Transformers Masterpiece: General Discussion

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Re: Transformers Masterpiece: General Discussion

Postby megatronus » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:28 am

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Re: Transformers Masterpiece: General Discussion

Postby xMXUx » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:59 am

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Shame that it's an exclusive, cause I still only own the KO Prowl which is decked out in Reprolabels for toy accuracy. So this new version is very welcome. But most likely too pricey for me due to TT Mal exclusive... We'll see in September I guess
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece: General Discussion

Postby Sigma Magnus » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:26 am

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Dang, that looks nice! I'll be sticking with my Hasbro Prowl though.
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece: General Discussion

Postby Black Hat » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:17 am

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Eh. I'll track down the original. Not a fan of these de-detailed redecoes.
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece: General Discussion

Postby Quantum Surge » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:54 am

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I don't get why they have to remove details to make them "cartoon accurate". I tend to prefer when the MP figures have more paint apps so as not to make them look overly simplistic.
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece: General Discussion

Postby zodconvoy » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:19 am

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Where do I order that in the states? I've been camping BBTS and TFSource but nothing form them.
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece: General Discussion

Postby steals_your_goats » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:30 am

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Well looks like I'll be trading in my regular mp-17 for this one. I really like the blue windows and the extra colors in the front of the car.
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece: General Discussion

Postby whacko » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:58 am

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There is no remolding going on here, at least with regards to the missiles in car mode.

The original MP-17 didn't come with missiles but you could acquire them separately. They look the same as the missiles that come with MP-17+ except they were black instead of silver/grey behind the chrome. The tabs on the side of the missile pods fit into slots molded into the sides of the rear bumper on the original MP-17. All this release does is include the missile pods and change the paint & window colors.
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece: General Discussion

Postby shajaki » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:44 am

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zodconvoy wrote:
shajaki wrote:Holy crap! Guess what I just realized is out at the end of this month?!

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Where do I order that in the states? I've been camping BBTS and TFSource but nothing form them.
You may have a rough go of it my friend. This thing is an exclusive in every sense of the word, akin to the BAPE's. He's literally only being sold in Japanese 7-11's in limited quantities. Those selling them online are few and will likely have to buy them from there themselves.

I pre-ordered mine through Anime Export, and apparently Nippon had it too. But both are sold out. I found another store, but do some homework on them first. I've never heard of them before so I have no idea of their quality or legitimacy...
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece: General Discussion

Postby Wolfman Jake » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:57 am

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I would not have guessed that Prowl would be the next Masterpiece to get an "anime" makeover. I have to admit, though, that the blue windows really do "pop." I never noticed how drab the figure looked before in all white, black, and gray, with just hints of color on the break lights and turn signals. Do either of the other Datsun brothers need a do-over too, though? Bluestreak seems perfect as is for an "anime" representation. I think all that they could really do for Smokescreen is omit his "sponsorship" decals. I do sense that an "anime" version of MP-10 Optimus Prime is coming sooner rather than later. Get ready for a blinding white pelvis, folks!
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece: General Discussion

Postby Cobotron » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:10 am

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Wolfman Jake wrote: Get ready for a blinding white pelvis, folks!

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Nothing we haven't seen before. :lol:

I can't believe I'm saying this, but there is something about that deco I do like.
For me though the good news is maybe I can find a good deal on a 2nd hand OG 17, as I'm sure folks will be unloading theirs in exchange for this version.
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My Reaction to the next MP+ NOT BEING WHEELJACK

Postby shajaki » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:26 am

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WHEELJACK!!!

HE"S THE ONE WHO NEEDS THE + TREATMENT
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece: General Discussion

Postby shajaki » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:27 am

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I mean.... Prowl looks nice..
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece: General Discussion

Postby Cyberpath » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:42 am

I think MP Prowl already looks great as is; but this is nice, too. It's the same fantastic figure with slightly different colour. Great for anyone who missed out the original and wants to catch up. (oh wait, this is a Takara Mall exclusive.. never mind then.)

Some pix of the original. :)

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And a few comparison pix --

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The original MP-17 can carry the shoulder cannons in car mode, too. This "Plus" version will likely have a new peg hole for the standard Takara flight stand though.

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Re: Transformers Masterpiece: General Discussion

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:08 am

Cartoon Accurate, eh?

