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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 8:29 pm
by Terrsolpix
By some mirracle please cause the original MP-36 to go down in price ;)
Otherwise kinda digging that shockwave. I’d still prefer the lavender deco but this’d do in a pinch.

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 8:31 pm
by Ironhidensh
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Whistle whistle whistle worriers!!!

https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... led/41199/

Now I shall rejoice.

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 8:32 pm
by sol magnus
Toy accurate Megatron should quiet the "I hate cartoons" folk for at least a while.

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 8:33 pm
by D-Maximal_Primal
It's kinda funny how we went from 0 to 4 new MP reveals in like an hour, even if we did know MP42 and MP43 were coming/had preorders for MP42. And they are seem to have killed it!

I need to listen to you more often Cobo, I really should!

It's also funny because this means some of us will be pre-ordering 2 very different Megatrons at the same time in the MP line :lol: :lol:

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 8:33 pm
by Cobotron
sol magnus wrote:Toy accurate Megatron should quiet the "I hate cartoons" folk for at least a while.
Sure will!

But I don't hate cartoons. Just that one.

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 8:39 pm
by Ironhidensh
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:It's kinda funny how we went from 0 to 4 new MP reveals in like an hour, even if we did know MP42 and MP43 were coming/had preorders for MP42. And they are seem to have killed it!

I need to listen to you more often Cobo, I really should!

It's also funny because this means some of us will be pre-ordering 2 very different Megatrons at the same time in the MP line :lol: :lol:

[-(
No. There was 1 reveal. Repaints don't count, just like those damn kids need to get off my lawn!!! :HEADHURTS:





Just kidding (kinda), you kids can enjoy your repaints, I guess.

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 8:40 pm
by D-Maximal_Primal
Ironhidensh wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:It's kinda funny how we went from 0 to 4 new MP reveals in like an hour, even if we did know MP42 and MP43 were coming/had preorders for MP42. And they are seem to have killed it!

I need to listen to you more often Cobo, I really should!

It's also funny because this means some of us will be pre-ordering 2 very different Megatrons at the same time in the MP line :lol: :lol:

[-(
No. There was 1 reveal. Repaints don't count, just like those damn kids need to get off my lawn!!! :HEADHURTS:

Just kidding (kinda), you kids can enjoy your repaints, I guess.

But that one reveal was an absolute killer wasn't it?

Still shaking. So much awesomeness in so little time

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 8:43 pm
by Ironhidensh
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Ironhidensh wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:It's kinda funny how we went from 0 to 4 new MP reveals in like an hour, even if we did know MP42 and MP43 were coming/had preorders for MP42. And they are seem to have killed it!

I need to listen to you more often Cobo, I really should!

It's also funny because this means some of us will be pre-ordering 2 very different Megatrons at the same time in the MP line :lol: :lol:

[-(
No. There was 1 reveal. Repaints don't count, just like those damn kids need to get off my lawn!!! :HEADHURTS:

Just kidding (kinda), you kids can enjoy your repaints, I guess.

But that one reveal was an absolute killer wasn't it?

Still shaking. So much awesomeness in so little time

It was quite good. While the MPM line anoys me for taking slots from G1, I absolutely love these MP Beasties. I'm so hoping for rhinox and Waspinator.

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 8:46 pm
by LevelRage
I'd pick up that Shockwave right there instead of the last one. The darker purple just looks so much better. Hope it's a decent price though.

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 8:48 pm
by william-james88
Sabrblade wrote:Also, I'm wrong about Shockwave being toy-based. The ad says he's anime colored.

Makes no goddam sense. The original MP was so anime accurate, it even came with those toon srtickers

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 9:08 pm
by MagicDeath
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Also, I'm wrong about Shockwave being toy-based. The ad says he's anime colored.

Makes no goddam sense. The original MP was so anime accurate, it even came with those toon srtickers

So, I just looked at some Shockwave pictures, and I can’t figure out where the lavender color scheme is from. It might be my colorbindness, though. Anyone know?

Also, I was thinking that I should pick up an MP Shockwave when they released him in a darker color. I’ll probably pick this one up.

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 9:21 pm
by Seibertron
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:And there is the Megatron I have wanted.

He will be pre-ordered. As Cobo-the-wise once said, Patience does pay off


I'm right there with you. While I love cartoon based Megatron's head, I really have a special place for the toy version of G1 Megatron. He has such a distinct and unique look ... I just love seeing it whether it's in artwork or as the toy. It's just damn cool.

Dark colored Shockwave is extremely welcomed.

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 9:28 pm
by Seibertron
sol magnus wrote:Toy accurate Megatron should quiet the "I hate cartoons" folk for at least a while.


