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MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS

Transformers News: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 12:15PM CDT

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Site sponsor BigBadToyStore dropped by let us know they have listed the pre-order for Takara's MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm. The figure features the coronation kit and mold modifications from MP-11 Starscream Version 2.0. Priced at $249.99 (price has not been finalized, they're hoping it ends up being a bit lower) and estimated to arrive in August.

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Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360370)
Posted by GuyIncognito on March 20th, 2012 @ 12:24pm CDT
$250? :lol:

Based on the reception that the announcement of this figure generated on this board, I'm guessing they'll be selling it at half that price by year's end.
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360375)
Posted by Kung Fu Man on March 20th, 2012 @ 12:32pm CDT
Well I think it's safe to presume the "them trying to beat iGear at their own game" argument has gone out the window and hitched a ride to Vegas at this point.
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360377)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on March 20th, 2012 @ 12:45pm CDT
I was looking forward to this. especially with the updated mold, but $250? F**k. That. I'll wait a year or 2 until it drops to $150 or below. I don't even care about the coronation kit, I just want the figure.
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360378)
Posted by mattwhite924 on March 20th, 2012 @ 12:46pm CDT
The Starscream version at $160 was already pushing it. There's no way I would pay $250 for this.
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360385)
Posted by G1 Legacy on March 20th, 2012 @ 1:14pm CDT
#-o D'oh
I wanna preface the following criticism by saying that I enjoyed and followed the DreamWave comics storyline several years ago when they were attempting to fleshout this charater and I was very frustrated that they were never able to wrap up and resolve that storyline before going bankrupt or whatever it was that caused them to go belly up.
But that being said, I'm not too impressed with this figure. First off the paint apps are a little distracting. Why is the bottom half of the figure a lighter shade of orange (praticly yellow) as opposed to the top portion? Thats not how he was portrayed in the comics (and lets face it, his comic appearance seems to be the most we have to go on thus far). I've yet to see a paint job that accuratly captures his metallic orange hugh in any official figure. The Botcon exclusive Hero's of Cybertron PVC figure is closer to it than this thing and thats sad. I've also seen customs that look better than this and more comic accurate.

Second, why does he include the cape and crown of Starscream's coronation? I mean yeah I get it, I know he's a repaint and all, but so are the other Seekers and they don't all come with the same gear. I mean the MP Skywarp add on crown/cape was funny a few years ago but that still doesn't seem to justify this. And yes, I'm aware that Sunstorm is a genetic clone of Screamer storyline wise and all but he certainly didn't mimic Starscreams behavior in his portrayal in the comics. He had more of an ordained mesianic napolean syndrom (with a kick ass light show for added measure) as opposed to Starscreams limited sociopathic tendancies and shallow grabs for power. So the addition of the cape and crown seem somehow out of place to me. Why couldn't they come up with a new unique gimmick to compliment Sunstorm.

And third, the price...ouch. This hobby is getting harder and harder to absorb in these financial times. I mean yeah I can afford it but I would feel like an idiot for spending that kind of cabbage on this as opposed to waiting for something more original and fun to come down the pipeline.

*And I bet that it's being produced in a more limited number than the Starscream version (El Duque?) making this the rarer of the two, hence the price. Seems like a blatant moneygrab, but then again, you could say that about this hobby as a whole these days lol.

I don't know thats just my take, I have no doubt that there are those of you that'll disagree.
Meh, it's a pass for me.
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360407)
Posted by sky_fire12 on March 20th, 2012 @ 1:49pm CDT
While i agree with everyone here about the price being ridiculous compared to MP-11, don't think these things get cheaper in the long run, when such toys get old they become rare and even more expensive.
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360411)
Posted by zappatton2 on March 20th, 2012 @ 2:01pm CDT
I'll save my $$ for a new mold, Sideswipe, hopefully Soundwave. I haven't really seen a close-up of the new Sunstorm/Starscream face, but from afar it seems to have a slight Planet of the Apes quality.
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360417)
Posted by El Duque on March 20th, 2012 @ 2:16pm CDT
G1 Legacy wrote:*And I bet that it's being produced in a more limited number than the Starscream version (El Duque?) making this the rarer of the two, hence the price. Seems like a blatant moneygrab, but then again, you could say that about this hobby as a whole these days lol.


