Masterpiece Arcee MP-51

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  1. Sam

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    Yup, I'm familiar with that line

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    Wait, masked and mask-less? Does Nightbird remove her mask?

    Thing is, Nightbird is supposed to be pretty big. At least Ironhide height if I'm remembering right. Would be great if a company did non-transforming designs that were in scale with the MP line, unlike the Ex Gokin series. But then, why can't that 'company' just be Takara.
     
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    In the Legends manga, Nightbird Shadow (same gal) could remove her mouth guard which made her so kawaii)
     
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    Nightbird is probably not likely as they tend to only do a Masterpiece character retool or redeco if it existed in the G1 line or in Diaclone or Microchange. Things like Enemy, Wingthing, Stripes, Nightstalker, Load Pedal, Spinout, Tigertrack, etc. Only exist because of this. That's why you don't have a G1 MP Barricade from the Datsuns or likely Nightbird. Arcee is someone without a G1 toy, so I would think Paradron Medic / Lifeline or some Arcee variant are the only options.
     
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    A Nightbird remold dilutes the line. At that point they may as well do a yellow Tracks and a Slicer too. Masterpiece needs to be held to the highest standard, it can't become the "repaints for repaints' sake" show.
     
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    I don't know if I'd go that far. If they want to release them, let them. Don't have to buy the ones you don't want and you can just pretend that the MP line has kept its blood pure.
     
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    No.

    None of that, thanks.

    I agree with them, really. Nightbird from Arcee opens the whole can of worms of retools on tbe basis of slightly similar alt modes/body types. It'd basically turn the line into "Generations but expensive".
     
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    don’t forget to include the Encore line, too. That’s where Stripes is from.

    so I guess even though we won’t get a yellow Tracks we could potentially get a green Ratchet, if they wanted
     
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    Um... the diaclones are just as "repeat for repaint' sake" as a Nightbird would be. However, I don't see Nightbird being an optional reuse of MP51, since she has nothing in common with Arcee. She'd require heavy remolding. Proportions are totally different from Arcee as well.
     
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    Man you're wrong there. I'm not saying they wont do NB. And I would be ecstatic if they did. But to say Diaclone is the same 'repainty-ness' as Nightbird???? lol no way man. Diaclone is literally it's own line. And it's selling like fucking hotcakes. It's just not as topical in English speaking forums and message boards.
     
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    I meant it as being repaints purely to make $$$ off the molds. I know Diaclone was it's own thing back in the day, but in the TRANSFORMERS line, it's just repaints being shoehorned into the line.

    If Takara did the diaclone repaints with diaclone packaging, pilots, etc, I'd give it more credit. It's popularity is besides the point.
     
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    Woof. People are complaining about how off-model MP-51 is. That thing didn't even need to transform, and misses the mark in so many ways.
     
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    She was eye level with Mirage, when he should’ve “protect his neck”. Yeah she kicked his ass lol.
     
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    Sorry man. I just simply disagree with you. Cordon is every bit as imp as sunstreaker. Not to everyone of course :) 
     
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    It's not at all the same thing. The Diaclone repaints are based on actual toys that didn't appear in the show, giving them leniancy in their interpretations. They're also used as an outlet for things like toy-accurate headsculpts and weapons after the MP line's heavy dedication to cartoon-accuracy.

    A Nightbird retool would be the first case of them using another character's body to make a toy of a character that did appear in the show, regardless of accuracy. Unlike the Diaclone repaints there is an actual, on-screen appearance that the MP is choosing not to adhere to. The only similar instance is that the Diaclone Ultra Magnus was made into the IDW character Delta Magnus... although Delta Magnus had technically never appeared in the Sunbow continuity so there was no character model to adhere to.

    It's what the Generations line does often... and it's fine when it's done there... but it's not something that the MP line has ever done and I kind of hope they stick with that. There are other options for Arcee, like original prototype colours, if they really need to do a retool, which the lack of T-Wrecks and Grimlock show is not something that they always do anyway.

    Also, it would be nice if the MP line could go without falling into the trappings that the Generations line has fallen into wherein a single female mold is used for every female character.
     
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    I guess her size changed a little then!

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    Sunbow...gotta love em.
     
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    Didn’t say it wasn’t “imp” (whatever that means). Just saying the diaclone releases are a cash grab. Nothing wrong with that. Takara has to make money. Sheesh. People act like I insulted their mother!
    Dude... calm DOWN! Jeebus. I was referring MERELY to the cash grab aspect of it. Not how it affects the multiverse and the space/time continuum.

    I already said nightbird as a retool wouldn’t work from a toy standpoint. If they made her out of mp51, it would be a simple cash grab.
     
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    Well all the same it's very likely that we'll see a Paradron Medic out of the MP Arcee mold anyway given that it's an obvious repaint to do so there's no speculation about that anyway. Also given on how 3rd party companies will likely do KOs of MP Arcee with modifications in the future anyway it's not like we don't have the option to pick one up and repaint the mold into what character/color scheme we'd like to see her in anyway.
     
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    My mother was a diaclone :mad: 
     
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    And here I always thought you were more of a GoBot...:D 
     
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