Masterpiece Arcee MP-51

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

  1. Onilink

    Onilink Well-Known Member

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    And yet they could solve a lot of problem if they pulled out a BW Meggie Backpack with Arcee, swappable with a smaller fake backpack for display and posing purpouse
     
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  2. Paco Grande

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    Prototypes often have loose joints and are supported by stands at trade shows. I still have hope she will stand on her own but we will find out in December. Or earlier if some factory samples escape.
     
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  3. Jehsee

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    Why do the face options... look like blow-up-doll options? It's literally... how big do you want her mouth opened up...?[​IMG]
     
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  4. AndyPurro

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    Thanks, I can’t unsee that image now XD
     
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  5. 4249david

    4249david Well-Known Member

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    At least they skipped the Rouge 'O' face...
     
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  6. Such Heroic Nonsense

    Such Heroic Nonsense No!

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    I'm really surprised how TakTom didn't evolve that aspect beyond the 3P face options and capture her "female droid" likeness better from the movie over and above "creepy sex doll."

    Which we're still stuck with apparently. Especially those weird oversized eyes, which she never had (much narrower.)

    REALLY hope they tweak the face before this thing is released as they have done with Bumblebee and Ironhide in the past. It's just such a non-likeness to TFTM:Movie Arcee - and arguably the least an MP has looked like the anime model, face-wise, since Sideswipe.
     
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    They aren't dolls but dulls. It's paying homage to the Pat Lee era: dull surprise, duller surprise, dullest surprise.
     
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  8. 4249david

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    Perhaps the non-Japanese noise about face sculpt will lead them to produce a token extra face that is more in keeping? Who knows...

    It's weird that detached they all look incredibly similar, but on the figure there's only one (no idea which, obviously!) that actually looks pretty good for a toon likeness. If you find the front on, bolt upright, stock image you'll see what I mean. Not sure how that works, but there we go.

    I eventually decided I can live with the face sculpt. Possibly 3P helps out there anyway. Same with the chest...
     
  9. Such Heroic Nonsense

    Such Heroic Nonsense No!

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    Nope, don't like that one either, sorry. :D  They're all way wide of the mark. It won't happen, but they really need to start over the way FT did with the face sculpt on Willis. Ikkibo’s digibash on the Siebertron forums IMO gives a pretty good impression of how off beam the facial proportions are to the anime model:


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    Eye shape: Wrong. Nose shape: wrong. Chin and face shape: Wrong. What he also hasn't done here to perfect this is thickened out the neck a little (see below). She has a heart-shaped face and fairly muscular neck for a gal. But where is Arcee's wisdom, warmth and empathy? She looks somewhat soulless and dumb in the current sculpt, not remotely how I remember her :(  ...


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  10. lord ginrai

    lord ginrai Proud member of the Cult of Scorponok

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    I just hope we'll get a highly cartoon accurate R.E.D. figure at some point, myself. That line has a lot of potential.
     
  11. 4249david

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    Oh, it's not perfect by any means, but at least it's not terrible...
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    Just take my like. :lol 
     
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  13. AndyPurro

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    Somehow I think that's not going to happen, but that can be easily solved by 3D printing custom faces for her
     
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  14. Alph

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    That comparison shot makes the MP face look like it's melting.
     
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  15. Such Heroic Nonsense

    Such Heroic Nonsense No!

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    It's the biggest misfire with an official face sculpt I've seen in terms of likeness to the anime model. Maybe Sideswipe, I don't know, or Ironhide before they refined it slightly prior to release?

    But most of the other MP's look like their characters face-wise.
     
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  16. Honesty

    Honesty honestly, Honesty!

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    Pfft.

    How could you possibly hate the huge bug eyed, alien looking face we’re getting with this figure? And she even comes with 3 more equally bug eyed, alien looking faces ... but with her mouth opening to varying degrees!
     
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  17. Such Heroic Nonsense

    Such Heroic Nonsense No!

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    Now you put it like that, huge bug-eyed alien looking face IS the way of the future ... :drunk 
     
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  18. Jehsee

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    Slim Jim, Hot Dog, or Summer Sausage?
     
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  19. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    Starscream is going to have stiff competition
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  20. Rquiem

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    What am I reading here??

    I'm confused..