MP 48 Lio Convoy Discussion Thread

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MP 48 Lio Convoy Discussion Thread

Postby bacem » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:30 am

Still in the topic of 2019 tokyo toy show, this is definitely unexpected. Got the info from transfans fb page, MP 48 lio convoy.

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Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:34 am

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Indeed. I do recall mentioning that the Takara Beast Wars characters might be in the MP line some day. Only to be rebuffed with cynicism... He looks nice. But a pass from me. Hopefully not taking the slot of another regular Beast Wars characters MP release.
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Re: More Pics of 2019 Tokyo Show with Siege Mirage, Impactor and $200+ Price Tag for Piranacon

Postby ZeroWolf » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:37 am

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.... That is awesome,and a complete suprise but I'd be lying if I wasn't dreading what the price is going to be for him.
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Re: More Pics of 2019 Tokyo Show with Siege Mirage, Impactor and $200+ Price Tag for Piranacon

Postby Bounti76 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:52 am

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AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Indeed. I do recall mentioning that the Takara Beast Wars characters might be in the MP line some day. Only to be rebuffed with cynicism... He looks nice. But a pass from me. Hopefully not taking the slot of another regular Beast Wars characters MP release.


There isn't a limited/set number of "slots" though. They make who they make.
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Masterpiece Beast Wars II Lio Convoy Revealed at Tokyo Toy Show 2019

Postby Bounti76 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:14 am

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Well this is a surprise. Almost out of nowhere, Takara Tomy have revealed the newest addition to the Beast Wars Masterpiece ranks, in the form of Maximal Lio Convoy, from Beast Wars II, a Japanese only cartoon and toyline. Seibertronian bacem has pointed us to the TransFans Facebook page, where pictures of the latest Masterpiece figure appeared. Said to be MP-48, these photos show off Lio Convoy in full color, next to other recent Masterpiece Beast Wars figures.

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There's no word on a potential price or release date as of yet.

So what do you think of this out-of-left-field reveal? Are you excited at the growing ranks of Beast Wars characters in the Masterpiece line? Let us know below, and please stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest Transformers news!
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Re: More Pics of 2019 Tokyo Show with Siege Mirage, Impactor and $200+ Price Tag for Piranacon

Postby ZeroWolf » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:14 am

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I thought I saw another lion face hiding in the shoulder. Wonder how long it'll take them to do mp big Convoy
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Re: More Pics of 2019 Tokyo Show with Siege Mirage, Impactor and $200+ Price Tag for Piranacon

Postby SpikeyTigertron » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:43 am

ZeroWolf wrote:I thought I saw another lion face hiding in the shoulder. Wonder how long it'll take them to do mp big Convoy


Yeah that second pic looks like there’s a faceplate on there! So... angled robotic face for robot mode; rounded soft face for lion mode?

Edit: yeah in that last pic zoomed in it looks like a normal lion face rotated around with golden whiskers and a black nose
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Re: More Pics of 2019 Tokyo Show with Siege Mirage, Impactor and $200+ Price Tag for Piranacon

Postby SpikeyTigertron » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:44 am

Wonder if we’ll get the black crystal flash, or nemesis (leobreaker?) repaints? I do have to say design wise he sticks out a bit compared to the others- but I still really like the design.
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Re: More Pics of 2019 Tokyo Show with Siege Mirage, Impactor and $200+ Price Tag for Piranacon

Postby blackeyedprime » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:40 am

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Liking his robot mode, alt mode is probably the best it can be but not a fan of the splits/seams in all the legs. Not got around to picking up the third party effort (which looks more like a Zoid - though that is definitely not a bad thing). Likely to buy this (and then the neon genesis third party version) but it's a long way down the list of buys compared to other official transformer figures.
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Re: More Pics of 2019 Tokyo Show with Siege Mirage, Impactor and $200+ Price Tag for Piranacon

Postby Emerje » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:02 am

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bacem wrote:Additional pics

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Quoting so people coming in from the front page news doesn't miss it.

Really loving how this turned out and makes the "anime" Optimus Primal useful for more than just being a stand alone approximation of the original toy.

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Re: More Pics of 2019 Tokyo Show with Siege Mirage, Impactor and $200+ Price Tag for Piranacon

Postby SpikeyTigertron » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:06 am

Emerje wrote:
bacem wrote:Additional pics

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Quoting so people coming in from the front page news doesn't miss it.

