First Look at Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-10 G Optimus Prime Golden Version and MP Optimus Prime 3.0
Thursday, May 24th, 2018 8:30am CDTCategory: Toy News
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We finally get our first full look at MP10-G, which is the gold version of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime mold. We see that it is indeed fully golden and not simply MP10 with gold highlights ala Year of the Horse Prime.
We also get our very first images of the upcoming third version of Masterpiece Optimus Prime, which many fans are referring to as MP Prime 3.0. We see part of his chest and shoulder along with a part of his upper leg. More on this will be seen at the Tokyo Toy Show. For now, take a look at the image below brought to us by Lee on Twitter.
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Posted by NTESHFT on May 24th, 2018 @ 8:52am CDT
Posted by Hydrargyrus on May 24th, 2018 @ 9:33am CDT
Posted by Lore Keeper on May 24th, 2018 @ 9:58am CDT
Posted by dragons on May 24th, 2018 @ 10:35am CDT
MagicDeath wrote:I don’t have a lot of MPs, but from what I hear (WJ’s lists), a new mold could be a vey good thing. So, even if I don’t get it, I am looking forward to it as well.
It’s good figure. But have same. Figure. With some misifcations to it to have another prime to be released that is not another another countless repaint or same figure. I like to see something new for once no repaints is a lot to ask for
Posted by AutobotAlvaron on May 24th, 2018 @ 11:32am CDT
Posted by Evil Eye on May 24th, 2018 @ 12:11pm CDT
I know I've prattled on about this a million times but I really don't care for the new direction the MP line is taking, and Prime 3.0 is the epitome of that. MP-10, design wise, looked nigh-on perfect from every angle. Sure, he wasn't 100% faithful to the cartoon model (mainly the legs and surface detail) but he looked good, and he was never meant to be 100% cartoon-accurate; none of the "golden age" MPs were. I can't find the quote right now but Hasui went on record as saying the whole point of the MP line was meant to be the perfect toy of the character, not the perfect representation of the cartoon model, and that the design was influenced by the cartoon, the toy, the vehicle and what would just look good whilst still being unmistakably recognizable as the character. Hence why Prime had things like the IDW-original gun storage, which he never had in the cartoon but certainly didn't take anything away from the figure. Similar story with Sideswipe- Not 100% cartoon accurate but a damn fine toy and instantly recognizable as Sideswipe.
I'm deeply worried that this new Prime is going to be dreadfully uninspired. On the plus side I don't think they're likely to make the transformation nightmarishly complex like Megatron (Prime's conversion is pretty simple and established) but I have a horrible feeling he'll have the same overly-literal interpretation of the cartoon model as other "nu-MPs". So very little surface detail on bland, flat panels, limited colour breakup and grey or white instead of silver. I'm sure it'll be a decent toy, and I'm happy to eat my words if he turns out amazing, but I can't help but feel it would have made more sense to carry on making MPs in the "golden age" style rather than to reinvent the wheel and redo existing, perfectly good figures and thus necessitate people replacing more or less their entire collection.
Posted by shajaki on May 24th, 2018 @ 12:45pm CDT
Posted by Ironhidensh on May 24th, 2018 @ 1:47pm CDT
I’m always down for an upgraded MP model. I don’t believe, when it comes to my collection, anything is “good enough”.
That said, I am disappointed we still aren’t getting an MP Hound.
Posted by Rated X on May 24th, 2018 @ 3:54pm CDT
Posted by Hydrargyrus on May 24th, 2018 @ 6:32pm CDT
Posted by Emerje on May 24th, 2018 @ 7:04pm CDT
I just can't stand the combination of the two. Gold plastic on its own is pretty nasty looking, but when you add the chrome it just shows how awful the plastic really is. This is going to be an easy pass. There's about one giant robot that I'll accept the combination from and that's only because he's supposed to be all gold and not just a poor man's lucky draw:
Brave of Gold Great Goldran
Optimus 3.0 will be a pre-order, he's going to be amazing! People can complain all they want about another Optimus, he's going to be a big seller and figures like him are what helps bankroll more obscure MPs.
I don't know if it's good or bad that his truck mode will now be different from Ultra Magnus, who's cab was painstakingly sculpted to look like MP-10. Ultra Magnus 2.0? I'm kidding, but I wouldn't be surprised if it happens.
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on May 25th, 2018 @ 12:55am CDT
Posted by Lore Keeper on May 31st, 2018 @ 2:43pm CDT
SpikeyTigertron wrote:If they redo Ultra Magnus... I really hope they do the armored white prime version... that would be the only way I'd double dip. Oddly enough... it'd be curious if they did Laser/G2 Prime as a MP next.
As much as I like MP Ultra Magnus, the lack of a cab robot has always bothered me. I get the difficulty in engineering such a thing, but its omission is felt every time I look at my figure.
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 9th, 2018 @ 11:45am CDT
These new figures are on display at the Tokyo Toy Show, shown off in all their gold painted excellence, and are also listed on Takara's official page and TakaraTomy Mall. According to the listings, these figures are set to come out over the course of 4 months, with Optimus coming in August at Wonderfest for 15,000 yen, Unite Warriors Starscream in October through TakaraTomy Mall for 3,800 yen, and Perceptor, Beachcomber, and Seaspray in November also through TakaraTomy Mall for 8,000 yen.
Not mentioned or shown here, but there is also a Golden Lagoon MP-36 that has been previously revealed as well.
Check out the images below, and let us know what you think of them in the comments section below!
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 9th, 2018 @ 11:51am CDT
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on June 9th, 2018 @ 12:24pm CDT
Also. Starscream has a POTP hand?!!?!
Posted by Randomhero on June 9th, 2018 @ 12:31pm CDT
DecepticonFinishline wrote:I wasn't on board, but that Perceptor actually looks cool as hell.
Also. Starscream has a POTP hand?!!?!
It’s the takara Unite Warriors Starscream that was part of the Grand Galvatron set
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 9th, 2018 @ 12:34pm CDT
Posted by shajaki on June 9th, 2018 @ 12:41pm CDT
Posted by Wireless_Phantom on June 9th, 2018 @ 1:41pm CDT