Takara Tomy 30th Anniversary Website Now Live: Masterpiece Fan's Choice Details
Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 11:12AM CDTCategory: Toy News
Posted by: El Duque Views: 20,661
#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)
Deruji wrote:I think voting is not restricted to only Japanese residents, since the page does not make any mention of that.
In case you want to send in a vote, here is what you fill out.
First box is for age.
Second box is for sex: Male / Female
Third box is for which character you vote for:
1. Fortress Maximus
2. Super Ginrai
3. Star Saber
4. Dai Atlas
5. Convoy (Beast Wars)
6. Lio Convoy
7. Big Convoy
8. Superfire Convoy
9. Micron Convoy
10. Grand Convoy
11. Galaxy Convoy
Fourth box, paste/glue your points in here, these can be either TG (3 votes), Go (3 votes), or GT (1 vote) points, every visitor to the Tokyo Toy Show also received a TTS point (1 vote and only 1 per person)
Site sponsor Robotkingdom has kindly shared a copy of the ballot:
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Posted by Bumblevivisector on June 18th, 2013 @ 11:24am CDT
7 out of these 11 would seem to be lacking something if not followed up with an MP of the lieutenant(s) they combine with. Or is the idea that the choice actually determines the next 2 or 3 MPs? I haven't been following this.
Posted by Rushie on June 18th, 2013 @ 11:35am CDT
The other seven (BW, Lion Convoy, Big Convoy, RID, Armada, Energon, Cybertron) all have pretty good figures already. I guess Armada could use some more articulation. But otherwise they seem like a waste of a Masterpiece slot.
Posted by Lackadaisical on June 18th, 2013 @ 11:59am CDT
Posted by Deruji on June 18th, 2013 @ 12:21pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Pretty weird how the voting system works. So if I get this right:
1) Only one character per ballot
2) Do NOT give your return address, otherwise the votes will be rendered invalid.
I can't tell if there's a restriction on the amount of points you can actually put on the ballot.
Yes, one character per postcard. Since these are postcards, it seems that no return address or name is required, which makes sense since it is a vote and not a correspondence.
The instructions say to print it out on A4 sized paper, cut along the lines then fold it in half and glue it together to form the postcard. And of course to fill it out and use appropriate postage.
Deadline is the 31. of August
Posted by hinomars19 on June 18th, 2013 @ 12:35pm CDT
Lackadaisical wrote:Surely someone said this before, but I think this time the votes aren't to define a new mold, but only to people choose which is the next figure to be released as an "asia exclusive" masterpiece, meaning, same treat which has had movie leader Bumbblebee or Movie Leader Starscream or movie leader Brawl most recently. But I really don't think they're serioulsy planning on a new mold based on these votes. Just what I think.
really not sure what makes you think that. Besides, the Japanese text clearly says something about the masterpiece series. Your talking about the premiums. Brawl was released under the premium label. Bumblebee and Starscream were 'movie masterpieces' and were not fancy re-decos to the Japanese-it was the only way they were being released there at all. If I end up being wrong, feel free to slap me, but a few weeks ago we did see that boardroom/ brainstorming photograph of designers fiddling with the original toys of Ginrai and Saber and had sketch designs for Ginrai's head on a white board. Non of that is needed if they just re-paint an existing mold.
I'm having difficulty seeing why so many people are finding it hard to grasp (from responses on a previous thread) that this is TTs way of celebrating the 30th anniversary of the franchise with a special one-off MP figure. Why be such grouches? So it's a giant list of Primes. Japan love their commanders, so why can't TT celebrate in their own way?
What would we all think if a bunch of Japanese fans hounded our Botcon hall of fame because not once has Star Sabre, Dai Atlas or any other Japanese character been nominated (and is very VERY unlikely to be anytime soon)?
If I end up being wrong, I'll happily put my hand up to it.
Posted by sdn1337 on June 18th, 2013 @ 1:00pm CDT
You can say that for Armada Prime too, except the articulation.
Like I said before doing MP's of those characters would be wasting development time.
Even though recently I saw a custom MP Primal. It looked pretty awesome.
But I feel like the ones who deserve a Masterpiece are Powermaster Prime, Fortress Maximus (even though he's been recently reissued, it would still be SICK... two headmasters on an MP?), Dai Atlas, and Star Sabre.
Hey I actually would want to see all of those characters have a Masterpiece. That would probably take 7 years though.
Posted by YRQRM0 on June 18th, 2013 @ 1:39pm CDT
Posted by Manterax Prime on June 18th, 2013 @ 1:44pm CDT
How about an MP Primal and I'll call it a day.
Posted by Mindmaster on June 18th, 2013 @ 2:00pm CDT
Posted by hinomars19 on June 18th, 2013 @ 2:05pm CDT
YRQRM0 wrote:I need an MP Armada Prime. I want a supermode with hip and knee joints, and a regular mode with Shoulder joints!
Can't help thinking the same thing.
Posted by Dead Metal on June 18th, 2013 @ 4:16pm CDT
Also, to the guys doing this, vote for Optimus Primal. So commands Dead Metal
Posted by Sabrblade on June 18th, 2013 @ 8:35pm CDT
Super Fire Convoy, Galaxy Convoy, and Beast Wars Telemocha Series Convoy (who IMO, already works great enough for a "MP Optimus Primal" in terms of size, deco, and mold), for instance, are some of the best Convoy toys we've ever gotten.
Posted by Arctorro on June 18th, 2013 @ 8:40pm CDT
Posted by DTR69 on June 19th, 2013 @ 11:36am CDT
The only non G1 character I would like to see is Galaxy Force Convoy, but lets face it, his toy is pretty good anyway, and G1 figures are the ones that look the best and need an MP overhaul to realise there true potential.
If they make Star Sbare it's lining up a victory Leo and therefor a Victory Sabre so that would be a great one. Also God Ginrai especialy if they make a God Bomber too, woul dbe great, I hope it would be based more on the anime version with better proportioned legs as the main problem with the toy wa sthe akward legs and even that box art rendering isn't great. Dai Atlas is ok, I had the toy and he had a weird head, but an MP version could solve that, but still, his alt mode isn't great and the colours and overall asthetics aren't the best in the line up. I had a knock off version, so maybe that has tainted my opinion but it was pretty close, and looking at the colours they were the same, but its the design features like the wings an dthat, usualy I like wings on a robot like the seekers, etc but they were a hiderance aon the toy and overall, I just don't have a yerning to see this charcter brought MP standards, but if it's Dai Atlas or a non G1 character then I would go with Dai Atlas.
So my vote is definetly Star Sabre or God Ginrai, both will lead to extra MPs such as Victory Leo and God Bomber, and they will make for great visualy appealing creations.
Posted by DTR69 on June 19th, 2013 @ 11:46am CDT
Posted by Black Bumblebee on June 19th, 2013 @ 4:49pm CDT
Posted by Sabrblade on July 23rd, 2013 @ 11:45am CDT
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transform ... -vote.html
Currently, Star Saber is in the lead.
2nd place is currently occupied by Micron Densetsu Convoy, with Dai Atlas in 3rd place.
These are not the winners, just the current leaders in the poll.
Posted by Convotron on July 23rd, 2013 @ 12:09pm CDT
I would love to see a Micron Densetsu Convoy in MP form.
Posted by El Duque on July 23rd, 2013 @ 1:55pm CDT
Here's a list of all the characters in the running:
Posted by Mindmaster on July 23rd, 2013 @ 2:08pm CDT
So could the runner-ups also receive MP toys?