Clearer Prototype Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime 3.0

Clearer Prototype Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime 3.0

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 3:50am CDT

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Courtesy of online resource Dengeki Hobby, we have some additional prototype images for the Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime / Convoy 3.0 - yet unnumbered and unpriced - showing off both the robot and truck mode, with trailer, which are closer in rendition to the cartoon model used in the original Transformers animated series.

You can check it out below, with the machine translated description from the source, and join the conversation in the Energon Pub discussion boards!

Characters that are keenly developing for the release in 2019, you know! First animation "Fight! Super robot living body Transformers "It is the first general commander convoy of Cybertron. Convoy which has been commercialized twice in the past as "MP-1 Convoy" and "MP-10 Convoy", but in "version 3" this time, the tire of the leg at robot mode In particular, noteworthy is the fact that the anime's reproducibility has increased to the limit by the startling deformation mechanism in which no common parts are found in the vehicle mode and the robot mode in the case of the vehicle mode).
In addition, it is said that a voice gimmick containing many voices of Teruaki Genda who was in charge of the voice of the first convoy is included. I am looking forward to it, but I will inform you about detailed product specifications with hobby web, so please look forward to it !!




DATA

Transformers Masterpiece Convoy (Ver3)

Price: TBD
Scheduled to be released in 2019
Target age 15 years and older
Publisher: Takara Tomy

※ The picture is under development


Transformers News: Clearer Prototype Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime 3.0

Transformers News: Clearer Prototype Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime 3.0

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Re: Clearer Prototype Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime 3.0 (1967099)
Posted by frogbat on June 27th, 2018 @ 6:01am CDT
I was annoyed at the release of mp10 as I was perfectly happy with mp1 and found some design choices on mp10 less to my liking. I eventually caved in and got mp10 and was pretty happy with him. Never had the trailer + the scaling with the new releases convinced my little brain it was worth the expenditure.

Now this... again it's a bit annoying considering the number of characters that would benefit more from Takara's attention like the remnants of the ark crew (+ I'm sure they can make a better seeker). He does look awesome and they finally seem to have nailed his legs. Will I get him? eventually.. but won't be a priority for sure.
Re: Clearer Prototype Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime 3.0 (1967113)
Posted by Stormshot_Prime on June 27th, 2018 @ 9:01am CDT
Looks like they managed to tuck away the whole truck cab in his torso in robot mode, that’s a fake chest Prime has got right there.

I think these new super-cartoon-accurate MPs are cool, but that just feels like a cheap gimmick, juuuuust a little.
Re: Clearer Prototype Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime 3.0 (1967119)
Posted by Apocdave on June 27th, 2018 @ 9:33am CDT
Sadly this is a pass for me since I own 4 versions of mp-10 not that this isn't nice but the only real upgrade here is the rifle an maybe the lower legs Since I bought all the different color variations of the mp-01 rifle off ebay which is still the best version of the gun I think I'm good.
Re: Clearer Prototype Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime 3.0 (1967147)
Posted by Hydrargyrus on June 27th, 2018 @ 11:18am CDT
I’ve been thinking this for a while...

I feel like Animation-accuracy might be a much bigger deal in Japan.
And that there really isn’t anywhere else to produce toys that are basically the cartoon jumping out of the screen, hence the new Masterpiece style (with G1, Beast Wars, and the Movies all very screen-accurate)

Sorry, if this has been pointed out. Just my two cents.
Re: Clearer Prototype Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime 3.0 (1967150)
Posted by hausjam on June 27th, 2018 @ 11:40am CDT
Definitely getting him. But please Takara, please offer him without the trailer. While I can never have too many Optimus robots, I already have two trailers and don't want another. If you only sell him with the trailer, I will grudgingly opt for the knockoff.
Re: Clearer Prototype Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime 3.0 (1967151)
Posted by hausjam on June 27th, 2018 @ 11:44am CDT
Unless, (I know this won't happen, I am not delusional) instead of the trailer transforming into the traditional battle/repair station (which never happened in the cartoon anyway) have it transform into something else. Maybe an oversized roller? Or a backpack? Give us something different and clever for the trailer.
Re: Clearer Prototype Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime 3.0 (1967160)
Posted by Cyberpath on June 27th, 2018 @ 12:26pm CDT
He had it in the cartoon for sure, just looked different each time.

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Re: Clearer Prototype Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime 3.0 (1967174)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on June 27th, 2018 @ 1:09pm CDT
Stormshot_Prime wrote:I think these new super-cartoon-accurate MPs are cool, but that just feels like a cheap gimmick, juuuuust a little.


But the transformations in the cartoon were cheap looking as hell with very little actual thought of where pieces actually go and how they should accurately look in each form. I guess sometimes the figure has to cheat to achieve the full toon look in the cases where actual real plastic and metals cannot contort. :P
Re: Clearer Prototype Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime 3.0 (1967176)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on June 27th, 2018 @ 1:29pm CDT
These are my feelings right now about Masterpiece Optimus Prime 3.0. It looks great in robot mode (and truck mode too). I love how close Takara can get to screen accuracy with their latest engineering tricks. I will almost certainly be getting this next year, especially if Takara nails the colors. However, I won't be selling off my MP-10 Optimus Prime. It's also fantastic in its own way and achieves a great looking robot mode with much less "cheating," as some would say. There is room in my heart (and my collection) for both interpretations of the Autobot's most famous leader. Version 3.0 will probably be in the main Masterpiece display along with the rest of the cast, but MP-10 will likely get his own display elsewhere in my home.
Re: Clearer Prototype Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime 3.0 (1967224)
Posted by TerranPrime on June 27th, 2018 @ 3:32pm CDT
I'm not happy about his face. It does not look cartoon accurate and it's just too boxy. The sides of his helmet are WAY too big compared to his mask! Hopefully it comes with an alternate head that looks nicer than this one.

