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Takara Tomy Transformers MP-17 & MP-18 Update

Postby El Duque » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:38 am

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Hi All –

We received confirmation that MP-17 & 18's gun will indeed attach to the roof of the patrol car as shown!

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-17 & MP-18 Update

Postby Doubledealer93 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:44 am

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-17 & MP-18 Update

Postby alldarker » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:18 am

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Nice, Takara evidently noticed they missspelled PATOROL.
This is probably a Photoshop'ed picture of the prototype we saw earlier, but at least it means the final result will have PATROL written on it.
I'm so meta, even this acronym...
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-17 & MP-18 Update

Postby kirbenvost » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:18 am

Motto: "Deal with it."
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Bonus: Patrol, not Patorol! Yay! :lol:
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-17 & MP-18 Update

Postby robotmel » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:05 am

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-17 & MP-18 Update

Postby euphoricallydead » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:19 am

Who will be first to make a solid tire upgrade kit?
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-17 & MP-18 Update

Postby Mykltron » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:35 am

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I'd rather the weapon stored inside somehow.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-17 & MP-18 Update

Postby Convotron » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:40 am

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kirbenvost wrote:Bonus: Patrol, not Patorol! Yay! :lol:


I liked the Engrish on the earlier photos!
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-17 & MP-18 Update

Postby GuyIncognito » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:15 pm

So when are the Hasbro versions coming?
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-17 & MP-18 Update

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:05 pm

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GuyIncognito wrote:So when are the Hasbro versions coming?


Ask again when a Hasbro MP Sideswipe is announced.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-17 & MP-18 Update

Postby Lango7 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:21 pm

Don't know if Sideswipe will ever make it to the states. From what I have read, there are licensing issues holding up the figure. On another note it looks like plastic tires are the new standard. Don’t mind them too much since my Sideswipe rolls fine, unlike MP Hot Rod (Rodimus). As far as BS, Prowl and Smoke Screen, I hope Hasbro puts all 3 in single pack. While they’re at it they should re-release MP 10.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-17 & MP-18 Update

Postby Arctorro » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:22 pm

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Mykltron wrote:I'd rather the weapon stored inside somehow.

So would I.

The only thing I don't like about Sideswipe and Red Alert is that their blasters aren't stored. I understand that the shoulder weapons as they are won't fit, but kinda wish they were smaller and could be stored as well.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-17 & MP-18 Update

Postby DetoxRetox » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:58 pm

Faaaaantastic! I cannot wait! :APPLAUSE:
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-17 & MP-18 Update

Postby Sinnertwin » Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:04 am

Motto: "Take the foolish path, it's much more fun."
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Somebody should tell the guys at TT to stop with the arms micron schtick.
Whats next? MP 10B's rifle stuck on his roof too?
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-17 & MP-18 Update

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:17 pm

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Sinnertwin wrote:Somebody should tell the guys at TT to stop with the arms micron schtick.
Whats next? MP 10B's rifle stuck on his roof too?
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-17 & MP-18 Update

Postby Stormrider » Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:51 pm

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I like everything that I am seeing except two things- Prowl's head/face looks a little off and his shoulder cannons look odd (or perhaps it's just the angle from the camera).
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-17 & MP-18 Update

Postby Sinnertwin » Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:55 pm

Motto: "Take the foolish path, it's much more fun."
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Sabrblade wrote:
Sinnertwin wrote:Somebody should tell the guys at TT to stop with the arms micron schtick.
Whats next? MP 10B's rifle stuck on his roof too?
Weapons attached to the vehicle modes has been a thing since the 1980s, with Targetmasters being the most notable cases.


But on these guys? Really? Luckily they're subtle enough not to take away from the overall aestheticsof their gorgeous vehicle modes ;)
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-17 & MP-18 Update

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:38 pm

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Sinnertwin wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Sinnertwin wrote:Somebody should tell the guys at TT to stop with the arms micron schtick.
Whats next? MP 10B's rifle stuck on his roof too?
Weapons attached to the vehicle modes has been a thing since the 1980s, with Targetmasters being the most notable cases.


But on these guys? Really? Luckily they're subtle enough not to take away from the overall aestheticsof their gorgeous vehicle modes ;)
It's just a storage option, not exactly a requirement.

I'm still a little bummed that Optimus 1.0, Grimlock, and Rodimus (all Hasbro versions, that is) couldn't store all their weapons somewhere in altmode.

Besides, if I ever get these guys, they're gonna be displayed in Robot Mode. 8)
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-17 & MP-18 Update

Postby Convotron » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:39 pm

Motto: "When in doubt, transform and roll out!"
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It would be nice if the weapon could be stored on the figure but where would you house it in alt mode without compromising the transformation design or the weapon design? As great as MP-10 is, the ion cannon design is less than great due to its reduced size and instability in deployed weapon form.

I like that we have the option to peg in the gun in alt mode. It's better than not having an option at all to put the weapon somewhere when the figure is in alt mode.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-17 & MP-18 Update

Postby DevastaTTor » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:18 am

Enough with these guys already; where are the pictures of Smokescreen?!?
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-17 & MP-18 Update

Postby Transformers Hoarder » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:20 am

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Yeah! Where are the pictures of smokescreen?
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-17 & MP-18 Update

Postby Sinnertwin » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:12 pm

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Stormrider wrote:I like everything that I am seeing except two things- Prowl's head/face looks a little off and his shoulder cannons look odd (or perhaps it's just the angle from the camera).


Could it be the fact that they're cannons rather than the pointy missle? I prefer pointy, even though shape has nothing to do with payload delivery. Pointy. Definitely pointy.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-17 & MP-18 Update

Postby Stormrider » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:59 pm

Weapon: Atom-Smasher Cannon
Sinnertwin wrote:
Stormrider wrote:I like everything that I am seeing except two things- Prowl's head/face looks a little off and his shoulder cannons look odd (or perhaps it's just the angle from the camera).


Could it be the fact that they're cannons rather than the pointy missle? I prefer pointy, even though shape has nothing to do with payload delivery. Pointy. Definitely pointy.


yeah, that's what is missing.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-17 & MP-18 Update

Postby warzon3 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:48 pm

Well....the cannons are more cartoon accurate for Streak. They are too big and fat though...they were never that big in any episode....

I could see them including add on pieces to turn them into missiles....it wouldn't be too hard to do, or some 3rd party would do it in a heart beat.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-17 & MP-18 Update

Postby euphoricallydead » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:14 pm

Smokescreen was drawn differently in the G1 cartoons, more toy accurate than the first wave 1984 toys. I don't have the quote but it was something like the second wave was drawn more toy accurate because the first wave there wasn't anything to reference.

His crotch plate resembles Prowl's so that part is easy.

He will need a bigger head, huge launchers/canons, different bumper, rear spoiler.

Not sure where the launchers will fit in alternate mode.

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