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Re: Transformers MP-56 Trailbreaker Discussion

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Fri Jan 13, 2023 10:41 am

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Emerje wrote:"Trailbreakdancer" :lol:

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Re: Transformers MP-56 Trailbreaker Discussion

Postby Emerje » Sun Jan 15, 2023 11:11 pm

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Been messing around with him myself, he really is an impressive figure. They had to really think outside the box to get an alt mode about the size of a regular Autobot car to unfold into a bot mode comparable to Ironhide and Inferno. The hand swapping gimmick is interesting, sliding off instead of popping off, I really thought you'd just tuck the hands away and plug the guns into the empty space. I do wish his hips were a little wider and his default gun hand wasn't so loose when extended, though it is neat you can transform him without removing it. Also neat the way his shoulder gun splits, the chrome makes it look seamless, you can barely tell. Really a great figure that should satisfy both fans of the old style and cartoon style MPs.

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Re: Transformers MP-56 Trailbreaker Discussion

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sun Jan 15, 2023 11:30 pm

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Sigh, really regret missing out on this.
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Re: Transformers MP-56 Trailbreaker Discussion

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Mon Jan 16, 2023 7:15 pm

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Emerje wrote:Been messing around with him myself, he really is an impressive figure. They had to really think outside the box to get an alt mode about the size of a regular Autobot car to unfold into a bot mode comparable to Ironhide and Inferno. The hand swapping gimmick is interesting, sliding off instead of popping off, I really thought you'd just tuck the hands away and plug the guns into the empty space. I do wish his hips were a little wider and his default gun hand wasn't so loose when extended, though it is neat you can transform him without removing it. Also neat the way his shoulder gun splits, the chrome makes it look seamless, you can barely tell. Really a great figure that should satisfy both fans of the old style and cartoon style MPs.

Emerje

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Sigh, really regret missing out on this.

He is really damn good, and he seems like he is sadly going to be underappreciated based on the very limited discussions I am seeing everywhere for him. He is so so good, he deserves much more notice
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Re: Transformers MP-56 Trailbreaker Discussion

Postby Whifflefire » Thu Apr 20, 2023 1:54 pm

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A couple of weeks ago, TFSource had a deal on Masterpiece Trailbreaker where he was not only 20 dollars off, but purchasing him would also score the buyer a gift card for future TFSource purchases. I was originally going to pass on Trailbreaker, but I decided to go for it not only because of this deal, but also because I was approaching the 400th addition to my collection, and I wanted a significant figure to mark the milestone with. 100 was Universe/ROTF Silverbolt, my first combiner, 200 was T30 Jetfire, the first generations leader class and my favourite character, and 300 was Earthrise Skylynx, another favourite of mine and my first Commander class figure.

So for #400, I was thinking Retro "Pink" Hot Rod, since that figure is significant as the first time the character has been given his on-screen colour scheme, the fulfilment of his original prototype appearance, and would have been my first experience with the G1 mould.

But Hot Rod was not yet available in stores and sold out online, so it wasn't clear that I would be able to get him soon. I had a growing pile of figures I hadn't opened yet and didn't want to wait too long before getting to them.

So along comes Masterpiece Trailbreaker. I never really had any connection to Trailbreaker, and like I said it was a sale that motivated me into even considering this figure at all. But while mulling it over, I began to appreciate what this figure had to offer. MP-56 is a perfect realisation of a classic character in toy-form. And for this character specifically, who has received less attention than most of his peers in toylines, it's especially notable that his design is finally being given a very dedicated treatment. While being faithful to the original design is a given in Masterpiece, this figure really makes you appreciate that design. He's very distinctive due to his height, and the way the vehicle parts form the shape of the body to make a uniquely proportioned character among other Transformers. He's got great articulation and plenty of accessories to maximize playability. The transformation has a really nice level of complexity without being unmanageable. He's really a great figure overall to handle and pose. And as I don't have many MPs, he's among the elites of my collection. I've decided Trailbreaker is absolutely worthy of the milestone number.


Then like the next week Pink Hot Rod randomly came back in stock on Pulse so I guess if I had waited a bit this would have been a non-issue but whatever.

So that is the story of how MP Trailbreaker became my 400th Transformers toy. I'm not going to get into much detail on the figure itself because so many have already explained why this figure is great on its own. I just wanted to note what Trailbreaker means for my collection. Here are some photos!

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Re: Transformers MP-56 Trailbreaker Discussion

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Jul 06, 2023 9:56 am

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Masterpiece MP-56+

https://takaratomymall.jp/shop/g/g4904810908999/

Diaclone-colored yellow Trailbreaker with a toy-accurate head and toy-accurate guns.

Name seems to be "Rigorous" (リゴラス Rigorasu). We'll need to wait for the official Romanization to be sure.

