Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee Discussion

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee Discussion

Postby dragons » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:02 am

Thanks for sharing articluation I stopped video at see one figure move they all move same way spike useless thing to have with bumblee for animated movie prop guess they where going for in this set
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee Discussion

Postby GuyIncognito » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:59 am

I like the size comparison to "ghost of Starscream" :lol:
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee Discussion

Postby durroth » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:25 pm

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I thought it had been established that the figure that comes with bee is supposed to be Daniel, not Spike. Did they retract that? or does the official box/instructions say its spike?
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee Discussion

Postby Sabrblade » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:28 pm

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durroth wrote:I thought it had been established that the figure that comes with bee is supposed to be Daniel, not Spike. Did they retract that? or does the official box/instructions say its spike?
Twas always Spike, never Daniel.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee Discussion

Postby Robogeek1973 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:33 pm

I just wish they'd paint the faces on these human figures, they look horrible without it.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee Discussion

Postby Jelze Bunnycat » Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:02 pm

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durroth wrote:I thought it had been established that the figure that comes with bee is supposed to be Daniel, not Spike. Did they retract that? or does the official box/instructions say its spike?
Twas always Spike, never Daniel.


Transformers: The Movie showed that Bumblebee was stationed with Spike on Moon Base Two. Daniel has always been paired up with either Hot Rod, Arcee or Wheelie.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee Discussion

Postby VioMeTriX » Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:41 pm

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Transformermegazord wrote:Durablitly is very good , never had to question that with a takara MP before , only bit that would have scared me is the tiny pin in the hands but that has been removed and made solid so no fears with this guy at all



never had to question the durability in the takara mp line? guess you never had Megatron or Rodimus prime... loose junky falling apart masterpieces oh and lets not mention soundwaves tapes
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee Discussion

Postby MGrotusque » Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:14 pm

For me this is the most disappointing MP in the entire line. I very much dislike the bot mode but in this figures defense i've never liked G1 BB's bot mode.
Alt mode looks pretty good but all in all nothing says masterpiece to me about this figure. It's just a properly made deluxe figure in homage to BB.
Also that Spike figure without any paint apps for the face.....that says it all right there.

This release is a huge pass for me. I know a lot of you like/love it but it really is a weak masterpiece.

I wouldn't pay more than 30 bucks for it even if i did want it.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee Discussion

Postby Autobot032 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:11 pm

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VioMeTriX wrote:
Transformermegazord wrote:Durablitly is very good , never had to question that with a takara MP before , only bit that would have scared me is the tiny pin in the hands but that has been removed and made solid so no fears with this guy at all



never had to question the durability in the takara mp line? guess you never had Megatron or Rodimus prime... loose junky falling apart masterpieces oh and lets not mention soundwaves tapes


Megatron was the only one I had problems with. Clips broke, tarnished feet. I have Rodimus V.1 and I have no real complaints with it. Soundwave's cassettes haven't been problematic, but Ratbat's mold is rather boring, I must say.

MGrotusque wrote:For me this is the most disappointing MP in the entire line. I very much dislike the bot mode but in this figures defense i've never liked G1 BB's bot mode.
Alt mode looks pretty good but all in all nothing says masterpiece to me about this figure. It's just a properly made deluxe figure in homage to BB.
Also that Spike figure without any paint apps for the face.....that says it all right there.

This release is a huge pass for me. I know a lot of you like/love it but it really is a weak masterpiece.

I wouldn't pay more than 30 bucks for it even if i did want it.


I'm not going to lie...I will probably seek out the KO. I hate to say that, but as much as I want to, I can't justify this. Both figures are ridiculously small, scale aside, and Spike's a bit of a mess. I just...nah. And the US version, if we get it, will go for the same price plus I'll have to wait a year or more, no thanks.

Oh, and when I do get it, that mirror isn't going anywhere near the figure. It looks stupid, imo.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee Discussion

Postby Robogeek1973 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:29 pm

It would be both hilarious and sad if a 3rd party Spike in Exo Suit is made and has a painted face.


I'd buy it in a heartbeat, that's for sure.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee Discussion

Postby durroth » Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:03 am

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I really like this figure. definitely getting this, and a KO if they make a KO with the battlemask, so I can make goldbug. I don't mind spike too much, I didn't really expect painted eyes given takara's track record.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee Discussion

Postby robotmel » Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:01 am

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee Discussion

Postby shajaki » Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:49 am

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robotmel wrote:@Bape on Weibo.com

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee Discussion

Postby Cyberpath » Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:51 am

shajaki wrote:
robotmel wrote:@Bape on Weibo.com

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uhhhhh... what?


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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee Discussion

Postby durroth » Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:32 pm

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aww, I was expecting sudden BAPE camo version
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee Discussion

Postby shajaki » Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:05 pm

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durroth wrote:aww, I was expecting sudden BAPE camo version
i was hoping for a retailer carrying MP10A, but thought it was odd to post in the MP21 thread :lol:
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee Discussion

Postby fenrir72 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:31 pm

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Robogeek1973 wrote:I just wish they'd paint the faces on these human figures, they look horrible without it.


What would be nice is if Tomy can recreate those die-cast Diaclone pilots. They actually has detailed molded faces.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee Discussion

Postby durroth » Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:25 pm

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I'd like to see them license a 3rd party miniature/figure company a la the current sticker deal to release a small line of TF character figures from various TF franchises in scale with the MP figures. an MP scale Verity to go with Umags would be nice. And just for the hell of it, a voyager scale IDW holomatter whirl.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee Discussion

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:27 pm

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Takara does make more toys than just Transformers. Why not just have Takara themselves make MP-scaled humans?
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee Discussion

Postby fenrir72 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:35 pm

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That would be great. But smart money is, more or less, would come from or for the Japanese or Asian market. Given how Safety crazy the USA market is, this is a walking lawsuit in the making. And the Bayformer franchise line of ROTF is all but dead (the ones with the figures I mean)

Something similar to the KISS Player and Binaltech* line. Those figures, especially the back story from the former caused such a controversy. Too bad that the fugurews were actually nicely made despite lacking articulation.

As for Verity, I don't think she is famous enough as Carly Witwicky. Spike 2005 and Daniel2005 are included with UM, maybe an Amazon special for Carly?
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee Discussion

Postby fenrir72 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:37 pm

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durroth wrote:I'd like to see them license a 3rd party miniature/figure company a la the current sticker deal to release a small line of TF character figures from various TF franchises in scale with the MP figures. an MP scale Verity to go with Umags would be nice. And just for the hell of it, a voyager scale IDW holomatter whirl.
Takara does make more toys than just Transformers. Why not just have Takara themselves make MP-scaled humans?


You mean figures the size of Spike from MP-10? If that's what you mean, it would harken back to the days of the Diaclone pilots. I really loved those tiny guys. Small with detailed face sculpts.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee Discussion

Postby Bounti76 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:12 am

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When I get mine, I am only displaying him with the alternate face because it looks SO much like the G1 toy Bee, it's ridiculous. Plus the "regular" face looks kinda derpy.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee Discussion

Postby leakin' lubricant » Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:35 am

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Bounti76 wrote:When I get mine, I am only displaying him with the alternate face because it looks SO much like the G1 toy Bee, it's ridiculous. Plus the "regular" face looks kinda derpy.


The "Battle mask" does look a lot better, I honestly think tha tthe Toon face would look tonnes better had they painted it silver rathet than white, the white just washes out all of the detailing.
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