In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker

Transformers News: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker

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Several fans have been able to get MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker from online retailers before his release in official Japan, December 29th. That means we have some in hand images and our first video review. Both are from TF fan Dinobot Grimlock. He has split his video review into 4 parts, and all can be found below. They deal with the transformation, the car mode, the robot mode as well as a look at comparisons and the accessories.

Dinobot Grimlock also has several in hand images comparing this masterpiece toy to his brother, Sideswipe. It is impressive to see how similar in look and size both cars are and yet they are completely different toys. Does this toy seem worth his higher price point than the previous autobot cars? Let us know if you will be getting this toy and what your thoughts on him are in the discussion.











Transformers News: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker

Transformers News: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker

Transformers News: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker

Transformers News: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker

Transformers News: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker

Transformers News: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker

Transformers News: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker

Transformers News: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker

Transformers News: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker

Transformers News: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker

Transformers News: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker

Transformers News: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker

Transformers News: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker
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Re: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker (1927779)
Posted by Emerje on December 22nd, 2017 @ 11:20pm CST


"Leakin' lubricant!"

Emerje
Re: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker (1927781)
Posted by megamanfan on December 22nd, 2017 @ 11:31pm CST
needs a bigger backpack. this one is WAY too small.
Re: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker (1927788)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 23rd, 2017 @ 1:10am CST
william-james88 wrote:Several fans have been able to get MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker from online retailers before his release in official Japan, December 29th. That means we have some in hand images and our first video review. Both are from TF fan Dinobot Grimlock. He has split his video review into 4 parts, and all can be found below. They deal with the transformation, the car mode, the robot mode as well as a look at comparisons and the accessories.

Dinobot Grimlock also has several in hand images comparing this masterpiece toy to his brother, Sideswipe. It is impressive to see how similar in look and size both cars are and yet they are completely different toys. Does this toy seem worth his higher price point than the previous autobot cars? Let us know if you will be getting this toy and what your thoughts on him are in the discussion.





































:shock:

Stop the presses! He's got a butt flap! :lol:
Re: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker (1927832)
Posted by YoungPrime on December 23rd, 2017 @ 12:38pm CST
Okay...............So is it safe to say that Hasbro stopped making Generation's figures that are even half the quality of figures likes these in order to better sell MP figures?
Re: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker (1927838)
Posted by william-james88 on December 23rd, 2017 @ 12:47pm CST
YoungPrime wrote:Okay...............So is it safe to say that Hasbro stopped making Generation's figures that are even half the quality of figures likes these in order to better sell MP figures?

no way, all their current gen toys are waaay better than the crap they were putting out in 2012. And hasbro makes no money from mp sunstreaker so I dont really get it.
Re: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker (1927890)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on December 23rd, 2017 @ 6:42pm CST
Transformation doesn't look as bad as I thought and everything tabs into place that needs to. Can't wait to get my hands on it, really surprised some places got it before Amazon Japan.
Re: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker (1927911)
Posted by transformers_va on December 23rd, 2017 @ 9:27pm CST
Thank you Drew (Dinobot Grimlock) for putting these together! You did a good job on your first try at one of these videos :)

I've been interested in Sunstreaker ever since he was first announced, and your videos have made me even more interested.. I'd say he's definitely worth the higher price.
Re: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker (1928044)
Posted by Emerje on December 25th, 2017 @ 1:02am CST
YoungPrime wrote:Okay...............So is it safe to say that Hasbro stopped making Generation's figures that are even half the quality of figures likes these in order to better sell MP figures?

When did Hasbro ever make Generations figures half as good as an MP at less than 1/5 the price? I think people would have been expecting more from MPs if that were the case.

