Is Masterpiece Sideswipe is a complete waste?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Starwave, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Starwave

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    Does anyone else feel Masterpiece Sideswipe is a complete waste? I mean yeah, the remold and repaint possibilities are off the scale, but the character isn't very important or influential to the series/franchise. I mean yeah, we are getting Soundwave too, but wouldn't you rather be getting Soundwave and Ironhide? Shockwave? Galvatron? Ratchet? I mean, even Bumblebee! It just feels to me like they could have made a more important/influential character before they make Sideswipe. Just my opinion, what are everyone else's thoughts?
     
  2. Ultra BuckNutz

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    I agree that there would have been other characters I'd want to see first (for me, Hound, Jazz, Prowl, and Shockwave would all have be preferred). However, I am thrilled to death by the officially licensed Lambo, and I can see why they'd want to choose him as they get one immediate re-sue of the mold (and I still wouldn't be surprised if they tried to squeeze a Sunstreaker out of it). My money on the next G1 Autobot is Prowl for the simple fact that they can use it three times.
     
  3. LordShockwave

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    they just did the sideswipe masterpiece now because they got lamborgini licence to use it's car.
     
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    Bumblebee is a mess of problems.
     
  5. Starwave

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    I wasn't aware it was all about getting a Lamborgini license. I guess that makes sense now. Still, I think they could have done a character a little more important than Sideswipe. At least we are getting Soundwave, though, so there's not much room to complain.
     
  6. grimlock1972

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    I respectfully disagree with you, while there are a number of characters id like to see get MP designs, I see no problem with releasing him now.
     
  7. Valkysas

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    I love that they're changing it up a bit and releasing a character like Sideswipe.
     
  8. Alucard77

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    Well look at it from a business stand point, more money from a straight repaint and one extra part in the mold.
     
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    I happen to like Sideswipe, and I love Lamborghini cars. I own a G2 Sideswipe, and the Classics Sideswipe and Sunstreaker (but I'll probably never be able to afford an actual Lamborghini). If there is any way that I can find or afford the MP version of this guy, I'll have him. Besides, we're getting Soundwave too, and we'll never see the Megatron mold sold stateside (and I hear that it's not that great anyway), so who else are they gonna do? If I see another Bumblebee anything, I may puke...
     
  10. depthcharge82

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    masterpiece ironhide?
     
  11. Skalor

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    Nice to see another Autobot to help balance things out a bit. Prime and Grimlock are badass, but have been having a hard time holding off all the seekers on my shelf. (Didn't care for the Rodimus or UM releases)
     
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    I'll be sitting over here in my corner, waiting patiently for Soundwave and Shockwave.
     
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    Lamborghini Countach or Nissan Onebox Vanette? Hmm...

    Characters aside, which of those is really the more appealing buy?

    Besides, Nissan has no problem licensing out a likeness to TakaraTomy. They have to capitalize on getting Lamborghini to allow this.
     

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