Additional Images of Takara Tomy MP-16 Frenzy and Buzzsaw

Transformers News: Additional Images of Takara Tomy MP-16 Frenzy and Buzzsaw

Monday, January 7th, 2013 11:47PM CST

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A second set of images of Takara Tomy's MP-16 Frenzy and Buzzsaw have emerged over on ACToys. These images give an even better look at the dastardly Decepticon duo.

Additionally we also have a couple of shots of their instruction sheet from the poster who shared the earlier set of images. It appears the upcoming MP-13 Soundwave will be able to store Frenzy's weapons in alt mode and mount his pile drivers on his arm as a double barreled cannon of sorts.

Lastly we have yet another image from ACToys detailing MP-13 Soundwave's chest compartment where he can store up to three cassettes.

Images mirrored below.

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Re: Additional Images of Takara Tomy MP-16 Frenzy and Buzzsaw (1452996)
Posted by Trikeboy on January 7th, 2013 @ 11:58pm CST
I love how the parts integrate into Soundwave. Next to MP Soundwave, that Lazerbeak/Buzzsaw mould could go down as the best mould of the year, and it's only January. I still say that the head on Frenzy/Rumble are too large and I hope a kit-basher makes replacement heads for them.
Re: Additional Images of Takara Tomy MP-16 Frenzy and Buzzsaw (1453000)
Posted by xyl360 on January 8th, 2013 @ 12:11am CST
The more I see of these little guys, the more impressed I am with them, especially considering that in cassette mode, they're the same size as the original G1 cassettes. I can't imagine more perfect versions of these guys. Bravo Takara engineers, you knocked this one out of the park.

Now PLEASE do the same thing with Ratbat :D!
Re: Additional Images of Takara Tomy MP-16 Frenzy and Buzzsaw (1453001)
Posted by CBratetron on January 8th, 2013 @ 12:20am CST
Not getting this MP-16 twin pack, just the other one.
All I need is Soundwave, Ravage and Laserbeak.
Re: Additional Images of Takara Tomy MP-16 Frenzy and Buzzsaw (1453002)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 8th, 2013 @ 12:22am CST
i think they are very nice wouldn't change a thing
Re: Additional Images of Takara Tomy MP-16 Frenzy and Buzzsaw (1453046)
Posted by AutoBorst on January 8th, 2013 @ 6:46am CST
MP Soundwave is looking more impressive with each news posting. Very cool how they designed him to work with his minions besides only being able to store multiples (3!?! OMG!) in his chest. Still going to wait for the Hasbro release though.

Kinda' surprised there hasn't been a MP Soundblaster announcement yet.
Re: Additional Images of Takara Tomy MP-16 Frenzy and Buzzsaw (1453048)
Posted by Cyberpath on January 8th, 2013 @ 7:12am CST
Rumble looks pretty good. And Buzzsaw is spot-on; identical to the cartoon.
Re: Additional Images of Takara Tomy MP-16 Frenzy and Buzzsaw (1453053)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on January 8th, 2013 @ 8:00am CST
they spelled rumble wrong.
Re: Additional Images of Takara Tomy MP-16 Frenzy and Buzzsaw (1453054)
Posted by RiddlerJ on January 8th, 2013 @ 8:03am CST
This whole set is so beautiful. I want one so bad :sad:
Re: Additional Images of Takara Tomy MP-16 Frenzy and Buzzsaw (1453067)
Posted by Erailea on January 8th, 2013 @ 8:53am CST
CBratetron wrote:Not getting this MP-16 twin pack, just the other one.
All I need is Soundwave, Ravage and Laserbeak.


Ditto. Lol.

If, by the off chance, this set goes on sale, I might snag it. I don't feel compelled to spend $60 on these guys.
Re: Additional Images of Takara Tomy MP-16 Frenzy and Buzzsaw (1453085)
Posted by Rated X on January 8th, 2013 @ 10:26am CST
mooncake623 wrote:[quote]Honestly I believe all apps are hand painted. Doing things by hand has always been something asian people are very talented at. They are masters at detail. And Chinese labor is dirt cheap. Thats why the Has/Tak factories are in China instead of Japan. But looking at the latest pics above this post, the paint apps are all screwed up on these. Just look at the silver on the left side of Rumble/Frenzy's chest ans the crotch as well...


Thanks completely untrue. And way to generalize Asian people. Also Has/Tak's factories are in Vietnam... its not the same...[/quote]


First time a compliment has ever been attacked as being "generalizing". I wouldnt be the first person to say Asian people have steady hands when it comes to painting. Im not saying others cant do it, Im just saying people in the asian hemisphere have mastered the craft.

