Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Ra88, Feb 28, 2017.
How abt those guns & weapons kit recently released by Mr Bucket MR-01?
There's a kit from a company called Mr. Bucket that's basically updated versions of the UFO accessories to work with both MPM4 and ROTF Leader using new hands. The hands have alternate backs that can attach the knuckle duster, swords, and hooks
I'm not there personally. I definitely think the robot mode is better on mpm 4, but I much prefer the vehicle mode and transformation of RotF leader Prime.
thanks for the kit updates.. I forgot Mr.Bucket.
I have yet to see a Jetwing / Flight Tech made by 3Ps.
Yeah, there are the MrBuckets kit and Prime Star hooks.
Iron Warrior (responsible of the upcoming TFP dmk figures) it's making a JetFire armor too.
I agree that the vehicle mode on the ROTF Leader is better, though, I find the improvements on the MPM's robot mode to make significant contributes to why I think the MPM is superior. I mostly display my figures in robot mode so I find that to be a priority. It's a shame the MPM had such terrible tolerances, otherwise, it could have definitely stood as the definitive movie Prime in a larger number of collectors' eyes. I predict an eventual "Buster" MPM will steal the spotlight from Leader Prime.
^make that Buster MPM Prime WITH FIXED HOOD :
Yes! I meant to add making a Buster that can actually tab in correctly. Having an MPM that can transform without frustration would've received a lot more of a positive reception than it did. The mold is amazing.
You guys can have your mpm buster prime and all, but I just want an arm guard for the current mpm prime's gun.
I wouldn't mind a flipped version so he can dual wield.
I'm the only one who feels they're going to re-do prime? (like 25-50% at least) but now using modern techniques like with barricade and ironhide, i do mean the use of the ILM files and stuff.
Also i hope there's a buster version coming.
Yeah, most collectors seem to prefer the robot mode. I go for both modes and the transformation all equally. I love displaying my leader Primes with the UFO trailer and the vehicle mode scale is my primary scaling concern.
I'm almost positive they'll make another one, just like they've done with the first MP and the leader Prime. Now, though, they have competition with companies like LT and Black Mamba cutting into their demand.
I thought they already had access to those ILM CG files for the current MPM line?
I'm sure they started with barricade as trend, in fact, i'm sure the first source said that they were going to start with barricade using that files.
Anyway, let's remember the first two were just an "experiment".
Count me in for those hoping a re-do of the MPM-4.
Hasbro must do it or Legendary Toys and Black Apple can slap their faces saying,
"This is how you fix your own mess".
Really downright frustrating that Has-Tak have the Cad files and 3D assets from ILM yet the final product is a mess.
If the hood can't flush fully, what do you call that? What's sad is that they charged us full price on a product that doesn't really sit in together.
Has-Tak can't even put a display demo figure of MPM-4 in truck mode in their promotion events. Goes to show their guilty of the mess.
Considering they made MPM4 only a year or two ago I highly doubt we will see another attempt from HasTak anytime soon. Even if they did a buster or DOTM version, it’d essentially be the same figure. Better to place hopes on third parties making first trilogy Prime because that seems more likely imo
Honestly, the MPM Prime as figure i can say it's really fun and amazing in its own, but as representation, IMHO, it's a big disappointment.
The reason i want a new brand official, it's because Takara unlike the 3Ps, has access to the actual CAD files to replicate it better.
They already had access to the ILM files, and this has been a trend since ROTF (i.e. movie comes out, initial toys use concept art, any future toys use final ILM models). If I recall correctly the only thing that's changed is that since the latter end of TLK, they now directly use bits of the ILM models when making CADs of new toys.
The only way MPM-4 could be closer to the ILM model is through an alternate transformation (and by fixing the weirdly off-model head), but all the details are on point otherwise, and have been for the vast majority of original trilogy Optimus toys since 2009.
Other than a DOTM retool, I wouldn't go expecting a new MP design for movie Optimus. Once the series is rebooted Hasbro won't look back on these designs, especially if the new films receive the good press that the previous ones failed to garner. G1 Optimus is a different scenario, since he's the most iconic and loved incarnation of a classic character, not to mention deeply rooted in popular and 1980s culture. Look at the number of older Marvel and DC movie collectibles that are released nowadays - Hasbro probably wouldn't even have reason to release that few for the Bay movies once they have the new ball rolling.
Hmm, I have a slightly different prediction. I believe the mainline will transfer over to the reboot character designs once that happens, however, I feel like the MPM line will still produce old movieverse characters. Granted, the movie characters aren't as rooted in the brand as the G1 characters, they still carry nostalgia. There are many fans who'd love to have an MPM Blackout of an MPM Bonecrusher, regardless of the reboot. I definitely see at least all of the movie 1 characters being produced.
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