Masterpiece MP12's Identity Revealed... Sideswipe!

Masterpiece MP12's Identity Revealed... Sideswipe!

Monday, March 12th, 2012 2:53am CDT

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New from Cybertron Con 2012 in Singapore - Hot on the heels of images of MP11 and MP11S comes the announcement of TakaraTomy's next Masterpiece figure - Lambor; or as he's known to english-speakers - Sideswipe!

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As we learn more from our news staff attending, we will be sure to keep you informed!

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This article was last modified on Monday, March 12th, 2012 2:04pm CDT

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Re: Masterpiece MP12's Identity Revealed... Sideswipe! (1357507)
Posted by Dead Metal on March 12th, 2012 @ 2:54am CDT
WTF?
Now that's a huge surprise, especially since I thought the next one was Soundwave. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Masterpiece MP12's Identity Revealed... Sideswipe! (1357508)
Posted by DISCHARGE on March 12th, 2012 @ 2:54am CDT
That will be awesome, and a nice change of pace.
Re: Masterpiece MP12's Identity Revealed... Sideswipe! (1357509)
Posted by Screamfleet on March 12th, 2012 @ 2:56am CDT
feels like a curveball for sure. I hope doing an autobot means the next one is a decepticon.
Re: Masterpiece MP12's Identity Revealed... Sideswipe! (1357510)
Posted by alldarker on March 12th, 2012 @ 3:03am CDT
Ohhh, Sideswipe, that's pretty cool. So, what scale will he be? I'm guesing around Alternators size, But he'll need to be even smaller (Classics / RtS / Generations car scale or Alternity scale), if he's going to be in scale with MP-10, right? I wonder if they are letting comparable scales go again?

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Re: Masterpiece MP12's Identity Revealed... Sideswipe! (1357511)
Posted by kirbenvost on March 12th, 2012 @ 3:06am CDT
It's not entirely unwelcome, but kind of wtf. A little annoying because we already have Binaltech Lambor. I would've liked to see a character we haven't had on a large scale yet, like Soundwave or Galvatron. Still, I'm interested. Surprised Lamborghini will let them do it.
Re: Masterpiece MP12's Identity Revealed... Sideswipe! (1357512)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on March 12th, 2012 @ 3:10am CDT
kirbenvost wrote:Still, I'm interested. Surprised Lamborghini will let them do it.


My thoughts exactly. Then again, what does the (Japanese) law say about car models that have been taken out of production, like the Countach?
Re: Masterpiece MP12's Identity Revealed... Sideswipe! (1357513)
Posted by Hero on March 12th, 2012 @ 3:14am CDT
Wow, for real? This is crazy. Sideswipe is my favorite Transformer but I never thought I would see the day they made him a figure for the Masterpiece line. I feel like this awesome news is somehow the universe making it up to me in karma for the disaster of an ending that Mass Effect 3 was.
Re: Masterpiece MP12's Identity Revealed... Sideswipe! (1357514)
Posted by kirbenvost on March 12th, 2012 @ 3:15am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:Still, I'm interested. Surprised Lamborghini will let them do it.


My thoughts exactly. Then again, what does the (Japanese) law say about car models that have been taken out of production, like the Countach?

I don't know, it would be interesting to know. I imagine a company like that would be very aggressive in protecting their property though.
Re: Masterpiece MP12's Identity Revealed... Sideswipe! (1357516)
Posted by CBratetron on March 12th, 2012 @ 3:22am CDT
I was expecting Soundwave too.
But now that I see it's an Autobot, I'd have preferred one of the Jazz mould Autobots, I think Prowl would've been nicer.
Re: Masterpiece MP12's Identity Revealed... Sideswipe! (1357518)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on March 12th, 2012 @ 3:43am CDT
Unexpected, but cool nonetheless! Five bucks says he'll have his piledriver hands, or the one he had in Fire on the Mountain. ;)
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Re: Masterpiece MP12's Identity Revealed... Sideswipe! (1357520)
Posted by robotmel on March 12th, 2012 @ 3:49am CDT
:D
Yes please Hasbro!!!!!!
Re: Masterpiece MP12's Identity Revealed... Sideswipe! (1357525)
Posted by horus on March 12th, 2012 @ 4:00am CDT
Also, according to Robotkingdom on facebook, they're looking into making MP Soundwave and to release Fortress Maximus on the 30th Aniversary:

