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Re: Movie Masterpiece Megatron and Jazz MPM-08 and MPM-09 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:47 am
by Black Hat
Good grief, he's HUGE!

He looks awesome- the robot mode is more or less spot on and the vehicle mode is as good as a physical transforming Knifejet is ever going to look. I wish he had a nice "grimy steel" paintjob like his movie model but at the same time it would probably scratch to hell and back if they did that. He looks a phenomenal toy at any rate.

One thing that would have been nice is some clip-on ice pieces so you could display him in "stasis".

Re: Movie Masterpiece Megatron and Jazz MPM-08 and MPM-09 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:50 am
by -Kanrabat-
Black Hat wrote:One thing that would have been nice is some clip-on ice pieces so you could display him in "stasis".


I'm pretty sure some 3P guy is already on it.

Re: Movie Masterpiece Megatron and Jazz MPM-08 and MPM-09 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:44 pm
by Carnivius_Prime
Is he shorter than the first G1 Masterpiece Megatron though? The tall skinny one before they revised the MP scale to a more consistent size?


Damn I love this one. The figure looks better than the old promo pic it's recreating the pose of.
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Re: Movie Masterpiece Megatron and Jazz MPM-08 and MPM-09 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:53 pm
by -Kanrabat-
Carnivius_Prime wrote:Is he shorter than the first G1 Masterpiece Megatron though? The tall skinny one before they revised the MP scale to a more consistent size?



I have both MP Megs on display together and based on the picture posted previously, I guess this MPM '07 Megatron is a smidge taller than the top of the gun barrel on the bot mode's back of the original MP Megs. Plus he's way more massive.

Re: Movie Masterpiece Megatron and Jazz MPM-08 and MPM-09 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:50 pm
by Ironhidensh
That is a hell of a backpack though.....


Also, the pricing on this guy really calls out the complete bullshit on mainline MP pricing.



Other than that, yeah, he looks good for those who like this design. Hopefully he doesn't follow in the footsteps of the other two large MPM figures and be a qc nightmare.

Re: Movie Masterpiece Megatron and Jazz MPM-08 and MPM-09 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:05 pm
by -Kanrabat-
Ironhidensh wrote:That is a hell of a backpack though.....


Also, the pricing on this guy really calls out the complete bullshit on mainline MP pricing.



Other than that, yeah, he looks good for those who like this design. Hopefully he doesn't follow in the footsteps of the other two large MPM figures and be a qc nightmare.


That backpack of his is pretty compact though, compared to so many transformers out there.

But yeah, his price is VERY reasonable compared to the current "Geewun" Takara MP.

Re: Movie Masterpiece Megatron and Jazz MPM-08 and MPM-09 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:45 pm
by Emerje
It's really Hasbro's BS. Takara Tomy's prices have always been on the high side at MSRP, but you could get instant discounts to make the prices more reasonable. Hasbro used to do their own versions of MPs at much lower prices, but around the time they released Prowl they started using the Japanese MSRP prices on repackaged figures and now just release the exact same figure without even changing the boxes. There's really no reason why they couldn't do the same as they used to, they just chose not to. The MPM line is the only exception because Hasbro actually helps fund those so they get a better price worldwide. If Hasbro helped fund the other MPs or did their own variants again we'd have better domestic prices again.

Emerje

Re: Movie Masterpiece Megatron and Jazz MPM-08 and MPM-09 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:57 pm
by Ironhidensh
-Kanrabat- wrote:
That backpack of his is pretty compact though, compared to so many transformers out there.


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I mean, different strokes and all of that, but there is nothing compact about this. I'm sure it could be much worse, but I just find it quite jarring, on an otherwise amazing piece of artwork. Sure, I hate the Movie Megs design, but this figure is such an amazing representation that it quite takes your breath away.



But yeah, his price is VERY reasonable compared to the current "Geewun" Takara MP.



This figure is bigger than both BW Megatron, and Prime 44, yet less than half the price. Something does smell.

