More Images and Video Review of Transformers Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple

More Images and Video Review of Transformers Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple

Saturday, February 25th, 2017 10:02am CST

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From fellow Seibertronian Cyberpath, we have a double-feature today focusing on the latest non Beast Wars Masterpiece figure from Takara Tomy Transformers: MP-35 Grapple! We've seen some in-hand images already, but toy blogger Alfes2010 has a batch more, and The Chosen Prime have also uploaded a video review of this Inferno retool with new paint. Check it all out mirrored and embedded below for your viewing convenience.



Transformers News: More Images and Video Review of Transformers Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple

Transformers News: More Images and Video Review of Transformers Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple

Transformers News: More Images and Video Review of Transformers Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple

Transformers News: More Images and Video Review of Transformers Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple

Transformers News: More Images and Video Review of Transformers Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple

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Re: More Images and Video Review of Transformers Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple (1862903)
Posted by william-james88 on February 25th, 2017 @ 1:26pm CST
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He looks more plain than the slice of bread I had this morning.
Re: More Images and Video Review of Transformers Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple (1862906)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on February 25th, 2017 @ 2:06pm CST
10/10 would haul again.
Re: More Images and Video Review of Transformers Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple (1862979)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 25th, 2017 @ 9:01pm CST
william-james88 wrote:He looks more plain than the slice of bread I had this morning.
Heh. Using the other helmet helps to break up the sea of orange.
Re: More Images and Video Review of Transformers Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple (1863073)
Posted by Va'al on February 26th, 2017 @ 8:41am CST
With Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple, instead, Hasbro Asia will be releasing a collectable diecast minifigure of Ultra Magnus, who also already appeared in the MP toyline. You can check out below the image courtesy of site sponsor Robot Kingdom!

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Re: More Images and Video Review of Transformers Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple (1863154)
Posted by Cyberpath on February 26th, 2017 @ 3:29pm CST
The Chosen Prime gallery --

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Evolution --

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Comparison with Inferno --

Re: More Images and Video Review of Transformers Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple (1863184)
Posted by fenrir72 on February 26th, 2017 @ 7:11pm CST
william-james88 wrote:Image

He looks more plain than the slice of bread I had this morning.


You plan on getting him?
Re: More Images and Video Review of Transformers Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple (1863192)
Posted by nycPrime on February 26th, 2017 @ 9:03pm CST
fenrir72 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Image

He looks more plain than the slice of bread I had this morning.


You plan on getting him?

Any chance of getting him now without paying a fortune?
Re: More Images and Video Review of Transformers Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple (1863194)
Posted by william-james88 on February 26th, 2017 @ 9:21pm CST
fenrir72 wrote:You plan on getting him?

I gind these very expensive. I would only get either of them if I could get them for a good price. Like less than $100 shipped.

And he is still available for standard retail prices, you can get him at nippon yassan: https://www.nippon-yasan.com/figures/18 ... apple.html
Re: More Images and Video Review of Transformers Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple (1863207)
Posted by fenrir72 on February 26th, 2017 @ 11:51pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:You plan on getting him?

I gind these very expensive. I would only get either of them if I could get them for a good price. Like less than $100 shipped.

And he is still available for standard retail prices, you can get him at nippon yassan: https://www.nippon-yasan.com/figures/18 ... apple.html


I feel the negativity feedback of the lack of details from Inferno may be holding you back. But don't deprive yourself of the joy of owning him. Remember the negativity on MP-IH? Also, Grapple does have a tad more details than Inferno. ;)^
Re: More Images and Video Review of Transformers Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple (1863240)
Posted by Ironhidensh on February 27th, 2017 @ 7:26am CST
fenrir72 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:You plan on getting him?

I gind these very expensive. I would only get either of them if I could get them for a good price. Like less than $100 shipped.

And he is still available for standard retail prices, you can get him at nippon yassan: https://www.nippon-yasan.com/figures/18 ... apple.html


I feel the negativity feedback of the lack of details from Inferno may be holding you back. But don't deprive yourself of the joy of owning him. Remember the negativity on MP-IH? Also, Grapple does have a tad more details than Inferno. ;)^



Its not so much negativity, but the fact that Inferno and Grapple are not worth paying over 100 bucks for.
Re: More Images and Video Review of Transformers Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple (1863244)
Posted by william-james88 on February 27th, 2017 @ 9:03am CST
fenrir72 wrote:I feel the negativity feedback of the lack of details from Inferno may be holding you back. But don't deprive yourself of the joy of owning him. Remember the negativity on MP-IH? Also, Grapple does have a tad more details than Inferno. ;)^

Its the price that is holding me back. I paid $60 USD for Ironhide. If someone was selling MP Inferno or Grapple for that price, I would buy it. I would be uch more forgiving of the lack of detail and plain-ness if they were $60.
Re: More Images and Video Review of Transformers Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple (1863245)
Posted by fenrir72 on February 27th, 2017 @ 9:15am CST
william-james88 wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:I feel the negativity feedback of the lack of details from Inferno may be holding you back. But don't deprive yourself of the joy of owning him. Remember the negativity on MP-IH? Also, Grapple does have a tad more details than Inferno. ;)^

Its the price that is holding me back. I paid $60 USD for Ironhide. If someone was selling MP Inferno or Grapple for that price, I would buy it.


