Masterpiece v3 Starscream / Seeker Mold to be Revealed Soon

Masterpiece v3 Starscream / Seeker Mold to be Revealed Soon

Sunday, July 5th, 2020 10:51pm CDT

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Dread it. Run from it. A new Masterpiece seeker mold was going to arrive all the same. And now... it's here. That's right, Takara has now confirmed what we knew was going to happen eventually, they are giving us a new Masterpiece seeker mold. This is after only 3 years since Dirge, the last use of the previous mold, was released (which was also an exclusive, fun times). They did this through a silhouette shot of Starscream on Twitter with the following words regarding today being a special milestone for Transformers in Japan:

Celebration! 35th anniversary of Transformer Japan! / Today's July 6th, 2020 is just the 35th anniversary of the broadcast of "Fight! Ultra Robot Life Transformers" in Japan! Thanks to everyone's support! Thank you very much! We will announce new information in commemoration! Please see the image!


This was brought to our attention by Powered convoy. Maybe you can make out what is new and different from the previous mold. I personally look forward to seeing how the nosecone will be treated since that was always an issue with the previous mold, storing it in the back and not giving us the proper tapered look on the robot mode chest.
Truth be told, with the current MP output, some seekers with the same articulation as the rest of the current MP line could be nice for fans who seek more uniformity. Let us know if you concur and if this excites you or not!

Transformers News: Masterpiece v3 Starscream / Seeker Mold to be Revealed Soon

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Re: Masterpiece v3 Starscream / Seeker Mold to be Revealed Soon (2070595)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on July 5th, 2020 @ 10:59pm CDT
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Re: Masterpiece v3 Starscream / Seeker Mold to be Revealed Soon (2070596)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on July 5th, 2020 @ 10:59pm CDT
Kill it with fire. Bombard them with messages telling them to knock it the smeg off with this garbage. May the computer with the CAD files get blowtorched, fried by lightning, crushed by a road roller, hit by a stray firework, anything.
Re: Masterpiece v3 Starscream / Seeker Mold to be Revealed Soon (2070597)
Posted by Powered Convoy on July 5th, 2020 @ 11:02pm CDT
Proportions look a lot better, particularly the legs. Stabilizers are hidden.
Re: Masterpiece v3 Starscream / Seeker Mold to be Revealed Soon (2070599)
Posted by TheForgottenTaxi on July 5th, 2020 @ 11:11pm CDT
I held out on the Maketoys mold because I knew Takara was going to do this sooner or later. Of course, given Takara's recent output, I'm not at all sure this will be better than Maketoys' offering.
Re: Masterpiece v3 Starscream / Seeker Mold to be Revealed Soon (2070602)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 5th, 2020 @ 11:12pm CDT
Eh... I’m fine with the V2 Seekers, I never had a problem with them. Part of me wants to celebrate this because we’re finally getting Decepticons in an Autobot-laden line, but at the same time, it’s Seekers... I want Insecticons, Reflector, COMBINERS DAMMIT! :BANG_HEAD:

Oh and Jazz, an actual MP Jazz would be ace.
Re: Masterpiece v3 Starscream / Seeker Mold to be Revealed Soon (2070603)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on July 5th, 2020 @ 11:16pm CDT
This needs to die in the cradle. And whoever is in charge of Masterpiece rn needs to be demoted back to bottom rank. A Masterpiece toy of freaking ROTF Wheelie would be a better use of resources than this. :-x
Re: Masterpiece v3 Starscream / Seeker Mold to be Revealed Soon (2070604)
Posted by DeathReviews on July 5th, 2020 @ 11:17pm CDT
Why do they keep reminding us that they couldn't get it right the FIRST time?
Re: Masterpiece v3 Starscream / Seeker Mold to be Revealed Soon (2070605)
Posted by TulioDude on July 5th, 2020 @ 11:23pm CDT
Powered Convoy wrote:TF_PR is the official TakaraTomy Transformers Public Relations Twitter account. Hence the acronym. :)


My bad,didn't bother to use Google Translate.

william-james88 wrote:
TulioDude wrote:In my head,the only thing that makes HasTak question if they wanna commit to new Starscream,is the prospect of the repaints.


