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Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara

Transformers News: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara

Wednesday, September 7th, 2022 5:43PM CDT

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Takara Tomy (TT) has chosen today to reveal several of their upcoming toys and they even released a preview video for more to come. The video showcases many TT lines. Start watching at 5 minutes specifically for MPG.

They give us a look at the color prototype of Suiken’s robot mode and his Tokai-type 153 Express locomotive. It will be fully revealed October 2022, and released in June 2023.

There is also teaser images of the next and final Masterpiece Trainbots MPG-05 Seizan and MPG-06 Kaen which will be fully revealed in January and April 2023.

No release dates yet for the last 2.

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Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2143931)
Posted by o.supreme on September 7th, 2022 @ 7:20pm CDT
TF-fan kev777 wrote:If the last one isn't revealed until April 2023, I think there is little to no chance of it being in hand by the end of 2023.


Its not a guaranty, but it is certainly possible, especially if you order directly from Japan. If you order from Pulse, or any 3P retailer, then yes, you'll probably be into the first part of 2024

MPG-01 (pre order October 2021, released June 2022) 8 months
MPG-02 (pre-order January 2022, being released October 2022) 9 Months
MPG-03 (pre-order June 2022, being released March 2023) 9 months

MPG-04 (pre-order October 2022, released June 2023) 8 months
MPG-05 (pre-order January 2023)
MPG-06 (pre-order April 2023)

You can look at this a couple of ways.

1.If the release windows of the last 3 mirror the first 3, yes it will probably be early 2024 before MPG-06 is released.


2. Since a LOT of the development work of MPG 4 and 5 was already done with 2 and 3, the release windows could be slightly shorter. Revealing #6 2 months earlier in 2023, then they did #3 this year (2022), definitely makes it possible.

I also believe MPG-03 probably was intended to have a pre-order in April 2022, but was pushed back until June because development of other MP's took priority. I'm sure other MP's will be coming in the near future as well, which will be interesting. Does TT want to finish this project ASAP, or do they want to drag it out further, offering other MP's in-between. Its definitely a situation I wouldn't want to be in, and is probably one of the reasons they hesitated for the longest time of working on any combiner at MP quality.

3P companies can crank out combiners relatively quickly, but with TT, its going to be at minimum a 2 year commitment, if not longer (as we will see it will be 4+ years from development to final product when this is all said and done). It may be better if TT just stick to individual characters for MP, and ones they can easily reuse multiple times for additional profit.
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2143933)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 7th, 2022 @ 7:24pm CDT
Suiken looks really good! I think he already looks much better than the leg bots overall, much more solid, and that color scheme is pleasing. The picture is starting to come into focus
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2145196)
Posted by o.supreme on September 23rd, 2022 @ 11:22am CDT
Happy Release Day (well in Japan at least) for MPG-02 Getsuei it is currently 1:22 am 09/24 in Japan, and Amazon.jp has MPG-02 for sale at retail price (higher of course than the pre-order price). I hope mine ships soon.

There have been many photos from TT Hobby Expo currently going on, including a grey Prototype of the Combined Raiden. It is drawing some criticism from fans. While I agree, it seems the trains themselves were the priority for these toys creation, I still look forward to getting them all combined. The one thing lacking is the ability to make any sort of comparison with any other toys seeing as how all pics are basically by itself.

Gamerlingual from TFW2005 has 50 pics from the display for view:

https://news.tfw2005.com/2022/09/23/tak ... ook-465823
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2145455)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 26th, 2022 @ 8:06pm CDT
My Getsuei shipped and should be here Thursday. I am looking forward to that train mode, and from people in Japan getting it early, the transformation and play factor sound more fun then Shouki, who I still liked
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2145461)
Posted by Emerje on September 26th, 2022 @ 8:20pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:My Getsuei shipped and should be here Thursday. I am looking forward to that train mode, and from people in Japan getting it early, the transformation and play factor sound more fun then Shouki, who I still liked

Same here as well as Diaclone Powered Convoy (ouch, it wasn't a cheap month).

Emerje
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2145478)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on September 26th, 2022 @ 9:48pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:My Getsuei shipped and should be here Thursday. I am looking forward to that train mode, and from people in Japan getting it early, the transformation and play factor sound more fun then Shouki, who I still liked

Same here as well as Diaclone Powered Convoy (ouch, it wasn't a cheap month).

