Video Reviews for Transformers MP 44 Optimus Prime 3.0 and MP 44 Bumblebee

Transformers News: Video Reviews for Transformers MP 44 Optimus Prime 3.0 and MP 44 Bumblebee

Saturday, August 31st, 2019 8:36PM CDT

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While Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime version 3 came out this week, we actually have a review for not only him but also MP 45 Bumblebee version 2 (the one with the feet). Below you will find Japanese video reviews of Prime from Wotafa and Color.R Touch-Toys, along with a transformation video from Keiichi Irie.

But first, you will find an English video review of Bumblebee from Ton Ton. We thank fellow Seibertronian MadProject for sending some of these to us. Please let us know what you think of these two toys and if you feel Prime is worth the price now that you own him.








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Re: Video Reviews for Transformers MP 44 Optimus Prime 3.0 and MP 44 Bumblebee (2036543)
Posted by Archforce on August 31st, 2019 @ 8:43pm CDT
So, err, how about that Bumblebee head, eh? It just looks awful.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers MP 44 Optimus Prime 3.0 and MP 44 Bumblebee (2036548)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 31st, 2019 @ 11:15pm CDT
The head is the least of the issues that figure has, as the reviewer said, it was a "sample" so I hope the panels peg together better than they do now.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers MP 44 Optimus Prime 3.0 and MP 44 Bumblebee (2036555)
Posted by frogbat on September 1st, 2019 @ 3:00am CDT
Besides the price and the back kibble, one thing I’m not liking on this prime is the chrome in robot mode. I’m not a fan of chrome in general cos it tends to chip or fade off easily. However, in this case it jars with the anime aesthetic.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers MP 44 Optimus Prime 3.0 and MP 44 Bumblebee (2036564)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 1st, 2019 @ 8:56am CDT
frogbat wrote:E sides the price and the back kibble, one thing I’m not liking on this prime is the chrome in robot mode. I’m not a fan of chrome in general cos it tends to chip or fade off easily. However, in this case it jars with the anime aesthetic.
But Prime's grill was shiny in both the show and movie.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers MP 44 Optimus Prime 3.0 and MP 44 Bumblebee (2036572)
Posted by william-james88 on September 1st, 2019 @ 12:03pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
frogbat wrote:E sides the price and the back kibble, one thing I’m not liking on this prime is the chrome in robot mode. I’m not a fan of chrome in general cos it tends to chip or fade off easily. However, in this case it jars with the anime aesthetic.
But Prime's grill was shiny in both the show and movie.

We need it reflective enough to see Thrust :lol:
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers MP 44 Optimus Prime 3.0 and MP 44 Bumblebee (2036577)
Posted by Ultra Markus on September 1st, 2019 @ 1:31pm CDT
in making the vehicle cartoon accurate as a deformed vw bug
i would have thought it would have made things easier to achieve
the robot mode without so much horrible looking kibble :-?
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers MP 44 Optimus Prime 3.0 and MP 44 Bumblebee (2036578)
Posted by Stargrave on September 1st, 2019 @ 1:35pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
frogbat wrote:E sides the price and the back kibble, one thing I’m not liking on this prime is the chrome in robot mode. I’m not a fan of chrome in general cos it tends to chip or fade off easily. However, in this case it jars with the anime aesthetic.
But Prime's grill was shiny in both the show and movie.

We need it reflective enough to see Thrust :lol:


YES!! :lol: ;)^
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers MP 44 Optimus Prime 3.0 and MP 44 Bumblebee (2036579)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on September 1st, 2019 @ 1:35pm CDT
Ultra Markus wrote:i would have thought it would have made things easier to achieve
the robot mode without so much horrible looking kibble :-?


I thought that was the preferred design aesthetic HasTak were aiming for these days >:oP
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers MP 44 Optimus Prime 3.0 and MP 44 Bumblebee (2036613)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on September 1st, 2019 @ 9:49pm CDT
I’ve been on board I think with the MPs replicating the cartoon look, but man I don’t dig that bumblebee. I feel the MP-21 captures his likeness in The Movie much better. Maybe that’s just me. But either way, I’m not into MP BB V2.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers MP 44 Optimus Prime 3.0 and MP 44 Bumblebee (2036620)
Posted by frogbat on September 2nd, 2019 @ 1:00am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
frogbat wrote:E sides the price and the back kibble, one thing I’m not liking on this prime is the chrome in robot mode. I’m not a fan of chrome in general cos it tends to chip or fade off easily. However, in this case it jars with the anime aesthetic.
But Prime's grill was shiny in both the show and movie.

