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Postby Cyberpath » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:34 pm

Kind of hoping they will paint the back of the robot fuel-tanks blue on the final product.

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It's not unheard of, they changed MP-22 Magnus before the release. Even edited the stock photos to match the toy when they redid the MP page.

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Postby Scramjet » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:30 pm

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Dang it Cyberpath. Can’t unsee!!
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Postby SkyFire Prime » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:23 pm

Haha the last pic is mine :D
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby william-james88 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:53 am

SkyFire Prime wrote:Haha the last pic is mine :D
I'm flattered

Hey man, it was awesome!

Also, this made me crack up real bad:

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby Scramjet » Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:54 am

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So I've got MP-1 at the office today, and proportionally he's pretty similar to MP-44!! Every time I handle this figure I forget how heavy he is. Hot dang the detail in robot mode is great. Alt mode is super wonky, but he's a pretty awesome robot. Also, his head can be removed easily like MP-44, and he has a giant ion blaster.

I know there are some western retailers carrying him, but we haven't received any update on if they'll have non-Japanese instructions/box/sounds yet correct?
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby william-james88 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:56 am

itscramtastic wrote:I know there are some western retailers carrying him, but we haven't received any update on if they'll have non-Japanese instructions/box/sounds yet correct?

There will be a version with english wrap around to sell the box at US and Canadian retailers. Do not know about the sounds, Hasbro will be getting back to me on that. I told them that would be the main reason people would spend $100 more to buy it locally than getting it off amazon japan.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby Scramjet » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:18 am

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william-james88 wrote:
itscramtastic wrote:I know there are some western retailers carrying him, but we haven't received any update on if they'll have non-Japanese instructions/box/sounds yet correct?
There will be a version with english wrap around to sell the box at US and Canadian retailers. Do not know about the sounds, Hasbro will be getting back to me on that. I told them that would be the main reason people would spend $100 more to buy it locally than getting it off amazon japan.
Excellent work WJ!! I anxiously await your report!!
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby Scramjet » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:24 am

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william-james88 wrote:
itscramtastic wrote:I know there are some western retailers carrying him, but we haven't received any update on if they'll have non-Japanese instructions/box/sounds yet correct?
There will be a version with english wrap around to sell the box at US and Canadian retailers. Do not know about the sounds, Hasbro will be getting back to me on that. I told them that would be the main reason people would spend $100 more to buy it locally than getting it off amazon japan.
Excellent work WJ!!

They should drop the price $100 considering the as you mentioned Amazon Japan is right around $320 USD.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby Scramjet » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:33 am

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Really kicking around this Amazon Japan idea. Who else has ordered from Amazon Japan in the US with a larger item (box size) like this guy probably will be?
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby william-james88 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:35 am

itscramtastic wrote:Really kicking around this Amazon Japan idea. Who else has ordered from Amazon Japan in the US with a larger item (box size) like this guy probably will be?

Are you asking shipping price? Amazon Japan's shipping is dirt cheap, just 10$. And you get it in 3 days. Its probably because their calibation is off or something.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby Scramjet » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:37 am

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william-james88 wrote:
itscramtastic wrote:Really kicking around this Amazon Japan idea. Who else has ordered from Amazon Japan in the US with a larger item (box size) like this guy probably will be?
Are you asking shipping price? Amazon Japan's shipping is dirt cheap, just 10$. And you get it in 3 days. Its probably because their calibation is off or something.
I saw the "International shipping" was 600Y for figures, I guess I thought this would qualify for the dimensional calculation!

Curiouser and curiouser.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby Cyberpath » Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:17 pm

Until we get a real one..

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SkyFire Prime wrote:Haha the last pic is mine :D
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What.. do you mean? :-?
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby Scramjet » Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:23 pm

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Cyberpath wrote:Until we get a real one..
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I mean that's cool, but where's "Sherman Dam"?! :lol: :APPLAUSE:
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby Cyberpath » Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:32 pm

itscramtastic wrote:I mean that's cool, but where's "Sherman Dam"?! :lol: :APPLAUSE:
Ask Takara. :/ Their Beast Wars diorama was pretty good. I guess it's nice that they're leaving something for us to do again. ;)

No scenes with the battle damage yet either!
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby nycPrime » Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:26 pm

I have it on order from Amazon JP. Last I checked it was close to $305 at 33% off and dirt cheap shipping. Free to cancel the PO so I figured why not.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby Guitarbot » Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:56 pm

Maybe it's much too early in the game
But I thought I'd ask just the same...

