Masterpiece Beast Wars - MP-48 Lio Convoy!

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

  1. soybean56

    soybean56 Well-Known Member

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    This one's tough for me. I'll probably get it to support more BW MP figures, but I think the original toy looked better in both modes--or good enough any way. A lot of BW2 and Neo animation matches the toys well enough for me, unlike the CGI BW show.
     
  2. Bob 121

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    How does a "masterpiece" not have ankle tilts? I can't believe there actually isn't some way to tilt them built in. There has to be.
     
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  3. Capperclawed

    Capperclawed I'm just here for the third party Raiden wars

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    Woah, Beast Wars Second MPs, what a crazy neat idea! Maybe this opens the gates for more of the Japanese only stuff to get some MP figures, id love to see Takara take on the Headmasters in a masterpiece style, maybe some masterforce and victory stuff! Id die if they did an official MP Overlord or Chromedome. Heck i would take a Fortress that just turns into the head with no Fort Max component.

    Im just happy these shows are breaking into the mainline releases again, its making a lot of very specific fans very happy.

    That being said that lion mode looks a little strange. I know its because beast wars second was fully 2d animated and much more cartoony with its animal designs when you compare them to beast wars.... first. But that mane doesnt look very good, i dont know why it needed to be separated into a bunch of panels, honestly the original toy looks better in that aspect to me. otherwise the bot mode looks stellar.

    edit: a word. thanks [Wing_Saber-X]
     
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  4. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Takara Fanboy Collector

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    Takara are making these new MPs NOT Hasbro...
    Fixed ;) 
     
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  5. Mudslide

    Mudslide Eyes hurt, rolled them too hard

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    Big Convoy when?
     
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  6. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Takara Fanboy Collector

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    Hahha. No malice intended. But Hasbro gets way too much credit. Sheesh. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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  7. HolyCulture

    HolyCulture I'm so much a toon guy that I framed Roger Rabbit.

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    Personally I think this toy looks flawless in both modes. Now I’m excited to FINALLY watch the BWII series and movie. It was BWII and Neo that brought me back to the toyline as a collector instead of just an enthusiast.

    I owned all the BWII and Neo figures. But sadly had to sell them all and my JAFcon exclusive black Convoy to pay for a semester of university.

    I’m a G1 fanboy in my child’s heart. But I must admit this hits me in a way I wasn’t prepared for. Lio Convoy looks amazing!

    I’m buying a second MP-38 today, and I’ll preorder 2 Lio Convoys the day they go up.

    Bravo TT. You’ve announced a toy that will go into my ‘Forever Collection’.
     
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  8. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Takara Fanboy Collector

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    Glad you are satisfied with this new and super anime accurate incarnation of BW 2 Lio Convoy. It certianly deserves its spot of glory amongst other Leader Autobot Masterpiece toys!
     
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  9. MegaDolrailer

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    It doesn't have ankle tilts, it has toe tilts which serve the same purpose. MP Cheetor didn't tilt at the ankle exactly either, it was more in the middle of his foot.
    And yeah the arm kibble is accurate.
     
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  10. Jhund

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    As big convoy could attest toe tilts are .... pretty damn good .
     
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  11. Liege Prime

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    I've watched some clips and the arms did NOT have that kibble. So, maybe he does somewhere, but I doubt it was THAT insane. Having a second arm attached to your wrist? That's nuts, and looks real bad. The toe tilt was Cheetor's entire front foot so it was a different for him.

    Sorry, for everyone who likes everything they see, I am happy for you. At first I got really excited when I saw this reveal, than I saw some things I'm disappointed with and just have to be honest about it.
     
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  12. JustineBW

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    has anyone edited a comparison pic of MP 48 and 38 with the encore big convoy? That would look sick.
     
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  13. oku

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    Sounds to me like people have more of a problem with Lio Convoy as a design, rather than this particular Masterpiece in reference to the lion arms.
     
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  15. Liege Prime

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    I am not going to play "let's compare pic sizes." There's times when it's there, times when it's not. I think Takara should have followed the times when it's not there and actually make the design look good.
     
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    Wow, I gotta hand it to the engineering team on this one. It's tough to come up with an inferior product 10+ years after the original and still keep your job. They would have been better off copying Perfect Effect or thevNeoArts knockoff.
     
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    I mean, this is funny, but it's obvious they were going for animation accuracy and not some overwrought generations figure. Just like every single other MP figure.
     
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  18. OPisOP

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    Not really feeling this one tbh. I'm at least happy that I don't have another BW-MP figure to preorder, for now.

    For those that do like this, I hope it turns out well for you :) 
     
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  19. e prime

    e prime Chosen by the matrix

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    I'm sure some people were thinking ( why world hate wazzpinatorrr?) I'm rather excited for this character. It definitely came out of left field for sure tho.
     
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    can't wait for this!!!!

    ...and big Convoy!

    having said that they could really have waited until they finished the S1 lineup before going into latter series. Masterpiece needs to stop doing rando popular characters and just finish a series.
     
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