Masterpiece HOUND MP-47

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

  1. Digger

    Digger Sharing peace, love and MP Cliff ≠ retool

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    I’m not on the Mystic Fortune gang squad, but I’d just like to throw in that they probably cost more cause people keep buying KOs. So, you know, that might be why.
     
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    I’m not convinced he is that mis-transformed really but a fractional gap doesn’t really bother me all that much. Especially not when everything else looks so delightful and pops! as it does.

    You’re not being attacked, your garbage opinions are. There is a difference. You can either suck it up and let it go, or you can keep on complaining about it for another half dozen pages but that’s just going to harden people against you further.
     
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    It's a bit weird looking. They've been doing this protruding upper-lip thing of late that I've not seen in person yet but it's off-putting to me. Both MP-19+ Smokescreen and MP-25 Bumblebee appear to have it. Thus far I'm not a fan... it looks cartoonish, which I guess shouldn't surprise me.

    Talking of all things toon, I'd have preferred (as always) a more half and half deco rather than ultra toon and a possible toy deco plus version. The off-white isn't as offensive to my eyes as MP-44's bright white pants but I'd have preferred silver, it is quite disappointing there's not a drop of chrome on him. Thankfully the neck look's much better connected in these photos so that is encouraging.

    It's funny I forget about this guy for a bit, then some new photos appear and I'm surprised how much I like the mould, and then I start to slowly spot/remember what put me off in the first place. I honestly think with a different deco and a marginally lower price I'd be all over this one.
     
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  4. Liampope

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    You're perfectly entitled to your opinion and have every right to state it. Just like you have every right to sign up to a Rolex, or LV bags, or iPhone, or whatever, forum and tell everyone how you like the design but find it overpriced and will buy a knock off instead. Just don't expect such a sentiment to be very warmly received! :) 
     
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  5. Digger

    Digger Sharing peace, love and MP Cliff ≠ retool

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    I do think the face is a bit strange. But only the open mouth one. I think the normal face is pretty good. If they do make a toy one I think it’ll work better with bigger eyes.
     
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  6. Neothanos

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    "we have to do everything as cartoon accurate as possible, people like that"
    "What about the feet?"
    "screw the feet"
     
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    What's not show accurate about the feet? Aside from them being (thankfully) a little more detailed?
     
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  8. OmegaTaco Supreme

    OmegaTaco Supreme Evil will always triumph, because good is dumb TFW2005 Supporter

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    If anything KOs should drive the price down, so TT can compete with them. Higher prices will just drive people to get the KO. If the price was lower and only a slightly higher then what a KO goes for people would likely pay the little extra to get the official. I blame Bandai and how much they charge for stuff. TT was probably looking at them and said they want some of that cheddar also.
     
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  9. Digger

    Digger Sharing peace, love and MP Cliff ≠ retool

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    Look I don’t think that’s the exact reason. Takara’s paint and total parts count has gradually increased to a much larger standard. That is most definitely a reason as to why they cost more.
     
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    It mattered enough to get a response ;) .


    Enjoy your fake shit.
     
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  11. Emperor Bruticus IV

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    I'm just thankful one of my favourite Autobot cars has been done so late in the game.

    Sunstreaker, Hound & the Fuso's are just incredible IMO, I can't see them having been possible in this manner with the old lower budget.
    Hound has had alot of attention to detail added, multi piece interior seats and all.

    We've been blessed to have Jazz & Mirage yet to come, the articulation, paint and accessories will be top-notch.
     
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  12. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Takara Fanboy Collector

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    Couldn't have said it better myself!
     
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    This is my first time ever having an opened Hound figure (I actually only ever had the Binal Tech one and it was sealed), so I'm pretty stoked!

    Kinda glad where we are with articulation and detail right now, so once Jazz, Mirage and dare I hope an eventual Blitzwing hit I am sure they will be spectacular!
     
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    In an of its own? No. But the inelegance being shown as product as a whole is troubling for me.

    I mean they are charging Soul of Chogokin money for these things and they are in no way perfect or even close to acceptable for me.

    But until they re-release Star Saber at least I have a pretty promising beast war line of masterpieces.
     
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  15. Digger

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    I’d say they’re definitely better than SoC stuff on account that they’re extremely articulate, cartoon accurate, and can transform. I’ve seen very few which combine all those features.
     
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    Wowee, lots of prickliness these last few pages! :lol 

    I have to agree that these conversations are entirely avoidable if people don’t wander into threads about official products, to declare that they are “waiting on the KO”. It’s an age-old bone of contention, particularly when the official product hasn’t even made it into collectors’ hands. ;) 

    I’d say that part of the reason there’s agitation around this subject is that, in a number of cases over the years, there’s been a smug undertone (if not a blatant assertion) that a KO is somehow going to be notably improved in one way or another (arguably, lower price would be the only guarantee as there are QC crapshoots in both official and KO worlds...)

    Whether a KO significantly improves upon the original in any way is probably inconsequential to fans of official products at any rate, since they’ll generally have the benefit of experiencing the product a number of months (at least) before a KO sees the light of day, aren’t in the hobby to bemoan this or that feature, and are probably happy to accept the official product regardless of, or even because of, certain design choices.

    In my case, Hound’s splitting tires are an interesting choice which helps achieve the clean toon look I love, and of course plastic has longevity on its side - so, for me, there’s no point waiting on a hypothetical KO, let alone spending time hoping/stating that it will give me precisely what I’m asking for. To date, there hasn’t been a single official MP that I would trade for a KO version for any reason.

    Again, the simple fact is that threads like this don’t exist to share info about KOs, so people are naturally more likely to react unfavourably when the subject is raised.

    Long story short, “waiting on the KO” has been the spark for many a shit storm over the years, and definitely doesn’t get any fresher the more it’s said.

    I wholeheartedly agree with others when they say that people are welcome to spend their money however they want (it’s a concession I wish non-collectors would make for me when it comes to my hobby :mad: ), but I do think that KO talk has a more appropriate time and place elsewhere in the forums. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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    Perfectly stated!
     
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    Shockwave81 Protecting Cybertron from all hostile threats Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Possibly some waffling on my part! :p  I don’t want anyone to feel bad or unwelcome, but there are definitely times when it doesn’t hurt to read the room before raising certain subjects heheh.
     
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  19. myrrh

    myrrh Knell-Mown Wember

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    ...well i’m just waiting to see if takara eventually releases a toy-based color scheme: dark green, chrome, and realistic detailing...
     
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  20. Optimus Prime23

    Optimus Prime23 Lighting our Darkest Hour

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    Logically stated. Worthy of your avatar, good sir.
     
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