Masterpiece Arcee MP-51

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

  1. NathimusPrime

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    I think her design just doesnt really work as a transformer. Its iconic but it doesnt lend itself a transforming toy.
     
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  2. [Wing_Saber-X]

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    If only the ginormous backpack could be detached and replaced with a cleaner piece by 3rd party toy makers.....
     
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    Technically 3 attempts. Zeta/Toyworld ...which bot mode think it's actually, and sadly, better than this :T
     
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    I'll buy it when and if a third party comes out with a solution to that gravity victim of a chest:D :D 
     
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    HEY, DEAN, DEAN, DEAN, DEAN
    HAVE YOU SEEN THIS?, THIS?, THIS?, THIS?
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    HASUIIIII!!!!!, IIIIII!!!!!, IIIII!!!!!, IIIII!!!!!!
     
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  6. Gamerlingual

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    Looks a LOT like Legends Arcee from the bottom.
     
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    Witchcraft
     
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  8. Prime135

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    I find both this figure and FansToys rouge frustratingly close to perfect. A theme I’ve noticed popping up more and more lately among the various official and unofficial masterpiece lines.

    The last time I saw a truly perfect official MP was probably Grapple, unofficial maybe DX9 la hire?
     
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  9. Novaburnhilde

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    Lewd.
     
  10. Arie

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    She can, as Soundwave's Cat has proven. There is diecast in the feet. Have a look at the photos posted. Some even believed that they were photoshopped, but they're not.
     
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    I doubt they're photoshopped but I still think we should wait until more people get their hands on her before we decide if she's back-heavy or not.
     
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    Which is funny, considering that in robot mode she looks exactly like a witch...what with a saggy, disproportionate chest and a big cape/ backpack :lolol 
     
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  13. Arie

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    Seriously, were you expecting anything else? I'm sure @Dean ML wasn't. No surprise here. The legs and arms, the way they're formed, don't allow anything else than a transformation like this. And I'm positive that this transformation will also have its Masterpieces moment(s).
     
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    :lolol  :lolol  :lolol  Hey now come on, that's a low blow.
     
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    Nice how you can store the pistol underneath. Good use of the thumbs. Wonder if the click in or rest on top of the upper legs?
     
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    It's still a big fat nope for me... not that that is gonna surprise anyone. You can add 'to me' to the end of the following if you like. The proportions are wonky, the changes they've made to the animation model (something I'd usually welcome) are all nonsensical and unappealing, She has no 'shelf presence', there is no wow factor here, she looks awkward from almost every angle and that backpack... terrible. There's just a lack of finesse or sensibility to the design, it's a hot mess of compromises that have little to no pay off. This feels like a rerun of MP-45, certainly in the running for worst looking MP ever in my book.

    If this opinion offends you know where the ignore button is.
     
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    Her front torso reminds me of polygon playstation 1 and N64 graphics. But it had to be done to get a good car mode. Her backpack and face look good to me. People will recognize who she is. So that’s what counts. I’m in when the price is low
     
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    Why people keep calling it saggy when it's clearly Pear-shaped perky?

    you wouldn't have the breaking line on her chest that way if they were saggy.
     
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    Granny tatas here I come
     
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  20. AnonymousDwell

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    I'm rarely particularly critical of MPs, as I'm sure some remember from my love of Bumblebee 2.0 despite its kibble issues.

    But while the design and transformation here are predictably amazing, and while a lot of the things that seem to bug others (proportions, etc.) don't phase me, this is the first face sculpt since the line reboot that just doesn't land for my tastes.

    I'm struggling to find a single animation cel in the 86 film where her chin is that pointed. With mouth open, sure. The jaw lowers and points, and it looks pretty spot on there. But with her mouth closed, imo it should look more like the reference animation model, and I just don't see that personally being as pointed as they've made her chin here.

    The reference model zoomed into her face:

    Arcee ref face zoom.jpg

    Shots from the cartoon and movie:

    movie Arcee 1.jpg
    Arcee G1.jpg

    MP-51:
    MP 51 face.jpg

    That's the only point of criticism I have personally. Everything else is within tolerable limits for me owing to the complexity of making a transforming action figure with these features and dimensions. Impressive figure otherwise as always.
     
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