Masterpiece Beast Wars - MP-48 Lio Convoy!

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Jtprime17, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. Wh33ls

    Wh33ls Original G1 kid, and loves Beasties as much, eh!

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    HOLY F***ING SH!T, I'M LOSING MY GOD DAMNED MIND!

    LIO CONVOY?! YES PLEASE!

    SIGN ME THE F*** UP!

    PREORDERED 1ST DAY!
     
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  2. power3921

    power3921 Well-Known Member

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    Robot mode looks fantastic, straight out of the anime, but the beast mode unfortunately looks a bit off. It'll be interesting to see what he looks like with the original deco version of Primal instead of the toy/anime colors one
     
  3. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Takara Fanboy Collector

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    But..but...it's going to cost a million dollars!! Waah waah. ;) 
     
  4. divinecomedy

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    Lio Convoy == ..... Money Saved.
     
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  5. kaotika

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    looks like the beast mode head turns inside out as the mane and face are different and less organic looking in robot mode.
     
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  6. Mighty Menasor

    Mighty Menasor Menasor Searching....Crush & Destroy

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    Check out the purple feet on MP BA!! I\'m glad Takara is keeping her robot mode totally show accurate afterall.
     
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  7. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Takara Fanboy Collector

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    Bingo!
     
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  8. Pun-3X

    Pun-3X Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. This is where hypertoon accuracy can get to be just a bit much. It's not a bad toy, but a far cry from masterpiece excluding the height. The lion mode just looks so comical. I get that's the point, but that's where it just doesn't work for me. Big BW fan, but not a fan of this.
     
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  9. samisham

    samisham Well-Known Member

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    Plus anything with an Optimus face is going to sell better than almost everyone still remaining in the G1 TV cast.
     
  10. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Takara Fanboy Collector

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    @ interested parties: this is clearly an early prototype. I repeat: Early painted test shot. Final product may vary and TT might decide to add more details...i.e. the printed ' fur' effect.. maybe. If they dont..eh.. no big deal.
     
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  11. blake

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    It\'s interesting that the bot mode has a faux head on the shoulder different from the beast lion. Neat
     
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  12. Samus Aran

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    As someone who's never watched BWII, I think he reminds me more of Optimus Prime than Optimus Primal does. He has appeared as a character in some more serious IDW comics, but I think he'd make a perfect Beast Era-body for Prime if they went that route in fiction.
     
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  13. BB Shockwave

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    I am sorry, I love BWII but this looks terrible. Why the utterly flat featureless lion parts? The original toy had fur texture but the masterpiece doesn\'t? And the fake lion face for the robotmode? Why? Takara seems to have forgotten that Masterpiece used to mean \"more detailed\" just compare these flat paneled new toys with Grimlock or Starscream...
     
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  14. Beastwarsfan95

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    I’m gonna be honest (and make a few enemies here), the original figure looks much better than this new MP, especially the beast mode. In the original the lion looked pretty good, it had that sorta half-realistic/half-stylized design that most of the Japan original BW toys had. The new lion mode just looks outright goofy.
     
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  15. Toolala

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    All of those are show accurate features. he has a more robotic face for the lion when he goes into robot mode, and he also has just flat white fur as a robo.
    personal preference is not really a factor when it comes to Masterpiece at this point.
     
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  16. scrapmetaru

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    I was going to be mad. I was going to either say "are you fucking serious" or just type out the list of real Beast Wars characters that should come well before time and space are wasted on Lio Primal. But then I saw the lion mode and now I don't even give a shit. I mean if Taktom's gonna phone in their own trash cat this badly, what's even the point?
     
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  17. starquantumstratos85

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    Another beautifully crafted masterpiece that  I\'m not going to buy bc too expensive , anyway where is chug Armada Optimus prime at takara? 
     
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  18. Astrotrain52

    Astrotrain52 Former Green Kool-aider

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    Nothing, I repeat, NOTHING is funnier than watching a bunch of nerds freak out in all ways imaginable when a Masterpiece is revealed.

    I resigned myself to playing catch-up and blowing hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars trying to get a unified MP aesthetic. It won’t ever happen, since the line basically resets itself whenever a new Optimus comes out

    Buy what interests you, and if you don’t have the money, don’t waste it on plastic. Once MP-44 comes out I’ll be waiting a LONG time before I get another.
     
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  19. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    Wow, I didn't realize that his lion head changes like it did in the toon....that's really cool.

    If I still collected, I would certainly be interested in picking this guy up.
     
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  20. GAUGE

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    I'll wait for the KO
     
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