Toyfare's latest issue *SPOILERS*

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Toyfare's latest issue *SPOILERS*

Postby tacogrande » Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:23 pm

They have a count down of their opinion of the 100 best toys made in I think maybe the last decade or so. Anyway, I just glanced through it but saw ML Soundwave and MP Megatron somewhat high in the list. However, the #1 toy according to Toyfare was Masterpiece Optimus Prime!

I apologize if this has been posted already. I thought it was really cool. MP Prime is one of my favorite toys, and though their list is definitely a bit iffy (any "definitive" list based on opinions will be), they have a pretty solid line up of toys which makes it far cooler that Optimus is #1.

TF Fans rejoice! Or something.
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Postby tom brokaw » Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:52 pm

now mp primes price will rise because of this.... as if hes not already hard to find and expensive. great job toyfare, great job :MAD: .
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Postby Lapse Of Reason » Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:57 pm

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aye, but it is a figure worthy of such designation.
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Postby twee » Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:55 pm

*waits for all the diehards to come in all outraged, declaring Masterpiece TFs aren't merely toys*
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Postby tom brokaw » Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:59 pm

twee wrote:*waits for all the diehards to come in all outraged, declaring Masterpiece TFs aren't merely toys*

good point. however, why is it that they say masterpiece prime is not a toy, but the american 20th anniversary prime is a toy.
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Postby Slumble B » Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:09 pm

Transformers aren't merely toys, they are sophisticated designs of engineering.

Stupid toyfare...

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twee wrote:*waits for all the diehards to come in all outraged, declaring Masterpiece TFs aren't merely toys*

good point. however, why is it that they say masterpiece prime is not a toy, but the american 20th anniversary prime is a toy.


Probably the price and quality.
I know I got one of my anniversary Primes for only 25 bucks
at Walmart. My 6 year old got that one and she plays with it.
Definitely a toy.
No way would I give her anything that cost 100 bucks, maybe a bike, to just play with. At least the parts are big enough you can tell what they are when you find them lying around the house so you can get Ratchet do do a kwik repair job.

And sir, it is American(A not a). A broadcaster such as yourself should know that. :)
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Postby i_amtrunks » Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:41 pm

I doubt there are many toys that are designed and produced with such quality as the MP Prime figure.

A worthy #1.
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Postby autobot commander » Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:45 pm

how is this a spioler?
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Postby tacogrande » Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:33 pm

It's a countdown of 100 figures. It obviously starts with 100, and goes to #1. If you like the suspense then it's a spoiler. Technically the issue isn't even out in stores yet, so I didn't want to ruin it for anyone. Just playing it safe.
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Postby Zeds » Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:58 am

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Awesome news regarding MP-01. Well deserved in my mind. Best designed toy of all time indeed! If BW Neo Unicron was made it would have been a close second.

The Takara owned Transformers line in Japan was gearing up to produce a Unicron toy for its 1998 Beast Wars Neo line! But it, like it's G1 counterpart in the mid 80's, was never produced. A prototype was exhibited at the Tokyo Toy Fare. I would give my right arm for this figure. Judge for yourself:

http://www.unicron.com/mainpage/unicron/neounicron1.jpg

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g1transformers wrote:Awesome news regarding MP-01. Well deserved in my mind. Best designed toy of all time indeed! If BW Neo Unicron was made it would have been a close second.

The Takara owned Transformers line in Japan was gearing up to produce a Unicron toy for its 1998 Beast Wars Neo line! But it, like it's G1 counterpart in the mid 80's, was never produced. A prototype was exhibited at the Tokyo Toy Fare. I would give my right arm for this figure. Judge for yourself:

http://www.unicron.com/mainpage/unicron/neounicron1.jpg

http://www.unicron.com/mainpage/unicron/neounicron2.jpg

http://www.unicron.com/mainpage/unicron/neounicron3.jpg

http://www.unicron.com/mainpage/unicron/neounicron4.jpg

http://www.unicron.com/mainpage/unicron/neounicron5.jpg


Z, I think it's safe to say we'd all glady give a limb for that little piece of history.

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Down_Shift wrote:Z, I think it's safe to say we'd all glady give a limb for that little piece of history.


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Postby megatroptimus » Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:35 am

DISCHARGE wrote:
Probably the price and quality.
I know I got one of my anniversary Primes for only 25 bucks
at Walmart. My 6 year old got that one and she plays with it.
Definitely a toy.
:)


They're the exact same toy buddy, save for MORE paint apps on the Hasbro version and shorter smokestacks. Quality is exactly the same.
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Postby lanzajr26 » Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:48 am

megatroptimus wrote:
DISCHARGE wrote:
Probably the price and quality.
I know I got one of my anniversary Primes for only 25 bucks
at Walmart. My 6 year old got that one and she plays with it.
Definitely a toy.
:)


They're the exact same toy buddy, save for MORE paint apps on the Hasbro version and shorter smokestacks. Quality is exactly the same.


