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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby Powered Convoy » Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:58 pm

some hi-res scans, I got my copy in this afternoon.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby shajaki » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:21 pm

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby Convoy » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:31 pm

fenrir72 wrote:@ Saberblade Brave module is included. Your fears averted.


Sideshow Sideswipe wrote:Never understood the appeal of Star Saber... I never watched Masterforce so I don't feel any connection to the Saber character.



I love it. It reminds me of the time Kirk saved Darth Vader on the Serenity from Dr. Who with a generational Star Gate.


Sabrblade wrote:I too once asked about the appeal of Star Saber as a character.


Isn't that kind of like the Fusion Canon asking about the appeal of Megatron as a character, Sabrblade?


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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:33 pm

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Convoy wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I too once asked about the appeal of Star Saber as a character.


Isn't that kind of like the Fusion Canon asking about the appeal of Megatron as a character, Sabrblade?
Ah, but my good Sōshireikan, you see, my name isn't spelled with two E's like the sword's name is. ;)
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby Convoy » Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:20 am

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Convoy wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I too once asked about the appeal of Star Saber as a character.


Isn't that kind of like the Fusion Canon asking about the appeal of Megatron as a character, Sabrblade?
Ah, but my good Sōshireikan, you see, my name isn't spelled with two E's like the sword's name is. ;)


Hence my spelling of cannon in my quoted comment, my good sir.

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:24 am

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Convoy wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Convoy wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I too once asked about the appeal of Star Saber as a character.


Isn't that kind of like the Fusion Canon asking about the appeal of Megatron as a character, Sabrblade?
Ah, but my good Sōshireikan, you see, my name isn't spelled with two E's like the sword's name is. ;)


Hence my spelling of cannon in my quoted comment, my good sir.
With how often people so commonly misspell cannon/canon, it's understandable. :)
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Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Size Comparison Image

Postby Va'al » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:05 pm

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby mcfmullen » Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:04 pm

The ultimate question though is: Is he in scale with the other MPs? They said he's a little taller than Ultra Magnus but is that accurate to the cartoon? I haven't been able to find any size references to confirm this.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby Agamemnon » Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:19 pm

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mcfmullen wrote:The ultimate question though is: Is he in scale with the other MPs? They said he's a little taller than Ultra Magnus but is that accurate to the cartoon? I haven't been able to find any size references to confirm this.

It's hard to say. The best option from the toons is to compare Sixshot and Magnus from the Headmasters series, and then compare Star Saber and Greatshot, a recolor of Sixshot, from the Victory series.

Or just take some aspirin and lie down before thinking of scale again... 8-}
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby OptimalOptimus2 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:17 pm

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I just had a thought. Could there be a possibility of a Masterpiece Victory Leo? ¿Podría ser?
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby Mindmaster » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:21 pm

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OptimalOptimus2 wrote:I just had a thought. Could there be a possibility of a Masterpiece Victory Leo? ¿Podría ser?


Star Saber is more of a one-off thing in celebration of the thirthieth anniversary. However, it's basically a given that if Takara is unwilling to give Victory Leo the Masterpiece treatment, then third party companies will step up to the challenge. There's also the possibility of backwards compatibility with the original Victory Victory Leo, but as several individuals have pointed out, combination with the twenty-year-old toy would probably be too great a risk.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby Convoy » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:52 pm

Mindmaster wrote:There's also the possibility of backwards compatibility with the original Victory Victory Leo, but as several individuals have pointed out, combination with the twenty-year-old toy would probably be too great a risk.


I feel like I'm way more okay with the idea of a tail-end G1 figure combining with a Masterpiece homage than I should be. I admit it would be a pretty cool way to bridge the lines, especially for the Japanese 30th. Heck, it's been done with Skoponok and Cerebros. I'm even more okay with it if it results in both Victory Leo and Star Saber getting re-issues.

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby fenrir72 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:46 pm

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I wonder how the "brainmaster" face gimmick will be implemented here..........very curious and excited.

Oh,pray to Primus that old elevator shoes/backpack power up mushroom Victory Leo will be also be released.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:58 pm

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fenrir72 wrote:I wonder how the "brainmaster" face gimmick will be implemented here..........very curious and excited.

Oh,pray to Primus that old elevator shoes/backpack power up mushroom Victory Leo will be also be released.


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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:32 pm

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mcfmullen wrote:The ultimate question though is: Is he in scale with the other MPs? They said he's a little taller than Ultra Magnus but is that accurate to the cartoon? I haven't been able to find any size references to confirm this.
Sadly, it looks like he won't be.

In the Victory cartoon, Star Saber was gestalt-sized, whereas this toy looks like it'll be slightly taller than MP Ultra Magnus, who will be about two heads taller than MP-10:

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Thus, Star Saber likely, yet unfortunately, won't be as giant as he was in the cartoon:

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby guarayakha » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:37 pm

mcfmullen wrote:The ultimate question though is: Is he in scale with the other MPs? They said he's a little taller than Ultra Magnus but is that accurate to the cartoon? I haven't been able to find any size references to confirm this.


Going by memory here:

StarSaber= Slightly larger than GodGinrai
Regular Ginrai= Approx/Same size as Optimus = Mp-10
GinraiSuperMode is at least twice as tall if scaled correctly.

So yeah, he's not in scale, but an impressive size nonetheless.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby ZeroWolf » Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:04 am

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Can't wait till he's released, for me scale doesn't matter, especially since he's a special one off
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby mcfmullen » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:05 am

Well if he is gestalt size, I wouldn't expect him to be in scale, but I would hope he is relatively close. For example, MP-08 Grimlock isn't "in scale" but is so close it might as well be considered as such. One head height isn't an end-all-be-all. Same with MP-09.

However, from the looks of the screenshots, wheeljack and sideswip are just a little taller than Star Saber's knees. Since both are about MP-10 waist height and Star Saber will be about 3 heads taller than optimus (one taller than magnus) I'd think the scale is close enough.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:34 am

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mcfmullen wrote:Well if he is gestalt size, I wouldn't expect him to be in scale, but I would hope he is relatively close. For example, MP-08 Grimlock isn't "in scale" but is so close it might as well be considered as such. One head height isn't an end-all-be-all. Same with MP-09.

However, from the looks of the screenshots, wheeljack and sideswip are just a little taller than Star Saber's knees. Since both are about MP-10 waist height and Star Saber will be about 3 heads taller than optimus (one taller than magnus) I'd think the scale is close enough.
Yeah, I starting to think that he might at least look close to show scale with the MP Autobot Cars, especiaaly after seeing this pic of Saber (not Star Saber, but his standard robot form Saber) standing next to MP Prowl:

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As Prowl was about the same height as Perceptor (according to the official G1 scale guide), who was about the same height as Saber.

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Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber - Additional Size Comparison Image

Postby Va'al » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:16 am

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After yesterday's size comparison shot of the upcoming Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber in its powered up mode, TFYuki has posted another image, this time showing off Saber, the smaller robot, compared to MP Prowl. Check out the image mirrored below, thanks to Seibertron.com member Sabrblade!

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Postby Rodimus Prime » Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:14 am

I can't wait to see final shots of Star Saber. I was never much into the japanese G1, but the toy itself looks pretty good just to pose on a shelf. That MP Magnus looks hideous, but that Prowl looks pretty good. I was on the fence about him, but I might just have to pick him up. G1 Prowl was my 1st ever TF toy, and I haz teh nostalgiks.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Discussion Thread

Postby mcfmullen » Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:35 pm

Magnus looks great! Prowl has been out for almost a year...
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber - Additional Size Comparison Image

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