Masterpiece Star Saber Booklet Cover Unveiled

Transformers News: Masterpiece Star Saber Booklet Cover Unveiled

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 5:35pm CST

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Yesterday, we brought you news that an exclusive English bio was being made for a limited australasian distribution of Takara Masterpiece Star Saber by Hasbro. Now, the same person who wrote the bio, Goktimus Prime, has revealed the cover art for the instruction booklet along with the description of changes the exclusive english booklet will have:

here's what the front cover art of the booklet looks like. This is the original Japanese version, not the adapted version. The main difference with the adapted one is that "Cybertron Commander Starsaber" is replaced with "Autobot Enforcer Star Sabre." And naturally the Japanese text down the bottom is translated to English.


Transformers News: Masterpiece Star Saber Booklet Cover Unveiled

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Re: Masterpiece Star Saber Booklet Cover Unveiled (1646726)
Posted by fenrir72 on February 4th, 2015 @ 6:37pm CST
Seems to be a trend. The manuals and the card no longer present a static engineer's pose but a morre artistic awesome depiction.
Re: Masterpiece Star Saber Booklet Cover Unveiled (1646728)
Posted by Robogeek1973 on February 4th, 2015 @ 6:45pm CST
Wow, that artwork is fantastic!
Re: Masterpiece Star Saber Booklet Cover Unveiled (1646742)
Posted by Super Megatron on February 4th, 2015 @ 7:24pm CST
"Autobot Enforcer"!?!?

Way to neuter a great Autobot leader, Takara Tomy. :roll:
Re: Masterpiece Star Saber Booklet Cover Unveiled (1646744)
Posted by william-james88 on February 4th, 2015 @ 7:25pm CST
Super Megatron wrote:"Autobot Enforcer"!?!?

Way to neuter a great Autobot leader, Takara Tomy. :roll:


Dont know if you read above, but the translation is handled by Hasbro.
Re: Masterpiece Star Saber Booklet Cover Unveiled (1646769)
Posted by Desslok2201 on February 4th, 2015 @ 8:26pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Super Megatron wrote:"Autobot Enforcer"!?!?

Way to neuter a great Autobot leader, Takara Tomy. :roll:


Dont know if you read above, but the translation is handled by Hasbro.

Well, maybe wrong target, but I agree 100% with the sentiment
Re: Masterpiece Star Saber Booklet Cover Unveiled (1646776)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on February 4th, 2015 @ 8:41pm CST
Desslok2201 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Super Megatron wrote:"Autobot Enforcer"!?!?

Way to neuter a great Autobot leader, Takara Tomy. :roll:


Dont know if you read above, but the translation is handled by Hasbro.

Well, maybe wrong target, but I agree 100% with the sentiment
Though it is the logical, perhaps inevitable counterpart to downgrading great Decepticon Leaders to mad scientists. Preventing unstoppably-badass-leader-oversaturation is the minor downside to IDW G1 being awesome enough to include so very much and last so very long.
Re: Masterpiece Star Saber Booklet Cover Unveiled (1646785)
Posted by Desslok2201 on February 4th, 2015 @ 8:59pm CST
Bumblevivisector wrote:
Desslok2201 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Super Megatron wrote:"Autobot Enforcer"!?!?

Way to neuter a great Autobot leader, Takara Tomy. :roll:


Dont know if you read above, but the translation is handled by Hasbro.

Well, maybe wrong target, but I agree 100% with the sentiment
Though it is the logical, perhaps inevitable counterpart to downgrading great Decepticon Leaders to mad scientists. Preventing unstoppably-badass-leader-oversaturation is the minor downside to IDW G1 being awesome enough to include so very much and last so very long.

If that's how you see it, great. I see it as a gross misuse of established and storied characters, stripping them down to something which is at best a parody of itself and at worst the removal of all interesting characteristics. Instead of destroying characters, how about making new ones? Expand the brand instead of destroying it's history. Furman made Xaaron, IDW made Rung, it can be done. Any character could have been created to become the 3rd rate religious zealot that Star Saber was turned into. The greatest swordsman in the universe with an adopted human child was not an Optimus Prime 'clone' as it was put, he was a real character, and a very interesting one. But I guess cannibalism is 'awesome'
Re: Masterpiece Star Saber Booklet Cover Unveiled (1646789)
Posted by william-james88 on February 4th, 2015 @ 9:07pm CST
Desslok2201 wrote: The greatest swordsman in the universe with an adopted human child was not an Optimus Prime 'clone' as it was put, he was a real character, and a very interesting one. I guess cannibalism is 'awesome'


Woah woah, what does Optimus have to do with Lone Wolf and Cub?

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;)
Re: Masterpiece Star Saber Booklet Cover Unveiled (1646790)
Posted by Desslok2201 on February 4th, 2015 @ 9:09pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Desslok2201 wrote: The greatest swordsman in the universe with an adopted human child was not an Optimus Prime 'clone' as it was put, he was a real character, and a very interesting one. I guess cannibalism is 'awesome'


Woah woah, what does Optimus have to do with Lone Wolf and Cub?

