Another Shot of the Masterpiece Star Saber Prototype

Transformers News: Another Shot of the Masterpiece Star Saber Prototype

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 10:19AM CDT

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Once again from the pages of the most recent issue of Dengeki Hobby magazine via TAG Hobby we have a prototype image. Below you'll find another look at the Fans Choice Masterpiece winner Star Saber prototype that was revealed at the Tokyo Toy Show. Also feature on the page are MP-21 Bumblebee and MP-22 Ultra Magnus.


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Re: Another Shot of the Masterpiece Star Saber Prototype (1585700)
Posted by Miles Wolf on June 25th, 2014 @ 11:50am CDT
I just can't wait for the preorders to start and buy it instantly.
Re: Another Shot of the Masterpiece Star Saber Prototype (1585713)
Posted by Counterpunch on June 25th, 2014 @ 12:41pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I don't see a lot in the way of joints or seams that would give an idea as to how the figure comes together. I really feel keeping the Brainmaster gimmick intact is crucial.


This is a really important point.

Star Saber's transformation is so simple, if the complexity is not in his "nesting doll" attributes, we're getting screwed over.
Re: Another Shot of the Masterpiece Star Saber Prototype (1585762)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 25th, 2014 @ 4:18pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I don't see a lot in the way of joints or seams that would give an idea as to how the figure comes together. I really feel keeping the Brainmaster gimmick intact is crucial.


This is a really important point.

Star Saber's transformation is so simple, if the complexity is not in his "nesting doll" attributes, we're getting screwed over.


Absolutely. Is it too early to start wishing for a MP Victory Leo?
Re: Another Shot of the Masterpiece Star Saber Prototype (1585774)
Posted by Torneira on June 25th, 2014 @ 4:47pm CDT
So, if it isn't too hard to transform Star Saber, will this affect the price in a positive way?
Due to the fact that it wouldn't be a lot of engineering involved to make him transform.
Re: Another Shot of the Masterpiece Star Saber Prototype (1585779)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 25th, 2014 @ 4:50pm CDT
Torneira wrote:So, if it isn't too hard to transform Star Saber, will this affect the price in a positive way?
Due to the fact that it wouldn't be a lot of engineering involved to make him transform.


That's a good question. Keep in mind that there's a general set price point for Masterpieces that Takara tries to stay within so who knows. They might load him up with little add ons to keep the price on the same level.
Re: Another Shot of the Masterpiece Star Saber Prototype (1585789)
Posted by megatronus on June 25th, 2014 @ 5:22pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Torneira wrote:So, if it isn't too hard to transform Star Saber, will this affect the price in a positive way?
Due to the fact that it wouldn't be a lot of engineering involved to make him transform.


That's a good question. Keep in mind that there's a general set price point for Masterpieces that Takara tries to stay within so who knows. They might load him up with little add ons to keep the price on the same level.

Given recent trends, I think we can safely assume at least a baseline price of $160.
Re: Another Shot of the Masterpiece Star Saber Prototype (1585808)
Posted by Counterpunch on June 25th, 2014 @ 7:51pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I don't see a lot in the way of joints or seams that would give an idea as to how the figure comes together. I really feel keeping the Brainmaster gimmick intact is crucial.


This is a really important point.

Star Saber's transformation is so simple, if the complexity is not in his "nesting doll" attributes, we're getting screwed over.


Absolutely. Is it too early to start wishing for a MP Victory Leo?


NEVER
Re: Another Shot of the Masterpiece Star Saber Prototype (1592424)
Posted by El Duque on July 21st, 2014 @ 11:55pm CDT
Courtesy of the fine folks over on the Planet Iacon Facebook page we have an image from one of the Japanese hobby magazines featuring new images of the Masterpiece Star Saber prototype. The images give us our first look at Saber and the vehicles modes. We also get a look at MP-22 Ultra Magnus, the Movie Advance G1 style Deluxe Wheeljack, and the massive non-transforming Scorponok figure from Gigantic Action.

Re: Another Shot of the Masterpiece Star Saber Prototype (1592425)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 22nd, 2014 @ 12:00am CDT
SABER!!!!!

Please have the Yuuki no Brain as well! Please have the Yuuki no Brain as well! :PRAY: :PRAY: :PRAY:
Re: Another Shot of the Masterpiece Star Saber Prototype (1592426)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 22nd, 2014 @ 12:01am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:SABER!!!!!

