Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Size Comparison Image

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Size Comparison Image

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 4:06PM CDT

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Courtesy of the TFYuki Twitter account, we get another update on the upcoming Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Star Saber, looking at where it stands - quite literally - compared to its predecessor! Check out the image below, and compare it to the Seibertron.com gallery for further reference.

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Size Comparison Image
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Size Comparison Image (1597117)
Posted by mcfmullen on August 6th, 2014 @ 5:04pm CDT
The ultimate question though is: Is he in scale with the other MPs? They said he's a little taller than Ultra Magnus but is that accurate to the cartoon? I haven't been able to find any size references to confirm this.
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Posted by Agamemnon on August 6th, 2014 @ 5:19pm CDT
mcfmullen wrote:The ultimate question though is: Is he in scale with the other MPs? They said he's a little taller than Ultra Magnus but is that accurate to the cartoon? I haven't been able to find any size references to confirm this.

It's hard to say. The best option from the toons is to compare Sixshot and Magnus from the Headmasters series, and then compare Star Saber and Greatshot, a recolor of Sixshot, from the Victory series.

Or just take some aspirin and lie down before thinking of scale again... 8-}
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Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on August 6th, 2014 @ 8:17pm CDT
I just had a thought. Could there be a possibility of a Masterpiece Victory Leo? ¿Podría ser?
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Posted by Mindmaster on August 6th, 2014 @ 8:21pm CDT
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:I just had a thought. Could there be a possibility of a Masterpiece Victory Leo? ¿Podría ser?


Star Saber is more of a one-off thing in celebration of the thirthieth anniversary. However, it's basically a given that if Takara is unwilling to give Victory Leo the Masterpiece treatment, then third party companies will step up to the challenge. There's also the possibility of backwards compatibility with the original Victory Victory Leo, but as several individuals have pointed out, combination with the twenty-year-old toy would probably be too great a risk.
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Posted by Convoy on August 6th, 2014 @ 8:52pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:There's also the possibility of backwards compatibility with the original Victory Victory Leo, but as several individuals have pointed out, combination with the twenty-year-old toy would probably be too great a risk.


I feel like I'm way more okay with the idea of a tail-end G1 figure combining with a Masterpiece homage than I should be. I admit it would be a pretty cool way to bridge the lines, especially for the Japanese 30th. Heck, it's been done with Skoponok and Cerebros. I'm even more okay with it if it results in both Victory Leo and Star Saber getting re-issues.

Let's say, go.
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Posted by fenrir72 on August 6th, 2014 @ 9:46pm CDT
I wonder how the "brainmaster" face gimmick will be implemented here..........very curious and excited.

Oh,pray to Primus that old elevator shoes/backpack power up mushroom Victory Leo will be also be released.
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Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 6th, 2014 @ 10:58pm CDT
fenrir72 wrote:I wonder how the "brainmaster" face gimmick will be implemented here..........very curious and excited.

Oh,pray to Primus that old elevator shoes/backpack power up mushroom Victory Leo will be also be released.


Don't forget it was a quad changer too.
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Posted by Sabrblade on August 6th, 2014 @ 11:32pm CDT
mcfmullen wrote:The ultimate question though is: Is he in scale with the other MPs? They said he's a little taller than Ultra Magnus but is that accurate to the cartoon? I haven't been able to find any size references to confirm this.
Sadly, it looks like he won't be.

In the Victory cartoon, Star Saber was gestalt-sized, whereas this toy looks like it'll be slightly taller than MP Ultra Magnus, who will be about two heads taller than MP-10:



Thus, Star Saber likely, yet unfortunately, won't be as giant as he was in the cartoon:



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Posted by guarayakha on August 7th, 2014 @ 12:37am CDT
mcfmullen wrote:The ultimate question though is: Is he in scale with the other MPs? They said he's a little taller than Ultra Magnus but is that accurate to the cartoon? I haven't been able to find any size references to confirm this.


Going by memory here:

StarSaber= Slightly larger than GodGinrai
Regular Ginrai= Approx/Same size as Optimus = Mp-10
GinraiSuperMode is at least twice as tall if scaled correctly.

So yeah, he's not in scale, but an impressive size nonetheless.
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Posted by ZeroWolf on August 7th, 2014 @ 5:04am CDT
Can't wait till he's released, for me scale doesn't matter, especially since he's a special one off
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Size Comparison Image (1597282)
Posted by mcfmullen on August 7th, 2014 @ 9:05am CDT
Well if he is gestalt size, I wouldn't expect him to be in scale, but I would hope he is relatively close. For example, MP-08 Grimlock isn't "in scale" but is so close it might as well be considered as such. One head height isn't an end-all-be-all. Same with MP-09.

However, from the looks of the screenshots, wheeljack and sideswip are just a little taller than Star Saber's knees. Since both are about MP-10 waist height and Star Saber will be about 3 heads taller than optimus (one taller than magnus) I'd think the scale is close enough.
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Posted by Sabrblade on August 7th, 2014 @ 9:34am CDT
mcfmullen wrote:Well if he is gestalt size, I wouldn't expect him to be in scale, but I would hope he is relatively close. For example, MP-08 Grimlock isn't "in scale" but is so close it might as well be considered as such. One head height isn't an end-all-be-all. Same with MP-09.

However, from the looks of the screenshots, wheeljack and sideswip are just a little taller than Star Saber's knees. Since both are about MP-10 waist height and Star Saber will be about 3 heads taller than optimus (one taller than magnus) I'd think the scale is close enough.
Yeah, I starting to think that he might at least look close to show scale with the MP Autobot Cars, especiaaly after seeing this pic of Saber (not Star Saber, but his standard robot form Saber) standing next to MP Prowl:

https://twitter.com/TFYUKI/status/497306528089509888/


As Prowl was about the same height as Perceptor (according to the official G1 scale guide), who was about the same height as Saber.



Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Size Comparison Image (1597299)
Posted by Dr Va'al on August 7th, 2014 @ 10:16am CDT
After yesterday's size comparison shot of the upcoming Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber in its powered up mode, TFYuki has posted another image, this time showing off Saber, the smaller robot, compared to MP Prowl. Check out the image mirrored below, thanks to Seibertron.com member Sabrblade!

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Posted by proximus on August 7th, 2014 @ 11:34am CDT
"He's standing behind me...isn't he?"
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Posted by Rodimus Prime on August 7th, 2014 @ 12:14pm CDT
I can't wait to see final shots of Star Saber. I was never much into the japanese G1, but the toy itself looks pretty good just to pose on a shelf. That MP Magnus looks hideous, but that Prowl looks pretty good. I was on the fence about him, but I might just have to pick him up. G1 Prowl was my 1st ever TF toy, and I haz teh nostalgiks.
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Posted by mcfmullen on August 7th, 2014 @ 1:35pm CDT
Magnus looks great! Prowl has been out for almost a year...
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Posted by shajaki on August 7th, 2014 @ 6:14pm CDT
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Posted by Stormrider on August 7th, 2014 @ 8:20pm CDT
What are the features on this figure? Will it have a headmaster and combat station mode?
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Posted by Agamemnon on August 7th, 2014 @ 8:33pm CDT
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Posted by mcfmullen on August 7th, 2014 @ 8:45pm CDT
Read the news and your questions will be answered.

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