Emerje


It hasn't been a cheap two months.
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2145480)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 26th, 2022 @ 10:08pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Emerje wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:My Getsuei shipped and should be here Thursday. I am looking forward to that train mode, and from people in Japan getting it early, the transformation and play factor sound more fun then Shouki, who I still liked

Same here as well as Diaclone Powered Convoy (ouch, it wasn't a cheap month).

Emerje


It hasn't been a cheap two months.
You said it. Especially for those of us who went to BotCon last month.
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2145481)
Posted by o.supreme on September 26th, 2022 @ 10:11pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:My Getsuei shipped and should be here Thursday.


Just curious, did you pay extra for priority shipping? Mine shipped Saturday the 24th, but isn't expected to arrive for another week or so. I'm just glad it shipped, but I was just curious.
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2145482)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on September 26th, 2022 @ 10:13pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Emerje wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:My Getsuei shipped and should be here Thursday. I am looking forward to that train mode, and from people in Japan getting it early, the transformation and play factor sound more fun then Shouki, who I still liked

Same here as well as Diaclone Powered Convoy (ouch, it wasn't a cheap month).

Emerje


It hasn't been a cheap two months.
You said it. Especially for those of us who went to BotCon last month.


Oof. I hear ya
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2145726)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 29th, 2022 @ 8:08am CDT
o.supreme wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:My Getsuei shipped and should be here Thursday.

Just curious, did you pay extra for priority shipping? Mine shipped Saturday the 24th, but isn't expected to arrive for another week or so. I'm just glad it shipped, but I was just curious.

I am cheap, so I always pay minimum for shipping costs :D

so I got my Getsuei, and messed with him last night, even have him on my WFH desk today. He is pretty neat.

For one thing, I like his train mode more than Shouki, and I suspect that is only because of how "utilitarian" it feels with all the details and with the pantographs. I just love it! I also love all the wheels, wonderful.

He is noticeably smaller than Shouki in train mode, and I do think I will need to throw him into leg mode to compare to Menasor on combiner side, but I would say Raiden will end up around Legacy Menasor sized when all is said and done based on this.

I also like his transformation more, it feels a bit more intuitive with a bit less fiddle factor. I transformed him and Shouki back to back for some of these pictures, and Shouki was a bit challenging to remember how the backpack and arm/wing kibble worked.

Robot mode is a bit weird. I wish his train front backpack could actually condense inwards some, since it is the 1 thing that really stands out in his profile. His legs are also a bit weird with how skinny and deep they are, but it's still nice. I just like Shouki's robot mode better.

Overall, he feels good and looks good. I'm excited to continue the journey.

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Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2145759)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 29th, 2022 @ 10:37am CDT
Took some turnaround pictures of Getsuei for you all, he is nice.

also put him in leg mode to compare to Legacy Menasor. Raiden will be around the same size as Menasor

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Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2145761)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on September 29th, 2022 @ 11:07am CDT
So, in the same height category as CW-style combiners.

Damn, now I want the MPG Trainbots.
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2145763)
Posted by o.supreme on September 29th, 2022 @ 11:42am CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Took some turnaround pictures of Getsuei for you all, he is nice.

also put him in leg mode to compare to Legacy Menasor. Raiden will be around the same size as Menasor

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First off...wow you got it fast
Did you pay for express shipping? I'm in CA, and mine shipped on Saturday the 24th. Estimated delivery is Oct 7. I know it will arrive sooner than that, but I still don't see any updates other than it left Japan on Sunday.

2. Thank you for this picture. This is the one I wanted to see the most. I figure it will end up being slightly taller than Legacy Menasor, but still workable with it and all other CW/UW/ PotP Combiners.

I've been saying this for a while. But I wish the same company ( or any other really) that made the KO scaled down CW Devastator, would do the same for PotP Predaking, then all these combiners would be looking perfect together.
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2145764)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 29th, 2022 @ 11:48am CDT
o.supreme wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Took some turnaround pictures of Getsuei for you all, he is nice.

also put him in leg mode to compare to Legacy Menasor. Raiden will be around the same size as Menasor

First off...wow you got it fast
Did you pay for express shipping? I'm in CA, and mine shipped on Saturday the 24th. Estimated delivery is Oct 7. I know it will arrive sooner than that, but I still don't see any updates other than it left Japan on Sunday.

D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
o.supreme wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:My Getsuei shipped and should be here Thursday.

Just curious, did you pay extra for priority shipping? Mine shipped Saturday the 24th, but isn't expected to arrive for another week or so. I'm just glad it shipped, but I was just curious.

