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Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker?

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Friday, August 31st, 2007 6:40PM CDT

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First be clear the following is a only a rumor.

An interesting images has shown up on Hobby Link Japan under its MP-06 Skywarp listing. There is an images that shows Masterpiece Skywarp in the front along with the original Masterpiece Starscream in the back left and what looks to be a possible Masterpiece Thundercracker in the back right. We have mirrored the image here:

Credit(s): Hobby Link Japan
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Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316167)
Posted by Dclone Soundwave on August 31st, 2007 @ 7:01pm CDT
Well, it's not like we didn't know this was gonna happen. Starscream is destined to be reapinted at least 2 times into Skywarp & Thundercracker, & if remolds take place, Dirge, Thrust, & Ramjet. I've seen this image before though....I can't remember where.....
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316170)
Posted by shocktrain on August 31st, 2007 @ 7:04pm CDT
I dont mind that at all. Not too much I'm willing to shell out the bucks for other than the Masterpiece collection. Still dieing for a Perfect Ultra Magnus with trailer armor or maybe a Grimlock.
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316186)
Posted by Klozminded-G1 on August 31st, 2007 @ 7:18pm CDT
I'd definately pre-order it. Heck, I want all three coneheads as well!

I do hope they seperate the repaints with at least a new mold or two in between to keep the line fresh.
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316188)
Posted by Night~GONE on August 31st, 2007 @ 7:20pm CDT
Dude I wana see Takara Make a masterpiece Grimlock i would pay for that. Or a masterpice Galvatron
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316189)
Posted by Skowl on August 31st, 2007 @ 7:21pm CDT
Another Starscream repaint?! That's never been done before...

At least now maybe people will stop complaining that they can't get all three seekers... even though it seems like they get 2 of the three at least once a year.

Does this mean we can stop repainting Starscream now!!!
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316192)
Posted by Creature SH on August 31st, 2007 @ 7:22pm CDT
Well, I don't have to buy it.
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316195)
Posted by HighPrime on August 31st, 2007 @ 7:24pm CDT
This picture has been out for at least a month...I should get off my keister and submit news, but I figured by the time I notice news, half the world would have already known about it :-)

Definitely would/will pick up.

In addition to the previous mentions, I'd like to see a Masterpiece Rodimus Prime..
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316198)
Posted by Gutter Bunny on August 31st, 2007 @ 7:28pm CDT
Decepticlone Soundwave wrote: I've seen this image before though....I can't remember where.....


yes, you have. It's on the back of the mp6 box, as one member who i cant remember was nice enough to point out the first time pics of said box were posted.
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316204)
Posted by i_amtrunks on August 31st, 2007 @ 7:34pm CDT
So the people who went and bought MP03 Starscream are going to have two similar looking figures when the inevitable Thundercracker repaint is released?
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316209)
Posted by Decatron on August 31st, 2007 @ 7:37pm CDT
Cool. But not a high priority 8)
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316210)
Posted by Gutter Bunny on August 31st, 2007 @ 7:37pm CDT
i_amtrunks wrote:So the people who went and bought MP03 Starscream are going to have two similar looking figures when the inevitable Thundercracker repaint is released?


i'm sure TC will be a much more intense blue than mp3...so i suppose it depends on what you consider similar.
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316212)
Posted by Night~GONE on August 31st, 2007 @ 7:40pm CDT
I saw that pick like last year, How did it get dug up again...
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316224)
Posted by Cyber-Kun on August 31st, 2007 @ 7:45pm CDT
I've seen this image WAY back when MP Skywarp was announced.
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316251)
Posted by magnusupreme on August 31st, 2007 @ 8:02pm CDT
that picture looks cool
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316255)
Posted by Sunstar on August 31st, 2007 @ 8:07pm CDT
I'd like to see coronaiton garb on Screamer
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316322)
Posted by zatara1701 on August 31st, 2007 @ 8:55pm CDT
I think we need more than that pic as conclusive proof of a Masterpiece Thundercracker... Heck, it looks like a Photoshopped pic of some real f15's.

