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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.

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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:

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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.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Size Comparison Image (1597254)
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/
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As Prowl was about the same height as Perceptor (according to the official G1 scale guide), who was about the same height as Saber.

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Size Comparison Image (1597299)
Posted by 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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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Size Comparison Image (1597338)
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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"you caaant seee meeeee"
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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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"I see dead botttttsssssssss......"
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Size Comparison Image (1597500)
Posted by mcfmullen on August 7th, 2014 @ 8:45pm CDT
Read the news and your questions will be answered.
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Posted by LOST Cybertronian on August 9th, 2014 @ 8:34am CDT
You wanted Masterpiece Star Saber in color? Now you have Masterpiece Star Saber in color. Thanks to Tag Hobby, we get some nice pics of Star Saber in color as well as some unreleased prototypes such as Beast Wars Neo Unicron, Binaltech Black Widow, Classics Glyph, Detritus and the Porsche version of Alternators Jazz. For you Diaclone fans, there is also an impressive Diaclone display. We also get another look at Masterpiece Ultra Magnus and BAPE MP-10 Convoy. These we all on display at the Japan Transformers Expo.

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Size Comparison Image (1597928)
Posted by It Is Him on August 9th, 2014 @ 8:55am CDT
Blue bumblebee! Is this an official Takara display featuring some unused prototypes?
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 9th, 2014 @ 9:17am CDT
It Is Him wrote:Blue bumblebee! Is this an official Takara display featuring some unused prototypes?


Could very well be. Among the confirmed existing prototypes I see:

- BW Neo Unicron (named Neo Unicron)
- Binaltech/Alternator Jazz as a Porsche 986
- Binaltech Black Widow / Rumble? (ended up as BT Arcee)

I also spot:

- Blue Henkei Bumble
- A Swindle redeco of Universe Hound
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Size Comparison Image (1597942)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 9th, 2014 @ 9:24am CDT
Squidward: "IT'S BEAUTIFUL!!!" =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Size Comparison Image (1597950)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on August 9th, 2014 @ 9:36am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
It Is Him wrote:Blue bumblebee! Is this an official Takara display featuring some unused prototypes?


Could very well be. Among the confirmed existing prototypes I see:

- BW Neo Unicron (named Neo Unicron)
- Binaltech/Alternator Jazz as a Porsche 986
- Binaltech Black Widow / Rumble? (ended up as BT Arcee)

I also spot:

- Blue Henkei Bumble
- A Swindle redeco of Universe Hound


They said in the description that it's Glyph and Detritus
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Size Comparison Image (1597953)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 9th, 2014 @ 9:44am CDT
Oh MAN! Guys, click the links over to Tag Hobby and you'll see many MORE images of displays from the Expo, in which we see so many other things including stuff that's rarely ever been seen before!
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Posted by jgilkinson on August 9th, 2014 @ 9:47am CDT
Anyone know who the oversized revolver is above the techno-colored devastator? Also how long do you think we have to wait before we get a masterpiece diaclone Magnus repaint?
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Posted by Sabrblade on August 9th, 2014 @ 9:53am CDT
jgilkinson wrote:Anyone know who the oversized revolver is above the techno-colored devastator?
A Micro Change toy that wasn't used for Transformers.

MC-11 Gun Robo S&W Magnum 44

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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 9th, 2014 @ 9:56am CDT
jgilkinson wrote:Anyone know who the oversized revolver is above the techno-colored devastator? Also how long do you think we have to wait before we get a masterpiece diaclone Magnus repaint?


That's the third Microchange Gun Robo. Two of the Gn Robo, the Walther P38 and M1910 Browning, were turned into Megatron and Browning but the third, a S&W .44 Magnum Revolver, was Microman only.
And that "techno-color" Devastator? His first Diaclone deco ;)
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Size Comparison Image (1597970)
Posted by padfoo on August 9th, 2014 @ 10:49am CDT
Wow, I dont know much about this character but the color pics are very Gundam like.
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Posted by Nemesis Destron on August 9th, 2014 @ 10:54am CDT
So when the hell can we expect to see a MP :CON: leader that surpases the flaws that MP Megatron has... :-?.

And of course the latest images of Star Saber make me want this MP more and more. It will be a part of the select few MP that I own. :VEHI:
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Posted by User897 on August 9th, 2014 @ 11:08am CDT
That Tag Hobby link is a wonderful trip down Memory Lane. :)
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Posted by zodconvoy on August 9th, 2014 @ 11:53am CDT
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That Diaclone Hoist looks like a Rodimus that let himself go.

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ARG! A Swindle I will never own! :BOOM:

welcometothedarksyde wrote:They said in the description that it's ... Detritus


Oh, okay then. Never mind. >:oP
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Posted by griftimus prime on August 9th, 2014 @ 12:10pm CDT
release the unicron mold. i will buy it.
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Posted by ZeroWolf on August 9th, 2014 @ 12:38pm CDT
Each pic of star saber just makes me want him more. That diaclone display is wonderful, I even spotted the trainbots who didn't get released (in Japan) till the Headmasters toyline, although who's the red bot just to the left of powered convoy Magnus? Did diaclone have any fiction at all to go with it?
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Posted by shajaki on August 9th, 2014 @ 12:46pm CDT
zodconvoy wrote:That Diaclone Hoist looks like a Rodimus that let himself go.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
it SO does.
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 9th, 2014 @ 12:48pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Each pic of star saber just makes me want him more. That diaclone display is wonderful, I even spotted the trainbots who didn't get released (in Japan) till the Headmasters toyline, although who's the red bot just to the left of powered convoy Magnus? Did diaclone have any fiction at all to go with it?


