MP-39 Sunstreaker Edit June 22: from post by @optimalprimus via サンストリーカー開発インタビュー｜トランスフォーマーオフィシャルサイト｜タカラトミー and MP-39 サンストリーカー｜トランスフォーマーオフィシャルサイト｜タカラトミー This one has a great 360 turn around feature!!! Sunstory car development interview 2017.06.21 Q. How did you get into commercialization this time? There is a desire to arrange all of the car robot system initial members with the masterpiece, and among this, we decided to commercialize the "Sunstory car" this time. In "Diacron" the sunstriker is Car Robot No.1, and Newcomerg, the base of Lambor, was also its revenge. In this masterpiece, Lambort became the leader of the car robot series, so there is also a relationship that is reversed, adding car style styling, gimmicks, etc. and pursuing the likeness of "counterk". Q. What is the point of the product? At the time of Lambor, as well as Transformers fans, even counterduck fans could have picked it up and it was popular, and in Sun Streetcar aiming for goods that can be accepted even by counter fans while taking advantage of the setting of animation It was. I tried to reproduce both the anime setting and the actual car model, and challenged to perfectly transform it instead of replacing it. Speaking of countercocks, it is a door that opens upwards, thinking that it is a retractable light, and this is also reproduced. We realized opening and closing of MP series' first 'scizza' and 'retractable headlight'. In addition, the shoulder has become a drawer joint, in addition to setting to swing back and forth, since the joint is set so that the entire arm also rises, it is possible to take a pose to hold the gun in front . Q. What made you struggle to develop? In order to establish the proportion of the robot mode while enabling 3 step deformation, it was difficult to keep the chest proportion in robot mode. In the chest of robot mode, the roof of the car mode will move, but I had to use a dummy breast. Some people dislike dummy parts, so instead of bringing chest parts from different parts, we tried to use the same roof part inside out. Q. What is the evolutionary point of the recent masterpiece series seen in Sunstory cars? For the opinion from the user "Masterpiece series needs to move a bit more", we are planning to design with consideration of movement from the very beginning as much as possible. It is also the same as the previous "movement to withdraw the shoulder", but the ankle is not only inside but also slightly inclined to the outside as well. By doing this it becomes possible to stand one foot and by attaching the attached "bad space robot's face", you can reproduce the march by lifting one foot when you dressed as a bad space robot with animation It is. Also, in addition to improving durability by inserting soft parts in joint parts, we are taking painting as much as possible and taking action to enhance texture, designing with part splitting and material arrangement assuming painting It is. "Thank you for waiting, a shiny star appeared!" Lamborg brothers appear in the masterpiece series, Sunstory car appeared! Lamborghini counterclock LP 500 S was super tuned and transformed from a race car equipped with huge air intake into a robot. Not only that, it also has a surprising three step deformation gimmick that completely transforms into regular counterk LP 500 S mode without replacement! In vehicle mode, it also realizes even the opening and closing of the scizzatorea and retractable headlamp which is also a synonym for counteruck, and it is also convincing specification as a counter toy. In the race car mode, impressive air intake etc. are reproduced with plating parts. You can also deploy a rear anti-aircraft gun that intercepted Jetron with animation without replacement. In robot mode, it has a wide range of motion that enables dynamic actions , equipped with two kinds of large and small guns used in animation . And the face of that "bad space robot" finally becomes three dimensional! Two types of exchange faces with different expressions are also included. Furthermore, it is included as a figure of the human character "Chip · Chase" for the first time. By combining it, you can reproduce various animation scenes. Edit: via 『トランスフォーマー』の玩具シリーズ“マスターピース”に「MP-39 サンストリーカー」が仲間入り！ DATA Masterpiece MP-39 Sunstory Car Price: 12,000 yen (excluding tax) Scheduled to be released late December 2017 Publisher: Takara Tomy TAKARATOMY 2017年12月發售: TRANSFORMERS Master Piece Series MP-39 Sunstreaker(サンストリーカー) 12,000Yen Edit: Via post #357 @Emperor Bruticus IV I (Emperor Bruticus IV) Skimmed through the translation of the text which to paraphrase says: > Sunstreaker was one of the original characters who played an integral part of the cast. He has an electronic propulsion engine connected making him unique. Sunstreakers narcism and hatred for humans in the comics is mentioned. "The G1 version toy becomes a long awaited masterpiece" A release that domestically was only put out as a box set despite his countless appearances: * Heroic Decepticon: Takara Transformers VSZ: Sunstreaker & Skids versus Buzzsaw Giftset * Putting to rest the talk about him being a unique car in the cartoon yet a real world car, we have given him 2 car models; The engine can be exposed or hidden. I believe the pre-orders will be in Early June. > "Chip Chase is the only human Sunstreaker liked, you can replicate the scene from 'Megatron's return' placing him on the shoulder. We feel there were many fans out there waiting for a Chip