Tokyo Wonderfest Images of Transformers Masterpeice MP48 Lio Convoy With Weapons Drawn
Sunday, July 28th, 2019 2:11am CDTCategories: Toy News, Event News
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Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 28th, 2019 @ 9:39am CDT
Posted by Stargrave on July 28th, 2019 @ 9:47am CDT
Posted by Stargrave on July 28th, 2019 @ 9:52am CDT
Posted by william-james88 on July 28th, 2019 @ 7:53pm CDT
Stargrave wrote:I find the transforming shoulder so compelling it’s like a magic eye picture I just stare at it every time I see it. I feel like I see a new hinge or flap every time.
I feel the same way.
Posted by Ebonyleopard on July 28th, 2019 @ 8:45pm CDT
Posted by Sabrblade on July 28th, 2019 @ 11:04pm CDT
If I may ask, how far along are ya into the series?Ebonyleopard wrote:Thanks to Youtube and them finally making some English Subtitles, I've been watching Beast Wars II over the weekend and man, what a goofy, but still fun series. It's interesting seeing how Lax and too cool of school Japan "Convoys" are compared to Optimus as characters.
And, if you wish to share any more in-depth thoughts about the show, here's the sort of 'de facto' discussion thread for Beast Wars Second (and here's the one for Beast Wars Neo, when you get to that series).
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on July 30th, 2019 @ 1:40pm CDT
Stargrave wrote: I’ve never seen an episode of Lio’s show but I know him as an iconic character
Because of the Prime head sculpt?
Posted by Stargrave on July 30th, 2019 @ 2:09pm CDT
I can vividly remember wishing I could snag that white lion Prime I thought it looked rad. I can remember seeing the old BW Unicron in a magazine for the first time and it blowing my mind.
I never learned Japanese but I would always grab Hobby Japan any time my local comic shop had one scanning every page for hours. I’m sure through that and other media at the time crossing over to the states I became familiar with the look and the cast if not the storyline.
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on July 30th, 2019 @ 2:25pm CDT
So when I did try to watch the pilot for BWII many years later, it completely rubbed me the wrong way. To be frank, I am completely indifferent to the Japanese BW Shows, to the point I see/acknowledge no link between them and the Mainframe series. As for the toys, the only figures from those lines I like are redecos or retools of existing BW figures. In their original colours, of course. As some of the repaints, such as Spittor and Claw Jaw, look terrible in Second/Neo.
My query however, was that you stated you'd never seen an episode of Second, but know Lio as an "iconic character".
As I said, yes, from a visual standpoint, he is Optimus Prime: The Lion. Aside from that. as he was a field commander of a single season show, he isn't really anymore iconic a character, per say, than other one off characters, such as Car Robot's Fire Truck Optimus or BM Nightscream...
Posted by Stargrave on July 30th, 2019 @ 2:32pm CDT
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 30th, 2019 @ 4:03pm CDT
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on July 30th, 2019 @ 4:12pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:I'd say Lio is iconic, but mileage would vary between perspectives. I also have no problems with how BWII and Neo turned out. Remember they were kids shows and geared as such, and don't forget cultural differences.
Iconic, as in he looks like someone else. Like a famous older brother, you share a resemblance with. The character isn't really in his own right.
They're all kids shows, though. Sunbow to Beast Machines, Car Robots to [insert current show name]. The difference is not all of them narratively treat their audience like they are stupid.
Ah, yes Cultural differences... IE the horrendous Beast Wars dub. To this day, I am morbidly curious how they made Transmutate "funny".
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 30th, 2019 @ 4:17pm CDT
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on July 30th, 2019 @ 4:27pm CDT
It is still so bizarre that they don't tailor these figure lines and releases to the majority of the world's view of Transformers. Preferential treatment of your home fanbase is one thing, but surely the international fans outnumber them physically and financially? It doesn't make sense to cater to the few over the many. MP Rhinox, for example, would have been infinitely more preferable over another Prime.
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 30th, 2019 @ 4:31pm CDT
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on July 30th, 2019 @ 4:37pm CDT
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 30th, 2019 @ 6:36pm CDT
G1 Rodimus Prime (last year)
Fort Max (TR)
Star Saber (MP, hopefully something mainline soon)
Dai Atlas (Legends)
Star Convoy (Selects)
G2 Prime (TR)
Optimus Primal (MP,PotP)
Lio convoy (MP)
Big Convoy (Encore rerelease)
Armada Prime (looking like Selects)
Energon Prime (CW maybe?)
Cybertron Prime (Siege)
There aren't that many commanders left to do after the past few years
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 30th, 2019 @ 6:40pm CDT
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 30th, 2019 @ 6:42pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:You left out MP-44 for an update to G1 prime... Or the siege figure
I just said G1 Prime in general, he always gets updates
Posted by blackeyedprime on July 30th, 2019 @ 8:34pm CDT