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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:41 am
by hausjam
He does look awesome. But I already have MP-36 and Dynastron (who is all reprolabeled up) so I'm good.

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:45 am
by shajaki
william-james88 wrote:
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.
I'm actually willing to bet that the KO toy face is the same and the 36+. It and the new chest are freakishly similar. These new pics are higher res and such, but are still too small to make out the finer details. On the 36+ face, there's a lot more black added which makes it difficult to confirm. Here's a better pics of the KO though.

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And all the face/chest pics of 36+

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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:51 am
by shajaki
The more I look at it, the more convinced I get they're the same. The placement of the curles on the chest are identical.

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:54 am
by Sabrblade
I could imagine someone from the KO company getting their hands on (leaked/stolen) preliminary design work for MP-36+ and getting them released in KO form ahead of the official Takara version.

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:11 am
by shajaki
Sabrblade wrote:I could imagine someone from the KO company getting their hands on (leaked/stolen) preliminary design work for MP-36+ and getting them released in KO form ahead of the official Takara version.
My thoughts as well. Highly unlikely that TT is thieving KO pieces.

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:53 am
by shajaki
shajaki wrote:So.... :-?

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Sorry. Couldn't resist :lol:

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:05 pm
by shajaki
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:11 pm
by bvzxa
It's Hasbro's IP, they can do what they want

Confirmation of Included Accessories in Latest Images for Takara MP-36 + Megatron

PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:27 am
by william-james88
There was a lot of talk over what would be included in Takara's release of the toy accurate Deco for Masterpiece Megatron, numbered MP-36 +. After all, one of the mostimportant aspects of this release is an accessory, a toy accurate face, so we wondered if he would come with his other faces from the original release. Well, we finally have confirmation that he does. He comes with all the gun accessories, 3 shinier versions of the faces that came with MP 36, and a shinnier version fo the breastplate that came with MP 36. No extra weapons are included. All the images come from Dengeki Hobby.

kyano13neo shared an image from the toy show, on Twitter, where we see him next to the G1 toy counterpart which is not as shiny since this MP 36 + is based on the Hasbro G1 toy (and thus, the Takara 16-S release of G1 Megatron).

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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:40 am
by Nathaniel Prime
Awww, I really was hoping for at least the sword from the Japanese G1 toy... Oh well, it's accurate to the American release of the toy. It still looks great in my opinion, but for me, I'd buy this mainly for the superior gun mode compared to MP-36's dull grey gun ;)^

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:53 pm
by shajaki
Pretty lame. Shoulda had the sword and gun.

Re: Confirmation of Included Accessories in Latest Images for Takara MP-36 + Megatron

PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:56 pm
by Emerje
william-james88 wrote:kyano13neo shared an image from the toy show, on Twitter, where we see him next to the G1 toy counterpart which is not as shiny since this MP 36 + is based on the Hasbro G1 toy (and thus, the Takara 16-S release of G1 Megatron).

Alternatively you could also say it's the Microman version which also had the chrome. The one in the photo is the Chronicles figure from Dark of the Moon with selective sticker application (including the chest sticker over the tampograph). The original G1 Japanese release was based on a Microman variant that replaced the red plastic with blue while 16-S was chromed like Hasbro's.

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Emerje

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:10 pm
by D-Maximal_Primal
Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame I wanted the mace!

MP-36+ Megatron

PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:13 am
by Cyberpath
Looks great actually! But for me nothing beats the cartoon look. It's nice that the people who buy this edition will be able to enjoy the cartoon inspired sculpt, too. The swappable pieces are a good gimmick.

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:06 pm
by chuckdawg1999
Any word if they've "tweaked" the joints and connections so transformation is a bit more manageable?

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:18 am
by shajaki
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:21 pm
by Sabrblade
Interesting how that Japanese description for Rodimus Unicronus makes no mention of how his deco is inspired by SG Rodimus (despite SG supposedly being popular in Japan), but does for some reason mention the G1 episode where Rodimus Prime lost the Matrix to Scourge.

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:27 pm
by JelZe GoldRabbit
Sabrblade wrote:Interesting how that Japanese description for Rodimus Unicronus makes no mention of how his deco is inspired by SG Rodimus, but does for some reason mention the G1 episode where Rodimus Prime lost the Matrix to Scourge.


Also interesting that for Bomb-Burst, they mention his Masterforce counterpart Blood by name.

But this is the Masterpiece G1 Megatron thread, so I'll stop right there.

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:08 pm
by shajaki
A video from TakaraTomy's Youtube page. Go to 23:40 to see MP+ Megs.



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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:17 pm
by Cyberpath
Suggestions for a flying stand in gun form? (with all its attachments.)

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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:16 am
by Emerje
Cyberpath wrote:Suggestions for a flying stand in gun form? (with all its attachments.)

Not a specific suggestion, but two clear figure stands that have grasping mounts should do the trick. Alternatively you could maybe make something out of generic clear LEGOs (I've seen them sold in bulk).

Taking a quick look, this seems like it might work. Not sure how big they are, but this set seems like it would be able to support the stock and barrel at a good height. And it's cheap (but on back order).

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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:46 am
by Cyberpath
Thanks Emerje!

My impression of the generic flying bases with the claw arm is that they are typically too weak for something as heavy as MP-36.

Will keep watch for the AmiAmi set, it seems like it would work if the scale is right.

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:33 pm
by Agamemnon
Cyberpath wrote:Thanks Emerje!

My impression of the generic flying bases with the claw arm is that they are typically too weak for something as heavy as MP-36.

Will keep watch for the AmiAmi set, it seems like it would work if the scale is right.

This is what I found. I snapped off one arm trying to hold up Swoop... #-o

Some of them seem best for balancing figures more than supporting weight...

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:00 am
by Cyberpath
Stop-motion clip featuring MP-36+ Megatron.



Mirrored by Cheem from: https://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzk1MDA3MDkwOA

Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:20 pm
by Emerje
Cyberpath wrote:Stop-motion clip featuring MP-36+ Megatron.



Mirrored by Cheem from: https://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzk1MDA3MDkwOA

I have no idea what I just watched, but 36+ looks fantastic, shame I had to cancel my order (might get it in January since Beast Megs was pushed back).

Emerje