New Prototype Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber - Brainmaster Confirmed

Transformers News: New Prototype Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber - Brainmaster Confirmed

Sunday, August 10th, 2014 11:49AM CDT

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Courtesy of the CYBERGEEKS Alliance Facebook page we have scans from the Transformers Generations Volume 2 book that reveal new prototype images of the Masterpiece Fans Choice Winner Star Saber. In addition to giving us a closer look at the figures details, these also confirm what many of you have been hoping for, the Brainmaster gimmick is present! Check out the images mirrored below:

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Re: New Prototype Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber - Brainmaster Confirmed (1598204)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on August 10th, 2014 @ 12:18pm CDT
AND he has head articulation in both robot modes? Color me curious to see how that works. Even if it turns out to be a bit cheatsy, it certainly looks more impressive than Brainstorm's tech-spec meter sticker.
Re: New Prototype Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber - Brainmaster Confirmed (1598220)
Posted by Ultra Markus on August 10th, 2014 @ 1:29pm CDT
the last picture reminds me of people who wear big glasses and have to squint their eyes to see!
Re: New Prototype Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber - Brainmaster Confirmed (1598228)
Posted by Zeek99g on August 10th, 2014 @ 1:59pm CDT
How tall is he going to be? It looks like he is twice as tall as MP Wheeljack.
Re: New Prototype Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber - Brainmaster Confirmed (1598237)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 10th, 2014 @ 2:56pm CDT
Zeek99g wrote:How tall is he going to be? It looks like he is twice as tall as MP Wheeljack.
He's going to be slightly taller than the G1 Star Saber toy.



Here's some size comparison pics with G1 Star Saber and other toys (including MPs):


Re: New Prototype Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber - Brainmaster Confirmed (1598256)
Posted by hinomars19 on August 10th, 2014 @ 4:20pm CDT
Nerdgasm imminent....
Re: New Prototype Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber - Brainmaster Confirmed (1598257)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 10th, 2014 @ 4:22pm CDT
Yep. The second preorders go live for Star Saber, I am totally going to go for him. Too cool to just let slip away. :michaelbay:
Re: New Prototype Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber - Brainmaster Confirmed (1598328)
Posted by MasterSoundBlaster on August 10th, 2014 @ 11:18pm CDT
Oh man this thing just keeps looking better and better every time I see it. Definitely gonna have to break my own rule of not importing things just to get this guy
Re: New Prototype Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber - Brainmaster Confirmed (1598366)
Posted by dalekslayer96 on August 11th, 2014 @ 7:50am CDT
What is that Unicron I see in the corner?
Re: New Prototype Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber - Brainmaster Confirmed (1598375)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 11th, 2014 @ 8:15am CDT
dalekslayer96 wrote:What is that Unicron I see in the corner?
Which one? There were multiple Unicrons on display at this event.
Re: New Prototype Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber - Brainmaster Confirmed (1598377)
Posted by dalekslayer96 on August 11th, 2014 @ 8:19am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
dalekslayer96 wrote:What is that Unicron I see in the corner?
Which one? There were multiple Unicrons on display at this event.

The one in the grey unpainted plastic.
Re: New Prototype Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber - Brainmaster Confirmed (1598382)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 11th, 2014 @ 8:34am CDT
dalekslayer96 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
dalekslayer96 wrote:What is that Unicron I see in the corner?
Which one? There were multiple Unicrons on display at this event.

The one in the grey unpainted plastic.
This one?



That's the prototype for Beast Wars Neo Unicron.
Re: New Prototype Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber - Brainmaster Confirmed (1598417)
Posted by Rated X on August 11th, 2014 @ 9:53am CDT
What does a "brainmaster" transform into ? Ive only heard of headmaster, targetmaster, and powermaster...

Also, isnt this guy combiner size in the cartoon leaving the possibility for a classics shelf if you want cartoon accuracy ?
Re: New Prototype Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber - Brainmaster Confirmed (1598418)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 11th, 2014 @ 10:00am CDT
Rated X wrote:What does a "brainmaster" transform into ? Ive only heard of headmaster, targetmaster, and powermaster...

Also, isnt this guy combiner size in the cartoon leaving the possibility for a classics shelf if you want cartoon accuracy ?


For lack of better words the face :lol:
Re: New Prototype Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber - Brainmaster Confirmed (1598419)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 11th, 2014 @ 10:03am CDT
Rated X wrote:What does a "brainmaster" transform into ? Ive only heard of headmaster, targetmaster, and powermaster...
Brainmasters fit into the chests of the larger robot and form their faces.








Though, the gimmick on this MP seems to be a little different from how it was on the G1 toy, enabling this MP to have full neck articulation.

