New Video Review of Masterpiece MP-53 Skids and MP-54 Reboost

New Video Review of Masterpiece MP-53 Skids and MP-54 Reboost

Sunday, December 5th, 2021 4:59pm CST

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Greetings Seibertronians!

The newsest editions to the Masterpiece line are finally making it into the hands of collectors worldwide! Maybe though, you're still on the fence about these new figures. Maybe your fingers are hovering over the buy button but can't quite commit. Maybe, just maybe, a review of these two figures from fellow Seibertron user, and YouTube toy reviewer, Chuckdawg1999, will change your mind!

Let's see what he thinks of this pair:

chuckdawg1999 wrote:The Honda City mold is the BEST Masterpiece figure I've handled in a long, long time. I haven't enjoyed transforming a figure this much since Masterpiece Bumblebee 1.0. If I have to pick one to recommend, Skids is part of the G1 cast so it's a necessity for a Masterpiece shelf. Then again both are very affordable so if you can, both are great additions to any collection.



Has his words swayed you to buy one or both of these figures? Do you already have them?

Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!

Credit(s): Chuckdawg1999 from Seibertron


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Re: New Video Review of Masterpiece MP-53 Skids and MP-54 Reboost (2122564)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 5th, 2021 @ 5:13pm CST
"The BEST MP mold since Bee 1.0."

Indeed. Oh yeah indeed. :BOWDOWN:
Re: New Video Review of Masterpiece MP-53 Skids and MP-54 Reboost (2122571)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on December 5th, 2021 @ 7:30pm CST
Gosh, it's almost like so many MPs since the original MP Bee making RotF Optimus look like a Happy Meal toy in terms of complexity for the sake of looking extra super-duper toony was a mistake!

Still being amused by the fact that we're likely to see Screech, and an RotF Skids-colors redeco of this Skids.
Re: New Video Review of Masterpiece MP-53 Skids and MP-54 Reboost (2122579)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on December 5th, 2021 @ 9:41pm CST
Hot Rod and Ironhide weren't that bad too. Especially Ironhide, with the blast effects it looks like it walked right out of the cartoon.
Re: New Video Review of Masterpiece MP-53 Skids and MP-54 Reboost (2122587)
Posted by primalxconvoy on December 6th, 2021 @ 3:21am CST
For me, these are the best MPs to come out since the awful cartoon bots infested the MP lumber and diluted the true meaning of "MP". I like Reboost more than Skids just due to the "ordinaryness", combined with the detailed paint job and use of chrome, etc.

I have bought all three current Hondas and will happily buy any more iterations of this mold. It's that good. I hope more "proper" MPs are released in the future.

Btw, if possible, could someone take a comparison photo between the official version and one of the 3P versions (especially the police car version) please?

Oh, and it's great to see another HONEST YouTuber and welcomed member of the TF community's video reviews. Long may this continue.
Re: New Video Review of Masterpiece MP-53 Skids and MP-54 Reboost (2122612)
Posted by Big Grim on December 6th, 2021 @ 11:18am CST
primalxconvoy wrote:For me, these are the best MPs to come out since the awful cartoon bots infested the MP lumber and diluted the true meaning of "MP". I hope more "proper" MPs are released in the future.

This is very much in line with how I see the MP line. We need to get away from the smooth, boring cartoon versions of these characters and get em closer to the toy releases or a blend of the two. The lack of detail and the rounded off fingers in particular wind me up something rotten.

Skids is the first MP I've wanted in ages. Why? Because he has the appropriate amount of detail!

~ Grim
Re: New Video Review of Masterpiece MP-53 Skids and MP-54 Reboost (2122617)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 6th, 2021 @ 12:09pm CST
Big Grim wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:For me, these are the best MPs to come out since the awful cartoon bots infested the MP lumber and diluted the true meaning of "MP". I hope more "proper" MPs are released in the future.

This is very much in line with how I see the MP line. We need to get away from the smooth, boring cartoon versions of these characters and get em closer to the toy releases or a blend of the two. The lack of detail and the rounded off fingers in particular wind me up something rotten.

Skids is the first MP I've wanted in ages. Why? Because he has the appropriate amount of detail!

~ Grim


I too, vote for MPs to go old school like Skids and his bros did.
Want a 100% cartoon accurate figure? Easy. Get a non-transformable action figure.
Re: New Video Review of Masterpiece MP-53 Skids and MP-54 Reboost (2122650)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 6th, 2021 @ 3:25pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Big Grim wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:For me, these are the best MPs to come out since the awful cartoon bots infested the MP lumber and diluted the true meaning of "MP". I hope more "proper" MPs are released in the future.

