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In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 7:49PM CDT

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To whet your appetite for the pending release of Takara Tomy's Masterpiece Lambor later this month we have some new in-hand images courtesy of ACToys. Check him out in the images mirrored below.

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428563)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on October 9th, 2012 @ 8:00pm CDT
His head looks tiny in that 4th to last pic :lol:
Looks awesome though. Wish I was collecting this scale. That alt mode wins me over even if the robot mode is nothing insane.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428566)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on October 9th, 2012 @ 8:03pm CDT
Lambor demonstrates the "leg up" position on Convoy (TM Ray Kellogg) That takes bearings of chrome steel.

I always thought Sideswipe was the coolest looking of the Diaclone car designs, so this would be an instabuy for me, if only there wasn't Fort Max and all this awesome cassette-based stuff to save up for. Gonna' hafta' put this one off for a bit.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428571)
Posted by metaphorge on October 9th, 2012 @ 8:11pm CDT
I wanna see him with Henkei Lambor, dagnamit!
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428575)
Posted by xyl360 on October 9th, 2012 @ 8:16pm CDT
Yep, Takara did it again. That IS Sideswipe and he will be MINE :D!!!
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428577)
Posted by RAcast on October 9th, 2012 @ 8:23pm CDT
I'm not into collecting the larger items, awesome as MP-10 is, I'm giving it a pass. But Sideswipe is doing nothing but impress me!
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428578)
Posted by daniel77 on October 9th, 2012 @ 8:25pm CDT
Can anyone tell: is there an interior in car mode?
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428581)
Posted by xyl360 on October 9th, 2012 @ 8:28pm CDT
RAcast wrote:I'm not into collecting the larger items, awesome as MP-10 is, I'm giving it a pass. But Sideswipe is doing nothing but impress me!

Yeah, I can't blame you. MP-10 is incredible, and one of my fav figures, but that $300 price tag is quite daunting. Especially if you're on any kind of budget. He's well worth it for those who can afford him though (at least in my opinion).
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428583)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on October 9th, 2012 @ 8:32pm CDT
Put some lipstick on him and he kinda looks like Tim Curry from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428586)
Posted by xyl360 on October 9th, 2012 @ 8:40pm CDT
LOST Cybertronian wrote:Put some lipstick on him and he kinda looks like Tim Curry from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

:lol: oh no, I cannot unsee!!!

Yep, he kinda does.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428590)
Posted by Megatronus27 on October 9th, 2012 @ 8:50pm CDT
Wow... he's been working out. Look at those abs! He looks fantastic and I'm trying to make up my mind. IF I get him then I will commit to collecting all upcoming (assumingly) First Season MPs -Hercules for the Constructicons. If I skip, well my pocket will be a lot fuller.

His hands look a bit goofy tho.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428592)
Posted by RAcast on October 9th, 2012 @ 8:54pm CDT
Megatronus27 wrote:His hands look a bit goofy tho.

How're his hands goofy? They just look like Alternator's hands to me.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428593)
Posted by Megatronus27 on October 9th, 2012 @ 8:57pm CDT
Bumblevivisector wrote:Lambor demonstrates the "leg up" position on Convoy (TM Ray Kellogg) That takes bearings of chrome steel.

I always thought Sideswipe was the coolest looking of the Diaclone car designs, so this would be an instabuy for me, if only there wasn't Fort Max and all this awesome cassette-based stuff to save up for. Gonna' hafta' put this one off for a bit.



Haha -He's doing the Captain(Morgan)!
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428595)
Posted by Megatronus27 on October 9th, 2012 @ 9:02pm CDT
RAcast wrote:
Megatronus27 wrote:His hands look a bit goofy tho.

How're his hands goofy? They just look like Alternator's hands to me.


They are fine when in a fist but open they look "orangitangy". And yes I just made up a word. There seems to be too much space when open between the thumb and fingers and I'm not a huge fan of the bent fingertips. I realize I'm probably being WAY too picky as he is a deluxe+ figure. But he's also an MP. Could also be the zoomed pics too.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428599)
Posted by FellintoOblivion on October 9th, 2012 @ 9:07pm CDT
Not that impressed by robot mode, he looks really blocky and under-detailed for a MP.