Possible upcoming takara items
Takara crew that they will look into masterpiece Soundwave!
Also, possible encore Fortress Maximus during 30th anniversary !!!!!!!!!!!! Even tough they can't ganrantee, but still deeply looking forward to those 2 items !


source: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Robotking ... 7899870600
Re: Masterpiece MP12's Identity Revealed... Sideswipe! (1357527)
Posted by DevastaTTor on March 12th, 2012 @ 4:09am CDT
I'm cool with this if the scale is right with MP-10. If in the right scale, hopefully he'll be a little smaller and cheaper, making it less painful to buy 2-3 of this mold.

However I fear he'll be expensive to cover Lamborghini's licensing fees.
Re: Masterpiece MP12's Identity Revealed... Sideswipe! (1357528)
Posted by Geekee1 on March 12th, 2012 @ 4:16am CDT
Oooo, yes please. 8)
Re: Masterpiece MP12's Identity Revealed... Sideswipe! (1357530)
Posted by Trikeboy on March 12th, 2012 @ 4:24am CDT
SIDESWIPE!!!! How the heck is Sideswipe worthy of a Masterpiece toy ahead of Galvatron? What about the Masterpiece Huffer that was shown in the Generations 2011 book, was that rejected over Sideswipe and Sunstorm? Well, at least it the next one isn't Megatron 2.0 I suppose.



Edit: On second thought, if made cheaper since it will be a smaller product they may be able to fund more Masterpiece toys but doing characters such as Sideswipe and Huffer. I wouldn't but them if they were over $100 though. $60 maybe but any more and I would think twice.
Re: Masterpiece MP12's Identity Revealed... Sideswipe! (1357532)
Posted by Trikeboy on March 12th, 2012 @ 4:26am CDT
double post, please delete
Re: Masterpiece MP12's Identity Revealed... Sideswipe! (1357533)
Posted by Psychout on March 12th, 2012 @ 4:27am CDT
Think about it guys - its the repaint value that counts here. The just released Rodimus that has maybe 1? repaint in him, so they need a generic to make more capital before we can have a specialist such as Soundwave/Shockwave/Galvatron. Besides, we are a bit short on Autobot MP's after all the bloody seekers they have released.

Assuming this will be re-tooled for Sunstreaker later on (as well as Wildrider/Dead End/Battlechargers/limited black repaints/generic Autobot soldier #4) if they do a Punch/Counterpunch version of this ill be selling my house and buying four.


edit: And of course Red Alert
Re: Masterpiece MP12's Identity Revealed... Sideswipe! (1357551)
Posted by Down_Shift on March 12th, 2012 @ 5:48am CDT
I would imagine TT&H will have to pay a pretty hefty royalty fee just the the Lamborghini logo alone.

Now, onto the matter at hand. Sideswipe was my FAVORITE when I was young, and still might be to this day. I remember how absolutely jacked I got when they first teased us at Botcon 07 that we would get Sideswipe & Sunstreaker... then sadly I was super let down when he was released because he wasn't as perfect as they concept art (Octane knows that feeling too, I'm sure) so I can't help but feel that a MP Lambor/Sideswipe will have everything I want in a, well, MP Lambor/Sideswipe.

Won't lie though, I was really hoping for a MP Galvatron.

Oh well, with this announcement and the fact that so many WFC/FOC characters will be making it into the Generations line I'm 100% sure we'll get our WFC Sideswipe now!
Re: Masterpiece MP12's Identity Revealed... Sideswipe! (1357554)
Posted by tf459 on March 12th, 2012 @ 6:37am CDT
I'm am so happy that this is coming out and I'm hoping he drops in September. With this release now it seems anyone is masterpiecire worthy like wheeljack or ironhide.
Re: Masterpiece MP12's Identity Revealed... Sideswipe! (1357561)
Posted by Mykltron on March 12th, 2012 @ 7:21am CDT
I just can't get past the WTF factor. If he's small enough to fit in with MP-10 then he'd better be a damned site cheaper. Like half price. If he's scaled with MP-01 then he'll replace the Bin/Alt version and that will annoy me and he'd still better be a damned site cheaper than recent releases. Why aren't they giving us Galvatron and Soundwave?

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