Yes, this one is "limited" though I don't recall the actual production numbers. Lower than the general release MP-11 though.
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360419)
Posted by AutobotMR2 on March 20th, 2012 @ 2:20pm CDT
GOODGODALMIGHTYINHEAVEN!!!!!!!! :shock: :shock: Even if it is a "limited" run....i'll keep my $$ thank you. >:oP
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360423)
Posted by Prime Evil on March 20th, 2012 @ 2:25pm CDT
AAAAAAHHH no. >:oP
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360429)
Posted by kirbenvost on March 20th, 2012 @ 2:45pm CDT
lol, good thing I don't care about Sunstorm, because that price is ridiculous.
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360431)
Posted by Vicalliose on March 20th, 2012 @ 2:52pm CDT
It would actually be nice if there was a feasible US release. But no, I have my doubts that Hasbro will even try seeing as we haven't heard jack about a US release of MP-10.
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360436)
Posted by Court Jester on March 20th, 2012 @ 3:05pm CDT
The price has my "sleeper hit" sense tingling.

What if it comes with a throne and scepter? Why not - a preorder doesn't cost anything... until Aug.

>:oP
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360446)
Posted by prowl123 on March 20th, 2012 @ 3:48pm CDT
Will not be getting this. Make a new masterpiece for god's sake. There's only, like, four molds and like 20 masterpiece figures. Not cool.
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360452)
Posted by Dead Metal on March 20th, 2012 @ 4:03pm CDT
While I know the price includes the e-Hobby mark-up and the expenses BBTS has to go through to get them from e-Hobby, the price is just too much for what it is.
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360455)
Posted by Grahf on March 20th, 2012 @ 4:12pm CDT
As much as I love this character, this is just too much. It will be easier to track down one of the Wal Mart MP Skywarps and paint it myself.
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360456)
Posted by jamiko on March 20th, 2012 @ 4:15pm CDT
More awesomeness I will NEVER own.
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360490)
Posted by Stormrider on March 20th, 2012 @ 5:28pm CDT
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360505)
Posted by Fortress_Maximus on March 20th, 2012 @ 6:05pm CDT
What a joke! This is almost as bad as Yamato milking fans on the molds for Macross. PASS.
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360510)
Posted by amtm on March 20th, 2012 @ 6:28pm CDT
Man. I thought $250 was pushing it for MP-10, but for Sunstorm it's just crazy. I'd like a Starscream, but I'm still hesitant to pay $160 for it.
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360556)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on March 20th, 2012 @ 8:28pm CDT
One thing that wasn't mentioned in the news post was that this is just a preliminary preorder and the price is subject to change as they are waiting final pricing confirmation. It's very possible that the price could go down.
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360564)
Posted by Rated X on March 20th, 2012 @ 8:54pm CDT
$250 ??????????

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I want some of whatever theyre smoking !!!
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360594)
Posted by Blurrz on March 20th, 2012 @ 10:34pm CDT
Production run is 1k, as sources tell me. Hence the rather hefty tag. I'll take MP-10 over this so...
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360609)
Posted by President-prime on March 20th, 2012 @ 11:16pm CDT
This is one of the few figures I actually would like to get. But again, not sure why theses masterpieces are all of a suddent went up past the hundreds. I remember the first few masterpieces, optimus, starscream, ultra Magnus. They were on about 80 bucks. What happened?
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360629)
Posted by Court Jester on March 21st, 2012 @ 12:14am CDT
For such a limited run, that's a whole buncha pre-orders.

I'll probably end up cancelling when FansProject leaks more HeartsMaster or when MakeToys reveals an updated MegatronusPrime. For now, the Sunstorm enthusiast in me gets his way.

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Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360632)
Posted by Mkall on March 21st, 2012 @ 12:45am CDT
Blurrz wrote:Production run is 1k, as sources tell me. Hence the rather hefty tag. I'll take MP-10 over this so...

If it were only 1000, then BBTS has over 1/3rd of them earmarked for themselves. That number seems too low
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360723)
Posted by GuyIncognito on March 21st, 2012 @ 8:40am CDT
Is this the same mold as the MP Skywarp that sold in U.S. Walmart stores for $69.99?
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360726)
Posted by AutobotMR2 on March 21st, 2012 @ 8:58am CDT
No, this is based on the new MP-11 takara will release soon.
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360733)
Posted by Sodan-1 on March 21st, 2012 @ 9:16am CDT
I know it's not entirely BBTS' decision to charge that much (taking into consideration the cost of acquiring them) but they must be mad if they think people are going to pay $250 for such a bland repaint. I mean, what's with the dull and lifeless colours and the explanation behind the two-tone orange? It looks like Sunstorm's been sitting with his tail sticking out of the hanger and it's become sun bleached.
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360739)
Posted by AutobotMR2 on March 21st, 2012 @ 9:29am CDT
Sodan-1 wrote:I know it's not entirely BBTS' decision to charge that much (taking into consideration the cost of acquiring them) but they must be mad if they think people are going to pay $250 for such a bland repaint. I mean, what's with the dull and lifeless colours and the explanation behind the two-tone orange? It looks like Sunstorm's been sitting with his tail sticking out of the hanger and it's become sun bleached.


