Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust Full Colour Images

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust Full Colour Images

Monday, September 8th, 2014 12:05pm CDT

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The second piece of technicolour news from our site sponsor Kapow! Toys is for another Takara Tomy Masterpiece Transformer: MP-23 Smokey McWheelPants Marlboor Wheeljack Exhaust, the extensive redeco and remold of MP-20 Wheeljack. Mirrored images below, including a nice closeup of the head sculpt!

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust Full Colour Images

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust Full Colour Images

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust Full Colour Images

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust Full Colour Images

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust Full Colour Images

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This article was last modified on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 2:42pm CDT


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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust Full Colour Images (1604929)
Posted by shajaki on September 8th, 2014 @ 12:15pm CDT
i F'ing love that head sculpt. bravo takara :APPLAUSE:
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust Full Colour Images (1604937)
Posted by Moonshot on September 8th, 2014 @ 12:42pm CDT
Although I don't collect masterpiece figures, this one is really sweet. I agree that head is great and the 2 shoulder launchers helps set him apart from Wheeljack.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust Full Colour Images (1604938)
Posted by RhA on September 8th, 2014 @ 12:43pm CDT
Oh my god, it's full of stars!
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust Full Colour Images (1604940)
Posted by Optimizzy on September 8th, 2014 @ 12:49pm CDT
Im totally unfamiliar with this character.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust Full Colour Images (1604941)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 8th, 2014 @ 12:59pm CDT
Optimizzy wrote:Im totally unfamiliar with this character.
Cuz it's a brand new character never been given a TF toy until now.

The deco and remolding, however, are based on a variant of the Diaclone toy that would become G1 Wheeljack. A variant that had a different head and with colors and endorsement decals that promoted Malboro cigarettes, but with the word intentionally misspelled as "Marlboor". Hence, the figure was referred by fans as "Marlboor Wheeljack" for years until this toy finally gave it an official TF name.

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust Full Colour Images (1604948)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on September 8th, 2014 @ 1:21pm CDT
Thanks to MP Exhaust, all Transformers can enjoy the great taste of Marlboor (totally not Marlboro). Cigarettes for everyone!


(Kids, do no smoke!)
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust Full Colour Images (1604951)
Posted by Va'al on September 8th, 2014 @ 1:34pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:Thanks to MP Exhaust, all Transformers can enjoy the great taste of Marlboor (totally not Marlboro). Cigarettes for everyone!


(Kids, do no smoke!)


Not sure if I'm the first one to notice, I'm sure I'm not, but the sponsor logo on the front spoiler does not say Good Year.

It says Good Flavor.



(Seriously, don't smoke, kids!)
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust Full Colour Images (1604955)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on September 8th, 2014 @ 1:49pm CDT
Va'al wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:Thanks to MP Exhaust, all Transformers can enjoy the great taste of Marlboor (totally not Marlboro). Cigarettes for everyone!


(Kids, do no smoke!)


Not sure if I'm the first one to notice, I'm sure I'm not, but the sponsor logo on the front spoiler does not say Good Year.

It says Good Flavor.



(Seriously, don't smoke, kids!)


"Year, 1945, Exhaust is awarded the key to Iacon, by the Cybertronian senate for spreading the joys of shmoking to people of all walks of life. 9 in 10 mnemosurgeons recommend Marlboor; mmm "healthy" *cough*. So what does the future hold for Exhaust, who knows, but you can find him anytime in Kaon as both a spokesman and as a huge fan of the gladiatorial games! The smart money's on that plucky young go-getter Megatron.

(Kids do not smoke seriously now, it's a bad idea.)
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust Full Colour Images (1604988)
Posted by Optimizzy on September 8th, 2014 @ 3:56pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Optimizzy wrote:Im totally unfamiliar with this character.
Cuz it's a brand new character never been given a TF toy until now.

The deco and remolding, however, are based on a variant of the Diaclone toy that would become G1 Wheeljack. A variant that had a different head and with colors and endorsement decals that promoted Malboro cigarettes, but with the word intentionally misspelled as "Marlboor". Hence, the figure was referred by fans as "Marlboor Wheeljack" for years until this toy finally gave it an official TF name.

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ugh. I really don't know whats more irritating: A marlboor wheeljack turned into a new character that nobody really asked for turned into a masterpiece or that many of you seem excited.

Don't take it personal please, to each his own, but I get irritated at the "quick buck" mentality sometimes. Acid Rain and Sunstorm masterpieces are examples of that to me. Same with this. I expect "one of a kind" quality with masterpiece and it just seems like a more expensive version of everything else.

forgive me. in a bad mood. :-x
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust Full Colour Images (1604991)
Posted by datguy86 on September 8th, 2014 @ 4:21pm CDT
Optimizzy wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Optimizzy wrote:Im totally unfamiliar with this character.
Cuz it's a brand new character never been given a TF toy until now.

The deco and remolding, however, are based on a variant of the Diaclone toy that would become G1 Wheeljack. A variant that had a different head and with colors and endorsement decals that promoted Malboro cigarettes, but with the word intentionally misspelled as "Marlboor". Hence, the figure was referred by fans as "Marlboor Wheeljack" for years until this toy finally gave it an official TF name.

Image
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ugh. I really don't know whats more irritating: A marlboor wheeljack turned into a new character that nobody really asked for turned into a masterpiece or that many of you seem excited.

Don't take it personal please, to each his own, but I get irritated at the "quick buck" mentality sometimes. Acid Rain and Sunstorm masterpieces are examples of that to me. Same with this. I expect "one of a kind" quality with masterpiece and it just seems like a more expensive version of everything else.

forgive me. in a bad mood. :-x


Problem is, the uses for a Wheeljack MP mold are severely limited. You got Wheeljack, Smoke-Filled Delicious Wheeljack aka Exhaust, and Slicer. That "quick buck" mentality is what is going to pay for the extremely one-off MP Sunstreaker (hopefully) down the road. Because guess who Sunstreaker gets a redeco as? No one.

