Masterpiece Cheetor Color Images!

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    I wish I could buy two, and give one to my six-year-old self in the past. Cheetor was always my favourite design from that show and the first TF figure I got.
     
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    End of february isnt going to get here fast enough.
    Just thought besides doing a tigertron re-mould, it might work for lio junior as well from BW ll. Lio Convoy would need a new mould since he was larger. But this could work for junior.
     
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    I don't think this would work for Lio Jr, as their robot modes aren't the same at all.

    However, list of available repaints/remolds/reshells could be

    Cheetor
    Red/blue eye Cheetor with fave mask
    Tigatron
    orange Tigatron
    Shadow Panther
    Horrorcon Cheetor
    pre-TM Fox Kids Cheetor/Cataclysm

    So, you've got some options.
     
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    Does upscaling count as retooling? Because, if not, there's no way we'd get a decent looking Tigatron out of Cheetor's mold. Despite them looking very similar in bot mode the differences between a tiger and a cheetah are pretty vast. Firstly there's the size difference and even if they don't make Tigatron the right size he still needs new heads for both modes (plus new swappable expressions,) a new bot mode faux chest, beafier front and hind legs and a much bulkier cat body. After all that TT are better off just doing a whole new mold which simply recreates the transformation steps of Cheetor and results in another perfect show accurate figure instead of producing an underfed teen looking version of a great character.
     
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    Many people are of the mind tigatron would be like Titans return chromedome, shares engineering but is a different mold
     
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    Yeah, I think Tigatron would be a reshell at worst (Offroad to Firstaid) and a larger model inspiration at best (Deadend>Chromedome, Starscream>starscream)
     
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    do you mean jetfire to starscream?
     
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    I apologize as I haven't been following along with the thread, but are there any comparison images for this figure yet?
     
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    Nothing official, the best you'll get is a toy show display with Primal and Cheetor in the same cabinet but at different levels.
     
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    Didn't say they were. If they used the same basic skeletal structure and engineering, this could be a Lio Jr. Highly doubt they would incorporate the combining feature to make a MP Magnaboss. Which would be freaking cool, but one can dream. The way HasTak has been sharing the engineering on completely different characters lately across different lines, like TR Chromedome and CW Dead End. IMO could work. Same transform but totally different bot and alt modes.
     
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    Yeah, if TT is serious about this hyper show-accurate direction for BW Mps, Tigatron would have to be a new mould.
     
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    Why would the masterpiece line drop something that was integral to the character and original figure? If a masterpiece lio jr ever gets made it'll be the head of a masterpiece magnaboss no question
     
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    If they did include it and did a MP Magnaboss, it would make me and a lot of other fans super happy. :)  I just don't see Takara doing it. They will change what they think needs to be changed for the good of the figure. They made headmasters out of bots that weren't before, combiner torsos and limbs as well. They have set a precedence before: MP Optimus Primal, if you got the mace accessory, does it store in the forearm like the original ultra toy? No. Plus he never used it on the show either, but its a great nod to the '96 toy.
    Anyway back on topic: still waiting for end of feb. so I can put Cheetor next to Big Bot.
     
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    Mp primal was made to be SHOW accurate not toy accurate. Mp 38 is a nice little extra. Mp 32 didn't have a mace. Also they made non headmasters into headmasters and non combiners into combiners in the non masterpiece lines, masterpiece these days is largely meant to be SHOW accurate. Making a hypothetical lio jr that isn't a combiner is exactly counter to what masterpiece is
     
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    You forget MP 32 had the diecast mace in the banana box edition?
     
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    no i didnt, Hasbro Asia made the diecast mace as an exclusive for their market, in other words it was an afterthought, thats why the mace that comes with mp38 is a different mold, both the mace head and handle are different
     
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    Yes, you are correct about Deadend>Chromedome. But Cheetor and Lio Jr do NOT share the same skeletal structure, let alone the same engineering. Their bot mods are nothing alike, and the alt modes have about as much in common as a chair has in common with a table. Four legs and a tail. That's not a basis for a remold.

    The Masterpiece line is not the same as the main line. It has different standards. The designers know this. "Close enough" is, in fact, not.
     
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    and the days keep crawling away....man the wait is terrible...give me my kittycat
     
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