I wish they could have made the hood piece smaller in robot mode, it looks way too wide.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428601)
Posted by RAcast on October 9th, 2012 @ 9:13pm CDT
FellintoOblivion wrote:Not that impressed by robot mode, he looks really blocky and under-detailed for a MP.

I wish they could have made the hood piece smaller in robot mode, it looks way too wide.

But he's supposed to be blocky, that's the whole point of the Countach. I guess he could use a few touches of paint here and there to bring out a few small molded details...but not much. As for the hood, eh, it looks good to me. Maybe it'll get in the way a touch, but I feel like that's what Sideswipe is supposed to look like. He's a somewhat bulky soldier type.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428605)
Posted by Erailea on October 9th, 2012 @ 9:35pm CDT
Hopefully this guy will still be available after Fort Max comes out. Won't be able to buy him until then.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428606)
Posted by FellintoOblivion on October 9th, 2012 @ 9:37pm CDT
Well I only have the pictures to go by but the level of engineering that went into this toy just seems really sub par for a MP. It seems more like a deluxe.

Don't get me wrong, I realize it's a pretty simply transformation to go from car to robot but Rodimus, in my opinion, was a perfect example of how a car-former should get the MP treatment.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428614)
Posted by Megatronus27 on October 9th, 2012 @ 10:01pm CDT
FellintoOblivion wrote:Well I only have the pictures to go by but the level of engineering that went into this toy just seems really sub par for a MP. It seems more like a deluxe.

Don't get me wrong, I realize it's a pretty simply transformation to go from car to robot but Rodimus, in my opinion, was a perfect example of how a car-former should get the MP treatment.



Interesting. I actually consider Rodimus a failure. Although Rodimus is accurate (which of course is the real focus), I'm uncomfortable transforming him. I got mine discounted at TRU because it was open and missing instructions, so I assume that has a HUGE impact, but watching youtube makes me fearful of breaking tabs, sensative flaps, and a host of potential breaking points! On top of it his shoulders are weird when his arms are straight forward and his chest disconnects regularly. At this point, I'm seriously considering buying a second (Takara Version) so that I don't HAVE to ever transform him to show both modes -which of course completely goes against the basic principle -TRANSFORMING.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428621)
Posted by Bubbah on October 9th, 2012 @ 10:22pm CDT
FellintoOblivion wrote:Well I only have the pictures to go by but the level of engineering that went into this toy just seems really sub par for a MP. It seems more like a deluxe.

Don't get me wrong, I realize it's a pretty simply transformation to go from car to robot but Rodimus, in my opinion, was a perfect example of how a car-former should get the MP treatment.

Don't forget, Sideswipe is between a deluxe and voyager sized figure, he's not nearly as large as Rodimus.

I wonder what the odds are that he'll be available after the first of the year. I've already got so much on order, I've got to push him off for a bit unfortunately. Hopefully I can pick him up later, or we'll hear about a US release.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428624)
Posted by FellintoOblivion on October 9th, 2012 @ 10:37pm CDT
Ah I didn't realize he was so small.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428625)
Posted by FellintoOblivion on October 9th, 2012 @ 10:38pm CDT
Ah I didn't realize he was so small.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428627)
Posted by Bubbah on October 9th, 2012 @ 10:50pm CDT
Yeah he's much smaller than the previous ones, but it's because they're making everything in scale now, and so he scales perfectly! I love it!
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428630)
Posted by Grimlock Shakur on October 9th, 2012 @ 11:08pm CDT
wow... love him in Lambo mode, very cool! robot mode... nothing amazing!, but it'll be a pass for me, have him as an Alternator... all good!
but that Lambo! =P~
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428637)
Posted by metaphorge on October 10th, 2012 @ 12:08am CDT
LOST Cybertronian wrote:Put some lipstick on him and he kinda looks like Tim Curry from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

