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E-Hobby Exclusive Masterpiece Tigertrack MP-12T Announced

Posted on 01-23-2013 at 09:39 AM by Super_Megatron under Transformers Masterpiece
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In what is looking to be an E-Hobby exclusive, BBTS has listed a preorder for a MP-12T Masterpiece Tigertrack figure. This is a redeco of Masterpiece Sideswipe, and a homage to the G1 Tigertrack figure released 10 years ago. Priced at $99.99 (may change) the estimated release time is June 2013. Note the image attached is a placeholder and of the original 2003 release.
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TigerBlade
This'll be hilarious if they've jumped the gun over a wrongly identified custom! If it does happen tho I think I'm on.....more Lambos the merrier!
jinx23
Preordered
Transbot90210
Easy pass. But I know a lot of people like these ehobby exclusive repaints (or whatever this repaint is) so the more power to you all.

Give me bots and cons that appear on screen thank you very much.
hardreturn
it's a fun mold i don't mind owning more of. $100 isn't a lot to build up a small fleet of autobot cars
opt1musaber
For being a straight up Yellow repaint, the only justification of the $100 tag is because it's an exclusive. This is not taking my fancy. Yet

I'm still bewildered over how this was released over G2 Sideswipe.
Megatron31
awaits the thread confusing this for sunstreaker
ex dtw2003
I like yellow but I don't need this for that price.

Gladly awaiting getting a Hasbro release for Red Alert to go with my takara Sideswipe.
Robogeek28
I'm waiting for a G2 Sideswipe.
TigerBlade
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Originally Posted by Robogeek28 View Post
I'm waiting for a G2 Sideswipe.
Just use pics from the Radicon section and start a rumour
Crobot91
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Originally Posted by Megatron31 View Post
awaits the thread confusing this for sunstreaker
At least he will look like Sunstreaker (minus rockets/engine) in car mode.
Thundershot
I passed on SS and RA because there's a decent chance that Hasbro will eventually do them.

This is not the case with Tigertrack.

Preordered.
kaos
rather have sunstreaker...Po'd NTL...

hope the head is at least different..prob not tho..
Cal
I knew the Masterpiece is meant to look like the G1 toy, but this is ridiculous.
PoweredConvoy
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Originally Posted by kaos View Post
rather have sunstreaker...Po'd NTL...

hope the head is at least different..prob not tho..
Why would he have a different head? The original toy was just a Sideswipe redeco.

Randy
Robogeek28
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Originally Posted by TigerBlade View Post
Just use pics from the Radicon section and start a rumour
I get the feeling that there's a story behind that comment.
UltimusPrime
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Originally Posted by Thundershot View Post
I passed on SS and RA because there's a decent chance that Hasbro will eventually do them.

This is not the case with Tigertrack.

Preordered.
Chances are Sideswipe and Red Alert will make it out as a 2 pack here in the States.
Transbot90210
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Originally Posted by Megatron31 View Post
awaits the thread confusing this for sunstreaker
You make a great point although I don't think you meant to make it. If Lambor is being released in yellow as Tigertrack then there is no way Sunstreaker is not getting its own mould. Sweet.
DoctorWho
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Originally Posted by TigerBlade View Post
This'll be hilarious if they've jumped the gun over a wrongly identified custom! If it does happen tho I think I'm on.....more Lambos the merrier!
Surely they'd have gotten info from Takara before putting it up? They have a new Takara product number on there, after all.
Star Saber
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Originally Posted by DoctorWho View Post
Surely they'd have gotten info from Takara before putting it up? They have a new Takara product number on there, after all.
Not really. Something similar happened before. Reminds me of that falsely rumored mass release United Artfire a few months back, it also had a number.
Sovietbot
Interesting!
MetalicGrunt
Damn the day I stay home sick, the hot pre-orders are dropping
TheBigMachine
Who's exclusive is it exactly? I'd guess eHobby, but it's not stated anywhere...
b.winn1
Getting this guy passed on the other two
Thundershot
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Originally Posted by Star Saber View Post
Not really. Something similar happened before. Reminds me of that falsely rumored mass release United Artfire a few months back, it also had a number.
It wasn't a false rumor. It was solicited to the online stores from wherever they get them. It was just a mistake on the order sheet is all.
PoweredConvoy
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Originally Posted by UltimusPrime View Post
Chances are Sideswipe and Red Alert will make it out as a 2 pack here in the States.
What?! No, that'd never happen.

