Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby carytheone » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:25 am

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carytheone wrote:Not sure if this thought has been tossed out, but (with the new MP18+ announced) what if this new MP Bee is just MP21+ and the rumor is mistranslated? The new cartoon accuracy is just deco?
The thought had crossed my mind, too. But the Japanese text says "v2.0 body." :-?
Personally I'm hoping for a new SD alt mode that leads to the rest of the minibots in the same style.
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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby Emerje » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:04 am

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Emerje wrote:Indeed. It's hard to mistake something like the VW Beetle front, even on the cartoon. However the other Mini-Bot alt modes are much more generic looking and probably can get away without licenses.

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Except for the fact that their original Japanese names from the Car Robots line often played off the names of the real world cars. I even think designers admitted to basing the toys off of real cars.

I'm speaking strictly of the cartoon models here. Is anyone really going to associate Cliffjumper's car design from the cartoon...

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With the car he's based on...

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Without some serious scrutinizing over things like the little vent on the hood? I'd say there's enough changed (large spoiler, big fenders, oversized rear tire, no doors) to make this a generic car.

Incidentally I'm pretty sure Bumblebee is the only Walmart reissue with a car license on the back of the package, it doesn't seem to be a necessity.

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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby carytheone » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:25 am

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Emerje wrote:I'm speaking strictly of the cartoon models here. Is anyone really going to associate Cliffjumper's car design from the cartoon...

With the car he's based on...
Lawyers.
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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby Relic0037 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:28 am

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I'm guessing this is more than a rumor at this point since BBTS has put up a preliminary preorder listing for MP-45:

https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/ ... ails/87983
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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:08 am

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Eh, BBTS has put pre-orders up inaccurately before. Most recently, they’ve had pre-orders for MPM-8 up at $200+ when it was rumored to be Starscream, and then Megatron was revealed at $159.
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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:19 am

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As an aside, if MP+ is the direction the G1 MP line is being taken in now, does that mean that Hound will have to be revamped before release? Is that why all the information on him has dried up :-?
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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby ZeroWolf » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:06 am

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AllNewSuperRobot wrote:As an aside, if MP+ is the direction the G1 MP line is being taken in now, does that mean that Hound will have to be revamped before release? Is that why all the information on him has dried up :-?

My first thought was had something gone awry with the licence which is why he's in limbo but I think he's been pushed back for other reasons
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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:10 am

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Cynically, I would say because he isn't in a Movie... >:oP
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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby ZeroWolf » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:16 am

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AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Cynically, I would say because he isn't in a Movie... >:oP

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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby Cobotron » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:08 pm

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I dunno. Hound looks hella toon accurate to me.

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All the way down to those silly grey nubbins that are meant to represent the wheels on his feet.
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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby carytheone » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:10 pm

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You mean his wheel buds? Hound hasn't hit puberty yet.
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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby Cobotron » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:11 pm

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carytheone wrote:You mean his wheel buds? Hound hasn't hit puberty yet.
OOPS! How insensitive of me. :oops:
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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby Relic0037 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:57 pm

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AllNewSuperRobot wrote:As an aside, if MP+ is the direction the G1 MP line is being taken in now, does that mean that Hound will have to be revamped before release? Is that why all the information on him has dried up :-?


Someone get Nightbeat on the case of the missing masterpiece right away!
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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:39 am

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AllNewSuperRobot wrote:As an aside, if MP+ is the direction the G1 MP line is being taken in now, does that mean that Hound will have to be revamped before release? Is that why all the information on him has dried up :-?


Someone get Nightbeat on the case of the missing masterpiece right away!



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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby Emerje » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:02 pm

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carytheone wrote:
Emerje wrote:I'm speaking strictly of the cartoon models here. Is anyone really going to associate Cliffjumper's car design from the cartoon...

With the car he's based on...
Lawyers.

Stare hard enough and lawyers could find a "close enough" real world counterpart to any number of Hasbro generic cars. As long as they make some heavy alterations (like the cartoon models) they can usually skirt legal issues.

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