MasterPiece 12 is Sideswipe

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by sG_KYo, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. McSoundwave

    McSoundwave Soundwave superior!

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    Well, whadda ya know!?! I just picked up a G1 reissue of this guy and next thing I know, news breaks of him being MP-12. Coincidence? I think not!

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  2. Trailbreaker77

    Trailbreaker77 Camaro Club! Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Do me a favor then, buy Trailbreaker next. :thumbs2: 
     
  3. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    You must be stuffed up, then. Might wanna get something for that cold of yours.
     
  4. Skeeve

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    Trailbreaker would be cool. Mirage would as well. Thinking of stuff I would actually display in alt mode, there's not a lot of non-combining, non-triple-changer realistic vehicles in the Decepticon ranks.
     
  5. wildfly

    wildfly Fermenting pork tube.

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    There was this rumor going round about 6(?) years ago that Guy Ligier was looking to sue Hasbro and Takara for unlicensed use of the JS11

    Maybe there was never anything in it, but just saying.
     
  6. brawn1228

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    I agree. A MP Trailbreaker, and Mirage would be a dream come true. But I think Hound would be the all time coolest MP upgrade.

    For the Decepticons they could do Runabout and Runamuck, although they were extremely underrated characters.
     
  7. Skeeve

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    Also, he beat up Starscream once, and who doesn't love when somebody does that?

    Speculating on accessories here:

    -Jetpack (probably the most obvious outside of his weapons)
    -Jackhammer hands
    -some kind of sword (tribute to movie/WFC)
    -Parachute
     
  8. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 A real stand-up guy

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    I read this two days ago but that's still awsome news. Hopefully, we'll get a Sunstreaker and Red Alert out of Sideswipe and get some other Autobot cars like Prowl (I really want Prowl)
     
  9. brawn1228

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    I think it's safe to say that it is inevitable that we will get a MP Sunstreaker now as well.
     
  10. scubaboy31

    scubaboy31 Digital Gypsy

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    How the hell does this guarantee Sunstreaker? They had completely different bot modes, and different alt modes too. Red Alert I can see, but this isn't classics, where you can just slap a new head and paint on a figure and call it an 'update'. This is the MP line where keeping in line with the original design is pretty much the point. The only time they haven't done this (the MP-3 mold, and that only slightly deviated) has lead to a re-do.

    Sunstreaker from this design would be an insult to the line. Keep that kind of nonsense in classics where it belongs.
     
  11. lildevilchick

    lildevilchick what the doctor ordered

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    A lot of people are assuming we'll get Sunstreaker because there's a general assumption that Takara acquired a license to use their Lamborghini alt modes. If they did in fact get the license, it would only make sense to make Sunstreaker, as well, before that license expires.
     
  12. scubaboy31

    scubaboy31 Digital Gypsy

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    That 's a different kettle of fish, and a point I agree with. I increases the chance for sure. But it's anything but a certainty. An independant Sunstreaker mold would have almost no repaint potential (not that it's really an issue with the MP stuff) but surely another character with that possibility, say Prowl for example stands a higher chance. Hell with this line it could be Cyclonus next for all we know!
     
  13. Ikkstakk

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    Pure speculation here: if they do a Sunstreaker mold, would they be more likely to give him the jetpack and the piledriver arms over Sideswipe, since Sunstreaker was originally supposed to be Sideswipe and vice versa? Would make the molding easier, but the homages would be all screwed up.
     
  14. scubaboy31

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    despite original intentions, Sideswipe has been shown in fiction to have both the jetpack and piledrivers. I think that would pretty much seal it.
     
  15. Shin Densetsu

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    That makes sense.

    I for one, am HAPPY we are getting Sideswipe. Sideswipe is bad ass.
     
  16. mx-01 archon

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    That's all well and good, but a good majority of the offending posts say things like "get a Sunstreaker out of Sideswipe", which is something else entirely.
     
  17. scubaboy31

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    At least someone gets what i was trying to say!

    funnily enough I think that the past two molds shared to make sunstreaker and sideswipe (Alternators and Classics) have given us a great sunstreaker and a weak sideswipe. It's better that they get seperate figures.
     
  18. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    Was looking at the line art, and I hope beyond hope that they don't try for a 2 in 1 with this. I can KIND OF see how some people are getting the idea Takara is trying to find a way to squeeze them both from one mold :-/
     
  19. G1Jetfire

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    If it's 1:24 scale, I'm definitely interested. That way it will fit in the Alternators and Binaltech lines.
     
  20. deathsheadII

    deathsheadII Not a Bounty Hunter yes?

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    hopefully not long till the prototype and pre orders as this is due for september