Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Line Awarded Long Life Design Award 2016

Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Line Awarded Long Life Design Award 2016

Friday, October 28th, 2016 5:19am CDT

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Fellow Seibertronian Cyberpath has spotted a new tweet from TF_pr, proudly tootin their own horn as the Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece toy line has been awarded the Long Life Design 2016 prize, by Japanese Good Design Award (more info on it here)! The official press release includes a history of the 2003 MP-1 Optimus Prime figure, some more info on the transition from G1 to Masterpiece, a plug for MP32 Optimus Primal, a spotlight on designer Hironoshi Kobayashi, and more. Check it out here!

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Line Awarded Long Life Design Award 2016

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Line Awarded Long Life Design Award 2016 (1837365)
Posted by steve2275 on October 28th, 2016 @ 5:32am CDT
way ta go
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Line Awarded Long Life Design Award 2016 (1837385)
Posted by Alpha Dominus on October 28th, 2016 @ 8:33am CDT
Congrats to the design team at Takara Tomy! The standards they established have helped set the bar for official and third party to live up to. (Now if they could just figure out a way to satiate the fans evenly with those darn color schemes.)
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Line Awarded Long Life Design Award 2016 (1837391)
Posted by galvatron00 on October 28th, 2016 @ 8:55am CDT
That's pretty cool!! Why does it say "Bump of Chicken" in the first page of the .PDF though?! WHO IS THE BUMP OF CHICKEN MP?! :lol:

I'm also a fan of the thread name change. Good jorb ;)^
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Line Awarded Long Life Design Award 2016 (1837393)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on October 28th, 2016 @ 9:08am CDT
itscramtastic wrote:That's pretty cool!! Why does it say "Bump of Chicken" in the first page of the .PDF though?! WHO IS THE BUMP OF CHICKEN MP?! :lol:

I'm also a fan of the thread name change. Good jorb ;)^

which one of em is a chicken
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Line Awarded Long Life Design Award 2016 (1837421)
Posted by datguy86 on October 28th, 2016 @ 10:57am CDT
Bumblebee21 wrote:
itscramtastic wrote:That's pretty cool!! Why does it say "Bump of Chicken" in the first page of the .PDF though?! WHO IS THE BUMP OF CHICKEN MP?! :lol:

I'm also a fan of the thread name change. Good jorb ;)^

which one of em is a chicken


Bump of Chicken is a Japanese band. They did music for Final Fantasy Type-0, and the legal dispute over regional use of it is one of the reasons North America didn't see a version until the PS4/Xbone release.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Line Awarded Long Life Design Award 2016 (1837432)
Posted by galvatron00 on October 28th, 2016 @ 12:37pm CDT
datguy86 wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:
itscramtastic wrote:That's pretty cool!! Why does it say "Bump of Chicken" in the first page of the .PDF though?! WHO IS THE BUMP OF CHICKEN MP?! :lol:

I'm also a fan of the thread name change. Good jorb ;)^
which one of em is a chicken
Bump of Chicken is a Japanese band. They did music for Final Fantasy Type-0, and the legal dispute over regional use of it is one of the reasons North America didn't see a version until the PS4/Xbone release.
Thank you for dat clarification guy ;)^ I just thought it was a random crazy translation thing, and I'm still not sure why it's in the article that I can't read otherwise :lol:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Line Awarded Long Life Design Award 2016 (1837433)
Posted by datguy86 on October 28th, 2016 @ 12:44pm CDT
itscramtastic wrote:
datguy86 wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:
itscramtastic wrote:That's pretty cool!! Why does it say "Bump of Chicken" in the first page of the .PDF though?! WHO IS THE BUMP OF CHICKEN MP?! :lol:

I'm also a fan of the thread name change. Good jorb ;)^
which one of em is a chicken
Bump of Chicken is a Japanese band. They did music for Final Fantasy Type-0, and the legal dispute over regional use of it is one of the reasons North America didn't see a version until the PS4/Xbone release.
Thank you for dat clarification guy ;)^ I just thought it was a random crazy translation thing, and I'm still not sure why it's in the article that I can't read otherwise :lol:


I love puns! Thank you.