One is plastic and one has die-cast... personally I see the MP version to be of higher quality due to its construction.
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lanzajr26 wrote:
megatroptimus wrote:
DISCHARGE wrote:
Probably the price and quality.
I know I got one of my anniversary Primes for only 25 bucks
at Walmart. My 6 year old got that one and she plays with it.
Definitely a toy.
:)


They're the exact same toy buddy, save for MORE paint apps on the Hasbro version and shorter smokestacks. Quality is exactly the same.


One is plastic and one has die-cast... personally I see the MP version to be of higher quality due to its construction.

There IS Die-Cast in the Hasbro release! What are you talking about? Unless if you're referring to the new one that came out at the time of Classics, with the crappy talking base...
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Postby Wes Crayon » Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:30 am

Forget MP Prime and company... I'm all about that Unicron prototype. I bet some kitbasher (if he/she hasn't already) could do something comparable with the Cybertron Unicron, though. He'd be a tiny planet, but still...
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Postby skywarp-2 » Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:42 am

Actually I am glad they didn't center on Cybertron prime being the best ever.. though he is in my mind..regardless of Masterpiece, whose a great collector's item, but the best toy.. is certainly Cybertron Prime!!

that prototype unicron would have been better then the Armada/energon version... simply because it was based on the beast Wars Neo Unicron, who was hailed as the baddest villain in all the universe.. and because he was the Beast Wars neo Unicron he was also in Japanese canon, the original Unicorn as well..
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Postby opjet » Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:24 am

mp jetfire nxt takara/tomy please it's very simple
add a few di-cast parts, oversize a classics jetfire
by a scale factor of 3 or 5 add some more
gim micks come on jetfire is in top 5
transformers of all time that have bin remade
in a differenet form by my count there is like
10 forms of jetfire over the years
anybody agree with me
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Postby Megatron Wolf » Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:04 pm

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-Z- G1 Snarl Rules wrote:Awesome news regarding MP-01. Well deserved in my mind. Best designed toy of all time indeed! If BW Neo Unicron was made it would have been a close second.

The Takara owned Transformers line in Japan was gearing up to produce a Unicron toy for its 1998 Beast Wars Neo line! But it, like it's G1 counterpart in the mid 80's, was never produced. A prototype was exhibited at the Tokyo Toy Fare. I would give my right arm for this figure. Judge for yourself:

http://www.unicron.com/mainpage/unicron/neounicron1.jpg

http://www.unicron.com/mainpage/unicron/neounicron2.jpg

http://www.unicron.com/mainpage/unicron/neounicron3.jpg

http://www.unicron.com/mainpage/unicron/neounicron4.jpg

http://www.unicron.com/mainpage/unicron/neounicron5.jpg


I wish that unicron was made, When i heard that there was going to be a unicron made i thought it was this one. Nope we get stuck with the crap Armada one. Yeha its a cool figure but that proto type looks 100 times better. Its cool that MP Prime is first but the MPs/anniversary figures along with the alternators are not toys. They are collection pieces. A toy is something that you can play with when ever you want and not be afraid to break it. Plus real toys dont cost $50-$100.
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Postby Dclone Soundwave » Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:31 pm

-Z- G1 Snarl Rules wrote:
Down_Shift wrote:Z, I think it's safe to say we'd all glady give a limb for that little piece of history.


QFT! Feel like a kid sometimes that just does not get what he wants no matter how much he asks for it. That puppy is just a thing of beauty.


I agree, but the only thing about BWNEO Unicron that I would miss that Aramda Unicron had was articulated hands & fingers. Still, this would've been one awesome toy to have in my possession. Oh well.
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Postby megatroptimus » Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:36 pm

lanzajr26 wrote:
One is plastic and one has die-cast... personally I see the MP version to be of higher quality due to its construction.


Talk about being uninformed. For how many years the mold has been out now, 2, 3? You'd think would know better by now. Both toys share the same materials in the exact same spots, die-cast included.

1337W422102 wrote:Unless if you're referring to the new one that came out at the time of Classics, with the crappy talking base...


Nope, that one is the same as well, just different/uglier paint job.

opjet wrote:mp jetfire nxt takara/tomy please it's very simple
add a few di-cast parts, oversize a classics jetfire
by a scale factor of 3 or 5 add some more
gim micks come on jetfire is in top 5
transformers of all time that have bin remade
in a differenet form by my count there is like
10 forms of jetfire over the years
anybody agree with me


You're basically asking for another Yamato release. :)
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1337W422102 wrote:Unless if you're referring to the new one that came out at the time of Classics, with the crappy talking base...


Nope, that one is the same as well, just different/uglier paint job.[/quote]
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Postby Vile MK III » Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:43 pm

MP Optimus Prime is soooooo over rated. T_T
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