Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0

Transformers News: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0

Monday, December 3rd, 2018 5:01PM CST

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Thanks to a tip off from fellow Seibertron user, Cyberpath, we can now share a whole slew of High Resolution photographs, showing this controversial figure in all its glory! The photos come from www.thefwoosh.com.

While most images we've seen before, we do get a better look at the heads the set offers including the new Starscream head, intended to reference the G1 cartoon episode, "Megatron's Master Plan".

We have mirrored the images below for your convenience.

Transformers News: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0

Transformers News: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0

Transformers News: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0

Transformers News: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0

Transformers News: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0

Transformers News: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0

Transformers News: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0

Transformers News: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0

Transformers News: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0

Transformers News: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0

Transformers News: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0

Transformers News: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0

Transformers News: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0

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Re: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 (1996878)
Posted by Wireless_Phantom on December 3rd, 2018 @ 5:44pm CST
It is still way too expensive and the Starscream accessories and the jetpack are super unnecessary. :SG-CONS:
Re: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 (1996880)
Posted by Ultra Markus on December 3rd, 2018 @ 6:14pm CST
I wish they would have made the truck mode cartoon accurate as well
They did an amazing job on the robot mode they should have gone all the way
Re: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 (1996900)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 3rd, 2018 @ 7:23pm CST
Ugh, he looks so bland! Which is a shame, but that level is just, ugh, so flat. And for that cost, holy cows!

Siege is doing the detailing better on figures, this is a step in the wrong direction, cost wise and detailing/design wise
Re: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 (1996902)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on December 3rd, 2018 @ 7:32pm CST
It really is. That truck bed looks just as bad as Studio Series Optimus', and the flat colors, disappearing tires, and dumbed-down decals are cartoon accuracy gone mad.
Re: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 (1996904)
Posted by william-james88 on December 3rd, 2018 @ 7:44pm CST
Ultra Markus wrote:I wish they would have made the truck mode cartoon accurate as well
They did an amazing job on the robot mode they should have gone all the way

Whats innacurate about thr truck? My problem is thst its too accurate, omitting the stripe on the cab and blue on the trailer to make it look more simplified.
Re: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 (1996905)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on December 3rd, 2018 @ 7:54pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:I wish they would have made the truck mode cartoon accurate as well
They did an amazing job on the robot mode they should have gone all the way

Whats innacurate about thr truck? My problem is thst its too accurate, omitting the stripe on the cab and blue on the trailer to make it look more simplified.

Yes, that much is true (what makes it extra-dumb is that while the stripe was omitted the cab was often drawn with its outline anyway, which suggests the animators knew it should be there but had to block-color the cab regardless)
That said, the truck mode in the cartoon had proper fuel tanks instead of the laughable attempts seen here and didn't have a bed made up half of robot kibble.
Re: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 (1996906)
Posted by Ultra Markus on December 3rd, 2018 @ 7:58pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:I wish they would have made the truck mode cartoon accurate as well
They did an amazing job on the robot mode they should have gone all the way

Whats innacurate about thr truck? My problem is thst its too accurate, omitting the stripe on the cab and blue on the trailer to make it look more simplified.

It's completely different, how could you not tell?
optimus_prime_repaint_cartoon.jpg
Re: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 (1996908)
Posted by Ironhidensh on December 3rd, 2018 @ 8:12pm CST
Nope.
Beautiful? Yes.

Still a price-gouging ripoff? Yes.
Re: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 (1996913)
Posted by william-james88 on December 3rd, 2018 @ 8:58pm CST
Ultra Markus wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:I wish they would have made the truck mode cartoon accurate as well
They did an amazing job on the robot mode they should have gone all the way

Whats innacurate about thr truck? My problem is thst its too accurate, omitting the stripe on the cab and blue on the trailer to make it look more simplified.

It's completely different, how could you not tell?
optimus_prime_repaint_cartoon.jpg

Looks the same to me
Re: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 (1996915)
Posted by Ultra Markus on December 3rd, 2018 @ 9:13pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:I wish they would have made the truck mode cartoon accurate as well
They did an amazing job on the robot mode they should have gone all the way

Whats innacurate about thr truck? My problem is thst its too accurate, omitting the stripe on the cab and blue on the trailer to make it look more simplified.