I am cheap, so I always pay minimum for shipping costs :D
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2145776)
Posted by o.supreme on September 29th, 2022 @ 1:11pm CDT
Sorry I didn't see your response in the other thread. Man that is odd. I just paid standard shipping also... Unless Amazon.jp ships the long way around the earth (going east instead of west) ;) .
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2145806)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on September 29th, 2022 @ 6:32pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:Sorry I didn't see your response in the other thread. Man that is odd. I just paid standard shipping also... Unless Amazon.jp ships the long way around the earth (going east instead of west) ;) .


Amazon ships DHL. It is most likely the DHL coverage in your area along with proximity to one of their 5 hubs.
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2145810)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on September 29th, 2022 @ 6:54pm CDT
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2145816)
Posted by Emerje on September 29th, 2022 @ 7:10pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:First off...wow you got it fast

I got mine Tuesday. Apparently I shipped Priority according to the invoice, but I don't recall there even being an option at the time. It shipped on the 26th (effectively the 25th here) and arrived on the 27th by DHL which is a little mind blowing. Meanwhile my Diaclone Powered Greater was shipped standard on the 24th (23ed here) and isn't expected to show up until mid October through ECMS which I've never heard of before and their tracking hasn't updated since the 25th.

Emerje
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2145835)
Posted by o.supreme on September 29th, 2022 @ 9:16pm CDT
Yeah, looks like Amazon Japan shipped mine using ECMS Express (Not DHL), which I've never heard of either, so that could be part of the reason it has been slow. (Expected 10/7, but no updates since the 25th when it left Japan) I do recall last time, it came rather quickly after the payment Snafu, but they used DHL for Shouki. I guess for international orders, its up to their choice? (If you dont pay extra for express shipping?) Kind of like how Amazon used to do (Random between USPS, FedEx, and UPS) before they had their own courier service.

It's Too bad Amazon can't coordinate with other countries to use their own courier services.
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2146293)
Posted by o.supreme on October 2nd, 2022 @ 8:56pm CDT
Well it all worked out. I woke up to an unexpected message this morning that my item was out for delivery! :DANCE: . He came around 9am via Fedex.

The train mode for Getsuei is great. However..as Chuck mentioned in his review, while the track pieces can fit together, the gauges (or width of the tracks themselves) are different, so connecting them together and having them travel along the track is an impossibility. Also, All of Getsuei's wheels become problematic to align on the track, plus there is a piece that drags bottom, making it impossible to glide smoothly on the track.

In Robot mode he is cool. I dont mind the kibble, and the back flap I keep down (despite the instructions), just looks way better.

Leg Mode (thanks again Chuck for the shortcut transformation) still... The back seems unfinished seeing as how the wheel sections dont clip back together, nor do the back panels. The Back of his calf is just left split open. Not the neatest look, but we shall see as time goes on. I definitely prefer Shouki so far. I dont mind his extra train kibble in Robot mode. I prefer him to Getsuei.

Well, its going to be a long 5 months until Yukikaze comes out, and hopefully pre orders for MPG-04 Suiken should be revealed soon.
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2146298)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 2nd, 2022 @ 9:29pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:Well it all worked out. I woke up to an unexpected message this morning that my item was out for delivery! :DANCE: . He came around 9am via Fedex.

The train mode for Getsuei is great. However..as Chuck mentioned in his review, while the track pieces can fit together, the gauges (or width of the tracks themselves) are different, so connecting them together and having them travel along the track is an impossibility. Also, All of Getsuei's wheels become problematic to align on the track, plus there is a piece that drags bottom, making it impossible to glide smoothly on the track.

In Robot mode he is cool. I dont mind the kibble, and the back flap I keep down (despite the instructions), just looks way better.

Leg Mode (thanks again Chuck for the shortcut transformation) still... The back seems unfinished seeing as how the wheel sections dont clip back together, nor do the back panels. The Back of his calf is just left split open. Not the neatest look, but we shall see as time goes on. I definitely prefer Shouki so far. I dont mind his extra train kibble in Robot mode. I prefer him to Getsuei.

Well, its going to be a long 5 months until Yukikaze comes out, and hopefully pre orders for MPG-04 Suiken should be revealed soon.


DON'T LISTEN TO ME! The reason the instructions have you split the legs is so you can have enough clearance to swing those lower parts around. Otherwise you run the risk of breaking it like I did.
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2146606)
Posted by o.supreme on October 6th, 2022 @ 1:49pm CDT
MPG-04 available for pre-order on Amazon Japan:

https://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/B0B ... UTF8&psc=1?tag=seibertron00-22&
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2146607)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 6th, 2022 @ 2:22pm CDT
Thanks to Seibertronian o.supreme, we have news that the 4th of 6 MPG Trainbots has been officially revealed and is up for preorder.

