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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Official Guide available 7/30/2014

Postby Amelie » Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:50 pm

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Moonshot wrote:I think the masterpiece is of Rodimus.?


Debatable. There isn't a single part of Rodimus Prime's alt-mode that doesn't have to be attached as some sort of accessory. Its HotRod. With an exchangeable face and a leg extending gimmick. The Winnebago mode relies on a removable cab and trailer. The actual Car-mode is massive compared to the other MPs
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Official Guide available 7/30/2014

Postby durroth » Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:35 pm

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hotrod just looks off in general compared to the others for some reason. it's not even his size, he just stands out as having a different aesthetic. it's kinda weird.
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Official Guide available 7/30/2014

Postby Convoy » Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:00 pm

durroth wrote:hotrod just looks off in general compared to the others for some reason. it's not even his size, he just stands out as having a different aesthetic. it's kinda weird.


Wasn't the same guy who was responsible for Hot/Rodimus also responsible for designing MP Megatron who also has a stand out aesthetic?

If I could read this book I would totally buy it.
On that note, I'll be here waiting on the internet for news on what secrets the book might hold.
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Official Guide available 7/30/2014

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:58 pm

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This book contains never-before-seen content such as early design sketches, dropped concepts, prototypes, behind-the-scenes interviews and anecdotes with the designers...

Yeah, totally stuff that can already be found readily available online! >:oP
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Official Guide available 7/30/2014

Postby Moonshot » Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:17 pm

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Amelie wrote:
Moonshot wrote:I think the masterpiece is of Rodimus.?


Debatable. There isn't a single part of Rodimus Prime's alt-mode that doesn't have to be attached as some sort of accessory. Its HotRod. With an exchangeable face and a leg extending gimmick. The Winnebago mode relies on a removable cab and trailer. The actual Car-mode is massive compared to the other MPs


If I am not mistaken though the masterpiece figures are based on robot mode scale first and alt second from G1 cartoon. So Rodimus is in scale with Optimus, if he were Hot Rod he would be shorter. The cartoon didn't consider his "trailer/camper" thing with robot mode.
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New details on the Transformers Masterpiece series guidebook

Postby mooncake623 » Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:03 am

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New details on the Transformers Masterpiece series guidebook have been posted on Amazon Japan Along with a picture of the cover, we also get a sneak peak at what we'll see inside. Along with staff interviews with Takara-Tomy we are also expecting to see a lot of unused design sketches and prototype pictures.

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Transformers Masterpiece Official Guide New Images

Postby mooncake623 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:19 pm

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With the Transformers Masterpiece Official Guide released in Japan and thanks to Weibo user 北马伊斯力 we get in-hand images of some of the pages! Enjoy!

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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Official Guide available 7/30/2014

Postby MenaceRX » Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:07 am

Looks like a great read with all the cad and sketch drawing of how they came up with the transformations.
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Official Guide available 7/30/2014

Postby MenaceRX » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:17 am

Is this available anywhere besides Amazon Japan?
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Official Guide available 7/30/2014

Postby Triptykon » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:32 am

This book is a must have for me, just as much as the masterpieces themselves. Side note: As an avid collector, Id really like to see some outlet other than TrU get exclusivity once in a while.

And man.....Magnus is huge! :)
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Official Guide available 7/30/2014

Postby triKlops » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:03 am

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MenaceRX wrote:Is this available anywhere besides Amazon Japan?


http://www.hlj.com/product/VLG91157/Boo
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Official Guide available 7/30/2014

Postby durroth » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:09 am

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Triptykon wrote: And man.....Magnus is huge! :)

yeah, :D he's practically super Magnus, ooh, better yet, *Ultra* Magnus. 8) 8) 8) :michaelbay:
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Official Guide available 7/30/2014

Postby Vegitron » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:42 am

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I'm a collector of these Japanese Transformers guides/books/magazines. Even though I can't read Japanese, I can still appreciate the pictures and art work. Plus I like the feel of the books in my hands. Flipping through pages in a thick heavy book is much nicer than clicking a link. Plus if I really want to understand the text, I can use google translate on my phone. (although it's quite tedious)

I ordered my copy along with the Transformers Pia Book (2014 Tokyo Transformers Expo Official Book) from http://www.cdjapan.co.jp
Prices are along the lines with HLJ and Amazon JP which also carry many of these books.

Looking forward to their arrival in a few weeks. (picked slow SAL shipping)
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Official Guide available 7/30/2014

Postby Sabrblade » Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:26 pm

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durroth wrote:
Triptykon wrote: And man.....Magnus is huge! :)

yeah, :D he's practically super Magnus, ooh, better yet, *Ultra* Magnus. 8) 8) 8) :michaelbay:
In Japanese, "super" and "ultra" are the same thing: 超 (Chō). :-B
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Official Guide available 7/30/2014

Postby Convoy » Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:16 am

Sabrblade wrote:In Japanese, "super" and "ultra" are the same thing: 超 (Chō). :-B


But... that would make Super Megatron and Ultra Megatron... THE SAME MEGATRON!!?

:BOOM:
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Official Guide available 7/30/2014

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:13 am

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Convoy wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:In Japanese, "super" and "ultra" are the same thing: 超 (Chō). :-B


But... that would make Super Megatron and Ultra Megatron... THE SAME MEGATRON!!?

:BOOM:
Thankfully, they used the English "Sūpā" and "Urutora" for those. :P
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Official Guide available 7/30/2014

Postby Cyberpath » Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:02 pm

TFW2005 posted two interviews from the book, translated to English by one of its members:

Hironori Kobayashi http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-new ... ce-180869/

Shogo Hasui: http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-new ... ce-180877/


Heh, back in March 2013 I named four characters that I thought should get a Masterpiece figure; two of which will be out later this year (Wheeljack and Bumblebee) and the other two were now mentioned by Hasui:

- What kind of future development are you hoping for?

H: The series has grown based on the concept established in MP-10, so I expect they will continue with the in-scale Robot modes and licensed real cars. On top of that, I hope the series moves onto the next, higher step.
I was introduced to the world of Transformers by combiner warriors, so personally I hope to see such characters in the MP series. Also I would like to see Megatron in scale with MP-10 soon or the characters who weren't given many opportunities to have their toys made such as Ironhide.
More than anything I hope it continues on as a series that realises the fans' wishes.

I hope he gets to do them.
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Official Guide available 7/30/2014

Postby RSDADDIMUS2 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:57 pm

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When I win the lottery,I will be able to afford the Masterpiece line.At that time,I will purchase this guide.lol
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Official Guide available 7/30/2014

Postby Vegitron » Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:21 pm

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Those two translated interviews were pretty insightful. I've been pretty hesitant in spending so much for such small figures, but this helps persuade me to bite the bullet and catch up on my MP collection.
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