Ive never heard of Tampographs and dont know what they are. But once again, I dont believe there is a machine with robot hands that can be programed to press paint apps on different shapes of plastic. Theyre not that high tech. Im sure these "Tampographs" must be laid on the plastic and centered by hand. Are they like stencils ? And Vient Nam, China, Taiwan, etc, the point is Hasbro wants to pay less. Blurrz had mentioned that they dont want to deal with ethics and it's cost. It makes sense for Hasbro since the figures will be shipped to the western hemisphere. But dont you find it kind of dishonorable that Takara chooses to outsource to a country only a few hundred miles away ? Rich Asians exploiting poor asians ? I know Im touching a very sensitive issue that will trigger some people on this site to go ape s**t. But looking at Frenzys messed up paint apps boggles the mind as to how the process is done and the human aspect behind it.
Re: Additional Images of Takara Tomy MP-16 Frenzy and Buzzsaw (1453086)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 8th, 2013 @ 10:36am CST
Rated X wrote:Ive never heard of Tampographs and dont know what they are.
http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Tampograph
Re: Additional Images of Takara Tomy MP-16 Frenzy and Buzzsaw (1453091)
Posted by F Prime on January 8th, 2013 @ 10:46am CST
Rated X wrote:
Ive never heard of Tampographs and dont know what they are. But once again, I dont believe there is a machine with robot hands that can be programed to press paint apps on different shapes of plastic. Theyre not that high tech. Im sure these "Tampographs" must be laid on the plastic and centered by hand. Are they like stencils ?


I know nothing about how Transformer paint apps are applied, but I do know that robots can do this. I don't think it would be that difficult....if the majority of the process is assembly line robots the precision would be pretty incredible. The tampograph machine would simply need to know the coordinates for the tampograph(s). There are some pretty incredible videos out there for precision robotic assembly.
Re: Additional Images of Takara Tomy MP-16 Frenzy and Buzzsaw (1453106)
Posted by Deruji on January 8th, 2013 @ 12:03pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:Ive never heard of Tampographs and dont know what they are.
http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Tampograph


You can see the process explained, at 3:50 you can also see the mass production version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yq24QaLArso
Re: Additional Images of Takara Tomy MP-16 Frenzy and Buzzsaw (1453117)
Posted by gothsaurus on January 8th, 2013 @ 12:51pm CST
While these are just samples, the poor paint apps — coupled with what we saw out of Sideswipe — doesn't give me much hope. I hate the notion of dropping masterpiece prices and getting knock-off quality paint apps. It definitely needs to be addressed.
Re: Additional Images of Takara Tomy MP-16 Frenzy and Buzzsaw (1453119)
Posted by gothsaurus on January 8th, 2013 @ 12:54pm CST
wait. I just read hold three cassettes. HOLDS THREE CASSETTES!!??? Wow. Nice job Takara. Nice job. :BOWDOWN:
Re: Additional Images of Takara Tomy MP-16 Frenzy and Buzzsaw (1453133)
Posted by Rated X on January 8th, 2013 @ 1:33pm CST
Deruji wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:Ive never heard of Tampographs and dont know what they are.
http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Tampograph


You can see the process explained, at 3:50 you can also see the mass production version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yq24QaLArso



Very interesting. But if it's this easy, then that just opens the door for arguments on why Hasbro versions have SOME of the paint apps, but not ALL of the paint apps Takara versions have. I hate that American market vs. Japanese Market argument Hasbro always throws up in convention pannels. Theyre basically saying American kids are savages who destroy their toys and dont deserve the extra 50 cents worth of Tampo ink. Or are they saying Japanese kids dont buy toy robots, only Japanese adult collectors ? Either way, something seems lazy and cheap on Hasbro's part.
Re: Additional Images of Takara Tomy MP-16 Frenzy and Buzzsaw (1453135)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 8th, 2013 @ 1:46pm CST
The fact that Soundwave can actually store/use the cassettes' accessories is just downright awesome. :x

I wish Frenzy (Rumble!) came with Ravage instead, I'd much rather have those two over Rumble (Frenzy!) and Buzzsaw.
Re: Additional Images of Takara Tomy MP-16 Frenzy and Buzzsaw (1453136)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 8th, 2013 @ 1:49pm CST
Rated X wrote:
Deruji wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:Ive never heard of Tampographs and dont know what they are.
http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Tampograph


You can see the process explained, at 3:50 you can also see the mass production version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yq24QaLArso



Very interesting. But if it's this easy, then that just opens the door for arguments on why Hasbro versions have SOME of the paint apps, but not ALL of the paint apps Takara versions have. I hate that American market vs. Japanese Market argument Hasbro always throws up in convention pannels. Theyre basically saying American kids are savages who destroy their toys and dont deserve the extra 50 cents worth of Tampo ink. Or are they saying Japanese kids dont buy toy robots, only Japanese adult collectors ? Either way, something seems lazy and cheap on Hasbro's part.


It's indeed Japanese vs. American market. Unlike Hasbro, TakaraTomy has to compete rather aggressively with big companies like Bandai. And I mean BIG: Bandai has I think the lion's share in the robot toy figure department and then some, in both the kids' and adult collector's market.
Re: Additional Images of Takara Tomy MP-16 Frenzy and Buzzsaw (1453140)
Posted by gothsaurus on January 8th, 2013 @ 2:08pm CST
From what I've heard, Hasbro has a budget for a number of paint apps PER wave of toys. Guessing the competition gives Takara a bigger paint app budget. Amazing what a few paint apps do for a toy, like comparing the FOC Prime and Jazz. Sigh.
Re: Additional Images of Takara Tomy MP-16 Frenzy and Buzzsaw (1453144)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 8th, 2013 @ 2:21pm CST
Plus, TakaraTomy likely begins with the Hasbro color schemes as a base, expanding upon and enhancing them to make their own color schemes. Using said existing color schemes to make their own is likely more of a money-saver than for them to create their own super extensive decos from the ground up, as such cases seem to be rarer cases than the more common occurences of the Takara decos just looking like enhanced version of the Hasbro decos.