Magic Square Toys Legends Scale Prowl, Smokescreen, and Bluestreak

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  1. autobot prowl

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    Are we sure this is the final paint job? I mean it still hasn't been released yet so it might still change
     
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    Looks perfect, pretty much a KO undersized version of MP Streak.
     
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  3. Spiffy

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    I also just wonder if the plastic they use needs the paint to be of a certain ilk.. all the windows or (sparsely painted) details on my other MS toys are gloss or silver. Maybe a black gloss hood surrounded by non gloss chassis looked more weird than just glossing the whole thing. Or maybe a large black matte hood just looked sad. I typically choose to trust the designer to a degree, since you never know what iterations they went through and the reasons for decisions made. Or maybe the designer just wanted to do something different and doesn't give a crap about other people's opinions, and there's no continuity product manager to march him back to his desk.
     
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    It looks great to me in that vid. The scullpt is fantastic.
     
  5. autobot prowl

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    The leg transformation is a little weird. Very thin panels holding the feet together
     
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    Screenshot_20191203-220830_Samsung Internet.jpg Grabbed from the above video
     
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    Sigh, so much about the figure I like but where I usually order these from MST just based on a Chinese vid or two, this time I will wait to see some pics in normal lighting and hear some other first hand accounts. Whatever the reason behind that gloss, I find it off-putting. It's not like any of the other figures I have be they NA/MFT/MST/IF. None of them are that level of gloss.
     
  8. Autobrat Leader

    Autobrat Leader Autobrats, rolls out!

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    The color scheme on him looks so disjointed and hodge-podge. The arms, legs, and door wings look like they're from three different robots. NewAge looks way more streamlined color-wise.
     
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  9. LoserBroadside

    LoserBroadside Your ship just came in.

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    Man, I wish I liked the car mode better. I'm sure I'll love the transformation, but the New Age version actually LOOKS like a Datsun. As much as I slightly prefer Magic Square to New Age (I prefer MS's engineering and plastic [yep, I like it better because I find it way more durable]), MS sure doesn't place much priority on their alt modes (with exceptions such as Ultra Magnus and Cosmos)
     
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    agree. i wanted these guys to be a home run. but the paint choices are odd, the blue looks way too saturated, and the diaper looks a bit too big to me now that i'm spoiled by NA (New Age's face sculpts look better to me as well). that said, i'll still probly pick them up to see first hand.
     
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    The engineering is there. The car shell is what is lacking. I'd be happy just to go back to the old aesthetic but if they really want to change up, at least do it in an attractive way.

    Can I order one NA car body on a MST design please? ;) 
     
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  12. lilcarus

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    since they are using it for all their official promo i would say yes that is the final finish.

    we have seen them test it before on that glossed over prime that was next to the megs proto.

    i think it looks like garbage as it stands right now. but hopefully things change.
     
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    agreed. The grey is too light, and the blue windows clash with everything in both modes. They should make the body more silver and make the windows dark, it would bring everything together a little better.
     
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    Just ran through MST's weibo to find a Menasor post to razz them on...

    Protos of these guys were shown last December. I'm not seeing any improvements in a year's time. What's going on at MST?
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    It’s almost like they lost interest. So many potential releases have been shown, like the Datsuns, Jazz, Hound, Mirage, Wheeljack, Etc and they now just seem like “meh, best release something....”
     
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    these are all the left over designs before they changed direction with the new cons. i just see these as old dated bs from them.
     
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    the blue windows really make it look bad...the edges aren't clean, just kind of...blurry at the edges. I hope this is not a trend in their line.
     
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    Maybe it's taken them a year to perfect high gloss finishes...
     
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    Didn't someone report these guys were design students? Students get busy with life at some point. And they've been busy with MP and their legend Prime repaints. We know they've done tons of Decepticon protos this year... I just think they've forged on and not sent to factory the Datsuns, for any number of reasons, but not because they were redesigning anything. These aren't massive companies with focus groups and consumer polls, it's a couple of guys buying factory time. Chill out, everybody.
     
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