Takara Tomy 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll Announcement Details
Monday, November 11th, 2013 11:25AM CSTCategory: Toy News
Posted by: Mindmaster Views: 26,903
Grifter Prime wrote:Details of live delivery of Masterpiece Fan's Choice results announced decision!
Date and time: 21:00 (Tuesday) 20:00 to 19 November 2013 (planned)
The free delivery at YouTube Live Tomy channel in: How to Watch
Click the following URL.
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?feature ... hheFDqI4i9
Other Maeda and producer Transformers DJ, luxurious guest appearance as well!
In addition, in conjunction with the planning of Twitter is also planned that day.
Please look forward to follow the official account of "Transformers Information Bureau".
As stated above, once the 19th rolls around, Takara Tomy will be dropping hints on their Twitter until they announce the winner. The winner will then be announced on their YouTube channel. Stay tuned!
Here are the choices ...
#1 - G1 Headmasters Fortress Maximus
#2 - G1 Masterforce Super Ginrai (Powermaster Optimus Prime)
#3 - G1 Victory Star Saber
#4 - G1 Zone Dai Atlas
#5 - Beast Convoy (Optimus Primal)
#6 - Beast Wars II Lio Convoy
#7 - Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy
#8 - Car Robots Fire Convoy (RID Optimus Prime)
#9 - Micron Legends Super Convoy (Armada Optimus Prime)
#10 - Superlink Grand Convoy (Energon Optimus Prime)
#11 - Galaxy Force Galaxy Convoy (Cybertron Optimus Prime)
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Posted by Sabrblade on November 11th, 2013 @ 12:00pm CST
Posted by GuyIncognito on November 11th, 2013 @ 12:06pm CST
Posted by Seibertron on November 11th, 2013 @ 12:31pm CST
Fort Max would be too big and too expensive. It's a nice fantasy idea to get a 5 foot tall Fort Max but it's just not in the cards. This is the choice that makes me think this whole list is BS because there's no way this one would happen.
Beast Convoy seems like an obvious choice at some point with the natural progression of the line, especially if Beast Megatron accompanies him. While it seems like an obvious choice, I don't think Beast Convoy is a good 30th Anniversary figure.
While I'd love to see Masterpiece versions of Star Saber and Dai Atlas, I think I'd like to see their G1 toys reissued first. I also don't think either of those characters are recognizable enough to the general public to be good choices.
I'm not sure how Lio Convoy and Big Convoy got on this list. I love those guys but they would be way down the list of figures that need the Masterpiece treatment. Plus you can't do Lio Convoy or Big Convoy before you do Beast Convoy. Two more choices on this list that I think were there just to pad out the list.
As for Car Robots Fire Convoy, this could be a really, really nice toy if they did a super realistic fire truck. I think this would be the 2nd choice I'd put money on. Give me a Masterpiece God Magnus that can actually combine with Fire Convoy and I think many of us would be super excited about this. However, the size comes into mind again because of how large the originals were, so that makes me skeptical about this possibility.
Micron Legends, Superlink and Galaxy Force Convoys are way too recent of figures/characters to get a Masterpiece treatment. I'd be really disappointed if Superlink Grand Convoy got the treatment, because, well, it's not the greatest toy or concept for Transformers. If I wanted toys like that, I'd be into Voltron (which I'm not into). Galaxy Convoy is the only one of these 3 that I'd be interested in seeing a Masterpiece treatment of, but again, the toy is too recent and the original one is a pretty awesome toy to begin with. And like the Car Robots Fire Convoy, I'd be concerned about the size of this toy if it's truly a Masterpiece.
Super God Ginrai / Powermaster Optimus Prime is the only one of these that I can truly get behind for a 30th Anniversary product.
Posted by bluecatcinema on November 11th, 2013 @ 1:09pm CST
Posted by Gorechyld on November 11th, 2013 @ 1:28pm CST
>> So much potential to be any number of characters from the Transformers universe, no MP Cyclonus or Scourge or maybe even Kup.
>>> 99% are Optimus Prime
Seriously, are Transformers fans autistic?
Posted by Deathscythetransform on November 11th, 2013 @ 1:57pm CST
most of the list is BS and I sure hope it won't be a beastformer.
So I'd put my money on Car Robot Fire Convoy or Armada Prime...
but of course, no Jazz yet
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 11th, 2013 @ 2:05pm CST
Gorechyld wrote:Seriously, are Transformers fans autistic?
Hey, I do take offense to that as I have autism myself. And the poll only had those (Japanese) Leader types as options, we did not have a hand in that. Leader types sell, you know?
