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Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll

Transformers News: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 6:57AM CST

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It's time! The Takara Tomy Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll has closed and the results are in, ready to be revealed to all Transformers fans. The full ceremony can be viewed through the video below, from the official TakaraTomy YouTube channel. For everyone else, here are the exciting results ...


...and here are the results in order from the least votes to the most votes:

11th Fortress Maximus
10th Grand Convoy
9th Raio (Leo) Convoy
8th Big Convoy
7th Galaxy Convoy
6th Beast Wars Convoy (Optimus Primal)

5. Super Fire Convoy
Transformers News: Winner announced for Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll


4. Transformers Zone Dai Atlas
Transformers News: Winner announced for Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll


3. Super Ginrai
Transformers News: Winner announced for Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll


2. Micron Densetsu Convoy
Transformers News: Winner announced for Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll


And the winner is..
Transformers News: Winner announced for Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll

1. Star Saber!

Also shown were a couple of Star Saber's character models from the Victory series. It is highly possible that this is the look that Takara Tomy wants to achieve with this Masterpiece figure. Stay tuned to Seibertron.com for further details as they become available.

Transformers News: Winner announced for Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll

Transformers News: Winner announced for Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll
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Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530688)
Posted by 1984forever on November 19th, 2013 @ 7:10am CST
What? Why!? WHY waste time making this piece of junk from the waning days of G1 when there are so many characters from the 1984 cast they have yet to put in MP form? The current pace of the their MP releases has been beyond lazy and yet they have time to jerk around with Star Saber??? :BOOM:
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530690)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 19th, 2013 @ 7:23am CST
Called it.
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530692)
Posted by fenrir72 on November 19th, 2013 @ 7:30am CST
84forever wrote:What? Why!? WHY waste time making this piece of junk from the waning days of G1 when there are so many characters from the 1984 cast they have yet to put in MP form? The current pace of the their MP releases has been beyond lazy and yet they have time to jerk around with Star Saber??? :BOOM:


As Saberblade called it......he's insanely popular in Japan. American opinions don't amount to cr@p over the domestic (Japanese) views.

:APPLAUSE: Hopefully this is translated into reality (but then if Saber is made then Victory Leo can"t be far behind?), this may mark a ground breaking trend for a Masterpiece power up fig for the latter.
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530693)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 19th, 2013 @ 7:32am CST
I guess you could say Star Saber just nabbed himself a sweet... *puts on sunglasses* ...victory.

...Right, I'll escort myself out.

84forever wrote:What? Why!? WHY waste time making this piece of junk from the waning days of G1 when there are so many characters from the 1984 cast they have yet to put in MP form? The current pace of the their MP releases has been beyond lazy and yet they have time to jerk around with Star Saber??? :BOOM:


1. The poll is based on the Autobot Commanders from Headmasters to Cybertron. There would've been no way to vote for other characters. Besides, why celebrate the Transformers' 30th anniversary with a character that could get MP treatment later on when it could be celebrated by making an MP of a Convoy? ;)

2. Star Saber is insanely popular in Japan. It was virtually no contest, he's that popular. And I don't blame them. He has an awesome, streamlined design, in my opinion.
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530704)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 19th, 2013 @ 8:01am CST
Also, "This video is private". Boo.
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530706)
Posted by soundwave87 on November 19th, 2013 @ 8:13am CST
84forever wrote:What? Why!? WHY waste time making this piece of junk from the waning days of G1 when there are so many characters from the 1984 cast they have yet to put in MP form? The current pace of the their MP releases has been beyond lazy and yet they have time to jerk around with Star Saber??? :BOOM:



I agree with you
I agree with you ...
:BOOM:
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530707)
Posted by bluecatcinema on November 19th, 2013 @ 8:16am CST
Sweet! Can't wait to see the Super Mode. Do you think they'll keep the Brainmaster gimmick?
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530708)
Posted by megatronus on November 19th, 2013 @ 8:17am CST
I'm excited to see how they pull him off! :D
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530712)
Posted by MR Optimus Prime on November 19th, 2013 @ 8:36am CST
Okay so a Masterpiece of an alt mode that does not exist. Got ya.
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530714)
Posted by Shadowstream on November 19th, 2013 @ 9:02am CST
The Results are in
Victory to Star Saber
Haters be whining
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530718)
Posted by Caelus on November 19th, 2013 @ 9:16am CST
Hey, another villain in Masterpiece form that's not a seeker.*






*Because to heck with G1, all I care about at this point is the IDW comics.
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530720)
Posted by Moonbug on November 19th, 2013 @ 9:35am CST
Va'al wrote:Here are a couple of designs that were shown as well of the upcoming Masterpiece Star Saber.


