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Pictorial Review of TRU Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker

Posted on 08-24-2012 at 06:41 PM by Secretcode under Transformers Masterpiece
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After weeks of waiting, the Toys R Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker has finally hit stores shelves here in the USA, and the TFW2005 Boards member who brought us this news isn't quite done yet. TFW2005 Boards member formula93 has also provided us with a pictorial review of Thundercracker, showing the toy off in various angles and spotlighting some of the tampographed details on the toy (namely references to Reflector, Soundwave, and Hasbro product designer Joe Kyde.)

Check out the review by hitting up the discussion thread.
Views: 8,858 / Credit: formula93 of the 2005 Boards!

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lazerface
That looks cool. I want one now.
Ribieconvoy
Absolutely gorgeous. I love all the little decals like the Reflector and the seeker holding Soundwave.
AnAutobot1985
Def will be picking this up. I am not buying much from Hasbro lately but an MP Thundercracker at that price is a no brainer. Gonna have to call TRU on a regular basis til I find one.

The paint apps make for some nice touches.
Not the guy
That's epic in all sorts of ways!
Incepticon
Well that's a shame. I really hoped all that gawdy alt mode decal nonsense would be optional stickers. Definitely skipping it now and will be holding my breath that A) Takara even does their own version, and B) if they do, that they don't destroy the mold with this same kind of nonsensical deco.
miscreant
Thanks for the review.

For those new to this mold, the tab on the arm is potential weak spot unfortunately.
formula93
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Originally Posted by miscreant View Post
Thanks for the review.

For those new to this mold, the tab on the arm is potential weak spot unfortunately.
Yeah, the only other version I have is the walmart Skywarp. I was hoping I didn't make a fool of myself and mistransform something in the pics.
Transbot90210
Want.
Robogeek28
Yeah, I need this guy. *sigh*
ex dtw2003
I'm actually not sure what to think about this guy - epic blue/ugly tats throws me all kinds of off.
deathsheadII
hope the uk hurries up and gets these , will look great with my mp11 and mp11s! all we need now in this mold is skywarp
Autobot Burnout
I dig it. If possible, can you put up pics of the tailfin decos and a better shot of whatever is written on the cockpit piece under the "Dragon" pilot label?

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Originally Posted by Incepticon View Post
Well that's a shame. I really hoped all that gawdy alt mode decal nonsense would be optional stickers. Definitely skipping it now and will be holding my breath that A) Takara even does their own version, and B) if they do, that they don't destroy the mold with this same kind of nonsensical deco.
Well, there are two things you could do with this figure without having to wait for the Takara version:

1. Rubbing Alcohol. This usually does the trick in removing Hasbro paint apps, although not a good idea if the deco being rubbed off is also on paint covering a completely different colored piece (I.E. Tailfins), since the alcohol will take everything.

2. Reprolabels. It's almost a guarantee that they'll make a set for this guy that removes the extra decos.
Crossfire-034
^ I was just going to say that.

If anything, my biggest complaint is the Refelctor image... it seems very out of place.
Alucard77
Yeah, I was thinking about the rubbing alcohol. only problem is that it will take off the black as well.

However, you can remove a majority of those painted apps with no issues. It's just the ones that have paint under them that will be a problem.
ex dtw2003
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Originally Posted by Alucard77 View Post
Yeah, I was thinking about the rubbing alcohol. only problem is that it will take off the black as well.

However, you can remove a majority of those painted apps with no issues. It's just the ones that have paint under them that will be a problem.
The sonic Boom app doesn't really bug me that much - actually kinda like it to be honest.

The nose cone and shoulder apps bug me way more. I'm debating just getting rid of those.
Angelwave
What's the chances they will re-release Skywarp and Starscream using this mold.
Fallout
those decals are very neat.
Alucard77
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Originally Posted by Crossfire-034 View Post
^ I was just going to say that.

If anything, my biggest complaint is the Refelctor image... it seems very out of place.
Yeah, reflector should have been the accessory.
TCracker
Definitely getting him.
Valkysas
So many paint apps that I'm gonna be stripping off this thing. The reflector graphics, the tailfin picture of a seeker with soundwave with "sonicboom", the stuff around the cockpit, and the designs ontop of the intakes that are based on the old G1 stickers.

I think they all look extremely stupid.

I'll probably be painting all the silver plastic actual silver, so he matches skywarp.
Alucard77
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Originally Posted by ex dtw2003 View Post
The sonic Boom app doesn't really bug me that much - actually kinda like it to be honest.

The nose cone and shoulder apps bug me way more. I'm debating just getting rid of those.
Yeah, I hear you. I think people will take off different apps. I actually like the ones you mention. The reflector is weak decal for me as well.

I am hoping the tail fin is molded in black, that would be sweet!
Valkysas
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Originally Posted by Alucard77 View Post
Yeah, I hear you. I think people will take off different apps. I actually like the ones you mention. The reflector is weak decal for me as well.