The fourth figure in this MGP line is Suiken, who forms the left arm (and part of the foot) for Raiden. Suiken transforms into a Tokai-type 153 Express locomotive in a green and orange color scheme, a striking scheme compared to the 3 Trainbots revealed so far. Suiken stands about on par with the other Trainbots in terms of size, as seen in a comparison picture with Getsuei.

Suiken appears to have the left robot mode fist built into his design, an integration tactic seen on the Fall of Cybertron era combiners. A majority of his train mode forms the left arm to Raiden, while a portion breaks off and transforms into the foot wing kibble. He comes with his scaled blaster, the larger Raiden blaster, 2 pieces of train tracks, and a piece for his stand.

Suiken is listed on Amazon Japan for ¥17,705, or at the current exchange rate approximately $122.00 USD. His preorder is live, and we anticipate other stores will begin listing him before too long.

Check out the images below, and let us know what you think of the next Trainbot in the comments down below!

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Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2146608)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 6th, 2022 @ 2:24pm CDT
Best looking team member so far to me. I love this
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2146610)
Posted by Brokebot on October 6th, 2022 @ 2:54pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Best looking team member so far to me. I love this


;)^ This long, drawn-out release schedule is killing me, though.
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2146611)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on October 6th, 2022 @ 3:01pm CDT
I've been all in on these so far, but not for the combined mode, which is kinda sad. but I like trains, and I like the looks of the robots. also, just noticed that Getsuei's tracks when put together in the right order has a storage slot for the combiner sword. I'm sure people already knew this, but I think it's neat
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2146620)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 6th, 2022 @ 4:16pm CDT
Immortal Starscream wrote:I've been all in on these so far, but not for the combined mode, which is kinda sad. but I like trains, and I like the looks of the robots. also, just noticed that Getsuei's tracks when put together in the right order has a storage slot for the combiner sword. I'm sure people already knew this, but I think it's neat

Sword?
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2146622)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on October 6th, 2022 @ 4:21pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Immortal Starscream wrote:I've been all in on these so far, but not for the combined mode, which is kinda sad. but I like trains, and I like the looks of the robots. also, just noticed that Getsuei's tracks when put together in the right order has a storage slot for the combiner sword. I'm sure people already knew this, but I think it's neat

Sword?


Well, the sword hasn't been released yet, may not come untill the final train it, but we have a spot for it when it does

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Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2146623)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 6th, 2022 @ 4:24pm CDT
Immortal Starscream wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Immortal Starscream wrote:I've been all in on these so far, but not for the combined mode, which is kinda sad. but I like trains, and I like the looks of the robots. also, just noticed that Getsuei's tracks when put together in the right order has a storage slot for the combiner sword. I'm sure people already knew this, but I think it's neat

Sword?


Well, the sword hasn't been released yet, may not come untill the final train it, but we have a spot for it when it does

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But... Raiden nor any of his components have ever had a sword?
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2146625)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on October 6th, 2022 @ 4:32pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Immortal Starscream wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Immortal Starscream wrote:I've been all in on these so far, but not for the combined mode, which is kinda sad. but I like trains, and I like the looks of the robots. also, just noticed that Getsuei's tracks when put together in the right order has a storage slot for the combiner sword. I'm sure people already knew this, but I think it's neat

Sword?


Well, the sword hasn't been released yet, may not come untill the final train it, but we have a spot for it when it does

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But... Raiden nor any of his components have ever had a sword?



Been forever since I've seen headmasters so I can't remember if he had one there or not, but I couldn't find any images. Either way, the train track have a big sword shaped storage spot under them. Thepeg holes are even contoured to match the shape. Maybe Takara decided he needed one
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2146630)
Posted by o.supreme on October 6th, 2022 @ 5:21pm CDT
I've seen 3 Getsuei reviews online (one of them TT official Transformation video), and none of them mentions this... I never even looked under the track pieces :oops: , except to notice the gauges were different, so these wont all be able to go along the track together when completed.

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Here's another one... Is the term "Hand-Held Bazooka" by definition incorrect? ;) Every one I've ever seen requires you to rest it on your shoulder.
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2146632)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 6th, 2022 @ 5:30pm CDT
Immortal Starscream wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Immortal Starscream wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Immortal Starscream wrote:I've been all in on these so far, but not for the combined mode, which is kinda sad. but I like trains, and I like the looks of the robots. also, just noticed that Getsuei's tracks when put together in the right order has a storage slot for the combiner sword. I'm sure people already knew this, but I think it's neat

Sword?