You say that as if it's a bad thing. :D
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428647)
Posted by President-prime on October 10th, 2012 @ 1:09am CDT
Can't see me spending almost a hundred bucks on this toy. In my opinion, this is a failed mp. Love the Lamborghini mode, but robot mode, ehhh. Nothing special. I display my toys in robot mode. So no go. If I wanted a model car, I'll buy the die-cast one from maestro, or hot wheels or something. Cheaper. By the way, don't care for scale. Hate small size mp wannabes
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428649)
Posted by kirbenvost on October 10th, 2012 @ 1:17am CDT
Looks kinda simple in bot mode, but still nice nonetheless. Can't wait to get him!
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428651)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on October 10th, 2012 @ 1:32am CDT
Want. Though his lips look like he had some collagen shots...or someone busted him in the lip. :lol:
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428668)
Posted by Mykltron on October 10th, 2012 @ 3:22am CDT
Megatronus27 wrote:Although Rodimus is accurate (which of course is the real focus), I'm uncomfortable transforming him.
I've transformed mine loads and nothing is showing signs of breakage.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428669)
Posted by Ravage XK on October 10th, 2012 @ 3:25am CDT
I wonder if the high price is a reflection of having to pay for a license for a real car likeness?
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428670)
Posted by alldarker on October 10th, 2012 @ 3:30am CDT
I love almost everything about this MP Sideswipe, including it's relatively small size / scale accuracy.
However, that face looks pretty bad.

And yeah, the high price is a reflection of paying for the brand license, for extra paint details, for a higher than usual amount of small parts + assembly and hopefully for some more QC.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428686)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on October 10th, 2012 @ 6:31am CDT
metaphorge wrote:
LOST Cybertronian wrote:Put some lipstick on him and he kinda looks like Tim Curry from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

You say that as if it's a bad thing. :D


That is very very bad.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428702)
Posted by EagleBot13 on October 10th, 2012 @ 8:26am CDT
I still hate that head.
His arms look so skinny.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428752)
Posted by ambitron on October 10th, 2012 @ 10:34am CDT
metaphorge wrote:I wanna see him with Henkei Lambor, dagnamit!


Ask and you shall receive. :)

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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428759)
Posted by Diem on October 10th, 2012 @ 10:58am CDT
His alt mode is very pretty, but that size, that price, that face...glad I cancelled the preorder.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428765)
Posted by RodimalToyota on October 10th, 2012 @ 11:16am CDT
ambitron wrote:
metaphorge wrote:I wanna see him with Henkei Lambor, dagnamit!


Ask and you shall receive. :)

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Rubber tires or Plastic?


EDIT:

NVM, wow no die-cast, or rubber tires?
Why the hell is this a Takara product?
This is Hasbro style, and not very "Masterpiece"
for 90$ it should have at least metal feet, and rubber tires.
With that and the bad door lines, I'm canceling the PO.
What horsecrap, a large Deluxe figure for 90$, NO THANKS.

How do you go from MP-10 to this?
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428787)
Posted by XDMan on October 10th, 2012 @ 12:41pm CDT
So damn great! :D
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1428955)
Posted by NTESHFT on October 10th, 2012 @ 8:18pm CDT
Cannot wait to get him!
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1429063)
Posted by FortMacs on October 11th, 2012 @ 1:11am CDT
I knew he was small but i didnt realise he was that small....really starting to reconsider him. really want it since he was always my favorite autobot...but at that price not sure i can justify it.

Maybe hasbro will put him out nexxt year for alot cheaper?
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1429067)
Posted by Regimus Prime on October 11th, 2012 @ 1:19am CDT
Not gonna lie, but after collecting ALL the stateside MP seekers, MP Grimlock, 20th Anniversary MP Prime from 2004, Movie 20th Anniversary MP Prime, TRU MP Rodimus, Takara MP Rodimus, and Takara MP Megatron, I think it's safe to say this is not a Masterpiece figure. Sorry Sideswipe. Bring on MP Soundwave and hopefully, fingers crossed and praying, MP Galvatron :BOT: :CON:
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1429099)
Posted by WolfSpider1979 on October 11th, 2012 @ 4:02am CDT
"To wet your appetite for the pending release..."
I hate to sound overly picky about spelling and grammar, but the correct word is whet. "Jimmy wet the bed." "His pants are wet." My appetite is whet."