I think it's cool they want to do all the seekers, but can we PLEASE have something between them??? For goddsake...first you have MP-01, then repaint him as Ultra Magnus (which I think is crap, because Magnus has always been MORE than a Prime repaint, but seems destined to that role now). Now they come out with Starscream and are going to release the seekers in a row???? Come on!!! I'm not a completest, so why the hell do I want to buy $300 of the same figure?

Grimlock, Rodimus, Galvatron... Hell, I vote make all the Aerial Bots (or ANY combiners) and make a GIANT F-ING ROBOT!! How cool would that be??? He'd be like 3 feet tall...I's spend $500-600 on that over time.
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316324)
Posted by Dclone Soundwave on August 31st, 2007 @ 8:58pm CDT
Gutter Bunny wrote:
Decepticlone Soundwave wrote: I've seen this image before though....I can't remember where.....


yes, you have. It's on the back of the mp6 box, as one member who i cant remember was nice enough to point out the first time pics of said box were posted.


No, that wasn't it.....it was waaaaay back, like in 05. Call me crazy if you will, but I know I saw the exact image or one just like it. Who cares?
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316326)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on August 31st, 2007 @ 8:59pm CDT
Skowl wrote:Does this mean we can stop repainting Starscream now!!!


No, but you can cancel that pre-order for the Masterpiece version. :P
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316329)
Posted by tom brokaw on August 31st, 2007 @ 9:00pm CDT
id buy a mp thundercracker but not the sky warp
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316338)
Posted by Nemesis Cyberplex on August 31st, 2007 @ 9:02pm CDT
Eago: well, there's a big suprise!!! That's incerdible.....I think I'm going to have a heart attack & DIE from *not* suprise!!!
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316340)
Posted by tile_mcgillus on August 31st, 2007 @ 9:05pm CDT
I don't know about 100 dollar repaints....I mean I absolutely LOVE MP Starscream. LOVE. I just can't justify this it they are going to be exactly the same. Give me something. Something unique in the design. Some really cool accessories. From what I can tell Skywarp has nothing that makes him unique. And no doubt Thundercracker will be the same way. Come on Takara just give me a reason to fork over some cash besides a new paint app.
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316373)
Posted by soundwave13c on August 31st, 2007 @ 9:25pm CDT
well i like all of theme ,i dont care what any one says about the starscream he looks cool
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316377)
Posted by DevastaTTor on August 31st, 2007 @ 9:29pm CDT
We've seen this last month. Doesn't make me want it less though.
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316418)
Posted by skywarp-2 on August 31st, 2007 @ 9:58pm CDT
with the exception of the Dreamwave additional seekers and other noncartoon related characters, i consider, even if they are the samemolds, that Skywarp and thundercracker are 2 different toys...their bit parts in the Transformers cartoon was enough to garner a complete following from me.. and the mythology behind their attitudes and their individual loyalties.. did you know that Starscream was trying to control the decepticons..but Skywarp was always a Megatron supporter.. Thundercracker on the other hand, really didn't want to be in the war, but went along with Megatron and Skywarp.. still even if he wasn't fond of Starscream, he secretly disliked Skywarp and his Brown nosing...
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316433)
Posted by Jazz_4 on August 31st, 2007 @ 10:08pm CDT
zatara1701 wrote:I think we need more than that pic as conclusive proof of a Masterpiece Thundercracker... Heck, it looks like a Photoshopped pic of some real f15's.

I think it's cool they want to do all the seekers, but can we PLEASE have something between them??? For goddsake...first you have MP-01, then repaint him as Ultra Magnus (which I think is crap, because Magnus has always been MORE than a Prime repaint, but seems destined to that role now). Now they come out with Starscream and are going to release the seekers in a row???? Come on!!! I'm not a completest, so why the hell do I want to buy $300 of the same figure?

Grimlock, Rodimus, Galvatron... Hell, I vote make all the Aerial Bots (or ANY combiners) and make a GIANT F-ING ROBOT!! How cool would that be??? He'd be like 3 feet tall...I's spend $500-600 on that over time.






fucking hear hear! i second that! fucking masterpiece superion or devastator would be incredible.
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316450)
Posted by tile_mcgillus on August 31st, 2007 @ 10:16pm CDT
[quote="Jazz_4] **** hear hear! i second that! **** masterpiece superion or devastator would be incredible.[/quote]

I have been on the masterpiece Devastator kick for awhile. I'll pay for them each individually! Talk about a bank just waiting to be opened up! Every TF fan would have to get one of eash of the six guys...what TF fan could resist MP Devastator!?!
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316459)
Posted by lanzajr26 on August 31st, 2007 @ 10:23pm CDT
I don't think it's too much of a stretch to expect a MP Thundercracker announcement before year end. They're obviously going to milk this mold for all it's worth and if the reports are true then they have done some improvements over the original MP-03 release.