Emerje
Re: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker (1928306)
Posted by Ironhidensh on December 26th, 2017 @ 7:07pm CST
So,after some comparing of shipping rates and higher domestic costs..... I canceled my HLJ preorded, and went on and bought this from Chosen Prime. I was also picking up Takara Legends Kup, so I qualified for free shipping. What I would have paid for shipping from HLJ (I don't have patients for slow, cheap options) I broke out only paying about five or so extra bucks. Worth it to have Sunny in hand by the weekend.
Re: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker (1928377)
Posted by itscramtastic on December 27th, 2017 @ 9:05am CST
Ironhidensh wrote:So,after some comparing of shipping rates and higher domestic costs..... I canceled my HLJ preorded, and went on and bought this from Chosen Prime. I was also picking up Takara Legends Kup, so I qualified for free shipping. What I would have paid for shipping from HLJ (I don't have patients for slow, cheap options) I broke out only paying about five or so extra bucks. Worth it to have Sunny in hand by the weekend.
Congrats!! I just cancelled my pre-order from TransformerLand, so they'll have at least one extra when they get them in stock!! Maybe I'll pick him up someday, just not any time soon.
Re: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker (1928414)
Posted by Cyberpath on December 27th, 2017 @ 2:34pm CST
From @Alfes2010 --

























Re: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker (1928415)
Posted by itscramtastic on December 27th, 2017 @ 2:41pm CST
I never realized how unhappy the standard face of both of those bots look. And then I realized they are wearing a frowny face on their chests!!
Re: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker (1928422)
Posted by Burn on December 27th, 2017 @ 3:19pm CST
Ironhidensh wrote:So,after some comparing of shipping rates and higher domestic costs..... I canceled my HLJ preorded, and went on and bought this from Chosen Prime. I was also picking up Takara Legends Kup, so I qualified for free shipping. What I would have paid for shipping from HLJ (I don't have patients for slow, cheap options) I broke out only paying about five or so extra bucks. Worth it to have Sunny in hand by the weekend.

I'm going to be patient. Sunstreaker got caught up with Legends Perceptor, Slugslinger and Bumblebee, so shipping is already going to be up there so I may as well just wait a month for Megatron as well.
Re: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker (1928823)
Posted by Ironhidensh on December 29th, 2017 @ 9:16pm CST
Just got Sunny out if the box. Haven't tried to transform yet, just played with car mode a bit.



Even still, this guy is gonna be in the high class of MP figs. I'm very, very impressed.
Re: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker (1928831)
Posted by transformers_va on December 30th, 2017 @ 12:03am CST
Ironhidensh wrote:Just got Sunny out if the box. Haven't tried to transform yet, just played with car mode a bit.



Even still, this guy is gonna be in the high class of MP figs. I'm very, very impressed.



I'm pleased with mine, but have noticed that the passenger side rear-view mirror gets caught in the leg easily during transformation, and seems to be at risk of breaking if I'm not incredibly gentle.
Re: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker (1928907)
Posted by Cyberpath on December 30th, 2017 @ 3:46pm CST
Cool!



From: U.NEM Studios

Re: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker (1929024)
Posted by Ironhidensh on December 31st, 2017 @ 11:07am CST
I'm working on a pictorial for you bums. Should be up in an hour or two.
Re: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker (1929047)
Posted by Ironhidensh on December 31st, 2017 @ 1:53pm CST





So, I kinda feel like this guy is a bit of a sleeper MP. There really hasn't been a whole lot of excitement and build up for his release. At least, that's how I feel, and that's a shame. This guy is absolutely amazing. Seriously, I've only had him in hand for about 48 hours, but I'm ready to put his right at the top of the list of MP figures. Not only that, but its been a hot minute since we got a new carbot, so its nice to get back to that. Lets start of with the alt mode.


Takara really out did themselves this time. They packed a whole lot of awesome into a really small package. Sunny is a standard MP car size, and yet, along with being fully transformable to an amazing robot mode, he actually has two car modes. A standard Countach:





And a "Super Lambo":






Sunstreaker comes with two weapons, and the ability to store them both, at least in super mode. I don't think it works in "regular" Countach mode. Still though, a true MP needs the ability to carry or store its weapons while in alt mode, and Sunny passes the test.





