Magnificent Mecha MM-02A (2007/ROTF) & MM-02B (DOTM) Optimus Prime (Masterpiece Scale)

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  1. silverej

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    Also skipped and looks like will be again. This and that NA Megs since it looks like he's at least an inch taller than UT.
     
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  2. Furb

    Furb Rotary & Engineering Specialist

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    as we know, money is worth shit compared to 20 years ago when they worked on the first movie and 15 years since rotf

    2007 movie had 151 million, rotf 210 million
    then rotb had 195 million budget

    I'd really argue the statement that rotb had a bigger budget
     
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  3. Shizuka

    Shizuka Optimus Prime's Scriptor

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    One of the nicenest things about this figure are all the superfluous parts such as the panels by the top thigh wheels and calves that protrude to give the Bay designs life. However these parts were always molded in. It's actually like the truck exploded in the same way as the CG model.
     
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    octobotimus Bad company ruins good morals

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    It doesn’t help that MPC workers often outsource their work to meet deadlines, so instead of in house consistency you’d get people from other countries doing it then sending it over with no real conversation about quality or consistency.

    Man I miss ILM.
     
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  5. meisterman

    meisterman i am in love with rotb

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    I think my only complaint with this is that it’s called masterpiece scaled lol. Assuming it’s the same rough height as MM01 it’s way out of the established MPM large bot scale, and probably even out of the carbot scale too. We could really use a new name for the upscaled MP scale that 3Ps are taking to for movieverse stuff.
     
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  6. Zoo

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    Technically he scales with jazz bee and barricade lol but imwym, most ppl il refer to it as osko scale
     
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    I think one of the upgrades I'm looking forward to over the almost perfect BA is the wheel on the hip can be bent independently of the bottom wheel. That was literally my only gripe with BA
     
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    Works for me. I just want it. Can't pass up on an opportunity like this for Masterpiece Movie 2009-2011 Optimus Prime.
     
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  9. oprime376

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    MM knows we're all thirsty for a proper mpm peterbilt prime. Makes sense why they wouldn't be worried about the price and also wouldn't be suprised if more 3rd party companies comes out with their take on peterbilt prime looking at what MM can potentially achieve with this mold.
     
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  10. BIOMEC

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    I personally think that the price tag isn’t necessarily just greed on MM's part, if the quality, part count, ratchets, materials and paint are top notch, then the asking price seems "reasonable". But almost $300 put this figure in a different category imo
     
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    octobotimus Bad company ruins good morals

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    Tbh it starts putting them into Flamestoys overpriced catagory, at which point it really just isn’t that reasonable. I haven’t messed with any figure that truly feels worth being over $250 and isn’t a giant. Regardless of their paint, materials, or ratchets.
     
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  12. BIOMEC

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    It's not necessary about how you feel about it but rather the actual cost of making the figure. Just like AAT's Mackron, it is a +$250 toy with a lot of cool features that, imo, justify the asking price, but it ended up feeling like ~$100 because it was poorly executed. Maybe it will get cheaper later due to lack of demand, who knows!
     
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    Damn :( 
     
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    This is where the weak Yen is really gonna hurt. I’m gonna have to think long and hard about spending more than I did for MP44 (which was arguably overpriced).
     
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    lmao is it too early to pray for a knock off of this figure
     
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    ILM isn't innocent of this either. They did the same with AOE and TLK where the CGI took a noticeable hit in quality, as well as the work environment of VFX studios being much worse then they were in 2007-2011, now more akin to Japanese animation studios. MPC is responsible to the CG in movies like The Jungle Book and the Godzilla films after all.

    And I still wouldn't say ROTB has bad CGI. It was noticeably better in the opening and final act WetaFX and while the scenes shot in day-time Peru were the weakest, they still were good looking effects.
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    And believe me we would have noticed if we got actual bad CGI.
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  17. meisterman

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    Yeah, I mean it definitely isn't the best looking transformers movie but it still at least feels like there was effort put in. ILM's last few live action transformers movies weren't great either, but ultimately it really seems more a fault of bad working conditions than lack of care. I don't know if I'd go so far as to say MPC could ever reach the same heights as ILM with both working at peak conditions, but Weta's work in ROTB was just as good as ILM's work in 2007-2011 at times and I feel like they have a lot of promise if Paramount goes with them moving forward (but they probably won't because they cost more).
     
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  18. octobotimus

    octobotimus Bad company ruins good morals

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    Worse CGI doesn’t excuse poor VFX. There are some good or fine shots in ROTB, but there’s plenty of MPC shots that look muddy and ugly, with really wonky texturing and horrible skeleton animations. They’re good at doing animals, but robots? Not really.

    On the other point, I have no clue how anyone can say AOE or TLK took a hit VFX wise, the CGI was next level in those films from just a technical stand point. TLK even more so with how they started getting proper surface reflections working.

    I mean Optimus and the lighting on him in these scenes alone, man what beautiful artistry.
     
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  20. meisterman

    meisterman i am in love with rotb

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    I don't feel as strongly about TLK, but AOE looked awful to me. I can't fully describe what it was about the VFX, but every shot of the robots looked extremely off-putting and I couldn't get as immersed as I could in the first 3 films or Bumblebee. On a different note, I also really didn't like the transformations they had from AOE on. Sure a big part is the designs themselves, but none of the transformations actually allowed you to follow where the parts go throughout. They just kind of move around for a little and then go off screen and vanish, or cut to an angle where you can't see anything recognizable anymore midway through. Kind of took the fun out of them transforming, regardless of CGI realism :/
     
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