Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) Asia Exclusive Bananas

Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) Asia Exclusive Bananas

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 7:46am CST

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Much like the previous iteration of this mold from Takara Tomy, the Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Convoy / Optimus Primal Supreme Commander version will have an added accessory through Hasbro Transformers Asia, once more in diecast, and replacing the mace now available as a regular accessory: this time, according to the their Facebook page, it's a bunch of bananas. No, seriously. Check it out below!

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Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) Asia Exclusive Bananas (1854158)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on January 24th, 2017 @ 8:09am CST
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) Asia Exclusive Bananas (1854159)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on January 24th, 2017 @ 8:10am CST
Va'al wrote:Much like the previous iteration of this mold from Takara Tomy, the Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Convoy / Optimus Primal Supreme Commander version will have an added accessory through Hasbro Transformers Asia, once more in diecast, and replacing the mace now available as a regular accessory: this time, according to the their Facebook page, it's a bunch of bananas.

GLORIOUS
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) Asia Exclusive Bananas (1854162)
Posted by kurthy on January 24th, 2017 @ 8:24am CST
This just makes me want an MP beast wars Megatron even more. Imagine the possibilities. Exclusive rubber ducky! A back scrubber instead of a flail...a bathtub
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) Asia Exclusive Bananas (1854164)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 24th, 2017 @ 8:28am CST
kurthy wrote:This just makes me want an MP beast wars Megatron even more. Imagine the possibilities. Exclusive rubber ducky! A back scrubber instead of a flail...a bathtub

Rubber ducky, you're the one!

Although I didn't know Supreme Convoy loved bananas as much as the minions do

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Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) Asia Exclusive Bananas (1854205)
Posted by dragons on January 24th, 2017 @ 10:56am CST
Sigma Magnus wrote:
Va'al wrote:Much like the previous iteration of this mold from Takara Tomy, the Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Convoy / Optimus Primal Supreme Commander version will have an added accessory through Hasbro Transformers Asia, once more in diecast, and replacing the mace now available as a regular accessory: this time, according to the their Facebook page, it's a bunch of bananas.

GLORIOUS


This wouldn't make me want to buy Figure for banana I buy Figure for mace but no bananas
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) Asia Exclusive Bananas (1854251)
Posted by Kurona on January 24th, 2017 @ 2:07pm CST
I didn't really care for this redeco before - no real problem as such, the show-accurate one just looked better - but god damn this actually makes me want it.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) Asia Exclusive Bananas (1854299)
Posted by Va'al on January 24th, 2017 @ 5:12pm CST
We have some additional images of the upcoming redeco of the first Beast Wars Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece, in his movie colours as Supreme Commander Beast Convoy! The photos are part of the Figure King magazine collage, courtesy of a scan by Loopaza Mega Store on Facebook - check them out mirrored below, as you notice that the only actual new image is number 4, showing off how to store the mutant mask and other accessories on his back, with the blue tab seen in images previously.

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Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) Asia Exclusive Bananas (1854312)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 24th, 2017 @ 6:51pm CST
Notice how these pics show how to store the accessories on the Weapon Rack that attaches to his back.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) Asia Exclusive Bananas (1854315)
Posted by Va'al on January 24th, 2017 @ 7:05pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Notice how these pics show how to store the accessories on the Weapon Rack that attaches to his back.


I noticed.

the only actual new image is number 4, showing off how to store the mutant mask and other accessories on his back, with the blue tab seen in images previously.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) Asia Exclusive Bananas (1855006)
Posted by VioMeTriX on January 26th, 2017 @ 11:00pm CST
that tab on his back was originally placed there for Generations Rattrap, they just found another stupid use for it
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) Asia Exclusive Bananas (1855009)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 26th, 2017 @ 11:04pm CST
VioMeTriX wrote:that tab on his back was originally placed there for Generations Rattrap,
Officially? There was no advertisement for the peg in any of MP-32's instructions or packaged feature pics.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) Asia Exclusive Bananas (1855124)
Posted by VioMeTriX on January 27th, 2017 @ 10:36am CST
i dont know if it was official or an abandoned gimmick, but rattrap does peg in
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) Asia Exclusive Bananas (1855127)
Posted by william-james88 on January 27th, 2017 @ 10:51am CST
VioMeTriX wrote:i dont know if it was official or an abandoned gimmick, but rattrap does peg in

So does anything with a peg hole that size. Plus rattrap doesnt even work well sicne that peg is only on onf of his arms, making him off centre. It wasnt made for him, thats just a theory fans came up with because they were puzzled and grasping for straws.

