Closer Image of Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber from Tokyo Toy Show

Transformers News: Closer Image of Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber from Tokyo Toy Show

Saturday, June 14th, 2014 1:28PM CDT

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Courtesy of TAGHobby.com, we get a closer, clearer look at the prototype of Masterpiece Star Saber, from the Tokyo Toy Show. Check out the mirrored image below, and sound off your thoughts in the Energon Pub!

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Re: Closer Image of Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber from Tokyo Toy Show (1582199)
Posted by Miles Wolf on June 14th, 2014 @ 2:23pm CDT
Obligatory music moment:



Such awesome figure. But they could had made some promotional pics, showing it in its different modes...
Re: Closer Image of Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber from Tokyo Toy Show (1582201)
Posted by shajaki on June 14th, 2014 @ 2:29pm CDT
anyone else think he looks a little plain? grey proto's are usually the best to show off a figures sculpted details, and he's lookin kinda flat.
Re: Closer Image of Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber from Tokyo Toy Show (1582204)
Posted by Dr Va'al on June 14th, 2014 @ 2:36pm CDT
Miles Wolf wrote:Such awesome figure. But they could had made some promotional pics, showing it in its different modes...


shajaki wrote:anyone else think he looks a little plain? grey proto's are usually the best to show off a figures sculpted details, and he's lookin kinda flat.


I'm actually surprised they already have a prototype to show! The announcement about Star Saber coming out as a Masterpiece was in November, and we saw the first designs later that month and then nothing until last April.

GAH I haven't been this stoked about a figure in a looooong time.
Re: Closer Image of Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber from Tokyo Toy Show (1582244)
Posted by Mkall on June 14th, 2014 @ 5:20pm CDT
Those are some MASSIVE antennae
Re: Closer Image of Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber from Tokyo Toy Show (1582301)
Posted by megatronus on June 14th, 2014 @ 9:01pm CDT
shajaki wrote:anyone else think he looks a little plain? grey proto's are usually the best to show off a figures sculpted details, and he's lookin kinda flat.

He's not "plain," he's "streamlined." ;)
Re: Closer Image of Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber from Tokyo Toy Show (1582308)
Posted by fenrir72 on June 14th, 2014 @ 9:35pm CDT
color pics can't come too soon :DANCE:
Re: Closer Image of Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber from Tokyo Toy Show (1582317)
Posted by Darkrenegade1 on June 14th, 2014 @ 10:11pm CDT
Can't wait to see some color on this bad boy. Will most likely add to collection. Head sculpt seems very gundam like. That is a plus. :APPLAUSE:
Re: Closer Image of Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber from Tokyo Toy Show (1582321)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 14th, 2014 @ 10:31pm CDT
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.
Re: Closer Image of Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber from Tokyo Toy Show (1582335)
Posted by zodconvoy on June 15th, 2014 @ 12:26am CDT
Does anyone else think it's hilarious that every pic we've seen so far makes sure to have the "No photos please" sign in them> :lol:

Still, no interest in getting Star Saber.
Re: Closer Image of Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber from Tokyo Toy Show (1582352)
Posted by MasterSoundBlaster on June 15th, 2014 @ 2:37am CDT
Well I for one am really excited for this one. I can't tell if he's gonna have the old Brainmaster gimmick because they head doesn't look like it becomes the turret on the alt mode. Guess we gotta wait for more pictures to find out.
Re: Closer Image of Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber from Tokyo Toy Show (1582374)
Posted by Miles Wolf on June 15th, 2014 @ 5:55am CDT
Seeing the head size, I'm not sure if the "Battle Up" helmet will be removable to then leave it only with the "normal" face.

Darkrenegade1 wrote:Can't wait to see some color on this bad boy.




D-Don't report me, I'm too young.
Re: Closer Image of Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber from Tokyo Toy Show (1582503)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 15th, 2014 @ 4:15pm CDT
Miles Wolf wrote:Seeing the head size, I'm not sure if the "Battle Up" helmet will be removable to then leave it only with the "normal" face.

Darkrenegade1 wrote:Can't wait to see some color on this bad boy.




D-Don't report me, I'm too young.
Too dark. Star Saber was a righteously brightly-colored dude even in the dark depths of space. ;)
Re: Closer Image of Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber from Tokyo Toy Show (1585686)
Posted by El Duque on June 25th, 2014 @ 10:19am CDT
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.


Re: Closer Image of Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber from Tokyo Toy Show (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: Closer Image of Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber from Tokyo Toy Show (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: Closer Image of Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber from Tokyo Toy Show (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: Closer Image of Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber from Tokyo Toy Show (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: Closer Image of Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber from Tokyo Toy Show (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: Closer Image of Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber from Tokyo Toy Show (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: Closer Image of Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber from Tokyo Toy Show (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

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