Really loving how this turned out and makes the "anime" Optimus Primal useful for more than just being a stand alone approximation of the original toy.

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Oh.... oh man.... guess he stays in bot mode..... Kimba is that you?
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Re: More Pics of 2019 Tokyo Show with Siege Mirage, Impactor and $200+ Price Tag for Piranacon

Postby SpikeyTigertron » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:09 am

Wonder if you can leave the robotic lion face out? Or if there’s a..... less animated face?
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Official Images of Transformers Masterpiece MP-48 Lio Convoy

Postby william-james88 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:22 am

It was announced at the stage of Tokyo Toy Show 2019, when Takara Tomy presented, that Transformers “MP-48 Lio Convoy”, which transforms from a lion to robot, is the latest addition to Takara Tomy`s high end toy line, the “Masterpiece” series. Dengeki Hobby posted two official image, which you can see below, along with the following text (translated through Google). All we know at this point is that it is due out this winter.

Rio Convoy is the main character of the cell animation work produced in Japan in 1998, "The Super-Body Transformers Beast Wars II (Second)". The Rio Convoy toy sold by the company at the time of the broadcast was a record hit! An innovative transformation gimmick that transforms from a lion to a robot, and the high-impact design with the robot's “right shoulder is a lion's face”, is still highly popular among transformer fans.

"MP-48 Rio Convoy" is a completely deformed figure reproduced without leaving the figure of Rio Convoy, the leader of the Cybertron Space Guard who scanned the figure of a white lion on the planet Gaia. The attractiveness of this product is the transformation gimmick and movable gimmick made by incorporating the latest technology of transformer toys based on the animation setting, and the coloring reproduced by thoroughly examining the color of the cell drawing used for animation production at that time. It is one of the For details on prices and specifications, please wait for the follow up!

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Transformers masterpiece
MP-48 Rio Convoy

Target age 15 years old or older
Publisher: Takara Tomy
Price undecided
Expected to be released this winter


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Re: MP 48 Lio Convoy Discussion Thread

Postby Yweggo » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:42 am

I'm not really into the MP game, but I might have to get this guy.
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Re: MP 48 Lio Convoy Discussion Thread

Postby sol magnus » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:26 am

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Re: MP 48 Lio Convoy Discussion Thread

Postby Bucky » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:41 am

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Woah! Totally unexpected! At first glance his beast mode definitely leaves something to be desired, but it doesn’t look all bad. As time goes by, it may even grow on me more. It wouldn’t be the first time. That bot mode is so striking and clean looking. It definitely makes up for his alt mode. I’m hoping he doesn’t cost a fortune, because I think he’s a must have for me. I may even have to pick up an anime Primal now.

Definitely excited about this. :MAXIMAL:
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Re: MP 48 Lio Convoy Discussion Thread

Postby triKlops » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:49 am

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That was a left field reveal I wasn't expecting. Looks great so far!
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Re: MP 48 Lio Convoy Discussion Thread

Postby Skritz » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:18 am

Well I'll be damned, as this kind of open up the realm of what could become a Masterpiece to things beyond the mainstream of G1 (G1 toon and the american BW) and movie-verse.
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Re: MP 48 Lio Convoy Discussion Thread

Postby Sculyblast » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:21 am

I am not a smart man. There are many things I don't understand.

One of them is this: How is this figure better than the original?

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Re: MP 48 Lio Convoy Discussion Thread

Postby DeathReviews » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:11 am

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Re: More Pics of 2019 Tokyo Show with Siege Mirage, Impactor and $200+ Price Tag for Piranacon

Postby STngAR » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:26 am

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This lion head is way off !!

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Re: MP 48 Lio Convoy Discussion Thread

Postby transformers_va » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:37 am

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Easy pass! That alt mode looks ridiculous :shock:
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Re: MP 48 Lio Convoy Discussion Thread

Postby william-james88 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:56 am

Sculyblast wrote:I am not a smart man. There are many things I don't understand.

One of them is this: How is this figure better than the original?

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Only one of those is a pic of the original toy.
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Re: MP 48 Lio Convoy Discussion Thread

Postby EVS090374 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:12 am

Sculyblast wrote:I am not a smart man. There are many things I don't understand.

One of them is this: How is this figure better than the original?

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Meow.

Pic 2 is the RM version.

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