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Masterpiece MP-12+ Lambor Anime Color Edition

Postby Kurona » Tue May 30, 2017 7:46 am

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So yeah, MP-12+ Lambor (Sideswipe). I like how this line has only consisted of two characters using the same mold so far.
And it seems these guys only come out as a companion piece to upcoming MPs? Red Alert for Inferno, Sideswipe for Sunstreaker. Almost surprised we didn't get an MP+ Soundwave for Megatron.
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Kurona wrote:So yeah, MP-12+ Lambor (Sideswipe). I like how this line has only consisted of two characters using the same mold so far.
And it seems these guys only come out as a companion piece to upcoming MPs? Red Alert for Inferno, Sideswipe for Sunstreaker. Almost surprised we didn't get an MP+ Soundwave for Megatron.
Lamborghini apparently isn't as restrictive as we all thought :-D

It would've been nice, instead of the Hasbro reissue. Still waiting for that MP10+..with cell shading!!

Are we gonna get a new head?! Now that Lambor is one of my favorite MPs again, I wouldn't be opposed to replacing him with the 12+.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-12+ Lambor Anime Color Edition

Postby Kurona » Tue May 30, 2017 11:01 am

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Isn't Sideswipe's head already animation-accurate? I don't have the figure so I can't say for sure - nor have I really looked at any screenshots of the cartoon in a while - but I thought it was cartoon-accurate.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-12+ Lambor Anime Color Edition

Postby william-james88 » Tue May 30, 2017 11:21 am

Kurona wrote:Isn't Sideswipe's head already animation-accurate? I don't have the figure so I can't say for sure - nor have I really looked at any screenshots of the cartoon in a while - but I thought it was cartoon-accurate.

I dont get it either. He looks like he came right off the screen:

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Of course, if he had a cell shaded deco, I would undertand, bu they arent doing that with this line.

The one who would work best for this + line is wheeljack since the MP's colours in robot mode are not anme accurate (not taht I care in the slightest, that toy is amazing)
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Re: Masterpiece MP-12+ Lambor Anime Color Edition

Postby itscramtastic » Tue May 30, 2017 11:22 am

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Maybe a lighter coat of paint?
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Re: Masterpiece MP-12+ Lambor Anime Color Edition

Postby itscramtastic » Tue May 30, 2017 11:23 am

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Move his face forward? It needs to be lit better in all situations. :lol:
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Re: Masterpiece MP-12+ Lambor Anime Color Edition

Postby Sabrblade » Tue May 30, 2017 11:53 am

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Re: Masterpiece MP-12+ Lambor Anime Color Edition

Postby Kurona » Tue May 30, 2017 12:00 pm

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Now that I look at it, Sunstreaker companionship aside I have no idea at all why they're doing this. The colours seem spot on and it's not even like they want to paint over the details to match the current MP line direction, as all the details are themselves cartoon accurate!
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Re: Masterpiece MP-12+ Lambor Anime Color Edition

Postby itscramtastic » Tue May 30, 2017 12:10 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:Three words:

Collapsible hood chest! 8-)
It would be the new ladder magic!! :DANCE:
Kurona wrote:Now that I look at it, Sunstreaker companionship aside I have no idea at all why they're doing this. The colours seem spot on and it's not even like they want to paint over the details to match the current MP line direction, as all the details are themselves cartoon accurate!
A very nice even coat of red paint would make him perfect. Mine has no less than three shades.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-12+ Lambor Anime Color Edition

Postby Relic0037 » Tue May 30, 2017 1:04 pm

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I view the MP-12+ the same way I did the MP-14+

If you have the original release, it's probably not worth buying the new one.
If you don't have Sideswipe yet, it's another option to consider.
I really can't see buying both unless he is one of your favorite characters or if you are a Masterpiece completionist.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-12+ Lambor Anime Color Edition

Postby Cyberpath » Tue May 30, 2017 1:11 pm

I suspect that they will replace his blacks with dark greys. Silver face will be light grey. The car's black stripes ditched. Arms and feet painted with a light bluish-grey. And the cartoon Autobot insignia of course.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-12+ Lambor Anime Color Edition

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Tue May 30, 2017 1:17 pm

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Cyberpath wrote:I suspect that they will replace his blacks with dark greys. Silver face will be light grey. The car's black stripes ditched. Arms and feet painted with a light bluish-grey. And the cartoon Autobot insignia of course.


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Re: Masterpiece MP-12+ Lambor Anime Color Edition

Postby Cyberpath » Tue May 30, 2017 1:21 pm

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Cyberpath wrote:I suspect that they will replace his blacks with dark greys. Silver face will be light grey. The car's black stripes ditched. Arms and feet painted with a light bluish-grey. And the cartoon Autobot insignia of course.


