MP29+ Shockwave And MP36+ Megatron G1 Toy Colors

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  1. Joey_Santana

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    Beside the easy cash, the main purpose for MP-29+ and MP-36+ is to bring a more G1 toy approach to the figures. This is quite clear.
     
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    Megatron yes, Shockwave no. Shockwave is clearly listed as the “anime edition” on takara’s website, and includes screen caps to back it up.
     
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    The bait and switch was the assumption that Takara was already making animation-accurate transfomers after Hasui, and that the lighter color was to match what was on screen. But if the animation color was darker, and the G1 toy version was even darker than that, then they effectively released an MP the first time around with a color that doesn’t match either of the main sources.

    I guess they can get away with it if they are considering MP-33 the first truly animation accurate deco in the line, but what’s next? An MP-28+ that is more pink to better match the movie? I think these are colors that should have been used on the first go around
     
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    Let's not forget that in the Generations 2015 book, Shockwave looked considerably darker:

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    (and even in the end-of-book comic)


    Until he actually came out we weren't sure of MP-29's true colour. Which matches the original animation sheet, but not how he was usually coloured:

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    The weird thing about purple is that it can look completely different in different light:

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    They ship on the 24th. I’ll post it as soon as possible. Sheesh.
     
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    Yeah, i think it was due the lighting, in the GEN book they toned down the brightness and contrast to resemble his pose in a cover from a marvel comic.


    You can see a similar effect in MP-11 where in the Gen book he looks more grey than white.
     
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  7. Joey_Santana

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    I see it now. Thanks.
     
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    I'll be one of the few people to admit, I actually think 29 regular looks better. Maybe next to a new Starscream or Soundwave may change that, but this looks like the first plus I'll skip.
     
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    @TCracker confirms purple plastic, not painted:

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    If he’s molded in purple plastic , how are we supposed to complain about paint scratching ?! This is an outrage !
     
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    For what it’s worth he shared the pics in the MP Appreciation thread already :thumb 
     
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    He looks fantastic! I'm a little disappointed he isn't painted considering the premium we are paying but I'm happy to finally see him in the correct colour. It's sort of ridiculous to me that we had to wait over two and half years and pay twice as much to get what most wanted in the first place.
     
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    Is it really twice as much?

    The thighs look more silverly than the original. The purple sure is pretty, look forward to getting him in-hand to see how much of a revelation it is.
     
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    I\'m glad I got the Laserwave KO/3P instead of this.  Now, I just need to sell my official MP Megatron and and Shockwave...

     
     
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    Including shipping I paid £73 for MP-29. I've paid £133 for MP-29+ and that was the cheapest price I could get, most places were nearer £140-£150. So yeah near enough to twice as much.

    I'm not sure they look almost the same to me...personally I don't think the thighs, feet, pistol grips, ears and gun barrel are silvery enough... I wonder if I'll end up repainting those areas on mine? Humm...I wonder if there will be a KO (of MP-29+) that I can pick up to try this out rather than risk ruining the real deal.
     
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    Looks like the same cheap tat as before. Paint the grey parts silver, use a metallic plastic so it doesn\'t look like he\'s recycled from easter eggs and make him a decent size and you might have something there. You know, the kind of love and devotion you show all those beast wars mps? Maybe decepticon fans could get a taste of that once in a while.
     
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    And there I was thinking that they were too silver! I might swap over the thighs from my og 29, as well as all the transparent pink parts I planned to.

    Ah ok, yeah the exchange rates haven’t been kind on the GBP. You originally got 29 with slow shipping from AE or something like that?
     

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