Hi-Res Figure King #213 Scans - Masterpiece Hot Rod, Shockwave, Legends Springer, QTF, Diabattles

Thursday, October 29th, 2015 5:15am CDT

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Powered Convoy, Seibertron.com board dweller, has linked us to their scans of the latest issue of Figure King - the Japanese hobby magazine - as issue #213 runs through 29 pages of Diabattles, and brings some additional shots of upcoming Masterpiece Transformers figures Shockwave and Hot Rod, along with some Transformers Adventure and Q Transformers from Takara Tomy - check them out mirrored below!

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King #213 Scans - Masterpiece Hot Rod, Shockwave, Legends Springer, QTF, Diabattles

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King #213 Scans - Masterpiece Hot Rod, Shockwave, Legends Springer, QTF, Diabattles

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King #213 Scans - Masterpiece Hot Rod, Shockwave, Legends Springer, QTF, Diabattles

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King #213 Scans - Masterpiece Hot Rod, Shockwave, Legends Springer, QTF, Diabattles

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King #213 Scans - Masterpiece Hot Rod, Shockwave, Legends Springer, QTF, Diabattles

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King #213 Scans - Masterpiece Hot Rod, Shockwave, Legends Springer, QTF, Diabattles

Transformers News: Hi-Res Figure King #213 Scans - Masterpiece Hot Rod, Shockwave, Legends Springer, QTF, Diabattles

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Re: Hi-Res Figure King #213 Scans - Masterpiece Hot Rod, Shockwave, Legends Springer, QTF, Diabattles (1737660)
Posted by BumbleDouche on October 29th, 2015 @ 8:36am CDT
OOOooOOoooOOooHhhh! Shockwave pretty!
Re: Hi-Res Figure King #213 Scans - Masterpiece Hot Rod, Shockwave, Legends Springer, QTF, Diabattles (1737667)
Posted by Starsaber468 on October 29th, 2015 @ 9:20am CDT
I love how shockwave can weild himself its pretty funny plus its also an homage :D
Re: Hi-Res Figure King #213 Scans - Masterpiece Hot Rod, Shockwave, Legends Springer, QTF, Diabattles (1737698)
Posted by AutobotAlvaron on October 29th, 2015 @ 10:46am CDT
MP Shockwave's mold, sculpting, and cartoon-accurate proportions look fantastic, he's great!

However, Shockwave is just a bit too lavender or lilac. I'd really prefer him to be deep purple or plum per his G1-toy color.

I've enjoyed the Masterpiece line since the beginning with MP-01, but sometimes I wish that this series included more nods & homages to aspects of the G1-toys (chrome wheels & weapons for the carbots & G1-toy coloration).

Cartoon-coloring doesn't always translate well into 3-D sculpts or reality, for that matter. Anyway, his color in the show was usually (though inconsistently) somewhat darker than the prototype is. Maybe a second, darker, color-scheme will be produced like QuakeWave?
Re: Hi-Res Figure King #213 Scans - Masterpiece Hot Rod, Shockwave, Legends Springer, QTF, Diabattles (1737712)
Posted by Seibertron on October 29th, 2015 @ 11:40am CDT
I agree with AutobotAlvaron. 60 / 40 toy influence over cartoon instead of 40 / 60 toy/cartoon. I want the cartoon head, most likely the cartoon gun, but to achieve the cartoon look, the overall toy shouldn't be sacrificed. In most cases, the original toy colors are what I like, not that I mind the cartoon colors but then you end up with odd colored Shockwave or Thundercracker.
Re: Hi-Res Figure King #213 Scans - Masterpiece Hot Rod, Shockwave, Legends Springer, QTF, Diabattles (1737760)
Posted by AutobotAlvaron on October 29th, 2015 @ 1:38pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:I agree with AutobotAlvaron. 60 / 40 toy influence over cartoon instead of 40 / 60 toy/cartoon. I want the cartoon head, most likely the cartoon gun, but to achieve the cartoon look, the overall toy shouldn't be sacrificed. In most cases, the original toy colors are what I like, not that I mind the cartoon colors but then you end up with odd colored Shockwave or Thundercracker.


Firstly, thanks for the response Mr.Seibertron! :-D

Takara's MP Thundercracker was exactly what I was thinking of, when I mentioned that cartoon-coloration was not always the best choice for a real-world action-figure. As much as I care for the G1 cartoon, the beloved old series was often drawn & colored much too inconsistently to base every detail for Masterpiece figures on.

The new MP Hot Rod appears to follow the cartoon "Pink-Rod" color-scheme, while the overall appearance, and especially the car's undercarriage, have a very G1-toy influence. Many here don't seem to like this mixture of G1-toy aesthetic being used mold/proportion-wise combined with cartoon-coloration. Perhaps the issue is it's overly square-ish bot-mode chest, and not the color itself.

Hmm, MP Shockwave's cartoon mold + cartoon colors, VS MP Hot Rod's G1-toy-ish mold proportions + cartoon coloration, makes for different & interesting new Masterpieces. I'm not sure if Hot Rod's mix of styles suits everyone, but I for one do like it. To be honest, MP Shockwave looks superior to Hot Rod, mold/proportion-wise in both modes, yet the color is disappointingly off-putting.

Not since Takara's 2005 re-isssue Galvatron & Henkei Cyclonus has the lavender/lilac color-scheme caused me to question buying figures that I really wanted mold-wise for my collection. In the end, though I would have preferred a darker shade of purple for them, I bought them anyhow and do not regret getting them at all.
Re: Hi-Res Figure King #213 Scans - Masterpiece Hot Rod, Shockwave, Legends Springer, QTF, Diabattles (1737793)
Posted by .... on October 29th, 2015 @ 2:16pm CDT
Dat's one sexy Shockwave. =P~
Re: Hi-Res Figure King #213 Scans - Masterpiece Hot Rod, Shockwave, Legends Springer, QTF, Diabattles (1737795)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 29th, 2015 @ 2:17pm CDT
Wish we could see the 29-page Diaclone feature.

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