Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images

Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 9:20pm CST

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Fellow Seibertronian Sabrblade has pointed us to a twitter page loaded with in hand images of the newly released Masterpiece MP 34 Cheetor. Here they are below, giving us the best look at this figure yet. You can see how well articulates it is and all the accessories he comes with and the different display options they provide, like all those cheetah expressions.

We also get a sense of scale with him next to the generations Rattrap and Rhinox molds.

Enjoy!

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images

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Re: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images (1862501)
Posted by SureShot18 on February 23rd, 2017 @ 9:25pm CST
Looks like the fake cheeta head is right behind the gut gun in cheeta mode. You can see the ears towards the front of that section. Also it seems the real cheeta is sucked into the robot torso, as was expected. The fact that these pieces are on opposite sides of the beast mode but are right next to each other in robot mode means this is going to be a very interesting transformation.
Also Cheetor should be here Wednesday! I couldn't help it, I chose the faster shipping.
Re: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images (1862508)
Posted by Kurona on February 23rd, 2017 @ 9:36pm CST
While shots with Rattrap and Rhinox are appreciated, I'm extremely surprised there's no photos of Cheetor with MP Primal. Surely that would have been the most obvious one?

In any case, holy heck he looks great. I don't even like Cheetor as much as the rest of the Maximals but he looks absolutely delicious here.
Re: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images (1862513)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 23rd, 2017 @ 10:12pm CST
Check out his Beast Mode eye articulation:

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Re: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images (1862529)
Posted by lowman_x on February 23rd, 2017 @ 11:22pm CST
A beauty of a figure bar a minor quibble: not digging the half-tone patterning/style of his cheetah spots. It's really throwing me.

Also, the placement of Rattrap's gun in beast mode is unfortunate when he stands on his back legs... LOL
Re: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images (1862533)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 23rd, 2017 @ 11:41pm CST
lowman_x wrote:A beauty of a figure bar a minor quibble: not digging the half-tone patterning/style of his cheetah spots. It's really throwing me.
There's a very specific reason for those spots looking the way they do.

They replicate the UVW map stretching that Mainframe used to create the cheetah spots on Cheetor's CG model.

That's right. Takara actually recreated 1996 television budget-level CGI techniques in physical 2017 plastic form. It is so OCD-absurd that I can't help but admire how far they went to achieve such meticulously-faithful perfection, warts and all, in plastic form.
Re: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images (1862535)
Posted by lowman_x on February 24th, 2017 @ 12:18am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
lowman_x wrote:A beauty of a figure bar a minor quibble: not digging the half-tone patterning/style of his cheetah spots. It's really throwing me.
There's a very specific reason for those spots looking the way they do.

They replicate the UVW map stretching that Mainframe used to create the cheetah spots on Cheetor's CG model.

That's right. Takara actually recreated 1996 television budget-level CGI techniques in physical 2017 plastic form. It is so OCD-absurd that I can't help but admire how far they went to achieve such meticulously-faithful perfection, warts and all, in plastic form.


Yeah, I'd figured that they were going for 1990s texture mapped realism, but IRL it's making me dislike the figure despite all of the really good aspects about it (of which there are plenty).
Re: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images (1862536)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on February 24th, 2017 @ 12:19am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
lowman_x wrote:A beauty of a figure bar a minor quibble: not digging the half-tone patterning/style of his cheetah spots. It's really throwing me.
There's a very specific reason for those spots looking the way they do.

They replicate the UVW map stretching that Mainframe used to create the cheetah spots on Cheetor's CG model.

That's right. Takara actually recreated 1996 television budget-level CGI techniques in physical 2017 plastic form. It is so OCD-absurd that I can't help but admire how far they went to achieve such meticulously-faithful perfection, warts and all, in plastic form.


Well "spotted", my friend.

Re: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images (1862537)
Posted by Kurona on February 24th, 2017 @ 12:49am CST
If MP-38 is any indication, they might end up releasing a toy-accurate version somewhere down the line - not to mention the likelihood of Shadow Panther and Tigatron redecoes. There's hope for the mold yet if you don't like how it looks here :)
Re: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images (1862538)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 24th, 2017 @ 1:00am CST
Kurona wrote:If MP-38 is any indication, they might end up releasing a toy-accurate version somewhere down the line - not to mention the likelihood of Shadow Panther and Tigatron redecoes. There's hope for the mold yet if you don't like how it looks here :)
Shadow Panther I could see, but Tigatron would need his own bigger but similarly-engineered mold.
Re: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images (1862540)
Posted by Kurona on February 24th, 2017 @ 1:13am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Kurona wrote:If MP-38 is any indication, they might end up releasing a toy-accurate version somewhere down the line - not to mention the likelihood of Shadow Panther and Tigatron redecoes. There's hope for the mold yet if you don't like how it looks here :)
Shadow Panther I could see, but Tigatron would need his own bigger but similarly-engineered mold.