Randy
Star Saber
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Originally Posted by Thundershot View Post
It wasn't a false rumor. It was solicited to the online stores from wherever they get them. It was just a mistake on the order sheet is all.
Ah ok, I stand corrected then. That one caused a bit of an uproar for a while
Enterlaw
Love this mold. Ordered this Tigertracks. This ALSO gives me hope for my white whale of Transformers, the BLUE Bluestreak.
The Crow
So any chance we will see an MP Sunstreak with this or another mold???
amd098
fuuuuuuuuuu
the one time a black repaint would be better, they dont do it. damn you
Star Saber
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Originally Posted by amd098 View Post
fuuuuuuuuuu
the one time a black repaint would be better, they dont do it. damn you
Well if history is any indication, eHobby will probably give us Deep Cover and Clamp Down soon
Thundershot
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Originally Posted by Star Saber View Post
Well if history is any indication, eHobby will probably give us Deep Cover and Clamp Down soon
I'd much rather have them than G2 Swideswipe. New characters over repaint upgrades anytime.
Alejandro27
Is tigertrack a japanese G1 character? from the comics?
Star Saber
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Originally Posted by Alejandro27 View Post
Is tigertrack a japanese G1 character? from the comics?
It's a Jap exclusive character, whose original figure was only available through a mail away. Never showed up in media. He was a homage to the old Diaclone figure from which Sideswipe was derived from.
TigerBlade
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Originally Posted by Robogeek28 View Post
I get the feeling that there's a story behind that comment.
Well the pics of the apparent MP Tigertrack shown on Actoys are from a custom in the Radicons......there are also G2 and SG customs
graymer
No thanks!

Congratulations to everyone who wants him though. I'll echo comments others have put in about more screen characters!
jop
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Originally Posted by PoweredConvoy View Post
Why would he have a different head? The original toy was just a Sideswipe redeco.
As you stated, the original G1 figure was a straight repaint of G1 Sideswipe; it therefore stands to reason that any Masterpiece homage would be a straight repaint of Masterpiece Sideswipe.

From a sales standpoint however, it might be desirable to increase the uniqueness factor of such a figure; especially given that Tigertrack not only borrows Sideswipe's mold, but also Sunstreaker's bright yellow color scheme. One way of achieving this aim would be to alter the existing head sculpt, or provide some form of replacement noggin.

Of course, this is entirely conjectural; it is entirely possible that we will end up with a straight repaint, followed by straight repaints for Clamp Down, Deep Cover, and G2 Sideswipe.

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Originally Posted by UltimusPrime View Post
Chances are Sideswipe and Red Alert will make it out as a 2 pack here in the States.
I'm thinking it fairly likely that Hasbro will eventually bring Masterpiece Sideswipe to market. If their release history is any indication however, we could be looking at a delay of at least a year and scatter-shot distribution primarily through some brick and mortar retail outlet.
Robogeek28
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Originally Posted by TigerBlade View Post
Well the pics of the apparent MP Tigertrack shown on Actoys are from a custom in the Radicons......there are also G2 and SG customs
Ahhhhh, gotcha.
Zambot
I want MP Sunstreaker.
Bass X0
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Originally Posted by Star Saber View Post
It's a Jap exclusive character, whose original figure was only available through a mail away. Never showed up in media. He was a homage to the old Diaclone figure from which Sideswipe was derived from.


Quote:
As you stated, the original G1 figure was a straight repaint of G1 Sideswipe; it therefore stands to reason that any Masterpiece homage would be a straight repaint of Masterpiece Sideswipe.

