Mp-19+ Smokescreen

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  1. Sam

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    It has an entirely new head.

    Also, the huge chin is a giveaway, same as with MP-22, MP-36, MP-45 - it won't look so big with the open mouths.
     
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    Fun episode! I enjoy the brief banter between Ramjet and Dirge as they walk away from Astrotrain heheh.

    And the mysterious Autobot!! Do report back. ;) 
     
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    I had to fix the face in photoshop, is this better?
    [​IMG]
     
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    Yes I can clearly see the head is new and improved. And while I also had already assumed there would be multiple faces I was hoping for some confirmation.

    I guess I’ll just have to wait for more pics. Glad this is getting a proper repaint. Man those remolded shoulder guns look stellar as well!

    Really too bad about wheeljack having to part-form with his shoulder launcher. I’m sure there’s a new Sideswipe mold coming so WJ will be the odd one out unfortunately. And prowl not having new faces too. Really too bad about those two little hindsights.
     
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    That’s a very specific/odd collectible action figure display thing ala figurarts or revoltech. Assuming it just sits down.
     
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  7. Sam

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    I think redesigning an entirely new head rather than just a new face is confirmation that it’ll have alternate faces, but I suppose they could take a step back from 18+ in that respect. Doubtful though, hopefully we’ll get the TTMall page soon.

    Will his shoulder launchers still be deployable in vehicle mode, I wonder.

    Looks like the smoke effect might be two halves clipped together, perhaps they can be posed separately too.
     
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    Well....never been much of a fan of Smokescreen, passed on the first one and will pass on this...however the face on this....terrifying. It's the definition of cartoonish, much like some of Bumbleee's faces...not a good sign going forward for G1 MPs IMO.

    The original is much better looking IMO...which to be honest is my feeling in almost all 'plus' editions barring Shockwave. It's weird, each plus edition of an MP mould I didn't original buy has made me consider going back and getting the older one. Is that you plan TT! To sell me on nostalgia for what you used to do even though I skipped it at the time...I've had it with your tricksy little mind games!
     
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  9. Johntimus Prime

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    That chin...it's like the lovechild of Jay Leno and Bruce Campbell.
     
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    I wish they'd stop with the giant chins (it seems an odd way of allowing for alternative faces) - the chin on this guy is the same size again as the rest of his face. That gripe aside, though, this is a huge improvement on the original. Even with the giant chin that face is a lot nice than the original, which remains one of my least favourite face sculpts. This one has oodles more character.
     
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    Hideous.

    But even as a kid, I've always hated how Dery designed Smokescreen. He looked intentionally fat and ugly.

    I'd love a proper toy-inspired release, using more Prowl parts, that looks like this:

    [​IMG]

    I only bought the original MP Smokescreen cause he was dirt cheap on amazon a while after his release....less than $40. Now the repaint is over twice that.

    I'm not happy with myself that I've officially become a "hater." I don't want to dislike these. I LOVED buying and collecting this line....but it's now completely 180 from what I wanted in the first place.

    But I haven't given up hope. It Takara Tomy Mall ever releases more toy inspired repaints/retools, like Megatron +, I'd be all over them. I'd buy a "toy" Wheeljack and Tracks and Sunstreaker and even Smokescreen. And I'd sell off (or give away) the toon ones I already have. They HAVE the tooling for a lot of that already, so it's really making me crazy they haven't released any.

    Oh well.....the waiting continues. Something we're all very intimately familiar with.
     
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    I'd love a toy-based Smokescreen too - one based on the art you posted or on the original artwork. I never liked Dery's version of Smokescreen either (although, as I say, I much prefer this new version to the original MP). I even had a crack at my own toy-based Smokescreen:

    Minor/Repaint: - MP Smokescreen (Toy Version)
     
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    The original MP Wheeljack is technically the toy accurate version.  Just compare it to the original G1 toy release....
     
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    the only thing i like more than the original is that facesculpt
     
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    Called it!

    That face though.
     
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    I still want a "faceless" face like the original toy, and of course the toy launchers. Which exist, with Exhaust. Just like Road Rage and Loud Pedal had parts to make toy Tracks and Cordon has toy Sunstreaker parts. So MOST of the tooling is already done.

    In a perfect world, I could just buy those parts as an accessory pack and "fix" my toys. But I'm willing to go all out and double dip, but Takara isn't giving me that option. Don't they want my money??
     
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    Are Takara Tomy Mall Exclusives hard to acquire? I will probably need to get this very good boy.
     
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    Hahaha, that face, oh man TT you the best.