Certainly, but I've been wondering whether or not they would actually do that. How much money they'd be able to make off a Tigatron mold, and if they'd actually go for that extra effort or just throw their arms up, say 'fuck it' and just use Cheetor.
Of course, that's not confirmed, but I think it wouldn't be wise to say it's out of the realm of possibility. He should get his own mold, and maybe he will, but I won't be terribly surprised if they do just decide to not go to that extra effort.
Re: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images (1862557)
Posted by Insurgent on February 24th, 2017 @ 3:36am CST
I'll be in my bunk. Lol.

I seriously can't wait for this guy. So much beast wars love. I'm happy.and I'm super happy they've gone for the toon style fur patterns instead of realistic fur pattern. The characters wouldn't look right otherwise.
Re: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images (1862558)
Posted by Ravage XK on February 24th, 2017 @ 3:41am CST
I have never been much of a fan of animal alt modes beyond the Dinobots but I did enjoy the Beast Wars show. I cannot wait to get this to go with Primal. I'll be getting it for my birthday, I just hope it gets here in time.
Re: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images (1862648)
Posted by Overcracker on February 24th, 2017 @ 11:11am CST
Finally!.

Cheetor has arrived at anime export, and just had him shipped. Image
Re: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images (1862657)
Posted by Va'al on February 24th, 2017 @ 11:53am CST
We seen a fair number of in-hand images for MP-34 Cheetor, the latest Beast Wars Masterpiece Transformer, from Takara Tomy, earlier today (check them out again here) - but another toy blogger also brings us a fairly important comparison: how does Cheetor / Cheetus look next to MP-32 Optimus Primal / Beast Convoy? Check out the images below and find out!

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Re: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images (1862658)
Posted by Ravage XK on February 24th, 2017 @ 11:55am CST
Looks awesome is how he looks.

Never would have thought that I would be looking forward to this as much as I am.
Re: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images (1862797)
Posted by .... on February 24th, 2017 @ 10:43pm CST
Doesn't the Tigatron here look amazing?

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I really like Cheetor here, but if a Tigatron is announced, I'd probably go for him instead. Him and Airazor would be BEAST! (pun intended)
Re: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images (1862799)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 24th, 2017 @ 10:47pm CST
SillySpringer wrote:Doesn't the Tigatron here look amazing?
More like Cheetor cosplaying Tigatron. The limbs are too lanky and scrawny and the beast head's shaped all wrong. Tigatron's buffer that Cheetor. :CROW: :SERVO:
Re: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images (1862802)
Posted by .... on February 24th, 2017 @ 10:52pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
SillySpringer wrote:Doesn't the Tigatron here look amazing?
More like Cheetor cosplaying Tigatron. The limbs are too lanky and scrawny and the beast head's shaped all wrong. Tigatron's buffer that Cheetor. :CROW: :SERVO:


Same construction in robot mode in Beast Wars pretty much. It's the bigger head that puts the scale off.

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Looks good to me. Just needs retooling on the beast parts and robot head.
Re: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images (1862805)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 24th, 2017 @ 10:57pm CST
SillySpringer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SillySpringer wrote:Doesn't the Tigatron here look amazing?
More like Cheetor cosplaying Tigatron. The limbs are too lanky and scrawny and the beast head's shaped all wrong. Tigatron's buffer that Cheetor. :CROW: :SERVO:


Same construction in robot mode in Beast Wars pretty much. It's the bigger head that puts the scale off.

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Looks good to me. Just needs retooling on the beast parts and robot head.
That's just the Japanese toy's box art, not the cartoon model.

The original toys were straight redecos of each other, but Mainframe modified Tigatron's CG model to better distinguish him from Cheetor.

Compare:

Sabrblade wrote:Yeah, Tigatron's cartoon model was bigger than Cheetor's, and his beast mode was shaped differently.

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Tigatron's beast mode has more overall mass to it. A larger head, thicker legs, a more rounded back and belly; about the only thing his and Cheetor's MPs could share is transformation engineering. The rest of Tigatron would need to be a larger mold.
Re: Masterpiece MP 34 Beast Wars Cheetor In Hand Images (1862830)
Posted by Insurgent on February 25th, 2017 @ 2:43am CST
I wouldn't mind if tigatron is a remould, but he does need a thicker beast mode propertiins and new heads in both modes. I know he's meant to be taller than cheetor but he would be close enough for me.

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