The -NEW- END ALL BE ALL Masterpiece Speculation Thread

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

  1. Deathsaurus1

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    Has it been proven that Lamborghini pressured Takara to please them?
    When the designer said they didn't want to split the Lamborghini logo seemed more like respect for the car brand .
    Lamborghini didn't pressure them about sideswipe other than the red used. The front hood, door opening and the pop up headlights shows the designers love for the car on sunstreaker.
    You know a lot more about toy production than I do.
    My speculation for the price of BW mp Megatron is still around $300 .
     
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  2. GearsRollo

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    They specifically said in the announcement interview that they designed the super-charger to be possible to hide for a car-accurate presentation to satisfy Lambo, as well as the doors, hood, and lights, and those extra parts contributed to the final cost. Most likely, they knew damn well that some people would balk at the higher cost so they pointed it out in that interview.

    You also have to keep in mind that the line has evolved, and they're targeting the last few tough licenses, so they're working with Lamborghini a second time to present a new version of the same car. They probably had higher demands from them on the more established MP line these days - that's pretty normal when you have to go back to someone for a second round of a license.

    Yes, because they take up space, but per unit it's very small. Put it this way, they're paying for the space it takes up on the shipping container and any special handling needed, but not the weight because toys are relatively light. The physical size does increase shipping costs, but again, that'd negligible to paying for multiple molds - plastic injection molds can be tens of thousands per piece molded - and wages for assembly. Even at the slave-labour wages in some countries, physically putting someone in a spot to remove pieces from a mold, clean them, apply paint apps, and assemble pieces as well as additional automation is a massive cost.
     
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  3. oku

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    BW Megatron will be a Winter release so there's no way Optimus will be out this year. Plus we haven't even seen a proper teaser yet.
     
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    Just thinking about what @oku said about Dinobot and Megatron. Wondering if they release 2 bw depending on if they have a connection. For example, if we see airazor, that mean tigatron is close.
     
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    I speculate that Takara's designers read this thread, saw that Japanese supposedly don't like dinosaurs, then decided to make Dinobot and Megatron to prove a point.

    The only logical conclusion ;) 
     
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  6. gambitprime

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    We know BW Megatron was hinted in a interview (I think when Dinobot was completely revealed), so I hope Trailbreaker & Hoist will come soon (at least the announcement of one of them)
     
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    I think they might wait. Revealing all your figures around the same time will cause them to leach off of each others sales, resulting in less of a profit.
     
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  8. Sweep

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    Anybody preorder MP – 42 from Amazon Japan? I guess I missed the window because they're not shipping to my address.
     
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    I had the same issue, so have placed an order with HLJ.

    I’ve seen Amazon JP loosen up on international shipping in the past with certain preorders I’ve tried to make, so maybe keep an eye on it?
     
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  10. Lazerwave

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    You'd think that would be a hint that Terrorsaur is next.

    Fun fact, in episode one when they were scanning animal forms, Dinobot was first, Megatron was second and Terrorsaur was third.
     
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    MP-44 Terrorsaur confirmed! :lol 
     
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    Trying to look at a pattern of past MPs see how many retools, repaints and new molds we get a year and see if that's something we can expect with the coming years for G1 and BW.





    There is no pattern.
     
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    What i find interesting, IRRC, was that in the interview for Dinobot where they hinted Megatron, the designers stated that he 'wanted' (WANTED) to use his skills to make Megatron next, so that interview may be older than we think, along with the one from Sunstreaker.
     
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    I lll wager the scoop on 35th Prime is along way from where they are actually at now.
     
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    Of course, where I said soon, I wanted to say Tokyo Toy Show and next to a full painted BW Megatron

    If this interview were a X-Men comic, we should call this story Hints of future past ;) 
     
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    It's more believable than MP-44 Hound.
     
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    At least Beast Wars, you don't have to pay for the licensing.
     
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  18. BWfan86

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    I want it! He has such a sweet looking bot mode. And we need a flyer since all the MPs so far are grounded
     
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    Just want to see how the wings will work.
     
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    Maybe just fold completely in the back somehow and the arms will have their own fins to make it look like they are a part of the complete wing in alt mode?
     
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