Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Shin Densetsu, Jul 18, 2015.
I agree, I think they look fine and I'm happy with mine
Completely agreed. My priorities are the following:
1. Idealized version of the character, with prioritization on toy aesthetics, as opposed to Sunbow-only aesthetics (assuming the original toy is good): proportions / color accuracy / etc.
2. Pose-ability / Articulation
3. Stability / Heft
4. Lots of molded and painted details, chrome, greebles
It appears MT Meteor nails #1 and #2, is average on #3, and is lacking in #4.
In comparison, MP11 is average at #1, poor at #2, below average at #3, and good at #4.
For all of these reasons, it appears I was right to sell my KBB Star Burst in anticipation for this.
For those who want more detail, repro labels could surface or you could customize. That’s the nice thing about starting with the Sunbow, just like Downbeat. If he is made with all the extras out of the box, you can’t as easily strip anything to make him more toon. It’s not like you are screwed if you buy him and want to add to him.
Darn you and your logic.
I still prefer molded details, and I'm not a huge fan of stickers, but you make an excellent point.
I only have the Robot Hero oversized mp-11 KO's. The extra detail looks great at that larger scale and no swirly plastic, it's all top notch but ever since mp-27, I'm all about the Sunbow aesthetics. TOON ACCURACY FOR LIFE!
HMs leg transformation to hide the fins is incredible!
It was mp33 that started it.
Very good point.
So you don't think MP-29 or MP-32 are toon accurate... I think it's debatable where it "started". You could argue that it started with Ultra Magnus or it was a gradual evolution. But for me it seems pretty obvious that they where pushing for a more toon accurate representation in the line starting with Ironhide.
Cool story for the bros... I lost track of the MP numbers after 14...once they started coming out at a faster pace, and once they started giving random Rodneys their own numbers. I know 15 & 16 are the cassettes, but I don't know which is which. From there I could figure out which is which up to Ultra Magnus, but not off the top of my head just know who, say, MP-18 is. After Magnus, I don't even know who has what number.
Heh, yeah, same here. The moment Obscure-Not-Even-Transformer-Characters-Repaint/Remold releases started getting their own MP numbers, while actual characters like the Seekers & Coneheads were only getting letters tacked onto MP-11, I lost all track of the release numbers.
Totally agree, I just use this:
The Transformers: Masterpiece - Transformers Wiki
I can name dem all, except for which cassette goes with which number.
I'd say mp22 was the first fully toon figure of recent times with mp25 starting the full mass shift. Ironically mp09 is arguably one of the most screen accurate figures before it was even a thing.
MP09 is what started the scale standard contrary to the belief it was MP10. MP10 was based off of scale next to MP09 as the new standard. But toon accuracy was way later apart from MP09 which you are completely dead on about.
If TT were to reissue MP-09 just with better materials that fix everything it will still be the best Rodimus/Hot Rod ever made. Would gladly pay retail for that, it is such a beautiful figure.
That is also very true. Mp-09's sin was that it was simply too ambitious for its own good. Way ahead of its time.
This is something I will agree with you, though personaly as an avid SG collector his black version was sorely lacking the damn beard. Snapping parts ignored ofc......
The black version is simply stunning. So god damn beautiful. A stand alone piece that sadly, can not be touched.
I have contemplated buying it again and fix it somehow, but I shouldn't have to do that.
I shouldn't have to fix my mpm4, but i did amyway and i love it.
Still doesnt tab but i love it either way.
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