Image

;)

Sorry, I totally forgot about Lone Wolf and Cub. Dammit.
Re: Masterpiece Star Saber Booklet Cover Unveiled (1646953)
Posted by sol magnus on February 5th, 2015 @ 8:24am CST
The leaders on the G1 Japanese shows all seemed rather interchangable to me. Maybe that's what he meant by an "Optimus Prime clone".

Now, I'm not saying "go with the IDW version", but to say there's some great characterization for G1 Star Saber would require me to be fluent in Japanese...which I am not. He was just "leader guy with a sword" to me. :roll:

This is partly why I'm not getting him. If I were to pick this one up, it would be strictly in appreciation for the engineering that went into the toy...there is virtually no character for me to be "in touch with". At least with IDW's version, there is a character, even if I don't like the character. It's not enough for me to plunk down damn near 200 for him in any event.

On the other hand, if they made Masterpiece Overlord, I'd get him because of the IDW interpretation.
Re: Masterpiece Star Saber Booklet Cover Unveiled (1648313)
Posted by SkyWarpt on February 8th, 2015 @ 11:13am CST
Okay, I'm sold. Preordered him and even though it's not a TF the Nightmare VF below in my tag pic last night. Is there a pic on how saber scales to rest of MPs?
Re: Masterpiece Star Saber Booklet Cover Unveiled (1648335)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 8th, 2015 @ 11:47am CST
SkyWarpt wrote:Okay, I'm sold. Preordered him and even though it's not a TF the Nightmare VF below in my tag pic last night. Is there a pic on how saber scales to rest of MPs?
He's just a head taller than Ultra Magnus, so about the size of MP-1/MP-2/MP-4, Combiner Wars Superion, Armada Tidal Wave, etc.
Re: Masterpiece Star Saber Booklet Cover Unveiled (1649006)
Posted by Arctorro on February 10th, 2015 @ 5:53am CST
Re: Masterpiece Star Saber Booklet Cover Unveiled (1649007)
Posted by Va'al on February 10th, 2015 @ 5:56am CST
We have seen most of these previously! :D
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... age/31949/
Re: Masterpiece Star Saber Booklet Cover Unveiled (1649011)
Posted by Arctorro on February 10th, 2015 @ 6:08am CST
Va'al wrote:We have seen most of these previously! :D
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... age/31949/
:lol:

I can't keep up with all the different pics he's posted! Linked em all just in case there were new ones there. Besides, its STAR freaken SABER!!! 8-}
Re: Masterpiece Star Saber Booklet Cover Unveiled (1649030)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 10th, 2015 @ 7:50am CST
Va'al wrote:We have seen most of these previously! :D
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... age/31949/
Those aren't the same pics and are a month old. The ones posted above were Tweeted by Yuki-san very recently.
Re: Masterpiece Star Saber Booklet Cover Unveiled (1649038)
Posted by Va'al on February 10th, 2015 @ 8:06am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Va'al wrote:We have seen most of these previously! :D
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... age/31949/
Those aren't the same pics and are a month old. The ones posted above were Tweeted by Yuki-san very recently.


...of the same toy in similar poses from almost identical angles - the only difference being the red shoulder things hinging to reveal yellow panel.

I know how old they are, I linked to the article myself. Despite popular belief, I do possess basic reading skills.

This is really not news, just reiteration to fuel (justified) hype for the figure. ;)^
Re: Masterpiece Star Saber Booklet Cover Unveiled (1649041)
Posted by fenrir72 on February 10th, 2015 @ 8:08am CST
Va'al wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Va'al wrote:We have seen most of these previously! :D
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... age/31949/
Those aren't the same pics and are a month old. The ones posted above were Tweeted by Yuki-san very recently.


..of the same toy in similar poses from almost identical angles - the only difference being the red shoulder things hinging to reveal yellow panel.

This is really not news, just reiteration to fuel (justified) hype for the figure. ;)


D**n TFYuki! Killing us softly! :lol:
Re: Masterpiece Star Saber Booklet Cover Unveiled (1649391)
Posted by sol magnus on February 10th, 2015 @ 10:50pm CST
I guess they really want this one to sell. The promotion is unprecedented from what I've seen, and I suppose there is a necessary quality to it - to get more poll figures like this, the sales would have to justify it for one thing.

Star Saber is not on my list, but damn if it isn't a spectacular toy! I've considered buying it a few times, but I have to stay true to collecting (and wallet) objectives. If not for that, this would be a buy just 'cause. I have no problem believing Takara will do well with it.
Re: Masterpiece Star Saber Booklet Cover Unveiled (1653862)
Posted by shajaki on February 20th, 2015 @ 6:48pm CST
TFyuki is back at it!

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