Hi-Res Figure King #213 Scans - Masterpiece Hot Rod, Shockwave, Legends Springer, QTF, Diabattles
Thursday, October 29th, 2015 5:15am CDTCategories: Toy News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Va'al Views: 43,351
Credit(s): Figure King, AllSpark
Most Popular Transformers News
Transformers Annual, X-Men, TMNT, Vampirella and other new comics at the Seibertron Store39,747 views
In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series Grindor and Ravage with Blackout Comparison38,904 views
Most Recent Transformers News
HobbyLink Japan Sponsor News - MP Starscream 2.0 Available This Month, Plus Cutie1 GeneratioPosted 2 hours ago
Posted by BumbleDouche on October 29th, 2015 @ 8:36am CDT
Posted by Starsaber468 on October 29th, 2015 @ 9:20am CDT
Posted by AutobotAlvaron on October 29th, 2015 @ 10:46am CDT
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?
Posted by Seibertron on October 29th, 2015 @ 11:40am CDT
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!
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.
Posted by .... on October 29th, 2015 @ 2:16pm CDT