I just want to clarify this. I don't think any of us "hate the cartoons" look. Those of us who aren't fans of the flat plain panels just want the level of detailing from the toys or manga applied to the general cartoon look. Big difference there.

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 9:35 pm
by ScottyP
Time to figure out a trigger crotch transformation

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 9:37 pm
by Seibertron
MagicDeath wrote:So, I just looked at some Shockwave pictures, and I can’t figure out where the lavender color scheme is from. It might be my colorbindness, though. Anyone know?


Takara has had a long history with the ridiculous lavender color. While the color purple might come across occasionally as "lavender" in the cartoon from time to time, I don't think any of us actually perceive those lighter colors as being the actual colors of those figures. It's like the use of blue for comic book "accurate" black. I realized when I was reading the comics way back in the day that the colors in the book weren't accurate, just like "purple" Soundwave from the Marvel comics should have been blue. Just because Soundwave was purple in the comics doesn't mean I want a comic book "accurate" Soundwave. Please, Primus, no thank you. Takara has taken "cartoon" accuracy to an absurd level instead of a common sense level. Wish they'd snap out of it and would quit using lavender. There's no place for it. It's regular purple or dark purple, Takara.

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 9:38 pm
by Seibertron
ScottyP wrote:Time to figure out a trigger crotch transformation


Yah, I think that's the only thing missing here. I'm with you on this one, ScottyP. :D

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 9:59 pm
by Ultra Markus
sol magnus wrote:Toy accurate Megatron should quiet the "I hate cartoons" folk for at least a while.

what about the marvel comicbook accurate megs
Megatron-Transformers-Marvel-Comics-1980s.jpg

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 10:13 pm
by fenrir72
Takara Tomy mall exclusives for the MP Laserwave and Megs? Laserwave looks more Takara 1985 toy accurate purple by the looks of it.

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 11:16 pm
by Deathsaurus1
Looks like I need them lol. Except shocks.
Should I wait for a more toy accurate sunny?

MP-29+ Laserwave

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 11:18 pm
by Cyberpath
What? Takara, how rude!

And he's even packed with a left translucent hand, like I wanted.

Cyberpath wrote: (26 Jun 2016)

Kind of wish Takara had included a transparent left hand, too. So he could do this...

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Weeee!


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More stock photos HERE.

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 11:31 pm
by Cyberpath
MagicDeath wrote:So, I just looked at some Shockwave pictures, and I can’t figure out where the lavender color scheme is from. It might be my colorbindness, though. Anyone know?

Also, I was thinking that I should pick up an MP Shockwave when they released him in a darker color. I’ll probably pick this one up.


His purple wasn't always a consistent shade..

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But it was generally this dark tone.

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 6:25 am
by Dr. Caelus
Seibertron wrote:
MagicDeath wrote:So, I just looked at some Shockwave pictures, and I can’t figure out where the lavender color scheme is from. It might be my colorbindness, though. Anyone know?


Takara has had a long history with the ridiculous lavender color. While the color purple might come across occasionally as "lavender" in the cartoon from time to time, I don't think any of us actually perceive those lighter colors as being the actual colors of those figures.


I do. I always recall Shockwave being light purple in the cartoons and dark purple in the comics. Since the cartoon was what I saw first, that's where my mind is locked.

I also feel like the darker color is going to make him look smaller, which is a bad thing for that figure.

Edit:
Human memory for color isn't great:
https://link.springer.com/article/10.3758/BF03197418

Our vision also changes as we age, but that would largely affect perception of depth, since changes in how we perceive color would probably occur before we have memory.

I guess another potentially important factor is that I was 1-2yrs old when the cartoon first aired. I grew up with VHS recordings and later the chopshopped G2 re-airing. Perhaps the colors faded some?

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 6:59 am
by mentre83
Megaplex variant in 3, 2, 1...

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 10:34 am
by Black Hat
Shockwave looks good. I'm not sure I'll get him over Quakeblast (who is both ridiculously affordable AND a really, really good figure) but were I to get any version of that mold it would be that.

Megatron looks pretty ace too, I'm almost tempted by that version.

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 12:06 pm
by JelZe GoldRabbit
Caelus wrote:I guess another potentially important factor is that I was 1-2yrs old when the cartoon first aired. I grew up with VHS recordings and later the chopshopped G2 re-airing. Perhaps the colors faded some?


Discoloration of the masters is a major problem with restoration and upgrading footage to HD (I don't see the point in HD, really), so anything is a close approximation at best. I don't suppose the color codes are included with the original animation models?