Transformers Masterpiece Line...Movie figs anyone?

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  1. vbann

    vbann Well-Known Member

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    What are the chances of Takara Tomy and (or) hasbro releasing masterpiece figs based off the TF movie figs once TF3 has been released? I could imagine Optimus, bumblebee, and especially megatron would be perfect for the masterpiece line.
     
  2. Josh

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    i think my brain would explode if they could find a way to do a better prime than the ROTF toy

    i'd love for a ROTF accurate Megatron [flyin tank mode n all. and no gimp arm!] tho
     
  3. petes2177

    petes2177 the poowrr?

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    OMFGGG.

    Optimus with chrome and an even better mold than his leader class in Revenge of the Fallen?!?! DO WANTTTTT.







    Too bad it probably won't happen :lol 
     
  4. fateastray

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    It's a pipe-dream, I can't imagine a better mold for ROTF Prime. I'd rather see more HA. Like a HA 1976 Camaro Bumblebee. With a Bernie Mac Driver OMG!
     
  5. Feralstorm

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    I could see them do better, but it would probably be 'incrementally' better, as opposed to 'Masterpiece' better.
     
  6. firehawc_69

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    I'm pretty sure the Leader class and HA figs are as close as we are going to get for now.



    Maybe in another 25 years...
     
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    I'd say a great big YES! to Masterpiece Movie characters especially Prime as I feel the ROTF Leader Class is extremely overrated and there's plenty of room for improvement eg,

    Providing it didn't compromise the transformation and accuracy of the robot mode it should be made big enough to fit the human figures from the HA line in the truck cab and include an exclusive Peter Cullen lookalike truck driver.

    A paintjob that looks like more than 5 cents were spent on the budget.

    Chromed or diecast truck parts such as the grille and smokestacks.

    Rubber truck tires.

    Twin pistols whether as seperate pieces or that turned into the gas tanks.

    Removable sword blades that could be swapped for the scythes he ripped Grindor apart with.

    Fully articulated hands.

    Moveable faceplate similar to the one on Animated Voyager Prime.

    Correctly colored LED's for the eyes.

    Matrix of Leadership accessory.

    Sadly I think all we'll get is more half assed, badly detailed crap and I'll remain without a Movie Prime in my collection.
     
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    oh god please no! masterpiece is g1 and only g1 and that's how it should stay. i don't need to have a more detailed version of garbage.
     
  9. Deceptigtar

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    i do wish they would touch on other lines like beast wars and such.
     
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    TF1 Prime was incredible. ROTF Prime was stunning.

    TF3 Prime will be a Masterpiece-level toy, assuming the trend continues.
     
  11. Unicron129

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    I think masterpiece is about giving new molds to figures that never really represented the figure well. The new movie line does a fine job of representing the characters.

    If you want a better optimus, maybe they could do a premuim series again or wait fot TF3.

    I do agree that they should do g1, beast wars, and beast machines not only because they all tie in to the same universe, but having a masterpiece cheetor or beast machines optimus primal :drool:  would be above awesome. Still, I want my MP soundwave and MP Galavtron before they branch out to the beasts.
     
  12. Satomiblood

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    I've always considered the leader figures to be the "Masterpiece" equivalent of the movie lines.
     
  13. iceburn9

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    I would buy them, if they were ever made.
     
  14. Ethereal

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    I might be wrong, but I don't think they can legally do that. Something about Paramount owning the license to OP+company's movie likeness, so only they get to dictate what movie figures are made and when. Same reason why there won't/can't be any Botcon Exclusives made out of those figures.

    Again, I could be wrong, but I think I've heard about that somewhere.
     
  15. brr-icy

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    no, the actual movie line figures do a good enough job of being masterpiece level, like leader prime and the HAs, leave masterpiece to upgrade figures that badly need it,

    making a bw/bm masterpiece wouldn't be that great of an idea seeing how their last four figures sold (ani BA, waspinator, universe dinobot/cheetor) it could end mastrpiece all together
     
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    Sure, a MP Movie Prime would be cool. It would be nice to have 12" MP versions of both G1 and movie Prime to display side by side. The Leader Class Movie Prime's too short and wirey next to MP Prime.
     
  17. rapid_fire

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    I can. get rid of the stupid mech alive gimmick which makes his chest look ridiculous, fix the wheels on his legs, design his feet transformation better, and ditch the transforming swords for ones that pop on and off, cuz I hate the arm kibble. On top of that, he should be 1 or 2 inches taller, and all the chrome parts need to be CHROMED!!

    The leader class version is awesome, but double the funds you put into designing it, and imagine how much more awesome it could be


    HA are even less movie accurate then the deluxe versions. (if you actually look the molding of the toys)
     
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  18. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    That would be awesome! Die cast, rubber wheels, full articulations, and NO stupid electronics that get in the way.

    Still, ROTF Prime and HA BB and Skids are a step in the right direction.
     
  19. Sso02V

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    Masterpiece figures should not have to resort to partsforming. An MP budget could mean that they could engineer the swords to collapse into themselves.
     
  20. rapid_fire

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    well.. they do! G1 Prime and Megs do, they have snap on accessories.
     

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