Masterpiece Arcee MP-51

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by S250, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. Thunderthruster

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    You're painting with some broad brush strokes there. Just because I have only bought a handful of MP figures, doesn't mean I'm not supporting the franchise. And I own exactly 10 Mp figures, not counting the MP-14 cassette pack (Buzzsaw is so much better than Laserbeak).
     
  2. Fafnir72

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    And inspired by a nude Leia Organa (All American Friedman and Dille (Was Dery naturalized?)) and Toei Doga. What I said.
     
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  3. Optimus Prime23

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    Dean! You're back!

    YES! First Sam, now you! We got the band back together!

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    Man oh man.

    The last few years MP collectors have gotten downright HOSTILE with each other. I'd see daily bitter arguments over Prime v3 and Bee v2 and then I just pretty much dropped out.

    But am I nuts or is this a whole new level of divisiveness? Is this the most controversial MP release yet? Or did we argue more when BW started encroaching on our beloved G1?

    I'd say the "Hasui style" vs slavish toon accuracy fights got heated, but those ended years ago, since clearly toon is the way it's been for some time now.

    But I can't remember seeing a thread that has to be scrubbed daily. All cause of a "sexy pink robot."


    What a bizarre fandom we have, huh?
     
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    If you are happy with what Takara made and is offering, and like the character, then enjoy. Personally, was never an Arce fan, I would probably buy if it was under $100, but I am going to pass. I will be reading the reviews when it is released. To those who buy it, enjoy!
     
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    It's not even just in forums. I've seen middle-aged morons arguing IN STORES over Transformer toys. Some guy minding his own business looking at Studio Series toys at Target was verbally assaulted by a paste-eating moron who was trying to tell the guy to get Earthrise and not waste money on Studio Series. When the guy said he LIKED the Bayverse, the G1nner went apesh*t about all the "wrong things" about it. Studio series guy looked at me and we both rolled our eyes and tried to get away. Apologies to the paste-eating moron if you are a member and reading this. After you left, we chatted about you for quite a while... nothing nice, I assure you.

    It's getting as bad as the Xbox vs PlayStation gamers. This tribalism proves mankind's inability to evolve past it's ancestral instincts.
     
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    Well, you said she was an American creation, but that diminishes Dery and Toei's involvement.

    @Optimus Prime23 , hope you're well, buddy! I'll try to pop in when I can!
     
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    The correct response is Ok Boomer.
     
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    Only works if the other person understands what that phrase means. Especially doesn't work if the person's name is Boomer.
     
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    Dang ol tell me about it man. Dang ol kettle calling the pot injustice!
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    Have you seen the Star Wars fandom in the last 20 years? Talk about fan entitlement and toxic fandom; they are a bunch of them there. I love Star Wars, but good lord, some of them really need to chill. But I always tell them that their behavior is not so uncommon as I've seen it time and time again from Transformers fans bitching and moaning about Beast Wars, then Bayverse, then MPs evolution and so on and on. Makes me wonder what their definition of being a fan is, when you behave like that to other fans. I mean hate Thundercats ROAR, but I love Thundercats, but I don't go to their threads and start yelling and screaming about how they have to hate that garbage because I don't agree with their creative use of the license and try to belittle the people who do like it. I can only wonder what Marvel and DC fans do among their fandom. SMH

     
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    None of you actually see what staff does behind the scenes, just a glimpse if you get a notification. This thread hasn't required too much modification and we are looking into ways to further curb hostilities.

    With that said, it is a design shift from going full on cartoon homage to idealization when it comes to MP-51. I've warmed up to the design but prefer the cartoon look and think it would've been easier to go that route. For the past 5 years or so, full on cartoon homages are what we've come to expect, so I understand why the changes to Arcee aren't warmly received by all.

    I think we should've gotten a full on cartoon homage MP Arcee while this MP-51 should've been released as part of a subline of idealized MP's.
     
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    That's Boomhower...
     
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    Snowflake fans are just as bad as toxic fans. ALL fandoms bicker and ALL fandoms have the "boo-hoo we're the most toxic fandom evah can't we just get along" pontificaters. This site is no more special and or worse than any other.
     
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    And then there are those people in fandoms who point out how all fandoms are the same and can we stop complaining about them. Man every fandom has people like that right?

    :p 

    Aside from her tummy and eyeliner I don’t see how this Arcee isn’t just as toon accurate as every recent MP.


    TT just confirmed the December 18th release date on Twitter, which is nice for those of us ordering from Anime Export and Nippon Yasan as this should actually ship before they close for the holidays :thumb 
     
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  18. Booster Gold

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    Maybe we should just shut the forums down if everyone is so sick and tired of reading other peoples opinions?

    I've took a big break between 2007 and 2014 but I can tell you it's no different now than it was then. We all discuss the news, the figures, the franchise in general and sometimes we disagree, sometimes we get overly invested or entitled, sometimes we become intolerant of others opinions and/or sick of reading them... but it's not gonna change. No one is forcing anyone to come here. I personally enjoy the back and forth, although I engage with far less than I once did, it's interesting to see how much we differ in wants, needs and expectations despite our shared interests.
     
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    that's a nice idea
     
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    Maybe we can just do a Thanos style snap every once in a while, delete half of the accounts :D 
     
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