Another neat little add on, you may remember in the original G1 cartoon, in the very first episode (or at least in one of the first parts of the first episode) the scene where Trailbreaker calls for back up, and Sunstreaker and Sideswipe answer the call. Sunny pops a little laser gun out of his backside, and blasts away at the Seekers chasing them. Yep, Sunny here can do that.



I was actually going to recreate the scene, but this little project was taking longer than I thought, and I didn't want to transform my MP Sideswipe and Trailbreaker, which is the sole reason you will see 'Breaker in a later photo.

Yes, Sunny is a truly beautiful car mode, and he still has one more really cool and neat feature: pop up headlights!



Its just a really neat and cool feature. It shows the effort, and dare I say, even love of character that obviously went into the design of Sunny. His doors and hood also open up like the real vehicle, but for me, it just exposes the inner workings of the toy. Nice, but not a huge feature for me. I really only have one gripe on car mode, and that is the plastic tires. God, how I hate the plastic tires. Yes, its a dead horse, but Imma keep beating that fucker.

Now done with alt mode, we move on to the main event, the robot. The transformation to bot mode is actually fun. With many MP style figures it can be a pain. An amazing one, but a pain still. I really don't think that with Sunny. Its fun and inspired. Honestly, words don't do it justice, you just need to experience it. Here is the glorious result:













Its very toon accurate. Maybe a little too much in spots. For my tastes, I would have appreciated a different head, but nothing is close to a deal breaker. He does have a bit of a backpack though, but I'm making peace with backpacks on MPs. In fact, I'm starting a little club.



He does look good though. He also comes with a lot of accessories. As mentioned, he had two guns:



That he can store in bot mode as well:





I find the leg storage and very neat little trick. He also, as is pretty standard by now with MP figures, comes with alternate faces:



He also comes with a Chip Chase in wheelchair figure, and that silly alien face from a season 2 episode:



When you stand him next to his brother Sideswipe, I feel he clearly stands out as the better looking figure, and not just in his own mind. I've felt for a while now that we need a new Sideswipe, and in my humble opinion at least, Sunstreaker really drives that home. Not that Sideswipe is a bad figure, but you can clearly tell the designers have learned a thing or two. Sunny also looks good with others:



A concern I read early in the thread mentioned his side view mirrors and the possibility of breakage during transformation. While I can see that, I had no difficulty changing him with out damage there. I think that clearance room was very much taken into consideration during design, and that every thing works just fine. If not, Takara has you covered as they have added a replacement set:



This is a very welcome habit that Takara has gotten into.



In conclusion, I have almost no complaints on this figure. Sunstreaker is an amazing work of art, and a worthy addition to any collection. I really can't recommend this figure enough.
Re: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker (1929116)
Posted by Cyberpath on January 1st, 2018 @ 2:34am CST
Ironhidensh wrote:So, I kinda feel like this guy is a bit of a sleeper MP. There really hasn't been a whole lot of excitement and build up for his release. At least, that's how I feel, and that's a shame. This guy is absolutely amazing.

Perhaps it's the specific character. Or maybe the novelty just wore off. I'm waiting for mine to arrive!


Ironhidensh wrote:When you stand him next to his brother Sideswipe, I feel he clearly stands out as the better looking figure, and not just in his own mind.
:))

Ironhidensh wrote: I've felt for a while now that we need a new Sideswipe, and in my humble opinion at least, Sunstreaker really drives that home. Not that Sideswipe is a bad figure, but you can clearly tell the designers have learned a thing or two.

And they have a bigger budget now. Sunstreaker costs twice as much as MP-12 Sideswipe did.

Part of Hasui's vision was to make less prominent characters at "affordable" prices. As the line's popularity grew, so have the prices (and with it the poseability/accessories/etc.)

As of writing this, still happy with Sideswipe. Wish Red could be upgraded though, to better reflect his model somehow.

How's the chrome so far?
Re: In Hand Images and Video Review for MP-39 Masterpiece Sunstreaker (1929454)
Posted by D-Maximus_Prime on January 3rd, 2018 @ 12:24pm CST
Well, Takara's MP-39 Sunstreaker is finally upon us, the long lost brother to MP-12 has finally made it to collector's hands! And this figure has dazzled several Seibertron members, one of whom wrote us a great pictorial review of the figure.