I'll be pre-ordering TC when it's made official.
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316481)
Posted by Zeds on August 31st, 2007 @ 10:42pm CDT
I remember this pic from a thread going back a few months.
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316595)
Posted by darth reven on September 1st, 2007 @ 12:33am CDT
i cant wait for it i hope his feet dont start rusting lol
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316629)
Posted by Flux Convoy on September 1st, 2007 @ 12:56am CDT
Yeah, we saw this pic a few weeks back since it's directly on the back of Skywarp's box. There was a long thread of speculation then. This doesn't really add credence either way or bring anything new to the table. I'd certainly buy it but I've said these words before. It does look like there are faction symbols on the wings. I suppose that's a detail we have yet to see. Perhaps it's coming. I can only hope.
:BOT:
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316643)
Posted by Gutter Bunny on September 1st, 2007 @ 1:08am CDT
Decepticlone Soundwave wrote:
Gutter Bunny wrote:
Decepticlone Soundwave wrote: I've seen this image before though....I can't remember where.....


yes, you have. It's on the back of the mp6 box, as one member who i cant remember was nice enough to point out the first time pics of said box were posted.


No, that wasn't it.....it was waaaaay back, like in 05. Call me crazy if you will, but I know I saw the exact image or one just like it. Who cares?


well i know there was a member using a very similar pic as a sig...whether that dates back to 05 or not is beyond me, that was before my time...
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316645)
Posted by NightFall on September 1st, 2007 @ 1:10am CDT
Dude, I have to pre order it,... if it does come out.
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316646)
Posted by Anubiz on September 1st, 2007 @ 1:10am CDT
I'm not surprised but I was really hoping for a new design.

Grimlock, Bumblebee, Shockwave or Omega Supreme would be at the top of my list for MP 7. What I would really love is too see are the Combaticons, Constructicons or Stunticons or in the MP series.
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316652)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on September 1st, 2007 @ 1:16am CDT
I saw this pic a long time ago when MP StarScream came out. I can't remeber where but it was in an article about how the G1 color schemes would actualy work today or something.

Granted it could be a different similar picture that I'm thinking of but I don't think so.

I think I'm thinking of the same thing Decepticlone SoundWave saw.

Still if this is correct, I'll go order my SkyWarp now!
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316698)
Posted by CyberTooth on September 1st, 2007 @ 2:28am CDT
Decepticlone Soundwave wrote:
Gutter Bunny wrote:
Decepticlone Soundwave wrote: I've seen this image before though....I can't remember where.....


yes, you have. It's on the back of the mp6 box, as one member who i cant remember was nice enough to point out the first time pics of said box were posted.


No, that wasn't it.....it was waaaaay back, like in 05. Call me crazy if you will, but I know I saw the exact image or one just like it. Who cares?


I agree it seems like someone had it as a signature image there for a while after Starscream was released.

I saw this pic a long time ago when MP StarScream came out. I can't remeber where but it was in an article about how the G1 color schemes would actualy work today or something.


Yes... yes, that's sounding very right.
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316704)
Posted by dabattousai on September 1st, 2007 @ 2:38am CDT
This picture now makes it's debut. I mentioned that Thundercracker was probably gonna be next back in the forum topic that had the first image of the back of Skywarp's box.
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316747)
Posted by Patrick Bateman on September 1st, 2007 @ 3:33am CDT
Me wants.
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316825)
Posted by King Starscream89 on September 1st, 2007 @ 6:08am CDT
i would think it very cool if they did do a thundercracker repaint
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316847)
Posted by tyler1451 on September 1st, 2007 @ 7:11am CDT
it can just be a repaint, not that hard
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316850)
Posted by shortround on September 1st, 2007 @ 7:14am CDT
Heck why not complete set of g1 style mp dinobots.
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316865)
Posted by Auto Bot on September 1st, 2007 @ 7:36am CDT
This is the most realistic fighter jet ever!
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316874)
Posted by Down_Shift on September 1st, 2007 @ 7:47am CDT
Hasn't someone on the boards been using that pic as a sig for months now?
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316926)
Posted by Mr O on September 1st, 2007 @ 9:11am CDT
Hello nuts, I'm new here and not very internet savvy. As such I know not how to make links but wondered if that image may have something to do with this cool site.