:lol: :lol: :lol: There wasn't enough room left between Starscream and the other 2 so he got the space that was left!
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360743)
Posted by Sodan-1 on March 21st, 2012 @ 9:40am CDT
AutobotMR2 wrote:
Sodan-1 wrote:I know it's not entirely BBTS' decision to charge that much (taking into consideration the cost of acquiring them) but they must be mad if they think people are going to pay $250 for such a bland repaint. I mean, what's with the dull and lifeless colours and the explanation behind the two-tone orange? It looks like Sunstorm's been sitting with his tail sticking out of the hanger and it's become sun bleached.


:lol: :lol: :lol: There wasn't enough room left between Starscream and the other 2 so he got the space that was left!


:lol: Yeah. Maybe the new guy's being shunned by the vets and has to sit outside.
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360789)
Posted by OptimalRodimus on March 21st, 2012 @ 11:30am CDT
At this price point, my IGear Stormer feels like a bargain now.
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360794)
Posted by Kibble on March 21st, 2012 @ 11:49am CDT
Mkall wrote:
Blurrz wrote:Production run is 1k, as sources tell me. Hence the rather hefty tag. I'll take MP-10 over this so...

If it were only 1000, then BBTS has over 1/3rd of them earmarked for themselves. That number seems too low


I thought it was limited to 1000 only for Japan or maybe for amazon.jp... There are more than 1000 in total, though.

Didn't King Grimlock go for $250? I wouldn't be too surprised if the price doesn't drop much...at least through BBTS and friends.
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360805)
Posted by rpetras on March 21st, 2012 @ 12:12pm CDT
If I get any MP Sunstorm, it will be iGear's

>:oP
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360824)
Posted by alternator77 on March 21st, 2012 @ 1:45pm CDT
luckily ive got a store credit at bbts so i may bite but ill wait for a price confirmation because that is just too much.
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360920)
Posted by Stormrider on March 21st, 2012 @ 7:13pm CDT
LOST Cybertronian wrote:One thing that wasn't mentioned in the news post was that this is just a preliminary preorder and the price is subject to change as they are waiting final pricing confirmation. It's very possible that the price could go down.



BBTS said the same thing in the past but the price didn't drop.
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1360978)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on March 21st, 2012 @ 9:09pm CDT
Pre-ordered. August is a while away.
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1378441)
Posted by El Duque on May 9th, 2012 @ 4:38pm CDT
Site sponsor BigBadToyStore has reduced the price on Takara's MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm from $219.99 to $179.99! Click here for the pre-order. The figure is estimated to arrive in August.

Special Preorder - Price Cut! We've reduced all existing preorders from $219.99 to $179.99 - preorder yours now at $179.99 while stock remains.

This set should include the Coronation kit found on MP-11 Starscream and also feature the Seeker mold modifcations. This version may not come with the collectible coin.

MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm measures 13” long in jet mode and 10” high in robot mode. Extensively articulated, the figure is equipped with arm-mounted removable guns, and should be accompanied by decals, missile accessories, and a missile-rack display base configured to support both robot and jet modes; presumably this version will include the same switch-between facial expression feature found in Masterpiece Starscream.

A flaw in the manufacture of Sunstorm’s fusion reactor provides him with the approximation of a transcendent glow, simultaneously causing him to emit terrific heat and electromagnetic waves which damage the internal systems of any fellow Decepticons within his vicinity. Barring the installation of elaborate shielding to contain his corrosive emissions, Sunstorm frequently works alone, and this solitude ostensibly fuels his conviction that he, Sunstorm, is in fact a supernatural being; when in the presence of others his professed supernatural status and subsequent pontifications only succeed in further alienating his teammates. Sunstorm reaches an atmospheric speed of 2400 km/h and 16000 km/h in outer space.


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Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1378449)
Posted by G1 Legacy on May 9th, 2012 @ 5:02pm CDT
And I have a feeling that its going to drop even more than this before its over with....patience...patience. I may consider getting it just for the heck of it, if it drops enough.
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1378463)
Posted by necr0blivion on May 9th, 2012 @ 6:23pm CDT
G1 Legacy wrote:And I have a feeling that its going to drop even more than this before its over with....patience...patience. I may consider getting it just for the heck of it, if it drops enough.


Considering it's an exclusive to Amazon Japan and the shipping costs to BBTS, I can't agree with your assessment. Unless there are several sitting in stock a year after the release.