Will likely be added to Hirofumi Ichikawa's Diaclone-themed MP storyline that's been included with each of these Diaclone-colored MPs.

Also includes a "force barrier" accessory for Trailbreaker.
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Re: Transformers MP-56 Trailbreaker Discussion

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Thu Jul 06, 2023 10:30 am

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Craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap.....

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Re: Transformers MP-56 Trailbreaker Discussion

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Jul 06, 2023 2:18 pm

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Embedding the pics:

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Re: Transformers MP-56 Trailbreaker Discussion

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Thu Jul 06, 2023 2:58 pm

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Oh it's beautiful
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Re: Transformers MP-56 Trailbreaker Discussion

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Jul 06, 2023 11:18 pm

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Straight from TakaraTomy's website, turns out the name is spelled "Riggorus". And is a Decepticon!

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Also, a closer look reveals that this figure is actually a retool of MP Hoist rather than Trailbreaker. It just uses Trailbreaker's camper top in place of Hoist's towing apparatus. This combination of Trailbreaker parts on the Hoist version of the mold is to make it as toy-accurate as possible.
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Re: Transformers MP-56 Trailbreaker Discussion

Postby triKlops » Fri Jul 07, 2023 2:58 pm

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Re: Transformers MP-56 Trailbreaker Discussion

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Sun Jul 09, 2023 4:16 pm

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triKlops wrote:And preordered via AJP...

https://amzn.asia/d/6YuOqaS

$170 seems really steep for him
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Re: Transformers MP-56 Trailbreaker Discussion

Postby triKlops » Mon Jul 10, 2023 7:19 pm

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D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
triKlops wrote:And preordered via AJP...

https://amzn.asia/d/6YuOqaS

$170 seems really steep for him



It does, it does.
I checked and MP Trailbreaker was 126 shipped with the good conversion, for myself.
Since it's so fresh, it won't give me a prorated invoice just yet but if it hits 150 shipped, i can live with it.
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Re: Transformers MP-56 Trailbreaker Discussion

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Tue Jul 11, 2023 6:22 pm

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triKlops wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
triKlops wrote:And preordered via AJP...

https://amzn.asia/d/6YuOqaS

$170 seems really steep for him

It does, it does.
I checked and MP Trailbreaker was 126 shipped with the good conversion, for myself.
Since it's so fresh, it won't give me a prorated invoice just yet but if it hits 150 shipped, i can live with it.

I am curious to see what BBTS, Pulse, etc. set their prices as
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Re: Transformers MP-56 Trailbreaker Discussion

Postby Emerje » Tue Jul 11, 2023 9:37 pm

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D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
triKlops wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
triKlops wrote:And preordered via AJP...

https://amzn.asia/d/6YuOqaS

$170 seems really steep for him

It does, it does.
I checked and MP Trailbreaker was 126 shipped with the good conversion, for myself.
Since it's so fresh, it won't give me a prorated invoice just yet but if it hits 150 shipped, i can live with it.

I am curious to see what BBTS, Pulse, etc. set their prices as

Really thought they'd do a Transformers Tuesday announcement for those today.

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Re: Transformers MP-56 Trailbreaker Discussion

Postby triKlops » Tue Jul 11, 2023 9:42 pm

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Emerje wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
triKlops wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
triKlops wrote:And preordered via AJP...

https://amzn.asia/d/6YuOqaS

$170 seems really steep for him

It does, it does.
I checked and MP Trailbreaker was 126 shipped with the good conversion, for myself.
Since it's so fresh, it won't give me a prorated invoice just yet but if it hits 150 shipped, i can live with it.

I am curious to see what BBTS, Pulse, etc. set their prices as

Really thought they'd do a Transformers Tuesday announcement for those today.

Emerje



Agreed DMax.

Emerge, looks like they may be building up to it now we are post Movie release.
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Re: Transformers MP-56 Trailbreaker Discussion

Postby triKlops » Fri Jul 14, 2023 4:10 pm

Motto: "New England TransFormers Collectors Group member"
triKlops wrote:
Emerje wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
triKlops wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
triKlops wrote:And preordered via AJP...

https://amzn.asia/d/6YuOqaS

$170 seems really steep for him

It does, it does.
I checked and MP Trailbreaker was 126 shipped with the good conversion, for myself.
Since it's so fresh, it won't give me a prorated invoice just yet but if it hits 150 shipped, i can live with it.

I am curious to see what BBTS, Pulse, etc. set their prices as

Really thought they'd do a Transformers Tuesday announcement for those today.

Emerje



Agreed DMax.

Emerge, looks like they may be building up to it now we are post Movie release.



Following up on this, after the math, $141 shipped.
That works for me.
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