http://www.jesterpictures.com/transformers/
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (316957)
Posted by Leonardo on September 1st, 2007 @ 9:42am CDT
Down_Shift wrote:Hasn't someone on the boards been using that pic as a sig for months now?


There is someone (Jestermon? - I'm so sorry, I've forgotten who!) that has a similar sig picture. Their sig is basically comrpised if three separate pictures of real-life F15's Photoshopped (or similar) into G1 Seeker colours. Beneath it they had a sentence reading something like "Who said real-life jets in Seeker colours wouldn't look cool?".

The three recoloured Seeker pictures were taken from the site (maybe his/her own site?) that is linked in Mr O's post above mine.

Is that what you're thinking of, Down Shift?
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (317155)
Posted by DavidT on September 1st, 2007 @ 12:55pm CDT
Maybe E-Hobby will due an Exclusive Sunstorm re-paint :grin:
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (317502)
Posted by Down_Shift on September 1st, 2007 @ 5:35pm CDT
Leonardo wrote:Is that what you're thinking of, Down Shift?


Yes, yes it was. Thanks champ!
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (317980)
Posted by Mulla on September 1st, 2007 @ 11:29pm CDT
I remember spotting and posting that when the first in-package images of Masterpiece Skywarp came out. You could just see that image on the back of the box because it was really small, but you could tell it was Thundercracker.

Good to see we finally see a better version of that pic. Looks hot. If those are the colours they decide to go with, I have a newfound respect for 'Cracker.
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (318875)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on September 2nd, 2007 @ 1:19pm CDT
tile_mcgillus wrote:[quote="Jazz_4] **** hear hear! i second that! **** masterpiece superion or devastator would be incredible.[/quote]

I have been on the masterpiece Devastator kick for awhile. I'll pay for them each individually! Talk about a bank just waiting to be opened up! Every TF fan would have to get one of eash of the six guys...what TF fan could resist MP Devastator!?![/quote][/quote][/quote]


I think I could, lets face it, they wouldn't go for all 6 bots, and if they did they'd be half the size at twice the cost because they know we'd have to pay.

Top that with the constant decrease in QC of this line and I'm pretty sure MP Devastaror would just be shiny junk waiting for a light breeze to make him crumble!

So no, avoid the combiners unless price goes down and QC goes up, which never happens!

I would shell out for all The Seekers, to me they are just about the only acceptable figures to repaint. I always say their similar designs as more of a uniform than designer laziness!

But the next MP figures I'd realy like to see are Galvatron(I've been screaming that since G1) and SixShot.

Galvatron does deserve some royal tretment, and SixShot would just be fun!
Re: Rumor: First Look at Masterpiece Thundercracker? (318884)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on September 2nd, 2007 @ 1:24pm CDT
Leonardo wrote:
Down_Shift wrote:Hasn't someone on the boards been using that pic as a sig for months now?


There is someone (Jestermon? - I'm so sorry, I've forgotten who!) that has a similar sig picture. Their sig is basically comrpised if three separate pictures of real-life F15's Photoshopped (or similar) into G1 Seeker colours. Beneath it they had a sentence reading something like "Who said real-life jets in Seeker colours wouldn't look cool?".

The three recoloured Seeker pictures were taken from the site (maybe his/her own site?) that is linked in Mr O's post above mine.

Is that what you're thinking of, Down Shift?


Yep, mystery solved, I knew it was something like that!

And incase anyone missed it, lets thank MR O for posting the link, here it is again...


Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:11 am Post subject:

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Hello nuts, I'm new here and not very internet savvy. As such I know not how to make links but wondered if that image may have something to do with this cool site.

http://www.jesterpictures.com/transformers/
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