In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack

Saturday, May 25th, 2013 12:37AM CDT

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By way of an eBay auction listed by seller lena81822 we have a set of images of Takara Tomy's Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack in vehicle mode. Hopefully we'll get some images of the figure in robot mode soon.

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack
Credit(s): eBay seller lena81822
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack (1490136)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 25th, 2013 @ 3:47am CDT
I guess this TakaraTomy's way of saying: "A yellow Sideswipe does not a Sunstreaker make" :P
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack (1490137)
Posted by MGrotusque on May 25th, 2013 @ 4:38am CDT
It's all about the head reveal in robot mode. The best thing about the deluxe Sunstreaker was the rising sun head reveal and how those huge horns on the side of his head sprung out. I was totally impressed with that and thought it was a real classy move.
Hopefully that subtle yet impressive gimmick gets recreated here.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack (1490141)
Posted by RhA on May 25th, 2013 @ 6:21am CDT
monstergrotusque wrote:It's all about the head reveal in robot mode. The best thing about the deluxe Sunstreaker was the rising sun head reveal and how those huge horns on the side of his head sprung out. I was totally impressed with that and thought it was a real classy move.
Hopefully that subtle yet impressive gimmick gets recreated here.

This is Tigertrack, so the head would be Sideswipe's, right?
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack (1490147)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 25th, 2013 @ 7:22am CDT
RhA wrote:
monstergrotusque wrote:It's all about the head reveal in robot mode. The best thing about the deluxe Sunstreaker was the rising sun head reveal and how those huge horns on the side of his head sprung out. I was totally impressed with that and thought it was a real classy move.
Hopefully that subtle yet impressive gimmick gets recreated here.

This is Tigertrack, so the head would be Sideswipe's, right?


You betcha. For those not in the know, he's based on e-Hobby G1 Tigertrack, who in turn is based on the yellow variety of the original Diaclone toy.

Trivia: Did you know Sideswipe was originally planned to be yellow and Sunstreaker to be red, matching their Diaclone releases? That's why Sunstreaker has red stickers on the shoulders, his bio mentions Sideswipe's "exposed engine" (which is actually his) and that "exposed engine" is the basis for Sideswipe's rocket pack.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack (1490149)
Posted by njb902 on May 25th, 2013 @ 7:36am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
RhA wrote:
monstergrotusque wrote:It's all about the head reveal in robot mode. The best thing about the deluxe Sunstreaker was the rising sun head reveal and how those huge horns on the side of his head sprung out. I was totally impressed with that and thought it was a real classy move.
Hopefully that subtle yet impressive gimmick gets recreated here.

This is Tigertrack, so the head would be Sideswipe's, right?


You betcha. For those not in the know, he's based on e-Hobby G1 Tigertrack, who in turn is based on the yellow variety of the original Diaclone toy.

Trivia: Did you know Sideswipe was originally planned to be yellow and Sunstreaker to be red, matching their Diaclone releases? That's why Sunstreaker has red stickers on the shoulders, his bio mentions Sideswipe's "exposed engine" (which is actually his) and that "exposed engine" is the basis for Sideswipe's rocket pack.


Another little known fact neither came with a ham sandwich :P

I had no idea that was the case JG. Thanks for the info.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack (1490151)
Posted by griftimus prime on May 25th, 2013 @ 8:17am CDT
who the hell is tiger track? what about it says tiger? and this line a is a big joke. this is like the 3rd or 4th repaint of this mold. and they went out of their way it seems to make up a character for it.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack (1490157)
Posted by RhA on May 25th, 2013 @ 8:46am CDT
Check the TFwiki or JelZe's post about who Tigertrack is.

Repaints have always been done, all the way back to Diaclone. I don't see the problem with it, it makes sense to get as much out a molds as you can. It's why the entire TF line exsist.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack (1490162)
Posted by Rated X on May 25th, 2013 @ 9:17am CDT
It would be a disgrace to use this mold for Sunstreaker, even with a new head. Sunstreaker was not a regular Lamborghini Countach. He was a space age hybrid of a Lamborghini Countach. They pulld it off in the classics line because they eliminated the different car modes to make them "the twins". But isn't the MP line supposed to be about G1 accuracy ? No cheating Has/Tak, new mold please...