Re: Movie Masterpiece Megatron and Jazz MPM-08 and MPM-09 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:29 pm
by D-Maximal_Primal
To me, this is perfection. You cannot possibly do any better than this.

This is my MP boy.

Re: Movie Masterpiece Megatron and Jazz MPM-08 and MPM-09 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:37 pm
by durroth
I mean, I hate the first few megatrons and galvatron for the sole reason that they had one job and they couldn't design a megatron with an arm mounted cannon, but I'll admit hes pretty amazing.

Another New Stop Motion Video Featuring MPM-8 Megatron and MPM-9 Jazz

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:20 pm
by D-Maximal_Primal
After yesterday's Stop motion video for MPM-8 Megatron, we have yet another Stop Motion to share with you today sponsored by Hasbro, this time advertising both MPM-8 Megatron and MPM-9 Jazz!

The new video does include some overlap to yesterday's video, but features a ton of new Megatron footage, a bunch of new Jazz footage, and some soundbites taken from the 2007 movie and other sources such as the 1986 movie! It showcases some of the articulation, the weapons, the transformation, and even Jazz's split in half to recreate his death moment. This once more comes to us from the 變形金剛同樂會 Facebook page, which you can check out by following this link.

Check out the video below, and let us know what you think of this latest Stop Motion video for the upcoming Masterpiece Movie figures!


Re: Movie Masterpiece Megatron and Jazz MPM-08 and MPM-09 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:25 pm
by -Kanrabat-
From the side it does look big for a backpack. But I've seen much, much worse.

I'm also glad to see that I'm not alone in seeing how "normal" is the price of that Megatron.

Re: Movie Masterpiece Megatron and Jazz MPM-08 and MPM-09 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:02 am
by Nemesis Maximo
Whoa, that second video is rather violent for a stop motion ad for a toy.

Re: Another New Stop Motion Video Featuring MPM-8 Megatron and MPM-9 Jazz

PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:04 am
by Carnivius_Prime
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:


This is awesome. Also Jazz, is fine, he starts the video by being in two pieces anyways. :)

Re: Movie Masterpiece Megatron and Jazz MPM-08 and MPM-09 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:24 am
by DMSL
I see way too much grey in this figure, it should be silver instead. I need to see him next to MPM Prime. I hope he isn't towering over him because if that is the case i won't be getting him. HasTak needs to stop making Megatron bigger than Prime, it is not accurate.

Re: Movie Masterpiece Megatron and Jazz MPM-08 and MPM-09 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:43 am
by Emerje
DMSL wrote:I see way too much grey in this figure, it should be silver instead. I need to see him next to MPM Prime. I hope he isn't towering over him because if that is the case i won't be getting him. HasTak needs to stop making Megatron bigger than Prime, it is not accurate.

Exactly which movies were you watching?

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And I'm pretty sure he's dark silver plastic instead of gray, there's a bit of a sheen to it that doesn't show up great on camera.

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Emerje

Re: Movie Masterpiece Megatron and Jazz MPM-08 and MPM-09 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:04 am
by Agent 53
Does anyone know where the dialouge came from, sounds like one of the games.

Re: Movie Masterpiece Megatron and Jazz MPM-08 and MPM-09 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:34 am
by DMSL
Emerje wrote:
DMSL wrote:I see way too much grey in this figure, it should be silver instead. I need to see him next to MPM Prime. I hope he isn't towering over him because if that is the case i won't be getting him. HasTak needs to stop making Megatron bigger than Prime, it is not accurate.

Exactly which movies were you watching?

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And I'm pretty sure he's dark silver plastic instead of gray, there's a bit of a sheen to it that doesn't show up great on camera.

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Emerje


In the movie Megatron isn't that big compared to Prime. That scale picture is not accurate. Megatron is bulkier than Prime, but he is not towering over him. Just look at the forest battle in ROTF.

Re: Movie Masterpiece Megatron and Jazz MPM-08 and MPM-09 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:53 am
by -Kanrabat-
DMSL wrote:
Emerje wrote:
DMSL wrote:I see way too much grey in this figure, it should be silver instead. I need to see him next to MPM Prime. I hope he isn't towering over him because if that is the case i won't be getting him. HasTak needs to stop making Megatron bigger than Prime, it is not accurate.