But now we actually know what its for, its for this extra gear. It was that all along. What happened is that Takara had 2 releases in mind but wanted to use the same mold for cost purposes.

Its like Power Ranger megazord toys, many are released with ports that appear useless and then a year later you realize its to go with a new toy that just got released.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) Asia Exclusive Bananas (1855252)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 27th, 2017 @ 5:58pm CST
A thought just occurred to me. If Takara were to eventually make a Masterpiece version of Burning Convoy from the mold and give a letter to one of the mold's two ID numbers, I'd imagine that they would choose to give "MP-38" a letter (like "MP-38B") instead of "MP-32", since it was this Legendary Supreme Commander version of the character who turned into Burning Convoy in the movie.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) Asia Exclusive Bananas (1857076)
Posted by Emerje on February 4th, 2017 @ 2:05am CST
william-james88 wrote:
VioMeTriX wrote:i dont know if it was official or an abandoned gimmick, but rattrap does peg in

So does anything with a peg hole that size. Plus rattrap doesnt even work well sicne that peg is only on onf of his arms, making him off centre. It wasnt made for him, thats just a theory fans came up with because they were puzzled and grasping for straws.


But you want him to be offset otherwise he wouldn't be able to see over Primal's shoulders.

But now we actually know what its for, its for this extra gear. It was that all along. What happened is that Takara had 2 releases in mind but wanted to use the same mold for cost purposes.

I'm not entirely sold on that being the original purpose. The original figure could have used weapon storage as well so why not include it then if that was the original purpose? Why use a blatantly obvious 5mm peg and require an extra part rather than better integrating the weapon storage as a feature of the figure like we've seen on other MPs? For that matter he still has that port on his arm that hasn't been officially explained (though the speculation is probably accurate) and probably wont be at this point, but it goes to show that Takara Tomy built things into the figure that they weren't sure how to utilize.

Emerje
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) Asia Exclusive Bananas (1857098)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 4th, 2017 @ 7:01am CST
Emerje wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
VioMeTriX wrote:i dont know if it was official or an abandoned gimmick, but rattrap does peg in

So does anything with a peg hole that size. Plus rattrap doesnt even work well sicne that peg is only on onf of his arms, making him off centre. It wasnt made for him, thats just a theory fans came up with because they were puzzled and grasping for straws.


But you want him to be offset otherwise he wouldn't be able to see over Primal's shoulders.
Looking over Primal's shoulder isn't what Rattrap did whenever he rode on Primal's robot mode back as a flying passenger. He instead always kept to the middle of Primal's back, looking over the backpack kibble located directly behind Primal's head, far above Primal's shoulders.

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Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) Asia Exclusive Bananas (1857180)
Posted by Emerje on February 4th, 2017 @ 3:58pm CST
My mistake, though I don't think being just a few millimeters offset changes much.

Emerje
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) Asia Exclusive Bananas (1857187)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 4th, 2017 @ 5:24pm CST
I gotta wonder, how many here who already got MP-32 feel compelled enough to double dip on this movie version?

I myself am contemplating double dipping on this but am not yet fully committed to it. My reasons for even considering double dipping on are A) to further show my support for Beast Era MPs, and B) because it's a figure of another onscreen rendition of the character, based on this:

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And is a close enough match to his RobotMasters appearance:

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But at the moment, I've yet to feel that those are reason enough to get a whole other MP of Primal in a body and form that aren't quite drastically different enough from MP-32, and fictionally-speaking, it technically is still the same body and form as MP-32, just with artistic liberties utilized to better reflect the original toy's deco.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) Asia Exclusive Bananas (1857188)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on February 4th, 2017 @ 5:35pm CST
If you want my advice, consider the possibility of MP Lio Convoy (he was one of options of the poll that yielded Star Saber), possible redecos, and MP Burning Convoy.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) Asia Exclusive Bananas (1857189)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 4th, 2017 @ 5:40pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:If you want my advice, consider the possibility of MP Lio Convoy (he was one of options of the poll that yielded Star Saber), possible redecos, and MP Burning Convoy.
Burning Convoy is what I was hoping for as the first reuse of the MP-32 mold. Had we gotten that instead of this, I'd be all over that Infernape.

But since it isn't, I'm not as inclined towards double-dipping on this figure as I would be for Burning Convoy.

And, to be frank, I'm starting to not expect there to be that many more BW MPs to come in the near future, with Cheetus and maybe one redeco of that mold being the end of it for the time being.

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