35th Anniversary Optimus Prime

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Retroheavy, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Sam

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    Check out the TTMall page for MP-29+ and you'll see where Takara are coming from. It is closer to the toy than MP-29 in colours, though not in the new smaller eye. It definitely makes a regular toy-accurate repaint even more unlikely, since it'll look pretty similar.
     
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    Sam, like I said, I don't deny how Takara is marketing the figure. Simply that there exists plenty of evidence and opinion, as shown, that leave this matter to individual collector appreciation, despite their marketing.
     
  3. Gamerlingual

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    Originally:
    当時のアニメカラーをより忠実に再現
    アニメカラー = Anime colors
    And Anime as people are aware it's Japanese word for Animation, regardless of American, Japanese style or other region. So yea, it's focusing on the cartoon. Their marketing is a mess.

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    Except their QC has been shit lately and even mod Shin Densetsu stated that they need to crack the whip and get going with improving on their QC. I still collect Takara-Tomy regardless, but hell no, their QC is nowhere near perfect.
     
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    And with Google Chrome Translate

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    If you want to use this as a toy accurate shockwave, by all means, do what you want, it’s your collection.

    That being said, when the company making it says it’s the “anime version”, when it’s colored the way a majority of people remember him in the show (and is notably different than the shade of purple of the original toy, which was quite a bit more blue, and slightly darker), when the head is accurate to the animation and not the original toy, and when there are cartoon style logos tampographed onto the figure, it’s animation accurate.
     
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  6. franpincho

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    This makes ALL the difference in the world. I HATE stickers on my bots, and as stupid as this may sound, it is the #1 reason I stopped collecting 3P. I will get some of them still, like XTB's Stunticons (Their Menasor looks SOOOO SUNBOW G1, IS INSANE!) because I'm a Menasor whore. But for me, "IMO" stickers have no place on MP figures.

    Hell, Arcadia charges $150 more for their "tampoed" versions on their valks, and they sell out in seconds.

    It was the #1 reason I was never 100% in love with MP-29. This fixes it, it seems.
     
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    Yeah I see where you're coming from. + releases from MP-22 onwards should probably denote toy accuracy, since that was the definite shift to toon accuracy, right? MP-29 was a funny one because it wasn't the most common colouring in the cartoon, the bigger eye is reminiscent of the famous 'are all dead' conic cover and the toy, not of his toon appearance.

    They could've easily labelled 29+ a toy repaint (with a different shade as Prime135 says) and not even bothered redoing the eye, but I'm grateful they did and also happy we're finally getting toon tampos on a darker Shockwave. Thrilled actually!

    Definitely made more confusing by his simultaneous announcement with 36+.

    This new Prime with a yellow-eyed toy accurate head masterpiecerized like 36+'s though? YUM. Give him silver biceps, orange-tinted windows, tampos, autobot insignia on both shoulders, a nice purple-blue, and a purple-blue roller too! If 36+ can come with his stock and silencer, Prime + can come with his trailer still, right? With all the beautiful colours in the interior that the original toy had.
    Damn, that'd even go well with Diaclone reboot collections.
     
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    Saying yum makes eat feel like this turns you on. I hope that’s not the case :confused: 
     
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    Sounds about right, and vice versa for the 'toon redecos for MP-numbers designated before. I'm only really waiting on MP-20 Wheejack to get his lighter grey and brighter green, tbh. Maybe Soundwave too ...I mean, not much point of a toy-accurate MP-13 with yellow visor, for example, when Hasbro already did it.

    Pale blue screen, white thighs/forearms/face plate and dark grey feet however ....?


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    "White high-lights su-pe-rior, silver parts in-fe-riorrrr ..."
     
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    I'm not sure how much you can retool Soundwave to improve accuracy though. Seems pretty on as it is.
     
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    i would buy a + version of soundwave without even thinking about :) 
     
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    I sold my Soundwave in anticipation
     
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    Wouldn't be surprised if we got a modified Soundwave or a whole new one at this point.
     
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    It's been 4 days since this new MP Prime was sort of shown and already looks outdated, so hopefully there will be a V4 announcement soon so that we don't even have to deal with that archaic looking lego block that can probably only do 90% of the idiotic yoga poses that people seemingly require in their robot articulation. What a piece of shit.
     
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    i really doubt we will get a new mold for soundwave as what we already got is not that bad but cartoon repaint i reckon is on the cards at somepoint in the near future :) 
     
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    Maybe it was lazy for the cartoon to omit stuff like Infernos ladder or Prime's wheels. But it's not lazy for MPs to replicate them. In fact, it's more challenging. That's what make the figures MP worthy.
     
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    This. It will happen, same with the seekers. A "+" version is not enough.
     
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    I feel sorry for you if you truly were unable to detect facetious sarcasm and thought that was serious.

    Okay, I'll bite. Please tell us what the problem with MP Soundwave is now??

    Christ.... it never ends. :rolleyes2 
     
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