Video Review for Masterpiece MP-33 Inferno

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Fellow Seibertronian Cyberpath has sent our way a video review of Takara's Masterpiece MP-33 Inferno. It is from site sponsor The Chosen Prime. They give a very detailed rundown of all the features that come with this toy and an extensive comparison to the other MP-styled Inferno toys out there. Finally they provide a great group shot to show how well this toy scales and looks compared with the rest of the line. If you have received yours already please let us know how you find it!

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This article was last modified on Monday, November 28th, 2016 2:50am CST

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Re: Video Review for Masterpiece MP-33 Inferno (1843736)
Posted by BumbleDouche on November 28th, 2016 @ 8:26am CST
Very nice looking figure! Yay, ladder magic!
Re: Video Review for Masterpiece MP-33 Inferno (1843738)
Posted by frogbat on November 28th, 2016 @ 8:28am CST
Dear mr bank manager, I'd like to apply for a loan.

How much?

Lots.

For what?

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Re: Video Review for Masterpiece MP-33 Inferno (1843812)
Posted by Cyberpath on November 28th, 2016 @ 2:14pm CST
Cool pic by Alfes2010 --

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Re: Video Review for Masterpiece MP-33 Inferno (1844129)
Posted by padfoo on November 29th, 2016 @ 6:45pm CST
Great looking toy, its very well designed.
Re: Video Review for Masterpiece MP-33 Inferno (1845653)
Posted by frogbat on December 6th, 2016 @ 2:46am CST
finally received mine and yep, think it's my fave mp so far. My previous top was magnus, but his but flap and lack of transforming cab are 2 negatives whereas so far the only thing i have a problem with is that his faces fly out of the packaging extremely easily. Also have a paint defect but not major. The fact I can opt out of chrome made me very happy. I wish that whoever designed this does a decepticon in the near future as the transformation is awesome and there aren't any things like ironhide's hips where you say to yourself "this could've been done better".
Re: Video Review for Masterpiece MP-33 Inferno (1845952)
Posted by Seibertron on December 7th, 2016 @ 11:46am CST
frogbat wrote:finally received mine and yep, think it's my fave mp so far. My previous top was magnus, but his but flap and lack of transforming cab are 2 negatives whereas so far the only thing i have a problem with is that his faces fly out of the packaging extremely easily. Also have a paint defect but not major. The fact I can opt out of chrome made me very happy. I wish that whoever designed this does a decepticon in the near future as the transformation is awesome and there aren't any things like ironhide's hips where you say to yourself "this could've been done better".


I agree. Just opened mine and had to come on to share a few quick thoughts. While I still think the legs are in need of some much needed line/panel details to make it look a little less cartoony (ala Masterpiece Grapple), I can't express enough how impressed I am by this toy. Every now and then, there's an ingenious new Transformers figure that just blows me away. Masterpiece Wheeljack comes to mind, Masterpiece Prowl, Transformers Prime RID Vehicon (love the accordion style transformation), Transformers Prime First Edition Cliffjumper, and I'm sure there are a few others but those immediately jump out at me as some of my favorites from the past 5 years.

Inferno is now one of those. Not only is there "ladder magic" happening here, part of the "ladder magic" happens extremely early as in the first step or two of his transformation. There are several really cool things going on with him to achieve a realistic vehicle mode and his beautiful robot mode. While the shoulders/upper arms have a very unique transformation going on (once I figure out how to do them), I would advise caution with this part of his transformation as I foresee broken arms on future loose samples of Masterpiece Inferno and Grapple. Still a very clever transformation, as are the various panels on his legs and cab, the hoses repositioning lower in robot mode, etc. He's also very large. I don't have Ironhide out at the moment but I'm assuming he's as tall if not taller than Ironhide.

Masterpiece MP-33 Inferno is a great, great, great figure. I haven't been this excited about a Masterpiece figure since Wheeljack or Prowl, so it's great to see them do something that really amazes me once again, enough so that I have to come on here to share my excitement.

David Copperfield would be impressed.

