Takara MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker Discussion Thread

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Re: Takara MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker Discussion Thread

Postby Kurona » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:52 am

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We have the toy-accurate Primal coming out, so it's certainly possible Takara is starting to see an audience for that sort of thing and said toy-accurate Primal will set a precedence. Fingers crossed!
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Re: Takara MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker Discussion Thread

Postby Bumblebee21 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:02 am

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Mpm bee is that much because he has diecast in him.

Mp-38 isn't toy accurate. It movie accurate
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Re: Takara MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker Discussion Thread

Postby Kurona » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:07 am

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Bumblebee21 wrote:Mpm bee is that much because he has diecast in him.

Mp-38 isn't toy accurate. It movie accurate

I mean, they're the same thing - and even then, MP-38 has the extra toy-accurate mutant head he didn't have in the movie. I'm gonna go with the idea it's toy-accurate.
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Re: Takara MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker Discussion Thread

Postby wilcosu35 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:16 am

Kurona wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:Mpm bee is that much because he has diecast in him.

Mp-38 isn't toy accurate. It movie accurate

I mean, they're the same thing - and even then, MP-38 has the extra toy-accurate mutant head he didn't have in the movie. I'm gonna go with the idea it's toy-accurate.


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Re: Takara MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:19 am

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wilcosu35 wrote:
Kurona wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:Mpm bee is that much because he has diecast in him.

Mp-38 isn't toy accurate. It movie accurate

I mean, they're the same thing - and even then, MP-38 has the extra toy-accurate mutant head he didn't have in the movie. I'm gonna go with the idea it's toy-accurate.


There is a Beast Wars movie?
A Beast Wars II movie, in which Convoy (Optimus Primal) guest starred.

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Re: Takara MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker Discussion Thread

Postby Cyberpath » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:08 am

AmiAmi has a stock photo of MP-39 Sunstreaker next to the regular MP-12 --

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And here he is with MP-12+ again --

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Re: Takara MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker Discussion Thread

Postby MGrotusque » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:14 pm

I'm super excited for Sunstreaker but i just can't stand the toon style head. It's almost a deal breaker.
I can't understand why out of all the optional heads included how not one of them could have been a toy accurate head. Such a missed opportunity. Now i gotta pay even more for a 3rd party upgrade with a toy accurate style head.

So lame.
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Re: Takara MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker Discussion Thread

Postby Kurona » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:43 pm

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MGrotusque wrote:I'm super excited for Sunstreaker but i just can't stand the toon style head. It's almost a deal breaker.
I can't understand why out of all the optional heads included how not one of them could have been a toy accurate head. Such a missed opportunity. Now i gotta pay even more for a 3rd party upgrade with a toy accurate style head.

So lame.

Mostly because Sunstreaker doesn't have optional heads - he has optional faces. The head stays on the toy, you simply switch out which expression he has.
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Re: Takara MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker Discussion Thread

Postby Wolfman Jake » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:28 pm

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Ironhidensh wrote:The more I see of it, the more and more I like this figure.... aside from that head.


I feel the same. This figure looks fantastic. The price hike is understandable when you consider the cost of licensing, the upped parts count for increased articulation, and all the transformation magic needed to display the vehicle as a legitimate Countach to keep Lamborghini happy or as his G1 toy/cartoon accurate self with the custom chrome spoiler and super charger engine to keep the fans happy. The head sculpt is the weakest part of the package, but not a deal breaker for me. It would be nice if an alternate toy-inspired head had been considered, even it all it did was add vent lines in the "ear" foils on the side.
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Re: Takara MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker Discussion Thread

Postby Cyberpath » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:01 am

Here's another angle.

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Re: Takara MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker Discussion Thread

Postby MGrotusque » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:16 am

Kurona wrote:
MGrotusque wrote:I'm super excited for Sunstreaker but i just can't stand the toon style head. It's almost a deal breaker.
I can't understand why out of all the optional heads included how not one of them could have been a toy accurate head. Such a missed opportunity. Now i gotta pay even more for a 3rd party upgrade with a toy accurate style head.

So lame.

Mostly because Sunstreaker doesn't have optional heads - he has optional faces. The head stays on the toy, you simply switch out which expression he has.


Face/head.....whatever. My point being it isn't a difficult feat of engineering to put a head on a ball joint and swap out the whole kit and caboodle for options other than swapping facial expressions. There are two distinct aesthetics for this character and both should have been represented in a premium collectors piece.
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Re: Takara MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker Discussion Thread

Postby Gambitgreen » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:57 am

He looks absolutely gorgeous!! Quick question. I usually order from TF source but that 120 price is crazy. How is Hlj as I have never used them but the 90 preorder is better. What does shipping usually run?
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Re: Takara MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker Discussion Thread

Postby Ironhidensh » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:37 am

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Re: Takara MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker Discussion Thread

Postby Gambitgreen » Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:28 pm

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Re: Takara MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker Discussion Thread

Postby triKlops » Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:37 pm

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Re: Takara MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker Discussion Thread

Postby nycPrime » Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:58 pm

Gambitgreen wrote:He looks absolutely gorgeous!! Quick question. I usually order from TF source but that 120 price is crazy. How is Hlj as I have never used them but the 90 preorder is better. What does shipping usually run?
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Check out anime-export. They're usually cheaper, but you have to pay for the item up front (and shipping later).
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Re: Takara MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker Discussion Thread

Postby Cyberpath » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:17 am

Takara added MP-39 to its website..

http://tf.takaratomy.co.jp/products-lineup/tf_mp/mp-39


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And also revamped the Masterpiece section:

http://tf.takaratomy.co.jp/products/tf_mp
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Re: Takara MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker Discussion Threade

Postby Cyberpath » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:22 am

There are also 360° turn-arounds, you can get a good look at his profile and back.

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New Images of MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:41 am

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Takara Tomy Mall has undergone some updates, and included in that update are some new images of MP-39 Sunstreaker! Sunstreaker's new images show off his accessories and some of his movies, and a rotating image is included that shows Sunstreaker from all angles in comparison to MP-12 Sideswipe. Click on the first image to go to the full rotation. The figure is up for pre-order, so check out the images and let us know if you are interested in hunting down this other brother!

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Re: Takara MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker Discussion Thread

Postby Bumblebee21 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:47 am

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360 view really showcases how bad the backpack is from all sides
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Re: Takara MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker Discussion Thread

Postby Ravage XK » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:10 am

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Re: Takara MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker Discussion Thread

Postby Ironhidensh » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:40 am

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Ravage XK wrote:Backpack isn't so bad when you consider what a backpack is.

Or compared to other recent figures. I think 'streakers is very well done.
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Re: Takara MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker Discussion Thread

Postby Kurona » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:48 am

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The backpack is a bit... I believe the word is 'yikes'. But aside from that and some colour choices and the fact I personally don't like the head he looks great!
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Re: Takara MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker Discussion Thread

Postby itscramtastic » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:59 am

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Hot dang he looks awesome. Backpack = win. I prefer it to Hot Rodimus' just because the intakes are forward from the back of the backpack compared to Hot Rodimus' wing being on the back of the backpack. If you get what I'm saying.

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Re: Takara MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker Discussion Thread

Postby Carnivius_Prime » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:06 am

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Backpack looks alright. Sunstreaker in general is a pretty ugly character despite what he thinks of himself. Never liked his head design either. One of the worst of all the Autobot cars.
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