Well, the sword hasn't been released yet, may not come untill the final train it, but we have a spot for it when it does

Image

But... Raiden nor any of his components have ever had a sword?



Been forever since I've seen headmasters so I can't remember if he had one there or not, but I couldn't find any images. Either way, the train track have a big sword shaped storage spot under them. Thepeg holes are even contoured to match the shape. Maybe Takara decided he needed one
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Posted by o.supreme on October 6th, 2022 @ 5:34pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Image


ok then some 3P company needs to make Lightsabers for all the combiners so we can reenact this scene:

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Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2146637)
Posted by Tigerhawk7109 on October 6th, 2022 @ 7:11pm CDT
Normally Suiken is my favorite of the Trainbots. But I just cannot get over how much of a mess that robot mode is. I'll stick with the Moon Studios version, thanks.

:BH-PREDACON: :SG-CONS:
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2146638)
Posted by Brokebot on October 6th, 2022 @ 7:18pm CDT
Immortal Starscream wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Immortal Starscream wrote:I've been all in on these so far, but not for the combined mode, which is kinda sad. but I like trains, and I like the looks of the robots. also, just noticed that Getsuei's tracks when put together in the right order has a storage slot for the combiner sword. I'm sure people already knew this, but I think it's neat

Sword?


Well, the sword hasn't been released yet, may not come untill the final train it, but we have a spot for it when it does

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I did not see that.
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Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 6th, 2022 @ 8:29pm CDT
Wow, I don't think anyone else has noticed this.
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Posted by Immortal Starscream on October 6th, 2022 @ 9:53pm CDT
Lol well dang, I figured I was late to the discussion on it. Glad To make the discovery then.
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Posted by Sabrblade on October 6th, 2022 @ 10:16pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Wow, I don't think anyone else has noticed this.
I first heard about it on Discord.
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Posted by Brokebot on October 7th, 2022 @ 6:34am CDT
Ok, smarter people than me, I'm curious about this one: the instructions show a piece to turn the tracks into stands (I guess so you can pose them in ways that need help to balance.) There's even a clear plastic piece for this prop-rod to plug into. But there's no prop rod included in the boxes.


What's the deal?
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Posted by TF-fan kev777 on October 7th, 2022 @ 7:02am CDT
Brokebot wrote:Ok, smarter people than me, I'm curious about this one: the instructions show a piece to turn the tracks into stands (I guess so you can pose them in ways that need help to balance.) There's even a clear plastic piece for this prop-rod to plug into. But there's no prop rod included in the boxes.


What's the deal?


I believe some previous MP's came with a stand that can work for these using the extra piece they provided. You would need the stand from another MP however.
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Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 7th, 2022 @ 7:08am CDT
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
Brokebot wrote:Ok, smarter people than me, I'm curious about this one: the instructions show a piece to turn the tracks into stands (I guess so you can pose them in ways that need help to balance.) There's even a clear plastic piece for this prop-rod to plug into. But there's no prop rod included in the boxes.


What's the deal?


I believe some previous MP's came with a stand that can work for these using the extra piece they provided. You would need the stand from another MP however.

Specifically, I think the necessary component came with MP Dinobot, and maybe 1 or a couple other MP Beast Wars figures
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2146666)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on October 7th, 2022 @ 7:25am CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
Brokebot wrote:Ok, smarter people than me, I'm curious about this one: the instructions show a piece to turn the tracks into stands (I guess so you can pose them in ways that need help to balance.) There's even a clear plastic piece for this prop-rod to plug into. But there's no prop rod included in the boxes.


What's the deal?


I believe some previous MP's came with a stand that can work for these using the extra piece they provided. You would need the stand from another MP however.

Specifically, I think the necessary component came with MP Dinobot, and maybe 1 or a couple other MP Beast Wars figures


also mp blackarachnia, v3 Starscream. technically, you can use the stock part of v2 megatron, but it won't plug into the tracks. seriously, I know others have said this, but jeeze has/tak/tomy rip that damn bandaid off and just start selling the display stands. stop letting bandai one-up you on this.
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Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 7th, 2022 @ 7:28am CDT
Immortal Starscream wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
Brokebot wrote:Ok, smarter people than me, I'm curious about this one: the instructions show a piece to turn the tracks into stands (I guess so you can pose them in ways that need help to balance.) There's even a clear plastic piece for this prop-rod to plug into. But there's no prop rod included in the boxes.


