TakaraTomy Masterpiece Dinobot

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  1. Chopper Face

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    What's a warrior with muffin-top? A warrior still!
     
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    Can't wait for this, this is EXCITING enough to make anyone 'wet'.
     
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    Mmmm, what a lovely smell. We could only be in a swamp.

    Oh gosh that just sounds wrong
     
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    One of the best one-liners of the show.

    Inferno: "Yes, my queen!"
    Dinobot: "I was unaware you'd given yourself a new title, Megatron."

    I crack up every time.

    Come on Dinobot pics! Papa needs a pre-order.
     
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    Let me make it clear that I AM extremely excited about TT finally coming out with MP-38 Sunstreaker! I've been waiting since the beginning of the MP line for that one! And I'm very happy about it. But, much to my surprise, I find myself even more excited about MP Dinobot. Beast Wars had excellent on-screen characters in its 3 season run. Optimus Primal the noble leader, Rhinox the tough but fierce fighter and tech wiz, Cheetor the young and eager one, Megatron the megalomaniac genius, Tarantulas the creepy plotting SOB, Inferno the demented loyal servant of Megatron, and so on! Great cast of heroes and Villains. And then there's Dinobot, whom I think I liked the most. He and Rattrap worked great together. I truly hope TT finally creates an amazing and definitive MP Dinobot. If anyone is long overdue for it, it's him.

    Well that's just Prime. :p 
     
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    Just a small correction, Sunstreaker is MP-39 not 38.
     
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    Oops. Sorry. :) 

    MP-38 is BW Convoy (BW II or as I look at it, a recolor to look like the original BW Primal)
    MP-39 is Sunstreaker as you pointed out.

    So aside from Artier, who is pretty much just a repaint, no new MP's until the 4th Quarter of 2017??? Ouch! :( 
     
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    No worries, figured it was just a typo or something. :thumb 
     
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    That is one thing I loved about Beast Wars, the little moments that just crack you up.
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    So was anyone else relieved that the raptor legs become the bot arms? I dunno, with the Universe/Henkei figure it kind of got me thinking we wouldn't get to see that happen but now knowing they got that perhaps iconic part of his transformation down in reality it's a bit of a relief. There's just something authentic about that part of his transformation that I like being captured in the Masterpiece figure.
     
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    I never even considered they'd try it any other way. It just seems the logical thing to do but I am especially impressed with how the bot arms are only part of the legs and the upper thigh is something else entirely. Very nice. Those TT designers sure know what they're doing.
    Looks like those thigh covers just store away in his chest in bot mode as I can't see what other purpose they could serve.
    Due to their curvature, they'll probably sit tightly on either side of the inside of his torso (like a ribcage) so they won't be taking up much space as, from what I can tell, he still needs to fit his Dino-head, neck, underbelly and arms in there.
    Oo I can't bloody wait to play with this!
     
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    Ugh, I just want pics already. Every time I see this thread bumped my heart flutters.
     
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    I eamt this aleeady. I hope they do a tm2 dinobot or a 3rd party does o e
     
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    Me too.

    It looks like 3P companies are kicking TT are in terms of new MP (not counting repaints)releases per year. It doesn't look like we'll see a finished Dinobot until late this year and won't see the release until 2018. That is, unless they release Dinobot BEFORE Sunstreaker, which is odd but wouldn't be the first time. At least for me, it FEELS like 2017 has been a slow year for new MP's. Probably because more than half are retools/recolors or reissues:

    Reissue/Recolor/Retool:
    MP-10K BAPE Convoy (repaint)
    MP-10B (Reissue)
    MP-11ND Dirge (retool)
    MP-12+ Anime Lambor (repaint)
    MP-15/16 E Stripes, Wingthing (retool/repaint)
    MP-35 Grapple (retool)
    MP-37 Artfire (retool/recolor)
    MP-38 Convoy (retool/recolor) Optimus Primal

    NEW Molds:
    MP-34 Cheetus (Cheetor)
    MP-36 Megatron
    MP-39 Sunstreaker

    MPM-3 Movie Bumblebee
    MPM-4 Movie Prime

    Source:
    The Transformers: Masterpiece - Transformers Wiki
     
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    You are comparing one company vs multiple companies.
     
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    I'm just gonna assume that TT have had to divert their entire staff over to developing Dinobot in order to make him perfect. His impossible transformation required all their greatest minds to combine forces and become one unified-mega-designer-nerd so any other potential figures were simply put on hold. Either that or they've been making progress on loads of characters behind the scenes and we're in for one hell of an onslaught of reveals in the not too distant future!
    ...Ye I don't believe that either :oops: 
     
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    TT definitely will make the impossible transformation become possible, nothing is impossible to them ;) 
     
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    I had a nightmare yesterday about a couple of butt flaps .....
     
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    Haha, as you already mentioned, is just your nightmare
     
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    So what if I am? They are all viable and established competitors. And many of them are cranking out MORE new mold MP's than TT. Let's take Fans Toys as just
    one example:

    New Releases
    FT-08 Grinder (Grimlock)
    FT-10 Phoenix (Skyfire)
    FT-16 Sovereign (Galvatron)
    FT-19 Apache (Springer)
    FT-20A/B Aegis Sentinel A/B (Omega Supreme)
    FT-21 Berserk (Blitzwing)
    FT-22 Koot (Kup)
    FT-25 Outrider (Trailbreaker)
    FT-27 Spindrift (Seaspray)

    Variant:
    FT-08X Grinder (Shiny Silver Gridlock)
    FT-08G Grinder (Blue Gridlock)
    FT-08D Grinder (Blue Shorts Gridlock)
    FT-02X/XT Soar (Shiny Silver Swoop)

    Reissues:
    FT-06 Sever (Snarl)
    FT-07 Stomp (Sludge)
    FT-16 Sovereign (Galvatron) 3rd Quarter

    Takara Reissues/Retools/Repaints for 2017: 8
    FansToys Reissues/Retools/Repaints(VariantS) for 2017: 7

    Takara New Mold Releases for 2017: 5
    FansToys New Mold Releases for 2017: 9* (Did not count MP Hoodlum - aka Hot Rod - because of no official updates on it)

    FT wins almost 2:1 in new releases.

    Lets look at X-Transbots new releases for 2017:

    - MM-IX Klaatu (Cosmos)
    - MM-X Toro (Cliffjumper)
    - MM-XI Coprimozzo (Hubcap)
    - MM-XII Neptune (Seaspray)
    - Master X MX-VIII Aegis (Trailbreaker)
    - Master X MX IX Paean (Hoist)
    - Master X MX X Virtus (Springer)

    XTB Total: 6 (MM X and XI are too similar to be separate whereas Paean has more than 50% new parts to be considered it's own mold).
    Tamara: 5

    XTB also has other MP's in the works like their version of Kup, which I did not count. There's still more productivity in action from these two much smaller companies compared to TT. I'd be thrilled to see TT come out with 6 new molds per year (not counting movie MP's). 1 new release every other month would be very manageable to the wallet for many. I think FT is cranking out too many this year considering their Phoenix is around $200 and their Omega Supreme is pushing $300.

    I guess what bugs me most (HAHA! Bugs! Beast Wars had lots of those! :lolol  ) is that TT has been hanging this VERY Juicy MP Dinobot carrot over our heads for quite a few months now with NOTHING new to show us. No substantial prototype, or a limb, or even a detailed 3-D model. I'm HUNGRY for Beast Wars MP's! So much so that I've been buying the originals to tide me over a bit.
     
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