MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm Listed for Pre-Order on BBTS
Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 12:15PM CDTCategories: Toy News, Sponsor News
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Posted by GuyIncognito on March 20th, 2012 @ 12:24pm CDT
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.
Posted by Kung Fu Man on March 20th, 2012 @ 12:32pm CDT
Posted by Rodimus Prime on March 20th, 2012 @ 12:45pm CDT
Posted by mattwhite924 on March 20th, 2012 @ 12:46pm CDT
Posted by G1 Legacy on March 20th, 2012 @ 1:14pm CDT
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.
Posted by sky_fire12 on March 20th, 2012 @ 1:49pm CDT
Posted by zappatton2 on March 20th, 2012 @ 2:01pm CDT
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.
Posted by AutobotMR2 on March 20th, 2012 @ 2:20pm CDT
Posted by Prime Evil on March 20th, 2012 @ 2:25pm CDT
Posted by kirbenvost on March 20th, 2012 @ 2:45pm CDT
Posted by Vicalliose on March 20th, 2012 @ 2:52pm CDT
Posted by Anonymous on March 20th, 2012 @ 3:05pm CDT
What if it comes with a throne and scepter? Why not - a preorder doesn't cost anything... until Aug.
Posted by prowl123 on March 20th, 2012 @ 3:48pm CDT
Posted by Dead Metal on March 20th, 2012 @ 4:03pm CDT
Posted by Grahf on March 20th, 2012 @ 4:12pm CDT
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Posted by amtm on March 20th, 2012 @ 6:28pm CDT