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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby itscramtastic » Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:19 am

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william-james88 wrote:
itscramtastic wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
itscramtastic wrote:Really kicking around this Amazon Japan idea. Who else has ordered from Amazon Japan in the US with a larger item (box size) like this guy probably will be?
I got MP Megatron and it was packed beautifully, I actually wept opening it.
I bet you did!! I'd weep just having MP-36 :lol:
He is, with no exageration, one of the greatest achievements from Takara. I love that toy and he was worth every penny. I cannot believe that a toy made up of so many parts that rearange themselves can still be so solid in robot mode.
Hmmmm....Dang it.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby ZeroWolf » Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:34 am

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I'm afraid I keep hearing something Seibs himself said about mp-36 everytime I see it...
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby itscramtastic » Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:38 am

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ZeroWolf wrote:I'm afraid I keep hearing something Seibs himself said about mp-36 everytime I see it...
Which is...............................................................?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!??!
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby Ironhidensh » Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:47 am

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itscramtastic wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:I'm afraid I keep hearing something Seibs himself said about mp-36 everytime I see it...
Which is...............................................................?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!??!



Robot vagina
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby itscramtastic » Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:49 am

Motto: "Peace through sandwiches."
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Ironhidensh wrote:
itscramtastic wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:I'm afraid I keep hearing something Seibs himself said about mp-36 everytime I see it...
Which is...............................................................?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!??!
Robot vagina
I can look past that. Even in photos I don't notice it. I'm more enthralled with the clear bits.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby ZeroWolf » Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:54 am

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itscramtastic wrote:
Ironhidensh wrote:
itscramtastic wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:I'm afraid I keep hearing something Seibs himself said about mp-36 everytime I see it...
Which is...............................................................?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!??!
Robot vagina
I can look past that. Even in photos I don't notice it. I'm more enthralled with the clear bits.

See, I can't, it's just there staring at me, it's gotten to the point that I know the designers did on purpose as a test to see how many people would be put off from buying him :lol:
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby -Kanrabat- » Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:21 pm

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Ironhidensh wrote:
itscramtastic wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:I'm afraid I keep hearing something Seibs himself said about mp-36 everytime I see it...
Which is...............................................................?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!??!



Robot vagina



Goddammit!

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby Emerje » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:37 am

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Well, can't deny it has die cast, just hope people weren't expecting a lot.

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Hasbro Confirms that their Release of MP-44 Masterpiece Optimus Prime will be Speaking Japanese

Postby william-james88 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:51 am

While most people know it's important to reiterate that the brand unification for Transformers toys between Hasbro and Takara also includes Masterpiece releases. No more waiting years for a Hasbro release, you will get the same toy the same year. And now we know that by "same toy" they really mean it. Takara has been adding voice clips to their Masterpiece figures recently and we were unsure what that would mean for the Hasbro releases of these toys. For instance with MP-44, while buying it at EB-Games Canada for $600 CAD might seem daunting, the fact that it may have English voice clips instead might have swayed some fans. Imagine Peter Cullen voice clips on a Masterpiece Prime.

However, Hasbro PR did confirm with us that the upcoming MP release will not differ in any way across markets. The toy you can now preorder at EB Games (and Entertainment Earth) is the same as the one offered in Japan by Takara, Japanese voice clips and all.

While speaking of MP-44, we have some more news for you. These are images of the production prototype of this toy, where we can see the different plastic used. We do see some die cast on his crest. These were posted by Takara on Twitter.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby itscramtastic » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:01 am

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Well, there goes that idea.

Why would anyone NOT order it from Amazon Japan now? You'll save the price of MP Hound probably!!
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby Octobotimus » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:11 am

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All the more reason not to buy it, sweet. now to go spend that money on a house payment.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:23 am

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"Japanese voice clips and all."
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby blackeyedprime » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:38 am

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I'm happy to have reissue galvatron in never done before cartoon colors that screams in Japanese at me & even my RID magnus/convoy first releases but for a figure the price of this...hell no.

Does this mean Hasbro MP Beastwars Megatron is getting the same treatment?? :(

They could at least include a soundbox with it if they wanted to be lazy like one of the versions of MP1.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby william-james88 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:40 am

blackeyedprime wrote:Does this mean Hasbro MP Beastwars Megatron is getting the same treatment?? :(


Yes 100%, no David Kaye, no Yessss
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby itscramtastic » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:44 am

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blackeyedprime wrote:I'm happy to have reissue galvatron in never done before cartoon colors that screams in Japanese at me
Haha!! He's great, isn't he? Fun fact you probably already know, that's the same voice clips that came with MP-36!

But yeah, no David Kaye (or Peter Cullen, or Frank Welker) is kind of lame. I wonder what the ratio is to people buying it in Western voice actor regions compared to Japanese.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:45 am

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blackeyedprime wrote:Does this mean Hasbro MP Beastwars Megatron is getting the same treatment?? :(


Yes 100%, no David Kaye, no Yessss

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby blackeyedprime » Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:38 am

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william-james88 wrote:
blackeyedprime wrote:Does this mean Hasbro MP Beastwars Megatron is getting the same treatment?? :(


Yes 100%, no David Kaye, no Yessss


*&,@ Hasbro up the @~!* with a Melon :( and a spikey one at that :(

Have to hope for a third party upgrade like for the MP Soundwave, I'm sure the hasvro people have their own companies on the sly so they can make money p the side from leaving out things on figures.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby Ironhidensh » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:07 pm

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This keeps getting easier to pass on, thank god.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby william-james88 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:51 pm

Ironhidensh wrote:This keeps getting easier to pass on, thank god.

I truly fail to see how EB Games/EE would sell any of these toys. Because if you are tech savy enough to purchase from them, it doesnt take much more to purchase from ANYONE ELSE, including Amazon Japan which is 100$ cheaper. The only thing i see happening, is a rather wealthy fan decides spur of the moment to purchase it if they see it in stores, but I would be surprised that it would be stocked there.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby carytheone » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:06 pm

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Are you sure those are pre-production shots and not what Hasbro is releasing? Just saying ;)
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby hausjam » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:18 pm

A replacement fusion cannon was released for MP36 with clips of Frank welker and they sound better than anything Takara could have done.
The same will be done with MP44s backpack and Peter Cullen's voice.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby hausjam » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:23 pm

william-james88 wrote:
Ironhidensh wrote:This keeps getting easier to pass on, thank god.

I truly fail to see how EB Games/EE would sell any of these toys. Because if you are tech savy enough to purchase from them, it doesnt take much more to purchase from ANYONE ELSE, including Amazon Japan which is 100$ cheaper. The only thing i see happening, is a rather wealthy fan decides spur of the moment to purchase it if they see it in stores, but I would be surprised that it would be stocked there.


Does that $100 cheaper include shipping? I doubt it. And I don't think Prime free 2-day shipping applies here.

I think I'll spend the extra $40-50 and buy it locally. Assuming I buy this at all.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby mesh » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:42 pm

WOW, just WOW!
This has made it so much easier to pass on now.
Even for the $450 CAD price point you get a Japanese sound chip. Really? This is absolutely insane. Thanks for all you've done Takara but I think you've bit off more than you can chew.
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