Has anyone brought up (haven't read entire thread) speculation of whether we could get a potential Ultra Magnus re-mold out of MP-44 someday - using trailer "armor" instead of integrated transformation? (Or integrated transformation of trailer armor?)

With the complexity of MP-44 I can't imagine this was discussed/included during design stage... but fun to speculate. I never would have imagined something like that possible, but Takara Tomy keeps blowing my mind and completely upping their game.

I was never a fan of Masterpiece UM... too big, not posable.. would love to see an update with better scale based on MP-44... but would love to round out the rest of the Ark crew too!
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:03 pm

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Masterpiece Ultra Magnus is NOT "too big" by anything other than the season 3 scale chart, which was frankly deluded with the size it made him.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby Guitarbot » Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:22 pm

Masterpiece Ultra Magnus is NOT "too big" by anything other than the season 3 scale chart, which was frankly deluded with the size it made him.


As you note, cartoon scale changes... I always got the impression he was maybe a head taller than prime at most, and roughly similarly proportioned... but it's been awhile since I've watched the movie or any cartoon with them pictured together. MP-22 always seemed somewhat disproportionate to me... At least IMHO... as always, YMMV

He's definitely in toy accurate with regard to G1 scale for sure!

I think I'm just getting spoiled by the ultra-poseable, super-streamlined MPs of the last couple of years
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:14 pm

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Well, by all rights Ultra Magnua should be fairly big (as per the G1 toy). A cab the same size as Optimus' plus armor made from a bulky trailer big enough for four Autobot cars adds up to a hefty robot! The official scale chart has him way too tiny in robot mode. Siege Magnus has a smaller super robot mode that's more in line with the chart, but also has a decidedly more compact trailer

If he lacks for posability overmuch, that's just the designers not trying hard enough.
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Postby chuckdawg1999 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:43 am

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itscramtastic wrote:Really kicking around this Amazon Japan idea. Who else has ordered from Amazon Japan in the US with a larger item (box size) like this guy probably will be?


I got MP Megatron and it was packed beautifully, I actually wept opening it.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby Scramjet » Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:21 am

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chuckdawg1999 wrote:
itscramtastic wrote:Really kicking around this Amazon Japan idea. Who else has ordered from Amazon Japan in the US with a larger item (box size) like this guy probably will be?
I got MP Megatron and it was packed beautifully, I actually wept opening it.
I bet you did!! I'd weep just having MP-36 :lol:
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:13 am

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ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Well, by all rights Ultra Magnua should be fairly big (as per the G1 toy). A cab the same size as Optimus' plus armor made from a bulky trailer big enough for four Autobot cars adds up to a hefty robot! The official scale chart has him way too tiny in robot mode. Siege Magnus has a smaller super robot mode that's more in line with the chart, but also has a decidedly more compact trailer

The Masterpiece Line is currently using the cartoon for reference, and you know this, so why would you try to bring the G1 toy scale into it? Sure, by toy standards he’s nearly half-again taller than Optimus, but the cartoon showed him, as GuitarBot says, not much more than about a head taller.
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:If he lacks for posability overmuch, that's just the designers not trying hard enough.

They tried too hard on MP-44, they didn’t try hard enough of MP-22, just make up your mind! :-P
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby william-james88 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:27 am

itscramtastic wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
itscramtastic wrote:Really kicking around this Amazon Japan idea. Who else has ordered from Amazon Japan in the US with a larger item (box size) like this guy probably will be?
I got MP Megatron and it was packed beautifully, I actually wept opening it.
I bet you did!! I'd weep just having MP-36 :lol:

He is, with no exageration, one of the greatest achievements from Takara. I love that toy and he was worth every penny. I cannot believe that a toy made up of so many parts that rearange themselves can still be so solid in robot mode.
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Postby joevill » Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:07 am

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