Please have the Yuuki no Brain as well! Please have the Yuuki no Brain as well! :PRAY: :PRAY: :PRAY:


Then it will truly be the best MP evah!!
Re: Another Shot of the Masterpiece Star Saber Prototype (1592466)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 22nd, 2014 @ 6:40am CDT
I want this...Wonder if the sword sheaths the same way as in victory. Still would like to know if there's a victory Leo on the way.
Re: Another Shot of the Masterpiece Star Saber Prototype (1592469)
Posted by Dr Va'al on July 22nd, 2014 @ 6:49am CDT
All the fuzzy feelings inside. :x
Re: Another Shot of the Masterpiece Star Saber Prototype (1592474)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 22nd, 2014 @ 7:28am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:I want this...Wonder if the sword sheaths the same way as in victory. Still would like to know if there's a victory Leo on the way.


We'll know for sure once we see connectors attached to Saber's feet and back ;)
Re: Another Shot of the Masterpiece Star Saber Prototype (1592498)
Posted by guarayakha on July 22nd, 2014 @ 9:18am CDT
Even if there's no MP V-Leo I'll be happy if it's even compatible with the original V-Leo.
Re: Another Shot of the Masterpiece Star Saber Prototype (1592509)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 22nd, 2014 @ 9:36am CDT
guarayakha wrote:Even if there's no MP V-Leo I'll be happy if it's even compatible with the original V-Leo.
Some people are speculating that it might very well be backwards-compatible with the G1 Victory Leo toy.
Re: Another Shot of the Masterpiece Star Saber Prototype (1592524)
Posted by Xephon0930 on July 22nd, 2014 @ 11:02am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:I want this...Wonder if the sword sheaths the same way as in victory. Still would like to know if there's a victory Leo on the way.


We'll know for sure once we see connectors attached to Saber's feet and back ;)



Considering that all Victory Leo has to do to combine with Star Saber is to be giant platform shoes and a jetpack, it isn't that far off from the realm of possibility.
Re: Another Shot of the Masterpiece Star Saber Prototype (1592558)
Posted by Black Hat on July 22nd, 2014 @ 12:49pm CDT
Not at all familiar with the Japanese-exclusive cartoons (Headmasters, Zone, Victory etc) but that looks pretty sweet.

I know Takara does Masterpiece Brave toys as well...I need to watch GaoGaiGar so I have an excuse to buy them. I can imagine they'd go very well together with this guy (heck, the "symmetrical docking" twins like HyoRyu and EnRyu look transformer-y anyway).
Re: Another Shot of the Masterpiece Star Saber Prototype (1592569)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 22nd, 2014 @ 1:11pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:Not at all familiar with the Japanese-exclusive cartoons (Headmasters, Zone, Victory etc) but that looks pretty sweet.

I know Takara does Masterpiece Brave toys as well...I need to watch GaoGaiGar so I have an excuse to buy them. I can imagine they'd go very well together with this guy (heck, the "symmetrical docking" twins like HyoRyu and EnRyu look transformer-y anyway).

I did not know this...I wonder if they have made a MP Genesic GaoGaiGar or a King J-Der J Phoenix accessory...Takara will own my soul at this rate. :lol:
Re: Another Shot of the Masterpiece Star Saber Prototype (1592613)
Posted by shajaki on July 22nd, 2014 @ 3:21pm CDT
im not blown away. probably because im not invested in the character. but hey, small blurry grey prototype pics wouldnt have blown me away anyways. looking forward to the real deal.
Re: Another Shot of the Masterpiece Star Saber Prototype (1592620)
Posted by Xephon0930 on July 22nd, 2014 @ 3:45pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:Not at all familiar with the Japanese-exclusive cartoons (Headmasters, Zone, Victory etc) but that looks pretty sweet.

I know Takara does Masterpiece Brave toys as well...I need to watch GaoGaiGar so I have an excuse to buy them. I can imagine they'd go very well together with this guy (heck, the "symmetrical docking" twins like HyoRyu and EnRyu look transformer-y anyway).



Takara did have a Masterpiece line for the Braves. But it only lasted long enough to get King Exkaiser and Dragon Kaiser.

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