Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images

Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 7:10am CST

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Thanks to Seibertronians Scottyp and Cyberpath we have new images of the upcoming Conehead Seeker Masterpiece, Dirge! Dirge is the last of the 3 Coneheads needed for collections, and while he maintains the retooling done for the sake of the Conehead's look, he does features some new tooling and weapons, along with a little clear plastic pilot that can sit in his cockpit. These images come to us courtesy of TakaraTomy Mall, which has his release date set as May of 2017.

Seibertronian Fourm Admin Burn also dropped in to let us know that Premium Collectables has their pre-order up as well, with a price of $115.98.

Take a look at the pictures below, and let us know what you think in the comments section below! And make sure to get your pre-order in for the final of the original 6 cartoon seekers!

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images

Credit(s): Takara Tomy Mall, Premium Collectables


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Re: Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images (1848022)
Posted by BumbleDouche on December 20th, 2016 @ 7:29am CST
Those purple kneecaps look... Unusual.
Re: Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images (1848023)
Posted by mblase75 on December 20th, 2016 @ 7:29am CST
It looks like the tail/rudder/wingtip uprights can fold flat against the wing in robot mode. I'm not sure why they aren't in the photo.
Re: Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images (1848026)
Posted by Dagon on December 20th, 2016 @ 8:56am CST
Come on, preorders. I've been excited about MP Dirge since the first images surfaced.
Re: Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images (1848030)
Posted by Relic0037 on December 20th, 2016 @ 9:12am CST
I still need to get Thrust.
Re: Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images (1848035)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on December 20th, 2016 @ 9:19am CST
Dirge doesn't look bad at all in robot mode; He just needs the face swiping gimmick. In his jet mode, his wings have tiny Decepticon symbols, making him look awfully plain in his alt-mode.
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I also noticed how dark Dirge's wings are in this photo. If the Masterpiece Dirge's wings were a little darker, then perhaps they would complement the rest of Dirge's body.
Re: Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images (1848038)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on December 20th, 2016 @ 9:58am CST
Premium Collectibles appears to have sold out of pre-orders already.
Re: Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images (1848043)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 20th, 2016 @ 10:36am CST
MegaDump wrote:Those purple kneecaps look... Unusual.
They come from both the original 1985 toy and the cartoon model. All three Coneheads had them.
Re: Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images (1848151)
Posted by Cyberpath on December 20th, 2016 @ 4:58pm CST
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
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I would have expected the 2nd season jets to have less "kibble" because the nosecone would actually be used for something in bot mode.. but it's even more prominent.

That huge nosecone sticking between the legs... it's not great.

I still don't have any of the MP-11 toys so I'm not completely familiar with the transformation yet -- why didn't they use the actual jet piece for the head?

But otherwise he looks pretty cool.
Re: Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images (1848155)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 20th, 2016 @ 5:30pm CST
Cyberpath wrote:I still don't have any of the MP-11 toys so I'm not completely familiar with the transformation yet -- why didn't they use the actual jet piece for the head?
Probably because it would have made for a ginormous conehead. And if they'd shrunk it down to be more proportionate for the robot mode head, then the jet mode would have likely ended up with a humorously dinky nosecone that would have looked far too ridiculously small when compared to the rest of the realistic-looking jet body.
Re: Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images (1848165)
Posted by lowman_x on December 20th, 2016 @ 7:42pm CST
Cyberpath wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
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I would have expected the 2nd season jets to have less "kibble" because the nosecone would actually be used for something in bot mode.. but it's even more prominent.

That huge nosecone sticking between the legs... it's not great.



In the immortal words of Fat Bastard: "Ah've got a turtle head pokin' out! It's all soft and squidgy!"
Re: Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images (1848173)
Posted by william-james88 on December 20th, 2016 @ 8:51pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Cyberpath wrote:I still don't have any of the MP-11 toys so I'm not completely familiar with the transformation yet -- why didn't they use the actual jet piece for the head?
Probably because it would have made for a ginormous conehead. And if they'd shrunk it down to be more proportionate for the robot mode head, then the jet mode would have likely ended up with a humorously dinky nosecone that would have looked far too ridiculously small when compared to the rest of the realistic-looking jet body.


