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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby Big Grim » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:42 am

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And then a lot of the repaints are cool as well! Flip-sides has an intriguing anti-Counterpunch thing going on, and the Cobalt Sentries are just cool in every single way. I also love Squawktalk, Beastbox and their combined form for reasons - now THERE'S a character I'd love to see done right by Generations.

I bit the bullet ages ago and got those "not-really-MP" quality Decepticon Cassettecons for the MP Shelf. I love Squaktawk, Beastbox, Slugfest and especially Overkill! Ratbat rocks! Rumble (Red :p) is awesome and Frenzy is damn cool too! I've been loving them in Optimus Prime. Robots in Disguise actually gave poor ol' Buzzsaw some personality with Laserbeak! And yeah, Ravage was freakin' amazing in MTMTE. Soundwave's reaction in that issue man. Just, guh.

If we get MP Blaster with Autobot Cassettecons, I may just come out of my self imposed collecting retirement!
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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion (Transformers 35th Anniversary)

Postby Cyberpath » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:49 am

Masterpiece Optimus Prime, Take III ?

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Possible New Version Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime in 2019

Postby Va'al » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:58 am

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A scanned image from the latest issue of Figure King magazine - mirrored below via Planet Iacon and thanks to a tip from fellow Seibertronian Cyberpath - shows us something the magazine themselves call a 'scoop': what appears to be a new version, or at least an 'update' to the Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime (supposedly the MP10 version, at this stage), for the 35th anniversary of the franchise in 2019.

In the image below, we can see differences in the shoulder and ab grill compared to the previous figure, of which we've also included an image below for comparison. Check it out, and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub discussion!

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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby SpikeyTigertron » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:29 am

What am I missing with the abs/torso? Looks like they took out one set of panels... not sure I like that. Squaring the arms in the shoulder I do approve of.... not sure I'm prepared to drop another $120 on centered biceps though.
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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby SpikeyTigertron » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:31 am

Ah... on second glance they're squaring the grill and removing the molded detail from the windows MP10+ animated edition -___-. Where's my final battle Prime/Megs with battle damage (granted megs has the optional parts).
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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby Cyberpath » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:57 am

The reason why I picked up MP-10 years ago was his cartoon-accuracy. (And why I have continued to buy Masterpiece.) Out of all the toys available (and unavailable) MP-10 was the most show-accurate Optimus Prime. If Takara can make a brand new mold that's even more accurate then of course I'll get it!

If this this is indeed Convoy v3 it's probably done to make him even more compatible with MP-36 Megatron in terms of likeness to the animated character as well as pushing the articulation further. (And this character sells nicely, no?)
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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby Emerje » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:58 am

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Well then, that confirms a new animated style Optimus Prime that we've been theorizing for a few years. The stacks coming down to his elbows gives it away for sure.

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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby Hellscream9999 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:24 am

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Lame - if true, instant pass >:oP
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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby Quantum Surge » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:32 am

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Meh. Gonna get Supreme Leader instead.
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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby Cyberpath » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:41 am

Emerje wrote:Well then, that confirms a new animated style Optimus Prime that we've been theorizing for a few years. The stacks coming down to his elbows gives it away for sure.

[...]

Can't wait!

Emerje


That's also a toy-accurate thing. ;) But yeah, it definitely has Sunbow esthetics.

If this is for real, then I hope that for his head/face sculpt Takara would use the specific TOEI Animation art-style from episodes such as --

Autobot Spike / The Immobilizer / Day of the Machines / The Quest for Survival / Dinobot Island, part 2 / etc.

It's what I wanted for an MP Megatron and I got it. :)


I'm most looking forward to having a Prime figure that can finally store all his wheels. It would be neat if they take inspiration from the transformation sequence from Dinobot Island, part 2...

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It features a similar mechanism to MP-22' boots (one panel has "truck wheels" the other "robot" wheels -- Prime would have one of them with zero wheels.)

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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby Rated X » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:42 am

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Petty ass changes. Who cares about the smoke stacks enough to drop another $150 ??? Stop milking the cartoon accurate cow with petty changes. (like this recent wave of MP repaints with all spark blue painted windows) Get to work on some real MP stuff like doing Blitzwing, Astrotrain, and Reflecto, then blow us all away with an MP Devastator. At least you can actually finish the season 1-2 Decepticons without worrying about licensing. Do it !!!
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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby Hellscream9999 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:48 am

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Rated X wrote:Petty ass changes. Who cares about the smoke stacks enough to drop another $150 ??? Stop milking the cartoon accurate cow with petty changes. (like this recent wave of MP repaints with all spark blue painted windows) Get to work on some real MP stuff like doing Blitzwing, Astrotrain, and Reflecto, then blow us all away with an MP Devastator. At least you can actually finish the season 1-2 Decepticons without worrying about licensing. Do it !!!

It looks like they're shrinking his abdomen, from a rectangular grill to a square one, that would likely mean it's an entirely new mold, but I agree with the sentiment
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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby Relic0037 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:19 am

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I am happy with the MP10 & MP10B I already have. It would take a major upgrade for me to purchase another Masterpiece Optimus. I'm not even sure if a battle damage option would be enough to get me to take the plunge. Hopefully, Takara is working on some other characters like Blaster, Jazz, Hound, etc, to help round out that G1 Masterpiece Autobot team, but I understand that Op is one of the most popular bots in the franchise, so he will probably be getting new figures every so often because they will sell.
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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby shocksound96 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:31 am

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just when i get MP10 there are talks of a new masterpiece prime, It's the xbox one all over again.
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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby Black Hat » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:46 am

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Oh for goodness' sake, really Takara? MP-10 is basically perfect. It looks gorgeous from every angle, poses well and transforms nicely. If newer MPs are anything to go by an MP Prime 3.0 is going to be less Masterpiece and more Disasterpiece.

