was kind of bugging me how far they pointed outwards, so I'm happy to see they can point out to varying degrees.

I also really like how well the spaceship mode all fits together compared to every other version so far. Finally, no huge gaps!

All signs are pointing to this being one of the best MPs ever!


On the original toy the blade went into the hilt a different way so it faced forward, maybe that can be done on this figure too.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:56 am

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Agamemnon wrote:It was weird to not see the little guy emphasized more, what given the characters in Masterforce. Perhaps they wanted the Brainmasters, Multiforce, and Chestforce (or Breastforce, depending on the translation viewed?) to be completely separate from Masterforce. Or perhaps they are all assumed to be transectors? Something tells me I am losing something in the translation of the subtitled episodes...
The way I always viewed the Brainmasters (after watching the Victory cartoon, that is) was that the little brain guys weren't their own persons but were more like manifestations of the larger robots' minds or minds and souls (or maybe, retroactively, their sparks, but that's a different can of worms), with the larger robots being the true versions of them.

After all, during the transformation sequences for each, the smaller dudes were often seen changing into some kind of energy form prior to entering the chests of the larger robots. Though, there were some occasions that the stock footage transformation sequences weren't used and did show the actual, physical brain robots to be inside the chests, but I still think that they're just emissaries for the true selves of the larger Brainmaster Autobots.

Plus, they don't actually have real names of their own, just decriptors for what kind of brains they are (Courage, Skill, Strength, Intelligence).
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby Mindmaster » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:49 am

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Yeah, this is one Masterpiece figure I gotta have. The second preorders open, I'm going in. :michaelbay:
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Masterpiece Star Saber: Saber Comparison with Original

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:05 pm

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TF Yuki on twitter has posted a nice side by side comparison of the original with the Saber robot from the upcoming Masterpiece Star Saber. A while back TF Yuki tweeted a size comparison of the full Star Saber which stood slightly taller than his original predecessor however the Masterpiece Saber robot is quite a bit smaller. On the upside, it is a lot more detailed which is to be expected with a Masterpiece.

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby TulioDude » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:25 pm

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Looks nice!Did Saber ever appeared by himself on the cartoon?
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby Agamemnon » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:28 pm

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TulioDude wrote:Looks nice!Did Saber ever appeared by himself on the cartoon?

You mean without his Star armor? On the odd occasion. There were even times when the Star armor was needed for other reasons and Saber would fight without it.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:55 pm

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The first Masterpiece figure that's actually smaller than the original G1 figure.

Yeah, I'm only referring to Saber. I'm well aware that this figure's Star Saber form is just a smidge taller than the G1 figure's Star Saber form.


Though, Saber being this small makes him about the same height as the MP cars, such as Wheeljack, who was about the same height at Perceptor in the Victory cartoon, who was about the same height as Saber:

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby Destron MP1B » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:54 am

I have no connection with this character mostly for the fact that I don't know much about him growing up in G1 only. With that being said, I'm really excited and cant wait to see an official press release, fully colored, etc.

He also appears to be one of the tallest MP figures, looks to be as tall as MP 5...
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby OptimalOptimus2 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:52 pm

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I was expecting something a little bigger. Oh well, DOOP!
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Takara Tomy Transformers MP-25 Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread - More Size Comparison Image

Postby Va'al » Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:18 am

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Once again coming at us from Hisashi Yuki on Twitter, we get some comparison shots of the third part of the prototype for Masterpiece Star Saber - and it's Yuuki no Brain, Brainmaster of Courage! Check out the images showing the tiny figure alongside its predecessors and some other size comparisons.

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:33 am

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Good gravy! That brain is microscopic! The size of a Diaclone driver! This is like Smallest Transformers levels of tininess! :shock:
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-25 Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread - More Size Comparison Image

Postby Powered Convoy » Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:02 am

Va'al wrote:Once again coming at us from Hideashi Yuki on Twitter, we get some comparison shots of the third part of the prototype for MP-25 Star Saber - and it's Yuuki no Brain, Brainmaster of Courage! Check out the images showing the tiny figure alongside its predecessors and some other size comparisons.


TFYuki is Hisashi Yuki, not Hideashi Yuki.

Also, when did MP Star Saber get the designation of MP-25? We still don't know what designation he'll get as far as I've heard. Ultra Magnus is MP-22. Granted we don't know if Star Saber will be MP-23 or something higher yet, but last I heard he wasn't stated to have a number yet.

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby hinomars19 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:18 am

Motto: "never forget what you don't know"
Weapon: Blunt Force Battle Clubs
Why? Why remind me how much I wish I had diaclone drivers! These images are cruel :sad:

It really is interesting to see how everything is sizing up! I want this sucker badly :KREMZEEK:
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby Destron MP1B » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:03 am

Really cool.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-25 Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread - More Size Comparison Image

Postby Kibble » Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:40 am

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Powered Convoy wrote:
Va'al wrote:Once again coming at us from Hideashi Yuki on Twitter, we get some comparison shots of the third part of the prototype for MP-25 Star Saber - and it's Yuuki no Brain, Brainmaster of Courage! Check out the images showing the tiny figure alongside its predecessors and some other size comparisons.


TFYuki is Hisashi Yuki, not Hideashi Yuki.

Also, when did MP Star Saber get the designation of MP-25? We still don't know what designation he'll get as far as I've heard. Ultra Magnus is MP-22. Granted we don't know if Star Saber will be MP-23 or something higher yet, but last I heard he wasn't stated to have a number yet.

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I was wondering where MP-25 came from as well... For all we know, it could have its own numbering system like the movie 'MP' figures. But if site staff know something we don't, then who the hell is MP-23 & 24? Spill it!
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby Counterpunch » Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:51 am

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This is the best. >:oP
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