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New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime

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Friday, December 11th, 2009 5:43PM CST

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Third party group MasterCollectors has updated their blog with images of an upcoming limited edition run of comicbook fan favorite Autobot turned Decepticon leader Nova Prime.

New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime

New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime

No info on how many or when these will be available, but you can view more pictures on this third party custom by clicking here.
Credit(s): MasterCollectors
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Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1026985)
Posted by Mkall on December 11th, 2009 @ 5:49pm CST
Holy Moly, I want this!
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1026987)
Posted by Blurrz on December 11th, 2009 @ 5:50pm CST
WHY IS THIS DAY SO AWESOME.
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1026991)
Posted by Down_Shift on December 11th, 2009 @ 5:57pm CST
That looks an awful lot like Daxsterpiece Nova Prime... :-?
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1026992)
Posted by Stress on December 11th, 2009 @ 5:59pm CST
oddly his truck and robot mode look like a major retool of energon rodmimus
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1026996)
Posted by GetterDragun on December 11th, 2009 @ 6:04pm CST
Boring. It looks like Cybertron Defense Scattorshot crossed with Energon Landmine.
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1027001)
Posted by Editor on December 11th, 2009 @ 6:30pm CST
Interested but not committed so far.
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1027002)
Posted by Samsonator on December 11th, 2009 @ 6:36pm CST
If he comes with his trailer/wings/WMDs then I'm all over this
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1027003)
Posted by emeraldbeacon on December 11th, 2009 @ 6:41pm CST
Samsonator wrote:If he comes with his trailer/wings/WMDs then I'm all over this


By the looks of the conspicuous pegs on the 'bed' of the truck, I'd say that an 'Apex' trailer is certainly at least in the planning stages.
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1027006)
Posted by Firebird on December 11th, 2009 @ 7:00pm CST
Fancy

This is like the best news day ever
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1027039)
Posted by DecepticonKing86 on December 11th, 2009 @ 9:52pm CST
This oddly looks the same as the prototype for the War of Cybertron Prime
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1027057)
Posted by dragons on December 11th, 2009 @ 10:38pm CST
if bbts has this on there site & not limited after its made i may get him like to see finished product first what universe is this prime from i never heard of him or seen him before
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1027087)
Posted by Mkall on December 12th, 2009 @ 12:23am CST
dragons wrote:if bbts has this on there site & not limited after its made i may get him like to see finished product first what universe is this prime from i never heard of him or seen him before

He's from IDW's -tion series of comics, where Nova Prime wentered the Dead Universe and thus became the lovable twisted psychopath we know today.
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1027103)
Posted by kirbenvost on December 12th, 2009 @ 1:36am CST
Looks cool, but he just ain't the same without the big evil angel wings.
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1027113)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on December 12th, 2009 @ 3:06am CST
he's only ok without the horns and the wings sadly :(
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1027119)
Posted by DevastaTTor on December 12th, 2009 @ 3:45am CST
Really like that alt mode, not feeling the bot mode.
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1027122)
Posted by Dead Metal on December 12th, 2009 @ 3:58am CST
The page states that the winner of the auction for this gray proto will also get part two, the proto for the trailer?

This is awesome but it'll cost like two kidneys and some more.
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1027151)
Posted by Tigertrack on December 12th, 2009 @ 7:23am CST
Update: New images combined with trailer...

Must get!!!!

Image

Image

Image

"Hi all

I guess this is all you've been waiting for. Nova Commander super-mode!!..Nova Commander's Robot Mode combines with trailer to form the Super Mode!. Ultra badass figure..with BFG weapons from his trailer and comes up to 8 inches in Super mode. Enuf said...As mentioned earlier in the Part 1, the auction is for this prototype figure which we used for comparison and picture taking, so the winner of the auction gets this figure!! "
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1027152)
Posted by DoubleOScorpio on December 12th, 2009 @ 7:35am CST
I've seen enough. Sign me up! =P~
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1027158)
Posted by rpetras on December 12th, 2009 @ 8:16am CST
I want this, but this guy will be crazy expensive!
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1027159)
Posted by --B-- on December 12th, 2009 @ 8:19am CST
Looks like I know where all that money I save not buying ROTF stuff is going to go! Between this, Fansproject and Universe 3.0, 2010 is shaping up to be a very good year!!!!
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1027162)
Posted by Convotron on December 12th, 2009 @ 8:54am CST
Strike Freedom Prime(or Hi-Nu?), I mean Nova Prime looks very cool with the added trailer components!
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1027168)
Posted by tarZen on December 12th, 2009 @ 9:16am CST
From Mastercollectables.com:

1. Is Nova Commander going to be mass produced?
The short answer is No. The reasons are the following.

This is not for sale.
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1027181)
Posted by Convotron on December 12th, 2009 @ 10:15am CST
Yeah, I read the post this morning at the web site. It's too bad but it shows what can be done on an independent design and production level so Hasbro/TakTom, kick it up a notch please.
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1027192)
Posted by El Duque on December 12th, 2009 @ 10:42am CST
Made of resin, that's scary.
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1027203)
Posted by Oilspill on December 12th, 2009 @ 11:16am CST
Ohhh... can't buy this? Damn.

Looks very nice indeed.
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1027206)
Posted by Firebird on December 12th, 2009 @ 11:26am CST
tarZen wrote:From Mastercollectables.com:

1. Is Nova Commander going to be mass produced?
The short answer is No. The reasons are the following.

This is not for sale.


Lame
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1027222)
Posted by Mkall on December 12th, 2009 @ 12:43pm CST
Firebird wrote:
tarZen wrote:From Mastercollectables.com:

1. Is Nova Commander going to be mass produced?
The short answer is No. The reasons are the following.

This is not for sale.


Lame

Hugely. I would've committed crimes to get enough money for a finished product like this.
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1027223)
Posted by Convotron on December 12th, 2009 @ 12:49pm CST
Mkall wrote:
Firebird wrote:
tarZen wrote:From Mastercollectables.com:

1. Is Nova Commander going to be mass produced?
The short answer is No. The reasons are the following.

This is not for sale.


Lame

Hugely. I would've committed crimes to get enough money for a finished product like this.


I don't think it's lame due to the following reasons, which are more extensive than simply them deciding not to mass produce the figure:

J.C and the team@ mastercollectables.com wrote:a. Mastercollectables was started by a few Mecha collectors. We just have the same passion and we met up over coffee and just brainstormed. As usual we had ideas and concepts on paper so each of us decided to put our abilities into the partnership. We consider ourself a designer startup. Minimal external funding for our projects. We enjoy what we're doing for the fans. Thus to mass produce Nova Commander frankly is beyond our current financial capabilities. We have our day jobs and just pour in our extra time and some pooled funds to get some of our small projects going.

b. The Nova Commander pictures that you see was designed for the purpose of testing certain engineering designs for joints especially for larger mecha. We do envy the designing skills of Studio Half Eye. Their engineering is fantastic and even themselves after producing so many fantastic resin engineering designer toys have decided to focus on - designing and kits. To just do complete resin toys was time consuming and costly. For e.g a Perfect Transformation Getter-1 is like 500USD when it first came out..and we consider SHE to be close to the best and this was from an established company.

c. Mastercollectables is a very small team with limited resources. We do not have the resources to mass produce this. To mass produce this would mean metal tooling which would cost in the area of 150-200K or more depending on complexity.

d. Why is Nova Commander so difficult and costly to produce?
1. It's large.
2. Lots of parts - Close to 200 parts. The more parts for a resin toy..the more expensive to cast,mold, reproduce and build.

e. So any ETA if it's even produced?
At this moment we're still in the contemplation mode, doing testing and using Nova as a engineering test sample so we can safely say No ETA.

f. Then why sell the prototype testshot on ebay?
It's our way to "fund" this difficult project as we go along in "refining it" for future projects. We hope our fans would like our products and support it their way.
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1027228)
Posted by Firebird on December 12th, 2009 @ 1:12pm CST
Thanks for the info Convotron, I didn't see that text last time I was on their website.

Still it begs the question of why they would even make a resin Nova Prime prototype (or "Commander" as all the cool 3rd party guys are calling them) when they have no plans to actually produce them in a sizable quantity. They say that SHE is an inspiration of theirs, And they make awesome things (like for example their perfect change Gunbuster that I want immensely) but they still produce enough to sell a sizable quantity that although they are fairly expensive people still would have the chance to purchase them from online stores.

I understand they are making something this awesome to gather attention to themselves, raise capital for their next project, and perhaps even advertise their Wheeljack kit also featured on their blog.
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1027234)
Posted by Convotron on December 12th, 2009 @ 1:38pm CST
Firebird wrote:Thanks for the info Convotron, I didn't see that text last time I was on their website.

