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Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:25 am
by carytheone
Cyberpath wrote:
carytheone wrote:Not sure if this thought has been tossed out, but (with the new MP18+ announced) what if this new MP Bee is just MP21+ and the rumor is mistranslated? The new cartoon accuracy is just deco?
The thought had crossed my mind, too. But the Japanese text says "v2.0 body." :-?
Personally I'm hoping for a new SD alt mode that leads to the rest of the minibots in the same style.

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:04 am
by Emerje
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Emerje wrote:Indeed. It's hard to mistake something like the VW Beetle front, even on the cartoon. However the other Mini-Bot alt modes are much more generic looking and probably can get away without licenses.

Emerje


Except for the fact that their original Japanese names from the Car Robots line often played off the names of the real world cars. I even think designers admitted to basing the toys off of real cars.

I'm speaking strictly of the cartoon models here. Is anyone really going to associate Cliffjumper's car design from the cartoon...

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With the car he's based on...

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Without some serious scrutinizing over things like the little vent on the hood? I'd say there's enough changed (large spoiler, big fenders, oversized rear tire, no doors) to make this a generic car.

Incidentally I'm pretty sure Bumblebee is the only Walmart reissue with a car license on the back of the package, it doesn't seem to be a necessity.

Emerje

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:25 am
by carytheone
Emerje wrote:I'm speaking strictly of the cartoon models here. Is anyone really going to associate Cliffjumper's car design from the cartoon...

With the car he's based on...
Lawyers.

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:28 am
by Relic0037
I'm guessing this is more than a rumor at this point since BBTS has put up a preliminary preorder listing for MP-45:

https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/ ... ails/87983

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:08 am
by Nemesis Maximo
Eh, BBTS has put pre-orders up inaccurately before. Most recently, they’ve had pre-orders for MPM-8 up at $200+ when it was rumored to be Starscream, and then Megatron was revealed at $159.

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:19 am
by AllNewSuperRobot
As an aside, if MP+ is the direction the G1 MP line is being taken in now, does that mean that Hound will have to be revamped before release? Is that why all the information on him has dried up :-?

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:06 am
by ZeroWolf
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:As an aside, if MP+ is the direction the G1 MP line is being taken in now, does that mean that Hound will have to be revamped before release? Is that why all the information on him has dried up :-?

My first thought was had something gone awry with the licence which is why he's in limbo but I think he's been pushed back for other reasons

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:10 am
by AllNewSuperRobot
Cynically, I would say because he isn't in a Movie... >:oP

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:16 am
by ZeroWolf
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Cynically, I would say because he isn't in a Movie... >:oP

:lol:

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:08 pm
by Cobotron
I dunno. Hound looks hella toon accurate to me.

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All the way down to those silly grey nubbins that are meant to represent the wheels on his feet.

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:10 pm
by carytheone
You mean his wheel buds? Hound hasn't hit puberty yet.

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:11 pm
by Cobotron
carytheone wrote:You mean his wheel buds? Hound hasn't hit puberty yet.
OOPS! How insensitive of me. :oops:

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:57 pm
by Relic0037
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:As an aside, if MP+ is the direction the G1 MP line is being taken in now, does that mean that Hound will have to be revamped before release? Is that why all the information on him has dried up :-?


Someone get Nightbeat on the case of the missing masterpiece right away!

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:39 am
by AllNewSuperRobot
Relic0037 wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:As an aside, if MP+ is the direction the G1 MP line is being taken in now, does that mean that Hound will have to be revamped before release? Is that why all the information on him has dried up :-?


Someone get Nightbeat on the case of the missing masterpiece right away!



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He was a little... busy, the last time I saw him :P

Re: Takara Masterpiece Rumor Discussion

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:02 pm
by Emerje
carytheone wrote:
Emerje wrote:I'm speaking strictly of the cartoon models here. Is anyone really going to associate Cliffjumper's car design from the cartoon...

With the car he's based on...
Lawyers.

Stare hard enough and lawyers could find a "close enough" real world counterpart to any number of Hasbro generic cars. As long as they make some heavy alterations (like the cartoon models) they can usually skirt legal issues.

Emerje