First look at MPM Optimus Prime?

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Ra88, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. Seth Sunthay

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    I think...Hasbro will release theme as (obviously) TRU exclusives, the prices will be 100$/80$ respectively UNLESS you're buying them in these online stores (that's why BBTS, TFsource, etc, haven't said the prices because they won't sell these figures).
    And something in my head says that the Takara versions will come after these months (quite different to the hasbro version).
    But if Takara sells them at the same time, they should have made the pre-orders NOW, the pre-orders for Megatron started 6 months before its eventual release.
    In4 months this will be released, Bee in two and we haven't got the pre-orders yet

    This smells something wrong.
     
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    eltonlin98 Au revoir movie forum, 2 many spoilers ffs

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    As we still have Hascon and Tokyo Toy Show to expect some more MPM news, I think we can rest easy. Just this past week, I asked HLJ about another TF product scheduled for a July release, and they said they didn't know if their manifest would include it. I feel it's still too early for online retailers to know what they will stock until more details about a product is announced. You are right though, I think we can expect the Takara release to be later (though this wasn't the case with MP Bumblebee iirc)
     
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  3. Megatron118

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    September ain't too bad!

    I also saw pics of a custom ROTF-leader-scaled TF2007 Megatron on Daimchoc's Facebook page today, and it made me realize how cool an MPM Megatron would be. It'd be great if HasTak could do it, but if not, that customizer should collaborate with some third parties.
     
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  4. Prime135

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    There's no "I think"necessary, we already know this guy is a TRU exclusive and will retail for $99.99 USD
     
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    eltonlin98 Au revoir movie forum, 2 many spoilers ffs

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    I really can't wait to see how they manage his weapons arsenal, such as his extending cannon and his flail. Oh god yes
     
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    Can the mods change the title to reflect that this isn't our "first look" anymore? While we do still need better pics of the figure properly transformed, we know what this product is now. So this should just become the dedicated MPM Optimus thread.
     
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    please show what you mean I don't see any difference wjen I compared hin to the cgi model and to stills on my TV. However I'm willing to give you the benefit of doubt
     
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    That's how they were in the first movue rhe definitely "jutted" out just like that
     
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    I guess it depends on your definition of "jutted" lol.

    I dug through TFW's screencaptures of the movie and found these two pictures. I could find more but just for quick reference. Yes Prime's chest hood does "jut" out but the CGI makes it a lot more streamline and compact. To me, it angles in more and the actual hood section does not have nearly as much depth as on the MPM figure.

    transformers-blu-ray-0673.jpg transformers-blu-ray-0923.jpg mpmsize-01.jpg


    I get what Has/Tak did to make Prime's transformation "accurate" by having the actual hood of the truck become his chest, unlike what the leader mold did. It's a commendable effort and it to get it as close as they did in plastic form shows some good engineering. I personally don't like it that much but I won't knock it for those that do.
     
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  10. Seth Sunthay

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    The scale in the movies definitely is inconsistent, but k would like to see how tall could be my boi ironhide.
     
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    How could the scale in the movies be i consistant if they used the same CG models for every scene?

    I mean, Grindo was oversized, and was also listed as being a Sea Stallion(which were smaller then MH-53s) but they are consistant shot to shot.
     
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    The size of the cg models are occasionally tweaked for dramatic effect.
     
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    The screenshots I included also highlights the use of perspective in the movies. Ratchet seems taller than usual in the first shot since he's in front of Prime. I think the sizes seem to be more wacky because they are creating these robots from nothing but CG. If you were to put actual people in the same positions our eyes would be able to perceive the heights better.

    Lots of mind games with the movies.
     
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    HK retailers have started accepting pre-orders, so Hasbro Asia is definitely past that stage. I think that this MPM is a bit different from usual because they are aiming for a simultaneous worldwide release, so perhaps Hasbro Asia is not releasing stock to US e-tailers like BBTS.
     
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    Ok but think of it this way guys. Ok let's just say 2 reasons. One is you order the Masterpiece so you sell the ROTF/DOTM mold.

    2 things can happen. *ONE*, you sell the ROTF and all'a sudden there is too much demand for the Masterpiece and they cancel your order. THEN you find out there was a shortage and because of that ppl are holding on right to their leader class molds.

    OR

    You order the toy you know it's coming so you sell off the Leader Class ROTF/DOTM to pay for costs or because you don't like having 2 in a collection (whatever the case may be). But when you get the toy it totally isn't what you wanted, it's a floppy mess and won't stand up well, and is NOT a solid figure. You wish you at least had your ROTF back buy everyone by that point has found out the bad news and won't sell their leader class.

    I don't think these will happen but im.just saying good reasons NOT to sell your old toys OR you been collecting as long as me (20+ years I'm 40 :lol ) & know in the future u are gonna wish u never sold it.
     
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    Judging by some pics,I think it will be a floppy mess
     
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    Literally every single picture has the figure mistransformed—there is no indication whatsoever that it will be a floppy mess. Just look at the picture for ROTF Prime on the back of its original box, and compare it to the proper transformation. Same story here with MPM Prime
     
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    I went by some pics of fully transformed.The one with girl had her holding it in way that wade it seem like she was trying to support it and the whole looked like it was falling over under his own weight.There was another one that looked like the guy was supporting it with his hand and even then it could barley hold a pose.
     
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    That's not properly transformed at all, I don't know where you're getting these ideas from. You're only making conjectures
     
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    still.Its transformed enough where we can see the limbs if the limbs are floppy or not.

    I am still gonna wait for reviews but I might stick to the rotf optimus only because of the size
     

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