MP 38: Another Beast Convoy?

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  1. trey carter

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    And quite frankly wasting our damn time! Who wants a $100 repaint tht probably didnt even show up in the show?
     
  2. DocSeth81

    DocSeth81 All Around Nice Guy who doesnt like soccer

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    maybe its optimal optimus
     
  3. tigatron2002

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    Boo hoo hoo, g1 has had 10 years of masterpieces and beast wars gets 2 new molds and a repaint whaaaaaa, seriously, repainted are inevitable and branching into lines outside g1 is inevitable. Be happy for people that enjoy variety in the brand
     
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  4. Thundershot

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    The general rule of thumb seems to be...

    New character = new number
    Unless it's an exclusive, and it gets a letter (Tigertrack, Clampdown, Seekers)
    If it's the same toy with a new deco, they use letters as well (G2 Sideswipe, G2 Bee).

    Obviously that "rule" is only valid until they change it :lol 

    So I'm hoping for a different character remold/repaint of Primal.
     
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  5. Smokescreen38

    Smokescreen38 Fight fire with smoke!

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    Well...I suspect the threshold for sales targets is much lower on a repaint which allows them a lot of latitude regarding the weirdness of the release. That gives us neat/oddball figures like Marlboro Wheeljack ("Exhaust") and G2 Sideswipe. I suppose that's a major advantage of these repaints.

    Also, nobody is making you buy them...which is a plus. :D 

    The "Supreme Commander" title doesn't indicate anything about the red "burning" scheme but I agree with those who think that Optimal Optimus is out of the question at that price. This is a delicious, banana flavored mystery.
     
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    BW MPs are getting repaints?!?


    Oh noes!!!!!!
     
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  7. Robogeek28

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    Preorder up at BBTS already. :lol 
     
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  8. Metal Sonic

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    Look in the Masterpiece Appreciation thread. You'll see Silverstreak. You'll see Red Bumblebee. Skywarp. Soundblaster. Shattered Glass Optimus Prime. Soon you'll see this guy. Every one has it's audience. Sometimes just because it looks cool.

    Don't buy it if you don't want it. But "wasting our time" my ass.
     
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  9. Deductor

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    Lol the thought of getting in a huff about the number on the box is very petty. Impatient collectors aren't we all. Why be upset over a price of a repaint you think is shit? You aren't shelling out the cash. I shelled out $70 for mp 28 with the crap chrome job but SOOOO lol I wanted it, I bought it, wasn't the $20 I'd love to spend on an MP. 100+ for delta Magnus is still justifiable, cuz its Magnus. I wish someone would post a Takaras rules for Masterpiece Transformers, lol I think I missed that. I hope with MP-38 it include some awesome enhancements for the OP Monkey. That'd be rad. Didn't ever watch BW but I had to have O Primal. He's just too cool not to own. Did he ever have a boost suit or wing upgrade or any add on effect in the show besides having the flame wear?
     
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  10. Deductor

    Deductor Hubris Repellent

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    Oh, Hoverboard? Hmmm
     
  11. Ejector369

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    On TFU.info, I read that Lio Convoy and Big Convoy are both Cybertron Supreme Commanders, so MP-38 could be either one and not a repaint of Optimus Primal.

    However, Lio Convoy is more likely to be made next than Big Convoy.

    What are your thoughts?
     
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    My guess is that it will be a red and blue repaint. Think the Year of the Monkey Primal or Primal Prime color-scheme translated to the MP figure's body.
     
  13. T-Hybrid

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    Oh sorry! I'll change mine too.
     
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  14. tigatron2002

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    Not likely as they are lioconvoy and big convoy, not beast convoy
     
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    I don't think they'd reveal a *new* mold in this manner. And Big Convoy would probably be more expensive/bigger than Primal.

    I think we'll end up getting Lioconvoy...but maybe not until they've also done the Tigatron repaint of Cheetor.
     
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    I seriously doubt Tigatron is going to be a repaint of Cheetor. They're two completely different animals.
     
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    Re shell/shared engineering yes, repaint is doubtful though
     
  19. Type-R

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    That's right. There is no precedence for TakaraTomy revealing new molds via retailer solicits.

    They usually build up hype for new molds by teasing and promoting them in hobby magazines and toy shows before finally soliciting pre-orders. MP-32 even got a series of weekly online Beast Wars specials to showcase the line art, CG renderings and prototype.

    Anyone hoping that this is anything other than an MP-32 recolor/retool (possibly with new accessories) is going to be disappointed.
     
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    Pretty sure it's not, if that would be the case they would’ve just named it Burning Convoy, but they didn't.

    I'm calling it again guys, it's BW Optimus Prime, a repaint and retool of MP Primal based on the original toy gorilla. Maybe they even go all out and actually sculpt fur and have it look more like a real ape in alt-mode than the CG model from the show.
     
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