Umm, you do realise that those are not designs of the MP figure right? Those are the character models from the Victory series bible and are clearly dated by the stamp on the bottom. All of the models shown during the Fans Choice poll were pre-existing artwork from the each lines series bibles and not new designs.
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530721)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 19th, 2013 @ 9:42am CST
Moonbug wrote:
Va'al wrote:Here are a couple of designs that were shown as well of the upcoming Masterpiece Star Saber.


Umm, you do realise that those are not designs of the MP figure right? Those are the character models from the Victory series bible and are clearly dated by the stamp on the bottom. All of the models shown during the Fans Choice poll were pre-existing artwork from the each lines series bibles and not new designs.
What Moonbug said.
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530723)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 19th, 2013 @ 9:48am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Moonbug wrote:
Va'al wrote:Here are a couple of designs that were shown as well of the upcoming Masterpiece Star Saber.


Umm, you do realise that those are not designs of the MP figure right? Those are the character models from the Victory series bible and are clearly dated by the stamp on the bottom. All of the models shown during the Fans Choice poll were pre-existing artwork from the each lines series bibles and not new designs.
What Moonbug said.


But one could argue that the Masterpiece figure would be based on that design, given a few liberties, like with the current Masterpieces. My main concerns would have to be the knee and waist joints of the Star Saber form.
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530724)
Posted by Seibertron on November 19th, 2013 @ 9:53am CST
I corrected my error. Sorry ... I should have caught that. I'm just not used to seeing such a large version of that artwork. I think that was actually his design from those Manga comics.
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530725)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 19th, 2013 @ 9:58am CST
My bad as well. I had seen the designs attached to other articles and assumed they were rough sketches for a concept, and had alerted the news team. :oops:
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530726)
Posted by Xephon0930 on November 19th, 2013 @ 10:01am CST
Nice to see quite a number of people acting all butthurt here.


But in all seriousness,I'm glad that the Japanese continuity is finally getting some love and having Star Saber as a prime candidate for the MP treatment is beyond awesome in my mind.

I'm just curious if there will be a Victory Leo release sometime in the future thanks to this.
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530727)
Posted by ScottyP on November 19th, 2013 @ 10:02am CST
Not surprised one bit. Will be a cool toy. I have no connection to the character, but super cool that it's getting done.

If you're angry about this toy getting made ( :lol: , why?), may I point to the title of this thread. Three key words: Takara Fan Poll. They polled Japanese fans. Not you. Not me. Get over it.
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530729)
Posted by Super Megatron on November 19th, 2013 @ 10:06am CST
YES!!!! They're finally making a MP of a REAL Autobot Leader! Just take my money now, Takara!
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530730)
Posted by Ravage XK on November 19th, 2013 @ 10:12am CST
Hmm, doesn't really do anything for me as I don't remember seeing him in G1 cartoons but cool for those who want something a little different.
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530732)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 19th, 2013 @ 10:17am CST
Ravage XK wrote:Hmm, doesn't really do anything for me as I don't remember seeing him in G1 cartoons but cool for those who want something a little different.
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530733)
Posted by Ravage XK on November 19th, 2013 @ 10:20am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Ravage XK wrote:Hmm, doesn't really do anything for me as I don't remember seeing him in G1 cartoons but cool for those who want something a little different.


Ta, still don't remember seeing him. Must have been episodes after Primes death, which I didn't like so much.
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530735)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 19th, 2013 @ 10:23am CST
Ravage XK wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Ravage XK wrote:Hmm, doesn't really do anything for me as I don't remember seeing him in G1 cartoons but cool for those who want something a little different.


Ta, still don't remember seeing him. Must have been episodes after Primes death, which I didn't like so much.
In case it wasn't obvious enough from the Japanese music, he's wasn't in the G1 cartoon. He's the Autobot Supreme Commander from Transformers: Victory. :roll:
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530736)
Posted by Ravage XK on November 19th, 2013 @ 10:26am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Ravage XK wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Ravage XK wrote:Hmm, doesn't really do anything for me as I don't remember seeing him in G1 cartoons but cool for those who want something a little different.