Don't forget the headlights! :-$

He had headlights in the cartoon. ;)
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Re: Masterpiece MP-12+ Lambor Anime Color Edition

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Tue May 30, 2017 1:35 pm

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Cyberpath wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Cyberpath wrote:I suspect that they will replace his blacks with dark greys. Silver face will be light grey. The car's black stripes ditched. Arms and feet painted with a light bluish-grey. And the cartoon Autobot insignia of course.


Don't forget the headlights! :-$

He had headlights in the cartoon. ;)


Clear or white? ;)
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Re: Masterpiece MP-12+ Lambor Anime Color Edition

Postby Cyberpath » Tue May 30, 2017 1:38 pm

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Cyberpath wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Cyberpath wrote:I suspect that they will replace his blacks with dark greys. Silver face will be light grey. The car's black stripes ditched. Arms and feet painted with a light bluish-grey. And the cartoon Autobot insignia of course.


Don't forget the headlights! :-$

He had headlights in the cartoon. ;)


Clear or white? ;)


Well, MP-39 Sunstreaker has clear headlights so I guess they'd want to match that. Never liked how they painted over the real-car details of MP-14+ anyway.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-12+ Lambor Anime Color Edition

Postby MrBlack » Wed May 31, 2017 8:10 pm

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If that's the new Sideswipe, it looks like the gun is recolored and the formerly silver parts are now white.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-12+ Lambor Anime Color Edition

Postby Kurona » Wed May 31, 2017 8:33 pm

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The tires are gray, the black triangle on his outer shin is now red, the red piece above his foot is now black and I can't entirely tell but the silver part seem to now be mold in flat colours and the Autobot symbol from this angle looks slightly different. This could very well be MP-12+.
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Masterpiece MP-12+ Lambor (Cartoon-accurate Sideswipe) revealed

Postby Kurona » Wed May 31, 2017 8:46 pm

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Courtesy of fellow Seibertronian Bumblebee21, we have from Robot Kingdom's website a picture of the second figure in the animation-accurate MP+ line, Lambor - AKA Sideswipe! Straight from the Tokyo Toy Show, this redeco of the original Lamborghini Masterpiece shows very few differences; but rest assured they are there. If you want even more angles, turns out the Masterpiece Sideswipe from the MP-39 Sunstreaker picture is in fact MP-12+! So take a gander at both pictures and tell us what you think in the Energon Pub!

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Re: Masterpiece MP-12+ Lambor Anime Color Edition

Postby sol magnus » Wed May 31, 2017 8:55 pm

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Kurona wrote:Now that I look at it, Sunstreaker companionship aside I have no idea at all why they're doing this. The colours seem spot on and it's not even like they want to paint over the details to match the current MP line direction, as all the details are themselves cartoon accurate!

Gotta get the most out of the molds.

I suppose all these individual threads for Masterpiece figures are the expectation, but I am afraid of "content bleed", where the same stuff gets regurgitated over a series of threads now that we have a general discussion thread.

I guess I will have to work harder to have something worth saying.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-12+ Lambor Anime Color Edition

Postby SpikeyTigertron » Wed May 31, 2017 10:11 pm

What differences are folks spotting.. White instead of silver paint for the most part?
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Re: Masterpiece MP-12+ Lambor Anime Color Edition

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Wed May 31, 2017 11:24 pm

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It looks like this version of Sideswipe comes with three different piledrivers. If they would've included a Jetpack I might have double dipped.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-12+ Lambor Anime Color Edition

Postby Emerje » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:27 am

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I'll wait and get it off Mandarake sometime. A lot of MP cars go for cheap on there, for example MP14+ Alert is only 6,500 JPY.

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Re: Masterpiece MP-12+ Lambor Anime Color Edition

Postby Cyberpath » Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:41 am

Here's a clearer image --



Insignia looks the same. Maybe larger.

This appears to use the face-sculpt from the Asian reissue. And maybe it's just the pic but it looks better in white? Less reflections on it.

They painted over the Lamborghini logos, seems unnecessary.

The ball joints are partly white to blend with the thighs.

The wheels are grey because in robot mode they turn light grey. And the rest was mentioned already.

Overall this doesn't look much different, if you don't have an MP-12 yet treat this as a kind of reissue.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-12+ Lambor Anime Color Edition

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Re: Masterpiece MP-12+ Lambor Anime Color Edition

Postby MagicDeath » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:53 am

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Cyberpath wrote:Overall this doesn't look much different, if you don't have an MP-12 yet treat this as a kind of reissue.


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