Hopefully Takara will prove me wrong and do a Diaclone Sunstreaker version named Nemo. :lol:
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust Full Colour Images (1605000)
Posted by shajaki on September 8th, 2014 @ 5:04pm CDT
Optimizzy wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Optimizzy wrote:Im totally unfamiliar with this character.
Cuz it's a brand new character never been given a TF toy until now.

The deco and remolding, however, are based on a variant of the Diaclone toy that would become G1 Wheeljack. A variant that had a different head and with colors and endorsement decals that promoted Malboro cigarettes, but with the word intentionally misspelled as "Marlboor". Hence, the figure was referred by fans as "Marlboor Wheeljack" for years until this toy finally gave it an official TF name.
ugh. I really don't know whats more irritating: A marlboor wheeljack turned into a new character that nobody really asked for turned into a masterpiece or that many of you seem excited.

Don't take it personal please, to each his own, but I get irritated at the "quick buck" mentality sometimes. Acid Rain and Sunstorm masterpieces are examples of that to me. Same with this. I expect "one of a kind" quality with masterpiece and it just seems like a more expensive version of everything else.

forgive me. in a bad mood. :-x
isnt this even i higher level of "one of a kind"? not only are we getting MP G1 cars, but we're getting versions of them that were the original inspirations for them. thats pretty special to me. and i bet theres enough diaclone fans, MP completists, and maybe even average fans that will like this enough to make it sell.

i feel they wanted to get this mold out here, and fast. because WJ's not even released yet and we have his repaint already solicited. and i think theyre just stalling for the one we really want, which will knock the wind out of MP20's sails: MP20A. ill bet my next cheque that they make a cartoon (or "anime") accurate MP20, but they cant even hint at that yet otherwise who would buy MP20?

whats my basis for this theory? bluestreak, silverstreak, and the possible blue bluestreak (diaclone). which seems a lot more likely now that we see exhaust am i right?
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust Full Colour Images (1605005)
Posted by Convoy on September 8th, 2014 @ 5:24pm CDT
Wasn't this the one MP mold they didn't have to worry about a redeco for? (I mean, for which they didn't have to worry about a redeco?) Maybe they didn't have to worry this time because they had it planned?
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust Full Colour Images (1605009)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on September 8th, 2014 @ 5:33pm CDT
Convoy wrote:Wasn't this the one MP mold they didn't have to worry about a redeco for? (I mean, for which they didn't have to worry about a redeco?) Maybe they didn't have to worry this time because they had it planned?


It's indeed the Wheeljack mold. And all of the primary retools were planned from the start I think. The likes of Sunstorm, Tigertrack and G2 Lambor can be considered "gambles": options kept open for a later date. Given Exhaust's obscurity, he could have been a gamble, but with the success of the line TakaraTomy probably felt confident enough to include him in the main line and not as a limited exclusive. What also helped that decision is that G1 mold was only used once and that the original toolings are confirmed lost so a proper reissue is out of the question.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust Full Colour Images (1605010)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 8th, 2014 @ 5:34pm CDT
Convoy wrote:Wasn't this the one MP mold they didn't have to worry about a redeco for? (I mean, for which they didn't have to worry about a redeco?) Maybe they didn't have to worry this time because they had it planned?
I guess that the didn't have to plan for a reuse of this mold but are still doing so anyway is a sign of their confidence in this mold's upcoming success.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust Full Colour Images (1605014)
Posted by Rogueknight on September 8th, 2014 @ 5:59pm CDT
I WANT MY SLICER!!! please... even though smoking is cool, I want the REAL original repaint...

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:G1_Slicer_toy.jpg
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust Full Colour Images (1605019)
Posted by megatronus on September 8th, 2014 @ 6:30pm CDT
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust Full Colour Images (1605039)
Posted by shajaki on September 8th, 2014 @ 9:39pm CDT
megatronus wrote:Image
*literally laughed out loud*
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust Full Colour Images (1605048)
Posted by K2vox on September 8th, 2014 @ 11:04pm CDT
If you guys are complaining about this, then I doubt we'll ever see a MP Mirage
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust Full Colour Images (1605052)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on September 8th, 2014 @ 11:24pm CDT
To the occasional complaints about this remold being too much of a cheap, unwarranted cash-in, I have but one question:

Am I the only one who looked into this new visor and immediately saw the potential for the coolest black-repaint ever?

Namely, 2016's Joe/TF crossover: Masterpiece Snake-Eyes!

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...

...

...and if they gave him a sword, that'd be cool for Slicer right?

Okay, nevermind...
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust Full Colour Images (1605060)
Posted by Va'al on September 9th, 2014 @ 1:50am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Convoy wrote:Wasn't this the one MP mold they didn't have to worry about a redeco for? (I mean, for which they didn't have to worry about a redeco?) Maybe they didn't have to worry this time because they had it planned?


It's indeed the Wheeljack mold. And all of the primary retools were planned from the start I think. The likes of Sunstorm, Tigertrack and G2 Lambor can be considered "gambles": options kept open for a later date. Given Exhaust's obscurity, he could have been a gamble, but with the success of the line TakaraTomy probably felt confident enough to include him in the main line and not as a limited exclusive. What also helped that decision is that G1 mold was only used once and that the original toolings are confirmed lost so a proper reissue is out of the question.


I think the biggest part that proves all of the above is the ID for the figure: it's not MP-20E or S, it's a straight-up number following Bumblebee (21) ad Ultra Magnus (22). So remold, yes. 'Variant', no. :D

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