BTW, I know Tigertrack is supposed to be Diaclone character, I'm just commenting on the speculation.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack (1490171)
Posted by bionic_radical on May 25th, 2013 @ 10:59am CDT
Making ankle articulation turn into the hood of that car is going to take genius work.

Back to Tigertrack though... Where are the sexy jet black chissels?
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack (1490183)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on May 25th, 2013 @ 12:13pm CDT
This is really awesome to look at and I hope we get robot mode pics soon. Of the few MP figs I own it's gonna be sweet having Tigertrack in my fold. :APPLAUSE: :VEHI:
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack (1490198)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 25th, 2013 @ 1:58pm CDT
No images of the robot mode? Lame. >:oP
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack (1490213)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 25th, 2013 @ 2:49pm CDT
Maybe we can finally get some fictional development for the guy for once.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack (1490219)
Posted by SentinelA on May 25th, 2013 @ 3:43pm CDT
So tempting...
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack (1490234)
Posted by Delta Magnus on May 25th, 2013 @ 5:14pm CDT
Yeah, this is nice and all, Takara, but where is our Masterpiece Reflector?
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack (1490237)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 25th, 2013 @ 5:19pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:Yeah, this is nice and all, Takara, but where is our Masterpiece Reflector?


More Masterpiece Decepticons would be nice, but I think a smaller Megatron to be in scale with the latest version of Optimus or a Galvatron to go head-to-head with Rodimus would be more of a priority than Reflector.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack (1490238)
Posted by Delta Magnus on May 25th, 2013 @ 5:23pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:Yeah, this is nice and all, Takara, but where is our Masterpiece Reflector?


More Masterpiece Decepticons would be nice, but I think a smaller Megatron to be in scale with the latest version of Optimus or a Galvatron to go head-to-head with Rodimus would be more of a priority than Reflector.


Yeah, an improved Megatron or a Galvatron would be cool and probably more important, but meh, I always loved Reflector and I think it's a bit unfair he seems to have been forgotten by HasTak. When was the last time we got a Reflector? I know he was dropped from the show due to toy licensing issues, but still...I miss old Fleccy.

Now Masterpiece Insecticons would definitely be a good idea. I think they'd sell well and would look great.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack (1490250)
Posted by Stormrider on May 25th, 2013 @ 7:23pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Maybe we can finally get some fictional development for the guy for once.


I would like too. Surprised he has popped up as a background character yet in the comics.

Regarding the mold, it's too bad the yellow isn't very forgiving when it comes to the panel seams. They are really noticeable when yellow.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack (1490253)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 25th, 2013 @ 7:48pm CDT
Stormrider wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Maybe we can finally get some fictional development for the guy for once.


I would like too. Surprised he has popped up as a background character yet in the comics.
Well... technically, he has made a "background appearance" in one story, but that's all it was: A one panel cameo. Barely visible, even.

I'm talking "Where's Waldo" levels of visibility. :P

He's here somewhere:

Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack (1490264)
Posted by Noideaforaname on May 25th, 2013 @ 9:25pm CDT
I know it's an easy reuse of the mold and all, but it still seems kinda like a waste. Not in the sense Tigertrack is "taking someone's spot", but Masterpieces are already a very niche market, and it seems like there really wouldn't be that many people that want this. After all, they never did a G2 Grimlock or an Action Master Thundercracker, which are a lot more known.
Granted I say all that, and my opinion would be completely different if these were regular old Deluxes or Cyberverse or whatever, and I'm not a MP person. I guess this is just a "I don't get it" thing for me.

*can't help but think of all the crazy, obscure repaints a MP Dinobot or Waspinator would get*
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack (1490313)
Posted by robotmel on May 26th, 2013 @ 4:37am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:No images of the robot mode? Lame. >:oP

;)



Unsure if this was a custom or original but its something to go on...

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