Wolf-Spider
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1429678)
Posted by Hotrodimust on October 12th, 2012 @ 4:39pm CDT
I DO NOT LIKE THIS FIGURE ................. and that's because I LOVE IT lol I can't wait to have him and soundwave
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1429679)
Posted by Hotrodimust on October 12th, 2012 @ 4:47pm CDT
Ravage XK wrote:I wonder if the high price is a reflection of having to pay for a license for a real car likeness?

I've wondered that also I can't see Lamborghini just saying ya it's no problem using our name and likeness maybe it will boost sales lol. I doubt many TF collectors can afford a Lamborghini even if it is an older one
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1429900)
Posted by Anonymous on October 13th, 2012 @ 8:07am CDT
Sexy.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1431951)
Posted by Bowspearer on October 19th, 2012 @ 3:44am CDT
I actually like the size and don't mind the cutbacks. The fact is that we've in a global depression and so cost cutting is going to be a factor. TBH while a BT/ALT scale might have been nice, I have to say that to me this isactually great overall.

Yes rubber tires and die cast would have been nice, but considering that the other choice would have been reduced tooling, I'm fine with foregoing both.

What is blowing me away though is that the new MP scale seems to be roughly in line with the original G1 scale, meaning that we're essentially getting what MP figures were meant to be about (super detailed, super articulated G1 toys) in the truest sense of the word.

Considering how much we pay for reissues, I'm fine with paying what we are for the new MPs - especially with what I get them for on early bird discount on HLJ.

My only dilemma is going to be whether I can hold out with it being in my private warehouse on HLJ to save on shipping for 6 weeks. I hope I can, but it's not looking good.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1431968)
Posted by Bowspearer on October 19th, 2012 @ 5:24am CDT
RodimalToyota wrote:for 90$ it should have at least metal feet, and rubber tires.
With that and the bad door lines, I'm canceling the PO.
What horsecrap, a large Deluxe figure for 90$, NO THANKS.

How do you go from MP-10 to this?


Except it's not rec. retailing for $90 in Japan or on Japanese online stores. Anyone paying that much is going through an importer and so they can't really be surprised when there's such a discrepancy between what they're paying and Japanese RRP.

With online import retailers like BBTS, you're effectively paying Japanese retail or close to it plus an importer's markup (nothing against them for doing that, just that these days it's often cheaper to get Japanese stuff from Japanese online retailers than it is from US importers).

Even if they're getting it at Japanese wholesale, meaning there's no double markup; you're still paying for their shipping to get it from Japan, plus a markup on that as a part of their costings. Ultimately you're paying for convenience and quite a premium for it too I might add.

Rec retail on these when you import them yourself is $70 and if you'd gotten in with a preorder on HLJ.com for example, you'd only be paying $59 +shipping which is about half of what BBTS and other US online retailers are going to want to charge you.

My advice to anyone caught out by this is next time a MP like this or any other Japanese figure shows up- check out Japanese online retailers and get in early. Otherwise you'll wind up paying a premium for them.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1432017)
Posted by El Duque on October 19th, 2012 @ 8:48am CDT
WolfSpider1979 wrote:"To wet your appetite for the pending release..."
I hate to sound overly picky about spelling and grammar, but the correct word is whet. "Jimmy wet the bed." "His pants are wet." My appetite is whet."

Wolf-Spider


My apologies. Perhaps I was confusing "wet your whistle" and "whet your appetite".
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor (1432164)
Posted by WolfSpider1979 on October 19th, 2012 @ 2:21pm CDT
El Duque wrote:
WolfSpider1979 wrote:"To wet your appetite for the pending release..."
I hate to sound overly picky about spelling and grammar, but the correct word is whet. "Jimmy wet the bed." "His pants are wet." My appetite is whet."

Wolf-Spider


My apologies. Perhaps I was confusing "wet your whistle" and "whet your appetite".



It sure looks like it. :-? It's very easy to confuse the two, since a lot of people haven't realized that there was a homonym for dampness. :-B
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