Masterpiece HOUND MP-47

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by oku, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. Sam

    Sam MP-44: 13 days

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    It does have a neck, but the neck doesn’t peg into the bonnet, it’s attached to the body via that armature.

    It’s always been that way. Probably a requirement of Jeep, to allow the bonnet to open. The head actually does end up under the bonnet, via the armature.

    I think for most of us this isn’t a dealbreaker, as long as it works properly on final copies - especially considering how kibble-free the rest of him is.

    If it’s a dealbreaker for you then sorry to hear that. It’s been pretty visible since last July.
     
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  2. angelic

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    Ah well, i didnt notice, thanks for clearing it up gentlemen. Pre-order at 50/50 then. I'm appreciative of the corrections.
     
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  3. angelic

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    Qq to you also good sir.
     
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  4. Jarrod

    Jarrod Semi-retired Builder

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    You mean just like how Sunstreaker was SURE going to be a huge gappy mess because of that one magazine article? Or how BW Megatron was for sure gonna have balance issues because he was often shown with a stand? Or Blackarachnia's feet are definitely gonna be black? Or maybe purple?

    I think it might be a little premature to jump to comclusions based on a single, hand painted, resin copy. Which isn't even consistent with previous displays.

    I do agree it's an area of...I don't know if I'd even say concern...interest maybe? But definitely nothing to panic about at this early point.
     
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  5. Ikkstakk

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    I know that's a popular theory making the rounds, but fifteen years ago Jeep authorized Alternators Hound and he had a door in the bonnet that the head came up through. And the bonnet could still open, and the arms formed the engine like this one does.
     
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  6. Sam

    Sam MP-44: 13 days

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    Argument destroyed haha
     
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  7. ZapRowsdower

    ZapRowsdower Care for a piece of milk?

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    Which is to say, you believe the customer base is shrinking rapidly. :sly:  So, with less customers, higher prices... which lead to less customers and higher prices. :lol 

    Maybe it's time to get out of the hobby. :) 
     
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    The head is far from a deal breaker for me. My preorder is still live. I just think that Takara need to bin off whoever's in charge of posing their figures at these events.
     
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  9. chchchch

    chchchch QQ

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  10. Sam

    Sam MP-44: 13 days

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    I thought this was some kind of new slang. Like Q.Q. almost sounds like 'cool cool'.

    I can see it catching on. Qq
     
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  11. IwatchTV

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    This has been my best year as a transformers collector since I was a kid.

    There has been the joy of Siege line which has been possibly my favourite since G1. Add to that we now have V3 Prime, Bee and Hound (a figure I've wanted to join the masterpiece ranks for some time). 2019 has been apretty special year for a TF fan.
     
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  12. oku

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    It's always time to get out of the hobby.
     
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  13. chchchch

    chchchch QQ

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    I mean...yes....in fact everything you just wrote is very QQ! :cool: 
     
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    This Hound is Qq.
     
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    I do agree with your statement about what JEEP wanted during the creation of Binaltech/Alternators. There’s no telling if JEEP’s philosophies concerning transforming toys have changed over the course of fifteen years. Did they look at Lamborghini and Sunstreaker and said, “we want that. TT, make Hound as close to real world as possible.” Is Porsche the secret leader in demanding these car designs and waiting for TT to pump out enough real world representations?

    I’m more interested in hearing TT themselves explaining the design process in Hound and the design choice for Hound’s “floating” head. We all know that they could have designed the head to flip over very easily. They’ve done it many times over. So the better question is, why did they choose not to?
     
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    Any chance of a designer interview soon? To explain some choices?
     
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  17. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    Probably after POs, Blackarachnia"s came up pretty quick after her POS went up.
     
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  18. Georgii10235

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    It seems that way. From what I've read in the MP speculation thread, TT did work on MP Jazz at one point but Porsche weren't satisfied with it. If that's what you're referring to. It could also just chalk up to simply an engineering choice. Since we have no idea how he transforms from the chest up.

    I feel like it may be TT's philosophy changing as well, since even Prime who has an unlisenced alt mode has opening doors. They obviously care a lot about having real world gimmicks even at the cost of the bot mode. MP-45 pretty much shows that with his broken up thighs and big heel spur.

    I think TT is confident in their own engineering that they're more commonly incorporating these gimmicks to appeal to people who enjoy collecting MPs as car models. But yeah, only way to know for sure is for an interview. Hopefully soon. :) 
     
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  19. Ikkstakk

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    One thing that's changed since the Alternators days: Jeep is now owned by Fiat. Not knowing the intricacies of that arrangement, I don't know what kind of directives Fiat can impose upon Jeep management. Fans have competing theories about how much control Volkswagen has over Porsche, for example. I tend to fall on the side of believing this is just Takara challenging themselves to design a car mode with as few unnecessary seam lines as possible.
     
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  20. Optimus Prime23

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    What you did there? Yeah, I saw it.
     
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