In hand pictures of Takara Tomy MP-36 Golden Lagoon Megatron

Transformers News: In hand pictures of Takara Tomy MP-36 Golden Lagoon Megatron

Sunday, October 8th, 2017 7:40AM CDT

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Thanks to Facebook user Sam Robertz we have in hand images of Takara Tomy MP-36 Golden Lagoon Megatron. You can see him in all his shiny glory in the images below. If you are curious why this Megatron figure is gold, you may want to look up the G1 Episode entitled "The Golden Lagoon".

If you are a fan of Masterpiece figures, we have what might be the first image of MPM Barricade.

Transformers News: In hand pictures of Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron

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Transformers News: In hand pictures of Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron

Transformers News: In hand pictures of Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron

Transformers News: In hand pictures of Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron

Transformers News: In hand pictures of Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron

Transformers News: In hand pictures of Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron

Transformers News: In hand pictures of Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron

Transformers News: In hand pictures of Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron
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Re: In hand pictures of Takara Tomy MP-36 Golden Lagoon Megatron (1915318)
Posted by kurthy on October 8th, 2017 @ 7:59am CDT
I'm a bit disappointed with the gray pieces.

When are they going to transform him into the golden gun? For me, that's one figure I would have sent off for grading and never opened.
Re: In hand pictures of Takara Tomy MP-36 Golden Lagoon Megatron (1915321)
Posted by sol magnus on October 8th, 2017 @ 8:58am CDT
I'd be worried about this Megatron being brittle based on the gold plastic.
Re: In hand pictures of Takara Tomy MP-36 Golden Lagoon Megatron (1915323)
Posted by MagicDeath on October 8th, 2017 @ 9:22am CDT
No, he won't be brittle, as it's gold paint, not gold plastic. The paint might be brittle, though.

Also, is it really an homage to "The Golden Lagoon", or is it just part of the Japanese obsession with chromed and clear figures?
Re: In hand pictures of Takara Tomy MP-36 Golden Lagoon Megatron (1915345)
Posted by Terrsolpix on October 8th, 2017 @ 12:09pm CDT
MagicDeath wrote:No, he won't be brittle, as it's gold paint, not gold plastic. The paint might be brittle, though.

Also, is it really an homage to "The Golden Lagoon", or is it just part of the Japanese obsession with chromed and clear figures?


Tbh I’m waiting for them to do both in one figure.
Re: In hand pictures of Takara Tomy MP-36 Golden Lagoon Megatron (1915365)
Posted by Black Hat on October 8th, 2017 @ 3:33pm CDT
Ah yes, one of the most obscenely complex Transformers in recent history, with well-documented paint scuffing and tolerance issues, covered entirely in gold vaccuum metalized chrome, a material known for fragility and affecting tolerances. Genius, Takara!
Re: In hand pictures of Takara Tomy MP-36 Golden Lagoon Megatron (1915369)
Posted by Terrsolpix on October 8th, 2017 @ 4:09pm CDT
Black Hat wrote:Ah yes, one of the most obscenely complex Transformers in recent history, with well-documented paint scuffing and tolerance issues, covered entirely in gold vaccuum metalized chrome, a material known for fragility and affecting tolerances. Genius, Takara!

I hope it’s made from the same plastic as transmetal 2 megatron!
Re: In hand pictures of Takara Tomy MP-36 Golden Lagoon Megatron (1915373)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 8th, 2017 @ 4:44pm CDT
MagicDeath wrote:Also, is it really an homage to "The Golden Lagoon", or is it just part of the Japanese obsession with chromed and clear figures?
The latter, as it's a Lucky Draw figure.
Re: In hand pictures of Takara Tomy MP-36 Golden Lagoon Megatron (1915374)
Posted by Vidimus Prime on October 8th, 2017 @ 4:46pm CDT
ELECTRUM!
Re: In hand pictures of Takara Tomy MP-36 Golden Lagoon Megatron (1920590)
Posted by skywarp-2 on November 8th, 2017 @ 10:59am CST
I know this is a sore subject.. even for me, owning the MP-10 Hasbro version.. But shouldn't a third party, or Takara offer maybe some leg replacements for MP-10? I don't need a new bot, just a set of new legs to make Prime and Megs more compatible and look better next to each other. Here is an example.. it's just the lower legs or if you like the entire legs could be replaced, depends on the easiest place to do the mod on the bot. I'm not opposed to using a screw driver. I just don't want to do much more then that. I would love to get a new set of legs, and forego a new bot, As long as the legs can fit both bot mode, and alt (truck) mode with no issues, and allows the trailer to move naturally, then I think I would be satisfied with the Hasbro Prime I have already. It wasn't too bad changing out the doors on my Ironhide for the Dr. Wu replacements.