Personally, I'd have picked Star Saber or Galaxy Convoy / Cybertron Optimus Prime, simply because they look the best, plus have the best ways of combining with future figures (Victory Leo *hint hint*)
Posted by xyl360 on November 11th, 2013 @ 2:46pm CST
I think this is just Takara's bone that they're throwing to the long time fans from all generations of Transformers who are still around, regardless of what their favorite series is, providing them with the opportunity to select the MP leader of their choice, and whoever has the most votes wins. I don't think for a second that any of these choices are there just to "pad out the list". You guys are thinking about this way too deeply. It is a 30th anniversary fans' choice and may the character/series with the most fans win!
The winning figure/character *could* (and should IMO) play a role in what Takara decides to do later with the MP line, particularly once they're either done with G1 or decide to expand the line to go beyond it.
Posted by Blasphemous Prime on November 11th, 2013 @ 4:25pm CST
I can see most of the Primes being done, but Fort max would cost more than most of us are willing to part with.
Posted by thedistinctroom on November 11th, 2013 @ 5:32pm CST
Posted by Mindmaster on November 11th, 2013 @ 5:41pm CST
Personally hoping Armada Optimus gets MP treatment, as that figure needs it badly. The combined mode is a complete brick, outside of shoulder, elbows, and head articulation. But I'd love to see Star Saber get it too, because I like the design and concept of his Brainmaster-ception gimmick. Dai Atlas just seems too obscure in my opinion. Zone only had what, one episode on television and a small collection of manga?
Can't see them doing Fortress Maximus, even if he was as big as a Leader figure.
Beast Wars Optimus Primal, I also wouldn't mind, but not necessary. Same to the two Japanese Beast Era ones.
Robots in Disguise Optimus Prime doesn't really need it, he's good already.
Meh to Energon and Cybertron. Energon because... well, he's a meh design. Cybertron, like Robots in Disguise, is fine just as is.
Posted by Sabrblade on November 11th, 2013 @ 5:51pm CST
Seibertron wrote:While I'd love to see Masterpiece versions of Star Saber and Dai Atlas, I think I'd like to see their G1 toys reissued first. I also don't think either of those characters are recognizable enough to the general public to be good choices.You underestimate Star Saber's high popularity over in Japan.
And last we heard, Star Saber was in first place in this poll, And Dai Atlas was in third (Micron Densetsu Convoy was in second).
Seibertron wrote:I'm not sure how Lio Convoy and Big Convoy got on this list.Simple. This poll was to give every single Cybertron/Autobot Supreme Commander from 1985 to 2005 a fair shot at this, and since they count as their respective series' Supreme Commanders, they qualify.
Seibertron wrote:Micron Legends, Superlink and Galaxy Force Convoys are way too recent of figures/characters to get a Masterpiece treatment. I'd be really disappointed if Superlink Grand Convoy got the treatment, because, well, it's not the greatest toy or concept for Transformers. If I wanted toys like that, I'd be into Voltron (which I'm not into). Galaxy Convoy is the only one of these 3 that I'd be interested in seeing a Masterpiece treatment of, but again, the toy is too recent and the original one is a pretty awesome toy to begin with. And like the Car Robots Fire Convoy, I'd be concerned about the size of this toy if it's truly a Masterpiece.Micron Densetsu Convoy the one that would need this treatment the most due to how the original Super Base toy was so limited in its articulation. The original Galaxy Convoy is so good a toy that it doesn't really need an MP, and Super Link Grand Convoy, while not perfect, was also decent enough to not really warrant an MP.
Seibertron wrote:Super God GinraiThat name! Ya cut me deep, Ryan. Ya cut me really deep.
Posted by Sabrblade on November 11th, 2013 @ 5:54pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:Dai Atlas just seems too obscure in my opinion. Zone only had what, one episode on television and a small collection of manga?Technically it was one OVA episode on VHS (and on DVD years later), one manga chapter, and just as many story pages as its predecessors and successors.
Posted by eyl on November 11th, 2013 @ 6:35pm CST
Posted by ILL-Star on November 11th, 2013 @ 6:52pm CST
Posted by Sabrblade on November 11th, 2013 @ 7:11pm CST
Posted by Mindmaster on November 11th, 2013 @ 7:13pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:The ones of this lineup I feel could use an MP update the most would be Suepr Ginrai, Star Saber, Dai Atlas, and Micron Densetsu Convoy. The rest are either too big (in Fort Max's case) or are already good/great enough toys in their own right.
Please be Armada Optimus Prime, please be Armada Optimus Prime, please be Armada Optimus Prime...
Posted by T-Macksimus on November 11th, 2013 @ 9:15pm CST
Still... I'll be curious to see the final outcome and I won't bitch if I'm wrong in my assessment. I'd actually be quite pleased if I were wrong.
Posted by BluavalancheZ71 on November 11th, 2013 @ 10:48pm CST
Posted by megatronus on November 11th, 2013 @ 11:43pm CST
To me, that would be in line with what Masterpiece is all about - a faithful reincarnation of G1 concepts with modern engineering and a streamlined (or reasonable) scale.