From a sales standpoint however, it might be desirable to increase the uniqueness factor of such a figure; especially given that Tigertrack not only borrows Sideswipe's mold, but also Sunstreaker's bright yellow color scheme. One way of achieving this aim would be to alter the existing head sculpt, or provide some form of replacement noggin.
Tigertrack should have a black head like the original toy. However, it is also perfectly acceptable to use Masterpiece Red Alert's head instead of Sideswipe's.
The Crow
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Originally Posted by zambot View Post
i want mp sunstreaker.
x1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000


we need sunstreaker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Megatron31
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Originally Posted by Transbot90210 View Post
You make a great point although I don't think you meant to make it. If Lambor is being released in yellow as Tigertrack then there is no way Sunstreaker is not getting its own mould. Sweet.
it bothers me to no end that people honestly had doubts he would never get his own mold (talking about sunstreaker)

i never doubted that he would.

though i am kinda surprised they are visiting tigertrack so early

look at the time frame we recieved sideswipe in october his recolor in december. and have now heard the news of the next recolor in a 4 month span. pretty impressive compared to the glaciel like speed of the MP line we once knew
I AM UNICRON
i hope we get a G2 soon!
Robogeek28
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Originally Posted by I AM UNICRON View Post
i hope we get a G2 soon!
You and me both.
orangeitis
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Originally Posted by jop View Post
From a sales standpoint however, it might be desirable to increase the uniqueness factor of such a figure; especially given that Tigertrack not only borrows Sideswipe's mold, but also Sunstreaker's bright yellow color scheme. One way of achieving this aim would be to alter the existing head sculpt, or provide some form of replacement noggin.
Or he could have Red Alert's head.
Star Saber
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Originally Posted by Megatron31 View Post
it bothers me to no end that people honestly had doubts he would never get his own mold (talking about sunstreaker)

i never doubted that he would.

though i am kinda surprised they are visiting tigertrack so early

look at the time frame we recieved sideswipe in october his recolor in december. and have now heard the news of the next recolor in a 4 month span. pretty impressive compared to the glaciel like speed of the MP line we once knew
Well Starscream got a repaint in Thundercracker (Hasbro) and Sunstorm (Takara) in a similar amount of time. I guess it's faster when they're just repaints
Bass X0
Somebody in the closed thead said they wanted Clamp Down and that how he was different enough to Red Alert. He's really not.

Clamp Down was just Red Alert with some different stickers. Acceptable for a repaint of the reissue but probably not for a Masterpiece. I would rather Clamp Down be a white police car recolor of Masterpiece Sunstreaker (if they ever do one). Okay so it looks different to his original toy but still works.


Also, Takara should release a repaint of the 1984 Sideswipe mold as Breakdown giving them an excuse to repaint Masterpiece Sideswipe into Breakdown. Not all Masterpiece toys have to resemble a cartoon character, they could resemble a paticular toy instead. But a repaint of MP Sideswipe as Breakdown first would probably be too random.

If they were to do new 1984 Autobots for Masterpiece, I would like Sunstreaker, Mirage or Wheeljack to be next - the ones they couldn't reissue the original toys of.
Optimal Omega
Gimme! Preordered. I missed out in the G1 figure, not gonna miss out on this. The price isn't that bad, either.
primetime77
meh...never was into tigertrack, nor the yellow pre TF sideswipe. now when they finaly DO get around to doing a proper sunstreaker, i WILL be down for a red repaint of that if they do one...since i owned and LOVED the original pre TF diaklone version i had way back in the day.
Bass X0
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Originally Posted by primetime77 View Post
meh...never was into tigertrack, nor the yellow pre TF sideswipe. now when they finaly DO get around to doing a proper sunstreaker, i WILL be down for a red repaint of that if they do one...since i owned and LOVED the original pre TF diaklone version i had way back in the day.
Does anybody have any ideas on who a red repaint of Sunstreaker could be?

Maybe they should just give him a G2 Autobot insignia and call him G2 Sunstreaker.

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