I just put in a pre-order with another retailer last night to get this figure (with shipping comes to about $182), but would've went with Big Bad had they made this call sooner. This is the right price I'm willing to pay, knowing that shipping fees to America would prohibit further price reductions.
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1378532)
Posted by Court Jester on May 10th, 2012 @ 12:06am CDT
Pity. >:oP
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1378548)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on May 10th, 2012 @ 2:19am CDT
I'm game.
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1378552)
Posted by Breakdown 2099 on May 10th, 2012 @ 3:18am CDT
I must say the little yellow goblin has grown on me. Still, I'll be dealing with Robotkingdom, they've had him on pre-order at a constant price of $160.
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1378597)
Posted by Hotrodimust on May 10th, 2012 @ 9:27am CDT
I'm gonna get him but I'm not gonna pay $180 plus shipping I'll pay $180 shipped also I predict ultra Magnus with trailer that turns into his armor to be mp-13 then another repaint of a seeker then mp-14 megatron v2 then another repaint of a seeker then mp-15 Galvatron dam that little birdie is gonna kill me
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1378689)
Posted by Stormrider on May 10th, 2012 @ 5:31pm CDT
I am really impressed with the quality and mold of MP-11 Starscream. I have all the seekers and this MP-11 is by far the best in my opinion. If Sunstorm is the same, I may get it.
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1378691)
Posted by Hotrodimust on May 10th, 2012 @ 5:34pm CDT
Stormrider wrote:I am really impressed with the quality and mold of MP-11 Starscream. I have all the seekers and this MP-11 is by far the best in my opinion. If Sunstorm is the same, I may get it.

It is and it's getting the stand like the old seekers and the turn around face like the old seekers it's gonna be nice just like mp-11 with extras
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1379314)
Posted by Stormrider on May 12th, 2012 @ 8:49pm CDT
Hotrodimust wrote:
Stormrider wrote:I am really impressed with the quality and mold of MP-11 Starscream. I have all the seekers and this MP-11 is by far the best in my opinion. If Sunstorm is the same, I may get it.

It is and it's getting the stand like the old seekers and the turn around face like the old seekers it's gonna be nice just like mp-11 with extras


Curious how it will get the extra face? there isn't any space in MP11's head to turn the face because of the springs.
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1379315)
Posted by Hotrodimust on May 12th, 2012 @ 8:55pm CDT
Stormrider wrote:
Hotrodimust wrote:
Stormrider wrote:I am really impressed with the quality and mold of MP-11 Starscream. I have all the seekers and this MP-11 is by far the best in my opinion. If Sunstorm is the same, I may get it.

It is and it's getting the stand like the old seekers and the turn around face like the old seekers it's gonna be nice just like mp-11 with extras


Curious how it will get the extra face? there isn't any space in MP11's head to turn the face because of the springs.

Idk but I read it not sure if it was the bbts news letter they sent me or if it was on here but I read it that's one of the main reasons I'm interested in getting it because of the face and the stand
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1379319)
Posted by Hotrodimust on May 12th, 2012 @ 9:07pm CDT
Hotrodimust wrote:
Stormrider wrote:
Hotrodimust wrote:
Stormrider wrote:I am really impressed with the quality and mold of MP-11 Starscream. I have all the seekers and this MP-11 is by far the best in my opinion. If Sunstorm is the same, I may get it.

It is and it's getting the stand like the old seekers and the turn around face like the old seekers it's gonna be nice just like mp-11 with extras


Curious how it will get the extra face? there isn't any space in MP11's head to turn the face because of the springs.

Idk but I read it not sure if it was the bbts news letter they sent me or if it was on here but I read it that's one of the main reasons I'm interested in getting it because of the face and the stand

It's bbts in the description when your about to buy the toy
Re: MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS (1379483)
Posted by Stormrider on May 13th, 2012 @ 1:34pm CDT
Hotrodimust wrote:
Hotrodimust wrote:
Stormrider wrote:
Hotrodimust wrote:
Stormrider wrote:I am really impressed with the quality and mold of MP-11 Starscream. I have all the seekers and this MP-11 is by far the best in my opinion. If Sunstorm is the same, I may get it.

It is and it's getting the stand like the old seekers and the turn around face like the old seekers it's gonna be nice just like mp-11 with extras


Curious how it will get the extra face? there isn't any space in MP11's head to turn the face because of the springs.

Idk but I read it not sure if it was the bbts news letter they sent me or if it was on here but I read it that's one of the main reasons I'm interested in getting it because of the face and the stand

It's bbts in the description when your about to buy the toy


I hate to burst people's bubbles but BBTS says:

MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm measures 13” long in jet mode and 10” high in robot mode. Extensively articulated, the figure is equipped with arm-mounted removable guns, and should be accompanied by decals, missile accessories, and a missile-rack display base configured to support both robot and jet modes; presumably this version will include the same switch-between facial expression feature found in Masterpiece Starscream.

MP-11 Starscream sadly only has one face. Unless they plan to use the head from MP-03 I can't see how it's going to work.

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