New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee

Transformers News: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee

Monday, March 24th, 2014 10:25AM CDT

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Here's a second Takara Tomy Transformers MP-21 Bumblebee update for your Monday morning! Weibo user 北马伊斯力 has shared a magazine scan that gives us our first clear look at the figure from behind. Image mirrored below:

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Credit(s): Weibo user 北马伊斯力
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Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559716)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 24th, 2014 @ 10:29am CDT
Hrmmm... not quite as show-accurate as I had hoped. :|
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559719)
Posted by Dead Metal on March 24th, 2014 @ 10:37am CDT
Well, I'll be honest, a little disappointed with the backpack. But it was to be expected, and I can't think of a way how they could have avoided it without making it a separate piece and still retaining the size and show accuracy of the rest of the robot.

Still OK and glad I pre-ordered.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559720)
Posted by Maquese on March 24th, 2014 @ 10:38am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Hrmmm... not quite as show-accurate as I had hoped. :|

True, but if they're going off the scale guide from the cartoon, he should only come up to the front bumper on Prowl's chest. I imagine they just don't have a lot of room to tuck panels away without making the roof a mess of panel lines.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559725)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 24th, 2014 @ 10:45am CDT
While not a popular move and defeatist to the point of MPs, I wouldn't have minded a car-part shield if it'd give us more show-accuracy to the bot. :)
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559726)
Posted by Cyberpath on March 24th, 2014 @ 10:46am CDT
El Duque wrote:Here's a second Takara Tomy Transformers MP-21 Bumblebee for your Monday morning! Weibo user 北马伊斯力 has shared a magazine scan that gives us our first clear look at the figure from behind. Image mirrored below:

http://static.seibertron.com/images/toys/uploads/1395674511_10153297_598475006904906_1511123406_n.jpg



Gimme!
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559733)
Posted by megatronus on March 24th, 2014 @ 11:03am CDT
"Junk in the Trunk Bumblebee"
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559737)
Posted by Rated X on March 24th, 2014 @ 11:30am CDT
The backpack from hell ! :lol:
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559738)
Posted by El Duque on March 24th, 2014 @ 11:33am CDT
The backpack isn't that bad, as long as it locks into place securely I'll be happy.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559741)
Posted by Sideshow Sideswipe on March 24th, 2014 @ 11:48am CDT
The Backpack is fine, all the MP cars have some backpack action. I am just glad they figured out a way to not have to 'cheat' and do like a double chest with like another car roof hidden in the alt mode.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559743)
Posted by Amelie on March 24th, 2014 @ 11:50am CDT
[color=deeppink]The backpack just confirms they should have avoided a realistic alt-mode and gone for the deformed look of the cartoon model and the original toy.

As stated before - we're stylistically back in the pre-MP10 with bad gimmicks and questionable choices when it comes to altmode\robot mode looks.[/color]
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559745)
Posted by El Duque on March 24th, 2014 @ 11:55am CDT
Amelie wrote:[color=deeppink]The backpack just confirms they should have avoided a realistic alt-mode and gone for the deformed look of the cartoon model and the original toy.

As stated before - we're stylistically back in the pre-MP10 with bad gimmicks and questionable choices when it comes to altmode\robot mode looks.[/color]


What gimmick are you referring to?
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559746)
Posted by Sideshow Sideswipe on March 24th, 2014 @ 11:56am CDT
Amelie wrote:[color=deeppink]The backpack just confirms they should have avoided a realistic alt-mode and gone for the deformed look of the cartoon model and the original toy.

As stated before - we're stylistically back in the pre-MP10 with bad gimmicks and questionable choices when it comes to altmode\robot mode looks.[/color]



All the MP cars are licensed cars so a deformed car would look totally out of place with the rest of the MPs.

I agree with your comment about the gimmick though since I could do without the stupid exo suit,it's just a way of justifying charging the higher price for an MP car.

The bot mode looks spot on though I'm very happy with it and gladly purchasing it even though it means I'll have a stupid exosuit that I'll never play with.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559751)
Posted by Cyberpath on March 24th, 2014 @ 12:06pm CDT
But Bumblebee costs the same as the other Autobot cars, about 50 bucks. And I think Spike in the Exosuit is a nice touch considering that they used to be almost inseparable in the cartoon.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559753)
Posted by MR Optimus Prime on March 24th, 2014 @ 12:21pm CDT
For accuracy, Bumblebee in vehicle mode had better be the same same as Prowl.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559754)
Posted by Amelie on March 24th, 2014 @ 12:21pm CDT
El Duque wrote:What gimmick are you referring to?


[color=deeppink]The face-changing gimmick.

As for the alt-mode not fitting in with existing MPs - the original cartoon never did, nor did the original toy. It just seems an odd choice to make the alt-mode realistic when its the reason neither mode now looks as much like the original source material as it could have. Realistic alt-modes on Sideswipe, Prowl and Wheeljack were understandable as the original toys and cartoon models were.

I'm reminded of MP3 in a way.[/color]
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559756)
Posted by GuyIncognito on March 24th, 2014 @ 12:39pm CDT
Thank God they keep releasing details, so we can keep finding things to complain about.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559757)
Posted by Sideshow Sideswipe on March 24th, 2014 @ 12:39pm CDT
The face changing thing is more of an option than a gimmick, a transformers toy gimmick (by definition anyway) would be if the face changed at the push of a button or something.

As a G1 toy collector and a guy in his late thirties I remember the cartoon models being pretty different than the toys, they had to be because the toy technology wasn't as advanced as it is these days. I remember being way more attached to the actual toys than the show. It was the 80s and you would be lucky to catch a show you liked only every once in a while, we didn't own a VCR back then.
I'm pretty psyched though to have an actual volkswagen bumblebee and not a SD bug that was the g1 toy.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559759)
Posted by Stormrider on March 24th, 2014 @ 12:52pm CDT
El Duque wrote:Here's a second Takara Tomy Transformers MP-21 Bumblebee for your Monday morning! Weibo user 北马伊斯力 has shared a magazine scan that gives us our first clear look at the figure from behind. Image mirrored below:




The backpack may not look so bad once it is all yellow. Looks like there is another page in the picture, but cut off. Has that page been posted already?
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559764)
Posted by Seibertron on March 24th, 2014 @ 1:11pm CDT
Stormrider wrote:
El Duque wrote:Here's a second Takara Tomy Transformers MP-21 Bumblebee for your Monday morning! Weibo user 北马伊斯力 has shared a magazine scan that gives us our first clear look at the figure from behind. Image mirrored below:




The backpack may not look so bad once it is all yellow. Looks like there is another page in the picture, but cut off. Has that page been posted already?


I wonder if the back pack can spin around to recreate the hooded back pack look on Goldbug. If this was designed with that in mind, I'm OK with this back pack.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559765)
Posted by Amelie on March 24th, 2014 @ 1:13pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:I wonder if the back pack can spin around to recreate the hooded back pack look on Goldbug. If this was designed with that in mind, I'm OK with this back pack.


Can we take it by some kinda reverse logic that you're NOT ok with the backpack if it isn't? ;)

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