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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 5:03 am
by william-james88
It is the other way around. These parts existed a while back but were always meant for 8 L release. As we have seen before knock off companies will take even yet to be released samples and turn them into actual product. This is what happened here.

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 5:31 am
by Emerje
william-james88 wrote:It is the other way around. These parts existed a while back but were always meant for 8 L release. As we have seen before knock off companies will take even yet to be released samples and turn them into actual product. This is what happened here.

Exactly what I was thinking. We've seen it with MPM Barricade having the KO released at the same time as the real one and we've seen an OSKO prototype of TF6 MPM VW Bumblebee before the figure has even been announced. The KO companies are getting more proficient at sneaking these figures out of the factory, that's all there is to it.

Emerje

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 7:56 am
by Octobotimus
william-james88 wrote:It is the other way around. These parts existed a while back but were always meant for 8 L release. As we have seen before knock off companies will take even yet to be released samples and turn them into actual product. This is what happened here.

but the ko apparently took those parts from a 3rd party upgrade kit, so either we are calling a 3rd party thieves, or takara ko'd a ko of a 3rd party kit.

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 8:21 am
by Cobotron
Thanks for the heads up Jak!
Pre-order locked in. ;)^

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 8:43 am
by william-james88
Octobotimus wrote:
william-james88 wrote:It is the other way around. These parts existed a while back but were always meant for 8 L release. As we have seen before knock off companies will take even yet to be released samples and turn them into actual product. This is what happened here.

but the ko apparently took those parts from a 3rd party upgrade kit, so either we are calling a 3rd party thieves, or takara ko'd a ko of a 3rd party kit.

Or they look very similar because they are based on the exact same G1 design.

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 8:49 am
by Cobotron
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Why would Takara want or need to knock off anything?!

The theroy of these parts being pretooled along with the original release, and then hiested by Chinese factory thieves is the simplest explanation. There for the most logical one.

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 10:23 am
by shajaki
I just assumed either:
1) Both the KO and 36+ toy faces are each original pieces, but extremely similar given the source, and we'd confirm once both were side by side, or
2) The pretool theory, they are the same and was originated from Takara.

Honestly at the time, I just looked at it and went "huh" and went with theory #1 and didn't give it any thought beyond that. But Takara stealing a KO's work? I find that unlikely.

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 11:00 am
by JelZe GoldRabbit
shajaki wrote:But Takara stealing a KO's work? I find that unlikely.


Emphasis on stealing, as that could potentially could land TakaraTomy in legal hot water. "What's the worst that could happen" (Google it), stealing from the thief is still stealing. ;)

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 5:14 pm
by shajaki
:DANCE:

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Takara Tomy MP-36+ Masterpiece Megatron

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:38 am
by Bounti76
When it was first revealed, the toy-accurate version of Masterpiece Megatron 2.0 was not much more than a somewhat blurry scan from a hobby magazine. When site sponsors started putting up pre-orders for this toy, we knew it couldn't be long before official, high quality images surfaced. And now, thanks to Takara Tomy's own website, we have 10 high quality photos of this addition to the MP ranks. They show off a very toy accurate deco, including a new face and chest piece, along with the stock and silencer from the original release of MP-36. The helmet itself appears to be the same, as one picture shows MP-36's face and chestplate attached.

One notable feature shared with the previous version version of this mold, is the inclusion of sound and voice clips by Megatron's Japanese G1 voice actor. It does not seem to include any of the other accessories that the original (toon-accurate) version has.

So what do YOU think, fellow Seibertronians? Do these pictures whet your appetite for this figure? If they do, you can use the handy links below to pre-order this bad boy. Even if you don't plan on getting him, let us know what you think!


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Preorder him via Big Bad Toy Store here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/V ... ails/74810

Or via TFSource, here:
https://tfsource.com/masterpiece/mp-36-plus-megatron/

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:47 am
by Nathaniel Prime
It looks great! All that silver and chrome really help gun mode, and that headsculp looks really cool. That red looks gorgeous too. If this comes with the giant sword and blaster rifle the Japanese G1 toy had, I'm sold. Too bad I can't afford it though :-(

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:34 am
by BumbleDouche
Ugh, that is grotesque! Silver or grey, one or the other - both like that just looks awful!

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:00 am
by Cobotron
Oh man! I think he looks great!

Also, I think he will come with some accessories. He has an alternate head and chest in this shot.
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:05 am
by Black Hat
Whilst I'm happy with Despotron, if I get any version of this mold it'll be that one.

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:11 am
by kurthy
Hard pass, do not care for the toy accurate deco. The original MP-36 works just fine for me.

And are those stickers? I wouldn't pay $250 for stickers. :SICK:

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:11 am
by ScottyP
kurthy wrote:Hard pass, do not care for the toy accurate deco. The original MP-36 works just fine for me.

And are those stickers? I wouldn't pay $250 for stickers. :SICK:
Good thing you get a toy with them too

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:16 am
by shajaki
=P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~

Also for the sticker debate, see MP Artfire.

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:55 am
by Sabrblade
Cobotron wrote:Oh man! I think he looks great!

Also, I think he will come with some accessories. He has an alternate head and chest in this shot.
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He's the wearing the normal non-plus MP-36 face and chest in that shot.

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:08 am
by MagicDeath
Sabrblade wrote:
Cobotron wrote:Oh man! I think he looks great!

Also, I think he will come with some accessories. He has an alternate head and chest in this shot.
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He's the wearing the normal non-plus MP-36 face and chest in that shot.

They look a bit metallic. Did the previous release have metallic parts?

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:13 am
by Epsilon Delta
Toy accurate? But where is the crotch trigger?

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:19 am
by Sabrblade
MagicDeath wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Cobotron wrote:Oh man! I think he looks great!

Also, I think he will come with some accessories. He has an alternate head and chest in this shot.
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He's the wearing the normal non-plus MP-36 face and chest in that shot.

They look a bit metallic. Did the previous release have metallic parts?
Good eye! They do look shinier, yes.

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:41 am
by Lore Keeper
Sabrblade wrote:
MagicDeath wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Cobotron wrote:Oh man! I think he looks great!

Also, I think he will come with some accessories. He has an alternate head and chest in this shot.
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He's the wearing the normal non-plus MP-36 face and chest in that shot.

They look a bit metallic. Did the previous release have metallic parts?
Good eye! They do look shinier, yes.

Unless the lighting is off, the helmet part of that face is a different color than the one on MP-36. This is very cool. If this and the new Shockwave were the first versions to come out, I would have totally bought them. But, I can't drop the same money on these all over again.

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:03 am
by shajaki
So.... :-?

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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:40 am
by william-james88
shajaki wrote:So.... :-?

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They look different to me. It means Takara didnt copy anything. And it makessense taht they are similar since both the KO and Takara are pooling from the same source, being the G1 toy.

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:04 am
by YRQRM0
Though I don't care to own it, this is really awesome. Can't wait to see the Prime counterpart.