Looks like the band are fans of the Transformer brand, and are either presenting the award or performing during the show. My Japanese is terrible, though; so please take with a grain of salt.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Line Awarded Long Life Design Award 2016 (1837536)
Posted by padfoo on October 28th, 2016 @ 7:54pm CDT
Way to go, totally deserving!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Line Awarded Long Life Design Award 2016 (1837761)
Posted by Cyberpath on October 30th, 2016 @ 3:13am CDT
Where was this little trick when they were creating MP Starscream (or almost any other Starscream figure)? :shock:

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Line Awarded Long Life Design Award 2016 (1837775)
Posted by Kurona on October 30th, 2016 @ 7:54am CDT
Cyberpath wrote:Where was this little trick when they were creating MP Starscream (or almost any other Starscream figure)? :shock:

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And I adore how they were still able to make a Titan Master cockpit fit in there. It's really good design and engineering.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Line Awarded Long Life Design Award 2016 (1868354)
Posted by Cyberpath on March 22nd, 2017 @ 10:01am CDT
The remaining Autobots (up to Rebirth/Headmasters); felt like seeing who's left. Naturally not everyone will be made.

I would guess that Jazz is probably the most wanted?

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I don't think I have space for more, but an MP Hoist would sure go well with MP Grapple and UW Devastator. ;)

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Line Awarded Long Life Design Award 2016 (1868363)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on March 22nd, 2017 @ 10:17am CDT
didnt even know this thread existed

but on the tfw threads tcracker has listed off some intresting things coming
he said that theres an mp galvatron coming
mp-39 is dinobot
mp-40 is supposed to be jazz or hound
and the supposeded big g1 character coming is gonna be someone out of left field
thats all for now.
take these as rumors :-$ :-$
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Line Awarded Long Life Design Award 2016 (1868364)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 22nd, 2017 @ 10:18am CDT
We do at least know for sure that Dinobot is coming (finally!).
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Line Awarded Long Life Design Award 2016 (1868387)
Posted by steals_your_goats on March 22nd, 2017 @ 11:37am CDT
I heard that an MP Jetfire is in the works
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Line Awarded Long Life Design Award 2016 (1868388)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on March 22nd, 2017 @ 11:39am CDT
steals_your_goats wrote:I heard that an MP Jetfire is in the works

he does seem out of left field so maybe the rumor will be true
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Line Awarded Long Life Design Award 2016 (1868407)
Posted by Ironhidensh on March 22nd, 2017 @ 12:17pm CDT
steals_your_goats wrote:I heard that an MP Jetfire is in the works

You might just be hearing about the coming Fanstoys Phenix.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Line Awarded Long Life Design Award 2016 (1868408)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on March 22nd, 2017 @ 12:19pm CDT
Ironhidensh wrote:
steals_your_goats wrote:I heard that an MP Jetfire is in the works

You might just be hearing about the coming Fanstoys Phenix.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

also in the second pic cyberpath posted theres a pic of hauler
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Line Awarded Long Life Design Award 2016 (1868411)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on March 22nd, 2017 @ 12:27pm CDT
Ironhidensh wrote:
steals_your_goats wrote:I heard that an MP Jetfire is in the works

You might just be hearing about the coming Fanstoys Phenix.


An MP Jetfire could go one of two ways:

1) Bandai will have a hissy-fit and stop its development.
2) It will be based on the cartoon Skyfire design
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Line Awarded Long Life Design Award 2016 (1868426)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 22nd, 2017 @ 2:13pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Ironhidensh wrote:
steals_your_goats wrote:I heard that an MP Jetfire is in the works

You might just be hearing about the coming Fanstoys Phenix.


An MP Jetfire could go one of two ways:

1) Bandai will have a hissy-fit and stop its development.
2) It will be based on the cartoon Skyfire design
Why wouldn't it automatically be Option 2?

And wouldn't it be Harmony Gold, rather than Bandai, who'd throw the hissy fit since it was Harmony Gold who threw it the last few?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Line Awarded Long Life Design Award 2016 (1868428)
Posted by Emerje on March 22nd, 2017 @ 2:22pm CDT
Cyberpath wrote:The remaining Autobots (up to Rebirth/Headmasters); felt like seeing who's left. Naturally not everyone will be made.

What's Grimlock doing in there? Granted, we do need a new one that fits the modern MP scale better.

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:An MP Jetfire could go one of two ways:

1) Bandai will have a hissy-fit and stop its development.
2) It will be based on the cartoon Skyfire design

Considering the current design trend towards cartoon likenesses, Skyfire seems like a safe bet. I would be more than happy to buy a Skyfire that stood at the upper heights of the MP sizes like Star Saber.

Emerje

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