Friend of the site and Masterpiece extraordinaire Ironhidensh has written us this awesome review of the new Masterpiece from Takara, or as he calls it, a "sleeper MP". You will find below his thoughts on the figure in robot mode, car mode, Transformation, and overall how much fun it is.

If a video review is more your style, feel free to check out our Previous video review.

Without Further ado, take it away Densh!

Ironhidensh wrote:





So, I kinda feel like this guy is a bit of a sleeper MP. There really hasn't been a whole lot of excitement and build up for his release. At least, that's how I feel, and that's a shame. This guy is absolutely amazing. Seriously, I've only had him in hand for about 48 hours, but I'm ready to put his right at the top of the list of MP figures. Not only that, but its been a hot minute since we got a new carbot, so its nice to get back to that. Lets start of with the alt mode.


Takara really out did themselves this time. They packed a whole lot of awesome into a really small package. Sunny is a standard MP car size, and yet, along with being fully transformable to an amazing robot mode, he actually has two car modes. A standard Countach:





And a "Super Lambo":





Sunstreaker comes with two weapons, and the ability to store them both, at least in super mode. I don't think it works in "regular" Countach mode. Still though, a true MP needs the ability to carry or store its weapons while in alt mode, and Sunny passes the test.






Another neat little add on, you may remember in the original G1 cartoon, in the very first episode (or at least in one of the first parts of the first episode) the scene where Trailbreaker calls for back up, and Sunstreaker and Sideswipe answer the call. Sunny pops a little laser gun out of his backside, and blasts away at the Seekers chasing them. Yep, Sunny here can do that.



I was actually going to recreate the scene, but this little project was taking longer than I thought, and I didn't want to transform my MP Sideswipe and Trailbreaker, which is the sole reason you will see 'Breaker in a later photo.

Yes, Sunny is a truly beautiful car mode, and he still has one more really cool and neat feature: pop up headlights!



Its just a really neat and cool feature. It shows the effort, and dare I say, even love of character that obviously went into the design of Sunny. His doors and hood also open up like the real vehicle, but for me, it just exposes the inner workings of the toy. Nice, but not a huge feature for me. I really only have one gripe on car mode, and that is the plastic tires. God, how I hate the plastic tires. Yes, its a dead horse, but Imma keep beating that ****.

Now done with alt mode, we move on to the main event, the robot. The transformation to bot mode is actually fun. With many MP style figures it can be a pain. An amazing one, but a pain still. I really don't think that with Sunny. Its fun and inspired. Honestly, words don't do it justice, you just need to experience it. Here is the glorious result:














Its very toon accurate. Maybe a little too much in spots. For my tastes, I would have appreciated a different head, but nothing is close to a deal breaker. He does have a bit of a backpack though, but I'm making peace with backpacks on MPs. In fact, I'm starting a little club.



He does look good though. He also comes with a lot of accessories. As mentioned, he had two guns:



That he can store in bot mode as well:





I find the leg storage and very neat little trick. He also, as is pretty standard by now with MP figures, comes with alternate faces:



He also comes with a Chip Chase in wheelchair figure, and that silly alien face from a season 2 episode:



When you stand him next to his brother Sideswipe, I feel he clearly stands out as the better looking figure, and not just in his own mind. I've felt for a while now that we need a new Sideswipe, and in my humble opinion at least, Sunstreaker really drives that home. Not that Sideswipe is a bad figure, but you can clearly tell the designers have learned a thing or two. Sunny also looks good with others:



A concern I read early in the thread mentioned his side view mirrors and the possibility of breakage during transformation. While I can see that, I had no difficulty changing him with out damage there. I think that clearance room was very much taken into consideration during design, and that every thing works just fine. If not, Takara has you covered as they have added a replacement set:



This is a very welcome habit that Takara has gotten into.



In conclusion, I have almost no complaints on this figure. Sunstreaker is an amazing work of art, and a worthy addition to any collection. I really can't recommend this figure enough.
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