MP-20+ Wheeljack

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  1. Such Heroic Nonsense

    Such Heroic Nonsense No!

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    Legs and forearms still black then? Was hoping they were greyer than the original release and the Wonderfest lighting was playing tricks ... :oops: 

    But on a more positive note, the official pics deluge of the new Wonderfest trio has begun!

    Roll on Prime V3 & Hound! :D 
     
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  2. Sam

    Sam MP-44: 48 days

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    They look a lot lighter to me. Dark grey, rather than black.
     
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  3. Such Heroic Nonsense

    Such Heroic Nonsense No!

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    Had to go back and check some MP20 pix, but yeah. Maybe not an immediately obvious differential to my eye going by those images, but certainly a very dark grey as opposed to jet black.

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    My time right now is limited but if someone can do a side by side, that'd be great. :thumbs2: 

    In the round, the chest looks SO much cleaner and it's crazy how much a simple repaint has morphed this guy into the Wheeljack I know and love.
     
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  4. Sam

    Sam MP-44: 48 days

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    My internet at home is down so I'm using up mobile data for this, but here's some quick comparisons I comp'd together:

    206.jpg 2010.jpg 2011.jpg plus1.jpg plus10.jpg
     
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    Wow. That alt mode looks really bare. I new it would be cleaner but that might be a little too clean.
    I’ll definitely be getting this for bot mode but I may just keep my plain one for alt mode. Need to consider the pics a little more.
    Edit: Hmmn. It just needs a little something more in the back half for me. Maybe some panel lining on the rear window/louvres. Or a splash of colour or a logo or something.
     
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  6. Sam

    Sam MP-44: 48 days

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    Some more comps:

    205.jpg plus2.jpg plus6.jpg plus7.jpg
     
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    I really like it. And the alt mode is great also!
     
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  8. Primus1998

    Primus1998 "Say hi to Joker for me." - Red Hood.

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    I like the look of it but at the same time I prefer the original.
     
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  9. Mr.Deflok

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    Not a fan of the MP+'s but I can see myself getting this and swapping parts like the head and weapons.

    Wonder if 20+ comes with the gun? (EDIT: yup, it does)
     
  10. Sam

    Sam MP-44: 48 days

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    I hate to be that guy, especially when it's a release I'm this stoked for, but I would've liked to see the chest like this:

    Screen Shot 2018-08-07 at 11.13.16.png

    Bringing the Autobot logo down would have meant splitting it for transformation, and I can see why they didn't want to do it this way (I've copied the transformation seam on top of the insignia here). If only Hasui had designed the horizontal seam lower down!

    Bringing it right down to just above that air vent would have allowed a thicker band of white at the top of his chest (and a thicker strip of green), and matched the toon that bit better:

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    The toon usually had the Autobot brand dead-centre of his chest, and that isn't possible because of the actual car details.

    To be fair, it is a bit of an ugly split. The bottom left quarter of the insignia would be printed separately from the rest, and there would be a line across the white rectangle. It's a real shame MP-20 wasn't designed with a different, lower seam on the chest. Dammit Hasui-san!


    Still very excited to finally have Wheeljack back in my collection :cool: 
     
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  11. BWfan86

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    Odd that they flipped bee’s faction logo so that it’s hidden in that promo pic. Not toon accurate
     
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    I'm not a toon only guy but this looks pretty good! Best + release so far. I still prefer the original but with all that paint and a decent price this guy is very tempting!
     
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    Stunning, simply stunning, now that is the Wheeljack I know and love just look at his sexy car mode below.......

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    Infinitely better looking, less busier and way more toon accurate than the first. I'm so glad for this repaint. I'm not a guy keen on cars in the slightest. Hell, outside of the very, very obvious recognisable cars in the cartoon ie Sideswipe, Bee, Tracks, Jazz and literally one or two others I couldn't tell you for the life of me which real life cars the others were based on, nor did I really care!?

    So Wheeljack looking like what he did, the first release, with all that greebly detail and all that real life mumbo jumbo livery on his alt-mode did fuck all for me and it made him grotesquely toon inaccurate which something I always found grating. This deco however just screams Wheeljack, he looks amazing and will be mine. I've never been this excited about a repaint, ever, and I'm looking forward to him more than I am Hound even though the latter is the newer figure.

    He looks amazing, like someone has said it could be a lighter grey but nonetheless it looks breathtakingly stunning! From the looks of it AE should be opening their PO's soon....hope it's a main line release!?
     
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    wait did the original have headlights there? I can't remember
     
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    Wow, love the Lacia as a car, but this remake is the one that makes a biiig difference, hard to deny that.  As mentioned earlier, wouldve said the same for Red Alert if they wouldve redone the arm doors.  All of the others seemed pretty pointless.

    Wheeljack finally looks like Wheeljack!  Might try to switch out the windows, though.  Black windows on this one...
     
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    This guy looks fantastic! I can't wait for this to replace mp-20!!!
     
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    No toy-launchers?

    Drat. :( 

    But at least the figure itself looks gorgeous. :) 
     
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  19. BWfan86

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    Hmm.. was really considering getting this to have a 2nd copy of the mp20 mold, but the vehicle deco is just waaaay too bland, IMO
     
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    Confirms what I've known all along: The anime repaints just aren't for me.

    But thanks for making me fall in love with the original MP-20 mould again with these comparison pics - been a while since I've had mine in car mode so I think he's due some attention.

    See, sometimes we can ALL win! :) 
     
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