So does he come with this face as an extra? :twisted:

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Re: Transformers Masterpiece: General Discussion

Postby shajaki » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:11 am

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Re: Transformers Masterpiece: General Discussion

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:35 am

:lol:

It's still one of the best scenes in The Movie. It's a shame they didn't pack something in with MP Ironhide to reference his own demise there.
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece: General Discussion

Postby Wolfman Jake » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:32 pm

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AllNewSuperRobot wrote::lol:

It's still one of the best scenes in The Movie. It's a shame they didn't pack something in with MP Ironhide to reference his own demise there.


You are GHOULISH, man! Maybe Takara will scratch your itch and release a special pack of Autobot "corpse faces" for you to use. ;)
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece: General Discussion

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:53 pm

Wolfman Jake wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote::lol:

It's still one of the best scenes in The Movie. It's a shame they didn't pack something in with MP Ironhide to reference his own demise there.


You are GHOULISH, man! Maybe Takara will scratch your itch and release a special pack of Autobot "corpse faces" for you to use. ;)



Well, they did the same thing with MP-36 Megatron, so it's only fair to include the Autobots too. Maybe a ruined torso piece for Wheeljack too ;)^
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece: General Discussion

Postby Wolfman Jake » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:28 pm

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AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote::lol:

It's still one of the best scenes in The Movie. It's a shame they didn't pack something in with MP Ironhide to reference his own demise there.


You are GHOULISH, man! Maybe Takara will scratch your itch and release a special pack of Autobot "corpse faces" for you to use. ;)



Well, they did the same thing with MP-36 Megatron, so it's only fair to include the Autobots too. Maybe a ruined torso piece for Wheeljack too ;)^


To be fair, with MP-36 Megatron, that was battle damage from his climactic fight scene with Optimus Prime in The Transformers The Movie. Even when Starscream dumped him into the vacuum of space, Megatron "still functioned." ;)
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece: General Discussion

Postby Emerje » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:05 am

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Quantum Surge wrote:I don't get why they have to remove details to make them "cartoon accurate".

Because the cartoon art lacked detail, therefore removing details to become "cartoon accurate". If you want more details get the original, and if that's still not enough then go for some ToyHax Reprolabels.
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece: General Discussion

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:46 am

Wolfman Jake wrote:To be fair, with MP-36 Megatron, that was battle damage from his climactic fight scene with Optimus Prime in The Transformers The Movie. Even when Starscream dumped him into the vacuum of space, Megatron "still functioned." ;)


However MP-36 also has his reformatting "face", essentially his skull. It's not just about paying homage to the Autobot's wounds though, hopefully (One Day) the MP Insecticons will come with extra crushed altmode parts.

An MP Ultra Magnus variant that bursts into segments is probably unfeasible as a toy though :lol:
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece: General Discussion

Postby Wolfman Jake » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:29 am

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AllNewSuperRobot wrote:An MP Ultra Magnus variant that bursts into segments is probably unfeasible as a toy though :lol:


Masterpiece Hero Mashers? :lol:

By the way, I wanted to make a note for everyone here regarding the recent preorders that have gone up for MP-17+ Prowl. They are all listed as manufactured by "Hasbro," not Takara. That makes sense knowing that Hasbro will be releasing these in their markets, and brings the cost down, especially since the Takara release will be a Takara Tomy Mall exclusive. However, I do have some reservations, mainly because of the joint Movie Masterpiece venture over the past year. Hasbro and Takara supposedly collaborated on those figures and even sold them under unified box art. However, the Hasbro releases still sometimes different from the Takara releases. For instance, MPM Bumblebee has different plastic colors used for the gray robot parts between the two territories. MPM Optimus Prime lacks blue paint on top of his feet for the Hasbro release but retains them for the Takara release. I don't want the Hasbro versions of MP-17+ Prowl to be lacking compared to the Takara Tomy release.
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece: General Discussion

Postby shajaki » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:13 pm

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Hey now, there IS a precedent. Behold, an MP corpse :lol:

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Re: Transformers Masterpiece: General Discussion

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:00 pm

shajaki wrote:Hey now, there IS a precedent. Behold, an MP corpse :lol:

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Needs a crying Daniel accessory :lol:

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