Diaclone did get somewhat of a story during the later years, basically humans versus the insectoid Waruder race. That's right: the Insecticons were bad guy mecha :lol:
That red robot is Powered Buggy, you can consider it an upgraded transforming Roller. He was omitted from all Transformer releases.
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Posted by MGrotusque on August 9th, 2014 @ 1:36pm CDT
The forearms on Star Saber are huge, like dealbreaker huge.

I noticed a beast wars Soundwave in one of the pics. Is he a rarity or something?
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Posted by noctorro on August 9th, 2014 @ 1:38pm CDT
Star Saber is huge!
I'll get him for sure.
And please, make that Unicron, you can never have enough Unicrons.

And figures I've never seen before, great pictures!
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Posted by ZeroWolf on August 9th, 2014 @ 1:55pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Each pic of star saber just makes me want him more. That diaclone display is wonderful, I even spotted the trainbots who didn't get released (in Japan) till the Headmasters toyline, although who's the red bot just to the left of powered convoy Magnus? Did diaclone have any fiction at all to go with it?


Diaclone did get somewhat of a story during the later years, basically humans versus the insectoid Waruder race. That's right: the Insecticons were bad guy mecha :lol:
That red robot is Powered Buggy, you can consider it an upgraded transforming Roller. He was omitted from all Transformer releases.

Thanks :D I've always wondered about diaclone, never expected that the insecticons were the main bars :lol: Seems a bit unfair when you line them up against each other.

That unicron, as impressive as it is, why does everyone go crazy about it? People talk about the Armada mold having it's planet shell on its back, Neo Unicron has a whole half of a planet on his back. :???: I know it's the 3rd prototype of a unicron toy (I think at least), the robot mode is nice if you ignore the kibble but I think the one we actually got is better...Why do I get the feeling I've just painted a target on my back...
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Posted by kirbenvost on August 9th, 2014 @ 1:58pm CDT
Yeah, Star Saber is pretty massive. And his 'shirt-cuffs' look huge. :lol: It's a bit of a shock to see him in his Playskool colors, but that's Star Saber. He still looks pretty awesome. I'm a little scared to find out what this guy is going to cost.
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Posted by Nisus on August 9th, 2014 @ 1:59pm CDT
Looking at the Beast Wars pic on the Tag Hobby page, is that a TM Rattrap in TM Cheetor colors?
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Posted by xyl360 on August 9th, 2014 @ 2:06pm CDT
Whoa, they have a blue Optimus Minor on display there! I've got one of those :)!

They also have a very interesting looking Spittor repaint, a Tarantulas (Blackarachnia?) and what looks to be a Beast Wars Mutants Soundwave.
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Posted by xyl360 on August 9th, 2014 @ 2:14pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:...although who's the red bot just to the left of powered convoy Magnus? Did diaclone have any fiction at all to go with it?

That would be Super Buggy/Powered Buggy (depending on the region of release and how he was released):
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It came with the Diaclone Powered Convoy as Powered Buggy, but when released individually by GiG it was called Super Buggy.
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Posted by Delta Magnus on August 9th, 2014 @ 3:19pm CDT
I wonder if there's a chance that Unicron will ever get an official release...
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Posted by thedistinctroom on August 9th, 2014 @ 3:26pm CDT
The head is too small. >:oP
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Posted by DMSL on August 9th, 2014 @ 4:09pm CDT
I really like MP Star Saber. Yeah the forearms are big, but it's not too bad.

Very happy to see the MP Ultra Magnus in these pictures has the blue lower inner legs, the red we have seen in some promo pics look hideous. That gives me hope that the final product will have cartoon accurate colours in botmode.
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Posted by JaffleMaker on August 9th, 2014 @ 7:56pm CDT
Sorry to go off discussion, am I the only person more interested in this picture?http://www.taghobby.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/mps007.jpg

Have these been seen before? I definitely have never seen that alternate Rodimus base.

Back on track love how this guy turned out. Hope he sells really well, well enough to warrant looking at a G1 re-issue.

I also wonder how Hasbro will market this guy if they also decide to release him.
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Posted by WildclawPrime on August 10th, 2014 @ 12:08am CDT
Star Saber's looking very nice. So far so good. Too bad we American Transformers fans rarely got any exposure to him or any of the other Japanese characters when it came to the Takara series. God Ginrai was just a different character who had the body of Powermaster Prime. Well, at least we had Wing Saber in Energon who was an homage to Star Saber. As for some of the prototypes, that Porsche Jazz looks like it could've been an awesome figure 10 years ago.
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Posted by Sabrblade on August 10th, 2014 @ 4:48am CDT
WildclawPrime wrote:Star Saber's looking very nice. So far so good. Too bad we American Transformers fans rarely got any exposure to him or any of the other Japanese characters when it came to the Takara series. God Ginrai was just a different character who had the body of Powermaster Prime. Well, at least we had Wing Saber in Energon who was an homage to Star Saber. As for some of the prototypes, that Porsche Jazz looks like it could've been an awesome figure 10 years ago.
We recently got Star Saber as a fascist religous zealot in the IDW comics:

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