The problem is, of course, that somewhere along the line Takara must have forgotten where their brains were and changed the MP mission statement from "The best possible toys of the characters" to "MAKE IT EXACTLY LIKE THE ON-SCREEN DEPICTION". Hence the move from idealized, more detailed designs to literal interpretations of the bland character models, chronic overengineering, and really weird choices like using grey instead of silver and making changes to the decos of perfectly good figures that make their vehicle modes less accurate.
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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby Sigma Magnus » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:16 am

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I'm excited. While I do think MP-10 is a great figure, he isn't perfect. But I was expecting a 3P to try to improve it rather than Takara themselves! :lol: While I probably won't be able to get Prime 3.0 (or Megs 2.0) for awhile for financial reasons, I'm still looking forward to seeing what they do.
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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby NTESHFT » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:17 am

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If this is true, I'm gonna swoop him up. My MP 10 I have now has an issue.....in bot mode, his chest wont close all the way up. It's got something to do with the bumper/ matrix holder. It will close up in truck mode though.
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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby Mindmaster » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:13 pm

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I’m fine with MP-10. If they’re revisiting previous characters, I’d rather see a better Rodimus Prime than a cartoon-accurate Optimus.
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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby Relic0037 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:27 pm

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NTESHFT wrote:If this is true, I'm gonna swoop him up. My MP 10 I have now has an issue.....in bot mode, his chest wont close all the way up. It's got something to do with the bumper/ matrix holder. It will close up in truck mode though.

I have a similar issue. My MP-10's chest closes almost all of the way, but doesn't quite stay shut. My 10B Nemesis Prime doesn't seem to have that problem. I don't keep a Matrix in the chest of either one, so that has nothing to do with it.

Despite all this, I probably won't get a new version of Optimus, unless Takara can do something to blow me away:
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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby Relic0037 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:31 pm

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Mindmaster wrote:I’m fine with MP-10. If they’re revisiting previous characters, I’d rather see a better Rodimus Prime than a cartoon-accurate Optimus.

Agreed. Now that we got a Masterpiece that is just Hot Rod, it would be nice for them to go back & redo Rodimus without having to force in that extra mode.
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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby shajaki » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:40 pm

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I'm not shocked or distraught over this, it was an eventuality. Though I wouldn't have bet so soon.

What I don't get is how people can look at MP-10 and not see that it can't be improved upon. He is fantastic, don't get me wrong, but imagine if he were even better. More cartoon styled (to fit with 36), better posability, and maybe a better looking truck mode? Why not?

And to those who are happy with their MP-10's, don't buy it. Won't hurt you none.
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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby Black Hat » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:15 pm

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I suppose my problem is that MP-36 is, to me at least, a GIGANTIC step backwards. Over-engineered, hideous from any angle other than straight on, riddled with ugly panel lines yet devoid of any actual interesting detail, prone to paint scratching at best and outright breakage at worst, has a DELIBERATELY BADLY DRAWN DECEPTICON SYMBOL, doesn't fit in well with Hasui-era MPs and costs an absolute fortune for what he is. Inferno had similar problems, albeit less extreme (though he looked extremely bland thanks to his obsessive cartoon accuracy) and Sunstreaker actually looks even worse (not to mention is farcically expensive for an MP car). Like, rather than remaking the perfectly good pre-shift MP line, wouldn't it have made more sense to make the rest of the MPs in line with the original vision of the line to begin with?

MP-10 could maybe be improved on a bit, but let's be real, the 3.0 won't be an improvement. It'll be lacking detail, be over-complicated, look hideously ugly from any angle other than straight on, take the cartoon literalism way too far, give him dull grey instead of silver, have badly drawn Autobot insignias and will cost a fortune. And that's assuming it doesn't break.
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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby Relic0037 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:45 pm

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shajaki wrote:I'm not shocked or distraught over this, it was an eventuality. Though I wouldn't have bet so soon.

What I don't get is how people can look at MP-10 and not see that it can't be improved upon. He is fantastic, don't get me wrong, but imagine if he were even better. More cartoon styled (to fit with 36), better posability, and maybe a better looking truck mode? Why not?

And to those who are happy with their MP-10's, don't buy it. Won't hurt you none.

I think some of the fans that have responded negatively on this forum would rather have Takara devote their resources to giving us new figures featuring new characters (Jazz, Hound, Blaster, etc) or revisit Masterpieces that were really terrible like Rodimus Prime, rather than redoing characters like Optimus that came out pretty good the first time.

I'm not sure that any Masterpiece has been 100% percent perfect, but many of them were close enough. I really like my Soundwave, but I don't like the fact that his index fingers love to pop off & some cassettes seem to get jammed up inside his chest. These problems aren't enough to make me want to purchase a new version of him.

The best reason for these new versions of previously visited bots is for fans new to the Masterpiece line to have more options. Hopefully, that doesn't come at the cost of other Transformers that the fans have had on their wish lists for years.
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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby megatronus » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:09 pm

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Do you even have any of the Masterpieces you've trashed so confidently?
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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

Postby Acesmcgee » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:19 pm

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I think my only real complaint is that I would much rather get a different autobot. The changes are interesting and have seemingly been long rumored since Takara first started the cartoon aesthetic, so no real surprise. Just, it's another optimus, cool I know he must sell well, but my inner child cries out for hoist and trailbreaker!
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