We need it reflective enough to see Thrust :lol:



Good point re thrust... my comment was more re his robot mode, found it all that at that price and with all the stuff they’ve included, they didn’t have a matte version of the grill to go with it. Like they did for inferno and grapple.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers MP 44 Optimus Prime 3.0 and MP 44 Bumblebee (2036622)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 2nd, 2019 @ 5:53am CDT
The first MP Bee is the superior one. Because he look good on all sides. This new MP Bee is only good looking when viewed from the front, dead center. Turn it just one degree in any direction and it's a shit show.
I can say "nice try". It have some nice ideas but the whole execution is a total mess.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers MP 44 Optimus Prime 3.0 and MP 44 Bumblebee (2036673)
Posted by Ultra Markus on September 2nd, 2019 @ 6:24pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:The first MP Bee is the superior one. Because he look good on all sides. This new MP Bee is only good looking when viewed from the front, dead center. Turn it just one degree in any direction and it's a **** show.
I can say "nice try". It have some nice ideas but the whole execution is a total mess.

in an effort to make them cartoon accurate down to the proportions they over complicated things and left this horrible looking kibble
i would rather sacrifice the proportions and some accuracy to have a clean and fun transformation
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers MP 44 Optimus Prime 3.0 and MP 44 Bumblebee (2036674)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 2nd, 2019 @ 6:35pm CDT
Ultra Markus wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:The first MP Bee is the superior one. Because he look good on all sides. This new MP Bee is only good looking when viewed from the front, dead center. Turn it just one degree in any direction and it's a **** show.
I can say "nice try". It have some nice ideas but the whole execution is a total mess.

in an effort to make them cartoon accurate down to the proportions they over complicated things and left this horrible looking kibble
i would rather sacrifice the proportions and some accuracy to have a clean and fun transformation


They already did some years ago...

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Re: Video Reviews for Transformers MP 44 Optimus Prime 3.0 and MP 44 Bumblebee (2036686)
Posted by ZeroWolf on September 3rd, 2019 @ 1:52am CDT
To be fair, the vehicle isn't G1 toon accurate on that release, hence mp 45 ;)
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers MP 44 Optimus Prime 3.0 and MP 44 Bumblebee (2036691)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 3rd, 2019 @ 4:06am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:To be fair, the vehicle isn't G1 toon accurate on that release, hence mp 45 ;)

Because at the time, they were obsessed with the licences.
Still, I don't see why they couldn't just take the previous MP Bee and reshell him in his clown-car form.

Speaking of unlicensed vehicles, they have no excuses to not make Jazz now.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers MP 44 Optimus Prime 3.0 and MP 44 Bumblebee (2036693)
Posted by ZeroWolf on September 3rd, 2019 @ 4:32am CDT
Probably thought it'd be more of a challenge to redesign the whole thing.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers MP 44 Optimus Prime 3.0 and MP 44 Bumblebee (2036698)
Posted by Cyberpath on September 3rd, 2019 @ 5:28am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:To be fair, the vehicle isn't G1 toon accurate on that release, hence mp 45 ;)

Because at the time, they were obsessed with the licences.
Still, I don't see why they couldn't just take the previous MP Bee and reshell him in his clown-car form.

Speaking of unlicensed vehicles, they have no excuses to not make Jazz now.


The cars are still licensed, including this chibi VW Beetle.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers MP 44 Optimus Prime 3.0 and MP 44 Bumblebee (2036704)
Posted by william-james88 on September 3rd, 2019 @ 8:39am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Speaking of unlicensed vehicles, they have no excuses to not make Jazz now.


The toys are licensed. So is the G1 BB reissue. And Jazz being a Porsche means they have another license to get that they dont have yet (you need a license at the individual car company level).
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers MP 44 Optimus Prime 3.0 and MP 44 Bumblebee (2036710)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on September 3rd, 2019 @ 10:05am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:To be fair, the vehicle isn't G1 toon accurate on that release, hence mp 45 ;)


Yeah, it was better. Because it looked like an actual Robot in Disguise with a real life VW Beetle alt-mode and not a poorly animated and out of proportion waste of cell animation.



william-james88 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Speaking of unlicensed vehicles, they have no excuses to not make Jazz now.


The toys are licensed. So is the G1 BB reissue. And Jazz being a Porsche means they have another license to get that they dont have yet (you need a license at the individual car company level).


Which brings us ever back to the dozens of popular characters that don't need licenses, waiting in the wings. Meanwhile Takara stagnates the G1 line, fixating on a handful of licensed car-bots.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers MP 44 Optimus Prime 3.0 and MP 44 Bumblebee (2036714)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on September 3rd, 2019 @ 10:22am CDT
The Porsche family owns Volkswagen and Lamborghini, so if they licensed two they probably did a group thing for all of them.

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