I don't know, since this is the official thread, do you guys think MP-10 will be getting an update in the future, or possibly Takara Tomy will offer legs for order? doubt a big company takes the time to do accessories like these Third parties are doing for the fans. You'd think a company dedicated to toy sales and production, like Bandai does with Gundam fans, would nurture and listen to fans and give them little things that these Third party companies are doing, which makes you feel engaged, taken care of, and appreciated as a fan and customer.

Anyhow, the Mods to the figure would look like this..



Not really on a rant here, but I think if Hasbro and Takara took more of a Fan centric sales approach to the market, fostering fan conventions, accessory ordering, stickers and Backdrops for Transformers collectors, official cases, stands, etc.. etc.. I would feel much more catered to as a fan and as a customer with money to dispose of on their products. If these Industry giants want to maintain an edge over their third party competitors, they should stop being so smug and elitist and start actually listening and try to cater to their collector base, rather then drop new stuff on new costumers, and throw a bone (halfassed sometimes looking at you MPM-04!) and they need to above all else LISTEN to fans concerns and be more supportive. I know there are Has/Tak defenders who are gonna hate on me for this post, but look at to what the third party market is able to do, and has done for fans. If Tak/Has hired actual fans to do their figures, and could engineer brilliance under budget, why not give them the keys to the kingdom and let us start beating the third party with quality so called "industry Professional" manufacturing, and Figures that cater to the fansbase as well as new kids and customers.

I know, it's collecting.. it's not a big deal, but I just think it would be nice to see a little more attention to the collector community. A new pair of legs and instructions for MP-10 Hasbro or Takara Tomy versions would be a nice way to start..

Just Saying.. :BOT:
Re: In hand pictures of Takara Tomy MP-36 Golden Lagoon Megatron (1920597)
Posted by Emerje on November 8th, 2017 @ 11:20am CST
I never really thought height was the issue with MP-10 and in your pic he now looks taller than Megatron. My problem with the legs was the wheel covers, they should have been able to hide the wheels inside the legs instead of trying to cover them up. I do think it's a matter of time before we do see a new Prime done closer to the cartoon style to go with the rest of the cartoon modeled figures they've been making, but that may be a while, like MP-50.

Emerje
Re: In hand pictures of Takara Tomy MP-36 Golden Lagoon Megatron (1920599)
Posted by Cyberpath on November 8th, 2017 @ 11:29am CST
I don't think MP-10 needs longer legs, buuut I'd love if the wheels could be stored completely inside the legs. Hasui said that he could have easily come up with a way to do it -- but ultimately decided the pockets were a good compromise as far as durability and ease of transformation.

Personally, I think official upgrade-kits are unlikely. Takara might get blamed for deliberately making the toys less than perfect so they could sell you a kit later. I think an MP Convoy v3 is more likely, eventually.

MP-10 is still my favourite! :) I'm pleased with all the MPs so far, except for Red Alert.

Re: In hand pictures of Takara Tomy MP-36 Golden Lagoon Megatron (1920600)
Posted by skywarp-2 on November 8th, 2017 @ 11:30am CST
Emerje wrote:I never really thought height was the issue with MP-10 and in your pic he now looks taller than Megatron. My problem with the legs was the wheel covers, they should have been able to hide the wheels inside the legs instead of trying to cover them up. I do think it's a matter of time before we do see a new Prime done closer to the cartoon style to go with the rest of the cartoon modeled figures they've been making, but that may be a while, like MP-50.

Emerje



Ugghhhh!! If that's the case, I'll be 90 years old by then! See that's what I am talking about, the Third party market says, see a need and fill a need, like the slogan from Robots. I wish the Industry "Professionals" would get behind that philosophy and produce for the fans..

On a side note tho.. I am pretty happy I bought the original MP-36. I paid allot for it, yes. The KO's with improvements and better price point are nice, but on MP-36, it's the best MP to date IMHO. So I think the price I paid was justified. The quality is there, and I enjoy my Megatron. I just wish there was some way to salvage my MP-10 and get a new set of legs, official would be nice. I could care less about getting another bot.
Re: In hand pictures of Takara Tomy MP-36 Golden Lagoon Megatron (1920603)
Posted by skywarp-2 on November 8th, 2017 @ 11:40am CST
Cyberpath wrote:I don't think MP-10 needs longer legs, buuut I'd love if the wheels could be stored completely inside the legs. Hasui said that he could have easily come up with a way to do it -- but ultimately decided the pockets were a good compromise as far as durability and ease of transformation.

