Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by xdmisato, Apr 6, 2016.
Damn was hoping for Deep Cover, might pick this up....
While I'm happy for those who were waiting for such a release, but to me this is not as appealing as the original MP-14.
The toned down colors "work" for the aimed goal, but somehow puts me off.
Yeah but they could do an MP - line and give Ironhide a load of leg greeble and those huge vehicle accurate mirrors. And no head.
Never having gotten the first MP Red Alert, maybe this one will be the one for me... I'm all for better depictions of the "anime" when it doesn't detract from the figure.
This looks fucking terrible! Poor Red. He got screwed just like poor Streetwise. I don't get why Takara is on this hyper-anime accurate color scheme kick to the point that their so slavish to the on-screen appearance that it looks like shit. Because let's face it, the G1 cartoon was a pile of shit designed to sell toys, nothing more. It wasn't a masterpiece of art culture. You were lucky if characters were in the right colors, had all their components, and were in correct scale.
If they want to do this kind of hyper-cartoon accurate color scheme, my grow some balls and do cell-shaded figures like this:
So this is nuts. Especially knowing this will be a new subseries based on the translation. It seems like almost every toy could get a re-release for these changes and the OCD collectors amongst us (like me) will not know which to keep... I mean, sheesh, my mind immediately went to MP-11T Thundercracker and his black nosecone (and askew wing logos and such). Are they going to do an MP-11T+ and MP-11SW+? Yarrrgh!
Even so, though - I hate having to get incremental upgrades for stuff. And realistically, we'd be looking at, what, Red Alert, possibly Streak if they combine the different colorings of the releases, Wheeljack... Smokescreen and Bee too, perhaps? I'm just not that keen on several more things I have to buy, all exclusives, when it already is killing my wallet with all the exclusives.
For some stupid reason the thing I like most about this repaint are the white hubcaps. Not enough for me to double dip on a Red Alert though. Maybe I'll just paint the ones on mine white. XD
Like the look of this. I only have the KO of Red Alert and have been wanting to upgrade to an official for a while. Much prefer this deco. If the prices aren't daft I might get involved.
from the recent releases it looks like this is what the mp line is going to be now. it's official, 3p is vastly superior to takara now.
Enjoy the KO, peaces!
No its not, thats a ridiculous statement, please extract your head from your arse.
I dunno. I'm not a fan of the robot modes of Tracks, Hot Rod, Ironhide or Ratchet, so I'd have to agree with him about the RECENT releases minus Shockwave.
I can't see Takara doing that - why change the deco style of the whole range when you can offer 2 different ones - classic MP and Anime - and get the completionists to buy both?
The + line is a different beast - otherwise why append the numbering with a plus sign? Hot Rod and Ironhide didn't come with greyed out windows and still featured chrome, so I think we're safe. For now...
You should have just posted 'stop liking what I don't like!', would have been alot faster
I don't get why anyone would be upset. You don't have to buy these, or you could sell on your original release to fund the + release.
As far as that good ol' ray o' sunshine Peaces goes, don't feed the troll!
Yeah painting the original's thighs silver is really easy and looks great. If that is the main reason you prefer the new one, its not hard to do.
I'm more annoyed with Takara has adopted the 'silver legs in cartoon are white on toy' aesthetic that some 3ps have used. I think it looks awful in most cases. Hopefully these kind of releases will not overtake the mainline releases.
Maybe I need this version to update my signature image haha
Come on preorders
Just got to finger out how to finally get MP11t in between this and Ratchet.
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