Mastermind Creations Reformatted R-45 Mnemo & Motif 2-Pack.

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  1. Lorenzo

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    Is just gundam marker panel line, the classic. I'm gonna do this to my whole collection
     
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    Yeah these colors are as close as we could get to what they were in the comic. And no we are not planning on doing a comic accurate version with more extras. That's this figure.
     
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    Yeah, it does. While it's, again, not a dealbreaker for me, you can't deny it's at least a somewhat stark contrast.

    So much so that I decided to do a bit of research.

    (Just for the record real quick, i'm matching these throughout the entire Pantone color selection, which covers all of their color guides. And since i'm also not in the industry, i'm not entirely sure if somehow there may be a reason a certain color from a certain guide over another, should that be the case. Also these are best matches, so there is no guarantee that any of these colors match the RGB codes number for number. They are as close as they can get.)

    If we're going by Pantone's color selection, which is used in the industry, including MMC...

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    i'm getting from the promo photos of Mnemo a Pantone 9120U (Getting this through RGB color values being entered on their website; Those being 250, 249, 195) as the closest match.

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    While when taking the RGB spectrum of a shot from the comics (the RGB spectrum selection slightly varies to a bit more than pixel-by-pixel, but the most certain seems to be 252, 248, 229)...

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    i'm getting a Pantone 1-9U.

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    The main difference between these is the lack of more of a blue in the spectrum to counteract the near maximum of the Red and Green (Maximum value of the RGB spectrum for anyone wondering is 255).

    Though as a failsafe, I also took a sample from both of the in-hand shots as well.

    From the first batch of shots from, I don't know the name since I don't speak Chinese, so i'll just call him User 1 for the sake of this comparison.

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    His shot gives a Pantone of 13-4108 TPG Nimbus Cloud (RGB of 217, 219, 218).

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    And for MAYGrass' photo...

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    I'm getting a Pantone of 12-2103 TCX Almost Mauve (RGB of 231, 223, 216).

    upload_2020-12-7_19-33-57.png

    Now, there is a caveat with these photos, User 1's seem to be heavy on light, and MAYGrass' seem to collectively be lacking in light.

    My verdict? I'll see what happens when I get them in-hand. Though I have a feeling he still may be a bit off, leaning towards the promo pics more than he ideally should.

    Well I guess that kinda settles it, haha. Figured as much so i'll absolutely have to reserve judgement till I get him in hand. For I am still as hyped as ever to have my favorite 3P create my favorite iteration of one of if not my favorite Transformers characters of all time.

    You guys did a wonderful job regardless. Hats off to you guys as always.
     
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    It's subtle, but these new photos do look better to me, particularly the first user who has the good lighting -- seeing those made me breathe a sigh of relief. I'm still worried that the face, with its tan-on-gold-on-orange scheme, looks awfully washed out, especially in the second user's photos, but in the first user's photos it looks pretty reasonable (to the degree you can judge from it peeking out of the underside of the alt mode).

    All in all, I'd say I'm back aboard the hype train.
     
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    If anyone’s really fussed about they could just paint it. I’m probably gonna do something to contrast the visor a bit more. But they both look really good.
     
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    I agree the new photos look better. I guess I would like it more if only they painted that area above the chest hinge red. But other than that, Chromedome looks great. Definitely looking forward to getting mine.
     
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    Same, personally hoping that the first in-hand images are what end up being more accurate in terms of color.
     
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    I'm looking forward to getting this in hand as well
     
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    Colors look great to me! They get my sign of approval xD

    The trouble with pulling the colors straight from the comic book is that there's some color tinting/grading going on as well as the fact that what you're looking at are the shadow and highlight colors (which are too dark and/or blown out respectively) NOT the actual "true" color.

    So there's some wiggle room!

    I think that's understood by the mmc crew and I feel like they've done a great job at approximating the feeling of the comic. I can't wait to pick these two up!
     
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    Can't get a more valuable endorsement than from the man who created MTMTE's colours in the first place! :) 

    It must be great to see so many of the visual designs you worked on be brought to glorious plastic life!
     
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    PSX just marked my copy of these two shipped!
     
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    Shipping notice, incoming!!!! 2 weeks tho.....
     
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    I actually like the color change a lot :) 
    Kapow should ship mine this week. Yay! :D 
     
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    Got the shipping notice from psx too
     
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    Just gonna keep going for research's sake. Also i'm just honestly having fun researching these colors, haha.

    User 1: Pantone P 2-2 C (234, 226, 177)

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    User 2: Pantone 11-0110 TPG Buttercream (240, 227, 208)

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    User 3: Pantone P 19-9 C (227, 209, 185)

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    User 4: Pantone 9601 U (236, 233, 202)

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    So far though, colors are looking to be better than the first showing. Hoping in-hand we get something more on the line of User 4's lineup.
     
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    Love the look of this guy, just not in need of a Chromedome. Looking forward to any potential repaints!
     
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    Another Batman repaint, I am sure.
     
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