Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Additional Prototype Images

Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Additional Prototype Images

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 4:44am CDT

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Ready for some more Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber prototype images? Thanks once more to Weibo user 北马伊斯力, we get a look at two pages from the Masterpiece Guide (released today), featuring even more shots of the Autobot leader - and maybe suggesting extra features. Take a look below!

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Additional Prototype Images (1594856)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 30th, 2014 @ 5:02am CDT
@ Saberblade

Brave module is included. Your fears averted.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Additional Prototype Images (1594870)
Posted by Sideshow Sideswipe on July 30th, 2014 @ 7:12am CDT
Never understood the appeal of Star Saber. He's super cool don't get me wrong, and maybe I'll think differently when I see painted prototypes, but I never watched Masterforce so I don't feel any connection to the Saber character.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Additional Prototype Images (1594871)
Posted by mazingaspidey on July 30th, 2014 @ 7:16am CDT
Hmmm doesn't appear to retain the brainmaster feature despite having Saber in the cockpit. That's a bummer... at least I have my original :grin: :grin:
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Additional Prototype Images (1594890)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 30th, 2014 @ 8:50am CDT
fenrir72 wrote:@ Saberblade

Brave module is included. Your fears averted.
:???: :???: :???:

Sideshow Sideswipe wrote:Never understood the appeal of Star Saber. He's super cool don't get me wrong, and maybe I'll think differently when I see painted prototypes, but I never watched Masterforce so I don't feel any connection to the Saber character.
He was in Victory, not Masterforce.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Additional Prototype Images (1594912)
Posted by Super Megatron on July 30th, 2014 @ 9:50am CDT
Sideshow Sideswipe wrote:Never understood the appeal of Star Saber. He's super cool don't get me wrong, and maybe I'll think differently when I see painted prototypes, but I never watched Masterforce so I don't feel any connection to the Saber character.



The appeal to Star Saber is:

1. He's an asskicking no-nonsense swordsman and warrior.
2. He doesn't die every second episode.
3. Aesthetically, he's one of the coolest transformers ever made.
4. Heavily armed gunships is better than a Semi or Winnebago any day, especially in a war.


QED
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Additional Prototype Images (1594915)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on July 30th, 2014 @ 10:00am CDT
fenrir72 wrote:@ Saberblade

Brave module is included. Your fears averted.


Like Powermaster Prime he is a 3-step:

1. Yuuki no Brain (Brain of Courage)
2. Saber
3. Star Saber

I see the Brain in the cockpit, but I can't tell if the gimmick is present.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Additional Prototype Images (1594916)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 30th, 2014 @ 10:09am CDT
Super Megatron wrote:
Sideshow Sideswipe wrote:Never understood the appeal of Star Saber. He's super cool don't get me wrong, and maybe I'll think differently when I see painted prototypes, but I never watched Masterforce so I don't feel any connection to the Saber character.



The appeal to Star Saber is:

1. He's an asskicking no-nonsense swordsman and warrior.
2. He doesn't die every second episode.
3. Aesthetically, he's one of the coolest transformers ever made.
4. Heavily armed gunships is better than a Semi or Winnebago any day, especially in a war.


QED

I too once asked about the appeal of Star Saber as a character:
I get that he looks cool and did some cool things, but what's the appeal of Star Saber, personality-wise? He just seems like an after-school role model who never makes mistakes (and therefore doesn't learn from them) and is practically perfect in every way. Not exactly a three-dimensional guy.

The ending theme even sings about how he never misbehaved as a child. :P

And got the following answers from folks who find him appealing:
He's the only Autobot who's somebody's dad, which is kind of interesting.
Adopted and raised a human child on his own is pretty unique really for an Autobot leader. It just hasn't been developed very deeply in anything I've read. Combine that with him being a tiny bot who expands several times to "Leader" size and there's a lot of potential for him to be cool there. If he showed up in a US book as a non-Villian he could rock.
For me the appeal is the design. A Masterpiece Star Saber (and especially Victory Saber) would really pop on a shelf.
uper bad@$$ best swordsman in the galaxy space hero robot is someone's dad! The first part is the selling point. The second is the texture that gives him some character.
He's a super robot heroic leader. They're not really about depth. You could say the same thing about most versions of Optimus Prime. This character-type gets texture more than depth in kids programming.

here his texture is adoptive father. It's something a least.