It's completely different, how could you not tell?
optimus_prime_repaint_cartoon.jpg

Looks the same to me

The cab has a realistic qualities like MP 10
cartoon model is more simplistic and square
Re: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 (1996917)
Posted by PhotonWaveZero on December 3rd, 2018 @ 9:29pm CST
I'll wait for the inevitable Hasbro release because it will be half the price, but honestly? It's perfect. It's like he walked right out of the original G1 cartoon. It's suppose to be simplified. ;)

They even included the rounder head depending on which studio was animating him that day.

I love it. Leaps and bounds better than MP Megatron and it just has more of G1 vibe than MP-10 or MP-01. Is it as realistic? No. But it's the cartoon brought to life in toy form. I want it.
Re: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 (1996919)
Posted by SkyFire Prime on December 3rd, 2018 @ 9:43pm CST
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$30
Re: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 (1996923)
Posted by AutobotAlvaron on December 3rd, 2018 @ 9:54pm CST
This new MP Optimus has some fantastic details, articulation, & unprecedented cartoon-accuracy, yet that is also it's shortcoming. Its SLAVISHLY cartoon accurate to the point of plainness.

Mainly the stark white used on the waist & legs, the lack of cab & trailer stripes, & the bland gray used on the face instead of silver plus the rather non-gloss pale red & blue look much too de-saturated. BUT, that is what Takara was aiming for, so Kudos.

The plethora of accessories is cool, especially the Season 1 more rounded head, along with the Season 2 more angled head. plus his movie damaged head is just awesome! The Starscream bits seem somewhat tacked-on & are superfluous, however.

Hopefully, a richer colored/toy-accurate version will come of this mold eventually.


Though unlikely, I hope Takara will reconsider their exorbitant pricing, but I doubt it. For the price, the QC better be immaculately PERFECT. Who wants a nearly $500.00 DUD? If sales tank because of the high cost, will the Masterpiece line be in jeopardy, I wonder? :-?
Re: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 (1996929)
Posted by william-james88 on December 3rd, 2018 @ 10:33pm CST
PhotonWaveZero wrote:I'll wait for the inevitable Hasbro release because it will be half the pric.

lol, like the Hasbro release of beast wars megatron?
https://www.entertainmentearth.com/prod ... on/hse4006

you guys are living in the past.
Re: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 (1996941)
Posted by Cyberpath on December 4th, 2018 @ 1:20am CST
I think he looks spectacular. For the first time in almost 35 years an Optimus Prime that is utterly cartoon-accurate, where the designers resisted temptation (or weren't even tempted) to slap a bunch of extra details and paint apps that would take away from it. There's already a million Primes with all sort of twists, let this one do what it's supposed to do. If nothing else, Takara can say that they've finally done it.

Looking forward to trying some more dramatic setups.

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For fun, all four MP-scale Optimus Prime figures (two 3P & two official.)

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Re: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 (1996944)
Posted by Bucky on December 4th, 2018 @ 1:53am CST
As much as I’d like to have this I will never, ever drop that much money on a single figure. I had a hard enough time pulling the trigger on MP Megatron, Dinobot and BW Megatron. This is just too exorbitant. My hope is that it’s a truly fantastic figure for those who want it, and can afford it.

As nice as it would be to have an MP Prime that is slavishly cartoon accurate, I’m still very fond of my MP 10, and it didn’t cost me half of what this new Prime costs. I like his level of detail, the style, the little flourishes here and there. I enjoy his strange proportions.
Re: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 (1996960)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 4th, 2018 @ 5:47am CST
Re: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 (1996966)
Posted by budmaloney on December 4th, 2018 @ 6:29am CST
I know the price is ridiculous. But honestly, this is G1 Optimus Prime almost 100%. The cartoon accurate G1. Or as close as you get. I'm amazed at how well it brings the character to life. Kibble yea totally. But come on, this is straight out of the cartoon. Maybe cab mode needs some white strip? I would actually thin down my collection first if I ever want to get this.
Re: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 (1996994)
Posted by PadForce on December 4th, 2018 @ 9:16am CST
I think the robot mode looks absolutely fantastic.

Cab mode is overly drab (although i would live with that).

What really gets me is the lack of individualy articulated fingers. On what looks like is going to cost £375 - £400.. that is a joke.

Wont be getting it, unfortunately.
Re: Hi-Res Photographs of MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 (1996999)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on December 4th, 2018 @ 9:40am CST
PadForce wrote:What really gets me is the lack of individualy articulated fingers. On what looks like is going to cost £375 - £400.. that is a joke.

He appears to have index finger separated from the rest of his fingers, so he’ll still be able to manage the Optimus Prime Finger Point thing. Isn’t that the most important gesture Optimus ever makes aside from demanding faces?

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