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Postby Va'al » Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:41 am

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The TakaraTomyMall page for Transformers Masterpiece MP-14+ Red Alert has uploaded a new batch of photos for the cartoon-accurate deco of the security specialist, including a very interesting teaser for a potential upcoming figure, probably winter, in the line. Check out the image below, courtesy of fellow Seibertronian xMXUx, of what looks to be Inferno carrying Red Alert!

!! Trying to reproduce the Masterpiece and scenes scheduled to be released this winter


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Re: Rumour: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Inferno

Postby Deathsanras » Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:25 am

LOL@3P
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Re: Rumour: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Inferno

Postby frogbat » Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:35 am

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if this is legit i'll probably have to get red alert too. Been trying to avoid getting mp repaints for budgetary reasons :(

i'm considering a KO at this point
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Re: Rumour: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Inferno

Postby xMXUx » Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:40 am

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frogbat wrote:if this is legit i'll probably have to get red alert too. Been trying to avoid getting mp repaints for budgetary reasons :(

i'm considering a KO at this point

Don't get the KO, it's not worth the $40 price for a floppy mess
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Re: Rumour: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Inferno

Postby BumbleDouche » Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:06 am

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Geez, enough with the Autobots already! I mean, they're great figures and all... But surely every sensible collector wants more of the REAL heroes of the series: the Decepticons! I need more MP troops to line up on my shrine to Megatron (peace -through tyranny- be upon him). :CON:
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Re: Rumour: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Inferno

Postby fenrir72 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:19 am

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Re: Rumour: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Inferno

Postby ScottyP » Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:31 am

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I want the first release of the mold to be Hauler.

Do it, Takara! :lol:
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Re: Rumour: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Inferno

Postby frogbat » Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:54 am

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xMXUx wrote:
frogbat wrote:if this is legit i'll probably have to get red alert too. Been trying to avoid getting mp repaints for budgetary reasons :(

i'm considering a KO at this point

Don't get the KO, it's not worth the $40 price for a floppy mess



Don't get me wrong i will probably get the original cos I want to support hastaks efforts but I was avoiding repaints where I could in the mp line with ratchet probably being the first I'll get.

I own ko devastator and superion g1 figures that are ok standins for the half destroyed sets I owned as a kid. They were dirt cheap and am ok with them but I wouldn't want kids playing with them. However I've sen YouTube of mp knock offs and they seem pretty good. But yeah guess I'm gonna have to pony up.
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Re: Rumour: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Inferno

Postby Ironhidensh » Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:25 am

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Deathsanras wrote:LOL@3P

Maybe, maybe not. The third party market has come far enough along for Takara to no longer be garunteed to make a better figure. The current 3rd party Inferno and Grapple are amazing figures. Takara has their work cut out.
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Re: Rumour: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Inferno

Postby Mindmaster » Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:55 am

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B-b-but I don't want Inferno, I want more Decepticons... like Reflector, or a redux of Megatron, or even Galvatron! :(
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Re: Rumour: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Inferno

Postby Blozor » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:22 am

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Looks kinda small for a fire truck. What finally turned me off from Ocular Max (besides the head box) was the fire truck would be no bigger than Ironhide's van mode. XTransbots is offering a massive fire truck mode, and their quality is steadily improving, especially on larger figures. (They just need to learn to make smaller hinges and joints metal instead of thin plastic.)
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Re: Rumour: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Inferno

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:39 am

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If we get MP Inferno, then that betters the chances of us also getting MP Grapple, MP RoadHauler, and even MP ARTFIRE!!!

As for the desire for more Decepticons, come on guys, we just got Ramjet. And before that we just got SHOCKWAVE, who's so powerful that he curbstomped every Autobot aboard the Ark all at once:

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Re: Rumour: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Inferno

Postby MarvelMan87 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:52 am

Hopefully this means artfire will be made, gotta love me some Targetmasters, which in turn mean stepper who is one of my favs
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Re: Rumour: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Inferno

Postby mooncake623 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:19 am

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Ironhidensh wrote:
Deathsanras wrote:LOL@3P

Maybe, maybe not. The third party market has come far enough along for Takara to no longer be garunteed to make a better figure. The current 3rd party Inferno and Grapple are amazing figures. Takara has their work cut out.



