Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby Wolfman Jake » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:26 pm

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chuckdawg1999 wrote:Does anybody know how the fans in Japan or reacting to this figure, are they giving Takara any grief directly?


I'd be interested to know this as well. MP-45 Bumblebee just doesn't do it for me. But I've been complaining about Takara Tomy's path toward Masterpiece Transformers having a more "animated" look for quite some time. This is not what I want. I'd like to go back to the toy/cartoon/real world hybrid that we had for the longest time with this line.


I'll be honest, I'm getting this figure anyway because I still have hope that it'll be so much better in hand but I'm really starting to have a hard time with it, and it's squarely due to the feet.


Exactly. The proportions are understandable looking at the animation model, and the backpack is forgivable since it's a conceit of so many other Transformers toys, but those feet are just awful eyesores all the way around.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:29 pm

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The flaws for this toy are less 'death of a thousand cuts' for me, and more 'death by several large stab wounds'. The feet, the backpack, the head, the price... It's just borderline insulting to me.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby Optimutt » Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:16 pm

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procyon wrote:Found this link, and found it super interesting. Kind of confirms my bias: http://www.tfarchive.com/toys/reference ... _heads.php
Wow that is a lot of head.


Worth noting is that even tho the Classic Pretender is supposed to be Bumblebee, the head sculpt is clearly based on Cliffjumper ;) Would be pretty funny if TakaraTomy sneaked that one in somewhere.


Pretender Bumblebee as Cliffjumper would have been an amazing BotCon exclusive back in the day. Toss in Pretender Skywarp and Pretender Thundercracker along with Pretender Ricochet and that would have made for a cool set.


What an awesome idea! And Overkill for Grimlock.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby Ironhidensh » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:15 am

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I still want to know what the hell they were thinking (or smoking) when they approved this design for production.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby Cyberpath » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:32 am

Ironhidensh wrote:I still want to know what the hell they were thinking (or smoking) when they approved this design for production.


"We need to get this out while the Bumblebee film is still a thing"....?

He looks good in that photo though, that's actually why I posted it. Except for the back of his feet. And we know what a mess his back is. Oh well!
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:43 am

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Poor Bee have crumpled paper balls as feet.

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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby Ironhidensh » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:33 am

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-Kanrabat- wrote:Poor Bee have crumpled paper balls as feet.

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This is the best description I've heard yet! :lol:


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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:06 pm

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Still a hard pass for me. It's almost embarrassing.
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