headsortails wrote: xyl360 wrote:
The MP line is essentially the best of the best (even better than the third party figures) in my opinion, and I'm talking Takara's MP line, NOT Hasbro's.
What Takara have been doing since MP-10 is just amazing. They're making these figures perfect down to the slightest details in both modes with fully accurate colors, generous paint apps and transformations as simple or as complex as required to get perfect results in both modes. I've yet to see a single third party do that with any figure, and I own several.
Third parties are doing a decent job of filling holes, but if Takara ever decides to take on doing MP combiners, I expect the days of third party success will be numbered because right now, Takara is making better transforming toys that do a heck of a lot more than just homage G1 characters, they ARE the G1 characters. When I look up at my shelf and see MP-10 standing there I don't think to myself "There's one of my Optimus Primes", I think "There IS Optimus Prime!" None of the other lines, be they from Hasbro, Takara or toys from third parties make me feel that way (though Hegemon is pretty close, I'll admit
I gotta agree with this. And it's weird for me considering right before the outbreak of Takara's new MP line-up they have going on, I was becoming more of a "third-party" fan. But then Takara busted out with this MP awesomeness and put faith back in me. Looks to me as thought they decided to fight fire with fire. And if they do indeed take on the more complicated combiners and triple changers (or even, high hopes here, a Six Shot), then the game changes dastrically.Hasbro, in my opinion, will just be Hasbro, catering to the rising number of kids growing up in the good ol' U.S. of A. and every once in the while throwing a bone to us adult collectors. As far as the "other guys"- I'm still leaning on them to produce what Hasbro doesn't. I'm sure they will deliver before Hasbro does.
Yep, same here. I had been buying more and more third party stuff, then the new MP's started coming out (starting with MP-10) and I saw what Takara were up to. Soundwave, his cassettes, Sideswipe and Red Alert all look perfect. Takara is definitely killing it right now with regards to giving us what we G1 fans really want: truly accurate representations of the characters we fell in love with on the screen as kids.
It's not like Classics etc. which gives us (sometimes) more accurate looks, adding in modern alt modes and improved articulation. It's a line dedicated to "getting it right", and by right, I mean frickin' perfect. I honestly never thought I'd see the day when we'd get Transformers this good, especially not from Hasbro or Takara. Heck, I didn't even think that what they did with MP-10 was possible at all. I always thought there was some room for improvement on the MP-01 mold, but the drastic improvements they made on the design for an MP Prime were staggering.
I hope you're right and we do see some MP triple changers (and yes, even Sixshot), but I guess only time will tell. I won't say it's impossible after what I've seen them do lately. Even the cassettes look perfect, and that's tought to do on that scale.