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Re: Video Review for Masterpiece MP-33 Inferno (1845962)
Posted by william-james88 on December 7th, 2016 @ 12:12pm CST
Seibertron wrote:Every now and then, there's an ingenious new Transformers figure that just blows me away. Masterpiece Wheeljack comes to mind, Masterpiece Prowl, Transformers Prime RID Vehicon (love the accordion style transformation), Transformers Prime First Edition Cliffjumper, and I'm sure there are a few others but those immediately jump out at me as some of my favorites from the past 5 years.

Now I see why you don't mind me writing those lists, we have the same taste in TF toys :)

Also, would you mind if I quote you for an upcoming list on the best Fire Truck Transformers?
Re: Video Review for Masterpiece MP-33 Inferno (1845963)
Posted by Big Grim on December 7th, 2016 @ 12:14pm CST
That's a glowing review. Might have to scrap the money together for Grapple, since I have Hellfire.
Re: Video Review for Masterpiece MP-33 Inferno (1845967)
Posted by Cyberpath on December 7th, 2016 @ 12:37pm CST
Still waiting on mine. Hopefully next week.
Re: Video Review for Masterpiece MP-33 Inferno (1846041)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 7th, 2016 @ 6:12pm CST
Just received my Inferno yesterday from Amiami. Still in his awesome firetruck mode and haven't gone to transforming him yet. Awesome truck! Did I say awesome again?
Been doing some fantasy search and rescue with anime Alert (are FDs really that rich to afford a Countach for a Fire Chief first responder?) :lol:

Kind of a downer with the more anime-sh approach with the lack of details comparing the original G1 fig but hey......there are some acceptable compromises.

Next target will be Prowl and the other Mazda guys.


One thing I noticed from previous posts, and I mean it with no malice but it seems, first impressions (i.e. product reveals, scoop images of protos, screen caps, etc) tend to always result to the opposite. Which has to my recall always proven true.

WJ was initially labeled as not so Masterpiece level yet the overall consensus is that this is another home run (which I wholeheartedly agree not to mention when you add those official sponsorship decals by OceanDesigns on him and Exhaust and you'll never want to transform them to robot mode). Same with UM and even IH/Ratchet (chrome issues with the latter former notwithstanding).

So it is good to keep an open mind with these and other toylines of the franchise.

P.S. Too bad with Tracks. Way too ambitious that Takara tried to cram too much in such a wee body.
Re: Video Review for Masterpiece MP-33 Inferno (1846050)
Posted by sol magnus on December 7th, 2016 @ 7:27pm CST
fenrir72 wrote:Next target will be Prowl and the other Mazda guys.

Mazda guys??? Datsun. Nissan is acceptable. But Mazda?? Can't let it slide, man. :lol:
Re: Video Review for Masterpiece MP-33 Inferno (1846058)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 7th, 2016 @ 8:04pm CST
sol magnus wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:Next target will be Prowl and the other Mazda guys.

Mazda guys??? Datsun. Nissan is acceptable. But Mazda?? Can't let it slide, man. :lol:


:oops: :oops: :oops: :HEADHURTS: 8-}
Re: Video Review for Masterpiece MP-33 Inferno (1846351)
Posted by Burn on December 8th, 2016 @ 11:45pm CST
Inferno arrived for me today, been waiting patiently so I could experience the ladder magic.

Not disappointed one bit. His transformation, for lack of a better term, would best be described as "intricate". It's not difficult, there's just lots of little things you could easily miss. Like shifting the flares on the wheel well, not locking the wheels into place in robot mode. Little things that could easily be overlooked.

I swapped out the chrome parts for the white parts, primarily because it looks better, but a smaller reason is the problems others have reported with Ironhides chrome.

Many of have spoken about the ladder, and it truly is brilliant. Multiple points to fold, more so than Alternator Grimlocks hips! The difference is, you can't go wrong with the folding.

The accessories ... so many accessories! I had no idea what the third grill was for until I looked at the instructions. For holding onto Red Alert? sheesh Takara, how much attention to detail do you need to go to? :lol:

Overall though, fantastic figure. BUT ... Ironhide still pips him for this years MP figure.
Re: Video Review for Masterpiece MP-33 Inferno (1846453)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 10th, 2016 @ 12:21pm CST
frogbat wrote:finally received mine and yep, think it's my fave mp so far. My previous top was magnus, but his but flap and lack of transforming cab are 2 negatives whereas so far the only thing i have a problem with is that his faces fly out of the packaging extremely easily. Also have a paint defect but not major. The fact I can opt out of chrome made me very happy. I wish that whoever designed this does a decepticon in the near future as the transformation is awesome and there aren't any things like ironhide's hips where you say to yourself "this could've been done better".


