MP 10 diecast speculation

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  1. Golden Age

    Golden Age BATTLE BEAST

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    Looking over some of the recent pictures from the 2011 Tokyo toy show i'd say that the new Prime has metal content on his chest, waist, wrists, feet, and leg vents. There may be more, but im happy to see that Takara didnt skimp on the diecast this time around.
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    Just chest IMO they went down on the diecast since 1 look at the seekers or rodimus.
     
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    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I mentioned this in one of the other MP-10 threads. All of the red and most of the blue surfaces appear to have that heavy-paint-on-metal texture. Then again, this could very well be a mock up, as the truck mode cab seems to look a lot more plasticy.

    I really hope the diecast content is at a minimum. The last thing I would want on a $250 toy is paint scratching and fitting issues. Not to mention top-heaviness.
     
  4. Golden Age

    Golden Age BATTLE BEAST

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    Im opposite. From a $250 toy I want metal and lots of it.
     
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    Exact same thing. Plus, it seems they went for a more posable figure this time so balance issue due to weight would be even more annoying than usually.
     
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    I hope not. Metal should be used only in the more delicate parts (like the seekers' metal frame)
     
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    Minimum amount of metal would be ideal, no need to have one figure the same size as another be two or three times heavier.
     
  8. Golden Age

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    So far the MPs that use more diecast (Prime, Grimlock) have been better received than the ones using less (Megatron,Seekers,Rodimus). I think diecast appeals more to older fans and collectors of high end toys like SOC's and at this price point, thats who we're moslty talking about.
     
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    I feel the same way. If they actually ditched die cast, or used it so it wasn't problematic over the long-term, I'd be much more likely to pick this up in the hopes it would age better than MP-4. I could care less for die cast, personally.
     
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    Me too. I want to like diecast, but these issues just make it difficult for me to. Paint chipping is a big issue to me.
     
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    I grew up on G1 as a little kid and played with the original toys, so I guess I quality as an "older fan," and I don't like die cast applied to toys outside of G1 reissues of toys that used die cast then.

    I realize I'm just one person, and I don't know where the "older fans" lean, but I don't know if you can make a blanket statement in that regard either. I don't mind shelling out for expensive toys, but I do try to keep in mind how they'll age when I shell out that kind of money, and die cast can bring on its own set of problems over time.
     
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    Me too.
     
  13. Golden Age

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    it seems like diecast isnt quite as popular as I thought. But looking closely at the photos, it seems like MP 10 has a decent amount. Perhaps only second to MP 01.
     
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    If Hasbro ARE involved in this, and intend to market it in the U.S, then it's a $60-70 toy and Takara have bundled in a few things so
    they can pad the price to 250.

    Diecast feet. I expect nothing more.
     
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    I wonder if TCracker can add to this thread?

    The main reason I like die-cast is because it has to be painted and it's the painted finish that looks great on toy vehicles. Alternity managed the same thing by painting the plastic which is fine if you ask me... It's just unpainted plastic that looks crap for toy cars/trucks.
     
  17. Golden Age

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    So you think the diecast visible from the pictures in the chest,waist and vents are just for the prototype?
     
  18. megatroptimus

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    Yeah. This isn't a toy, this is a masterpiece figure. I don't even remember the last time one of my die-cast figures (BT, MP, SOC, Brave Gokin, etc.) suffered from a paint chip. Actually, I don't think it ever happened.
     
  19. wildfly

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    I just plain don't trust them not to pull a swticheroo.

    Simple as that.
     
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    When was the last time die-cast got removed from a sample this close to the release?
     

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