Ta, still don't remember seeing him. Must have been episodes after Primes death, which I didn't like so much.
In case it wasn't obvious enough from the Japanese music, he's wasn't in the G1 cartoon. He's the Autobot Supreme Commander from Transformers: Victory. :roll:



Ahh, well see I couldn't play the clip as You Tube dont allow embedding on that for some reason...... #-o
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530737)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 19th, 2013 @ 10:28am CST
Ravage XK wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Ravage XK wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Ravage XK wrote:Hmm, doesn't really do anything for me as I don't remember seeing him in G1 cartoons but cool for those who want something a little different.


Ta, still don't remember seeing him. Must have been episodes after Primes death, which I didn't like so much.
In case it wasn't obvious enough from the Japanese music, he's wasn't in the G1 cartoon. He's the Autobot Supreme Commander from Transformers: Victory. :roll:



Ahh, well see I couldn't play the clip as You Tube dont allow embedding on that for some reason...... #-o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42oEai8TkJU
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530739)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 19th, 2013 @ 10:39am CST
Ravage XK wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Ravage XK wrote:Hmm, doesn't really do anything for me as I don't remember seeing him in G1 cartoons but cool for those who want something a little different.


Ta, still don't remember seeing him. Must have been episodes after Primes death, which I didn't like so much.


He never appeared in the US run, instead he appeared in the Japan-only Victory series in 1989. Remember, Japan continued while the US stopped.
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530740)
Posted by Ravage XK on November 19th, 2013 @ 10:42am CST
Having seen that, if the toy could do the things that the cartoon could do it would make a pretty decent figure. Something we haven't had before.
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530742)
Posted by MGrotusque on November 19th, 2013 @ 10:52am CST
Star Saber getting MP treatment is a good thing.
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530744)
Posted by Mykltron on November 19th, 2013 @ 10:54am CST
That'll save me some money then. I have no interest in that character.

Also, if that's what the shoulders are going to look like they won't have much range of motion.
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530751)
Posted by hinomars19 on November 19th, 2013 @ 11:19am CST
MR Optimus Prime wrote:Okay so a Masterpiece of an alt mode that does not exist. Got ya.


Look I know illiteracy is rife on the internet but how does one confuse 'masterpiece' with Binaltech'? >:oP

And for those complaining about the poll result, I swear when the votes for Botcon 2014 hall of fame open I'm gonna get some of my Japanese friends to troll the thread with lines like; 'Hey if Laster, Blacker and Braver aren't in the running's then Transformers will be ruined forever!' and
'Way to stop Reflector winning HASBLOW!'

:HEADHURTS:
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530752)
Posted by guarayakha on November 19th, 2013 @ 11:28am CST
Mykltron wrote:That'll save me some money then. I have no interest in that character.

Also, if that's what the shoulders are going to look like they won't have much range of motion.


They could give him extending shoulder joints much like MP-01, no T-pose but still at least a solid 70-ish degree spreading his arms outwards. All he needs to be able to do is reach his back to activate the Saber Blade and maybe hold his sword with both hands.


I think he'll be a treat for any TF fans, G1-purists or not. Seriously, we're talking about a badass Autobot Commander who brings a sword to a blaster-rifle fight, spaghetti western cowboy style. :x
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530753)
Posted by megatronus on November 19th, 2013 @ 11:33am CST
I'll repeat my enthusiasm for this - Star Saber's a neat character, and it will be nice to have another larger MP Autobot to accompany Prime (besides Ultra Magnus, that is).

That said, I hope we see more Decepticons... Megatron, Shockwave, and Reflector should be priorities.
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530759)
Posted by rpetras on November 19th, 2013 @ 11:59am CST
I'll be saving money on Masterpiece figures in the future.


My wallet thanks the voters.
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530760)
Posted by Samsonator on November 19th, 2013 @ 12:00pm CST
Am I the only one surprised how far Armada Prime got in this poll? I mean nobody was going to beat out Star Saber because, c'mon, it's Star Saber, Japan loves him... but Armada Prime coming in second? That is something I could not have foreseen.
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530762)
Posted by Cloudraker_Fastlane on November 19th, 2013 @ 12:06pm CST
Guys why are we complaining?...Am I the only one that looked at star sabre and then second place and thought thank f**k for that :D
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530766)
Posted by EagleTron on November 19th, 2013 @ 12:17pm CST
Star Saber? Are you kidding me? You couldn't pay me big money to buy that cybertronian plastic jumble. >:oP >:oP >:oP >:oP
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530771)
Posted by kirbenvost on November 19th, 2013 @ 12:35pm CST
Sweeeeet. I just got the Robot Masters version for my birthday. He's always been a cool looking character, and even though I still haven't watched Victory, he's one of my favorite designs. If they make a Victory Leo to combine with him I may never need to track down the G1 versions, even if they are my two remaining grails.