Just a question for those in the know. Does Inferno and Ironhide have the same engineers/designers?
Re: Video Review for Masterpiece MP-33 Inferno (1846676)
Posted by triKlops on December 12th, 2016 @ 12:29am CST
Burn wrote:Not disappointed one bit. His transformation, for lack of a better term, would best be described as "intricate". It's not difficult, there's just lots of little things you could easily miss. Like shifting the flares on the wheel well, not locking the wheels into place in robot mode. Little things that could easily be overlooked.

I swapped out the chrome parts for the white parts, primarily because it looks better, but a smaller reason is the problems others have reported with Ironhides chrome.

Many of have spoken about the ladder, and it truly is brilliant. Multiple points to fold, more so than Alternator Grimlocks hips! The difference is, you can't go wrong with the folding.

The accessories ... so many accessories! I had no idea what the third grill was for until I looked at the instructions. For holding onto Red Alert? sheesh Takara, how much attention to detail do you need to go to?


After a second transformation of this guy, these 4 points, to me, are really the most relevant to the enjoyment of the figure.
All individually interesting while adding to an allover feeling of proper execution. :APPLAUSE:
Re: Video Review for Masterpiece MP-33 Inferno (1846677)
Posted by Burn on December 12th, 2016 @ 12:52am CST
triKlops wrote:After a second transformation of this guy, these 4 points, to me, are really the most relevant to the enjoyment of the figure.
All individually interesting while adding to an allover feeling of proper execution. :APPLAUSE:

And they do it flawlessly! Brilliant piece of engineering.
Re: Video Review for Masterpiece MP-33 Inferno (1846678)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on December 12th, 2016 @ 1:25am CST
fenrir72 wrote:
frogbat wrote:finally received mine and yep, think it's my fave mp so far. My previous top was magnus, but his but flap and lack of transforming cab are 2 negatives whereas so far the only thing i have a problem with is that his faces fly out of the packaging extremely easily. Also have a paint defect but not major. The fact I can opt out of chrome made me very happy. I wish that whoever designed this does a decepticon in the near future as the transformation is awesome and there aren't any things like ironhide's hips where you say to yourself "this could've been done better".


Just a question for those in the know. Does Inferno and Ironhide have the same engineers/designers?


Ironhide was done by Hironori Kobayashi, who seems to be the current main designer after Shogo Hasui. Inferno was probably done by him, or both as they tend to lend eachother a hand like with MP-22 Ultra Magnus.
Re: Video Review for Masterpiece MP-33 Inferno (1846688)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 12th, 2016 @ 5:56am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:
frogbat wrote:finally received mine and yep, think it's my fave mp so far. My previous top was magnus, but his but flap and lack of transforming cab are 2 negatives whereas so far the only thing i have a problem with is that his faces fly out of the packaging extremely easily. Also have a paint defect but not major. The fact I can opt out of chrome made me very happy. I wish that whoever designed this does a decepticon in the near future as the transformation is awesome and there aren't any things like ironhide's hips where you say to yourself "this could've been done better".


Just a question for those in the know. Does Inferno and Ironhide have the same engineers/designers?


Ironhide was done by Hironori Kobayashi, who seems to be the current main designer after Shogo Hasui. Inferno was probably done by him, or both as they tend to lend eachother a hand like with MP-22 Ultra Magnus.


Somehow not surprised by your answer. The engineer's style really shows.
Re: Video Review for Masterpiece MP-33 Inferno (1846854)
Posted by Ironhidensh on December 12th, 2016 @ 6:49pm CST
Looks like this guy is pretty popular. Any site with decent prices is sold out. >:oP
Re: Video Review for Masterpiece MP-33 Inferno (1846855)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on December 12th, 2016 @ 6:54pm CST
Ironhidensh wrote:Looks like this guy is pretty popular. Any site with decent prices is sold out. >:oP

It's the ladder magic, man.

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