I guess the fatherhood aspect really is a big part of his character appeal. Though, this bit of Q&A occurred before he appeared in the IDW comics as a zealot.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Additional Prototype Images (1594920)
Posted by Va'al on July 30th, 2014 @ 10:16am CDT
..in which he is a twisted, religious fanatic, acting as hand for a genocidal maniac (and quite keen on Genocide himself).

So pick your traits, there's enough to please a good part of fandom. :D
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Additional Prototype Images (1594944)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 30th, 2014 @ 11:04am CDT


Haven't even seen what it looks like in goddamn technicolor, and I want it so badly... what's his predicted release date, again?
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Additional Prototype Images (1594956)
Posted by kirbenvost on July 30th, 2014 @ 11:39am CDT
This guy is going to be so epic.

Shut up and take my preorder!
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Additional Prototype Images (1594969)
Posted by guarayakha on July 30th, 2014 @ 12:24pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I guess the fatherhood aspect really is a big part of his character appeal. Though, this bit of Q&A occurred before he appeared in the IDW comics as a zealot.


He has the coolest 1st ep intro in all 3 Japanese g1 cartoon, spaghetti western style :michaelbay:


Also he drinks tea.
Image

nuff' said.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Additional Prototype Images (1594973)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 30th, 2014 @ 12:32pm CDT
guarayakha wrote:He has the coolest 1st ep intro in all 3 Japanese g1 cartoon, spaghetti western style :michaelbay:
That clip was pretty cool... till the characters started talking, which killed it.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Additional Prototype Images (1594974)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 30th, 2014 @ 12:35pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
guarayakha wrote:He has the coolest 1st ep intro in all 3 Japanese g1 cartoon, spaghetti western style :michaelbay:
That clip was pretty cool... till the characters started talking, which killed it.


^ This.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Additional Prototype Images (1594975)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 30th, 2014 @ 12:39pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
guarayakha wrote:He has the coolest 1st ep intro in all 3 Japanese g1 cartoon, spaghetti western style :michaelbay:
That clip was pretty cool... till the characters started talking, which killed it.


^ This.
Hideyuki Tanaka FTW!
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Additional Prototype Images (1594999)
Posted by Darkrenegade1 on July 30th, 2014 @ 1:24pm CDT
I like it, It is quite Gundam like in a way. Although I have never heard of this character until they announced it becoming a masterpiece. I really like the look of this beast. its looks intimidating, in such a way as to say "Do not dare even think of locking in hand to hand combat with me, you would have no chance to survive another day." I could be jumping the gun on that last part. still, I am more than ready for this piece to enter my home. only time will tell when we start seeing painted versions. :BOT:
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Additional Prototype Images (1595002)
Posted by Evil Eye on July 30th, 2014 @ 1:28pm CDT
guarayakha wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I guess the fatherhood aspect really is a big part of his character appeal. Though, this bit of Q&A occurred before he appeared in the IDW comics as a zealot.


He has the coolest 1st ep intro in all 3 Japanese g1 cartoon, spaghetti western style :michaelbay:


Also he drinks tea.
Image

nuff' said.


That was amazing. Aside from the voice acting- I mean, I'd heard the Victory dub was bad, but not THAT bad..
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Additional Prototype Images (1595014)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 30th, 2014 @ 2:17pm CDT
Here are two other clips, this time with the right voices:


Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Additional Prototype Images (1595122)
Posted by Powered Convoy on July 30th, 2014 @ 7:58pm CDT
some hi-res scans, I got my copy in this afternoon.
http://www.allspark.com/content/2014/07 ... ial-guide/

Randy
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Additional Prototype Images (1595165)
Posted by shajaki on July 30th, 2014 @ 10:21pm CDT
thanks for the high res scans!

i may have previously said this figure was looking flat, lacking in detail. but those alt modes look model'esq actually. im quite impressed. i have yet to pass on an MP and i wont be starting with this one!
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Additional Prototype Images (1595204)
Posted by Convoy on July 30th, 2014 @ 11:31pm CDT
fenrir72 wrote:@ Saberblade Brave module is included. Your fears averted.


Sideshow Sideswipe wrote:Never understood the appeal of Star Saber... I never watched Masterforce so I don't feel any connection to the Saber character.



I love it. It reminds me of the time Kirk saved Darth Vader on the Serenity from Dr. Who with a generational Star Gate.


Sabrblade wrote:I too once asked about the appeal of Star Saber as a character.


Isn't that kind of like the Fusion Canon asking about the appeal of Megatron as a character, Sabrblade?


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