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Old 04-21-2012, 06:08 PM   #891
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Actually, weren't the Binaltechs 1/24 scale? That would mean this MP would be arn the same size as BT-02 Lambor if it's to be 1/24 scale.
Debatable. If would all depend on the transformation sequence and Takara's efforts to make the passenger compartment suitable for, well, passengers. You can cram alot of robot in all that otherwise open space. Also, look at MP-09 and the Alt/BT Ford GT. They have a similar size in car mode and yet Rodimus is far taller in bot mode.

I suspect that Takara won't go the extra mile to make the vehicle mode as detailed internally as the BT/Alt line turned out to be. That is, if we are to use MP-10 and MP-09 as the baseline. Starscream appears to be a fluke given that the cockpit isn't vital for hiding bot parts.
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:35 PM   #892
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I'd like it if they could make the figure available with or without the five second wonder style accessories.
Yes, nobody's going to get a news credit for suggesting that Hasbro will probably accommodate that demand. While I agree with you, the jury's still out for me on which I might chose; understandable since so much in this thread is going to be guesswork, haha.

Maybe back in the thread when MP-11 was announced, a few people wondered, if seekers had to be done again, then why not something more original? So I suggested the Cybertronian pyramid fighter mode of course but said also if HasTak wanted to do something diabolically good to sell more MP Seekers, maybe they could release one of a like pair of Soundwave's minions with an MP-11 based release. Such as MP Frenzy with Skywarp and Rumble with Thundercracker, where Laserbeak and Buzzsaw could obviously be substituted otherwise. The possibility of MP Huffer/Drag came up in the MP-10 design interview where it was basically said this would be the only opportunity to attempt the smaller figure. While the Lamborghini brothers transform from smaller vehicle modes to quite reasonably sized warriors, I wonder if including MP Mini Vehicle characters with Masterpiece Autobot cars could be a good thing to look into down the line?
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:40 PM   #893
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Debatable. If would all depend on the transformation sequence and Takara's efforts to make the passenger compartment suitable for, well, passengers. You can cram alot of robot in all that otherwise open space. Also, look at MP-09 and the Alt/BT Ford GT. They have a similar size in car mode and yet Rodimus is far taller in bot mode.

I suspect that Takara won't go the extra mile to make the vehicle mode as detailed internally as the BT/Alt line turned out to be. That is, if we are to use MP-10 and MP-09 as the baseline. Starscream appears to be a fluke given that the cockpit isn't vital for hiding bot parts.
Good points here. While we of course have no way of knowing for now, I think some kind of token interior with the basic console shapewith an all in one steering wheel etc is a fair expectation. The space you mention might even be used for vehicle mode weapon storage; that would be in line with theself contained nature of MP-10's folding weapon storage and the stems for MP-11's null rays.
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:10 PM   #894
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Actually, weren't the Binaltechs 1/24 scale? That would mean this MP would be arn the same size as BT-02 Lambor if it's to be 1/24 scale.
Oh my gosh,MP figures to be 1/24 scale,that is crazy
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:55 PM   #895
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Oh my gosh,MP figures to be 1/24 scale,that is crazy
Wait... so was this confirmed?? I must have missed that. I think I'll be fine with that size, though the cars will probably feel too big for MP10. Obviously the "Spike" figure that comes with him won't really be compatible with the cars...

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Old 04-21-2012, 10:46 PM   #896
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Size not confirmed. Stepper is just bad at communication.
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:37 AM   #897
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i really hope we do not get all of these as it will bump the price right up!!
Yah man. Pricing of MP11 is quite expensive compare to the price last time for MP01
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:28 PM   #898
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Good points here. While we of course have no way of knowing for now, I think some kind of token interior with the basic console shapewith an all in one steering wheel etc is a fair expectation. The space you mention might even be used for vehicle mode weapon storage; that would be in line with theself contained nature of MP-10's folding weapon storage and the stems for MP-11's null rays.
I thought it was mentioned that MP-10's weapon gimmick was more a throwback to the cartoons transformation scheme. Granted that would suggest the same for Sideswipe but it's all speculation at this point. I would think that if the figure holds true to the G1 figure in any way, the arms would be right on the other side of the doors in alt mode. That would throw off any chance at a decent interior.

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Wait... so was this confirmed?? I must have missed that. I think I'll be fine with that size, though the cars will probably feel too big for MP10. Obviously the "Spike" figure that comes with him won't really be compatible with the cars...

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Yep, or nope, whichever... pure speculation. Nothing more.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:35 PM   #899
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So I put together this quick photoshop paintover by using a bunch of different Sideswipe figures and MP-09 as a base. I am a total fan of how they addressed MP-09's hood chest and I am hoping they take queues from MP-09 when they start prototyping Sideswipe.

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Old 04-23-2012, 04:37 AM   #900
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I would think that if the figure holds true to the G1 figure in any way, the arms would be right on the other side of the doors in alt mode. That would throw off any chance at a decent interior.
Agreed. I'd bet on a MP Roddy style simplified interior. And I prefer them to use that bit of extra room to accomodate a better bot mode TBH; nice as BT/Alts are, the line tended to jump through hoops to keep car mode features intact and this often compromised bot mode/transformation.

But you never know, I could be proved wrong and they could find some ingenious complex Masterpiece transformation that keeps an interior + steering wheels etc. Don't think they could pull it off at less than 1/24 scale though.
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