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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby Ultra Markus » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:30 pm

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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby Wolfman Jake » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:14 pm

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MP Ironhide and Ratchet have butts made out of tires, and MP Hound won't be available until months after MP Bumblebee 2.0. I think bots who live in glass houses shouldn't be throwing stones. :-?
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby Big Grim » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:35 am

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Looks like hot garbage in my opinion.
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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby Emerje » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:11 am

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carytheone wrote:Here's a question that popped into my head this morning. Did Takara or Hasbro expect this new Bee to be well received? One would assume so, otherwise why release it?

Based on what I've read here, at TFW and social media, it's getting universally panned and people are having a hard time finding any real positives. With that being said, is Takara and Hasbro completely oblivious to what fans want? Or are they just really cocky? If they are actually that out of touch, what does that say for the MP line as a whole?
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Bee's growing on me, but I'll wait for it to hit half price on Amazon JP.

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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:52 am

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My other two TF friends, having seen BEE 2.0 and the outrageous prices of Overpriced Prime and BB himself, have turned their backs on MP figures altogether. Both diehard Geewun fans.
The line is called "Masterpiece", as such the figures should look like something so well made it earns that moniker. This figure could be part of SIEGE and wouldn't look out of place. That's not a slight against SIEGE, just the lack of finesse with this "MP" BB.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:50 pm

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This figure does not deserve to be called 'Masterpiece', either officially or unofficially. It's overpriced, under-engineered, has some paltry accessories. A nigh-total fail.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby Hellscream9999 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:29 pm

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RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:This figure does not deserve to be called 'Masterpiece', either officially or unofficially. It's overpriced, under-engineered, has some paltry accessories. A nigh-total fail.

Yeah, this scream 'rush job' to me, especially as hound continues to tease us at all of these events
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby -Kanrabat- » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:02 pm

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How DARE you call this "hot garbage"?

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There's nothing "hot" about this. :-P
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:06 pm

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RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:This figure does not deserve to be called 'Masterpiece', either officially or unofficially. It's overpriced, under-engineered, has some paltry accessories. A nigh-total fail.

Yeah, this scream 'rush job' to me, especially as hound continues to tease us at all of these events

I agree, it feels like they should have done better and could have. Hound was shown to us in JULY and here we are 7 months later and he's still just a gray prototype. I really feel he got pushed back, and maybe Bee was shoved in front of not just him, but Blackarachnia too. I think it was supposed to go Hound -> BA -> Bee, but they moved him to get released right after Prime
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby Wolfman Jake » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:43 pm

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D-Maximal_Primal wrote:I agree, it feels like they should have done better and could have. Hound was shown to us in JULY and here we are 7 months later and he's still just a gray prototype. I really feel he got pushed back, and maybe Bee was shoved in front of not just him, but Blackarachnia too. I think it was supposed to go Hound -> BA -> Bee, but they moved him to get released right after Prime


What's even weirder with Hound is that we HAVE seen painted samples already! We've had great at-show pics of him for months! And now they've gone back to showing him in gray, unpainted plastic. What the heckin' heck is going on?
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby Emerje » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:56 pm

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Wolfman Jake wrote:And now they've gone back to showing him in gray, unpainted plastic.

The gray is actually primer, not plastic. They paint the figures gray to give them a uniform look instead of whatever random colors they molded them out of. We've even seen examples in the past of Takara Tomy painting Hasbro figures gray before they were ready to show off their own color schemes.

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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby william-james88 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:37 pm

I'll admit, I have no clue what factors into that rather high price.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby -Kanrabat- » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:28 am

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william-james88 wrote:I'll admit, I have no clue what factors into that rather high price.


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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:27 pm

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william-james88 wrote:I'll admit, I have no clue what factors into that rather high price.

Sheer rote stupidity and being massively short-sighted?
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby Amelie » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:17 am

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This toy... it's bad. Beyond the transformation that doesn't even do the job of hiding chunks of car where they have no business being - the arms are too short and the face looks even less accurate than the original Masterpiece.

At the very least I'll be able to catch the original Masterpiece on Facebook or something now.
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby carytheone » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:12 am

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Ok so this is going to be pure hyperbole, but does anyone ever get the impression "they" are playing mind games with us? Like they are trying to desensitize our expectations?

For example, I was looking at one of those "expensive" non-transforming statues the other day (probably around $200) and I thought to myself that normally for that price I'd expect it to transform. That's when I realized that my expectations have been shifted.

Well played HasTak, well played ;)
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Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby Nathaniel Prime » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:35 am

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carytheone wrote:Ok so this is going to be pure hyperbole, but does anyone ever get the impression "they" are playing mind games with us? Like they are trying to desensitize our expectations?

For example, I was looking at one of those "expensive" non-transforming statues the other day (probably around $200) and I thought to myself that normally for that price I'd expect it to transform. That's when I realized that my expectations have been shifted.

Well played HasTak, well played ;)


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I always thought like this, which is mostly why I never buy non-transforming figures or statues (The Imaginarium Arts Arcee may be an exception :twisted: )

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