I will forever disagree. The classics toys did something simple but smart which the amsterpiece line could have ameliorated on:

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Transformers Henkei Thrust Gallery

And if it had to be a fake head they could have done a new mold to make a cleaner transformation that hides the nosecone. But no, instead they reused the same scheme from 10 years ago and just stick the nosecone in the back.
Re: Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images (1848174)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 20th, 2016 @ 9:11pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Cyberpath wrote:I still don't have any of the MP-11 toys so I'm not completely familiar with the transformation yet -- why didn't they use the actual jet piece for the head?
Probably because it would have made for a ginormous conehead. And if they'd shrunk it down to be more proportionate for the robot mode head, then the jet mode would have likely ended up with a humorously dinky nosecone that would have looked far too ridiculously small when compared to the rest of the realistic-looking jet body.


I will forever disagree. The classics toys did something simple but smart which the amsterpiece line could have ameliorated on:

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Transformers Henkei Thrust Gallery

And if it had to be a fake head they could have done a new mold to make a cleaner transformation that hides the nosecone. But no, instead they reused the same scheme from 10 years ago and just stick the nosecone in the back.
The nosecone of the Classics Seeker mold is built differently from the nosecone of the MP Seeker mold. The Classics Seeker mold built the robot mode head into the nosecone; the MP Seeker mold did not.
Re: Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images (1848201)
Posted by DetectiveFork on December 20th, 2016 @ 11:09pm CST
I just can't stand the gray patches on the fuselages of both Thrust and Dirge. Ruins the color schemes for me.
Re: Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images (1848348)
Posted by sol magnus on December 21st, 2016 @ 8:24pm CST
Come on, pre-orders! Looks like TFSource had a stealth preorder. ANNNND ordered!
Re: Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images (1848358)
Posted by Dagon on December 21st, 2016 @ 9:15pm CST
sol magnus wrote:Come on, pre-orders! Looks like TFSource had a stealth preorder. ANNNND ordered!



BBTS has it for the same price as TFSource. I put my preorder in at 9 this morning. So excited!
Re: Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images (1848408)
Posted by Dagon on December 22nd, 2016 @ 9:34am CST
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Cyberpath wrote:I still don't have any of the MP-11 toys so I'm not completely familiar with the transformation yet -- why didn't they use the actual jet piece for the head?
Probably because it would have made for a ginormous conehead. And if they'd shrunk it down to be more proportionate for the robot mode head, then the jet mode would have likely ended up with a humorously dinky nosecone that would have looked far too ridiculously small when compared to the rest of the realistic-looking jet body.


I will forever disagree. The classics toys did something simple but smart which the amsterpiece line could have ameliorated on:

Image
Transformers Henkei Thrust Gallery

And if it had to be a fake head they could have done a new mold to make a cleaner transformation that hides the nosecone. But no, instead they reused the same scheme from 10 years ago and just stick the nosecone in the back.


The MP Coneheads are not as bad as you're exaggerating them to be. Yeah, the Classics Coneheads did an interesting thing with the nosecone, but if you're making this big a deal out of a visible nosecone on the MPs, how well would an eternally visible face in jet mode sit with you? And that's just if they maintained the thing from the Classics design. If they made a jet nosecone helmet type thing, the nosecone would be too big and it would look dumb.It also makes the jet mode of the Classics Coneheads look short and, I think, bad.
I've got Ramjet and Thrust, and with exceptionally little effort have managed to position the jet nose in such a way that only by expressly looking to see it is it visible, and even then it's not much. It being black lets it hide itself between Ramjets' thighs, and it is surprisingly unifying visually with the black of Thrusts' chest. I think the visibility is more of an issue on Dirge because the color is grey instead of black, and I'm not sure why the nose doesn't plug in the way it did on the original MP Seeker mold.
Re: Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images (1850675)
Posted by malcontentman on January 5th, 2017 @ 1:14pm CST
I have to say, the official MP Coneheads might be a little polarizing, but I don't think it can be argued that Takara Tomy didn't try to stay faithful to the source material. I personally am a big fan of how Thurst and Dirge Look. Ramjet is still growing on me though. Just feels like something is missing with him.
Re: Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images (1852816)
Posted by Cyberpath on January 17th, 2017 @ 6:40am CST
From Takara:

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Re: Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images (1852828)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 17th, 2017 @ 8:39am CST
Takara has released a pair of new images for their upcoming Masterpiece Dirge figure. The new figure is still based on the original MP-11 seeker mold with new wings and a new head, and can be seen below lined up with the other 2 members of the conehead/1985 seeker gang. Check out the images below, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!

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Re: Masterpiece MP-11ND Dirge New Stock Images (1852837)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on January 17th, 2017 @ 9:36am CST
you never got the first pics of dirge

hes soo fat like the others

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