Day 188 of waiting for Transformers Armada Masterpiece news.


That means instead of you getting some armada MPs, you get a 3rd seeker mold.


Never give up!It's gonna happen sooner or later!
Re: Masterpiece v3 Starscream / Seeker Mold to be Revealed Soon (2070606)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on July 5th, 2020 @ 11:25pm CDT
Deluge them with messages pointing out that this is an unforgivably unnecessary waste of plastic, metal, and man-hours.
Re: Masterpiece v3 Starscream / Seeker Mold to be Revealed Soon (2070608)
Posted by -WonkoTheSane- on July 5th, 2020 @ 11:39pm CDT
ARGHHHH! I only ever completed half the original seekers and coneheads and now a new mold! #-o
Well, I think everyone knew this was coming eventually anyway.
While the MP-11 mold certainly has some flaws, (floppiness being the biggest one in my experience, Though I've heard this can vary from figure to figure) Also, Not fitting in with the new "Ultra cartoon accurate" MPs (IMO I can't really fault the figure personally for that), I'm not sure I want to go down this particular (And expensive) rabbit hole again. If it's a big enough improvement over MP11, I may bite, But price will also be a factor of course. I wonder if there'll eventually be some sort of coronation gear rerelease, Or if it'll be included the first time. Speaking of which, I wonder how many uses they'll try to get from the mold.
The seekers are a given. The coneheads I'd say are eventually quite likely. Maybe, Though I'd say somewhat unlikely, The Rainmakers also. And last, **Maybe** a ghost starscream.
So. That's ten. Ten uses. Hm.
I can't help but feel this takes away from other possible MPs who haven't been done to death already.
Jazz. Mirage. Trailbreaker. Hoist. Jetfire. Maybe even some of the minibots. The Insecticons. Reflector. Maybe combiners too. And that's just G1!
Could still do more Beast Wars.
Still waiting for that Armada Prime too.
*Sigh* More seekers.
Hrm.
Re: Masterpiece v3 Starscream / Seeker Mold to be Revealed Soon (2070609)
Posted by YRQRM0 on July 5th, 2020 @ 11:40pm CDT
Well, it was inevitable. And from what I hear the V2 seekers were a bit disappointing. But I'll look forward to people selling them off :)
Re: Masterpiece v3 Starscream / Seeker Mold to be Revealed Soon (2070610)
Posted by transformers_va on July 5th, 2020 @ 11:41pm CDT
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Deluge them with messages pointing out that this is an unforgivably unnecessary waste of plastic, metal, and man-hours.
You sound like you're a very angry, little person :lol: hahaha

The silhouette looks great!! The legs look like a vast improvement over the previous version, and the wings look much better :D
Re: Masterpiece v3 Starscream / Seeker Mold to be Revealed Soon (2070611)
Posted by -WonkoTheSane- on July 5th, 2020 @ 11:46pm CDT
-WonkoTheSane- wrote:ARGHHHH! I only ever completed half the original seekers and coneheads and now a new mold! #-o
Well, I think everyone knew this was coming eventually anyway.
While the MP-11 mold certainly has some flaws, (floppiness being the biggest one in my experience, Though I've heard this can vary from figure to figure) Also, Not fitting in with the new "Ultra cartoon accurate" MPs (IMO I can't really fault the figure personally for that), I'm not sure I want to go down this particular (And expensive) rabbit hole again. If it's a big enough improvement over MP11, I may bite, But price will also be a factor of course. I wonder if there'll eventually be some sort of coronation gear rerelease, Or if it'll be included the first time. Speaking of which, I wonder how many uses they'll try to get from the mold.
The seekers are a given. The coneheads I'd say are eventually quite likely. Maybe, Though I'd say somewhat unlikely, The Rainmakers also. And last, **Maybe** a ghost starscream.
So. That's ten. Ten uses. Hm.
I can't help but feel this takes away from other possible MPs who haven't been done to death already.
Jazz. Mirage. Trailbreaker. Hoist. Jetfire. Maybe even some of the minibots. The Insecticons. Reflector. Maybe combiners too. And that's just G1!
Could still do more Beast Wars.
Still waiting for that Armada Prime too.
*Sigh* More seekers.
Hrm.