Exactly which movies were you watching?

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And I'm pretty sure he's dark silver plastic instead of gray, there's a bit of a sheen to it that doesn't show up great on camera.

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Emerje


In the movie Megatron isn't that big compared to Prime. That scale picture is not accurate. Megatron is bulkier than Prime, but he is not towering over him. Just look at the forest battle in ROTF.


Overquoting because mobile posting. You said it. ROTF. This here is '07 Megs. A different form.

Re: Movie Masterpiece Megatron and Jazz MPM-08 and MPM-09 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:15 am
by Carnivius_Prime
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Overquoting because mobile posting. You said it. ROTF. This here is '07 Megs. A different form.


RotF scale chart says Megatron is 35 feet tall in that too. It's really difficult to find suitable pics in the films cos there's no point where Prime and Megatron just peacefully stand next to each other. :P

Closest thing I could find in RotF after Megs has killed Prime on his sword/cannon before Prime flops dead to the ground. Megatron doesn't look hugely bigger.
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Yet in this close up shot from the 2007 film, Megatron's head looks way bigger than Prime's.
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2007 promo pic shows Megs quite a big bigger though this picture shows slightly earlier character models than the ones used in the film and have some notable differences.
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Re: Movie Masterpiece Megatron and Jazz MPM-08 and MPM-09 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:14 pm
by SpikeyTigertron
Keep in mind though.... that in the first movie Megs isn’t chicken legged like he ends up in the other movies. Like the toys, that height starts to vary based on how extended his legs are.

Re: Movie Masterpiece Megatron and Jazz MPM-08 and MPM-09 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:53 pm
by Springer1517
Even though I was never a fan of Megatron's design in the first move, I have to say this figure looks amazing.

Re: More In Hand Images of Movie Masterpiece Megatron MPM-08

PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:07 am
by Seibertron
william-james88 wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:That is MASSIVE!

And i really don't think they could have got him any more perfect. I love him. That right there is exactly what i wanted in an update to my first ever Transformer

I am very happy for you. They updated my first ever Transformer a few years ago and it is such a poor update that I wouldnt call it an update at all and more of an homage.

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Transformers Generations Dreadwing Gallery


I 100% agree. G2 Dreadwing and Smokescreen are 2 of my all-time favorites as well (man I really need to do their galleries one day soon). They had a very unique look and were my very first "poseable" Transformers, alongside G2 Hero Optimus Prime, all 3 of which I got for Christmas 1994. The Dreadwing set was my last Transformers toy that my Grandma bought me. I don't even think most action figures were that poseable back then, so it was pretty amazing to me to see Transformers that had that many joints, like they walked off the cartoon screen!

Re: Movie Masterpiece Megatron and Jazz MPM-08 and MPM-09 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:17 am
by B.A. Duggins
I would love to have him. So accurate. But if there is a Studio Series of Megatron from 2007, I wouldn’t worry about him being expensive.

Movie Masterpiece MPM-8 Megatron Video Review

PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:12 pm
by D-Maximal_Primal
Thanks to a heads up from Seibertronians Riley Hoffman and What's Crackin', we have word that tonton reviews has uploaded a new video review, this time in the form of Movie Masterpiece MPM-8 Megatron! The video review shows off Megatron in both modes, his transformation both ways, as well as accessory storage and size comparisons.

What is really interesting about the transformation is that it appears as though, despite how complex he was made out to be, most of Megatron's transformation steps appear to be involving his wings and front jet cannon, as well as moving all his soft plastic pointy bits into place.

It is also interesting to note that Megatron has a lot of softer plastic for all his sharp parts. He is also just dang HUGE, towering a full head and then some taller than MPM-4 Optimus Prime and even his 2009 Revenge of the Fallen Leader class toy. Heck, MPM-7 Bumblebee only comes up to his crotch, showing us how big this massive new MPM is going to be.

Check out the video review below, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!