Masterpiece Beast Wars - MP-48 Lio Convoy!

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

  1. darwin

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    To your silly sarcasm?

    No applause needed or deserved.

    Better a fatherly pat on the head, like you do with those small brats who Believe to be super Smart but actually aren't.
     
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  2. Jtprime17

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    This image of the robot mode is also new.
     
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    I knew it!!! I told you all!!! The perspective of the original shot was trash! Wow he looks a lot better here. Very encouraging.
     
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    It looks a lot more solid. Although now the chest stuff is mildly distracting.
     
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    So filling in a bald spot and taking a picture at a slightly different angle suddenly makes the beast mode look good now? Okay... I don't get it. It looks almost exactly the same as before.

    Also, I'm not sure why the beast mode was so maligned before while the robot mode was being praised so much. To me, both modes have always looked on par with each other, which is to say mediocre. The emphasis on cartoon accuracy really brought out the detail and character with previous Beast Wars entries, whereas with Lio Convoy this approach is not doing him any favors. I really like the proportions in both modes, and he looks like he will be very posable. However, he really needs more detail, be it sculpted fur or a textured paint technique like with MP-32, he needs something.

    I'm almost tempted to get him just so I can apply some sculpted fur details and paint applications myself... but I'm not that crazy.
     
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    Yeah, that's the major thing holding me back. That, and I don't give a lick about Lio Convoy. But a cool enough toy can persuade me despite that.

    I can deal with a 'toon deco on a car. You still have all the surface detail and bits and bobs sculpted in, even if they're not coloured as they should be. An animal, however, looks pretty jarring in this style. He doesn't really "fit in" anywhere because he's so aesthetically distinct.

    They can potentially get me if they do a "toy-style" version with some fur print and a more realistic lion face sculpt. But the 'toon accurate version is just not for me.
     
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    reeeee where's the AJ preorder reeeee
     
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    No joke... where are the preorders?
     
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    Preorders will probably start this weekend after WonFes. I think TTemploy or someone else said that preorders would start later in the Summer.
     
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    August 2nd preorders go live I hear.
     
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    Yeah after careful consideration unless something amazing happens and he's either loaded with some amazing accessories or actually reasonably priced I'm most probably out. Although I initially admired and wanted to support the diversification of an BWII MP release the overly toon deco doesn't really do it for me...mostly becuase having watched enough of the toon it just ain't for me.
     
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    Yeah buddy, here we go!

    First look some weapons; the figure holds Lio Convoy's handheld blaster in his right hand:

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    And the rocket launcher from his forearm is flipped over on his left:

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    Although it could also be a launcher from the lion mane (which could be detached and held in the hands on the original toy), the red barrel tips are throwing me off.
     
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    I’ve always gotten my BWMPs from Amazon Japan (including BA preorder), but thinking of trying out Pulse for this one. Excited. I always wanted the original back in the day.
     
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