Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by gigtigre, Oct 17, 2016.
This figure is AWESOME!!! I can't wait.
All this time to release and they didn't improve the face sculpt....grrr
Not only that, they made it worse. Such a shame, since everything else about this figure is a huge improvement over MP-27.
What's wrong with the face sculpt?
It's too narrow and youthful looking, and lacking in personality. Ironhide is a rugged warrior. Does that look like the face of a rugged warrior?
I'm pretty sure that guy who made the review video was even making fun of it, but I don't speak Chinese, so I'm not certain.
it’s impossible to perfectly replicate the inconsistent appearance of an ‘80s cartoon character. What matters is that when you look at the toy’s face, you know immediately who it is.
To me, it's very evocative of the original G1 character. I agree it's on the youthful side, by I don't mind that at all. The face plate can easily be removed, which makes the possibility of alternative face plates (in addition the ones provided by WJ) very likely down the road. Not that I think it needs it. For $60, given the size and quality of this figure, a somewhat youthful looking standard face plate that's essentially identical to the original figure's seems like a very picky nitpick. But that's just my opinion.
You can make ironhide look like hes not 10.
BB7 made an upgrade kit for MPP10 with a new head sculpt. Perhaps they will make one for MPP27 for people who want to see a different look. It should be even easier given the interchangeable face plate design.
I hope so.
The downsized MP size I mean.
Yup, I STILL haven't picked up an MP Prime in hopes for this kind of announcement.
They somehow used the face MP Ironhide had in the testshots
I don't expect it to perfectly replicate the cartoon, and I agree that the only thing that matters is that the face evokes an image of the character it is representing, but I don't think that face does. Ironhide is supposed to be a hard-nosed warrior. He's not an old, grizzled veteran, like Kup, but he also shouldn't look like an androgynous teenaged K-pop star.
I'm not saying it's enough to turn me off from buying the figure, but it's still disappointing, considering all the effort they went through to make the rest of it look so much more like Ironhide than the official MP-27 does.
Furthermore, while I respect that your opinion on the face differs from mine, I don't think suggesting that alternative face plates may be available in the future is a valid counterpoint to my complaint, as we're discussing the figure as it exists now.
Face looks bad, same thing happened with their OS KO Arcee. Looks very... KO
The huge gap at the hips above the legs make the entire proportion look wrong, like its a bad copy. Made the narrow hips without the hip panels look worse.
The twisting and and turning of all those parts to hide the hip panels and fender behind, feels very un-toylike. In that its too custom DIY (which it is) and thus not very elegant. I won't enjoy the transformation, which is an important part of an MP figure for me.
The addition of these mirrors are a nice touch.
All in all, the biggest reason I won't get this is the face.
I'll probably get 2.
I'm going 100% OS MP after seeing how well MPP27 is turning out after the phenomenal MPP10. The OS MPs are far and away better than the MPs on virtually criterion. I look forward to WJ and Robot Hero and others releasing every OS MP.
Good for you?
I might do it just to spite you.
Show em who's boss.
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