Still it begs the question of why they would even make a resin Nova Prime prototype (or "Commander" as all the cool 3rd party guys are calling them) when they have no plans to actually produce them in a sizable quantity. They say that SHE is an inspiration of theirs, And they make awesome things (like for example their perfect change Gunbuster that I want immensely) but they still produce enough to sell a sizable quantity that although they are fairly expensive people still would have the chance to purchase them from online stores.

I understand they are making something this awesome to gather attention to themselves, raise capital for their next project, and perhaps even advertise their Wheeljack kit also featured on their blog.


The NP prototype was basically a test exercise for the folks at MC to try out design concepts according to their post regarding the prototype's availability for sale.

I think they certainly could make the Nova Prime kit in a limited run but I can't imagine how much they would have to sell each figure for to break even for the time and cost of the production. I speculate that they may want to take things a little slow and mainly raise capital and build their reputation up with the Wheeljack kit and by showing off their Nova Prime prototype.

I'm not an expert by any means but the only 3rd party producer for Transformers I know of that has consistent productivity and quality is FransProject and look at how long it took them to attempt a full figure toy design.
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1027293)
Posted by Counterpunch on December 12th, 2009 @ 4:52pm CST
"Hi all

I guess this is all you've been waiting for. Nova Commander super-mode!!


Apparently, China is making things that I didn't even know I wanted yet.
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1027299)
Posted by Down_Shift on December 12th, 2009 @ 5:34pm CST
Ok, that is 100% Daks Nova.

I wonder if Dak is MasterCollector?
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1027303)
Posted by Mkall on December 12th, 2009 @ 6:14pm CST
Down_Shift wrote:Ok, that is 100% Daks Nova.

I wonder if Dak is MasterCollector?

Maybe he has a hand in it. He said over at TFW that he's spoken with them and he's cool about it.
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1027493)
Posted by Down_Shift on December 13th, 2009 @ 11:27am CST
Mkall wrote:
Down_Shift wrote:Ok, that is 100% Daks Nova.

I wonder if Dak is MasterCollector?

Maybe he has a hand in it. He said over at TFW that he's spoken with them and he's cool about it.


Well if he's cool with it, I'm cool with it. I hate to see a friends hard work go flat out un-thanked and un-recognized.

I hope he's getting something for his time and effort, that which MC clearly lack.

Phak, I'm still angry over this.
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1027585)
Posted by kirbenvost on December 13th, 2009 @ 6:45pm CST
Well crap, now I want it and know I can't have it. Oh well, money saved. :mrgreen: Still drooling over this though.
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1027676)
Posted by AirForceBot on December 14th, 2009 @ 3:48am CST
I am really liking the design on this one. I am keeping my fingers crossed, as it has a sort of TransTech feel to it. :APPLAUSE:
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1027842)
Posted by Requiem Prime on December 14th, 2009 @ 12:14pm CST
Guns and god-mode wings; very nice. At the moment there's only 1 proof of concept toy being made. I do hope they produce some more, even a very limited run would light the fandom on fire.
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1140336)
Posted by Nemesis251 on October 27th, 2010 @ 4:52pm CDT
Any more info regarding this or from MasterCollectors? I've been wondering for a while now.
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1140340)
Posted by Overcracker on October 27th, 2010 @ 5:00pm CDT
According to their Blog: http://mastercollectors.blogspot.com/

They were putting together some sets in May.
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1140352)
Posted by Nemesis251 on October 27th, 2010 @ 5:28pm CDT
That's the last info I saw too. Hope more info comes up. I really want to see the final product.
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1140385)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on October 27th, 2010 @ 7:02pm CDT
Nemesis251 wrote:Any more info regarding this or from MasterCollectors? I've been wondering for a while now.


If I remember correctly they put together 10 of them. It sold out very fast at $500 apiece. They said there were too many parts to be able to mass produce them.
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1140564)
Posted by kirbenvost on October 28th, 2010 @ 10:54am CDT
Too bad, this looked really good. Not that I saw the finished product, but the prototype did.
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1159075)
Posted by Nemesis251 on December 19th, 2010 @ 4:43pm CST
Was this figure ever completed?
Re: New Images of MasterCollectors Limited Edition Nova Prime (1159077)
Posted by Blurrz on December 19th, 2010 @ 4:48pm CST
Don't think so, these guys went MIA
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