What if.... it's the same figure? since you know same designers and all. :-$
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Re: Rumour: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Inferno

Postby Emerje » Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:53 am

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Sabrblade wrote:As for the desire for more Decepticons, come on guys, we just got Ramjet.


Ramjet started us down I road I hope we can back out of. The last thing we need is more Takara Tomy Mall exclusive unique MP characters at full MSRP. Hopefully Hasbro can get us a retail version someday for a better price.

As for Inferno, it just looks like someone digitally chopped up the original figure and made a silhouette out of it. If it does happen and he's that small it means they've finally abandoned alt mode scale which opens the doors for figures like Cliffjumper that are hard to scale and proportionalize. Unless they found a way to turn a giant firetruck into a much smaller robot.

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Re: Rumour: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Inferno

Postby StarFireMk4 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:53 am

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*waits patiently for a (New) MP Megatron to be released* >:oP

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad we'll get an inevitable Grapple out of this, but we need some more cons!
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Re: Rumour: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Inferno

Postby Big Grim » Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:57 am

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That's cool, but I have an MP Inferno now. Good for those who want it, good for me as I can give my wallet a rest!
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Re: Rumour: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Inferno

Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:00 pm

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:( When will I get my masterpiece Trailbreaker....

I'm kind of surprised by this choice too. I never would have seen this one coming :MAXIMAL:
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Re: Rumour: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Inferno

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:19 pm

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If TFWiki is correct in determining the make of the vehicle, then we can welcome Mitsubishi to the list of licenses. And I'm 100% certain we'll get Grapple. Hauler and Artfire, maybe as exclusives. Give TakaraTomy the chance to use MP Rodimus' Offshoot. ;)
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Re: Rumour: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Inferno

Postby Wolfman Jake » Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:30 pm

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Emerje wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:As for the desire for more Decepticons, come on guys, we just got Ramjet.


Ramjet started us down I road I hope we can back out of. The last thing we need is more Takara Tomy Mall exclusive unique MP characters at full MSRP. Hopefully Hasbro can get us a retail version someday for a better price.

As for Inferno, it just looks like someone digitally chopped up the original figure and made a silhouette out of it. If it does happen and he's that small it means they've finally abandoned alt mode scale which opens the doors for figures like Cliffjumper that are hard to scale and proportionalize. Unless they found a way to turn a giant firetruck into a much smaller robot.

Emerje


Takara has already abandoned any semblance of "alt mode scale" with the release of MP Bumblebee. His VW mode is way undersized to fit in with the other MP cars and trucks. The figures really scale in robot mode only. The fact that most of the cars at least fit in Optimus' or Ultra Magnus' trailers has more to do with play and display features than scale consistency.
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Re: Rumour: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Inferno

Postby SillyMcGilly » Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:42 pm

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That outline looks so similar to Mastermind Creations Backdraft.
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Re: Rumour: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Inferno

Postby xMXUx » Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:55 pm

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SillySpringer wrote:That outline looks so similar to Mastermind Creations Backdraft.

Probably because they're both representing Inferno >:oP
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Re: Rumour: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Inferno

Postby SillyMcGilly » Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:04 pm

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xMXUx wrote:
SillySpringer wrote:That outline looks so similar to Mastermind Creations Backdraft.

Probably because they're both representing Inferno >:oP


Well yeah duh, but I was mostly talking about the overall shape. The feet for example look like they transform in an extremely similar way from what I can see. I am hoping it's different enough for people to not just say "MMC did it better". I hope Takara's version's main difference is not just that he's more blocky.

Also, MMC's figures have way more articulation that Takara's MPs. I hope that doesn't draw too many people away. I hope Inferno is also a lot less expensive than MMC's version.
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Re: Rumour: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Inferno

Postby Optimum Supreme » Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:51 pm

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Why are Inferno and Red Alert reenacting The Bodyguard?

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Re: Rumour: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Inferno

Postby Wolfman Jake » Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:26 pm

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Optimum Supreme wrote:Why are Inferno and Red Alert reenacting The Bodyguard?

"And I-eee-I-eee-I will always love you-ooo-ooo"

:lol:


Because of this:

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