**Edit** Still need Galvatron and the 86' cast as well. Also Dinobots.
Re: Masterpiece v3 Starscream / Seeker Mold to be Revealed Soon (2070613)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on July 5th, 2020 @ 11:50pm CDT
I reiterate that rehashing the Seekers this time is such unnecessary garbage that even a Masterpiece version of ROTF Wheelie would be a better use of resources.
Re: Masterpiece v3 Starscream / Seeker Mold to be Revealed Soon (2070614)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 5th, 2020 @ 11:52pm CDT
If they perfect the chest transformation and make the overall figure feel a bit more solid and less cheap, I'll be happy.
Re: Masterpiece v3 Starscream / Seeker Mold to be Revealed Soon (2070615)
Posted by Wireless_Phantom on July 5th, 2020 @ 11:56pm CDT
Another day that I'm happy not to be a Masterpiece collector. I wonder what pointless **** they'll include to make the figure 200+ this time.
Re: Masterpiece v3 Starscream / Seeker Mold to be Revealed Soon (2070619)
Posted by Burn on July 6th, 2020 @ 12:08am CDT
Given that, as a collector, I (and no doubt many others) have been priced out of collecting Masterpieces, I'm okay with them rehashing the Seekers.

Just means I won't have to sit in the corner and sulk because I can no longer afford MP's and I have to miss out. So ... yay?
Re: Masterpiece v3 Starscream / Seeker Mold to be Revealed Soon (2070620)
Posted by -WonkoTheSane- on July 6th, 2020 @ 12:13am CDT
Burn wrote:Given that, as a collector, I (and no doubt many others) have been priced out of collecting Masterpieces, I'm okay with them rehashing the Seekers.

Just means I won't have to sit in the corner and sulk because I can no longer afford MP's and I have to miss out. So ... yay?

I agree. I really don't know why I'm complaining, The last MP I bought was MP36. With the price increases (And IMO some iffy design choices) That seemed to me to be a good jumping off point.
Re: Masterpiece v3 Starscream / Seeker Mold to be Revealed Soon (2070621)
Posted by Burn on July 6th, 2020 @ 12:26am CDT
-WonkoTheSane- wrote:
Burn wrote:Given that, as a collector, I (and no doubt many others) have been priced out of collecting Masterpieces, I'm okay with them rehashing the Seekers.

Just means I won't have to sit in the corner and sulk because I can no longer afford MP's and I have to miss out. So ... yay?

I agree. I really don't know why I'm complaining, The last MP I bought was MP36. With the price increases (And IMO some iffy design choices) That seemed to me to be a good jumping off point.

It's not that I wanted to jump off, but when Hound and Arcee come in at almost twice (factor in dollar conversion) what I was paying for other MP's of the same size ... it just becomes ridiculous.
Re: Masterpiece v3 Starscream / Seeker Mold to be Revealed Soon (2070622)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on July 6th, 2020 @ 12:57am CDT
This is one of those cases where I'm glad I didn't give-in to a figure even though it was really tempting... As much as I've wanted an MP Starscream standing next to my Megatron and Soundwave, the overall look of the MP seeker mold just wasn't enough for me to justify the cost. I know it drives some people crazy, but I like figures based on the likeness of the original characters. Imo, the previous seeker mold actually looked almost knock-off-ish, and would've triggered a lot of buyer's remorse.
Assuming This Starscream is more show/cartoon accurate, I'm definitely in.
Which also makes me really glad I've skipped so many figures recently and in the past that I thought were 'mehhh'. Because now, even if it's priced at $200++ I won't hesitate to get it.

I'm in no rush to get the rest of the seekers (including the coneheads), but I hope they continue with more Decepticons in this line. Why not make Reflector or the Insecticons to add some smaller, less expensive 'cons to the MP mix?

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