G1 cartoon face:
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MP Optimus 3.0 face:
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Re: Clearer Prototype Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime 3.0 (1967230)
Posted by Prime Target on June 27th, 2018 @ 3:57pm CDT
Sorry Takara but no dice :( I'll stick with MP-10 and all it's repaints thanks. Make a Nemesis Prime repaint with a cool looking trailer then we'll talk.
Re: Clearer Prototype Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime 3.0 (1967279)
Posted by fenrir72 on June 27th, 2018 @ 7:51pm CDT
TerranPrime wrote:I'm not happy about his face. It does not look cartoon accurate and it's just too boxy. The sides of his helmet are WAY too big compared to his mask! Hopefully it comes with an alternate head that looks nicer than this one.

G1 cartoon face:
Image

MP Optimus 3.0 face:
Image


There were multiple versions (animator/animation companies that rendered Optimus)

this for instance (looks like Masami Obari was the artist here). Lot's o' styles but this one (version 3.0 ?) follows the most common by (?) either by Toei, Akom or FilToons/FilAnimation/ToonCity
Re: Clearer Prototype Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime 3.0 (1967282)
Posted by Emerje on June 27th, 2018 @ 7:58pm CDT
TerranPrime wrote:I'm not happy about his face. It does not look cartoon accurate and it's just too boxy. The sides of his helmet are WAY too big compared to his mask! Hopefully it comes with an alternate head that looks nicer than this one.

G1 cartoon face:
Image

MP Optimus 3.0 face:
Image

"Cartoon accuracy" is dependent on whichever source they decide to go with. Just because it doesn't match one specific screen cap you find doesn't mean it isn't accurate to a bunch of other ways it might be drawn in other episodes (or even the same episode).

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In that last one the two do even look alike in the same frame!

Emerje
Re: Clearer Prototype Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime 3.0 (1967283)
Posted by bigcee66 on June 27th, 2018 @ 7:59pm CDT
TerranPrime wrote:I'm not happy about his face. It does not look cartoon accurate and it's just too boxy. The sides of his helmet are WAY too big compared to his mask! Hopefully it comes with an alternate head that looks nicer than this one.

G1 cartoon face:
Image

MP Optimus 3.0 face:
Image



Ugh you do know he had various faces right? Heck it looks like his 1986 movie face. And to add that pic you posted isn’t exactly a Face ID want tbqh. Poorly drawn to say the least.
Re: Clearer Prototype Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime 3.0 (1967291)
Posted by Prime Target on June 27th, 2018 @ 8:19pm CDT
Sorry Takara but no dice :( I'll stick with MP-10 and all it's repaints thanks. Make a Nemesis Prime repaint with a cool looking trailer then we'll talk.
Re: Clearer Prototype Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime 3.0 (1967310)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 27th, 2018 @ 10:41pm CDT
Looks like the blaster can fold up. That's a nice touch that I'm glad they kept.
Re: Clearer Prototype Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime 3.0 (1967322)
Posted by RotorstormNZ on June 28th, 2018 @ 1:11am CDT
Prime Target wrote:Make a Nemesis Prime repaint with a cool looking trailer then we'll talk.

Bring this out as G2 with the “refrigeration unit”/voicebox, biga55 cannons and the OPTIMUS trailer and I am SO in!
Re: Clearer Prototype Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime 3.0 (1967329)
Posted by ZeroWolf on June 28th, 2018 @ 1:32am CDT
fenrir72 wrote:
TerranPrime wrote:I'm not happy about his face. It does not look cartoon accurate and it's just too boxy. The sides of his helmet are WAY too big compared to his mask! Hopefully it comes with an alternate head that looks nicer than this one.

G1 cartoon face:
Image

MP Optimus 3.0 face:
Image


There were multiple versions (animator/animation companies that rendered Optimus)

this for instance (looks like Masami Obari was the artist here). Lot's o' styles but this one (version 3.0 ?) follows the most common by (?) either by Toei, Akom or FilToons/FilAnimation/ToonCity

That prime there looks amazingly like the revoltech optimus that was out years ago.
Re: Clearer Prototype Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime 3.0 (1967331)
Posted by fenrir72 on June 28th, 2018 @ 1:36am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:
TerranPrime wrote:I'm not happy about his face. It does not look cartoon accurate and it's just too boxy. The sides of his helmet are WAY too big compared to his mask! Hopefully it comes with an alternate head that looks nicer than this one.

G1 cartoon face:
Image

MP Optimus 3.0 face:
Image


There were multiple versions (animator/animation companies that rendered Optimus)

this for instance (looks like Masami Obari was the artist here). Lot's o' styles but this one (version 3.0 ?) follows the most common by (?) either by Toei, Akom or FilToons/FilAnimation/ToonCity

That prime there looks amazingly like the revoltech optimus that was out years ago.


Yup! Pat Lee shamelessly "adapted" the style of either Masami Obari's or it could have been Satoshi Urushihara's art style.
Re: Clearer Prototype Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime 3.0 (1967579)
Posted by Siger on June 29th, 2018 @ 11:40am CDT
Where the heck are the rest of the Dinobots from masterpiece? Grimlock has been alone for 10 years!

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