Rated X wrote:Also, isnt this guy combiner size in the cartoon leaving the possibility for a classics shelf if you want cartoon accuracy ?
Yep! I'd say he's very perfectly scaled for a Classics shelf.
Re: New Prototype Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber - Brainmaster Confirmed (1598425)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 11th, 2014 @ 10:27am CDT
Rated X wrote:What does a "brainmaster" transform into ? Ive only heard of headmaster, targetmaster, and powermaster...

Also, isnt this guy combiner size in the cartoon leaving the possibility for a classics shelf if you want cartoon accuracy ?


Brainmasters are sort of like Headmasters, but instead of forming the full head and being inserted into the neck, they are inserted into a compartment in the torso, and when the compartment is closed with the Brainmaster in it, the face rises up. Similar concept , radically different execution.

As for display options... You could display him on the Classics shelf, but I think he's more meant for the Masterpiece shelf. ;)
Re: New Prototype Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber - Brainmaster Confirmed (1598440)
Posted by Rated X on August 11th, 2014 @ 11:21am CDT
Thanks guys. That is a very weird "master" concept. I take it these brainmasters came out only in japan ? Around the time Hasbro jumped the G1 ship when powermasters and pretenders didnt do so well back in america ?

I might just buy this guy for my classics shelf and put him next to trailerforce Ginrai. Were they in the same cartoon ? Ive never watched the japanese cartoons because I just hate subtitles. Shame really cause I have them all burned to disc. I never liked how all Japanese robot cartoons used the same clip whenever they transform or combine. It always seemed lazy. The American cartoon artists hand drew the transformation different each time.
Re: New Prototype Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber - Brainmaster Confirmed (1598442)
Posted by triKlops on August 11th, 2014 @ 11:24am CDT
Rated X wrote:Thanks guys. That is a very weird "master" concept. I take it these brainmasters came out only in japan ? Around the time Hasbro jumped the G1 ship when powermasters and pretenders didnt do so well back in america ?

I might just buy this guy for my classics shelf and put him next to trailerforce Ginrai. Were they in the same cartoon ?


Here's some background info for ya courtesy of the Wiki.
http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Brainmaster
Re: New Prototype Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber - Brainmaster Confirmed (1598465)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 11th, 2014 @ 12:16pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Thanks guys. That is a very weird "master" concept. I take it these brainmasters came out only in japan ?


The three smaller Brainmasters (Blacker, Braver and Laster) were released in Europe as the Motorvators (Gripper, Lightspeed and Flame) without the combiner kibble.

And Star Saber was God Ginrai's successor (meaning they were the star of their respective series) but they did appear in the former's cartoon together. Later God Ginrai was killed and turned into the Magic Mushroom that's Victory Leo.
Re: New Prototype Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber - Brainmaster Confirmed (1598471)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 11th, 2014 @ 12:28pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Thanks guys. That is a very weird "master" concept. I take it these brainmasters came out only in japan ? Around the time Hasbro jumped the G1 ship when powermasters and pretenders didnt do so well back in america ?
Yep, they were all Takara's doing when Hasbro decided to switch to primarily Micromasters in 1989.

However, the three smaller Brainmasters (Blacker, Laster, and Braver) did get redecoed and released in Europe in 1991 as a new group called the Motorvators. Blacker was redecoed into Gripper, Laster into Flame, and Braver into Lightspeed (no relation to the Technobot of the same name). And their smaller Brainmaster figures were renamed as simply "Energon Figures". And none of them came with their original combiner pieces (the three Brainmasters were originally a combiner called Road Caesar).

Rated X wrote:I might just buy this guy for my classics shelf and put him next to trailerforce Ginrai. Were they in the same cartoon ?
Ginrai was in the Super-God Masterforce cartoon, while Star Saber was in the Victory cartoon. But, Ginrai did make a couple guest starring appearances in Victory in which he would team up with Star Saber.

Rated X wrote:I never liked how all Japanese robot cartoons used the same clip whenever they transform or combine. It always seemed lazy. The American cartoon artists hand drew the transformation different each time.
Not quite true. A lot of the transformations seen in the G1 cartoon were recycled from episode to episode. They just played them over whatever environments they needed to be in the background instead of in a fancy sequence. Optimus Prime's transformation was the most notorious case of this.

Though, I think they did give each transformation a fresh drawing for each one that happened in the 1986 movie, but that being a movie was a special case.
Re: New Prototype Images: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber - Brainmaster Confirmed (1598584)
Posted by dalekslayer96 on August 11th, 2014 @ 8:10pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
dalekslayer96 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
dalekslayer96 wrote:What is that Unicron I see in the corner?
Which one? There were multiple Unicrons on display at this event.

The one in the grey unpainted plastic.
This one?



That's the prototype for Beast Wars Neo Unicron.

Well dammit. It looked kinda cool.

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