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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby Ironhidensh » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:50 pm

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Ironhidensh wrote:I learned two things from an Amazon.jp email this morning:

1) Bee 45 has been pushed back till late November.

2) I’m a dipshit who didn’t follow up to make sure my pre order cancelled, and now I’m past the cut off date.

Noticed the same thing with my MP Blackarchnia. I wanted to cancel my Amazon JP pre-order after i won her from another source, but I was 2 months too late to cancel.


I'm hesitant to recommend this but you could just not pay for it. I'm not sure how that would effect your being able to pre-order from Amazon Japan in the future but it is an option.

I wouldn't do that. I don't like not paying and risking it



Same here. Feels too shady for me. The thing that really sucks, is resisting the temptation to open it when it arrives.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby -Kanrabat- » Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:42 pm

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Ironhidensh wrote:Same here. Feels too shady for me. The thing that really sucks, is resisting the temptation to open it when it arrives.


Know what? You're already ballz-deep in your commitment. Might as well reach the climax and unbox the thing.
Sure, this figure is a train-wreck in pictures. But in hands, it may still be fun and interesting despite the horribleness. Kinda like the cult classic Freddy got fingered. Trash movie, but there's that something that make it ironically great.

At worst, just re-pack it in the box and say in your Ebay listing that the box was "open for inspection".
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby Cyberpath » Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:17 am

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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:20 am

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Good god. Those feet alone really are embarrassing.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby Cyberpath » Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:47 am

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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:39 am

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Cyberpath wrote:Remember this wizardry?

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An ancient technique for a more civilized age.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby Ironhidensh » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:52 am

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Fold, fold, tuck. It’s not magic, it’s extremely basic, and only serves to point out how incredibly and inexcusably lazy the designers were with this new ‘bee.


Alt mode looks great though.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby Cyberpath » Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:43 am

It's basic only after someone comes up with it. But before that there were two (Not) MP Infernos that didn't have it.

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I wonder if this Bumblebee mess will encourage 3P to take a shot at it, too.




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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby -Kanrabat- » Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:36 pm

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The Brand Loyalists will cry out, but I'm pretty sure that 3P will make a better "MP toon-Bee". It will be cheaper too, ironically.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:33 pm

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-Kanrabat- wrote:The Brand Loyalists will cry out, but I'm pretty sure that 3P will make a better "MP toon-Bee". It will be cheaper too, ironically.

Ah, the original MP Bee is cheaper and better-engineered. No need for any third-party toy.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby -Kanrabat- » Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:07 pm

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RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:The Brand Loyalists will cry out, but I'm pretty sure that 3P will make a better "MP toon-Bee". It will be cheaper too, ironically.

Ah, the original MP Bee is cheaper and better-engineered. No need for any third-party toy.


But muh toon accuracy?
Still, the OG MP Bee is the better toy and the "definitive" MP Bee for me.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby ZeroWolf » Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:26 pm

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I still say the designers did it as an act of protest against toon accuracy to that extent, they just didn't expect their bosses to put it into production. I mean they get paid either way at the end of the day.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:23 pm

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The 2 worst things about this Bee are his egregious feet that are bad from every angle, and the fact that like Prime, he only uses a tiny amount of his actual alt mode for robot mode.

The G1 MPs are becoming more like the MPMs, maybe even surpassing them in terms of alt mode bits hidden away. (MPMs > G1 Toon MPs)
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby -Kanrabat- » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:43 pm

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D-Maximal_Primal wrote:The 2 worst things about this Bee are his egregious feet that are bad from every angle, and the fact that like Prime, he only uses a tiny amount of his actual alt mode for robot mode.

The G1 MPs are becoming more like the MPMs, maybe even surpassing them in terms of alt mode bits hidden away. (MPMs > G1 Toon MPs)


I love shellformers when they are well executed and/or fun to play with. But the current Geewun MP line is getting ridiculous... with an even more egregious price tag.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby Cyberpath » Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:08 am

Stock photos from Hasbro, they don't disappoint with the mistransformation.

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He's packed with stickers(?) representing:

• The cosmic rust

• Morphobot spores from Quest for Survival

• Ice cream from Child's Play

• A couple of to replace the :BOT: on his bumper. (going around the copyrights of "I NY".)


Why would anyone use these though?
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby -Kanrabat- » Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:25 am

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Cyberpath wrote:Why would anyone buy this though?


Fixed.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby Cyberpath » Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:48 pm

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He looks pretty dope when the "kibble" is masterfully hidden.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:57 pm

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That face, though...

Not how he looked in the cartoon.

He didn't have such puffy lips, and the outlines around his face weren't dug into his metal skin.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby Cyberpath » Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:13 pm

That's right, the lines weren't carved into his face in the cartoon, the outlines represented different facets. But I suspect that the designers thought that without them, at this size and general lighting the shape alone would be too subtle and get lost.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:14 pm

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That face is a definite, 'stare into my soul and try to rip it out!' look.
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Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee Stock and In Hand Images

Postby Bounti76 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:12 pm

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Can you not wait to get your hands on the next Masterpiece figure, a cartoon-accurate Bumblebee? Thanks to Seibertonian Cyberpath and Twitter user ArrvlFrmCybrtrn, we not only have stock images of the Hasbro release of MP-45, we also have several in hand images! Let's take a look!

As as the show (and toy altmode) accurate Bumblebee is a Takara initiated figure, it will be sold in the U.S., but with a black slipcover, that being the only change to it before it's imported to the U.S. for sale.

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As these next two photos show, Bumblebee will come with a gun, a blast effect for the gun, another creepily-faceless Spike Witwicky figure, and interestingly, a sticker sheet. These stickers seem to give the option of covering the :BOT: symbol on his license plate with a red heart, so as to not technically infringe on the "I (Heart) NY trademark. He also comes with stickers representing the ice cream splotches from the "Child's Play" episode of the G1 cartoon, rust patches from the "Cosmic Rust" episode and Morphobot spores from "Quest For Survival".


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Next, we've got a great shot of the '84 main cast, many of them in their MP+ decos- a great way to see exactly how MP-45 scales with the other toys he's likely to be displayed with.

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Then we have some nice poses showing off his poseability and cartoon accurate robot mode.

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MP-45 was originally scheduled to be released in Japan this Saturday, September 28th, but Takara Tomy Mall's own website shows that he's been delayed to November 23rd. Do you already have your preorder in? Do any of these pictures sway you towards picking this figure up? Any speculation as to the delay of this figure? Feel free to discuss below!
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby -Kanrabat- » Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:18 pm

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Honestly, make that MP 50% less expensive and I may bite.
For novelty's sake.
But not a cent more. And based on the previous MP Bee, it's a high possibility.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby TulioDude » Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:36 pm

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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby Emerje » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:05 pm

Motto: "*Shrug*"
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All that paint rub is rather concerning.

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