BBTS opens preorder for Motormaster: New color scheme?

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  1. Kaijumaster

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    Just got a message from bbts that they've opened preorders on Motormaster, but the stock photo shows him as having gone from a black color scheme to Silver.... wtf? Was it decided he looked too perfect before?
     

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    Maybe black was just like sample.
     
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    One on the left is silver too, that's just Hasbro's photoshopping/lighting making it look darker.
     
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    Huh? The only difference is that the grey parts look a bit paler... Everything that's black on the initial photos is still black.
     
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    Looks like to me like lighting strikes again.
     
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    Doesn't look any different to me. Left is a "showcase" pic, right is the actual toy.
     
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    WTF Hasbro!? Maybe tone it down a little with the Photoshop on the stock photos?
    They don't even look like the same toy. The PS on the stock photos used to be a little more subtle. They must be paying the PS guy by the hour.
     
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    I've seen the right stock photo before: the picture's actually just too bright, that's all.

    Obviously the final product will not look as fancy as the first, overly photoshopped image, but the real product is actually darker than that supa-bright second pic.
     
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    er... they're the same shade. just different lighting.
     
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    Actually the differences are the left is a hand painted prototype and the right is a photograph of the actual toy. My guess is silver paint looks better than silver plastic. Also I believe the toy is all one gray, whereas the prototype has lighter gray shoulders with darker gray legs and forearms.
     
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    Takara FTW!!! Wait, never mind.
     
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    Lol that's Hasbro though. You're right. The final product will not look as "good" as the image on the left (with the seriously LOL-worthy looking face).

    So glad all my 3P purchases look exactly like the pictures (*hugs Not-Swoop and not-Brawn* so perfect) and hell most TakTom stuff as well. I can just not get into these dinky little figures (that's not true exactly! Hasbro's Springer/Sandstorm/Whirl/Kup/Jetfire are all decent).

    But yeah. Dat face. Holy shat. Just as bad as hasbro's Drag Strip's "dat-ass" face ...
     
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    So it's cheap-ass grey plastic all over??? :banghead: 
    The last time I saw such obnoxious Photoshop shenanigans was with Prime Legion Air Vehicon - they darkened the hell out of it to make it look less bright purple, and almost black!
    Dammit. This new picture makes him looks hideous. Do I really need to repaint it myself??? :banghead: 

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    I don't understand some of the complaints here, I still think it looks pretty good.

    No, scratch that, I think it looks better actually due that the grey tones contrast better with the black parts.
     
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    Image on left is digitally airbrushed to hell as usual per Hasbro stock photo
     
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    Oh well..... the mold isn't particularly fantastic to start with ( CW Silverbolt beats it in all modes imo )
     
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    I don't mind looks like Motormaster to me and I am just excited he is coming out next month :) 
     
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    It may be digitally airbrushed, but you can see that it's a handpainted prototype. You can see the brush marks on the chest.

    You can see the differences in the grays on the original reveal

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    WOW lol glad I never wanted him in the 1st place because that looks like CRAP