Chase. > "Sunstreaker can balance on one leg to reproduce the scenes in 'Hoist goes to Hollywood' strange mask included. > "Sunstreaker has a real car licensed Lamborghini Countach LP 500 S mode. His electronic propulsion engine is concealed underneath the engine bay cover, the rear combination taillights can also be transformed into a more cartoon accurate version giving two choices. > "Sunstreaker comes with two types of Electron pulse gun, one large - one small. The smaller gun can be stored in the main body within the left leg of the robot mode and underneath the underside of the engine bay in vehicle mode. Edit: More translation via Emperor Bruticus IV Okay so please don't chastise me on any errors but I've provided a rough translation from the new Hi-Res scans pertaining to the interview. Designer team Translation: -How did you master the essence of Sunstreaker into a Masterpiece? "In regards to development, I also have a desire to arrange all of the initial cast members of the real car series. In taking turns to select which robot gets developed next, Sunstreaker was chosen. The Diaclone was the first Transformer car robot. The New Series was started by Lambor which was like a counter revenge. With the development of this Masterpiece, Lamborghini was very vocal in the lead for alt mode design cues, which is the opposite way to tackle a design such as Sunstreaker, however, we have a relationship where were able to add alt mode styling, gimmicks, and a cartoon likeness. _ Originally Sunstreakers car details were different to real life. The popularity of MP 12 Lambor was a success amongst not only Transformers fans but also car enthusiasts. We decided we could not completely ignore the desires and wishes of the car enthusiasts. I wanted to present Sunstreaker as a product that Countach fans would recognize while taking advantage of his animation styling. I tried to reproduce both the animation & real car alt mode design in a way were the transformation is incorporated instead of making him partsform. Its a situation providing the best of both worlds, we even made the doors open. Basic layout for the transformation is close to the G1 figure, The bonnet was divided further to combat having such a wide toe in robot mode. I wanted to avoid having the emblem split in the middle. In the animated cartoon there were unexpected challenges with volumes that arose from the backparts because they differed from the actual toy. The most difficult part of the design was the robot mode chest, this is the place where the alt mode roof moves however is unable to be correctly proportionate. There are many people who hate the use of dummy parts so I thought about what would be the best way to convince them otherwise. What we chose to do was to turn the alt mode roof inside out and have the small windows fold out from underneath to form the smaller chest piece. Because the alt mode windscreen is so large it is hard to create otherwise. - For the shoulder we have a drawer joint. It is designed to swing back and forth. We designed this in the consideration of having the entire arm raise so you can create poses for holding the gun head on. We are changing the direction of Masterpiece to make them better articulated. Until now we had mainly prioritised the forms before and after transformation. From now on articulation is being considered from the beggining. In addition to this durability and resistance is being considered by using soft materials in areas of rub. Masterpieces should have a high degree of paint applications now to enhance texture. - I can design figures with parts allocation and material arrangment with the paint automatically considered. There are situations where a part needs to transform 3 times in a certain direction, the parts count as a result is overwealming compared to were we started off with Lambor and the others. This is amazing as I've been able to articulate Sunstreakers ankles in such a way where he can balance on one foot. This will not be limited to Sunstreaker, I plan to design more Masterpieces to posses this ability. - Please tell us as much as you can on the Future of Masterpiece? This part is hard to translate Beast Wars & G1 are being released alternately since both parties are in different purchasing demographics seperated by age and so on. The release pattern has been thanks to you. We have managed to capture the age that was playing at the time of the show being broadcast and would like to keep the fever of waiting away by releasing more Beast Wars. I want to distinguish between the 4x4 designs of Hoist and Trailbreaker in the meantime for the G1 fans, which will be troublesome. I think Megatron and now Sunstreaker really suprised the fans & designers even! I hope that Hoist can be realised with a few of these suprises. Alot of the masterpiece cars have come together. We arranged the successive Masterpieces side by side the other day at a festival and they were very popular. - I would like to arrange the car robots in rows like the opening sequence of the animiation. I want to produce the remaining characters including the minibots. There are many similar opinons as mine, so I'm speaking on their behalf as we take different directions to clear the obstacles in commercialising these products. END/ So MP Hoist, Trailbreaker, the intention to complete all the car bots and minibots with an increased level of articulation, paint & durability on each figure. The future is bright!