Personally, I think official upgrade-kits are unlikely. Takara might get blamed for deliberately making the toys less than perfect so they could sell you a kit later. I think an MP Convoy v3 is more likely, eventually.

MP-10 is still my favourite! :) I'm pleased with all the MPs so far, except for Red Alert.




Yea, I see what you mean, the legs do look better without the wheel pocket. What if they did the legs more Anime esque, and captured it perfectly like the feet on MP-36.. that would look great on the bot. I have to disagree tho, while the legs should be taller so the crotches match, Prime would be slightly taller then Megs, but only by a few inches, and in the cartoon, it always looked to me, at least, that Prime was about the same height. If he's just a smidge above Megs with longer Legs, I could live with that..it's a Matrix height thing.. (See Hot Rod height increase 1986 Movie).
Re: In hand pictures of Takara Tomy MP-36 Golden Lagoon Megatron (1920604)
Posted by Relic0037 on November 8th, 2017 @ 11:40am CST
Just got a payment request email for my MP-36 Preorder, so it looks like that second run of Masterpiece Megatron will be hitting US shores soon.
Re: In hand pictures of Takara Tomy MP-36 Golden Lagoon Megatron (1920610)
Posted by Cyberpath on November 8th, 2017 @ 11:54am CST
skywarp-2 wrote:Yea, I see what you mean, the legs do look better without the wheel pocket. What if they did the legs more Anime esque, and captured it perfectly like the feet on MP-36.. that would look great on the bot. I have to disagree tho, while the legs should be taller so the crotches match, Prime would be slightly taller then Megs, but only by a few inches, and in the cartoon, it always looked to me, at least, that Prime was about the same height. If he's just a smidge above Megs with longer Legs, I could live with that..it's a Matrix height thing.. (See Hot Rod height increase 1986 Movie).


The MPs are the same height (like in the cartoon) but MP-36 Megatron has a bigger head, so his eyes are higher. I think if they were to make a new MP Convoy he would be even more cartoon-accurate than MP-10.

(The Matrix didn't change him or Magnus, just Hot Rod, cause he was small.)


They do look great together I think --








There's a bunch of KO MP-10 with longer legs and I always see this --

Re: In hand pictures of Takara Tomy MP-36 Golden Lagoon Megatron (1920718)
Posted by D-Maximus_Prime on November 9th, 2017 @ 2:57pm CST
Relic0037 wrote:Just got a payment request email for my MP-36 Preorder, so it looks like that second run of Masterpiece Megatron will be hitting US shores soon.

Excellent! I've been waiting, and I was hearing February of next year was when he would hit, but I've started to hear rumors he was hitting the payment requests over the past week
Re: In hand pictures of Takara Tomy MP-36 Golden Lagoon Megatron (1920783)
Posted by Relic0037 on November 9th, 2017 @ 10:05pm CST
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
Relic0037 wrote:Just got a payment request email for my MP-36 Preorder, so it looks like that second run of Masterpiece Megatron will be hitting US shores soon.

Excellent! I've been waiting, and I was hearing February of next year was when he would hit, but I've started to hear rumors he was hitting the payment requests over the past week


Got my shipping notification today. I see several online retailers have him back in stock including BBTS:

https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/ ... ails/54220
Re: In hand pictures of Takara Tomy MP-36 Golden Lagoon Megatron (1920824)
Posted by skywarp-2 on November 10th, 2017 @ 7:51am CST
This is probably one of the best figures to ever come from Takara Tomy, worth paying for its original figure. Sure the KOs are coming and offer additions, but the original is worth it. A very satisfying figure.
Re: In hand pictures of Takara Tomy MP-36 Golden Lagoon Megatron (1920825)
Posted by Ironhidensh on November 10th, 2017 @ 8:15am CST
skywarp-2 wrote:This is probably one of the best figures to ever come from Takara Tomy, worth paying for its original figure. Sure the KOs are coming and offer additions, but the original is worth it. A very satisfying figure.

I'd agree.......uf it wasn't for the paint chipping/scratching issue.

Call me unreasonable, but at 200+ bucks, it's unacceptable.
Re: In hand pictures of Takara Tomy MP-36 Golden Lagoon Megatron (1920829)
Posted by skywarp-2 on November 10th, 2017 @ 8:59am CST
Haven't had any problems with mine, but if it's a common issue, then I would have to agree

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