Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-44 Convoy/Optimus Prime Ver. 3

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Retroheavy, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Such Heroic Nonsense

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    Sounds about right, and vice versa for the 'toon redecos for MP-numbers designated before. I'm only really waiting on MP-20 Wheejack to get his lighter grey and brighter green, tbh. Maybe Soundwave too ...I mean, not much point of a toy-accurate MP-13 with yellow visor, for example, when Hasbro already did it.

    Pale blue screen, white thighs/forearms/face plate and dark grey feet however ....?


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    "White high-lights su-pe-rior, silver parts in-fe-riorrrr ..."
     
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    I'm not sure how much you can retool Soundwave to improve accuracy though. Seems pretty on as it is.
     
  3. deathsheadII

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    i would buy a + version of soundwave without even thinking about :) 
     
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    I sold my Soundwave in anticipation
     
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    Wouldn't be surprised if we got a modified Soundwave or a whole new one at this point.
     
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  6. Sam

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    It's been 4 days since this new MP Prime was sort of shown and already looks outdated, so hopefully there will be a V4 announcement soon so that we don't even have to deal with that archaic looking lego block that can probably only do 90% of the idiotic yoga poses that people seemingly require in their robot articulation. What a piece of shit.
     
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    i really doubt we will get a new mold for soundwave as what we already got is not that bad but cartoon repaint i reckon is on the cards at somepoint in the near future :) 
     
  9. Cyclonus79

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    Maybe it was lazy for the cartoon to omit stuff like Infernos ladder or Prime's wheels. But it's not lazy for MPs to replicate them. In fact, it's more challenging. That's what make the figures MP worthy.
     
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    This. It will happen, same with the seekers. A "+" version is not enough.
     
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    I feel sorry for you if you truly were unable to detect facetious sarcasm and thought that was serious.

    Okay, I'll bite. Please tell us what the problem with MP Soundwave is now??

    Christ.... it never ends. :rolleyes2 
     
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  13. oku

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    It's hard to tell because we got haters literally calling it a "tard" and doubled down the comment.
     
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    More like characters like that would rate better than the + treatment if the situation came up. I think if Blaster is announced there will be no 13+ announced. Then in a couple of years they most likely will announce a retooled or new Soundwave. Same way we have never gotten a Plus Starscream, Bee , or Prime. Or why they probably aren't going to ever reissue Mp8 or MP9 again. those characters are popular enough on their own they would just do a new version. Just my theory from when they released Megatron they reissued all of those versus releasing a + version whey they had ample opportunity.
     
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    There's no problem with Mp-13. It is a nice figure.

    The #1 reason it will happen?

    The imminent Blaster. There is enough reason to believe he will be made, and it will make MP-13 look like an outdated brick.

    And Soundwave being as iconic as Megatron or even Prime (on the same level of Starscream, I's day) it is silly to believe it will not happen.

    But rest assured that the option not to buy it will always be there.
     
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    Spare me . My apologies . I’m becoming an old grumpy SOB these days .
    Also what Oku mentioned .
     
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    I'm for the Soundwave 13+ having some retooling.

    Give him the complete red arm bracelets Soundblaster has, revise the chest door, turn all silver to white.
    Increase headsize by 10%, remold knees & make feet integrate better. (the legs have the design flaw of that cracking hinge, so clean that up)
    Remove the detailing on his back. I don't see why it would be hard to throw in a small ab crunch also.

    Soundwave needs about as much work as they put in on Starscream to turn into Thrust, he's still a brilliant mold so I don't feel a V2 is all that necessary but he could really blossom via some minor tweaks.
    Soundwave is surely the second best selling MP of all time? Extend the life of the milk...
    I'd sell my minty first edition and take the bait.
     
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  18. Such Heroic Nonsense

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    Besides his platform feet, I'd say his blocky thighs are probably his weak spot, aesthetically. If they rounded/tapered them in a little to the knee-joint (as per MP10's) it would help perfect a 'toon likeness, along with all the paint tweaks.

    He's a solid 8.5/10, but like you I feel a 9.5 with minor mods is do-able.

    MP-Ravage and Frumble being disappointing next to Laserbeak is remedied by Ocular Max Jaguar and Rewind, so I'm cool with that these days.:D 
     
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    I was thinking recently how it's so odd they didn't make the transparent plastic around Soundwave's wrist with a red tint - I had no idea they actually rectified that with 13B, nice!

    I think Soundwave would benefit from a bigger head alright, but I'm not sure if they'd go that far for a remould (since it would involve making a bigger space in his backpack too). I can see them making a completely smooth cassette door (without the toy groove), for sure. He needs a big-ass Decepticon toon symbol that takes up most of the glass!

    It'd be cool with feet with flares on the side of them, but I think they'll just get away with it by adding blue details to the outsides of the feet to create that illusion (the one thing missing from @TigerBlade's custom 13+!), as they did with 12+.

    Knees that can buckle slightly would be great, but I kinda like how Soundwave is a little blocky and less dynamic than Megatron and Shockwave - it suits his more robotic character.


    Going back to Prime, a reminder of that custom that @RichP shared -

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    @Gamerlingual - did the head look as good as that?

    One thing I've never been mad on is MP-10's head profile, it looks a little odd from the side. I'm sure this new one will do it better.
    I'm nit-picking though, MP-10's head is still cool in its own right as an interpretation of Prime. :thumb 
     
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  20. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking "Don't touch it! It's evil!"

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    The truckers cap was always the design element I DISLIKED about the cartoon version of Optimus. It always seemed a bit too...on point.
     

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