Based on your previous statement I thought it was the lack of molding details. Anyways, being pragmatic, costs also factors in big time. Trouble is, great molds appreciate too fast in the secondary market and are so gone ,while misses like the Tracks mold drops like a hot potato. (And Mitsubishi must be charging an arm and a leg for the license (and yet I find nary an actual Mitsubishi emblem on Inferno 8-} )

Ironhidensh wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:You plan on getting him?

I gind these very expensive. I would only get either of them if I could get them for a good price. Like less than $100 shipped.

And he is still available for standard retail prices, you can get him at nippon yassan: https://www.nippon-yasan.com/figures/18 ... apple.html


I feel the negativity feedback of the lack of details from Inferno may be holding you back. But don't deprive yourself of the joy of owning him. Remember the negativity on MP-IH? Also, Grapple does have a tad more details than Inferno. ;)^



Its not so much negativity, but the fact that Inferno and Grapple are not worth paying over 100 bucks for.


I hear you too IHD. But on your side of the fence, I don't think it's the cost issues that bothers you but more on the "zing" of the figure. I'm also a bit like you with regards to Beastwars (though I did get the recent MP Munky and haven't regretted the decision). Though you have to admit, when it came to the IH mold, it did impressed you eventually.
Re: More Images and Video Review of Transformers Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple (1863248)
Posted by william-james88 on February 27th, 2017 @ 9:55am CST
fenrir72 wrote:Based on your previous statement I thought it was the lack of molding details. Anyways, being pragmatic, costs also factors in big time. Trouble is, great molds appreciate too fast in the secondary market and are so gone ,while misses like the Tracks mold drops like a hot potato. (And Mitsubishi must be charging an arm and a leg for the license (and yet I find nary an actual Mitsubishi emblem on Inferno 8-} )

The lack of detail is just a very easy visual factor t point out when showing the contrast behind the price and what you are getting for it. Ironhide was 7000 yen (while inferno is 11000) and while both dont have the most of detail, I am more forgiving of ironhide especially with the ton of accessories. Of all the MPs so far, I would say Ironhide has the best value.

Now for the secondary market, things are changing. Takara and Hasbro have started reissuing plenty. MP 10 and Soundwave are good examples, but there is also wheeljack and magnus. If these sell out before I have a chance of getting them for a decent price, then I can always wait for a rerelease. Development cost is high so Takara is bound to rerelease them and i can wait. Plus as I wait, you will have people liquidating their collections and I really dont mind getting a second hand MP toy, especially when most collectors just pose them like statues.

So I have plenty of options in the long run and I am waiting this guy out.
Re: More Images and Video Review of Transformers Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple (1863257)
Posted by Ironhidensh on February 27th, 2017 @ 11:36am CST
Ironhide did eventually grow on me. Inferno still hasnt, and I'll let you know about grapple in a couple hours.
Re: More Images and Video Review of Transformers Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple (1863274)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on February 27th, 2017 @ 2:19pm CST
Ironhidensh wrote:Ironhide did eventually grow on me. Inferno still hasnt, and I'll let you know about grapple in a couple hours.

plz do
Re: More Images and Video Review of Transformers Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple (1863275)
Posted by Ironhidensh on February 27th, 2017 @ 2:25pm CST
On today's episode of "Ironhidensh makes no goddamn sense at all", I still hate Inferno, but I'm really digging on Grapple. Not sure why, but there you go.
Re: More Images and Video Review of Transformers Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple (1863279)
Posted by william-james88 on February 27th, 2017 @ 2:38pm CST
Ironhidensh wrote:On today's episode of "Ironhidensh makes no goddamn sense at all", I still hate Inferno, but I'm really digging on Grapple. Not sure why, but there you go.

I am surprised you spent the big bucks to get these two. They are just too much for me (as was Magnus).
Re: More Images and Video Review of Transformers Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple (1863296)
Posted by Ironhidensh on February 27th, 2017 @ 4:03pm CST
I only got Inferno after reading positive review after positive review. I figured that many people couldn't be wrong. What I've come to realize, is that most of those (most, not all) reviews come from people who are not very big fans of the 3rd party market. Ignoring the superior 3rd party offerings, Inferno is amazing. Its all perspective.

With Grapple, I preordered when they first became available, just in case, and decided to stick with it. I've heard MMC's Grapple didn't come out as well as Inferno, so there we are.
Re: More Images and Video Review of Transformers Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple (1863321)
Posted by fenrir72 on February 27th, 2017 @ 6:29pm CST
Ironhidensh wrote:On today's episode of "Ironhidensh makes no goddamn sense at all", I still hate Inferno, but I'm really digging on Grapple. Not sure why, but there you go.


It's the "zing"! :lol:

That and Grapple has those disc thingies on his shoulders and the extra grooves on his shins.
Re: More Images and Video Review of Transformers Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple (1863933)
Posted by Oberon22 on March 2nd, 2017 @ 12:12pm CST
I like both Grapple and Inferno and have ordered Artfire too. I probably won't be ordering Hauler though. The figures are incredible. The only thing that is really disappointing to me is the lack of back lights on the vehicles and lack of rear view mirrors. More chrome would have been cool too.

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