What's the deal?


I believe some previous MP's came with a stand that can work for these using the extra piece they provided. You would need the stand from another MP however.

Specifically, I think the necessary component came with MP Dinobot, and maybe 1 or a couple other MP Beast Wars figures


also mp blackarachnia, v3 Starscream. technically, you can use the stock part of v2 megatron, but it won't plug into the tracks. seriously, I know others have said this, but jeeze has/tak/tomy rip that damn bandaid off and just start selling the display stands. stop letting bandai one-up you on this.

I will not argue that, that is for sure
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2146673)
Posted by o.supreme on October 7th, 2022 @ 10:00am CDT
Yeah, it's basically a situation of "Stand Sold Separately". That may be indicated in Japanese somewhere in the instructions, but of course most of us don't understand the language, but I figured early on from other toy reviewers.
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2146692)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 7th, 2022 @ 6:06pm CDT
I'm throwing this out here, if you need MPG 02 Getsuei I'm selling my broken one for $75 shipped. It still works and can transform to all three modes but, as seen in my review, the ring around one of the posts broke off so the panel has to be parts formed for all three modes.
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2149067)
Posted by o.supreme on November 11th, 2022 @ 11:25am CST
Oof... #-o . The Yen has come on strong against the US Dollar the last week or so. Seeing my financial advantage of ordering from Amazon Japan melt away isn't fun, but I always knew there was a risk when I first ordered. My pre orders are still about 10 dollars cheaper on average after it's all said and done than Any domestic pre order, plus these things are always cyclical. The next MPG dosen't ship for another 4 months anyway.
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2149091)
Posted by Emerje on November 11th, 2022 @ 7:01pm CST
o.supreme wrote:Oof... #-o . The Yen has come on strong against the US Dollar the last week or so. Seeing my financial advantage of ordering from Amazon Japan melt away isn't fun, but I always knew there was a risk when I first ordered. My pre orders are still about 10 dollars cheaper on average after it's all said and done than Any domestic pre order, plus these things are always cyclical. The next MPG dosen't ship for another 4 months anyway.

Probably because of the election, they often have affects on exchange rates, especially when they drag on like this one is. It'll likely creep back down next month if not sooner.

Emerje
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2149124)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on November 12th, 2022 @ 2:21pm CST
You know it would have been awesome had :HASBRO: :TAKARATOMY: done what they did to Jetfire/Skyfire in reverse. They first gave us thie Commander Class then after the MP version, so the dream of combiner class Raiden not a MP well.... :roll: .

Anyway I've decided to hold on any of the current figures til "All Are One" :-P and released with a reivew to see what flaws may be involved AND it's worth the :ic$: . :VEHI:
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2152367)
Posted by o.supreme on December 24th, 2022 @ 10:59am CST
Well, looks like we get some photos from a booklet with the upcoming MPG-03

https://tieba.baidu.com/p/8195816820

AS the economy continues to tank, and my Amazon.jp pre-orders are basically even now with Hasbro and 3P retailer pre-orders, I guess the advantage is that those who ordered from Amazon will supposedly get theirs earlier.

Pre-orders for MPG 05 and 06 will be coming sometime in January (I'm guessing late January), also glad my initial prediction of trying to get this all done by the end of 2023 was accurate. It will be nice to have both a completed Raiden and Haslab Deathsaurus by end of 2023.

Also in terms of proportions, while I dont think the combined mode for Raiden looks terrible, the lower torso is what makes all the difference between him and say...CW/UW Devastator. All the other parts (legs, arms, upper torso) aren't that different. But whereas Lang Haul is the BIGGEST member of CW/UW Dev and makes up a good portion of his body, Kaen seemingly makes up the smallest part, with parts forming for other portions, and a LOT being left on the back. Too bad a little more couldn't have been adjusted to increase the lower abs proper to make him closer to CW/UW Devastator height, but oh well.

He will just be that oddball. Slightly taller than CW/UW/PotP combiners, but not as tall as Titan Dev or Predaking.
Re: Video Showing The Next Transformers MPG Trainbots from Takara (2152646)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 30th, 2022 @ 10:24am CST
I really need to see more of what they are doing with Kaen, the lower torso/thighs just seems so odd, I can't really get a good grasp of the design and why they made the choices they did yet.

I like him, he looks good, just ready to see the full picture now.

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