Of course, I somehow fear that it will just be a reissue in a nice MP-style box, but hopefully not, and we get a fully-articulated, full-featured MP Star Saber.
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530774)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on November 19th, 2013 @ 12:45pm CST
Im down, bring him on. I always loved star sabers design
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530777)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on November 19th, 2013 @ 12:53pm CST
and of course none of the beasts win i mean why do something different for a change right? But who would've thought armada prime would get 2nd
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530781)
Posted by megatronus on November 19th, 2013 @ 1:10pm CST
Megatron Wolf wrote:and of course none of the beasts win i mean why do something different for a change right? But who would've thought armada prime would get 2nd

The Japanese must love Armada, I guess... or Microns...
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530782)
Posted by Con_Airforce on November 19th, 2013 @ 1:18pm CST
:BOT: Great news! :BOT: Really wanted him to win! I wonder if they'll include a tiny Jan figure, since this little fleshcreature is his adopted son. :lol:
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530784)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 19th, 2013 @ 1:29pm CST
Con_Airforce wrote::BOT: Great news! :BOT: Really wanted him to win! I wonder if they'll include a tiny Jan figure, since this little fleshcreature is his adopted son. :lol:


Would be possible, actually. Convoy had Spike, and King Exkaiser had Kouta, plus his dog Mario. :lol:
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530788)
Posted by Con_Airforce on November 19th, 2013 @ 1:52pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Con_Airforce wrote::BOT: Great news! :BOT: Really wanted him to win! I wonder if they'll include a tiny Jan figure, since this little fleshcreature is his adopted son. :lol:


Would be possible, actually. Convoy had Spike, and King Exkaiser had Kouta, plus his dog Mario. :lol:


If he comes out I'll buy a dollhouse to reenact the scene where he takes Jan to school for the first time 8-} But first I must check what he will be priced at... :-?
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530792)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 19th, 2013 @ 2:00pm CST
Cloudraker_Fastlane wrote:Guys why are we complaining?...Am I the only one that looked at star saber and then second place and thought thank f**k for that :D


But... I like Armada... :-(

EagleTron wrote:Star Saber? Are you kidding me? You couldn't pay me big money to buy that cybertronian plastic jumble. >:oP >:oP >:oP >:oP


I could say the same about the live-action toys too, especially the Dark of the Moon stuff. >:oP

Megatron Wolf wrote:and of course none of the beasts win i mean why do something different for a change right? But who would've thought armada prime would get 2nd


The Beast Era Convoys were fine just as they are. The only real difference would be some minor sculpting differences, some more intricacy in the transformation, and maybe a couple accessories here and there.
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530801)
Posted by Manterax Prime on November 19th, 2013 @ 2:37pm CST
Super Megatron wrote:YES!!!! They're finally making a MP of a REAL Autobot Leader! Just take my money now, Takara!


Some "REAL" leadership he displayed at the end. He practically shoved Dai Atlas into command and left the Autobots high & dry. And he wasn't dying either.

Anywho, I'm not gonna complain. Star Saber is one of those G1 figures that have been awaiting Masterpiece treatment.
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530802)
Posted by ScottyP on November 19th, 2013 @ 2:41pm CST
I'm curious if they're going to try to keep this in "scale", given that he isn't based on an actual vehicle. Someone out there got an animation mockup or something of his height compared to Optimus?
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530805)
Posted by GuyIncognito on November 19th, 2013 @ 2:49pm CST
ScottyP wrote:I'm curious if they're going to try to keep this in "scale", given that he isn't based on an actual vehicle. Someone out there got an animation mockup or something of his height compared to Optimus?


I don't think they go for alt mode scale in MPs, just bot mode scale. Otherwise, Starscream and his buddies would have to be WAY bigger (or the cars would have to be WAY smaller).
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530807)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on November 19th, 2013 @ 3:01pm CST
Star Saber is pretty cool. I used to have the figure (not sure if it was original or KO) but it was fun, and definitely not what I was expecting. He should make for a cool looking MP, esp in alt mode. I still think Super Fire Convoy was the coolest looking in both modes, and the way he suited up was pretty rad.
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530808)
Posted by ausbot on November 19th, 2013 @ 3:08pm CST
All I'm interested in is a Nemesis version (Like in Robotmasters)
Re: Winner revealed from Takara Tomy's Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll (1530812)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on November 19th, 2013 @ 3:57pm CST
I think it's safe to say that everyone expected this

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