Masterpiece MP-34S Shadow Panther (Beast Wars)

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Re: Masterpiece MP-34S Shadow Panther (Beast Wars)

Postby Flashwave » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:02 pm

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"Insufficent Stock Levels?" That seems odd. Unless insufficent stock means "We didnt order it from Takara". But still, makes me wonder if this is just the Admin limiting excess product or if something else is going on?
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Re: Masterpiece MP-34S Shadow Panther (Beast Wars)

Postby william-james88 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:01 pm

Flashwave wrote:"Insufficent Stock Levels?" That seems odd. Unless insufficent stock means "We didnt order it from Takara". But still, makes me wonder if this is just the Admin limiting excess product or if something else is going on?


it means they are no longer getting any.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-34S Shadow Panther (Beast Wars)

Postby Black Bumblebee » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:07 pm

Yeah, Takara isn't going to sell any product on credit to a store that's going to be closing, after all...
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Re: Masterpiece MP-34S Shadow Panther (Beast Wars)

Postby Ultra Markus » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:36 pm

Motto: "“You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” - Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight"
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you can still get the figure just not through toys r us, right?
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Re: Masterpiece MP-34S Shadow Panther (Beast Wars)

Postby Emerje » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:31 am

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Ultra Markus wrote:you can still get the figure just not through toys r us, right?

Correct, the figure is still in production and will still be available from other sellers.

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Re: Masterpiece MP-34S Shadow Panther (Beast Wars)

Postby Carnivius_Prime » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:58 am

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Emerje wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:you can still get the figure just not through toys r us, right?

Correct, the figure is still in production and will still be available from other sellers.

Emerje


But the money you wanted to use to purchase one is now stuck as credit for a dying store?
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Re: Masterpiece MP-34S Shadow Panther (Beast Wars)

Postby Emerje » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:24 am

Motto: "*Shrug*"
Weapon: Saw-Edged Pincer
Carnivius_Prime wrote:
Emerje wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:you can still get the figure just not through toys r us, right?

Correct, the figure is still in production and will still be available from other sellers.

Emerje


But the money you wanted to use to purchase one is now stuck as credit for a dying store?

In Australia, yes, as that's the only TRU that is/was offering it (not even in Japan). Sounds like they do have alternate ways of getting their money back, though. It's kinda dumb that they took payment in advance, most stores, including US TRU, don't charge for pre-orders until the items come in stock.

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New In Package Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-34S Shadow Panther & Collector Coin

Postby Va'al » Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:07 am

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Via regular source of news Weibo, and its user 蓝色正午, we have some in hand images of the packaging for the Takara Tomy Transformers Beast Wars Masterpiece MP-34S Shadow Panther! You'll remember that the figure is a black redeco of MP-34 Cheetor, with the addition of a new battle / mutant mask, a communicator arm band and swappable facial expressions. The character of Shadow Panther is a homage to the old Takara Tomy Beast Wars D-7 Shadow Panther, also a repaint of the first Beast Wars cast member toy - our gallery can be seen here.

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Re: Masterpiece MP-34S Shadow Panther (Beast Wars)

Postby mentre83 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:37 am

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I'm not entirely pleased by the alt. mode, but having MPs of non-show characters is definitely neat... even if probably they'll release only those that were repaints of major characters.

Speaking of which... no plans for a re-release of Cheetor? It's the only BW MP that is almost impossible to find at a decent (honest?) price.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-34S Shadow Panther (Beast Wars)

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Re: Masterpiece MP-34S Shadow Panther (Beast Wars)

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:03 pm

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I'm liking the contrasting paint apps to Cheetor. I think I'll display him with the Mutant Mask though. To differentiate him from Cheetor and because he isn't a "real" character, so he could look like anything regardless. The mask seems more fitting for a Predacon face, as only Megatron and Terrorsaur ever had standard faces.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-34S Shadow Panther (Beast Wars)

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:00 am

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He arrived yesterday and I am very pleased with my first BW MP redeco. The problems I had with Cheetor seem lessened by a more understated and uniform colour palette. The Mutant Mask is actually the best face sculpt he has. So shiny, it suits the change in aesthetic more so than the standard Cheetor faces. Of course the altmode isn't a panther, but in my case that comes down to nitpicking as I didn't really like the articulation proportions of Cheetor's Beast Mode either.

Very pleased with the first MP Predacon overall. Cheetor is still my least favourite MP Beast Wars figure so far.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-34S Shadow Panther (Beast Wars)

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:04 am

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In the end, I did find a picture to illustrate what I was saying. The Mutant Mask as the default face for Shadow Panther. It really suits him much better than the Bot faces and aesthetically gives him a bit more of an individual identity, other than just being a black Cheetor redeco.

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Re: Masterpiece MP-34S Shadow Panther (Beast Wars)

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:06 pm

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It also fits with how all the first-year Deluxe Predacons used their mutant heads as their default heads in the show while all the first-year Deluxe Maximals used their normal heads.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-34S Shadow Panther (Beast Wars)

Postby Nathaniel Prime » Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:13 pm

Motto: "The only difference between a hero and the villain is that the villain chooses to use that power in a way that is selfish and hurts other people."
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About Shadow Panther, how is the paint chipping on him? No one has ever answered that question for me. Is it more like Cheetor, or is it like Dinobot?
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Re: Masterpiece MP-34S Shadow Panther (Beast Wars)

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:37 am

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Personally I've had none. Granted I don't play with my Masterpiece figures. He has been posed in the same way on the same shelf since I bought him.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-34S Shadow Panther (Beast Wars)

Postby Nathaniel Prime » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:13 am

Motto: "The only difference between a hero and the villain is that the villain chooses to use that power in a way that is selfish and hurts other people."
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AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Personally I've had none. Granted I don't play with my Masterpiece figures. He has been posed in the same way on the same shelf since I bought him.


Not even once transformed this guy? Well, more power to you for avoiding the issue altogether! ;)
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Re: Masterpiece MP-34S Shadow Panther (Beast Wars)

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:15 am

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Nathaniel Prime wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Personally I've had none. Granted I don't play with my Masterpiece figures. He has been posed in the same way on the same shelf since I bought him.


Not even once transformed this guy? Well, more power to you for avoiding the issue altogether! ;)


Absolutely not. I transform them once out of Beast Mode into Bot Mode and there they remain. Dinobot, for example, was enough hassle to transform without a repeat performance.
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