The -NEW- END ALL BE ALL Masterpiece Speculation Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by GogDog, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. SunSwipe5

    SunSwipe5 Twin Hellion Masters Of Jet Judo

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    I don't know about anyone else, but when I see a police car get behind me, I start swearing a Bluestreak :lol 
    However, since that name is already taken, I'll go with my second favorite phrase.....Ohshit :tongue: 
     
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    Some kind of stock market analyst wrote an article after talking with a friend of his who's a senior buyer at a large Japanese toy retailer. The speculation is largely based on the fact TakaraTomy is losing the Pokemon license as of July 2018, and their revenue outlook is negative for the next two years. They have also incurred massive losses since 2012 and have been trying and failing to diversify in the declining Japanese toy market (in the words of this analyst).

    So it's not just fan "what if?" talk, there's actually some people whose business it is to watch things like this speculating that it could happen.
     
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    Excuse me “declining Japanese toy market”? This is some kind of joke right? The amount of collectibles and toys coming out of japan right now is greater than it’s ever been!
     
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    i find it curious that these lambos aren't pictured with mp-10 on the back of the box. maybe these are no longer meant to be "compatible" with mp-10...that a new version is possibly in the works sooner rather than later. or it could just be that these 2 were meant to be paired together as they are pictured with each other on each box. it would drum up more interest in the mp-12+ version...

    ....friggin throw us a bone and announce something takara!!!
     
  5. unexistance

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    not when the kids' population is falling year-by-year...
     
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    I honestly think it's the latter (hyping the connection between MP12+ and MP39). Especially since the recently released megatron was paired with MP10 on the box.
     
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    Yeah, really makes me wonder… what exactly did @TCracker know back then? :) 

    And more importantly, does he have anything to share now? ;) 
     
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  8. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Even if I have, I had chose not to. There are just too many of those asshats waiting to pounce on me. The moment things don't pan out, they come in full force.
    I have other things to worry about than to waste my time reasoning with these type of people.
     
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  9. oku

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    All Hail Notrab
     
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    What does this mean?!?!?
     
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    Any chance you wanna start a group message for those more agreeable fans with some of your tidbits?
     
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    RIBFIR :lol 
     
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    I wish they had done that with the original G1 releases. The Decepticons were outnumbered two to one in 1984.
     
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    Isn’t that particular discussion banned???
     
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    Would it be crazy to think that blaster will be packed with all 4 tapes, and that we could see a potential MP-13+ around that time, packed with all 5 of his?
     
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    Hope you don't let people discourage you and Happy New Year from Tokyo (I think you're in Japan, too)
     
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    As off as that looks it doesn't look as bad as I thought it might. There's definitely a way TT could have made it work by losing some of the roof and perhaps still using faux side windows.

    I've come around to the faux chest on Sunstreaker but something still feels wrong. When he's lined up with other figures it's more obvious that unlike the obvious car parts on the Datsun's, Wheeljack, Sideswipe, Tracks and the vanettes (basically all the other carbots) that the size of windscreen on Sunstreaker's chest is 'off'. I couldn't forgive Sunsurge for that and I'm having trouble forgiving Sunstreaker for it despite his awesomeness overall.

    First world problems eh.

    Loving the lists by the way. If, as someone hoped for, we ended up with Blaster, Hoist or Trailbreaker and Hound next year I'd be happy as a pig in shit. :) 
     
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    See, everyone seems to assume that the toy colours were swapped around - but why?

    Seems like the more obvious mistake would be "Sideswipe will be red, Sunstreaker will be yellow (like the sun). Oh shit, both Lamborghinis actually came in yellow and red, who's supposed to be who?". When he was writing them Budiansky was obviously looking at a red Countach for Sideswipe, and a yellow New Countach for Sunstreaker.
    Rather than actually borrow to read his bios and figure out who should be which colour, whoever was in charge of the final colouring decisions just said "ok this yellow one is Sunstreaker, this red one is Sideswipe".

    This is why I want a collection of MP-31, MP-18B, MP-12T and a Red Sunstreaker - how these characters almost looked.
     
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    Better not be; current discussions warrant such outbursts. :D 
     

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