This is very much in line with how I see the MP line. We need to get away from the smooth, boring cartoon versions of these characters and get em closer to the toy releases or a blend of the two. The lack of detail and the rounded off fingers in particular wind me up something rotten.

Skids is the first MP I've wanted in ages. Why? Because he has the appropriate amount of detail!

~ Grim


I too, vote for MPs to go old school like Skids and his bros did.
Want a 100% cartoon accurate figure? Easy. Get a non-transformable action figure.

This^

I've always preferred the older approach, but sadly, unless Skids is a massive seller (I hope he is and the right lessons are learned) Takara will see more money from the cartoon accurate range.

Though I have a feeling that MP Skyfire will only ever be cartoon accurate :lol:
Re: New Video Review of Masterpiece MP-53 Skids and MP-54 Reboost (2122730)
Posted by Big Grim on December 7th, 2021 @ 5:37am CST
ZeroWolf wrote:Though I have a feeling that MP Skyfire will only ever be cartoon accurate :lol:

Sure, that can't be helped! Thing is though, as the Siege showed us, even animation versions of a character can be dripping in detail. :)

~ Grim
Re: New Video Review of Masterpiece MP-53 Skids and MP-54 Reboost (2122734)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 7th, 2021 @ 7:06am CST
Big Grim wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Though I have a feeling that MP Skyfire will only ever be cartoon accurate :lol:

Sure, that can't be helped! Thing is though, as the Siege showed us, even animation versions of a character can be dripping in detail. :)

~ Grim


Moreover, a MP Jetfire can't ever, ever be "toy accurate" for © reasons.
Re: New Video Review of Masterpiece MP-53 Skids and MP-54 Reboost (2122737)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 7th, 2021 @ 7:08am CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Big Grim wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Though I have a feeling that MP Skyfire will only ever be cartoon accurate :lol:

Sure, that can't be helped! Thing is though, as the Siege showed us, even animation versions of a character can be dripping in detail. :)

~ Grim


Moreover, a MP Jetfire can't ever, ever be "toy accurate" for © reasons.

That was more what I was thinking :lol:
Re: New Video Review of Masterpiece MP-53 Skids and MP-54 Reboost (2122791)
Posted by Big Grim on December 7th, 2021 @ 12:14pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Big Grim wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Though I have a feeling that MP Skyfire will only ever be cartoon accurate :lol:

Sure, that can't be helped! Thing is though, as the Siege showed us, even animation versions of a character can be dripping in detail. :)

~ Grim


Moreover, a MP Jetfire can't ever, ever be "toy accurate" for © reasons.

Well, yes. I figured my "Sure, that can't be helped!" kinda covered that. Then again, not everyone has been in the hobby as long as I so maybe shoulda clarified. :D

~ Grim
Re: New Video Review of Masterpiece MP-53 Skids and MP-54 Reboost (2122795)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 7th, 2021 @ 12:27pm CST
One thing to note retarding Sieges detailing on Skyfire, mot everyone liked that, as evidenced across the wfc range, especially with the TFtM characters in Kingdom as opposed to their Kindred spirits in the SS86 line.
Re: New Video Review of Masterpiece MP-53 Skids and MP-54 Reboost (2122868)
Posted by Big Grim on December 8th, 2021 @ 6:34am CST
ZeroWolf wrote:One thing to note retarding Sieges detailing on Skyfire, mot everyone liked that, as evidenced across the wfc range, especially with the TFtM characters in Kingdom as opposed to their Kindred spirits in the SS86 line.

The 86 figures are also super detailed, (owning Scourge, I know this.). What do you mean by detailing in this instance? The horrendous "battle damage" paint apps? If so, fair enough. I'm simply meaning moulded in detail.

~ Grim
Re: New Video Review of Masterpiece MP-53 Skids and MP-54 Reboost (2122871)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 8th, 2021 @ 7:31am CST
I meant the so called 'greebling' which was used to give texture to the plain plastic. If they aim for cartoon accurate they'll stick to undetailed blocks of colour instead of more interesting molded details
Re: New Video Review of Masterpiece MP-53 Skids and MP-54 Reboost (2123021)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 9th, 2021 @ 7:26pm CST
I really can't wait for my Reboost
Re: New Video Review of Masterpiece MP-53 Skids and MP-54 Reboost (2123058)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 10th, 2021 @ 5:06am CST
Turn out my MP Reboost was even cheaper than expected:

Amazon.jp wrote:Item: トランスフォーマー マスターピース MP-52 スタースクリーム Ver.2.0
Quantity: 1
ASIN: B08KJP2N4S
Reason: Export fee reduced

Details of the refund are as follows:

Export Charge: ¥2,835


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