I am hoping the tail fin is molded in black, that would be sweet!
Even if it isn't, black on black is literally the easiest thing in the world to paint. just mask off everything but the stuff you want to get rid of, and blast with spray paint.
Alucard77
I got two other mp TC so I am not sure what I will do yet. I may just sell the Takara one and package up the custom and use this one as my main one. Not sure yet. But getting this regardless.

Not sure yet I want to paint him. Paint has it's own issues.
Omegax80
Are the military names by the cockpit in reference to anything?
mtblanks
Maybe I'm mistaken, but shouldn't the Decepticon logos be upside down in robot mode?
Valkysas
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Originally Posted by Omegax80 View Post
Are the military names by the cockpit in reference to anything?
Well, Joe Kyde is a Hasbro deco artist, but I have no idea who the other name is.
Avengers
I'm buying this.

Don't like the happy face.

Don't care for the Seeker robot image on the jet fins.
bradforj
It's a crying shame that they covered this in dumbass tampographs. So much stripping to be done........
FatalT 71
Bought upon finding it. Looks awesome.
REMINATOR
Whoo, TC has so many decals! Not a fan of all these decal especially that cockpit text which has nothing to do with either TC or TF, lol. I agreed the Reflector should've been an accessory.

Despite the annoying decal, I am 80% sure of thinking purchasing TC for my 4 year old son especially when he adores my MP11 very much.
lazerface
It actually looks like it has several defects where they took it out of the plastic mold. You can see some in picture 4 to the left of the Reflector tattoo. That is a damn shame for $70.
Cyclonus79
I find it odd that theres 2 pilots names on a single manned fighter. The only decal that bothers me is the camera. I think its worth the money.
Enigma2K2
... why the hell does he have a tattoo of PerfectEffect's camera on him?

And me thinks they went overboard on the decals anyway...
thetffan456
now i have a reason to buy skywarp and mp11 starscream hasbro good job on making thundercraker especialy with the mp11 version
Alucard77
The two pilots could be the pilot and the co pilot.

Also, people you can get rubbing alcohol wipes. About 5 minutes of elbow grease, and your good.

Literally the simplest fix you can imagine!
Cyclonus79
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Originally Posted by Alucard77 View Post
The two pilots could be the pilot and the co pilot.
That would be true for a 2 man cockpit. Last I remembered the F-15's were single pilot fighter.
Valkysas
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Originally Posted by Enigma2K2 View Post
... why the hell does he have a tattoo of PerfectEffect's camera on him?

And me thinks they went overboard on the decals anyway...
That's G1 Reflector.
butz
That Reflector decal just looks terrible. I don't care how easily it can be removed after the fact; why would they think it was a good idea in the first place??
Peanut04
The stuff around the cockpit doesn't bother. I am not to fond of the sonic boom app on the tail fin. The reflector app is horrendous. That will be gone asap. Sometimes I just don't know what Hasbro is thinking.
lazerface
Yeah, all the weird tattoos remind me of G2.
Barnone2431
Even with all that weird tats ill prolly still scoop him up.
Astronut
That's pretty damn sweet looking. Gotta get this guy.
Rod
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Originally Posted by Cyclonus79 View Post
That would be true for a 2 man cockpit. Last I remembered the F-15's were single pilot fighter.
Typically the 2 names on a real aircraft are of a Pilot (officer) and the airplanes crew cheif (enlisted)
dannyboy76
So much wrong with this;

The shade of blue is wrong and not even close to G1
Can't unsee the short shorts, mini skirt, hot pants
The Decepticon logos are upside down on the wings
Those damn tatoos are everywhere, completely ruins it.

After all that I'll still be buying it....I'm weak. I'll probably keep it sealed and sell it when the Takara toon accurate version comes out.
clintfca
I was looking forward to this, but the decals just turned me off. I'm still satisfied with MP-07.

Don't get me wrong, it's a great alternative to the price of what MP-07's are going for if you didn't get a chance to pick up MP-07 at release prices. And this is cheaper than iGear's I believe. Hasbro was doing so well with TRU MP-10 release color redeco, quality, and price. What happened to TC??
Crossfire-034
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Originally Posted by Cyclonus79 View Post
That would be true for a 2 man cockpit. Last I remembered the F-15's were single pilot fighter.
Nope. The F-15 "A" and "C" models were single-seat, with the "B" and "D" variants sporting two. Of course, there's the Strike Eagle which also has two seats.

I'm pretty sure the MP seekers are modeled after the Strike Eagle, even if there's only one seat in the figure's cockpit.
shogun221
After having an Hasbro MP Starscream, and Rodimus break almost immediately after opening, I'm really worried about the QC on this one. Stress-marks right out of the box isn't exactly a good early sign.

Between that tab on the arm and the hinge that attaches the wing-assemblies to the body, we'll see how many pictures of mangled Thundercrackers end up in this thread....
charsdc2
He looks pretty nice!
Switch625
I was seriously considering it but those decals are just downright silly. Maybe I'll get lucky and score an old mold Thundercracker to match my Starscream and Skywarp.

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